* AGoodNameForARockBand: The Nasaghasts.
** Punch Dracula.
** Secret Robot Animal.
** Death Volley.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The narrative encourages wildly varying interpretations of the main characters.
** Is Doc a hero, a villain, or a WellIntentionedExtremist? He kills without mercy (and often unnecessarily) and opposes King Radical out of what is clearly a personal vendetta as opposed to plain heroism. [[spoiler: Of course, it turns out that he's right about King Rad having nefarious plans]].
** Is King Radical an AntiVillain, a hero, or a VillainWithGoodPublicity? He is doing his best to make the world as a whole (and Cumberland) in particular a more awesome place in which to live, but he acts like a mafia don and recruits criminals. In the "All the King's Dirtbikes and All the King's Men" arc, it's revealed that Rad is [[spoiler:trying to transform Doc's world into a new Radical land, but is actually a version of Chuck Goodrich]], flipping the scale back and forth between villainous and heroic.
* CrazyAwesome: TheSeries.
** The title character shows moments of being somewhat mentally unbalanced, but always in ridiculously cool ways. For instance, in one arc he is inspired to go rescue his estranged family from a shipload of pirates by a talking roast turkey, who explicitly tells him that it's an illusion. In the next arc, he attempts to find out how a Velociraptor got into his office by busting through a skylight in a warehouse and accosting some random burly types, because his decision-making process is based on "What Would Batman Do?" He comes by this honestly, as his father's favorite way of evading pursuit is to [[IncendiaryExponent set himself on fire]], because, "They can't grab me if I'm on fire." It's gotten to the point where Dr. [=McNinja=] is now its god in the [[Pantheon/{{Theater}} Pantheon]].
** A good example [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/10p8 here]]. The Amazing Flying Shooting Juan.
** And from that trope's page:
--> '''Dr. [=McNinja=]:''' Oh. How stupid of me. That was the sound of ''chainsaw nunchucks''.
** Dr. [=McNinja=] jumps off the moon, completely unassisted, carrying a Dracula-bot, and then proceeds to [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/11p48 SURF]] said Dracula-bot to Earth's surface.
** [=McNinja=] [[spoiler:cheated death with a ShutUpHannibal]] and a well-placed left hook.
** In Futures trading, King Radical and Co. managed to print off the internet [[spoiler:just before the super intelligent dinosaurs shut it down.]]
** It would be easier to list what ''isn't'' CrazyAwesome in this comic. But then, that's probably mostly uninteresting stuff.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Happens ''a lot''. The ending of "Judy Gets A Kitten" is probably the best example. [[spoiler: If you think you could never laugh at a Velociraptor trying to eat a kitten, you're wrong.]]
** The creators celebrate anniversaries for the comic by having something awful happen to [[TheChewToy Doc]], such as having "HAPPY FIRST ANNIVERSARY DR. MCNINJA!" written on a page that has Doc being gunned down by a group of assassins.
* FauxSymbolism: [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/21p100/ This page]]
-->'''AltText''': The script for this page reads: "9) The sun rises. Symbolic as hell."
* FoeYay:
** Doc and Hortense. They ''are'' exes after all.
** Also, Doc and Frans. And Dan and Frans. Everyone's gay for Frans?
** Now, Doc and [[spoiler: King Radical]].
* HeartwarmingInHindsight: In one of the early arcs, Doc tries to solve a mystery by asking himself "What would ''Batman'' do". [[spoiler: In "AWOL MD" we learn that he does things like that because he loved Batman comics growing up and they inspired him to the hero and nice guy he is today.]]
* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/KateBeaton's guest comic had [=McNinja=] not knowing what do to his [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/12p3 potato garden]]. Flash forward 2 years to the Army of One storyline, where it turns out the clone in charge of learning agriculture didn't make it to the amalgamation.
** For the author, [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/21p30 this page]], since it was written days before the US President's announcement of the death of Osama Bin Laden, public enemy number one, and happened to be posted twelve hours afterward. For everyone else, it felt like it was RippedFromTheHeadlines (unless they had only just found out from the AltText).
** Anyone remember [[spoiler: Archibald, king of the hobos?]]
** Chuck Goodrich thinks reading books is boring. [[spoiler:Whether he's Mayor of Cumberland, or King Radical.]]
* InferredHolocaust: When King Radical [[spoiler:turns the buildings of Cumberland into a GiantMecha]], how many people do you think died or were seriously injured while their ''entire houses'' were floating through the air? Let alone [[spoiler:while the mecha itself moves around]].
** Surprisingly averted when [[spoiler: the Radbot gets deactivated. All the buildings just gently fall back into their proper places, which the AltText [[LampshadeHanging jokingly]] [[HandWave suggests]] is caused by the [[VoodooShark "advanced gho]][[NoEndorHolocaust st network"]].]]
* JerkAssWoobie: King Radical. He just wants to make the world a cooler place, and when he talks to Dr. [=McLuchador=][[spoiler:/[=McNinja=]]] about Radical Land, you can almost ''feel'' the longing in the text. ''Almost'' had another example in a recent comic when [[spoiler: Herschel explodes]] and looks terrified, but is overjoyed by his replacement.
** In "All The King's Dirtbikes And All The King's Men" we learn that [[spoiler: Sparklelord]] became evil partially because the then-current King Radical (back then our King Radical was just Sir Sicknasty) and his allies ''destroyed his home and people just because they weren't cool enough''. '''Ouch'''.
* JumpingTheShark: {{Lampshaded}} in the alt text on [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/11p24/ this page]].
* MagnificentBastard: Gordito, of all people, deliberately puts himself and Doc in danger in order to push Martin, a Hulk CaptainErsatz, past his mental block.
** King Radical.
* MemeticBadass: Doc himself.
* MemeticMutation: Ninjas can't catch you if...
** [[http://img.izismile.com/img/img3/20100302/ninjas_cant_01.jpg You're on fire]]/[[http://static.desktopnexus.com/thumbnails/112168-bigthumbnail.jpg You divide by zero]]/[[http://files.sharenator.com/wallpaper_249781_Ninjas_wont_catch_you_if-s1280x1024-84208.jpg You're thinking with]] VideoGame/{{Portal}}s/[[http://www.lowbird.com/data/images/2011/03/1255863952687.jpg You're covered in Bees]]/[[http://pictures.mastermarf.com/blog/2009/090925-ninja-cant-moon.jpg You just surfed a Robot Dracula from the Moon]], [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ninjas-cant-catch-you-if etc.]]
* RewatchBonus: Everything about King Radical, Chuck Goodrich, and Sparklelord after we learn their respective origins.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: The appropriately titled chapter, "Judy gets a kitten". Because [[CuteKitten kittens are cute]].
* WhatAnIdiot: The president landing Marine One on the Radbot's hand and not even bothering to keep it running just in case Rad should decide to...you know...move the hand. This even lampshaded in the alt-text. Similarly, assuming that King Radical would be willing to hand over the Radbot in exchange for a simple case of Mountain Dew Code Red. To be fair, Radical didn't actually go back on his word, that just doesn't mean he'll stop Ron from doing it for him.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Really just the whole thing, but lampshaded by the author [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/25p92/ with the introduction of King Radical's henchmen]], the {{Dubstep}} Quartet.
--> Sometimes people are all "Dude what are you ON when you come up with your ideas?!" And I get insulted, but I will get straight with you. I came up with dubstep quartet while drunk.