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[[caption-width-right:229:Bodie, Kane and Ally.]]

''[[http://ypcomic.com/ Yellow Peril]]''--not to be confused with YellowPeril, though the reference is intentional--is a WebComic by Jamie Noguchi (former co-author of ''{{Erfworld}}'' with Rob Balder).

It is about three disgruntled employees of a soulless graphic design firm, and their dates, friends and relatives. The strip is called that because much of the cast is Asian.
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!!Contains examples of:

* AlmostKiss: In [[http://ypcomic.com/index.php?id=235 this strip]].
* AltText: Sometimes the alt text is just the title of the comic, but there's a witty comment buried there once in a while.
* AmazonianBeauty: Tara.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Bodie, as illustrated by [[http://www.ypcomic.com/index.php?id=33 this]] strip. His family is from an area that is near India and China.
* AnOddPlaceToSleep: Kane can sleep standing up.
* AncientConspiracy: [[spoiler: Of [[MilkmanConspiracy cooks and chefs,]] no less.]]
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: The side comic titled "[[The47Ronin The 47 Bronin]]."
* ArtShift: Tara's backstory is depicted in a graphic style imitating that of OsamuTezuka.
* AsianAndNerdy: Played straight with Kane, while the rest of the cast subverts or deconstructs Asian cultural stereotypes.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Steve, sort of.]] After Regenem agrees to [[spoiler: help Steve repair his reputation,]] he tries to repay them by getting them a gig with a porto-potty company. [[spoiler: It winds up being a cattle call, but they appreciate his help anyway.]]
* BaldOfAwesome: Greg [[ShoutOut Riddick]], Ally's boyfriend. He's so awesome even Kane, who'd like to date Ally, can't bring himself to hate him.
* BerserkButton: Kane does ''not'' like homophobic sentiment, in part because he feels guilty about allowing Lance to be bullied when he was younger.
** Kane has a lot of Berserk Buttons, actually, most not as serious as the above. This includes: dress codes, meetings, performance assessments, and pretty much anything having to do with the corporate atmosphere at [=PedantiCorp=].
* BiTheWay: Although she's in a steady heterosexual relationship, Ally finds herself attracted to Annie Gunn, a dancer at a strip club/burlesque.
** [[spoiler: And now that Greg and Ally have broken up, Ally has decided to take up a relationship with Annie.]]
* BigEater: Tara used to be a "pro eater," living on prizes from eating competitions.
* BizarreTasteInFood: For whatever reason, Ally thinks that eating raw oysters and natto (fermented soy beans), along with several glasses of beer and sake, is a good idea. [[VomitIndiscretionShot She winds up regretting her dietary choices the next morning.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Purana Prints, the independent print shop that Bodie and Kane peruse. The prices were good and the quality was great, but their requirements for acceptable media or file formats tended to be obscure and changed constantly, and they imposed random insane limitations on what they would or would not print. For example, only taking the obscure PCX format, or refusing to print anything their pet turtle didn't like.
** And when Bodie comes in for their most recent prints, the cashier refuses to accept the work [[spoiler: unless he asks in a HotBlooded fashion.]]
* ButchLesbian: Kane is attracted to a female martial artist named Zafira, and, mistaking her kindness and help for attraction, [[NotWhatItLooksLike kisses her in front of her girlfriend.]] [[spoiler: This woman eventually starts working at [=PedantiCorp=] under the name Killer Queen, and she has a ''grudge.'']]
* ChefOfIron: Julie, who practiced cooking while watching badly dubbed martial arts films, and was thus inspired to create a cooking-based fighting style. Then one of her friends decides to let her [[http://ypcomic.com/2012/10/29/combat-kitchenwares/ test a series of cookware]] [[ImprobableWeaponUser specifically designed to be used as both weapons and cooking utensils...]]
** Also counts for the guy who runs the bubble tea stand, [[http://ypcomic.com/2012/10/22/raijin-bubbles/ Thunder Bubble.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: Lance.
