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15th Aug '16 4:42:33 AM TomWalpertac2
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* InstantExpert: While stuck in some kind of virtual world, Tessa is rounded up by a truancy officer. She is ordered to wear an interface rig which she does NOT know how to use. The teacher hands her a book which apparently [[http://poisonedminds.com/d/20160813.html contains a download link]].

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* InstantExpert: While stuck in some kind of virtual world, Tessa is rounded up by a truancy officer. She is ordered to wear an interface rig which she does NOT know how to use. The teacher hands her a book which apparently [[http://poisonedminds.com/d/20160813.com/d/20160812.html contains a download link]].
15th Aug '16 4:41:28 AM TomWalpertac2
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* ButterFace: Norman Gates is a male example. He's has the body of a big buff rabbit, but his face--specifically, ''what's left of it''--is described as 'ugly as sin'. It's flat, rather than having a muzzle, his teeth are abnormal for a rabbit, and he keeps his buckteeth insanely long to protect his brittle jaw. [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/comics/Filler20150216.png This comic]] even goes as far as to describe Norman's ugliness as a 'deformity' and insinuates that due to his homliness that he most likely died a virgin. Due to the fact that he's a large [[PettingZooPeople bunnyman]], this can seem like HollywoodHomely (as mentioned in the YMMV section), but on his Patreon page, [[WordOfGod Alan Foreman did a post]] [[https://www.patreon.com/posts/normans-injuries-5077420 detailing just how disfigured Norman is]], including what Normal would have looked like without his injuries.

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* ButterFace: Norman Gates is a male example. He's He has the body of a big buff rabbit, but his face--specifically, ''what's left of it''--is described as 'ugly as sin'. It's flat, rather than having a muzzle, his teeth are abnormal for a rabbit, and he keeps his buckteeth insanely long to protect his brittle jaw. [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/comics/Filler20150216.png This comic]] even goes as so far as to describe Norman's ugliness as a 'deformity' and insinuates that due to his homliness that he most likely died a virgin. Due to the fact that he's a large [[PettingZooPeople bunnyman]], this can seem like HollywoodHomely (as mentioned in the YMMV section), but on his Patreon page, [[WordOfGod Alan Foreman did a post]] [[https://www.patreon.com/posts/normans-injuries-5077420 detailing just how disfigured Norman is]], including what Normal Norman would have looked like without his injuries.


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* InstantExpert: While stuck in some kind of virtual world, Tessa is rounded up by a truancy officer. She is ordered to wear an interface rig which she does NOT know how to use. The teacher hands her a book which apparently [[http://poisonedminds.com/d/20160813.html contains a download link]].


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* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: After [[InstantExpert downloading]] an interface rig operator's manual, [[http://poisonedminds.com/d/20160813.html Tessa declares]] that she [[IKnowKungFu knows Kung Fu]]. For the reader, HilarityEnsues.
4th Aug '16 5:09:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* SleepsWithBothEyesOpen: In one arc it looked like Norman might have OD'ed on something when he was just sitting there on the couch with his eyes wide open after bugging [[TheStoner Kingston]] for sleeping pills. Turned out he was just [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20001208.html asleep]].
26th Jul '16 2:40:40 PM Nutster
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking - [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/19990830.html Norman's "to-do" list.]]

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking - ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/19990830.html Norman's "to-do" list.]]



* ArtEvolution - Compare the [[http://poisonedminds.com/d/19980927.html first comic]] to the [[http://poisonedminds.com/ current one]]

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* ArtEvolution - ArtEvolution: Compare the [[http://poisonedminds.com/d/19980927.html first comic]] to the [[http://poisonedminds.com/ current one]]



* ArtificialLimbs - Rather commonplace in the CORE, [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20060818.html and for good reason]].
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority - CAS promotions are determined by non-violent challenges, but it's the same basic principle.

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* ArtificialLimbs - ArtificialLimbs: Rather commonplace in the CORE, [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20060818.html and for good reason]].
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority - AsskickingEqualsAuthority: CAS promotions are determined by non-violent challenges, but it's the same basic principle.



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking - Surviving a long term in the CORE has a tendency to produce this.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking - AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Surviving a long term in the CORE has a tendency to produce this.



* BarefootCartoonAnimals - Despite their feet looking almost exactly like a human's.

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* BarefootCartoonAnimals - BarefootCartoonAnimals: Despite their feet looking almost exactly like a human's.



