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[[caption-width-right:164:It's [[RuleOfCool that]] kind of manhwa.]]

->''Witches declare war against people, decimating two thirds of the civilized world. They summon monsters called Supporters and devastate human residences... but why?''

->''The surviving humans gather those with extraordinary powers into an organization dubbed 'Witch Hunter'. Aided by a Jack O Lantern-esque supporter, Tasha Godspell is one of the strongest Witch Hunters around. True to his moniker, The Magic Marksman, Tasha crushes Witches with devastating accuracy -- yet he cannot come to hate them...''

An ongoing {{manhwa}} written and illustrated by Jung-Man CHO. Witch Hunter is equal parts comedy, drama, action, and intrigue, fueled by RuleOfCool and a truly lovable PowerTrio. Despite its epic scope, Witch Hunter favours character dynamics over politics; Tasha and his comrades (and enemies, and in-betweens) spend more screentime interacting than playing MrExposition. Also: Every man is {{Badass}}, every woman a HotLibrarian or CuteWitch, and awesome binds the universe together. You'll find little {{Angst}} here -- unlike that [[WitchHunterRobin other Asian graphic novel about hunting witches]], Jung-Man Cho's title never takes itself ''too'' seriously.

The series has been licensed by SevenSeasEntertainment where it will be released in Ominbus format starting June 2012. And in an unusual move, the translated pages are also being released on [[http://www.witchhuntercomic.com a MWF schedule over at Zoom Comics]].

Here's the [[Characters/WitchHunter character page.]] If you're looking for a trope about a type of character, it's TheWitchHunter.

Not to be confused with ''WitchHunterRobin''.

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This manwha provides examples of:
* AbsoluteCleavage: [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/witch_hunter/v09/c044/17.html Guinevere]], to begin with, then there's Diana and a whole host of witches sporting the look.
* ActionGirl: All the {{Little Miss Badass}}es and then some. Witches fight via supporters, but [[spoiler: Halloween]], Bari and Elmar actually fight hands-on. And in chapter 52, [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome D-Class Visul reveals she's actually a more competent fighter than an A-Class]].]]
* 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.
* ALoveToDismember: Used as a joke in an omake. Two witches suspect Lancelot is a necrophile when Tasha's [[spoiler: severed arm]] falls out of his cloak.
* AllMythsAreTrue: Let's see... We've got characters of Arthurian legends running around, a Chinese dragon, the Greek Moirae, the Hindu goddesses Parvati and Prithvi, an old Korean kingdom in the sky, the Norse god Surtr and a few more references to Norse mythology with Cooga's [[AllThereInTheManual emblem]] and attacks and, of course, [[CaptainObvious witches]].
* AllThereInTheManual: Some volumes include character profiles, which detail everything about the featured characters from height and weight to the author's personal thoughts, as well as Q&A sections giving lots of information about the world and the WH organisation.
* AlmightyJanitor:[[spoiler:Visul]] is more powerful than a squad of elite assassins or a regular A-Class.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Yue is this to both Lee and Xing, for different reasons.
* AnachronismStew: If it's set during the witch-craze, it's likely to be 1400's-1600's, and yes, that means guns and plate-armour. Then again, when one of said guns is a Desert Eagle..The steam train is a little harder to explain...
** WordOfGod has stated that [[{{magitek}} it's all magic running everything, from the lamps to the laptops and cellphones]]. Notice there are pentagrams on most machines and the hair blow-drier is specifically stated by Tasha to have been created by witches.
* ArtEvolution: While maintaining the same proportions, the characters are drawn with somewhat sharper angles towards the sixth volume. Cho himself noted a change in art style on his blog. One Korean blogger put up a chart of [[http://blog.naver.com/tasha0113?Redirect=Log&logNo=90081361539 Tasha's]] face as drawn over the course of several volumes.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: The WH are ranked by strength, with big leaps in power from one rank to the one directly above: D-Class just do paperwork, C-Class are the RedShirtArmy, and S-Classes Eunryuu, Vihyungran and Tania scare the crap out of the A-Class. Also, the Four Great Witches title is decidedly NOT for show, considering that [[spoiler: the highly powered down East can PWN SS-class Vihyungran without too much trouble in addition to being able to scare off Varete]] and doing [[http://www.mangareader.net/333-22814-7/witch-hunter/chapter-5.html this]] in the process.
