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Zadok

2/0 is a fan sequel to 1/0. It takes place in the world the 1/0 cast was sent in at the end of their comic, which they thought was Earth.

As they are casually walking, they are reverted back to their original 1/0 forms. During the rest of the comic, the lazy and annoying author makes boring and useless additions to his world, even putting a sun in and calling it a "surprise". He then starts experimenting with color, art shifts, and even physics when he releases the forty-ninth strip, which is a Show Within a Show called "Two Over Science".

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The comic's plot becomes much more intense in the "Introduction of the Icons" chapter.


2/0 provides examples of:

  • Alternate Universe: There is an alternate version of the 2/0 universe, and it was discovered by Terra. It was shown to be an extremely dark but technologically advanced place in the 37th and 38th strips. It was shown again and revealed to be called the "Monster Dimension in the 45th strip. In next appearances, it becomes obvious that people live here.
  • Alt Text: In every strip, with a few exceptions.
  • Anyone Can Die: Max is crushed by a car in Strip 91. This is actually the same car that killed Petitus back in Strip 17.
    • Zadok kills the Big Bad with a chainsaw. No, seriously, that's a real thing that happens.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: The description of the third chapter says: "May contain toxic mixtures, explosions, and swear words."
  • Art Evolution: Despite the whole comic being composed of character poses taken from 1/0, it still manages to play this straight. Just compare strip 3 with strip 503.
  • Art Shift: In the 31st strip, the whole universe was changed into an arcade game.
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    • The characters irregularly change from Tailsteak's drawings, to computer drawings, to actual drawings.
    • Another one started on the 19th strip and was to last forever until Max and Zadok from the future got stuck in the present.
    • Also, the Author's speech font went from bland Arial, to italic Consolas, then to italic DejaVu Serif. And then Calibri.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: Inverted in the 79th strip where a copy of Zadok accidentally named "Terday" is born.
  • Big Bad: The Author from strip 1 to strip 258, then the Orange Author from strip 410 (?) to strip 431 (where he gets killed by Zadok), then finally Evil Icon since strip 435.
  • Born Unlucky: Terra here, here, here and here. Basically, she tries to light a fire in order to see (the whole place is dark), but she gets a tiny one instead. When she says that she wants a bigger one, a giant one lights. In the next strip, a fire truck arrives and they take out the fire, not even leaving a single flame. In the 45th strip, Terra finds a light source, only to realize that it is a sign welcoming her to the "Monster Dimension". In the 47th strip, Terra tries to find the place she came from, and hurts herself on the latter. She tries to jump in the dimensional gate, only to hit herself against an intact, solid wall. (This is because the other gate was destroyed.)
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  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: As the exact opposite of Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking, the third chapter's name is "Physics, Science, and Trouble".
  • Brick Joke: Like call backs, there's a LOT of them in this comic. But most of them come back one last time in the appropriately titled Ultimate Brick Joke strip.
  • Call-Back: There's a lot of them.
    • The 26th strip proceeds exactly like 1/0's 42nd strip, with Ghanny suggesting a trope to be included, only for a Visual Pun to be created.
    • Max jumps at the camera in the third strip, referencing the late 90s to early 100s of 1/0.
    • In the fifteenth strip, Strip 52 of 1/0 is called back.
    • The comic itself might be considered a call back, 1/0 being over a decade old.
    • A more recent example is in Strip 107 where the arcade style from Strip 31 comes back.
    • Strip 234 references Strip 58 of One Over Zero. Trixie is back.
    • Strip 235 references Strip 858 of One Over Zero. According to Junior, the author is a six year old with a pencil.
    • The tint of the panels in strip 394 gets redder as you progress, referencing strip 2.
    • Introduction of the Icons has so many...
    • Strip 501, the first "reboot" strip, was published on July 28th, 2017 at precisely 3:05:56 PM, exactly 2 years after the first one.
