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Anarchy Dreamers is an Urban Fantasy Webcomic set in a world where death often means a second chance at life.

As some of the apparent victims of a terrible tragedy, Tabbi O'Malley and her friends have reawakened as Dreamwalkers, young people whose untimely deaths have resulted in their rebirth and superhuman abilities. In the aftermath of a mysterious tragedy, the students of Sacred Heart High just want things to go back to normal.

Walking the line between life and death, they can now see the physical manifestations of other people’s nightmares in real life, reality-warping monsters created from fears, problems, and trauma, are wreaking havoc on the school community, possessing Dreamwalkers, making a normal life impossible. These students take Nightmare fighting into their own hands, even at the risk of expulsion or arrest from the law. Despite their new abilities, physical changes, and memory loss, Tabbi and her friends try to return to their normal lives as best the can, but with little luck... That is until a shapeshifting goose in 3D glasses offers them some assistance.

The series was created by New York-based cartoonist Emily Ree. There are 10 issues as of 2023, which have been collected into 2.5 print volumes. In addition to the regular ongoing webcomic, there's also a romance side series called Marshmallow Horns, and several other zines and mini-comics made by the same creator.

A current side story features the Anarchy Dreamers cast in a 5-issue comic called "Chase Me" backed on Kickstarter. It stars the main cast of Anarchy Dreamers playing a game of tag in a cemetery at night with Nightmares lurking around.

Currently both Chase Me and Marshmallow Horns are both being uploaded to Webtoon.

Anarchy Dreamers is a continuation of Emily Ree's Koji Takahashi Stops the World which ran from 2010 to 2013 on theduckwebcomics.com. (KTSTW for short). Anarchy Dreamers continues the story from where KTSTW ends


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  • Adults Are Useless: Zigzagged. Authorities, parents, and teachers and staff have created laws to prevent nightmare fighting, and they are said to be dealing with nightmares off-screen, but much of the nightmare fighting is done by the main cast.
  • Aerith and Bob: Most of the main cast have names that are relatively common (Cecelia, Tabbi, Luna) and ones that are pretty rare for an American setting (Devlin, Tadgh, Koji, Crow). For Tadgh and Devlin, their names are of Irish origin whereas Koji is Japanese-American. Crow however is a nickname, his real name is "David-Anthony".
    • In the O'Malley family household all of the kids except Tabbi/Tabitha have uncommon unique culturally-Irish names: older sister Róisín (pronounced Row-Sheen), Tabbi's twin brother Tadgh (pronounced Tie-GUH one syllable, like "Tiger" without the R), and younger sister Áine (pronounced Awn-hay like Anya; her family also calls her Annie), and then there's Tadgh's twin sister Tabbi is short for Tabitha.
    • When questioned by Tadgh in the Irish Names, Part 2 comic, the parents say they wanted to give their kids family names. When asked why Tabitha has 'the one not-Irish name', their mom says she never had a family and was pulled out of foster system by a group of nuns and wanted to honor them with a name related to them, specifically based on the Sisters of Saint Dorcas (Tabitha is another name Saint Dorcas has). Tabitha was almost gonna be named Dorcas if not for the cat puns around Tabbi cat and "Tige".
  • All Guys Want Cheerleaders: This very much applies to artsy nerd Koji, who has a giant crush on cheerleader main character Tabbi O'Malley (who also feels the same way about him) Even cheerleaders are into the cheerleaders too.This also applies to school news reporter/cheerleader Sissy who joined cheerleading because of her crush on fellow cheerleader Luna
  • Alternate Timeline: In KTSTW, Koji's time power shenanigans creates one with numerous changes including a major one being he and Tabbi are dating now. But it also leads to her disappearing and going to Another Dimension.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Devlin calls Tadgh "Horny"; Koji at one point says to Tabbi "Don't die, cutie pie."
  • Always Save the Girl: In KTSTW, Koji Takahashi does in fact stops the world as well as all of time and at the cost of exploding his own soul all to save Tabbi from dying in a Nightmare attack. It takes the Dream God's Cosmic Retcon to set time right again.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Olga and Luna. This extends to other dreamers, including background characters too.
  • Ancestral Name: The O'Malley kids' names are all culturally Irish names based on family names, with Tabbi's name Tabitha being the sole exception.
