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'''Characters:''' [[CaptainObvious The Erlkönig]], The Erlking's daughter.\\


'''Characters:''' [[CaptainObvious The Erlkönig]], Erlkönig, The Erlking's daughter.\\

* TwoLinesNoWaiting: It's alternating between: Plot A - James and Javert greet the new tenants. and Plot B - Erik unwittingly messes with the {{Balance Between|GoodAndEvil}} HeavenAndHell.


* TwoLinesNoWaiting: It's alternating between: Plot A - James and Javert greet the new tenants. and Plot B - Erik unwittingly messes with the {{Balance Between|GoodAndEvil}} HeavenAndHell.{{Heaven}} and {{Hell}}.

* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Or in this case "Did We Just Go [[TheWildHunt Hunting]] With a {{Trickster}} [[JerkassGods God]], a FairFolk [[{{Psychopomp}} Death Avatar]] and a [[KingArthur Legendary King]]?"


* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Or in this case "Did We Just Go [[TheWildHunt Hunting]] With a {{Trickster}} TheTrickster [[JerkassGods God]], a FairFolk [[{{Psychopomp}} Death Avatar]] and a [[KingArthur Legendary King]]?"

* GratuitousLatin: #326-#327 -> Quis Custodiet-Ipsos Custodes(?) -> Who guards the guardians(?). Guess which [[WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians movie]]'s characters debut in this arc!

* LiteraryAllusionTitle / AltumVidetur / PunBasedTitle: #326-#327 -> Quis Custodiet-Ipsos Custodes(?) -> Who guards the guardians(?). Guess which [[WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians movie]]'s characters debut in this arc!

-->'''Goblin Regent [[spoiler:James]]''': [[AltumVidetur Ultima Ratio Regum]].


-->'''Goblin Regent [[spoiler:James]]''': [[AltumVidetur [[GratuitousLatin Ultima Ratio Regum]].

* TropesForDummies: "[[TheWikiRule Wiki]]'s Astronomy for Beginners"


* TropesForDummies: ParodiesForDummies: "[[TheWikiRule Wiki]]'s Astronomy for Beginners"

* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: [[spoiler:The [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Conclave]]]] could stop this conflict any time, but it didn't because the rules permit the questioning their judgment (if you can prove them wrong), and also to see if the ''UnexpectedSuccessor'' is really up to the task.

'''Running Gags:''' Erik hurting Jareth, Jareth causing mischief (as he still isn't), Girls being sane/scary, [[StopHelpingMe Jareth tries to help]]\\


'''Running Gags:''' Erik hurting Jareth, Jareth causing mischief (as he still isn't), Girls being sane/scary, [[StopHelpingMe [[UnwantedAssistance Jareth tries to help]]\\

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[[folder:Pages 222-263; Such Stuff... 1-42\\
Such Stuff as Dreams are Made on]]
!Such Stuff as Dreams are Made on (2012 Summer arc)
'''Pages:''' [[ Extra Such Stuff Countdown 3...]], [[ 2...]],[[ 1...]], [[ Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On - 0 - Cover]], [[ 1]], [[ 2]], [[ 3]], [[ 4]], [[ 5]], [[ 6]], [[ 7]], [[ 8]], [[ 9]], [[ 10]], [[ 11]], [[ 12]], [[ 13]], [[ 14]], [[ 15]], [[ 16]], [[ 17]], [[ 18]], [[ 19]], [[ 20]], [[ 21]], [[ 22]], [[ 23]], [[ 24]], [[ 25]], [[ 26]], [[ 27]], [[ 28]], [[ 29]], [[ 30]], [[ 31]], [[ 32]], [[ 33]], [[ 34]], [[ 35]], [[ 36]], [[ 37]], [[ 38]], [[ 39]], [[ 40]], [[ 41]], [[ 42]], [[ Extra Cuddlepile]]\\
'''Characters:''' James (Shadow!James), Jareth (Mortal!Jareth), Javert (Shadow!Javert), Erik (Shadow!Erik), Sarah (Shadow!Sarah), Jadis, Erlkönig, Mr. Saito (Shadow!Saito).\\
'''New Characters:''' "Odile" [[spoiler:Fake!Sarah]], Shadow Beasts.\\
'''Running Gags:''' People fainting and Javert carrying them, [[TangledFamilyTree The Magic Family Tree]].\\
'''Summary:''' The Erlkönig decided to give his son the gift of mortality. For their misfortune his ex-wife had some things to say about this too. Expect MindScrew.

