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The strip has been on hiatus since 2016, though Fleuter has posted updates saying he still hopes to resume production at some point.


''[[http://derelictcomic.com/ Derelict]]'' is a science fiction webcomic set in a post-flood world, written and drawn by Ben Fleuter (also the author of ''Webcomic/GalacticMaximum'', as well as ''Webcomic/ParallelDementia'' and its SpiritualSuccessor ''Webcomic/SwordInterval''). It's about Dang Thu Mai, a lone scavenger living on a boat and coping with her surroundings. Complicating matters is an otherworldly fog which shrouds the world, and hides the so-called "Miasmic Races", monstrous yet intelligent beings, most of whom possess nothing but ill will for humanity.

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''[[http://derelictcomic.com/ Derelict]]'' is a science fiction webcomic set in a post-flood world, written and drawn by Ben Fleuter (also the author of ''Webcomic/GalacticMaximum'', as well as ''Webcomic/ParallelDementia'' and its SpiritualSuccessor ''Webcomic/SwordInterval'').''Webcomic/TheSwordInterval''). It's about Dang Thu Mai, a lone scavenger living on a boat and coping with her surroundings. Complicating matters is an otherworldly fog which shrouds the world, and hides the so-called "Miasmic Races", monstrous yet intelligent beings, most of whom possess nothing but ill will for humanity.


''[[http://derelictcomic.com/ Derelict]]'' is a science fiction webcomic set in a post-flood world, written and drawn by Ben Fleuter (also the author of GalacticMaximum). It's about Dang Thu Mai, a lone scavenger living on a boat and coping with her surroundings. Complicating matters is an otherworldly fog which shrouds the world, and hides the so-called "Miasmic Races", monstrous yet intelligent beings, most of whom possess nothing but ill will for humanity.

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''[[http://derelictcomic.com/ Derelict]]'' is a science fiction webcomic set in a post-flood world, written and drawn by Ben Fleuter (also the author of GalacticMaximum).''Webcomic/GalacticMaximum'', as well as ''Webcomic/ParallelDementia'' and its SpiritualSuccessor ''Webcomic/SwordInterval''). It's about Dang Thu Mai, a lone scavenger living on a boat and coping with her surroundings. Complicating matters is an otherworldly fog which shrouds the world, and hides the so-called "Miasmic Races", monstrous yet intelligent beings, most of whom possess nothing but ill will for humanity.


''[[http://derelictcomic.com/ Derelict]]'' is a science fiction webcomic set in a post-flood world, written and drawn by [[ParallelDementia Ben Fleuter]] (also the author of GalacticMaximum). It's about Dang Thu Mai, a lone scavenger living on a boat and coping with her surroundings. Complicating matters is an otherworldly fog which shrouds the world, and hides the so-called "Miasmic Races", monstrous yet intelligent beings, most of whom possess nothing but ill will for humanity.

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''[[http://derelictcomic.com/ Derelict]]'' is a science fiction webcomic set in a post-flood world, written and drawn by [[ParallelDementia Ben Fleuter]] Fleuter (also the author of GalacticMaximum). It's about Dang Thu Mai, a lone scavenger living on a boat and coping with her surroundings. Complicating matters is an otherworldly fog which shrouds the world, and hides the so-called "Miasmic Races", monstrous yet intelligent beings, most of whom possess nothing but ill will for humanity.


* TimeSkip: We go from [[spoiler:a wounded Dang sitting on a tiny island, with the Penumbra destroyed and a navel battle raging around her]] to [[spoiler: her working as a shuttle-train operator on an ark city.]]

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* TimeSkip: We go from [[spoiler:a wounded Dang sitting on a tiny island, with the Penumbra destroyed and a navel naval battle raging around her]] to [[spoiler: her working as a shuttle-train operator on an ark city.]]


* HostileWeather: The Miasma. Eldritch, toxic, MindRape-y, and possibly intelligent.

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* HostileWeather: The Miasma. Eldritch, toxic, tentaculate (with artistic suckers), MindRape-y, and possibly intelligent.intelligent. Established as nothing but bad news if you're human and have lost your mask.


'''''[[http://derelictcomic.com/ Derelict]]''''' is a science fiction webcomic set in a post-flood world, written and drawn by [[ParallelDementia Ben Fleuter]] (also the author of GalacticMaximum). It's about Dang Thu Mai, a lone scavenger living on a boat and coping with her surroundings. Complicating matters is an otherworldly fog which shrouds the world, and hides the so-called "Miasmic Races", monstrous yet intelligent beings, most of whom possess nothing but ill will for humanity.

