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[[caption-width-right:150:Princess Pi apparently [[{{SugarWiki/TVTropesWillEnhanceYourLife}} enhanced your life]].[[note]]She's not the only one in this comic claiming credit for doing so.[[/note]]]]

->''Everybody loves Pi, including you. She is the ethnic ruler Barack Obama only wishes he could be.''
-->-- '''Princess Pi's official bio'''

Peter Paltridge, the host of Website/PlatypusComix, created ''[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?seriesID=12 Princess Pi]]'' in 2011. The main character is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin an invincible Egyptian princess named, "Princess Pi,"]] who reigns over the kingdom of Piscataway. This comic follows Pi's efforts to protect her kingdom from all sorts of threats, such as a [[VictorGainsLosersPowers superpower-stealing]] American dictator named Princess Ip. Peter planned for ''Princess Pi'' to become one of his weirdest comics ever, so Pi's adventures tend to rely on nonsensical logic.

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!!This comic provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Pi herself.
* {{Advertised Extra}}s: Eight of the celebrities [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/kristmas/frizzies1.php listed]] on the first page of "The Princess Pi Holiday Special". The other people don't appear at all. [[spoiler:Princess Pi herself turns out to be an Advertised Extra as well.]]
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=15&pageType=index&seriesID=12 Sam Adams vs. True Love]]" takes this to an extreme, as a terrorist named Zahari Zaskowitz gains {{Fangirl}}s due to his cute appearance.
* AlliterativeName: Princess Pi has one if you count her royal title as part of her name. Bottle Blonde the genie plays this perfectly straight.
* AlphaBitch: Sam, Alex, and Butch, also known as the Totally Nazis. The story "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=8&pageType=index&seriesID=12 Princess Pi vs. The Alpha Bitch]]" even uses this trope's name in reference to Sam. Not only that, [[http://www.toonzone.net/forums/platypus-comix/288774-princess-pi-vs-alpha-talkback.html#post3927980 the comic was originally named "Princess Pi vs. The Libby]] (after the former [[TropeNamer Trope]] [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch Namer]]), [[spoiler: who appeared on page 8]].
* AllThereInTheManual: The [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/newbiestuff/princesspi.html character bios]] for this series managed to inform readers of five villains before Pi faced them.
* AmericaTakesOverTheWorld: Princess Ip's [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=5&page=2 main goal]] involves helping this possibility come true.
* {{Anticlimax}}: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=6&page=10 Princess Pi vs. Prince William]]"
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Peter has admitted that it didn't make sense to name an Egyptian character after a Greek number. This contemplation led him to try and prevent anything in the comic from making sense.
** Egypt came under Greek influence by the time Cleopatra was born.
* BadassPrincess
* BareYourMidriff: Applies not only to Pi, but to Princess Ip as well.
* BlackComedy: Deconstructed in "Princess Pi vs. Cerebus Syndrome", when Pi's depressing stories make her an unwilling [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=11&page=15 comic phenomenon]]. Pi's displeasure with offensive humor also results in some in-universe examples of DudeNotFunny
* BottleEpisode: The middle portion of "The Princess Pi Holiday Special" [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/kristmas/frizzies4.php consists]] of word balloons added to pre-existing photographs, with old videos playing below.
* BraggingThemeTune: The [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=1&pageType=index&seriesID=12 lyrics]] are written on the cover of "Princess Pi vs. Everything".
* BrokenAesop: In "Princess Pi vs. The Totally Nazis," Pi [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=3&page=8 learns]] to believe in herself so bullies' insults don't bring her down. The Aesop breaks when she starts believing her most mediocre attempts at fulfilling her royal duties actually suffice, and doesn't let her subjects' complaints bring her down until they {{tar and feather|s}} her.
* BroughtDownToNormal: With help from Bottle Blonde, a girl named Gertie takes away Princess Pi's throne and invincibility in "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=9&seriesID=12 Princess Pi vs. Bottle Blonde]]".
* CallBack: Some comics recycle at least one gag from the previous one.
* CantYouReadTheSign: Subverted in "Dan vs. Chuck vs. The Tick vs. Princess Pi". Bottle Blonde tries to remind patrons of Burger Yellowbellied Sapsucker that they can't break any rules, because "There's a sign that says so!" She then points to a plaque reading simply, "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=14&page=4 The Sign That Says So.]]"
* CardCarryingVillain: Princess Ip, such that the phrase, "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=5&page=2 Princess Ip! Princess Pi's greatest enemy!]]" bears [[TradeSnark two trademarks]].
* CastingGag: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=10&page=0 Nick and MORE!]]" features Tim Allen as Nick Carville, a workaholic guilty of committing ParentalNeglect.
