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''[[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php Sequential Art]]'' is a webcomic drawn by Phillip M. Jackson (aka Jolly Jack) about a group of unlikely housemates. Art is a chronically frustrated graphic designer (and the only human living in the house); Kat, a cat girl, is a fun-loving photographer; Pip, a penguin, is a stereotypical video-game geek who makes a living buying and selling items online, and Scarlet is a na´ve and energetic squirrel girl whose erratic behaviour and short attention span mask her true intellect. Over time the household is expanded with Kat's adoption of a non-anthropomorphic platypus named Leonard, a mysterious infestation of Denizens, and the rescue of Scarlet's sisters(?) Amber, Jade and Violet.

''Sequential Art'' veers between cozy SliceOfLife moments and Art's role as a CosmicPlaything. Sometimes life is fairly ordinary - Christmas shopping, computer problems, and things like that. Sometimes life is a little surreal... Art may end up playing the [[CaptainErsatz World of Lorcraft]] boardgame against a squirrel hivemind. And surprisingly frequently, life gets ''extremely'' surreal, such as the housemates' brief involvement in the secret global struggle between retardium-harvesting aliens and the merman who engineered the terrible secret behind 3D movies. No, really.

Also features occasional appearances by [[AuthorAvatar the small, wisecracking hamster]] [[NoFourthWall who apparently draws the strip]].

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!!This webcomic provides examples of:

* ACupAngst: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=576 Surprisingly, Kat]]. She's not exactly an A-cup though. If [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=858 this strip]] or [[http://jollyjack.deviantart.com/art/Hot-Kat-2013-386675203 this drawing of her]] are anything to go by she's far from it.
* AerosolFlamethrower: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=8 Pip's attempt to kill the shower spider.]]
* TheAestheticsOfTechnology: Pip makes the mistake of stealing tech from the Denizens based on appearance.
* AIIsACrapshoot: Oz
* AliensStealCattle: The Eldak designated "Gary" was assigned to harvest cow lips.
* AllMenArePerverts: Pip certainly is. Art nine times out of ten is more of an AccidentalPervert.
** And then there's [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=566 that tenth time]].
* AllThereInTheManual: While 99% of what you need to know is in the comic, you'd never know that JJ's secretary and valet, Helga, is actually a valkyrie unless you visit his deviantArt page.
* AllUpToYou: Twice. Art even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s it.
-->[[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=504 "Why isn't it ever the people with resources that learn of the evil plan?!"]]
* AlphaBitch: Hilary, Kat's rival since grade school.
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: The general reaction when [[spoiler:Kat accidentally gives her old SadistTeacher a fatal heart attack.]] Nearly everyone was singing ''[[TheWizardOfOz Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead]]''.
* ArchEnemy: Jack
* ArtEvolution: Subtly Lampshaded. WordOfGod is, the artist didn't bother to create permanent references for characters and uses the latest strips instead, causing a drift over the years.
* AssShove: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=259 "Where's your sword?]]"
* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=723 Once the Eldak realize their weapons can't kill Art, the next logical step is to run away.]]
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Scarlet and her sisters fulfill this trope [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=202 to a T]].
* AttentionWhore: Hillary. It's revealed that the reason why Hillary and Kat are having their feud is because Kat had the same lunchbox as Hillary, and Hillary thought that would take attention away from her.
* AuraVision: Vanity Thorn can see auras as well as ghosts.
-->"Good call, [[Creator/BramStoker Stoker]]."
* AuthorAppeal: Busty anthro women with thin waists.
* AuthorAvatar: Mr. Jackson appears [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=194 as a hamster]]. [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/SAS_0046_Small.jpg Usually]].
** [[NoFourthWall Pip approves]] of the [[VictoriasSecretCompartment reason why]]
* AuthorTract: A few minor barbs, rather than rants. (The author has other comic strips for his full-fledged rants.)
* AwesomeButImpractical: Pip grabs a rather large gun because it looked dangerous. It actually ''is'' powerful as it was shown to blast off a door, but it's actually just a popcorn popper, and as such has a range measured in only a few centimeters.
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: The animal characters.
* BareYourMidriff: Kat's wardrobe consists of a sleeveless belly shirt and short shorts. At least she wears sweaters and such during the winter months.
* BatmanGambit: The Think Tank pulls one on Pip in [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=564 their "Realm of Lorecraft" board game]].
* BattleInTheRain: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=632 Kat Vs. Hilary]]
* BeachEpisode: Sadly no. The Trope is just referenced and lampshaded [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=521 here]].
* BeamOWar: A [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=325A tiny one]], but the effect is there.
* BerserkButton: Pip really [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=428 doesn't like quick-time events.]]
* BestialityIsDepraved: '''[[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=88 Pip!]]'''
* BigEater: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=86 Scarlet]]
* BigNo: Pip, when [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=552 the comic store is burning down]].
* BigOlEyebrows: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=607 Art]]
* BigRedButton: Admittedly, we can't tell what color it is, but it grabs [[StealthPun Scarlet's]] attention in the same matter and thus Kat has to [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=355 intervene to prevent potential disaster.]] Given it's an Emergency button, we can probably assume it's red.
** [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/SA_0742_small.jpg "I even held it down."]]
* BilingualBonus: From a [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=810 very foul-mouthed Roman legionnaire.]] [[labelnote:Panel 2 translation]]HOLY SHIT![[/labelnote]]
* BlandNameProduct: [[Franchise/StarTrek Far Trek]], [[EBay EBuy]], [[Film/TheMatrix The Metrix]], [[Franchise/TombRaider Temple Raider]], [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Realm of Lorcraft]], [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Nightlight]], and the list goes on.
