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[[foldercontrol]] ! '''Main Characters''' [[folder:Melissa Hellrune]] [[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Melissa_3530.jpg]] !!Melissa Hellrune The leader of the three protagonists, collectively known to fans as the Hellrune Coven, sixteen year-old witch Melissa Hellrune and her friends have been transferred to Artemis Academy for causing a school-wide gender bending incident back at their old {{Ghoul School}} [[EerieCuties Charybdis Heights]]. Once at the top of the social ladder, Melissa has immediately found herself little more than a nobody at Artemis Academy. Refusing to let her queen bee status go she immediately begins plotting on how to take down Faith Abbott, the student council president and the single most popular girl in Artemis Academy. To top it off she and her friends have to keep under wraps that they're witches in a school for monster hunters. ----- * AlphaBitch: She used to be this back at her old school and though still the alpha of the coven Cerise's continuous popularity grabs succeeding make it seem as though even that is starting to slip through her fingers. ** Though her own successes at getting popularity in ways she wasn't comfortable with are starting to tilt that momentum back to her (the victories over Rain in "Muscle Witch", and both Charity and ''Cerise herself'' in "Two Words" are signs of it). She's not used to Tiff hugging her or being tossed up in the air in victory. ** LovableAlphaBitch: She may have crossed into this when she revealed while getting a "truth message" that [[spoiler: she no longer cares about being top dog and is more worried about what's becoming of her friends.]] * AttackReflector: Can do this with the help of the Wand. [[spoiler:Proves useful when she reflects some of Cerise's BlackMagic back at her.]] * BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: Jacqui said this was what Mel did when she defeated Rain (used no magic but pure combat ability to beat the Haughty Combat Corpswoman). Reflecting Cerise's fireball back at her could be another example. * BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Mel wanted the power of Artemis Academy and [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/you_stupid_school got it.]] Unfortunately, that PLUS the Wand she didn't know she had then let her know [[OhCrap something's wrong.]] * BlondesAreEvil: As evil as you can expect a popularity-obsessed high school girl to be. * BreakTheHaughty: This seems to be the basic goal of her and the Hellrune Coven being sent to Artemis Academy in the first place. It's debatable if its working but its certainly frustrating her to no end. ** Subverted, in that [[spoiler: the Principal of Charybdis Heights sent the Hellrune Coven there [[TheMole specifically to gain information on what goes on at Artemis Academy]] - their minds are simply wiped after reporting in each time.]] ** '''Double''' Subverted in that The Wand is intent on forcing Melissa into becoming a better person... whether she wants to or not. ** And played with given her latest EerieCuties appearance lamenting she hates the Wand, Tiff and that there are no boys in Artemis Academy--and she misses boys. A big fall from where she was on top at Charybdis Heights. * CantGetAwayWithNothing: Nothing she's planned has worked out the way she's wanted so far. The fact that Cerise has the exact opposite happen only seems to amplify her frustration. ** Recently she had to face Cerise in combat duels...and it was ''Cerise'' who got served HumblePie thanks to the Wand deflecting her own attack back to the redhead. * CharlesAtlasSuperpower: As a result of training with Tiffany, she can punch the ground hard enough to make big chunks of rock rise up. * ChekhovsGun: The magical girl dream from the first page twice now. The first time during her fight with Faith, and then [[spoiler: when it turns out she really ''is'' a {{magical girl}}.]] * CrocodileTears: [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/let_me_make_this_up_to_you Has a spell to generate these when she wants to manipulate someone]]. * CurbStompBattle: ** Mel judo-flips Rain without thinking, then launches into kung-fu against her. All the while she's not sure [[HowDoIShotWeb how she's doing it.]] ** Facing Cerise's big monster, she pounds the ground to throw up boulders at it--and make it go "sob sob." She then uses the Wand to send Cerise's fireball back at her. * DaddysGirl: ironic for a witch, doubly ironic in that her "Daddy" isn't a daddy at all. * EmpathicWeapon: The wand she discovers in an early storyline turns out to have a mind of its own, including forcing her to train with Tiffany every morning and showing an image of Tiff dead to guilt-trip Melissa into helping. When Mel faces Cerise, it appears within grab range--and given Cerise then goes for her Fireball to end the fight, Mel doesn't shoo the wand away--and uses it to send that fireball back at Cerise. ** MorphWeapon: She sees the wand turn into a sword when Ash asks for one, but decides of a better way to stop a frenzied Brooke. [[spoiler: Getting it to become a magical megaphone, [[SonicStunner she screams]] "SNAP OUT OF IT!" at Brooke to stun the melusine.]] * [[spoiler:HalfHumanHybrid: Well, she's probably technically fully human, but half of her actual bloodline is that of a witch, while the other half is of something else...]] * HasTwoMommies: Subverted. Melissa doesn't know her "father" is a woman, and Dakota has geassed her repeatedly with a magic talisman to keep her from finding out. * HumiliationConga: She's been on one from the word go, but now she's hit her low point when its revealed [[spoiler: that she's a {{magical girl}}, complete with an embarrassing outfit.]] ** This is an odd example since it's been an absolute nightmare for her, but she has a great number of girls at Artemis singing her praises...which is exactly what she wanted in the first place, just not how she wanted to get there. * {{Irony}}: In so many ways she hadn't foreseen: ** At the beginning of the comic, she wanted to overthrow Faith and take her position as Artemis' [[AlphaBitch 'queen bee'.]] [[spoiler: Now she has it... [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/quite_popular when she no longer cares about it.]] And Faith has [[PassingTheTorch handed her position to her.]]]] ** Speaking of Faith, Mel used to want nothing to do with her. Now she's gone at a time when Melissa could use her help the most. Both for defeating [[spoiler: [[BigBadFriend Cerise]]]] and to teach her the responsibilities of being [[spoiler: the new student council president.]] ** Melissa also used to [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/wheatgrass_juice complain about Tiff and her insane workouts.]] Now she's gone too, along with the student council. And there's no telling when, or if, any of them will return. Well, Melissa, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor how's that for service?]] * InstantExpert: She already knew she was getting physically stronger thanks to her training with Tiffany, but much to her own surprise, she has also somehow become a KungFuWizard. * ItsAllAboutMe: She's determined to become Artemis Academy's [[AlphaBitch 'Queen Bee']], by overthrowing [[SmugSuper Faith.]] ** [[spoiler: [[ItMakesSenseInContext A quick massage that focuses on pressure points that stimulate truthful answers]] reveals that she no longer cares about that and is more concerned that she's been wronging her friends recently...then she freaks out when she realizes what she just said.]] * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She may be petty enough to be concerned with something like being the top of the social chain at school, but when [[spoiler: Hekate mind-controls two students to kill Faith and Tiffany and destroy the wand]] Mel admits to not wanting the two of them to get hurt; which says a lot, since she's determined to [[spoiler: dethrone Faith.]] * KungFuWizard: With the help of the wand and Tiffany's training, she is capable of kung-fu and judo moves, despite knowing nothing about martial arts. Even depowered, she'd probably be deadly. * [[spoiler: MagicalGirl: Melissa is revealed to be one in [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/one_of_those_magical_girls in this strip!]]]] * MeatPuppet: ** The first time, she just tapped into the power of Artemis Academy and it [[PowerIncontinence overwhelmed her,]] turning her into a wild, mindless force of power even Faith got concerned about. Mel is only stopped when The Wand's taken out of her. *** And later Professor Delatorre finds out a Level Nine Magical Event happened around the time Mel got the wand. [[spoiler: Which this was.]] ** After she's shown to be a true MagicalGirl, The Wand thinks Tiffany is a good role model to train with and uses Tiff to train Mel's previously "porcelain doll" body to be more able to fight ForGreatJustice. This involves getting Mel to go through TrainingFromHell whether willing (she's not) or even conscious (when The Wand senses Tiff one night Mel's still asleep as Tiff does "night training" to help Mel [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential become a better fighter even without magick.]] It looks like Mel's doing all this in her sleep or at least with her eyes closed). Once Mel finds out about the night training and realizes what happens, she's not happy about it. * PowerLevels: Though she's unaware of it she's [[spoiler: generated a level nine magical event that has the Artemis staff on edge.]] * PowerMakeover: Of a comedic torment variety. Mel got taste in clothes keen enough that Hekate puts up with her antics for this and she's ''vain''. As such, she loudly objects when whatever she wears is transformed into [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/the_magic_thingy_agrees something more utilitary]]. Her opinion on the MagicalGirl outfits is that [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/hero_get_a_kiss she'd rather run around naked]], [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/most_unorthodox thank you very much]]. ** AmazonianBeauty: She hasn't quite reached that stage yet, but Mel is ''[[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/muscle_witch_-_chapter_8 not]]'' a fan of the AmazonianBeauty look, [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon preferring to look like a porcelain doll]]. She gets very upset with Tiffany when her muscles start tightening as a result of all the training Tiffany has been making her do. *** She's definitely getting there, as shown when she [[StunnedSilence stuns the crowd (and herself)]] by [[spoiler: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/the_dud dropping Rain in seconds flat!]]]] Seems all that training with Tiffany's beginning to pay off. *** Her recent combat duel with Cerise has her able to punch the ground to shock the class and Cerise again (and scare Cerise's beast while at it), and bouncing Cerise's fireball back at her shows she's there--with the class enjoying her performance. ** PowerGlows: Twice, but the big one is [[spoiler: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/wake_up_wake_up when she finally gets a hold of the wand!]]]] ** SphereOfPower: When she got the wand. * PyrrhicVictory: Her main goal is to increase her popularity and become Artemis Academy's new AlphaBitch. But just about everything that has gotten her more popular have not been things she enjoys, making her victories feel hollow. * ShockwaveStomp: What does Mel do when Cerise conjures a giant beast against her? [[GroundPound Punch the ground]] and cause a good bit of Earth in the form of major boulders to [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/sob_sob rise up!]] And cause said beast to go, "sob sob". * SquishyWizard: [[FlawExploitation Originally played straight and exploited by Faith]]. But after a bunch of training from Tiffany, [[NoSell it gets averted]] to the [[StunnedSilence shock of all present]]. * [[UngratefulBastard Ungrateful Bitch]]: Mel tells the cat the Wand's done nothing to fight Faith. What did it do instead? Give her a dumb costume, control her body, and ruin her love life (obvious downsides). She then adds, "Teach me kung-fu, improve my grades, make me popular at school..." and thinks THOSE might not be QUITE as bad (though possibly not enough to counter the earlier disadvantages). What tilts her into this? Breaking the 3-3 tie with the cat bothering her Siamese as a downside. * {{Unpaused}}: When exposed to the [[spoiler:Wand]] in the middle of a conversation, she falls into a trance. When the [[spoiler:Wand]] is taken away, she resumes her conversation as if nothing happened until she notices the person she was speaking to is no longer there. * UnsoundEffect: She sends the fireball back at Cerise with a "BOUNCE". [[/folder]] [[folder:Jacqui Brightmoon]] [[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Jacqui_5431.jpg]] !!Jacqui Brightmoon Childhood friend of Melissa and the second of the protagonists sixteen year-old Jacqui is for all intents and purposes a stereotypical boy crazy high school girl. Like Melissa, Jacqui is a witch who specializes in illusions and glamour. Unlike Melissa and Cerise, Jacqui doesn't seem nearly as concerned with rising to the top of Artemis' social system. Usually the ditz of the group Jacqui's attention span is about as long as the distance to the nearest cute guy. Though easily distracted her moments of competence raise questions of if it's just an act or not... ----- * BlackBestFriend * ChildhoodFriends: With Melissa. * CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: She's undeniably ditzy and not brave, but has quick tactical thinking and has shown herself to be a capable fighter against Chastity. In fact, it's beginning to look like ''all'' of it might be an act. [[spoiler:Like Melissa and Cerise, she was put under an amnesia spell to spy on Artemis Academy. Unlike Melissa and Cerise, she actually managed to dig up some important information, and reported her findings in a crisp and professional manner]]. * DeadpanSnarker: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/wink! Oh]], [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/spoiler_alert! yes]]. * FeminineWomenCanCook / ThroughHisStomach: Thanks to her side-romance with Paul, she's the only one we ''know'' can cook (Faith tried, but was told she's a "terrible cook"). [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/want_some_waffles Want some waffles?]] * FriendToAllLivingThings: She has one of Cerise's magical puppies, and in the camping trip, shows she likes bunnies and recently got a puma to act like a big kitty. * GeniusDitz: She [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/hipster_terrorists sometimes]] seems to be [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/glamour_spell airheaded]], and sometimes comes across as the most clever of the trio, even though [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/no_guys chronically]] DistractedByTheSexy. Also, [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/not_it! knows her lore]]. ** ''Dangerously Chloe'' has a page in which she says she's a straight-A student. ** [[spoiler: And her initial feeling that Rain was "way more suspicious" than Skye was proven ''right'' when she sees Rain has "boy parts"--and is the "imposter" Sandi was worried about.]] *** [[spoiler: And her original suspicion about Faith because she was "sleeping with the enemy" turned out to be correct - although not in the way Jacqui meant it.]] * {{Glamour}}: Her speciality. * TheGlomp: How she helps Faith beat Ash--by glomping his midsection with a little affection. He said nobody could lay a hand on him? Jacqui laid TWO hands--and a cheek and two arms with UnsoundEffect [[TheGlomp GLOMP!)]] to boot. * HotForTeacher: For Mr. Delatorre. * HotLibrarian: The disguise she used to seduce Mr. Delatorre. * LovableCoward: She's [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/magick_chicks_-_holiday_special_-_2_of_2 the easiest to scare]] of her coven and Melissa sees her [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/school_of_monstery_monsters as bit of a cry-baby]]. Jacqui herself [[SelfDeprecation pictured this trait overblown]] in her illusion during the "sparring" with Chastity, to lull an opponent into incaution. ** Played straight when TortureTechnician Gabrielle threatens to remove her fingernails, the fear of physical pain causes Jacqui to drop her Glamour of Faith...or maybe it was just the idea of her nails being damaged. [[ObfuscatingStupidity It's hard to tell...]] * MasterOfIllusion: This seems to be her specialty, thanks to her Glamour spells. ** Even Faith [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/your_president_needs_you realizes this]] and goes to her when she wants to have an "immersive session" with Madamoiselle Lepommier. * MotorMouth: Its powerful enough to send even Faith running out of the room in horror. * NiceGirl: She's the only one of the coven who isn't mean. While going along with the other two and having her own share of tricks and intrigues, she is yet to show ill will toward anyone at all. * ObfuscatingStupidity: Between casting an illusion spell on multiple people at once and disrobing to cover for the fact she's rummaging through her teacher's desk one has to wonder if she really is a ditz or is it just an act? ** ''Dangerously Chloe'' reveals that she was a straight-A student with no interest in boys until [[spoiler: succubus Chloe messed with her personality stats, turning her into a GeniusDitz with a severe case of DistractedByTheSexy hardwired into her brain.]] * ReallyGetsAround: Second only to Faith, in that regard. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/on_my_desk How can she strip so quickly?]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/highly_inappropriate Practice!]] ** ''Dangerously Chloe'' reveals that [[spoiler:it's Chloe's fault thanks to time travel shenanigans.]] * {{Squee}}: Her reaction to her teacher, Leandro Delatorre. ** She also gleefully accepts Cerise's offer of a "free" (newly-summoned) [[PreciousPuppy puppy.]] Later on bunnies on the camping trip [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/bla_blar_blah make her do this]], then a deer, and finally [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/all_they_do_is_stare a photo op]] where animals have just cozied up to Sandi. ** SayItWithHearts + WingdingEyes: While talking to [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/you_had_that_look Chase]] (x1). And [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/a_private_moment Paul]] (x1) ... [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/smoked_salmon and again]]. And [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/you_should_know_better Ash]] (x3). [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/no_guys And]] especially "[[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/how_to_spank_faith Mr. Delatorrehhhhhhh]]" ([[UpToEleven all over]])... ** Also, ''[[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/better_you_than_me%2E seconds after]]'' Melissa was [[GenderBender transformed into a boy]], Jacqui falls for her and gets all googley-eyed. * SexySantaDress: "Merry Witchmas!" [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/merry_witchmas! has Jacqui in one.]] * SheIsAllGrownUp: An old photo of hers is shown in ''Dangerously Chloe'' where it was shown her younger self had been the next-door neighbor of Teddy, the male protagonist, and wore glasses at the time. Contrast that to her present self. [[/folder]] [[folder: Cerise Darkshade]] !!Cerise Darkshade [[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Cerise_218.jpg]] The third and final of the protagonists, fifteen year-old witch Cerise Darkshade may very well be even more ambitious than Melissa in climbing the social ladder. With a plotting streak that would make Starscream himself proud, Cerise seems to be constantly thinking of ways to overthrow Melissa as leader of the Hellrune Coven and has even used her as a shield against a gender bending beam during the Charybdis Heights incident. Now at the bottom of the social ladder with Melissa and Jacqui, Cerise has set her sights beyond the coven and is now focused on the ultimate victory of reaching the top of Artemis Academy before Melissa can. ----- * AllGirlsWantBadBoys: [[spoiler:Cerise ''likes'' Callista, but after witnessing corrupted Skye's dark, hedonistic behaviour, she finds herself falling for Skye even more.]] * AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: She's cut Faith's connection to the school and is ready to remake Artemis Academy into her own image after she's stabilized. And make all the girls love her, ready to give Melissa her first threat to her popularity. -->'''Cerise:''' Who's popular ''now,'' Melissa? * AmbiguouslyBi: During her original appearance on Webcomic/{{Eerie Cuties}} she dismissed Layla as too stuck up for her tastes. When she first learned that Artemis was an all girl's school the first thing out of her mouth was "We're gonna become lesbians," and now she's looking for a girlfriend to boost her popularity amongst the student body. ** The ambiguity is starting to fade. Following [[spoiler: her kissing Calista]] she remarks at how nice it was before immediately starting to rationalize it. While helping Mel pick out a dress for a date with Ace, she says, "Kissing girls is just fine! I mean, at least girls are gentle, soft and smell nice!" Which gets Jacqui wanting to try kissing girls--and both Cerise and Melissa telling her "PASS!" ** Her [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/the_darkness_that_changed_you reaction]] to Savage Skye [[spoiler: after Skye's earlier, innocent self drained the excess evil power in a dying Cerise]] has Cerise even less ambiguous. (A Feral Cerise pounces on Skye and it's implied she's giving "love bites" to the corrupted Skye.) %%* AttentionWhore * BecomingTheMask: She started off wooing Callista to climb the social ladder in her school, but as of late seems to sincerely enjoy spending time with her. * BlackEyesOfEvil: [[spoiler:After Cerise's power is magnified by Hecate's potion, and she antagonizes the Student Council as well as her former coven, her eyes are