Awesomeness by Analysis: Played with: Ash relies on Don't Think. Feel for his driving techniques, but Ash's racing technique is to constantly analyze the situation until he finds an advantage he can capitalize on. Ironically his reflexive driving skills leave his mind free to to concentrate on the race itself.
Becoming the Mask: Ash fears that pretending to be a girl all the time will result in becoming one in mind as well as body. Ash has rather feminine body language and reactions, although he doesn't notice unless it goes over the top (like the swooning incident).
Butch Lesbian: As a result of his sexual preferences not changing.
Butt Monkey: Ash. So far he's been changed into a girl, shanghaied into several races he'd rather not take part of, or in which the odds were artificially inflated against him, and gone through a whole lot of emotional hurt without being able to do much about it. Ash was also threatened none-too-subtly with rape by two men.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Ash can be brash and judgemental, hot-tempered and at times impulsive; but he's also a genuinely well-meaning person with a strong conscience, cares deeply about his family and friends, and despite his bull-headedness carries a depth of empathy and a strong moral code. In other words, just your average guy caught in extenuating circumstances but trying to make the best of them.
Men Don't Cry: Firmly believes this, along with a lot of other masculine stereotypes, and is distressed when he starts crying because he thinks it means he's becoming accustomed to his new sex.
Tomboy: Given that Ash is a gender bended boy, he dresses accordingly. But sometimes he is put into drag.
Transsexual: Ash acts more like a real transgender teenager than most Gender Benderwebcomic protagonists. Emily even suggests gender reassignment surgery as an option at one point. The possibility was addressed in Ask Ash, where he is worried that girl!Ash getting gender reassignment surgery prior to Rumisiel fixing everything would result in him retroactively getting gender reassignment surgery after the mistake is corrected. Not to mention F-to-M surgery is pretty damn crappy at this point in time.
Would Not Hit a Girl: Minor BSOD when Ash punches a girl in the face, something he would have never done prior to the misfile and something Emily had already lampshaded as being tantamount to surrendering his manhood.
Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: She obsessively studied to get into Harvard, because of her Education Mama. This makes her extremely knowledgeable and very smart. There are, however, two problems with this: Firstly, she has several social problems because she hasn't done any socializing in her past life. Secondly-and this is unrelated to the trope at large-this has Unfortunate Implications. Namely, that colleges don't take the obsessive studiers, they want people who are involved.
Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: It's not enough that he memorizes women's vaginas, due to his job as a gynecologist... it's the fact that he'll describe them for everyone in earshot at the drop of a hat.
Blackmail: Of sorts - to make sure that Ms. MacArthur doesn't prohibit Emily from spending time with Ash, he notes that he could really help Emily get into Harvard, as he knows several people there. But he'd really only go that far for his daughter's friends.
Control Freak: The reason that Ash's mother left him. Matured out of this for the current timeline. He matured out of it in both timelines; the difference lies in how he treats his child. As a boy, Ash was given the cold shoulder by his emotionally distant father; as a girl, she gets a Doting Parent out of the deal. Besides the relationship element, Edward probably sees even more of Marie in girl-Ash, hence his more affectionate manner. Indeed: he seems quite upset about how distant he and Ash have been since the misfile (which is no less than they were when Ash was male), and openly comments on it. Ash, of course, is too uncomfortable to really reply.
Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: He might not have known that Ramael's an angel, but standing up to the guy (mysterious stranger with shady look about him, anyone?) was still pretty Badass of Dr. Upton. Ash, and even Vashiel, were both gobsmacked and awed by it.
Calling The Old Woman Out: Though it's Emily's mother, not her own, that's on the recieving end. She then reveals that she was going to do it anyway before leaving for college, and Ms. McArthur's recent ABRASIVENESS toward her own daughter has provided her with an opportunity to let loose what she REALLY thinks of Emily's beloved smother.
Wrench Wench: She doesn't have her license yet, and yet she's already capable of putting together quality racing vehicles (she was the one responsible for all of Tom's cars).
Ascended Extra: Originally just a friend from Ash's Gym Class, who showed up every once in a while. Now, she's become a fairly important plot character character.
Morality Pet: Ever since befriending Cassiel, the angel has been getting less and less selfish.
Nice Girl: Which is noted - Ash remembers her as one of the few girls who was genuinely kind and friendly towards him/her, and she manages to avoid being a doormat despite her sweet nature. She's also apparently the only human Cassiel shows genuine regard for.
Pals with Jesus: Although she doesn't know Cassiel is an angel, her friendship with Cassiel is genuinely a friendship, in contrast with Ash and Emily's 'friendship' with Rumisiel, where Ash is just waiting for Rumi to correct the Misfile.
