This is the ''Recap'' page for ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'' and is quite '''spoilerific''' as it collects the arc specific tropes. You might also be interested in the [[{{Characters/Roommates}} character sheets]] for all the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters.


!!Roommates Proper:

* ''Recap/RoommatesPages1Through221''
* ''Recap/RoommatesPages222Through484''

[[folder:Pages 485-506\\
School Daze]]

!School Daze
'''Pages''': [[ 485 Start of Term]], [[ 486 Mistaken Identities]], [[ 487 [=ART=],]] [[ 488 Health]], [[ 489 Turning Radius]], [[ 490 New Media]], [[ 491 Driver's Ed]], [[ 492 Rumble and Reunion]], [[ 493 Responsible]], [[ 494 That Place]], [[ 495 MLS]], [[ 496 Aunt]], [[ 497 Family Feud]], [[ 498 Art Major]], [[ 499 Time]], [[ 500 The Scottish Play]], [[ 501 Gee Officer Javert]], [[ 502 Social Justice]], [[ 503 Director]], [[ 504 Scholarship]], [[ 505 Good]], [[ 506 Don't Hug]]\\
'''Characters''': Erik, James, Javert, Jareth, Sarah, Christine, Jack Frost, Erlkönig's Daughter (Aisling), Tracy Turnblad, Indiana Jones, [[Series/DoctorWho Ten]], Tony Stark, Gandalf, Aziraphale, Mrs. Norrington, Erlkönig, [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Darcy]], Valjean \\
'''New Characters''':[[Series/SleepyHollow Ichabod Crane, Abby Mills]], [[Film/TheFall Roy Walker]], [[Disney/BigHero6 Baymax, Hiro, Tadashi]], [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Dorian Pavus]], [[Film/MadMaxFuryRoad Imperator Furiosa]], [[PodCast/WelcomeToNightVale Carlos]], [[Film/PacificRim Stacker Pentecost]], [[Literature/{{Discworld}} The Librarian]], [[Series/TheLibrarians2014 Flynn Carsen, Eve Baird, Jake Stone, Ezekiel Jones, Cassandra Cillian]], Film/ThePagemaster, [[Film/TheMummyTrilogy Evelyn Carnahan O’Connell]], [[Film/TheMusicMan Marian Paroo]], [[Comic/{{Batman}} Barbara Gordon]], [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Steve Rogers]], [[Film/TheForbiddenKingdom Lu Yan, the Silent Monk]], [[Film/{{Inception}} Eames]], [[Series/{{Leverage}} Alec Hardison]], [[Theatre/WestSideStory the Jets and the Sharks]], Enjolras, [[Creator/DCComics Amanda Waller]]\\
'''Running Gags''': Dead in Canon, Science Bros, Javert's Stress Level\\
'''Summary''': The school season starts once again and the campus is flooded with new faces.
* BerserkButton: Threatening to invoke [[TheScottishTrope The Scottish Play]] in a room full of theatre wonks (one of whom is certifiably AxCrazy)? Dammit, Eames...
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Amanda Waller's solution to the troublemaking Jets and Sharks running around campus? [[spoiler:Giving them a scholarship and enrolling all of them in classes.]]
* DrivesLikeCrazy: The natural result of [[Film/MadMaxFuryRoad Imperator Furiosa]] as the drive instructor.
* EveryoneIsRelated: Turns out that [[spoiler: Ichabod and James are cousins]].
* FunWithHomophones: The Lee building is for art students while the Li building is the gym.
* TheGadfly: Darcy sends the new art student to the [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting Li building]] [[FunWithHomophones instead of the]] [[{{Artists}} Lee building]]. Of course, since the art student in questions was [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Steve Rogers]]...
** Eames also seems to qualify when he teases the group with TheScottishTrope
* HumongousMecha: The science students and Tony build one.
* KillItWithFire: Jareth's reaction in [[ this scene]].
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: A lot of cameos in this arc.
* MagiBabble: Jareth and Dorian end up discussing the manipulation of time.
* MistakenIdentity: [[Series/SleepyHollow Ichabod Crane]] is mistaken for James apparently at least three times.
* MrFanservice: Sarah and Christine are very appreciative of Roy's arms.
* MusicalEpisode: ''[[ 501 Gee Officer Javert]]'', starring [[Theatre/WestSideStory the Jets and the Sharks]].
* OhCrap: Jareth's reaction upon realizing that video game characters had arrived on campus.
* TheScottishTrope: Discussed.
* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: Erik decides he'd rather deal with a twisted ankle than [[Disney/BigHero6 Baymax]].
* ThousandYardStare: Javert ends up with this expression when Enjolras shows up on campus.
* WhamLine: "Aunt Aileen?"
* XDaysSince: "Cataclysm Free for 0.5 days"


