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[[caption-width-right:263:The best of enemies.]]

[[http://www.pennyandaggie.com/ Penny and Aggie]] is a BettyAndVeronica pastiche with LesYay and a healthy dose of that Creator/TCampbell (of ''{{Fans}}'' fame) weirdness.

The comic mainly focuses on the titular teenagers: Penny, a cross between LovableAlphaBitch and the NaiveEverygirl, and Aggie, a [[SoapboxSadie wanna-be activist]] who torments Penny for no particular reason [[CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority aside from Penny being the most popular girl in school.]] Penny leads a life of affluence, stability, and popularity, while Aggie's still recovering from the death of her mother and the concept of her widowed father possibly dating again. The comic grew to an extremely large cast, mostly consisting of Penny's clique, Penny's enemies, and later even Aggie's own clique of weirdos and oddballs. The comic's plot tends to revolve around how all these people mesh and conflict with each other in the savage jungle of high school. Plus a large amount of ShipTease over whether the titular characters are also into each other.

While for the most part, Campbell's noted weirdness has kept itself to fantasy sequences, these can drag out for weeks and weeks of strangeness - the filler strips have even taken place in alternate universes in which the main characters have magical powers. Originally, the artistic style of the strip was set by Gisèle Lagacé of ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', though she eventually departed the strip to focus on her own work. Her replacement, who tried to keep her style as much as possible, is T's longtime collaborator Jason Waltrip (also from ''Main/{{Fans}}!''). In December 2010, Campbell confirmed on the comic's forum that the plotline beginning in December 2010, "Last Summer of Youth", would conclude the series; it ended on August 26 of the following year, followed by a DistantFinale ending September 26.

A spin-off/sequel starring Sara and Lisa, ''{{QUILTBAG}}'', began running on the ''Penny and Aggie'' website in October 2011 a few weeks after the conclusion of its predecessor, then moved to its own [[http://quiltbag.keenspot.com subdomain]] on {{Keenspot}} in January 2012.

The comic has a [[Recap/PennyAndAggie storyline guide]].

Connected to the {{Walkyverse}} by way of Helen's departure for Boston in SomethingPositive.

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AbortedArc
** Duane's use of the phrase "[[http://www.pennyandaggie.com/index.php?p=205 that's just gay]]" was originally, according to WordOfGod, meant to be a plot point. However, Penny dumps him as she [[ComingOutStory begins to question]], which is where homosexuality starts to become a major theme, and he falls OutOfFocus for about 400 strips. By the time he's back to being a major character, Penny and Aggie's now-shared social circle contains [[CastFullOfGay a gay boy, two lesbians, and a pansexual (or at least very loudly questioning) girl]], and he doesn't seem to mind. T now says it should be written off as "a common linguistic tic among teens."
** The Minjung {{Filler}} story was meant to tie into the main strip somehow, but as the end of the series approached, T later admitted to having had no idea of how to resolve it. Even so, Yun-Sung finally made a reappearance in the epilog of the strip [[spoiler: as Duane's girlfriend]] though many readers didn't recognize her until someone finally gave her name because of the difference in art style.
* AbusiveParents: The introduction to Charlotte's mother features her slapping her daughter across the face and berating her for doing a private interview with the police, rather than letting her do the talking. During Duane's interview with the cops, he raises his suspicions about such treatment as well, though after the conclusion of Missing Person, [[spoiler: Charlotte's serving out a prison sentence, which finally gets her away from her mother.]]
** Also Charisma, by making it clear multiple times that she resents being a mother and having very little care for her son's feelings, until she loudly declared that he was put on this earth to get in her way and slow her down. In public. In front of hundreds of people.
* AccidentalKiss: Penny and Duane; later, Penny and Stan.
* AdultsAreUseless: Quite a few jaw dropping moments.
** Penny's parents, despite being portrayed as attentive, actually let Penny's friends keep convincing them that Penny is with them for several days when she ran away from home.
** Nobody from the school, not a teacher or administrator, ever appears in the arc in which Sara is accused of raping Charlotte. In the real world, this is a punishable offense that would require at least some level of teacher involvement. Extremely strange in that administrators ''do'' get involved when Penny and Aggie keep feuding in the halls, when Aggie commandeers the school's PA system, and after Rich gets kicked out of school.