** When Lance and Kane first go to a night club, you can clearly see Ally waiting in line in the last panel.
* ClusterFBomb: Both Kane and Ally in [[http://www.ypcomic.com/index.php?id=181 this strip]].
** Kane, in particular, is fond of these.
* ComicalOverreacting: It seems genuine on Ally's part, but she has a hilarious freak out when she finds out that [[spoiler: Ally is a Republican.]]
* CompensatingForSomething: Kane's theory as to why his boss, Steve, holds so many meetings, is to justify the size of his paycheck and make up for the size of... something else.
* CookingDuel: Kane is challenged to an "art duel" by one of his idols, Anna Weiss, to see if he can get himself in a show at the same time that she'll be in town.
** [[spoiler: And a more literal cooking duel with Julie, courtesy of the [[MilkmanConspiracy Demon Spoons.]]]]
* {{Cowboy}}: Annie, a stripper/burlesque dancer, was inspired by her admiration for [[Theatre/AnnieGetYourGun Annie Oakley]], and so styled her [[{{Stripperific}} stripper outfit]] after the archetypal image of the cowgirl.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Lance, as an openly gay teenager, was bullied mercilessly throughout middle and high school. He eventually ended up in JV. [[spoiler: He also had a bad breakup with a long-term boyfriend that put him off of serious relationships.]]
* DeathGlare: While Kane tends to be more HotBlooded in his anger, he realizes he needs to suppress his anger in front of his bosses, so he can only clench his fist and glare at [[PointyHairedBoss their idiocy]].
* DoingItForTheArt: InUniverse. When Kane meets one of his idols, Anna Weiss, she suggests to him that he's spent so much time doing corporate design that he's lost what originally sparked his love of art. She doesn't [[http://ypcomic.com/2012/12/07/bus-that-doesnt-run/ accept his excuses,]] either.
* DressCode: Kane has to conform to [=PedantiCorp=]'s suit-and-tie dress code, much to his chagrin. And he misses the one meeting when employees are told casual wear is allowed on Fridays.
** NoDressCode: One of the reasons Kane seriously considers leaving [=PedantiCorp=] is that he would be able to go to work in a t-shirt.
* DrowningMySorrows: It looks like [[http://ypcomic.com/2012/08/13/demon-bottle/ Lance is about]] [[http://ypcomic.com/2012/08/15/uncorked-demon/ to head down this path]] after [[spoiler: Miss Jessie dies,]] but [[spoiler: it's averted when [[http://ypcomic.com/2012/08/17/out-from-the-darkness/ he looks over at a picture of her]] and is reminded of his love for her.]]
** Bonus points for the somber ArtShift.
** Though it's done wordlessly, it's implied from the demonic imagery that [[TheAlcoholic Lance once had a serious drinking problem.]]
* EthicalSlut: Lance tries to help his cousin to get a girlfriend, helps pay the rent, and is generally there to provide support and guidance where necessary. He's also a gay porn actor, and ''loves'' his job.
** Annie, a lesbian stripper, is also quite nice, although it's unclear if she actually has had many sexual relationships [[spoiler: or just the one with Ally.]]
* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex: Any member of the cast that's in a relationship (or not, in the case of Lance) is implied to be having a good sex life. Averted in the case of Ally, whose boyfriend travels a lot, and Kane, who is perpetually unlucky in love.
** [[spoiler: And now that Kane is dating Tara, it's implied that his sex life is quite good, if the pictures on his cell phone are any indication.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The staff of [=PedantiCorp=]'s tech support are only [[http://www.ypcomic.com/index.php?id=73 referred to by their call signs]]--respectively [[FistOfRage iRate,]] [[{{Goth}} Killer Queen]] and [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen Doctor No.]] They're collectively known as the [[RedBaron Pit Lords]].
* {{Expy}}: Lance's "breakout role" was as a Bruce Lee look-alike in a gay porno.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Steve. There are only two times his eyes aren't shut all the way. [[http://www.ypcomic.com/index.php?id=5 The first time we see here.]] [[http://www.ypcomic.com/index.php?id=207 And an]] ImagineSpot.