[[folder: Pages 507-519\\
Lab Accidents]]

! Lab Accidents
'''Pages''': [[ 507 Install]], [[ 508 Power On]], [[ 509 Update]], [[ 510 New Hardware Detected]], [[ 511 Run]], [[ 512 Log In]], [[ 513 Load]], [[ 514 404]], [[ 515 Worm]], [[ 516 Databend]], [[ 517 BSoD]], [[ 518 Reboot]], [[ 519 Reset]]\\
'''Characters''': Erik, Hiro Hamada, Tadashi Hamada, [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Dorian Pavus]], Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Film/{{Thor}}, Javert, Jareth, James, [[Disney/BigHero6 Baymax]]\\
'''New Characters''': [[Film/IronMan Dum-E]], [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} GLaDOS]]\\
'''Running Gags''': Science Bros\\
'''Summary''': Finally deciding to drag Tesla's invention out of the basement, Erik tries to store it on campus. This does not turn out to be a good idea.
* BigDamnHero: [[spoiler:Baymax]] bursting through a wall and fixing things.
* ContinuityNod: Tesla's invention from very early in the comic makes a return.
* DivingSave: Erik pulls this off to save Tony.
* DynamicEntry: Erik comes crashing through the ceiling to face [=GLaDOS=]
** And then Iron Man burst through the door.
** [[RuleOfThree And after that]], [[spoiler:Baymax showed up]] by bursting through a wall.
* EvilIsPetty: [=GLaDOS=]
--> "I bet you think you're clever, but I can tell you I have stopped better scientists than you. They were also better looking. But that's not hard."
* {{Foil}}: [=GLaDOS=] and Baymax. Both are ArtificialIntelligence entities, but one is aggressive and spiteful towards humanity while the other is protective and kind.
* LightningCanDoAnything: Thor's lightning has some interesting effects on Tesla's invention.
* PapaWolf: Don't mess with Tony's bots. He won't like it.
* PsychoticSmirk: Erik gives one when he decides to take on [=GLaDOS=].
--> "No, no, she's not wrong...''not about me''."
* SymbolSwearing: ''Musical'' symbols, in Erik's case.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: [=GlaDOS=], upon realizing that [[spoiler: Roboticized Tony and full-AxCrazy-mode Erik]] both unleashed at the same time isn't a good idea.
--> "Probability of convergance: 90.7%. Probability of (self) winning: .008%. Estimated incidental damage: incalcuable. Conclusion: [[{{Understatement}} Bad plan]]. Well. [[PrecisionFStrike Shit]].
* {{Understatement}}: Javert's comment when coming upon a half-destroyed and [=GLaDOS=]-infested building? "Well, this is a bad sign."
* UnwillingRoboticisation : [[spoiler:Tony]]
* WeHaveTheKeys: Javert reminds James of this when the latter grabs some dynamite to get into the lab building. (Later, when they get a little closer to the situation, James still thinks he has the right idea.)
* XDaysSince: "Cataclysm Free for 7 days (New Record)." Gets changed to zero when Thor's lightning hits campus, and then breaks down entirely as things escalate.


[[folder: Pages 520-535\\
Standalone Pages, Spa Day]]

!Standalone Pages

'''Characters''':[[Series/TheLibrarians2014 Eve Baird, Jake Stone, Ezekiel Jones, Cassandra Cillian]], Loki, Story, Aziraphael, Crowley

[[ 520 Query]]
* EEqualsMCEscher: Cassandra's formula about the rules of narrative.
* NoticingTheFourthWall: Cassandra actually presses herself against it.

[[ 521 Prose Edda]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: Straight from Norse mythology... Poor Loki.