  • Animesque: Zigzagged, the art style shares traits with both early 2000s thick outline geometric/angular western animated cartoons and the Moe stylings of Japanese manga and anime. Influences from several anime and male designs inspired by American cartoons can be found through out the series primarily having design similarities to Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt , a Japanese anime known for an art style influenced by American cartoons.
  • Animal Motifs: An interesting example, Sissy uses her Dreamwalker shapeshifting abilities to brand herself with images of deer, especially fauns, but the actual comic narrative connects her to spiders with her ability to grow multiple arms. It's because she admires/attracted to Luna and is doing it to get her attention, but doesn't realize how doing so hurts her feelings.
  • Art Evolution: KTSTW started in 2011 and has a manga styled artwork with realistic coloring and shading but the art style would later change to more cartoony, geometric, and stylized as time goes on. The coloring in AD is a lot more vivid and dynamic than before with more stylish action and dynamic perspective being visible.
    • The side story mini comic "Chase Me" features an art style that combines the stylized look of Anarchy Dreamers with a polished and detailed stylings of KTSTW's manga-like influences, such as more details on the hair, clothes, and body proportions of the characters.
  • Art Shift: KTSTW has a thin outline, sketchy line work manga-inspired art style. Anarchy Dreamers has a slightly thicker outlines, angular/geometric shape facial and body structures, and more stylized art designs creating a more "cartoon-y" art style with influences from Japanese manga and anime. KTSTW has more subdued "realistic" colors whereas Anarchy Dreamers has more saturated and lively colors reminiscent of pop art.
  • Asian and Nerdy: Downplayed example; Koji Takahashi has nerdy traits, but his interests lie more in artwork rather than academia. His grades are shown to be inconsistent but this more from skipping classes and not really trying in school.
  • Attending Your Own Funeral: This was the case for many students who were brought recently back to life as Dreamwalkers after the Sacred Heart Incident on November 6th . They were attending their own candle-lit vigils dedicated to them and their deceased peers who also came back as Dreamwalkers.
  • Author Appeal: Creator Emily Ree has a fascination with Irish names and gave several characters of Irish descent unique and uncommon Irish names based around this.
  • Axes at School: Tabbi can casually create/pull out knives from her soul at any time. Including at school or on school grounds.
It is still unknown who this shooter was but Koji questions how one shooter could kill off 170 students and thinks someone is hiding the truth, implying the shooter is supernatural in origin . By the start of Anarchy Dreamers months later, the November 6th incident remains unsolved .
  • On Page 115-2, its revealed that something that looks like Cecelia was responsible for the shooting. Or at least that's the form it took.
Despite this, he's seen to be on the side of the main characters. he's the one who created a Cosmic Retcon to bring everyone back to life at the climax of KTSTW and is implied to be a force holding back some vague malevolent force.
  • Genki Girl: Tabbi is very enthusiastic and optimistic especially compared to her peers. Though she is a lot more rough and tumble compared to most examples
  • Garage Band: In the Pepperoni Quattro zine, Devlin, Crow, and Tadgh start a band with little to know experience singing. Devlin says she's an excellent singer and is an alto, which some people treat like a personality disorder. Crow says that it is, which pisses her off enough to him him.
  • Giant Spider: A Nightmare possessed Cecelia turns into one after stress involving a story she wrote for the school paper not being received well. She wrecks havoc outside of the school on the night of their Saint Day School Festival in the gym. She turns back to normal with the help from Koji and Tabbi. Though she still tries puts them under citizen's arrest because what they did was illegal.
  • Girl Next Door: In KTSTW, Tabbi has shades of this character type and literally lives right next door to Koji in the suburbs. In Anarchy Dreamers, Tabbi and Koji live in the same apartment building as each other with Tabbi living below him. this is one of the many minor changes in between the timelines after the Dream god's Cosmic Retcon
  • Girly Bruiser: Tabbi especially. She's a Wide-Eyed Idealist Genki Girl who won't hesitate to fight Nightmares herself.
  • Guilty Pleasures: When Devlin makes fun of Koji's new haircut and compares him to a KPOP singer, Koji casually insinuates that Devlin, a self-proclaimed punk rock girl, listens to mainstream pop music. She immediately gets defensive over being on the receiving end now.
  • Hair Colors: Tabbi has pink and blue hair. Her status as a Dreamwalker and her history or dying her hair in KTSTW makes it hard to tell if if this is her new natural hair color or if she just dyed it those colors like in the old universe.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Devlin can flare up pretty easily. Not helped by her fire powers flaring up when her mood gets heated.
