History Characters / MenageA3

19th Jul '17 8:34:05 AM Spindriver
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* UnwantedHarem: Gary moves quite rapidly from frustrated girlfriendless virgin to subject of interest for multiple women (including frustrated Amazonian sex goddess [=DiDi=], deranged otaku fantasy Yuki, misled gorgeous dim-bulb Sonya, super-high-maintenance -- and {{transsexual}} -- Senna, Amber the swirly-loving porn star, and model and geek idol Sandra), few of whom are keen to share him, and his inexperience and haplessness leave him ill-equipped to handle this. His oral skills cause much but not all of this trouble; he tends to go with the flow rather than doing much about his problems. See the discussion of this trope on [[Webcomic/MenageA3 the Main Page]] for details.

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* UnwantedHarem: Gary moves quite rapidly from frustrated girlfriendless virgin to subject of interest for multiple women (including frustrated Amazonian sex goddess [=DiDi=], deranged otaku fantasy Yuki, misled gorgeous dim-bulb Sonya, super-high-maintenance -- and {{transsexual}} -- Senna, Amber the swirly-loving [[{{Filth}} porn star, star]], and model and geek idol Sandra), few of whom are keen to share him, and his inexperience and haplessness leave him ill-equipped to handle this. His oral skills cause much but not all of this trouble; he tends to go with the flow rather than doing much about his problems. See the discussion of this trope on [[Webcomic/MenageA3 the Main Page]] for details.



* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: He hasn't said much about Yuki's childhood (yet), but his first reaction on Gary being introduced to him as Yuki's new boyfriend was to start talking marriage and babies in faintly creepy terms. And Yuki would doubtless be embarrassed by his porn work if she didn't simply hate it.

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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: He hasn't said much about Yuki's childhood (yet), but his first reaction on Gary being introduced to him as Yuki's new boyfriend was to start talking marriage and babies in faintly creepy terms. And Yuki would doubtless be embarrassed by his [[{{Filth}} porn work work]] if she didn't simply hate it.
16th Jul '17 3:24:19 AM Spindriver
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[[folder:Maura and Tess]]
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-> ''"Wow, ''all'' you losers came to watch us hand 'Girl Crush' their sorry asses?"''

Two students at Damien's wrestling school, who are subsequently seen fighting as a tag team ("The Tempests") against Roxie and Brandy. They later make friends with [=DiDi=] while training with her, and Maura snags a date with Gary. These two characters are a detailed ShoutOut; see the notes on that trope on [[Webcomic/MenageA3 the comic's main page]]. Tess is somewhat smarter, at least to the level of using three-syllable words and recognizing the obvious, while Maura is more of a {{ditz}} and a compulsive flirt (which leads her to get that date).

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-> ''"Wow, ''all'' ''"I don't know what that means, but I have a date tonight and you losers came to watch us hand 'Girl Crush' their sorry asses?"''

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don't, so..."''

Maura and her friend Tess are
students at Damien's wrestling school, who are subsequently seen fighting as a tag team TagTeam ("The Tempests") against Roxie and Brandy. They later make friends with [=DiDi=] while training with her, and Maura snags a date with Gary. These two characters are a detailed ShoutOut; see the notes on that trope on [[Webcomic/MenageA3 the comic's main page]]. Tess is somewhat smarter, at least to the level of using three-syllable words and recognizing the obvious, while Maura is more of a {{ditz}} compared to Tess (or by any standards) and a compulsive flirt (which leads her to get that date).



* TheDitz: Maura isn't terribly bright and is prone to silly accidents (such as knocking her date unconscious) while definitely being attractive (and blonde).



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Maura and Tess were schoolfriends who became a synchronized swimming team (to Olympic standards), switched to become a wrestling tag team, and share an apartment. Their friendship is strong enough to survive some mutual snark and a little competition for the same guy. See the July 6, 2017 strip (somewhat NSFW) for some of the possible ambiguities in that relationship.
* AnIcePerson[=/=]PlayingWithFire: Tess and Maura wrestle as [[StageNames "Frosti and Pyre"]], playing to these matched tropes, albeit purely as a visual and stylistic matter -- they don't actually have superhuman powers.
* [[OnlySaneWoman Only Sane Women]]: Mainly in relation to [=DiDi=]. They are among the few characters in the comic who don't seem to have their brains scrambled by her weird EvenGirlsWantHer sex appeal, they explain some aspects of wrestling to her clearly and usefully, and one of them even queries her tendency to PoirotSpeak. At other times, they're a bit more flaky -- especially Maura.
* PartsUnknown: Where they are billed as coming from.
* StageNames: "Frosti and Pyre" are far-from-covert ring names.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Maura and Tess were schoolfriends school friends who became a synchronized swimming team (to Olympic standards), switched to become a wrestling tag team, TagTeam, and share an apartment. Their friendship is strong enough to survive some mutual snark and a little competition for the same guy. See the July 6, 2017 strip (somewhat NSFW) for some of the possible ambiguities in that relationship.
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* AnIcePerson[=/=]PlayingWithFire: PlayingWithFire: Tess and Maura wrestle as [[StageNames "Frosti and Pyre"]], playing to these matched tropes, albeit purely as a visual and stylistic matter -- they don't actually have superhuman powers.
powers. Maura is "Pyre", using fire imagery.
* [[OnlySaneWoman Only Sane Women]]: Mainly OnlySaneWoman: Sometimes... Maura and Tess are mainly sane in relation to [=DiDi=]. They are among the few characters in the comic who don't seem to have their brains scrambled by her weird EvenGirlsWantHer sex appeal, they explain some aspects of wrestling to her clearly and usefully, and one of them even queries her tendency to PoirotSpeak. At other times, though, they're a bit more flaky -- especially Maura.
* PartsUnknown: Where they the Tempests are billed as coming from.
* StageNames: "Frosti and Pyre" are "Pyre" is a far-from-covert ring names.name.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Tess has blue hair, likely because she's the [[AnIcePerson Ice Person]] of the duo. However, due to the black and white art style this was completely unknown until [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/do_you_eat_french_toast this strip.]][[note]]Well, if one had seen color art of the character to whom she's an obvious ShoutOut, it wasn't hard to guess.[[/note]]



* {{Face}}[=/=]{{Heel}}: When first seen wrestling in the comic, Roxie's persona is that of a face, albeit maybe tending to the "rebel" version. However, at the end of that match, she performs a classic wrestling FaceHeelTurn, attacking her own tag team partner.

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* {{Face}}[=/=]{{Heel}}: When first seen wrestling in the comic, Roxie's persona is that of a face, albeit maybe tending to the "rebel" version. However, at the end of that match, she performs a classic wrestling FaceHeelTurn, attacking her own tag team TagTeam partner.



[[folder:Tracy]]
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-> ''"Audio engineer student, but tuition fees are high, so on the side, I do a little, ummmm, crowdfunded R-rated video performance."''

Tracy is an audio engineering student with an internship at Dark Matter Games, who moonlights as a webcam girl to pay the bills. (Although she hangs out with professional porn actresses, she claims that her own performances are only "R-rated" -- though that might be questionable.) Tracy first meets Gary through Amber and Chanelle's porn actress friends, then encounters him again when he shows up for a job interview at Dark Matter. She can be a bit fanatical about games.

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-> ''"Audio engineer student, but tuition fees are high, so on the side, I do a little, ummmm, crowdfunded R-rated video performance.''"You and your competitive flirting instinct..."''

Tracy is an audio engineering A student at Damien's wrestling school, subsequently seen fighting alongside her friend Maura as a TagTeam ("The Tempests") against Roxie and Brandy. Tess and Maura later make friends with an internship at Dark Matter Games, who moonlights as a webcam girl to pay the bills. (Although she hangs out [=DiDi=] while training with professional porn actresses, she claims her. These two characters are a detailed ShoutOut; see the notes on that her own performances are only "R-rated" -- though that might be questionable.) Tracy first meets Gary through Amber trope on [[Webcomic/MenageA3 the comic's main page]]. Tess is somewhat smarter than Maura, at least to the level of using three-syllable words and Chanelle's porn actress friends, then encounters him again when he shows up for recognizing the obvious, although she gets a job interview at Dark Matter. She can be a bit fanatical little ditzy about games.her desire for Damien.



* BlackAndNerdy: Tracy is black, an engineering student, and an enthusiastic gamer. [[AvertedTrope However]], she's also cute even by [[GenericCuteness the standards of this comic]] and socially fairly competent and charming (so long as you don't insult her favorite games).
* DarkSecret: It's not ''very'' dark, but she really doesn't want her colleagues at Dark Matter to know about her other job.
* GamerGirl: Tracy is very serious about gaming; in a room full of porn stars exploring Gary's sexual party trick, she gets distracted by his games hardware. Perhaps a little eccentrically, her declared favorite game is ''[[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball]]'' (for "the gameplay, the over-the-top sexy characters, the cheesy jiggle physics..."). Her obsession with that game plays havoc with her initial OnlySaneWoman image.
* HiddenDepths: The fact that Tracy, who initially appears to be one of a gaggle of porn stars, is actually a trainee audio engineer (and part-time camgirl) isn't actually hidden -- but she also turns out to have some talent as a hair stylist. When she says that she can make Eulice look decades younger, she delivers. The normally grumpy Eulice is so impressed that she ''gives Gary money'' so he "can take that sweet girl somewhere nice."
* ManipulativeBitch: PlayedWith. More than once, in the course of convoluted comedy plots, she manipulates Gary into sex-related activities he really isn't into (although on at least one occasion, she honestly misunderstands his thinking). The complication is that surely only ''Gary'' would be stupid enough to fall for her manipulations -- a saner person would tell her to get lost -- and anyway, he's so obliging she could probably achieve the same results by just asking.
* TheNotLoveInterest: She's the only woman under the age of 50 regularly in Gary's life who ''does not want'' to get into Gary's pants or experience "the swirly." (Even Zii occasionally gets curious.)
* TokenMinority: Tracy is the only black character with any kind of substantial role in the comic.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Starting from "Gary giving Jim a blowjob" arc, she comes across as ridiculously pushy and sexually manipulative, bouncing Gary into sexual activities that he never really wants and that look borderline nonconsensual.

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* BlackAndNerdy: Tracy is black, an engineering student, FanGirl: Both Tess and Maura show an enthusiastic gamer. [[AvertedTrope However]], admiration for Lynn that verges on the worrying.
* {{Heel}}: Maura and Tess are still learning the wrestling game, and can be quite sweet when encountered in the gym, but in the ring, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/in_their_sweet_ride they play the heels quite well and apparently enthusiastically.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Maura and Tess were school friends who became a synchronized swimming team (to Olympic standards), switched to become a wrestling TagTeam, and share an apartment. Their friendship is strong enough to survive some mutual snark and a little competition for the same guy. See the July 6, 2017 strip (somewhat NSFW) for some of the possible ambiguities in that relationship.
* AnIcePerson: Tess and Maura wrestle as [[StageNames "Frosti and Pyre"]], using "ice and fire" imagery, albeit purely as a visual and stylistic matter -- they don't actually have superhuman powers. Tess is the "ice" element of the pairing.
* OnlySaneWoman: Both Maura and Tess seem exceptionally sane in relation to [=DiDi=]. They are among the few characters in the comic who don't seem to have their brains scrambled by her weird EvenGirlsWantHer sex appeal, they explain some aspects of wrestling to her clearly and usefully, and they even query her tendency to PoirotSpeak. At other times, Maura is rather more flaky, leaving Tess to play the sane role.
* PartsUnknown: Where the Tempests are billed as coming from.
* StageNames: "Frosti" is Tess's far-from-covert ring name.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Tess has blue hair, likely because
she's also cute even by [[GenericCuteness the standards [[AnIcePerson Ice Person]] of this comic]] and socially fairly competent and charming (so long as you don't insult her favorite games).
* DarkSecret: It's not ''very'' dark, but she really doesn't want her colleagues at Dark Matter to know about her other job.
* GamerGirl: Tracy is very serious about gaming; in a room full of porn stars exploring Gary's sexual party trick, she gets distracted by his games hardware. Perhaps a little eccentrically, her declared favorite game is ''[[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball]]'' (for "the gameplay,
the over-the-top sexy characters, Tempests. However, due to the cheesy jiggle physics..."). Her obsession with that game plays havoc with her initial OnlySaneWoman image.
* HiddenDepths: The fact that Tracy, who initially appears to be one of a gaggle of porn stars, is actually a trainee audio engineer (and part-time camgirl) isn't actually hidden -- but she also turns out to have some talent as a hair stylist. When she says that she can make Eulice look decades younger, she delivers. The normally grumpy Eulice is so impressed that she ''gives Gary money'' so he "can take that sweet girl somewhere nice."
* ManipulativeBitch: PlayedWith. More than once, in the course of convoluted comedy plots, she manipulates Gary into sex-related activities he really isn't into (although on at least one occasion, she honestly misunderstands his thinking). The complication is that surely only ''Gary'' would be stupid enough to fall for her manipulations -- a saner person would tell her to get lost -- and anyway, he's so obliging she could probably achieve the same results by just asking.
* TheNotLoveInterest: She's the only woman under the age of 50 regularly in Gary's life who ''does not want'' to get into Gary's pants or experience "the swirly." (Even Zii occasionally gets curious.)
* TokenMinority: Tracy is the only
black and white art style this was completely unknown until [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/do_you_eat_french_toast this strip.]][[note]]Well, if one had seen color art of the character with any kind of substantial role in the comic.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Starting from "Gary giving Jim a blowjob" arc, she comes across as ridiculously pushy and sexually manipulative, bouncing Gary into sexual activities that he never really wants and that look borderline nonconsensual.
to whom she's an obvious ShoutOut, it wasn't hard to guess.[[/note]]



[[folder:Yuki]]
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-> ''"So I guess now she equates a guy's ... little guy ... with the helplessness of her father's female protagonists?"''

Yuki Oyama is Zii's ex-girlfriend and StalkerWithACrush. She has a complex involving phallic tentacles and, thanks to this, initially DoesNotLikeMen, even though it becomes clear that Zii is right to say that she's attracted to them on some level. Yuki is a wannabe manga writer who used a mixture of blackmail and [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey Gary's crush on her]] to get an artist for her work; she is also a competent drummer.

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-> ''"So ''"Audio engineer student, but tuition fees are high, so on the side, I guess now she equates do a guy's ... little guy ... little, ummmm, crowdfunded R-rated video performance."''

Tracy is an audio engineering student
with an internship at Dark Matter Games, who moonlights as a webcam girl to pay the helplessness of bills. (Although she hangs out with professional porn actresses, she claims that her father's female protagonists?"''

Yuki Oyama is Zii's ex-girlfriend and StalkerWithACrush. She has a complex involving phallic tentacles and, thanks to this, initially DoesNotLikeMen, even
own performances are only "R-rated" -- though it becomes clear that Zii is right to say that she's attracted to them on some level. Yuki is a wannabe manga writer who used a mixture of blackmail might be questionable.) Tracy first meets Gary through Amber and [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey Gary's crush on her]] to get an artist Chanelle's porn actress friends, then encounters him again when he shows up for her work; she is also a competent drummer.job interview at Dark Matter. She can be a bit fanatical about games.



* BlackAndNerdy: Tracy is black, an engineering student, and an enthusiastic gamer. [[AvertedTrope However]], she's also cute even by [[GenericCuteness the standards of this comic]] and socially fairly competent and charming (so long as you don't insult her favorite games).
* DarkSecret: It's not ''very'' dark, but she really doesn't want her colleagues at Dark Matter to know about her other job.
* GamerGirl: Tracy is very serious about gaming; in a room full of porn stars exploring Gary's sexual party trick, she gets distracted by his games hardware. Perhaps a little eccentrically, her declared favorite game is ''[[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball]]'' (for "the gameplay, the over-the-top sexy characters, the cheesy jiggle physics..."). Her obsession with that game plays havoc with her initial OnlySaneWoman image.
* HiddenDepths: The fact that Tracy, who initially appears to be one of a gaggle of porn stars, is actually a trainee audio engineer (and part-time camgirl) isn't actually hidden -- but she also turns out to have some talent as a hair stylist. When she says that she can make Eulice look decades younger, she delivers. The normally grumpy Eulice is so impressed that she ''gives Gary money'' so he "can take that sweet girl somewhere nice."
* ManipulativeBitch: PlayedWith. More than once, in the course of convoluted comedy plots, she manipulates Gary into sex-related activities he really isn't into (although on at least one occasion, she honestly misunderstands his thinking). The complication is that surely only ''Gary'' would be stupid enough to fall for her manipulations -- a saner person would tell her to get lost -- and anyway, he's so obliging she could probably achieve the same results by just asking.
* TheNotLoveInterest: She's the only woman under the age of 50 regularly in Gary's life who ''does not want'' to get into Gary's pants or experience "the swirly." (Even Zii occasionally gets curious.)
* TokenMinority: Tracy is the only black character with any kind of substantial role in the comic.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Starting from "Gary giving Jim a blowjob" arc, she comes across as ridiculously pushy and sexually manipulative, bouncing Gary into sexual activities that he never really wants and that look borderline nonconsensual.
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-> ''"So I guess now she equates a guy's ... little guy ... with the helplessness of her father's female protagonists?"''

Yuki Oyama is Zii's ex-girlfriend and StalkerWithACrush. She has a complex involving phallic tentacles and, thanks to this, initially DoesNotLikeMen, even though it becomes clear that Zii is right to say that she's attracted to them on some level. Yuki is a wannabe manga writer who used a mixture of blackmail and [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey Gary's crush on her]] to get an artist for her work; she is also a competent drummer.
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Roxie's partner in the wrestling tag team "Girl Crush" and sometime lover, who takes the [[StageName ring name]] "Moxxy". (Roxie actually addresses her as "Moxx" quite frequently, even in private, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/show_her_the_ropes switching to "Brandy"]] as a sign of {{serious|Business}}ness -- a variant FirstNameUltimatum.) She is a clear ShoutOut to the character of Brandi Jones from Giz's previous comic, ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'', and may even represent a full IntercontinuityCrossover, although the personalities of the two characters aren't very similar.

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Roxie's partner in the wrestling tag team TagTeam "Girl Crush" and sometime lover, who takes the [[StageName ring name]] "Moxxy". (Roxie actually addresses her as "Moxx" quite frequently, even in private, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/show_her_the_ropes switching to "Brandy"]] as a sign of {{serious|Business}}ness -- a variant FirstNameUltimatum.) She is a clear ShoutOut to the character of Brandi Jones from Giz's previous comic, ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'', and may even represent a full IntercontinuityCrossover, although the personalities of the two characters aren't very similar.
14th Jul '17 8:50:10 AM Spindriver
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* CompetitionFreak: A mild case; [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/competitive-flirting-instinct Tess notes that Maura suffers from a "competitive flirting instinct"]] -- when she's in a room with several other women and one guy, she automatically tries to get a date with the guy.

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* CompetitionFreak: A mild case; [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/competitive-flirting-instinct Tess notes that Maura suffers from a "competitive flirting instinct"]] -- when she's in a room with several other women and one guy, she automatically tries to get a date with the guy. She herself [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/i-over-competed subsequently admits]] that she tends to "over-compete", leading her to shoot her mouth off catastrophically.
12th Jul '17 1:14:31 AM Spindriver
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Maura and Tess were schoolfriends who became a synchronized swimming team (to Olympic standards), switched to become a wrestling tag team, and share an apartment. Their friendship is strong enough to survive some mutual snark and a little competition for the same guy. [[http://www.ma3comic.com/comics/1499494364-mat20170706b.png However]] (NSFW)....

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Maura and Tess were schoolfriends who became a synchronized swimming team (to Olympic standards), switched to become a wrestling tag team, and share an apartment. Their friendship is strong enough to survive some mutual snark and a little competition for the same guy. [[http://www.ma3comic.com/comics/1499494364-mat20170706b.png However]] (NSFW)....See the July 6, 2017 strip (somewhat NSFW) for some of the possible ambiguities in that relationship.
12th Jul '17 1:09:15 AM Spindriver
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* LustObject: Matt seems to be able to inspire lust quite easily in a lot of people (such as other members of the cast of the musical in which Dillon appeared). He provokes truly ''obsessive'' lust in [=DiDi=] at the time when he is the focus of her orgasm obsession.

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* LustObject: Matt seems to be able to inspire lust quite easily in a lot of people (such as other members of the cast of the musical in which Dillon appeared).appears). He provokes truly ''obsessive'' lust in [=DiDi=] at the time when he is the focus of her orgasm obsession.



Two students at Damien's wrestling school, who are subsequently seen fighting as a tag team ("The Tempests") against Roxie and Brandy, and later make friends with [=DiDi=] while training with her. These two characters are a detailed ShoutOut; see the notes on that trope on [[Webcomic/MenageA3 the comic's main page]]. Tess is somewhat smarter, at least to the level of using three-syllable words and recognizing the obvious, while Maura is more of a {{ditz}} and a compulsive flirt (which leads her to get a date with Gary).

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Two students at Damien's wrestling school, who are subsequently seen fighting as a tag team ("The Tempests") against Roxie and Brandy, and Brandy. They later make friends with [=DiDi=] while training with her.her, and Maura snags a date with Gary. These two characters are a detailed ShoutOut; see the notes on that trope on [[Webcomic/MenageA3 the comic's main page]]. Tess is somewhat smarter, at least to the level of using three-syllable words and recognizing the obvious, while Maura is more of a {{ditz}} and a compulsive flirt (which leads her to get a date with Gary).that date).


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* UnknownRival: while on their first date, Maura and Gary encounter Peggy, and Gary's socially incompetent behavior leads Maura to see the other woman as her rival, and [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/you-will-not-outshine-me to try to one-up Peggy.]]
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Maura and Tess were schoolfriends who became a synchronized swimming team (to Olympic standards), switched to become a wrestling tag team, and share an apartment. Their friendship is strong enough to survive some mutual snark and a little competition for the same guy.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Maura and Tess were schoolfriends who became a synchronized swimming team (to Olympic standards), switched to become a wrestling tag team, and share an apartment. Their friendship is strong enough to survive some mutual snark and a little competition for the same guy. [[http://www.ma3comic.com/comics/1499494364-mat20170706b.png However]] (NSFW)....
26th Jun '17 5:13:33 AM Spindriver
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* HormoneAddledTeenager: Details of Gary's teenage years are somewhat shadowy, but he ''may'' have manifested this trope in an unattractive form. He claims to have been teased mercilessly and frustratingly by teenage girls, but he also admits to having been an Internet troll, so he may well have been a bit of a hormone-addled creep.

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* HormoneAddledTeenager: Details of Gary's teenage years are somewhat shadowy, but he ''may'' have manifested this trope in an unattractive form. He claims to have been teased mercilessly and frustratingly by teenage girls, but he also admits to having been an Internet troll, {{troll}}, so he may well have been a bit of a hormone-addled creep.
26th Jun '17 5:09:17 AM Spindriver
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* TheTease: Although she is apparently a virgin, Isabelle's manipulation technique involves a lot of flirting and eyelash-fluttering.



Junghan (Jung for short) is Gary's friend, who works in a comic-book store and agrees to hire Zii when she needs a job to keep from being evicted. He is also a keen hobbyist costume-maker, who keeps looking for excuses to make Zii wear his {{cosplay}} designs, and eventually ends up creating stage costumes for her band.

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Gary's friend Junghan (Jung for short) is Gary's friend, who works in a comic-book store and agrees to hire Zii when she needs a job to keep from being evicted. He is also a keen hobbyist costume-maker, who keeps looking for excuses to make Zii wear his {{cosplay}} designs, and eventually ends up creating stage costumes for her band.


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* TheGadfly: Jung clearly enjoys mocking and teasing people, but he never goes too far, and he's a good friend when it's really needed.
24th Jun '17 11:39:24 AM Spindriver
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Added DiffLines:

* CompetitionFreak: A mild case; [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/competitive-flirting-instinct Tess notes that Maura suffers from a "competitive flirting instinct"]] -- when she's in a room with several other women and one guy, she automatically tries to get a date with the guy.
22nd Jun '17 9:13:31 AM Spindriver
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[[folder:Matt]]
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-> ''"*Sigh* I guess I really am a bastard."''

Matthieu "Matt" Lanteigne is Gary's other former roommate and Dillon's boyfriend until Dillon catches him with a woman. Matt is an underwear model, and a bisexual with a mild taste for kinky sex, with above-average emotional intelligence by the standards of the comic.

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[[folder:Erik]]
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-> ''"*Sigh* I guess I really am a bastard."''

Matthieu "Matt" Lanteigne is Gary's other former roommate
''"Gary, could you pass me my jealous girlfriend?"''

Erik was originally one of [=DiDi=]'s boyfriends. He was nice
and Dillon's boyfriend until Dillon catches him all, but she wasn't entirely satisfied with a woman. Matt is an underwear model, (or by) him, and a bisexual with a mild taste dropped him like so many others. His role became much bigger when he started dating Zii. Later, for kinky sex, with above-average emotional intelligence by the standards reasons of the comic.plot, he started showing up in ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns''.



* TheCasanova: In his less self-aware phases, Matt is a very successful bisexual seducer who doesn't concern himself much with the consequences of his conquests. Apparently, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/one_thing_i_have_never_done the one thing he's never done with a woman]] is ''turn her down.''
* TheCharmer: Matt combines professional-model good looks with a good understanding of people, and is a reasonably nice guy when his worst impulses aren't in charge; while this aspect of his characterization isn't played up, he can get most people to like him despite his flaws. However, he tends to use his charm to fulfill [[TheCasanova his bisexual desires]], and when [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/even_better_than_glasses he turns it on Gary]] in the course of a plan that involves ''humiliating'' the other guy, he slips towards ManipulativeBastard territory.
* GagPenis: Senna implies (in Portuguese) that he's well-endowed, although she's maybe engaging in routine compliments at the time, and Dillon hints once or twice that Matt is fairly impressive. However, neither of them makes ... that big a thing of it.
* HeelRealization: Matt isn't entirely lacking in self-awareness; he admits to himself that the aftermaths of his relationships with both Dillon and Kiley reflect badly on him. His attempts to do better never seem to last, though.
* InHarmsWay: Matt originally seemed to be merely compulsively promiscuous, but it eventually became clear that his real problem is an addiction to danger in his sex life. This can explain his inability to stay faithful to one person, and why he never locks the door while having sex in the living room; in both situations, he maybe ''wants'' the chance of getting caught. It may also serve as an even deeper reason as to why he cheated on Dillon; by not telling Gary about their relationship over the course of those three months, they created an ongoing risk of Gary catching them in the act. So once Gary found out, Matt cheated on Dillon for a new thrill after the old one was gone. He certainly [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/it_was_gaming_night remembered the sense of danger from his first night with Dillon with pleasure,]] reacted to several minutes of very real danger of having his genitals maimed by Yuki, which had left him hyperventilating in fear, by engaging in enthusiastic animalistic sex with Kiley (who had put him in that danger in the first place). Apparently, risk ''really'' turns him on -- though not enough for him to want sex with Yuki...
* {{Jerkass}}: In the opening strips, Matt and Dillon completely shake up Gary's life, getting caught by him having sex in the living room, destroying his work table by having sex on top of it, and not telling him they are moving out until the last possible second, then leaving "just in case some of the strangers they invited over are axe murderers". And yet Matt outstrips Dillon handily -- not only cheating on Dillon with Sandra, but then seducing Dillon while on a date with her, then when the whole night goes to hell for pretty much the entire cast, winding up as the middle of a sandwich, with two of Dillon's cast-mates (one female, one male) as the bread. And he ''admits'' it, at least to himself. (For all his flaws, he does at least have some self-knowledge.) As another point against him, he's also so insecure about Gary's supposed superior sexual prowess that he seeks to set Gary up to be put down, just so he can feel good about himself again.
* LadykillerInLove: Though he hides it well, Matt is evidently more romantic than he likes to admit. His problems keeping his hands off Dillon are ''probably'' just lust, but his relationship with Kiley becomes closer than either wants to admit, and when she angrily walks out on him, the comic's graphics suggest that his heart is breaking. He quickly recovers to enjoy a threesome with [[spoiler:Gary and Peggy]], but the next morning, after they've both left and he's been reminded about Kiley, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/i_need_a_new_therapist_now he collapses]] into InelegantBlubbering. A few strips later, he's allowing himself a series of paper-thin rationalisations for visiting her.
* LoopholeAbuse: When Matt comes to believe that he's put Kiley off men for life by lying to her, which lead to them breaking up, he swears to himself that he'll get her back, and that he won't sleep with other women from now on. However, he ''is'' bisexual, so this ''doesn't'' put a stop to his sex life. (Anyway, he soon forgets the resolution completely.)
* LustObject: Matt seems to be able to inspire lust quite easily in a lot of people (such as other members of the cast of the musical in which Dillon appeared). He provokes truly ''obsessive'' lust in [=DiDi=] at the time when he is the focus of her orgasm obsession.
* MrFanservice: He's really ripped (after all, he's an underwear model) and the comic often shows him shirtless.
* NotGoodWithRejection: It's a one-off occurrence with him, but when his actions result in Kiley breaking up with him, perhaps for the first time in his life, Matt is deeply saddened over losing a girlfriend. He is repeatedly shown regretting and even crying over the loss, although he also apparently keeps forgetting himself and having sex with other people. On the other hand again, he asks at least two of those people to disguise themselves as Kiley...
* PetTheDog: Matt has more than one sympathetic moment:
** When he [[HeelRealization realizes he's been a jerk to Dillon]], he apparently stops trying to get into serious relationships for a while, sticking to people who are as casually sexual as he is. It doesn't last, though.
** Despite the falling-out with Dillon, he has a genuine friendship with Gary, consoling him when Gary doubts his heterosexuality, and helping him decide that he isn't gay. (However, he later forgets this friendship and schemes to humiliate Gary when his own ego is threatened.)
** During a guest appearance in ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', [[http://www.stickydillybuns.com/strips-sdb/i_am_a_manly_man he handles an encounter with a disguised Ruby kindly and with some grace.]]
** When Yuki keeps trying to get him into bed to practice suppressing her psychotic rages (in order to protect Gary, with whom she wants a serious relationship), Matt initially refuses, repeatedly, on the plausible grounds that he's likely to get his genitals crushed or ripped off. However, when he discovers the sad nature of her problem, and realises that she, like himself, suffers from weird hallucinations, he agrees to try and help her, despite the danger of serious injury.
* PlotPoweredStamina: After a night of mutually satisfactory sex, Peggy wakes him up by asking if he fancies "making it an even dozen" (and he agrees). This line is there for the joke, of course, but if she really means twelve acts of intercourse in one night ... well, that level of endurance could be considered a case of AnatomicallyImpossibleSex.
* {{Pride}}: He prides himself on his sexual prowess, and does not take it well when he believes that Gary of all people is better than him (see below).
* SelectiveObliviousness: Matt's denial of the nature of [[LadykillerInLove his relationship with Kiley]] gets rather obvious by [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/just_in_mutual_therapy strip #1001.]]
-->'''Matt:''' Don't worry, Kiley. We are just in mutual therapy, like you said. We're not a couple.\\
'''Kiley:''' K.\\
'''Matt:''' By the way, we're low on bread and milk.\\
'''Kiley:''' And bottles of laundry detergent. Let's stop by the market to pick up a couple.
* SexGod: Matt probably comes as close to this status as is ''realistically'' feasible. He's just plain very good at sex, and proud of it. Even he can't bring [=DiDi=] to orgasm, but she still says that he's better than all of her previous lovers combined. (Also, there were a number of unexpected problems there, ranging from Yuki delivering a ''particularly'' vigorous kick to his crotch to [=DiDi=] mistakenly applying [[FireBreathingDiner Tabasco sauce]] to his crotch rather than vegetable oil, to ... well ... see UnknownRival, below.)
* UnknownRival: After [=DiDi=] calls out Gary's name while having sex with Matt, Matt develops a bit of a complex about his sexual prowess compared to Gary's. This is exacerbated when Peggy admits that she only hooked up with Matt because she mistook him for Gary. Gary himself has no idea at the time that Matt feels this way, though he finds out something of what is going on when Matt's subsequent plan comes to a climax.
* YourCheatingHeart: Just ask Dillon. Matt ''maybe'' seeks to reform later.

