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* ChekhovsGun: In a blink and you'll miss moment, when Theo is trying to learn more about what Selkie's true species is [[https://selkiecomic.com/comic/selkie221/ the bottom of the webpage]] has an article about two fishermen who claim to have caught a merman on the great lakes. Later we learn that this is not only true but it's the inciting incident that eventually led to the Sarnothi civil war.

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* ChekhovsGun: In a blink and you'll miss moment, when Theo is trying to learn more about what Selkie's true species is [[https://selkiecomic.com/comic/selkie221/ the bottom of the webpage]] has an article about two fishermen who claim to have caught a merman on the great lakes. Later we learn that this is not only true but it's the inciting incident that eventually led to the [[spoiler:the Sarnothi civil war.war]].
** For a smaller scale one, [[https://selkiecomic.com/comic/selkie438/ Todd's mysterious present to Selkie]] turns out to be [[spoiler:a phone that she uses to record Tommy in the act of bullying her friends, her, and then threatening a teacher.]] Justice is served!

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* SupernaturalSoapOpera: The comic features a mysterious amphibian humanoid, and is primarily about the chaos, drama, and wacky plans of the cast's social lives.


* SlipperyAsAnEel: There is a species of giant eel that inhabit the same lake as the sarnothi that can [[http://selkiecomic.com/comic/selkie957/ mimic their language]] in order to lure them into attack range and eat them.

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* SlipperyAsAnEel: There is a species of giant eel that inhabit the same lake as the sarnothi that can [[http://selkiecomic.com/comic/selkie957/ mimic their language]] in order to lure them into attack range and eat them. The Sarnothi farm them for meat and eelskin clothing.

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* CassandraTruth: According to Amanda, the other orphanage kids put together that Selkie wasn't human a while ago but the adults would brush them off and rationalise that she just has a genetic condition.


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* ChekhovsGun: In a blink and you'll miss moment, when Theo is trying to learn more about what Selkie's true species is [[https://selkiecomic.com/comic/selkie221/ the bottom of the webpage]] has an article about two fishermen who claim to have caught a merman on the great lakes. Later we learn that this is not only true but it's the inciting incident that eventually led to the Sarnothi civil war.

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* GettingSuspendedIsAwesome: When Selkie is told that being suspended means that you have to stay home from school, she is overjoyed. The principal isn't pleased.

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** Benny tries to ask [[TwinThreesomeFantasy both]] twins, Ke Ban and Ke Nan Be'Mara, out on a date. They are extremely ammused.


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* LethalChef: Sai Fen is actually a very good cook. But she doesn't understand vegitarian cuisine.

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* PossessionPresumesGuilt: Keisha grabs Selkie's shirt from Heather, who stole it, at the same time Mina and Jess walk into the classroom, making them think that she did it.


* BiTheWay: Although not referring to bisexuals in particular, the author has made references to a polygamous quintet, a gay couple wanting to adopt, and a "where are they now" short sees Jessie at home with her girlfriend.


* HarmfulToMinors: Selkie got banned from watching spy movies after asking Todd how [[GroinAttack the chair and rope scene]] in ''Film/CasinoRoyale'' worked.

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* HarmfulToMinors: Selkie got banned from watching spy movies after asking Todd how [[GroinAttack the chair and rope scene]] in ''Film/CasinoRoyale'' ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' worked.

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* HarmfulToMinors: Selkie got banned from watching spy movies after asking Todd how [[GroinAttack the chair and rope scene]] in ''Film/CasinoRoyale'' worked.


--->'''Keisha''': (''Looking on'') Heh. I think the movie's starting.\\

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--->'''Keisha''': (''Looking on'') Heh. [[ShipperOnDeck I think the movie's starting.starting]].\\

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* ThatCameOutWrong: Due to the language barrier, Te Fahn [[https://selkiecomic.com/comic/selkie1206/ proudly proclaims that she's going to be]] part of Selkie's [[HaremGenre harem]]. One whispered conversation later...
-->'''Te Fahn''': [[WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises FRIEND]]! I meants "friend". I dids nots use the rights words. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis AT. ALLS]].

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-->'''Giselle''': "I rule with an iron fist." Literally you. Literally two minutes ago.

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* InnocentlyInsensitive: Amanda, [[spoiler: post-adoption, [[https://selkiecomic.com/comic/selkie852/ manages to pull this with Selkie]] after remembering that "Your mom left, too."]]
-->'''Selkie''': Oh for craps sake... This is whys I don'ts helps you. GO!

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* AnalogyBackfire: Theo states "[[https://selkiecomic.com/comic/selkie718/ You can't choose your family]]", despite he and his wife adopting three children, which Mari is quick to point out.

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