-> '''Mr L''': Excellent, [[AllAccordingToPlan everything is mostly going somewhat according to my vague plan]].
-->--Luigi showing he has no idea what he's doing.

[[http://www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofile.php?id=33751/ L's Empire]] is a webcomic hosted on SmackJeeves written by {{Tropers/Gamermaster}} and his younger brother [=SubrosianDimitri=], that follows Luigi leaving Mario and then going off to form his own "Empire." To accomplish his vague goals, he enlists [[SuperPaperMario a gay clown]], [[VideoGame/MegaMan3 a narcissistic robot]], and [[OriginalCharacter a mentally unstable green guy with a spear]]. HilarityEnsues.

The comic updates 8:00 AM EST every day, [[ScheduleSlip except when the authors get lazy]]. Also the Authors have a habit of putting A LOT of information in their author comments, so a good chunk of the tropes are AllThereInTheManual.

Has nothing to do with [[Manga/DeathNote that other L]].

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!!Tropes used include:

* [[AllJustADream All Just A Movie]]: [[spoiler: The AprilFoolsDay special.]]
* AllThereInTheManual: The authors really like doing this, especially with the Lcyclopedia and the Author Comments. They're the only places where you can find out the powers of the other two Y Guys.
** Inverted with Mr L's entry in the character page, which tells the reader to go read the comic for more information.
* AloofBigBrother: Shadowpalm
* AltText: Every single page [[note]]Except for the first 23 pages of the AprilFoolsDay special[[/note]]. Sometimes their jokes will span multiple pages.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: The Kayoss, well the males at any rate.
* ArcFatigue: In-Universe example. The authors themselves get tired of the arc, so they just fast forward to the end of it.
* ArcVillain: In order:
** [[spoiler:Dark Star]] for the [=DS=] Saga.
** Phala (the Pixl Queen) for the [=PQ=] Saga
* ArcWords: "Beware the night of five lights." [[labelnote:MASSIVE SPOILER]]It refers to Dark Star, the '''knight''' of the five lights (both characters who said the line were Kayoss, and Kayoss are terrible at spelling), who is trying to collect five specific shards of the Master Stars so he can become an author.[[/labelnote]]
* ArtInitiatesLife: Reco makes recolors by painting them on a canvas. However, he has no control over his creations once they come to life.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The SlashFic Future!Void was reading:
-->'''Future!Void''': Ugh, don't these fanfiction writers have the slightest clue on how Kayoss biology works?
* ArtShift: On occasion, the comic will change to different sprite styles, (including various types of 8-bit and VideoGame/PaperMario64). Geminiman is never affected.
* [[AuthorAvatar Author Avatars]]: Both of the authors have one and [[spoiler: so does Dark Star.]]
** AuthorPowers: The authors can [[TimeStandsStill freeze time]], make [[OurWormholesAreDifferent glitch holes]] and [[RealityWarper warp the fabric of reality itself]]. They normally don't get involved because [[StoryBreakerPower the story would then be boring]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: A literal example, where the king or queen of Kayoss is granted the ability of StrongAsTheyNeedToBe.
* BadassPrincess: Hime. While she is never shown doing anything awesome herself, she trained Endboss to become a ninja.
* BeamSpam: While not used per se, there is a running gag where all KameHameHadoken are referred to as such.
* BerserkButton: Dimentios dislike of fancy intros. Also, calling [[{{Narcissist}} Geminiman]] ugly.
* BetaTestBaddie: QS, who feels incomplete in the fact that he can't form his body from the waist down into anything but a pile of mercury.
* BetterThanABareBulb
* BeyondTheImpossible: It was stressed that the Master Stars [[MediumAwareness can not change the angle they are viewed from and are unaffected by shading or photoshop effects]], even remaining the same during [[ArtShift art shifts]]. [[spoiler: In his very first appearance, Dark Star manages to not only fade them into the page, but make them glow and turn them.]]
* BigDamnHero: [[spoiler: All 6 of the grandmasters of Nej-Lök show up to help L's Empire in the fight against Dark Star.]]
* BizarreAlienBiology: All Kayoss have disembodied feet and male Kayoss breath through their eyes and skin, have disembodied hands, and no mouths. The Limbs are controlled via pheromones.
** BizarreAlienReproduction: Kayoss can only reproduce with [[OneTrueLove a single being]] (although they being can be of [[InterspeciesRomance any species]], and sometimes [[RoboShip it doesn't even need to be a living thing]]), they exchange genetic material by wanting to have a kid and holding hands, and they can only have three (living) children at a time.