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* TheCasanova: In CoolShades: Erik rarely if ever takes his less self-aware phases, Matt is shades off, and definitely has a very successful bisexual seducer who doesn't concern himself much cool image. It's possible that he works at this consciously, with the consequences of shades as a prop; his conquests. Apparently, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/one_thing_i_have_never_done cool does crack a little occasionally.
* EarlyBirdCameo: The guy that [=DiDi=] left
the one thing he's never done park with in year 1 came back.
* FlatCharacter: He's
a woman]] is ''turn her down.''
* TheCharmer: Matt combines professional-model good looks with a good understanding of people, and is a reasonably
nice guy when his worst impulses aren't in charge; while this aspect enough fellow, but a lot of his characterization isn't played up, he can readers have had trouble thinking of anything to say about him beyond that.
* GenreSavvy: Compared to everyone else's odd views on how to
get most people to like him despite his flaws. However, he tends to use his charm to fulfill [[TheCasanova his bisexual desires]], and when [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/even_better_than_glasses he turns it on Gary]] in the course of a plan that involves ''humiliating'' the other guy, he slips towards ManipulativeBastard territory.
* GagPenis: Senna implies (in Portuguese) that he's well-endowed, although she's maybe engaging in routine compliments at the time, and Dillon hints once or twice that Matt is fairly impressive. However, neither of them makes ... that big a thing of it.
* HeelRealization: Matt isn't entirely lacking in self-awareness; he admits to himself that the aftermaths of his
relationships with both Dillon and Kiley reflect badly on him. to work.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy:
His attempts to do better never seem to last, though.
* InHarmsWay: Matt originally seemed to be merely compulsively promiscuous, but it eventually became clear that his real problem is an addiction to danger in his sex life. This can explain his inability to stay faithful to one person, and why he never locks the door while having sex in the living room; in both situations, he maybe ''wants'' the chance of getting caught. It may also serve as an even deeper reason as to why he cheated on Dillon;
look at all times, {{lampshaded|Trope}} by not telling Gary about their relationship over the course of those three months, they created an ongoing risk of Gary catching them in the act. So once Gary found out, Matt cheated on Dillon for a new thrill after the old one was gone. He certainly Angel [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/it_was_gaming_night remembered the sense of danger from his first night with Dillon with pleasure,]] reacted to several minutes of very real danger of having his genitals maimed by Yuki, which had left him hyperventilating in fear, by engaging in enthusiastic animalistic sex with Kiley (who had put him in that danger in the first place). Apparently, risk ''really'' turns him on -- though not enough for him to want sex with Yuki...
* {{Jerkass}}: In the opening strips, Matt and Dillon completely shake up Gary's life, getting caught by him having sex in the living room, destroying his work table by having sex on top of it, and not telling him they are moving out until the last possible second, then leaving "just in case some of the strangers they invited over are axe murderers". And yet Matt outstrips Dillon handily -- not only cheating on Dillon with Sandra, but then seducing Dillon while on a date with her, then when the whole night goes to hell for pretty much the entire cast, winding up as the middle of a sandwich, with two of Dillon's cast-mates (one female, one male) as the bread. And he ''admits'' it, at least to himself. (For all his flaws, he does at least have some self-knowledge.) As another point against him, he's also so insecure about Gary's supposed superior sexual prowess that he seeks to set Gary up to be put down, just so he can feel good about himself again.
* LadykillerInLove: Though he hides it well, Matt is evidently more romantic than he likes to admit. His problems keeping his hands off Dillon are ''probably'' just lust, but his relationship with Kiley becomes closer than either wants to admit, and when she angrily walks out on him, the comic's graphics suggest that his heart is breaking. He quickly recovers to enjoy a threesome with [[spoiler:Gary and Peggy]], but the next morning, after they've both left and he's been reminded about Kiley, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/i_need_a_new_therapist_now he collapses]] into InelegantBlubbering. A few strips later, he's allowing himself a series of paper-thin rationalisations for visiting her.
* LoopholeAbuse: When Matt comes to believe that he's put Kiley off men for life by lying to her, which lead to them breaking up, he swears to himself that he'll get her back, and that he won't sleep with other women from now on. However, he ''is'' bisexual, so this ''doesn't'' put a stop to his sex life. (Anyway, he soon forgets the resolution completely.)
* LustObject: Matt seems to be able to inspire lust quite easily in a lot of people (such as other members of the cast of the musical in which Dillon appeared). He provokes truly ''obsessive'' lust in [=DiDi=] at the time when he is the focus of her orgasm obsession.
* MrFanservice: He's really ripped (after all, he's an underwear model) and the comic often shows him shirtless.
* NotGoodWithRejection: It's a one-off occurrence with him, but when his actions result in Kiley breaking up with him, perhaps for the first time in his life, Matt is deeply saddened over losing a girlfriend. He is repeatedly shown regretting and even crying over the loss, although he also apparently keeps forgetting himself and having sex with other people. On the other hand again, he asks at least two of those people to disguise themselves as Kiley...
* PetTheDog: Matt has more than one sympathetic moment:
** When he [[HeelRealization realizes he's been a jerk to Dillon]], he apparently stops trying to get into serious relationships for a while, sticking to people who are as casually sexual as he is. It doesn't last, though.
** Despite the falling-out with Dillon, he has a genuine friendship with Gary, consoling him when Gary doubts his heterosexuality, and helping him decide that he isn't gay. (However, he later forgets this friendship and schemes to humiliate Gary when his own ego is threatened.)
** During a guest appearance in ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', [[http://www.
stickydillybuns.com/strips-sdb/i_am_a_manly_man he handles an encounter with a disguised Ruby kindly and with some grace.com/strips-sdb/i_am_not_jealous here.]]
** When Yuki keeps trying to get him into bed to practice suppressing her psychotic rages (in order to protect Gary, with whom she wants * NiceGuy: Certainly amiable and even-tempered, if maybe a serious relationship), Matt initially refuses, repeatedly, little dull.
* NoNameGiven: His last name has never been revealed.
* SpoiledSweet: A male version,
on the plausible grounds that he's likely to get available evidence.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To
his genitals crushed or ripped off. However, when he discovers the sad nature of her problem, and realises that she, like himself, suffers from weird hallucinations, he agrees to try and help her, despite the danger of serious injury.
* PlotPoweredStamina: After a night of mutually satisfactory sex, Peggy wakes him up by asking if he fancies "making it an
sister, ''Erika'', even dozen" (and he agrees). This line is there for down to the joke, of course, sunglasses.
* SunglassesAtNight: He has maybe taken his glasses off once or twice,
but if she really means twelve acts of intercourse in one night ... well, that level of endurance could be considered a case of AnatomicallyImpossibleSex.
* {{Pride}}: He prides himself
he leaves them on his sexual prowess, and does not take it well when he believes that Gary of all people is better than him (see below).
* SelectiveObliviousness: Matt's denial of the nature of [[LadykillerInLove his relationship with Kiley]] gets rather obvious by [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/just_in_mutual_therapy strip #1001.]]
-->'''Matt:''' Don't worry, Kiley. We are just in mutual therapy, like you said. We're not
during a couple.\\
'''Kiley:''' K.\\
'''Matt:''' By the way, we're low on bread and milk.\\
'''Kiley:''' And bottles of laundry detergent. Let's stop by the market to pick up a couple.
* SexGod: Matt probably comes as close to this status as is ''realistically'' feasible. He's just plain very good at sex, and proud of it. Even he can't bring [=DiDi=] to orgasm, but she still says that he's better than all of her previous lovers combined. (Also, there were a number of unexpected problems there, ranging from Yuki delivering a ''particularly'' vigorous kick to his crotch to [=DiDi=] mistakenly applying [[FireBreathingDiner Tabasco sauce]] to his crotch rather than vegetable oil, to ... well ... see UnknownRival, below.)
* UnknownRival: After [=DiDi=] calls out Gary's name while having sex with Matt, Matt develops a bit of a complex about his sexual prowess compared to Gary's. This is exacerbated when Peggy admits that she only hooked up with Matt because she mistook him for Gary. Gary himself has no idea at the time that Matt feels this way, though he finds out something of what is going on when Matt's subsequent plan comes to a climax.
* YourCheatingHeart: Just ask Dillon. Matt ''maybe'' seeks to reform later.
movie, sleep, or sex.



[[folder:Jung]]
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-> ''"Hey, I don't judge. Well, that's not true ... but I wouldn't judge '''this.'''"''

Junghan (Jung for short) is Gary's friend, who works in a comic-book store and agrees to hire Zii when she needs a job to keep from being evicted. He is also a keen hobbyist costume-maker, who keeps looking for excuses to make Zii wear his {{cosplay}} designs, and eventually ends up creating stage costumes for her band.

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[[folder:Jung]]
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[[folder:Isabelle]]
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-> ''"Hey, I don't judge. Well, ''"Wow... No one has ever said something so cool about me. That's ... that's so sweet... Really sweet. But '''she's''' the rock star. And I may not true ... but I wouldn't judge '''this.'''"''

Junghan (Jung for short) is Gary's friend,
get this chance again. You understand, right?"''

A girl
who works in a comic-book store Gary, Zii, and agrees to hire Zii when Yvan meet in an indie rock bar. The fact that she needs a job to keep deliberately models her hairstyle on Zii's should be the first clue, or maybe warning sign, about her; she rapidly progresses from being evicted. He is also a keen hobbyist costume-maker, who keeps looking simple {{Fangirl}}[=/=]groupie gushing to becoming yet another StalkerWithACrush targeting Zii, and successfully manipulates Zii into teaching her to play guitar, despite Zii having the sense to be worried about her for excuses once. Her delusions about Zii's level of stardom take her close to make {{Cloudcuckoolander}} status. Isabelle says that people can call her "Izz", but that may well be [[IJustWantToBeYou just another symptom of her crush]]; her resemblance to Zii wear his {{cosplay}} designs, and eventually ends up creating stage costumes for her band.is superficial, though, or she'd rate as an OddballDoppelganger.



* DrivesLikeCrazy: Even before her first appearance, she's had her learner driver's license suspended for reckless driving. [[FearlessFool She clearly hasn't learned anything from this]].
-->'''Gary:''' F-f-f-first time I ever did Highway 40 in reverse.\\
'''Isabelle:''' Not ''my'' fault Zii's rearview mirror is broken! How else could I talk to you in the backseat and still see the road?!
* {{Fangirl}}: Her reaction to Zii starts at "enthusiastic" and goes up from there, hitting [[StalkerWithACrush scary levels]] after a couple of hours.
* HypocriticalHumor: "We can't have crazies stalking her, right? Which reminds me, I need to add her address to my contacts. Do you know her full name? Including middle name, and her mom's maiden name? And do you know her cell number? That would be really useful. Any siblings? Cousins? Pets? What's her favorite food?"
* IJustWantToBeYou: Her attitude to Zii, though she's more fannish than envious, and more open about it than is normal for the trope, at least accidentally. She admits the fact to Zii in [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/what_would_make_you_happy strip #993 (March 03, 2015),]] then corrects her words to "be ''like'' you".
* ManipulativeBitch: Don't let her {{fangirl}} attitude fool you; this girl has serious skill at manipulating people, largely by presuming on their politeness and then not giving them the chance to qualify their offers.
* NoNameGiven: She first appears in strip #972, but for some reason, her name isn't mentioned until #988, although she appears in most of the intervening strips. This is probably just because the story doesn't call for it, but the fact that she can shorten it to "Izz" has some plot significance, and the omission does allow a small, cute exchange between her and Gary when he finally asks. Anyway, there was a fair amount of odd fan speculation during that gap.
* OffscreenTeleportation: She gets from somewhere behind Gary and Zii to inside their house ahead of them, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/make_it_in_one_piece without visibly passing through the doorway.]]
* StalkerWithACrush: Several characters in the comic fit this trope to some extent -- see [[Webcomic/MenageA3 the notes on the main page]] -- but Isabelle is probably the most worryingly ''realistic'' example, as she quite literally [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/deserve_the_best_of_everything breaks into the apartment to make Zii breakfast,]] wants to be nicknamed "Izz", and takes the liberty of changing the lock on the apartment door and getting herself a key.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jung]]
[[quoteright:125:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ma3cast_junghan_7969.png]]

-> ''"Hey, I don't judge. Well, that's not true ... but I wouldn't judge '''this.'''"''

Junghan (Jung for short) is Gary's friend, who works in a comic-book store and agrees to hire Zii when she needs a job to keep from being evicted. He is also a keen hobbyist costume-maker, who keeps looking for excuses to make Zii wear his {{cosplay}} designs, and eventually ends up creating stage costumes for her band.
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[[folder:Yuki]]
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-> ''"So I guess now she equates a guy's ... little guy ... with the helplessness of her father's female protagonists?"''

Yuki Oyama is Zii's ex-girlfriend and StalkerWithACrush. She has a complex involving phallic tentacles and, thanks to this, initially DoesNotLikeMen, even though it becomes clear that Zii is right to say that she's attracted to them on some level. Yuki is a wannabe manga writer who used a mixture of blackmail and [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey Gary's crush on her]] to get an artist for her work; she is also a competent drummer.

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[[folder:Yuki]]
[[folder:Kiley]]
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-> ''"So ''"It's no use... I guess now she equates a guy's ... little guy ... can't compete with the helplessness of her father's female protagonists?"''

these '''gargantuan melons!''' All I have are these '''nothing boobs''' and ... my '''brain...'''"''

Kiley Shefford is Yuki's underqualified therapist, who also ends up providing similarly dubious but sometimes oddly successful therapy to several other characters. Initially introduced in a [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20090926.html one-off gag,]] Kiley [[AscendedExtra grows]] into a larger role by offering to [[HollywoodPsych "Fix Yuki's Brain"]] so
Yuki Oyama is Zii's ex-girlfriend and StalkerWithACrush. She has a complex involving phallic tentacles and, thanks to this, initially DoesNotLikeMen, even though it becomes clear that Zii is right to say that she's attracted to them on some level. Yuki is a wannabe manga writer who used a mixture of blackmail and [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey Gary's crush on her]] to get an artist for her work; she is also a competent drummer.can pursue Gary more effectively.



* AgeInappropriateDress: Yuki is a twenty-something woman who dresses to emphasize her innate cuteness -- in "schoolgirl-style" short skirts, with her hair in bunches. (Her style might be considered less inappropriate in her native Japan than in Canada.)
* AllTakeAndNoGive: The benefits of her initial relationship with Gary are extremely one-sided. (It pisses Amber right the hell off.) Yuki does eventually realize this and breaks up with him.
* AsianAirhead: Type Two. Yuki has decent looks and apparently some money (her father is very successful in his career, and she appears to get by without a full-time job, suggesting that he subsidizes her), and she isn't especially bright. (Her thinking can be [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} weird]], although she isn't actually ''notably'' dumb by the comic's standards.) However, she doesn't have especially extensive social relationships, and she is merely childish, not functionally retarded, so she averts those aspects of the trope.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Sonya, at least by implication [[spoiler:for a long time, then resolved spectacularly.]]
* BerserkButton: [[strike:Male nudity]] [[InsistentTerminology TENTACLES]]. [[spoiler:Eventually apparently fixed.]]
* ButNotTooForeign: Yuki is Nippo-Canadian, though her Canadian mother was of Japanese descent too.
* CharacterDevelopment: Trying to get over her penis-phobia has the effect of making her a nicer and less violent person. Not necessarily ''nice,'' or non-violent, [[TookALevelInKindness just nicer.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She's ''very'' impulsive and just all-round strange, in an [[ItsAllAboutMe egocentric]] way, seeming to see herself as the heroine of a romance manga.
** When she wakes up in bed with Sonya (for reasons on which neither of them are actually clear), she accuses Sonya of taking away her "precious innocence", despite the fact that, as Sonya points out, she's been sexually active for years. This [[HairTriggerTemper annoys her]] -- and then [[SlapSlapKiss things get weird]].
** Later, after she first has full sexual intercourse with Gary, she only has hazy memories of the act (thanks to having been in one of her psychotic fugue states) -- but she convinces herself that it was passionate [[IdealizedSex "Lovemaking to make the gods weep!"]] Actually, she was insanely violent and nearly throttled Gary.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Originally (and mostly before the comic begins) with Zii, and subsequently while pursuing or dating Gary.
* CuteAndPsycho: Her "psycho" side is mostly played for comedy, showing up in brief bursts of violence mostly screened by amnesia, and she has a FreudianExcuse. But given that her capacity for violence is independent of her romantic inclinations, she probably demonstrates this trope more than, say, the {{Yandere}} label. Matt, who has an all-too-clear understanding of her dangerous flakiness, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/i_thought_this_would_help is terrified of her]], despite his adrenaline addiction.
* DefiledForever: In strip #905 (June 28, 2014; NSFW), Yuki invokes this trope when she thinks that Sonya must have done "{{ecchi}}" things to her in her sleep. As Sonya snarkily points out, given her sexual history, this is less than rational -- but Yuki ''is'' a [[DramaQueen deranged romantic]].
* DoesNotLikeMen: Due to having been exposed to so much of her father's tentacle [[{{Hentai}} porn]] as a child, she hallucinates tentacles in place of penises, and adopts a pose of [[StrawFeminist half-baked feminism]] to justify her aversion to men. However, she slowly warms to Gary and eventually falls in love with him. She even tries to get over her penis-phobia as a result, and eventually succeeds to some extent. Unfortunately, she still suffers from a tendency to violent fugues, making her first time with Gary very rough on him.
* DramaQueen: Yuki is usually exuberant, at the very least, and occasionally downright dramatic in an [[ItsAllAboutMe egocentric]] way that may owe a lot to manga romances. She jumps to the conclusion that [=DiDi=] is tragically in love with her on very little evidence, and when she wakes up in bed with Sonya, she not only assumes that they had sex, she bewails the loss of her "precious innocence".
* DualWielding: She hits Gary with a Hello Kitty doll in each hand after she catches him with his hands on Sonya's breasts.
* FreudianExcuse: The reason for her issues with men is her exposure as a little kid to her father's work; he was a famous {{Hentai}} artist, dubbed "The Tentacle King". (Initially, she wasn't even aware of the nature of her problem. When Gary covered up a naked man's crotch with his hands to stop her from {{Groin Attack}}ing him, she snaps out of "TENTACLLLLES!" mode and promptly asks "Hey, how come you've got your hands over that guy's junk?" In [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20100617.html a later strip]] she's absolutely dumbfounded to hear that she destroyed an entire store's worth of pornography, one thumb-through-a-TENTACLLLLE at a time.)
* FumblingTheGauntlet: When Yuki is trying to keep Sonya from getting her hands on Zii, Sonya points out Yuki isn't Zii's girlfriend but Gary's.
--> '''Yuki:''' It doesn't matter! You can't have her either!\\
'''Sonya:''' Oh yeah? Well, maybe I'll steal them '''both!'''
* GenkiGirl: To the point of ethnic stereotype at times.
* HairTriggerTemper: Yuki is highly irritable and quick to resort to violence.
* [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood Hilariously Neglectful Childhood]]: She was regularly traumatized by her father's work as a child, and he apparently didn't care enough to try to hide it. Eventually, Yuki's mother left him because of that.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: How she justifies hog-tying [=DiDi=] and spanking her, in an attempt to force [=DiDi=] to promise not to make any moves on Gary.
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20090512.html Yuki uses this with Gary]].
* IfItsYouItsOkay: Yuki develops a case of this toward Gary, as [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/start_crying seen here]], as a way of reconciling her bisexual impulses with her lesbian self-image.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Yuki is highly self-centered. For example, when [=DiDi=] tries to tell her that she wants Gary, Yuki first thinks that [=DiDi=] is in love with her, then somehow concludes that [=DiDi=] has the same problem (phallophobia) as herself. And after Gary starts giving her the Swirly-Go-Round, she has him do it multiple times in one day, never thinking to return any kind of physical affection until called on this by Sonya.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: The reason she [[spoiler:breaks up with Gary]].
* JapanesePoliteness: Actually, few people would consider Yuki terribly polite; all the men she's kicked in the crotch would certainly have arguments there. But she herself invokes the trope, combined with CanadaEh, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/double_polite here.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Character development seems to have her moving up the ladder from {{Jerkass}} towards this. Like so many other things with Yuki, however, this evolution is very much "two steps forward, one step back", and Gary [[{{TheChewToy}} suffers for it]].
* LoveEpiphany: She seems to have had one for Gary.
* MadLove: When she first appears, Yuki's feelings for Zii consist of an obsessive one-sided fixation, and her later approach to Gary isn't entirely rational either. She calms down a little when Kiley helps her recognize that she has a problem, but she's still prone to fixations and berserk jealous rages.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/that_was_tight When she realizes]] how her relationship with Gary [[AllTakeAndNoGive has turned out]]. This also leads to ItsAllMyFault when, after a nude [=DiDi=] and Sonya pop out of Gary's closet, she thinks her treatment of him has led him to cheat. (Strip #690, January 3, 2013, NSFW.)
* NotGoodWithRejection: Yuki is an egomaniac with a huge sense of entitlement and violent tendencies. Zii flees in the night because she thinks that's the only way to end their relationship, and Yuki then pursues her with scary determination. Her subsequent fixation on Gary doesn't allow much for rejection either.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Yuki is actually 24. It doesn't help that she's very immature, and always dresses like a schoolgirl.
* PetTheDog: Her relationship with Gary showed her at her selfish and borderline-abusive worst -- but then she suddenly ended it with a huge display of nobility, [[spoiler:passing Gary on to Sonya,]] and was next seen crying pathetically.
* PoirotSpeak: She speaks fluent English, but often uses Japanese idioms.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Yuki is a petite girl, but she's able to knock a guy out with one punch, or throw [[StatuesqueStunner [=DiDi=]]] over her head.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Although it might not necessarily be the ass, the location is pretty close by. When Yuki yells out "TENTACLLLLES!", ''run''.
* PsychoLesbian: Yuki plays {{stalker|WithACrush}} towards Zii, and makes life hell for Gary early in their acquaintanceship. However, the writers seem to be playing with this trope. Yuki has her FreudianExcuse, and she gradually comes to understand a little more about her own faults as her story progresses. At worst, she is a rather tame example -- more of a {{cute|AndPsycho}} {{clingy|JealousGirl}} {{tsundere}}. More to the point, she turns out actually to be, as Zii says early on, bisexual.
* SitcomArchNemesis to Sonya -- and the feeling is mutual. Initially, their enmity is at least somewhat justified, in that they are rivals for the affections of both Gary and Zii. However, by the time that they've joined Zii's band together, both have bedded Gary, and they've had a rather deranged affair, it's clear that their continued bickering is mostly fueled on Yuki's side by the way she sees life through an {{anime}}-tinted lens.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: She doesn't use the exact phrase, but the Japanese Yuki invokes the trope by implication. When [=DiDi=] finally says plainly she wants Gary to give her an orgasm, the previously frankfurter-phobic Yuki grabs said frankfurter, [[OoCIsSeriousBusiness takes a big bite out of it]] and fixes the French Amazon with [[DeathGlare a deadly look.]] And with [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/do_me_a_favor a gut punch and judo flip,]] takes [=DiDi=] [[CurbStompBattle down.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: She becomes significantly less violent and self-involved over the course of the strip (though she still has a ''lot'' of issues).
* {{Tsundere}}: [[GenkiGirl She]] has [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20090922.html some]] [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20100304.html tendencies]] [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20100501.html this]] [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20110407.html way]]. She can look like a bit of a deconstruction though -- she's [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20101127.html somewhat aware]] how batshit she comes off to people. That last link could even count as a HeelRealization -- but not a very effective one. She gets [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/that_was_tight a bigger one much later]], but still attempts at least one more [[ZanyScheme inept plan]] before she really comes to accept that she has a serious problem.
* UnknownRival: While she was dating Gary, Amber swore to break them up because of Yuki's maltreatment of him. However, because Amber accidentally issued the challenge to the wrong person, Yuki never actually knew about this.
* UnstoppableRage: A non-heroic form. Yuki has not only felled countless men with {{groin attack}}s when berserk, she decked the Amazonian [=DiDi=], admittedly by surprise, when angered.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Part of her style when she dresses to play up the cute.

