History Webcomic / SisterClaire

15th Sep '16 12:37:11 PM Twiddler
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* OrwellianRetcon: The artwork was redrawn in many places for the first print volume, and the online pages were replaced with the new versions. Changes include a more salamander-like design for Sal and more elaborate backgrounds for the Atlantis chapter.

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* OrwellianRetcon: OrwellianRetcon:
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The artwork was redrawn in many places for the first print volume, and the online pages were replaced with the new versions. Changes include a more salamander-like design for Sal and more elaborate backgrounds for the Atlantis chapter.
15th Sep '16 12:35:03 PM Twiddler
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** [[http://yamino.tumblr.com/post/103766887569/ash-and-i-are-going-back-together-and-revising Another update]] was done for the Book One reprint. Some of the early gross-out humor is removed, such as [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comic/book-1-chapter-1-pg-10-2 Catherine's allergic reaction]] being changed from a [[GrossUpCloseUp face full of sores]] to a respiratory attack, and the scene where Marguerite gives Claire diarrhea is also removed from that chapter. Some lines are changed to keep consistent with later characterization, such as the bottom left panel [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comic/book-1-chapter-2-pg-21-2 here]], and new scenes are added in.

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** [[http://yamino.tumblr.com/post/103766887569/ash-and-i-are-going-back-together-and-revising Another update]] was done for the Book One reprint. Some of the early gross-out humor is removed, such as [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comic/book-1-chapter-1-pg-10-2 Catherine's allergic reaction]] being changed from a [[GrossUpCloseUp face full of sores]] to a respiratory attack, and the scene where Marguerite gives Claire diarrhea is also removed from that chapter. Some lines are changed to keep consistent with later characterization, such as the bottom left panel [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comic/book-1-chapter-2-pg-21-2 here]], here,]][[note]]The original line was "Nonsense, Claire are you opposing a decision of GOD?" and Gabrielle was giving Claire a severe look. The first set of retcons changed Gabrielle's expression to a more neutral one, and the second set changed the line entirely and gave her a kind expression.[[/note]] and new scenes are added in.
4th Sep '16 10:33:51 PM Chubzhac
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* FrequentlyBrokenUnbreakableVow: It's clear that the nuns do not hold their vows all that close, particularly the vows of celibacy and haughtiness.
10th Aug '16 7:58:14 AM CASCHero
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* RuinsOfTheModernAge: [[spoiler: Turns out that there were actually advanced civilizations before the main story. However since a lot of it was built with magitek, this ended up attracting Shards in the process. The cities tried to fight them off but the Shards soon grew too much for their weapons and the cities were destroyed and abandoned. Thorum Mare managed to last the longest because they didn't use such technology and it was cut off from the mainland, but the Shards soon got to it too.]]

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* RuinsOfTheModernAge: [[spoiler: Turns out that there were actually advanced civilizations before the main story. However since a lot of it was built with magitek, this ended up attracting Shards in the process. The cities tried to fight them off but the Shards soon grew too much for their weapons and the cities were destroyed and abandoned. Thorum Mare managed to last the longest because they didn't use such technology and it was cut off from the mainland, but the Shards soon eventually got to it too.]]



* SecretRelationship: Between Olga and Jackso with Oscar's accidental discovery of it taking place in one of the Missing Moments, and by the time this gets revealed in the main comic it turns out to be a case of EverybodyKnewAlready.

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* SecretRelationship: Between [[spoiler: Olga and Jackso Jackson]] with Oscar's accidental discovery of it taking place in one of the Missing Moments, and by the time this gets revealed in the main comic it turns out to be a case of EverybodyKnewAlready.


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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Despite the title of the comic, a lot of the focus winds up on other characters other then Claire. Even the Missing Moments, which flesh out the character's backstories, [[spoiler: focus more on her past when she was living as her former incarnation, Clementine, despite the fact the comic makes it clear these are two separate characters.]]
30th Jun '16 7:41:51 AM CASCHero
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* RuinsOfTheModernAge: [[spoiler: Turns out that there were actually advanced civilizations before the main story. However since a lot of it was built with magitek, this ended up attracting Shards in the process. The cities tried to fight them off but the Shards soon grew too much for their weapons and the cities were destroyed and abandoned. Thorum Mare managed to last the longest because they didn't use such technology and it was cut off from the mainland, but the Shards soon got to it too.]]
17th May '16 6:26:17 PM DuneAgain
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* EasterEgg: Yamino loves throwing in homages and references for readers to find. Some are more subtle, others are direct homages, such as the Powerpuff Girls 10th anniversary page, featuring Claire and the PPG sharing a cake.
* EmpathicHealer: [[spoiler: Sister Catharine when she was a young girl.]]
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Jackson and Olga's relationship is about as well kept a secret as the [[ItWasHisSled ending to Citizen Kane]]. Everyone from the Mother Superior to [[spoiler:''Azi'']], who literally just met them, could tell.

