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[[caption-width-right:350:Left to right: Jacob Linkletter, Bud Oven, Autumn Pingo, and Tiffany Et.]]
->''"Where cognitive dissonance thrives! Cute furry little animal children will lead us into chaos!"''

''Precocious'' is a FurryWebcomic by Christopher J. "Chrispy" Paulsen that stars a rather large group of "superintelligent" children who live in two separate neighborhoods, and who just happen to be [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic canines and felines]]. The main characters are known for being completely insane in one way or another. Not very serious, but very funny, the comic is about those children/{{mad scientist}}s in their everyday lives.

[[http://www.precociouscomic.com Read it here.]]
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!!Tropes:
* ActualPacifist: Max, overtly. Yvette, possibly as well, though she is so timid it's hard to know what's in her head. Ursula almost certainly will be.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Jacob goes above and beyond [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/04/28 here]].
* AdultsAreUseless: Both subverted and played straight. Many of the parents are at least as smart as their kids (with the exception of Kaitlyn Hu's mother).
* AltText: Used mostly for LampshadeHanging (especially in regard to [[WhiteVoidRoom lacking backgrounds]], {{Spoof Aesop}}s, and incredibly {{egregious}} {{pun}}s).
* AnAesop: "[[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/08/11 Actions have consequences. Who knew?]]"
* AllJustADream: An arc of what turn out to be the kid's nightmares, [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2012/07/07 culminating]] in a ShoutOut to ''StElsewhere''.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Vincent is in love with Autumn; she [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/06/12 doesn't even know]] [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/07/26 he exists]].
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Inverted and subverted. Jacob (as Target Man) takes down the Supervillain Union and takes control of the Fortress of Evil...[[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/01/03 only to be taken down by Suzette (as villain Mylytant Femynyst) three seconds later.]]
* AmoralAttorney: Candice Givens, one of Yvette's mothers. She plays it to the hilt, too.
* ArtEvolution: Compare [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/03/09 Strip #1]] to [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/04/05 Strip #28]]. See a difference? Good. Now look at an even later strip, like [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/06/03 #87]]. Big difference, eh?
** An even more dramatic comparison is at the bottom of [[http://precociouscomic.com/extras/bonus.html this page]].
** Recently regressing, at least in detail. In chronological order: eliminating color strips altogether; eliminating almost all backgrounds or inanimate objects; positioning all characters at the same depth (with few exceptions). Color is back, for now, thanks to a fan contributor.
** However, now backgrounds seem not to be as much of an issue anymore, and there's even some [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/03/22 varied perspective]].
* AscendedExtra: The other side of the class (a.k.a.: the cast of ''Copper Road'').
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: [[WordOfGod Chrispy]] states [[http://chrispco.blogspot.com/2009/06/i-dont-like-drugs-but-drugs-like-me.html in his sketch blog]] that Vincent has an undiagnosed case of ADHD.
** And probably just the second-most visible of Tiffany's disorders, after her narcolepsy.
* AuthorAvatar: In his FAQ, Chris states that Bud was originally "a cartoony avatar of myself." However, a more straight example would be Kaitlyn Hu, especially in the ''Copper Road'' strips.
* BagOfHolding: Quincy keeps his comically oversized dice collection in a [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2013/07/14 normal-sized dice bag]], which causes Jacob to make a sanity roll.
* BarefootCartoonAnimals: The entire cast.
* BatmanGambit: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/04/21 "See?"]] [[spoiler: A battle plan that depended on what the enemy was likely to do.]]
* BedsheetLadder: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/02/23 All she wanted to do]]. Which is why her parents planted roses under the window.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: It took a while, but Yvette has finally found someone to be nemesis to.
* BobFromAccounting: Few realize that in addition to his years of accounting expertise, Bob is also a [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/copperroad/2012/10/03 talented movie critic]].
* BrickJoke: In the AltText of a strip After Mike gives Tiffany a computer, Sky says that next time she sees him she's going to [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/04/05 punch him in the face.]] [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/03/04 333 strips later]], she does.
