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  • Edmund Finney's Quest to Find the Meaning of Life loves this.
  • Gunnerkrigg Court does a bit of Lampshade Hanging:
    Mort: And how did you know that girl didn't like clowns?
    Antimony: Nobody likes clowns.
  • Subverted in General Protection Fault, where The Gamester is portrayed as a benevolent Lawful Good cosmic being. (His Evil Twin, Pandemonium, on the other hand...)
  • In Wily's Defense does some Lampshade Hanging as well, a comic being devoted to how terrifying clowns can be, in order to further Cut Man's argument that Kefka is a better villain than Sephiroth.
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  • Donald McBonald in The Adventures of Dr. McNinja qualifies.
  • In Sluggy Freelance a paramilitary clown is a Knight Templar planning to take control of Satanic kittens. He's got a maniacal laugh to boot.
    • Riff is apparently afraid of clowns. He can deal with this to some extent, but unresistingly hands over a gun when the clown asks for it, gets all flustered when questioned why, and later, when the clown grins at him, faints. He also has a nightmare about the Kitty-girl Clowney-devil.
  • In Nodwick, after re-lived her fifth birthday several times:
    Piffany: I had to watch the clown they hired for my party. I'm going to need a few more teddy bears to get to sleep tonight!
  • Bug has a page dedicated to this — "It's becoming hard to find old-fashioned clowns".
  • Gamzee Makara from Homestuck first appeared to be a comedic subversion. Not any more, to say the least. Luckily, Karkat manages to calm his ass down through The Power of Moirallegiance.
    • Monster Clowndom appears to be the hat of the Subjugglators, judging by The Grand Highblood's facepaint and colorful paintings. Facepaint and colorful paintings made of the blood of slaughtered trolls.
      • The Highblood's pre-Scratch incarnation, Kurloz, does not look as much like a clown as the rest of the Makara family, but he's in the same cult, uses terms inspired by ICP more frequently, and is just as insane. Notably, not many other examples of this trope act quite as subtly or in as much Machiavellian style as he does.
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    • Also, as Andrew Hussie points out in the book 2 commentary, the flash where John walks around his house after it enters the medium and everything is silent and the place is surrounded by void is made significantly more creepy by all the harlequins scattered around the house.
    • The Insane Clown Posse have a significant influence on the backstory of the Post-Scratch universe. In addition to their entry above, they acted as the last presidents of the US, and were responsible for innumerable deaths before being assassinated by Dave's alternate self. Also, they (along with Dave and Betty Crocker) were indirectly responsible for Gamzee's aforementioned rampage.
  • Wapsi Square demonstrated that there are few things scarier than a dog in a clown mask.
  • Girl Genius has a Jack-in-the-box in Heterodynes nursery combining the charm of Monster Clown with steel-clad brutality of an overengineered murder-bot. "It explains... so much..." We don't know yet who made this toy, though — it may well be local "young masters" themselves.
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  • Jason Love cartoons warns us about Mafia clowns.
  • In 8-Bit Theater, Black Mage gains a clownlike outfit after becoming a blue mage.
  • In The Word Weary, Yorick's elf rogue character is disguised as a jester- and he's just as acerbic and mean as he is the in regular story.
  • Red Meat: Apparently dead clowns are kinda funny. Maybe?
  • Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
    • In strip #3573, someone explains the attributes of clowns on the basis that they are creatures that have evolved in dark caves and sewers.
    "You'll note they really only come out when small high-calorie animals are herding."
    • In "Bedtime", an(other?) example of parental trolling claiming this trope:
    "Dad, I don't get clowns. Nobody ever laughs when they do stuff."
    "Well, I dunno. I think it's pretty funny to see a dead guy walking around in big floppy shoes."
  • In Nobody Scores! the cast is too horribly jaded even for this.
  • Awful Hospital: Gooey Pink Eyes is revealed to be suffering from a strange plague of tiny, flea-sized clowns.
  • Scuzzo the Clown appears in Cobweb and Stripes, which is partially based on the Beetlejuice cartoon. He's only shown up briefly thus far, but it's clear that he and Betelgeuse don't like each other.
  • In this Square Root of Minus Garfield strip, Binky the Clown shoots Uncle Roy.
  • Pennymon from The Lightningbolts: Red And White, The Entity and The Black Tower is a digimon form of The Enty, resembling a cross between Piedmon and Pennywise, and kills just for the enjoyment of evil and enjoys killing children out of sick amusement.
  • Part of the seven-strong Big-Bad Ensemble of Kill Six Billion Demons is Gog-Agog, a perky Cloud Cuckoo Lander who combines The Worm That Walks with The Virus and nigh-godlike power. Anyone who eats one of her worms becomes a part of her, and in the Crapsack World of Throne there are plenty of people miserable enough to think being parasitized by a bright, chipper Mad God to be worth the downsides. She also has a monopoly on Throne’s news and entertainment industries (she’s a major celebrity), meaning she knows what’s going on everywhere with everyone.


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