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* EasterEgg: Yamino loves throwing in homages and references for readers to find. Some are more subtle, others are direct homages, such as the Powerpuff Girls 10th anniversary page, featuring Claire and the PPG sharing a cake.
cake. The first few chapters were chock-a-block for visual shout-outs, and most chapters still have at least a few.
* EmpathicHealer: [[spoiler: Sister Catharine when she was a young girl.Both Catherine and Clementine/Claire can heal: Catherine can heal the living, to the point of ''reversing death'' and ''temporarily killing herself'', while Claire can heal the dead, but takes on all of the pain and anger of those lost souls.]]
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Jackson and Olga's relationship is about as well kept a secret as the [[ItWasHisSled ending to Citizen Kane]]. Everyone from the Mother Superior to [[spoiler:''Azi'']], who literally just met them, could can tell.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Check the third panel [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/sisterclaire/383 here]] and notice the placement of the antlers on the wall. Given the hints about [[spoiler:Claire's connection to Clementine/The Horned One/The Witch Queen]] and the creators' attention to detail this is most likely ''not'' an accident.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Missing Moments are basically Foreshadowing: the Series as each installment tends to line up with the main storyline, and thus introduce characters and ideas about to emerge in the comic proper.
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Check the third panel [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/sisterclaire/383 here]] and notice the placement of the antlers on the wall. Given the hints about [[spoiler:Claire's connection to Clementine/The Horned One/The Witch Queen]] and the creators' attention to detail this is most likely ''not'' an accident.
17th May '16 6:16:02 PM DuneAgain
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* Ambiguously and AmbiguouslyGay: Yamino has stated that there are no cisgender heterosexuals in the cast, leaving anyone who hasn't had their orientation outright confirmed an example of these tropes.

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* Ambiguously AmbiguouslyBi and AmbiguouslyGay: Yamino has stated that there are no cisgender heterosexuals in the cast, leaving anyone who hasn't had their orientation outright confirmed an example of these tropes.



* BaitAndSwitch: The Queen's pregnancy. [[spoiler:While hinted to be Rosalie and Marie, they turn out to be two unrelated sons. Who sadly only live about a week.]]
** Switched again [[spoiler: when Rosalie and Marie are indeed revealed to be the King and Queen's daughters.]]

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* BaitAndSwitch: The Queen's pregnancy. [[spoiler:While hinted to be Rosalie and Marie, they turn out to be two unrelated sons. Who sons who sadly only live about a week.]]
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]] Switched again [[spoiler: when Rosalie and Marie are indeed revealed to be the King and Queen's daughters.]]



* CastFullOfGay: Heterosexuals are a rare commodity in this comic.
** Heterosexuals don't even exist in the comic per WordOfGod

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* CastFullOfGay: Heterosexuals are a rare commodity in this comic.
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Heterosexuals don't even exist in the comic per WordOfGodWordOfGod.



* TheChosenOne: Claire is chosen as the mother of the Messiah by Gabrielle.
** [[spoiler: By the latest update, this gets completely subverted by the fact that there was no Messiah, Claire is more or less Clementine 2.0, and Gabrielle's hand in all this is now rather ambiguous given her less-than-ominous origins.]]
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Since Claire (and the readers) don't find out her true origins until Book Two, Claire ''appears'' as one of these at her introduction. However, [[spoiler:Claire is the reincarnation of Clementine, Catharine's little sister.]]
* DemonicPossession [[spoiler: Grimm (the Cheshire looking cat) to Catharine though going by the ritual and Catharine's words later on, this seems like a willing one. Grimm claims its a permanent one though they could be lying. What's more Grimm can only take over at night while Catharine regains her body during the day.]]
** Whatever magic Esperanza and Claire performed on Catharine [[spoiler: seems to have ended this, as Grimm was seen in the form of a cat for the first time in a long while, and Sister Cat hasn't been seen since.]]
* DoorStopBaby: Sister Claire.
** We find out later that this isn't the true story, [[spoiler: and that Catherine knows quite well where she came from.]]
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The series was a lot more quirky in the beginning and had a bit of a modern vibe to it. But shortly after the witch trial and Ash joining in on fleshing out the world. It now has more of a somber and serious tone while downplaying more of the modern aspects for a medieval feel.

