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[[caption-width-right:350:A festival of sin... or at least temptation.]]

''[[http://www.sinfest.net Sinfest]]'' is a webcomic by Tatsuya Ishida, an outgrowth of a strip he originally created for the UCLA college newspaper. The primary characters are Slick, a [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin-esque]] teenaged "pimp" who's always trying to look as cool as he can, and his hot friend Monique, who spends her days fighting for feminist causes when she isn't flirting with hot guys (of whom Slick doesn't qualify).

Other characters include {{God}} and {{Satan}}, who still hold a silly grudge; Seymour, a religious zealot; Li'l Evil, a Satan zealot; Squigley, a pig who gets high all the time; Jesus; Buddha; The Dragon, an embodiment of Eastern religion; Percival and Pooch, the artist's cat-and-dog duo; [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Criminy,]] the sheltered bookworm. They have surreal, metaphysical adventures that often involve Slick's high view of himself, Monique's oversexed behavior, Satan's desire to acquire their souls, and other goings-on.

The strip originally lived up to its name, playing with BlackComedy scenarios, drug humor, and subversive pokes at the nature of religion and morality, among other topics, usually with little or no regard for continuity. Over time, however, it's gotten softer and more focused on social issues. While still poking fun at religion and comfortable with [[SevenDirtyWords language that won't play in newspapers]], Tatsuya has now found his own brand of radical feminism, and shows a world where most people are brainwashed by dominant culture and a Matrix-like patriarchy is responsible for most evils. Most of which involve excessive consumerism, marketing of everything, male chauvinism, and just plain bad old intolerance. The focus of the strips is now on moral lessons and daily author's messages. Longer story arcs have been introduced and playing above and beneath others, such as Criminy's romance with one of Satan's hot succubi, and her conflicts as a result. Slick and Monique's obnoxious behavior has also been downplayed a lot -- while they might not be a loving couple, they are friendly associates. [[NonindicativeName Don't let the name fool you.]]

A rare example of a webcomic becoming LighterAndSofter, and then proceeding to become controversial with its fanbase. Also good for anyone who wants to go on an ArchiveBinge, with just over [[ArchivePanic 4,500 strips]]! Indeed, it's one of the [[WebComicsLongrunners longest running]] webcomics on the net.

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!!This webcomic provides examples of:

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* AbortedArc: For a while in 2012, it was nearly impossible to find a strip that didn't have something to do with the sisterhood. Then around mid-September the strips more or less abruptly stopped. However it seems to be starting up again as of the beginning of 2013.
** This can be hard to detect in this comic, because he frequently interspaces the comics of an arc around filler strips and even other arcs, so an arc may be just dropped.
** The Pro-Obama strips have been gone for a few years, though Squigly recently [[ContinuityNod invoked him]] before busking for cash.
* ActivistFundamentalistAntics: Seymour often falls into this territory; even God dismisses him as a "loony fanboy".
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Pooch and Percy.
* AesopAmnesia: Xanthe gets angry over [[http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-10-04 Slick leering at a woman]] wearing a [[BareYourMidriff midriff revealing shirt]] and tight pants and Xanthe treats the woman with courtesy. That's a fine message to send... if ''the previous comic'' hadn't been about ''[[http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-10-03 Xanthe yelling at Monique for wearing those kind of clothes]]''.
** An even worse one. Xanthe has been constantly angry at men for leering at women and judging them on basis of their attractiveness. Again, that's a fine message to send. The problem occurs when [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-04-29 a woman starts leering at men and judging them on basis of ''their'' attractiveness]] and Xanthe treats Squigley with scorn for complaining about it. Uh, Xanthe? Wasn't that the sort of thing you exist to criticize?
* AfterActionPatchup: Fuchsia treats Criminey's cuts, after he reaches her in Hell.
* AGlitchInTheMatrix: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-05-20 Brought to you by the revolution.]]
* ALadyOnEachArm: Satan, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-09-17 here,]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-07-12 here,]] and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-11-18 here.]]
* AliensStealCattle: [[http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-08-13 Xanturian invaders.]] They lose a staring contest, though.
* AllJustADream: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-07-08 This]]. May count too as {{Foreshadowing}}.
* AllMenArePerverts: See [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2002-11-08 here]] and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-03-08 here]]
** [[IncorruptiblePurePureness ...except Criminy]].
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: [[spoiler:Lil' Evil.]]
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: The Devil. Also the Succubi after ArtEvolution.
* AndZoidberg: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-02-18 ...And these guys]]
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Many of the secondary characters, including [[EagleLand Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty]], [[TheGrimReaper Death]], now "reaping" souls via modern assassination tactics and weaponry, and Dragon, the embodiment of all eastern religion.
* AntiMagic: The simplest explanation of how the Reality Zone works. All forms of magical flight fail, pits to hell can't be created, and unnatural creatures either revert to a natural form (as in Squigley's case) or are slowly harmed (as with the devils.)
* AntiVillain: Fuchsia's character development has brought her to this point; now, she's pretty much a villain in name only. Type 1 --> Type 4 --> HeelFaceTurn.
** Tangerine is Type 3 (see ObliviouslyEvil).
* {{Anvilicious}}: InUniverse example. After Monique's latest heckling, Slick lampshades that she may be too blunt with her feminism and should try more subtle terms. This upsets her. In the next strip, we see Slick explaining the ramifications of being too blunt with these sorts of viewpoints.
-->'''Slick:''' You can't go around bashing people with a sledgehammer! You hit people on the head, you're gonna get a reaction.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Sadly belated, but [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-03-01 still good]].
-->'''Tangerine''': Isn't [[EvilIsPetty that]] your hero?
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-07-19 "The pornography. The imperialism. The exploitation of others."]] Though this might be unintentional, considering the wrong order and Ishida's preachyness.
* ArtShift: The art style will often change depending on the mood of the scene. Humor is in a simplified 'cutesy' style, while drama is a bit more detailed and manga-esque.
** Also [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-10-24 the reality zone]].
*** Along with some of the [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-04-09 alternate-reality strips]].
* AscendedExtra: Fuchsia, starting around late 2008.
* AsideGlance: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-05-08 This]] strip, with the story starting three strips earlier [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-05-05 here]].
** For the record, the page before it is a follow-up to the "other Sunday Strip" mentioned below.
* TheAtoner: Curiously, Ishida himself, both in his in-comic appearances and in how he writes the strip these days. He seems very ashamed of the exploitational nature of the strip's earlier politically-incorrect humor, and to make up for it later strips have been dominated by a heavy feminist theme.
* AttractiveBentGender: Monique looks good, even as [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-06-20 Androgynique]] and Badass 'Nique. Both mess with Seymour, though.
* AuthorAvatar: The Cartoonist. Originally an anonymous background character simply assumed to be the author, he has recently put himself in the spotlight.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Subverted and inverted [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-11-01 here]].
** Played straight [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-03-01 here.]]
* AuthorGuestSpot: Tatsuya Ishida is a semi-regularly occurring character, both as Pooch and Percy's owner and for LeaningOnTheFourthWall moments. A RunningGag is the comparison between him and [[AGodAmI God]] as the two "creators" of the comic's universe.
* AuthorTract: While in previous years the comic tended to stick towards light humour and general satire, it gradually adopted [[{{Anvilicious}} a more preachy]] feminist propaganda tone. These days, it's rare to see a comic that doesn't in some way promote Ishida's views.
* AwesomeArt: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-10-21 Drawing from Reality]].
* TheBackwardsR: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-10-18 State Sponsored Comik Strip 2]].
* BattleCry: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-11-27 Squigley's]] is about as opposite to a BadassBoast as you can get, but the sentiment makes it more awesome.
* BareYourMidriff:
** A standard feature of Monique's warm-weather wardrobe and the one outfit that the gay guy wears.
** The succubi's outfits, and Fuchsia's sailor fuku that she wears when she's with Criminy.
** Most of the women in the comic, really.
* BarehandedBladeBlock: By Jesus. Against Death's scythe. Which he ''[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-08-15 broke]]''.
* UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest: Slick somewhat [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-05-15 misses the spirit of it.]]
** For all of the recent feminist leanings, the comic is still unable to pass this in 99% of the current strips.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Occasionally, Moniique and Slick. Also, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-03-29 Free Hugs]] mini-arc.
* BerserkButton:
** Seymour [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-09-16 pushes]] Fuchsia's...and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-09-19 regrets it]].
** And following that, a very understated one for the usually soft-spoken and mild-mannered Criminy [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-09-19 here]].
** And then Forky [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-10-15 tells Fuchsia]] someone was hunting it. Things ''almost'' got messy.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-01-02 Mr. "X"]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes:
** Criminy. After Seymour drove off Fuchsia, he raised his voice in anger for the first time.
** The new Fuchsia is kind and gentle. It's unwise to piss her off. See BerserkButton for a pair of nice examples.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2004-06-03 ...it's flip-off time!]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-12-30 It's flip-off time again]].
** Also, when [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-12-02 Slick's laptop caught some spyware]] that made it follow the owner to toilet with webcam on. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-11-30 See?]]
** Also [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-09-25 This]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-09-30 this]]. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-10-01 It's bomf-off time]].
** Baby Blue and Fuchsia. Succubi. Probably helps their job too.
* BigDamnHeroes:[[spoiler:And a MomentOfAwesome for [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-11-27 Squiq.]]]]
* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Trans-Nique. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-10-26 Bitches gonna love him]].
* BiggerThanJesus: {{Inverted|Trope}} in a strip titled [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-06-28 "Agent"]] where the Devil offers to become Jesus's personal agent and make him "Bigger than Music/TheBeatles."
