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'''''Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures''''' is a light-hearted {{Animesque}} FurryComic originally based on characters on an early MMO (''{{Furcadia}}'') of which the author, Amber M. Williams, was a regular member.

It is a [[WebcomicsLongRunners Long Runner]] with a consistently comical tone and the [[AllThereInTheManual manual]] has a detailed BackStory. [[http://www.missmab.com/ Check it out.]] The webcomic is being moved over to [[http://DMFA.katbox.net The]] [[Webcomic/TheKatbox Katbox]]

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!!''Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures'' provides examples of:

* {{Adorkable}}: Jyrras.
* AffablyEvil
** Fa'Lina, to the point that some wonder if she's even evil at all. Although, evil or not, Fa'Lina is an utter ''bitch'' sometimes. [[spoiler:And kidnapping someone "for their own good" is still kidnapping.]] (Technically she is a complete bitch all the time. Since she's, you know, [[IncrediblyLamePun a poodle]].)
** Kria is [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_944.php a bit]] ''[[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_960.php too]]'' [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_969.php affable.]]
* AGodIAm: Subverted by Jyrras who tries hard to convince Lorenda he's [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_369.php not playing god in his lab]], with mitigated success.
* AllCrimesAreEqual: Albanion is well known for [[DisproportionateRetribution handing out Fae curses]] at the most minute perceived slight towards Queen Nutmeg. Refusing a hug (even if the spear in her chest would have killed you for accepting), running out of Nutmeg's favorite cookies, sneezing in her general direction... of course, this is pretty much par for the course for his CloudCuckooLander race.
** That being said, in at least one of those cases the "curse" was actually a blessing in disguise, as it is actually a mark that the bearer has been singled out for revenge by a Fae. Given the immense power of that race, most other creatures won't attack a being who has been marked in such a way as it could anger the Fae in question, and it is mentioned that many beings die of old age prior to the Fae ever taking revenge... Of course, the latter point also suggests that, perhaps, Fae may often do this for exactly this reason. [[spoiler:Albanion apparently "cursed" Jyrras on Mab's behest to protect him.]]
* AllPartOfTheShow
* AllThereInTheManual: The Demonology 101 pages.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Mostly averted by WordOfGod.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents
** Kria hands down, as she demonstrates [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1043.php here]] and [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_961.php here.]] And she outdoes herself [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_945.php here.]]
** And we also have Moira who reminds Jyrras [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_340.php that he will always be her baby boy.]]
* AmazonChaser: Amazons are Dan's favorite type of person. Evidently his tastes in women are similar to his father's since his father's first wife (Alexsi's mother) was an Amazon.
* AmbiguousGender: Mink and Fluffy. Whether Mink's a male or a female without NonMammalMammaries has yet to be confirmed, thanks to the use of GenderNeutralWriting, and in a Reader Mail, Amber admitted that not even she knows what gender Fluffy's supposed to be. And apparently, Mink's gender [[http://missmab.com/Comics/fc3.jpg won't be revealed in the foreseeable future]]. Especially because [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1240.php not even Mink hirself knows]].
* AmbiguouslyGay: Abel
* AmoralAttorney: Jyrras's mother, Moira Gianna. Kria not only recognizes her, but admits being [[AlwaysABiggerFish only second most evil]] next to her. She even causes Kria to have a EvenEvilHasStandards moment.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler: Dan's reaction when he discovers [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_392.php that he's become what he used to hunt as an adventurer.]] ]]
* AntiMagic: Fa'Lina recommends two methods for avoiding mind reading from cubi telepathy: either [[http://www.missmab.com/Demo/Cubi02.php memorize mind-numbingly dull textbooks]] or [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_565.php make yourself seem like an unappealing target.]]
* AppearanceIsInTheEyeOfTheBeholder: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1418.php Dimanika.]]
* ArrangedMarriage: Wildy has one set up for a certain age and her father has so far found five possible candidate husbands which she finds acceptable. When Dan points out how weird this sounds to him, she replies that ''not'' having your marriage arranged sounds weird, backwards and impractical to her.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Kria's hobbies are "chaos, destruction, hiking" while Regina's are "mayhem, murder, jewelery-making".
* ArtEvolution: Just look at the first comic and the last comic- you could never tell they were the same artist!
** Lampshaded after [[spoiler: Dan ]] has become an adult cubi: he is shown a [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_492.php photo album]] picture of an old strip to demonstrate that yes, his powers have made him sexier.
* {{Asexual}}: [[spoiler: Abel, he claims that he doesn't think he is gay, or straight, or bi, or whatever recent slang he hasn't bothered to memorize. And that the closest thing he has to an orientation is "not interested".]]
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Warp Aci are especially prone to this.
* AttractiveBentGender: Well at least Biggs [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_715.php thinks so]].
** Abel also does it to [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1038.php disturb Dan.]]
* AuthorAppeal: The fact that two of the main characters are male, are relatively well-built, and [[WalkingShirtlessScene walk around shirtless most of the time]] [[BlatantLies probably has nothing at all to do with this trope.]]
* AuthorGuestSpot
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Wildy actually cares about Dan; [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1158.php they're even hugging]].
* BadassBoast
** [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_127.php page 127]][[labelnote:*]]"I am Daniel Ti'Fiona: warrior for hire, slayer of the Doom Knights, bringer of peace, friend of beer-wenches! And I am here to save H-Ann from evil!"[[/labelnote]]
** [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_337.php Kria has a rather impressive one too.]]
* BadassNormal: Dan, back during his adventuring days. Inferred, from his being called out of retirement, vanquishing Dark Pegasus, and because Regina fears to face him without a weapon in hand. The "Normal" part is [[SecretLegacy arguable]], [[InTheBlood though]]. Normal for the setting, at least.
* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad Kria is disappointed that her daughter [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_341.php doesn't go on rampages]] or [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1045.php smash furniture]]:
-->'''Lorenda''': I hate you! I'm going to my room!
-->'''Kria''': Lorenda! You get back down here and throw a tantrum in this room full of rare fragile vases or else!
* BackFromTheDead: Dark Pegasus. Thrice prior to the series, then a fourth time that Dan tries (and fails) to stop after killing him for the third time.
* BagOfHolding: Matilda [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1076.php has a belt]] designed [[MisappliedPhlebotinum to sneak food into movie theaters]] that can hold a whole lot of stuff. Matilda sells these kinds of things for a living. Mab originally went to her store to find one to LIVE IN. The sword she gave Dan as a gift during that visit also has one in it.
* [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace Mab Can Breathe In Space]]: Just don't point out that she should need a space suit, she hates nitpicking.
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: Mab. Also see DoesNotLikeShoes.
* {{BBW}}: Lorenda. Piflak the Clan Leader [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1389.php is quite rubenesque.]]
* BeatPanel
** Triple trouble. See Abel's Big No below.
** Double panel for young Pyroduck. [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1273.php Never expect a direct answer from a phoenix oracle.]]
** Dimanika sets a new world record: [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1427.php Six panels and 15 minutes!]]
* UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest: [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1421.php This comic]], which is called "[[LampshadeHanging Bechdel failure going on here]]", has four succubi talking about Dan.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
** Both [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_293.php Mab]] and [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_974.php Dan]] have exhibited this.
** Lorenda Soulstealer, at least early in the series, where she actually does eat people on occasion.
** Kria Soulstealer... though, after about the 900th comic, when she stops being so actively depicted as a ''literal'' maneater, she's still not exactly "nice" so much as "AffablyEvil".
** Jyrras always showed some shades of this, but it comes out in a big way when he pulls out a semiautomatic he'd designed and delivers an ultimatum to some adventurers threatening Abel and Alexsi.
*** Indeed, Kria learned painfully that [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_344.php Jyrras is much more dangerous than he looks]]and grows respectful over him, but rather than being scared by the experience, [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_345.php she becomes excited with him]].
* BigBrotherInstinct: Dan is really overprotective of Alexsi sometimes. Despite being the ''younger'' sibling by about two years. Dan shows shades of a KnightTemplarBigBrother [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1237.php in this strip.]]
** Biggs also has this, [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1374.php believe it or not]].
* BigNo: Little Abel no likey [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Abel_25.php homework]]. Also counts as a PokeThePoodle moment for Kria.
** Kria no likey [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1414.php boring trade agreements.]]
* BigRedButton: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_362.php Subverted.]]
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Poor Lorenda.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality
** Demons and Fae, at least, amongst the Creatures, both have this going on. Fae are, well, they're TheFairFolk. Demons believe strongly in SocialDarwinism and thusly not only are fine with eating anyone too weak to keep them from doing so, are stated to generally not have a concept of "revenge" on the individual level. By their viewpoint, any Demon weak enough to be killed by another race deserved to be killed.
** On occasion used for laughs. For example, Jyrras's mom sees Kira Soulstealer as perfectly justified for [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_339.php eating her bull lover and the filly he was cheating on her with before destroying the farm]], given that he was cheating on her while she was pregnant with his baby.
** When Kria sees Dan trying to kill her niece Regina, she does nothing to stop him and laments that if she'd only been younger, Dan would have sworn to kill ''her'' instead.
* BoobsOfSteel: Almost literally: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_789.php Nutmeg has enough strength on her chest to snap a spear in half]].
* BoxingLessonsForSuperman: SAIA has self defense and combat courses. Cubi are naturally UnskilledButStrong, but they often lose to WeakButSkilled opponents, as they are too emotional and fight like "[[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1257.php a drunk in a bar]]".
* BrainBleach: Dan wants some [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_813.php here]] and Jyrras wants some [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_612.php here]].
* BreakingTheFourthWall: One of the best uses is through an issue in this [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_306.php comic]].
* BreakingSpeech
** Abel receives one [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1095.php here]], from [[spoiler: [[AllJustADream Dream!]]Pip]] who taunts him about his 'become a monster' fear.
** And again in his side-story [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Ab_103.php here]], from [[spoiler: Destania]] who says his friends lied when they said all the bad stuff so far wasn't his fault.
* BrickJoke
** A retroactive example: [[spoiler: in some of the early comic strips, there is a joke about babies appearing out of nowhere. Guess how Mab [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_843.php got her daughter.]]]]
** In the ''Janus Bond'' book, Dan and Lorenda managed to [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_445.php set the hallway on fire]] while fighting. The comic's title was "You'd be amazed at what can be set on fire." Nearly four hundred comics later, [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_808.php Abel and Dan manage to set the cabbage on fire.]]
* BridalCarry [=/=] SecurityCling: After a failed assassination attempt, [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1398.php Kria grabs Sherri]] and flies off, holding her like this; Sherri grabs on because they're pretty high up, and she's pretty sure [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou she doesn't bounce]].
* BringMyBrownPants: Regina had [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_973.php this kind of reaction]], when she discovered that Dan had [[spoiler:awakened as an Incubus]] since she last fought him.
* BrownNote: Supposedly Dan's BiggusDickus, though it only appears to have that effect on straight men and his relatives. It even works on [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_128.php adventure encounters]]!
