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''[[http://www.wncomic.com/ White Noise]]'' is a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] [[ScienceFiction scifi]] webcomic by Melinda Timpone, aka madsniper. It follows the story of Wren, a genetically engineered experiment. Following an attack on his colony, Wren must leave the underground Deadlands and venture out into the world, seeking the truth of his origins. Although, with mysterious forces after him and those who would kill him for being a Deadlander, he may have enough of a challenge just surviving.

''White Noise'' updates on Mondays ([[ScheduleSlip or used to]]) and has full-color art. It's worth a look for fans of the superhero, scifi, or post-apocalyptic genres.

Not to be confused with the [[Literature/WhiteNoise postmodern novel]] by Don Delillo of the same name, nor the 2004 film starred by Michael Keaton.

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!!This webcomic provides examples of:

* AfterTheEnd: Humanity was reduced to a few thousand, at most, survivors during the invasion. The Earth was reduced to a barren wasteland with roaming clouds of poisonous Murk on the surface.
* AlienInvasion: In the backstory.
* AnyoneCanDie
* ApocalypseHow: Class 4. The aliens ''stopped the rotation of the Earth'', causing everything not directly attached to bedrock to be thrown into the atmosphere and the air itself to ignite due to the massive friction. The only survivors were those on the three space stations. In the present, Earth is habitable, but barely.
* AxCrazy: Lawler.
* BadassLongcoat: Wren in the later chapters. Also Lawler, for a crazy value of {{Badass}}.
* BellyDancer: Anna.
* BerserkButton : Wren, when [[spoiler: he sees Lawler wearing a watch looted from the body of his dead friend.]]
** Also continues element of SuperpoweredEvilSide and SplitPersonality
* {{Bishounen}}: Wren, oh so very much.
** Lampshaded at one point:
-->'''Wren:''' [[http://www.wncomic.com/archive_comments.php?strip_id=55 *points to his face* No amount of skills will turn this pretty face into a bounty hunter.]]
** Anna glomps them.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In a moment when he's caught off guard, Lawler seems to look [[http://www.wncomic.com/archive_comments.php?strip_id=181&dsq=25344253#comment-25344253 directly at the audience]] in shock. Since he's also the resident [[PsychoForHire crazy]], for him to be breaking the fourth wall seems pretty acceptable.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: Shole's watch.]]
* CrypticConversation: Winter talks at Wren this way. Wren rarely understands.
* DialogueReversal: "But I realize now that you don't need to be alive for that."
* FanService: Anna's belly-dancing scene, and Anna and Wren's Christmas backgrounds.
* FreakinessShame: Wren has a long, fluffy, white tail, but in this society, anything that marks one as a mutant is a killing offense.
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Wren's superlative fighting skills probably came in part from the engineering done by GECOW. His tail and superior balance definitely did. Lohaun says they were attempting to make human weapons.
* HostileTerraforming: The comic had this happen in the backstory. The aliens who [[ApocalypseHow killed off everyone on Earth's surface]] then attempted to terraform the planet to suit them, resulting in a clouds of toxic Murk that roam the surface.
* HotScientist: Lohaun.
* HumansAreSpecial: {{Subverted}}. The aliens came to Earth because there is something special about our DNA, and they apparently wanted to create god-like beings from it. Sadly, this specialness wasn't even close to enough to stand a chance against them when they resisted the invasion.
* InfantImmortality: {{Averted}}. The flashback showing the destruction of Earth shows the death of a child of about 5 or 6.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Wren is implied to have it.
* LeParkour: Wren is apparently a practitioner, at least of the Parkour Tic-Tac.
* MentorMascot: Winter, maybe. His cryptic comments are only sometimes helpful to date.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Lohaun isn't evil, per se, but she has no problem continuing the alien's genetic experiments to create human weapons to fight them.
* MsFanservice: Anna's belly-dancing scene.
* OhCrap: Lawler's face when [[spoiler: he accidentally hits Wren's BerserkButton. An especially powerful moment considering it's [[AxCrazy Lawler]] that's being scared shitless.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Wren parents are never mentioned. This could be because he doesn't know who they are, they don't even know they are parents (see GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke), or he didn't have biological parents at all.
* PettingZooPeople: Wren has a fluffy white tail as a result of the genetic manipulation done to him. If this has any connection to the identical tail found on Winter, it has yet to be revealed.
* PsychoForHire: Lawler, who is flat out nuts, a sociopath, and probably sadistic. Only his loyalty to Hebe keeps him in check.
* PsychopathicManchild: Lawler, to a degree.
** [[http://www.wncomic.com/archive_comments.php?strip_id=132 "Would you like some paper?" "Nope."]]
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Lawler gets, well, thrown across the room- er... rooftop. Possibly by [[spoiler: telekinesis, or some kind of forcefield - but still technically by Wren's hands.]]
* RecurringDreams: Wren has recurring dreams during which he visits with Winter.
* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler: Irshen]] in Book One.
* SlasherSmile: Lawler's primary expression. The second being a PsychoticSmirk.
* SuperSoldier: It's heavily hinted that Wren might be this. He manages to fight off several armed guards despite suffering from starvation, dehydration, exhaustion and murk poisoning. [[http://www.wncomic.com/archive_comments.php?strip_id=175 In another fight]] a character remarks "You must be running on fumes, if you were at 100%, even 50% I'd be toast already."
* TalkingInYourDreams: It's implied that Winter may be real and that the dreams are how he communicates with Wren.
* {{Terraform}}: The aliens attempted to terraform Earth after destroying everything on the surface. Their efforts resulted in the poisonous (to humans, anyway) clouds of Murk that roam the surface.
* TookALevelInBadass: What seems to have happened to Wren [[http://www.wncomic.com/archive_comments.php?strip_id=181&dsq=25344253#comment-25344253 here]]. Although he has also proved quite capable when [[spoiler: not being taken over by his imaginary friend]]
* UnsoundEffect: What does a glare sound like? We don't know either.
* WeComeInPeaceShootToKill: The aliens who visited Earth a century ago wanted to do genetic experimentation on humans. When the humans resisted, they killed every last one on the surface. Oh, and everything else living on Earth, too.
* TheWallAroundTheWorld: The Wall around the States. The citizens within hate and fear those who live outside and only bounty hunters are allowed in or out.
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