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    Leslie "Les" Blair 

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A female pig who loves sushi, stuck in a job that she hates and frequently experiencing erotic dreams involving a hunky male wolf.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Trish and Derek both call her "Les".
  • Always with You: After delivering a Tough Love speech about standing up for herself since no one can do it for her at this point and Leslie coming close to the Despair Event Horizon after all that's happened to her, she receives a speech from Khal and something to cheer her up: a Christmas photo of her friends and some black lipstick, like Trish would often recommend her to use. The message is clear: those are the memories she has to keep and will always be with her even if only in spirit. It's implied he is giving her similar advice to the one he uses to remember his deceased family.
  • Awful Wedded Life: The reason why Les is so apprehensive with being paired off with another pig via Bureaucratically Arranged Marriage is because when she was a child, she saw her mother cheating on her father with a lion, overhearing how much she hated her husband and how she saw Les as a "problem".
  • Better the Devil You Know: The reason why she won't tell Hans to fuck off and keep his scales to himself: she needs the job to pay for her ever-increasing taxes and at least she knows how to handle and tolerate him.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Oh, yes.
  • Born Unlucky: Now, why would this be here? (Oh, right. All of the other tropes in this folder.)
  • Break the Cutie: Up to Eleven. Each issue seems dedicated to showcasing how miserable Les is becoming:
    • As a little girl, she was innocent and thought she had a good family. Then, she caught her mother cheating on her dad with her lover and realized her parents were only together out of convenience and they may not even loved her. Then, she was forced to lie about it by her mother.
    • She was pretty meek and unpopular in high school, only getting a real friend when the Lovable Alpha Bitch Trish Friha approached her about sharing a room for college.
    • As an adult, she has a lousy job at a goth themed restaurant where the boss constantly tries to feel her up and is forced to join the Reproduction Program as soon as she turns 25, even though she has personally seen it's pure bullshit.
    • The date starts okay, only for her to get knocked out and framed for Trish's murder. Then, her last friend, Derek, admits he's being blackmailed to keep tabs on her and is killed too.
    • Forced to go on the lam, she's left with no choice but to trust a strange wolf who resembles someone from her dreams while everyone believes she killed Trish and Derek and a police warrant on her is issued.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The Gentle Girl to Khal's Brooding Boy.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: Leslie is, according to Trish, the near splitting image of Lady Peg. The black lipstick, which she constantly uses, is the icing on the cake for a lookalike.
  • Clear My Name: By the beginning of Issue 5, she's wanted for the deaths of both Trish and Derek, and has to work with Khal and his comrades to prove her innocence.
  • Cool-Kid-and-Loser Friendship: Surprisingly, Issue #4 reveals this is how Leslie and Trish became friends: Leslie was a Shrinking Violet and an outcast in college while Trish was a jaded Alpha Bitch who was sick and tired of being Surrounded by Idiots who were only near her because she was still popular. After talking and finding common ground 'cause they both liked Lady Peg, they agree to share a flat and the rest is history. And so is Trish.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has matching blue hair and eyes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Usually, especially when dealing with others' issues.
  • Defiant Captive: Once she's with Khal, she does everything in her power to escape, even if there's honestly no place to go. Still, considering everything that has happened to her in less than two days, it's clear Leslie at this point no longer feels safe with anyone, much less a wolf she barely knows.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Not fully, but Issue #4 onwards is a tug war between Leslie staying strong and sane or crumbling in the face of the many miseries she's suffered.
