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Wicked Awesome Adventure
Wicked Awesome Adventure
is a webcomic/webgame created by Andrew Heil for the consumption of any viewers familiar with text-based adventure games. It features four "playable character" adventurers (Rhys O'Callihan, Jill "Jet" Thunderson, Cadungery Muffinbottom III, and Alan) who, after surviving a Darwinian Apocalypse, awake to a peculiar world. Read/play it
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After the End Action Girl - Jet. A Glass of Chianti - The Zommelier is Wicked Cultured. Apocalyptic Log - The whole "Haunted House" storyline lampshades and revolves around one of these. Possible Bavarian Fire Drill - Alan seems to have an effect on Rhys and Jet where telling them to do something will result in their compliance (if they understand the order in time). The extent of this effect on other characters is unknown. Because Destiny Says So - Cad, according to the Queen, is destined to be/was a fabled wizard and awesome guy. Someone may have stolen Alan's temporospatial device to induce this prophecy. Brown Note - Alan finds an Irrational Portal in the Haunted House, which turns into a Brown Note if observed for too long. The Duck may also be one of these. The Cameo - Certain well-known adventurers appear in Rhys' interludes. Cow Tools - Subverted because the characters do know what they are, but when Rhys, Cadungery, and Jet awake they are in rooms stuffed with strange and sometimes useful implements. Design-It-Yourself Equipment - A speargun out of a vevuzela and sharp stick? No problem. A... brusherhang? Apparently also useful. Spirit of the trope most closely followed by the customizable sidekicks. Standard/elective equipment: horns; fangs; claws; tusks; helmet; weapon. Equipable weapons are of the sort created not found (i.e. vevuzela spear gun). Didn't Think This Through - A hazard of exploring or escaping. Jet sets off a trap while trying to escape disaster with the unwilling help of a Candimp. Rhys sets off a trap while solving a puzzle in the Haunted House. Divided States of America - One player asked for an exposition bomb and got this. Failed a Spot Check - Not a single character, with the possible exception of one of the Alan clones, sees the Duck. Fantasy Character Classes - Each PC has one. Funetik Aksent - Rhys assumes a pseudo-Texan patois to get into Fort Ferris by shorting the Confederbots' conversation circuits. Friendly Enemy - Certain Confederbots. Gargle Blaster - Mule Kick Vision Quest Potion. Consumed twice by Rhys. Automatically indicates the end of Rhys' "turn" for a while. Guardian Entity - The "Duck? What duck? You're getting off track" duck Rhys accidentally summoned during his first few "turns." The duck rarely approves of anything, subverting any Anonymous Benefactor tendencies, and may in fact be a Fnord. Entries featuring Alan hint that the duck may be an antagonist or villain. Guile Hero - Rhys. Hyperspace Arsenal - The inventory system may be one of these: no limit yet found on Cadungery's bottle capacity. Idiot Hero - Cad (somewhat). It May Help You on Your Quest - Red rubber stoppers, saucy literature, scrabble tiles... Wicked Awesome Adventure has them all. Mind-Control Eyes - Alan develops these when he stares into an Irrational Portal in turn 262. Jill and M. Bison develop these when staring into the Irrational Map. Moon Logic Puzzle - Admittedly co-created by players and author, several of these have occurred. Cad and Jet experience them the most. Ninja - They're everywhere! They're everywhere! So far, Jet has encountered a Darwinian ninja and Rhys has encountered Unionjas. Non-Human Sidekick - Each PC (assumed, in Alan's case) has a teddy-something sidekick. Rhys has a teddyboar which he lost soon after gaining. Jet has a teddybison. She also has a mouse (with furniture) that took up residence in a pocket and willingly assists her in hacking. Said mouse could be a Chessmaster Sidekick. Cad has a teddyhippo and also a teddywhale. Alan has a teddyunknown. Noodle Implements - In turn 123. Our Demons Are Different - Literally. They're red and live in hierarchies, but they're made of-... well, they're Candaemons. Our Presidents Are Different - Union States President Philemon Rapsknuckle, the masked wrestler President Action. Our Zombies Are Different - Cad has created an army of Type V/F-P zombies. The Zommelier may be a Type R zombie, re: Brian. Pit Trap - In Wicked Awesome Adventure, these have been triggered by the successful solution of a puzzle in a hostile environment. Schedule Slip - Wicked Awesome Adventure generally updates on the five weekdays (a challenging schedule few webcomics and no adventure games can claim to keep) and updates realtime/in response to player input (removing any chance of buffering). Therefore, when technical difficulties strike (most to be blamed on Blogger), the update schedule stands no chance. Science Hero - Alan. Slept Through the Apocalypse - Each of the playable characters survived in a Darwinian refuge as a Human Popsicle. Talking Is a Free Action - The Exposition Bomb only takes a single turn. Lampshaded. Time Stands Still - Cad exerts magic to freeze time and subvert statistics to save the Queen during his first interlude. Time Master - Alan jumps through time, alternately with minimal control and maximal control (depending on his personal timeline). Utility Belt - All the characters have pockets and use what's in them in Utility Belt ways. Variable-Length Chain - Jet's length of rubber hose. Wig, Dress, Accent - In Rhys' case, it's more of a "Hat Uniform Accent," but he nevertheless assumes it to infiltrate Fort Ferris. Writing by the Seat of Your Pants - The author takes reader suggestions for every daily update, and Word of God, he's mostly just making it up as he goes along. You Have Died - Characters die, but continue to live on in an alternate reality where the players made a different choice. Death Count Rhys: 1 Death Count Cad: 2 Death Count Jet: 1 Death Count Alan: 0 You Wake Up in a Room - Rhys, Jet and Cad have all woken up in Darwinian Refuges without immediate explanation.