* [[spoiler:AllJustADream]]: But one shared by (at least) part of the cast and one with [[YourMindMakesItReal conse]][[YourSoulIsMine quences]].
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: The end for [[TrueCompanions the main cast and Sarah]] especially because they are "WithFriendsLikeThese" otherwise.
* BigDamnHeroes: Or {{Anti Hero}}es. The main [[spoiler: Shadow!]]cast [[ here]]. Perfectly in line with Jareth's PreAsskickingOneliner.
* TheBigDamnKiss: [[spoiler:Motral!]]Jareth and [[spoiler:Fake!]]Sarah. Because of the spoiler it's a subversion though.
* BloodMagic: The Erlkönig used his own blood to seal [[spoiler: his son's magic.]]
* BookEnds: Begins and ends with the Erlkönig. [[spoiler: At the beginning he arrives in an awesome dramatic manner, at the end he checks on his son and the cast one more time (and probably leaves). The imagery also mirrors Film/{{Labyrinth}} a lot.]]
* BreakThemByTalking: [[spoiler: "Odile"]] attempted this with Jareth using the "You're trapped, alone. I have power over you. Why don't we make the best of it?" reasoning in ''Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On''. [[SubvertedTrope Doesn't work]] though.
* CallBack: Jadis to the ''[[WhamEpisode Dark!Jareth arc]]'' wondering what [[spoiler:Dark!Jareth]] will do without a rooftop.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Jareth managed to do this to both of his parents.
* CasualDangerDialog: "Odile" a lot.
* CooldownHug: James attempts to use this on [[spoiler: Dark!Jareth]] (See also: TakingTheBullet).
* CurbStompBattle: [[ Sarah vs. "Odile"]]
* DealWithTheDevil: The Erklönig offers one to [[spoiler: Jareth]], just to find that he [[SubvertedTrope isn't]] in the [[BewareTheSillyOnes mood for games]]. Also a bit of an inversion as he offered a [[YourSoulIsMine soul he already claimed]] for [[YouOweMe favors]]. [[ Here]].
* DivorceAssetsConflict: [[spoiler:The whole arc turned out to be this.]]
* DreamWithinADream: [[spoiler: Mortal!]]Jareth's (mostly) BadDreams are all these.
* FairytaleMotifs: This arc is full of them. As general classical archetypes [[spoiler: (Jareth in [[KnightInShiningArmor shining armor]] facing a Saito [[DragonsUpTheYinYang dragon]])]] and specifically ''Theatre/SwanLake'' allusions [[spoiler: (Like a Fake Sarah going with the "Odile" alias)]].
* GambitPileup: [[spoiler: Jadis and the Erlkönig play a round]] of mutual XanatosSpeedChess over the head of their clueless son in. [[SurpriseCheckmate He won]]. [[CallingTheOldManOut Sort of]].
* IgnoredEnemy: [[spoiler: "Odile" [[ here]] before James plays the OnlySaneMan.]]
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Used by Shadow!Erik on Mortal!Jareth with some mixed results.
* IronicEcho: Jareth repeats his father's advice about fighting for the ending he wants when he refuses his [[DealWithTheDevil deal]].
* KickTheMoralityPet: [[spoiler: Dark!Jareth]] goes after [[MoralityChain Sarah]] and manages to kill [[spoiler:[[MoralityPet James]]]]. Not that it's a good idea. See BerserkButton in Jareth's tropes.
* LetsDance: [[spoiler: "Odile"]] to Jareth to encourage him to enter the fight. "Come on, oh King of Goblins! Join the dance!"
* LiteraryAllusionTitle: ''Theatre/TheTempest''
* LotusEaterMachine: [[spoiler: The Erlkönig]] created a DreamLand like this for his son (and who knows who else, maybe the whole cast).
* MetafictionalDevice: The vine border is a lot more than just a flourish indicating "dreams". (Check the [[{{NightmareFuel/Roommates}} Nightmare Fuel]] page).
* MonsterSobStory: [[spoiler:Jareth's again]].
* NecktieLeash: Scarf leash but [[ it]] fits. [[spoiler: And the Erik/Jareth [[HoYay shippers]] rejoiced.]]
* NonchalantDodge: [[spoiler: "Odile" does the third type while fighting three opponents and she even [[CasualDangerDialog combines it]] with EvilGloating. Later subverted when her opponents outright tell her that they did not intend to defeat her.]]
* PostModernMagik: In the days of old you communicated with powerful entities through elaborate rituals, nowadays you can have their [[{{Funny/Roommates}} phone number]]... labeled completely mundane.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: [[spoiler: Sarah]] to [[spoiler: "Odile"]]: "[[ Hi. I'm here to tell you about the dangers of identity theft]]." *''[[FryingPanOfDoom CLANG]]''*
* RevisedEnding: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]]. [[spoiler: The Erlkönig tells his son [[ in this]] [[TalkingInYourDreams dream sequence]] (amongst other things) that stories can have several different endings (using Theatre/SwanLake as an example).]]
* RoaringRampageOfRescue: Jareth went on one at the end of the arc to rescue James.
* TakingTheBullet: James' HeroicSacrifice in ''[[ in]]'', [[spoiler: he protects Sarah... and Jareth from himself.]]
* ThisMeansWar: As a warning but perfectly straight: [[ Jareth to his mother]].
* TrueCompanions: The Erlkönig thinks this is what Jareth won.
* WellThisIsNotThatTrope: On the last page Jareth describes his family by listing what it isn't like.
--> '''Jareth''': "Do you know how some families [[DysfunctionalFamily fight and shout and curse each other]], but at the end of the day they're still [[ThickerThanWater your family and you're with them to the end of the world because you love them and they love you]]? ... My [[BigScrewedUpFamily family]] isn't like that."
* WeWantOurJerkBack: [[spoiler:Shadow!]]Erik's (and probably the other's) sentiments towards [[spoiler:Mortal!]]Jareth after the appearance of [[spoiler:Fake!]]Sarah. Justified by [[spoiler:Jareth falling for this trap would have disastrous consequences and his good side was not at all up to the task.]]
* YourSoulIsMine / IHaveYourWife: The Erlkönig took [[spoiler: James']] soul [[ here]] and put it into a [[CrystalPrison crystal]] while his body is in coma or dying to extort favors from Jareth.

[[folder: Pages 264-279\\
Gags and Greet the neighbors / Azi's phone]]
!Standalone gags
'''Running Gags:''' Lampshading {{Fanservice}}, Drunk Antics, Javert's BizarreTasteInFood, James being CovertPervert, Being dead in canon, Science Bros.

* FillerStrips: The ''Questions'' Pages.
* FourthWallMailSlot: All the ''Questions'' Pages.

'''[[ 264 - Questions 1 and 2]]'''

'''[[ 265 - Questions 3 and 4]]'''

'''[[ 266 - Questions 5 and 6]]'''

* ContinuityNod: James to the Movie Night and Erik to the Killed For Canon Meeting.

'''[[ 267 - Question 7]]'''

!Greet the new neigbors arc / Azi's phone arc
'''Pages:''' [[ 268 - Muffin]], [[ 269 - Beep]], [[ 270 - Detective]], [[ 271 - Mobile]], [[ 272 - Toothless]], [[ 273 - I.T.]], [[ 274 - Doctor]], [[ 275 - Game]], [[ Roommates 276 - Priorities (SPOILERS)]][[ 277 - BOOM]], [[ 278 - Roommates]]\\
'''Characters:''' James, Jareth, Javert, Erik, Aziraphale, Crowley Death, Support group, Saito.\\
'''New Characters:''' Darcy, Holmes, Jhon, Hiccup, Toothless, Tony Stark, Scotty, Jake Jensen, Lucius Fox, Loki, Thor, Hawkeye, Nyan-cat, Dr. Lecter, Phil Coulson.\\
'''Running Gags:''' Fruit Basket well Muffin Basket, Javert being unsympathetic, ActorAllusion, Being dead in canon.\\
'''Summary:''' While James and Javert greet the new neighbors with Muffin Basket and visit the support group, Erik messes with Azi's lost mobile with the help of his internet buddies, there is also StuffBlowingUp.

* AccidentalMisnaming: For [[ActorAllusion some reason]] Tony Stark just can't get Jake Jensen's name right.
* BrainBleach: Jareth and Loki [[ here]]. They played Comicbook/TheSandman style BattleOfWits game ... seems like [[ Nyan cat]] beats ComicBook/TheMightyThor.
-->'''Jareth''': "Look, it was your idea to play The Game, so it's hardly my fault we need BrainBleach!"
* CallBack: James to the ''Kids arc'' (EvilIsPetty and revenge is petty too), also later Jareth to the ''Copies arc'' (they still have the copy machine and it won't be wise to let Stark close to it).
* CrashIntoHello: Azira and Darcy met this way. They both had both hands full of books and not looking.
* FakingTheDead: Jensen is in hiding after his movie.
* ForScience: [[GadgeteerGenius Erik]]'s reaction (mixed with "WhatDoesThisButtonDo") when he got his hands on [[spoiler: Aziraphale's]] mobile. Also the reaction of his {{Internet}} buddies, most prominently Tony Stark's... even after blowing up Erik and Jareth's apartment ([[ Here]]).
* HeartSymbol: In-universe according to Jensen some code segments of the software on [[spoiler: Azira's cellphone]] are formated into hearts.
* HeroicBSOD: Azira a perfectly heroic one, on noticing that his work-phone is missing. Jareth is also close but not too heroic, after Erik and Tony blow up their apartments... as someone is in trouble and for the first time he is perfectly innocent!
* HolographicTerminal: Tony Stark's computer has transparent, floating, multi-touch screens.
* HolyHalo: James is soooooo pure and innocent in his [[LoopholeAbuse efforts]] to avert the dreaded [[RunningGag Fruit Basket]] that he got an {{Anti Gravity|Clothing}} ring halo [[ here]].
* IllTakeThatAsACompliment: When James forced his Roommate to greet the new neighbors with a gift basket... again.
-->'''Javert''': "...we've all been operating under the horrible misconception that you reformed. I shall set the record strait: [[FelonyMisdemeanor You are evil incarnate]]."
-->'''[[TheGadfly James]]''': "I shall take that as a compliment."
* ImpliedDeathThreat: Lucius Fox to Tony Stark [[ here]]. In more depth he implies that Tony shouldn't forget who screens [[spoiler: [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce]]]]'s technology so he doesn't have to [[WithFriendsLikeThese try it out on his teammates]].
* LoopholeAbuse: James invented the fruit muffin basket to get around the dreaded fruit basket "curse". See also: OverusedRunningGag
* NoOneShouldSurviveThat: Even lampshaded by the rest of the cast when [[spoiler:Erik and Tony Stark]] blew up the apartments and survive comically unharmed (the reason in unknown, maybe luck, maybe {{heaven}} doesn't kill accidentally but it isn't above causing property damage).
* OverusedRunningGag: Javert thinks that the "Greeting New Neighbors With Fruit Basket" one (and any permutation of it) became one of these and should be abandoned (not that he ever liked it). [[TheGadfly James]] on the other hand does his darnedest to succeed in [[TheDarkArts Gag Necromancy]]. See also: LoopholeAbuse
* PatronSaint: Javert tells James to "Go St. George on" the dragon [[ here]].
* PrecisionFStrike: Crowley when he realizes that something important is missing [[ here]] "Oh. (CensorBox)".
* ReadingsAreOffTheScale: Tony Stark about the power levels of [[spoiler:Azira's mobile]], twice. The second time the ReadingsBlewUpTheScale.
* TemptingFate:
--> [[ Page 273 - I.T.]] - '''Tony Stark''': "Besides, [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong what's the worst that could happen?]]"
* TwoLinesNoWaiting: It's alternating between: Plot A - James and Javert greet the new tenants. and Plot B - Erik unwittingly messes with the {{Balance Between|GoodAndEvil}} HeavenAndHell.
* VideoPhone: Erik apparently keeps in touch with his internet friends through voice/video chat ([[WordOfGod Word of Ashe]] that he tends to [[SubvertedTrope shut off the camera]] though). He called them because of his interesting new find (Az's phone).
* WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings: Hiccup remarks this, when he notices what his pet's playing does to the residents (at least a really bad first impression).

