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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Pretty much everyone, but Miles gets a special mention. His creator and fans (both hardcore and casual) take a different interpretation of him; being a Jerkass Woobie who constantly receives Disproportionate Retribution; while the other side thinks he's a self-absorbed JerkAss who's always stealing the spotlight.
    • Rachael also gets a disturbing amount of this, usually on the forum, and usually from people who hate her and call her a selfish, heartless whore who deserves crippling injuries, life-threatening illnesses- or even death- and people who desperately want her shoehorned into a dysfunctional relationship with Miles; the latter group insists that she's actually a weak-willed Tsundere who loves Jerk Asses and only pretends to love guys like Minos.
  • Base Breaker: Geecku. Almost immediately after her introduction, some people loved her, and others completely railed against her, arguing that she's a one note Genki Girl whose (so far) only main trait is her extensive sex life. Some critics also decry how her suffering no consequences for trashing Mora's kitchen is "unrealistic". Nevermind this series has never been big on realism in the first place.
  • Broken Base: Mostly aligned along specific character lines. The Taffy/Miles incident mentioned below is one, the Rachael/Mora rivalry is another, and Miles is practically one all by himself. It depends heavily in the Alternate Character Interpretation and mostly, that both parts of the Hatedom and Fandom tend to be equally parts Fan Dumb most of the time.
  • Canon Sue: Mora to a growing number of readers. Apparently she's on her way to being a God-Mode Sue as well, as she's essentially become completely invincible, inhumanly strong and unnaturally fortunate, her father has turned out to be some kind of powerful demonic being, it's been revealed that Digit is a "sacred spirit", the rarest and most special kind of nanozell spirit, virtually every character but Rachael agrees with everything she says and does, and she's very clearly never leaving Minos, and as we've seen with Kayin and Grace, normal people who marry Crests somehow gain immortality.
  • Creator's Pet: Miles, as has been noted several times already, and Mora, whom Chalo has even stated no lasting misfortune will ever happen to.
    • The "Learning Curves" bonus comic was apparently supposed to show that Miles actually had some bad experiences and was once a loving genuine Nice Guy in a relationship who then lost the girl and became bitter. Unfortunately, since the bad experiences weren't actually that bad, and he pretty much neglected the girl and took her for granted as a friend with benefits right from the start, for most it just served to reinforce the perception that all he had was Wangst and that he was still dodging responsibility for his own screwups.
    • This trope is beginning to happen in the main comic as well. SK keeps trying to find new ways to put Miles in the spotlight and make him seem a lot nicer and more likeable than he actually is, when all he's doing is confirming the idea that Miles is nothing more than a lecherous, arrogant, somewhat delusional Jerk Ass, and actually causing more readers to dislike or hate Miles.
  • Critical Backlash\Hype Backlash: Miles' fans argue that most of his ostensible Jerk Ass moments just aren't that Jerkish; however, most of his Pet the Dog moments likewise fall flat.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Comic 267. Nothing like a bit of lighthearted Comedic Sociopathy to lighten the mood left by a rather cerebusy arc.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Many, depending on who you ask.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Miles has one of the biggest character fanbases in the comic despite his many Jerk Ass and flatout Kick the Dog moments.
    • On the forums, at least. Outside the forums, he's quite unpopular.
    • While she does genuinely have her good points (especially after her Heel-Face Turn), quite a few people insist that Alej is the "true" heroine, despite the horrible things she did and how the Sanity Slippage that nearly destroyed her was primarily her own fault.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Randal is an interesting example. While other characters generate divisiveness and in-fighting over who likes them, whether their actions were correct or understandable, and their interactions with other characters, Randal just... skates on by. About as negative as the reaction to anything he ever does gets is "neutral".
    • Taffy, by a long shot, considering that she's popular enough to win practically every positive poll on the official website regardless of the category, including the poll about which character would you like to see have their own spin off series from the main cast.
    • Tila Sunrise, too.
    • Also Phi.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Alejandra counts for this to a certain degree. Din and Jin have had traits of this, especially when they transform to evade Sarah and Digit's capture for almost killing Digit.
    • Highlighted in the Dungeons And Dames side-comic, where the explicitly evil "ice queen" wears an even more fanservicey version of Alejandra's festival dress.
  • Fandom Berserk Button: Soul Kat has a big Berserk Button related to this trope due to so many people screwing up Davin Preacher's name, instead calling him Devin.
  • Fan Nickname: Chalosan, SoulKat, and ID_Fox are sometimes referred to as either "the Katbox Krew" or "the Big Three".
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: When Chalo published Comic 265, this text was included as part of the update: "And in that fateful day, while in the middle of a lusty dream (I guess), the life of the lil rascal came to a end. Will someone remember him, after he's gone, I wonder? Only time will tell." Within the next week, Chalo's brother died.