** Hello Pages deserves a mention.
** [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=735 Strip 735]] has four: [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham Lockdown]], [[Main/ModernWarfare Contemporary Warfare 3]], [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyroam]], and [[SaintsRow Saints Boulevard 3]].
* BleachedUnderpants:
** Referenced in-universe: Art draws such material for a commission in one strip.
** Also, Hilary, a former porn star.
** Averted in RealLife, since the artist is still drawing the naughty stuff- it's even advertised on his main site. The reason he's against his portfolios being shared is because they're the majority of his income, as he's [[AuthorTract ranted about several times.]]
* BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill: Kat had these when she was in primary school.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=94 Charcoal, dust, dusty charcoal...]]
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: OZBASIC [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=502 mnemonics]].
* BreakTheCutie: Pip seen [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=802 here]].
* BreakTheHaughty: Hilary, Kat's arch-nemesis from grade school, downgraded from high-powered advertising executive to sitting in the unemployment office. Next to Pip, who wants to talk about her ''previous'' "career".
** [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=781 One has to ask, how much further down can she go?]]
*** [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=782 Pretty damn far.]]
**** [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=793 And]] [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=795 then]] '''[[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=800 brutally]]''' [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=801 subverted]].
* BrickJoke: After the Denizens storyline, Pip scavenges some of their technology from the basement of the house and sells it on eBuy, and as a result, on strip 344, a couple of collectors get transported to the Gobi desert due to one of the pieces of technology being still functional. On strip 765, Pip gets his eBuy account cancelled on account of an outlandish claiming about those very memorabilia collectors being stranded in the desert and supposedly one having to eat the other.
* BrokenRecord: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=222 Scarlet in this strip.]]
* BrownNote: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=665 An image that combines all known fetishes]].
* BulletholeDoor: Or at least a beamhole trapdoor.
* ButtMonkey: Poor Leonard...
* BuxomIsBetter
--> Kat: (looks at the picture Art is drawing) "Are those her boobs, or did a couple of zepplins land on her chest?"
--> Art: "IT'S JUST A COMMISSION!"
* CallBack: The [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=1 very first strip]] and this [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=519 strip]] over five hundred strips later.
** And for a more literal CallBack, there's Crazy Boris, who may or may not also be Crazy Sven. And possibly [[http://collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=595 the guy on the box of crackers]].
** The spider from all the way back in strip 7 makes a re-appearance during Scarlet's flashback, as well as somewhat justifying how Pip managed to blow up the bathroom with a deodorant flamethrower.
** Another call back is in strip #765 regarding the Denizens' technology that Pip sold to the two nerds in strip #344. It teleported them to the middle of the Gobi desert in Mongolia, and one apparently [[IAmAHumanitarian had to eat the other]].
* CassandraTruth:
** [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=49 The intruder's female, she's a five foot tall squirrel-thing...]]
** [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=465 Once more]] when Kat gets kidnapped.
** Collecting insurance when a penguin with a homemade flamethrower blows up the bathroom trying to kill spiders.
** Emergency services outright disconnect the phone call when they learn that it's yet another insane story from the gang's house.
* Catch22Dilemma: When Pip first starts playing ''[[BlandNameProduct Legends of Lorcraft]]'' in panel 136, he starts as a Level 1 serf, and needs armor and a sword to go on treasure quests. However, armor and swords cost money, which is earned by obtaining treasures. Pip lampshades his dilemma nicely.
** And the reason he's even in this mess? When he tried to join a PickUpGroup upon first spawning, he made the mistake of partying with a {{Griefer}}, a thief who stole all his gear.
* {{Catfight}}: Usually involves Kat and Hilary. [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=632 Latest example here]].
* {{Catgirl}}: The appropriately named Kat (short for Kathleen).
* CatSmile: Kat gets one occasionally, particularly when feeling smug (or when brainwashed...)
* CatsAreMean: Generally averted. [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=37 Sometimes]] invoked.
* CerebusSyndrome: Downplayed. Several times the artist has taken a few months to do long arc stories involving the plucky characters combating dangerously powerful adversaries like the Denizens or Oz, only to have the conflict resolved and go right back to the "Gag-A-Day" Format.
* CheekCopy: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=38 It's implied]] that Pip did this with Art's scanner
* ChekhovsGun:
** The chip in the back of Art's neck, [[spoiler:which he [[MagicFeather only thinks]] is there]]. Probably.
** Chekhov's [[spoiler: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=639 Pez Dispenser]] ]] Gun!!
** And then there's [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=637 Chekhov's Ghoul]]. Thought it was just a throw-away TakeThat at Creator/UweBoll? [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=650 Think again.]]
* ChewBubblegum: Pip quotes the famous line before passing out weapons to rescue Kat.
* TheChewToy: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=599 Poor Leonard.]] If anything non-lethal, but unpleasant can happen to him, it will. If it cannot, it happens anyway.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: The 'anti-tech energy' [[spoiler: and the fake chip that counters it]].
* CloudCuckoolander: Scarlet
* ClusterFBomb: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=13 Who says gamers are immature?]]
* ColourfulThemeNaming: The [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=470 Squirrel]] [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=674 Girls]]: Amber[[note]]the one with the slicked-back hair and the small [[IdiotHair ahoge]] in front[[/note]], Scarlet[[note]]the one with messy PeekABangs[[/note]], Jade[[note]]the one with the longest hair[[/note]] and Violet[[note]]the one with a similar hairstyle to Scarlet, but not ruffled[[/note]].