!Standalone gags
'''Characters:''': Erik, Jareth, James, Javert, Erlkönig\\
'''Running Gags:''' ActorAllusion.

'''[[ 279 - Guest]]'''\\
'''New Character:''' 15ImaginaryRabbit15.
* MythologyGag: The thing about Legolas patroling the grounds comes right out off ''GND''.
* StealthHiBye: Lord King horrifies the cast with this, but subverts later when he [[spoiler:appears to greet the guest]].
* WrongTurnAtAlbuquerque: How the random fangirl happens on the building.

[[folder: Pages 280-304\\
Wild Hunt, Visuals and gags]]
!Wild Hunt arc (2012 Halloween / Christmas arc)
'''Pages:''' [[ 280 - Invitation]], [[ 281 - Exchange]], [[ 282 - Payoff]], [[ 283 - Riders]], [[ 284 - Quarry]], [[ 285 - Shadowhunt]], [[ 286 - Chase]], [[ 287 - Consume]], [[ 288 - Drown]], [[ 289 - Crumble]], [[ 290 - Crush]], [[ 291 - Skeptic]], [[ 292 - Wish]], [[ 293 - Winner]], [[ 294 - Gift]], [[ 295 - Unplanned]]\\
'''Characters:''' James, Jareth, Javert, Erik, Elkönig, Sarah, Dresden, Shadow Beasts.\\
'''New Characters:''' Odin, King Arthur, The Shadow Child [[spoiler:aka Disbelief]].\\
'''Running Gags:''' Jareth causing mischief, Javert's stress level, Uninvited poofing, [[TangledFamilyTree The Magic Family Tree]].\\
'''Summary:''' The Erlkönig names Jareth as the host of TheWildHunt, that he first refuses, but after some bargaining accepts... and because this is Jareth the whole thing backfires spectacularly. Also Javert meets his long lost uncle again and conquers a power all fictional beings fear.

* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Javert to The Shadow Child and Jareth.
* AppealToTradition: [[spoiler: The Erlkönig]]'s answer to Erik's lampshadetastic WallOfText [[LetMeGetThisStraight question]], about TheWildHunt example later, is "It is tradition." [[ here]].
* CommonalityConnection: Arthur and Jamie seem to get along well through TokenGoodTeammate / OnlySaneMan sympathy.
* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Or in this case "Did We Just Go [[TheWildHunt Hunting]] With a {{Trickster}} [[JerkassGods God]], a FairFolk [[{{Psychopomp}} Death Avatar]] and a [[KingArthur Legendary King]]?"
* EnemyWithout / ShadowArchetype: Jareth's choice of prey for TheWildHunt, and he [[CastingAShadow meant]] the [[LivingShadow shadow]] part {{literal|Metaphor}}ly.
* FearIsTheAppropriateResponse: {{Downplayed|Trope}} and PlayedForLaughs, as they are too powerful to just run but:
-->'''King Arthur''': Is it alright for me to have a bad feeling about this?
-->'''Erlkönig''': I would be more concerned if you did not.
* HalloweenEpisode: The 2012 one.
* LetMeGetThisStraight: Erik summing up the beginning of the arc. See AppealToTradition for the (non-)answer he receives.
-->'''Erik''': Excuse me, is there some kind of mystical significance to why a [[Literature/TheErlking Scandinavian/Germanic death avatar]] has just appeared in the living room and bargained favors with my [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} 1980's children's fantasy film]] villain of a flatmate? Because as far as I know, TheWildHunt never involved goblins, and I really don't think I'll like where this is going.
* MakeAWish: The winner of TheWildHunt got one wish from one of the traditional participants [[spoiler:(and he was GenreSavvy enough to choose the TokenGoodTeammate not TheTrickster God or TheFairFolk)]]. According to Arthur in the old days it was a bag of gold but [[RealityEnsues exchange rates became too much of a hustle]] when they got international.
* MindRape: The Shadow Child's "[[ImNotAfraidOfYou attacks]]" are this and push the target right through the DespairEventHorizon headfirst into HeroicBSOD or AngstComa.
* PassiveAggressiveKombat: The Erlkönig's explanation about [[TheWildHunt the hunt]]. See PolitenessJudo for his save.
* PolitenessJudo:
** Jareth said please to make the other cast members attend the hunt.
** And there is this direct example that begins as a [[HamToHamCombat pretty standard]] [[PassiveAggressiveKombat argument]] between [[spoiler: Jareth]] and the Erlkönig. but when it [[RageBreakingPoint escalated]]:
-->'''Erlkönig''': Listen to me.
-->[[spoiler: '''Jareth''']]: Get out of my domain!
-->'''Erlkönig''': Hear me out.
-->[[spoiler: '''Jareth''']]: LEAVE!
-->'''Erlkönig''': Please.
-->[[spoiler: '''Jareth''']]: ...5 minutes.
* RealityEnsues: In this comic of all things. So it seems like the [[YouOweMe favor]] and [[MakeAWish wish]] based "economy" of the magical people is at least partially justified by the fact that messing with mortal economy (like giving away large quantities of gold) is even [[ more bothersome]]. Exchange rates, inflation and whatnot.
* SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers: Delivered by [[InspectorJavert Javert]] of all people, accompanied by an AffectionateGestureToTheHead.
-->'''The Shadow Child''': I don't believe.
-->'''Javert''': [[TheCynic Neither do I.]] ''*[[BeatPanel Next Page]]*'' But sometimes I [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor wish]] I did.
* {{Squick}}: The forming of The Shadow Child in-universe was "[[DeadpanSnarker disturbing]]" according to Javert. The readers missed the motion and probably the more graphic parts so we have to [[TakeOurWordForIt take his word for it]] but from what we could see he was probably justified.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: For a perfectly straight example see The Shadow Child and the earlier SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers.
* TheWildHunt: Jareth got invited / named as host for it [[spoiler: by The Erlkönig]] he didn't accept without a [[YouOweMe cost]]. And he described it as his father's "magical men's club running rampant in the common area", which gives us a glimpse of their power level.
* YoureInsane: The Erlkönig pretty deadpanly (but in [[TranquilFury barely contained rage]]) asking his son if what he did is ''wise''.

