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* TyrannosaurusRex: A zombie T-Rex shows up in [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2010/09/02/episode-47/ this episode]].


* AcademyOfAdventure: Madison High School ends up being one where teachers & staff are Holidays and it is attacked by evil Chicken-Soliders.

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* AcademyOfAdventure: Madison High School ends up being one where teachers & staff are Holidays and it is attacked by evil Chicken-Soliders.Chicken-Soldiers.



* TheChampion: Taylor is this when he saves Tegan from a giant Chick Solider.

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* TheChampion: Taylor is this when he saves Tegan from a giant Chick Solider.Soldier.

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** [[spoiler: April Fools was working to stop his father Puck]].

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* MuggleBornOfMages: [[spoiler: Tegan is human despite being the child of Mother's Day and Father's Day, which is why Santa could hide the Holiday Spirit in her in the first place]].


* DeathOfTheOldGods: This has happened multiple times throughout history, where the knowledge of their believers that their gods actually existed combined with ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve caused them to stagnate and eventaually leave the world or remain as a shadow of their former selves.

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* DeathOfTheOldGods: This has happened multiple times throughout history, where the knowledge of their believers that their gods actually existed combined with ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve caused them to stagnate and eventaually eventually leave the world or remain as a shadow of their former selves.selves. The hiding of the Holidays was done to both prevent this and keep the humans from being harmed by them like the followers of the Pantheons were.

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* WeirdnessCensor: The World Tree prevents normal humans from seeing any supernatural beings or effects for what they are.

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* DeathOfTheOldGods: This has happened multiple times throughout history, where the knowledge of their believers that their gods actually existed combined with ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve caused them to stagnate and eventaually leave the world or remain as a shadow of their former selves.

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''Not to be confused with the StoryArc in ''WebComic/SluggyFreelance'' with the same name that is also about an evil Easter Bunny going to war with other holidays.''


* SuperBowl: Shows up as a character in [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2010/07/22/episode-7/ this strip]].


* BondOneLiner: [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2010/09/06/episode-51/ In this strip]],AprilFoolsDay discusses one liners and then uses one as he defeats LaborDay in a fight.
* CallBack: [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2010/09/05/episode-50/ In this strip]], LaborDay makes a reference to something that happens before the timeline of the main storyline.

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* BondOneLiner: [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2010/09/06/episode-51/ In this strip]],AprilFoolsDay discusses one liners and then uses one as he defeats LaborDay UsefulNotes/LaborDay in a fight.
* CallBack: [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2010/09/05/episode-50/ In this strip]], LaborDay UsefulNotes/LaborDay makes a reference to something that happens before the timeline of the main storyline.



* DeadpanSnarker: LaborDay often delivers these types of lines.

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* DeadpanSnarker: LaborDay UsefulNotes/LaborDay often delivers these types of lines.



* ShapeshifterBaggage: Although AprilFoolsDay is a shapeshifter he does have the limitation that his mass always stays the same. LaborDay explains this in [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2010/09/03/episode-48/ this strip]].

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* ShapeshifterBaggage: Although AprilFoolsDay is a shapeshifter he does have the limitation that his mass always stays the same. LaborDay UsefulNotes/LaborDay explains this in [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2010/09/03/episode-48/ this strip]].









* VoluntaryShapeshifting: AprilFoolsDay is a shape shifter who can take any form he wants. However, as LaborDay explains no, matter what his form he always retains the same mass. This is followed up by an amusing game of chicken. He might be a giant T-Rex, but since he has the ''mass'' of a teenage boy, he has none of the oomph.

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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: AprilFoolsDay is a shape shifter who can take any form he wants. However, as LaborDay UsefulNotes/LaborDay explains no, matter what his form he always retains the same mass. This is followed up by an amusing game of chicken. He might be a giant T-Rex, but since he has the ''mass'' of a teenage boy, he has none of the oomph.


* AlphaBitch: Beth is the perfect example of this. However, in Vol. II and beyond she starts growing out of it.

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* AlphaBitch: Beth is the perfect example of this. However, in Vol. II and beyond she starts growing out of it. Also Deconstructed--she's mean to Tegan because she feels like the stuff Tegan did to her by accident (like tripping and dumping cheese fries all over her) were purposeful. Then she took Tegan sniping back by way of defense as confirmation.


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* FallenPrincess: Between Vol. I&II, Beth's father dies in Iraq. Although her family was more "comfortably upper-middle-class" than rich, this still applies, as they take a big hit to their finances and she needs to take a job as a tutor to help pay the bills.


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* TheLostLenore: Memorial Day for Taylor. Bunny kidnapped her to force Taylor to plant a grenade in Santa's bag of presents, and promised he'd return her once the deed was done--but Bunny never said [[ExactWords what condition]] she'd be in.
**Equinox, Wallace's father, is this for Gaia. Which is why she's so mad about the EnemyMine deal with April Fool's after [[spoiler: the World Tree returns her to life as Day of the Dead.]]
* LoveDodecahedron: Hoo boy, let's see. Tegan and Wallace flirt and even kiss [[spoiler: but it's really April Fool's, although he apparently liked it.]] Tegan also has a crush on Taylor. Enter Beth, who also has a crush on Taylor; April Fool's likes ''her'' [[AmazonChaser because by this point she could kick his ass.]] Taylor has feelings for Tegan, but also feelings for Beth, complicated by the fact [[spoiler: that she's the new Memorial Day.]] Then Tegan and [[spoiler: Wallace]] end up in another dimension together and [[spoiler: Beth and Taylor apparently start a relationship]], and ''that's'' just where things stand at the end of Vol. II



* AbusiveParents: Mother's Day, of all people. Father's Day is better but is also a HenpeckedHusband.



