Webcomic / Pastamonsters

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Clockwise, starting from the left: The Rake, the Shadowlurker, Slenderman, Smile Dog, Eyeless Jack, Mr. Widemouth, Jeff the Killer, Grinny Cat, Ms. P, BEN, Grinny (human form), Zalgo, Suicide Mouse.exe, BOB, Aton, Smile Dog (human form), Enderman, Lara.

Pastamonsters is a somewhat Slice of Life - ish webcomic by Comickit on Deviantart. It chronicles multiple Creepypasta characters, such as Slenderman, Jeff, and Smile.dog, as they go about their lives. It has been up since 2011. The plot revolves around the Proxies daily lives that range from saving the multiverse to finding where the TV remote went.

Tropes used in Pastamonsters


  • Abusive Parent:
  • Academy of Evil: Proxy High.
  • Adaptational Jerkass / Adaptational Villainy: All of the characters are pretty nasty and mean even compared to their Creepypasta counterparts.
  • Anti-Hero: Pretty much every character in the series (with the exception of Sally and Lara) is this, what with their horrible personalities and debauchery-based destruction. Jeff is a straight-up Villain Protagonist, Eyeless Jack just has issues with his co-workers, and Slenderman borders on Villain Protagonist.
  • Affably Evil: Slenderman flip-flops between this and Faux Affably Evil. It depends on who he's talking to.
  • Arch-Enemy
    • Zalgo to Slenderman.
    • Mancala to BEN.
  • Art Evolution: Any comic drawn after Comickit's hiatus is drawn more in depth and the characters looking less like Noodle People.
  • Ax-Crazy: No joke, every single main/secondary character, save for Aton and Lara, have moments where they portray common traits of a psychopath.
    • Jeff the Killer's personality is more or less the main as his original's. He regularly murders people for laughs, terrorizes his own friends and goes on homicidal rampages at a bank, among other things.
    • Zalgo has destroyed entire civilizations, ruined the lives of billions, massacres and enslaves millions on a daily basis, all For the Evulz.
    • President Bush is often portrayed as a Psychopathic Man Child because of his extreme obsession with the money and power.
    • Slenderman himself, despite being one of the sanest characters, has his moments of insanity, typically caused by the extreme stress he deals with while mentoring the Proxies.
  • Badass Baritone: Slenderman, Zalgo, and Aton, depending on what dub you're listening to.
  • Badass Grandpa: Bush, Zalgo Slenderman are older than most of the cast, yet they are still able to dominate anyone in a fight without age hindering them.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Slenderman, of course.
  • Bad Boss: Expect a lot of these. Nearly every single boss in the series can quality. Due to an unfortunate past expeirence, Comickit does not particularly care for bosses.
  • Battle in the Rain: In the "High School" arc, Laughing Jack and Will's fight takes place during a thunderstorm.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Zalgo, Enderman, and Jeff are always jockeying for position of the Big Bad.
  • Big Fancy House:
    • Proxy Mansion in spades. It's a humongous mansion with many amenities such as recreational sports, a bar, countless swimming pools, a fucking movie theater, a car garage, and many valuable trinkets and amulets. Needless to say, it's no wonder why Slenderman doesn't like the disrespectful and destructive Proxies living there.
    • Enderman's mansion could also qualify.
  • Black and Grey Morality: This comes into play when you have Jeff the Killer and Slenderman on one side, and Zalgo and Enderman on the other.
  • Black Comedy: The comic runs off this.
  • Black Comedy Rape:
    • BEN is implied to occasionally molest and/or rape other men (most frequently Jeff), though it's mostly just brought up as a throwaway joke every once in awhile. If anything, he's probably molested some poor guy at some point in time, but he more likely just enjoys using sexual threats for the sake of making people uncomfortable.
    • Ms. P has also raped Jeff on at least three occasions, but it's all played for laughs.
    • Sexual Offenderman does this as a hobby. One scene cuts in on him spooning an uncomfortable Laughing Jack in his bed. He then pats Jack on the back and says "You look so peaceful sleeping." Once he leaves, Jack starts crying and screaming "WHHHHHHYYYY?!"