!Standalone page
'''Characters:''' Jareth.

'''[[ 296 - Theory of Relativity]]'''

* FillerStrips: It is. But gives important world information.
* BizarreAlienReproduction: According to this the procreation and family forming ways and habits of the Magical Community are based more on concepts, than "biology".

!Visuals mini-arc
'''Pages:''' [[ 297 - Visualization]], [[ 298 - Short]]; [[ 300 - Reversion]]\\
'''Characters:''' Erik, Javert, Jareth, James, Valjean.\\
'''Running Gags:''' Javert's stress level, ActorAllusion.\\
'''Summary:''' The newest ''Literature/{{Les Miserables|2012}}'' adaptation hits its cast with TheNthDoctor.

* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Jareth after Javert got a new actor and so visuals including a new haircut.
* MundaneUtility: Valjean TheNthDoctor to reach the top shelf.
* TheNthDoctor: Javert's and Valjean suffered this [[ here]]. [[spoiler:According to [[ this]] they are also able to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting switch between their canonical versions at will]].]]

!Standalone gags
'''Characters:''' Aziraphale, Crowley; James, Jareth, Javert, Valjean, Erik, "Odile", The Erlking's Daughter, Sarah, Christine.\\
'''Running Gags:''' ActorAllusion, Girls being sane/scary.\\

'''[[ 299 - Metatron]]'''\\
'''New Characters:''' Metatron.

'''[[ 301 - Devious Gingers]]'''\\
'''New Characters:''' The cast of Devious Gingers.

* MythologyGag: "[[Creator/DavidTennant Dave]], who's [[Series/DoctorWho still not ginger]], but we love him anyway."
* ShowWithinAShow: Devious Gingers.

'''[[ 302 - Demi]]'''

* RelationshipUpgrade: Now canon for Javert and Valjean.

'''[[ 303 - Question 8]]'''

* FillerStrips
* FourthWallMailSlot

'''[[ 304 - Bechdel]]'''

* YouCanSeeMe: "Odile" says this almost word for word.


[[folder:Pages 305-312\\
Whose minions? and gags]]
!Whose minions? arc
'''Pages:''' [[ 305 - Manners]], [[ 306 - Ducklings]], [[ 307 - Missed]], [[ 308 - Lost Word]]\\
'''Characters:''' Sarah, James, Jareth, Socks.\\
'''New Characters:'''Slump, Pengy and other Goblins.\\
'''Summary:''' Fae being posessive... mostly Jareth takes kind of hard that his minions listen to his friends.

* MachiavelliWasWrong: Jareth's rule, however misguidedly well-meaning it is, mostly based on birthright, power and fear... but his minions also follow his friends, who basically just [[PolitenessJudo ask nicely and say please]].
* PolitenessJudo: James shows that it also works on goblins.

!Standalone gags
'''Characters''': Javert, Sherlock, James, Eponine, Jareth, Erik, Elkönig.

'''[[ 309 - Astronomy]]'''

* AnalogyBackfire: Did you know that a Falling star was never an actual Star? [[spoiler:Which was a metaphor used in most of Javert's canonical songs.]]
* AprilFoolsDay: 2013 April 1th. James shows he is still TheGadfly.
* CommonalityConnection: Javert and Sherlock over their shared hatred astronomy.
* TropesForDummies: "[[TheWikiRule Wiki]]'s Astronomy for Beginners"

'''[[ 310 - 29]]'''

* [[spoiler: {{Foreshadowing}}: Read the poem after the setup of ''Kings War'' and tell us it isn't.]]
* GrandRomanticGesture: James courting by quoting the 29th sonnet by Shakespeare.
* [[spoiler: MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: The first time the "Scribble Person" was spotted.]]

'''[[ 311 - Signature]]'''

* NinjaProp / BreakingTheFourthWall: James fixes the dialog icons. By climbing up one panel and drawing it in the speechbubble.

'''[[ 312 - Fear]]'''\\
'''New Characters:''' The Sender Man, Sadako, Pitch.

* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu / ChessWithDeath: They invite James to play poker with them. We don't see if he refused or won.
* MidnightSnack: Technically 2 AM snack but James was out in the kitchen raiding the fridge.


[[folder:Pages 313-328\\
Spring Break, Love Never...]]
!Spring Break arc (2013 Spring arc)
Also known as the ''Third Vacation arc''.\\
'''Pages:''' [[ 313 - Planning Stages]], [[ 314 - A Taste of Things To Come]], [[ 315 - Lemon]], [[ 316 - Snapshots]], [[ 317 - Gird]], [[ 318 - Masquerade]], [[ 319 - Damocles]].\\
'''Characters:''' Erik, Tony, Javert, James, Jareth, Valjean.\\
'''New Characters:''' Arthur Shapey, Douglas Richardson, Carolyn Knapp-Shapey, Martin Crieff so the people of MJN Air, "The Scribble Person".\\
'''Running Gags:''' Girls being sane/scary, Jareth causing mischief (or [[SubvertedTrope not causing]] in this case), ActorAllusion.\\
'''Summary:''' Thanks to Tony's advice and the wonders of modern marketing Erik buys tickets to Italy.

* AdviceBackfire: All this happened thanks to Tony's advice.
* CoolShades: Jareth got a pair for the occasion.
** Some readers pointed out that it makes him look like [[{{Manga/Trigun}} Vash]] at times.
* CostumePorn: Their MasqueradeBall costumes definitely qualify.
-->'''[[ Imaginary-Shadow]]:''' ...any particular inspirations for the costumes??
-->'''[[WordOfGod AsheRhyder]]:''' Combination of this blog: [[ [link] ]][[note]]So the Carnival in Venice[[/note]]
---->and a bit too much VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII.
* EstablishingTeamShot: The last panel of ''Grid'' for their costumed badassitude. Accompanied by Erik's one liner: '''"Let's rock this town."'''
* GoodTimesMontage: ''Snapshots''. They in-universe look through their [[PhotoMontage travel photographs]] taken till that point.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Also in ''Grid''. Jareth gets called out on his VillainousFashionSense by James. Waaaaaay too many SpikesOfVillainy and ShouldersOfDoom. [[ImplausibleDeniability He *poofs* it away and feigns ignorance in the next panel]].
* InvisibleToNormals: ??? in ''Masquerade''. Only Jareth sees him/her (didn't go near to Javert).
* LipstickAndLoadMontage: ''Gird''. {{Masquerade Ball}}s are serious business for at least half of the cast.
* MasqueradeBall: Yes. They go to one in Italy.
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: Jareth on ''A Taste of Things To Come'' "I feel like we are set up for a joke..."
* TemptingFate:
** On ''A Taste of Things To Come'' Erik tempted it, Javert lampshaded it, Jareth's [[MySignificanceSenseIsTingling significance sense tingled]], James resigned to it, and Javert lampshaded it again.
** On ''Damocles'' Erik and Jareth tempted it everybody reacted with dread (even them after they noticed what they said).
** To date it's {{Subverted|Trope}}, though, but everybody [[GenreSavvy including the characters]] can see the {{brick|Joke}} shaped shadow on the horizon.

