Webcomic: Satan And Me

"I'm NOT a Satanist! I was on my period!"
Nat

A screw-up in a feminine hygiene factory leads to a girl accidentally summoning Satan with her period. Now Satan is stuck tending to the whims of Natalie McAllister, a religious high schooler who soon enough finds herself feeling a little bit of sympathy for the devil.

Satan and Me was based on this post on tumblr and written and drawn by Orangeplum.

The comic can be found here and here.

This comic provides examples of:

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    A-G 
  • Action Survivor: Natalie is simultaneously the luckiest and unluckiest person (somehow still) alive. So far she's fallen off a roof, nearly gotten beaten to a pulp in an underground demon fighting ring, been attacked by Hell itself, fallen off a bridge and practically boiled alive in a lake. And that's not even half of what the stream viewers know about happening.
  • The All-American Boy: Human Mike
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Gabriel has feelings for Anthea, who may have feelings for Felix who is far too obsessed with Satan to notice or care even though Satan barely gives him the time of day.Meanwhile Friend!Micheal has a crush on the seemingly oblivious Natalie.
  • All There in the Manual: Some bits and pieces of information are revealed through the author replying to asks on the blog.
    • The author also has frequent livestreams where she draws updates- often very spoilery ones that take place far into the story.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking:
    Laila: Holy shit, are you a demon?! Are you the demon I've heard about that does McAllister's bidding?! OMG, are you buying her cigarettes? She smokes??
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Satan can turn into a woman to tempt someone to commit adultery.
  • Bad-Guy Bar: In one update, Satan takes Nat to a demon bar.
  • Beach Episode: A non-canon update had most of the known characters at the time playing at the beach.
  • Berserk Button: Satan can't stand even the sight of his brother, Michael. In the first present-day interaction we see between them, Satan punches a hole through Michael's abdomen.
    • Also being called a Monster. So much so that when he imagines/hallucinates Natalie calling him that he freaks out and ends up blowing a giant hole through the woods.
    • Recently it seems as though harming Natalie is becoming a big one- he even threatens to murder his own brother if he so much as hits her. For reference, just a few weeks before in-story time he felt guilty for just incapacitating Michael with his blood.
  • Big Little Brother: Though the Archangel Michael calls Satan his little brother, the latter is more than half a foot taller than him.
  • Blanket Fort: On a particularly stormy night, Satan sets up a blanket fort and tells stories to distract Nat from the thunder and lightning.
  • Call a Human a "Meatbag": Satan refers to humans as "meatsacks." Only once, though.
  • Camp Straight: Angel Mike easily comes across as gay most of the time, though Orangeplum has implied otherwise.
    Orangeplum (in a caption): It's pronounced "flamboyant".
  • Cassandra Truth: Kristi, a girl known for spreading gossip, tries to tell people Nat is friends with a demon. Predictably, no one believes her.
  • Ceberus Syndrome: The comic started out extremely lighthearted and episodic before it steadily began to pick up plot and become more serious as it developed actual arcs. The humor isn't at all lost, but the story is getting progressively darker.
  • Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: Satan seems to be able to make clothes appear or disappear on his body when he changes forms.
  • Child Hater: In an early strip, Satan says he hates children.
  • Color Coded Emotions: According to Word of God this is why Lucifer's horns are constantly fluctuating color. The more red they are, the more negative feelings, and the more yellow are positive feelings.
  • Color Coded For Your Convinience: All the characters speak in in their own different colors, but the Archangels are a more straight example.
    • Michael- Blue
    • Gabriel- Green
    • Raphael- Purple/indigo
    • Uriel- Yellow
    • Zadkiel- Lavender
    • Chamuel- Pink
    • Jophiel- Orange
  • Crossdresser: Zadkiel, though they change their form as well as their clothes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Raphael is prone to this.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Literally.
    • Satan once bared fangs and a snake-like tongue in a crowded shopping center, but the only one who noticed was Kristi.
    • When he was still an angel, he still had pointy ears and yellowish eyes.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Friend!Micheal towards Natalie.
    • Also Gabriel towards Anthea, though at this point he's pretty much resigned himself to the fact that Anthea chose Felix over him (regardless if that's actually the case or not.)
  • Disembodied Eyebrows: The eyebrows in this webcomic can be seen over the characters' bangs.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Satan gets mad at Nat after she has him taint Michael with his blood. He dislikes Michael a lot but apparently detests the idea of outright poisoning his own family.
    • Word of God has also said that he doesn't really want to kill any of his family and it's made quite clear that he absolutely hates what happens to him when Hell spills over.
  • Evil All Along: Though the audience finds out pretty quickly that Zadkiel is far from a good person, this comes as a shock to the other angels when Raphael sees her true colors.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: On a post about the characters' voices, Orangeplum says that Satan sounds like Terrance Zdunich, who has a very deep voice.
