"Life of Riley... a phrase used to indicate a carefree life. I never once thought it applied more to someone than Dan."

An old webcomic, now defunct, written by Aaron Sacharow and Dan Jaaren of [=ClanBOB=] fame. It depicts the adventures of Dan Jaaren, as he attempts to live his life in the midst of supernatural events and extraordinary circumstances. Fortunately, this is not difficult, because Dan is (a) a conduit, more powerful than any earthly being, channeling the power of the gods, and (b) a moron.

The archive of the comic can be found [[http://www.pyrocam.com/life-of-riley/comic.php?strip=1 here]], without any modifications of old strips.
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This Webcomic provides examples of:
* AllThereInTheManual: A lot of characters are never properly introduced into the story, especially when all the Bobs show up. Since they are all actual members of the Website/ClanBOB community, the comic sort of assumes you already know who they are.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: More ambiguous than usual with Cowkitty. Due to the art style, it's not clear if she has dark skin, or simply light brown fur.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Evil Dan has shades of this, despite not being any kind of martial artist.
* {{Badass}}: Gore. Among his list of accomplishments are sing beating and breaking the horns off of [[TheDragon Jarris]], suplexing [[BigBad Jezebel]], and killing eleven of the fourteen vampires (all of whom were apparently older than him) who came to kill him (one got away, and two were finished off by Jasmine).
* BatmanGambit: Naoko used one to get Naisa to [[spoiler:kill her, as well as the entire organizations which was using her to find Source's Tear]].
* BattleAura: Going Stage 2 or Stage 3. Especially notable in the Duel of the Dans, in which [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience Dan's aura is blue and Evil Dan's is red]].
* BeatStillMyHeart: Gore does this to HIMSELF to impress a girl. It doesn't work out very well.
* BigBad: Jezebel. Later, [[spoiler:Lillith]].
* BilingualBonus: If you know French.
* [[BloodyHilarious Bloody Hillarious]]/[[GallowsHumor Gallows Humor]]: Early comics featuring Gore (appropriately) often involved things like missing body parts and dead bodies being left on the couch.
* BrickJoke: In a filler gag strip, Aaron admonishes Jone for breaking house rule # 467: "No area effect spells in the house." A whole story arc later, this [[http://www.pyrocam.com/life-of-riley/comic.php?strip=372 comes up again]].
* ButtMonkey: For a guy with incredible cosmic power, Dan sure gets jerked around a lot.
* CerebusSyndrome: Oh so much. What started as a gag-a-day strip evolved into an epic arc culminating in the potential death of God.
* ChekhovsGunman: Jone seemed to fill no role in the early comics except to be Gore's [[ClingyJealousGirl crazy ex-girlfriend]]. Later, she turned out to be vitally connected to a major plot point.
* ChrisCarterEffect: Partially due to the comic being [[OrphanedSeries orphaned]], a lot of plot points were never resolved or explained. Indeed, the last twenty or so comics give a lot of answes that actually just result in a lot more questions. Chief among them:
** Why is Gore so strong, and who is this mysterious individual he and Tess speak of? Is that the vampire that created him? And why does he look so different than all of the other vampires?
*** Actually, Gore himself claims it's [[spoiler: Lillith; in answer to Tess's question, his speech bubble contains the Hebrew letters TYLYL, and Hebrew is read right to left, giving us Lylyt, the archaic form of Lillith. ]]
** What is the nature of Evil Dan's powers? It's said to be somehow different from Good Dan's, and near the end it's [[spoiler:sort of implied that he's actually channeling source energy from Seth]], but nothing is clearly established. For that matter, [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse whatever happened to Evil Dan and Electric Pixie]]?
** How did Dan come back to life? Lillith suggests that he may be [[spoiler: the new Christ]], but we don't get a definitive answer before the comic was abruptly dropped.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Chloe, Dan's girlfriend in the earlier strips, just sort of disappeared without explanation. Occasionally, it would come up on the forums, and Dan would tersley reply that she simply [[PutOnABus "moved out,"]] with no further explanation.
** Actually was directly addressed [[http://www.pyrocam.com/life-of-riley/comic.php?strip=305 much later on]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: Jone, especially while Gore was still seeing Naisa.
* ClusterFBomb: In [[http://www.pyrocam.com/life-of-riley/comic.php?strip=369 this]] strip.
* CueTheSun: Gore's reward for helping to stop Jezebel's invasion is that he is now able to go out in the sunlight without harm. He realizes this only when he wakes up on a beach as the sun is rising.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Jone.
* DeadpanSnarker: Electric Pixie. Evil Dan is excellent SnarkBait.

* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Evil Dan shows us how it's done.
