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** the Millefueille/Mee-foi “butt implants” running gag throws up the situation that Faye has carried out quite major internal alterations without knowing quite important elements of Mee-foi’s construction

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** the The Millefueille/Mee-foi “butt implants” running gag throws up the situation indicates that Faye has carried out quite major internal alterations without knowing quite important elements of Mee-foi’s constructionconstruction.

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* TheArtifact: Pintsize. The presence of intelligent robots in the strip's setting has undergone major CerebusSyndrome over the years; most robot characters now have humanoid bodies and major plotlines have centered on robot psychology and ethics; and yet Pintsize himself remains Marten's comic-relief pint-size RobotBuddy.


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* ArtisticLicenceEconomics: Faye and Bubbles’ business venture, Union Robotics. Neither seems to have any idea how a business operates.
** Dora, supposedly the most business-savvy of the main cast, guaranteed their lease with no sight of a business plan; this, despite one of the robot characters (well known to both Faye and Bubbles) being a Chartered Accountant.
** Faye has TWICE allowed Sam, a minor, to handle power tools, once resulting in an accident.
** Bubbles keeps some sort of cost/income records, apparently.
** the Millefueille/Mee-foi “butt implants” running gag throws up the situation that Faye has carried out quite major internal alterations without knowing quite important elements of Mee-foi’s construction
** There appears to be no “consulting room” or even screens. Characters are simply undressed on benches in the workshop. Either AIs are treated as “regular people”, or they aren’t.

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* CensoredForComedy: A couple strips of butts with censor bars over them are followed by a [[https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4144 Thanksgiving strip]] where a turkey's eyes, chest, and crotch are covered with censor bars in a way that suggests some absolutely absurd genitalia.


-->'''Emily''': ...And that's why you can't send information back into the past! Simple!
-->'''Dora''': Simple...
-->'''Balding Professorial-Looking Customer''': [''looking at the blackboard''] Ooh, you have Lorentz factors today? One medium, please!
-->'''Dora''': That's not--
-->'''Emily''': On it! [''leaves'']
-->'''Balding Professorial-Looking Customer''': How much do I owe you?
-->'''Dora''': [''increasingly baffled''] Um...four fifty?
-->'''Emily''': [''returns and hands a cup to the customer''] Here you go! Have a nice day!
-->'''Balding Professorial-Looking Customer''': Danke schoen!
-->'''Emily''': [''as Dora and Marigold look at her with WTF expressions''] This job is '''very''' satisfying.

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-->'''Emily''': ...And that's why you can't send information back into the past! Simple!
-->'''Dora''': Simple...
-->'''Balding
Simple!\\
'''Dora''': Simple...\\
'''Balding
Professorial-Looking Customer''': [''looking at the blackboard''] Ooh, you have Lorentz factors today? One medium, please!
-->'''Dora''':
please!\\
'''Dora''':
That's not--
-->'''Emily''':
not--\\
'''Emily''':
On it! [''leaves'']
-->'''Balding
[''leaves'']\\
'''Balding
Professorial-Looking Customer''': How much do I owe you?
-->'''Dora''':
you?\\
'''Dora''':
[''increasingly baffled''] Um...four fifty?
-->'''Emily''':
fifty?\\
'''Emily''':
[''returns and hands a cup to the customer''] Here you go! Have a nice day!
-->'''Balding
day!\\
'''Balding
Professorial-Looking Customer''': Danke schoen!
-->'''Emily''':
schoen!\\
'''Emily''':
[''as Dora and Marigold look at her with WTF expressions''] This job is '''very''' satisfying.


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* AerithAndBob: Mostly split between human and AI. You have humans named Marten, Faye, and Dora, then AI named Corpse Witch, Crushbot, and Beepatrice. There are exceptions to both camps, though.


* DeathbringerTheAdorable: A very ordinary-looking robot named Corpse Witch. Her name is more indicative of her personality than her appearance.

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* DeathbringerTheAdorable: A very ordinary-looking robot named Corpse Witch. Her name is more indicative of her personality than her appearance. Later we discover that numerous AIs give themselves names like this including "Crushbot" and "Gyarados Skullfucker".
-->'''Sam:''' Wait, you know Miss Skullbleeper? She's my English teacher!

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* AbstractEater: When Marigold speculates whether Emily could design a website that would work backwards in time, Emily quickly sketches on the Coffee of Doom blackboard the mathematical reasons why you can't do that, whereupon the following dialogue ensues:
-->'''Emily''': ...And that's why you can't send information back into the past! Simple!
-->'''Dora''': Simple...
-->'''Balding Professorial-Looking Customer''': [''looking at the blackboard''] Ooh, you have Lorentz factors today? One medium, please!
-->'''Dora''': That's not--
-->'''Emily''': On it! [''leaves'']
-->'''Balding Professorial-Looking Customer''': How much do I owe you?
-->'''Dora''': [''increasingly baffled''] Um...four fifty?
-->'''Emily''': [''returns and hands a cup to the customer''] Here you go! Have a nice day!
-->'''Balding Professorial-Looking Customer''': Danke schoen!
-->'''Emily''': [''as Dora and Marigold look at her with WTF expressions''] This job is '''very''' satisfying.

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* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: When Roko learns that Spookybot/Yay won't enter her mind to help her with her bodily integration issues because "it's just gross" and they and Roko couldn't be friends afterwards, she is so amused by Yay not having any friends that she calls them a "nerd" and ''gives them a wedgie''.


