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Addictive Science is a webcomic on deviantart that can be found here http://cervelet.deviantart.com/. It's ongoing since 2009 and features the adventures and misadventures of Celia, a mad scientist, and her roommate Lukas, a notable deadpan snarker who is also a ninja in his spare time.The cast is composed of quite a bunch of people, some humans, some not, and all subject to rampant experiments. It's mostly made for fun.

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The comic is now available on katbox. http://addictivescience.katbox.net//


This comic contains the following tropes:

  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Downplayed when Schmitt insists that magic and demons are just "natural phenomenons that science hasn't explained yet." Exaggerated when he flat out refuses to believe in the existence of centaurs and werewolves even after using DNA samples of both to transform Lukas.
    Lukas: And you STILL don't believe in werewolves? Right.
    Schmitt: For some reason I shall study, I appear to be unable to hear you.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Celia has this happen all the time when she's excited over something.
  • Breakingthe Fourth Wall: Happens frequently.
  • Calling Your Attacks: "Lolfox Kick!"
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Mark and Celia are this. They do a lot of weird things, and it works. Don't ask how. It doesn't make any sense.
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  • Crossover: With the cast of At Arm's Length.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Practically all the female characters when they have those mischievous grins.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Lukas. He's one of the few practical people in the comic.
  • Embarrassing Last Name: Celia Pichon.
  • Functional Magic: It's how they use portals to other worlds. So many portals.
  • Herr Doktor: Schmitt. And also one of the more benign mad scientists in the neighborhood.
  • Mad Scientist: Celia. Obviously. As well as the entire Mad Science university she goes to apparently.
    • Mark was in denial about it for a while because he wants to be a superhero, then Celia tricked him into taking the entry exam.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Caroline, the scaredy-demon. Also Celia in some of her transformations.
  • Multiarmed And Dangerous: Lukas, after growing a second set of arms during the crossover with At Arm's Length, displays remarkable quad-wielding sword skills.
  • Nerd Glasses: Mark wears these, and it makes sense. He's a super nerd. With glasses. He built a glove to control a submarine wirelessly, and he plays a lot of online games.
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  • Ninja: Lukas. He can do many cool things.
  • No Fourth Wall: In-universe. The fourth wall has been broken so many times it has degraded away completely.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: Throughout the entire comic, no matter what, every time someone becomes a kind of centaur, it's never a classic centaur. Usually.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: Just like Our Centaurs are Different. There will NEVER be classic mermaids in the comic. NEVER!
  • Painting the Fourth Wall: seen here http://addictivescience.katbox.net/comic/15/ coupled with breaking it in the next panel.
  • Rule of Cute: Whenever someone is transformed into something small and cute, or in the case of Lukas in a few comics, a puppy-taur.
  • Rule of Funny: The whole comic. It's all supposed to be funny. Why else would it be called a comic if not to be funny?
  • Scaled Up: Celia frequently transforms herself and her friends into dragons. Lukas has become a naga on occasion as well.
  • Second Law of Gender Bending: Depends on the character.
    • Played Straight in the case of an MIB agent who has opted to remain an anthropomorphic vixen rather than turning back into a human man like the rest of the MIB.
    • Zig-Zagged in the case of Mark who defaults as human and male but changes into a vixen with some regularity and is quite comfortable with the form. On one occasion he even transformed himself simply because he felt like wearing his dress for Thanksgiving.
    • Inverted with Lukas, who hates being genderbent.
    • Averted with Schmitt, who didn't even seem to notice that he'd been genderbent until it was pointed out to him.
  • Shapeshifter Baggage: Happens whenever someone becomes bigger or smaller. The mass it taken from someone else near by, and so two people are changed.
  • Shapeshifting: Fairly obvious, since this also is a Transformation Comic.
  • Snake People: Geenie is an example. She's a naga. With hair.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: As other characters Konstantine's size (mouse-sized) are few and far between, this was inevitable when Konstantin started looking for a queen. S/he ends up with Dominique, who towers over most of the cast
  • Transformation Comic: The entire thing is this! Come on! It's obvious from page one.
  • Transformation Ray: Celia LOVES using this as her primary method of changing everyone else. Such Zappy Fun!
  • The Woobie: Catherine. So many things have happened to her that she's frightened and scared of her own shadow half the time.
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