* BilingualBonus / ShownTheirWork: The binary Slick's Slickbook laptop spouts out actually translates to relevant messages.
* BiTheWay: Possibly [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-10-22 Monique]]. Then again, there's [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-05-08 another explaination]].
* {{Bifauxnen}}: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-06-20 Androgynique]]
* BigOMG: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-12-25 Apparently Satan likes]] WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic.
* BigNo:
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2003-11-19 From Lil' E]].
** Slick [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-11-24 REALLY]] should have saved frequently.
* {{Bishounen}}: In [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-12-27 this]] strip? [[JesusWasWayCool Jesus]].
** Apparently, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-01-29 how Fuchsia sees Criminy]].
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-07-22 Played with.]]
* BlatantLies: Not surprising, The Devil and his minions are prone to this, as seen [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-11-20 here]].
* BlushSticker: The boy Baby Blue had a crush on, in flashback.
* BondageIsBad: Played very straight [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-05-13 here]]. A rather surprising research flub.[[note]]For a more level view of [=BDSM=] culture, see UsefulNotes/{{BDSM}}.[[/note]]
** Looks like snuff really.
** SafeSaneAndConsensual is nowhere to be found in the Sinfest universe. It's constantly implied that [[http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2014-03-27 no woman in her right mind enjoys it,]] just men on a power trip.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy / HeelFaceBrainwashing: BOMF! Several supernatural characters have demonstrated the ability to call upon hidden aspects of mortals' personalities and render those aspects dominant, with the magnitude of the effect dependent on the degree to which the aspect was originally present in hidden form. The Buddha just temporarily calms people, but Jesus and Satan can cause permanent changes to behavior and appearance (well, permanent till the other reverts their work.) Several strips suggest more precise rules as to how this works, but taken as a whole they contradict each other--the primary influence seems to be the RuleOfFunny.
** Evidently, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-03-14 Illuminati drones]] can be [[IncrediblyLamePun enlightened]] too.
* BrickJoke: The strip of [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-06-01 June 1st 2009]] and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-06-01 June 1st 2010]]. Either this or a CallBack.
** The [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-07-23 return]] of [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-04-20 banana burritos]]!
** A relatively short BrickJoke, but a BrickJoke nonetheless. In [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2002-04-18 this April 18th, 2002 strip]], Slick and Monique discuss the whole "Men from Mars and Women from Venus" thing when Monique jokingly suggests that Slick is from Uranus. "Back to your planet, butt boy!" [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2002-04-24 six strips later]] after the topic had generally been dropped, Monique still can't help bringing it up again by calling him "butt boy" and telling him to "Go back to Uranus!" It probably [[ItMakesSenseInContext made absolutely no sense to Criminy]].
*** Even funnier? An alien lands before the Gay Guy and declares "Uranus needs gays!". The alien being looks exactly like ''Seymour''.
* BrokenAesop: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-08-21 This]] seems to be an... odd weapon choice for a radical feminist.
* BrownEyes: Criminy
* BullyingADragon:
** "Bad Behavior", where Seymour antagonized Fuchsia. Given that on their first meeting, Fuchsia [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-01-11 set him on fire]], he really should have known what he was getting into.
** A couple of devil bullies mess with Criminy and Fuchsia on one occasion. Between the [[BadassAdorable two of them and Tomey]]... well, the bullies definitely end up worse off.
** When Lil'E was in kindergarten, two boys tried to bully him. But if you mess with the [[spoiler:son of the Devil you make his dad angry.]] Those boys were lucky to escape with just a few burns.
* ButterflyOfTransformation: A common motif.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-08-29 Tatsuya Ishida]].
** Also used by God to turn into calligraphy [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-09-13 here]].
* CallBack: Fairly early on in Fuchsia's progression from willing servant of evil to Crim's girlfriend and reluctant PunchClockVillain, she saw parallels between herself and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-03-31 a butterfly]]. Almost 18 months of strips later, Crim invades hell to visit Fuchsia, and then has to make a quick escape that lands him in the Reality Zone. Shortly after arriving there, he [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-10-17 observes both a butterfly and a caterpillar nearby]].
** Both of which may be a callback to an earlier moment [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2003-02-18 involving Criminy]]. Also, in one Sunday strip, after The Devil and Baby Blue try to re-devil Fuchsia, we see her staring off after a butterfly as well.
*** When Fuchsia finally [[spoiler:runs out on the Devil-mansion]], she leaves [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-11-20 a painting of a butterfly]] as a gift to Baby Blue.
** Another one comes with [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-03-28 Criminy's gift to Fuchsia]] -- [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-11-06 the one thing she takes out of the Devil's manor with her.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: "ASS!"
* CampGay: That one gay man that Slick ran into, who now is sort of the default gay character.
* CannotSpitItOut: Subtly with Slick. He had admitted to himself and Squigley that he truly does love Monique. However, he has been unable to tell her or explicitly show his affections for her either out of insecurity or outside forces.
* CannotStandThemCannotLiveWithoutThem: Monique and Slick are very self-centered, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-10-27 can't even hold their eyes on each other]], don't really know what they want for more than a few minutes... yet [[GreenEyedMonster neither will allow anyone else to approach the other]].
** In a minor arc, after Slick finds out he was created [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-01-15 'from leftover parts,']] it is revealed God did in fact create someone for him, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-01-16 Monique]]. This implies that they are meant to be together, but their insecurities with themselves as well as what they want get in the way when outside forces don't interfere.
** Monique looks at a guy she considers attractive, then [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2005-03-31 he reminds of Slick, and finds this a turn-off]]. It's such a huge turn-off that [[HypocriticalHumor she starts hitting on him right on the next page]].
* CartoonJuggling: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-10-05 Pooch does the arc]], much to Percy's displeasure.
* CasanovaWannabe: Slicky
* CastOfSnowflakes
* CatchingSomeZs: Even said [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2001-05-30 once]].
* CatholicSchoolgirlsRule: Just having [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-06-10 'Nique describe it to Seymour]] made his [[YourHeadAsplode head explode]].
* CatsAreMean:
** Subverted in that Percival, while often acting like a jerk, actually does care about Pooch (though he'd never admit it).
** Also played straight when he though it would be funny to make a "catse" screen saver.
* {{Catfight}}: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-10-21 Monique and Fuchsia, lampshaded immediately]].
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-01-21 Pillow fight]], Monique vs. both Devil Girls.
* CerebusSyndrome: About halfway through the comic's run, several darker elements came into play. The Devil became much more straightforwardly evil; the succubi and Death became regular characters; Hell and the tortured souls within started appearing regularly; and Uncle Sam showed up and became corrupt, then broke. Despite this, the series stayed comedic, due in large part to CharacterDevelopment (see below.)
** But played more and more straight as time goes on and more and more strips designed without a joke are posted. The jump has pretty much been made at this point; the only jokes are at the expense of causes the author disagrees with, and the comic is so serious that he seems to be attacking them instead or parodying them like he used to.
* ChainsawGood: Behold... [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-06-27 Chainsaw Jesus]]!
* CharacterDevelopment: Every main character has had some sort of serious character development. Those who have not completely changed their outlook on life (Monique, & Fuchsia) have been given a third dimension (most visible in Slick & Crim) with the only possible exceptions being Pooch, God, and the author avatar. The short version is Slick & Monique are considerably less selfish, Squig and Crim are braver, Fuchsia and Baby Blue have distinct personalities, Lil'E and Seymour are less dogmatic, and the Devil doesn't do comedy so much anymore. The longer version is:
** Slick started out as an egotistical jackass, but took a turn to being a better person, going so far as to admitting he loves Monique. He even lost his tie, and got new shades that are not pitch black. However, that seems to have reversed itself to a degree. After a match with a succubus, he's become part devil, switching between the two personas without his knowledge.
** Monique used to just be a rather two-dimensional materialistic attention-whore slut and is now a crunchy activist feminist. She's also cut her hair, gone to a much more androgynous look, and now considers her past an OldShame.
** Fuchsia started out as genuinely evil, but now is in love with Criminy, quit working for the Devil and is now essentially a soft-hearted (but short-tempered) human with a few extra features (check how her design has changed).
** Criminy used to hide himself away in his Fortress of Knowledge; as his relationship with Fuchsia progressed, you saw less and less of the Fortress, until [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-11-15 you see him completely without it.]] His hair is also a little more natural, where prior it was always 'in place'.
** Seymour used to be a hard conservative who attacked anything outside his narrow ideals. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-04-03 After learning a hard lesson in humility]] he now shows Tangerine [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-05-04 respect.]] He's still conservative and holds a grudge against Fuchsia and Baby Blue (they messed him up) but he's not quite so fast to attack now. He also seems to genuinely care about Lil'E, especially after Lil'E's recent amnesia.
*** After his run-in with Cupid, he became a bit goofier, but also became [[TookALevelInKindness nicer,]] having comforted [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-10-24 Squigley]] and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-11-14 the succubus Sapphire.]] It's shown [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-11-15 here]] how much he changed compared to his conuterpart from the Sisterhood.
** While not as much as Fyoosh and still very much a CardCarryingVillain, Baby Blue is shown to have a genuine soft spot for Fuchsia and possibly some jealousy towards Criminy.
*** More recently, Baby Blue deliberately lied to The Devil, saying she couldn't find Fuchsia, after she saw her friend [[SleepCute napping together with Criminy under a tree.]]
*** And it has recently been indicated that Blue may have joined the Devil ''before'' becoming a a Devil Girl after [[spoiler: seeing him resurrect a dove as a bird demon after her prayers failed to save it.]]