* BrutalHonesty: Zezzuva usually sends a diplomat to SAIA [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1407.php for good]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1408.php reason.]]
* BSideComics: Abel's Story. A backstory comic for Matilda is (as of early 2013) just getting started.
* BusCrash: [[spoiler: Merlitz, apparently]]
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: With Kria shrugging off an attempted assassination and wanting to relax on the beach, Sherri wonders if explosive death traps are part of an average day for a demon.
** Judging from comic [[http://dmfa.katbox.net/comic/1497-behold-the-power-of-adverbs/ #1497]], this is also the case for "Kria does something shocking at a party she hosts". [[http://dmfa.katbox.net/comic/1496-good-reception/ As well as "Kria does something shocking" in general.]]
* ButLiquorIsQuicker: [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1461.php Kria]] does this to herself when she meets a handsome guy who happens to be [[ILoveTheDead undead]]; she hopes she can get drunk enough that it doesn't seem so creepy.
* CallBack: [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1444.php Comic #1444]] is actually called "Aw yeah. [[LampshadeHanging Callback]] to [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_761.php comic 761]] in effect." In both comics, Kria is trying to calm someone down, and after considering her normal options of dealing with problems, almost all of which involve violence, she settles on the only non-violent thing she knows: [[VillainsOutShopping shopping]].
** Dark Pegasus uses a [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_923.php spell to kill an undead]] in a flashback, which Kria reuses to [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1465.php kill another undead here.]] It is also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Amber.
* CameBackWrong: Dark Pegasus' sister comments sadly that every time he returns, he's a little more... changed.
* {{Cameo}}: [[{{Webcomic/Freefall}} Florence]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_991.php plushie]]
** [[{{Webcomic/CodeNameHunter}} Ruby and Max]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_453.php in a vacation cruise]].
* CannotDream: Adult Cubi are ''supposed'' to [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1095.php suffer]] from [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1193.php this]]. Abel comments on needing to talk to Fa'Lina about the [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1196.php whole thing]].
** Aaryana theorizes that this is because Abel hasn't been eating emotions lately. He's becoming more like a Being since he's not feeding like a Cubi should.
* CarnivoreConfusion: Even beyond the fact Demons and some 'Cubi (at the very least) eat Beings, there are also non-sentient animals running around that are eaten for meat. The author's notes state that there is something of a taboo against eating "equivalent" species (dog-Being eating a non-sentient dog, for example), but otherwise nobody makes a big deal out of it. The Creatures do tend to throw this fact around when Beings object to being eaten by them.
* CatSmile: Since about half of the population is feline-based, they're not rare.
** [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_755.php Here]] is Dan sporting a fine one.
** An even better, more recent example is on [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1219.php this page]].
** Abel also sports one to Jyrras [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_864.php here]] and even [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_872.php Amber herself gets in on this in the last panel]].
** [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1030.php Evenhorses can do that]].
* {{Catchphrase}}
** Abel has "Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! [[OverlyLongGag Hate! Hate! Hate!]]" Not that he's [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI the first to use that line]].
** "That is '''not''' the proper way to use a [cooking instrument]"
* CerebusSyndrome: While retaining its comical roots, the strip has become... darker. Though the secondary arc in chapter 24, likely the darkest one thus far, is actually a ''flashback'' to Dan's first outing as an adventurer.
* ChekhovsGun
** Practically called out by name by [[spoiler:Mab [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1174.php here]]. See TheChessmaster below.]]
*** It may have simply been {{Foreshadowing}}, now that Jyrras has revealed [[spoiler:a new weapon: A [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1334.php pistol]], which Mab was pretending to hold.]]
** [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_411.php A less ominous one]] can be see here about [[HornyDevils Cubi]] [[TheEmpath powers.]]
* ChekhovsGunman
** Abel was taught magic by [[spoiler: Kria Soulstealer]]; the two have yet to meet in the main comic.
** Dan's father. For starters, [[spoiler:it's implied that Abel knows him.]] Well, he definitely knew his former wife. You know, [[spoiler:the mother of his boss]]... and [[spoiler:the killer of his dad.]]
** Genesis (Jen) and Merlitz' former adventuring party.
** [[spoiler: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1185.php Looks like they're gonna meet.]]]]
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: Mab, of all people,]] who, as a member of an immortal and nigh-omniscient and omnipotent race, appears to be running [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_836.php at]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_847.php least]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1029.php one]] major gambit with some very sneaky behind-the-scenes and direct manipulation. The true motives and goals are yet unrevealed, as is if these gambits are even linked. It appears that the plot is mostly to do with [[spoiler:keeping her friends alive as long as possible. Just how far this will go, and for how many friends, is yet to be seen.]]
* ChildhoodFriends: Dan with Wildy and Mab. Jyrras met Dan during the former's childhood and has been friends since.
* TheClan: There are several for the Cubi race.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: It seems the whole Fae realm runs on this. When science-minded Jyrras goes there, [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_799.php he steps on a circle hovering in midair and promptly falls]]. Once someone mentions knowledge of his secret lab, he starts flying. Just needed motivation!
* ClothingDamage: An [[NonFatalExplosions explosion]] during her fight with Melahta completely destroys [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1477.php Kria's clothing]], and burns all her fur off, leaving her as naked as a furry could possibly get.
* ComfortingComforter: So far we have three instances: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1159.php Abel to Jyrras]], [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1239.php Pyroduck to Alexsi]], and, bringing the first one full-circle, [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1282.php Jyrras to Abel]].
* ComicBookTime: Though the strip has been going strong since the beginning of the 2000s the strip implies itself to have only really progressed by days, weeks or months at a time rather than the many years it has been running.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Kira demonstrates it [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_971.php here]].
** And here's [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_858.php another example]].
* ContestWinnerCameo
** How the comic itself started...
** Also, a number of characters in the comic were created by fans, such as the aforementioned [[MadDoctor sociopathic doctor]]
** Most of the characters from the "Dan at [=SAIA=]" storyline aside from Mink and Fa'Lina are forum avatars.
* ContinuityNod: Several.
** Notably Dan's [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_063.php unusual brand]] being [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_550.php discovered later by Abel]]
** Dan is twice mentioned to have a stash of high heels under his bed "to improve his balance". In a flashback of his first adventure, Dan [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_894.php sprains his ankle]] while wearing high heels and decides to find a way to keep that from happening again.
* ContractualGenreBlindness: Dark Pegasus isn't so much genre blind as he prefers the "classic ways" of doing things whenever possible. Not being a stupid villain, however, leads him to only fall in the cliches when facing Dan, as he knows that Dan believes in a fair fight. [[spoiler: This is probably why Dan has managed to kill him before the series started. Twice.]]
* ConversationCasualty: During a flashback to the first meeting between Dan and Dark Pegasus, Dark Pegasus kills a girl with a blast of magic in mid-sentence.
-->"I offer this advice to you two: If you're going to destroy something... do it mid-dialogue. They always expect you to finish talking first."
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Death by [[YaoiGuys Shonen-ai]].
* CorrespondenceCourse
* CostumeTestMontage: Dan's, courtesy of Abel, starts [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_512.php here]].
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: At several points, [[ThirdActMisunderstanding major relationship problems crop up which could have been avoided with a little honesty when they first became relevant]]. [[spoiler:They generally avoid the problems by [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1067.php being]] [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1074.php honest]] when it first becomes relevant]].
* CrapsaccharineWorld: While fuzzy, comedic and with pastel colors (see image above), the world is flat out one of the most brutal, depressive, unfair settings you will ever find. People are free to rape and torture as they please, casual murder is routine and is treated as comedic, a race of {{Jerkass God}}s run around creating havoc with impunity and the Demons roam Furrae unchecked to torment mortals for eons. {{TabletopGame/Winterweir}} is freaking [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]] in comparison. [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1298.php This strip]] states that the vast majority of races don't live to die of old age because Furrae is such a tough world (although old age for them would admittedly be hundreds or thousands of years old), with the Vampire race [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_510.php going extinct due to it]].
* CrushBlush: [[spoiler: Jyrras sports one when it is revealed that [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_608.php he has developed a crush]] on Abel.]]
* CuddleBug
** Mab loves hugging. She keeps a [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_254.php list of things she has not hugged yet]] so that she doesn't miss a single one. It's over 38 pages long! Don't ask us how she managed to hug ''death.''
** Mink [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1238.php introduces himself to Dan]] this way.
* CurbStompBattle: [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_589.php Dan vs. Falina]], PlayedForLaughs.
** And [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_584.php Merlitz vs Abel]], which, according to Aaryana, is the worst Cubi tat anyone can pick a fight with.
* CurseCutShort: Amber is tired of drawing the same bland green backgrounds for Wildy and Bigg's conversation so she moves it to a park for ice cream. Fluffy points out the obvious flaw:
-->'''Fluffy:''' Oh! Great idea! Rather than a single room you can now you can spend the next five pages drawing outdoor scenery with folks in the background!
-->'''Amber:''' FAAAAAAAAAAA-
* CursedWithAwesome: Dan seems to think Fae curses of vengeance fit this. Makes sense, since a Fae curse discourages anyone ''else'' from harming the target -- Fae ''really'' don't like kill-stealing. Fae are also capricious enough that they tend to forget about their targets for years, and the eventual "revenge" is usually little more than a harmless prank. [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_846.php Dan once had such a curse.]] [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy He abused the hell out of it.]] But then the Fae called in their revenge. [[spoiler:So now he loses all his feathers whenever he eats shellfish.]]
* CuteLittleFangs: They sneak in from time to time. Mostly on cats.
** Amber has now proven that CuteLittleFangs [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1030.php do not belong on a horse.]]
** But they do make Dan [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1102.php so adorably cute!]]
* CuteMonsterGirl: Arguably, Matilda. At least when compared to everyone else.
** Confirmed [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1319.php here]] with what a male member of the Blue Volcano Mythos looks like. Females aren't as colorful as males but they are smaller and less monstrous-looking over all.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Kria is willing to forego Dark Pegasus' revival, for a price... [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_948.php and has the bill to prove it.]]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy
** Dark Pegasus towards unknown opponents, including such fun tricks as attacking mid-monologue, because "they always expect you to finish talking."
** Also [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_590.php Fa'Lina]], who [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_592.php "prefers cliche arrangements which are in [her] favour".]]
** Even Dan has shown ''some'' skill with this trope: He has to fake being somebody's boyfriend? He tells his ''real'' girlfriend all about it, [[NotWhatItLooksLike preventing possible misunderstandings.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: Abel's Story is much darker than the main comic.
** Since earlier in the series there's a foreshadown/lampsade over [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_157.php this here]].
* DarwinistDesire: It's stated that for demons fighting arenas double as speed dates. For instance, Kria really can't help herself when she meets Dan.
* DatingServiceDisaster: A dating service file sorting error matched Jyrras' parents for a date because it failed to tell apart regular kangaroos from kangaroo rats, leading to a TinyGuyHugeGirl match that was also LoveAtFirstSight. They are still HappilyMarried. Not only that, they got pregnant again in their sixties. The subsequent ParentalSexualitySquick got Jyrras reaching for the BrainBleach. His sister seemed just fine with it though.
