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''Kid Paddle'' is a Franco-Belgian comic by Midam (Michel Ledent) about ten-year-old fan of VideoGames, films and general two-dimensional violence, the titular character Kid Paddle. Most of the one-page gags focus on the natural hostility between Kid and his [[StandardFiftiesFather Dad]], Kid and his [[AlphaBitch sister]] Carole, Kid and his SadistTeacher, Kid and the grumpy arcade owner or Kid and [[NintendoHard the game he's playing at the moment]].
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!!''Kid Paddle'' provides examples of:

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Kid when he plays ''VideoGame/SimCity''. Not surprising given the fact that he put barbed wire around the city so no-one can leave it, uses the bodies of citizens killed in riots to measure the radioactivity levels of the leaks from the town's nuclear reactor and raised taxes to 100% to pay for the police he needs to oppress the population. Not surprisingly, when asked what the biggest problem is, 100% of the people say "The mayor!"
** His own sister thinks this the most disturbing thing he's ever done in a video game, and asks him to go back to the UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Kid view his dad like this mostly because he is lamer than his over expectation of him. There is however one gag where his dad will be caught in a really awkward situation when Carol's friend moves in which actually make Kid appreciate his dad more.
* AmusingInjuries: Horace is ''always'' ending up in the hospital with ridiculously implausible injuries.
* AnimatedAdaptation: The comic was adapted into a Franco-Belgian-Canadian co-produced animated series back in 2003 and lasted 52 episodes before going on an indefinite hiatus.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: What Kid fears would happen if his father and his sister reversed his brain in one strip.
* BlindWithoutEm: Kid's friend Horace and Big Bang have severe myopia, the latter once confused the skinny pink princess in the game with the 300 pounds torturers because his glasses weren't adjusted correctly.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In early albums, Kid was often seen with an [[NoNameGiven unnamed]] blond haired boy. He probably disapears because unlike Horace and Big, he had [[FlatCharacter no particular personnality]].
* CrazyPrepared: In preparation for a marathon gaming session, Kid and friends set up soda bottle IV drips to avoid having to drink and a gas-powered generator in case the power runs out.
* CreepyChild: Kid has his moments, which is only natural given his tastes in fiction.
** NightmareFetishist: Kid and Max express an interest in horror movies and MeatGrinderSurgery.
* DaydreamSurprise: Mostly involving his father suddenly turning out to be Film/JamesBond or Franchise/{{Rambo}} instead of, well, [[StandardFiftiesFather what he usually is]].
* DeepImmersionGaming: Very often. Justified in some strip were it is virtual simulation.
* FanBoy: Kid and his friends Big Bang and Horace are fan of gore.
%%* {{Geek}}: Big Bang
* GamerGirl: Max, since she is the arcade's owner's niece she can play for free which makes her better than Kid.
* {{Goth}}: Max, ([[GenderBlenderName a goth girl]]), she even gives the basic guideline of the goth style to the boys but they take it a bit too far.
* HopeSpot: On occasion the barbarian makes it through the deathtrap in one piece, only to fall apart in the next panel or find out that the princess wasn't fast enough.
* ImagineSpot: When Kid, Max and Carole imagine their possible medical careers: Max tells the patient what's going to happen, Kid shows up as a hideous mutant KnifeNut surgeon, and Carole is the hospital administrator.
** In another, four of them pass by a snail. Big Bang sees himself making a complicated conference on snails, Horace playing catch with a snail his own size, Carole using snails in her new clothing line, and Kid emerging victorious from a castle on his battle-snail.
* KaizoTrap: The videogames Kid plays are ''made'' of this trope.
* LimitedWardrobe: Not only Kid, who is always seen wearing the same shoes, green cap and shorts with an orange tank top, but ''[[UpToEleven every single other character]]''.
* MeatGrinderSurgery: Several movies Kid tries to get into are about this. A common gag is that after saving the princess the barbarian will either do something gross or look perverted which ends with the princess killing him.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: When comparing their memories of their HorribleCampingTrip, Kid's dad remembers a card game as a high-stakes casino night, fishing on a rowboat as driving a speedboat, etc.
* NintendoHard: The barbarian game series, which has it's own spinoff comic called game over, the game is vicious, full of KaizoTrap, sometime plain unwinnable (as in it's constantly loop back) and one of the final boss has a two minutes timer on the pause button which is the time it takes to pause the game and look out the long winded explanation in the booklet on how to beat him.
* NonstandardGameOver: One ending has the barbarian disguise himself as a monster, only for one of them to fall in love, get married, and go off on honeymoon with him.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Kid and the other children despite the series went through several generations of consoles.
* PeripheryDemographic: InUniverse, Kid sees his sister run past to watch a gory zombie movie... because her favorite actor is in it.
** Horace is a big fan of Rikiki the Duck, a particularly sappy kid's show.
* PerfectlyCromulentWord: When Kid and Carole are playing Scrabble.
* SadistTeacher: Kid's main teacher. Then again, he is ''Kid'''s teacher. His usual way to deal with the boys was to suspend them on hooks for coat outside the class by their t-shirt, now he simply yells at them.
* ShowWithinAShow: "The Little Barbarian" is the game Kid is most often seen playing. It even got its own SpinOff series, aptly titled ''Game Over''.
* SlidingScaleOfParentShamingInFiction: Kid's father rarely reaches type 2, but they are so different that he often disagrees with him and sometimes thinks that he qualifies for AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents.
* TheSmartGuy: Big Bang, although he feigns intelligence a lot to look more like a genius and overthink basic solution, can come up with a lot of invention such as ice coins that can go through arcade slots, remote controlled toys and earphones.
* SpinOff: ''Game Over'' centered about the barbarian games and the many failures.
* TheManyDeathsOfYou: Every time we see Kid playing a game, we can expect him to fail or get in a situation where FailureIsTheOnlyOption. It carried over to the SpinOff series, ''Game Over'', which (as the name implies) is [[UpToEleven entirely focused]] on the many, ''[[TheManyDeathsOfYou MANY]]'' ways in which the Little Barbarian and/or the Princess get mangled in horrible ways.
* TotemPoleTrench: Kid and his friends, regularly, to sneak into a theater for horror movies they're too young to watch.
* UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000: Many of the games Kid plays. Blood chainsaw 3000 is even the name on one of the arcade game.
* VideogameCrueltyPotential: Especially when Kid plays ''Sim City'', he turns the place into a police state.
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