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''[[http://www.spinnyverse.com/ Spinnerette]]'' is a {{webcomic}} produced by {{Webcomic/Krakow}} Studios that updates two days a week. It's written by Krazy Krow [[note]]Real name:Sean Lindsay[[/note]] and, unusually, has three artists -- Walter Gustavo Gomez, who's done the bulk of the work, Fernando Furukawa, who's done two chapters, and Rocio Zucchi, who has done two chapters as well.

Mild-mannered lab assistant Heather Brown was forced to clean up the lab by her boss one night when, due to a FreakLabAccident with a genetic infusion chamber, Heather gained the powers of a spider, including superstrength, shooting web out of her lower back ('''not''' her butt), and most prominently four extra arms. With these powers Heather decides to fight the forces of evil as the costumed superhero Spinnerette, while hiding her secret identity (and extra arms) from the citizens of Columbus, Ohio.

Spinnerette is not alone in her endeavors. Helping her out is her roommate Sahira, who acts as her SecretKeeper, seamstress, and voice of reason. There is also the local superhero team of Tiger, a huge superstrong man, and Mecha Maid, a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin power-armoured maid]].

''Spinnerette'' is largely an AffectionateParody of {{Superhero}} stories (most prominently {{Spider-Man}}, of course), showing Heather's forays into the world of superheroism and the many problems that can come with it. Humor is largely derived from Heather jumping headfirst into superheroics without any forethought, and the problems that causes. But it's an upbeat comic ([[CerebusSyndrome for the most part]], anyways) -- Heather's many troubles never get her down.

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!!''Spinnerette'' contains examples of:

* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Though annoyed by his repeat of it, Heather admits that [[PunnyName Van-Hailing's]] rendition of 'The Itsy-Bitsy Spider' was [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=361 pretty clever]] the first time around.
* ACupAngst: Seems to be part of the reason for Mecha Maid's immediate dislike of Super MILF, particularly given [[BuxomIsBetter her girlfriend's vocal fascination with the latter's endowment]].
* {{Adorkable}}: Heather pre-superpowers in glasses and a labcoat, being the lab klutz.
* AdultFear: After Tiger's wife had made him promise not to be a superhero [[spoiler:a gunman attacked the school his daughters attended -- and his wife wasn't able to contact them. While they turned out to be safe, for one gut-wrenching moment Tiger faced a parent's worst nightmare.]]
* AffablyEvil: Dr. Universe appears to be a fairly reasonable and civil fellow when he's not actively antagonizing our heroes.
** Alexis (AKA Evil Spinnerette) is also pretty friendly while in her civilian identity. [[spoiler: [[BitchInSheepsClothing Or not.]]]]
* AliensInCardiff: The series takes place in Columbus, Ohio. One of their backups is "The Werewolf of London... Ontario".
* AllMythsAreTrue: [[GreekMythology A Cerberus]] is one of the supporting characters and there is a poster reading "Zeus wants you!!! ([[ReallyGetsAround Literally]])" in the underworld. Carrying on from ''WebComic/{{Krakow}}'', an EldritchAbomination implied to be Lolth from [[DungeonsAndDragons D&D]] makes a brief appearance to transform Alexis into a drider, and Guinness the marilith appears in Hell.
* AllThereInTheManual: Chapter 5, a plot-relevant side story, is an exclusive to the first ''Spinnerette'' print collection; online, the story hops straight from Chapter 4 to Chapter 6 with no break in continuity. Chapter 9 is a similar exclusive for Book 2.
* AlternateUniverse: As noted in the CelebrityParadox entry, ''Spinnerette'' takes place in a universe where ''both'' superheroes and the comics companies that chronicle their deeds are real. Furthermore, magic is also real -- the first edition of DungeonsAndDragons was banned by the [[JimmyCarter Carter Administration]] because it contained actual magic spells. It also takes place in the same universe as Krow's earlier work ''WebComic/{{Krakow}}''.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Evil Spinnerette's parents show up at her bail hearing, causing her to complain they're embarrassing her in front of her arch-enemy.
* AmazonianBeauty: Heather with her post-transformation "girl abs" and especially Sahira when she temporarily gains Tiger's powers.
** Minerva, most definitely.
* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe: Mecha Maid telling Tiger and Spinny about the fate of South Korean heroine White Heron. [[spoiler: She was the infant Heron sacrificed herself to save from Col. Glass.]]
* AngelsPose: The League of Canadian Superheroes, [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=119 here]]. Lampshaded.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Mecha Maid to Spinnerette]], while badly injured and considering euthanasia. The latter's reaction? [[spoiler: She ran out of the room and left her alone at the hospital.]] Ouch. (Things [[spoiler:[[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=292 improved after that]], though.]]
* {{Animesque}}: A style simultaneously used in the comic, and [[SelfDeprecation despised by Heather]], who complains about its use in ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'' among other things.
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* AppliedPhlebotinum: The source behind most superpowers in the ''Spinnerette'' universe is a nuclear-powered phenomenon called the Cherenkov-Kirby Reaction.
** [[spoiler: Which is an example of HumanResources. Apparently all Cherenkov-Kirby reactors are made from the pineal gland of Ultra, who was killed by his government to make them. Or so claims the [[UnreliableNarrator supervillain.]] ]]
* ArmCannon: Mecha Maid used [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=44 one in her first appearance]].
* ArtisticLicenseBiology:
** Tiger's line about being colorblind like an actual tiger is said in a way that implies he uses it a lot. He doesn't actually know whether that's true, though (and in fact it is not).
** Played with in Spinnerette's... well, spinnerets. Unlike {{Spider-Man}}, Spinnerette shoots webbing not from her wrists, but from [[InsistentTerminology the base of her spine]] -- which still has no direct correlation with any part of a real spider's anatomy. Of course, Sahira [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that spiders have completely different physiologies to humans, and initially berates Heather for assuming that she was capable of spinning webs at all:
-->'''Sahira:''' This isn't logical at all! Spiders are an entirely different phylum of animal than humans! If this were logical, you'd have mutated your lungs and '''asphyxiated!''' You're a biologist. You should know this!
* ArtShift: Issues 7 and 11 are drawn by Fernando Furukawa, and look significantly different to the issues illustrated by Walter Gustavo Gomez.
* AttemptedRape: Heather beats up a pair of drunken frat boys imposing on her shortly after acquiring her powers, but they claim they were just messing around.
-->'''Frat Boy:''' [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=9 We're not rapists, we're merely douchebags!]]
* AuthorAppeal: At the least, the author is fond of multi-armed people/extra independently-minded body parts in general (see the Cerberus girl and Katt O'Nine Tails), as well as the MostCommonSuperpower (up to GagBoobs levels, with a slice of BBW on the side).
** Also: [[FurryFandom Animal-people]]. The werewolf, the aforementioned Cerberus girl and Katt ([[LampshadeHanging despite her insistent denials...]]), Evil Spinnerette and Spinnerette herself, to an extent. Oh, and Tiger, too, really.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Buzz Rickards, which Sahira tells him is not the name of a [[CowboyCop guard that plays by the rules]]. Granted, she's trying to seduce him. Also, he might just be DangerouslyGenreSavvy -- [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=92 observe]].
* AxCrazy: Colonel Glass, the North Korean supervillain with the ability to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin manipulate glass,]] who has zero qualms about using his abilities on innocent civilians, small animals, or even babies. Definitely ''not'' PlayedForLaughs.
* BadassLabcoat: Dr. Universe
* BadassNormal:
** Green Gable has no superhuman abilities (unless you count [[TheCape strength of spirit]]), instead he's rigorously trained to be a hero his entire life.
** Evil Spinnerette, when she's first introduced, because she hasn't performed the Ritual of Lolth yet. She easily subdued Spinerette despite her opponent's spider strength.
** [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=412 Firemen.]] It helps that they're fighting a flame powered villain.
* BareYourMidriff: Heather ''wanted'' to do this to show off her girl abs, but [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=37 was shot down by Sahira]].
* BatmanGambit: Not only is the government anticipating that Dr. Verde is going to create a CK generator, enhance Greta's abilities, and try to escape, but the general in charge is ''counting'' on it -- the possibility of escape, he says, is the best motivation for the captive scientists to build one. He states that he specifically engineered their environment to encourage rebellion (obvious cameras, unpleasant guards and strictly controlled media).
* BerserkButton:
** Avoid jokes about Heather's height. It's within one standard deviation from the average!
** Never tell Greta Gravity her [[YouFightLikeACow insults]] are lame.
** Don't call Tiger [[ColorCharacter "Black" Tiger]], or broach the subjects of family, steroids, or Canadians. The man is a walking switchboard of Berserk Buttons.
* BenevolentBoss: Dr. Universe treats Greta like the loyal companion she is. Even when she got her powers he was willing to fight the Government agents who wanted to take her away.
* BequeathedPower: Officer Jeff Coleman [[ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacguffin finds an old man dying from gunshot wounds]] inflicted by a street hoodlum; seeing that he's an honourable man, the guy passes on the Tiger Spirit before he dies.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Katt O' Nine Tails. Oh, so much.
