-> '''Dave:''' Parental Control, if you need me, I'm just going into the garden to plant some crabs.\\
'''Parental Control:''' Good. Crabs are one of the tastiest vegetables on the worlds.

''[[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/ Educomix]]'' is an [[DadaComics insane]], [[StylisticSuck badly drawn]] webcomic on ComicFury which has nevertheless developed a [[CerebusSyndrome coherent plot]] with its own [[MagicAIsMagicA consistent internal logic]]. It follows the adventures of [[UnlikelyHero a normal guy named Dave]], the [[SoapboxSadie militant Ecoist]] Jessica, and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many other characters]] that switch in and out [[CharacterFocus as the plot requires]].

The archive is [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/archive/ here]], and the first strip can be found [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/1/ here]].
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!!This comic provides examples of:
* AccidentalKiss: [[spoiler:A strange example - Yuda and Duve were kissing because their non-Asian forms were kissing when they changed back to normal.]]
* AdamAndEvePlot: When Jessica is in the Garden of Edam, she and Adam are the only humans in existence.
* AIIsACrapshoot: The online teacher and [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Al]].
* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:[[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/133/ Dave and Jessica's first kiss was actually dreamed by Jessica.]]]]
** Also, the entire [[spoiler:Garden of Edam]] storyline was dreamed by Jessica.
* AlternateUniverse / AnotherDimension: Two universes other than the main one have appeared - one where black people are discriminated against (which isn't true in the main universe), and one where Dave and Jessica never met.
* AprilFoolsDay
** In the [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/43/ 2011 April Fools' Day strip]], [[GenderBlenderName Ma'am]] played a trick on Eyeclops.
** The [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/146/ 2012 April Fools' Day strip]] was an edit of the [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/1/ first ever strip]] that changed the ending.
* ARareSentence
-->'''Dave:''' I had too much coffee so I'm going to be in Asia for a while. OK, bye.\\
'''Jessica:''' [[LampshadeHanging I don't think that made any sense.]]
* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: Elements and compounds work in a completely different ([[MagicAIsMagicA yet consistent]]) way to in real life.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Asia is a country, and [[BeneathTheEarth beneath]] Ireland. Likewise, [[LandDownunder Australia]] [[{{Pun}} is beneath]] America. And [[MysteriousAntarctica the South Pole]] is its own country. [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} England]] is a small, apparently independent island (no other real-life parts of Britain have been mentioned).
-->'''Jessica:''' With its purple roads and steaming chimneys, Texas is literally the best village in America!
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: see WorldWarTwo.
** The current president of America is the first male president, and there have not yet been any white or straight presidents!
* ArtShift: Starting from [[http://educomix.webcomic.ws/comics/444 this strip]], Dave travels to a universe whose characters are more poorly-drawn than Educomix, seemingly intended to be from a different, non-existent webcomic. The [[http://educomix.webcomic.ws/comics/445 next strip]] also features a universe that uses [[PhotoComic photo backgrounds]].
* AscendedExtra: Dave, on [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/4 passing an exam]], says that he must be like Stephen the Hawk King, who later appears as an actual character. Jesus is similarly first mentioned [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/41/ here]].
** [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/38/ This strip]] introduces Jack and Hippie in minor roles - they both reappear later with slightly more importance.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Spikeclops is keen to keep Happy away from his sister Eyeclops.
* TheBlank: [[GenderBlenderName Ma'am, Madam, Lady, etc.]], and [[StickFigureComic Qstickman]].
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Ecoism (Jessica and Dave's religion) is portrayed as superior to the other religions in the strip (Euphemism and [[ChurchOfHappyology Ecotology]]), even though all their rules seem just as arbitrary as each other. Ecoists believe in never using water for anything except drinking to avoid damaging the "ecos", Euphemism appears to be similar to Christianity or Judaism (although they believe that [[AdamAndEvePlot Adam]] is still somewhere on Earth), and Ecotologists also want to save the ecos, but think that they can accomplish this by [[spoiler:populating the [[ArtisticLicenseGeography country of Asia]] with clones of everyone from the rest of the world. The main Ecotologist even has blue hair to contrast Jessica's orange hair!]]
* BuiltWithLego: The first panel of [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/7 this strip]] has Dave and Ma'am drawn as Lego figures for no apparent reason.
* ButICantBePregnant: Some time after Drug Abuse is made into toast, [[spoiler: Jessica eats him and becomes pregnant with him.]]
* CallARabbitASmeerp: Firefighters are referred to as "fire engines", and police officers are likewise called "crime engines".
* CatchPhrase
** "Good. I'll make toast." Mostly said by Jessica, [[SharePhrase but also by others]].
** InUniverse, Aussie's catchphrase is apparently "Bingos!"
* CerebusSyndrome
** When the comic started, the strips continued from each other, but there was no overall plot. As it continued, there were clearer storylines and references to previous strips that tied the whole thing together more. The characters have become more fleshed out and backstory for several countries was revealed. And, for a while, the comic had the main plot of [[spoiler:the war between Ireland and the South Pole]] continuing in the background of other, smaller plots. However, this hasn't made the comic any less [[DadaComics insane]]...