  • Half-Identical Twins: Tabbi and Tadhg are twin siblings; though their Dreamer appearances don't make them look that similar
  • Handicapped Badass: Even with a right leg in a cast, Crow is still capable of fighting nightmares beside his friends with his Shock and Awe powers and even uses his walking crutch to shoot electricity.
  • The Heartless: Nightmares that possess people to turn them into monsters and warp reality are created from fears, problems, and trauma that people have.
  • Hikikomori: Koji's older sister Sayomi is a borderline shut-in who barely interacts with her family outside of leaving passive-aggressive to flat out aggressive sticky notes around the house. Though unlike most examples she does work a part-time job in food service.
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager: All of the main cast have shown interest in someone, but especially Koji and Tadgh. Koji has erotic dreams about Tabbi in both KTSTW and Anarchy Dreamers. Tadgh gets easily flustered by Devlin's suggestive teasing. Devlin also nicknames Tadgh "Horny" for his "tiny devil horns" and his obvious attraction for her. In a guest comic he's imagined her as a Dominatrix.
  • Horned Humanoid: Most Dreamerwalkers have horns or head protrusion of some kind to indicate their status as awakened Dreamers. Tabbi, Tadgh, Dimitri all have small "devil horns" on their head; Luna has deer antlers; Miho has fox/cat like ears; Mateo has puppy dog-like ears sticking out of his head. Devlin doesn't have horns but flame horns appear when her fire powers combust. Not every dreamer has head protrusions though. Crow and Koji have abilities and can have facial changes but do not possess the horns similar to their peers.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Cecelia invites much of the main cast to talk about Nightmare sightings but is implied to just want to hang out with them because she thinks they're cool.
  • Imaginary Love Triangle: Several people at school think Tabbi has competition with Miho Miyamoto for Koji's affection. Tabbi is seen getting a little jealous when Miho spends time around Koji. However, its pretty clear that while Koji does get flustered around Miho, he's pretty clearly attracted to Tabbi.
  • Immediate Self-Contradiction: Tabbi invites all her friends to discuss Cecelia wanting to talk to them, she says "I've gathered all of you here so we can discuss this like grown-ups." Cut to everything at the lunch room table acting immature.
  • Injured Limb Episode: Downplayed example; Crow has a broken leg due to an off-screen incident involving a nightmare-possessing family member and getting hit by a bus. He's had his right leg in a cast and has been on crutches since the start of Anarchy Dreamers. He even has it on his cast bio page and subsequent side stories. While it hasn't let him compete in sports, it's not debilitating enough to make him stop go after Nightmares with his friends.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Tadgh is this for Devlin. He frequently puts himself down with his doubts that Devlin would like him. Even after its already confirmed she likes him and they begin dating as a couple, he still has self-worth issues and insecurities about being loved back. These insecurities almost transform him into a nightmare if not for Devlin's interference.
  • Intangibility: One of Koji's secondary powers. He can physically phase himself and other people with him through and physical matter in this intangible state. Unfortunately, he can sometimes unintentionally phase through objects when he doesn't want to or when he's not concentrating.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Tabbi and Tagh have difficulty remembering the events that happened a year ago due to their status as recently awakened dreamers. Although in their case, their memory loss has lasted more than others. Tabbi can't recall her last birthday despite being shown photographic evidence and Tadgh has lose some reading comprehension and has to keep up. Several of the main cast also have forgotten events that happened a year ago Much of these memories are events from the old universe before the Dream God used a Cosmic Retcon to recreate the universe as it is now.
  • Light Is Not Good: Two little Angel Nightmares seen in the graveyard are wrecking havoc. Later they appear again, causing chaos at Tabbi's Birthday/Saint Day party at Alexa's home. It's implied they serve a more dangerous threat.
  • Loving Bully: Downplayed example. Before they started, Devlin had a hard time expressing herself around Tadgh and would frequently tease him and punch him in the arm after every other remark she gave him. All of this to cover up her feelings for him. After they started dating, she became something of a Trickster Girlfriend who still engages in Romantic Ribbing.
  • The Main Characters Do Everything: The main cast Wake Up, Go to School & Save the World while at the same time making time to plan for holidays, school events, the school clubs/hobbies, their part-time jobs, make time for families, and more.
