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Webcomic: Vampire Girl
Go lil' vampire girlVampire Girl
was a webcomic miniseries
that debuted December 8, 2011, and ended March 29, 2012, created by Joseph Scarbrough. The comic centered around a vampire girl named Levana, who strongly dislikes all of the advantages of being a vampire, such as the many things she has to avoid like sunlight and garlic, and wishes to be human. At the same time, word of her existence gets out, prompting the town vampire hunters
to hunt her down.
- Levana, the title character, who lives a life of irony.
- Laura, a nursing assistant who befriends Levana.
- Vampire Hunter, an overzealous, yet incompetent vampire hunter.
- Goofy Idiot Sidekick, Vampire Hunter's slacker assistant.
- Sigfred LeRoy, an old wizard who tries to help Levana achieve her wish of becoming human.
- Dr. Charmin, a stereotypically handsome, well-groomed, and dreamy doctor.
This webcomic provides examples of:
- Alter Kocker: Sigfred LeRoy. Given that it's a webcomic, one wouldn't know, but Word of God is that his voice would sound similar to John Byner's impersonation of Jackie Mason. His speech bubbles do indicate that he ends his sentences with a flourish.
- Artistic License – Medicine: Laura provides Levana with sangria as a placebo whenever she has relapses from blood withdrawals to avoid having to take actual pints of blood from the hospital's supply. In actuality, stored blood can only last for six months before much of it "dies" becoming useless for people who needed, and it therefore goes to waste; unless vampires are picky as far as drinking live blood or dead blood goes, Laura could secret save the wasted blood for Levana.
- Bad Mood as an Excuse: Averted with Levana, who is depressed over her favorite web comic being discontinued, so much that she basically brushes off the little girl she’s babysitting.
- Book Ends: Levana opens and concludes the story by writing narratives in her diary.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: In the fourth strip, Laura assures the readers that Levana isn’t drinking actual blood (see Getting Crap Past the Radar).
- Bumbling Sidekick: More specifically, Goofy Idiot Sidekick, who is this to Vampire Hunter.
- Captain Ersatz: Levana has been compared to the likes of Wednesday Addams, and Marceline the Vampire Queen.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: To find a solution for Levana, Sigfred LeRoy searches through a large book, with a cover that reads, The Really BIG Book of Stuff.
- Fantastic Racism: Vampire Hunter tosses the word “Vamp” around like a racial slur.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar:
- Levana suffers from withdrawals from blood much like an alcoholic, and even resorts to drinking Bloody Mary’s, and Sangria as placebos to at least take the edge off her relapses.
- Also, her favorite web comic? “Furry Lesbian Gamers”.
- G-Rated Drug: Averted with Levana having relapses from blood withdrawals.
- Dr. Charmin even acknowledges that he’s aware he’s a, “Stereotypically handsome, well-groomed, and dreamy doctor.”
- Meaningful Name: Dr. Charmin.
- Medium Awareness:
- A “deleted scene” shows Sigfred LeRoy trying to convince Levana that she could be popular being a real-life vampire, but she reminds him, “This isn’t real life, it’s a web comic”.
- Inverted when Vampire Hunter begins reading the comic himself to prepare himself for Levana’s demise.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Inverted with Levana, who dislikes life as a vampire, having to avoid sunlight and garlic, among other things.
- Nurse with Good Intentions: Laura, though she’s not technically a nurse.
- Older Than They Look: Possibly Levana, considering she was a vampire and literally possessed immortality, she could have even been centuries old.
- Positive Discrimination:
- Levana has acknowledged how Halloween is the only time of year her kind is acceptable.
- Vampire Hunter regards Levana (and possibly all vampires) as an “Evil, filthy, sleazy, blood-sucking vamp.”
- Punny Name: Sigfred LeRoy
- Robe and Wizard Hat: Well, Sigfred LeRoy IS a wizard.
- Short Runner: Ran a grand total of three months.
- Too Dumb to Live: Vampire Hunter and Goofy Idiot Sidekick literally die from having a door slammed in their faces.
- Verbal Tic: Sigfred LeRoy pronounces his sentence finishers (if they’re a one-syllable word) in a flourish.
- Wall of Text: Two occasions in which Levana begins rambling, her speech taking up an entire panel.
- This trope is also put to work when Levana writes in her diary, the entry she has just written being presented in the background, half of which is usually obstructed by the foreground.