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A lack of coffee drives Quantum Cop to police brutality.
In Holiday Wars, Tegan, the comic's protagonist, is a coffee junkie and declares so in this episode.
A girl in asks "Have you ever drank so much coffee that your pee smells like coffee?"
Mandatory Roller Coaster Subverted in , where Brent Sienna is initially PVP addicted to coffee but has to give it up for health reasons. Then when PVP magazine is in crisis, and Brent insists on coffee to "give him his edge", it turns out it was decaf in a classic example of " the magic was in you all along."
normally has the action taking place at night. When the hero has to get up during the day, Antihero for Hire he needs his coffee. He ends up spending most of the arc looking for some.
uses this trope from time to time, particularly with the Crud Puppy.
User Friendly Early strips of the comic have tech support member Greg harassed by a Kool-Aid Man-esque can of diet cola when he decides to try to cut back on caffeine.
"I just rewrote the Linux kernel!" "When did you learn to program?" "This morning!"
After attempting to make a truly Uninterruptible Power Supply powered by uranium, Pitr reveals that as of recently he's been making coffee with heavy water.
What's the first thing they restore power to after moving their operations into an abandoned nuclear silo? Nope, not lights... "Ahhh, truly dark roast."
Vanamonde von Mekkhan from spends all his time in a coffee shop in Mechanicsburg, and certainly does enjoy his coffee. He has even written a textbook on coffee preparation (under a pseudonym): Girl Genius .
Bean There, Done That This shows a Questionable Content justified example. Really surprising the trope doesn't crop up more often since QC centers around a .
coffee shop In another strip, someone offers Faye coffee first thing in the morning, and she drinks it straight from the carafe.
From , the prequel book The Order of the Stick reveals that before he became a lich, Xykon loved coffee (he even refused to let Redcloak and Right-eye tell them about their plan until he had some), and extolled the virtues of bad coffee (as he puts it, when you drink truly horrible coffee, you force yourself to re-experience every good cup you've ever had to block out the slop you're currently pouring down your throat). When he tries to drink his first cup of coffee after becoming a lich and discovers he can no longer taste coffee, he reacts... poorly.
Start of Darkness : If you touch Inquisitor Eastwood's coffee, Exterminatus Now he will break your arm.
This strip of .
El Goonish Shive Dante, the Head Programmer in , can tell from nearly fifteen feet away if the coffee in the office machine has been replaced with decaf.
Angst Technology has a Rooster Teeth Comics Running Gag about Matt having died from lack of caffeine.
Margaret Browning from is a textbook example, her bucket-sized coffee cup being known as "The Browning" and formerly known as "The Suicide".
College Roomies From Hell is a great example. The main character "Doc" brews his own Mt Dew because the normal stuff is too weak.
The Whiteboard One arc involves Doc drinking energy shots by the quart after he runs out of Dew and coffee, resulting in one of the more "realistic" portrayals of Caffeine Bullet Time.
An early strip, from when the writer admits she was going for the newspaper comic audience.
Ozy and Millie Lynette from Sharing a Universe quickly got hooked on the stuff and turned herself into "The Coffee Hunter" stalking the city after those precious beans when Alison decided to intervene and stop supplying her addiction.
Freefall Florence Ambrose tends to take exception to having her coffee taken away, as only a carnivore can. She also explicitly cited the availability of coffee as a benefit of restoring power to Sam's ship.
In the Feb 5, 2014 strip, the coffee maker still brewing is implied to be the reason that the compound where Dr. Bowman is being held wasn't able to reach 50% in under 60 seconds.
: Psycho Mantis.
The Last Days of FOXHOUND Ralph from is an avid drinker of the stuff.
Melonpool Ruth in has rarely been seen Altermeta not holding a cup of coffee. In fact, everyone around him carries emergency caffeine sources, just in case.
This strip from the blog of the french cartoonist Boulet.
Monica of gets like this Wapsi Square sometimes.
In , part of the test to see if a geek is ' General Protection Fault The One' is a test of caffeine addiction. Fooker passed it by enjoying coffee that has congealed to the consistency of tar. Sharon passed it by chewing coffee beans and washing them down with more coffee.
In when Torg and Riff briefly got regular 9-to-5 jobs they became coffee zombies in the morning.
Sluggy Freelance Later, making everyone addicted to high-octane "coffee" (that is explosive in its undiluted state) is just one form of Government Drug Enforcement in 4U City. And cutting off the coffee pipeline sets off a massive revolution.
In one contemporary arc strip of , Arthur, who is decidedly Arthur, King of Time and Space Not a Morning Person, is shown pouring coffee on his cereal. It's left ambiguous how intentional this is.
Ada from likes Jackies Fridge her coffee very strong!
White from Grey is..., especially in the mornings but it seems to be his drink of choice all the time. When he first gets back after two years away, the first thing he does after greeting Black is search the house for coffee
Baby Blue holds it while demonstrating Not a Morning Person in . Then, she is disgruntled for additional reasons.
Sinfest Monique moves from "Kill me now." to "I can move mountains!"
In , Three Jaguars Business Manager lives on it. She even is drinking coffee in preparation for the actual launch.