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->''Chainey wakes up dead in a dump one day to find himself in a very strange and unfamiliar situation. Enter Maggot Boy, the resident hero, who takes Chainey under his wing so to speak. Shenanigans occur!''
-->-- Official description of Maggot boy on co-creator Jess's [[http://flipsidered.deviantart.com/gallery/1512302?offset=120 deviantart]]

''[[http://www.maggot-boy.com/ Maggot Boy]]'' is a webcomic co-written by [[http://lyrium-toast.tumblr.com Eli]] and [[http://flipsidered.tumblr.com Jess]].

Chainey is a narcoleptic amnesiac who meets the self-proclaimed hero of Soverign City, Maggot Boy (a.k.a. Davey) after waking up dead in a land fill. Together they protect the city from [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]]. Actually, it's more like ''a'' zombie, but he's a very troublesome one.

Now with an (in progress) [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/MaggotBoy Character Page!]]

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!!This webcomic provides examples of:

* {{Adorkable}}: Chainey and Davey's kid brother, PJ.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Davey is in love with Sam, who is in love with Lazaro who hates everyone.
* AllThereInTheManual: There is a [[http://www.maggot-boy.com/extra.html written version]] that provides more details than the comic, as well as various reference sheets on the artist's deviantart.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: [[http://flipsidered.deviantart.com/gallery/12204317#/d28p583 Sam]] is simply listed as having a “mixed race background.”
* AnimalMotifs: Owen wears a [[CatsAreMean cat-ear hoodie]], he's certainly [[AnimalStereotypes smug, vain, vicious, and manipulative]].
* ArtEvolution: The backgrounds have dramatically improved since the start of the comic.
* BlackComedy
* BreakTheCutie: PJ is going through this, having an ammoral psyopathic zombie stalker on top of bullies and a dead older brother has pushed him [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour off the edge]] [[http://www.maggot-boy.com/9_16.html somewhat]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Davey on being dissected by Marianne has parallels to rape.
--> '''I couldn't get the feeling of you out of me for months!'''
* EatsBabies: [[http://flipsidered.deviantart.com/gallery/d1gwcnk?q=day#/d1gwcnk Owen]], the main villain.
* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: No matter how insensitive that may seem.
* FourthWallMailSlot: So far there [[http://tinyurl.com/3eznply have]] [[http://tinyurl.com/3gmbzdm been]] [[http://flipsidered.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=davey#/d1uzsnq three]] installments of “Dear Davey.” A fourth one is rumored to be in the works.
* FreakyIsCool: Pretty much summarizes [[http://maggot-boy.com/wp/?p=209 an encounter between Chainey and Bec]], also see NightmareFetishist.
* GhostAmnesia: Chainey can't even remember his own name due to some [[http://www.maggot-boy.com/1_16.html brain loss.]]
* GroinAttack: PJ's life continues to suck
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Chainey and Davey.
* HorrorHunger: When an aware zombie doesn't eat they go into a feral state, and only humans can satisfy their hunger. Luckily for the heroic awares, the government of the city provides them with organs, so they don't hurt anyone.
* IAmAHumanitarian: Pretty much all zombies by default.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Davey has been known to fight with a [[http://www.maggot-boy.com/3_24.html wrench.]]
* InfantImmortality: Aversion, Claire Lazaro's 5-year old daughter is a zombie...also see EatsBabies
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Davey quite clearly cares about Sam, the random public, and Chainey quite a lot. He's also rude, dismissive of others problems, and [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]].
* KindHeartedCatLover: Aversion. Owen likes cats and [[http://www.maggot-boy.com/7_21.html seems to feed random strays]]...with human organs he harvested himself in cold blood.
* LoveTriangle: A [[TriangRelations type 5]] between Davey, Sam, and Lazaro. And more recently a [[TriangRelations type 3]] has formed, with both Davey and Carville competing for Sam.
* {{Necromancer}}: Lazaro and Sam. Lazaro used his necromancy to save the city from a horde of zombies.
* NiceHat: Chainey
--> '''Davey:'''[[http://www.maggot-boy.com/6_26.html Cool hat, by the way. Real badass]]
* NightmareFetishist: [[http://maggot-boy.com/wp/?p=209 Bec]], also see FreakyIsCool.
* NotAMorningPerson: Chainey is [[http://maggot-boy.com/wp/?p=201 particularly]] [[http://maggot-boy.com/wp/?p=202 difficult to]] [[http://flipsidered.tumblr.com/post/43655879734/stupid-chibi-sketchy-shit-you-know-how rouse]].
* NothingButSkinAndBones: Chainey is a beanpole with no muscle tone.
* MessyHair: Davey, near-constantly, but most notably [[http://maggot-boy.com/wp/?p=200 here]].
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: There's the Aware, which are zombies that can think for themselves, and the Mindless, which are your standard [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 Romero]] zombies.
* Phlegmings: Just about every zombie at one point or another, Aware or otherwise.
--> If it is an Aware, generally it happens [[http://maggot-boy.com/wp/?p=113 as they're going Feral]].
* {{Sidekick}}: Chainey to Davey.
* SharedUnusualTrait: What makes the Awares the Awares.
* ShowerOfAngst: [[http://maggot-boy.com/wp/?p=187 Davey]].
* SympatheticPOV: During Marianne's and Owen's confrontation reader sympathy was largely on Owen's side, likely because readers know what she wants to do with him and the fact that he spends most of it fighting off a tranquilizer, leaving him looking young and helpless.
* TeethFlying: [[spoiler: We're fairly sure this is how [[http://maggot-boy.com/wp/?p=581 Owen chipped his tooth]].]]
* TemptingFate: Owen gives back PJ's gun since it's empty, and thus can longer be used to hurt him. [[http://maggot-boy.com/wp/?p=566 PJ hits him in the face with it.]]
* TermsOfEndangerment: Davey meets the doctor who dissected him when he was freshly undead. She calls him "sweetheart" and says "I missed you terribly". Davey is less than civil.
** Refers to Owen as "Cupcake" during their first meeting after shooting him in the arm, considering she wants to continue her [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything experiments]] on him...
* ToothyIssue: Owen has a chipped front tooth and a serious overbite.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Owen, [[{{Gorn}} most prominently]]. [[spoiler: Now he's unintentionally getting PJ in on it.]]
* {{Unsoundeffect}}: [[http://www.maggot-boy.com/3_24.html WRENCH and GLARE]]
* VillainousRescue: Lazaro is counting on one [[spoiler: to catch Owen, using PJ as his bait.]]
* WalkingShirtlessScene: [[spoiler: Raimi seems incapable of finding a well-fitting shirt.]]
* [[WhenSheSmiles When They Smile]]: [[http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af105/flipsidered/smiles_zps1e4bb587.png The main six all have wonderful smiles, especially Owen!]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Chainey's hair is black, blue and white vertical stripes, and Owen's is pure red.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: [[http://flipsidered.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d2myj5k This guy]] is only 26, but maintaining a city-wide {{Cast from Lifespan}} necromancy spell for four days straight does a number on the constitution.
* ZombieApocalypse: The whole story takes place after one.

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