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** The (slightly Übermensch-flavoured) ProudWarriorRaceGuy archetype : The frost giants and Ulga's people have been fighting each other for centuries, not even remembering (or caring about) what caused the feud in the first place. They are all very good at war, which makes up most of their culture, but it's slowly driving both to extinction, and neither know how to.

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** The (slightly Übermensch-flavoured) ProudWarriorRaceGuy archetype : The frost giants and Ulga's people have been fighting each other for centuries, not even remembering (or caring about) what caused the feud in the first place. They are all very good at war, which makes up most of their culture, but it's slowly driving both to extinction, and neither know how to.to stop since they don't understand the concept of diplomacy.


* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]]: Several themes, to which one or several whole issues are devoted. There's usually an [[DropTheAnvil appropriate line]] to sum each one up.
** The (slightly Übermensch-flavoured) ProudWarriorRaceGuy archetype : The frost giants and Ulga's people have been fighting each other for centuries, not even remembering (or caring about) what caused the feud in the first place. They are all very good at war, which makes up most of their culture, but it's slowly driving both to extinction, and neither know how to .

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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]]: DeconstructedTrope: Several themes, to which one or several whole issues are devoted. There's usually an [[DropTheAnvil [[{{Anvilicious}} appropriate line]] to sum each one up.
** The (slightly Übermensch-flavoured) ProudWarriorRaceGuy archetype : The frost giants and Ulga's people have been fighting each other for centuries, not even remembering (or caring about) what caused the feud in the first place. They are all very good at war, which makes up most of their culture, but it's slowly driving both to extinction, and neither know how to .to.



---> '''Bandit chief''': I fear nothing in this world.
---> '''Ulga''': You're afraid of civilization, where strength alone ain't enough. Where ya gotta trust others, no matter how fickle they are. Things ya can't do. Without civilization, all men are enemies. And only a fool would sleep beside an enemy.

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---> '''Bandit chief''': I fear nothing in this world.
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'''Ulga''': You're afraid of civilization, where strength alone ain't enough. Where ya gotta trust others, no matter how fickle they are. Things ya can't do. Without civilization, all men are enemies. And only a fool would sleep beside an enemy.


* The Berserker: Ulga. That's even the AffectionateNickname her mother gave her.



** Another point is made when his "slaves" abandon him as soon as the tides are turning. As Ulga points out, "ya won't find no loyalty among slaves ; they've got nothin' to get from it."
** The classic fairy tale weddings and usual Princess and Prince archetypes. It's shown early how a Princess' grace, knowledge, poise, and talents all serve the same goal : securing a good wedding, which itslef is usually little more than a political and economical arrangement.

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** Another Additionaly, a point is made about the relationship between the Bandit Chief and his mooks. He doesn't doubt their loyalty because he views them as slaves, mindless minions who just wish for a master's guidance. At first, it seems he's right, as they keep attacking Ulga even when she slaughters them by the dozen, and tolerate her presence on the ship (although, with her hands bound) afterwards, simply because he orders it. They later betray him at the moment he loses his "slaves" abandon him as soon as the tides are turning. As position of strength, and don't turn back even once no matter how loud he shouts at them. Ulga points out, "ya sums it up:
---> '''Ulga''': You
won't find no loyalty among slaves ; they've 'mong slaves, man. They got nothin' nothing to get from it."
out of it.
** The classic fairy tale weddings and usual Princess and Prince archetypes. It's shown early how a Princess' grace, knowledge, poise, and talents all serve the same goal : securing a good wedding, which itslef itself is usually little more than a political and economical arrangement.


---> '''Bandit chief''': I fear nothing in this world.
---> '''Ulga''': You're afraid of civilization, where strength alone ain't enough.



* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]]:
** The Übermensch-flavoured ProudWarriorRaceGuy archetype : The frost giants and Ulga's people have been fighting each other for centuries, not even remembering (or caring about) what caused the feud in the first place. They are all very good at war, which makes up most of their culture, but it's slowly driving both to extinction, and neither know how to .

