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* AbnormalAmmo: In the video game, Drywall uses a piranha gun - literally a gun hooked to a tank of piranhas.



* BottomlessMagazines: Though one line ("I haven't run out of bullets yet.") implies that Scud's guns ''have'' a set ammo capacity. It's apparently just ''really, really high.''

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* BottomlessMagazines: Though one line ("I haven't run out of bullets yet.") implies that Scud's guns ''have'' a set ammo capacity. It's apparently just ''really, really high.'''' This carries over into the video game, where you never run out of ammo nor need to reload.


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* LifeMeter: In the game. Scud's, as well as boss enemies, are unusual in that they ''fill'' as their owner takes damage. Drywall's is more straightforward, being a zipper (like his mouth) that unzips to represent how much damage he's taken.

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* HowWeGotHere: The video game's first few levels are framed as the computer AM-2 telling Sussudio Scud's origin story, allowing Sussudio to function as an AudienceSurrogate for those unfamiliar with the story.


** The UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn video game has a computer called AM-2, named for the developers of ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'' and ''VideoGame/VirtuaCop'', among other Sega arcade titles.

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** The UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn video game has a computer called AM-2, named for the developers of ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'' and ''VideoGame/VirtuaCop'', among other Sega arcade titles. Scud's handguns are also redesigned to resemble the "Stunner" light gun design Sega sold for the Saturn and used for its arcade cabinets.

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** The UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn video game has a computer called AM-2, named for the developers of ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'' and ''VideoGame/VirtuaCop'', among other Sega arcade titles.


* EldritchAbomination: Just about every non-human could qualify do to how downright bizarre they look. [[spoiler:But special mention has to go the HorsemenOfTheApocalypse whose ranks include the already mentioned [[MixAndMatchCritter Jeff,]] a Jason Voorhees-esque serial killer who [[AmbiguouslyHuman may or may not be human,]] a giant worm with the head of a dog and multiple breasts, and a...[[BuffySpeak thing]] that has what can only be described as a ''city on fire'' as its main body.]]

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* EldritchAbomination: Just about every non-human could qualify do to how downright bizarre they look. [[spoiler:But special mention has to go the HorsemenOfTheApocalypse whose ranks include the already mentioned [[MixAndMatchCritter Jeff,]] a Jason Voorhees-esque serial killer who [[AmbiguouslyHuman may or may not be human,]] a giant worm with the head of a dog and multiple breasts, and a...[[BuffySpeak thing]] something that has what can only be described as a ''city on fire'' as its main body.]]


** [[spoiler: BiggerBad: System. And then later, The Seraphim, as they were the ones responsible for alot of bad events in the series.]]


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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:System. And then later, The Seraphim, as they were the ones responsible for alot of bad events in the series.]]


* AntiHero: Throughout the comic, Scud's pretty much looking out for himself, and doesn't really do anything that won't directly benefit him in some way (For example, refusing to help the mafia fight off the dinosaurs, even though he's ''right there'', until they pay him.) [[JustifiedTrope He ''is'' an assassin]], after all.

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* AntiHero: Throughout the comic, Scud's pretty much looking out for himself, and doesn't really do anything that won't directly benefit him in some way (For example, refusing to help the mafia fight off the dinosaurs, even though he's ''right there'', until they pay him.) [[JustifiedTrope He ''is'' ''[[JustifiedTrope is]]'' an assassin]], assassin, after all.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding : The final pages of Issue 24 says it all.


* SuddenlyVoiced: Manages to do this despite being a comic in that [[spoiler: Drywall becomes capable of speaking English like everyone else during the last four issues, with the first time he does so being just before Oswald's death.]]

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* SuddenlyVoiced: SuddenlySpeaking: Manages to do this despite being a comic in that [[spoiler: Drywall becomes capable of speaking English like everyone else during the last four issues, with the first time he does so being just before Oswald's death.]]


