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->''"I hate this city. And I hate all you '''stupid''' people and all the '''stupid''' things you do!"''
-->--'''Todd Allison''', [[CaptainObvious who does not like Melbourne, Australia.]]

Set in early 20th century Australia, [[{{Jerkass}} Todd Allison]] is the next-door neighbor of Petunia Elkwood, a broke yet perky young lady. Petunia is oddly intrigued by Todd, and in fact refers to him as "the only interesting thing in [her] city". Todd asks Petunia to deliver a letter after the post office is bombed by the mysterious serial terrorist Violet; Petunia is followed by Todd to make sure the job gets done. And things just get progressively weirder and more awesome from there.

A webcomic by the hugely popular Website/SmackJeeves artist Nozmo, ''[[http://www.petuniaviolet.com Todd Allison & the Petunia Violet]]'' combines "explosions, bombs, plant biology, chemical engineering, parties, pretty shoes and people swearing" into a beautiful comic worthy of all the fans it has. Nozmo is also the creator of the webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Alternate}}''.
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!!This comic contains examples of:

* AltText: Used by Nozmo early on at the [[http://todd-petunia.smackjeeves.com/ original SmackJeeves site]] in some pages to insert jokes and snarky comments about whatever's going on in the scene. [=MangaMagazine=]/Inkblazers (where the comic was hosted after [=SmackJeeves=] until it was shut down in February 2015) sadly didn't have this as a feature.[[note]][[https://twitter.com/punkblues/status/570129603462705154 Though it seems it will now make a glorious comeback.]][[/note]]
* {{Animesque}}: [[DownplayedTrope Very slightly]].
* {{Bishie Sparkle}}s:
** Tend to appear around Cyril and Landon. A lot.
** Elijah and Meredith get an overdose of them, along with ''roses'', in a panel of chapter 15.
* BookEnds: ''The Daydreamings of Todd Allison'' begins with an image of a young Todd Allison blowing soap bubbles and ends with a doodle of an older Todd, doing the same.
* BoomHeadshot: In Chapter 5, Cyril shoots a bunch of people. All of them in the head.
* ButtMonkey: Bentham.
* TheCameo: Several, mostly from Nozmo's other webcomics and other people's webcomics. [[Anime/TigerAndBunny Barnaby]] also makes a brief and [[TheDoorSlamsYou painful]] appearance in Chapter 9.
* CampGay: Landon, though done with a lighter hand than other examples.
* CharacterBlog: [[https://twitter.com/mrtoddallison Todd on Twitter]] (though as of January 2012 it hasn't been updated).
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase[=/=]NameAndName
* CutenessProximity:
** Both Elijah and [[http://petuniaviolet.com/index.php?id=249 Meredith]] seem to have this with Petunia.
** ''Everyone'' has that with Petunia. And Elijah has it with Dylan.
* DeathGlare:
** [[http://petuniaviolet.com/index.php?id=13 Todd Allison]].
** And Clancey gets his own [[http://petuniaviolet.com/index.php?id=367 here.]]
* EmotionlessGirl: Violet, the mysterious blue-haired lady [[spoiler: who burns down the post office.]]
* FlatWhat: Todd's response to Hana's summation of Cyril. The expression on his face is simply icing on the cake.
* FullNameBasis: Todd Allison is called, well, Todd Allison by most of the characters much of the time.
* GenteelInterbellumSetting
* HiddenDepths: Who would have thought [[{{Adorkable}} Petunia]] was capable of [[http://petuniaviolet.com/index.php?id=139 this?]]
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: In a side story/flashback.
* {{Jerkass}}: Todd Allison. Also Rousseau.
* LiteralCliffhanger: Well, [[http://petuniaviolet.com/index.php?id=19 sort of]].
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: And you must remember them ''all'', because they are definitely going to come back and be important, '''one hundred percent''' of the time.
* LoveTriangle: Meredith, Elijah, and Dylan have some weird ''thing'' going on, regardless of whatever kind of love it is, in which Meredith and Dylan both get along famously with Elijah, and ''cannot tolerate'' each other. It's been going on ever since they were kids, and Elijah is clueless to the fact that they want to kill each other.
* MadBomber[=/=]PyroManiac: Violet.
* MessyHair: Every guy in the comic except for Meredith and Todd Allison.
* MysteriousWoman: Violet.
* NiceHat: Several of the characters sport one.
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Both subverted and not: Petunia [[spoiler:is injured from her fall from the ledge, while Todd is perfectly fine after falling to save her. He apparently landed on top of her though, so she probably broke his fall.]]
* OnceMoreWithClarity: Early in Chapter 13, Elijah and Meredith are talking with one another about [[http://petuniaviolet.com/index.php?id=362 a promise they made to one another]], with the positioning making it seem like it's a ChildhoodMarriagePromise or something similar. Get to the end of the chapter, [[spoiler: [[http://petuniaviolet.com/index.php?id=387 and it turns out to be something]] [[DeathSeeker much different.]]]]
* OnlySixFaces: In earlier chapters, it could get kind of confusing and made a few fans out there grateful the comic was in color. ArtEvolution kicked in during later chapters, and it's pretty easy to tell everyone apart now, though.
* OperaGloves: Worn by the woman in the first chapter, along with a [[PrettyInMink fur scarf]].
