Webcomic: Doobl

Doobl! is a dark and cynical webcomic about a little red guy named Doobl and his friends who are avid Christians. It starts off ideal and cheesy, but quickly slides down the scale after the creator's mother dies and he slowly gets more and more depressed.

Sadly/Thankfully, the whole thing is a hoax. The newspaper that the "suicide" was reported in (the "Dallas Times"), does not and has never existed. And the Church that the person claimed to be part of doesn't exist either. Someone was enjoying themselves setting the whole things up ...

This webcomic provides examples of:

  • Ambiguous Gender: Doobl assumes that Bugu was a girl, but it wasn't until after Humi raped him that it is revealed that Bugu was a guy.
  • Cerebus Syndrome
  • Creator Breakdown: The creator's mother dies, and the webcomic slowly becomes darker and darker.
  • Death by Newbery Medal: The death of Scue's pet hamster eventually leads to Doobl losing faith.
  • Foreshadowing: Doobl looks rather angry and not kid friendly. That or he's wearing shades. Genre Savvy readers might notice this and realize that, if he was the main character of a kid-friendly webcomic, he'd probably look a little more child-like. In fact, his attitude whenever he's focused on before Scue's hamster dies sounds more and more like he doesn't want to be in the comic.
  • Kill 'em All
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Humi's reaction upon learning he just raped a guy.
  • Pie-Eyed: Kark.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Humi was a subversion of this trope... Riiiiight up until he read where the Trope Maker came from.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Ooxy.
  • Stealth Parody
  • Subverted Kids Show: It starts off with lighthearted and corny jokes for kids, but quickly fills with expletives and NSFW content.
  • T-Word Euphemism: Used by the other characters in response to swears by Doobl and Humi.
  • Who Writes This Crap?!: Humi's reaction to two passages in The Bible contradicting each other:
    Doobl: Huh. Leviticus 19:20 says that whoring is okay, as long as the woman's a slave.
    [...] Humi: Now wait a sec, Lev 19:27 specifically says whoring is bad.
    Doobl: So it does.
    Humi: Two passages, 7 chapters from each other...
    Doobl: It gets worse, dude.
    Humi: Who wrote this bullshit?
    Doobl: God, apparently.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Neek, who believes Doobl and Humi aren't losing their faith based on seeing them bring their bibles to the park.
  • Wham Line: The July 24th comic marks the series's turn to a Subverted Kids Show with the line, "Don't you call me a sinner, you fucking Jew!" Naturally, the other characters react with shock. A few strips before it, Neek helps set the event in motion by stating that "Animals don't have souls!" And then one more strip brings out the From Bad to Worse trope to its fullest. "I wonder if she can outrun a bullet."
  • You Have to Have Jews: Bugu