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[[caption-width-right:220:Made you laugh? [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/newborns-suck/ Well that's just the first panel.]]]]
''(For other uses of the term "Bug", [[Main/{{Bug}} click here]])''

''[[http://www.bugcomic.com Bug]]'' is a gag-per-day humorous webcomic written by Adam Huber, started on October 19, 2009. Bug features caricatures of cockroaches as its characters and uses those character to poke fun at a wide array of subjects. The comic touches on a wide variety of comedic material, with little pattern as to what Huber will lampoon. The comics themselves rarely have a set punchline, often instead having a joke in each panel, thus providing [[RapidFireComedy multiple laughs per strip.]] (See [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/pizza-delivery/ "Pizza Delivery"]] for a good example).

Update: Every weekday at midnight sharp.

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!!Tropes used by this webcomic:

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/everybody-wants-to-rule-the-world/ This comic]] gives that page its picture.
* AdultsAreUseless: Instead they [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/gamblin-guardians/ gamble on your every move]].
* AIIsACrapshoot:
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/technolove/ And abusive.]]
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/2010-preview-pt-2/ And it will judge you for the porn you look at.]]
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/website-woes/ And will call you a failure at life.]]
* AllMenArePerverts / AllWomenAreLustful: When it comes to space travel, all anyone cares about is [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/sky-rockets-in-flight/ whether the astronauts have sex in space.]]
* AmnesiaDanger: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/amnesia/ Subverted.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/dating/ Things you should never say when you're on a date with a girl:]]
--->You look just like my ex-girlfriend, except you're fatter and not as pretty.
--->What's up with your outfit? It's like you were dressed by deranged gypsies.
--->I like comic books.
** Also the magazines bug receives subscription offers for [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/killjoy/ after he kills someone]].
--->No, I do NOT want to subscribe to "Murderer Monthly", "Killin' Quarterly", or "Maxim".
* ArtEvolution: Bugs became noticeably thinner, and their eyes are now much more expressive and less like blank white dots. [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/ignorance-was-bliss/ The Bug makes a comparison]].
* BatmanGambit: A young bug used to instigate his friends into risky behavior [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/risky-business/ so he could live vicariously through them]].
* BlackComedy: Done oh so well [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/terminal-illness here]] and [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/killjoy/ here]].
* BlatantLies: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/skipping-isnt-gay/ Skipping isn't gay.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/crummy-gift/ "A time machine is the worst gift you could receive."]]
* BrainBleach: "Hm... maybe I can destroy this memory [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/nudist-camps/ by drinking turpentine.]]"
* BreadEggsMilkSquick:
** Thing's the bug would like to do before he dies: use a pun while beating up a bad guy, [[SaturdayNightLive be a contestant of Jeopardy and give immature answers]], and [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/bucket-list/ visit/attack France]].
** When considering the consequences of killing someone, the bug considers the obvious worst one [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/killjoy/ last]].
* BuriedAlive: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/old-age/ A sign you may be getting older.]] (A rare case where it's PlayedForLaughs.)
* CassandraTruth: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-2/ "Son, there's no such thing as zombies..."]]
* ChildHater: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/newborns-suck/ Bug seems to be one]], though he may be just [[BrutalHonesty brutally honest]]. Of course, [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/website-woes/ he is more than willing to trade a child for a working web server]].
* CoolChair: The lack of one is the reason [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/chair-of-doom/ the bug could never be a super villain.]]
* CursedWithAwesome:
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/hands-free/ Getting your hands cut off]] can be more [[IncrediblyLamePun handy]] than you think.
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/short-guys-pros/ Being short]] has no [[IncrediblyLamePun shortage]] of advantages.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Many are displayed in [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/execute/ Discontinued Methods of Execution]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: Bug loves this trope.
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/have-you-ever/ "Stupid slow driver. Hope you get cancer."]]
** "God? Billy called me: "booger breath" today. [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/prayer-etiquette/ Please give him cancer]]."
** This would also happen if [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/magneto-me/ the bug were Magneto.]]
** "Wow. I never thought an argument about wheat thins [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/killjoy/ would end like this]]."
* DressCode: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/dress-code/ Variations on casual friday.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/website-woes/ By his website going down.]]
* EmoTeen: Even worse when they become a [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-4/ zombie.]]
* EnhanceButton: Lampshaded [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/secret-agent-man/ here]].
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Invoked [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/action-movies/ here.]]
-->"Stupid kitten!"