** Recently, we've been looking into the past of Lil'E and seeing what he's like without his devil worship.
*** Without his memories, he's less of a jerk that most of the cast. He's also intelligent enough to take the hints about what kind of person he used to be, put them together logically, and come up with something that worries him.
** The Devil went from being a funny 'classic cartoon' style of character to being a true source of malice. He rarely seems to use his lemonade-style soul-buying stand anymore.
*** He it has also been implied that he has a Tragic Backstory involving [[spoiler: Lil'Evil's mother]], and that in his own strange way he cares about his [[spoiler:son]].
** Squigley has been grappling with his life of excess. He ran away once to try to escape gambling debts, has dealt with his problems with food and pot. Most recently, he's been trying to deal with his addiction to pornography.
* TheChase: Death. Annually, to the year, and to the zombie.
* CheekyMouth: As result of ArtEvolution.
* ChekhovsGun / ChekhovsBoomerang:
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-11-014 Those]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-09-21 "glitter points"]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-09-26 come in]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-10-03 handy]].
** The "Reality Zone" too, since it seems to have the power to incapacitate things of Hell. Forky lost consciousness upon entering and recovered upon leaving. The Devil is apparently afraid of the place, as he refused to enter and create a hell hole there. Instead, he replied "show's over" when asked and walked away. Tangerine actually started to burn like a vampire in sunlight when she went in. Fuchsia started to disintegrate after a few seconds in it, but was fine when she left.
* ChewToy: Seymour in 2011 gets lots of screen time dedicated to making him suffer. Not that the fan base [[{{TheScrappy}} minds]].
* ClothingDamage: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-09-18 Monique binding her foot.]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2001-05-09 Monique fighting Slick East Side style.]]
* ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere: For [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-05-23 Squigley]]
* ColorfulThemeNaming: The succubi are named and nicknamed after the color they are.
* CommonalityConnection: Zendaps because both the Buddha and Monique have worry beads.
* CompressedAbstinence: In [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-08-29 Begin Countdown]].
* ConflictingLoyalty: An issue for [[AntiVillain Fuchsia]] and [[TomeOfEldritchLore Tomey.]] [[spoiler:Or rather, [[HighHeelFaceTurn it WAS an issue for Fuchsia]].]]
* ContinuityCreep: As noted above, the comic has had little to no regard to continuity in its earlier years. But extended story arcs began taking shape before so long. And old throw-away gags from earlier days have also been brought back and expanded upon, including Squigley's ability to [[WrongContextMagic fly his couch while high]].
* ContinuityReboot: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-01-18 Spoofed]] a few weeks into 2010.
* CoolBigSis: Nique acts as one to Criminy and can be quite protective of him if she thinks he's in danger.
* CoolCat: Percy is a perfect example of "cats are cool" via "cats are aloof," where he ''thinks'' he's too cool for everyone around him, and acts accordingly.
* CoolHorse: The [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-09-18 winged horses]] Tangerine and 'nique watch in the tree.
* CoolOldLady: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-12-02 This senora.]]
* CoolShades: Probably the look Slick was going for, although he doesn't pull it off as well as he thinks he does.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment:
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-02-04 Classic.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-05-28 This]] also counts.
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-01-14 Because Slick knows Squiggly better than Devil]].
* CoolVersusAwesome: Or more like "[[http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-11-12 Hotness vs. Sexyness]]".
* CorruptCorporateExecutive Several characters such as Mickey Mouse, Characters/BugsBunny, Tom the Cat. Homer Simpson and Charlie Brown [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-10-26 appear as leaders of different major crime families]], with the Devil as ruling Don of the Five Families.
* CrossoverCosmology: The main focus is Christian but Buddha and the Dragon (representing Eastern religions in general) have also shown up. In fact Buddha and Jesus are pals.
* CrushBlush: When Baby Blue confessed her attraction to a boy, he blushed.
* [[spoiler:CryForTheDevil: The Devil is, in fact, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-10-16 capable of genuinely caring about someone.]] Even if he tries to shake it off.]]
* CuteBookWorm: Criminy is a rare male example.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Fuchsia, Baby Blue, and Tangerine.
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: As seen in [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-10-05 this strip]]
* DealWithTheDevil: Right from the first strip, Satan's been offering them. This has not generally worked very well.
** [[AuthorAvatar Cartoonist]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-07-22 sold his soul for fame, fortune and]] [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal fangirls]].
* DepravedBisexual: The Succubi, though Fuchsia has recently become less-so. Depraved, that is. She's presumably still bisexual.
* DespairEventHorizon:
** Fuchsia, after dealing with Seymour's FantasticRacism one too many times, sees her angry face reflected in the water and begins to wonder if she really ''doesn't'' belong in our world, and promptly throws herself back into Hell.
** Monique may be fast approaching hers after [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-12-05 learning she may have helped condemn a million men to hell.]] She doesn't seem [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-12-06 to be]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-12-10 taking it well.]] But Slick is [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther working on]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-12-17 bringing her back]].
* DevilInPlainSight: Quite literally. He takes [[SadlyMythtaken Cerberus]] out for walks around the neighborhood and flicks off God from hilltops. At the same time, God regularly speaks to people in the form of giant hand puppets in the sky.
* TheDevilIsALoser: And it's God's favorite pastime to remind him of it.
* DiabolusExMachina: Must you kill off '''[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-04-29 everyone??]]'''
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Done by MMX at the end of his run. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-01-03 Death gets right back up]], albeit, visibly worse for wear.
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[SeriousBusiness Eternal Vengeance]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-03-02 for tripping.]] Y'know, cause [[WhatAnIdiot he wasn't looking where he was walking]].
** Glossy kills MMXII because he stole her bike.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Seymour and Monique, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-06-09 here]].
* TheDitz: Monique has taken on elements of this since the strip took a turn for the LighterAndSofter.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-06-14 Criminy and his telescope]]
--->'''Baby Blue:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny The Force is strong with this one.]]...[[SmokingHotSex I need a cigarette.]]
** As well as; [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-07-27 this,]]
* DemotedToExtra: Criminy after the Patriarchy arc. Some fans see this as suspicious due to him being the most likely character to be able to successfuly debunk Glossy's views on men.
* DragQueen: Squigley dresses up as "[[SarahPalin Sarah Piglin]]" in a number of strips.
* EEqualsMCHammer: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-11-29 Literally]]. ("It's kinda like science!")
* EasyAmnesia: Happens to [[spoiler:Lil' Evil]] starting [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-09-23 here]]. Justified, it's the Lethe. Yes, ''[[GreekMythology THAT]]'' [[GreekMythology Lethe.]]
* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: A LiteralMetaphor --[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-02-19 poor thing]].
* EroticEating: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-06-22 'Nique's method of inspiration]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Early on, it was shown that The Devil had a few issues with some of Slick's [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-04-25 requests]] to combine LesYay with IncestSubtext, though it was due more to feasibility than actual moral qualms.
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Of all people, apparently ''Jesus and Blue'' [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-03-04 did]]. Currently not known whether this is canon or a one-off gag.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: A lot of characters don't actually transform, but they have darker sides. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-04-07 Here]] we are shown three characters who transform. When Seymour is being bad or not obsessing over religion (or at least not in a negative way) he wears his police cap sideways, Uncle Sam wears a corporation hat instead of a flag hat, Slick transforms or has his [[LiteralSplitPersonality split personality run wild]], Squigley transforms into a werewolf, and the Artist wears a hat backwards and sprouts horns. Subverted partially by Seymour who occasionally wears his hat like that when he's high on love. The Artist, Uncle Sam, and Slick all have their lightly shaded glasses replaced with dark, pointy glasses.
* EvilLawyerJoke: "[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-07-23 Well, this comes as no surprise]]".
* EvilMeScaresMe:
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-09-19 Fuchsia]] has this reaction to her reflection after losing her temper with Seymour. In all likelihood, this was a side of herself she never wanted Criminy to see.
** After getting mindwiped, [[spoiler:Lil' E]] also has this response.
* EvilIsPetty: Probably the entire ''point'' of Lil' Evil...and considering [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-03-02 his role model]]...
* ExactWords: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2001-05-08 "Say I'm the pimp!"]]
* ExiledToTheCouch: As the only married couple showed in the comic, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-05-02 Liberty does this to Sam every time he pisses her off]].
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[[folder:F-J]]
* FallenStatesOfAmerica[=/=]OppressiveStatesOfAmerica:
** Some of the strips about the presidential elections show how low or how dictatorial Ishida regards America to be.
** Sam's treatment to Liberty can be seen as this. Ishida regards USA as misunderstanding the concept of "Liberty", and continues to do things that are very douchey to her without considering what she would think about it.
* FanFic: Seymour is shown to be writing some about [[YaoiFangirl Jesus]] and [[Literature/AtlasShrugged John Galt]].
* {{Fanservice}}:
** Although 'Nique and the succubi will [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-12-18 cheerfully]] dish out fanservice to all comers, it also got kinda... [[FanDisservice subverted]]. I mean, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-04-13 ew]]...
** A later strip even points out the DoubleStandard; when fans demand she show them ass, 'Nique calls Slick up on stage...
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-07-07 And again...]]
* FantasticDrug: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-04-10 Jogs, apparently.]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endorphin#Runner.27s_high Some truth in the matter...]]
* FantasticRacism: Seymour in strips [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-09-15 3662]] and 3663 directed towards Fuchsia, which also showcases his hypocrisy since one of the core tenants of Christianity is that those who are legitimately trying to change their ways should be encouraged along that path. Made even more apparent when it was earlier shown that two angels pretty much ignore her nowadays since they know she isn't evil anymore. They even give Criminy their blessing when he digs his way to hell for her since after all, love transcends all boundaries.
