History Webcomic / TheClassMenagerie

13th Feb '18 4:21:17 PM BackgroundGuy
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* [[spoiler:{{Gayngst}}: Mikey reveals that he suffers from some pretty heavy self-image issues due to his closeted homosexuality. Part of his obsessive studying and working out is to distract himself from any possible free time that could lead to an attraction. He's also afraid of proving anyone "right" that the high strung, effeminate guy turned out to be gay. It all adds up to him telling himself to StopBeingStereotypical.]]

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* [[spoiler:{{Gayngst}}: Mikey reveals that he suffers from some pretty heavy self-image issues due to his closeted homosexuality. Part of his obsessive studying and working out is to distract himself from any possible free time that could lead to an attraction. His theatrical talents are due to him trying to get close to attractive female leads hoping it would change his mind, but he wasn't able to make it work. He's also afraid of proving anyone "right" that the high strung, effeminate guy turned out to be gay. It all adds up to him telling himself to StopBeingStereotypical.]]
13th Feb '18 4:16:45 PM BackgroundGuy
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* AnythingThatMoves: Implied with Kim Greenwald, the head cheerleader for the football team.

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* AnythingThatMoves: Implied with Kim Greenwald, the head cheerleader for the football team. She zeroes in on Tony just because he's a hunk, and seems to enjoy that she's making things difficult between him and Cindy.



* CaliforniaUniversity: Fictional [=DeMontfort=] University.

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* CaliforniaUniversity: Fictional [=DeMontfort=] University. [[WordOfGod The author]] had to clarify that it's not at all inspired by the ''real'' institute of the same name in the UK.



* ComingOutStory: Mikey in "Duet to Me". He only comes out to Lisa though.

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* ComingOutStory: CerebusSyndrome: While some of the storylines go way overboard because RuleOfFunny, the comic does get unexpectedly dark at times, especially [[spoiler:towards the very end when Lisa overhears how Mikey really feels about her, which upsets her into running off downtown... only to get assaulted and nearly raped by two burly drunk dudes]]. This also applies in cases like [[spoiler:Brad revealing his self-loathing which stems from his ''very'' poor relationship with his father; what started out as Scott trying to get more comedic blackmail material on him ended with him being Brad's SecretKeeper]].
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Mikey in "Duet to Me". He only comes out to Lisa though.]]



* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: The comic adheres to the old ''{{Peanuts}}'' idea that girls hitting boys is funny, and it's mostly played straight. Dani especially is this trope all over, resorting to cartoonishly hitting the male characters for real or imagined slights. Female characters recieving any sort of physical injury that's played for laughs can be counted on one hand.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Kevin, getting a ride from him is a nerve-wracking endevour, to the point where it becomes a RunningGag. Taken UpToEleven when he's the driver for a ski-trip he, Tony, Mikey and Scott take over winter break sophomore year and they have to deal with his reckless driving hundreds of miles up a mountain.

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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: The comic adheres to the old ''{{Peanuts}}'' idea that girls hitting boys is funny, and it's mostly played straight. Dani especially is this trope all over, resorting to cartoonishly hitting the male characters for real or imagined slights. Female characters recieving receiving any sort of physical injury that's played for laughs can be counted on one hand.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Kevin, getting a ride from him is a nerve-wracking endevour, endeavor, to the point where it becomes a RunningGag. Taken UpToEleven when he's the driver for a ski-trip he, Tony, Mikey Mikey, and Scott take over winter break sophomore year and they have to deal with his reckless driving hundreds of miles up a mountain.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Biff and Mikey. Biff due to his enormous ego and JerkAss tendencies and Mikey due to his moralizing and grating perfectionism.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Biff and Mikey. Biff Biff, due to his enormous ego and JerkAss tendencies tendencies, and Mikey Mikey, due to his moralizing and grating perfectionism.



* {{Gayngst}}: [[spoiler: Mikey reveals that he suffers from some pretty heavy self-image issues due to his closeted homosexuality. Part of his obsessive studying and working out is to distract himself from any possible free time that could lead to an attraction. He's also afraid of proving anyone "right" that the high strung, effeminate guy turned out to be gay. It all adds up to him telling himself to StopBeingStereotypical.]]

