History Webcomic / VaticanAssassins

27th Jun '17 11:09:19 AM TheSixofHearts
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* {{Kissing Under the Influence}}: Flute and Euphonium are both drunk at the end of Chapter 1/beginning of Chapter 2
27th Jun '17 11:00:03 AM TheSixofHearts
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[[http://vaticanassassinscomic.com Vatican Assassins]] is a bi-weekly longform webcomic by Melissa J Massey, which has been published online since February 2012. It went through a reboot that started in September 2016.

In 1942, the Vatican established a secret militia with 3 goals: to protect the pope and Catholic church; to gather the "Blessed Children", those chosen by the saints; and the fight demons that infiltrate the human world. By "resonating" with their patron saint, the Blessed Children gain powers need to fight the demons, but demons seek to eat Blessed Children to gain incredible power.

Viola di Largolinio, Fife O'Reilly, and Xylophone Phobus are still in training under Sister Rain, the head of the Assassins. While anxious to get more missions, they still have a lot to learn compared to their older comrades. But when an Assassin goes missing, soon the Assassins are up against a powerful foe the likes of which haven't walked the earth for centuries.

In May of 2016, the comic went on hiatus, and returned in September with a rebooted version with the general story in tact, but with slight changes to the plot to remove problematic scenes and elements.

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[[http://vaticanassassinscomic.com Vatican Assassins]] is a bi-weekly longform webcomic by Melissa J J "MJ" Massey, which has been published online since February 2012. It went through a reboot that started in September 2016.

In 1942, the Vatican established a secret militia with 3 goals: to protect the pope and Catholic church; to gather the "Blessed Children", those chosen by the saints; and the fight demons that infiltrate the human world. By "resonating" with their patron saint, the Blessed Children gain powers need to fight the demons, but demons seek to eat Blessed Children to gain incredible power.

Viola di Largolinio, Fife O'Reilly, and Xylophone Phobus are still in training under Sister Rain, the head as members of the Assassins. Vatican’s secret demon hunting militia who protect the Pope and the church. While anxious to get more missions, avoiding being eaten by the same demons they still have fight, they become embroiled in a lot to learn compared to their older comrades. 40 year old mystery in a secret diary. But when an Assassin goes missing, soon there are many who want the diary’s story to stay secret forever–the heads of the Assassins who are up against a powerful foe racing the likes of which haven't walked solve the earth mystery themselves; the Orthodox church, responsible for centuries.

In May of 2016,
the comic went on hiatus, murder of the diary’s author; and returned in September with a rebooted version with the general story in tact, but with slight changes to “Princes of Hell”, who can be destroyed by the plot to remove problematic scenes and elements.
knowledge within the book.



** Viola also has {{Zettai Ryouiki}} of the Grade B variety paired with shorts, even though the girls uniform comes with pants
** Tzouras Chatzi just insists on not wearing the uniform at all

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** Viola also has {{Zettai Ryouiki}} of the Grade B variety paired with shorts, even though the girls uniform comes with pants
** Tzouras Chatzi just insists on not wearing the uniform at all
shorts



**Where is anybody's parents?!



* {{Precocious Crush}}: It's hinted that Fife has a crush on Celesta, one of the older teens.

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* {{Precocious Crush}}: It's hinted that 14 year old Fife has a crush on Celesta, one of the older teens.17 year old Celesta


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**Chapter 2 jumps back to explain the last scene of Chapter 1
30th Mar '17 12:38:45 PM TheSixofHearts
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[[http://vaticanassassinscomic.com Vatican Assassins]] is a bi-weekly longform webcomic by Melissa J Massey, which has been published online since February 2012.

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[[http://vaticanassassinscomic.com Vatican Assassins]] is a bi-weekly longform webcomic by Melissa J Massey, which has been published online since February 2012. \n It went through a reboot that started in September 2016.



In May of 2016, the comic went on hiatus, and is returning in September with a rebooted version with the general story in tact, but with slight changes to the plot to remove problematic scenes and elements.

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In May of 2016, the comic went on hiatus, and is returning returned in September with a rebooted version with the general story in tact, but with slight changes to the plot to remove problematic scenes and elements.



