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Jeff, Benjamin and Felix
Wastelanders Anonymous is about a scavenger, a zombie and a plague doctor in a small town after the apocalypse. Benjamin the scavenger has been a loner until he comes to town. Jeff the zombie just doesn't know what to do. Felix the plague doctor is trying to get in with the leaders of the town but is not very successful at it.

[Wastelanders Anonyomous] contains examples of:

  • Badass Long Robe: In black for your everyday plague Doctor, and red for their leaders.
  • Coldblooded Torture: Eva did this to the people who killed her parents in a flashback.
  • Cool Mask: The Plague Doctors, naturally.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Felix's sharp teeth sometimes gives him this look.
  • Extra Eyes: Most of the creatures found in the wasteland, due to being mutated versions of regular animals.
  • Friendly Sniper: Olivia was this.With some of her actions being, but not limited to:saving Benjamin from a giant mutant lizard even though he was a complete stranger at the time, offering to let him stay as a guest at her groups base for the night even though he was still a complete stranger, and then deciding that Benjamin (complete stranger) should join her group simply because:
    Olivia:It'll be fun!
  • Genre Savvy: Eva, in this strip where she skips the confusion and jumps to the conclusion.
  • Giant Spider: Some of the spiders seen are as big as people's heads.
  • Imagine Spot: Benjamin has one when Anne says Eva should have joined in on the trip to the hospital because Benjamin got hurt. He doesn't think the outcome would have changed.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Jeff and Eva.The former because of questions he asks out of pure curiosity, and the latter because she's usually having too much fun messing and joking with the others to notice right away.
  • I Never Told You My Name: A slight variation combined with Saying Too Much on the name Sayers part,said almost word for word when Felix is talking to Jeff's sister Jess who doesn't know that Jeff is "alive" and well, mentions Jeff's name in their conversation:
    Felix: I-I'm sure Jeff d. . .wouldn't blame you,either.
    Jess: . . .Still I . . .
    Jess: . . . Wait a second.
    Felix: . . . ?
    Felix: . . .''Oh''.
    Jess: I never told you his name.How do you know his name?
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Shaun, can be this, as none of his plans work out, and people don't really take him seriously.Eva is so unintimidated by him despite his earlier attempts to attack her, and later hold her hostage, (the latter of which she was just humoring him,) that she feels safe sitting right beside him on a bench, and is later seen to have fallen asleep on his shoulder, which would have been the perfect opportunity for him to get revenge.Instead, he just sits there awkwardly.
  • In the Hood: Benjamin starts the story having his jackets hood drawn up all the time, but as the story goes on he wears it down more often.
  • It Amused Me: Eva humors Shaun's attempt at a hostage situation because she wants to see what his plans for it are supposed to be.
  • It Was a Gift: Felix's Plauge doctor hat, which was given to him by Axton when felix was a child, when Axton was dropping him off at Fort haven.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: downplayed during the story of how Jeff died and became a zombie as he received a fatal stab wound from the stranger he was talking too, and the last word he managed to get out was "W. . .hy. . .-?"before he fell to the ground dead.
  • Loophole Abuse: Being suspended means Felix cannot do anything to force people to talk for an investigation-but it also means he can't (read: doesn't have to) do anything to stop Benjamin from threatening those same people at gunpoint for the information.
  • Madness Mantra: Benjamin after he sees a vision of Felix and Jeff's dead,bloodied, and mutilated bodies slumped on the floor at the hospital.
    Benjamin:Please we have to leave.please please please letsjustgetoutof here we have to go!
  • Meaningful Name: A town version.Fort Haven is a fairly safe place.
  • Mutants: There are several in the setting of the story, divided into three Classifications:
    • Class M: Minor mutations.(Sharp teeth, etc.)
    • Class E: Extreme mutations.(Extra limbs, etc.)
    • Class Z: Zombies.