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* {{Gayngst}}: [[spoiler: [[spoiler:{{Gayngst}}: Mikey reveals that he suffers from some pretty heavy self-image issues due to his closeted homosexuality. Part of his obsessive studying and working out is to distract himself from any possible free time that could lead to an attraction. He's also afraid of proving anyone "right" that the high strung, effeminate guy turned out to be gay. It all adds up to him telling himself to StopBeingStereotypical.]]



** Cindy (horse) and Tony (bull), Lisa is a Fox/Dachshund hybrid who had a crush on a kangaroo (until he [[SorryImGay came out]]) and is dating a Bulldog by the end of the strip.

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** Cindy (horse) and Tony (bull), Lisa is a Fox/Dachshund fox/dachshund hybrid who had has a crush on a kangaroo (until [[spoiler:(until he [[SorryImGay came comes out]]) and is dating a Bulldog bulldog by the end of the strip.strip]].



* MoodWhiplash: "Duet To Me" goes from a lighthearted storyline about Mikey and Lisa playing the main characters in a ''Theatre/{{Grease}}'' parody, to a dramatic Coming Out story for Mikey and Lisa almost getting raped by drunken fratboys.

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* MoodWhiplash: "Duet To Me" goes from a lighthearted storyline about Mikey and Lisa playing the main characters in a ''Theatre/{{Grease}}'' parody, to a dramatic Coming Out [[spoiler:coming out story for Mikey and Lisa almost getting raped by drunken fratboys.fratboys]].



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When Tony accidently injures an opposing player while making the winning homerun during a football match, he has a minor breakdown.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When Tony accidently injures an opposing player while making the winning homerun score during a football match, he has a minor breakdown.



* {{Perfumigation}}: A cologne Biff wears, that he was tricked into buying by a saleswoman who he had been treating like crap, turns out to be so noxious that its capable of killing insects, which comes in handy during the ''Resid-Ant Evil'' arc when the dorm is overrun by flesh eating devil ants.

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* {{Perfumigation}}: A cologne Biff wears, that he was tricked into buying by a saleswoman who he had been treating like crap, turns out to be so noxious that its it's capable of killing insects, which comes in handy during the ''Resid-Ant Evil'' arc when the dorm is overrun by flesh eating flesh-eating devil ants.



* [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl Reluctant Fanservice Guy]]: A lifetime of mockery for being overweight until his late teens has led Tony to have serious body image issues, to the point where he's extremely reluctant to accept the attention his current adonis-like looks gives him. His crippling self esteem issues caused by his controlling family doesn't help.
* TheReveal: Michelle's mystery fiancee thats mentioned during "No Pain No Gain"? [[spoiler: Ryan Spottiswood, the villain from the Bad Chemistry and Nemesis arcs]]

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* [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl Reluctant Fanservice Guy]]: A lifetime of mockery for being overweight until his late teens has led Tony to have serious body image issues, to the point where he's extremely reluctant to accept the attention his current adonis-like Adonis-like looks gives give him. His crippling self esteem self-esteem issues caused by his controlling family doesn't don't't help.
* TheReveal: Michelle's mystery fiancee thats mentioned during "No Pain No Gain"? [[spoiler: Ryan Spottiswood, the villain from the Bad Chemistry and Nemesis arcs]]arcs]].



* RomanceArc: Tony and Cindy were paired as romantic interests, and spends most of the strips run dancing around eachother before finally becoming romantically involved in "My Funny Valentine". Also, Lisa and Damon, who have an instant attraction when they first meet during "The Gridiron" three-parter, but dont officially hook up until the end of "Duet To Me". Finally, Kevin and Denise by the time the strip wraps up.

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* RomanceArc: Tony and Cindy were paired as romantic interests, and spends spend most of the strips strip;s run dancing around eachother each other before finally becoming romantically involved in "My Funny Valentine". Also, Lisa [[spoiler:Lisa and Damon, who have an instant attraction when they first meet during "The Gridiron" three-parter, but dont officially hook up until the end of "Duet To Me". Me" once Mikey ''finally'' spells it out for her that he's not the one for her. Finally, Kevin and Denise by the time the strip wraps up.up]].



