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* WhamShot: 3.26, [[spoiler: Bitty's mom seeing Jack and Bitty kissing on live TV]]

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* WhamShot: WhamShot:
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3.26, [[spoiler: Bitty's mom seeing Jack and Bitty kissing on live TV]]TV.]]
** 4.9, [[spoiler:Bitty sees Whiskey kissing a guy at a party.]]


* [[DefrostingTheIceQueen Defrosting The Ice King]]: Bitty towards Jack. By sophomore year, it seems to have worked, so much that they've become close friends, Jack frequently shows affection and worry towards Bitty, and Bitty [[spoiler:develops a raging crush on him, which Jack returns.]]

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* [[DefrostingTheIceQueen Defrosting The Ice King]]: DefrostingTheIceQueen: Bitty towards Jack. By sophomore year, it seems to have worked, so much that they've become close friends, Jack frequently shows affection and worry towards Bitty, and Bitty [[spoiler:develops a raging crush on him, which Jack returns.]]



* [[SheIsAllGrownUp He Is All Grown Up]]: Jack was a [[http://checkpleasecomic.com/comic/01-05-01 weird-looking baby]] and a [[http://checkpleasecomic.com/extras-blog/010 chubby kid]] before [[http://checkpleasecomic.com/extras-blog/026 puberty kicked in]], gave him cheekbones, muscle, and a 6"1' body that made him hot enough to get picked for Samwell's 50 Most Beautiful twice.


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* SheIsAllGrownUp: Jack was a [[http://checkpleasecomic.com/comic/01-05-01 weird-looking baby]] and a [[http://checkpleasecomic.com/extras-blog/010 chubby kid]] before [[http://checkpleasecomic.com/extras-blog/026 puberty kicked in]], gave him cheekbones, muscle, and a 6"1' body that made him hot enough to get picked for Samwell's 50 Most Beautiful twice.

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* HeadsTailsEdge: When [[SitcomArchnemesis Dex and Nursey]] are arguing about which one of them should get dibs on Lardo's room, Bitty proposes that they resolve it with a coin flip. The coin winds up getting stuck upright in a crack on the floor and Lardo and Bitty take it as a sign that ''both'' of them should share the room, much to Dex's horror.


* BigDamnKiss: In 2.18-19, [[spoiler: Jack and Bitty finally kiss.]]

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* BigDamnKiss: TheBigDamnKiss: In 2.18-19, [[spoiler: Jack and Bitty finally kiss.]]


* GoshDarnItToHeck: Bitty's swear vocabulary consists of "Goodness," "Bless your heart," and "See if I ever bake y'all's favorite cookies again." There are some exceptions, such as Bitty's impersonations of other players, but compared to the rest of the team, Bitty is pretty Disney in his speech.

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* GoshDarnItToHeck: Bitty's swear vocabulary consists of "Goodness," "Bless your heart," and "See if I ever bake y'all's favorite cookies again." There are some exceptions, such as Bitty's impersonations of other players, but compared to the rest of the team, Bitty is pretty Disney in his speech. To be fair, though, have ''you'' ever tried to swear in front of a Southern mom?


** Kent Parson is shaping out to be this. He's Jack's [[ChildhoodFriends high school friend]] and apparent [[TheRival rival]] for the #1 draft in the 2009 NHL Draft. After being drafted 1st overall by the Las Vegas Aces in 2009 after Jack's overdose, Kent goes on to win the Stanley Cup for the Aces and the Calder Memorial Trophy, which is which is awarded to the player deemed most sufficient in their first year of competition in the NHL. To quote the comic hes probably tied for first when it comes to the best living hockey player right now - PROBABLY tied.

