* {{Anvilicious}}: Corporations = death of creative ideas. Even without Jhonen saying it, you can tell this is him burning any leftover anger at Nickelodeon.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: The fact that [[spoiler: ''Devi is able to stop Sickness from ruining her life and making her like Nny'' fits here]]. Especially considering [[spoiler: '''''the usual shtick in the worlds of [[SadistShow Jhonen Vasquez]]''''']].
* [[CrossesTheLineTwice Crosses The Line...Way More Than Twice]]: But what were you expecting?
-->'''Devi''': OH GOD! EDDIE? Talk, Eddie! Let me know you're not dead! C'mon Eddie! C'MON!!\\
'''Eddie''': Hmph...Gugh...\\
'''Devi''': Oh thank god! Come on! Keep talking Eddie!! Stay with me! STAY WITH ME!!\\
'''Eddie''': Can I touch your butt?
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Devi and Tenna's friendship moment at the end. Given how much shit the latter's been putting up with since the former started having issues (Hell, in this comic alone), it's really amazing that Tenna's stuck by Devi like she has. Especially since the creator is Vasquez.
* HilariousInHindsight: Vasquez, having written a thinly-veiled metaphor for the pains of working in the corporate-driven animation industry and how much easier things were when he was working for himself, proceeded to write a handful more comics before going on to [[RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja design characters for a Disney show]] before going on to make a pilot for one himself, write episodes of ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'', and team up with Creator/{{Titmouse}} to adapt ''ComicBook/{{Squee}}'' and ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac''. He's also [[http://www.questionsleep.com/?p=2024 open to the idea of bringing Zim back.]] [[CueTheFlyingPigs Which did happen]].
* JerkassWoobie: Yes, Devi is being [[MindRape mentally assaulted]] by a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything parasite her murderer once-date accidentally gave her]]. Yes, she is under [[ExecutiveMeddling a lot]] [[CaptainObvious of stress]]. Yes, she is often an utter bitch to her best friend, laughs with her at the idea of some random dude setting himself on fire, throws a little girl and stomps a cat to death, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking spams F-bombs.]] Read the comic and there's more! [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality What.]] [[CrapsackWorld The.]] [[WhatTheHellHero Fuck.]]
* RealitySubtext: Devi, much like Vasquez [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim was at the time]], transitions from creating art for herself to doing it for a corporation, and finds herself irritated at the constant demand for revisions that make no sense with her creative vision and are introduced entirely to appeal to certain demographics.