* SecretKeeper:
** Only Scott knows [[spoiler:who Brad's father is and why Brad's struggled for so long to get away from him]].
** Only Lisa knows [[spoiler:Mikey isn't into girls]].



* SorryImGay: Mikey.

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* SorryImGay: [[spoiler:SorryImGay: Mikey.]]



* StraightGay: Mikey.

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* StraightGay: [[spoiler:StraightGay: Mikey.]]



* UnresolvedSexualTension: Lisa for Mikey. But it's [[SorryImGay not mutual]].

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* UnresolvedSexualTension: Lisa for Mikey. But [[spoiler:But it's [[SorryImGay not mutual]].mutual]]]].



* WorthyOpponent: Kevin sees Brad as this. When he explains this to Brad, their relationship noticeably improves. [[spoiler: Kevin is also the only one who knows the truth about Brads real identity and the reason for why he wears his trucker hat constantly]]

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* WorthyOpponent: Kevin sees Brad as this. When he explains this to Brad, their relationship noticeably improves. [[spoiler: Kevin is also the only one who knows the truth about Brads Brad's real identity and the reason for why he wears his trucker hat constantly]]constantly]].
13th Feb '18 3:23:21 PM BackgroundGuy
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* {{Gayngst}}: [[spoiler: Mikey reveals that he suffers from some pretty heavy self-image issues due to his closeted homosexuality. Part of his obsessive studying and working out is to distract himself from any possible free time that could lead to an attraction. He's also afraid of proving anyone "right" that the high strung, effeminate guy turned out to be gay]]

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* {{Gayngst}}: [[spoiler: Mikey reveals that he suffers from some pretty heavy self-image issues due to his closeted homosexuality. Part of his obsessive studying and working out is to distract himself from any possible free time that could lead to an attraction. He's also afraid of proving anyone "right" that the high strung, effeminate guy turned out to be gay]]gay. It all adds up to him telling himself to StopBeingStereotypical.]]


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* [[spoiler:IncompatibleOrientation: The real reason Mikey won't reciprocate with Lisa.]]
17th Oct '16 11:34:26 AM FuzzyBoots
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* EmbarrasingNickname: Scott's parents call him "Sprout". He ends up bribing Brad to keep it from being spread around campus.

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* EmbarrasingNickname: EmbarrassingNickname: Scott's parents call him "Sprout". He ends up bribing Brad to keep it from being spread around campus.
13th May '16 2:58:55 PM SilentStranger
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* {{Adorkable}}: Tony, in spades. This is a large part of what Cindy finds attractive about him.
** Mikey is a lesser example.



* ComingOutStory: Mikey in "Duet to Me".

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* ComingOutStory: Mikey in "Duet to Me". He only comes out to Lisa though.



* DrivesLikeCrazy: Kevin, getting a ride from him is a nerve-wracking endevour, to the point where it becomes a RunningGag. Taken UpToEleven when he's the driver for a ski-trip he, Tony, Mikey and Scott take over winter break sophomore year and they have to deal with his reckless driving hundreds of miles up a mountain.



* TheReveal: Michelle's mystery fiancee thats mentioned during "No Pain No Gain" and the plot early on in "Duet To Me"? [[spoiler: Ryan Spottiswood, the villain from the Nemesis arc]]

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* TheReveal: Michelle's mystery fiancee thats mentioned during "No Pain No Gain" and the plot early on in "Duet To Me"? Gain"? [[spoiler: Ryan Spottiswood, the villain from the Bad Chemistry and Nemesis arc]]arcs]]



* RomanceArc: Tony and Cindy were paired as romantic interests, but their story wasn't told very far. WordOfGod confirms them as an official couple though. Also, Lisa and Damon, once it became clear to Lisa that Mikey wasn't the one. Finally, Kevin and Denise by the time the strip wraps up.
* ScheduleFanatic: Mikey.