  • Enemy Within: Besides being the reincarnation of Bes, a Tijoux legend, Leslie also possesses The Albino's spirit within due to a soul bonding occurring during the Mutual Kill of both supposed lovers. Rather than just having dreams about her past life, she can sense the wolf's influence and powerful guidance pulling at her. One way or the other, she can summon his spirit by submitting to his will at the cost of being overcome with his spirit. Leslie is clearly less than thrilled with being entrusted with "such gift", not the least ´cause her survival (and others') depends on her keeping a lid on this through sheer willpower.
  • Fangirl: Of Lady Peg. She has many of her records, listens to her songs constantly. Hell, that's how she and Trish started bonding.
  • Fag Hag: Downplayed. She's friends with Derek, who works with her and is gay, and they clearly trust each other. That being said, there are limits neither will tolerate from the other: Leslie, fearing reprisal from the government and because she doesn't want to, won't marry Derek's boyfriend to evade taxes and Derek won't stand for Leslie talking bad of Interspecies Romances. There's also the fact Derek is Leslie's only male friend and he's Straight Gay.
  • Frame-Up: As a result of The Con Within A Con, Leslie is drugged during a supposed date and passes out. While it's unclear whether or not The Glance wanted her taken at that moment, Leslie is framed instead for Trish's murder (who had been killed because of her discovery of the existence of Tijoux and the legend of the Albino) in order to isolate her and keep the truth from getting to her.
  • Friendless Background: Leslie didn't have her best years during high school. She was considered an outcast and outright insulted for her hair color, her species, her meekness and her weight. It's even implied Trish was her first real friend.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Trish until she's killed.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Just look at her! Such a cute look!
  • Interrupted Intimacy: Twice in Issue #1, courtesy of Trish.
    • She's awaken from a steamy Erotic Dream by Trish to get her to work and finds herself making out with her pillow.
    • She takes a nice steamy bath after work and slips back into her interspecies fantasies to "relax", only for Trish to walk in as Les is French kissing a glass.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Cute as a button and snarky, Leslie's disposition and relatable problems are wrapped with a sensuous ribbon by possessing a true rubenesque knockout body and curves. She's got the most nude scenes in the comic and her naked body is drawn in glorious detail.
  • Security Cling: Tries to do this to Khal after experiencing a particularly bad Grand Theft Me by the Albino. Khal shrugs off, admitting he can do little to comfort or help her, even if she still feels she can't do it by herself after what has happened.
  • Shrinking Violet: Up until college. She's gotten better since, although she keeps most of her attitude to herself when surrounded by assholes like her boss Mr. Hans.
  • Stereotype Flip: Pigs are usually portrayed as filthy, uneducated, dumb and unpleasant and are usually associated with men. Leslie is gorgeous, intelligent, a bit shy and a woman, although it doesn't stop her from receiving insults and mockery from others as a result of her race.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She loves sushi. In her birthday, Trish makes sure to bring some from SushiSauro as dinner.
  • Unlucky Everyman: Gender Flipped. Leslie is smart and resourceful, but not particularly lucky, especially in matters that are out of her depth.
  • Weight Woe: It's heavily implied that Les has an eating disorder as a way to cope with depression.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: And it's the color she was born with, too, being the result of a birth defect. It's implied that she has blue hair as a result of being the reincarnation of The Albino's bride, who also had blue hair.

