History Webcomic / Earthsong

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* AllYourColorsCombined: Siderean power is a white glow but with numerous colors around the edges, since it comes from multiple stars of different colors. Nanashi's soulstone is white for this reason (originally, of course, it was green for Earth).

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* AllYourColorsCombined: Siderean power is a white glow but with numerous colors around the edges, since it comes from multiple stars of different colors. Nanashi's soulstone is white for this reason (originally, of course, it was green for Earth). [[spoiler:Their Eve also has this coloration--all white, except for the colorful edges.]]



* CostumePorn: After Willow encourages the Spinster to not just make endless duplicate outfits for everyone, everyone starts showing a lot of variation in dress. The change of the seasons prompts it too.



* GeniusLoci: Earthsong. All planets, in actual fact. And stars.

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* GeniusLoci: Earthsong. All planets, in actual fact. And stars.Planets are sentient individuals. Stars, which rule above them, seem to function as a united collective.



* HealingHands: Tristram. The Soulstone powers of the vampire race drain energy, but can also be put to this use.

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* HealingHands: Tristram. The Soulstone powers of the vampire race drain energy, but it can also be put reversed to this use.enable this.



* IdenticalStranger: Willow looks like Quelyn, Beluosus' Eve, in all but coloration. [[spoiler:This is because Willow, though made entirely of Earthsong's element, was created and shaped by Beluosus.]]

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* IdenticalStranger: IdenticalStranger:
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Willow looks like Quelyn, Beluosus' Eve, in all but coloration. [[spoiler:This is because Willow, though made entirely of technically Earthsong's Eve because she's made of her element, was created and shaped by Beluosus.]]
** At the end of the comic, [[spoiler:the Sidera create their own Eve and base her on Nanashi's form, since they already lived in her blood.
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* {{Invisibility}}: Nanashi.

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* {{Invisibility}}: Nanashi.One of Nanashi's many abilities. She habitually wanders around Haven in this state; Felucca tells Willow you have to get used to it.



** Gwendolyn calls Willow 'as dangerous as a ball of fluff and half as useful'.

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** Gwendolyn calls Willow 'as dangerous as a ball of fluff and half as useful'.useful' and spends all her time glowering at the landscape from the tower, making no attempt to befriend anyone.



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: All newcomers to Earthsong.

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: All newcomers to Earthsong.Earthsong lose every memory except for the moments immediately before they arrive. When they're sent back, they lose everything except for the moments immediately before departure.



* LikeASonToMe: Earthsong gave up her chance to create her own children by accepting the soulstone-infected children of other planets. She treats everyone on her surface as her children instead.



* VolcanicVeins: Willow gains purple ones when she [[spoiler:develops her stonecrafting power, notably in the "brooch" stone attached to her skin and halfway up her arms when she goes to town on Beluosus.]]




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* YoureNotMyFather: Willow is outraged when Beluosus calls her "daughter".
7th Jul '16 9:05:10 PM eowynjedi
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** Nanashi is a heroic version. She dutifully serves Earthsong, but tends to treat people and their feelings with contempt and acting like Willow is a moron for asking questions ''right'' after she woke up. She softens up over time.

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** Nanashi is a heroic version. She dutifully serves Earthsong, but tends to treat people and their feelings with contempt and acting acts like Willow is a moron for asking questions ''right'' after she woke up. She softens up over time.


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* OutOfCharacterAlert: Felucca is horrified to hear a flippant remark from [[spoiler:the Eve of the Sidera. It means that she really ''isn't'' Nanashi, and so Nanashi is ''really'' dead, because she'd never joke about herself like that.]]
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* AlienBlood: The different races tend to have blood colors that compliment or match their skintone. Zaebos' blood is black, for example, K'Thonya's is dark green, etc.

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* AlienBlood: AlienBlood:
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The different races tend to have blood colors that compliment or match their skintone. Zaebos' blood is black, for example, K'Thonya's is dark green, etc.etc.
** Nanashi's blood is revealed [[spoiler:to be rainbow-colored thanks to the Siderean element]].



* BarbieDollAnatomy: The Eve of [[spoiler:the Sidera]] arrives unclothed and drawn in this fashion.



* BloodFromTheMouth: Skogul [[spoiler:coughs up blood when Beluosus destroys her soulstone]].



* DiesWideOpen: Several instances in the final battle with Beluosus. [[spoiler:Nanashi, the enslaved human, and the Spinster all go out this way--although the Spinster may not have eyelids to close.]]



