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Webcomic / Ludicrous Power

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Ludicrous Power is a gag-a-day webcomic by Sam Laurel, who previously created the webcomic Smaaaash!! It follows the adventures of three roommates, as well as some of the other people they interact with, who live in a fantasy-RPG-ish setting and deal with monsters, everyday problems, and each other with their ludicrous powers.Main characters include:
  • Eve, a knight who can steal monsters' powers by killing them with ordinary weapons, which then gain the foe's power. Apparently it has something to do with bloodlines and ancestors or something.
  • Royston, a wizard who got body-swapped with his pet frog, Jam, but can still use magic in his new body.
  • Doreen, who can summon creatures from other dimensions which she has defeated...after taking notes on them. She has a pet Windsock Ferret named Billow.
  • Ferris Quincy Emerson, a shy man who can see and speak to ghosts, and uses this ability to "unhaunt" haunted places for a living.
  • Casey, Ferris's robotic apartment neighbor.
  • Holly, a florist who has plant powers, naturally.

As of 2018, the official website is defunct. Unlike Smaaaash!!, no other archive of the comic is known to exist, making the whole comic a Missing Episode.


Tropes present in this comic include:

  • Aborted Arc: The Jury Duty arc.
  • Afraid of Needles: Royston.
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  • Badass Bookworm: Doreen.
  • Bedsheet Ghost: Ghosts look like this.
  • Big Red Devil: Well, Baby Satan is a little red devil, but it counts.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Eve.
  • Cut Short: The last comic was of the group trying to figure out a way to save Pthalo, only for Baby Satan to suddenly show up. Since then, the website domain has expired, and the artist is looking to create a new comic, leaving it unlikely that there will ever be a conclusion.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Turning into a dragon and attacking a house on Halloween night...because they didn't have any Skittles.
  • Four Is Death: Eve fights a lich in "Deathty-Death", which is comic number 44.
  • Funny Background Event: All over the place.
  • Hurricane of Puns: Quite a few times. Notably, the alt-text to "Roof Proof", and Eve's fight with the lich.
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  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Among Eve's many weapons is a pair of Portal Nunchucks. She keeps one end with her at all times, while the other is in her closet, so she can keep all her other weapons and miscellaneous stuff there.
  • Jury Duty: The subject of the arc which introduces Holly.
  • Killed Off for Real: Usually people respawn when they die, but this can happen.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Doreen is upset after being stung by a poisonous Staplion...because she lost her page in her book.
  • Morton's Fork: Eve loses her knighthood if she kills her knight school instructor, who is actually a lich...but if she lets him go free knowing that he's a lich, she would lose her knighthood anyways.
  • Mundane Utility: In a world where everyone has powers of some sort, this is to be expected.
  • Mythology Gag: Several references to the author's previous comic.
  • Power Copying: Eve can do this with any ordinary weapon by defeating an enemy with it.
  • Reality Ensues: According to one conversation, even in this universe replacing all the water at a water park with chocolate would run into serious logic problems.
  • Saving Christmas: When a vampire attacks Santa.
  • Scaled Up: A girl turns into a dragon to attack the protagonists on Halloween.
  • Shout-Out: Its predecessor having been a video game comic, there are quite a few shout outs to video games, as well as other works.
    • In the very first strip the main characters fight a red Staplion.
    • The mouseover text for "Doreen is Clean":
    All right last week's comic made Ludicrous Power Tennis an option and this one provides an item for Ludicrous Power Kart I mean what
  • Summon Magic: Doreen's specialty.
  • Walking Armory: Casey.
  • Weapon of Choice: Eve's favorite weapon is the Launchsword, a sword which can launch enemies like a cannon.

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