** When bud said that he would put [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2013/04/30 crayons in the closet and forget them]] he [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2013/06/07 wasn't kidding]]. Bonus points for joke spanning multiple months
* {{Blackmail}}: Autumn has huge binders full of blackmail material. For each and every person she knows.
** Ms. Monster has some too, [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/02/12 apparently]].
* {{Calvinball}}: They call it "[[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/12/22 Suicide Kings]]", and it's complicated, so don't ask them to explain it. You wouldn't get it anyway.
** There's also [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/01/20 this strip]], the alt-text of which mentions the TropeNamer.
* CardCarryingVillain: Most of the children who even [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/06/30 play as the Super Villain Union]], but a special mention goes to Dionne, who even freely admits her selfishness and evil intentions [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/03/12 in a debate for class president]].
* CatsAreMean: Well, not particularly. Though it's probably no coincidence that the two nicest Gemstone kids are dogs (well, a dog and a wolf), while Dionne (said to have no soul) is a cheetah.
* CatSmile: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/09/29 Makes Tiffany look rather menacing doesn't it?]]
** Tiff, Bud, and Autumn (despite being a fox) [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/11/18 here]]
* TheChewToy: Jacob. Pretty much everyone but Max picks on him at some point.
** It's pretty telling when your {{Catchphrase}} is "Augh!"
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Ha ha ha ha ha! [[AvertedTrope You're kidding, right?]]
** [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/06/27 Autumn uses this trope to her advantage]]; she even wears a schoolgirl outfit in order to heighten people's perception of her innocence.
* CloudCuckoolander: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/09/23 Tiffany]]. [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/10/14 And how]].
* CommutingOnABus: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2012/09/06 Xander]] transferred to a private school, but still appears in the comic just about as often as he did before.
* CompanionCube: The On-Cue Ball, which is like a Magic 8-Ball...[[InSpace but talks]]! [[DeadpanSnarker And makes fun of everyone]]! [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking It even burps]]!
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Tiff's parents send her to the [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/02/25 box o' shame]] after Kaitlyn's party. [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/02/17 It back fires to some extent, though.]]
* CrappyCarnival: The "Fall Festival" school fundraiser.
* CreatorCareerSelfDeprecation: Kaitlyn wants to be a cartoonist. Everyone else tells her it's a [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2012/03/30 terrible idea.]]
-->'''Wen:''' So I thought you were supposed to be smart.
-->'''Kaitlyn:''' Cartoonists are smart. [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/copperroad/2012/01/16 They're just not rational.]]
* CurseCutShort:
--> '''On-Cue Ball:''' All signs point to I don't give a--
--> '''Shii-An Hu:''' KAITLYN!!
* DeadpanSnarker: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/01/10 The On-Cue Ball]] is an oracle! ...Or, very possibly, prerecorded snark.
--> '''"I'm sorry, I wasn't paying atten--I MEAN REPLY HAZY, TRY AGAIN!"
* DeepSleep: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/09/28 During break, offering such chances]]
** [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/05/27 And again.]]
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Dionne when on the clock at pageants; Autumn to a lesser extent.
* {{Determinator}}: Jacob's persona of Target Man, with the power to absorb all hits and keep getting up.
* DrinkingGame: {{In-universe}}. "With a little bit of creativity, anything can be turned into a drinking game!" [[DiscussedTrope so sayeth]] the [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/02/01 On-Cue Ball]].
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/01/01 Muffins]] ''of doom''. (Their inverse appears to be [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/12/05 cupcakes of bliss.]])
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: ''Copper Road'' is about the kids who live on, well, Copper Road.
* ExactWords: Autumn [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2013/04/26 offers to wash the dishes]]. She did ''not'' say anything about washing pots, pans, silverware...
** Later, Bette [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic//2013/10/02 orders the kids to run one mile]](approximately), but forgets to specify they do it in the designated track. As the other kids dash away, Max notes that they ''are'' following directions... approximately.
* {{Facepalm}}: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/09/11 Courtesy of Ms. Monster.]]
** [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/07/19 Not her first, either.]] To the EXACT same group.
** [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/11/05 An unintentional example]], courtesy of an annoying fly.
* FearfulSymmetry: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/04/30 a few strips' worth]] during the Gender War. Broken rather decisively, though.