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* AgeInappropriateDress: Yuki is a twenty-something woman who dresses to emphasize her innate cuteness -- in "schoolgirl-style" short skirts, with her hair in bunches. (Her style might be considered less inappropriate in her native Japan than in Canada.)
* AllTakeAndNoGive:
ACupAngst: The benefits whole point of her initial relationship with Gary are extremely one-sided. (It pisses Amber right the hell off.) Yuki does eventually realize this and breaks up with him.
* AsianAirhead: Type Two. Yuki has decent looks and apparently some money (her father is very successful in his career, and she appears to get by without a full-time job, suggesting that he subsidizes her), and she isn't especially bright. (Her thinking can be [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} weird]], although she isn't actually ''notably'' dumb by the comic's standards.) However, she doesn't have especially extensive social relationships, and she is merely childish, not functionally retarded, so she averts those aspects of the trope.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Sonya, at least by implication [[spoiler:for a long time, then resolved spectacularly.]]
* BerserkButton: [[strike:Male nudity]] [[InsistentTerminology TENTACLES]]. [[spoiler:Eventually apparently fixed.]]
* ButNotTooForeign: Yuki is Nippo-Canadian, though her Canadian mother was of Japanese descent too.
* CharacterDevelopment: Trying to get over her penis-phobia has the effect of making her a nicer and less violent person. Not necessarily ''nice,'' or non-violent, [[TookALevelInKindness just nicer.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She's ''very'' impulsive and just all-round strange, in an [[ItsAllAboutMe egocentric]] way, seeming to see herself as the heroine of a romance manga.
** When she wakes up in bed with Sonya (for reasons on which neither of them are actually clear), she accuses Sonya of taking away her "precious innocence", despite the fact that, as Sonya points out, she's been sexually active for years. This [[HairTriggerTemper annoys her]] -- and then [[SlapSlapKiss things get weird]].
** Later, after she
first has full sexual intercourse with Gary, she only has hazy memories of the act (thanks appearance, reacting to having been in one of her psychotic fugue states) -- but she convinces herself that it was passionate [[IdealizedSex "Lovemaking to make the gods weep!"]] Actually, she was insanely violent and nearly throttled Gary.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Originally
[=DiDi=] (and mostly before she reacts the comic begins) with Zii, same way again on a later meeting), and subsequently while pursuing or dating Gary.
* CuteAndPsycho: Her "psycho" side is mostly played for comedy, showing up in brief bursts of violence mostly screened by amnesia, and she has a FreudianExcuse. But given that her capacity for violence is independent
one of her romantic inclinations, she probably demonstrates this trope more than, say, the {{Yandere}} label. Matt, who has an all-too-clear understanding of her dangerous flakiness, defining traits. It doesn't help when others [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/i_thought_this_would_help is terrified of her]], despite his adrenaline addiction.
* DefiledForever: In strip #905 (June 28, 2014; NSFW), Yuki invokes this trope when she thinks that Sonya must have done "{{ecchi}}" things to her in her sleep. As Sonya snarkily points out, given her sexual history, this is less than rational -- but Yuki ''is'' a [[DramaQueen deranged romantic]].
* DoesNotLikeMen: Due to having been exposed to so much of her father's tentacle [[{{Hentai}} porn]] as a child, she hallucinates tentacles in place of penises, and adopts a pose of [[StrawFeminist half-baked feminism]] to justify her aversion to men. However, she slowly warms to Gary and eventually falls in love with him. She even tries to get over her penis-phobia as a result, and eventually succeeds to some extent. Unfortunately, she still suffers from a tendency to violent fugues, making her first time with Gary very rough on him.
* DramaQueen: Yuki is usually exuberant, at the very least, and occasionally downright dramatic in an [[ItsAllAboutMe egocentric]] way that may owe a lot to manga romances. She jumps to the conclusion that [=DiDi=] is tragically in love with her on very little evidence, and when she wakes up in bed with Sonya, she not only assumes that they had sex, she bewails the loss of her "precious innocence".
* DualWielding: She hits Gary with a Hello Kitty doll in each hand after she catches him with his hands on Sonya's breasts.
* FreudianExcuse: The reason for her issues with men is her exposure as a little kid to her father's work; he was a famous {{Hentai}} artist, dubbed "The Tentacle King". (Initially, she wasn't even aware of the nature of her problem. When Gary covered up a naked man's crotch with his hands to stop her from {{Groin Attack}}ing him, she snaps out of "TENTACLLLLES!" mode and promptly asks "Hey, how come you've got your hands over that guy's junk?" In
com/d/20110705.html mention]] [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/the_worst_therapist_in_the_world the]] [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/a_little_kid subject]] to her. [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20100617.net/strips-ma3/okay-sized%21 Her attempts at getting over it]] are [[{{Pun}} milked for laughs]]. Eventually, her relationship with Matt and dealings with [=DiDi=] involve some conscious attempts to deal with the problem.
* {{Adorkable}}: Not as much as Gary, but still noticeable.
* AscendedExtra: Kiley starts out as [[http://www.ma3comic.com/d/20090926.
html a later strip]] she's absolutely dumbfounded throwaway background joke,]] and ends up playing a major role in several plotlines.
* BoyishShortHair: Although Kiley isn't especially tomboyish, and is comfortably and actively heterosexual, she is unusually cerebral by the standards of this comic, and is usually disinclined
to hear use sex appeal to get her way -- and her short bob fits all that.
* BunnyEarsLawyer[=/=]HiddenBadass: Despite being a FragileFlower studying HollywoodPsych, Kiley manages some legitimately impressive feats over the course of the comic. She staggers Yuki, Sonya and Matt with {{armor piercing question}}s, causing each of them to have at least one epiphany, [[spoiler:and even gives [=DiDi=] her first orgasm]].
* ChekhovsGunman: First seen in
that one-panel background gag (see above), Kiley is subsequently discovered working on [[http://www.ma3comic.com/d/20100525.html a magazine stand]], where her role in the story [[http://www.ma3comic.com/d/20100619.html becomes clearer]]. She eventually [[spoiler:takes Gary's virginity (December 13, 2011, NSFW),]] and goes on to further accomplishments, including [[spoiler: giving [=DiDi=] her first orgasm]].
* ComfortFood: After her painful bust-up with Matt, Kiley first goes out drinking with Yuki, then hits a restaurant for pancakes. It's notable that, while Yuki doesn't see the need to restrain Kiley's drinking,
she destroyed an entire store's worth ends up saying "I think you've had enough" after several plates of pornography, one thumb-through-a-TENTACLLLLE at a time.pancakes. (Strip #1055, July 30, 2015, borderline NSFW.)
* FumblingTheGauntlet: FragileFlower: Kiley is very insecure and prone to breakdown crying. When Yuki is trying to keep Sonya from getting her hands on Zii, Sonya points out Yuki isn't Zii's girlfriend but Gary's.
--> '''Yuki:''' It doesn't matter! You can't
they're together, Kiley and [[CryCute Yuki]] have her either!\\
'''Sonya:''' Oh yeah? Well, maybe I'll steal them '''both!'''
* GenkiGirl: To the point
a good chance of ethnic stereotype at times.
* HairTriggerTemper: Yuki is highly irritable and quick to resort to violence.
* [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood Hilariously Neglectful Childhood]]: She was regularly traumatized by her father's work as a child, and he apparently didn't care enough to try to hide it. Eventually, Yuki's mother left him because of that.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: How she justifies hog-tying [=DiDi=] and spanking her, in an attempt to force [=DiDi=] to promise not to make any moves on Gary.
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey:
[[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20090512.net/d/20101118.html Yuki uses this with Gary]].
* IfItsYouItsOkay: Yuki develops a case of this toward Gary, as
both crying]] TenderTears, for [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/start_crying seen here]], as a way net/strips-ma3/calm_down different reasons]]. And when she breaks down, she ''really'' [[InelegantBlubbering breaks down]].
* FreudianExcuse: She's no villain, but anyway -- the root causes
of reconciling her bisexual impulses ACupAngst are apparently finally revealed in strip #916 (August 07, 2014, NSFW).
* HollywoodPsych: By the ''metric ton!'' Justified by RuleOfFunny because she [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/psych sometimes seems hilariously awful at anything psych-related,]] although when she's on target, her abilities are effective to equally Hollywood-ish levels; her ArmorPiercingQuestion attack on [[spoiler:Sonya]] is ''deadly'', and she gets through to the core of [[spoiler:[=DiDi's=]]] problem in a few minutes flat.
* HookHand: Kiley briefly ''{{imagine|Spot}}s'' herself
with her lesbian self-image.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Yuki is highly self-centered. For example,
such a prosthesis when [=DiDi=] tries to tell her that she wants Gary, Yuki first thinks that [=DiDi=] is in love with her, then somehow concludes that treatment of [=DiDi=] has the same problem (phallophobia) as herself. And after Gary starts giving achieved [[GoneHorriblyRight unexpected and remarkable results]], leaving her the Swirly-Go-Round, she has him do it multiple times hand feeling crushed in one day, never thinking an ... unusual way. (Strip #935, October 02, 2014, borderline NSFW.)
* [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy I Want My Patient
to return any kind of physical affection until called on this by Sonya.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: The reason she [[spoiler:breaks up
be Happy]]: She calls things off with Gary]].
* JapanesePoliteness: Actually, few people would consider Yuki terribly polite; all the men
[[spoiler:Gary]] out of concern for [[spoiler:Yuki's]] feelings and mental state. How far she's kicked in the crotch would certainly have arguments there. But thinking about ''[[spoiler:Gary]]'' there is more questionable; she herself invokes the trope, combined with CanadaEh, evidently thinks it's ''right'', [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/confidence-builder and that he should be able to handle it]], but she's more concerned about her own ethics -- and this does rather leave [[spoiler:Gary]] in the lurch.
* MoodSwinger: Kiley seems to be a bit neurotic, with excessive but fragile confidence in her own abilities. She frequently [[http://www.
ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/double_polite here.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Character development seems to have her moving up the ladder
com/strips-ma3/all_your_comics jumps from {{Jerkass}} towards this. Like so many other things with Yuki, however, this evolution is very much "two steps forward, one step back", and Gary [[{{TheChewToy}} suffers for it]].
* LoveEpiphany: She seems
cynical sarcasm to have had one for Gary.
* MadLove: When she first appears, Yuki's feelings for Zii consist of an obsessive one-sided fixation, and her later approach to Gary isn't entirely rational either. She calms down a little when Kiley helps her recognize that she has a problem, but she's still prone to fixations and berserk jealous rages.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
wild enthusiasm,]] [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/that_was_tight When she realizes]] how her relationship with Gary [[AllTakeAndNoGive has turned out]]. This also leads com/strips-ma3/or_whatever from tearful panic to ItsAllMyFault when, after jumping someone,]] from "I'm such a nude [=DiDi=] and Sonya pop out of Gary's closet, she thinks her treatment of him has led him good therapist" (strip #515, October 20th 2011, NSFW) to cheat. (Strip #690, January 3, 2013, NSFW.)
* NotGoodWithRejection: Yuki is an egomaniac with a huge sense of entitlement and violent tendencies. Zii flees in the night because she thinks that's the only way to end their relationship, and Yuki then pursues her with scary determination. Her subsequent fixation on Gary doesn't allow much for rejection either.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Yuki is actually 24. It doesn't help that she's very immature, and always dresses like a schoolgirl.
* PetTheDog: Her relationship with Gary showed her at her selfish and borderline-abusive worst -- but then she suddenly ended it with a huge display of nobility, [[spoiler:passing Gary on to Sonya,]] and was next seen crying pathetically.
* PoirotSpeak: She speaks fluent English, but often uses Japanese idioms.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Yuki is a petite girl, but she's able to knock a guy out with one punch, or throw [[StatuesqueStunner [=DiDi=]]] over her head.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Although it might not necessarily be the ass, the location is pretty close by. When Yuki yells out "TENTACLLLLES!", ''run''.
* PsychoLesbian: Yuki plays {{stalker|WithACrush}} towards Zii, and makes life hell for Gary early in their acquaintanceship. However, the writers seem to be playing with this trope. Yuki has her FreudianExcuse, and she gradually comes to understand a little more about her own faults as her story progresses. At worst, she is a rather tame example -- more of a {{cute|AndPsycho}} {{clingy|JealousGirl}} {{tsundere}}. More to the point, she turns out actually to be, as Zii says early on, bisexual.
* SitcomArchNemesis to Sonya -- and the feeling is mutual. Initially, their enmity is at least somewhat justified, in that they are rivals for the affections of both Gary and Zii. However, by the time that they've joined Zii's band together, both have bedded Gary, and they've had a rather deranged affair, it's clear that their continued bickering is mostly fueled on Yuki's side by the way she sees life through an {{anime}}-tinted lens.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: She doesn't use the exact phrase, but the Japanese Yuki invokes the trope by implication. When [=DiDi=] finally says plainly she wants Gary to give her an orgasm, the previously frankfurter-phobic Yuki grabs said frankfurter, [[OoCIsSeriousBusiness takes a big bite out of it]] and fixes the French Amazon with [[DeathGlare a deadly look.]] And with
[[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/do_me_a_favor a gut punch and judo flip,]] takes [=DiDi=] [[CurbStompBattle down.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: She becomes significantly less violent and self-involved over the course of the strip (though she still has a ''lot'' of issues).
* {{Tsundere}}: [[GenkiGirl She]] has [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20090922.html some]] [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20100304.html tendencies]] [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20100501.html this]] [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20110407.html way]]. She can look like a bit of a deconstruction though -- she's [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20101127.html somewhat aware]] how batshit she comes off to people. That last link could even count as a HeelRealization -- but not a very effective one. She gets [[http://www.
ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/that_was_tight a bigger one much later]], com/strips-ma3/the_worst_therapist_in_the_world "I'm the worst therapist in the world",]] from [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/okay-sized ecstasy to tears,]] and from [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/calm_down anger to sobbing,]] with minimal provocation.
* MotorMouth: Her mouth runs away with her when she's randy and at other times of emotional chaos.
* PlayingCyrano: She coaches Yuki through her early dates with Gary (and Sonya), eventually coaching Yuki closely for the climactic date, in best Cyrano style, via smartphone. She then sort-of [[InvertedTrope inverts the trope]] when she ends up briefly falling for him herself.
* PuppyDogEyes: Her face is suited to this effect, although she doesn't use it often in any
but still attempts at least one more [[ZanyScheme inept plan]] the mildest form. However, when she needs a risky favour from Matt (strip #758, June 27, 2013, NSFW), she hits him with full-on "doe eyes", apparently knowing exactly what she's doing and how effective it'll be.
* SayingTooMuch: Kiley's mouth tends to run away when she's under any sort of stress or her neuroses are triggered, usually leading to a frame full of her talking rapidly
before she really comes to accept that she has a serious problem.
catches herself giving too much away.
* UnknownRival: While she was dating Gary, Amber swore to break them up because of Yuki's maltreatment of him. However, because Amber accidentally issued the challenge to the wrong person, Yuki never actually knew about this.
* UnstoppableRage: A non-heroic form. Yuki has not only felled countless men with {{groin attack}}s when berserk, she decked the Amazonian [=DiDi=], admittedly by surprise, when angered.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Part
SelectiveObliviousness: Kiley's view of her style when she dresses to play up the cute.relationship with Matt mirrors his, though perhaps with marginally less convincing self-deception. See his entry for details.



[[folder:Sonya]]
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-> ''[[BlatantLies "I'm... I'm really not a lesbian!"]]''

Sonya is a ditzy waitress who Zii seduces one evening, which leads to a threesome with Sonya's boyfriend, which leads to Sonya having a lot of lesbian sex. She quite likes Gary, but lusts [[StalkerWithACrush madly]] after Zii, and has concluded that actually she's in love with her. Yuki has a kind of rivalry with her and they ''usually'' don't get along well (it's a long story). She has also turned out to be a competent singer and bassist.

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[[folder:Sonya]]
[[folder:Matt]]
[[quoteright:125:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ma3cast_sonya_1869.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ma3cast_matt_5550.png]]

-> ''[[BlatantLies "I'm... I'm ''"*Sigh* I guess I really not am a lesbian!"]]''

Sonya
bastard."''

Matthieu "Matt" Lanteigne
is a ditzy waitress who Zii seduces one evening, which leads to a threesome Gary's other former roommate and Dillon's boyfriend until Dillon catches him with Sonya's boyfriend, which leads to Sonya having a lot of lesbian sex. She quite likes Gary, but lusts [[StalkerWithACrush madly]] after Zii, woman. Matt is an underwear model, and has concluded that actually she's in love a bisexual with her. Yuki has a kind of rivalry mild taste for kinky sex, with her and they ''usually'' don't get along well (it's a long story). She has also turned out to be a competent singer and bassist.above-average emotional intelligence by the standards of the comic.



* BelligerentSexualTension: With Yuki, at least by implication, though more on Yuki's side and only hinted at [[spoiler: for a long time -- but then resolved spectacularly]].
* BrainlessBeauty: Sonya ... jet black hair, stunning figure, and dumb as a bag of hammers, bordering on [[TheDitz total ditziness]]. She doesn't even seem to be entirely aware that technically, sleeping with Zii represents cheating on her boyfriend. She does develop a little [[SmartBall highly unreliable low cunning]] and some specific skills as the plot continues, though.
* CatchPhrase: The line [[HaveIMentionedThatIAmHeterosexualToday "I'm not a lesbian!"]] has become a standing joke with Sonya.
* CharacterDevelopment: It's relatively subtle, but Sonya's shift from a rather conventional waitress to a bisexual rock bassist with a penchant for [[ZanyScheme questionable plans]], losing an inconsiderate boyfriend and gaining a huge crush and a lot of confusion about her sexual identity along the way, is probably going to be good for her in the end. Unfortunately, she doesn't gain much ''intelligence'' in the process, but HiddenDepths only go so deep. She eventually lampshades the development; ''[[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/we_have_an_emergency "I... I was so different then."]]''
* CompetitionFreak: She's a minor case, but one thing that always seems to set Sonya off is some kind of rivalry -- especially (but not only) if the rival is Yuki. Even when they're supposed to be [[spoiler:having sex together by mutual consent]], they end up turning it into a competition.
* TheDeterminator: Sonya takes seduction very, '''''very''''' seriously -- especially when it's Zii she's after or there's any kind of competition involved. (She gives up trying with [[spoiler:Erik]] when he proves resistant and something more amusing comes along.) When she gets into a contest of mutual seduction with [[spoiler:Yuki]], she escalates through [[YouCanLeaveYourHatOn striptease]] to use of an AnimalEaredHeadband, and wins.
* TheDitz: The open question with Sonya is whether she's ''actually'' as stupid as she sometimes looks, or whether she just doesn't bother to use her brain. Her occasional [[SmartBall flashes of low cunning]] and even what might be wit may subvert the trope in her case.
* DramaQueen: Sonya ''loves'' drama, and will provide her own when necessary; it seems to turn her on sexually. She is described on the comic's own [[http://www.ma3comic.com/cast/ Cast Page]] as "Dramasexual".
* DressedToPlunder: When she suffers a black eye, Sonya needs an eyepatch. Being [[TheDitz Sonya]], she ends up buying a complete pirate fancy dress outfit just for the patch. (Actually, it may be more of a SexyWhateverOutfit.) Then, being [[MsFanservice Sonya]], she insists on [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/i_am_getting_a_text wearing it,]] largely for purposes of flirting with Gary.
* EvilGloating: As a drama addict who doesn't mind being a bit evil, Sonya naturally tries gloating occasionally -- albeit often just to herself. She's quite annoyed when [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/this_will_make_yuki_jealous Yuki doesn't rise to the bait.]]
* FemmeFatale: Downplayed. She pursues Gary largely to annoy Yuki (though she thinks he might be interesting in himself), flirts with him when Yuki and Kiley are around (in front of them or by text message), seeks to seduce Zii (because she loves her) despite Zii's declarations of disinterest, and makes a move on Erik in the hope of detaching him from Zii and thus getting her. Her weapons of choice are her attractiveness and a willingness to flaunt it in well-chosen outfits or [[VaporWear even less]], while not [[ObliviouslyEvil worrying much about morality]]. Her seduction technique is intermittently effective, even if it's far from subtle. However, the comic is a comedy, not a thriller, and Sonya isn't very bright, with an [[AttentionDeficitOhShiny unreliable attention span]], and [[CantHoldHisLiquor less capacity for alcohol]] than her intended victims.
* HaveIMentionedThatIAmHeterosexualToday?: A trope that is played with for comic effect with Sonya. Early on, her denials that she's a lesbian are a big part of her characterization, putting her in a TransparentCloset; they then become a RunningGag. (She shows brief interest in calling herself "bisexual" at one point, which would clearly be accurate, but soon forgets that.) These denials are interspersed with a series of lesbian encounters.[[note]]It does seem for a while that [[IfItsYouItsOkay she lusts after/is in love with Zii in particular]], rather than being generally bisexual. However, she soon notices that she can find [=DiDi=] highly attractive (okay, so does everyone), cheerfully eats out [[spoiler:Peggy]], and eventually resolves her BelligerentSexualTension with [[spoiler:Yuki]].[[/note]] Famously, she first invokes the trope during her first date with Zii... while eating Zii out. And shortly after that, she finds herself regularly eating girls out (her boyfriend having taken to bringing other women home for threesomes)...
-->'''Sonya:''' ''(to Zii)'' Thanks to ''you'', I eat ''pussy'' on a ''nightly basis!''\\
''('''*CRASH*''' as Allie overhears and drops a pot of coffee)''\\
'''Sonya:''' I'm... I'm really not a lesbian!
* IBrokeANail: It only happens the once, but it's in character; just as Zii and Yuki are discussing how they need someone "solid" as the bassist for their group, there's a GilliganCut to Sonya (Zii's recruit for the role) saying the line while practicing the bass guitar.
* ItsAllAboutMe: She doesn't hesitate to provoke the break-up of Zii's relationship with Erik, so she herself can get her chance to have Zii, without thinking twice of the pain and sadness she may cause.
* {{Jerkass}}: While she often seems to be blissfully unaware of the nature of her actions, Sonya can come off as callous and selfish.
** TookALevelInJerkass: Her personality shifts for the worse as she discovers her considerable sex appeal and passionate enthusiasms. She's a significant factor in Gary and Yuki breaking up, because she has an ongoing feud with Yuki and thinks that Gary is a sex god. She then takes up with Gary, but when it turns out that he is seriously inexperienced and has poor stamina, she dumps him.
** Meanwhile, though Zii is in a serious relationship with Erik, the infatuated Sonya continually pursues her. This finally leads up to her convincing Zii to break up with Erik and have sex with her, with the excuse that Zii can always make up with Erik the following morning. (They ''are'' both very drunk at the time.) Though Erik doesn't even know about this 'breakup', as Zii never actually gets in contact with him before she starts having sex with Sonya. Well, she does leave a voicemail... A [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/i_am_in_a_bind_-_start_of_vol_6 subsequent strip]] reveals that this has [[spoiler:successfully broken up Zii and Erik]], and [[LoveMakesYouEvil she's happy about it]].
* JerkassHasAPoint: For all the faults listed here, and despite her dimness, Sonya sometimes displays flashes of perception. However selfish she is in her pursuit and then dropping of Gary, she is perfectly correct that his relationship with Yuki is unsustainable and unsatisfactory for him, and she's happy to show him the advantages of dating a slightly saner woman. She also tries to offer him advice about his limitations when she dumps him, although he doesn't listen. Even her seduction of Zii involves her pointing out that Zii doesn't seem to find her relationship with Erik totally satisfactory.
* KickTheDog: After taking Gary off Yuki, Sonya attempts to gloat over the other woman -- despite the fact that ''Yuki handed Gary over voluntarily'', more or less throwing Gary at Sonya. She is, however, disappointed by the fact that Yuki is morose and depressed rather than angry. It has been suggested that Sonya is primarily an [[InHarmsWay adrenaline junkie]]; she maybe isn't ''trying'' to be evil here so much as looking for excitement.
* LipstickLesbian: Sonya is actually bisexual, although she herself isn't very clear on the terminology, but she tends to invoke this trope. She's stunningly attractive in a highly feminine way while being capable of enthusiastic lesbian relationships; then, because she seems to think of lesbianism purely in "ButchLesbian" terms, she denies being lesbian at all.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Sonya's feelings for Zii lead her into some fairly loopy activity, especially once she decides that it's love. The primary symptoms are her [[HaveIMentionedThatIAmHeterosexualToday denials of lesbianism]] combined with declarations of passion for the other woman, and her [[StalkerWithACrush stalker-ish behavior]] that occasionally [[LoveMakesYouEvil goes over the line]].
* ManipulativeBitch: One of Sonya's ambitions, but she really, ''really'' isn't smart enough to carry off the trope. She sets out to break up both Gary and Yuki and Zii and Erik because she wants Gary and/or Zii for herself, but any eventual break-ups are actually almost accidental by-products of her actions. Her plans tend to be [[ZanyScheme short-term and improvisational]].
* MsFanservice: Perhaps even more than [=DiDi=]; she's far more aware of her own attractiveness, and plays it up. A lot.
* NoBisexuals: She doesn't even seem to know that bisexuality exists at the beginning of her arc, which makes her handling of her affection for Zii quite complicated for a long time.
* NoNameGiven: Her last name has never been revealed.
* PlayboyBunny: Fairly early on, Sonya acquires a [[AnimalEaredHeadband bunny-ears headband]] for use in her seduction of Zii, following an evening involving the latter and some cat ears. It's not clear if Jung actually finds out about this somehow, but when he later designs costumes for the women's band, not only does he give Zii a CatGirl outfit, but Sonya's design is [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/like_all_cute_little_bunnies a kind of Playboy/anime blend,]] complete with the ears and a bow tie.
* SitcomArchNemesis to Yuki -- and the feeling is mutual. Initially, their enmity is at least somewhat justified, in that they are rivals for the affections of both Gary and Zii. However, by the time that they've joined Zii's band together, both have bedded Gary, and they've had a rather deranged affair, it's clear that their continued bickering is mostly fueled on Sonya's side by her addiction to drama.
* SmartBall: Despite generally playing TheDitz, Sonya occasionally shows flashes of extreme guile, suggesting that she's not so much stupid as unaccustomed to using her brain. Not only can she act the seductress very effectively, including keeping Zii's interest despite Zii's better judgement, she pulls off schemes involving Yuki, Gary, and Matt with complete effectiveness and perfect timing. She's also a competent musician.
* StatuesqueStunner: In pretty much any comic which didn't feature [=DiDi=], Sonya would have at least a borderline claim to this title. She's actually about as tall as [=DiDi=], with a superb figure.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/mad%EF%BC%9F_mad%EF%BC%9F Sonya's not fooling anybody]].
-->'''Sonya:''' ''(to Zii)'' Thanks to ''you,'' I eat ''pussy'' on a ''nightly basis!''\\
''[Allie [[DramaticDrop drops]] a coffee pot, breaking it.]''\\
'''Sonya:''' ''(to Allie)'' I'm... I'm really not a lesbian!
* TheTrickster: Early on, Sonya just lives up to her "dramasexual" tag from the comic's Cast page, getting erotic thrills from novelty and excitement. However, when she seduces Matt largely so she can steer Yuki into bed with him in the aftermath, it becomes apparent that she enjoys creating sheer chaos for its own sweet sake.
* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: Sonya is more interested in {{Drama|Queen}} than in being nice. Hence, after Yuki voluntarily gives up Gary and hands him off to her, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/this_will_make_yuki_jealous she still gloats in an attempt to make Yuki jealous.]] (She's then disappointed when this doesn't work.)
* YouCanLeaveYourHatOn: Sonya, possessing a killer bod, a SeriousBusiness approach to seduction, and a good sense of rhythm, is perfectly willing to use striptease as a way to achieve results, and does so at least twice -- [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/a_woman_dances once on Gary]] (when seeking to out-compete Yuki) and [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/forget_the_daddy_stuff once on Yuki]] (largely to score a point). Neither scene goes entirely to her plan, but that's not for want of Sonya trying.

