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Largo: Y'know, when we get back to the apartment, I'd be happy to show you my cool thing.
Erika: I don't think so. Please continue.

  • Archive Binge: The storyline makes a lot more sense if you're able to read it in one sitting, without the update delays. Graphic novel versions make this even easier.
    • The fact that it essentially updates a couple of times a year sort of encourages this, really. You can only check in every other year or so and be caught up on the story in under an hour.
  • Complaining About Shows You Don't Watch: there are several extremely negative reviews of MT that focus entirely on the plot and art around comic 300, or slightly after Rodney left, and appear to be unaware that there's a thousand more story pages by now, with substantial changes in art and characterization.
  • Complete Monster: Ed. He's a sadistic psychopath who enjoys killing people. Does he have any redeeming features whatsoever? No. He's not even funny.
    • And then there's Dom, who wants Sega to own Erika -- and Kimiko too.
    • Ed and Dom are pretty funny around each other, at least, in an Evil Versus Evil sortof way.
  • Crazy Awesome: Largo. He's crazy. He's awesome. What else can be said? He is the L33T-Master.
  • Epileptic Trees: Tons of these in regards to just what the hell Miho actually is.
  • Fan Nickname: Most of them due to the fact that several characters went a while before their names were revealed within the comic. A few of those remained in use even after the character's name was learned.
  • Growing the Beard: In direct contrast to the Jumping the Shark example below, some people believe that when the comic took a turn for the dramatic it got better.
  • Hype Aversion: The poster child for this. Any "Name webcomics you hate!" thread is required by law to have Megatokyo as the first reply.
  • Jumping the Shark: Some argue that this happened after Rodney Caston quit and left the production of the comic entirely to Fred Gallagher.
    • A lot of people actually enjoyed the shift to a more drama-based series but lost interest later when the updates became even less frequent and the story more and more hard to follow.
    • A different sect felt it jumped not because it switched from "comedy" to "drama", but from "good-natured poking fun at fanboys who are way too into anime" to "an extremely earnest attempt at a harem manga starring an American fanboy".
  • Moe: Ping is a frequent source of these,including the world's cutest internet search. Kimiko and Yuki also.
  • Narm Charm: The bits of comedy that Megatokyo contains post Cerebus Syndrome often slip into this. For example, in this recent strip, Ed is taunting and tormenting Ping with text messages while planning to kill her; meanwhile he strikes up a pleasant conversation with our favorite Cloudcuckoolander Largo and (among other things), complements him on his Nice Hat.
  • Scenery Porn: A lot, to put in mildly.
    • Your Mileage May Vary - As detailed as it is, a common complaint is that much of the backgrounds are very messy, and covered in scribbles and scratches.
  • Squick: Largo's Japanese-English translator apparently has Japanese porn sites as its sources.
  • Tear Jerker: The short story "Circuity"
  • Unfortunate Implications: When the anti-cat weapon was first introduced it was termed the nipstick, since it was loaded with catnip. It was pointed out that this was unfortunate for a comic based in Japan and the name was removed.
  • The Woobie: This gets passed around, with many characters managing at least a little woobie-time. Of particular note is that Nanasawa Kimiko displays woobiedom in-comic as well as in the fanbase, with employers wondering whether to hug her and later her own unwanted army of sympathetic nobodies drawing up battle-plans as to how to make her feel better.
    • Don't forget the ph34rbots. Advanced robotic AIs created by Largo, programmed to defend Tokyo from any hostile threats...and made from cardboard. They spend most of their time getting knocked over by curious kids.
    • Ping as well. Piro, Kimiko, Erika, Junko, and Miho have all ended up giving/receiving hugs from her, the last one on multiple occasions.
    • Miho has gone from being her normal, annoying, bitchy self to 100% Woobie-fied in 12 comics flat. Compare: the beginning of comic 1255 with the beginning of comic 1267. (Obvious spoilers.)
    • Also Fred Gallagher, according to XKCD.
      • Though the implication here is that they find him so pathetic that he likely couldn't stand the parodies and mockery they subjected some other webcomics to.