completely black.]] * BigBad: She is shaping up to be this. [[spoiler:As of Chapter 15, she got all the girls who could resist her, namely the Student Council, to go on a camping trip, then severed Faith's psychic connection to Artemis Academy in order to become popular and loved like Faith was. She even spilled the secret that she, Mel and Jacqui were witches, turning the the Student Council on them. Then she used Skye's mind controlled animals in an attempt to get rid of them permanently via teleportation circle.]] * BreakTheHaughty: Her first Battle Duel defeat by Melissa when her fireball gets BOUNCED back at her. * TheChessmaster: Cerise sets up ASimplePlan that takes her closer to her goals then any other by manipulation. [[spoiler:First, she erases the Student Council's memories of her and secludes them by sending them on a camping trip. Then, she analyses Faith's mind, learning of her psychic connection to the school and usurping it. Then, she reveals that Jacqui and Melissa are witches, turning the rest of the Student Council on them. Lastly, she uses a massive teleportation circle in an attempt to get rid of them forever.]] * ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: She's thrown Mel into the path of the Orb of Tiresias' magic beam, and when she sees Mel cause her giant beast to go [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/sob_sob "sob sob"]] she kicks in the higher powers of the Forbidden Magicks. Not that the Fireball worked--Cerise got burned when it got "bounced" back to her. ** Chapter 15 has her now do worse. See the Spoiler for BigBad. * TheCorrupter: She got Skye down her path for her StartofDarkness, and it's shown in recent strips [[spoiler: after she drinks Hekate's potion that she is becoming "Mr. Inky," a black-skinned being that helps finish it when Skye willingly absorbs the excess energy to save Cerise from dying.]] * EvilCannotComprehendGood: She can't understand why'd Melissa want to date a boy since it won't make her popular. * EvilIsPetty: Really, everything she's done, she done in the name of being popular at a new school. Even going to extremes just to keep her status even though she more or less achieved her goal. * EvilRedhead: Most certainly the most manipulative and generally mean of the Hellrune Coven. Melissa had her moments, but e.g., the possibility of "backstabbing" Tiffany didn't even occur to her until Cerise did it. * GreenEyedMonster: Turns out she not keen on being second banana to Melissa, which dates as far back as when they were pre-teens. * {{Irony}}: Melissa seems to have pretty much dropped any effort to regaining her queen bee status and, though she's not fond of Cerise's haughtiness or her methods to get popular, doesn't seem to care either what Cerise does now. But Cerise can't get over how Melissa usurped her former AlphaBitch status and antagonizes her over reasons as petty as a few of the students liking her. * ItsAllAboutMe: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/hope_it_pleases_you A picture is worth a thousand words.]] It's bad enough that she's [[UnwittingPawn using Callista]] to climb Artemisis' social ladder, but she stoops as low as to use [[spoiler: a nude painting of herself]] to hog the spotlight, at her girlfriend's birthday party! * {{Jerkass}}: She's amoral, disloyal and selfish, with few redeeming qualities. * JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: She starts off using immoral means to acquire popularity, but is only somewhat worse than Faith and Melissa. As she grows more and more obsessed with popularity, she uses increasingly underhanded means to get it. [[spoiler:But it isn't until she drinks Hekate's potion to bring a witch to their full potential that she becomes unambiguously evil. Upon reaching this point, she secludes the Artemis Student Council as well as her former coven mates, Melissa and Jacqui, with the intention of [[KillEmAll killing them all.]] That way, she can use MindControl to become Artemis Academy's new AlphaBitch without the interference of these particularly strong willed girls and get rid of the girl she hates most, Melissa.]] * KamehameHadoken[=/=]SphereOfDestruction: Her latest magick is a fireball she launches at Melissa. ** HoistByHisOwnPetard : It gets "bounced" back to Cerise--and it doesn't end well for her. * KarmaHoudini: She's gotten away with lots of her earlier plots she's hatched mostly completely unscathed. ** Melissa even lampshades this, following Cerise's latest "victory", by saying what many fans have been thinking for sometime: -->'''Melissa''': ''[deadpan]'' [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/luckiest_bitch You are the luckiest bitch alive.]] * KarmaHoudiniWarranty: Lately though she's been having second thoughts to her schemes and even Melissa unwittingly manages to gain a notch after beating one of the Combat Corps students in combat practice ''without using magick at all.'' Cerise is beginning to show she might be suffering the strain: ** Dark Skye ruining Cerise's moment at Callie's party, showing off and promising to meet her with less than clear intent seemed to disconcert her more seriously. (Skye later sees pictures of Cerise in a bikini when she sees Cerise's smartphone--and emails them to herself. This also outrages Cerise. It changes to panic when Skye tells Cerise what she thinks Cerise really wants to do with her inner hedonist--and Cerise runs.) ** When she gets memory-repressed again after giving her report to the Headmistress, she's shown to have written, "I'm so sorry, Callie." Mainly when she mentioned "vulnerable," Callie came to mind and Cerise blushed as well, hinting her own vulnerability for the archer as well as BEING vulnerable around Dark Skye. ** Seeing Melissa get a win against Charity, Cerise delves into Forbidden Magicks. She then calls out Melissa, and finds Melissa is MUCH more powerful than she thought. Even the Fireball Cerise uses isn't enough to stop Melissa from giving Cerise her first defeat--and giving Melissa another notch up on Cerise. * [[spoiler: KillEmAll: Her biggest attempt to grab popularity and power from Faith, Melissa and anyone else who could stop her involves doing this, by getting rid of them with a massive teleportation circle.]] * LaserGuidedKarma: But her most recent "power play" has karma finally catch up to her. [[spoiler: When Hekate gives Cerise a potion to give to Melissa so the power of Mel's witch blood can be able to negate The Wand's influence on her, Cerise drinks it instead. However, since the potion wasn't meant for HER, the boost in power is about to tear Cerise to pieces. However, a battery is needed to bleed off that power...and Skye more-than-willingly becomes it.]] * MassTeleportation: [[spoiler:How she tries to get rid of the Artemis Student Council and her former coven mates permanently.]] * MeaningfulName: Her first name, Cerise, means cherry. It's later revealed that Cerise still has her... uh... cherry. * ManipulativeBitch: ** A perfect example [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/tuning_up here]], where she uses Skye to make Callista jealous, [[spoiler: so Callista will agree to go clothes shopping with her, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/more_provocative to further her goals]]]]. ** And she continues to [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/mixed_signals pull on Callista's heartstrings]] to further manipulate her. Seriously, the girl's turning into [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Azula.]] ** On the other hand, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/taking_a_while she seems]] unsure about her treatment of Skye, maybe there's hope for her after all. ** Chapter 14 has her deal with this. [[spoiler: Dying due to her PhlebotinumOverload, her spirit runs into pre-corruption Skye, who happens to be in the same part of the time-space continuum. And power within her turns Cerise into "Mr. Inky," who brings Skye to Hekate and her overloaded-and-dying self. Which Hekate applauds, as it meant Cerise knew when she needed to do to save herself. Skye is willing to do what she needs to save Cerise...and Cerise apologizes for making her cry. Then they kiss...]] * PhlebotinumOverload: [[spoiler:After Cerise drinks a potion designed to bring a witch to their full potential, she starts getting ripped apart by her own power, since unlike Melissa, the witch the potion was meant for, she didn't have the capacity to handle it. Fortunately for her, something to shunt the excess power into just happens to be brought forth...]] * PowerIncontinence: [[spoiler: There was a reason that potion wasn't meant for you to swallow yourself, Cerise. Your body couldn't take the power the potion had in it while Melissa's could.]] * PowerMakeover: Induced with her in Chapter 14. ** PowerDyesYourHair: Subverted:[[spoiler:After imbibing a potion to bring a witch to their full potential, her hair turns black like it was when she was younger.]] ** [[spoiler: DarkIsEvil: Now the black energy of the potion is spreading to the rest of Cerise, and also altering her voice so Skye doesn't recognize her. She is becoming that mysterious being, "Mr. Inky," that Skye ran into earlier. It also gives her SpikesOfVillainy on her back as well as FemmeFatalons.]] * TheResenter: Back when she first met Melissa and Jacqui, she was the most popular girl in their school. But as their figures started developing, Melissa became more popular among the boys, and eventually in general. Jacqui doesn't think Cerise ever forgave Melissa for this, and one upping Mel is a major motivation in her popularity grab. ** Addressed in Chapter 11. Even after Cerise manages to become considered one of the elite and gains, at least currently, immensely more popularity than Melissa, Cerise reacts with a great deal of jealousy towards any attention Melissa does manage to receive. This leads to her going to Forbidden Magicks--and finding Melissa's a lot more than even the Magicks can deal with in battle. Leading to her first defeat--and even MORE attention to Melissa. ** With Chapter 14, it seems to have carried over to the Coven as a whole, as she's shown throwing a picture of the trio on the floor. [[spoiler: Finally fed up with Hekate's favoritism of Melissa over her being the last straw, Cerise foolishly drinks an AmplifierArtifact only to find out her body's unable to handle it. However, someone might have come in to relieve that load before it kills Cerise...]] * SharedUniverse: She shows up briefly in a ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' ImagineSpot [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/she_conspired_with_the_occult where she helped Sandra used magic against Senna]] ([[UnreliableNarrator except not really]]). * TheStarscream: Plots to overthrow Melissa, who's learned to [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/you_had_that_look recognize such moments just by expression]]. ** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when girls are contacted via dolls somewhat resembling them... and Cerise gets a SuperDeformed Starscream. ** Her attempts to gain popularity haven't been successful when they also aim to overthrow Melissa in the process. (The party she threw for Callie ended up having Savage Skye crash it, and her delving into Forbidden Magicks got bounced back at her literally.) ** [[spoiler: And did we mention she drank a potion Hekate meant for Melissa, and Cerise is close to dying because of it? Or not so close now thanks to Skye...]] * SocialClimber: From the moment the Hellrune Coven gets transferred to Artemis Academy, she plots ways to overthrow Melissa, by raising to the top of the school's social ladder before Melissa can. Her latest scheme involves pretending to date [[spoiler:Callista]]; thus, using [[spoiler:Callista]]'s popularity to gain recognition for herself. She eventually even goes so far as to [[spoiler:sever Faith's unintentional, popularity-inducing psychic connection to the school to replace it with her own and kill Faith, Melissa and Jacqui as well as the Student Council with a teleportation circle (target destination unknown as of yet) to ensure they can't stop her]]. * SpannerInTheWorks: With the Orb, she threw Melissa into it's path. [[spoiler: She recently foiled Hekate's plan to corrupt Melissa by swallowing the potion meant for Melissa herself, only seeing it would boost Melissa's power--but not that Cerise's own body couldn't handle the strain of it.]] * StandardPowerupPose: Did this after taking the vial, at first... * SummonMagic: The biggest magic we've seen her use thus far. ** She can summon a bear chimera named Toby with a love for baconator burgers and a giant bee who's stingers are tipped in a paralytic venom. ** Her recent [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/luckiest_bitch "Infinipuppy"]] summon [[spoiler: that her new girlfriend, Callie, tipped her into [[FlawExploitation using]]]] brought a lot of [[PreciousPuppy puppies]] to swarm an opponent [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes who had that fear.]] So she's able to bring in one very big animal, or [[ZergRush several very small ones]], depending on the situation at one time...though they might linger a bit as the Toby and the bee stayed for a little while instead of one vanishing after the other appeared. * ThisCannotBe: Her reaction to Mel's Fisted GroundPound which launches BOULDERS up. * ThisIsGonnaSuck: After [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/bounce Cerise launches a fireball]] at Melissa, it gets "bounced" back to her thanks to Mel's Wand. And the OhCrap look on her face lets us know that another loophole in her KarmaHoudiniWarranty is about to open up. Last scene has her eyes closed and a flash of light. ** UnsoundEffect: The following [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/skiiiiiiid strip]] has her on the ground having plowed a bit of it with a "SKIIIIIIID" as Mel hands Cerise her first loss in Magic Duels. * ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil / DrunkOnTheDarkSide: [[spoiler: What happened to Cerise after Skye stabilizes her evil from killing her. She's now intent on killing those who can stop her, even her former coven mates and her former girlfriend, Callie.]] * TheUnfavorite: When Mel is "corrupted by the Wand" Cerise is asked to [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/not_meant_for_your_world give a potion]] that would amplify a witch's cursed blood to it's fullest potential to Melissa. (Hekate had unintentionally led Cerise to believe that [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/a_nice_touch she would replace Mel in leading the coven,]] and the potion was instead for HER, not Mel.) * WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[spoiler:Cerise drinks a potion meant to bring a witch up to their full potential. Because she doesn't have the capacity to handle it, she experiences a PhlebotinumOverload, which makes her far more evil than she was before. Even when Skye stabilizes her, Cerise is such that she isn't above killing anyone to get her goals now, especially if they are too far away for anyone else to save them.]] [[/folder]] [[folder:Faith Abbott]] [[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FaithCharPage_7826.jpg]] !!Faith Abbott An esper, Faith Abbott is Artemis Academy's most powerful student, the student council president, and the object of affection for just about every girl in the academy. Ultimately not caring about the affections of her fellow students (though she does enjoy [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre having fun with them]]) Faith wastes no time in "welcoming" the coven (via ComedicUnderwearExposure) to Artemis. With formalities out of the way Faith immediately sets out to bring the one girl she has no hold over under her charms: Melissa. ----- * TheAce: Let's just say she's multi-talented and leave it at that, shall we? ** She's a terrible cook though. At least, according to Tiffany. ** [[spoiler:BrokenAce: Unconsciously uses her psychic connection to the school to make everyone around her love her, because deep down [[IJustWantToBeLoved she just wants to be loved.]] She doesn't take it well when Cerise makes her realize what she's been doing. Nor when she loses the connection to Cerise, intent on making the school and its students hers just like they were once Faith's.]] * AlphaBitch: She's the student council president, and no one seems to have any objections based on the fact that every girl in the school seems to have a crush on her. * AuraVision: Among Faith's many talents, as an esper, is the ability sense and read auras, which she's demonstrated on three separate occasions: ** Although [[spoiler: Hecate's]] attack wasn't aimed directly at her, she could sense that the power behind it was [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/the_motion_carries ancient and dark in nature.]] ** When [[spoiler: Skye]] shows up at Callista's birthday party unannounced, Faith lets her stay so she can keep an eye on her. When Sandi protests the idea, Faith notes that something about [[spoiler: Skye's]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/in_rags aura was practically growling.]] ** The latest instance is when [[spoiler: Skye kisses Cerise in front of Callista, which causes Callie to take aim and order Skye to back off, which alarms Sandi. Faith calms her down by telling her [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/killing_intent Callista's aura lacked killing intent.]]]] * BiTheWay: Though the student body practically throws itself at her the only ones she seems to genuinely love thus far are Ash and more recently [[spoiler: Tiffany]]. With the revelation of her [[spoiler:psychic connection to the school, it would seem that she is probably the very reason everyone else is bi]]. * BitchInSheepsClothing: Though ever since she started hanging out with [[spoiler: Tiffany]] its seen that she's really not so bad. If anything she's proving to be a pretty nice girl. ** It took being almost killed through her own arrogance to get her to admit that it was her own fault, and realize that she needs to be "made better". She seems a bit nicer, these days, though she [[ReallyGetsAround continues to sleep around.]] * EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Not that that's too hard, since almost EveryoneIsBi, but she is particularly popular. In fact, [[spoiler:her power might even be the very reason EveryoneIsBi]]. * FoeRomanceSubtext: With Ash. [[spoiler:And Tiffany]]. * HeroicSacrifice: Faith has done this twice so far: ** The first was when tried to buy time for Tiffany to get the wand, by [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/sharper_than_a_sanjiegun trying to hold off Svletvana and Veronique]], despite having lost her power... [[spoiler: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/a_backup_plan and was beaten unconscious for it.]]]] ** The other occurs in chapter 15, where she [[spoiler: uses the last of her energy to fling Melissa and Sandi free of Cerise's teleportation circle in the hope that they can save Artemis Academy from Cerise.]] * {{Hypocrite}}: Likes to flirt and sleep with other girls, but gets mad a Tiffany for kissing Amelia. Though admittedly, she didn't bring this up until Tiffany chastised her over the same thing. * ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: Faith surrounds herself with those girls who resist her influence. * [[spoiler:IJustWantToBeLoved: To the point that she brainwashes her fellow students into loving her without even realizing it.]] * ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Happens [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/not_a_person here]]. -->'''Mystery Girl:''' How humiliating this must be for you... Defeated... Outwitted... Impotent!\\ '''Faith:''' Hey! Faith Abbott is ''not'' impotent! Ask any of my girlfriends! * [[spoiler: KarmaHoudiniWarranty: Despite being an AlphaBitch, and an occasional JerkAss, Faith's had a pretty good run. Ironically, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/so_have_i_spoken karma comes a knockin']] right when she seems to try changing for the better, and Cerise, who is much worse than she is, makes a move for her place. And that also includes Cerise severing Faith's connection to the school, intent on usurping it and the student body for her own ends.]] * ManipulativeBitch * MeaningfulName: * MindOverMatter: She can use telekinesis to hold people. * NotNowKiddo: When Sandi insists that there is something suspicious about all the animals surrounding them, Faith completely dismisses her concerns. This turns out to be a mistake, [[spoiler:since Cerise and Skye turn out to be using them as {{Mind Control}}ed proxies to kill all of them]]. * PassingTheTorch: To [[spoiler: Melissa]] as President. * ThePornomancer: So much that it raises questions. While she is certainly [[TheAce very talented]] and seductive, there is some speculation that she is using her powers to increase everyone's desire for her. Tiffany has doubts as to whether Faith herself fully realizes what she does and [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/sugar_buzz Layla]] detected something unusual about her presence. Even her enemies and [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer the handful of girls who claim to be entirely heterosexual lust after her]], especially when she focuses on them. [[spoiler:Cerise eventually confirms this, and replaces Faith's psychic connection with the school with one of her own.]] * ReallyGetsAround: She's not ashamed to admit it and even Tiff had to admit she went a little far when she called her on it. --> '''Faith:''' Don't slut-shame me, Tiff. I won't apologize for liking sex.\\ '''Tiffany:''' I...okay, m'sorry. For that part. * RescueRomance: Faith seems to have fallen in love with [[spoiler: Tiffany]] after the latter saved her from a bloodlusted [[spoiler: [[Webcomic/EerieCuties Layla.]]]] ** [[spoiler: She's begun courting her, by treating her to a day at the spa, and has said [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/take_things_slow she'd give up other girls for her.]]]] ** Now with a twist: after Tiffany tells Faith she saved the day [[spoiler: to cover for Melissa]], Faith shyly asks if she gets a kiss for it. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/hero_get_a_kiss She does.]] * SleepsWithEveryoneButYou: Poor, poor Sandi. * SmugSuper: She's extraordinarily gifted, and BOY does she KNOW it. ** BullyingADragon: She's dangerously overconfident. After mentally subduing [[EerieCuties Layla]], she decides to draw out her bloodlust, and tries to take her on without her powers! ** To Faith's credit, she wasn't doing half bad, 'til she got full of herself and forgot about the ceiling. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/your_guard_is_down Whoops.]] ** [[spoiler: Thankfully, Tiffany was around to put a stop to it, by allowing Layla to feed on her.]] * SuperPowerLottery: Faith has numerous abilities in addition to her psychic powers, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/eat_you_up which Tiffany notes here]], and is so overpowered that [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/enjoying_the_perks Tiffany suspects]] Faith may not be fully aware whether she's using her powers subconciously or not. * TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Again, to Ash. Cast page calls him the Alpha at Apollo Academy. * [[spoiler: WillTheyOrWontThey: That mainly depends on whether or not Tiffany decides to accept her offer. See the UnresolvedSexualTension entry in Tiffany's section below.]] [[/folder]] [[folder:Tiffany Winters]] [[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Tiffany_7164.jpg]] !!Tiffany Winters Like the Hellrune coven, sixteen year-old vampire hunter Tiffany Winters originated in Webcomic/{{Eerie Cuties}} where she spent most of her time trying (and failing) to hunt the students of Charybdis Heights. When not at school she's usually either busy with her job at the local department store or continuing her hunt of Eerie Cuties' Layla, a vampire who is oddly enough her best friend as well. An [[FantasticRacism overly-zealous]] monster hunter, Tiffany is the closest thing the Hellrune coven has to a friend in Artemis Academy after saving them from their first run in with Faith. ----- * AmbiguouslyBi: She has claimed to be entirely heterosexual, and it is [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/curse_you_hormones proven that she is attracted to men in this strip]]. But she has also displayed some rather unusual interactions with Layla and Faith. Whether it is simply a misinterpreted display of her [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} wacky nature]], Faith's [[ThePornomancer ability to seduce anyone]], or a genuine attraction to women is left in the air. ** Now that [[spoiler: Amelia kissed her]] she seems to be [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/omigawd questioning her sexual orientation herself]]. After some discussion with Melissa about why girls keep kissing her, she comes to the conclusion that it must be a side effect of the "[[PaperThinDisguise anonymity]]" of her masked alter ego, allowing her to bypass the judgement of society to embrace [[HideYourLesbians forbidden love]] as a means of sharpening her sense of compassion. * BadLiar: C'mon, Tiff, everbody's seen through [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/99lbs MMAA gig]] by now. Not to mention the status of your sex life. * CharlesAtlasSuperpower: She's clearly human, but her daily morning routines involves [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/this_abomination hopping rooftops,]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/that_justice_bug countless sit-ups and single-hand standing push-ups.]] * [[DatingCatwoman Hanging Out With Batgirl]]: Tiffany's [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/i_am_your_best_friend best friend]] is [[EerieCuties Layla]], a vampire, who she still considers a potential target. ** And now [[spoiler: Faith has extended an offer to have her become her official girlfriend.]] ** [[spoiler: As of the latest strip, Faith has begun courting her.]] *** [[spoiler: And she put up little more than a smile as resistance when Faith went fishing for a kiss after Hekate made two students attack them.]] * DumbBlond * EnemyMine: for Layla, mixed with massive LesYay, to the point where the distinction is completely obliterated. ** Though at the Chinese Restaurant, she [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/i_am_your_best_friend admits]] Layla's her best friend after Layla does the same: ---> '''Layla''': Oh, Great! I'm best friends with food!\\ '''Tiffany''': Now I have to stake my best friend! I'm such a tragic heroine! * EverybodyKnewAlready: Everybody knows that Tiffany is the Mysterious Masked Academy Avenger and have even told her to her face, but she [[BadLiar flat out denies it]] and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} still seems to think her secret is safe]]. * {{Expy}}: It's very clear [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer who]] she wants to be. Just look at her name. * FantasticRacism: Goddess help the Hellrune coven if Tiff ever [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/exterminate figures out they're witches.]] Unless she's going to take the same route of indefinite procrastination as with staking Layla. * TheFool: Has her head firmly [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} in the clouds]], but also heart in the right place and weird luck, so she's good at blundering into some messed up situation and making it somewhat less messed up. * ForGreatJustice * TheHunter: Comes from a family of monster hunters. * IdiotHero: See the SmokeOut example below. * LargeHam: Oh so much. * LeParkour: She knows how to move on top of roofs and is getting Mel to do the same thing (though in Mel's case the Wand "helps"). * MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours: Tiffany subtly implies this when Mel threatens to [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/forget_this_day "kung fu her ass"]] if she catches Tiffany near her window again. * NiceGirl / ChronicHeroSyndrome: Despite her [[FantasticRacism ideas about staking vampires and "exterminating" witches]] ForGreatJustice, she managed to befriend both. What she does eagerly is helping people. Including pulling two of the vampires out of serious troubles. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/what_friends_do That's what friends do!]] * ObliviousToHints: Cloudcuckoolander that she is, she fails to notice that Mel is ''not'' interested in training with her and is only participating because the Wand is forcing her to, no matter how blatantly she hints. She fails to even notice Mel is asleep half the time and only realizes Mel is upset when she puts her hand on her face. * PaperThinDisguise: Her MMAA "disguise" consists of a small mask covering her eyes. And "...[[BadLiar also, it wasn't me!]]" * SelectiveObliviousness: She blatantly chooses to ignore that Mel is being magically compelled to work out with her by the Wand. * [[SittingOnTheRoof Sitting on the Ceiling]]: Some of Tiffany's habits are unusual to begin with, but this seems to have become her way of [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/holy_moley greeting Melissa]] in the morning. Though one has to wonder, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/muscle_witch_-_chapter_8 how she does it?]] * SmokeOut: She thinks she's the local superhero and does this to disguise her identity. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/i_am_okay! She's very, very bad at it.]] * SpannerInTheWorks: Cerise was expecting her to be in school, rather than following Melissa. As a result, [[spoiler:she doesn't apply the same amnesia she inflicted on her former coven mates and the Student Council. As soon as she mentions Cerise, everyone else remembers her too, pushing Cerise into enacting her plan a bit earlier than anticipated]]. * StunnedSilence: After finding out Faith was kidding about skinny-dipping, Tiffany remembers she has a mask on, and enters the water, shocking everyone else into this. (Mel is quick enough to not let Tiffany borrow her swimsuit, though.) * [[spoiler: UnresolvedSexualTension: Between her and Faith. The latter has [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/official_girlfriend repeatedly made]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/enjoying_the_perks her feelings clear]] on the matter, while the former shows signs of [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/take_things_slow possibly reciprocating.]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/want_some_waffles Maybe.]]]] * VictoriasSecretCompartment: It's where she [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/not_his_beautiful_face keeps her MMAA mask.]] Mel in her MagicalGirl outfit quickly grabs the mask from there when she's at the Chinese Restaurant. * WeakWilled: [[spoiler:When Dakota, Melissa's supposed father uses ''her'' {{Glamour}} artefact to make Tiffany think she is actually a handsome man, the effect goes far beyond what it did to Ace and outright scrambles her brain.]] * [[spoiler: WillTheyOrWontThey: Assuming she ever [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/it_is_for_realsies makes up]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/hero_get_a_kiss her mind.]] Complicated further by Tiffany being AmbiguouslyBi.]] * YaoiFangirl: When she sees [[spoiler:Dio and Ash]] kissing, she's blushing. [[/folder]] ! '''Others''' [[folder:Sandi Mnemonic]] !!Sandi Mnemonic [[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sandi_8307.jpg]] Faith's right hand and student council intel expert, Sandi Mnemonic has a crush on Faith as big as the sun itself and quite literally purrs when praised by her. Despite less than stellar treatment Sandi is intensely loyal to Faith going along with whatever plan she hatches and does whatever she can to please her, even if it leads to physical pain in some cases. She has a massive amount of disdain for Ash, which is reasonable considering he and Faith are more or less dating. She also seems to have accidentally become friends with Jacqui, even though Sandi doesn't like Jacqui and Jacqui's too much of a dingbat to notice... well, basically anything. ----- * BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Her undying love and loyalty to Faith comes from their childhood. [[spoiler: As a kid Sandi's mental powers were out of control and she spoke in random trivia. Faith took her under her wing and after a great deal of time and help Sandi was finally able to get herself under control by imagining her mind as a computer and filing everything away in it's appropriate spot. Her devotion continues to this day.]] * FriendToAllLivingThings: Parodied as the animals all like Sandi even if she is weird (she tries to scare bunnies, then a deer licks her, and finally in a spoof of Snow White birds and squirrels climb onto her for a picture by Jacqui). Sandi's response? "This is all highly irregular!" ** CassandraTruth: She had a feeling the animals were evil, and she's proven right when they [[spoiler: collect materials for and prepare a massive teleportation circle to kill the entire Student Council as well as Cerise's former coven mates (as the animals were really mind-controlled by Evil Skye)]]. * HopelessSuitor: She's probably the only girl who hasn't garnered Faith's attention. * MeaningfulName: A "mnemonic" (also called a "mnemonic device") is a learning technique aimed at translating information into a form that the human brain can remember better than its original form, and Sandi Mnemonic practically has as much intel as the AkashicRecords. This becomes more meaningful when we learn that [[spoiler:her powers used to be out of control, and Faith had to help her file the information in her mind by having Sandi imagine that her mind was a computer, and all of the intel as files to be stored in their proper place; a mnemonic in its own right]]. * {{Meganekko}}: Look at her folder picture. * NumberTwo: To Faith. * {{Technopath}}: It's been shown numerous times that Sandi has technopathic powers, particularly of the "mental interface" (used for analysis or to find info on the subject at hand) and super smarts variety. * TheDoorSlamsYou: She was caught behind the door that Savage Skye opened with a "BAM!" * [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: She's really good with data. So much so that Faith is genuinely curious whenever she can't get information on any given subject. * ThisCannotBe: When it looks like Faith is the "traitor" Sandy is horrified. [[/folder]] [[folder:Ash]] [[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/AshCharPage_6764.jpg]] !!Ash Ash is the ace of Apollo Academy and Faith's more or less boyfriend. Not much is known about Ash at this point beyond the fact that he works (and apparently lives) at a Chinese restaurant, is skilled enough to fight Faith on even ground, take on multiple lesser opponents at once, and is seemingly adored by the girls of Artemis as much as Faith herself. ----- * TheAce: For Apollo Academy. * BullyingADragon: Sure, Ash, [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/then_do_something_about_it goad a girl]] to go all-out on you. [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/now_we_are_getting_serious What,]] you didn't know she could turn into a [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/this_is_why_you_bother_me snake-girl?]] [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/wish_i_was_rid_of_this_thing What,]] she got the upper hand on you? [[RuleOfThree Oh,]] [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/you_can_be_other_things NOW]] you need [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/do_you_feel_him_breathing help?]] [[spoiler: Between you and melusine Brooke and Faith and vampire Layla, it's Charybdis Heights 2, Artemis/Apollo Academies 0. Good thing Mel was able to snap Brooke out of her frenzy and Ace able to give you CPR.]] * DoesNotLikeShoes: Or at least he's yet to be seen with them, be it infiltrating Artemis, dropping in on Faith, or even just walking around. * {{Expy}}: Of {{Ranma|OneHalf}} * FoeRomanceSubtext: With Faith. * FriendlyEnemy: He and Apollo Academy as a whole it seems. --> '''Ash:''' You're at Artemis Academy, aren't you?\\ '''Melissa:''' Um...just started...\\ '''Ash:''' Did I steal your breastplate? Sorry, that's just a thing we do there.\\ '''Melissa:''' Um...no! But...you could...if you wanted to... * TestosteronePoisoning: During his second brief guest spot on {{Eerie Cuties}} he unknowingly endured three hours of having his energy drained by a [[spoiler: [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Doompanty-charged Chloe]] and her two lesser succubi minions.]] When he runs off to go meet up his sparring partner they're left utterly amazed that he was still standing. Did we mention that he was identified as a prime target because of how far they were from him when they first detected his testosterone levels? --> [[spoiler: '''Chloe:''']] This is...'''impossible!''' You should be starved of energy by now!\\ '''Ash:''' I ''am'' starved! But nothing a half-dozen angus burgers on the way can't fix! * WalkingShirtlessScene: If Faith hasn't sliced it off he just seems to like it off for some reason or another. [[/folder]] [[folder:Callista "Deadeye" Archer]] [[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Callista_4368.jpg]] !!Callista "Deadeye" Archer Callista is the last member of Faith's trio and head of the schools archers. Focused and deadly accurate with her bow, she makes up the muscle of Faith's group before Faith herself. She enjoys a fair amount of popularity herself. Despite her confident and focused appearance recent discoveries reveal she's actually rather shy. At least, when it comes to matters of love. ----- * AmbiguouslyBrown: She's notably darker than the other girls in a Special Edition postcard. * BadassAdorable: Despite the smirks seen early on, the uncanny accuracy, and a focused, collected personality expected of The Archer she gets really panicky when [[spoiler: [[ItMakesSenseInContext Cerise asks her out,]]]] complete with blushing, stammering, and even calling herself plain. ** Confirmed, as seen her reaction to finally hooking up with [[spoiler: Cerise.]] -->'''Calissta:''' J-just like that?\\ [[spoiler: '''Cerise:]]''' Un-huh!\\ '''Callista:''' S-so you're my girfriend now?\\ [[spoiler: '''Cerise:]]''' ''[nods, smiling]''\\ '''Callista:''' Wow! I... I have a girlfriend! [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/just_like_that ....I have no idea what to do with a girlfriend.]] * DeathGlare: Gives one complete with dagger to Skye when Cerise tells Skye that she looks adorable--and can't decide which girl's looks she likes better. Then Callie steps up with a DeterminedExpression, making Cerise swoon, "Oh...Oh, Callie!" * HeroicBSOD: She is extremely dismayed to learn that [[spoiler:her "girlfriend" Cerise is actually a witch, and if things continue to shape up they are, a monster who would kill her without a thought.]] * MeaningfulName: Callista Archer? Must we really explain it? * OnewayVisor: A set piece of her ensemble. Its apparently designed to help with her aim. And [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/now_is_for_running give IR vision]]. She seems to constantly wear it, and when Cerise takes it off it leaves an impression on her face. * [[spoiler: UnwittingPawn: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/tuning_up To Cerise.]] Poor Callie.]] [[/folder]] [[folder: Leandro Delatorre]] [[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Leonardo_4192.jpg]] !!Leandro Delatorre One of the teachers at Artemis. ----- * {{Bishonen}}: Oh so very much. * CoolTeacher: He saved Jacqui from a ScaryLibrarian by flirting with her. [[spoiler: The librarian was actually Jacqui using a glamour spell to achieve just this.]] * HotTeacher: Jacqui's goes googley eyed over him [[spoiler: and she's dating him, [[MasterOfIllusion by disguising herself]] as a HotLibrarian.]] * {{Megane}} * StoicSpectacles: The only time thus far he's shown any significant amount of emotion being [[spoiler: when the principal told him about Melissa causing a level 9 magical event]] and when [[spoiler: Jacqui shows up half naked on his desk after class.]] [[/folder]] [[folder: Hekate]] !!Hekate The goddess of witchcraft. ----- * BadBoss: She shrinks Melissa when Hekate sees the Wand, and begins The Wand gaining more influence over her onetime Favorite. [[spoiler: Also doesn't show concern when TheUnfavorite, Cerise, drinks a potion meant to help Melissa override the Wand's power over her--here she seems bored.]] * BaitAndSwitchComment: Cerise thinks that Hekate is about to offer her great power due to the fact that her old favourite, Melissa, has been ruined by the wand. But no, Hekate just wants Cerise to fix her. * IncomingHam: As befitting a being of her stature: -->'''Hekate: ''DAUGHTERS! May those that have wronged you beware my wr-''''' Oh... It's you. What is it this time? [[MundaneUtility Your lip gloss the wrong color again?]]\\ '''Melissa:''' [[SeriousBusiness That was an emergency!]] * TheCorrupter: As Melissa is her favourite follower, but is being "ruined" by the Wand, she seeks to empower Melissa's witch blood to its full strength in order to curb the Wand's influence on her. When [[spoiler:Cerise takes the potion instead, Hekate offers to allow Skye to take some of Cerise's corruption into herself in order to save Cerise from her PhlebotinumOverload. She ''does'' at least warn Skye about the consequences, but Skye [[LoveMartyr ignores them]].]] * DeadpanSnarker: She frequently makes hilariously cynical comments: -->'''Hekate:''' Don't mind her, she's just dying.\\ '''Skye:''' Dying?! Omigosh! We have to do something!