* AuthorAppeal: To the point the author's editor supposedly warned him against putting too much of his 'personal tastes' into the comic and by 'personal tastes' we mean large breasts. Not that pettanko fans would go disappointed either.)
** For example, compare Visul [[http://www.mangareader.net/witch-hunter/59/2 normal]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/witch-hunter/59/8 visage]], [[http://www.mangareader.net/333-56209-6/witch-hunter/chapter-50.html an S class]] or [[http://www.mangareader.net/witch-hunter/60/12 a simple extra to give you an idea]]; but to be fair, [[http://www.mangareader.net/333-56209-7/witch-hunter/chapter-50.html the]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/333-31397-11/witch-hunter/chapter-18.html men]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/333-22819-4/witch-hunter/chapter-10.html are]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/333-22821-3/witch-hunter/chapter-12.html gorgeous]] [[http://media2.mangavolume.com/images/manga/normal/9/15/44163_971167.jpg too]].
* BackToBackBadasses: Xing and Tarras.
* BadassBoast: Tarras. Even though he, Tasha, and Xing are all A Class WH, he constantly reminds them of his 'superiority'.
* BadassLongcoat: A seemingly standard part of the WH uniform. Custom tailored too.
* BareYourMidriff: Some witches, Halloween, and Prince Yue.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Tasha and Halloween are such jerks to each other ([[{{AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther}} except when they're]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/witch_hunter/v06/c022/2.html not]]), one is led to believe they're the OfficialCouple.
* BigBrotherMentor: Tasha wants none of Xing's friendly guidance. Cho intended Xing to play the role straight, but claimed it gave him an 'awkward, heavy air' and thus reworked his character.
** As of Vol 7, Xing's played this trope straight at least once. His bro, Lee, seems to play the same role towards Lancelot.
* BigBad: The Great Witch of the North
* BigDamnHeroes: Almost everyone at some point and boy are they smug about it.
** One example: [[spoiler:Tarras came to save Visul and, for a moment, rest his ChewToy title. The beating he gave was epic... his gloating no so much.]]
* {{Bishonen}}: Tasha, Tarras, Xing, Yue, Lee Words, Cooga, Lancelot...and everybody else.
* BoobsOfSteel: This is what happens when you mix WorldOfBadass and WorldOfBuxom.
* BreakTheCutie: Becoming a witch didn't do much good for Aria. She is torn between her wish of being with Tasha and the hard facts that what she has done and what she is make it impossible for her to return. It is implied that the corruption from magic power both initiates and prevents this, as the lack of mana resulted in Aria's old personality resurfacing, utterly broken and woobifying her. The exhilaration and mania coming from the power keeps the witches relatively sane. Kinda throws a different light on the [[FridgeHorror witches being kept in Alcatraz]].
** Yue,[[spoiler: Well, Xing]] got broke hard. [[spoiler: He loved his people and yet within a year, someone was trying to kill him. He made peace with his assassin, and over two years were falling in love...and then she gets assassinated.]]
* CainAndAbel: Yue and Lee.
** [[spoiler: now Xing has [[FaceHeelTurn joined]] the "Slap-Yue-Around" game.]]
* TheCaligula: Hint: Do NOT become the emperor of Bailong.
* CallBack: When Tasha sees Tania using her ''Flower of Earth'', destroying the scenery trying to beat Lancelot, he remarks that it's just like "burning down the house just to catch a flea". Later, Tarras, her brother, uses the same technique against a witch, destroying a few houses in the process, and Visul uses that exact same line against him.
* CantCatchUp: Only one of the reasons for the three-way SiblingRivalry between [[BrilliantButLazy Yue]] and his brothers... although 3 years later, Lee's got it scarily good.
