Barry: Now, Agatha — this is important. You must always wear this. Agatha: But why? Barry: Because... because as long as you do, your parents can...protect you. Agatha: Really? Barry: Really. Agatha: But how can they protect me if they're not here? That's illogical. Barry: Um, it's...science. Agatha:Ah, you mean you'll explain it to me once I have a sufficiently advanced background education. Barry: Er... yes.
Doubles as a tear-jerker if you know what the locket does to protect her:
When Agatha's mini-clanks have a new spark-clank master, the other sparks nearby start worrying. "They are building! Designing! Spitting in the face of the creator! Warping science!" "...so..." "They're taking our jobs!"
Agatha's "alibi" for why she was sent to Castle Heterodyne.
Sanaa:Really? Oh, man, we need a good cook! Guy doing it now's a mechanic - and he's a complete idiot. I'd rather eat his engines. ... So - what did you do to wind up here, anyway? Agatha: Poisoned thirty-seven people — who complained about my cooking.
Gil and his friends from Castle Wulfenbach have just demonstrated why Sparks under the influence of their own alcoholic creations are up there among the most hilarious things ever: "We forgot the crowd!"
Theo: Gil, you're making me nervous. Gil: How can that be? A jolly entertainer like myself? A spreader of mirth? Theo: At least stop smiling. It's creepy. Gil: But everyone is having such a good time! Theo: If you look like a demented idiot, no-one will take you seriously. Gil: But no-one does that now!
Agatha sits down to dinner with the local royalty and inexplicably begins telling them everything about herself (including things she didn't even tell the carnival-folk she's been traveling with), then falls face-down into her torte. Turns out she's been slipped truth-serum in her wine. As she's being dragged off, she tells the prince she thinks he's cute.
Moloch: He'll learn. 'specially since, when she punches, she puts her hipsinto it.
Agatha responding to speculation: "WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU TWO?! ARE YOU TWELVE?!"
*raises hand* Can I have a pretty dress too?
Hole in the wall? Been done. Hole in the wall and the turret behind it? Much better. Hole in the wall, the turret, and a faraway mountain? Inspired.
Ferretina and the Fashion Clank skipping off into the sunset - (or wheeling, rather, in the Clank's case) - amidst a pink background of flowers and butterfliesat the end of Revenge of the Weasel Queen. Everyone else staring in shock just adds to the hilarity.
Agatha: And then the cascade effect that usually kills everyone and sets the lab on fire probably won't even have a chance to begin! This has a small, but fascinating chance of actually working! Let's do it! Gil: This'll be great! I can get killing him out of my system and give him a hard time about it later!
Especially the end line: "No, No! It's going to be all right! We're just going to kill you and then you'll be fine!!"
Castle: You are now nearing what I believe to be a major problem area. Tarvek: Um- You think? Gil: Wait. This is Castle Heterodyne. Maybe it's supposed to be on fire. Castle:FIRE?! AAHHH!! PUT IT OUT! SAVE MEEEE! Tarvek: ...apparently not.
Tarvek: Oh, great. So all we have to do is figure out where an evil insane genius would put a secret room. Agatha: True. Well, let's try to think like a diabolical, paranoid, amoral megalomaniac. ...where would you put it? Tarvek: Oh. Well, here. But— [SHOONK] Agatha: Ha! Perfect! Thanks, Tarvek! Tarvek: Now just a minute!
The man who, on the whole, is absolutely unfazed at the prospect of being beaten and tortured copiously has one thing he cannot stand: being forced to stand around in a waiting room that is out of waiting numbers and has inappropriate music.
Dimo admits he was listening at the door "like a grett beeg sneeky pents". And the reaction?
General Zog:Dimo! Hy am shocked at dis behavior! Boris Dolokhov: Still, it was rather clever of him... Zog: Hy said hy vos shocked!
Tarvek is constantly having to put up with Violetta's painful remonstrations whenever she's angry with him, and because she's so much more physically powerful, he has to put up with it. Until he changes the rules.
"Hmf. Well, if we threw in every minion we have, we might take out one of them." "That's a terrible plan!" "Thank you, sir!" "There's another twenty of them! We don't have enough minions!" "Er...."
"Excuse me? Those are my Fun-Sized Mobile Agony And Death Dispensers. They're works of art!"
Councillor 1: Two minutes, and she hasn't killed anyone! Councillor 2: A new record!
Othar is a fountain of these.
Boris: You found him? Othar: But of course! Allow me to present Gilgamesh Wulfenbach— [beat] Othar: —master of disguise!
Tarvek's expression just puts icing on the cake.
Franz, the dragon guardian of the Heterodynes' vault. His grumpy attitude makes him a walking laugh dispenser. First in his initial appearance in the cellars, then when he rewards Baron Oublenmach (Oublenmach is priceless here too), and then when he smashes a huge war-clank with the treasure bag. "Hey! I saidrejoice!"
Vole's expression when he finds out Gil's plans for him. Plus the pure audacity of Gil's plans.
Check out the third panel. Agatha now has a new sonic pitchfork thing...the shape of which does not exist!
A small one, but when the 2/20/12 comic was first put up, it used "Hanger" instead of "Hangar". Whoops. The goof has since been corrected.
Gil: I assure you, even if it doesn't "fly," exactly, it should reach the ground in one piece long before it explodes.
Gil's theatrics when dealing with Othar, and Tarvek and Othar's reactions to it.
Gil: We must flee- for it is none other than Othar Tryggvassen, GENTLEMAN ADVENTURER! Vanquisher of eeeevil! Othar: Hey now! You make it sound absurd! Gil: We will make a daring escape in my amazing flying machine! Tarvek: Not the flying machine! Not the flying machine!
Maxim: Excellent! Hy vill teach him how to impress de gorlz! Oggie: Hy vill teach him about de birds ud de veasles! Dimo:[whispering] Und Hy vill teach him how to avoid those two. Jenka: Ah. Den he might have a chence.
Ah, the very act of beating Martellus also counts. After making a surprised face, we get two panels of him stomping on the guy with a very rage-filled expression. And considering how much of an ass Martellus is, this random showcase of violence is very funny.
Jenka: Iz dis de first time hy faced down an entire army all by hyuself vit a veapon hyu vasn't sure vos gonna vork? Gil: Well, yes... Jenka:Vell den. Dot's just hyu body bein' all surprized hyu ain't all blowed up and dead! Next time, hyu von't even blink! Gil: Next... I really think I have to lie down now.
As Gil is trying to find Agatha, he picks up one of the seven leads Dupree found... But this one leads to a Jäger in a blonde wig.
Hokay, sveethot! Here hy iz! Now dis iz de part vere hyu tells me dot hyu luffs me for my brains!
Margarella Selnikov: How ... how do you know all that? Wooster:What exactly does the term "master spy"mean in this part of the world, anyway? Krosp:hmm... "Sneaky gossip-monger"? Wooster:That explains so much.
Kaja Foglio: A problem? Phil Foglio: We've got two princes! Who thought having two boyfriends was a good idea?! (Cue Cheshire Cat Grin from Kaja, Agatha, and Zeetha)
The last time an eldritch abomination came into the world. Robur Heterodyne thought they were angels coming to punish him for his sin (though he wasn't really sure which one). He had a crisis of faith and smashed the machine. Then he had pie. Crisis over.
Castle: In many ways, he was a refreshingly simple man.