* EldritchAbomination: Just about every non-human could qualify do to how downright bizarre they look. [[spoiler:But special mention has to go the HorsemenOfTheApocalypse whose ranks include the already mentioned [[MixAndMatchCritter Jeff,]] a Jason Voorhees-esque serial killer who [[AmbiguouslyHuman may or may not be human,]] a giant worm with the head of a dog and multiple breasts, and a...[[BuffySpeak thing]] that has what can only be described as a ''city on fire'' as it's main body.]]

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* EldritchAbomination: Just about every non-human could qualify do to how downright bizarre they look. [[spoiler:But special mention has to go the HorsemenOfTheApocalypse whose ranks include the already mentioned [[MixAndMatchCritter Jeff,]] a Jason Voorhees-esque serial killer who [[AmbiguouslyHuman may or may not be human,]] a giant worm with the head of a dog and multiple breasts, and a...[[BuffySpeak thing]] that has what can only be described as a ''city on fire'' as it's its main body.]]


** Jeff is a special case since her[[BizarreAlienBiology (?)]] is so utterly absurd that it has to be seen to be believed. She's an eight foot tall humanoid with an electric plug for a head, mousetraps for hands, a squid belted to her chest, has hands for feet and talks by shouting movie quotes ''out of her kneecaps,'' '''''which have mouths on them!'''''

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** Jeff is a special case since her[[BizarreAlienBiology (?)]] design is so utterly absurd that it has to be seen to be believed. She's an eight foot tall humanoid with an electric plug for a head, mousetraps for hands, a squid belted to her chest, has hands for feet and talks by shouting movie quotes ''out of her kneecaps,'' '''''which have mouths on them!'''''


* BaitAndSwitch: One of the "H O R S E" arc's issues follows a group of nerdy teens getting attacked by a deranged, masked serial killer. It's established early on that the beach where Scud and the teens are hanging out is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a lifeguard who died there, and the issue seems to be building up to the reveal that this murderer is in fact him. [[spoiler: Nope! The ghost is actually a good guy and drags the serial killer into the ground, where the issue promptly ends. Oh, and that serial killer? He was actually one of the ''Horsemen of the Apocalypse'', for extra insanity.]]



* CruelTwistEnding: [[spoiler: Inverted. The ending is a lot happier and idealistic than you would expect from a comic like this.]]

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* CruelTwistEnding: The original run of the comic. [[spoiler: Inverted. Scud is teleported to heaven, where the Seraphim explain to him and Sussudio that the numerous monstrosities Scud has killed over the adventure are actually the Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Since all of them are dead or out of commission, the Seraphim enlist Scud to end the world instead. They do this by brutally hacking apart Sussudio and saying they'll bring her back if he goes through with it- which he agrees to. [[{{Cliffhanger}} The ending end!]]]] However, this is a lot happier and idealistic than you would expect from a comic like this.[[spoiler: inverted come the end of the new run, with the cast earning an EarnYourHappyEnding.]]

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** Jeff is a special case since her[[BizarreAlienBiology (?)]] is so utterly absurd that it has to be seen to be believed. She's an eight foot tall humanoid with an electric plug for a head, mousetraps for hands, a squid belted to her chest, has hands for feet and talks by shouting movie quotes ''out of her kneecaps,'' '''''which have mouths on them!'''''


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* GodIsGood: [[GoodIsNotNice But he sure is mean.]] The lore of the comic is that God wanted to end the world with the Rapture, but Satan never showed [[spoiler: since he was consumed by System.]] On principle, God decided to never throw the first punch so to speak, and so the rapture has continued on indefinitely.[[spoiler: His angels eventually usurped him and locked him away, and the minute he gets free he goes on a ''brutal'' rampage against them, devouring them whole.]] However, God is not without virtue either- there are numerous hints he's orchestrating the events of the comic to create the best outcome for everyone, and [[spoiler: upon hearing what his Seraphim are doing to Scud by making him kill the Earth, he cries a single tear.]]

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: The series is extremely cynical until the very end where it actually becomes a happy and idealistic conclusion.

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* FloweryElizabethanEnglish: After [[spoiler: losing an arm in his battle with Scud Sol, Scud ends up having to borrow an arm that belonged to a werewolf, which causes his speech patterns to slip in and out of this at times.]]

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