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  • Annoying Video Game Helper: In the author's opinion, Fi (your sidekick in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword) is worse than Navi (your sidekick in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time).
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Ganondorf in a three-piece business suit has quite a few admirers in the readership. It does help that with this version, he's far less antagonistic and has gotten sick of the standard routine of "Go out, kidnap a princess, and get sealed into the aether for centuries." It also doesn't hurt that he's one of the few who work at the office who's actually stable enough to maintain a regular job; he's almost never seen getting up to the crazy shenanigans that the rest of the people there do.
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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: The velociraptors. Often people comment on how cool and/or adorable they are every time they show.
  • Foe Yay: The Punisher and the Russian. They're shown in bed together. And the Russian is in his reanimated body (which included Gag Boobs as a side effect).
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks!: Coelasquid got this reaction from Skyward Sword fans when the below mentioned parody comic (which is mostly making fun of Fi) had a description from her saying that she hated the game itself as well. Probably not helping her is that a select few fans felt that her responses to the people who disagreed with her opinion came off as a bit vitriolic.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Tywin Lannister being referenced in a comic back when it was a relatively obscure reference. *Particularly* funny in that the comic's title bemoans the fact no one will get it, while the then-upcoming HBO series mentioned in the description would become a massive cultural phenomena.
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    • The strip where Kenshiro becomes a fast food worker becomes hilarious with the minigames in Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise. There's a minigame where Kenshiro becomes a food vendor who serves food via Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken. Sadly, Kenshiro doesn't punch the shit out of the patrons.
      • Before that, there was a parody spinoff called DD Fist of the North Star which is about Kenshiro and the cast in a world where their badass powers are severely out of place in the modern non-apocalyptic world (Kenshiro takes a job at a convenience store), which is a similar premise as this comic.
    • Kratos' 2018 game and its memetic names "Dad of War/Dad of Boy" given that they make Kratos in a much more reasonable figure not defined by solely his rage at past slights. Naturally there have been strips of him being a dad and how proud Commander Badass is of how far he's come, but it's still funny.
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    • The page describing the Uncanny Valley, which illustrated its point by comparing an image of Simba to some bad renders of lions, became funnily prophetic when The Lion King was remade as a CG animated film that would go on to be heavily criticized for falling straight into the valley.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • Kratos when his gay chicken match with Leonidas ends and he realizes that the reason for his victory- that Leonidas has a family and a child he wants to get back to, while Kratos' are dead.
    • Believe it or not, Jared. That super annoying personality is just a facade to cover his deep insecurity and parent issues, and when they break through...
  • Moe: Jared has his moments, especially when he turns on the puppy eyes.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Angel inspires quite a bit. Word of God is that she's simply a very masculine-looking woman.
  • The Woobie: Coelasquid, following a month with a double whammy of being diagnosed with thyroid cancer followed by a motorcycle accident.


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