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For questions about Girl Genius, a long-running steampunk webcomic by Phil and Kaja Foglio, following the adventures of Agatha Heterodyne in a world mostly controlled (badly) by mad scientists and their insane experiments run amok.

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Why does Albia constantly change appearance?

In the webcomic Girl Genius, the queen of England, Albia, is a sort of "second-level Spark" who has achieved sufficient understanding that she no longer needs to build devices to mock the ...
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In "Girl Genius" novel "Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess", do the Van Rijn Muses contain human consciousnesses?

In Girl Genius, there were nine super-intelligent robot "Muses" that were made by the spark van Rijn for the Storm King. They are robots, but they can hold a human consciousness, as they did ...
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What differentiates a "Spark" from a "Scientist" in girl-genius

In Girl-Genius there are engineers, scientists, entomologists, machinists, biologists, technicians … and then there are sparks. How do you tell a spark from a non-spark? Is it a mark of the ...
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Has any Heterodyne tried the Jägerbräu?

For hundreds of years or longer, the Heterodynes used the Jägerbräu to produce superhuman soldiers. Now, the Bräu is hardly safe (at least a 90% fatality rate). However, we know that Sparks are ...
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Did Phil Foglio introduce the trope that platypuses don't do anything?

In Phineas and Ferb, the joke is that humans think platypuses don't do anything, and yet Perry is actually a secret agent. Even though "Perry doesn't do anything," they love him and he's important to ...
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Is Tarvek believing Gil to be descended from pirates canon?

So, I read a decent amount of Girl Genius fanfiction. And the lines blur pretty readily since the Foglios have leaked a lot of details about the backstory to fans that haven't reached the current ...
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Is the Dark O(ne) worshiped in Girl Genius?

In Castle Heterodyne there are instructions engraved in the stairs one should follow before gloating. One of them seems to be appease the Dark O(One?). It could simply be rule of funny, but there is ...
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What is the "thread incarnation of the Other"?

The Girl Genius wiki, in a footnote to its article on the Other, makes an extremely cryptic reference: WOG on a thread incarnation of the other. This suggests that Kaja or Phil Foglio at some ...
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What costumes are these characters wearing?

The characters at the rather eventful party shown in a recent Girl Genius comic appear to be wearing some rather eclectic costumes, but on further inspection they seem dressed as characters from well-...
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In Girl Genius, is it possible to slaver-wasp a Jägermonster?

In Girl Genius, one of the weapons of the Other, a universal enemy, is the "slaver wasp". It makes humans into one of two breeds of revenant, the shambler and the aware. One of the technical ...
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What is going on in other parts of the Girl-Genius world? [closed]

What is going on outside of Europe in the Girl-Genius world? There are mentions of England, and it being ruled by 'Albia', but do they still have their own globe-spanning empire? Is America dealing ...
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Are slaver wasps constructs or specially bred?

Is it ever clarified how the wasps came to be in the comics or the novels (I've recently re-read from the beginning and I didn't see anything). Are they a special sort of construct, or are they ...
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What did Lucretia need rescued from (Girl Genius)

So I'm rereading the webcomic of Girl-Genius for another time and I'm at the train depot part of the storyline, and I wanted to ask a question. What did Lucretia need rescued from in the following ...
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Was the child textbook human or construct/superhuman in girl-genius

Scope: After spending some time reading Girl-Genius web-comic I was convinced to buy the first two books (Agatha H. and the Airship City, Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess). I am enjoying reading ...
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Which sections of the webcomic/graphic novel are covered by "Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess" [duplicate]

After spending some time reading Girl-Genius web-comic I was convinced to buy the first book and I loved it! The book spanned the time from the beginning to when Agatha escaped the Airship City. ...
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Girl-Genius - who is Agatha's brother

In Girl Genius In the introduction to "Agatha H. and the Airship City", Given that: Who is her brother? Has that been "revealed" yet?
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Are there fluff chapters in the Agatha H. books that are consistent with web-comic "excursions"?

Reference to related question: link. After spending some time reading Girl-Genius web-comic I was convinced to buy the book. I've ordered what I think is the first book in my local bookstore (yay ...
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How does the Girl-Genius web-comic relate to the Agatha H. books?

After spending some time reading Girl-Genius web-comic I was convinced to buy the book. I've ordered what I think is the first book in my local bookstore (yay local) and it seems to relate to the ...
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When the Jägers discover Agatha in Girl Genius, to whom is Jenka reporting?

When the Jäger's first discover Agatha in Girl Genius, whom is Jenka reporting to (or, at least, seeking instruction from — she may not be in direct contact with whomever she's mentioning anymore)? ...
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When did Tarvek and Anevka first know about and participate in Aaronev's fatal experiments on Spark girls?

In Girl Genius, we know that by the time Agatha passes by Balan's Gap and falls into Aaronev's clutches, both Tarvek and Anevka are involved in his 'trapping' and the experimentation on Spark girls. ...
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Why was Gilgamesh Wulfenbach afraid of the slaver wasps?

Baron Wulfenbach took a hive engine aboard Castle Wulfenbach so he could study it. When it was activated, Gil and Agatha were trapped and herded toward it. Gil: We'll be taken over — and then ...
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What is Heterodyning?

Does Agatha Heterodyne whistle while she works? Here's one of the portrayals of Agatha heterodyning, from 6/6/07 (Volume 7): Very cool image, but I'm having trouble figuring out precisely what's ...
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Where does Krosp's hat come from?

When Tarvek comes to meet the Jäger generals (volume 12 page 81), he finds Krosp wearing a hat.                                   I have a feeling I've seen this hat before. Did we see it earlier ...
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