* ExtremeOmniGoat: Though the goat doesn't eat anything, goats' propensity for eating anything is used in [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/office-odors/ this comic]].
* FallingInLoveMontage: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/love-lessons/ Deconstructed.]]
* FanHater: In-Universe example. The bug's [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas Grinch]] persona [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/for-the-haters/ is one]].
* FiveStagesOfGrief: Inverted in [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/ode-to-joy/ "The Five Stages of Joy"]].
* GenghisGambit: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/peacemaker/ What the UN should be doing]].
* {{GIFT}}: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/buy-for-an-eye/ Much popular than]] [[EyeScream gouging one's eyes out.]]
* GoodAngelBadAngel: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/need-vs-want/ Want vs. need.]]
* GoodFlawsBadFlaws: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/interesting-characters/ Is it possible to have indifferent flaws?]]
* GratuitousFrench: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/hands-free/ Au contraire!]]
* GrowingUpSucks:
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]; [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/adulthood-childhood/ adulthood isn't all that different from childhood.]]
** Yet played straight in [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/path-to-adulthood/ "How to become an adult in three easy steps"]].
* GunsAkimbo: Invoked [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/action-movies/ here.]]
-->"Ack! What amazing peripheral vision!"
* HitlerAteSugar: Parodied [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/world-flame-war-ii/ here]].
* HulkSpeak: A prominent feature in Zombie Week.
--> [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-2/ "Zombie smash cheap aluminum siding!"]]
--> [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-2/ "Zombie give compliments to chef."]]
--> [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-4/ "Zombie gonna bring the pain!"]]
--> [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-4/ "Zombie think you guys are jerks."]]
--> [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-4/ "Zombie really identify with characters in "Twilight".]]
--> [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/pirate-week-5/ "Zombies have song and dance number planned for finale..."]]
* HumbleHero: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/sexual-harassment/ "You didn't buy any condoms?" "I didn't want to appear presumptuous."]]
* HypocriticalHumor
--> '''Man in a wheelchair''': "[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/coolness/ Move it, cripple.]]"
--> "[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/pet-peeves/ The only pet peeve I have is people with pet peeves.]]"
* IGotARock: A newborn, a detonator, or a pencil; [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/halloween-part-1/ take your pick]]
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: The probable reason people who receive just the right amount of tanning are [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/how-tan-are-you/ never happy with their tan]].
* InsaneTrollLogic: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/comacise/ How Bug plans to get thin.]]
* IronicNurseryRhyme: Discussed [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/malicious-melodies/ here]]
* IWantMyJetPack: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/dear-technology/ Justifiably subverted]].
* InsistentTerminology: "We prefer to be called: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/stupid-criminals/ "criminally challenged]]."
* InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: "[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/brief-round/ I can go no further.]]"
* ItsAWonderfulPlot: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/irrational-fears/ One of the bug's irrational fears.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/thoughtless-jerk/ Reconstructed.]]
* JumpingOnAGrenade: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/alls-fair-in-love-and-grenades/ A proof of love, as long as it's not you doing it.]]
* JumpingTheShark: In-Universe. [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/jumping-the-shark/ Signs your life has jumped the shark...]]
* JurisdictionFriction: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/secret-agent-man/ Played for laughs.]]
* KillItWithFire: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/bucket-list/ Sacre bleu!]]
* LastStand: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/scarface/ Deconstructed.]]
* LikeBrotherAndSister: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/love-sentences/ Turns out guys don't like hearing that.]]
* LikeYouWereDying: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/even-steven/ Examined]]
* LogicBomb: Turns out a logic bomb won't save you during [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/robot-holocaust/ a robot apocalypse.]]
* LoveMartyr: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/love-lessons/ Deconstructed.]]
* MadeOfExplodium: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/action-movies/ One action movie cliché the author could do without.]]
* MediumAwareness:
** "[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/motorcycle-safety/ The narrator is really souring me to this experience.]]"
** "I really wish I could give you my kidney." "No you don't. Dude, [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/gift-of-life/ I can read your narration up there.]]"
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/seduced-by-mister-e/ "Alright, who's writing these!?"]]
* MetaGuy: "[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/office-odors/ Whose talking goat is this?]]"
* MetaphorIsMyMiddleName: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/risky-business/ "My middle name is "cautionary discretion".]]
* MurderSuicide: Played for laughs when the bug [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/website-woes/ exacts revenge on his web server]] by doing this.
* {{Mutants}}: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/lousy-lineage-3/ Deconstructed.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/thats-piano-i-said-piani/ GASP! It's Kill 'Em All McGraw!]]