* DualWielding: Nanashi fights with one sword in each hand.



* HypnotizeThePrincess: In the final battle, Willow is mind-controlled [[spoiler:into stabbing Nanashi to slow her down, then to use the throne for Beluosus. It breaks when the human dies.]]



* IntangibleMan: Ulkurz.

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* IntangibleMan: Ulkurz.Ulkurz can phase through objects. Neuria has fun with this by tossing him out into the open to see if it's safe for the rest of them.
* IronicEcho: Beluosus tells Willow to "go and save us all" (from his own self-destructive plan). [[spoiler:The Sidera give her the same instruction after she communes with them.]]


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* MayflyDecemberRomance: An Eve watches over her descendants for however long they live on the planet, making any relationship with an ordinary person this... as Nanashi warns Tristram.


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* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Beluosus forces Willow to use the throne by threatening to destroy Earthsong's core along with his own, since he's going to die anyway if he doesn't become a star.]]


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* WalkingWasteland: As a result of his shattered and deteriorated condition, Beluosus' core ruins whatever part of Earthsong's surface it's located in. She speculates that the Badlands where he's headquartered will never truly recover from his extended presence.
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* TheAtoner: Tristram is this by default even when he's on Beluosus' side of the conflict because his remnant is literally of him sucking the life of an innocent victim. There's another layer of this once he joins Haven's Guard.

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* TheAtoner: TheAtoner:
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Tristram is this by default even when he's on Beluosus' side of the conflict because his remnant is literally of him sucking the life of an innocent victim. There's another layer of this once he joins Haven's Guard.


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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Despite what she did to him and his present heartlessness, [[spoiler:Beluosus is still saddened by Quelyn's betrayal and suicide]].
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* ThatManIsDead: Beluosus' original name was [[spoiler:Daestallan.]] He is not pleased when Willow addresses him with it.
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* ActionDressRip: Played with at the ball. When Beluosus attacks, Nanashi rips off her skirt... to show trousers underneath. She stipulated them in the design just in case.



* DefrostingIceQueen: Nanashi starts out as stern, aloof, and suspicious of Willow. As time goes on, Nanashi starts to soften up and becomes more accepting of "frivolous" things like a varied wardrobe.



* MamaBear: Earthsong. She considers all the visitors to her surface her children and does not take kindly to their being hurt. [[spoiler:To say nothing of what happens when she realizes that Willow is her ''Eve.'']]

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* MamaBear: MamaBear:
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Earthsong. She considers all the visitors to her surface her children and does not take kindly to their being hurt. [[spoiler:To say nothing of what happens when she realizes that Willow is her ''Eve.'']]'']]
** Skogul is extremely protective of her comrades, particular the child Alyss. She's enraged when Nanashi [[spoiler:says she sent Alyss back where she was supposed to be, because Alyss' remnant is of enslavement and imminent death]], and her desire for vengeance is fueled by all of the Mandragora that Nanashi has sent home over the years.


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* ShutUpHannibal: When Skogul rants about how Nanashi is unfairly cutting people off from immortality [[spoiler:particularly people like Alyss]], Nanashi retorts that being enslaved to Beluosus isn't much of a life.
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* CreatingLife: Planets create life first by altering their surfaces to something inhabitable for complex, macroscopic organisms and then shaping an "Eve" out of the stuff of their planetary essence. This Eve is sentient from the moment of her creation and assists the planet in creating the rest of its children.


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* IdenticalStranger: Willow looks like Quelyn, Beluosus' Eve, in all but coloration. [[spoiler:This is because Willow, though made entirely of Earthsong's element, was created and shaped by Beluosus.]]
21st Jun '16 9:07:13 AM eowynjedi
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* AlienBlood: The different races tend to have blood colors that compliment or match their skintone. Zaebos' blood is black, for example, K'Thonya's is dark green, etc.



* BerserkButton / BewareTheNiceOnes: Earthsong. Do NOT threaten [[spoiler: her Eve]].



* BlowYouAway: Skogul.

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* BlowYouAway: Skogul.Skogul's power is wind manipulation.
* BodyHorror: The poor human enslaved by the Mandragora. His soulstone is ''sticking out of his chest'' because Beluosus has expanded its power.



* LifeEnergy
* LimitedWardrobe: Apparently, most of the guard have multiple identical sets of clothing. Explained as Nanashi having been generally disapproving of such 'diversions' before Willow helps her start to lighten up.