* ClothingDamage: Inflicted to Visul in volume 11. (Yue just bypassed that and [[ShirtlessScene shed his coat]] [[{{Fanservice}} himself]].)
* CombatPragmatist: Behold the eternal glory of Tanya [[http://www.mangareader.net/333-50095-6/witch-hunter/chapter-46.html Doberg]]
* CoolShades: Xing's entire collection of eyewear. He's even got spares in his coat! Lee wears similar ones (which they remark upon in an omake, wondering where the other found such cool glasses), Ryuhwan has [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual magical goggles]], and Poine wears aviator/bug goggles.
* CrackFic: A plethora in Korean (and perhaps French.) Vihyunrang/Ryuhwan SlashFic is second only in crack-ness to a Witch Hunter ''cooking contest'' fic.
** Not to mention ''Words/Vihyunrang''.
* CustomUniform: ''[[http://www.mangareader.net/333-31401-4/witch-hunter/chapter-22.html Everyone]]'' has a different uniform... if that makes any sense.
** CustomUniformOfSexy: The female WH have minimini skirts. Also, Xing. [[http://www.mangareader.net/333-31400-22/witch-hunter/chapter-21.html Witness.]] And again, yes, they're all in uniform - just with the coats off.
* {{Cute Witch}}es
* CrystalDragonJesus
* DelayedReaction: [[http://www.mangapanda.com/333-56209-30/witch-hunter/chapter-50.html Tasha spends three panels processing the fact]] [[DudeLooksLikeALady that Merlin is a boy.]] This may seem like HypocriticalHumor on his part, seeing as how several characters have made the same mistake with him, but Merlin is even ''more'' incredibly feminine than he is, having very long hair and wearing robes that make it seem like he has curves.
* DemotedToExtra: Poor Monica's made less than five appearances since her arc ended.
* {{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 in the latest arc, 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]].
* DesignatedGirlFight: As of Vol. 9, [[spoiler:Halloween]] and Aria.
** Any female WH getting to actually fight is going to be this, but chapter 52 notably ends with [[spoiler:Visul]] facing three witches. All odds are in favour of a CurbStompBattle though...
* DestructiveSaviour: Tarras and his [[DishingOutDirt Flower of Earth]], full stop. Then we learn about his older sister and it seems '''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist the Technique has been passed down the DOBERG line for generations!]]'''
* DontYouDarePityMe: One of the reasons [[spoiler:Lee]] hates [[spoiler:Xing aka Yue]] is because [[spoiler:Visul, Yue's servant]] [[EmbarrassingRescue saved him from being killed outside his own doorstep]] for no reason other than [[spoiler:her]] master does not wish for him to die.
* ElementalPowers: Vihyungrang can command the spirits of Earth and Fire.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: This leads to a witch's downfall in Chapter 9 when she tries to convince Monica, now a witch herself, to help her escape. She forgets to take into account that she just spent the last month or so killing villagers [[AndYourLittleDogToo including Monica's best friend.]] Monica tells her to piss off.
* EvilTwin: Xing's got/is one, depending on how you look at it. [[spoiler:Two of them, in fact.]]
* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: Tasha pulls this off very nicely in chapter 12: Ryuhwan has proved very good at dodging bullets, but notices that Tasha ''completely'' missed one particular shot, and looks back to see the bullet has hit his supporter... and gone through its head to hit Tasha's ''real'' target: [[spoiler:one of Halloween's seals.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: Tasha's trying to end Aria's. As of chapter 58, [[spoiler:the real Xing]] has had one. What is with that family?
* {{Fanservice}}: Of all kinds in spades.
* FantasticRacism: Witches versus everyone else, not helped by the witches' most known characteristic of being AxCrazy. Considering [[PsychoLesbian most of the witches are gayer than Christmas,]] one [[FridgeLogic wonders]] about the UnfortunateImplications. ([[JustifiedTrope Though the lesbian part might be just because]] [[OneGenderRace all witches are women]] [[FantasticRacism and they don't like humans either]].)