* BigBeautifulWoman:
** Greta Gravity is chubby but extremely well endowed, wears a pretty revealing outfit and provides a lot of fanservice.
** In her secret identity, Heather has to wear a FatSuit to conceal her four extra arms. She's still pretty cute as Darien who's also good looking himself tries hard to get a date with her.
* BigBraToFill: Mentioned by name in a conversation about who would play Greta Gravity in a movie.
* BigDamnHeroes: Tiger and Mecha Maid.
* BigEater: Chapter 11 reveals Greta's adipose tissue has an effect on her powers, meaning she needs to be as big as she is to be able to do what she does. She maintains her build by eating, a lot.
* BigEntrance: Agent 7, a.k.a. Thunderfist, surprises his fellow heroes by leaping to the ground with a GroundPunch.
* BigGood: Ben Franklin is considered the commander-in-chief of American superheroes. He's the founder and current boss of the [[HeroesRUs American Superhero Association]], and [[BornLucky his superpower]] is one of the strongest in the world.
* BigOlEyebrows: Dr. Lambha.
* BigotVsBigot: Issue 11 features an aged Nazi trying to clone Hitler fighting a Confederate revivalist trying to clone Robert E. Lee (and inexplicably practices Afrocentric magic). [[PragmaticVillainy Dr. Universe]] and Greta simply hang back and [[PassThePopcorn watch the fun]].
* BilingualBonus: Hitler's dialog in the [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=224 time travel scene]] is not only accurate German, but also a hilarious reference to Hitler's [[DrugsAreBad drug problems]].
-->'''Hitler:''' Ein ringender, nackter, fetter Mann und ein Tiefseetaucher? Ich frage Doktor Morell besser nach einer weiteren Injektion...[[note]]A naked, fat wrestling man and a deep-sea diver? I'd better ask [[BackAlleyDoctor Doctor Morell]] for [[INeedAFreakingDrink another injection]]...[[/note]]
* BlushSticker:
** On a [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=90 security guard]] of all people.
** [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=112 Spinnerette]] gets some too. [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=276 Especially]] when {{chibi}}fied.
* BodyHorror:
** Although she's ecstatic about it, Evil Spinnerette's transformation into a [[DungeonsAndDragons Drider]] is disturbing, as her new parts burst through her flesh, and her human legs tear off -- Heather, watching, feels like she's going to throw up. By Issue Seven, she claims to [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=202 bitterly regret her transformation]] [[spoiler:in order to trick Heather into assisting with a new dark ritual to transform her henchmen into driders as well]].
** In Issue 12 [[spoiler:after getting hit a second time by the Genetic Infusion Chamber, Heather's [[SuperpowerMeltdown powers and body go unstable]] and she begins to rapidly sprout even more arms.]]
* BodyLanguage: Heather can and does display multiple entries from the BodyLanguage Index simultaneously. It helps that she has ''3 sets of arms'' to work with.
* BoobsAndButtPose: The fact that Spinny's webs come out of her [[InsistentTerminology lower back]] and she needs to see where she's aiming them provides a convenient justification for [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=23 this trope]]. Although the six arms complicate things.
* BornLucky: Ben Franklin is an interesting example. He wasn't born this way, but a combination of being the inventor of the root invention of time travel being displaced forward in time himself gave him the power of probabilistic invincibility.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Heather often talks as if she's in a comic; it's not quite clear whether she's ''aware'' that she's in one, or just [[InvokedTrope wishes that she was.]]
** In Issue #3, Heather makes a frustrated offhand comment about hitting "that streetlight from back in Issue #1" with her web-shooting powers.
** When someone mentions a vacation she comments, "But we get a new enemy every issue!"
* BreathWeapon: The Composite Soul exhibits one.
* BrickJoke: When first introduced, Katt O'Nine Tails offers MM a massage. Volume 13 ends with her delivering on that promise.
* BullyingADragon:
** Alexis (aka Evil Spinnerette) gets taunted and teased by some {{Alpha Bitch}}es... despite the fact that she's a freakin' [[DungeonsAndDragons Drider]]! [[spoiler: it turns out they're her minions, faking it in a ploy to gain Heather's sympathy]].
* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: Depicted on the cover of Issue 10, shortly after Marilyn tells Heather that her [=ALS=] is progressing. [[spoiler:Nobody dies, but Heather and Marilyn officially hook up at the end.]]
* ButtMonkey: Heather before her accident... and Heather after her accident. The accident? Caused because her JerkAss boss made her work late, alone, and on highly dangerous equipment. The first time she goes out heroing? Beaten up by a mook. Her civilian disguise? A fat suit. First fight against a supervillain? Can't even get in a good punch before someone has to rescue her. It seems even in the middle of her own origin story, she just can't get any respect.
* BuxomIsBetter: The news cameraman certainly seems to think so about Greta's enormous breasts. See MyEyesAreUpHere, below.
** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] when it comes to [[MostCommonSuperPower Sahira]] who's ample bosom is disregarded by Spinerette in favour of the [[PetitePride petite]] Mecha Maid.
* CallBack: Sahira [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=107 explains]] why she wouldn't compare Heather to a Hindu goddess. [[spoiler: Some time later, while mimicking Heather's powers to save children from a burning bus]] one of the children, a little Indian girl, comes to the conclusion that she's a goddess and Sahira has to [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=408 point out that she's not.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: A former teammate of Tiger's turned DHS lackey still has this habit, and it's [[DeconstructedTrope to Tiger's advantage]] when the two [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=517 come to blows]].
* CanadaEh: The Legion of Canadian Superheroes.
* CannotSpitItOut: Mecha Maid's crush on Spin. It's kinda difficult to think about romance when you know your days are numbered. [[spoiler: But [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=252 not impossible]].]]
* CanonWelding: An older Guinness from ''Webcomic/{{Krakow}}'' shows up as a secretary in the Underworld.
* TheCape: Green Gable. You could call him the [[{{Superman}} Big Green Boy Scout]], except that Boy Scouts already wear green, and he dresses as a girl...
* CaptainObvious: Heather is constantly announcing that her nonexistent "spider sense" is telling her something perfectly obvious.
--> '''Heather:''' My spider sense is tingling that I'm sad.
* CarFu:
--> '''Katt:''' [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=166 Hey Universe...eat car!]]
* CatGirl: Katt O' Nine Tails
* CatUpATree: Displayed in [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=117 this strip]], which serves as the introduction to the Legion of Canadian Superheroes.
* CelebrityParadox: Averted. The comics we know and love exist in a world where superheroes are real. Heather's first costume is even made out of three cheap Venom costumes sewn together. And then MarvelComics sends her a Cease-and-Desist because her costume looks like Spider-Woman's.
* ChainmailBikini: The Cerberus, [[spoiler:Minerva]] has one.
* CheekyMouth: Often.
* ChristianityIsCatholic: Averted in a discussion about a pair of annoying tweens to become werewolves.
--> '''Annoying Werewolf fan:''' "We'll do anything! We'll sacrifice a skinling to your Fur God!"
--> '''London:''' "''What'' Fur God?! I'm Anglican!"
* CleanPrettyReliable [[spoiler: [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=215 Alexis and Heather.]] ]]
* CleavageWindow: [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=96 Heather wants one]], but Sahira lampshades it and lists the drawbacks of having one. Why would any sane ([[NighInvulnerability non-invulnerable]]) woman cut a hole in bulletproof fabric in such a way to leave her heart exposed? It's justified in the case of Super MILF, whose breasts generate heat and therefore require ventilation.
* ClippedWingAngel: [[spoiler:Evil Spinnerette]]'s spider transformation, mostly because our heroine both is a biology student (and as such knows the major weak points of a spider in close combat) and a former champion Mutton Buster (and as such is good at staying on a bucking animal).
** Their rematch goes better, probably in part because she's had a chance to become accustomed to the new body.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Mecha Maid can barely move without her amplifier headband.
* ClothingDamage:
** Heather's costume gets severely damaged [[spoiler:right before she testifies in Evil Spinnerette's trial. Thankfully, Mecha Maid loans her an apron.]]
** Also occurs to her clothes when she's [[spoiler:breaking and entering into the lab in an attempt to steal security footage that would reveal her SecretIdentity. This leads to her stripping down to her underwear and taking the Downward Facing Dog pose to aim her webbing at a high duct.]]
** Katt's lovely coat gets shredded when she [[spoiler: uses herself to complete the magic circle to send the Composite Soul back to hell]].
** To [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=404 Sahira]] when she accidentally [[spoiler: channels Greta's ability]].
** To [=SuperMILF=], when she [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=369 gets]] the MostCommonSuperPower.
* ClosedDoorRapport: Sahira and Buzz, when she's channelling Spinnerette's powers and doesn't want him to see. He takes it as her being traumatised by the accident he'd come to talk to her about.
* ColorCharacter: Defied. Tiger is touchy about people calling him "Black Tiger", calling people out on how insensitive and stereotypical that is. This functions as his BerserkButton.
--> "For the last time! I'm not a ''black superhero!'' I'm a superhero WHO HAPPENS TO BE BLACK!"
