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[[caption-width-right:350:Yes, the cast is large]]
''[[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/ Far Out There]]'' is an often cute, sometimes-dark-humored ensemble webcomic by Simon Ladd. It's the comic where things happen... '''IN SPACE!!!'''
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Tropes used include:
* AbsentAliens - Made clear [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1026516/page-1-it-begins/ right at the start]].
* AirVentPassageway - Trigger is [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1067778/page-151-hey-at-least-its-not-all-going-to-waste/ good at using these]].
* AliensSpeakingEnglish - Technically, there are no extraterrestrials, but everyone speaking English is still true.
* AnAssKickingChristmas - [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1090288/bridget-and-alphonses-horrifying-christmas-page-1/ "Bridget and Alphonse's Horrifying Christmas"]]
* AprilFoolsDay - The ol' "fake ending" gag was employed in [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1067764/page-wait-what/ 2009]] and again in [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1071310/page-oh-not-again/ 2010]].
** 2011's [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1156080/page-pop-tarts-spiraling-towards-the-earth/ April Fools]] was a little... [[DadaComics unusual]].
** 2013's was certainly... [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1709321/page-magical-girls-everywhere/ interesting]].
* AuthorAvatar - Ichabod is occasionally accused of being this. The author denies it, saying he just wanted Ichabod to ''look'' like him to for cosplaying purposes.
* BadSanta - [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1090298/bridget-and-alphonses-horrifying-christmas-page-10/ And ugly, too]].
* BadassAdorable - Bridget the Zombie.
* BeQuietNudge - Bridget shuts Alphonse up in [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1068901/page-179-who-wouldnt-believe-that-face this]] page, lest he should give away [[spoiler:the fact that they were the ones who hired Skye]]. (Of course, neither of them can talk so one wonders why she bothered)
* BigDamnHeroes - Occurs when Sophia and Clare [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1080545/page-286-well-now-that-was-unexpected/ finally]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1080546/page-287-meet-my-deus-ex-machina-er-i-mean-boss/ respond]] to Ichabod's call for help.
** Seen again when Tabitha saves Bridget and Alphonse [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1090299/bridget-and-alphonses-horrifying-christmas-page-11/ from]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1090302/bridget-and-alphonses-horrifying-christmas-page-12/ Santa]].
* BlankWhiteEyes - Layla, while experiencing [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1071305/page-235-just-getting-her-up-there-must-have-been-really-awkward/ an exceptional level of stress]].
* BrainInAJar - [[spoiler:Dr. Vanderslice has a whole room of them.]]
* CasualInterstellarTravel
* CatSmile - Trigger does this on occasion, especially if [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1065764/page-115-triggers-big-book-on-pranks/ pranks are involved]].
* CharacterBlog - Borderline example: the most prominent characters have their own personal [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/FOTradio/ Pandora Radio stations]].
* CowerPower - Alphonse, most of the time.
* CreatingLifeIsAwesome - Creating Bridget and Alphonse seems to have worked out pretty well for Tabitha.
* CursedWithAwesome - Avatar. Immortality and indestructibility sound great on the surface, but what good is Eternal Life when you have no life?
* CuteBruiser - Bridget again.
* CuteMute - Bridget and Alphonse are [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1072501/page-254-do-radios-broadcast-expressive-eyes/ incapable of speech]], but otherwise intelligent. And definitely cute. [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1636000/how-the-calgaris-stole-christmas-page-8/ So]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1688179/page-517-smooch/ very]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1707369/page-526-get-to-the-important-part/ cute.]]
* DaddysGirl - Layla was [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1556459/page-471-confessions-of-a-daddys-girl/ most]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1559063/page-472-no-commentary-please/ certainly]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1563953/page-474-the-stoyr-of-layla-continues/ one]].
** Ironically, she'd previously called Tabitha [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1090125/page-296-parting-is-such-sweet-sorrow/ one]]. She would know, right?
* DoesNotLikeShoes - Trigger, ever since he let the Jesus Freaks dress him.
