''The Hero of Three Faces'' is a gag-a-day style webcomic by Paul Gadzikowski (''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''). It mostly consists of one-off jokes featuring characters from film and TV series, with occasional {{Call Back}}s to earlier strips and even more occasional brief story arcs.

There are many crossovers, justified on the principle that AllStoriesAreRealSomewhere. [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]], whose TARDIS can travel to alternate universes, gets the lion's share of the crossovers and is usually the one expositing about the underlying mechanic. A recurring feature of the mechanic, and the basis of some of the jokes, is that TV shows and films don't always reflect precisely what "really" happened, due to being consciously or unconsciously influenced by budget restrictions, ExecutiveMeddling, MoralGuardians, and copyright issues. (For example, all the episodes of ''Series/LoisAndClark'' featuring a certain British time traveller are "really" somewhat-inaccurate reflections of the Doctor's visits to that universe.)

The webcomic's title, apart from being a nod to ''Literature/TheHeroWithAThousandFaces'', refers to the comic's minimalist art style that renders all the characters as triangles with faces, arms and feet.

It can be found [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/3faces/ here]].

!!This webcomic provides examples of:

* AnachronicOrder: The strips are posted in the order in which gags for various properties occur. There is also a chronological archive; however, Paul's crossover rules are based on date of broadcast/release/publication, so events in the chronological archive will be in anachronic order if the original properties were. (For example, the Fourth Doctor crosses over with Luke, Leia and Han ... and the Eighth Doctor crosses over with Annakin and Padme, which is earlier in ''Franchise/StarWars'' time but later in "outside" time.)
* ArtEvolution: In earlier strips the characters' heads are the top third of the triangle; in later ones it's the top half. There was an experiment with giving some characters round heads that never quite worked and was abandoned.
* AllStoriesAreRealSomewhere
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Danny Pink [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/3faces/ablx.htm suggests]] that if the management want to showcase a character who has many of the Doctor's qualities but isn't a white male, they should ask Guinan. The Doctor replies "Brilliant idea, Danny! Guinan will know just what to do!"
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Invoked - the Doctor can't use the TARDIS to rescue the crew of the ''[[Series/StargateUniverse Destiny]]'' or the ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager USS Voyager]]'' or the ''[[Series/GilligansIsland SS Minnow]]'' because the [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality laws of dramatic necessity]] prevent it.
* FrameBreak: It's not uncommon for characters to step outside the comic strip frame to comment on themselves as fictional characters, the shows they appear in, etc.
** {{Lampshad|eHanging}}ed in one ''Series/{{Angel}}'' strip which appears to be in-continuity until the punchline.
-->'''Angel''': ''(waving a hand outside the panel)'' Hey! Fourth-wall-breaking material always goes outside regular panel borders!
-->'''Wesley''': No. That could have telegraphed the gag.
* FullyAbsorbedFinale: [[http://arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/3faces/abls.htm This strip]] is the finale of ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'', expanding on the single-panel summary that had been all Gadzikowski had been able to include in ''Arthur King of Time and Space'' itself.
* MeaningfulEcho: The strip for the ''Series/SleepyHollow'' season 1 cliffhanger has word-for-word the same dialogue as the strip for the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' season 3 cliffhanger, highlighting the similarities between the cliffhangers themselves.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover
* MutuallyFictional: InUniverse ''Series/DoctorWho'' is a TV show to Jim Kirk, but ''Series/StarTrek'' is a TV show to the Doctor, and so on.
* NoFourthWall: In the frame-breaking sequences. Also, even within the setting, most of the characters know they're "fictional" ''somewhere'' and can comment on that.
** [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/3faces/baae.htm Buffy has deduced]] that not only is she fictional, she's currently appearing in fanfiction written by somebody with a fondness for crossovers.
** In [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/3faces/03091700.htm this strip]], River Tam is a FourthWallObserver.
* OnceMoreWithClarity: In [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/3faces/ablz.htm this strip]] it's totally unclear what's causing Guinan's confusion in her conversation with Captain April. [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/3faces/index.html This strip]] shows that her RippleEffectProofMemory is struggling with the events of ''Film/StarTrek''.
* ShowWithinAShow: Before the MutuallyFictional concept was established, characters were fans of ''King Arthur in Time and Space'' and related "imaginary screen canon" from Paul's search-and-replaced fanfic that eventually became the inspiration for ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''. This includes the "strangely familiar" variant, [[http://members.iglou.com/scarfman/02051300.htm one strip]] shows the Scoobies watch ''St Pudentiana the Fairy Bane'', the KAITAS ''Buffy'' analogy.
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