Suppression is a 3d webcomic.The town of Ebon Creek has been struck by a horrible plague. The ground's turned to mud and the whole town is sinking. There are demonic monsters roaming the streets that may or may not have once been human. But a lucky few have come out of it all with a wide variety of powers. Not that they can really enjoy it with an army of mooks hunting them down to be quarantined in the repurposed asylum on the edge of town.Nearly every page is an awesome, negatedly awesome, Oh Crap or Exposition-laden moment, often overlapping.Desperately Needs More Love. And Wiki Magic.
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Animal Motif: Azgrut and scorpions. His prosthetic eye has seven optics (making for a total of eight) and when he gets serious in a fight, he summons scorpion legs (complete with tail). Also, presuming he was responsible for the Demonslayer mechs, they also have a rather distinctive shape.
Whenever Kirk is holding or using Morty, a third forelock appears, dyed red. No one seems to notice...
Badass Normal: Pre-plague Bael takes on a huge swarm of demons with little more than a lead pipe. He doesn't win, but dang if that scene doesn't take your respect for the guy up a notch.
Santris has this down to a pat. He's so far shown no sign of magic or the Plague, and regardless seems to be masterminding half the plot around.
Barrier-Busting Blow: Iggy does not have very much success with walls in Ebon Creek. The demonslayer stands up to shoot over it, and Grenner just shatters the thing effortlessly. Justified in that he's working with either dried soil or mud, neither of which are particularly helpful. He implies that this happened the first time he made a wall, too.
Big Bad Duumvirate: Santris, Grenner, and Maxwell are pretty much equals, with the as-of undefined Bartleby as an equally powerful fourth agent, Now with the Addition of the ancient Wights King Law and Sigvaldi the Exile adding possibly more major villains with differing agendas.
Beware the Silly Ones: Kirk. Charlie and Alaster probably count, since they're equal parts wacky and dangerous.
Body Horror: All over the place. The 'powers' introduced so far are either elemental manipulation or something horrifyingly organic. There's also the chance that demons actually are plauged humans who went too far.
Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: Seems to be Arthur's M.O. He complains in a mopey tone about how everything's going wrong and then just as casually says "anyway, time to rip your soul from your living flesh."
Calling Your Attacks: Some, but not others. Kirk seems to do it mainly, but Trevor does it once. Incidentally, both were using Morty at the time.
It's a popular fandom theory that Morty comes up with the names.
Chew Toy: Nick. Poor Nick. He sort of earns it by running scared in the first few real scenes he gets, including flashbacks.
Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Cerene can 'prism' her personality into Red, Blue, and Grey Cerene, colored appropriately. Also, the flasback arc shows that many of the main characters' appearances have changed color from exposure to the Plague.
Also justified with mana, explanation starting here and continuing onto the next page.
Cute Bruiser: Sally seems to swing between this and Blood Knight; puppy cute one minute and gleefully quoting Breaking Benjamin and punching out mooks the next. Though, the cute side seems only reserved for Bael.
Crazy Awesome: Sally intercepts a piece of magic and eats it. Arrie's reaction makes it even better.
Dark Is Not Evil: Seemingly all sympathetic characters have shades of this, but especially Kirk. See that guy? The one in the spiky mook armor with a demon following him around? He's one of the nicest, not to mention funniest, characters introduced, and the resident Ensemble Darkhorse.
Death Is Cheap: The villains have necromancers. An entire family of Necromancers. On top of that, most of the characters seem to have a way of just coming back in the story. Take a look at Trevor's brother Eric who was stabbed and came back within five pages.
Early-Bird Cameo: Sally can be seen punching Kirk in the face long before he's introduced as a significant character. Arthur also mentions Bartleby offhandedly before he's introduced in the Flashback Arc.
Exotic Eye Designs: Seems to be a racial trait of the Thal'Nasians. If you look carefully, Trevor, Arrie, and Victus have a darker band of color around the outside of their eye, making it look like their eyes are glowing. Arthur identifies Arrie as Thal'Nasian at a glance, mentioning her eyes. Azgrut also has these same eyes, as does Bartleby Hayse, and Victus states that Azgrut is "clealry Thal'Nasian".
Exposition Fairy / Mr. Exposition: Pretty much any new character with new information is going to have to fill the other players in. Lampshaded often.
Extreme Omnivore: Justified in that demons incorporate what they eat into their anatomy. Morty's position as a weapon is because his diet seems to consist mostly of guns and a paper cutter, fed to him by an observant Kirk.
Good Is Not Nice: While Bael may be helping the main characters, he's certianly not pulling any punches. Word of God even compares him to Jet in that aspect.
