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Literature / Tales of the Starbuck Avenger

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A picture of Trish and Mebby (The Starbuck Avenger and Corpseflower) by Shaenon Garrity.
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:

  • Doppelgänger: Some of the Goffin robots.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Goffin robots can be incapacitated when scratched with needles of a certain semi-metallic selenium alloy.
  • 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.