History Manhwa / WitchHunter

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* MedievalEuropeanFantasy: More or less.
** Also, the [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Empire of Bailong]]. Based of medieval China.
** Albion is entirely European, however. Except for the plate armor.


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* MedievalEuropeanFantasy: More or less.
** Also, the [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Empire of Bailong]]. Based of medieval China.
** Albion is entirely European, however. Except for the plate armor.
18th Jul '17 1:57:03 PM fruitstripegum
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* {{Hot Witch}}es: Whenever they aren't {{Cute Witch}}es.



* {{Hot Witch}}es: Whenever they aren't {{Cute Witch}}es.
18th Jul '17 1:56:22 PM fruitstripegum
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* CrystalDragonJesus: there is a non-specific religion that has [[FantasticRacism anti-Witch sentiments]] as a core aspect, and which seems to have precedents of abuse of power. It seems to venerate a "One True God", though no name has been given, all in clear parallel to Catholicism, including a symbol that includes cross motifs, which is prominently featured in the uniforms of the [=WHs=]. Amusingly, early on Tasha defies the implications of religious ties to the WH organization by explaining that the reason they bear the symbol is because their sponsor (ostensibly the church) requested they sew it into the uniform. As he emphatically explains, the symbol being there does not mean the [=WHs=] subscribe to this religion, much less its anti-Witch doctrine [[note]] Since WH has a considerable number of Witches among its staff, including, at one point, at least three S Class witches. Even so, there are still several members who resent the Witches anyway.[[/note]]



* CrystalDragonJesus: there is a non-specific religion that has [[FantasticRacism anti-Witch sentiments]] as a core aspect, and which seems to have precedents of abuse of power. It seems to venerate a "One True God", though no name has been given, all in clear parallel to Catholicism, including a symbol that includes cross motifs, which is prominently featured in the uniforms of the [=WHs=]. Amusingly, early on Tasha defies the implications of religious ties to the WH organization by explaining that the reason they bear the symbol is because their sponsor (ostensibly the church) requested they sew it into the uniform. As he emphatically explains, the symbol being there does not mean the [=WHs=] subscribe to this religion, much less its anti-Witch doctrine [[note]] Since WH has a considerable number of Witches among its staff, including, at one point, at least three S Class witches. Even so, there are still several members who resent the Witches anyway.[[/note]]



* {{Determinator}}: Tasha. [[spoiler:Getting beaten to the point where it is physically impossible to move and having his arm which supplies him with magical energy cut off does not stop him from continuing to fight Lancelot. Or from using his magic-fueled gun.]]
** Causes MajorInjuryUnderreaction post-Lancelot, as once the fights have stopped, he doesn't seem to even be in pain anymore [[spoiler: even though he should have almost died from the blood loss from ''having his arm cut off''.]] Apparently [[AWizardDidIt he stopped the bleeding with magic or something]].
** Even as a normal human boy with basically no training whatsoever, he ''still'' was one of these. Even cornered and with no hope of survival, he unflinchingly stood his ground against a full fledged witch who expressed full intention to break him in both mind and body.


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* {{Determinator}}: Tasha. [[spoiler:Getting beaten to the point where it is physically impossible to move and having his arm which supplies him with magical energy cut off does not stop him from continuing to fight Lancelot. Or from using his magic-fueled gun.]]
** Causes MajorInjuryUnderreaction post-Lancelot, as once the fights have stopped, he doesn't seem to even be in pain anymore [[spoiler: even though he should have almost died from the blood loss from ''having his arm cut off''.]] Apparently [[AWizardDidIt he stopped the bleeding with magic or something]].
** Even as a normal human boy with basically no training whatsoever, he ''still'' was one of these. Even cornered and with no hope of survival, he unflinchingly stood his ground against a full fledged witch who expressed full intention to break him in both mind and body.
18th Jul '17 1:55:20 PM fruitstripegum
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* CombatPragmatist: Behold the eternal glory of Tanya [[http://www.mangareader.net/333-50095-6/witch-hunter/chapter-46.html Doberg]]


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* CombatPragmatist: Behold the eternal glory of Tanya [[http://www.mangareader.net/333-50095-6/witch-hunter/chapter-46.html Doberg]]
18th Jul '17 1:53:47 PM fruitstripegum
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* BigBad: The Great Witch of the North, though South is the more overt threat due to [[LeeroyJenkins her impulsiveness]] and [[AxCrazy proclivities.]]



