These are subjective tropes in the work of Main/TheCyantianChronicles.
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* ArchiveBinge gets paired with it's sister trope, ArchivePanic. ''Akaelae'' alone is up to 1100+ individual updates. Thankfully, there's a monthly archive which condences everything into proper pages instead of the individual updates.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Typically, there's at least one per chapter. One of the most recent involves a direct physical reminder that incoming fire has the right of way.
--> Celina: "Can't let him bite his tongue!"
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: They are here and there, from time to time. Celina has had the most so far. Sheana has also gotten one that also counts as a crowning moment of funny.
* FanPreferredCouple: In ''Campus Safari'', Chatin has three suitors: Collin, Cisco and Twinky. There have been both forum and tagboard debates over which guy will get her in the end. As of July 2009, she hasn't made a choice but seems to be leaning toward Twinky.
** There's no debate on Cilke and [[spoiler:Chrome]] hooking up though, everybody likes that pairing.
* MarySue: Averted. WordOfGod has stated that if anybody is Tiffany's MarySue, it's Quinn. It's the fans during the conversation who stated that Quinn has issues that keep her out of utter MarySue-ness.
** Tiffany has also stated that she tends to add flaws to deliberately prevent anybody from becoming a MarySue.
* MoeMoe: Tira, Ravon and possibly Darrik best qualify in Akaelae.
** Tae, Kea and Kibi qualify best for ''Campus Safari''. Khaelis tries, but Darius is immune, thanks to having Tae and Kea as little sisters.
* MoralEventHorizon: Rama is the worst offender. Starting the "Ridge War", a war whose repercussions are still felt 400+ years later, is one of the lesser of his crimes. ''Akaelae'' contains more on how Rama has crossed into amoral bastard territory. ''Darius'' (The comic) contains even more. In the first two updates. Rama's an utter [[UnusualEuphemism dratsad]].
** [[spoiler: Rezna also crosses this line during ''No Angel''. Attempting to exterminate all humans on Mars Academy is only the start of what he's done.]]
* NightmareFuel: Rama's utter amorality in carrying out his plans.
* {{Sequelitis}}: Inverted. ''Campus Safari'' has ''Akaelae'', ''Gralen Cragg Hall'' '''and''' ''Genoworks Saga'' as {{prequel}}s. Not to mention ''Puppet Strings'' and the ''Akaelae 0 Prequel'' is a prequel to ''Akaelae''.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Despite the author not wanting the strip in question to sound political, it seems that not having a standing military tied Alpha and Syrus' hands and almost made [[spoiler:Celina lost forever on an alien colony ship. The fact that the aliens more or less gloated over the fact that they have taken ''multiple'' kids didn't help the mood either.]] Alpha then complained how complacent the population has become. [[spoiler:No doubt this will play a role in the Centralis Teraplex war.]]
* StopHelpingMe:
** According to the author: "Nobody needs Quinn's help!"
** And yet Quinn wants to help almost everyone!
* TastesLikeDiabetes: [[http://hariman.deviantart.com/art/The-joy-of-falling-snow-150461581 This commission of the normally stoic Celina.]] It has been called "sickeningly cute" by [[WordOfGod Tiffany herself.]]
* {{Woobie}}: Khaelis. Also Tae and Kea. Darrik, for a (a lot of) time, during Akaelae. Even Celina, during one arc.
** Don't forget about Vincent during the beginning of Akaelae.