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* BelligerentSexualTension: With Yuki, at least by implication, though more on Yuki's side and only hinted at [[spoiler: for TheCasanova: In his less self-aware phases, Matt is a long time -- but then resolved spectacularly]].
* BrainlessBeauty: Sonya ... jet black hair, stunning figure, and dumb as a bag of hammers, bordering on [[TheDitz total ditziness]]. She
very successful bisexual seducer who doesn't even seem to be entirely aware that technically, sleeping concern himself much with Zii represents cheating on her boyfriend. She does develop a little [[SmartBall highly unreliable low cunning]] and some specific skills as the plot continues, though.
* CatchPhrase: The line [[HaveIMentionedThatIAmHeterosexualToday "I'm not a lesbian!"]] has become a standing joke with Sonya.
* CharacterDevelopment: It's relatively subtle, but Sonya's shift from a rather conventional waitress to a bisexual rock bassist with a penchant for [[ZanyScheme questionable plans]], losing an inconsiderate boyfriend and gaining a huge crush and a lot
consequences of confusion about her sexual identity along the way, is probably going to be good for her in the end. Unfortunately, she doesn't gain much ''intelligence'' in the process, but HiddenDepths only go so deep. She eventually lampshades the development; ''[[http://www.his conquests. Apparently, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/we_have_an_emergency "I... I was so different then."]]''
* CompetitionFreak: She's a minor case, but
com/strips-ma3/one_thing_i_have_never_done the one thing that always seems to set Sonya off he's never done with a woman]] is some kind ''turn her down.''
* TheCharmer: Matt combines professional-model good looks with a good understanding
of rivalry -- especially (but not only) if the rival people, and is Yuki. Even a reasonably nice guy when they're supposed his worst impulses aren't in charge; while this aspect of his characterization isn't played up, he can get most people to be [[spoiler:having sex together by mutual consent]], they end up turning it into a competition.
* TheDeterminator: Sonya takes seduction very, '''''very''''' seriously -- especially when it's Zii she's after or there's any kind of competition involved. (She gives up trying with [[spoiler:Erik]] when
like him despite his flaws. However, he proves resistant and something more amusing comes along.) When she gets into a contest of mutual seduction with [[spoiler:Yuki]], she escalates through [[YouCanLeaveYourHatOn striptease]] tends to use of an AnimalEaredHeadband, his charm to fulfill [[TheCasanova his bisexual desires]], and wins.
* TheDitz: The open question with Sonya is whether she's ''actually'' as stupid as she sometimes looks, or whether she just doesn't bother to use her brain. Her occasional [[SmartBall flashes of low cunning]] and even what might be wit may subvert the trope in her case.
* DramaQueen: Sonya ''loves'' drama, and will provide her own
when necessary; it seems to turn her on sexually. She is described on the comic's own [[http://www.ma3comic.com/cast/ Cast Page]] as "Dramasexual".
* DressedToPlunder: When she suffers a black eye, Sonya needs an eyepatch. Being [[TheDitz Sonya]], she ends up buying a complete pirate fancy dress outfit just for
com/strips-ma3/even_better_than_glasses he turns it on Gary]] in the patch. (Actually, it may be more course of a SexyWhateverOutfit.) Then, being [[MsFanservice Sonya]], she insists plan that involves ''humiliating'' the other guy, he slips towards ManipulativeBastard territory.
* GagPenis: Senna implies (in Portuguese) that he's well-endowed, although she's maybe engaging in routine compliments at the time, and Dillon hints once or twice that Matt is fairly impressive. However, neither of them makes ... that big a thing of it.
* HeelRealization: Matt isn't entirely lacking in self-awareness; he admits to himself that the aftermaths of his relationships with both Dillon and Kiley reflect badly
on him. His attempts to do better never seem to last, though.
* InHarmsWay: Matt originally seemed to be merely compulsively promiscuous, but it eventually became clear that his real problem is an addiction to danger in his sex life. This can explain his inability to stay faithful to one person, and why he never locks the door while having sex in the living room; in both situations, he maybe ''wants'' the chance of getting caught. It may also serve as an even deeper reason as to why he cheated on Dillon; by not telling Gary about their relationship over the course of those three months, they created an ongoing risk of Gary catching them in the act. So once Gary found out, Matt cheated on Dillon for a new thrill after the old one was gone. He certainly
[[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/i_am_getting_a_text wearing it,]] largely for purposes com/strips-ma3/it_was_gaming_night remembered the sense of flirting danger from his first night with Gary.
Dillon with pleasure,]] reacted to several minutes of very real danger of having his genitals maimed by Yuki, which had left him hyperventilating in fear, by engaging in enthusiastic animalistic sex with Kiley (who had put him in that danger in the first place). Apparently, risk ''really'' turns him on -- though not enough for him to want sex with Yuki...
* EvilGloating: {{Jerkass}}: In the opening strips, Matt and Dillon completely shake up Gary's life, getting caught by him having sex in the living room, destroying his work table by having sex on top of it, and not telling him they are moving out until the last possible second, then leaving "just in case some of the strangers they invited over are axe murderers". And yet Matt outstrips Dillon handily -- not only cheating on Dillon with Sandra, but then seducing Dillon while on a date with her, then when the whole night goes to hell for pretty much the entire cast, winding up as the middle of a sandwich, with two of Dillon's cast-mates (one female, one male) as the bread. And he ''admits'' it, at least to himself. (For all his flaws, he does at least have some self-knowledge.) As a drama addict who doesn't mind being a bit evil, Sonya naturally tries gloating occasionally -- albeit often another point against him, he's also so insecure about Gary's supposed superior sexual prowess that he seeks to set Gary up to be put down, just so he can feel good about himself again.
* LadykillerInLove: Though he hides it well, Matt is evidently more romantic than he likes
to herself. She's quite annoyed admit. His problems keeping his hands off Dillon are ''probably'' just lust, but his relationship with Kiley becomes closer than either wants to admit, and when she angrily walks out on him, the comic's graphics suggest that his heart is breaking. He quickly recovers to enjoy a threesome with [[spoiler:Gary and Peggy]], but the next morning, after they've both left and he's been reminded about Kiley, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/this_will_make_yuki_jealous Yuki com/strips-ma3/i_need_a_new_therapist_now he collapses]] into InelegantBlubbering. A few strips later, he's allowing himself a series of paper-thin rationalisations for visiting her.
* LoopholeAbuse: When Matt comes to believe that he's put Kiley off men for life by lying to her, which lead to them breaking up, he swears to himself that he'll get her back, and that he won't sleep with other women from now on. However, he ''is'' bisexual, so this ''doesn't'' put a stop to his sex life. (Anyway, he soon forgets the resolution completely.)
* LustObject: Matt seems to be able to inspire lust quite easily in a lot of people (such as other members of the cast of the musical in which Dillon appeared). He provokes truly ''obsessive'' lust in [=DiDi=] at the time when he is the focus of her orgasm obsession.
* MrFanservice: He's really ripped (after all, he's an underwear model) and the comic often shows him shirtless.
* NotGoodWithRejection: It's a one-off occurrence with him, but when his actions result in Kiley breaking up with him, perhaps for the first time in his life, Matt is deeply saddened over losing a girlfriend. He is repeatedly shown regretting and even crying over the loss, although he also apparently keeps forgetting himself and having sex with other people. On the other hand again, he asks at least two of those people to disguise themselves as Kiley...
* PetTheDog: Matt has more than one sympathetic moment:
** When he [[HeelRealization realizes he's been a jerk to Dillon]], he apparently stops trying to get into serious relationships for a while, sticking to people who are as casually sexual as he is. It
doesn't rise to last, though.
** Despite
the bait.falling-out with Dillon, he has a genuine friendship with Gary, consoling him when Gary doubts his heterosexuality, and helping him decide that he isn't gay. (However, he later forgets this friendship and schemes to humiliate Gary when his own ego is threatened.)
** During a guest appearance in ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', [[http://www.stickydillybuns.com/strips-sdb/i_am_a_manly_man he handles an encounter with a disguised Ruby kindly and with some grace.
]]
* FemmeFatale: Downplayed. She pursues Gary largely to annoy ** When Yuki (though she thinks he might be interesting in himself), flirts keeps trying to get him into bed to practice suppressing her psychotic rages (in order to protect Gary, with him when Yuki and Kiley are around (in front of them or by text message), seeks to seduce Zii (because whom she loves her) despite Zii's declarations of disinterest, and makes wants a move serious relationship), Matt initially refuses, repeatedly, on Erik in the hope of detaching him from Zii and thus getting her. Her weapons of choice are her attractiveness and a willingness plausible grounds that he's likely to flaunt it in well-chosen outfits get his genitals crushed or [[VaporWear even less]], while not [[ObliviouslyEvil worrying much about morality]]. Her seduction technique is intermittently effective, even if it's far from subtle. ripped off. However, when he discovers the comic is a comedy, not a thriller, and Sonya isn't very bright, with an [[AttentionDeficitOhShiny unreliable attention span]], and [[CantHoldHisLiquor less capacity for alcohol]] than her intended victims.
* HaveIMentionedThatIAmHeterosexualToday?: A trope that is played with for comic effect with Sonya. Early on, her denials that she's a lesbian are a big part
sad nature of her characterization, putting her in a TransparentCloset; they then become a RunningGag. (She shows brief interest in calling herself "bisexual" at one point, which would clearly be accurate, but soon forgets that.) These denials are interspersed with a series of lesbian encounters.[[note]]It does seem for a while problem, and realises that [[IfItsYouItsOkay she lusts after/is in love with Zii in particular]], rather than being generally bisexual. However, she soon notices that she can find [=DiDi=] highly attractive (okay, so does everyone), cheerfully eats out [[spoiler:Peggy]], she, like himself, suffers from weird hallucinations, he agrees to try and eventually resolves her BelligerentSexualTension with [[spoiler:Yuki]].[[/note]] Famously, she first invokes help her, despite the trope during her first date with Zii... while eating Zii out. And shortly after that, she finds herself regularly eating girls out (her boyfriend having taken to bringing other women home for threesomes)...
-->'''Sonya:''' ''(to Zii)'' Thanks to ''you'', I eat ''pussy'' on a ''nightly basis!''\\
''('''*CRASH*''' as Allie overhears and drops a pot
danger of coffee)''\\
'''Sonya:''' I'm... I'm really not
serious injury.
* PlotPoweredStamina: After
a lesbian!
* IBrokeANail: It only happens the once, but it's in character; just as Zii and Yuki are discussing how they need someone "solid" as the bassist for their group, there's a GilliganCut to Sonya (Zii's recruit
night of mutually satisfactory sex, Peggy wakes him up by asking if he fancies "making it an even dozen" (and he agrees). This line is there for the role) saying joke, of course, but if she really means twelve acts of intercourse in one night ... well, that level of endurance could be considered a case of AnatomicallyImpossibleSex.
* {{Pride}}: He prides himself on his sexual prowess, and does not take it well when he believes that Gary of all people is better than him (see below).
* SelectiveObliviousness: Matt's denial of
the line while practicing the bass guitar.
* ItsAllAboutMe: She doesn't hesitate to provoke the break-up
nature of Zii's [[LadykillerInLove his relationship with Erik, so she herself can get her chance to have Zii, without thinking twice of the pain and sadness she may cause.
* {{Jerkass}}: While she often seems to be blissfully unaware of the nature of her actions, Sonya can come off as callous and selfish.
** TookALevelInJerkass: Her personality shifts for the worse as she discovers her considerable sex appeal and passionate enthusiasms. She's a significant factor in Gary and Yuki breaking up, because she has an ongoing feud with Yuki and thinks that Gary is a sex god. She then takes up with Gary, but when it turns out that he is seriously inexperienced and has poor stamina, she dumps him.
** Meanwhile, though Zii is in a serious relationship with Erik, the infatuated Sonya continually pursues her. This finally leads up to her convincing Zii to break up with Erik and have sex with her, with the excuse that Zii can always make up with Erik the following morning. (They ''are'' both very drunk at the time.) Though Erik doesn't even know about this 'breakup', as Zii never actually
Kiley]] gets in contact with him before she starts having sex with Sonya. Well, she does leave a voicemail... A rather obvious by [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/i_am_in_a_bind_-_start_of_vol_6 subsequent strip]] reveals that this has [[spoiler:successfully broken up Zii com/strips-ma3/just_in_mutual_therapy strip #1001.]]
-->'''Matt:''' Don't worry, Kiley. We are just in mutual therapy, like you said. We're not a couple.\\
'''Kiley:''' K.\\
'''Matt:''' By the way, we're low on bread
and Erik]], and [[LoveMakesYouEvil she's happy about it]].
* JerkassHasAPoint: For all the faults listed here, and despite her dimness, Sonya sometimes displays flashes
milk.\\
'''Kiley:''' And bottles
of perception. However selfish she is in her pursuit and then dropping of Gary, she is perfectly correct that his relationship with Yuki is unsustainable and unsatisfactory for him, and she's happy to show him the advantages of dating a slightly saner woman. She also tries to offer him advice about his limitations when she dumps him, although he doesn't listen. Even her seduction of Zii involves her pointing out that Zii doesn't seem to find her relationship with Erik totally satisfactory.
* KickTheDog: After taking Gary off Yuki, Sonya attempts to gloat over the other woman -- despite the fact that ''Yuki handed Gary over voluntarily'', more or less throwing Gary at Sonya. She is, however, disappointed
laundry detergent. Let's stop by the fact market to pick up a couple.
* SexGod: Matt probably comes as close to this status as is ''realistically'' feasible. He's just plain very good at sex, and proud of it. Even he can't bring [=DiDi=] to orgasm, but she still says
that he's better than all of her previous lovers combined. (Also, there were a number of unexpected problems there, ranging from Yuki is morose and depressed delivering a ''particularly'' vigorous kick to his crotch to [=DiDi=] mistakenly applying [[FireBreathingDiner Tabasco sauce]] to his crotch rather than angry. It has been suggested that Sonya is primarily an [[InHarmsWay adrenaline junkie]]; she maybe isn't ''trying'' to be evil here so much as looking for excitement.
* LipstickLesbian: Sonya is actually bisexual, although she herself isn't very clear on the terminology, but she tends to invoke this trope. She's stunningly attractive in a highly feminine way while being capable of enthusiastic lesbian relationships; then, because she seems to think of lesbianism purely in "ButchLesbian" terms, she denies being lesbian at all.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Sonya's feelings for Zii lead her into some fairly loopy activity, especially once she decides that it's love. The primary symptoms are her [[HaveIMentionedThatIAmHeterosexualToday denials of lesbianism]] combined with declarations of passion for the other woman, and her [[StalkerWithACrush stalker-ish behavior]] that occasionally [[LoveMakesYouEvil goes over the line]].
* ManipulativeBitch: One of Sonya's ambitions, but she really, ''really'' isn't smart enough to carry off the trope. She sets out to break up both Gary and Yuki and Zii and Erik because she wants Gary and/or Zii for herself, but any eventual break-ups are actually almost accidental by-products of her actions. Her plans tend to be [[ZanyScheme short-term and improvisational]].
* MsFanservice: Perhaps even more than [=DiDi=]; she's far more aware of her own attractiveness, and plays it up. A lot.
* NoBisexuals: She doesn't even seem to know that bisexuality exists at the beginning of her arc, which makes her handling of her affection for Zii quite complicated for a long time.
* NoNameGiven: Her last name has never been revealed.
* PlayboyBunny: Fairly early on, Sonya acquires a [[AnimalEaredHeadband bunny-ears headband]] for use in her seduction of Zii, following an evening involving the latter and some cat ears. It's not clear if Jung actually finds out about this somehow, but when he later designs costumes for the women's band, not only does he give Zii a CatGirl outfit, but Sonya's design is [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/like_all_cute_little_bunnies a kind of Playboy/anime blend,]] complete with the ears and a bow tie.
* SitcomArchNemesis to Yuki -- and the feeling is mutual. Initially, their enmity is at least somewhat justified, in that they are rivals for the affections of both Gary and Zii. However, by the time that they've joined Zii's band together, both have bedded Gary, and they've had a rather deranged affair, it's clear that their continued bickering is mostly fueled on Sonya's side by her addiction to drama.
* SmartBall: Despite generally playing TheDitz, Sonya occasionally shows flashes of extreme guile, suggesting that she's not so much stupid as unaccustomed to using her brain. Not only can she act the seductress very effectively, including keeping Zii's interest despite Zii's better judgement, she pulls off schemes involving Yuki, Gary, and Matt with complete effectiveness and perfect timing. She's also a competent musician.
* StatuesqueStunner: In pretty much any comic which didn't feature [=DiDi=], Sonya would have at least a borderline claim to this title. She's actually about as tall as [=DiDi=], with a superb figure.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/mad%EF%BC%9F_mad%EF%BC%9F Sonya's not fooling anybody]].
-->'''Sonya:''' ''(to Zii)'' Thanks to ''you,'' I eat ''pussy'' on a ''nightly basis!''\\
''[Allie [[DramaticDrop drops]] a coffee pot, breaking it.]''\\
'''Sonya:''' ''(to Allie)'' I'm... I'm really not a lesbian!
* TheTrickster: Early on, Sonya just lives up to her "dramasexual" tag from the comic's Cast page, getting erotic thrills from novelty and excitement. However, when she seduces Matt largely so she can steer Yuki into bed with him in the aftermath, it becomes apparent that she enjoys creating sheer chaos for its own sweet sake.
* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: Sonya is more interested in {{Drama|Queen}} than in being nice. Hence, after Yuki voluntarily gives up Gary and hands him off to her, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/this_will_make_yuki_jealous she still gloats in an attempt to make Yuki jealous.]] (She's then disappointed when this doesn't work.
vegetable oil, to ... well ... see UnknownRival, below.)
* YouCanLeaveYourHatOn: Sonya, possessing UnknownRival: After [=DiDi=] calls out Gary's name while having sex with Matt, Matt develops a killer bod, bit of a SeriousBusiness approach complex about his sexual prowess compared to seduction, and Gary's. This is exacerbated when Peggy admits that she only hooked up with Matt because she mistook him for Gary. Gary himself has no idea at the time that Matt feels this way, though he finds out something of what is going on when Matt's subsequent plan comes to a climax.
* YourCheatingHeart: Just ask Dillon. Matt ''maybe'' seeks to reform later, but he's not very
good sense of rhythm, is perfectly willing to use striptease as a way to achieve results, and does so at least twice -- [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/a_woman_dances once on Gary]] (when seeking to out-compete Yuki) and [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/forget_the_daddy_stuff once on Yuki]] (largely to score a point). Neither scene goes entirely to her plan, but that's not for want of Sonya trying.it.



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-> ''"It's no use... I can't compete with these '''gargantuan melons!''' All I have are these '''nothing boobs''' and ... my '''brain...'''"''

Kiley Shefford is Yuki's underqualified therapist, who also ends up providing similarly dubious but sometimes oddly successful therapy to several other characters. Initially introduced in a [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20090926.html one-off gag,]] Kiley [[AscendedExtra grows]] into a larger role by offering to [[HollywoodPsych "Fix Yuki's Brain"]] so Yuki can pursue Gary more effectively.

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-> ''"It's no use... I can't compete ''"Wow, ''all'' you losers came to watch us hand 'Girl Crush' their sorry asses?"''

Two students at Damien's wrestling school, who are subsequently seen fighting as a tag team ("The Tempests") against Roxie and Brandy, and later make friends
with these '''gargantuan melons!''' All I have [=DiDi=] while training with her. These two characters are these '''nothing boobs''' and ... my '''brain...'''"''

Kiley Shefford
a detailed ShoutOut; see the notes on that trope on [[Webcomic/MenageA3 the comic's main page]]. Tess is Yuki's underqualified therapist, who also ends up providing similarly dubious but sometimes oddly successful therapy somewhat smarter, at least to several other characters. Initially introduced in a [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20090926.html one-off gag,]] Kiley [[AscendedExtra grows]] into a larger role by offering to [[HollywoodPsych "Fix Yuki's Brain"]] so Yuki can pursue Gary the level of using three-syllable words and recognizing the obvious, while Maura is more effectively.of a {{ditz}} and a compulsive flirt (which leads her to get a date with Gary).



* ACupAngst: The whole point of her first appearance, reacting to [=DiDi=] (and she reacts the same way again on a later meeting), and subsequently one of her defining traits. It doesn't help when others [[http://www.ma3comic.com/d/20110705.html mention]] [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/the_worst_therapist_in_the_world the]] [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/a_little_kid subject]] to her. [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/okay-sized%21 Her attempts at getting over it]] are [[{{Pun}} milked for laughs]]. Eventually, her relationship with Matt and dealings with [=DiDi=] involve some conscious attempts to deal with the problem.
* {{Adorkable}}: Not as much as Gary, but still noticeable.
* AscendedExtra: Kiley starts out as [[http://www.ma3comic.com/d/20090926.html a throwaway background joke,]] and ends up playing a major role in several plotlines.
* BoyishShortHair: Although Kiley isn't especially tomboyish, and is comfortably and actively heterosexual, she is unusually cerebral by the standards of this comic, and is usually disinclined to use sex appeal to get her way -- and her short bob fits all that.
* BunnyEarsLawyer[=/=]HiddenBadass: Despite being a FragileFlower studying HollywoodPsych, Kiley manages some legitimately impressive feats over the course of the comic. She staggers Yuki, Sonya and Matt with {{armor piercing question}}s, causing each of them to have at least one epiphany, [[spoiler:and even gives [=DiDi=] her first orgasm]].
* ChekhovsGunman: First seen in that one-panel background gag (see above), Kiley is subsequently discovered working on [[http://www.ma3comic.com/d/20100525.html a magazine stand]], where her role in the story [[http://www.ma3comic.com/d/20100619.html becomes clearer]]. She eventually [[spoiler:takes Gary's virginity (December 13, 2011, NSFW),]] and goes on to further accomplishments, including [[spoiler: giving [=DiDi=] her first orgasm]].
* ComfortFood: After her painful bust-up with Matt, Kiley first goes out drinking with Yuki, then hits a restaurant for pancakes. It's notable that, while Yuki doesn't see the need to restrain Kiley's drinking, she ends up saying "I think you've had enough" after several plates of pancakes. (Strip #1055, July 30, 2015, borderline NSFW.)
* FragileFlower: Kiley is very insecure and prone to breakdown crying. When they're together, Kiley and [[CryCute Yuki]] have a good chance of [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20101118.html both crying]] TenderTears, for [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/calm_down different reasons]]. And when she breaks down, she ''really'' [[InelegantBlubbering breaks down]].
* FreudianExcuse: She's no villain, but anyway -- the root causes of her ACupAngst are apparently finally revealed in strip #916 (August 07, 2014, NSFW).
* HollywoodPsych: By the ''metric ton!'' Justified by RuleOfFunny because she [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/psych sometimes seems hilariously awful at anything psych-related,]] although when she's on target, her abilities are effective to equally Hollywood-ish levels; her ArmorPiercingQuestion attack on [[spoiler:Sonya]] is ''deadly'', and she gets through to the core of [[spoiler:[=DiDi's=]]] problem in a few minutes flat.
* HookHand: Kiley briefly ''{{imagine|Spot}}s'' herself with such a prosthesis when her treatment of [=DiDi=] has achieved [[GoneHorriblyRight unexpected and remarkable results]], leaving her hand feeling crushed in an ... unusual way. (Strip #935, October 02, 2014, borderline NSFW.)
* [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy I Want My Patient to be Happy]]: She calls things off with [[spoiler:Gary]] out of concern for [[spoiler:Yuki's]] feelings and mental state. How far she's thinking about ''[[spoiler:Gary]]'' there is more questionable; she evidently thinks it's ''right'', [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/confidence-builder and that he should be able to handle it]], but she's more concerned about her own ethics -- and this does rather leave [[spoiler:Gary]] in the lurch.
* MoodSwinger: Kiley seems to be a bit neurotic, with excessive but fragile confidence in her own abilities. She frequently [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/all_your_comics jumps from cynical sarcasm to wild enthusiasm,]] [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/or_whatever from tearful panic to jumping someone,]] from "I'm such a good therapist" (strip #515, October 20th 2011, NSFW) to [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/the_worst_therapist_in_the_world "I'm the worst therapist in the world",]] from [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/okay-sized ecstasy to tears,]] and from [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/calm_down anger to sobbing,]] with minimal provocation.
* MotorMouth: Her mouth runs away with her when she's randy and at other times of emotional chaos.
* PlayingCyrano: She coaches Yuki through her early dates with Gary (and Sonya), eventually coaching Yuki closely for the climactic date, in best Cyrano style, via smartphone. She then sort-of [[InvertedTrope inverts the trope]] when she ends up briefly falling for him herself.
* PuppyDogEyes: Her face is suited to this effect, although she doesn't use it often in any but the mildest form. However, when she needs a risky favour from Matt (strip #758, June 27, 2013, NSFW), she hits him with full-on "doe eyes", apparently knowing exactly what she's doing and how effective it'll be.
* SayingTooMuch: Kiley's mouth tends to run away when she's under any sort of stress or her neuroses are triggered, usually leading to a frame full of her talking rapidly before she catches herself giving too much away.
* SelectiveObliviousness: Kiley's view of her relationship with Matt mirrors his, though perhaps with marginally less convincing self-deception. See his entry for details.

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* ACupAngst: The whole point FanGirl: Both of her first appearance, reacting to [=DiDi=] (and she reacts the same way pair show an admiration for Lynn that verges on the worrying -- especially Maura, who tries to refuse to bathe ever again on a later meeting), after Lynn autographs her chest.
* {{Heel}}: Maura
and subsequently one of her defining traits. It doesn't help Tess are still learning the wrestling game, and can be quite sweet when others encountered in the gym, but in the ring, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/d/20110705.html mention]] com/strips-ma3/in_their_sweet_ride they play the heels quite well and apparently enthusiastically.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Maura and Tess were schoolfriends who became a synchronized swimming team (to Olympic standards), switched to become a wrestling tag team, and share an apartment. Their friendship is strong enough to survive some mutual snark and a little competition for the same guy.
* AnIcePerson[=/=]PlayingWithFire: Tess and Maura wrestle as [[StageNames "Frosti and Pyre"]], playing to these matched tropes, albeit purely as a visual and stylistic matter -- they don't actually have superhuman powers.
* [[OnlySaneWoman Only Sane Women]]: Mainly in relation to [=DiDi=]. They are among the few characters in the comic who don't seem to have their brains scrambled by her weird EvenGirlsWantHer sex appeal, they explain some aspects of wrestling to her clearly and usefully, and one of them even queries her tendency to PoirotSpeak. At other times, they're a bit more flaky -- especially Maura.
* PartsUnknown: Where they are billed as coming from.
* StageNames: "Frosti and Pyre" are far-from-covert ring names.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Tess has blue hair, likely because she's the [[AnIcePerson Ice Person]] of the duo. However, due to the black and white art style this was completely unknown until
[[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/the_worst_therapist_in_the_world the]] [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/a_little_kid subject]] to her. [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/okay-sized%21 Her attempts at getting over it]] are [[{{Pun}} milked for laughs]]. Eventually, her relationship with Matt and dealings with [=DiDi=] involve some conscious attempts to deal with the problem.
* {{Adorkable}}: Not as much as Gary, but still noticeable.
* AscendedExtra: Kiley starts out as [[http://www.ma3comic.com/d/20090926.html a throwaway background joke,]] and ends up playing a major role in several plotlines.
* BoyishShortHair: Although Kiley isn't especially tomboyish, and is comfortably and actively heterosexual, she is unusually cerebral by the standards of
com/strips-ma3/do_you_eat_french_toast this comic, and is usually disinclined to use sex appeal to get her way -- and her short bob fits all that.
* BunnyEarsLawyer[=/=]HiddenBadass: Despite being a FragileFlower studying HollywoodPsych, Kiley manages some legitimately impressive feats over the course
strip.]][[note]]Well, if one had seen color art of the comic. She staggers Yuki, Sonya and Matt with {{armor piercing question}}s, causing each of them character to have at least one epiphany, [[spoiler:and even gives [=DiDi=] her first orgasm]].
* ChekhovsGunman: First seen in that one-panel background gag (see above), Kiley is subsequently discovered working on [[http://www.ma3comic.com/d/20100525.html a magazine stand]], where her role in the story [[http://www.ma3comic.com/d/20100619.html becomes clearer]]. She eventually [[spoiler:takes Gary's virginity (December 13, 2011, NSFW),]] and goes on to further accomplishments, including [[spoiler: giving [=DiDi=] her first orgasm]].
* ComfortFood: After her painful bust-up with Matt, Kiley first goes out drinking with Yuki, then hits a restaurant for pancakes. It's notable that, while Yuki doesn't see the need to restrain Kiley's drinking, she ends up saying "I think you've had enough" after several plates of pancakes. (Strip #1055, July 30, 2015, borderline NSFW.)
* FragileFlower: Kiley is very insecure and prone to breakdown crying. When they're together, Kiley and [[CryCute Yuki]] have a good chance of [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20101118.html both crying]] TenderTears, for [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/calm_down different reasons]]. And when she breaks down, she ''really'' [[InelegantBlubbering breaks down]].
* FreudianExcuse: She's no villain, but anyway -- the root causes of her ACupAngst are apparently finally revealed in strip #916 (August 07, 2014, NSFW).
* HollywoodPsych: By the ''metric ton!'' Justified by RuleOfFunny because she [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/psych sometimes seems hilariously awful at anything psych-related,]] although when
whom she's on target, her abilities are effective an obvious ShoutOut, it wasn't hard to equally Hollywood-ish levels; her ArmorPiercingQuestion attack on [[spoiler:Sonya]] is ''deadly'', and she gets through to the core of [[spoiler:[=DiDi's=]]] problem in a few minutes flat.
* HookHand: Kiley briefly ''{{imagine|Spot}}s'' herself with such a prosthesis when her treatment of [=DiDi=] has achieved [[GoneHorriblyRight unexpected and remarkable results]], leaving her hand feeling crushed in an ... unusual way. (Strip #935, October 02, 2014, borderline NSFW.)
* [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy I Want My Patient to be Happy]]: She calls things off with [[spoiler:Gary]] out of concern for [[spoiler:Yuki's]] feelings and mental state. How far she's thinking about ''[[spoiler:Gary]]'' there is more questionable; she evidently thinks it's ''right'', [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/confidence-builder and that he should be able to handle it]], but she's more concerned about her own ethics -- and this does rather leave [[spoiler:Gary]] in the lurch.
* MoodSwinger: Kiley seems to be a bit neurotic, with excessive but fragile confidence in her own abilities. She frequently [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/all_your_comics jumps from cynical sarcasm to wild enthusiasm,]] [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/or_whatever from tearful panic to jumping someone,]] from "I'm such a good therapist" (strip #515, October 20th 2011, NSFW) to [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/the_worst_therapist_in_the_world "I'm the worst therapist in the world",]] from [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/okay-sized ecstasy to tears,]] and from [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/calm_down anger to sobbing,]] with minimal provocation.
* MotorMouth: Her mouth runs away with her when she's randy and at other times of emotional chaos.
* PlayingCyrano: She coaches Yuki through her early dates with Gary (and Sonya), eventually coaching Yuki closely for the climactic date, in best Cyrano style, via smartphone. She then sort-of [[InvertedTrope inverts the trope]] when she ends up briefly falling for him herself.
* PuppyDogEyes: Her face is suited to this effect, although she doesn't use it often in any but the mildest form. However, when she needs a risky favour from Matt (strip #758, June 27, 2013, NSFW), she hits him with full-on "doe eyes", apparently knowing exactly what she's doing and how effective it'll be.
* SayingTooMuch: Kiley's mouth tends to run away when she's under any sort of stress or her neuroses are triggered, usually leading to a frame full of her talking rapidly before she catches herself giving too much away.
* SelectiveObliviousness: Kiley's view of her relationship with Matt mirrors his, though perhaps with marginally less convincing self-deception. See his entry for details.
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-> ''"Well, my derriere '''is''' the best..."''

Senna Muniz, one of Matt's model colleagues, is an extremely attractive Brazilian {{trans|sexual}}woman with a "perfect peach of a butt" and a ''[[ThePrimaDonna prima donna]]'' personality. She has also played a significant role in the plot of ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'', where her characterization shifts from whimsical to egocentric to outright nuts.

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-> ''"Well, my derriere '''is''' ''"What have I gotten myself into?"''

Peggy is a nurse who had
the best..."''

Senna Muniz,
''interesting'' luck to be sitting at the next table in the restaurant where Sonya was attempting to seduce Erik. By the end of the evening, she'd dumped her boyfriend and was engaged in typical ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' sexual hi-jinks with various cast members -- despite the fact that she seems to be one of Matt's model colleagues, is an extremely attractive Brazilian {{trans|sexual}}woman with a "perfect peach of a butt" and a ''[[ThePrimaDonna prima donna]]'' personality. She has also played a significant role in the plot ''sane'' ones in this universe. May be a very rapidly AscendedExtra, or even an {{expy}} of ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'', where her characterization shifts from whimsical to egocentric to outright nuts.Creator/EmmaThompson's character in ''Film/TheTallGuy''.



