Drawn By Pain is a free twelve-episode Web Original series mixing live action sequences and animation. It centers on Emily, a young woman whose life turned very surreal indeed after her abusive father attempted to beat her... at which point the superheroine who she drew as a distraction came to life and slaughtered him — and then her loving mother.
The creator's preferred cut can be found here, a version which is about 30% shorter than the original 12-episode series.
Drawn By Pain provides examples of:
- Bloodless Carnage: Averted, her powers work inside the victim's mind, so any hits would register as raw pain despite the animated blood spurts.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Not enough for Vulgar Humor, but enough to be (semi)realistic.
- Death by Origin Story: both of Emily's parents are killed in the first episode
- Defrosting Ice Queen
- Enemy Without: Fear and the Wolf
- Freudian Excuse
- Ominous Latin Chanting
- Power Born of Madness
- Primal Fear: The source of her powers, and the reason they start turning on her.
- Super Hero Origin: Dear God.
- Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism (decidedly on the cynical side)
- There Are No Therapists: Apparently, seeing her mother beaten to death and your (step?)father die - supposedly - of a heart attack just before doing the same to her isn't reason for Emily to have gotten professional support.
- Your Mind Makes It Real