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] gradually but decisively with regard to Cyndi's dangerous and [[ForTheEvulz sadistic]] schemes, beginning in "Her Private Chambers" and culminating in "Missing Person." See the entry on the corresponding trope page.
** Averted in "The Last Summer of Youth: May," when Penny's parents, Rob and Lynda, prevent a potential date rape at her party--and do it with style.
* AllElectionsAreSeriousBusiness: Done over ''two'' student council election arcs. Stan, Cyndi, and Aggie take these ''far'' too seriously, despite a joke about students not even realizing a student council even existed.
** Both Penny and Meg point out on at least one occasion how completely ridiculous everyone was treating the virtually useless title.
* AllThereInTheManual: Someone reading the comic alone and not also following along on the forums where the author, an ''enormous'' fan of the "ShowDontTell" principle, explains some pretty important plot points that could otherwise be lost. This is particularly noticeable in "The New Reality" where, among other crucial details, the very name of Sara's reality show (''Hot Lights'') appears only in the forum, and only after someone asked Campbell what it was.
** A number of characters that didn't show up in the series finale had their epilogs dealt with during "Ask T" posts on the forums. Though with a sequel running, there's always a chance that some of these characters could potentially get a proper shout-out in ''Quiltbag''.
* AlphaBitch: Penny is seen this way by Aggie early on and the Omega Sisters. Meg apparently ''was'' one of these before Penny took her out.
* AloneWithThePsycho: "Charlotte and Cyndi" - they're ''both'' dangerous loons, but in two very different ways.
* {{Animesque}}: Lagacé's art style was a blend between ArchieComics and anime with it being closer on the anime spectrum. Waltrip's art still keeps a mild animeish theme, but stays closer to the western cartoon style.
* {{Anticlimax}}: The Popsicle Wars storyline, after ''months'' of build-up and melodrama, basically ends with Cyndi slipping most people at the party a laxative and Marshall walking out on Karen.
* ArtEvolution: Lagacé's style started out cartoonish before morphing into a more realistic style during her tenure on the strip. When Waltrip took her place as artist, his style, though aping Lagacé's by design, gave many of the female characters [[MaleGaze larger lips and bigger busts.]]
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: Jack and Katy-Ann in the epilogue, with one son and another child on the way.]]
* TheBeard: Fred and Daphne are both gay, and they spend enough time together that they could easily be mistaken for boyfriend-girlfriend. Fred later jokes about doing the same for [[spoiler: Penny]] during Meg's graduation ceremony.
* BeautifulAllAlong: Heavily subverted with Karen.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Toyed with for some time with [[spoiler:Penny and Aggie]], before ''finally'' being confirmed.
* BetterAsFriends: What [[spoiler: Daphne]], after high school, eventually realizes she is to [[spoiler: Sara]], following a year of bitterness over their breakup.
* BettyAndVeronica: In early strips, Penny, Aggie, and Duane were obvious pastiches of Veronica, Betty, and Archie.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The Pennies, the Aggies/[[FanNickname Scoobies]], and the Omegas ''all'' have this.
* CampGay: Fred for much of the strip. The epilog shows that he mellowed out considerably after high school.
* CanonWelding: PennyAndAggie shares a multiverse with T Campbell's other strips - cameos of alt-universe versions of characters from Fans and Cool Cat Studio appear at various points.
* CastFullOfGay: Between actual coming out stories and multitudes of inner monologues showing characters thinking about crushes on the same sex, one may wonder why Fred and Daphne ever complained about a ''lack'' of gay students at their school, although to be sure the comic focuses on a small, non-randomized subset of the student population. It's also a mystery as to why Fred drew the short straw as the only gay male in the cast. During the lead-up strips to ''Quiltbag'', T revealed that he and Jason had been jokingly calling ''Penny and Aggie'' "Incredibly Lesbian Comics".
* CatSmile: Aggie [[http://www.pennyandaggie.com/index.php?p=694 here]].
* CerebusSyndrome: The increasingly dramatic nature of the arcs, ''especially'' Missing Person, led to some debate over whether the strip was descending into this when the original premise was essentially the teenage girl version of Tom and Jerry.
