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->''"In every kind exists two guardians - a white and a black spirit which not only keep the balance in their own species but also in the whole world by fulfilling tasks given to them at the beginning of time."''

[[http://off-white.eu/ OFF-WHITE]] is a fantasy webcomic by Anna Podedworna and Katarzyna Redesiuk. The world in which the story takes place is a mixture of interpreted NorseMythology and original ideas. The comic revolves around a pack of wolves led by their alpha to meet a mysterious sage, who will decide the destiny of the youngest member of the group, Iki.

In this world, among all living beings is a White Spirit and a Black Spirit. Their purpose is to keep the balance between the other spirits of their species. The humans of this world have lost their White Spirit and are now seeking the wolves' as a replacement, after trying various other animals, which all ended in failure. Albert and Seven are the agents sent to track the wolves and capture the White Spirit wolf.

Now has a [[Characters/OffWhite character page!]]
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!!Tropes:

* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Hati goes from [[http://off-white.eu/comic/page-192 a hellish red masked form]] to [[http://off-white.eu/comic/page-194 something more normal and less fierce]] for Iki.
* [[AfterTheEnd After The End Of Human Society As We Know It.]] Usual for most stories with this trope, the focus is not on the remnants of humanity (though they do play a part) but on the wolves, the "brother species" of humans.
* [[SlidingScaleofAnthropomorphism Animalistic Animals]]: The physique of wolves (and other animals) in the comic is displayed in a realistic way.
* AnimalTalk: This is subverted. Birds don't talk, or at least, not the same language as wolves, normally. Iki is shocked when he can understand Hati's raven friends/servants.
* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler: Pups and main characters are not immune to death in this comic.]]
* ArtEvolution: [[http://off-white-comic.deviantart.com/gallery/?set=24872379&offset=120#/d1j2d3e And]] [[http://akreon.deviantart.com/gallery/4769272?offset=24#/d4aobk7 how!]] Just compare [[http://akreon.deviantart.com/art/off-white-old-page-94425873 this]] and [[http://akreon.deviantart.com/art/off-white-pg-37-and-38-REDO-255338733?q=gallery%3Aakreon%2F4769272&qo=103 this.]]
* ArtShift:
** The old pages are done in a different style.
** [[http://akreon.deviantart.com/art/off-white-cover-103291106?q=gallery%3Aakreon%2F4769272&qo=141 The]] [[http://akreon.deviantart.com/art/chapter1-The-pilgrim-clan-91450434?q=gallery%3Aakreon%2F4769272&qo=133 covers]] are [[http://akreon.deviantart.com/art/chapter-2-104070587?q=gallery%3Aakreon%2F4769272&qo=107 done]] in [[http://akreon.deviantart.com/art/chapter-3-107070389?q=gallery%3Aakreon%2F4769272&qo=70 a]] [[http://akreon.deviantart.com/art/chapter-4-123426876?q=gallery%3Aakreon%2F4769272&qo=43 different]] [[http://akreon.deviantart.com/art/chapter-V-204212832?q=gallery%3Aakreon%2F4769272&qo=9 style.]]
** [[http://tanathe.deviantart.com/art/off-white-pg149-252630706 Jera's little wolfaboo moment.]]
** There is a [[EasterEgg hidden page]] that is done in a different style than the rest of the comic.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology
** A conversation between Othala and Raigho seems to suggests that a female leading a pack is unusual. In reality, a wolf pack has two leaders (called alphas), and the female alpha is more likely to be dominate over the male alpha than vice versa.
** Iki and a raven has OccultBlueEyes, while another raven has RedEyes, mostly [[note]]young wolves have blue eyes, but most change color as they get older[[/note]] unnatural colors for those animals. This is intentional, it indicates the [[ItMakesSenseInContext color of their spirits]].
** Raigho goes on a tangent on how filthy and disgusting ravens are. Considering how often ravens and wolves interact, and even play together, this can come across as a bit jarring. Of course, this is part of his SuspiciouslySpecificDenial.