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* RomanceArc: Tony and Cindy were paired as romantic interests, but their story wasn't told very far. WordOfGod confirms them as an official couple though. and spends most of the strips run dancing around eachother before finally becoming romantically involved in "My Funny Valentine". Also, Lisa and Damon, once it became clear to Lisa that Mikey wasn't who have an instant attraction when they first meet during "The Gridiron" three-parter, but dont officially hook up until the one.end of "Duet To Me". Finally, Kevin and Denise by the time the strip wraps up.
* ScheduleFanatic: Mikey. Getting laid up with a bad cold for a week was enough to completely throw him off and send him into panic mode.


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** Damon delivers one of these (along with a sucker punch to the gut) to Mikey when he's more concerned about continuing rehearsal than going after the despondent Lisa who just overheard Mikey say that he thinks she's overbearing and obsessive.
7th May '16 8:39:30 PM SilentStranger
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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Scott's parents, at least in his view.

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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Scott's parents, at least in his view. opinion.



* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Tony is a combination of this trope, owing to him only recently having gained a serious muscle bulk, and being extremely clumsy. It's caused quite a bit of damage.



* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Ryan and Michelle fake their deaths at the end of Duet To Me and run off to get married under new names]]



* RockBeatsLaser: Due to bad intel, Forrest Tech tailors their giant droid mascot to fend off another robotic opponent, such as EMP waves, water, magnetic weapons, giving Biff and Brad enough of an edge to outmanouver a 50 foot robot armed with only their own athletic skill.

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* TheReveal: Michelle's mystery fiancee thats mentioned during "No Pain No Gain" and the plot early on in "Duet To Me"? [[spoiler: Ryan Spottiswood, the villain from the Nemesis arc]]
* RockBeatsLaser: Due to bad intel, Forrest Tech tailors their giant droid mascot to fend off another robotic opponent, such as EMP waves, water, water and magnetic weapons, giving Biff and Brad enough of an edge to outmanouver a 50 foot robot armed with only their own athletic skill.


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* ShesGotLegs: Several characters remarks that Cindy has really attrractive legs.


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* WhatTheHellHero: In the "No Thanks to You" arc, Brad gives Scott a reaming for his ungrateful behavior towards his family.
5th May '15 12:03:33 AM JAGIOAAERTGEDR
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5th May '15 12:00:00 AM SeptimusHeap
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* TheMoorcockEffect: [[DoubleEntendre Quite literally]], with ''[[{{ISO}} i.s.o.]]'' and its CastFullOfGay, taking place not only at the same time and at the same university, but in the same dormitory building (albeit on a different floor).

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* TheMoorcockEffect: [[DoubleEntendre Quite literally]], with ''[[{{ISO}} ''[[Webcomic/{{ISO}} i.s.o.]]'' and its CastFullOfGay, taking place not only at the same time and at the same university, but in the same dormitory building (albeit on a different floor).
21st Jan '15 9:56:33 PM Iwishtologin
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* AbuseIsOkayWhenItsFemaleOnMale: The comic adheres to the old ''{{Peanuts}}'' idea that girls hitting boys is funny, and it's mostly played straight. Dani especially is this trope all over, resorting to cartoonishly hitting the male characters for real or imagined slights. Female characters recieving any sort of physical injury that's played for laughs can be counted on one hand.


Added DiffLines:

* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: The comic adheres to the old ''{{Peanuts}}'' idea that girls hitting boys is funny, and it's mostly played straight. Dani especially is this trope all over, resorting to cartoonishly hitting the male characters for real or imagined slights. Female characters recieving any sort of physical injury that's played for laughs can be counted on one hand.
27th Nov '14 1:40:24 PM tkzv
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* FurriesAreEasierToDraw: [[http://www.theclassm.com/faq/index.html The FAQ]] gives a detailed explanation of why the cast are all furry. The main point is that animal faces can be more expressive (ears can move, fur can bristle etc). Also, it creates a comfortable divide from the real world, and problems of racial balance or resemblance to persons living or dead. Vince Suzukawa also demonstrates that he can draw humans and make his characters work in human form. Not to say it's is fun to violate AnimalStereotypes. Like when a mouse [[IncrediblyLamePun bullies]] a bull.
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