* ChickMagnet: Darren Danforth, despite being essentially a passive and somewhat dim, if good-hearted, klutz, inadvertently draws girls' romantic attention as they project their own personalities and interests onto him.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Sara fears that Daphne may be this [[spoiler: while sharing her room with Lucy out of compassion for her]]
* ComingOutStory: Sara. Stan, Aggie, and especially Penny also all appear to be in the early coming-to-grips stages, [[FourLinesAllWaiting and have for quite some time]], although Aggie's moving faster than the others, even actually ''being out to someone'' ([[CampGay Fred]]).
* ComebackTomorrow: In one strip, Aggie held back a comeback deliberately so as not to start a fight with Penny...leading to her suddenly screaming it out at two completely unrelated people well after Penny had left.
* ContinuityLockout: The comic attempted to address this by having the homepage display a summary of the plot and character descriptions for the key players; this only appeared for a few weeks. It's still more appropriately read with an ArchiveBinge. The current archive page encourages the latter, while also pointing out some key arcs to give new fans some background if they're too impatient.
* ContrivedCoincidence: Penny knows the ''exact place and time'' to drive by and find Aggie crying in a heap and having suicidal thoughts because of an argument she started with Marshall over Karen. Penny even knows the exact contents of a telephone conversation Aggie ''just had'' with Karen, in which Aggie said nothing. A few pages later, Penny explained that Sara told her where to find Aggie, but that doesn't explain the precision - or why nobody ever noticed Penny driving around the block and stalking Aggie by car. The car does not appear until the moment of the phone conversation.
* {{Crossover}}: Helen crosses over into the ''SomethingPositive'' 'verse [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp02232010.shtml here]]. She narrowly avoids the [[LookBothWays standard Milholland crossover greeting]], and it all goes downhill from there. Some fans understandably viewed this as Helen being PutOnABus, but the writer of SomethingPositive [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp08092010.shtml later stated]] that Helen was a PennyAndAggie character and wouldn't be permanently joining his cast, so it looks like it's just a really long {{Crossover}} after all.
* DanBrowned: Fans with experience with Islam and Scientology have pointed out some ''major'' errors in T's depiction of them. T's response was that he only showed two individuals; he felt he'd portrayed the Scientologist as clearly insane, while the Muslim student is still closeted and only a recent convert trying to learn the religion on his own time.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Penny, while she certainly likes male attention, has trouble early on with actual intimacy.By the end of the comic, [[spoiler:she turns a shouting match with Aggie into violently passionate rage sex that demolishes a room and most of the girls' clothes. It's safe to say she's well past this trope now.]]
** DoubleSubverted in regards to Charlotte. She's introduced as nutty, cold and eager to "punish" whomever she thought deserved it, but her interactions with Duane showed her getting mellower... Until TheStinger of the second chapter of the ''Missing Person'' arc reveals that [[spoiler:she is the one who kidnapped Cyndi]]. But in the third chapter her motivation for doing so is implied to be related to [[spoiler:Cyndi's actions]] hurting others, especially Duane, and Charlotte tells him that she is a better person for having met him.
* DepravedBisexual: [[spoiler: Cyndi]], an extreme sadist who it's suggested [[http://www.pennyandaggie.com/index.php?p=371 can't be aroused]] without the [[http://www.pennyandaggie.com/index.php?p=713 idea]] of [[http://www.pennyandaggie.com/index.php?p=735 others]] [[http://www.pennyandaggie.com/index.php?p=874 suffering]], and has a stated fantasy of [[http://www.pennyandaggie.com/index.php?p=1111 driving someone to suicide]].
* DeusAngstMachina: The Popsicle Wars lasted for over a year and piled on drama after drama after drama, sometimes, some readers felt, completely out of the blue and often with no proper resolution.
* DistantFinale: The final twelve strips take place six years after the last chapter of "The Last Summer of Youth" and explain what happened to the cast after high school.
* DoctorJekyllAndMisterJackDaniels: Somewhat appropriately, Jack.
* DorkHorseCandidate: Aggie and Duane both have to do this, though Duane is closer to the typical archetype. Duane goes through this ''again'' when he runs for re-election.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Aggie's dream about being in love with a female mannequin.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Charlotte, though she survives.]]
* ElevatorGoingDown: Nick and Charisma, though by that point their sexual tension had been ''well'' resolved.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: As shown, appropriately, in the strip for [[http://www.pennyandaggie.com/index.php?p=1144 Valentine's 2011]]. Even ''Brandi''.