** BizarreSexualDimorphism: Female Kayoss look like human women with [[RaymanianLimbs Raymanian feet]] and no noses. Male Kayoss have no hair or mouths along with a [[DragonBallZ Majin Buu]] head tentacle, can breath through their eyes, have [[RaymanianLimbs Raymanian hands]] to go along with their feet and can absorb life energy though their hands.
* BladeOnAStick: Void started off with one but later gained the ability to create them with his bare hands. [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/664689/the-devil-in-a-pink-dress-pt-19/ His aim still sucks though.]]
** Being royalty of a Japanese inspired culture, Hime uses a naginata.
* TheBlank: See EyelessFace
* BondCreatures: Peri to Shadowpalm.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The fourth walls entry in the Lcyclopedia is "Purely hypothetical."
* BrickJoke: What was clogging up Mario's toilet? [[spoiler: Yoshi.]]
* ButtMonkey: Void
* CallingYourAttacks: Since Gamermaster is a fan of {{Shonen}} manga like {{Naruto}} and OnePiece, this trope is a given.
* CatchPhrase: QS has a habit of shouting Boo when he makes his presence known.
** On a more meta level, one of the fans has a habit of asking "OMG What will happen NOW?" (spelling varies in each usage).
* TheCoatsAreOff: When Palmaster decided to fight seriously against Shadowpalm, he took off his cloak (he also put away the portable copy of VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} that he was playing, [[RuleOfFunny but that was more for laughs]].)
* CodeName: Mr L
* CoincidentalBroadcast: When Gemini Man gets locked into a video game, there's an ad playing for the very game system that matches up with the cartridge.
* ColourCodedTimestop: Used occasionally and discussed by Gamermaster.
* ComboPlatterPowers: [[RoyaltySuperPower The members of the Kayoss Royal family get]] [[SemanticSuperpower complete control over a word, and all its definitions]].
* CompellingVoice: Carnation
** Also her father, [[AllThereInTheManual Wyrld Distrukshun.]]
* CoverIdentityAnomaly: Mirror!Luigi blows his cover when Dimentio ask's him what Mr L got him as a wedding present. [[spoiler: He didn't get him anything.]]
* CursedWithAwesome: ANY power up that Geminiman might get is deemed useless by him [[{{Narcissist}} because they make him ugly]].
* CutsceneIncompetence: When Rib and Bow are kidnapped, the kidnappers run right past L's Empire and the Y Guys. The authors stated that the reason they didn't try to stop them is because it was a cutscene.
* DarkIsEvil: [[spoiler:Dark Star]]
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Dimentio. He teleported himself out of the Underwhere back to the land of the living.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Indx, most likely due to being in solitary for 1500 years.
* DeathIsCheap: [[spoiler:Mario]] gets their head cut of multiple time, in a matter of a few minutes. [[spoiler: However a new head just pops up every time.]]
** Also pointed out by Mr L [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/1272108/oil-is-thicker-than-water-pt-6/ here]].
* DeadGuyJunior: Kind of, as Hector is named after his grandfathers and they're all undead.
* [[spoiler: DemonicPossession: Dimentio was possessed by Dark Star during the events of SuperPaperMario.]]
* DeusExMachina: [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/504379/project-runaway-pt-25/ Used and justified by the authors]], this is a comedy after all.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Geminiman wants to kill Void for for doing the following (all in the first saga): [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/367203/origins-of-the-akward-pt-4/ Calling him an 8 bit recolor,]] [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/444065/date-with-disaster-pt-3/ going on a date with his older half sister,]] [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/445037/date-with-disaster-pt-6/ stealing his credit card to pay for said date,]] [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/451898/project-runaway-pt-3/ making a bunch]] [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/452168/project-runaway-pt-4/ of head puns when]] [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/456975/project-runaway-pt-10/ he was decapitated,]] [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/452899/project-runaway-pt-6/ impaling him on a spear]], [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/504379/project-runaway-pt-25/ freezing him with a deus ex machina,]] [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/636711/the-devil-in-a-pink-dress-pt-3/ destroying his blue armor polish,]] [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/660960/the-devil-in-a-pink-dress-pt-12/ ruining his armor after another polishing,]] [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/666661/one-weeks-notice-pt-2/ and blowing up his arm]]. What's so disproportionate about that? He wants to kill him once for each event.