* FailsafeFailure: Averted. Kane's computer crashes, and the backup on the server winds up being useless... because [[IdiotBall he forgot to save another backup]] after the design requirements were changed. If he'd kept to protocol, he would've been fine.
* {{Fainting}}: [[http://www.ypcomic.com/index.php?id=113 Happens to Bodie]] just as Julie shows up for their date. Poor bastard locked his knees.
* GarageBand: Kane belonged to a ska band in college called "[[OldShame The Horrific Goldfish.]]"
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Ally can appreciate Julie's cooking [[http://ypcomic.com/2012/06/27/julie-wongs-test-kitchen/ just as well as Bodie can.]]
--> '''Bodie:''' I'm gonna need pictures of that honeymoon.
** Ally, [[http://ypcomic.com/2012/07/16/sweet-lil-thing/ you're not helping things,]] [[LesYay here.]]
* HackerCave: The Pit.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Apparently iRate and Killer Queen stopped a [[http://www.ypcomic.com/index.php?id=194 national crisis]] when they fixed Kane's computer. The storyline that was connected to it was deemed too out of left field to actually be included so it was dropped.
* HiddenDepths: Steve, though it's only rarely hinted at. [[spoiler: He temporarily affiliated himself with a white supremacist group in college, came from a small town, and may have a background in design. There is a possibility that, despite their resentment of him, Steve is NotSoDifferent from the other folks at Regenem.]]
* HotBlooded: [[spoiler: The cashier at the Purana Prints shop, who refuses to print anything unless Bodie asks in a sufficiently heroic fashion.]]
* IHatePastMe: Kane regrets not standing up for Lance when he was being bullied.
** [[spoiler: Steve seems genuinely remorseful about the time he joined a white supremacist group.]]
* INeedToGoIronMyDog: [[http://www.ypcomic.com/index.php?id=236 "I have to pee the glasses--huh--clean my toilet--huh--bathplace?!"]]
* IReadItForTheArticles: Regenem are asked to design a site for Kane's porn star cousin, and also to design new pasties for a burlesque club. This is why it was [[BlatantLies perfectly acceptable]] for them to be watching porn in a public cafe.
* IWasHavingSuchANiceDream: Both Kane and Bodie have erotic dreams that get cut short by the alarm clock.
** And Ally has a dream of Kane and Bodie [[HoYay wrapped in each other's arms.]]
* IWasJustJoking: When Kane realizes how much PedantiCorp has screwed him over, Ally off-handedly suggests for [[http://ypcomic.com/index.php?id=88 Kane to start his own business.]] While she's not initially serious, [[MyGodYouAreSerious Kane is,]] and this moment starts the rest of the plot.
* IWasQuiteTheLooker: Miss Jessy, back when [[spoiler: she played in an all-black, all-female metal band.]]
* IncompetenceInc: [=PedantiCorp=] is often portrayed as this, at least from the perspective of the main characters. It's part of what inspires them to start up their own business.
** The name itself comes from the word "pedantic," which means "to be overly concerned with minute details or formalisms." Incidentally, the main characters like to complain about how many meetings the company holds, and how many arbitrary policies they put into place [[SmallNameBigEgo to look like they're a much more successful company than they are.]]
* InformedFlaw: We rarely get to see the actual products the Regenem team makes, and have to be told how horrible they are by the cast. Apparently, Lance's website was the victim of LensFlare and [[TheNineties Geocities-style web design,]] among other major issues.
* JackOfAllTrades: Greg. It's part of the reason his skills are in such high demand.
* JerkJock: Subverted with the regular boyfriend of a girl Bodie once had a tryst with. [[http://www.ypcomic.com/index.php?id=149 Turned out the musclebound football player was a sensitive guy]]. Played straight in [[http://www.ypcomic.com/index.php?id=208 Lance's backstory]].
