Paranoia Fuel: Webcomics

  • In an episode of The Parking Lot is Full, you are informed that you are one of only 23 real people in the world and everyone else is a fake, designed to keep you from the others. Taken to logical conclusions, this becomes even more terrifying. Everyone in your life, everyone you love, hate, talk to, work for, even all the tropers here are designed by some malignant force to keep you from making a genuine connection with one of the few other 'real people'.
  • For the 2007 Crossover Wars event, a fake comic was created as the birthplace of Villain Henchman Max Catnap, a cat furry with a disturbing hatred of his own kind. The fake comic's progression from crayon-drawn, innocently well-intended furry fare to brutal murder is enhanced by Max's erasing of himself from the archives, revealing the full story only in flashbacks.
  • This Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic sums up this trope very well.
  • The recent Freefall arc in which Florence's short-term memory is impaired as part of an effort to check on her mind, since she's technically an artificial intelligence.
    • Not to mention that despite being a walking, talking, biological entity, she has a remote control that can turn her off, her brain can be "adjusted" to change her attitudes without her knowing, and every time she interacts with the company that created her, she gives herself a personality test afterward to make sure that she hasn't been "rewritten." If that wasn't enough, when a security guard finds out about it, he yells at one of the developers about it, pointing out that "This stuff could be adapted for humans," and asking whether he should be worried. The developer says of course not: the security personnel are unionized, so the company would test it on independent contractors first.
  • From Brawl in the Family : Peppy is EVERYWHERE.
    • This strip puts a whole new spin on the Mushroom Kingdom.
  • In Homestuck, John and Rose (and possibly Dave) all have Rooms Full Of Crazy without them realising it for most of the plot so far. Apparently, the explanation is that they unconsciously scribble on their walls and then their mind just filters out so they never notice it. Now look around the room that you're sitting in and think about what your subconscious mind has written...
    • Jade has them too, but she's a subversion; she's consciously aware of them due to writing them in an attempt to motivate John and wake up his sleeping dream self.
    • Draconic Dignitary is watching you.
    • "Sollux couldn't know that the virus is essentially a formality. The demon is already here."
    • The narration starts to get a little bit too self-aware in act 5.
    You suddenly wonder where Jadesprite went. You wonder that because I said you did. I know where she went.
  • This is what you get when everyone you've ever respected or cared about has conspired to hide your true identity from you your entire life. Strange things happen at Gunnerkrigg Court all the time, but Annie didn't see that coming.
  • Natalie Geln knows where you live...
  • xkcd has this, in strip 525.
  • The majority of Stand Still, Stay Silent is this. Each and every chapter has a little something to give you the urge to check your back
    • Prologue: Fast-spreading, harmless flu? NOPE
    • Chapter 1: Kerru's population list is a quiet eye-opener. 650~ military to 162 civilians. Whatever is out there would have to be one hell of a threat for that many soldiers.
    • Chapter 2: We know there's some kind of superbug, but the decontamination procedures remind us that it is a major threat. The question is, what is it, and how do we kill it? It's real easy to get twitchy when you realize there's at least two things trying to kill everybody- and while it's quiet, whatever they did [i]worked[/i]
    • Chapter 3: It all starts coming home to roost here. Opening with a blood-covered Trainsaw, and then later showing you exactly what left that blood there as well as what all those soldiers were needed for at Kerru Bonus point for the mage knowing exactly how it was going to happen
    • Chapter 4: Main battle tanks that could easily fit in a Tabletop Game/Warhammer40,000 game are shown- while knowing that the army that used them was beaten back dozens of times. To think our heroes are going into the exact same place, in a glorified RV.
    • Chapter 5: The... thing in the underbrush that Emil sees. Sure kid, it's only looking at you a little.
      • The dead scientist. Looks like he got killed in a gunfight, but with what?
      • Chapter 6: Running out of food, and then finding a untrained, vulnerable kid in the next food crate. Double points for getting The Load and a side case of Adult Fear at the same time.

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