* DontExplainTheJoke: Void has a bad habit of explaining jokes and pointing out obvious plot points.
-->'''Mr L:''' [[SarcasmMode *Sigh* Yes Void, thank you for explaining the joke]].
* DrillSergeantNasty: Hime, but you can't argue with her results.
* DropTheCow: Happens to Mr L three times in a row. He [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it after the second time.
--> '''Mr L:''' Why... Me?
* DudeNotFunny: In-Universe example. At one point, they find themselves in a pocket dimension inside [[spoiler: [[WombLevel Daisy's womb]]]] (don't ask), and Geminiman decides that the best way to get out is to blast [[spoiler: the fetus]]. Mr L whips out his lightsaber and scolds Geminiman for even thinking of threatening [[spoiler: his child]]. Gamermaster even says that they've gone beyond the realm of good taste.
* EarlyBirdCameo: [[HybridMonster Toadbas]] first appeared in a video showing off a texture hack for SuperMario64 before showing up in the actual comic 2 years later.
** Gaio the Ancient made his first appearance when [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] [[RageAgainstTheAuthor held [=SubrosianDimitri=] hostage]]. He entered the story proper 345 pages later.
** Gold Joe appeared in silhouette when the comic went on [[SeriesHiatus hiatus]]. He wasn't properly introduced for another 353 pages.
** Pix first appeared at the same time as Gaio and didn't appear [[TimeTravel in the present]] for another 382 pages.
*** Indx beats out all of them. She first appeared with Pix and Gaio, and then didn't show up again for 661 pages.
* EnfantTerrible: Carnation... Just Carnation [[note]]For those that don't know, she is the highest concentration of pure evil in the Conglomiverse.[[/note]]
* EurekaMoment: [[spoiler: Geminiman pointing out a star shaped hole in the ceiling makes Dimentio realize that someone is collecting five specific shards of the Master Stars (by arranging the stars into a pentagon it shows that the missing shards form a star).]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Snowball, a bumpty with {{Sizeshifter}} powers.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Peach, Bow, Daisy, Carnation, and Hime.
* [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Evil Younger Sybling]]: Carnation, if it wasn't already obvious. When she's bored, she tortures Void. When she can't find Void, she tortures Shadowpalm. When she cant find Shadowpalm, she commits mass genocide.
** Also [=SubrosianDimitri=].
* [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench Everything Sounds Cooler In Japanese]]: Mr L certainly thinks so.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Sue Ez Spensive, it's an expensive restaurant.
** Also, the princess of the Sammer Guys is named [[JapaneseHonorifics Hime]].
* ExpospeakGag: [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/528918/mission-improbable-pt-6/ Here]].
* ExtremeOmnivore: Fluffy will swallow anything except [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/504884/project-runaway-pt-27/ a mass of mercury based nano-machines.]]
* EyelessFace: Palmaster partially deconstructs this while combining it with TheBlank. Male Kayoss only have eyes on their heads to begin with, and since they breath through their eyes (and partially through their skin), he can't move that much because of a lack of oxygen.
* {{Facepalm}}: [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/782468/a-bunch-of-y-guys-pt-17/ Here]].
* FakeKing: [[spoiler: Just like in [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario the game he came from]], King Sammer is impersonated by a shapeshifter.]]
* FantasticFightingStyle: Nej-Lök and Mer-Krydda.
* FillerStrips: Very rarely, and always put up outside of the regular update schedule.
* FinaglesLaw: By the words of Gamermaster, "In Webcomics, the only law is Murphys law."
* FlameWar: [[spoiler: Gamermaster and Dark Star got into one over the latter's {{Jerkass}} behavior.]]
* [[FluffyTheTerrible Fluffy the]] [[VideoGame/{{Mother 3}} Ultimate Chimera]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Done with all the subtlety of a brick to the face and lampshaded to the Nth degree.
** [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/1098731/science-unfair-pt-16/ You'd be surprised]] [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/1959010/skim-skirmish-pt-13/ just how subtle it can be]].
* FunWithAcronyms: FUSS[[note]]Federation of United Species Summit[[/note]], TACT[[note]]Temporal Anomaly Correction Team[[/note]] LEET [[note]]L's Empire Extermination Team[[/note]], and SLIP [[note]]Soul Lacking Infantry Pixl[[/note]].