* NeverLiveItDown: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/tv-me/ In-universe example.]]
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Discussed; the bug thinks [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/dead-honest/ it's time we start speaking ill of the dead.]]
* NoAccountingForTaste: The [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/types-of-relationships/ "Beyond Thunderdome"]] type of relationship.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/barking-up-the-wrong-tree/ here]].
* OnOneCondition: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/inheritance/ Deconstructed.]]
* OurZombiesAreDifferent:
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-1/ They are Thanksgiving zombies.]]
** Apparently zombies can be created by voodoo, science, or [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-3/ watching a full episode of]] ''TwoAndAHalfMen''.
* PercussiveMaintenance: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/website-woes/ [=*tap tap*=] "There. That do anything on your end?"]] "[[SubvertedTrope No.]]"
* PrayerOfMalice: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/prayer-etiquette/ This comic]] is supposedly a message from {{God}}, asking people to stop doing this.
* PressGanged: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/shanghai-surprise/ This comic]] discusses reasons not to worry about it.
* RapidFireComedy: Not used as frequently in the earlier comics, but the later comics tend to feature a joke in each panel.
* RedBaron: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/risky-business/ Subverted.]]
-->[[MetaphorIsMyMiddleName My middle name is "danger"!]]
-->My middle name is "cautionary discretion".
* RousingSpeech: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/playing-the-percentages/ Kinda.]]
* RuleOfThree: The latter comics tend to have one panel of set-up, followed by three more panels, each with a mini joke within them. "[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/random-thoughts/ Random Thoughts]]" is a good example of this trope in action.
* SadistTeacher: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/halloween-part-1/ "I hate happiness."]] [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/halloween-part-2/ She gets her comeuppance, though.]]
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong:
** Actually, [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/crummy-gift/ you risk doing just the opposite.]]
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/breaking-up/ This is also one way to end a relationship.]]
* SillyRabbitRomanceIsForKids: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/soulmate/ The bug believes in this trope.]]
* SirVerbaLot: In one strip, one character responds to hearing the baby crying with the line "Hark. Sir Poops-a-lot requests an audience."
* SittingSexyOnAPiano: Spoofed in [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/piano-lesson/ "Piano Lesson"]].
* {{Slapstick}}: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/falling-down/ Examined;]] the more you know the victim, the funnier it is.
* SmokeOut: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/breaking-up/ One way to end a relationship.]]
* StockAesops: The reason the bug could never exist in a television show [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/attitudes-on-platitudes/ with corny platitudes.]]
* [[SubvertedKidsShow Subverted Kids Book]]: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/childrens-books/ Children's books for children you don't like...]]
* TakeOverTheWorld: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/everybody-wants-to-rule-the-world/ Deconstructed.]]
* TakeThat: The bug seams to [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/protesting/ really]] [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/bug-theaters/ dislike]] Creator/MichaelBay.
** Also, watching a full episode of ''TwoAndAHalfMen'' [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-3/ can turn you into a zombie]].
** Possibly another one [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/doing-away-with-d-bags/ here]]
** One on ThinkOfTheChildren, exampled by the [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/think-of-the-children/ second panel]].
* ThanksForTheMammary: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/sexual-harassment/ "Must you hold my breasts when we talk?" "Must you tempt me with your grabbable boobs?"]]
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill:
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/bathroom-blitzkrieg/ The way the bug wishes he could clean his bathroom.]]
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/i-hate-church/ Also what a younger the bug wished would happen to his church.]]
---> "What are you drawing, my son?"
---> "Our church being destroyed by three Franchise/{{Godzilla}}s."
* ThirdPersonPerson: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/witness-relocation-program/]]
--> "Funky don't lay low... [[LampshadeHanging nor does Funky speak in first person]]."
* UnflinchingWalk: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/action-movies/ Another action movie cliché the author could do without.]]
* UranusIsShowing: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/aliens/ "I claim this planet for Urunas." "ugh... hehe, anus..."]]
* WackyMarriageProposal: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/marriage-proposals/ Less popular methods of proposing marriage...]]
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/love-lessons/ Deconstructed.]]
** The reason they want to hunt [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/hunting-annoying-things/ women's love for jerks]].
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: The reason we need the [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/stupid-baby-name-police/ stupid baby name police]].
* ZombieGait: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-4/ "Quick! Everyone]] '''[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-4/ saunter]]''' [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-4/ away!"]]
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[[caption-width-right:220:Made you laugh? [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/newborns-suck/ Well that's just the first panel.]]]]
''(For other uses of the term "Bug", [[Main/{{Bug}} click here]])''