* EveryoneIsASuspect: Because [[spoiler: Cyndi]] has so many enemies, the detectives on the case realize they have their work cut out for them.
* EverytownAmerica: Belleville. Although some readers see in the comic geographic and climatic hints of Campbell's Norfolk, Virginia hometown, he has confirmed only that it's situated somewhere within the East Coast United States.
* FashionDissonance: A rare modern example with some of Jason's art for the strip. Several fans on the P&A forums have pointed this out.
* FauxYay: Cyndi tells Marshall this is why she kissed Daphne to mess with her head.
* FictionalSport: "Smackball" is referenced in the epilog, in which Brandi is a star player in the future. On the forums, T mentioned it as being something like a cross between jai alai and tennis.
* FillerStrip: Various guest-artists showed up when the original artist would take vacations, often with varying levels of popularity. The strips themselves were considered canon, several of them going over minor characters that hadn't appeared in the strip in great detail - or in the case of Randy Milholland's strip "Omega Sisters," was actually the first real appearance of Helen, Charlotte, and Tharqa. However, "Minjung", featuring a pair of kids in Korea who had no known link to the P&A characters, was ''so'' hated that T Campbell was forced to admit it in the forum, and said he was "trying to learn a lesson" about it, despite he himself loving it. It didn't help that it was slow-moving, the art was simplistic, and that it took place in the middle of some ''very'' intense storytelling. Most other Filler Strips have actually been in-continuity and with current characters, just drawn by other people. Jason Waltrip worked on one of the early filler strips before he later stepped in to take over the comic itself.
* FiveBadBand: According to Karen's description of her clique in "The Popsicle Wars":
** BigBad: Karen
** TheDragon and EvilGenius: Meg
** TheBrute: Samantha
** [[DarkChick Dark Chicks]]: Cindy and Charlotte
* FlatCharacter: Subverted with Michelle, who is flat out described in detail in the comic about how she is a simple, flat person, who doesn't have that much depth. Oddly enough this seems to make her character more deep and human than ever before.
* FoeYay: In-universe, Sara pretty much shipped Penny and Aggie during their entire rivalry. The comic itself toys liberally with the idea throughout the entire length of the comic [[spoiler: before ''finally'' giving in for the final story arc and making them a couple. Then throws a monkey wrench into things in the finale and the epilog.]]
* ForTheEvulz: Everything Cyndi does. [[spoiler: Her parents eventually realize she's a genuine sociopath and have her committed to a mental institution.]]
* FourLinesAllWaiting: The cast of regulars was downright monstrous by the time of The Popsicle Wars and veered from plot to plot at breakneck speed. Though they were dramatically pared down after the conclusion of the arc, it slowly crept back up in the years afterward.
* FriendsWithBenefits: Stan and Brandi were this on and off for over a year, as were Stan and Cyndi until she started to show her colors.
** And more recently, [[spoiler: Stan and Lisa.]]
* FunbagAirbag: Aggie ran into Karen's breasts during "Dinner for Six"... and was worried because it turned her on a little bit. According to WordOfGod, the fans were meant to take this as the clincher as to whether she liked girls - see ShowDontTell
* TheFundamentalist: Charlotte, and that's only the most visible of her issues.
* GambitPileup: "The Popsicle War."
* GirlPosse: Penny's, Meg's, and Karen's.
* TheGlassesGottaGo: Part of Penny's makeover of Karen. She followed this up with laser eye surgery.
* GoneSwimmingClothesStolen: Rob did this to Lynda and her friends during the flashback to how they met.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Done numerous times.
* GoodParents: Both Aggie's father and both of Penny's parents are overall good and reasonable parents. Though they tend to occasionally get smacked with the general AdultsAreUseless cluelessness when the comic needs to do a plot where the parents involvement would be an obstacle.
* GranolaGirl: Aggie.
