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Griefer Belt is a webcomic by Kali de Wild.

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Griefer Belt is a slice of life series about queer criminals in the black market.

Scott works for a black market company that deals in harvesting and trading human organs. His boss and partner (in crime), Lars Van Allen, is heir to the organization but lacks certain abilities to properly run a business.


Griefer Belt provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Affably Evil: Scott and Addie are pretty chill people. Almost makes you forget that they're both full time employees of a black market company and regularly kill people.
  • Bad-Guy Bar: The bar the gang goes to in chapter one. Based on the fact the guys running it have beef with Lars, and the general state of the world, it's likely they're no saints either.
  • Crapsack World: There's a lot of contract killing and organ harvesting going on.
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  • Creator Cameo: The creator, along with their friends, friends' Original Characters, and Patreon backers, often appear as extras and crowd fillers.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Lars and Scott in chapter 2.
  • Fate Worse than Death: At one point, Lars knocks out one of their marks and aims to butcher him alive for a cannibal customer, noting that it's good that their mark's pulse is calm since "the meat is better on the palate when he's not scared". Considering that Lars makes a point of telling Scott that the neighbors are out before they begin, he's probably not expecting their victim to stay unconscious the whole way through.
  • The Family That Slays Together: The Belt is a family business, run by the Van Allans.
  • Gayngster: Only Lars and Scott confirmed so far, but the comic sells itself as being about queer criminals, so there will likely be many more.
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  • Guyliner: All part of the uniform, apparently.
  • I Am A Humanitarian: Mr. Cowen, the Belt's best customer.
  • Legitimate Businessmen's Social Club: The Belt uses a thrift shop as its front. Word of God states that's how they get rid of items they "find on the job".
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: At the start of chapter 2, Lars and Scott free a hostage they didn't know would be there. Lars does tell her to send a tip afterwards (the hostage's father is stated to be a mob boss).
  • Organ Theft: The Belt's primary source of income.
  • Professional Killer: The Griefers working for The Belt get their money by taking hits and selling organs. More than likely, others in the same field will probably show up.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Scott and Addie don't seem to share Lars' enthusiasm for murder, but they'll still do it.
  • Slice of Life: What the comic is advertised as, albeit with people involved in black market details.
  • Villain Protagonist: The employees of The Belt- Lars, Scott, and Addie- are our "heroes" in the story. They make black market deals for a living.
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