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    Khal 

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An albino white wolf who resembles Leslie's dream wolf lover and is following Leslie for some mysterious reason, which might linked to the conspiracy surrounding her.


  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: Had them since childhood with a good grasp of how to use them, making them his weapon of choice as a bonafide Nature Hero.
  • Always with You: After delivering a Tough Love speech about standing up for herself since no one can do it for her at this point, he gives Leslie something to cheer her up: a Christmas photo of her friends and some black lipstick, like Trish would often recommend her to use. As far as he says, those are the memories she has to keep and will always be with her even if only in spirit. It's implied he often does this regarding his deceased family.
  • Anti-Hero: Pragmatic and willing to use his claws to kill if ready, yet working for a noble cause intent on stopping the Albino and protective of Leslie.
  • Arrested for Heroism: More for defense and since he is willing to be brutal, it's not quite for heroism either, but he couldn't explain anything to the police even if he tried. Still, had he been there when Leslie was ambushed, at least she would have escaped.
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: It's not easy handling a nervous, paranoid and frightened woman in the back of a truck when you can't even tell her where they're going.
  • The Big Bad Shuffle: Khal spends Issue #1-3 in the shadows, wearing a hoodie, standing and looking menacingly in the background and following Leslie closely, which could fool a newcomer into thinking he's the main antagonist of the comic. His hidden appearance and being arrested by the police for following Leslie and carrying a gun only makes him look guiltier. Then, it's revealed he's not following Leslie just because he's obsessed with her, he's trying to reach her to warn her about the danger closing on to her. Specifically The Glance and, by extension, her date Jones.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The Brooding Boy to Leslie's Gentle Girl.
  • Byronic Hero: Rude yet calm and even tempered and carrying his dark past in Tijoux every single day of his life, Khal ticks enough boxes to qualify for this trope.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He's had a pretty rough life. As it turns out, being the live image of the Albino made Khal an outsider back in Tijoux. Just as opinion was changing on him due to being a well-respected warrior, a murder occurred for which he was blamed. A mob formed, killing his parents and chasing him and his little sister out of town.
  • Deadpan Snarker: This line pretty much seals it.
    Look at that, a pig in slop. Way to play in the stereotype.
  • Deuteragonist: Halfway Issue#4 onwards.
  • Good All Along: He couldn't have looked more suspicious if he had tried, but ultimately Khal turns out to be a decent guy in spite of everything.
  • Good Counterpart: As well as Foil to The Albino and Jones.
    • He's the great grandson of The Albino and has been hounded for it for as long as he can remember. He resembles him in every single way, except personality: Khal, no matter how bad the world has treated him, has only gotten more cynical and cautious without losing his compassion and tries to take care of the people in his life. The Albino often sacrificed his brides no matter how much he loved them.
    • Jones looks good. Khal looks scary. Khal prefers to dress casually and do what needs to be done without much fanfare, Jones dresses as dapper as possible and often has his temper and entitlement get the better of him. It's especially noticeable regarding their relationship with Leslie: Khal's frustration and desire to protect her are hindered by how upfront he is about it with Les with a bond growing gradually, with only brief hints of a possible romance; Jones used his charm and attitude to get Les's guard down and becomes infatuated with the idea of having her at any cost.
  • Heroic Albino: In contrast with his predecessor, The Albino, Khal is a bit rough around the edges, but a good guy who has paired with La Résistance.
  • I See Dead People: He can see the Albino's spirit clinging to Leslie.
  • In the Hood: Wore a hoodie that concealed his face until the end of Issue #4.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He comes off as abrasive, paranoid, sardonic and a little too violent, especially before and just after encountering Leslie. But he's also trying to protect her from being taken over by The Albino and used by The Glance.
  • Natural Weapon: Uses his claws as weapons to deadly effect.
  • Nature Hero: Courtesy of being a former hunter back in Tijoux.
  • Noble Wolf: He worked very hard to establish this image back in Tijoux, courtesy of the bad reputation The Albino left. Even with all the misunderstandings involving him, he hasn't quit being a stand-up guy. Just be careful of that sour aftertaste.
  • No Name Given: His name was unrevealed until Issue#5, where we learned that his name is "Khal".
  • Reincarnation: Is apparently the reincarnation of the wolf, whom the Cultists call "The Albino", that Leslie sees in her past life, but claims that he isn't "that bastard".
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Maybe, but then again, his main reason to follow Leslie was check for any unwanted attention. The one time he was caught by the police, Leslie was framed for murder.
  • Super Strength: Being the reincarnation of The Albino grants him with unnatural strength, as he breaks out of jail by tearing out the cell's bars and easily shatters a knife with his bare hands.
  • White Wolves Are Special: Zigzagged by showing the pros and cons. Due to the Albino's reputation, Khal's peculiar look (read:white fur) made him victim of the town's suspicions. Worse, due to his genuine descendance from the wolf's lineage, he also inherited a supernatural strength and claws so sharp they could cut through the night. He couldn't touch or get close to anything lest he could hurt them and the town wasn't about to test that theory. Only after learning from the Shaman did he finally learned how to handle his abilities and put them to use in a beneficial way, becoming a natural hunter. Still, a murder occurred in the rightly wrong circumstances and the paranoia boiled over. This is notable during his and Leslie's Misery Poker talk, where he can't help but discuss how horrible his life has been and how his appearance and abilities have caused nothing but grief because of who he's associated with.

