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First Journey:

    Volume 1: Agatha Heterodyne and the Beetleburg Clank 


    Volume 2: Agatha Heterodyne and the Airship City 

    Volume 3: Agatha Heterodyne and the Monster Engine 
  • Bang, right from the moment she "introduces" herself.
    DuPree: Ta-daa! I am here!
    • This, of course, following on with the Running Gag of the Baron being interrupted in the middle of his research, and his growing exasperation with it.
  • Even better, her Establishing Character Moment on the next page makes sure that even the slowest reader knows what kind of person she is.
    DuPree: Ooooh, he asked me to help! A wise choice! Nobody knows more about torture than me!
    Baron: I believe he expected you to rescue him.
    DuPree: What- Is he stupid?
    Baron: A bit.
  • Agatha accidentally starts up a fencing clank, and is told the heart needs to be hit again to deactivate it. Her response is simple - "I don't fence."
  • On the run from Slaver Wasps, Agatha is more than a little disappointed that Gil doesn't have so much as one measly little Death Ray.
    Agatha: What kind of an Evil Overlord are you going to be, anyway?!
    Gil: Apparently a better one than I'd thought...
  • "FOUL!"
  • In a bit of Bathos, Klaus relates the devastation he came back to in the Heterodyne boys' absence - with baby Gil in a back carrier and a goofy smile on his face.

    Volume 4: Agatha Heterodyne and the Circus Of Dreams 

    Volume 5: Agatha Heterodyne and the Clockwork Princess 

    Volume 6: Agatha Heterodyne and the Golden Trilobite 


    Volume 7: Agatha Heterodyne and the Voice of the Castle 

  • "[Airman Higgs] dragged your father and Dupree ashore, where he encountered a nesting goosewhich broke his other arm."
  • Zeetha and Agatha have a good discussion on the merits of training during an arduous trek to Castle Heterodyne:
    Zeetha: Hmf. Somebody's been neglecting her training.
    Agatha: ...I so don't care.
    [next panel, with Agatha in an all-out sprint up the mountain and stars of pain emanating from her backside]
    Agatha: I CARE! I CARE!
  • Agatha's reaction to her first cup of coffee. And when she starts to slowly get down again...
    Agatha: Say, could I get another cup of coffee?
    Von Mekkans: NO!
  • Coffee shop report scene
    Vole: Dere haff been three explosions so far, sir.
    Gil: [happily] Agatha!
  • The Spark Roast coffee sequence, complete with Von Mekkan's "PERFECT SAUCER!" and "Vid a Nize Kick!".
  • "Now I vill not just keel HYU - Now I keel EFFERYVUN! ....Hey....Dot is verra gud coffee."
  • While laid up in the hospital, Klaus tells Gil that every woman with the Spark he's ever met has tried to kill him.
    Gil: Father... maybe it's you.
    Klaus: [Thinks about this.]
    Klaus: [Thinks some more.]
    Klaus: [completely honestly] ...No... no, I don't think so...
  • Dupree has her broken jaw wired shut.
    Klaus (having a boyish smile of glee): Good Heavens. I wouldn't miss this for the world!
    • The novelization takes it up a notch; Her jaw's not broken, Gil and Dr. Sun just decided to shut her up for a while. Klaus actually begins to laugh, but due to his injuries, he nearly literally busts a gut.
  • The second coffee shop report scene.
  • "Jenka, vy for iz Füst runnink away?"
  • "Invade In Front"
  • Jenka and da Boyz help Gil with the 'Mysterious Disappearance After the Battle' ending.
    Jenka: Iz dis de first time hy faced down an entire army all by hyuself vit a veapon hyu vasn't sure vos gonna vork?
    Gil: Well, yes...
    Jenka: Vell den. Dot's just hyu body bein' all surprized hyu ain't all blowed up and dead! Next time, hyu von't even blink!
    Gil: Next... I really think I have to lie down now.
    • The same scene has da Boyz reminisce about previous conquering attempts, and just how stupid it is for someone to try and conquer Mechanicsburg.
      Oggie: Hah! Remember dot "X de Destroyer" guy? Who thot dot Big "X" on de ground vos vere he should set up hiz tent?! Hee!

    Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones 

    Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm 

    Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse 

    Volume 11: Agatha Heterodyne and the Hammerless Bell 


    Volume 12: Agatha Heterodyne and the Siege of Mechanicsburg 

    Volume 13: Agatha Heterodyne and the Sleeping City 

Second Journey:

    Volume 1: Agatha Heterodyne and The Beast of the Rail 

    Volume 2: Agatha Heterodyne and the City of Lightning 

  • Martellus' Oh, Crap! face as he realizes who the bears answer to now. Krosp's smug reaction is just icing on the cake.
    König: Say-is this human bothering you, Master?
    Krosp: Oh, no. I'm quite enjoying this.
  • The monks adhere to their vows of sanctuary quite... technically.
    Brother Vadaxxus: Oh! My goodness, Father Abbot, he just fell over!
    Abbot: Why, it was as though an invisible hand struck him down, brother!
    Brother Vadaxxus: Perhaps it was one of those legendary Smoke Knights!
    Abbot: Ah! How mysterious!
    Violetta: Yeah, we get that a lot.
  • The Beast has been reduced to its core, unable to do anything but hurl insults at his captors and desperately trying to keep train!Ulm focused on driving.
  • Agatha and company arrive in Paris, only to find out that she's rather popular already, complete with an Urban Legend Love Life.
    Agatha: "Now on sale - The Lightning Loves of Lady Heterodyne - Volume TWELVE?!"
  • A poster in the lab of a guy plotting to overthrow the Master of Paris reads: Today, Paris! Tomorrow, Paris. Don't get greedy.
    • Also that the guy thinks his ally kidnapped Agatha for a date instead of a hostage.
    • The look on Agatha's face while bound and gagged isn't so much fear or anger as it is just annoyance. "Dammit, someone kidnapped me again? This is getting old."
  • Overlapping with Moment of Awesome, Agatha's smile in the last panel here, as a fragment of the Castle's personality that's essentially taken over every engine in Paris like a Trojan comes to life.
    Drusus: I say, what on earth is that?
    Agatha: That's mine!
  • Agatha treating the mini-castle like an adorable pet.
    Agatha: Who is a clever little thing? Hmm?
    Castle Clank: Why, I believe it is I!
    Agatha: Oooh! Yes you are!
    • Which is also a callback to the wolf pack that had hunted Agatha before where their pack leader asked them who a bloodthirsty monster was and they excitedly rejoiced when he revealed it was them.
  • This comic, wherein Agatha uses the Castle Heterodyne fragment to force Professor Beausoleil (via his clank parts) to say whatever it wants him to. Her smug smile seals it.
    Beausoleil: For example - have I mentioned that my clank bodies are officially not city systems? And thus, the Master will never suspect that I have been surreptitiously embezzling cheese from his private larders! Muahahahaha-ha!
    [Beausoleil looks suitably stunned and embarrassed]
    Agatha: Who's a very, very clever little thing who's learned so much?!
    Castle Clank: Would you like to hear him quack like a duck?
    Agatha: Oh, my, could you?
    Beausoleil: Miss Heterodyne! How QUACK dare you - I will AWK personally see to it Quack QUACK! Quack QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK!

    Volume 3: Agatha Heterodyne and the Incorruptible Library 

    Volume 4: Kings and Wizards 

    Volume 5: Queens and Pirates 

    Volume 6 

    Side Stories 


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