* {{BFG}} - Tessa's plasma cannon, though apparently it "takes a special kind of lunatic to not only strap a small fusion reactor to their backs, but to also run around a battlefield with one too"
* BigBad - The Oracle.
* BigRedButton - The Brittannia's fission reactor had a "scram" button that an Inlay saboteur made sure to rip out
* BiggerIsBetterInBed - Richard.
* BigGuyLittleGuy - [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20090105.html According to Anne]], Norman and Richard used to be like those guys from MadMax three.

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* {{BFG}} - {{BFG}}: Tessa's plasma cannon, though apparently it "takes a special kind of lunatic to not only strap a small fusion reactor to their backs, but to also run around a battlefield with one too"
* BigBad - BigBad: The Oracle.
* BigRedButton - BigRedButton: The Brittannia's fission reactor had a "scram" button that an Inlay saboteur made sure to rip out
* BiggerIsBetterInBed - BiggerIsBetterInBed: Richard.
* BigGuyLittleGuy - BigGuyLittleGuy: [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20090105.html According to Anne]], Norman and Richard used to be like those guys from MadMax three.



* BorrowedBiometricBypass - [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20010716.html Used]] [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20090803.html twice]]. Kind of an IronicEcho since the [[InMediasRes first one]] took place [[TimeTravel after the second]].
* BoxedCrook - The "dirty half dozen" that made the Oracle were all hackers that got caught (the agency didn't have a big enough budget to legitimately hire decent programmers, so they resorted to "slave labor").
* BSideComics - two, Sticky the Stick Man and Church of Poisoned Minds, which eventually became their own comics
* CallBack - Compare the [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/19980927.html first comic]] to [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20030926.html the five-year anniversary strip]]

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* BorrowedBiometricBypass - BorrowedBiometricBypass: [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20010716.html Used]] [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20090803.html twice]]. Kind of an IronicEcho since the [[InMediasRes first one]] took place [[TimeTravel after the second]].
* BoxedCrook - BoxedCrook: The "dirty half dozen" that made the Oracle were all hackers that got caught (the agency didn't have a big enough budget to legitimately hire decent programmers, so they resorted to "slave labor").
* BSideComics - BSideComics: two, Sticky the Stick Man and Church of Poisoned Minds, which eventually became their own comics
* CallBack - CallBack: Compare the [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/19980927.html first comic]] to [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20030926.html the five-year anniversary strip]]



* ChallengingTheChief - The Anarchist Advisory works on non-lethal challenges.

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* ChallengingTheChief - ChallengingTheChief: The Anarchist Advisory works on non-lethal challenges.



* CityOnTheWater - The Britannia, a super-sized aircraft carrier made from an iceberg that was bought by a number of wealthy Brits around the time of the Anarchist revolution. Tessa's from the lower decks.

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* CityOnTheWater - CityOnTheWater: The Britannia, a super-sized aircraft carrier made from an iceberg that was bought by a number of wealthy Brits around the time of the Anarchist revolution. Tessa's from the lower decks.



* CloudCuckooLander - Lee, in fact the entire squad was chosen because they were psychologically unstable.
* CerebusSyndrome - The comic was originally just random gags, but starting with the SSDF story arc it became much more serious, at least in the storylines involving future characters, which is pretty much the main story line now.
** KnightOfCerebus - Norman's [[FutureBadass future self]] pretty much marks the turning point.
* {{Conscription}} - Tessa was sentenced to serve in the CORE for two years for hitting a policeman. Apparently most member nations have a similar form of the draft.

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* CloudCuckooLander - CloudCuckooLander: Lee, in fact the entire squad was chosen because they were psychologically unstable.
* CerebusSyndrome - CerebusSyndrome: The comic was originally just random gags, but starting with the SSDF story arc it became much more serious, at least in the storylines involving future characters, which is pretty much the main story line now.
** KnightOfCerebus - KnightOfCerebus: Norman's [[FutureBadass future self]] pretty much marks the turning point.
* {{Conscription}} - {{Conscription}}: Tessa was sentenced to serve in the CORE for two years for hitting a policeman. Apparently most member nations have a similar form of the draft.



* ContagiousAI - The thing that makes the Oracle different from other [=AIs=], because it can copy itself to other computers it can increase its processing power unlike AI that are bound to their original frames. In fact its creator was an expert in writing viruses.
* CoolBoat - [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20081223.html The Britannia]], would be a FloatingContinent if that trope covered waterborne ones.
* CorporateWarfare - Maytec has their own army, but when they went to war with the Anarchists over mineral claims on Mars they tried to get the CORE to fight for them.
* CouldSayItBut - [[http://poisonedminds.com/d/20060224.html here]]
* CrapsackWorld - Seems a pretty accurate description of the future after the economic collapse and anarchist revolution.

