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  • Ass Pull: There are comics where the writer tries to pay off things that were not set up earlier, there are comics where the writers are clearly making it up on the fly, there are comics where the writers make things up to write themselves out of a corner, and then there are comics where the writer throws a lasso round this trope and rides it like a waterskiier across a lake. Tails Gets Trolled is the latter kind of comic, and it's all the more hilarious because of it.
  • Awesome Art: Is it possible for a comic to straddle this trope and its exact opposite simultaneously? Most of the comic is amateurish at best, but for MS paint webcomics, it's got some damned impressive fight scenes. The fight between Garry and Demaro, in particular, has some amazingly detailed particle effects for MS Paint.
    • The facial expressions on the characters, despite or possibly even because of the crude and Off-Model artwork, are surprisingly expressive for the medium.
    • The surprisingly emotive expressions have led to a huge amount of Memetic Mutation, with many panels being used as reaction images throughout the web.
  • Bile Fascination: Practically the poster child for bad fanart webcomics, every part of it is gratuitous or laughable, and yet oddly entertaining in a way that keeps the audience coming back for more.
  • Crazy Awesome: Practically the entire thing. If you don't want to see the cast of Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario Bros., Looney Tunes, and many more as mega-powerful martial artists and sorcerers, we have nothing more to say to each other.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Gory violence + gratuitous swearing + terrible artwork = pure hilarious webcomic bliss.
    • Vector returns, the only survivor of Sonic and Team Chaotix, horribly beaten and missing an eyeball, and begs Shadow to listen to his mission report. When he finds Shadow, Vector vomits out a massive spray of blood all over Shadow's face and delivers this gem of a line:
      Vector: They're deader than a black guy in a town of racist rednecks.
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    • Shadow shooting Daffy is already pretty extreme, but Elmer's response is one for the ages:
      Elmer: I didn't know today was duck season!
    • Much of the trolls' dialogue in general crosses the line at least twice, but the undisputed winner is Underbite Troll's jaw-droppingly extreme put-down from the "Troll-Off."
    • Everything about Mario and Luigi's Hilariously Abusive Childhood.
      Mario's dad: I'd like to talk and all, but Cops is about to come on.
    • Porky Pig returning home to find the horribly mutilated bodies of both his parents? Horrifying and more than a little stomach-churning. Finding that someone has made bacon out of their corpses? Hilarious.
    • Knuckles getting an STD from a threesome with Rouge the Bat and Donkey Kong? Tasteless, albeit rather funny (and completely absurd). This turning out to be a major part of his plan is some kind of twisted genius.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Knuckles, Elmer Fudd, and Silver the Hedgehog if comments on Lazerbot's DeviantArt page is any indication.
    • Rob the Guy With No Ears is a priceless source of comedic moments, still genuinely badass and he never hogs the spotlight. In other words, basically the exact opposite of every stereotype about bad Creator's Pet Sonic OCs.
    • Garry also counts. On a Facebook poll, he was voted the most popular villain in the comic.
    • Vector, the Only Sane Man of Team Chaotix, is fairly well-liked despite not having appeared much since his debut.
    • There's also Coyote. When Lazerbot made a poll asking readers whether they liked Coyote, literally every vote said they liked him.
    • Don't forget Underbite Troll. He got popular enough to have a miniature spin off.
  • Evil Is Cool: The Troll King, who's probably the best drawn character in the entire comic and a total, legitimately threatening badass.
  • Fridge Horror: In Donkey Kong's first appearance in the comic, he was shown sleeping after having a threesome with Knuckles and Rogue. In his most recent appearance, he's prevented from helping the Troll Slaiyers out because Rogue gave him Gonnorhea. No points for deducing what this means for Knuckles.
    • It becomes Ascended Fridge Horror after the weed party: Knuckles knew he got the clap from Rouge so he invited her to the party (along with several other girls Knuckles gave the clap) to pass it onto Cheeto Man.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: It's honestly harder at this point to count the quotes from the earliest parts of the story's Fountain of Memes that aren't subject to Fridge Horror or a Cerebus Retcon.
  • Friendly Fandoms: Well, since the story is essentially a slightly more comprehensible version of Sonichu, it's no surprise that their respective, er, fans get along great.
  • Growing the Beard: At first, the comic gained attention due to how ridiculously bad it was. But as the story went on, the characters become more rounded, and Lazerbot's art improved drastically, and as a result, many people have actually become invested in the story, and have grown to like it unironically. It's difficult to pinpoint an exact moment at which people actually started caring about the story, but many will proclaim the 4th chapter, to be the point where the comic starts making big improvements, quality wise.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Sonic loses his head in the fourth chapter, which wouldn't be the first time this happened to the Decoy Protagonist of a series beginning in 2011...
  • "Holy Shit!" Quotient: At first everything just seems like some weird usage of Sonic and Mario characters to murder trolls, and anime things pop up. Then everything escalates to the point that reading the story blind is bound to elicit at least one "holy shit", followed by more to come on a per chapter basis. The fact that Anyone Can Die and the plot is filled with Shocking Swerve only accentuates this.
  • I Am Not Shazam: Chester Cheetah is named "Cheeto Man".
  • Jerkass Woobie: Ronald McDonald due to his Berserk Button and having his sister trolled in front of him.
  • Memetic Badass: Rob, the Guy With No Ears, who the fanbase considers to be the sighted-but-hearing-impaired version of Daredevil
  • Memetic Mutation: Probably the reason why it has gotten so much attention on the internet is for how hilariously bad it is, and the fact that said hilarity made some memetic mutations. Many panels from the comics have been used as reaction images on imageboards and avatars on forums. We could sit and discuss them, but we'd be here forever, so for the really well-known ones...