** There's also an inverted case with Reco's '''R'''ecolor '''G'''enesis '''B'''rush.
* FusionDance: Pix has the unique ability to act as a catalyst for a composite type for any two objects or people he wants. He can also undo the fusion whenever he wants.
* FutureBadass: 700 after the main story, Void has ascended to the Throne of Chaos and [[StrongAsTheyNeedToBe can beat anyone in the raw power department]]. Plus his aim has improved.
* GISSyndrome: [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/1479038/4th-l-niversary/ The 4th anniversary]].
* GlassCannon: [[WordOfGod Gamermaster]] describes Void as such, with his abilities almost completely devoted to offense. Of course, [[MadeOfIron this is only by Kayoss standards]].
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/768614/happy-new-year/ The start of the DS Saga]] [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/1532603/pq-saga/ and the PQ Saga]].
* GodMode: Prevented by the God Mod Formula.
* GodOfEvil: [[spoiler:Dark Star]]
* GottaCatchThemAll: The Master Stars. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Only the last shard of the Mirror Star was actually important (it's the one that Dark Star needed to complete his plans). This was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Void.]]
* [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Swedish]]: The fighting style Nej-Lök and all related terms.
* GreenThumb: Sort of, as Gardeners power lets her make easily removable hypo-allergenic flowers grow on the heads of people she touches. Technically the first queen of the Kayoss, Kaamylla Ryndum, had this as part of her power.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler: Dark Star cuts Fluffy in half off-screen. He gets better.]]
* HalloweenCosplay: [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/727760/happy-holloween/ here]] and [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/1334793/halloween-2011/ here]].
* HandicappedBadass: Palmaster was born without eyes so he can't see or move that much[[note]]Male Kayoss breathe through their eyes (and partially through their skin)[[/note]], but that doesn't stop him from being one of the most powerful fighters in the comic.
** Shadowpalm as well. Since he was born before his father ascended to the throne, he doesn't have royal powers, plus he can't store Vim due to the fact that he has a second pair of hands instead of feet.
* HealingFactor: Both Geminiman and the the Hooniversity itself are granted this through the power of Voids Chaos Heart.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Endboss may have become a ninja, but he still wears the same bright yellow outfit. Void also claims to be one, but his credentials are questionable.
* HostileShowTakeover: While Geminiman was trapped inside a video game, Link from the Authors previous comic drugs and takes [=SubrosianDimitri=] hostage. His motive? [[spoiler: [[OrphanedSeries His comic hadn't been updated in two years.]]]]
* HypnotizeThePrincess: Inverted by Carnation.
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: Hime is the only one allowed to insult her students.
* IAmLegion: Sometimes Gemini Man talks like this. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because he can multiply, and there's someone else living in his head.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Mr L wears shoes with heavy iron soles. [[SuperSpeed When he takes them off...]]
* IdiotBall: In the words of Gamermaster "...this is a comic so everyone has to be slightly on the idiotic side."
* IkeaErotica: Once again, the SlashFic that future!Void was reading (Although Geminiman is a robot, so it might be partially accurate).
--> '''Future!Void''': And then Geminiman inserted his flashdrive into Void's...
* ImmortalImmaturity: Void, along with his brother and sister, act a lot less mature than people who are technically: 17, 21 and 5 respectively.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Poor Void. [[EpicFail He even misses]] [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/1296232/games-of-life-pt-13/ at point blank range]].
* ImprobablyHighIQ: Dimentio has an IQ of 256.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Pix.
* IncrediblyLamePun: All the time.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: Done with the authors previous work, ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' HighSchoolAU, and with the younger authors {{Parody}} of bad sprite comics[[note]]although this comic was what inspired Gamermaster to make L's Empire making this more of a MythologyGag[[/note]].
* InterspeciesRomance: Several examples
** Rib (a Dry Bones) and Bow (a Boo).
** Carnation (a Kayoss) and Pix (a half pixl/demigod thing).
** Shadowpalm (a Kayoss) and Pari (a [[BondCreatures Nutrimensnam Sentent]])
* {{Invisibility}}: Void's Great Uncle has the power to control the transparency of anything; up to and including lies and emotions.
* ItMakesSenseInContext: Discussed by Gamermaster when [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/1486690/storming-the-castle-pt-35/ Luigi defeats Mirror!Luigi]].
* {{Jerkass}}: [[spoiler: Dark Star. When he became an author, he constantly posted rude responses to the readers comments.]]