  • By the Lights of Their Eyes: The characters have glowing eyes during the night scene.
  • The Caligula: Slenderman, Jeff, Zalgo, X, President Bush and Enderman all have shades of this.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Despite the earlier episodes having its dark moments, the recent episode, while still being a comedy, is now totally okay with showing deeper psychological traumas, Bloodier and Gorier violence, and ups the ante on the comic's conflict. It's pretty safe to say that Pasta Monsters is no longer the Family Guy-esque cartoon it used to be. The comedy, however, makes it's return come the "Jeff and the Darkness" arc, although it was really never gone to begin with.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: BEN enters Jeff's house and immediately begins looking up pornography on his computer.
  • Church of Happyology: The Epsilon Cult, run by the mysterious Epsilon Mondavarious.
  • Climbing Climax: In the "High School" arc, Laughing Jack and Will Grossman's Final Battle takes place on the top of Proxy High.
  • The Couch: The Proxies have one that spins.
  • The Comically Serious: Slenderman when he's around Jeff and BEN.
  • Comic Trio: Jeff, BEN and Ms. P. Jeff is The Leader, BEN is The Fool, and Ms P is The Comically Serious.
  • Cool Car: Slenderman's limo
    • President Bush's armored limo complete with a mounted mini-gun.
  • Dark World: The Creepypasta characters seem to be in one.
  • Darker and Edgier: Ironically enough, this series is edgier than Creepypasta in some ways. While it's MUCH less serious, its content is much more explicit, dirty, violent and graphic. That, and the sheer amount of Black Comedy and Comedic Sociopathy. If anything, this is a Reconstruction of the Lighter and Softer trope and Jeff's backstory in this game is by far less dark than his original's backstory.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: The Under Realm is devoid of color (unless the characters are in some sort of interior), mostly focused on being black and white (especially the Pit, which is explicitly black and red). Meanwhile, the Human World and any other locations are bright and colorful.
  • Diminishing Villain Threat: Enderman and his gang are nowhere near as powerful and threatening as they used to be, with later episodes focusing on Zalgo as the main threat.
  • Downer Ending: The original ending of the comic planned by Comickit. Plague Doctor joins Enderman and subsequently kills Slenderman. He phones Enderman about it but finds that Enderman refuses to pay him for it, and Enderman instead tells him to go back to "clown school". He still has enough money to flee to the Human World, so he goes to Switzerland where he attempts suicide due to being wracked with guilt over what he has done, and having to end his relationship with Jefrera. He can't go through with it, but he is still not in a good place mentally because he now has to live with the fact that he's a murderer. His relationship with the Proxies completely shatters (with Jeff and BEN swearing to kill him for what he has done). Even worse, Enderman becomes the new Operator with B.O.B and the Rake at his side, and it's only a matter of time before he makes the Proxies pay for interfering with his plans. Thank the Lord Comickit canned it.
  • Drugs Are Bad:
  • Early Installment Weirdness:
    • Jeff went from being a loud, bombastic and childish party animal to a cynical, depressed atoner, and then to a comical, manipulative, sadistic, calculating, racist degenerate with Token Evil Teammate traits.
    • BEN used to be every bit as nasty, careless, idiotic, and childish as Jeff was. Later episodes portray him more as a laid-back genius who doesn't even murder people routinely.
    • Slenderman was a looming, ominous Villain Protagonist who didn't hesitate to kill Jeff and BEN if they disappointed him. Later he became a depressed, cranky, Comically Serious and egocentric Mean Boss with Sissy Villain traits. Any episode showing him in the past portrays him as being just as serious as his pilot personality, showing that his time with Jeff mellowed him out greatly.
