* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: InUniverse and on a species-wide level [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2015/3/26/how-to-consider-a-differing-opinion-rerun.html with Manatees]].
* LoveItOrHateIt: Seems to be the reaction of Website/{{Cracked}}'s readers to the comic itself.
* MagnificentBastard: Rick [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2012/12/16/how-to-graciously-receive-an-honor.html will pull off]] one ''hell'' of a ThanatosGambit on Scott, naming him Executor of his Estate and counting on ShootTheMessenger to ensue.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Everything Rocket Hat does. Justified in that he only has one pose. (Well, eventually two, but the point stands.)
* TheWoobie: Rick.