* TheJuggernaut: Fluffy. He isn't called the ''[[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} Ultimate Invincible Chimera]]'' for nothing. [[spoiler: It's to the point where he was [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe cut in half]] and one fan's reaction was "meh, he'll get over it."]]
* KameHameHadoken: Dimentio fires them as part of a RunningGag.
* KidFromTheFuture: Hector Calcius Bone.
* KillerRabbit: Carnation, although she isn't physically dangerous, she can hypnotize you to kill yourself and is perfectly willing to do so.
* LandLord: General Man.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Dimentio doesn't have any memory of the events of SuperPaperMario because [[spoiler:he was possessed by Dark Star at the time.]]
* LateArrivalSpoiler: [[spoiler: Due to the fact that the comic profile page shows all of the authors, it's nigh impossible to not know about Dark Star and the fact that he becomes an author.]]
* LifeEnergy: Vim
* LiteralSplitPersonality: Siruv and Geminiman are the good and the ego respectively.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Everyone seems to know what "[[ArcWords Beware the night of five lights]]" means, yet they refuse to tell L's Empire. [[spoiler: It turns out that it's because, if they were told, the audience would know and, therefor, [[ArcVillain Dark Star]] would know.]]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: There are over 100 named characters listed on the character page.
* LosingYourHead: Happens to Geminiman, and Void attempts to milk it for all it's worth, in every way except a {{Hamlet}} quote.
* LoveAtFirstSight: As a result of their magical genetics, and being the living embodiments of order and chaos, all Kayoss will find [[OneTrueLove true love]] at first sight (and suffer a condition known as Love Struck, [[{{Squick}} where they drool out of their eyes]]). Mind you, it has to be first sight without time travel involved as shown with Carnation and Pix in the Valentines Day Special.
* MadeOfIron: Void and, by extension, all Kayoss. Geminiman even admits that almost all of his offscreen time is devoted to figuring out a way to even scratch Void.
* MagicGenetics: The Kayoss. Just take a look at BizarreAlienReproduction above to see how magical.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: Due to the release of [[SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros Brawl]], the boundaries between the video game universes kind of... er, merged to the point where it's neither a Multiverse or a Universe but something in between. The Conglomiverse. To put it simply, The dimensions are now like countries. You can walk from one to the other but depending on which one your in determines what the rules are.
* MeaningfulName: Several. One particular example would be the god of recolors who is named Reco Lord.
* MeaningfulTitles: All of the Grand Masters of Nej-Lök are given titles that reflect their fighting techniques, (with the exception of Stonemaster, who is named such because of his body patterns).[[note]][[DoubleSubversion Although the name still fits his power anyways]][[/note]]
* MesACrowd: While originally Gemini Man had the ability to create a hologram of himself, upon coming within proximity of Voids Chaos Heart he gained the ability to create an army of solid clones.
* MindControlEyes: Anyone under Carnation's spell gets blank pink eyes.
* MirrorUniverse: One storyline takes place in one. For bonus points, they actually get there by going through a mirror.
* MonsterMash: Hector Calcius Bone is the son of a Boo and a Dry Bones.
* MotorMouth: Wheel Man. Also [=SubrosianDimitri=] when he's excited.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous- Palamaster can make a near infinite amount of floating hands, without having to worry about the limb part.
** Shadowpalm technically counts, as he has two pairs of hands instead of having a pair of feet.
* MultiversalConqueror: What Empress Peach thought she was. [[CurbStompBattle Dimentio thought otherwise]].
* TheMultiverse: Actually a Conglomiverse (The universes are partially melded so that their boundaries connect but the different laws of physics still apply in separate sections).
* MythologyGag- Taken to it's most literal extreme, where the main cast from the creators previous comic show up because [[spoiler: [[OrphanedSeries their comic hadn't been updated in two years.]]]]
* MyNaymeIs: All Kayoss, because they can't spell.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: Gemini Man towards Void about Roll.
* NoblewomansLaugh: Phala has the stereotypical "Oh ho ho ho" complete with using her wing to cover where her mouth would be.
* NoodleImplements: General Man's purchase of the Hooniversity involved powdered milk.
* NoMouth: All male Kayoss.
* NoSell: [[spoiler: Unlike with previous characters who absorbed it, dodged it, or regenerated, Dark Star takes a full blast from Dimentio's Pet Peeves without a scratch or even flinching (He asked if it was supposed to tickle).]]
