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[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: [[ThreeAmigos Kieri, Rhea, and Buwaro.]]]]

->''"I've seen lots of weird stuff from traveling with my family. But an Angel and a Demon being friends is REALLY weird."''
-->-- '''[[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/07/07152008/ Samantha Kailum]]''', [[InterspeciesRomance who doesn't know ]][[SickeninglySweethearts the half of it]].

[[http://www.sdamned.com/ Slightly Damned]] is a Comedic Drama {{Fantasy}} webcomic based on the [[AHellOfATime "life"]], [[DeadToBeginWith death]], and [[HilarityEnsues misadventures]] of [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Rhea]] [[MeaningfulName Snaketail]], as well as her "[[TheDitz Demon supervisor]]", [[ThePollyanna Buwaro]], and later on, the socially awkward but {{Badass}} [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Ang]][[WingedHumanoid el]] [[TheUnpronounceable Kieri "Snowy" Suizahn]].

The humor and emotional drama is derived from a full cast of varied and compelling characters, and the complex but rewarding plot is sure to inspire many an ArchiveBinge well into the wee hours of the morning. It updates every Saturday (and now every Wednesday too!) with a large full color page, and can be read [[http://www.sdamned.com/ here]].

Notable for having the proud honor of being perhaps the only webcomic in existence with Reverse ScheduleSlip.
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Characters include:
* Rhea - The JerkWithAHeartOfGold, recently deceased.
* Buwaro - The moron demon given charge of Rhea during her stay. Insufferably cute and naive.
* Kieri - An angel, currently lost in Medius. Socially awkward, with the CuteBruiser mixed in.
* Thadius - Buwaro's beloved pet rock. Supposedly a girl.
* Death - A kindly fellow who just happens to deal with his namesake everyday. The third god of the world, and lord of judgement. [[spoiler: Recently revealed that Death is, or was, much less kind. The Death we know is actually Darius.]]
* Sakido - Buwaro's older sister, and a former elite soldier of Hell.
* Iratu - Buwaro's eldest brother, a giant earth Demon and high-ranking soldier of Hell, [[TheAlcoholic perpetually drunk]] [[spoiler:when off duty]].
* Heathcliff "Cliff" Sinclair - A wandering peddler who travels Medius with his family. [[KnightInSourArmor A bit sour and brusque]] but really a nice guy.
* Miranda Sinclair - Cliff's wife. Kindly, motherly, and currently expecting a baby.
* Samantha "Sammy" Kailum - Cliff and Miranda's niece. Sweet, bright, and headstrong.
* Duster - A fairy and an old family friend of the Sinclairs. Laid-back and has a thing for the ladies.
* [[spoiler: Darius Elexion - An angel who raised Iratu, Sakido, and Buwaro as their adoptive father 15 years ago. Currently standing in for Death.]]
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Tropes used include:
* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/08/08212010/ Kieri's mother (at least)]] is]] implied to be quite physically abusive.
* AFriendInNeed: Out of universe example - The Author regulary includes links to charities and causes in news updates, sometimes adding in something related to the comic (such as an extra page) as an incentive for fans to contribute to the cause in question.
* AHellOfATime: The severity of this trope depends on how deep into hell you go. The Ring of the Slightly Damned is harmless, boredom and cliffs notwithstanding, whilst Hell itself ranges from a never ending rendition of The Song That Never Ends to being tortured to death every single day for the rest of eternity.
* AlcoholHic: Iratu.
* AlienSky: Medius has two moons, red and green. Hell has an utterly featureless sky that [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/08/08052004/ simply goes on and off]]. According to WordOfGod, [[AWizardDidIt a god did it]].
** It is also offhandedly mentioned that it never really gets dark in Heaven.
* AllMythsAreTrue: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/03/03052011/ The Fairy Queen has been confirmed now.]]
** Retroactively done. Most Medians - Rhea included - don't really believe in the Guardians or heaven or hell. Of course, Death shows up in the first page of the comic, and Rhea is introduced to her first demon by page five, so she's had to discard her skepticism in a hurry.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: This, and most [[AlwaysLawfulGood related]] tropes, are [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the story. The [[WordOfGod author]] and the story itself indicate that demons and angels have evil and good tendencies, but there are exceptions in all cases.
** Berserk Demons are a straighter example, attacking and killing until they die or there's nothing left to kill. And ''then'' hurting the last one they have the option to. Themselves.
* AndCallHimGeorge: Death may be friendly, but when not watching his own strength, gave a pretty fierce hug to Buwaro and Rhea.
** Also, Buwaro gave one to Rhea when introducing her to Sakido.
* AnnoyingArrows: Brutally subverted with the Holy Arrows.
* ApologisesALot: Kieri, especially earlier on. At one point moves into SorryIFellOnYourFist territory when Kieri [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/10/10202006/ claims it is her fault]] that she was cursed by a spiteful demigod. [[spoiler: Justified by how Kieri is strongly suggested to have had an [[WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou abusive mother]]. ]]
* ArtEvolution: With beautiful results! Seriously, look at [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/05/05012004/ this early page,]] and [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/01/01012011/ this more recent page]]! And the really impressive thing? The second one, and all the ones after it, use a principle of light explained at RealIsBrown.
* ArtShift: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/11/11182004/ Several ]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/11/11192004/ times]], [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/03/03082006/ during]] {{Dream Sequence}}s.
** Also, {{Flash Back}}s, like when Kieri reads through [[spoiler:Darius's]] [[FictionalDocument diary]], are done in the same style.
* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Played with in Angels, who dye their hair and uniforms based on their element. Demons' elements, however, totally change their physical appearance, with earth demons being upwards of 12 feet tall, wind demons tending to be very tall and thin, with wings, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/04/04142004/ fire demons]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/03/03032005/ usually around]] [[http://sdamned.com/info/demon_fire.jpg human height]], and water demons being fairly short (around 5 feet tall) and usually aquatic.
* AsYouKnow: Used and lampshaded [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/12/12042010/ here]]. (Be warned of major spoilers)
* AttackAttackAttack: Berserk Demons. This is why they'll fight until they are killed or die of exhaustion. They hurt themselves when alone.
* AudioAdaptation: Currently, there's a fan made Radio Play project which was started back in August 2008. All of the characters are voiced by fans and forum members with the exception of Rhea who is voiced by the Author herself. Unlike the comic however, it suffers from ScheduleSlip partially due to the fact that there are a lot of people who need to be coordinated in order for the project to work. The first two episodes are currently out with the third currently in production. You can listen to them [[http://www.sdamned.com/extras/radio-play/ here.]]
** Currently entering AnachronicOrder thanks to technical difficulties and AuthorExistenceFailure from the VA for Sakido, barring [[http://www.sdamned.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2616 outside help]] in the form of {{The Other Darrin}}.
** As of July 14, 2011, [[http://www.sdamned.com/extras/radio-play/ Episode 3 has finally been released.]]
* AvengingTheVillain: [[spoiler: Lazuli becomes hellbent on killing Kieri after she kills Talus.]]
* AwesomeButImpractical: Buwaro never actually uses [[spoiler:the wings he gets from Sakido's pendant]] because the group is of unanimous opinion they're too small to do any real good. Also, Kieri's HarmlessFreezing powers seem to be like that, used only in one RandomEncounter.
** For that matter, [[spoiler: Buwaro's]] UnstoppableRage is rendered thus by being much more literal than usual. There are precisely two ways to stop it, and one of those is death. It's also totally indiscriminate.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Jakkai are given meaningful last names based on their appearance or personality, which leads to some pretty cool names such as ''Snaketail'' and ''Thunderheart''. Rhea's friend ''Ramirez Bloodeyes'' might just be the winner, though. There's also a character named ''Darius Elexion'', and later, of course, [[spoiler: ''Buwaro Elexion'']].
* AxCrazy: Azurai. Quoth Iratu, [[spoiler:in response for throwing out Tsavaro's suggestion that they ''not'' vaporize a village to get one specific person]]: "What the hell is your problem?"
* BalefulPolymorph: Kieri, about half of the time.
** Cliff got a similar curse to Kieri as a prank. He couldn't control it at all, since it was done properly.
* BeastAndBeauty: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/11/11022009/ The Monster and the Maiden]], an in-universe example.
** Arguably, [[spoiler:Buwaro and Kieri.]]
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Buwaro's pendant]], [[InvertedTrope inverted]] since it suppresses his SuperpoweredEvilSide, instead of actually making him angry.
** Denevol reacts ''very'' poorly to Demons. Even when an Angel and one of his friends tell him to stop.
** Don't insult Sakido's poetry. No matter how bad it is.
* BiTheWay[=/=]AmbiguouslyGay: Possibly, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/02/02262011/ Eve.]]
* BigBrotherBully: Iratu and Sakido to Buwaro, the latter much more than the former. When they reunite after years of separation, the older siblings are a little better about it.
* TheBigGuy: Iratu. Full Stop. Talus too. Let's be safe and say ''all'' Earth Demons.
** Though Iratu is especially huge (and strong) even for an earth demon, due to [[spoiler: Darius's pendant.]]
* BigNo: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/10/10042005/ No reincarnation for Rhea]]
** Rhea's reaction to more of [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/11/11222005/ Sakido's poetry.]]
* BiggerIsBetter: [[http://raizy.deviantart.com/art/Giga-Pudding-198125464 GIGA pudding]]
* BishieSparkle: Parodied with [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/01/01022007/ Buwaro + PimpDuds]].
* BlackComedy: Denevol beating the crap out of bunny-Kieri was [[MoralEventHorizon definitely]] ''[[KickTheDog not]]'' played for laughs. That strip's title, however, was a cheerful "Now with 100% more bunny stompin'!"
** Azurai's pretty cheerful about leaving the corpses of people he kills around to rot.
* BlahBlahBlah : Pulled by Buwaro of all people. [[spoiler: It quickly goes from funny to [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming sweet]].]]
* BlankWhiteEyes.
* BlueWithShock.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Duster popping the lovey-dovey hearts in the second panel [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/09/09032011/ here]] might just be the first (if minor) example of this. Not that a lack of fourth wall breakage hinders the story or humor at all, of course.
* [[BrickJoke Rock Joke]]: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/04/04212007/ Especially here.]]
* BrokenPedestal: Sakido gets one when the trio read her journal entry confessing how she tore Buwaro's ear and left him for dead.
* BrutalHonesty: Sakido in her exposition dialogue's end. Not ''too'' depressing...
* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: Demons, [[JustifiedTrope justified]] as switching on the eye glow improves their already good night vision.
* CasanovaWannabe: Duster.
