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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Franchise/MegaMan as a mindless killing machine and [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] as a serial kidnapper, pure NightmareFuel there.
* {{Anvilicious}}: Her AuthorFilibuster is usually dropped with the subtelty of an anvil.
** SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Her sarcastic comment on ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'''s UnpleasableFanbase as well as the [[StopHavingFunGuys community]] of Dota 2, however really needed to be dropped.
* ArcFatigue: Until a while ago, most of the fans were complaining about Jo focusing too much on Dota 2 comics and rarely doing any other comics. With how long the Dota 2 comics have gone on, and Jo adding a comment pending attribute to his site, the rage has stopped and turned into silence.
* BaseBreaker: Some strips reference the WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic series. Some of the base is "Alright! Welcome to the herd, Jo!" and the others are "Seriously? This is one of the last pony-free places on the Internet! Not you too!". And those are the ''milder'' comments. You can read the rest [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/558/comments here]].
* BrokenBase: There is a considerable rift between those who prefer ''Team Fortress 2'' comics and those who prefer ''DOTA 2'' comics which isn't helped by the fact that most of the gags for either will only make sense if you really know the games meaning a huge chunk of the base simply won't get the joke for either.
* EpilepticTrees: [[http://nerfnow.com/comic/305 Just how]] ''[[http://nerfnow.com/comic/305 does]]'' [[http://nerfnow.com/comic/305 the dispenser heal someone?]]
* FandomBerserkButton: Referred to Link from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' as Zelda in [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/234 this strip]], sparking incendiary [[http://nerfnow.com/comic/234/comments comments]].
* FridgeBrilliance: In [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/227 this Christmas comic]], why did Engie-tan's sentry gun attack Santa Claus? Well, she's the BLU Engie, and Santa wears red...
** Why did Jane seem to be trying to be at odds with Morgan? Jane and Morgan are {{Gender Flip}}s of the [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Soldier and Demoman]] respectively and [[http://www.teamfortress.com/war/part1/index.htm the two classes had an event competing against each other]].
* HilariousInHindsight:
** One of the rants Jo attaches to his strips had him trying to convince people that the Wii would be Nintendo's last home console. Barely '''''a day''''' later, many sources started claiming that Nintendo would be unveiling their new console at that E3 2011.
** Cast your eyes on [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/534 this]] comic, which was released about a day or two after the Uber Update. Now, have a look at one specific [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Stately_Steel_Toe item]] that Valve added into Team Fortress 2 on the first of July, about a week after the Uber Update.
** The author has a habit of accidentally predicting VideoGame/TeamFortress2 updates, it seems. [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/212 Such as robot Pyros,]] which came with the rest of the robot classes in Mann Vs. Machine.
** The author made a joke where he [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/816 briefly consider genderbending the male heroes from Dota 2 before deciding against it.]] What makes this funnier in hindsight is that Valve is planning to turn one of the male heroes (Legion Commander) into a woman for Dota 2.
** [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/1003 In this comic, Crystal Maiden got a Snowl after getting curbstomped.]] [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/1028 25 comics later...]]
* HoYay:
** [[http://nerfnow.com/comic/18 Of course,]] done between [[MemeticMutation the Heavy and Medic]]. Hell, he even [[http://nerfnow.com/comic/94 fights over]] the Medic with [[DistaffCounterpart a female one]]. [[spoiler:[[http://nerfnow.com/comic/98 On the other hand, the Medic goes with HWGirl instead.]]]]
** And between [[http://nerfnow.com/comic/291 Louis and Francis]] for survival purposes.
* JumpingTheShark: Some feel this way about the purple tentacle and dialog driven comics.
** Entirely dropping the TF2 comics in favor of Dota 2.
* {{Moe}}: Oh so very, very much.
* MemeticMutation: Every comic will have at least one person put a "spy here!" photo note on some area of empty space, nearly every pointed finger will have a photo note of "[[FingerGun POW!]] Haha!" and anything with a female will have a photo note that lays claim to the female (or just part of their body). Lines from the Meet the Team videos are also commonplace, and to a lesser extent, "Nerf Now, now with more trope.". Lampshaded by the author [[http://nerfnow.com/comic/329/ in this strip]] and [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/1235 this strip]].
** If any character's open hand is visible, somebody will probably leave a photo note saying "Slap my hand!" referencing the Spy asking for a high five.
* NightmareFuel: [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/71 Let's just say that time wasn't very kind on ol 'Megaman.]] What makes it scarier is that it would make perfect sense for Megaman to look that way in comparison to recent Robot Masters, considering how long he has been running.
* OlderThanTheyThink: Jopiera borrows the [=TF2-tan=] style from another artist, who in turn borrowed from Japanese doujinshi.
* SeasonalRot: Later comics have strayed away from cute characters doing amusing things and seem to serve more as a way for Jo to [[AuthorFilibuster state an opinion about something]].
* TearJerker:
** The "She was just level one" story arc.
** A bit less severe, but Drone-tan's hive cluster being annihilated by Terran forces.
** [[spoiler: Sniper-tan and Pyro's relationship unraveling.]]
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The author's reaction when 2K studios announced a FPS sequel to the X-COM series.
* UnpleasableFanbase: While not prevalent to the strip itself, The author certainly made a jab at [=DotA 2=]'s fanbase regarding the [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/1152 Diretide event]].
* WhatAnIdiot: When Engie goes to star in her own game, she goes to [[VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}} Minette]] for advice. She does this on the grounds that Minette is still just an NPC, having not gotten enough fan votes to be added to ''Skullgirls'' as a playable character, and would be a good example of what ''[[AntiRoleModel not]]'' to do. While that might be a good idea, [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/1176 actually telling her that is not]].

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