Warrior U is a humour/fantasy web comic set in medieval times by deviantart's hot-choc chronicling the adventures of its effeminate main character Finn; an author described "spoiled brat" who dreams of one day becoming a bard. Problem is, to qualify for this he must survive a semester of warrior classes at his local university: "Warrior U". Luckily for him, Finn is joined by his "best friend" Harv, the most promising student in the class, who he relies on for protection as well as company.The series revolves around these two, as well as many other likable/terrifying characters, including Finn's glamorous evil sorceress mother Leenan, Harv's bratty and drooling little brothers, the teaching staff and other students at Warrior U, and a psychopathic Unicorn with a taste for homicide and a liking for Finn...Can be found here: page 1This comic provides examples of:
Affably Evil: Word of God is that Hevvin genuinely does want to be friends with Finn and Harv...but also wants to kill Finn, and sees no discrepancy between these two things because he's completely insane.
Ambiguously Brown: Harv is tan-ish, and has dreadlocks. Though it might just be because he lives on a farm.
Actually it's been confirmed that Harv is one-quarter African, on his father's side.
Art Evolution: It's subtle, but over the course of the series a few things change, namely:
Harv grows stouter and his hair becomes more bushy,
Finn's hair becomes less curly and more feathered, and he adopts a more slouched, cat-like stance.
The Ditz: Everybody has their moments, although Finn is the most prominent example.
Special mention should go to Hevvin, who at one point is all ready to kill Finn until Finn tells him he'll meet up with him later to get killed. Hevvin waits at the assigned location for the rest of the day and into the night.
The Faceless: Finn and Harv's classmates in all but the first issue.
Trevor and Cliff will never have their full bodies in a panel at any time, and their faces are never shown (the exception being during the tournament, though their faces are still not seen). Lampshaded in one strip where Finn is unable to remember their names:
Harv: You've been in this class for months! How can you not know anyone's names?!
Finn: I CAN'T EVEN SEE THEIR FACES!!
Fainting: Finn and Hevvin at least once each and Harv at least twice.
Free-Range Children: Somewhat justified in that they're all more or less being trained to defend themselves, but with psychotic characters like Hevvin roaming the land, they could maybe do with a little more supervision.
Hide Your Gays: Harv/Finn and Hevvin/Finn. The artist supports both pairings, but will continue to hint at them rather than make them canon. The author said before she's actually a bit scared to make it canon, since she is afraid it will deter readers from her comic, but in all honesty would love to make it part of the comic.
The Load: Played straight and subverted with Finn during his and Harv's duel with their teacher: though Finn spends most of the duel screaming in terror behind Harv's back, he's the reason they win in the end.
Vitriolic Best Buds: Finn and Harv. Harv considers him his best friend while disliking virtually everything about him.
The Voiceless: The King and Princess speak such thick royalese that no one understands a word they say. Most people just play along and roll with it. The Princess is very profound in her gestures, and pictures in speech bubbles are used to represent what she might be feeling or thinking at the time while the King only says the word 'Bu'.