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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Vassily. Half-Russian, half-Afghani, his skin tone is more than a few shades darker than a light tan.
* ArmorIsUseless: Subverted. Horribly subverted, but also lampshaded. Vassily has to wear a plate carrier under his assault vest because he refuses to wear a more "traditional" vest like the rest of the Trading Company.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Vassily likes to wear an M33 assault vest. While stylish, it provides no actual protection, thus necessitating that he wears a plate carrier underneath.
* AxCrazy: Sadie. Very much so.
* {{BFG}}: The Destroyer.
* BloodKnight: Sadie.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Vassily.



* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: One of the pair's primary long-range weapons in Somalian Samba is a scoped Mosin-Nagant. Aside from that, much of Vassily's choice in equipment tends to verge on this mostly because he prefers older equipment.



* CharacterBlog: [[http://gunnerygrrl.blogspot.com/ Run by a background character]], but serves to explain how it all sort of comes together. Abandoned.
* ColdSniper: Vassily.
* CoolGuns: Very much so, although the pair tend to use more exotic equipment more frequently.
* DesignatedHero: Vassily and Sadie.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Possibly one of the few redeeming factors of the two protagonists.
* FeelNoPain: Vassily.
* FriendlySniper: Sadie. Although she's more of a "Psychopathic Sniper" than anything else...
* GoodOldWays: One of the primary differences between Vassily and Sadie when it comes to choosing dakka. Sadie likes the shiny new things while Vassily displays a general distrust of anything younger than he is.



* {{HSQ}}: It occurs.
* KickTheDog: No witnesses.
* KnifeNut: Sadie.
* MeaningfulName: Played with. Vassily al-Rahman is not peaceful, and Sadie Goodheart is a psychopath.
* MoodWhiplash: Yes.
* MoreDakka: Yes.
* OmnicidalManiac: Sadie.
* PetTheDog: Kind of.
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Only with the Whitney Wolverine considering that it's a .22 LR pistol. Everything else is guaranteed to only occasionally leave dental records.
* PunchClockVillain: Sadie doesn't particularly care if you were just doing this to pay for your kids' college fund.
* RetiredBadass: Uncle Chandy.
* RuleOfCool: Yep.
* SceneryGorn: Yes, Somalia does look like that.
* ShoutOut: Occasionally.
** [[TabletopGame/BattleTech Uncle Chandy]] is possibly the most blatant reference.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Strongly cynical.
* TheLadette: Sadie.
* TheStoic: Vassily.
* WarIsHell: Indeed.
* YourHeadASplode: The Destroyer. It's a sniper rifle that fires autocannon shells. Do the math.

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* {{HSQ}}: It occurs.
* KickTheDog: No witnesses.
* KnifeNut: Sadie.
* MeaningfulName: Played with. Vassily al-Rahman is not peaceful, and Sadie Goodheart is a psychopath.
* MoodWhiplash: Yes.
* MoreDakka: Yes.
* OmnicidalManiac: Sadie.
* PetTheDog: Kind of.
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Only with the Whitney Wolverine considering that it's a .22 LR pistol. Everything else is guaranteed to only occasionally leave dental records.
* PunchClockVillain: Sadie doesn't particularly care if you were just doing this to pay for your kids' college fund.
* RetiredBadass: Uncle Chandy.
* RuleOfCool: Yep.
* SceneryGorn: Yes, Somalia does look like that.
* ShoutOut: Occasionally.
** [[TabletopGame/BattleTech Uncle Chandy]] is possibly the most blatant reference.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Strongly cynical.
* TheLadette: Sadie.
* TheStoic: Vassily.
* WarIsHell: Indeed.
* YourHeadASplode: The Destroyer. It's a sniper rifle that fires autocannon shells. Do the math.

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witnesses.


* {{Badass}}: Pretty much everyone in the Trading Company.


** [[BattleTech Uncle Chandy]] is possibly the most blatant reference.

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** [[BattleTech [[TabletopGame/BattleTech Uncle Chandy]] is possibly the most blatant reference.


