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Two Guys and Guy
"I've created horrible people."
Rickard Jonasson Two Guys and Guy
is a M/W/F
status quo gag-per-day webcomic
. It follows the day-to-day adventures of three
Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonists
: Wayne, an average slacker; Frank, who is intelligent but amoral; and
, a shameless egotist who hangs around for her own amusement and profit. Their
drives the plot of each comic.
Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Wayne says something stupid while drunk and then continues to make a surprisingly good argument for it. Alien Abduction: Complete with AnalProbing. All Just a Dream: Or rather, a product of Frank's imagination. Anti-Climax: "The public is asked to keep an eye out for a burnt-faced man with a prosthetic hook for an arm." Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering?: "I don't know why I thought we had the same idea. Let's do your thing." Art Evolution: For example Guy's eyes have been getting bigger. Other parts of her haven't. And it comes back to haunt her here ◊ Ax-Crazy: Frank, undoubtedly. Back from the Dead/ Expendable Clone: Wayne, courtesy of Frank. Beware the Quiet Ones: Sleep with one eye open, you two. Bait the Dog/ Cute and Psycho/ Faux Affably Evil: It turns out Guy and the opposite possibility of her aren't all that different after all. Blackmail: Guy, again. Blush Sticker: Everyone has them but Guy's are the biggest. Butt Monkey: Wayne. Call Back: The 100th strip calls back to the very first. Can't Hold Her Liquor: Guy, evidently. Caps Lock, Num Lock, Missiles Lock: Frank keeps his car's self destruct right next to the A-C options. Cassandra Truth: "I don't understand why he left the Tesla Coil Safety Zone when I told him what would happen." Casual Kink: Guy has an interesting idea of what cheers people up. Characterization Marches On: Frank's major personality traits are defined in the third strip. His sociopathy also isn't readily apparent until this strip. Comedic Sociopathy: Everyone, especially Guy and Frank. The author will also deliberately invoke this trope in his blog comments related to the comic, making himself appear this way to further the joke. Comic Trio: Typically, Guy is the leader/navigator, Frank the idiot/driver (though he enables the situation through his apathy rather than his ignorance), and Wayne the complainer/backseat, though the roles can shift depending on the joke. Perfect role correspondence here. The Comically Serious: Frank, epitomized here. Compensating for Something: Wayne tends to do this a lot, see Testosterone Poisoning. Continuity Nod: Yeah, totally lame... The Cutie: Played With Guy's opposite possibility of herself. Dark-Skinned Redhead: Guy. Doomsday Device: Frank is making these all the time. Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: When Guy provokes strange men, Wayne gets sent to the hospital, via speed dial. Dull Surprise: Frank. Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Wayne's life and friendships are so messed up that he honestly has no idea how to react when someone acts nice to him for a change. Exact Words: It would appear “ group therapy” means something different when it comes to Guy. Failed a Spot Check: Evidently, Guy's default state of being. Observe. Fiery Redhead: Guy Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Wayne's on Guy, the second example is stuff she bought herself and so doesn't count. For Science!: This summarizes at least half of what Frank does, including this. Forthe Evulz: This summarizes how Wayne's and especially Guy's mentalities work. Funny Background Event: Despite frequently eating at a sushi bar, Wayne apparently still can’t hold chopsticks properly. You’ll notice in this strip that Frank is setting a rat trap in the first two panels. Guy's magazines are frequently titled something funny. Good Angel, Bad Angel: Guy has more than two Gold Digger: Guy. She even considers Wayne's father as a potential Meal Ticket. Gypsy Curse: Subverted in this strip in that while she doesn’t appear to have any supernatural powers, she has other ways of making Wayne suffer. Hartman Hips: While Guy's hips are slimmer than normal, the rest of her is so thin that these stand out. Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Frank, though the "heroic" part is mostly nominal. Guy sometimes too. Hypocritical Humor: " Effin' perverts!" Jerkasses In Medias Res: Every single strip is started without any notion at all of How We Got Here. Kissing Cousins: Wayne's 87.5% solution Limited Wardrobe: Lampshaded in #134, "Makeover". Literal Metaphor: “Don’t go into my closet.” The Mad Hatter: Frank. See "Ax Crazy." Mad Scientist: Frank. Makes Just as Much Sense in Context: Provides the page image. Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Wayne and Guy, evidently. Mind Screw : Done often. Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Frank has a diploma in applied pseudoscience. Never Gets Drunk: Frank, seemingly. Nice Guy: Lars and his friends, who seem to the Good Counterparts to Wayne, Guy and Frank. No Sense of Humor: Frank. Nonindicative Name: Guy, who is the girl. Not What It Looks Like: No, that’s… uh, Wayne’s cousin! Only Known by Their Nickname: Guy. Only Sane Man: Averted. Up until the 5th strip, you might have thought Frank was. You’d be very, very wrong. When he does show up, Lars is relegated to this duty. Playing Cyrano: Unfortunately, Wayne chose Frank to be this.
Frank: No, I said I’ve turned down romance in favor of science.
Poke the Poodle: “You’re surprisingly bad at this.’’ Powered By A Dead Aunt: Apparently, Frank's car. Recurring Extra: This guy looks suspiciously familiar. Red Eyes, Take Warning: subverted Red Oni, Blue Oni: Guy and Frank, respectively. Running Gag: Guy and Frank taking Wayne to the ICU. Shotguns Are Just Better: Seems to be Frank's Weapon of Choice. Shower of Angst: Wayne didn’t really care about that children’s book, no sir! The Slacker: Wayne. Small Name, Big Ego: Guy. Exemplifed here. Status Quo Is God: Noted especially in this strip. The Stoic: Frank, along with Stoic Spectacles. This strip suggests that it may not be natural.
Wayne: Frank, what’s wrong with you, man? Laugh once in awhile!
Guy: Yeah, you weirdo!
Frank: Strange. I thought I did…
Strong Family Resemblance: Wayne, and his cousin Lars, though they are not identical. entirely Tan Lines: Guy has a farmer tan here. Which strangely switches to a full-body tan later. Terrible Trio: Guy as the leader, Wayne and Frank as the henchmen. Testosterone Poisoning: Wayne needs this to counteract a very specific kind of medical exam. The Thing That Would Not Leave: Please call the police. Tomboyish Name: Guy, who is a girl. Two Guys and a Girl named Guy. Unfortunate Names: Wayne W. Wayne. Unresolved Sexual Tension: Seems to be between Guy and Wayne. Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: All three characters. Vitriolic Best Buds: All three, though Guy and Wayne in particular. We Want Our Jerk Back
Wayne: Is this nice version of Guy freaking you out, too?
Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Poor Wayne. Who Wants to Live Forever?: Actually played straight. With Friends Like These...: Guy and Wayne hate each other and Frank couldn't care less about the two of them.