Victor Troy Duncan is a newspaper reporter who likes reading about the Dick Tracy-esque comic-strip hero Troy Hart (who Vic believes is his missing father), and otherwise doing things that aren't really working, including watching Anime shows online (particularly Jyrinia: The Dimension Jumpers, an anime series about the alternate world of Jyrinia and its populace), as well as trying to avoid getting fired, trying to start up a relationship with the cute-but-spunky secretary, and avoiding the local Techno Wizard like the plague. As a newspaper reporter, he often finds the strangest stories; otherwise, he writes his own stories for his own amusement, not to be published. He also has to deal with snarky rivals and newfangled technology.
Possible rating: TV-PG.
Tropes it uses include...
- Crossover: Tommy's and Victor's universes may or may not be linked, for many of the Show Within a Show TV shows and combo-celebs feature in his universe as well, but so far, Vic hasn't reported sightings of giant sushi monsters... yet.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Victor Duncan.
- Troy Hart on the other hand, despite his epically-lanturn-jawed inspiration, has a smaller jaw than Vic himself, though still nicely square.
- Lovable Nerd: Subverted. Local computer technician Edward Engelmann is seen by Vic as the Devil incarnate. Justified in that he never caters to the computer-illiterate, and he envisions a future where technology will become everything and where nothing old will be saved... total Nightmare Fuel for poor old Vic.
- Proud to Be a Geek: Darn straight!
- Mean Boss: Eddward Barr-Nun, a very intelligent, capable, yet cynical boss.
- Also a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, since he does have polite conversations with his employees; he's just an angry old man with a slight perfectionist streak.
- Mr. Imagination: Victor Duncan. It's the only thing that keeps him happy in a Crapsack World... and the prime source of his terror.
- Nerd Glasses: Edward Engelmann again. Vic thinks that his eyes look scary enough already without magnification.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Well, they were thrown into a blender...
- Nostalgia Filter: Victor cannot work with a digital camera that's harder to set up than "a goldarned video tape player!" even though he's dealt with far more complex printing machinery from so long ago.
- Older Than They Look: Vic has been mistaken for a 35-year-old, even though his true age adds a decade and a few years or so.
- Plucky Office Girl: Kaitlyn Haert, Vic's Love Interest and the newspaper's Sassy Secretary.
- The Rival: Huligan Jones, a reporter for a more "scandal-oriented" newspaper.