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'''''[[http://derelictcomic.''[[http://derelictcomic.com/ Derelict]]''''' Derelict]]'' is a science fiction webcomic set in a post-flood world, written and drawn by [[ParallelDementia Ben Fleuter]] (also the author of GalacticMaximum). It's about Dang Thu Mai, a lone scavenger living on a boat and coping with her surroundings. Complicating matters is an otherworldly fog which shrouds the world, and hides the so-called "Miasmic Races", monstrous yet intelligent beings, most of whom possess nothing but ill will for humanity.


* Timeskip: We go from [[spoiler:a wounded Dang sitting on a tiny island, with the Penumbra destroyed and a navel battle raging around her]] to [[spoiler: her working as a shuttle-train operator on an ark city.]]

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* Timeskip: TimeSkip: We go from [[spoiler:a wounded Dang sitting on a tiny island, with the Penumbra destroyed and a navel battle raging around her]] to [[spoiler: her working as a shuttle-train operator on an ark city.]]


* ShoutOut: As noted above, Dang comes across a crashed passenger jet which is sporting an [[{{Lost}} Oceanic Airlines]] logo.

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* ShoutOut: As noted above, Dang comes across a crashed passenger jet which is sporting an [[{{Lost}} [[Series/{{Lost}} Oceanic Airlines]] logo.


* DisasterScavengers: Dang is one, and there are certainly others. It's now been shown that in some places, society continues to function, with [[spoiler: both humans miasmics present.]]

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* DisasterScavengers: Dang is one, and there are certainly others. It's now been shown that in some places, society continues to function, with [[spoiler: both humans and miasmics present.]]


* TheArk: Mention is made of massive floating structures called 'Ark Cities' where many humans now live.

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* TheArk: Mention is made of massive floating structures called 'Ark Cities' where many humans now live. [[spoiler: Dang eventually ends up living on one.]]



* DisasterScavengers: Dang is one, and there are certainly others. There are hints that these don't make up the majority of the population, though.

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* DisasterScavengers: Dang is one, and there are certainly others. There are hints It's now been shown that these don't make up the majority of the population, though.in some places, society continues to function, with [[spoiler: both humans miasmics present.]]



* HalfHumanHybrid[=/=]TheVirus: There are rumors of a half-human/half-miasmic hybrid, though it could just be a miasmic human mimic; Dang shows troubling signs of potential hybridization (more green highlights in her hair) after each miasma exposure.
* HouseboatHero: Although Dang does sometimes sleep on land when scavenging, it is abundantly clear that the ''Penumbra'' is her home.

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* HalfHumanHybrid[=/=]TheVirus: There are rumors of The strip has now shown what appears to be a half-human/half-miasmic hybrid, though it could just be a miasmic human mimic; hybrid; Dang shows troubling signs of potential hybridization (more green highlights in her hair) after each miasma exposure.
* HouseboatHero: Although Dang does sometimes sleep on land when scavenging, it is abundantly clear that the ''Penumbra'' is her home. [[spoiler: Until it gets destroyed.]]



* MalevolentMaskedMen: The humanoid Miasmic races. The masks and voluminous cloaks protect them from the sun, seeing as they're burned by ultraviolet light.

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* LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard: Dang gets locked in a room which contains welding and/or diving tanks.
* MalevolentMaskedMen: The humanoid Miasmic races. The masks and voluminous cloaks protect them from the sun, seeing as they're burned by ultraviolet light. [[spoiler: In more stable and civilized places, they tone back this look.]]



** Later strips show Humans and Miasmics mixing, albeit warily, at the fringes of their societies.

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** Later strips show Humans and Miasmics mixing, albeit warily, at especially [[spoiler: in the fringes of their societies.Ark city.]]



* ScavengerWorld: At least for those who live on their own. There are certainly plenty of abandoned spots ''to'' scavenge, though.

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* ScavengerWorld: At least for those who live on their own. There are certainly plenty of abandoned spots ''to'' scavenge, though. [[spoiler: It does turn out that in some places society has managed to resume with both humans and miasmics present.]]



* ShoutOut: Dang comes across a crashed passenger jet which is sporting an [[{{Lost}} Oceanic Airlines]] logo.

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* ShoutOut: As noted above, Dang comes across a crashed passenger jet which is sporting an [[{{Lost}} Oceanic Airlines]] logo.


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* Timeskip: We go from [[spoiler:a wounded Dang sitting on a tiny island, with the Penumbra destroyed and a navel battle raging around her]] to [[spoiler: her working as a shuttle-train operator on an ark city.]]