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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]]:
Deconstruction]]: Several themes, to which one or several whole issues are devoted. There's usually an [[DropTheAnvil appropriate line]] to sum each one up.
** The Übermensch-flavoured (slightly Übermensch-flavoured) ProudWarriorRaceGuy archetype : The frost giants and Ulga's people have been fighting each other for centuries, not even remembering (or caring about) what caused the feud in the first place. They are all very good at war, which makes up most of their culture, but it's slowly driving both to extinction, and neither know how to .to .
** The Ubermensch archetype in general, with the bandit chief who sees himself as superior, as he follows his will and desires alone and bosses his men around, arguing that their are just "slaves" who need to be commanded. When he proposes Ulga to [[WeCanRuleTogether join him]] because he sees her [[NotSoDifferent as his like]], she briefly hesitates, before declining : this was her way of living for a long time, and she's starting [[CharacterDevelopment to see the fault in it]], even pointing out every flaw in the bandit's worldview.
---> '''Bandit chief''': I fear nothing in this world.
---> '''Ulga''': You're afraid of civilization, where strength alone ain't enough. Where ya gotta trust others, no matter how fickle they are. Things ya can't do. Without civilization, all men are enemies. And only a fool would sleep beside an enemy.
** Another point is made when his "slaves" abandon him as soon as the tides are turning. As Ulga points out, "ya won't find no loyalty among slaves ; they've got nothin' to get from it."


* AmazonChaser: the History teacher admits that he's always had a crush on one of Ulga's ancestors, a dreaded queen who almost wiped out the other kingdoms a long time ago.



** Ulga later points out that while her culture and the bandits' lifestyles offer more freedom, that freedom comes without knowing when you will die while civilization has more security.

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** Ulga later points out that while her culture and the bandits' lifestyles offer more freedom, that freedom comes without knowing when you will die while civilization has more security. security - see deconstruction below.
---> '''Bandit chief''': I fear nothing in this world.
---> '''Ulga''': You're afraid of civilization, where strength alone ain't enough.


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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]]:
** The Übermensch-flavoured ProudWarriorRaceGuy archetype : The frost giants and Ulga's people have been fighting each other for centuries, not even remembering (or caring about) what caused the feud in the first place. They are all very good at war, which makes up most of their culture, but it's slowly driving both to extinction, and neither know how to .
** The classic fairy tale weddings and usual Princess and Prince archetypes. It's shown early how a Princess' grace, knowledge, poise, and talents all serve the same goal : securing a good wedding, which itslef is usually little more than a political and economical arrangement.
---> '''Mal''': Open up your eyes, Julifer. You're not a princess and I'm not a knight in shining armor. This isn't a fairy tale, it's ''politics''.

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* HopeIsScary: A major theme of the series, with the war between the tribes. It's the final line of the series.
--> '''Chief of the Other Tribe:''' (after Ulga offers peace) I don't know why, girl, but you're the scariest person I've ever met.
--> '''Ulga:''' Haven't you heard? It's hope that makes you fear.


* AmazonianBeauty: Ulga's mother tall, beautiful, and has a heavily muscled physique.
** Ulga looks like a younger version of her mother. However the other princess's see her as more of a BrawnHilda as they find the idea of a girl being so muscular to be grotesque.

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* AmazonianBeauty: Ulga's mother is tall, beautiful, and has a heavily muscled physique.
** Ulga looks like a younger version of her mother. However the other princess's princesses see her as more of a BrawnHilda as they find the idea of a girl being so muscular to be grotesque.



* BlueBlood: Julifer is very proud of hers, but the other princesses joke about how many men of proper birth are very unappealing. [[spoiler: It later turns out Julifer's family is actually descended from pig farmers, meaning as far as lineage goes Ulga is actually more royal than she is. And Julifer is having an affair with a captain.]]

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* BlueBlood: Julifer is very proud of hers, but the other princesses joke about how many men of proper birth are very unappealing. [[spoiler: It later turns out Julifer's family is actually descended from pig farmers, meaning as far as lineage goes goes, Ulga is actually more royal than she is. And Julifer is having an affair with a captain.]]



