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[[caption-width-right:320:The adventure comic strip is back!... With a twist!]]

'''''Rip Haywire''''' is an AffectionateParody of old school Adventure comic strips created by Dan Thompson. Originally published online by Viper Comics, it has since entered the newspaper syndication sector.

Rip is a self-styled soldier of fortune who travels around the world battling assorted villains. Joining Rip are his talking collie, TNT, his ex-girlfriend Cobra and a TagalongKid named R.J.

It can be found [[http://riphaywire.com/ online]].

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!!This comic series provides examples of the following tropes:

%%* ActionHero
* AlliterativeName: Cobra Carson.
* ArtEvolution:
** When the comic first started, the artwork is even more stylized, even though it almost remained the same. Rip's LanternJawOfJustice noticeably changed in later strips, plus TNT's appearance changes from time to time (especially the fact he originally had black ears). The strip was also originally just a three-panel strip, but has expanded to four panels by the end of its first year.
** Also, compare the current syndicated strip to [[http://funnycartoonist.com/20070311.gif the early Viper Comics version]].
%%* AwesomeMcCoolname
%%* BadassGrandpa: Rip's father Dutch.
%%* BoldInflation
* BettyAndVeronica: Breezy (a redhead) made her debut in recent strips as the Betty to Cobra's Veronica for Rip's Archie.
%%* CaptainObvious: Parodied.
%%* CasualDangerDialog
* CatchPhrase:
** "Sweet Molly [=McX=] Y!" and [[MadLibsCatchphrase any variant of this]] (alliteration sometimes included).
** "The name's Haywire."
* CheatedAngle: Cobra's black hair is nearly always behind her head, no matter the angle, effectively framing it.
%%* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Cobra.
%%* CliffHanger: Certain strips end this way. Then again, this is a serial comic strip.
* ComicBookAdaptation: ''Rip Haywire and the Curse of Tangaroa'', which is actually a graphic novel.
%%* CoolOldGuy: Both Dutch and Mac Cactus.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Dr. Pain, the leader of evil terrorist group [[FunWithAcronyms SKULL]], who then turns out to be [[spoiler:Rip's mother]].
%%* CowardlySidekick: TNT, at least in the newspaper version.
%%* CulturedWarrior: Rip Haywire overlaps this with CulturedBadass.
%%* DatingCatwoman: Rip and Cobra.
%%* DeadpanSnarker: TNT has his moments.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the (now out-of-print) 2007 Viper Comics online version as well as the first submission for syndication, the comics are more different than what they are today. Rip was originally a cargo pilot who looks more like ComicStrip/SteveCanyon but with a big, bulbous nose, while TNT was initially a hot-blooded wolf dog with a NoIndoorVoice (but was later changed into a wimpy Pomeranian and then a parrot) and Cobra was originally called "Reno". Also, the art in this version looks a little more abstract.
%%* EvilMatriarch / NeverMessWithGranny: [[spoiler:Dr. Pain]]
%%* EyesAlwaysShut: Rip, most of the time.
%%* FacePalm: A lot of them.
%%* GentlemanAdventurer: Rip.
%%* HappilyAdopted: R.J.
* HoldYourHippogriffs: R.J. or TNT saying "Holy [[labelnote:cats!]]cow/crap![[/labelnote]]" in a few instances.
%%* HotBlooded: TNT in the original webcomics.
%%* IdiotHero: Rip, only a bit.
%%* InHarmsWay:
%%** Rip himself.
%%** Cobra too, but she prefers to do it for the rewards instead of the justice.
%%* {{Jerkass}}: Cobra. However, she has a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold soft side]].
* LanternJawOfJustice: Rip. [[WordOfGod Dan Thompson]] said this is a ShoutOut to ComicStrip/DickTracy.
* LastNameBasis: Most villains often refer to Rip by his last name. Everyone else just calls him "Rip".
%%* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Dr. Pain, to Rip.]]
* MadLibsCatchphrase: "Sweet [Name] (Mc)_____!" and "Zip it, [nickname]!"
* MeaningfulName: Cobra, whose venomous personality and snake-like haircut live up to her name.
* MegatonPunch:
** Rip's trademark attack.
** Cobra also gets her kicks, especially towards Rip.
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek: Several of them.
* NebulousEvilOrganisation: SKULL. Also an example of NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast.
* NervousWreck: TNT became this in the newspaper version.
* TheNicknamer: Some of the characters, including Rip himself.
* NoIndoorVoice: TNT was rather loud-mouthed in the original webcomics.
* NoNameGiven: R.J. started out this way, before he was adopted by Rip and Cobra.
%%* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Certain characters, especially TNT.
%%* OnlyKnownByInitials: R.J. (Rip Jr.)
* ParentalAbandonment: Rip, initially, before he found his mother [[spoiler:Dr. Pain]] and later his father Dutch.
%%* ThePatriarch: Dutch
* PersonAsVerb: Rip sometimes uses his own last (or full) name this way, usually during some combat scenes.
%%* PopCulturedBadass: Rip, to a lesser extent.
%%* ProductPlacement: In dialogue, almost.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Mac Cactus
%%* ReferenceOverdosed
* RelationshipUpgrade: At first, Rip and Cobra have a tremendous love/hate relationship. But three years later, they eventually get married, despite continuing to bicker sometimes.
* {{Retraux}}: Looks like it was drawn around the 1940s-1960s.
* RunningGag: A character (especially Rip) calling another character a pop culture character/mascot/celebrity name, doubling as TheNicknamer.
* SharePhrase: "Zip it, (insert nickname here)", even though it's more of a BorrowedCatchphrase. Also, "Talk!" when confronting someone else, usually an enemy.
* TheSheriff: Mac Cactus becomes one later in the strip.
%%* ShoutOut: A lot of them.
* SignatureMove: Rip's MegatonPunch.
* SnarkyNonHumanSidekick: TNT, though he falls more into CowardlySidekick territory.
%%* SoftGlass
%%* {{Story Arc}}s: Several, to the point where it's almost a MythArc.
* TalkingAnimal: TNT again.
* TieInNovel: ''Rip Haywire and the Curse of Tangaroa'', actually a graphic novel.
%%* WalkingTheEarth
* WrittenSoundEffect: Recent comics use "KA-FIST!", "KA-CRASHIES!", "KA-PUNCH!", "KA-FLARE!", "KA-CAR!", and stuff like that, especially with Rip's fist noises. Most of them are {{Unsound Effect}}s.
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