    • Enderman started as a sinister, cackling presence that wasn't afraid to look Jeff and BEN in the eye and threaten to kill them. More importantly, he held the intention of wiping out an entire city full of people for the sole purpose of showing of testing a new device; the episode made it explicitly clear Enderman and his team would not stop until they were all dead. Come Season 3, he's much more cowardly and benign, with a characterization that drifts back and forth between "a stereotypical Evil Genius and a bit of an irresponsible curmudgeon" and "irritable jerkass who gets mad at the Proxies for getting on his lawn"
    • Zalgo was an emotionless demon who spoke with a Creepy Monotone and lacked any of his (albeit small) Large Ham tenancies later on.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The Under Realm is inhabited with them.
  • Everyone Knows Morse: The Epsilon Cult's website is written entirely in Morse Code.
  • Everyone When To School Together: The Proxies did, as we get to see how it went in the "Blast to the Past" series and fully experience it in the "High School" arc.
  • Five-Bad Band:
    • Big Bad: Zalgo.
    • The Dragon: X.
    • Evil Genius: The Shadowlurker.
    • The Brute: Zalgo's Minions.
    • Dark Action Girl: Mostly averted. While some girls have conspired with Zalgo on occasions, none of them are there full time (which likely has something to do with Zalgo's disdain for women).
  • Five-Man Band: The list is widely flexible and not limited to only five, due to the large cast of friends and it usually depends on who is present for the episodes. But for most of the episodes, there are:
  • For the Evulz: The motivation of 90% of the villains.
  • Gainax Ending: The Barney episode ends with one.
  • Gatling Good: President Bush's limo has a mounted mini-gun on top of it.
  • Glad I Though Of It: A running gag.
  • Gorn: Graphic violence, not limited to brains and intestines, is quite frequent.
  • Hacker Cave: BEN's room in Proxy Mansion.
  • Idiot Hero: Most of the "protagonists". Most notably with Jeff and Bush.
  • In-Name-Only: Pretty much every character behaves almost completely different from their Creepypasta counterparts, for the sake of humor. The only characters who act remotely similar to their original counterparts are Zalgo and X.
  • Invisible to Normals: The Proxies can project a disguise that makes them appear as humans while in the Human World (however, it only extends to their bodies).
  • It Always Rains at Funerals: Happens in "The Chain Mail" when Eyeless Jack dies.
  • Jerkass: Nearly every single character could qualify. The most notable examples are Jeff, Laughing Jack, and Slenderman.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: BEN and Ms. P. Slenderman and Jeff also have their rare moments.
  • Killed Off for Real: The Unwanted House Guest is murdered by Zalgo in Season 4.
  • Knight of Cerebus:
    • Zalgo is the most definitive example of one.
    • Mancala is a special example; as it was ultimately him that threw the series into Cerebus Syndrome.
    • Enderman became one in "The Chain Mail", where he returns to having the same personality as his pilot persona. He's much more evil, vicious, and level-headed in than any other episode to the point that he sadistically shows excitement and joy when he thinks he's finally killed BEN, not to mention the fact he eradicated any creature in the forest and expressed joy at the thought of killing the rest of the Proxies and enslaving the Under Realm, and quite possibly the Human World after.
    • The Minions of Zalgo before they eventually became canon fodder in later episodes. Not only were they among the most dangerous enemies the Proxies had every faced, special attention was brought to the many planets they massacre.
    • X is every bit as evil as his commander, Zalgo. The only difference, however, is that Zalgo tries to hide his sadism through large words and an affable personality, X doesn't even try to do so.
  • Knife Nut:
    • Jeff of course.
    • Mr. Widemouth also qualifies.
  • Laughably Evil: Nearly every villain who isn't Zalgo or X.
  • Lighter and Softer: Compared to the canon Creepypasta stories at least. This series has been designed with a conscious push for less cynicism and seriousness.
    • The series might be seen as a Reconstruction of Lighter and Softer. While the protagonists are arguably even worse than their Creepypasta counterparts, Pastamonsters brings back a sense of fun, wackiness, and hijinks that is not present in Creepypasta, such as over the top adventures, bizarre and wacky characters, and goofy plots such as aliens, and Bigfoot.
  • Mega Crossover
  • The Mentor: Slender Man to Jeff.
