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[[caption-width-right:350:Clockwise, starting from the left: [[TheDragon The Rake]], [[ButtMonkey the Shadowlurker]], [[InsufferableGenius Slenderman]], [[CanineCompanion Smile Dog]], [[TheGenericGuy Eyeless Jack]], [[CoolOldGuy Mr. Widemouth]], [[PsychopathicManChild Jeff the Killer]], [[CatsAreMean Grinny Cat]], [[OnlySaneMan Ms. P]], [[TheStoner BEN]], Grinny (human form), [[BigBad Zalgo]], [[TheFairFolk Suicide Mouse.exe]], [[DumbMuscle BOB]], [[GodOfGood Aton]], Smile Dog (human form), [[EvilGenius Enderman]], [[TokenHuman Lara]].]]

[[http://xcomickittyx.deviantart.com/gallery/31437251 Pastamonsters]] is a somewhat SliceOfLife - ish webcomic by [[http://xcomickittyx.deviantart.com xcomickittyx]] on Deviantart. It chronicles multiple {{Creepypasta}} characters, such as [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos 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
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* AbusiveParent:
** Jeff to Sally, although it's mostly PlayedForLaughs.
** In a MUCH more serious note, Zalgo to Slenderman, UpToEleven.
* AdaptationalJerkass / AdaptationalVillainy: All of the characters are pretty nasty and mean even compared to their ''Creepypasta'' counterparts.
* AntiHero: 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 VillainProtagonist, Eyeless Jack just has issues with his co-workers, and Slenderman borders on VillainProtagonist.
* AffablyEvil: Slenderman flip-flops between this and FauxAffablyEvil. It depends on who he's talking to.
* ArchEnemy
** Zalgo to Slenderman.
** Mancala to BEN.
* ArtEvolution: Any comic drawn after Comickit's hiatus is drawn more in depth and the characters looking less like NoodlePeople.
* AxCrazy: 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 a 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 ForTheEvulz.
** President Bush is often portrayed as a PsychopathicManChild because of his extreme obsession with the money and power.
** Slenderman himself, despite being one of the most sane characters, has his moments of insanity, typically caused by the extreme stress he deals with while mentoring the Proxies.
* BadassBaritone: Slenderman, Zalgo, and Aton, depending on what dub you're listening to.
* BadassGrandpa: 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.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Slenderman, of course.
* BadBoss:
** It is implied many times that Slenderman has killed many Proxies for their failures. He has also tried to kill Jeff and BEN on numerous occasions.
** Enderman is known to use B.O.B as a test subject multiple times.
** Zalgo and X casually murder their henchmen at the top of a hat.
* BigBadEnsemble: Zalgo, Enderman, and [[VillainProtagonist Jeff]] are always jockeying for position of the BigBad.
* BigFancyHouse:
** 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.
* BlackAndGreyMorality: This comes into play when you have [[SerialKiller Jeff the Killer]] and [[EldritchAbomination Slenderman]] on one side, and [[GodOfEvil Zalgo]] and [[OmnicidalManiac Enderman]] on the other.
* BlackComedy: The comic runs off this.
* BlackComedyRape:
** 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.
** [[MeaningfulName 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 [[BigWhy "WHHHHHHYYYY?!"]]
* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: The characters have glowing eyes during the night scene.
* TheCaligula: Slenderman, Jeff, Zalgo, X, President Bush and Enderman all have shades of this.
* CerebusSyndrome: 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, BloodierAndGorier violence, and ups the ante on the comic's conflict. It's pretty safe to say that ''Pasta Monsters'' is no longer the [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy 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.
* ChivalrousPervert: [[WebVideo/BenDrowned BEN]] enters Jeff's house and immediately begins looking up pornography on his computer.
* ChurchOfHappyology: The Epsilon Cult, run by the mysterious Epsilon Mondavarious.
* TheCouch: The Proxies have one that ''spins''.
* TheComicallySerious: Slenderman when he's around Jeff and BEN.
* ComicTrio: Jeff, BEN and Ms. P. Jeff is TheLeader, BEN is TheFool, and Ms P is TheComicallySerious.
* CoolCar: Slenderman's limo
** President Bush's armored limo complete with a mounted mini-gun.
* DarkWorld: The {{Creepypasta}} characters seem to be in one.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Ironically enough, this series is edgier than {{WebOriginal/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 BlackComedy and ComedicSociopathy. If anything, this is a Reconstruction of the LighterAndSofter trope and Jeff's backstory in this game is by far less dark than his original's backstory.
* DiminishingVillainThreat: 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.
* DownerEnding: The original ending of the comic planned by Comickit. [[spoiler: 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 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.