** Seymour does seem more sympathetic towards Tangerine, trying to help her without hurting her feelings (partially so she does not hurt him), to the point where she seems to consider him a friend. Considering his enthusiasm for this happens after getting told off by Fuchsia, it might be evidence of him trying to [[TheAtoner Atone]] himself.
* FemalesAreMoreInnocent: The series's credo for latest few years. Average male? Sorry, likely a "dudebro" and a creep visiting strip-clubs and contributing to the oppression of women. The ''devil girls'' will be revealed as more innocent than him.
* [[FiveManBand Five-Girl Band]][=/=]FiveBadBand: The Sisterhood, depending on your interpretation of them.
** TheHero[=/=]BigBad: Xanthe.
** TheLancer[=/=]TheDragon: Curly.
** TheBigGuy[=/=]TheBrute: Violet a.k.a. Lil Sis, ironically so since she's [[PintSizedPowerhouse the smallest of the group]].
** TheSmartGuy[=/=]EvilGenius: Tess, who shares this role with hacker Curly. Arguably she's the SmartGuy and Curly is the EvilGenius, since Tess hasn't been shown doing much other than building and maintaining the Sisterhood's equipment.
** TheChick: Mercy, who doesn't count as a DarkChick because even the Sisterhood's detractors generally consider her the TokenGoodTeammate.
** The main characters themselves:
*** TheLeader: Slick
*** TheLancer / TheChick: Monique
*** TheSmartGuy: Criminy
*** TheBigGuy: Squigley
*** [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Fuschia
*** TeamPet: Tomey
*** AloofAlly: Xanthie, to an extent.
* FlatCharacter: Xanthe and the Sisterhood, considering that their only defining trait is radical feminism. Some are a bit more developed than others, but Xanthe is still the most flat.
* FlatWhat:
** Percival, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-02-18 here.]]
** The Devil, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-03-12 here.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: Lil'E's identity as being the AntiChrist]] is hinted at at [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-06-15 these]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-06-18 three]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-09-25 strips.]] Note the blurb Ishida uses and the actual strip itself.
** Also, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-05-29 "i will not cheat]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-06-03 taking advange of Liberty (a.k.a freedom)]]
* FracturedFairyTale
* AFriendInNeed: All sorts of characters -- and growing more frequent.
* TheFundamentalist: Seymour and Lil' Evil for Christianity and Satanism, respectively. Subverted occasionally when Seymour actually practices what he preaches, only to relapse into being a massive prick some time down the road. Again, like everything else in this comic, his flip-flopping got Lampshaded as being due to [[RunningGag the Full Moon causing a werewolf-like transformation]].
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-10-15 And then they revoked Seymour's Fundie Card]]
* GenderBender: "Trans State."
* GeekyTurnOn: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-05-14 Fuchsia to Criminy]]:
--> '''Fuchsia''': "Oooo Criminy knows fancy words..."
* GiveMeASign: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-10-272 This strip.]]
* TheGlomp:
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-09-19 From a pig!]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-09-28 From a succubus!]] and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-05-15 again]].
* GodAndSatanAreBothJerks: During one of God's puppet parodies, the Devil mocks him, causing Slick to comment, "Sometimes I can't tell the two of you apart."
* GodIsEvil: Subverted; God can seem this way to some of the characters, but is generally just obnoxious and somewhat childish, with [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-07-24 occasional]] PetTheDog moments. Jesus, on the other hand, is [[JesusWasWayCool an awesome guy]].
** So is the Buddha. The Dragon of Eastern Religion is generally awesome also.
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-01-30 Patriarchy Blockers]].
* GoldenMeanFallacy: Slicky [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-04-27 tried an apple]] from the Tree of Knowledge and couldn't handle it. Slicky dived into Lethe and forgot everything. So he [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-05-24 tried to combine them]] into "Forbidden Fruit and Lethe Water Power Drink".
-->'''I KNOW THAT I KNOW ''NOTHING''! / I'M A DUMB ASS / IGNORAMUS / FOOL
-->'''Slick''': [[FlatWhat WHAT THE]] [[PrecisionFStrike FUCK]]
* GoodIsDumb:
** Pooch, Seymour, and, alternatively, {{God}} Himself.
** Subverted with Monique, who can be random and occasionally childish, but is far from dumb.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: To a minor degree, this is why God does not show his face and uses the hand puppets. His showing a image of his face to two people caused a bit of a fight. Now imagine if He showed His face to a few more people...
** As previously stated, when Slick ate the Fruit of Knowledge and found out he was a cartoon character, he tried to kill himself by jumping off a cliff. That works out about as well as you'd think.
* GrammarNazi: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-11-30 Oops!]]
* GranolaGirl: Nique's starts as a generic hippy ("Peace!") and gradually [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-10-22 turns]] very liberal left-wing, frequently protesting and contesting. She's even a struggling [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-07-15 vegan]]. Lil' E even preferred her [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-06-08 as his "archnemesis"]] over Seymour as more well-intended, at least for a time.
* GreenEyedMonster:
** Monique either has no intention of taking their relationship out of the friend zone or she [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2004-03-29 would]], but has zero tolerance policy for his horny clownades. But she's [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2003-01-16 jealous]]. During the "Loverboy" sequence she drives away a girl who was actually liked Slicky enough to laugh off his antics.
** Slick either is interested only in Monique's butt or can't hold his brain in one pile and mouth free of drool around her. When she isn't around, he wanders off after other girls all the time. But seeing her [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2005-04-14 flirting with a guy]]? No way. That's enough to [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2005-01-14 stop his own not-yet-ruined flirt]] and go decry his rival in a hissyfit so stupid that even Monique who already knows him well {{facepalm}}ed.
* GretzkyHasTheBall: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2001-07-17 Monique's schmoozin' attempt.]]
* TheGrimReaper.
* GroinAttack: '''[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-01-19 "I love you, man!"]]'''
* GroupieBrigade: After running from a mob, Death disguises himself to avoid blame for Michael's death. Accidentally, [[MistakenIdentity he gets taken for him]], and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-07-04 runs from a mob.]]
* HaHaHaNo: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2001-09-23 Make love, not war.]]
* HarmlessVillain: Little E definitely.
** However he is [[spoiler: the [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-10-16 son of the devil]]]]. So that could change.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Parodied with [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-01-23 Patriarchal Action Movie]], where the only lines are yells of "I am heterosexual!" while doing RatedMForManly things.
* TheHecateSisters:
** Absinthe as the naive maiden, who despise being D-man's booth babe, still conserves her mercy and sees being working for him in rose-colored glasses.
** Fuchsia as the mother, who was before in Absinthe's shoes, but grew out of being a succubus to pursue for love but despise being out of that life, it left her quite messed up.
** Baby Blue as the crone, she's the one who has being working for D-man the most and the most bitter and distant since Foosh leave the mansion.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Fuchsia bounced back and forth between crushing on Criminy and actively helping Blue and the Devil antagonize Slick and Monique until her character development led her to pretty much stop being evil.
* HeelFaceTurn: Fuchsia [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-11-06 made her choice without so much as a word,]] over a year in making. She went initially from toying with Criminy, to being intrigued, to straight-out crush. During her crush phase, she'd still cheerfully torment others but behaved herself whenever he was around. Over the passing of time, she started to wish to become 'normal' and feel pity for the damned (perhaps in a very different NotSoDifferent moment). Recently she's almost completely rejected her devilish nature, flat out offering comfort to the damned and rarely being shown in her succubus outfit anymore. There's been some dark foreshadowing that this could get her killed (although none of the cast has ever died yet), but also some that shows she could obtain salvation.
* HeelRealization: It would seem Seymour is having one [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-01-26 here.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-12-09 Seems like]] [[spoiler:Lil'E]] is too. Not quite played for laughs.
* [[CueTheFlyingPigs Hell Freezes Over]]: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2001-12-24 Over there!]]
* HesBack: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-01-27 Slick dons the tie]], meaning his perverted ways are making a comeback.
* {{Hellhound}}: Cerberus is the Devil's pet, and spends his time menacing the cast (especially Slick) and eating mailmen.
* HighHeelFaceTurn: Fuchsia.
* HighOnCatnip: The AuthorAvatar's cat [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2005-05-28 gets high on catnip]], even saying "that's some good stuff".
* HolierThanThou: Seymour, again.
* HolyBurnsEvil: Not only is "Big D" repulsed by angel glitter and has angel-repellent, but even some apparently mortal creatures [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2005-12-29 have such weakness]].
* HomosocialHeterosexuality: With the aptly named strip [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-03-18 Patriarchal Bromance Movie]].
* HornyDevils:
** The succubi started out tempting Slick with lesbian trysts (which Blue is still doing) and are often seen attending the Devil.
** The Devil himself takes this role occasionally, acting as a pimp. He also does NOT like it when people try to take his "bitches", at one point holding a Glock to an alien from "Pimptopia" who was seeking bitches.
* HotLibrarian: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-04-09 Parodied here.]]
* HumongousMecha: Usually fight giant monsters and each other out of the continuity.
** InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: ''[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-03-07 Robo Sinfest]]''.
** TransformingMecha: anything from a [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-12-31 soda vending machine]] or [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-10-12 ATM]] to a [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-10-08 church]].
*** And [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-07-23 TV]]. That's why [[TheTelevisionTalksBack they talk back]] in ''Sinfest''.