* CombatStilettos:
** Evil Spinnerette's high-heels have [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=43 actual blades]] in them.
** Defied when Sahira suggests heels to Heather to make up for the lack of height: "Spinnerette prefers flats, thank you very much."
* CombatTentacles: Katt O' Nine Tails uses long ''tails'' as tentacles.
* ComesGreatResponsibility: Tiger was constantly harangued by his wife to give up superheroing on the grounds that he'd orphan his two daughters by getting killed one day (and presumably, she had similar beef with him being a cop). He hangs up the tights and immediately comes THIS close to losing his daughters' lives in a shootout that he, as Tiger, could have prevented. He and his daughters realize that he's got to keep saving people, not just for his daughters' sake, but for everyone else's daughters too. (His wife, by the way, completely ''fails'' the moral of the story and begins ranting about divorce.)
* ComingOutStory: Starting with the DramaBomb at the end of [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=252 issue 8]], and going until at least the EverybodyKnewAlready moment in issue 13.
* ComicBookTime: According to WordOfGod, only a few months have passed in-universe.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The covers of most of the issues either depict events that don't happen, or are intentionally misleading.
* CuteLittleFangs:
** Heather gets these whenever she's really happy. Combined with CatSmile [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=18 here]].
** Sahira gets in on the fang action [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=107 here]]. CuteLittleFangs could be a quirk of Walter Gomez's art style rather than a character trait specific to Heather.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Nastily inverted with Dr. Universe -- see the StartOfDarkness entry.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Evil Spinnerette/Alexis noticed the [[LesYay sexual tension]] between Spinnerette and Mecha Maid and used this to help trick Heather into helping her with her latest black-magic ritual, by faking girl-on-girl action with her henchwoman Dakota.]]
** In Doctor Universe and Greta's StartOfDarkness story, an agent asks his commanding officer if they should be worried about their captives building something that will help them escape IronMan style. The officer says that he's counting on it. He (correctly) predicts that they are building a C-K amplifier to boost Greta's power for an escape attempt. This is fine by him, since the C-K amplifier is what he wanted in the first place.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Chapter 14, for Sahira.
* DeadHatShot: One strip has Mecha Maid looking for [[spoiler:Spinnerette in the rubble after an explosion, and assuming the worst when she notices her hair [[NooneCouldSurviveThat sticking out from under a large concrete slab]]. Turns out it's just her wig.]]
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:In exchange for Doctor Universe's help in fixing her condition and possibly treating Mecha Maid's terminal illness, Spinnerette agrees to do one favor for him in the future.]] She adds the condition that the favor can't be something that will go against her personal ethics, but she's still making a deal with a notorious supervillain. [[spoiler: It causes Tiger to quit the team, feeling that he's failed so badly to protect the girls from both their enemies and themselves that he can't be their leader anymore.]]
* DeathByOriginStory: [[spoiler:White Heron died saving an infant Mecha Maid.]]
* DeclarativeFinger: Heather's spare arms have a tendency to do this while she's talking, when they aren't MilkingTheGiantCow.
* DeconReconSwitch: ''Spinnerette'' began an an AffectionateParody of superhero comics and deconstructed many of the tropes associated with them. As Heather grew progressively more competent, it began to play more like a straight (but humorous) superhero comic.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: While Heather and Sahira are breaking into Dr. Lambha's lab to steal a security tape, Heather spots a guard on duty and instructs Sahira to "seduce him with your powers of seduction."
* [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength Does Not Know Her Own Strength]]:
** Heather's still getting used to having six arms and SuperStrength, as seen when she bear hugs Sahira at one point.
** Also when she broke down a door while trying to pick a lock.
** [[spoiler: Sahira]], [[SidekickGlassCeiling after briefly gaining Spinnerette's powers]], accidentally throws Heather out a window.
* DoingInTheScientist: Spinnerette laughed at the idea of anyone using ''magic'' (especially the kind inspired by a tabletop game) and thought "Spirit of the Tiger" was an euphemism for steroids. Then Mecha Maid tells her that the latter is ''not'' an euphemism of any kind and Alexis performs the Ritual of Lolth for real.
* DramaBomb: [[spoiler: [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=252 "Heather, I'm IN LOVE WITH YOU."]]]] Krow describes this in TheRant as a "{{Yuri}}nuclear Warhead."
* EnemyMine: In Issue 4, Dr. Universe tried to form an alliance of convenience with the Columbus superheroes in order to catch a rogue werewolf. It didn't take, as he wanted the werewolf to be captured for experimentation, while the heroes wanted to save it.
* EntendreFailure: Sahira tries a few times to gently bring up the possibility that Mecha Maid is gay to Heather, before giving up subtlety and outright spelling it out:
--> '''Sahira:''' ''{{Facepalm}}!'' I think Mecha Maid is a ''lesbian'' who wants to have ''sexual intercourse'' with you.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler: Glass seems honestly regretful when he hears that Mecha Maid is crippled as a result of what his government did]].
* EverybodyKnewAlready: When Mecha Maid -- under the influence of Captain Alberta's HatePlague -- [[spoiler: outs herself and Spinny]] in front of the Canadians, Green Gable's response is "That was a secret?"
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Sahira, among others, called Mecha's interest in Heather far before anyone else did [[spoiler: and before it became official.]]
---> '''Green Gable:''' You'd be more than welcome in Canada! We're a tolerant people!
** Lampshaded [[spoiler: when Heather shows signs of being nervous about displaying their relationship in public, and Mecha Maid (under the influence of a rage-inducing toxin) angrily calls her out on it]]
--> '''Green Gable:''' [[spoiler: "That was a '''secret?''']]
* EvilutionaryBiologist: Dr. Universe. Interestingly he still seems to take his Hippocratic Oath seriously -- when Spinnerette refused the terms he offered in return for curing her SuperpowerMeltdown, he treated her anyway.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: The newspaper that published Spinnerette's picture on its front page actually ''photoshopped her taller'', apparently because they assumed a 5'1" tall heroine wouldn't strike fear in the hearts of evildoers.
* ExpressiveAccessory: Mecha Maid's headpiece as seen [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=127 here]]
* EyeScream: Colonel Glass enjoys shredding people's eyes using their own glasses or [[{{Irony}} protective eyewear]].
* FacelessGoons: Deconstructed when [[spoiler:Colonel Glass infiltrates a secure base by donning such a concealing uniform.]] And then goes on to [[LampshadeHanging call out the trope]]... with a direct reference ''to the TV Tropes page on the trope''. And then the internet ate itself.
* {{Facepalm}}: Sahira [[CatchPhrase has a habit]] of ''saying'' "Facepalm!" out loud, whether she's doing so or not. Overlaps with SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud and UnSoundEffect.
** Heather also does a [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=279 Facepalm x6]]
* FanDisservice: The sight of Benjamin Franklin naked. Go on, [[BrainBleach let that sink in for a moment.]]
* {{Fanservice}}: Frequently.
* FlatEarthAtheist: Experienced superheroes Mecha Maid and Tiger believe in magic. Heather, not so much, especially when it was from a monster she was sure was from DungeonsAndDragons.
* FlyingCar: The [=LoCS's=] [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=118 Avrocar]], though it's more of a FlyingSaucer in shape. Werewolf of London Ontario calls it a "widowmaker", and at the very least it looks like it could really use some windshields. Or [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=119 working landing gear]]. This is not that far off from TruthInTelevision -- Avro really did attempt to make a flying saucer-shaped vehicle called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Canada_VZ-9_Avrocar the Avrocar]]. The design was very close to what the [=LoCS=] drives (down to having room for three riders), and was noted for massive instability if altitude exceeded a foot or two. It also was incredibly difficult to steer. The Werewolf of London, Ontario is quite justified in considering it to be [[TheAllegedCar The Alleged Flying Car]].
* FormFittingWardrobe: Taken to an extreme level even for a superhero comic. See [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=18 here]]. Even less justified than normal in that in the above examples it's Sahira, not any of the heroes, and she's not wearing a costume.
* FreakLabAccident: How Heather gets her powers (naturally). [[DoubleSubversion Doubly subverted]], as the reader is initially led to think that, just like SpiderMan, Heather would get her powers from a mutant spider-bite -- and then her boss points out to interviewing reporter how absurd that would be. Turns out that she only developed her powers after falling into the "Genetic Modifier" vat used to mutate those spiders in the first place.
* FreudianSlip: Heather's lower left arm exhibits OrganAutonomy and just may be controlled by her subconscious. In at least one instance she had to stop it from openly [[LesYay making a pass]] at Mecha Maid. [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=112 See here]]. Mecha Maid seemed rather happy about the incident.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent:
** [[InCaseOfXBreakGlass In case of]] ''[[CuteClumsyGirl Heather]]'', [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=81 break glass.]]
** Mecha Maid used a [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=70 tiny bit more force than necessary]] for a mere {{Mook}} / {{Fangirl}}.
** When the dreadfully embarrassed Evil Spinnerette is being glomped by her parents (which is funny in itself), we see Tiger and Mecha Maid in the background arguing over whether bovine hormone extracts turns people evil.
