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[[caption-width-right:350:[-[[{{OurDemonsAreDifferent}} Mephistopheles]] before [[{{ShutUpHannibal}} putting]] [[{{KamehameHadoken}} the hurt down]] on a recurring villain.-] ]]

Underling is a [[{{Webcomics}} web-comic]] about an ordinary teenager [[{{AerithAndBob}} named Lazarus]], fed up with society in general, and always in trouble with school. One day, a [[{{DealWithTheDevil}} demon shows up and offers him]] [[{{JediTruth}} the ability to rule the world]]. All he has to do is [[{{FetchQuest}} gather supplies]] for it, and then he'll have everything he wants! Unfortunately, it doesn't go that easy, and he ends up [[spoiler: trapped wandering dimensions]]. Even worse, he's [[spoiler: the spawn of {{Satan}}]]. {{Hilarity Ensues}}! Start [[http://underlingcomic.com/page-one/ here]].

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'''This series provides examples of: '''
* AdventurerArchaeologist
* AncestralWeapon
* {{Anti Antichrist}}: [[spoiler: Lazarus]] is one of these.
** Ironically, only part of him wants to be this, and that part has control. [[SuperPoweredEvilSide The]] [[EvilMeScaresMe Other]] [[FauxAffablyEvil Part]], [[AntiChrist Though...]]
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: Satan[[spoiler:, though in this case it's actually more of a ''weakness''.]]
* {{Badass Bookworm}}: Lazarus. At one point he [[spoiler: uses chemistry knowledge to weaken the roof enough to collapse it on some pursuers]].
** And at the start of the story, Laz gets a list of ingredients he has to pick up, number one being “The Tooth Of A Beast That Man Has Never Killed.” It takes him less than ten seconds to figure that one out: [[spoiler: One Dinosaur Tooth, coming right up.]]
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Lilitu (aka Lilith, aka Lazarus' real mom) has one of these going on. It involves stopping the Apocalypse and sticking it to Satan, and maybe stopping his depredations through the otherworlds. Of course, Lazarus remaining an AntiAntiChrist is a key component of the plan.]]
* BecauseDestinySaysSo
* {{Bull Fight Boss}}: Laz gets into one of these in [[http://underlingcomic.com/page-one-hundred-twenty-two/ Chapter Six]].
* BrilliantButLazy: Laz is bright but lacks motivation.
* CoolGate
* CreepyChild: Lures Laz to play with her.
* CrushBlush: Laz is capable of this.
* {{Deadpan Snarker}}: Lazarus.
* DueToTheDead
* EvilGloating
* {{Facepalm}}: One of the monkey-people in page 51.
* {{Fish Out Of Water}}: The main plot of the story.
* GenreSavvy
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: A slight variant. Supernatural beings are empowered by people knowing of them, and even more so by actual belief.
** What's more interesting is that a god doesn't necessarily NEED belief, depending on it's nature. Quetzalcoatl is a god of, amongst other things, learning, and rivers, which were around long before humans were, so even without belief, or even without humans, while he'd lose his powers, and even his form, he'd still exist. [[spoiler: Satan]], on the other hand, is basically a GodOfEvil, and evil is a purely human creation. No humans, no [[spoiler: Satan]]. Period.
* GraveRobbing
* {{Half Human Hybrid}}: [[spoiler: Subverted. Lazarus is all demon, considering his mother's Lilith.]]
* [[HealingHands Healing Coils]]
* {{Hollywood Atheist}}: Lazarus. [[{{GodJob}} Ganesha]] even [[{{LampshadeHanging}} lampshades it]] at one point.
* {{Imagine Spot}}: Lazarus gets one during the story of Ravana, on page [[http://underlingcomic.com/page-fifty-eight/ fifty-eight]].
* ItWasAGift
* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather]]: [[spoiler: Lazarus gets the double-whammy of finding out he's the offspring of Satan and Lilith.]]
* TheNicknamer: All the Lilitu, which backfires when they call Lazarus [[spoiler:" Nephewkins"]].
* ThePowerOfBlood
* {{Punch Clock Villain}}: Mephistopheles and Adramelech. The former is basically Hell's bookkeeper (and dresses the part), the other is an old, washed-out god who resents having been forced to join TheLegionsOfHell by the rise of monotheism (he still does his job, though. [[spoiler:Except [[http://underlingcomic.com/page-one-hundred-sixty-nine/ no]]]]).
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RockBottom
* {{Running Gag}}: [[FurryFandom Furry puns]].
* {{Satan}}: He’s ''kind'' of a dick, too.
* StandardFemaleGrabArea: [[http://underlingcomic.com/page-one-hundred-seventy-one/ here.]]
* {{Super Deformed}}: Happens to Lilitu at one point.
* TakeAThirdOption
* {{This Is Gonna Suck}}: Lazarus's reaction to finding out he was in the temple of [[{{GodJob}} Ganesha]], God of Obstacles.
** And he gets another when, after exhausting himself escaping from a saber toothed tiger, finds himself surrounded by half a dozen wolves.
* WithDueRespect
* ZombieApocalypse: [[http://underlingcomic.com/page-one-hundred-fifty/ I knew this day would come]]
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