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Polcompball is a series of user-generated comics about spherical representations of Political ideologies heavily inspired by Polandball used to satirize political events and online political discourse.

The series has primarily a following on Reddit.

Examples can be read here


List of tropes:

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Posthumanism wants nothing more than to get rid of all humanity and replace them with robots.
  • All There in the Manual: The Polcompball Wiki contains much of the lore behind the series.
  • All Issues Are Political Issues: Some comics get involved which are barely political.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: The resident off-compass libertarian left ball Soulism's ultimate goal is to liberate themselves from not just capitalism and the state but the very laws of reality. Their solutions include The Singularity, esoteric studies, Lotus-Eater Machine, and Higher Understanding Through Drugs. Especially drugs.
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  • Body Horror: Titoism is almost always depicted Covered with Scars or even worse, openly wounded with ex-Yugoslav countryballs popping out of his wounds.
  • Big Brother Is Watching: Ingsoc in comics is always portrayed in this manner.
  • Bomb-Throwing Anarchists: Mother Anarchy and Ancom will generally be seen with a Molotov, Ancap with a nuclear variant.
  • Commie Nazis: Any ideology that combines far left-wing economics with far right-wing social views, but specially National Bolshevism and Strasserism.
  • Contemporary Caveman: Anarcho-Primtivism is usually portrayed like this, as he represents an ideology that rejects the industrial revolution.
  • Cyborg: Transhumanism within comics is usually portrayed as some form of cyborg as can be seen with his vizor.
  • The Ditz: Kakistocracy, naturally. It isn't called "Rule of the Stupid" for nothing.
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  • Eat the Rich: Often used by left-wing ideologies, plays in food-related jokes.
  • Eldritch Abomination:
    • Senatorialism, who is an off-compass ideology with tentacles and who nobody, including itself, knows what does he stands for.
    • Hive-Mind Collectivism is depicted as The Assimilator, with three eyes and the ability to devour other balls.
  • Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: Kakistocracy, being depicted as a child to better symbolise his stupidity, speaks in this manner in comics.
  • Fictional Political Party: Not Political Parties per se, but the polcompball has made a couple fictional ideologies to be used in comics, for example Anarcho-Frontierism and Communalism (not the bookchin type).
  • Gay Conservative: Gay Conservatism. There's also Homonationalism, its more extreme variant, which is basically just fascism but with LGBT thrown into the mix.
  • Hive Mind: Hive Mind Collectivism the ball representing Authoritarian Left taken beyond the realms of the reasonable portrays this trope.
  • The Horseshoe Effect: Horseshoe Centrism is used to mock the followers of this line of thought, with him seeing the complete opposites such as Anarcho-Capitalism and Marxism-Leninism as the same.
  • It's All About Me: Egoism and its subtypes, such as Soulism and Avaritionism are a representation of this trope. Egoism is mostly apathetic to anything that doesn't directly concern them, while Avaritionism is closer to the classic sociopathic type. Soulism is just plain weird.
  • The Necrocracy: Necrocracy. In addition to the stereotypical "rule by the undead" concept, it is also sometimes used to refer to ceremonial variants such as Kim Il-Sung's position as "Eternal President" of North Korea.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: All Anarchist Ideologies are either children or grandchildren of Anarchism, which is portrayed as a mother as a reference to the song "Mother Anarchy Loves Her Sons". Due to their being a lot of variants of anarchism and that new variants of anarchism are easy to make, it results in a rather large family.
  • Might Makes Right: Kraterocracy believes that the strong should subjugate the weak.
  • Motor Mouth: Accelerationism talks like this.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: Certain ideologies in the Authoritarian Right will be portrayed like this, eg. White Nationalism and Alt-Right.
  • Nazi Super Science: National Transhumanism is often used to portray this trope.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Most balls follow the standard "ball with two eyes" pattern, but quite a few have unorthodox traits. For example:
    • INGSOC, Post-Anarchism, and Cultism each have a single eye, and they are the only ones with pupils.
    • Liquid Democracy is a literal liquid, and has to be contained in a bottle or cup.
    • Zionism and other Jewish/Israeli ideologies are represented as cubes, a reference to Polandball's Zionbox.
    • Demarchy is the only cube-shaped Polcompball that isn't associated with Zionism/Jewishness, being drawn as a literal die.
    • Apoliticism is the only Polcompball with hair drawn on him.
  • Nuclear Option: Posadism wants to eliminate Capitalism with a nuclear war, then rebuild society into a utopia with the help of socialist aliens.
  • Ouroboros: Used within the comics as the symbol for Circulus theory.
  • One Nation Under Copyright: Corporatocracy is a ball used to represent the concept.
  • Patriotic Fervor: Nationalism can represent both favors, with the Ultranationalism being mostly bad variety and Patriotism being mostly good variety.
  • Political Overcorrectness: State Liberalism and Revolutionary Progressivism seek to enforce political correctness on the world.
  • Privately Owned Society: Anarcho-Capitalism and ideologies related to it (like Hoppeanism) are used to represent this trope.
  • Really Gets Around: Anarchism without adjectives is depicted as an extremely promiscous character, with her having sex with basically every other ball. This is done to justify the the massive number of children in the form of subideologies she has.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Many of the most "evil" ideologies are usually red symbols on black backgrounds. These include Social Darwinism, Eugenicism, Ultranationalism and Welfare Chauvinism. Authoritarian examples overlap with Red and Black Totalitarianism as well.
  • Straw Character: Pretty much every ball has been used this way. Exactly which ball is "right" and which one is "wrong" depends on the writer.
  • The Theocracy: Predictably features theocracies for just about every religion you can name, including Christian Theocracy, Islamic Theocracy, Jewish Theocracy, Buddhist Theocracy, Hindu Theocracy, Sikh Theocracy, and more.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: National Socialism of course, but also its relatives such as Homonationalism, Esoteric Fascism, and National Capitalism.
  • Toilet Humor: Circulus Theory lends itself to this, being based on the idea that taxes should consist of citizen's feces. No, really. It's fair fertilizer, right?
  • Totalitarian Gangsterism:
    • Kleptocracy represents the rule of criminals.
    • There an Exaggerated Trope version of this in the form of Avaritionism, a combination of Anarcho-Capitalism, Egoism and Darwinism. Which ends up being rule by the most brutal of criminals who subjugate and exterminate the weak by all means necessary with no state to get in their way.
  • War Hawk: Neoconservatism and Trotskyism want to spread capitalism and socialism, respectively, by war. Posadism takes it even further with him explicitly wanting nuclear war.

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