* FiveManBand: Under the original main cast, most of the characters have atypical personalities for the roles they play, but nevertheless they fit into two parallel bands, one consisting primarily of Gemstone kids and the other of Copper Road kids:
** TheHero: Bud/Kaitlyn
** TheLancer: Autumn/Quincy
** TheSmartGuy: Jacob/Yvette
** TheChick: Tiffany/Vincent
** TheBigGuy: Dionne/Roddy
** TheSixthRanger: Max/Xander
** Which left Suzette, who stood alone. And for that, everyone was grateful.
** HOWEVER, the swapping out of Xander for Ursula has jarred the social order a bit. Now the bands of five are roughly Main Four+Suzette and Kaitlyn/Quincy/Yvette/Vincent/Ursula, with Roddy joining Dionne and Max as a trio either in the middle or above the fray depending on your point of view.
* {{Flanderization}}: Inverted (sort of). Most of the minor characters are introduced pre-Flanderized. Played straight, however, for Shii Ann Hu. Mentioned by trope name in the alt-text for [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/10/31 strip 237]].
* ForTheEvulz: Dionne's impetus to do pretty much anything. [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/01/26 Example.]] Not that the Gemstone Estates kids usually cite any ''other'' reason..
* FunnyAnimal
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: in the "The Protest" story, Tiffany is [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/06/08 found]] in both the "down with Jacob" and the "Team Jacob" groups.
* FurryConfusion: One of the many reasons Chrispy made all the characters either cats or dogs was to [[AvertedTrope avert]] this.
** The comments for [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2013/02/16 'Normal Clothes']] raises this point; when Principal Blessure decides to dress up as [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella DeVil]] it was theorized that in the Precocious world that the movie is about a woman who kidnaps children (of a specific race) in order to skin them and wear their pelts. In the real world, family movie; In a furry world, ''horror movie.''
* GenerationXerox: Autumn is fighting a losing battle not to become one.
* GentleGiant: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/05/20 Bud's dad Joseph]].
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Bud and Tiff during Autumn's paranoid delusion about their museum trip. Tiffany again after consuming an entire pot of coffee.
* GroundedForever: The Sapphire Lake kids' antics usually get Autumn grounded for eternity, though after a few days or weeks they usually open to negotiations.
* GuestStrip: During the "Party crashers" arc, while Chrispy had a broken finger. The guest artists included Matt Dawson (''SometimeAlone''), Brooke Eggleston (''AlsoBagels''), Irene Pitcairn (''SunElves''), [[http://www.soulgamer.deviantart.com/ Robert McConnell]], Carl Sjostrand (''[[GingersBread Ginger's Bread]]''), [[http://ndunlimited.com/ Terrence and Isabel Marks]], John Peters (''GypsygirlPress''), and [[http://www.nox07.deviantart.com/ Roman Utkin]] (who does a [[http://furries.ru/precocious/ Russian translation]] of ''Precocious'').
** A new set of guest strips began in March 2013, with a couple of twists on the theme.
* HandsOffParenting: Bud's parents, to the point where Autumn even forgets at one point that he even has parents.
* HardHead: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/10/21 You must have a pretty hard head]]
* HasTwoMommies: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2012/04/26 Yvette]].
* HeavySleeper: When she is not causing destruction and chaos or finding an addiction, Tiffany can normally be seen sleeping in the background
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: In the main comic, Vincent was formerly given this treatment. He appears more often in [[http://precociouscomic.com/images/incentives/50109a.jpg voting incentives]] and in the ''[[{{Spinoff}} Copper Road]]'' strip.
** Also, the Rights, the Hus' neighbors (mentioned only as another WhosOnFirst gag).
* HomeSweetHome: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/04/14 Escaping appointments]]
* HurricaneOfPuns: Occurs whenever Kaitlyn Hu (or anyone in her family) appears in the comic. ([[WhosOnFirst Hu's on first?]]) [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/copperroad/2010/03/18 this]] ''[[SpinOff Copper Road]]'' strip.
* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/04/21 Autumn's plan]].
* IncrediblyLamePun: Autumn [[ThrowTheBookAtThem tosses a dictionary at someone]]. [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/06/17 The victim says, "Your words have hurt me."]]