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** Kent Parson is shaping out to be this. He's Jack's [[ChildhoodFriends high school former friend]] and apparent [[TheRival rival]] for the #1 draft in the 2009 NHL Draft. After being drafted 1st overall by the Las Vegas Aces in 2009 after Jack's overdose, Kent goes on to win the Stanley Cup for the Aces and the Calder Memorial Trophy, which is which is awarded to the player deemed most sufficient in their first year of competition in the NHL. To quote the comic hes probably tied for first when it comes to the best living hockey player right now - PROBABLY tied.



** SWEET BABY CHOWDER, who Bitty basically adopts. He also happens to be the only protagonist with a girlfriend, which is simply adorable.

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** SWEET BABY CHOWDER, Sweet Baby Chowder, who Bitty basically adopts. He also happens to be the only protagonist with a girlfriend, which is simply adorable.



* ArtEvolution: The art style and character designs got a lot cleaner and more stylized over time. Most notably, Bitty's eyes have gotten about 300% bigger than they were originally. YMMV on whether or not this makes him look like a child.

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* ArtEvolution: The art style and character designs got a lot cleaner and more stylized over time. Most notably, Bitty's eyes have gotten about 300% bigger than they were originally. YMMV on whether or not this makes him look like a child.



* [[spoiler:BigDamnKiss: In 2.18-19, Jack and Bitty finally kiss]]

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* [[spoiler:BigDamnKiss: BigDamnKiss: In 2.18-19, [[spoiler: Jack and Bitty finally kiss]]kiss.]]



** Marty, another player for [[spoiler:The Falconers]] is also Canadian and he and Jack, when alone, often speak in French.

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** Marty, another player for [[spoiler:The Falconers]] is also Canadian and he and Jack, when alone, often speak In 3.8, Tater calls Parse a "fucking asshole" in French.Russian.



* ColorMotif: Pale yellow or blue backgrounds are associated with happiness and bonding. Fans have even nicknamed this phenomenon "the yellow background of tender gay moments", though it also occasionally crops up platonically, such as when Jack gives Chowder his dibs.



* DoYouTrustMe: Jack uses a more downplayed version of this sentiment in 1.19, when he tells Bitty that he "has his back." [[spoiler:Of course, this didn't end well since Bitty ends up with a concussion and the boys lose in the next round of the playoffs but it was adorable as well as an excellent example of ShipTease.]]

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* DoYouTrustMe: Jack uses a more downplayed version of this sentiment in 1.19, when he tells Bitty that he "has his back." [[spoiler:Of course, this didn't end well since Bitty ends up with a concussion and the boys lose in the next round of the playoffs playoffs, but it was adorable as well as an excellent example of ShipTease.]]



* EverybodyKnewAlready: [[spoiler: Lardo, Shitty, Holser and Ransom had all found out about Jack and Bitty beforehand but were waiting for the two to tell them in person]].

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* EverybodyKnewAlready: [[spoiler: Lardo, Shitty, Holser and Ransom had all found out about Jack and Bitty beforehand but were waiting for the two to tell them in person]]. Downplayed, as they were the only ones who knew and only found out because they [[spoiler: happened to come across evidence of Jack and Bitty's relationship]].



* FriendlyRivalry: One of many possible interpretations of Jack and Parse's relationship.



* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Turns out to be this for Bitty, but more because [[spoiler:he got a concussion checking someone in the playoffs, which meant no hockey over the summer and a worsening of his checking fear, and was forced into his sophomore year on a clean slate.]]

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* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Turns out HappilyMarried: Though they're only dating, Year 3 shows [[spoiler: Jack and Bitty's]] relationship to be this rock-solid. [[spoiler: The only time we see them fight in canon is when they're each worried that the other is sacrificing ''too much'' for Bitty, but more because [[spoiler:he got a concussion checking someone in the playoffs, which meant no hockey over the summer their relationship, and a worsening of his checking fear, and was forced into his sophomore year on a clean slate.]]even that's quickly resolved]]. They're also confirmed to be endgame.



