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''[[http://www.commanderkitty.com Commander Kitty]]'' is a weekly WebComic by Scotty Arsenault featuring the misadventures of a cast of {{Funny Animal}}s InSpace

Commander Kitty is an aspiring spacer, always on the lookout for ways to [[GloryHound make a name for himself]] in the annals of space history, but with his resources consisting of [[TheAllegedCar a ship that barely holds together]], a [[BumblingSidekick barely competent helmsman]], an [[TheUnintelligible engineer that speaks in fluent gibberish]], a [[CloudCuckoolander little girl who's on his ship for no discernable reason]], a cut-rate teleporter he doesn't have a license for, and [[AIIsACrapshoot the most user-unfriendly AI imaginable in charge of everything]], it doesn't look like he's going to get there any time soon.

Meanwhile, after a job gone bad separates her from her crew and gets her arrested by the [[SpacePolice Triple-I]], rogue spacer Nin Wah is summarily [[ThrownOutTheAirlock thrown out the airlock]] and saved only by a chance [[TeleporterAccident teleporter accident]] that puts her on board CK's ship. She's not happy with being shanghaied into his crew of fools, but once she learns he's going to team up with [[TheAce Ace]] and his Velvet Knight crew for a job, she plays along...if only for a chance at joining up with the greatest spacer crew in the galaxy.

Little do any of them realize that the villain who lured Nin Wah's crew into a trap is still at large, and the key to her plans of galactic conquest is a certain legendary spacer's brain!

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!!Tropes:

* AbortedArc: The comic ended half way through a story, lay fallow for a year or more, and rebooted when it returned.
* AccidentalAimingSkills: Aiming for a [[SpaceFighter skyfly]], CK manages to [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/04/11/kachow/ put a torpedo into the exhaust port of a Triple-I space station]].
* TheAce: Ace starts this way, in relation to Kitty, but it gets deconstructed when Mittens proves to be an even better commander than Ace, and he winds up in a HeroicBSOD.
* AffectionateParody
* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:The very first scene.]]
* AllThereInTheManual: Thus far, the name of CK's ship, has only been revealed in a lone response on the [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151326865925259&set=a.215101020258.176419.213857110258&type=1&relevant_count=1 Facebook Page]]. It's called the CC Pomatus, by the way.
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: The Tagged have blue fur.
* ArmCannon: Turns out those Gazelle dorks really did have good reason to be scared of Nin Wah's prosthetic after all!
* ArtEvolution: Quite a bit between the original run and the reboot.
* ArtificialLimbs: Nin Wah's right arm. [[spoiler: For a time, [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/08/07/enemy-among-us/ it looked like she'd had a flesh-and-blood arm grafted back on]], but it turned out [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/12/11/did-you-try-rebooting/ that particular Nin Wah was really an android duplicate]].]]
* ArtShift: Mittens and Fluffy hatch a plan!
* BadassAdorable: Nin Wah certainly [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/02/06/and-shes-all-out-of-bubblegum/ has her moments]]
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: Pretty much everyone who wasn't a HalfDressedCartoonAnimal before the reboot. [[TheOneWhoWearsShoes Averted for the most part with the main cast]], though the majority of the background characters and the BigBad still go barefoot.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Mittens, and Nin Wah to some extent act as such to the Commander.
* BerserkButton: [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/01/31/bad-choice-of-words/ Calling Nin Wah "Lefty"]].
* BestHerToBedHer: A variant as [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/07/17/mouse-plays-mole/ Freeda seems to think it's sexy that]] [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/06/20/a-way-with-the-ladies/ Mittens stood up to her.]]
* BigDumbObject: Zenith Central is absolutely gigantic, [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/07/15/love-to-turn-you-off/ complete with]] UnnecessarilyLargeInterior.
* BodyHorror: Zenith's [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/06/12/the-tagged/ Tagged goons]], which are stitched up abominations made out of captured spacers.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Mr. Socks may be a big goof of a ferret, but he's one of the best engineers in the galaxy.
* CatsAreMean: ...CK doesn't do much to disprove this...
** Mittens however is a lovably meek doormat, while Fluffy is...too oddball to be that any demeanor really.
* CharacterBlog: [[http://twitter.com/CommanderKitty Commander Kitty]] and [[http://twitter.com/NinWah Nin Wah]] on Twitter!
* ChekhovsGun: Everything shunted into space...
* [[spoiler: CloningBlues: [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/01/01/seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time/ Explains a lot]]]]
* CloudCuckooLander: Fluffy, and Socks, and even Kitty himself at points. Being one of those stories, [[CloudCuckooLand nearly every character gets a bout of this]].
* ContinuityReboot: Aww...
* ConvenientlyEmptyBuilding: Taken to the extreme when CK [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/04/11/kachow/ accidentally blows up an entire Triple-I space station]]...only for the very next comic to reveal [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/04/18/dun-dun-daaaah/ everyone had evacuated to the sister station on the other side of the planet]].
* CrazyJealousGuy: Ace, after the InnocentInnuendo.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Who knew Mittens had it in him to be a HyperCompetentSidekick with just a little positive reinforcement?
* TheDitz: *cough* Fluffy *cough*
* DoubleTake: "'''GAH!! SPACE ZOMBIES!!!''"
** '''Immediately''' followed by: "Why did you put a ''leash'' on an ''eggplant''?"
* DeadPanSnarker: Why exactly would anyone want an AI with an attitude that bad?
* DreamSequence: Too bad for CK, huh?
* [[EmbarrassingFirstName Embarrassing Real Name]]: CK's in the pre-reboot comic. [[TheUnreveal Never said on-page.]]
* EveryoneHasStandards: Ace very quickly [[BreakTheHaughty puts Mittens in his place]] after he ([[InnocentInnuendo supposedly]]) [[GreenEyedMonster gets too close to Freeda]], though even he seems to feel visible pity for Kitty's treatment of him afterwards.
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Including [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/12/05/dont-wait-up/ "Slaughterhouse."]]
* EvilTwin: The characters who Kitty and Co. would appear to be fighting every time the server returned from downtime were apparently evil versions from a MirrorUniverse. How did we know that they were the evil ones? Because Mirror Kitty [[BeardOfEvil had a goatee]].
* FailedASpotCheck: Ace, at first, is oblivious to Zenith's planetwide brainwashing. But he eventually comes around.
* FootPopping: Zenith does this in [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/06/26/bedside-manners/ two]] [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/08/15/nin-wahs-agenda/ strips]].
* FourFingeredHands: The entire cast.
* GeniusDitz: Mr. Socks
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/05/09/freaky-things/ Lampshaded so very hard.]]
* HandicappedBadass: While Nin Wah's cyborg arm normally [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/02/06/and-shes-all-out-of-bubblegum/ picks up the slack]], even without it [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/05/15/saved-by-the-bell/ she's a force to be reckoned with]].
* HeroicBSOD: Ace seems to be stuck in one at the moment.
** And now he seems to be trying to MurderTheHypotenuse (said hypotenuse being Mittens.)
* HeroicWannabe: Kitty
* HiveQueen: The Tagged leader.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Nin Wah has shades of this to the Commander, albeit with the odd NotSoDifferent moment (especially following Kitty's CharacterDevelopment).
* InexplicablyAwesome: Fortiscue, surprisingly. He's a sheep kid who's only backstory is a list of the [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/03/27/one-more-cant-hurt/ amazing things he's invented]] ([[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters that all turned against him]]).
* InnocentInnuendo: What triggers Ace's jealous rage.
* InsistentTerminology: [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/04/27/ow/ "It's not a pageant, it's a contest!"]]
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: There are a few characters who can actually understand what Socks is saying.