[[ 522 Communications Error]]
* MemeticMutation: "Netflix and chill"

!Spa Day
'''Pages''': [[ 523 Snowman]], [[ 524 Arrangements]], [[ 525 Shipper]], [[ 526 Collision]], [[ 527 Destination]], [[ 528 Sauna]], [[ 529 Scry]], [[ 530 Vicissitude]], [[ 531 Sloth and Envy]], [[ 532 Plot]], [[ 533 Photographs]], [[ 534 Fireworks]]\\
'''Characters''': Aisling, Jareth, Erik, Sarah, Christine, Eponine, Darcy, James, Javert, Indiana Jones, River Song, [[Series/SleepyHollow Ichabod Crane]]\\
'''New Characters''': Yuki-Onna, Stephen Maturin, [[Anime/SpiritedAway Chihiro, Haku, Soot Sprites]]\\
'''RunningGags''': ActorAllusion\\
'''Summary''': Aisling decides to interfere in the lives of her brother and his friends by arranging a spa trip.
* TheGlomp: Aisling does this to Jareth
* InternalReveal: Sarah learns that Aisling is Jareth's older sister.
* NotAMorningPerson: Jareth
* SceneryPorn: [[Anime/SpiritedAway The Bathhouse]]
* SevenDeadlySins: Referenced by the title of the page [[ Sloth and Envy]].
* ShipperOnDeck: Aisling
* ShirtlessScene: Jareth, James, Javert, and Erik in the sauna

! Standalone Page
[[ 535 Recall]]\\
'''Characters''': Norrington, Socks, Disbelief\\
'''New Characters''': [[Film/TheFall Alexandria]]
* TheBusCameBack: Socks


[[folder: Pages 536-541\\
Hamilton, Fridged]]

! Hamilton
'''Pages''': [[ 536 Hamilton Part 1]], [[ 537 Hamilton Part 2]], [[ 538 Hamilton Part 3]]\\
'''Characters''': Jareth, Javert, James, Erik, Eponine, Sarah, Christine, Socks\\
'''New Character''':[[Theatre/{{Hamilton}} The cast of Hamilton]]\\
'''Summary''': In which the cast of Hamilton comes to visit the roommates.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Hamilton himself complains about his lack of screen time in the comic. The artist fights back.
* MusicalEpisode: Naturally

! Fridged
'''Pages''': [[ 539 Fridged 1]], [[ 540 Fridged 2]], [[ 541 Fridged 3]]\\
'''Characters''': Erik, Jareth, James, Javert\\
'''Summary''': The main four roommates argue with each other via notes left on the fridge.
* CallBack: [[Theatre/LesMiserables Javert]] doesn't want to get involved in anyone's bread problems.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Each roommate uses a different color post-it note: Yellow = Jareth, Red = Erik, Blue = Javert, Green = James
* WhamEpisode: While the first two sets of fridge notes are amusing little discussions between roommates, the third one involves a missing shirt that was last seen at the start of the Kings War arc.


[[folder: Pages 542-\\
The [[spoiler:Blank Arc]]]]