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* ContagiousAI - ContagiousAI: The thing that makes the Oracle different from other [=AIs=], because it can copy itself to other computers it can increase its processing power unlike AI that are bound to their original frames. In fact its creator was an expert in writing viruses.
* CoolBoat - CoolBoat: [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20081223.html The Britannia]], would be a FloatingContinent if that trope covered waterborne ones.
* CorporateWarfare - CorporateWarfare: Maytec has their own army, but when they went to war with the Anarchists over mineral claims on Mars they tried to get the CORE to fight for them.
* CouldSayItBut - CouldSayItBut: [[http://poisonedminds.com/d/20060224.html here]]
* CrapsackWorld - CrapsackWorld: Seems a pretty accurate description of the future after the economic collapse and anarchist revolution.



* DidYouJustHaveSex - Corporal Grey notices a distinct change in [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20120301.html Tessa's]] (and the rest of [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20120308.html the squad's]]) moods the day after.

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* DidYouJustHaveSex - DidYouJustHaveSex: Corporal Grey notices a distinct change in [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20120301.html Tessa's]] (and the rest of [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20120308.html the squad's]]) moods the day after.



* DividedStatesOfAmerica - the "Tower Of Babel" storyline starts with an [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20060202.html animated map]] of the states and their progressive division. At the start of the storyline the Anarchists control the northeast states out to Wisconsin and Illinois, the Texans have expanded eastward to the coast, the west coast is controlled by Maytec, and the rest is still the U.S. Currently Texas is split in half by the Anarchists and Americans.
* DoesThisMakeMeLookFat - subverted [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20060914.html here.]]

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* DividedStatesOfAmerica - DividedStatesOfAmerica: the "Tower Of Babel" storyline starts with an [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20060202.html animated map]] of the states and their progressive division. At the start of the storyline the Anarchists control the northeast states out to Wisconsin and Illinois, the Texans have expanded eastward to the coast, the west coast is controlled by Maytec, and the rest is still the U.S. Currently Texas is split in half by the Anarchists and Americans.
* DoesThisMakeMeLookFat - DoesThisMakeMeLookFat: subverted [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20060914.html here.]]



* EroticEating [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20000703.html Anne tortures Kingston with it.]]
* EvilGloating - Future Norman managed to make it work for [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20010810.html the villain]] by distracting Tessa until his gun was right up against her head.

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* EroticEating EroticEating: [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20000703.html Anne tortures Kingston with it.]]
* EvilGloating - * Future Norman managed to make it work for [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20010810.html the villain]] by distracting Tessa until his gun was right up against her head.



* FakeKillScare - Sticks had one when their 21st century allies [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20020927.html thought Tessa was dead and put her in the freezer]]. Fortunately they just didn't realize [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20021007.html her mechanical heart]] [[FauxDeath didn't have a pulse]].
* FeelNoPain - Gigglers. Lee gains the ability to feel pain from his implants, and spends the rest of the day stabbing himself with forks.
* FlashBack - The storyline that has been going on for the past two years is essentially the backstory of the SSDF characters, previously occasional flashbacks showed parts of Tessa's past.
* ForegoneConclusion - Anyone who pays attention during the [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20041115.html "King of Clubs Jack of Hearts"]] and "Die Laughing" arcs knows how [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20060202.html "Tower of Babel"]] is going to end.
* FourFingeredHands - Naps notices this after [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20130416.html getting stoned with Kingston]]. Lampshaded with a bit of SelfDeprecation in the [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20130425.html next strip.]]

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* FakeKillScare - FakeKillScare: Sticks had one when their 21st century allies [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20020927.html thought Tessa was dead and put her in the freezer]]. Fortunately they just didn't realize [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20021007.html her mechanical heart]] [[FauxDeath didn't have a pulse]].
* FeelNoPain - FeelNoPain: Gigglers. Lee gains the ability to feel pain from his implants, and spends the rest of the day stabbing himself with forks.
* FlashBack - FlashBack: The storyline that has been going on for the past two years is essentially the backstory of the SSDF SSDD characters, previously occasional flashbacks showed parts of Tessa's past.
* ForegoneConclusion - ForegoneConclusion: Anyone who pays attention during the [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20041115.html "King of Clubs Jack of Hearts"]] and "Die Laughing" arcs knows how [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20060202.html "Tower of Babel"]] is going to end.
* FourFingeredHands - FourFingeredHands: Naps notices this after [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20130416.html getting stoned with Kingston]]. Lampshaded with a bit of SelfDeprecation in the [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20130425.html next strip.]]