* KarmaHoudini: Kane, Bodie and Ally accuse Steve of being this. [[spoiler: Right until his past association with a white supremacist group comes back to haunt him.]]
** [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged.]] Eventually, Steve does get fired for [[spoiler: his white supremacist past,]] but after Regenim are hired to help him clean up his reputation, it doesn't take long for Steve to get hired at another company.
* KnowledgeBroker: Killer Queen, as one of the three folks in charge of IT at [=PedantiCorp=], has access to all the internet activity that goes on at the company. She uses this unfettered access to devastating effect.
** She's also not above [[TheCracker a little hacking]] to find out things she doesn't have immediate access to.
* LethalChef: Bodie tries to impress Julie, an actual professional chef, by trying to cook dinner for the two of them. He knows it's going to end badly when he manages to make a bowl of macaroni and cheese ''literally explode.''
--> '''Bodie:''' Julie's coming over tomorrow, so I thought I'd cook something nice.
--> '''Kane:''' Ah! I see! Nothing says "nice" like ballistic pasta for two!
* LikeASonToMe: Lance, to Miss Jessy.
* MagicalAsian: Like many [[AsianIndex Asian]] [[RaceTropes tropes]] in this comic, it's subverted. Gene, the head of Thunder Bubble, [[http://ypcomic.com/2013/09/04/helpful-advice/ invokes this trope]] when talking to Greg about [[spoiler: his breakup with Ally.]] He helps bring Greg to enlightenment... [[MundaneMadeAwesome with the power of bubble tea.]]
* ManipulativeBitch: Killer Queen, and a self-admitted one at that.
--> ''I could tell you how I did it, but then you'd owe me. You do '''not''' want to owe me.''
** Steve, as well, who [[KarmaHoudini always manages to wind up on top]], regardless of the circumstances.
* ManlyGay: Lance.
* MarriedToTheJob: Greg's 24/7 commitment to his job strains his relationship with Ally.
** [[spoiler: Eventually, he realizes that the relationship just isn't going to work, and breaks it off with her.]]
* MeaningfulName: When they present themselves in front of a prospective client for the first time, Ally, Bodie and Kane realize they haven't chosen a name for their new company. They eventually decide on Regenem, since their work has mostly revolved around repairing people's reputations or giving them a new start.
* MeetCute: Played with in the cases of Ally and Greg. They met when he fell at her feet from the wall he was trying to climb to impress her.
** Then happens again when [[spoiler: Ally catches Annie as she slips and falls offstage.]]
* MegaCorp: [=PedantiCorp=], which primarily does design work for government contracts.
* {{Meganekko}}: Ally is [[WordOfGod seriously cute]] with her glasses.
* [[spoiler: MentorOccupationalHazard]]: [[spoiler: The first time we ever meet Miss Jessy, the social worker who took care of Lance during his teenage years, she's dying of cancer.]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Julie takes cooking [[SeriousBusiness very seriously.]]
-->'''Ally:''' [[http://ypcomic.com/2014/04/04/gouda-for-you/ Is that gouda?]]
-->'''Julie:''' You bet your [[PrecisionFStrike ass]] it is.
** And the [[http://ypcomic.com/2014/04/08/cooking-sentai-perilger/ follow-up comic,]] they go one step farther by turning [[spoiler: the CookingDuel for the Demon Spoons]] into a {{Sentai}} gag.
* NakedApron: Bodie has an erotic dream in which Julie wears one. Julie later tells him "Just to be clear, Chef Julie is not just Naked Julie wearing only an apron and heels."
* NecktieHeadband: Kane wears one while doing overtime.
* NoodleIncident: What the hell [[http://www.ypcomic.com/index.php?id=194 happened to Kane's computer?]]
** [[NoodleIncident Strip Club/Bollywood Dance-off Incident]]
* ObliviousToLove: Tara points out to Kane that he didn't notice her attraction to him in high school, even after she threw him on her bed [[TooStupidToLive and told him to help her]] [[DoubleEntendre practice her "judo" moves.]]