* DeadpanSnarker
** Abel and, to a lesser degree, Jyrras.
** Devin, from what we've seen of him.
** [[spoiler:When he's not TheUnintelligible, Pip]] shows traces of this. [[AllJustADream Maybe.]] A rare example seen [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1099.php here]], hinting at being far more than we've been let on to believe.
* DeathIsTheOnlyOption: [[spoiler:[[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1441.php Zezzuva's]] plan to prepare her clan for another war with the dragons involved integrating an [[InsectoidAliens Insectis clan]] into her Cubi clan, expanding their numbers to 40,000, greater than the other Cubi clans combined. The problem with her plan is that she isn't strong enough to lead such a large clan, so she will transfer her power and position to an Insectis, which involves her demise.]]
* DeathbringerTheAdorable: TropeNamer.
* DeathIsCheap
** As noted above, Dark Pegasus just ''won't stay dead''. Of course, this is largely thanks to [[spoiler:his sister]] reviving him with the ritual he developed. [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_949.php Kria points out that]] he ''would'' stay dead if they just cremated the corpse. It's also arguable how "cheap" death is, since Kria says he [[CameBackWrong comes back slightly more wrong]] every time.
** Death is only ''figuratively'' cheap. Resurrection is costly, [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_948.php and Kria has the bill to prove it.]]
* DefeatByModesty: When the inn is attacked by adventurers who heard a cubi was there, Wildy takes one of them out by [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1325.php tearing off her clothes]]. Wildy didn't mean to tear off her clothes, but it still lead to the invader grabbing whatever she could to cover herself and running away.
* ADegreeInUseless: When Fa'Lina explains to Abel that he's following Dan back to Lost Lake, he objects that he will miss his classes. In ''tennis'' and ''grass growing''.
* DeliberateInjuryGambit: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1081.php There's a reason why Dan remains friends with Wildy...]]
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The culture Matilda comes from has very strict views on what males and females should be, to the point that her tribe's chieftan decided that because she fought her brother and won [[spoiler:(well, supposedly, anyway)]], she clearly "[had] the soul of a male". As the author notes, it's rather telling that to them, this makes more sense than the idea of [[spoiler:a male killing himself]].
* DetachedSleeves: Apparently these have a fanbase in Furrae; a number of characters wear them, most notably Abel.
* DeusAngstMachina: Abel's backstory, as seen in his side comic.
* DidntSeeThatComing: [[SarcasmMode Used utterly sincerely when someone heard Abel's snark]]!
* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_805.php Here.]]
* DidYouDie: A couple times -- [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_928.php example]].
* DidYouJustHaveSex
** [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1097.php Alexsi seems quite happy here...]]
** All but confirmed [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1107.php here]].
** Evil Jyrras in Wildy's novel is [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_447.php oblivious to all the obvious clues,]] however.
* DistinguishingMark / GlamourFailure: Most Cubi have a Clan mark, which they cannot conceal with shapeshifting. They can, however, cover it with clothing or even make-up.
* DistractedByTheSexy: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1188.php clotheslesscubiclotheslesscubiclotheslesscubi...]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Mab's official biography once stated that "Mab has a deep seated dislike of wearing shoes."
* DontSneakUpOnMeLikeThat: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1352.php Demonstrating your stealthiness]] is not the best way to impress Kria.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Devin, in Abel's Backstory.
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom: Behold Azlan's [[MundaneMadeAwesome squeaky koala doll]] '''[[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_136.php OF DOOM!]]'''
* DoubleTake: Dan is walking down the halls, shirtless, annoyed by Nact'larn stealing his robe, Dan doesn't bother to stop and talk to some [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1400.php other students]] in the halls, other than to tell them who took his clothes. After a few more steps, [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1401.php Dan stops]].
-->'''Dan''': Did that thing have [[EyesDoNotBelongThere hands for a face?!]]
* DragonRider: [[spoiler: Alexsi]], [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1075.php here]].
* DramaticIrony: Mehlata is head of security on Trik'na Island, and is in charge of Kria Soulstealer's safety during her visit; but the [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1397.php first time]] readers see her, she is trying to assassinate Kria.
* DramaticThunder: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Fa'Lina when [[AbusiveParents Aniz]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Abel_106.php attempts to assure Abel that SAIA is actually a safe place for Abel despite bringing him there through less than ideal methods.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Matilda's elder brother chose to kill himself rather then accept the responsibility of leading their tribe. Matilda does ''[[HowDareYouDieOnMe not]]'' take it well.]]
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Dan, with his long hair, fluffy wings, and [[strike: dress]] robe, gets mistaken for a woman all the time. Sometimes he hates it, but sometimes he uses it to his advantage...
** Inverted with Quill, the Cubi giraffe; she looks so much like a man that, if it weren't for the title of the [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1259.php strip in which she appeared]], one would easily think she's a gay man. Admittedly, the fact all Cubi are {{Gender Bender}}s means it's possible she really is manifesting in male form.
*** She's not. Amber stated on the forums that Quill was never well endowed to begin with, and her increase in muscle over the years her breasts even smaller.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Much of it can be explained by RuleOfFunny and RuleOfCool, but still...
** Despite her protests, at first Lorenda seems almost as dangerous as her mother, meeting Jyrras after killing some predators stalking him, moving in with him after being evicted for ''killing and eating everyone else in her building'', and as soon as she's settled in killing two door-to-door salesmen [[DisproportionateRetribution for being door-to-door salesmen]]. Contrast to when Jyrras is under the Fae curse, and she harmlessly ''knocks out'' the paparazzi. It was suggested in that early story arc that Beings [[CarnivoreConfusion followed the normal food chain]], and the Soulstealers' demonic heritage only explained why a ''cow'' and a ''horse'' eat meat, whereas it's later established that all Beings are omnivores, preying on non-anthropomorphic animals, but only Demons and other Creatures eat sentient beings, and indeed, even this is later downplayed.
** A joke is made early on about Mab being caught up in in [[TheEighties eighties nostalgia]], when later knowledge about the history of Furrae ("guy" is an older word than "man," a flashback to the seventeenth century looks very much like the twentieth, etc.) makes the similarity in eighties fashion seem essentially pure coincidence, and a date of 1991 making the nostalgia joke seem odd. And Mab's Franchise/SailorMoon doll is much more recent than the eighties.
** When Aaryanna first appears, it seems Succubi are a kind of Demon (indeed, she even calls Destania a "Demon" at one point) who act like typical HornyDevils and necessarily feast on the innocent. All this flies ''hard'' out the window when we meet Abel and Fa'lina...
* EarWorm: InUniverse -- Happens to Kria [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1443.php here]].
-->'''Kria:''' I'm going to have their advertising jingle stuck in my head forever now...
* EasterEgg: A number of secret pages have existed on the site at one time or another, with a warning that mentioning them on the forums would result in a ban, containing plot-relevant future information, including a bio of Rose with a number of insights into the Fae, and Fa'Lina's bio before it was posted officially. However, likely due to the attention from outside sites such as these, all that haven't been posted openly have been taken down, with one exception ([[spoiler:a page on human/creature hybrids, found via the grey arrow on the "last" page of the hybrid sequence, confirming that humans once did exist and hinting that their fate would become relevant later on]]).
* EccentricMentor: Fa'Lina fits this trope perfectly, as her semi-omniscience gives her the desire and opportunity to play a very odd mentor. While she always tries to help those involved with her, she prefers teaching them lessons in the most ironic ways possible. And [[ObfuscatingStupidity muffins]].
* ElaborateUniversityHigh: [=SAIA=] is a combo of this and a WizardingSchool, since it covers topics both magical & [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_596.php non...]]
* EldritchAbomination: While not seen in the series proper, [[http://www.missmab.com/Demo/Cubi04.php it seems these do exist in the 'verse]], in one form or another...
* EmotionEater: What the Cubi are revealed to be ([[HornyDevils that implied by the name]] being a stereotype) once they're seen more in focus.
* EmotionlessGirl: [[TheStoic Zezzuva,]] which is strange when one considers she's a succubus, and one leading the clan of [[http://www.missmab.com/Demo/Leader06.php Envy]] no less.
* TheEmpath: Cubi.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Turns out Dan's mother [[spoiler:is a Succubus, and the inherited powers have started to kick in.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards
** A two-fer in this comic, [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_339.php while Kria talks to Jyrras' mother]] -- a lawyer, and thus [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_337.php more evil than she is]].
** Fa'Lina, while not voicing any objections to a whole class around torture, [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_814.php squelched Destania's plan to get children involved]], and she's none too pleased with the treathment that [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Ab_106.php Destania gave to Abel in his backstory]]. There was also a memorable moment where she [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Ab_008.php punched Aniz]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Ab_010.php repeatedly]] for his bad, bad parenting.
** Wildy might be the most violent Alpha-bitch you may have the (dis)pleasure to know, but even she has a limit to how much violence you can use when [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_429.php killing a random, unnamed cameo-character.]]
** Abel isn't so much of ''evil'' as much as a sardonic asshole, but even he thinks that Wildy's treatment of Jyrras, regardless of how well intended it might be, [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1086.php is way too "take for granted" in their friendship for his taste]].
** Biggs San (Wildy's brother) is the leader of a WHOLE city of mercenary thieves, and is currently working with Destania to wipe out the dragon race. However, as he's eager to [[LampshadeHanging point out]], [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1373.php being willing to let her adoptive daughter to die solely for being associated to one dragon]] is [[MoralEventHorizon crossing the line,]] regardless of her hatred of the species.
*** Not only this, but Biggs, realizing how just far Destania is willing to go for her revenge, [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1374.php warns her in no uncertain terms that]] [[BigBrotherInstinct if his sister get injured by her (Destania's) hands]] [[RoaringRampageofRevenge she will lose her job and much more]].
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Less an in-story development than a local [[MemeticMutation meme]]: Everyone is gay for Abel. Everyone. And now [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1038.php everyone]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1040.php is]] straight for Abel. Well, except girls, who are all gay now. Fugit. Everyone is now Bi for Abel.
* EveryoneIsRelated: Almost everyone in the series has deep connections to the Ti'Fiona and Soulstealer families.
* EvilBrit: Dark Pegasus is voiced by a British man in the [[AudioAdaptation DMFA Radio Project]]. Why? "Because the villain always has to be English".
* EvilMatriarch: [[spoiler:Cyra; it's heavily implied.]]
* EvilOverlord: Dark Pegasus
* ExactWords:
** Mink telling Dan that he will never want for another bed after spending a night [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1275.php in his room.]] Possibly Mink's room is the reason why most Cubi don't sleep.
** In Matilda's backstory side arc, following [[http://dmfa.katbox.net/matilda/matilda-31/ the death of her father]] and [[spoiler:[[http://dmfa.katbox.net/matilda/matilda-37/ the death of her brother]]]], [[http://dmfa.katbox.net/matilda/matilda-42/ what she says to her sister]] and [[http://dmfa.katbox.net/matilda/matilda-44/ to her tribe leader]] is, technically, true.
