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[[http://www.forthewicked.net/ No Rest For the Wicked]] is a WebComic by Andrea L. Peterson set in a world where many {{Fairy Tale}}s are true, in all their grim glory.

Some are {{Fractured Fairy Tale}}s, but that does not prevent them from being as grim as the originals.

The main plot features the insomniac Princess November from "Literature/ThePrincessAndThePea" setting out to save the moon, buried as in the fairy tale "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/jacobs/moreenglish/buriedmoon.html The Dead Moon]]". She gathers a RagtagBunchOfMisfits about her from various tales, and they encounter more fairy tale characters along the way.

Other included fairy tales are "Literature/PussInBoots", "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/diamondstoads/index.html Diamonds and Toads]]", "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood", "Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast", "Literature/HanselAndGretel", "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/armlessmaiden/index.html The Girl Without Hands]]", "Literature/SleepingBeauty", "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/4youthfear.html The Boy Who Set Out to Learn What Fear Was]]", "Literature/{{Bearskin}}", "Literature/SnowWhiteAndRoseRed" and "[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/93raven.html The Raven]]".

'''Characters''':
* November, the princess from "Literature/ThePrincessAndThePea". Suffering from insomnia ever since the moon vanished. (Not that she slept well at any time.)
* Perrault the cat from "Literature/PussInBoots" -- except that he's a FunnyAnimal, not a TalkingAnimal. Still working for his master, the Marquis, until November persuades him to leave.
* Red from "LittleRedRidingHood". [[AnAxeToGrind Has an ax.]] [[AxCrazy Uses it freely.]]
* Jack-or-maybe-Hans, The Boy from "The Boy Who Set Out To Learn What Fear Was."
* Clare, the Girl Without Hands.
* The Witch, an old woman who's lived alone in the woods. For a long time.
* Anna & Klaus, two children the witch has kidnapped.
* Prince Ricardo, AKA "Picky Dick", the prince from "The Princess And The Pea". A PrinceCharmless if there ever was one.
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!!Provides Examples Of:

* AbusiveParents: Clare strongly implies that the village parents are like this.
* AllTrollsAreDifferent: This one lives under a bridge.
* AnArmAndALeg: Clare's hands were lopped off.
* AnAxeToGrind: Red.
* AngelUnaware: Perrault convinces the innkeeper that he's a fairy in disguise and if he is kind to them (by say, giving them free rooms) he'll reward him in the morning.
* ArrangedMarriage: November and "The Boy."
* ArtificialLimbs: Clare has a pair of silver gauntlets that work like mechanical hands.
* AxCrazy: Red, literally.
* BackFromTheDead: Red says that three people died in a certain bed, and she was one. Perrault wonders how she's alive.
--> '''November:''' [[UnexplainedRecovery Well obviously]] [[ShoutOut she]] ''[[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail recovered]]!''"
* {{Badass}}: Red definitly qualifies.
* BadassNormal: To be just, Ricardo can pull this off.
* BalefulPolymorph: Prince Orson
* BarehandedBladeBlock: [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/04i-02.html The boy's meeting with Ricardo]]
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: November's mother knows this
* BearsAreBadNews: Or so the characters assume.
* BerserkButton: Perrault speaks of "beauty" to the Beast, as an abstraction; Beast assumes it's his Beauty and goes berserk.
** Considering her back story and reaction to the Hansel and Gretel witch, it's safe to say Red hates people who hurt - or at least ''eat'' - children.
** She also hates anyone who gets in her way.
** Ricardo may be a prat, but he is genuinely anguished when his horses are killed.
* TheBigBadWolf: is alluded to and a number of their skins appear in Red's cottage, although she claims they left the woods because of the moon's disappearance.
* BigDamnHeroes: Red at the witch's house.
* BigFancyHouse: The Beast's manor.
* BilingualBonus: November's mother is named Avril, which is French for "April" (thus fitting into the TemporalThemeNaming).
