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--> '''Jason''': Are you dense?! She's a witch!
--> '''Robin''': She's not a witch!
--> '''Jason''': She's a witch!
--> '''Robin''': She's not a witch!
--> '''[[RightBehindMe Anne]]''': Actually...I'm a Wotch.

[[AmericanPie So, this one time at band camp...]] a teenage girl found a magic flute that revealed to her that she is [[http://www.thewotch.com/ The Wotch]], an extraordinarily powerful magical girl who appears once in each generation. Her magic is discovered by two boys shortly after she transfers to Tandy Gardens high school, and the three wrestle with magical emergency after magical emergency, brought on by a shadowy BigBad figure. HilarityEnsues... and "[[GenderBender no gender is safe]]".

A {{Webcomic}} with a MundaneFantastic theme, varyingly zany adventures with an overarching MythArc, and almost every possible variety of ShapeShifting oozing out of its suddenly feminine ''ears''. The art goes from poor to unspectacular-but-fitting. ''The Wotch'' has a sense of fun and does some good romps if you can get into it and like, or don't mind, the levels of [[TransformationComic things turning into other things]].

Spawned a number of [[SpinOff spinoffs]], the most notable being [[http://cheer.thewotch.com/index.php The Wotch: Cheer]], about a group of [[JerkJock jocks]] [[GenderBender turned into]] [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders Cheerleaders]]. ''{{Cheer}}'' now has its own page so please post all ''{{Cheer}}'' related examples there.
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!!This comic provides examples of:

* ABoyAndHisX: "A Girl and Her Blob", the Ming + Myrrh LowerDeckEpisode. The series itself could be considered "A Boy and His Wotch," but the trope doesn't fit due to Anne being a sentient human main character.
* ACupAngst: Anibelle is constantly teased about the size of her, er, "wings and horns" by her much more developed sister Drax.
* AndADietCoke: See [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2005-06-06 here.]]
-->'''Sonja:''' Let;s see... I'll take a large popcorn... Some nachos... A pretzel... Bag of M&M's... And Reese's Pieces... And Junior Mints... Slice of pizza... A pickle... Maybe some cotton candy... Hm... What to drink...
-->'''Larry:''' Let me guess: Diet coke?
-->'''Sonja:''' Are you calling me fat?
* AndIMustScream: A running "gag" of sorts is that anytime anyone is turned to stone, they are sentient during the statufication. Specifically follows the characters of Scott and Rosetta around, [[spoiler: though it does get fixed, at least in Scott's case]]. Played for laughs [[strike:less]] more than for horror.
* ArtEvolution: Since it returned, the creator of ''WebComic/CityOfReality'' has taken over as artist, leading to much better art quality. Even before that, compare [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2002-11-21 this]] to [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2008-02-29 this]].
* AuthorAppeal
* AuthorGuestSpot
* BadassNormal: Robin, a completely average teenager with a bit of martial arts training can somehow hold his own with supernatural creatures on a fairly regular basis. Most of the time he waits until Anne or somebody else magical is distracting the creatures before charging in, and half the time Anne's slapped him with a spell that augments his natural fighting prowess considerably. He's aware he's still near the bottom of the totem pole, and a bit sore about it too.
* BalefulPolymorph: ubiquitous.
* BigEater: Myrrh -- literally so, as processed sugars seem to cause her body to grow to insanely huge sizes. In addition, her body seems to eat regardless of her intention -- getting hit with a dodgeball caused it to embed inside her and start to digest.
* BilingualBonus / StealthPun: Just as Jason [[spoiler: said that the werewolf couldn't be Samantha Wolf (way too obvious), she shows up. For those who don't speak French, SpeakOfTheDevil translates roughly into "When one speaks of the wolf (he sees his tail)".]]
* BlobMonster: Myrrh, of the CuteMonsterGirl variety.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Jason, Robin and Anne respectively.
* BodyHorror
** Largely averted as most transformations are fairly quick and "poofy", but played straight by Xaos, who inflicts slow and horrifying transformations as punishments.
** Recently, [[TheMentor Miranda]] inflicted a gradual form of the usual gender-bending on the {{Masquerade}}-breaking SchoolNewspaperNewsHound and two innocent bystanders as punishment. It even ''rewrites reality'' so that only they remember what was "normal" for them. This is portrayed as freaky and wrong, and all laws of narrative causality say that it's going to blow up on her face big time.
