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Standing in the center: Karen. Surrounding her, clockwise from bottom left: Doc, Yuki, Tebo and Shara.

"Street-savvy Karen dreams of being Rich Port's top bad dog, but she will have to prove her bite is as good as her bark to lead the pack"
—The comic's description at its Kickstarter page

NonPack is a Furry Webcomic written and illustrated by Rangely “Rangy” García with heavy themes of action, drama, and Dark Humor.

NonPack follows the life of Karen, a stray anthropomorphic dog who lives in a fictionalized version of Puerto Rico called Rich Port. She leads a gang of criminals called “Los Satos”, or The Satos if you speak English (but never The Los Satos).

The first arc focuses on Karen; she aspires to be Rich Port's top dog in the criminal world, so to speak, but she'll have to watch her back and figure out how to make the Satos their own thing rather than Marcel's lapdogs, and there are numerous other gangs hungering for control over Rich Port.


NonPack has the following tropes:

     General tropes of the story 
  • Action Girl: Justified; Karen is the leader of Los Satos, so she needs to be with her fellow members to establish she and the Satos mean business.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Karen has light purple fur.
  • Badass Crew: Several of them, since this is a story about criminal gangs. However, as anyone who challenges Honey learns, some gangs are more badass than others.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Most characters are fully dressed except for footwear, although there are shoe-wearing exceptions such as Marcel.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Los Satos is derived from the Puerto Rican term Sato, which means "street dog".
  • Cool Shades: Tebo wears them, although since he's a criminal this overlaps with Sinister Shades.
  • Culture Chop Suey: Rich Port, as the name suggests, is primarily based on Puerto Rico but with aspects of Florida and California mixed in.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Exaggerated; almost any character you'll see in the work past issue #1 has already become well known amongst the fans through the author's platforms in her drawings with the most notable being Benji, hinted to be a new member for the Satos and a potential love interest of Karen.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Rougee, a yet-to-be introduced character whom is the daughter Karen will have at some point, will eventually become the next focal point of NonPack.
  • Gangbangers: The entire story is about turf wars between gangs, with the Satos being the main POV and protagonists of the story.
  • Hearing Voices: Played for laughs with Yuki, who clearly is insane but is not really viewed as a problem due to being with the Satos and still caring for Shara.
  • It's All There in the Manual: Much of the backstory of the characters is revealed through drawings the author does on her social media platforms; justified in that it's probably to make sure the comic focuses on the "now" and that backstory doesn't halt the speed of the plot development.
  • Mature Animal Story: A violent, cynical tale of criminal gangs struggling for power, set in a World of Funny Animals.
  • Only One Name/Only Known by Their Nickname: Applies to the entire cast until the Given Name Reveal below.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Downplayed; While "evil" is a stretch, Karen is a professional criminal who wears a primarily black outfit with red trim.
  • The Smart Guy: Overlaps with Only Sane Man, since Doc is more sensible than his teammates.
  • Two Girls to a Team: In Los Satos, they're Karen and Shara.
  • Villain Protagonist: Los Satos are a criminal gang of thieves and drug dealers. However, A Lighter Shade of Black is in full effect for them; they care for each other like a Family of Choicenote , and the other crooks they deal with (such as Marcel and Honey) are much worse than they are.
  • Wretched Hive: Rich Port is a city where crime runs rampant and authority figures (such as police and the clergy) are ineffective and/or morally compromised.

     Issue #0: Dog Tags 
  • Origin Story: This issue serves as a prequel that explains how the Satos came to be and how Marcel became their boss.
  • Sinister Minister: Downplayed. The father at the local church doesn't seem to be evil per se, but he's a junkie who buys his heroin from Karen, which still makes him crooked.

