!!Entire Site
* ArchivePanic: Averted by the archive's arrangement by issue, and by Peter's conscious decision to keep each individual story as self-contained as possible so anyone can jump in anywhere. ''Electric Wonderland'' is the exception, being more continuity-heavy. The banners don't have their own archive, though.
* GrowingTheBeard: ''Mulberry'' and ''Electric Wonderland'' show greater attempts for depth than the older comics do. ArtEvolution also seems apparent in all but the youngest of the flagship series.

!!Miscellaneous Comics
* {{Anvilicious}}: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/miscellaneous/index.php?issue=16&page=0 Vess MacMeal Starring in: The More You Know!]]" It seems possible this happened on purpose, since the comic acts as a throwback to cautionary stories written during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar.
* HilariousInHindsight: The ending of "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/miscellaneous/index.php?issue=16&pageType=index&seriesID=7 Vess MacMeal Starring in: The More You Know!]]" seems even more implausible when considering the person depicted as the antagonist died less than two months after the comic's release.
* SequelDisplacement: Even though Peter calls "Raiders of the Lost Arc" his favorite Platypus Comix story, he has an open hatred towards the half written in 1998. As a result, the website only features the half from 2001, set post-9/11.

* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/onlyme/ootwalkthrough.html My Ocarina of Time Walkthrough]]" has a point in which the player asks, "How do I defeat Jenova?" Instead of stating that Jenova comes from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', not ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', Peter fabricates instructions on how to gain the abilities to turn into a werewolf and "[[Franchise/FinalFantasy Omnislash]]". [[spoiler:He caps off his response by warning that defeating Jenova will cause the N64 to explode.]]
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Peter advises in "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/educational/bestsets.html The Five Best Sets Ever]]" that since Time-Life cut the price of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'': The Complete Collection in half, an '80s kid "...should buy this yesterday." Some time afterward, Time-Life lost the ''Real Ghostbusters'' DVD rights to Creator/SonyPictures, causing their collection to disappear, in favor of {{Vanilla Edition}}s containing fewer episodes, and no bonus features.
* HarsherInHindsight: The [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/kidswbyourself/thelastday.html review]] of Creator/KidsWB's final day includes a lament about the likelihood that ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfQuest'' would end after 13 episodes, then never air on US televisions again "until it appears on Creator/ToonDisney at 3 in the morning in the year 2014." Not only did the second season of ''World Of Quest'' air only in Europe, but Peter just happened to write that review mere months before Disney announced they had decided to replace Toon Disney with Creator/DisneyXD. On the bright side, his ExactWords don't give a ''completely'' correct prediction of the future of ''World Of Quest''; he feared it would disappear from the face of the Earth.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/onlyme/ootwalkthrough.html My Ocarina of Time Walkthrough]]" claims that beating Film/TheRunningMan in a race will grant the player a werewolf's curse. Five years later, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' starred a Link who could turn into a wolf.
** Reading Peter write, "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/kidzone/gack.html Spidey is red-hot and Batman is red-not. But stuff happens.]]", evidently unable to foresee Film/TheDarkKnightSaga rebuilding Franchise/{{Batman}}'s fame, and ''Film/SpiderMan3'' causing Franchise/SpiderMan to lose his.
** In 2004, Peter found a cartoon on Telefutura starring a homely schoolgirl named "Betty." After watching an episode, he published [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/hollywood/bettytoons.html a review]] online, titled "The most obscure cartoon I can possibly review." Two years later, the character of [[Series/YoSoyBettyLaFea Betty La Fea]] was formally introduced to America with the successful sitcom, ''Series/UglyBetty'', prompting Peter to retitle the article (now called "Ugly Betty: The Cartoon Series") and rewrite the opening and concluding paragraphs.
** It feels jarring now to read [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/tvguideads13.html this volume]] of "The Ancient Lost Art of ''TV Guide'' Advertising" and remember a short time when Peter would talk about ''Series/FreeSpirit'' without batting an eyelash, never mind [[SugarWiki/GushingAboutCharactersYouLike gushing about Winnie Goodwin]] or desiring to [[Webcomic/FreeSpirit2014 write better stories for her]].
** "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/kidzone/comingtodvdnever.html Why you may never see some of your favorite childhood shows on DVD]]" has an offhand comment that NBC took so long to release ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' season one on DVD, that "...they'll never get to [[DorkAge the seasons nobody cares about]]." This took on a new meaning after NBC decided to stop releasing ''SNL'' complete season DVD boxsets after season five, the last one to include any of the Not Ready For Primetime Players as regular cast members.
** "The Ancient Lost Art of ''TV Guide'' Advertising" Vol. 7, "The Bicentennial", shares [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/bored/bicentennial24.JPG a cover]] promoting the ''Series/WonderWoman'' TV show. Underneath, Peter laments that Franchise/WonderWoman apparently doesn't seem relatable enough for her own theatrical movie, with the rejection of a Creator/JossWhedon-penned screenplay prompting him to declare, "if Joss can't make it work, no one can." Eventually, Allan Heinberg and Creator/PattyJenkins would respectively pen and direct [[Film/WonderWoman2017 Wonder Woman's first big-screen solo movie]], and turn it into the first critical darling among the Film/DCExtendedUniverse's films. This statement might have also become HarsherInHindsight during the year of that movie's premiere, due to the scathing receptions of Joss' leaked ''Wonder Woman'' script, and the first released DC film with him as a credited screenwriter, ''Film/JusticeLeague2017''.
* OlderThanTheyThink: As noted in a later installment of "Worst Comix Ever!" Peter [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople/worstcomixever/whizkids.html reviewed]] ''Tandy Wiz Kids'' #2, "Fit to Win!" years before it appeared on ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall''.
* TheWoobie: Reading about Peter Paltridge's real life can get depressing sometimes, especially in the article about middle school bullies.

* HilariousInHindsight: The "[[http://platypuscomix.net/top182.gif Pony-Free Since 2001]]" banner took on some irony after a self-proclaimed Pegasister became one of the most frequent posters on the Platypus Comix forum.