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“This is the story of the day that Trevor finally died”

TREVOR is a horror/slasher webcomic about the last day of the life of a man named Trevor, a leukemia patient. But there’s far more to it than that.

The final page went up on July 10, 2021, completing the comic (credits included). It can be read from the beginning here.

Has no relation to the short movie named "Trevor".

Due to the nature of the webcomic, all spoilers here are unmarked. Proceed at your own risk.

TREVOR provides examples of:

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    Tropes A-C 
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Trevor can form bone-blades sharp enough to cut through people like a hot knife through butter.
  • Acrofatic: Possibly due to an adrenaline rush; Upon seeing Dr. Maddison and realizing he’s responsible for Trevor’s escape, Colin, who is the heaviest member of the medical team, suddenly launches into a dead sprint across the room and clocks Dr. Maddison in the face. And this is after being tuckered out from running like a bat out of hell to get away from Trevor.
  • Air-Vent Passageway: How Trevor escapes the autopsy room and ambushes the medical team.
  • Ankle Drag: At one point Trevor draws Purdy towards him with a tentacle wrapped around the man’s ankle.
  • Antagonist Title: The Webcomic is named after Trevor, the one killing off the cast one at a time.
  • Anyone Can Die: The cast keeps getting smaller and smaller, courtesy of Trevor.
  • Asshole Victim: Played with. While Dr. Maddison clearly thinks the trope is being played straight with Trevor killing the members of the medical team, some of them had no idea the experiments done on Trevor were Cold-Blooded Torture, because they were intentionally Locked Out of the Loop, despite Dr. Maddison’s attempts to inform them, although he doesn’t know his messages had been intercepted. Additionally, while those of them in the know, know that what they were doing is undoubtedly unethical, they went along with it because a) the pay was good, and b) the military wasn’t giving them a choice anyways.
  • Axe-Crazy: Dr.Maddison dips into this, from guilt over what was being done to Trevor.
  • Bald of Evil: Downplayed: Dr. Smithe has a combover, and wistfully admits that he will miss the sound of Trevor’s screams.
  • Beast in the Maze: What Trevor essentially becomes for the staff at the facility; between the ventilation system and multitude of corridors, part of the horror comes from the fact that he could be anywhere.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Trevor can form bone-bladed appendages.
  • Bloody Horror: None of Trevor’s kills are done without copious amounts of blood spilled.
  • Body Horror: Trevor is a font of examples:
    • Trevors skin appears to be the slowest part of him to shift shape, causing it to tear repeatedly when he’s on the move.
    • He keeps forming extra limbs, that end in sharp, blade-like bones.
    • When on the hunt, his body morphs almost constantly, seemingly of it’s own volition, into various inhuman shapes and body parts, as well as growing extra appendages.
    • To travel through the ventilation system, his body seems to become more like a mass of almost fluid muscle, that forms bones as needed, although the bones don’t exactly form fast enough.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Enid shoots Trevor in the eye, blasting a hole in his head. Doesn’t slow him down.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: What Enid admits the experiments done on Trevor eventually became in practice.
  • Collateral Damage: After Trevor grabs Dr. Clay with a massive hand, Private Young and Private Shelley let loose a spray of bullets at the assailant, accidentally putting a bullet through the doctors brain in the process, although it’s not clear if he was already dead before they started shooting. To their credit, they do tell the rest of the medical team to get down before they pull their triggers, so Dr. Clay was the only potential casualty to come out of it.
  • Creepy Cleanliness: Being a location where medical experiments take place, the facility is spotless at the start of the story. This makes the location seem all the more unnatural, and highlights the ensuing carnage.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Colin is gutted & torn in half by Trevor as he yells at Purdy to RUN.
  • Cure for Cancer: Dr. Maddison had been trying new, experimental treatments on terminally ill patients, and by the time the new members of the medical team were brought on, Trevor’s leukemia had been long gone. Things only got worse from there however.
    Enid: "In it’s place was something incredible."

