A comedic and brutally Grim Dark
webcomic by an author only known as True_Darius that is most certainly not taking place inside the world of Warhammer 40k
and can be found here.
Many names are closely related yet different from a certain tabletop game for copyright reasons, but this rarely detracts from the enjoyment of the story, comedy or action. It is absolutely usuitable for minors and a few pages are decidedly NSFW.
The story follows four protagonists — an Axe Crazy Kroott
, two deeply depraved yet Crazy Awesome
Ttau and a superhuman
Sergeant as they take on a galaxy where everything is trying to kill everything else.
EATATAU!!! provides examples of:
- Bad Ass: The main cast consists entirely of these, but Sergeant Johnson and Skraat deserves special mention.
- BFG: These are everywhere. The Railgun on the Battlesuit deserves special mention for being larger than a Space Marine.
- Big Bad: The Archon.
- Black Comedy: All over the place. The very first page shows a Ttau instructor asking a Kroott to 'attack' him... with predictable results.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: It happens every now and then that the cast speaks directly to the reader or converses with the narrator.
- Chekhov's Gun: A literal one. Also referenced by name in the comments.
- Gladiator Games: The Dark Eldar have these. Of course, they're more akin to a slaughterfest.
- Heroic BSOD: The new Archon has a device that causes these.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Skraat, obviously.
- Macross Missile Massacre: Unavoidable when your faction of allegiance is the Ttau Empire. Most prominent when Kor'la sends a small army of Mandrakes an SMS (Superior Missile Shower.) or Smart Missile System, take your pick. The trope is also referenced by name in the author's notes.
- Rape as Comedy: Sha'shiva, The Great Devourer that walks among us!
- Rape as Drama: Implied, but always prevented, fortunately.
- Reality Ensues: See the Black Comedy entry above.
- Rule of Sexy: The comic in general adheres to this, but Selene virtually embodies this trope.
- Starfish Alien: The not-Tyranid.
- Taking the Bullet: Well, an energy blast of some kind, but Johnson isn't above doing this, even for a filthy alien he just met.
- Talking Is a Free Action: Subverted, not once, but twice.
- The Big Guy: Both Skraat and Sergeant Johnson is this.