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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]].
* BigSisterInstinct: Bridget is [[http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a183/blitzkrieg1701/thiswillendbadly.jpg very]] [[http://s11.photobucket.com/user/blitzkrieg1701/media/familyalbum10.jpg.html protective]] [[http://s11.photobucket.com/user/blitzkrieg1701/media/familyalbum11.jpg.html of Alphonse]].
* 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?
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: Beyond hair and costume differences, it was almost impossible to tell Layla and Tabitha part earlier on during the "Mad science convention" arc, later changes had Tabitha go from the same teenybopper size as Trigger and Layla to being half again as tall as them.
* 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.
* FastballSpecial: [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1069364/page-187-yes-toss-is-a-sound-effect-do-not-question/ Tabitha pulls it off with Bridget as the ball.]]
* 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.
* HugeSchoolgirl: Tabitha [[YourSizeMayVary while her height changes a bit]] it's usually accepted that she's half again as tall as Trigger and Layla, despite being only 1 year Layla's senior.
* 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.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Alphonse's normally white eyes glow red when he's using his Technopath powers.
* RagnarokProofing: Avatar is the result of making a ''person'' Ragnarok Proof, in case the world ends.
* 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.
* SuperStrongChild: Bridget is a little zombie kid that comes up to an adult's knees if she stands on her toes, and yet she can lift a Doomsday device's outer metal shell with the kind of effort that you'd think it was filled with helium. [[RequiredSecondaryPowers and it'd have to be for her to keep her footing while carrying it]].
* 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
* TeensAreShort: Played straight at first, although Tabitha ([[DivergentCharacterEvolution and only Tabitha]] ends up averting it, as a way to make her look different from Layla.
* {{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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