!Love Never...
'''Pages:''' [[ 320 - Burn]], [[ 321 - All-Win]], [[ 322 -Good Intentions]], [[ 323 - Scapegoat]], [[ 324 - Apologize]], [[ 325 - For Jack Frost]], [[ 326 - Quis Custodiet]], [[ 327 - Ipsos Custodes]], [[ 328 - Temet Nosce]]\\
'''Characters:''' Erik, Javert, James, Jareth, Sarah, Christine, The Erlking's Daughter, Tracy.\\
'''New Characters:''' Jack Frost, the Sandman\\
'''Running Gags:''' Erik hurting Jareth, Jareth causing mischief (as he still isn't), Girls being sane/scary, [[StopHelpingMe Jareth tries to help]]\\
'''Summary:''' The Drama department announces this years [[SchoolPlay musical production]]. It's [[spoiler:Theatre/LoveNeverDies]].

* DeathGlare: Erik to Jareth when he dares to ask what the problem is.
* ExactWords:
-->'''Erik''': ... ''I'' have no intention of disrupting their little... show.[[note]]So he makes ''Tracy'' spy on them.[[/note]]
* InsultBackfire: What could that young boy know about loneliness? [[spoiler:[[ReallySevenhundredYearsOld A whole]] [[{{Invisibility}} lot]].]]
* LiteraryAllusionTitle / AltumVidetur / PunBasedTitle: #326-#327 -> Quis Custodiet-Ipsos Custodes(?) -> Who guards the guardians(?). Guess which [[WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians movie]]'s characters debut in this arc!
* PianoDrop: Snarked about. Wasting a good piano is not Erik's style.
* SchoolPlay: The main conflict.
* WTHCastingAgency: In Universe! They casted the personification of fun, who also looks like a teenager [[spoiler:Jack Frost]] to play the brooding anti-hero/villain, who finds his ten years old son [[spoiler:Erik]].
* XanatosGambit: ''Christine,'' of all people, pulls one by [[spoiler: deciding to avoid the whole ''Love Never Dies'' mess altogether. Either it will blow over without her having to deal with it, or Erik will do what he does best and wreak terrible vengeance on the drama department. "Either way, I have to win."]]


[[folder:Der Erlkönig]]
Also known as the ''Father's Day special''.\\
'''Pages:''' [[ Der Erlkonig 1]], [[ Der Erlkönig 2]], [[ Der Erlkönig 3]]\\
'''Characters:''' [[CaptainObvious The Erlkönig]], The Erlking's daughter.\\
'''New Characters:''' A Father with his son, Goethe.\\
'''Summary:''' This comic's take on ''Literature/TheErlKing''.

* BloodFromTheMouth: The [[spoiler: littel boy]] in his death scene.
* BloodierAndGorier: Not with much but manages to have ''two'' bloody tropes when the original had none.
* ChaseScene: A really intense one.
* ChangelingTale: Subverted. The fae doesn't seem to want to hurt the boy in this version, [[spoiler:but he still dies thanks to them.]]
* CompressedAdaptation: It leaves out parts of the poem. More specifically the poem goes [[RuleOfThree three]] rounds with the child being not believed, which this adaptation compresses to one by taking parts from all three.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The child dies.]] Also one of the {{bloodier|AndGorier}} renditions.
* {{Metafiction}}: Well, the original blurred the boundaries of reality and fantasy by MaybeMagicMaybeMundane, here the story is clearly magical, but...[[spoiler:In the middle, at the "[[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove Ich liebe dich]]" part, the King seems to [[OhCrap realize that something is very wrong]], but still completes the story till the DownerEnding, while juxtaposed by Goethe writing the ballad.]] Which leads to very interesting FridgeLogic questions as it almost, but not quite, implies NoticingTheFourthWall.
-->'''[[ The biggest question from a longer comment by Dantemew]]''': But now I wonder, [[BasedOnATrueStory did this truly happen to]] the Erlkoenig and [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis Goethe heard about it]] (and wrote it down)? Or [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality did this happen to]] the Erlkoenkig [[AuthorPowers because Goethe wrote it]]?
* InvisibleToAdults: The father doesn't see the fairy creatures at all.
* SparedByAdaptation: Averted. Most adaptations of the Erl-king that ditch the original's MaybeMagicMaybeMundane approach to focus on the mystical tend to downplay the DownerEnding (like [[ChangelingTale the child is stolen either in body or his soul]] but lives on), this one plays it painfully (and [[RuleOfThree bloodily]]) straight.
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: The Erlkönig in his last panel [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone stares in disbelief at the blood on his hands]]


[[folder:Pages 329-435; Kings War 1-107\\
Kings War]]
!Kings War arc
Also known as '''THE BIG EVENT of 2013'''. No kidding. [[ It got]] [[ two trailers]]! And then a health related [[SeriesHiatus hiatus]] struck. But as things stand this will be also the big event of 2014 (pagecount: 107 plus extras).\\
'''Pages:''' [[ Roommates - Kings War - 1]], [[ 2]], [[ 3]], [[ 4]], [[ 5]], [[ 6]], [[ 7]], [[ 8]], [[ 9]], [[ 10]], [[ 11]], [[ 12]], [[ 13]], [[ 14]], [[ 15]], [[ 16]], [[ 17]], [[ 18]], [[ 19]], [[ 20]], [[ 21]], [[ 22]], [[ 23]], [[ 24]], [[ 25]], [[ 26]], [[ 27]], [[ 28]], [[ 29]], [[ 30]], [[ 31]], [[ 32]], [[ 33]], [[ 34]], [[ 35]], [[ 36]], [[ 37]], [[ 38]], [[ 39]], [[ 40]], [[ 41]], [[ 42]], [[ 43]], [[ 44]], [[ 45]], [[ 46]], [[ 47]], [[ 48]], [[ 49]], [[ 50]], [[ 51]], [[ 52]], [[ 53]], [[ 54]], [[ 55]], [[ 56]], [[ 57]], [[ 58]]. [[ 59]], [[ 60]], [[ 61]], [[ 62]], [[ 63]], [[ 64]], [[ 65]], [[ 66]], [[ 67]], [[ 68]], [[ 69]], [[ 70]], [[ 71]], [[ 72]], [[ 73]], [[ 74]], [[ 75]], [[ 76]], [[ 77]], [[ 78]], [[ 79]], [[ 80]], [[ 81]], [[ 82]], [[ 83]], [[ 84]], [[ 85]], [[ 86]], [[ 87]], [[ 88]], [[ 89]], [[ 90]], [[ 91]], [[ 92]], [[ 93]], [[ 94]], [[ 95]], [[ 96]], [[ 97]], [[ 98]], [[ 99]], [[ 100]], [[ 101]], [[ 102]], [[ 103]], [[ 104]], [[ 105]], [[ 106]], [[ 107 - END]].\\
'''Characters:''' Schmendrick, Jareth, Erlkönig, "The Scribble Person" [[spoiler:aka Story]], Sarah, Toby, Legolas, James, Javert, Erik, Eponine, Death (of the Endless), Morgan, Odin, Jadis, Mrs. Norrington, The Wizard, The Shadow Beasts, The Shadow Child [[spoiler: aka Disbelief]], Socks, Goblins and other assorted denizens of the Labyrinth.\\
'''New Characters:''' The Goblin King, Thranduil, Despair, Desire, Dream, Delirium, Destiny, Anansi, Glinda, Sun Wukong, Isis, Baba Yaga, Prospero and Ariel, Oberon and Titania, ''The'' Wolves, The Ozian army, Ozma, The Sea.\\
'''Running Gags:''' Girls being sane/scary, ThisMeansWar, Jareth causing mischief, Javert's stress level, Uninvited poofing, InstantCosplaySurprise, Eponine [[TheGlomp pouncing]] her boyfriend, [[TangledFamilyTree The Magic Family Tree]], Being dead in canon.\\
'''Summary:''' An ''accident'' involving a magic sword and an easily startled six year old has dire consequences.

