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Jared is a webcomic written and drawn by Harriet Rants.The main character is Jared A. Updale, a perpetually miserable and bitterly sarcastic Serial Killer. The story really starts when Jared meets Lilac Adams, a nineteen year old who first berates him for killing her boyfriend, and then asks him to train her to be a serial killer as well.However, it’s not all as simple as that. With constant mention of a mysterious League of Killers, the hint of an opposing faction and only brief snippets of Jared’s past, the comic takes a vicious glee in teasing about things yet to come, near constantly.The story is heavily character based, with a lot of dialogue and pages spent on just exploring their views and personalities. Despite the four most important characters being serial killers, there’s surprisingly little scenes of them actually killing.

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On September 15th, 2011 the creator officialy announced the end of the comic after months of struggling to continue it. A new comic with most of the same characters but a bigger focus on the Ensemble Dark Horse Lilac has been announced.

The main characters are:

  • Jared A. Updale: The title character. Dark, moody, and very philosophical. Also somewhat of a nerd.
  • Mary Updale-Moore: Jared’s "sister" and best friend. A lot more friendly and gentle than her brother. The two are not actually related, but pretend to be.
  • Lilac Adams: The tiny and adorable serial killer in training.
  • Shia: An old friend of Jared and Mary’s, who dated both of them. Apparently an Otaku.
  • Carl Shan: Jared’s other good friend, a corrupt police officer.
  • Sarah Landy: Jared’s girlfriend, who both he and Mary despise.
  • DCI Blake: The only police officer left not corrupted. A Hero Antagonist.
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  • Hat Cat: The imaginary cat in Jared’s head, normally accompanied by four miniature cats called “Button Eyed Cats”.

Can be read on the writer's Deviant Art or on the website.

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