\\ '''Hekate:''' Don't worry, it'll be good for her. * TheFashionista: She loves good clothes offered to her and calls out Savage Skye on her own taste in clothes: "These look Horrendous!" * GodsHandsAreTied: She can no longer interact with Melissa directly thanks to the Wand and is thus forced to send her a gift via a proxy. She foolishly chooses [[TheResenter Cerise]]. * NiceJobBreakingItHero: She tries to "save" Melissa from the Wand's influence by increasing the power of her witch's blood, which would hopefully block out the Wand's "corruption". But because she was foolish enough to trust [[TheResenter Cerise]] with the AmplifierArtifact, Cerise drinks it for herself. * [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Nice Job Fixing Things, Hekate]]: Melissa was loyal to you before you saw the wand, then what did you do? You went ballistic and shrank her down. It happened to be where pixie dust was, too. Well, it wasn't like turning Mel into a pixie would bypass the PowerIncontinence problem she had that forced the wand to be separated from her, right? Or turn her into a CuteWitch MagicalGirl, Right? Or put Mel's loyalties to you in jeopardy in the process, RIGHT?!? [[RuleofThree Whoops...]] and as a bonus, the Wand now has Mel "corrupted" enough [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/not_meant_for_your_world to bring out a potion to force Mel back to you?]] Way to go, Lady...you turned a loyal witch into a [[FromNobodyToNightmare potential threat.]] * OurGodsAreGreater: She is the goddess of witchcraft. She wields a great deal of magical power, but doesn't seem capable of doing much directly, instead choosing to act through mortals. * PostModernMagik: Traditionally, sacrifices to Hecate include meat or live dogs and lambs. Nowadays, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/my_favorite she'll take designer clothing instead]]. Of course, she first insists, "You know how it works! I'm not one of those [[AttentionWhore attention-whore genies!]] You need my help, you offer some tribute first!" (Meaning the price for her help isn't "cheap" but can be easily arranged for.) ** Cerise wins her over with strawberry-kiwi Snapple, though, for a moment. * PsychicPowers: She wields more than just magic. She is capable of launching psychic attacks that can take control of or drain other beings. [[/folder]] [[folder: Skye]] !!Skye A relatively weak esper with the power to talk to animals. ----- * ADarkerMe: Post-corruption, her inhibitions become very loose. [[spoiler: Part of this could because she took part of Cerise's overwhelming power, and possibly some of Cerise's spirit, into herself in Chapter 14 to save Cerise from dying.]] ** She scares Cerise at her locker, first by emailing pictures of Cerise in a bikini from Cerise's own smartphone to herself, then asks her "Go skinny dipping?" --->'''Skye:''' You ''do'' want to skinny-dip, don't you? I can see it in your eyes! You want to lose your inhibitions! You want to run naked through the forest at midnight! Howl at the moon! ** Cerise tries to run to class, but Skye zings her with "You can't run from who you really are, Cerise!" ** BrainwashedAndCrazy: After realizing Cerise was really only interested in Callista, she runs away in tears, only to encounter [[spoiler:[[TheCorrupter a mysterious being that have its own idea of]] "what kind of creature she could be." It even unnerves Cerise at the end of "Birthday Suit" when Skye seems to outdo her in everything, and scares Cerise outright when Callie is in danger of being eaten by wolves. It eventually turns out that future Cerise was said mysterious being, and that Skye had ''allowed'' this to happen on Cerise's behalf]]. ** ClothingDamage: When Skye crashes Callista's party, the outfit she was in earlier is shown with a few tears and stains to it. One girl even asks, "What happened to '''her!?'''" *** BestKnownForTheFanservice: When Sandi points out Skye's in "rags," Skye suddenly realizes Sandi's right. Skye then takes off her clothing, going "We can't have that!" and putting Sandi into a StunnedSilence. Faith later admits once Skye's changed to another outfit, "...you seem to have been a good source of entertainment for the girls." *** Cerise, seeing she'd been trumped in that department, vows to reclaim that spot "Once I figure out how to get '''even nakeder!'''" (Earlier, Cerise prided nudity as a "spiritual experience" after giving Callie artwork of herself, nude.) ** EvilFeelsGood: During her crazy routine Skye almost dances, and even after it's stopped, still grins like it's the funniest joke of her life. ** EvilIsSexy: She was already ''[[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/a_flashy_spell cute]]'', but Savage Skye looks ''[[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/bam great]]''. ** HorseOfADifferentColor: Her entrance when crashing the party was impressive, but departure on a wolf's back managed to beat it. A nice touch. ** [[spoiler:MurderTheHypotenuse: She orders a pack of wolves to eat Callista]]. ** TookALevelInBadass: She doesn't flinch when Callie pulls a bow on her. Because she can bring wolves to bear on Callie--and a chipmunk to destroy her bowstring (and Callie's edge). ** {{Yandere}} * TheBeastmaster: While she can't [[SummonMagic summon animals on her own]], she can take advantage of creatures summoned by other people, as Cerise nearly learns to her dismay. ** When Callie aims her bow at Skye to get her drop let Cerise go, Skye warns Callie "My babies might take your joke the wrong way." In come several wolves ready to protect "Mama." * CharacterDevelopment / FromNobodyToNightmare: Skye went from a timid challenger to Cerise, to an admirer when she saw Cerise kiss Callista on their date, to someone who thought Cerise liked her too (but was using her to get closer to Callie), to her present BrainwashedAndCrazy Evil-Corrupted version 2.0 ready to claim Cerise for her own. And have no guilt about using wolves to eat Callie to do it. ** At Cerise's locker, she even becomes someone who could cause ''Cerise'' to run in panic! ** But in Chapter 14, we see Skye's motivation for her major change and the noble reason why. [[spoiler: We find that Cerise's spirit, who became "Mr. Inky," brought Skye to Cerise before her mortal body, about to be destroyed through PhlebotinumOverload, could die. To save Cerise from dying, Skye's willing to let the extra power corrupt her soul.]] * TheDragon: [[spoiler:She seems to be this to Cerise's BigBad. In Chapter 15, she saves Cerise from dying by taking some of Hekate's excess power, as well as her evil, into herself. It boosts her ability to communicate with animals such that she doesn't NEED to be in proximity to get them to do her work. Which helps when they prepare to make a massive teleportation circle to take out the Artemis Student Council, Melissa and Jacqui.]] * {{Expy}}: She's the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Fluttershy]] in Magick Chicks cast of pony expies. * FaceHeelTurn: ** Showed signs in "Birthday Suit" (chapter 9) when she was ready to have Callie eaten by wolves to take Cerise for herself. ** Later becomes more brazen in "Imposters" (chapter 12) to where she can even scare Cerise when she knows what the then-redhead would ''really'' like to do. ** After reappearing in "Broken Up" (chapter 14) after her earlier self drains Cerise of excess evil to keep Cerise from dying, is now more savage and openly evil, having also gained some of Hekate's essence. ** Now in the present chapter ("Whose Idea Was This Again?" #15) she is openly with an evil grin and TheDragon to Cerise's BigBad. * FriendToAllLivingThings: A benefit of being an animal telepath. * GoodEyesEvilEyes: She had wider eyes pre-corruption, but Skye now has a bit of a squint with an "up-to-something" glint in her eyes. As if she's in the game of love's "next round" against Callie for Cerise. * ImpossiblyTackyClothes: [[spoiler:according to Hekate ''[[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/what_happened_to_you here]]'' on her non-uniform appeareance. This also includes what looks like a corset with Tutu and Goth accessories. Though in Skye's defense, she only had that one outing with Cerise and Callie that hinted a "wild child" was what she was going for.]] * IncompatibleOrientation: Skye has shown no interest in boys, and [[spoiler:Rain is actually a boy in disguise,]] Skye may be aware of this, and has been a bit nasty about rejecting him. [[spoiler:Then again, now that we know that Skye and Cerise's powers are entangled, Rain's gender may have nothing to do with it at all.]] * LipstickLesbian: She displays some very stereotypically feminine behavior, but has only shown interest in other girls. Could also be SingleTargetSexuality, though. * LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:She saves Cerise's life, not just out of compassion, but a willingness to do "anything for her". TheCorruption is the price she has to pay.]] * LoveMartyr: [[spoiler:She [[MagicKiss willingly takes Cerise's corruption into herself,]] staining her soul and making her evil, in spite of Cerise's horrible flaws. All to win her love]]. * PurityPersonified: [[spoiler:Hekate]] says that there is no malevolence in her aura whatsoever, which is an impressive trait for a mortal. * ShowgirlSkirt: Wears one with FluffyFashionFeathers in one more styled with BlackSwan in this [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/hug one-shot pic]] by Cassandra. * SlasherSmile: Has one when Cerise tells the campers Faith's lost her connection to the school and obviously now enjoys being Cerise's second. * SpeaksFluentAnimal: Her {{Telepathy}} is specialized for communicating with animals. * UnwittingPawn: Cerise pretends to like her, but actually just uses her as a tool to make Callista jealous and accelerate the development of their relationship. ** [[TheDogBitesBack The Pawn Plays Back:]] Post-corruption, Skye gives Cerise a deep kiss in front of Callista, so possibly Skye has the means to challenge Callie for Cerise. [[spoiler: Which include a pack of hungry wolves and a bowstring-chewing chipmunk.]] It also seriously unnerves Cerise at the end. *** She also unnerves Cerise more when she meets the redhead at her locker. Seeing Cerise's smartphone has pictures of Cerise in a bikini, Skye emails them to herself. She then paints a disturbing picture of what Cerise's inner heondist would love to do (see the quote under "A Darker Me") with a crazed, evil look in her eyes. It causes Cerise to run in panic. ** However, with her entry into Cerise and Hekate's meeting, Skye would [[spoiler: be the "battery" to relieve Cerise's "power problem"...and]] play a part in her outdoing Cerise later on... * WeakButSkilled / HeartIsAnAwesomePower: She could win over animals in her battle with Cerise until that bee sting caused Toby's pain to override her power. After her corruption, she could command a chipmunk to neutralize Callie's bow and a pack of wolves to attack Callie. She later uses them to [[spoiler:set up a massive teleportation circle to get rid of the Student Council, as well as Cerise's former coven mates.]] [[/folder]] [[folder: Rain]] !!Rain Addams A member of the Combat Corps. ----- * ASimplePlan: Rain thought to beat Melissa, Rain would have to take Melissa down before she could use magick. Which makes it more humiliating when magick doesn't even hint at being needed to beat Rain. * ArmorPiercingQuestion: Asked by Jacqui to Rain: [[spoiler: "Excuse me, but...are those boy parts?" This gets Rain flustered, and tries to reply with, "Haven't you seen an 'outie' before, dummy?" only for Jacqui to smirk, "Sweetie, I know boy parts when I see them."]] * CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Her talent as a member of the Combat Corps. Tiffany describes her as having a very powerful right hook. * ExpositoryHairStyleChange: As Jacqui describes it, her dye job is "angry hair! She's out to get someone". After being humiliated by Melissa in a sparring match, she dyes her hair black to show her determination to even the score. * {{Expy}}: Of Rainbow Dash from MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic. * [[spoiler:GenderReveal]]: [[spoiler:Appears to be a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifter]]. Might be considered [[UnsettlingGenderReveal unsettling]]. As he can actully only shift around his body mass, he cannot shift his genitalia. However, it was the fact Jacqui caught Rain having "boy parts" that showed Rain was the "imposter" Sandi talked about.]] * HopelessSuitor: She has a crush on Skye. But Skye wants a woman with a strong personality (or perhaps [[spoiler:[[LesYay she is simply aware of the fact]] that [[GenderReveal Rain isn't actually a girl]]]]), and [[ADarkerMe after her corruption]], she gets pretty nasty about it. * MulticoloredHair: You can't see it due to the comic strip being different shades of grey, but Mel implies that her hair usually has the colours of the rainbow, fitting in with who she is an {{Expy}} of. * SoreLoser: Tiffany states that Rain will be wanting a rematch, and sure enough, she doesn't take Melissa defeating her very well. ** Rain, as well as AJ, didn't like that it seemed Tiffany had been coaching Melissa on the side either. * UnderestimatingBadassery: As far as most people knew, Melissa just dropped after her sparring match with Faith. In addition to that, Rain assumed that the SquishyWizard principle applied and thought she would be able to take Melissa out easily so long as she could do so before Melissa had the chance to cast. Cue her being judo tossed before she even knows what's happened. * UnknownRival: After being humiliated by Melissa at her own combat talent, she trains hard, [[ExpositoryHairStyleChange dyes her hair]], and gives a big speech only to be deflated by Melissa asking "I'm sorry, but... Have we met?" ** YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: When Melissa recognizes Rain, she tells Rain, "I love what you've done with your hair!" This gets Rain going, "You're not supposed to!" * [[spoiler:VoluntaryShapeshifting]]: [[spoiler:Rain isn't actually a girl, but a boy that has assumed a (mostly) female shape, and when Jacqui catches him, he shifts back]]. [[/folder]] [[folder: Dakota]] !!Dakota Melissa's supposed father, except that she is apparently a woman using {{Glamour}} to make everyone think she is an extremely buff man. ----- * AdventurerArchaeologist: Her career apparently revolves around hunting down artifacts. * BadLiar: In spite of her cover story, she frequently refers to the fact that she is a woman and even Melissa's mother, spreading confusion and forcing her to cover things up again using her skull trinket. * {{Glamour}}: She has a skull trinket that allows her to manipulate the minds and perceptions of others. She uses it to keep up her cover as Melissa's "father". [[/folder]] [[folder: The Wand]] !!The Wand A mysterious wand of incredible power that appeared after Melissa tried to draw power from the school. Used to belong to the heroine Musical Starlight. ----- * ArtifactOfDoom: To understand why hearing "level 9 magical event" made even calm Leandro rapidly produce molten bricks out of the rear end, let's remember: EC had an artifact capable of ''indirectly causing [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/round_one_fight! the extinction of the humanity]]'' if it goes a little loopy and given enough time. That was classified as [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/not_it! level 5]]. And it doesn't look like the scale is inverted. Yes, [[FantasticNuke "glassed bricks" is an appropriate image]] here. * BlessedWithSuck: It grants its chosen owner incredible power, but has strict demands on its owner's conduct [[ForGreatJustice in the fight for justice]] (and comes with an [[EmbarrassingButEmpoweringOutfit embarrassing outfit to boot]]). * ByThePowerOfGrayskull: After Tiff mentions "But...Justice!" [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/feeling_froggy_are_we The Wand puts Mel]] in her CuteWitch MagicalGirl Outfit with in the background "MagicalGirl Transformation For Justice!" mentally implied by The Wand. ** Mel's response to the wand doing this? An exasperated "Oh, come '''on!'''" Tiff's? "'''Squeal!'''" * ClingyCostume: Mel has a lot of trouble taking the outfit off on her own. And the Wand is unlikely to remove it itself until Mel finishes working ForGreatJustice. * TheDreaded: [[spoiler:Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft seems to loathe it greatly. Since it is shielded from her divine presence, she tries to use indirect intervention to destroy it and everyone who knows about it. Seeing it is enough to turn her against Melissa by shrinking Melissa without a warning or a good reason.]] * EmbarrassingButEmpoweringOutfit: As mentioned, in the BlessedWithSuck and ClingyCostume examples, [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/feeling_froggy_are_we it's part of the package.]] As implied in her second nightmare, Mel would rather be in her underwear in class [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/most_unorthodox than in the costume.]] * EmotionControl: It can turn people ready to kill each other into instant friends. [[{{Yaoi}} Very close friends]]. -->'''Mel:''' No refunds! * ForYourOwnGood: The possessing magic force from nowhere is a harsh mistress. But it seems to improve Melissa. ** In her latest battle against Cerise, Melissa is able to GroundPound with her fist to launch boulders -- something she couldn't do before the Wand. * GoodIsNotNice: After Mel refuses to do a physical workout with Tiffany, it [[{{Geas}} magically compels]] her to mimic Tiffany's movements to a further extent than is probably healthy. ** And now it's shown to use Mel's body to do so even when Mel's asleep. * LoyalPhlebotinum: Only Melissa seems to have the ability to use it. ** When Cerise powers up, the Wand [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/sob_sob comes]] to Melissa's hand. After Cerise launches a fireball at Melissa, the Wand [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/bounce bounces]] it back to Cerise after Melissa uses the Wand as a makeshift tennis racquet. * MacGuffin * MorphWeapon: You need a sword, Ash? (shimmer) One quick-changed sword I am! Waitasec...you got an idea, girlie? ** [[spoiler: SonicStunner: One magical megaphone coming up! (Mel uses it to scream "SNAP OUT OF IT!!" to stun a frenzied and transformed Brooke, which causes her to regain some sanity.)]] * ScrewySquirrel: Hey, listen... what, you don't want to heed me? Fine! Any implied choice was only here as a veneer of politeness, didn't you figure it out yet? I gave you a chance to do it on your own, but Noooooooooo, you prefer it happen "the hard way"... * SentientPhlebotinum: Becomes apparent when it starts reacting happily to Tiffany and forces Melissa to use her as a mentor. ** And, as shown in EerieCuties, it can even [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/stupid_magick_stick guilt trip Melissa into helping her!]] [[/folder]] [[folder: Mystery Girl]] [[quoteright:116:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Mystery_girl_464.jpg]] !!Mystery Girl A young girl that began appearing to Mel asking her to rescue her cat. She first appeared in Mel's dream of herself as a magical maid, then in waking a short time later. Then, while Faith had Mel in her personal dream world, the girl intruded (still demanding her cat be rescued) causing Mel to snap out of her stupor and break out. When she appeared again in front of Mel and Tiff, an exasperated Mel rescued the cat from the tree, only for the girl to fade away commenting that the cat was Mel's. Just what her goals are, or if she has any relationship with The Wand, is unknown. ----- * CatUpATree: Stages this twice. * CreepyChild: It quickly becomes clear that something is off about her. Especially given the [[PsychoticSmirk sinister expressions]] on her face when Melissa finally gives in to her CatUpATree act and her strange ability to vanish. * PsychoticSmirk * TalkingInYourDreams: Tries to guilt trip Melissa about her supposed CatUpATree many times by sending her strange dreams. [[/folder]]
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[[foldercontrol]] ! '''Main Characters''' [[folder:Melissa Hellrune]] [[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Melissa_3530.jpg]] !!Melissa Hellrune The leader of the three protagonists, collectively known to fans as the Hellrune Coven, sixteen year-old witch Melissa Hellrune and her friends have been transferred to Artemis Academy for causing a school-wide gender bending incident back at their old {{Ghoul School}} [[EerieCuties Charybdis Heights]]. Once at the top of the social ladder, Melissa has immediately found herself little more than a nobody at Artemis Academy. Refusing to let her queen bee status go she immediately begins plotting on how to take down Faith Abbott, the student council president and the single most popular girl in Artemis Academy. To top it off she and her friends have to keep under wraps that they're witches in a school for monster hunters. ----- * AlphaBitch: She used to be this back at her old school and though still the alpha of the coven Cerise's continuous popularity grabs succeeding make it seem as though even that is starting to slip through her fingers. ** Though her own successes at getting popularity in ways she wasn't comfortable with are starting to tilt that momentum back to her (the victories over Rain in "Muscle Witch", and both Charity and ''Cerise herself'' in "Two Words" are signs of it). She's not used to Tiff hugging her or being tossed up in the air in victory. ** LovableAlphaBitch: She may have crossed into this when she revealed while getting a "truth message" that [[spoiler: she no longer cares about being top dog and is more worried about what's becoming of her friends.]] * AttackReflector: Can do this with the help of the Wand. [[spoiler:Proves useful when she reflects some of Cerise's BlackMagic back at her.]] * BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: Jacqui said this was what Mel did when she defeated Rain (used no magic but pure combat ability to beat the Haughty Combat Corpswoman). Reflecting Cerise's fireball back at her could be another example. * BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Mel wanted the power of Artemis Academy and [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/you_stupid_school got it.]] Unfortunately, that PLUS the Wand she didn't know she had then let her know [[OhCrap something's wrong.]] * BlondesAreEvil: As evil as you can expect a popularity-obsessed high school girl to be. * BreakTheHaughty: This seems to be the basic goal of her and the Hellrune Coven being sent to Artemis Academy in the first place. It's debatable if its working but its certainly frustrating her to no end. ** Subverted, in that [[spoiler: the Principal of Charybdis Heights sent the Hellrune Coven there [[TheMole specifically to gain information on what goes on at Artemis Academy]] - their minds are simply wiped after reporting in each time.]] ** '''Double''' Subverted in that The Wand is intent on forcing Melissa into becoming a better person... whether she wants to or not. ** And played with given her latest EerieCuties appearance lamenting she hates the Wand, Tiff and that there are no boys in Artemis Academy--and she misses boys. A big fall from where she was on top at Charybdis Heights. * CantGetAwayWithNothing: Nothing she's planned has worked out the way she's wanted so far. The fact that Cerise has the exact opposite happen only seems to amplify her frustration. ** Recently she had to face Cerise in combat duels...and it was ''Cerise'' who got served HumblePie thanks to the Wand deflecting her own attack back to the redhead. * CharlesAtlasSuperpower: As a result of training with Tiffany, she can punch the ground hard enough to make big chunks of rock rise up. * ChekhovsGun: The magical girl dream from the first page twice now. The first time during her fight with Faith, and then [[spoiler: when it turns out she really ''is'' a {{magical girl}}.]] * CrocodileTears: [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/let_me_make_this_up_to_you Has a spell to generate these when she wants to manipulate someone]]. * CurbStompBattle: ** Mel judo-flips Rain without thinking, then launches into kung-fu against her. All the while she's not sure [[HowDoIShotWeb how she's doing it.]] ** Facing Cerise's big monster, she pounds the ground to throw up boulders at it--and make it go "sob sob." She then uses the Wand to send Cerise's fireball back at her. * DaddysGirl: ironic for a witch, doubly ironic in that her "Daddy" isn't a daddy at all. * EmpathicWeapon: The wand she discovers in an early storyline turns out to have a mind of its own, including forcing her to train with Tiffany every morning and showing an image of Tiff dead to guilt-trip Melissa