Webcomic: Las Paridas De La Guarida
Las Paridas de la Guarida
or Madness in the Lair
is a Spanish webcomic created by Carlos Benedito a.k.a. Chuck Draug. It stars the inhabitants of a large flat, La Guarida
), in an awkward Spanish building in Calle Desengaño nº 30
, mainly comprised of characters created by the author (and the author himself and one of his alter-egos). Also starring people Mike the Baliflid, an alien rodent from the Ascendancy
game, and many other people, some as famous as Shao Kahn
, ex Sailor Jupiter Makoto Kino
, Samus Aran
and, believe it or not, Deadpool
. And this will show you that not everything is better with Deadpool in it.
The comic is known for its obscure references to role playing games, comics and not-so-well-known fighting games, cameos - most of the time totally unneeded - and its extremely large cast of characters. It also has touched some topics like fanboy-ism and paraphilias... and how not to make a Cerebus Syndrome
You can read it in Spanish here
and in English here
(although the author needs to translate more pages to English).
This webcomic provides examples of:
- Action Girl: Clara, Sekhmet, Makoto Kino... there are some to name.
- Aerith and Bob: Sekhmet, Sacmis, Mordekaim, Fëadraug, Yaiba, Pymie, Kyria... and then Clara, Lucas, Mike, Monty and Carlos.
- Aliens Speaking English
- Art Shift: Seen in the "Con otro estilo" ("With another style") pages and the extras about My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and Adventure Time.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Clara can grow up to 50 feet.
- Bad Ass: Sekhmet, Clara and Yaiba, mainly.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: To the point that actually there is No Fourth Wall and it has been replaced with a revolving door.
- Of course, everyone suffers of Medium Awareness, and they don't miss the chance to criticise the author.
- Butt Monkey: Monty Pantheon and the author himself. And in a minor scale, Lucas and Shao Kahn.
- Cerebus Syndrome: Which happens to be the name of the webcomic's final saga as well.
- How did it happen? Simply: we got a Knight of Cerebus... who is Shao Kahn, after recovering his powers. He's back to Outworld and you better be afraid, because it's post-Armageddon Kahn! Looks like Raiden won't be able to Retcon this.
- Continuity Nod: Specially for Shao Kahn and Lobo. Why? Let's explain...
- Kahn seems to have lost his powers in MK's Armageddon and been thrown in our world. Still, he later recovers his powers and is on a quest to first conquer new worlds and then destroy the Multiverse because he is bored. No kidding.
- There are mentions to Lobo's past experience as an archbishop. His stay in Hell is mentioned as well, though it actually differs a lot from the DC continuity, as well as getting the Red Lantern ring he just uses as a pendant.
- Crossover: The very nature of this webcomic is being one big illustrated badfic. Besides, how else would we have Marvel, DC Comics, Capcom, Nintendo and others' universes together like they've always been the same one?
- Deus ex Machina: This thing fuels this webcomic! Can't anyone teach the author how to properly solve his own plots?!
- Rei Hino is in town to attend an exorcists' convention and her friend Makoto has already called her to fight the God of Toilets. How convenient...
- Also, the way two fanboys kidnap Sekhmet: a portable teleporter.
- And how our heroes defeat Fernandeath: by throwing him into another world through Yukari's gaps.
- Most recently, Yaiba being defeated by Mordekaim and Monty when he was about to kill Fëadraug.
- Deadpool even joked about this when asked about how to help Clara against Lobo: At the rate Deus ex Machina pop up, we might get lucky.
- And the final DEM: give the author some 'god-author-like powers' to load a back up of the Multiverse!
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Defeating a God of Toilets with a shrine maiden and former Sailor Scout speaks for itself.
- Also, defeating Fernandeath.
- Fanservice: Clara is a walking fanservice. Unintended, but still fanservice-ish.
- In a minor scale, Sacmis and Kyria. The last one is intended.
- Fetish: We have a macrophile (Lucas) and a half-giant lady (Clara). Do the maths.
- Gratuitous English: "This is the end" is the name of the last chapter.
- Gratuitous Japanese: Two episodes are called Akuryou Taisan! and Gensokyo Gaijin respectively.
- Homage: See Shout-Out below for a quite long list...
- I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: Yukari does this with Sekhmet and Yaiba, taking them to Gensokyo. Not forever, but still...
- Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: Excréletor, from Spanish webcomic XD Comics, joins the cast after that comic closed.
- Many other Spanish webcomic characters from series as ¡Eh, tío!, Dragon Mail or Leie have been seen too.