* AdaptationDecay: Discussed and also lampshaded that this can very easily turn into the meta equivalent of RealityWarpingIsNotAToy here by the Shadow Child. And poor Glinda has an [[{{Chickification}} exceptionally bad luck with adaptations]].
* AfterActionHealingDrama: Over Jareth's accident. Did we mention that he is a ridiculously cute IllBoy? And that he was the closest thing to TheMedic around?
* AlmostKiss: [[spoiler:Sarah]] and the Goblin Regent. They both got very embarassed. Was it a joke or {{Foreshadowing}}? Only time will tell.
* AmazonBrigade: [[spoiler:Glinda]]'s offensive force.
* AppealToConsequences:
-->'''Jareth''': "...that we ''rush'' the selection of a regent for a magical land ... After all, the regent will be in all ways as the King... However temporarily."
* AppealToFlattery:
-->'''Jareth''': "Surely someone as venerable and wise as the great Glinda, the Good is not advocating that..."
* ArcWords: '''Good'''. In connection also Hero, Villain and King. (Possibly also Story and Blood.)
* BadFuture: What the two see in the HeldGaze. [[spoiler:Both would turn out KnightTemplar conquerors with blood on their hands if one of them kills the other.]]
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Literally what you can read in the scribbles when [[spoiler:Socks]] makes his pact
* BittersweetEnding: They won the war... it came with a great price.
* BurialAtSea: The Champion gets an awesome one. [[spoiler:Subverted as it's revealed that the kid is [[OnlyMostlyDead only canonically dead]]... still can't stay in the comic but better than being dead.]]
* TheBigDamnKiss: Erik/Mag on page 22.
* CanonWelding: The History of the Goblin Monarchy page basically forges direct connection between ''Literature/TheHobbit'', ''Norse / Germanic folklore'' (and by extension ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'') and ''{{Film/Labyrinth}}''.
** Later the Wolf's explanation between ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''.
* ChangelingTale: Erik's theory about [[spoiler:Sock]]'s sudden change of appearence is that the kid must be a changeling and broke the spell that made him a [[spoiler:goblin]] by willpower. [[spoiler:This is partially correct at best.]]
* CostumePorn: The whole arc is full with very elaborate and cool outfits.
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: [[spoiler:The [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Conclave]]]] could stop this conflict any time, but it didn't because the rules permit the questioning their judgment (if you can prove them wrong), and also to see if the ''UnexpectedSuccessor'' is really up to the task.
* CrypticConversation: Jareth warning James to not listen to the story can be read at least as a warning against [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity the corrupting influence of Power]], ''and'' a call to ScrewDestiny, ''or'' maybe it was more [[ExactWords literal]].
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:Socks]] makes a pact with [[spoiler:Story]] for a story and a chance to [[JumpedAtTheCall be a hero]] and help the Goblin Regent... Thing is calling the guy not trustworthy is like saying water is slightly wet.
** [[spoiler:Disbelief]] also offers his help to Javert. Let's just say this spanned a new entry on {{NightmareFuel.Roommates}}
* DeathGlare: Glinda in the last panel of page 14.
* DefeatMeansRespect: Well, as much as beating the scary relative makes him support your [[ShipperOnDeck ship]]. [[BelligerentSexualTension A ship you aren't even sure you want]]. [[spoiler:Way to go Sarah.]]
** Slightly more obvious in the Hungarian translation as this is the point where he switches from formal to informal speech when addressing the girl.
* DirectionlessDriver: The boys trying to navigate the Labyrinth. Erik even made a map... [[MobileMaze not that it helped]].
* DopeSlap: Anansi to Sun Wukong.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The exchange that leads up to the ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest trope example sounds suspiciously like something right before TheTalk.
* DramaticIrony: Going to war with an ''evil'', ''greedy'' and ''glory seeking'' villain, who unbeknown to you tries to save even your army from the death and destruction this choice of yours would cause. Nice work [[spoiler:Glinda]].
* EvilIsEasy: Many characters [[SecretTestOfCharacter face temptation]] of this kind.
** Jareth: [[spoiler:Make Sarah regent and thanks to the power of the FisherKingdom bind her to it, making her yours aginst her will and wishes.]] [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy He didn't do it]].
** James: [[spoiler:Use the power of Leviathan to destroy Glinda's army, and with this [[VileVillainSaccharineShow corrupt and break children's dreams and wishes]]. Also [[HeWhoFightsMonsters becoming the very thing they accused him to be]].]] [[ChronicHeroSyndrome He didn't do it either]].
** Javert: [[spoiler:Take Disbelief's offer and MindRape the attackers into submission... with similar results to James' bad option.]] [[ThePowerOfTrust He trusted his friend enough to not do it]].
** Erik: [[spoiler:Take the Wizards offer to bring peace and restore your face. This is [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial definetelly not betraying your friends, they will never ask for that of course]].]] [[DoubleAgent He played them to the Regent's advantage]].
* FisherKing: The kings of the magical people are conneted to their lands and [[FisherKingdom people]] this way according to the InfoDump. How much the Goblins a form TerminallyDependentSociety is open though, as it's imlied that the ''existence'' of a king is more important than his actual ''person''.
* ForYourOwnGood: Glinda's excuse to why she [[spoiler:[[KnightTemplar went to war]]]] without even talking about it with Ozma. She reacted: "[[CallingTheOldManOut No. It was your decision. I hope you can live with it.]]"
* AFriendInNeed: Erik and Javert volunteer helping out [[spoiler:James]] because:
-->'''Javert''': We've done more foolish things in the name of friendship.
* FullContactMagic: The short magic battle between [[spoiler:James]] and Glinda.
* GeographicFlexibility: New ''[[FisherKing ruler]]'' and someone attacking? Sea from nowhere!
* GhibliHills: Lord King has an ''uncomplicated'' DreamLand like this.
* GodzillaThreshold: The Goblin Regent hits this after the death of [[spoiler:Socks]] and promptly does a SummonBiggerFish move. [[SubvertedTrope Then he enters full on]] HeroicBSOD.
* GoodVersusGood: Centered around the SlidingScaleOfUnavoidableVersusUnforgivable it's the Goblin Regent (who believes in [[HeelFaceTurn redemption]], [[RousseauWasRight the good in people]], and that [[SmallStepsHero every person's life matters]]) versus [[spoiler: Glinda]] (who is a KnightTemplar, and deeply believes in TheNeedsofTheMany). Oddly despite standing here on the unforgivable side the Regent comes from the greyer and more cynical story... he even lampshades that this is the very reason ''why'' he understands the gravity of the situation better, and doesn't want to taint another tale with the blood on his hands.
