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A Sprite Comic that can be found here.

When his love Guenevere is captured by monsters (again), King Arthur decides to recruit heroes to go and rescue her.


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  • Anachronism Stew: Despite taking place during the days of Arthurian Legend, guns and robots show up. Lampshaded early on when Arthur uses an intercom system to summon Kuros.
  • Boomerang Comeback: When Kuros finds the Axe of Agor, he discards the Knife of Throwing, forgetting that it always returns until it stabs him in the back.
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  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: CG, despite having saved the world, has not reaped fame and fortune the way Link has. Kuros gushes over Link, but demands to see proof of ID for CG and compares him to the unibomber.
  • Dungeon Bypass:
    • Subverted in this strip, the map of the levels the heroes have to go through is explained, but an alternative is suggested:
      CG: Why don't we simply cut across the gentle and harmless plains between the Forest of Peril and Makil's stupid stronghold?
      Link: Yeah?
      Kuros: Because he'll be expecting that!
    • But as the heroes find out during the confrontation with Malkil here, not only had newcomer Simon used the above tactic to quickly catch up to them, Malkil confesses that he "never would have expected that!"
  • The Easy Way or the Hard Way: Mocked in 'Smash Comics', one of the filler comics for Knights of the Old Coding. Ganondorf asks Marth and Jigglypuff if they want to do this the easy way or the hard way. However, he attacks them before they could respond, admitting that he's impatient when Marth calls him out on it.
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  • Evil Luddite: A minor example in 'CG' of Crystalis, who has sworn to destroy any and all war technology. This includes shoving Mega Man into a pool of lava.
  • Just You, Me, and My GUARDS!: Malkil quotes this almost verbatim when confronted.
    Malkil: It's jut you, me... and my army of ninjas!
  • Intentional Engrish for Funny: While Doctor Wily is verbally inputting the personality codes for Bombman, King Dedede interrupts by shouting "Someone set us up the bomb!" which causes a virus to be planted in Bombman causing him to speak this way. His most popular line, when trying to explain to the audience that the comics were going to keep repeating the same period of time during different fights, is "Time is a rubber boomerang."
  • Mega Crossover: Arthurian legends, Wizards & Warriors, The Legend of Zelda, Crystalis, and many others
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  • Not Me This Time: Kuros's contingency plan is "When in doubt, attack Malkil." It turns out he was completely innocent this time.
  • Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering: The main villains try to be serious, but quickly get caught up bickering with each other, largely due to King Dedede's antics.
  • The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: The main villains start out as, as they are shadowy figures speaking about the heroes in cryptic fashion.
  • Orphaned Series: The fic ran for three years. It got put on hold when the artist entered the Daily Grind (which didn't allow for Sprite Comics, and never picked up again.
  • Precision-Guided Boomerang:
    • Parodied when it is revealed that Ryu's Windmill Star always returns, but he had slept through the class on how to catch a giant spinning blade of death. He eventually stops it — by embedding it in a Dragoon's back.
    • Similarly, when Kuros finds the Axe of Agor, he discards the Knife of Throwing, forgetting that it always returns.
  • Tuckerization: The author held a couple contests where the victor got to be killed by the cast member of their choice.

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