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8th Apr '16 12:49:05 PM Orbiting
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''The Sword'' is a modern-day fantasy series and the third {{comic book}} series created by Jonathan and Joshua Luna at Creator/ImageComics. Told is the saga of Dara Brighton, a wheelchair-bound art student whose life is changed forever when one evening, three mysterious strangers with ElementalPowers enter her family's house demanding that her father, whom they call "Demetrios", return their sword. The trio ransacks the house and tries to torture the sword's location out of her baffled father, killing her mother and sister before accidentally killing him. The trio is about to kill Dara and call it a day when the ceiling collapses, knocking her through the floor. Rather than bother to kill the crippled girl, Dara is LeftForDead beneath the burning house.

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''The Sword'' is a modern-day fantasy series and the third {{comic book}} series created by Jonathan and Joshua Luna at Creator/ImageComics. Told is the saga of Dara Brighton, a wheelchair-bound art student whose life is changed forever when one evening, evening three mysterious strangers with ElementalPowers enter her family's house demanding that her father, whom they call "Demetrios", return their sword. The trio ransacks the house and tries to torture the sword's location out of her baffled father, killing her mother and sister before accidentally killing him. The trio is about to kill Dara and call it a day when the ceiling collapses, knocking her through the floor. Rather than bother to kill the crippled girl, Dara is LeftForDead beneath the burning house.



* AchillesHeel: the titular sword is the only thing that can harm the antagonists.

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* AchillesHeel: the The titular sword is the only thing that can harm the antagonists.



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: "you want your sword, Zakros...? Here it is." If the demigods hadn't killed Dara's family in search of the sword, she would never have found it and used it against them.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: "you "You want your sword, Zakros...? Here it is." If the demigods hadn't killed Dara's family in search of the sword, she would never have found it and used it against them.



* BrotherSisterIncest: [[spoiler: Zakros and Malia]]

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* BrotherSisterIncest: [[spoiler: Zakros and Malia]]Malia.]]



* CleanCut-- Dara's been known to cut through up to three people in a single swing.
* CloserToEarth-- Malia manages to portray herself as the least evil sibling, but as her UnreliableVoiceover of her backstory shows, she's just the most manipulative[[spoiler: next to Phaistos]].

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* CleanCut-- CleanCut: Dara's been known to cut through up to three people in a single swing.
* CloserToEarth-- CloserToEarth: Malia manages to portray herself as the least evil sibling, but as her UnreliableVoiceover of her backstory shows, she's just the most manipulative[[spoiler: next to Phaistos]].



* DeathByOriginStory: the families of Demetrios and Dara.

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* DeathByOriginStory: the The families of Demetrios and Dara.



* DisappearedDad: The demigod siblings have never actually met their father, the alleged One True God. [[spoiler: it turns out nobody has-- he impregnated their mother in a dream, and though Knossos claims to receive messages from him, it's revealed to be BS.]]

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* DisappearedDad: The demigod siblings have never actually met their father, the alleged One True God. [[spoiler: it It turns out nobody has-- he impregnated their mother in a dream, and though Knossos claims to receive messages from him, it's revealed to be BS.]]



* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: when Phaistos was stabbed by Demetrios, he lost his temper and his powers went out of control, melting the earth around him until he eventually sank all the way to the Earth's core, where his immortality kept him alive and the gravity kept him in place. He kept trying to climb out, but kept sinking back to the core again. It took him around 2000 years to finally make it to the surface.]]
* LocationThemeNaming all of the villains are named after ancient Minoan cities. [[spoiler: it's more likely that the cities are named after the villains, given their MO and their ages.]]
* ElementalPowers: each of the demigod siblings commands one of the four Greek elements:

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* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: when When Phaistos was stabbed by Demetrios, he lost his temper and his powers went out of control, melting the earth around him until he eventually sank all the way to the Earth's core, where his immortality kept him alive and the gravity kept him in place. He kept trying to climb out, but kept sinking back to the core again. It took him around 2000 years to finally make it to the surface.]]
* LocationThemeNaming all of the villains are named after ancient Minoan cities. [[spoiler: it's It's more likely that the cities are named after the villains, given their MO and their ages.]]
* ElementalPowers: each Each of the demigod siblings commands one of the four Greek elements:



* EmptyShell: Dara sees herself as this, the further story goes on.

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* EmptyShell: Dara sees herself as this, this more and more the further story goes on.



* GangstaStyle: one of the fake cops trying to kidnap Dara shoots a guy this way. Forgiveable, since it's essentially a point-blank shot.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Dara racks up an impressive collection of injuries during the course of the story. [[spoiler: In the end, after she's abandoned the sword and goes home to die, her wounds all come back simultaneously]]
* {{Gorn}}: Not only do the brutal fight scenes exploit the HealingFactor[=s=] of Dara and her opponents; they also showcase some of the creative and gruesome things one can do to the human body with ElementalPowers, SuperStrength, and an AbsurdlySharpBlade.