* {{After Action Patchup}}: Towards the end of Chapter 2, Viola and Fife sit outside the Pantheon covered in bandages
** After the battle in Chapter 7, everyone ends up in the hospital



* {{Art Evolution}}

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* {{Art Evolution}}Evolution}}: And how! The new version is full color <em>hand colored in markers </em>



** Responsorial Hymn 1:The Miracle is all about how Fife was revealed as a Blessed Child
* {{Benched Hero}}: Both Mandolin and Tzouras as of Chapter 5, though in Tzouras's case it's because he can't resonate yet.
* {{BFS}}: Mellophone Fallon has a giant claymore type sword for his weapon of choice.
* {{Big Bad}}: [[spoiler: Lilith]]



** The WITCHNIGHT Trainees can also be considered this.
* {{Break the Cutie}}: Flute Vermicelli in Chapter 3 [[spoiler: when she is raped and then has to reveal the existence of the Assassins to report the crime. The guilt is so much that she fights with teammate Mandolin and then runs away]]
** If that wasn't enough, [[spoiler: she then is kidnapped by a Satanist cult and eaten by Lilith]].
* {{Cannot Spit It Out}}: Most of the older kids have this problem, leading to a perceived {{Love Triangle}} [[spoiler: Euphonium likes Celesta and Flute likes Baritone, but both think that Celesta and Baritone like each other.]]
** [[spoiler: Baritone liked Flute and was going to confess when she got back from Florence. This becomes impossible after she disappears]]
** [[spoiler: Even when he finds out the truth, Euphonium refuses to tell Celesta about his feelings due to some tragic {{Backstory}}]]



*** Their WITCHNIGHT counterparts: Saffron, Sage, and Rosemary



** The Assassin Staff: Sister Rain, Sister Artemisia, and Pope William
** The Vatican Medics and the Vatican Scientists



** 2015 focused on the characters of WITCHNIGHT
** 2016 had a slightly different format, with a 4 part short story
** {{Word of God}} proclaims that all the Christmas stories are still canon in the reboot



* {{Combat Stilettos}}: Why is tomboy Viola wearing metal high heels in battle? In Chapter 8, it's explained that her resonating power produces so much heat, it melts her normal shoes.(The metal heel of her special combat shoes directs the heat away from her feet.))

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* {{Combat Stilettos}}: Why is tomboy Viola wearing Viola's metal high heels in battle? In Chapter 8, it's explained that her resonating power produces so much heat, it melts her normal shoes.(The metal heel of her special combat shoes directs the heat away from her feet.))shoes



** Also, Xy around Rosemary
* {{CurbStomp Battle}}: The mission in the Pantheon in Chapter 2 is this for Viola and Fife [[spoiler: until Crystal Glass steps in and saves them]]
** Though not physically beaten, Viola and co are thwarted strategically at every turn by The Byzantine Guard, the latter just being better informed and equipped.
** And in Chapter 7 [[spoiler: against Lilith]].



* {{Dramedy}}: some moments are like this [[http://www.vaticanassassinscomic.com/vatican-assassins/5th-reading-page-8/]], most are like this [[http://www.vaticanassassinscomic.com/vatican-assassins/2nd-reading-page-22/]]

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* {{Dramedy}}: some moments are like this [[http://www.vaticanassassinscomic.com/vatican-assassins/5th-reading-page-8/]], most are like this [[http://www.vaticanassassinscomic.com/vatican-assassins/2nd-reading-page-22/]]{{Dramedy}}



* {{Eloquent In My Native Tongue}}: Several occasions
** Fife often laspes back into English
** At the end of Chapter 4, Euphonium swears in Hungarian [[spoiler: after Celesta kisses him suddenly]]
** In Chapter 8, it's shown that Viola is actually really bad at English. To her credit, she does speak French and Spanish "just finely"

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* {{Eloquent In My Native Tongue}}: Several occasions
** Fife
occasions, most noteably with Fife, who often laspes lapses back into English
** At the end of Chapter 4, Euphonium swears in Hungarian [[spoiler: after Celesta kisses him suddenly]]
** In Chapter 8, it's shown that Viola is actually really bad at English. To her credit, she does speak French and Spanish "just finely"
English



* {{Flashback Nightmare}}: Flute has one of these [[spoiler: of her rape]]



* {{Half Breed Discrimination}}: Hinted at with the fact that Celesta is half-African, half-Italian [[http://www.vaticanassassinscomic.com/vatican-assassins/2nd-reading-page-3/]]

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* {{Half Breed Discrimination}}: Hinted at with the fact that Celesta is half-African, half-Italian [[http://www.vaticanassassinscomic.com/vatican-assassins/2nd-reading-page-3/]]half-Italian



* {{Holy Burns Evil}}: Subverted entirely. In fact, demons need to absorb energy from churches to materialize, and often hang out in them.
** Holy water still works though

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* {{Holy Burns Evil}}: Subverted entirely. In fact, demons Subverted. Demons need to absorb energy from churches to materialize, and often hang out in them.
** Holy water still works though
them.