    Pif 

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A cat-sized raptor-like creature and Leslie's pet.


  • All Animals Are Dogs: Technically a raptor, but acts more like a dog in all but species. He also shows some feline characteristics like purring. However it may act, it's certainly not like a dinosaur.
  • Cool Pet: A Fun Size raptor with dog-like loyalty and cat-like traits.
  • Domesticated Dinosaurs: Yeah, he's domesticated, all right.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Leslie. Pif is always with her and after things go south, he always tries to fend off possible threats.

Secondary Characters

    Trish Friha 

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A female mouse and Leslie's best friend and roommate.


  • Academic Alpha Bitch: As she explained to Leslie in their first real conversation, Trish has many lackeys, not "friends", because she always got the best grades in school.
  • Best Friend: To Leslie, since college.
  • The Con Within A Con: Trish is killed because she is close to Leslie and knows too much, but The Glance, with the help of Jones, frames Leslie for her murder to isolate her, using Leslie's hidden Interspecies Romance tendencies to portray her as a Psycho Lesbian who murdered Trish for not reciprocating.
  • Cool-Kid-and-Loser Friendship: Surprisingly, Issue #4 reveals this is how Leslie and Trish became friends: Leslie was a Shrinking Violet and an outcast in college while Trish was a jaded Alpha Bitch who was sick and tired of being Surrounded by Idiots who were only near her because she was still popular. After talking and finding common ground 'cause they both liked Lady Peg, they agree to share a flat and the rest is history. And so is Trish.
  • Death by Woman Scorned: Invoked. Trish's death is pinned on Leslie, exploiting her latent interspecies attraction, and is painted as an (unreciprocated) lovers' spat. It works so much, even her parents believe it and demonize Leslie for it.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Decoy Deuteragonist, to be precise. Trish starts suspecting Leslie's dream might be something else and launches her own investigation: she visits a library for a book on interspecies relationships and meets Ms. Weigold, who recommends one of her favorite stories written by someone named Gambots, about a place called Tijoux. This eventually leads her to meet with him and find out it's not a story, it's a journalistic recount of a real place. Then, she's killed for that information.
  • Deuteragonist: From Issue #1 to #3.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Leslie until her death.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Downplayed during her college years but she was reasonably popular in high school, enough that several high school acquaintances continued hanging out with her because of it. Also her third meeting with Leslie is amiably obnoxious.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: Her death marks the point at which a story about a girl trying to navigate a utilitarian society's marriage and sex laws starts to become a lot more.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: She's killed off-panel before the end of Issue 3.
  • They Know Too Much: While digging up info on Leslie's dream, she learns of the existence of Tijoux, a society that encourages Interspecies Romance, and she's killed by the cult to keep it a secret.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: All she wanted to do was try and find out why Leslie's been having her recurring Erotic Dream. And it ended up getting her killed.
  • Walking Spoiler: There's a reason why most of her entries are blocked out.

    Derek 

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A male goat and Leslie's friend and co-worker.


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    Saya 

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  • Ambiguously Related: As she explains to Leslie Khal's backstory, she mentions he had a sister with whom he escaped. Considering their close relationship and the resemblance of the baby with Saya, it's implied (but not confirmed) they're brother and sister.
  • The Lancer: To Khal and Carol.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: In the name of pragmatism, Saya asks Carol whether it's easier to just kill Leslie if she being overtaken by The Albino is such a problem. Carol answers it's not out of the question, but the benefits of Bes, Leslie's past life, returning might be worth it.

Antagonists

    The Glance 

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    Jones 

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A handsome male pig and Leslie's date after being applied for the Reproduction Program. Turns out he's an evil member of a diabolical cult.