* IsThisThingStillOn: [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/04/03/best-laid-plans-of-mouses/ What happens when "Speaker" is the default setting.]]
* IWasQuiteAFashionVictim: One filler part shows the [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2013/01/20/space-memories/ Velvet Knight crew isn't too happy to see how they were dressed on the over of an old magazine]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The Commander is a cowardly egotistical JerkAss for the large part, but he shows some genuine camaraderie to his team when it's due. Nin Wah is a light example, she's rough around the edges but otherwise makes friends with the team surprisingly quick.
* JustAMachine: [[spoiler: The general opinion the galaxy seems to have of robots, given how characters react to Mecha Nin Wah and Zenith's current states.]]
* KangarooCourt: Nin Wah was instantly found guilty for smuggling, kidnapping and terrorism, was given a trial by media at the same time, and sentenced to 15 minutes of community service (cleaning up the station outside.) Due to budget cutbacks, they wouldn't provide a space suit, making it really a death penalty. Naturally, they didn't have much of a budget to attempt a recovery operation, constraining it to just two warning shots.
* LegoBodyParts: Happens to CK after a TeleporterAccident. His head, arms, legs, and torso are scattered around the room, but his tail is swapped with Fluffy's.
* LimbSensationFascination: [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/08/07/enemy-among-us/ Nin Wah seems quite pleased with having her arm back.]] [[spoiler: [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/12/11/did-you-try-rebooting/ Too bad for her she's just an android duplicate.]]]]
* LongRunner: The comic's been going on since some people heading to college were still in grade school.
* LovableCoward: Mittens. Kitty in a [[DirtyCoward better light.]]
* MeaningfulName: Well, Kitty speaks for itself.
** The Tagged Leader, obsessed with creating perfection, is named Zenith.
** Nin Wah apparently means Red Panda.
** TheAce is named... Ace!
* MistakenForCheating: [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/07/24/fruit-its-yummy-and-not-bad/ Freeda loves nectarines]]. Missing the last word changes the implication.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Zenith and her constructed boyfriend.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: "[[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/10/14/the-tao-of-fluffy/ An intelligent life form... and]] [[spoiler:Fluffy]]"
* NonSequiturThud: Fluffy would kind of reset for a few minutes if asked a non-sequitur question, with a physical thud. Sadly, there's no examples online since the reboot.
* TheNudifier: [[spoiler: Ace's adjustments to the [[TeleporterAccident teleporter]] cause this to happen only to Mittens.]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: [[http://twitter.com/CommanderKitty/status/3564273957 Yep.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Surprisingly, Kitty ''himself'' gains this role during the Zenith arc, being the only one to [[spoiler: think to just yank out the hard drive with the galaxy's population on it and wanting to plan their escape while everyone insisted he get a new outfit.]]
* [[PandaingToTheAudience Red Panda-ing To The Audience]]
* PoliceAreUseless: The Triple-I kinda [[ZigZaggedTrope zigzag]] on this, being competent to pose a threat to the heroes, but useless against the ''real'' threat. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the majority wearing [[MindControl iKnows]].
* ThePollyanna: Ace, surprisingly. Despite looking for all the world like [[Franchise/StarWars Han Solo]] if he were a cartoon cat, he often has an almost childlike optimism about everything, from the prospect of meeting a JerkAss like CK to being completely oblivious to creepy crowds calling his arrival.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: With a [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/01/10/welcome-aboard/ belly]], in fact!
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: [[spoiler: Zenith]], so much that she doesn't even realize she's a robot. She's even implied to [[EatingMachine eat]] and cries at one point.
* SecondLawMyAss: MOUSE. [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/03/29/i-hate-the-living/ // I HATE THE LIVING...]]
* SexyManInstantHarem: This happens to CK early in the story. [[spoiler:Or seems to--it's part of the AllJustADream sequence]].
* ShoutOut: Has its [[ShoutOut/CommanderKitty own page]]!
* SimilarSquad: The Velvet Knight, run by [[TheAce Ace]]. Ace is charming, liked, and respected by his crew, and has a reputation as a spacer who can get the job done. In short, he's everything Kitty wishes to be but just isn't. Needless to say, Kitty doesn't like him one bit.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Nin Wah quite possibly takes more abuse than the Commander himself.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Kitty.
* TakeThat: A few [[CharacterBlog tweets]] are Kitty asking Webcomic/DaisyOwl and WebAnimation/HomestarRunner if he can have their audiences, [[ScheduleSlip if they're done with them]].
* TeleporterAccident: --although I'm sure Nin Wah isn't completely complaining.
** I don't think she's quite as happy about the [[spoiler:army of alternate reality Fluffys]] that it materialised though!
* ThrownOutTheAirlock: Until deemed fit to re-enter society.
* TheUnintelligible: Dook dook. (Mr. Socks)
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: Zenith may be Fortisque's creation, but she is very much in charge.
* TwoWayTapping: The mouse is able to eavesdrop on Zenith while on the ship, allowing the team to make a plan. [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/04/03/best-laid-plans-of-mouses/ Fling!]]
* UnsoundEffect: '''[[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/06/03/this-years-model/ FERRET!]]'''
* UnwillingRoboticisation: The Tagged (or rather, [[spoiler:clones thereof]]. Yes, instead of directly [[spoiler:creating androids from scratch, the Zenith project makes clones with are later roboticized on the fly]])
* VillainousBreakdown: Zenith has one after finding out that robots and [[MixAndMatchCritters stitched up abominations]] [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/08/28/process-of-elimination/ can't have children together]].
* VillainProtagonist: Played with [[spoiler: in the opening dream sequence]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/crew/ "Mr Socks is Kitty’s best friend. You can tell by the way they are fighting all the time."]]
** Arguably also Kitty and Nin Wah.
* WeaselMascot: Socks, though he doesn't really live up to the stereotype.
* WebcomicTime: Just don't ask about the bus. Just don't. Ever.
* WrongGenreSavvy: CK seems to [[HeroicWannabe think he's the hero]]. Ace is the more likely candidate, [[spoiler: but that's turned on its head when Mittens outclasses them both]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/08/14/one-hundred-percent/ After waking up on a hospital bed aboard Zenith Central]], Nin Wah, because [[spoiler: she's really [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/12/11/did-you-try-rebooting/ an android clone.]]]]