* BigBad: The Great Witch of the North, though South is the more overt threat due to [[LeeroyJenkins her impulsiveness]] and [[AxCrazy proclivities.]]
12th Jul '17 6:49:53 AM MarqFJA
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* ImmortalInfertility: Witches seem to be immortal unless killed, but Mana is too toxic for fetuses to survive. To curb their desires for children, they instead take on apprentices. This is to the point that some witches may turn right around and offer apprenticehood to fledgling witches whom they were just about to massacre.

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* ImmortalInfertility: ImmortalProcreationClause: Witches seem to be immortal unless killed, but Mana is too toxic for fetuses to survive. To curb their desires for children, they instead take on apprentices. This is to the point that some witches may turn right around and offer apprenticehood to fledgling witches whom they were just about to massacre.
7th Jul '17 8:03:55 AM fruitstripegum
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* AscendedExtra: The author notes that Tarras was originally supposed to be a 'no-name extra'. He changed his mind partway through the first volume, and Tarras has been the Ego to our PowerTrio since then. There are constant jabs made at him both in story and in omake, mocking the fact he is basicly ''still'' an extra.


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* AscendedExtra: The author notes that Tarras was originally supposed to be a 'no-name extra'. He changed his mind partway through the first volume, and Tarras has been the Ego to our PowerTrio since then. There are constant jabs made at him both in story and in omake, mocking the fact he is basicly ''still'' an extra.
25th Apr '17 6:41:28 AM XFllo
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** Going hand in hand with the above situation, ''Tasha'' also experienced this. Before all that stuff went down, [[SpoiledSweet he was]] [[UsedToBeASweetKid quite different]] from the money-obsessed jerk he is now. Aria's breaking directly leads to his own, as well as set the course for even ''more'' trauma.

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** Going hand in hand with the above situation, ''Tasha'' also experienced this. Before all that stuff went down, [[SpoiledSweet he was]] was [[UsedToBeASweetKid quite different]] from the money-obsessed jerk he is now. Aria's breaking directly leads to his own, as well as set the course for even ''more'' trauma.
9th Mar '17 10:12:41 AM AKITN
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** Merlin looks like a young woman, but [[DudeLooksLikeALady he]] is ReallYSevenHundredYearsOld.



* PowerLimiter: Tasha and Ryu Hwan, most prominently.
* PosthumousCharacter: Edea Florence. [[spoiler: [[NotQuiteDead Or is she?]]]]

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* PowerLimiter: Tasha and Ryu Hwan, Ryuwhan, most prominently.
prominently, although each of theirs is different. Both have in common two things: it triggers a release of large amounts of mana, thus greatly empowering them, and [[PowerDyesYourHair changes their hair color.]]
** Ryuwhan displayed his first. It [[MysticalWhiteHair turns his hair white]]. The release of mana increases his power and allows him to manifest an arsenal of various mana guns to assault his enemies with. His control over them is great, which means he can barrage his opponents from multiple angles with a ton of powerful attacks at once. Compared to Tasha's, it [[WeakButSkilled offers less power but allows greater complexity and coverage.]]
** Tasha's [[UnskilledButStrong goes in the opposite direction.]] It gives him ''massive'' amounts of mana, far more than Ryuwhan, which means his attacks are freakishly strong. As in, [[PersonOfMassDestruction landscape-altering strong]]. The boost is enough to temporarily boot him up to S-Class, with his uniform changing to white to match, and [[PaintItBlack turns his hair to its original color for the duration.]] It more or less puts him in the level of Edea Florence, minus the control over his power. This means he can summon a gigantic Battlefield and causes it to snow (which drains the mana of his opponents). It has only been used once, however, probably because [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity the rush of mana is]] [[DeadlyUpgrade too much for Tasha to handle.]]
** The Halloweens have their own limiters in the form of their seals, which take the form of lock pendants, two for each. Each seal released restores a lot of battle potential, but also removes some of the restraining impulses of the Golden Contract on the Halloweens, meaning they can be more inclined to turn on their masters. Releasing the final seal unleashes the full power of the Supporter, but severs the contract between master and supporter; it's anyone's guess what the former supporter will then do.
* PosthumousCharacter: Edea Florence. [[spoiler: [[NotQuiteDead Or Florence, killed by Aria before the start of the manwha. Later, we learn that the Great Witch West is she?]]]]also dead, killed by fellow Great Witches North and South. [[spoiler:Then West turns out to have been reincarnated as [[LivingMacGuffin a certain someone...]]]]