** In [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=181 this strip]] [[HeroicBuild Tiger]] finally bonds with the Canadian Superheroes while several paramedics strain to get his gurney into the ambulance.
** Dr. Universe's [[SwissArmyAppendage C-K glove]] [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=297 really does make espresso.]]
* FurryFandom: The Werewolf of London (Ontario) has a fan club composed of them. The most annoying has shades of [[VampireVannabe Werewolf Wannabe.]]
* GagBoobs: Greta Gravity's massive prow has been the butt of a few jokes. Tiger also makes a few remarks about bovine growth hormone in reference to Evil Spinerette's bust. And then there's the crowning achievement of gag-boobage, Super-MILF, and her "Venusian Bosom".
* {{Gainaxing}}: [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=126 Observe]].
* {{Gaydar}}: [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=112 Is not included]] amongst Spinnerette's powers. Green Gable, on the other hand...
* GenderBender: [[spoiler:Julian]]
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke:
** Lampshaded and subverted by Dr. Lambha's tirade about people knowing nothing about genetic engineering.
** Played straight after Heather gets a dose of the genetic modifier ray.
** Otherwise averted. All other superpowered characters (so far) have either magic- or tech-based origin stories.
** In-universe, there's actually a name for this: The Cherenkov-Kirby Reaction.
* GeniusBruiser: Tiger, the former detective, effortlessly dissecting the far more mundane reasons behind a waitress's headaches and bruises than "she's a werewolf."
* GeniusCripple: Marilyn, who suffers from ALS, AKA Lou Gehrig's Disease, and is a ScienceHero who's devised a way to temporarily overcome its effects.
* TheGlassesGottaGo: Ms. Venus [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=369 casually discards her glasses]] as she woozily recovers from her FreakLabAccident, and is never seen wearing them again.
* TheGlovesComeOff: When [[LockAndLoadMontage preparing for a battle]] with Col. Glass, Mecha Maid refits her suit to [[spoiler:replace all the less-lethal weaponry with high-explosives, and even prepares a [[TakingYouWithMe "thermite self-destruct charge"]].]]
* TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin: Averted surprisingly often for a light-hearted superhero comic; Heather's been beaten up by a purse-snatcher, [[spoiler:completely trounced in her second fight with Evil Spinnerette]], has never even come close to actually ''defeating'' Dr. Universe, and would have been incinerated by Kugelblitz if Greta hadn't intervened.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Double Subverted so far. While Heather may have SuperStrength in all [[MultiArmedAndDangerous six arms]] and a [[JumpedAtTheCall burning desire to be a superhero,]] it didn't come with [[RequiredSecondaryPowers innate fighting ability]] and got herself beaten up by an ordinary mugger (the Fisticuffs part), showing that any kind of training is better that none. Subverted again in that apart from Tiger and Mecha Maid (who is training Heather) the rest of the superheroes had to create their own fighting style based in their unique powers and... well, dirty brawl fighting and experience.
* GratuitousGerman: Subverted and played straight at the beginning of the current arc in which Benjamin Franklin travels through time into the Third Reich. Hitler's spoken German is correct. Krakow actually asked his German-speaking fans for help beforehand. However played straight with the name plate on Hitler's desk reading "Das Führer, Duden!" which is German gibberish for "The Führer, Dude!" and a coffee mug on the floor with the words "Mein Coffee" written on it.
** [[BilingualBonus Especially funny for Germans]] because "Duden" is actually the name of Germany's most common dictionary.
* GravityMaster: Greta Gravity.
* GroundPunch: They don't call him Thunderfist for nothing.
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Played straight at first, then quickly subverted. Buzz initially falls for Sahira's seductions but quickly reveals he already knew why she was there. Apparently that sort of thing happens two or three times a month, and he only fell for it the first time.
* HandsomeLech: Werewolf of London Ontario, without a doubt.
* HatePlague: Just a few hours after boarding [[HomeBase Avonlea]] together, Katt, Gabe, London and Minerva are at each other's throats...[[spoiler: courtesy of embittered former team member Captain Alberta, who's poured toxins into the airship's water supply, and played a few choice pranks.]]
* HealingFactor: One of Spinnerette's powers, revealed at the start of Issue #2.
* HeelFaceTurn: In Issue 7, Evil Spinnerette claims to have made one [[spoiler:only for it to be part of a ploy to get people to help her in a dark ritual.]]
* {{Hellhound}}: [[spoiler:Minerva. She was tasked as a guardian of hell to recapture escaped evil spirits but due to her [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic]] appearance, she was easily mistaken for a werecerberus.]]
* HeroicBuild:
** Heather gets one after the lab accident. She may well have had one before the accident (she is a rock climber, after all), but it's apparent that the accident enhanced whatever musculature she already had, given her desire to show off the 'girl abs.'
** Tiger. And no, "Spirit of the Tiger" is not a euphemism for steroids.
* HeroicSacrifice: Narrowly averted when [[spoiler:Mecha Maid attempts to use a self-destruct mechanism built into her armour to take down Colonel Glass with her. However, he cuts the circuits with a shard of glass, thus preventing either death.]]
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Creator/BenFranklin is a time traveler who knows he's eventually going to return to his own time to live out his life; the fact that he knows he'll survive to live out his years in the past gives him the superpower of uncanny good luck.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Bernie Madoff in this setting is a supervillain with pyramid-based powers, rather than simply scamming people with pyramid schemes.
* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: Played with at the start of Issue 8, when a time traveller burst into Hitler's office in an attempt to kill him, only to be stopped by a naked time-travelling Creator/BenjaminFranklin. Its a long story, okay?
* HowDoIShotWeb:
** Out of the bottom of her spine, as it turns out. But that didn't stop Sahira from thinking it came out of her butt.
** Initially, this was averted with her arms; from the first night, she had incredible independent control of all six arms/hands, as well as all 30 fingers. As it turns out, she actually doesn't have such great control; [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=108 this comic]] shows that her hands occasionally "have a mind of their own," likely due to subconscious reactions that she can't quite control.
** After her transformation Evil Spinnerette has no [[InstantExpert such]] [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=55 problems]].
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Tiger and Mecha Maid
* HydrantGeyser: Caused by Captain Alberta in the process of [[ImprovisedWeapon weaponizing]] the water within.
* HypocriticalHumor: Heather can't ''stand'' anime art, and has problems with ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' by AdamWarren because of this. Spinnerette has been compared artistically to ''Empowered''...
* IdiotBall: [[DefiedTrope Defied.]] At first, it looks like Heather is going to [[spoiler: allow Colonel Glass to regenerate and get away]] by refusing to [[spoiler: burn his corpse with gasoline, thus allowing him to continue his reign of destruction.]] However, it turns out she just has a different plan:
--> '''Heather:''' [[spoiler: We don't need gas. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill I have thermite.]]]]
* IdiotHero: Heather. If this series wasn't so damned [[AffectionateParody affectionate]] and [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism idealistic]], she'd be dead a few times over by now: death by mutation, death by radiation, death by burglar, death by falling off a building. Not to mention that [[spoiler: as of the 9/14/11 strip, she's been suckered, hook, line and sinker, by Evil Spinnerette into helping the latter's henchpeople turn into driders]].
* IfItsYouItsOkay: After [[spoiler: [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=252 certain events]]]], [[spoiler: Heather]] [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=276 comes to realise]] she feels this way about [[spoiler:Marilyn]].
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey:
** Sahira uses this tactic to get med student Alan to perform a checkup on an in-costume Spinnerette.
** Sahira uses it again to distract the [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy one inept guard]] while Heather sneaks into Dr. Lambha's lab. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Except the guard]] [[ObfuscatingStupidity isn't really inept]]. He knows what Sahira's up to and [[AFriendInNeed willingly deletes the security footage she and Heather were trying to steal]].]]
--> '''Sahira:''' "Wonder twin powers, ACTIVATE! Form of... BOOBS!"
* IJustWantToBeNormal: In Issue 7, Evil Spinnerette, claiming to have given up her villainous ways, recruits Spinnerette and two others to find a copy of the 1st Edition DungeonsAndDragons book to get her legs back. [[spoiler:Subverted in that it's part of a con to trick Good Spinnerette into helping her make Driders out of her two new henchmen.]]
* ImagineSpot: Colonel Glass gets one briefly after being honked at by a car while in America, though it's not revealed to be one till the next page.
* InterspeciesRomance: Between London, a werewolf, and Minerva, a [[{{Hellhound}} Cerberus]].
* IronicEchoCut: [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=68 Here.]]
* IronicEcho: Dr. Universe and Greta Gravity's origin story is disturbingly similar to Heather's, at least at the start...
* ItsProbablyNothing: Heather seems to think that the security guards at the lab suffer from this. "They'll probably just assume they have giant spiders or something."
** This is actually a case of RealityIsUnrealistic as the Darwin Bark Spider [[http://www.clevescene.com/images/blogimages/2010/09/17/1284748488-big-freaking-spider-web.jpg can make webs that big or even bigger.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: Dr. Universe is a hard-line objectivist who refuses to do anything unless it helps him personally or advances his agenda, and has no moral compunction about committing crimes or allying with [[[ThoseWackyNazis questionable]] [[CorruptHick people]] to do so. However, [[spoiler: during the incident when Spinnerette gets hit by a lethal dose of C-K Radiation, he makes her realize that even the most selfless heroes have a desire for self-preservation, and sometimes, ''it's okay'' to act selfishly.]]
