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''[[http://www.cad-comic.com/ Ctrl+Alt+Del]]'' is a TwoGamersOnACouch {{webcomic}}, following the adventures of two guys, a girl, and a robot who alternate between sitting around playing video games and getting up to [[HilarityEnsues wacky hijinks]]. Created and written by Tim Buckley ([[Music/TimBuckley no]] [[IThoughtItMeant relation]]).

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''[[http://www.cad-comic.com/ Ctrl+Alt+Del]]'' is a TwoGamersOnACouch {{webcomic}}, following the adventures of two guys, a girl, and a robot who alternate between sitting around playing video games and getting up to [[HilarityEnsues wacky hijinks]]. Created and written by Tim Buckley ([[Music/TimBuckley no]] [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant relation]]).


* BrokenAesop: The comic makes it clear it's wrong to be a "console fanboy," in one strip even having God personally squash one. Fine. We'll buy that; a bit {{Anvilicious}}, but an adequate Aesop of its own. However, there are issues with this, since the fanboys are ''always'' Gamecube fans, the evil Gamer King in an early strip used a staff with a golden Gamecube controller on top (versus Ethan's XBox one), Ethan playing a Gamecube is referred to as a "sin against the gaming gods," he mentions that turning the Gamecube into a robot would result into a girl robot, and doing the same to a Playstation would produce a gay one while the Xbox appears to be perfect and sinless.

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* BrokenAesop: The comic makes it clear it's wrong to be a "console fanboy," in one strip even having God personally squash one. Fine. We'll buy that; a bit {{Anvilicious}}, but an adequate Aesop of its own. However, there are issues with this, since the fanboys are ''always'' Gamecube fans, the evil Gamer King in an early strip used a staff with a golden Gamecube controller on top (versus Ethan's XBox Xbox one), Ethan playing a Gamecube is referred to as a "sin against the gaming gods," he mentions that turning the Gamecube into a robot would result into a girl robot, and doing the same to a Playstation would produce a gay one while the Xbox appears to be perfect and sinless.


* AcidRefluxNightmare: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20030402 This strip]]. "Blame the microwave burrito you ate before bed!"

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* AcidRefluxNightmare: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20030402 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/burrito/ This strip]]. "Blame the microwave burrito you ate before bed!"



* AlmightyJanitor: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20161007 This strip]]. The PC in VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft after cleaning out the Emerald Nightmare. "Fuck, Malfurion! It's only been a week! Pick up a fucking Swiffer once in a while!"

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* AlmightyJanitor: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20161007 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/heroic-janitors/ This strip]]. The PC in VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft after cleaning out the Emerald Nightmare. "Fuck, Malfurion! It's only been a week! Pick up a fucking Swiffer once in a while!"



* BreakingTheFourthWall: Done quite literally [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20070720 in this strip]].

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Done quite literally [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20070720 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/one-thousand/ in this strip]].



* ChainsawGood: This strip: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20061115]]

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* ChainsawGood: This strip: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20061115]][[http://cad-comic.com/comic/just-a-suggestion/]]



* DramaBombFinale: The [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20121124 "Endings...And Beginnings"]] strip.

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* DramaBombFinale: The [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20121124 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/endings-and-beginnings/ "Endings...And Beginnings"]] strip.



* EvenNerdsHaveStandards: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20050420 Seen here.]]

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* EvenNerdsHaveStandards: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20050420 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/a-game-of-nerds/ Seen here.]]



* FalseCause: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20110502 Rogues take less damage from falls. Rogues wear light clothing. Therefore, no clothing would be even better.]]

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* FalseCause: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20110502 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/the-great-escape/ Rogues take less damage from falls. Rogues wear light clothing. Therefore, no clothing would be even better.]]



* FastRoping: The sheer amount of places that you can do in the ''VideoGame/RainbowSixVegas'' games is jokingly explained [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20080321 here]].

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* FastRoping: The sheer amount of places that you can do in the ''VideoGame/RainbowSixVegas'' games is jokingly explained [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20080321 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/they-come-from-somewhere/ here]].



* GoldenMoment: Lilah and Ethan finally [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20081031 talk to each other.]]

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* GoldenMoment: Lilah and Ethan finally [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20081031 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/boop/ talk to each other.]]



* ItCameFromTheFridge: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20030204 this]] strip.

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* ItCameFromTheFridge: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20030204 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/but-it-tasted-good/ this]] strip.