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* LifeEnergy
LifeEnergy: Soulstones are the life energy of planets. Tristram also uses biological life energy to heal (or feeds from it).
* LimitedWardrobe: Apparently, most of the guard have multiple identical sets of clothing. Explained as Nanashi having been generally disapproving of such 'diversions' before Willow helps her start to lighten up. After that, they start being seen in more varied outfits.
* LivingForeverIsAwesome: Being on Earthsong's surface gives a person functional immortality, as they don't age while there. Skogul revels in this--and her reaction is the reason that Haven's Guard keeps this little fact quiet.



* MamaBear: Earthsong. She considers all the visitors to her surface her children and does not take kindly to their being hurt. [[spoiler:To say nothing of what happens when she realizes that Willow is her ''Eve.'']]



* MoreThanMindControl: [[spoiler:Gwendolyn falls prey to Beluosus' human's telepathy, not because she lacked the willpower to resist him, but because she was so mentally exhausted from fighting a war that kept her away from her newborn child whom she remembers from her remnant]].

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* MoreThanMindControl: [[spoiler:Gwendolyn falls prey to Beluosus' human's telepathy, not because she lacked the willpower to resist him, but because she was so mentally exhausted from fighting a war that kept her away from her the newborn child whom she remembers from her remnant]].



* PerpetualFrowner: Gwen.

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* PerpetualFrowner: Gwen.Gwen, whose choice to serve in Haven's Guard means a long separation from her newborn baby.


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* RedemptionRejection: Willow offers [[spoiler:to free the Mandragora from Beluosus' control when she develops her stonecrafting power. All of them, except for Tristram, return to him.]]


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* TragicKeepsake: Alyss has a dolly of Richard that Skogul made from his old clothes.


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* TrueCompanions: A rare villainous example with the Mandragora. Skogul considers them to be one big family, with herself as the head, and several of them (like Richard and Alyss) do care about each other. That said, it's a pretty dysfunctional group.
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* AllYourPowersCombined: Nanashi, having channeled the power of the Sidera/stars, can use a number of species' Soulstone abilities.

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* AllYourPowersCombined: AllYourPowersCombined:
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Nanashi, having channeled the power of the Sidera/stars, can use a number of species' Soulstone abilities.abilities.
** This is also the reason that [[spoiler:Beluosus wanted to deal with the soulstone problem--by gathering all planetary elements, he hoped to become a star.]]



* DancesAndBalls: After TheReveal about Willow, Earthsong decides to host a ball in her honor. As the danger from Beluosus is not improving, there's a lot of debate about whether they should go through with it. Nanashi eventually decides that it's for Earthsong's happiness as well, but Gwendolyn blows up.



* FateWorseThanDeath: For those with soulstones that didn't live ideal lives on their homeworld, being sent home is this.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: For those with soulstones that didn't live ideal lives on their homeworld, being sent home is this.FateWorseThanDeath:



* ForTheEvulz: Neuria
* FurAgainstFang: Downplayed, but vampire Tristram does not want anything to do with his werewolf stalker Neuria. Also averts the usual "werewolves are strength, vampires are speed" aspect of this trope, as Neuria is the one with SuperSpeed instead (while Tristram has HealingHands).

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* ForTheEvulz: Neuria
Neuria enjoys being violent and ripping people up, so she's happy to work for someone who allows her to do just that.
* FurAgainstFang: Downplayed, but vampire Tristram does not want anything to do with his werewolf stalker Neuria. Also averts the usual "werewolves are strength, vampires are speed" aspect of this trope, as Neuria is the one with SuperSpeed instead (while Tristram has HealingHands).'
* GameBreakingInjury: After getting stabbed through the heart and only an incomplete healing, [[spoiler:K'Thonya is no longer fighting fit]].



* GoneHorriblyRight: Beluosus' original plan was to [[spoiler:have his Eve become a stonecrafter so that he could gather all the planets' elements and become a star. Willow did so, but it allowed her to ''un''craft his manifest stone, and also to remove his element from the soulstones of his followers]].



* HeelFaceTurn: Not that he was evil so much as resigned to being a self-loathing coward, but [[spoiler:Tristram joins Haven's Guard after Willow removes Beluousus' taint from his soulstone.]]



* ImportantHaircut: [[spoiler:Willow shears off much of her hair after choosing her power. It's not very short, but it matches the length of Quelyn, Beluosus' first Eve.]]



** Nanashi is a heroic version. She dutifully serves Earthsong, but tends to treat people and their feelings with contempt and acting like Willow is a moron for asking questions ''right'' after she woke up. She and Gwendolyn team up to dismiss Willow's anger at being lied to, and Gwendolyn calls her 'as dangerous as a ball of fluff and half as useful'.