** Tasha himself [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity when high on mana.]]



** Several witches are much OlderThanTheyLook, but the ones that [[TimeAbyss are incomparably old]] are the Four Great Witches.



** The Four Great Witches, aside from having their own sobriquets, also have their own names as this, since [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname no indication is ever given about them having a "real" name.]] We assure you that any title they have will [[OhCrap pale in comparison to the horror caused]] by being confronted with any of the four cardinals.



* RoyallyScrewedUp: The [[CainAndAbel Bailong triplets]] have problems.

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* RoyallyScrewedUp: The [[CainAndAbel Bailong triplets]] have problems. The real kicker is that [[ManipulativeBastard if not for outside interference,]] they probably could have patched up their problems on their own.



** Tasha will ''jump into a river'' to [[MoneyFetish retrieve chump change.]] In fact, Tasha hates giving up his possessions so much that he will do anything, [[spoiler:up to and including quitting the WH and making himself a ton of enemies]], to avoid doing so. [[FreudianExcuse Considering his past, it makes sense.]]



* {{Stripperiffic}}: Whilst most costumes don't show all that much skin, the skin-tight nature of a lot of the witch's clothing leaves little to the imagination...

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: Whilst most costumes don't show all that much skin, the skin-tight nature of a lot of the witch's clothing leaves little to the imagination...imagination. Crowning examples are the Four Great Witches, with West being the most notorious one.
** The witches in the WH aren't too far off either, almost all wearing [[MinidressOfPower a suit-miniskirt combo]] that may or may not also feature AbsoluteCleavage. [[spoiler:Halloween]], even though she wears pants, has extremely tight clothing that bares ''a lot'' of skin.



** Ametyn. Not only [[spoiler: she took Virsul's attacks directly without getting a single scratch and brought her down with one finger, but even Calia, South's direct underling who crushed cooga during Camelot invasion, is wary of her]]. Even so she deems an [[UndyingLoyalty absolute honor to be called Lee's servant]] and she is quite [[{{Yandere}} jealous]] [[MurderTheHypotenuse of her position]].
* SuccessionCrisis: Even before the death of TheEmperor.
** ReluctantRuler: Yue
** TheEvilPrince: Lee
** TheWisePrince: Xing

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** Ametyn. Not only [[spoiler: she took Virsul's attacks directly without getting a single scratch and brought her down with one finger, but even Calia, South's direct underling who crushed cooga Cooga during Camelot invasion, is wary of her]]. Even so she deems an [[UndyingLoyalty absolute honor to be called Lee's servant]] and she is quite [[{{Yandere}} jealous]] [[MurderTheHypotenuse of her position]].
* SuccessionCrisis: Even before the death of TheEmperor.
TheEmperor. The implication is also that [[ItRunsInTheFamily this happens pretty much every generation.]] [[spoiler:And it's all but said outright that the crisis is intentionally instigated by the previous emperors.]]
** ReluctantRuler: Yue
Yue [[spoiler:who performs a TwinSwitch with Xing to escape the crown.]]
** TheEvilPrince: Lee
Lee [[spoiler:but only because of their father's manipulation.]]
** TheWisePrince: XingXing [[spoiler:who is manipulated into giving in to his grief and blaming it on Yue.]]



* TechnicalPacifist: The WH are contractually forbidden from killing witches, but it's a personal decision in the case of our PowerTrio. Yes, even and ''particularly'' absurdly-violent Tasha.

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** Does Yue [[ReluctantRuler resign himself to become the next Emperor of Bailong]] or [[RebelPrince fight his father to stop the coronation?]] Nope, he [[spoiler:convinces Xing to do a TwinSwitch with him so he can live freely like he always wanted.]] Unfortunately, this one ends quite badly for nearly everyone.
* TechnicalPacifist: The WH are contractually forbidden from killing witches, but as Xing explains, it's a personal decision hard to restrain yourself in a battle for survival against [[PhysicalGod witches,]] so in practice, just about every fighter has broken the case of our PowerTrio. Yes, even rule at one point or another. The only two WH (that we know of) who have never killed a single witch are Tasha ([[BigBrotherInstinct due to his own sister being a witch,]] so [[ThouShaltNotKill he can't bring himself to kill]] ''[[ThouShaltNotKill any]]'' [[ThouShaltNotKill witch]]) and ''particularly'' absurdly-violent Tasha.Tarras ([[DestructiveSavior but he just ends up destroying everything else instead]]).



