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* OurGhostsAreDifferent: They are still incorporeal as you'd expect from a ghost, but they are {{Cthulhumanoid}}s, mind-readers, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and they put people in cocoons to eat them]].


* AlphaBitch: The mermaids

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* AlphaBitch: The mermaidsmermaids.
* AnArmAndALeg: Charles, Jake's housemate, gets his arm sewn off by the chainsaw unicorn. In the first season, nonetheless!



* CthulHumanoid: the Ghost

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* CthulHumanoid: {{Cthulhumanoid}}: the GhostGhost.

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** "Return to Yeld". Modest visits her sisters who are in the care of her aunt, Naga. While visiting Naga's cave with the first of her sisters to transform Modest learns the startling truth: [[spoiler: because she has 'boy hair' she will NOT turn into a giant snake. Instead she is a rare type of medusa that will simply grow up, becoming a woman with snake hair and a snake lower half, skilled with spells and able to help her sisters have children.]]
*** When battling one of the Prince's goons Modest FINALLY taps into her magic... [[spoiler: and creates a Pikachu that battles and defeats her enemy.]]
*** Finally, with Aunt Naga dead, all hope looks lost until [[spoiler: Marah, now a Drudge Angel herself, arrives and resurrects her. She then later reveals that she can't return home yet but that Modest will see her again.]]


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** [[spoiler: "You have boy hair. Didn't you know?"]]


* BaconAddiction: Even the Medusa's hair-snakes agree-- everything is better with bacon!


** One arc is called [[TheEmpireStrikesBack The Kingdom Strikes Back]]. [[spoiler:And just like the StarWars movie, it ends with a complete victory for the villains and utter defeat for the heroes. Of course just like Star Wars, the heroes are down but not out.]]

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** One arc is called [[TheEmpireStrikesBack [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack The Kingdom Strikes Back]]. [[spoiler:And just like the StarWars movie, it ends with a complete victory for the villains and utter defeat for the heroes. Of course just like Star Wars, the heroes are down but not out.]]


* TrademarkFavoriteFood: The Medusa loves [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocodile chocodiles]].

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: The Medusa loves [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocodile chocodiles]].Chocodiles]].



* WeirdnessCensor: Marah's mother completely ignores the fact that the Medusa's, well, a medusa.

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* WeirdnessCensor: Marah's mother completely ignores the fact that the Medusa's, well, a medusa. Lampshaded by Jake, who mentions that most people don't really seem to care that she's green, has a tail instead of legs, and has snakes for hair. The few who ''aren't'' cool with it just seem to mind their own business until she leaves.



* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:The introduction of Medusa's [[BigBad mother]].]]

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* WhamEpisode: WhamEpisode:
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[[spoiler:The introduction of Medusa's [[BigBad mother]].]]



-->'''Jake:''' I spent hours trying to communicate with you! I fed you an entire box of chocodiles! And you could talk the whole time?

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-->'''Jake:''' I spent hours trying to communicate with you! I fed you an entire box of chocodiles! Chocodiles! And you could talk the whole time?

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* EarAche: [[spoiler: A fairy]] takes an arrow to the ear in Yeld-centric chapter. It's just as painful as it sounds.


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** Also happens to [[spoiler: a fairy]] during a return visit to Yeld. [[spoiler: Twice!]]


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* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Rather than be little winged humans or child-like creatures, these fairies are more like bear-cats the size of a tool shed. They're also nigh-invincible [[spoiler: unless you go for the [[EyeScream eyes]] or [[EarAche ears]]]].


* {{Badass}}: Urano, a BlackKnight who shows up out of nowhere and [[spoiler:decapitates the ghost with a battleaxe.]]


* FanNickname: One of Medusa's hair snakes has been dubbed Sneaky Snake because it tends to eat things Medusa's holding before she has time to react.



* ScheduleSlip: Quite often, for various reasons going from sickness to being busy at conventions or simply working on particularly hard/big post.



* WriteWhoYouKnow: ''Oh good grief.'' The author, Jake, is a main character, along with his niece, Marah, [[spoiler:at least until she's killed off.]] Her mother, Jake's sister, has a supporting role, along with several of his housemates, [[spoiler:one of which loses an arm in the CerebusSyndrome incident]].


* WriteWhoYouKnow: ''Oh good grief.'' The author is a main character. His sister has a supporting role. [[spoiler: Her daughter was a main character--and then was killed off.]]

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* WriteWhoYouKnow: ''Oh good grief.'' The author author, Jake, is a main character. His sister character, along with his niece, Marah, [[spoiler:at least until she's killed off.]] Her mother, Jake's sister, has a supporting role. [[spoiler: Her daughter was a main character--and then was killed off.]]role, along with several of his housemates, [[spoiler:one of which loses an arm in the CerebusSyndrome incident]].