* AmbiguouslyBrown: Senna is depicted with a medium-dark skin tone. Her ethnicity is never actually discussed; given that she's Brazilian, it's very likely that it's very mixed.
* AttractiveBentGender: Senna was presumably born male, and isn't in any hurry to finish transitioning to fully female, but even with a penis, she can not only get work as an international lingerie model, she has no trouble attracting the straight Gary (somewhat to his confusion).
* BadBoss: In a small-scale, human way, but -- [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/tastes_more_authentic_-_guest just ask Sandra]].
* BreakTheHaughty: Senna suffers a comedy version during the extended crossover sequence with ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'' when she encounters Sandra in Paris and jumps to the conclusion that Sandra's modelling career has failed. She suffers painful disillusionment [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/i_love_to_eat here.]] Later getting a modelling job offer ... for a hemorrhoid cream commercial, just as she was reflecting how well her own career was going, also pulls her up hard. How far she stays broken may be another matter, though; she's suffering a fair amount of [[CallItKarma "karmic"]] backlash, but she seems quite resilient in a delusional way.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Taking other people on international private jet flights on a whim merely looks self-indulgent, and her claim that Sandra used witchcraft to distract world-famous photographer Domenico away from herself might be taken as poetic exaggeration. However, interpreting Gary's teaching Sandra about {{geek}} culture as [[http://www.sandraontherocks.com/strips-sotr/tao_absurdo him sabotaging Sandra's career as a favour to herself]] marks her down as just plain delusional.
* CursedWithAwesome: In her own mind, at least. [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/does_not_look_very_evil "Curse my undisguisable beauty!"]]
* HairIntakes: Senna temporarily develops these in ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'' strip #11 (August 18, 2012; just NSFW enough to not be linked).
* ItsAllAboutMe: Senna seems to suffer from this in a mild but pervasive form. She took Sandra off to Usefulnotes/{{Brazil}} on a drunken spree, and then showed little interest in Sandra's situation until Sandra kicked up a fuss. When she employed Sandra, she treated her as a lowly minion. And when she returned to Montreal, she visited Matt and then Gary in search of sympathy for her recent setbacks, laughed off Gary's suggestions for their date as of no interest to herself, and then hauled him onto a flight to Paris, largely ignoring his evident discomfort about flying. She's quite ''fun'' to be around, and she can be polite enough, in a casual way, to people she finds attractive or amusing, but there's little evidence of her caring very much about anyone else.
* {{Japandering}}: Senna [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/my_derriere_is_the_best is willing to do a hemorrhoid cream commercial in Japan]] once her agent assures her that it won't be seen in the West.
* JerkassHasAPoint:
** While they are in Paris together, Senna suggests to Gary that they might visit some of the famous museums and galleries -- but Gary dives straight into a video game shop, much to Senna's annoyance. She may be a cultural snob, but some readers share her exasperation at Gary's narrow vision.
** Later, Gary dumps her -- for which few readers blame him. But he doesn't seem to understand that he's done so, and makes a joke of the idea to Senna herself. Few readers blame her for slapping his face, either.
* {{Narcissist}}: Senna is vain, self-centered, and delusional. In fact, some fans have suggested more or less jokingly that she's a full-on [[TheSociopath sociopath]], as she shows few signs of empathy, lies on a whim, possesses casual charm, pursues all sorts of thrills, and is unremittingly vain. If so, she's a fairly harmless [[ComedicSociopathy comedy version]] at worst, this being a comedy, but she does come close. She shows flashes of some kind of fondness for Gary, though.
* NoNameGiven: Her last name was left unrevealed for a long time, and even the cabin crew on a private jet she uses address her as "Miss Senna". However, her surname was eventually casually mentioned in a conversation between other people. Presumably, she more or less always goes by the single name as a matter of professional style, without keeping anything secret.
* PetTheDog: She keeps her word and sends Gary his luggage after he dumps her without doing anything petty.
* RichBitch: She's initially dismissive towards Sandra's panicky behavior, lack of a place to stay in Usefulnotes/{{Brazil}}, and any way to get home, but eventually gives her a job as a personal assistant. However, as it turns out, she's an [[BadBoss awful boss]]. She's also rude to the cabin crew on the private jet she uses -- admittedly after one of them interrupts her during sex, but the interruption was necessary.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Her first appearance was a nude scene in which she was completely relaxed, and when she subsequently appeared dressed, it was always as appropriate for a glamorous (and rather flashy) lingerie model who is vain about her looks and uses them to intimidate. The fanservice aspect of her character is pretty overt; Gary was essentially seduced by that peach-like butt, and the comic let the readers see that this was understandable.
* {{Transsexual}}: Pre-op, and evidently happy not to have any more surgery.
* UnreliableNarrator: Senna really isn't the type to let the truth get in the way of a good story, especially when it's about showing herself in a good light, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/she_planned_treachery as she demonstrates here]] and in subsequent strips.
* WickedCultured:
** Hinted at [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/where_shall_we_go_first here,]] to slightly surprising effect. Senna had previously been shown as an egotistical, high-maintenance, somewhat vacuous fashion victim, and she's in UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}, a city full of fashion houses and expensive designer shops -- and yet her first idea of places to go are three museums and a cathedral. Even if she's showing off to Gary, she knows what names to drop. Of course, the strip may mostly be intended as a joke about Gary's hopeless {{geek}}iness, but she also later name-drops at least one less-well-known modern art gallery to someone else.
** Senna is subsequently shown as [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/they_would_make_a_museum culturally snobbish and ignorantly hostile to the idea of comics as art,]] contrasting her "refined" and arrogant taste with Gary and Sandra's interest in {{geek}} culture. Quite how this fits with her previously mentioned [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/soaps_in_brazil interest in Brazilian soap opera]] is unclear.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Senna BoyishShortHair: Peggy has the shortest crop of any of the female characters, although she is depicted neither youthfully boyish nor at all unfeminine. However, she has an unusually serious job by the standards of this cast, and is unusually practical; her hairstyle reflects that. She looks distinctly ridiculous when Sonya puts her into a wig, although she later manages to wear it with a medium-dark skin tone. Her ethnicity is never actually discussed; given that reasonable credibility.
* ButNotTooBi: Peggy specifically defines herself as Kinsey one or two;
she's Brazilian, it's very likely perfectly comfortable with the occasional lesbian encounter, but she's really more interested in men. This is simply a matter of her personal inclinations, though.
* ExperimentedInCollege: She more or less explicitly says
that it's very mixed.
* AttractiveBentGender: Senna was presumably born male, and isn't in any hurry
she lived this trope, but decided that on balance she just prefers men. However, her desperation for a good night's sleep can make her willing to finish transitioning to fully have sex with anyone, male or female, but even just as long as there's a comfortable bed involved. [[spoiler:Outside of that, she clearly finds [=DiDi=] very attractive and tells her that with a penis, her looks, she could make ''any'' woman go up a few notches on the Kinsey scale]].
* HeroicFatigue: She's the kind of nurse who
can not only get work as an international lingerie model, end up working four-day double-shift marathons, which leave her understandably exhausted. The need for a decent night's sleep can then drive her to make fairly extreme offers; see strips #768-9 (July 23-25, 2013; NSFW). Equally, it seems that she has no trouble attracting uses wild sexual experimentation for distraction and stress relief, whereas most of the straight Gary (somewhat cast do that stuff purely for the heck of it; see strip #997 (March 12, 2015, borderline NSFW).
* HeroicRROD: Peggy executes an OperationJealousy while suffering sleep deprivation, and the scheme culminates in her dancing for an hour continuously as Zii's band are rehearsing. At the end of that time, she is unsurprisingly on the point of total collapse and barely coherent. ("No... no... don't pass out now... I'm so close
to his confusion).
* BadBoss: In
getting my sleep back...") She scores a small-scale, human way, but -- [[http://www.[[Awesome/MenageA3 crowning moment of awesome]] by ''[[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/tastes_more_authentic_-_guest just ask Sandra]].
* BreakTheHaughty: Senna suffers a comedy version during
com/strips-ma3/not_that_i_care closing the extended crossover sequence deal while passing out.]]''
* HonestAdvisor: Peggy sympathises
with ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'' when she encounters Sandra in Paris other people's problems, and jumps sometimes tries to the conclusion help them with good advice; it helps that Sandra's modelling career has failed. she is brighter than many of the cast. She suffers painful disillusionment tentatively suggests that [=DiDi=] might need professional therapy, and later tries to help Sonya sort her life out while staying with her. However, her efforts are often disrupted by the craziness of the people she's advising, or influenced by her own needs and desires.
* ItsALongStory: When a past plot complication threatens to cause problems,
[[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/i_love_to_eat here.]] Later getting com/strips-ma3/thought-it-was-pillows a modelling job offer ... for a hemorrhoid cream commercial, just as she was reflecting how well her own career was going, also pulls her up hard. How far she stays broken may be another matter, though; she's suffering a fair amount of [[CallItKarma "karmic"]] backlash, but she seems quite resilient in a delusional way.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Taking other people on international private jet flights on a whim merely looks self-indulgent, and her claim that Sandra used witchcraft to distract world-famous photographer Domenico away from herself might be taken as poetic exaggeration. However, interpreting Gary's teaching Sandra about {{geek}} culture as [[http://www.sandraontherocks.com/strips-sotr/tao_absurdo him sabotaging Sandra's career as a favour to herself]] marks her down as just plain delusional.
* CursedWithAwesome: In her own mind, at least. [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/does_not_look_very_evil "Curse my undisguisable beauty!"]]
* HairIntakes: Senna temporarily develops these in ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'' strip #11 (August 18, 2012; just NSFW enough to not be linked).
* ItsAllAboutMe: Senna seems to suffer from this in a mild but pervasive form. She took Sandra off to Usefulnotes/{{Brazil}} on a drunken spree,
tired Peggy invokes the phrase]] -- and then showed little interest in Sandra's situation until Sandra kicked up a fuss. When she employed Sandra, she treated her as a lowly minion. And when she returned to Montreal, she visited Matt and then Gary in search of sympathy for her recent setbacks, laughed off Gary's suggestions for their date as of no interest to herself, and then hauled him onto a flight to Paris, largely ignoring his evident discomfort about flying. She's quite ''fun'' to be around, and she can be polite enough, in a casual way, to people she finds attractive or amusing, but there's little evidence of her caring very much about anyone else.
* {{Japandering}}: Senna [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/my_derriere_is_the_best is willing to do a hemorrhoid cream commercial in Japan]] once her agent assures her that it won't be seen in the West.
* JerkassHasAPoint:
** While they are in Paris together, Senna suggests to Gary that they might visit some of the famous museums and galleries -- but Gary dives straight into a video game shop, much to Senna's annoyance. She may be a cultural snob, but some readers share her exasperation at Gary's narrow vision.
** Later, Gary dumps her -- for which few readers blame him. But he doesn't seem to understand that he's done so, and makes a joke of the idea to Senna herself. Few readers blame her for slapping his face, either.
* {{Narcissist}}: Senna is vain, self-centered, and delusional. In fact, some fans have suggested more or less jokingly
declares that she's a full-on [[TheSociopath sociopath]], as she shows few signs of empathy, lies on a whim, possesses casual charm, pursues all sorts of thrills, too tired to tell the story and is unremittingly vain. If so, she's a fairly harmless [[ComedicSociopathy comedy version]] at worst, this being a comedy, but she does come close. She shows flashes of some kind of fondness for Gary, though.
would rather sleep.
* NoNameGiven: Her last name was left unrevealed has never been revealed.
* OnlySaneWoman: No, really, despite a willingness to throw food around in moments of irritation and make passes at men she doesn't actually know. She calls Zii out
for a long time, physically dangerous tackle on Sonya, backs away politely when she blunders into a room containing a copulating couple, and even the cabin crew on a private jet she uses address her as "Miss Senna". However, her surname was eventually casually mentioned in a conversation between other people. Presumably, she more or less always goes by the single name as a matter of actually suggests that someone with clear psychological/medical problems should seek professional style, without keeping anything secret.
* PetTheDog: She keeps
help. Even some of her word and sends Gary his luggage after he dumps her without doing anything petty.
* RichBitch: She's initially dismissive towards Sandra's panicky behavior, lack
other actions seem to involve a ''conscious tolerance'' of a place to stay in Usefulnotes/{{Brazil}}, and any way to get home, but eventually gives her a job as a personal assistant. However, as it turns out, she's an [[BadBoss awful boss]]. She's also rude to the cabin crew on the private jet she uses -- admittedly after one of them interrupts her during sex, but the interruption was necessary.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Her first appearance was a nude scene in which she was completely relaxed, and when she subsequently appeared dressed, it was always as appropriate for a glamorous (and
madness around her, rather flashy) lingerie model who than just being crazy herself.
* PunnyName: Her name
is vain about Peggy, and since her looks and uses them to intimidate. introduction she has discovered she enjoys pegging. The fanservice aspect pun was not lost on Gary (who is the reluctant recipient of most of her character is pretty overt; Gary was essentially seduced by that peach-like butt, and the comic let the readers see that this was understandable.
* {{Transsexual}}: Pre-op, and evidently happy not to have any more surgery.
* UnreliableNarrator: Senna really isn't the type to let the truth get in the way of a good story, especially when it's about showing herself in a good light, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/she_planned_treachery as she demonstrates here]] and in subsequent strips.
* WickedCultured:
** Hinted at [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/where_shall_we_go_first here,]] to slightly surprising effect. Senna had previously been shown as an egotistical, high-maintenance, somewhat vacuous fashion victim, and she's in UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}, a city full of fashion houses and expensive designer shops -- and yet her first idea of places to go are three museums and a cathedral. Even if she's showing off to Gary, she knows what names to drop. Of course, the strip may mostly be intended as a joke about Gary's hopeless {{geek}}iness, but she also later name-drops at least one less-well-known modern art gallery to someone else.
** Senna is subsequently shown as [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/they_would_make_a_museum culturally snobbish and ignorantly hostile to the idea of comics as art,]] contrasting her "refined" and arrogant taste with Gary and Sandra's interest in {{geek}} culture. Quite how this fits with her previously mentioned [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/soaps_in_brazil interest in Brazilian soap opera]] is unclear.
pegging).



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-> ''"Gary, could you pass me my jealous girlfriend?"''

Erik was originally one of [=DiDi=]'s boyfriends. He was nice and all, but she wasn't entirely satisfied with (or by) him, and dropped him like so many others. His role became much bigger when he started dating Zii. Later, for reasons of plot, he started showing up in ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns''.

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[[folder:Roxie]]
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-> ''"Gary, could you pass me my jealous girlfriend?"''

Erik was originally one of [=DiDi=]'s boyfriends. He was nice and all, but she wasn't entirely satisfied with (or by) him, and dropped him like so many others. His role became much bigger when he started dating Zii. Later,
''"You'll '''pay''' for reasons of plot, he started showing up that, blondie!"''

A new trainer at a gym attended by [=DiDi,=] who also turns out to be involved
in ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns''.a wrestling school; the two women get off on the wrong foot.



* CoolShades: Erik rarely if ever takes his shades off, and definitely has a cool image. It's possible that he works at this consciously, with the shades as a prop; his cool does crack a little occasionally.
* EarlyBirdCameo: The guy that [=DiDi=] left the park with in year 1 came back.
* FlatCharacter: He's a nice enough fellow, but a lot of readers have had trouble thinking of anything to say about him beyond that.
* GenreSavvy: Compared to everyone else's odd views on how to get relationships to work.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: His look at all times, {{lampshaded|Trope}} by Angel [[http://www.stickydillybuns.com/strips-sdb/i_am_not_jealous here.]]
* NiceGuy: Certainly amiable and even-tempered, if maybe a little dull.
* NoNameGiven: His last name has never been revealed.
* SpoiledSweet: A male version, on available evidence.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To his sister, ''Erika'', even down to the sunglasses.
* SunglassesAtNight: He has maybe taken his glasses off once or twice, but he leaves them on during a movie, sleep, or sex.

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* CoolShades: Erik rarely if ever takes his shades off, ButchLesbian: Roxie is stocky and definitely has a cool image. It's possible that he works at this consciously, with the shades as a prop; his cool does crack a little occasionally.
quite muscular, mostly avoids "girly" traits like dresses or obvious makeup -- and expresses sexual/romantic interest only in women.
* EarlyBirdCameo: The guy that EmbarrassingOldPhoto: When [=DiDi=] left the park with in year 1 came back.
* FlatCharacter: He's a nice enough fellow, but a lot of readers have had trouble thinking of anything
is trying to say about him beyond that.
* GenreSavvy: Compared
return Roxie's dropped wallet, she looks inside it for some clue as to everyone else's odd views on how where to get relationships to work.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: His look at all times, {{lampshaded|Trope}} by Angel
take it -- and [[http://www.stickydillybuns.com/strips-sdb/i_am_not_jealous here.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/i_know_how_that_can_hurt and discovers a picture of Roxie]] in a [[PimpedOutDress Fantastical Cosplay-Style Dress]]. This really doesn't fit with Roxie's badass tomboy image, even the sweet-natured [=DiDi=] giggles at the sight, and it is subsequently strongly hinted that [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/counted_out Roxie would indeed find that image embarrassing.]]
* NiceGuy: Certainly amiable and even-tempered, if {{Face}}[=/=]{{Heel}}: When first seen wrestling in the comic, Roxie's persona is that of a face, albeit maybe a little dull.
* NoNameGiven: His last name has never been revealed.
* SpoiledSweet: A male version, on available evidence.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To his sister, ''Erika'', even down
tending to the sunglasses.
"rebel" version. However, at the end of that match, she performs a classic wrestling FaceHeelTurn, attacking her own tag team partner.
* SunglassesAtNight: He has maybe taken his glasses off HairTriggerTemper: Roxie resorts to physical violence more than once or twice, in her first couple of appearances alone; at other moments, she merely engages in angry verbal snark.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Roxie's reactions to [=DiDi's=] behavior and Damien's flirtatious ways are often ill-tempered and sometimes ridiculously violent,
but he leaves a lot of what she says about them is true.
* TheNapoleon: On [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/break_in_a_new_student_-_start_book_8 her very first appearance,]] Roxie proves to be short-tempered, aggressive, and touchy about her height.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Roxie is fairly short, and apparently touchy about her height, but she teaches gym classes, including boxing workouts, and studies wrestling; she has the skill to put the much larger [=DiDi=]
on during the ground and get a movie, sleep, or sex.hold on her, at least when attacking by surprise. [=DiDi=] does subsequently get the better of her, but the amazon has the advantage of size and trained strength, and has some combat skill herself.
* StageName: Roxie uses a slightly variant form of her name, "Roxxy", in the wrestling ring.



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-> ''"What have I gotten myself into?"''

Peggy is a nurse who had the ''interesting'' luck to be sitting at the next table in the restaurant where Sonya was attempting to seduce Erik. By the end of the evening, she'd dumped her boyfriend and was engaged in typical ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' sexual hi-jinks with various cast members -- despite the fact that she seems to be one of the ''sane'' ones in this universe. May be a very rapidly AscendedExtra, or even an {{expy}} of Creator/EmmaThompson's character in ''Film/TheTallGuy''.

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[[folder:Senna]]
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-> ''"What have I gotten myself into?"''

Peggy is a nurse who had
''"Well, my derriere '''is''' the ''interesting'' luck to be sitting at the next table best..."''

Senna Muniz, one of Matt's model colleagues, is an extremely attractive Brazilian {{trans|sexual}}woman with a "perfect peach of a butt" and a ''[[ThePrimaDonna prima donna]]'' personality. She has also played a significant role
in the restaurant plot of ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'', where Sonya was attempting to seduce Erik. By the end of the evening, she'd dumped her boyfriend and was engaged in typical ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' sexual hi-jinks with various cast members -- despite the fact that she seems characterization shifts from whimsical to be one of the ''sane'' ones in this universe. May be a very rapidly AscendedExtra, or even an {{expy}} of Creator/EmmaThompson's character in ''Film/TheTallGuy''.egocentric to outright nuts.



* BoyishShortHair: Peggy has the shortest crop of any of the female characters, although she is neither youthfully boyish nor at all unfeminine. However, she has an unusually serious job by the standards of this cast, and is unusually practical; her hairstyle reflects that. She looks distinctly ridiculous when Sonya puts her into a wig, although she later manages to wear it with reasonable credibility.
* ButNotTooBi: Peggy specifically defines herself as Kinsey one or two; she's perfectly comfortable with the occasional lesbian encounter, but she's really more interested in men. This is simply a matter of her personal inclinations, though.
* ExperimentedInCollege: She more or less explicitly says that she lived this trope, but decided that on balance she just prefers men. However, her desperation for a good night's sleep can make her willing to have sex with anyone, male or female, just as long as there's a comfortable bed involved. [[spoiler:Outside of that, she clearly finds [=DiDi=] very attractive and tells her that with her looks, she could make ''any'' woman go up a few notches on the Kinsey scale]].
* HeroicFatigue: She's the kind of nurse who can end up working four-day double-shift marathons, which leave her understandably exhausted. The need for a decent night's sleep can then drive her to make fairly extreme offers; see strips #768-9 (July 23-25, 2013; NSFW). Equally, it seems that she uses wild sexual experimentation for distraction and stress relief, whereas most of the cast do that stuff purely for the heck of it; see strip #997 (March 12, 2015, borderline NSFW).
* HeroicRROD: Peggy executes an OperationJealousy while suffering sleep deprivation, and the scheme culminates in her dancing for an hour continuously as Zii's band are rehearsing. At the end of that time, she is unsurprisingly on the point of total collapse and barely coherent. ("No... no... don't pass out now... I'm so close to getting my sleep back...") She scores a [[Awesome/MenageA3 crowning moment of awesome]] by ''[[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/not_that_i_care closing the deal while passing out.]]''
* HonestAdvisor: Peggy sympathises with other people's problems, and sometimes tries to help them with good advice; it helps that she is brighter than many of the cast. She tentatively suggests that [=DiDi=] might need professional therapy, and later tries to help Sonya sort her life out while staying with her. However, her efforts are often disrupted by the craziness of the people she's advising, or influenced by her own needs and desires.
* ItsALongStory: When a past plot complication threatens to cause problems, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/thought-it-was-pillows a tired Peggy invokes the phrase]] -- and then declares that she's too tired to tell the story and would rather sleep.
* NoNameGiven: Her last name has never been revealed.
* OnlySaneWoman: No, really, despite a willingness to throw food around in moments of irritation and make passes at men she doesn't actually know. She calls Zii out for a physically dangerous tackle on Sonya, backs away politely when she blunders into a room containing a copulating couple, and actually suggests that someone with clear psychological/medical problems should seek professional help. Even some of her other actions seem to involve a ''conscious tolerance'' of the madness around her, rather than just being crazy herself.
* PunnyName: Her name is Peggy, and since her introduction she has discovered she enjoys pegging. The pun was not lost on Gary (who is the reluctant recipient of most of her pegging).

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* BoyishShortHair: Peggy has the shortest crop of any of the female characters, although she AmbiguouslyBrown: Senna is neither youthfully boyish nor at all unfeminine. However, she has an unusually serious job by the standards of this cast, and is unusually practical; her hairstyle reflects that. She looks distinctly ridiculous when Sonya puts her into a wig, although she later manages to wear it depicted with reasonable credibility.
* ButNotTooBi: Peggy specifically defines herself as Kinsey one or two;
a medium-dark skin tone. Her ethnicity is never actually discussed; given that she's perfectly comfortable with the occasional lesbian encounter, but she's really more interested in men. This is simply a matter of her personal inclinations, though.
* ExperimentedInCollege: She more or less explicitly says
Brazilian, it's very likely that she lived this trope, but decided that on balance she just prefers men. However, her desperation for a good night's sleep can make her willing it's very mixed.
* AttractiveBentGender: Senna was presumably born male, and isn't in any hurry
to have sex with anyone, male or finish transitioning to fully female, just as long as there's a comfortable bed involved. [[spoiler:Outside of that, she clearly finds [=DiDi=] very attractive and tells her that but even with her looks, a penis, she could make ''any'' woman go up a few notches on can not only get work as an international lingerie model, she has no trouble attracting the Kinsey scale]].
* HeroicFatigue: She's the kind of nurse who can end up working four-day double-shift marathons, which leave her understandably exhausted. The need for a decent night's sleep can then drive her
straight Gary (somewhat to make fairly extreme offers; see strips #768-9 (July 23-25, 2013; NSFW). Equally, it seems that she uses wild sexual experimentation for distraction and stress relief, whereas most of the cast do that stuff purely for the heck of it; see strip #997 (March 12, 2015, borderline NSFW).
his confusion).
* HeroicRROD: Peggy executes an OperationJealousy while suffering sleep deprivation, and the scheme culminates in her dancing for an hour continuously as Zii's band are rehearsing. At the end of that time, she is unsurprisingly on the point of total collapse and barely coherent. ("No... no... don't pass out now... I'm so close to getting my sleep back...") She scores BadBoss: In a [[Awesome/MenageA3 crowning moment of awesome]] by ''[[http://www.small-scale, human way, but -- [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/not_that_i_care closing com/strips-ma3/tastes_more_authentic_-_guest just ask Sandra]].
* BreakTheHaughty: Senna suffers a comedy version during
the deal while passing out.]]''
* HonestAdvisor: Peggy sympathises
extended crossover sequence with other people's problems, ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'' when she encounters Sandra in Paris and sometimes tries jumps to help them with good advice; it helps the conclusion that she is brighter than many of the cast. Sandra's modelling career has failed. She tentatively suggests that [=DiDi=] might need professional therapy, and later tries to help Sonya sort her life out while staying with her. However, her efforts are often disrupted by the craziness of the people she's advising, or influenced by her own needs and desires.
* ItsALongStory: When a past plot complication threatens to cause problems,
suffers painful disillusionment [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/thought-it-was-pillows com/strips-ma3/i_love_to_eat here.]] Later getting a tired Peggy invokes the phrase]] -- modelling job offer ... for a hemorrhoid cream commercial, just as she was reflecting how well her own career was going, also pulls her up hard. How far she stays broken may be another matter, though; she's suffering a fair amount of [[CallItKarma "karmic"]] backlash, but she seems quite resilient in a delusional way.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Taking other people on international private jet flights on a whim merely looks self-indulgent, and her claim that Sandra used witchcraft to distract world-famous photographer Domenico away from herself might be taken as poetic exaggeration. However, interpreting Gary's teaching Sandra about {{geek}} culture as [[http://www.sandraontherocks.com/strips-sotr/tao_absurdo him sabotaging Sandra's career as a favour to herself]] marks her down as just plain delusional.
* CursedWithAwesome: In her own mind, at least. [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/does_not_look_very_evil "Curse my undisguisable beauty!"]]
* HairIntakes: Senna temporarily develops these in ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'' strip #11 (August 18, 2012; just NSFW enough to not be linked).
* ItsAllAboutMe: Senna seems to suffer from this in a mild but pervasive form. She took Sandra off to Usefulnotes/{{Brazil}} on a drunken spree,
and then declares showed little interest in Sandra's situation until Sandra kicked up a fuss. When she employed Sandra, she treated her as a lowly minion. And when she returned to Montreal, she visited Matt and then Gary in search of sympathy for her recent setbacks, laughed off Gary's suggestions for their date as of no interest to herself, and then hauled him onto a flight to Paris, largely ignoring his evident discomfort about flying. She's quite ''fun'' to be around, and she can be polite enough, in a casual way, to people she finds attractive or amusing, but there's little evidence of her caring very much about anyone else.
* {{Japandering}}: Senna [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/my_derriere_is_the_best is willing to do a hemorrhoid cream commercial in Japan]] once her agent assures her that it won't be seen in the West.
* JerkassHasAPoint:
** While they are in Paris together, Senna suggests to Gary that they might visit some of the famous museums and galleries -- but Gary dives straight into a video game shop, much to Senna's annoyance. She may be a cultural snob, but some readers share her exasperation at Gary's narrow vision.
** Later, Gary dumps her -- for which few readers blame him. But he doesn't seem to understand that he's done so, and makes a joke of the idea to Senna herself. Few readers blame her for slapping his face, either.
* {{Narcissist}}: Senna is vain, self-centered, and delusional. In fact, some fans have suggested more or less jokingly
that she's too tired to tell the story a full-on [[TheSociopath sociopath]], as she shows few signs of empathy, lies on a whim, possesses casual charm, pursues all sorts of thrills, and would rather sleep.
is unremittingly vain. If so, she's a fairly harmless [[ComedicSociopathy comedy version]] at worst, this being a comedy, but she does come close. She shows flashes of some kind of fondness for Gary, though.
* NoNameGiven: Her last name has never been revealed.
* OnlySaneWoman: No, really, despite a willingness to throw food around in moments of irritation and make passes at men she doesn't actually know. She calls Zii out
was left unrevealed for a physically dangerous tackle long time, and even the cabin crew on Sonya, backs away politely when a private jet she blunders into uses address her as "Miss Senna". However, her surname was eventually casually mentioned in a room containing conversation between other people. Presumably, she more or less always goes by the single name as a copulating couple, and actually suggests that someone with clear psychological/medical problems should seek matter of professional help. Even some style, without keeping anything secret.
* PetTheDog: She keeps her word and sends Gary his luggage after he dumps her without doing anything petty.
* RichBitch: She's initially dismissive towards Sandra's panicky behavior, lack of a place to stay in Usefulnotes/{{Brazil}}, and any way to get home, but eventually gives her a job as a personal assistant. However, as it turns out, she's an [[BadBoss awful boss]]. She's also rude to the cabin crew on the private jet she uses -- admittedly after one of them interrupts her during sex, but the interruption was necessary.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Her first appearance was a nude scene in which she was completely relaxed, and when she subsequently appeared dressed, it was always as appropriate for a glamorous (and rather flashy) lingerie model who is vain about her looks and uses them to intimidate. The fanservice aspect
of her other actions seem to involve a ''conscious tolerance'' of the madness around her, rather than just being crazy herself.
* PunnyName: Her name
character is Peggy, and since her introduction she has discovered she enjoys pegging. The pun was not lost on pretty overt; Gary (who is was essentially seduced by that peach-like butt, and the reluctant recipient comic let the readers see that this was understandable.
* {{Transsexual}}: Pre-op, and evidently happy not to have any more surgery.
* UnreliableNarrator: Senna really isn't the type to let the truth get in the way
of most a good story, especially when it's about showing herself in a good light, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/she_planned_treachery as she demonstrates here]] and in subsequent strips.
* WickedCultured:
** Hinted at [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/where_shall_we_go_first here,]] to slightly surprising effect. Senna had previously been shown as an egotistical, high-maintenance, somewhat vacuous fashion victim, and she's in UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}, a city full
of fashion houses and expensive designer shops -- and yet her pegging).first idea of places to go are three museums and a cathedral. Even if she's showing off to Gary, she knows what names to drop. Of course, the strip may mostly be intended as a joke about Gary's hopeless {{geek}}iness, but she also later name-drops at least one less-well-known modern art gallery to someone else.
** Senna is subsequently shown as [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/they_would_make_a_museum culturally snobbish and ignorantly hostile to the idea of comics as art,]] contrasting her "refined" and arrogant taste with Gary and Sandra's interest in {{geek}} culture. Quite how this fits with her previously mentioned [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/soaps_in_brazil interest in Brazilian soap opera]] is unclear.