  • Cap: The author jokes about an integer overflow causing the comic to end in strip 255.
  • Captain Obvious: In the 45th strip, Terra says "I hate being in the dark. Why? Because i can't see where i'm going".
  • Carrying a Cake: In the second August 27th strip, Marcus finds the birthday cake. This doesn't end well.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Terday's base. Appears for one (half) panel in strip 101, only becomes relevant in Introduction of the Icons - the eleventh chapter.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Strip 247 has this on all three panels.
    • Strips 336, 337 and 338 all have Junior swearing excessively, however his swears are censored with small black rectangles. The Author meta-lampshades this by (sarcastically) thanking Junior for helping reduce the amount of black pixels.
      • In Strip 338, Junior has two fully censored speech bubbles!
  • Complaining about Complaining: The Author, CONSTANTLY.
  • Confusing Multiple Negatives: In strip 250, along with Didn't We Use This Joke Already?.
    The Author: "Orange author, tell me where Mock and Terday are."
    Orange Author: "I do not not know where they aren't."
    The Author: "So that means you know where they are?"
    Orange Author: "I have to admit that it wouldn't be stupid to not understand where they aren't."
    The Author: "So... You know where they are."
    Orange Author: "It would be completely irrational for me to not lie about assuming that i couldn't say where they are not absent."
    The Author: "I don't understand anything of this shit!"
    Orange Author: "It should be incorrect to not assume that you are undeniably stupid due to what your statement didn't mean."
    The Author: "Just shut up and tell me where they are!"
    Orange Author: "It is irrational for me to tell me why i do not know the place in which they aren't."
    The Author: "Stop it and tell me where they are!"
    Orange Author: "It is not incorrect for me to be sorry for all the contrary of torture i didn't give you. This happened because i didn't not eat a pack of Confusing Negatives Gum."
    The Author: "The horror of multiple negatives comes in PACKAGES?!"
    Orange Author: "We didn't not already use that joke."
  • Cue the Rain: Zig Zagged in strip 252, where the rain is intended.
    The Author: "Do you know how to trigger the rain?"
    (later)
    The Author: "All you have to do is say 'At least it's not raining'."
    (starts raining)
  • Didn't We Use This Joke Already?: In strip 250, along with Confusing Multiple Negatives.
    The Author: "The horror of multiple negatives comes in PACKAGES?!"
    Orange Author: "We didn't not already use that joke."
    • A dedicated reader will quickly remember that this joke is, in fact, the same as in the 5th strip.
  • Easter Egg: There is a secret page on the website. Its URL is "http://two-over-zero.the-comic.org/null". For those who are lazy to check, it shows a fake error message and then displays three buttons. The first one links back to the first strip, the second one (who shows the creepy message "Turn around" does nothing, and the third one links to the Punishment Comic.
    • In Strip 249, the author says that his bad drawing "might just be bad luck". Darkening the image reveals that he actually says "Nah, might just be fucking bad luck". Precision F-Strike indeed.
    • As of July 2nd, 2017, this page now contains a secret code revealed by highlighting all the text (Ctrl+A).
    • As of July 25th, 2017, "556E6B6E6F776E" is now listed as an author on the comic's profile.
      • "556E6B6E6F776E" is hexadecimal for "Unknown"...
    • More and more strange things seem to happen as we approach July 28th. On July 26th, 2017, the comic's slogan was changed from "GAME OVER." to "Extending 1/0 since 2015!".
      • Later that day, the copyright notice was changed from "© 2015 - 2016 Party Escort Bot = Beans" to "© 2015 - 2017 Party Escort Bot = Beans and 556E6B6E6F776E."
    • On July 27th, 2017, the activity status for the comic was changed from "Discontinued/Completed" to "Active".
    • Finally, on July 28th, 2017, a Strip 501 was posted by "556E6B6E6F776E"!!!
  • Evil All Along: The Orange Author starts out as the occasionally annoying character, then becomes more and more annoying over time, until finally revealing his true personality in strip 420.
  • Facepalm: Everybody facepalms in Strip 39 as if they had planned it.
    • Max also facepalms in the tenth strip, but his facepalm is hard to see.
    • Also seen in strips 394, 395 and 396.