  • The Exile: Satan and the other fallen angels
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Satan when he takes the Freshman Stan form.
  • Fallen Angel: The demons are explicitly fallen angels, rather than creatures created with the sole purpose of being evil.
  • Fluffy Cloud Heaven
  • Flung Clothing: In one strip, Nat's bra ends up hanging off of Satan's horn and a shirt over his shoulder, implying Nat just threw her clothes behind her and they landed on him.
  • Foreshadowing: In this strip, Satan tells Nat to be careful of what she says, or she might "slip." When he sees Felix and Anthea, though, he actually does accidentally bump into her and push her off the roof.
    • This also qualifies as foreshadowing for the above.
    • In the comic in which Satan discusses how angels die, the two silhouettes look suspiciously like Zadkiel with a knife and Raphael with a slash across his chest. A few strips later, Zadkiel stabs Raphael.
    • The trust fall and Natalie falling off the roof foreshadow Natalie throwing herself off the bridge in "Run" to snap Satan back to his senses. She even says "I trust you" right before she falls. This time he catches her.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Satan tries to scare off some kids with this. It doesn't work.
    • Later, he uses the same tactic to scare a girl who had been spreading rumors about Nat, with much better success.
  • Gilligan Cut: Happens twice when Nat is sick.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Angel Michael. He's technically on the side of good, but while very cheerful, he's also kind of a jerk.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: All the angels have brightly colored, glowing wings. Lucifer's wings are black, burnt, and perpetually on fire.
  • Grand Theft Me: The consequences of Satan disobeying an order or simply loosing control of himself result in this. Except it's literally Hell itself taking control of his body, and boy is ''that'' bad news. Worse yet Word of God says he's completely aware of it the entire time.
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  • Hellish Pupils: Satan's pupils are snake-like in appearance.
  • Hero Antagonist: Technically, the Archangel Michael should be the hero, as he's the one who's supposed to defeat Satan.
  • Holy Burns Evil: Nat threatens to take Satan to church if he doesn't fix her reputation at school.
    • Though when she does take him to church, it doesn't so much burn him as make him a bit sick.
  • Hot Wings: Satan's wings are burnt and charred angel wings that are permanently ablaze. It also seems as though he's got two pairs of wings that are like this.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Anthea is a succubus who works as an escort, but she's by far one of the most gentle and caring characters. The only reason she fell was to follow Felix.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Next to Satan, Natalie looks like she could be Felix's size.
    • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Felix and Anthea. Though, it isn't that Anthea is really that tall. Felix is just really little.
  • Identical Stranger: Michael Panagakos and the Archangel Michael both look incredibly similar (excepting their eyes) and even share the same name. As characters, however, they're completely different.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Happens between Natalie and Satan on the bridge in Oregon after literal Hell has taken over his body and is attempting to kill both her and Kristi. He only snaps out of it to save Natalie after she jumped off said bridge.
  • Immortal Immaturity: Seeing as though all Angels and Demons are Actually 700 Years Old this comes up a few time. Particularly notable with Felix who, despite being older than Anthea, both looks and acts like he's about 14.
  • Is That Cute Kid Yours?: Nat at one point has Satan take the form of a toddler to convince her father's crush that he was boyfriend material.
  • It Makes Sense in Context: The entire premise of the comic; "A teenage girl accidentally summons the Devil himself with a period pad." It started out making just as much sense in context though.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Okay, being Satan maybe it's not really a heart of gold, but as the comic progresses it's pretty clear that Satan isn't the emotionless monster that he wants to believe he is. Natalie even calls him out on this.
    Natalie: I Don't believe any of that. You try way to hard to look like an asshole! It's kind of embarrassing, so just stop!
  • Kid with the Leash: Nat won't release Satan because she knows he won't be able to hurt anyone if he's bound to her.
    Nat: Well, if I keep you here, then you can't go out and cause any trouble in the world.
    Satan: You bitch. Is that what you've been doing?
  • Knight Of Ceberus: The plot started to pick up when angle Micheal began to get involved, but the drama really kicked in with Zadkiel.
  • "Knock Knock" Joke:
    Nat: Knock knock.
    Satan: Who's there?
    Nat: Fix my reputation or I'm taking you to a church on Sunday.
  • Lame Rhyme Dodge:
    Satan: Fuck, I just really hate looking at your face.
    Michael: What'd you say?
    Satan: Uh, I said I'd like to visit outer space.
  • Lethal Chef: At one point, Natalie's cooking leaves her friend throwing up into a bucket.
  • Mayfly-December Friendship: Between Lucifer and Natilie.
  • Missing Mom: Natalie and Max's mother died in a car accident when they were younger.
  • Morality Pet: Natalie slowly becomes one for Satan, to the point where anyone even thinking about harming her is a major Berserk Button for him.
  • Morphic Resonance: Seen with Satan and Zadkiel when they shapeshift.
    • Satan always has yellow/gold eyes and forked eyebrows.
