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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Grotesque reworks Mulder's obsession with gargoyles into an obsession with Goliath.
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!:
    • Played with: The lines being quoted in War of the Coprophages are in fact quoted from the episode verbatim, it's just that a majority are attributed to different scenes:
    • The "I'm not going to ask if you said what I think you said" scene was when Scully was watching TV, not when she was cleaning her gun.
      • When she does clean her gun, it's during the "Scully? What are you wearing?" scene, except it's shown from Mulder's perspective in the strip.
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    • The "I see the correlation" scene was at the hospital, not Dr. Jeff Eckerle's basement.
    • "Her name is Bambi?" and "Mulder... are you sure it wasn't a girly scream?" actually happened in the same scene (Mulder waking up Scully in the middle of the night).
  • Creator Worship: Shaenon has one for writer/actor Darin Morgan. So much so that of the recap art she's done, "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" is not available for print sales, with one exception for Darin (Darin's brother Glen purchased it for him actually).
  • Ho Yay: Mulder and Krycek. Lampshaded in Duane Barry:
    Krycek: Sorry to interrupt you at the pool, Mulder.
    Mulder: You realize you're just encouraging all those women on the Internet.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    Scully: (usualy stoic, but freaks out) I've got to go do research - In another state.
    Mulder: (Comically Missing the Point) But you've barely looked through this bag of fingernails.
    • Recap from episode "Home" did not even try to make fun of it, instead it's just displaying how the writer and her husband reacted.
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  • Ugly Cute: In Season 10 chapter Founder's Mutation, both Mulder and Scully have separate idyllic fantasies about raising their part-alien, fantasy son who they manage to conceive despite having never been past second base on-screen, and whom they give for adoption because he was magic. The author represents the part-alien of the child by drawing him with slightly larger dots for eyes which are a little more separate from each other than the rest of the characters. It works.

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