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom - "The Killer Station of Deadly Doom"
* EffortlessAmazonianLift - Stilez picks Frank up with her pinkie... [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1028446/page-83-what-the-sam-hills-going-on-part-iv/ BY THE NOSE]].
* EnfantTerrible - Megaweapon is bad enough just judging from what [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1136492/page-329-and-now-back-to-plot-a/ is actually shown.]] The stuff that's only talked about is [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1130462/page-327-boys-will-be-hellspawn/ even worse]].
* FaceDoodling - Happens to Ichabod [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1065768/page-119-that-escalated-quickly/ once]]... among other things.
* FieryRedhead - Layla. Oh boy...
* FishOutOfWater - Trigger.
* FlatWhat - Avatar's reaction to [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1191539/page-348-i-was-not-prepared-for-that/ this]].
* FruitOfTheLoon - Ichabod [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1027073/page-6-enter-the-nitpicker really]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1027821/page-63-your-ideas-arent-as-cool-as-you-think seems]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1028457/page-93-at-least-they-dont-have-to-sit-next-to-any-screaming-babies to]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1090283/page-304-i-hope-they-got-a-good-deal-at-least like]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1228030/page-363-artfully-passing-the-buck apples]].
* FunTShirt - Trigger is easily amused by [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1027823/page-65-you-are-what-you-wear/ these.]]
* HalloweenCosplay - See below.
* HolidayNonupdate - Averted to an absurd degree (especially at Christmas).
* HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas - [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1629983/how-the-caligaris-stole-christmas/ How the Caligaris Stole Christmas]] (though, admittedly, the did it SAVE Christmas)
* LikeBrotherAndSister - Trigger and Layla are most emphatically [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1027274/page-28-i-dont-think-thats-very-funny-at-all/ in this kind of relationship.]]
* MadScientist - MANY in the cast: Tabitha, Dr. Caligari, Dr. Vanderslice, Avatar's creators, and so on and so forth.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter - Tabitha's [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1794321/page-566-just-keep-doing-what-youre-doing/ quite the looker]].
* MamaBear - Tabitha
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy - Bridget and Alphonse
* MotherlyScientist - Tabitha. [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1071294/page-225-a-heartwarming-show-of-zombie-affection So]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1072517/page-267-mothering-instinct VERY]] [[http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a183/blitzkrieg1701/BridgetAlphonsedressup.jpg much.]]
* MySuitIsAlsoSuper - Avatar's robe. See [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1027705/page-58-a-nitpicker-should-know-better-than-to-give-kids-money this page]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast - "Megaweapon."
* NoNewFashionsInTheFuture - At least where the main characters are concerned.
* NoodleIncident - Ichabod tells Kiki about one of his previous adventures, but we [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1080526/page-269-clearly-hes-devastated only hear part of it.]] Where DID that epileptic pig come from?
** Ichabod brings up another [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1090124/page-295-i-have-no-idea-where-claires-gun-went several pages later.]] SHOULD he have known those Space Whales had "mommy issues?"
* NotGrowingUpSucks - Avatar.
* OddShapedPanel - This comic [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1027271/page-25-one-big-happy-family lives]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1027706/page-59-well-she-is-a-girl by]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1027835/page-76-warning-sudden-plot-shifts-may-result-in-neck-injury this]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1028455/page-91-one-mans-trash-is-another-mans-misidentified-trash/ trope,]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1068896/page-174-now-the-word-thinking-sounds-funny-to-me seriously.]] The most jarring thing it can do now is a [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1069365/page-188-alan-moore-called-he-wants-his-page-back normal layout.]]
* OpaqueNerdGlasses - Ichabod's massive eye-wear.
* ThePerryMasonMethod - Ichabod unintentionally [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1028448/page-85-what-the-sam-hill-oh-forget-it-dramatic-twist/ pulls this on Trigger]]. It's "unintentional" because [[spoiler:Ichabod was actually trying to deflect attention off of HIMSELF.]]
* SeriousBusiness - Ichabod makes a '''career''' out of it.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend - in [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1027274/page-28-i-dont-think-thats-very-funny-at-all this]] early page.
