History ComicBook / ADistantSoil

18th Sep '15 10:20:44 PM nombretomado
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The comic was originally published by ''ElfQuest'''s Richard Pini. Doran severed the contract after nine issues, citing Pini's interference in the plot, dialogue and choice of cover artist, not to mention allegedly trying to grab all the rights. Apart from one short story, none of the original version has ever been reprinted and probably never will (making it a case of KeepCirculatingTheTapes).

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The comic was originally published by ''ElfQuest'''s ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'''s Richard Pini. Doran severed the contract after nine issues, citing Pini's interference in the plot, dialogue and choice of cover artist, not to mention allegedly trying to grab all the rights. Apart from one short story, none of the original version has ever been reprinted and probably never will (making it a case of KeepCirculatingTheTapes).
21st Jan '15 9:22:13 AM psionycx
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** This takes a [[NightmareFuel much darker]] turn when Liana has to struggle to not share the experience of Emeris brutally raping and torturing Seren to get information from him.



* ForgottenPhlebotinum: The teleporter used by Seren and D'mer to covertly beam to and from their shuttle in ''The Gathering'' is never used or mentioned later on, even in situations where being able use teleportation to make an escape would be extremely useful.

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* ForgottenPhlebotinum: The teleporter [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleporter]] used by Seren and D'mer to covertly beam to and from their shuttle in ''The Gathering'' is never used or mentioned later on, even in situations where being able use teleportation to make an escape would be extremely useful.


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* HarmfulToMinors: The Hierarchy's typical handling of young potential Avatars involves extensive emotional, physical, sexual and psionic abuse. Other than the last, the human Institute used not dissimilar tactics to try to make Jason and Liana more compliant.


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* MindRape: Sere and Emeris are specialists at this. Other Ovanan aren't all that hesitant about it either.
21st Jan '15 8:57:57 AM psionycx
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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: The Hierarchy has an internal pecking order based on personal psionic power. Niniri and Sere largely bully the rest, being the strongest psychics of the group. Niniri is the only member of the Ovanan race powerful enough to smack down Sere, and as a result she is the leader of the Hierarchy and the de facto queen of Ovanan.



* DepravedBisexual: Sere, although she is strictly a pedophile and tends to lose interest once her prey reaches adulthood. Also Emeris, who also has a thing for Kimarians, given his brutal sexual abuse of D'Mer. He has an enslaved Kimarian female hanging off his legs in one scene in Coda and makes a comment about "everybody doing it with mortals", noting that all the females brought in from Kimar are sterile as a rationalization for it, even though it is illegal for Ovanan to have sexual relations with other species.

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* DepravedBisexual: Sere, although she is strictly a pedophile and tends to lose interest once her prey reaches adulthood. Also Emeris, who also has a thing for Kimarians, given his brutal sexual abuse of D'Mer. He has an enslaved Kimarian female hanging off his legs in one scene in Coda ''Coda'' and makes a comment about "everybody doing it with mortals", noting that all the females brought in from Kimar are sterile as a rationalization for it, even though it is illegal for Ovanan to have sexual relations with other species.



* ForgottenPhlebotinum: The teleporter used by Seren and D'mer to covertly beam to and from their shuttle in ''The Gathering'' is never used or mentioned later on, even in situations where being able use teleportation to make an escape would be extremely useful.



* PsychicPowers: The Ovanan have a wide range of these. Some other races have them as well.

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* PsychicPowers: The Ovanan have a wide range of these. Some other races species have them as well.


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** VoluntaryShapeshifting: Bast and the other members of the House of Avriahm possessed this ability.
15th Jan '15 7:50:50 PM psionycx
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* TortureForFunAndInformation: Sere makes no secret of her fondness for this:
-->"I adore these evil little rebels. They're so entertaining! Let's not delay gratification. Let's attack now! We'll take prisoners -- it'll be such fun!"
15th Jan '15 6:47:18 PM psionycx
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* VillainousFriendship: Sere and Emeris, who have a shared fondness for committing heinously brutal acts purely ForTheEvulz and then laughing about it together. [[spoiler: Although Emeris' mourning period when Sere is killed doesn't even last until her funeral]].
23rd Nov '14 3:08:00 PM psionycx
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** AuraVision: Ovanan see the world this way, which makes them like looking at mortals because their life forces burn fast and brightly, whereas most of the immortal Ovanan have very faint auras.
** HealingHands: Most Ovanan medical practitioners have this ability.
** MindOverMatter: Very common among Ovanan. D'Mer can also use this on himself to fly.
** PlayingWithFire: D'Mer is a powerful pyrokinetic, as are some other Kimarians. The Ovanan see no use for this power and don't breed for it.
** PsychicBlockDefense: Psi-Wards, usually members of House Teramis, can do this for themselves and extend it to others.
** {{Seers}}: Hierarchy members Merai (a precognitive) and Eshi (who can sense any disruption in the Collective).
** {{Telepathy}} is pretty much standard in all Ovanan.
** TouchOfDeath: Disupters have this.
23rd Nov '14 2:49:33 PM psionycx
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* DepravedBisexual:
** SERE. And [[EveryoneIsBi possibly Emeris]], but since the only person he's really shown interest in so far is D'Mer, he might just be a DepravedHomosexual.
** Emeris has a Kimarian FEMALE hanging off his legs in one scene in Coda. He then proceeds to make a variety of comments about "doing it with mortals", including that all the females brought in from Kimar are sterile.

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* DepravedBisexual:
** SERE. And [[EveryoneIsBi possibly Emeris]], but since the only person he's really shown
DepravedBisexual: Sere, although she is strictly a pedophile and tends to lose interest in so far is D'Mer, he might just be a DepravedHomosexual.
** Emeris
once her prey reaches adulthood. Also Emeris, who also has a thing for Kimarians, given his brutal sexual abuse of D'Mer. He has an enslaved Kimarian FEMALE female hanging off his legs in one scene in Coda. He then proceeds to make Coda and makes a variety of comments comment about "doing "everybody doing it with mortals", including noting that all the females brought in from Kimar are sterile.sterile as a rationalization for it, even though it is illegal for Ovanan to have sexual relations with other species.
20th Nov '14 6:33:11 AM psionycx
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* DudeLooksLikeALady: Quite common, as the Ovanan favor androgynous looks. The human characters actually debate whether one of the Psi-Wards guarding Seren's household (while in trance) is a male or female. Bast informs them he is a male. Ovanan with easily-distinguishable gender are usually lower class and[=/=]or warriors.



* LaResistance

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* LaResistanceLaResistance: Rieken leads a multi-species group of rebels, although during his frequent absences they often hatch their own plans. This can lead to problems [[spoiler: since Rieken is secretly Seren, the Avatar, whom they are trying to kill along with the Hierarchy]].
20th Nov '14 6:21:01 AM psionycx
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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Niniri is the de facto queen of Ovanan rather than officially holding the title. But she is the leader of the Hierarchy, as well as being the only one powerful enough to dare to directly punish Sere. In public ceremonies she takes a place of prominence that would normally be occupied by an actual queen and in private she commands everyone, including the other Hierarchy members and the Avatar.
18th Nov '14 12:36:50 PM psionycx
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* CompleteMonster: Sere's [[SlasherSmile facade hiding this is so paper-thin]] that almost everyone other than Niniri is [[TheDreaded openly terrified of her]] (a fact that she relishes). Emeris is also [[ForTheEvulz quite open about his sadism]] and if he can showcase it publicly then so much the better in his mind. Niniri qualifies, but she makes a point to hide it more so than the rest of the Hierarchy.
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