  • Male Gaze: There are several moments where we see the world through the perspective of Koji and Tadgh. Since both of them are HormoneAddledTeenagers they have at times made glances at Tabbi and Devlin respectively due to their crushes on them.
  • Mass Super-Empowering Event: The Sacred Heart Incident. An unknown shooter kills 170 students at Sacred Heart Academy happening at the same time Koji activates his time-stop powers and freezes the entire world and all of time at the expense of his soul exploding to save Tabbi. The Dream God makes a deal with antagonistic entity to put in a Cosmic Retcon to remake the world and revive everyone killed, creating the Anarchy Dreamers world. All 170 students come back to life as Dreamwalkers, with supernatural abilities and are targeted by Nightmares.
  • Meaningful Rename: Played with, with something rather mundane. In the Anarchy Dreamers universe, honey is referred to as "bee-goop" this is one of the many changes that happened after the Cosmic Retcon that created the world as it is now. Characters that call it honey see this as hints of a cosmic change and are slowly getting memories from the old timeline.
    • Some characters are named differently in the Anarchy Dreamers timeline. Crow Politucci and is now named Crow Pallatucci. Devlin Owens is now Devlin Olsen.
  • The Medic: Tadgh fulfills this role due to his healing regenerative powers on himself and other people. He's also patches up his friends with bandages too with a first aid kit he carries on him.
  • Move in the Frozen Time: Koji does this when he stops time. Anything or anyone he touches before activating his time-stop powers can also do this in stopped time.
  • Multi-Armed Multitasking / Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Cecelia with her ability to grow multiple arms. Usually multitasking between finding stories for the school news or conspiracy theories.
  • Mundane Utility: Crow's power allows him to generate electricity, but most people at school know him as "the best darn phone charger Sacred Heart has ever seen." When he first got his electric powers, he did fry a few of his peers' phones when he overdid the charging. He offered to buy replacement phones for them.
    • Dimitri uses his floating abilities to get high angle photography pics for the school paper.
  • Nerd Action Hero: Koji is an awkward, artsy [[Geek geek]] steps up to face unusual supernatural phenomena in both KTSTW and later face those same unusual forces in the form of Nightmares in Anarchy Dreamers.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: Koji said his grandparents were counterculture and that he, like them by blood, are "citizens of the world, embracing his artistic side through them.
  • Occidental Otaku: Koji has been shown to draw in a manga-art style for his art in KTSTW and Anarchy Dreamers.
    • Tabbi has been shown to draw in chibi art style and has taken an interest in cosplay. For a class, she had to sew together an outfit, so she chose the main character's outfit her favorite anime "Sayonara Nyanko". She later wears this outfit as a costume for Saint Dorcas Day Eve.
    • Dialogue from Cecelia and Fatima implies that they're also fans of "Sayonara Nyanko" too.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: In both the introductions to KTSTW and Anarchy Dreamers, Devlin has an interest and fascination with vomit and barfing as a self-described enthusiast. She especially likes when Koji feels nauseous from his time-stopping power because he has "vomit-splosions". She gets him oyster crackers to help with his stomach. According to her in KTSTW, Koji once threw up on the tilt-a-whirl ride at Six Flags Amusement park.
  • Not Quite Flight: Dimitri has the ability to float but its never categorized as flying or levitation.
  • One Head Taller: Koji is 6 feet tall and is at lead a head taller than most other people.
  • Off Screen Reality Warp: The entire series is a continuation of Koji Takahashi Stops the World, with much of the world changed by the Dream God in order to bring everyone who died back to life and in doing creates numerous changes that created the setting of the AD timeline that we know.
  • Only Sane Man: Tadgh is the voice of reason, or rather voice of reluctance in the main group.
    • Koji also has shades of this sometimes
  • Opposites Attract: Nearly all of the main cast pairings that have signs of mutual attraction have contrasting personalities: Outgoing Tabbi with reserved Koji; Brash and confident Devlin with non-confrontational and insecure Tadgh; jovial Crow with melancholic Dimitri, and intrepid Cecelia with standoffish Luna.