** And again, under more [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1090281/page-302-well-that-was-almost-romantic/ awkward circumstances]]
* ShirtlessScene - Trigger [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1080536/page-278-a-little-somethin-for-the-ladies/ has]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1090285/page-306-home-is-where-the-weirdness-is/ had]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1090286/page-307-massive-shirt-failure/ several]].
* SleepCute - [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1519150/well-crap/ This]] filler page.
* SpaceClothes - The main characters tend to look pretty normal (see NoNewFashionsInTheFuture) but background and secondary characters tend to be [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1027695/page-48-what-we-have-here-is-a-failure-to-communicate/ a]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1067787/page-158-three-semi-related-pieces/ bit]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1124574/page-325-one-costume-change-later/ more]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1185908/page-346-for-science/ fanciful]].
* SpaceIsNoisy - The Exposition actually [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1028454/page-90-dont-never-but-never-cut-off-the-capn makes tire-squealing noises]] when it stops abruptly.
* SpaceWhale - Mentioned by Ichabod in [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1090124/page-295-i-have-no-idea-where-claires-gun-went/ one page]]. Apparently, they can have "mommy issues."
* TechnoBabble - [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1030261/page-111-show-your-work all]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1071120/page-211-and-its-not-just-because-its-angry the]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1071137/page-213-get-on-with-it/ freaking]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1080531/page-274-and-the-technobabble-flowed-forth time]], though there's usually at least a little [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1080537/page-279-just-let-them-play-with-their-toys lampshading]] going on.
* {{Technopath}} - Alphonse
* {{Terraform}} - The explanation for all habitable planets (and Trigger's backstory, see below)
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt - Trigger was trained from birth [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1027072/page-5-dun-dun-duuuun/ to prevent this]] (not that [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1027076/page-9-when-exposition-attacks/ he actually needed to]])
** Avatar was also created [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1027280/page-32-the-strange-story-of-avatar-part-1/ with this in mind]].
* ThrownOutTheAirlock - Cap'n Crosby is known to threaten people with this. [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1030263/page-113-and-this-is-why-you-dont-cross-the-capn/ And he'll do it, too]].
* {{Tsundere}} - Layla would seem to qualify.
* UndeadChild - Bridget and Alphonse (though, as far as the undead go, they're [[OurZombiesAreDifferent quite adorable]])
* UnsoundEffect - including but not limited to:
** [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1067778/page-151-hey-at-least-its-not-all-going-to-waste Look Look]]
** [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1068884/page-163-dont-hit-your-head-while-jumping-to-conclusions DOES NOT COMPUTE]]
** [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1068899/page-177-i-wonder-if-those-are-spacely-sprockets BegBegBeg]]
** [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1071292/page-223-pieced-it-together-yet REALIZATION'D!]]
** [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1071304/page-234-sorry-wrong-door EMOTIONAL SNAP]]
** [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1072511/page-262-little-zombie-little-zombie-let-us-come-in DOOR OPENING SOUND]]
** [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1072516/page-266-maybe-they-got-lost Eerie Silence]]
** [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1080544/page-285-gulp ANGRY ROBOT NOISES]]
** [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1281813/page-378-because-it-was-so-much-fun-the-first-time/ HEYGUYSISOUNDLIKEI'MGONNABLOW!]]
** [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1355014/page-404-two-of-this-comics-favorite-things/ SHIRTLESS'D]]
* TheVoice - Tabitha's Mother has [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1803060/page-570-such-a-hassle/ become this]], after spending [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1090127/page-297-as-far-as-she-knows-we-just-came-home-early/ some]] [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1090325/happy-non-fatal-thanksgiving/ time]] as TheGhost.
* WallOfText - ''Way'' too many examples of this, especially on early pages.
* WhatTheHellHero - Layla [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1028453/page-89-one-more-twist-for-the-road gives this]] to Ichabod once she realizes [[spoiler: she could have been killed because he wouldn't own up to a simple mistake.]]
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