* 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]].
** Natalie Geln crossed it in her EstablishingCharacterMoment by giving Charlie the SadisticChoice to either get a TraumaticHaircut or watch as an unconscious Tom is ''raped'' by her two henchmen. She then tells Charlie that she doesn't want "freaks" in her school and tells her to "do the world a favor and kill [her]self".
* 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.]]
* {{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]].