* CatsAreSuperior: Princess Pi [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=12&page=8 worships a cat]], like her Ancient Egyptian ancestors did.
* CerebusSyndrome: Princess Pi catches this in "Princess Pi vs. Cerebus Syndrome", after a [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=11&page=3 marriage]] to the TropeNamer, ComicBook/{{Cerebus}}, causes her to speak only in [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=11&page=5&seriesID=12 depressing stories]].
* ChristmasEpisode: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/kristmas/frizzies1.php The Princess Pi Holiday Special]]" marked the first time that Peter made a Christmas-themed comic since ''Webcomic/ElectricWonderland'''s "Inevitable Christmas Adventure" in 2008.
* {{Church Militant}}s: The Moonerites, of "Princess Pi vs. The Moonerites", [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=12&page=5 terrorize Piscataway]] and try to [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=12&page=10 destroy Princess Pi]] after an image of their god ([[spoiler: Alf]]) gets posted in public media.
* {{Cliffhanger}}: [[AvertedTrope Actually]], Peter doesn't try to write as many for this series as he does for his other comics. One shows up on occasion, though.
** "Princess Pi vs. The Moonerites" became one of the few Platypus Comix stories in which the [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=12&pageType=index first]] and [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=13&pageType=index second]] parts did not become merged together in the archive.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In "Nick and MORE!", [[spoiler:Nick Carville gets [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=10&page=2 turned]] [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=10&page=3 into]] [[AnthropomorphicFood a potato]]]] as punishment for neglecting his son. What does he do after enduring days of embarrassment? [[spoiler: [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=10&page=6 Tap the power of Zeus]] from his son's magic teddy bear]].
* CouchGag: Each story has a randomly selected picture as its front cover image and a random quote as its synopsis.
* {{Crossover}}:
** "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=5&pageType=index&seriesID=12 Princess Pi vs. Princess Ip]]" follows Pi's efforts to protect [[Film/TheSocialNetwork Mark Zuckerberg]] from Princess Ip.
** The crew accompanying Pi on her journey to the Frizzies' planet in "The Princess Pi Holiday Special" [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/kristmas/frizzies2.php includes]] WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers, a Facehugger from ''{{Franchise/Alien}}'', Creator/AdamWest, and [[TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]], [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/kristmas/frizzies8.php plus]] {{Series/Alf}}, [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Finn]], and [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Toph Beifong]].
** "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=14&page=0 Dan vs. Chuck vs. The Tick vs. Princess Pi]]" features, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well]], the stars of ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'', ''Series/{{Chuck}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', and ''Princess Pi''. Larry and Balki from ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' also [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=14&page=4 pop in]].
* ADayInTheLimelight: Sam gets one in "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=15&pageType=index&seriesID=12 Sam Adams vs. True Love]]," a 2014 ValentinesDayEpisode.
* DifferentInEveryEpisode: Each comic, a different celebrity is credited with ''Princess Pi'''s creation.
* DramaticIrony: In "Sam Adams vs. True Love", Sam's campaign to free Zahari succeeds. However, when she and the other Totally Nazis fight over him, [[spoiler:they accidentally trample him dead.]]
* EleventyZillion: "Princess Pi vs. The Moonerites" says that Princess Pi has so much money, counting it necessitated the invention of the number "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=13&page=6 Pijillion]]".
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Pi suffers this in her first story released, "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=1&pageType=index&seriesID=12 Princess Pi vs. Everything]]."
* ExtremeOmnivore: Princess Pi. One example of this occurs when "Princess Pi vs. Bottle Blonde" begins with [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=9&page=1 Pi eating a pencil]].
* FishOutOfWater: Princess Pi becomes one in "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=6&seriesID=12 Princess Pi vs. Prince William]], while carrying out a mission in the stereotypically British country of Gilliamsburg.
* FreeingTheGenie: Bottle Blonde asks a few times in "Princess Pi vs. Bottle Blonde" if her master could free her. [[spoiler:Princess Pi does so at [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=9&page=12 the end of the story]].]]
* FromBadToWorse: "Princess Pi vs. The Alpha Bitch" has [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=8&page=12&seriesID=12 a car chase]] between Pi and Sam with dangers that won't seem to stop [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=8&page=13&seriesID=12 piling up]].
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Princess Pi would have died all the way back on [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=1&page=5 page 5 of the first released comic]] if that weren't the case, never mind all the dangerous exploits she survives during the rest of the series.
* GirlPosse: The [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=3&page=1 Totally Nazis]] have made a game out of insulting random people until they're DrivenToSuicide.
* GodwinsLaw: Used by the Totally Nazis, but more often in reference to people they hate.
** [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=8&page=10 Practiced]] in "Princess Pi vs. The Alpha Bitch", when Sam's attorney says anyone who arrests her would be Hitler.
