Literature / Entirely Presenting You

''Quietly, like the heroine of a horror movie… "

Entirely Presenting You, by Nippoten, is a Web Serial Novel about a teenage girl who gains superpowers, and the struggle to maintain both normality and sanity after the fact.

The story follows Alexis, a popular girl with plenty of friends and weekend plans. She falls victim to a vicious attack, and is brought to the brink of death. Miraculously, she survives, but she soon learns that she cannot return to a normal life.

Entirely Presenting You started in October 2016, and is regularly updated weekly on Saturdays.

This story contains examples of:

  • Anti-Hero: Blank Face isn’t exactly what people expected the world’s first superhuman to be like.
  • Body Horror: Alexis takes a lot of punishment throughout the story.
  • Break the Cutie: Alexis is just a regular girl, and is already sent through hell and back after only two weeks of getting superpowers.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Her inability to tell her friends and family about being Blank Face is a big source of tension.
  • Chest Insignia: Despite constant costume changes, Alexis never once considers a symbol on her chest as part of her outfit.
  • Cosmic Plaything: Alexis can't seem to do one good thing without some terrible consequence to come as a result.
  • Daywalking Vampire: The sun doesn't really have any effect on Alexis.
  • Healing Factor: It's one of Alexis' most relied-upon powers, allowing her to survive a lot of damage, like losing her arm, a head-on collision with a truck, getting both her arms broken and dragged from the back of a motorcycle by the neck, and being stabbed... twice.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: There's quite a few scenes where everyone is after Alexis, and she's right under their noses. In one case, in her civilian clothes, Alexis was escorted out of a building by police, who had no idea the vigilante they were looking for was right there.
  • Horror Hunger: After realizing why regular food tastes terrible to her, Alexis doesn’t take well to this.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Alexis frequently expressed this, but is eventually forced to accept her powers and appetite as reality and move on to doing something about it.
  • In a Single Bound: Thanks to her super strength, it's Blank Face's main method of getting around in the city.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Despite progressively becoming thinner and thinner, Alexis still has her super strength.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Alexis describes herself as a vampire every now and then, but that's only due to the fact that she doesn't have any other frame of reference. She has the trademark appetite for blood, but other key characteristics are missing.
  • Parental Abandonment: Several characters are missing either one of both of their parents. For example, Alexis doesn't have a dad, Maria's mother seems to be out of the picture, and others like Brandon and Isabella don't have either. Katy is pretty much the exception to the rule. Until her father dies.
  • Shout-Out: Quite a few:
    • Chapter four, Die Verwandlung, is a direct reference to Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis.
    • Chapter 17 and 24 are both named after songs by K-pop group Red Velvet.
    • For the second arc, Mask, all the chapter names are lyrics from the band Fact's self-titled album. The illustration for the second arc also directly references the album cover.
    • The first bonus comic makes sure to shout-out Twilight.
    • The name 'Blank Face' is borrowed from rapper Schoolboy Q's album Blank Face LP.
  • Tarot Motifs: Certain chapter titles loosely follow the Fool's Journey.