* EvilChancellor: Julifer's father, who plans to rule since the queen is elderly and childless. [[spoiler: He kidnaps the princesses as hotages to make it happen, but Ulga and Julifer thwart him.]]

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* EvilChancellor: Julifer's father, who plans to rule since the queen is elderly and childless. [[spoiler: He kidnaps the princesses as hotages hostages to make it happen, but Ulga and Julifer thwart him.]]



* GirlPosse: Jasmin, Desdemona, and Phonecia serve as Julifer's. Desdemona is a gothic looking princess who seems to go easier on Ulga than the others (to the point that she either points out when someone is being a {{Hypocrite}} and is just saying they go too far with their insults), Jasmin is an Asian princess who dislikes Ulga as much as Julifer, and Phonecia is an African pincess who seems to serve as the other girls' voice of reason.

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* GirlPosse: Jasmin, Desdemona, and Phonecia serve as Julifer's. Desdemona is a gothic looking princess who seems to go easier on Ulga than the others (to the point that she either points out when someone is being a {{Hypocrite}} and is just saying they go too far with their insults), Jasmin is an Asian princess who dislikes Ulga as much as Julifer, and Phonecia is an African pincess princess who seems to serve as the other girls' voice of reason.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Ulga, after the hostage crisis. Her father appoints her his diplomat and her price for returning the other princesses home, and keeping them safe in the meantime is...[[spoiler: for the best diplomats of the other four kingdoms to get together and work out and alternative to war so nobody is fighting each other when she gets back.]]

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Ulga, after the hostage crisis. Her father appoints her his diplomat and her price for returning the other princesses home, and keeping them safe in the meantime is...[[spoiler: for the best diplomats of the other four kingdoms to get together and work out and an alternative to war so nobody is fighting each other when she gets back.]]



--> "Let me ask you something, ladies. While you fill your heads with thoughs of handsome princes, what do you supposed ''they'' think about? Never considered it? I'm amazed. The history and glory of their future kingdoms. That's what's on most prince's minds. History, Hunting, and Horseflesh pretty much sums it up. So when you meet your TrueLove you may want to have something to chat about beyond sewing tapestries. Otherwise they may not stick around long enough to marry you."

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--> "Let me ask you something, ladies. While you fill your heads with thoughs of handsome princes, what do you supposed ''they'' think about? Never considered it? I'm amazed. The history and glory of their future kingdoms. That's what's on most prince's princes' minds. History, Hunting, and Horseflesh pretty much sums it up. So when you meet your TrueLove TrueLove, you may want to have something to chat about beyond sewing tapestries. Otherwise they may not stick around long enough to marry you."



* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Played for laughs by using it to form the princess' version of ValleyGirl speak.

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* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Played for laughs PlayedForLaughs by using it to form the princess' version of ValleyGirl speak.


* BadassPrincess: Ulga. The others later follow her example to escape a trap [[spoiler: with even Julifer joining in eventually]].


''Princess Ugg'' is a Fantasy comic book by Ted Naifeh, detailing the exploits of Princes Ulga and published by Creator/OniPress, barbarian princess, who ventures to a Princess Academy on the request of her late mother to learn skills her tribe might benefit from.

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''Princess Ugg'' is a Fantasy comic book by Ted Naifeh, detailing the exploits of Princes Ulga Naifeh and published by Creator/OniPress, detailing the exploits of Princes Ulga, barbarian princess, who ventures to a Princess Academy on the request of her late mother to learn skills her tribe might benefit from.


''Princess Ugg'' is a Fantasy comic book by Ted Naifeh, detailing the exploits of Princes Ulga, barbarian princess, who ventures to a Princess Academy on the request of her late mother to learn skills her tribe might benefit from.

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''Princess Ugg'' is a Fantasy comic book by Ted Naifeh, detailing the exploits of Princes Ulga, Ulga and published by Creator/OniPress, barbarian princess, who ventures to a Princess Academy on the request of her late mother to learn skills her tribe might benefit from.