* ChewBubblegum: [[http://educomix.webcomic.ws/comics/pl/303123 This strip.]]
-->'''Juice:''' We're here to chew gum and destroy Ecotologist equipment. And we're not really here to chew gum, we're only here to destroy Ecotologist equipment.
* CloudCuckoolander: InUniverse, Dave qualifies. From our point of view, [[DadaComics everyone qualifies]].
* ComicFury
* ComputerVirus: [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/147/ Dave gets one from a spam e-mail.]]
* CrossOver: The strip [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/136/ crosses over]] with the author's game, [[http://sandbox.yoyogames.com/games/144192-eggy Eggy]].
* DadaComics
* DrunkDuck: former host before it moved to ComicFury.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The characters speak strangely even now, but it was more over-the-top in early strips.
-->'''Dave:''' I would like to apply for a job descriptions of the fire engine, ma'am.
* EconomyCast: Each job that Dave works in generally only has one other person seen working there.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Headmaster [[spoiler:Dooby]] Poppington. (Also see UnfortunateNames below.)
** Also, Spikeclops' first name is [[spoiler:Spikeclopstopher]].
* EnemyWithin: [[spoiler: Monocle Dave, an evil version of Dave created because Dave became a fire engine.]]
** Also, Anti-Jessica, into whom Jessica turns when she gets very angry.
* EvilCounterpart: Monocle Dave to Dave.
* FantasticRacism: [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/218379 Robots are discriminated against.]] It's referred to as "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything robophobia]]".
* GenderBlenderName: Ma'am, Madam, Lady, etc. are all men with [[TheBlank no face]].
* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: War, Famine, Pestilence, and [[OddNameOut Joel]]. [[spoiler:Dave also joins them, as Death.]]
* HulkingOut: Anti-Jessica, Jessica's SuperpoweredEvilSide.
* IdenticalLookingAsians: Inverted. Not only do the Asian characters look different from each other, [[spoiler: each Asian is a clone of each non-Asian person, so Asia is by necessity as diverse as the rest of the world.]]
* IdiotBall: Some characters' intelligence levels vary by storyline. Also, there's a [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/245 literal example]] - a red ball that makes you stupid while you're touching it.
* ItMakesSenseInContext: Once you've begun to understand the series' logic, a lot of parts become this.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* MagicAIsMagicA: Despite the craziness, certain things about the ecos are firmly established, e.g. urine is better than water.
** Also, the magic system is coincidentally based on letters - the known types of magic are Qmagic (used by Qwizards, and essentially the same as "normal" magic), Wmagic (used by the Whats in the VideoGame/{{Portal}} parody), Emagic (there's only one spell, but its effects are [[{{Magitek}} programmable by computer]]), Rmagic (SummonMagic), Tmagic ([[{{TimeMaster}} affects time]]), and Ymagic (ThePowerOfLove, used by Cupid).
* MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext
* ManOnFire: An odd version. Drug Abuse was [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/6 turned into toast]] and stayed that way until [[spoiler: Jessica ate him. And then later gave birth to him.]]
* MSPaint
* MushroomSamba: In [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/173/ this strip,]] Jessica has too much medication. She hallucinates that her disease has been cured and that Dave is another Jessica.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Used in TheRant of [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/357 this strip]].
* NewYearSameClass: Averted. After the nursery kids leave nursery, Eyeclops and Drug Abuse go to a different school from Happy, Zkt, and Qstickman.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: [[StephenHawking Stephen the Hawk King]] and [[JustinBieber Justin Beaver]].
** While President X always appeared to be based on UsefulNotes/BarackObama simply due to being a black president of America, it has now been made more explicit by the introduction of his rival Rick Motney.
* NoFourthWall
-->'''Juice:''' Did you mistake our house for an airport?\\
'''Dave:''' No, that was six chapters ago.
* ObliviousToLove: Dave is this with regards to Jessica, and [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/83/ a girl in his own dream.]]
* OffModel: Part of the style of the comic.
* OnlyOneName: Apparently, Dave's entire name is Daveward. Jessica's surname hasn't been mentioned either.
* {{Pluralses}}: Very common - see the page quote.
* POVSequel: [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/85 this strip]] is one to [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/84 the previous strip]].
* TheRant: marionic generally portrays himself as being as odd as the comic characters themselves. Usually, the only time the actual real-life production of the strip is mentioned is when a hiatus is being announced.
* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: In [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/305 this strip]]...
-->'''Dave:''' I'm not crap at it, explained Dave, I'm just not as good as Spikeclops is at it...
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The American government [[http://educomix.webcomic.ws/comics/308 apparently]] has software to collect information from everyone's computers, like the real-life NSA scandal.