* HomoeroticDream: Quite a lot of them. Penny alone has had ''three''. After Sara plants the seed in Penny's head that her rivalry with Aggie is the result of LesYay {{UST}}, Penny has a dream with her then-boyfriend Duane ''and'' Aggie. Later, her mental sequence in which she imagines possible futures for herself about her decision to run away with Rich ends with a future Penny and Aggie living together and clearly in a relationship. Finally, Penny has ''another'' dream entirely about potentially hooking up with Aggie, in which Aggie and Lisa are naked and her gay friends are egging her on. Outside of Penny's confused sexuality, other characters have had a few of their own. Stan dreams of how he might be sleeping with Michelle only because it's the closest he's gotten to sleeping with his idol Rich. Sarah had a day dream about Lindsay Lohan before she finally came out of the closet. Aggie has a recurring dream about falling in love with a female mannequin that seems to represent Penny.
* HotterAndSexier: "Behind Closed Doors"
* InVinoVeritas: Jack goes from quiet to belligerent when he's drunk. Helen becomes ''extremely'' talkative and sexually active after getting drunk at Karen's parties. Katy Ann starts blurting out her repressed sexual urges the first time she gets drunk, finally begging for Jack (who isn't actually there) to ravish her as she starts to strip down.
* ItDoesntMeanAnything: Stan, out of habit, gives Penny a goodbye kiss when he winds up in her bedroom over night.
* KarmaHoudini: Meg and Samantha for their roles in Karen's schemes and Sam's role later in Cyndi's. Charlotte and Tharqa never faced direct consequences for a bomb scare attempt and a false rape accusation, though Charlotte's situation as a whole finally came to a head in "Cyndi and Charlotte". Stan and Cyndi, in different ways, finally got their comeuppance at the conclusion of "Mister Smiles" and "Missing Person", respectively.
** [[spoiler: Charlotte's mother]], as stated on the forums, [[spoiler: since Charlotte has no physical evidence of the abuse and her psychological state unfortunately damages any testimony she could make against her mother. Though one could argue that Ms. Simms is suffering in her own ways, she's still escaping justice.]]
** T later explained on the forums that while Tharqa didn't receive any direct punishment for the events in high school, her general attitude from those events shaped her into a rather miserable and unloved individual as an adult. [[spoiler: This is hinted at in the epilog as ''nobody'' wanted to talk to her at the reunion while she desperately sought attention.]]
* KeepingTheEnemyClose: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and [[DefiedTrope defied]] when [[AlphaBitch Meg]], after humiliating Penny in front of a boy she likes, invites her and her friends to a SlumberParty. Penny accepts, explaining afterward to her friends that Meg is practicing this trope, but that she plans to use it against Meg. At the party, Penny takes embarassing candid photos of her and shares them with her classmates, thereby ending Meg's reign as queen bee.
* KickTheDog: While not depicted in the strip, in response to a question about whether or not [[spoiler: Cyndi]] tortured animals as a child, T. jokingly mentioned the history of her ant farm was troubling.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Happens at last to [[spoiler:Cyndi]], delivered via [[spoiler: Charlotte.]]
* LastMinuteHookup: Plenty in the epilog, which takes place six years after the final high school strip and thus provides ''plenty'' of time for the characters to mix and mingle with each other and otherwise.
** [[spoiler: Michelle and Marshall are apparently at least involved with each other six years later. They never even ''spoke'' during the entire series.]]
** [[spoiler: Yun-Sung and Duane, who never even met on panel and lived in completely different parts of the world during the main series. Plus Yun-Sung hadn't been seen since her AbortedArc.]]
** [[spoiler: Daphne and Fred both got completely new characters as their respective significant others.]]
* LetsWaitAwhile: Marshall's attitude to Karen's constant badgering him for sex. Because AManIsNotAVirgin, some of the fanbase turned on him for not instantly sleeping with his severely messed up girlfriend simply because she wanted him to, to the point where a fanart comic depicted him as unwilling to have sex even when they were married.
* LipstickLesbian: Daphne.
* LipstickMark: Nick, in an ImagineSpot, imagines himself with a lipstick mark on his collar and trying to explain it to his daughter as he deals with his struggle over dating again.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: At current count, the cast page lists 26 regular characters, all with their own subplots, to the point that nearly half the strip feels like a LowerDeckEpisode of some kind.
* LoveDodecahedron: Prominent in the "Out Front" arc, with Cyndi seducing Duane (who is in a "book club" with Charlotte, a crazy bible-thumper), Stan, Jack (who's dating a non-crazy Christian named Katy-Ann), and Sara (who is a lesbian).