* CategoryTraitor: Kieri has been accused of this for her friendship with Buwaro.
* CatSmile: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/06/06242008/ Rhea]], Kieri in bunny form. {{Justified}} by non-human anatomy.
* CerebusSyndrome: While intended as a plot driven story from the beginning, the focus on Rhea and Buwaro in the first several strips makes the beginning much lighter in tone.
** It happens twice, in fact. First we have Rhea and Buwaro in the Ring of the Slightly Damned, and later their time in Medius with Kieiri, which was mostly lighthearted in itself. Still, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/06/06052010/ a recent set of comics]] seem to indicate that the plot is getting ready to kick in again...
*** In first example, [[spoiler:Sakido]] [[IncrediblyLamePun fought Cerberus]].
* CessationOfExistence: Sakido [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/08/08292005/ explains]] that demons do not have an afterlife. The same also applies to Angels. It seems ironically fitting that Sakido explains it [[spoiler:since she dies about 15 pages later]].
* ChainOfDeals: Parodied in [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/04/04262008/ this strip.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Quite a bit. Over a year has passed in-story, and the characters have come a long way from where they started.
** Rhea is more tolerant and patient with Buwaro's antics, and she seems to be more comfortable acting as a surrogate older sister to him and Kieri. She's still a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but with slightly more emphasis on the heart of gold-part.
** Buwaro has matured and is becoming more focused and serious. His commitment to Kieri drives him to try to and better himself [[spoiler: by trying to learn to read and use his magic.]]
** Kieri is more outspoken and confident, and she's no longer bothered by her feelings for Buwaro.
* CheatedAngle: Thadius always looks the same -- crevasse, shape, everything -- because she is always drawn from the exact same angle.
* ChekhovsGun: Death only has one eye. [[spoiler:[[GodJob So does Darius.]]]]
* CheshireCatGrin: [[http://raizy.deviantart.com/art/Hickey-Hazard-189226835 Buwaro after learning what a hickey is...]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Buwaro.
* ClusterFBomb: Azurai is prone to this.
* ColorFailure: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/10/10062008/ Rhea caught with J's letter]].
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/04/04052008/ "Maybe that's because the Angels who went to Medius could never return home."]]
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/04/04162005/ I'm with Rhea on this one.]]
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/11/11262009/ Rhea is awfully prone to this trope.]]
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/05/05222010/ You're not the only one scared, Buwaro.]]
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/04/04302011/ What was that, Miranda?]]
** See FlatWhat.
* TheComicallySerious: Sakido.
* ComingOfAge: As the story goes on, Buwaro seems to be trading his emotional connections with Thadius for Kieri. Indeed, his maturity seems to scale inversely with Thadius's screen time.
** The fact that Buwaro was willing to go [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/07/07172010/ this]] far for her [[CharacterDevelopment says a lot]].
* CompanionCube: Thadius, of course.
* ComplimentBackfire: When Buwaro is worried about his appearance after his horn is damaged, Kieri tries to console him by saying he looks fine to her because she doesn't care how his horns look. [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/05/05212011/ But that's even more heinous for him...]]
* CoolBigSis: In a more literal example, Rhea has taken on the responsibility of being a big sister to Buwaro since [[spoiler: Sakido's death]]. Kieri also looks up to Rhea as a role model, since [[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/05/05032009/ she envies Rhea's strong personality]]. Though she can be cynical and short tempered with them, Rhea's doing her best to look after them both and give them guidance.
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/06/06292004/ Sakido]] to Buwaro.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[spoiler: Buwaro]].
** Duster seems rather silly normally, but he enables Cliff to be able to do the "[[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/01/01272010/ Siera]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/02/02012010/ Special]]," an attack an Angel ''[[EliteMooks Seraph]]'' couldn't take lightly.
* CryForTheDevil: The last page of an epic TearJerker. Even after it all, it hurts.
** [[spoiler:Arguably inverted with Sakido, who in a flashback was shown leaving Buwaro to die, but earlier in the comic (later chronologically) [[RedemptionEqualsDeath died]] [[MustMakeAmends saving Buwaro]] and Rhea.]]
* CursedWithAwesome: [[YourMilageMayVary Debatably]], Kieri's [[BalefulPolymorph transformations]]. While inconvenient, have [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/03/03012007/ saved her life]] at least once.
* CuteBruiser: Kieri.
* CuteLittleFangs: Buwaro, and to a lesser extent Rhea.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:Kieri said she was unpopular, she didn't say her mother was [[AbusiveParents abusive]]. IronWoobie, much?]]
** [[spoiler:Sakido and Iratu were abusive to Buwaro before he was old enough to talk. The former is responsible for the bite mark on his ear.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil / LightIsNotGood: Angels and demons are shown to suffer similar attitudes (including emotional instability and prejudice) to what you would expect of humans, given their respective cultural situations.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rhea.
* DeadToBeginWith: Rhea, obviously.
* DontFearTheReaper: Subverted. At first, Death seems to be an amiable person who even made friends with the rather lonely denizens of the Ring of the Slightly Damned. But then [[spoiler:it's revealed that he's actually the angel Darius, who acts as Death's replacement. The actual god is at least implied to be much more callous.]]
* DidntThinkThisThrough: Buwaro, a lot. Sometimes approaches LeeroyJenkins territory.
** Ice Shards + Fire Breath = Getting hit in the face with water.
** Fact: A Trouble Center I.D. badge will not protect you against a KnightTemplar [[EliteMooks Seraph]].
* DramaticNecklaceRemoval: Occurred when Rhea stole Buwaro's star pendant, [[spoiler: which resulted in Buwaro reverting to his berserk state and brutally killing her.]]. The cast has spent the remainder of the comic trying to avert this.
* DreamSequence: In the first few arcs, dream sequences for the characters are fairly common.
* EarAche: [[spoiler: Buwaro]] got a very damaged ear from [[spoiler:Sakido]].
* EarlyBirdCameo: [[spoiler: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/10/10172005/ Darius,]] in Sakido's NightmareSequence]].
* ElementalPowers: All characters are attuned to a classical element. Some [[DishingOutDirt generic]] [[BlowYouAway elemental]] [[AnIcePerson behavior]] [[PlayingWithFire stereotypes]], and [[AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance certain eye colors]], tend to be slightly more common [[PersonalityPowers among users of the related element.]] Demons have additional abilities based on their element, with earth demons being huge in size, wind demons being able to fly, water demons being amphibious, and fire demons breathing fire (as well as being fire and cold resistant). (Interestingly, the comic does ''not'' use ElementalRockPaperScissors.)
** BlowYouAway, ShockAndAwe: Sakido, Denevol.
** DishingOutDirt: Iratu, Talus, Darius, Rhea (though she's limited to only one spell).
** MakingASplash, AnIcePerson: Lazuli, Kieri, any of Kieri's family.
** PlayingWithFire: Buwaro, Azurai, Samantha, Cliff.
* EverythingsBetterWithBunnies: Kieri's curse.
** Averted with Toski, to the point rabbits are considered bad luck in-universe.
* ExpositionFairy: Rhea within the parody incentive is [[TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Navi]], functionally.
* {{Expy}}: Look at Denevol and tell me he doesn't look like a BadassGrandpa [[TheLegendOfZelda Link]].
* FaceHeelTurn: Two of Medius's Guardian Spirits sided with Syndel during the Great War. Toski, the rabbit spirit, seems to be the most infamous of them, to the point that many people view rabbits as signs of bad luck or worse.
* TheFairFolk: While normal Fairies are of the tiny and playful variety, the [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/06/06102008/ Queen of Fairies gives off some bad vibrations]].
** To be fair, that's just a story. But [[AllMythsAreTrue then again...]]
* FairyCompanion: Sammy has two, sisters named Willow and Eve, who she rescued from an unscrupulous merchant in Riverside. They're you're standard fairy companion affair: small, cute, glowing, and silent. Less conventionally, Cliff has Duster, who is fast-talking and lecherous. He also seems to amplify Cliff's magical abilities.
* FantasticRacism: Demons are nearly universally reviled by Medians and Angels, and the feeling is definitely mutual; Demons generally see Medians as worthless and despise Angels with a fiery passion. It also seems to be traditional in certain Jakkai villages to [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/06/06042006/ not allow humans to visit]].
* FingerSnapLighter: Cliff does this. Also Azurai if the quick fire-breath version counts.
* FiveRaces: Humans are Mundane, Fairies are Fae, Jakkai are Cute, Khamega are (probably) Stout, Angels are High Men, and demons are [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Evil]].
* FlatEarthAtheist: WordOfGod is that most Medians are "skeptical" about the existence fairies, angels, demons, and other "myths," [[AllMythsAreTrue nearly all of which have already been featured in the comic proper]] or confirmed by Word of God.
* FlatWhat: Duster, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/02/02192011/ after being told off in Median]] by one of Sammy's [[TheVoiceless previously mute]] female fairy friends.
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/04/04302011/ I just want to]] [[spoiler: harvest your bodies for ingredients!]]
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2012/02/02012012/ Nonverbal edition.]] (WARNING: offhand spoiler)
* FlippingTheBird: Rhea, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/04/04062006/ here]].
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/06/06252011// And later Azurai]], when [[spoiler: Iratu]] smacks him for being a JerkAss PsychoForHire.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Done by Death. "An illness? No, that is not the cause of her death... [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/09/09202004/ Unless you count]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/06/06192010/ being related to someone]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/11/11122005/ as an illness]]".
** Not long after [[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/11/11262009/ this]] happened, something similar started.
** For much of the comic's run, there have been subtle hints that Death [[spoiler: is really Darius]]. [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/06/06182005/ This]] is the earliest of these hints.
*** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/04/04092004/ Those glasses]] weren't suspicious at all, were they?
*** How about [[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/11/11152009/ the puppet show]]?
* ForeverWar: The Angels and Demons are locked in an apparently divine-mandated war of annihilation, reinforced by numerous RememberTheAlamo incidents on both sides. The war is over, but now [[spoiler:there are conspiracies instead.]]
* ForTheEvulz: Why Toski cursed Kieri, more or less.
* FourFingeredHands: Jakkai and fairies.
* FracturedFairyTale: The Median version of "BeautyAndTheBeast" [[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/11/11082009/ apparently]] involves a WaveMotionGun and a ZombieApocalypse.
