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* OvertOperative: Subverted [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page529.html here]], in which [[spoiler: the actual spy is sitting behind the Franchise/JamesBond {{expy}}]].


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* HilariousInHindsight: [[{{In-universe}} Pointed out]] in the AltText for the [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page410.html 43rd strip]] concerning the appearance of one of the characters:

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* HilariousInHindsight: [[{{In-universe}} InUniverse. Pointed out]] out in the AltText for the [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page410.html 43rd strip]] concerning the appearance of one of the characters:



* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: In-universe. The Pink Haired Girl states outright that she's okay with the Sphynx killing people as long as the Sphynx is nice to her personally. Though this isn't to say she didn't [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page586.html agonize at length]] over the dissonance of her acceptance of the Sphynx as a friend all the while knowing that the Sphynx eats people and is perceived as a dangerous menace.

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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: In-universe.InUniverse. The Pink Haired Girl states outright that she's okay with the Sphynx killing people as long as the Sphynx is nice to her personally. Though this isn't to say she didn't [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page586.html agonize at length]] over the dissonance of her acceptance of the Sphynx as a friend all the while knowing that the Sphynx eats people and is perceived as a dangerous menace.

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* ArtisticLicence: All in the name of humor of course. One of the early comics shows the Sphinx killing Theatre/OedipusRex, then when Jocasta comes running [[EvenEvilHasStandards being outraged at the fact that she stooped to marrying her own son]]. Aside from the DeathByAdaptation bit, neither character was aware of their blood relationship until TheReveal, and they didn't get married until after Oedipus solved the riddle of the Sphinx.


* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: Subverted, as the Horsemen presented turn out not to be the biblical ones, but the [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page433.html Horsemen of the "Atheist" Apocalypse]], respectively [[BeliefMakesYouStupid Science, Progress, Reason, and Equality]] (Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens). Rather than heralding the end of the world, [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions they create a utopia.]]

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* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: Subverted, as the Horsemen presented turn out not to be the biblical ones, but the [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page433.html Horsemen of the "Atheist" Apocalypse]], respectively [[BeliefMakesYouStupid Science, Progress, Reason, and Equality]] (Richard Dawkins, (UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens).Creator/ChristopherHitchens). Rather than heralding the end of the world, [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions they create a utopia.]]

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* InnocentFanserviceGirl: There's a recurring female character (later revealed to be named Justine) who is both incredibly attractive and tends to wear very tight-fitting clothing, low-cut tops, daisy dukes, etc. However, she seems to be [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page429.html largely oblivious to the effect she has on men]], who are usually so gob-smacked by her geeky interest that they [[SpontaneousHumanCombustion spontaneously expode]].


* MsFanservice: Found [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page429.html here]], [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page487.html here]] and [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page526.html here]]. Although, because she seems unaware of her effect on the opposite sex, it overlaps with InnocentFanserviceGirl. In the third one, it shows that she is saddened by the fact that every man she might like disappears. She's wearing the man's hat when she sighs at the bus stop.

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* MsFanservice: Justine, who was initially unnamed. Found [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page429.html here]], [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page487.html here]] and [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page526.html here]].here]], but has since shown up almost as much as Sphinx and Pink-Haired Girl at this point. Although, because she seems unaware of her effect on the opposite sex, it overlaps with InnocentFanserviceGirl. In the third one, it shows that she is saddened by the fact that every man she might like disappears. She's wearing the man's hat when she sighs at the bus stop.


** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]: "...Oh. You're one of ''[[LiteralGenie those]]'' genies."
* KaleidoscopeHair: The pink-haired girl switches between neon pink and brown, once in the middle of a conversation with another character. Her explanation is just, "I do this a lot."

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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]: "...Oh. You're "So you're one of ''[[LiteralGenie those]]'' genies."
* KaleidoscopeHair: The pink-haired girl switches between neon pink and brown, once in the middle of a conversation with another character. Her explanation is just, just "I do this a lot."


* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The entire point of "[[http://www.viruscomix.com/page518.html Can't Win]]", where a sinner insists he'll be the one to best Hell, much to the chagrin of Devil #76. [[spoiler:He doesn't.]]

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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The entire point of "[[http://www.viruscomix.com/page518.html Can't Win]]", where a sinner insists he'll be the one to best Hell, much to the chagrin annoyance of Devil #76. [[spoiler:He doesn't.]]


%%* BenevolentBoss: [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page477.html Deconstructed]]

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%%* * BenevolentBoss: [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page477.html Deconstructed]]Deconstructed]]. They're actually the ''worst'' kind when you have a terrible job, since they make you feel good about it in spite of things.



