History ComicStrip / BigNate

17th Sep '17 2:29:22 PM abcdef-no
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* Archive Panic: Big Nate has been churning out daily comic strips since February 1991(when the Sunday comics started; the dailies started a few weeks earlier in January).

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* Archive Panic: ArchivePanic: Big Nate has been churning out daily comic strips since February 1991(when the Sunday comics started; the dailies started a few weeks earlier in January).
17th Sep '17 2:28:51 PM abcdef-no
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*Archive Panic: Big Nate has been churning out daily comic strips since February 1991(when the Sunday comics started; the dailies started a few weeks earlier in January).
28th Aug '17 12:57:27 AM Adept
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* {{Gonk}}: Lately, the faces characters make when their [[BerserkButton Berserk Buttons]] are pushed are just ''weird''. To wit: their hair loses all of its smoothness, their mouth becomes C-shaped and gains buck teeth, their tongue sticks straight out, and one of their eyes becomes big and round.
9th Jul '17 11:15:40 AM kklove689
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* RaceLift: Dee Dee was white in the books where she first appeared, but got light brown skin in her comic strip introduction.
9th Jul '17 10:23:30 AM kklove689
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** Not to mention, the [[http://www.gocomics.com/bignate/2017/06/23 sumogram.]]
9th Jul '17 10:17:34 AM kklove689
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* PointlessBandaid: School Picture Guy has been wearing a band-aid on his forehead since he was introduced.
9th Jul '17 7:09:45 AM kklove689
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* AllCrimesAreEqual: P. S. 38 doesn't seem to have any form of punishment under detentions, so very minor things like being late to class and forgetting your homework at home result in detention. Francis has apparently only gotten detention once, for yelling at Nate in class. It's a wonder that there are any students out there who haven't gotten detention.

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* AllCrimesAreEqual: P. S. 38 doesn't seem to have any form of punishment under detentions, so [[DisproportionateRetribution very minor things like being late to class and forgetting your homework at home result in detention. detention.]] Francis has apparently only gotten detention once, for yelling at Nate in class. It's a wonder that there are any students out there who haven't gotten detention.



** Gina is this to Francis. Despite Francis' great scores, Gina manages to do better than him and gloat about it. In one arc, Nate was counting on Francis to outscore Gina by 12 points on their final test, which would mean Francis would win the Outstanding Scholar medal instead of Gina. He outscored her by 11 points, and Gina said that she ''let'' him do that, saying, [[{{Jerkass}} "I thought it would be fun to make you clowns think you had a ''chance'' to take my medal!"]]

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** Gina is this to Francis. Despite Francis' great scores, Gina manages to do better than him and gloat about it. In one arc, Nate was counting on Francis to outscore Gina by 12 points on their final test, which would mean Francis would win the Outstanding Scholar medal instead of Gina. He outscored her by 11 points, and Gina said that she ''let'' him do that, saying, [[{{Jerkass}} "I thought it would be fun to make you clowns think you had a ''chance'' CHANCE to take my medal!"]]



* BeyondTheImpossible: The capacity of Nate's locker. It can apparently fit an amount of things that wouldn't be able to fit in a standard school locker, as shown by the pictures. In two separate Sunday strips Chad is able to walk ''into'' Nate's locker without having it explode all over him, yet it explodes all over Randy seconds later. He's even been shown to have items such as a Picasso drawing, an autographed photo of Abraham Lincoln, and a Faberge egg ("Careful with that. It's breakable.") in his locker. One may wonder why he complains about having no money while he has stuff he could sell for a tidy profit in that thing. On a less valuable note, he also once pulled a ''perfect, entirely edible ice cream cone'' right out of his locker, without anything covering it.



* ExplodingCloset: Nate's locker. He can't open it without stuff spilling everywhere, and if you're hit by the blast of stuff coming out, you could go flying across the hall.
* {{Expy}}: Nate's favorite TV artist, [[PunnyName Rusty Sienna]], is one of Bob Ross. Rusty does an oil-painting show, sells a line of sponsored products, and even has a perm. In a later strip it was revealed that Rusty had died on May 7th, 1996, about a year after Bob Ross died.

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* ExplodingCloset: Nate's locker. He can't open it without stuff spilling everywhere, and if you're hit by the blast of stuff coming out, you could go flying across the hall.
* {{Expy}}:
hall. It can apparently fit an amount of things that wouldn't be able to fit in a standard school locker, as shown by the pictures. It even seems to have [[BeyondTheImpossible some weird properties]] that couldn't be possible in RealLife; in two separate Sunday strips Chad is able to walk ''into'' Nate's favorite TV artist, [[PunnyName Rusty Sienna]], is one of Bob Ross. Rusty does an oil-painting show, sells a line of sponsored products, and locker without having it explode all over him, yet it explodes all over Randy seconds later. He's even has been shown to have items such as a perm. In Picasso drawing, an autographed photo of Abraham Lincoln, and a later strip it was revealed that Rusty had died on May 7th, 1996, Faberge egg ("Careful with that. It's breakable.") in his locker. [[ReedRichardsIsUseless One may wonder why he complains about having no money while he has stuff he could sell for a year after Bob Ross died. tidy profit in that thing.]] On a less valuable note, he also once pulled a ''clean, entirely edible ice cream cone'' right out of his locker, without anything covering it.


