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Willa Dragonfly is too young to save the kingdom from monsters and evil-doers...
But she does it anyways!

Written and drawn by Nick Daniel and set in the fantasy world of his previous comic 70-Seas, Latchkey Kingdom stars Willa Dragonfly, a young adventurer-for-fun-and-profit who pays for groceries by Dungeon Crawling. It takes place in the Kingdom of Hilla, whose countless dungeons hold countless treasures which attract adventurers from all across the world.

The comic starts off as a parody of The Legend of Zelda and other fantasy videogames, but it soon changes focus from single-chapter game parodies to ongoing character-driven stories with an ever-expanding cast.

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This webcomic provides examples of:

  • Abdicate the Throne: King Jeff abdicates to an impatient barbarian as an excuse to go on vacation.
  • Acquired Poison Immunity: Rosaline tanks a snake bite for Zander and justifies it with this trope.
  • Adventure-Friendly World: The Kingdom of Hilla works on video game logic, dungeons are labeled with levels, strange beasts continually carve up new dungeons, and parental supervision hasn't been invented yet.
  • Adventure Guild: An alternative to Dungeon Crawling for professional adventurers in the Kingdom of Hilla. Quests are posted on the board in the morning, and range from gaining 20 Bear Asses to finding a lost cat to fighting a Titan. Hilla has a lot of adventurers, so the quests tend to run out immediately, causing a minor kind of Retail Riot.
  • Affectionate Parody: The foundational World Building principle.
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  • Alien Non-Interference Clause: Bridget seems compelled to follow the Prime Directive by name. Certain words related to technologies in her original dimension are rendered as being scribbled out or as █████ █████. We don't know how this sounds, but it shocks Janus and Svana the first time they hear it.
  • All for Nothing:
    • In the chapter "Titan", Willa does manage to defeat the Titan... but the reward for doing so was so small, it wouldn't cover the cost of replacing the how-to guide she destroyed in the process.
    • A witch looking to buy a witch's hat first has to buy an entire outfit to comply with a store's "no shirt, no shoes, no service" policy only to find out the store doesn't have the hat, then finds it at another store but can't buy it because she doesn't have a witch license. She goes through a course to get a license and goes back to the store, only to find another witch on the course had already bought the hat.
  • Anachronism Stew: Present Lady gives Willa a toy train for Xmas. She notices the anachronism and asks Willa to act surprised if a real one is invented.
  • Anti Climax Cut: The Teaser in the chapter "Titan" ends with a mysterious traveler ready to to take on the Titan. The next panel shows Willa stepping in something red and gooey.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Willa stabs the Titan in its weak spot like the guide told her to, causing a huge spurt of black blood. Unfortunately, the Titan is just so huge and tough that it can shrug it off, then it flicks Willa into the distance.
  • Awesome McCoolname: Minor character Donovan Dragon-Puncher. Unfortunately, is not seen punching dragons.
  • Badass Family:
    • The Dragonfly family features protagonist Willa, who regularly raids dungeons five times her level or higher, and her grandfather "Old Man" Dragonfly, who is one of the Kingdom of Hilla's greatest heroes and has saved it dozens of times.
    • There's also Joselyn D'arc and her daughter Jane, both accomplished henchwomen to the snake cult. Joselyn is one of the more involved parents in the series, in fact.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Ash only wears bandages on their feet in their normal outfit (although they were gifted/wearing toe-socks during an Xmas arc). Demi-God Stella goes completely barefoot, even in snow, but doesn't particularly think anything of it.
  • Beleaguered Bureaucrat: The king's assistant, who has to deal with a king who is willing to abdicate his throne to the first man who says he can do a better job.
  • Binomium Ridiculus: Rattas Dungeness, the dungeon rat. Diet consists largely of monsters and adventurers that have killed each other.
  • Block Puzzle: Deconstructed in "Jinx", where the giant stone blocks are far to heavy for a 13-year-old to budge, and she has to use the Key Under the Doormat to continue.
  • Bloodless Carnage: The Titan's remains seem more like rubble than gore, despite it bleeding earlier.
  • Blush Sticker: Many in the Lag race have prominent Blush Sticker-like fur patterns. Willa is unique in having an extra set, diagonally down and back from the ones on her cheeks.
  • Buffy Speak: Willa has no idea what a boomerang is. Neither does the narration, which refers to it as a "stick— err paddle-thing".