    Tropes D-K 
  • Darkness Equals Death: While the facility at first appears to be well-lit, parts of it are ominously dark.
  • Delayed Causality: It takes a moment before it becomes clear a chunk of Dr. Stern’s head has been sliced through like a hot knife through butter.
  • Deus Ax Machina: The room with the security terminal just happens to have a fire axe & extinguisher in it. Dr. Maddison uses the axe to hack down said terminal.
  • Developing Doomed Characters:
    • We hear some friendly banter from the bulk of the medical team as they make their way to the autopsy room before all hell breaks loose.
    • In a non-verbal example, Colin’s wedding ring is purposely visible to the audience shortly before Trevor gets him.
  • Diagonal Cut: Trevor cuts through Dr. Stern’s head with a bone-bladed appendage, giving the doctor only a moment to look on in horror before he falls apart.
  • The Dog Bites Back: TREVOR. To say he is unhappy with the medical team & other staff members would be a severe understatement.
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: Dr. Maddison thinks that Colin and Purdy being dumbfounded are them maliciously mocking him by pretending to not know what was happening to Trevor, despite him sending them multiple messages explaining it. Enid explains to Purdy that she had the messages (that they could catch) altered without Dr. Maddison’s knowledge, and fed rumors about Dr. Maddison being crazy to the rest of the staff, so they truly do not know what he is ranting and raving about, despite his insistence that he’s already told them.
  • Dramatic Irony: It seems lost on Dr. Maddison that he wants to stop the military experiments aimed at weaponizing Trevor’s condition . . . by effectively weaponizing Trevor to wipe out the rest of the medical team.
  • The Dreaded: Trevor becomes this the moment his "corpse" sits up in the autopsy room.
  • Dwindling Party: Because Anyone Can Die, Trevor picks off the cast one at a time.
  • Enemy Rising Behind: A variation: Once Trevor seems to have been subdued, and Purdy and Enid turn to ask each other what they were saying because the gunfire from moments ago kept them from hearing each other, part of Trevor begins to shift and rise above & in front of them.
  • Exact Words: Dr. Maddison maintains that he did not cause Trevor’s sudden death. He isn’t lying, but he isn’t telling the whole truth of the matter either.
  • Eye Scream: Enid blasts a hole in Trevor’s head, taking out his right eye. It grows back within seconds.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: When the medical team splits up to get away from Trevor, he appears to watch them with a multitude of eyes through the ventilation system, and it’s not clear where on his body they have formed.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Downplayed: while clearly terrified out of his mind at his impending death, Colin uses his last moments to not yell out in fear, but to tell Purdy, who was about to try and save him, to save himself instead.
    Colin: "N-no, don’t, just run. Just run! Just-! RUN"
  • Facial Horror: Trevor’s skin does not keep up with his ever-shifting muscles, and constantly tears away from itself.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Purdy realizes he missed a key detail about why Terry looks to be in such bad shape on the security camera a moment too late.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: A spurt of blood flying across the room is all we see of Dr. Smithe’s death at the hands of Trevor.
  • Gutted Like a Fish: What Trevor does to Colin before finishing him off by tearing him in two.
  • Guns Are Worthless: Justified example; It’s not that there’s anything wrong with the guns themselves, it’s just that Trevor is Immune to Bullets.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Among the medical team, Dr. Maddison & Purdy get their hands on a fire axe, while Enid makes good use of the gun she brought to work.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Colin’s fate once Trevor gets ahold of him.
  • Hand Cannon: Harkam is shocked to see Enid brought a desert eagle to work.
    Dr. Stern: Enid that’s not a gun, that’s a cannon.
  • Healing Factor: Trevor’s body regenerates incredibly fast, as a part of his Body Horror.
  • I Call It "Vera": Enid refers to her gun collection as her “grandchildren”. The gun she has on her the day Trevor breaks loose is a desert eagle named Benny.
  • Immune to Bullets: Trevor comes out of heavy gunfire no worse for wear, thanks to his insane Healing Factor.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice:
    • Trevor kills Private Shelley by stabbing him with a bone-spike from below and up through his helmet.
    • Enid gets a bone blade stabbed right through her back.
  • Implacable Man: Nothing can keep Trevor down or deter him for long. Shoot him? It’s like he was never hurt in the first place. Run? He’s too fast. Hide? Unless it’s built like a bunker, he’ll bust through to you like the building was made out of wet toilet paper. And if it is built like a bunker? That’s when he gets creative.
  • Inside Job: The medical team suspects that Dr. Maddison, who found Trevor’s body and declared him dead, tampered with something to kill him and end their contracts, but can’t figure out what. It turns out he didn’t kill Trevor, but faked Trevor’s death, with their best guess being that he somehow tampered with the sedatives used to subdue Trevor.
  • It Can Think: While Trevor seems to have completely lost his mind and is acting purely on instinct, he retains enough cunning to figure out how to maneuver himself closer to his victims.
  • It's Personal: While she was fairly blasé about suspecting Dr. Maddison being the cause of Trevor’s sudden death, once she realizes he is the one who set the stage for Trevor’s escape & murderous rampage, Enid wants to leave the safe room, and almost certainly get killed by Trevor, to hunt down and kill Dr. Maddison.
  • Killed Offscreen:
    • Terry was killed by Trevor after the medical team split up, but they don’t find out until it’s too late.
    • Trevor using Dr. Maddison’s severed hand to unlock the entrance to the medical facility heavily implies that when Trevor finally caught up with him, the doctor didn’t survive the encounter.