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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Nate's favorite TV artist, [[PunnyName Rusty Sienna]], is clearly based on Bob Ross. Rusty does an oil-painting show, sells a line of sponsored products, and even has a perm. In a later strip it was revealed that Rusty had died on May 7th, 1996, about a year after Bob Ross died.
3rd Jul '17 6:14:04 PM kklove689
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* GottaHaveItGonnaStealIt: While put in charge of the store temporarily while Gordie took a break, Nate witnessed Randy slip a comic into his jacket and leave the store. To stop him, Nate tackled Randy as Gordie was coming back and exposed that he had stolen a comic. It was [[RealMenWearPink a girl's comic]], and Randy said that he was going to get it for his cousin's birthday. Nate seemed very smug that he had caught Randy.

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* GottaHaveItGonnaStealIt: While put in charge of the store temporarily while Gordie took a break, Nate witnessed Randy slip a comic into his jacket and leave the store. To stop him, Nate tackled Randy as Gordie was coming back and exposed that he had stolen a comic. It was [[RealMenWearPink a girl's comic]], and comic that Randy said that he was going to get it for his cousin's birthday. Nate seemed very smug that he had caught Randy.Randy, and couldn't resist rubbing in the victory.



* IGotARock: Nate's dad always hands out healthy snacks on Halloween, like soy nuts, rice cakes, and prunes. As a result, his house sometimes gets vandalized.

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* IGotARock: Nate's dad always hands out healthy snacks on Halloween, like soy nuts, rice cakes, and prunes. If he tries to ''make'' the treats himself, his CordonBleughChef traits show up, such as making homemade Rice Krispe Treats out of ''actual rice.'' As a result, his house sometimes gets vandalized.



* KarmaHoudini: Dr. Cesspool in Nate's comic strips. Despite him constantly making major mistakes in his surgeries, he manages to keep his job. He's mentioned that he's cost the hospital where he works millions in lawsuits. At times he's even forgot what the ''heart'' is called. Once, Dr, Cesspool ''was'' fired, but he was rehired after saving a man's life in a restaurant.

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* KarmaHoudini: Dr. Cesspool in Nate's comic strips. Despite him constantly making major mistakes in his surgeries, he manages to keep his job. He's mentioned that he's cost the hospital where he works millions in lawsuits. At times he's even forgot what the ''heart'' is called. called ("Nurse, what is that big red pulsing thing called?"). Once, Dr, Cesspool ''was'' fired, but he was rehired after saving a man's life man from choking in a restaurant.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: A recurring joke is Nate is working on a comic strip, then decides to make a change in the strip, which shows up in the actual comic. (Example: Nate is drawing, then decides to make the lines thicker, which thickens the lines of the actual strip.)

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: A recurring An occasional joke is Nate is working on a comic strip, then decides to make a change in the strip, which shows up in the actual comic. (Example: Nate is drawing, then decides to make the lines thicker, which thickens the lines of the actual strip.)


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* LethalChef: Nate's dad is a ''terrible'' chef, making vegetable stew that includes unrecognizable vegetables, seems to burn dinner on a regular basis, and is the butt of many jokes about his cooking.
-->'''Nate's Dad''': (''regarding his cooking'') ''That'll'' put hair on your chest!
-->'''Ellen''': Eww...
-->'''Nate''': [[LiteralMinded Dad's meals do tend to have those sort of bizarre side effects.]]
14th Jun '17 12:11:55 PM kklove689
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* AllCrimesAreEqual: P. S. 38 doesn't seem to have any form of punishment under detentions, so very minor things like being late to class and forgetting your homework at home result in detention. Francis has apparently only gotten detention once, for yelling at Nate in class. It's a wonder that there are any students out there who haven't gotten detention.



* AnimeHair: Take a look at Nate's hair.

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* AnimeHair: AnimeHair / SpikyHair: Take a look at Nate's hair.



* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: "Francis, ''please!'' "Cheat" is such an ugly word!"



* DisproportionateRetribution: P. S. 38 doesn't seem to have any form of punishment under detentions, so very minor things like being late to class and forgetting your homework at home result in detention. Francis has apparently only gotten detention once, for yelling at Nate in class. It's a wonder that there are any students out there who haven't gotten detention.