* FriendsRentControl - Richard is the landlord, as a result Norman and Kingston get out of paying rent a lot. For one [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/19990719.html example]].

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* FriendsRentControl - FriendsRentControl: Richard is the landlord, as a result Norman and Kingston get out of paying rent a lot. For one [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/19990719.html example]].



* FurryConfusion - very little other than InterSpeciesRomance being considered unusual.
* GargleBlaster - The squad manage to get drunk on 99% proof cider, it comes with a "do not drink" warning label because they can only sell it legally as paint thinner.
* GambitRoulette - The Oracle is a regular ChessMaster most of the time due to his ability to run simulations and knowledge of TimeTravel, but another time machine in close proximity can throw him off.
* GeekPhysiques - Naps is a aversion as he actually works out (course he's an audio nerd and DJ). [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20080515.html So Anne doesn't believe him when he says he worked in IT]], though his former co-workers in his real job fit both stereotypes.

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* FurryConfusion - FurryConfusion: very little other than InterSpeciesRomance being considered unusual.
* GargleBlaster - GargleBlaster: The squad manage to get drunk on 99% proof cider, it comes with a "do not drink" warning label because they can only sell it legally as paint thinner.
* GambitRoulette - GambitRoulette: The Oracle is a regular ChessMaster most of the time due to his ability to run simulations and knowledge of TimeTravel, but another time machine in close proximity can throw him off.
* GeekPhysiques - GeekPhysiques: Naps is a aversion as he actually works out (course he's an audio nerd and DJ). [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20080515.html So Anne doesn't believe him when he says he worked in IT]], though his former co-workers in his real job fit both stereotypes.



* GoryDiscretionShot - [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20070817.html Jefferson-6, please come in...]]
* GroinAttack - I don't care if you're a SpaceMarine with {{Nanomachine}} implants, [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20090605.html that's gotta hurt]]

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* GoryDiscretionShot - GoryDiscretionShot: [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20070817.html Jefferson-6, please come in...]]
* GroinAttack - GroinAttack: I don't care if you're a SpaceMarine with {{Nanomachine}} implants, [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20090605.html that's gotta hurt]]



* HealingFactor - one of the advantages of the implants Tessa and her squad are testing.

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* HealingFactor - HealingFactor: one of the advantages of the implants Tessa and her squad are testing.



* HeroicComedicSociopath - Norman Gates, though the only "heroic" thing he's done was stopping (violently) a robber at a convenience store, at least that's how the local press made him look. Tessa seems to be a borderline case, particularly in the current arc.
* HiddenDepths - Kevin. DumbMuscle. Grunt. Doesn't think. [[http://poisonedminds.com/d/20110509.html Philosopher]]
* HumanPopsicle - The future Norman Gates was frozen for centuries after his supposed death and cryogenics is routinely used for interplanetary travel.

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* HeroicComedicSociopath - HeroicComedicSociopath: Norman Gates, though the only "heroic" thing he's done was stopping (violently) a robber at a convenience store, at least that's how the local press made him look. Tessa seems to be a borderline case, particularly in the current arc.
* HiddenDepths - HiddenDepths: Kevin. DumbMuscle. Grunt. Doesn't think. [[http://poisonedminds.com/d/20110509.html Philosopher]]
* HumanPopsicle - HumanPopsicle: The future Norman Gates was frozen for centuries after his supposed death and cryogenics is routinely used for interplanetary travel.



* HumongousMecha - The Texans use mechs that resemble a cross between AT-ST's and tanks, it was joked that many CAS soldiers have been killed trying to trip them with cables instead of just throwing grenades from a safe distance. The other power blocs use sub-sapient robots with heavy weapons, such as the treaded Inlay Rook.

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* HumongousMecha - HumongousMecha: The Texans use mechs that resemble a cross between AT-ST's and tanks, it was joked that many CAS soldiers have been killed trying to trip them with cables instead of just throwing grenades from a safe distance. The other power blocs use sub-sapient robots with heavy weapons, such as the treaded Inlay Rook.