What is Blood Money Boogie? Simply: Violence. Lots and lots of violence. Blood Money Boogie is a DeviantArt-based comic by "Ranfield." It follows the adventures of a male and female mercenary in a unit of mercenaries. And they are hardly heroes. Expect plenty of bloodshed and an equal amount of dark comedy.

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What is Blood Money Boogie? Simply: Violence. Lots and lots of violence. Blood Money Boogie is a DeviantArt-based Website/DeviantArt-based comic by "Ranfield." It follows the adventures of a male and female mercenary in a unit of mercenaries. And they are hardly heroes. Expect plenty of bloodshed and an equal amount of dark comedy.


* AuthorTract: Happens occasionally, mostly regarding the author's dislike of modern "activists."



* BadassGrandpa: Uncle Chandy.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Sort of. Sadie is generally implied to look pretty at best and rarely gets into too many scratches. The Jormungand shooters on the other hand...



* BlackAndGreyMorality: The free-wheeling mildly-psychopathic-but-still-vaguely-nice Trading Company mercenaries or the white supremacist Jormungand mercenaries?



* BunnyEarsLawyer: Uncle Chandy.
* CannonFodder: The Somalis militia in the Somalian Samba arc.
* CasualDangerDialogue: A good deal of it during the gunfights.
* CharacterBlog: [[http://gunnerygrrl.blogspot.com/ Run by a background character]], but serves to explain how it all sort of comes together.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Uncle Chandy.
* CannonFodder: The Somalis militia in the Somalian Samba arc.
* CasualDangerDialogue: A good deal of it during the gunfights.
* CharacterBlog: [[http://gunnerygrrl.blogspot.com/ Run by a background character]], but serves to explain how it all sort of comes together. Abandoned.



* DeathFromAbove: The Mi-8 Hip with flechette rockets. Does the term "stapled to the ground" mean anything?



* Expy: Somewhat complicated, but Vassily and Sadie are based on old RPG characters who were in turn based on M and Special from Brian Woods's TheCouriers.
* EyeScream: What happens when Sadie gets her hands on some kebab skewers and the two have to extract some information?



* FormerRegimePersonnel: Jormungand is comprised primarily of old-fashioned Afrikaaners. Likewise, the Trading Company has its own share of Russian and failed state mercenaries.



* {{Gorn}}: As the author likes to point out about his research on wounds and trauma: "I've got pictures!" Blood Money Boogie is not particularly for people with weak stomachs.



* GunPorn: The author has noted that it is perfectly possible to construct everything shown in the strips. It's that thorough, and it's not limited to just the weaponry.
* GunshipRescue: The Mi-8 Hip.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: A good number of the Trading Company shooters can pass for this.
* HollywoodTactics: Applied really only with the untrained Somali militia and some Jormungand shooters.



* KillItWithFire: Molotov cocktails.



* NewMeat: Vassily is introduced with the latest hire, stepping off the chopper.



* PrivateMilitaryContractors: The author goes at length to differentiate between a PMC and the mercenary units that the Trading Company and Jormungand are.



* RealityEnsues: Despite running on RuleOfCool, the series is still very realistic. You deserve that heatstroke for wandering around in the Somalian summer wearing a sweater and well over a hundred pounds of equipment.



** Also, you half expect Uncle Chandy to rip your still-beating heart from your chest while chanting "Kali Ma!"... Yeah, his detailed shots look like [[Film/TempleOfDoom Mola Ram]].
** A fairly obscure reference comes in the form of how Vassily has been kitted out, his general loadout sans shemagh looks a lot like the outfit worn by Delta in BlackHawkDown.
** Jormungand's general appearance looks like the popular "modern PMC" look favored in American airsoft.



* TakeThat: One of the strips is a fourth wall breaking lecture by Vassily about the inherent flaws of activism.



* UnflinchingWalk: Yep.



