[[caption-width-right:300:A story about your average teenage Unhuman.]]

''[[http://www.dream-scar.net dream* scar]]'' is a {{webcomic}} set in a post-modern, alternate reality where creatures of myth and lore (vampires, werewolves, dragons etc.), [[TheUnmasquedWorld have started living openly amongst humans]]. The change has not been easy for humanity, or for the now dubbed 'Unhumans' in the wake of rampant prejudice and racism. However, admist a world struggling to cope is seventeen year old Victoria, aka Vix or Vixie. A girl who knows she is an unhuman, but luckily, she has powers that are completely unnoticeable; until an incident at school leaves people dead...

!!Tropes found in this work:

* AFriendInNeed: [[spoiler: Despite the fact that she's (not intentionally) responsible for four classmates' deaths]] Jo accepts Vix with open arms even as the police are looking for the latter.
* AllLowercaseLetters: The author says "[the title] just looks more appealing" in lowercase
* CuteMonsterGirl: Pretty much any female Unhuman shown so far.
* {{Dhampyr}}: [[spoiler:Vix]].[[note]]Although it's spelled "[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Dhampir]]" in the comic[[/note]]
* DreamingOfThingsToCome / DreamIntro: The first three pages show one of Vix's [[PortentOfDoom dreams]], which later comes true in just the first chapter.
* TheEmpath: Victoria is a variant of this.
%%* EvilRedhead - [[spoiler:Dana.]]
* ForgottenFriendNewFoe: [[spoiler:Vix's ex-boyfriend, who's not only angry because [[YouKilledMyFather she killed his little brother]] but was turned into a vampire by someone from Kou's past]].
* FosterKid: Vix at the inn. [[spoiler: especially after she learns [[FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo Lysander and Ariana are her biological parents]].]] Much angst ensues.
* FantasticRacism: Seems to be one of the main plot points, and the reason Vix hides her abilities as an empath.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Vix, Kou, [[spoiler:Arianna, while mostly human, has some phoenix in her.]]
%%* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler: Victoria]] was, but, well...
* HornyDevils: Succubi and incubi, of course.
* IdenticalStranger: [[spoiler: Vix's Dream Twin.]] Possibly.
* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: Kou, Rylie, Lysander and other unhumans with long life spans look unnaturally young for their years.
* IHateYouVampireDad: [[spoiler:The literal version, seeing as Vix is a dhampyr.]]
* JerkAss: Lysander, and how. He calls his daughter a bitch after meeting her for the first time!
* ObliviousAdoption: [[spoiler:Victoria]] was never told that she was adopted, but resolves that she always had a feeling that she was different from her family.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Kou, clearly trying to sound British, asks for an aubergine banger bap exactly once before dropping the pretence entirely.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: {{Subverted|Trope}} and sort of played straight - Victoria knows she's not an ordinary human, but as far as she knows she's just an [[TheEmpath empath]] and ordinary enough. This immediately turns out not to be the case.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: It is implied that there are other types, but Succubi/Incubi are the only ones mentioned so far. They don't seem to work for any higher power, and they don't seem particularly evil, so the name 'demon' might be for lack of a better term than actual servants of hell.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Not much is known about them so far, except that there were two kinds of dragons in the past, ones who could fly and ones who couldn't, being wingless. The fliers were hunted to extinction by the humans at some point in the past due to their inability to adapt.
** However, flightlessness of the remaining dragons won't keep them from kicking ass, since in a world with vampires, werewolves, demons, etc. they apparently always come out on top.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: While many traditional vampire weaknesses apply (sunlight, holy objects, fire), staking them in the heart is not fatal or even debilitating. It is also mentioned that there is more than one type of vampire. Kou being an example in that [[spoiler:sunlight does not automatically kill him, and he is resistant to most other kinds of vampire weaknesses, but he is also not as powerful as a 'normal' vampire.]] They also are not monsters out for blood but seem like more or less normal people... with super powers and weird dietary habits.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: While werewolves are sometimes forced to turn by the full moon, [[http://www.dream-scar.net/?id=207 some have the ability to shapeshift at will]] and skills range based on age and individual abilities. [[spoiler:It is implied that Arliss has exceptional control over her lycanthropy.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Vix gets a double dose when her adoptive mother sends her back to her biological parents, even after she learns her original adoption was a GiveHimANormalLife situation [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou intended to hide her from serious threats to her life.]] Naturally she rebels when her biological mother tries to assert parental authority.
* RescueRomance: If the author's 10,000 shipping pictures are any indication, [[spoiler:Vix and Kou are going to be this]].
** Note however, the author has declared most of these pictures non-canon and has also paired these characters with others in recent pictures.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Seth and Jo are this kind of couple.
%%* {{Telepathy}}
%%* WallOfBlather
* ZettaiRyouki: In several scenes she wears grade B, almost A.