* {{Blackmail}}: Perrault accuses November of this.
* BlatantLies: November denies stories about a witch in the woods.
* BreakTheCutie:
** Red and Clare both went through hell in their backstories; Red, especially, is a BrokenBird.
** Clare is just as much of a BrokenBird, but expresses it in more of a [[OnePiece Nico Robin]] sort of way.
* BurnTheWitch: Clare almost gets this treatment. [[spoiler: The actual Witch does, though less publically.]]
* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: Beast and November, in his shadow.
* CaptainObvious: The innkeeper.
* CatchYourDeathOfCold: One danger of playing in the snow.
* CatsAreMean: Played entirely straight with Perrault.
* TheChick: November. She's fragile enough to be bruised by a leaf, but she knows people well enough to keep her group together.
* ChronicPetKiller: Ricardo is on his thirteenth horse name Artax.
* ClearTheirName: The group for Clare.
* ColourfulThemeNaming: Red.
* CoolGate: With Ravens!
* {{Curse}}: The beggar woman laid one on November for not being generous enough to part with ''all'' of her food. [[spoiler:A frog pops out of her mouth whenever she says "altruistic."]]
* CuttingTheKnot: While Perrault thought up a clever plan to get Red and November through a gate by manipulating the owners of the mansion, Red simply smashes the gate with her axe.
* DancesAndBalls: November met Princess Colette at one.
* DangerousSixteenthBirthday: November is sixteen.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Clare, and Red.
* DeadpanSnarker:
** Perrault.
** Red gets snarky comments in every chance she gets. They pretty much make up half her dialogue.
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: Clare's parents made one with the actual devil to get riches in exchange for her. Luckily, the Moon intervened, though she still lost her hands.]]
* DeathByDespair: Beauty thinks the Beast's condition is caused by this.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Limited Palette; Red's cloak is red, as are the roses at the Beast's castle.
* DespairEventHorizon: Clare resigns herself to be burned as a witch. She won't talk about what happened, but it involved her losing her baby somewhere along the way.
* DisappearedDad: The Boy's threw him out. Even his foolish and cheerful nature does not entirely protect him from this; he is wistful about how November's father loves her.
* ADogNamedDog: The Boy.
* DoggedNiceGuy: The Beast, who asks Beauty to marry him ten times a day, although he doesn't keep her imprisoned in this version.
* DomesticAbuse: The Beast accuses Perrault of this.
* DontSneakUpOnMeLikeThat: Perrault startles November.
* DramaticThunder: When November feels desperate.
* DrowningMySorrows: A Jack the Boy remembered.
* TheEmpath: November is extraordinarily sensitive. Against her, this means that she gets hurt by things such as ''having leaves fall on her face''. More impressively, she can sense death, tell when people have noble blood or even if they've only married into royalty! and is usually able to surmise the intentions of the people she brings into the group(she senses Perrault's boredom, as well as Clare's innocence). This is a CallBack to her source story, The Princess and the Pea, where it is the Princess's sensitivity that is used to determine her royal lineage.
* FairWeatherFriend: Red calls Perrault this.
* FallenPrincess: Clare.
* FamedInStory
* FearlessFool: The Boy
* FencePainting: Perrault's technique for getting the bear to dig.
* TheFool: The Boy.
* ForbiddenFruit: Red picks the Beast's roses and puts one behind November's ear. The Beast is furious. Of course it doesn't help that first they smashed down his gate, broke into his house and wandered around taking random objects from it.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Chapter three is titled AModestProposal...
* AFriendInNeed: They search for the information to save Clare, and then Clare joins to help them.
* FriendToAllChildren: The children, sanely, do not like her, but Red is passionate about defending children.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: The Boy sings a song about how Ricardo would think such a princess must have fleas.
* FunnyAnimal
* GhostStory: When November was little, her sister September told her about how a queen once wished her daughter into a raven.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Red and her axe.