-->'''Evil Dan:''' I, DAN, shall utterly CRUSH, BREAK, HUMILIATE, and DEFEAT...ummm...OTHER Dan...[[NoKillLikeOverkill UNTIL HE DIES DEAD!!!!]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: In an effort to force Dan to go Stage 3, the goddesses develop a battle strategy that hinges on Manda flashing him. It works.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Jezebel extracts the power sealed within Naisa by, apparently, making out with her. Both Dahn and Jone get pretty [[{{Squick}} squicked out]].
* DrivingQuestion: For a while, it was "What is the nature of Evil Dan's power?"
* MrFanservice: In-universe, Gore is apparently this.
* EvilTwin: Played for laughs with Evil Dan, opposite of Good Dan. Both of them are morons.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Happens a lot, although mostly to original characters (as opposed to those who are [[SelfInsertFic real life members]] of Website/ClanBOB.
* {{Expy}}: Evil Dan has more than a little in common with [[RanmaOneHalf Tatewaki Kuno]].
* EyeScream: Aaron looses an eye to a [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment mushroom samurai]] in an early gag strip. Later, Gore gives him one of his eyes. Being a vampire, Gore can [[GoodThingYouCanHeal regenerate]].
* GenderBender: Whenever either Dan changes "Stages," it happens to those around them. Also, Len does this to Dan directly when [[WouldNotHitAGirl he refuses to spar with Cowkitty]], and Manda makes reference to doing the same to the President as a prank.
* GeniusDitz: This trope is more or less the reason why Dan can go Stage 2.
* GondorCallsForAid: Calling in the Bobs to fight Jezebel's army and give the heroes a fighting chance.
* GratuitousJapanese: From various characters, to the annoyance of others, a RunningGag.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Jone is half human, half succubus.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: When the goddesses divert some of Jezebel's energy into Jone, she immediately uses the sudden power burst to start brutalizing her dear old mum.
* HornyDevils: Subverted. Subverted. Both Jone and her mother Jezebel are succubi, but neither is ever shown to seduce anyone at all.
** It is implied, however, that Jezebel seduced Dahn before she [[MemoryGambit regained her memory]]. It was to bring her over to her side, however, not to drain her energy or anything.
* HumansAreSpecial: Jezebel realizes this when Dan goes Stage 3, and promptly abandons her entire invasion attempt.
* HypocriticalHumor: Shortly after an earlier comic had delivered a rather long-winded TakeThat against ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', a vampire character is shown using the [[BloodMagic Theft of Vitae]] Thaumaturgy power. Dan actually pops into the comic momentarily to point out the use of the power and [[LampshadeHanging calls himself out on it]], saying "I've got a lot of gall, don't I?"
* InfiniteCanvas: There's really no set size to the comics at all. Some are as short as one panel, while other can involve scrolling down a lot to read in their entirety.
* InvisibleToNormals: Gore has an interesting variation. While not invisible, per se, normal people can't see that he's chalk white with pointy ears.
** This isn't quite that passive; based on the little old lady that the cops see when him and Tess fall out the window, it seems he is projecting a controlled image over himself, rather than simply looking like himself minus conspicuous features.
* JiveTurkey: Evil Dan, after attaining Stage 3.
* LaResistance: The Bobs become this when Jezebel invades, mobilizing with surprising speed and manpower.
-->'''Mikmoo:''' The Bobs make the Illuminati and Masons look like Brownie Scouts.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall
-->'''Electric Pixie:''' MASTER ninja THEME song!
-->'''Evil Dan:''' Like anyone is going to get that reference.
* LighterAndSofter: The Duel of the Dans is a story arc of complete zany nonsense, compared to the much more [[CerebusSyndrome dramatic]] stories that made up most of the comic.
* LemonyNarrator: The narrator of Duel of the Dans is definitely this.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Granted, many only appear briefly, but Dan seemed to go out of his way to include members of Website/ClanBOB anywhere he could fit them in the comic.
* LordErrorProne: Evil Dan uses lots of [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness big words]] and likes to brag about his superior intellect, but pretty much everyone (INCLUDING Electric Pixie) regards him as a an idiot on par with Good Dan.
* MemoryGambit: Dahn had her memory erased as part of a plan to infiltrate and sabotage Jezebel's plans.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Naisa [[spoiler:killing Naoko and ruining Dahn's plan to find Source's Tear.]]
* OneHourWorkWeek: Pretty normal for a web comic, but none of the characters jobs are even MENTIONED, though needing money for rent comes up several times.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Not only is there Good Dan and Evil Dan (aka, Blue Dan and Goatee Dan), we later meet a character named Daniel Escalante.
* OrphanedSeries: When it was orphaned, it almost broke up [=ClanBOB=] permanently, because the site it and all the other Website/ClanBOB material was hosted on was lost along with it.