* JerkassRealization: The firemen who return to save [[spoiler: Sahira]] from [[PlayingWithFire Fireblade]], after having left her to deal with him alone because they [[HoldingOutForAHero automatically assumed she would fight him because she has powers]].
* JumpedAtTheCall: Pushed to ridiculous levels. Heather's first concern upon discovering she'd been mutated was ''picking a name for her superheroine identity.''
* KillItWithFire: Several attempts to eradicate Colonel Glass, cumulating in thermite (off-camera) when the superpowered equivalent of SensoryOverload failed to work.
* KnightOfCerebus: Dr. Universe is a noble WellIntentionedExtremist. Alexis is a selfish attention addict. Alberta is just a bigoted asshole. Colonel Glass? ''[[AxCrazy Full-bore sadistic serial killer]]'' with an MO terrifyingly similar to that of [[ASongOfIceAndFire House Bolton.]]
* LegacyCharacter: Green Gable, a title inherited through family. Apparently, [[WholesomeCrossdresser the current Green Gable is the first male]] to hold the title.
* [[LifeOrLimbDecision Life Or Limbs Decision]]: [[spoiler: Doctor Universe was forced to amputate all of Heather's extra arms since her heart couldn't keep up due to the increased need in bloodflow.]]
* LightningCanDoAnything: As seen in the case of [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=221 Benjamin Franklin]].
* LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard: ''Invoked'' by Doctor Universe and Greta's military captors. The guy in charge wants them to build a C-K amplifier, and he correctly predicts that they will build one to enhance Greta's powers for an escape attempt.
* MadeOfIron: Heather, she falls far enough to [[CarCushion total a car]] and merely comments it broke her fall and is noticeably uninjured.
* MadScientist: Dr Universe has all the hallmarks (creepy look with techno-goggles, secret labs, unethical experiments, regularly fights the superheroes) but he's pretty calm and collected about it, being more of a PunchClockVillain most of the time.
* [[MarkedBullet Marked Missile]]: Mecha Maid's missiles have taunts and phrases written on them, such as "Mine is bigger!" or "From M.M With <3"
* MarshmallowHell:
** Greta Gravity flies away from a battle, carrying Dr. Universe in her arms. Her massive bosom necessarily rests on his head.
** And Super MILF hugs Spinnerette's face in, knowing full well that Spinny and Mecha Maid are about to leave because they feel...crowded.
* TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife: Heather has to wear a fatsuit and has been forced to cancel two dates with Darien. Luckily, [[spoiler:she eventually manages to find love with a fellow super.]]
* MeaningfulName: Evil Spinnerette's real name is Alexis Woo'''drow'''.
** ''Alexis'' Woodrow's first name might be a ShoutOut to famous RichBitch Alexis Carrington (Creator/JoanCollins) of ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'', as this Alexis, like the original, comes from a wealthy family. Also of note is that "Drow" is in her name, Drows being the elven race from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' that Driders had once been.
* MediumAwareness: Shown as of [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=94 this]] comic. "I managed to hit that streetlight in Issue #1. Was that a fluke?"
* TheMerch: In-universe. The superhero rights organization makes its money by selling the merchandise of its superhero members (non-supers are allowed to join as well).
* MergerOfSouls: Unfortunately the souls are evil souls from Hell merging together into a {{Kaiju}}-sized demon.
* MistakenForGay: [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=180 Green Gable]] thinks Mecha Maid and Spinnerette are a couple. Heather's bottom-left hand approves. [[GirlOnGirlIsHot As does]] Evil Spinnerette's sidekick Julia(n). Mecha Maid actually ''does'' have feelings for Spinnerette, the "mistaken" part of this trope applies mostly to Spinnerette. [[spoiler:Or so she thinks, at first.]]
* ModeLock: London is stuck in wolfman shape as he has forgotten how to turn back.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr. Universe.
** A bit of an odd case: he considers himself to be perfectly morally consistent. However, the moral philosophy he ascribes to is UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}}, which is ''very'' different from the more traditional forms of morality that are championed by the heroes of the comic.
* MostCommonSuperpower: Seems to be an actual law of the 'verse that superpowers come packaged with, er, [[BreastExpansion physical enhancements]]. Played both for {{Fanservice}} and [[GagBoobs comedy]].
** Heather is well-endowed even before the accident, but [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=96 comments that she thinks "the transformation made [her] bust bigger"]].)
** And then Evil Spinnerette shows up. [[spoiler: Note that Evil Spinnerette is [[YoungerThanTheyLook supposed to be a minor]] in the custody of her parents.]]
** [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=79 Reconstructed with Super MILF.]]
** Greta Gravity's powers are enhanced by her adipose tissue... so yes, her bust ''actually gives her superpowers.''
* MoveAlongNothingToSeeHere: The Werewolf of London, Ontario has his own unique version of this.
-->'''London:''' Move along, nothing to see here! Well, okay, there is, but catch it on YouTube later!
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Played with. This is one of Heather's main powers, but she has to hide the extra four first under a rather conspicuous coat (while everyone else is wearing summer clothing) and then under a [[ButtMonkey fat suit]] later. In Issue 12 [[spoiler: she begins growing even more due to a second lab accident, causing even more problems]]
** [[spoiler: Dr Universe had to amputate them due to the fact they were killing her as her heart couldn't keep up due to the increased need in bloodflow.]]
* MultiArmedMultitasking:
** Offscreen, Heather manages to do a whole night's worth of lab-cleaning in an hour or so. Causes problems when she realises the security cameras taped her doing so.
** [[spoiler:Sahira uses her superpower to copy Heather's powers]], [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=240 allowing her to speed up housecleaning]].
* MultipleHeadCase: [[spoiler:Minerva]]. Her three heads exhibit different personality traits: hot-headed right, rational middle and ditzy left heads.
* MundaneUtility:
** Heather has taken up knitting, an ideal pastime for someone with six arms who secretes her own silk.
** Sahira herself has started using her ability to copy other's superpowers to copy Heather's to help her do the housework.
* MyEyesAreUpHere: Not invoked by the woman being leered at, but [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=161 a news cameraman has to be reminded where to aim.]]
* MySuitIsAlsoSuper: Spinnerette's super-strong, bulletproof spider-silk suit, once Sahira finally finishes making it.
* NakedOnArrival: Creator/BenjaminFranklin spends his first ten pages in the comic [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=222 completely naked.]]
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: Spinnerette has heard ''all'' the jokes about people with extra arms going through a lot of deodorant. Greta making such a joke on their first meeting does not make a good impression.
* NiceHat: Greta, London, and Green Gable.
* NinjaMaid: Mecha Maid appears to be a power-armour version of this; her powers come from a combination of neural implants and her "mecha suit." In fact, her inspiration was ''{{Mahoromatic}}''. [[spoiler:Whom she particularly identifies with, due to having only a few years left to live.]]
* NoBisexuals: Nobody seems to even know there is such a word as ''bisexual''. When Heather admits [[spoiler: she may be in love with Mecha Maid, her roommate objects: "But you're not gay! You never were! You can't wake up one morning and find you have turned gay!" The possibility that Heather may be a bisexual never occurs to them. After much debating, they reach the conclusion that Heather was ''always gay'' but [[ClosetKey hadn't realized it until then]].]]
* NoblewomansLaugh: The first thing Evil Spinnerette does when she makes her appearance.
* NoPeripheralVision: Spinny [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=332 hides from Greta]] directly beneath the windowsill she's looking out from. Justified, as [[GagBoobs looking down is not Greta's strong suit.]]
* NotHyperbole: On meeting Greta Gravity, Spinny mistakes Mecha Maid's comment that she "has her own gravity" as a crack at her weight.
* NotSoDifferent: Dr. Universe says this word for word after he gets Spinnerette to admit that maybe she is a little selfish by not volunteering to die for the greater good.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=156 This.]] Curiously, it seems that what Mecha Maid [[SixthRangerTraitor thinks it looks like]] and [[GreenEyedMonster what Katt thinks]] [[ClingyJealousGirl Mecha Maid]] [[HappyEndingMassage is thinking]] are two completely different things.
* ObviouslyEvil: "Evil Spinnerette" is not just a description, it's a name.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Evil Spinnerette's, costume, which some fans of hers beg her to dig out again after she's gone straight. [[spoiler:Although this is actually just a cover for the fact that she's turned back to supervillainy]].
* OhCrap: Hoo boy! [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=92 Guess that guy wasn't as clueless as you thought, was he?]]
* OmnidisciplinaryDoctorate: So far, Dr. Universe has demonstrated an advanced knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology and medicine, including the ability to [[spoiler: perform radical surgery]] at a moment's notice.
* OneSteveLimit: It turns out there was already someone calling themselves "Spinnerette", and she's not happy about our heroine using her name.
