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Jared is a webcomic written and drawn by Harriet Rants. The main character is Jared A. Updale, a perpetually miserable and bitterly sarcastic Serial Killer. The story really starts when Jared meets Lilac Adams, a nineteen year old who first berates him for killing her boyfriend, and then asks him to train her to be a serial killer as well. However, it’s not all as simple as that. With constant mention of a mysterious League of Killers, the hint of an opposing faction and only brief snippets of Jared’s past, the comic takes a vicious glee in teasing about things yet to come, near constantly. The story is heavily character based, with a lot of dialogue and pages spent on just exploring their views and personalities. Despite the four most important characters being serial killers, there’s surprisingly little scenes of them actually killing.

On September 15th, 2011 the creator officialy announced the end of the comic after months of struggling to continue it. A new comic with most of the same characters but a bigger focus on the Ensemble Darkhorse Lilac has been announced.

The main characters are:

  • Jared A. Updale: The title character. Dark, moody, and very philosophical. Also somewhat of a nerd.
  • Mary Updale-Moore: Jared’s "sister" and best friend. A lot more friendly and gentle than her brother. The two are not actually related, but pretend to be.
  • Lilac Adams: The tiny and adorable serial killer in training.
  • Shia: An old friend of Jared and Mary’s, who dated both of them. Apparently an Otaku.
  • Carl Shan: Jared’s other good friend, a corrupt police officer.
  • Sarah Landy: Jared’s girlfriend, who both he and Mary despise.
  • DCI Blake: The only police officer left not corrupted. A Hero Antagonist.
  • Hat Cat: The imaginary cat in Jared’s head, normally accompanied by four miniature cats called “Button Eyed Cats”.

Can be read on the writer's Deviant Art or on the website. Needs More Love.

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