** By that logic Merlin and Tasha won't have to worry about ever being lonely, since they are [[spoiler: mages]].
** Also, Ryuhwan's entire hat. That guy ''hates'' witches.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Cho makes explicit references to Britain and Arthurian legend around Vol. 6. The Bailong Empire is more-or-less analogous to China.
* [[spoiler:ForWantOfANail: The whole problem with Bailong is that "Yue" is emperor and most of the kingdom wanted Xing to be emperor. [[TwinSwitch Except Xing is "Yue"]] but only [[{{Jerkass}} Xing's father, the former emperor and Xing's other brother Lee]] know that. It goes down hill from there.]]
* GetAholdOfYourselfMan: Xing to Tasha, in a rare moment of non-subverted Big Brother Mentor skillz.
* GodivaHair: Tyrfing
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: Ryu Hwan's seemed to just be [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes cool-looking]] but [[GogglesDoNothing useless]], but chapter 42 revealed they can actually track mana.
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: So far, all the {{evil witch}}es seem to have needlepoint pupils.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Yue and Lee gave each other pretty large ones. Lancelot is also responsible for the one over Gawain's [[EyeScream eye]], apparently.
* GoodWitchVersusBadWitch
* HappinessInSlavery: The Contract of a Supporter's Golden Rule of Loyalty makes them have emotions resembling love for their masters. [[spoiler: Ryu Hwan points out that once Tasha breaks the final seal all the emotions it robs her of will come to the surface and Tasha's own feelings for her will have been the only ones that were real and it will hurt.]]
** [[spoiler: Subverted in that Halloween is content with the false emotions and feels that way with or without them as she feels entitled to him.]]
* HowWeGotHere: Used often, the most mindbreaking example being vol 5, which treated us to a sudden three-chapters long flashback and immediately followed by a flash-forward showing [[spoiler:Tasha with his arm ripped off]]. Then vol 6 picked back up to before the flashback started, and the next three volumes or so show us the long way to getting Tasha in this predicament.
* {{Hot Witch}}es
* IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn: Indirect. When Tarras comes up with a plan to get back at Tasha for all his abuse, Xing gets... really excited at the thought of Tasha [[SexIsViolence getting furious at him]]. Tarras is creeped out.
* ImportantHaircut: All three of the Bailong Princes (also a CloseCallHaircut in one case), which makes things interesting since they're triplets, initially only differentiated by their hairdos.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Must be the reason why there's so few cosplayers...
** The Witches' hats are absolutely ridiculous.
* ImprobableAge: Black Class WH Tasha and his rival Cooga are only sixteen years old. {{Justified|Trope}} since: A) They are in a [[HopelessWar war of extinction against]] [[PhysicalGod witches]] with horrendous level of mortality and B) [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking They are among the most powerful humans alive]], which mean the organization or the human race wouldn't give a damn how young they might be.
* InformedAbility: Both subverted and, erm, inverted, due to NoExportForYou. [[spoiler:Visul]] is revealed to be actually stronger than a Black Class in #52, which was a surprise to most readers... but actually it had been mentioned in the extra character file [[{{Foreshadowing}} a few volumes in advance]]. And #57 makes it straight it again [[spoiler: as for all her reveal, she needed a Black Class to save her... which he does with almost embarrassing ease.]]
** The Blackstar Brothers are A-class hunters. The only time they get to do some Kung Fu action they get utterly destroyed.
* ItRunsInTheFamily: You thought Tarras was bad? Check out Tanya. There's also a case of taking SiblingRivalry too far in the Bailong family, but that's almost FamilyCurse territory... [[spoiler:there's a good chance having 50+ voices in your head makes you a little loopy]].
* IWasJustPassingThrough: Played with when Cooga fries a witch that was threatening Tasha, who of course complains that he didn't need his help. Cooga replies that [[WithFriendsLikeThese he'd actually been aiming to get]] ''[[{{Jerkass}} Tasha]]'' [[WithFriendsLikeThese in the back]], but he missed. Tasha ''dares'' to be shocked when he did the same thing minutes ago.
