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18th Feb '13 10:40:54 PM girlyboy
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[[caption-width-right:350:Shapeshifters and fancy knights.]]
''[[http://gingerhaze.com/nimona/ Nimona!]]'' is an ongoing comic by Noelle Stevenson, about a shapeshifter girl, Nimona, who joins a supervillain knight, Lord Ballister Blackheart, as his sidekick. Cue Ballister's suprisingly orderly villainy; he seems to just have more of a rivalry with the 'hero' of the series and his antagonist: Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin, who's actually much more of a jerk than Ballister.

!''Nimona!'' provides examples of:
* AnachronismStew: The series' main character is a knight with a robotic arm. In several other instances, medieval and technological themes combine.
* AnnoyingArrows: Discussed and subverted. When an arrow hits Nimona in the leg, Ballister treats it as a serious injury. Nimona thinks he's over-reacting, and wants to get back to fighting right away.
--> '''Nimona''': ''Will you ''chill out''? No-one ever go killed with one little arrow!''
--> '''Ballister''': ''Actually, they have. That is kind of the ''purpose'' of arrows.''
* ArtificialLimbs: Ballister's right arm. [[spoiler: Goldenloin shot it off after losing a joust.]]
* BadassCape: Considering they're both knights, Goldenloin and Ballister both have one.
* BadassLonghair: Goldenloin. It's even blonde to match his golden armor.
* BankRobbery: Among Ballister and Nimona's schemes. It's probably one of the most evil things Ballister's really done.
* BeardOfEvil: Ballister sports a goatee.
* BlackKnight: Ballister's portrayed as one. [[PunchClockVillain Kinda.]]
* DoomedHometown: [[spoiler: Nimona's town was destroyed by raiders from the west. It's part of her backstory on how she became a shapeshifter.]]
* FieryRedhead: Nimona herself.
* GenderBender: During the bank-robbing scene, Nimona shifts into a burly-looking man carrying a chest.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Ballister, again. At one point we see that the Academy from which he was expelled (and consequently turned 'villain' because of this) is stocking big amounts of a highly poisonous plant, making him worried about possible poisoning of the kingdom's food.
* HolographicTerminal: Surprisingly commonplace.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Ballister's evil plans commonly involve genetically enhanced dragons. Nimona's first shapeshift was of a dragon, too.
* LoonyFan: Nimona joined Ballister because she was a fan of his work. She's much more competent than the usual version of this trope.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: While in her dragon form, Nimona takes an arrow to the leg during the BankRobbery scene, and doesn't notice (even after she shifts back to human) until Ballister points it out to her. Even then, her reaction is a simple "Oh."
* MeaningfulName: Goldenloin, along with his golden armor, wears a golden codpiece.
* NobleDemon: Ballister, of course.
* OpenSaysMe: Rather than listen to Ballister's TechnoBabble, Nimona's strategy of getting through high-security doors is just to ram through them as a rhinoceros. Ballister's less than amused.
* PerpetualFrowner: Ballister's facial expression is usually serious. The only time it isn't is usually when he's shocked.
* PunchClockVillain: Ballister does what he does just to "prove a point" instead of being actually evil.
* PoisonousFriend: Nimona may be this for Ballister; she's considerably more bloodthirsty and willing to kill than orderly Ballister.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Ballister and Nimona are a villainous version.
* {{Shapeshifting}}: Nimona.
* SoreLoser: Goldenloin. [[spoiler: He shot off Ballister's arm after losing to him in a joust, causing Ballister to be expelled from the Institution. Cue Ballister's Face Heel Turn.]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Briefly mentioned as the reason Ballister won't let Nimona kill Goldenloin.
* TomboyishSidetails: Nimona has sidetails and bangs, while the rest of her head is shaved.
* VillainProtagonist: Well, hello.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Goldenloin and the Academy.
* VoluntaryShapeshifter: Nimona. She can transform at will into any living creature, though they're often still red. WordOfGod says she can change her colors completely, but that takes more concentration.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler: Ballister and Goldenloin were the two best knights in the Institution, until Ballister won against Goldenloin in a joust, causing Goldenloin to shoot Ballister's arm off.]]
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/NimonaTitle_3048.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Shapeshifters and fancy knights.]]
''[[http://gingerhaze.com/nimona/ Nimona!]]'' is an ongoing comic by Noelle Stevenson, about a shapeshifter girl, Nimona, who joins a supervillain knight, Lord Ballister Blackheart, as his sidekick. Cue Ballister's suprisingly orderly villainy; he seems to just have more of a rivalry with the 'hero' of the series and his antagonist: Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin, who's actually much more of a jerk than Ballister.

