A webcomic created in 2009 by James Ashby, Chris Jones and [[Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal Zach Weiner]]. ''[[http://www.gocomics.com/snowflakes/2015/07/06 Snowflakes]]'' takes place in an orphanage located in the Andes mountains, where children wait to be picked by families every Christmas. However, it gets boring waiting around for that, so the children spend their days engaging in political power battles against each other.

Notable for having extremely strong characterization right out of the gate. Check out the [[Characters/{{Snowflakes}} character sheet]] for more info.

Currently on its second arc, as well as a third storyline written for the American Heart Association that is available on a separate part of the archive.
!!''Snowflakes'' contains examples of:

* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: Played with. While the election has taken up much of the second arc, no winner has been decided yet and it's unclear as to how much they would actually be able to influence if they won. It just gets ''really'' boring waiting around an orphanage all day.
* AdventurerArchaeologist: Greg's father, though he might have just been a standard treasure hunter considering that he left Greg at the orphanage just so he could carry more gold.
* BadassBookworm: While she doesn't fit this trope in the physical sense, Sloan can be pretty damn awesome sometimes.
* BigFun: Glory. Others don't always think so, however.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Greg does it [[http://www.gocomics.com/snowflakes/2015/12/28 here]].
* CharacterDevelopment: While the characterization is strong to begin with, it's fascinating to watch how the goals of each character change as the comic goes on.
* CloudCuckooLander: Glory.
* ComedicSociopath: Wray.
* DarkHorseVictory: The winner of the election? [[spoiler:[[http://www.gocomics.com/snowflakes/2016/03/23 Glory]]]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Sloan.
* DescriptionCut: [[http://www.gocomics.com/snowflakes/2015/07/08 Here.]]
* FashionMagazine: [[http://www.gocomics.com/snowflakes/2015/07/06 Modern Tots]].
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the [[http://www.gocomics.com/snowflakes/2015/07/06 very first comic]], no less.
-->'''Lu''': I wish I looked like Colette Hintz. She would've gotten picked. Look how big her pigtails are!\\
'''Priti''': Pfft. Those are fake.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Played with. Enzo has two devils because, according to one of them, "You're a five year old."
* GreenEyedMonster: Enzo is ''very'' envious of Greg, to the point of insanity.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Priti, on several occasions.
* MacGuffin: The ring from the first arc.
* MagnificentBastard: Wray is lovable for her intensity, and Priti performs her evil with such style that you can't help but root for her sometimes.
* ManipulativeBastard: Priti's main strength, though it's been coming back to haunt her recently.
* NapoleonDelusion: [[http://www.gocomics.com/snowflakes/2015/11/26 Wray has one.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Sloan gets put in this position a lot, though she's not without her own neuroses.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: [[http://www.gocomics.com/snowflakes/2015/10/12 "There. Are. Vikings. And. I. Will. Find. Them. With. Swords."]]
* SevenDeadlySins: Each of the seven main characters is modeled after one of the sins: Greg is {{Greed}}, Enzo is [[GreenEyedMonster Envy]], Glory is Gluttony, Lu is {{Lust}}, Priti is {{Pride}}, Sloan is Sloth, and Wray is Wrath. Their names are too similar to each of the sins for this to be a coincidence.
* StalkerWithACrush: Enzo takes this to levels that are truly frightening.
* ThemeNaming: See SevenDeadlySins.