"The [=GaMERCaT=]" is a webcomic about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a cat who is a gamer]]. The webcomic centers on the adventures of [=GaMERCaT=], his sidekick the Annoying Fairy (a parody of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Navi]]), and his protege Glitch, a stray kitten he wants to teach all about gaming. A recurring element is Anonymouse, a group of mice who love to [[{{Troll}} antagonize]] [=GaMERCaT=]. Later comics introduce a formed "gang" of Gamercats. Alongside [=GaMERCat=] and Glitch are Sweet, the big tough guy, and Pixel, [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the female GamerCat]]. When not simply hanging out with the others, the two seem to fight over who should be the better influence for Glitch: Sweet wants him to play violent games to make him tough, while Pixel wants him to play cute friendly games to keep his innocence.

"The [=GaMERCaT=]" is created by artist Samantha Whitten a.k.a. Celesse. Many of the strips are parodies of popular video games. Others are centered on [=GaMERCaT's=] difficulty interacting with humans while getting and playing video games.

It can be found [[http://thegamercat.com/ here]].
!!Tropes associated with [=GaMERCaT=] include:

* {{Adorkable}}: [=GaMERCaT=].
* AffectionateParody: Of various video games.
* ArtEvolution: In the earlier strips, [=GaMERCaT=] was drawn in a more simplistic way and had a very chibi look. Later comics have a more detailed art style.
* BadassMustache: The white stripes on Sweet's muzzle look like one.
* BadFuture: When Glitch sets the 3DS clock to the year 2050, Gamercat's AnimalCrossing town is filled with dead trees, torrential rain, weeds and dead grass everywhere, and the animals no longer remember he exists.
* BerserkButton: [[http://tapastic.com/episode/27637 Try to read a walkthrough to play a game under Gamercat's watch. Just try it.]]
* BigBrotherMentor: [=GaMERCaT=] to Glitch.
* CalvinBall: Their custom monopoly rules which make no sense at all, (Since most of the game was missing) in which they replace the Chance cards with Pokemon cards, and the figures (Except the boot) with Skylander figures. And despite the chaotic mess, [[http://tapastic.com/episode/61546 it is freaking awesome]]
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Anonymouse haven't been seen in years.
* CrushBlush: [=GaMERCaT=] the first time he sees Pixel.
* CuteKitten: Glitch is utterly adorable.
* CutenessProximity: Pixel's reaction to Glitch.
* ExpositionFairy: Played with, "Annoying Fairy" is a parody of [[LegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Navi]] but is a bad role model, as she once encouraged Gamercat to binge on junk food, (Mainly for the free game codes) and then insults him when he becomes overweight, and pressured Gamercat into buying a Zelda game (In which he didn't seem to want in the first place) as well as a strategy guide. And tried to corrupt Glitch by giving into Gamer Greed.
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: [=GaMERCaT=]
** TheLancer: Glitch
** TheBigGuy: Sweet
** TheSmartGuy: Annoying Fairy
** TheChick: Pixel
* FluffyTheTerrible: Sweet.
* JerkassWithAHeartOfGold: Sweet is a bully [[note]] Though Bully is debatable, since many fans blame Gamercat for starting the fight, by snatching the last Xbox1 which Sweet did grab first, as well smacking Sweet in the face with the box while doing so [[/note]] who is almost about to beat up Gamercat, except Glitch enters the room, causing an awkward standstill. Not only does Sweet refuse to harm Gamercat in front of a little kid, but he also takes up Glitch's offer to play Wii U with them. In turn causing a truce between the two older cats.
* {{Gainaxing}}: When [=GaMERCaT=] plays Franchise/TombRaider, he finds himself as Lara Croft and her inconveniently large breasts. When he tries to move them out of the way they end up smacking him in the face.
* HeroicBSOD: Let's just say telling [=GaMERCaT=] he'll never be able play every videogame in existence isn't a good idea.
* HighOnCatnip: When [=GaMERCaT=] and Glitch start playing with cat toys containing catnip, [[http://tapastic.com/episode/92736 things go exactly like you'd expect]].
* IconicItem: [=GaMERCaT=]'s red bandana (and red scarf in the winter).
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Glitch is this in spades.
* {{Meganekko}}: Pixel.
* NearlyNormalAnimal: [=GaMERCaT=] is of the "Largely Normal Animal" variety. He's smart enough to play video games but whenever he tries to speak, humans only hear a bunch of "meows." though, cats in this universe are capable of [[http://tapastic.com/episode/25613 writing]] [[http://tapastic.com/episode/74698 on paper]] and [[http://tapastic.com/episode/5296 running a online videogame support chatroom]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Pixel attempts to snap Gamercat from his addictive holiday gaming frenzy spurred by the Fairy by giving him some ToughLove in the form of telling him that he'd never be able play all the games. The result is the above-mentioned BSOD.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Glitch is still a kitten more than a year after his introduction. [[CuteKitten Not that it's a bad thing]].
* OpaqueLenses: Pixel does this sometimes.
* PerpetualFrowner: Sweet.
* RealMenWearPink: When playing SuperMario3DWorld, Sweet choses to play as Peach.
* SleepCute: When Gamercat sees Glitch getting sleepy, he puts him to bed. Glitch climbs out of his bed and cuddles with Gamercat.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: One story arc, is with Sweet and Pixel fighting over what games Glitch should play, in which [=GaMERCat=] asks Glitch what he personally wants to play. Cue them playing Monopoly, with their own rules.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: [=GaMERCaT=] finds out that a stray kitten (that later is named Glitch) has a Game Boy because someone threw it in the garbage can he lives in. He proceeds to complain how sad that is... that someone threw away a perfectly working Game Boy. The kitten agrees.
** When [=GaMERCat=] has gone bananas in organizing his plan for maximizing his purchasing and playing of all the new games coming out for the holidays, Pixel and Glitch recruit Sweet to help snap him out of it. Instead, Sweet comments [=GaMERCat=] has done all of his work for him before asking [=GaMERCat=] something he has "an algorithm for."
* TheComicallySerious: Sweet is always grumpy no matter what. It's especially hilarious when he's shown running around dressed as Peach. Though his character seems to be evolving into a stoic badass.
* ToughLove: Pixel tries this on GamerCat to snap him back into sense, comparing it to quickly ripping off a bandage. It backfires.
* VomitIndiscretionShot:
** Glitch the kitty vomits while he tries to look cute for [=GaMERCaT=]'s owner. He still adopts him.
** It happens again in [[http://www.thegamercat.com/2013/08/almost-cute/ this strip]], ruining another attempt at cuteness.
** Another instance a [[http://tapastic.com/episode/37571 special guest]]