* LifeEmbellished: Tim Buckley describes Ethan as a "stylized version" of himself (his avatar looks more or less like Ethan with shorter hair), and Lucas likewise of his best friend. Ethan has gradually evolved away from this. It's visually apparent in [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20070615 this comic.]]

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* LifeEmbellished: Tim Buckley describes Ethan as a "stylized version" of himself (his avatar looks more or less like Ethan with shorter hair), and Lucas likewise of his best friend. Ethan has gradually evolved away from this. It's visually apparent in [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20070615 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/quest/ this comic.]]



* NiceHat: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20100419 This hat is Nice.]] [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20100514 He's got a whole closet of them, apparently.]]
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20100210 "This]] is how the world ends". No, ''[[http://www.threadless.com/product/648/THIS_Is_How_The_World_Ends#zoom THIS]]'' is.
* NoodleIncident: We never ''do'' find out just what Zeke said to make Ethan so mad at him in [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20080618 these]]-[[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20080702 three]] [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20080704 strips]].
* NoSenseOfDirection: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/sillies/20161119 Fail Druid]] makes a return after 6 years. Turns out he never left. He just got lost in the Deeprun Tram!

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* NiceHat: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20100419 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/business-strategy/ This hat is Nice.]] [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20100514 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/the-big-guns/ He's got a whole closet of them, apparently.]]
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20100210 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/artwork-this-is-the-way-the-world-ends/ "This]] is how the world ends". No, ''[[http://www.threadless.com/product/648/THIS_Is_How_The_World_Ends#zoom THIS]]'' is.
* NoodleIncident: We never ''do'' find out just what Zeke said to make Ethan so mad at him in [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20080618 these]]-[[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20080702 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/slow-reading/ these]]-[[http://cad-comic.com/comic/silent-treatment/ three]] [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20080704 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/ugly-ugly-logic/ strips]].
* NoSenseOfDirection: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/sillies/20161119 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/21940/ Fail Druid]] makes a return after 6 years. Turns out he never left. He just got lost in the Deeprun Tram!



* RecklessGunUsage: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20100908 Ethan demonstrates]] why UsefulNotes/GunSafety rules exist.
* RecycledInSpace: [[http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/comic.php?d=20080331 ''Idiots in Space'']] is ''Ctrl+Alt+Del'' [-IN SPACE-]!

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* RecklessGunUsage: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20100908 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/planet-of-doom-page-22/ Ethan demonstrates]] why UsefulNotes/GunSafety rules exist.
* RecycledInSpace: [[http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/comic.php?d=20080331 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/idiots-in-space/ ''Idiots in Space'']] is ''Ctrl+Alt+Del'' [-IN SPACE-]!



** To 'Series/TheBigBangTheory'' in [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20110919 this strip]].

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** To 'Series/TheBigBangTheory'' in [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20110919 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/the-chuck-norris-of-numbers/ this strip]].



* SexySantaDress: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20061225 This strip.]]

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* SexySantaDress: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20061225 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/xmas-2006/ This strip.]]



* SuddenVideoGameMoment: The fourth panel in [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20030318 this strip]].

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* SuddenVideoGameMoment: The fourth panel in [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20030318 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/strike-two/ this strip]].



* TheUnfavorite: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20100319 Ethan.]]

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* TheUnfavorite: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20100319 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/probably-not-how-that-works/ Ethan.]]



* WallsOfText: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20081029 A particularly extreme example.]] At least [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20081112 one strip]] used this to [[LampshadeHanging deliberate comedic effect.]]

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* WallsOfText: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20081029 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/landing/ A particularly extreme example.]] At least [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20081112 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/how-we-used-to-do-it/ one strip]] used this to [[LampshadeHanging deliberate comedic effect.]]


''[[http://www.cad-comic.com/ Ctrl+Alt+Del]]'' is a TwoGamersOnACouch {{webcomic}}, following the adventures of two guys, a girl, and a robot who alternate between sitting around playing video games and getting up to [[HilarityEnsues wacky hijinks]]. Created and written by Tim Buckley ([[Music/TimBuckley No]] [[IThoughtItMeant relation]].)

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''[[http://www.cad-comic.com/ Ctrl+Alt+Del]]'' is a TwoGamersOnACouch {{webcomic}}, following the adventures of two guys, a girl, and a robot who alternate between sitting around playing video games and getting up to [[HilarityEnsues wacky hijinks]]. Created and written by Tim Buckley ([[Music/TimBuckley No]] no]] [[IThoughtItMeant relation]].)
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''[[http://www.cad-comic.com/ Ctrl+Alt+Del]]'' is a TwoGamersOnACouch {{webcomic}}, following the adventures of two guys, a girl, and a robot who alternate between sitting around playing video games and getting up to [[HilarityEnsues wacky hijinks]].