* OneWingedAngel: Evil Spinnerette.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: Sahira. Heather lampshades this almost word for word when she thanks Sahira at one point for being her "voice of reason" (after she dissuades Heather from going with a sexy-looking, but potentially dangerous, modification to her new costume).
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Greta Gravity's German accent disappears whenever she gets particularly annoyed, angry, or exasperated. She's been living in the US for at least a decade, so she might just be losing the accent without knowing it.
** Issue 11 also reveals her to actually be Brazilian (so her first language is Portuguese, possibly with German as a second language), so the German accent might be intended to make part of her villain persona, instead of being naturally occurring.
* OpenMindedParent: Evil Spinnerette's parents apparently don't mind (or don't seem to notice) their daughter being a half-spider supervillainess.
* OrganAutonomy: Heather's extra hands sometimes act like they have minds of their own (mostly just harmless ShyFingerTwiddling, but her lower left hand appears to have developed a crush on Mechamaid.)
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Well, [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=69 he would have been]], if the comic had been published a few years earlier. Now it's subverted, since we have the vampires from the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series for him to resemble[[note]][[CrowningMomentOfFunny He has a horde of fangirls, too]][[/note]]. [[DoubleSubversion However]], he runs a meth lab in a Kroger basement.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent:
** They're [[ConversationalTroping described as being]] somewhere in between ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' and ''Film/TeenWolf'' werewolves, "with some ''Film/GingerSnaps'' thrown in."
** A pair of annoying tween fans are harassing Werewolf of London, Ontario begging him to bite him to turn them into werewolves. He repeatedly tells them that isn't how it works.
* PaperThinDisguise: In Issue #12, Dr. Universe and Greta disguise as package couriers (with the latter hiding her GagBoobs in a pair of boxes). Heather and Marilyn identify them both immediately.
* PeopleJars: Dr. Universe's Rejuvenation Chamber is the liquid-filled variant. Somewhat parodied when after a near fatal incident with Spinnerette, he notes that putting someone who needs to be healed at risk of drowning is probably not the best idea.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Greta Gravity. Emphasis on [[GagBoobs "perky."]]
* PerpetualFrowner: Tiger is never happy. He frowns even when his team succesfully brings in a criminal.
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:Colonel Glass]] of all people has a moment, when he apologizes to the defeated [[spoiler:Mecha Maid]] for her difficult life and spares her to live with her loved ones.
* PettingZooPeople: A few secondary characters (Katt-o-Nine-Tails, Minerva, and London.)
* PinealWeirdness: All SuperEmpowering [[{{Macguffin}} Cherenkov-Kirby reactors]] are made from the pineal gland of Doctor Zhang, aka Ultra, the first superhero.
* PluckyGirl: Heather remains ever eager and optimistic no matter how many times she's knocked down, literally and figuratively.
* PoliceAreUseless: Often played straight, since the police seem incapable of actually doing anything against supervillains or defending the city against supernatural forces.
** Averted; Tiger used to be a (competent) cop; while unable to do anything about the composite soul in the werewolf arc, the present officer ''does'' make sure the reporter gets out once it starts getting dangerous.
** Averted when the lab security guard immediately catches on and lampshades how random, well-endowed girls suddenly being interested in him out of the blue is the first sign that someone is trying to break in. He also correctly guesses that they just want to delete the security tapes (although for different reasons than he might have thought).
** When Sahira is being attacked by Fireblade she calls out two nearby firefighters for just standing there and assuming she'd take care of him, so one of them brains Fireblade with a fire extinguisher.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: A couple. There's Kugelblitz, a [[ThoseWackyNazis wacky Nazi]] who wants to clone Hitler, and Roberta Lee, an ardent Confederate supporter BornInTheWrongCentury with white supremacist leanings who wants to clone her ancestor Robert E. Lee.
* PowerArmour: Mecha Maid's exoskeleton suit is on the fringes. She claims it isn't technically PoweredArmour; the neural implants which give her SuperStrength are separate from the suit, which [[JetPack allows her to fly]] and incorporates several weapons systems.
* PowerCopying: Sahira can do this if she gets a sample of a super's DNA. She often borrows Heather's extra arms [[MundaneUtility to do housework]], using her teddy spider as a source...though this can backfire if anyone ''else's'' DNA has found its way onto him.
* PowerNullifier: There are certain places in which superpowers granted by the Cherenkov-Kirby Reaction are reduced, which make good neutral grounds for heroes and villains.
* PowerPerversionPotential
** Gee, what can you do with six arms? What can't you do?
** Invoked in-universe by [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=192 one of the sweaty comic book nerds]] at Heather's local comics shop. Heather is less than amused.
* [[PrecisionFStrike Precision S-Strike]]:
--> '''Mecha Maid''': I said I was in love with you! I didn’t say I wanted to screw you.
* PunchClockVillain: Dr. Universe and Greta Gravity in issue 11. Creating a clone of Hitler for an old Nazi, or of General Lee for his descendant ? Eh, sure, if the money is good. They only get passionate when the two try to start a fight in their lab. Plus, the chapter starts with Greta preparing a cake and a 'Thank you for rescuing me from a shadowy government lab'-card (with a happy smiling picture of Greta on it) for her boss.
** Later on, after the Nazis and Lee were defeated, Universe states that he only agreed to work with them because he knew their plans would fail. Besides the fact that believing the future of humanity lies in a strand of DNA is laughable, even if the clone (which as an Objectivist he believes would have free will) were to grow up to become a dictator there is no way that the German people would let history repeat itself. In the case of Lee, he tells her that most of the people who fly the Confederate flag are not actually racists (And for that matter, neither was Robert E. Lee).
* PunnyName: Katt O'Nine Tails.
* PutOnABus[=/=]TheBusCameBack: Tiger, [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=354 going]] and [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=454 reappearing]].
* RandomPowerRanking: Seems to be one in place, but the only ranks specified so far are A, AAA and S. S is presumably the top of the current scale.
* RasputinianDeath: [[spoiler:Colonel Glass]] is impaled dozens of times by falling shards of glass from a broken greenhouse, shot in the face and several other locations several times point blank with a shotgun, and then immolated with a thermite charge. It was only the last that killed him - the rest was just to keep him in one place regenerating until he could be set on fire.
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Marilyn has discovered a way to use neural implants to completely remove the symptoms of ALS (although not cure the disease itself), and keeps it to herself so she can use it to fight crime. She seems to have qualms about the side-effects (SuperStrength) and the PotentialApplications thereof, and wants to perfect the technology before making it public.
* ReadingYourRights: Green Gable gives [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=448 the Canadian version]].
* TheRealHeroes: The firemen in Issue 14.
* RealityEnsues: A major theme of the comic, although not played with to outright {{Deconstruction}} levels -- Heather keeps trying to [[GenreSavvy invoke tropes]] but they just don't work that way in real life -- for example, she jumps a car thief, only to get her ass kicked since even with SuperStrength and [[MultiArmedAndDangerous multiple arms]]... she doesn't know basic self defense. Also, while laws have been passed to accommodate the fact that superheroes and villains exist (for example, heroes don't have to disclose their real identities to testify in a trial), they still have to follow legal procedure in the trials and conviction of villains.
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Dr. Lambha mentions the rumors about the Large Hadron Collider creating a black hole upon activation as an example of how the media knows nothing about science.
* RunningGag:
** Bla-, I mean Tiger's name problem.
** Greta's terrible wisecracks
* ScaryBlackMan:
** Tiger, who is very sensitive about being seen primarily for his skin color.
** Subverted when he's not being sensitive about that: he's the one to teach Spinnerette the detective side of things, while Mecha Maid is the black belt/hand to hand expert. Brings him right down from scary territory nicely.
* SceneryCensor: For the [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=227 naked]] [[FanDisservice Ben Franklin]].
* TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction: Tried by Sahira...too bad the guard was [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy too smart for it to work]]. At least they both got a date out of it.
* SecretKeeper: Sahira is all but forced to become Heather's secret keeper after much tear-laden pleading from Heather.
* SecretIdentityApathy:
** Alexis Woodrow (a.k.a. "[[EvilCounterpart Evil Spinnerette]]") manages to figure out Spinny's secret identity. She uses this information to force Spinny fight her, while one of her minions [[CaughtOnTape gets the whole thing on tape.]] After beating Spinny, however, Alexis just ties her to a tree, which leads to the following conversation:
--->'''Evil Spinnerette:''' I'm leaving this city. I doubt we'll meet again. Don't worry, your secret identity is safe with me.\\
'''Spinnerette:''' ''[koff]'' ''Why?'' Why did you bother fighting me, if you're not going to kill me? Why not ''reveal'' my identity and ruin me?\\
'''Evil Spinnerette:''' Why does Gary Kasparov [[ManVersusMachine choose to fight]] [[ArtificialIntelligence Deep Blue]] at [[TabletopGame/{{Chess}} chess]] when he could simply pull its plug?
** Another supervillain, Dr. Universe, later captures Spinnerette and [[ItMakesSenseInContext uses his genetic infusion device to save her life]], leading to this exchange:
--->'''Spinnerette:''' I'm curious, Dr. Universe. Why didn't you remove my mask when I was unconscious? Aren't you curious who I really am?\\
'''Dr. Universe:''' I know exactly who you are. ''[[WorthyOpponent You're Spinnerette]]''.