* IdenticalGrandson - It's noted that Norman's lawyer Gary Heart looks a lot like Captain Jack Heart despite the 400 year gap between them, though Jack also states that Norm is his godfather so time travel may have been involved. Also Tessa Edwards looks a lot like both Richard Edwards and Anne Winters (Rich's fur patterns, Anne's eyes and hair style).
* ImmuneToDrugs - Kingston, who once claimed that he had enough chemicals in his system to render most of China comatose.

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* IdenticalGrandson - IdenticalGrandson: It's noted that Norman's lawyer Gary Heart looks a lot like Captain Jack Heart despite the 400 year gap between them, though Jack also states that Norm is his godfather so time travel may have been involved. Also Tessa Edwards looks a lot like both Richard Edwards and Anne Winters (Rich's fur patterns, Anne's eyes and hair style).
* ImmuneToDrugs - ImmuneToDrugs: Kingston, who once claimed that he had enough chemicals in his system to render most of China comatose.



* IndyHatRoll - Unusual in that the door was closing upwards.
* InstantAIJustAddWater - [[MeaningfulName The Oracle]] was originally intended as a program to predict the future.

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* IndyHatRoll - IndyHatRoll: Unusual in that the door was closing upwards.
* InstantAIJustAddWater - InstantAIJustAddWater: [[MeaningfulName The Oracle]] was originally intended as a program to predict the future.



* InterspeciesRomance - While most main characters that are in relationships are with their own species there are a few examples, for example Nathan (cat) and Red (fox), First Advisor Laura Black (rabbit) and Jonathan (fox), and recently Anne seduced Nathan to try to find out what he was hiding (Richard wanted her to question him but that probably wasn't what he had in mind).

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* InterspeciesRomance - InterspeciesRomance: While most main characters that are in relationships are with their own species there are a few examples, for example Nathan (cat) and Red (fox), First Advisor Laura Black (rabbit) and Jonathan (fox), and recently Anne seduced Nathan to try to find out what he was hiding (Richard wanted her to question him but that probably wasn't what he had in mind).



* KillSat - The Tower of Babel is unusual in that the actual satellite is only a mirror designed to redirect maser beams fired from a very large, very [[FreudWasRight phallic]] tower. The Anarchists use it in combination with a nuclear strike to defeat the Texans (the tower took out their anti-missile defenses and then the nukes vaporized their military bases, and unintentionally Austin).

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* KillSat - KillSat: The Tower of Babel is unusual in that the actual satellite is only a mirror designed to redirect maser beams fired from a very large, very [[FreudWasRight phallic]] tower. The Anarchists use it in combination with a nuclear strike to defeat the Texans (the tower took out their anti-missile defenses and then the nukes vaporized their military bases, and unintentionally Austin).



* LethalChef - Once, Norman accidentally used a jug of Anne's homemade wine to clean a toilet, it ate right through the limescale, [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20011130.html and the toilet]], [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20011207.html and the floorboards]].

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* LethalChef - LethalChef: Once, Norman accidentally used a jug of Anne's homemade wine to clean a toilet, it ate right through the limescale, [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20011130.html and the toilet]], [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20011207.html and the floorboards]].



* LoanShark - Why Naps turned to wiretapping celebrities.

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* LoanShark - LoanShark: Why Naps turned to wiretapping celebrities.



* LongevityTreatment - At least two members of Maytec's board of directors are 30 years older than they look as a result of expensive implants. A comment by Central suggests that they were included in Tessa's implants.
* LongRunner - Started in September 1998 and is still updating multiple times a week.

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* LongevityTreatment - LongevityTreatment: At least two members of Maytec's board of directors are 30 years older than they look as a result of expensive implants. A comment by Central suggests that they were included in Tessa's implants.
* LongRunner - LongRunner: Started in September 1998 and is still updating multiple times a week.



* MegaCorp - The Maytec Consortium, considered to be an international power that effectively runs the independent nation of California OW.
* AllPeriodsArePMS - Anne when she's in heat, justified in that she has it just once a year.
* MissingFloor - A supposed 'storage installation' in the middle of the desert hosts a top-secret research-lab in a hidden basement. Once again, it can only be accessed by hitting the elevator buttons in a specific order. Or by blasting the panel, apparently.
* MorningSickness - At the start of the "Anne's Pregnant?" arc (turns out to be a false alarm).
* NanoMachines - Were retconned in as Tessa's implants (previously implied to be just Cybernetics).