Token Black: Kind of, seeing as there aren't any other dark-skinned characters of importance. Still, given the centralized cast, it's not really very jarring - especially since she's not a stereotyped character.
Put on a Bus: Wasn't seen for over a thousand strips after the Cape Cod race.
Relationship Upgrade: Played with, it seems that girl-Ash's 'fun' with him that one night in the car caused James to interpret that as such. Unfortunately for him, the Misfiled Ash we know wants to keep him as her best friend.
Unlucky Childhood Friend: Not only was James the best friend of boy-Ash, it's revealed that girl-ash even lost her virginity to him. Unfortunately, the misfiled Ash is squicked out by this.
Anime Hair: His spiky hair was even the source of his fan nickname!
Aura Vision: Logan can tell the difference between humans and angel, without the angel needing to reveal themselves.
Badass Driver: Despite never racing before, he's very naturally gifted and proved a challenge for Ash, a more experienced racer.
Badass Pacifist: Logan manages to save Ash and Missi from their near rape experience, not by beating the pulp out of the two would be rapists, but by taking a picture and threatening that he'd run and tell the cops if they wouldn't leave... He just moments later reveals to the two his phone battery was dead, and he wasn't all that fast a runner.
Missing Mom: Male Ash lived with his father, his mother leaving when she was little, and had to be told a certain picture was of his Mom. Girl Ash, however, had more contact with her Mom. The discretion is that both had written a letter to her, but Girl-Ash sent the letter, while Boy-Ash ripped it up because it made him feel 'like a sissy boy'.
My Girl Is a Slut: recently revealed that she met Edward Upton in a wild night, including a threesome!
Ms. Mc Arthur
Education Mama: Ms. McArthur pretty much has an obsession with seeing Emily go to an Ivy League school. She prefers Harvard, although she's more than willing to consider other options.
Hidden Depths: She shows some unexpected appreciation and insight about cars, as she reveals when she sees the classic Mustang Emily received from Ash's winning against Burt - her father actually owned a car of the same kind when she was a girl. Emily states the next day that they talked for a good while, her mother giving Emily insight into her grandparents.
Hidden Depths: When he explains how he really felt about his job and why he screwed up, he becomes somewhat more sympathetic both to viewers and to Ash (as much as he can be, at any rate).
Mundane Utility: Rumisiel is an angel, and you'd expect him to have some kind of awesome holy weapon for smiting the heathens, right? Wrong. He works in filing, so he gets a "filing multi-tool" that "does all sorts of neat records-keeping stuff. It scans, records, photographs. The newest upgrade even has web access." Wait... So THAT'S where Jack Bauer got his cell phone!
Ash: You probably just use it to look at porn. Rumisiel: No way! Ash: Let me see your bookmarks! Rumisiel: No! I'm sending it back to the ether! It's not for mortal eyes!
Obfuscating Stupidity: While he can generally be a bit of a moron, much of the time he acts like a nuisance when Ash is in a sour mood, he's actually hoping for Ash to vent his/her frustration on Rumi as a coping mechanism. Invoked by Rumisiel here.
Cannot Tell a Lie: To the extreme - not only can he not tell a lie, he tells the truth in its entirety even if it would be better not to. He literally cannot hide falsehood nor details. It's likely the only reason he hasn't been locked away is because nothing he's said is too outlandish... and because his brother is there to prevent such from happening.
Knight Templar: In his backstory - apparently he destroyed a city and smote many people, for which he was punished by the Celestial Beaurocracy. For his part, Vashiel believes the punishment was right and just.
Rumisiel's ex, who has taken some time off to pop down and see how he's doing with his punishment. But not in a good way; things apparently went south between the two, and she seems quite eager to make sure his sojourn to Earth becomes a bit more permanent. She's also Satan's neice.Associated tropes:
Although she did convince James to fake being in a relationship with her to try and make Ash jealous and stir up Rumisiel. It doesn't go anywhere - Ash's attempts to "feel happy for him" make James feel guilty for doing it, and he informs Cassi than he's ending the charade just before cheerfully slamming the door in her face.
Shape Shifter Default Form: Type B; even though she is said to be capable of many different illusiory forms, she sticks to the one, even when it'd make more sense to try another (such as when she tried to fool Rumisiel the first time).
Woman Scorned: Not elaborated on at this time, but this is her main motivation for her issues with Rumi.
Blood Knight: Admits that he finds smiting evildoers to be addictive.
Reasonable Authority Figure: Consider that he chose to be lenient with Rumisiel for eliminating the body of a dead Archon - despite it being crucial evidence for a case being investigated - because Rumisiel's motive was well-intentioned defence of his brother.