** In the world of ''OffWhite,'' humans normally can't have blue eyes at all. This is necessary for the plot to work, because White Spirits are indicated by their blue eyes. If humans could have blue eyes in this comic, they would have no way of knowing that the human White Spirit is gone, something that drives much of the plot.
* {{Badass}}:
** Sköll has been fighting for the last 300 years.
** Hati.
** The snow leopard.
* BilingualBonus: The runes that appear when a character casts a spell mean something, they are not just for show. For example, [[spoiler:when Sköll attacks Hati]] he says "Burn in my flames, [[spoiler: Hati Hróđvitnisson."]]
* BizarreSeasons: The winter has lasted for over three centuries for as yet unrevealed reason.
* BodySwap: The humans want to transfer the white spirit wolf's spirit into a human body to bring back the balance that was lost when the human white spirit disappeared. It must be a wolf because the only thing they have to go by is an old legend that pairs wolves and man together as being created at the same time
* BreadEggsMilkSquick / ImagineSpot: Things that Seven wants include [[AllWomenLoveShoes pretty shoes]], comic books, frag grenades and an [[http://off-white.eu/comic/page-93/ anti-tank rocket launcher]].
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler: Sköll and Hati.]]
* CameBackWrong: At least according to Skoll's rant, resurrecting [[spoiler: Raigho]] would result in him being an abomination.
* CreationMyth: Elaborated in the prologue.
* CreepyCrows: Ravens are the minions of the dark wolf spirit.
* EasterEgg:
** There is a hidden page. We won't give away how to find it, in respect of the the authors wishes, but we can give a hint: [[spoiler: Try clicking around the wolves on the main page on the[[http://off-white.eu/ website of the comic.]]]]
** Before Hati appeared in the comic, if you clicked a certain area a picture would appear of him with the words "coming soon."
* ElementalPowers: The White Snow Leopard Spirit summoned a storm on a whim.
* EndangeredSpecies: There are no more baby humans being born because of the human white spirit's death. The comic implies this may also lead to the fading away of good, because she was the guardian of good, and the extinction of wolves, because they are a brother species.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The premise of the whole comic is that the balance of all things has been upset and thus everything is slowly going down the drain.
* EyeScream [[spoiler: Raigho]].
* [[spoiler: EverybodysDeadDave: Gebo and Kaya both stumble upon this.]]
* FantasticRacism: A snow leopard refers to humans as "wretched apes." Also some of the humans really don't like wolves.
* FingerWag: Albert does this with both hands at some hunters that were threatening him and Seven.
* FirstNameBasis: Iki with his adoptive mother.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The cover for "Chapter VI – Fangs of Steel" is of a [[http://off-white.eu/comic/chapter-vi-fangs-of-steel/ wolf skull being pierced by broken sword blades,]] [[spoiler: two of which are going through the eye sockets.]] It's probably not a coincidence that [[spoiler: a important character loses a eye in this chapter.]]
* FreudianExcuse: She's not a villain, but the tragic death of most of her litter is at least partly to blame for Jera's attitude.
* GlowingEyes: All the Black/White Spirits.
* [[GodInHumanForm God In Wolven From]]: Iki is actually the mortal from of Sköll, the white wolf spirit.
* GoodColoursEvilColours: Subverted. The black and white spirits are not inherently good or evil, and are not always completely white or black (Iki, the white spirit wolf, is off white, and the white spirit raven is black feathered).
* {{Gorn}}: Feeding wolves don't have the best of [[http://off-white.eu/comic/page-143/ table manners]].
* GreyAndGrayMorality: The [[spoiler: dark wolf spirit Hati]] is trying to save the world, but he's willing to kill (or at least threaten to kill) [[spoiler: Sköll/Iki's innocent pack mates]] to do so. Meanwhile, the [[spoiler: white wolf spirit Sköll]] wants the world to die, but the world is going to get rotten anyway because the guardian of good died so goodness is dying with her.
* {{Hellhound}}: The [[http://off-white.eu/comic/page-192 form]] [[http://off-white.eu/comic/page-193 Hati]] takes on in the realm he takes Iki to [[http://off-white.eu/comic/page-194 evokes]] this. His more normal looking form might fit as well.