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* {{Unicorn}}: Apparently can be bread like horses here, with Julifer having a spirited one named Aurora. Julifer refusing to properly break her leads to trouble.

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* {{Unicorn}}: Apparently can be bread bred like horses here, with Julifer having a spirited one named Aurora. Julifer refusing to properly break her leads to trouble.

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* RoyalSchool: Complete with BookOnTheHead classes.


* BigDamnHeroes: Ulga to the other princesses when captured by bandits. Julifer returns the favor when the others are held hostage [[spoiler: by her father.]]



* TheHighQueen: The Queen, with shades of TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask. She is wise, gracious, and poised.



** The Queen later mentions to Julifer that her breed of horse is notoriously unreliable and praises the pony, which Jules has aain been lent, as a marvelously loyal mount, furthering the proof that Jules was going by appearance alone.

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** The Queen later mentions to Julifer that her breed of horse is notoriously unreliable and praises the pony, which Jules has aain again been lent, as a marvelously loyal mount, furthering the proof that Jules was going by appearance alone.


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* LemonyNarrator: Ulga's father's owl, who just ''loves'' over-wrought descriptions when telling the king and the readers what is going on.


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Ulga, after the hostage crisis. Her father appoints her his diplomat and her price for returning the other princesses home, and keeping them safe in the meantime is...[[spoiler: for the best diplomats of the other four kingdoms to get together and work out and alternative to war so nobody is fighting each other when she gets back.]]


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** Julifer gives a cruel one to Mal when she thinks he likes Ulga. Mal gives an even crueler one back during the second hostage incident.
* SuccessionCrisis: The kingdom of Atraesca is headed towards one, as the current queen has no heirs due to all her children dying.


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* VillainBall: Seized by Mal the captain in chapter 8, in order to spur on Julifer's BigDamnHeroes by mistreating and mocking her.


* AnachronismStew: While ostensibly the middle ages, the history teacher has a modern cigar, the academy has oddly futuristic-seeming plumbing in the girls' showers, and apparently the kingdom is mostly-literate,

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* AnachronismStew: While ostensibly the middle ages, the history teacher has a modern cigar, the academy has oddly futuristic-seeming plumbing in the girls' showers, and apparently the kingdom is mostly-literate, mostly-literate.



* BadassPrincess: Ulga
* BlueBlood: Julifer is very proud of hers, but the other princesses joke about how many men of proper birth are very unappealing. [[spoiler: It later turns out Julifer's family is actually descended from pig farmers, meaning as far as lineage goes Ulga is actually more royal than she is.]]

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* BadassPrincess: Ulga
Ulga. The others later follow her example to escape a trap [[spoiler: with even Julifer joining in eventually]].
* BlueBlood: Julifer is very proud of hers, but the other princesses joke about how many men of proper birth are very unappealing. [[spoiler: It later turns out Julifer's family is actually descended from pig farmers, meaning as far as lineage goes Ulga is actually more royal than she is. And Julifer is having an affair with a captain.]]


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** Ulga later points out that while her culture and the bandits' lifestyles offer more freedom, that freedom comes without knowing when you will die while civilization has more security.


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* EvilChancellor: Julifer's father, who plans to rule since the queen is elderly and childless. [[spoiler: He kidnaps the princesses as hotages to make it happen, but Ulga and Julifer thwart him.]]


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* {{Hypocrite}}: Julifer. She goes on and on about how BlueBlood is important [[spoiler: but comes from new money and is having an affair with a captain.]]
** She gets it from her father, the Chancellor. When he takes hostages, it's simply business. When Ulga does it, ''with the same hostages to boot'', it's barbaric.


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** The Queen later mentions to Julifer that her breed of horse is notoriously unreliable and praises the pony, which Jules has aain been lent, as a marvelously loyal mount, furthering the proof that Jules was going by appearance alone.
** Julifer turns out to be this about princess-hood in general. She bases being a princess on the trappings, has [[spoiler: very little royal blood of her own]] and yet goes on about its importance, has a very skewed view of [[spoiler: her relationship with the captain that bites her in the ass]], and is bad at keeping friends and allies.

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