* SensualSpandex: [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=23 And doesn't Heather know it]].
* ShipperOnDeck: In quite possibly the weirdest example of this trope ever, Heather's ''bottom left hand'' starts shipping her with Mecha Maid.
* ShirtlessScene: Tiger gets a nice one [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=129 here]] and [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=159 here.]]
* ShouldersOfDoom:
** Mecha Maid has some downsized Franchise/{{Metroid}}-style sphere shoulders.
** Evil Spinnerette's cape is held up with some sort of [[SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset bony]], [[SpikesOfVillainy spiky]] shoulderpads.
* ShoutOut:
** Heather's costume, origin story, and superheroic abilities are all [[AffectionateParody affectionate parodies]] of Franchise/SpiderMan. Heather also makes joking references to a SpiderSense, but she doesn't appear to actually have one and is only saying so to needle Sahira.
** Her outfit resembles Venom for a very good reason: it is composed of [[CheapCostume several store-bought Venom costumes stitched together.]] Which leaves her looking like a six-armed CaptainErsatz of [[http://www.samruby.com/Heroes/Spiderwoman2/spiderwoman2.htm Julia Carpenter]] -- a fact Marvel is [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=78 none too happy about (in-universe, that is).]]
** Darien and Sahira are apparently [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=83 watching a movie]] based off OregonTrail.
** Mecha Maid is obviously a tribute to several aspects of anime culture, including {{Meido}}, PoweredArmor, and YouGottaHaveBlueHair. At one point, she specifically mentions ''{{Mahoromatic}}'' as the reason she went with a "maid" theme. [[spoiler:She's also a HandicappedBadass scientist who uses her PoweredArmor to gain increased mobility, much like the old TV superhero M.A.N.T.I.S.]]
** Look at Buzz Rickard's (that security guard that Sahira tries to seduce) uniform sleeve. Did you notice the [[VideoGame/HalfLife Black Mesa logo]]? How about his [[TheTerminator Cyberdyne-Systems]] laptop? His jacket with [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMOA]] on the back?
** When the Canadian heroes [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=119 make their grand entrance to Columbus]], Green Gable and Katt O' Nine Tales each strike one of Anime/SailorMoon's trademark poses.
** Right before Sahira tries to seduce Buzz, [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=90 she makes a rather hilarious shout out to the Wonder Twins.]]
** A few inactive turrets and bickering personality cores from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' can be seen [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=153 in the background of Dr. Universe's lab]], as can [[WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}} EVE]].
** A combination shout-out/genius bonus comes from the "Cherenkov-Kirby Reaction" which gives some superheroes their powers -- [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherenkov_Radiation Cherenkov Radiation]] is a real thing -- JackKirby was one of the most influential people in superhero comics, with his own signature energy... signature, KirbyDots.
** [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=193 Here]], Spinnerette is holding an issue of Comicbook/{{Empowered}}, a comic hers has often been compared to.
** Ben Franklin's superhero origin story is straight out of [[TheTerminator Terminator 2]].
** Dr. Universe's line "I know exactly who you are. You're Spinnerette." is most definitely referencing Jim Gordon's line "I know exactly who he was. He was the Batman." from ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.
** The Werewolf of London, Ontario is a riff on the Music/WarrenZevon song "Werewolves of London." (Which was about the other London. [[LondonEnglandSyndrome The one in England.]])
** Green Gable's love interest "Colonel Langstrump" is clearly PippiLongstocking -- and guess what her name is [[DubNameChange in the original Swedish?]]
** “[[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=91 Up the ]] [[StarTrek Jefferies tubes]]”.
** The proto-Dr. Universe's and Greta's plan to build a machine and escape their confinement by the US government is attributed to Greta having watched ''Film/IronMan'' on TV the previous night.
* ShyFingerTwiddling: Heather tends to do this whenever she's feeling embarrassed or stressed, usually with her middle pair of arms. A good example is while she's calling Sahira at the end of Issue #1, knowing how royally she screwed up her first night out in costume.
* SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset: Evil Spinnerette and her minions. Pretty much anything that isn't [[AnimalMotifs spiderweb motif]] or [[{{Stripperiffic}} bare flesh]], in fact.
* SlasherSmile: Evil Spinnerette has a decent-looking one in [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/2011/03/14/03142011/#top-content this piece of artwork]]... but it doesn't hold a candle to the one the Werewolf of London, Ontario is sporting. '''Yikes.'''
** Colonel Glass [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=453 has them beat...]]
* SmolderingShoes: [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=221 Ben Franklin]], when he's sent forward in time. Presumably he leaves some EmptyPilesOfClothing as well, since when we next see him he's NakedOnArrival.
* SpiderSense: Heather repeatedly refers to one... when describing things she's worked out using her perfectly ordinary human senses.
-->'''Evil Spinnerette:''' [[NoblewomansLaugh Oh-ho-ho-ho!]]\\
'''Spinnerette:''' ''[[[PstandardPsychicPstance touching temples]]]'' My spider senses are tingling! Evil Spinnerette is here!\\
'''Evil Spinnerette:''' What spider senses? I just announced myself!
* SpitTake: Sahira, when Buzz says something that makes her think he knows Spinnerette's secret. As they walk away [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=401 in the next strip]], a waitress [[FunnyBackgroundEvent can be seen shooting them a dirty look as she mops up the mess.]]
* SomeKindOfForceField: [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=53 CLANK!]]
* SpotlightStealingSquad: The comic itself, for [=KrazyKrow=]'s site. None of his other comics' archives are visible or even accessible.
* StartOfDarkness: Doctor Universe and Greta Gravity have a heartbreaking one. They wanted to create free, near-limitless power from the Cherenkov-Kirby Reaction, but the government arrested them for treason (and Greta for being an unregistered super) because they tried to give the technology to China.
* StealthPun: Bernie Madoff's supervillain name is "The Pharaoh."[[note]]A Pyramid Scheme[[/note]]
* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler:Mecha Maid]]
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Dr. Universe's real name is Dr. Ulysses N. Verde.
** Doubles as MeaningfulName: When he still called himself that, he was working on a nonpolluting free energy source, the ultimate "green technology".
* SuperBreedingProgram: North Korea had one that involved exposing pregnant women [[spoiler: such as Mecha Maid's birth mother]] to radiation.
* SuperDickery: Super MILF [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=436 using the heat radiated by her "atomic boobies"]] to melt [[VillainsOutShopping Dr. Universe and Greta Gravity's ice cream.]]
* SuperheroesWearCapes: Averted so far, and [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=120 here]] after Green Gable addresses the team as "Caped Crusaders":
-->'''Tiger''': Is anyone here even ''wearing'' a cape?
* SuperpowerMeltdown: [[spoiler: Heather, in Issue 12]]
* SuperRegistrationAct: Averted and discussed. While the idea of restricting superpower use has its supporters, at present powers are protected by second amendment rights and a law was passed to let people with masks and secret identities act in the legal system without disclosure.
* SuperWheelChair: Mecha Maid has one in her civilian identity and her PoweredArmor functions as one, too.
* SuperZeroes: Agent 7's, General Evescroft's and presumably the rest of the CK Corps' opinion of costumed heroes.
* [[SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage Surprisingly Good German]]: When BenjaminFranklin travels back in time NaziGermany, Hitler's German looks rather decent (The author either asked a German speaker to translate it or he is one himself).
* TakeThat:
** "You're not going anywhere, [[Literature/{{Twilight}} you sparkly bastard]]."
** "By the way, the new Comicpress system is going to break any old links to this page. Suck on that, TV Tropes!"
** Doctor Universe claims to have became a supervillain after reading an Creator/AynRand novel. Everybody accepts this as a perfectly valid reason.
** When the Legion of Canadian Superheroes arrive, the Avrocar smashes a Smart Car.
** [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=153 "Maybe not ''American'' school children..."]]
** [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=335 "Does your knowledge of evolution derive entirely from Star Trek: Voyager reruns?!"]]
** "Things could be worse, at least I'm not a sparkling vampire."
* TakingTheBullet: In this case, it's "taking the hurled car."
* TantrumThrowing: When Sahira [[spoiler:briefly gets Spinnerette's powers, complete with extra arms,]] she throws an object-throwing fit ([[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=136 a terrifying prospect]] with six arms) [[spoiler:which culminates in accidentally defenestrating Spinnerette herself.]]
* TemporaryBulkChange: Sahira gets fatter when she tried to use her new powers to copy Heather's, [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=404 only to get Greta Gravity's]].
* TemptingFate: "[[spoiler:Let's take shelter before we end up in need of rescue ourselves.]]" Guess what happens before the end of the page?
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: This happens a lot in Issue 13 after [[spoiler:the majority of the cast gets hit with a HatePlague]].
* TheyWouldCutYouUp: Sahira is constantly reminding Heather that this could happen if her secret identity was revealed.
-->'''Heather:''' What'll I do?\\
'''Sahira:''' Get dissected by the government is what you'll do!
