YMMV / Oglaf

  • Cargo Ship: "Love Potion" (semi-SFW) and "Fairest".
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Just about the entire comic, really.
  • Evil Is Sexy: The Mistress and the Xonian Ambassador, most prominently. But since non-sexy characters are in the minority, it's not surprising.
  • Fridge Brilliance: The first mention of Sithrak is by Morag the Immortal, but we don't find out much about him. Later we meet some worshippers who believe he tortures everybody forever in the afterlife, whether they were bad or not. Compared to that, immortality seems like a pretty good deal, even if it does hurt.
    • Word of God has confirmed Sithrak is the god of both religions, but that neither gets him entirely right. Sithrak is surprised anyone's still reading his Mad God diatribes, for instance, comparing them to teenage poetry. This would suggest that Morag's beliefs are probably closer to the mark.
  • Growing the Beard: From one-off strips to two-page vignettes to what appears to be a fully fledged multi-part story.
  • I Am Not Shazam: Ivan the Apprentice is the closest thing the comic has to a main character (even though he hasn't appeared in years) and his name is not Oglaf. Oglaf himself is a minor character that only featured in a few comics and only recently reappeared after a six year absence.
  • Nightmare Fuel: "Bring out the goddess in me". EEEEK!
    • The lady seducing Chauncey in a strip does an... accurate imitation of an owl.
    • Eight Legs of Love. A Giant Spider with a vagina for a mouth is molesting Ivan in his sleep. DO. NOT. WANT.
    • The mistress killing her previous apprentice for trying to teach himself magic by casting a fire wand inside of him.
  • Paranoia Fuel: "8 legs of love".
  • Protagonist Title Fallacy: Oglaf is simply one of many recurring side characters. If there's a protagonist, it's Ivan or, after his almost-departure, Greir
  • Tear Jerker: It's hard to tell what Sandoval is crying for in this page but he seems genuinely upset that Ivan has been put into a magical coma. It's actually kinda upsetting to read even if the feelings are coming from or being amplified by a drug trip.
  • Theiss Titillation Theory: Particularly applies to the Snow Queen's top, which has only one button (with little wrinkle lines showing that it's a bit strained) and shows off Underboobs.
  • Ugly Cute:
  • The Woobie:
    • Poor Snow Queen. Poor Ari, too, come to think of it (he gets his cock frozen solid and snapped off). She does eventually get a happy ending. Ari, not so much.
    • Kronar's "son", though she does turn out to be a badass.
    • That poor little changeling baby. Also Ugly Cute.
    • Ivan gets put through so much hell that one can almost consider his magic sleep a happy ending—if only because it means no one's gonna be bothering him for a while.


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