Jared is a webcomic written and drawn by HarrietRants.
The main character is Jared A. Updale, a [[PerpetualFrowner perpetually miserable]] and bitterly sarcastic SerialKiller. The story really starts when Jared meets Lilac Adams, a nineteen year old who first berates him for killing her boyfriend, and then asks him to train her to be a serial killer as well.
However, itís not all as simple as that. With constant mention of a mysterious League of Killers, the hint of an opposing faction and only brief snippets of Jaredís past, the comic takes a vicious glee in teasing about things yet to come, near constantly.
The story is heavily character based, with a lot of dialogue and pages spent on just exploring their views and personalities. Despite the four most important characters being serial killers, thereís surprisingly little scenes of them actually killing.

On September 15th, 2011 the creator officialy announced the end of the comic after months of struggling to continue it. A new comic with most of the same characters but a bigger focus on the EnsembleDarkhorse Lilac has been announced.

The main characters are:

* Jared A. Updale: The title character. Dark, moody, and very philosophical. Also somewhat of a nerd.
* Mary Updale-Moore: Jaredís "sister" and best friend. A lot more friendly and gentle than her brother. [[spoiler: The two are not actually related, but pretend to be.]]
* Lilac Adams: The tiny and adorable serial killer in training.
* Shia: An old friend of Jared and Maryís, who dated both of them. Apparently an {{Otaku}}.
* Carl Shan: Jaredís other good friend, a corrupt police officer.
* Sarah Landy: Jaredís girlfriend, who both he and Mary despise.
* DCI Blake: The only police officer left not corrupted. A HeroAntagonist.
* Hat Cat: The imaginary cat in Jaredís head, normally accompanied by four miniature cats called ďButton Eyed CatsĒ.

Can be read on the writer's [[http://harrietrants.deviantart.com/gallery/25789924 Deviant Art]] or on the [[http://jared.smackjeeves.com/ website]].

!!This webcomic provides examples of:

* AbusiveParents: Jaredís. He [[SelfMadeOrphan got his own back]].
* ArtEvolution: Despite running for less than a year, the art changes and develops at a rapid pace. Compare the original first page: http://larten-roolz.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2pepl6 to the most recent: http://harrietrants.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3looov
* AuthorAppeal: Jared is shirtless quite a lot.
* BadassLongcoat: While it not actually being a longcoat, Jared nearly always wears a very cool leather jacket. It actually exists.
* BiTheWay: Carl and Shia. Carlís bisexuality was only mentioned on the Christmas page, and not in actual canon yet.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Averted? Jared and Mary are [[spoiler: not actually related; not even adopted or step siblings, theyíre just pretending, but treat each other as such.]] But there are several scenes where Mary is practically sitting on Jaredís lap, riding on his back or just has her arms around his waist, and it really gives off an air of incest.
* CerebusSyndrome: Though you wouldnít realise it, the comic was originally intended as a comedy and only became a drama later on.
* CrapsackWorld: Jared lives in a world almost entirely run by The League, where serial killers freely roam the streets (provided itís their territory) and everyone is corrupted.
* DeadpanSnarker: Jared and Mary.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The comic is all black and white, except for the colour red.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Jaredís skin, as seen in coloured pictures such as here: http://harrietrants.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d36ve32 is literally ''white''.
* CuteKitten: The Button Eyed Cats are ''ridiculously'' adorable.
* EvilDetectingDog: Lilacís puppy is scared of Jared.
* FangsAreEvil: When Jared smiles, he clearly has fangs. Could be CuteLittleFangs, YMMV.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: All over the place.
* {{Flashback}}: Two, one to when Jared [[spoiler: killed his father]] and one to when Mary and Jared first met.
* FriendlessBackground: Mary was Jaredís only friend as a child.
* GeniusBruiser: Jared is 6í4Ē and ripped, but very intelligent.
* HeroAntagonist: DCI Blake
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Jared is 6'4", Lilac is 5'3".
* HumansAreBastards: Jared seems to have this opinion.
* LipstickLesbian: Mary and her girlfriend Lizzie.
* MoodWhiplash: A lot.
* {{Nerd}}: Jared, Mary and Shia, with the three fighting over an NES at one point.
** Lilac is described as an ďun-nerdĒ. She doesnít even know what an NES ''is''.
* NiceHat: Lilac always wears a bear hat.
* OnlySixFaces
* {{Otaku}}: Shia, apparently.
* OutOfFocus: Sarah and Carl in arc 3. DCI Blake as well, though deliberately.
* PerpetualFrowner: Jared
* PsychopathicManchild: Jared is type C. He is a real badass, but is selfish and childishly obsessive.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler: Jared killed his father. The fate of his mother hasnít been mentioned, but she was most likely also killed by Jared. Payback for years of abuse.]]
* SerialKiller: The four main characters.
* ShipTease: Jared and Lilac, despite Jared being in a relationship.
* SympatheticMurderer: The writer tries to not portray Jared as this. He really is the bad guy.
* VillainProtagonist