Follow TV Tropes


Comic Book / Tank Vixens

Go To
Keeping the World safe from Polyester!

Tank Vixens (whose Working Title was Lesbian Foxes In Hovertanks) is a Furry comic and a striking example of Porn with Plot. Not so much porn as page after page after entire comic of furry fanservice. You see, in this universe, people fight wars with... FASHION! Well, not so much fashion as fashion-based warfare, which often has the characters running around topless or completely naked. By using 'pose power' the vixens 'can make wimpy male opponents wither, flee or have aneurisms and die.' If that doesn't work then they finish them off with good old fashion ass kicking and heavy firepower. The story focuses on the attempts of the Vole Imperium, a fascist empire, out to conquer the galaxy, and the actions of the Pan Vulpine Coalition to stop them. Centering around main characters Firen Prissy and her lesbian lover Sonya Guildencratz, it follows of the actions of the 101st Tank Crushing Battalion, an armor battalion consisting entirely of lesbian foxes, who are typically all crazy to an extreme that only a comic book could support. The battles are far from conventional tank engagements, as the major of the VIMPs, Udda Von Schteppenschlammer and her secretary, Hilda, face off with the vixens in posing contests, the more racy the better.

The series (and spin-off card game) contains examples of:

  • A-Cup Angst: Udda, compared to the 101st Battalion.
  • Affectionate Parody: To more serious Military Science Fiction. The references to "Socio-Political Ramifications" are likely a dig at Albedo: Erma Felna EDF specifically.note 
  • A-Team Firing: Subverted by a two-page spread covered with side-notes about the real life improbability of hitting someone in modern battles, while depicting the 101st gunning down voles left and right.
  • All Gays are Promiscuous: Seemingly every girl in the 101st Tank Crushers is sleeping with all the others save Firen and Sonya.
  • Anthropic Principle: Lampshaded. A VIMP general asks Udda why they can't just nuke the Vixens firebase from orbit, and she's migty offended because then they wouldn't be able to have gratuitous tank battles.
  • Bad Boss: Udda is known to shoot people not just because You Have Failed Me, but out of boredom, irritation, outright sociopathy...
  • Bigger Is Better: "Aagh! They've got enormous, all-American breasts! And I have only got tiny little mouse titties!" Somewhat ironic in that Udda is drawn almost every bit as well-endowed as her opponents...
  • Born Unlucky: Sonya Rosencrantz, Unit Jinx. There's actually a pseudo-science explanation that states her negative "randons" attract good luck around her, for the others.
  • Brown Note: Reading Gedda's diary is enough to make Firen and Sonya forget how FTL travel works.
  • Cast Full of Gay: Most of the girls are at least bi. Firen was initially a little weirded out by the idea but Sonya changed her mind. While in the flavor text for the "Mom Finds Your Diary" card Gedda claims she only gets off from men, which didn't stop Anni from coming down on her.
  • Closet Key: Sonya for Firen
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Udda forces some captured vixens to watch Barney, and on a later occasion plans something with a tank of walruses. When Udda is captured Cpt. Zeera flogs her, in the S&M fashion, which kind of backfires.
  • Custom Uniform: Yeah, the outfits worn by the 101st are anything but uniform.
  • The Ditz: Anatasia "Ani" Sloane-Blythe
  • Dumb Blonde: Annie, the resident bimbo who's only there to show off her boobs and make inane comments, and Udda, whose grasp of tactics is rather lacking. Averted by Firen, who thinks discussion of socio-political ramifications counts as foreplay, and Karin, who's just a stoner.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: While most of the Vole Imperium's Cannon Fodder are voles, their two most notable officers are actually mice, and they've also got a cadre of kamikaze lemmings. The card game also aligns the German-accented bunny who explains the setting's pseudo-science with the VIMP and they also have a cat and zebra as mercenaries. Meanwhile the PVC seems to be entirely staffed by red foxes.
  • Exit, Pursued by a Bear: Udda and Hilda are last seen pursued by a headsman on a medieval-themed world. It is implied that they may survive, however.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Hilda only opens her eyes when she's getting exploded.
  • The Fatalist: Sonya is pretty resigned to her fate as the battalion's lightning rod for misfortune. Though her attitude, and luck, improves a bit after getting laid.
  • Fiery Redhead: Okay, most of the vixens have red fur (except silver Karin, the most laid-back one in the battalion), but pyromaniac psychopath Gedda has a bright red Furry Female Mane as well.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: Zeera wields a flamethrower.
  • Foxy Vixen: The entire premise of the comic, revolving around an Amazon Brigade made up of vixens in both senses of the word.
  • Funetik Aksent: Udda and the Vimps. Zeera too.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The Pan-Vulpine Coalition forces wear a lot of polyvinyl chloride. While the Vole IMPerium are kind of wimpy, and pronounce "w"s in the German manner.
  • Furry Confusion: In the "Gone with the Wind" arc Annie asks a non-anthropomorphic horse for directions, and Zeera hits on another one.
  • Geeky Turn-On: Sonya and Firen love to discuss socio-political infrastructures.
  • Good-Looking Privates: And sergeants, and officers...
  • Good Republic, Evil Empire: The Coalition are cheerful freedom loving peoples who express their love for peace through a maniacal obsession with guns and uniforms. The Imperium, on the other hand, believe in centralized authority and unified galactic government. Therefore, they must be stopped at any cost!
  • Granola Girl: Sonya has a bit of the appearance and traits, namely political, especially in the card game. But it's kind of overshadowed by her dour outlook in the first two issues, and her constant pawing of Firen in the second two.
