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* EpisodeOfTheDead: There was a localized ZombieApocalypse for the [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1275.html 2010 Halloween special]]. Which Doc and Roger took as an excuse to test their arsenals.


* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: During Doc's date with [[spoiler:Cara]], laser beams can be seen in the distance outside her window in [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb2426.html this strip]], [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb2427.html this one]], and [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb2431.html this one]]. Several strips later, we discover that Roger spent that same night [[spoiler:fighting a bunch of robots, and the colors of the lasers involved match those seen in the above strips.

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: During Doc's date with [[spoiler:Cara]], laser beams can be seen in the distance outside her window in [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb2426.html this strip]], [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb2427.html this one]], and [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb2431.html this one]]. Several strips later, we discover that Roger spent that same night [[spoiler:fighting a bunch of robots, and the colors of the lasers involved match those seen in the above strips.]]

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: During Doc's date with [[spoiler:Cara]], laser beams can be seen in the distance outside her window in [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb2426.html this strip]], [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb2427.html this one]], and [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb2431.html this one]]. Several strips later, we discover that Roger spent that same night [[spoiler:fighting a bunch of robots, and the colors of the lasers involved match those seen in the above strips.


* ABloodyMess: In one strip, after [[ItMakesSenseInContext a flood of replicated beer washes everyone out of Howie's bar]], Sandy finds Jinx under a car with red stains all over, and freaks out. In the next strip, [[spoiler:he's perfectly fine, and Howie identifies the stains as his hot-wing sauce]].

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* ABloodyMess: In one strip, after [[ItMakesSenseInContext a flood of replicated beer washes beer]] "[[RussianReversal threw everyone out of Howie's bar]], bar]]", Sandy finds Jinx under a car with red stains all over, and freaks out. In the next strip, [[spoiler:he's perfectly fine, and Howie identifies the stains as his hot-wing sauce]].


* ChivalrousPervert: The main male (adlt) characters are, well, ''[[AllMenArePerverts guys]]'', but they do have standards. Best shown during Pirta's first paintball game when some guy in a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghillie_suit ghillie suit]] snapped a picture of her with his phone while she was in a state of undress[[note]]she was stripping off some layers to better cope with the heat. Snow Leopards, heavy clothes, and Mr. Sun do not work well together[[/note]]. When the crew found out, Roger jammed the phone to keep it from getting onto the Web while Doc tracked the guy down and "[[TheEasyWayOrTheHardWay persuaded]]" him and his friend to delete it.

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* ChivalrousPervert: The main male (adlt) (adult) characters are, well, ''[[AllMenArePerverts guys]]'', but they do have standards. Best shown during Pirta's first paintball game when some guy in a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghillie_suit ghillie suit]] snapped a picture of her with his phone while she was in a state of undress[[note]]she was stripping off some layers to better cope with the heat. Snow Leopards, heavy clothes, and Mr. Sun do not work well together[[/note]]. When the crew found out, Roger jammed the phone to keep it from getting onto the Web while Doc tracked the guy down and "[[TheEasyWayOrTheHardWay persuaded]]" him and his friend to delete it.


* ABloodyMess: In one strip, after [[ItMakesSenseInContext a flood of replicated beer throws everyone out of Howie's bar]], Jinx is shown under a car with red stains all over, Sandy freaks out, and in the next strip he sits up perfectly fine, and Howie identifies the stains as his hot-wing sauce.

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* ABloodyMess: In one strip, after [[ItMakesSenseInContext a flood of replicated beer throws washes everyone out of Howie's bar]], Sandy finds Jinx is shown under a car with red stains all over, Sandy and freaks out, and in out. In the next strip he sits up strip, [[spoiler:he's perfectly fine, and Howie identifies the stains as his hot-wing sauce.sauce]].

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* ParkingPayback: One character parked in the no-parking zone in front of the loading bay of Doc's paintball shop/underground fortress. Doc's friends proceeded to drive a heavy excavator through said bay as if the car weren't there.


** The new ''prototype'' marker Robin won is so impractical that it requires a computer that nobody except ''overclockers'' would currently have: a Windows PC (with a ''5 [=GHz=]'' processor and 32 GB of RAM), a ''USB 4'' cable, fingerprint analyser, neural port interface, retinal scanner, an Occulus Rift, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a note from your mother]]. The owner's manual is as thick as a telephone directory. It also requires knowledge in SQL (the database is needed for the Bernoulli Inducer Control maps), containment fields (for injecting tritium) and the use of a ''Cray supercomputer'' [[spoiler:[[CrazyPrepared (which Roger happens to keep a spare in his truck for)]]]]! Just the list of the ''features'' it has make no sense: 5G capable, firing from the cloud, web-enabled fire modes and it's own Facebook page!

