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22nd Dec '16 1:59:45 PM ironballs16
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** One of these examples is "Chaos", who originally wanted to be known as "[[MeaningfulName Box]]", but settled for "[[GreekyMythology Pandora]]" when the former proved too obscure for people to get the reference.

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** One of these examples is "Chaos", who originally wanted to be known as "[[MeaningfulName Box]]", but settled for "[[GreekyMythology "[[GreekMythology Pandora]]" when the former proved too obscure for people to get the reference.
22nd Dec '16 1:59:22 PM ironballs16
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** One of these examples is "Chaos", who originally wanted to be known as "[[MeaningfulName Box]]", but settled for "[[GreekyMythology Pandora]]" when the former proved too obscure for people to get the reference.
19th Dec '16 1:44:12 AM Cronosonic
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* CerebusSyndrome: The Painted Black arc was the turning point. WordOfGod states that he is going to attempt to undo/turn this down in upcoming arcs. Ironically, the "Bringing Silly Back" mega-arc is (self-admittedly) more serious in some ways than previous arcs.

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* CerebusSyndrome: The Painted Black arc was the turning point. WordOfGod states that he is going to attempt to undo/turn this down in upcoming arcs. Ironically, the "Bringing Silly Back" mega-arc is (self-admittedly) more serious in some ways than previous arcs. That being said, the story has never reached the heights of seriousness of Painted Black, even the antagonists have delved into absurdity and humor and generally have sympathetic aspects, unlike Damien. The obvious authorial intent is more mature storylines in substance rather than just being edgy.
18th Dec '16 7:52:24 AM Malady
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* BlandNameProduct: A "Swedekea" store. "Salty Crackers Comics" counts too; there's a regional comics chain around UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} called "Graham Crackers". There's also the [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=914 American Cake]] movie, a reference to the movie Film/AmericanPie, but with the plot of Film/TheBradyBunchMovie.
11th Dec '16 11:46:48 AM Malady
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* DramaticStuttering: Tony [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-05-21 stutters his name]] when confronted with Grace in Tedd's form without Tedd's glasses to hide Tedd's feminine eyes.
* DramaticThunder: Happens whenever Nanase's mother says something emphatic. Played seriously the first time, and then for laughs in one of the Q&A comics.



* DramaticThunder: Happens whenever Nanase's mother says something emphatic. Played seriously the first time, and then for laughs in one of the Q&A comics.
18th Sep '16 3:28:04 PM TheStray
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* CreatingLife: PlayedForLaughs -- "[[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?arcid=3 Our goo kinda came to life...]]," but later revealed to be [[spoiler:a monster sent on purpose from an AlternateUniverse]]. Also, [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-02-24 in a filler strip]] ''soap bubbles'' came to life as {{Pacman}}-like critters... and promptly attacked Tedd.

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* CreatingLife: PlayedForLaughs -- "[[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?arcid=3 php?id=8 Our goo kinda came to life...]]," but later revealed to be [[spoiler:a monster sent on purpose from an AlternateUniverse]]. Also, [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-02-24 in a filler strip]] ''soap bubbles'' came to life as {{Pacman}}-like critters... and promptly attacked Tedd.
5th Sep '16 8:27:52 AM CritterKeeper
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** It was never really a problem for Ellen, who only had to shoot a couple beams every morning (and maybe after school just to be safe) and has already passed her PowerIncontinence phase. Elliot has to transform every six hours and isn't done yet.

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** It was never really a problem for Ellen, who only had to shoot a couple beams every morning (and maybe after school just to be safe) and has already passed her PowerIncontinence phase. Elliot has to transform every six hours and isn't done yet.[[spoiler:although he might be [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2184 over that now]]...]]
14th Aug '16 9:10:43 PM billybobfred
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Ellen's creation was eventually revealed as completely avoidable twice over; first when it's revealed that Tedd has a device that can gauge the end result of a transformation beam (the whole thing started when he claimed to zap himself to test the beam because he ''doesn't'' have such a device and the safety for the gun got stuck) and just likes to turn himself into the girl. The second is when Tedd's father reveals that when he turned from his business trip, he would've brought more than enough parts with him to repair the transformation gun, meaning that Elliot would've only been stuck as a girl for two days instead of a month (he left a note on the fridge explaining this, but the message never got across because of his [[TheIllegible "ink blot handwriting."]])

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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot:
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Ellen's creation was eventually revealed as completely avoidable twice over; first when it's revealed that Tedd has a device that can gauge the end result of a transformation beam (the whole thing started when he claimed to zap himself to test the beam because he ''doesn't'' have such a device and the safety for the gun got stuck) and just likes to turn himself into the girl. The second is when Tedd's father reveals that when he turned from his business trip, he would've brought more than enough parts with him to repair the transformation gun, meaning that Elliot would've only been stuck as a girl for two days instead of a month (he left a note on the fridge explaining this, but the message never got across because of his [[TheIllegible "ink blot handwriting."]])"]])
** Tara suspected Elliot of hiding Andrea because an immortal told her so, and she's from an alternate universe where immortals CannotTellALie. However, that's not true in ''this'' universe, which Andrea had actually told her earlier. Elliot and Nanase are not amused to learn this.
12th Aug '16 8:24:58 AM cdrood
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** Pretty much most of the regular cast. They're all pretty much very nice people, but each has a BerzerkButton or two that when pressed can unleash the beast. Elliot, Ellen, and Nanase are among the most powerful and protective of others.
10th Aug '16 8:31:34 PM Landis
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* ExactWords: Immortals in Moperville's universal neighborhood are forbidden (by some unexplained contract or compact with humans) from doing much more than "guiding and empowering." However, as the comic progresses, it quickly becomes clear that "[[AmplifierArtifact empowering]]" and "[[MindControl guiding]]" have loopholes big enough to drive a truck through. Loopholes which many immortals use with giddy abandon to achieve ends ranging from "vampire extermination" to "make me not bored."
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