into helping. When Mel faces Cerise, it appears within grab range--and given Cerise then goes for her Fireball to end the fight, Mel doesn't shoo the wand away--and uses it to send that fireball back at Cerise. ** MorphWeapon: She sees the wand turn into a sword when Ash asks for one, but decides of a better way to stop a frenzied Brooke. [[spoiler: Getting it to become a magical megaphone, [[SonicStunner she screams]] "SNAP OUT OF IT!" at Brooke to stun the melusine.]] * [[spoiler:HalfHumanHybrid: Well, she's probably technically fully human, but half of her actual bloodline is that of a witch, while the other half is of something else...]] * HasTwoMommies: Subverted. Melissa doesn't know her "father" is a woman, and Dakota has geassed her repeatedly with a magic talisman to keep her from finding out. * HumiliationConga: She's been on one from the word go, but now she's hit her low point when its revealed [[spoiler: that she's a {{magical girl}}, complete with an embarrassing outfit.]] ** This is an odd example since it's been an absolute nightmare for her, but she has a great number of girls at Artemis singing her praises...which is exactly what she wanted in the first place, just not how she wanted to get there. * {{Irony}}: In so many ways she hadn't foreseen: ** At the beginning of the comic, she wanted to overthrow Faith and take her position as Artemis' [[AlphaBitch 'queen bee'.]] [[spoiler: Now she has it... [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/quite_popular when she no longer cares about it.]] And Faith has [[PassingTheTorch handed her position to her.]]]] ** Speaking of Faith, Mel used to want nothing to do with her. Now she's gone at a time when Melissa could use her help the most. Both for defeating [[spoiler: [[BigBadFriend Cerise]]]] and to teach her the responsibilities of being [[spoiler: the new student council president.]] ** Melissa also used to [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/wheatgrass_juice complain about Tiff and her insane workouts.]] Now she's gone too, along with the student council. And there's no telling when, or if, any of them will return. Well, Melissa, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor how's that for service?]] * InstantExpert: She already knew she was getting physically stronger thanks to her training with Tiffany, but much to her own surprise, she has also somehow become a KungFuWizard. * ItsAllAboutMe: She's determined to become Artemis Academy's [[AlphaBitch 'Queen Bee']], by overthrowing [[SmugSuper Faith.]] ** [[spoiler: [[ItMakesSenseInContext A quick massage that focuses on pressure points that stimulate truthful answers]] reveals that she no longer cares about that and is more concerned that she's been wronging her friends recently...then she freaks out when she realizes what she just said.]] * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She may be petty enough to be concerned with something like being the top of the social chain at school, but when [[spoiler: Hekate mind-controls two students to kill Faith and Tiffany and destroy the wand]] Mel admits to not wanting the two of them to get hurt; which says a lot, since she's determined to [[spoiler: dethrone Faith.]] * KungFuWizard: With the help of the wand and Tiffany's training, she is capable of kung-fu and judo moves, despite knowing nothing about martial arts. Even depowered, she'd probably be deadly. * [[spoiler: MagicalGirl: Melissa is revealed to be one in [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/one_of_those_magical_girls in this strip!]]]] * MeatPuppet: ** The first time, she just tapped into the power of Artemis Academy and it [[PowerIncontinence overwhelmed her,]] turning her into a wild, mindless force of power even Faith got concerned about. Mel is only stopped when The Wand's taken out of her. *** And later Professor Delatorre finds out a Level Nine Magical Event happened around the time Mel got the wand. [[spoiler: Which this was.]] ** After she's shown to be a true MagicalGirl, The Wand thinks Tiffany is a good role model to train with and uses Tiff to train Mel's previously "porcelain doll" body to be more able to fight ForGreatJustice. This involves getting Mel to go through TrainingFromHell whether willing (she's not) or even conscious (when The Wand senses Tiff one night Mel's still asleep as Tiff does "night training" to help Mel [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential become a better fighter even without magick.]] It looks like Mel's doing all this in her sleep or at least with her eyes closed). Once Mel finds out about the night training and realizes what happens, she's not happy about it. * PowerLevels: Though she's unaware of it she's [[spoiler: generated a level nine magical event that has the Artemis staff on edge.]] * PowerMakeover: Of a comedic torment variety. Mel got taste in clothes keen enough that Hekate puts up with her antics for this and she's ''vain''. As such, she loudly objects when whatever she wears is transformed into [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/the_magic_thingy_agrees something more utilitary]]. Her opinion on the MagicalGirl outfits is that [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/hero_get_a_kiss she'd rather run around naked]], [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/most_unorthodox thank you very much]]. ** AmazonianBeauty: She hasn't quite reached that stage yet, but Mel is ''[[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/muscle_witch_-_chapter_8 not]]'' a fan of the AmazonianBeauty look, [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon preferring to look like a porcelain doll]]. She gets very upset with Tiffany when her muscles start tightening as a result of all the training Tiffany has been making her do. *** She's definitely getting there, as shown when she [[StunnedSilence stuns the crowd (and herself)]] by [[spoiler: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/the_dud dropping Rain in seconds flat!]]]] Seems all that training with Tiffany's beginning to pay off. *** Her recent combat duel with Cerise has her able to punch the ground to shock the class and Cerise again (and scare Cerise's beast while at it), and bouncing Cerise's fireball back at her shows she's there--with the class enjoying her performance. ** PowerGlows: Twice, but the big one is [[spoiler: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/wake_up_wake_up when she finally gets a hold of the wand!]]]] ** SphereOfPower: When she got the wand. * PyrrhicVictory: Her main goal is to increase her popularity and become Artemis Academy's new AlphaBitch. But just about everything that has gotten her more popular have not been things she enjoys, making her victories feel hollow. * ShockwaveStomp: What does Mel do when Cerise conjures a giant beast against her? [[GroundPound Punch the ground]] and cause a good bit of Earth in the form of major boulders to [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/sob_sob rise up!]] And cause said beast to go, "sob sob". * SquishyWizard: [[FlawExploitation Originally played straight and exploited by Faith]]. But after a bunch of training from Tiffany, [[NoSell it gets averted]] to the [[StunnedSilence shock of all present]]. * [[UngratefulBastard Ungrateful Bitch]]: Mel tells the cat the Wand's done nothing to fight Faith. What did it do instead? Give her a dumb costume, control her body, and ruin her love life (obvious downsides). She then adds, "Teach me kung-fu, improve my grades, make me popular at school..." and thinks THOSE might not be QUITE as bad (though possibly not enough to counter the earlier disadvantages). What tilts her into this? Breaking the 3-3 tie with the cat bothering her Siamese as a downside. * {{Unpaused}}: When exposed to the [[spoiler:Wand]] in the middle of a conversation, she falls into a trance. When the [[spoiler:Wand]] is taken away, she resumes her conversation as if nothing happened until she notices the person she was speaking to is no longer there. * UnsoundEffect: She sends the fireball back at Cerise with a "BOUNCE". [[/folder]] [[folder:Jacqui Brightmoon]] [[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Jacqui_5431.jpg]] !!Jacqui Brightmoon Childhood friend of Melissa and the second of the protagonists sixteen year-old Jacqui is for all intents and purposes a stereotypical boy crazy high school girl. Like Melissa, Jacqui is a witch who specializes in illusions and glamour. Unlike Melissa and Cerise, Jacqui doesn't seem nearly as concerned with rising to the top of Artemis' social system. Usually the ditz of the group Jacqui's attention span is about as long as the distance to the nearest cute guy. Though easily distracted her moments of competence raise questions of if it's just an act or not... ----- * BlackBestFriend * ChildhoodFriends: With Melissa. * CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: She's undeniably ditzy and not brave, but has quick tactical thinking and has shown herself to be a capable fighter against Chastity. In fact, it's beginning to look like ''all'' of it might be an act. [[spoiler:Like Melissa and Cerise, she was put under an amnesia spell to spy on Artemis Academy. Unlike Melissa and Cerise, she actually managed to dig up some important information, and reported her findings in a crisp and professional manner]]. * DeadpanSnarker: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/wink! Oh]], [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/spoiler_alert! yes]]. * FeminineWomenCanCook / ThroughHisStomach: Thanks to her side-romance with Paul, she's the only one we ''know'' can cook (Faith tried, but was told she's a "terrible cook"). [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/want_some_waffles Want some waffles?]] * FriendToAllLivingThings: She has one of Cerise's magical puppies, and in the camping trip, shows she likes bunnies and recently got a puma to act like a big kitty. * GeniusDitz: She [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/hipster_terrorists sometimes]] seems to be [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/glamour_spell airheaded]], and sometimes comes across as the most clever of the trio, even though [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/no_guys chronically]] DistractedByTheSexy. Also, [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/not_it! knows her lore]]. ** ''Dangerously Chloe'' has a page in which she says she's a straight-A student. ** [[spoiler: And her initial feeling that Rain was "way more suspicious" than Skye was proven ''right'' when she sees Rain has "boy parts"--and is the "imposter" Sandi was worried about.]] *** [[spoiler: And her original suspicion about Faith because she was "sleeping with the enemy" turned out to be correct - although not in the way Jacqui meant it.]] * {{Glamour}}: Her speciality. * TheGlomp: How she helps Faith beat Ash--by glomping his midsection with a little affection. He said nobody could lay a hand on him? Jacqui laid TWO hands--and a cheek and two arms with UnsoundEffect [[TheGlomp GLOMP!)]] to boot. * HotForTeacher: For Mr. Delatorre. * HotLibrarian: The disguise she used to seduce Mr. Delatorre. * LovableCoward: She's [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/magick_chicks_-_holiday_special_-_2_of_2 the easiest to scare]] of her coven and Melissa sees her [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/school_of_monstery_monsters as bit of a cry-baby]]. Jacqui herself [[SelfDeprecation pictured this trait overblown]] in her illusion during the "sparring" with Chastity, to lull an opponent into incaution. ** Played straight when TortureTechnician Gabrielle threatens to remove her fingernails, the fear of physical pain causes Jacqui to drop her Glamour of Faith...or maybe it was just the idea of her nails being damaged. [[ObfuscatingStupidity It's hard to tell...]] * MasterOfIllusion: This seems to be her specialty, thanks to her Glamour spells. ** Even Faith [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/your_president_needs_you realizes this]] and goes to her when she wants to have an "immersive session" with Madamoiselle Lepommier. * MotorMouth: Its powerful enough to send even Faith running out of the room in horror. * NiceGirl: She's the only one of the coven who isn't mean. While going along with the other two and having her own share of tricks and intrigues, she is yet to show ill will toward anyone at all. * ObfuscatingStupidity: Between casting an illusion spell on multiple people at once and disrobing to cover for the fact she's rummaging through her teacher's desk one has to wonder if she really is a ditz or is it just an act? ** ''Dangerously Chloe'' reveals that she was a straight-A student with no interest in boys until [[spoiler: succubus Chloe messed with her personality stats, turning her into a GeniusDitz with a severe case of DistractedByTheSexy hardwired into her brain.]] * ReallyGetsAround: Second only to Faith, in that regard. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/on_my_desk How can she strip so quickly?]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/highly_inappropriate Practice!]] ** ''Dangerously Chloe'' reveals that [[spoiler:it's Chloe's fault thanks to time travel shenanigans.]] * {{Squee}}: Her reaction to her teacher, Leandro Delatorre. ** She also gleefully accepts Cerise's offer of a "free" (newly-summoned) [[PreciousPuppy puppy.]] Later on bunnies on the camping trip [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/bla_blar_blah make her do this]], then a deer, and finally [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/all_they_do_is_stare a photo op]] where animals have just cozied up to Sandi. ** SayItWithHearts + WingdingEyes: While talking to [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/you_had_that_look Chase]] (x1). And [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/a_private_moment Paul]] (x1) ... [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/smoked_salmon and again]]. And [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/you_should_know_better Ash]] (x3). [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/no_guys And]] especially "[[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/how_to_spank_faith Mr. Delatorrehhhhhhh]]" ([[UpToEleven all over]])... ** Also, ''[[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/better_you_than_me%2E seconds after]]'' Melissa was [[GenderBender transformed into a boy]], Jacqui falls for her and gets all googley-eyed. * SexySantaDress: "Merry Witchmas!" [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/merry_witchmas! has Jacqui in one.]] * SheIsAllGrownUp: An old photo of hers is shown in ''Dangerously Chloe'' where it was shown her younger self had been the next-door neighbor of Teddy, the male protagonist, and wore glasses at the time. Contrast that to her present self. [[/folder]] [[folder: Cerise Darkshade]] !!Cerise Darkshade [[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Cerise_218.jpg]] The third and final of the protagonists, fifteen year-old witch Cerise Darkshade may very well be even more ambitious than Melissa in climbing the social ladder. With a plotting streak that would make Starscream himself proud, Cerise seems to be constantly thinking of ways to overthrow Melissa as leader of the Hellrune Coven and has even used her as a shield against a gender bending beam during the Charybdis Heights incident. Now at the bottom of the social ladder with Melissa and Jacqui, Cerise has set her sights beyond the coven and is now focused on the ultimate victory of reaching the top of Artemis Academy before Melissa can. ----- * AllGirlsWantBadBoys: [[spoiler:Cerise ''likes'' Callista, but after witnessing corrupted Skye's dark, hedonistic behaviour, she finds herself falling for Skye even more.]] * AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: She's cut Faith's connection to the school and is ready to remake Artemis Academy into her own image after she's stabilized. And make all the girls love her, ready to give Melissa her first threat to her popularity. -->'''Cerise:''' Who's popular ''now,'' Melissa? * AmbiguouslyBi: During her original appearance on Webcomic/{{Eerie Cuties}} she dismissed Layla as too stuck up for her tastes. When she first learned that Artemis was an all girl's school the first thing out of her mouth was "We're gonna become lesbians," and now she's looking for a girlfriend to boost her popularity amongst the student body. ** The ambiguity is starting to fade. Following [[spoiler: her kissing Calista]] she remarks at how nice it was before immediately starting to rationalize it. While helping Mel pick out a dress for a date with Ace, she says, "Kissing girls is just fine! I mean, at least girls are gentle, soft and smell nice!" Which gets Jacqui wanting to try kissing girls--and both Cerise and Melissa telling her "PASS!" ** Her [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/the_darkness_that_changed_you reaction]] to Savage Skye [[spoiler: after Skye's earlier, innocent self drained the excess evil power in a dying Cerise]] has Cerise even less ambiguous. (A Feral Cerise pounces on Skye and it's implied she's giving "love bites" to the corrupted Skye.) %%* AttentionWhore * BecomingTheMask: She started off wooing Callista to climb the social ladder in her school, but as of late seems to sincerely enjoy spending time with her. * BlackEyesOfEvil: [[spoiler:After Cerise's power is magnified by Hecate's potion, and she antagonizes the Student Council as well as her former coven, her eyes are completely black.]] * BigBad: She is shaping up to be this. [[spoiler:As of Chapter 15, she got all the girls who could resist her, namely the Student Council, to go on a camping trip, then severed Faith's psychic connection to Artemis Academy in order to become popular and loved like Faith was. She even spilled the secret that she, Mel and Jacqui were witches, turning the the Student Council on them. Then she used Skye's mind controlled animals in an attempt to get rid of them permanently via teleportation circle.]] * BreakTheHaughty: Her first Battle Duel defeat by Melissa when her fireball gets BOUNCED back at her. * TheChessmaster: Cerise sets up ASimplePlan that takes her closer to her goals then any other by manipulation. [[spoiler:First, she erases the Student Council's memories of her and secludes them by sending them on a camping trip. Then, she analyses Faith's mind, learning of her psychic connection to the school and usurping it. Then, she reveals that Jacqui and Melissa are witches, turning the rest of the Student Council on them. Lastly, she uses a massive teleportation circle in an attempt to get rid of them forever.]] * ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: She's thrown Mel into the path of the Orb of Tiresias' magic beam, and when she sees Mel cause her giant beast to go [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/sob_sob "sob sob"]] she kicks in the higher powers of the Forbidden Magicks. Not that the Fireball worked--Cerise got burned when it got "bounced" back to her. ** Chapter 15 has her now do worse. See the Spoiler for BigBad. * TheCorrupter: She got Skye down her path for her StartofDarkness, and it's shown in recent strips [[spoiler: after she drinks Hekate's potion that she is becoming "Mr. Inky," a black-skinned being that helps finish it when Skye willingly absorbs the excess energy to save Cerise from dying.]] * EvilCannotComprehendGood: She can't understand why'd Melissa want to date a boy since it won't make her popular. * EvilIsPetty: Really, everything she's done, she done in the name of being popular at a new school. Even going to extremes just to keep her status even though she more or less achieved her goal. * EvilRedhead: Most certainly the most manipulative and generally mean of the Hellrune Coven. Melissa had her moments, but e.g., the possibility of "backstabbing" Tiffany didn't even occur to her until Cerise did it. * GreenEyedMonster: Turns out she not keen on being second banana to Melissa, which dates as far back as when they were pre-teens. * {{Irony}}: Melissa seems to have pretty much dropped any effort to regaining her queen bee status and, though she's not fond of Cerise's haughtiness or her methods to get popular, doesn't seem to care either what Cerise does now. But Cerise can't get over how Melissa usurped her former AlphaBitch status and antagonizes her over reasons as petty as a few of the students liking her. * ItsAllAboutMe: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/hope_it_pleases_you A picture is worth a thousand words.]] It's bad enough that she's [[UnwittingPawn using Callista]] to climb Artemisis' social ladder, but she stoops as low as to use [[spoiler: a nude painting of herself]] to hog the spotlight, at her girlfriend's birthday party! * {{Jerkass}}: She's amoral, disloyal and selfish, with few redeeming qualities. * JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: She starts off using immoral means to acquire popularity, but is only somewhat worse than Faith and Melissa. As she grows more and more obsessed with popularity, she uses increasingly underhanded means to get it. [[spoiler:But it isn't until she drinks Hekate's potion to bring a witch to their full potential that she becomes unambiguously evil. Upon reaching this point, she secludes the Artemis Student Council as well as her former coven mates, Melissa and Jacqui, with the intention of [[KillEmAll killing them all.]] That way, she can use MindControl to become Artemis Academy's new AlphaBitch without the interference of these particularly strong willed girls and get rid of the girl she hates most, Melissa.]] * KamehameHadoken[=/=]SphereOfDestruction: Her latest magick is a fireball she launches at Melissa. ** HoistByHisOwnPetard : It gets "bounced" back to Cerise--and it doesn't end well for her. * KarmaHoudini: She's gotten away with lots of her earlier plots she's hatched mostly completely unscathed. ** Melissa even lampshades this, following Cerise's latest "victory", by saying what many fans have been thinking for sometime: -->'''Melissa''': ''[deadpan]'' [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/luckiest_bitch You are the luckiest bitch alive.]] * KarmaHoudiniWarranty: Lately though she's been having second thoughts