Modest Medusa is a webcomic written by Jake Richmond and featured on Drunk Duck, although it got its own website on July 29, 2011.On the night before Christmas, Jake comes home and finds that the toilet has overflowed and flooded his bedroom. While moving his stuff to a different room, he finds a gorgon child hiding in the closet. Because she cannot return to the land she came from, Jake and his niece Marah have to take care of her.The comic starts here.
Murphy's Bed: Not knowing what the purpose of a toilet is, Medusa chose it as her bed. Cue both parties being shocked when Jake unknowingly pees on her.
My Beloved Smother: The medusa's mother wanted her to come home so bad, she sent a chainsaw unicorn to slaughter her new friends.
No Name Given: The medusa is only known as "the medusa" or, less often, "Medusa". This was only practical because she was the only medusa present... until she got back home and met her dozens of sisters, all of which were apparently named "Medusa", too. This is just in time for her mother to reveal her real name: Modest.
Our Monsters Are Weird: Medusa's species (Yeld's equivalent of an hydra) life cycle and biology are kind of weird. To begin with, they share their intellect with their snakes. The human body deliberately invokes cuteness as a defense mechanism. As they grow up, it is progressively discarded for a giant snake body. In the process, hydras keep memories and sapience, but lose emotions and feelings. If they need a male partner or not to reproduce is not clear.
Our Vampires Are Different: Urano is part of a band of vampire knights who rebelled against their general when the old king died, in an attempt to save the princess from imprisonment (an act that would give him the nickname "Oath Breaker"). No, he doesn't sparkle.
One arc is called The Kingdom Strikes Back. And just like the Star Wars movie, it ends with a complete victory for the villains and utter defeat for the heroes. Of course just like Star Wars, the heroes are down but not out.
"The Kingdom Strikes Back". In rapid succession, Medusa's mother corners the heroes with both her chainsaw unicorn and vampire knights, Marah's weapon is destroyed, Urano, their strongest ally, dies, and Medusa willingly goes back to her mother to avoid anyone else being killed. Literally the only positive aspect of this arc is that Urano apparently transferred his power of the Oath Breaker to Marah just before he died.
Wrong Genre Savvy: Marah, based on her experience with videogame and RPG depictions of vaguely medieval fantasy kingdoms, assumes that copper coins are the currency of Yeld. So she brings a bag of pennies, and is surprised when no one will accept them as payment.
You Can Talk?: The Medusa. It is later revealed that she didn't talk at first because she was too scared of Jake.
Jake: I spent hours trying to communicate with you! I fed you an entire box of chocodiles! And you could talk the whole time?
You Didn't Ask: After the medusa finds out the concept of clothes and nakedness. She actually slaps Jake for not telling her sooner. He counters he thought she knew.