''[[http://www.bugcomic.com Bug]]'' is a gag-per-day humorous webcomic written by Adam Huber, started on October 19, 2009. Bug features caricatures of cockroaches as its characters and uses those character to poke fun at a wide array of subjects. The comic touches on a wide variety of comedic material, with little pattern as to what Huber will lampoon. The comics themselves rarely have a set punchline, often instead having a joke in each panel, thus providing [[RapidFireComedy multiple laughs per strip.]] (See [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/pizza-delivery/ "Pizza Delivery"]] for a good example).

Update: Every weekday at midnight sharp.

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!!Tropes used by this webcomic:

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/everybody-wants-to-rule-the-world/ This comic]] gives that page its picture.
* AdultsAreUseless: Instead they [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/gamblin-guardians/ gamble on your every move]].
* AIIsACrapshoot:
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/technolove/ And abusive.]]
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/2010-preview-pt-2/ And it will judge you for the porn you look at.]]
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/website-woes/ And will call you a failure at life.]]
* AllMenArePerverts / AllWomenAreLustful: When it comes to space travel, all anyone cares about is [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/sky-rockets-in-flight/ whether the astronauts have sex in space.]]
* AmnesiaDanger: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/amnesia/ Subverted.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/dating/ Things you should never say when you're on a date with a girl:]]
--->You look just like my ex-girlfriend, except you're fatter and not as pretty.
--->What's up with your outfit? It's like you were dressed by deranged gypsies.
--->I like comic books.
** Also the magazines bug receives subscription offers for [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/killjoy/ after he kills someone]].
--->No, I do NOT want to subscribe to "Murderer Monthly", "Killin' Quarterly", or "Maxim".
* ArtEvolution: Bugs became noticeably thinner, and their eyes are now much more expressive and less like blank white dots. [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/ignorance-was-bliss/ The Bug makes a comparison]].
* BatmanGambit: A young bug used to instigate his friends into risky behavior [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/risky-business/ so he could live vicariously through them]].
* BlackComedy: Done oh so well [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/terminal-illness here]] and [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/killjoy/ here]].
* BlatantLies: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/skipping-isnt-gay/ Skipping isn't gay.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/crummy-gift/ "A time machine is the worst gift you could receive."]]
* BrainBleach: "Hm... maybe I can destroy this memory [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/nudist-camps/ by drinking turpentine.]]"
* BreadEggsMilkSquick:
** Thing's the bug would like to do before he dies: use a pun while beating up a bad guy, [[SaturdayNightLive be a contestant of Jeopardy and give immature answers]], and [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/bucket-list/ visit/attack France]].
** When considering the consequences of killing someone, the bug considers the obvious worst one [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/killjoy/ last]].
* BuriedAlive: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/old-age/ A sign you may be getting older.]] (A rare case where it's PlayedForLaughs.)
* CassandraTruth: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-2/ "Son, there's no such thing as zombies..."]]
* ChildHater: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/newborns-suck/ Bug seems to be one]], though he may be just [[BrutalHonesty brutally honest]]. Of course, [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/website-woes/ he is more than willing to trade a child for a working web server]].
* CoolChair: The lack of one is the reason [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/chair-of-doom/ the bug could never be a super villain.]]
* CursedWithAwesome:
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/hands-free/ Getting your hands cut off]] can be more [[IncrediblyLamePun handy]] than you think.
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/short-guys-pros/ Being short]] has no [[IncrediblyLamePun shortage]] of advantages.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Many are displayed in [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/execute/ Discontinued Methods of Execution]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: Bug loves this trope.
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/have-you-ever/ "Stupid slow driver. Hope you get cancer."]]
** "God? Billy called me: "booger breath" today. [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/prayer-etiquette/ Please give him cancer]]."
** This would also happen if [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/magneto-me/ the bug were Magneto.]]
** "Wow. I never thought an argument about wheat thins [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/killjoy/ would end like this]]."
* DressCode: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/dress-code/ Variations on casual friday.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/website-woes/ By his website going down.]]
* EmoTeen: Even worse when they become a [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-4/ zombie.]]
* EnhanceButton: Lampshaded [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/secret-agent-man/ here]].
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Invoked [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/action-movies/ here.]]
-->"Stupid kitten!"
* ExtremeOmniGoat: Though the goat doesn't eat anything, goats' propensity for eating anything is used in [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/office-odors/ this comic]].
* FallingInLoveMontage: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/love-lessons/ Deconstructed.]]