  • Burn the Witch!: The citizens of Hilla blame the Castle Witch (currently Svana) and start grabbing torches and kindling any time there's a crisis. "Lenne gets a Hat" reveals that to become a licensed witch, you need to be able to accept your death gracefully or else be very fast.
  • Cartoon Bomb: Ash has an affinity for explosives. They're introduced in "Titan" carrying a bag full of Cartoon Bombs to throw at intruders to their cave.
  • Censor Box: Used in the "tourist" arc for the protagonist.
  • Chewbacca Defense: Used successfully by Starla in Galondria: Bug Hunt. The trial continues (briefly) despite convincing the judge.
  • City Mouse: Prince Zander is a pampered prince who doesn't help Willa with any of the chores of living on the land, but he's mostly just bored and a bad houseguest.
  • Clones Are People, Too: Rose is just as much a main character as her original, Willa. Nikol gives her a pep talk to reminder of that. Averted in the comic-within-a-comic "100% True Adventures", where she appears as a nameless monster.
  • Cloning Blues: Rose gets this fairly often. As a monstrous Shadow double of Willa Dragonfly, she can't speak, and she can't fight in dungeons because she can't hold a sword. She's told Willa that she's the real one a few times. It's more of a "Deep existential inferiority complex" than a "blues".
  • Colossus Climb: In the chapter "Titan", an Affectionate Parody of Shadow of the Colossus, Willa climbs the Titan twice. The first time was to try to kill it the "official" way, by stabbing its weak point, which failed. The second time, she planted a bagful of Sticky Bombs to it fur instead, to much greater effect.
  • Continuity Cameo: Nikol appears in "Shade" as Debbie's skeptical new companion.
  • Cool Sword: The Master, a gold-plated sword at Janus's shop that Willa is infatuated with but can't afford. She nearly gets it a couple of times, but it always escapes her grasp.
  • Court Mage: Svana Blackheart, the Castle Witch of Hilla, is a rare example of a Court Mage who also has to deal with mobs who want to Burn the Witch!.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Round one of Willa vs. the Titan in "Titan". After evading and scaling the Titan, Willa manages to Attack Its Weak Point — at which point the Titan just No-Sells the attack and flicks her off.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Rose. Being a super-durable shapeshifter doesn't really help with Cloning Blues.
  • Didn't Think This Through: The book "Titans and You" states: "Use thy bow and arrow to gain the giant's attention...". Willa obeys. The building-sized Titan then notices her and starts chasing her.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Stella versus Elder Goddess Qthyl.
  • Distinguished Gentleman's Pipe: Wielded by Baron Boron. He tosses it over his shoulder in his second page, but pulls out another in the page after.
  • Dress Code: Hilla Treasure Co's "No shoes, no shirt, no service" sign frequently causes inconvenience for the many shirtless barbarians and adventurers drawn to the kingdom's treasures. In one instance a witch looking to buy a witch's hat is forced to buy an entire outfit from them before they'll sell it to her (not that they actually have the hat).
  • Dungeon Crawling: A common occupation in the kingdom of Hilla. Willa (who is 13) regularly defies death to retrieve ancient treasures, then uses them to buy groceries.
  • Dungeon Maintenance: Hilla has so many dungeons that the responsibility is split between the Kingdom, the Dungeon Rats, and Yomunculi. At one point the dungeons are shut down for their winter ice-themed remodeling.
  • Every Man Has His Price: Rex, as a talking dog and the Royal Guard, feels patronized when Willa tries to bribe him with a Stock Femur Bone. He's willing to overlook her breaking into the Castle when given a Special Scratch-n-Sniff Issue of Maydog Magazine, though.
  • Evil Princess: Princess Rosaline attempted Inheritance Murder, poisoning her parents into a coma, for the crime of trying to conceive a male heir.
    • Freudian Excuse: Of course, she didn't "mean" it, she just assumed with all the poison training they forked on her since she was six, they would have enough poison resistance themselves to just be sterilized...
  • Failure Montage: In "Latchkey Souls: Capra Demon", there's a montage of Jane and Willa respawning after failed attempts to defeat the Capra Demon, showing Jane's cheery resolve turn into sobbing despair.
  • Fan Web Comics: Setting aside the shoutouts to and heavy inspiration it takes from videogames, a few chapters are set in videogame universes with the main story's characters playing the roles of its characters.