to her schemes and even Melissa unwittingly manages to gain a notch after beating one of the Combat Corps students in combat practice ''without using magick at all.'' Cerise is beginning to show she might be suffering the strain: ** Dark Skye ruining Cerise's moment at Callie's party, showing off and promising to meet her with less than clear intent seemed to disconcert her more seriously. (Skye later sees pictures of Cerise in a bikini when she sees Cerise's smartphone--and emails them to herself. This also outrages Cerise. It changes to panic when Skye tells Cerise what she thinks Cerise really wants to do with her inner hedonist--and Cerise runs.) ** When she gets memory-repressed again after giving her report to the Headmistress, she's shown to have written, "I'm so sorry, Callie." Mainly when she mentioned "vulnerable," Callie came to mind and Cerise blushed as well, hinting her own vulnerability for the archer as well as BEING vulnerable around Dark Skye. ** Seeing Melissa get a win against Charity, Cerise delves into Forbidden Magicks. She then calls out Melissa, and finds Melissa is MUCH more powerful than she thought. Even the Fireball Cerise uses isn't enough to stop Melissa from giving Cerise her first defeat--and giving Melissa another notch up on Cerise. * [[spoiler: KillEmAll: Her biggest attempt to grab popularity and power from Faith, Melissa and anyone else who could stop her involves doing this, by getting rid of them with a massive teleportation circle.]] * LaserGuidedKarma: But her most recent "power play" has karma finally catch up to her. [[spoiler: When Hekate gives Cerise a potion to give to Melissa so the power of Mel's witch blood can be able to negate The Wand's influence on her, Cerise drinks it instead. However, since the potion wasn't meant for HER, the boost in power is about to tear Cerise to pieces. However, a battery is needed to bleed off that power...and Skye more-than-willingly becomes it.]] * MassTeleportation: [[spoiler:How she tries to get rid of the Artemis Student Council and her former coven mates permanently.]] * MeaningfulName: Her first name, Cerise, means cherry. It's later revealed that Cerise still has her... uh... cherry. * ManipulativeBitch: ** A perfect example [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/tuning_up here]], where she uses Skye to make Callista jealous, [[spoiler: so Callista will agree to go clothes shopping with her, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/more_provocative to further her goals]]]]. ** And she continues to [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/mixed_signals pull on Callista's heartstrings]] to further manipulate her. Seriously, the girl's turning into [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Azula.]] ** On the other hand, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/taking_a_while she seems]] unsure about her treatment of Skye, maybe there's hope for her after all. ** Chapter 14 has her deal with this. [[spoiler: Dying due to her PhlebotinumOverload, her spirit runs into pre-corruption Skye, who happens to be in the same part of the time-space continuum. And power within her turns Cerise into "Mr. Inky," who brings Skye to Hekate and her overloaded-and-dying self. Which Hekate applauds, as it meant Cerise knew when she needed to do to save herself. Skye is willing to do what she needs to save Cerise...and Cerise apologizes for making her cry. Then they kiss...]] * PhlebotinumOverload: [[spoiler:After Cerise drinks a potion designed to bring a witch to their full potential, she starts getting ripped apart by her own power, since unlike Melissa, the witch the potion was meant for, she didn't have the capacity to handle it. Fortunately for her, something to shunt the excess power into just happens to be brought forth...]] * PowerIncontinence: [[spoiler: There was a reason that potion wasn't meant for you to swallow yourself, Cerise. Your body couldn't take the power the potion had in it while Melissa's could.]] * PowerMakeover: Induced with her in Chapter 14. ** PowerDyesYourHair: Subverted:[[spoiler:After imbibing a potion to bring a witch to their full potential, her hair turns black like it was when she was younger.]] ** [[spoiler: DarkIsEvil: Now the black energy of the potion is spreading to the rest of Cerise, and also altering her voice so Skye doesn't recognize her. She is becoming that mysterious being, "Mr. Inky," that Skye ran into earlier. It also gives her SpikesOfVillainy on her back as well as FemmeFatalons.]] * TheResenter: Back when she first met Melissa and Jacqui, she was the most popular girl in their school. But as their figures started developing, Melissa became more popular among the boys, and eventually in general. Jacqui doesn't think Cerise ever forgave Melissa for this, and one upping Mel is a major motivation in her popularity grab. ** Addressed in Chapter 11. Even after Cerise manages to become considered one of the elite and gains, at least currently, immensely more popularity than Melissa, Cerise reacts with a great deal of jealousy towards any attention Melissa does manage to receive. This leads to her going to Forbidden Magicks--and finding Melissa's a lot more than even the Magicks can deal with in battle. Leading to her first defeat--and even MORE attention to Melissa. ** With Chapter 14, it seems to have carried over to the Coven as a whole, as she's shown throwing a picture of the trio on the floor. [[spoiler: Finally fed up with Hekate's favoritism of Melissa over her being the last straw, Cerise foolishly drinks an AmplifierArtifact only to find out her body's unable to handle it. However, someone might have come in to relieve that load before it kills Cerise...]] * SharedUniverse: She shows up briefly in a ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' ImagineSpot [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/she_conspired_with_the_occult where she helped Sandra used magic against Senna]] ([[UnreliableNarrator except not really]]). * TheStarscream: Plots to overthrow Melissa, who's learned to [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/you_had_that_look recognize such moments just by expression]]. ** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when girls are contacted via dolls somewhat resembling them... and Cerise gets a SuperDeformed Starscream. ** Her attempts to gain popularity haven't been successful when they also aim to overthrow Melissa in the process. (The party she threw for Callie ended up having Savage Skye crash it, and her delving into Forbidden Magicks got bounced back at her literally.) ** [[spoiler: And did we mention she drank a potion Hekate meant for Melissa, and Cerise is close to dying because of it? Or not so close now thanks to Skye...]] * SocialClimber: From the moment the Hellrune Coven gets transferred to Artemis Academy, she plots ways to overthrow Melissa, by raising to the top of the school's social ladder before Melissa can. Her latest scheme involves pretending to date [[spoiler:Callista]]; thus, using [[spoiler:Callista]]'s popularity to gain recognition for herself. She eventually even goes so far as to [[spoiler:sever Faith's unintentional, popularity-inducing psychic connection to the school to replace it with her own and kill Faith, Melissa and Jacqui as well as the Student Council with a teleportation circle (target destination unknown as of yet) to ensure they can't stop her]]. * SpannerInTheWorks: With the Orb, she threw Melissa into it's path. [[spoiler: She recently foiled Hekate's plan to corrupt Melissa by swallowing the potion meant for Melissa herself, only seeing it would boost Melissa's power--but not that Cerise's own body couldn't handle the strain of it.]] * StandardPowerupPose: Did this after taking the vial, at first... * SummonMagic: The biggest magic we've seen her use thus far. ** She can summon a bear chimera named Toby with a love for baconator burgers and a giant bee who's stingers are tipped in a paralytic venom. ** Her recent [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/luckiest_bitch "Infinipuppy"]] summon [[spoiler: that her new girlfriend, Callie, tipped her into [[FlawExploitation using]]]] brought a lot of [[PreciousPuppy puppies]] to swarm an opponent [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes who had that fear.]] So she's able to bring in one very big animal, or [[ZergRush several very small ones]], depending on the situation at one time...though they might linger a bit as the Toby and the bee stayed for a little while instead of one vanishing after the other appeared. * ThisCannotBe: Her reaction to Mel's Fisted GroundPound which launches BOULDERS up. * ThisIsGonnaSuck: After [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/bounce Cerise launches a fireball]] at Melissa, it gets "bounced" back to her thanks to Mel's Wand. And the OhCrap look on her face lets us know that another loophole in her KarmaHoudiniWarranty is about to open up. Last scene has her eyes closed and a flash of light. ** UnsoundEffect: The following [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/skiiiiiiid strip]] has her on the ground having plowed a bit of it with a "SKIIIIIIID" as Mel hands Cerise her first loss in Magic Duels. * ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil / DrunkOnTheDarkSide: [[spoiler: What happened to Cerise after Skye stabilizes her evil from killing her. She's now intent on killing those who can stop her, even her former coven mates and her former girlfriend, Callie.]] * TheUnfavorite: When Mel is "corrupted by the Wand" Cerise is asked to [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/not_meant_for_your_world give a potion]] that would amplify a witch's cursed blood to it's fullest potential to Melissa. (Hekate had unintentionally led Cerise to believe that [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/a_nice_touch she would replace Mel in leading the coven,]] and the potion was instead for HER, not Mel.) * WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[spoiler:Cerise drinks a potion meant to bring a witch up to their full potential. Because she doesn't have the capacity to handle it, she experiences a PhlebotinumOverload, which makes her far more evil than she was before. Even when Skye stabilizes her, Cerise is such that she isn't above killing anyone to get her goals now, especially if they are too far away for anyone else to save them.]] [[/folder]] [[folder:Faith Abbott]] [[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FaithCharPage_7826.jpg]] !!Faith Abbott An esper, Faith Abbott is Artemis Academy's most powerful student, the student council president, and the object of affection for just about every girl in the academy. Ultimately not caring about the affections of her fellow students (though she does enjoy [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre having fun with them]]) Faith wastes no time in "welcoming" the coven (via ComedicUnderwearExposure) to Artemis. With formalities out of the way Faith immediately sets out to bring the one girl she has no hold over under her charms: Melissa. ----- * TheAce: Let's just say she's multi-talented and leave it at that, shall we? ** She's a terrible cook though. At least, according to Tiffany. ** [[spoiler:BrokenAce: Unconsciously uses her psychic connection to the school to make everyone around her love her, because deep down [[IJustWantToBeLoved she just wants to be loved.]] She doesn't take it well when Cerise makes her realize what she's been doing. Nor when she loses the connection to Cerise, intent on making the school and its students hers just like they were once Faith's.]] * AlphaBitch: She's the student council president, and no one seems to have any objections based on the fact that every girl in the school seems to have a crush on her. * AuraVision: Among Faith's many talents, as an esper, is the ability sense and read auras, which she's demonstrated on three separate occasions: ** Although [[spoiler: Hecate's]] attack wasn't aimed directly at her, she could sense that the power behind it was [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/the_motion_carries ancient and dark in nature.]] ** When [[spoiler: Skye]] shows up at Callista's birthday party unannounced, Faith lets her stay so she can keep an eye on her. When Sandi protests the idea, Faith notes that something about [[spoiler: Skye's]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/in_rags aura was practically growling.]] ** The latest instance is when [[spoiler: Skye kisses Cerise in front of Callista, which causes Callie to take aim and order Skye to back off, which alarms Sandi. Faith calms her down by telling her [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/killing_intent Callista's aura lacked killing intent.]]]] * BiTheWay: Though the student body practically throws itself at her the only ones she seems to genuinely love thus far are Ash and more recently [[spoiler: Tiffany]]. With the revelation of her [[spoiler:psychic connection to the school, it would seem that she is probably the very reason everyone else is bi]]. * BitchInSheepsClothing: Though ever since she started hanging out with [[spoiler: Tiffany]] its seen that she's really not so bad. If anything she's proving to be a pretty nice girl. ** It took being almost killed through her own arrogance to get her to admit that it was her own fault, and realize that she needs to be "made better". She seems a bit nicer, these days, though she [[ReallyGetsAround continues to sleep around.]] * EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Not that that's too hard, since almost EveryoneIsBi, but she is particularly popular. In fact, [[spoiler:her power might even be the very reason EveryoneIsBi]]. * FoeRomanceSubtext: With Ash. [[spoiler:And Tiffany]]. * HeroicSacrifice: Faith has done this twice so far: ** The first was when tried to buy time for Tiffany to get the wand, by [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/sharper_than_a_sanjiegun trying to hold off Svletvana and Veronique]], despite having lost her power... [[spoiler: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/a_backup_plan and was beaten unconscious for it.]]]] ** The other occurs in chapter 15, where she [[spoiler: uses the last of her energy to fling Melissa and Sandi free of Cerise's teleportation circle in the hope that they can save Artemis Academy from Cerise.]] * {{Hypocrite}}: Likes to flirt and sleep with other girls, but gets mad a Tiffany for kissing Amelia. Though admittedly, she didn't bring this up until Tiffany chastised her over the same thing. * ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: Faith surrounds herself with those girls who resist her influence. * [[spoiler:IJustWantToBeLoved: To the point that she brainwashes her fellow students into loving her without even realizing it.]] * ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Happens [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/not_a_person here]]. -->'''Mystery Girl:''' How humiliating this must be for you... Defeated... Outwitted... Impotent!\\ '''Faith:''' Hey! Faith Abbott is ''not'' impotent! Ask any of my girlfriends! * [[spoiler: KarmaHoudiniWarranty: Despite being an AlphaBitch, and an occasional JerkAss, Faith's had a pretty good run. Ironically, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/so_have_i_spoken karma comes a knockin']] right when she seems to try changing for the better, and Cerise, who is much worse than she is, makes a move for her place. And that also includes Cerise severing Faith's connection to the school, intent on usurping it and the student body for her own ends.]] * ManipulativeBitch * MeaningfulName: * MindOverMatter: She can use telekinesis to hold people. * NotNowKiddo: When Sandi insists that there is something suspicious about all the animals surrounding them, Faith completely dismisses her concerns. This turns out to be a mistake, [[spoiler:since Cerise and Skye turn out to be using them as {{Mind Control}}ed proxies to kill all of them]]. * PassingTheTorch: To [[spoiler: Melissa]] as President. * ThePornomancer: So much that it raises questions. While she is certainly [[TheAce very talented]] and seductive, there is some speculation that she is using her powers to increase everyone's desire for her. Tiffany has doubts as to whether Faith herself fully realizes what she does and [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/sugar_buzz Layla]] detected something unusual about her presence. Even her enemies and [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer the handful of girls who claim to be entirely heterosexual lust after her]], especially when she focuses on them. [[spoiler:Cerise eventually confirms this, and replaces Faith's psychic connection with the school with one of her own.]] * ReallyGetsAround: She's not ashamed to admit it and even Tiff had to admit she went a little far when she called her on it. --> '''Faith:''' Don't slut-shame me, Tiff. I won't apologize for liking sex.\\ '''Tiffany:''' I...okay, m'sorry. For that part. * RescueRomance: Faith seems to have fallen in love with [[spoiler: Tiffany]] after the latter saved her from a bloodlusted [[spoiler: [[Webcomic/EerieCuties Layla.]]]] ** [[spoiler: She's begun courting her, by treating her to a day at the spa, and has said [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/take_things_slow she'd give up other girls for her.]]]] ** Now with a twist: after Tiffany tells Faith she saved the day [[spoiler: to cover for Melissa]], Faith shyly asks if she gets a kiss for it. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/hero_get_a_kiss She does.]] * SleepsWithEveryoneButYou: Poor, poor Sandi. * SmugSuper: She's extraordinarily gifted, and BOY does she KNOW it. ** BullyingADragon: She's dangerously overconfident. After mentally subduing [[EerieCuties Layla]], she decides to draw out her bloodlust, and tries to take her on without her powers! ** To Faith's credit, she wasn't doing half bad, 'til she got full of herself and forgot about the ceiling. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/your_guard_is_down Whoops.]] ** [[spoiler: Thankfully, Tiffany was around to put a stop to it, by allowing Layla to feed on her.]] * SuperPowerLottery: Faith has numerous abilities in addition to her psychic powers, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/eat_you_up which Tiffany notes here]], and is so overpowered that [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/enjoying_the_perks Tiffany suspects]] Faith may not be fully aware whether she's using her powers subconciously or not. * TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Again, to Ash. Cast page calls him the Alpha at Apollo Academy. * [[spoiler: WillTheyOrWontThey: That mainly depends on whether or not Tiffany decides to accept her offer. See the UnresolvedSexualTension entry in Tiffany's section below.]] [[/folder]] [[folder:Tiffany Winters]] [[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Tiffany_7164.jpg]] !!Tiffany Winters Like the Hellrune coven, sixteen year-old vampire hunter Tiffany Winters originated in Webcomic/{{Eerie Cuties}} where she spent most of her time trying (and failing) to hunt the students of Charybdis Heights. When not at school she's usually either busy with her job at the local department store or continuing her hunt of Eerie Cuties' Layla, a vampire who is oddly enough her best friend as well. An [[FantasticRacism overly-zealous]] monster hunter, Tiffany is the closest thing the Hellrune coven has to a friend in Artemis Academy after saving them from their first run in with Faith. ----- * AmbiguouslyBi: She has claimed to be entirely heterosexual, and it is [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/curse_you_hormones proven that she is attracted to men in this strip]]. But she has also displayed some rather unusual interactions with Layla and Faith. Whether it is simply a misinterpreted display of her [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} wacky nature]], Faith's [[ThePornomancer ability to seduce anyone]], or a genuine attraction to women is left in the air. ** Now that [[spoiler: Amelia kissed her]] she seems to be [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/omigawd questioning her sexual orientation herself]]. After some discussion with Melissa about why girls keep kissing her, she comes to the conclusion that it must be a side effect of the "[[PaperThinDisguise anonymity]]" of her masked alter ego, allowing her to bypass the judgement of society to embrace [[HideYourLesbians forbidden love]] as a means of sharpening her sense of compassion. * BadLiar: C'mon, Tiff, everbody's seen through [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/99lbs MMAA gig]] by now. Not to mention the status of your sex life. * CharlesAtlasSuperpower: She's clearly human, but her daily morning routines involves [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/this_abomination hopping rooftops,]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/that_justice_bug countless sit-ups and single-hand standing push-ups.]] * [[DatingCatwoman Hanging Out With Batgirl]]: Tiffany's [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/i_am_your_best_friend best friend]] is [[EerieCuties Layla]], a vampire, who she still considers a potential target. ** And now [[spoiler: Faith has extended an offer to have her become her official girlfriend.]] ** [[spoiler: As of the latest strip, Faith has begun courting her.]] *** [[spoiler: And she put up little more than a smile as resistance when Faith went fishing for a kiss after Hekate made two students attack them.]] * DumbBlond * EnemyMine: for Layla, mixed with massive LesYay, to the point where the distinction is completely obliterated. ** Though at the Chinese Restaurant, she [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/i_am_your_best_friend admits]] Layla's her best friend after Layla does the same: ---> '''Layla''': Oh, Great! I'm best friends with food!