LG15: the resistance is a Web Original Vlog Series and a From the Ashes Spin-Off of Lonelygirl15. It features the efforts of the mysterious Hymn of None as they attempt to fight against the sinister LifesBlood Labs.
Stylistically, it is quite different from lonelygirl15, both in the way it is presented - each "Chapter" is posted in the form of a weekly mini-episode, similar to a regular TV show - and in the overall tone of the program, which is somewhat darker and more action-based.
The series proper began on September 20th, 2008, but prior to that the series existed in the form of various prologue videos and an Alternate Reality Game. The series concluded on December 12th, 2008. Due to the economy, the second season has been suspended until further notice. To compensate, EQAL launched a contest to integrate a fan series into canon, which produced LG 15 The Last.
This series provides examples of:
- Apologetic Attacker: In Chapter 5, Maggie apologizes to a LifesBlood Labs security guard, who thinks she is saying sorry for running away, before kicking him to the floor.
- Cats Are Mean: In "Feline Feariousness", Reed rants about how cats are evil, manipulative, and steal souls, and finishes by urging viewers to "Get rid of your cat, before your cat gets rid of you!"
- Card-Carrying Villain: Sarah Genatiempo is revealed to have been this all along in the finale. "Hello? McFly? I'm evil! Completely and utterly evil."
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Dr. Leonard J Alderman, who doesn't hesitate to steal, kidnap, or torture providing it furthers the company's aims. He claims to be doing the world a service, but it's pretty clear he's really only interested in making a profit.
- Deadpan Snarker: Sarah.
- Dumb Blonde Subverted with Sarah. While she can be pretty ditzy (e.g., holding maps the wrong way up), she also repeatedly shows herself to be competent, manipulative, and prone to being a Deadpan Snarker. She also frequently plays up the "dumb blonde" stereotype to her advantage.
- Evil Gloating: The finale features a memorable instance of this: "Hello? McFly? I'm EVIL!"
- Eviler Than Thou: LifesBlood Labs along with the good old Order of Denderah, the Ancient Conspiracy from lonelygirl15 who don't take kindly to their new rivals. LBL don't exactly do anything to endear themselves to the Order either, as Sarah notes:Sarah: They're so bad that they're stealing from the bad guys! That's like taking candy from a baby. Who is totally evil!
- Flash Back: This makes frequent use of these to show Maggie's past.
- Gratuitous Spanish: Played straight with "Fun Things to Do in Hiding - Volume Dos!"
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Jonas in the beginning, due to everything that's happened to him in he previous series.
- Immortality Seeker: In the season finale, Sarah reveals this to be her goal.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: LifesBlood Labs, especially in chapter 12.
- Improvised Weapon: Chapter 3, "Trust Fall" includes a scene in which Jonas and Sarah fight off security guards using the camera and the Samsaran Doctrine.
- Live Episode: "Signal Lost" was originally recorded live. It appears in an edited form as a scene in Chapter 6.
- Mad Scientist Laboratory: LifesBlood Labs, and specifically Maggie's "magical place filled with wonders"
- The Mole: The finale revealed that Sarah Genatiempo was in the Order all along.
- Nerd: "Bad Decision?", Chapter 2 features "the sexy nineteen-year-old fact finder also known as... Research Nerd!" (actually Sarah with Nerd Glasses, a collared shirt and tie and her hair tied back).
- No Fourth Wall: Part of the premise of lonelygirl15 and this show, as stated by Word Of God, is that there is no fourth wall. The characters are always aware that there is an audience, and often address them directly. However, the characters do not know that they are fictional, so perhaps it would be more accurate to say that the fourth wall exists it's just transparent.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: A favourite trick of Sarah, carried over from lonelygirl15. Chapter 3 of the resistance is a good example. Furthermore, while she appears to be The Ditz a lot of the time, she's arguably the smartest member of the TAAG.
- Opening Monologue: "The fountain of youth is real, and it's in the blood of dozens of girls across the world..." This is shown over a montage of all the natural trait positive characters to appear in lonelygirl15 and KateModern.
- Peace & Love, Incorporated: LifesBlood Labs. They're not nearly so friendly when the cameras are off.
- The Power of Blood: Infusions of Trait Positive blood can extend the human lifespan considerably, but Maggie's blood grants total immortality.
- Retcon: The finale applied a couple of these to lonelygirl15, such as the revelation that Sarah was evil all along or that Jonas is a trait positive male.
- Refusal of the Call: This is how Jonas Wharton reacts when the Hymn of None attempts to persuade him to lead the Resistance in the first chapter, "A Call To Arms". In the end, the FBI turn up investigating claims that Jonas has committed acts of terrorism and murder, which forces him into action.
- Shirtless Scene: Jonas. He didn't manage to go four episodes without taking his shirt off.
- Slipknot Ponytail: Sarah does this in "Bad Decision?", when she takes her hair out of her "Research Nerd" bun.
- Split-Screen Phone Call: "A Call To Arms" plays with this effect a lot (including a bit at the end where the two cameras meet).
- Strapped to an Operating Table: Maggie is shown to have spent a lot of time strapped to an operating table in Flashbacks.
- Synthetic Voice Actor: The Hymn of None, who later revealed to be the girl in the flashbacks, Maggie.
- The Teaser: "A Call To Arms" used the original prologue trailer video as a cold opening, before fading to the Opening Monologue.
- Thanks for the Mammary: Reed does this to Sarah by accident when he runs to greet her in a dark room in chapter 12.
- The Guards Must Be Crazy: The LifesBlood Labs goons are pretty incompetent. The "Mace in Yo Face!" and "Done Dirt Cheap" incidents are particularly shameful. Although the "Mace in Yo Face" incident is justified because those weren't real LBL henchmen.