* FaceDoodling: [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_738.php Biggs to Wildy]] [[SlippingAMickey after he drugged her drink]] to avoid yet another beating from her. [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_751.php Later, Wildy is seen cleaning of the ink.]]
* TheFairFolk: The author does a good job showing that the Fae, rather than being expressly good or evil, are utterly alien to the rest of the setting. Visiting their realm indeed qualifies as a MindScrew to non-natives.
* FalseCause: In character example by Dan [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1113.php here]].
* FalseReassurance: After a failed assassination attempt on Kria, Mehlata, the head of security reassures her that she'll be safe from now on; however, everything she says has a double meaning because [[DramaticIrony she's the assassin]].
-->'''[[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1445.php Mehlata]]:''' I'm most certainly going to be responsible for any harm that befalls her!
* FanFic: There have been numerous stories posted by fans on the [[http://clockworkmansion.com/forum/ forum]] that take place in the DMFA universe. Fortunately the most prominent ones barely qualify as the first type of ElsewhereFic.
** [[http://project-future.xepher.net/ One of which]] is being adapted into a webcomic (note that it doesn't have any canon characters and takes place over a century later).
* FantasticRacism
** There's a lot of tension between Beings (effectively humans) and Creatures (everything else with magic powers) from a long, not quite over history of Creatures considering Beings to be prey. Different kinds of Creatures have had outright racial warfare.
** Dark Pegasus ''despises'' the Undead and considers them his greatest mistake. Seeing a fashion article that considers the Undead to be popular hits his BerserkButton, and he decides to put all of his other ambitions on hold to finally deal with the Undead once and for all.
* FantasyGunControl: "I mean, who knows what kind of device one can make with a fully natural material?!" [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1174.php "Bang."]]
* FatAndProud: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_101.php Lorenda the Demon-Cow]]
* FireKeepsItDead: Kria points out that fire is useful for making sure something you've killed in another way stays dead.
--> '''Kria:''' "The (resurrection) ritual requires a full body. And someone seems to keep putting one in the ground. Cremation, Daniel. It works wonders."
* FlatWhat: Pyroducks's reaction when he [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1273.php lost his ball and asked where it was.]] Having an EccentricMentor parent who speaks in a CrypticallyUnhelpfulAnswer will do this.
* FlippingTheTable: If [[spoiler:Destania's reaction to finding out that the Blunt Object Brigade ''didn't'' kill Abel]] is any indication, creatures like demons and cubi are capable of not just flipping tables, but ''solid oak tables'' at that.
* FluffyTheTerrible / KillerRabbit: Do not screw with Pip. Seriously. It's a really bad idea.
* FourFingeredHands: All the Beings and being based races have them. Averted sometimes, such as when Dan was turned into a human, he had five fingers, and Maltilda has two (no thumbs).
** And yet when Amber draws herself, she has only four fingers. [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_849.php According to Fluffy it's because Amber secretly believes she's a Fraggle.]]
* FourLinesAllWaiting: Often there are several plot lines running concurrently in the comic, which means that the story is moving along at a glacial pace. Heading into 2014, we have the following:
** Dan is at SAIA, which leads into the Cubi clan meeting.
** While Dan's away, Alexsi was nearly killed by adventurers thinking she's the Cubi who [[spoiler:killed Merlitz]].
** Those two hint at a new Cubi/Dragon war.
** Kria is visiting the island of the Undead, and has her own assassin to deal with.
** A side story showing how Matilda was exiled; being a side comic released on Mondays, it is the only one not interrupted by the other plots.
* TheFullNameAdventures: ''Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures'', but Dan is not his full name.
* FullNameUltimatum: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Abel_27.php Abel Dimitri Rewanz]].
-->'''Abel''': Oh crap...Middle name used. This only means bad!
* FurryComic
* FurryFandom: Inverted with Wildy: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_251.php She likes humans]].
* GagBoobs: Fa'Lina. It's a rather subtle progression, but Fa'Lina's breasts gain a noticeable size increase between her [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_424.php first appearance]] and [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1279.php present day.]]
* GagPenis: Implied that this is how [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_128.php Dan once took out a horde of Ice-Orcs with one slip of his loin cloth.]] (Also the implied reason for Dan's BrownNote effect.) Mind, this can also be interpreted as "no one wants to see Dan's junk, period".
* GambitPileup: Several factions -- most of them with nebulous motives -- are known to be making plots involving the main cast, including [[spoiler:Destania and Biggs, the Creature Council, Fa'Lina, Mab and possibly Kria and Pyroduck.]] [[spoiler: And Dark Pegasus, [[DeathIsCheap while he's alive anyway...]] ]]
* GenderBender: Dan and Abel a few times, for various reasons. The characters treat it as crossdressing, with phrases like "look female," even though the art makes it clear it's..."total," at least (and according to WordOfGod, only) externally.
* GenderEqualsBreed: Jyrras and his sisters. Their dad is a kangaroo mouse while their mom is a kangaroo. Yes, he gets glomped a lot by his much bigger siblings, why do you ask?
** Though when beings and creatures (demons, etc.) interbreed their offspring look like their being parent with creature traits tacked on, regardless of gender. For example Lorenda is a half-demon cow, her mother is a demon mare and her father was a bull being.
** And then there's the issue of body type, children will always take on the type of their mother; i.e. a taur mother will always have taur children, same with bipedal and serpentine body types. Amber made the rule on the fly when she considered a taur being born to a non-taur mother.
* GeniusLoci: The SAIA Librarian is bound to Library in all possible ways...
* GenkiGirl: Mink. While he/she fits the energetic, enthusiastic MotorMouth description, the "girl" part is still up for debate.
* GiantSpider: [[FromBadToWorse And]] they quote [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_751.php poetry]] and [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_755.php Shakespeare!]]
* GilliganCut: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_597.php Comic 597]], Abel: "I don't want to go. And I know you won't force me, so unless you have a trick up your gloves, this matter is closed." Cut to Abel walking down the hall with his luggage.
** The story behind it is revealed [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1330.php here]].
* GlamourFailure: Fae and Cubi can both shapeshift, sometimes imperfectly. Jyrras has tried to synthesize it with his Patches, with varying success.
** Cubi can't hide their clan markings by shapeshifting, although clothes and makeup work.
** [[spoiler:Nutmeg]] screws up her impersonation of [[spoiler:Albanion]], and Mab catches it.
** Invoked by Destania [[spoiler:when she impersonates Biggs. He calls her out for using his old hairstyle and she mentions she meant to give Dan at least ONE clue he wasn't talking to the real Biggs.]]
** When Dan had to pass as Alexsi, Abel forgot to [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_691.php change]] [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_692.php his eyes]]. This may become [[ChekhovsGun relevant]] someday.
* GlassesPull: [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1399.php Amber answers a letter]] pointing out that Jyrras is sometimes seen without his glasses. Amber then does a dramatic glasses pull when she delivers the shocking news that glasses can be taken off. DUN! DUN! DUN!!!
* GoodAngelBadAngel
** [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_495.php Parodied here]].
** And then... well, I don't know what [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1127.php this]] would be, but it does make Mab rather [[PerverseSexualLust sexy.]]
* AGoodOldFashionedPaintWatching: Not only is grass watching SeriousBusiness to the fairies, but Mab is the [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol1306.jpg five years running champion.]]
* GoodParents: Abel's mother, May.
* GoryDiscretionShot
** [[spoiler:Hennya's death]] in Abel's Story. The carnage is far more heavily implied than shown.
** This scene is repeated (in a dream) [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1094.php here]].
** It wasn't exactly discrete. [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Abel_99.php the comic here]] It was shown, but it was a silhouette.
* GravityIsAHarshMistress
** This is a problem when the scientific-minded Jyrras ends up in an [[AnotherDimension Alternate Dimension]] that runs on ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve. As soon as he thinks that he should by all rights fall, he does.
** Averted -- briefly -- by Dan, only to have the levitating Fi "discover" gravity [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_939.php here]].
* GreatGazoo: The Fae are an entire ''race'' of them.
* GroinAttack
** Narrowly averted, several times, [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1141.php here.]].
** Inverted (thankfully off-panel) [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1257.php by a SAIA combat student]]. Judging by the instructor's reaction, this isn't even the first time it's happened.
* GrowingWings: Cubi grow a second pair of wings on their head when they come into power. They are also rumored to grow a third pair when they reach a different power level.
* HairWings: 'Cubi have miniature “headwings” (as well as a regular pair) in their default form. [[spoiler:Dan]] discovered he was one by having them grow in. Instantaneously.
-->“Miss, you have a bat in your hair!”
* HandInTheHole
* HardHead: Dan
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Pip, and, to a slightly lesser degree, Wildy.
* HiddenAgendaVillain: Fa'Lina's agenda is so well hidden we can't even be sure if she's a good guy or not. Of course, that all depends of whether you consider her actually evil or not.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Agent Chazore, one of the best in Kria Soulstealer's Stealth Department. [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1353.php Would you really expect this to be great at stealth?]] [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1355.php by Kria.]]
* HornyDevils: Largely averted with the Cubi race despite the name -- they're not really demons, and while they feed on emotions their (clan-dependent) affinities for specific ones range all over the map. It's explained that the clan Nact'larn, who fit the trope much better, have a tendency to hog the spotlight. Kria Soulstealer on the other hand definitely plays with the trope every now and again, though mostly for laughs. Aaryana, who was introduced before the rules for Cubi were really developed, also plays it more-or-less straight.
* HumanityEnsues: Dan's [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_246.php brief stint]] with one of Jyrras's patches.
* HumanHummingbird: Warp- Aci actually but [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1006.php Fi is just so excited!]]
* HurricaneOfPuns / PungeonMaster: Apparently, the undead are [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1465.php vulnerable]] to this.
** Seems it's a [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1410.php racial trait]].
* HyperspaceArsenal: Dan can hide {{BFS}} in his clothes. Alexis hides a giant mallet in hers. Though somewhat justified by their preferences for [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_689.php loose, baggy clothing]] (though usually a ''robe'' in Dan's case).
* HyperspaceMallet: Alexi has one, she sometimes uses it on patrons who try to skip out on their bill.
* HypocriticalHumor: [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1421.php Nact'larn]] is talking about how under-dressed Dan is, while wearing his clothes that [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1400.php she stole]].
* IAmAMonster
** Dan is afraid [[spoiler: his developing 'Cubi powers]] may turn him into one.
** [[NotSoDifferent Interestingly]], it's that same fear that keeps [[spoiler: Abel]] going.
* IAteWhat: {{Invoked|Trope}} by the undead. Sherri is sent to guide Kria Soulstealer because they know Kria [[ImAHumanitarian eats people]] that piss her off, or whenever she gets the munchies, and Sherri was considered the least likely to get eaten as [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1393.php she's mostly stuffed with sawdust]].
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: The title of each strip is a humorous commentary on its events, of the type that [[Webcomic/{{XKCD}} certain other webcomics]] reserve for AltText punchlines.
