Superego

  • Webcomic
  • By Jovian 
  • Reviewed by Kit

The following are out of 5

Racial Representation: 5

LGBTQ+ Representation: 5

Disability Representation: 5

Body Size Representation: 5

Gender Representation: 5

Socioeconomic Representation: 3

Mental Health Representation: 5

Religious Representation: 0

Own Voice: No

**This review contains spoilers**

Superego is all about a group of patients with personality disorders who are thrown together in a simulation to help them move past their toxic and self-destructive behaviour (this is the first major twist but it’s pretty obvious if you already know about pds). Most of the personality disorders are unknown in mainstream society and when they are brought up they’re normally treated as a shorthand for evil psychopath. So having an entire cast of people with pds who while flawed and dysfunctional are also capable of caring for each other and changing and turning their lives around is important.
More specific demographic information (deep breath). Sam Herbert has paranoid personality disorder, Percy O’ Neil has obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, Ava Von Hall has histrionic personality disorder, Cherry Trau has avoidant personality disorder, Rick L. Worth has narcissistic personality disorder, Louis Stone has anti-social personality disorder, Juliet Ros has schizotypal personality disorder, Quin Orwell has borderline personality disorder, Helen Bixby has dependent personality disorder, Darrel Gray has schizoid personality disorder. Most of the cast have traumas in their past ranging from abuse to bereavement which contributed to their disorders (which is common in real life). Darrel is black and Cherry is East Asian. Sam is a transman which is important to his character arc. Rick is gay which is mentioned within the plot. Cherry is an ace lesbian and Julie is pansexual which is isn’t brought up in-universe. Louis is deaf in one ear which is a minor plot-point. There are a range of body types (height, weight, age). There are few references to the socioeconomic status of the cast. There is an exact balance of male and female characters and they’re equally flawed and positive. There’s no minority religious depiction.

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