* BreakTheHaughty: The increasingly annoying Lucius and Maggie of the "The MOST Most Dangerous Game" arc finally get their due when they [[spoiler: nearly kill Robin, angering Anne enough to force her into [[OneWingedAngel the Wotch equivilant]] of [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender the Avatar state]].]] What really sells it is that, A) due to a ScheduleSlip, we've been waiting two years for this, and B) that even as [[spoiler: everything crumbles around them]] they try to cling on to their smug attitude. [[http://thewotch.com/?date=2012-01-17 They fail]] [[http://thewotch.com/?date=2012-02-13 to do so]].
--> '''Maggie:''' '''What is she?!'''
* BSideComics: Genie World
* CanonImmigrant
** Bit character Myrrh started off as a random doodle on the spinoff comic artist's art gallery and was imported into the main comic proper.
** ... As was the centaur girl, Glock's MIB group, and doubly so for the Samantha Stone (once for the design and once for the name)
** Not a full-fledged character immigration so much as a trait immigration, but the first time Anibelle's different colored eyes are clearly visible is in [[http://www.thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2007-01-24 a guest comic]]. The next time she appears in the canon, [[http://www.thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2008-08-15 this is part of her character]].
** Also, Xaos' secretary.
* CargoShip: In-universe example (if one-sided in affections): Cassie / Mall plant
* CatFight: [[http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2004-09-20 Literally.]]
* ChekhovsGun
* ChekhovsGunman
* CloudCuckoolander: Lord Sykos and his PerkyFemaleMinion Aimee in ''The Wotch''. Jo in ''Cheer!''.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Lampshaded.
* {{Crossover}}: With AccidentalCentaurs. And [[spoiler:The Wicked Witch of the West]] is the villain of said crossover.
* CuteMute: Myrrh. Innocent? Check. Doesn't speak? ''* Holds Up a Sign Saying Yes* ''. Otherworldly? [[BlobMonster You bet.]] Unaware of Social Conventions? [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Oh yeah.]] Cute? ... Maybe. But then again, [[http://gallery.cheercomic.com/displayimage.php?album=3&pos=2 this is her original design]], so...
* CuteWitch
* DeadpanSnarker: Jason.
* DeepImmersionGaming
* DescriptionCut
-->'''Miranda''': ''We must be extra cautious. It is not as though this threat will announce its arrival.''\\
''[cut to]'' '''Janitor''': ''...Setting up this gym myself. This is just cr-- [finds Note] Whoa, what the? What is this?''\\
'''Note''': ''To whom it may concern. Lord Sykos is announcing his arrival. Please take the time to prepare a proper welcoming party of at least thirteen maidens to greet him.''
* DifferentForGirls
* EarthquakesCauseFissures: Spoofed when age-regressed Anne triggers an earthquake that causes a fissure that "Miss E"/Teen-Lilly falls into-- only to find out its just a foot deep.
-->'''"Miss E"/Teen-Lilly:''' [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2006-05-26 Thank goodness movies lie about that...]]
* EducationThroughPyrotechnics
* EnemyWithout: Anneger.
* [[EvenTheDogIsAshamed Even the Phoenix Is Ashamed]]: Miranda treads perilously close to the MoralEventHorizon when she [[spoiler: genderbends Ivan and indirectly does the same to two of his friends for trying to tell the truth about The Wotch, plus altering reality so no one except them remembers they were ever their original sexes]]. She only stops short of it by expressing some conflict with the decision shortly after chewing Ivan out for complaining about this setup, but the moment she starts to justify it to herself, she's cut short when Arizona gives her a silent DeathGlare.
* EverythingIsBetterWithPenguins: A Penguin PIRATE, at that!
* EvilChancellor: Subverted.
* ExpressiveAccessory: Evan's shirt has a big "'''[[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2005-05-27 E]]'''" on it (Most characters call him E). When he turns into a [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2005-05-30 4-year old girl,]] it changes to a ''lowercase'' "'''e'''", and most people call him Lilly (Lil' E). During Chapter 17: Adventures in Babysitting, when Lilly gets a magical age-up to her teens, her shirt has a [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2006-04-21 cursive, lowecase "l".]]
* ExpressiveShirt: See ExpressiveAccessory
* ExtendedDisarming: Glock in ''DOLLY''.
* {{Expy}}: The outfit Anger!Anne is wearing when Original!Anne, Jason and Robin find her in the gym is the same that [[BuffytheVampireSlayer Willow Rosenburg's]] vampire counterpart wears.
* EyepatchOfPower
* TheFaceless: Xaos. His face is revealed only in [[http://www.thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2008-08-29 this flashback]].
