- Author's Saving Throw: After backlash for the joke about the death of Iwata being tasteless, the strip that had that joke was republished, with the joke and part of what led to it being removed, changing the strip's punchline.
- Discredited Meme: In-Universe example. One Super Effective comic has a Bug Trainer giving a Gurren Lagann speech to his Beedrill... as Red, standing nearby, rolls his eyes in frustration.
- 8.8: Makes fun of in this "What A Deal".
- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
- This comic parodying the artificial scarcity surrounding the PS3 release and comparing it to the Wii, suggesting that Nintendo knows their system will make more money if they have plenty of stock, is either this or Hilarious in Hindsight in light of the artificial scarcity surrounding the Switch release.
- A tiny headline in strip #26 (The Incredible Krug) makes fun of the squeaky-clean Elmo, saying he's been embroiled in a sex scandal. Not so funny anymore after his puppeteer at the time turned out to have possibly been a statutory rapist years later, forcing him to resign. Even though he has since been cleared of the charges.
- Hilarious in Hindsight:
- This comic◊ was posted back in 2002, guess who happened to appear in Super Smash Brothers Brawl?
- This comic from 2007 shows an Aperture turret from Portal guarding a baby's crib only for it to shoot the baby when it stands up and plays peek-a-boo. 4 years later, in 2011, guess what Valve showed a turret guarding in a trailer for Portal 2?
- This 2008 strip suggests that among the characters left out of Brawl were Ness, Captain Falcon, Jigglypuff, and Mewtwo... any guesses as to how funny this is, class?
- This strip features Aeris and Leo giving some My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic toys paint jobs to become normal, white Celestia, Vinyl Scratch, and Derpy Hooves. All three of them are real MLP toys now.
- Compare this 2003 strip to this Chuggaconroy video.
- "It's over, Anakin! This high ground adds +5 to my agility!" Not quite as technical as Darths & Droids would later get...
- This strip becomes a lot funnier since the revelation of Pokémon's seventh generation, in which one of the new Pokémon is a ghost pretending to be a Pikachu.
- Scott once got a pornographic fan comic page of Leo and Aeris dropped. He now does pornographic bonus art of them and other characters on Patreon.
- Ho Yay:
What do you say, Red? Just you and me... breeding. He means Pokemon breeding, of course.
- As seen in Super Effective #37.
- Jerkass Woobie: Leo. As much of a Jerkass as he can be, it's kinda hard not to pity him at times, especially with how Aeris sometimes treats him. Most of his "cruelty" is to fictional characters (such as the Sims example) and things like the baby worm tend to be in the context of strips portraying Leo and Aeris as specific fictional characters being parodied, rather than portraying them in the "usual" characterization.
- Popular with Furries: Thanks to Leo and Aeris being cats, it's a popular webcomic amongst furries.
- Seasonal Rot: The more recent comics are generally considered to be of lower quality. The Dethroning Moment of Suck page in particular either has the most recent comics, or had those removed because the troper found a worse comic.
- Squick: A lot of the comic is based on this.
- Tear Jerker: "Shiggy? ... Is that you?"
- "All right, son, Daddy has to go away for a while. You've got to be a brave boy now. Just close your eyes, son." "Dad-day NO!"
- "Conglaturation" has a tear-jerking moment in the last panel.
- The last panel of "Unbreakable Bonds" combines this with Nightmare Fuel (the spider-webs imply some And I Must Scream, doesn't it?)
- #258: "Waiting" is quite depressing.
- #347: "Tales of Ternaldo" is a relatable example for people who have had social issues and were never asked to join groups in school.
- #210 "The Lost Episodes" is a twisted Deconstructionion of Tom and Jerry, where Jerry hits Tom in the head with a sledgehammer, leaving Tom a quadriplegic, and resulting in Jerry going to prison.
- Just the relationship between Aeris and Leo in general! Looking at the strips set in their childhood, it's clear they were, at the very least, there for each other, but now Aeris is perfectly willing to ABORT LEO. What happened?! Well, a later holiday comic does show how things aren't always THAT bad between them.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: To date, Ramsoomair has made three strips parodying Star Fox. The only one to feature any of the characters aside from Slippy (as opposed to having Aeris & Leo fill their roles)? The one where Fox & Falco have sex while making bad in-jokes. And then Wolf shows up, implying it's not over - though one wonders how he got on the Great Fox (or why he has a beer gut, unlike Fox and considering his flight suit implies he'd be pretty well-built out of costume). Then again, yaoi fantasies never had to make sense as it turned out to have been Aeris' imagination. Still, the one time we see Ramsoomair's take on any of the other Star Fox characters, this is what we get.note
- What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: At first, it looks like a cutesy comic about two Funny Animal cats who go on adventures in various video games. However, strong profanity and adult jokes are common, not to mention the creator spends time drawing pornographic bonus art on his Patreon.
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