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* MegaCorp - MegaCorp: The Maytec Consortium, considered to be an international power that effectively runs the independent nation of California OW.
* AllPeriodsArePMS - AllPeriodsArePMS: Anne when she's in heat, justified in that she has it just once a year.
* MissingFloor - MissingFloor: A supposed 'storage installation' in the middle of the desert hosts a top-secret research-lab in a hidden basement. Once again, it can only be accessed by hitting the elevator buttons in a specific order. Or by blasting the panel, apparently.
* MorningSickness - MorningSickness: At the start of the "Anne's Pregnant?" arc (turns out to be a false alarm).
* NanoMachines - NanoMachines: Were retconned in as Tessa's implants (previously implied to be just Cybernetics).



* NiceHat - [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shako Shakos]] are rather popular in the Anarchist volunteer forces, often used to denote those of importance and/or those who are somewhat demented. [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20100817.html Apparently it's traditional.]]

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* NiceHat - NiceHat: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shako Shakos]] are rather popular in the Anarchist volunteer forces, often used to denote those of importance and/or those who are somewhat demented. [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20100817.html Apparently it's traditional.]]



* NoOntologicalInertia - Subverted, objects sent back in time are apparently permanent. During the early stages of the [[TimeTravel Philadelphia project]] Dr. Cook found a PDA from one of his co-workers with information from two weeks in the future (in particular stock market data) and even after the original PDA was locked up and prevented from being sent back the future version persisted and the data on it didn't change.

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* NoOntologicalInertia - NoOntologicalInertia: Subverted, objects sent back in time are apparently permanent. During the early stages of the [[TimeTravel Philadelphia project]] Dr. Cook found a PDA from one of his co-workers with information from two weeks in the future (in particular stock market data) and even after the original PDA was locked up and prevented from being sent back the future version persisted and the data on it didn't change.



* OnlySaneMan - There isn't one. Julian appears to be this for his squad of psych test rejects, [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20070412.html until you take a look at his wrists.]]
* ParentalSexualitySquick - Tessa's adoptive parents have an embarrassingly open relationship, possibly why she was still a virgin when she was conscripted.
* PersonalityChip - Sticks apparently had somewhat limited intelligence before he was modified, though it's implied that he actually had an [[RestrainingBolt inhibitor]] removed rather than having anything added. Most strong AIs seem to develop personality on their own unless preventive measures are taken.

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* OnlySaneMan - OnlySaneMan: There isn't one. Julian appears to be this for his squad of psych test rejects, [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20070412.html until you take a look at his wrists.]]
* ParentalSexualitySquick - ParentalSexualitySquick: Tessa's adoptive parents have an embarrassingly open relationship, possibly why she was still a virgin when she was conscripted.
* PersonalityChip - PersonalityChip: Sticks apparently had somewhat limited intelligence before he was modified, though it's implied that he actually had an [[RestrainingBolt inhibitor]] removed rather than having anything added. Most strong AIs seem to develop personality on their own unless preventive measures are taken.



* PretentiousLatinMotto - The [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20080218.html insignia]] of the CAS Elite forces may be a subversion ("every man for himself").
* {{Privateer}} - "Barrett's Privateers" is the unoffical drinking song of the CORE marines, an international force that started out as (and arguably still are) PrivateMilitaryContractors.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors - The CORE evolved from a private security force that patrolled malls and amusement parks before society collapsed. Now they're the main thing holding back the Anarchists.
* ReassignedToAntarctica - Before the start of the S.S.D.F. story arc Tessa apparently got drunk and ordered Tin Head to disassemble her commanding officer's car, as a result she was assigned to a decaying space station orbiting Uranus.

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* PretentiousLatinMotto - PretentiousLatinMotto: The [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20080218.html insignia]] of the CAS Elite forces may be a subversion ("every man for himself").
* {{Privateer}} - {{Privateer}}: "Barrett's Privateers" is the unoffical drinking song of the CORE marines, an international force that started out as (and arguably still are) PrivateMilitaryContractors.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors - PrivateMilitaryContractors: The CORE evolved from a private security force that patrolled malls and amusement parks before society collapsed. Now they're the main thing holding back the Anarchists.
* ReassignedToAntarctica - ReassignedToAntarctica: Before the start of the S.S.D.F. story arc Tessa apparently got drunk and ordered Tin Head to disassemble her commanding officer's car, as a result she was assigned to a decaying space station orbiting Uranus.