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: The members are DOLLY [[http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2006-09-08 are inexplicably armed with lasers.]]
* FillerStrips
* FountainOfYouth: 21-year-old Evan seems to be addicted to spending his off hours as the four-year-old Lily, which does sound like an awesome stress reliever. It's pointed out that such escapism is not entirely healthy, and he's occasionally shown making an effort to improve his adult life.
* FreakyFriday
* FunWithAcronyms
** D.O.L.L.Y. The acronym is never explained, though it has been ''almost'' explained ''three times''. They only get as far as "Daughters Of" before being cut off.
** Also, [[GenderBender T]]andy [[{{Transgender}} G]]ardens.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent
** There's a kid on a skateboard who runs into telephone poles a lot. See [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2003-07-18 here]] and [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2006-05-31 here.]] He gets a slightly more important role [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2005-06-29 here.]]
** The book "Sonjette" throws at Teen-Lilly to get her attention [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2006-06-02 here]] is called "How To Become More AWARE Of the Mystical World Around You".
* FurryFandom: Oddly, an in-universe example: A furry fandom is intentionally cultivated and abused by lycanthropes for use in keeping up TheMasquerade. For example, they host a tourist festival/furry convention at "Werewolf Mountain" and encourage people to dress up in fake ears, fursuits and other such getup... which allows the werewolves to walk around openly shifted without any problems. Some of them even run ''stores'' while fully wolfed-out.
* GenderBender: "Ka-girl" is practically a CatchPhrase.
* GenderRestrictedAbility: Wotches cannot be male. To the point that they're immune to genderbending. Presumably the Worlock can also only be male, but it hasn't been brought up so far.
* GenreBlind
** The leader of D.O.L.L.Y. comes back to gloat on top of a nearby roof, just in time for the GenreSavvy Miranda to [[spoiler:ShootTheDog.]]
** She also decided it was a good idea to [[spoiler:betray ''two'' extremely powerful magic users, at least one of whom was more or less totally loyal at that point in time, for extremely flimsy reasons.]]
* GenreSavvy: Jason catches on to his GenderBender RunningGag fast, and at one point volunteers for a female role in a caper without realizing that there are perfectly serviceable girls available because he assumes he'd end up that way anyway. Miranda also gets a few moments of these, not that Anne and crew will listen to her.
* GirlPosse: Subverted twice.
* GoGoEnslavement
* GoodAngelBadAngel: And Angry Angel, and Prideful Angel, and Lusty Angel, and...
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Ti'el casually ''loses an arm'' and is teased by her partner when she reacts.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: In the midst of a LesYay-laden Katie/Wolfie LowerDeckEpisode, Katie [[http://specials.thewotch.com/?date=2010-02-02 says of her romantic woes]] that she's "[[UnusualEuphemism never going to move to a Greek island to write intense relationship poetry]]."
* HeroesWantRedheads: If it were not for Jason's strange obsession with redheads, he and Robin would not have discovered Anne's secret in the first place and missed out on crazy adventures and much hilarious [[GenderBender gender bending]].
* HeyYouHaymaker: Well, it's a [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2008-06-27 roundhouse,]] but the principle still stands.
* HiddenInPlainSight: The old "stage magic" trick
* HyperspaceArsenal: Quite literally, in the case of Glock.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Robin also gets a bit of this trope in season 1. The result? [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nearly destroying the town]].
* INeedYouStronger: Xaos explicitly states this as the reason he hasn't taken Anne down yet.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Blackbeak's pirate penguin prowess with a sword is too great to be captured by mortal art, it seems.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Gailadrea, a Dryad who wears a bikini top and miniskirt made out of growing leaves. Mind you, her ''hair'' is also made out of leaves, pushing this into vaguely {{Stripperific}} territory...
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Ti'el, being a (previously male) alien [[http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2006-10-12 has elements of this]], although she figures things out rather quickly. Myrrh, being a [[http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2006-12-20 slimey ball of vaguely human gel]], only makes clothing as a SightGag, but this doesn't come up often as she [[BarbieDollAnatomy doesn't really have anything to cover up anyway.]]
* InstantIceJustAddCold: [[http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2005-07-08 Here]].
* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: ''Lots''. The genie who was accidentally granting wishes, the various were-creatures, the mythos virus fallout, etc. etc.
* IronicEcho: How Robin finds out that [[spoiler: Cassie]] is a witch is her levitating her pencil, the same way Jason found out Anne was the Wotch.