  • Filler Strips: After strip 50, the strips became very simplistic. Around strip 205, it got even worse, with the strips barely even consisting of a line for a background, and all of the characters were off-screen. Thankfully, the strips stopped being so simplistic in strip 230. But the amount of lazy strips made still makes the characters mad at the author, even after reaching strip 350. Maybe the lazy strips were intended?
  • Foreshadowing: In strip 308, Ghanny says that improvization killed Zadok's father and that it might do it again, and that the whole comic was improvizational. In strip 344, a warp opens and sucks in Zadok's father. The reason for it opening? The universe was unstable.
  • Gainax Ending: A big one. Everyone gets sucked into some sort of "Antiwarp" and theoretically dies for real. Except for Petitus and Mock, who managed to stay in the strip. The last thing we see in the comic Petitus saying it was the better option before a Fade to Black. After that is a pure black screen showing only the text "the end".
    • What's worse is that it's implied they'll stay stuck in the comic forever.
    • Also doubles as a Downer Ending.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: The logo for Terday's base looks suspiciously like... Oh well, we're sure you'll get it. It's in strip 101 if you want to see it.
    • This is actually Terday's fault: Strip 102 has the author complaining about it.
  • Hell Is That Noise: In strip 505.
  • Killed Off for Real: The Overused Running Gag, the Orange Author, Terday and lastly, Scientist Icon.
  • Long Title: Strip 307. Ooooh boy, strip 307.
  • Mind Screw: In the first concept, a Penrose triangle randomly appears in Ribby's hands. Just as if that wasn't enough, Petitus decides to blurt out that it is statistically impossible that the author draws a Penrose triangle RIGHT AFTER IT'S GONE. 191 strips later, the Author reveals that it was no triangle and that he was fooled... It was a pizza slice all along.
  • Pie in the Face: After Marcus has the birthday cake fall on him, Max makes the situation go From Bad to Worse by throwing a pie on his face.
    • Also seen off-screen as a Brick Joke; the cake falls back on Zadok in strip 393, along with the brick, Pi, and the garbage.
  • Rage Against the Author: It's basically Mock's personality.
  • Ray Gun: Evil Icon has one.
  • Running Gag: The haunted sign. The running gag stops at the 46th strip where it gets destroyed by the explosion of a gas tank.
  • Show Within a Show: "Two Over Science", the comic's scientific-like special.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Exploited by Junior in the 46th strip, as the former manages to guess that a gas tank is about to explode, picks the gas tank up, runs from the place it was originally put to the "Free TVs" sign, puts it down again and runs away, thus making the latter get destroyed in an awesome mushroom cloud and trapping Terra in the Monster Dimension until another dimensional gate is found.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: 556E6B6E6F776E, also known in the author notes as "The Author #2".
  • Temporal Paradox: While the characters thought that they were still on the year 2003 when they arrived in the comic, 12 real life years had passed since the end of 1/0.
  • The Unpronounceable: The onomatopeia used in #264 for the scream let out by a person walking on a Lego.
    AWOCHIQUOIUOIOIYAOW!
    • Also, most of Marcus' made-up words are either ridiculously long, or ridiculously hard to pronounce. Or both.
    The Marcus Factor has reached a point of temporary negativicessinitassuity.
    Max, the prevolitionalitious temporalitinationality had you faceinate certain doomination because of your primitilinitive beliefenelment of Tailsteak as an omnipowerinated figure.
    I thought gods didn't have people that overrankinated them.
  • Time Travel: When Max and Zadok from the future have a trip into the present. Zadok from the present jumps into the time machine, and lets them rot in what they call the past. Luckily, the author is nice enough to give them a time machine to go back into the future.
  • Too Good to Be True: In the 40th strip, the author almost reveals Tailsteak's real name to the cast.
    • Also in the 52nd strip, where the author reveals that his previous announcement regarding the comic was a joke.
  • Visual Pun: The Overly Long Gag and the brick joke.
  • Wham Episode: The entire "Unexpected Plot Twist" chapter. And once things finally calm down, another Wham Episode, "Introduction of the Icons", appears.
    • And after that, we have the ending, Strip 501 and the whole storyline with 556E6B6E6F776E.
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