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There was a little girlShe was horrid!
Who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead.
And when she was good
She was very, very good
But when she was bad
Every story needs a villain...—Gail Swanson
When She Was Bad is a webcomic about Psycho Lesbian Villain Protagonist Gail Swanson, who gained superpowers when a mysterious cloaked man zaps her, in a Magical Girl story gone wrong. It's about her fights, her triumphs, her losses, her lackeys... And maybe her love life. If she can ever get the guts to ask the girl of her dreams out.
- Art Evolution: From this to this. The proportions are still weird, but you can't say it hasn't improved dramatically.
- Axe Crazy: Gail and Coyote
- Attempted Rape
- Blessed with Suck: Amber gets super strength and Gail gets... to talk with her cat. At least, that's what she first thinks.
- Blood Knight: Coyote, Coyote, COYOTE.
- Breast Attack: During the armored car robbery.
- Car Fu: As seen here.
- Chaotic Neutral: Gail and co, but especially Jasper.
- Cursed with Awesome: Gail's secondary power always changes; This means she has all kinds of weird powers, talking to animals, disabling any technology she nears, Telepathy and pyrokinesis.
- Dead Little Sister: Why a gang member took care of little!Gail.
- Even Evil Has Standards: The group's reaction to Tabitha's horrible (drunk) sketch.
- Five-Bad Band: Gail's group as a whole.
- Five-Man Band: Amber's group
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Jasper.
- Impractically Fancy Outfit: Amber's first superhero costume. It got turned on her rather embarassingly.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Sean to Gail once.
- Oh Crap: Max, when Gail is about to drop a car on him.
- One-Man Army: Jasper and Coyote.
- Perma Stubble: Sean
- Power Incontinence: Gail. So far she has had the power to talk to animals, electronic disruption, Telepathy and Pyrokinesis.
- Stop Helping Me!: In this strip, nearly verbatim.