* LoveLetterLunacy: Aggie makes a complicated love letter scheme to arrange for a date with Duane and Penny. It fails horribly and because Sara sees Aggie doing it, Sara assumes Aggie herself was trying to meet with Penny, setting off Sara's long FoeYay shipping. Later on, Penny calls Aggie out on this when Aggie accuses her of turning down Duane because she's racist.
* MakeoverMontage: Karen.
* ManipulativeBastard: Karen's role in the Popsicle Wars. After that story, Cyndi takes over her role.
* TheMasquerade: Not very pronounced since every single character but Liz is a {{Muggle}}, but it's there, although mostly for {{Mythology Gag}}s that can be easily written off by someone not familiar with ''CoolCatStudio''.
* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler: For the titular characters.]] Also counts as a FastForwardToReunion ending.
* MistakenForGay: Karen thought Aggie was a lesbian for a full year after misinterpreting a comment she made shortly after they met; Sara thought so, too, for a much shorter stretch (not clear how long - possibly right up until Lisa told her she wasn't) due to LoveLetterLunacy. Of course, since then Aggie's sexuality has actually moved in that direction, so perhaps they weren't that far off.
* MistakenForRacist: Thanks to Aggie blowing up at Penny over ''Aggie's'' failed scheme to hook Penny and Duane up, Penny was labeled a racist by parts of the student body, especially Samantha.
* TheMole: Sara finds out that [[spoiler: two of her co-stars on her reality show are plants.]]
* MoodWhiplash: For a particular example, the comedic tone of the Popsicle Wars suddenly swerved straight into sexual abuse and rape...then back to humor again. Within one day.
* MostWritersAreMale: Once Gisèle moved on to... [[Webcomic/MenageA3 "bluer" pastures]], practically every new outfit could be relied upon to draw a firestorm of mockery of the creators' sense of women's fashion.
* MostWritersAreWriters: Penny's mother is a columnist for a parenting website.
* MsFanservice: Brandi and Cyndi, as drawn by Jason Waltrip. Their breasts have received a notable expansion since he took over.
** One page during Gisele's run was altered after the page was posted to reduce Aggie's cupsize due to several readers noticing they seemed unusually large (and joking that her breasts inflated when she was angry).
* MyEyesAreUpHere: Rare male example with Karen and Marshall.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: When Stan confronts Cyndi about her attempt to deceive his best friend Jack, and other classmates, into thinking she wanted to sleep with them, he taunts her for not thinking big enough, so as to imply she's lost her touch and shake her confidence. Instead, she says "You're right. You're so right," and [[EvilLaugh giggles ominously]]. Stan himself admits in the next strip that he made things worse.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Calvin Machrie, the director of the school play, physically resembles Colin Mochrie of ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway,'' while his personality and directing style are patterned after those of Mochrie's recurring "Hollywood Director" character.
* NoMoreForMe: Nick's reaction to his coffee cup upon witnessing Penny and Aggie entering the house together. As friends.
* OddShapedPanel: Brandi apparently hit Xena so hard that even the panel buckled from the force of the blow.
* OffscreenBreakup: [[spoiler: The title characters]]. "August" ends with their relationship in serious doubt, but with [[spoiler: Aggie's]] promise to keep working at it. In the coda, a new, supporting character mentions, six years after the fact, that they indeed broke up during senior year.
* OffTheWagon: Katy Ann discovers Jack's beer stash and despairs that he's done this already after promising to stay sober. [[spoiler: As it turns out, the beer was over a year old and he'd had no plans to ever consume it, as it was a memento of his friend Rich who left town.]]
** Happens [[spoiler:for real later]] when Jack feels conflicted over his lust for Brandi and feeling more and more unworthy of a "good girl" like Katy Ann.
* PantyShot: [[http://www.pennyandaggie.com/index.php?p=1128 Brandi's skirt is a ''little'' too short for manual labor.]]
* PityTheKidnapper: [[spoiler: When you think that Charlotte kidnapped Cyndi as a twisted expression of her own self-hatred and hatred for her abusive mother, she's pitiful enough. Then when Cyndi talks her into slitting her own throat, well...]]
* PopularIsDumb: Subverted with Penny, who is an extremely intelligent student with the same PPSAT score as Aggie.
