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Bigger Than Cheeses is a humorous Web Comic chronicling the adventures of Thanatos, his Foil Duke, Duke's wife and Token Girl (and sometimes Ms. Fanservice) Natalie, penned by Desmond "Goonigoogoo" Seah.

It can be found here.

The comic ran from 2001 to 2011 with 876 strips in total.

Provides examples of:

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Sancho originally constructed a mate for himself named Cleo, but when he activated her Love Circuits, he was out of range, causing her to imprint on Thanatos instead.
  • Art Evolution: The art greatly changes during its ten-year-long run.
  • Cool Shades: Duke always sports a pair of these. One strip reveals that he doesn't even get rid of his old ones as they are replaced due to Art Evolution, he just puts his new ones on top of them.
  • Drama Bomb Finale: This happens in the strip's final story arc when Thanatos face against his future evil counterpart.
  • End-of-Series Awareness:The final story arc has the characters receive a red glow from their palms, indicating that the webcomic is about to end, not to mention that they will face off against the evil future version of Thanatos.
  • Everything Explodes Ending: Used to the point of being a Running Gag.
  • Fanservice: All of the female characters of the cast are subject to this.
  • Flanderization: Inverted. Thanatos has become progressively less stupid and over-the-top with the years, although he is still batshit insane.
  • Glasses Pull: David Caruso's (of CSI: Miami) characteristic Glasses Pull is parodied in this comic.
  • Groin Attack: Sancho loves giving these out.
  • Jesus Taboo: The name is a pun on the phrase "Bigger Than Jesus."
  • Hollywood Hacking: This strip shows Dueling Hackers in Hollywood's version and the more realistic Cut the Juice. It provides the trope image for Mundane Solution.
  • Medium Awareness: Used various times, most notably in the final story arc which crossed this with End-of-Series Awareness.
  • Negative Continuity:
    • In deference to Rule of Funny. Things like having a kid and being shot to death don't stick between strips.
    • It's the Comic's way of recovering from Future Thanatos's rampage through the comic's multiverse.
  • No Fourth Wall: Taken to the point where not only is it a running gag but The final storyline's plot.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Wang is one of these. He's a very special Non-Human Sidekick, being a 4-foot-tall rock.
  • Running Gag: As you can expect from a webcomic that lasted ten years, there are many of them. For example, Desmond's ongoing battle against Wikipedia.
  • Space Whale Aesop: In this comic
    Kat: You shouldn't swing on your chair!
    Thanatos: Why? What's the worst that can happen?
    Kat: Well, I could wait 'till you're asleep and then cut of your penis with a rusty carving knife.
    • He promptly stops swinging.
  • Take That!:
    • CAD's convenient miscarriage. Too many times to list. An alternate ending for the final strip even uses this.
    • In its early days, the comic was almost exclusively made of putdowns at Australian politicians and other people disliked by the author.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Thanatos. His name is a Shout-Out to the Greek personification of death, because his idiocy seems to attract death and excessive violence wherever he goes.
  • The Rant: Several strips are dedicated to the authors rage against various topics, most commonly Mac's and politics. They are literally just a stick figure version of him complaining about stuff.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Here. Given that she's reading the author's dream journal, it might be a case of a homoerotic dream.