** Which were derived from their [[YouAreNumberSix Subject Numbers]] -- [[LeetLingo 4M83R, 5C4RL37, J4D3 and V10L37]].
* CompanionCube: The [[BlandNameProduct Buddy Brick]].
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment
-->'''Jack:''' ''Dance, tubby! Dance or [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=23 ISSUE ONE GETS CREASED!]]''
* CooldownHug: Art gets one from Kat, when's he's understandably upset with Scarlet after she [[spoiler:THREW HIM IN FRONT OF A DEATH RAY!]]
* CosmicPlaything: Art's skill of collecting troubles and dangerous adventures is only outmatched by the Universe's eagerness to provide them.
* CoversAlwaysLie: [[AuthorTract Mr. Jackson really gets on his soapbox]] [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=557 about this one.]]
* CovertPervert: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=567 Kat]]
** This particular example is made extra funny by the fact that she wanted Art to draw a high fantasy version of her. Meaning she wanted to see how he was fantasizing about her.
* CrazyPrepared: Pip's ready for the ZombieApocalypse.
** [[http://jollyjack.deviantart.com/art/Doomsday-Jack-350258375 So is the author.]]
* CrossOver: Leonard gets [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/SAS_0049_Small.jpg zapped]] into sibling DadaComics strip Spider and Scorpion during the Jack and the Denizens arc.
* CurseCutShort: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=61 "YOU UTTER B--" BING-BONG!]]
* TheCutie: Scarlet (and her sisters, by association).
* DarkIsNotEvil: The Denizens are pretty sinister looking things but they're pretty much harmless... [[spoiler: except for Jack]]
* DarkSecret: Art and Pip [[spoiler: may have [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=398 killed]] someone. Or maybe [[FridgeLogic buried a sword]].]]
* DeepImmersionGaming
* DefrostingIceQueen: Hilary, as of [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=784 this strip]], which also marks the first time she's seen with a smile of contentment rather than out of pleasure at someone's suffering.
** [[spoiler: Subverted later. HARD]]
* DelayedReaction: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=784 Here]].
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "Prepare for deadly laser death time... with LASERS!"
* DetailHoggingCover: See CoversAlwaysLie
* DisembodiedEyebrows: Pretty much everyone who has eyebrows has had them floating off their head at one point or another.
* DistractedByTheSexy: A drugged [[CatGirl Kat]] trying on a borrowed swimsuit that's way to big for her, to the point of threatening to fall off if she weren't holding onto the garment, distracts Art from thinking about how to escape [[spoiler:a RealityShow also serving as]] a prison [[spoiler:for those threatening to reveal a covert AlienInvasion]].
--> '''Art:''' Yeah. '''''That's''''' helping my focus.
* DisproportionateRetribution: The root cause of the 20+ year grudge between Kat and Hilary seems to have come from [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=778 Hilary feeling less special]] [[spoiler:because Kat also had a "Pink Pony" lunchbox]].
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Scarlet and her squirrelgirl sisters. Kat to a degree.
* DoubleEdgedAnswer: A [[AIIsACrapshoot psychotic AI]] gasses all personnel in a government facility. As Art, Pip, and Scarlet are sneaking in, [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=478 Pip uses a small mirror to see around a corner.]]
-->'''Art:''' Well? Any security guards?\\
'''Pip:''' Uh, [[EverybodysDeadDave yes and no.]]
* DoubleEntendre: Kat claims that there's pee in her bag in [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=533 this strip.]] Turns out to be the [[{{Wii}} Wintendo Pee]].
* DoubleTake: Art, when he [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=249 hears that Kat killed her former teacher.]]
* DreamSequence: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=622 622]] to [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=634 634]]
* DrosteImage: Pip meets the AuthorAvatar hamster in the [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=193 strip]] itself. He gives Pip a copy of his latest strip (which at the time was that very strip.) Pip looks at the strip, which is about Pip looking at the strip, looking at the strip, looking at the strip and so on.
-->'''Pip:''' Woah. Trippy.
* DynamicEntry: Kat slams Hilary with a flying kick to the face for the above-mentioned lies she spread about Kat.
* EldritchAbomination: ''Four'' live in the town's requisite HauntedHouse. Also: the Denizens, creatures that evolved from [[spoiler: the shadow of a condemned criminal]].
** Although the Denizens actually become rather cute after [[spoiler:their leader was incapacitated, leaving them to mill around the house aimlessly, watching soap operas and assist with random chores.]]
* EpicFail: The only way to describe [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=667 Art's attempt at wrapping a present]].
* EpunymousTitle: It's a work of SequentialArt featuring a guy called Art.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=404 Say "yes, Ms. Thorn"]]... [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=748 Valentines]] sequence -- pleasant surprise, [[LuminescentBlush blush]], [[TwiceShy awkwardness]], {{facepalm}}.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Pip.
* EverythingsBetterWithPlatypi: Leonard.
* EverythingsNuttierWithSquirrels: Scarlet.
* EvilIsHammy: Jack.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: SequentialArt refers to comics. Even more so, it's the story of a [[EpunymousTitle guy called Art]].
** An ''artist'' named Art, no less.
*** A sequential artist.
* ExplodingCloset: Art gets buried by one in [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=142 this strip]].
* ExplosiveOverclocking: "For the love of God, man! Shut it down! SHUT IT [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=90 DOW-]]
* {{Expy}}: Many, usually BlandNameProduct-type expys, but special mention should go to the Eldaks, who are fairly obviously inspired by Series/DoctorWho's Daleks. They even use the same CatchPhrase: '''EXTERMINATE!''', and their name is an anagram of "Daleks."