** On the less spoileriffic side, Geminiman is unaffected by Carnation's mind control because he's a robot.
* NotJustATournament: [[spoiler: QS took over King Sammer's Generic Tournament for Fighter Type People so he could collect all the pieces of the Vim Star.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [=SubrosianDimitri=], the younger author, at least according to his brother.
* OddNameOut: Shadowpalm does not match the doom based naming conventions of male Kayoss.
** [[spoiler: Actually that's just a title. His birth name, Deethin, fits the normal pattern just fine.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Shadowpalm, Void, Carnation and Kayoss in general; who age 100 times slower than humans do.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Mr L actually gets confused when one character is introduced that shares their name with another one.
* OneTrueLove: Every Kayoss is guaranteed to meet theirs. However, it won't always be [[InterspeciesRomance the same species]] or even [[RoboShip a living thing]] ([[MagicGenetics yet they're still able to have fertile kids]]).
* OneWingedAngel: Both Gaio the Ancient and [[spoiler:Dark Star]] pull this off.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Shadowpalm is only referred to as Deethin [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/827520/a-hand-of-darkness-pt-2/ once]]. It's to the point where his younger brother didn't even know that was his real name.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Literal in universe example, where Luigi looses his italian accent when he becomes Mr L.
* OppositesAttract: Pix and Carnation are pure good and pure evil respectively, yet they're each others OneTrueLove.
* OrderVersusChaos: Kayoss are the living representation of this concept.
* OurGodsAreGreater: They are immortal and remember everything that happens on screen (even things they weren't present for). They also can instantly tell if someone else is a god or demigod and project a field that prevents plot important items from being detected. There are two types in the story:
** Universal Gods which are extremely powerful, but their abilities only work within their native dimension.
** Subversal Gods which are not as powerful, but their powers work everywhere.
* OurSoulsAreDifferent: Souls develop while the mind is developing with the fetus, only in reverse. They start off selfless and then develop selfishness. Kayoss are the only exception, their souls and minds being the same thing.
* PlayingWithFire: The Fyra Herre Flaremaster.
* {{Portmanteau}}: Used occasionally with Lcyclopedia (L Encyclopedia), Smashclysm (Smash Cataclysm), and Conglomiverse (Conglomerate Universe) being the main examples.
* PowerAtAPrice: Played with by Geminiman's Virus Mode, which grants him a huge amount of power at the cost of, in [[{{Narcissist}} his]] view, making him hideous.
* PowerGlows: Void's old spear.
-->'''Void:''' [[LampshadeHanging Dude, name one magical artifact that DOESN'T glow]].
* PrincessesPreferPink: Peach and Carnation, although for the latter it's actually her skin.
* ProjectileToast: The way that Geminiman communicates while in Nap Time.
* PunnyName: All male Kayoss.
* PuppyDogEyes: Carnation's method of hypnotizing her older brothers.
* PureIsNotGood: Carnation is pure evil.
* RageAgainstTheAuthor: [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] from the the creators previous comic, holds the younger author hostage because [[spoiler: [[OrphanedSeries they haven't updated his comic in two years]].]]
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/544248/mission-improbable-pt-11/ Discussed here.]]
** Also when their landlord showed up, he tells them they haven't paid rent [[RealitySubtext since the comic went on hiatus]].
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: See OlderThanTheyLook.
* RealMenWearPink: Blademaster, the most powerful [[FantasticFightingStyle Nej-Lök]] practitioner alive, has salmon pink skin with a lavender stripe running down his face.
* [[RealWomenDontWearDresses Real Women Choose if They Wear Dresses]]: Discussed. TomboyPrincess Daisy wears a yellow dress. When questioned on why, she responds as follows:
-->'''Daisy''': DID YOU EVER THINK THAT MAYBE I LIKE TO WEAR DRESSES? HUH, DID YOU EVER THINK OF THAT?
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Quite a few characters (most notably [[spoiler:Dark Star]]). Pix averts this as, despite him always having red eyes, he's [[IncorruptiblePurePureness the nicest guy in existence]].
* {{Robosexual}}: Void and [[VideoGame/MegaMan Roll]].
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Hector Calcius Bone is both the heir to two kingdoms (the Boos and the Dry Bones) and is an active member of [[TimePolice T.A.C.T.]]
