A telekinetic programmer, and a minion-leading engineer.
"I mean, talk about mixed signals! Just the night before, we're out to a pretty damn romantic dinner, and the next day, he calls me a minion!"
is a webcomic on SmackJeeves
, about aspiring supervillain Tal A. Kinesis
, and his engineer second-in-command, Alice Evanson. Originally, it was mostly gag-a-day shots parodying supervillain cliches, but by now it's become a character-driven story, focused on the main characters' romance and Kinesis' bid for power
. It's been updating weekly since 2007, with an archive of over 500 pages.
Evil Plan provides examples of:
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: That one night wasn't all bad. Plus there are a LOT of hints, such as Kinesis staring in awe at Alice after her villainess costume change, Alice trying to seduce him just to apologise for her comment beforehand about William. And then there's terminology, where Alice openly admits she likes Kinesis.
- Bookcase Passage: In the form of a secret elevator.
- Break the Cutie: Chapter 7 was pretty rough on the bright young hero, Kevin and this is before Kinesis has had a chance to make things personal.
- Calling Your Attacks: Amazingman improvises the Amazing Punch during his first battle. The minions only realized he was a super hero after he invoked this trope.
- Character Development: Kevin gets plenty in Chapter 7.
- Clark Kenting: "A change of clothing and hair, and anyone can be a new person."
- Cross Over: As of Chapter 7 we can now confirm Evil Plan takes place in the same continuity as Sire, though several months before the Sire story begins.
- Death Trap: Subverted, usually. Lemon and Lime employ potentially a variety of lethal traps at their office entrance, solely for the sake of snapping humiliating pictures of the trespassers/invited guests.
- Do Not Adjust Your Set: Kinesis hacks in to all television network and web browsers to deliver his ultimatum to Amazingman.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Billy and Amical from morphE showed up in the background of a strip 6 months before the morphE webcomic was launched.
- Genius Bonus: The binary in this strip is valid and can be translated to cute little folder names.
- Hates Being Touched: Kinesis hates human contact. Even the nice kind.
- Mad Scientist Laboratory: Naturally.
- More Dakka: Stan applies this concept to his telekenesis. It looked impressive, anyway.
- Lethal Chef: That vat of fruitcake acid had to come from someone. And that some place is Kinesis' loving, unknowing younger sister.
- Minion with an F in Evil: The minions seem to think that Kinesis' cruelty is simply the way their leader shows them he loves them. Hint: It isn't.
- Personality Chip: Computer has a will of its own.
- Professor Guinea Pig: Kinesis is the first test subject for the Telekinetic Amplification Chip.
- Reckless Gun Usage: Mae is not pleased when Stan tries shooting a dozen guns at once with his telekenetic ability.
- Second Law My Ass: Computer seems to never miss an opportunity to stick it to its creator.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: When Lemon and Lime first meet Alice, they immediately assume that she's Kinesis' girlfriend. Alice's words say no, but her expression says differently.
- Shout-Out: Kinesis actually raids the TARDIS.
- Start of Darkness: The flashback chapters.
- Take Over the World: Of course.
- Unfazed Everyman: Alice. It takes her some time to get used to the whole supervillain thing.
- Also, Kevin. He's a pretty plain college boy.
- Villain Protagonist: Dr. Kinesis has organized a bank robbery, hacked the computers and TV feed of Urbane City, committed cold-blooded murder, and abused his henchwoman. Yeah, he's the protagonist.
- Lemon and Lime also qualify. Those two lovable lesbians do black market business and steal patents from their rightful owners.
- Villain Song: By Andrew of Songs To Wear Pants To, no less. Can be downloaded here.
- Webcomics Multiverses: Mortifer and Evil Plan have had a couple of crossovers, as have the artists' other works, Fringe Happy and Sire.
- Also, since Piper appears in both Mortifer and Fringe Happy, we can assume that those two take place in the same universe, as well.
- In chapter seven, we learn that Paul Enfield was Kevin's stepbrother, making Evil Plan and Sire linked directly.
- We Used to Be Friends: Kinesis Stanley Alfred, (back in college) and William supposedly sever ties after a fight about the telekinetic chip.
- Possibly subverted, as it was recently revealed that William was actually murdered by , and that there is a personality clone inside Computer, who'd have thought?..
- Wild Mass Guessing: Nobody seems to be able to agree on what William's plotting.