** [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=15&page=4 Practiced again]] in "Sam Adams vs. True Love": Sam warns classmate Ty Chiselbottom that if he doesn't dump her fat girlfriend, she'll never develop the desire to lose weight, and she'll die [[InsaneTrollLogic just because he made her feel content with her portly figure]].
--->You know what that makes you? A Nazi! And not the cool kind of Nazi, I mean the bad kind!
* GroinAttack: "Nick and MORE!" has [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=10&page=4 two]] [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=10&page=13 examples]].
-->'''Princess Ip:''' How could that work? He doesn't have anything there!
* HopelessSuitor: Sam desires Ty Chiselbottom, but [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=8&page=5&seriesID=12 he already has a girlfriend]]. She looks fatter and frumpier than Sam does, but she does share Ty's love of anime, and his belief in ThePowerOfLove.
* ImmortalHero: Pi has this power.
* IndyPloy:
** Pi [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=1&page=18 using her recorder]] to [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=1&page=19 turn all the murderous objects]] inanimate again in "Princess Pi vs. Everything." [[spoiler: [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Unfortunately, she also kills all the other animals and plants in the process.]]]]
** Pi performs [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=9&page=10 a riskier ploy]] in "Princess Pi vs. Bottle Blonde", when having to remove Bottle Blonde's bottle from a concrete block.
* InteractiveNarrator: ''Princess Pi'' uses a narrator more often than Peter's other comics do, and Pi can even [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=6&page=2 talk to him/her]] sometimes.
* IThoughtItMeant: Pi [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=8&page=8 misinterprets]] the title of "Princess Pi vs. The Alpha Bitch" in-universe.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Strikes Sam in "Sam Adams vs. True Love". [[spoiler:She loses Zahari, almost gets knifed by the girl she frames of killing him, and breaks some of her limbs after becoming trapped in a collapsing building.]]
* [[LastOfHisKind Last Of Her Kind]]: Princess Pi's bio claims she is the only Egyptian in the world. [[spoiler:"Dan vs. Chuck vs. The Tick vs. Princess Pi" [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=14&page=6 suggests otherwise]], though.]]
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Bottle Blonde, a LiteralGenie, lives in a bottle and [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=9&page=6 acts]] like a DumbBlonde.
* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: Pi [[spoiler: never gets to fight the Frizzies]] in "The Princess Pi Holiday Special" because [[spoiler: [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/kristmas/frizzies8.php she gets stuck in traffic]]]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: An indirect example in "Princess Pi vs. Princess Ip." [[spoiler: Pi [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=5&page=7 takes away Mark's handheld]] so Princess Ip's troops wouldn't trace their location. She accidentally drops it at Erica's house, so Erica uses it to destroy Facebook out of spite against Mark.]]
** "Princess Pi vs. Everything" has [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=1&page=20&seriesID=12 another example]].
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:
** In "Princess Pi vs. Cerebus Syndrome," Pi meets [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=11&page=9 Cheery Girl]] (Creator/EllenDeGeneres), [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=11&page=10 Jonah Mound]] (Creator/JonahHill), and [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=11&page=14 Gilbert Gotfreak]] (GilbertGottfried).
* NonIndicativeFirstEpisode: "Princess Pi vs. Everything" runs about twice as long as the usual comic, and does not boast a [[MonsterOfTheWeek Villain of the Week]].
** "Princess Pi vs. The Land Shark From ''SaturdayNightLive''", the [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=7&pageType=index&seriesID=12 first comic drawn]], runs ''shorter'' than the usual comic, and boasts [[WholePlotReference a more unoriginal plot]].
* OffModel: Like the women of ''Webcomic/ElectricWonderland'', Pi fluctuates between wearing lipstick and not wearing lipstick.
* PowerUpFood: In "Dan vs. Chuck vs. The Tick vs. Princess Pi", Bottle Blonde magically makes food that [[spoiler:[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=14&page=7 turns people into monsters]], and briefly transforms the evil WitchDoctor Mojo Nixon into [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=14&page=8 the ruler of the world]].]]
* PrincessesRule: The titles of Princess Pi and Princess Ip become a little confusing after learning that Pi's mother called herself a queen before she died, and that Ip reigns over a dictatorship instead of a kingdom.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=15&page=8 following]] that Zahari Zaskowitz receives among teenage girls in "Sam Adams vs. True Love" parallels that received by the Boston Marathon Bomber.
* RecurringExtra: A man who apparently sounds like DanGreen keeps [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=8&page=7 showing up]] during disasters to assure onlookers that the victims will survive.
-->[[CatchPhrase It's all right]], [[Manga/DragonBall I can see their parachutes!]]
* {{Satire}}: Increasingly frequent in the later comics. Satirising everything from DeadBabyComedy to fundamentalist religion (and the lack thereof).
