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Nightmare Fuel / Strong Female Protagonist

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  • Feral's plan to save the world. She speaks to some doctors about seeing if she can donate her organs multiple times using her Healing Factor. Initial tests prove a complete success, so she decides to spend the rest of her very long life on an operating table, having her organs, blood, and skin constantly removed and regenerated, pausing only briefly when doctors get tired or machines wear out. Oh, and she's immune to anesthetic. It is the most heartwarming, heroic, and horrifying thing anyone has ever seen. Alison breaks down crying when she hears the whole story, because she has no idea what to do.
    Alison: I should...I should stop her, right?'s the most heroic thing anyone's ever done, but I can't—
  • All the supers that could truly made a difference in the world (cure all sick, free energy) have been rounded up and executed, all in secrecy before the public even knew that supers existed at all.
    • The fact that individuals of that power level even exist. The "normal" biodynamic characters have all the emotional issues and screw-ups you'd expect from a bunch of teenagers. Now think of teenagers with that level of power and the fact that they're not automatically going to grow up in a warm, loving family and believe in Truth, Justice, and the American Way.
  • The main villain of Issue 5, Moonshadow. A chilling sociopath with invisibility that hunts down people. She just toys with her victims, before delivering the killing blow.
  • There's something very "off" about Paladin and her lab full of Artifical Intelligence experiments. The behavior of her creations is so completely alien from that of humans that one gets the sense that they're operating on a completely different value system. At best they come across as puzzling. At worst they're unpredictably violent and/or suicidal. And Paladin herself doesn't seem all there some of the time, veering into Sanity Slippage and seeming like she's just one lab accident away from genuine supervillainy.
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  • The first part of Chapter 5 depicts Moonshadow convincing a gang-rape victim to give up the names of her attackers so Moonshadow can kill them. This is horrifying enough on its own, but it goes deeper than that. The speech she gives the girl to convince her, combined with this page, offers the frightening implication that Moonshadow herself has been in the girl's shoes before, which is why she's targeting rapists and abusers. Yikes.
  • The end of Chapter 6. That sloooow Oh, Crap! feeling sinks into not just the class and Allison, but the reader as well. What else can Professor Gurwara's existence be defined as but pure Paranoia Fuel?
  • As a result of the above, Lisa actually starts looking for Gurwara in Chapter 7. And she finds nothing. No photos of him anywhere, no records on the school payroll or any of its systems, and still no clue how he got the real teacher to miss an entire month.
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  • Patrick's mother. She frightens him so much that she's depicted in his memories as a mostly black silhouette, and her speech bubbles are erratically shaped spiky balloons with white text. That's not even going into what she does, including killing his dog for a minor annoyance. No wonder Patrick turned out the way he did.
  • Patrick enters his mother's mind for the first time, and he sees what the mind of a clinical sociopath looks like: a barren landscape full of muted colors and abstract shapes. There are no memories of people or emotional connections. She's incapable of empathy, and people aren't real things to her. And she sees nothing wrong with this. This is just how she is.
  • Chapter 8 begins with a meeting of shady people at various points of discussion, one of them being Mr. Duval, the man who took over Patrick's company when he went underground. As soon as the meeting is over, it appears there is no more need for Mr. Duval anymore once they have the information they wanted. But how they choose to get rid of him turns out to not only be shocking, but something straight out of an alien horror flick.

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