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Webcomic / Cat Legend

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The Boy Who Died

Cat Legend, by Kat Santoro, is a rather unusual blend of Medieval European Fantasy and Urban Fantasy, with the narrative switching back and forth between two time periods. The comic follows the adventures of a core cast of characters which slowly expands as their places in the medieval portion of the story are revealed.

Major cast includes:

And many others whose stories are still being revealed.

Cat Legend includes examples of:

  • Anachronism Stew: A lot of things don't really fit in the (admittedly vague) time period. Some of the witches just stop caring.
  • Art Evolution: Significant change both in terms of quality and character design. Understandable when you consider how long the comic's been running.
  • Blind Seer: Mendel was a Seer before ever going blind, but retains a form of his sight even in blindness.
  • Ghost Amnesia: Cat isn't dead (anymore), but dying did take away nearly all memory of his previous life.
  • Glamour Failure: In a literal sense; some faeries in the modern-day setting, particularly Vali, seem to be having difficulty keeping their glamour going.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Sarah, with a human father and faery mother.
  • Happily Adopted: They don't get to see each other often, but Vali and adopted daughter Dee are nonetheless very close.
  • How We Got Here: As of the end of the first act, Cat's retelling of past events is revealed as the Framing Device.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Threnody, the Mad Fae of Forget, possesses the ability to induce this.
  • Mad Oracle: Not all the time, but to prophesize, Truth has to become temporarily insane.
  • No Social Skills: Dor grew up locked in his room, with no companionship but books and an occasional visit from Bing. Social skills are...lacking.
  • Tap on the Head: Subverted. When Bing hits Mercutious Nymndemise in the back of the head with a candlestick, it doesn't simply knock him out, it puts him into a coma, from which his vassals fear he may never awaken.