** Despite this the forum community continues, and still includes folks who appeared in the comic. Webcomics still play a role in the community, as they founded PlanetBOB.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Starseeds.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: At least some of them, like Jone.
* PantyThief: Cowkitty's sidekick, Bunny Steve. Given that Dan has admitted to being heavily influenced by Rumiko Takahashi, it's likely Steve is an {{Expy}} of [[RanmaOneHalf Happosai]].
* ParentalAbandonment: According to [[http://www.pyrocam.com/life-of-riley/comic.php?strip=47 this]] strip, Gore's dad (Al Gore), refused to acknowledge his existence, at least until it was convenient for him.
* PettingZooPeople: Two of the goddesses, Cowkitty and Jynk, are this.
* PowerDyesYourHair: Stage 2 and Stage 3 apparently do this.
* PowerPerversionPotential: Aaron and Steph at the end of [[http://www.pyrocam.com/life-of-riley/comic.php?strip=252 this]] comic.
* RedOniBlueOni: Dan and Evil Dan. Their [[BattleAura Battle Auras]] display this prominently when they fight.
* RunningGag: Dan blowing bubbles in the milk as a filler comic.
** Also, innocent bystanders having [[GenderBender their genders spontaneously reversed]] whenever one of the Dans enters Stage 2.
** "You're NOT Japanese!"
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Naisa, against Dahn's captors. [[spoiler:She [[DisproportionateRetribution violently murders hordes of people]] just to get to Naoko.]] And keep in mind, she's a [[OurAngelsAreDifferent starseed]].
-->'''Naisa:''' [[spoiler:Indiscriminate slaughter is a good warm up for a session of delicious protracted torture.]]
* SelfDeprecation: Dan is an interesting case. On the one hand, he's [[CanonSue the main character who weilds incredible cosmic power]], but on the other hand, he's an [[ButtMonkey idiot who constantly gets dumped on]].
* SelfInsertFic: the majority of the cast were based on real life folks who Dan and Aaron knew. One of the entire story arcs involved them gathering all the [[FanCommunityNickname BOBs]] (real people from the community) to stop TheLegionsOfHell.
* SeriousBusiness: The first story arc revolves around the fate of the world being decided...by a paintball war. Later, the two Dans settle their differences with a Dance Dance Revolution duel.
* ShirtlessScene: Why, hello there, Gore.
* ShoutOut: The character Mentat is named for the Mentats of {{Dune}}. Another comic involved Dan making [[{{Spider-Man}} webshooters]], suffice to say they were numerous.
* SophisticatedAsHell: Probably Tess' defining character trait.
* StartOfDarkness: It's implied by narration that Naisa is starting to [[StarWars turn to the Dark Side]], with the pivotal point being when she [[spoiler:killed Naoko and everyone who worked in the underground facility]].
* TakeThat: In the vampire story arc, Danny Escalante makes fun of ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', as well as the people who play it.
-->'''Danny:''' I mean, when I READ some of the shit they say we believe, I wonder how they keep straight faces reciting it night after night. And all those rules and traditions? Come on people, we're fucking vampires!
* UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar: Randomly referenced in a joke story arc before the comic succumbed to CerebusSyndrome.
* TheDragon: Jarris.
* TheLegionsOfHell
* TwoGamersOnACouch: Started off with this basic formula, but quickly gave way to CerebusSyndrome after the first major story arc.
* WhatTheHellHero: Naisa's RoaringRampageOfRevenge. [[spoiler:She slaughters hordes of people, including Naoko, who was merely a helpless tool in the organization's plan.]] Seriously, Naisa? You didn't think twice about [[spoiler:killing a quadrapalegic hooked up to a bunch of machines]]!?
* UnfazedEveryman: Aaron and William both play this role.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The last time we see them, Evil Dan was hospitalized from his fight with Good Dan, and Electric Pixie had had her [[GenderBender gender flipped]] and never reverted. What happened to them afterwords is never mentioned.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Jone becomes this during the Jezebel invasion story arc. Although she herself has become a powerless mortal, her disipated energy is what allows her mother to manifest in the third dimension.
* XanatosGambit: Jezebel uses this after the goddesses sealed away a portion of her power in Naisa's collar. By accepting Dan's challenge, she bides her time so that she can regain enough power to finish her assault on earth, ''regardless of the outcome of the paintbrawl''. It doesn't work, however, since Dan effectively [[TakeAThirdOption takes a third option]] by going Stage 3, scaring Jezebel into retreat.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Dan has blue hair, but it's only his bangs, which might imply it's dyed. Chloe's purple hair, back before she [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome mysteriously stopped appearing]], may be a better example.
** Except for the all-over dye job that mysteriously manifests in stage 2, then just as mysteriously recedes back in stage 3.
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