Everett is a fantasy/noir webcomic written by Joshua Nye with not-so Conspicuous CG. It began in 2015 and is ongoing with a MWF page release schedule, except for a hiatus in the summer of 2017 (which the author worked on a mech, apparently). Its currently in the middle of an Orwellian Retcon
The story follows Chester, a mage who's magic is constrained by his haunted past, enrolls in a mage college and stumbles into the Paladin Project, a mage-enhancing program to win the Great Offscreen War. The project gets out of control and creates general mistrust towards mages to the point where they're rounded up and shipped off.
Five years later Darian, a laid-back blacksmith in a rural area of the Tyastian Empire meets the Iron Knight, a legendary hero from the war and who mysterious vanished fighting the Paladin. The two get to know one another and eventually start a rebellion against the Tyrannical Emperor Claudius. But it seems that someone else is starting to research Paladins again and Darian knows too much to just be a random bystander.
Everett contains examples of:
- Action Girl: Everett
- Action Survivor: The Iron Knight Everett too.
- All Love Is Unrequited: At least for Everett.
- Art Evolution: In late 2017 the characters started getting better hair.
- Anti-Hero: Darian
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Darian & Everett butt heads often.
- Big Bad: Emperor Claudius
- Black and Grey Morality: Darian when he is goaded into killing his terminally-suffering ex-lover and mother of his child
- Cat Girl: Everett, and Tyastians.
- Distressed Dude: Chester is abducted into the Paladin project.
- The Emperor: Claudius
- Evil Uncle: Claudius too!
- Extra Eyes: The Paladin has 16 eyes.
- FaceMonster Turn: Chester/Darian
- Great Offscreen War: Subverted. A movie was made starring the Iron Knight.
- The Hero: Everett
- Love Confession: Everett confesses to Darian, but also calls him an @sshole
- Magic A Is Magic A: To the point where one studies it as a degree, if adept in it.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: The Paladin has six limbs, two of which are abdominal and possibly vestigial.
- Nightmare Fuel: The Paladin and the process of becoming one
- Our Monsters Are Different: Tyastians are cat-eared people, and Paladins are nightmare fuel monsters.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Everett.
- Schizo Tech: There planes, machine guns and a mechanical knight fighting them with a sword.
- Secret Identity: Darian is Chester/the Paladin and Everett is the Iron Knight
- The Usurper: Everett and Claudius was to Everett's father
- Was Once a Man: The Paladin