* TheIngenue: Ursula, due to her terminally sheltered upbringing.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Suzette resorts to it when she's short of things to be righteously outraged about.
** Also, [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/06/28 insomniac logic is a special kind of logic]].
** And Casey's "skipped a grade" antics [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/04/25 here]]
* InTheBlood:
** The Pingos are often joked to reproduce by cloning. As they all look similar and are great at library science.
** Joseph, Casey, and Bud Oven are all dangerously creative scientists.
** Yvette's two moms are a GranolaGirl and an AmoralAttorney. She has a lot more in common with her birth mother, the hippie.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Could definitely be the worldview of most of the kids.
* {{Jerkass}}: Dionne Crup, a pageant girl who despite hating pageants enters them to see the look of hopelessness on the losers' faces. [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/09/14 She seems to have the whole process down.]]
** BlondesAreEvil: as evidenced by her appearances in the colored strips.
* KillerRabbit: All the kids, in their own way. (Yes, even Max.) So much so that the former name of the trope, "Beware The Cute Ones", is the comic's new tagline.
* LampshadeWearing: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/01/25 Tiffany sports a lampshade]] at Kaitlyn Hu's birthday party.
* LargeHam: '''Bud Oven'''. [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/12/18]] LargeHam is his normal method of speaking.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Check out the [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/page/cast cast page.]]
* LookBehindYou: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/08/13 Kaitlyn, watch out!]] ...
* TheMaidenNameDebate: The Oven family's surname came from Sydney. Joseph changed his when they married.
-->'''Joseph Oven:''' I mean, my last name was ''Brungster!'' I couldn't subject my kids to that with a clean conscience.
* MediumAwareness: Ms. Monster [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/06/24 apparently has a rule against students saying her name in Chiller font]].
** Ivy Pingo [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/04/09 can also hear when her daughter uses an asterisk in her speech.* ]]
** There's also a gag involving the script in [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/01/23 this guest strip]].
* MyBelovedSmother[=/=]FantasyForbiddingFather: Ursula's parents, who basically raised her in an opaque, home-schooled bubble, and are still obsessive [[MeddlingParents helicopter parents]].
* NiceGuy: Max Zeit is nice to a fault. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Though he does have enough of a self-preservation instinct to know when to go along with everyone's schemes]].
* NoodleIncident: Whatever the Sapphire kids did preceding their hiding out at Kaitlyn's birthday party. One by one, supporting characters learned the details in tiny whispers indecipherable by the audience.
** Or how about the time they [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/10/25 set the lake on fire]]?
** Almost all of the children's unseen escapades are treated as Noodle Incidents unless the joke or plot specifically requires otherwise, as well as a wealth of NoodleImplements in play when their schemes have yet to come to fruition.
** Subverted with Tiffany's aging. Strip [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/08/18 893]] presents the accident that halted Tiff's aging as a Noodle Incident, but strip [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/08/21 896]] provides an explanation.
** The [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2013/11/16 "Orlando Incident"]] showed that the adults are not free of this trope.
** Heck, there are so many Noodle Incidents in the comic that it's even addressed in the FAQ!
--> '''Question:''' Will we get to see what happened when _____?
--> '''Answer:''' Probably not. I think some things are funnier when you have to imagine what crazy stuff went down yourself!
* OddFriendship: Max and Dionne. Apart from being in wealthier families than the others, they have almost nothing in common, yet they hang out together all the time.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Tiffany in [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/08/18 this]] request strip showing the kids as teenagers.
* OneHourWorkWeek: Nobody remembers what Gene Et's job description is or what he's responsible for. He's literally paid to sit in an out-of-the-way office and play video games all day.
-->'''AltText:''' It's okay if you want to punch him.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickName: Buddy Champ Oven...sorta. [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep That's actually his]] [[RuleOfFunny full name.]] [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/05/23 Blame his dad Joseph.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Kaitlyn. Her time spent observing the others has built up remarkable insight into the social dynamics of the class. She employs this to great effect [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/09/05 starting in this strip.]] The ensuing conversation provides her with justified time in the spotlight.
