Webcomic / Mixed Myth
is an online fantasy comic by Robin Meyer. It finished in 2005; the front page is secured for spoilers.
The story follows Keeva, a goblin/elf
with a weakness for explosives, and her "noble" demon-steed Puck, on their quest to find out why the world suddenly seems to want to kill Keeva. On her way, Keeva stumbles upon some rather incompetent assassins: Tamit, a Sphinx with mislaid memories, and Aidan, a half-selkie werewolf. The assassins both do a quick Heel–Face Turn
and join her.
Mixed Myth provides examples of the following tropes:
- Anti-Hero: All of them.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: Don't let Puck near alcohol. Which also turns the horse into a Drunk Driver.
- Fantastic Racism: Elves, nuff said.
- Fortune Teller: Though he mainly look backwards and he can only divine one, one single day.
- Genre Blind: Elves base their magic on a force called "Cynamatiks" which, while powerful, has a mind of its own and tends to turn on them at exactly the wrong moment. Mostly because they don't seem to realize they're the villains in this story.
- Living MacGuffin: Keeva, apparently.
- Mysterious Past: Everyone. And the origin of the Elves.
- Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: Keeva is a goblin/elf.
- Our Elves Are Better: And descended from bunnies.
- Riddle of the Sphinx: Tamit tries this on Keeva, but she can't remember the answer, so they have to go back to Tamit's place to check. Keeva's wrong by the standards of "gave the answer Tamit had written down", but since it was technically correct in meeting the terms of the riddle and Tamit's started to like her, she gets points for originality.
- Theory of Narrative Causality: Cynamatiks, the power elves use to fuel their magic. It essentially guarantees their success for as long as it's dramatically appropriate — but it also guarantees their downfall when that's dramatically important.