* FanHater: In-Universe example. The bug's [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas Grinch]] persona [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/for-the-haters/ is one]].
* FiveStagesOfGrief: Inverted in [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/ode-to-joy/ "The Five Stages of Joy"]].
* GenghisGambit: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/peacemaker/ What the UN should be doing]].
* {{GIFT}}: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/buy-for-an-eye/ Much popular than]] [[EyeScream gouging one's eyes out.]]
* GoodAngelBadAngel: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/need-vs-want/ Want vs. need.]]
* GoodFlawsBadFlaws: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/interesting-characters/ Is it possible to have indifferent flaws?]]
* GratuitousFrench: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/hands-free/ Au contraire!]]
* GrowingUpSucks:
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]; [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/adulthood-childhood/ adulthood isn't all that different from childhood.]]
** Yet played straight in [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/path-to-adulthood/ "How to become an adult in three easy steps"]].
* GunsAkimbo: Invoked [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/action-movies/ here.]]
-->"Ack! What amazing peripheral vision!"
* HitlerAteSugar: Parodied [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/world-flame-war-ii/ here]].
* HulkSpeak: A prominent feature in Zombie Week.
--> [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-2/ "Zombie smash cheap aluminum siding!"]]
--> [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-2/ "Zombie give compliments to chef."]]
--> [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-4/ "Zombie gonna bring the pain!"]]
--> [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-4/ "Zombie think you guys are jerks."]]
--> [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-4/ "Zombie really identify with characters in "Twilight".]]
--> [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/pirate-week-5/ "Zombies have song and dance number planned for finale..."]]
* HumbleHero: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/sexual-harassment/ "You didn't buy any condoms?" "I didn't want to appear presumptuous."]]
* HypocriticalHumor
--> '''Man in a wheelchair''': "[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/coolness/ Move it, cripple.]]"
--> "[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/pet-peeves/ The only pet peeve I have is people with pet peeves.]]"
* IGotARock: A newborn, a detonator, or a pencil; [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/halloween-part-1/ take your pick]]
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: The probable reason people who receive just the right amount of tanning are [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/how-tan-are-you/ never happy with their tan]].
* InsaneTrollLogic: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/comacise/ How Bug plans to get thin.]]
* IronicNurseryRhyme: Discussed [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/malicious-melodies/ here]]
* IWantMyJetPack: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/dear-technology/ Justifiably subverted]].
* InsistentTerminology: "We prefer to be called: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/stupid-criminals/ "criminally challenged]]."
* InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: "[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/brief-round/ I can go no further.]]"
* ItsAWonderfulPlot: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/irrational-fears/ One of the bug's irrational fears.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/thoughtless-jerk/ Reconstructed.]]
* JumpingOnAGrenade: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/alls-fair-in-love-and-grenades/ A proof of love, as long as it's not you doing it.]]
* JumpingTheShark: In-Universe. [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/jumping-the-shark/ Signs your life has jumped the shark...]]
* JurisdictionFriction: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/secret-agent-man/ Played for laughs.]]
* KillItWithFire: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/bucket-list/ Sacre bleu!]]
* LastStand: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/scarface/ Deconstructed.]]
* LikeBrotherAndSister: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/love-sentences/ Turns out guys don't like hearing that.]]
* LikeYouWereDying: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/even-steven/ Examined]]
* LogicBomb: Turns out a logic bomb won't save you during [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/robot-holocaust/ a robot apocalypse.]]
* LoveMartyr: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/love-lessons/ Deconstructed.]]
* MadeOfExplodium: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/action-movies/ One action movie cliché the author could do without.]]
* MediumAwareness:
** "[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/motorcycle-safety/ The narrator is really souring me to this experience.]]"
** "I really wish I could give you my kidney." "No you don't. Dude, [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/gift-of-life/ I can read your narration up there.]]"
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/seduced-by-mister-e/ "Alright, who's writing these!?"]]
* MetaGuy: "[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/office-odors/ Whose talking goat is this?]]"
* MetaphorIsMyMiddleName: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/risky-business/ "My middle name is "cautionary discretion".]]
* MurderSuicide: Played for laughs when the bug [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/website-woes/ exacts revenge on his web server]] by doing this.
* {{Mutants}}: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/lousy-lineage-3/ Deconstructed.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/thats-piano-i-said-piani/ GASP! It's Kill 'Em All McGraw!]]
* NeverLiveItDown: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/tv-me/ In-universe example.]]
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Discussed; the bug thinks [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/dead-honest/ it's time we start speaking ill of the dead.]]