* IdiotHero: Dan, so very much.
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: Before leaving for SAIA, Dan makes it clear that if anything happens to Alexsi, Pyroduck and Abel will die; he's not worried that ''they'' will do anything to Alexsi--Pyroduck and her are already dating--it's that Dan is very protective of his sister, and with him gone for a month, is passing responsibility for her safety to them.
* IHaveNoSon: [[spoiler:When Pyroduck attempted to reconcile with his estranged father (a ''very'' powerful Dragon), his father said that he would only take Pyroduck back in if he slays five hundred Cubi to avenge the deaths of five of the father's sons. He considers Pyroduck one of those five slain sons.]]
** [[spoiler:Destania feels this way about her stepdaughter Alexsi after discovering the latter is dating Pyroduck (Pyroduck's estranged father is her archenemy). She didn't care that the adventurers she sicced on Abel might have hurt or killed Alexsi in the crossfire (and Alexsi was the first to be hurt), calling her an expendable "traitor".]]
* ImAHumanitarian
** One of the reasons Beings and Creatures don't get on so well is that Creatures are often quite willing to eat Beings. Lorenda and Kria Soulstealer both eat a number of Beings in the series. At least, during the early strips.
** The last time someone killed a member of Piflak's clan, she killed them, turned their bones into a pipe organ that to this day hasn't needed tuning, and the rest were baked into pies.
-->'''Mink:''' They were the most delicious pies ever created...
* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty
** They're not actually immortal, but pretty much every species of creature seems to stop aging in their mid to late twenties.
** Fa'Lina seems to be a bit older.
** Cubi can shapeshift. Cyra explicitly shapeshifted to fit Dan's expectation of his grandmother, even though she first appeared around Fa'Lina's age and [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever hundreds of feet tall]].
* ImmortalProcreationClause
** Cubi Clan leaders, while not truly immortal, are unable to have children of their own.
** The Fae have their own version: no Fae can have children unless auctioned/given the soul of a voluntarily deceased Fae to "recycle" for their own child, keeping their population at a constant number at all times. It's not that the Fae ''can't'' have children without the donation of another Fae's soul. It's that they choose not to, since without said donation, the kid is... well... soul-less. The result is not pretty. [[spoiler:Or, at least, it's horribly depressing: without a soul, the kid has no emotions and no magic -- and no motivation to do anything. They're termed Hollows, and the only one shown so far shows up in Demonology 101, in what looks like a padded room. To quote Demonology 101, "they're more or less, empty husks". Also motivating the prohibition of Fae/anything relations that would lead to kids being born is the fact that Hollows always die on the 21st hour of their 21st birthday... as if having a kid who is magically null, and also void of all emotion weren't depressing enough.]]
* ImpliedDeathThreat: The series has a few, but the absolute best comes from an [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1374.php unlikely source.]]
* ImpossibleShadowPuppets: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_387.php Is it cheating to use Cubi wings?]]
* ImpossibleThief: While Piflak is around, [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1390.php no pants]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1391.php are safe.]]
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Seen [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1183.php here.]]
* InformedAbility: Dan's [[spoiler:pre-'Cubi powers]] badassery. (Well, he did take out Dark Pegasus on-page once.)
* InsaneTrollLogic: In a in-universe Spy-parody fanfict by Wildy, the Boss warned her spy that Jyrras' hideout is so well hidden that no other agent managed to find it and come back alive... all that while she hands him a file with blueprints, scans and photographs of the hideout and a plan to succesfully infiltrate in it. When the agent [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that Jyrras' hideout isn't that secret, his boss insists it is ''[[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_456.php because of the agency ease in study it]]''.
** The Faes, [[FairFolk being what they are]], [[BlueandOrangeMorality do this a lot]], [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_791.php like this]].
** And let's not forget about Regina, who somehow, [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_972.php believed that tricking Dan in the past in order cause mass-murdering and than vowing that she would kill his loved ones woudn't piss him off]]. As it turned out, [[TooDumbtoLive it did]]!
** Utilized quite well [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1397.php against Kria]].
-->'''Kria''': Give me ''one'' good reason why we shouldn't go off after them!
-->'''Sherri''': Um... Because you're [[ChaoticEvil a crazy psychopath who thrives on chaos]]? Which means the most chaotic and unpredictable thing you could do is listen to me?
* IronicEcho: A favorite of Fa'Lina who [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_491.php enhances her performance]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_741.php with puppets.]]
* IronicEchoCut: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_246.php Lampshaded]] and [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_704.php parodied.]]
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: A good example from Wildy-San's book:
-->'''Dan:''' At least I don't have four stomachs, little cow!\\
'''Lorenda:''' [[FatAndProud I'm not little!]]
* ITasteDelicious: Played with or parodied in that Lorenda (a half-demonic carnivorous cow) loves eating hamburgers.
* ItMakesSenseInContext: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_687.php Sometimes even in-universe!]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: Regina
* ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime: Abel explicitly [[DiscussedTrope discusses]] this with Dan at [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1207.php one point]].
* IWantGrandkids
** [[spoiler:Fa'Lina]] is very excited about Pyroduck's relationship with [[spoiler:Alexsi]] for this reason. She just wants to hear the pitter-patter of little feet. [[spoiler:[[HalfHumanHybrid Or]] [[MixAndMatchCritters the]] [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons whoosh-whoosh of]] [[WingedHumanoid little wings]], [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick as the case may be.]]]]
** Cyra may be this, though in her case it's great grandkids. Seeing her only family left alive are Destina and Dan, this isn't surprising.
** May, Abel's mother, [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Abel_29.php apparently desires them as well]].
* IWillTearYourArmsOff: The reason why Matilda [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1065.php was exiled]], according to her. This is later revealed by [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1319.php Fluffy]] to be a HalfTruth for Dan's benefit: she was indeed exiled for tearing her brother's arm off and beating him with it, but only because, due to the society's hypermasculine values (and the fact that they can [[HealingFactor regrow limbs]]), the act earned her a ''commutation'' of the execution she was due for disobeying him in the first place.
** [[spoiler: The second explanation is also shown in Matilda's backstory to be another HalfTruth , as her brother had killed himself first.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Abel, Devin, Wildy.
* JerkassFacade: Abel uses cubi abilities as a magical Jerkass Facade - which doesn't work on the non-cubi he's stuck with now.
* KarmaHoudini: The second cornerstone of the setting. An example: A female cubi for thousands of years had systematically raped, mutilated, slaughtered entire families and untold inoccents left and right without a single shred of empathy. Then she got in to teaching and she had to be forcefully restrained from ''torturing children's to death'' by the Headmistress as a form of education. Who is this demon that makes [[ComicBook/{{Wanted}} Mr. Rictus]] look decent? [[spoiler: Dan's mother, who is in quest to eradicate the Dragons. And ''she is treated sympathetically'' or at least with slapstick comedy]]. [[WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises OH DEAR MORALITY]].
** Other examples include the ''entire Soulstealer family''. Though at least Dark Pegasus is treated as a villain and has died repeatedly.
** The first example seems to be in the process of being subverted. She's alienated herself from most of her race and her employer tells her in no uncertain terms that if she does something he REALLY doesn't like, he will not hesitate to kill her.
* KidsPreferBoxes: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1276.php So do Warp Aci.]]
* KillerRabbit: The Mows can digest any non living matter, though they usually stick to fabrics and such...
* LamePunReaction: [[FacePalm Kria's reaction]] to an [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1410.php undead pun]]. It's not that she found the pun was that bad, but she thought that Devin was the only one who made death puns, and finds out all undead do it, while [[ThisIsGoingToSuck visiting the island of the undead]].
* LampshadedDoubleEntendre: "Most likely because all adventurers are known for their [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1043.php impressive swords!]] Now... I have not seen his sword in action myself... but I can assure you that it is most likely of fine quality".
** "You two like to get a little '[[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_102.php yiffy]]'! Don't ya? Eh? Yiff yiff!"
* LargeAndInCharge: Fa'lina to a considerable extent. Then we have Cyra. [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1209.php Full Stop]].
* [[LastOfHisKind Last of Her Kind]]:
** Fa'Lina is the last of her clan, and due to the ImmortalProcreationClause, that's not changing any time soon. When attaining Tri-Wing clan leadership status, a Cubi loses the ability to bear children. Lacking a regular Cubi to create more clan-affiliated Cubi usually drives clanless leaders insane, though Fa'Lina seems to have staved off madness by taking care of the [=SAIA=] students as her own clan and loving Pyroduck as her own son.
** Aniz was also left the last of his clan by the dragons c. 1500, and Destania was already the last ordinary Cubi of hers when this happened. Both of them went on to have children, but with Aniz dead, Abel is now ostensibly the last of his own clan.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: It's difficult to talk about almost anything in later chapters -- including the ''existence'' of three or four major characters -- without giving away a major twist in Chapter 14. In fact, seeing any one of the majority of the strips that so much as feature [[spoiler:the main character himself]] afterward will be enough to give it away.
* LessEmbarrassingTerm: Dan wears a robe, not a dress!
* LetsGetDangerous: Dan got called out of retirement to vanquish Dark Pegasus, again.
* LikesOlderWomen: Dan, even if it ''is'' [[OlderThanTheyLook only]] Kria.
* LonersAreFreaks: Abel, Abel, ''Abel''.
* LookWhatICanDoNow: The last time Regina met Dan, she mopped the floor with him, [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_973.php but not this time]].
* LosingYourHead: [[spoiler: [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1463.php Sherri]], when Mehlata cuts off her head. Being undead, her voice was magically generated anyway.]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: Subverted in Abel's Story #1.
* LuminescentBlush: With Jyrras, [[ShrinkingViolet naturally]], being the frequent initiator of this trope as seen [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_564.php with]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_588.php these three]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_628.php examples]] (though the last will most likely require closer inspection).
* MadEye: [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1432.php Mehlata]] gets one when Kria Soulstealer appears behind her, because she was sure Kria was killed by the bomb she planted under her chair.
* MadScientist: Jyrras. Who has created, among other things: the aformentioned [[DeathbringerTheAdorable Deathbringer]], a Griffin-shaped HumongousMecha, and the Mows. (Well, it was in his lab, though he wasn't there at the time...)
* ManIFeelLikeAWoman: Referenced and averted.
* ManInAKilt: [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1425.php Dan on this page.]] Also, {{Fanservice}}.
* MajorInjuryUnderReaction: Kria's reaction to [[spoiler:the attempt on her life that left all her fur burned off and ''an entire wing torn off'']]? Cheerfully declare she's having the best day ever.
* MarshmallowDream: Abel manages to play this one [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1191.php perfectly]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1196.php straight]].
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Jyrras has six older sisters and one younger one.
* MetaphoricallyTrue: Aaryanna sought Dan when an Oracle told her "[[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_295.php The life of Destania has ended at the hands of Daniel Ti'Fiona.]]", thinking Dan killed her favorite teacher. Destania is Dan's mother, who gave up [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_299.php her murderous ways and settled down after giving birth to him]].