** There are apparently a [[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/11/11022009/ ton of these]], although some of them remain as a NoodleIncident with just their name being mentioned.
--> '''Rhea''': What else is in here? "The Bloody Shovel of Regret," " Ms. Cow and the Ice Cream Shop Secret," "The Ice-Covered Doll," "Revenge of the Fairy Queen"...
* GaleForceSound: Iratu shows Buwaro and Rhea just how [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/10/10302004/ roaring is done]].
* TheGlomp: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/06/06252007/ Buwaro has a knack for this]].
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Demons when angry - [[PlayingWithATrope or they just want to improve their night vision]].
* [[spoiler: GodJob: Darius taking the place of Death.]]
* GodsHandsAreTied: Death, the most active god around, is surprisingly limited. For example [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/06/06182005/ his own creation can disobey and mock him]]. Ouch.
** Justified, since [[spoiler: Darius (the current Death) didn't create Cerberus]] and therefore Cerberus feels no obligation to obey him.
* TheGodsMustBeLazy: Despite being one of the divine crowd, Death gets rather lame territory compared to Gaia (heaven) and Syndel (hell), just getting himself purgatory and judgment. Not to mention that given the nastiness of divine politics, his hands are tied in regards to the other gods. There is also no information on the other gods doing anything at all recently.
** It eventually became known that Death [[spoiler:has been missing for 15 years, having been replaced by Darius,]] and making him the same.
* GoodIsNotNice: He may be gruff, cynical, and less than friendly to most, but Heathcliff Sinclair [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/02/02012010/ only does what he thinks is right.]]
** For that matter, what we've seen of angel society suggests that it's hyper-conformist and at least borderline fascist, but they canonically tend toward good, and the society seems to be constructed in this manner specifically to keep the tending-toward-evil demons in check.
* GoodWingsEvilWings: Angels have their usual deal, Demons get all varieties of feathery and batlike, Fairies - butterfly wings.
* GratuitousEnglish: Duster, but it's justified as Fairies generally speak their own language.
* GreenEyedMonster: The reason for [[spoiler:Sakido and Iratu's initial reactions to Buwaro joining their 'family', especially Sakido. So much so that it led to Sakido tearing off part of Buwaro's ear, and guilt from their behavior probably drives both demons' closeness with Buwaro earlier in the strip.]]
* GreyAndGrayMorality: The war between heaven and hell. The angels are implied to be ALighterShadeOfGray, as many of the demons have violent tendencies (and some are tasked with torturing souls in hell). However, not all demons are evil and most of them at least have redeeming qualities, while some of the Angels are merciless [[KnightTemplar Knight Templars]]. Darius notes that both sides occasionally kill children of the other side.
* HalfIdenticalTwins: Kieri and her brother, Kazai.
* HaveYouSeenMyGod: [[spoiler: Mother Gaia and Father Syndel are missing, the real Death hasn't been seen either since he went looking for them 15 years ago.]]
* HeroicBystander: [[spoiler: Subverted not once, but twice with Kieri]].
** [[spoiler: Effectively Rhea's actions [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/12/12022007/ here]] though it almost becomes more of a HeroicSacrifice]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/01/01092010/ Buwaro]]. He got better, thanks to ''only'' almost dying.]]
** [[spoiler:[[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/12/12232005/ Sakido]]]] performs one earlier.
* [[spoiler: HeWasRightThereAllAlong: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/12/12022010/ Darius]]]]
* HoYay: As his diary reveals, the angel Darius, [[spoiler: Buwaro, Sakido, and Iratu's adoptive father,]] had a crush on Kieri's uncle while in school. Kieri's uncle who is now married. Awkward.
-->'''Kieri''': Wow. Darius sure wasn't fond of my aunt. "A fat hussy always moving in on my man"?
** Apparently, there are special fairy kisses that will inform the Fairy Queen to not kill you. Cliff's life was once saved by one, but he [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/03/03052011/ refused to say who it was.]]
* {{Infodump}}: Lampshaded [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/08/08292005/ here]] by Rhea.
* InsultBackfire: "You're as ugly as you are stupid!" "Hey, [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne I'm not that ugly!]]"
* InterspeciesRomance: Kieri and Buwaro.
* {{Intrepid Merchant}}s: The Sinclairs.
* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: Kieri's "bunny curse". It kicks in at unexpected intervals, and Kieri has difficulty changing back.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Rhea, Cliff.
* KickTheDog: Lazuli and Talus.
** Denevol when Kieri's [[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/12/12242009/ curse kicked in]].
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Sakido and Talus]]
* KnightOfCerebus: The hooded archer and Denevol.
* KnightTemplar: Denevol. Semi-justified, considering [[spoiler:Demons slaughtered his whole family]], but still...
* LargeHam: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/10/10122008/ Lazuli]]
* LastNameBasis: Denevol
* LesYay: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/06/06142007/ Rhea wants to avert this,]] but she [[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/04/04192009/ doesn't quite manage.]]
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/02/02262011/ It just flows like wine around her, doesn't it?]]
*** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/04/04162011/ It really does.]]
* LetsGetDangerous: Who would've thought Cliff and Duster were capable of ''[[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/01/01272010/ this?]]''
* LosingYourHead: [[spoiler:Cerberus' missing head seems to be perfectly fine with just being a skull/living headgear for Darius.]]
* LoveAcrossBattlelines: Kieri the angel and Buwaro the demon.
* LuminescentBlush: Entire main cast at various points, with [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/12/12152007/ Kieri's blush being the most prominent]] and frequent.
** Doubles as an excellent example of InnocentInnuendo.
* MagicMusic: Kieri's [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/01/01222011/ singing]] may be a minor example. Everyone who heard it took notice. Even the horses.
** Buwaro follows up with a good deal of untapped talent as well. While it's not magic per se, [[spoiler: it's apparently insanely attractive to Angels, which means Kieri nearly falls on her butt just from hearing it.]]
* MagicPants: Averted with [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/09/09182010/ Iratu]].
** Lampshaded by Rhea after Buwaro [[spoiler:is hit by Denevol's lightning spell]]. His shirt is [[ShirtlessScene totally destroyed]], his coat needs refurbishing, but his pants are just fine.
* MarshmallowDream: Buwaro has one that became the page image. See the whole page [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/02/02052011/ here]].
* MeaningfulName: Jakkai last names are often based on physical attributes.
** Rhea Snaketail. Who seems to have inherited her relative's long tail.
** Ramirez [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/12/12062006/ Bloodeyes]].
** Mr. [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/06/06192010/ Moon]][[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/09/09232007/ shade]].
* MismatchedEyes: The Jakkai [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/06/06122010/ Mr Moonshade]] has "boatlights" -- one red, one green.
* MomentKiller: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/02/02242008/ Thank you, Rhea]].
* MoodWhiplash: Protocol? "More like [[IncrediblyLamePun protoBALLS]]" says Azurai, while the blood of the man he just murdered is still drying on his bare hands.
** Somehow, I don't think that was [[PsychopathicManchild meant to be funny]].
*** Bet Azurai found it [[DeathAsComedy hilarious]]!
** Azurai in general helps to lighten the mood whenever we're given a shot of the villains plotting.
** An example of Double Whiplash: After Darius's tearfilled farewell to Sakido, Buwaro, in her arms, "boops" her nose (just as Darius had done) and giggles. She does not take it well.
* MundaneAfterlife: The Ring of the Slightly Damned consists of a large open landscape, filled with rocks, a pet rock, mountains made of rock, and flat places made of rock.
* MundaneUtility: Azurai and Cliff have lit up cigarettes using their fire magic.
* MyNameIsNotDurwood: Buwaro keeps calling Kieri "Snowy", as Rhea named her when they thought she was just a bunny. Nobody seems to mind it, though.
** WordOfGod is that he does this to [[TheUnpronounceable avoid mispronouncing Kieri's full name]].
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Played with. For Demons, being evil is as much a choice as it is their instinct [[spoiler: so long as the berserker thing is kept in check]], but most of them are unsavory characters anyway, as their role in the greater scheme of things is to torture the souls of the damned.
* MysteriousPast: Sakido, Buwaro, Iratu, [[spoiler: Darius]], Death, as well as what Ramirez has been up to since Rhea died, although that's more of a Mysterious Present.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Lazuli demonstrates why having a short temper can be [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/08/08062006/ very dangerous on the battlefield.]] [[hottip:*:For added stupidity, Lazuli and Talus were the ones who put the power-restricting collar on Kieri in the first place.]]
* NightmareSequence: Kieri's first "angel" appearance is [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/03/03082006/ here]], during a nightmare. Her next DreamSequence also [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/02/02042007/ begins like a nightmare]], but ends happily.
** Also, Sakido's nightmare in [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/10/10172005/ this strip.]]
* NoodleIncident: The readers never learn what the explosion incident that occurred at J's previous job involved, only that it was [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/11/11132006/ truly spectacular]].
** There's also the question of [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/04/04292005/ what happens when wind demons get drunk]].
** Some damned souls are forced to wear REALLY, REALLY, REALLY uncomfortable footwear.
-->'''Rhea''': Ouch.
-->'''Buwaro''': Reminds me of the time I got [[CompanionCube Thadius]] stuck in my nose...
* NotSoDifferent: It's beginning to look like the angels and the demons have more in common than they realize.
* NotSoStoic: [[SandInMyEyes I just have something in both my eyes]], [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/05/05212011/ okay?]]
* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: Has its own visual effect, seen [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/01/01262006/ here]].
* ObviouslyEvil:[[spoiler: Moonshade]]
* OffscreenTeleportation: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/09/09192004/ Death.]]
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:[[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/12/12172011/ Buwaro, panel three at the wind Angel mother]], which is understandable having had bad experiences with [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/01/01092010/ a certain other wind Angel.]]]] Enforced by immediate ColorFailure.
* OneHitKill: The Holy Arrows are capable of this.
* OnlyOneName: Demons generally only have a first name.[[spoiler: Buwaro recently broke the trend and is now Buwaro Elexion]].
* OppositesAttract: Buwaro the fire Demon and [[strike:Snowy]] Kieri the water Angel.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: While Angels may appear very similar to Humans, they are powerful wielders of magic, proud warriors, and have no afterlife.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Buwaro is the worst example of a demon ever.