** Although Kaitlyn is the WordOfGod entry in this category, Max has [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/08/28 played the role]] from time to time.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The kids once [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/10/12 broke Ms. Monster]] by pretending to have been acting constructive and cooperative when she arrived late.
** Also, the reaction when Tiffany is [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/11/16 seen without her button]].
* OppositesAttract: Candice Givens and Eva Nutley, Yvette's mothers. AmoralAttorney meets GranolaGirl.
* PhraseCatcher: ''[accusingly]'' "Roddy! What are you doing here?"
** "You have no soul, Dionne."
* PilotMovie: The "Disorganized Sports" arc was partially used to introduce some of the main cast of the {{spinoff}} strip ''Copper Road''.
* PleaseSubscribeToOurChannel: In June 2011, the characters [[BreakingTheFourthWall broke the fourth wall]] for several strips in which they asked readers for donations.
* ThePollyanna: Max and Ursula both, although Max isn't completely oblivious.
-->'''Max:''' ''[to Ursula]'' Not all of them are nice all the time.
* PostKissCatatonia: Vincent, after Autumn kisses him for returning her dossier binder. Not that she cares much about him - she just really wanted the binder back.
* PresidentEvil: Dionne makes a ''campaign platform'' out of promising to be one of these when running for class president.
-->"Those who support me will be exalted. Those who do not will be destroyed. The minority is irrelevant. They have no voice. I can and will take from them and give to the strong. It's majority rule!"
* ProudToBeAGeek: Quincy.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/08/12 "THE BAKE SALE IS SCIENCE!!"]]
** BrickJoke: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/09/25 It's also salable.]]
* PunnyName: The Hu family, leading to many AbbottAndCostello-style jokes. The most blatant example is the matriarch of the family, Shii Ann Hu, for whom [[IncrediblyLamePun Incredibly Lame Puns]] [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/08/19 are used shamelessly]].
** [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/11/29 The alt-text mentions that the rights live next door]].
* ReplacementGoldfish: Ursula Xane replaced Xander Upton.
* Retcon: WordOfGod is that the neighborhood is more compact than it used to be, partially so as to let Gemstone Estates and Copper Road interact more.
* RoyalWe: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/06/29 Suzette speaks like this]] while going mad with power.
** Inverted later on, when a rare [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/08/23 Jacob Slam]] slings it ''right back'' at the self-proclaimed royalty.
* RunningGag: When Bud encounters Roddy, he often says "Roddy! What are you doing here?"
** And boy, does he [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/07/14 spin]] it and [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/07/15 spin]] it - until it is [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/12/09 spun right back]] at him, at long last.
** Running gags involving Autumn and her family include jokes about her family reproducing via cloning and [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/10/04 library science]].
** In the more recent [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/03/16 "internEt" mini-arc]], Rule #4 (first introduced [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/07/29 in this strip]]) has become a running gag and is regularly used in the comments section.
* SadistTeacher: [[MeaningfulName Ms. Monster]], though [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/09/11 considering]] [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/10/12 her class]] she pretty much needs [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/10/14 to]] [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/10/19 be]].
** And [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/08/03 she's in cahoots]]...
* TheScapegoat: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/06/06 Down with Jacob!]]
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers: Check out the trophy stand and alt-text in [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/09/18 this comic]] - poor, poor Roddy.
* SerialKiller... or at least, [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/03/13 POTENTIAL Serial Killer]]...
** Which becomes even more disturbing in the context of [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/04/08 a later strip]]…
* SeriousBusiness: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/08/12 The bake sale is science!!]]
** Also, in the intro arc, a simple competition about who the better supervillain is turns into the famous "Gender Wars".
** And the arc where Mr. Et discovers that Quincy killed his WoW character...not pretty.
** [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/04/07 '"Go Fish" is not a contact sport!']]
* ShoutOut: to ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'': Jacob Linkletter is [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2013/03/15 mostly harmless]].
* [[SinisterSilhouettes Sinister Silhouette]]: Ivy Pingo pulls this off rather formidably at the end of Kaitlyn's birthday party...[[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/02/12 or so we were led to believe.]]
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: As noted below, girls are just as likely to give, receive, spectate, or otherwise be involved with physical humour.