* EyeScream:
** [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=91 "There's a Shift key in my eye."]]
** [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=669 Scarlet doesn't like candy canes.]]
*** Which leads to a [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=815 Brick Joke]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: When Art, Kat, and Pip get captured by the "aliens", they beg not to be killed. Instead, they get put in a cast for a reality TV expy of ''Big Brother''. The trio immediately wished they had been killed instead.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Jack and Oz are both extremely evil, but they're just so funny at the same time.
* FlashbackTwist: Twice. Art asks Scarlet if the washing machine broke. Kat asks Scarlet if anyone messed with the Christmas lights.
* FlashStep: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=355 Kat intervenes.]]
* FluffyTheTerrible: Pickles the Dragon. Looks like a cute puppy/dragon hybrid right? It unleashes its "beast" side by [[spoiler:[[NightmareFuel TURNING ITSELF INSIDE OUT!]]]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Most major arcs are derived from events in earlier strips. Sometimes this double-dips with BrickJoke, such as Pip getting his eBuy account suspended (leading to the Pip-Hilary arc) when buyers report his item got them stranded in the Mongolian desert.
* FunetikAksent: Part of the writer's signature style is spelling random things phonetically.
* FurryComic: Most of the major characters are anthropomorphic animals.
** Oddly enough, 99 percent of the minor background characters and crowd scenes are human.
** And the authorities tend to disbelieve in the existence of the anthropomorphic animals. Despite no one ever having a problem with them face-to-face.
** Even ''alien invaders'' refer to Kat as "the freaky cat-thing with the boobs".
* FurryConfusion: Leonard
* FurryReminder: Kat deals with some birds that were annoying her and Art in a rather [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=889 species-characteristic manner]].
* GadgeteerGenius: [[GeniusDitz Scarlet]]. Managed to use household tools to build a working WaveMotionGun. Also her sisters managed to make a lawnmower escape the earth's atmosphere.
** Its been argued that Scarlet might be a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass.
** They've turned a [[strike:Slinky]] [[BlandNameProduct Slanky]] into [[BeyondTheImpossible perpetual motion engine.]]
* GeniusDitz: Scarlet and her sisters.
* {{GIRL}}: Invoked and averted [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=266 here]].
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Pip certainly seems to think so.
** Then there's [[http://jollyjack.deviantart.com/art/She-fell-128064521 this]] non-canon fanservice-y accident. There was plenty of times it could've happened during [=DeCerto=] storyline. A pity it didn't.
* GlasgowGrin: A variation. It's stated in Jack's official bio that his "mouth" is actually a crack in his face, meaning he's broken. This pretty much explains why he was the only Denizen who turned out to be evil.
* GoingCommando: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=34 Strip 34]]
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Kat stays sober all year...until New Year's Eve, when she gets totally smashed. Her "New Year's Resolution" for several years now has been to "stop drinking so much alcohol during the holiday season".
* HiveMind: Again, Scarlet and her sisters. [[spoiler:The reason they're such ditzes most of the time is that each is one part out of a 4-part superintelligence.]] As seen when everyone plays the board version of Land of Lorecraft: everyone against Pip, the squirrel sisters [[spoiler:manage to pull off a spectacular plan on Pip to allow Kat and Art to beat him unhindered.]]
** [[spoiler:Which just goes to show, never challenge a bio-supercomputer to a [[TooDumbToLive strategy game]]]]
--->'''Scarlet & her sisters:''' [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=561 ...we are legion!]]
** The Denizens also seem to need a truly evil member of their species - such as Jack - to behave in any way malevolent.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Jack.
** Uwe'Boll immensely.
* {{Homage}}: The "[[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Quinten R&D]]" arc.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Pip and Fern in this "[[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=264 Victory Pose"]]
* HumanResources: It turns out that the aliens are on earth to [[spoiler: harvest the ambient energy naturally given off by the willfully ignorant to power their race's machinery.....their civilization is powered by stupid people.]]
** [[spoiler: James Cameron wants to stop them...because they are hogging all the people dumb enough to pay to see his movies.]]
* HypocriticalHumor: Art of all people [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=607 cannot take characters with crazy eyebrows seriously]].
** Also, Kat gets her hands on the Attacknoid's remote [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=822 here]].
** Scarlet may be one of fiction's quintessential {{Genki Girl}}s, but she [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=880 can't stand it]] when a drugged up Kat starts talking a million words a minute.
* IAmLegion: Scarlet and the rest of the [[HiveMind Think Tank]] quartet. Partially subverted in that they are not willfully malevolent, but they are dangerously intelligent when in close proximity (they can weaponize practically anything they get their paws on), and it seems that they can only function as adults when they are in the same room. If any of the girls are even as far apart as being in different levels of the house, they devolve into spastic, ditzy {{Genki Girl}}s with random bouts of super-genius.
* IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=661 here.]]
* ImagineSpot: Now and then. [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=527 Strip 527]], for instance.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Scarlet threatens Jack with GrievousHarmWithABody using [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=312 Leonard]]
* IncendiaryExponent: [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Ezekiel Pretz]] doesn't stop trying to stab [[{{Catgirl}} Kat]] and [[PerkyGoth Vanity]] after he gets set on fire. [[spoiler: At least until his arm falls off.]]
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Scarlet and her sisters again. Even after the artist [[BleachedUnderpants bleaches the comic's underpants]], the most they ever wear are t-shirts, and they have no qualms about removing them.
* InnocentInnuendo:
** [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=338 "I know it's small, but we can still have some fun with it."]]
