* SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments: Penny [[http://www.rhjunior.com/GH/00348.html confronting]] [[http://www.rhjunior.com/GH/00345.html a modern-day]] [[http://www.rhjunior.com/GH/00347.html money-changer in the temple]], even if she doesn't quite manage to drive him out. See ValuesDissonance, though.
* CharacterAlignment: [[http://www.rhjunior.com/GH/00058.html As explained by Ben]]
* MartyStu: Ben - though that's been toned down, post-reboot.
* ValuesDissonance: When the response to Penny's Crowning Moment of Awesome above was [[http://www.rhjunior.com/GH/00349.html this]], the fans revolted. Some went so far as to consider it a KickTheDog moment for Lily. Hayes seemed genuinely surprised and even angered by this attitude. Apparently, the taboo against "making a scene" at a church event (the confrontation took place after actual services ended) or talking back to a preacher is so strong in his family and denomination that it never occurred to him that his readers might feel otherwise.
** Similarly, we're supposed to find [[http://www.rhjunior.com/GH/00034.html this]] a deeply-shocking sign that Penny is seriously out of control and on her way to real trouble. You'd think they'd been ''in flagrante delicto''.
*** They were, on the other hand, practically climbing into each other's pants.
**** Which may be unacceptable, but it is normal. Readers from outside Creator/RalphHayesJr's subculture fall into this trope when asked to see it as a sign of being severely troubled.
** [[http://www.rhjunior.com/GH/00225.html This]]. For context, Ben has been putting large and apparently frivolous charges on a credit card that they'd agreed was only for emergencies.
** And now it turns out that Penny is not only [[http://www.rhjunior.com/GH/00381.html a virgin]], but she considers any suggestion that she might not be to be both insulting and ridiculous. Unless she's a substance abuser of some kind and we just haven't seen it yet, then we're supposed to buy her as a "troubled teen" - enough so that she needed to be sent to live with her sister in order to get her away from her friends - based on black clothes and a surly attitude.