* SleazyPolitician: Dionne. She's not just proud of it; [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/03/08 it's her campaign platform.]]
* SleepCute: Tiffany; [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/07/03 She is Exceedingly Cute.]]
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The characters of Max Zeit and Dionne Crup represent each respective extreme of the scale pretty well. Which makes the closeness of their friendship all the more ironic.
* SnarkyInanimateObject: The On-Cue Ball, natch. It even provides the page image for the trope.
* SpeechBubblesInterruption:
** [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/06/30 Here]]
** [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/02/02 And here]]
* {{Spinoff}}: ''[[http://precociouscomic.com/archive/copperroad/index.html Copper Road]]'', about the character Kaitlyn Hu and the "other side of the class" that lives on Copper Road.
* SpidersAreScary: A ''really'' scary one [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/12/13 here.]]
-->'''Ms. Monster:''' Extra credit to the kid who kills it!
-->'''Dionne:''' Forget it! No grade is worth dealing with that!
* SpoofAesop: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/12/11 Evil's triumph over goodness is absolute]]
--> '''Alt-text:''' This one goes out to all the impressionable children!
** Also: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/05/04 "Moral of the story: Women are inferior?"]]
* StrawFeminist: Suzette, who more often than not proves to be an easily agitated womyn who always seems to have a speech ready.
--> '''Suzette:''' [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/03/24 So screw equality--Let's take it all!]] '''IT'S OUR TURN TO DOMINATE!!'''
* SundayStrip
* {{Tagline}}: "Because knowledge is a weapon!"
* TeamChef: Bud, especially with baked goods. To the point that if you see one of the ''adults'' baking something delicious it's probably to his recipe.
* ThemeSong: [[http://precociouscomic.com/extras/index.html A fan composed a theme song]] for the comic. Chris liked it so much he pretty much [[AscendedFanon made it the official theme]].
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Giving these is basically Xander's only purpose in this comic.
* ThrewMyBikeOnTheRoof: Never invoked literally, since for some odd reason none of the kids seem to have bikes. But common when the Supervillain Union is in session, or when Dionne is around.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Jacob, usually TheChewToy, has had a couple of moments in the sun.
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/06/17 Your words have hurt me.]]
* TitleDrop: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/02/11 Here.]]
* TorchesAndPitchforks: [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/10/08 Homeowner's association at it again?]] Though surprisingly that specific one is directed at Bud's parents rather than the kids.
* TradeSnark: Mommy Relaxation Time™
* UnfazedEveryman: Soren excels at this.
* TheUnSmile: Used to great effect [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2011/04/09 here]].
* VillainEpisode...or [[StoryArc arc]]...actually, to be precise, TWO Villain-centric story arcs. Somewhat subverted in that it is the [[VillainProtagonist main cast]] playing villain.
* WallOfBlather:
** [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/03/31 An example.]]
** [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/06/12 Another.]]
* WallOfText: Happens [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/03/23 whenever Suzette goes into a rant]], but is usually PlayedForLaughs. [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/03/31 (Another example)]]
* WaterGunsAndBalloons
* WeCanRuleTogether: Di-Va (Dionne) tries to recruit Jacob in [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/12/15 this strip]] and [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/12/16 this strip]] (both are rife with DoubleEntendre)
* WelcomeToTheBigCity: Ursula meeting the Sapphire Lake kids.
** Also, [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/03/23 Tiffany meets]] [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/04/04 the Internet]].
* WhiteVoidRoom: Chrispy leaves out backgrounds ''a lot''. It's not as much of an issue in the strips that are in color, though.
* WhosOnFirst: Crops up whenever Kaitlyn Hu (or [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/08/19 her family]]) is mentioned. Played straight and Lampshaded in the strip [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/10/30 "Hu's on first"]].
* WordOfGod: Chrispy typically replies to the comments people leave in the comments section of each strip's page and explains things when necessary. As well as occasionally on his [[http://chrispco.blogspot.com/ blog]]
** For example, he recently {{Jossed}} most of the potential [[invoked]][[ToyShip Toy Ships]].
* WorldOfFunnyAnimals
* WouldHitAGirl: Brawls among the kids are equal opportunity.
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