** [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=418 Ummm...yeah.]]
** [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=559 Don't touch Pip's bits without asking.]]
* IronicEchoCut: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=302 seen here]]
* KarmaHoudini: A number of the more dangerous situations that the protagonists find themselves in can be traced back to Scarlet in one way or another, as well as more destructive actions such as when she activates a KillSat. These are typically never brought up again, presumably due to a combination of her cuteness and her essentially being socially and developmentally retarded.
* KidsAreCruel: To Art at least. Timmy talks to Kat nicely and normally while, at the same time, barraging the poor sod with snowballs.
* KillerRabbit: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=180 Leonard the platypus]], of all characters.
* KillSat: Jack's favorite toy.
* LargeHam: [[EvilIsHammy Jack.]]
* LetsGetDangerous: When the Villains come out to play: You got to get dangerous. ''[[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=293 PIP DANGEROUS!]]''
* LimitedWardrobe: Pip is by far the guiltiest, wearing his trademark sweater on the hottest day of the summer.
** At first, [[SceneryCensor Scarlet is naked]]. When she finally gets a (singular) shirt, she never changes it. Lampshaded in one comic when Art suggests she wash it, so she does -- without taking it off.
* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy
-->'''Art''': [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=523 Damnit, which one of you drain-clogging furballs was in here last?]]
* LisaNeedsBraces: Poor Kat
* LivingCrashpad: Art "[[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=512 landed]] on something ''soft.''"
* LivingShadow: The Denizens
* LockAndLoadMontage
* LogicBomb: Destroys WesternAnimation/WallE [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=594 in the Director's Cut]]
* LookBehindYou: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=114 It doesn't work]].
* MacGyvering: Scarlet and her "sisters" worked in R&D. Thus, they used to build all sorts of [[MadScientist crazy stuff they invent]] as [[HiveMind Think Tank]]. One [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=198 request stated too vaguely]], one souvenir blaster, a handful of scavenged random parts -- and HilarityEnsues.
* MadScientist: Think Tank.
-->'''Scarlet:''' [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=540 Me and the girls can fix eet!]]\\
'''Art:''' D'you mean "fix" or "weaponise"?
* MagicSkirt: ''[[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=630 Averted.]]''
* MarshmallowHell:
** Why the AuthorAvatar is a hamster.
** Also, [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=311 look at that smug bastard Leonard here.]]
** [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=716 Here]], as well, although he's much less pleased with the situation.
* MeatPuppet: OZBASIC does this briefly to convince Kat that [[spoiler: the guards he's just gassed to death have become zombies in order to get her to flee the room so her friends don't find her. In the next strip, he is shown manipulating two dead scientists into having a pretend tea party, as a little girl would with dolls.]]
* MediumAwareness: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=101 Scarlet changes the comic to Widescreen.]]
* MillionMookMarch: The Denizens.
** Now they all reside in the protagonists' basement.
* MiniMecha: 4mb3r pilots one starting [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=703 here]].
* MissionControlIsOffItsMeds: OZBASIC, as stated above, is an homage to [=GlaDOS=] and is to Kat what [=GlaDOS=] is to Chell.
* MistakenForPedophile: "He asked if I know what a floppy dick is."
* MsFanservice: "Quickly, Helga! To the web-cam!"
* MundaneMadeAwesome: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=527 Salad]].
* MundaneUtility: Pip uses a [[Main/StarWars TIE Interceptor]] to go grocery shopping.
* NerdGlasses: Pip wears a pair of goggles.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Demon-summoning zombie pirate Ezekiel Pretz.
* NobodyPoops: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=751 Discussed]] in regards to Franchise/MyLittlePony.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Mr. Funk Cho, [[JohnnyDepp Jimmy Dapp]], [[SeanConnery Sean Connolly]].
* NoodleIncident: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=398 "Do you think anyone will find her out here?"]]
* NotAfraidOfYouAnymore: Kat stands up for herself against her [[SadistTeacher old teacher]] Mrs Strinpit after the woman tries treating her as she did when she was a little girl [[spoiler: The shock of someone standing up to her kills the woman]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: In his initial appearances, Jack was a complete joke of a villain. [[spoiler:Then he almost nukes the world. ''Yikes''.]]
* NotSoInnocentWhistle: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=282 Scarlet]] after she [[spoiler:accidentally gives Jack the technology for a powerful ray gun.]]
* NumberOfTheBeast: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=666 Lampshaded]], or something, by the AuthorAvatar himself in the 666th strip. It even has a {{ZALGO}} reference.
* ObliviousToLove: Art and Kat to each other. Even being pincushioned with Cupid's arrows leaves no reaction.
--> '''Cupid:''' "[[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=827 God damn it! What the f**k is wrong with you two!?"]]
* OddlyVisibleEyebrows: Art's eyebrows can be seen through his mage bandanna [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=560 in]] [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=561 these]] [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=562 strips.]] [[{{Hypocrite}} Yet he feels]] {{Narm}} when he sees [[Series/{{Heroes}} Sylar]] on [=TV=]...
** [[http://jollyjack.deviantart.com/art/Transparent-Hair-296638516 Lampshaded]] by the artist.
* OhCrap: Jack gets a spectacular one at the end of his story arc.
** Kat after her and Vanity's ordeal with the Eldritch Horrors, when she realized that through it all, she forgot to take pictures of the whole thing.
** Pip when Kat showed him that [[spoiler: Hilary had been lying to him the whole time and never cared about him in the slightest]].
** Art says this verbatim during the Quinten story arc when [[spoiler: he realizes that OZBASIC is trying to up-link to Jack's KillSat.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Art
* OrAreYouJustHappyToSeeMe: Art and Kat trapped in a closet. [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=300 BROOM HANDLE!]]