    Tropes L-R 
  • Let's Split Up, Gang!: After Trevor kills Dr. Clay and Private Young, Enid yells at the medical team to split up, since Trevor can’t follow all of them separately.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: When the new members of the medical team were brought onto the project, they were not told what the true scope of it was, or what they were really doing. Dr. Maddison tried to tell them with secret messages, but Enid caught wind of his plan, and intercepted them, so the others stayed none-the-wiser.
  • Lost My Appetite: Non-verbal example. The security guard looses his appetite for the noodles be brought to work when he overhears the medical team talking about the upcoming autopsy, and wordlessly tosses them to the side.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: Dr. Smithe comments that he misses Trevor’s screams.
  • Lured into a Trap: Dr. Maddison declares Trevor dead, and excuses himself from the upcoming autopsy on the grounds that he has already done his part in declaring Trevor dead, and that it will be too crowded with the rest of the medical team in the room. In reality, he faked Trevor’s death, so that the medical team will come to the facility, and be killed by Trevor when the sedatives wear off.
  • Mad Scientist: The original members of the medical team sans Dr. Maddison were more than happy to experiment on Trevor and other subjects to try and create super soldiers for the military in exchange for a handsome paycheck.
  • Mercy Kill: What some of the Medical team suspect Dr. Maddison did to Trevor to end the project and their military contracts.
  • Militaries Are Useless: Played with:
    • Private Young and Private Shelley don’t accomplish anything when fighting Trevor except maybe accidentally kill Dr. Clay, and themselves killed about 30 seconds later, although it’s Justified given that it’s only two of them against Trevor.
    • Enid and Dr. Stern have faith that once the military gets to the facility in force, the trope will be soundly Averted.
    • The end credits show fleeting bits and pieces of Trevor’s fight against the military. The aftermath isn’t shown, and the only hint that they may have been successful at taking down Trevor (albeit with massive casualties on their side of things), is the webcomic’s own description of taking place the day that Trevor died.
  • Monstrous Humanoid: Played with, as while Trevor is still technically human, he appears to have mutated into something much more horrifying.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Dr. Maddison bitterly refers to the other members of the medical team as "sadists with medical licenses" because of the experiments they’ve been doing, although he’s only somewhat right about some of them.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Trevor kills Private Young with a large, elongated, toothy maw.
  • Nervous Wreck: Terry is the least composed member of the medical team after Trevor’s initial attack, huddling on the floor, screaming that they are all going to die.
  • Nightmare Face: Trevor’s face is going through some Facial Horror by the time the audience gets to see it, and it isn’t exactly getting any better.
  • Not Quite Dead: Trevor at first appears to have died of mysterious causes. This turns out to be false in the most horrifying way possible.
  • Of Corpse He's Alive: Trevor turns Terry into a Parasite Zombie to get into the safe room, by shrinking himself and latching onto Terry’s back, secretly controlling his body from the spine, fooling the medical team into thinking that Terrance is alive. Until Purdy realizes why Terry doesn’t look so good.
  • Off with His Head!: Dr. Stern gets a good portion of his cranium sliced off by Trevor.
  • Oh, Crap!: Several:
    • The security guard when he sees “dead” Trevor sit up.
    • The rest of the facility staff when the guard sounds the alarm.
    • Purdy when he realizes something is wrong with Terry.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Invoked by Enid, as she had (most of) the messages Dr. Maddison was sending the new members of the medical team about what they were really doing intercepted, altered, and then sent as if nothing happened, as well as feeding rumors about him, so that he would just seem like a nutjob.
  • Parasite Zombie: Terry’s fate after Trevor gets ahold of him.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Minus a few odd comments here and there, most of the medical team were doing their unethical experiments on Trevor for the military because the pay was good. Some of them are Locked Out of the Loop, and don’t even realize what the true goal of the project is, and that their roles in it have been this.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: To get into the safe room where the surviving members of the medical team are, Trevor hijacks Terry’s body.
  • Reluctant Mad Scientist: Dr. Maddison is the only member of the original medical team looking after Trevor who wants nothing to do with the military and their Super-Soldier project, despite it being an extremely well-paying job. He likely would have left, but according to Enid, the military “weren’t exactly asking”, and everyone else needed no coercion to go along with it.
  • Reminiscing About Your Victims: Dr. Smithe wistfully notes that he got used to having a patient that could talk after initially having chosen a profession where he would work with dead bodies to avoid chatting with people - and that he misses Trevor’s screams.
  • Rewatch Bonus: Dr. Maddison’s actions and interactions with the other characters in the beginning of the story take on new meaning on a re-read of the comic.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: Dr. Stern tells Dr. Maddison to stop pretending like the latter is above what they’ve done, and that Dr. Maddison has as much blood on his hands as he does. He’s referring to the experiments done on Trevor and other test subjects, but doesn’t realize Dr. Maddison arranged for Trevor to escape and exact bloody revenge on him and the rest of the medical team.
  • Run or Die: The medical team knows they have zero chance of killing Trevor, and run like hell whenever they get the chance.

