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Webcomic / Frankie and Stein

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He just wants to make a friend!
Frankie and Stein is a Webcomic by Margo Zeno about a little Mad Scientist named Stein whose mother tells him to make a friend... he does.

He robs "the cursed grave" and steals a brain, and, by the end of Chapter 1, Frankie is alive and ready for action!

There are a few supporting characters, including Stein's cousin Karl, his also Frankenstein's Monster best friend Adam, and Adam's also Mad Scientist sister Shelly.

This webcomic contains examples of:

  • Comically Missing the Point: If you can call it that. His mother tells him to "make a friend". He actually goes out and makes, by means of science, a friend.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Stein acts this way... a lot. From graverobbing grinningly, to stealing a brain with a smile on his face, to excitedly explaining what he's going to do next half-way through creating his own Frankenstein's Monster with blood all over his face. Only, he's a little more upbeat than serene. This strip, in particular.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Stein - the suffix of "Frankenstein"
    • Frankie - a pun on the prefix of "Frankenstein"
    • Shelly - a variation of the last name of Frankenstein author, Mary Shelley
    • Adam - one of the names by which The Monster of Frankenstein is referred to
  • Time Travel: Shelly's Time Machine takes her and Stein to the future where they meet their teenage selves.
  • Twitchy Eye: A lot of it.
    • Stein appears to be the most common offender. It's most commonly seen when he's happy, scheming, nervous, sad, uncertain - okay, it's a bit rarer to see him without it.
    • Karl is probably a close second, which leads one to wonder if the eyetwitch is genetic. His instances seem restricted, however, to just when he's obsessing over something, annoyed, or uncertain.
    • It must be contagious, following this logic. It has also been spotted in Adam and Frankie, in moments of concern, uncertainty, and being weirded out.
  • The Unreveal: Oh no, Karl's gonna find Frankie and know immediately what's going on! ...or, um, not.
  • Your Head A-Splode: What will happen to Frankie if Stein takes her time travelling, at least according to Shelly.
    • Later disproven by future Shelly as she doesn't remember her head exploding when she traveled through time.