* KiAttacks: Implied to be the nature of Xing's abilities.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: In chapter 57, a witch is [[spoiler: stabbed in the back]]. She and her friend had just spent the last few chapters [[{{Necromancer}} making zombies of several Witch Hunters]] and [[MegaManning stealing several people's movesets.]]
* KingArthur: [[ZigZaggingTrope Except the "canon" is played with to hell and back.]]
* LampshadeHanging: Visul calls Xing out on his [[HoYay uncanny attraction]] towards Tasha.
* LargeHam: Tarras. [[NotSoDifferent And]] Tania. But mostly Tarras.[[note]][[BerserkButton *Smack!*]] [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Ow.]][[/note]]
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: [[http://img02.nj.us.mangafox.com/store/manga/987/03-012.0/compressed/b22.jpg Played with]] when Ryu Hwan convinces his supporter that boasting a red horn will make him [[ShoutOut three times]] more powerful. Seems like JMC has heard of Char Aznable.
* LittleMissBadass: Loads.
* LivingMacGuffin: Tasha himself is a crucial part in the plans of North, East and Varette. Aria, Diana and Vihyungrang also have a special interest in him.
* LivingShadow - Varete, [[{{Familiar}} her supporter]] ''The Abyss'' is just a shadow. She used it as she was CastingAShadow.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Minor characters, really, but loads all the same.
* MagicSkirt: Everyone's except, notably, [[{{Fanservice}} Visul]]'s.
* MedievalEuropeanFantasy: More or less.
** Also, the [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Empire of Bailong]]. Based of medieval Korea.
** Albion is entirely European, however. Except for the plate armor.
* MeetCute: Tasha and East meet in prison. Monica gets to know Tasha through pick-pocketing.
** Subverted in East's case, she set that up. How is an enigma, though.
* MindRape: Becoming [[TheCaligula the Emperor of Bailong]] involves this.
* MostCommonSuperpower: Generally speaking, if you see a well-endowed woman in this verse, ''run for your lives''.
* MrFanservice: Xing [[BareYourMidriff rarely covers his stomach]].
* MsFanservice: Visul, plus [[EvilIsSexy most of the witches]].
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Tarras and Xing get that a lot. In chapter 10:
---> '''Tasha''': "Monica... ! ... and others."
* MythologyGag: [[WordOfGod The author explains]] in a {{omake}} that the joke about a [[GenderBender feminine Tasha]] is a reference to the fact [[GenderBlenderName Tasha]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was first planned to be a female character]].
* NiceHat: The witches' hats. A witch's hat is the source of her {{mana}}.
** [[HypocriticalHumor Witch-hater]] Cooga wears lots of very nice hats, too. He makes them.
* NotSoStoic: The only thing that seems capable of deeply affecting Words is a good wine.
* NoFourthWall: Tasha takes Tarras down a peg by mentioning he barely did anything until Volume Two.
** Tarras is also called out on the fact that he was just intended to be an extra by Xiao and Myun, which leads him to suspect the author of spreading lies.
* OlderThanTheyLook: East apparently suffered a [[PlotRelevantAgeUp Plot Relevant Age Down]]. Also, witches in general, [[AllThereInTheManual as fully mastering their powers causes them to suddenly look younger and stops their aging.]] (Didn't happen to Monica and Aria because they aren't full-fledged master witches yet.)
* OneOfUs: JMC is a master of Memetic Mutation. Three Times Faster, Objection!, Gaijin Yonkoma...
* PantyShot: Oddly enough, far from as many as you'd expect with the sheer amounts of sexy females in skirts, but still a few - so far, always Visul. Seems her skirt is the only non-[[MagicSkirt magic]] one.
** The amount of panty shots increased dramatically in volume 11 - again mostly [[MsFanservice Visul]], but Myun got a couple, as well.
* PastimesProvePersonality: Subverted, in that the characters' InformedAttribute hobbies seem mismatched with their personalities. For example, the egotistical Tarras is a loving gardener who names his plants and Cooga is a big follower of fashion who makes his own hats.