** Matilda's story as to how she was exiled is an elaborate case of this; every piece of her story is true, but put together as a lie. Her story says she had opposed her brother and talked back to him, and was facing death for her actions, so she tore his arm off and beat him with it, which made the elders view her as a male; as her species has strict guidelines over male and female behavior, ''he'' got an appropriate sentence of exile. The truth: [[spoiler:She was angry at her brother who committed suicide, and was accused of his murder and facing the death penalty for that. The tearing his arm off was part of her violent outburst, but the elders interpreted that to mean she had a male soul. The Mythos were descended from a pair of brothers and a sister, while Matilda was a second sister, yet she had the personality of the original second brother, so they treated her like it. The punishment for a brother killing the other was exile.]]
* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: Cyra accidentally [[spoiler:killed ''everyone'' in a city she was trying to take for herself]], starting a millenia-long war.
* MisterSeahorse: [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1422.php Fluffy answers]] a viewer question: if an Incubus shapeshifts into a [[ShapeshiftersDoItForAChange woman]], can he get pregnant? The answer is [[AvertedTrope no]], shapeshifting is purely cosmetic.
* MoodWhiplash: The dark, grim and moody Fae arc is immediately followed by the general wackiness the cast is known for. Amber also seems uncomfortable letting a strip into the main series without a gag, so any dramatic installment will end with one featuring her and Fluffy, often apologizing for the lack of a punchline.
* MoodSwinger
** Fa'Lina. Or, as the AltText puts it, "watch out for those bi-polar right hooks".
** [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_805.php Albanion]] as well.
** Also Kria. [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1043.php Even in mid-press conference.]]
* MoralMyopia
** Kria cares about her family and immediate acquaintances, but tends to randomly kill other people on a whim. She's also extremely protective of Lorenda. Most other demons [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Abel_69.php apparently consider]] her to be applying the [[SocialDarwinist correct morals]] to the random strangers she kills, and to have a moral lapse for the people she knows, but in practice, it's a common lapse.
** Aaryanna, likewise, goes around killing Beings for fun, and knows that Destania at least has no moral qualms with torturing children, but still accuses Destania's alleged killer of VanHelsingHateCrimes. Unlike Demons, most Cubi ''aren't'' like this, although they do tolerate it.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_525.php Dr. Ink]] is this on a good day. On a bad one, he's an [[MadDoctor "egotistical, calculating, raving lunatic."]]
* MotorMouth: Mink, frequent purveyor of panel-filling monologues. Also Cyra, in her first opportunity to talk with her grandson. While the former is canonically androgynous, the latter is undeniably female: the author gets in some SelfDeprecatingHumor with the caption.
* MundaneUtility: Cubi CombatTentacles and VoluntaryShapeshifting are useful as extra hands and disguises, respectively, and apparently a clan with a fear affinity [[http://www.missmab.com/Demo/Leader03.php makes horror movies]]. More understandably, so does the [[http://www.missmab.com/Demo/Leader07.php lust-affinity clan]]. Their clan symbol is prominently featured on Lorenda's [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1252.php Cubi porn]] [=DVD=].
* MyEyesAreUpHere
** {{Inverted|Trope}} by SAIA's ''female'' head combat instructor who's taken a liking to a much shorter ''male'' student, [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1261.php when she catches him]] [[ShirtlessScene not wearing a shirt.]]
** Played straight and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_662.php this strip]].
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1120.php "Did... did it just get colder in here?"]]
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: When [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1477.php Kria]] gets all her clothes (and fur) blown off, she doesn't care that she's standing in the middle of the road, completely naked. Sherri is the one who's too embarrassed to look at her, and thinks she should quit before something else goes wrong.
** Even Amber found drawing the naked Kria to be hilarious.
* NeverGetsDrunk: Demons have a high tolerance for alcohol, which works against [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1461.php Kria]] when she tries to get plastered.
* NiceHat
** [[http://www.missmab.com/Demo/Leader14.php Quoar]]
** Don´t forget [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_636.php the fortune teller]]
* NinjaLooting: Mab gets in on the fun [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_719.php here.]] [[labelnote:*]]Polearms are probably not even a class weapon for Fae.[[/labelnote]]
* NoBisexuals: After coming to terms with his crush on Dan, Jyrras immediately becomes convinced his attraction to Lorenda was just a mechanism of denial. For what it's worth, Abel's [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1085.php choice of language]] suggests he doesn't entirely believe him (which is justifiable given that Abel also [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_571.php sensed that Jyrras has attraction to Lorenda]] in the same day that he found that Jyrras has a crush on Dan).
** It's probably also worth nothing that [[spoiler: Devin]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1149.php calls Jyrras "bi-desperate" during a phone conversation with Lorenda.]]
* NobleDemon: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_647.php Abel]], almost certainly.
* NobodyPoops: It appears the undead don't, and any bathrooms they have are for the benefit of visitors who do, though that doesn't mean they're placed in convenient locations.
--> '''Kria:''' I can't believe that a thirty story building only has a single bathroom on the ground floor!
* NoFourthWall
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Sort of. When the gang sneaks into SAIA, there's a panel of [[CloudCuckoolander Mab and Pip]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_561.php having tea with Dr. Ink]]. A similar thing happens in a later arc, with [[spoiler:Fi and Devin]].
* NoodleImplements: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_616.php Mab's Brownies.]]
* NoodleIncident
** Azlan saying "And that was the first and last time I took Neni to [place}!" It has become a RunningGag.
** Also, Abel's banishment from the SAIA library.
** It's never explained how Dan defeated a roomful of Deathknights with a spork.
** ...and to this day, [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_544.php Mab can't order potato skins.]]
** ... and that's the story of [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1087.php how Dan got this hat!]]
* NotSoOmniscientAfterAll: [[spoiler:The Phoenix Oracles.]] There are forces that exist outside of their vision. [[spoiler:The Phoenixes]] don't know their names, but they know that they exist and that they don't want to be seen.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Mab may not be as ditzy as she seems.]] Same goes for [[spoiler: Pip]].
* OfficiallyShortenedTitle: ''Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures'' frequently refers to itself as ''DMFA''.
* OffingTheOffspring: While [[spoiler:her step-daughter Alexsi]] wasn't the primary target, [[spoiler:Destania]] doesn't care that [[spoiler:the adventurers she tricked into attacking Lost Lake]] might have harmed her too because of [[spoiler:Alexsi's relationship with Pyroduck.]] As far as she's concerned, [[spoiler:Alexsi]] is "compromised, a traitor, and expendable." Her current employer thinks this is cold even for her.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Fa'Lina breaks into an unseen musical dance number between [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_590.php this strip]] and [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_591.php this one.]] Dan thinks it was an impressive number.
* OffscreenTeleportation: Fa'Lina pulls one off in Abel's Story part 2. When Abel wakes up in SAIA's infirmary with Fa'Lina on the bed next to him, he tries to slip away while she's ranting about her GagBoobs; he makes it as far as the door, and finds Fa'Lina already on the other side.
* OhCrap: Regina realizing that Dan [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_973.php got a whole lot stronger since their last fight.]] Comes with WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises as a bonus.
** [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1323.php "The inn has ferrets!!!"]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Lots, including Dan's mother (7026), Fa'Lina (9288), and Mab (considered young for a Fae [[spoiler: she's older than the Cubi race]])
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: Lampshaded. And subverted: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_366.php the phoenix is grouchy]] because her flaming head ruins the ominous lighting.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: Fa'Lina comments that being nigh-omniscient has the side-effect of turning you into a sociopathic {{Jerkass}}. With what little we know of Fa'Lina, though, she could easily just have been that way ''before'' she became so powerful. Considering her signature emotion is hope, she may very well just be putting on an act.
* OneDegreeOfSeparation: The entire cast seems to be connected through Fa'lina, Kria, and/or Destania.
* OneDialogueTwoConversations: While at a diplomatic and business meeting in Trik'na, [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1445.php Mehlata wants Kria dead]]. The other person in the room is unaware of Mehlata's homicidal intent.
* OneGenderRace
** Succubi of the clan Nact'larn, the closest to the familiar HornyDevils, although it's [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1134.php suggested]] they're in the habit of [[GenderBender turning themselves male]] when... [[JumpingTheGenderBarrier the situation warrants it]]. That comes from one of the classic legends about succubi/incubi.
** Also Phoenixes, seeing as they don't really need to reproduce.
* OurSoulsAreDifferent: [[TheFairFolk The Fae.]] As such, [[YourSoulIsMine eating a fae's soul]] is impossible.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: One letter in the FourthWallMailSlot asked about vampires, only to be told that Our Vampires Are ''Extinct'', having been crowded out by more efficient predators like demons and 'cubi.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: For the most part the undead are pretty much the same as the were before they died. Except with detachable limbs.
* OutnumberedSibling: Jyrras has seven sisters. The older ones are all quite a bit larger than him. He resents them treating him like some kind of living doll.
* OwMyBodyPart: Presumably, Amber's [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim squeedily spooch]] is located [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_593.php somewhere in her neck.]]
* PerpetualFrowner: Abel. Be worried if he smiles. Be ''terrified'' [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1232.php if he laughs]].
* PetTheDog: Kria gets quite a few in Abel's Story. She also gets one in the main comic... [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1182.php sorta.]].
* PhonyDegree: Wildy got a shaman degree from a [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_162.php home learning course]], though she ''does'' have actual shamanic abilities.
* PleaseGetOffMe: Happened to Dan during his first [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_882.php adventure]].
-->'''Dan:''' If it isn't too bold of me, perhaps I can suggest you three make your plans include you three getting off my spine?
* PsychicStatic: Currently provides the page picture.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis
** [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1093.php This comic.]]
-->'''Abel:''' What. Did. You. Call. Me?
** [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_648.php And this one.]]
-->'''Abel:''' You! Beeped! My! Nose!
* PunctuationShaker
* PuppyDogEyes: Deebs uses this in a non-canon arc to get Jyrras to... well, just see SavingChristmas below.
** Speaking of Jyrras, his status as the absurdly cute thing means he gets them whenever he's the slightest bit disappointed.
** Even Abel can put on a decent pair if he has a good enough reason.
** [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_780.php And Mab convinces Jyrras to partake in her adventure using these.]] After reeling in from it, [[LampshadeHanging Jyrras is quick to note how his usual tactic was used against him.]]
* PutOnABus: Merlitz.
* PyrrhicVictory: Mab discovers that [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_695.php winning tastes like dirt.]]
** Before that, Mab attempted to remove the tourists of her Glen, and after one Being gone too far by pulling her antennas, she vanqished with them... [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_404.php and her Glen]].
* RageQuit: [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1280.php Abel vs. Jyrras]]
* RandomDrop: After rescuing Alexsi from Biggs, Mab calls dibs on the dropped loot as if it were an MMORPG quest, and wins a [[BladeOnAStick voulge]]. [[CloudCuckooLander This is Mab]] [[RealityWarper we're talking about]].
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: 7000-year-old succubus [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1000.php Cyra]], [[spoiler:Dan's grandmother]].
