Get Medieval is a Webcomic about a group of Human Aliens - anthropology student Asher Hane, his former mob boss father, Torquel Hane, Torquel's current wife Iroth Rousel, his accountant Neithe Wen, and Iroth's bodyguard, Oneder - landing on Earth in 14th century France for what should've been a quick refueling stop. When their ship is attacked by natives (in this case French knights and soldiers) who seemingly take down Oneder, Torquel panics and takes off in their ship (only to make a forced landing and be captured by Muslim holy warriors), leaving the others stranded and forced to make their own way. Most of the comic focuses on Asher and Neithe, with Neithe trying to make the best of the situation and Asher determined to find a way off this "backwater planet", eventually settling with Sir Gerard, a French nobleman, and his family.
After concluding the story, the artist, Irony-Chan, added a commentary rerun, eventually going through the entire series again. For those who need yet more of a fix after that, Irony had two false starts on a new webcomic (Dumnestor's Heroes and Knowledge Is Power) but has settled into a consistent pace with the ongoing Interstellar Tea House.
Get Medieval provides examples of:
- Bee Bee Gun: Asher's idea of catapulting beehives into the castle to flush the occupants out.
- Berserk Button: Never tell Asher he's just like his father.
- Best Her to Bed Her: Rylede is an inversion, in that she beat her love interest in combat, causing him to fall for her. They seem quite happy together.
- Emo Teen: Celeste. She considers becoming a nun out of spite, but as the abbess put it, "One should take vows because one wishes to serve God, not because one is going through puberty and hates His creation."
- Evil Lawyer Joke: Two different characters used to be lawyers and ended up in the clergy. Whenever one of them mentions their former profession, someone will ask if they decided they'd rather go to Heaven. It's happened to one of them so many times a fellow priest has offered to recommend him for the papacy if this fails to happen.
- Fantastic Anthropologist: Asher was studying to become one for less advanced planets. Thus he's well-prepared to provide a reasonable outsider's perspective on 14th century Earth culture. And hey, at least he's getting a lot of field-work experience, right?
- Freakier Than Fiction: When the team meet a certain short writer, he asks for some of their stories — and absolutely refuses to believe Asher's ludicrous tale of capturing a castle with a beehive.◊
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Belle, and in fact all the girls at that particular house, are genuinely nice folks, if a bit mercenary.
- If You Ever Hurt Her: By a little boy in the paper-copy-only story "Milady's Contract," with regard to his sister. "You break her heart, I'm gonna break your fuckin' knees! Pardon my English."
- In the Name of the Moon: Kaguya apparently pioneered this as well as You Gotta Have Blue Hair (see below), according to a side-story in the print version. One of the pirates she threatened with "In the Name of the Moon, I shall punish you!" called it a dumb line, but another said, "I dunno, it's kinda catchy."
- It's What I Do: Spot has a very specific skillset.◊ Sabotage, that is to say.
- Karma Houdini: Even the mob boss winds up in a trusted position of power, with an implied harem. As the author puts it: happy endings all around!
- Like Brother and Sister: Asher & Neithe. Notably, they're never even mistaken for a couple; All in all they're more Platonic Life-Partners, but it's noted the monks who took them in immediately assumed they were brother and sister (because of the way Neithe would regularly kick Asher's arse).
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A side-story included in the print version has Kaguya witness the teaming up of a band each of ninja, pirates, and samurai — last seen confronting "a forty storey firebreathing lizard ... heading for Edo!" "You goin' down, lizard!"
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Kaguya. Broat addressed her as "Miss Freitnor" (twice). An FAQ in the dead-tree version states that her name, presumably her given name, is Breony. Oh, and Professor Daren referred to her as Breony once. However, she told Torquel that Kaguya-hime was the only name she'd give to criminal masterminds.
- Perfectly Arranged Marriage: Subverted very sweetly in the dead-tree-only side-story "Milady's Contract." Eleanor was arranged to marry Gerard's Jerkass older brother Armandnote , but then Gerard managed to lawyer a way she could marry him instead. Adds a touch of Hypocritical Humor to Sir Gerard's insistence that Celeste had to marry someone he chose for her.
- Platonic Prostitution: Asher's first night with Belle. She charges him by the hour so he can rant about his family. Then she starts ranting about her own family...and he turns around and charges her the exact same rate.
- Numerous. The prologue written for the first dead-tree volume is a parody of the Gilligan's Island theme. Mention is made of Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein at one of the tournaments (of course, there was a real Sir Ulrich, but he lived a century before). And then there's this◊. Then, there's when Asher wakes up screaming from a dream about a flock of swallows dropping coconuts, and the squire William of Preston and his friend Theodore.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: Belle, to build a good and independent life despite the culture of the time, and thanks to inspiration from Asher. This works so well that in the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue, we learn that eventually, she became the Pope. Though the author won't tell us which one, historically speaking (or she'd no longer be able to blackmail the Vatican...)
- Unsound Effect: Irony is fond of these. *LOOM* is, according to one of the commentaries, her favorite.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Kaguya's naturally pink hair. Lampshaded when we learn that she may have been the original inspiration behind the trend of oddly-coloured hair in Anime, and justified by the fact that genetic engineering was common on her planet (which also made her the victim of a form of Fantastic Racism).