Mickey Mouse in SPACE!
A proper explanation: Frontier Chronicles is a comic series written by Giorgo Pezzin, italian author, between 2000 and 2002. The story is setted in the 24th century; two narrators prepare to write the biography of Mickey Mouse
, with special emphasis on his role in the war against the "Enemy".
This series provides example of:
- Apocalypse How: a Stellar/Physical Annihilation is attempted on Earth 32 with a planetoid-sized bomb. It get's fortunately destroyed via Macross Missile Massacre.
- The Enemy's MO is to cause Hostile Terraforming: he doesn't affect life directly, but destroys buildings and makes the earth sterile, forcing the population to escape.
- Cassandra Truth: despite the heroes' protests, the military repeatedly understimates the Enemy.
- Eldritch Abomination: the Enemy. It's older than the universe itself. See also the other tropes.
- Face-Heel Turn: after not getting any consideration for his work aside for being under inquiry, Goofy decides to leave the military. He ends up as a mercenary under Pete's command. Subverted: he is The Mole.
- Few Years Retirement: Mickey, after being rejected from pilot academy for being short. O'Hara fixes this.
- Foreshadowing: in chapter 5, some creatures don't attack Goofy and his men, and Seline feels temporarily unwell. This is because the crashed cargo contained Korkonium, which was dispersed in the atmosphere.
- Girl of My Dreams: Seline. Litterally: she is based on Goofy's fantasies.
- Heel Face Door Slam: Pete started as a normal (if a bit Jerkass)student, then joined Trudy in his criminal career partly to get revenge on Mickey. He then became even more ambitious than her; when Trudy realizes that the Enemy would not be pleased with his failure, she convinces him to switch sides. He then turns Heel again out of boredom, and gets finally trown in jail when the Enemy is defeated.
- Hidden Backup Prince: a prince child is sent to Earth 32 in disguise, to protect him from any attempts to his life.
- How We Got Here: the entire series is a chronicle of Mickey's life, in particular his role against the Enemy.
- In the Hood: the mysterious narrator wears a monk robe, and for the frist part of the series his face is always hidden.
- Rule of Perception: he removes the hood when he recounts the time he met Mickey and removed the hood; this to hide the fact that he's Minnie's grandfather.
- Memory Gambit: necessary, since the Enemy has Psychic Powers. Takes a more literal approach as a machine replicating Mickey's memories is used as bait for the Enemy's armies.
- Kidnapped by an Ally: the aforementioned prince seems to be kidnapped by a thug. Turns out he is is protector. Too bad tehe attempt to save him leads the actual killers to him.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: the Enemy.
- The Napoleon: Mickey. This is actually a plot point: see Few Years Retirement above.
- Numbered Homeworld: Mickey and co's homeplanet is named Earth 32.
- Plant Aliens: used by a criminal gang, since it can turn invisible and its species is not publically known.
- Psychic Powers: Mickey. Also the Enemy.
- Reality Warper: this is the main power of the Enemy.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Pete and Trudy. The latter is calm and Knows When To Fold 'Em, while the former is impulsive and thinks BIG.
- Start of Darkness: Pete was only a borderline bully, but after Mickey uncovered him for theft, he was obsessed with revenge.
- Took a Level in Badass: Yeah, Mickey got this treatment a lot in comic books. You wouldn't expect Goofy to join the course.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Korkonium, otherwise a form of Unobtanium with no practical use aside for rarity and monetary value, can disrupt the Enemy's powers. Read: a few little fragments nullifies its Psychic Powers; if one of its creations is exposed, it prevents further changings and gives free will. Big fragments? They melt.