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Kiwi Blitz is a Web Comic by Mary Cagle (known elsewhere on the net as one of a number of variations of "Cube Watermelon"), updated either bi-weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or weekly on just Tuesdays, depending on how busy the watermelon is.

The main character is 14-year-old Steffi Frohlich, who under the guise of "Blitz" fights crime in a future New York City using her bird-shaped Humongous Mecha, Kiwibot. She's assisted in this by her best friend Benzene who acts as Mission Control and later the Robot Girl 42. Of course, that's just what she does during her free time, when she's not busy with her day job as a junior Robot League combatant.

Along with the ill-equipped NYPD, Steffi/Blitz battles masked criminals, rogue military hardware, and most importantly, her own boredom.

Current Tracks are, in order...

Tropes used in Kiwi Blitz include:


  • Allergic to Routine: Steffi, Gear, and even Raccoon seem to be motivated by boredom to some extent.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Steffi and Gear suffer this to some extent, since they have prosthetic limbs. Reed becomes a new addition after Gear cuts his right arm off.
  • Animal Mecha: Kiwibot is a kiwi bird mecha, hence the title.
    • Not to mention the majority of the other mechas we've seen also have animal designs.
  • Animesque: The artist commented on her style on her Twitter account: "Note that that isn't a complaint at all. I enjoy living on the edge of animesque/pseud-anime/kinda-anime/ like those Pokémon people".
  • Arms Dealer: Steffi reveals that her family's company initially started off as a weapons developer and made huge profits during World War III. Steffi is clearly not very comfortable with this fact.
  • Art Evolution: Just compare Track One to Track Eleven.
  • Artificial Limbs: Steffi has a robot leg. The strip doesn't make a big deal about it.
    • The villainous Gear has both her left arm and left leg replaced by prosthetics. Her right arm looks mechanical, but it's just a gauntlet.
  • Badass Adorable Steffi and the Raccoon. Even more so after the Raccoon's identity is revealed.
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