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  • Base Breaker: Joel Calley is this in spades. He's either a Villain Sue Scrappy, or a case of Draco in Leather Pants. In some cases, it boils down to whether one finds him awesome and/or attractive.
    • Matt along the course of the webcomic. In the wake of Matt's apparently willing and aware embrace of Joel's supervillainy, the fanbase reaction charted a course for Draco in Leather Pants.
    • And Artie as the comic comes closer to its finale what with him becoming more of a Magnificent Bastard than Joel could ever hope to be. Once someone who had a vibe of being a good natured slacker, attaining Melusine as his Spiritual Symbiote has brought him to the same path as our former 'Hero' and only just managed to avoid being worse..
  • Creator's Pet/Jerk Sue/The Scrappy: Joel gradually developed into an example of all three, to an infuriating and insulting degree
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Joel's response to hearing that the health inspector is coming is to spot a random passerby who happens to be wearing a trenchcoat and wide-brimmed hat and shoot him. His boss stares briefly, then says "The health inspector is a woman." Cue Joel shooting the first passing female.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Joel and Matt, and arguably also Artie. When Immelmann is commissioned to draw porn of any of his characters, itís usually the former two and/or Nicole.
  • Memetic Badass: The Baron became this in the space of a single comic.
    • Immelmann changing his sig. on the forum didn't help.
    Immy hypnotized in bondage: "Vote for The Baron" f5 "Gentlemen prefer the Baron" f5 "I want the Baron's babies." etc.
    • The signature cycles through exactly 27 different phrases. Out of these, only one isn't Baron-related.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Joel Calley of definitely crosses the Moral Event Horizon during the various acts of his complicated revenge plot. Among the worst are causing a child's parents to die in a car crash and giving his friend Artie cancer in order to kill him.
    • Artie himself had a moment, making the oil tanker crash into the Dolphin city. However, it's ambiguous if he actually fully intended to do it.
  • Narm: Last panel of this page.
    • Matt's big damn speech he gives to Artie would be much easier to take seriously if he wasn't drawn wearing bright blue bike-shorts and a skin-tight t-shirt.
  • Narm Charm: Part of the comic's overall appeal.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Joel's psychic battles with Father Tim and Artie. And more recently, Millicent, which was even creepier.
    • Chelsie is pretty damn scary. As is Kate's reasoning behind keeping her little harem; the knowledge that some people think this is a reasonable argument is terrifying. Mercifully the author's demonstrated he doesn't think so.
    • Follow the url in the alt text for this comic. Go here if you need help. If the letters don't creep you out, Miranda's infected version of the site, complete with drawings never on the regular site to begin with will give you absolute chills.
  • Shocking Swerve: Comic #374.
  • Squick: Chelsie's adventures embody this trope. Joel's tentacular psychic form is pretty disturbing as well.
    • Nicole and Roland end up breaking up, and Nicole hooking up with his own father. They live happily ever after. Um... yay..?
    • And Matt indulges in infantilism and likes to wear diapers. In general, the webcomic is full of these sorts of moments. And they often result if you're not fond of a fetish that Immelmann favors.
  • So Bad, It's Good
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: A repeated guest comic joke shows Joel's nightmares to be a Sugar Bowl.
  • Villain Sue: Joel
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Zoe is actually a male crossdresser.

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