'''''Bar'd''''' is a SpriteComic by Dregan (with support by Exerkol), which focuses on the staff of the [[LocalHangout Leafy]] [[GoodGuyBar Bar]] (Vasiel "Vas" Loup, the [[OurCentaursAreDifferent centaurian]] bouncer; the bartenders Shelia (anthro sheep) and Leonardo "Leo" Connelly (human), the Beast of Anko (aka Boa), former Freak-Off Champion turned drinks tester, Caek, the spokes-dog-girl who has issues with her native InteractiveComic [[MediumAwareness format]], and Dejero, the landlord and owner of the bar who left it in the care of Shelia when he left to get his soul back together), along with its various eccentric patrons.

Currently hosted on {{SmackJeeves}} [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/ here]].

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!! ''Bar'd'' provides example of:

* AllergicToEvil: The main reason Chris couldn't possess Maximillion back in [[WhamEpisode #200]]. Apparently, [[spoiler:Max has an "aura" of death and horror and other outright unpleasant stuff, and it creeps Chris out]].
* AltText: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/730302/how-to-have-a-perfect-morning/ Fun Facts]], from this strip until [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/1050064/ready/ this one]]. Now replaced with [[FourthWallMailSlot "Ask the characters"]], and later with snippets of the world the comic takes place in.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Caek's parents end up coming off as this when they start mentioning her [[NoodleIncident one-time octopus girlfriend]].
* [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny Attention Deficit...]] [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/800939/would-you-like-green-eggs-and-ham/ Oh Hey, Green Tea!]]
* AuthorAvatar: Dregan sure loves putting himself into the foray of things. First seen in his official role [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/569893/closing-call/ here]].
* AuthorCatchPhrase: "How to:..."
* BadassBiker: [[spoiler:[[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/1243063/roby-2-0/ Shelia]],]] surprisingly enough.
* BaitAndSwitch: Vas sets up a trap to prevent Shelia from executing [[RunningGag "standard bouncer-waking procedures"]]. [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/1082443/how-to-catch-your-predator/ It gets Dejero instead.]]
* BarBrawl: Frequently.
* BearerOfBadNews: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/992101/a-somewhat-poor-promotion/ When Shelia receives a letter for Vas]] from his [[spoiler:ex-]]girlfriend Billie, [[{{Invoked}} she has Boa read the letter to him]].
* BehindAStick: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/1006806/plantacious-positioning/ Parodied again!]]
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:The Undertaker]] has one in the form of [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/1115912/simply-observing/ being constantly asked what he's doing]].
* BigNo: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/723774/pay-back/ Here]] and [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/852921/split-second-timing/ here.]]
* [[WhiteVoidRoom Black Void Room]]: For non-{{canon}} events, like [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/767418/mental-images-courtesy-of-dregan/ the time when]] Vas and Dregan got their "centaur" on, much to Shelia's [[BrainBleach utter]] [[{{Squick}} disgust]].
** There are no walls in the black void! [[MadnessMantra THERE ARE NO WALLS IN THE BLACK VOID!]]
* BreathlessNonSequitur: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/988795/demands-of-the-job/ "Also, he's incredibly squishy."]]
* ButtMonkey: Vas [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/983956/star-crossed-lovers/ at the hands of]] Briano and Solidus.
* CerebusSyndrome: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/582773/april-fools-2009/ Parodied]]. Happy {{April Fools| Day}}!
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: Seth, the guy who originally showed up plastered way back at the beginning of the comic. He comes back in [[http://www.majhost.com/gallery/Drecanic/Bard/300b.png comic 300]] to lend Vas and Dejero a helping hand.]]
* CloudCuckoolander: Tsurugi. [[AngstWhatAngst Not even her troubled past]] can break her silly demeanor.
* ContinuityNod: Looks like [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/596420/people-problems/ Stew]] came back for an [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/976224/defining-difference/ encore]].
* CoolestClubEver
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Maximillion. He thinks ''love can be bought!''
* CrapsackWorld: Not shown, but a [[VideoGame/SpriteWars crossover]] with two opposing commanders can't be good.
* DelayedReaction: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/740119/woof/ Two]] [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/751909/de-ja-vu/ times]] over Vas's [[SpeaksFluentAnimal fluency in Dogspeak]].
* EmbarrassingNickname: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/1166610/mummy-issues/ Valence]] is called "Mother Nature" by Shelia and Vas, but [[GenderBlenderName he]] [[NoodleIncident refuses to divulge why]]. [[SubvertedTrope Not that it stops them from doing so]].
