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"It's not about how it starts feeling normal.
It's about how you stop feeling helpless."

Staged around the Blood Sport / Deadly Game Reality Show of The Future, Last Res0rt features a Rogues Gallery of Condemned Contestants along with some volunteers who signed up for the ride. If they want to earn their freedom (or fame and fortune, in the case of the volunteers), they'll have to survive the season.

There's Loads and Loads of Characters, but the comic's main focus is on the show's pair of Lovely Angels: Jigsaw, a furry violinist turned vampire (the only nonhuman vampire in the galaxy, in fact), who signed up for the show to save her friend, Daisy, a Mad Scientist CEO with a robotic leg.

Several subplots brew underneath the surface of the reality show, currently centering on Jigsaw and her latent vampire nature (and the trouble that could stem from it), not to mention:

  • her Overprotective Parents road-tripping across the galaxy and otherwise threatening to pull Jigsaw off the show,
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  • a decades-long simmering feud among the remaining members of a Magical Girl Warrior Program,
  • and of course, regardless of whatever else happens, The Show Must Go On.

The comic itself is surprisingly well done, working months in advance to avoid Schedule Slip (although at a comic a week, it's arguably a little slow-paced).

The first few years' worth of comics have been compiled into a Trade Paperback, available here. There's also an RPG in progress, the beta of which is available though signing up for the mailing list, and contains some additional info not included in the comic itself.

A kickstarter to put volume 2 in print has been funded. — and more books are on their way!

There's also a Character Sheet. It needs a lot of work.

Not to be confused with the popular song by Papa Roach, the Neo Geo game, or the Last Resort military drama on ABC.


Tropes featured or appearing in this work:

  • Breaking and Bloodsucking: Jigsaw is unwilling to feed on a sleeping Daisy, until she remembers that it's supposed to be harmless, "like bloodwork". After some initial hesitation, both Jigsaw and Daisy are starting to enjoy it a bit too much, at least until Jigsaw freaks out and bites a little TOO hard, going from Kiss of the Vampire to Vampire Bites Suck in only a few panels.
  • Call a Smeerp a "Rabbit": Sunny is a "dog". With metallic legs and a mane.
  • Cast of Snowflakes: Having so many intelligent races helps keep people straight, but so does the number of variants within each species (especially noticable between all the Talmi characters)! While the arena crowds may be Faceless Masses, the only two characters you MIGHT mix up are Vince and Nate (although that's getting better thanks to adding on Nate's new eyepiece).
  • Censor Box: One found in this page.
  • The Chick: Actually one of the male cast members, Slick Giovanni.
  • Church of Happyology: The Endless, they've even got a Star Org.
  • Combat Medic: Dr. Qin Xu, as well as (current) Scout Arael.
  • Condemned Contestant: Lots of 'em, really.
  • Crapsaccharine World: Our players are condemned criminals and a few of their new friends on a deadly Reality Show where their every move is recorded 24/7, with aliens that have a Compelling Voice as a standard feature, and the protagonist's lieutenant was not only tortured into coming on the show, pictures of her torture (and the audio confessions thereof) are plastered on the news... oh, and like 90% of the cast is either furry, female, or otherwise cuddleworthy.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: Kurt "Geisha" Striaeta.
  • Cyberpunk: The plot is punky, the setting is less so; the technicolor palette and furry population aren't standard fare, that's for sure. Given how many Cyberpunk works are the same Recycled Script, ANY deviation from that is going to be "unusual".
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The Dead Inside are "supposed" to be evil according to the Celeste, but we've not seen proof of that in the story. See also Light Is Not Good below.
  • Deader Than Dead: Complete with in comic references to the Chunky Salsa Rule. Lampshaded in Shout Box discussion as "Dead to the Nth Degree".
  • Deadly Game
  • Distressed Dude
  • Even Evil Has Standards: There's two standards, actually.
    • Among the contestants, the only criminals shown as being wholly beyond redemption (so far) are Geisha and Arikos. What exactly do they have in common (besides ridiculous body counts)? Both their crimes involved rape.
    • Geisha and Arikos' being beyond redemption (or at least appearing to be) doesn't seem to be as much because their crimes involved rape as it seems to be because, if given a chance to go back in time and do it all over again, they appear to be the only two criminal contestants who would behave in exactly the same way they did the first time. They don't get why people consider what they did to be wrong and without that understanding, they can't be redeemed.
    • Even Veled seems to have standards, with a special axe to grind against the Star Org.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Adharia Kuvoe.
  • Everything's Deader with Zombies
  • Expy: Jigsaw seems to resemble Ratchet. Whether it's a coincidence or a deliberate homage is not known.
  • Family Relationship Switcheroo: Jigsaw suggests that Jason's sister Melissa is actually his daughter. Though, the way she said it sounded like she was implying he slept with his mother. She was thinking it was the neighbor's dog.
  • Four Is Death: The number four repeats itself a LOT in Last Res0rt. Sixteen contestants with Four of those being Executioners, four teams of four contestants, four members of the Vaeo Family, four members of the Forte Family, not counting Jigsaw... and speaking of "Four"-te...
  • Fourth-Wall Mail Slot: Used in a bonus segment.
  • Furry Comic
  • The Future
  • Genre-Busting: It's a sci-fi vampire Furry Comic about a Deadly Game Reality Show, with some supernatural elements, a Magical Girl squad, and even a little Coming of Age (well, coming of vampire age) thrown in for good measure.
  • Grey and Gray Morality: Part of the fun in reading the story is trying to figure out which is which. Even Adharia, who should have the cleanest hands of the lot, is in cahoots with Veled!
  • Hand-or-Object Underwear: Jason has been "convinced" to remove his clothes.
  • Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action - The Celeste's gimmick in a nutshell.
    • To wit: Species can't crossbreed with each other, but they can crossbreed with a Celeste (regardless of which species the Celeste is made out of), and produce a viable Hybrid Monster from that.
    • In Arikos's Back Story, it's revealed that he's had dozens of children... with Talmi women. Y'know, Jigsaw's species.
  • Hybrid Monster: What comes out of all that Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action with the Celeste.
  • I Am Who?: Jigsaw doesn't even figure out she's a vampire until about eighty pages in. Of course, Veled tops this when telling her that she's not only the only known non-human vampire in the galaxy, but that this is supposed to be a sign of a massive Apocalypse about to occur.
  • Iconic Logo: Y'know that little splotch with the cute skull motif on it? It's called "Cha0s".
  • Improbably Female Cast: Currently the story consists of: a powerful vampire girl, female mad scientist/genius ex-con, female centaur warrior princess lesbian, huge four winged super powered planetary military leader woman, among others... while the males are fewer and generally ditzier/shallower/less important than the females. Possibly because the creator is also female.
    • White Noise is the obvious choice for a male protagonist, Arikos and Geisha have been played up as quite evil (despite the fact we haven't seen them since, oh, Page 60-ish, though that may just be a case of them being out of the spotlight), etc. There's not a real shortage of men, just a shortage of male main characters.
  • Intelligent Gerbil: Many, many, MANY of the 'alien' species.
  • Invisible Aliens: It is revealed that there are laws against interfering with developing civilizations and limitations on interacting with them. Adharia is from such a planet, and (with help from Veled) volunteered to compete on Last Resort so she could ascend her kingdom's throne.
  • I Was Told There Would Be Cake: Referenced in this page.
    Melody: Since when did YOU love surprises? I didn't even bring a cake.
  • Jedi Mind Trick: Jigsaw figures out that her ability to read minds and speak telepathically also allows her to give people suggestions; it's probably not as effective as the fabled Jedi Mind Trick should be, but it works.
  • Large and in Charge: Veled in a nutshell.
  • Light Is Not Good: One of the two Celeste we've seen so far is a mass mass murderer, and the cast is dead scared of the other).
  • Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My!: Y'know, for a comic that calls itself furry, it's sorta odd that half of the players on the Excutioner's teams are humans... Except two of those humans are Dead Inside (including a Vampire), and Daisy's also a light child to boot.


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