     Issue #1: Bark and Bite 
  • Alas, Poor Villain: We see Flashbacks of Honey's Dark and Troubled Past that give him a Freudian Excuse for his brutality. See invoked Cry for the Devil on the YMMV page for more details.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Basically, the entire strategy the Coo Coo Bois rely on when coming down on Honey.
  • Ax-Crazy: Honey is a bloodthirsty badger who's armed with chains, carries military-grade firearms nobody could get, C4s, and he has access to a serum that turns him into a bulkier and crazier version of himself… and a bee cannon.
  • Badass Boast: Yuki gives one when getting ready to whack Marcel’s nuts with a plank for double-crossing the Satos and holding his kid sister Shara at gunpoint.
  • Big Brother Instinct: The minute Marcel hold's Shara at gunpoint, Yuki doesn't hesitate to disarm him to save his little sister.
  • Body Horror: When Karen falls into a vat of bodywash, she emerges as a feral creature with scary red eyes and More Teeth than the Osmond Family from what is implied to be Goset's intervention. Fortunately, she gets better.
  • Crystal Dragon Jesus: Goset is in many ways the Jesus of the story; and a pigeon Jesus at that.
  • Determinator: Deconstructed with Karen, who continues attacking Honey no matter how many times he beats her ass. Doc tries to get her to stop, but her pride keeps her going for a long time before she finally listens to him.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Honey may have been a hardened gangster with access to bio-enhancements, but as shown through his death, he’s just one of the many opponents Karen will face.
  • Fat Bastard: Marcel fits this to a T. Fat? Check. Nasty towards the Satos and casually beats them up when they fail him? Check. Scheming bastard who essentially set up the Satos by pitting them against Honey, who had been working for him this entire time, and then holds Shara at gunpoint to keep them from rebelling? Double check.
  • Foreshadowing: Many of the gangsters that Doc talked about in his plan to defeat Honey are most likely a sign of who they will be up against in future volumes to come.
  • Genre Shift: Starts as a relatively realistic Crime Drama, then adds a Sci-Fi Horror element when we're shown what the serum can do. And then we get Supernatural Fiction when it's implied that Goset has turned Karen into an even worse monster than Honey.
  • Given Name Reveal:
    • Throughout most of the comic, Karen is only referred to by her first name. Near the end of this issue specifically, when her name tag is shown in the hospital scene, we learn that her last name is Fleischer, which is both a Shout-Out (to Max and Dave Fleischer) and a Meaningful Name (it's German for "butcher").
    • Through flashbacks, Honey's real name is revealed to be José Ramirez.
  • Gluttonous Pig: Marcel, obviously, both literally and metaphorically.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Marcel had been pulling the strings the entire time given Honey was working for him.
  • Hulking Out:
    • The effect of the Super Strength serum on Honey...
    • Goset's intervention turns Karen into a demonic form of herself, complete with its own language.
  • Pocket Protector: Honey's brass knuckles in Karen's coat pocket catch a bullet.
  • The Strategist: Doc is essentially The Smart Guy of the Satos, as he’s the one who usually forms the plans needed to take down whatever enemy they're up against. Unfortunately, Karen doesn’t listen to him until after Honey has kicked her ass several times.
  • Sudden Downer Ending: Honey is defeated, but unfortunately with little fanfare after it's revealed Marcel had sent him after the Satos in the first place. They end up having to fight off Marcel from killing Shara, and while most of the Satos were able to get away, Yuki had to stay behind and went to his Uncertain Doom to give the Satos their chance to become their own gang.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: Invoked with Doc's strategy; he basically gets other gangs to attack Honey in order to overwhelm him long enough to get the cash back. It doesn't necessarily work as intended...
  • Taking You with Me: Holy shit does Honey invoke this; he's had a C4 planted on the very building he was on in the case that he needed to do this. Case in point, he kills off what appears to be all of the Coo Coo Bois.
  • Victory-Guided Amnesia: When Karen comes to in the hospital, she has no memory of Hulking Out and killing Honey. Doc (who was with her) tells her most of what happened, although he leaves out the Body Horror part.
  • Visual Pun: You know what weapon Honey gained from arming himself with a hive? Honey Bees.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Downplayed, but there are a lot of characters just introduced in this issue who are either seemingly killed or do in fact get killed off such as DJ Gocho and the Badillos, the most significant ones being Honey and Yuki.
  • Wham Shot: The implication that Honey had been working under Marcel’s thumb when he started complaining that he wasn’t at the fighter’s ring he was betting money on.


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