Comics: Once Upon a Trope

Civilization

Transcript

A hero is tied up in a chair in a villain’s high tech lair. A giant super weapon sits nearby.

Villain: I will destroy the world and rebuild from its ashes!

Hero: Right, of course. But just to clarify, how will you rebuild once all the construction companies are destroyed?

Villain: I will form my own construction companies.

Hero: Sure, good idea. But… what about the equipment and materials they’ll need? Who’s going to manufacture all that?

Villain: Me, with my new and improved factories.

Hero: Okay, just one small thing…

LATER…

The villain has drawn an elaborate diagram on a large chalkboard in front of the still tied up hero. The villain holds a pointer toward the chalkboard.

Villain: So once I reinvent agriculture, I will be able to feed excess people, allowing for a specialized workforce. Then I can finally introduce the populace to currency –

Hero: Oh I know! If you unlock masonry, you can build big walls.

Villain: Good idea.

 

Comments

  1. Paulo Retkinsson

    Villainous plan or starting a new game of Sid Meier’s Civilization? You decide.

    • Cay Reet

      It would be much faster – not to mention not illegal – to just start a new Civilization game…

      As always a fun comic, Bunny and Chris. I do wait for them every single week!

  2. Star of Hope

    Why is even this an trope? Just take over the existing structure and change it, that is how TRUE VILLIANS create new Civilizations, like Rome.

    At least with the Omnicidal maniacs, there is a lot more to relate.

  3. Tiberia

    Villain: I will destroy the world and rebuild from its ashes!

    Hero: Right, of course. But just to clarify, how will you rebuild once all the construction companies are destroyed?

    Villain: Rebuild is more of a metaphor. Are you familiar with Anarcho-Primitivism?

    • Nathan

      That’s essentially the plan of Joshua Hawk from Shin Megami Tensei Liberation Dx2

  4. CJ

    Jesus Christ, the stupidity, and relatability, just conquer the people and install your own tech, what are you doing villain???

    • Alverant

      It doesn’t even have to be a whole world. Take over an underdeveloped country and make it so good the neighboring lands will beg to join.

  5. Alverant

    Why would someone even want to conquer the world? Ruling is work! Haven’t they been paying attention to the US in the past four years?

    (Oh, and can you make the graphic clickable from the main page in addition to the “View Full Comic” link, please?)

  6. AlgaeNymph

    What I really like about this comic: the color palette. Grays and purples and pinks are just such a pleasant combination. : )

    • Bunny

      Thank you! I’m so happy someone noticed, I had fun putting this one together!

      • Bellis

        Yes, it was definitely noticed Such great costumes and background too!

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