    • There are two chapters about Dark Souls: "Latchkey Souls: Capra Demon", and "Latchkey Souls: Executioner and the Dragon Slayer".
    • A one-shot about Dark Souls II: "Latchkey Souls 2: The Twin Coffins".
    • The short chapter "LatchkeyBorne" takes place in Bloodborne.
  • Finger Poke of Doom: Debbie claims to know a deadly finger-poke technique. We don't get to see if it works because she misjudges the distance to her opponent and misses.
  • Foreign Queasine: Yoffrey's Yogurt Yurt seems to be an acquired taste.
  • Free-Range Children: It ain't called "Latchkey Kingdom" for nothin'. Most of the cast is 11 to 14 years old and we haven't even seen most of their parents. Many are gainfully employed full-time.
  • Ghost Butler: Happens when Willa is ambushed by rats in the chapter "Jinx", as it's a parody of The Legend of Zelda.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Willa sleeps with a stuffed Dungeon Rat (bottom panel).
  • The Grand Hunt: The chapter "Boron", wherein Willa guides the Baron Boron and his Yes-Man servant as they hunt the giant Feenix for a trophy. It doesn't go too well.
  • Gross-Up Close-Up: The Navi rip-off in "Jinx" is revealed to be an insectoid creature so horrifying that the dungeon rats and Willa abandon their stand-off to run in panic.
  • Handy Feet: Implied; Ash's feet are more like a second pair of hands, bearing finger-like toes, complete with one being opposable like a thumb. That said, they've yet to visibly use them like hands.
  • Has Two Mommies: Two women each claim the other stole their baby, and demand the king resolve the situation. The new king decides to marry them... to each other.
    King Donovan: Baby gets two mommies! Twice as good!
    Woman 1: My husband's not gonna like this.
    Woman 2: I'm afraid mine will.
    The Rant: Gay marriage comes to Hilla, and it's mandatory!
  • Healthcare Motivation: Subverted in the Minion arc, where Willa's kidnapper is quick to add that the "operation" is not of the medical sort.
    Jane: This is just a job to me. I'm only doing it because my mom needs money for her operation. (next panel) Well it's more of a scheme really. She swears she just needs H⃒500 to crack the Shadowwood cluck cluck races wide open.
  • Heir Club for Men: Princess Rosaline Lanistark poisoned her parents, the King and Queen of the Angelonian Empire, into a coma for trying to concieve a male heir.
  • Heroic BSoD: Rose experiences one when she discovers that she's a Shadow copy of Willa and not the original in the chapter "Shade".
  • Heroic Mime: Parodied. Willa got jinxed, and had to retrieve a potion from a dungeon before she could speak again. No, it wasn't a magical jinx, it was just two kids screwing around. But even in normal times, she doesn't talk much, see Terse Talker below.
  • Hive Mind: Apparently some flocks of birds can form collective consciousnesses, like the Cluck Clucks, or Svana's mentor Murder.
  • I Am a Monster: Rose believes this about herself until Nikol uses The Power of Friendship to convince her otherwise.
  • Ignorant of Their Own Ignorance: Starla in Stella and her Harold. Her belief that Stella is a Wendigo is based on assuming the difference in an illustration of her and her actual appearance is due to shape shifting, and not artistic interpretation.
  • Interactive Narrator: Present only in chapter 2, "Jinx". It's largely responsible for giving Item descriptions, but it does give Willa a bit of advice at one point.
  • Judgment of Solomon: With an unorthodox solution (two if you count the abdication).
  • Just Smile and Nod: When the dungeon rats give Willa a piece of unidentifiable garbage as a reward for slaying the Navi rip-off, the Interactive Narrator advises her to just smile and nod to avoid being rude.
  • Karma Houdini: Starla Starkin in Galondria: Bug Hunt. Despite willfully participating in a "business" that bags and assaults people who search for them, disturbing a town by Cobra Effect mass-breeding the same scorpions they were trying to get rid of, and misleading the judge in court, most of Starla's schemes do actually work. She gets beat up for her trouble, but nothing suggests she didn't keep the ill-gotten gains.
  • Kaleidoscope Hair: Rose's fur can noticeably change color over the course of a few sentences. It's somewhat correlated with her mood; when she's serious or sad, her fur turns black or dark gray, and when she's excited or happy, it can become saturated hues of purple, deep blue, magenta, and more.