** And in the next comic: "Well, then stop rubbing your arse against me!"
* PantyShot: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=447 It doesn't matter what the author says]]
** [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=630 Here too.]] That's what you get when you try a DynamicEntry in a ''rather short'' dress.
* ParentalSubstitute: Kat and Art could very well be this to the Think Tank. Also, Pip plays the part of being the resident AloofBigBrother with a side of JerkAss
* PercussiveMaintenance: Done to Scarlet in one of the Christmas lead up pages [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=222 Jingle Bells indeed]]
* PerpetualExpression: Pip's face rarely changes thanks to his OpaqueLenses and unnoticeably small mouth. That definitely doesn't mean he doesn't emote.
* PerkyGoth: Vanity Thorn, an old friend of Kat's.
** [[MustHaveCaffeine It's the coffee]]. [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=406 "From introvert to extrovert in one cup!"]]
* [[PimpedOutCar Pimped Out Scooter]]: Art's scooter thanks to Scarlet. Seen [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=826 here]].
* PitySex: Hilary's [[BreakTheHaughty fall]] culminates in no less. [[http://collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=782 With the worst person possible, naturally.]] [[spoiler: But it all turns out to be false]].
* PornStash:
-->'''Art:''' Have you been using my laptop again?\\
'''Kat:''' I like the way that folder is marked [[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow "reference material"]].
* PoweredArmor: Scarlett and her sisters make a suit in [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=582 this strip]] to fight a giant bug. Or rather were intending to make a HumongousMecha, made a [[UnitConfusion scaling error]], then liked it and made more "Soopa Soots".
** ...[[ZigZaggingTrope but later]] built [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=703 one]] MiniMecha anyway -- [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=709 as a carrier]] for them. ''[[AirborneAircraftCarrier Aerospace]]'' carrier.
* PowerGlows: "Why do these mystical tomes have to be so bright?!"
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=869 "Technical difficulties will continue."]] And then subverted, as no asskicking occurs, with the foes being too shaken by this display of [[{{Badass}} badassery]].
* PreExplosionGlow: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=90 BOOM!]]
** The above link is also an example of ExplosiveInstrumentation.
* PuppyDogEyes: Despite being a cat girl, Kat does this [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=275 pretty well.]]
** The [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=586 giant ladybug]] is good at it too.
* RapidHairGrowth: Art was shaved bald as an Easter prank. He pours a bottle of hair restorer on his dome in strip #132 and waits. No further hair appears on his head, but he does almost instantly push out a Russian czar beard. Next, in strip #133, Scarlet the squirrel-girl lost all her head fur to bubblegum. She ''drinks'' Art's bottle of hair restorer. The result is she gets her head fur back, plus ''triples'' her body fur.
* RealityEnsues: The Think Tank sends one of the girls to [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=817 field-market Candy-Cane 2.0]]... [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything which looks like]] [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=816 this]].
* RevengeByProxy: Hilary.
* SadistTeacher: Ms. Strinpit - possibly only towards Kat and the kids in her last school, judging by how she gave Hilary the easiest questions while giving Kat detention for answering questions right while telling her she was wrong (Then giving her even more detention for using a calculator to prove she was right). More like EvilTeacher, really.
* SarcasmBlind: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=804 Do not suggest]] to the Think Tank that they build something dangerous, even as a joke.
* SarcasticClapping: Once Art and Pop have purged the stupid drugs out of chicken guy and he frantically announces that the aliens are controlling them Pip retorts with this while Art just stands with an expression that screams "Gee, no shit."
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=646 Yoink!]]
* SayItWithHearts: [[HiveMind Think Tank]] finally notices the [[AlienInvasion Flying Trashcans]]:
--> '''(squirrel girls)''': ♥ ♥ '''''[[MadScientist Field test!]]''''' ♥ ♥
* SceneryCensor: Scarlet originally ran around the house naked. Kat eventually got her a jumper. Her sisters wear shirts from their old science lab. They're still 1 awkward pose away from falling out of them.
* ScoobyStack: The squirrel girls express their fear of open spaces by hugging a doorway in a [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=490 Stack.]]
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Art, as Kat finds out while watching a slasher with him and Pip.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Art's arguably justified reaction to learning that James Cameron [[spoiler: is actually a merman at war with ugly but affable reality-show-hosting aliens over 'retardium', a precious energy source derived from human brains when they're... idling]].
* SequentialArtist: Considering the title, it's not a surprise that this is Art's occupation.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness:
** Employed by Pip at one point to trick Scarlet into going through with one of his crazy schemes.
** He does it again, this time to sell "an exquisite example of early-nineties cult decoration" -- which is a singing electric sunflower.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Vanity mistakes Art and Kat for couple. Kat says Art is just a friend. [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=405 Sure...]]
** Newer material reinforces that [[WillTheyOrWontThey they might be more than friends]].
* ShipperOnDeck: Vanity for [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=404 Art and Kat.]]
* ShipTease: Sequential Art doesn't do it nearly as much as other webcomics but every so often the readers will be teased with a little moment between Art and Kat. Some of them are about as subtle as a brick to the head. From [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=748 anonymous Valentine's Day cards]] to [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=754 finding the perfect mattress]].
** AnchoredShip: On the other hand, [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=827 as we can see]], it's not going anywhere any time soon.
* ShoutOut: References turn up from time to time. Usually ranging from [[{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] and [[ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} Dilbert and Wally]] [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=318 watching an orbital cannon]] demolish a building with the Webcomic/PvP logo and vaporize [[Webcomic/PennyArcade Gabe]].