** {{Custom Uniform}} in the case of the Florence team, whose uniforms are black with white instead of gold and red. In a flashback, Flute is shown wearing the standard Assassin uniform, suggesting that the girls got new uniforms upon reassignment to Florence.

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** {{Custom Uniform}} in the case of the Florence team, whose uniforms are black with white instead of gold and red. In a flashback, Chapter 1 and 2, Flute is shown wearing the standard Assassin uniform, suggesting that the girls got new uniforms upon reassignment to Florence.



* {{Parental Abandonment}}: It's looking like this for Viola in regards to her mom, as of Responsorial Hymn 2.
* {{Post-Kiss Catatonia}}: [[spoiler: When a very drunk Celesta suddenly kisses Euphonium, he's left stunned and then swears when Baritone asks if he's okay]]
* {{Power Trio}}: Viola, Fife and Xy [[spoiler: until they are joined by Tzouras]]

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* {{Parental Abandonment}}: It's looking like this for Viola in regards to her mom, as of Responsorial Hymn 2.
* {{Post-Kiss Catatonia}}: [[spoiler: When a very drunk Celesta suddenly kisses Euphonium, he's left stunned and then swears when Baritone asks if he's okay]]
Where is Viola's mom?
* {{Power Trio}}: Viola, Fife and Xy [[spoiler: until they are joined by Tzouras]]



** Saffron, Sage, and Rosemary [[spoiler: until Rosemary gets killed]]



** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in a preview image for Chapter 7 where Sister Rain asks a medic who he is, and he responds with "I'm an extra from Chapter 2. Only now I have a face!"



* {{Separate Scene Storytelling}}: How most flashbacks are told, notably Xy's conversion and [[spoiler: Euphonium fighting Celesta's dad after he hit her]]

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* {{Separate Scene Storytelling}}: How most flashbacks are told, notably Xy's conversion and [[spoiler: Euphonium fighting Celesta's dad after he hit her]]told



* {{Stronger Than They Look}}: [[spoiler: Lilith looks like a sack of bones, but she breaks Xy's leg and dislocates Sage's arm...with her bare hands!]]



** The WITCHNIGHT trainees--Saffron, Sage, and Rosemary--are named after spices.



* {{Triple Shifter}}: The kids have to go to school during the day and run missions/patrols at night, most of the time going without sleep as lamented here:[[http://www.vaticanassassinscomic.com/vatican-assassins/3rd-reading-page-5-2/]]
* {{Wham Line}}
** In Responsorial Hymn 2, when Cello asks Harp whether she [[spoiler:would love Viola less if she was a Blessed Child, her answer is "I just might"]]
** [[spoiler: "I'm Lilith. A Prince of Hell."]]

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* {{Triple Shifter}}: The kids have to go to school during the day and run missions/patrols at night, most of the time going without sleep as lamented here:[[http://www.vaticanassassinscomic.com/vatican-assassins/3rd-reading-page-5-2/]]
* {{Wham Line}}
** In Responsorial Hymn 2, when Cello asks Harp whether she [[spoiler:would love Viola less if she was a Blessed Child, her answer is "I just might"]]
** [[spoiler: "I'm Lilith. A Prince of Hell."]]
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28th Jul '16 8:59:31 AM TheSixofHearts
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In May of 2016, the comic went on hiatus, and is returning in September with a rebooted version with the general story in tact, but with slight changes to the plot to remove problematic scenes and elements.
5th Nov '15 10:13:41 AM nombretomado
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* {{Christianity is Catholic}}: Averted; Xy is a convert from {{Orthodox Christianity}} and there seems to be some sort of Cold War type situation with the Orthodox Church

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* {{Christianity is Catholic}}: Averted; Xy is a convert from {{Orthodox UsefulNotes/{{Orthodox Christianity}} and there seems to be some sort of Cold War type situation with the Orthodox Church
24th Aug '15 7:45:03 AM TheSixofHearts
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In 1942, the Vatican established a secret militia called "The Assassins." This is a codename to protect the true nature of the group. All the members are "Blessed Children", chosen by saints to get special powers through "resonating". Only these individuals can fight demons that try to materialize in the human world. The downside is that demons seek to eat Blessed Children to gain incredible power.