* AllMythsAreTrue: In addition to the holidays being people, all the gods are shown to exist, although many of them have outright left for other realms after their worship was mostly abandoned, like the Norse, or secluded themselves in little pocket realities, like Anansi. Cryptids are also real.

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* AllMythsAreTrue: In addition to the holidays being people, all the gods are shown to exist, although many of them have outright left for other realms after their worship was mostly abandoned, like the Norse, or secluded themselves in little pocket realities, like Anansi. Cryptids and demons are also real.



* BigBadFriend: Winter is [[spoiler: Wallace.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: Being a holiday means immortality and sometimes superpowers. Unfortunately, it sometimes also means restrictions like always having to the say the opposite of what you really mean or never being able to say anything too intelligent--which seem minor, but remember the immortality? Opposite and Stupid are stuck talking like that ''every'' day, ''forever''.



** Also true of Stupid; in volume II, she takes a level in badass and discovers she has the power to make anything with even half a brain temporarily stupid by touching it. This is useful when, for example, one is attacked by an extradimensional horror.



* TalkingAnimal: Ground Hog's Day is personified as a talking animal.

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* TalkingAnimal: Ground Hog's Day is personified as a talking animal. Later arcs introduce animals who have been vested with the power of holidays, although they could talk before that.


* AlphaBitch: Beth is the perfect example of this.
* AprilFoolsDay: first appears as a character in [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2010/08/22/episode-37/ this strip]].

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* AllMythsAreTrue: In addition to the holidays being people, all the gods are shown to exist, although many of them have outright left for other realms after their worship was mostly abandoned, like the Norse, or secluded themselves in little pocket realities, like Anansi. Cryptids are also real.
* AlphaBitch: Beth is the perfect example of this.
this. However, in Vol. II and beyond she starts growing out of it.
* AprilFoolsDay: first First appears as a character in [[http://www.holiday-wars.com/blog/2010/08/22/episode-37/ this strip]].



* AskAStupidQuestion: Ask a Stupid Question is personified as a character who only speaks with stupid questions.

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* AskAStupidQuestion: Ask a Stupid Question is personified as a character who only speaks with stupid questions. Although sometimes her questions are actually quite intelligent, if obvious.
* BackFromTheDead: After using the power of the Holiday Spirit to [[spoiler: overload April Fool's and defeat him]], Tegan accidentally released the essences of the dead holidays from the World Tree. Some merely survive as power (for example, a random Sasquatch gets the power of Mardi Gras, rather than the old Mardi Gras coming back), while some, like Winter's new lackeys, return as themselves.



* BigBad: The EasterBunny is the main villain of "Holiday Wars"

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* BigBad: The EasterBunny is the main villain of "Holiday Wars"Vol I. Vol II introduces Winter, a nigh-unstoppable force of nature who freezes every human on the planet and starts hunting down the holidays.



* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Holidays lots of people observe, like Christmas, are stronger, and even minor holidays and observances grow in power on their actual day when people are observing them. Conversely, holidays no one celebrates fade away into the morass of the Forgotten, which is basically just a big glob of rage lacking any personality of the individuals who once made it up.



* DeadPersonImpersonation: Turns out that [[spoiler: April Fool's really did Wallace/Arbor Day. In the chaos following their battle, he stole Wallace's form.]]

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* DeadPersonImpersonation: Turns out that [[spoiler: April Fool's really did kill Wallace/Arbor Day. In the chaos following their battle, he stole Wallace's form.]] This is probably also what happened to [[spoiler: Talk Like A Pirate Day.]]



* EasterBunny: is the main villain of "Holiday Wars"

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* EasterBunny: is Initially the main villain of "Holiday Wars"BigBad.



* HeelFaceTurn: After being kidnapped by Winter and discovering his true identity, [[spoiler: Opposite Day]] joins his side.



* NotWorthKilling: Friday survives his first encounter with the Easter Bunny because of this--he sees the Bunny poison St. Patrick's Day, but the Bunny doesn't go after him because he's not nearly important enough. This motivates Friday to actually join Gaia's resistance.
* Oireland: St. Patrick's Day is the epitome of this, for the few pages he gets.



* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The resistance against the Easter Bunny only has one major holiday (Earth Day/Gaia). The rest are observances like Talk Like A Pirate Day and Opposite Day, with Black Friday being the only one who can really bring it in a fight.



* TookALevelInJerkAss: The Bunny actually admits to being a jerk in one of the more recent strips, but he really did take a few more levels over the course of the story. He also used to be ''much'' more nice and reasonable back when he was still the goddess Eastre.

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* TookALevelInJerkAss: The Bunny actually admits to being a jerk in one of the more recent strips, but he really did take a few more levels over the course of the story. He also used to be ''much'' more nice and reasonable back when he was still the goddess Eastre.Eastre, and even before he embarked on his evil plan.


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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Winter wants to take over the world so that nothing like what Bunny did can ever happen again.

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