** And note the [[Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen village sign]] in [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=17 this]] strip.
** The lab the squirrels are originally from, along with the AI that controls the whole thing, bear an uncanny resemblance to VideoGame/{{Portal}}.
*** [[CompanionCube Buddy Brick.]]
** During a [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=410 photo shoot]], Kat and Vanity stay at the [[Film/TheShining Overlook Hotel]].
** [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=610 "Tomb"?]]
** Combination Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration and [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]] in [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=530 this strip]].
** And then there was [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=678 Minecraft]].
** The Martian Invasion story arc has [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=711 one to]] Series/DoctorWho. The Eldak are basically expies of the Daleks, their very name is an anagram of the infamous pepper-pots and they use the Dalek's CatchPhrase, "Exterminate!". Then [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=712 another]] to StarWars when Pip finds some TIE Interceptors to [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=719 play with]].
** The SubliminalMessaging Pip [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=738 encounters while Christmas shopping]] includes a directive to [[CatcherInTheRye kill the phonies]].
** Pip the penguin apparently has an [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=743 Uncle Feathers]] who was a career criminal. Sure enough, his last name turns out to be [[WallaceAndGromit McGraw]].
** [[http://collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=612 The storyline]] about [[Videogame/AloneInTheDark1992 DeCerto manor and immortal pirate]].
*** The investigation crew includes guys named [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Pete, Ray, and Winston.]]
** [[Webcomic/PvP Skull]] serves as a Random Encounter in Realm of Lorcraft.
** It may just be ArtEvolution (no pun intended) but Art's eyebrows get [[VideoGame/DungeonsOfDredmor larger and squarer]] after awhile...
** On [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=142 page 142]], a [[Series/DoctorWho Dalek]] can be found at the bottom of the fourth panel.
** And on [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=808 page 808]], the characters inadvertently send a bolt of lightning back in time to [[Film/BackToTheFuture Hill Valley, CA on November 12, 1955.]]
** Comic 831 appears to start a story arc in vein of Film/TheyLive.
** A subtle one in comic 834: the website address is a reference to Hudson's "ultimate badass" speech in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', and who's on the webcam? James Cameron wearing the armor from said film.
** [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=896 896]] contains a shout to [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe]].
* SickeninglySweethearts: [[spoiler: [[{{Geek}} Pip]] and [[SitcomArchNemesis Hilary]]]], [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=785 of all people.]]
-->'''Kat:''' ''(seeing the two kiss)'' *urp*... Oh God... For the love of all that is good and holy, ''don't'' do that again.
* SideStoryBonusArt: [[http://jollyjack.deviantart.com/gallery/24659192 The gallery]] on Website/DeviantArt -- enjoy {{fanservice}}, [[TrollingCreator trolling]], [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs trollservice]]...
* SignificantAnagram: Eldak --> [[Series/DoctorWho Dalek]]
* SlapSlapKiss: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=633 After around 600 comics of basically hating each other...]] Turns out to be AllJustADream. Kat was {{Squick}}ed afterwards.
* SleepCute: After being bored to sleep by the ''Metrix'' Trilogy, Kat falls asleep onto Art's shoulder. And [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=214 keeps falling]].
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Crazy Sven, the cab driver who brought Art home from an also-crazy village in the earliest days of the strip, is also notable for introducing ''Jack'' to the story by giving him to the heroes.
* SmoochOfVictory: Art saves Kat from the Denizens. She rewards him, but the conditions weren't [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=331 quite ideal]].
* SnowballFight
* SpeakInUnison: What the Think Tank do whenever they synchronize.
* SpeechBubblesInterruption
* SpitTake: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=876 This guy]] when he see's that James Cameron [[spoiler: Is a mermaid, with a seashell bra and everything.]]
* SpookySilentLibrary: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=297 Under the House.]]
* {{Squee}}: Kat's reaction to her first Royalty Check.
* [[BunnyEarsLawyer Squirrelly Ears Lawyer]]: Scarlet and her sisters.
* StarfishLanguage: Unsurprisingly, the four [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] speak in [[BlackSpeech Black]] [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=650 Scribbles.]]
* StealthInsult: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=176 Inverted]] when Art gives Kat a ''Stealth Compliment''.
* StopHavingFunGuys: In-universe -- Art gets [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=535 very annoyed]] Kat's having fun with her new Wintendo system. He gets over it. We think.
* StopHelpingMe: [[invoked]]
** The squirrels all like to "improve" things the cast uses around the house. We'll start with the black-hole lawnmower as an example.
** When the squirrels develop battle-suits, they end up using the headgear's simple viewing-system to overcome their agoraphobia. The HUD analyze nearby objects and provides a threat level and primary cause of threat. So we see things like Kat: 10% (Claws) or Denizen: 50% (Legion) or Scarlet: 2% (''Ally'').
* StrawFan: Both in the comic and in the various AuthorTract images and journals the writer posts. Usually stuffed with sawdust [[BeautyEqualsGoodness made from ugly sticks]] just so you [[ViewersAreMorons don't miss who's supposed to be wrong]].
** Well, to be fair, [[http://jollyjack.deviantart.com/gallery/24659172#/d51adal he admits he has the same sort of weaknesses.]]
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Lampshaded by Kat.
** [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=447 If Scarlet is anything to go by]] then the squirrel sisters go around wearing nothing but their t-shirts and panties.
** Art also has an ImagineSpot of such outfit that pretty much consists of The ThongOfShielding in [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=566 this strip.]]
