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1Tropes that belong exclusively to Comics as a medium, normally based around things such as the sequential nature of the art, graphical style, use of text, results of episodic publishing and distribution. While marked as Comic Book Tropes, tropes shared among all SequentialArt can be included here, with separate lists dealing with the particulars of other formats (like WebComics).²²See also GraphicalTropes and SuperheroTropes. See SequentialArt for the works index.²----²!!Tropes:²[[index]]²* ThreeDComicBook: Comics that use the same 3-D effect as 3-D movies.²* AbsentMindedProfessor²* AlternativeComics²* AmusingInjuries²* AnimalStereotypes²* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: A super-powered being who themes themselves after an animal.²* AnthologyComic²* ArtEvolution: A character's design gradually changes over the years.²* ArtisticLicenseBiology²* ArtisticLicenseGeography²* ArtisticLicensePhysics²* AshcanCopy: An adaptation is made solely to hold onto the media rights.²* AshFace²* BadGirlComic²* BananaPeel²* BeatPanel²* TheCameo²* CanonInvasion²* CoconutMeetsCranium²* ComedicSpanking²* ComicBookAdaptation: A work is adapted into a comic book.²* ComicBookLimbo²* ComicBookRun: The period when an author has been working on a given comic.²* ComicBookTime: The amount of time that's passed in the comic in-universe is much shorter than how long the comic has been running in the real world.²* ComicsMerger²* ConfusedQuestionMark: A question mark appears over a character's head to show that they are confused by something.²* CreatorCameo²* DecompressedComic²* DependingOnTheArtist: A character's physical appearance changes depending on who is drawing them.²* TheDoorSlamsYou²* DoubleTake²* DramaticEllipsis²* DropInCharacter²* EditorialSynaesthesia²* EnforcedPlug: Used for the Advertising/HostessFruitPies advertising campaign.²* ExplosiveCigar²* ExiledFromContinuity: A character is prevented from appearing in an adaptation or from making further appearances in the original work because of legal issues.²* FaceFault²* FarSideIsland²* FifthWeekEvent²* FilmComic: A comic adaptation of a movie or television show that uses screenshots of the original work with speech bubbles, onomatopoeia and narration boxes added instead of using original artwork based on the work being adapted.²* FourthWallPortrait²* FrameBreak²* FullBleed²* FunnyAnimalAnatomy²* FurryComic: A comic that stars anthropomorphic animals.²* HarmlessElectrocution²* HarmlessFreezing: Getting frozen is non-lethal and the frozen person will be perfectly fine once thawed out.²* HitFlash²* HitSpark²* IdeaBulb²* IdenticalPanelGag²* InconsistentColoring²* JumpingOnPoint²* KirbyDots²* MadScienceFair²* MadScientist²* MonsterModesty: Non-human beings only wear shorts.²* NationalStereotypes²* NoodlePeople²* OddShapedPanel ²* OneTwoPunchline²* OriginsMarchOn: Common in this medium because of ComicBookTime.²* PacingATrench²* PhotoComic: A comic made by photographing posed inanimate objects or actual people rather than by drawing pictures.²* PictorialSpeechBubble²* PintsizedKid²* RebusBubble²* RedeemingReplacement²* RedSkiesCrossover²* RetCanon²* RuleOfEscalatingThreat²* RunningGag²* SequentialArt²* SilentSceneryPanel²* {{Slapstick}}²* SpeechBubbles: Comics have round white bubbles containing character dialogue, with tails pointing at the characters saying the dialogue.²** SpeechBubbleCensoring: Speech bubbles are used to censor nudity.²** SpeechBubblesInterruption: Text is covered or interrupted by speech bubbles.²* SplashPanel²* StuffBlowingUp²* SuperheroesInSpace²* SymbolSwearing: Profane language censored by replacing swear words with garish symbols (also known as grawlixes) is commonly done in comics.²* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Another common staple of comics is for characters to be in impending danger and still have time to talk about a bunch of stuff before getting out of harm's way or falling victim to the disaster that threatens them.²* {{Textplosion}}²* ThoughtBubbleSpeech²* ThoughtCaption²* UndergroundComics²* UnsoundEffect: Onomatopoeia is used for actions that can't really be heard.²* VariantCover: As a ploy to get people to buy more copies of the same issue, comic book issues have variants where the issue has a different cover.²* VisibleSilence: A speech bubble that contains three dots instead of words signifies that the character isn't saying anything.²* WallOfBlather²* WallOfText²* WritingForTheTrade²* WrittenSoundEffect²[[/index]]²----


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