* PaperThinDisguise: The pimp suit used to disguise Buwaro didn't really hide his purple fur, ear shape and horns, traits which none of Medius' known races have. It worked, though it led some people to believe [[RunningGag Rhea and Kieri are hookers]].
** Then there's the case mentioned under WeirdnessCensor, which made Buwaro think no one would recognize him if he wore the Trouble Center badge he had at the time.
* PersonalityPowers: Based on elemental affiliation. An established tendency, but not a rule.
* PersonaNonGrata: If Buwaro and Kieri ever go back to Weyville, [[KnightTemplar Denevol]] will almost certainly kill them.
* PhysicalGod: Death.
** The Guardians of Medius. They can assume human (or possibly other sapient species) form and engage in such mundane activities as attending festivals, or [[JerkassGods mugging mortals just to screw with them]].
* PillarOfLight: They appear deep in Hell from time to time, which upsets Death for some reason. It turns out they're [[spoiler: portals leading to Medius]].
** Turns out Heaven has [[SwirlyEnergyThingy something similar]].
* PimpDuds: The [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/11/11132006/ pimp]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/01/01152007/ suit]].
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: He [[spoiler:[[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/01/01192010/ didn't.]]]]
* [[ThePollyanna Pollyanna]]: Buwaro, given his history.
* PrehensileTail: Rhea [[MeaningfulName Snaketail]]. She can (and often does) use it as an extra limb for grabbing and carrying things, like rocks and [[BalefulPolymorph bunnies]]. She can even lift herself off the ground with it.
* ProudWarriorRace: Angels have a pretty militaristic culture for a race of good guys.
** {{Justified}} by the ForeverWar with the Demons.
* PsychoticSmirk[=/=]SlasherSmile: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/06/06192010/ "The bloodline ends with me..."]]
* PuppyDogEyes: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/08/08012008/ Buwaro]], rarely happens to other characters. But even [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/06/06052008/ Kieri busts them out]] if the situation calls for it. [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/01/01082011/ Aw that's really not fair Kieri.]]
** Even ''Rhea'' breaks them out [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/05/05222010/ once in a while.]] Note Buwaro's reaction.
* RealDreamsAreWeirder: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/03/03022006/ Rhea's "giant bunny" dream]].
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Heathcliff "Cliff" Sinclair really hammered Buwaro for his fighting ability, looks, and intelligence in [[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/05/05312009/ this page.]] It reduced Buwaro to tears.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Done in reverse, insofar as [[spoiler:we only learn why Sakido was so willing to risk her life for Buwaro years after the strip where she died trying to make his life better.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler: One of Moonshade's.]] {{Averted}} with Buwaro and Iratu, personality-wise. [[spoiler: Taking Buwaro's pendant or bothering Iratu the day after he drinks changes this.]]
* RefugeInAudacity: Invoked; see WeirdnessCensor for details.
* [[spoiler:RelationshipUpgrade: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/03/03142010/ Buwaro and Kieri.]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/01/01292011/ Twice!]]]]
* ReluctantMonster: Buwaro gets this a lot for being a Demon.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The Fairy Queen. You do '''not''' want to mess with her subjects. And a fairy showing fondness is one of the only ways to not be [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/03/03052011/ killed on sight]] by her.
* RunningGag: Buwaro loves to play catch with Thadius, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/05/05032004/ which]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/08/08242004/ usually]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/03/03102005/ doesn't]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/11/11262005/ end]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/06/06252005/ well]]. The gag was later [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/07/07092006/ here]].
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/08/08182007/ "WE! ARE NOT! HOOKERS!"]]
** Just how many people does Cliff Sinclair know?
** Angels' favourite colours were a short lived one.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: Sakido. WordOfGod even says this was her main purpose in the story.]]
* SandInMyEyes: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/05/05212011/ Cliff has some.]]
* SceneryPorn: The [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/11/11052011/ page]] where the characters arrive in St. Curtis.
* ScheduleSlip: Inverted. There are actually ''more'' comics than weeks the comic has been running.
* ShapeshifterHammerspace: Obviously, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/09/09242007/ Kieri turning into a snow bunny]] ([[RequiredSecondaryPowers her clothes disappear too]]). Demons going berserk also gain mass.
* ShapeshifterModeLock: Kieri's "bunny curse" occasionally kicks in and is difficult to revert.
* ShellShockedVeteran: More than likely a part of [[spoiler:Denevol]] and [[spoiler:Kieri's mother]]'s GottaKillThemAll reaction to Demons.
* ShipperOnDeck: Rhea is clearly supportive of Buwaro and Kieri's relationship. Provided they aren't keeping her awake.
* ShirtlessScene: Buwaro has some, mostly justified by circumstances, but from page 501 on apparently just for the heck of it.
* ShoutOut: To TheLegendOfZelda and AceAttorney, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/04/04262008/ in this comic.]] Minor shout-outs to AceAttorney in the form of red, spiky "HOLD IT!" bubbles are also found.
** And one to {{Castlevania}} [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/01/01152007/ here]]. And [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/05/05012010/ here]] as well.
** [[GurrenLagann "With scissors like those, you could pierce the heavens!"]]
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/07/07092011/ GARY WAS HERE,]] [[{{Pokemon}} ASH IS A LOSER]]
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/07/07312010/ The roof, the roof]], [[BloodhoundGang MY ROOF IS ON FIRE!]]
* [[spoiler: ShutUpKiss: [[{{WAFF}} Good]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming boy]], [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/03/03142010/ Buwaro]]!]]
** [[spoiler:Considering how bad things had gotten shortly beforehand, it was also a SmoochOfVictory the second time.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Kieri, to the max. She eventually [[CharacterDevelopment becomes]] just a ''little'' bit more confident, at least around [[TrueCompanions Buwaro and Rhea]].
* SickeninglySweethearts: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/11/11162008/ Rhea is sick of Buwaro and Kieri]].
* SirSwearsalot: Azurai and Lazuli. Rhea is more-or-less the only other character that swears.
** Don´t forget Lazuli´s Cluster-F-Bombs shortly after we meet her.
* SlasherSmile: Moonshade's really happy about the upcoming [[spoiler:[[http://www.sdamned.com/2012/03/03312012/ Flower Festival]]]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Invoked in universe for [[MyNaymeIs Kieri Suizhan]].
* StraightGay: If it had never been explicitly stated, the audience would never know that Darius was gay. After it comes up in his diary, it isn't made a big deal of because it has almost no bearing on the plot, and the characters who know don't see it as being very important.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Demons aren't exactly "good" to begin with, but they are able to enter a berserk form that is... Well, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/12/12232005/ see for yourself.]] The downside is that once they enter this form, the easiest way out of it is death by overexertion.
** Buwaro is a Demon squarely on the Good side of things. [[spoiler: Just don't remove that necklace.]]
* TalkingAnimal: Kieri can speak even in bunny form. [[AWizardDidIt Magic]].
* TastesLikeDiabetes: [[invoked]] Rhea's reaction to Snowy preparing to read from a book of fairy tales.
* TearJerker: The in-universe story "The Puppy Who Looked For a Family". Even ''[[BeyondTheImpossible Cliff]]'' of all people can't help but [[SandInMyEyes wipe his eyes]].
* ThatWasTheLastEntry: Darius' journal ends like this, as he goes to his certain death to distract Cerberus. The last entry is just "I love you, my children".
* ThreeAmigos: Rhea, Buwaro, and Kieri.
* ThroughAFaceFullOfFur: Blushes on Buwaro and Kieri in bunny form. It's adorable! And usually is a precursor to a minor [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming CMOH]].
* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler:Sakido's pendant. Buwaro]] even wears it the same way.
* TheUnpronounceable: In mild form: nobody gets "Kieri Suizahn" right the first time. {{Justified}}, since the official pronunciation is "kee-AIR-ee soo-EE-zahn".
* UnstoppableRage: Demons have the ability to go berserk, gaining great power. Unfortunately, they will AttackAttackAttack everything within sight [[LastStand until they die]]. There is a temporary solution, thanks to [[spoiler: the NotSoDifferent nature of Angels and their pendants]], but this is rife with potential for violent [[HilarityEnsues hilarity]].
* VanHelsingHateCrimes: Denevol's attack on "demons and [[CategoryTraitor traitors]]", aka Buwaro and Kieri.
* VillainousBreakdown: Denovol starts [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/01/01192010/ getting antsy]].
* VisibleSilence: A fairly common occurrence, especially on comedic bits.
* VitriolicBestBuds: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/02/02192011/ Cliff]] and [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/08/08092008/ Duster]]. Also Rhea and Buwaro, at first.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Kieri can control her transformation some of the time, Death changes size at will.
** The guardians of Medius, who are all animals naturally and can change form as needed. The Kieri example above was a semi-botched curse done by one.
* WaifFu: Both Kieri and Rhea have, can, and will dish out the pain when needed.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Many male demons. Moonshade also wears a cape, but no shirt beneath.
* WeirdnessCensor: The sight of a Demon and an Angel walking around together instead of fighting each other is so unthinkable, everyone assumes Kieri and Buwaro are wearing costumes.
* WHAMEpisode: 2010 was a big year for these. The most shocking [MAJOR SPOILER]: Who would've guessed that [[spoiler: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/12/12022010/ Darius has been Death this whole time]]]]?
** [[spoiler:Iratu and co ''[[NotSoHarmless butchered an entire town]]''.]]
* WhodunnitToMe: The events of the entire comic were all started by Rhea's death, and yet we don't have even the slightest idea why is it that she even died in the first place.
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/06/06192010/ The picture is starting to become clearer.]]
*** Amazingly enough, hinted at in a throw away line [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/09/09202004/ SIX YEARS EARLIER]].
* WingedHumanoid: Angels, of course. Though they get their wings from pendants.
* WingsDoNothing: [[spoiler: The wings Buwaro gets from Sakido's pendant]] are implied to be these.
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->''"I've seen lots of weird stuff from traveling with my family. But an Angel and a Demon being friends is REALLY weird."''
-->-- '''[[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/07/07152008/ Samantha Kailum]]''', [[InterspeciesRomance who doesn't know ]][[SickeninglySweethearts the half of it]].