* HowlOfSorrow: The wolves do this after [[spoiler: Gebo's old pack is killed.]]
* HumansAreCthulhu: Gebo, upon seeing a human with a gun on a horse, interprets this as a two headed elk with a voice like thunder.
* IdenticalStranger: A wolf pelt that looks like Iki except with orange eyes.
* InfantImmortality: Averted. Wolf pups die from exposure during a harsh winter as well as from [[http://off-white.eu/comic/page-127/ hunters' bullets]]. Also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]:
-->'''Albert''': "They even killed the puppies. How could they kill something that cute?"
-->'''Seven''': "Are you kidding me? Cute? So What? [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Is cuteness of something a good enough reason not to kill it]]?"
* InterspeciesFriendship: [[{{Hellhound}} Hati]] and the two ravens. One raven even [[spoiler: sacrifices himself for Hati.]]
* [[NearlyNormalAnimal Largely Normal Animals]]: The wolves talk and reason very similarly to how humans would, but in regards of their motivations, instincts and sophistication (or lack thereof) they are still depicted mostly quite close to what one would expect of real wolves.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The self imposed kind. [[spoiler: Iki forgot his life as Sköll,]] it took a encounter with [[spoiler:his brother Hati]] for him to remember.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: The black and white human spirits are this.
* LightIsNotGood:
** The white spirit snow leopard is very...malevolently territorial at the very least.
** The [[spoiler: wolf Sköll,]] a white spirit, wants the world to "die in darkness."
* TheLoad: Iki is a BigEater that is bad at hunting, is clumsy, and slow.
* LockedInAFreezer: The snow leopard caused an avalanche or something that trapped the sledders in.
* MoodWhiplash: It abruptly gos from a shocking and sad scene of [[spoiler: a entire pack dead]]to a humorous scene with Seven. Not that long after we have the {{Narm}} of Kaya's magnificent eyelashes immediately followed by [[spoiler: Kaya finding her entire pack dead.]] On {{deviantart}}, this is make worse by the author posting a {{Self Parody}}ing TakeThatMe image right under the page.
* MultipleHeadCase: The black and white spirit dragons/wyverns/whatever they are are joined at the sides.
* MyBelovedSmother: Jera [[http://off-white.eu/comic/page-145/ towards Isa]] while crossing over towards WickedStepmother with Iki.
* NightmareFace: The last panel of [[http://off-white.eu/comic/page-263/ 263]] has Skoll putting on the scariest {{Slasher Smile}} seen in the series when a grieving Jera pleads with him to bring [[spoiler: Raigho]] back to life. Commentators below even photoshopped it onto a pic of [[CreepyPasta Smile Dog]].
* NobleWolf:
** The wolf Jera is a firm believer in this trope. This is played for comedy.
** The wolves in this comic are portrayed as flawed, but ultimately good, for the most part.
* NorseMythology: Some of the story is based on Norse myths. For instance the white and black wolf spirits are Sköll and Hati and the Ravens are named Hugin and Munin.
* OccultBlueEyes: Iki, Munin and the white snow leopard spirit.
* OurSoulsAreDifferent: All spirits are shades of gray, except that each species has a single White Spirit and Black Spirit to keep the balance between the other spirits. The White and Black Spirits at least can be [[{{Reincarnation}} Reincarnated]] and even the bugs have souls.
* PantheraAwesome[=/=]CatsAreMean : A snow leopard causes trouble for a group of sledders, looking awesome and badass while doing so.
* PlotHole: After [[spoiler: Raigho]] is [[spoiler: healed, Seven's blood on his mouth]] disappears. Why is not explained.
* PropheticNames [[spoiler: The white spirit wolf Sköll]], whose name means "Treachery," betrays [[spoiler: his brother Hati.]]
* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty[[spoiler: [=/=]EatTheDog[=/=]WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The sledders had to resort to eating the dogs. Considering in this world the dogs are intelligent (although they can't communicate with humans)...]]
