History AndIMustScream / Webcomics

30th Nov '16 7:03:00 PM VVK
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** PlayedForLaughs with [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20090216 Zombie-Head-On-A-Stick]], who's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Originally, she was called Jane and was granted the [[WhoWantsToLiveForever "you can live forever, but your body can still decay"]] kind of immortality; she could keep from decaying away by consuming the parts of other people that she wanted to retain -- she made a point to eat brains to keep smart but could not help decaying outwardly to the point of looking like a zombie. Then someone she made very angry left her to decay away slowly, trapped under a pile of debris with only her head showing. This was played seriously, but after [[TheDitz Torg]] found her, she became the ZHOAS, a barely articulate head-without-a-body, filled with an all-consuming hunger she can never satisfy, and doomed to be [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20090224 the plaything of bored idiots]].

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** PlayedForLaughs with [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20090216 Zombie-Head-On-A-Stick]], who's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Originally, she was called Jane and was granted the [[WhoWantsToLiveForever "you can live forever, but your body can still decay"]] kind of immortality; she could keep from decaying away by consuming the parts of other people that she wanted to retain -- she made a point to eat brains to keep smart but could not help decaying outwardly to the point of looking like a zombie. Then someone she made very angry left her to decay away slowly, trapped under a pile of debris with only her head showing. This was played seriously, but after [[TheDitz Torg]] found her, she became the ZHOAS, a barely articulate head-without-a-body, filled with an all-consuming hunger she can never satisfy, and doomed to be [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20090224 the plaything of bored idiots]]. Sometimes, she even seems to enjoy being part of the crazy team, but other time's, she's attempted suicide with her very limited means.
30th Nov '16 6:58:02 PM VVK
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* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' Jane, who's got the [[WhoWantsToLiveForever "you can live forever, but your body can still decay"]] kind of immortality. She eventually becomes simply [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20090216 Zombie-Head-On-A-Stick]], a barely articulate head-without-a-body, filled with an all-consuming hunger she can never satisfy, and doomed to be [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20090224 the plaything of bored idiots]]. However, at least she's eventually decay away completely if she doesn't satisfy her hunger for brains... it'll just take a ''very'' long time.
** While Jane's fate is played for laughs and she might not even mind her new existence so much in the end (it's not really evident), a version happens to another much more sympathetic character without any especially magical or scifistic means: [[spoiler: Kept alive indefinitely by advanced medical technology but too hurt to be healed or for the pain to even stop, suffering from the same extreme agony permanently whenever conscious.]] It makes the "must scream" part literal.

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* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' Jane, ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''
** PlayedForLaughs with [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20090216 Zombie-Head-On-A-Stick]],
who's got ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Originally, she was called Jane and was granted the [[WhoWantsToLiveForever "you can live forever, but your body can still decay"]] kind of immortality. She eventually becomes simply [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20090216 Zombie-Head-On-A-Stick]], immortality; she could keep from decaying away by consuming the parts of other people that she wanted to retain -- she made a point to eat brains to keep smart but could not help decaying outwardly to the point of looking like a zombie. Then someone she made very angry left her to decay away slowly, trapped under a pile of debris with only her head showing. This was played seriously, but after [[TheDitz Torg]] found her, she became the ZHOAS, a barely articulate head-without-a-body, filled with an all-consuming hunger she can never satisfy, and doomed to be [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20090224 the plaything of bored idiots]]. However, at least she's eventually decay away completely if she doesn't satisfy her hunger for brains... it'll just take a ''very'' long time.
idiots]].
** While Jane's fate is played for laughs and she might not even mind her new existence so much in the end (it's not really evident), a version happens to another A much more serious version: A sympathetic character without any especially magical or scifistic means: [[spoiler: Kept kept alive indefinitely by advanced medical technology but too hurt to be healed or for the pain to even stop, suffering from the same extreme agony permanently whenever conscious.]] conscious. It makes the "must scream" part literal.literal. You can read more, but the spoilers are huge. [[spoiler: In the end of the chapter "bROKEN", Riff and Zoë are caught inside Riff's pilotable mecha when it's engulfed in flames from the inside. Zoë gets the full effect of the flames while Riff uses the emergency button that sends them away into a random alternative dimension. Next, he's seen cradling her horribly burnt form, after which he's captured and finds himself a citizen in a dystopian high-tech city. He starts looking for her, and eventually Brian Rammer, a rebel against the dystopian government, reveals to him that she has been kept alive by the medical nanotechnology in the city, and someone is keeping her alive still, but she's too hurt to be healed and spends her few conscious moments in agony. Riff becomes even more determined to find her, but this time in order to kill her.]] Then [[spoiler: it's revealed to be a SubvertedTrope, as Rammer lied. He has his own agenda and does not know Zoë's current state, but he knows the medical nanites can heal almost anything. Rammer showed Riff a video from the time Zoë was still in pain while she was being healed right after she arrived, wanting to motivate him to look for the leader of the city and overthrow them.]]
26th Feb '16 11:50:28 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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** Later, in the main comic, [[spoiler: Crystal. After Haley kills her, Bozzok turns her into a flesh golem, spending extra money to make her self-aware and retain her memories and skills, but not her [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny lack of focus]]. The new Crystal exists in constant pain, and is entirely focused on killing Haley, whose fault she thinks her state was. When Haley points out that it was really Bozzok's fault, Crystal [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turns against him]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard and kills him]].]]
1st Dec '15 1:47:14 PM Snowsky
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* In the [[Webcomics/NuzlockeComics Nuzlocke comic]] ''Goddamn Critical Hits,'' this is what being a [[{{Franchise/Pokemon}} Cascoon]] is like. You can't move, speak, eat, or do ''anything'' until you evolve. Dusty the Dustox was one, and it's the primary reason for his loathing of Poké Balls ("I have spent half of my life in a dark, cramped jail, and I do not intend to inflict that on myself ever again!").

