* AlasPoorScrappy: More of an Alas, Poor BaseBreaker case, but even though Jim brought [[spoiler: Monica leaving him for Nick Nope]] upon himself in the manga, you can't help but feel sorry for the guy once the realization of what he had done hit him full force with a WhamLine from Maggy. It's even such in universe, where Maggy, as soon as she sees Jim's regret, goes from scolding to comforting him.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
** Is Monica a {{Tsundere}} JerkWithAHeartOfGold heroine that is only brute in response to someone else being a jerk to her? Or is she a [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]] ControlFreak bully that the boys have good reason to want to overthrow? The TimeSkip manga edges her ''heavily'' into the latter and even as a child, she has shown a lot of the latter interpretation.
** Jimmy. Power-hungry kid who just wants everything for himself and enjoys trolling everyone for kicks, or AntiHero that wants to bring down Monica because she's pretty much terrorizing everyone in the block and trolls everyone as retribution for being made of for his speech problem?
** Maggy. Loveable BigEater with IncorruptiblePurePureness or a spoiled self-centered food-obsessed meanie? Made even more ambigous with her manga self [[TookALevelInJerkass taking a level in jerkass.]]
* BaseBreaker: Monica and Jim as a couple, since Manga#34. There are those who still want them to be together and those who think they don't work as a couple anymore because of their own personal matters that interfere with the relationship, and thus causing many to AbandonShip. However, whichever side it is, everyone agrees on one thing: Monica and Jim's romantic subplot became a RomanticPlotTumor, coupled with RelationshipWritingFumble, because they become absurdly obnoxious because of the BelligerentSexualTension between them.
** Jim himself. Sometimes he is justified in some of his actions, such as being angry at Monica acting moody for the remainder of their date at one point simple because Jim glanced at other girl (proven further by Maggy) or her ever irritating hatred of Irene, but sometimes, the "Jerk" in his JerkWithAHeartOfGold can be way past tolerance. Needless do say, this can be quite a divider among readers.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: At one point in the first movie, when Franklin is about to explain his invention, a duck randomly flies in and starts dancing, quickly getting shooed out by Franklin. Twice, even. The third time Franklin tries to explain his invention, a worm comes out of a fruit and performs a magic trick, only to leave after getting stared at by Jimmy Five and Franklin.
* BrokenBase: In a series where the characters' personalities [[DependingOnTheWriter depend on the writer]], it was inevitable.
* ClicheStorm: The initial arc, covering the first four issues of the manga series, stacked every single manga cliché you can think of. Because of this, SoOkayItsAverage art (especially considering how the characters are looking now) and bad writing, this arc is edging ever closer to CanonDiscontinuity.
* DesignatedHero: Marina got hit with this ''hard'' in one particular comic. Said comic's plot involved her doing drawings of Smudge bathing, a nude drawing, mind you, and freely handing out copies of them to everyone in the block, and when Smudge got understandably offended by it and Marina countered with "It's just a drawing" and brought up the Freedom of Expression issue and Smudge stole her art instruments as revenge, Marina then proceeded to ''fill'' the walls of the streets with the very same drawing as payback. So Marina got away with not only violating policies of consent regarding Smudge, but also got away scot-free with vandalizing public property, and we're apparently supposed to side with her.
** Monica. ''Dear lord'', there's Monica. She's supposed to be treated as the hero and the boys as the villains, but then there are the moments where Monica forces the boys to do her bidding when they're just minding their own business [[note]]One story had her beat up the boys so they'd agree to join a chore Monica came up with for the sole purpose of showing off her (bad) singing, another had her force the boys to celebrate "Poetry Day" when it wasn't even the actual date, only because she was in such a good mood she felt like doing that, and not only resorting to physical violence when Smudge and Jimmy's poems weren't to her liking,but beating up Franklin when he merely pointed out it wasn't National Poetry Day at all which caused Smudge and Jimmy to walk away understandably pissed.[[/note]] it's really hard to see her as the hero.
* DieForOurShip: Dustine (Smudge's girlfriend) and Toddy (Maggy's boyfriend). Refer to ShipTease at the main page.
** Hilariously, a recent plot in the Manga had a misunderstanding caused by Denise leading to Todd and Dustine breaking up with Maggy and Smudge and as a result, they try going out for a while. It doesn't change anything because they still have the same problems they had before. It might as well have been a TakeThat to the DieForOurShip.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** [[GenkiGirl Denise]] and [[TheChewToy Sunny]].