* GreatBigBookOfEverything: Well, everything magical that is. Fruit of Erik's relentless efforts to [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic analyze the shit out of magic]]. He also made an [[OmniscientDatabase ebook version]].
* GreatOffscreenWar: As most of the actual war is shown from Socks point of view it comes off as this. We get an occasional montage but nothing concrete enough to put together more than [[spoiler:Glinda]] was winning.
* HeldGaze: Pages 95-97 where Glinda and [[spoiler:Goblin Regent]] engage in a supernatural version, while we get a narration about the "story behind the sea-glass stare". Continued in NotSoDifferent.
* HeroicBSOD: The goblin regent after the thing about the NobodyCanDie trope example sinks in.
* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: Anansi very much. Even in "he knows that we know..." variation.
* InfoDump: The 1th and 2nd page about magical kings and the history of the Goblin Monarchy.
* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: Mrs Norrington hands a nail to Eponine with such words. [[spoiler:Then she quickly lampshades that it's '''ColdIron'''.]]
* KrakenAndLeviathan: The Leviathan. You literally don't have many options for a bigger fish. Here it actually looks like a giant sea snake/dragon.
* TheLancer: Discussed by [[spoiler:Story]] as the reason why Jareth's regent can't be TheHero. It's literally written on his/her face while talking about it.
* LastChanceToQuit: The [[spoiler:Goblin Regent]] gives one for the opposing commander, because [[GoodVersusGood Good needs to give Good a chance]], doing otherwise would be unforgivable for him.
* MagicDance: Magic tango to summon a storm. Yes. Being goblin ruler comes with dancing around.
* NobodyCanDie: So painfully subverted. For the shock and horror of both the Ozian soldiers, the Goblin Regent and the readers. [[spoiler:Thanks Story!]]
* NonLethalWarfare: The Goblin Regent explicitly aimed for not killing anybody. Not even members of the attacking RedShirtArmy. For [[spoiler:Erik]]'s great dismay. Probably related to his own [[MauveShirt experiences]] with [[WarIsHell war and fighting]]. Until he hit the GodzillaThreshold
* NotSoDifferent: What [[spoiler:Glinda]] realizes at the end of the HeldGaze... that the story [[spoiler:about the possible future in her eyes is the same as the Goblin Regent's]].
* PainfulTransformation: [[spoiler:Socks']] transformation judging by his screem being audible at least in the whole castle if not the whole Labyrinth.
* PassingTheTorch: Apparently the title of the Goblin King, and the whole magical kingdom with it got to Jareth this way.
-->He (the previous king) passed the crown to his son as soon as the boy (Jareth) was at age,"
--->'''[[ Commenter]]''': Passing on the crown [[spoiler:Erlkönig]] style was probably around the lines of mailing the kid (Jareth) the crown, with a Birthday card and no explanation.
--->'''Ashe''': And thus Jareth remains especially suspicious of packages appearing on the table with his name on them.
* PassThePopcorn: Anansi when Jareth begins the Conclave.
* PietaPlagiarism: The Goblin Regent with [[spoiler:Socks]]' body in his arms on page 75.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:Socks]] bordering on KilledOffForReal. He is [[OnlyMostlyDead only canonically dead]] but has to move to a different place because this comic is his canon.
* RoyalBlood: Referenced as one way blood can exalt a King.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: [[spoiler:Story]] encourages this behavior in his new chosen. Because as (s)he put it:
-->"Who became a hero by 'just following orders'?"
* SmoochOfVictory: [[spoiler: Éponine and James]].
* SomeonesTouchingMyButt: James didn't say it, but from his face he wanted to, and the someone was Anansi. And the {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s {{squee}}d.
* StraightForTheCommander: After deciding to not use their Godzilla, our heroes go for this solution.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Javert asks if he has to do this after Leviathan is summoned. The Goblin Regent says no, and points out an obvious problem with the [[EvilIsEasy simple]] solution.
* SuccessionCrisis: Jareth aims to subvert this, or at least to not delay it after his death when he'll have no say in the person of his successor, so he makes his father call together a [[OfferedTheCrown Conclave]]. Turns out the Underground is a pretty sought after property, as the attending nobility range from Anansi to freaking Odin. Also [[DoubleSubversion fails]] as some "loser" questions his judgement.
* ThisMeansWar: After a failed attempt at diplomacy
-->'''Goblin Regent [[spoiler:James]]''': [[AltumVidetur Ultima Ratio Regum]].
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: The series normally plays this straight (because the chatacters have [[MediumAwareness Stage]] [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality etiquette]]) but Mrs. N subverts it by ''goosing'' [[spoiler:Lord King]] in the middle of it.
* TransformationSequence: [[spoiler:James]] got two. One after he received the Goblin Regent title, and one when he found his HeroicResolve.
* UnexpectedSuccessor: Anansi expected one of these badlly enough to ask the main cast about, well, the ''{{Dark Horse|Victory}}'' as he put it.
** For the record: Most expected Sarah (''despite'' not really having a right by blood), Sun Wukong expects some LongLostRelative to turn up, Anansi expects the unexpected.
** It also turned out to be [[spoiler:[[TokenGoodTeammate James]]]].
* VerbalJudo: Sarah vs. Erlkönig over Toby. [[spoiler:Sarah won.]]
** Also James tried this on [[spoiler:Glinda]] and it [[SubvertedTrope didn't]] [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity work]].
** Mrs. N defuses a fight between Sarah and Lord King with this.
* VictoryThroughIntimidation: The [[spoiler:Goblin Regent]] won through the shared NotSoDifferent realization and [[StraightForTheCommander having the enemy commander at swordpoint]]. Glinda took her LastChanceToQuit.
* WalkAndTalk: The Scribble Person and Socks for some exposition [[spoiler:and a DealWithTheDevil]].
* WeaponOfXSlaying: Orcrist the Goblin Cleaver is especially effective against [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin goblins]]. It made "slaying" (or at leas seriously wounding) the {{Nigh Invulnerab|Ility}}e Jareth a literal child's play. [[spoiler:Even Toby could do it.]]
* WindowsOfTheSoul: Many times. There is even a panel when someone gets text in their eyes. But the biggest example is the HeldGaze example earlier.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: The Champion to the Regent on the last pages. A bit more [[DamnedByFaintPraise heartbreaking than warming]] as his [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative only point of reference]] was his [[ParentalAbandonment birth]] [[AbusiveParents father]].
* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: When the HeroicBSOD Goblin Regent calls Erik the Phantom.
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: Well, ''the other'' way blood can exalt a King.