  • Past-Life Memories: Tabbi and Tadgh, lose a bunch of memories from a year ago and its taking them a long time to gain them back. Part of the memories they lost are old memories from the KTSTW timeline as well as new memories in the Anarchy Dreamers timeline. Tabbi and Koji gains some of these back after they share a Big Damn Kiss in a costume shop
  • Perky Goth: Tabbi has shades of this. The general aesthetic of Anarchy dreamers is self-described as "soft pastel goth/pop punk"
  • Passive Aggressive: Koji's sister Sayomi is this, leaving post-it notes around the house berating people, especially Koji over minor things without talking to them directly. She gets shaken up when Koji uses his Time Stands Still powers and starts leaving notes of his own around the house calling out her negative behavior and traits like blaming others for her own problems.
  • Personality Powers: All dreamers ability reflect their personality or their past in some way. For example, hot-blooded Devlin has fire-conjuring powers.
  • Physical Scars, Psychological Scars: Koji has a large bite neck scar from surviving an encounter with a star Nightmare in the dream realm during the finale to KTSTW. He late encounters similar star shaped nightmares at the start of Anarchy Dreamers.
  • Police Are Useless: New York City has a Dreamer guard to take care of nightmares but they don't really do much.
  • Post-Kiss Catatonia: At the end of Marshmallow Horns Volume 1, Tadgh giving Devlin a Big Damn Kiss when he tries to salvage the mood leaves Devlin in blushing and on the verge of fainting.
  • Power Copying: After sharing a Big Damn Kiss at a costume shop, Tabbi and Koji not only regain lost memories they've forgotten, but later in the day are shown sharing their supernatural abilities together because of it. Koji has Tabbi's soul weapons summoning powers and Tabbi has Koji's phase through solid objects power.
  • Power of Creation: With her Dreamer soul abilities making her composed of glitter and knives, Tabbi can make glittery knives and blades of any kind. This includes other forms of cutlery and sharp objects, like forks for eating. And at point, a microphone to cheer up Cecelia by asking about her life.
  • Precision F-Strike: Tabbi is said to made up of "unexpected swearing".
  • Prone to Vomiting: Koji when he starts using his time-stopping powers. He gets less nauseous over time the more he practices his powers
  • The Quiet One: Dimitri when he's not cursing up a storm.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Tabbi and her fellow Dreamer friends fighting off Nightmares around the school even when it's against the law. Tabbi even calls themselves a "Ragtag Group of Rebels".
  • Raised Catholic: A lot of the main cast attend the Catholic Sacred Heart Academy and are varying degrees of religious.
    • The Pepperoni Quattro zine opens up with a page saying this comic is for you if "you're a former band kid, you were raised Catholic but now identify as a flavor of guilt-ridden bisexual witch, you listen to Dnd Podcasts but are too scared to play, or you read Anarchy Dreamers."
  • Department of Redundancy Department: In Marshmallow Horns Part 2, Koji uses his Intangibility powers to see Tabbi while she is in quarantine for her recently awakened unstable Dreamwalker status. This being the first time he's seen her as a Dreamwalker, Koji is taken aback by seeing her with horns now. So much that he keeps repeating "you have horns" on every other sentence when he reunites with her.
  • Ripple-Effect-Proof Memory: from his bio and things he's said and how he acts around others, its implied that Koji while Koji has lost memories, knows more about the past than he's letting on. That he's aware of the events from the previous KTSTW timeline that happened before the main series.
  • Romantic Ribbing: Tadgh and Devlin are currently dating and Devlin frequently teases Tadgh on a regular basis. He doesn't always appreciate it it once made an insecure Tadgh think Am I Just a Toy to You?? she was only toying with his feelings for a sick joke which almost lead to him becoming a Nightmare, only to be stopped by a Cool-Down Hug from her. Devlin tells him that she would never joke about these feelings she has for him.
  • Rugged Scar: Koji has a round bite-mark shaped scar on his neck. This was from a star-shaped nightmare that chomped on him from behind in the dream realm during the climax to KTSTW. Months after recovering in the hospital a bite mark is left behind in place of that encounter.
  • Rule-Abiding Rebel: Tadgh, he's too cautious and caring about the people around him and social issues. He's considered "rebellious" only because his sister is getting involved in Nightmare fighting. Devlin said that for someone with tiny devil horns, he should try to be more "hardcore" and less "emotional white boy".
  • Safety in Indifference: Zigzagged with Tadgh; He doesn't want to get involved in fighting nightmares because of how much of a danger it is and how it puts him, his sister, and his friends at risk and thinks it would be better to not get involved in them, but still helps them out anyway out of his concern for them. Outside of this Tadgh cares a great deal for social issues and others well-being. So much so that when he told his sister he was giving up "giving a fuck" for Lent, Tabbi did not believe him at all (with a Montage Sequence of all the times he's seen caring too much playing in her mind).