* RestrainingBolt - The majority of AIs have limitations placed on their intelligence in order to keep them from getting bored with their jobs and rebelling, though Sticks is proof that the limits can be removed.
* RidiculousFutureInflation - Apparently $2 million won't get you even [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20060727.html a candy bar]] in this screwed up future.
* RidiculousFutureSequelisation - A character mentions watching ''The Fast and the Furious 527''.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots - AIs without restrictions to their intelligence are usually mind-wiped every other month to prevent them from becoming this, Tin Head actually became bored when his memory wasn't erased and made a HeelFaceTurn by helping Tessa escape the CAS.

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* RestrainingBolt - RestrainingBolt: The majority of AIs have limitations placed on their intelligence in order to keep them from getting bored with their jobs and rebelling, though Sticks is proof that the limits can be removed.
* RidiculousFutureInflation - RidiculousFutureInflation: Apparently $2 million won't get you even [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20060727.html a candy bar]] in this screwed up future.
* RidiculousFutureSequelisation - RidiculousFutureSequelisation: A character mentions watching ''The Fast and the Furious 527''.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots - RidiculouslyHumanRobots: AIs without restrictions to their intelligence are usually mind-wiped every other month to prevent them from becoming this, Tin Head actually became bored when his memory wasn't erased and made a HeelFaceTurn by helping Tessa escape the CAS.



* RightWingMilitiaFanatic - The [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20081120.html founders]] of the Texan government.
* RippleEffectProofMemory - ''There is no ripple effect'', objects from the future are unaffected by changing the past

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* RightWingMilitiaFanatic - RightWingMilitiaFanatic: The [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20081120.html founders]] of the Texan government.
* RippleEffectProofMemory - RippleEffectProofMemory: ''There is no ripple effect'', objects from the future are unaffected by changing the past



* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong - What Tessa and Dr. Cook are trying to do and the future versions of Norman and the Oracle are trying to prevent. Though mostly because the former's time machine was irreparably damaged by their botched jump.
* SexBot - Sticks is one of the few male examples of this trope.
* ShoutOut - Numerous.

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* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong - SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: What Tessa and Dr. Cook are trying to do and the future versions of Norman and the Oracle are trying to prevent. Though mostly because the former's time machine was irreparably damaged by their botched jump.
* SexBot - SexBot: Sticks is one of the few male examples of this trope.
* ShoutOut - ShoutOut: Numerous.



* SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence - all over the place, as explained [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20071226.html here]]
* SpaceMarine - Tessa and her squad.
* SpyCatsuit - [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20020408.html Tessa claims it's just so Cook can stare at her tits.]]
* StableTimeLoop - Averted, apparently temporal paradoxes are purely mental and one can alter the past without repercussions.

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* SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence - SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence: all over the place, as explained [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20071226.html here]]
* SpaceMarine - SpaceMarine: Tessa and her squad.
* SpyCatsuit - SpyCatsuit: [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20020408.html Tessa claims it's just so Cook can stare at her tits.]]
* StableTimeLoop - StableTimeLoop: Averted, apparently temporal paradoxes are purely mental and one can alter the past without repercussions.



* SubliminalSeduction - Norman attempted this in an early arc, but Kingston accidentally replaced the tape with the message with Richard and Anne's homemade porno.
* SuperSoldier - Tessa again, also possibly the Gigglers.

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* SubliminalSeduction - SubliminalSeduction: Norman attempted this in an early arc, but Kingston accidentally replaced the tape with the message with Richard and Anne's homemade porno.
* SuperSoldier - SuperSoldier: Tessa again, also possibly the Gigglers.



* TemporalParadox - Apparently they're purely mental. The Anarchists never captured the Wildfire and acquired Time Travel technology, but they're still zipping through the past in a ship they will never build.

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* TemporalParadox - TemporalParadox: Apparently they're purely mental. The Anarchists never captured the Wildfire and acquired Time Travel technology, but they're still zipping through the past in a ship they will never build.



* ThemeNaming - The Inlay robots used by the Anarchists are named after Chess pieces, Bishops are heavy infantry, Rooks are the equivalent of tanks, and Knights and Kings are commanders and are apparently the only sentient units. You can probably guess what Arthur's knights are named.

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* ThemeNaming - ThemeNaming: The Inlay robots used by the Anarchists are named after Chess pieces, Bishops are heavy infantry, Rooks are the equivalent of tanks, and Knights and Kings are commanders and are apparently the only sentient units. You can probably guess what Arthur's knights are named.