    • Zadkiel always has lavender eyes, a lip piercing, and partially shaved eyebrows.
  • The Napoleon: Felix
  • Nervous Wreck: After Satan has a "talk" with her, Kristi becomes a little ball of nervousness anytime she sees him or Nat.
  • No, Except Yes: Played With
    Satan: Not that spending every waking moment in a teenage girl's room would make me want to strangle myself with my own entrails, but it's making me want to strangle myself with my own entrails.
  • Oh My Gods!: Michael says "Oh my Dad!"
  • One Steve Limit: Averted by the two Michaels.
  • Pun:
    Michael: How long have you and Nat known each other?
    Satan: Oh... only a brief... 'period' of time.
  • Only Sane Man: Sometimes it switches, but Anthea is usually the most responsible, down to earth one. Particularly apparent during the Oregon trip where she's surrounded by a bunch of teenagers and Felix.
  • Our Angels Are Different: The angels in this comic are much more humanoid than their biblical counterparts. And although they do have wings, they can be hidden inside their backs. Also, they have halos which can apparently be taken off and thrown away.
  • Overly Nervous Flop Sweat: Kristi has a chronic case of this.
  • Platonic Life Partners: Anthea and Felix appear to be this, though it seems Anthea cares more about Felix than Felix cares about Anthea.
  • Power of Trust: A big reoccurring theme between Natalie and Satan is trust. Comes up big time in Oregon when Natalie saying "I trust you" before jumping off a bridge is enough to get Satan back to his senses. It seems like he's finally started to trust her too.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Though he can be kind of a jerk, Angel Michael is usually pretty calm and at least tries to be friendly. That is until Natalie temporarily trades him off to War as a bargaining chip. Once she and Satan come to find him again he's pissed. Even Nat seems a little scared by him.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Satan, Michael (the angel), and Gabriel are all way older than 700 years, though they all look like young adults, at least in the forms we see them in.
    • Pretty much applies to all the angels and demons, most of whom don't look to be older than their 30s. Particularly frustrating to Felix whose constantly being mistaken for a kid despite being older than Anthea.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: War, one of the four horsemen, has red eyes.
  • Removed from the Picture: Upon learning Nat's friend's name is Michael, Satan rips the boy's face out of Nat's photos.
  • Satan
    • Hot as Hell: Though we don't see him seduce anyone, he's very obviously attractive.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: All of Hell is sealed inside of Satan.
  • Sensor Character: Raphael can look into the hearts of others and see their true character. He's the one who warned Michael to watch out for Lucifer.
  • Shapeshifting: So far, we've seen five of Satan's forms: Devil, "drug dealer greaser", female, "Stan", and toddler.
  • Shout-Out: When Nat asks if Satan ever thought of going to prom, the comic cuts to an Imagine Spot of Satan grinning while buckets of blood dump onto the prom queen and king.
    • In one comic, Satan says "Good Morning Vietnam!" as a reference to the movie, but it alsonote  calls to mind a scene in Supernatural where the Lucifer of that show says the same thing.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Felix to Satan. According to his character bio, he "has an obsessive and invasive loyalty to Satan."
  • Stepford Smiler: The Archangel Michael
  • Sue Donym: Satan actually almost introduces himself as "Satan", but is interrupted by Nat yelling, "Stan!" Played straighter later when Nat almost refers to "Satan" when talking to Michael.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Satan's irises are orange rimmed with yellow or gold.
    • And now one of the four horsemen, Pestilence, has yellow/gold eyes.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: Zadkiel usually disguises herself as male when on Earth.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Literally, in Natalie's case.
  • Torso with a View: Angels can survive having a hole punched through their bodies as long as another angel's blood doesn't get into their systems.
  • Trust-Building Blunder: In an earlier strip Natalie tried to do a trust fall with Satan who was really uninterested in catching her. She has to order him at the very last second to catch her and it still didn't work very well.
  • Villains Act, Heroes React: Zadkiel caused the design switch in the pad factory.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Nat and Satan
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: In his slightly more demonic form, Satan goes shirtless.
  • We Hardley Knew Ye: Ipos and Sheila only appeared in a couple of updates before they were Killed Off for Real by Uriel and his forces. It was just long enough for the fandom to develop some attachment.
  • When She Smiles: In one strip Natalie mentions that she has never seen Satan smile genuinely for a reason that wasn't sadistic and Felix can't seem to recall a time like that either, so Anthea helps them out by shape shifting into Lucifer and smiling. Cue both Natalie and Felix blushing and in awe. It only lasts a moment before they decide it's weirding them out.
  • Will They or Won't They?: One of the fandom's biggest questions is whether or not Natalie and Satan's feelings will turn out romantic or platonic. The author is very good about keeping things ambiguous but has stated that the last update will confirm it one way or the other.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: It seems strange but it's pretty hard not to feel bad for Satan