Tales of the Starbuck Avenger!!! is a completed Web Serial Novel and superhero story by Jeffrey "Channing" Wells (probably best known for writing Skin Horse with Shaenon K. Garrity of Narbonic fame). It is serialized on Livejournal - if you want a quick taste, here are the first three installments.
Tropes used in this work include:
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: It is implied that the Goffin Robotics factory was taken over by A.I.s.
- Doppelgänger: Some of the Goffin robots.
- Kryptonite Factor: Goffin robots can be incapacitated when scratched with needles of a certain semi-metallic selenium alloy.
- Mega Manning: The alien gains powers by robbing small items from superpowered individuals.
- Orphaned Series: Defied.Jeffrey Wells: Is there a TV Trope for "We were sure it was never going to be finished but then it was?"
- Talking the Monster to Death: When Trish is attacked by the Absolvatron, she escapes being beaten unconscious by confessing her sins to it.
- Weirdness Censor:Garuda: We call it 'the Coverup'. It's hellaciously efficient and it frequently boggles the mind and we have no clue who or what causes it. It's like a vast conspiracy, orchestrated and executed by the careful hands of reality itself.