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replica handbags china Baleful Polymorph: Witches and wizards in Groo’s world enjoy doing this to their enemies; sometimes if really angry they will transform them into the most horrible thing they can think of. Groo! Sadly, having multiple Groos bumbling about usually results in even greater catastrophe. Barbarian Longhair: The title character is a barbarian with long hair. He is very stupid and exceptionally skilled with a sword. Barefoot Sage: The Sage actually; granted, all of the setting’s characters are barefoot with a handful of exceptions. Even stories set in the Arctic have the characters barefoot, even if they’re wearing heavy furs everywhere else. Berserk Button: Groo is not a mendicant. Started in the second issue ever, where it was kind of justified because he had just lost all his money, and continued for years even some time after he learned to read and found out what it meant. Big, Thin, Short Trio: Pipil Khan’s three sons, a large, burly warrior, a powerful magician, and the scheming, weasely runt of the family (who ironically is the son who physically resembles Pipil Khan the most). Blood Knight: Groo. Bloodless Carnage: Averted originally, but as the series progressed Mark Evanier joked that “red ink is too expensive.” Brick Joke: Wait. what does TV Tropes mean “slow of mind”? (This was a brick joke the first time it occurred, but it quickly became a Running Gag.) Bullying a Dragon: Despite knowing full well how violent and short tempered Groo is, many people mock his lack of brains and laugh at him, often right in front of him, and that’s not even touching on the characters who try to take advantage of Groo and end up badly injured or dead for it. Buried Alive: Happens in issue 110 of the Marvel run. A greedy king fakes his death via a potion to leave the city because he hates how poor it is and because the people keep whining about Isagul (an undead monster that terrorizes the city every night), even reminding his advisor that only he knows where the royal treasury is. Unfortunately for him Groo used all the caskets to trap Isagul, resulting in him being buried in the desert. The royal advisor begins digging through the desert to find the king since only he knew the location of the royal treasury, with the aforementioned king wondering what’s taking them so long. Calling Me a Logarithm: Groo becomes violently enraged whenever someone calls him a “mendicant,” even though he has no idea what the word means. Even compliments outside his limited vocabulary (such as “a true gourmand” or “Samaritan”) can have the same effect. Canine Companion: Rufferto to Groo, and Mulch to the Sage. Catch Phrase: Many.”Now Groo does what Groo does best!” replica handbags china

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