YMMV / Gold Digger

  • Archive Panic: There's quite a lot to catch up on at this point. Luckily, Fred Perry has posted the first 199 issued of the comic for free online.
  • Ass Pull: A common occurrence in the comic. Concepts will be introduced without any warning to help the plot proceed and during fights characters will often use spells and martial arts techniques never seen before and Gina make use of brand new technology that just so happen to be effective against whatever villain she's confronting. Due to this Fred Perry will often include caption boxes to explain what is happening.
  • Complete Monster:
    • Dreadwing was once a lowly iron dragon, who helped raise the young platinum dragon T'mat. When T'mat surpassed him in power, Dreadwing attempted to kill her before being defeated and banished from the dragon race. Unable to accept T'mat's love for him, Dreadwing would discover the device called the Time Raft and used it to return to the other dragons, defeating, mutilating, torturing and raping T'mat to destroy any love she might have for him and force her to suffer whenever she saw their daughter. Massacring many dragons, Dreadwing attempted to recruit his own private force by offering his chosen recruits the option to torture their mates to death or watch as Dreadwing erased infant dragons from existence. When they refused, he made good on the threat. Traversing other worlds, Dreadwing became a violent scourge, destroying as he willed before being defeated by Gina Diggers. Entering into a "cosmic chess game" with her older, alternate timeline self Ancient Gina, Dreadwing still takes the chance to murder those he could before launching an attack on the world of Jade, aiming to subjugate it and even attempting to kill his own daughter D'bra with no remorse. Egotistical, sadistic and filled with loathing for whatever he cannot control, Dreadwing stands as the comic's most enduring and horrifying monster.
    • The former werewolf patriarch Brendan makes a pact with dark powers to achieve incredible powers which he tests by murdering his own wife. Engineering a "peace" between the werewolves and werecheetahs by creating a drought that kills many of the latter, Brendan betrays the werecheetahs and commits utter genocide on them, massacring the men, women, and children. He is only prevented from killing a single baby thanks to the sacrifice of her mother and the intervention of archmage Theo Diggers. Brendan also plans to sell his own people into slavery to fulfill his own end of the deal, and mocks his own daughter for adhering to any standard of honor before she defeats and imprisons him. Escaping later, Brendan tries to murder his own children and mocks the only surviving werecheetah, Brittany "Cheetah" Diggers, for her clan and biological parents' deaths, intending to use his powers to freeze her as living stone and keep as a trophy for all eternity.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: At one point, Perry had been toying with the idea of killing off Britanny at the end of the "Oblivion" arc (he didn't). How did he decide whether to go through with it or not? A coin toss.
  • Les Yay: Plenty between Crush and Xane. Mostly on Crush's part.
    • For Crush, it seems to be a matter of If It's You, It's Okay for Xane. That said, Crush does it on purpose because she likes flustering Xane.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Dreadwing, Gothwrain
  • Rule34: ...with some of it drawn by Fred himself.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The OVA, no doubt it's a marvel of animation especially done by only one man over several years (and hand drawn no less). But some complaints against it is pacing, the awkward pauses between dialogue (as obviously the VAs did their lines separately) and drawn out scenes can make it a bit of a chore to get through.
  • Heartwarming Moments: This series has lots of action in it. But for every awesome moment, there's also a WAF Fy moment as well.
    • The ecstatic, overjoyed reaction of Brianna's wildman boyfriend when she announces that she's pregnant.
    • Everyone's reaction when Brittany finally comes home after her year-long exile to another dimension.
    • Gina and Ebenezer Sleake's 'nerd-flirting.'
    • After saving her daughter's life from two deadly Pawns and getting hospitalized in the process, Brittany declared Ayane to be her BFFL (best friend for life). Tiffany is also seen at Ayane's bedside in a flashback, showing her supporting Ayane despite her fear of Ayane's eyes...
  • Nightmare Fuel: For a World of Badass filled with badassery, magic, comedy, and more cheesecake and beefcake than you'll find at a Golden Corral, there's a lot of scary stuff going on.
    • Dreadwing, for example. He's a rapist, a murderer, happily exploits everyone around him, and has committed so many atrocities overall that the entirety of Jade hates him, along with a sizeable-chunk of Earth-based heroes.
    • The UMBRA. It wants to basically EAT reality. It creates alternate worlds by siphoning off the main one to weaken it, EATS these realities and, sparing only a few from the realities it consumes, lying to them and saying it can save their worlds if they help him devour the main one.
    • One-shot villain Snuggy. She's an amazon breeder (and as such extremely sexy), a powerful mage, an easily tricked nincompoop, and extremely silly, but she's also more dangerous than you might think. Not wanting to go through nine months of being pregnant, she discovered a spell that allows her to give birth instantly once impregnated. This spell does this by sacrificing nine months of the father's lifespan. There's a glitch in this spell, however, that sometimes results in nine centuries being taken instead, instantly reducing her lovers to bone dust. Since being exiled, she's taken up kidnapping, turning local fauna (including an Abyssalisk and a Wabbit, two of the most dangerous animals on Jade) into handsome, anthropomorphic young men which she then brainwashes to provide her with an endless array of children. And she has a literal army of children, all of whom have inherited her natural talent for magic. Her stupidity and lack of ambition are the only things keeping her from being a deadly threat to every handsome dude in the realm.
    • Someone has been designing hyper-elaborate deathtraps disguised as ancient ruins that make anything Jigsaw has ever come up with look like the old Mousetrap board game. And said designer is escalating, turning entire pocket dimensions into death traps. (One realm was essentially a giant shopping mall where high end fashion items were available at dollar store prices. Everything that shopaholic Brittany bought started turning into bombs.) It's later implied that the designer is making these traps specifically to kill the Diggers sisters...
  • Tear Jerker: As many awesome moments as there are, there are also just as many heartbreaking moments.
    • In its own way, the downfall of Dr. Peachbody. Once a dangerous villain, he's forced to fuse with first his pet boy Benji, thrust into the ancient past, and then fused with Dreadwing, who promptly takes full control of the fused body. By the time Peachbody had encountered Dreadwing, Benji's personality has seemingly died, leaving only a lonely, mad Dr. Peachbody who doesn't seem to realize that Benji is gone. The shredded remnants of Peachbody's soul are eventually forced out of his body, left adrift on the astral plane. By the time Gina encounters him again to finish him off, it's more of a Mercy Kill...
    • Ayane's entire life. She's a warm, friendly, loving individual who adores cute things and desperately wants to be a Friend to All Children. However her eyes are so scary and evil that even many of her closest friends can't look her in the eye without being frightened, to say nothing of how children react to them. She's managed to form friendships over the years, and there are some characters (like Brittany) who can look her in the eyes without ill effect, but she also has no memory of her family. In addition, she did have a brief moment of happiness, love, and respect when the Prince of a kingdom of evil Oompa Loompa expies kidnapped her and made her his queen. When her general friendliness started to actually reform the Prince and his people, the Prince's witch sent Ayane back and mindwiped everyone, Ayane included.
    • Former dragon queen T'Mat. Brutally raped and tortured by Dreadwing, she's clearly a PTSD-ridden mess who's desire for revenge against Dreadwing causes her to take actions that nearly have tragic results. Her daughter is forced to dethrone her (non-violently) and take over, doing what she can to care for her mother.
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