- However, other cameos aren't that... lawyer friendly.
- Kaiju: Clara vs Fernandeath, with a side dish of Tokusatsu.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Seriously, the original cast was of 30+ characters. Good thing the author is currently focusing on the somewhat relevant ones...
- Also, let's not forget this comic made the 'unnecessary cameo' expression popular among Spanish webcomics.
- Miko: Rei Hino and Reimu Hakurei get a good chunk of screentime.
- Funny how both are depicted as abusing of their ofuda seals, being Yaiba their main target...
- Only Six Faces: Specially when it comes to women.
- Out-of-Character Moment: How can it be that Makoto hates her time as Sailor Jupiter? Just because of the whole hentai and doujin stuff Sailor Moon has originated?
- Rule 63: When you're in the wrong universe, you find things like this. 
- Shout-Out: My goodness, where do we begin with...?
- Mega Man Zero fancharacters, a Legend of the Five Rings RPG character, the author's incarnation in Fanhunter... Just The Lair gives you some good examples.
- Also, Sacmis' boyfriend is a Pyramid Head.
- And one of the neighbors, Ozanúnest, is an expert on Silent Hill mythos.
- Let's keep going with their neighborhood: Makoto Kino, Lobo, Deadpool, Shao Kahn... lawyers would have tons of fun if the author tried to make money out of his webcomic!
- Shao Kahn just loves yelling "Mortal Kombat!" when he has the chance.
- The building's doorkeeper is Mike, a Baliflid.
- And when he's off to Japan with part of the cast, his place as the doorkeeper is taken by The Incredible Hulk. Just for the laughs.
- The street they live in is called Desengaño 30, based on Desengaño 21, the street where the characters of the Spanish TV show Aquí no hay quien viva live.
- The Rabbid Jean-Claude Le Lapin was injected with Liefeld serum that allows him to turn into a gigantic rabbit with questionable proportions...
- One of the characters' friends, Pedro, owns a comic-book store called Pnakotus. Yes, right straight from Cthulhu Mythos...
- And with the help of Mordekaim and Fëadraug, he summons a member of the Great Race of Yith for a themed comic-book store competition!
- Two Sekhmet fanboys gave her a Captain America costume, complete with a Vibranium shield and... a bald eagle called Vengadora (Avenger).
- Monty imagined the author as a Team Fortress 2 Engineer when he got his Telecom Engineering degree.
- Sacmis and Pymie visit a cosplay shop in Akihabara. They respectively dress as Suigintou and Suiseiseki (complete with DESU!) from Rozen Maiden, Athena Asamiya and Iori Yagami from The King of Fighters, Nazrin and Kogasa from Touhou... until Sacmis ends dressed as Haruhi Suzumiya and Pymie as Kenshiro.
- Not to forget that Mike the Baliflid and Jean-Claude have dressed as Team Fortress 2's Sniper and Spy respectively. Complete with Jarate and cardboard disguise masks.
- Also, Jean-Claude dressed as Vocaloid star Miku Hatsune. Nightmares, anyone?
- In the background of such store, there are outfits of Kohaku, Saber and Miku Hatsune.
- And Excréletor is holding a Sailor Fuku and a Saiyan armor.
- Looks like that after the whole "Tokyo Madness" saga, the author has ended up working for AIM and its leader, M.O.D.O.K. 
- Later on, the author would even make a homage to the 15-M revolution dressed as an AIM agent. And there goes MODOK as well. 
- The Doctor and his TARDIS are mentioned, and he even gave Monty a fez off-screen. Also, a Dalek made a little cameo long ago.
- During the Cerebus Syndrome saga, Clara and Deadpool accidentally end up traveling through several dimensions, stopping by a Marvel Zombies like universe, the world of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and an alternate timeline a la Days of Future Past, until they got the right way to Outworld.
- In the 2012 Halloween special, the characters dressed as the following:
- Time to Unlock More True Potential: Sekhmet's "Armor of Ra" and Fëadraug's sword "Bloody Rage".
- When you thought Fernandeath had enough power by growing 100-foot tall, BOOM!, he grows even bigger and nastier.
- Transformation Sequence: Parodied by Makoto when she turns into Sailor Jupiter during the usual neighborhood fight. Her - forced - transformation made everyone look at her and stop paying attention to each other... and the Hulk-esque Jean-Claude went back to normal because he was no longer angry. Just because he was enjoying the transformation.
- And thanks to this, he's now Makoto's more than pleased pet.