[[http://www.sdamned.com/ Slightly Damned]] is a Comedic Drama {{Fantasy}} webcomic based on the [[AHellOfATime "life"]], [[DeadToBeginWith death]], and [[HilarityEnsues misadventures]] of [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Rhea]] [[MeaningfulName Snaketail]], as well as her "[[TheDitz Demon supervisor]]", [[ThePollyanna Buwaro]], and later on, the socially awkward but {{Badass}} [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Ang]][[WingedHumanoid el]] [[TheUnpronounceable Kieri "Snowy" Suizahn]].

The humor and emotional drama is derived from a full cast of varied and compelling characters, and the complex but rewarding plot is sure to inspire many an ArchiveBinge well into the wee hours of the morning. It updates every Saturday (and now every Wednesday too!) with a large full color page, and can be read [[http://www.sdamned.com/ here]].

Notable for having the proud honor of being perhaps the only webcomic in existence with Reverse ScheduleSlip.
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Characters include:
* Rhea - The JerkWithAHeartOfGold, recently deceased.
* Buwaro - The moron demon given charge of Rhea during her stay. Insufferably cute and naive.
* Kieri - An angel, currently lost in Medius. Socially awkward, with the CuteBruiser mixed in.
* Thadius - Buwaro's beloved pet rock. Supposedly a girl.
* Death - A kindly fellow who just happens to deal with his namesake everyday. The third god of the world, and lord of judgement. [[spoiler: Recently revealed that Death is, or was, much less kind. The Death we know is actually Darius.]]
* Sakido - Buwaro's older sister, and a former elite soldier of Hell.
* Iratu - Buwaro's eldest brother, a giant earth Demon and high-ranking soldier of Hell, [[TheAlcoholic perpetually drunk]] [[spoiler:when off duty]].
* Heathcliff "Cliff" Sinclair - A wandering peddler who travels Medius with his family. [[KnightInSourArmor A bit sour and brusque]] but really a nice guy.
* Miranda Sinclair - Cliff's wife. Kindly, motherly, and currently expecting a baby.
* Samantha "Sammy" Kailum - Cliff and Miranda's niece. Sweet, bright, and headstrong.
* Duster - A fairy and an old family friend of the Sinclairs. Laid-back and has a thing for the ladies.
* [[spoiler: Darius Elexion - An angel who raised Iratu, Sakido, and Buwaro as their adoptive father 15 years ago. Currently standing in for Death.]]
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Tropes used include:
* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/08/08212010/ Kieri's mother (at least)]] is]] implied to be quite physically abusive.
* AFriendInNeed: Out of universe example - The Author regulary includes links to charities and causes in news updates, sometimes adding in something related to the comic (such as an extra page) as an incentive for fans to contribute to the cause in question.
* AHellOfATime: The severity of this trope depends on how deep into hell you go. The Ring of the Slightly Damned is harmless, boredom and cliffs notwithstanding, whilst Hell itself ranges from a never ending rendition of The Song That Never Ends to being tortured to death every single day for the rest of eternity.
* AlcoholHic: Iratu.
* AlienSky: Medius has two moons, red and green. Hell has an utterly featureless sky that [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/08/08052004/ simply goes on and off]]. According to WordOfGod, [[AWizardDidIt a god did it]].
** It is also offhandedly mentioned that it never really gets dark in Heaven.
* AllMythsAreTrue: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/03/03052011/ The Fairy Queen has been confirmed now.]]
** Retroactively done. Most Medians - Rhea included - don't really believe in the Guardians or heaven or hell. Of course, Death shows up in the first page of the comic, and Rhea is introduced to her first demon by page five, so she's had to discard her skepticism in a hurry.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: This, and most [[AlwaysLawfulGood related]] tropes, are [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the story. The [[WordOfGod author]] and the story itself indicate that demons and angels have evil and good tendencies, but there are exceptions in all cases.
** Berserk Demons are a straighter example, attacking and killing until they die or there's nothing left to kill. And ''then'' hurting the last one they have the option to. Themselves.
* AndCallHimGeorge: Death may be friendly, but when not watching his own strength, gave a pretty fierce hug to Buwaro and Rhea.
** Also, Buwaro gave one to Rhea when introducing her to Sakido.
* AnnoyingArrows: Brutally subverted with the Holy Arrows.
* ApologisesALot: Kieri, especially earlier on. At one point moves into SorryIFellOnYourFist territory when Kieri [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/10/10202006/ claims it is her fault]] that she was cursed by a spiteful demigod. [[spoiler: Justified by how Kieri is strongly suggested to have had an [[WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou abusive mother]]. ]]
* ArtEvolution: With beautiful results! Seriously, look at [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/05/05012004/ this early page,]] and [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/01/01012011/ this more recent page]]! And the really impressive thing? The second one, and all the ones after it, use a principle of light explained at RealIsBrown.
* ArtShift: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/11/11182004/ Several ]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/11/11192004/ times]], [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/03/03082006/ during]] {{Dream Sequence}}s.
** Also, {{Flash Back}}s, like when Kieri reads through [[spoiler:Darius's]] [[FictionalDocument diary]], are done in the same style.
* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Played with in Angels, who dye their hair and uniforms based on their element. Demons' elements, however, totally change their physical appearance, with earth demons being upwards of 12 feet tall, wind demons tending to be very tall and thin, with wings, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/04/04142004/ fire demons]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/03/03032005/ usually around]] [[http://sdamned.com/info/demon_fire.jpg human height]], and water demons being fairly short (around 5 feet tall) and usually aquatic.
* AsYouKnow: Used and lampshaded [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/12/12042010/ here]]. (Be warned of major spoilers)
* AttackAttackAttack: Berserk Demons. This is why they'll fight until they are killed or die of exhaustion. They hurt themselves when alone.
* AudioAdaptation: Currently, there's a fan made Radio Play project which was started back in August 2008. All of the characters are voiced by fans and forum members with the exception of Rhea who is voiced by the Author herself. Unlike the comic however, it suffers from ScheduleSlip partially due to the fact that there are a lot of people who need to be coordinated in order for the project to work. The first two episodes are currently out with the third currently in production. You can listen to them [[http://www.sdamned.com/extras/radio-play/ here.]]
** Currently entering AnachronicOrder thanks to technical difficulties and AuthorExistenceFailure from the VA for Sakido, barring [[http://www.sdamned.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2616 outside help]] in the form of {{The Other Darrin}}.
** As of July 14, 2011, [[http://www.sdamned.com/extras/radio-play/ Episode 3 has finally been released.]]
* AvengingTheVillain: [[spoiler: Lazuli becomes hellbent on killing Kieri after she kills Talus.]]
* AwesomeButImpractical: Buwaro never actually uses [[spoiler:the wings he gets from Sakido's pendant]] because the group is of unanimous opinion they're too small to do any real good. Also, Kieri's HarmlessFreezing powers seem to be like that, used only in one RandomEncounter.
** For that matter, [[spoiler: Buwaro's]] UnstoppableRage is rendered thus by being much more literal than usual. There are precisely two ways to stop it, and one of those is death. It's also totally indiscriminate.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Jakkai are given meaningful last names based on their appearance or personality, which leads to some pretty cool names such as ''Snaketail'' and ''Thunderheart''. Rhea's friend ''Ramirez Bloodeyes'' might just be the winner, though. There's also a character named ''Darius Elexion'', and later, of course, [[spoiler: ''Buwaro Elexion'']].
* AxCrazy: Azurai. Quoth Iratu, [[spoiler:in response for throwing out Tsavaro's suggestion that they ''not'' vaporize a village to get one specific person]]: "What the hell is your problem?"
* BalefulPolymorph: Kieri, about half of the time.
** Cliff got a similar curse to Kieri as a prank. He couldn't control it at all, since it was done properly.
* BeastAndBeauty: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/11/11022009/ The Monster and the Maiden]], an in-universe example.
** Arguably, [[spoiler:Buwaro and Kieri.]]
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Buwaro's pendant]], [[InvertedTrope inverted]] since it suppresses his SuperpoweredEvilSide, instead of actually making him angry.
** Denevol reacts ''very'' poorly to Demons. Even when an Angel and one of his friends tell him to stop.
** Don't insult Sakido's poetry. No matter how bad it is.
* BiTheWay[=/=]AmbiguouslyGay: Possibly, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/02/02262011/ Eve.]]
* BigBrotherBully: Iratu and Sakido to Buwaro, the latter much more than the former. When they reunite after years of separation, the older siblings are a little better about it.
* TheBigGuy: Iratu. Full Stop. Talus too. Let's be safe and say ''all'' Earth Demons.
** Though Iratu is especially huge (and strong) even for an earth demon, due to [[spoiler: Darius's pendant.]]
* BigNo: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/10/10042005/ No reincarnation for Rhea]]
** Rhea's reaction to more of [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/11/11222005/ Sakido's poetry.]]
* BiggerIsBetter: [[http://raizy.deviantart.com/art/Giga-Pudding-198125464 GIGA pudding]]
* BishieSparkle: Parodied with [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/01/01022007/ Buwaro + PimpDuds]].
* BlackComedy: Denevol beating the crap out of bunny-Kieri was [[MoralEventHorizon definitely]] ''[[KickTheDog not]]'' played for laughs. That strip's title, however, was a cheerful "Now with 100% more bunny stompin'!"
** Azurai's pretty cheerful about leaving the corpses of people he kills around to rot.
* BlahBlahBlah : Pulled by Buwaro of all people. [[spoiler: It quickly goes from funny to [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming sweet]].]]
* BlankWhiteEyes.
* BlueWithShock.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Duster popping the lovey-dovey hearts in the second panel [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/09/09032011/ here]] might just be the first (if minor) example of this. Not that a lack of fourth wall breakage hinders the story or humor at all, of course.
* [[BrickJoke Rock Joke]]: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/04/04212007/ Especially here.]]
* BrokenPedestal: Sakido gets one when the trio read her journal entry confessing how she tore Buwaro's ear and left him for dead.
* BrutalHonesty: Sakido in her exposition dialogue's end. Not ''too'' depressing...
* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: Demons, [[JustifiedTrope justified]] as switching on the eye glow improves their already good night vision.
* CasanovaWannabe: Duster.
* CategoryTraitor: Kieri has been accused of this for her friendship with Buwaro.
* CatSmile: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/06/06242008/ Rhea]], Kieri in bunny form. {{Justified}} by non-human anatomy.
* CerebusSyndrome: While intended as a plot driven story from the beginning, the focus on Rhea and Buwaro in the first several strips makes the beginning much lighter in tone.
** It happens twice, in fact. First we have Rhea and Buwaro in the Ring of the Slightly Damned, and later their time in Medius with Kieiri, which was mostly lighthearted in itself. Still, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/06/06052010/ a recent set of comics]] seem to indicate that the plot is getting ready to kick in again...
*** In first example, [[spoiler:Sakido]] [[IncrediblyLamePun fought Cerberus]].
* CessationOfExistence: Sakido [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/08/08292005/ explains]] that demons do not have an afterlife. The same also applies to Angels. It seems ironically fitting that Sakido explains it [[spoiler:since she dies about 15 pages later]].
* ChainOfDeals: Parodied in [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/04/04262008/ this strip.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Quite a bit. Over a year has passed in-story, and the characters have come a long way from where they started.
** Rhea is more tolerant and patient with Buwaro's antics, and she seems to be more comfortable acting as a surrogate older sister to him and Kieri. She's still a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but with slightly more emphasis on the heart of gold-part.
** Buwaro has matured and is becoming more focused and serious. His commitment to Kieri drives him to try to and better himself [[spoiler: by trying to learn to read and use his magic.]]
** Kieri is more outspoken and confident, and she's no longer bothered by her feelings for Buwaro.
* CheatedAngle: Thadius always looks the same -- crevasse, shape, everything -- because she is always drawn from the exact same angle.
* ChekhovsGun: Death only has one eye. [[spoiler:[[GodJob So does Darius.]]]]
* CheshireCatGrin: [[http://raizy.deviantart.com/art/Hickey-Hazard-189226835 Buwaro after learning what a hickey is...]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Buwaro.
* ClusterFBomb: Azurai is prone to this.
* ColorFailure: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/10/10062008/ Rhea caught with J's letter]].
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/04/04052008/ "Maybe that's because the Angels who went to Medius could never return home."]]
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/04/04162005/ I'm with Rhea on this one.]]
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/11/11262009/ Rhea is awfully prone to this trope.]]
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/05/05222010/ You're not the only one scared, Buwaro.]]
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/04/04302011/ What was that, Miranda?]]
** See FlatWhat.
* TheComicallySerious: Sakido.
* ComingOfAge: As the story goes on, Buwaro seems to be trading his emotional connections with Thadius for Kieri. Indeed, his maturity seems to scale inversely with Thadius's screen time.
** The fact that Buwaro was willing to go [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/07/07172010/ this]] far for her [[CharacterDevelopment says a lot]].
* CompanionCube: Thadius, of course.
* ComplimentBackfire: When Buwaro is worried about his appearance after his horn is damaged, Kieri tries to console him by saying he looks fine to her because she doesn't care how his horns look. [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/05/05212011/ But that's even more heinous for him...]]
* CoolBigSis: In a more literal example, Rhea has taken on the responsibility of being a big sister to Buwaro since [[spoiler: Sakido's death]]. Kieri also looks up to Rhea as a role model, since [[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/05/05032009/ she envies Rhea's strong personality]]. Though she can be cynical and short tempered with them, Rhea's doing her best to look after them both and give them guidance.
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/06/06292004/ Sakido]] to Buwaro.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[spoiler: Buwaro]].
