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"Excellent, everything is mostly going somewhat according to my vague plan."
Luigi showing he has no idea what he's doing

L's Empire is a webcomic hosted on Smack Jeeves written by Gamermaster and his younger brother SubrosianDimitri, that follows Luigi leaving Mario and then going off to form his own "Empire." To accomplish his vague goals, he enlists a gay clown, a narcissistic robot, and a mentally unstable green guy with a spear. Hilarity Ensues.

The comic updates 8:00 AM EST every day. Also the Authors have a habit of putting A LOT of information in their author comments, so a good chunk of the tropes are All There in the Manual.

Has nothing to do with that other L.

Tropes used include:

  • All There in the Manual:
    • The authors really like doing this, especially with the Lcyclopedia and the Author Comments. They're the only places where you can find out the powers of the other two Y Guys.
    • Inverted with Mr L's entry in the character page, which tells the reader to go read the comic for more information.
  • Amusingly Awful Aim: Void misses an attack despite being less than a foot from his target (his attack turned at a 90 degree angle). Earlier, he missed every attack while training (except for the one spear head that ended up on the back of the target).
  • Arc Fatigue: In-Universe example. The authors themselves get tired of the arc, so they just fast forward to the end of it.
  • Arc Words: "Beware the night of five lights." MASSIVE SPOILER 
  • Art Initiates Life: Reco makes recolors by painting them on a canvas. However, he has no control over his creations once they come to life.
  • Artistic License – Biology: The Slash Fic Future!Void was reading:
    Future!Void: Ugh, don't these fanfiction writers have the slightest clue on how Kayoss biology works?
  • Art Evolution: The background for the Pixl's hideout went from MS Paint to Gradient. This was a clue that they were hiding in the new world created by Count Bleck's minions.
  • Art Shift: On occasion, the comic will change to different sprite styles, (including various types of 8-bit and Paper Mario 64). Geminiman is never affected.
  • Beta Test Baddie: QS, who feels incomplete in the fact that he can't form his body from the waist down into anything but a pile of mercury.
  • But Liquor Is Quicker: Played for Laughs. Pix's birth was a result of his parents getting drunk on lint blood (which was previously established to be alcoholic). This was used less as an excuse to get them hooked up and more as a Hand Wave as to why they can't explain how a dark god and a woman in an artificial 2D body had sex.
  • Catchphrase:
    • QS has a habit of shouting Boo when he makes his presence known.
    • On a more meta level, one of the fans has a habit of asking "OMG What will happen NOW?" (spelling varies in each usage).
  • Chain Pain: Daisy uses a chain that Pix fused with a thunder bomb. Although she and her daughter prefer the term "Thunder Whip".
  • Cheated Angle: The Master Stars are per Word of God always seen from the same angle and are unaffected by changes in lighting. The fact that Dark Star is able to change their angle is treated as a case of Beyond the Impossible.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Pete the Primid appeared for a single panel and promptly disappeared from the comic. 890 pages later he turns out to be the Smash Threader.
  • The Coats Are Off: When Palmaster decided to fight seriously against Shadowpalm, he took off his cloak (he also put away the portable copy of Battletoads that he was playing, but that was more for laughs.)
  • Coincidental Broadcast: When Gemini Man gets locked into a video game, there's an ad playing for the very game system that matches up with the cartridge.
  • Combo Platter Powers: The members of the Kayoss Royal family get complete control over a word, and all its definitions.
  • Death Is Cheap: Mario gets their head cut of multiple time, in a matter of a few minutes. However a new head just pops up every time.
Mr L: Why... Me?
  • Dude, Not Funny!: In-Universe example. At one point, they find themselves in a pocket dimension inside Daisy's womb (don't ask), and Geminiman decides that the best way to get out is to blast the fetus. Mr L whips out his lightsaber and scolds Geminiman for even thinking of threatening his child. Gamermaster even says that they've gone beyond the realm of good taste.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • Toadbas first appeared in a video showing off a texture hack for Super Mario 64 before showing up in the actual comic 2 years later.
    • Gaio the Ancient made his first appearance when Link held SubrosianDimitri hostage. He entered the story proper 345 pages later.
    • Gold Joe appeared in silhouette when the comic went on hiatus. He wasn't properly introduced for another 353 pages.
    • Pix first appeared at the same time as Gaio and didn't appear in the present for another 382 pages.
      • Indx beats out all of them. She first appeared with Pix and Gaio, and then didn't show up again for 661 pages.
      • And the winner is Pete the Primid, who appeared for a single panel as a reference, got kicked out, and promptly disappeared from the comic. Cue 890 pages later and he becomes relevant as the Smash Threader.
  • Easily Forgiven: Subverted. Everyone forgives Phala for her actions as the Pixl Queen. Everyone except her daughter, who was the one person she wanted forgiveness from. However, Indx's inability to forgive her mother doesn't stop her from saying she still loves her.
  • "Eureka!" Moment: Geminiman pointing out a star shaped hole in the ceiling makes Dimentio realize that someone is collecting five specific shards of the Master Stars (by arranging the stars into a pentagon it shows that the missing shards form a star).
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin:
    • Sue Ez Spensive, it's an expensive restaurant.
    • Also, the princess of the Sammer Guys is named Hime.
  • Fantastic Naming Convention: Kayoss have a sibling seniority naming system on top of their gender based Theme Naming (destruction themed for boys and flowers for girls). Eldest children have a long first name and no middle name, second children have a short first name and short middle name, and the youngest have a long first name and middle name (they're biologically incapable of having more than three living children).
  • Finagle's Law: By the words of Gamermaster, "In Webcomics, the only law is Murphys law."
  • Flame War: Gamermaster and Dark Star got into one over the latter's Jerkass behavior.
  • Webcomic Time: The comic has been going on for close to 5 years, yet in-story it's only been 13 weeks. note 
  • We Are as Mayflies: As stated earlier: Kayoss age 100 times slower than humans and can live to be up to 20000 years old. It helps that their genetics were magically influenced.