  • Sailor Fuku: Tabbi's cosplay outfit and costume for Saint Dorcas Day consists of this. It's a cosplay outfit of her favorite character from her favorite Magical Girl anime that she made for a sewing class.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Both Koji and Tabbi are this; Tadgh and Devlin too.
  • School Newspaper Newshound: Cecelia is this in spades working on both the school paper, and the school's morning TV news announcements.
    • Dimitri takes photos for school events like sports games and holiday festivals for the school newspaper
  • School Uniforms are the New Black: The main cast attends the Catholic School Sacred Heart Academy, and are usually seen wearing their school uniforms. Downplayed, they wear other outfits when not in school.
  • Self-Harm: Tadgh is implied to have self-harmed himself from cutting. This past is featured in both KTSTW and Anarchy Dreamers timelines. He still has scars on his arms, near the wrists. Tabbi is implied by flashbacks to have been entrusted to hold onto the blades and other sharp objects around the house to prevent Tadgh from hurting himself even more; its implied this past memory of responsibility is why her soul is "made up of knives." and can summon bladed weapons from them.
  • Ship Tease: Koji and Tabbi get this a lot. Cecelia and Luna get this a lot too. Crow and Dimitri and Devlin and Tadgh get this even when they are both pairings are confirmed to be dating.
  • Sickly Child Grew Up Strong: In KTSTW, Tabbi had overcame having a frail health condition when she was really young. At the start of Anarchy Dreamers, she came back to life recently and developed the ability to create blades.
  • Sir Swearsalot: Downplayed: All of the main teenage cast are pretty casual about swear words and cursing.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Tabbi can transform parts of her soul into any knife or bladed weapon she can think of.
  • Skewed Priorities: After a Nightmare-possessed version of Tabbi hugs and kisses Koji on the lips before fainting while still embracing him, Devlin asks "if the two of them are a thing now." Koji asks if this is really what she's thinking at a time like this.
  • Soul Power: All of the Dreamers supernatural abilities comes from manipulating their own resurrected Dreamer souls. For example, Tabbi's soul can be split apart and made into various forms of blades and cutlery. Other can even use these "soul blades" with no discomfort to her at all (she likens it to people tugging strands of her hair).
  • Something Else Also Rises: When Miho tries to flirt with Koji at a Saint Dorcas Day party while touching his crotch, a soul sword similar to the ones Tabbi uses protrudes out from where she touched him. It's implied that this soul sword coming out is due to Koji and Tabbi sharing a kiss earlier that day and regaining memories for each other and this is one of the effects it has on his body. One the same page, Tabbi somewhere else at the party explains that other people can use her "soul weapons" just fine and that it at most feels like a little pressure just like tugging at her hair but no pain.
  • Southern Belle: In KTSTW, when Koji tells Devlin to lie in bed next to him in order for both of them to fall asleep together as a part of his plan to fix everything, Devlin starts imitating a Southern Belle acting hysterical from "proposing to sleep with him." Koji is not amused at all.
  • Stock Shōnen Hero/ Stock Light-Novel Hero: Played with for Koji Takahashi; he has traits of the former and latter. The creator of the series says in the description of this FAQ comic that Koji was created with a shonen hero in mind. Since the character archetype comes from Japanese media, it made sense to her to make him Japanese-American. For the former trope, he isn't quite as Hot-Blooded, dense, or physically strong as other examples. For the latter trope, he has traits of being an Unfazed Everyman, has been given superpowers, some shades of snarkiness, shades of being clever mid-fight, has at least two girls showing signs of attraction towards him. For an everyman character, some also readers find him very handsome, which means he can overlap with shonen characters that are designed to be attractive pretty boys. He however unlike most examples is not in an Isekai (although this is debatable if the world you currently live in gets remade into a new one counts as an Isekai, since Isekai translates to "another world"
  • Straight Gay: Crow and Dimitri are dating each other. Neither of them are shown exhibiting any stereotypical gay mannerisms.
  • Super-Power Meltdown: In KTSTW, Koji's soul explodes from overuse of his Time Stands Still power to stop the whole world and all of time just to save Tabbi.
