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* HeadInTheSandManagement: Sarge finds the captain's office empty, with a RopeLadder out the window and an apologetic note.
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: One of the city guards refuses to wear his because "it makes my hair look stupid." This is his explanation when his sarge tells him off for getting hit over the head.



* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: One of the city guards refuses to wear his because "it makes my hair look stupid." This is his explanation when his sarge tells him off for getting hit over the head.


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* SecretStabWound: After [[spoiler:the creature manages to draw blood from a poke in the neck]], Henson quickly wipes it on his cuff and says it's nothing.


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* SureLetsGoWithThat: After using wrassling and then guile to pass herself off as a male student, Jen's disguise finally falls apart when the buttons pop off her shirt. The student who sees this happen just assume that she's from the women's academy on some kind of prank, and she rolls with it.


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* UseYourHead: Henson tries this on the [[spoiler:sand monster's stone]] to break it. It commends for a clever idea, but poor technique.
* WhamShot: When Martinus the Mad embraces Henson after being rescued, [[spoiler:he looks up with glowing orange eyes]].

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* ParrotPetPosition: Much to his annoyance, a bird in a cave takes a liking to Joe and takes residence on his shoulder.


[[http://www.true-magic.com/ True Magic]] is a humorous fantasy webcomic written and drawn by Aja and co-author :D. It follows the adventures of five residents of Homeville, who for certain reasons have gotten rather adept at using such unlikely weapons as guns and halberds as farm implements. With the villagers of Homeville constantly beleagured by nobles who come by to violently harass them, our heroes finally take it upon themselves to trek to the city of Hometropolis in an attempt to get the nobles to leave them alone.

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[[http://www.''[[http://www.true-magic.com/ True Magic]] Magic]]'' is a humorous fantasy webcomic written and drawn by Aja and co-author :D. It follows the adventures of five residents of Homeville, who for certain reasons have gotten rather adept at using such unlikely weapons as guns and halberds as farm implements. With the villagers of Homeville constantly beleagured by nobles who come by to violently harass them, our heroes finally take it upon themselves to trek to the city of Hometropolis in an attempt to get the nobles to leave them alone.


* RedHeadedHero: Two of them, Henson and Kiku.

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* FlippingTheBird: [[http://www.true-magic.com/view.php?id=32 Off-panel]], but in Kiku's defense, Bob ''did'' walk right into that one.


* [[FiveManBand The guards]].

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* [[FiveManBand * The guards]].guards.



* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Joe or Henson
** TheLancer: Kiku
** TheSmartGuy: Bob and, to a lesser degree, Joe
** TheChick: Jen, an ActionGirl, not TheLoad.
** TheBigGuy: Henson. he is not TheStoic, HeWhoMustNotBeHeard, or otherwise noncommunicative. Just - the biggest guy on the team. He also shows major leadership capabilities, and so overlaps with TheHero.
** Also the guards, explicitly named as a five-man band in the forum thread to name them: : Sergeant [[TheHero Garrett]] [[LargeHam Lockwood]], Private [[TheLancer Keenan Andir]], Corporal [[TheBigGuy Phineas Phidega]], sketch artist [[TheSmartGuy "Doc" Wimbledon Lacey]], Corporal [[TheChick Bree Connelly]], and [[RedShirt Julius Acacius]].


* Henson: TheBigGuy, uses a scythe to slice potatoes. Often MistakenForGay or a girl, initially, due to not tying back his long hair.

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* Henson: TheBigGuy, uses a scythe to slice potatoes. Often MistakenForGay or a girl, [[DudeLooksLikeALady girl]], initially, due to not tying back his long hair.



* ImagineSpot: Joe thinking of staying at the nightclub. He sees Bob as a magician, Kiku hunting rats, himself as a ladies' man, and [[HoYay Henson in a thong]].

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* ImagineSpot: Joe thinking of staying at the nightclub. He sees Bob as a magician, Kiku hunting rats, himself as a ladies' man, and [[StupidSexyFlanders Henson]] [[HoYay Henson in a thong]].


TrueMagic is a humorous fantasy webcomic written and drawn by Aja and co-author :D. It follows the adventures of five residents of Homeville, who for certain reasons have gotten rather adept at using such unlikely weapons as guns and halberds as farm implements. With the villagers of Homeville constantly beleagured by nobles who come by to violently harass them, our heroes finally take it upon themselves to trek to the city of Hometropolis in an attempt to get the nobles to leave them alone.

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TrueMagic [[http://www.true-magic.com/ True Magic]] is a humorous fantasy webcomic written and drawn by Aja and co-author :D. It follows the adventures of five residents of Homeville, who for certain reasons have gotten rather adept at using such unlikely weapons as guns and halberds as farm implements. With the villagers of Homeville constantly beleagured by nobles who come by to violently harass them, our heroes finally take it upon themselves to trek to the city of Hometropolis in an attempt to get the nobles to leave them alone.