** Duster seems rather silly normally, but he enables Cliff to be able to do the "[[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/01/01272010/ Siera]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/02/02012010/ Special]]," an attack an Angel ''[[EliteMooks Seraph]]'' couldn't take lightly.
* CryForTheDevil: The last page of an epic TearJerker. Even after it all, it hurts.
** [[spoiler:Arguably inverted with Sakido, who in a flashback was shown leaving Buwaro to die, but earlier in the comic (later chronologically) [[RedemptionEqualsDeath died]] [[MustMakeAmends saving Buwaro]] and Rhea.]]
* CursedWithAwesome: [[YourMilageMayVary Debatably]], Kieri's [[BalefulPolymorph transformations]]. While inconvenient, have [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/03/03012007/ saved her life]] at least once.
* CuteBruiser: Kieri.
* CuteLittleFangs: Buwaro, and to a lesser extent Rhea.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:Kieri said she was unpopular, she didn't say her mother was [[AbusiveParents abusive]]. IronWoobie, much?]]
** [[spoiler:Sakido and Iratu were abusive to Buwaro before he was old enough to talk. The former is responsible for the bite mark on his ear.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil / LightIsNotGood: Angels and demons are shown to suffer similar attitudes (including emotional instability and prejudice) to what you would expect of humans, given their respective cultural situations.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rhea.
* DeadToBeginWith: Rhea, obviously.
* DontFearTheReaper: Subverted. At first, Death seems to be an amiable person who even made friends with the rather lonely denizens of the Ring of the Slightly Damned. But then [[spoiler:it's revealed that he's actually the angel Darius, who acts as Death's replacement. The actual god is at least implied to be much more callous.]]
* DidntThinkThisThrough: Buwaro, a lot. Sometimes approaches LeeroyJenkins territory.
** Ice Shards + Fire Breath = Getting hit in the face with water.
** Fact: A Trouble Center I.D. badge will not protect you against a KnightTemplar [[EliteMooks Seraph]].
* DramaticNecklaceRemoval: Occurred when Rhea stole Buwaro's star pendant, [[spoiler: which resulted in Buwaro reverting to his berserk state and brutally killing her.]]. The cast has spent the remainder of the comic trying to avert this.
* DreamSequence: In the first few arcs, dream sequences for the characters are fairly common.
* EarAche: [[spoiler: Buwaro]] got a very damaged ear from [[spoiler:Sakido]].
* EarlyBirdCameo: [[spoiler: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/10/10172005/ Darius,]] in Sakido's NightmareSequence]].
* ElementalPowers: All characters are attuned to a classical element. Some [[DishingOutDirt generic]] [[BlowYouAway elemental]] [[AnIcePerson behavior]] [[PlayingWithFire stereotypes]], and [[AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance certain eye colors]], tend to be slightly more common [[PersonalityPowers among users of the related element.]] Demons have additional abilities based on their element, with earth demons being huge in size, wind demons being able to fly, water demons being amphibious, and fire demons breathing fire (as well as being fire and cold resistant). (Interestingly, the comic does ''not'' use ElementalRockPaperScissors.)
** BlowYouAway, ShockAndAwe: Sakido, Denevol.
** DishingOutDirt: Iratu, Talus, Darius, Rhea (though she's limited to only one spell).
** MakingASplash, AnIcePerson: Lazuli, Kieri, any of Kieri's family.
** PlayingWithFire: Buwaro, Azurai, Samantha, Cliff.
* EverythingsBetterWithBunnies: Kieri's curse.
** Averted with Toski, to the point rabbits are considered bad luck in-universe.
* ExpositionFairy: Rhea within the parody incentive is [[TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Navi]], functionally.
* {{Expy}}: Look at Denevol and tell me he doesn't look like a BadassGrandpa [[TheLegendOfZelda Link]].
* FaceHeelTurn: Two of Medius's Guardian Spirits sided with Syndel during the Great War. Toski, the rabbit spirit, seems to be the most infamous of them, to the point that many people view rabbits as signs of bad luck or worse.
* TheFairFolk: While normal Fairies are of the tiny and playful variety, the [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/06/06102008/ Queen of Fairies gives off some bad vibrations]].
** To be fair, that's just a story. But [[AllMythsAreTrue then again...]]
* FairyCompanion: Sammy has two, sisters named Willow and Eve, who she rescued from an unscrupulous merchant in Riverside. They're you're standard fairy companion affair: small, cute, glowing, and silent. Less conventionally, Cliff has Duster, who is fast-talking and lecherous. He also seems to amplify Cliff's magical abilities.
* FantasticRacism: Demons are nearly universally reviled by Medians and Angels, and the feeling is definitely mutual; Demons generally see Medians as worthless and despise Angels with a fiery passion. It also seems to be traditional in certain Jakkai villages to [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/06/06042006/ not allow humans to visit]].
* FingerSnapLighter: Cliff does this. Also Azurai if the quick fire-breath version counts.
* FiveRaces: Humans are Mundane, Fairies are Fae, Jakkai are Cute, Khamega are (probably) Stout, Angels are High Men, and demons are [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Evil]].
* FlatEarthAtheist: WordOfGod is that most Medians are "skeptical" about the existence fairies, angels, demons, and other "myths," [[AllMythsAreTrue nearly all of which have already been featured in the comic proper]] or confirmed by Word of God.
* FlatWhat: Duster, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/02/02192011/ after being told off in Median]] by one of Sammy's [[TheVoiceless previously mute]] female fairy friends.
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/04/04302011/ I just want to]] [[spoiler: harvest your bodies for ingredients!]]
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2012/02/02012012/ Nonverbal edition.]] (WARNING: offhand spoiler)
* FlippingTheBird: Rhea, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/04/04062006/ here]].
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/06/06252011// And later Azurai]], when [[spoiler: Iratu]] smacks him for being a JerkAss PsychoForHire.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Done by Death. "An illness? No, that is not the cause of her death... [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/09/09202004/ Unless you count]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/06/06192010/ being related to someone]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/11/11122005/ as an illness]]".
** Not long after [[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/11/11262009/ this]] happened, something similar started.
** For much of the comic's run, there have been subtle hints that Death [[spoiler: is really Darius]]. [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/06/06182005/ This]] is the earliest of these hints.
*** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/04/04092004/ Those glasses]] weren't suspicious at all, were they?
*** How about [[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/11/11152009/ the puppet show]]?
* ForeverWar: The Angels and Demons are locked in an apparently divine-mandated war of annihilation, reinforced by numerous RememberTheAlamo incidents on both sides. The war is over, but now [[spoiler:there are conspiracies instead.]]
* ForTheEvulz: Why Toski cursed Kieri, more or less.
* FourFingeredHands: Jakkai and fairies.
* FracturedFairyTale: The Median version of "BeautyAndTheBeast" [[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/11/11082009/ apparently]] involves a WaveMotionGun and a ZombieApocalypse.
** There are apparently a [[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/11/11022009/ ton of these]], although some of them remain as a NoodleIncident with just their name being mentioned.
--> '''Rhea''': What else is in here? "The Bloody Shovel of Regret," " Ms. Cow and the Ice Cream Shop Secret," "The Ice-Covered Doll," "Revenge of the Fairy Queen"...
* GaleForceSound: Iratu shows Buwaro and Rhea just how [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/10/10302004/ roaring is done]].
* TheGlomp: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/06/06252007/ Buwaro has a knack for this]].
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Demons when angry - [[PlayingWithATrope or they just want to improve their night vision]].
* [[spoiler: GodJob: Darius taking the place of Death.]]
* GodsHandsAreTied: Death, the most active god around, is surprisingly limited. For example [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/06/06182005/ his own creation can disobey and mock him]]. Ouch.
** Justified, since [[spoiler: Darius (the current Death) didn't create Cerberus]] and therefore Cerberus feels no obligation to obey him.
* TheGodsMustBeLazy: Despite being one of the divine crowd, Death gets rather lame territory compared to Gaia (heaven) and Syndel (hell), just getting himself purgatory and judgment. Not to mention that given the nastiness of divine politics, his hands are tied in regards to the other gods. There is also no information on the other gods doing anything at all recently.
** It eventually became known that Death [[spoiler:has been missing for 15 years, having been replaced by Darius,]] and making him the same.
* GoodIsNotNice: He may be gruff, cynical, and less than friendly to most, but Heathcliff Sinclair [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/02/02012010/ only does what he thinks is right.]]
** For that matter, what we've seen of angel society suggests that it's hyper-conformist and at least borderline fascist, but they canonically tend toward good, and the society seems to be constructed in this manner specifically to keep the tending-toward-evil demons in check.
* GoodWingsEvilWings: Angels have their usual deal, Demons get all varieties of feathery and batlike, Fairies - butterfly wings.
* GratuitousEnglish: Duster, but it's justified as Fairies generally speak their own language.
* GreenEyedMonster: The reason for [[spoiler:Sakido and Iratu's initial reactions to Buwaro joining their 'family', especially Sakido. So much so that it led to Sakido tearing off part of Buwaro's ear, and guilt from their behavior probably drives both demons' closeness with Buwaro earlier in the strip.]]
* GreyAndGrayMorality: The war between heaven and hell. The angels are implied to be ALighterShadeOfGray, as many of the demons have violent tendencies (and some are tasked with torturing souls in hell). However, not all demons are evil and most of them at least have redeeming qualities, while some of the Angels are merciless [[KnightTemplar Knight Templars]]. Darius notes that both sides occasionally kill children of the other side.
* HalfIdenticalTwins: Kieri and her brother, Kazai.
* HaveYouSeenMyGod: [[spoiler: Mother Gaia and Father Syndel are missing, the real Death hasn't been seen either since he went looking for them 15 years ago.]]
* HeroicBystander: [[spoiler: Subverted not once, but twice with Kieri]].
** [[spoiler: Effectively Rhea's actions [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/12/12022007/ here]] though it almost becomes more of a HeroicSacrifice]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/01/01092010/ Buwaro]]. He got better, thanks to ''only'' almost dying.]]
** [[spoiler:[[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/12/12232005/ Sakido]]]] performs one earlier.
* [[spoiler: HeWasRightThereAllAlong: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/12/12022010/ Darius]]]]
* HoYay: As his diary reveals, the angel Darius, [[spoiler: Buwaro, Sakido, and Iratu's adoptive father,]] had a crush on Kieri's uncle while in school. Kieri's uncle who is now married. Awkward.
-->'''Kieri''': Wow. Darius sure wasn't fond of my aunt. "A fat hussy always moving in on my man"?
** Apparently, there are special fairy kisses that will inform the Fairy Queen to not kill you. Cliff's life was once saved by one, but he [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/03/03052011/ refused to say who it was.]]
* {{Infodump}}: Lampshaded [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/08/08292005/ here]] by Rhea.
* InsultBackfire: "You're as ugly as you are stupid!" "Hey, [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne I'm not that ugly!]]"
* InterspeciesRomance: Kieri and Buwaro.
* {{Intrepid Merchant}}s: The Sinclairs.
* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: Kieri's "bunny curse". It kicks in at unexpected intervals, and Kieri has difficulty changing back.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Rhea, Cliff.
* KickTheDog: Lazuli and Talus.
** Denevol when Kieri's [[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/12/12242009/ curse kicked in]].
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Sakido and Talus]]
* KnightOfCerebus: The hooded archer and Denevol.
* KnightTemplar: Denevol. Semi-justified, considering [[spoiler:Demons slaughtered his whole family]], but still...
* LargeHam: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/10/10122008/ Lazuli]]
* LastNameBasis: Denevol
* LesYay: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/06/06142007/ Rhea wants to avert this,]] but she [[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/04/04192009/ doesn't quite manage.]]
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/02/02262011/ It just flows like wine around her, doesn't it?]]
*** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/04/04162011/ It really does.]]
* LetsGetDangerous: Who would've thought Cliff and Duster were capable of ''[[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/01/01272010/ this?]]''
* LosingYourHead: [[spoiler:Cerberus' missing head seems to be perfectly fine with just being a skull/living headgear for Darius.]]
* LoveAcrossBattlelines: Kieri the angel and Buwaro the demon.
* LuminescentBlush: Entire main cast at various points, with [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/12/12152007/ Kieri's blush being the most prominent]] and frequent.
** Doubles as an excellent example of InnocentInnuendo.
* MagicMusic: Kieri's [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/01/01222011/ singing]] may be a minor example. Everyone who heard it took notice. Even the horses.
** Buwaro follows up with a good deal of untapped talent as well. While it's not magic per se, [[spoiler: it's apparently insanely attractive to Angels, which means Kieri nearly falls on her butt just from hearing it.]]
* MagicPants: Averted with [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/09/09182010/ Iratu]].
** Lampshaded by Rhea after Buwaro [[spoiler:is hit by Denevol's lightning spell]]. His shirt is [[ShirtlessScene totally destroyed]], his coat needs refurbishing, but his pants are just fine.
* MarshmallowDream: Buwaro has one that became the page image. See the whole page [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/02/02052011/ here]].
* MeaningfulName: Jakkai last names are often based on physical attributes.
** Rhea Snaketail. Who seems to have inherited her relative's long tail.
** Ramirez [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/12/12062006/ Bloodeyes]].
** Mr. [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/06/06192010/ Moon]][[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/09/09232007/ shade]].
* MismatchedEyes: The Jakkai [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/06/06122010/ Mr Moonshade]] has "boatlights" -- one red, one green.
* MomentKiller: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/02/02242008/ Thank you, Rhea]].
* MoodWhiplash: Protocol? "More like [[IncrediblyLamePun protoBALLS]]" says Azurai, while the blood of the man he just murdered is still drying on his bare hands.