    • "I'm so mad. im gonna have sex with my girl friend so I wont be so mad"
    • Underbite Troll's legendary put-down.
    • In one panel, Bugs Bunny is shown with the caption "the gay". It only took a few moments to guess how memetic the phrase eventually became.
    • "High shovel" has also became a popular meme.
    • Captioning gay (or percieved as gay) characters with Bugs' explanationnote  of how he fends off trolls.
    • "Sorry tails if this looks gay to the viewers."
    • One panel showing an extreme close-up of Tom looking very concerned became very popular as a reaction image meme for poorly planned or ill-fated actions,, like this one here.
    • "What? I don't have fucking ears"
    • "did you know that even with seatbelts people die all the time in car crashes? i thought that was interesting"
    • Bugs telling Rob "Hey can you put that on a coaster?"
    • The panel of Elmer Fudd revealing he has the powers of necromancy is also extremely popular for somewhat obvious reasons, especially when showing it to people who haven't read the comic and asking them what's happening in this panel. Actually, just mentioning "Elmer Fudd is a necromancer" on its own is a fairly popular meme, and is probably one of the comic's best-known plot twists.
    • "Have you ever been bitch slapped for lack of listening? lack of doing what your told? cuz im not far from slapping you"
  • Narm: Oh god, just about the entire thing. Moments that aren't narmy are the exception, not the rule, and part of what makes it so damned entertaining.
  • Narm Charm: At first glance, you'd think this is an textbook example of a So Bad, It's Good fancomic - and you'd be right. However, Lazerbot's artwork improves so much and the whole thing is played so totally serious that many people have admitted to becoming unironically invested in the story and characters after the first few chapters. Not to mention that the fight scenes are genuinely well drawn and some of the dialogue is actually quite clever and funny.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Dr. Eggman raping Amy to the point where she attempted suicide, not at all played for laughs.
    • The extreme gore actually gets pretty disturbing at times, even with the terrible MS Paint artwork. Vector graphically getting his eye ripped out and Porky coming home to find the horribly mutilated bodies of his parents are two good examples.
    • What Shadow does in chapter 11: He creates a black hole that covers an entire town in darkness, and we get to see the townspeople's skin graphically getting ripped off by the vortex. What's even worse about it is that it was just a random town that had nothing to do with the trolls at all!
    • The Skeletal Worm that kills Garry in chapter 13. It just comes up out of nowhere and has a legitimately creepy design that looks more like an Angel than the regular cast of colorful cartoon characters. In other words, something that has no business being in a comic this ridiculous and laughable. The fact that we never learn anything about where it is or where it came from just makes it all the worse.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Emerl only appears in Chapter 4, but is well-remembered for holding his own against the Troll King, Luigi, Alex, and Garry all at once and lasting longer than anyone else, including Super Sonic.
  • Teasing Creator: Lazerbot, all the time. The most glorious example was his fake killing of Rob - what followed was a text-only panel where Lazerbot explained that basically no one is safe, fan-favorite or not. The very next page, Rob is alive and well, commenting that he needs to be careful or that dream he just had would happen for real.
  • Tear Jerker: Sonic's death.
    • Everything that Porky goes through.
    • Sylvester's Heroic Sacrifice for Tom.
    • Amy crying after finding out that Sonic was killed. And to make it worse, this was right after their relationship went sour.
    • The Wham Shot in chapter 20. Words cannot describe the combination of this, Nausea Fuel, and Nightmare Fuel.
  • The Scrappy: Demaro isn't really well liked by the fanbase as far as villains go. His insufferable arrogance prevents him from being as cool as The Troll King or Alex. And he's not hilariously depraved like Troll Face or Garry. The fact he's been the main focus for quite a while and basically every situation he's encountered has led to rather contrived new uses for his powers doesn't really help either.
  • Shocking Swerve: Quite a few plot twists come right out of nowhere, like the revelation that the guy with no ears is a Dragonborn, or Elmer Fudd being a necromancer.
  • Signature Scene:
    • The Weed Party
    • "The Porkening" In which Porky gets demonic powers by accident, is hunted down by his church, is left by his wife, gets his parents turned into meat, gets his child and wife shot in front of him, and gets abandoned by the "friends" led to him getting demonic powers, making him kill himself
    • The revelation that The Defenders are actually bad people, and evidence of such has been in front of the viewer and Tails the whole time, but he hadn't been paying attention.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Very much so, although the story manages to be oddly compelling and memorable in spite of the so-bad-its-good elements.
  • Unexpected Character: With members such as Batman, Doug Funnie, and Hello Kitty, the members of the Defenders were a surprise to everyone.
    • Same goes for Sonichu.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Alex the Emo Troll. Some people unknown with the comic have commented on him being a girl.
  • The Woobie: Tails. The title says it all, "Tails gets trolled." He also gets beaten down constantly by the trolls, gets ridiculed by them, and loses his best friend Sonic to the trolls.
    • Porky Pig. He's a religious fellow that got involved in a ton of bad events, eventually making him one of the Neutrals. When the Church he is a part of finds out, they see him as evil incarnate and kill his father and his mother before he has a chance to see them, and then murder his wife and child in front of him. It's no wonder that he is Driven to Suicide.
    • Mario and Luigi. One of the biggest moments of Mario's flashback is them meeting their parents, only to be told that they aren't loved and that their father just enjoys having unprotected sex. Luigi more so, because he was mostly dragged into doing all of this for the sake of his brother.
    • Amy Rose in "The Storm".
    • Any of the Defenders who aren't willingly working with Cheeto Man, but instead kept in line through Cheeto Man employing blackmail or I Have Your Wife. Kermit, Pac Man, Spyro, and Arthur are confirmed to be in this situation.

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