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* GangstaStyle: one One of the fake cops trying to kidnap Dara shoots a guy this way. Forgiveable, since it's essentially a point-blank shot.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Dara racks up an impressive collection of injuries during the course of the story. [[spoiler: In the end, after she's abandoned the sword and goes home to die, her wounds all come back simultaneously]]
simultaneously.]]
* {{Gorn}}: Not only do the brutal fight scenes exploit the HealingFactor[=s=] {{Healing Factor}}s of Dara and her opponents; opponents, they also showcase some of the creative and gruesome things one can do to the human body with ElementalPowers, SuperStrength, and an AbsurdlySharpBlade.



* ImmortalProcreationClause: the demigods can't procreate. Demetrios, obviously, could.

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* ImmortalProcreationClause: the The demigods can't procreate. Demetrios, obviously, could.



* KleptomaniacHero: Averted. Despite the urging of her companions and the fact that as fugitives, they genuinely need supplies, Dara isn't willing to steal food, clothes, or transport, and it's not because she's afraid of drawing attention to herself.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: since the demigod siblings are used to being NighInvulnerable, getting cut by the sword tends to freak them out.

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* KleptomaniacHero: Averted.Subverted. Despite the urging of her companions and the fact that as fugitives, they genuinely need supplies, Dara isn't willing to steal food, clothes, or transport, and it's not because she's afraid of drawing attention to herself.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: since Since the demigod siblings are used to being NighInvulnerable, getting cut by the sword tends to freak them out.



* NoOntologicalInertia: injuries healed by the sword eventually return after one has spent enough time out of contact with it.

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* NoOntologicalInertia: injuries Injuries healed by the sword eventually return after one has spent enough time out of contact with it.



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: It happens to [[spoiler:Phaistos/Justin]] After his siblings are dead by the hands of Dara he would have just killed her and become a conqueror like his deceased siblings; but understanding the feeling of mortals and their love and hatred he [[spoiler:commits suicide with the sword.]]

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: It happens to [[spoiler:Phaistos/Justin]] After his siblings are dead by the hands of Dara he would have just killed her and become a conqueror like his deceased siblings; but siblings, but, understanding the feeling of mortals and their love and hatred hatred, he [[spoiler:commits suicide with the sword.]]



* TakeOverTheWorld: the demigods' ultimate desire.
* TheMasquerade: The demigods would like nothing more than to reveal their powers to the mortals and rule them as gods, but they keep them a secret, because if they don't, the wielder of the sword will hunt them down. Likewise, Demetrios kept his past a secret so the demigods wouldn't be able to get the drop on him and take the sword.

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* TakeOverTheWorld: the The demigods' ultimate desire.
* TheMasquerade: The demigods would like nothing more than to reveal their powers to the mortals and rule them as gods, but they keep them a secret, secret because if they don't, the wielder of the sword will hunt them down. Likewise, Demetrios kept his past a secret so the demigods wouldn't be able to get the drop on him and take the sword.



* TortureAlwaysWorks: ...er, not when you go overboard on the ElectricTorture and end up killing the guy. An attempt to torture Dara doesn't work either, because she's just that badass.

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* TortureAlwaysWorks: ...er, Er, not when you go overboard on the ElectricTorture and end up killing the guy. An attempt to torture Dara doesn't work either, because she's just that badass.



* YouKnowTooMuch: for this reason, the government was going to kill Dara after learning what they can from her about the sword; Zakros uses this as an excuse to kill a prostitute after he uses his powers to stop the wine she throws in his face.

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* YouKnowTooMuch: for For this reason, the government was going to kill Dara after learning what they can from her about the sword; Zakros uses this as an excuse to kill a prostitute after he uses his powers to stop the wine she throws in his face.
9th Nov '15 4:44:07 PM twyxter
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* BreakTheCutie: Dara starts out as a sweet girl, who was taught to be nice and honest person. Then her family gets killed in front of her.


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* EmptyShell: Dara sees herself as this, the further story goes on.
5th Nov '15 2:22:55 PM StFan
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19th Jun '15 6:05:44 AM Morgenthaler
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''TComicBook/TheSword'' is a modern-day fantasy series and the third {{comic book}} series created by Jonathan and Joshua Luna at Creator/ImageComics. Told is the saga of Dara Brighton, a wheelchair-bound art student whose life is changed forever when one evening, three mysterious strangers with ElementalPowers enter her family's house demanding that her father, whom they call "Demetrios", return their sword. The trio ransacks the house and tries to torture the sword's location out of her baffled father, killing her mother and sister before accidentally killing him. The trio is about to kill Dara and call it a day when the ceiling collapses, knocking her through the floor. Rather than bother to kill the crippled girl, Dara is LeftForDead beneath the burning house.

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''TComicBook/TheSword'' ''The Sword'' is a modern-day fantasy series and the third {{comic book}} series created by Jonathan and Joshua Luna at Creator/ImageComics. Told is the saga of Dara Brighton, a wheelchair-bound art student whose life is changed forever when one evening, three mysterious strangers with ElementalPowers enter her family's house demanding that her father, whom they call "Demetrios", return their sword. The trio ransacks the house and tries to torture the sword's location out of her baffled father, killing her mother and sister before accidentally killing him. The trio is about to kill Dara and call it a day when the ceiling collapses, knocking her through the floor. Rather than bother to kill the crippled girl, Dara is LeftForDead beneath the burning house.
28th Dec '13 2:33:44 PM hullflyer
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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: Zakros' rationale for [[spoiler:__incest__]]-- the laws of mortals don't apply to them.