** Kat ends up doing the exact same thing, unfortunately for her [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=570 it doesn't quite translate when she tries to put it down on paper.]]
* StuffBlowingUp: Most of the Think Tank's inventions lead to this.
-->'''Kat:''' [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=675 STOP BUILDING]] [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=677 THINGS THAT EXPLODE!]]
* StunnedSilence: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=209 VERY awkward moment here...]]
* StupidityInducingAttack: It was what [[spoiler: is keeping all the cast members of the reality TV show the three protagonists were thrown into from leaving. It turned out the aliens had injected something into the water that makes the victims stupid then discredit them on national TV as the victims are people who have found them out and could potentially blow their cover. Unfortunately for Art and Pip, Kat also falls victim to this...]].
* SubliminalSeduction: Played with [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=738 here.]] Technically, [[RefugeInAudacity this isn't subliminal.]]
* SuperDeformed: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=525 In Scarlet's imagination, anyway.]]
* SupervillainLair: Again, Under the House in the form of an ElaborateUndergroundBase.
* SwallowedWhole: Scarlet and a couple trick-or-treaters got eaten by a giant bug, she used her suit's air tank to [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=589 blow it up]].
* TakeOffYourClothes: Scarlet and her sisters after leaving the lab.
* TakeThat: [[AcceptableTargets Uwe Boll]] is ragged on in at least two comics; see below.
** [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Nightlight]] gets one as well, when Pip is disgusted with how the movie got Scarlet and her sisters to think that all vampires are hot, sparkly, and nonthreatening. He promptly treats them to Oldman's version of ''Dracula''.
** Of course aside from a story arc in vein of Film/TheyLive, [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=833 this]].
* TeamPet: Leonard
* TearsOfRemorse
* TenderTears
* ThatCameOutWrong: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=24 On every level imaginable here.]]
* ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet: Art [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=266 convinced Pip]] the girl he meets on "Realm of Lorecraft" is really a guy. Turns out she actually is a girl -- and for extra fun, is every bit as bimbo-tastic as her character's design.
* ThisExplainsSoMuch: Art's reaction when Pip reveals his uncle, who he admired and wanted to go into the same line of work, was a career criminal.
* ThisIsUnforgivable
-->'''Pip:''' They made Scarlet cry. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis They. Must.]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Pay.]]''
* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Gun Always Works]]: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=294 Well, it was a fake gun to begin with.]]
* TokenHuman: Art, though other humans do show up in small roles.
* {{Transplant}}: Kat and Vanity were characters from a superhero comic Jackson had done years prior.
* UnpleasableFanbase: In-Universe example, [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=83 Poor poor Art.]]
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: [[spoiler: In the aforementioned DreamSequence, Hillary [[http://collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=629 convinces a guy that Kat is really a post-op named Kevin.]] The guy, who was interested in Kat, {{squick}}s hard. Hillary is doing that [[ForTheEvulz just to ruin Kat's evening.]]]]
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Pip, he once sold Scarlet on Ebuy just because he didn't want "negative feedback".
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Whenever Art and Kat are together they're either LikeAnOldMarriedCouple or ShipTease happens. EveryoneCanSeeIt.
** Lampshaded painfully [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=748 here.]]
*** [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=827 Not even Cupid can fix it!]]
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Scarlet takes the fact that [[spoiler:the Denizens have a trans-dimensional wardrobe]] remarkably well.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=194 Helga]]
** In case you were wondering exactly ''why'' PMJ's AuthorAvatar is a hamster...
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:When the Eldak's best attack simply reverts Art back to his normal, slim self, they instantly believe that he's invincible and panic.]]
* VillainousLegacy: The first two major arcs have an intriguing example of a ''recursive'' legacy. [[spoiler: OZBASIC in the final stages of its gambit hacks Jack's leftover Kill Sat and intends to use it. Except that same Kill Sat comes from designs Jack got from Scarlet's handiwork, which means that OZBASIC was hacking into a derivative of Quinten technology]].
* WalkingTechbane: Art, [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=435 and any other artists]]. At least until getting the chip.
** This became the focal point for on entire story arc... [[spoiler:complete with a [[Series/DoctorWho Dalek]] {{expy}} race out to kill him because of it.]]
* WeaksauceWeakness: Scarlet's sisters were brainwashed into having a crippling phobia of the outdoors [[spoiler:to prevent them from ever running away like Scarlet did.]]
** Of course, this being [[MadScientist Think Tank]], the limitation was eventually circumvented by [[spoiler:tinkering up opaque visors that show everything without depth perception.]]
* WeirdnessMagnet: Lampshaded when [[spoiler:the cast are inadvertently drawn into a plot involving alien infiltrators]].
-->'''Kat''': [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=838 How do we keep attracting this kind of crap?]]
* WetwareCPU: Amber, Jade, Violet, and Scarlet formed a four-part organic supercomputer at Quinten R&D.
* WhamEpisode: For [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=782 Pip]], anyway. Holy crap.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness:
-->'''[[AIIsACrapshoot OZBASIC]]:''' [[AC:You have served your purpose. [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=508 Prepare]] for [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment deathly laser death time]]..... [[FrickinLaserBeams WITH LASERS!]]]]
* YourHeadASplode: [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=665 Here.]]
* YourVampiresSuck: "[[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=657 I will NOT have one of cinema's greatest monsters belittled by hair-product-obsessed pretty boys.]]
* YuriFan: Pip once tried to trick Kat and Scarlet into kissing under the mistletoe to catch on camera.
* {{Zalgo}}: took over the AuthorAvatar during strip 666.
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