  • Hollywood Satanism: Zeera starts chanting "Satan!" during the "Panty Raid."
  • Hover Tank: The girls' main vehicle of choice. Which stop working in the "Gone With the Wind" world when Udda says anti-grav doesn't work there.
  • Intimate Marks: One of the vixens' schemes involves drawing a heart-shaped "beauty mark" on Gedda's butt. She also has a female symbol above her crotch in some pics.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Played straight and Justified. Having to learn everything else leaves Vole Imperium soldiers no time to learn how to shoot right, leading to Spray 'n' Pray marksmanship.
  • It Runs on Nonsensoleum: How FTL works in this universe. The ships are able to go faster than light pretty much because the people on the ship think it does.
  • The Jinx: Sonya. 'Unit Jinx' is her official position. Though it's an inversion in that she suffers bad luck and those around her get good luck.
  • Kill Sat: Udda's last-ditch plan in the second issue, but due to a strange series of coincidences, possibly from Firen's good luck charm reversing Sonya's randons, it fries Udda and Hilda (harmlessly) instead.
  • Kinky Spanking: When Udda is captured Cpt. Zeera flogs her, in the S&M fashion, which kind of backfires and gets turned around on Zeera, who apparently enjoyed it.
  • Latex Space Suit: Many of the 101st wear tight-fitting vacc suit liners, with certain parts removed.
  • Mildly Military: Although, given battles can be won by 'pose power', it is perhaps not surprising that the 101st does not much resemble a conventional military unit.
  • No Animals Were Harmed: Parodied in a thing assuring readers that the corsets in the "Gone with the Wind" arc aren't made with actual whalebone, instead they're made from baby seals.
  • No Fourth Wall: Characters often ask for reminders on the script or mention something is on the next page.
  • Non-Fatal Explosions: A Vole missile strike in issue #2 just sends the vixens flying and scorches some clothes off.
  • Noodle Implements: "Hilda! Haff three live chickens und a tub of cocoa butter sent up to my room! I v'ish to be depraved!"
    • The "Sheer Depravity" card in the TCG shows Zeera posing with a jar of peanut butter, a scrub brush, and a small walrus.
  • The Nudifier
  • Of Corsets Sexy: Why Udda and Hilda invade "Gone with the Wind" world, and due to the laws of fashion war working differently there the vixens have to force Gedda to wear the local clothes, she was the only one skinny enough to fit.
  • Only Sane Man: Firen is pretty sure she and Sonya are the only sane ones in the battalion, at least in the first two issues.
  • Panty Thief: Udda's first assault on the 101st is, as she admits, a panty raid, with heavy artillery.
  • Phallic Weapon: One of the exposition bonus pages shows off an array of "standard issue" weapons ranging from a lengthy BFG fired from the hip to a pistol and vibrodagger with a barrel and handle, respectively, that are literally dildos. Oddly enough only the BFG and the relatively innocuous-looking gauss rifle (which fires Armor Piercing Phallic Objects) appear in the actual comic.
  • Psycho Electric Eel: Gedda drops an electric eel in Ani's hot tub as part of an Escalating War. Harmless Electrocution ensues.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Gedda, the squad’s resident pyromaniac, is a female version. One time she’s seen sleeping with a teddy bear that looks like a knife murderer while sucking her thumb. In that same issue the cover of her diary looks like a child’s summer journal, save for the listed age, but the interior is enough to horrify Firen and Sonya into forgetting how FTL works.
  • Putting on the Reich: The Vole Imperium. On occasion Zeera (German accent) and Gedda (resident psycho) have worn similar outfits, and Major Carrington-Whiplash (CO of the 101st Tank Crushers) has it as her default uniform.
  • Red Shirt Army: Udda leads one. Its members die on a regular basis, and it's Played for Laughs.
  • Runs on Ignorance: The "Credulity Drive" only works if the people using it don't know how it works. That is, it's just a VCR that shows you a video of the destination and your gullibility is what makes it go.
  • Shoot the Messenger: Couriers in Udda's army have a particularly high turnover rate, especially if they interrupt her ranting.
  • The Squad: Squad Seven has Karin, the obligatory no-nonsense commander with a hidden heart of gold (though a bit mellow for a sergeant, might be the contents of that pipe), Anastasia, the obligatory bimbo, Gedda, the flamethrower-wielding psychopath, and Firen, the Naïve Newcomer.
  • Stripperiffic: This is the Vixens' uniform requirement, and Udda actually weaponizes it with her "posing power".
  • Smoking Hot Sex: After an interrogation session with Udda gone wrong, Zeera demands an ice pack and a cigarette, in that order. While in her profile Karin, who carries a pipe around everywhere, lists that line about "do you smoke after sex?" as one of her dislikes.
  • Tank Goodness: As said by the title, the vixens are technically an armored unit, but in practice the tanks are used as stages for their sexy poses, with the cannons are suggestive props rather than artillery.
  • Town Girls: Zerra and Gedda are Butch, Karin and Anni are Femme, Firen and Sonya are Neither.
  • Trapped in TV Land: When someone inserts a tape of Gone with the Wind into the Creduality Drive.
  • Unsound Effect: "IMBIBE!" as Udda is drinking a canned drink.
  • The Voiceless: Hilda.
  • Weapon for Intimidation: Most, if not all, PVC weaponry is intended to make their soldiers literally drop-dead sexy. They're considered more fashion accessories than anything else.
  • To Win Without Fighting: The rationale, such as it is, behind "Pose Power." Most of a soldier's training is being taught to be intimidating, so a minimum of combat training combined with a maximum of being taught how to pose in an intimidating fashion (divided by a heaping helping of It Runs on Nonsensoleum) equals Sun Tzu's Ultimate Strategy.