Viola di Largolinio, Fife O'Reilly, and Xylophone Phobus are still in training under Sister Rain, the head of the Assassins. Viola is anxious for better missions to prove herself. Everything is going along as normal until Flute Vermicelli, another Assassin, goes missing and sets off a chain of events that results in a dangerous new enemy, the likes of which the Assassins have never seen before.


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In 1942, the Vatican established a secret militia called "The Assassins." This is a codename with 3 goals: to protect the true nature of pope and Catholic church; to gather the group. All the members are "Blessed Children", those chosen by saints to get special powers through "resonating". Only these individuals can the saints; and the fight demons that try to materialize in infiltrate the human world. The downside is that By "resonating" with their patron saint, the Blessed Children gain powers need to fight the demons, but demons seek to eat Blessed Children to gain incredible power.

power.

Viola di Largolinio, Fife O'Reilly, and Xylophone Phobus are still in training under Sister Rain, the head of the Assassins. Viola is While anxious for better missions to prove herself. Everything is going along as normal until Flute Vermicelli, another Assassin, get more missions, they still have a lot to learn compared to their older comrades. But when an Assassin goes missing and sets off missing, soon the Assassins are up against a chain of events that results in a dangerous new enemy, powerful foe the likes of which haven't walked the Assassins have never seen before.

earth for centuries.

18th Dec '14 12:44:27 PM TheSixofHearts
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* {{Benched Hero}}: Both Mandolin and Tzouras as of Chapter 5, though in Tzouras's case it's because he can't resonate yet.



* {{Combat Stilettos}}: Why is tomboy Viola wearing metal high heels in battle? In Chapter 8, it's explained that her resonating power produces so much heat, [[Smoldering Shoes it melts her normal shoes.]] (The metal heel of her special combat shoes directs the heat away from her feet.))

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* {{Combat Stilettos}}: Why is tomboy Viola wearing metal high heels in battle? In Chapter 8, it's explained that her resonating power produces so much heat, [[Smoldering Shoes it melts her normal shoes.]] (The metal heel of her special combat shoes directs the heat away from her feet.))


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* {{Stronger Than They Look}}: [[spoiler: Lilith looks like a sack of bones, but she breaks Xy's leg and dislocates Sage's arm...with her bare hands!]]
18th Dec '14 12:35:02 PM TheSixofHearts
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* {{Combat Stilettos}}: Why is tomboy Viola wearing metal high heels in battle? In Chapter 8, it's explained that her resonating power produces so much heat, [[Smoldering Shoes it melts her normal shoes.]] (The metal heel of her special combat shoes directs the heat away from her feet.))
18th Dec '14 12:30:12 PM TheSixofHearts
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* {{Christmas Episode}}: Every December, the main story takes a break to do a special "Advent Calendar" story, interestingly told a panel a day. To keep in line with the Catholic theme, it starts on the first day of Advent (not just the 1st of December) and runs till Christmas Eve. They are usually cute, Christmas themed shorts.
**2013's Calendar was about Viola chasing a demon around St. Peter's Basilica, and featured interesting trivia about the author's trip to Rome
**2014's Calendar is about Fife getting a football/soccer ball as a gift and the kids playing a match together.



* {{Redshirt Army}}: The Vatican Medics usually appear as background characters and provide medical support to the Assassins
**[[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in a preview image for Chapter 7 where Sister Rain asks a medic who he is, and he responds with "I'm an extra from Chapter 2. Only now I have a face!"



** [[spoiler: "I'm Lilith. A Prince of Hell.]]

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** [[spoiler: "I'm Lilith. A Prince of Hell.]]"]]
18th Dec '14 12:12:38 PM TheSixofHearts
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[[caption-width-right:314: Viola, Fife, and Xy, being main characters]]

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[[quoteright:314:http:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/in-training-team-web_small_6174.png]]
[[caption-width-right:314: Viola, Fife, and Xy, being main characters]]


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** In Chapter 8, it's shown that Viola is actually really bad at English. To her credit, she does speak French and Spanish "just finely"


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* {{Parental Abandonment}}: It's looking like this for Viola in regards to her mom, as of Responsorial Hymn 2.


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* {{Wham Line}}
**In Responsorial Hymn 2, when Cello asks Harp whether she [[spoiler:would love Viola less if she was a Blessed Child, her answer is "I just might"]]
**[[spoiler: "I'm Lilith. A Prince of Hell.]]
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