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YMMV: Sabrina Online
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Zig Zag is in heavy denial and hasn't recovered emotionally from her abuse. That's why she screws almost Anything That Moves. That's why Sabrina is her ONLY platonic friend. After getting forcibly rejected by Sabrina in comic 138, Zig Zag told her "I've had to deal with abuse like this my whole life. I can't believe I almost fell into doing it myself." Zig Zag also told Sabrina "Calm down a bit, and I promise you'll love this" right before Sabrina gave her a black eye. That doesn't sound like someone who's over her past abuses. Let's face it, Zig Zag needs therapy. A LOT of therapy. However, she has been shown to open up...but to a point, and under her own terms. Then again, as she herself put it - "Honestly! Can't someone behave playful or slutty without there having to be some deeper meaning behind it!?!" Either way, one never truly recovers from that sort of abuse - the best that can be hoped for is a life in which it doesn't weigh on the mind or constantly interfere. Zig Zag arguably does that. Therapy might still help her, but the belief that one can just rollback their life and edit out the bad parts is something that has to be fixed in therapy. Zig at least seems to have understood this, and acts accordingly. (That said, Blackrabbit would know more than Schwartz on the matter.)
  • Breakout Character/Ensemble Darkhorse: Zig Zag, to the point that the December 2010 and June 2014 groups of strips focus on her—and doesn't feature Sabrina at all.
    • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: This has been going on for quite a while. Zig's introduction threatened to shove Amy and Thomas out of the spotlight and, by the end of 2007, completely eliminated Sabrina's connections with her past chat buddies like Carli. The recent arc is taking this Up to Eleven.
      • Author Appeal: Probably not a surprise to learn that Eric Schwartz has, in the past, drawn his personal character making out with Zig-Zag.
  • Canon Sue: Some feel that Zig Zag has become one.
  • Dude, Not Funny!/Disproportionate Retribution: One might sympathise with Spike being annoyed by Carli's "netspeak", but when he grabs her by the head, lifts her off the ground, and tells her he'll let go if she stops, the terms "spousal abuse" and "domestic violence" do come to mind... as do the terms "torture" and "hanging".
  • Fanon: Officially, Zig Zag doesn't have a real name other than "Zig Zag." (She even implies she had it changed legally.) The names "Zelda" or "Tonya Zumbrowski" have been applied to her in fan works featuring her.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: See Wham Episode on the main page, then see Fridge Horror on the Fridge page.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: During the buzz for the 2007 Transformers movie, one of the girls in the studio calls the film Transmorfers instead. It's unknown if Schwartz deliberately put in the wrong word or not (though given Sabrina's reaction, it was probably intentional), but in any event...
  • Les Yay: Zig Zag wants this with Sabrina, and has this with several members of her staff, notably Sheila Vixen and Tina Lynx.
  • Periphery Demographic:
  • Schedule Slip: While it really does update once a month (first day of the month) and is generally on-schedule, it originally featured about four strips with each update; nowadays, at least one is often a Filler Strip, or there may be as few as two, or both.
  • Squick: Studio janitor Darke Katt describes her job as more or less this...
    Richard: So what kind of stuff do you have to clean?
    Darke: If you haven't figured it out already, you really don't wanna know!

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