* {{Expy}}: Caek is this to {{Deadpool}}, albeit with a little {{Tsundere}} thrown into the mix.
* {{Fan Sequel}}: In the form of the aptly named [[http://treyandvasotp.smackjeeves.com/ Bar'd 2]]
* {{Fanservice}}: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/803175/how-to-celebrate-valentines-and-a-1-year-anniversary/ Bikini Shelia,]] ooh la la.
* FantasticRacism: Maximillion towards humans, [[spoiler:not helped by some really troubling childhood developments involving a human bully]]. Vas is a subversion in that he eventually accepts humans to be perfectly normal where he's staying.
* FlashStep: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/1080811/and-now-for-something-completely-different/ It saved the day.]]
* FlatWhat: Boa's reaction to Leo [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/1315945/wakka-wakka/ asking him out on a date]].
* FreudianExcuse: Maximillion's anti-human sentiments? [[spoiler:It's due to a really rough childhood with a [[http://www.majhost.com/gallery/Drecanic/Bard/300a.png really mean human bully]] and his cohorts.]]
* FunWithAcronyms: '''''P'''assion '''O'''f '''T'''ears' '''I'''ndividual '''O'''pen-wound '''N'''ullifier''.
* FurryConfusion: All animals are stated to have both anthropomorphic and non-anthropomorphic varieties . . . which is why humans confuse Vas, as he's never seen a [[OxymoronicBeing non-anthropomorphic human]].
* GenderBender: Many times, mostly when [[GratuitousFrench Cintreuse de Genre]] is involved.
* {{Gonk}}: [[http://www.majhost.com/gallery/Drecanic/Bard/Extra/extra_oohmrshelia_tsurugi.png "Ooh Mister Shelia"]]
* GoodGuyBar. True to the heroic virtue of tolerance, bad guys also visit it regularly.
* GoodTimesMontage: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/995443/the-time-warp/ Vas had some good moments.]]
* GroinAttack: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/585704/boot-to-the-wait/ Standard]] [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/664047/how-to-recycle-the-possibilities-are-endless/ bouncer]]-[[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/730302/how-to-have-a-perfect-morning/ waking]] [[RunningGag procedure.]]
** And now [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/997123/standard-reproduction-safety-procedure/ subverted]]. Too bad Shelia has other ideas....
* {{Guest Strip}}s
* {{Hammerspace}}: {{Lampshaded}}
-->'''Chris''' ''(when Vas throws a washing machine from out of nowhere at him)'': Wh... where did you get a washing machine...?
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Rupph.
* [[HealingPotion Healing]] [[CaptainObvious P.O.T.I.O.N]]
* HiddenBadass: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/773067/ready-to-rumble/ Ready to Rumble!]]
** And then [[spoiler:Dejero, Guardian of Fire]] gets into the act in [[http://www.majhost.com/gallery/Drecanic/Bard/300b.png #300]].
* HilarityEnsues: Pretty much all the time. One such moment is when Leo reminds Vas that every date is supposed to have a kiss in it. [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/1362248/how-to-dig-your-own-grave/ Even Leo's own date]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext with Boa]].
* ImplausibleDeniability: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/990550/the-meaning-of-muscularity/ C'mon, Shelia]], we all know you're into [[{{Fetish}} muscles]].
** [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/1007753/adverts-killed-the-tv-star/ Yes! We have come to maneuver your plants!]]
* IndyPloy: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/777377/how-to-insert-a-few-references/ Leo of all people]] [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/779908/heel-face-who-what-where/ manages one,]] even [[FakeDefector faking a]] FaceHeelTurn to make it work. Though you'd have to wonder [[ContrivedCoincidence just how he knew there was a storm coming....]]
* {{Interactive Comic}}s: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/1000249/how-to-choose-your-own-adventure/ Parodied,]] to the point where Caek [[BreakingTheFourthWall punches the narration text box]] to shut it up.
** Caek was originally introduced in [[http://www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofile.php?id=76749 Choose Your Own Bar'd]], a "choose your own adventure" comic.
* IronicEcho: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/914428/get-your-freak-on/ "Hah! These spare arms]] [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/986248/how-to-win-a-freak-off/ are completely unnatur...]][[CallBack Wait...."]]
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Caek's name is apparently pronounced "kay-ek", but Vas keeps calling her "cake".