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** The new ''prototype'' marker Robin won is so impractical that it requires a computer that nobody except ''overclockers'' would currently have: a Windows PC (with a ''5 [=GHz=]'' processor and 32 GB of RAM), a ''USB 4'' cable, fingerprint analyser, neural port interface, retinal scanner, an Occulus Rift, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a note from your mother]]. The owner's manual is as thick as a telephone directory. It also requires knowledge in SQL (the database is needed for the Bernoulli Inducer Control maps), containment fields (for injecting tritium) and the use of a ''Cray supercomputer'' [[spoiler:[[CrazyPrepared (which Roger happens to keep a spare in his truck for)]]]]! Just the list of the ''features'' it has make no sense: 5G capable, firing from the cloud, web-enabled fire modes and it's its own Facebook page!


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* KickMePrank: In [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb767.html this strip]], swampy sticks such a sign to Roger's back. The text on it reads "If you can read this, run like hell", and is attached with the text facing inward, so other players can read it through the prototype {{invisibility cloak}} that Rog is wearing.


** The most notorious use of this finished recently where the events of one very chaotic day took over 2 and a half years to tell. [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb2235.html Pirta and Sandy end up]] [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb2236.html hacking their way through the jungle to find the old store]], [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb2237.html which by then is covered in cobwebs]]. It even turns it UpToEleven with a ''very'' outdated political banner.

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** The most notorious use of this finished recently where the events of was one very chaotic particularly epic day of paintball that took over 2 and a half years to tell. [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb2235.html Pirta and Sandy end up]] [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb2236.html hacking their way through the jungle to find the old store]], [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb2237.html which by then is covered in cobwebs]]. It even turns it UpToEleven with a ''very'' outdated political banner.banner.
** The next afternoon, which itself took half a year to tell, had a running gag of Sandy finding her desk lavishly decorated based on whatever real-world holiday was happening at the time.


* ArtifactTitle: [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb001.html The]] [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb002.html first]] [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb003.html five]] [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb004.html strips]] [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb005.html were]] doodled on a whiteboard, before he changed to using a computer to create the comic. There was a sixth one on the whiteboard (([[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/auto4th02.html in honour of the Fourth of July]], but after that, the titular medium was not used until five strips ([[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/auto15th-1.html June 19]], [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/auto15th-2.html 20]], [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/auto15th-3.html 21]], [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/auto15th-4.html 22]], and [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/auto15th-5.html 23]], 2017) that commemorated the comic's 15th anniversary. Then Doc went back to doing the strips normally.

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* ArtifactTitle: [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb001.html The]] [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb002.html first]] [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb003.html five]] [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb004.html strips]] [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb005.html were]] doodled on a whiteboard, whiteboard at the author's workplace, before he being photographed for online publication. He changed to using a computer to create the comic. comic after that. There was a sixth one on the whiteboard (([[http://www.[[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/auto4th02.html in honour of the Fourth of July]], but after that, the titular medium was not used until five strips ([[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/auto15th-1.html June 19]], [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/auto15th-2.html 20]], [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/auto15th-3.html 21]], [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/auto15th-4.html 22]], and [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/auto15th-5.html 23]], 2017) that commemorated the comic's 15th anniversary. Then Doc went back to doing the strips normally.


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* MustHaveCaffeine:MustHaveCaffeine: Doc. Just like [[AuthorAvatar the man he's based on]], Doc likes to spend long hours at the workbench and knocks back "pick-me-ups" like water. As a result he pretty much runs on the stuff, and he often resorts to brewing his own concoctions because the regular stuff "isn't strong enough". Course, in later strips it's gotten a bit exaggerated.
** In an early "Q and A" strip, Doc states that if he could have one superpower, it'd be "never need to sleep"

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* CompensatingForSomething: Done subtly in [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1577.html this strip]]. During a zombie apocalypse, one fireman asks another why the latter's gun is bigger than his. The second fireman's reply? "Genetics."


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* AnnoyingArrows: Doc treats [[http://the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1100.html tranquilizer darts]] much the same way. (Being a large polar bear [[{{Determinator}} running on adrenaline]] helps.) Ditto [[http://the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1723.html a chemically enhanced arctic fox]]. Then, there was some [[NoodleIncident offscreen event]] involving [[http://the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1758.html Roger, grenade launcher, riot armor and arrows.]]

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* AnnoyingArrows: Doc treats [[http://the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1100.html tranquilizer darts]] much the same way. (Being a large polar bear [[{{Determinator}} running on adrenaline]] and [[MustHaveCaffeine caffeine]] helps.) Ditto [[http://the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1723.html a chemically enhanced arctic fox]]. Then, there was some [[NoodleIncident offscreen event]] involving [[http://the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1758.html Roger, grenade launcher, riot armor and arrows.]]


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* AmusingInjuries: They are usually inflicted upon one or another of the resident [[ButtMonkey Butt Monkies]]. Swampy
more often than not.

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* AmusingInjuries: They are usually inflicted upon one or another of the resident [[ButtMonkey Butt Monkies]]. Swampy
Swampy more often than not.

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