* GenreSavvy:
** "Aha, I can see where this is going. Mysterious old beggar women need to be handled very, ''very'' carefully."
** Invoked intentionally by Perrault when tricking an inn keeper to let them stay the night for free. He convinced the man that they were fairies, figuring he probably knew his fairytales well enough that he wouldn't question strange forms of payment (like a dead bird) if they came from the Fair folk.
---> '''Perrault''': Now, if you were to bury this bird behind your inn...should you then find, say, a golden tree with diamond fruit growing upon that very spot three days later...well, that would be quite something, wouldn't it?
* GetOut: Red to November, during the fight with the witch. It's for her protection.
* GuileHero: Perrault, very much. Well, maybe Guile Anti-Hero.
* GrammarNazi: Prince Ricardo
* GraveRobbing: Clare is suspected of this on top of serial child murder.
* GrayRainOfDepression: November, plodding through the forest.
* GreenEyedMonster: The Beast has it, bad.
* HappilyMarried: Clare and King Gareth, before Satan intervened.
* TheHedgeOfThorns: Prince Ricardo tackles the one around Sleeping Beauty's castle, and is apparently the only prince to have successfully done so.
* HellIsThatNoise: [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/03-66.html THWOK]]. The GoryDiscretionShot may or may not be helping.
* HitchhikerHeroes: The group.
* HomeSweetHome: November wants it.
* HonoraryUncle
* HowDoYouLikeThemApples: September's problem.
* HumanoidAbomination: The witch had long since become one of these by the time November's group encountered her.
* IAmAHumanitarian: In the ''[[NightmareFuel worst]]'' way possible.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Ricardo, though the princess had to take his word for it.
* IAmXSonOfY: The Boy: "I'd tell you 'Jack, son of...' ...but my dad made me swear never t' let on I'm his."
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Red explains that the witch was already dead.
* InelegantBlubbering: Klaus says Anna does this.
* IHaveAFamily: [[spoiler: The Witch.]]
* InHarmsWay: Perrault joins the quest because his life is too dull.
* IronicEcho
* TheInsomniac: November, which drives the comic.
* ItAmusedMe: Perrault's appropriately cat-like motivation. He had as plush a lifestyle as he could hope for after turning a bumpkin into a marquis by [[GuileHero guile]] and complains about the dangers in November's quest, but when presented with an opportunity to escape easily... "No, not yet."
* ItsNotYouItsMe: November to the Boy.
* IWasBeatenByAGirl: The Boy asks if this trope applies to Ricardo.
* TheJeeves: Perrault, albeit somewhat frustrated with it.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Ricardo accuses the Boy of this.
* KillItWithFire: For witches
-->'''Perrault''': ''[[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/03-63.html There is a reason why fire is the traditional method of dealing with your kind.]]''
* TheLeader: November
* ALightInTheDistance: Gives November hope for a refuge.
* LightningReveal: In the storm, the one bright panel is with lightning.
* LiteraryAllusionTitle
* LittleRedFightingHood: She's got an axe.
* LonersAreFreaks: Red has lived by herself in the middle of the forest for several years and is seen as a witch by the locals who see her. Admittedly, she didn't seem to go out of her way to correct this idea.
* LosingYourHead
* TheLostWoods: Between kingdoms -- which is to say, most of the setting.
* LoveHurts: Every couple thus far.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: The Beast.
* LoveTriangle: Perrault suspects this.
* MagneticHero: November.
* MagpiesAsPortents: November's sisters teased her for using the ''One for Sorrow, Two for Joy'' rhyme for ravens.
* MaliciousSlander: Drove the witch and her children out of the village.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover
* MeaningfulRename: When November asks Red to give her her name, Red pretends to believe it's asking for this.
* MercifulMinion: Claire's mother-in-law, receiving a letter to execute Claire, had her flee for her life. Oops. Turns out the letter was tampered with; her husband had actually ordered her treated well and is now heartbroken.