  • Nerves of Steel: Even when being held hostage at gunpoint, Eva makes fun of the assailant with a smile.
  • Not a Morning Person: Benjamin.
    Jeff:*cheerily*Oh, hey!Ready to get to work?
    Benjamin:*Looking annoyed*. . .
    *slams the door to his apartment shut*
  • Not Quite Dead:The giant lizard that was shot in the head before it could eat Benjamin.Justified because it was a two headed giant lizard.
  • Oddly Visible Eyebrows: Everyone who's face isn't covered by a mask has these.
  • Ominously Open Door: While not that ominous for Benjamin because the door in question was already left open by accident earlier in the day, it's clear to readers something isn't right.As it turns out, the two headed giant lizard had gotten in and killed everyone in his group.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Jeff seems so normal that you forget he's a zombie.
  • Parental Abandonment: Bens father left his family when Ben was a kid, his mother (who's strange behavior is said to have been the cause of him leaving) later passed away, Felix had to leave both of his parents because they abused him physically and verbally for his being a mutant, and Eva's parents were murdered. Subverted with Anne's father Axton and the loving relationship they have despite him traveling around a lot meaning the times they see each other are few and far between.
  • Robbing the Dead: As the story takes place in a post-apocalyptic Scavenger World, this is normal for scavenging supplies.
  • Saying Too Much: Felix during his conversation with Jess says Jeff's name. see I Never Told You My Name above.
  • Security Cling: The child variation is done with Jeff and Felix in one scene where the group is spliting into pairs, because of the presence of Eva, who at that point creeps out Jeff somewhat.
  • Scars are Forever: Justified with the cut on Jeff's face, because as a zombie he doesn't heal.
  • Scavenger World: It's never described what happened but the population of Earth has somehow dropped to almost none. There's no electricity. Most people are in survival mode except Anne who's trying to build a museum in order to salvage as much heritage from the former world as she can.
  • Sinister Scythe: Standard weapons for the plague doctors.
  • Sleep Cute: Downplayed with Eva and Shaun, as she is sleeping on his shoulder while he just sits there uncomfortably. when Anne walks by and sees this, she stops to take a picture.
  • Sole Survivor: Heavily Implied then later confirmed that Benjamin is the only living member of the last group he was in.Its why he has such a hard time letting himself join up with new people.
  • Surprise Party: The main point of the chapter "The Party" , where the group sets up and holds a suprise birthday party for Jeff.
  • Sweat Drop: This effect is used from time to time.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Benjamin, Jeff and Felix do not get along but they keep working together.
  • Tragic Keepsake: An unusual variation with Benjamins green hair, as he dyed it green after members of his old group who had dyed their hair green were unsucsessful in convincing him to join in, later died to the Giant two headed lizard sometime after Benjamin went out for the day.
  • The Hero: Benjamin is the hero. Even though this is an ensemble story, Benjamin acts as the catalyst bringing the ensemble together.
  • The Nicknamer: Downplayed with Eva, as she gives nicknames to just about everyone, but will either drop or change them when (and if) she realizes it makes them feel bad.
  • The Order: The Plague doctors,described by Ben as "An order of people who basically keep peace within communities.And a force to be reckoned with.Creepy, silent, don't usually remove their masks. . ."
  • The Pollyanna: Despite being undead, Jeff retains his child-like optimism.
  • The Silent Bob: Dan who never speaks a word onscreen,but emotes fairly well.
    Olivia:(To Benjamin)- and you have the approval of Dan!
    Benjamin:wh- he hasn't even said anything!
  • The Voiceless: None of the the plague doctors talk, though after Felix loses his mask, it turns out they are quite capable of speaking and just aren't allowed to in uniform.
  • Visible Silence: This is used, most often with the plague doctors while they uphold their vow of silence
  • Weapon for Intimidation: The people who robbed Max have fake guns.
  • You Just Told Me: How Benjamin confirms his suspicions that the people who robbed Max have fake guns.