* ItWasHereISwear: DOLLY's headquarters in ''The Wotch''; the dungeon in the student council room in ''Cheer!''
* JerkJock: Played straight and subverted, as the Jocks tend to reform after [[spoiler: spending a few weeks as brainwashed DOLLY slaves.]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Natasha Dahlet of DOLLY is turned into a dolly]], although she is still alive [[NightmareFuel and sentient]], [[AndIMustScream but unable to move]]
* KarmicTransformation: [[spoiler: DOLLY is defeated when Anne turns many of them into boys]], also the chauvinist [[JerkJock Jerk Jocks]] who become the ''Cheer!'' Squad are examples. See also KarmicDeath above.
* KnightTemplar: [[spoiler: Miranda.]]
* KungFuProofMook
* LadyLand: [[spoiler: DOLLY's stated goal.]]
* LatexPerfection: Myrrh's latest trick is to shapeshift into a normal looking person, clothing and all. Only downside is the green hair. Oh, and if she is distracted at all, she explodes.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia
* LastOfHisKind: The Uricarn Demon killed all the other members of his species. He [[DidntThinkThisThrough didn't think it through.]]
-->'''[[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2006-02-27 Uricarn:]]''' I enjoy being your bit of controlled chaos. Beats just wandering aimlessly finding cheap thrills like I was doing after exterminating the rest of my kind. ...Which was kinda stupid in retrospect. Probably should have let myself grow up a bit before making that decision...
* LawfulStupidChaoticStupid
* LeeroyJenkins: [[http://www.thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2008-08-12 This strip.]]
* LiteralGenie: Lampshaded once, as a disease caused involuntary wish-fulfillment.
** Taken a step further when the gang unwittingly triggers a civil war between the genies who believe this trope should be followed and the genies who believe following said trope is wrong.
** In an odd example, being summoned though the [[ArtifactOfDoom Bottle of Ishitarru]] ''forces'' a genie to act like this...[[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor and not just with their current master]].
* LiterallyShatteredLives: Arizona.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: [=SchizophrANNEia=]
* LossOfIdentity [[spoiler: Ivan / Yvonne, Scott / Kelly, and Julie / ???]]
* LowerDeckEpisode: "A Girl and Her Blob", which focuses on Ming + Myrrh instead of the rest of the cast.
* LovePotion
* MagicalGirlfriend: Anne & Angie, although Anne and Robin never quite got the RelationshipUpgrade. The latest strips certain made it look like Anne was starting to get jealous of Cassie, although since Anne is the poster child for ObliviousToLove, probably not.
* MagicPants: Played Straight for 90% of the Comic, including the "Clothing changes to match the new body" version. Often mixed in with costume play. Subverted twice, [[http://extras.thewotch.com/?date==2006-12-16 in this filler comic.]] and [[http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2003-10-22 here.]])
* MagicSkirt
** Wouldn't be surprising if, in Anne's case, the "magic" is literal.
** Subverted with [[{{Stripperific}} Giladrea]], [[http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2008-11-07 offscreen, mind you.]]
** [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2006-01-16 Apparently Evan wasn't lying about the Wonder Woman panties.]]
* MandysLawOfAnimeGenderBending: Most of the time, it has been subverted on a couple of occasions more recently though. The first Wotch was subject to this, too.
* ManIFeelLikeAWoman
* MeaningfulName
** Tandy Gardens High School shortens down to [[TransGender TG]], which are also the only letters on school T-Shirts worn by characters - most obviously the SpinOff Cheer Squad.
** Also: Samantha Wolf. [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Three guesses what she turns out to be.]] This is even lampshaded at one point.
* MesACrowd
* MiddleOfNowhereStreet
* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: Lampshaded.
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: "Too potent a transformation spell?" [[http://thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2006-10-14 "Too potent a transformation spell."]]
* MyNaymeIs: Pronounced "Chaos", spelled [[XtremeKoolLetterz Xaos]]. [[TruthInTelevision Which is the Greek spelling of the word.]]
* NamesTheSame: Professor [[Theatre/TheOddCouple Oscar Madison]].
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2005-06-10 The Super-Sonic Space Ballerina Squad!]]
* NoOntologicalInertia
* NoManOfWomanBorn: Ishtaroo: "Your most powerfull display yet, and a direct hit, but it makes no difference. No mortal can..." *Gem of power Cracks* "Hurt... Us?" Angelique (A genie): " No mortal, true. But I'm no mortal!
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted.
--> ''Yeah, fine. I get to look forward to two fantastic monthly events now. One which turns me into a vicious monster and the other into a werecat.
