''[[http://www.hazardswake.com Hazard's Wake]]'' is a fantasy [[{{Webcomics}} webcomic]] drawn in an [[Main/{{Animesque}} Animesque]] style that takes place in an [[Main/{{RolePlayingGame}} RPG]] / [[Main/{{EasternRPG}} JRPG]] world with [[Main/{{LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters}} a hell of a lot of characters]].

The series seems to jump back and forth from [[Main/{{AffectionateParody}} AffectionateParody]] to epic fantasy story. The story boils down to the individual adventures of the groups while parodying a lot of old [=RPG=]s (the old [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Final Fantasys]] seem to be the most frequent targets, including an obvious [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Tellah vs. Golbez]] {{expy}}) but seems to tie into a demon's plot to unlock the sealed northern continent of [[TitleDrop 'Hazard's Wake']].

The huge cast includes:
* Fatima, a near peerless swords-woman with limited Light ETHER (aka [[WhiteMagic Light Magic]]) who is ostensibly the main character.
* Kevinsky, local [[MetaGuy meta-guy]], a captain of the guards turned pirate turned mercenary.
* Araceli, a [[ShyBlueHairedGirl Shy Blue Haired Girl]] who has been locked in a tower with ghosts most of her life. She has dreams of monsters who refer to her as the "Eye of the Dark God."
* Solaria, a Holy Knight who uses Sky ETHER to speed her movements. She seems to hide her emotions unless she becomes overly frustrated.
* Milliene, a Psi Knight who lost her memories while overusing her powers. Seems rather attached to Solaria.
* Cress, a [[DemonSlaying Demon Hunter]] who can use fire elemental attacks but isn't quite able to understand his odd new companions.
* Maple, a powerful healer thanks to her water ETHER, also [[CloudCuckoolander seems to live in her own reality sometimes]].

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!!This webcomic provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Many. Fatima and Solaria are the first that come to mind.
* AerithAndBob: Goes from Malbez and Exor on the Aerith side to Alexander and James on the Bob side.
* AntiMagic: Both Shin and Kelios have a skill that negates magical attacks. Nifty.
* CallingYourAttacks: Both spells and special attacks always fall into this. Either the character will say it or a bubble will appear labeling the attack, as well as what elemental ETHER it is.
* CloudCuckoolander: Maple is in her own little world... usually thinking about romance in ways far from rational.
* CombatTentacles: [[http://www.hazardswake.com/?p=181 Krakenhead]], appropriately enough.
* DemonSlaying: Cress is of the Church Militant version.
* FunctionalMagic: It's called ETHER, and is based on an [[Main/{{ElementalPowers}} eight-element system]].
* KidHero: Hiro. [[spoiler:He's not exactly the savior that people thought he'd be.]]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: So many, in fact, that it gets confusing, until they're eventually sorted into a FourLinesAllWaiting deal.
* {{Manic Pixie Dream Girl}}: Maple, in her own mind.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler:Victor]].
* MetaGuy: Kevinsky snarks on anything and everything that he can and seems to be semi-aware that he's a comic character.
* NewFirstComics: The author has redrawn a few of the early strips.
* PaintingTheMedium: [[http://www.hazardswake.com/?p=147 "She PRONOUNCED a HEART SYMBOL!"]]
* RebelliousPrincess: This seems to be Aileen in a nutshell.
* {{Ridiculously Cute Critter}}: Fluffy's entire reason for being.
* RPGMechanicsVerse: Light hints of this, but usually woven into the story in a way so it doesn't look too jarring. Usually.
* ShrinkingViolet: Araceli.
* StrippedToTheBone: [[spoiler:Victor]]'s death at the hands of [[spoiler:Xantrich]].
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Araceli, kind of; she's also BadassAdorable.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Happens occasionally in fight scenes.
* TheTeamNormal: Kevinsky again. Whether he's even useful or just there for comedic relief is debatable.
* UnsoundEffect
** "*SOUND OF A MONSTROSITY EMERGING!*"
** "THE CLAW'D!"
** "*MINTY-FRESH SOUND EFFECT!*"
** "MEET A FIST!"
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Many: Fatima, Araceli, Elm, Alexander, Exor.
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