* SaveTheVillain: [[spoiler:What Pi does to Ip]] at [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=10&page=14 the end of "Nick and MORE!"]]
* ShoutOut: The kingdom of Gilliamsburg was named after Creator/TerryGilliam.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Lampshaded when Pi closes her first issue by [[BreakingTheFourthWall assuring the readers]] she'll have her world fixed by "next week."
* SugarBowl: Gertie and Bottle Blonde turn [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=9&page=3&seriesID=12 Piscataway]] into one in "Princess Pi vs. Bottle Blonde".
* TakeThat:
** Pi's bio boasts that she has the best webcomic ever, "even better than ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}''." (Considering ''Sonichu'''s large {{Hatedom}}, this might also sound like faint praise of ''Princess Pi''.)
** Pi's [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=11&page=11 stint]] as [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=11&page=12 an animation writer]] in "Princess Pi vs. Cerebus Syndrome" includes some [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=11&page=13 criticisms]] at cartoons that try to draw too much of their humor from acting insensitive. (''WesternAnimation/AllenGregory'' in particular.)
** Pi's [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=13&page=3 interview]] in "Princess Pi vs. The Moonerites" serves as a [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=13&page=4 potshot]] at ''RealTimeWithBillMaher''.
* TomboyishName: Two of the Totally Nazis, Sam and Alex, have the same name as girls from ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'', while the third, Butch, as a masculine-sounding name for consistency's sake. "Princess Pi vs. The Alpha Bitch" says Sam's [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=8&page=18 full name]] is Samuel Lewinsky [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Jackson]] Adams. Peter admittedly hates it when girls have names that sound boyish.
* UnexplainedRecovery: At the end of "Princess Pi vs. Bottle Blonde", [[spoiler:Bottle Blonde [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=9&page=12 turns herself into a sandwich]], which then gets eaten by Pi.]] To Pi's surprise, she comes back [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=14&page=3 alive and well]] in "Dan vs. Chuck vs. The Tick vs. Princess Pi". The reader can assume that [[AWizardDidIt she used magic]] to achieve this, but doesn't get much more detail than that.
* UnsoundEffect: "Dan vs. Chuck vs. The Tick vs. Princess Pi" has "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=14&page=5 Wacky Pratfalls]]" as the sound that the protagonists of ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' make when they fight.
* VersusTitle: Practically all of Princess Pi's comics each have one.
* VictorGainsLosersPowers: Ip has [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=10&page=9&seriesID=12 this power]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: "Dan vs. Chuck vs. The Tick vs. Princess Pi" doesn't pick up on [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=14&page=1 the fight]] that Pi [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=14&page=2 ditches]] at the beginning of the comic.
* WholePlotReference: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/kristmaPs/frizzies1.php The Princess Pi Holiday Special]]" parodies ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'', specifically the lengthy parts where the actors speak an [[TheUnintelligible unintelligible alien language]], and the infamous "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP4H4jV1Spo Fighting the Frizzies at 11]]" promo that aired that same night.
* WidgetSeries
* AWizardDidIt:
** Princess Pi deems [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=9&page=4 genies]] responsible for talentless hacks unexpectedly becoming celebrities.
** When Princess Pi finds Bottle Blonde cooking with magic in "Dan vs. Chuck vs. The Tick vs. Princess Pi", Bottle Blonde explains that she can't make normal food because the machines in the kitchen are broken. Pi asks how they got broken, but Bottle Blonde just answers, "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=14&page=7 Magic!]]"
* XanatosGambit: The WitchDoctor Mojo Nixon tries to pull several. The first shown in his debut comic, "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=2&seriesID=12 Princess Pi vs. Mojo Nixon]]", involves switching the contract for a deal between Piscataway and Canadavania with one that would declare him ruler if Pi signed it, but blast Pi into space if she didn't.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Princess Pi has naturally purple hair.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Mother]]: [[spoiler: Princess Ip's father]] killed Pi's mother, Queen Isosceles, for [[spoiler: [[FantasticRacism being part Magi]]]]. [[spoiler: Pi, in turn, killed ''him'', after eliminating the then-current members of the US Army]]. Pi [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/princesspi/index.php?issue=11&page=8&seriesID=12 recounted this]] to Sam in "Princess Pi vs. Cerebus Syndrome".
* YouMeanXmas: Pi celebrates Life Day in "The Princess Pi Holiday Special", but the traditions shown in ''The Star Wars Holiday Special'' apparently became replaced with fighting the Frizzies at 11; the name refers to the fact the winner gets to live a longer life than the dead loser. Any assumptions that Peter used the phrase "Life Day" to avoid Christian references become negated when Pi explains they fight the Frizzies "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/kristmas/frizzies2.php to honor Jesus]]".

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