->''"So much for imaginary."''

Riza Wolfe is a pretty ordinary teen. You know, normal school, normal friends, normal looks, normal family, normal life. And she just so happens to be completely bored out of her mind with it. However, when Riza receives a dream catcher as a gift one day, things get more interesting in a hurry. She's suddenly offered the chance to get away from her ordinary life, and escape to another world full of the sorts of things she dreams about. Like, you know, anthropomorphic wolves with funny bandanas, idiotic spike demons, annoying old men, furry-feather dragons, elven ninjas, sarcastic street kids, rich bratty fire mages...okay, so it's not /exactly/ what she had in mind. But hey, it beats doing homework by a long shot.

And the best part about the whole thing? She's not even human anymore.

Can be found [[http://www.dreamcatchercomic.com/ here]].

[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused]] with the [[Literature/{{Dreamcatcher}} book and movie]] by Creator/StephenKing.
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!!Contains examples of:
* ArtEvolution: Compare [[http://www.dreamcatchercomic.com/comics/244301/chapter-1-page-2/ this]] and [[http://www.dreamcatchercomic.com/comics/1411581/chapter-15-page-7/ this]].
* AwesomeBackpack: Riza calls it the [[http://www.dreamcatchercomic.com/comics/1005483/chapter-10-page-22/ Monster Bag]].
* BountyHunter: Lunos' job. [[spoiler:Luna also used to work with him, and unfortunately one of his recent jobs was to kidnap Daemian. Luna managed to chase him off, though.]]
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: [[http://dreamcatcher.smackjeeves.com/comics/604884/the-next-page-o/ RIZASMASH!!!]]
* CoolGate: Riza both enters and leaves Rokenthia through a cool door. One side of the Earth door is the dream-catcher.
* FillerStrips: Every now and then.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Lunos]] causes Riza to have a very brief shutdown of self doubt, so she won't interfere with his getaway.
* HomeBase: Originally Luna's shack in the woods, but Xan gets them a place he likes to call [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "the Base"]], which was built by his grandfather during a mid-life crisis of some sort.
* InstantCostumeChange: When Riza enters the Gate World, otherwise we might have a PajamaCladHero.
* IntellectualAnimal: Arashi appears to be significantly smarter than an average horse, though he mostly uses his intelligence to annoy [[ChewToy Dae]].
* LittleBitBeastly: Half-creatures--humanoids with animal ears, tails, etc.--are a common species in Rokenthia. Riza changes from an ordinary human to a half-wolf when she enters this world. Half-creatures can take on [[http://www.dreamcatchercomic.com/comics/1407858/chapter-15-page-5/ full animal forms]] as well.
* MagicalLand: Rokenthia
* MacGuffin: The titular dream catcher.
* MartialArtsUniform: Xan wears one.
* MeaningfulName: Riza Wolfe.
* MorphicResonance: Seems to be standard for ShapeShifting.
* MrExposition: Ooji, [[spoiler:not really, and Mr. Relecross pretty much just sends them out to his private library.]]
** Luna also seems to count as she gives us the first overview on Rokenthian life forms.
--> Luna: Geez, I feel like a teacher now.
* OddShapedPanel: For fight scenes and the like.
* [[OurElvesAreBetter Our Elves Aren't Much Better]]: The only major physical difference between Rokenthian elves and humans are the pointy ears. They do give the elves better hearing, but not much else. No real social distinctions either.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Demons are, essentially, a biological kingdom like animals and plants in Rokenthia. Truthfully they're pretty similar to ordinary animals, but there are a few key differences that set them apart, the main one being an ability called "demonfire". [[spoiler:Luna and Lunos use this to fight the spirit demons, as well as in their little grudge match. It's a sort of energy that wraps around their weapons and makes them look flamey.]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: While there was a wide variety of dragons, most are extinct now. But some are way different, look at this [[http://www.dreamcatchercomic.com/comics/900735/chapter-9-page-14/ one]].
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Luna and Lunos are of a race called "Werewolf Demons", but they don't actually transform. They're really just [[FurriesAreEasierToDraw furries]].
* PlayingWithFire: Xan's specialty.
* PortalNetwork: The Gateworld, supposedly, serves as a portal to a lot of other dimensions/worlds. Riza, however, can only travel between Earth and Rokenthia.
* ScheduleSlip: Happens way more often than the author cares to admit, but there's always an excuse. Usually it's school-related, or the computer hating her.
* ShoutBox
* SpeechBubbles: There was a time when everyone spoke in cursive when in the gateworld, but it was dropped due to being hard to read. Now everyone uses a standard font.
* StreetUrchin: We meet Daemian as one of these, though we don't know how long he's been one.
* StripArchive
* ThemeNaming: Luna and Lunos, the two werewolf demons we've met so far.
* TheChewToy: Daemian seems to have been made to suffer. A lot.
** The author has mentioned on several occasions that, "Dae will never win. Ever."
* TheRant: There is a news blog on the main page and a separate one under the comic, though the main page one is unused 90% of the time.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Apparently Raus is fond of apricots, though this fact is only mentioned on the character page and is so far irrelevant to the comic.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Half-creatures and a number of demons have this ability.
* YearInsideHourOutside: Riza can spend a couple of days in Rokenthia while only losing a few hours on Earth.
* {{Animesque}}: Clearly the author is a bit of a closet/recovering otaku.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: The author is pretty open about the fact that Riza's real-world life and friends are more or less based on her own experiences at the age the characters are. Why? She was thirteen and it seemed like a good idea at the time.
* SymbolSwearing: Happens every now and then. Usually to Daemian.
* SpeechbubblesInterruption: This happens to Riza every once in awhile, usually when she's off on some angry rant.
* CurseCutShort: This occurred once in chapter 3, and then never again.
* WebcomicTime: The story takes place mostly in 2006. That's when it was started (or rather, early 2007, by the time posting began). It's now 2012 out here in the real world, but the comic characters are still stuck in '06.
* ShoutOut: Shows up every once in awhile; often in the form of a song lyric converted to a line(s) of dialogue.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Luna, and when she's not around, everyone else in the comic that's not Riza.