* ReasonYouSuckSpeech: In Abel's Story, delivered by [[spoiler: Aaryanna]] to Abel.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain: The undead are animated corpses, they can lose body parts and can still function even with non organic replacements - Devin has gold arms and Sherri is stuffed with sawdust. The only exception is the brain, which holds the memories and personality of the person.
** [[spoiler: And it is specifically the brain rather than the head that is essential, which Mehlata [[http://dmfa.katbox.net/comic/1468-aim-is-a-little-off-for-some-reason/ uses to her advantage]].]]
* RetiredBadass: Dan, who is a retired adventurer. Because of the humor, readers tend to lose sight of this.
* RetiredMonster: Destania
* {{Retool}}: Chapter 16, building on TheReveal in Chapter 14, makes Cubi almost as central to the strip as adventurers, introducing such central characters as Abel and Fa'lina.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Mows, most of the time...
** Jyrras, if he gives PuppyEyes.
** Deebs, especially if she gives aforementioned PuppyEyes.
** Chibi Abel. And deliberately so.
-->'''Amber:''' I will not rest until I kill a diabetic with this website.
* RightBehindMe: a comedic example happens [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1259.php here]], and the page after.
* RoboSpeak: [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1189.php Macy, Jyrras' robot daughter]], who also acts like a TVTeen.
-->'''Macy:''' Initiating response three. ''But Daaaaaaad!''
* RootingForTheEmpire: InUniverse -- Undead and Demons tend to do this when [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1251.php watching horror movies.]]
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: As show in the above image, the author appears simply incapable of using "have" after an auxiliary.
* RunningGag
** Abel would like you to know that he is most [[BlatantLies "definitely"]] not [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_584.php touching]][[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_603.php you]].
** Speaking of Abel, there are also his Sucker Punches.
** Adding that someone has a cute butt when describing what one likes about somebody.
* SarcasmMode: Abel's switch is fused in the "on" position.
* SavingChristmas: Referenced in a non-canon [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Arch_HJ.php bonus arc]]. Rather hilariously, Deebs wants to save Christmas ''so much'' that she gets Jyrras to kill Santa (again) just so she can do it. Given her [[DeathbringerTheAdorable name]], it could be considered sinister...
* ScaryLibrarian: Well, she sorta [[GeniusLoci IS the Library]]...
* SceneryCensor
** Happens in [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1007.php this strip]].
** Happens earlier [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_690.php here]], too.
** Happens even earlier ''[[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_663.php here]]''.
** Which is a ContinuityNod to the even earlier strip ''[[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_114.php here]]''
** An arm and a random piece of paper fluttering in the wind [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1477.php here]].
* SchizoTech: According to the [[AllThereInTheManual background]], Furrae has widely varying technology levels, where modern cities and medieval towns can be a short walk away from each other. Then there's [[MadScientist Jyrras]] and his HumongousMecha and {{Magitek}}, but he's been advised by some to not release his best technology too soon...
* SeriousBusiness
** Hungry Hungry Hippos [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1099.php is a wild, wild race.]]
** The Dark Pegasus ''[[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1146.php shirts for no one!]]''
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Expect any winged Creature to wear one of these at least once, though the purpose for wearing is generally not for {{Fanservice}}. [[BuxomIsBetter Fa'Lina]] may be a more traditional example, however.
* ShoutOut: Many.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flinx Pip]]. Pip's appearance, general personality and temperament pretty much make him Mab's answer to Flinx's minidrag.
** Also, look carefully at what is exposed of the [[http://www.missmab.com/Demo/Leader15.php Clan Mink]] page. Can't see it? [[spoiler:"Status: [[{{VideoGame/Portal}} This was a triumph! I'm making a note [obscured by speech bubble] success!!]]"]]
** ''[[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Ab_023.php To what the frig kind of book]] [[DragonBall does Oolong stock in that library these day]]''!
** [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1182.php This comic]] contains a shout out to a [[{{WesternAnimation/SpongeBob SquarePants}} certain song.]]
** ''Webcomic/LasLindas'': [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1250.php the horror movie!]]
** The next page has ''CodeNameHunter''.
** The entire [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_512.php wardrobe montage]]. With bonus allusion to tentacle rape and several {{Wholesome Crossdresser}}s.
** The bottom of [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1448.php this]] page references a scene from ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''.
** The characters play ''Candy-Land Adventures'' in [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1453.php #1453]] and [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1460.php #1460]]. ''TabletopGame/CandyLand'' is a simple children's game. ''Candy-Land Adventures'' transforms this game into an RPG like ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', complete with rolling dice, fighting monsters, and arguing about the rules. Roles include Peppermint Paladin and Rogue of Red Hots.
** [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_287.php #287]] references ''Film/ThePrincessBride''.
** "Demonology 101", Cubi Mind-Abilities, [[http://missmab.com/Demo/Cubi02.php Page 2]] quotes some lawbook. The quote is from the United States Constitution, Article 1, Section 5.
* ShowWithinAShow: Wildy's... [[YaoiFangirl interesting]] book.
* ShrinkingViolet: Jyrras.
* SlapSlapKiss: Apparently, what Aaryaana wants with Abel.
* TheSoCalledCoward: [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1398.php Kria Soulstealer]]. While visiting Trik'na Island, the land of the undead, Kria is the target of an assassination attempt. When it fails, the assassins are shocked that Kria retreats instead of coming after them, so they believe that she's scared of them; in reality, Sherri, the undead diplomat convinced her to not chase her would-be assassins, and that Kria was very willing to kill them in all kinds of horrible ways.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Sherri has interrupted two assassination attempts on Kria, both by accident. [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1394.php First]] they blew up the carriage that Kria would have been on if she wasn't outside talking to Sherri, [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1397.php and then]] when they set up a trap expecting Kria to hunt them down, Sherri convinces Kria to not go after them. Not only that, but they are now underestimating Kria, [[TheSoCalledCoward thinking she's a coward]].
** Kria herself, though [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1431.php this one]] may be a result of the ''entire country''
* SpikesOfDoom: While Kria does believe in placing spikes in her pit trap, she finds that placing them on the floor [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_942.php lacks originality.]]
* SpitTake: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_621.php Instead of being expelled from the mouth, it comes Abel's nose.]]
* SquareRaceRoundClass: [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1355.php Agent Chazore]] is one of Kria's top spies, though she can't understand how a winged demon with rainbow-colored fur can do stealth.
* {{Squee}}
** Dan's reaction when Abel shows him that magic could let him wield [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_552.php eight swords at once.]]
** Fa'Lina at the thought of [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_730.php having grandchildren.]]
* StartOfDarkness: The second half of [[DarkerAndEdgier Abel's Story]] has [[spoiler:Aniz]]'s, as told by Fa'Lina.
* StatuesqueStunner: Quill [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1260.php towers over everyone]], especially Jacob [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend who bemoans being the target of her affection.]]
** Zezzuva stands at least [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1407.php three heads taller than Dan.]] Also, spoiler warning.
* StealthPun: Lorenda's starsign is Taurus, and [[DontExplainTheJoke she's part cow]].
* TheStoic: Zezzuva.
* {{Stripperiffic}}
** Have you looked at Albanion's outfit?
** Azlan is forced to wear one by Neni at one point. He's also [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_475.php forced]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_476.php to wear one]] by Wildy, in exchange for the return of his lost wedding ring. He got it from Neni, though.
** Mab gets put in one in an earlier arc.
** Ahem. Mink trumps all of them with nothing but a loincloth on.
** Abel gets pretty close with his miniskirt and boots.
* StupidSexyFlanders
** "...[[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_628.php maybe you should go to a restroom to change]]..."
** Kria [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_763.php gets a taste of this]] aswell
* SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic: Jyrras's inquiries in magical contaminants in materials have found some [[MagicAIsMagicA highly consistent properties]] that may lead him eventually to create a theoretical all-natural material with no contaminants whatsoever. [[spoiler: Mab is apparently behind this, carefully manipulating towards this goal.]]
* SuperheroTrophyShelf: The walls of Dan's room are covered with weapons displays. No telling how many of these are souvenirs, since it's been shown that Dan appreciates swords.
* SuperWindowJump:
** Dan did one [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1205.php off panel]].
** [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1442.php Kria]] has no use for doors when there are perfectly smashable windows to fly through.
* TheTalk + TooMuchInformation = BrainBleach (a RunningGag)
* TastesLikePurple: Lorenda eats an unseen overly cute mascot and [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_188.php hears magenta.]]
* TemptingFate: Subverted. "Shows what you know, universe! [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_881.php Trying to bury me with girls]] only makes everything better!"
* {{Telepathy}}: Cubi can hear thoughts. [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_555.php YES they can!]]
* TheyFightCrime: Jeremiah from the Taun clan and Abyss from the Kish'Ta clan, or at least they are in Mink's FilmNoir [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1403.php imagination]].
--> '''Mink''': Together they solve mysteries!\\
'''Dan''': Ummm...Mink? Have you been reading Fi's comic books?\\
'''Mink''': Yessssssssss...
* ThisBananaIsArmed: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] [[http://www.missmab.com//Comics/Vol_092.php here]].
* ThreePointLanding: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_939.php Here.]]
* TimeForPlanB:
** [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_424.php "Plan B?]] Isn't that the one you [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_426.php waste time eating muffins?"]]
** After Mehlata's plan B (a bomb planted under Kria's chair) fails, her accomplice asks if it's time for plan C. She decides to skip all that and go to [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1433.php Plan H]], the H is for "[[OffWithHisHead off with her Head]]".
* TimmyInAWell: Referenced several times, and subverted [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_496.php here]].
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Jyrras' parents.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_973.php Dan]], from Regina's perspective. Recently, Jyrras did so in [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1336.php this comic]].
* ToplessnessFromTheBack: Mab gets this a lot, as do many other girls.
* [[TranshumanTreachery Transbeing Treachery]]: Dark Pegasus created the undead race in hopes of [[NightOfTheLivingMooks creating an army]] at his beck and call, and was disappointed when this ''didn't'' happen; instead the undead revived with their memories, personalities and free will intact, and joining an evil army was not the first thing on their minds.
* TransparentCloset
** [[spoiler:Lorenda and Jyrras' sisters figured out that Jyrras was gay before he did.]]
** [[spoiler: And Abel learned of his crush on Dan simply by proving to Jyrras he could read his mind, though he wasn't trying to find anything specific. He didn't even realize how important that detail was until the terrified Jyrras fainted.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood
** Fa'lina and muffins.
** Also, Cubi don't actually need to eat physical food, so most only eat a couple of favourite foods for pleasure. This appears to be the case with [[spoiler:Dan and ale]].
** Aaryanna loves toast.
* TwoScenesOneDialogue: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_609.php Possibly in the last two panels.]]
* TheUnintelligible: Pip. [[spoiler: Usually...]]
* UnreliableNarrator: [[spoiler: Matilda in her own backstory. She's claimed prior that she had torn off her own brother's arm and that had got her exiled. While we don't yet know what got her exiled just yet, it's revealed in her backstory that her brother killed himself after their father died, unable to cope with the stress placed on him.]]
