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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.
* 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.
%%* FanBoy: Kid and his friends Big Bang and Horace.
%%* {{Geek}}: Big Bang
%%* GamerGirl: Max
%%* {{Goth}}: Max ([[GenderBlenderName a goth girl]]).
* 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.
* 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: Kid often gets into situations which are this.
* 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.
* 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
%%* SpinOff: ''Game Over''
* 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.
%%* VideogameCrueltyPotential: Especially when Kid plays ''Sim City''.
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