* RuleOfCool: Mr L seems to be a fan of this trope as it's the reason [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/1266360/oil-is-thicker-than-water-pt-3/ his group is called L's Empire]] and [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/1484781/storming-the-castle-pt-28/ why he started off his fight with Mirror!Luigi with a head on collision]].
* RunningGag: 5, misnamed tropes, everything being Void' fault, Fancy Intro's, spelling mistakes (especially the word sibling).
* ScheduleSlip: '''''[[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/1507726/everybody-was-nej-l-k-fighting-pt-7/ Weaponized]]''''' (Major Spoilers)
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: After his defeat, Dark Star is put in Gamermaster's [[PocketDimension left pocket]] and had all of his author powers except the ability to post author comments removed. Since it's another dimension, Dark Star can't use any of his godly powers because he's a universal god.]]
* SecondHandStorytelling: Often lampshaded.
* SeriesHiatus: A very short one that was absolutely nothing compared to the ScheduleSlip. [[RealitySubtext It was also worked into the plot]].
* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler: Only the last piece of the Mirror Star was actually necessary to the plot. The other 25 shards were completely non-concequential. [[LampshadeHanging This does not go unnoticed]].]]
* ShockAndAwe: Mr L's choice of attack apart from his [[StarWars Light Saber]].
* ShoutOut: The AltText and author comments make numerous references, from WebAnimation/HomestarRunner and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic to ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' and [[TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension Buckaroo Banzai]].
** Bow and Rib wonder if they could end up like RomeoAndJuliet, until they realize that they're already dead.
** Also, Void and Shadowpalm both mention {{Naruto}} by name at one point.
** All of Mirror!Luigi's attacks are [[{{Pokemon}} fire-type moves]].
** Several storyline titles are references to other works: WarAndPeace, [[ProjectRunway Project Runaway]], [[MissionImpossible Mission Improbable]], [[StarWars Duel of Fakes]], [[TheDevilWearsPrada The Devil in a Pink Dress]], [[VideoGame/MegaMan2 Geminiman II]], [[Film/ThirteenGoingOnThirty 1709 Going On 2409]], [[VideoGame/BitTrip 8-Bit Trip]], [[BritneySpears Shift Me Baby One More Time]], [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} A Whole New World]], [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Mirror Mirror in the Hall]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kung_Fu_Fighting Everybody was Nej-Lök Fighting]], [[Music/TomLehrer Narcissism Tango]], [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Return of the Queen]], and [[WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot My Life as a Preteen Pixl]].
*** Somewhere in Egypt... is one long ShoutOut to WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries (specifically, Marik's Evil Council of Doom).
** Professor E. Gadd's mirror world counterpart is called [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Doctor]] [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Gaddsano]].
* ShowWithinAShow: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Impossible Plot Channel.]] Hosted by TheMissingno
* SiblingTeam: Shortstop and Fastball.
* SingleTargetSexuality: All Kayoss are destined to fall in love with a single being.
* {{Sizeshifter}}: Snowball's superpower that can make him 2, 3, 4, and 5 times bigger exactly. However, this is the only thing he can change, his mass remains the same.
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: The Lints. They're tiny red things that inhabit pocket dimensions and make random sounds all the time.
* SoundEffectBleep: Whenever Gemini Man tries to curse, his programing literally causes him to say bleep.
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Spell My Name With A Space]]: Gemini Man or Geminiman? It depends on his mood.
** Also, Peri or Pari?
* SpinOff: [[http://www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofile.php?id=112539 Void's Game Reviews.]] It was originally hinted at in 2008, but didn't come around until 2011.
** [[StillbornSerial And it only had three pages.]]
* SpontaneousWeaponCreation: Void can make spears shoot out of his hands and feet. [[FutureBadass In the future]], he can do it on any solid surface.
* SpriteComic
* StormingTheCastle: L's Empire attacks the Mushroom Empire in a storyline appropriately named [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Storming the Castle]].
* StraightGay: Dimentio
* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: One of the powers of the King or Queen (whichever one was born into the role) of the Kayoss is that they will always be stronger than the combined power of those they are fighting.
* SuperMode: Geminiman's Virus Mode. Siruv converts all of Geminiman's ego into power.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Inverted with the above. The source of the energy (Siruv) is actually nicer than Gemini Man.
* SuperpowerLottery: The Kayoss Royal Family's [[SemanticSuperpower words]].
* SuperSpeed: Void, as a result of growing up with a martial arts master that uses him as a punching bag for an older brother, and pure evil incarnate as a younger sister. Naturally it only works when he's running away.