* PersonalityBloodTypes
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Everyone.
* PhysicalGod: The fourth Witches had shown to be ''beyond'' mortal comprehension in power, being armies unto themselves. Hell, East posses ''Surtr'', The king of the Jötunn, '''Primordial''' of all living flames and deicide extraordinary as her support, for crying out loud.
* PowerLimiter: Tasha and Ryu Hwan, most prominently.
* PosthumousCharacter: Edea Florence. [[spoiler: [[NotQuiteDead Or is she?]]]]
* PlayedForLaughs: Lots of things.
* PowerTrio: Taras (Id), Tasha (Ego), Xing (Superego).
** Or rather, Big Ego (Xing), Bigger Ego (Tasha) and Biggest Ego (Tarras).
* PraetorianGuard: [[http://www.mangareader.net/333-58495-17/witch-hunter/chapter-54.html The Nightcrow of the Bailong's Empire]].
* PsychoSmirk: The witches in general, North in particular. The ones in Bailong even hide it a little behind their huge sleeves.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: We're told the exact age, which is rather rare: [[spoiler:Merlin is 586 years old.]]
* RedBaron: All the high-ranking WH have official aliases relating to their special ability.
* RightfulKingReturns: As announced dramatically in chapter 49.
* RoyallyScrewedUp: The [[CainAndAbel Bailong triplets]] have problems.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: [[spoiler: Halloween]], a.k.a. Princess Mordred. Plus, the royal family of Bailong Empire is raised to be badass.
* RuleOfCool
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: Halloween]].
** [[spoiler: Subverted]] in chapter 50 with [[spoiler: [[UnsettlingGenderReveal Merlin]]]]
* SeriousBusiness: Cooga is more concerned with the fact [[HatDamage Tasha shot through an earflap of his hat]] than the fact [[WithFriendsLikeThese he was aiming for his face]]. Also, Tarras will turn on his teammates in the middle of a fight if his greatness is insulted.
* ShoutOut: Xing, Lee and Yue hilariously reference [[LawyerFriendlyCameo Dragonball]] in a [[http://www.mangatoshokan.com/read/Witch-Hunter/Meep-Scans/19/44 yonkoma]]. Also, the Tasha Truman [[http://www.mangareader.net/333-22820-29/witch-hunter/chapter-11.html Show]].
** [[http://www.mangareader.net/333-31400-16/witch-hunter/chapter-21.html Objection!]]
* SiblingRivalry: Gets ''real bad'' between the Bailong princes, as they're competing for the throne. Between Tanya and Tarras, it's [[CurbStompBattle not really equal rivalry]].
* SlasherSmile: Aria, Cooga, Lee, Tyrfing, Rose and South are all prone to those. Tasha also often has more comical ones, and more seriously [[spoiler: when he removes his limiter and upgrades to S-Class. He sports one as well during his recent battle with Lancelot.]] And of course, it's Halloween's default expression [[spoiler:until the seal is broken, but then Ryuhwan's is there to pick up the slack]]. (After all, what would WH be without a grinning pumpkin ?)
* SlashFic: With the amount of LesYay (and, to a lesser degree, HoYay) in this series, this is inevitable. There are already a few Xing/Tasha fics floating around, though they're written by French and other ESL fans.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Until the first three profile pages were scanlated, most of the English fandom misspelled Tasha's surname, Tarras' first name, and Xing's full name.
** Often the result of the translators not getting mythological and/or cultural references. For instance, the Doberg family worships an Earth deity which has been referred to as "Fribity" in the French publication and "Prevhiti" in English scanlations. It just might actually be the Hindu goddess Prithvi. Aria's supporter is known as "Isis" (as in the Egyptian goddess) or "Aegis" (some sort of weapon/shield in Greek mythology), with the latter making more sense. (It should be noted that translating names from Korean isn't as easy as it looks... though apparently that doesn't explain how Prithvi was translated into Fribity.)
* {{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...