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** Nanashi is a heroic version. She dutifully serves Earthsong, but tends to treat people and their feelings with contempt and acting like Willow is a moron for asking questions ''right'' after she woke up. She and Gwendolyn team softens up to dismiss Willow's anger at being lied to, and over time.
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Gwendolyn calls her Willow 'as dangerous as a ball of fluff and half as useful'.
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* AllYourColorsCombined: Siderean power is a white glow but with numerous colors around the edges, since it comes from multiple stars of different colors. Nanashi's soulstone is white for this reason (originally, of course, it was green for Earth).



* ArtEvolution

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* ArtEvolutionArtEvolution: So much so that Yates eventually went back and redrew the first few chapters entirely.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Willow turns out to have the very power that can destroy Beluosus.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: BewareTheNiceOnes:
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Willow turns out to have the very power that can destroy Beluosus.



* TheChampion: The Sidera appointed Nanashi as guardian and soldier to defend Earthsong when Beluosus first attacked her.



* DisneyDeath: Zigzagged with the breakage of soulstones. They don't die and are sent back home, but sometimes the "extreme emotion" that triggered the soulstone's formation was being about to die ''anyway''.



* GorgeousGorgon: Literally. K'Thonya's people inspired the legends of Medusa on Earth due to their prehensile hair, but apart from that (and skintone) they have normal features.



* HoldYourHippogriffs: Occasionally, like when Felucca tells Willow not to "sit there like a swarg on a mugluckt."



* ImAHumanitarian: It's implied that Ulkurz eats the bodies of casualties in the fights between Haven's Guard and the Mangragora.

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* ImAHumanitarian: ImAHumanitarian:
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It's implied that Ulkurz eats the bodies of casualties in the fights between Haven's Guard and the Mangragora.



* InsultBackfire: Nanashi named Tengu after a type of "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tengu annoying goblin]]." Tengu decided she liked that.



* JerkAss: Most of the Mandragoras, so far. Morgan and Ulkurz stand out in particular.
** Nanashi is a heroic version. She dutifully serves Earthsong, but tends to treat people and their feelings with contempt and doesn't care about 'a little girl's feelings' when Willow finds out they were lying to her. Gwendolyn as well for calling Willow 'as dangerous as a ball of fluff and half as useful'.

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* JerkAss: JerkAss:
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Most of the Mandragoras, so far. Morgan and Ulkurz stand out in particular.
** Nanashi is a heroic version. She dutifully serves Earthsong, but tends to treat people and their feelings with contempt and doesn't care about 'a little girl's feelings' when acting like Willow finds out they were lying to her. is a moron for asking questions ''right'' after she woke up. She and Gwendolyn as well for calling Willow team up to dismiss Willow's anger at being lied to, and Gwendolyn calls her 'as dangerous as a ball of fluff and half as useful'.



* MeaningfulName: Virtually everyone has a meaningful name, based on the namer's (Nanashi, a Japanese meaningful name in itself) assessment of their character or species.

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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Virtually everyone has a meaningful name, based on the namer's (Nanashi, a Japanese meaningful name in itself) assessment of their character or species.species.
** Beluosus means "full of monsters."



* NiceGirl: K'Thonya is the most empathetic and understanding person in the Guard.



* PlayingWithFire: Zaebos.

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* PlayingWithFire: Zaebos.Zaebos is a pyromancer and can completely control whatever flame he creates (which is why it's safe for him to use it in his ''library''.)
* PowerCrystal: The soulstones, which are made out of the life essence of a planet. The unfaceted gems worn by members of Haven's Guard and the Mandragora are also homeworld stones which enhance their powers.



* ReTool: As a result of her improved art skills and dissatisfaction with certain aspects of the comic (such as the InfoDump regarding the soulstones), the author went back and redid the early chapters. She also tweaked the characters, making Nanashi and Gwendolyn much harsher.



* SmackOnTheBack: Felucca gives Willow a "casual" pat that nearly knocks her over.



* TakingTheBullet: Felucca's remnant is getting in the way of her uncle and someone's mace.



* TheResenter: Beluosus was real pissed when the Sidera accepted his plan but appointed another to carry it out.



* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Jormand's reaction when he sees Felucca transform.



* VoiceOfTheLegion: The Sidera.

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* VoiceOfTheLegion: The Sidera. The text is overlaid in various colors to depict this.
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