** Manga!Nick Nope is so popular that he got a entire arc involving him as a protagonist. The arc's plot also involved an ''IronMan'' parody movie (complete with a Robert Downey Jr.-inspired character!) [[HypeAversion everyone except Nick was obssessed with]].
* FridgeHorror: One story that centers around Maggy carving for persimmons ends with Jimmy and Smudge covered in squashed persimmons courtesy of Monica and calming Jimmy's mother after she screams in horror as, out of context, it seems like they're ''bleeding''. While it is PlayedForLaughs, Jimmy's ending line which translates to "It's just persimmon this time around" leaves some heavy implications that [[NightmareFuel Monica sometimes beats them up so violently that they actually bleed...]][[MemeticMutation Y'know...for kids!]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: Captain Fray in the manga manipulated ''everyone'' into thinking he's a good guy as Kid Clean and that Smudge, who had his powers at the time, was a bad guy despite trying his hardest to make good use of his powers so Smudge would give up his powers allowing Fray to regain them, meaning he had a chance to start clean but ignored it. He also had an ''excellent'' point in how easily Monica, Jim and Maggy turned against Smudge to the point of avoiding him and keeping him in the dark because of the nature of his powers alone.
* HarsherInHindsight: After the Teen Gang issue #34 where Jim reveals that he feels absolutely worthless in comparison to Monica and that becoming Monica's equal is the reason he tries so hard to do achieve a position of superiority, every instance in the manga where Jim's plans to achieve superiority and his friends put him down or make fun of him, or do things to strike down his ego before and after issue #34 becomes this.
* MarySue: Marina was accused of being one. Later, accusing her of being "too perfect" became a BerserkButton for her.
** Monica in the manga, going between MarySue and JerkSue, [[DependingOnTheWriter depending of the story]]. To elaborate, she can act as bitchy as moody as she wants towards her friends, she has an IrrationalHate for [[NiceGirl Irene]] just because she ''thinks'' Irene is a threat for her, she won't accept people disagreeing with her, and yet she has lots of boys fawning over her, she always gets her way, is EasilyForgiven within a matter of seconds, if she's called out on her attitude she dismisses it instantly, and when she acknowledges her flaws, the writers seem to hit the ResetButton and [[SnapBack she goes back to square one]].
* MemeticMutation: [[http://porramauricio.tumblr.com/ Porra, Maurício!]] (something like "WTF, Maurício!"), a Website/{{Tumblr}} which takes panels and [[SubvertedKidsShow sees malice in them]] (though sometimes even [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kzk2gawGVl1qbnzf6o1_500.jpg out of context]] [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kzbynqEBHq1qbnzf6o1_500.jpg it's]] [[http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kznre63QMz1qbnzf6o1_500.gif weird]] [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kzoo0vH5Oz1qbnzf6o1_r1_500.jpg enough]]). Maurício (and his daughter, who posted "WTF, dad!" on her twitter) approved it.
** MemeticMolester: Two achieved this status in the site, Taka (due to him once lampshading the fact that Chuck Billy's gang [[SkinnyDipping swims naked]]) and Jeremiah ([[UnfortunateImplications because he's black]] - though [[http://porramauricio.tumblr.com/post/539352114/porra-mau-porra-pfss-jere-nao-consigo#disqus_thread a panel where the wind takes away his clothes]] reached one hundred comments for a reason...).
* NightmareFuel: [[http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltwnteG7O31qbnzf6o1_500.jpg Yikes.]]
* NightmareRetardant:
** The whole ''Bug-a-Booo'' (Penadinho) branch. It takes place in a graveyard, and the characters are ghosts and monsters, but given Mauricio's art style...
** Lampshaded in one comic when they were forced to adapt a scarier style. However, by the end of the story [[spoiler:they switch to a cuter, babyish style]] because the scary one was creeping out children.
** In another story, they find a FlatEarthAtheist that refuses to believe them to be real (a parody of a famous Brazilian skeptic named Padre Quevedo). In the end of the story, they confront him and demand to know why he doesn't believe in them. He answers that he's DeadAllAlong and always wished to turn into a ghost, but after he died, he turned into [[spoiler:a zombie, scary enough to make them freak out and run away.]]
* TheScrappy:
** Junior. A BrattyHalfPint that rarely gets any negative feedback from his actions and 90% of the time he shows up, he's going to be annoying other characters (mostly Jimmy).