** Doctor Universe believes this of the government in general. He says that the reactors that grant superpowers were, in fact, reverse-engineered from the corpse of this universe's Superman-analogue and his own experiences with trying to provide free energy resulted in government agents hunting him and Greta down for treason. He also directly mentions this trope to Spinny herself when her powers are out of control, that they would kill her just to understand her ability to ignore the laws of mass conservation with her spontaneously generating new arms.
* ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil: Colonel Glass seems to be genuinely addicted either to using his powers, or to inflicting pain ([[BadPowersBadPeople it's hard to tell since he seems unable to distinguish one from the other]]). When trying to maintain a low profile, he decides he "just need[s] a little... relief, to clear my head" and decides that [[KickTheDog torturing a cat]] in an alleyway should tide him over.
-->'''Glass:''' ''[thinking]'' I'm burning up. It's like an itch I can't scratch. I must cut. I must cut flesh with glass.
* ThoseWackyNazis: They have divisions devoted to sorcery and genetic engineering.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Mecha Maid's suit is entirely fitted with non-lethal rounds and concussion grenades. [[spoiler:At least until TheGlovesComeOff against Col. Glass.]]
** [[spoiler: And then when she's taken out of commission, Spinny uses her thermite to do the job herself.]]
* TimeyWimeyBall: Not necessarily the world of the living, but in the Underworld the passage of time is ''very'' convoluted.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: London and Minerva.
* TooDumbToLive: Heather at times, depending on how tightly she's gripping the IdiotBall. [[spoiler: She's told never to reveal her secret identity, then reveals it to someone she bumped into once, on suspicion that she might be someone she knows. Luckily for her, it was.]]
* ToThePain: Colonel Glass gives Park a thorough preview of the fate he has planned for him.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Heather drinks a lot of protein shakes. This is actually for practical reasons, as her webs are mostly protein, and she has to get it from somewhere.
* {{Troperiffic}}: To the point where specific tropes are cited in the dialog.
* TsurimeEyes:
** Possessed by Marilyn Seong, a wheelchair-bound fellow student and co-worker of Heather's. [[spoiler:They switch to TaremeEyes when she puts on her Mecha Maid headband, and occasionally switch back when she's being particularly serious.]]
** Also, Katt O'Nine Tails.
** And when she's[=/=]they're not rampaging, [[spoiler:Minerva]]'s middle head has TsurimeEyes eyes while the left head has TaremeEyes.
* TwinThreesomeFantasy: Played with. In the preview of Chapter Nine, Minerva seems to [[MultipleHeadCase be making out with herself]] as a form of seduction (or be very drunk) , which probably counts...yeah
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight:
** Played straight when Sahira (somewhat drunk at the time) overlooks the fact that Heather now has six arms then summarily subverted when she comes back in shock.
** Less obvious is the fact that ''nobody'' who knows Heather reacts to the fact that she's apparently put on somewhere between 30-40 pounds in a matter of a day or two, all entirely in her stomach, thanks to the fat suit. [[spoiler:Except Alexis.]]
* VampireVannabe: Cal's fangirls.
* ViewersAreGoldfish: In universe, the news crew is only interested in the most spectacular angles for the different science experiments it visits. When the would-be Dr. Universe gives a relatively simple explanation of how superheroes may get their power, the news lady tells the crew to cut that part.
* VillainousRescue: Greta Gravity and Dr. Universe stop Kugelblitz from casting a spell that would have burned Spinnerette and Mecha Maid to death.
* VillainsOutShopping:
** Spinnerette runs into Evil Spinerette shopping at the comic book store.
** Super-MILF stops Dr. Universe and Greta when they're out getting ice cream to check they're not up to anything. And [[SuperDickery melts the ice cream]].
* VisualPun: Two for the price of one when [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=273 Bernie Madoff as the villain The Pharaoh]] is robbing a bank. His Pyramid Power allows him to shoot projectile pyramids that keep growing and wreck everything, including the bank they were in.
* WalkInChimeIn: Thunderfist makes a ThreePointLanding BigEntrance only to respond directly to the last thing Tiger said.
* WhamEpisode:
** [[spoiler:Mecha Maid elaborating on her disease and how she has only a few years to live.]]
** And [[spoiler:the aforementioned AnguishedDeclarationOfLove]]
** Mecha Maid's origins:
-->''"North Korea has a clandestine breeding program for years to try to create more monsters like Glass. My biological mother was kidnapped because the Cherenkov-Kirby reaction ran in her bloodline. They would expose pregnant women to try and stimulate dormant C-K genes. I have no proof, but I've always suspected my ALS was a side-effect of their experiments...[[spoiler: It's even possible that Glass is my biological father.]]"''
** The ending of Issue 18. [[spoiler: Spinnerette ''[[BatmanGrabsAGun kills]]'' Colonel Glass.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Pharaoh's crime spree seems to have stopped as suddenly as it started. Either he truly was a KarmaHoudini as Spinnerette pointed out during her sad soliloquy, or after patching things up, she and Mecha Maid [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome defeated him off-panel/in between issues]].
* WhatTheHellHero:
** Green Gable pulls this twice on Tiger for sedating the Cerberus with ketamine, pointing out that he has no idea if the Cerberus (who was still presumed to be a lycanthrope) is allergic to the drug.
** Tiger's kids have this reaction [[spoiler: when Tiger is relieved to see that they are safe. They point out that the kids that did die were people, too; important to others, and that he could have saved them if he was actively heroing.]] His wife immediately threatens him with divorce for even discussing it, which is another WTH moment in and of itself - at this point, Tiger should be wondering why he is ''not'' divorcing this obviously selfish woman who cares nothing for the welfare of others.
* [[WhatWouldXDo What Would Tiger Do?]] This is what Spinnerette wonders when [[spoiler: [[LetsYouAndHimFight the Canadian Superheroes and mecha maid went berserk courtesy of rage toxins from the rogue Captain Alberta.]]]]
* WhereIsYourXNow: "[[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=59 Where's your Lolth now?]]"
* WhipItGood: [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=42 Evil Spinnerette]].
* WholesomeCrossdresser: [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=100 Green Gable]]. If you look closely he actually wears garters.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Chapter 10 consists of Heather [[spoiler:struggling to come to terms with her feelings toward Marilyn, who has otherwise been pretending she never let out her previous AnguishedDeclarationOfLove.]]
* WimpFight: A one-sided example. The first burglar Spinnerette encounters knocks her about with a duffel bag, causing her to actually call for a time out! Something of a TooDumbToLive moment, considering Spinnerette has no combat training and was still suspended by her webline at the time.
* WorthyOpponent: Evil Spinnerette sees Spinnerette as this. When Alexis nearly kills Heather by drowning her, she then resuscitates her, leaves her tied up, and promises not to reveal Heather's secret identity. When asked, Alexis compares herself to Gary Kasparov who played Deep Blue in chess, instead of [[CutTheJuice pulling the plug]].
* WouldntHitAGirl: Heather can't find it in her to defend herself against a legion of annoying but otherwise ordinary fangirls serving a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampiric drug dealer]]. Mecha Maid has [[WouldHitAGirl no such problems]] and [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=70 hits them hard enough to draw blood]].
* WrongGenreSavvy:
** Sahira cites several ways the genetic modifier may have harmed Heather and tries to call a doctor, meaning she obviously doesn't recognize she's in an Origin Story. Had this been a {{Deconstruction}}, Sahira's worries would have been justified.
** Heather shows traces of this by thinking the other woman calling herself Spinnerette is another superhero, when it is ''[[ObviouslyEvil painfully]]'' obvious she's a supervillain. The supervillain even lampshades the EvilLaugh, saying that once Heather heard it, she should have known that someone ObviouslyEvil is nearby.
* XMeetsY: Think ''{{Spider-Man}}'' Meets ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}''.
* [[YouCanLeaveYourHatOn You Can Leave Your Mask On]]: After Marilyn reveals that she loves her, and Heather's own soul searching, Heather returns her affection by appearing in costume, and [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=289 performing a strip tease]]. Marilyn stops her because she doesn't believe SexEqualsLove.
* YouClonedHitler: Dr. Universe was hired to do this by some Nazi holdouts. It's ultimately [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]]: Dr. Universe explains the plan would have failed because the German people would not have allowed history to repeat itself. He also points out that Hitler was a product of his time, so unless they simulate his entire life the clone wouldn't be Hitler; he would be his own person but with Hitler's DNA (this last point might be addressed by the fact that the Nazis were planning to resurrect Hitler's soul and use the clone as a "vessel".)
* YouKilledMyFather: Mecha Maid to Colonel Glass, as he killed [[spoiler: her adoptive mother]].
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Holy crap, Evil Spinnerette is 16?!
* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[spoiler: Mecha Maid has ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), which is a real-world condition that slowly destroys the nerves that carry messages from the brain to the rest of the body—including the lungs (she has to wear her chestplate to breathe, even out of costume). If you exclude her suit and amplifier headband's mitigating effects, the disease is being portrayed accurately—it has left her paraplegic, hence the powered armor, and leaves her only a few years to live. If that.]]
* YourSoulIsMine: The Composite Soul can devour other souls to increase its power.
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