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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.
Acceptable Targets: In-universe. Wayne tries to take advantage of this in an attempt to fit in. It doesn't work. Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Wayne says something stupid while drunk and then continues to make a surprisingly good argument for it. Alien Abduction: Complete with Anal Probing. All Just a Dream: Or rather, a product of Frank's imagination. Ambiguous Gender: A briefly Recurring Extra named Alex. Wayne: Alex is a chick, right? Guy: Sure. *later* Lars:
Alex is a
Wayne: I'll give you a thousand dollars if you find out. 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. Celibate Eccentric Genius: Frank. It's only mentioned in a couple of strips though. He seems to feel that romance gets the way of more important things, that being science, of course. Characterization Marches On: Frank's major personality traits are defined in the third strip. His sociopathy also isn't readily apparent until this strip. Cloud Cuckoo Lander: This girl. Cold Reading: Wayne's been taking psychic classes and they work... sort of. 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. Comical Overreacting/ Drama Queen: Subverted and Inverted in this strip:
Guy: What's Wayne doing?
Wayne: I gazed upon the soul of the devil... and the devil gazed back!
Frank: You gazed the soul of devil and "A" devil gazed back. He's got a bit of a flare for the dramatic. "A" 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... Crapsack World Cute Is Evil: Guy. The Cutie: Played With Guy's opposite possibility of herself. Dark-Skinned Redhead: Guy. Didn't Think This Through: Frank, surprisingly, in this strip. Discriminate and Switch: Guy refuses to shake hands with one-armed people, but for the same reason she won't do so with those who don't own sinks. 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. Evil Me Scares Me: Well, Guy only keeps her Leaking Can of Evil sealed up because she would be annoyed by the reactions of the authorities. 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. Fan Service Pack: In the early days of the strip, Guy looked very much like a man. As the strip continued, however, her hair went from boyishly short to womanly big, she got a nice tan, and her form filled out quite nicely . 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. For the 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. Guy's sign at the protest/rally, apparently even she doesn't know what she's doing here. Godwin's Law: Apparently, that Hitler comparison wasn't as accurate as people thought. Good Angel, Bad Angel: Guy has more than two and none of them are good. Gold Digger: Guy. She even considers Wayne's father as a potential Meal Ticket. Guest Strip: Plenty of examples. Some examples include this, this, and this. 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. Though as of August 2014, her shoulders have become more broad and her hips slimmed down a little. 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. ( Not that it matters, anyway.) Killer Rabbit: Frank's goldfish, apparently. 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. Power Glows: Subverted when Frank gives Wayne superpowers: the glowing is the (only) power. Recurring Extra: This guy looks suspiciously familiar. Red Eyes, Take Warning: subverted Red Oni, Blue Oni: Guy and Frank, respectively. Rule of Funny: Looks like even blow up dolls don't wanna wake up next to Wayne. Running Gag: Guy and Frank taking Wayne to the ICU. Ship Sinking: The creator shows up in the comic. This guy makes a request for a pairing of his to happen in canon. Rickard is not pleased. 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. Staging an Intervention: Has a subverted intervention in which the goal is to get the character to stop hinting that he has a problem and shut up. 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…
Straight Gay: Lars 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. Ten With A Two: After a wild party, Wayne wakes up in bed with an inflatable sex doll. The sex doll is disgusted by Wayne. Terrible Trio: Guy as the leader, Wayne and Frank as the henchmen. Testosterone Poisoning: The Thing That Would Not Leave: Please call the police. Throw the Dog a Bone: Double Subverted. Wayne seems pretty content, having nothing to do. Tomboyish Name: Guy, who is a girl. Tsundere: A platonic example. Guy acts this way to an adorable ferret. But this is still Guy, so the closest we see to "dere" (a sweet side) is her not slapping him off the table. It's later reveled that Guy is like this with all adorable creatures because she hates the fact that they have so much control over her. Two Guys and a Girl named Guy. Unfortunate Names: Wayne W. 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?
What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Frank gives Wayne a superpower: bioluminescence. Guy: What kind of power did you give him, anyway? Frank: Bioluminescence. Frank: Well, it's really bright bioluminescence. 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.