* NoAccountingForTaste: The [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/types-of-relationships/ "Beyond Thunderdome"]] type of relationship.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/barking-up-the-wrong-tree/ here]].
* OnOneCondition: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/inheritance/ Deconstructed.]]
* OurZombiesAreDifferent:
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-1/ They are Thanksgiving zombies.]]
** Apparently zombies can be created by voodoo, science, or [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-3/ watching a full episode of]] ''TwoAndAHalfMen''.
* PercussiveMaintenance: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/website-woes/ [=*tap tap*=] "There. That do anything on your end?"]] "[[SubvertedTrope No.]]"
* PrayerOfMalice: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/prayer-etiquette/ This comic]] is supposedly a message from {{God}}, asking people to stop doing this.
* PressGanged: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/shanghai-surprise/ This comic]] discusses reasons not to worry about it.
* RapidFireComedy: Not used as frequently in the earlier comics, but the later comics tend to feature a joke in each panel.
* RedBaron: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/risky-business/ Subverted.]]
-->[[MetaphorIsMyMiddleName My middle name is "danger"!]]
-->My middle name is "cautionary discretion".
* RousingSpeech: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/playing-the-percentages/ Kinda.]]
* RuleOfThree: The latter comics tend to have one panel of set-up, followed by three more panels, each with a mini joke within them. "[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/random-thoughts/ Random Thoughts]]" is a good example of this trope in action.
* SadistTeacher: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/halloween-part-1/ "I hate happiness."]] [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/halloween-part-2/ She gets her comeuppance, though.]]
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong:
** Actually, [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/crummy-gift/ you risk doing just the opposite.]]
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/breaking-up/ This is also one way to end a relationship.]]
* SillyRabbitRomanceIsForKids: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/soulmate/ The bug believes in this trope.]]
* SirVerbaLot: In one strip, one character responds to hearing the baby crying with the line "Hark. Sir Poops-a-lot requests an audience."
* SittingSexyOnAPiano: Spoofed in [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/piano-lesson/ "Piano Lesson"]].
* {{Slapstick}}: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/falling-down/ Examined;]] the more you know the victim, the funnier it is.
* SmokeOut: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/breaking-up/ One way to end a relationship.]]
* StockAesops: The reason the bug could never exist in a television show [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/attitudes-on-platitudes/ with corny platitudes.]]
* [[SubvertedKidsShow Subverted Kids Book]]: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/childrens-books/ Children's books for children you don't like...]]
* TakeOverTheWorld: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/everybody-wants-to-rule-the-world/ Deconstructed.]]
* TakeThat: The bug seams to [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/protesting/ really]] [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/bug-theaters/ dislike]] Creator/MichaelBay.
** Also, watching a full episode of ''TwoAndAHalfMen'' [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-3/ can turn you into a zombie]].
** Possibly another one [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/doing-away-with-d-bags/ here]]
** One on ThinkOfTheChildren, exampled by the [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/think-of-the-children/ second panel]].
* ThanksForTheMammary: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/sexual-harassment/ "Must you hold my breasts when we talk?" "Must you tempt me with your grabbable boobs?"]]
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill:
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/bathroom-blitzkrieg/ The way the bug wishes he could clean his bathroom.]]
** [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/i-hate-church/ Also what a younger the bug wished would happen to his church.]]
---> "What are you drawing, my son?"
---> "Our church being destroyed by three Franchise/{{Godzilla}}s."
* ThirdPersonPerson: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/witness-relocation-program/]]
--> "Funky don't lay low... [[LampshadeHanging nor does Funky speak in first person]]."
* UnflinchingWalk: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/action-movies/ Another action movie cliché the author could do without.]]
* UranusIsShowing: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/aliens/ "I claim this planet for Urunas." "ugh... hehe, anus..."]]
* WackyMarriageProposal: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/marriage-proposals/ Less popular methods of proposing marriage...]]
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/love-lessons/ Deconstructed.]]
** The reason they want to hunt [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/hunting-annoying-things/ women's love for jerks]].
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: The reason we need the [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/stupid-baby-name-police/ stupid baby name police]].
* ZombieGait: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-4/ "Quick! Everyone]] '''[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-4/ saunter]]''' [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/zombie-week-4/ away!"]]
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2nd May '13 11:09:28 PM draeroz88
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** One on ThinkOfTheChildren, exampled by the [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/think-of-the-children/ second panel]].
17th Apr '13 1:06:47 PM JIKTV
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* FridgeHorror: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/the-truth-about-birthdays/ "Birthdays just celebrate the fact that you're not dead yet."]]



