Web Comic / Bite Me!
is a now complete humorous webcomic/novel set during the The French Revolution
involving a group of vampires and a werewolf working together to save the rest of their coven. The cast include Claire, a humorously crazy bar wench with pro-Revolutionary sentiments; Lucien, an intellectual Friendly Neighborhood Vampire
, Ginevra, a snooty aristocratic vampire who's pretty much The Baroness
; Luther, a grumpy and cynical werewolf who is an old friend of Lucien (both characters appear somewhat differently in the webcomic Family Man
); and Audric, the de facto leader of French vampires, who is a whimsical bishonen
described on the cast page as an Evil Overlord
. Not to be confused with the web original series Bite Me- The Gamer's Zombie Apocalypse
Provides examples of:
- Bilingual Backfire: Luther's habit of insulting people in High German, when it turns out Claire (of all people) speaks the language.
- Bookends: Vive la revolution!
- Fur Against Fang: Averted, since Luther is a good friend of some of the vampires. However, in terms of personal style/appearance, the comic plays the Slobs Versus Snobs of werewolves and vampires pretty straight.
- Hurricane of Euphemisms: For beheading, many of which are actually historical.
- Innocent Innuendo: Lucien uses his sword.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: Claire becomes a vampire pretty early into the comic. Also, reading Family Man after this kind of spoils that series. While that is Alternate Continuity, you'd know immediately that Lucien is a vampire and not just a guy who happens to be disliked by dogs and who avoids sunlight.
- Locked into Strangeness: Supplies the page quote for that trope. Becoming a vampire made Lucien gain a Skunk Stripe and made Audric's hair turn completely white. Audric claims that pre-vampirization, Ginevra was a man, but he turns out to be just joking.
- Noodle Implements: Claire lists the things she needs to create an instant riot, and it's heavily suggested she's no stranger to doing this kind of thing. Don't forget the spoon.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Claire is a lot smarter than she looks.
- Our Vampires Are Different: They're Bram Stoker (or perhaps more pointedly Anne Rice) vampires with all of the classic weaknesses and even lack some of the strengths (while they can do a Charm Person, it's not shown whether or not they have a shapeshifting abilities).
- Parody Sue: The reveal of Claire's backstory probably makes her this.
- The Reveal Prompts Romance: Lucien's reaction to Claire's backstory seems to be this.
- Sliding Scale of Vampire Friendliness: While played for laughs, the vampires here are probably pretty low on the scale. They are explicitly described as/describe themselves as servants of Satan and need blood to survive (although they probably don't always need to kill victims).
- Vampires Are Rich: All of the vampires shown fit this except Claire, and even that's ultimately arguable. For those whose backstories are given, they were aristocrats before becoming vampires.
- Vampires Own Nightclubs: As seen in the epilogue, Ginevra ultimately fits this in the present.
- "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue
- Your Vampires Suck: A thread of humor throughout.
- Of particular note is the fact that when the main characters finally rescue their coven, each of the totally-out-to-lunch non-protagonist vampires turns out to be a parody of one Anne Rice character type or another.
- Also, one of the bits of swag the author includes with print editions is a bumpersticker that says Real Vampires DON'T FRICKING SPARKLE.