! The [[spoiler:Blank]] Arc
'''Pages''': [[ 542 Accession]], [[ 543 Silent, Alarm]], [[ 544 Falling Into Place]], [[ 545 Blank]], [[ 546 Flee]], [[ 547 Encroachment]], [[ 548 Yuck]], [[ 549 Intercept]], [[ 550 Occupied]], [[ 551 Secret Identity]], [[ 552 Kerning]], [[ 553 Interlinear]], [[ 554 Keywords]], [[ 555 Four]], [[ 556 Target]], [[ 557 Leitmotif]], [[ 558 Tear Down]], [[ 559 Shredded]], [[ 560 Libretto]], [[ 561 Drip]], [[ 562 Hypocrite]], [[ 563 Syncopation]], [[ 564 Crescendo]], [[ 565 al niente]], [[ 566 Creation]], [[ 567 Restart]] \\
'''Characters''': The Erlkonig, Jareth, James, Tony, Christian, Ariadne, [[Film/TheFall Roy Walker, Alexandria]], Sarah, Christine, Socks/[[spoiler:Fanon]], Disbelief, [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden, Bob]], Javert, Erik, Story, Music\\
'''New Characters''': [[spoiler:Blank]]\\
'''Running Gags''': Javert Carrying People\\
'''Summary''':In which a new Concept appears.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: In addition to Story, Disbelief, and the newcomer [[spoiler:Blank]], it seems that [[spoiler:Socks]] might also now qualify. He's going by the new name of [[spoiler:Fanon]].
* BigDamnHeroes: Erik pulls this off to save Socks and Disbelief from [[spoiler:Blank]].
* BigRedButton: While the color is unclear, the "Team Curiosity Scramble Button" seems to fit.
* CharacterTitle: [[ Page 545]]: [[spoiler:Blank]]
* DroolHello: [[spoiler:Blank]] does this to Disbelief
* EarlyBirdCameo: [[spoiler:Blank]] first appeared in the cover page ''[[ Conceptualize]]''
* EnemyMine: There seems to be a slight hint of this between Story and Disbelief and Socks/[[spoiler:Fanon]] when it comes to [[spoiler:Blank]].
** Story also tries to team up with Erik against the new threat, though there seems to be some insincerity on its part...
* GoThroughMe: Socks pulls this off to try and protect Disbelief.
* LetsSplitUpGang: James makes this suggestion in order to look for Jareth.
* OhCrap: Tony, Christian, and Ariadne all have this expression when they encounter [[spoiler:Blank]] and Jareth has it when he senses something is coming, but that also that "there's nothing there."
** James has this reaction when Socks tells him that [[spoiler:Blank is targeting "the imaginative. The ones who create."]]
* RedAlert: Tony tries to warn everyone about [[spoiler:Blank]], but he gets [[{{Subverted}} stopped before he can reach the button]].
* RuleOfThree: Harry compels [[spoiler:Blank]] to identify itself thrice. In his [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles series]], any magical being who is asked something three times has to answer.
* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: Roy's decision when he catches a glimpse of something creepy up in the catwalk above the stage is to grab the kids and run.
* SilenceIsGolden: There is no dialogue or sound effects for "Syncopation," "Crescendo," "al niente," "Creation," and "Restart."
* StealthHiBye: Erik winds up on the receiving end of one of these for a change, thanks to Story.
* TemptingFate: Jareth says his wards will ensure that "nothing magical is getting in without a key." A few panels later and [[spoiler:Blank]] is staring at the Building.
** James suggests [[LetsSplitUpGang splitting up]] during a crisis.
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: Javert apparently doesn't fit [[spoiler:Blank]]'s desires and gets rejected when he/she/it tried to target him.
* VisualPun: When asked to identify itself, [[spoiler:Blank]]'s speech bubbles are filled with blank sheets of paper and new document files with no writing yet.
* WhamLine: This one in [[ 556 Target]].
-->'''Socks''': Don't you see the pattern? The ones its going after? What they have in common? Roy... Alexandria... Jareth... Lady Sarah... [[spoiler:It wants the imaginative. The ones who create.]]
* WillingChanneler: When the threat is deemed to be great enough, [[spoiler: Erik plays host to Story and Music at the same time.]]
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:Blank]] attacks the Erlkonig with no issue on the first page of the arc.


!!Stuff not counted in the main series:
[[folder:The Proto-strips:]]
'''New Characters:''' Erik, Jareth.\\
'''Story:''' Standalone gags about the two characters sitting in a bar. The last mentions moving together.

* InnBetweenTheWorlds: Well, [[WunzaPlot Jareth and Erik sitting in a bar]]...

'''[[ What Does He Have...?]]'''

'''[[ Old]]'''
* ActorAllusion: Why Erik gets [[ younger]]. Still in-universe. Lamshaded by the characters.

'''[[ A Cute Comic]]'''

'''[[ Wrong Movie]]'''
* BrownNote: {{Creator/Dario Argento}}'s [[InNameOnly adaptation]] of ThePhantomOfTheOpera. Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned. Also look at the comment section and count all the [[SchmuckBait baited schmucks]].

'''[[ V-Day]]'''
* BreadEggsMilkSquick / BreadEggsBreadedEggs: "...drugs, girls, girls on drugs, [[UnsettlingGenderReveal girls you thought were girls while you were on drugs but who turned out not to be]]..."
* DrowningMySorrows: Valentine's Day is hard on a pair of romantic villains...

'''[[ What Is This Feeling...]]'''
* WaxingLyrical: A slight rewrite of ''What is this feeling... (Loathing)'' from {{Theatre/Wicked}}.
** There is a fan video that sets the comic to the song [[ here]].


[[folder: Covers & Standalone Extras]]

'''[[ Roommates: Erik and Jareth (Cover)]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' Erik, Jareth.\\
Published between the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Spoilers'' and ''100 Years War mini-arc''.

'''[[ Halloween 07 Roommates Special]]'''
* HalloweenCosplay: 2007. Jareth&Erik as James&Javert.
* MetafictionalDevice: According to [[ this]] {{Censor Box}}es are actual things the characters can interact with.

'''[[ Roommates - Christmas Special]]'''
* GuiltByAssociationGag: Poor [[TokenGoodTeammate James]] as a FunnyBackgroundEvent.
* MyNewGiftIsLame: Unfortunately, all of them got the very same lame thing. SantaClaus must have something against them. Subverted with Javert, who is quite happy to receive a hefty lump of coal in the middle of winter, considering today's rising energy costs.