* HalfHumanHybrd[=/=]TheVirus: There are rumors of a half-human/half-miasmic hybrid, though it could just be a miasmic human mimic; Dang shows troubling signs of potential hybridization (more green highlights in her hair) after each miasma exposure.

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* HalfHumanHybrd[=/=]TheVirus: HalfHumanHybrid[=/=]TheVirus: There are rumors of a half-human/half-miasmic hybrid, though it could just be a miasmic human mimic; Dang shows troubling signs of potential hybridization (more green highlights in her hair) after each miasma exposure.

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* ArtisticLicenseShips: The strip is full of slack shipkeeping practices (mostly unsecured cargo) would get you killed in short order on any real ocean. Probably due to ConservationOfDetail.


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* HalfHumanHybrd[=/=]TheVirus: There are rumors of a half-human/half-miasmic hybrid, though it could just be a miasmic human mimic; Dang shows troubling signs of potential hybridization (more green highlights in her hair) after each miasma exposure.


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**Later strips show Humans and Miasmics mixing, albeit warily, at the fringes of their societies.


* AfterTheEnd

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* AfterTheEndAfterTheEnd: Though we still don't know exactly what the end was, yet.



* {{Chiaroscuro}} - as Dang chases down the stolen Pen at night

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* {{Chiaroscuro}} - as TheArk: Mention is made of massive floating structures called 'Ark Cities' where many humans now live.
* {{Chiaroscuro}}: As
Dang chases down the stolen Pen at night



* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: "This one": the size of a jumbo jet, has a mouth full of wriggling tentacles, ghostly white, and able to force its way into your mind to convey thoughts and images; is polite, helpful, and generally wants the best in life for others.
* DisasterScavengers
* {{Flashback}}: The sequence on the oil rig is half Dang trying to find oil for the ''Penumbra'', half flashback to early in the Deluge when Dang had a lot more fight in her and was [[spoiler:exposed to the Mist]].

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* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: "This one": One": the size of a jumbo jet, has a mouth full of wriggling tentacles, ghostly white, and able to force its way into your mind to convey thoughts and images; is polite, helpful, and generally wants the best in life for others.
* DisasterScavengers
DisasterScavengers: Dang is one, and there are certainly others. There are hints that these don't make up the majority of the population, though.
* {{Flashback}}: The sequence on the oil rig is half Dang trying to find oil for the ''Penumbra'', half flashback to early in the Deluge an earlier time when Dang had a lot more fight in her and was [[spoiler:exposed to the Mist]].Miasma]].



* HostileWeather

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* HostileWeatherHostileWeather: The Miasma. Eldritch, toxic, MindRape-y, and possibly intelligent.



* ScavengerWorld

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* ScavengerWorldScavengerWorld: At least for those who live on their own. There are certainly plenty of abandoned spots ''to'' scavenge, though.



** The [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu unstintingly polite and friendly]] EldritchAbomination Dang is rescued and resupplied by after her encounter with the ''Goya'' repeatedly refers to itself as "[[Franchise/MassEffect this one]]."
* SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset

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** The [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu unstintingly polite and friendly]] EldritchAbomination Dang is rescued and resupplied by after her encounter with the ''Goya'' repeatedly refers to itself as "[[Franchise/MassEffect this one]].This One]]."
* SkeletonsInTheCoatClosetSkeletonsInTheCoatCloset: The Miasmic Races often wear skulls of various species as helmets when they run the risk of being exposed to the light.



* WeakenedByTheLight: The Miasmic Races cannot stand ultraviolet light, so they go cloaked and helmeted (well, [[SkeletonsInTheCoatCLoset skulled]], usually) during the daytime. Humanity has apparently somehow developed UV weapons to use against them.

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* TakenForGranite: A risk the Miasmic Races run if they are exposed to ultraviolet light.
* WeakenedByTheLight: The Miasmic Races cannot stand ultraviolet light, light (it turns them to stone), so they go cloaked and helmeted (well, [[SkeletonsInTheCoatCLoset skulled]], usually) during the daytime. Humanity has apparently somehow developed UV weapons to use against them.


* WeakenedByTheLight: the Miasmic Races cannot stand ultraviolet light, so they go cloaked and helmeted (well, [[SkeletonsInTheCoatCLoset skulled]], usually) during the daytime. Humanity has apparently somehow developed UV weapons to use against them.

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* WeakenedByTheLight: the The Miasmic Races cannot stand ultraviolet light, so they go cloaked and helmeted (well, [[SkeletonsInTheCoatCLoset skulled]], usually) during the daytime. Humanity has apparently somehow developed UV weapons to use against them.

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