* MinorFlawMajorBreakup: This pretty much defines Prince "Picky Dick" Ricardo's entire life.
* MixedMetaphor: One of those minor flaws.
* MoralityPet: November, for Red.
* TheMunchausen: Perrault's attitude to November's story, at first.
* MyBelovedSmother: Taken to nightmarish levels with the Witch.
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: November can tell there was death in that bed.
* NiceToTheWaiter: November is genuinely kind, but she also deliberately invokes this; she doesn't want anyone to see the king's daughter being unkind to a beggar.
* NoIndoorVoice: The Beast
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: in Red's backstory
* TheNoseKnows: Red
* NotGoodWithPeople: Red.
* NotNowKiddo: A mother to her daughter about Red.
* NotQuiteDead
* [[spoiler: NotSoDifferent]]: Red and The Witch, as [[LampshadeHanging Perrault pointed out.]]
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Perrault is standing by November when the wind blows a leaf into her face and bruises her. Red reacts badly.
* OddShapedPanel: [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/04-50.html feather-shaped]].
* OffWithHisHead
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: November tries this on Perrault.
* OverprotectiveDad: November's orders The Boy to bring her back or not return.
* ParentalAbandonment: Clare says she suffered it, and now knows she's no better. (She used to have a baby with her. It's gone now, and she refuses to explain.)
* ParentalNeglect: Why the children vanished. [[spoiler:As it turns out, Perrault does this too--he's not even sure how many children he ''has''. Of course, [[JustifiedTrope he is a cat]].]]
* {{Princess}}: Princess November, of course, and various others.
* PlayingPossum: Recommended for dealing with bears.
* PrimalFear: November can't sleep because the darkness feels like it's smothering her.
* PrinceCharmless: Ricardo, son of King Ricardo, who is better known as "Picky Dick" for rejecting princesses on the basis of such flaws as fat arms and whistling through their noses while they sleep.
* ThePromise: The Beast got one.
* ProperLady: Perrault describes November's upbringing as this.
* PublicDomainCharacter: All of them, just about.
* TheQuest: The cast is seeking the moon.
* RagsToRoyalty: Back story for The Boy, Pierre, Clare. . . .
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: So far, a runaway princess, a talking cat, LittleRedRidingHood, and a woman with silver-wrought hands.
* RavensAndCrows
* RefusalOfTheCall: Perrault, until November points out that he's bored.
* RightInFrontOfMe: [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/04i-03.html The Boy and "Picky Dick".]]
* RingOfPower: Perrault steals one.
* RoyalBlood: November can sense it and knows that the Marquis doesn't have a drop of it the moment she saw him.
* RuleOfThree: November is the youngest of three.
* RuleOfSeven: The soldier has to last seven years.
* RunawayFiancee: Played with. November runs away the night before her wedding, but not because of her fiance. She decides she can't get married until she solves her problem.
* RunOrDie: Perrault's reaction to his first meeting with Red.
* RunningGag:
** "Altruistic."
** Youngest daughter, if you know what I mean!
* SacredHospitality: Or lack thereof.
* SandInMyEyes: The Beast claims he got dust in his eye when he starts talking about Beauty.
* {{Satan}}: The devil appears in Clare's backstory [[spoiler: convincing her parents to sell her to him]] and promises the soldier riches if he does not shave, bathe, or pray for [[RuleOfSeven seven years]]. Seems to be of the deception and [[DealWithTheDevil bargaining]] version. Seems to work in opposition to and may be connected to the disappearance of the Moon, [[spoiler: who stops him from taking Clare in her backstory]].
* TheScapegoat: The villagers are eager to blame Clare for the disappearance of their children, [[spoiler:rather than admit to their complicity in letting them wander too far into the woods]].