  • Key Under the Doormat: Willa isn't strong enough to move the blocks in the Block Puzzle, so she uses the spare key on top of the doorframe instead.
  • Kidnapping Bird of Prey: Baron Boron's servant is carried off by the Feenix while he's trying to hunt it. His reaction is disappointment that he'll have to find some replacement help.
  • Life Meter: One appears for Willa on the wall of a Boss Room in the chapter "Jinx" (and never again).
  • Little Miss Badass: Willa, along with many other female characters.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: Ash presents themself as a loner, to the point that they freak out when their sister appears and starts introducing herself as such, as it would mess with their image. Even so, they've developed a friendship with Willa after "working together" to defeat the Titan.
  • Look Behind You: Willa uses it twice in the chapter "Titan". As a very Terse Talker, her specific technique is to dramatically point up and to the right, and wait until the target's gaze follows. The first time, she uses it to distract the Titan. The second time, she uses it to distract the quest giver after he says she needs to pay for the book she ruined during the quest.
  • The Maze: The chapter cover pages have a circular maze background, representing the mazes of the dungeons below ground. Some of the early chapters include mazes that the reader can follow along with.
  • Minor Living Alone: Willa Dragonfly seems to be quite the responsible 13-year-old. Her grandfather (who is her only family) regularly goes off on long journeys that last months, and Willa is responsible for feeding herself in the meantime. It's more "Extremely Free-Range Children" than "Parental Abandonment".
  • Minor with Fake I.D.: Willa's "Hillan License to Adventure and Fish" shows her as being level 5, but she's scribbled on it so that it says 150 instead so that she can take higher level jobs.
    Quest giver: Wow, I didn't know levels went that high.
  • Moral Myopia: Starla in SahH. She genuinely believes her actions will "Stop anymore bad stuff from ever happening again". The instant this logic is questioned, she draws her blade.
  • Museum of Boredom: The Thimble Museum. Bridget thinks it's exciting for entirely unknown reasons.
  • Must Make Amends: After Willa breaks Ash's Titan trap by falling into it, Ash uses her guilt to talk her into performing their backup plan of planting Sticky Bombs all over the Titan.
  • Naked on Arrival: The protagonist of the "tourist" arc appears naked, much to her shock and dismay, forcing her to run to the nearest store for clothing.
  • No Face Under the Mask: Willa wakes up trapped in a jellyflesh bodysuit that won't come off, and covers her mouth. But when her friend Debbie uses electricity to shock the suit off, it turns out there's nothing underneath: The jellyflesh construct has duplicated Willa's identity before being driven off.
  • No Mouth: Rose has no mouth. This makes her mute, so she communicates by writing and she drinks through her fingers.
  • No Name Given: The Santa Expy that appears around Xmas. The main cast just calls her Present Lady.
  • Non-Fatal Explosions: Ash sets off a Cartoon Bomb next to Willa's head, and all that happens is she gets startled. Later, a bag full of dynamite is enough to reduce a multi-story Titan to bits, but Willa escapes only lightly singed by jumping at the moment of the explosion.
  • No-Sell: The Titan can No-Sell a stab to its weak point. It's significantly weaker to explosives, though.
  • Not Quite the Right Thing: Starla Starkin in Stella and her Harold. She genuinely seems to have good intentions, but never questions the need to skin a live Wendigo.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Starla in Galondria: Bug Hunt. Unlike her previous appearance, Starla more willfully cherry-picks which wrong-doings and laws do and don't apply to her. In this case, she's aware that the scorpions are causing harm to the village, but accepts no responsibility for this as it's "not part of their business model".
  • Oh, Crap!: When Willa shot the Titan, and it responded by starting to chase her.
  • Old Master: Willa's grandfather, "Old Man" Dragonfly, has been continually adventuring since his youth. The kingdom is full of adventurers and wannabe heroes eager to take care of monsters, but when things get out of hand, they call up Old Man Dragonfly. His character bio says that he's saved the kingdom dozens of times.
  • One Steve Limit: Invoked by Debbie in the epilogue to the chapter "Shade" regarding the copy of Willa. She can't go by her first name (for obvious reasons) or by her middle name because another character is named Rosaline, so she chooses the name Rose for herself.
  • Painful Transformation: Shapeshifting in general is no problem for Rose and Kyle, but shapeshifting clothes specifically is revealed to be a rather painful process for those not used to it yet.