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''[[http://www.cad-comic.com/ Ctrl+Alt+Del]]'' is a TwoGamersOnACouch {{webcomic}}, following the adventures of two guys, a girl, and a robot who alternate between sitting around playing video games and getting up to [[HilarityEnsues wacky hijinks]].
hijinks]]. Created and written by Tim Buckley ([[Music/TimBuckley No]] [[IThoughtItMeant relation]].)


The comic alternated its updates between story-based strips and video game-specific ones, until on November 24, 2012 the comic [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20121124 concluded its main storyline, wrapping up the stories of Ethan, Lilah, Lucas, and Zeke]]. Following this conclusion, [[{{Retool}} the comic has become almost exclusively video-game jokes]], now starring the four colored players [[AscendedExtra previously seen in occasional earlier joke strips.]] This was used as placeholder content until the main storyline was rebooted, now featuring Ethan and Lucas as a gaming-themed superhero team, with a marked change in drawing style, being much more dynamic and detailed.

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The comic alternated its updates between story-based strips and video game-specific ones, until on November 24, 2012 the comic [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20121124 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/endings-and-beginnings/ concluded its main storyline, wrapping up the stories of Ethan, Lilah, Lucas, and Zeke]]. Following this conclusion, [[{{Retool}} the comic has become almost exclusively video-game jokes]], now starring the four colored players [[AscendedExtra previously seen in occasional earlier joke strips.]] This was used as placeholder content until the main storyline was rebooted, now featuring Ethan and Lucas as a gaming-themed superhero team, with a marked change in drawing style, being much more dynamic and detailed.

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** Nintendo in the ''Console Wars'' series of strips takes a lot of this, with the "Weeyous" (Wii U) in particular being a subject for ridicule. Although if the most recent couple strips are any indication, the [[http://cdn2.cad-comic.com/comics/cad-20170320-11f41.png tide]] [[http://cdn2.cad-comic.com/comics/cad-20170322-7b619.png is]] [[http://cdn2.cad-comic.com/comics/cad-20170324-968a7.png turning]].


* FastRoping: The sheer amount of places that you can do in the VideoGame/RainbowSix: Vegas games is jokingly explained [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20080321 here]].

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* FastRoping: The sheer amount of places that you can do in the VideoGame/RainbowSix: Vegas ''VideoGame/RainbowSixVegas'' games is jokingly explained [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20080321 here]].

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* NoSenseOfDirection: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/sillies/20161119 Fail Druid]] makes a return after 6 years. Turns out he never left. He just got lost in the Deeprun Tram!

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* AlmightyJanitor: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20161007 This strip]]. The PC in VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft after cleaning out the Emerald Nightmare. "Fuck, Malfurion! It's only been a week! Pick up a fucking Swiffer once in a while!"

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* OutsideTheBoxTactic: Post-Reboot, ''The Campaign'' storyline had the party's [[PlayingWithFire Fire Mage]] ready to level up and learn the [[ElementalShapeshifter Fire Form.]] But first, he must pass the test from an instructor, who assumed the Fire Form and fought him. Much to the Mage's chagrin, [[CripplingOverspecialization since he has nothing but fire spells.]] But he managed to defeat the instructor by [[spoiler: enveloping the instructor with a dome of flames, snuffing out the oxygen and ending the Fire Form.]]


** Rob. Very seldom will anyone say anything remotely nice to or about him. Ethan once pushed a vending machine on him purely ForTheEvulz and then [[KickTheDog jumped on top of it with Rob still laying under it]]. Rob's hideous crime? He's a "frat boy" who only likes a handful of super-popular games like ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' and ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''.

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** Rob. Very seldom will anyone say anything remotely nice to or about him. Ethan once pushed a vending machine on him purely ForTheEvulz and then [[KickTheDog jumped on top of it with Rob still laying lying under it]]. Rob's hideous crime? He's a "frat boy" who only likes a handful of super-popular games like ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' and ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''.


* TheUnfavorite: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20091118 Ethan.]]

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* TheUnfavorite: [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20091118 com/cad/20100319 Ethan.]]


** To ''TheBigBangTheory'' in [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20110919 this strip]].

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** To ''TheBigBangTheory'' 'Series/TheBigBangTheory'' in [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20110919 this strip]].

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