[[folder:Tracy]]
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-> ''"Audio engineer student, but tuition fees are high, so on the side, I do a little, ummmm, crowdfunded R-rated video performance."''

Tracy is an audio engineering student with an internship at Dark Matter Games, who moonlights as a webcam girl to pay the bills. (Although she hangs out with professional porn actresses, she claims that her own performances are only "R-rated" -- though that might be questionable.) Tracy first meets Gary through Amber and Chanelle's porn actress friends, then encounters him again when he shows up for a job interview at Dark Matter. She can be a bit fanatical about games.

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-> ''"Audio engineer student, but tuition fees are high, so on the side, I do ''[[BlatantLies "I'm... I'm really not a little, ummmm, crowdfunded R-rated video performance."''

Tracy
lesbian!"]]''

Sonya
is an audio engineering student a ditzy waitress who Zii seduces one evening, which leads to a threesome with an internship at Dark Matter Games, who moonlights as a webcam girl Sonya's boyfriend, which leads to pay the bills. (Although she hangs out Sonya having a lot of lesbian sex. She quite likes Gary, but lusts [[StalkerWithACrush madly]] after Zii, and has concluded that actually she's in love with professional porn actresses, she claims that her. Yuki has a kind of rivalry with her own performances are only "R-rated" -- though that might be questionable.) Tracy first meets Gary through Amber and Chanelle's porn actress friends, then encounters him again when he shows up for they ''usually'' don't get along well (it's a job interview at Dark Matter. long story). She can has also turned out to be a bit fanatical about games.competent singer and bassist.



* BlackAndNerdy: Tracy is black, an engineering student, and an enthusiastic gamer. [[AvertedTrope However]], she's also cute even by [[GenericCuteness the standards of this comic]] and socially fairly competent and charming (so long as you don't insult her favorite games).
* DarkSecret: It's not ''very'' dark, but she really doesn't want her colleagues at Dark Matter to know about her other job.
* GamerGirl: Tracy is very serious about gaming; in a room full of porn stars exploring Gary's sexual party trick, she gets distracted by his games hardware. Perhaps a little eccentrically, her declared favorite game is ''[[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball]]'' (for "the gameplay, the over-the-top sexy characters, the cheesy jiggle physics..."). Her obsession with that game plays havoc with her initial OnlySaneWoman image.
* HiddenDepths: The fact that Tracy, who initially appears to be one of a gaggle of porn stars, is actually a trainee audio engineer (and part-time camgirl) isn't actually hidden -- but she also turns out to have some talent as a hair stylist. When she says that she can make Eulice look decades younger, she delivers. The normally grumpy Eulice is so impressed that she ''gives Gary money'' so he "can take that sweet girl somewhere nice."
* ManipulativeBitch: PlayedWith. More than once, in the course of convoluted comedy plots, she manipulates Gary into sex-related activities he really isn't into (although on at least one occasion, she honestly misunderstands his thinking). The complication is that surely only ''Gary'' would be stupid enough to fall for her manipulations -- a saner person would tell her to get lost -- and anyway, he's so obliging she could probably achieve the same results by just asking.
* TheNotLoveInterest: She's the only woman under the age of 50 regularly in Gary's life who ''does not want'' to get into Gary's pants or experience "the swirly." (Even Zii occasionally gets curious.)
* TokenMinority: Tracy is the only black character with any kind of substantial role in the comic.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Starting from "Gary giving Jim a blowjob" arc, she comes across as ridiculously pushy and sexually manipulative, bouncing Gary into sexual activities that he never really wants and that look borderline nonconsensual.

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* BlackAndNerdy: Tracy is black, an engineering student, BelligerentSexualTension: With Yuki, at least by implication, though more on Yuki's side and only hinted at [[spoiler: for a long time -- but then resolved spectacularly]].
* BrainlessBeauty: Sonya ... jet black hair, stunning figure, and dumb as a bag of hammers, bordering on [[TheDitz total ditziness]]. She doesn't even seem to be entirely aware that technically, sleeping with Zii represents cheating on her boyfriend. She does develop a little [[SmartBall highly unreliable low cunning]] and some specific skills as the plot continues, though.
* CatchPhrase: The line [[HaveIMentionedThatIAmHeterosexualToday "I'm not a lesbian!"]] has become a standing joke with Sonya.
* CharacterDevelopment: It's relatively subtle, but Sonya's shift from a rather conventional waitress to a bisexual rock bassist with a penchant for [[ZanyScheme questionable plans]], losing
an inconsiderate boyfriend and gaining a huge crush and a lot of confusion about her sexual identity along the way, is probably going to be good for her in the end. Unfortunately, she doesn't gain much ''intelligence'' in the process, but HiddenDepths only go so deep. She eventually lampshades the development; ''[[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/we_have_an_emergency "I... I was so different then."]]''
* CompetitionFreak: She's a minor case, but one thing that always seems to set Sonya off is some kind of rivalry -- especially (but not only) if the rival is Yuki. Even when they're supposed to be [[spoiler:having sex together by mutual consent]], they end up turning it into a competition.
* TheDeterminator: Sonya takes seduction very, '''''very''''' seriously -- especially when it's Zii she's after or there's any kind of competition involved. (She gives up trying with [[spoiler:Erik]] when he proves resistant and something more amusing comes along.) When she gets into a contest of mutual seduction with [[spoiler:Yuki]], she escalates through [[YouCanLeaveYourHatOn striptease]] to use of an AnimalEaredHeadband, and wins.
* TheDitz: The open question with Sonya is whether she's ''actually'' as stupid as she sometimes looks, or whether she just doesn't bother to use her brain. Her occasional [[SmartBall flashes of low cunning]] and even what might be wit may subvert the trope in her case.
* DramaQueen: Sonya ''loves'' drama, and will provide her own when necessary; it seems to turn her on sexually. She is described on the comic's own [[http://www.ma3comic.com/cast/ Cast Page]] as "Dramasexual".
* DressedToPlunder: When she suffers a black eye, Sonya needs an eyepatch. Being [[TheDitz Sonya]], she ends up buying a complete pirate fancy dress outfit just for the patch. (Actually, it may be more of a SexyWhateverOutfit.) Then, being [[MsFanservice Sonya]], she insists on [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/i_am_getting_a_text wearing it,]] largely for purposes of flirting with Gary.
* EvilGloating: As a drama addict who doesn't mind being a bit evil, Sonya naturally tries gloating occasionally -- albeit often just to herself. She's quite annoyed when [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/this_will_make_yuki_jealous Yuki doesn't rise to the bait.]]
* FemmeFatale: Downplayed. She pursues Gary largely to annoy Yuki (though she thinks he might be interesting in himself), flirts with him when Yuki and Kiley are around (in front of them or by text message), seeks to seduce Zii (because she loves her) despite Zii's declarations of disinterest, and makes a move on Erik in the hope of detaching him from Zii and thus getting her. Her weapons of choice are her attractiveness and a willingness to flaunt it in well-chosen outfits or [[VaporWear even less]], while not [[ObliviouslyEvil worrying much about morality]]. Her seduction technique is intermittently effective, even if it's far from subtle. However, the comic is a comedy, not a thriller, and Sonya isn't very bright, with an [[AttentionDeficitOhShiny unreliable attention span]], and [[CantHoldHisLiquor less capacity for alcohol]] than her intended victims.
* HaveIMentionedThatIAmHeterosexualToday?: A trope that is played with for comic effect with Sonya. Early on, her denials that she's a lesbian are a big part of her characterization, putting her in a TransparentCloset; they then become a RunningGag. (She shows brief interest in calling herself "bisexual" at one point, which would clearly be accurate, but soon forgets that.) These denials are interspersed with a series of lesbian encounters.[[note]]It does seem for a while that [[IfItsYouItsOkay she lusts after/is in love with Zii in particular]], rather than being generally bisexual. However, she soon notices that she can find [=DiDi=] highly attractive (okay, so does everyone), cheerfully eats out [[spoiler:Peggy]], and eventually resolves her BelligerentSexualTension with [[spoiler:Yuki]].[[/note]] Famously, she first invokes the trope during her first date with Zii... while eating Zii out. And shortly after that, she finds herself regularly eating girls out (her boyfriend having taken to bringing other women home for threesomes)...
-->'''Sonya:''' ''(to Zii)'' Thanks to ''you'', I eat ''pussy'' on a ''nightly basis!''\\
''('''*CRASH*''' as Allie overhears and drops a pot of coffee)''\\
'''Sonya:''' I'm... I'm really not a lesbian!
* IBrokeANail: It only happens the once, but it's in character; just as Zii and Yuki are discussing how they need someone "solid" as the bassist for their group, there's a GilliganCut to Sonya (Zii's recruit for the role) saying the line while practicing the bass guitar.
* ItsAllAboutMe: She doesn't hesitate to provoke the break-up of Zii's relationship with Erik, so she herself can get her chance to have Zii, without thinking twice of the pain and sadness she may cause.
* {{Jerkass}}: While she often seems to be blissfully unaware of the nature of her actions, Sonya can come off as callous and selfish.
** TookALevelInJerkass: Her personality shifts for the worse as she discovers her considerable sex appeal and passionate enthusiasms. She's a significant factor in Gary and Yuki breaking up, because she has an ongoing feud with Yuki and thinks that Gary is a sex god. She then takes up with Gary, but when it turns out that he is seriously inexperienced and has poor stamina, she dumps him.
** Meanwhile, though Zii is in a serious relationship with Erik, the infatuated Sonya continually pursues her. This finally leads up to her convincing Zii to break up with Erik and have sex with her, with the excuse that Zii can always make up with Erik the following morning. (They ''are'' both very drunk at the time.) Though Erik doesn't even know about this 'breakup', as Zii never actually gets in contact with him before she starts having sex with Sonya. Well, she does leave a voicemail... A [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/i_am_in_a_bind_-_start_of_vol_6 subsequent strip]] reveals that this has [[spoiler:successfully broken up Zii and Erik]], and [[LoveMakesYouEvil she's happy about it]].
* JerkassHasAPoint: For all the faults listed here, and despite her dimness, Sonya sometimes displays flashes of perception. However selfish she is in her pursuit and then dropping of Gary, she is perfectly correct that his relationship with Yuki is unsustainable and unsatisfactory for him, and she's happy to show him the advantages of dating a slightly saner woman. She also tries to offer him advice about his limitations when she dumps him, although he doesn't listen. Even her seduction of Zii involves her pointing out that Zii doesn't seem to find her relationship with Erik totally satisfactory.
* KickTheDog: After taking Gary off Yuki, Sonya attempts to gloat over the other woman -- despite the fact that ''Yuki handed Gary over voluntarily'', more or less throwing Gary at Sonya. She is, however, disappointed by the fact that Yuki is morose and depressed rather than angry. It has been suggested that Sonya is primarily an [[InHarmsWay adrenaline junkie]]; she maybe isn't ''trying'' to be evil here so much as looking for excitement.
* LipstickLesbian: Sonya is actually bisexual, although she herself isn't very clear on the terminology, but she tends to invoke this trope. She's stunningly attractive in a highly feminine way while being capable of
enthusiastic gamer. [[AvertedTrope However]], she's also cute even by [[GenericCuteness the standards lesbian relationships; then, because she seems to think of this comic]] and socially lesbianism purely in "ButchLesbian" terms, she denies being lesbian at all.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Sonya's feelings for Zii lead her into some
fairly competent and charming (so long as you don't insult loopy activity, especially once she decides that it's love. The primary symptoms are her favorite games).
* DarkSecret: It's not ''very'' dark, but she really doesn't want her colleagues at Dark Matter to know about her
[[HaveIMentionedThatIAmHeterosexualToday denials of lesbianism]] combined with declarations of passion for the other job.
* GamerGirl: Tracy is very serious about gaming; in a room full of porn stars exploring Gary's sexual party trick, she gets distracted by his games hardware. Perhaps a little eccentrically,
woman, and her declared favorite game is ''[[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball]]'' (for "the gameplay, the over-the-top sexy characters, the cheesy jiggle physics..."). Her obsession with [[StalkerWithACrush stalker-ish behavior]] that game plays havoc with her initial OnlySaneWoman image.
* HiddenDepths: The fact that Tracy, who initially appears to be one of a gaggle of porn stars, is actually a trainee audio engineer (and part-time camgirl) isn't actually hidden -- but she also turns out to have some talent as a hair stylist. When she says that she can make Eulice look decades younger, she delivers. The normally grumpy Eulice is so impressed that she ''gives Gary money'' so he "can take that sweet girl somewhere nice."
occasionally [[LoveMakesYouEvil goes over the line]].
* ManipulativeBitch: PlayedWith. More than once, in the course One of convoluted comedy plots, Sonya's ambitions, but she manipulates Gary into sex-related activities he really really, ''really'' isn't into (although on at least one occasion, she honestly misunderstands his thinking). The complication is that surely only ''Gary'' would be stupid smart enough to fall carry off the trope. She sets out to break up both Gary and Yuki and Zii and Erik because she wants Gary and/or Zii for herself, but any eventual break-ups are actually almost accidental by-products of her manipulations -- a saner person would tell actions. Her plans tend to be [[ZanyScheme short-term and improvisational]].
* MsFanservice: Perhaps even more than [=DiDi=]; she's far more aware of
her own attractiveness, and plays it up. A lot.
* NoBisexuals: She doesn't even seem
to get lost know that bisexuality exists at the beginning of her arc, which makes her handling of her affection for Zii quite complicated for a long time.
* NoNameGiven: Her last name has never been revealed.
* PlayboyBunny: Fairly early on, Sonya acquires a [[AnimalEaredHeadband bunny-ears headband]] for use in her seduction of Zii, following an evening involving the latter and some cat ears. It's not clear if Jung actually finds out about this somehow, but when he later designs costumes for the women's band, not only does he give Zii a CatGirl outfit, but Sonya's design is [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/like_all_cute_little_bunnies a kind of Playboy/anime blend,]] complete with the ears and a bow tie.
* SitcomArchNemesis to Yuki
-- and anyway, he's so obliging she could probably achieve the same results by just asking.
* TheNotLoveInterest: She's
feeling is mutual. Initially, their enmity is at least somewhat justified, in that they are rivals for the only woman under affections of both Gary and Zii. However, by the age of 50 regularly in Gary's life who ''does not want'' time that they've joined Zii's band together, both have bedded Gary, and they've had a rather deranged affair, it's clear that their continued bickering is mostly fueled on Sonya's side by her addiction to get into Gary's pants or experience "the swirly." (Even Zii drama.
* SmartBall: Despite generally playing TheDitz, Sonya
occasionally gets curious.shows flashes of extreme guile, suggesting that she's not so much stupid as unaccustomed to using her brain. Not only can she act the seductress very effectively, including keeping Zii's interest despite Zii's better judgement, she pulls off schemes involving Yuki, Gary, and Matt with complete effectiveness and perfect timing. She's also a competent musician.
* StatuesqueStunner: In pretty much any comic which didn't feature [=DiDi=], Sonya would have at least a borderline claim to this title. She's actually about as tall as [=DiDi=], with a superb figure.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/mad%EF%BC%9F_mad%EF%BC%9F Sonya's not fooling anybody]].
-->'''Sonya:''' ''(to Zii)'' Thanks to ''you,'' I eat ''pussy'' on a ''nightly basis!''\\
''[Allie [[DramaticDrop drops]] a coffee pot, breaking it.]''\\
'''Sonya:''' ''(to Allie)'' I'm... I'm really not a lesbian!
* TheTrickster: Early on, Sonya just lives up to her "dramasexual" tag from the comic's Cast page, getting erotic thrills from novelty and excitement. However, when she seduces Matt largely so she can steer Yuki into bed with him in the aftermath, it becomes apparent that she enjoys creating sheer chaos for its own sweet sake.
* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: Sonya is more interested in {{Drama|Queen}} than in being nice. Hence, after Yuki voluntarily gives up Gary and hands him off to her, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/this_will_make_yuki_jealous she still gloats in an attempt to make Yuki jealous.]] (She's then disappointed when this doesn't work.
)
* TokenMinority: Tracy is the only black character with any kind of substantial role in the comic.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Starting from "Gary giving Jim
YouCanLeaveYourHatOn: Sonya, possessing a blowjob" arc, she comes across as ridiculously pushy killer bod, a SeriousBusiness approach to seduction, and sexually manipulative, bouncing Gary into sexual activities that he never really wants a good sense of rhythm, is perfectly willing to use striptease as a way to achieve results, and that look borderline nonconsensual.does so at least twice -- [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/a_woman_dances once on Gary]] (when seeking to out-compete Yuki) and [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/forget_the_daddy_stuff once on Yuki]] (largely to score a point). Neither scene goes entirely to her plan, but that's not for want of Sonya trying.



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-> ''"Wow... No one has ever said something so cool about me. That's ... that's so sweet... Really sweet. But '''she's''' the rock star. And I may not get this chance again. You understand, right?"''

A girl who Gary, Zii, and Yvan meet in an indie rock bar. The fact that she deliberately models her hairstyle on Zii's should be the first clue, or maybe warning sign, about her; she rapidly progresses from simple {{Fangirl}}[=/=]groupie gushing to becoming yet another StalkerWithACrush targeting Zii, and successfully manipulates Zii into teaching her to play guitar, despite Zii having the sense to be worried about her for once. Her delusions about Zii's level of stardom take her close to {{Cloudcuckoolander}} status. Isabelle says that people can call her "Izz", but that may well be [[IJustWantToBeYou just another symptom of her crush]]; her resemblance to Zii is superficial, though, or she'd rate as an OddballDoppelganger.

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-> ''"Wow... No one has ever said something ''"Audio engineer student, but tuition fees are high, so cool on the side, I do a little, ummmm, crowdfunded R-rated video performance."''

Tracy is an audio engineering student with an internship at Dark Matter Games, who moonlights as a webcam girl to pay the bills. (Although she hangs out with professional porn actresses, she claims that her own performances are only "R-rated" -- though that might be questionable.) Tracy first meets Gary through Amber and Chanelle's porn actress friends, then encounters him again when he shows up for a job interview at Dark Matter. She can be a bit fanatical
about me. That's ... that's so sweet... Really sweet. But '''she's''' the rock star. And I may not get this chance again. You understand, right?"''

A girl who Gary, Zii, and Yvan meet in an indie rock bar. The fact that she deliberately models her hairstyle on Zii's should be the first clue, or maybe warning sign, about her; she rapidly progresses from simple {{Fangirl}}[=/=]groupie gushing to becoming yet another StalkerWithACrush targeting Zii, and successfully manipulates Zii into teaching her to play guitar, despite Zii having the sense to be worried about her for once. Her delusions about Zii's level of stardom take her close to {{Cloudcuckoolander}} status. Isabelle says that people can call her "Izz", but that may well be [[IJustWantToBeYou just another symptom of her crush]]; her resemblance to Zii is superficial, though, or she'd rate as an OddballDoppelganger.
games.



* DrivesLikeCrazy: Even before her first appearance, she's had her learner driver's license suspended for reckless driving. [[FearlessFool She clearly hasn't learned anything from this]].
-->'''Gary:''' F-f-f-first time I ever did Highway 40 in reverse.\\
'''Isabelle:''' Not ''my'' fault Zii's rearview mirror is broken! How else could I talk to you in the backseat and still see the road?!
* {{Fangirl}}: Her reaction to Zii starts at "enthusiastic" and goes up from there, hitting [[StalkerWithACrush scary levels]] after a couple of hours.
* HypocriticalHumor: "We can't have crazies stalking her, right? Which reminds me, I need to add her address to my contacts. Do you know her full name? Including middle name, and her mom's maiden name? And do you know her cell number? That would be really useful. Any siblings? Cousins? Pets? What's her favorite food?"
* IJustWantToBeYou: Her attitude to Zii, though she's more fannish than envious, and more open about it than is normal for the trope, at least accidentally. She admits the fact to Zii in [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/what_would_make_you_happy strip #993 (March 03, 2015),]] then corrects her words to "be ''like'' you".
* ManipulativeBitch: Don't let her {{fangirl}} attitude fool you; this girl has serious skill at manipulating people, largely by presuming on their politeness and then not giving them the chance to qualify their offers.
* NoNameGiven: She first appears in strip #972, but for some reason, her name isn't mentioned until #988, although she appears in most of the intervening strips. This is probably just because the story doesn't call for it, but the fact that she can shorten it to "Izz" has some plot significance, and the omission does allow a small, cute exchange between her and Gary when he finally asks. Anyway, there was a fair amount of odd fan speculation during that gap.
* OffscreenTeleportation: She gets from somewhere behind Gary and Zii to inside their house ahead of them, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/make_it_in_one_piece without visibly passing through the doorway.]]
* StalkerWithACrush: Several characters in the comic fit this trope to some extent -- see [[Webcomic/MenageA3 the notes on the main page]] -- but Isabelle is probably the most ''realistic'' example, as she quite literally [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/deserve_the_best_of_everything breaks into the apartment to make Zii breakfast,]] wants to be nicknamed "Izz", and takes the liberty of changing the lock on the apartment door and getting herself a key.

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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Even before her first appearance, BlackAndNerdy: Tracy is black, an engineering student, and an enthusiastic gamer. [[AvertedTrope However]], she's had her learner driver's license suspended for reckless driving. [[FearlessFool She clearly hasn't learned anything from this]].
-->'''Gary:''' F-f-f-first time I ever did Highway 40 in reverse.\\
'''Isabelle:''' Not ''my'' fault Zii's rearview mirror is broken! How else could I talk to
also cute even by [[GenericCuteness the standards of this comic]] and socially fairly competent and charming (so long as you in the backseat and still see the road?!
* {{Fangirl}}: Her reaction to Zii starts at "enthusiastic" and goes up from there, hitting [[StalkerWithACrush scary levels]] after a couple of hours.
* HypocriticalHumor: "We can't have crazies stalking her, right? Which reminds me, I need to add her address to my contacts. Do you know her full name? Including middle name, and her mom's maiden name? And do you know her cell number? That would be really useful. Any siblings? Cousins? Pets? What's
don't insult her favorite food?"
games).
* IJustWantToBeYou: Her attitude DarkSecret: It's not ''very'' dark, but she really doesn't want her colleagues at Dark Matter to Zii, though she's more fannish than envious, and more open know about it than her other job.
* GamerGirl: Tracy
is normal for very serious about gaming; in a room full of porn stars exploring Gary's sexual party trick, she gets distracted by his games hardware. Perhaps a little eccentrically, her declared favorite game is ''[[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball]]'' (for "the gameplay, the trope, at least accidentally. She admits over-the-top sexy characters, the cheesy jiggle physics..."). Her obsession with that game plays havoc with her initial OnlySaneWoman image.
* HiddenDepths: The
fact that Tracy, who initially appears to Zii in [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/what_would_make_you_happy strip #993 (March 03, 2015),]] then corrects her words be one of a gaggle of porn stars, is actually a trainee audio engineer (and part-time camgirl) isn't actually hidden -- but she also turns out to "be ''like'' you".
have some talent as a hair stylist. When she says that she can make Eulice look decades younger, she delivers. The normally grumpy Eulice is so impressed that she ''gives Gary money'' so he "can take that sweet girl somewhere nice."
* ManipulativeBitch: Don't let her {{fangirl}} attitude fool you; this girl has serious skill at manipulating people, largely by presuming on their politeness and then not giving them PlayedWith. More than once, in the chance to qualify their offers.
* NoNameGiven: She first appears in strip #972, but for some reason, her name
course of convoluted comedy plots, she manipulates Gary into sex-related activities he really isn't mentioned until #988, although into (although on at least one occasion, she appears in most of the intervening strips. This honestly misunderstands his thinking). The complication is that surely only ''Gary'' would be stupid enough to fall for her manipulations -- a saner person would tell her to get lost -- and anyway, he's so obliging she could probably achieve the same results by just because asking.
* TheNotLoveInterest: She's
the story doesn't call for it, but only woman under the fact that she can shorten it age of 50 regularly in Gary's life who ''does not want'' to "Izz" has some plot significance, and the omission does allow a small, cute exchange between her and Gary when he finally asks. Anyway, there was a fair amount of odd fan speculation during that gap.
* OffscreenTeleportation: She
get into Gary's pants or experience "the swirly." (Even Zii occasionally gets from somewhere behind Gary and Zii to inside their house ahead of them, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/make_it_in_one_piece without visibly passing through curious.)
* TokenMinority: Tracy is
the doorway.]]
* StalkerWithACrush: Several characters
only black character with any kind of substantial role in the comic fit this trope to some extent -- see [[Webcomic/MenageA3 the notes on the main page]] -- but Isabelle is probably the most ''realistic'' example, as comic.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Starting from "Gary giving Jim a blowjob" arc,
she quite literally [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/deserve_the_best_of_everything breaks comes across as ridiculously pushy and sexually manipulative, bouncing Gary into the apartment to make Zii breakfast,]] sexual activities that he never really wants to be nicknamed "Izz", and takes the liberty of changing the lock on the apartment door and getting herself a key.that look borderline nonconsensual.



[[folder:Roxie]]
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-> ''"You'll '''pay''' for that, blondie!"''

A new trainer at a gym attended by [=DiDi,=] who also turns out to be involved in a wrestling school; the two women get off on the wrong foot.

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-> ''"You'll '''pay''' ''"So I guess now she equates a guy's ... little guy ... with the helplessness of her father's female protagonists?"''

Yuki Oyama is Zii's ex-girlfriend and StalkerWithACrush. She has a complex involving phallic tentacles and, thanks to this, initially DoesNotLikeMen, even though it becomes clear that Zii is right to say that she's attracted to them on some level. Yuki is a wannabe manga writer who used a mixture of blackmail and [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey Gary's crush on her]] to get an artist
for that, blondie!"''

A new trainer at a gym attended by [=DiDi,=] who
her work; she is also turns out to be involved in a wrestling school; the two women get off on the wrong foot.competent drummer.



* ButchLesbian: Roxie is stocky and quite muscular, mostly avoids "girly" traits like dresses or obvious makeup -- and expresses sexual/romantic interest only in women.
* EmbarrassingOldPhoto: When [=DiDi=] is trying to return Roxie's dropped wallet, she looks inside it for some clue as to where to take it -- and [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/i_know_how_that_can_hurt and discovers a picture of Roxie]] in a [[PimpedOutDress Fantastical Cosplay-Style Dress]]. This really doesn't fit with Roxie's badass tomboy image, even the sweet-natured [=DiDi=] giggles at the sight, and it is subsequently strongly hinted that [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/counted_out Roxie would indeed find that image embarrassing.]]
* {{Face}}[=/=]{{Heel}}: When first seen wrestling in the comic, Roxie's persona is that of a face, albeit maybe tending to the "rebel" version. However, at the end of that match, she performs a classic wrestling FaceHeelTurn, attacking her own tag team partner.
* HairTriggerTemper: Roxie resorts to physical violence more than once in her first couple of appearances alone; at other moments, she merely engages in angry verbal snark.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Roxie's reactions to [=DiDi's=] behavior and Damien's flirtatious ways are often ill-tempered and sometimes ridiculously violent, but a lot of what she says about them is true.
* TheNapoleon: On [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/break_in_a_new_student_-_start_book_8 her very first appearance,]] Roxie proves to be short-tempered, aggressive, and touchy about her height.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Roxie is fairly short, and apparently touchy about her height, but she teaches gym classes, including boxing workouts, and studies wrestling; she has the skill to put the much larger [=DiDi=] on the ground and get a hold on her, at least when attacking by surprise. [=DiDi=] does subsequently get the better of her, but the amazon has the advantage of size and trained strength, and has some combat skill herself.
* StageName: Roxie uses a slightly variant form of her name, "Roxxy", in the wrestling ring.

