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"I mean, talk about mixed signals! Just the night before, we're out to a pretty damn romantic dinner, and the next day, he calls me a minion!"—"Alice Evanson"
Evil Plan is a webcomic on Smack Jeeves, about aspiring supervillain Tal A. Kinesis, and his engineer second-in-command, Alice Evanson. Originally, it was mostly gag-a-day shots parodying supervillain cliches, but by now it's become a character-driven story, focused on the main characters' romance and Kinesis' bid for power.
Evil Plan provides examples of:
- Aw, Look -- They Really Do Love Each Other: That one night wasn't all bad.
- Bookcase Passage: In the form of a secret elevator.
- Break the Cutie: Chapter 7 was pretty rough on the bright young hero, Kevin and this is before Kinesis has had a chance to make things personal.
- Calling Your Attacks: Amazingman improvises the Amazing Punch during his first battle. The minions only realized he was a super hero after he invoked this trope.
- Character Development: Kevin gets plenty in Chapter 7.
- Clark Kenting: "A change of clothing and hair, and anyone can be a new person"
- Crossover: As of Chapter 7 we can now confirm Evil Plan takes place in the same continuity as Sire, though several months before the Sire story begins.
- Death Trap: Subverted, usually. Lemon and Lime employ potentially a variety of lethal traps at their office entrance, solely for the sake of snapping humiliating pictures of the trespassers/invited guests.
- Do Not Adjust Your Set: Kinesis hacks in to all television network and web browsers to deliver his ultimatum to Amazingman.
- Genius Bonus: The binary in this strip is valid and can be translated to cute little folder names.
- Hates Being Touched: Kinesis hates human contact. Even the nice kind.
- Mad Scientist Laboratory: Naturally.
- Lethal Chef: That vat of fruitcake acid had to come from someone. And that some place is Kinesis' loving, unknowing younger sister.
- Minion with an F In Evil: The minions seem to think that Kinesis' cruelty is simply the way their leader shows them he loves them. Hint: It isn't.
- Personality Chip: Computer has a will of its own.
- Professor Guinea Pig: Kinesis is the first test subject for the Telekinetic Amplification Chip.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: When Lemon and Lime first meet Alice, they immediately assume that she's Kinesis' girlfriend. Alice's words say no, but her expression says differently.
- Second Law, My Ass: Computer seems to never miss an opportunity to stick it to its creator.
- Take Over the World: Of course.
- Unfazed Everyman: Alice. It takes her some time to get used to the whole supervillain thing.
- Also, Kevin. He's a pretty plain college boy.
- Villain Protagonist: Dr. Kinesis has organized a bank robbery, hacked the computers and TV feed of Urbane City, committed cold-blooded murder, and abused his henchwoman. Yeah, he's the protagonist.
- Lemon and Lime also qualify. Those two lovable lesbians do black market business and steal patents from their rightful owners.
- Villain Song: By Andrew of Songs to Wear Pants To, no less. Can be downloaded here.
- Webcomics Multiverses: Mortifer and Evil Plan have had a couple of crossovers, as have the artists' other works, Fringe Happy and Sire.
- Also, since Piper appears in both Mortifer and Fringe Happy, we can assume that those two take place in the same universe, as well.
- In chapter seven, we learn that Paul Enfield was Kevin's stepbrother, making Evil Plan and Sire linked directly.
- We Used to Be Friends: Stanley Kinesis, (back in college) and William sever ties after a fight about the telekinetic chip.
- Possibly subverted, as it was recently revealed that they're still on speaking terms. Why this is has not yet been explained.
- Wild Mass Guessing: Nobody seems to be able to agree on what William's plotting.