*** Those in any Geek[=/=]Nerd culture circle also are not pleased with his grown-up self since he basically said that grown up people aren't allowed to like that sort of thing and when Smudge points out he's a Naruto fanboy, he says "But I'm allowed! I'm a kid!". And from that point on, the one thing that changed from his child self to his pre-teen self, is that he eats more now.
** From Chuck Billy'n' Folks, there's [[SpoiledBrat Genesinho]], TheRival to Chuck for Rosie Lee's affections.
** Monica herself is making way to become one of these in the manga, due to [[TookALevelInJerkass Taking A Level In Jerkass]]. See her MarySue entry for details.
** Bucky in the manga, who, since his definite breakup with Isabel, became utterly obnoxious to the eyes of readers.
* {{Narm}}: The "Shadows of the Past" climax. It tries too much to be a climatic romantic scene to be taken seriously, and Monica's speech about trust borders on {{Wangst}} because Jimmy had a good reason to lie to Monica.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The manga issue #45 drops [[MomentOfAwesome awesomely]] one about bullying. It's bad for the victims AND the bullies, and tolerating it is NOT the right thing to do.
* UncannyValley: A recent charity event had 3D versions of Monica and Jimmy as "co-hosts". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwKnkEeWHwI It didn't work so well.]] And the less said about the song he danced to, the better.
* UnfortunateImplications: Manga Issue #54, which centered on an AttentionWhore trying to hog all of the boys' attentions with no respect of whether they had girlfriends or not, had Maurício's post-story notes talking about girls like her being a danger to relationships. While the note in itself delivered the message excellently, not at a single moment the male side of the fault was brought up, which was constantly shown in-story with how easily the boys are swayed by the AttentionWhore and quick to ditch the other girls.
** Manga Issue #71 has Jimmy thinking back to his past mistakes when he was lamenting losing Monica, and among them was Jim kissing Penha, which he had to do because he was being blackmailed by Penha into dating her, otherwise the footage of Monica destroying her house (She was being attacked by spirits and had to chuck objects from Penha's house to drive them off, but they weren't caught in the footage) would be released to the public eye in a huge event with big names of media and opinion formers attending to, which would more than likely destroy her life. And yet, everyone acts like Jim was deliberately cheating on Monica.
* WarpThatAesop: The Teen Manga is filled with these:
** Maggy and Todd's Relationship: It's perfectly fine to admire someone else while on a relationship. It's also perfectly fine to berate your boyfriend if he looks at someone else the same way you look at the HotTeacher you have a crush on. And hey, even if your boyfriend says he trusts you, by all means, it's absolutely fine to stalk the HotTeacher without thinking of what would be of your boyfriend if you were found out, to be angry at your best friend if she points out that this crush is getting past the limits and to swoon over the HotTeacher in front of your boyfriend. It's not like it's going to hurt his feelings or anything like that, because hey, even though you show more feelings directed to the HotTeacher than to your actual boyfriend, what you feel for the teacher is nothing but a crush and your feelings for your boyfriend are much deeper.
** Jim and Monica's...[[WillTheyOrWontThey thing]]: If the guy you like needs to defeat you so he can feel worthy of being with you, instead of being a supportive, loving, nice boyfriend, wait for him no matter how long it takes, because it's worth it, despite you two doing nothing but argue all the time and you not making any improvement whatsoever out of it and hurting those around you over it, even though the nicer, understanding guy who doesn't care about any of that stuff and is into you and you alone is right there for you.
** From the "Shadows of the Past" arc: If your not-boyfriend on has been cutting off contact with you to protect you because he's being blackmailed by the BigBad to date her otherwise she'd show the police footage framing you for property invasion, because you both know that if you knew the truth you'd want to break into the BigBad's mansion recklessly, throwing a SpannerInTheWorks on the plan he put together to get you out of this pickle, you're in the right to be mad at him for lying to you despite having a good reason to, which you acknowledged, and to act absurdly hurt and vulnerable by it and go on over how you can't stand blows like this anymore and how much pressure is put on you two getting together, despite the fact that there was a lot at stake in regards to you but hey, none of this matters because he wasn't honest to you. Nevermind that you'd probably not be able to get anywhere in life if you had a footage like that on your record. All that matters is that feelings were hurt.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: [[DadaComics Nutty Ned stories]] are a prime example of this.
* WheelchairWoobie: Subverted with Luca, who is treated like a perfectly normal kid to the point that the girls (Monica in particular) constantly swoon over him.
* TheWoobie: All 4 main characters have their moments of this.

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