is an ongoing webcomic
about an androgynous young man who is transported to a fantastical Alternate Universe
, where he, as the Chosen One
, teams up with the rest of the Five-Man Band
to save the princess and vanquish the Big Bad
in the process. What? You've heard this one before? Oh, we forgot: the hero is a mentally unsound hippie-nerd with several alternate personalities, one of which is his neurotic 8-year-old self (maybe), another of which is actually a psychopathic, serial murder-rapist's vengeful ghost. And it's entirely plausible that the entire thing might just be a head-trauma induced hallucination...
This comic provides examples of:
- Abusive Parents: Kano's father, if this is any indication. And apparently his mother, too, given that Kid says that she went crazy and killed his and Dark's sister Nadia in a murder-suicide. Word of God is that both of his parents were Scientologists (freezoners, to be exact), which probably did wonders for Kano's mental state, but it's also said specifically that Nadia's death was not because of their religion.
- Action Girl: Cho is a far more competent fighter than Kano. And now that she's got the magic weapon of one of the gods too...
- After the End: The world already ended once, thanks to Wilsh Tree, to cure the plague.
- Ambiguously Brown: Heyoka can come off as this, but Word of God is that he/she is mixed African American and Native America, Lakota to be exact. His/Her name is also a clue about the latter, since it's a Lakota word for a trickster figure who embodies opposites, in this case gender, and it's implied this isn't in fact Heyoka's legal name and that he/she may have changed it.