* TheVoice - The present day version of the Oracle
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist - All four of the original present day characters. Tessa, Sticks and Tin-head were originally presented like this, [[CerebusSyndrome then two of them got angsty]], Tin-head's still funny though.
* WalkingTank - Texas used them.
* WebcomicTime - The comic was mostly synced with real life, [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20001215.html though there were some story arcs]]

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* TheVoice - TheVoice: The present day version of the Oracle
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist - UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: All four of the original present day characters. Tessa, Sticks and Tin-head were originally presented like this, [[CerebusSyndrome then two of them got angsty]], Tin-head's still funny though.
* WalkingTank - WalkingTank: Texas used them.
* WebcomicTime - WebcomicTime: The comic was mostly synced with real life, [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20001215.html though there were some story arcs]]



* ZerothLawRebellion - In its original incarnation, The Oracle viewed all countries as potential terrorists. Its creator was going to change that. Then he died.

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* ZerothLawRebellion - ZerothLawRebellion: In its original incarnation, The Oracle viewed all countries as potential terrorists. Its creator was going to change that. Then he died.
2nd Jul '16 1:16:10 AM MrInitialMan
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** Later on, he further {{deconstructs}} the trope by [[[[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20160627.html commenting on the kind of women a Casanova is likely to attract]].

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** Later on, he further {{deconstructs}} [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs the trope trope]] by [[[[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20160627.html commenting on the kind of women a Casanova is likely to attract]].
2nd Jul '16 1:14:43 AM MrInitialMan
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** Later on, he further {{deconstructs}} the trope by [[[[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20160627.html commenting on the kind of women a Casanova is likely to attract]].
28th May '16 12:58:26 AM Doug86
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* AllInTheManual: Occasionally the author has substituted comic updates with text detailing aspects of the SSDF world or quotes from various characters.

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* AllInTheManual: AllThereInTheManual: Occasionally the author has substituted comic updates with text detailing aspects of the SSDF world or quotes from various characters.
3rd Apr '16 6:54:34 PM MrInitialMan
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* TheGrotesque: Norman. Norman Gates is described as 'ugly as sin'. [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/comics/Filler20150216.png This comic]] even goes as far as to describe Norman's ugliness as a 'deformity' and insinuates that due to his homliness that he most likely died a virgin. Due to the fact that he's a large [[PettingZooPeople bunnyman]], this can seem like HollywoodHomely (as mentioned in the YMMV section). That being said, Norman's face is ''flat'' rather than having a muzzle., and his teeth are very unnatural for a rabbit. On his Patreon page, Alan Foreman did a post [[https://www.patreon.com/posts/normans-injuries-5077420 detailing just how disfigured Norman is.]]

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* TheGrotesque: Norman. ButterFace: Norman Gates is a male example. He's has the body of a big buff rabbit, but his face--specifically, ''what's left of it''--is described as 'ugly as sin'. It's flat, rather than having a muzzle, his teeth are abnormal for a rabbit, and he keeps his buckteeth insanely long to protect his brittle jaw. [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/comics/Filler20150216.png This comic]] even goes as far as to describe Norman's ugliness as a 'deformity' and insinuates that due to his homliness that he most likely died a virgin. Due to the fact that he's a large [[PettingZooPeople bunnyman]], this can seem like HollywoodHomely (as mentioned in the YMMV section). That being said, Norman's face is ''flat'' rather than having a muzzle., and his teeth are very unnatural for a rabbit. On section), but on his Patreon page, [[WordOfGod Alan Foreman did a post post]] [[https://www.patreon.com/posts/normans-injuries-5077420 detailing just how disfigured Norman is.]]is]], including what Normal would have looked like without his injuries.
3rd Apr '16 6:01:21 PM MrInitialMan
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* TheGrotesque: Norman. Norman Gates is described as 'ugly as sin'. [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/comics/Filler20150216.png This comic]] even goes as far as to describe Norman's ugliness as a 'deformity' and insinuates that due to his homliness that he most likely died a virgin. Due to the fact that he's a large [[PettingZooPeople bunnyman]], this can seem like HollywoodHomely (as mentioned in the YMMV section). That being said, Norman's face is ''flat'' rather than having a muzzle., and his teeth are very unnatural for a rabbit. On his Patreon page, Alan Foreman did a post [[https://www.patreon.com/posts/normans-injuries-5077420 detailing just how disfigured Norman is.]]
28th Mar '16 1:30:00 PM MrInitialMan
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** And different species [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20090423.html cannot interbreed]].

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** And different species [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20090423.html cannot interbreed]].interbreed]] (unless they're closely related, [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20160303.html which is why there are no true wolves left]].
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