** The Four Great Witches are named after the cardinal directions: North, East, South and West.



* VanhelsingHateCrime: Discussed. The witch in Chapter 9 emphatically states this to try and convince Monica that WH will not let her live free. Rather refreshingly, WH is, as Tasha said, only in the job of hunting ''evil'' witches and is indeed largely staffed with witches willing to fight for, rather than against, humanity. '''However''', there ''are'' a number of people that appear not to care too much about the distinctions, such as Cooga in the WH and Ryuhwan outside it (despite being taught by a witch himself).

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* VanhelsingHateCrime: Discussed. The witch in Chapter 9 emphatically states this to try and convince Monica that WH will not let her live free. Rather refreshingly, WH is, as Tasha said, only in the job of hunting ''evil'' witches and is indeed largely staffed with witches willing to fight for, rather than against, humanity. '''However''', there ''are'' a number of people that appear not to care too much about the distinctions, such as Cooga and Warz in the WH and Ryuhwan outside it (despite being taught by a witch himself).himself). Ryuhwan at least has a FreudianExcuse, and becomes much better about this later on [[spoiler:when he learns that his master is still alive...[[NotQuiteDead sort of.]]]]



* [[WhamEpisode Wham Chapter]]: [[spoiler: West, Tasha and Ryuwhan's Master, appears inside Tasha's barrier in 104(128).]]

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* [[WhamEpisode Wham Chapter]]: [[spoiler: West, Tasha and Ryuwhan's Master, The supposedly dead [[spoiler:West]] appears inside in Chapter [[spoiler:128]], and is revealed to be [[spoiler:Ryuwhan's master, apparently a different person from Tasha's barrier in 104(128).master Edea.]] The very ''next'' chapter then reveals that [[spoiler:Tasha is the reincarnation of West.]]



* WhatTheHellHero: Tasha ''is'' this trope. Tarras also routinely destroys villages while on mission; Xing often calls them both out on it.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Tasha ''is'' this trope. Tarras also routinely destroys villages while on mission; Xing often calls them both out on it. Not that ''he'' is any better when push comes to shove.



* {{Yandere}}: Wai halo thar, Aria! [[spoiler: Visul just might be a lighter case in regards to Yue, though thus far she hasn't killed any nice guy.]]

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* {{Yandere}}: Wai halo thar, Aria! Though this is later revealed to be a mix of [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity getting high on mana]] and [[ManipulativeBitch Varete's manipulation.]] She's still violently jealous over his attention, however. [[spoiler: Visul just might be a lighter case in regards to Yue, though thus far she hasn't killed any nice guy.]]]]
** Ametyn is obsessed with Lee, and is willing to kill even her own fellow witches for and over him.



** Recently, they're just regular {{Omake}}.

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** Recently, Later on, they're just regular {{Omake}}.
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* LivingShadow - Varete, [[{{Familiar}} her supporter]] ''The Abyss'' is just a shadow. She used it as she was CastingAShadow. What really makes this stand out is that as long as there is a shadow, no matter how small or innocuous, it can be used as an extension of The Abyss. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy This is also why Varete wears]] [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes long, flowing, multi-layered clothes]]: all those flaps and overlaps create plenty of shadows for The Abyss. And if all else fails, [[spoiler:there is always [[UpToEleven the shadows of her hair]] under her hat.]]

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* LivingShadow - Varete, [[{{Familiar}} her supporter]] ''The Abyss'' is just a shadow. She used it as she was CastingAShadow. What really makes this stand out is that as long as there is a shadow, no matter how small or innocuous, it can be used as an extension of The Abyss. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy This is also why Varete wears]] wears [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes long, flowing, multi-layered clothes]]: all those flaps and overlaps create plenty of shadows for The Abyss. And if all else fails, [[spoiler:there is always [[UpToEleven the shadows of her hair]] under her hat.]]
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