  • Mind Screw: The Barney episode is bizarre, even by the series standards.
  • Nice Mean And In Between:
    • BEN is Nice, Jeff is Mean, and Ms. P is In-Between.
    • In Enderman's Army's case, Eyeless Jack is nice, the Rake is Mean, and Enderman in In-Between.
  • Noodle People: Jeff can look like this sometimes.
  • Official Couple: BEN and Sally in "Ben and Sally".
  • Older Than They Look: Look at BEN's appearance. Guess what? He's 10.
  • Only Sane Man: Slenderman, Ms. P, and Lara. BEN also qualifies to a lesser extent.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: In this series, ghosts are physical beings who can be both touched and harmed like any normal being.
  • Polluted Wasteland: The Under Realm has serious environmental problems.
  • Portal Pool: The Well, which is how the Monsters travel from the Under Realm to the Overworld (human realm).
  • Power Trio:
    • For the Proxies, Jeff, Ms. P, and BEN.
    • For Enderman's Army, Enderman, the Rake, and B.O.B.
    • For the Pit, Zalgo, X, and the Shadowlurker.
  • President Evil: President Bush allows the Monsters to murder the people of the world as long as they pay him a weekly check. Even without the Proxy's involvement Bush is easily one of the most morally bankrupt protagonists on the comic.
  • Sadist Show: Cheerful bullying of mentally ill, disabled, or terminally ill constitutes an awful amount of the jokes in the series. Genuine protagonists, such as Rick Bernstein, are frequently mocked, ridiculed, and the victims of many Amusing Injuries. If someone is in intense pain to the point of suicidal it will almost invariably be mocked and worsened to the extreme.
  • Ship Tease: Between Jeff and BEN of all people in the dubbed versions. Jeff was apparently dreaming about him in one episodenote  and later comments that BEN "would know" about his sex life.
  • The Stoner: BEN.
  • Shrinking Violet:
    • Sally.
    • Eyeless Jack is a rare male example.
  • Team Dad: Slenderman is one to the Proxies.
  • Team Mom: Ms. P is one to the Proxies as well.
    Ms. P: [Jeff, Sally and BEN are flinging their food at each other] You three stop playing with your food!
  • Terrible Trio:
    • Enderman, the Rake and B.O.B
    • Zalgo, X, and the Shadowlurker.
  • íThree Amigos!: Jeff, BEN, and Ms. P fit this trope to a T.
  • The Three Faces of Adam: Jeff for authority, BEN for wisdom, Smile for adventure.
  • Token Evil Teammate: The word "evil" is a relative term, but Jeff is possibly the most unhinged and sociopathic of the Proxies.
  • Too Funny to Be Evil: Enderman in later episodes.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Jeff, BEN and Ms. P.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Most episodes are just about the daily activities of the Proxies when they aren't out killing- Smile and Jeff buying a video game, as well as the latter purchasing sombreros...
  • Villain World: The Under Realm. It's a seemingly normal world at first glance... until you meet the inhabitants. It is infested with dictators (such as the Mancala and Enderman), gangsters, soul-eating demons and monsters, and serial killers. If you're a sane person in this comic, don't expect to get any leeway. Everybody's either incredibly racist, perverted, corruptible, immoral, socially incompetent, mentally ill, or y'know... A monster. To call it a Crapsack World would be an understatement.
  • Would Hurt a Child: This tends to pop up a lot and it's usually Played for Laughs.
    • Jeff himself has no problem harming or even killing children. He has murdered a child at least once every season.
    • Slenderman tends to play with this trope. Given his absolute ruthlessness, it's made clear he definitely doesn't care about the age of anyone he murders/brainwashes.
    • Ms. P has killed children before. In one instance, she killed a gang of seven kids by giving him poisoned candy.
    • The Stiltwalker and the Seedeater also aren't too picky about who they devour.
    • Zalgo himself is one, but it is portrayed more seriously than the others mentioned above.
    • X, who casually murdered Lara's brother, Issac.
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