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'''''Spiky-Haired Dragon, Worthless Knight''''' is a webcomic about Vincent Worthless, a young knight with a family curse that prevents him from using weapons until he kills a dragon, and Spiky, a smart-aleck dragon hatchling who becomes his squire. [[http://www.shd-wk.com/ You can read it here.]]

!!This comic provides examples of:

* [[TheAllegedSteed Alleged Steed]]: Foreshadowed on the [[http://shd-wk.com/index.php?strip_id=45 page before]] but the example is [[http://shd-wk.com/index.php?strip_id=46 here]] with Vincent getting stuck with Bruce, a mule.
* [[TheApprentice Apprentice]]: Several characters qualify, including Spiky as Vincent's squire and Vincent as a knight-in-training to various knights.
* AristocratsAreEvil: The Baron qualifies as this trope.
* BeingGoodSucks: Vincent, choosing to save the first dragon he met rather than killing it to free himself from the curse. He gives his reason [[http://shd-wk.com/index.php?strip_id=414 here]] (Note: Link contains spoiler about the curse).
* BlackKnight: Siron, who is always seen wearing black armour and is called the black knight several times. The earliest example is [[http://shd-wk.com/index.php?strip_id=47 here]].
* BreathWeapon: [[http://shd-wk.com/index.php?strip_id=12 Spiky has this after drinking whiskey]] but it's implied that most dragons gain this ability when they grow older ([[http://shd-wk.com/index.php?strip_id=375 an example of Spiky breathing fire without whiskey]]).
* CartoonJuggling: Spiky with examples juggling balls [[http://shd-wk.com/index.php?strip_id=201 here]] & [[http://shd-wk.com/index.php?strip_id=375 here]].
* {{Curse}}: Vincent's family is cursed with inability to wield or even touch any weapon. [[spoiler: It will also prevent him living past his 26th year]]. The only way to break the curse is to kill a dragon.
* DrowningMySorrows: Vincent has been known to do this on several occasions.
* FailOSuckyname: Vincent Worthless
* FictionalDocument: The book in the library about the legend. It's not actually shown but its contents is first mentioned [[http://shd-wk.com/index.php?strip_id=168 here]].
* HangoverSensitivity: Costin on [[http://shd-wk.com/index.php?strip_id=519 this page]] & Vincent on [[http://shd-wk.com/index.php?strip_id=13 this page]].
* HiveMind: All dragons share a collective mind [[spoiler:except for Edgar's brother]].
* InsanityImmunity: Tonio qualifies as this trope. His mind is hard to read and its implied to be connected to mental issues from his past in [[http://shd-wk.com/index.php?strip_id=428 this page]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Edgar qualifies as this trope.
* LethalDiagnosis: [[spoiler:Vincent's curse will prevent him living past his 26th year.]]
* LennonSpecs: Edgar qualifies as this trope and Vincent in [[http://shd-wk.com/index.php?strip_id=250 this page]].
* ManInAKilt: Edgar qualifies as this trope and Vincent in [[http://shd-wk.com/index.php?strip_id=250 this page]].
* MindControl: Spiky claims that all dragons have this ability; Spiky's usage of it is PlayedForLaughs. [[spoiler:It's proven to be true, but it may fall under magic because the one example of it was already cursed by them and that was also being manipulated at the same time.]]
* MistakenForGay: Tonio does this to Roland & Vincent in [[http://shd-wk.com/index.php?strip_id=224 this page]].
* NameAndName: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]; Spiky's full name, Spiky-Haired Dragon, is in the title and Vincent's surname is Worthless and he's a knight.
* NonHumanSidekick: Spiky qualifies as this trope & occasionally Bruce (the mule).
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Despite sharing several commonalities with the western type of dragon. In this setting, they have {{shapeshifting}} abilities, share a [[HiveMind collective mind]] & cast magic, [[spoiler:the most notable example of magic being the curse on Vincent's family]].
* PromotionToParent: Benedict, Vincent's brother, though this is prior to the start of the webcomic. However, it is mentioned [[http://shd-wk.com/index.php?strip_id=414 here]].
* ReplacementGoldfish: Vincent is forced to replace his brother in servitude to the baron but this happens prior to the start of the webcomic.
* ShapeShifting: Dragons have this ability [[spoiler: but it requires the mind and body for it. Edgar lacks the body to do so]]. [[http://shd-wk.com/index.php?strip_id=579 Here's an example of Spiky practicing it]].
* TeachHimAnger: Tonio does this with Vincent.
* ThemeTune: A Theme Song created by the Finnish band Cold Rat that can be downloaded [[http://mirror.shd-wk.com/misc/Cold%20Rat%20-%20Watch%20the%20Spikes.mp3 here]]
* [[TheUnpronounceable Unpronounceable]]: Spiky's real name is shown [[http://www.shd-wk.com/index.php?strip_id=4 here]].