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* WriteWhoYouKnow: ''Oh good grief.'' The author is a main character. His sister has a supporting role. [[spoiler: Her daughter was a main character--and then was killed off.]]

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* ImmortalityImmorality: Medusa's mother sustains her life by [[spoiler: eating her own children.]]


* ForgottenFallenFriend: The amount of times [[spoiler:Mara]] has been mentioned since "Home" can be counted on one hand.



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:The Prince gets away with absolutely everything. The only thing that ends up happening to him is that he gets a slightly bruised ego, but he's still the ruler of Yeld, so countless innocent people are going to be oppressed. Not to mention the whole ''killing Mara'' thing.]]

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* InspirationalMartyr: As [[spoiler: the green mermaid]] says, [[spoiler: Marah's]] death fighting the prince serves as proof to the people of Yeld that living in a cruel land under an evil prince doesn't excuse their actions.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:The [[spoiler: In the short term, the Prince gets away with absolutely everything. The only thing that ends up happening to him is that he gets a slightly bruised ego, but he's still the ruler of Yeld, so countless innocent people are going to be oppressed. Not to mention the whole ''killing Mara'' thing. Later, however, her death is shown to have lasting consequences to his reign.]]



* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: The mermaids from the medusa's backstory are real assholes.
* OurMonstersAreWeird: Medusa's species ([[spoiler:Yeld's equivalent of an hydra]]) life cycle and biology are kind of weird. [[spoiler:To begin with, they share their intellect with their snakes. The human body deliberately invokes cuteness as a defense mechanism. As they grow up, it is progressively discarded for a giant snake body. In the process, hydras keep memories and sapience, but lose emotions and feelings]]. If they need a male partner or not to reproduce is not clear.

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* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: The mermaids from They smoke, can use "the magic of their pure hearts" to grow legs, and are, at least initially, dicks. But the medusa's backstory are real assholes.
green one ends up getting a lot of CharacterDevelopment.
* OurMonstersAreWeird: Medusa's species species' ([[spoiler:Yeld's equivalent of an hydra]]) life cycle and biology are kind of weird. [[spoiler:To begin with, they share their intellect with their snakes. The human body deliberately invokes cuteness as a defense mechanism. As they grow up, it is progressively discarded for a giant snake body. In the process, hydras keep memories and sapience, but lose emotions and feelings]]. If they need a male partner or not to reproduce is not clear.left deliberately ambiguous. [[spoiler: And while they normally biologically expire rather early, they can sustain their existence practically forever... [[OffingTheOffspring if they eat right]].]]



* PornStash: Gee, it almost looks like Jake doesn't want anyone to see what's in the box labeled 'XXX'...



* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Generally averted. Played straight with Medusa's mother snake hair. [[spoiler: The eventual fate of ''all'' hydrae is to have their morals shrivel up and die with the rest of them, until only the snakes remain.]]

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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Generally averted. Played straight with Medusa's mother mother's snake hair. [[spoiler: The eventual fate of ''all'' hydrae is to have their morals shrivel up and die with the rest of them, until only the snakes remain.]]



* TalkingToTheDead: In times of stress, Modest likes to talk to [[spoiler: an imaginary Marah. However, it turns out that it was ''actually'' the snake inside of her starting to take over.]]



* WeirdnessCensor: Marah's mother completely ignores the fact that the Medusa's, well, the Medusa.
* WasOnceAMan: It's hinted that [[spoiler:the chainsaw unicorn]] used to be a boy from our world who got trapped in Yeld.
** [[spoiler: Marah likewise has this happen to her as well.]]

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* WeirdnessCensor: Marah's mother completely ignores the fact that the Medusa's, well, the Medusa.
a medusa.
* WasOnceAMan: It's hinted that [[spoiler:the [[spoiler:The chainsaw unicorn]] used to be a boy from our world who got trapped in Yeld.
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Yeld. [[spoiler: And he used to be just a horse. Marah likewise has this happen to her as well.]]



* WhamLine: From "Eat a Bug": [[spoiler: "Your stupid hair bit me!"]]

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* WhamLine: From "Eat a Bug": [[spoiler: "Your stupid hair bit me!"]]me!"]] Followed shortly by [[spoiler: "You're not Marah!"]]

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* WhamLine: From "Eat a Bug": [[spoiler: "Your stupid hair bit me!"]]

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* ForgottenFallenFriend: The amount of times [[spoiler:Mara]] has been mentioned since "Home" can be counted on one hand.

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