* ParentalSubstitute: Will from the first sidestory is this for Todd.
* PrettyBoy:
** [[LongHairedPrettyBoy Meredith.]] ''[[ViewerGenderConfusion Indeed]]''. Having a GenderBlenderName doesn't help (although at the time this is set, Meredith was still mostly a boy's name).
** Also pretty much every other guy, to varying degrees. Except Hobbes.
** Cyril is so pretty he gets to have {{Bishie Sparkle}}s.
* PrettyInMink: Violet wears a huge fur boa [[http://petuniaviolet.com/index.php?id=2 around her neck]].
* RightForTheWrongReasons: Hana thinks Cyril is dangerous... because he'll BREAK ANY WOMAN'S HEART!
* TheRoaringTwenties: The series itself is set in 1921 in UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}}, UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Todd and Petunia. Meredith and Elijah are a case of Savvy Guy, Energetic Other Guy.
* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp Dressed Men]]: Freakin' ubiquitous.
* ShipTease:
** Todd and Petunia. She seems to be the only person he can be genuinely nice to at times, and he has shown that he cares for her a great deal. He has shown concern over the thought that Cyril would break Petunia's heart, even if this was fueled by someone else's assertions. He even puts an arm around her at one point, to comfort her after she [[spoiler:lost her job.]] It's a big thing for [[{{Jerkass}} Todd]]. [[ShrinkingViolet Petunia]], for her part, has gone into a violent rage at the thought of anything bad happening to Todd. It may very well be her only BerserkButton.
** And then there's [[spoiler:Cyril]], who has shown quite a bit of interest in Petunia - even moreso than he has in his usual flirtations with everyone else. Landon stated with complete seriousness that [[spoiler:Cyril]] likes and thinks highly of Petunia. In the extra page at the end of chapter 7, [[spoiler:Cyril even refers to her as ''Lady'' Petunia while talking to someone else. In contrast, [[GreenEyedMonster he calls Todd Petunia's "pumpkin-headed boyfriend."]]]] His interest in her may have to do with [[spoiler:the HiddenDepths she showed in chapter 5.]] Petunia, on the other hand, just seems to fear him.
** Chapter 14 has two of these: [[spoiler:Petunia with both Will (yes, ''that'' Will) and Dylan (yes, ''that'' Dylan).]]
** In chapter 15 we also have [[spoiler: Petunia dreaming while she's in a ball gown with Todd dressed like a prince above her, and musing about 'the way he says [her] name...']]
** Holy crap, Elijah and Dylan. Forget the numerous instances of almost-incest between Elijah and Meredith, as soon as Dylan enters the picture in a flashback, Elijah acts like a completely different person—complete with crying, laughter, and more [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]] than all of the Todd and Petunia scenes put together. It's revealed that [[spoiler: Dylan and Elijah were childhood best friends, and that Dylan picked on Meredith relentlessly.]] The dislike seems to have carried over, since Dylan seems disappointed to the point of disgust whenever he sees Elijah with Meredith.
--->'''Dylan:''' ''(seeing Elijah and Meredith)'' ...You two are ''still'' together?\\
'''Meredith:''' ''[[DeathGlare (says nothing)]]''\\
'''Elijah:''' ''(grabbing Meredith around the neck)'' '''YEAH!!''' ''(drunk and slurring words)'' Meredith is my h-honey, you know I can't resist h—\\
'''Dylan:''' '''''Stop talking right now.'''''
* SiblingsInCrime: Elijah and Meredith, though not blood related.
* TakeMyHand: [[spoiler: Todd and Petunia. Although they both end up falling.]]
* TheDoorSlamsYou: In chapter 9. This apparently also happens to Todd quite often, according to his Twitter.
* ThemeNaming:
** Todd and Clancey's coworkers in the Violet case investigation are all named after famed philosophers: Locke, Rousseau, Hobbes, and Bentham.
** Also, Petunia and Hana both have flower-related names ([[BilingualBonus "Hana" is Japanese for "flower"]]) and are acquainted with Todd, who is obsessed with plants.
* TwoFirstNames: Todd Allison. See FullNameBasis.
* UnsoundEffect: Used ''liberally'' throughout the comic--[[TropesAreNotBad which may contribute to its appeal.]]
* WhamLine: [[http://petuniaviolet.com/index.php?id=387 This page]] from chapter 13 [[WhamEpisode changes]] ''[[WhamEpisode everything.]]''
-->[[spoiler:'''Elijah:''']] [[spoiler:(to Meredith) I remember our promise. You remember too, don't you? When this is all over... ''you have to kill me.'']]
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: All of Chapter 10, which reveals why Petunia traveled to Melbourne and how she first met Todd. There's also the two side stories "The Daydreamings of Todd Allison" and "All Or Nothing Gamble", which show some events in the childhoods of Todd and the Elkwood brothers, respectively.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The Elkwoods seem to have the hair colors of pink, purple/lavender, and whitish gray running through the family, despite being of Aboriginal descent. There was also a maid in one chapter who actually ''did'' have blue hair.
* YouthfulFreckles: Bentham has these. However, it should be noted that while he looks and acts quite boyish, [[OlderThanTheyLook he is apparently older than Todd Allison.]]
* VillainousIncest: [[http://todallison.tumblr.com/image/101307864476 Uh... yeah.]]
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