** Mr L also has this [[IAmNotLeftHanded when he takes off his shoes]].
** This is also Windmasters specialty.
* StarCrossedLovers: As Rib and Bow are the children of FeudingFamilies, they wonder if they will [[RomeoAndJuliet end up like the trope namers.]] Since it's revealed that they have a KidFromTheFuture, it's obvious that they won't end up [[strike: dead]] even more dead than they already are.
* StealthMentor: Shadowpalm to Void. Although, the reasons are selfish.
* SweatDrop
* TakeThat: A good natured one towards recolors:
-->'''Reco:''' Why do you think there are so many (recolors) on [[SmackJeeves this site]]?
-->'''[=SubrosianDimitri=]:''' OWNED!
* TheTalk: With a twist. The listener (Void) reproduces [[BizarreAlienReproduction in a completely different way]] than the one giving the talk (Mr L). He is naturally [[{{Squick}} squicked out]] at it.
* TechnicolorNinjas: Void claims to be one, but the validity of this claim, unlike his coloration, has yet to be seen. Endboss on the other hand, plays it straight.
* TemptingFate: Multiple characters do this at one point or another with Void being the worst offender, to the point that Mr L actually calls him out on it.
-->'''Mr L:''' Seriously Void, learn basic narrative devices.
* ThemeNaming: All Male Kayoss have a full name that means some form of destruction. All Female Kayoss are [[FloralThemeNaming named after flowers]].
* TimeTravel: The rules are somewhat complex as explained in [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/1089303/getting-a-life-pt-18/ this comic.]] It includes:
** OnlyOneMeAllowedRightNow: Sort of, as is impossible to travel back in time from the point that you were born to the point that you left.
** SanDimasTime
** StableTimeLoop
*** YouCantFightFate: Subverted, while you can't change the past, you can't ''know'' the future, therefore the existence of fate is irrelevant.
** TimePolice: The Temporal Anomaly Correction Team
** TimeyWimeyBall: But only when dealing with magical time travel
* TournamentArc: King Sammer's Generic Tournament for Fighter Type People.
* TransformationNameAnnouncement: [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/602999/duel-of-fakes-pt-32/ I AM SUPER MR L!]]
* TotallyRadical: Shortstop and Fastball, along with Lady Lima (a.k.a. the L'ster) try to be this.
* TranslatorBuddy: Tails Doll acts as this for Weegee.
* TzadikimNistarim: Threaders are basically this, being described as "[[IncrediblyLamePun threading together the fabric of the universe]]."
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]. [[spoiler: No one tells L's Empire about Dark Star and the plan to defeat him because if they find out, the audience finds out (Dark Star is a god and as such remembers anything that happens on screen).]]
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Wyrld Distrukshun had Palmaster manipulate L's Empire into collecting the shards of the Master Stars, [[GenreSavvy knowing that the laws of narrative devices would lead them to finding the lost piece of the Mirror Star and draw Dark Star out of hiding]].]]
* UselessSuperpowers: The entire purpose of the Y Guys.
* VerbalTic: [[VideoGame/SonicR Tail's Doll]] has one. Is that ok?
* VisualPun: The Tre Herre's name is Kaytlle Klicm. What does his skin pattern resemble? A cow.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Gamermaster doesn't have his own personal sprites, so instead he transforms into various video game characters. However, [[MorphicResonance all of the forms he takes incorporate blue into their color schemes]].
** [[spoiler: QS also demonstrates this ability when he masquerades as King Sammer during the tournament.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Dark Star]]
* WebcomicTime: The comic has been going on for close to 5 years, yet in-story it's only been 9 weeks. [[note]]Every time skip larger than a few hours is always one week long.[[/note]]
* WeAreAsMayflies: As stated earlier: Kayoss age 100 times slower than humans and can live to be up to 20000 years old. It helps that their genetics were magically influenced.
* WhipSword: Endboss wields one made up of shuriken.
* WinToExit: {{Subverted|Trope}}. They thought that beating the game would get Geminiman out, but it didn't. [[TakeAThirdOption So Dimentio just used his dimensional magic to free him off-screen]].
* TheWorfEffect: Dimentio's Pet Peeves is one of the most powerful attacks in the series. As a result, it's the first thing used to show how powerful the current villain is.
* ZombieApocalypse: The basic plot of the 2012 AprilFoolsDay special.

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