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Dan pulled one off on Biggs early on; apparently [[NoodleIncident it wasn't the first time that happened to him.]]
* VaguenessIsComing: [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_301.php Every]] [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1273.php answer]] [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_295.php given]] by Phoenix Oracles, unless you catch one [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1328.php on her lunch break]].
** Although the Oracle on her lunch break is [[spoiler: likely Destania in disguise.]]
* VanHelsingHateCrimes
** In theory, adventurers like Dan et al. are [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_287.php a necessity of a broken judiciary]]; in practice, it's not uncommon for them to consider Creatures AlwaysChaoticEvil, although Creatures' perception of this is exaggerated somewhat by their own MoralMyopia toward Beings. At the very least, SAIA, run by the relatively upright Fa'lina, openly has an [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_528.php adventurer-slaying department]], and [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Ab_093.php Mink's mother's death]] seems to be a legitimate example.
** [[spoiler:Dan swears vengeance on Dark Pegasus after seeing him obliterate in cold blood an undead adventurer who had become his friend. This was the catalyst that drove Dan to kill him multiple times and try (unsuccessfully) to keep him dead.]]
** Speaking of the undead, most of them moved to Trik'na Island to avoid this; that a handful of undead formed a cult and tried to start a ZombieApocalypse, only made matters worse.
* VerbalTic: Fi's "Ch-ya!" Apparently it's a [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1276.php racial tic]] among the Warp Aci.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Mink is terrified of what Piflak is going to do when one of her clan was murdered. First s/he hides in [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1277.php Jakob's shirt]], then s/he hides in [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1278.php Fa'Lina]]. FridgeBrilliance when you consider that squids (Mink's tail and "ears" have suction cups) possess an affinity for squeezing into tight spaces when scared. Many underwater divers have reported smaller ones slipping inside their masks!
* VillainsOutShopping: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_454.php Or playing poker.]]
** Occurs en mass in the yearly [[http://dmfa.katbox.net/comic/193-if-i-was-a-force-of-darkness-its-where-id-want-to-be/ evil]] [[http://dmfa.katbox.net/comic/959-this-is-why-flashbacks-are-considered-superior/ beach party]].
** Invoked by Kria [[http://dmfa.katbox.net/comic/761-careful-what-comfort-you-offer/ multiple]] [[http://dmfa.katbox.net/comic/1444-aw-yeah-callback-to-comic-761-in-effect/ times]] as a way to spend time with and comfort some of the less murderous people she associates with.
** [[WordOfGod Amber has stated]] on page comments that she loves drawing these to see what sort of mundane things her bad guys are doing.
* VillainyDiscretionShot: Most 'Cubi and demons.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Dan and Wildy-San.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Several races in Furrae have two forms, but 'Cubi are the masters of this. And the Fae are the Grand Masters, but we don't see them using it so much, while Cubi use it for [[CombatTentacles combat]] and to disguise their nature.
** The medal goes to [=SAIA=]'s shapeshifting class teacher [[MeaningfulName Change]] who keeps changing forms not only in every single frame she is in, but is in [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Ab_066.php constant flux]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Ab_067.php within several]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Ab_068.php of those.]]
* XanatosGambit: Biggs (or better, Destania disguised as Biggs) hired Dan to (once again) slay Dark Pegasus, this time for good. Biggs explained that Dark Pegasus is an pain in his ass and that he needed to be stopped, so, he needs to send Dan to do the job for him due to dan's fame in killing Dark Pegasus. When Dan points out the possibility of Dark Pegasus killing him, Biggs retorts that Destania [[MamaBear wouldn't allow her son's killer to escape unpunished]]. In either way, Dark Pegasus would be killed and, as Biggs [[LampshadeHanging pointed out]], [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_871.php he would win in any way]].
** Dan attempt this with Wildy to [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1201.php avoid any disaster in a party with the soulstealer's family]]. [[EpicFail It didn't work]].
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Several. [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1146.php Helloooooooooo, Dark Pegasus...]]
* WallsOfText (lampshaded)
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:Owona only got a page of the Clan Leaders sidestory with a small amount of information prior to her first mention in the main storyline... where it's revealed that she's just been murdered.]]
* WhamEpisode
** Chapter 14. The revelation that [[spoiler:Dan is an incubus]] is so [[{{Retool}} central to what comes after]] that it's hard to even talk about later arcs without giving it away.
** The Fae arc. [[spoiler: Wait, you mean at least two characters are going to ''die''?!]]
** Even earlier than that, in the Queen Mab arc: [[spoiler: Wait, Mab is ''planning'' something?]]
** More recently -- [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1094.php these]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1095.php strips]], despite the fact that [[spoiler: [[AllJustADream it was a dream]].]]
*** [[spoiler: ''Cubi can't dream.'' Said Abel right before he woke up. If it isn't a dream, then what is it?]]
*** [[spoiler: Turns out it is a dream. Abel's becoming more being-like due to a lack of emotion feeding.]]
** Chapter 30, aptly titled "And Then Everything Went Wrong". To elaborate, [[spoiler:The Blunt Object Brigade attack Lost Lake under the belief that a Cubi murderer they're hunting is there. The murdered victim? ''Merlitz''. Although they're driven off and no one is (seriously) hurt, Pyroduck is confused that the [[MadOracle Phoenix Oracles]] would give them such a straightforward answer, so he calls one and she confirms that it wasn't true. She then says that she doesn't know what happened to Merlitz. ''The Phoenixs, famous for literally knowing '''everything''' that was, is, and ever will be, have no idea what happened to Merlitz.'']]
** The Cubi Conference. [[spoiler:The Dragons are revealed to have committed ''genocide'' on both Humanity and the Angels in order to preserve their rule over the world, and the Cubi declare open war against them to prevent the same thing happening to them. And that's ''before'' it's revealed that one of the clan leaders has been murdered.]]
** While we know logically that Fa'Lina is near-omniscient [[spoiler:and that Mab is WAY smarter than she acts]], it's very easy to forget underneath all the silliness. That is, until [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1451.php folks like this guy show up]] and we remember (spoiler warning) [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1329.php the last thing Fa'Lina told Abel before leaving SAIA]].
* WhamLine
** More accurately, [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1193.php wham text,]] but still, Abel's father, Aniz Siar, is pronounced deceased for twenty-seven years, [[spoiler:killed by Quintinga Ti'Fiona.]] In other words, [[spoiler:Abel's father, whom he'd vowed revenge on, although having cryptically told Dan it was "no longer an option," was killed by Dan's father's first wife, Alexsi's mother; bear in mind also that ''Dan's'' mother was a bitter former lover of Abel's father]].
** Earlier, "Destania must be so proud to have an incubus like you for a son!"
** "Jyrras... known Dan since childhood... came to rescue him... [[spoiler: have had a slight crush on him]] since..."
** [[spoiler: "We weren't trying to attack folks! We're trying to track down and kill the Cubi that murdered Merlitz Meshaiko." - during Wildy's fight with Nitemyste as he and his compatriots attack Lost Lake.]]
** What is the most frightening thing you can ever hear from a [[TheOmniscient Phoenix Oracle]], someone who can, with absolute accuracy, see everything that has happened and everything that will happen? [[spoiler: I Don't Know.]]
* WhamShot: In [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Ma_037.php Matilda's Side Story,]] combined with MoodWhiplash.
* WhatDoesThisButtonDo: [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_362.php Always idiot-proof your lab!]].
* WhatTheHellHero: Abel calling out Dan on [[spoiler: not staying at SAIA to train properly, pointing out that not learning to control his 'Cubi powers made it more likely that he'd lose control and [[IAmAMonster truly become the menace]] he feared.]]
** And he [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1048.php just gave Dan]] [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1049.php another one]] over how he plans to [[spoiler:use Matilda to keep an eye on Alexsi.]]
*** [[spoiler: And Dan [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1051.php actually]] [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1067.php ''listened'']].]]
** [[spoiler: Abel gets one himself in his sidestory, when Aaryana spells out to him that he could've easily defeated Aniz (and, possibly, saved his mother) if he had actually taken advantage of what he's learned at SAIA, but instead he chose to seclude himself and be a brooding loner.]]
*** [[spoiler:And now Destania's getting in on it too, reminding Abel of just how many people have died or otherwise had their lives ruined because of him.]]
* WhipItGood: Quill loves to [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1263.php see the little volf run.]]
* WikiWalk: [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1193.php In universe example.]]
* WingedHumanoid: cubi, demons, angels, fae and dragons in humanoid forum.
* WorthIt: [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1464.php Mehlata]] knows she'll get caught for assassinating Kria Soulstealer, but it doesn't matter, the Soulstealers are a family of destructive and evil demons, and what happens to her is inconsequential to being able to kill even one of them.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Fa'lina, for all her flaws and malice, refuses to hurt any child or to let ''anyone'' do that in her presence, as Aniz and Destania found [[MamaBear out the hard way]]. However, the most notable exemple of this is her adoption of Pyroduck. More specifically, Pyroduck's father betrayed several Cubi's during the Cubi-Dragon war, and as a result, the Cubi race kidnapped his children and offered them to the Cubi who were betrayed by him. Fa'lina was one of them. Despite having a good reason to hate Pyroduck's father (since his betrayal killed her whole family), [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1071.php she refused to discounting on Pyroduck himself]]. Rather, [[HeartwarmingMoments she adopts him as her own son and gave him to the Pheonix oracles to protect him from the other Cubi]].
* YaoiFangirl: Wildy, originator of the idea of "Death by Shonen-ai."
-->'''Dan:''' I don't think I can kill him... or want to anymore...
* YouAreWhatYouHate: [[spoiler:Dan for a while after learning he was an incubus and spending some time in denial about it. He eventually [[http://dmfa.katbox.net/comic/651-the-kind-of-thing-that-blindsides-you-on-some-idle-thursday/ gets over it.]]]]
* YouNeverAsked: During the all All Hail Queen Mab story arc, it is revealed [[spoiler:Mab has a daughter]]. When questioned about it by Jyrras, she simply responds "No one ever asked."
* YourSoulIsMine: Cubi have a reputation for killing people and eating their souls. It's somewhat deserved.
* YourVampiresSuck: ...As [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_510.php this strip]] illustrates.
* ZombieApocalypse: The BigBad Dark Pegasus [[OmnicidalManiac tried to trigger one]] in the {{Backstory}}, but the zombies turned out to be just too nice to work for him. Even the method of transmission is LighterAndSofter: bites and scratches infect you with TheVirus, but it stays in remission unless you die before it wears off, which it does quickly, and the bites and scratches aren't any more likely to be fatal than any other injury. The zombies show up once in a while, although they mostly keep to themselves. They do have a representative on the Creature council though. Nonetheless there's FantasticRacism towards them for fear of this, and from the aforementioned BigBad, for [[MyGreatestFailure the exact opposite reason]]. Plus there's some cultish group of undead that keep trying to turn ''him'' into an undead to take his place as their leader. He's not too thrilled at the idea, unsurprisingly.

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