* NamesToRunAwayFrom: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/thats-piano-i-said-piani/ GASP! It's Kill 'Em All McGraw!]]

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* NamesToRunAwayFrom: NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/thats-piano-i-said-piani/ GASP! It's Kill 'Em All McGraw!]]
26th Mar '13 7:37:13 AM Nocturna
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** Thing's the bug would like to do before he dies: [[IncrediblyLamePun use a pun while beating up a bad guy]], [[SaturdayNightLive be a contestant of Jeopardy and give immature answers]], and [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/bucket-list/ visit/attack France]].

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** Thing's the bug would like to do before he dies: [[IncrediblyLamePun use a pun while beating up a bad guy]], guy, [[SaturdayNightLive be a contestant of Jeopardy and give immature answers]], and [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/bucket-list/ visit/attack France]].



* IncrediblyLamePun: "[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/bucket-list/ Surfs up, pal!]]"
19th Mar '13 2:49:44 PM SeptimusHeap
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* RefugeInVulgarity: "[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/sexual-harassment/ Hey, check it out.]] [[ShockSite 7 girls 5 cups]]."
3rd Jan '13 10:49:22 PM nombretomado
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---> "Our church being destroyed by three {{Godzilla}}s."

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---> "Our church being destroyed by three {{Godzilla}}s.Franchise/{{Godzilla}}s."
21st Nov '12 9:44:42 AM AnimeBadger
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* {{GIFT}}: [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/buy-for-an-eye/ Much popular than]] [[EyeScream gouging one's eyes out.]]
8th Nov '12 8:17:30 PM AnimeBadger
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--> "[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/pet-peeves/ The only pet peeve I have is people with pet peeves.]]"
25th Oct '12 3:59:57 PM AnimeBadger
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* IronicNurseryRhyme: Discussed [[www.bugcomic.com/comics/malicious-melodies/ here]]

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* IronicNurseryRhyme: Discussed [[www.[[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/malicious-melodies/ here]]
25th Oct '12 3:51:49 PM AnimeBadger
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* IronicNurseryRhyme: Discussed [[www.bugcomic.com/comics/malicious-melodies/ here]]
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