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  • Hey, kid! Are you a good, obedient rule-follower? Or a naughty, disobedient rule-breaker? AT THIS SCHOOL, YOU'LL DIE HORRIFICALLY EITHER WAY!
  • In the early stages of this webcomic, the Principal was such a distant, passive nonparticipant, he almost didn't truly NEED to exist, any more than the made-up god of some bloodthirsty cult.
  • There's also the easily-missed tidbit about how Students are required to kill factory errors at the end of individual class cycles.
    #54: ...Are you really an ‘error student’?
    Error: Depends whether or not I’ll be killed for it.
    #54: No, we’re not required to until after the last class.
    Error: ...When would that be?
    #54: Your last class should be PE.
  • Detention: An 'underworld' of some kind beneath the school, where the bodies of students are piled high enough to serve as a hilly landscape of teenage corpses. How long has this been happening at this School?
  • Back when the Principal was still just a passive observer, Ms. Board was so clearly on the same page as her boss, she might've been his stand-in.
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    • We see her crushing Gretadan under her shoe with enough force to do Isaac's Mom proud, as she steps forward to seize #24 by her throat. Error makes the bad decision to tail Ms. Board to watch her dump #24 in the detention chute... but isn't sneaky enough. The homeroom teacher ends up tearing through a door to catch up to Error, and rips out a fistful of Error's head in her fury. This scene, more than anything else, sets the tone for what sort of story Strange School really is.
  • Imagine, if you would, the perfect school hall monitor. A hall monitor whose every breath and motion was singularly committed to hall monitoring to the exclusion of all else, and achieved flawless results. The Nicholas Angel of hall monitors. Any time poor Jeremy fell short of this ideal, he got zapped by his shock collar. And when he got beaten up by a pair of girls... well, you can see the consequences of his FAILURE for yourself on this very page.
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  • Here's a lovely bit of Fridge Horror: when Ms. Board had given Error a reprimand point for speaking poorly of Brandi Aid, she had effectively sentenced her to be executed by the Principal on Graduation Day. And right after Error's first-ever class at The School.
     The Principal's Halloween 2015 Takeover 
On October 31, 2015, The Principal took over Strange School's Website, with the background going dark and the menu buttons changing to unsettling taunts.
  • The "Submit" and "Ask" buttons were originally spooky enough as "Submit To The Void" and "Pledge Allegiance To The Void" respectively. During the Takeover, "Submit" became ">GOTSOMETHINGFORME?" and "Ask" became "HAHAHAHA!" And they weren't the only Button Changes.
    • "Inventory" became "NOTHING CAN SAVE YOU!"
    • "Map" became "DO YOU REALLY THINK YOU KNOW THIS PLACE?"
    • "FAQ" became ">EUGH / WHO WROTE THIS?"
    • "Links" became ">BORING STUFF" / STRANGE LINKS"
    • "Characters" became "PAWNS!!!!"
    • The webcomic's main title became ">LOOKS LIKE YOUR GRIP IS SLIPPING"
    • "Current Party" ...was unchanged, strangely enough.
  • Special mention needs to be made of the Characters/Pawns page. The Principal renamed all the characters on that page. It represents a chilling look into his worldview:
    • Error → "FLESH PEST"
    • Brandi Aid → "IDIOT FLESH PEST"
    • Whitney Board → "BLANK SLATE"
    • Merchant → "WAIT WHO?"
    • Ida Carter Yuu → "TOO EASY TO KILL"
    • #54 → "FLAWED LITTLE PUPPET"
    • Gretadan → "MEH"
    • Lesdan → "I LIKED THEM BETTER BEFORE I BECAME A GOD"
    • Calc U. Lator → "ONLY GOOD ONE"
    • The Janitor → "HAHAHA! WOOPS!"
    • The Hall Monitor → "HE WAS ALREADY DEAD"
    • Anna Tomi → "OK, WHAT THE HELL"
    • Ghoulash → "EEEUUUUGGGGGGHHHH"
    • Meatlet Jr → "VERMIN"
    • Metallic Double Doors → "UGH KEEP IT AWAY FROM ME"
    • #73 → "TICKING TIME BOMB OF A LITTLE PUPPET"
    • #42 → "TEACHER'S PET OF A LITTLE PUPPET"
    • The Principal → "THE BEST CHARACTER!!!"

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