  • Parodies for Dummies: "Titans and You", a guide on how to kill multi-story giants written in Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe.
  • Pass the Popcorn: After Ash sends Willa on a Suicide Mission to plant the dynamite (whose fuses they've already lit) on the Titan, they find a nice ledge to watch from and eats some popcorn as the explosion happens. (Willa turned out fine.)
  • Plunger Detonator: Ash's trap for the Titan is apparently triggered by having it step on a Plunger Detonator (though instead of using electricity, it merely lights up the fuses). We never get to see if it would work, because Willa falls onto it first.
  • Police Are Useless: Zig-zagged regarding Rex, the Police Marshall/only officer. In "Usurped", he's portrayed as too lazy to prevent the king from being usurped right in front of him, but later on, he's shown as highly effective at dealing with crooks and proactive with finding people lost in the Weird Woods. Perhaps it's just an instance of Early Installment Weirdness.
  • Porn Stash: In "Usurper", Willa bribes Rex with a magazine.
  • Precision-Guided Boomerang: Double-subverted in "Jinx". At first it zig-zags all across the room before disappearing down a hole. After several pages and most of a Boss Battle, it reappears and lodges itself in the Boss's throat at the perfect moment.
  • Rodents of Unusual Size: The dungeon rats. They'll eat your corpse if you die in the dungeon, sure, but otherwise they're usually friendly and help keep up the place. To an inexperienced observer, they may seem to have developed a culture; in reality, they're just a bunch of animals who like to imitate society.
  • Self-Deprecation: Rose has told Willa that she's "the real adventurer" to encourage her. It didn't work and just made her uncomfortable.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat:
    • Prince Zander doesn't do any chores when he stays over at Willa's house for a night.
    • Princess Rosaline Lanistark is a Spoiled Brat in exile who has no concept of how to act like a commoner when she's disguised as one.
  • Skewed Priorities: The reward for killing the gigantic level-60 Titan that forced a dungeon to be condemned is less than the reward for finding a lost cat, and less than the cost of replacing the how-to guide for killing it.
  • Smoke Out: Ash uses a smoke bomb in "Titan" to avoid having to pay for the copy of "Titans and You" they drew all over.
  • Soap Punishment: A cultist gets grabbed by a Krampus after swearing, and promptly submitted to the soap.
  • The Speechless: Rose, due to having No Mouth. She can only make unintelligible noises that are represented by uneven, scratchy vertical lines, so she communicates by writing.
  • Sticky Bomb: Ash makes a pile of sticky bombs to kill the Titan. They're just sticks of dynamite with some glue on the end.
    Ash: Make sure you space them out, I don't want a half-dead monster.
  • Sticky Fingers: The dungeon rats like to collect "treasures", which can be actual artifacts, or random junk they found and liked.
  • Suicide Mission: When Ash sends Willa to plant explosives all over the Titan. They fully expected her to die in the blast (as revenge for ruining their last trap), but she lived anyways because she jumped.
  • Symbol Swearing: The Judgment of Solomon-style argument between the mothers at the start of the chapter "Usurper" features a nice variety of typographical marks and pictures of snakes, skulls, daggers, etc.
  • Tautological Templar: Starla in Galondria: Bug Hunt. “We’re small business owners. We’re literally incapable of being wrong.”
  • The Teaser: The chapter "Titan" has one. It sets up a much more dramatic tone than the rest of the comic, featuring a Teaser-Only Character journeying to the Titan, and then facing it down, before ending with an Anti Climax Cut showing Willa stepping in some weird red goo, with the fate of the traveler left implied.
  • Technically Naked Shapeshifter: Yumans-turned-Shadows like Rose can't wear clothes without "twitching out"; they don't really have anything to hide anymore, but it still feels kind of weird being naked. Rose had to train herself to make her clothing, and judging by how many fancy dresses she wears, she's gotten really good at it.
  • Terse Talker: Willa, leading to some characters calling her mute, either seriously or in jest.
  • That One Level: invoked The Water Temple, a direct reference to The Legend of Zelda. It's revealed to be a gigantic maze that's unmappable because the water washes away the ink.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Prince Zander in "Usurped". Willa takes him in after his family is usurped/goes on vacation without him. He doesn't do any chores, keeps her up late, doesn't let her go into the dangerous dungeons, and throws a rock at some strangers and lets Willa take the blame. It only takes one day before Willa usurps the throne again just to get him out of her house.
