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''Random Doom'' is a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} webcomic and collection of fan works by [[http://tamarinfrog.deviantart.com/ TamarinFrog]] on Website/DeviantArt about a Pokemon trainer named Elisa (formerly know as Jenna), but more importantly about her various Pokemon that she owns. The series started as single gag comics but expanded to have several well developed characters and stories. The series was expanded into a proper story. At the moment, Random Doom consists of:

* ''Random Doom'' - A collection of 20 gag comics. Ongoing, last updated in March 2014.
* ''Random Doom the Comic Series'' - The spin-off of the aforementioned gag comics. Consists of 7 (and counting) short stories:
** "Riolu is Born"
** "For the Love of Luvdisc"
** "Ghost of Old Chateau"
** "Dear Departed"
** "Random Doom in Veilstone City"
** "Once Upon a Dream (Part 1)"
** "Once Upon a Dream (Part 2)" -
** "Many Happy Returns"
Ongoing
* ''What is Random Doom?'' - A collection of bios and backstories of various characters from Random Doom's various comics and side works.
* Dozens upon dozens of peripheral pieces of art.

Also, for a collection of assorted fan works, it's popular. ''Really'' popular. To the point where Random Doom's comics have managed to gain the following of '''7''' running fan translations and have led to the creation of a small body of its ''own'' fan works, including [[https://pynni.deviantart.com/art/The-Toxicroak-Prince-156234395 this story, "The Toxicroak Prince,"]] which was made canon.

On November 9th, 2012, the author has announced a revamp into the main series, due to many loopholes and mistakes she made about the timeline and the characters as well. As a result, every character had its story revised and even small edits happened in the first chapters to make everything more consistent to the ongoing story.

On April 23th, 2018 the comic creator has announced [[https://tamarinfrog.deviantart.com/art/Random-Doom-The-End-741419864 that the series has, more or less, come to an end]] with its final story arc 'Many Happy Returns' having ended with a DistantFinale, with even the random strips finally coming to an end.

They can all be found [[http://tamarinfrog.deviantart.com/gallery/9029073/Random-Doom-the-Series here]].
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!!This webcomic contains examples of:

* ArtEvolution: The series has been running off-and-on for over a decade. The quality of the artwork has noticeably improved in that time.
* ActionGirl: Veruka, oh so very much.
* AuthorAvatar: Prior the 2012 revamp, the Pokémon Trainer was called Jenna, who the name and even the appearance mirrored the original author. Later she changed her name to Elisa, changed her appearance and even made her 10 years older to distance the character from herself.
* BerserkButton: Don't threaten Cotton or Veruka; Napoleon and Vincent respectively will '''not''' be happy. Also, it's not wise to tease of test Matthew's patience.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler:Cotton]] and [[spoiler:Vincent]].
** Apparently [[spoiler:Matthew]] also qualifies.
* BadassGrandpa: Leopold and Matthew. Elizabeth is also apparently strong enough to [[NeverMessWithGranny hold Vincent aloft with one pincer and throw him with the force of a full tackle,]] qualifying her for this as well.
* BabiesEverAfter: Tragically subverted with Napoleon and Cotton, who can't have a child naturally. Thankfully, they are given an egg that hatches, and adopt the resulting Zorua, naming her Morrigan.
** [[spoiler: Veruka and Vincent are shown to have produced an egg of their own in "Many Happy Returns."]]
* ButtMonkey: Vincent.
* CassandraTruth: Rupert claims that he's dating a Loppunny named Vanilla. The problem is that she's a nationally renowned model, so nobody believes him.
** Napoleon tries to mock this to Cotton... [[SubvertedTrope except that she's friends with Vanilla and confirms that Rupert is telling the truth,]] as seen [[https://dynamo5.deviantart.com/art/Toxicroak-Prince-Extras-298090651 here.]]
* CerebusSyndrome: Random Doom began trending towards more serious undertones and themes starting with the launch of its comic series. Thankfully, it has managed to do so while retaining its initial sense of humor and lovable cast of characters.
* CharacterDevelopment: The entire cast has evolved from their initial characters over Random Doom's lifespan. One of the most clear-cut examples would be [[strike:Presto]] Sebelius' alterations since his introduction.
* TheCynic: Elizabeth.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Multiple ones.
** Veruka's mother died when the barn she was in burned down, and she never knew her father.
** Vincent got ''really'' lucky; he was the result of a Pokemon version of a Puppy Mill, and his bio openly states that there was a high risk of him dying young or having other genetic problems. Thankfully, the ring was broken up by the cops and Elisa took the poor guy in before he hatched, and he hasn't exhibited any health problems thus far.
** Matthew. Dead brother, former battle maniac, troubled love life...
* DirtyKid; Vincent's first words are:
-->Vincent: Dude, she's cute! Do you think I might have a chance to score?
* DisproportionateRetribution: The Gengar from Ghost of Old Chateau had some decidedly ''nasty'' plans for revenge for Danny and Merry spoiling the locals' preparations for a party.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Danny ''really'' doesn't like it when Merry calls him "Poffin."
* EscapeArtist: Danny and Merry.
* TheFool: Oh, Vincent, Vincent, Vincent, you lovable idiot. You're the [[TheKlutz klutziest,]] [[TheDitz ditziest]] character in the strip, a hopeless {{fool for love}} and inimitable fountain of randomness. And that's exactly why the fans all love you.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[https://tamarinfrog.deviantart.com/art/RDiVC-Pages-21-22-523268587 This page]] foreshadows both that Vincent and Veruka [[spoiler: have an Aura link]] as well as Rupert's future relationship with Vanilla.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Well, [[https://tamarinfrog.deviantart.com/art/Random-Doom-10-83418642 Vincent seems to think so, at any rate.]]
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: [[spoiler:Vincent]] has such a moment in Ghost of Old Chateau.
* [[ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin I Can't Believe It's Not Heroin]]: Rupert and sugar, to the extent where he inadvertently causes a large chunk of Ghost of Old Chateau while attempting to get a soft drink.
* {{Jerkass}}: A few of Elisa's Pokémon have their moments, especially [[JerkJock Napoleon]] and [[DeadpanSnarker Elizabeth]].
* HeartbrokenBadass: ''MATTHEW''. ''Arceus almighty'', Matthew.
** Napoleon, [[spoiler: when it turns out that he and Cotton can't have children naturally.]]
* {{Keet}}: Scratch and Sebelius.
* TheKlutz: Vincent.
* HotBlooded: Napoleon, also Veruka to a lesser extent.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: And ''how!'' It ''started'' with the author's Diamond and Pearl Pok&ecute;mon teams, so that's thirteen characters straight off the bat. Then characters from previous pok&ecute;mon games were added, additional characters to flesh out backstories, new ones...
* OddFriendship: The PowerTrio seen below. All three are fighting types, but Vincent and Rupert have types that make them very vulnerable to Veruka's (She's a fire-type, Vincent and Rupert are steel and poison types, respectively). Furthermore, his bio page reveals that Rupert is actually afraid of most fire. Yet somehow, the three of them make it work.
* PerkyGoth: Edna may be a witchlike ghost-type, but has a fun-loving (if mischievous) personality.
* PluckyGirl: Saria.
* PowerTrio: Vincent the Lucario, Veruka the Infernape, and Rupert the Toxicroak are all close friends, and the ones most likely to be seen, to the point that the author once announced that there would be a delay in making the next comic because she wanted to have one that ''didn't'' star these three.
* PrimalFear: Vincent is terrified of the dark, the result of getting lost in a heavily Poke-populated cave as a young Riolu. This fear, however, is sometimes played for laughs.
* OfficialCouple: Several. In the main cast alone, we have:
** Vincent and Veruka
** Napoleon and Cotton
** Ross and Saria
** Rupert and Vanilla
* RetiredBadass: Leopold doesn't fight much now, but he won't say no to a worthy opponent. Matthew, on the other hand, was expressly forbidden to fight after he [[spoiler:tore off part of Zorro's wing and possibly almost killed him.]]
* {{Rickroll}}: No, seriously. There is an non-canon strip (the artist specified that it isn't an RD comic) that features Vincent trying to sing "Never Gonna Give You Up" to Veruka, as he clings to her tail and apparently gets dragged around. The fans sometimes refer to it as [[http://behindtg.deviantart.com/gallery/161654?offset=120#/d1dz28a "LucarioRolled" or "VinceRolled."]]
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Young Vincent in ''Riolu is Born.''
** Morrigan, the Zorua who recently joined the cast, [[http://behindtg.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d408qvo is very much this, mostly due being a Zorua, who is known to have a mischief nature.]]
* SecondFaceSmoke: During the "For the Love of Luvdisc" story, Elizabeth does this on Cotton's face. The smoke even come in the shape of a hand holding her chin!
* ShrinkingViolet: Ross, ''especially'' around Saria
* StalkerWithACrush: The [[spoiler:Feraligatr]] from For the Love of Luvdisc.
** Zorro the Mothim would also qualify for Elizabeth.
** Edna may apply to this, for knowing (almost) everything about everyone and doesn't care to invade the personal space of other character in order to acquire the information she seeks.
* StickyFingers: Danny.
* TimeSkip: While chapters 1 through 6 of "Random Doom: the Series" seemed to take place more or less sequentially, there's plenty of evidence that chapter 7, "Many Happy Returns," takes place months or even years later, since not only is Morrigan around (when there had been several comics previously about [[spoiler: Cotton and Napoleon trying- and failing- to have a child together, and said process taking months]]) but [[spoiler: Vincent and Veruka had a relationship upgrade]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Veruka is a type A.
* TwiceShy: Ross and Saria. Possibly one of the cutest examples you'll ever find.
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler: "Many Happy Returns," begins by showing Veruka holding an egg... and Vincent is the father.]]
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Several examples.
** Ross and Saria have been dancing around each other since they first showed up. [[spoiler: They finally confess their feelings in "Once Upon A Dream" Part II.]]
** Vincent and Veruka. Vincent's been chasing her since... well, ''literally'' the first line he ever spoke in official art was "Dude, she's cute, you think I have a chance to score?" [[spoiler: "Many Happy Returns" shows that they've [[BabiesEverAfter had an egg together.]] ]]
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