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* ButchLesbian: Roxie AgeInappropriateDress: Yuki is stocky and quite muscular, mostly avoids "girly" traits like a twenty-something woman who dresses to emphasize her innate cuteness -- in "schoolgirl-style" short skirts, with her hair in bunches. (Her style might be considered less inappropriate in her native Japan than in Canada.)
* AllTakeAndNoGive: The benefits of her initial relationship with Gary are extremely one-sided. (It pisses Amber right the hell off.) Yuki does eventually realize this and breaks up with him.
* AsianAirhead: Type Two. Yuki has decent looks and apparently some money (her father is very successful in his career, and she appears to get by without a full-time job, suggesting that he subsidizes her), and she isn't especially bright. (Her thinking can be [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} weird]], although she isn't actually ''notably'' dumb by the comic's standards.) However, she doesn't have especially extensive social relationships, and she is merely childish, not functionally retarded, so she averts those aspects of the trope.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Sonya, at least by implication [[spoiler:for a long time, then resolved spectacularly.]]
* BerserkButton: [[strike:Male nudity]] [[InsistentTerminology TENTACLES]]. [[spoiler:Eventually apparently fixed.]]
* ButNotTooForeign: Yuki is Nippo-Canadian, though her Canadian mother was of Japanese descent too.
* CharacterDevelopment: Trying to get over her penis-phobia has the effect of making her a nicer and less violent person. Not necessarily ''nice,''
or obvious makeup non-violent, [[TookALevelInKindness just nicer.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She's ''very'' impulsive and just all-round strange, in an [[ItsAllAboutMe egocentric]] way, seeming to see herself as the heroine of a romance manga.
** When she wakes up in bed with Sonya (for reasons on which neither of them are actually clear), she accuses Sonya of taking away her "precious innocence", despite the fact that, as Sonya points out, she's been sexually active for years. This [[HairTriggerTemper annoys her]]
-- and expresses sexual/romantic interest then [[SlapSlapKiss things get weird]].
** Later, after she first has full sexual intercourse with Gary, she
only has hazy memories of the act (thanks to having been in women.
* EmbarrassingOldPhoto: When [=DiDi=] is trying to return Roxie's dropped wallet,
one of her psychotic fugue states) -- but she looks inside convinces herself that it was passionate [[IdealizedSex "Lovemaking to make the gods weep!"]] Actually, she was insanely violent and nearly throttled Gary.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Originally (and mostly before the comic begins) with Zii, and subsequently while pursuing or dating Gary.
* CuteAndPsycho: Her "psycho" side is mostly played
for some clue as to where to take it -- comedy, showing up in brief bursts of violence mostly screened by amnesia, and she has a FreudianExcuse. But given that her capacity for violence is independent of her romantic inclinations, she probably demonstrates this trope more than, say, the {{Yandere}} label. Matt, who has an all-too-clear understanding of her dangerous flakiness, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/i_know_how_that_can_hurt com/strips-ma3/i_thought_this_would_help is terrified of her]], despite his adrenaline addiction.
* DefiledForever: In strip #905 (June 28, 2014; NSFW), Yuki invokes this trope when she thinks that Sonya must have done "{{ecchi}}" things to her in her sleep. As Sonya snarkily points out, given her sexual history, this is less than rational -- but Yuki ''is'' a [[DramaQueen deranged romantic]].
* DoesNotLikeMen: Due to having been exposed to so much of her father's tentacle [[{{Hentai}} porn]] as a child, she hallucinates tentacles in place of penises,
and discovers adopts a picture pose of Roxie]] [[StrawFeminist half-baked feminism]] to justify her aversion to men. However, she slowly warms to Gary and eventually falls in love with him. She even tries to get over her penis-phobia as a [[PimpedOutDress Fantastical Cosplay-Style Dress]]. This really result, and eventually succeeds to some extent. Unfortunately, she still suffers from a tendency to violent fugues, making her first time with Gary very rough on him.
* DramaQueen: Yuki is usually exuberant, at the very least, and occasionally downright dramatic in an [[ItsAllAboutMe egocentric]] way that may owe a lot to manga romances. She jumps to the conclusion that [=DiDi=] is tragically in love with her on very little evidence, and when she wakes up in bed with Sonya, she not only assumes that they had sex, she bewails the loss of her "precious innocence".
* DualWielding: She hits Gary with a Hello Kitty doll in each hand after she catches him with his hands on Sonya's breasts.
* FreudianExcuse: The reason for her issues with men is her exposure as a little kid to her father's work; he was a famous {{Hentai}} artist, dubbed "The Tentacle King". (Initially, she wasn't even aware of the nature of her problem. When Gary covered up a naked man's crotch with his hands to stop her from {{Groin Attack}}ing him, she snaps out of "TENTACLLLLES!" mode and promptly asks "Hey, how come you've got your hands over that guy's junk?" In [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20100617.html a later strip]] she's absolutely dumbfounded to hear that she destroyed an entire store's worth of pornography, one thumb-through-a-TENTACLLLLE at a time.)
* FumblingTheGauntlet: When Yuki is trying to keep Sonya from getting her hands on Zii, Sonya points out Yuki isn't Zii's girlfriend but Gary's.
--> '''Yuki:''' It
doesn't fit with Roxie's badass tomboy image, even matter! You can't have her either!\\
'''Sonya:''' Oh yeah? Well, maybe I'll steal them '''both!'''
* GenkiGirl: To
the sweet-natured point of ethnic stereotype at times.
* HairTriggerTemper: Yuki is highly irritable and quick to resort to violence.
* [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood Hilariously Neglectful Childhood]]: She was regularly traumatized by her father's work as a child, and he apparently didn't care enough to try to hide it. Eventually, Yuki's mother left him because of that.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: How she justifies hog-tying
[=DiDi=] giggles at the sight, and it is subsequently strongly hinted that spanking her, in an attempt to force [=DiDi=] to promise not to make any moves on Gary.
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey:
[[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20090512.html Yuki uses this with Gary]].
* IfItsYouItsOkay: Yuki develops a case of this toward Gary, as [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/start_crying seen here]], as a way of reconciling her bisexual impulses with her lesbian self-image.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Yuki is highly self-centered. For example, when [=DiDi=] tries to tell her that she wants Gary, Yuki first thinks that [=DiDi=] is in love with her, then somehow concludes that [=DiDi=] has the same problem (phallophobia) as herself. And after Gary starts giving her the Swirly-Go-Round, she has him do it multiple times in one day, never thinking to return any kind of physical affection until called on this by Sonya.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: The reason she [[spoiler:breaks up with Gary]].
* JapanesePoliteness: Actually, few people would consider Yuki terribly polite; all the men she's kicked in the crotch would certainly have arguments there. But she herself invokes the trope, combined with CanadaEh, [[http://www.
ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/counted_out Roxie would indeed find that image embarrassing.com/strips-ma3/double_polite here.]]
* {{Face}}[=/=]{{Heel}}: JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Character development seems to have her moving up the ladder from {{Jerkass}} towards this. Like so many other things with Yuki, however, this evolution is very much "two steps forward, one step back", and Gary [[{{TheChewToy}} suffers for it]].
* LoveEpiphany: She seems to have had one for Gary.
* MadLove:
When she first seen wrestling in the comic, Roxie's persona is appears, Yuki's feelings for Zii consist of an obsessive one-sided fixation, and her later approach to Gary isn't entirely rational either. She calms down a little when Kiley helps her recognize that of a face, albeit maybe tending to the "rebel" version. However, at the end of that match, she performs has a classic wrestling FaceHeelTurn, attacking her own tag team partner.
* HairTriggerTemper: Roxie resorts
problem, but she's still prone to physical violence more than once in her first couple of appearances alone; at other moments, she merely engages in angry verbal snark.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Roxie's reactions to [=DiDi's=] behavior
fixations and Damien's flirtatious ways are often ill-tempered and sometimes ridiculously violent, but a lot of what she says about them is true.
berserk jealous rages.
* TheNapoleon: On MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/break_in_a_new_student_-_start_book_8 com/strips-ma3/that_was_tight When she realizes]] how her relationship with Gary [[AllTakeAndNoGive has turned out]]. This also leads to ItsAllMyFault when, after a nude [=DiDi=] and Sonya pop out of Gary's closet, she thinks her treatment of him has led him to cheat. (Strip #690, January 3, 2013, NSFW.)
* NotGoodWithRejection: Yuki is an egomaniac with a huge sense of entitlement and violent tendencies. Zii flees in the night because she thinks that's the only way to end their relationship, and Yuki then pursues her with scary determination. Her subsequent fixation on Gary doesn't allow much for rejection either.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Yuki is actually 24. It doesn't help that she's
very first appearance,]] Roxie proves immature, and always dresses like a schoolgirl.
* PetTheDog: Her relationship with Gary showed her at her selfish and borderline-abusive worst -- but then she suddenly ended it with a huge display of nobility, [[spoiler:passing Gary on to Sonya,]] and was next seen crying pathetically.
* PoirotSpeak: She speaks fluent English, but often uses Japanese idioms.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Yuki is a petite girl, but she's able to knock a guy out with one punch, or throw [[StatuesqueStunner [=DiDi=]]] over her head.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Although it might not necessarily be the ass, the location is pretty close by. When Yuki yells out "TENTACLLLLES!", ''run''.
* PsychoLesbian: Yuki plays {{stalker|WithACrush}} towards Zii, and makes life hell for Gary early in their acquaintanceship. However, the writers seem
to be short-tempered, aggressive, playing with this trope. Yuki has her FreudianExcuse, and touchy she gradually comes to understand a little more about her height.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Roxie
own faults as her story progresses. At worst, she is fairly short, a rather tame example -- more of a {{cute|AndPsycho}} {{clingy|JealousGirl}} {{tsundere}}. More to the point, she turns out actually to be, as Zii says early on, bisexual.
* SitcomArchNemesis to Sonya --
and apparently touchy about her height, the feeling is mutual. Initially, their enmity is at least somewhat justified, in that they are rivals for the affections of both Gary and Zii. However, by the time that they've joined Zii's band together, both have bedded Gary, and they've had a rather deranged affair, it's clear that their continued bickering is mostly fueled on Yuki's side by the way she sees life through an {{anime}}-tinted lens.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: She doesn't use the exact phrase,
but she teaches gym classes, including boxing workouts, and studies wrestling; she has the skill to put Japanese Yuki invokes the much larger trope by implication. When [=DiDi=] on finally says plainly she wants Gary to give her an orgasm, the ground previously frankfurter-phobic Yuki grabs said frankfurter, [[OoCIsSeriousBusiness takes a big bite out of it]] and get fixes the French Amazon with [[DeathGlare a hold on her, deadly look.]] And with [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/do_me_a_favor a gut punch and judo flip,]] takes [=DiDi=] [[CurbStompBattle down.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: She becomes significantly less violent and self-involved over the course of the strip (though she still has a ''lot'' of issues).
* {{Tsundere}}: [[GenkiGirl She]] has [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20090922.html some]] [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20100304.html tendencies]] [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20100501.html this]] [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20110407.html way]]. She can look like a bit of a deconstruction though -- she's [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20101127.html somewhat aware]] how batshit she comes off to people. That last link could even count as a HeelRealization -- but not a very effective one. She gets [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/that_was_tight a bigger one much later]], but still attempts
at least one more [[ZanyScheme inept plan]] before she really comes to accept that she has a serious problem.
* UnknownRival: While she was dating Gary, Amber swore to break them up because of Yuki's maltreatment of him. However, because Amber accidentally issued the challenge to the wrong person, Yuki never actually knew about this.
* UnstoppableRage: A non-heroic form. Yuki has not only felled countless men with {{groin attack}}s
when attacking by surprise. [=DiDi=] does subsequently get berserk, she decked the better of her, but the amazon has the advantage of size and trained strength, and has some combat skill herself.
Amazonian [=DiDi=], admittedly by surprise, when angered.
* StageName: Roxie uses a slightly variant form ZettaiRyouiki: Part of her name, "Roxxy", in style when she dresses to play up the wrestling ring.cute.



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-> ''"Wow, ''all'' you losers came to watch us hand 'Girl Crush' their sorry asses?"''

Two students at Damien's wrestling school, who are subsequently seen fighting as a tag team ("The Tempests") against Roxie and Brandy, and later make friends with [=DiDi=] while training with her. These two characters are a detailed ShoutOut; see the notes on that trope on [[Webcomic/MenageA3 the comic's main page]]. Tess is somewhat smarter, at least to the level of using three-syllable words and recognizing the obvious, while Maura is more of a {{ditz}} and a compulsive flirt (which leads her to get a date with Gary).

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!!Ancillary Characters

[[folder:Aaron]]
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-> ''"Wow, ''all'' you losers came ''"Man... Amanda Conner really needs to watch us hand 'Girl Crush' their sorry asses?"''

Two students
draw She-Hulk."''

Also known as "Dexter" or "Poindexter", but that's just Zii's nickname for him. Generally one of the background geeks
at Damien's wrestling school, who are subsequently seen fighting as a tag team ("The Tempests") against Roxie the comic-book store, but is named and Brandy, and later make friends gets some conversation with [=DiDi=] while training with her. These two characters are a detailed ShoutOut; see Zii when his advice is needed during the notes on that trope on [[Webcomic/MenageA3 the comic's main page]]. Tess is somewhat smarter, at least to the level of using three-syllable words and recognizing the obvious, while Maura is more of a {{ditz}} and a compulsive flirt (which leads her to get a date with Gary).Precious Overlord incident.



* FanGirl: Both of the pair show an admiration for Lynn that verges on the worrying -- especially Maura, who tries to refuse to bathe ever again after Lynn autographs her chest.
* {{Heel}}: Maura and Tess are still learning the wrestling game, and can be quite sweet when encountered in the gym, but in the ring, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/in_their_sweet_ride they play the heels quite well and apparently enthusiastically.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Maura and Tess were schoolfriends who became a synchronized swimming team (to Olympic standards), switched to become a wrestling tag team, and share an apartment. Their friendship is strong enough to survive some mutual snark and a little competition for the same guy.
* AnIcePerson[=/=]PlayingWithFire: Tess and Maura wrestle as [[StageNames "Frosti and Pyre"]], playing to these matched tropes, albeit purely as a visual and stylistic matter -- they don't actually have superhuman powers.
* [[OnlySaneWoman Only Sane Women]]: Mainly in relation to [=DiDi=]. They are among the few characters in the comic who don't seem to have their brains scrambled by her weird EvenGirlsWantHer sex appeal, they explain some aspects of wrestling to her clearly and usefully, and one of them even queries her tendency to PoirotSpeak. At other times, they're a bit more flaky -- especially Maura.
* PartsUnknown: Where they are billed as coming from.
* StageNames: "Frosti and Pyre" are far-from-covert ring names.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Tess has blue hair, likely because she's the [[AnIcePerson Ice Person]] of the duo. However, due to the black and white art style this was completely unknown until [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/do_you_eat_french_toast this strip.]][[note]]Well, if one had seen color art of the character to whom she's an obvious ShoutOut, it wasn't hard to guess.[[/note]]

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* FanGirl: Both AscendedExtra: Not ascended very far, it's true, but Aaron was originally a nameless comic-shop geek, occasionally glimpsed in the background or delivering minor dialogue, before he proved useful that one time.
* {{Geek}}: When ''Jung'' calls on you for expert advice on geek matters (specifically relating to ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' in this case), you have some geek credibility.
* {{Nerd}}: Doesn't have the HollywoodNerd looks of some
of the pair show an admiration for Lynn that verges on the worrying -- especially Maura, who tries to refuse to bathe ever again after Lynn autographs her chest.
* {{Heel}}: Maura and Tess are still learning the wrestling game, and can be quite sweet when encountered in the gym, but in the ring, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/in_their_sweet_ride they play the heels quite well and apparently enthusiastically.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Maura and Tess were schoolfriends who became
major characters; just a synchronized swimming team (to Olympic standards), switched to become a wrestling tag team, and share an apartment. Their friendship is strong enough to survive some mutual snark and a little competition for the same guy.
* AnIcePerson[=/=]PlayingWithFire: Tess and Maura wrestle as [[StageNames "Frosti and Pyre"]], playing to these matched tropes, albeit purely as a visual and stylistic matter -- they don't actually have superhuman powers.
* [[OnlySaneWoman Only Sane Women]]: Mainly in relation to [=DiDi=]. They are among the few characters in the comic who don't seem to have their brains scrambled by her weird EvenGirlsWantHer sex appeal, they explain some aspects of wrestling to her clearly and usefully, and one of them even queries her tendency to PoirotSpeak. At other times, they're a bit more flaky -- especially Maura.
* PartsUnknown: Where they are billed as coming from.
* StageNames: "Frosti and Pyre" are far-from-covert ring names.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Tess has blue hair, likely because she's the [[AnIcePerson Ice Person]] of the duo. However, due to the black and white art style this was completely unknown until [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/do_you_eat_french_toast this strip.]][[note]]Well, if one had seen color art of the character to whom she's an obvious ShoutOut, it wasn't hard to guess.[[/note]]
nerd.



!!Ancillary Characters

[[folder:Lita]]
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-> ''"Murrnow?"''

Zii's pet cat and sometime AnimalCompanion.

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[[folder:Lita]]
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[[folder:Adrien]]
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-> ''"Murrnow?"''

Zii's pet cat
''"I dated her, and sometime AnimalCompanion.must've waited on her like '''ten times,''' and she '''still''' doesn't know my '''name!'''"''

Adrien is a waiter, and one of [=DiDi's=] many past conquests who failed to satisfy her. Note that the same name is also used in one strip for a completely different character.



* CatsAreMean: Zii says that Lita hates everyone. However, Lita seems to take an immediate liking to Gary, and even sleeps in his arms. Zii even says that Lita pretty much belongs to Gary now; Gary accepts this situation despite his ensuing allergy problem. The people she gets along with despite her hatred can thus rate as {{kindhearted cat lover}}s.
* CoolCat: Her empathetic but ironic behaviour is pretty cool.
* EmpathyPet: Lita often mimics Zii's behavior and expressions, even when Zii isn't around.
* FascinatingEyebrow: [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/like_any_other Yeah, seriously.]]
* HandOrObjectUnderwear: She briefly serves this purpose for Gary.
* TeamPet: Zii's property, inflicts herself on Gary, generally hangs out around the apartment.
* YaoiFangirl: "Myaoi"?

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* CatsAreMean: Zii says ButtMonkey: [=DiDi=] repeatedly forgets his name, and tells him that Lita hates everyone. However, Lita seems he failed to take an immediate liking to Gary, and even sleeps in his arms. Zii even says that Lita pretty much belongs to Gary now; Gary accepts this situation despite his ensuing allergy problem. The people she gets along satisfy her, leaving him feeling inadequate as a man. Then, when he's out [[DrowningMySorrows getting drunk with despite her hatred can thus rate as {{kindhearted cat lover}}s.
* CoolCat: Her empathetic but ironic behaviour is pretty cool.
* EmpathyPet: Lita often mimics Zii's behavior and expressions, even
Erik]] while they commiserate over the problems of being one of [=DiDi's=] exes, they meet Zii, who seduces them into a drunken threesome, leaving Adrien worried about his sexuality. Then, when Zii isn't around.
* FascinatingEyebrow: [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/like_any_other Yeah, seriously.]]
* HandOrObjectUnderwear: She briefly serves this purpose
he goes to ask a girl who works in a delicatessen for Gary.
a date, in order to reaffirm his heterosexuality, she offers him a large meaty sausage which she thinks he'll like.
* TeamPet: Zii's property, inflicts herself on Gary, generally hangs out around the apartment.
* YaoiFangirl: "Myaoi"?
DramaticDrop: Adrien's response to having his sense of worth accidentally devastated by [=DiDi=].



[[folder:Eulice]]
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-> ''"SHE KNOWS ALL! SHE AIN'T HUMAN I TELLS YA!!!"''

Eulice Deville is Gary's landlady. She has an inhuman sense for deadbeats and an unspecified but close (and emotionally abusive) relationship with Rob, the [[{{Hikikomori}} building shut-in.]]

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[[folder:Allie]]
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-> ''"SHE KNOWS ALL! SHE AIN'T HUMAN I TELLS YA!!!"''

Eulice Deville
''"You're one confusing lady, Sonya."''

Allie
is Gary's landlady. She has an inhuman sense for deadbeats Sonya's colleague at the cafe where they both work work as waitresses. Allie gets to hear stories of Sonya's newly complicated life, witness some incidents in that life, and an unspecified but close (and emotionally abusive) relationship occasionally provide Sonya with Rob, the [[{{Hikikomori}} building shut-in.]]common-sense advice. She seems like a nice person who wouldn't want Sonya to lose her job or get badly hurt, but she can't help being amused by some of Sonya's antics, and she occasionally suffers a [[HeroicBSOD blue screen effect]] when Sonya says or does something especially weird.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Last seen in February 2009 and completely invisible for many years, she made a surprise reappearance in the October 14th, 2014 strip.
* [[CrankyLandlord Cranky Landlady]]: Pretty much her entire characterisation.
* {{Gonk}}: Apparently the only way that Giz can draw an unattractive character is to make her downright monstrous.
* IWasQuiteALooker: If you believe her when she says that [[HelloNurse [=DiDi=]]] looks like a young version of herself. Actually, given a better hairstyle, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/more_of_a_tease she does look a bit less hideous]].
* MeaningfulName: Gary certainly seems to regard Eulice ''Deville'' as almost supernaturally terrifying.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Last Allie was last seen in strip #706, in February 2009 2013, despite several characters apparently visiting the cafe where she and completely invisible for many years, she made Sonya work.
* DramaticDrop: It's something of
a surprise reappearance in the October 14th, 2014 strip.
* [[CrankyLandlord Cranky Landlady]]: Pretty much her entire characterisation.
* {{Gonk}}: Apparently the only way
recurring joke that Giz can draw an unattractive character is to make her downright monstrous.
* IWasQuiteALooker: If you believe her
Sonya's most unnerving statements often come when she says that [[HelloNurse [=DiDi=]]] looks like Allie is holding something fragile (or pouring a young version of herself. Actually, given a better hairstyle, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/more_of_a_tease she does look a bit less hideous]].
customer's coffee).
* MeaningfulName: Gary certainly HonestAdvisor: Allie seems to regard Eulice ''Deville'' be one of the few people to whom Sonya can turn for objective advice. She does her best to help, but sometimes ends up as almost supernaturally terrifying.more of a DeadpanSnarker.
* OnlySaneWoman: Allie inevitably looks this way when Sonya is being confusing or confused.
* [[StraightMan Straight Woman]]: Probably literally as well as in the stand-up comedy sense; she's the most frequent recipient of Sonya's denials of lesbianism.



[[folder:Rob]]
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-> ''"You've been running! Are the '''Bolsheviks''' after you?"''

Rob is the agoraphobic neighbor who lives in Gary's apartment building. It's uncertain whether he knows that it's not the Eighties any more.

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[[folder:Brandy]]
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-> ''"You've been running! Are ''"Annnnd here comes Moxxy!"''

Roxie's partner in
the '''Bolsheviks''' after you?"''

Rob is
wrestling tag team "Girl Crush" and sometime lover, who takes the agoraphobic neighbor who lives [[StageName ring name]] "Moxxy". (Roxie actually addresses her as "Moxx" quite frequently, even in Gary's apartment building. It's uncertain whether he knows that it's not private, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/show_her_the_ropes switching to "Brandy"]] as a sign of {{serious|Business}}ness -- a variant FirstNameUltimatum.) She is a clear ShoutOut to the Eighties any more.character of Brandi Jones from Giz's previous comic, ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'', and may even represent a full IntercontinuityCrossover, although the personalities of the two characters aren't very similar.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Hasn't appeared in the strip for years, though he was mentioned by name in October 2014.
* DirtyCommies: Why he's a hikikomori; he fears they're taking over the world and the Cold War is still going on!
* {{Hikikomori}}: The point of the joke here.
* ManChild: He shows no sign of adult behavior.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Hasn't appeared in {{Face}}: "Moxxy and Roxxy" play to this trope, albeit tending perhaps to the strip "Rebel" version.
* StageName: "Moxxy" was presumably chosen
for years, though he symmetry with Roxie/"Roxxy".
* YourCheatingHeart: Brandy is apparently a compulsive flirt, hitting on [=DiDi=] on sight; admittedly, this ''is'' [=DiDi=], but Brandy
was mentioned by name in October 2014.
* DirtyCommies: Why he's
a hikikomori; he fears they're taking over the world clinch with Roxie only a moment before, and the Cold War Roxie reflects that this is still going on!
* {{Hikikomori}}: The point
all too typical of the joke here.
* ManChild: He shows no sign of adult behavior.
her.



[[folder:Aaron]]
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-> ''"Man... Amanda Conner really needs to draw She-Hulk."''

Also known as "Dexter" or "Poindexter", but that's just Zii's nickname for him. Generally one of the background geeks at the comic-book store, but is named and gets some conversation with Zii when his advice is needed during the Precious Overlord incident.

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[[folder:Damien]]
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-> ''"Man... Amanda Conner really needs to draw She-Hulk."''

Also known as "Dexter" or "Poindexter", but that's just Zii's nickname
''"Ladies! My gym is doing '''wonders''' for him. Generally one your figure. Shall I extend your membership?"''

Trainer and apparently proprietor at "{{Kayfabe}}'s School
of Hard Knocks", the background geeks at the comic-book store, but is named and gets wrestling school attended by Roxie. His interactions with Roxie suggest strongly to some conversation with Zii when his advice is needed during the Precious Overlord incident.readers that they are brother and sister, but this hasn't yet been confirmed.



* AscendedExtra: Not ascended very far, it's true, but Aaron was originally a nameless comic-shop geek, occasionally glimpsed in the background or delivering minor dialogue, before he proved useful that one time.
* {{Geek}}: When ''Jung'' calls on you for expert advice on geek matters (specifically relating to ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' in this case), you have some geek credibility.
* {{Nerd}}: Doesn't have the HollywoodNerd looks of some of the major characters; just a nerd.

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* AscendedExtra: Not ascended very far, it's true, but Aaron was originally a nameless comic-shop geek, occasionally glimpsed in LongHairedPrettyBoy: Damien carries off the background or delivering minor dialogue, before he proved useful trope in a way that one time.
* {{Geek}}: When ''Jung'' calls on you for expert advice on geek matters (specifically relating to ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''
is not perhaps unknown in this case), you have some geek credibility.
* {{Nerd}}: Doesn't have
pro wrestling. He's persistently flirtatious, and clearly fully aware of the HollywoodNerd looks of effect that he has on some of the major characters; just a nerd.his female students.



[[folder:Allie]]
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-> ''"You're one confusing lady, Sonya."''

Allie is Sonya's colleague at the cafe where they both work work as waitresses. Allie gets to hear stories of Sonya's newly complicated life, witness some incidents in that life, and occasionally provide Sonya with common-sense advice. She seems like a nice person who wouldn't want Sonya to lose her job or get badly hurt, but she can't help being amused by some of Sonya's antics, and she occasionally suffers a [[HeroicBSOD blue screen effect]] when Sonya says or does something especially weird.

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[[folder:Allie]]
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[[folder:Eulice]]
[[quoteright:125:http://static.
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-> ''"You're one confusing lady, Sonya."''

Allie
''"SHE KNOWS ALL! SHE AIN'T HUMAN I TELLS YA!!!"''

Eulice Deville
is Sonya's colleague at the cafe where they both work work as waitresses. Allie gets to hear stories of Sonya's newly complicated life, witness some incidents in that life, Gary's landlady. She has an inhuman sense for deadbeats and occasionally provide Sonya an unspecified but close (and emotionally abusive) relationship with common-sense advice. She seems like a nice person who wouldn't want Sonya to lose her job or get badly hurt, but she can't help being amused by some of Sonya's antics, and she occasionally suffers a [[HeroicBSOD blue screen effect]] when Sonya says or does something especially weird.Rob, the [[{{Hikikomori}} building shut-in.]]



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Allie was last seen in strip #706, in February 2013, despite several characters apparently visiting the cafe where she and Sonya work.
* DramaticDrop: It's something of a recurring joke that Sonya's most unnerving statements often come when Allie is holding something fragile (or pouring a customer's coffee).
* HonestAdvisor: Allie seems to be one of the few people to whom Sonya can turn for objective advice. She does her best to help, but sometimes ends up as more of a DeadpanSnarker.
* OnlySaneWoman: Allie inevitably looks this way when Sonya is being confusing or confused.
* [[StraightMan Straight Woman]]: Probably literally as well as in the stand-up comedy sense; she's the most frequent recipient of Sonya's denials of lesbianism.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Allie was last Last seen in strip #706, in February 2013, despite several characters apparently visiting 2009 and completely invisible for many years, she made a surprise reappearance in the cafe where she and Sonya work.
October 14th, 2014 strip.
* DramaticDrop: It's something of a recurring joke [[CrankyLandlord Cranky Landlady]]: Pretty much her entire characterisation.
* {{Gonk}}: Apparently the only way
that Sonya's most unnerving statements often come Giz can draw an unattractive character is to make her downright monstrous.
* IWasQuiteALooker: If you believe her
when Allie is holding something fragile (or pouring she says that [[HelloNurse [=DiDi=]]] looks like a customer's coffee).
young version of herself. Actually, given a better hairstyle, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/more_of_a_tease she does look a bit less hideous]].
* HonestAdvisor: Allie MeaningfulName: Gary certainly seems to be one of the few people to whom Sonya can turn for objective advice. She does her best to help, but sometimes ends up regard Eulice ''Deville'' as more of a DeadpanSnarker.
* OnlySaneWoman: Allie inevitably looks this way when Sonya is being confusing or confused.
* [[StraightMan Straight Woman]]: Probably literally as well as in the stand-up comedy sense; she's the most frequent recipient of Sonya's denials of lesbianism.
almost supernaturally terrifying.



[[folder:Jordan]]
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-> ''"I think you '''saw''' that I wanted you to watch, and '''that''' turned you on!"''

Jordan is one of Dillon's fellow thespians, and is apparently almost as big a bastard as Matt, but pleasant enough to be around. As another participant in the local professional acting scene, he not surprisingly [[http://www.stickydillybuns.com/strips-sdb/this_dream_role also shows up]] in ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', competing for roles with Dillon.

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-> ''"I think you '''saw''' that ''"And I wanted you tell her, 'Well, not if it panders to watch, the {{male gaze}}!'"''

James, also known as Jim, is another employee at Dark Matter Games, who is quite friendly to Gary
and '''that''' turned you on!"''

Jordan is one of Dillon's fellow thespians, and is apparently almost as big a bastard as Matt, but
who becomes Tracy's boyfriend. He seems pleasant enough in general, and turns [[TheCharmer near-Charmer]] levels of apparently sincere flattery on Tracy on his first appearance, but he and Tracy maybe need to work on their mutual communication. Not to be around. As confused with Peggy's ex-boyfriend, another participant in the local professional acting scene, he not surprisingly [[http://www.stickydillybuns.com/strips-sdb/this_dream_role Jim (who funnily enough also shows up]] gets food thrown at him in ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', competing for roles with Dillon.a restaurant, and who also has some issues regarding oral sex); see the note on the OneSteveLimit in [[Webcomic/MenageA3 the comic's main page]].