** Somehow, I don't think that was [[PsychopathicManchild meant to be funny]].
*** Bet Azurai found it [[DeathAsComedy hilarious]]!
** Azurai in general helps to lighten the mood whenever we're given a shot of the villains plotting.
** An example of Double Whiplash: After Darius's tearfilled farewell to Sakido, Buwaro, in her arms, "boops" her nose (just as Darius had done) and giggles. She does not take it well.
* MundaneAfterlife: The Ring of the Slightly Damned consists of a large open landscape, filled with rocks, a pet rock, mountains made of rock, and flat places made of rock.
* MundaneUtility: Azurai and Cliff have lit up cigarettes using their fire magic.
* MyNameIsNotDurwood: Buwaro keeps calling Kieri "Snowy", as Rhea named her when they thought she was just a bunny. Nobody seems to mind it, though.
** WordOfGod is that he does this to [[TheUnpronounceable avoid mispronouncing Kieri's full name]].
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Played with. For Demons, being evil is as much a choice as it is their instinct [[spoiler: so long as the berserker thing is kept in check]], but most of them are unsavory characters anyway, as their role in the greater scheme of things is to torture the souls of the damned.
* MysteriousPast: Sakido, Buwaro, Iratu, [[spoiler: Darius]], Death, as well as what Ramirez has been up to since Rhea died, although that's more of a Mysterious Present.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Lazuli demonstrates why having a short temper can be [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/08/08062006/ very dangerous on the battlefield.]] [[hottip:*:For added stupidity, Lazuli and Talus were the ones who put the power-restricting collar on Kieri in the first place.]]
* NightmareSequence: Kieri's first "angel" appearance is [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/03/03082006/ here]], during a nightmare. Her next DreamSequence also [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/02/02042007/ begins like a nightmare]], but ends happily.
** Also, Sakido's nightmare in [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/10/10172005/ this strip.]]
* NoodleIncident: The readers never learn what the explosion incident that occurred at J's previous job involved, only that it was [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/11/11132006/ truly spectacular]].
** There's also the question of [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/04/04292005/ what happens when wind demons get drunk]].
** Some damned souls are forced to wear REALLY, REALLY, REALLY uncomfortable footwear.
-->'''Rhea''': Ouch.
-->'''Buwaro''': Reminds me of the time I got [[CompanionCube Thadius]] stuck in my nose...
* NotSoDifferent: It's beginning to look like the angels and the demons have more in common than they realize.
* NotSoStoic: [[SandInMyEyes I just have something in both my eyes]], [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/05/05212011/ okay?]]
* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: Has its own visual effect, seen [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/01/01262006/ here]].
* ObviouslyEvil:[[spoiler: Moonshade]]
* OffscreenTeleportation: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/09/09192004/ Death.]]
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:[[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/12/12172011/ Buwaro, panel three at the wind Angel mother]], which is understandable having had bad experiences with [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/01/01092010/ a certain other wind Angel.]]]] Enforced by immediate ColorFailure.
* OneHitKill: The Holy Arrows are capable of this.
* OnlyOneName: Demons generally only have a first name.[[spoiler: Buwaro recently broke the trend and is now Buwaro Elexion]].
* OppositesAttract: Buwaro the fire Demon and [[strike:Snowy]] Kieri the water Angel.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: While Angels may appear very similar to Humans, they are powerful wielders of magic, proud warriors, and have no afterlife.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Buwaro is the worst example of a demon ever.
* PaperThinDisguise: The pimp suit used to disguise Buwaro didn't really hide his purple fur, ear shape and horns, traits which none of Medius' known races have. It worked, though it led some people to believe [[RunningGag Rhea and Kieri are hookers]].
** Then there's the case mentioned under WeirdnessCensor, which made Buwaro think no one would recognize him if he wore the Trouble Center badge he had at the time.
* PersonalityPowers: Based on elemental affiliation. An established tendency, but not a rule.
* PersonaNonGrata: If Buwaro and Kieri ever go back to Weyville, [[KnightTemplar Denevol]] will almost certainly kill them.
* PhysicalGod: Death.
** The Guardians of Medius. They can assume human (or possibly other sapient species) form and engage in such mundane activities as attending festivals, or [[JerkassGods mugging mortals just to screw with them]].
* PillarOfLight: They appear deep in Hell from time to time, which upsets Death for some reason. It turns out they're [[spoiler: portals leading to Medius]].
** Turns out Heaven has [[SwirlyEnergyThingy something similar]].
* PimpDuds: The [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/11/11132006/ pimp]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/01/01152007/ suit]].
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: He [[spoiler:[[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/01/01192010/ didn't.]]]]
* [[ThePollyanna Pollyanna]]: Buwaro, given his history.
* PrehensileTail: Rhea [[MeaningfulName Snaketail]]. She can (and often does) use it as an extra limb for grabbing and carrying things, like rocks and [[BalefulPolymorph bunnies]]. She can even lift herself off the ground with it.
* ProudWarriorRace: Angels have a pretty militaristic culture for a race of good guys.
** {{Justified}} by the ForeverWar with the Demons.
* PsychoticSmirk[=/=]SlasherSmile: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/06/06192010/ "The bloodline ends with me..."]]
* PuppyDogEyes: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/08/08012008/ Buwaro]], rarely happens to other characters. But even [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/06/06052008/ Kieri busts them out]] if the situation calls for it. [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/01/01082011/ Aw that's really not fair Kieri.]]
** Even ''Rhea'' breaks them out [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/05/05222010/ once in a while.]] Note Buwaro's reaction.
* RealDreamsAreWeirder: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/03/03022006/ Rhea's "giant bunny" dream]].
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Heathcliff "Cliff" Sinclair really hammered Buwaro for his fighting ability, looks, and intelligence in [[http://www.sdamned.com/2009/05/05312009/ this page.]] It reduced Buwaro to tears.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Done in reverse, insofar as [[spoiler:we only learn why Sakido was so willing to risk her life for Buwaro years after the strip where she died trying to make his life better.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler: One of Moonshade's.]] {{Averted}} with Buwaro and Iratu, personality-wise. [[spoiler: Taking Buwaro's pendant or bothering Iratu the day after he drinks changes this.]]
* RefugeInAudacity: Invoked; see WeirdnessCensor for details.
* [[spoiler:RelationshipUpgrade: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/03/03142010/ Buwaro and Kieri.]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/01/01292011/ Twice!]]]]
* ReluctantMonster: Buwaro gets this a lot for being a Demon.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The Fairy Queen. You do '''not''' want to mess with her subjects. And a fairy showing fondness is one of the only ways to not be [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/03/03052011/ killed on sight]] by her.
* RunningGag: Buwaro loves to play catch with Thadius, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/05/05032004/ which]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/08/08242004/ usually]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/03/03102005/ doesn't]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/11/11262005/ end]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/06/06252005/ well]]. The gag was later [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/07/07092006/ here]].
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/08/08182007/ "WE! ARE NOT! HOOKERS!"]]
** Just how many people does Cliff Sinclair know?
** Angels' favourite colours were a short lived one.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: Sakido. WordOfGod even says this was her main purpose in the story.]]
* SandInMyEyes: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/05/05212011/ Cliff has some.]]
* SceneryPorn: The [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/11/11052011/ page]] where the characters arrive in St. Curtis.
* ScheduleSlip: Inverted. There are actually ''more'' comics than weeks the comic has been running.
* ShapeshifterHammerspace: Obviously, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/09/09242007/ Kieri turning into a snow bunny]] ([[RequiredSecondaryPowers her clothes disappear too]]). Demons going berserk also gain mass.
* ShapeshifterModeLock: Kieri's "bunny curse" occasionally kicks in and is difficult to revert.
* ShellShockedVeteran: More than likely a part of [[spoiler:Denevol]] and [[spoiler:Kieri's mother]]'s GottaKillThemAll reaction to Demons.
* ShipperOnDeck: Rhea is clearly supportive of Buwaro and Kieri's relationship. Provided they aren't keeping her awake.
* ShirtlessScene: Buwaro has some, mostly justified by circumstances, but from page 501 on apparently just for the heck of it.
* ShoutOut: To TheLegendOfZelda and AceAttorney, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/04/04262008/ in this comic.]] Minor shout-outs to AceAttorney in the form of red, spiky "HOLD IT!" bubbles are also found.
** And one to {{Castlevania}} [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/01/01152007/ here]]. And [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/05/05012010/ here]] as well.
** [[GurrenLagann "With scissors like those, you could pierce the heavens!"]]
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/07/07092011/ GARY WAS HERE,]] [[{{Pokemon}} ASH IS A LOSER]]
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/07/07312010/ The roof, the roof]], [[BloodhoundGang MY ROOF IS ON FIRE!]]
* [[spoiler: ShutUpKiss: [[{{WAFF}} Good]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming boy]], [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/03/03142010/ Buwaro]]!]]
** [[spoiler:Considering how bad things had gotten shortly beforehand, it was also a SmoochOfVictory the second time.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Kieri, to the max. She eventually [[CharacterDevelopment becomes]] just a ''little'' bit more confident, at least around [[TrueCompanions Buwaro and Rhea]].
* SickeninglySweethearts: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/11/11162008/ Rhea is sick of Buwaro and Kieri]].
* SirSwearsalot: Azurai and Lazuli. Rhea is more-or-less the only other character that swears.
** Don´t forget Lazuli´s Cluster-F-Bombs shortly after we meet her.
* SlasherSmile: Moonshade's really happy about the upcoming [[spoiler:[[http://www.sdamned.com/2012/03/03312012/ Flower Festival]]]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Invoked in universe for [[MyNaymeIs Kieri Suizhan]].
* StraightGay: If it had never been explicitly stated, the audience would never know that Darius was gay. After it comes up in his diary, it isn't made a big deal of because it has almost no bearing on the plot, and the characters who know don't see it as being very important.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Demons aren't exactly "good" to begin with, but they are able to enter a berserk form that is... Well, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/12/12232005/ see for yourself.]] The downside is that once they enter this form, the easiest way out of it is death by overexertion.
** Buwaro is a Demon squarely on the Good side of things. [[spoiler: Just don't remove that necklace.]]
* TalkingAnimal: Kieri can speak even in bunny form. [[AWizardDidIt Magic]].
* TastesLikeDiabetes: [[invoked]] Rhea's reaction to Snowy preparing to read from a book of fairy tales.
* TearJerker: The in-universe story "The Puppy Who Looked For a Family". Even ''[[BeyondTheImpossible Cliff]]'' of all people can't help but [[SandInMyEyes wipe his eyes]].
* ThatWasTheLastEntry: Darius' journal ends like this, as he goes to his certain death to distract Cerberus. The last entry is just "I love you, my children".
* ThreeAmigos: Rhea, Buwaro, and Kieri.
* ThroughAFaceFullOfFur: Blushes on Buwaro and Kieri in bunny form. It's adorable! And usually is a precursor to a minor [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming CMOH]].
* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler:Sakido's pendant. Buwaro]] even wears it the same way.
* TheUnpronounceable: In mild form: nobody gets "Kieri Suizahn" right the first time. {{Justified}}, since the official pronunciation is "kee-AIR-ee soo-EE-zahn".
* UnstoppableRage: Demons have the ability to go berserk, gaining great power. Unfortunately, they will AttackAttackAttack everything within sight [[LastStand until they die]]. There is a temporary solution, thanks to [[spoiler: the NotSoDifferent nature of Angels and their pendants]], but this is rife with potential for violent [[HilarityEnsues hilarity]].
* VanHelsingHateCrimes: Denevol's attack on "demons and [[CategoryTraitor traitors]]", aka Buwaro and Kieri.
* VillainousBreakdown: Denovol starts [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/01/01192010/ getting antsy]].
* VisibleSilence: A fairly common occurrence, especially on comedic bits.
* VitriolicBestBuds: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/02/02192011/ Cliff]] and [[http://www.sdamned.com/2008/08/08092008/ Duster]]. Also Rhea and Buwaro, at first.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Kieri can control her transformation some of the time, Death changes size at will.
** The guardians of Medius, who are all animals naturally and can change form as needed. The Kieri example above was a semi-botched curse done by one.
* WaifFu: Both Kieri and Rhea have, can, and will dish out the pain when needed.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Many male demons. Moonshade also wears a cape, but no shirt beneath.
* WeirdnessCensor: The sight of a Demon and an Angel walking around together instead of fighting each other is so unthinkable, everyone assumes Kieri and Buwaro are wearing costumes.
* WHAMEpisode: 2010 was a big year for these. The most shocking [MAJOR SPOILER]: Who would've guessed that [[spoiler: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/12/12022010/ Darius has been Death this whole time]]]]?
** [[spoiler:Iratu and co ''[[NotSoHarmless butchered an entire town]]''.]]
* WhodunnitToMe: The events of the entire comic were all started by Rhea's death, and yet we don't have even the slightest idea why is it that she even died in the first place.
** [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/06/06192010/ The picture is starting to become clearer.]]
*** Amazingly enough, hinted at in a throw away line [[http://www.sdamned.com/2004/09/09202004/ SIX YEARS EARLIER]].
* WingedHumanoid: Angels, of course. Though they get their wings from pendants.
* WingsDoNothing: [[spoiler: The wings Buwaro gets from Sakido's pendant]] are implied to be these.
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1st Apr '12 2:39:36 AM StyxD
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* BlackComedy: Denevol beating the crap out of bunny-Kieri was [[MoralEventHorizon definitely]] ''[[KickTheDog not]]'' played for laughs. That strip's title, however, was a cheerful "Now with 100% more bunny stompin'!"

