- Awesome Moments: Joan at the end of the Camping with Joan arc.
- Heartwarming Moments: When Alice finally starts to accept Joan.
- The Woobie:
- Joan. Alice demonizes her in all her fantasies, and there's nothing to suggest that Joan deserves any of this, other than simply being the woman that Alice's dad loves and wants to marry. One image that really hits home for many stepparents is when they're in the car Alice doesn't want anything to do with her.
- Alice herself - it's not hard to assume that her relationship with Joan is in part a Freudian Excuse, since her mother walked out, then her first stepmother died, and she developed her Cloudcuckoolander tendencies to cope with the sadness. Rejecting Joan is also an insurance policy against her fear of being abandoned by a third mother-figure. If she doesn't get attached, she can't get hurt.
YMMV / Alice (Webcomic)