-->'''Nate''': ...having a stroke?

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-->'''Nate''': ...-->'''Nate''': [[BreadEggsMilkSquick ...having a stroke?stroke?]]



* SpikyHair: Nate. See AnimeHair above.



-->'''Nate''': Well, that's a ''little'' harsh...

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-->'''Nate''': [[BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord Well, that's a ''little'' little harsh...]]



** He did once get Jenny to go with him to a dance... only for him to find his ex, Angie, crying. He spent the dance trying to cheer her up and helped her with the fight she and her current boyfriend were having, but Jenny hated that he spent all of the dance talking to another girl and hated him even more.

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** He did once get Jenny to go with him to a dance... only for him to find his ex, Angie, crying. He spent the dance trying to cheer her up and helped her with the fight she and her current boyfriend were having, but Jenny hated was mad that he spent all of the dance talking to another girl and hated him even more.



* WhyCantIHateYou: Although Artur dates Jenny, Nate finds it hard to hate him because Artur is such a nice person. Of course, this doesn't mean Nate can't find other reasons to hate Artur.

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* WhyCantIHateYou: Although Artur dates Jenny, is better than Nate at almost everything, and nearly always beats him to the punch, Nate finds it hard to hate him Artur because Artur is he's such a nice person. Of course, this doesn't mean Nate can't find other reasons to hate Artur.person.
7th Jun '17 3:55:31 PM kklove689
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** Gina is this to Francis. Despite Francis' great scores, Gina manages to do better than him and gloat about it. In one arc, Nate was counting on Francis to outscore Gina by 12 points on their final test, which would mean Francis would win the Outstanding Scholar medal instead of Gina. He outscored her by 11 points, and Gina said that she ''let'' him do that, saying, "I thought it would be fun to make you clowns think you had a ''chance'' to take my medal!"

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** Gina is this to Francis. Despite Francis' great scores, Gina manages to do better than him and gloat about it. In one arc, Nate was counting on Francis to outscore Gina by 12 points on their final test, which would mean Francis would win the Outstanding Scholar medal instead of Gina. He outscored her by 11 points, and Gina said that she ''let'' him do that, saying, [[{{Jerkass}} "I thought it would be fun to make you clowns think you had a ''chance'' to take my medal!"medal!"]]



-->'''Nate''': Jefferson reminds me of Jefferson Airplane! What was one of their biggest hits? "White Rabbit"! Bugs Bunny is a rabbit. He eats carrots, which are orange. What rhymes with orange? Nothing! What's the numerical equivalent of nothing? Zero! When the temperature is zero, it's cold. What do people say when it's cold? Brr! Thomas Jefferson's first vice president was... Aaron Burr!

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-->'''Nate''': Jefferson reminds me of Jefferson Airplane! What was one of their biggest hits? "White Rabbit"! Bugs Bunny is a rabbit. He eats carrots, which What does Bugs Bunny eat? Carrots! What color are orange. carrots? Orange! What rhymes with orange? Nothing! What's the numerical equivalent of nothing? Zero! When the temperature is zero, it's cold. What do people say when it's cold? Brr! Thomas Jefferson's first vice president was... Aaron Burr!



* GottaHaveItGonnaStealIt: While put in charge of the store temporarily while Gordie took a break, Nate witnessed Randy slip a comic into his jacket and leave the store. To stop him, Nate tackled Randy as Gordie was coming back and exposed that he had stolen a comic. It was [[RealMenWearPink a girl's comic]], and Randy said that he was going to get it for his cousin's birthday. Nate seemed very smug that he had caught Randy.



* HalfwayPlotSwitch: Some arcs travel into this. For example, there was one arc where Nate's Femme Fatality comic book was taken away by his dad, and Nate goes to Klassic Komics to complain to Gordie. Gordie (who had previously broken up with Ellen in a comic strip before) hints that he still likes Ellen. This leads to her and Gordie starting to go out again.

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* HalfwayPlotSwitch: Some arcs travel into this. For example, there was one arc where Nate's Femme Fatality comic book was taken away by his dad, and Nate goes to Klassic Komics to complain to Gordie. Gordie (who had previously broken up with Ellen in a comic strip before) previously) hints that he still likes Ellen. This leads to her and Gordie starting to go out again.



** Nate also has a record of eating the most Cheez Doodles. This was never alluded to except once, and it was never brought up again.



-->'''Francis''': Stalking her.

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-->'''Francis''': [[BreadEggsMilkSquick Stalking her.]]



* TakeThat: Some strips, against certain aspects of school. For example, there have been bashes against bullying (and teachers' obliviousness to it), the amount of homework students get assigned, and others.
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