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* BlackComedy: Denevol beating the crap out of bunny-Kieri was [[MoralEventHorizon definitely]] ''[[KickTheDog not]]'' played for laughs. That strip's title, however, was a cheerful "Now with 100% more bunny stompin'!" stompin'!"
** Azurai's pretty cheerful about leaving the corpses of people he kills around to rot.



* ShirtlessScene: Buwaro has some, mostly justified by circumstances, but from page 501 on apparently just for the heck of it.



* SlasherSmile: Moonshade's really happy about the upcoming [[spoiler:[[http://www.sdamned.com/2012/03/03312012/ Flower Festival]]]]



* WaifFu: Both Kieri and Rhea have, can, and will dish out the pain when needed.

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* WaifFu: Both Kieri and Rhea have, can, and will dish out the pain when needed. needed.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Many male demons. Moonshade also wears a cape, but no shirt beneath.
7th Mar '12 5:04:05 PM Nire
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* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: Sakido. WordOfGod even says this was her main purpose in the story.]]

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* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: Sakido. WordOfGod even says this was her main purpose in the story.]]
* SandInMyEyes: [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/05/05212011/ Cliff has some.
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15th Feb '12 9:09:42 PM Tahaneira
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* AbortedArc: [[spoiler:Hey, remember that AncientConspiracy that was the center of the first arc? Neither do I.]]
13th Feb '12 5:48:08 AM StyxD
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** Also, Sakido's nightmare in [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/10/10172005/ this strip.]]
* NonMammalMammaries: Demon and Jakkai females, despite both species laying eggs and demons not needing to nurse.

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** Also, Sakido's nightmare in [[http://www.sdamned.com/2005/10/10172005/ this strip.]]
* NonMammalMammaries: Demon and Jakkai females, despite both species laying eggs and demons not needing to nurse.
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* HaveYouSeenMyGod: [[spoiler: Mother Gaia and Father Syndel are missing, the real Death hasn't been seen either since he went looking for them 15 years ago.]]
11th Feb '12 8:05:51 PM SomeNewGuy
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* AbortedArc: [[spoiler:Hey, remember that AncientConspiracy that was the center of the first arc? Neither do I.]]
11th Feb '12 4:29:59 PM SomeNewGuy
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** [[spoiler:Iratu and co ''[[NotSoHarmless butchered an entire town]]''.]]
11th Feb '12 4:16:57 PM zarpaulus
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* NonMammalMammaries: Demon and Jakkai females, despite both species laying eggs and demons not needing to nurse.
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* WingedHumanoid: Angels, of course.

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* WingedHumanoid: Angels, of course. Though they get their wings from pendants.
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