* NosyNeighbor: Ivan. In an aversion, it bites him in the ass.
* NotNowKiddo
* TheObiWan: Miranda
* OffhandBackhand: Offhand gunshot, [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2009-01-27 actually.]]
* OneSteveLimit: Exception
* OnlySaneMan: Cassie is starting to take this role.
--> "I'm sorry; ''Why'' is this girl made of goo again?"
* OpenMindedParent
* OppositesThemeNaming: Scott Winters and Julie Summers.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Xaos does pretty much jack, although this is later explained: He's waiting on Anne to grow up. He's ''farming'' her. He's slightly busier when it comes to his own dimension, though he still prefers to delegate the more tedious jobs to his [[TheDragon Dragon.]]
* OrderVersusChaos: And in a subversion, the good guys aren't Order.
* OrphanedSeries: Averted. The first few postings under this entry are out of date.
** The last official story comic was posted [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2009-08-21 over a year ago]], on August 21, 2009. Since then there have been two filler arcs, but no real updates, not even news updates. The forums have been abandoned by the staff, although apparently the artist and writer have mentioned on other forums that the artist is swamped with her college courseload, and there's also apparently an embarrassment factor for having left the comic hanging for so long. In other words, there may be a revival, but it's unlikely at this point.
*** In addition, the artist of CityOfReality mentioned in his [[http://cityofreality.com/2010/11/01/08-07-thefutureagain/ hiatus posting]] that Anne would be working with him on ''City.'' This pretty much places the final nail in the coffin for ''TheWotch,'' although he does mention that the "partnership may go two ways".
*** The forums haven't been abandoned, though. They just have a new name: [[http://community.910cmx.com/ The 910CMX Community]]. And the rebranding might not have as much to do with the Wotch being orphaned as Webcomic/ElGoonishShive joining the 910CMX lineup.
*** They've officially returned, though with a [[CityOfReality new artist]].
* OrwellianRetcon: A [[http://extras.thewotch.com/?date=2005-08-10 2005 filler]] that originally featured Anne's husband at the time has been altered to feature the strip's webmaster instead.
* OurWerebeastsAreDifferent - Includes werecats and {{werewolves}}
* ParentalAbandonment: Through the first season, although no one's parents are ever seen.
* PeoplePuppets: Cassie in ''Something Wicked This Way Comes''.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Aimee -- a subversion as Aimee used to be male and is ''choosing'' to act out this trope, she even drops out of character to ask Anne to not mess it up for her.
* PieInTheFace: ''Cheer!''
* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: A variant -- [[{{Stripperific}} Giladrea]], [[http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2008-11-07 could you please not walk on your hands?]]
* PublicDomainCharacter: The [[http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2008-11-14 Jabberwock]] at that. [[http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2008-11-18 Yes, that's a Jabberwock]].
* PunnyName
** Cher Lita, Arizona the Phoenix, Rosetta (who gets turned to ''stone''), etc. etc.
** Lord Sykos, the psycho.
** Don Tello
** And, most obviously, Anne Onymous.
* RoleCalled
* RuleOfFunny: ''Cheer!''
* RunningGag: Scott being turned into some non-moving form, Irene and James switching minds, and of course, Jason switching gender.
** Also:
--> '''Person A:''' ''"I just have one question."''
--> '''Person B:''' ''"*Obvious question?* *Other obvious question?* *Third obvious question?*"''
--> '''Person A:''' ''"No, *completely different question about some small detail*."''

* SamusIsAGirl - And if not, will be soon...Ka-Girl!
* ScheduleSlip: The comic used to update MWF, but later started bouncing between once a week and T/Sa updates. When it came back after its most lengthy hiatus (see below), it's been generally good about sticking to its official once-a-week schedule, though there have still been a few skips or delays.
** Unfortunately, while it has been fairly good at updating once a week ''during'' an arc, there can be very long delays ''between'' arcs.
* SchoolNewspaperNewsHound: Ivan. [[spoiler: It bites [[strike:him]] her in the ass.]]
* SdrawkcabName: The school that the wrestler Samantha Wolf went against is named Ekaltsew Memorial High School. Ekaltsew = Westlake.
* SeriesHiatus: Several times, due to the author going back to school, getting divorced, and a dislocated elbow. There was also a hiatus that lasted so long (nearly 2 ''years''!) that many considered it an OrphanedSeries until it was finally relaunched on August 8, 2011, with CityOfReality's Ian Samson taking over artwork duties.
