Freaks' Squeele is an ongoing French series of comic books created by Florent Maudoux and published by Ankama. The series is unique in its graphic style, mixing manga, American comics and classic Franco-Belgian comics style.The story follows the adventures of three students in a university for Heroes (the F.E.A.H.), specializing in Bad Guys and Villains. It is fair to say they may not be the brightest element of the classes. The team consists of Chance, an adorable clumsy demon-girl; Ombre de Loup (Wolfshade), a big-hearted lycanthrope stuck in his animal form, and Xiong Mao, who has no superpower whatsoever apart from being a relentless worker.Expect slices of college life, sadistic professors and epic brawls. The references to pop culture are pervasive explaining the large number of tropes referenced here.This book provides examples of:
Action Girl: Primarily Xiong Mao, although Chance might also qualify.
Cast of Snowflakes: All major and minor characters and many of one-shot characters are unique.
Cat Girl: There's one in the protagonists' class named Felicia, as well as another one with two heads.
Charles Atlas Superpower: averted, sort of, with Xiong Mao; her practice of martial arts makes her a competent fighter and stronger than average girl, but according to the test, her strength are still on human level.
The Chess Master: Apparently the president of FEAH has a larger plan than just ratings and money, considering one of the illustrations shows the main trio defending him and Funeralles later agrees with his plan.
Chinese Girl: Xiong Mao Actually half-Chinese. Her full-blooded relatives never let her forget.
Clark Kenting: "The Law of Kent" (how a well-placed accessory can disguise you completely) is actually taught at F.E.A.H. Apparently it's the reason that no one realizes Ombre is a huge wolf-man when he's wearing a hat.
All of Ombre's clothes are always in tatters (even his underwear) due to spending so much time tromping through the woods. His Care Bear costume also gets sliced up a bit during the battle with St. Ange's students.
Cool Sword: Xiong Mao sure can forge pretty cool ones.
Dominatrix: Amanite to Changelin after discovering his/her real, skinny male form. Actually has him on a leash, blindfolded, with a ball-gag and his arms tied behind his back for their villain project presentation. "Call me Hermione!"
Doorstop Baby: Chance, apparently. Her new parents were quite happy to have her, horns and all.
The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Xiong Mao and her sister. They even attend rival schools. Actually half-sisters; it seems Xiong's mother wasn't Chinese. When the "heroes" of St. Ange ambush the FEAH students Xiong Mao's convinced she's being attacked personally.
Good Scars, Evil Scars: Subverted with Funerailles as despite his nasty scars he is a much better person than his older brother, the president of F.E.A.H.
Hit Points / Life Meter: Subverted in Chance and "Archangel"'s fight — they can't hurt each other, but they're judged by how popular they are with the spectators. Because this is being televised, there's a mass of suits whose job it is to equalize to score so neither of them "die" too quickly.
Hero with Bad Publicity: FEAH itself thanks to scheming between its headmaster and St. Ange's. It doesn't help that their students are skeletons, mafia heirs, werewolves, demons, spider-women, and Amanite.
Important Haircut: Actually, it's important when Xiong Mao decides NOT to cut her hair. She had previously kept it short due to being ashamed of how her curly hair exposed her mixed parentage. Once she accepts it, she wears her hair long.
Improvised Golems: Amanite can summon very nice ones out of paper sheets or tennis balls.
Messy Hair: Xiong Mao has wavy/bushy hair, a sign she's not 100% Chinese.
Modesty Towel: Everyone (including the camera crew) wears stylized sarongs at the pool that serve this purpose. Then the students are given an assignment to steal each others' sarongs. Chaos (and hilarity) ensues.
According to Word of God, early storyboards used regular towels, but they looked like they would fall off too easily and weren't sexy enough, so the sarongs were invented.
The Mole: ? Ombre was apparently sent to the human world to prepare them for something by the forest animals.