[[folder: Pages 436-452\\
Standalone pages, Devious Gingers, The Morning After, Magic Lessons Mini-arc]]
'''Characters:''' James, Jareth, Erik, Sarah.\\

'''[[ 436 - Lost]]'''
* MementoMacGuffin: Socks' hat becomes this here.
* SilenceIsGolden: James brings the bad news to Jareth without a word.

!Devious Gingers mini-arc
'''Pages:''' [[ 437 TV Therapy]], [[ 438 - Devious Gingers Pt1]], [[ 439 - Devious Gingers Pt2]], [[ 440 - Devious Gingers Pt3]], [[ 441 - Devious Gingers Pt4]], [[ 442 - Devious Gingers Pt5]], [[ 443 - Tuck]]\\
'''Characters:''' James, Erik, Dave, Cathy, Tommy, Benny, [=AsheRhyder=], Judi Dench, Javert, Story.\\
'''Summary:''' After the last arc's drama, James curls up to watch TV.

* AddictionDisplacement: James watches Devious Gingers instead of DrowningHisSorrows.
* CornerOfWoe: Benny at the end. Why? See MemeticMutation.
* FanConvention: Where the Gingers ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Dave]]) go.
* FriendshipMoment: TheStinger for the miniarc where the main cast tucks in James, who has fallen asleep watching the show. Then [[MoodWhiplash Story shows up]] all [[ItMakesSenseInContext curly fonted]].
* {{Cosplay}}: Cathy (Black Widow), Dave (Hawkeye), Art (Spartacus) etc.
* EasilyOverheardConversation: "Did someone mention convention?"
* MemeticMutation: In-universe for the show. Benny's "TheKnightsWhoSaySquee" reacion over Dame Creator/JudiDench goes memetic. Tommy has all the Website/YouTube links, and the video, and the reactions from Website/{{Tumblr}}.
* OpenSaysMe: Kat kicks the door in after [[EasilyOverheardConversation Benny mentions]] ''[[FanConvention Convention]]''.
* PerformanceAnxiety: Benny's big problem until Tommy's motivational speech.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent / BreatherEpisode / NestedStory: Scenes from James favorite show as he is recovering.
* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: from TheRant of every ''Devious Gingers'' page: "Any resemblance to actual living persons is for the purpose of gentle, loving parody."

'''[[ 444 - Crash]]'''
* {{Sleepwalking}}: James manages to sleep {{Shape Shift|ing}}, sleep fly... and sleep crash into a tree/window.

'''[[ 445 - Tea]]'''
* SpotOfTea: Sarah's solution for a distraught James showing up.

!The Morning After
'''Pages''': [[ 446 - Reception]], [[ 447 - Complicated]], [[ 448 - Better]]\\
'''Characters''': Eponine, Erik, Sarah, James\\
'''Running Gags''': Girls being scary/sane\\
'''Summary''': Eponine talks to James about the fallout of the events of the "Kings Arc."
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: When James' eyes start doing this on the last panel of [[ 448 - Better]], that is not a good sign.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: James disappears all night and returns in the morning from Sarah's apartment. Eponine {{Lampshades}} that it.
* OpenMouthInsertFoot: James... really needs to work on his words.
* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: Erik knows when to run.

!Magic Lessons Mini-arc
'''Pages''' [[ 449 - Teach Me]], [[ 450 Chandelier]], [[ 451 Magic Oops]], [[ 452 Dealer]]\\
'''Characters''': Erik, Jareth, Dresden, Schmendrick, Gandalf\\
'''Running Gags'': Javert's stress level\\
'''Summary''': Erik decides that, considering the sort of situations they find themselves in on a regular basis, he should learn more about magic and possibly how to use it.
* GenderBender: Javert... again.
* KillItWithFire: Neither Dresden nor Erik should work with fire...
** Erik has also been permanently banned from fireworks.
* RuleOfThree: Erik picks out three magic teachers.
* WeirdnessMagnet: All of Erik's magical blunders target Javert


[[folder: Pages 453-461\\
Silver Streets]]

!Silver Streets
'''Pages''':[[ 453 Silver Streets 1]], [[ 454 - Therapy]], [[ 455 - Silver Streets 2]], [[ 456 - Dinner]], [[ 457 - Silver Streets 3]], [[ 458 - Safe]], [[ 459 - Ironed]], [[ 460 Wake]], [[ 461 Denunciation]]\\
'''Characters''': Eponine, James, Jareth, Sarah, Story, Erik, Javert\\
'''Running Gags''': Girls being scary\\
'''Summary''': James pulls a "Goblin King" and creates a beautiful dream world for Eponine. Meanwhile, Jareth is still healing and Sarah is taking care of him.
* AllJustADream: One that James creates
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: "Are you trying to be the Goblin King because you think Jareth could have saved Socks?"
* BroughtDownToNormal: Jareth is stuck powerless since James has his magic.
* CatapultNightmare: Eponine awakens by bolting upright and in tears.
* SleepCute: Sarah dozes off on Jareth's shoulder.
* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: Eponine sees Story's presence in a reflection.
* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: Javert and Erik know when to run.
* TwoLinesNoWaiting: Plot A is about James and Eponine in the DreamWorld. Plot B is about Sarah and Jareth while he is still healing.


[[folder: Pages 462-484\\
Baby Snatching, Story's Return]]

!Baby Snatching
'''Pages''': [[ 462 Metaphor]], [[ 463 Oh Brother]], [[ 464 Goblin King]], [[ 465 Return]], [[ To Sender]]\\
'''Characters''': James, Erik, [[Film/{{Inception}} James Cobb, Phillipa, Dom]]\\
'''Summary''': Still in "Goblin King" mode, James starts picking up more of Jareth's bad habits.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Phillipa [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} wishes away]] her brother... while James is the "Goblin King"
* BookcasePassage: Erik uses them.
* ParentalObliviousness: Dom doesn't even notice his son's disappearance
* {{Sleepwalking}}: Or sleep-kidnapping
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Phillipa is completely unconcerned that someone came through a secret passage in her home to return her little brother.

!Story's Return
'''Pages''': [[ 467 Drawing Lines]], [[ 468 Shut Down]], [[ 469 Attrition]], [[ 470 Click]], [[ 471 On a Lonely String]], [[ 472 ffff]], [[ 473 Cram Session]], [[ 474 Suit Up]], [[ 475 Call Out]], [[ 476 Stakes]], [[ 477 Declaration]], [[ 478 Throw The Book]], [[ 479 Dirty Pool]], [[ 480 Claim]], [[ 481 Return of the King]], [[ 482 Tipping the Board]], [[ 483 Forgotten]], [[ 484 Isolani]]\\
'''Characters''': Eponine, James, Javert, Valjean, Erik, Story, Jareth, Erlkönig, Sarah\\
'''New Characters''': [[spoiler:Music]]\\
'''Running Gag''': ActorAllusion\\
'''Summary''': Story isn't quite ready to give up using James yet.
* ActorAllusion: Jareth dresses similarly to the Music/DavidBowie music video "Underground"
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: "You. I choose ''you''."
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: In addition to Story, [[spoiler:Erik brings out Music]].
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Jareth reclaiming his title of "Goblin King."
* BadassBoast: Erik gets an awesome one.
--> "Wouldn't I? I, who [[AxCrazy murders at my displeasure]]? I, who [[FallingChandelierOfDoom brought down the chandelier]]? I, who would have [[DisproportionateRetribution blown up the Opera House]] [[IfICantHaveYou at a simple "no"]]? Do you think me so reformed by my complacency and comfort? ''Do you think I'' ''[[NotAfraidToDie fear the coda]]''?"
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: Eponine manages to use story conventions to defeat Story.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: Story strings up James like a puppet
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:What Story does when he decides to RageQuit. He wipes out the memory (if not more) of the events of the Kings War Arc. James ends up crying for a reason he can't explain even though he's forgotten about Socks' death.]]
* LeaveMeAlone: James asks his friends to leave him alone while he's feeling miserable... and Story tried to take advantage of it
* OpenSaysMe: Suggested, but ultimately {{Averted}}. Erik [[HairpinLockpick picks the lock]].
* RageQuit: What Story ends up doing when they win.
* {{Retcon}}: [[spoiler:Story is able to use this as a source of LaserGuidedAmnesia on the whole cast]].
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: Eponine throws a book at Story when she out-maneuvers him.
* TimePassesMontage: James stays in his room for almost a week before his friends grow tired of it.
* VerbThis: One of Story's writings ends up saying "[[spoiler:Retcon This]]."
* VisualPun: Erik's "inkling." [[spoiler: It's a winged humanoid made of staves, notes, and other words, an ''Angel of Music''.]]


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