** So far: Bitty (Eric Bittle), Jack (Well, Jack Zimmermann, it's unknown how he missed out; still an exception because people are usually known by their last names), Shitty (B. Knight, apparently it's (not) a long story), Holster (Adam Birkholtz), Ransom (Justin Oluransi, another exception), Lardo (Larissa Duan), Chowder (Chris Chow), Dex (William Poindexter), and Nursey (Derek Nurse). Non-Samwell Hockey team members include Jack's dad, Bad Bob (Bob Zimmermann), Falconers Assistant General Manager [[GenderBlenderName George]] (Georgia Martin), and Parse (Kent Parson).

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** So far: Bitty (Eric Bittle), Jack (Well, (well, Jack Zimmermann, it's unknown how he missed out; still an exception because people are usually known by their last names), Shitty (B. Knight, apparently it's (not) a long story), Holster (Adam Birkholtz), Ransom (Justin Oluransi, another exception), Lardo (Larissa Duan), Chowder (Chris Chow), Dex (William Poindexter), and Nursey (Derek Nurse). Non-Samwell Hockey team members include Jack's dad, Bad Bob (Bob Zimmermann), Falconers Assistant General Manager [[GenderBlenderName George]] (Georgia Martin), and Parse (Kent Parson).



*** Before coming to Samwell, Holster was called 'Birker' and Ransom was 'Ranser'. (See HeterosexualLifePartners, above.)

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*** Before coming to Samwell, Holster was called 'Birker' "Birker" and Ransom was 'Ranser'."Ranser". (See HeterosexualLifePartners, above.)



** "Zimmboni" is [[spoiler:the Falconers']] nickname for Jack once he signs with them.

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** "Zimmboni" is [[spoiler:the Falconers']] nickname The introduction of the Falconers in Year 3 comes with a new set of nicknames: Tater (Alexei Mashkov), Marty (Sebastien St. Martin), Thirdy (Randall Robinson III), Snowy (last name Snow), Guy (real name unknown, may be his real first name), and Poots (real name unknown). Additionally, Tater and Marty each have their own nicknames for Jack once he signs with them.("Zimmboni" and "kiddo" respectively).



* LastNameBasis: Most nicknames come from their last names. If not, then they're usually called by their last name. Nobody knows Shitty's first name, and it's a miracle we know anyone else's. The only person who is consistently called by their actual first name is Jack and it's because he doesn't have a nickname [[spoiler: until he joins the Falconers]].

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* LastNameBasis: Most nicknames come from their last names. If not, then they're usually called by their last name. Nobody knows Shitty's first name, and it's a miracle we know anyone else's. The only person who is consistently called by their actual first name is Jack and it's because he doesn't have a nickname [[spoiler: until he joins the Falconers]].Falconers, most of whom still call him Jack.



* LifeIsntFair:
** [[spoiler:Jack overdosing before the NHL Entry Draft, while his best friend/hookup/ex gets drafted first and goes on to win the Stanley Cup]]
** [[spoiler:Samwell losing in the NCAA playoffs Bitty's Freshman year]]



** On the Falconers, Poots, Guy, and Snowy's full names are unknown.



* RealTime: The comics were originally updated to reflect this, although it's more obvious on the [[https://twitter.com/omgcheckplease Twitter]] account. After the hiatus, the comics fell behind by approximately 8 months, and the gap just got longer. The twitter was locked ffor almost 18 months due to this.
* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:Bitty and Jack's]] relationship is portrayed as healthy and strong, this is connected to the ArcWords they commonly use: "Let's talk about it" and "communication", a vital characteristic to couples that have strong relationships. They are both, particularly after 3.9, very open to each other about their fears, insecurities, desires and talk a lot before doing anything or telling others about their relationship.
* RecurringElement: Everytime Bitty appears in a pink-orange panel on the comic, it's because he is about to put on his best StepfordSmiler performance and hide his feelings, no matter how miserable he is.

