These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Looking for Group
Ass Pull: For a lot of people, the pairing of Cale and Benny came right out of nowhere.
Author's Saving Throw: Much criticism has been levied on the comic's switch from easygoing fantasy-parody comedy to a more dramatic story with elements of humor. The main character, Cale, has had a recent extended flashback sequence that is working to fit the ludicrously light-hearted Cale of the very first strip into the full canon.
The problem is that either of those alone would be fine. But a strip that switches between serious drama and gag a day doesn't work. Anything that might be a twist, you'll start expecting is merely the set up or punchline to a joke. Richard was revealed to be turning human and losing his power around the same time that the comic showed what is assumed to be him as a ridiculously innocent looking child. When an npc came that appeared to people as their ideal of innocence, it didn't reference that at all in Richard-Vision, it was just a big rose. Then after a few pages he was slaughtering baby animals and throwing dolphins at Cale because his power apparently runs of destruction of innocence. Set up for a plot twist, or set up for a joke? Who the hell knows now?
Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: The characters do more and more morally grey things as time goes by to the point you question if you should support him, Richard's sadistic acts often go beyond the point of hilarity and even Cale's attempts to go back to doing good in the later parts of the comic either backfire horribly, or he ends up helping someone evil unknowingly.
Designated Protagonist Syndrome: In contrast to the colorful, morality shifting cast, Cale can seem a bit of standard hero to a fault(though this is part of the point of his character). He does get more gray later on.
Ear Worm: ♪You've nowhere to hide, nowhere to run. Your village will burn like the heart of the suuuuuun! With infinite glee, it's going to be me, that slaughters the wooooorld!♪
Saying LFG is a WoW story on the forums. DON'T DO IT FOR THE SAKE OF EVERYONE YOU'VE EVER LOVED, for the amount of flaming you'll be a victim to will likely kill them too.
It actually started out as a Warcraft parody, but instantly shifted into it's own world after the first page.
The mention of that sets them off too, by the way.
Fandom Rivalry: Pella being named as The Scrappy by a few outspoken Richard fans lead to the formation of the first major character-specific fan group, the Pella Admirers' Indefatigable Nation (P.A.I.N.) followed mere hours later by one for Richard, then one for Cale, one for Felbunny and on and on. Subverted somewhat since the fans aren't actually arguing over real actors but different cartoon characters drawn by the same man.
Fan Nickname: Felbunny (Richard's pet rabbit) and Commander Kickass (the general of the armies of Legaria).
Cale's master in the flashback was dubbed Elven Sean Connery.
Fridge Brilliance: Benny has spent less time in battle compared to the other characters ever since she and Cale started their relationship when before, she was one of the major combatants. This is because Cale is purposely keeping her out of harms way for fear of losing her. Incidentally, this treatment is also pissing her off.
Also Richard/Cale. Cale set his arm on fire when Richard left. Also, he flies him on a kite during a trip on a ship.
And glomps him when he returns after the fire incident. And the reason he set his arm on fire was him fondly remembering when Richard possessed him (and used his fire powers while in Cale's body.)
"Chicken need Squishy." "Chicken does need Squishy."
And Richard/Archmage. Try and deny it, there's got to be a reason for the Archmage/bunny crying after Richard's banishment.
Jerkass Woobie: Richard, surprisingly enough. If he doesn't continually kill innocents, he loses his powers. All of his powers. His undeath (i.e. his immortality, inability to feel pain, and ease of regeneration) and his magic. His insane actions are shown to be a bit of a facade, as he's aware he's doing evil things, but he is doing them in hope for the Greater Good. The crazier he acts the less responsibility he has to take for his actions, and the less clearly he remembers his old self.
Cale's teacher at the monastery had one. Making Cale's beloved act as if she was having an affair with someone else to force him to cut his ties with the monastery and start on his mission?Dickish, but defendable. Murdering said beloved afterwards to make sure there are no loose ends?