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 Confusing everyone nonstop since 1999

Wendy is a webcomic about Wendy and her three roommates. It’s also a webcomic about a talking cat, a squirrel car, an erroneous narrator, an army of slutty gynoids, a talking bear, an obnoxious guy named Jack with a sword for an arm, and lots and lots of hours in front of the television. Sprinkle in generous amounts of Fan Service, add plenty of wacky humor and you’ve got one of Josh Lesnick’s oldest and most elaborate webcomics.

A mostly silly and lighthearted comic that became just a little Darker and Edgier during its second act, Wendy followed the adventures of the title character a bespectacled hedonistic bisexual named Wendy, her deceptively sweet gal pal Yumi, her cheery goth genius friend Lucy and occasionally the reluctant fourth roommate Miki. At first glance this webcomic wouldn’t seem to have much of a plot and you’d generally be right but as the comic progressed it began to develop one that became darker and more dramatic the more you went into it. Wendy was cancelled after the second part and was never really given a proper conclusion.

Most notable for being the inspiration to its companion work Cute-Wendy which itself is a prequel to Josh Lesnick’s largest comic Girly. Wendy is a decidedly rare webcomic that could very well be the definition of Old Shame and Creator Backlash. It has been sporadically available on the internet for almost a decade, it has recently been reinstated. For those who really want to read it, we recommend that you start right here.

This series contains examples of:

  … And that was the most exciting 14 person orgy I ever took part in!

  • Art Evolution: Josh’s illustrations notably improved throughout Wendy’s run.
    • Then there’s the so-called ending which has a completely different art style.
  • Art Shift: During part two, Wendy notices that she’s acting more serious than usual; the art style momentarily follows suit.
  • Backstory Horror: Averted. According to the afterword, Yumi was attacked and raped sometime in the past and Wendy’s obsessive desire to protect Yumi drove her kind of mad. This was to be revealed sometime in part three but seems to have been Ret Conned out of existence.
  • Bandage Mummy: If the girls ever found themselves in Dr. Andrea’s examination room, chances are they would be covered in bandages.
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Beach Episode: It was called the "Beach Trip" for a reason, you know.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn:
    • Wendy- Brawn
    • Lucy - Brains
    • Yumi - Beauty
  • Beehive Hairdo: This is the defining feature of the stuffy Beehive Lady.
  • Big Bad: The Angry Lesbian: Lez.
  • Big Ball of Violence: Wendy and Miki once fought so violently that explosions and a missile erupted from the ball.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Jack has a prosthetic sword grafted directly onto his shoulder.
  • Bleached Underpants: Wendy and her friends were featured as pinup girls on the Wendy Project before leaving all that behind to star in a humorous (though still often suggestive) comic. Some of the earliest versions of the Wendy comics were basically Hentai but those were replaced.
    • Nowadays Wendy is featured on Slipshine Josh’s adult pay site, so it looks like the underpants have been un-bleached...
  • Bunny Ears Lawyer: Yumi seems like the last person on earth you should trust with a gun, but she’s actually a terrifically adept markswoman.
  • Calling Your Attacks:

  Double… trout attack!

 Yumi: Uh huh… that was thirty minutes ago.

Wendy: But it seems like only yesterday!

Lucy: Wendy… that’s the eighth time you’ve remembered that… knock it off!

  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Miki fulfills this trope. She might knock Wendy senseless but she’s only doing it to protect her sister.
    • And of course she reprograms the Combat Android to help Wendy towards the end of the comic.
  • Kids Are Cruel: They were certainly cruel to Lucy when she was a child.
  • Kill It with Fire: After realizing they had stolen Jack’s car, the girls torch both the car and their clothes.
  • Lack of Empathy: Wendy’s three overbearing, hypercritical detractors: The Angry Lesbian, the Beehive Lady and the Blowhard Critic.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: The three main characters become Action Girls when an army of slutty androids start messing with their lives.
  • Loners Are Freaks: This was the primary reason Lucy was picked on as a child.
  • MacGyvering: Lucy is able to inexplicably craft complex objects out of scraps and debris.
    • Miki turns out to be just as adept at this as Lucy, and she’s even better with electronics!
  • Mecha-Mooks: The Wendy androids.
  • Megaton Punch: Jack winds up on the receiving end of a sucker punch that sends him flying high up into the air. He creates a sizeable impact crater when he lands.
  • Most Common Superpower: Wendy’s superpower is the most common superpower. She even has the power to turn it on or off!
    • Yuki certainly qualifies as well.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits: Miki is extremely protective of her sister Yuki. Corrupting Yuki would be a very bad idea.
  • Narrator: Wendy had a recurring character that was literally called the Narrator.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Miki and Wendy were no strangers to catfights but one particularly heated spat got a little out of control. Sure, Miki had a few bruises but Wendy very nearly bled to death. (She got better.)
  • Non Sequitur: They’re freaking everywhere.

 Yumi: A vole is eating my head!

 How did she get into those pants??

 She even gave you private parts!

  • Robot Master: The Angry Lesbian.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: The Combat Android and especially the Über Android frequently invoked this trope.
  • Scenery Censor: Used in the Beach Episode, Lampshaded even!
  • Seashell Bra: Yumi wore one for most of the Beach Episode.
  • Shower Scene: And how! comic 69 had a particularly racy shower scene complete with Censor Steam. This was one of the comic’s most obvious examples of Fan Service, an uncensored version was even available at some point.
  • Slap Slap Kiss: Averted. While having one of their usual spats, Wendy unexpectedly kisses Miki much to her shock and horror. However, it wasn’t even Wendy who kissed her, just a Wendy Android.
  • Smug Snake: Lez.
  • Standard Fifties Father: Lucy sees her parents as an ideal fifties couple.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Lucy stands an Amazonian 6’3”.
  • Stripperiffic: Miki’s sister Yuki is actually a super-sexy superheroine dressed in skin-tight spandex. She even had her own Spin-Off comic at some point…
    • The Combat Android is made of this trope.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: The Wendy androids were particularly combustible even when hit with non-explosive ammo.
  • Sweat Drop: Josh Lesnick has explicitly admitted in an old commentary that he liked using them in Wendy.
  • Talking Animal: The talking cat and the talking bear.
  • Tall, Dark and Bishoujo: Lucy.
  • Tempting Fate: In Comic 53, Wendy repeatedly invites disaster by saying "Now things can’t get any worse", causing her to be hit by ever larger calamities.
  • Ten-Minute Retirement: After getting her butt kicked by the Combat Android Wendy decides to call it quits and ignore her antagonists. After just a couple of pages she’s fighting harder than ever.
  • Terrible Trio: The domineering Angry Lesbian and her bumbling cohorts: the Beehive Lady and the Blowhard Critic.
  • The Three Faces of Eve:
    • The Child: Yumi
    • The Mother: Lucy
    • The seductress: Wendy
  • This Means War:

 Wendy: This time they’ve gone too far! They’re past the threshold! They’ve crossed the line and pushed me over the edge! They slapped the wrong badger! Threw one too many foul balls! They took the sandwich and ran with it off a cliff into my-

Lucy: Okay, Wendy. We got it…

  Quick! Clear your mind and think thoughts of pure frabjousosity!

  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The main characters in Wendy all have Technicolor hair.
    • Wendy herself has green-cyan hair.
    • Yumi’s hair is bubblegum pink.
    • Lucy’s hair is dark blue or indigo (she went jet black when the comic switched to a grayscale format).
    • Miki gets bonus points for actually having blue hair.
    • Yuki’s hair is pale fuchsia.
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