- Bizarro Episode: Episode 15 starts out normally enough, with Dave watching a commercial for a Space car wash and the Captain foolishly deciding to try it. Everyone evacuates the ship before a laser, which is meant to destroy vermin, completely obliterates all organic life on the ship. The Captain however forgot her cacti and drags Dave and ARSCH along to save them, only for the people of the car wash to impersonate them and trick ARSCH into thinking the real Dave and Captain are the impostors, despite the Paper-Thin Disguise. At the very last minute, the two can convince ARSCH to let them go, but the Captain ends up leaving Dave behind. Dave actually dies, skeleton and all. Then it turns out, the entire episode was just a commercial for that same car wash, with Dave and the Captain watching it. The former traumatized, the latter dismisses it, like Dave did in the beginning.
- Cargo Ship:
- Designated Villain: Professor McProfessorface is mistreated by the main characters and was locked into an USB for months. He plans a revenge scheme against the crew of the USS Ente, but is perfectly willing to let them live in peace as long as he gets to leave. They however trapped him in a virtual reality for no reason at all.
- Ensemble Dark Horse:
- Some of the Expendable Crewmembers:
- Karl-Horst "Charlie" Helmutpetersen. For being the only one to actually have a name and having an episode dedicated to his murder.
- Expendable Crewmember No. 14, since he's the only one who actually survived a mission.
- Expendable Crewmember No. 1 from the Lower-Deck Episode, since he has an interesting design and an enjoyable Deadpan Snarker personality.
- The three Crewmembers from that same episode are also quite popular for being based on the Gag Dub versions of Harry, Ron and Hermione.
- Some of the Expendable Crewmembers:
- Fanon: The pink-haired extra has a strong resemblance to Wake. Many viewers theorize that she's her descendant.
- Foe Yay: Dave and ARSCH have a lot of moments between each other, despite ARSCH claiming how much he hates humanity, especially Dave.
- Jerkass Woobie:
- ARSCH counts, for being a sociopathic android, who consistently belittles everyone around him... but also has major self-esteem issues and is craving for Dave's attention.
- Professor McProfessorface is only a villain because the show actively forces him into that position. All he wants is to return into the real world after a fatal accident, yet he gets treated like garbage by the crew of the USS Ente, to the point of them actively stealing his happy ending.
- Ship Mates: Dave/ARSCH and Captain/Miffi.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The Crossover with Japanoschlampen is pretty much a Fake Crossover, as the show is presented as a Show Within a Show in the Japanoschlampen-Universe. While the episode does have some neat fourth wall breaking jokes, it's still a missed opportunity, given the implications that they actually take place in the same universe or are at least Mutually Fictional.
- The Woobie:
- Dave, so much. Summarized, he's a perfectly stable and friendly individual, yet gets no respect from his peers and is made the butt of jokes rather frequently.
- Flash, the explorer of Episode 3. On his mission, he had to let the last member of a fat-sucking species kill his partner Gordon and steal his identity in order to prevent it's extinction. Once that specimen starts attacking Dave, the Captain kills it, leaving Flash all alone, knowing that his efforts were in vain.
- All of the Expandable Crewmembers count, considering how they are a deconstruction of Red Shirts. They know they can die at any given moment, and they have to live with that.
- The cacti-humanoid from Episode 21. He beamed himself on board, without knowing that time is slowed down there and has to watch the destruction of his species due to overpopulation, while outliving his family members through multiple generations. Ouch.
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