* {{HurricaneOf|Euphemisms}} AccidentalInnuendo: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-06-14 Here]] and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2002-09-07 here.]]
* HypocriticalHumor: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-03-02 Stereotyping how they stereotype her.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2002-02-02 Seymour]] is [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-04-255 funny]] like this -- all the time.
* IcarusAllusion: The mini-arc "[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-09-13 Catch]]" -- it even ends in a postscriptum to Icarus story.
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-12-18 Baby Blue]] will destroy you.
* TheIlluminati: The Devil's surveillance definitely seems to invoke this trope. The surveillance cameras take the form of the Illuminati pyramid.
** Li'l Evil has made countless attempts to join.
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2004-01-02 Monique]], although it's more like "I have booty you must obey".
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-12-03 Respect the poon!]]
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: The FanGirl wants to be cool because Monique is. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-12-17 Monique handles it nicely.]]
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Criminy, Jesus, Buddha (which for those two should go without saying), the cherubs.
** But above all, Pooch. He is the happiest, most positive, sensitive, good natured thing in the world of Sinfest. The angels? Can be a bit of some jerk-asses.
* IncrediblyLamePun: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-06-14 "That guy..."]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2002-10-21 Idaho]].
* InnocentInnuendo [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2002-09-07 this strip]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-06-14 and this strip]]
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: The 'Ninja Theatre' arcs, which take place in a feudal Japanese alternate universe, staring Slick as a ninja named Wasabi, and Monique as the Geisha Yellowtail.
* TheInternetIsForPorn: Slick[[spoiler:'s SuperPoweredEvilSide]] and Squigley mostly are online because of this trope. Also the Feminists try to put a stop on this teaching the porn harms and degrading factors this stuff have for women.
* InterspeciesRomance:
** Criminy (human) and Fuchsia (succubus).
** [[spoiler: The Devil (guess) and Lil' E's mother (human? Mother Nature?).]]
* {{Irony}}: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-11-07 Here.]]
** Fuchsia spent much of her time torturing Seymour so that his already fanatical beliefs would turn him into a paranoid monster so that the devil could more easily influence him (not that they considered him a threat, but more as a toy or a joke), but she was so successful that when she tries to HeelFaceTurn, Seymour's fanatical paranoia prevents him from seeing that she's changing into something better while he's being [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] into something worse by said paranoia. Since Seymour USED to be a better character, Fuchsia sometimes believes that he is right to condemn (she IS one of the people who helped to corrupt him) as [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-09-19 we see here.]] Basically, her past actions are stopping her from turning completely through Seymour's paranoia. All is not lost as Cupid, literally shot love back into Seymour, so maybe he'll give her a chance.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: When [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-05-16 mistaken for Monique's retarded son]] by a security agent, Slick gets upset about ''son'' part, not the ''retarded''.
** ''"[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-09-20 Diminutive?!]]"''
* IThinkYouBrokeHim: "[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-01-04 Oops]], I broke Slicky [[RunningGag again]]".
* ItsASmallNetAfterAll: Averted for laughs when Seymour is trying to look up [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-06-13 how to fix a broken halo]].
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: In one Sunday strip, Baby Blue holds off [[spoiler:killing Criminy after she realizes just how happy her former lover, Fuchsia, is with him.]] Awwwwwwwww.
* JerkAss:
** Slick, at his worst behavior.
** Played for laughs with the Devil when he's up to his general douchebaggish behavior, and with God when he's mocking people with his hand puppets.
** Lil'E, pretty much all the time [[spoiler: until he loses his memory and he's no longer a JerkAss]]
** Seymour, considered the biggest JerkAss in the comic, especially post 2010.
*** Until late 2011, when he proved that he could befriend a confused demon, and that he would not hurt Lil' Evil when the latter was down. Even further after his encounter with Cupid and became more friendly (and goofier).
** Glossy. However, unlike Seymour, she's always depicted as being right, even when saying the same things as Seymour.
* JerkassHasAPoint:
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-08-28 Devil-Slick summed up Xanthe pretty well, even if it may not be the author's intent.]]
** Seymour's words against Fuchsia. Calling her as a monster who should go back to the Hell she belongs is supposed to set him up as the {{Jerkass}} of the arc and make the reader root for the other party. But when said monster, instead of ignoring him or proving him wrong, enters into an UnstoppableRage, goes for the DisproportionateRetribution route and immediately tries to kill him, it makes the readers think he was actually right and Fuchsia's very poor anger management, added with the very poor value of life that ensues, makes her completely unsuited to live on Earth.
* {{JerkAssGod|s}}: Subverted; the only character that he's consistently a JerkAss to is the Devil. God's hand puppet mockery can come off this way occasionally, although it's mostly played for laughs and some of His "victims" actually find the caricature amusing.
** God will, however, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-06-15 torment]] Slick occasionally.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Percy
** Okay, Seymour USED to be better and seems to have TookALevelInKindness thanks to Cupid. It was way, WAY, over due.
* JesusSaves:
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-01-23 He Must]].
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-09-16 He does so regularly, in fact.]]
* JesusWasWayCool:
** It's worth noting that while the Buddha is neutral towards God and Satan, he treats Jesus as a friend.
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-05-22 Kung Fu Gospel]] -- A Rosary [[DragonsUpTheYinYang Up the Yin Yang]].
* JetPack: Jesus has [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-04-26 one]].
* JohnBarleycornAndFriends: After withdrawing from booze, pot, and porn for five days, Squigley starts seeing anthropomorphized joints and liquor bottles.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Possibly Nique, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-03-29 here.]] Also if [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-04-10 this strip]] has any bearing on canon, Xanthe has gone from simply wanting equality for women and for men to reject their Dudebro programming to saying men should be ''SILENCED'' period.
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[[folder:K-O]]
* KickMePrank: "Big D" once [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-01-22 did it to Slick]].
* KickTheDog:
** Seymour, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-05-09 here]], and during the "Bad Behavior" strips.
** Devil Slick, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-03-10 here]] where he transfers the misery from Slick and him onto someone else.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Seymour was abused, chased with fire, Bomf-ed, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2003-11-28 sneezed at by the Dragon]], tempted until his wire halo explodes (twice in a row), had it [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-01-11 set on fire]], The Devil [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-04-03 demonized]] him and Tangerine [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-07-10 demonized]] his ''hat''. And he not only deserved this treatment, but directly brought on himself most of it.
* KnightOfCerebus: The Trike Girl and her compatriots, while not villains and clearly intended to be protagonistic characters, also heralded in a more serious, issue-oriented side of the strip in earnest.
** Xanthe, as the one who issued in the "Patriarchy" story arc.
* KnightTemplar: Seymour and the Sisterhood barring Nana (hacking fembots to go maverick and attempt to murder people in violation of the 1st law of robotics, calling God a dudebro, and saying [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-05-09 "Kill All Men"]] on multiple occasions). Seymour has however toned down considerably since [[TookALevelInKindness taking a level in kindness]] via Cupid's arrow
* LadyLand: The Feminists [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-06-26 make a Women Only Space.]] And [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-07-05 staunchly enforce]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-07-08 the "No Men" rule.]]
* LapPillow[=/=]SleepCute: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-01-23 Fuchsia and Criminy]]
* LargeHam: [[AuthorAvatar The cartoonist.]] "[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-01-30 NOBODY]] [[NoIndoorVoice CRAZIER]] [[SelfDeprecation THAN ME!]]"
* LaserGuidedKarma: Seymour literally becoming what he hates in "Bomf 4".
* LighterAndSofter: A recent {{WAFF}}y romantic arc sealed the deal. Not that it's necessarily a bad or good thing.
** For [[WatsonianVersusDoylist an in-universe explanation]], one could say it was thanks to [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-11-23 Buddha's zen-powered butterfly effect]] the way that Sunday strip ends.
* LiteralGenie: [[http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-12-24 2012-12-24: Dear Satan Claus]], a prayer to "Please bring me hot bitches" results in angry female dogs with tails on fire appearing at someone's door.
* LiteralMetaphor:
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-07-27 "Today I'm going to wax my missile!"]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-08-30 Done here with "wild oats."]]
* LiteralSplitPersonality: Slick has a devil half from being bomfed.
* TheLoinsSleepTonight: It can happen to anyone, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-09-25 BUT NOT UNCLE SAM!]]
* LonelyAtTheTop: The Devil is occasionally shown to be deeply unsatisfied with his lot.
* LonelyTogether: Seen [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-03-05 here]] and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2002-07-12 here]].
** This is perhaps the basis of Slick and Monique's friendship. They graivtated toward one another out of lonliness and grown to be good friends as they accepted one another for how they are.
* LoonyFan: Lil'Evil and Seymour, in slightly different ways. Lil'E clearly has a raging crush on the Devil and desperately wants his approval, while Seymour is such a devoted goofball [[TheFundamentalist fundie]] that he regularly [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-10-02 fails to notice the actual Jesus]] since he's so busy shopping for Jesus merch.
** There's always one such clown -- [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2002-02-19 everywhere]].
* LoveEpiphany: Possibly Criminy [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-09-25 in this strip]].
* LoveRedeems:
** Fuchsia has gone from evil to PunchClockVillain due to her crush on Criminy and has even [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-04-25 contemplated]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-01-23 redemption]]. This has led her to start [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-08-08 caring for the damned]] and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-07-04 helping pigs stuck in trees after adventures on magical toilets]]
** [[spoiler:This also seems to be at work with Baby Blue, albeit in a more subtle manner. Fuchsia reforming sparked her decision of whether to remain truly loyal to the Devil or to protect Fuchsia.]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-10-16 Big D is implied to be Little E's father]].]]