  • Threat Backfire: Present Lady tells Willa that if she's naughty, she'll get nothing but coal. Unfortunately for Present Lady, the winter is cold, Willa is in charge of taking care of herself, and she has a coal furnace. Present Lady leaves with a black eye and a lot less coal, and Willa gets what her friends think is an awesome present.
  • Through a Face Full of Fur: Appears in addition to Blush Sticker-like fur patterns on some characters. Rule of Cute is in full effect.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: When Rose is introduced, she and those around her believes that she's Willa, and has just been trapped in a suit made of Shade. When she finds out she IS the Shade, after the initial shock, she wants to find her original body to somehow return to it. Then her original body walks up to her and say "Hi", leading to her Heroic BSoD.
  • Totem Pole Trench: Phantom, one of the adventurers in "Team Awesome".
  • The Tower: The Falling Tower. Long ago, the city of Hilla was the capitol of the largest empire in the world. They built automata called Shadow to do manual labor for them. Long after the empire fell and the secret to controlling them was lost, the Shadow started building a tower and didn't stop. They stole material from across the city to build it, and murdered anyone who tried to stop them. Whenever the tower gets too tall, it topples over and the Shadow start again. The destruction forced the city to be abandoned.
  • Translator Microbes: The Babel Finches are small birds which listen for speech in Hound (a.k.a. dog noises) and repeat them in Yuman.
  • Trolling Translator: The Babel Funch, on the other hand, is a large seabird who is incredibly rude and says whatever it wants under the guise of translating for Lexi.
  • Trick Bomb: In "Carol" Ash and Willa coordinate their attack, the former starting with a flashbang.
  • Tropaholics Anonymous: The Living With Curses group. Those with unfortunate transformations, unremovable armor, or any other magical difficulty are welcome.
  • True Meaning of Xmas: Getting free stuff, of course! At least, according to Willa, Ash, and Debbie.
  • A Twinkle in the Sky: After Willa attacked the Titan's weak point, the Titan just No-Selled (No-Sold?) it and flicked her off into the distant caverns.
  • Unreliable Voiceover: In the Tourist arc, Svana explains to Bridget how she "chanced" upon her ██████████, but the images reveal she was actually stalking her and she actively sought the item as soon as she learned it was dropped.
  • Unwanted Assistance: Zander "helping" Willa has only led to disaster so far.
  • "Wanted!" Poster: Quests are sometimes distributed in the form of Wanted Posters for particularly dangerous monsters.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Starla in SahH. Genuinely believes she will be able to predict the future and prevent bad things from happening in the future.
  • What the Fu Are You Doing?: Debbie gets a pair of Nunchuks in "X-mas", and immediately hits herself in the eye.
  • Wild Card: Starla Starkin. In SahH, she appears as part of a mysterious unnamed cult and believes her efforts will help save everyone. In Galondria: Bug Hunt, her tunic now bears a Scorpion on the front, and she represents herself as a self-centric entrepreneur while denying accusations of being a cultist.
  • Worthless Yellow Rocks: In the Tourist chapter, Bridget pays for clothes with cards made of solid gold produced by her device. They also help the shopkeeper overlook Svana's insistence that she's a dangerous fairy here to kidnap people.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Starla in Stella and her Harold. She knocks Harold unconscious when instructed by the cult leader, then tosses him against his mount's post. She apologizes for this, but draws her blade against him after being insulted.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: "Titans and You", a how-to guide on how to kill multi-story giants, features lines like "Find a place where thou art hidden".
  • Yes-Man: Mister Travis appears for three pages as Baron Boron's pack mule, during which time he laughs at his not-very-funny story, is used as a chair, and operates the pump for Boron's air gun, with a big smile and lots of flattery the whole time. When he's carried off by a large bird, the only words we hear before he leaves earshot are "Sorry, Baron ..."
  • You Fight Like a Cow: Rosaline uses and abuses this while fencing, as seen in the "Minion" arc.
  • You Mean "Xmas": Xmas features a white reindeer who delivers presents by sleigh (who is only ever referred to as "Present Lady"), a workshop with helper mice, three ghosts of past, present, and future, and a Krampus locked in the basement. There's also supposed to be a True Meaning of Xmas, but apparantly Randy from corporate dropped the ball on "marketing the intangibles", so everyone's decided that it's about getting free stuff.

    There are three chapters about Xmas:

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