* {{Reincarnation}}: The White and Black Spirits can be reincarnated, but apparently they also can die a [[CessationOfExistence final death, one in which they don't rejuvenate.]] Apparently being eaten alive is one way for this to happen, going by what Sköll said.
* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler: The entire pack from chapter 2. Yes, even the puppies.]]
* Really700YearsOld: Sköll and his brother Hati are at least over 300 years old.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: The black spirits from have red eyes and TronLines. The evil part [[DarkIsNotEvil is frequently averted]], however.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Fehu, Jera and more derive from the old Runic alphabet.
* {{Retcon}}: Raigho's face markings were changed slightly. Also, the [[spoiler: dart that hits Sköll in the ass was changed, probably because it originally looked like a flower had sprouted out of his ass.]]
* RoarBeforeBeating: The wolves are shown growling at an elk before killing it.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: The pack is shown hunting a chamois. This might be the one and only time you'll ever see one in any fiction whatsoever.
* TangledFamilyTree: [[spoiler: Raigho, Hati, and Iki/Sköll's]] relationship is very complicated. [[spoiler: Hati, Sköll's brother since the dawn of time, was reincarnated into Raigho's mother's litter, making Raigho Hati's blood brother. When Raigho became a adult, he adopted Iki/Sköll. So Hati is both Iki/Sköll's brother and uncle.]] It's weird, but no actual incest is involved.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Munin does this for Hati.]]
* SavageWolves:
** [[spoiler: Raigho]] eventually reveal himself to be one of these. He just keeps attacking Seven for a stupid reason, even after she [[spoiler: gorges out his eye.]]
** Jera is probably one of these, considering her volatile temper.
* SavingTheWorld: The attempt to do something about the cosmic imbalance created by the loss of the human White Spirit.
* SceneryPorn: Lots of really gorgeous landscape backgrounds.
* ShoutOut:
** Iki at one point hopes that there are no [[Franchise/WinnieThePooh woozles]] or [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons werebadgers]] around. Jera asks him if he's [[Disney/ThreeLittlePigs afraid of the Big Bad Wolf.]]
** During one of Seven's [[IfIWereARichMan If I Were A Rich Woman]] daydreams, ''TheBlackBloodAlliance'' and ''SpiderMan'' comics can be seen.
* ShrinkingViolet: Gebo, the white wolf.
* [[spoiler: SleptThroughTheApocalypse: {{Downplayed}}: Kaya slept through the slaughtering of her pack.]]
* SlasherSmile: Skoll puts on a particularly [[http://off-white.eu/comic/page-263/ nightmarish grin]] when he agrees to [[spoiler:resurrect Raigho]], even if [[spoiler:he comes out an abomination,]] so he and his pack can continue playing happy family before the end of the world.
* SterilityPlague: No human babies have been born in the last 3 years.
* SternChase: The pack is being chased by humans.
* StrawNihilist: [[spoiler:[[LightIsNotGood Sköll]]]] is the "fuck the world, it's rotten anyway" variant.
* SuperPersistentPredator: Unlike most other examples of this trope, the SuperPersistentPredator is a main character, though we probably aren't supposed to sympathize with his actions. Said character, the wolf [[spoiler: Raigho,]] doesn't stop attacking the human Seven after he misunderstands and thinks she is impersonating a god like figure. Even after she [[spoiler:''[[EyeScream gorges out his eye.]]'']]
* [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Superpowered Morally Grey Side]]: [[spoiler: Iki's true self Sköll wants the world to "die in darkness."]]
* SweatDrop: Raigho, in response to Iki's GrowlingGut.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Kaya, the female wolf Iki [[LoveInterest takes a liking to,]] has eyelashes. Very [[http://akreon.deviantart.com/art/off-white-pg116-177931949 ugly eyelashes.]] Even the co-author doesn't like them. Thankfully they are only visible in closeups.
** These have since been removed.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The Black Spirits. While they are not inherently evil, they certainly can be sinister and menacing.
* WalkingTheEarth
* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: Said word for word by Seven's father.
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