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* In the [[Webcomics/NuzlockeComics [[Webcomic/NuzlockeComics Nuzlocke comic]] ''Goddamn Critical Hits,'' this is what being a [[{{Franchise/Pokemon}} Cascoon]] is like. You can't move, speak, eat, or do ''anything'' until you evolve. Dusty the Dustox was one, and it's the primary reason for his loathing of Poké Balls ("I have spent half of my life in a dark, cramped jail, and I do not intend to inflict that on myself ever again!").
1st Dec '15 1:44:28 PM Snowsky
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* In the [[Webcomics/NuzlockeComics comic]] ''Goddamn Critical Hits,'' this is what being a [[{{Franchise/Pokemon}} Cascoon]] is like. You can't move, speak, eat, or do ''anything'' until you evolve. Dusty the Dustox was one, and it's the primary reason for his loathing of Poké Balls ("I have spent half of my life in a dark, cramped jail, and I do not intend to inflict that on myself ever again!").

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* In the [[Webcomics/NuzlockeComics Nuzlocke comic]] ''Goddamn Critical Hits,'' this is what being a [[{{Franchise/Pokemon}} Cascoon]] is like. You can't move, speak, eat, or do ''anything'' until you evolve. Dusty the Dustox was one, and it's the primary reason for his loathing of Poké Balls ("I have spent half of my life in a dark, cramped jail, and I do not intend to inflict that on myself ever again!").
1st Dec '15 1:43:37 PM Snowsky
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* In the [[Webcomics/NuzlockeComics comic]] ''Goddamn Critical Hits,'' this is what being a [[{{Franchise/Pokemon}} Cascoon]] is like. You can't move, speak, eat, or do ''anything'' until you evolve. Dusty the Dustox was one, and it's the primary reason for his loathing of Poké Balls ("I have spent half of my life in a dark, cramped jail, and I do not intend to inflict that on myself ever again!").
2nd Sep '15 4:36:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VerloreGeleentheid'', Jane Onoda was in [[HumanPopsicle cryogenic stasis]] for 10,000 years but, due to a computer glitch, she and the others on her ship were conscious the whole time. The only reason she stayed (somewhat) sane is that the ship's computer kept her occupied with battle scenarios against the species that nuked her homeworld.
* ''{{Nedroid}}'': Described in the AltText of [[http://nedroid.com/2009/06/interact/ this comic]]:

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* In ''VerloreGeleentheid'', ''Webcomic/VerloreGeleentheid'', Jane Onoda was in [[HumanPopsicle cryogenic stasis]] for 10,000 years but, due to a computer glitch, she and the others on her ship were conscious the whole time. The only reason she stayed (somewhat) sane is that the ship's computer kept her occupied with battle scenarios against the species that nuked her homeworld.
* ''{{Nedroid}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Nedroid}}'': Described in the AltText of [[http://nedroid.com/2009/06/interact/ this comic]]:
26th Jun '15 11:54:29 AM SaveTheLoser
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** An alternate Calliope suffers this fate after she [[spoiler: kills her brother]] until she makes a deal with [[spoiler: Echidna to end her life]].
22nd Jun '15 1:28:52 PM Dimensio
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** It's later revealed that a government did this to [[spoiler: people who broke their no bodily alterations rule]], just in case those people were ever needed. How useful those people would be after [[spoiler: years, decades, even centuries as statues]] is questionable at best.

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** It's later revealed that a government did this to [[spoiler: people who broke their no bodily alterations rule]], just in case those people were ever needed. How useful those people would be after [[spoiler: years, decades, even centuries as statues]] is questionable at best.x


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** Also used [[http://xkcd.com/1541/ here]], combined with some form of BodySnatcher.
22nd Mar '15 11:23:50 AM TheUnsquished
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* ''TheDragonDoctors'' brings us the story of Rina, who was TakenForGranite and left for ''two thousand years'' in a cave with nobody to talk to and no sensation at all (thankfully, she was only conscious for the first days). Fortunately the eponymous doctors rescued her. The comic also features Tanica, who was accidentally turned into a tree by Sarin. She can communicate with the others through magic, though.

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* ''TheDragonDoctors'' ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'' brings us the story of Rina, who was TakenForGranite and left for ''two thousand years'' in a cave with nobody to talk to and no sensation at all (thankfully, she was only conscious for the first days). Fortunately the eponymous doctors rescued her. The comic also features Tanica, who was accidentally turned into a tree by Sarin. She can communicate with the others through magic, though.



* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', ''Kharla'ggen'' of the ''V'loz'ress'' clan has a '''creepy''' hobby when it comes to dealing with those who catch her fancy or resist. She uses her vast demonic powers to twist and turn their flesh, changing them into living breathing dolls and proceeds to use them to play dress up and snuggle.

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* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', ''Kharla'ggen'' of the ''V'loz'ress'' clan has a '''creepy''' hobby when it comes to dealing with those who catch her fancy or resist. She uses her vast demonic powers to twist and turn their flesh, changing them into living breathing dolls and proceeds to use them to play dress up and snuggle.



* Florence in ''{{Freefall}}'' has had (mercifully brief) periods like this, thanks to her programming. In one instance, she's ordered to be happy; she [[StepfordSmiler complies outwardly]] but confesses to screaming on the inside. In a clearer instance, she has her voluntary movement suspended for an upgrade without warning; as soon as she gets it back, she shrieks belatedly.

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* Florence in ''{{Freefall}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' has had (mercifully brief) periods like this, thanks to her programming. In one instance, she's ordered to be happy; she [[StepfordSmiler complies outwardly]] but confesses to screaming on the inside. In a clearer instance, she has her voluntary movement suspended for an upgrade without warning; as soon as she gets it back, she shrieks belatedly.



* This almost happened in ''TheGodsOfArrKelaan'', but the goddess of death personally intervened.

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* This almost happened in ''TheGodsOfArrKelaan'', ''Webcomic/TheGodsOfArrKelaan'', but the goddess of death personally intervened.



** Being one of his works, ''CityOfReality'' deals with a lot of this. Magic World is full of people who, thanks to Hinto Ama, have been transformed into all manner of things, from turtles to clothing to water. At least there's the Manumitor, who goes around saving as many of these victims as he can.

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** Being one of his works, ''CityOfReality'' ''Webcomic/CityOfReality'' deals with a lot of this. Magic World is full of people who, thanks to Hinto Ama, have been transformed into all manner of things, from turtles to clothing to water. At least there's the Manumitor, who goes around saving as many of these victims as he can.



* This sort of thing happens [[AuthorAppeal way too much]] in ''TheWotch''. Scott has been transformed into an immobile, conscious statue three times so far, though it didn't last very long. Rosetta wasn't so lucky, as she got [[http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2005-08-08 turned into a statue]] by a crazy wizard, kept that way for some time, then [[http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2007-06-15 released]] after said wizard's HeelFaceTurn--but then she was [[DiabolusExMachina turned back into a statue by a basilisk]] without anyone knowing what happened to her. It's been mentioned that some statues in museums and mannequins in department stores are transformed people. And some people consider this a humorous comic.