!''Nimona!'' provides examples of:
* AnachronismStew: The series' main character is a knight with a robotic arm. In several other instances, medieval and technological themes combine.
* AnnoyingArrows: Discussed and subverted. When an arrow hits Nimona in the leg, Ballister treats it as a serious injury. Nimona thinks he's over-reacting, and wants to get back to fighting right away.
--> '''Nimona''': ''Will you ''chill out''? No-one ever go killed with one little arrow!''
--> '''Ballister''': ''Actually, they have. That is kind of the ''purpose'' of arrows.''
* ArtificialLimbs: Ballister's right arm. [[spoiler: Goldenloin shot it off after losing a joust.]]
* BadassCape: Considering they're both knights, Goldenloin and Ballister both have one.
* BadassLonghair: Goldenloin. It's even blonde to match his golden armor.
* BankRobbery: Among Ballister and Nimona's schemes. It's probably one of the most evil things Ballister's really done.
* BeardOfEvil: Ballister sports a goatee.
* BlackKnight: Ballister's portrayed as one. [[PunchClockVillain Kinda.]]
* DoomedHometown: [[spoiler: Nimona's town was destroyed by raiders from the west. It's part of her backstory on how she became a shapeshifter.]]
* FieryRedhead: Nimona herself.
* GenderBender: During the bank-robbing scene, Nimona shifts into a burly-looking man carrying a chest.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Ballister, again. At one point we see that the Academy from which he was expelled (and consequently turned 'villain' because of this) is stocking big amounts of a highly poisonous plant, making him worried about possible poisoning of the kingdom's food.
* HolographicTerminal: Surprisingly commonplace.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Ballister's evil plans commonly involve genetically enhanced dragons. Nimona's first shapeshift was of a dragon, too.
* LoonyFan: Nimona joined Ballister because she was a fan of his work. She's much more competent than the usual version of this trope.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: While in her dragon form, Nimona takes an arrow to the leg during the BankRobbery scene, and doesn't notice (even after she shifts back to human) until Ballister points it out to her. Even then, her reaction is a simple "Oh."
* MeaningfulName: Goldenloin, along with his golden armor, wears a golden codpiece.
* NobleDemon: Ballister, of course.
* OpenSaysMe: Rather than listen to Ballister's TechnoBabble, Nimona's strategy of getting through high-security doors is just to ram through them as a rhinoceros. Ballister's less than amused.
* PerpetualFrowner: Ballister's facial expression is usually serious. The only time it isn't is usually when he's shocked.
* PunchClockVillain: Ballister does what he does just to "prove a point" instead of being actually evil.
* PoisonousFriend: Nimona may be this for Ballister; she's considerably more bloodthirsty and willing to kill than orderly Ballister.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Ballister and Nimona are a villainous version.
* {{Shapeshifting}}: Nimona.
* SoreLoser: Goldenloin. [[spoiler: He shot off Ballister's arm after losing to him in a joust, causing Ballister to be expelled from the Institution. Cue Ballister's Face Heel Turn.]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Briefly mentioned as the reason Ballister won't let Nimona kill Goldenloin.
* TomboyishSidetails: Nimona has sidetails and bangs, while the rest of her head is shaved.
* VillainProtagonist: Well, hello.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Goldenloin and the Academy.
* VoluntaryShapeshifter: Nimona. She can transform at will into any living creature, though they're often still red. WordOfGod says she can change her colors completely, but that takes more concentration.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler: Ballister and Goldenloin were the two best knights in the Institution, until Ballister won against Goldenloin in a joust, causing Goldenloin to shoot Ballister's arm off.]]
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18th Feb '13 10:29:19 PM girlyboy
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* AnnoyingArrows: Discussed and subverted. When an arrow hits Nimona in the leg, Ballister treats it as a serious injury. Nimona thinks he's over-reacting, and wants to get back to fighting right away.
--> '''Nimona''': ''Will you ''chill out''? No-one ever go killed with one little arrow!''
--> '''Ballister''': ''Actually, they have. That is kind of the ''purpose'' of arrows.''
8th Feb '13 6:14:04 AM TheMike
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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: While in her dragon form, Nimona gets shot in the leg during the BankRobbery scene, and doesn't notice (even after she shifts back to human) until Ballister points it out to her. Even then, her reaction is a simple "Oh."

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: While in her dragon form, Nimona gets shot in takes an arrow to the leg during the BankRobbery scene, and doesn't notice (even after she shifts back to human) until Ballister points it out to her. Even then, her reaction is a simple "Oh."
7th Feb '13 8:00:50 AM TheMike
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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: While in her dragon form, Nimona gets shot in the leg during the BankRobbery scene, and doesn't notice (even after she shifts back to human) until Ballister points it out to her. Even then, her reaction is a simple "Oh."
28th Jan '13 6:02:47 AM TheMike
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* ArtificialLimbs: Ballister's right arm. [[spoiler: Goldenloin shot it off after he lost a joust.]]

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* ArtificialLimbs: Ballister's right arm. [[spoiler: Goldenloin shot it off after he lost losing a joust.]]
25th Jan '13 8:37:05 PM TheMike
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* MeaningfulName: Goldenloin, along with his golden armor, wears a golden codpiece.
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* ArtificialLimbs: Ballister's right arm. [[spoiler: Goldenloin shot it off after he lost a joust.]]
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* TomboyishSidetails: Nimona has sidetails and bangs, while the rest of her head is shaved.
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* PerpetualFrowner: Ballister's facial expression is usually serious. The only time it isn't is usually when he's shocked.
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* SoreLoser: Goldenloin. [[spoiler: He shot off Ballister's arm after losing to him in a joust, causing Ballister to be expelled from the Institution. Cue Ballister's Face Heel Turn.]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Briefly mentioned as the reason Ballister won't let Nimona kill Goldenloin.


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* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler: Ballister and Goldenloin were the two best knights in the Institution, until Ballister won against Goldenloin in a joust, causing Goldenloin to shoot Ballister's arm off.]]
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