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* TheChosenOne: Claire is chosen as the mother of the Messiah by Gabrielle.
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Gabrielle. [[spoiler: By the latest update, However, this gets completely subverted in Book Two by the fact facts that there was no Messiah, Claire is more or less Clementine 2.0, and Gabrielle's hand in all this is now rather ambiguous given her less-than-ominous origins.the "baby" was Claire's powers manifesting.]]
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Since Claire (and the readers) don't find out her true origins until Book Two, Claire ''appears'' appears as one of these an example at her introduction. However, [[spoiler:Claire is the reincarnation of Clementine, Catharine's little sister.]]
* DemonicPossession [[spoiler: Grimm (the Cheshire looking Cheshire-ish cat) to Catharine for Catharine, though going by the ritual and Catharine's words later on, this seems like its a willing one. Grimm claims its a permanent one though they could be lying. What's more Grimm can only take over at night while Catharine regains her body during the day.]]
** Whatever magic
possession is permanent; they're either lying or mistaken as Claire and Esperanza and Claire performed on Catharine [[spoiler: seems to have ended this, as expel Grimm was seen in from Catherine. Grimm is now a unique part of the form of a cat for the first time in a long while, fleeing party and Sister Cat hasn't been seen appeared since.]]
* DoorStopBaby: Sister Claire.
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Claire. We find out later in Book Two that this isn't the true story, [[spoiler: and that Catherine knows quite well where she came from.]]
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The series was a lot more quirky in the beginning and had a bit of a modern vibe to it. But shortly Shortly after the witch trial and Ash joining in on fleshing out the world. It world, however, it now has more of a somber and serious tone while downplaying more of the modern aspects for a medieval feel.feel. [[spoiler: The modern aspects are plot-important, though.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Check the third panel [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/sisterclaire/383 here]] and notice the placement of the antlers on the wall. Given the hints about [[spoiler:Claire's connection to Clementine/The Horned One/The Witch Queen]] this is probably not an accident.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Check the third panel [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/sisterclaire/383 here]] and notice the placement of the antlers on the wall. Given the hints about [[spoiler:Claire's connection to Clementine/The Horned One/The Witch Queen]] and the creators' attention to detail this is probably not most likely ''not'' an accident.



* GreyAndGrayMorality: So far a pretty main theme of the comic. We're lead to believe witches are evil but the ones seen so far only wish to live in peace and are only hunted down out of fear for their powers. Likewise the nuns, coming off a war, are paranoid that witches are still doing evil deeds and a few seek to destroy them outright. All actions on both sides are well-intentioned but only keeps prolonging the conflict leading to more pain and hatred.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: So far a This is pretty main theme of much the comic. comic's overreaching theme. We're lead to believe that witches are evil but the ones seen so far only wish to live in peace and are only hunted down out of fear for of their powers. Likewise the nuns, coming off a war, are paranoid that witches are still doing evil deeds and a few seek to destroy them outright. All actions on both sides are well-intentioned but only keeps prolonging the conflict leading to more pain hatred and hatred.pain. Ultimately, even the characters who seem like the most cut-and-dry villains, (such as [[spoiler: Abraham and Shards]] for example), turn out to be complex characters with deep reasons for their actions.



* {{Jerkass}}: Sister Marguerite, '''''AND FUCKING HOW.'''''

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* {{Jerkass}}: Sister Marguerite, '''''AND FUCKING HOW.'''''''''' [[spoiler: Until Catherine heals her, at least.]]
17th May '16 5:53:48 PM DuneAgain
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* AfterTheEnd: [[spoiler:The scene of a futuristic city in ruins, overgrown, heavily implies this]].
* ArcWords: NO ESCAPE

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* AfterTheEnd: [[spoiler:The scene of a futuristic city city, in ruins, ruins and overgrown, heavily implies this]].
this, as does Yamino's teasing asides in the comment section of the comic]].
* ArcWords: NO ESCAPEESCAPE.