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* This sort of thing happens [[AuthorAppeal way too much]] in ''TheWotch''.''Webcomic/TheWotch''. Scott has been transformed into an immobile, conscious statue three times so far, though it didn't last very long. Rosetta wasn't so lucky, as she got [[http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2005-08-08 turned into a statue]] by a crazy wizard, kept that way for some time, then [[http://www.thewotch.com/?epDate=2007-06-15 released]] after said wizard's HeelFaceTurn--but then she was [[DiabolusExMachina turned back into a statue by a basilisk]] without anyone knowing what happened to her. It's been mentioned that some statues in museums and mannequins in department stores are transformed people. And some people consider this a humorous comic.



* In ''TheZombieHunters'', the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Basilisk]] zombie possesses an automatically [[DeadlyGaze paralysing]] [[RedEyesTakeWarning bioluminescent gaze]]. Any human that locks eyes with a Basilisk will suffer a painful seizure and become immobilized. The victim then has no choice but to lie there helplessly as the zombie closes the distance to feed. [[FateWorseThanDeath Slowly]]. Starting with the ''[[FacialHorror face]]''.

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* In ''TheZombieHunters'', ''Webcomic/TheZombieHunters'', the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Basilisk]] zombie possesses an automatically [[DeadlyGaze paralysing]] [[RedEyesTakeWarning bioluminescent gaze]]. Any human that locks eyes with a Basilisk will suffer a painful seizure and become immobilized. The victim then has no choice but to lie there helplessly as the zombie closes the distance to feed. [[FateWorseThanDeath Slowly]]. Starting with the ''[[FacialHorror face]]''.



* [[spoiler:Sarda]] from ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]'' [[spoiler:went back to the beginning of the universe, and is forced to live through every major event in the universe over a period of billions... no, TRILLIONS of years. He admitted that the only thing keeping him alive at that point was pure, unadulterated hatred of the [[VillainProtagonist Light]] [[DestructiveSavior Warriors]].]]

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* [[spoiler:Sarda]] from ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]'' ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' [[spoiler:went back to the beginning of the universe, and is forced to live through every major event in the universe over a period of billions... no, TRILLIONS of years. He admitted that the only thing keeping him alive at that point was pure, unadulterated hatred of the [[VillainProtagonist Light]] [[DestructiveSavior Warriors]].]]



* Played for laughs in WebComic/CommanderKitty when [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/04/05/have-a-nice-wait/ a MOUSE unit is accidently beamed into space and left there to plot revenge]]. [[spoiler: [[TheBusCameBack It winds up back on board through a freak accident]].]]

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* Played for laughs in WebComic/CommanderKitty ''WebComic/CommanderKitty'' when [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/04/05/have-a-nice-wait/ a MOUSE unit is accidently beamed into space and left there to plot revenge]]. [[spoiler: [[TheBusCameBack It winds up back on board through a freak accident]].]]



* SlightlyDamned has Hell, a place of eternal personalized torment. It isn't that bad when you consider you could also end up in the Ring of the Slightly Damned, an almost entirely empty wasteland of nothing but rocks and mountains. [[spoiler:And the only three known occupants have left the Ring, one dead and the other two in the world of the living.]]
* DeepRise has Servitors, macrofauna of the surface, captured, vivisected and rebuilt. much of what we humans would use mechanical devices and computers for, the [[StarFishAliens Nobles]] prefer an organic solution. Some of them retain a bit of their former minds.

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* SlightlyDamned ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'' has Hell, a place of eternal personalized torment. It isn't that bad when you consider you could also end up in the Ring of the Slightly Damned, an almost entirely empty wasteland of nothing but rocks and mountains. [[spoiler:And the only three known occupants have left the Ring, one dead and the other two in the world of the living.]]
* DeepRise ''Webcomic/DeepRise'' has Servitors, macrofauna of the surface, captured, vivisected and rebuilt. much of what we humans would use mechanical devices and computers for, the [[StarFishAliens Nobles]] prefer an organic solution. Some of them retain a bit of their former minds.
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