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* RealTime: The comics were originally updated to reflect this, although it's more obvious on the [[https://twitter.com/omgcheckplease Twitter]] account. After the hiatus, the comics fell behind by approximately 8 months, and the gap just got longer. The twitter was locked ffor for almost 18 months due to this.
* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler:Bitty A rare positive example. Once they get together, [[spoiler: Bitty and Jack's]] Jack]] are actually invested in making their relationship work and thus take care to avert PoorCommunicationKills and other such tropes that often bring down fictional relationships. As a result, their relationship is portrayed as healthy and strong, this is connected to the ArcWords they commonly use: "Let's talk about it" and "communication", a vital characteristic to couples that have strong relationships. They are both, particularly after 3.9, very open to each other about their fears, insecurities, desires and talk a lot before doing anything or telling others about their relationship.
* RecurringElement: Everytime Bitty appears in a pink-orange panel on the comic, it's because he is about to put on his best StepfordSmiler performance and hide his feelings, no matter how miserable he is.
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* ShipperOnDeck: There's only a minority of characters in the comic who aren't shipping Bitty/Jack at this point. The SMH [[spoiler:all knew about their relationship and are very happy about it, not only because they see how happy they are with each other, but, as Shitty is particularly willing to lampashade, being with Bitty has been good for Jack, who is basically a new person after being with him]]. Bad Bob and Alicia [[spoiler:are very happy with his son relationship, a comic note will show that Alicia is so happy she can't stop talking about it with Bob on how gladshe is her son is in a happy committed relationship]], and also [[spoiler:The Falconers are all very supportive of their relationship, particularly Georgia, who states that she will help Jack's coming out as much as she can]].

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* ShipperOnDeck: There's only a minority of characters in the comic who aren't shipping Bitty/Jack at this point. The SMH [[spoiler:all knew about their relationship and are very happy about it, not only because they see how happy they are with each other, but, as Shitty is particularly willing to lampashade, lampshade, being with Bitty has been good for Jack, who is basically a new person after being with him]]. Bad Bob and Alicia [[spoiler:are very happy with his son relationship, a comic note will show that Alicia is so happy she can't stop talking about it with Bob on how gladshe is her son is in a happy committed relationship]], and also [[spoiler:The [[spoiler:the Falconers are all very supportive of their relationship, particularly Georgia, who states that she will help Jack's coming out as much as she can]].



* SickeninglySweethearts: [[spoiler: When they finally get together, Jack and Bitty are ''very'' affectionate]].



* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: Jack only ever calls Bitty by his last name, while every one else calls him by his nickname. The only times Jack uses Bitty's nickname is in highly emotional situations. [[spoiler: This seems to be a [[OnceASeason once a year]] thing until they're in a relationship, at which point Jack starts using "Bitty" and "Bits" freely, though he still calls him "Bittle" occasionally.]]

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* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: Jack only ever calls Bitty by his last name, while every one else calls him by his nickname. The only times Jack uses Bitty's nickname is in highly emotional situations. [[spoiler: This seems to be a [[OnceASeason once a year]] thing until they're in a relationship, at which point Jack starts using "Bitty" and "Bits" freely, though he still calls him "Bittle" occasionally.]]]]
*YoYoPlotPoint: Bitty spends all of Year 1 working to overcome his fear of checking, only to take a nasty hip check during playoffs that leads to him being concussed and unable to play hockey over the summer. As a result, he starts Year 2 even more terrified of checking than before and once again has to work to face his fear.

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** 3.26 ends with [[spoiler:Jack and Bitty kissing on national television, outing themselves to everyone, including Jack's team and Bitty's parents.]]


** Marty, another player for [[spoiler:The Falconers]] is also Canadian and he and Jack, when alone, often speak in french.

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** Marty, another player for [[spoiler:The Falconers]] is also Canadian and he and Jack, when alone, often speak in french.French.