* DeusExMachina: Parodied with the climax of the [=VespAvenger=] arc, and played straight with Spookybot in Bubble's arc. Justified, in the latter case, by RuleOfEmpathy: Spookybot makes it clear that they have zero tolerance for anyone who, like Corpse Witch, messes around with 'the whole "sanctity of mind" thing.

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* DeusExMachina: Parodied with the climax of the [=VespAvenger=] arc, and played straight with Spookybot in Bubble's arc. Justified, in the latter case, by RuleOfEmpathy: Spookybot makes it clear that they have zero tolerance for anyone who, like Corpse Witch, messes around with 'the whole "sanctity of mind" thing.'


* DeusExMachina: Parodied with the climax of the [=VespAvenger=] arc, and played straight with Spookybot in Bubble's arc.

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* DeusExMachina: Parodied with the climax of the [=VespAvenger=] arc, and played straight with Spookybot in Bubble's arc. Justified, in the latter case, by RuleOfEmpathy: Spookybot makes it clear that they have zero tolerance for anyone who, like Corpse Witch, messes around with 'the whole "sanctity of mind" thing.


*** The ultimate example of Faye's character development is her relationship to alcohol. [[spoiler: She goes from being an enthusiastic social drinker to a full-blown [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] whose drinking at work gets her fired, then she goes into hospital with alcohol poisoning, then becomes a RecoveredAddict who goes to AA meetings, then acquires sufficient self-discipline that she can throw a party at which (practically) everyone else is drinking and [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3077 not touch a drop]], although it's an effort for her.]]

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*** The ultimate example of Faye's character development is Then there's her relationship to alcohol. [[spoiler: She goes from being an enthusiastic social drinker to a full-blown [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] whose drinking at work gets her fired, then she goes into hospital with alcohol poisoning, then becomes a RecoveredAddict who goes to AA meetings, then acquires sufficient self-discipline that she can throw a party at which (practically) everyone else is drinking and [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3077 not touch a drop]], although it's an effort for her.]]]]
**** Finally, there's her difficulty with personal relationships. She goes from being someone who doesn't feel she can be anyone's girlfriend at all, to having a brief relationship with Sven and then a somewhat deeper but truncated relationship with Angus, to [[spoiler: falling in love with Bubbles and coming out as bisexual.]] Admittedly, the person she falls hardest for ([[spoiler: Bubbles]]) is also the kindest, strongest, least selfish and most intelligent of all her partners, and has the biggest influence on Faye, prompting her to be more responsible, loyal and friendly to others.


** Faye is the undisputed queen of this trope: When she first appears, her behavior is fairly run of the mill, if somewhat short tempered (her response to being asked if it's ok for Marten to ogle her: "If I sense any ogling, I will stab you and then poop in the wound"). After a while, she becomes perky and cheerful, but ''violently'' short tempered, (she once threw Pintsize across the room for a comment about her ass), and also stopped using contractions. Then after a while, she became the cynical snarky person she is now. She's also using contractions again, despite the fact that trait got an explanation in-comic. Comparing Faye today with one of her two earlier incarnations, one could very easily be forgiven for thinking them totally different characters.

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*** Following her return from her travels, Hannelore has lost her issues with bodily contact but has apparently transferred her OCD [[https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4103 to an exaggerated concern with other people's safety.]]
** When Faye is the undisputed queen of this trope: When she first appears, her behavior is fairly run of the mill, if somewhat short tempered (her response to being asked if it's ok for Marten to ogle her: "If I sense any ogling, I will stab you and then poop in the wound"). After a while, she becomes perky and cheerful, but ''violently'' short tempered, (she once threw Pintsize across the room for a comment about her ass), and also stopped using contractions. Then after a while, she became the cynical snarky person she is now. She's also using contractions again, despite the fact that trait got an explanation in-comic. Comparing Faye today with one of her two earlier incarnations, one could very easily be forgiven for thinking them totally different characters.


** May accused both Winslow and Officer Roko of flaunting their privilege in her face by talking about their new chasses[[note]]May is currently stuck using a sub-standard, low-quality chassis after her stint in robot jail for attempting to steal government property[[/note]], which leads to a plot revolving around AI privilege and, on a broader scope, privilege in general. This completely sidesteps the fact that May isn't stuck in a crappy chassis because she's oppressed or less advantaged than Winslow and Roko, but because ''she committed multiple felonies.'' May isn't angry because other people have it better than she does, she's angry because she doesn't want to face the consequences of her actions.

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*** This is eventually averted with Faye when she stops serving coffee and insults to random hipsters, and takes up repairing robots instead: her particular brand of snark is justified when she's telling off a robot for not taking better care of itself.

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** When Dora [[https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=4098 asks Sven what happened to his long hair]], and specifically if he was attacked by an enraged ex-lover with a pair of scissors, Sven truthfully replies that he had sex with a robot (May) and her joint lubricant corroded his hair. Dora replies "So I was right about the angry scissor-wielding ex, huh." Sven replies, deadpan, "I can't believe you saw through my lie."

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* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Nearly all the AI characters in that have visible hair have visible irises that match their hair color.
** Except [[spoiler: SpookyBot]] and Melon [[spoiler: cause she is just that weird ]]

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