* SanitySlippage: Apparently, becoming a [[CallARabbitASmeerp fire engine]] makes you insane, even if you don't know you've become one.
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: This is how the language of Finnish is portrayed.
* SeriesContinuityError: In [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/50/ an early appearance]] of Spikeclops, he appears to barely recognise Headmaster Poppington. Later events make it clear that Poppington is Spikeclops' uncle, and Spikeclops' surname is in fact Poppington.
* SharePhrase: "Good. I'll make toast."
* ShoutOut: WebAnimation/HomestarRunner shows up [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/5 in one strip]] as a nursery pupil.
** [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/46/ This strip]] is a parody of the ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' series.
** The Poke-Man storyline is a reference to ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''.
** Similarly, the Airport storyline is one big shout out to ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''.
** [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/133/ Joey Jones]] is based on ''Franchise/HarryPotter''.
** [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/102/ These two]] [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/103 consecutive strips]] are full of VideoGame references, including ''PacMan'', ''Franchise/MetalGear'', and ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''.
** [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/113/ This strip]] references many things via a costume party.
** Dave-like versions of [[Series/DoctorWho the Weeping Angels]] appear in [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/198/ this strip]].
** Even VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/287516 have been referenced]]!
** [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/288/ This strip]] references [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMNry4PE93Y "I like turtles"]].
** [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/304/ This strip]] references the "[[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/City_of_Steel#Animation_or_technical_glitches big and heavy]]" goof from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''.
* [[SmartBall Genius Ball]]: [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/249 The team ponders creating one by reversing the effects of an]] IdiotBall. It works...
* {{Smurfing}}: Drug Abuse's adoptive mother [[UnfortunateNames Domestic]] can apparently only say the word "Word." [[spoiler:And "Not guilty."]]
* SplitPersonality: Dave's arguments with Monocle Dave look like this to everyone else.
** D. Weacan has [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/135/ four personalities]].
* SpoofAesop
-->'''Dave:''' You've taught us all a valuable lesson! If we ever see evidence for a different religion, we should still treat the people that believe in it as idiots!
* StarfishLanguage: Venusians communicate by generating magnetic fields. Even [[spoiler:Peggy's dad]], who has the power to speak and understand any language, needs a magnet to communicate with them.
* [[StephenHawking Stephen the Hawk King]]: Unlike his real-life counterpart, he is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a large bird]] who can talk independently of his murderous wheelchair.
* StickFigureComic: Qstickman just looks like a stick figure. Some other characters have stick limbs.
* StockScream: [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/311/ In this strip,]] Qstickman [[{{Pun}} screams "WILHELM!!!"]]
* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: Everyone often adds random Ss to the end of words, and parts of the sentence will somehow be in brackets.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Completely averted for Dave, whose Parental Control, his only parent, appears to be [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a TV remote]].
* StylisticSuck: Not as extreme as some other comics, but proportions are often warped and the grammar is strange.
** However, according to [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/96/ this strip]], LolCats speak with perfect grammar in the world of Educomix. "Can I have a cheeseburger?"
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Anti-Jessica
* TemporalParadox: Two objects - Jessica's mask and Dave's fez - literally come from nowhere, having been given to their original owners by people from the future. [[spoiler:This causes a "Time Fart", which drains energy from other universes to keep the paradox in place.]]
* ToiletHumour: Given that, in the universe of the comic, urine is the eco-friendly substitute for water, it's not surprising that this happens every now and then.
-->'''Dave:''' WEEEEE! Get it? [[DadaComics "WEEEEE" sounds like "TOILET"!]]
* TripleNipple: Inverted - Adam has one nipple. [[spoiler:So does Dave.]] Played straight for Hippie Johnson.
* UnfortunateNames: Drug Abuse. "Abuse" is apparently his surname.
** Drug Abuse's adoptive parents are named Child and Domestic.
* UnusualEuphemism: There are a few examples. In particular, "Eco" is used in place of "God" by Ecoists.
-->'''Dave:''' What the Ludwig van Heck were you even doing in my nearly edible food-based snack?
* UrineTrouble: It's an established rule (from the very first strip) that that urine is better for the "ecos" than water, so naturally, this trope is commonly shown.
* VillainEpisode: The villains of the comic got [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/108/ a couple]] [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/124/ of strips]] to themselves.
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:[[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/157/ "Dave, before we go, I just want to say... I love you."]]]]
* WheelOFeet: Appears several times as Dave's way of running, starting from the fourth strip ever!
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Dave and Jessica. Jessica clearly likes Dave, but Dave may be ObliviousToLove. In [[http://educomix.thecomicseries.com/comics/400/ this strip]], [[spoiler:they kiss for the first time.]]
* WorldWarTwo: [[ArtisticLicenseHistory The war was fought between Ireland and the South Pole, and one of the combatants was Jesus.]]