* SevenMinuteLull
* ShipTease: [[spoiler: Revealed as an April fool's joke.]]
* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler: Miranda's actions at the end of DOLLY]], as well as -- probably -- [[spoiler: her treatment of Ivan after he broke into her house]]. Although, she's getting pretty close to the MoralEventHorizon when she said that [[spoiler:Ivan was lucky she didn't just kill him, and the fact that she doesn't care at all about the innocent bystanders who were affected by her spell.]]
** It's worse than not caring, she deliberately included them as additional punishment for Ivan.
*** She did seem not so happy about it a few pages later, but then again it seems a bit like [[spoiler: the threat of the curse was what made him desperate enough to try to tell someone...]] giving it qualities of a SelfFulfillingProphecy.
* ShoutOut
** It's starting to seem like no webcomic is complete without [[http://www.thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2007-02-26 at least one]] [[http://cheer.thewotch.com/index.php?date=20070331 reference to]] the ''AceAttorney'' series.
** How did we miss the whole point of [[PunnyName Kirkashi's]] existence as a ninja? [[{{Naruto}} He goes to a ninjutsu dojo named Konoha run by a purple-haired woman named Anko.]] And of course there's his little adventure in the wardrobe...
*** And there's [=DeFrain=]'s magic red eye he keeps under his eyepatch.
** There's also [[http://www.thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2003-01-03 this one]], for Webcomic/ElGoonishShive.
*** And [[http://extras.thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2003-11-13 another]], though I think it might count more as a cameo.
*** There [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2012-02-20 seem]] [[http://extras.thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2004-03-08 to be]] [[http://extras.thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2004-02-25 a lot]] of Webcomic/ElGoonishShive shout outs...
** As well as [[http://extras.thewotch.com/?date=2005-01-01 this]] to ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}''.
** [[{{Pokemon}} Pika]][[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2003-05-15 chu?]]
** [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2004-06-25 A disarming charm with the incantation 'expelliarmus?']] [[Franchise/HarryPotter Sounds familiar.]]
** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer A dimension of]][[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2006-12-20 all shrimp?]]
** [[Film/{{Batman}} Where]] [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2006-08-16 does he get all these wonderful toys?]]
** [[YoungFrankenstein There, wolf. There, castle.]] [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2007-10-30 Here, comic.]]
** All of Anne's incantations are in the ''[[TheDarkCrystal Dark Crystal]]'' title font.
** The editor of the school newspaper is called [[Literature/TheMasterAndMargarita Ivan Bezdomny]].
* SidekickGlassCeiling: Robin and Ming.
* SmokeOut: Parodied with Kirkashi.
* SomethingWeForgot
* SpeechBubbles
* SpinOff
* SpoofAesop
* StageMagician
* StartOfDarkness: ''War Stories''
* StrawFeminist: Parodied with DOLLY.
* StuffedIntoALocker
* SueDonym
* TakenForGranite: Scott Winters and Rosetta, and occasionally others.
* ThatPoorPlant: The mall plant.
* TheThemeParkVersion: Genies
* TheUnReveal
** The meaning of D.O.L.L.Y. beyond the first two letters and the origin of Dee's tail.
** Not to mention [[http://www.thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2006-03-20 this]].
* TheVerse: Has quite a few spinoffs. Insinuated to take place in the same universe as Webcomic/ElGoonishShive, as well. However, this has been {{Jossed}} by Dan Shive for EGS, at least. [[CrossOver The rest though....]]
* TomboyishName: Alex, Jo and Sam, even though their names when they were male were completely different.
* TransformationComic: One of the {{Ur Example}}s.
* TwoScenesOneDialogue
* UndeadTaxExemption
* UnsoundEffect: Ka-GIRL! Also some others, like "floaty".
* WastefulWishing: "I wish you were a redhead!" [[RuleOfFunny Funnily enough]], [[spoiler:''the genie'' talks him out of it! Although, in this case, it's only because the genie can't grant wishes that affect herself.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Miranda]]
* WeirdMoon
* WeirdnessCensor: PlayedForLaughs; Tandy Gardens was inspired by [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Sunnydale.]]
* [[strike:Were]]WhereIWasBornAndRazed
* WistfulAmnesia: Ming.
* WolfMan: Several
* XCalledTheyWantTheirYBack: "[[DeadpanSnarker Oh, very original.]] [[http://www.thewotch.com/?date=2005-11-11 Batman called; he wants his exit back.]]"
* YawnAndReach: Larry and Stephen.
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