** [[spoiler: After it's made clear that she's still attracted to him, Kane decides to give dating Tara a shot.]]
** Bodie is also unaware of Julie's attraction to him, despite her rather obvious seduction attempts. Eventually, [[RelationshipUpgrade he gets the hint.]]
* OhCrap: Bodie and Kane realize that [[spoiler: their deliberate sabotage of the Star Crossed ad]] will probably result in them getting fired, and they're fine with that because they both have half a decade of experience under their belt and can probably get new jobs elsewhere. But then they realize it'll be much worse for relative newbie Ally [[spoiler: when it's too late to stop it from going live.]]
** So... what happens when [[spoiler: both your boyfriend ''and'' the woman you're crushing on [[http://ypcomic.com/2013/07/15/dumpling-surprise/ show up at the same event?]]]]
* PointyHairedBoss: Steve.
** [[HiddenDepths Or maybe not.]] When they work with Steve directly on a project, his notes indicate an extensive background in design. Which leads the group to conclude that Steve was an aspiring designer who [[SellOut sold out hard.]]
* PornNames: In the business, Lance is known as Hung Low.
** Annie modeled her on-stage persona after Annie Oakley, who she admires as a feminist icon. It's unclear whether her name is actually Annie as well, or if this is just her stage name.
* ProperlyParanoid: Kane distrusts Steve for his StepfordSmiler [[http://ypcomic.com/index.php?id=190 like demeanor.]]
-->'''David's Note:''' You know, just because he's paranoid doesn't mean he's not right.
* TheRant: Explains jokes/references, hangs lampshades, and talks about local areas. And food. A lot.
* ReadTheFinePrint: The main characters should have when they decided to give their two weeks' notice. Their employment contracts have non-compete clauses that prevent them from starting up their new business, which are invoked [[ManipulativeBastard when Steve chooses to fire them]] rather than letting them quit.
** [[spoiler: Fortunately, they manage to get the non-compete clauses revoked when Steve hires them to help whitewash his past.]]
* RefugeInAudacity: When they're hired to help rehabilitate [[spoiler: Steve's]] white supremacist past, [[http://ypcomic.com/2012/09/19/so-racist/ this is one of the options they consider.]]
--> "So racist, he only takes his coffee white!"
* RelationshipUpgrade: [[spoiler: Ally and Annie, once Greg breaks it off.]]
** [[spoiler: Tara and Kane too, once he stops trying to chase after Ally.]]
* SalaryMan: Kane has some elements of this, as TheRant points out.
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: Although we don't see her, it's revealed that Doctor No is a woman. A very shy woman, who never leaves [[HackerCave the Pit]] and is never seen beyond a silhouette.]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: Despite the fact that it would mean giving up her dream of being a world-famous chef, Julie chooses to give a middle finger to the [[AncientConspiracy Demon Spoons]] rather than go along with their insane expectations of proper cuisine. Strangely enough, though, she may not have ended her chances completely...]]
* SecretRelationship: [[spoiler: Though [[ArmouredClosetGay she tries to deny it to herself,]] Ally's relationship with Annie Gunn takes on these tones. Eventually, they get a RelationshipUpgrade after Greg catches wind and breaks it off with Ally.]]
* SecretTestOfCharacter: [[http://ypcomic.com/index.php?id=552 "Of course]] [[AltText he wants you to come. Gah!"]]
* ShortDistancePhoneCall: [[http://www.ypcomic.com/index.php?id=121 "Why do I hear such a strong echo?"]]
** Also required when Kane manages to get himself locked in a sound booth at a recording studio, so he can speak to Ally on the other side.
* ShowWithinAShow: [[http://ypcomic.com/2012/11/19/art-boner/ Great Kahuna Bot V, Hang Ten!]]
* SmokingHotSex: Parodied [[http://ypcomic.com/index.php?id=557 with no actual sex.]]
* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: Averted. When Lance got into trouble with the law as a teenager, he was assigned a social worker to help with his case. He regards that social worker, Miss Jessy, [[TeamMom as a mother figure]], [[spoiler: and he's the one she calls from the hospital when she's dying of cancer.]]