** [[spoiler: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-12-11 More like an explicit statemente, now]].]]
* MagicalNegro: Parodied in [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-11-12 this]] strip
* {{Malaproper}}: Tangerine.
* MaleGaze: Defied [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-03-03 here]].
* MalevolentMutilation: Attempted, but [[SubvertedTrope thankfully subverted]] with [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-09-30 Lil' E]]. Could possibly cross over with SymbolicMutilation
* MamaBear: Fuchsia has a maternal bond with her pet Forky, and was ready to burn Little E's face off when he said he was going to mount it as a trophy.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Deconstructed [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-02-27 here]].
** Tangerine could arguably qualify as this for Lil' E
* MarijuanaIsLSD: Squigley appears at first to be subject to this, though it later becomes apparent that marijuana gives him actual powers, and flying around on his couch is neither a hallucination nor a metaphor. (He describes himself as a "shaman.")
* MarsNeedsWomen:
** The subject of a running gag, starting [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2004-08-17 here]]. Possibly the cutest was "[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-11-08 Emotopia]] needs [[{{BarackObama}} hope]]", but almost every character gets one, from planets that need [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2004-08-19 bacon]] to planets that need [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-08-17 health care]]. Even the artist himself gets [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-11-09 one]].
** A couple of years earlier, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2002-07-20 inverted]].
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2004-11-19 Sextron Needs Nerds]] (they must be having ''tech'' problems).
** [[MarySueTopia Perfectron]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-04-24 needs villains]].
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-08-14 Sleeptron Needs Awakening]].
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-07-16 Cultron Needs Conformists]].
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-03-16 Pimptopia Needs Bitches]].
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-07-30 Furrytopia needs savages]]. Or maybe it just needs a good ol' Bomf?
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-02-14 Corruptron Needs Justice]].
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-05-01 Uranus Needs Gays]].
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-08-28 Orphantron Needs TLC]].
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-03-25 Dudetron Needs Sex Objects]]. Except the Dudetronian picked the ''wrong'' being [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-03-24 to approach at the worst possible time]].
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-06-29 Pedotron Needs Little Girls]]. The Sisterhood stops the pedophile in time.
* {{Masquerade}}: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-10-26 Cows]] on the ''FarSide''.
* MatrixRainingCode: In the strips "[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-03-0549 The Sisterhood 5]], [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-03-0550 6]], & [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-03-0551 7]]"
* MediumAwareness: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-04-27 Good thing the River Lethe]] was near by, or else Slick might [[GoMadFromTheRevelation have had a problem there]].
** Slick [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-01-11 tries to read Squig's word bubble]], but the font is too small.
* MelancholyMoon: Well melancholy [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-04-25 stars]].
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Thanks to Criminy's influence, Fuchsia is becoming this. She now sings songs to the damned and reads them stories.
* MoodWhiplash: In [[http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2014-01-11 this]] strp, Lil'E finally founds Tangerine after a long time looking or her and it's happy to know that yep, they're still friends! Next [[http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2014-01-12 strip]]...[[spoiler:They manage to stop a broken in despair Rogue Fembot of commiting seppuku.]]
* MoralityKitchenSink: Satan is evil, if [[AffablyEvil if affably so]], [[JerkassGods God is a jerk, though not evil]], [[JesusWasWayCool Jesus is definitely good]], the Dragon is definitely neutral and Buddha while [[ALighterShadeOfGray technically neutral is also definitely a nice guy]]. The mortals, angels and demons are all over the place.
* MoralityPet:
** Criminy to Fuchsia.
** Over time, Fuchsia herself seems to be becoming one to Baby Blue.
* MostCommonSuperpower: Directly addressed:
--> '''Slick''': Would you like to join our team? BE AN X-MAN?
--> '''Girl''': But I don't have super powers.
--> '''Slick''': You have breasts!
* MotivationOnAStick: The Devil does this to various characters for [[ForTheEvulz lulz]].
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Possibly in Dig 7, Baby Blue looked like she had murderous intent when she was attacking Criminy. See DepravedBisexual.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
** Monique when she realizes she's [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-12-05 indirectly responsible for the damnation of countless men]].
** Baby Blue has this reaction [[spoiler: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-11-20 after finding a note to her from Fuchsia after trashing Fyoosh's room.]]]]
** Sam after he realizes he caused [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-12-12 that refugee camp.]]
** The cartoonist ''himself'' has one, after his [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-07-22 previous morally questionable strips]] for the sake of shock value and cheap laughs are revealed to him by Blue.
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling:
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2005-04-12 Slick can sense Monique's flirtation with another man.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-11-13 Nana senses tingling!]]
* NatureLover: Generally a good sign.
* NerdsAreSexy: Fuchsia [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-01-29 certainly thinks so.]]
* NerdsAreVirgins: Criminy in the most obvious way possible. Though we certainly get hints that [[http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2014-01-13 Fushia would quite like to change that...]]
* NeverMessWithGranny: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-09-09 Ee-yup.]]
* NewYearsResolution: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2002-01-14 Big D]]. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2004-01-02 Monique]].
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Trike Girl's energy shield power seemed to have no point than to give her PlotArmor. There are theories however, that her shield works like StarWars (blocks energy but useless against physical attacks).
** Now her trike has the power to turn into a space ship.
* NobleDemon: Fuchsia becomes a literal example after CharacterDevelopment.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Done at times for political satire, such as [[BarackObama Barackstar]] challenging [[SarahPalin Sarah Piglin]] in a rock-off.
* NoWomansLand: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2001-05-088 Slick tries to make on of these]] in response to the LadyLand the Feminists set up. Unfortunately most of the men who go in are lady-obsessed and as a result, hate the Men Only Space.
* NonindicativeName: "Sinfest" itself, considering how little sin actually appears in current strips.
* NoticingTheFourthWall: Done in [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-04-27 this comic.]]
* NotSoDifferent: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2001-06-03 Seymour]], the Christian fanatic, and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-06-21 Li'l E]], the Satan fanatic.[[note]]Note this is by no means the only example that shows this; just ''one of'' the more easily spotted ones.[[/note]]
** Tat makes many strips about ignoring propaganda, despite showing Obama as a super hero.
%%* ObstructiveBureaucrat
* OhCrap:
** Criminy gets a PG version when he realizes [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-09-24 just how far down he's gone]]
** The Devil is coming. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-09-30 Oh crap]].
** And now Blue when she realizes that [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-03-0591 Fyoosh has apparently abandoned Satan's service.]]
** Lil' E [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-12-03 got it]].
* OldShame: InUniverse; [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-04-08 The artist]] now regrets the tone of his previous work.
* OnePersonBirthdayParty: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-06-10 it's revealed]] that this was one of many BreakTheCutie moments for Lil' Evil throughout his life.
* OrderVersusChaos: Satan likes to frame his conflict with God in these terms, though it seems to be a lot messier than that.
* OrphanedPunchline
* OutOfFocus: Slick during the early Patriarchy Arc. Lampshaded in [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-01-03 this January 2012 strip]]. On the whole, Buddha, the dragon, the angels, the zombie, and to a lesser extent Criminy have basically disappeared ever since the Sisterhood showed up.
* OutOfGenreExperience: Lots of single-page "Sinfest in X" variants. "Ninja Theatre", Mecha Anime, Disney, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-03-12 Steampunk]]...
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[[folder:P-T]]
* PaedoHunt: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-06-29 Pedotron Needs Little Girls]].
--> '''Youngest Sister:''' Die.
* PalsWithJesus: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-11-18 Buddha]].
* PantyShot:
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-09-17 Bad Behavior 3]] and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-09-19 5]]
** Between the [[SailorFuku short skirt]] and the tail it's not surprising that Fyoosh's panties star in quite a few shots. [[{{Fanservice}} Not that that's a bad thing.]]
* ParallelPornTitles: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-02-20 Babygotback Mountain.]]
* PassThePopcorn: Incoming {{Fanservice}}? Cue Squig with [[OffscreenTeleportation inexplicable]] chair and popcorn.
* PetTheDog:
** From [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-12-28 The Devil]] of all people.
** And [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-09-25 he's done it before]] too.
** Seems [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-12-09 He's still got a few more moments]] in him.
* PigMan
* PlotTumor: "Patriarchy" and boy did it grow fast (to the point where the strip has become centered on Trike Girl's actions and the ramifications of said actions). Also lampshaded by Slick in January 2012.
** It did die down, although it reappeared with a vengeance around April or May, where as of July, around half of the strips (sometimes breaking to more than half) focus on this plotline, while the plots involving Storytime Zombie, Seymour, Lil'E, Tangerine, and Criminy have mostly disappeared.
* PocketDimension: There are several pocket dimension that one can enter simply by crossing a invisible barrier marked out by a sign. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-10-12 One turns you into the opposite gender]] and the other [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-01-27 turns everything within it to a realistic state.]] The latter starts to destroy any pure-blooded demons that go into it (one started to disintegrate, one seemed to have it's heart stop, and another was set on fire). They will recover if they get out in time, though. Half demons are unaffected. Many males are depicted as half the height of females outside of the Reality Zone. Inside it, they grow to normal height. Also, the Devil's powers [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-11-27 apparently don't work in the Reality zone]] as he displays reluctance even step into the zone.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-11-20 A subtle example...]]
* ThePowerOfLove:
** The angels' glitter has more functionality than just "Brownie points".
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-10-08 The last panel]] suggests the Devil's "re-demonizing" [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-10-03 of Fuchsia]] hasn't fully taken.