* ScheduleSlip: Following the October 2009 hurricane in the Philippines ([[CreatorBreakdown the author's home country]]), the webcomic went for ''over a year'' without updating. Other long breaks have occurred, but the author has vowed never to abandon the story.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: The beggar woman. November ''nearly'' passes, but not quite.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: The Witch was driven from her village because the townspeople accused of being a witch after her husband abandoned her and her children. Living alone in the woods [[spoiler: with a sick and dying son and unable to feed both children]] turned her into [[HumanoidAbomination something]] [[ImAHumanitarian much]] [[TheUndead worse]].
* SheCleansUpNicely: Inverted.
* ShirtlessScene: The Boy gets one.
* ShoutOut: Perrault's name. Among others.
* ShroudedInMyth: Red.
* SlasherSmile: [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/03-47.html And how!]]
* SoProudOfYou: Colette says this of November's mother.
* SpeechBubblesInterruption: The boy to Ricardo.
* StandardHeroReward: The Boy got November, the youngest of three sisters, and half a kingdom.
* StayOnThePath: Perrault prefers it to following Red.
* StickEmUp: Clare tried this, but her prey had nothing to give.
* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: [[spoiler:Klaus and Anna finally get rescued from the witch and taken back to their weepy father... ''but they still remember how he sent them off to die alone in the woods''.]] Clare points out that when something horrible happens, it's never really home again.
* TheStrategist: Perrault. November seeks him out because of this reputation.
* TalkingAnimal
* TastyGold: Slightly non-standard use: while rummaging through a room full of gold, Perrault bites a ring to confirm that it's [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/02-28.html enchanted]].
* TemporalThemeNaming: November, her sisters August and September, and their father, King January. And their mother, Avril.
* TenderTears: Anna cries over the freed Klaus.
* TheyDo: Clare and King Gareth did.
* ThickerThanWater: The Beast resents this.
* ThinkNothingOfIt: The innkeeper tries this.
* ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity
* TownWithADarkSecret: The village where they find Clare. That there is a witch in the forest is well-known. [[spoiler:But few parents try to stop their hungry children from wandering in.]]
* TheTragicRose: Red is drawn to them.
* TheUndead: The forest witch. She can [[OurZombiesAreDifferent still control bits that get hacked off her main body, and re-attach them to the whole.]]
* UnexplainedRecovery: Red. It's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] with a blatant reference to ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''.
-->'''November:''' Well obviously she ''recovered!''
* UpperClassTwit: The Marquis.
* VisibleSilence: Often invoke.
* WasItReallyWorthIt: November charges into a forest to find two recently-vanished children and clear the name of the woman the villagers plan to burn, thinking she is a witch who has abducted and killed their children. [[spoiler: As it turns out, there is a real witch in the forest who has indeed killed many children. Thing is, the two who went missing most recently were abandoned there by their father, because life is so hard in the village that the villagers can barely feed themselves. Not all parents can find the balls to abandon children they can't feed there- instead, they simply take no measures to stop them from doing so.]] November and the others take the rescued kids home, have the scapegoat freed and tell everyone that the witch is dead. Problem is, life isn't going to get any easier for the village, the rescued kids will forever remember how [[spoiler: their father abandoned them to die]], and thus will probably leave to find a new home. November ends up wondering if she really helped anyone.
* WeakenedByTheLight: The Moon used to keep creatures of darkness at bay.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: When November, Red, and Perrault reach the Beast's estate's gate, Perrault, having gotten on the other side by himself, lays out a detailed plan of tricking the then-unknown-owners of the mansion into vacating the place and letting the other two in. Red just smashes the gate in.
* WickedWitch: Attributed to both Red and Clare. It's not true for either.
* WordOfGod: The author provides footnotes for those who do not catch the allusions.
* [[YoureNotMyFather You're Not My Mother]]: November says this to the witch.
* YoungestChildWins: the Boy chose November because she was the youngest. This is lampshaded, when The Boy and the Marquis imply that the youngest implies that she is the most attractive.
* ZanyScheme

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