History Manga / Serenity

21st Oct '17 11:17:10 AM fruitstripegum
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* MemeticMutation: "Whoops! Can't show that in a Christian manga!"
* NeverLiveItDown: Even after the prayer club becomes friends with Serenity, they never cease reminding her of how bad she used to be. Granted, good friends can make fun of each other in a friendly way, but judging by how the prayer club used to treat her...



* ShoutOut: During a story featuring Eddie, he places the prayer group girls in fantasies that team them up with characters like [[Manga/InuYasha InuYasha]] and Film/JamesBond. In the same chapter, Eddie also imagines Serenity dressed as [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Harley Quinn]].

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* ShoutOut: During a story featuring Eddie, he places the prayer group girls in fantasies that team them up with characters like [[Manga/InuYasha InuYasha]] and Manga/{{InuYasha}}a nd Film/JamesBond. In the same chapter, Eddie also imagines Serenity dressed as [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Harley Quinn]].



* WordOfGod: Someone on 4chan actually e-mailed Buzz Dixon about Serenity and what message he was trying to convey in it. His response implied future volumes where all those seemingly dropped subplots about the Prayer Club's issues would come back and it would be Serenity who would get them through it. Dixon's response made it clear he was aware that the Prayer Club was practicing shallow Christianity and they were just as screwed up as Serenity. Sadly, these volumes have yet to materialize.
21st Oct '17 11:15:40 AM fruitstripegum
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* DesignatedMonkey: The audience is supposed to pity Serenity because she hasn't found God, but with her notorious streak of bad luck and how the prayer club treats her sometimes, they pity her for completely different reasons.



* JerkassWoobie: Sure, Serenity may act like a jerk at times, but that doesn't mean we can't feel sorry for the things she's putting up with.



* StrawmanHasAPoint - Serenity's harder questions to the youth group are rarely answered in a substantial way, and the plot relies heavily on her forgetting them when she's brushed off or fed a poetic-sounding line. Ms. Baxter also falls under this. At several points she makes attempts to restrict Serenity's exposure to Christian information on campus, or during school hours in recognition of separation of church and state. She provides condoms to Serenity, while the theme of the comic is to insist on abstinence only, equating owning condoms with premarital sex. She also calls Serenity's mother in the final arc, warning her that Serenity's conversion to Christianity has come at the abnormal price of forsaking her sense of self. None of her efforts to help Serenity are portrayed in a good light, though there is nothing inherently wrong with these actions, and as a [[SternTeacher stern teacher]], is to be expected.
* SnarkBait: It has become a favored target of [[Website/FourChan /b/, /a/, and /co/]].
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot - Several potential subplots involving the other members of the youth group are brought up but never explored. Tim's self-loathing, Lori's sexuality, Derek being in rehab, etc.



* WhatAnIdiot: Two men were trying to pass off scouring powder as drugs to sell them at a Christian rave. There even was a big sign at the building! They obviously got arrested.



* TheWoobie - Serenity, largely due to her horrible luck, but the Woobieness reaches critical mass in the final volume, which she spends much of moping around, feeling empty. The miserable girl seen post-conversion is a sad sight after so many volumes getting to know her as the plucky young punk girl. [[spoiler:[[ThrowTheDogABone Fortunately...]]]]
13th Oct '16 9:04:37 AM Mullon
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* SnarkBait: It has become a favored target of [[ImageBoards /b/ and /a/]].

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* SnarkBait: It has become a favored target of [[ImageBoards /b/ [[Website/FourChan /b/, /a/, and /a/]]./co/]].
14th Jul '16 10:12:40 PM drac0blade
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* ShyBlueHairedGirl - Serenity's is definitely shy and smart enough to find questions and holes in things the other characters can't or wont even explain, but her aggressiveness sometimes subverts this.

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* ShyBlueHairedGirl - Serenity's Serenity is definitely shy and smart enough to find questions and holes in things the other characters can't or wont even explain, but her aggressiveness sometimes subverts this.
14th Jul '16 10:11:13 PM drac0blade
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* [[NoAnimalsWereHarmed No Tarantulas Were Harmed]]

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* %%* [[NoAnimalsWereHarmed No Tarantulas Were Harmed]]
1st May '16 9:51:46 AM SQReD
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* YouFailHistoryForever - Serenity's history teacher/spiritual advisor, Mr. Grandy (given the [[FanNickname Fan Nickname]] of Dr. Claw due to his prosthetic hand.)



* YouFailHistoryForever - Serenity's history teacher/spiritual advisor, Mr. Grandy (given the [[FanNickname Fan Nickname]] of Dr. Claw due to his prosthetic hand.)
1st May '16 9:50:21 AM SQReD
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* MemeticMutation: "Whoops! Can't show that in a Christian manga!"
27th Nov '15 4:38:10 PM DannWoolf
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The manga has gained some notoreity on [[http://www.4chan.org 4chan]], where it was hated by Anonymous for portraying the prayer group as a bunch of creeps who claim to ''love'' Serenity but not ''like'' her, for giving Serenity a massive stroke of bad luck as if God Himself is out to get her, and for overall lazy artwork and writing. Normal 4chan reactions, to be sure...until Christians also reported in to denounce the comic's backwards message.

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The manga has gained some notoreity on [[http://www.4chan.org 4chan]], where it was hated by Anonymous for portraying the prayer group as a bunch of creeps who claim to ''love'' Serenity but not ''like'' her, for giving Serenity a massive stroke of bad luck as if God Himself is out to get her, and for overall lazy artwork and writing. Normal 4chan reactions, to be sure... until Christians also reported in to denounce the comic's backwards message.
20th Mar '15 6:07:29 PM drac0blade
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* BrutalHonesty: Lori, I don't think telling Serenity that her group "loves her but does not like her" directly is a really good idea.

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* BrutalHonesty: Lori, I don't think Lori's telling Serenity that her group "loves her but does not like her" directly is wasn't a really good idea.
3rd May '14 2:16:38 AM Ramidel
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Serenity herself. Though she is the main character, she still counts as a Darkhorse. While most readers find the story and surrounding characters appalling, they find Serenity herself to be a genuinely likable, sympathetic character.
** Lori as well mainly due to the fact she's [[spoiler:a repressed lesbian with an obvious crush on Serenity leading to a lot of people to wish that she'd just admit her feelings and the two of them live happily ever after together.]]
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