    Tropes S-Z 
  • Scenery Censor: The security guard appears to have gotten bored during his watch, and opened a tab to a porn site on his computer. Most of it is covered by another window he has open for more security cam footage.
  • Security Cling: After being let into the safe room by Dr. Stern, Purdy clings to him as Stern gently leads the terrified man to the operating theatre where he and Dr. Binns have been hiding from Trevor.
  • See You in Hell: Dr. Maddison says the trope name almost exactly word-for-word before he lunges towards Colin in a fit of misplaced rage, while them and Purdy are desperately trying to hide from Trevor, who is lurking just outside a nearby window, looking and listening for signs of people in the room.
    Dr. Maddison: "I’LL SEE YOU IN HELL"
  • Shadow Discretion Shot: Trevor gutting Colin is shown in silhouette.
  • Sinister Silhouettes: Light from the hallway behind Trevor, as he detaches himself from Terry’s body at the doorway to the safe room, casts them both in shadow.
  • Slasher Movie: The webcomic is a horror/slasher, with a cinematic style.
  • Slasher Smile: Not Trevor, but Enid, when she explains to Purdy what they were really doing to Trevor.
  • Spikes of Villainy: The first kill we see Trevor make is with a giant hand he formed, with bone-spikes poking out of it here and there.
  • Spit Take: The security guard spits out his coffee in shock when he looks at the live security footage and sees Trevor’s corpse sit up.
  • Start to Corpse: The webcomic opens with a shot of Trevor’s hand, after he collapsed on the floor dead, and Dr. Maddison looking on through a door.
  • The Stinger: After the credits are over, the last shot of the comic is of the early dawn sky, through the windows of the doors at the entrance to the medical facility. The only reminder of the carnage that took place earlier that night is Dr. Maddison’s severed hand on the floor.
  • Super-Speed: Trevor moves through the ventilation system inhumanly fast for his size.
  • Super-Soldier: What the military wanted the medical team to create, with experiments done on Trevor and other test subjects, after Trevor became the first accidental prototype of sorts, after his leukemia was cured, but he developed some other, mysterious condition that the military thought would be beneficial on the front lines. By the time the story starts, the medical team has been unable to replicate the results, but keep trying because they are being payed a hefty sum to run the program.
  • Super-Strength: Trevor is much stronger than any human should be, and he just keeps getting worse.
  • Surveillance Station Slacker: Downplayed: The security guard was getting just bored enough to open a porn tab on his computer, and thoughtlessly put his coffee cup in front of the footage for the live feed from the autopsy room. He gets the shock of his life when he moves it to take a sip.
  • Tactical Withdrawal: After Trevor kills Dr. Clay and goes back into the ventilation system, Private Young and Private Shelley start to plan an organized retreat from the facility, to escort the medical team out safely, with Private Shelley taking the lead, and Private Young watching from behind. Of course, Trevor didn’t actually leave the area, so he kills Private Young, and the medical team just books it out of there and leave Private Shelley behind.
