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The Western Gang is a fantasy webcomic with no set schedule about a society of bizarre vagrant creatures living in a seemingly post-apocalyptic world. When Hayley Erythro is kicked out of the Western Gang, a prophecy predicts that Erythro will turn the world on its head. With Hayley on the loose, Nuria Spetura and Victor Cyanine, the leaders of the West and East respectively, must deal with their own internal struggles, all the while the mayor of the Southern City prepares to fight to keep their position of power. Can be found here.


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  • The Ace: Nuria, especially compared to Hayley.
  • Alternate Number System: Though the numbers in the years work in a conventional way, they’re predated by XX.
  • Amazing Technicolour Population
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Hayley Erythro has some issues, for now unexplained.
  • Berserk Button: Hayley doesn't react too well to being called crazy. Mentions of Nuria aren't too fondly handled either.
  • The Chooser of The One: The old leaders of the gangs towards Nuria.
  • Freudian Trio: Possibly Hayley, Nuria, and Jacob.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Jacob, despite being required to hate the Eastern Gang, wishes them well when Cherubium dies. He also treats Hayley with care and implores Nuria to do the same.
  • Healing Factor: Within 24 hours Hayley goes from having a fresh scratch on her face, to it scarring up, to it disappearing completely.
    • Later on she is shot in the shoulder, and within days the wound is just a bruise.
  • Human Aliens: Most species shown shade between this and Rubber-Forehead Aliens. Examples that better fit this trope include Hayley and Nuria, both of which look like palette swapped humans more than anything else (although Hayley's palette changes are mostly internal).
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Andrew implies this when coming across a group of Easterners.
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    • So does Hayley after taking down some Southern drones.
  • Leader Wannabe: Hayley on a truly spectacular level towards Nuria.
  • Living Shadow: Vic, in a weird, alien way.
  • Meaningful Name: Vic named himself after his own victory when he escaped his life in the South.
  • Nonhuman Sidekick: Jacob Anarcid to Nuria, more or less. None of the cast is actually human, but he's the least humanoid character to get much screen time.
  • Red Shirt: Quite a few unnamed members of either gang can fall into this category.
  • The Silent Bob: Nuria Spetura; she can't actually speak conventionally, but communicates through her powers, and many of her conversations seem to be held mostly through body language.
  • Talking to Themself: Hayley.
  • Split Personality: Also, Hayley.
  • Third Line, Some Waiting: With Hayley getting the most comic panels, and Nuria as second, Vic's plot seems to be the third storyline—at this point, although it's hard to tell which story the main arc will rise from.
  • Unknown Rival: Hayley's "rivalry" with easily successful Nuria.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Early on several characters die, and the survivors are put on a bus.
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