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Ze, upon finding out that Shelia was actually in love with Vas.
* KarmaHoudini: Subverted with Chris's ex Cassandra, if [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/1086032/bouncer-woken-procedure/ this comic's]] "Ask the Character" segment is any indication. She was proven innocent of what she did to Chris, but since she pleaded "not guilty on reasons of insanity" she was locked up in an asylum, where she died not long after. [[spoiler: Except she didn't die at all.]]
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/731864/goity-et-chaussures/ Vas,]] you look...[[ArtEvolution different]].
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/850119/how-to-improvise/ Vas]] uses his sudden femininity in a [[MarshmallowHell squishy way]].
* LivingStatue: Devon, kind of, except he's a scarecrow with a vegetable for a head.
* LocalHangout: The Leafy Bar, though this comic focuses mainly on the staff.
* LoudOfWar: [[http://www.majhost.com/gallery/Drecanic/Bard/Extra/Competitions/fillercompetitionentry_raisintheroof_akumath.png Another way]] to wake Vas up without resorting to the [[GroinAttack standard procedures]].
* [[MadScientist Mad Barmaid]]: Shelia, especially in the strips [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/892189/worldly-ambitions/ when she starts making her own Leafy-Bar-exclusive drinks]].
* ManIFeelLikeAWoman: When Vas gets turned into a woman, the first (canonical) thing he does is give himself an experimental [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/825255/initiation-fail/ grope.]]
* MediumAwareness: Caek. Particularly that time when she punched out a speech bubble.
* MisterSeahorse: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/759079/how-to-prepare-for-childbirth/ Spoofed]].
** Played a bit more straight with [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/1169014/beech-babe/ Valence]] as far as Shelia and Vas are concerned.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Dejero.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/1076377/how-to-equate-aliveness-under-division-of-five-new-years-day-2011/ Godmodern Commander]], one of the Outcast Mercenaries]].
* MoodWhiplash: While Shelia and Vas are [[spoiler:fretting about their relationship going sour, Caek is exulting about getting married to Roger]]!
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/887055/how-to-get-a-little-extra/ There's a drink for that]].
* MushroomSamba: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/816455/how-to-get-drunk/ Apparently,]] Tsurugi can't handle her [[DrunkOnMilk Green Tea]].
* NoodleIncident / OrphanedPunchline: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/671255/calendar-dating/ First panel.]]
* {{Nosebleed}}: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/978838/how-to-clear-your-nasal-cavities/ Oh, Ze,]] [[DistractedByTheSexy what's so special about her?]]
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Caek and Roger]]. Also counts as a BetaCouple to Vas and Shelia.
* OhCrap: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/1044403/how-to-give-a-gift-to-the-fans-christmas-2010/ Shelia's reaction]] when Dejero lets the staff know that she's no longer the boss of them.
** And another by Caek, Leo and Boa when Vas sees through their scheme to have the latter two pretend to go out on a date so that Vas and Shelia would. Especially since Vas turned it around by suggesting they make it a [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/1319828/how-to-date/ double date]].
* OneSteveLimit: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/965824/personal-profiling/ Subverted]] [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]]. There's Leo ''Connelly'' (the usual bartender), and then there's Leo ''Maverick'' (the guy Vas mistook for the former).
* OpeningNarration: The very first page of the comic.
* OurCentaursAreDifferent: Vas started out as a perfectly normal anthro but underwent massive changes (mostly his brother's fault) that made him the way he is now.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: There are several different species of demons coexisting in the webcomic, the majority of them having heritages from extraplanar dimensions. For convenience, the label "demon" is used to refer to them as a whole.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/871240/how-to-die/ Christopher "Chris" Curran]]. Instead of haunting the place [[GenderBender (s)]]he died at, (s)he went and stayed at the bar which (s)he used to frequent with his/her ex-girlfriend.
* OurSoulsAreDifferent: Dejero's soul being broken into pieces and having to spend eternity in limbo if he doesn't recover them.
* OutOfClothesExperience: Most likely Chris, but s/he could have been naked when he fell down the escalator, but even Dregan's not that cruel, right?
* PandaingToTheAudience: Elo!
* PlayboyBunny: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/590217/easter-2009/ Dregan]], but [[DefiedTrope not]] Shelia.
* [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Punctuated! For! Emphasis!]]: Stew [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/596904/his-midi-clorians-are-off-the-scale-too/ proclaims his]] SmallNameBigEgo-ness here, but [[IronicEcho Vas later throws it]] [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/645400/by-the-power-of-greyskull/ back in his face.]] Later still, given a proper ShoutOut [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/837621/april-fools-2010/ here.]]