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: Zakros' rationale for [[spoiler:__incest__]]-- [[spoiler:incest]] - the laws of mortals don't apply to them.
28th Dec '13 2:31:50 PM hullflyer
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* GrievousHarmWithABody: Zakros uses his water-controlling ability to toss InnocentBystanders at Dara. He can also weaponize water extracted from people's bodies, e.g. at one point impaling[[spoiler: Dara____]] through the stomach with a spear made out of [[spoiler:her own blood.]]

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* GrievousHarmWithABody: Zakros uses his water-controlling ability to toss InnocentBystanders at Dara. He can also weaponize water extracted from people's bodies, e.g. at one point impaling[[spoiler: Dara____]] impaling [[spoiler:Dara]] through the stomach with a spear made out of [[spoiler:her own blood.]]
30th Aug '13 9:23:13 AM jasenandstuff
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* AttendingYourOwnFuneral‎-After she killed all the demigods dara secretly returned to her ruined home so that she can die in peace to reunite with her family in the afterlife as the pains and wounds which are once healed by the sword returned to succumb her but she is unaware that the mourners including Julie who didnt know if she is alive or dead are laying flowers on her home to thank her for saving the world from the demigods.

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* AttendingYourOwnFuneral‎-After she killed AttendingYourOwnFuneral‎: [[spoiler:After killing all the demigods dara Dara secretly returned returns to her ruined home so that she can die in peace to reunite with her family in the afterlife afterlife, as the pains and wounds which are were once healed by the sword returned return to succumb her but her. But she is unaware that the mourners mourners, including Julie who didnt doesn't know if she is alive or dead dead, are laying flowers on her home to thank her for saving the world from the demigods.]]



* GrievousHarmWithABody: Zakros uses his water-controlling ability to toss InnocentBystanders at Dara. He can also weaponize water extracted from people's bodies, e.g. at one point impaling[[spoiler: Dara____]] through the stomach with a spear made out of [[spoiler:her ]] own blood.

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* GrievousHarmWithABody: Zakros uses his water-controlling ability to toss InnocentBystanders at Dara. He can also weaponize water extracted from people's bodies, e.g. at one point impaling[[spoiler: Dara____]] through the stomach with a spear made out of [[spoiler:her ]] own blood.]]



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: It happens to [[spoiler:Phaistos/Justin]] After his siblings are dead by the hands of dara he would just kill her and become a conqueror like his deceased siblings but understanding the feeling of mortals of their love and hatred he commited suicide to himself with the sword.

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: It happens to [[spoiler:Phaistos/Justin]] After his siblings are dead by the hands of dara Dara he would have just kill killed her and become a conqueror like his deceased siblings siblings; but understanding the feeling of mortals of and their love and hatred he commited [[spoiler:commits suicide to himself with the sword.]]
26th Jul '13 7:59:47 AM derej222312
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* AttendingYourOwnFuneral‎-After she killed all the demigods dara secretly returned to her ruined home so that she can die in peace to reunite with her family in the afterlife as the pains and wounds which are once healed by the sword return to succumb her but she is unaware that the mourners including Julie who didnt know if she is alive or dead are laying flowers on her home to thank her for saving the world from the demigods.

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* AttendingYourOwnFuneral‎-After she killed all the demigods dara secretly returned to her ruined home so that she can die in peace to reunite with her family in the afterlife as the pains and wounds which are once healed by the sword return returned to succumb her but she is unaware that the mourners including Julie who didnt know if she is alive or dead are laying flowers on her home to thank her for saving the world from the demigods.
26th Jul '13 7:58:54 AM derej222312
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* Attending Your Own Funeral-After she killed all the demigods dara secretly returned to her ruined home so that she can die in peace to reunite with her family in the afterlife as the pains and wounds which are once healed by the sword return to succumb her but she is unaware that the mourners including Julie who didnt know if she is alive or dead are laying flowers on her home to thank her for saving the world from the demigods.

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* Attending Your Own Funeral-After AttendingYourOwnFuneral‎-After she killed all the demigods dara secretly returned to her ruined home so that she can die in peace to reunite with her family in the afterlife as the pains and wounds which are once healed by the sword return to succumb her but she is unaware that the mourners including Julie who didnt know if she is alive or dead are laying flowers on her home to thank her for saving the world from the demigods.
26th Jul '13 7:57:31 AM derej222312
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*Attending Your Own Funeral-After she killed all the demigods dara secretly returned to her ruined home so that she can die in peace to reunite with her family in the afterlife as the pains and wounds which are once healed by the sword return to succumb her but she is unaware that the mourners including Julie who didnt know if she is alive or dead are laying flowers on her home to thank her for saving the world from the demigods.
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