Good Thing You Can Heal: Played with, as it's shown that regenerating your body through plague powers actually furthers the infection, but people do certainly seem to walk off a lot of pretty nasty wounds. (getting your hands cut off, for example, though Charlie was really not happy about that)
How Do I Shot Web?: Iggy figured out how to use his power because he "would have killed for a wall" at the time. Kirk makes it very apparent that he has no idea what he's doing, but it doesn't seem to slow him down much.
Kirk: Do you have any idea what that means? Well, the fun truth of it is, I don't have a clue either. *cue Slasher Smile* Let's find out together, huh?
Iggy: For the record, that's the dumbest threat I've ever heard.
Insistent Terminology: "Earth-art" Iggy; of course, it's pretty hard to tell what anyone's real name is. Charlie helps with his affectionate mythology nicknames.
Instant Runes: Appear whenever Trevor summons his weapons. Said runes are also all over the resulting object.
Lampshading: On its way to Better Than a Bare Bulb; notably when Arrie is the only one who is called out on using "action movie lines", apparently because she sucks at them.
Light Is Not Good: So far, two people show up in a white suit. Charlie sports one in the Flashback Arc, where he's completely nuts, and Bartleby, who has already shown several telltale signs of powerful dangerous villain.
Lethal Harmless Powers: Arrie makes portals. She killed Maxwell with nothing but that and a bit of handy terminal velocity.
Mook-Face Turn: Happens off screen to Kirk when he's left for dead after a fight early in the story.
Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: It's hard to believe Dr. Kolt ever actually helped people. Grenner, on the other hand, is so far the nicest introduced villain, not counting Azgrut who seems to just want to be left alone.
More Teeth than the Osmond Family: A few characters have quite the set of gnashers, most noticably Alaster. Sally also sports these, but that's only when her temper runs unchecked (or possibly her bloodlust; she smiles with prominent fangs in an early scene after beating an entire troop of mooks.
Everything produced by Trevor's Hammerspace is covered in runes. Up to and including a clipboard and pen he uses to write a letter.
Negated Moment of Awesome: Almost as often as the actual moments. Notably whatever Kirk was going to do to break down the doors and pretty much any time Iggy uses his powers in battle. He still manages to somehow be a badass, though.
Nice Hat: Say what you like about Bael, that is a FINE hat.
Apparently inherited from Charlie.
Nicknames: "Merry"; many of the main crew's are graced by Charlie, who has a thing for mythology.
No Respect Guy: Nick can't even get attention when he lights himself on fire.
Not-So-Harmless Villain: Arthur mostly just mopes and complains. He gets bossed around by nearly everyone, including his own daughter. He's also an extremely powerful necromancer and one of the most dangerous villains in the whole comic.
Personality Powers: Played with; it's shown that Nick has a temper, but he's not nearly as hotheaded as the classic 'Fire person' is. Also, Sally's violent tendencies are because of her Plague infection, rather than the other way around. Charlie was batshit insane in the flashback arc, but seems to have since gained coherence if nothing else.
Pintsized Powerhouse: Morty is positively tiny compared to the demons we've seen so far and yet has been instrumental in killing one and wiped the smirk off of Nigh Invulnerable Jericho. Admittedly, he's been working with Kirk, but still.
Power Glows: With in-universe explanation, see Color Coded For Your Convenience.
Punch Clock Villain: Azgrut appears, berates the heroes for beating up on his killer robot, and then tells them to shut up and go upstairs. He's so far made no effort whatsoever to stop the heroes.
Red Eyes, Take Warning: Sally, Bael, Red Cerene; Arthur's glasses flash red when he's about to get nasty. Also subverted with Morty, who is ridiculously lovable, and Grenner, who despite being a villain, seems to be one of the more moral, sympathetic characters introduced so far.
And played terrifyingly straight with Demon Form Grenner. HUGE red eyes that take up the majority of his face. No discernable irises or sclera. Looks like Slenderman. Need I say more?
Shown Their Work: The explanation on why mana glows is very well thought-out. Also, Charlie clearly needs either a connection with his target or electricity to already be present before he can zap it- he doesn't shoot lightning.
Nick gets angry enough to spontaneously combust. Trevor nonchalantly continues the conversation and then, as an afterthought, asks him to put himself out, because he's writing on flammable paper.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: Grenner just 'really' wants to cure the Plague. After seeing what it can DO to people, and has already done to him, can you BLAME the guy?
Which Me?: Cerene's powers include having three slightly independant bodies. She/they have a lot of trouble deciding what pronouns to use for eachother-self.
White Shirt of Death: Flashback-arc Charlie is decked out in white when he picks a fight with Alaster and Merry; one comment even notes "you’re our man in the white suit, Charlie, time to get some stains."
World of Snark: Almost all of the funny comes from the characters' reactions to what is otherwise a rather dark setting.