* AccidentalInnuendo: see HoYay
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In ''Le Journal d'un ingénu'', did Kassandra Stahl truly love Spirou? Or was it just a ploy to convert him into a [[DirtyCommunists communist]]?
* CreatorBreakdown: Franquin in the middle of ''QRN sur Bretzelburg''. His "last" album, ''Panade à Champignac'', can either be seen as an affective goodbye to the series... or as a big "Fuck you, I'm going to work on ComicBook/GastonLagaffe instead".
* DaddysLittleVillain: Luna, Vito Cortizone's daughter. [[spoiler:She disapproves of some of her father's methods but still ends up on his side in the end.]]
* EpilepticTree: Is ''ComicBook/LePetitSpirou'' Spirou's son or Spirou when he was young? Stories suggest both ideas!
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Franchise/{{Marsupilami}}.
** To a lesser example, Luna Cortizone. She is surprisingly popular when you consider she actually shew up in only ''one'' album.
* FanonDiscontinuity
** Morvan & Munuera tried to integrate elements from all their predecessors into their run (including Rob-Vel and Fournier), but unfortunately for them many fans wrote off the series after the departure of Tome & Janry.
* FoeYay: Fantasio and Seccotine.
* HarsherInHindsight: In the ''Le Groom vert-de-gris'' Spirou is saved from [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]] by a Jewish girl. After the war, he decide to ask her out, but learns that [[FinalSolution she was taken in a train by guards]].
* HoYay: Spirou and Fantasio, [[HeterosexualLifePartners obviously]]. There are things like [[http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/799/fantasiomgoe6.jpg this picture]] to keep the rumors alive and kicking.
** '''Taken out of context:''' Fantasio wakes up, apparently in the same bed as Spirou. He's covered in a whitish dripping liquid. He shouts "'''The condom!''' We forgot the condom!" (capote means both hood and condom)
** '''The context:''' Fantasio and Spirou are sleeping in a castle ruin, two separate beds. They used pieces of tarpaulin to keep themselves from the rain, except the one above Fantasio suddenly ripped and unloaded buckets of water on him. He wakes up shouting "'''The hood!''' We forgot the hood!" (on the car, to protect it from rain)
** It should be noted that the example given is from the series "Spirou de...", which is basically a series of adventures unrelated to the canon universe... So this isn't exactly the best example to show how the [[HoYay]] is still alive and kicking...
* MyRealDaddy: Creator/AndreFranquin is often seen as the creator of the series rather than Rob-Vel.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The NintendoHard MegaDrive[=/=]SuperNES game, reviewed by [[http://www.joueurdugrenier.fr/spirou-megadrive-2/ the Attic Gamer.]]
* ScheduleSlip: Nearly all the major runs at their end (hence the changes of creative team), but Tome & Janry's was particularly egregious (up to three years between their last two albums).
* VillainDecay
** Zorglub, even before his HeelFaceTurn. Also the whole point of ''Le Réveil du Z'', where Zorglub's successor only manages to recreate TheThemeParkVersion of the original's vision.
** Let's not forget Vito "La Déveine" Cortizone, a powerful mafia don who eventually is somehow deported through the little rural town of Champignac with nearly no security.
** The Triangle went from "globe-spanning barely competent criminal organisation" in ''Du Glucose for Noémie'' to "half a dozen idiots who can't even operate their secret lair's traps correctly" in ''L'Abbaye Truquée'', mainly because they lost most of their competent members in previously failed operations told between ''Glucose'' and ''Abbaye''.
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