'''''What it Takes''''' centers on Colbey, a martial artist who survives the end of the world. Armed with knowledge, experience and a machete, she is searching through what's left for a man named Peter Wolfe. [[http://warofwinds.com/what-it-takes/ You can read it here.]]

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!!This comic provides examples of:
* ActionSurvivor - Justified in that Colbey had survival training before the flip.
* AfterTheEnd - The story takes place after civilization has fallen due to an unspecified event known as "the flip."
* AnyOneCanDie - And they probably will. As seen with [[spoiler: Fortune Cookie, may he rest in peace.]]
* BadAssPreacher - Scot if there ever was one.
* BoomHeadShot - Subverted? Not? After all the shot went [[spoiler: straight to the throat]].
* BoyishShortHair - Justified, as this is in part a matter of survival.
* BrandX - As evidenced by that [[http://warofwinds.com/what-it-takes/?comic_id=205 Built Frod Tough truck]].
* {{Cosplay}} - [[http://warofwinds.com/what-it-takes/?comic_id=173 "No larping on duty!"]]
* CrapSackWorld - [[http://warofwinds.com/what-it-takes/?comic_id=1 "My life sucks!"]]
* CurseCutShort - "Arthur can go fu"'''*kick to the stomach*'''
* GroinAttack - Seen [[http://warofwinds.com/what-it-takes/?comic_id=41 here]].
* {{Flashback}} - A few shown now from before the end.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo - [[http://warofwinds.com/what-it-takes/?comic_id=43 It's the after effects]][[http://warofwinds.com/what-it-takes/?comic_id=44 that aren't pretty.]]
* LeaveNoWitnesses
* LivingMacGuffin - She's searching for [[spoiler: Peter, who is perfectly fine living in pretty much the last city]]
* {{Mooks}} - Pretty much every one of Arthur's goonies Colbey encounters. Dead faster than you say [[KilledMidSentence w-wai-!!*gunshot*]]. [[http://warofwinds.com/what-it-takes/?comic_id=35 link]]. In fact you can [[http://warofwinds.com/forum/index.php?topic=294.0 sign up]] to die as a mook in the comic.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ThereAreNoCoincidences N-Stac]] How does Colbey keep meeting people from before the flip? N-Stac.
* PrecisionFStrike - Or rather... a [[http://warofwinds.com/what-it-takes/?comic_id=199 Precision FS strike]].
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans - Everything was going great with rebuilding the university until [[spoiler: Colbey realized anyone too old, young, or inconvenient was just being executed...]]
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