To read the entire blog chronologically on tumblr, start [[http://omgcheckplease.tumblr.com/tagged/omgcheckplease/chrono here]]. You can also read it [[http://omgeverythingplease.tumblr.com/ here]] with accompanying tweets.

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To read the entire blog chronologically on tumblr, start [[http://omgcheckplease.tumblr.com/tagged/omgcheckplease/chrono here]]. You can also read it [[http://omgeverythingplease.tumblr.com/ here]] or [[http://checkpleasecomic.com/tweets here]] with accompanying tweets.


''[[http://checkpleasecomic.com/ Check Please!]]'' is a tumblr-hosted webcomic by Ngozi Ukazu.

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''[[http://checkpleasecomic.com/ Check Please!]]'' is a tumblr-hosted webcomic by Ngozi Ukazu.


To read the entire blog chronologically, start [[http://omgcheckplease.tumblr.com/tagged/omgcheckplease/chrono here]]. You can also read it [[http://checkpleasecomic.com/ here]] with accompanying tweets.

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To read the entire blog chronologically, chronologically on tumblr, start [[http://omgcheckplease.tumblr.com/tagged/omgcheckplease/chrono here]]. You can also read it [[http://checkpleasecomic.[[http://omgeverythingplease.tumblr.com/ here]] with accompanying tweets.


** 3.24/25, "7 Games" and "Center Ice". [[spoiler:Jack wins his first Stanley Cup. he and Bitty appear to be going to kiss in public for the first time]].

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** 3.24/25, "7 Games" and "Center Ice". The "Cup" series in year 3. [[spoiler:Jack wins his first Stanley Cup. he and Cup after Bitty appear has a failed attempt at coming out to be going his parents. In the celebration, Bitty and Jack decide to kiss in public for the first time]].time in national television, prompting Jack to become the first outed Hockey Player, as well as Bitty being outed when his parents see him kissing on TV]].



** 3.26, [[spoiler: Bitty's mom seeing Jack and Bitty kissing on live TV]]

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** 3.25: [[spoiler:"Kiss me."]]
* WhamShot: 3.
26, [[spoiler: Bitty's mom seeing Jack and Bitty kissing on live TV]]


* BackToFront: 3.26 is showcases everyone's reactions to [[spoiler: Jack and Bitty kissing on national television after the Falconers win the Stanley Cup]], from noon the following day to the minutes immediately after [[spoiler: the kiss]].

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* BackToFront: 3.26 is showcases everyone's reactions to [[spoiler: Jack and Bitty kissing on national television after the Falconers win the Stanley Cup]], from Cup]] in reverse order, starting at noon the following day to the minutes and ending immediately after [[spoiler: the kiss]].

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* BackToFront: 3.26 is showcases everyone's reactions to [[spoiler: Jack and Bitty kissing on national television after the Falconers win the Stanley Cup]], from noon the following day to the minutes immediately after [[spoiler: the kiss]].


** Deconstructed, particularly on 3.9, as [[spoiler:Bitty shows that hiding this from his friends has taken a tool on him, leaving him tired and miserable over how much he has to lie to everybody, even more considering that since nobody knows about their relationship, Bitty often hears thing that only worsen the situation. This eventually ends as they come out to the Team, Jack's parents and some of Jack's new teammates in the following updates.]]

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** Deconstructed, particularly on 3.9, as [[spoiler:Bitty shows that hiding this from his friends has taken a tool toll on him, leaving him tired and miserable over how much he has to lie to everybody, even more considering that since nobody knows about their relationship, Bitty often hears thing that only worsen the situation. This eventually ends as they come out to the Team, Jack's parents and some of Jack's new teammates in the following updates.]]


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** [[spoiler: No longer true as of the end of Year 3. Jack and Bitty kiss on the ice after the Falconers win the Stanley cup, so everyone knows now]]


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** 3.26, [[spoiler: Bitty's mom seeing Jack and Bitty kissing on live TV]]

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