"Well well well! What have we here? A monster on the loose? My my my- We can't have that."

Click is an antagonist first introduced in Chapter 11 ("Ensemble") of The Property of Hate. He is an agent of Hate, sent to the Black Market to retrieve and/or kill RGB , and possibly retrieve Hero . It is interesting to note that he fires bullets made of _______, a sort of "anti-stuff".[2] He barely survived complete destruction in the Sea by leaving one eye behind in the market.[3]

Personality Edit

Little is known about Click's personality at this time, though he has been described as a "real hotshot"[4] by Dial, and "an ass"[5] by Modmad. He is often ruled by his temper, which can literally "blow his top" from pent-up rage. He also appears to have the habit of repeating words three times for emphasis,[6] and generally seems to have a flair for the dramatic, and does not directly attack RGB or Hero without some sort of speech or act of intimidation following it. The time he does shoot RGB without question, it is not fatally, and he then resumes his act while his target is incapacitated.

Appearance Edit

Click takes the form of a wind-up tin soldier with a blank, smiling face, the head of which can serve as a cannon. His arms can be reworked into multiple configurations, the two most notable being "arm" and "gun" and can also extend an alarming degree, allowing Click to "walk" at a very great height.[7] His hands, when not in use, rest on his shoulders and function as epaulets.[8] The is no official description as to how this configuration works and changes, and Modmad has admitted it doesn't strictly make sense, but it appears as though the barrel "sections" will "shift" along the arm as needed.[9] The front of his uniform disguises three mouths, all of which can speak simultaneously.[10] The sets of gold buttons alongside these mouths are also his true eyes.[11][12] One of these eyes was torn off of his uniform and shot into the rafters, making it the current only remaining piece of him after the rest was dissolved.[13] As a wind-up toy, he emits a clicking noise from the turning of his key.

Click's speech bubble is rectangular, pale blue, and may have up to three tails depending on how many mouths are speaking. Additionally, extra pale blue lines may surround this box. His voice is stated to sound sharp, metallic, and "echoey," like how a tin man should sound.[14]

Story Edit

We know little of Click's backstory, other than at a time prior to the beginning of the comic, RGB has, in some manner, "...murdered 'Me'".[15] Given the nature of their world, it is difficult to tell the exact meaning of this statement, although he does appear to wish revenge on RGB for it. These pages may also imply that Click may have been a former Hero.[16]

Click was sent to either kill or apprehend RGB in the Market, but seemed very set on the former. He walked past a hidden RGB and Hero as they entered the Market, and later gave chase as they tried to leave. RGB, cornered, riled Click to the point of practically exploding, and used the chance to pull off a crafty escape. When Click next found RGB, he shot him immediately through the shoulder, attracting the attention of the Market's denizens. His delay to question Hero as to why she would protect her guide causes him to be found by the Market Guardians, who allow RGB to be put on "trial", but do not allow Click to be the one to pass judgement. Hero is chosen to choose RGB's fate, as "the one who has been wronged most recently," and Click passes her his gun and goads her into killing him. When she refuses, throwing the gun into the sea, he becomes furious and tries to destroy them both. He is stopped by Magnus , who, among the rest of the crowd, has joined in together to pull back a long rope like a slingshot. When they let go, it catches Click and throws him into the sea wall, which dissolves him while he vows revenge on our protagonists.

When Hero and RGB leave the Market, the eye in the rafters is shown to still be alive. It dislodges itself from the wood and clatters onto a seller's table.[3]

Click's dialogue

Click's speech, including 3 tails and extra lines

Trivia Edit

  • Click's uniform is actually subtly different in design in Chapter 13 than in his introduction in Chapter 11, featuring two differently colored hats and a slightly different jacket design. This was not intentional.[17]
  • The first in-comic mention of his name was by Dial on page 246[18], but was actually first named in the update following his first appearance[19] in the tumblr tags of Modmad.
  • RGB at one point refers to Click as "My poor steadfast tin soldier."[20] The Steadfast Tin Soldier was a story by Hans Christian Anderson. This could also have been a stealthy foreshadowing to Click's demise, although Click was thrown into and destroyed by water rather than fire.
  • Click's last line of dialogue before being dissolved, "I'll get you, my pretty... And your little dog, too," is a direct reference to the iconic line in The Wizard of Oz, spoken by the Wicked Witch of the West, who, possibly not coincidentally, was also killed by water.
  • The same scene was also apparently based on a nightmare ModMad had once had.[21]
  • There may have been a post on Mod's blog somewhere stating that Click was once made of musical instruments, but this design was instead given to Melody and replaced with a design more fitting of a tin soldier.[22]
  • Click is the only character, aside from "Negative" RGB (introduced in namesake Chapter 6), to have a chapter named after him, "Click" being the title of Chapter 14.
  • His Hogwarts house would be Griffindor.[23]

References Edit

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  22. This editor cannot currently find the post, but is 98% sure that it exists and would be grateful to whomsoever can find it.