*** Her reaction to the "Spirit Fingers" of the damned confirms it. (From her horrified reaction, we can assume Blue taught them that, too)
*** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-03-08 It wouldn't be the first time]] The Devil's efforts have failed to revert Fyoosh. It's pretty much confirmed that [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-02-07 Criminy's the reason why.]]
* PrecisionFStrike: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-02-10 "Aw HELL no!"]] [[spoiler: Mainly because it's ''Jesus'' saying this. [[MessianicArchetype JESUS.]] ]]
* PublicDomainArtifact: Excalibur!
* PunchClockVillain: Literally in [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-04-26 this strip]].
* PutOnABus: The Dragon, Buddha, and the Angels have basically disappeared ever since Xanthe and the Sisterhood took prominance.
* RagingStiffie: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-02-09 "He's here for you, too"]], indeed.
* RealityEnsues: Rather literally with the "Reality Zone."
* RebusBubble: Prevalent in some of the later strips, especially the Sunday color strips, which usually don't have much written dialogue. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-01-06 This strip]] is a premium example.
* RecycledInSpace: A lot of one-page remake gags, like ''[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2002-02-11 Booty and the Beast]]'' or ''[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-04-12 Steampunk Jesus]]''.
* RedOniBlueOni: Fuchsia the Devil Girl and Baby Blue the Devil Girl.
* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-11-05 Here]]:
-->'''Percy:''' Is there anything in the world more ''miserable'' than a ''wet cat?''\\
'''Pooch:''' Ummmm... A frozen penguin? ... A shaved porcupine? Constipated skunk? ... A toothless beaver!
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-10-24 Lil' E shouldn't have asked 'Nique]].
* RightBehindMe: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-10-23 ...I mean, nice hellhole you got there.]]
* RosesAreRedVioletsAreBlue: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-02-02 Referenced near the start of the strip.]]
** Fuchsia writes one of these about Criminy [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-05-18 here]] behind the Devil's back.
* RunningGag: Several:
** Variations on MarsNeedsWomen
** [[OrphanedPunchline You had to be there]] comics - discontinued
** [[SoapOpera Sinfest Nights]] - discontinued
** Ninja Theater - also discontinued, unfortunately
** The [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Signal]]
** "Full Moon! Aaaagh! I'm turning into an [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent ]]".
** Also notable is the "Sentence shared by separate characters over four panels" device. It's sometimes used for humour and sometimes for pathos.
** Characters turning into kanji characters.
** [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever "EEK! It's zilla]]!" Examples include Pigzilla, Pimpzilla, Bitchzilla, Fundiezilla, and Gayzilla. Usually defeated (or not) by an equivalent monster or robot.
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2002-11-19 Telemarketers]].
*** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2002-11-03 Who's behind all this crap?]]
--->'''The Devil''': Hello!
** 'Nique being mistaken for a demon. Twice she intentionally posed as Booth Babe. Later both [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-01-24 Jesus]] and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-02-03 Devil]] confused her with one more Devil Girl. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-02-12 No idea why. So insulting.]]
** Seymour running past Jesus without recognizing him.
** A [[WindowPain rock flying through the window]] with a note attached announcing that the character's ''stereotype'' card[[note]]dudebro card, fundie card, strong women card, etc.[[/note]] is revoked[=/=]suspended.
** Porn script readings. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-08-01 Possibly discontinued.]]
* SadisticChoice: She hasn't made it yet but [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-03-0544 recent events imply]] that Fuchsia is going to have make a decision eventually.
** [[spoiler: And so [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-11-06 she did]].]]
* SceneryPorn: While it started out with black and white comic strips, in 2008 some [[ArtEvolution gorgeous full-colour, full page spreads started to appear]], sometimes with beautiful depictions of nature.
* SelfDeprecation:
--> '''Drone''': Sinfest: Juvenile Humor. Lowbrow. Trashy. Cultural relevance: Low.
* SexIsEvil: Maybe? It's definitely associated with Satan, and seems to be opposed to God, but [[GodAndSatanAreBothJerks that doesn't mean much in this setting]]. On the other hand, Criminy and Fuchsia are both the most loving couple and [[ChastityCouple the least intimate]], and Slick seems to love Monique more after he gives up trying to get in her pants. On the first hand again, Fuchsia and Baby Blue are gay-for-pay with each other and are clearly good friends (though they're not actually in love with each other . . .) It's confusing.
** [[FridgeBrilliance It's often confusing in real life too.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-12-05 Confirmed here]]. Also, the feminists constantly proclaim pornography is evil, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-07-14 which Tat seems to believe.]] Also, "[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-08-20 Female Friendly porn]]" will land you in "Sinner Friendly Hell".
* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: In a series of strips where Monique dressed as a Gypsy girl, at one point she ran into [[TheFundamentalist Seymour]], who [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-03-13 accused her of inflaming lust]]. She paraphrases Matthew 18:9 to {{impl|iedTrope}}y that Seymour's just as inflamed.
* SexySantaDress: 'Nique, Fyoosh, and Blue wear them [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hbqFTPY0F3w/UNqwZvaJcVI/AAAAAAAAYzo/XebGLjAqeRY/s640/image001.png for one Christmas arc]], though the devil girls are technically Satan's little helpers...
* ShoutOut:
** A [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecatory]] one, considering the author's admission to it being an influence, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-03-24 to Calvin and Hobbes]].
** A later strip has Squigley fly past a boy and tiger in a box while he's on one of his drug induced couch flights.
** The October 30th strip references ''Nighthawks'', a 1940s painting.
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-10-31 This strip alone]] has more shout outs than you can shake a stick at.
** To WheresWaldo [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-10-25 here]]
** To CalvinAndHobbes in the Reality Zone [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-08-01 here]], as well as TheSimpsons and [[{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]].
** Slick's words [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-03-01 in the second panel here]] are taken from the chorus to "Message in a Bottle" by ThePolice.
** The book Criminy gave Fuchsia, the one thing she felt important enough to take with her when she left the Devi's mansion, is a Shout Out to SaturdayNightLive.
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-08-11 The devil]] needs some peace and security to watch WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic. Careful that they don't just [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-03-0508 take over]], though. Lastly, a Horse, a Unicorn, and a Pegasus all in the same panel, in [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-03-0523 Paradise.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-02-08 The church's art]] has an [[WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost unusual take]] on the "Holy Ghost" portion of the Christian Trinity.
* ShowWithinAShow: "Ninja Theatre" is [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-08-26 Slick's project]] (see also the next page).
* ShutUpHannibal: Seymour's KnightTemplar passive-aggressive ways pushes Fuchsia's BerserkButton, leading her into a DespairEventHorizon. As Seymour tries to [[EvilGloating say a sermon,]] Criminy promptly tells him that he has had ENOUGH.
* SickeninglySweethearts:
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2001-12-08 Ezekiel and Ariel]], a pair of little angels that also like harassing the Devil.
** Also, '''[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-09-04 this]]'''.
* SignificantHaircut: 'Nique gets one [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-03-0574 here]]. We'll see if it sticks.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The scale used to sit at the cynical end, but slowly started working its way up to the idealistic side thanks to an ever increasingly amount of strips that can't help but tug at your heartstrings.
** Sometimes Pooch will wander around looking at a couple of things, and marvel in wonder, followed by Percy, who will look at the same or similar things in fear and anger. For example, Pooch sees nature as an artist, and Percy sees nature as an enemy.
* SoapBoxSadie: The Sisterhood.
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Monique. Half the time she's flaunting it, and the other half she's mourning the consequences of having dudes fall for her left and right, especially when it leads them straight to Hell...[[YouAreWorthHell literally]].
* SomethingElseAlsoRises: Slick and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-03-055 Dilbert's ties.]]
* SpaceWhaleAesop: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-03-0534 A public service announcement]].
** Played straight and combined with a FantasticAesop with the fembots. Buying one is not only evil and sexist, but will also lead to violence.
* SpeechBubblesInterruption
* {{Squee}}: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-12-25 Apparently Satan likes]] WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic.
* StalkerWithACrush: Fuchsia becomes one for a while after she starts to become enamored of Criminy.
* StatusQuoIsGod: It seems that Tatsuya will NEVER resolve any of the [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]] between [[TakahashiCouple Slick and 'Nique]].
** As far as Slick and 'Nique, perhaps [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-07-12 this is why]]. Not that 'Nique didn't express much the same sentiments herself [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-03-20 earlier]]...
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: During a bout of Illuminati-fueled paranoia, Slick builds a pillow fort to protect himself. When Squigley shows up to check on him, he's very disappointed in Slick... Because everybody knows you gotta use couch cushions.
* [[StrawmanPolitical Strawman Conservative]]: Several cases, most notably Little Evil.
* StrawMisogynist: Slick and the Devil have been the most prominent examples and are largely PlayedForLaughs. Straw Misogynists become quite a bit more prominent in the Sisterhood storyline. They also get used to attack those who dislike the Sisterhood.
* {{Stripperific}}: The Succubi. [[CaptainObvious Duh]].
* SubliminalSeduction: All the time. "[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2003-11-01 Special messages]]" on TV. Also, Monique [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2002-02-07 talked backward]], just to scare Seymour.
* SummonBackupDancers: Done [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-02-17 here.]]
* SummoningRitual: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-03-0532 Interrupted.]]
* SunglassesAtNight (Slick)
* SuperDeformed [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2003-07-08 Chibi Sinfest]]
* SweetPollyOliver: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-06-20 here]].