  • Bad Date: Like you have no idea. It ends with Jones drugging Leslie and framing her for murder. The next day, he murders her friend, Derek, in front of her.
  • Beauty Is Bad: He's an attractive male pig who happens to be a member of a nefarious cult, and is responsible for the deaths of Trish and Derek.
  • Break the Haughty: Briefly, when he fails to capture Leslie again and has to answer to his father, Jones is sweating profusely and very nervous. The way his father talks about coasting on family reputation and how he should worry about how useless he is being implies some worrisome punishments should he fail again.
  • The Heavy: The Glance prefers to look around the shadows like a mythic, omniscient figure and leaves most of the dirty work to Jones, who gladly executes it. Leslie has had a few rundowns with him, but it wasn't up until Issue #6, he found out he was working for The Glance.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: In spite of himself, he has developed a possessive crush on Leslie and frequently tries to ambush her into submission whenever he confronts her. The way he switches on and off during their date and drugs her imply consent may not even be in the equation...
  • I Want Them Alive: As he tries to capture Leslie, one of his henchmen impulsively shoots at her when she tries to escape. Jones chastises the henchman for almost killing her, because The Glance wants Les alive. Of course, there may be other reasons...
  • Jerkass: Smug, abrasive and willing to harm anyone who dares question him, man or woman.
  • Overlord Jr.: Issue #6 reveals his father is head of Recovery Center for Anti-Nature Deviants and a sadistic Absolute Xenophobe glorified torturer who expects his son to follow The Glance's orders and insults him all the while.
  • Servile Snarker: To his "Master", The Glance, whom he clearly disrespects.
  • Slasher Smile: When he gets serious. And it is pretty unnerving.
  • Smug Snake: His smile doesn't change once he's revealed as a villain. It just makes him look more like a punchable bastard.
  • Stalker with a Crush: He appears to have some creepy fixation with Leslie, since in Issue 5, he makes a female pig wear a wig that resembles Leslie's hair, and angrily kicks her out of bed when she takes it off.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He desperately wants to prove himself to his father.

     Mr. Jones 

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Nicholas Jones's father, head of the Recovery Center for Anti-Nature Deviants and in cahoots with The Glance to capture Leslie Blair and expand the anti-interspecies propaganda.


  • Abusive Parents: Not in an overt way, but it's clear he expects Jones to follow his and The Glance's orders and get privileges for the family to get to the top and when he fails, he makes abundantly clear he's his son only as long as he shows an aptitude for it and a way to live up to his namesake. He also insists he doesn't call him "Dad" unless it's for something else other than calling in favors or trying to earn forgiveness.
  • Absolute Xenophobe: Best exemplified in his interrogations: rather than letting a poor soul off after the "treatment", he comes in and asks her personal questions about how regretful she must be feeling over her "affair" and then proceeds to torture her psychologically over her misdeeds and how much it won't hurt to take her chip off. Through his grinding teeth, it's clear he's restraining himself from calling her "scum" for frolicking with other species.
    Maybe you're afraid 'cause you know you're a bad apple. [...] People like you never truly change. NEVER.
  • Ambition Is Evil: He's involved with The Glance to gain more control over the city.
  • Ax-Crazy: A high-functioning example: he's grinning like a maniac during treatments but he acts coolly during reunions.
  • Cruel Mercy: Once they finish, the patients can go...but not before getting a chip and a brand in the most painful way imaginable that will mark them as "deviants" to society for the rest of their lives.
  • Exalted Torturer: He takes a sadistic enjoyment out of watching how individuals get rehabilitated...and more when they get branded to exclude them form the rest of society.
  • Expy: A O'Brien in a more fitting skin.
  • Fat Bastard: Downplayed. He's slightly stout and earns this by virtue of being a pig and a repulsive person.
  • The Sociopath: As part of his Establishing Character Moment. Real or fake love for his son besides, he's clearly a sadistic bastard who can and will destroy a person's life with a swish of his hand and a smile and later dismiss it as doing his job, all for the sake of acquiring more power and grow within a cause he doesn't even truly believe in and provides him with a daily dose of torture kicks.
  • Villain Has a Point: Deconstructed. During the interrogation, he calls out his patient for trying to bluff her way out, insisting it wasn't long ago she called him "a piece of shit" and attacked a nurse. Normally, these could be seen as fair points to take into account when running a facility, but since he is a paid psycho who forces people to repress themselves with threats of torture and would probably find a way to satisfy his urges somewhere else if not, any good point he makes plans in comparison to his brutal actions.
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