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Rebirth is a fantasy webcomic created by 69Michi. It takes place in a zombie apocalypse, where the main character, Noah, somehow goes back in time before it happened. He now has the chance to correct mistakes from the previous timeline, and possibly change everything for the better. But now he has to decide what choices to make, and which ones could be too much, and which ones to little. But he does know he has to save his son, Neo, who he's ignored for almost all his life. But amidst the apocalypse, his knowledge of the future, and the changes he's making, can he repair their relationship and change this timeline for the better?

You can read it here. Not to be confused with the manhwa with the same title,Rebirth.


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Rebirth contains examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Noah used to be close to Neo, but for some reason, he and Parish begin to ignore him, and basically pretend he doesn’t exist. Not to mention that Ian is more than willing to sacrifice Iva and Neo to the zombies.

  • Action Survivor: Naturally, most of the characters have to develop into this.

  • Adorkable: Noah’s attempts to reconnect with Neo usually end up as this.

  • Apocalypse How: The plot is about the zombie apocalypse, how it happened, and strange events that happen after.

  • Asshole Victim: Yes, Ian dies, but we can't say he didn't have it coming.

  • Awful Wedded Life: Appears to be the case for Ian and Lena. It's also hinted that Noah and Parish's relationship was rocky way before the apocalypse too.

  • Bastard Angst: It turns out that Neo is dealing with this.

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  • Battle Butler: Battle maid, actually. Li is the best so far at taking out zombies. She's even killed one by stabbing it in the head.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Parish, not that she was very good at hiding it.

  • Blood Magic: Noah can manipulate his own blood into a weapon.

  • Bratty Half-Pint: Mana has shades of this.

  • Bumbling Dad: In his more comedic moments, Noah in his attempts to reconnect with Neo.

  • Butterfly of Doom: Noah hopes to avoid this trope at all costs.

  • Cain and Abel: Noah is the Abel to Ian’s Cain. But interestingly enough, Noah is the one to kill Ian.
    • Also hinted at with Neo and his brother, Abel.

  • Color Failure: Happens to Noah on occasion, usually when one of his attempts to patch things up with Neo goes wrong.

  • Crazy-Prepared: Justified. Since Noah has lived through the apocalypse before, he knows how to prepare for it. This does not go unnoticed by others.

  • Deadpan Snarker: Neo. Oh, Neo.

  • Emo Teen: Neo. Being ignored and treated like nothing by your family for a good chunk of your life will do that to you.

  • Evil Uncle: Ian, in spades. Possibly subverted, as it's been all but stated that Neo is actually his son, rather than Noah's.

  • Extreme Doormat: Lena appeared to be like this in the beginning, but it's slowly shown that she has Hidden Depths when she calls out Parish on her hypocrisy.

  • Futureshadowing: We see bits and pieces from the first timeline than either parallel or predict events in the future timeline.

  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Subverted with Parish, who's revealed to be a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who had an affair with Ian, resulting in Neo who doesn't care about Noah. It's implied in regards to Abel, who has made less than kind remarks about Neo, but is also really young.

  • Hate Sink: There is absolutely nothing likable about Ian.

  • Heroic Bastard: Neo is revealed to be this, as the result of the affair between Parish and Ian. Although he's more anti-heroic than heroic at this point.

  • I Hate Past Me: Implied with Noah. He vows to correct his wrongs in the past, particularly his relationship with Neo.

  • Icy Blue Eyes: Neo has these. Noah can have them too, but only when he's pushed too far.

  • Papa Wolf: Do not harm Neo in front of Noah. Ian learns this the hard way.

  • Peek-a-Bangs: One of Neo’s eyes is always hidden behind his bangs.

  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Ultimately, this is Noah's personal mission.

  • Shirtless Scene: Noah's first scene after waking up in the second timeline.

  • Sibling Murder: After witnessing Ian push Neo to the zombies, and remembering him doing the same to Iva in the past timeline, Noah decides it would be better for Ian to die, and pushes him to the zombies.

  • Too Dumb to Live: Subverted. Esther stupidly stops to steal some jewelry while running from zombies, but she survives.

  • The Unfavorite: Neo had this role in his family.

  • What Year Is This?: Noah asks Li what the date is when he goes back in time, complete with the year.

  • Would Hurt a Child: In the previous timeline, Ian pushed Iva to the zombies. In this timeline, he almost kills Neo by doing the same.

  • You Can't Fight Fate: Noah knows some events are set in stone. He just doesn't know which ones.

  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Averted for the most part, as most characters have normal hair colors. Played straight with Lena, who has lavender hair.

  • Your Cheating Heart: It's heavily implied that Parish cheated on Noah with Ian. It's eventually confirmed that they used to date in high school, only to break up due to Ian's Arranged Marriage with Lena, and continued their affair. The reason why Parish even married Noah was because she could be closer to Ian.

  • Zombie Apocalypse: The main conflict the characters face, especially since they don't know how similar or different the zombies are compared to fiction.
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