* ActualPacifist: Henson in the reboot, much to the chagrin (and mockery) of his allies.



* AristocratsAreEvil - They're the primary antagonists of the story.
* ArtEvolution - The reboot of the comic has much better art than the beginning of the first run.
* AxCrazy - Martinus the Mad. Reinforced by his use of an actual axe.
* BadassNormal - The protagonists of the story.
* BadassBookWorm - Bob. [[http://www.true-magic.com/view.php?id=47 Catches a sword while reading a book]]. [[http://www.true-magic.com/view.php?id=49 He then continues on to later threaten friend of sword thrower, with said book]]. At the time of writing this, Bob is featured on the BadassBookWorm page.
* BeardOfEvil - The first noble shown harassing the present day villagers sports a goatee. That first nobleman is mocked by his classmates later for having a wussy beard.

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* AristocratsAreEvil - AristocratsAreEvil: They're the primary antagonists of the story.
* ArtEvolution - ArtEvolution: The reboot of the comic has much better art than the beginning of the first run.
* AxCrazy - AscendedExtra: Bob and Joe join the group in the reboot, upgrading the PowerTrio (Henson, Jen, and Kiku) to a FiveManBand.
* AxCrazy:
Martinus the Mad. Reinforced by his use of an actual axe.
* BadassNormal - BadassNormal: The protagonists of the story.
* BadassBookWorm - BadassBookWorm: Bob. [[http://www.true-magic.com/view.php?id=47 Catches a sword while reading a book]]. [[http://www.true-magic.com/view.php?id=49 He then continues on to later threaten friend of sword thrower, with said book]]. At the time of writing this, Bob is featured on the BadassBookWorm page.
* BeardOfEvil - BeardOfEvil: The first noble shown harassing the present day villagers sports a goatee. That first nobleman is mocked by his classmates later for having a wussy beard.



* {{Bishonen}} - Everywhere you look! It's gotten to the point that men tend to wear their (long) hair in a braid, since its the only way to tell them from the women.

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* {{Bishonen}} - {{Bishonen}}: Everywhere you look! It's gotten to the point that men tend to wear their (long) hair in a braid, since its the only way to tell them from the women.



* BrainyBrunette - Bob, the self-educated peasant.

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* BrainyBrunette - BrainyBrunette: Bob, the self-educated peasant.



* CorruptChurch - The priests in the prologue are so corrupt, [[spoiler: they even turn against their own god, Lucideus.]]
* CloseCallHaircut - [[spoiler: In the first run, Kiku accidentally pokes Joe's eye out. In the current run, a similar scene is shown, but instead, Joe is only given a CloseCallHaircut. He later gets another one to even up the other side.]]
* DarkskinnedRedhead - Kiku.
* DeathByOriginStory - Done on a larger scale. [[spoiler: Lucideus may or may not be dead, but his absence is why the priests were able to continue their abusiveness towards commoners, which led to the events of the comic.]]

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* CorruptChurch - CorruptChurch: The priests in the prologue are so corrupt, [[spoiler: they even turn against their own god, Lucideus.]]
* CloseCallHaircut - CloseCallHaircut: [[spoiler: In the first run, Kiku accidentally pokes Joe's eye out. In the current run, a similar scene is shown, but instead, Joe is only given a CloseCallHaircut. He later gets another one to even up the other side.]]
* DarkskinnedRedhead - DarkskinnedRedhead: Kiku.
* DeathByOriginStory - DeathByOriginStory: Done on a larger scale. [[spoiler: Lucideus may or may not be dead, but his absence is why the priests were able to continue their abusiveness towards commoners, which led to the events of the comic.]]



* DumbMuscle: The two thugs of the highwayman group.



* FieryRedhead - Kiku again.

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* FieryRedhead - FieryRedhead: Kiku again.



* TheGenericGuy - Bob and Joe, more so in the first run. Even in the reboot, their names are catch-alls for TheEveryman.
* HaveYouSeenMyGod - Twice. There were supposed to be other gods, but Lucideus can't seem to find them. Also, [[spoiler: no one really knows what happened to Lucideus when the priests sealed him up.]]
* HolierThanThou - The priests, to the point of being abusive to their subjects.

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* TheGenericGuy - TheGenericGuy: Bob and Joe, more so in the first run. Even in the reboot, their names are catch-alls for TheEveryman.
* HaveYouSeenMyGod - HaveYouSeenMyGod: Twice. There were supposed to be other gods, but Lucideus can't seem to find them. Also, [[spoiler: no one really knows what happened to Lucideus when the priests sealed him up.]]
* HolierThanThou - HidingBehindReligion: Some of the priests just like to abuse their powers for the hell of it. When Lucideus admonishes them, one insists that he was setting people on fire "for God."
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: One of the city guards refuses to wear his because "it makes my hair look stupid." This is his explanation when his sarge tells him off for getting hit over the head.
* HolierThanThou:
The priests, to the point of being abusive to their subjects.subjects.