* DrugsAreBad:
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** 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 TokenEvilTeammate 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 VillainProtagonist who didn't hesitate to kill Jeff and BEN if they disappointed him. Later he became a depressed, cranky, [[TheComicallySerious Comically Serious]] and egocentric MeanBoss with SissyVillain 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 EvilGenius 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 CreepyMonotone and lacked any of his (albeit small) LargeHam tenancies later on.
* EldritchAbomination: The Under Realm is inhabited with them.
* EveryoneKnowsMorse: The Epsilon Cult's website is written entirely in Morse Code.
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: Zalgo.
** TheDragon: X.
** EvilGenius: The Shadowlurker.
** TheBrute: Zalgo's Minions.
** DarkActionGirl: 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).
* FiveManBand: 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:
** TheLeader: Slenderman (or Jeff depending on the situation).
** TheLancer: Jeff.
** TheSmartGuy: BEN and Ticci Tobey.
** TeamPet: Smile Dog.
** TheBigGuy: Eyeless Jack, Ticci Tobey, Laughing Jack, Smile.
** TheChick: Ms. P.
* TheHeart: Sally and Eyeless Jack.
** TheSixthRanger: President Bush on some occasions.
* ForTheEvulz: The motivation of 90% of the villains.
* GainaxEnding: The Barney episode ends with one.
* GatlingGood: President Bush's limo has a mounted mini-gun on top of it.
* GladIThoughOfIt: A running gag.
* HackerCave: BEN's room in Proxy Mansion.
* IdiotHero: Jeff in spades.
* InNameOnly: 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.
* InvisibleToNormals: The Proxies can project a disguise that makes them appear as humans while in the Human World (however, it only extends to their bodies).
* ItAlwaysRainsAtFunerals: Happens in "The Chain Mail" when [[spoiler: Eyeless Jack dies.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Nearly ''every'' single character could qualify. The most notable examples are Jeff, Laughing Jack, and Slenderman.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: BEN and Ms. P. Slenderman and Jeff also have their rare moments.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:The Unwanted House Guest is murdered by Zalgo in Season 4.]]
* KnightOfCerebus:
** Zalgo is the most definitive example of one.
** Mancala is a special example; as it was ultimately him that threw the series into CerebusSyndrome.
** 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 [[WouldHurtAChild 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 [[VillainDecay 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 [[FauxAffablyEvil tries to hide his sadism through large words and an affable personality]], X doesn't even ''try'' to do so.
* KnifeNut:
** Jeff of course.
** Mr. Widemouth also qualifies.
* LaughablyEvil: Nearly every villain who isn't Zalgo or X.
* LighterAndSofter: 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 LighterAndSofter. 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.
* MegaCrossover
* TheMentor: Slender Man to Jeff.
* MindScrew: The Barney episode is bizarre, even by the series standards.
* NiceMeanAndInBetween:
** 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.
* NoodlePeople: Jeff can look like this sometimes.
* OfficialCouple: BEN and Sally in "Ben and Sally".
* OlderThanTheyLook: Look at BEN's appearance. Guess what? He's 10.
* OnlySaneMan: Slenderman, Ms. P, and Lara. BEN also qualifies to a lesser extent.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: In this series, ghosts are physical beings who can be both touched and harmed like any normal being.
* PollutedWasteland: The Under Realm has serious environmental problems.
* PortalPool: The Well, which is how the Monsters travel from the Under Realm to the Overworld (human realm).
* PowerTrio:
** 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.
* PresidentEvil: 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.
* ShipTease: Between Jeff and BEN of all people in the dubbed versions. Jeff was apparently dreaming about him in one episode[[note]]followed by Jeff discovering that he has morning wood, which doesn't help matters at all[[/note]] and later comments that BEN "would know" about his sex life.
* TheStoner: BEN.
* ShrinkingViolet:
** Sally.
** Eyeless Jack is a rare male example.
* TeamDad: Slenderman is one to the Proxies.
* TeamMom: 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!
* TerribleTrio:
** Enderman, the Rake and B.O.B
** Zalgo, X, and the Shadowlurker.
* ThreeAmigos: Jeff, BEN, and Ms. P fit this trope to a T.
* TheThreeFacesOfAdam: Jeff for authority, BEN for wisdom, Smile for adventure.
* TokenEvilTeammate: The word "evil" is a [[BlackAndGreyMorality relative term]], but Jeff is possibly the most unhinged and sociopathic of the Proxies.
* TooFunnyToBeEvil: Enderman in later episodes.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Jeff, BEN and Ms. P.
* VillainsOutShopping: Several of the scenes involve this - Smile and Jeff buying a video game, as well as the latter purchasing sombreros...
* VillainWorld: 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 [[SerialKiller serial killers]]. If you're a [[OnlySaneMan 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 CrapsackWorld would be an understatement.
* WouldHurtAChild: This tends to pop up a lot and it's usually PlayedForLaughs.
** 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.
** [[spoiler:X, who casually murdered Lara's brother, Issac.]]