  • Team Killer: A slightly indirect variation; Dr. Maddison, who doesn’t agree with the Super-Soldier project he’s been forced to take part in, fakes Trevor’s death with tampered sedatives and dismisses the military guards outside the autopsy room so that Trevor will kill the rest of the medical team once he wakes up.
  • Transformation Horror: Trevor can transform parts of his body very fast, but the skin, bones, and muscles don’t transform at the same pace, resulting in broken bones, exposed/bleeding muscles, and lots of torn skin.
  • Trapped-with-Monster Plot: The staff at the facility are effectively trapped there by Trevor, as he knows where they may go, and they know he knows.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: It’s pretty safe to say that Dr. Madison never imagined that his attempts to find a Cure for Cancer would lead to Trevor’s leukemia morphing into a severe case of Body Horror, and that the military’s subsequent involvement would turn the whole thing into a Super-Soldier project with Cold-Blooded Torture-style experiments regularly preformed on his former patient.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Downplayed. The new members of the medical team have no idea they are part of a military funded super soldier project with Cold-Blooded Torture-style experiments, but they are at least somewhat aware of how dark the work they’ve been doing is.
  • Up Close with the Monster: When Trevor breaks into the security terminal room, he lands crouched over Colin, who is absolutely terrified.
  • Vertical Kidnapping: Trevor does this to Dr. Clay and Private Young, although the initial "grab" kills Private Young instantly from the sheer pressure exerted on his skull.
  • Walking Spoiler: Trevor Trevor TREVOR. Everything about him is a spoiler, and given that the story is about him, most of this page would be a Swiss-cheese entry if spoilers weren’t unmarked. Many of the examples listed here are absolutely pockmarked on their respective trope pages as a result.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Dr. Maddison. He wants to stop the Super-Soldier project he’s been forced to go along with, and instead of a mundane solution like leaking info to the press to turn public opinion against the military, he opts instead to orchestrate Trevor’s escape, so Trevor can kill the other members of the medical team, and (presumably) wait for the military to sweep in afterwards and clean everything up.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Dr. Jim Clay is the first of the rest of the medical team to be offed by Trevor.
  • Wham Shot:
    • Trevor’s corpse suddenly sitting up.
    • The security terminal for the door to leave the facility identifying the severed hand being used by Trevor to unlock it as Dr. Maddison’s.
  • X Days Since: One whiteboard in the room with the security terminal is designated to how many days have gone by without an accident. By the time the story starts, the count is at 4, and it’s already outdated.
  • You Keep Telling Yourself That: After not-so-subtly accusing Dr. Maddison of causing Trevor’s death, Dr. Stern tells Dr. Maddison to do everyone a favor, and stop pretending like he is above what they’ve done.
    Dr. Stern: "you have just as much blood on your hands as I do."
  • Your Head Asplode: Private Young‘s grey matter goes flying from the sheer force of Trevor biting into his skull.

Alternative Title(s): Trevor