* AlternateCharacterInterpretation -- Each character seems to have a radically different assumption of another character, than everyone else.
** Mark thinks Charlie is weird and thinks Jamie is "settling" for her.
** Nay heavily dislikes Mark.
** Charlie despises Murfs and seems to have unresolved anger issues towards Tom.
** Charlie in general. And we will leave it at that.
* BrokenBase -- Fan reactions to a certain page in Jamie's story were... [[{{Understatement}} spirited]].
** [[spoiler:For context, prior to the 07 October revision, page 83 featured Charlie performing a sexual act on Jamie against his explicit consent, and Jamie dis-associating so as to make the experience pass more quickly. Although the arguments surrounding Charlie's actions against Jamie had many, MANY intricate and painful facets, the biggest and/or loudest camps were divided primarily between A: Those who felt that [[WordOfGod Tab's]] choice to make Charlie commit an act of sexual violence played dangerously into a larger trans-phobic cultural narrative, and B: those who either saw Charlie's actions as --if not forgivable-- comprehensible given her extensive back story, or who focused on other things like the fact that it honestly portrayed a man as being susceptible to sexual abuse, [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale in spite of a number of cultural assumptions to the contrary]].]] There was a '''LOT''' more to it than just that, but better to be brief and '''[[RapeAsDrama Let]] [[SexualHarassmentAndRapeTropes Other]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Abuse}} Articles]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Consent}} With]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}} Better]] [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming Writers]]''' give you an idea of some of the complexities involved. The original massive and contentious comment thread has since been taken down, though [[WordOfGod Tab]] has said that he is keeping a copy for posterity.
* EnsembleDarkhorse -- '''Steve's Dad!''', despite having been basically a cameo since the end of the first chapter - with two of the main eight not having been introduced until the ''third'', and the premise not really having been fleshed out until the fourth.
** Colin is also starting to become one. In the space of one FanServicePack, he's gone from being disliked as a possible antagonist to being swooned over by quite a large portion of the fan community.
* MoralEventHorizon:
** Tom calling Jamie gay after he began dating Charlie in the eyes of many, including Charlie herself, who cuts off all contact.
** This is thrown ''hard'' into perspective, however, when [[spoiler:Charlie forces herself on Jamie]]. However, following the revision, it's also deconstructed. [[spoiler:Charlie feels ''incredible'' guilt for her actions and is quite clearly shocked at what she was within inches of becoming]].
* MemeticBadass: See below.
* MemeticMutation: Steve's dad... IS YOUR FATHER.
** Even the Hulk is afraid of Steve's dad.
** (Weird Khaos pairings that should never happen:) Steve's dad and... STEVE'S DAD!
* {{Moe}}: Charlie. [[http://www.khaoskomix.com/komix/charlies-story-page-12 Seriously]] [[http://www.khaoskomix.com/komix/charlies-story-page-24 just look at her]].
* {{Narm}}: I'LL SAVE YOU -- Charlie? Really Tom? At the top of your lungs and everything?
* NightmareFuel:
** [[spoiler: The man who [[RapeAsBackstory raped Jamie]] when he was [[AdultFear a kid]]. More specifically, the way Jamie draws him; as a massive, pitch black EldritchAbomination with an enormous SlasherSmile that curls and twists [[UncannyValley unnaturally]] and [[EyelessFace no eyes]]]].
** Natalie Geln in general, but the fact that there are people like her ''in real life'' is particularly horrifying. That's right, there are ''real people'' that are [[AxeCrazy as messed up as her!]]
* OneSceneWonder: Natalie Geln is a particularly terrifying example; she appears in only one scene, but ''boy'' does she leave [[KickTheDog a lasting]] [[MoralEventHorizon impression with]] [[NightmareFuel just that]] [[TraumaticHaircut scene alone]].
* TearJerker: [[TearJerker/KhaosKomix Has its own page.]]
* UnfortunateImplications: The climax of Jamie's story drew a lot of heat for [[spoiler:portraying a trans girl, whom the audience had been asked for six chapters to sympathize with, as a rapist]].
* {{Wangst}} -- [[http://www.khaoskomix.com/images/links/khaosbig1.gif Lampshaded by a banner ad]]. Still, the banner doesn't lie. Warning, Tom's story may be a bit of a TearJerker.
** Just [[KnightInShiningArmour Tom's?]] [[BreakTheCutie What about]] [[TeensAreMonsters Charlie?]]
* TheWoobie: '''''Everyone''''' is a Woobie at some point. Apart from Natalie Geln. Or [[AbusiveParents Jamie's mom]].