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This is an alphabetical list of [[magic#Casting Spells|trigger words]] seen in the comic, and the assumed [[Real World]] reference that the trigger word evokes.
This is an alphabetical list of [[magic#Casting Spells|trigger words]] seen in the comic, and the assumed [[Real World]] reference that the trigger word evokes.
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'''...Aggro''':Used by Wanda Firebaugh to destroy much of Jetstone's airforce, including the [[Archon]] [[Jaclyn]]. References the act of getting a monsters attention in an mmorpg, example: attacking a boss to start the fight[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aggro]. It was used after Wanda uttered several well known gaming cheat codes that let the characters access what is known as ''God Mode'' in their respective games. {{Erf|1|095}}
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'''...Aggro''':Used by Wanda Firebaugh to destroy much of Jetstone's airforce, including the [[Archon]] [[Jaclyn]]. References the act of getting a monsters attention in an mmorpg, example: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aggro attacking] a boss to start the fight. It was used after Wanda uttered several well known gaming cheat codes that let the characters access what is known as ''God Mode'' in their respective games. {{Erf|1|095}}
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'''Callahan's''':Used by [[Maggie]] during the link up of [[Sizemore Rockwell]] and Wanda to uncroak the volcano near the end of book one. Could reference Callahan's Crosstime Saloon[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callahan%27s_Crosstime_Saloon], a story where unique people gather in a bar owned by Callahan.  Telepathy has happened in the saloon several times and it is an all or nothing ordeal.  You either share all information with everyone or don't have telepathy and share nothing.  Given the nature of [[Fusion magic]], it appears to be the same type of all or nothing ordeal.
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'''Callahan's''':Used by [[Maggie]] during the link up of [[Sizemore Rockwell]] and Wanda to uncroak the volcano near the end of book one. Could reference [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callahan%27s_Crosstime_Saloon Callahan's Crosstime Saloon], a story where unique people gather in a bar owned by Callahan.  Telepathy has happened in the saloon several times and it is an all or nothing ordeal.  You either share all information with everyone or don't have telepathy and share nothing.  Given the nature of [[Fusion magic]], it appears to be the same type of all or nothing ordeal.
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'''Crypsis''': Used by [[Jack Snipe]] to hide himself, [[Stanley]] and several dwagons from [[Transylvito]] troops. References camouflage to hide from predators.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crypsis]
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'''Crypsis''': Used by [[Jack Snipe]] to hide himself, [[Stanley]] and several dwagons from [[Transylvito]] troops. References [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crypsis camouflage to hide from predators].
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'''Ephedra''': Used by Maggie to cure [[Parson]]'s headache. References a herb that is used in Chinese medicine.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ephedra]
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'''Ephedra''': Used by Maggie to cure [[Parson]]'s headache. References a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ephedra herb] that is used in Chinese medicine.
'''Hoboken''':Used by Maggie{{Erf|1|133}} as an offensive attack, but appears not very powerful. References hadoken from the Dragonball or Street Fighter series.
'''Hoboken''':Used by Maggie{{Erf|1|133}} as an offensive attack, but appears not very powerful. References hadoken from the Dragonball or Street Fighter series.
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'''Hoffa''': Used by [[Jillian Zamussels]] to activate a [[Magic_Item#Message_Hats|message hat]] and make a letter disappear<sup>[[TBFGK_10:9|[b1-010:9]]]</sup>. It is a reference to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Hoffa Jimmy Hoffa], who mysteriously disappeared in 1975.
'''Hoffa''': Used by [[Jillian Zamussels]] to activate a [[Magic_Item#Message_Hats|message hat]] and make a letter disappear<sup>[[TBFGK_10:9|[b1-010:9]]]</sup>. It is a reference to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Hoffa Jimmy Hoffa], who mysteriously disappeared in 1975.
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'''Leverage'''; '''Synergy'''; '''Paradigm''' and others: Used by Charlies Archon's to fight the wounded dwagons. Like all of Archon spells, they are plays on management jargon.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leverage_(finance)] They are powerful attacks, but seem to be connected to what Jetstone paid for. {{Erf|1|121}}
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'''Leverage'''; '''Synergy'''; '''Paradigm''' and others: Used by Charlies Archon's to fight the wounded dwagons. Like all of Archon spells, they are plays on management [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leverage_(finance) jargon]. They are powerful attacks, but seem to be connected to what Jetstone paid for. {{Erf|1|121}}
'''Livingstone''': Used by [[Prince Ansom]] to activate a [[Magic_Item#Message_Hats|message hat]] and make a letter appear. It is a reference to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Livingstone#Illness.2C_pain_and_death David Livingstone], who disappeared for six years before reappearing in a town in Tanzania.
'''Livingstone''': Used by [[Prince Ansom]] to activate a [[Magic_Item#Message_Hats|message hat]] and make a letter appear. It is a reference to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Livingstone#Illness.2C_pain_and_death David Livingstone], who disappeared for six years before reappearing in a town in Tanzania.
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'''Pozzolana''': Used by Sizemore to rejuvenate a metal golem that proceeded to kill Webinar and his girlfriend. References a type of volcanic ash. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pozzolana]
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'''Pozzolana''': Used by Sizemore to rejuvenate a metal golem that proceeded to kill Webinar and his girlfriend. References [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pozzolana a type of volcanic ash].
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'''Scruby''':Used by Wanda in the finding spell that grabbed Parson from our world to theirs. References Jack Scruby, who is considered the man who began miniature wargaming. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Scruby]
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'''Scruby''':Used by Wanda in the finding spell that grabbed Parson from our world to theirs. References [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Scruby Jack Scruby], who is considered the man who began miniature wargaming.
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'''Trioxin''':Used by [[Wanda Firebaugh]] to uncroak jetstone's units that were croaked in the tunnels underneath Gobwin Knob. References a chemical that is related to formaldehyde (preserves flesh). [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trioxin]
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'''Trioxin''':Used by [[Wanda Firebaugh]] to uncroak jetstone's units that were croaked in the tunnels underneath Gobwin Knob. References the fictional corpse-reanimating chemical "trioxin" from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_of_the_Living_Dead_(film_series) ''Return of the Living Dead''] film series (which may in turn be a reference to the chemical [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1,3,5-Trioxane 1,3,5-Trioxane], a substance related to formaldehyde that is used by morticians).
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Words used in attacks, but may not necessarily be 'magic'.
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'''Van de Graaf''':  Used by Stanley in the fight with Transylvito. It is a very strong attack that sends the Chief Warlord of Transylvito [[Caesar Borgata]], and his bats, which count for heavy infantry thanks to bonuses, flying back. Uses lightning. References the Van de Graaf generators, or, a rock band by the same name. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_de_Graaf]
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'''LemonParty''':Used by Sizemore, read from a scroll. The first in a series of (extremely obscene) 4chan references. Due to the Not safe for work nature, no link will be provided. Of note, it seems that they are examples of shockmancy, as no other examples of this magic have been seen, and, they are 'shocking,' to say the least.{{Erf|1|127}}
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Revision as of 21:49, 13 May 2009

