"It's not about how it starts feeling normal.
It's about how you stop feeling helpless."
Staged around the Blood Sport
/ Deadly Game Reality Show
of The Future
, Last Res0rt
features a Rogues Gallery
of Condemned Contestants
along with some volunteers who signed up for the ride. If they want to earn their freedom (or fame and fortune, in the case of the volunteers), they'll have to survive the season.
There's Loads and Loads of Characters
, but the comic's main focus is on the show's pair of Lovely Angels
: Jigsaw, a furry violinist turned vampire (the only nonhuman vampire in the galaxy, in fact
), who signed up for the show to save her friend, Daisy, a Mad Scientist
CEO with a robotic leg
Several subplots brew underneath the surface of the reality show, currently centering on Jigsaw and her latent vampire nature (and the trouble that could stem from it), not to mention:
The comic itself is surprisingly well done, working months in advance to avoid Schedule Slip
(although at a comic a week, it's arguably a little slow-paced), and more than enough ladies in prominent roles to keep passing The Bechdel Test
on a regular basis.
The first few years' worth of comics have been compiled into a Trade Paperback, available here
. There's also an RPG in progress, the beta of which is available though signing up for the mailing list
, and contains some additional info not included in the comic itself.
A kickstarter to put volume 2 in print has been funded.
— and more books are on their way!
There's also a Character Sheet. It needs a lot of work.Not to be confused
with the popular song by Papa Roach, the Neo Geo
game, or the Last Resort
military drama on ABC.
Tropes featured or appearing in this work:
- Lovely Angels: Jigsaw & Daisy of Team Andromeda. Course, they're not the only characters around, either...
- Luke, You Are My Father: Veled tells White Noise that she is his daughter. At first, he doesn't believe it. A few pages later, he's properly convinced.
- The Milky Way Is the Only Way: All of Last Res0rt takes place in an unnamed Galaxy that is implied to be the Milky Way, and there's nothing else worth talking about outside of it, apparently.
- Mistaken For Lesbians: Jigsaw and Adharia, especially after Jigsaw's caught feeding on her. This said, Adharia is most definitely Not Mistaken.
- Neurodiversity Is Supernatural: Light Children in a nutshell.
- Notable in that this isn't portrayed as "good" or "bad" — most light children are simply "untrained" compared to their Celeste breathren (and it's implied the Celeste keep it that way), which is where the real problems come from.
- Non-Mammal Mammaries: Well, sort of.
- Reptilian creatures (Zillans, Vidians, Kendrils) don't have them as far as we know — Cypress is utterly flat, at least.
- However, if Veled's any indication, being a Celeste who's part-reptile means you can have these.
- Not That Kind of Doctor: Dr. Daisy Archanis, not that she gets treated with any respect for it. Dr. Qin Xu, however, is That Kind of Doctor, and it's not like he's treated any better because of it either. Maybe respect is just in short supply?
- Not Using the Z Word: Jigsaw refuses to say the word furries!
- Not What It Looks Like: After Jigsaw's caught feeding on Addy, the Vaeo Family immediately assumes Jigsaw and Addy are in a relationship... of course, since Jigsaw can't just say she's a vampire, she's forced into a Sure, Let's Go with That situation.
- One-Hour Work Week: Well, one hour broadcasted live each week, anyway; the rest of the time is implied to be recorded for security feeds and Pay-Per-View content.
- Our Genies Are Different: Practically In Name Only compared to the wish-granting, lamp-residing kind.
- Our Souls Are Different: Closely related to Our Vampires Are Different, but also notable in its own right as it seems to imply that souls are a new energy type.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Jigsaw's whole plot seems to revolve around this.
- Overprotective Dad
- Peek-a-Bangs: Daisy Archanis, specifically. Adharia's started showing signs of this as well.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Veled.
- Power Incontinence: Jigsaw suffers from this with her mind-reading. Of course, given that she's only just discovered her powers (and has no idea if she can even turn it off, let alone how), it's Jusitifed.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: "I have no clue if she's a Djinn, and you know what? I. Don't. CARE!"
- The Rainman: Daisy, again.
- Reality Show
- Reality Warping: The effect of Whimsy.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Jigsaw, when she gets really irate. One of the signs that she's a vampire. She also seems to receive a power-boost when they show. All Dead Inside have this; Jigsaw's eyes just happen to be easily hidden since she's a vampire.
- Red Is Heroic: Andromeda's outfits, in contrast to...
- Red Shirt: ... the outfits for the Players' Mob, complete with Sigil Spam right over their (assumed) hearts.
- Rick Roll: Jigsaw did this with Maggie's teleprompter.
- Rogues Gallery: Arguably subverted, depending on whether you're rooting for the criminals or not.
- Sarcastic Confession: Jigsaw's got to hide her powers somehow...
Jason: Tell me where Daisy went already! You should know!
Jigsaw: Sure, because we all know I'm a mind reader. After this we're planning a magic act. Think you'd look good in sequins?
- Science Fantasy
- Shipped in Shackles: The condemned players arrive under heavy restraint and guard in the beginning this way.
- Shout-Out: On the third page, Vic notes that Jigsaw's name "has that nice "killer" tone to it already." This could probably be a shoutout to the Saw movies, considering they feature a killer named Jigsaw.
- Daisy suggests that the Star Org considers Gabriel Damascus to be like a necromancer becuase he's a Celeste psychiatrist (considered a "dark art"), he corrects her, he's a "Neuromancer".
- Space Jews: Inverted. Most of the Talmi really ARE Jewish! (So what about it?)
- Superpowered Evil Side: Jigsaw as seen here, just after she was been shot.
- Sure, Let's Go with That: Half the crew now thinks Jigsaw and Addy are lesbian lovers, and Jigsaw can't very well prove otherwise at the moment, so...
- Team Tomboy and Team Girly Girl: Team Andromeda and Team Gemini in a nutshell.
- Theme Naming: Most of the Forte family (Jigsaw, Cypher, Slider and Sudoku) are named after puzzles.
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: "Ta, bitch."
- True Blue Femininity: Andromeda's uniforms.
- The Unmasqued World: Played with, as the Celeste walk around openly among the populace, but the Dead Inside are forced into hiding.
- Winged Humanoid: Along with Winged Anything That Moves for that matter.
- Villainous Crossdresser: Kurt "Geisha" Striaeta
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Sedja uses this as a nonviolent alternative to dealing with the Children of Gabriel.
Sedja: Come back! I even left your friend alive!
- Wham Episode: At the end of the latest arc, Cypress is badly injured, and Jason makes the situation worse by shooting two of the few people left to carry her to safety. As a result, Jigsaw can't use one hand, Daisy's insides are showing, and they've been left behind with a tone'd Team Corvus while the rest of the crew grab Cypress and leave on the shuttle.
- Writing for the Trade: The comic doesn't drag, but "one-page-a-week" can be a long time to wait.
- Actually works to the comic's advantage; after putting together Volume One, the comic started mixing panels that take advantage of Full Bleed alongside those that don't as part of its Art Evolution.
- Written Sound Effect
- You All Meet in a Cell: Some of the characters knew each other from before, but the show itself is the first time we see all the contestants together.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Okay, they're aliens, we get it. But how did White Noise end up aging into BLUE HAIR?!
- Everything's Deader with Zombies