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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Did the Conspiracy really kill the biodynamic children with the powers to communicate with disease and generate unlimited energy due to them threatening the Conspiracy's control of the world? Or did they do it because they were afraid of the potential of a teenager who could set off a sentient rabies plague or nuke southern California just because they were having a bad day?
    • Interesting to note, that they apparently have no problem with Feral's action (which change the world quite a bit). The probable explanations are: A - the nature of her actions (providing the world with limitless supply of donor organs) is extremely hard to misuse, B - person, who basically agrees to be constantly vivisected alive for the sake of others is most definitely NOT the kind of person who may willingly blow up the world, and C - from purely pragmatical point of view, the Conspiracy members & their friends and relatives also benefited from unlimited donor organ supply.
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  • Arc Fatigue: The reveal of a mysterious enemy (or enemies), who knew all about supers before the rest of the world and assassinated the most powerful ones capable of transforming civilization, came in Chapter 1 all the way back in 2012. As of 2018, the comic is still going (though on the final chapter) and literally the only thing discovered about them is that Patrick has combed the minds of all the planet's politicians, rulers, and other significant figures and still has no idea who they are. Another issue, is their presence is a significant motivating factor of Patrick claiming to not be a villain. As such, the lack of verification creates severe uncertainty in his arc, up until a literal mindscape dive.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Clevin. One end of the fandom views his budding romance with Allison as yet another "nice nerd wins over rich jerk" cliche, while the other end views that as unfair because he's come off as genuinely kind to others and with no resentment towards Allison for turning him down in the past. A third group argues that the story's not over yet and Clevin's character may end up taking an unexpected direction.
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  • Friendly Fandoms: In the comments section it is clear that the fanbase has a large overlap with Worm fandom, (including commentators forgetting that the setting lacks Worm-style triggers), and specific comparisons have been made to the Worm continuation fanfic Copacetic as both are about the lives of retired superheroines at college.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In Chapter 5, Allison gets the idea to create a superhero union centered on protecting women from harassment, naming the organization "Valkyrie". A similar advocacy for women in comics, The Valkyries, existed at the time, but ultimately disbanded in 2018 after testimonies from former members of abuse and neglectful leadership in the group.
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  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Gets a bit on-the-nose on certain issues, but the Author Tracts are pretty well justified. It also helps that Allison is college-aged—exactly the time in someone's life when they'd be trying to sort through the complicated political and moral issues the comic covers, even if they weren't a superhero.
  • Strawman Has a Point:
    • After Allison acts to prevent a date rape by lifting the offender up by his neck, her roommate Violet accuses her of essentially being a former Child Soldier with extreme PTSD. While this does not apply to the situation at hand, her point is not entirely wrong.
    • Pretty much the entirety of Chapter 6 is about this trope, as Alison's world view, axioms, and such are beaten to the point of deconstruction, culminating in her forcing a straw libertarian to use his powers in secret to save Feral from her fate (with the happy side effect of providing free replacement organs for the entire world.)

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