is a drawn comic based loosely on the Super Mario Bros.
named Go wakes up in the desert alone. He’s suffering from sunstroke and exhaustion, he can’t remember a thing, and he’s lost his hat
. Just when he thinks this is the end (and on the first page, no less
), he is picked up by the crew of the Chainless
, the world’s only (working)
The Badass Crew
Has unfortunately been put on permanent hiatus. However, an outline on how the plot would probably played out is on the main page and a group of commenters will be collaborating on a comic that takes place in the same universe.
This Web Comic provides examples of:
- Action Girl: Martello and Palma.
- Ascended Fanon: The pink bob-omb that Guy befriends was deemed Squishie by the fans, and soon his name in the comic was revealed to be 5QU15H-IE.
- Berserk Button: Don't suggest that Palma is weak for a Pianta.
- Big Brother Instinct: McCoy, towards Guy:
McCoy: (to Guy) But if you need like, a cool big brother type... I guess I don't mind you following me.
- Big Damn Heroes
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: McCoy’s are orange.
- Clothing Damage
- Combat Medic: Guy.
- Cool Mask: Guy.
- Crazy-Prepared: Martello is showing signs of this.
- Desert Punk
- Easy Amnesia: Go. Subverted, though, when we find out he just had a hangover.
- Feather Fingers
- Five-Man Band
- Genius Bruiser: Palma.
- Last Name Basis: Palma, Martello, possibly the entire crew.
- Meaningful Name: Go. Aside from its connotation as a verb, it's also the Japanese number five—with Go being the fifth member of the Chainless. Also Martello.
- Also worth noting that "Martello" is Italian for "hammer." Guess what Captain Martello's favorite melee weapon is.
- Mysterious Past: Go and Palma.
- Never Gets Drunk: Go, of all people.
- No Name Given: Technically Guy, whose real name is unknown.
- Original Flavour: Despite having a slightly more serious tone, this world seems very familiar.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Go.
- Personality Powers: Inverted. Go's attitude changes depending on what kind of magic he's using. So, a fire flower makes him more reckless and hot-headed.
McCoy: What we do encompasses a great deal, really. Looting desert-side cities, treasure hunting and old fashioned grave robbery…
- Pirate Girl: Martello is actually the captain of her ship. There's also Palma, who acts more like she's just along for the ride.
- Quicksand Sucks: The dry variety.
- Sand Is Water: Justified. The Chainless handles well on quicksand but not on the regular stuff, and seems to be the only vessel capable of doing so.
- Shifting Sand Land: Takes place in the Trope Namer.
- Shirtless Scene: Go has a few.
- Sigil Spam: The mascot/logo of the Chainless, as seen aboard the ship and on Martello's belt buckle, is a green eyed Chomp. With no chain, of course.
- The Silent Bob: Guy.
- Smoking Is Cool: McCoy can make anything look cool.
- Sprite Comic: Averted.
- The Voiceless: Guy.
- The So-Called Coward: (Guy.)
Boarding the Chainless contains examples of:
Piranha Plant Laboratory contains examples of:
At Twisters Borough contains examples of:
- Alternate Character Interpretation: In-universe of Mario.
- Arson Murder And Jay Walking
- Bar Brawl
- Boom Town
- Breather Episode: Intentionally made to be one, but this is soon subverted.
- Cattle Punk
- Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: A side effect of fusing magic and alcohol.
- The Dreaded: The Koopas view Mario as such.
- Drowning My Sorrows
- Gayngster: Birdo (probably), and co. The other two members are a Camp Gay and a Butch Lesbian, respectively.
- Grievous Bottley Harm: How Haze knocks out Go.
- Humans Are Cthulhu: The story of an encounter with Mario makes him sound like this.
"Any crazy stories you've heard about him are probably true. He can break bricks with his bare hands. He can leap 30 feet into the air if he chooses not to fly."
- Implacable Man: Mario. From the Koopa side, he's a nightmarish fusion of multiple badasses all rolled together into a short, pudgy little body. Nothing can stop him.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Haze and Charlie. In fact, Haze has pink hair and Charlie wears blue clothes.
- Mook Horror Show: The flashback with Martello’s father shows Mario like this. He's seen (by the Koopas at least) as an unstoppable force of nature that can wipe out whole ships worth of elite troops.
- Noodle Incident: A couple times.
Go: And that's why I don't eat the mega mushrooms any more.
McCoy: Indecent exposure? When did that happen? . . . Wait, yeah. Nevermind. I'd arrest me for that, too.
- One-Man Army: Mario. He's considered the Mushroom Kingdom's real army. Look down to Shrouded in Myth and you'll start to see why. The fact that he can fly, throw fireballs, and perform feats of strength and agility no other mortal being can match may explain it.
- Shout-Out: Those crates look awfully familiar.
- Shrouded in Myth: Mario himself. "Any crazy stories you've heard about him are probably true. He breaks bricks with his bare hands. He can leap 30 feet in the air when he chooses not to fly. Some even claim that he's not a Toad at all—that he's somethin' else, somethin' from beyond." The fact that we know these stories are true only makes Mario viewed from the Koopa standpoint all the more terrifying.
- Wretched Hive
Bob-omb Battlefield contains examples of:
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