'''[[ Roommates: Javert and James (Cover)]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' Javert, James.\\
Published in the middle of the ''karaoke arc''.

'''[[ Roommates - Happy Anniversary]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' Javert, James, Jareth, Erik, Aziraphale, Crowley, Sarah, Christine, Legolas, Todd.

'''[[[ Roommates: Crowley and Azira (Cover)]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' Aziraphale, Crowley.\\
Published around the end of the ''First Vacation arc''.

'''[[ Roommates: Legolas and Sweeney (Cover)]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' Legolas and Sweeney.\\
Published in the middle of the ''New Hire arc''.

'''[[ Halloween 2009]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' Erik, Jareth, James, Javert.\\
Published before the 3rd Sketch - Clean-Up.

* HalloweenCosplay: 2009. The main cast as classic monsters.

'''[[ Roommates: Death and Misto (Cover)]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' DEATH, Misto.\\
Published at the end of the ''Killed for Canon Meeting arc''.

'''[[ Roommates: Rule Britannia (Cover)]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' Jareth, James.\\
Published at the end of the ''Second Vacation arc''.

'''[[ Roommates - Mist and Madness (Cover)]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' Erlkönig, The Erlking's daughter.\\
Published in the middle of the ''Dark!Jareth arc''.

'''[[ Roommates: Femme Fatale (Cover)]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' Christine, Sarah.\\
Published in the middle of the ''Zombies arc''.

'''[[ Commodore Catastrophe Card]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' James.\\
Published afer the ''Zombies arc''. Club card for the ''Oh, No! James!'' club, or in other words the fanclub of the resident {{woobie}}.

'''[[ Holiday Special 2011 - Mistletoe Mischief]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' James, Éponine, Javert, Valjean, Aziraphale, Crowley, Erik, Mag, Mr. King, Mrs. Norrington, Jareth, Sarah.\\
Published in the middle of the ''Jareth's cold arc''.

* UnderTheMistletoe: It also demonstrates that [[TheGadfly Mrs.N.]] interprets kissing [[LecherousLicking rather loosely]]. Being CovertPervert runs in the family.

'''[[ While The World Spins On]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' Talahassee, Toby.
Extra for #220 Hunch.

'''[[ Roommates: Twilight Waltz (Cover)]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' Mr. King, Mrs. Norrington.\\
Published after ''Such Stuff...''.

* TheShadowKnows: Mr. Kings glamour isn't perfect.

'''[[ Roommates - Keep Watching (Cover)]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' Jareth, Javert, James, Erik.\\
'''New Characters:''' [[spoiler:Slender Man]]\\
Published in the middle of the ''Greet the neighbors arc''.

* JumpScare: [[spoiler:Keep Watching. It's animated.]]

'''[[ Long Live The King (Cover)]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' Mr. King.\\
Published in the middle of the ''Wild Hunt arc''.

'''[[ Halloween 2013]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' Jareth, Javert, James, Erik.

* HalloweenCosplay: 2013. The main cast as SlasherMovie villains.

'''[[ Snow Day]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' Jareth, Javert, James, Erik, Éponine, Legolas, Captain America.

* {{Corpsing}}: What Jareth seems to do... well, besides [[PowerFloats floating]].
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Legolas and Captain America shield surfing.
* HomemadeSweaterFromHell: Well, they are actually not that terrible... but Javert still refuses to wear his. Not that it helps and seems to be his lesser problem any minute now.

'''[[ Roommates: Conceptualize]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' Story, Music, Disbelief, [[spoiler:Blank]], ???\\
Published in the middle of ''School Daze''
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: All of them.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Two of the characters haven't shown up in the comic yet.

[[folder: Roommates Sketches]]
'''[[ R-Sketch 1 - Random]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' Aziraphael, Crowley.

'''[[ Roommates S2 - Pie]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' Legolas, Todd.

'''[[ Roommates S3 - Clean-Up]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' Erik, Jareth, James, Javert.

'''[[ Roommates S4 - Butcher Job]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' James, Javert.

* BrownBagMask: Javert after a shaving accident [[ here]]. Not only Jareth is guilty in the sin of vanity.

'''[[ Roommates S5 - Llama]]'''\\
'''Characters:''' Erik, Jareth, James, Javert.\\

* EverythingsBetterWithLlamas: Llama Special. This joke goes to Website/DeviantArt as llama badges are a must since the joke began its life as AprilFools in 2010.