* AllGaysLoveTheater: Jordan enters the comic as an actor in musical theater. It seems to be more or less taken for granted that he's gay.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His method of trying to help Gary understand his sexuality wasn't necessarily a good idea, but his heart seems to have been in the right place.

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* AllGaysLoveTheater: Jordan enters StrawFeminist: A fairly mild male example. On his first date with Tracy, he criticizes ''[[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball]]'' for its sexism, not knowing that it's Tracy's favorite game. (She gets quite angry, although as Gary points out to her, this is hardly an unusual view of the comic as game.) Later, he turns down Tracy's offer of fellatio on the grounds that he couldn't subject a woman to "such an actor in musical theater. It seems to be more or less taken for granted obscene act," although it turns out that he's gay.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His method of trying to help Gary understand his sexuality wasn't necessarily a good idea, but his heart seems to have been in
highly competent at cunnilingus, leaving Tracy worried about the right place.inequality of the relationship.



[[folder:Adrien]]
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-> ''"I dated her, and must've waited on her like '''ten times,''' and she '''still''' doesn't know my '''name!'''"''

Adrien is a waiter, and one of [=DiDi's=] many past conquests who failed to satisfy her. Note that the same name is also used in one strip for a completely different character.

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-> ''"I dated her,
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->''"I can't believe Peggy dumped meheeheee!!!"''

Peggy's ex-boyfriend, who gets dumped rather spectacularly on his first appearance,
and must've waited on her like '''ten times,''' and she '''still''' doesn't know my '''name!'''"''

Adrien is a waiter, and one of [=DiDi's=] many past conquests
then has the rejection emphatically reinforced. Not to be confused with Tracy's boyfriend, James, who failed to satisfy her. Note that the same name is also used sometimes known as Jim, funnily enough also gets food thrown at him in one strip for a completely different character.restaurant, and also has some issues regarding oral sex; see the note on the OneSteveLimit in [[Webcomic/MenageA3 the comic's main page]].



* ButtMonkey: [=DiDi=] repeatedly forgets his name, and tells him that he failed to satisfy her, leaving him feeling inadequate as a man. Then, when he's out [[DrowningMySorrows getting drunk with Erik]] while they commiserate over the problems of being one of [=DiDi's=] exes, they meet Zii, who seduces them into a drunken threesome, leaving Adrien worried about his sexuality. Then, when he goes to ask a girl who works in a delicatessen for a date, in order to reaffirm his heterosexuality, she offers him a large meaty sausage which she thinks he'll like.
* DramaticDrop: Adrien's response to having his sense of worth accidentally devastated by [=DiDi=].

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* ButtMonkey: [=DiDi=] repeatedly forgets his name, NotGoodWithRejection: After being dumped by Peggy, Jim is helped by Erik, who advises him to accept the situation and tells take some time out to get over it. Unfortunately, Jim fails to take this advice, but the next time he sees Peggy, [[InterruptedIntimacy the situation]] apparently convinces him that he failed to satisfy her, leaving him feeling inadequate as a man. Then, when he's out [[DrowningMySorrows getting drunk with Erik]] while they commiserate over the problems of being one of [=DiDi's=] exes, they meet Zii, who seduces them into a drunken threesome, leaving Adrien worried about his sexuality. Then, when he goes to ask a girl who works in a delicatessen for a date, in order to reaffirm his heterosexuality, she offers him a large meaty sausage which she thinks he'll like.
* DramaticDrop: Adrien's response to having his sense of worth accidentally devastated by [=DiDi=].
their relationship is over.



[[folder:Takeru]]
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-> ''"Thank you. But I'd rather you no longer call me 'Tentacle King.'"''

Takeru Oyama is Yuki's father and Gary's artistic idol, a famous manga artist.

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[[folder:Jordan]]
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-> ''"Thank you. But I'd rather ''"I think you no longer call me 'Tentacle King.'"''

Takeru Oyama is Yuki's father
'''saw''' that I wanted you to watch, and Gary's artistic idol, '''that''' turned you on!"''

Jordan is one of Dillon's fellow thespians, and is apparently almost as big
a famous manga artist.bastard as Matt, but pleasant enough to be around. As another participant in the local professional acting scene, he not surprisingly [[http://www.stickydillybuns.com/strips-sdb/this_dream_role also shows up]] in ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', competing for roles with Dillon.



* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: He hasn't said much about Yuki's childhood (yet), but his first reaction on Gary being introduced to him as Yuki's new boyfriend was to start talking marriage and babies in faintly creepy terms. And Yuki would doubtless be embarrassed by his porn work if she didn't simply hate it.
* BleachedUnderpants: The former "Tentacle King" of {{Hentai}} manga is now moving into more respectable work, apparently as part of his attempt to improve his relationship with his daughter. (Also, years ago, [[SoMyKidsCanWatch he created one comic that Yuki could read and respect him for]].)
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Takeru has made one appearance in the flesh in the present day, last being seen in [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/bad_question strip #574 (March 13, 2012).]] He was subsequently [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/healthy_attitude reported to have been mentoring Gary]] for a week after that. Then he dropped off the face of the comic, despite his apparent belief that Gary and Yuki were all but engaged. He presumably flew home to Japan.
* IWantGrandkids: He brings the subject up within seconds of Gary being introduced to him as Yuki's boyfriend.
* TheMentor: Takeru is said to be mentoring Gary at one point, though not much has been seen of this.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: At one point, Takeru is mentoring Gary while apparently expecting him to propose to Yuki, and dangling the chance of a job in Japan in front of Gary's nose. Then he disappears from the story. Presumably he goes back to Japan. Fans occasionally speculate about his eventual return, but it hasn't happened yet.

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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: He hasn't said much about Yuki's childhood (yet), AllGaysLoveTheater: Jordan enters the comic as an actor in musical theater. It seems to be more or less taken for granted that he's gay.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: His method of trying to help Gary understand his sexuality wasn't necessarily a good idea,
but his first reaction on Gary being introduced to him as Yuki's new boyfriend was to start talking marriage and babies in faintly creepy terms. And Yuki would doubtless be embarrassed by his porn work if she didn't simply hate it.
* BleachedUnderpants: The former "Tentacle King" of {{Hentai}} manga is now moving into more respectable work, apparently as part of his attempt to improve his relationship with his daughter. (Also, years ago, [[SoMyKidsCanWatch he created one comic that Yuki could read and respect him for]].)
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Takeru has made one appearance in the flesh in the present day, last being seen in [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/bad_question strip #574 (March 13, 2012).]] He was subsequently [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/healthy_attitude reported
heart seems to have been mentoring Gary]] for a week after that. Then he dropped off in the face of the comic, despite his apparent belief that Gary and Yuki were all but engaged. He presumably flew home to Japan.
* IWantGrandkids: He brings the subject up within seconds of Gary being introduced to him as Yuki's boyfriend.
* TheMentor: Takeru is said to be mentoring Gary at one point, though not much has been seen of this.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: At one point, Takeru is mentoring Gary while apparently expecting him to propose to Yuki, and dangling the chance of a job in Japan in front of Gary's nose. Then he disappears from the story. Presumably he goes back to Japan. Fans occasionally speculate about his eventual return, but it hasn't happened yet.
right place.



[[folder:Jim]]
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->''"I can't believe Peggy dumped meheeheee!!!"''

Peggy's ex-boyfriend, who gets dumped rather spectacularly on his first appearance, and then has the rejection emphatically reinforced. Not to be confused with Tracy's boyfriend, James, who is also sometimes known as Jim, funnily enough also gets food thrown at him in a restaurant, and also has some issues regarding oral sex; see the note on the OneSteveLimit in [[Webcomic/MenageA3 the comic's main page]].

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[[folder:Lita]]
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->''"I can't believe Peggy dumped meheeheee!!!"''

Peggy's ex-boyfriend, who gets dumped rather spectacularly on his first appearance,
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-> ''"Murrnow?"''

Zii's pet cat
and then has the rejection emphatically reinforced. Not to be confused with Tracy's boyfriend, James, who is also sometimes known as Jim, funnily enough also gets food thrown at him in a restaurant, and also has some issues regarding oral sex; see the note on the OneSteveLimit in [[Webcomic/MenageA3 the comic's main page]].sometime AnimalCompanion.



* NotGoodWithRejection: After being dumped by Peggy, Jim is helped by Erik, who advises him to accept the situation and take some time out to get over it. Unfortunately, Jim fails to take this advice, but the next time he sees Peggy, [[InterruptedIntimacy the situation]] apparently convinces him that their relationship is over.

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* NotGoodWithRejection: After being dumped by Peggy, Jim is helped by Erik, who advises him CatsAreMean: Zii says that Lita hates everyone. However, Lita seems to accept the take an immediate liking to Gary, and even sleeps in his arms. Zii even says that Lita pretty much belongs to Gary now; Gary accepts this situation despite his ensuing allergy problem. The people she gets along with despite her hatred can thus rate as {{kindhearted cat lover}}s.
* CoolCat: Her empathetic but ironic behaviour is pretty cool.
* EmpathyPet: Lita often mimics Zii's behavior
and take some time out to get over it. Unfortunately, Jim fails to take expressions, even when Zii isn't around.
* FascinatingEyebrow: [[http://www.menagea3.net/strips-ma3/like_any_other Yeah, seriously.]]
* HandOrObjectUnderwear: She briefly serves
this advice, but purpose for Gary.
* TeamPet: Zii's property, inflicts herself on Gary, generally hangs out around
the next time he sees Peggy, [[InterruptedIntimacy the situation]] apparently convinces him that their relationship is over.apartment.
* YaoiFangirl: "Myaoi"?



[[folder:Yvan]]
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-> ''"I could use some help with ... women. Give me pointers, and you're hired."''

Yvan interviews Gary at the Montreal branch of "Dark Matter Games", and offers him a job in exchange for a personal favor. He's an indie music fan who seems amiable enough at first, but it soon turns out that his view of women isn't terribly attractive, and he comes to seem more than a little creepy. On the kindest possible reading, he may be a horribly desperate {{Nerd}} with slightly non-standard appearance (and some [[NerdsAreVirgins common nerd problems]]), but his actions mark him down as [[{{Jerkass}} plain unpleasant]].

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[[folder:Lynn]]
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-> ''"I could use some help with ... women. Give me pointers, and you're hired.''"She clearly put a lot of work into that cleavage. It'd be cruel to make her think it was for nothing."''

Yvan interviews Gary at Lynn Brooks is a successful {{professional wrestl|ing}}er with the [[StageName ring name]] "Annie Conda", who shows up in Montreal branch on a scouting mission for her promotion's boss. [[FanGirl She's admired to the point of "Dark Matter Games", excess by Maura and offers him a job in exchange Tess]], and rapidly falls for [=DiDi.=] She's also a personal favor. He's an indie music fan who seems amiable enough at first, but it soon turns out very clear ShoutOut to the character of Brooke Lynn from Giz's fantasy comic, ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'', verging on a full IntercontinuityCrossover in that his view of women isn't terribly attractive, she shares a snake motif, a sexual interest in women, and he comes to seem more than a little creepy. On the kindest possible reading, he may be a horribly desperate {{Nerd}} with slightly non-standard appearance (and some [[NerdsAreVirgins common nerd problems]]), but his actions mark him down as [[{{Jerkass}} plain unpleasant]].strong line in cool-headed irony.



* CannotTalkToWomen: Yvan admits to being incompetent with women, and, mistaking Gary for a master of seduction, asks him for tips. He certainly seems very socially clumsy, and his use of things like AnticipatoryBreathSpray doesn't do much for his image. And when he ''does'' open his mouth, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/how_bad_do_you_want_this_job it's pretty damn creepy]].
* CasanovaWannabe: Yvan wants to improve his success rate with women, desperately enough to give Gary a job in exchange for a promise of some tips. His comments when he and Gary then hit a bar together verge on the creepy (''especially'' those he makes to Zii), and that and his willingness to believe what Gary tells him mean that he fits the trope all too closely.
* DirtyOldMan: His exact age is somewhat unclear to readers, but at least one of the younger cast members judges him to be "old". Then... Asking a prospective employee to help him pick up girls? Check. Talking about bed stuff to a girl he's just met? Check...
* DontCallMeSir: Yvan tells Gary not to call him "sir" from the first, apparently out of friendliness or a policy of informality. This just makes Gary more nervous, as he keeps forgetting.
* FatBastard: Increasingly visible as Yvan's nature; he's clearly chunky as of his first appearance, but the art emphasizes his bulk as his personal unpleasantness becomes more obvious. No particular explanation has yet been given for his fatness; he hasn't been shown eating. Unfortunately for Gary, he is of course LargeAndInCharge.
* HanlonsRazor: Opinions differ among fans as to whether Yvan is probably a sad, sexually desperate geek who talks like a total jerk because he thinks that this is how successful pickup artists present themselves, or whether he's just a naturally horrible person who doesn't realize how this makes him look to prospective sexual partners. Either way, his apparent unpleasantness has to be at least partly explained by stupidity.
* JerkAss: Yvan may be the one character who can top Nathan's unlikeability. After seeing Zii bail after Gary has tried to introduce them, he's ready to drop his job offer to Gary, his logic being that if Gary exaggerated his skills with the ladies, he can't be sure Gary didn't exaggerate his skills for the job either. However, aside from the fact that Zii was clearly dodging him, not Gary, it was Yvan himself who first voiced the notion that Gary is a master at picking up women, not Gary, and more importantly, while Gary's seduction skills may indeed be questionable, Yvan himself reviewed Gary's art portfolio, and declared it acceptable.
* PermaStubble: Yvan is the only significant character in the comic depicted with a stubble/very short beard look, giving him a distinctive appearance.
* TheUnSmile: Yvan isn't normally particularly unemotional or depressed, but nonetheless, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/what_a_great_guy the smile he adopts]] when approaching a woman for the first time is downright horrible.

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* CannotTalkToWomen: Yvan admits to being incompetent with women, and, mistaking Gary AnimalMotifs: Snakes for her wrestling persona. Her ring name is a master of seduction, asks him for tips. He certainly seems very socially clumsy, and his use of things pun on "Anaconda", her outfit is scaly like AnticipatoryBreathSpray doesn't do much for his image. And when he ''does'' open his mouth, snake skin, and she has a snake AnimalCompanion named Mojo.
* CoolShades:
[[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/how_bad_do_you_want_this_job it's pretty damn creepy]].
* CasanovaWannabe: Yvan wants
com/strips-ma3/trying_not_to_be_noticed Lynn uses shades]] as part of an attempt to improve his success rate avoid being recognized at a low-level wrestling match. They end up enhancing her badass look.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: Finding herself very attracted to [=DiDi=], she "autographs" [=DiDi=]'s chest
with women, desperately enough "Call me" and her own phone number as a way of hitting on her. Five minutes later, she has '''175''' messages on her phone, all from men who thought they were calling [=DiDi=].
* FeatherBoaConstrictor: She has a snake, "Mojo", which she wears as a prop in publicity shots shows and public appearances, matching her ring name. (She also seems
to give Gary regard it as a job in exchange for a promise of some tips. His comments pet, talking to it when he and Gary then hit a bar together verge on the creepy (''especially'' those he makes she's thinking aloud.)
* OnlySaneWoman: She (not surprisingly) instantly sees through Maura's attempts
to Zii), and that and his willingness to believe what Gary tells him mean that he fits the trope all too closely.
* DirtyOldMan: His exact age is somewhat unclear to readers,
pass herself off as [=DiDi=], but at least one of the younger cast members judges him to be "old". Then... Asking a prospective employee to help him pick up girls? Check. Talking about bed stuff to a girl he's just met? Check...
* DontCallMeSir: Yvan tells Gary
chooses not to call him "sir" from the first, apparently out of friendliness or a policy of informality. This just makes Gary more nervous, as he keeps forgetting.
* FatBastard: Increasingly visible as Yvan's nature; he's clearly chunky as of his first appearance, but the art emphasizes his bulk as his personal unpleasantness becomes more obvious. No particular explanation has yet been given for his fatness; he hasn't been shown eating. Unfortunately for Gary, he is of course LargeAndInCharge.
* HanlonsRazor: Opinions differ among fans as to whether Yvan is probably a sad, sexually desperate geek who talks like a total jerk
walk away because he thinks that this Maura is how successful pickup artists present themselves, or whether he's just a naturally horrible person who doesn't realize how this makes him look attractive anyway, and she can exploit the situation to prospective her own advantage. She's mostly generally sane in other circumstances too, although sexual partners. Either way, his apparent unpleasantness has to be at least partly explained by stupidity.
* JerkAss: Yvan may be the one character who can top Nathan's unlikeability. After seeing Zii bail after Gary has tried to introduce them, he's ready to drop his job offer to Gary, his logic being that if Gary exaggerated his skills
infatuation with the ladies, he can't be sure Gary didn't exaggerate his skills for the job either. However, aside from the fact that Zii was clearly dodging him, not Gary, it was Yvan himself who first voiced the notion that Gary [=DiDi=] can cloud her judgment.
* PunnyName: Her real life name
is a master at picking up women, not Gary, and more importantly, while Gary's seduction skills may indeed be questionable, Yvan himself reviewed Gary's art portfolio, and declared it acceptable.
* PermaStubble: Yvan
pun on "Brooklyn", whereas her ring name is a pun on "Anaconda".
* StageName: "Annie Conda" is another of
the only significant character very obvious wrestling ring names seen in the comic depicted with a stubble/very short beard look, giving him a distinctive appearance.
* TheUnSmile: Yvan isn't normally particularly unemotional or depressed, but nonetheless, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/what_a_great_guy the smile he adopts]] when approaching a woman for the first time is downright horrible.
this comic.



[[folder:Damien]]
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-> ''"Ladies! My gym is doing '''wonders''' for your figure. Shall I extend your membership?"''

Trainer and apparently proprietor at "{{Kayfabe}}'s School of Hard Knocks", the wrestling school attended by Roxie. His interactions with Roxie suggest strongly to some readers that they are brother and sister, but this hasn't yet been confirmed.

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-> ''"Ladies! My gym is doing '''wonders''' for your figure. Shall I extend your membership?"''

Trainer and apparently proprietor at "{{Kayfabe}}'s School of Hard Knocks",
''"You've been running! Are the wrestling school attended by Roxie. His interactions with Roxie suggest strongly to some readers '''Bolsheviks''' after you?"''

Rob is the agoraphobic neighbor who lives in Gary's apartment building. It's uncertain whether he knows
that they are brother and sister, but this hasn't yet been confirmed.it's not the Eighties any more.



* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Damien carries off the trope in a way that is not perhaps unknown in pro wrestling. He's persistently flirtatious, and clearly fully aware of the effect that he has on some of his female students.

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* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Damien carries off ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Hasn't appeared in the trope strip for years, though he was mentioned by name in October 2014.
* DirtyCommies: Why he's
a way that is not perhaps unknown in pro wrestling. He's persistently flirtatious, hikikomori; he fears they're taking over the world and clearly fully aware the Cold War is still going on!
* {{Hikikomori}}: The point
of the effect that he has on some joke here.
* ManChild: He shows no sign
of his female students.adult behavior.



[[folder:Brandy]]
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-> ''"Annnnd here comes Moxxy!"''

Roxie's partner in the wrestling tag team "Girl Crush" and sometime lover, who takes the [[StageName ring name]] "Moxxy". (Roxie actually addresses her as "Moxx" quite frequently, even in private, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/show_her_the_ropes switching to "Brandy"]] as a sign of {{serious|Business}}ness -- a variant FirstNameUltimatum.) She is a clear ShoutOut to the character of Brandi Jones from Giz's previous comic, ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'', and may even represent a full IntercontinuityCrossover, although the personalities of the two characters aren't very similar.

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-> ''"Annnnd here comes Moxxy!"''

Roxie's partner in the wrestling tag team "Girl Crush"
''"Thank you. But I'd rather you no longer call me 'Tentacle King.'"''

Takeru Oyama is Yuki's father
and sometime lover, who takes the [[StageName ring name]] "Moxxy". (Roxie actually addresses her as "Moxx" quite frequently, even in private, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/show_her_the_ropes switching to "Brandy"]] as Gary's artistic idol, a sign of {{serious|Business}}ness -- a variant FirstNameUltimatum.) She is a clear ShoutOut to the character of Brandi Jones from Giz's previous comic, ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'', and may even represent a full IntercontinuityCrossover, although the personalities of the two characters aren't very similar.famous manga artist.



* {{Face}}: "Moxxy and Roxxy" play to this trope, albeit tending perhaps to the "Rebel" version.
* StageName: "Moxxy" was presumably chosen for symmetry with Roxie/"Roxxy".
* YourCheatingHeart: Brandy is apparently a compulsive flirt, hitting on [=DiDi=] on sight; admittedly, this ''is'' [=DiDi=], but Brandy was in a clinch with Roxie only a moment before, and Roxie reflects that this is all too typical of her.

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* {{Face}}: "Moxxy AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: He hasn't said much about Yuki's childhood (yet), but his first reaction on Gary being introduced to him as Yuki's new boyfriend was to start talking marriage and Roxxy" play babies in faintly creepy terms. And Yuki would doubtless be embarrassed by his porn work if she didn't simply hate it.
* BleachedUnderpants: The former "Tentacle King" of {{Hentai}} manga is now moving into more respectable work, apparently as part of his attempt
to this trope, albeit tending perhaps to improve his relationship with his daughter. (Also, years ago, [[SoMyKidsCanWatch he created one comic that Yuki could read and respect him for]].)
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Takeru has made one appearance in
the "Rebel" version.
* StageName: "Moxxy"
flesh in the present day, last being seen in [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/bad_question strip #574 (March 13, 2012).]] He was subsequently [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/healthy_attitude reported to have been mentoring Gary]] for a week after that. Then he dropped off the face of the comic, despite his apparent belief that Gary and Yuki were all but engaged. He presumably chosen for symmetry with Roxie/"Roxxy".
flew home to Japan.
* YourCheatingHeart: Brandy IWantGrandkids: He brings the subject up within seconds of Gary being introduced to him as Yuki's boyfriend.
* TheMentor: Takeru
is said to be mentoring Gary at one point, though not much has been seen of this.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: At one point, Takeru is mentoring Gary while
apparently expecting him to propose to Yuki, and dangling the chance of a compulsive flirt, hitting on [=DiDi=] on sight; admittedly, this ''is'' [=DiDi=], job in Japan in front of Gary's nose. Then he disappears from the story. Presumably he goes back to Japan. Fans occasionally speculate about his eventual return, but Brandy was in a clinch with Roxie only a moment before, and Roxie reflects that this is all too typical of her. it hasn't happened yet.



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-> ''"And I tell her, 'Well, not if it panders to the {{male gaze}}!'"''

James, also known as Jim, is another employee at Dark Matter Games, who is quite friendly to Gary and who becomes Tracy's boyfriend. He seems pleasant enough in general, and turns [[TheCharmer near-Charmer]] levels of apparently sincere flattery on Tracy on his first appearance, but he and Tracy maybe need to work on their mutual communication. Not to be confused with Peggy's ex-boyfriend, another Jim (who funnily enough also gets food thrown at him in a restaurant, and who also has some issues regarding oral sex); see the note on the OneSteveLimit in [[Webcomic/MenageA3 the comic's main page]].

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-> ''"And I tell her, 'Well, not if it panders to ''"I could use some help with ... women. Give me pointers, and you're hired."''

Yvan interviews Gary at
the {{male gaze}}!'"''

James, also known as Jim, is another employee at Dark
Montreal branch of "Dark Matter Games, Games", and offers him a job in exchange for a personal favor. He's an indie music fan who is quite friendly to Gary and who becomes Tracy's boyfriend. He seems pleasant amiable enough in general, and at first, but it soon turns [[TheCharmer near-Charmer]] levels of apparently sincere flattery on Tracy on out that his first appearance, but he view of women isn't terribly attractive, and Tracy maybe need he comes to work on their mutual communication. Not to seem more than a little creepy. On the kindest possible reading, he may be confused a horribly desperate {{Nerd}} with Peggy's ex-boyfriend, another Jim (who funnily enough also gets food thrown at him in a restaurant, and who also has slightly non-standard appearance (and some issues regarding oral sex); see the note on the OneSteveLimit in [[Webcomic/MenageA3 the comic's main page]].[[NerdsAreVirgins common nerd problems]]), but his actions mark him down as [[{{Jerkass}} plain unpleasant]].



* StrawFeminist: A fairly mild male example. On his first date with Tracy, he criticizes ''[[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball]]'' for its sexism, not knowing that it's Tracy's favorite game. (She gets quite angry, although as Gary points out to her, this is hardly an unusual view of the game.) Later, he turns down Tracy's offer of fellatio on the grounds that he couldn't subject a woman to "such an obscene act," although it turns out that he's highly competent at cunnilingus, leaving Tracy worried about the inequality of the relationship.

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* StrawFeminist: A fairly mild male example. On CannotTalkToWomen: Yvan admits to being incompetent with women, and, mistaking Gary for a master of seduction, asks him for tips. He certainly seems very socially clumsy, and his use of things like AnticipatoryBreathSpray doesn't do much for his image. And when he ''does'' open his mouth, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/how_bad_do_you_want_this_job it's pretty damn creepy]].
* CasanovaWannabe: Yvan wants to improve his success rate with women, desperately enough to give Gary a job in exchange for a promise of some tips. His comments when he and Gary then hit a bar together verge on the creepy (''especially'' those he makes to Zii), and that and his willingness to believe what Gary tells him mean that he fits the trope all too closely.
* DirtyOldMan: His exact age is somewhat unclear to readers, but at least one of the younger cast members judges him to be "old". Then... Asking a prospective employee to help him pick up girls? Check. Talking about bed stuff to a girl he's just met? Check...
* DontCallMeSir: Yvan tells Gary not to call him "sir" from the first, apparently out of friendliness or a policy of informality. This just makes Gary more nervous, as he keeps forgetting.
* FatBastard: Increasingly visible as Yvan's nature; he's clearly chunky as of
his first date with Tracy, he criticizes ''[[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball]]'' appearance, but the art emphasizes his bulk as his personal unpleasantness becomes more obvious. No particular explanation has yet been given for its sexism, not knowing his fatness; he hasn't been shown eating. Unfortunately for Gary, he is of course LargeAndInCharge.
* HanlonsRazor: Opinions differ among fans as to whether Yvan is probably a sad, sexually desperate geek who talks like a total jerk because he thinks
that it's Tracy's favorite game. (She gets quite angry, although as Gary points out to her, this is hardly an unusual view of the game.) Later, he turns down Tracy's offer of fellatio on the grounds that he couldn't subject a woman to "such an obscene act," although it turns out that how successful pickup artists present themselves, or whether he's highly competent just a naturally horrible person who doesn't realize how this makes him look to prospective sexual partners. Either way, his apparent unpleasantness has to be at cunnilingus, leaving Tracy worried about least partly explained by stupidity.
* JerkAss: Yvan may be
the inequality of one character who can top Nathan's unlikeability. After seeing Zii bail after Gary has tried to introduce them, he's ready to drop his job offer to Gary, his logic being that if Gary exaggerated his skills with the relationship.ladies, he can't be sure Gary didn't exaggerate his skills for the job either. However, aside from the fact that Zii was clearly dodging him, not Gary, it was Yvan himself who first voiced the notion that Gary is a master at picking up women, not Gary, and more importantly, while Gary's seduction skills may indeed be questionable, Yvan himself reviewed Gary's art portfolio, and declared it acceptable.
* PermaStubble: Yvan is the only significant character in the comic depicted with a stubble/very short beard look, giving him a distinctive appearance.
* TheUnSmile: Yvan isn't normally particularly unemotional or depressed, but nonetheless, [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/what_a_great_guy the smile he adopts]] when approaching a woman for the first time is downright horrible.



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-> ''"She clearly put a lot of work into that cleavage. It'd be cruel to make her think it was for nothing."''

Lynn Brooks is a successful {{professional wrestl|ing}}er with the [[StageName ring name]] "Annie Conda", who shows up in Montreal on a scouting mission for her promotion's boss. [[FanGirl She's admired to the point of excess by Maura and Tess]], and rapidly falls for [=DiDi.=] She's also a very clear ShoutOut to the character of Brooke Lynn from Giz's fantasy comic, ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'', verging on a full IntercontinuityCrossover in that she shares a snake motif, a sexual interest in women, and a strong line in cool-headed irony.
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* AnimalMotifs: Snakes for her wrestling persona. Her ring name is a pun on "Anaconda", her outfit is scaly like snake skin, and she has a snake AnimalCompanion named Mojo.
* CoolShades: [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/trying_not_to_be_noticed Lynn uses shades]] as part of an attempt to avoid being recognized at a low-level wrestling match. They end up enhancing her badass look.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: Finding herself very attracted to [=DiDi=], she "autographs" [=DiDi=]'s chest with "Call me" and her own phone number as a way of hitting on her. Five minutes later, she has '''175''' messages on her phone, all from men who thought they were calling [=DiDi=].
* FeatherBoaConstrictor: She has a snake, "Mojo", which she wears as a prop in publicity shots shows and public appearances, matching her ring name. (She also seems to regard it as a pet, talking to it when she's thinking aloud.)
* OnlySaneWoman: She (not surprisingly) instantly sees through Maura's attempts to pass herself off as [=DiDi=], but chooses not to walk away because Maura is attractive anyway, and she can exploit the situation to her own advantage. She's mostly generally sane in other circumstances too, although sexual infatuation with [=DiDi=] can cloud her judgment.
* PunnyName: Her real life name is a pun on "Brooklyn", whereas her ring name is a pun on "Anaconda".
* StageName: "Annie Conda" is another of the very obvious wrestling ring names seen in this comic.
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