* RageAgainstTheHeavens - After commoners complain about the priests' deeds and Lucideus demands they change their ways, [[spoiler: the priests turn against Lucideus and seal him up.]]
* RedHeadedHero - Two of them, Henson and Kiku.
* ReligionIsMagic - The priests are endowed with magical powers. Makes you wonder about the priest of the octopus god.

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* RageAgainstTheHeavens - RageAgainstTheHeavens: After commoners complain about the priests' deeds and Lucideus demands they change their ways, [[spoiler: the priests turn against Lucideus and seal him up.]]
* RedHeadedHero - RedHeadedHero: Two of them, Henson and Kiku.
* ReligionIsMagic - ReligionIsMagic: The priests are endowed with magical powers. Makes you wonder about the priest of the octopus god.



* WholesomeCrossdresser - Jen, to get into a nobles' school.
* WildHair - Kiku's hair is all over the place.
* WouldntHitAGirl - Played straight with one of the thugs who attacks the heroes ("My mom told me not to hit girls"), and ''inverted'' with the girl in question ("My mom told me not to hit boys who don't hit girls").
* YouDontWantToCatchThis - [[spoiler: The villagers put spots made of jam on themselves to keep the nobles away while the heroes are gone, as well as a sign warning of "Peasant Pox."]]

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* WholesomeCrossdresser - TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Quite subverted. The guards might not be paragons of virtue and civic duty, but they see through the group's ruse easily.
* TournamentArc: [[spoiler:The heroes get thrown into an arena known as "The Pit" after getting dragged down into the Dusk to Dusk nightclub.]]
* WholesomeCrossdresser:
Jen, to get into a nobles' school.
* WildHair - WildHair: Kiku's hair is all over the place.
* WouldntHitAGirl - WouldntHitAGirl: Played straight with one of the thugs who attacks the heroes ("My mom told me not to hit girls"), and ''inverted'' with the girl in question ("My mom told me not to hit boys who don't hit girls").
* YouDontWantToCatchThis - YouDontWantToCatchThis: [[spoiler: The villagers put spots made of jam on themselves to keep the nobles away while the heroes are gone, as well as a sign warning of "Peasant Pox."]]


--> Martinus (hugging him): "Yes! I can s-see why! He t-told me how to fight twice as much every night! ''Why doesn't everyone do it this way?!''

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--> Martinus (hugging him): "Yes! I can s-see why! He t-told me how to fight twice as much every night! ''Why doesn't everyone do it this way?!''way?''


* AxCrazy - Martinus the Mad. Reinforced by his use of an actual axe. [[spoiler: So AxCrazy that Bob gets him to forfeit by pointing out that those who forfeit have to fight another match afterward.]]
--> Henson (threateningly): "Guess what? That guy you just kicked around [[spoiler: is my best friend.]]
--> Martinus (hugging him): "Yes! I can s-see why! He t-told me how to fight twice as much every night! ''Why doesn't everyone do it this way?!''

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* AxCrazy - Martinus the Mad. Reinforced by his use of an actual axe. [[spoiler: So AxCrazy that Bob gets him to forfeit by pointing out that those who forfeit have to fight another match afterward.]]
--> Henson (threateningly): "Guess what? That guy you just kicked around [[spoiler: is my best friend.]]
--> Martinus (hugging him): "Yes! I can s-see why! He t-told me how to fight twice as much every night! ''Why doesn't everyone do it this way?!''



* BloodKnight: Martinus the Mad.

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* BloodKnight: Martinus the Mad.[[spoiler: To the point that Bob gets him to forfeit by pointing out that those who forfeit have to fight another match afterward.]]
--> Henson (threateningly): "Guess what? That guy you just kicked around [[spoiler: is my best friend.]]
--> Martinus (hugging him): "Yes! I can s-see why! He t-told me how to fight twice as much every night! ''Why doesn't everyone do it this way?!''

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* AxCrazy - Martinus the Mad. Reinforced by his use of an actual axe. [[spoiler: So AxCrazy that Bob gets him to forfeit by pointing out that those who forfeit have to fight another match afterward.]]
--> Henson (threateningly): "Guess what? That guy you just kicked around [[spoiler: is my best friend.]]
--> Martinus (hugging him): "Yes! I can s-see why! He t-told me how to fight twice as much every night! ''Why doesn't everyone do it this way?!''


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* BloodKnight: Martinus the Mad.


* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The nobles wear blue and white; the peasants wear green and brown. It makes it pretty hard for the heroes to improvise a costume for Kiku, but pretty easy for the nobles to choose who to slaughter.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: ColorCodedCharacters: The nobles wear blue and white; the peasants wear green and brown. It makes it pretty hard for the heroes to improvise a costume for Kiku, but pretty easy for the nobles to choose who to slaughter.

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