* AmbiguousGender: Grimm, the Cheshire looking cat. Yamino has stated that Grimm doesn't have a specific gender and is mostly referred to as "they".
** Magpie is genderfluid, which means the character's gender is fluid and as the story progresses, will change depending on what part of the story you're reading, which can be confusing if you haven't seen the missing moment page that explains it.
* AmbiguouslyGay: [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comic.php?id=20 Gabrielle makes a few subtle passes at Claire.]] But then again, maybe her real form isn't even female?
** She's female alright, and her more recent backstory paints her in a more godmother-esque light given [[spoiler: her friendship with Clementine when she was a Selkie]].
*** Make that [[spoiler:her ''relationship'' with Clementine when she was a Selkie. Definitely confirms Gabrielle as lesbian, but leaves the exact nature of her feelings towards Claire ambigious.]]
** Later [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comic.php?id=89 comic]] [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comic.php?id=90 pages,]] however, have Gabrielle being as subtle as [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom a flying mallet]]
** Yamino has stated that there are no cisgender heterosexuals in the cast, leaving pretty much anyone who hasn't had their orientation outright confirmed will fall under this trope or AmbiguouslyBi
* AmbiguouslyHuman: [[spoiler:Sister Catharine]], even when she's not [[spoiler:being possessed by an evil cat.]]
** Gabrielle and the animal witches definitely count toward this.

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* AmbiguousGender: Grimm, the Cheshire looking Cheshire-ish cat. Yamino has stated that Grimm doesn't have a specific gender and is mostly referred to as "they".
** Magpie [[spoiler:Magpie]] is genderfluid, which means the character's genderfluid. Their gender is fluid and as changes throughout the story progresses, will change depending on what part of (sometimes in the story you're reading, middle of a scene), which can be confusing if you haven't seen the missing moment page that explains it.
* Ambiguously and AmbiguouslyGay: [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comic.php?id=20 Gabrielle makes a few subtle passes at Claire.]] But then again, maybe her real form isn't even female?
** She's female alright, and her more recent backstory paints her in a more godmother-esque light given [[spoiler: her friendship with Clementine when she was a Selkie]].
*** Make that [[spoiler:her ''relationship'' with Clementine when she was a Selkie. Definitely confirms Gabrielle as lesbian, but leaves the exact nature of her feelings towards Claire ambigious.]]
** Later [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comic.php?id=89 comic]] [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/comic.php?id=90 pages,]] however, have Gabrielle being as subtle as [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom a flying mallet]]
**
Yamino has stated that there are no cisgender heterosexuals in the cast, leaving pretty much anyone who hasn't had their orientation outright confirmed will fall under this trope or AmbiguouslyBi
an example of these tropes.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: [[spoiler:Sister Catharine]], even when she's not [[spoiler:being possessed by an evil cat.]]
** Gabrielle
Animal witches, selkies [[spoiler:such as Gabby]], shards, and the animal witches other magical beings definitely count toward this.



* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Claire's true origins haven't been explained yet, but she was found on the doorstep of the abbey by Sister Catharine.
** It was later hinted that [[spoiler:Sister Catharine]] might actually be Claire's mother. This also somewhat explains how Catharine had the pregnancy test.
*** {{Jossed}}. [[spoiler:Claire is the reincarnation of Clementine, Catharine's little sister.]]

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* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Claire's Since Claire (and the readers) don't find out her true origins haven't been explained yet, but she was found on the doorstep until Book Two, Claire ''appears'' as one of the abbey by Sister Catharine.
** It was later hinted that [[spoiler:Sister Catharine]] might actually be Claire's mother. This also somewhat explains how Catharine had the pregnancy test.
*** {{Jossed}}.
these at her introduction. However, [[spoiler:Claire is the reincarnation of Clementine, Catharine's little sister.]]
8th May '16 8:41:56 AM Donquill
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* AfterTheEnd: [[spoiler:The scene of a futuristic city in ruins, overgrown, heavily implies this]].


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* AmbiguousTimePeriod: [[spoiler:The author teases this after revealing the ruined advanced city]].
4th May '16 7:37:12 AM MirandaShadowind
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* OhCrap: This was the fans' initial reaction when Mother Abraham sensed [[spoiler: Catherine saving Maman from dying]] and headed that way. Justified given what she did in [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/missing-moments/missing-moment-disastro-4 an earlier Missing Moment]]...
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