** Then [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-06-21 this]] acknowledges the [[AttractiveBentGender odd attractiveness]] of CrossDresser Monique ("Androgynique"), possibly proving that EvenTheGirlsWantHer (which is ironically the most success any of the characters -- except [[CluelessChickMagnet of course]] for [[NerdsAreSexy Criminy]] -- have had with women).
* TakeThat: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-10-26 This strip.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-07-23 This one, too.]]
* TakeThatAudience: The Xanthe and Sisterhood storylines have proven controversial among some members of the fanbase. A number of the strips make fun of them:
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-01-30 The Patriarchy]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-02-20 filter strips]] portray anyone who doesn't like Xanthe or the Sisterhood arc as self serving misogynists
** [[http://sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-02-23 This strip]] makes fun of the fact that many of those complaining haven't stopped reading the comic yet.
* TakeThatCritics: Tats is fond of labeling anyone who dislikes Xanthe, the Sisterhood, or the Patriarchy arc as a StrawMisogynist.
* TakingTheBullet: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-02-19 Crimey]] for Fuchsia, although I think Cupid was aiming for him.
* TalkingInYourDreams
* TeamSwitzerland: Buddha acts as a neutral third party to God and the Devil. He'd be AboveGoodAndEvil if he weren't one of the nicest characters in the strip.
* ThemeNaming: The succubi are named after their hair colors.
* ThreeLawsCompliant: {{Defied|Trope}} when Curly reprograms a group of Fembots, leading them to attack the staff at the Fembot factory.
* ThroughHisStomach: Subverted [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-12-26 here]].
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Slick is ''short.'' Also, Fuchsia and Criminy. Both are taller in the [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-07-24 Reality]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-10-24 Zone]].
** Actually applies to most of the core male cast -- Slick, Squiggley, Criminy, Seymour and Lil' Evil are roughly all half the size of the women -- with the exception of the Devil (and obviously God). Oddly enough, the male supporting cast (Jesus, Uncle Sam, etc) are all of normal height.
** In the reality zone, they are the exact same size as the girls. Much more realistic.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: When Monique and Absinthe hang out together.
* TookALevelInBadass: See Beware The Nice Ones above. It looked as if Criminy was about to kill Seymour.
** Even more so now that he is going into the very maw of Hell itself for Fuchsia. Go get her Criminy!!
*** Now, even after suffering a long fall, he's managed to fight off a winged pitchfork from hell [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-09-26 with a freakin shovel.]]
*** And then [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-10-03 uses same flying pitchfork to make his getaway]]. "Punch it, forky!"
** Fuchsia herself has taken one and decided she's not going to hide her relationship with Criminy any longer. She even blows up the Devil's security alarms as she proceeds to march out of the mansion. Granted, Fyoosh always had that kind of power, but she's also always been shown to cringe at the thought of having to face her boss.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Seymour after the Bad Behavior series.
* TookALevelInKindness: Slick. To some degree, Monique too.
** Seymour [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-10-23 also]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-10-24 counts]] ever since his [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-10-04 run-in]] with Cupid. Crosses over with becoming more hilarious by result, though if all it took was [[ThePowerOfLove love]] to help him become a better person, [[FridgeHorror one wonders what happened to the guy...]]
* TortureTechnician: Baby Blue gets creative sometimes. See: CoolAndUnusualPunishment. Chances are, all the torturers but Fuchsia (now) can be that way.
* TrainingMontage: Seymour [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-06-05 buffs up]] after Monique calls him on his gender confusion rant.
* TranslationTrainwreck: InUniverse example [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-07-25 in this strip.]]
* {{Troll}}:
** God's Devil Puppet.
** Baby Blue's method of choice for causing trouble. She always has the right thing to say or do to get under people's skin. Her favorite target is Seymour, not that he doesn't [[KickTheSonOfABitch deserve it]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Percival. He just can't admit how much he likes stuff. Including Pooch.
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* {{Ubermensch}} -- or rather Uberboy
* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-12-04 You can stand under my umbrella]].
* TheUnfairSex: ...is the new fair. Since the Sisterhood appeared, the strip runs on this, depicting ''every'' man as a misogynistic jerk and ''every'' woman as a poor victim if any conflict arises. Even the Hell Girls are now characters much more moral and sympathetic than males, and as for Buddha and Jesus, we're simply not seeing much of them these days.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Between Slick and 'Nique. Squigley prefers to [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2001-04-29 phrase it]] in [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2002-10-06 more straightforward]] terms, though.
** It was implied that [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-01-16 God did make Monique to be Slick's companion]] and even she was ready to get the call, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-01-18 the devil girls keep her from it]].
* UnsoundEffect: All over it -- [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2001-06-29 here]], [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-06-23 here]], [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-07-03 here]], [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-11-02 here]], and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-10-07 here]]. [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-04-14 Explore Explore]]!
* UpToEleven: Satan has a [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-12-30 Paranoia Meter]] that does this.
** And his [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-01-14 Hellfire Meter]].
* VaginaDentata: The Fan Girl has been making comics about this, she even made them detachable.
* VillainousCrush: Fuchsia to Criminy. Starts her development into an AntiVillain.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-04-22 Observe.]]
* TheVoiceless: Buddha.
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-01-05 Or is he?]]
*** Which is weird, because he started out having a voice when he was introduced.
* WalkingTheEarth: After some [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-08-29 coercion]], Squig does this during an arc beginning late in October, 2010. In fact, he walks through [[ShoutOut a number of other comics]].
* WarRoom: Hell's control room is shown [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-07-03 here]].
* WaxingLyrical: Several
** "You're like a butterfly. A wild butterfly. I will collect you and capture you."
** "You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you."
** "Lightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twice, oh, and it lights up the night...and you see your gypsyyy..."
* WellDoneSonGuy: As it turns out, this is a lot of what drives [[spoiler: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-12-11 Lil' E.]]]]
** The reason he was abandoned by his father [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-12-11 here]]
*** Though he may not recall just why he is so desperate for that person's approval, considering how young he seems to have been when they stopped living as father and son.
** Some of the Devil's interactions with the "Puppet-master in the Sky" seem like this turned sour.
* WeirdTradeUnion:
--> [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-04-19 "Oh, Hi. We're Unionized now." "We want a raise."]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: For all his JerkAss KnightTemplar behavior, Seymour ''does'' mean well. Unfortunately his methods are fundamentalist and do not allow for differing points of view.
** The Sisterhood as well, despite their admirable goals.
* WhamEpisode: After Lil E gets [[EasyAmnesia his mind wiped by the River Lethe]], Baby Blue pulls up his history on 'Wickedpedia' showing a flashback that [[spoiler:[[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-09-25 strongly implies that he's Satan's son.]]]]
** [[spoiler: in other words, Lil'E is the AntiChrist.]]
** [[spoiler: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-11-06 Fuchsia has left the building.]]]]
** [[spoiler: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-12-04 So has Baby Blue.]]]]
** [[spoiler: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-12-02 Slick begins realizing what's going on with his... other self.]]]]
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Criminy, according to Fuchsia.
* WhenIWasYourAge: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-10-13 Uncle Sam to Slick]] -- who asks him about the uphill both ways.
* WickedCultured: Satan
* WikiRule: Monique has discovered a wiki devoted entirely to her, with ''very'' [[ParanoiaFuel up to date info on her.]] Also, an email to Slick from Monique saying that she made a wiki for him: [=SlickyWiki=]. Also, the webcomic now has its own [[http://ninja-theatre.com/wiki/Main_Page wiki.]]
** Baby Blue pulls up [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-09-25 Little Evil's entry on Wickedpedia.]]
*** Fyoosh deletes hers when she quits.
* WingedSoulFliesOffAtDeath: A TV does this after seppuku.
* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: There's a few moments like this and thankfully, they tend to be in the Sunday color strips, like [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-03-0509 this one.]] Also, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2000-10-273 this.]]
* WrenchWench: The feminist girls built a [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-07-15 playground]] in one night.
* WriterOnBoard: In all honesty, the strips featuring the Sisterhood tend to read more like a [[AuthorTract feminist tract]] than anything else.
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-07-22 This strip]] could explain a lot, [[CreatorBreakdown if taken as a direct metaphor]].
** This has been going on for years, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2008-09-14 ever since Obama was running for president]].
* WrongContextMagic: The word "magic" is never used, but Squigley's shamanic powers are completely different from anything demonstrated by angels or devils.
* {{Yandere}}: Fuchsia seems to be one given what she says in [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-07-12 this comic]]. She has since gotten better. Possibly Baby Blue in a DepravedBisexual example.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-03-28 How]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-01-11 Criminy]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-09-28 regards]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-10-25 Ms. Fuchsia.]]
* YouAreWhatYouHate: Arguably the author itself.
* YouAreWorthHell: Better in context, but even out of it, [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-09-20 aw....]]
--> '''Fuchsia:''' Did you really come down here to save me?\\
'''Criminy:''' Yes. Well, ''no''. Not to ''save'' you... Just to ''be'' with you.\\
'''Fuchsia:''' [[TheGlomp *GLOMP*]] Even better!
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-12-15 Slick's opinion of Monique]] could be interpreted as this.
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-12-05 That's]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-12-12 clever.]] Guilt Trip, much?
* YourMom: Used by the embodiment of eastern religions [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2003-12-17 Here]].
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-06-15 Oh snappeth!]]
* YuriFan: Slick and Squigley.
* ZettaiRyouiki:
** Fuchsia's [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-07-12 Schoolgirl outfit]], from time to time, Occasionally [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-03-28 Grade A]].
** Blue uses this along with [[CatholicSchoolgirlsRule Catholic Schoolgirl]] suit to devastating effect [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-08-01 on Seymour]].
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