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* PsychologicalTormentZone: The White House uses one called the Negazone as a security system. Since most of its victims are super villains or the mentally disturbed, they succumb and lose their sense of self rather quickly. This also has the consequence that the visions used by the keeper of the Negazone are less than effective against a heroic character, at least beyond freaking him out briefly.


* HypotheticalCasting: [[http://www.comicmix.com/news/2008/06/04/interview-chris-hastings-on-the-adventures-of-dr-mcninja/ In this interview]], creator Chris Hastings said that his casting choices for a ''Dr. [=McNinja=]'' movie would be Creator/SamRockwell or Will Arnett as the Doc, Sam Elliot or HulkHogan as Dan [=McNinja=], and Creator/AnjelicaHuston as Mitzi [=McNinja=]. The villains would include Williem Dafoe as Donald [=McBonald=], Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme as Frans Rayner, Phil Fondacaro as Knickerbockers, and Creator/BelaLugosi as {{Dracula}}, "''Film/TheCrow'' style."

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* HypotheticalCasting: [[http://www.comicmix.com/news/2008/06/04/interview-chris-hastings-on-the-adventures-of-dr-mcninja/ In this interview]], creator Chris Hastings said that his casting choices for a ''Dr. [=McNinja=]'' movie would be Creator/SamRockwell or Will Arnett as the Doc, Sam Elliot or HulkHogan Wrestling/HulkHogan as Dan [=McNinja=], and Creator/AnjelicaHuston as Mitzi [=McNinja=]. The villains would include Williem Dafoe as Donald [=McBonald=], Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme as Frans Rayner, Phil Fondacaro as Knickerbockers, and Creator/BelaLugosi as {{Dracula}}, "''Film/TheCrow'' style."


* NewhartPhonecall: Played abnormally straight in [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/20p40 this strip]].



* RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear: Played abnormally straight in [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/20p40 this strip]].


* BadassCreed: Gordito borrows Roland's from ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'', impressing Dan - but not Sean, who's also read the books (though he refuses to admit it).

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* BadassCreed: Gordito borrows Roland's from ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'', ''Literature/TheDarkTower'', impressing Dan - but not Sean, who's also read the books (though he refuses to admit it).



* OpenMouthInsertFoot: Smoke Puncher revealed himself to be a Nerd when he called Gordito out for trying to impress his father with a line he ripped from Literature/TheDarkTower, which Gordito quickly realises he would only know if he read the book.

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* OpenMouthInsertFoot: Smoke Puncher revealed himself to be a Nerd when he called Gordito out for trying to impress his father with a line he ripped from Literature/TheDarkTower, ''Literature/TheDarkTower'', which Gordito quickly realises he would only know if he read the book.books.



** "[[Franchise/TheDarkTower I do not kill with my gun. I kill with my heart.]] [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/10p13 He who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father."]] It becomes a plot point when Dark Smoke Puncher uses it to figure out Gordito is exaggerating his bad-ass qualities.

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** "[[Franchise/TheDarkTower "[[Literature/TheDarkTower I do not kill with my gun. I kill with my heart.]] [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/10p13 He who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father."]] It becomes a plot point when Dark Smoke Puncher uses it to figure out Gordito is exaggerating his bad-ass qualities.

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* BenevolentBoss: a plot point that foils the Mcninjas using stealth. In the [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/17p40/ sky pirate arc]] the captain's insistence that recapturing the doctor is worthy of a bonus causes him to start verifying the identity of the crew in front of him when he asks their names so he can make a note on the roster. He gives the benefit of the doubt that he simply can't find 'Johnson' the name given by one of the McNinjas, but finds Neville Johnson on the roster. [[YankTheDogsChain Then the real Neville Johnson]] pipes up that that's him and he's the only Johnson on the ship.


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* PunctuatedForEmphasis:PunctuatedForEmphasis: Done quite frequently, usually by separating the words in different speech bubbles.


* {{Alucard}}: Lampshaded. It's pretty easy for the Doctor to figure out who "Mr. Alucard" is. It's not as obvious for Benjamin Franklin II, which brings us to an arc that was almost 2 years long. Doc's [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/10p16 reaction]] says it all.



* SdrawkcabAlias: Lampshaded. It's pretty easy for the Doctor to figure out who "Mr. Alucard" is. It's not as obvious for Benjamin Franklin II, which brings us to an arc that was almost 2 years long. Doc's [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/10p16 reaction]] says it all.

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* EstablishingSeriesMoment: The very first story arc featured the good doctor himself fighting a child who has turned into Paul Bunyan. The insanity only increases from there.

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* PurgatoryAndLimbo: While Ben Franklin is dead (again) he spends his time in Purgatory, which resembles a ritzy restaurant, waiting for meals representing his sins. After two hundred years he's still on the bread.


* SwitchingToGeico: Subverted.

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* SwitchingToGeico: [[BadNewsIrrelevantNews Switching To Geico]]: Subverted.


* AnyoneCanDie: WordOfGod is that as the GrandFinale is in motion, nobody is safe.

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* AnyoneCanDie: WordOfGod is that as the GrandFinale is in motion, nobody is safe. [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted though. Of the heroes, only Farmer [=McNinja=] dies and in a HeroicSacrifice. All the heroes manage to make it out okay while the villains (save possibly for [=McBonald=]) are killed one by one.]]


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* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler: In the end, Dr. [=McNinja=] saves the U.S President and the world. But since his family "turned" on him (Since they were willing to kill him at the behest of Franz who, at the time still having control of the military, threaten to shoot them otherwise), he estranges himself from them and heads off to parts unknown with no goodbyes as part of their ninja code. The upside though, he can now leave behind his life as a ninja and commit full time to being a doctor.]]


** [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/25p10/ This page, with the BUT >, and AND SO V]] are a tribute to [[ComicBook/JimmyCorriganTheSmartestKidOnEarth the comic Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid of Earth.]]

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** [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/25p10/ This page, with On this page]], the BUT >, "BUT ➡" and AND "AND SO V]] ⬇" are a tribute to [[ComicBook/JimmyCorriganTheSmartestKidOnEarth the comic Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid of Earth.]]


* GetOutOfJailFreeCard: '''BASE!'''
** To elaborate, because he so often helps the police, the mayor made a deal with Doc that he could get away with any of the laws he broke while doing his [[strike:Batman]] ninja thing if he got to his office before the police did and said "Base!"

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* GetOutOfJailFreeCard: '''BASE!'''
** To elaborate, because
Because he so often helps the police, the mayor made a deal with Doc that he could get away with any of the laws he broke while doing his [[strike:Batman]] ninja thing if he got to his office before the police did and said "Base!"


* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy And His Raptor]]: Gordito and Yoshi. If the reference here isn't obvious enough, Gordito [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/13p4 actually does]] the [[http://silentkv.deviantart.com/art/Yoshi-falling-48605263 Mario and Yoshi double jump]] at one point.

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*** [[spoiler:And for a moment, it looks like the trope will work against him when he ends up at a hearing to discuss the fact that both his being responsible for the president's disappearance, and him impersonating his alternate-universe self to be become vice president, are highly illegal. Then explosions ensue.]]

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