* WeHelpTheHelpless: Subverted as well as something of a TakeThat, the Trading Company will work for just about [[EvenEvilHasStandards anyone]] if the money's good.
-> Sadie: Rookie, we don't rescue kids because we care. We rescue kids because their parents can afford our prices.
* UrbanWarfare: Much of Blood Money Boogie is slated to deal with it.
* WordOfGod: Well, the author/artist is a troper...


* DeadBabyComedy: Very much so.



* GrimDark: Passes over straight into DeadBabyComedy.

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* GrimDark: Passes over straight into DeadBabyComedy.BlackComedy.


** Also, you half expect Uncle Chandy to rip your still-beating heart from your chest while chanting "Kali Ma!"... Yeah, his detailed shots look like [[IndianaJones Mola Ram]].

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** Also, you half expect Uncle Chandy to rip your still-beating heart from your chest while chanting "Kali Ma!"... Yeah, his detailed shots look like [[IndianaJones [[Film/TempleOfDoom Mola Ram]].


* AcceptableTargets: Jormungand is a mercenary unit comprised of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and apartheid-supporting Afrikaaners.



* CompleteMonster: Arguably, the two protagonists: Sadie because she's pretty much doing things for the lulz at times, and Vassily because he doesn't particularly understand the value of human life.


BloodMoneyBoogie can be found [[http://ranfield.deviantart.com/gallery/#Blood-Money-Boogie here]]

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BloodMoneyBoogie Webcomic/BloodMoneyBoogie can be found [[http://ranfield.deviantart.com/gallery/#Blood-Money-Boogie here]]

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BloodMoneyBoogie can be found [[http://ranfield.deviantart.com/gallery/#Blood-Money-Boogie here]]

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* CharacterBlog: [[http://gunnerygrrl.blogspot.com/ Run by a background character]], but serves to explain how it all sort of comes together.


What is Blood Money Boogie? Simply: Violence. Lots and lots of violence. Blood Money Boogie is a to-be-published comic of some format by another troper on this site. It follows the adventures of a male and female mercenary in a unit of mercenaries. And they are hardly heroes. Expect plenty of bloodshed and an equal amount of dark comedy.

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What is Blood Money Boogie? Simply: Violence. Lots and lots of violence. Blood Money Boogie is a to-be-published DeviantArt-based comic of some format by another troper on this site. "Ranfield." It follows the adventures of a male and female mercenary in a unit of mercenaries. And they are hardly heroes. Expect plenty of bloodshed and an equal amount of dark comedy.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Vassily.


->''You. Yes, you. The viewer. Thank you for this. I really just wanted to say that. Thank you, viewer, for making this so easy to do. You call for an end to suffering. An end to war. You want peace. Fuck you. Go ahead and hold your political rallies and petition. Go sip your overpriced soy lattes. Live and get fat. Do that, and leave us to do our work. Hypocrites. You know why? Because you fat hippy fucks don’t actually care. You never did. Did you know that millions have died in Somalia over the last decade? Before I said it? Of course not. All this is, is a nice footnote in your resumes. ‘I worked to stop world hunger!’ Fuck you. You don’t care. Why would you? It’s a country a thousand miles from home. And it’s not glamorous enough like Iraq or Afghanistan. You wouldn’t care. Don’t even think about claiming that you’re ‘only one man’ and you can’t do that. Bullshit. Fuck you. Aren’t you the generation that claims that ordinary people can change the world? Yeah. Right. And fuck the Dark Continent. They can kill themselves off for all you care, right? In a funny way, we are helping your ‘peace’ movement. What is peace? A lack of strife and conflict. What’ll Mogadishu and Somalia be after we’re done here? Devoid of strife and conflict. Because we killed everyone. Thank you, viewers, for your apathy. Thank you very much. Your inactivity lets us do what we do best. See you in the funny papers.''


* BigDamnGunship: The Mi-8 Hip.



** The child. Dear Lord, the child...


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* GunshipRescue: The Mi-8 Hip.

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