** In fact, the entire beginning of the comic was Aggie harassing Penny because she assumed by her appearance that Penny and her friends were shallow idiots.
* PrecisionFStrike: The characters use strong language fairly frequently, but it's been seen uncensored only twice, both "fuck you," first from Helen to Penny, [[spoiler:while she's on the bus to Boston]], then [[spoiler:Daphne to Sara after they break up]].
* PutOnABus: T. has stated in the past that certain characters, such as Rich and the entirety of the Injustice Gang (aside from Charlotte) were departing, but since then all of them came back for major or supporting roles in some of the 2010 storylines. Cyndi in particular moved into a role as a major villain in the strip. Helen was ''literally'' put on a bus...to ''SomethingPositive''.
* PutOnABusToHell: T has declared that Cyndi will never again be seen in the strip after [[spoiler:being locked up in a mental hospital by her parents]]. Considering the horrible things she did, it's not very surprising.
* RapeAsDrama: Charlotte's (false) accusations against Sara and Charlotte's own (implied) backstory. Strangely, the rape accusation against Sara was only played for school drama - no teachers or police ever get involved despite the accusation being plastered over the walls of the school and the internet. Furthermore, the worst thing that seemed to happen is students made fun of Sara (for being a lesbian - not for being a ''rapist'') and later forgot about it. However, the slander resurfaces, by implication, in "The New Reality" when Hilary, Sara's peer director in her reality show, threatens, in retaliation for Sara calling her a "bully," to expose the "scandalous Internet rumors" about her, on the air. However, this never came to fruition since Sara managed to beat her to the blackmailing punch.
** While that was the extent of it in ''PennyAndAggie'', the first strips of ''QUILTBAG'' reveal that the video is still haunting her enough that she's legally changed her surname to distance herself from it.
* RapeIsLove: Karen goes into a [[ShowerOfLove locker room shower]] to have sex with Marshall, who has to push her out physically. She then begins to give him a hand job without his consent, and although he doesn't resist, he makes his discomfort clear; even so, he stays with her afterwards, and initiates sex a few months later. Both people are still implied to be incredibly messed up but depending on one's interpretation there may be an implication that Karen should be excused for it because she's insecure and Marshall's resistance is "only" because his mother was a poor role model and a neglectful parent.
* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: Penny does this while rehearsing Macbeth.
* RebusBubble: Either "Aggie likes girls" or "Aggie performs open-heart surgery on Venus."
* RelationshipUpgrade: Sara and Daphne, after many tumultuous plot twists, eventually upgrade into lovers. Brandi and Stan finally decide to become exclusive after having a FriendsWithBenefits relationship for over a year. [[spoiler: The title characters after being teased for years finally shipped in the final story arc.]]
* RevealingHug: A strip with [[spoiler: Aggie hugging Lisa]] leads to that character suddenly realizing [[spoiler: she might like girls.]]
* RomanticFalseLead: [[spoiler:Rich]] to Penny (as well as a few of her other early relationships). The best example is a bit complicated, but starts with him wanting her to run away with him. Twenty of Penny's possible future selves show up (ten who went with him, ten who didn't), and vote 13-6 (one opted out) ''not'' to go with him. Penny goes anyway. All but one of the possible future Pennies fade away, except for the one narrating the story to a future version of [[spoiler:Aggie, who is giving her a foot massage]].
* TheRunaway: Helen post-"Popsicle War." She hated her life so much she ran away to [[SomethingPositive a completely different web comic]].
* SceneryCensor: Various pieces of clothing, stealthy panel frames, word balloons, and even the characters own carefully positioned (but not deliberately positioned) hands conceal [[spoiler: Penny and Aggie's bare crotches after their most powerful rage sex ever leaves them completely nude below the waist.]]
* SchoolPlay: ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', a clear metaphor for the course of "The Popsicle War."
* SexMontage: "Behind Closed Doors."
* SexySantaDress: Brandi donned one of these once.
* SilentBob: Jack. [[http://www.pennyandaggie.com/index.php?p=1013 But NOT Michelle.]]
* ShoutOut: The T-shirt in [[http://www.pennyandaggie.com/index.php?p=1029 this strip]] is from QuestionableContent.