    • It was also coincidentally posted shortly after Yoshito Usui was found dead, having fallen off a cliff on September 11th, 2009.
    • During the comic's early days, a number of gags were centered around the farm's well. The same well was later the center of a rather heartrending scene.
  • Ho Yay Shipping: The forums turned Randal's apparent metrosexuality into a running gag where he's actually gay...and the favorite fan pairing for him was with Miles. It got to the point where an April Fools strip was produced that depicted the two naked together in bed.
  • Internet Backdraft: It's generally not a good idea to bring up the Miles/Taffy fight from the Harvest Festival arc, as it will cause some readers to say "Miles needs to die! Horribly!" and others to reply with "The stuckup cocktease prude whore deserved it. Bitch." The forum even tries to dodge this by cutting off such discussions before the flames can heat back up.
    • Hell, whenever any character makes a controversial action, you can expect the fanbase to explode into debates on whether or not the action was "right" or "justified". Especially when the action in question involves Miles, Minos, Rachael or Mora.
    • Also, anything involving SoulKat Bowdlerizing content - the Bust Chart images, for example, started off as the LL girls in lingerie/underwear, but slowly moved into having them in less revealing outfits (or even their regular comic outfits). When tribal girl Ailana wasn't drawn topless despite having been topless in two consecutive pages of the bonus comic she appeared in, fans both on the forums and off complained about the Bowdlerization of the Bust Chart, and many believe SoulKat is the one responsible for this.
    • The "Island Story" arc received heavy criticism, mostly because the whole thing seemed rushed in several areas and Din and Jin getting an apparent Karma Houdini.
  • Jerk Sue: Mora treads around this territory every so often.
  • Les Yay:
    • Played with in the Fanservice arc "Breasts Are the Best" between Taffy Ria and Rachael.
    • Joked about in the main comic here
    • Also, Alejandra and Tootsie's relationship; unlike the above example, this one is actually canon, though it's also played with in "Breasts Are the Best".
  • Magnificent Bastard: Ambar will ALWAYS win. And she will ALWAYS do it with a condescending smile on her face.
  • Marty Stu: Minos is often seen as one by fans. Miles too, though he's closer to a Creator's Pet.
  • Memetic Mutation: Messiah's "Scandalous!", arguably.
    • And Randal's "Fabulous!", inarguably.
  • Memetic Sex Goddess: This apparently applies to most of the females in the comic, but Mora, Alejandra, Taffy and Rachael stand out the most in this area.
  • Moe: Only two pages in, and Phi is already garnering a reputation for being cuter than Digit.
    • Taffy, especially when she's wearing her reading glasses.
  • Narm: Any comic page that tries to have a serious moment while shoving in as much fanservice per panel as humanly possible.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Even those who dislike Rachael (grudgingly) admitted that her risking her life to save Digit was a good move.
  • Ron the Death Eater: Mora receives this treatment at times.
  • Strangled by the Red String: SoulKat has apparently decided out of the blue that Miles and Rachael need to be shoved together as soon as possible, with little other than ID holding him back from doing it within a few pages. The part with Miles showing Rachael his junked plane, with Rachael reacting inexplicably well to Miles calling her pet-names and sharing his responsibility-dodging dreams with her, was the toned down version—the original, according to ID, was filled with juvenile flirting and completely unsubtle double-entendres from both characters. As Rachael has previously given every indication of absolutely despising guys like Miles, and as Miles has not shown a single sign of miraculously becoming the type of man she'd want to spend her life with, this trope is in full effect as she's steadily Flanderized into a stereotypical Tsundere to facilitate their pairing.
  • Squick: What's more disturbing? Digit actually being drawn for the bust chart, or the fact that so many people wanted to see her on it so badly?
  • Take That, Scrappy!: Tiare says what we're all thinking. You think Soulkat reads this page?
    • Whoever on the Katbox Krew allowed Miles to get pounded by Rachael for about two pages clearly noticed how much he's hated outside of his devoted fans. From the sheer vitriol that Miles attracts, it's clear that many readers would've liked a dozen more pages of that.
  • Tear Jerker: Last panel (warning: spoilers) of this page. Full stop.
  • The Scrappy: Though opinions vary on Digit, she fits the technical specs down to a T. Sarah wanders towards this territory occasionally, and Miles is probably this whenever he's not being a Creator's Pet or just an out-and-out Author Avatar.
    • Rachael receives a disproportionate amount of hatred on the forum. Amusingly, she's one of the more popular characters outside the forum.
  • What an Idiot: Mora could've handled the Love Triangle situation better...
    • Neither Rachael nor Minos handled it any better.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: The bright colors and animal characters may make it seem like its age appropriate for everyone, that is until you get to the fifth page.... (Warning NSFW)
  • The Woobie: Taffy, in most parts of the comic combined with aspects of her childhood is this in spades.

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