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The Fancy Adventures Of Jack Cannon is a webcomic that is written and drawn by Jamie Anderson.

Until recently, Jack Cannon has been home schooled. His life changed drastically when he started going to High School.

On his first day in High School, Jack becomes friends with two girls named Angel and Cindy. He also got to know the resident Jerkass Craig, who is a Hacker, and not the usual kind of hacker. No, these hackers are people who hack reality. Jack is going to have some serious problems...


Contains examples of:

  • Accidental Truth: Angel telling Craig that Jack is "the most Badass fighter ever" in hopes it will save his skin.
  • Action Mom: Jack's mother is a professional bodyguard. And probably almost certainly some sort of ninja.
  • Anti-Magic: Pretty much the only reason he isn't dead.
  • Art Evolution: The art changed from more of a cartoony style to an Uncanny Valley, but has become more realistic now.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The Principal and Gavin
  • Awesome McCoolname: Max Facepuncher. "Jack Cannon" might count, too.
    • It should be noted that Max is not short for Maximilian. It's short for Maximum. So, his full name is Maximum Facepuncher. He punches a lot of faces.
  • Badass Family: The Cannons are all some sort of super soldiers.
  • Badass in Distress: Max, the principal, and Jack himself are all put in this position briefly. After her scarf is taken away, Crystal ends up in the same situation. For the majority of the cast, this trope is in effect whenever they end up in distress.
  • Badass Normal: Jack Cannon himself.
    • One might argue that with recent developments that he's Badass Abnormal, but since his only abnormality is that he at least partially negates any and all hackings in the area, it could be argued that he's so badass normal that that he normalizes everything around him.
  • Big Bad: Gavin.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Jack, and to a much greater extent Max.
  • Blessed with Suck: The 4th type. Jack's extreme fighting prowess has gotten him the attention of all the wrong people.
    • He can also shrug off any hacks aimed at him but it puts massive stresses on his system and will kill him if he's pushed too far.
    • Recently, the comic is starting to explore what happens if you put a person who unconciously negates hacks into a space station hacked into existence.
  • Butt Monkey: Lipbite, he keeps getting beat up, amusingly.
  • Character Blog: Max Facepuncher has a twitter.
    • And it is GLORIOUS!!!
  • Crazy Awesome: When buried alive, Jack Cannon's solution is to punch his way out. When Max Facepuncher decides to introduce himself to Jack, he does so by jumping out of a plane and punching him.
    • Also:

 Gavin: Jack.

Jack: What.

Gavin: I made you a dinosaur.

Jack stares at the T-Rex for a moment before yelling "Oh Gaaawd!" and jumping into its mouth. He then explodes it FROM THE INSIDE

    • The author's note even says "If this is your first time reading, you picked a hell of a page to start with."
  • Curb Stomp Battle: Jack's Evil Knockoff never stood a chance.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: what happened to Gavin after he'd uploaded his personality to the server.
  • The Determinator: Max, on a couple occasions.
    • Jack. The dude punches through 20 feet of dirt after being buried by a stone golem thing.
  • Distressed Damsel: This occurred with Angel and Cindy early on (twice). It also occurred with Jack's parents, who were used as a bargaining chip. Recently, it happened twice more with Crystal also being used as a bargaining chip, and Angel being captured by Craig again.
  • Distressed Dude: Happened briefly with the principal in two early stories. Jack's father and Max were also put in the state and used as bargaining chip. I'm sensing a pattern.
  • The Dragon: Grin to Gavin
  • Elaborate Underground Base: a subversion in that its not actually underground, but the Mega Intelligence secret desert base seems plenty big and elaborate.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Grin, who, after hacking Franky, refuses to do a hack like that again. Gavin agrees to it, since Grin feels so strongly about it. Even Gavin has standards, as he states that he did not go after Jack's parents since they were protecting their own, and he could understand that. However, he did use the fact that he could go after Jack's parents at any time he liked to pressure him into accepting a truce between the two of them, saying, "I'm not a murderer, but I am a killer." It doesn't seem shared among the underlings.
  • Evil Knockoff: See Curb Stomp Battle above.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: No prizes for guessing what Max Facepuncher's specialty is.
    • To be fair, he doesn't JUST punch faces.
  • Extremity Extremist: Max Facepuncher.
  • The Faceless: Anonymous Gavin's Hackers. Not to mention Gavin himself. Unlike the other hackers, his "mask" covers his entire body.
  • Five-Bad Band: Four members so far, as The Evil Genius is likely shared among The Dragon, Grin and The Big Bad, Gavin.
  • Flat What: Jack does one when informed that Craig "is.....a....HACKER!"
  • Frame Break: Jack has to break the panel frame to escape when Gavin contracts it around him.
  • Freud Was Right: "Take me to that phallus!"

 Crystal: You don't scare me, Gavin. None of you do. The hackers are just a bunch of kids.

Gavin: Exactly. Kids with godpowers. Children playing with nuclear bombs. You should be terrified.

 Frankie: Oh god oh god oh god...

Gavin: Please stop calling me that.

  • Space Base: Hackers get one. Likely the reason Mega Intelligence hasn't brought them down yet.
  • Spoof Aesop: "Great, so my first day at school teaches me to hit people and lie to my parents."
    • "Both are important life lessons, kid."
  • Stating the Simple Solution:

 Lipbite: How come you don't just, you know, blow up their house or something?

Grin: Because I'm not a dick?

 Grin: WHAT?! Why... Why can't I hack you?

Jack: * A shrug that says, better than words ever could, "How the hell should I know?"*

  • Would Not Hit a Girl: Averted hard, thanks to Max Facepuncher. Twice, up to this point in the story.
    • Of course, while the first time was a pretty jerk-assed thing to do (he pimp-smacked Cindy right after she kicked him in the 'nads to protect Jack), the second was entirely justified.
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