\\ '''Tiffany''': Now I have to stake my best friend! I'm such a tragic heroine! * EverybodyKnewAlready: Everybody knows that Tiffany is the Mysterious Masked Academy Avenger and have even told her to her face, but she [[BadLiar flat out denies it]] and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} still seems to think her secret is safe]]. * {{Expy}}: It's very clear [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer who]] she wants to be. Just look at her name. * FantasticRacism: Goddess help the Hellrune coven if Tiff ever [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/exterminate figures out they're witches.]] Unless she's going to take the same route of indefinite procrastination as with staking Layla. * TheFool: Has her head firmly [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} in the clouds]], but also heart in the right place and weird luck, so she's good at blundering into some messed up situation and making it somewhat less messed up. * ForGreatJustice * TheHunter: Comes from a family of monster hunters. * IdiotHero: See the SmokeOut example below. * LargeHam: Oh so much. * LeParkour: She knows how to move on top of roofs and is getting Mel to do the same thing (though in Mel's case the Wand "helps"). * MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours: Tiffany subtly implies this when Mel threatens to [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/forget_this_day "kung fu her ass"]] if she catches Tiffany near her window again. * NiceGirl / ChronicHeroSyndrome: Despite her [[FantasticRacism ideas about staking vampires and "exterminating" witches]] ForGreatJustice, she managed to befriend both. What she does eagerly is helping people. Including pulling two of the vampires out of serious troubles. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/what_friends_do That's what friends do!]] * ObliviousToHints: Cloudcuckoolander that she is, she fails to notice that Mel is ''not'' interested in training with her and is only participating because the Wand is forcing her to, no matter how blatantly she hints. She fails to even notice Mel is asleep half the time and only realizes Mel is upset when she puts her hand on her face. * PaperThinDisguise: Her MMAA "disguise" consists of a small mask covering her eyes. And "...[[BadLiar also, it wasn't me!]]" * SelectiveObliviousness: She blatantly chooses to ignore that Mel is being magically compelled to work out with her by the Wand. * [[SittingOnTheRoof Sitting on the Ceiling]]: Some of Tiffany's habits are unusual to begin with, but this seems to have become her way of [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/holy_moley greeting Melissa]] in the morning. Though one has to wonder, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/muscle_witch_-_chapter_8 how she does it?]] * SmokeOut: She thinks she's the local superhero and does this to disguise her identity. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/i_am_okay! She's very, very bad at it.]] * SpannerInTheWorks: Cerise was expecting her to be in school, rather than following Melissa. As a result, [[spoiler:she doesn't apply the same amnesia she inflicted on her former coven mates and the Student Council. As soon as she mentions Cerise, everyone else remembers her too, pushing Cerise into enacting her plan a bit earlier than anticipated]]. * StunnedSilence: After finding out Faith was kidding about skinny-dipping, Tiffany remembers she has a mask on, and enters the water, shocking everyone else into this. (Mel is quick enough to not let Tiffany borrow her swimsuit, though.) * [[spoiler: UnresolvedSexualTension: Between her and Faith. The latter has [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/official_girlfriend repeatedly made]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/enjoying_the_perks her feelings clear]] on the matter, while the former shows signs of [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/take_things_slow possibly reciprocating.]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/want_some_waffles Maybe.]]]] * VictoriasSecretCompartment: It's where she [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/not_his_beautiful_face keeps her MMAA mask.]] Mel in her MagicalGirl outfit quickly grabs the mask from there when she's at the Chinese Restaurant. * WeakWilled: [[spoiler:When Dakota, Melissa's supposed father uses ''her'' {{Glamour}} artefact to make Tiffany think she is actually a handsome man, the effect goes far beyond what it did to Ace and outright scrambles her brain.]] * [[spoiler: WillTheyOrWontThey: Assuming she ever [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/it_is_for_realsies makes up]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/hero_get_a_kiss her mind.]] Complicated further by Tiffany being AmbiguouslyBi.]] * YaoiFangirl: When she sees [[spoiler:Dio and Ash]] kissing, she's blushing. [[/folder]] ! '''Others''' [[folder:Sandi Mnemonic]] !!Sandi Mnemonic [[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sandi_8307.jpg]] Faith's right hand and student council intel expert, Sandi Mnemonic has a crush on Faith as big as the sun itself and quite literally purrs when praised by her. Despite less than stellar treatment Sandi is intensely loyal to Faith going along with whatever plan she hatches and does whatever she can to please her, even if it leads to physical pain in some cases. She has a massive amount of disdain for Ash, which is reasonable considering he and Faith are more or less dating. She also seems to have accidentally become friends with Jacqui, even though Sandi doesn't like Jacqui and Jacqui's too much of a dingbat to notice... well, basically anything. ----- * BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Her undying love and loyalty to Faith comes from their childhood. [[spoiler: As a kid Sandi's mental powers were out of control and she spoke in random trivia. Faith took her under her wing and after a great deal of time and help Sandi was finally able to get herself under control by imagining her mind as a computer and filing everything away in it's appropriate spot. Her devotion continues to this day.]] * FriendToAllLivingThings: Parodied as the animals all like Sandi even if she is weird (she tries to scare bunnies, then a deer licks her, and finally in a spoof of Snow White birds and squirrels climb onto her for a picture by Jacqui). Sandi's response? "This is all highly irregular!" ** CassandraTruth: She had a feeling the animals were evil, and she's proven right when they [[spoiler: collect materials for and prepare a massive teleportation circle to kill the entire Student Council as well as Cerise's former coven mates (as the animals were really mind-controlled by Evil Skye)]]. * HopelessSuitor: She's probably the only girl who hasn't garnered Faith's attention. * MeaningfulName: A "mnemonic" (also called a "mnemonic device") is a learning technique aimed at translating information into a form that the human brain can remember better than its original form, and Sandi Mnemonic practically has as much intel as the AkashicRecords. This becomes more meaningful when we learn that [[spoiler:her powers used to be out of control, and Faith had to help her file the information in her mind by having Sandi imagine that her mind was a computer, and all of the intel as files to be stored in their proper place; a mnemonic in its own right]]. * {{Meganekko}}: Look at her folder picture. * NumberTwo: To Faith. * {{Technopath}}: It's been shown numerous times that Sandi has technopathic powers, particularly of the "mental interface" (used for analysis or to find info on the subject at hand) and super smarts variety. * TheDoorSlamsYou: She was caught behind the door that Savage Skye opened with a "BAM!" * [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: She's really good with data. So much so that Faith is genuinely curious whenever she can't get information on any given subject. * ThisCannotBe: When it looks like Faith is the "traitor" Sandy is horrified. [[/folder]] [[folder:Ash]] [[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/AshCharPage_6764.jpg]] !!Ash Ash is the ace of Apollo Academy and Faith's more or less boyfriend. Not much is known about Ash at this point beyond the fact that he works (and apparently lives) at a Chinese restaurant, is skilled enough to fight Faith on even ground, take on multiple lesser opponents at once, and is seemingly adored by the girls of Artemis as much as Faith herself. ----- * TheAce: For Apollo Academy. * BullyingADragon: Sure, Ash, [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/then_do_something_about_it goad a girl]] to go all-out on you. [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/now_we_are_getting_serious What,]] you didn't know she could turn into a [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/this_is_why_you_bother_me snake-girl?]] [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/wish_i_was_rid_of_this_thing What,]] she got the upper hand on you? [[RuleOfThree Oh,]] [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/you_can_be_other_things NOW]] you need [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/do_you_feel_him_breathing help?]] [[spoiler: Between you and melusine Brooke and Faith and vampire Layla, it's Charybdis Heights 2, Artemis/Apollo Academies 0. Good thing Mel was able to snap Brooke out of her frenzy and Ace able to give you CPR.]] * DoesNotLikeShoes: Or at least he's yet to be seen with them, be it infiltrating Artemis, dropping in on Faith, or even just walking around. * {{Expy}}: Of {{Ranma|OneHalf}} * FoeRomanceSubtext: With Faith. * FriendlyEnemy: He and Apollo Academy as a whole it seems. --> '''Ash:''' You're at Artemis Academy, aren't you?\\ '''Melissa:''' Um...just started...\\ '''Ash:''' Did I steal your breastplate? Sorry, that's just a thing we do there.\\ '''Melissa:''' Um...no! But...you could...if you wanted to... * TestosteronePoisoning: During his second brief guest spot on {{Eerie Cuties}} he unknowingly endured three hours of having his energy drained by a [[spoiler: [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Doompanty-charged Chloe]] and her two lesser succubi minions.]] When he runs off to go meet up his sparring partner they're left utterly amazed that he was still standing. Did we mention that he was identified as a prime target because of how far they were from him when they first detected his testosterone levels? --> [[spoiler: '''Chloe:''']] This is...'''impossible!''' You should be starved of energy by now!\\ '''Ash:''' I ''am'' starved! But nothing a half-dozen angus burgers on the way can't fix! * WalkingShirtlessScene: If Faith hasn't sliced it off he just seems to like it off for some reason or another. [[/folder]] [[folder:Callista "Deadeye" Archer]] [[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Callista_4368.jpg]] !!Callista "Deadeye" Archer Callista is the last member of Faith's trio and head of the schools archers. Focused and deadly accurate with her bow, she makes up the muscle of Faith's group before Faith herself. She enjoys a fair amount of popularity herself. Despite her confident and focused appearance recent discoveries reveal she's actually rather shy. At least, when it comes to matters of love. ----- * AmbiguouslyBrown: She's notably darker than the other girls in a Special Edition postcard. * BadassAdorable: Despite the smirks seen early on, the uncanny accuracy, and a focused, collected personality expected of The Archer she gets really panicky when [[spoiler: [[ItMakesSenseInContext Cerise asks her out,]]]] complete with blushing, stammering, and even calling herself plain. ** Confirmed, as seen her reaction to finally hooking up with [[spoiler: Cerise.]] -->'''Calissta:''' J-just like that?\\ [[spoiler: '''Cerise:]]''' Un-huh!\\ '''Callista:''' S-so you're my girfriend now?\\ [[spoiler: '''Cerise:]]''' ''[nods, smiling]''\\ '''Callista:''' Wow! I... I have a girlfriend! [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/just_like_that ....I have no idea what to do with a girlfriend.]] * DeathGlare: Gives one complete with dagger to Skye when Cerise tells Skye that she looks adorable--and can't decide which girl's looks she likes better. Then Callie steps up with a DeterminedExpression, making Cerise swoon, "Oh...Oh, Callie!" * HeroicBSOD: She is extremely dismayed to learn that [[spoiler:her "girlfriend" Cerise is actually a witch, and if things continue to shape up they are, a monster who would kill her without a thought.]] * MeaningfulName: Callista Archer? Must we really explain it? * OnewayVisor: A set piece of her ensemble. Its apparently designed to help with her aim. And [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/now_is_for_running give IR vision]]. She seems to constantly wear it, and when Cerise takes it off it leaves an impression on her face. * [[spoiler: UnwittingPawn: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/tuning_up To Cerise.]] Poor Callie.]] [[/folder]] [[folder: Leandro Delatorre]] [[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Leonardo_4192.jpg]] !!Leandro Delatorre One of the teachers at Artemis. ----- * {{Bishonen}}: Oh so very much. * CoolTeacher: He saved Jacqui from a ScaryLibrarian by flirting with her. [[spoiler: The librarian was actually Jacqui using a glamour spell to achieve just this.]] * HotTeacher: Jacqui's goes googley eyed over him [[spoiler: and she's dating him, [[MasterOfIllusion by disguising herself]] as a HotLibrarian.]] * {{Megane}} * StoicSpectacles: The only time thus far he's shown any significant amount of emotion being [[spoiler: when the principal told him about Melissa causing a level 9 magical event]] and when [[spoiler: Jacqui shows up half naked on his desk after class.]] [[/folder]] [[folder: Hekate]] !!Hekate The goddess of witchcraft. ----- * BadBoss: She shrinks Melissa when Hekate sees the Wand, and begins The Wand gaining more influence over her onetime Favorite. [[spoiler: Also doesn't show concern when TheUnfavorite, Cerise, drinks a potion meant to help Melissa override the Wand's power over her--here she seems bored.]] * BaitAndSwitchComment: Cerise thinks that Hekate is about to offer her great power due to the fact that her old favourite, Melissa, has been ruined by the wand. But no, Hekate just wants Cerise to fix her. * IncomingHam: As befitting a being of her stature: -->'''Hekate: ''DAUGHTERS! May those that have wronged you beware my wr-''''' Oh... It's you. What is it this time? [[MundaneUtility Your lip gloss the wrong color again?]]\\ '''Melissa:''' [[SeriousBusiness That was an emergency!]] * TheCorrupter: As Melissa is her favourite follower, but is being "ruined" by the Wand, she seeks to empower Melissa's witch blood to its full strength in order to curb the Wand's influence on her. When [[spoiler:Cerise takes the potion instead, Hekate offers to allow Skye to take some of Cerise's corruption into herself in order to save Cerise from her PhlebotinumOverload. She ''does'' at least warn Skye about the consequences, but Skye [[LoveMartyr ignores them]].]] * DeadpanSnarker: She frequently makes hilariously cynical comments: -->'''Hekate:''' Don't mind her, she's just dying.\\ '''Skye:''' Dying?! Omigosh! We have to do something!\\ '''Hekate:''' Don't worry, it'll be good for her. * TheFashionista: She loves good clothes offered to her and calls out Savage Skye on her own taste in clothes: "These look Horrendous!" * GodsHandsAreTied: She can no longer interact with Melissa directly thanks to the Wand and is thus forced to send her a gift via a proxy. She foolishly chooses [[TheResenter Cerise]]. * NiceJobBreakingItHero: She tries to "save" Melissa from the Wand's influence by increasing the power of her witch's blood, which would hopefully block out the Wand's "corruption". But because she was foolish enough to trust [[TheResenter Cerise]] with the AmplifierArtifact, Cerise drinks it for herself. * [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Nice Job Fixing Things, Hekate]]: Melissa was loyal to you before you saw the wand, then what did you do? You went ballistic and shrank her down. It happened to be where pixie dust was, too. Well, it wasn't like turning Mel into a pixie would bypass the PowerIncontinence problem she had that forced the wand to be separated from her, right? Or turn her into a CuteWitch MagicalGirl, Right? Or put Mel's loyalties to you in jeopardy in the process, RIGHT?!? [[RuleofThree Whoops...]] and as a bonus, the Wand now has Mel "corrupted" enough [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/not_meant_for_your_world to bring out a potion to force Mel back to you?]] Way to go, Lady...you turned a loyal witch into a [[FromNobodyToNightmare potential threat.]] * OurGodsAreGreater: She is the goddess of witchcraft. She wields a great deal of magical power, but doesn't seem capable of doing much directly, instead choosing to act through mortals. * PostModernMagik: Traditionally, sacrifices to Hecate include meat or live dogs and lambs. Nowadays, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/my_favorite she'll take designer clothing instead]]. Of course, she first insists, "You know how it works! I'm not one of those [[AttentionWhore attention-whore genies!]] You need my help, you offer some tribute first!" (Meaning the price for her help isn't "cheap" but can be easily arranged for.) ** Cerise wins her over with strawberry-kiwi Snapple, though, for a moment. * PsychicPowers: She wields more than just magic. She is capable of launching psychic attacks that can take control of or drain other beings. [[/folder]] [[folder: Skye]] !!Skye A relatively weak esper with the power to talk to animals. ----- * ADarkerMe: Post-corruption, her inhibitions become very loose. [[spoiler: Part of this could because she took part of Cerise's overwhelming power, and possibly some of Cerise's spirit, into herself in Chapter 14 to save Cerise from dying.]] ** She scares Cerise at her locker, first by emailing pictures of Cerise in a bikini from Cerise's own smartphone to herself, then asks her "Go skinny dipping?" --->'''Skye:''' You ''do'' want to skinny-dip, don't you? I can see it in your eyes! You want to lose your inhibitions! You want to run naked through the forest at midnight! Howl at the moon! ** Cerise tries to run to class, but Skye zings her with "You can't run from who you really are, Cerise!" ** BrainwashedAndCrazy: After realizing Cerise was really only interested in Callista, she runs away in tears, only to encounter [[spoiler:[[TheCorrupter a mysterious being that have its own idea of]] "what kind of creature she could be." It even unnerves Cerise at the end of "Birthday Suit" when Skye seems to outdo her in everything, and scares Cerise outright when Callie is in danger of being eaten by wolves. It eventually turns out that future Cerise was said mysterious being, and that Skye had ''allowed'' this to happen on Cerise's behalf]]. ** ClothingDamage: When Skye crashes Callista's party, the outfit she was in earlier is shown with a few tears and stains to it. One girl even asks, "What happened to '''her!?'''" *** BestKnownForTheFanservice: When Sandi points out Skye's in "rags," Skye suddenly realizes Sandi's right. Skye then takes off her clothing, going "We can't have that!" and putting Sandi into a StunnedSilence. Faith later admits once Skye's changed to another outfit, "...you seem to have been a good source of entertainment for the girls." *** Cerise, seeing she'd been trumped in that department, vows to reclaim that spot "Once I figure out how to get '''even nakeder!'''" (Earlier, Cerise prided nudity as a "spiritual experience" after giving Callie artwork of herself, nude.) ** EvilFeelsGood: During her crazy routine Skye almost dances, and even after it's stopped, still grins like it's the funniest joke of her life. ** EvilIsSexy: She was already ''[[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/a_flashy_spell cute]]'', but Savage Skye looks ''[[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/bam great]]''. ** HorseOfADifferentColor: Her entrance when crashing the party was impressive, but departure on a wolf's back managed to beat it. A nice touch. ** [[spoiler:MurderTheHypotenuse: She orders a pack of wolves to eat Callista]]. ** TookALevelInBadass: She doesn't flinch when Callie pulls a bow on her. Because she can bring wolves to bear on Callie--and a chipmunk to destroy her bowstring (and Callie's edge). ** {{Yandere}} * TheBeastmaster: While she can't [[SummonMagic summon animals on her own]], she can take advantage of creatures summoned by other people, as Cerise nearly learns to her dismay. ** When Callie aims her bow at Skye to get her drop let Cerise go, Skye warns Callie "My babies might take your joke the wrong way." In come several wolves ready to protect "Mama." * CharacterDevelopment / FromNobodyToNightmare: Skye went from a timid challenger to Cerise, to an admirer when she saw Cerise kiss Callista on their date, to someone who thought Cerise liked her too (but was using her to get closer to Callie), to her present BrainwashedAndCrazy Evil-Corrupted version 2.0 ready to claim Cerise for her own. And have no guilt about using wolves to eat Callie to do it. ** At Cerise's locker, she even becomes someone who could cause ''Cerise'' to run in panic! ** But in Chapter 14, we see Skye's motivation for her major change and the noble reason why. [[spoiler: We find that Cerise's spirit, who became "Mr. Inky," brought Skye to Cerise before her mortal body, about to be destroyed through PhlebotinumOverload, could die. To save Cerise from dying, Skye's willing to let the extra power corrupt her soul.]] * TheDragon: [[spoiler:She seems to be this to Cerise's BigBad. In Chapter 15, she saves Cerise from dying by taking some of Hekate's excess power, as well as her evil, into herself. It boosts her ability to communicate with animals such that she doesn't NEED to be in proximity to get them to do her work. Which helps when they prepare to make a massive teleportation circle to take out the Artemis Student Council, Melissa and Jacqui.]] * {{Expy}}: She's the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Fluttershy]] in Magick Chicks cast of pony expies. * FaceHeelTurn: ** Showed signs in "Birthday Suit" (chapter 9) when she was ready to have Callie eaten by wolves to take Cerise for herself. ** Later becomes more brazen in "Imposters" (chapter 12) to where she can even scare Cerise when she knows what the then-redhead would ''really'' like to do. ** After reappearing in "Broken Up" (chapter 14) after her earlier self drains Cerise of excess evil to keep