Proposed Canon

This is an alphabetical list of trigger words seen in the comic, and the assumed Real World reference that the trigger word evokes.

...Aggro:Used by Wanda Firebaugh to destroy much of Jetstone's airforce, including the Archon Jaclyn. References the act of getting a monsters attention in an mmorpg, example: attacking a boss to start the fight. It was used after Wanda uttered several well known gaming cheat codes that let the characters access what is known as God Mode in their respective games. Erf-b1-p095Same-site.PNG

Callahan's:Used by Maggie during the link up of Sizemore Rockwell and Wanda to uncroak the volcano near the end of book one. Could reference Callahan's Crosstime Saloon, a story where unique people gather in a bar owned by Callahan. Telepathy has happened in the saloon several times and it is an all or nothing ordeal. You either share all information with everyone or don't have telepathy and share nothing. Given the nature of Fusion magic, it appears to be the same type of all or nothing ordeal.

Crypsis: Used by Jack Snipe to hide himself, Stanley and several dwagons from Transylvito troops. References camouflage to hide from predators.

Ephedra: Used by Maggie to cure Parson's headache. References a herb that is used in Chinese medicine.

Hoboken:Used by MaggieErf-b1-p133Same-site.PNG as an offensive attack, but appears not very powerful. References hadoken from the Dragonball or Street Fighter series.

Hoffa: Used by Jillian Zamussels to activate a message hat and make a letter disappear[b1-010:9]. It is a reference to Jimmy Hoffa, who mysteriously disappeared in 1975.

Leverage; Synergy; Paradigm and others: Used by Charlies Archon's to fight the wounded dwagons. Like all of Archon spells, they are plays on management jargon. They are powerful attacks, but seem to be connected to what Jetstone paid for. Erf-b1-p121Same-site.PNG

Livingstone: Used by Prince Ansom to activate a message hat and make a letter appear. It is a reference to David Livingstone, who disappeared for six years before reappearing in a town in Tanzania.

Pozzolana: Used by Sizemore to rejuvenate a metal golem that proceeded to kill Webinar and his girlfriend. References a type of volcanic ash.

Scruby:Used by Wanda in the finding spell that grabbed Parson from our world to theirs. References Jack Scruby, who is considered the man who began miniature wargaming.

Trioxin:Used by Wanda Firebaugh to uncroak jetstone's units that were croaked in the tunnels underneath Gobwin Knob. References the fictional corpse-reanimating chemical "trioxin" from the Return of the Living Dead film series (which may in turn be a reference to the chemical 1,3,5-Trioxane, a substance related to formaldehyde that is used by morticians).

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