* PunnyName: Caek Aisecreme.
* TheQuietOne: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/611095/how-to-name-your-child/ Black.]] His only line occurs in [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/647477/dear-lord-the-speechbubbles/ this]] [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere strip]].
* ReallyGetsAround: Subverted in [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/1231573/how-to-get-relationship-advice/ this page.]] Caek lists off almost ten separate descriptions regarding her relationships. Leo proceeds to point out that she's actually describing her [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot one, current boyfriend.]]
* TheRival: Blane desperately tries to invoke this trope on as many people as he can possibly find.
* RunningGag: Vas being woken up every morning with a [[GroinAttack foot to the nads]], courtesy of Shelia (or whoever else is available), though it's been [[PlayingWithATrope played with]].
* SavingTheWorld: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/814058/lunchbreak-saviour/ Averted and lampshaded]].
--> '''Shelia:''' Vaaas, what have I told you about saving the world?
--> '''Vas:''' ''(sigh)'' "I am not to save the world or otherwise prevent its destruction during work hours."
--> '''Shelia:''' Good boy.
* ShipTease: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/837621/april-fools-2010/ Parodied.]]
* ShoutOut: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/837621/april-fools-2010/ THIS. IS.]] [[ThreeHundred BAR'D!]]
** Also, [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/777377/how-to-insert-a-few-references/ this comic]] contains a few references to alcoholic drinks. Can you spot them all?
* ShowWithinAShow: Panda TV when seen inside the bar and Caek's advertisements.
* [[SnakePeople Snake Anthro]]: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/1247740/how-to-wear-new-shoes/ Safor]].
* [[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike The Spokes-Dog-Girl-]][[GenderBender Turned-Naturally-Muscly-Man]] [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/999172/the-new-spice-of-advertising/ Your Man Could Be After Drinking Brargh]]
** [[AttractiveBentGender Does it ever concern you that our eye candy for the men is also our eye-candy for the women?]]
* StuffBlowingUp: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/990554/how-to-explode/ Boa]].
* SuperStrength: Jake, one of Thorn's new partners, manages to [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/1107115/people-in-high-places/ lift Vas just fine]].
* TemptingFate: Happens every once in a while, usually with Vas as the culprit.
* ThereWasADoor: Not that Roby [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/692608/knock-knock/ was paying attention....]]
* TimeSkip: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/995443/the-time-warp/ Here.]]
* TruceZone: Apparently, [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/929414/tactical-warfare/ Sheila's bar]] (and the surrounding city of Trinus) [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/934842/how-to-take-over-a-city/ is considered a neutral zone...]]
** [[WorldOfBadass Town of Badass]]: Trinus itself, which is why nobody wants it.
* {{Tsundere}}: Shelia, by her own admission.
* TwoBeingsOneBody: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/991217/boa-boa-everywhere/ Boa-fied Vas]].
* UnstoppableRage: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/992639/kitchen-sink-not-included/ Vas]] does not take [[spoiler:his girlfriend dumping him]] well.
* WalkingTheEarth: What Dejero was doing in his absence, so as to retrieve [[OurSoulsAreDifferent the broken pieces of his soul]] to avoid being stuck in limbo upon death.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Pretty much half of the cast.
* WatsonianVersusDoylist: Used to explain why the Leafy Bar moved:
** {{Watsonian}}: Dejero explains that the bar has a very inconvenient location, and isn't as friendly-looking to boot.
** {{Doylist}}: The bar background (taken from MegaManZX Advent) has become so generic that Dregan decided to get a friend to make a new background that just screams "Leafy Bar" [[note]]And finish the outside himself when said friend disappeared from the internet[[/note]].
* WhosOnFirst: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/753608/how-to-insert-a-reference/ Dude?]] [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} Dood!]]
* {{Wingdinglish}}: [[http://barred.smackjeeves.com/comics/721557/and-thats-how-babies-are-made/ The undisputed master]].
* WhamEpisode: #200. And ''how''. Then comes [[SerialEscalation #300]], in which (among other things) [[spoiler:the source of Max's FantasticRacism is revealed, Vas gets into an epic battle with Max's forces (only to collapse drunk from all the [=POTIONs=] he took to recover from the injuries), and Seth [[ChekhovsGunman finally becomes plot-relevant]]]]!

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