Cerise from dying, is now more savage and openly evil, having also gained some of Hekate's essence. ** Now in the present chapter ("Whose Idea Was This Again?" #15) she is openly with an evil grin and TheDragon to Cerise's BigBad. * FriendToAllLivingThings: A benefit of being an animal telepath. * GoodEyesEvilEyes: She had wider eyes pre-corruption, but Skye now has a bit of a squint with an "up-to-something" glint in her eyes. As if she's in the game of love's "next round" against Callie for Cerise. * ImpossiblyTackyClothes: [[spoiler:according to Hekate ''[[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/what_happened_to_you here]]'' on her non-uniform appeareance. This also includes what looks like a corset with Tutu and Goth accessories. Though in Skye's defense, she only had that one outing with Cerise and Callie that hinted a "wild child" was what she was going for.]] * IncompatibleOrientation: Skye has shown no interest in boys, and [[spoiler:Rain is actually a boy in disguise,]] Skye may be aware of this, and has been a bit nasty about rejecting him. [[spoiler:Then again, now that we know that Skye and Cerise's powers are entangled, Rain's gender may have nothing to do with it at all.]] * LipstickLesbian: She displays some very stereotypically feminine behavior, but has only shown interest in other girls. Could also be SingleTargetSexuality, though. * LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:She saves Cerise's life, not just out of compassion, but a willingness to do "anything for her". TheCorruption is the price she has to pay.]] * LoveMartyr: [[spoiler:She [[MagicKiss willingly takes Cerise's corruption into herself,]] staining her soul and making her evil, in spite of Cerise's horrible flaws. All to win her love]]. * PurityPersonified: [[spoiler:Hekate]] says that there is no malevolence in her aura whatsoever, which is an impressive trait for a mortal. * ShowgirlSkirt: Wears one with FluffyFashionFeathers in one more styled with BlackSwan in this [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/hug one-shot pic]] by Cassandra. * SlasherSmile: Has one when Cerise tells the campers Faith's lost her connection to the school and obviously now enjoys being Cerise's second. * SpeaksFluentAnimal: Her {{Telepathy}} is specialized for communicating with animals. * UnwittingPawn: Cerise pretends to like her, but actually just uses her as a tool to make Callista jealous and accelerate the development of their relationship. ** [[TheDogBitesBack The Pawn Plays Back:]] Post-corruption, Skye gives Cerise a deep kiss in front of Callista, so possibly Skye has the means to challenge Callie for Cerise. [[spoiler: Which include a pack of hungry wolves and a bowstring-chewing chipmunk.]] It also seriously unnerves Cerise at the end. *** She also unnerves Cerise more when she meets the redhead at her locker. Seeing Cerise's smartphone has pictures of Cerise in a bikini, Skye emails them to herself. She then paints a disturbing picture of what Cerise's inner heondist would love to do (see the quote under "A Darker Me") with a crazed, evil look in her eyes. It causes Cerise to run in panic. ** However, with her entry into Cerise and Hekate's meeting, Skye would [[spoiler: be the "battery" to relieve Cerise's "power problem"...and]] play a part in her outdoing Cerise later on... * WeakButSkilled / HeartIsAnAwesomePower: She could win over animals in her battle with Cerise until that bee sting caused Toby's pain to override her power. After her corruption, she could command a chipmunk to neutralize Callie's bow and a pack of wolves to attack Callie. She later uses them to [[spoiler:set up a massive teleportation circle to get rid of the Student Council, as well as Cerise's former coven mates.]] [[/folder]] [[folder: Rain]] !!Rain Addams A member of the Combat Corps. ----- * ASimplePlan: Rain thought to beat Melissa, Rain would have to take Melissa down before she could use magick. Which makes it more humiliating when magick doesn't even hint at being needed to beat Rain. * ArmorPiercingQuestion: Asked by Jacqui to Rain: [[spoiler: "Excuse me, but...are those boy parts?" This gets Rain flustered, and tries to reply with, "Haven't you seen an 'outie' before, dummy?" only for Jacqui to smirk, "Sweetie, I know boy parts when I see them."]] * CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Her talent as a member of the Combat Corps. Tiffany describes her as having a very powerful right hook. * ExpositoryHairStyleChange: As Jacqui describes it, her dye job is "angry hair! She's out to get someone". After being humiliated by Melissa in a sparring match, she dyes her hair black to show her determination to even the score. * {{Expy}}: Of Rainbow Dash from MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic. * [[spoiler:GenderReveal]]: [[spoiler:Appears to be a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifter]]. Might be considered [[UnsettlingGenderReveal unsettling]]. As he can actully only shift around his body mass, he cannot shift his genitalia. However, it was the fact Jacqui caught Rain having "boy parts" that showed Rain was the "imposter" Sandi talked about.]] * HopelessSuitor: She has a crush on Skye. But Skye wants a woman with a strong personality (or perhaps [[spoiler:[[LesYay she is simply aware of the fact]] that [[GenderReveal Rain isn't actually a girl]]]]), and [[ADarkerMe after her corruption]], she gets pretty nasty about it. * MulticoloredHair: You can't see it due to the comic strip being different shades of grey, but Mel implies that her hair usually has the colours of the rainbow, fitting in with who she is an {{Expy}} of. * SoreLoser: Tiffany states that Rain will be wanting a rematch, and sure enough, she doesn't take Melissa defeating her very well. ** Rain, as well as AJ, didn't like that it seemed Tiffany had been coaching Melissa on the side either. * UnderestimatingBadassery: As far as most people knew, Melissa just dropped after her sparring match with Faith. In addition to that, Rain assumed that the SquishyWizard principle applied and thought she would be able to take Melissa out easily so long as she could do so before Melissa had the chance to cast. Cue her being judo tossed before she even knows what's happened. * UnknownRival: After being humiliated by Melissa at her own combat talent, she trains hard, [[ExpositoryHairStyleChange dyes her hair]], and gives a big speech only to be deflated by Melissa asking "I'm sorry, but... Have we met?" ** YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: When Melissa recognizes Rain, she tells Rain, "I love what you've done with your hair!" This gets Rain going, "You're not supposed to!" * [[spoiler:VoluntaryShapeshifting]]: [[spoiler:Rain isn't actually a girl, but a boy that has assumed a (mostly) female shape, and when Jacqui catches him, he shifts back]]. [[/folder]] [[folder: Dakota]] !!Dakota Melissa's supposed father, except that she is apparently a woman using {{Glamour}} to make everyone think she is an extremely buff man. ----- * AdventurerArchaeologist: Her career apparently revolves around hunting down artifacts. * BadLiar: In spite of her cover story, she frequently refers to the fact that she is a woman and even Melissa's mother, spreading confusion and forcing her to cover things up again using her skull trinket. * {{Glamour}}: She has a skull trinket that allows her to manipulate the minds and perceptions of others. She uses it to keep up her cover as Melissa's "father". [[/folder]] [[folder: The Wand]] !!The Wand A mysterious wand of incredible power that appeared after Melissa tried to draw power from the school. Used to belong to the heroine Musical Starlight. ----- * ArtifactOfDoom: To understand why hearing "level 9 magical event" made even calm Leandro rapidly produce molten bricks out of the rear end, let's remember: EC had an artifact capable of ''indirectly causing [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/round_one_fight! the extinction of the humanity]]'' if it goes a little loopy and given enough time. That was classified as [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/not_it! level 5]]. And it doesn't look like the scale is inverted. Yes, [[FantasticNuke "glassed bricks" is an appropriate image]] here. * BlessedWithSuck: It grants its chosen owner incredible power, but has strict demands on its owner's conduct [[ForGreatJustice in the fight for justice]] (and comes with an [[EmbarrassingButEmpoweringOutfit embarrassing outfit to boot]]). * ByThePowerOfGrayskull: After Tiff mentions "But...Justice!" [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/feeling_froggy_are_we The Wand puts Mel]] in her CuteWitch MagicalGirl Outfit with in the background "MagicalGirl Transformation For Justice!" mentally implied by The Wand. ** Mel's response to the wand doing this? An exasperated "Oh, come '''on!'''" Tiff's? "'''Squeal!'''" * ClingyCostume: Mel has a lot of trouble taking the outfit off on her own. And the Wand is unlikely to remove it itself until Mel finishes working ForGreatJustice. * TheDreaded: [[spoiler:Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft seems to loathe it greatly. Since it is shielded from her divine presence, she tries to use indirect intervention to destroy it and everyone who knows about it. Seeing it is enough to turn her against Melissa by shrinking Melissa without a warning or a good reason.]] * EmbarrassingButEmpoweringOutfit: As mentioned, in the BlessedWithSuck and ClingyCostume examples, [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/feeling_froggy_are_we it's part of the package.]] As implied in her second nightmare, Mel would rather be in her underwear in class [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/most_unorthodox than in the costume.]] * EmotionControl: It can turn people ready to kill each other into instant friends. [[{{Yaoi}} Very close friends]]. -->'''Mel:''' No refunds! * ForYourOwnGood: The possessing magic force from nowhere is a harsh mistress. But it seems to improve Melissa. ** In her latest battle against Cerise, Melissa is able to GroundPound with her fist to launch boulders -- something she couldn't do before the Wand. * GoodIsNotNice: After Mel refuses to do a physical workout with Tiffany, it [[{{Geas}} magically compels]] her to mimic Tiffany's movements to a further extent than is probably healthy. ** And now it's shown to use Mel's body to do so even when Mel's asleep. * LoyalPhlebotinum: Only Melissa seems to have the ability to use it. ** When Cerise powers up, the Wand [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/sob_sob comes]] to Melissa's hand. After Cerise launches a fireball at Melissa, the Wand [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/bounce bounces]] it back to Cerise after Melissa uses the Wand as a makeshift tennis racquet. * MacGuffin * MorphWeapon: You need a sword, Ash? (shimmer) One quick-changed sword I am! Waitasec...you got an idea, girlie? ** [[spoiler: SonicStunner: One magical megaphone coming up! (Mel uses it to scream "SNAP OUT OF IT!!" to stun a frenzied and transformed Brooke, which causes her to regain some sanity.)]] * ScrewySquirrel: Hey, listen... what, you don't want to heed me? Fine! Any implied choice was only here as a veneer of politeness, didn't you figure it out yet? I gave you a chance to do it on your own, but Noooooooooo, you prefer it happen "the hard way"... * SentientPhlebotinum: Becomes apparent when it starts reacting happily to Tiffany and forces Melissa to use her as a mentor. ** And, as shown in EerieCuties, it can even [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/stupid_magick_stick guilt trip Melissa into helping her!]] [[/folder]] [[folder: Mystery Girl]] [[quoteright:116:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Mystery_girl_464.jpg]] !!Mystery Girl A young girl that began appearing to Mel asking her to rescue her cat. She first appeared in Mel's dream of herself as a magical maid, then in waking a short time later. Then, while Faith had Mel in her personal dream world, the girl intruded (still demanding her cat be rescued) causing Mel to snap out of her stupor and break out. When she appeared again in front of Mel and Tiff, an exasperated Mel rescued the cat from the tree, only for the girl to fade away commenting that the cat was Mel's. Just what her goals are, or if she has any relationship with The Wand, is unknown. ----- * CatUpATree: Stages this twice. * CreepyChild: It quickly becomes clear that something is off about her. Especially given the [[PsychoticSmirk sinister expressions]] on her face when Melissa finally gives in to her CatUpATree act and her strange ability to vanish. * PsychoticSmirk * TalkingInYourDreams: Tries to guilt trip Melissa about her supposed CatUpATree many times by sending her strange dreams. [[/folder]][[redirect:Characters/ArtemisAcademyAndApolloAcademy]]
24th Oct '13 8:20:15 PM DemonDamian
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* FoeYay: With Ash. [[spoiler:And Tiffany]].
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* FoeYay: FoeRomanceSubtext: With Ash. [[spoiler:And Tiffany]].
24th Oct '13 8:19:14 PM DemonDamian
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* FoeYay: With Faith
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* FoeYay: FoeRomanceSubtext: With FaithFaith.
23rd Oct '13 8:36:35 PM MiinU
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* [[SittingOnTheRoof Sitting on the Ceiling]]: Some of Tiffany's habits are unusual to begin with, but this seems to have become her way of [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/holy_moley greeting Melissa]] in the morning. Chirp like a bird, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/muscle_witch_-_chapter_8 hang like a bat]]. * SmokeOut: She thinks she's the local superhero and does this to disguise her identity. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/i_am_okay She's very, very bad at it.]]
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* [[SittingOnTheRoof Sitting on the Ceiling]]: Some of Tiffany's habits are unusual to begin with, but this seems to have become her way of [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/holy_moley greeting Melissa]] in the morning. Chirp like a bird, Though one has to wonder, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/muscle_witch_-_chapter_8 hang like a bat]]. how she does it?]] * SmokeOut: She thinks she's the local superhero and does this to disguise her identity. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/i_am_okay com/strips-mc/i_am_okay! She's very, very bad at it.]]
23rd Oct '13 8:28:40 PM MiinU
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** At the beginning of the comic, she wanted to overthrow Faith and take her position as the Artemis' [[AlphaBitch 'queen bee'.]] [[spoiler: Now she has it... [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/quite_popular when she no longer cares about it.]] And Faith has [[PassingTheTorch handed her position to her.]]]]
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** At the beginning of the comic, she wanted to overthrow Faith and take her position as the Artemis' [[AlphaBitch 'queen bee'.]] [[spoiler: Now she has it... [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/quite_popular when she no longer cares about it.]] And Faith has [[PassingTheTorch handed her position to her.]]]]

** Though "cooking" isn't one of them, it's admitted.
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** Though "cooking" isn't one of them, it's admitted.**She's a terrible cook though. At least, according to Tiffany.

** Or that's what she wants you to think.

* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: She decides to use the last of her energy to fling Melissa and Sandi free of Cerise's teleportation circle in the hope that they can save Artemis Academy from Cerise.]]
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* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: She decides *HeroicSacrifice: Faith has done this twice so far: **The first was when tried to use buy time for Tiffany to get the wand, by [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/sharper_than_a_sanjiegun trying to hold off Svletvana and Veronique]], despite having lost her power... [[spoiler: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/a_backup_plan and was beaten unconscious for it.]]]] **The other occurs in chapter 15, where she [[spoiler: uses the last of her energy to fling Melissa and Sandi free of Cerise's teleportation circle in the hope that they can save Artemis Academy from Cerise.]]

* SmokeOut: She thinks she's the local superhero and does this to disguise her identity. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/d/20110401.html She's very, very bad at it.]]
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* SmokeOut: She thinks she's the local superhero and does this to disguise her identity. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/d/20110401.html com/strips-mc/i_am_okay She's very, very bad at it.]]
23rd Oct '13 8:12:43 PM MiinU
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** At the beginning of the comic, she wanted to overthrow Faith and take her position as the Artemis' [[AlphaBitch 'queen bee'.]] [[spoiler: Now she has it... [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/quite_popular when she no longer cares about it.]] And Faith has [[PassingTheTorch handed her position to her.]]
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** At the beginning of the comic, she wanted to overthrow Faith and take her position as the Artemis' [[AlphaBitch 'queen bee'.]] [[spoiler: Now she has it... [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/quite_popular when she no longer cares about it.]] And Faith has [[PassingTheTorch handed her position to her.]]]]]]
23rd Oct '13 8:12:03 PM MiinU
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** At the beginning of the comic, she wanted to overthrow Faith and take her position as the Artemis' [[AlphaBitch 'queen bee'.]] Now she has it... [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/quite_popular when she no longer cares about it.]] And Faith has [[PassingTheTorch handed her position to her.]] ** Speaking of Faith, Mel used to want nothing to do with her. Now she's gone at a time when Melissa could use her help the most. Both for defeating [[spoiler: Cerise]] and to teach her the responsibilities of being [[spoiler: the new student council president.]] ** Melissa used to [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/wheatgrass_juice complain about Tiff and her insane workouts too.]] Now she's gone too, along with the student council. And there's no telling when, or if, any of them will return. Well, Melissa, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor how's that for service?]]
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** At the beginning of the comic, she wanted to overthrow Faith and take her position as the Artemis' [[AlphaBitch 'queen bee'.]] [[spoiler: Now she has it... [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/quite_popular when she no longer cares about it.]] And Faith has [[PassingTheTorch handed her position to her.]] ** Speaking of Faith, Mel used to want nothing to do with her. Now she's gone at a time when Melissa could use her help the most. Both for defeating [[spoiler: Cerise]] [[BigBadFriend Cerise]]]] and to teach her the responsibilities of being [[spoiler: the new student council president.]] ** Melissa also used to [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/wheatgrass_juice complain about Tiff and her insane workouts too.workouts.]] Now she's gone too, along with the student council. And there's no telling when, or if, any of them will return. Well, Melissa, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor how's that for service?]]
23rd Oct '13 8:05:50 PM MiinU
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* {{Irony}}: Had planned to try to be the new queen bee of the Artemis Academy. And she does...but not in the ways ''she'' wanted.
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* {{Irony}}: Had planned In so many ways she hadn't foreseen: **At the beginning of the comic, she wanted to try overthrow Faith and take her position as the Artemis' [[AlphaBitch 'queen bee'.]] Now she has it... [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/quite_popular when she no longer cares about it.]] And Faith has [[PassingTheTorch handed her position to be her.]] **Speaking of Faith, Mel used to want nothing to do with her. Now she's gone at a time when Melissa could use her help the most. Both for defeating [[spoiler: Cerise]] and to teach her the responsibilities of being [[spoiler: the new queen bee of student council president.]] **Melissa used to [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/wheatgrass_juice complain about Tiff and her insane workouts too.]] Now she's gone too, along with the Artemis Academy. student council. And she does...but not in the ways ''she'' wanted. there's no telling when, or if, any of them will return. Well, Melissa, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor how's that for service?]]
21st Oct '13 5:21:45 AM TheEighth
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** [[spoiler:BrokenAce: Unconsciously uses her psychic connection to the school to make everyone around her love her, because deep down [[IJustWantToBeLoved she just wants to be loved.]] She doesn't take it well when Cerise calls her out on it. Nor when she loses the connection to Cerise, intent on making the school and its students hers just like they were once Faith's.]]
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** [[spoiler:BrokenAce: Unconsciously uses her psychic connection to the school to make everyone around her love her, because deep down [[IJustWantToBeLoved she just wants to be loved.]] She doesn't take it well when Cerise calls makes her out on it.realize what she's been doing. Nor when she loses the connection to Cerise, intent on making the school and its students hers just like they were once Faith's.]]
21st Oct '13 4:18:00 AM Ntroper
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* PassingTheTorch: To [[spoiler: Melissa]] as President.
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