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-->I am just searching for the Lord, just a poor soldier bending a bow in the service of the Lord's kingdom. This mission alone affirms me.

Tista is a 2007 Endou Tatsuya manga.

Tista Ruon is a [[ShrinkingViolet painfully shy,]] awkward church-going girl that dreams of being a teacher some day. At night, she's Sister Militia, an assassin who kills criminals for the church. She has a special feature in her eyes in that she can spot a target from miles away, and each shot is sure to take only one bullet to be fatal. During the day, she is nervous around Arty, a third-year JerkWithAHeartOfGold artist. Between protecting her SecretIdentity and killing criminals, Tista has been busy.

The story is neatly contained in two volumes.
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!!!Tropes in the {{manga}}:

* AltumVidetur: Trista's gun is inscribed with "[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: IN HOC SIGNO ]]
", referring to the sight of th cross.
* ArcWords: "The judgement of the cross must be swift and gentle..."
* BadassAdorable: Tista as Sister Militia.
* {{BFG}}: [[http://www.onemanga.com/Tista/1/42/ Just look at it!]]
* BigApplesauce
* ChurchMilitant
* ClarkKenting
* CreepyCoolCrosses: Tista even has them on the bows of her glasses.
* DisappearedDad: Both Arty and Tista have one.
* DramaticWind: [[http://www.onemanga.com/Tista/1/39/ And how!]]
* GirlishPigtails: Tista
* ImprobableAimingSkills
* ItsAllMyFault: ''[[MadnessMantra Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa]]''
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Arty
* MadnessMantra: ''Kyrie eleison... kyrie eleison''
* {{Meganekko}}: Tista
* {{Narm}}: Absolutely ludicrous facial expressions get in the way sometimes.
* NoIndoorVoice: Arty yells a lot.
* NonActionGuy: Arty
* PunnyName: Arty. AndThatsTerrible.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend
* {{Shinigami}}
* ShrinkingViolet: Tista
* SlasherSmile
* TrojanHorse: Arty is not pleased to find out that his paintings and the artwork are only being used to smuggle drugs to London.
* VigilanteMan: Tista is the young girl version.
* VitriolicBestBuds: [[http://www.onemanga.com/Tista/2/06/ Arty's friends.]]
* WhenSheSmiles: Arty notes that she actually looks pretty cute when she smiles.
* WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises: When Tista has {{flashback}}s.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Said when Arty is held at gunpoint
* YouKilledMyFather
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