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[[http://www.supertemps.ca Super Temps ]] is a super-hero parody comic where not only are all the principal characters are punch clock [[PunchClockHero heroes]] and [[PunchClockVillain villains]], but many other stock characters (from the DistressedDamsel to the mooks) are ALSO just working their day jobs. It's set in a world where the entire economy is based off the merchandising and media sales from the public conflicts of Supers (and the government owns a large stake in it). Additionally, everyone has a power -- most of them just suck in a comic book sense, [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Super_Temps/index.php?p=585007 like having all the small, lost objects show up in your dryer, or immunity to cholesterol]].

The main character is Skull Girl, who is naive, sweet, energetic, undeniably cute and amazingly competent, yet for all intensive purposes she is a MinionWithAnFInEvil (at least while wearing her {{Stripperiffic}} villain costume -- which she designed purposely uncomfortable in an attempt to make herself cranky and keep herself 'evil'). She is a new graduate, and after a series of failed attempts to enter the industry, finally gets her break.

The titicular "Super Temps" is actually the name of the biggest super temporary-employment agency which supplies the 'flavour of the week' antagonist as well as occasionally one-shot heroes for whatever capers have been planned.

The cast is large and quirky, and probably the most notable element of the comic is that it's a super-hero comic with no actual evil characters (and very little real heroics) in it.


!!This comic contains examples of:

* CatchPhrase: "It's not cute, its EVIL!"
* CatGirl: Jenny the Kat, obviously.
* ChestInsignia: Skull Girl has a pair of...erm Chest Insignias conveniently positioned.
* CombatPragmatist: Both Skull Girl and Jenny the Kat have demonstrated they will do this from time to time, despite the battles being staged for the most part. Jenny shredded Skull Girl's top so she had to cover herself; Skull Girl in retaliation gave Jenny a kick to the groin.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Averted with Kim (so far) as she has been working in Skull Girl's best interests (she prevented Strife from short-changing Skull Girl's contract) seemingly with no ulterior motive (it was rumoured she was hot for Skully, but Kim has stated otherwise).
* DeadpanSnarker: Skiv, and besides [[MustHaveCaffeine drinking coffee]] that's all he seems to do. Iron Pants occasionally falls under this trope.
* FanDisservice: Iron Pants, 40-something parody of Iron Man, runs around in a helmet, armoured pants, and sneakers. He has a notable beer gut and chest hair.
* GenkiGirl: Skull Girl. She was banned from having coffee, sugar, or chocolate at one of her jobs as a result.
* GentleGiant, TeamMom and TeamDad: Mr. Evil, for both the Villain AND Hero teams. Busy guy.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Shown by most of the cast when exerting their powers beyond 'slap'.
* GreenEyes: Played straight with Psychadelchick, from Hawaii and Jenny the Kat.
* TheKhan: One that's actually a ''place''.
--> '''"SASKATOOOOOOON!"'''
* TheLoad: Subverted and played straight by Jenny the Kat. She's vain, arrogant and considers herself far more competent than she is but she has also can be underhandedly cunning and hits hard (which is actually a ''problem'' since as a hero, she's not supposed to hurt anyone.)
* MsFanService: Skull Girl, while one the job.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Skiv, and the moment he doesn't he apparently drops unconscious.
* OneManArmy: That is Skully in a nutshell. Her powers allow her to decimate any threat so well that she has to hold herself back. If she went off the deep-end at any point, mass destruction and chaos would ensue! (Possibly also an example of IAmNotLeftHanded or WillfullyWeak.)
** WordOfGod: This is true of many professional supers. Mr. Evil, High Voltage, Hydromancer and even Iron Pants are all capable of mass destruction.
* PunchClockVillain: All of them. Ironically, the 'villain' team tends to cooperate better as a team than the heroes do.
* PunchClockHero: All of them. Ironically, most of the heroes are incredibly dysfunctional with the exception of the leader.
* PurpleEyes: Skull Girl plays this straight with "very special", and subverts it on the "badass" side. Ironically she paints her skin white while in costume which would be more true to real life except for her purple hair.
* SmokeOut: Played straight with Skull Girl. Parodied with Jenny the Kat, who not only used one in strong wind but also did it while on top of a tower from which there'd be no way to leave unseen.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: all of the women's costumes, and they know it.
* SuperRegistrationAct: Inverted in some respects as it's supported by the big powerful supers, played straight in that it's enforced. The union fees are steep, but as the benefits of registration include regular salary, merchandising deals and a certain degree of legal immunity for the damage caused, it's rather popular. It also helps that everyone in Super Temps does have some sort of special ability (even if it does suck).
* TechnicolorEyes: Mr. Evil has yellow, corpse-like eyes. Skiv has rarely seen red eyes.
* WebcomicTime: Oh so much. The comic has been running since 2004, and less than a year has passed in the story -- it's just approaching fall now.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Both Skull Girl and Psychadelchick; a world feature were super-powers often lead to odd hair colours. Psychadelchick is especially proud of her natural hot-pink hair colour.
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