  • The Team Normal: Miho asks Koji if he feels like the odd one out in his group of friends since they all have powers and unique appearances since he looks the most "normal". But he assures her that he does have a cool ability and his face can glow like a TV. It's implied she already knows this and is only doing this to tease him.
  • The Tease: Devlin to Tadgh, especially after they started dating
    • Miho can be this to Koji when she tries to flirt with him.
  • Time-Freeze Trolling Spree: What Koji does the moment he gets time stopping powers in KTSTW. his overuse of this does improve his own life and help other but its at the expense of making reality unstable. He still does this in the Anarchy Dreamers though its mostly to help out his friends more than anything.
  • Time Rewind Mechanic: In KTSTW, a car crash happens activating Koji's new time stop powers. At some point, time reverses and the car crash never happens, but Koji keeps his Time Stands Still powers from this point on. Tabbi and Tadgh in the car with him don't remember the car crashing at all. This is the only time we've seen time reverse.
  • Time Stands Still: Koji Takahashi's main super power. It makes him nauseous every time he uses it, though he develops a higher tolerance the more he uses it. The events of Koji Takahashi Stops the World ends with Koji stopping the world and all of time to save Tabbi from getting killed at the expense of his own soul exploding from his unstable time power. Though with intervention from he Dream God, he universe resets into the Anarchy Dreamers universe bringing back everyone who was killed.
  • Tomboy: Devlin is this in spades being a star of the girls' softball and her boisterous punk attitude.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Devlin and Tabbi respectively have this dynamic.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Devlin default hairstyle.
  • Tomboyish Baseball Cap: Devlin with her ponytail sticking out the back; Justified; its her softball outfit.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Tabbi and her twin brother Tadgh have difficulty remembering events from a year ago specifically around their birthday on April 4. While Dreamwalkers suffer from slight amnesia after being awakened , its taken them longer than their peers to fully recover. Tabbi can't recall events despite being shown photos of her birthday and Tadgh lost some reading comprehension but he is slowly gaining it back. its implied its from the trauma they suffered at the climax to KTSTW, and Tabbi got some memories back after a Big Damn Kiss with Koji.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Anyone under the age of 25 who has experienced a traumatic event has the potential to become a Dreamwalker and gain supernatural powers
  • Troll: In Marshmallow Horns, Tadgh starts playing "Wonderwall" by Oasis on guitar which causes Devlin to laugh only for her to realize he actually is playing the song. Devlin says the joke is to not actually play the song Wonderwall due to how overplayed its become and says Tadgh, who has tiny devil horns play be more hardcore music and less "emotional white boy" music. Tadgh then starts playing "Hey there Delilah" by The Plain White T's just to annoy her even more.
  • Tsundere: Devlin has shades of this especially in Marshmallow Horns. She has difficulty expressing her feelings and has a Hair-Trigger Temper. She gets better once she actually starts being more honest with Tadgh and they start dating.
  • Urban Fantasy: The setting takes place in a modern-day Queens, NY and features resurrected teenagers with supernatural abilities. The series also explores realistic changes the inclusion of such people and abilities would have on everyday life.
  • Vampire Hickey: Non-vampiric version: Koji has a massive round bite mark scar on his neck from a star-shaped nightmare attack in the dream realm at the end of KTSTW. Months later the neck scar is still visible but he didn't change into a Nightmare from this.
  • Victim of the Week: Any Dreamwalker can by possessed by a Nightmare and turn into a monster or affect the area around them.
  • Villain-Possessed Bystander: All Nightmares try to possess Dreamwalker kids by since they are born from and prey upon their insecurities, fears, and other negative emotions. Any Dreamwalker that gets targeted by Nightmares can become this. even the main character Tabbi and others in the main cast are not immune to this.
  • Wake Up, Go to School & Save the World: What Tabbi and her friends do on a weekly basis fighting nightmares at Sacred Heart.
  • Weird World, Weird Food: The cafeteria food served the day before Saint's Day Eve is this for Tabbi.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Tabbi wants to make a difference by fighting Nightmares. Her friends call her naive and say that not everyone is her friend.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The Dream God is as powerful as it is eccentric.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: When Cecelia laments that her life isn't as interesting compared to the rest of the main cast, Tabbi creates out a microphone with her soul powers and starts acting like an interviewer talking to Cecelia as if she were a celebrity pointing out all her positive qualities and the stuff she accomplished in 24 hours.

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