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The Sphynx, apparently. It's fine for her to kill and eat people since she's not human, whereas a human cannibal is shown to have ended up in Hell. (Her "reasoning" [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page517.html is that she's simply higher on the food chain.]] Of course, the Sphynx isn't actually dead yet.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The Sphynx, apparently. It's fine for her to kill and eat people since she's not human, whereas a human cannibal is shown to have ended up in Hell. (Her Her "reasoning" [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page517.html is that she's simply higher on the food chain.]] Of course, the Sphynx isn't actually dead yet.



%%* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Seen [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page403.html here]], panel two

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%%* * BreadEggsMilkSquick: Seen [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page403.html here]], panel twotwo. Go into the wrong in a spa, they sacrifice you to a god.



%%* DeconstructorFleet: As stated above.

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%%* * DeconstructorFleet: As stated above.above. ''Tons'' of tropes are deconstructed.


Reader responses are [[LoveItOrHateIt rather subjective]]; many enjoy it for [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped the messages]] they receive from it, and others dislike it for [[TropesAreNotGood how hard]] Winston tries to [[{{Anvilicious}} hammer in his morality]]. In this comic, you do just as much reading as you would if you were reading a book, it just has pictures to go with it. Somewhat of a LightNovel, except the art style is more reminiscent of western comic books than Japanese Manga.

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Reader responses are [[LoveItOrHateIt rather subjective]]; subjective; many enjoy it for [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped the messages]] they receive from it, and others dislike it for [[TropesAreNotGood how hard]] Winston tries to [[{{Anvilicious}} hammer in his morality]]. In this comic, you do just as much reading as you would if you were reading a book, it just has pictures to go with it. Somewhat of a LightNovel, except the art style is more reminiscent of western comic books than Japanese Manga.

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* LikeParentLikeSpouse: Parodied in a comic which featured various mutations on spousal archetypes. The "spouse who resembles your opposite sex parent" is depicted as being paired with a womanchild / manchild (the women want an affectionate sugar daddy, the men want someone who manages their lives for them).


* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Expressed by many characters, especially the Sphinx. However she does mention they have redeeming qualities in [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page521.html Monsters Playing Poker]]

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Expressed by many characters, especially the Sphinx. However she does mention they have redeeming qualities in [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page521.html Monsters Playing Poker]]Poker]].
* IllFatedFlowerbed: {{Exploited|Trope}} in-universe in {{Hell}}: in "[[http://www.viruscomix.com/page518.html Can't Win]]", a damned soul's punishment consists of being put in an area where, no matter what he does, he will always end up enraging a large, violent man who is standing right behind him. The soul figures all he has to do to avoid this is not do or say anything... until the last panel reveals that he's standing on top of said man's flowerbed.
-->'''Large, violent man:''' ''MY PRIZE PETUNIAS!''


* HeroicComedicSociopath: The Sphynx kills humans all the time, but it's played for laughs. It helps that she seems to dine mainly on [[JerkassVictim Jerkass Victims.]]

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* HeroicComedicSociopath: The Sphynx kills humans all the time, but it's played for laughs. It helps that she seems to dine mainly on [[JerkassVictim Jerkass [[AssholeVictim Asshole Victims.]]


** [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page505.html This one plays the Trope straight]], but what the guy's reasons [[NightmareFuel are far from normal.]]

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** [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page505.html This one plays the Trope straight]], but what the guy's reasons [[NightmareFuel [[ShellShockedVeteran are far from normal.]]]] At the end they ''say'' they're going to have sex though.


* IronicHell: Has been known to play with this one. On one occasion a misfile causes a guy to be signed up for the wrong ironic punishment, which is immediately corrected when [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne he takes offense to being buried in dog feces]] (having always made it a point to clean up after his dog, even if he did kill five people). In another one, Hell's latest tenant frustrates the demon assigned to him for orientation because here, yet again, is some dipshit who thinks a single lifetime of being a dull little guy has given him the guile to outwit millenia-old beings who have honed the craft of eternal suffering; then his attempt to prove his point ends up seriously screwing his pooch.

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* IronicHell: Has He's been known to play with this one. On one occasion a misfile causes a guy to be signed up for the wrong ironic punishment, which is immediately corrected when [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne he takes offense to being buried in dog feces]] (having always made it a point to clean up after his dog, even if he did kill five people). In another one, Hell's latest tenant frustrates the demon assigned to him for orientation because here, yet again, is some dipshit who thinks a single lifetime of being a dull little guy has given him the guile to outwit millenia-old beings who have honed the craft of eternal suffering; then his attempt to prove his point ends up seriously screwing his pooch.



* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions / BeliefMakesYouStupid: Let's just say that Winston is definitely one of ''those'' Atheists.

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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions / BeliefMakesYouStupid: Let's just say that Winston is definitely one of ''those'' Atheists.atheists, though it doesn't come up much.

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