** The two girls discussing the "code of e-silence" are Tiffany and Crystal from ''{{Luann}}''. T.J. from the same strip later showed up to one of Karen's parties, despite T.J. being an adult (though T.J.'s of questionable enough character that it's not unrealistic for him to be trolling a party full of underage girls).
** Charlotte's mother bears some striking similarities to {{Carrie}}'s mother.
* [[ShowDontTell Show, Don't Tell]]: T Campbell is a ''major'' proponent of this, eschewing InfoDump and other forms of exposition like crazy. It gets unfortunate when a good chunk of fans have to go onto the forum to debate just what people are thinking or saying. The fact that we tend to only view snippets of dialogue, rather than large explanations, only makes it worse.
* SkywardScream: Katy-Ann lets out one when she finds Jack's beer stash after his promise to stay sober.
** Charlotte's mother [[spoiler: when she finds out about her daughter's imprisonment.]]
* SlapSlapKiss: [[spoiler: The title characters]], [[http://www.pennyandaggie.com/index.php?p=1224 here]].
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: ''[[SomethingPositive Randy Milholland]]'' of all people said that Helen's character arc depressed him to the point that he would have to stagger the crossover. [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp08132010.shtml As of this point in time, Helen has gained a fair bit of confidence, and perhaps, a new friend, but has not yet returned home.]]
* SlippingAMickey: Cyndi tries this twice on Stan, getting success the first time.
* SnowMeansDeath: The only time we see snow in the comic? During Aggie's NearDeathExperience.
* SorryImGay: Aggie considers this as a possible response to turn down a guy.
* StalkingIsLove: Subverted in the flashback with Lynda and Rob. Rob pranked her mercilessly, and Lynda reacted...how most humans would react. They eventually hooked up when he was sensitive during a time of need instead of her having to accept him.
* StuffedIntoATrashcan: Lynda did this to Rob in the past when he just pranked her one too many times.
* SubordinateExcuse: Stan, to Rich.
* ThatLiarLies: "Stop lying, you liar!" (Karen to Charlotte)
* ThemeNaming: [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Sara and Michelle, Nick and Charisma]], [[MarvelUniverse Stan and Jack]], [[ScoobyDoo Fred and Daphne]].
** Also, the main characters - "aggie" seems to be a slang term for "marble", and kids often play marbles for pennies.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Bob and Elmer.
* ThreeIsCompany: "Dinner for Six" pushes this to the extreme.
* TimePassesMontage: Parodied over several strips of Penny standing stock still until the heat death of the universe after Sara informs her of her belief that Penny and Aggie are experiencing {{UST}}.
* TransparentCloset: Sara, though only to Penny, Lisa, Cyndi, and Katy-Ann - everyone else was completely oblivious until being told even after her gay makeover, which included ''a [[{{Anvilicious}} Venus symbol necklace]]''.
* UnrequitedLove: Aggie to Marshall. Initially, Daphne to Sara, which causes tension between them when Sara is accused of raping Charlotte and the spurned Daphne chooses to believe it. Michelle to Rich.
* WebcomicTime: The most extreme so far is taking three months and two chapters to tell the events of a single day.
* WhamEpisode: The ending of "Mister Smiles", leading into the "Missing Person" arc. In particular, Chapter 3, "Cyndi and Charlotte".
* WhamLine: "Will you just! Kiss her! Already!" - And the central dynamic of the strip is fundamentally changed.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: The titular characters, a dynamic that remained prominent for much of the strip, especially in the post-Popsicle Wars years. A hint of this showed up in the conclusion of "20 2020 Pennies", which showed Penny and Aggie in one potential future as a couple. This potential future even got a few subtle shout outs, and the author noted that that future's Penny was bisexual, though refused to elaborate outside of the strip. The entire final story arc dealt with the topic head on. [[spoiler: In which they finally "did"...and then broke up during senior year. The epilog showed their reunion after six years from the break up, and then closed the strip on a cliffhanger as to whether they would get together again.]]
* WingdingEyes: Penny, Stan, and Aggie's reactions to the principal announcing the director of their school production of Macbeth.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Sam definitely seems to think she's in a Disney Channel movie; Lisa, a Diablo Cody film.
* {{Zeerust}}: The DistantFinale, set six years in the future, shows several of the female characters wearing outfits of this type to their ClassReunion. Sara even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by telling Daphne, "The retro-future trend was made for you."
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