* SpringtimeForHitler: [[spoiler: Their attempts to sabotage the Star-Crossed dating commercial backfire, resulting in Steve getting a promotion and Star-Crossed getting a boost among the LGBT community. [[SubvertedTrope On a more positive note,]] however, the homophobic CEO that inspired their commercial was fired the Monday after their commercial premiered, and the commercial gives them a springboard for their future projects.]]
* SpyCatsuit: For some reason, the female member of [=PedantiCorp=]'s tech support [[http://www.ypcomic.com/index.php?id=74 wears one]] to work.
* StepfordSmiler: Steve. It's one of the reasons the main characters instinctively hate him.
* StrawmanPolitical: Averted- politics has only really come up once in the comic, [[spoiler: when Ally found out Ally was a Republican,]] and when it did, it was in a fairly reasonable light for both sides. [[spoiler: Although Ally did get [[ComicalOverreacting quite hysterical at first.]]]]
* TeenyWeenie: One of the reasons Lance tried out for porn was to disprove the stereotype that all Asian men suffer from this particular inadequacy.
* TenderTears: Lance is [[http://ypcomic.com/2011/11/09/got-that-fluttery-feeling/ a big softie]] when it comes to romantic matters.
* ThroughHisStomach: Bodie decides to cook Julie a home-made dinner for their date, but since Julie is a [[FeminineWomenCanCook professional chef]], she's the one who [[http://www.ypcomic.com/index.php?id=116 ends up cooking]].
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: [[spoiler: Once Kane starts dating Tara.]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: [[spoiler: Annie, a cowboy-themed stripper, and Ally, a business manager.]] Ironically, when they're accosted by a drunk man on the street, it's the Girly Girl who knocks the guy out, not the tomboy.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Kane and Ally are both attracted to each other, but neither is willing to make the first move. Kane because she's a coworker, and Ally because she already has a boyfriend.
** [[spoiler: Eventually, it is resolved, sort of: they decide it's better to be JustFriends, and pursue their own separate relationships (Kane with Tara, Ally with Annie).]]
* UnsatisfiableCustomer; Kane and Ally have the misfortune of working for one.
* UnusualEuphemism: "Dude, you know she wants to [[http://ypcomic.com/2011/11/02/boulder-you-over/ boulder all over you,]] right?"
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: No one seems to notice or comment on the fact that Anna Weiss is [[AnArmAndALeg missing an arm.]]
* UrbanLegend: Ally and Bodie think Kane is making it up when they're asked to do [[http://ypcomic.com/2011/12/02/nano-management/ hourly reports,]] calling them an "office urban legend." [[DespairEventHorizon He's not making it up.]]
* WakeUpFighting: "[[http://www.ypcomic.com/index.php?id=175 FEAR DOES NOT EXIST]] [[Film/TheKarateKid IN THIS DOJO,]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny DOES IT?]]"
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Kane, Bodie and Ally become enraged when they see that the company they've been hired to advertise for has an extreme anti-gay rights activist as its CEO. As a result, they choose to deliberately sabotage the ad campaign by hiring ([[DudeLooksLikeALady surprisingly convincing]]) drag queens and gay porn actors as their "loving couples". [[spoiler: It [[SpringtimeForHitler backfires spectacularly.]]]]
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Ally and Kane have a lot of chemistry, but they never seem to manage to "seal the deal," despite encouragement from their peers.
** [[spoiler: They won't, at least for now. Kane is quite happy with Tara, and Ally and Annie seem to enjoy each other's company.]]
* YaoiFanGirl: Ally has [[http://www.ypcomic.com/index.php?id=95 erotic dreams]] about Kane and Bodie. She later confesses: "I may have a few ''boys love'' manga in a special place that my boyfriend won't find."
* YouNeedToGetLaid: [[http://www.ypcomic.com/index.php?id=124 Lance's advice to Kane.]]
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