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Dr. Cataclysm is a web-based comic book written and drawn by Mortis Ghost, the creator of OFF. It focuses on the adventures of a group of deliverers-turned-adventurers and the other strange denizens of the galaxy. The main characters so far are Janos Cola, who, once struck by a golden arrow becomes, the super-powered Dr. Cataclysm, Agrippa, a girl who is not a vampire, and Melon, their happy-go-lucky compatriot. So far there have been four issues, each of which features guest art from one of the author's friends. Only the first issue has gotten a print edition, which can be found here. The comics are free to download or read online, in French and English, here.

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  • Apologetic Attacker: The Thief
    Thief: Well then I'm very sorry madam but I'll have to threaten you.
  • Applied Phlebotinum: The transports run on light bulb energy.
  • Art Shift: The guest art at the end of each issue, natch.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Seems to be heading this way after "Cosmic Locomotive". Knowing the author, this is probably intentional.
  • City Planet: The Pastenague Constellation is a planet renowned for being a very, very large city.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Jane. It turns out she was Properly Paranoid.
  • Curse of the Ancients: Used alongside Totally Radical, possibly due to the odd syntax throughout the English translation.
    Fujii: Heavens to Betsy!
  • Death Glare: Fujii gives a passenger one for bumping into her.
  • Dull Surprise: The characters are generally underwhelmed by anything too fantastic, though "Winaugusconey (Part 1)" averts this with Winnie's reaction to Jane's death.
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  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: The Golden Arrow has some... interesting properties.
    Melon: So Janos, have you found any new powers?
    Janos: Sure!! Just now when you were not there I managed to see inside a banana!
    Melon: Woaaah sick
  • Inspector Javert: The Sheriff is determined to catch the Thief and Agrippa, no matter how many civilian lives are lost.
  • Justified Criminal: Mortis paints Agrippa's theft as this, as she only stole what she needed to survive.
  • Last-Name Basis: Winaugusconey is always called Winaugusconey or Winnie— never by her first name, Ona.
  • Mistaken for Badass: Melon is able to avoid Fujii's attacks through luck and chutzpah alone.
  • Reality Warper: The Hunter can cut passages between worlds with her dagger.

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