* SubordinateExcuse: ''Strongly'' hinted at between Visul and Xing, [[spoiler: that is, Yue. She's actually an absurdly good fighter and only stays a D-Class so that she can keep an eye on him. Chapter 52 shows she'll go to ''great'' lengths [[MamaBear to keep Yue's secret,]] and chapter 54 shows she ruthlessly killed a dozen men to save Lee solely because Yue wanted Lee to survive.]]
** 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
* TakeAThirdOption: Does [[spoiler: Tasha give up Halloween and train under Merlin]] or [[spoiler: Get arrested for disobeying an order]]? Neither, he [[spoiler: quits the WH]].
* 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.
* TedBaxter: Surprisingly subverted with Tarras. While he has [[SmugSnake a]] [[ItsAllAboutMe massive]] [[UpperClassTwit ego]] and is the end of [[ButtMonkey most]] [[ComedicSociopathy accidents]], he has [[InsufferableGenius demonstrated]] to be ''actually'' a [[CharacterizationMarchesOn superb]] warrior and had [[BigDamnHeroes singlehandedly]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beaten]] extremely powerful witches over and over again [[spoiler: like his fight in Chapter 57]]. The {{BadassBoast}}s make everyone in-universe hate him but they're completely justified.
* TheChainsOfCommanding: Invoked by Yue as the reason [[ReluctantRuler he'd rather leave the throne to his brothers]].
* TheFaceless: North and Edea Florence [[spoiler: until chapter 31, anyway.]]
* TheMole: As of Vol. 9, we're still unsure whether or not [[spoiler: Words]] is TheMole or a DoubleAgent. [[spoiler:Eunryu seems to be this, what with being an S-Class WH ''and'' North's henchman]].
* TheStoic: Words Blondy von Worth [[GratuitousEnglish (yes, really)]] hasn't smiled on-screen to date.
* ThemeNaming
** [[ThemeTwinNaming Theme Triplet Naming]]: The Bailong princes Lee, Yue and Xing are Sun, Moon and Star, respectively.
* TriggerHappy: Tasha. Ryuhwan on a slightly lesser degree, but his first reaction to people sneaking up on him is still aiming his gun at them, ''then'' look surprised.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Tania initially calls Tasha "Miss Godspell", which Cooga of course finds hilarious. [[spoiler: That's because only females are supposed to have a mana source in their body.]] The official French translation adds the sexual-orientation issue and even more hilarity by having Tania call Tasha a flirty (and feminine-only) word for "[[LesYay my cutie]]". Just a little later, [[spoiler: Merlin]] drops one on Tasha [[spoiler: by revealing he's in the same situation]].
** DudeLooksLikeALady: Very much so in the latter case.
* 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).
* WalkingShirtlessScene: While he doesn't go entirely shirtless, Xing's post-uniform upgrade outfit shows off his abs and biceps ([[GoodScarsEvilScars and scar]]). Fanservice at its finest!
* WebFirst: Only for the english release: As mentioned before, the story has been partially uploaded to Zoom Comics before the Omnibus came out.
* WhamLine: Volume 11 ends on [[spoiler: ''Badass Emperor Xing'', fresh as a rose, easily stopping the deathmatch between his two brothers... and grabbing Yue by the throat.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Xing''']]: I wouldn't dare to leave this world [[spoiler: [[CainAndAbel before I killed you with my own hands, Yue...]]]]
** Don't forget the end of volume 12 when [[spoiler: Tasha decides what to do about giving up Halloween]]:
-->[[spoiler: '''Tasha''']]: I will [[spoiler: [[RageQuit quit WH]]]].
* WhatTheHellHero: Tasha ''is'' this trope. Tarras also routinely destroys villages while on mission; Xing often calls them both out on it.
* WhipItGood: Tanya apparently owns a whip... or maybe Tarras was being overdramatic, but somehow I doubt that.
* WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou: In chapter 52, [[spoiler: Lee tells Yue he's responsible for the Bailong Empire being destroyed, thus ruining Xing's life, and in general it's all Yue's fault Lee ended up killing Xing. Worst thing? Judging from Yue's reaction, [[ItsAllMyFault he probably agrees]].]] We got a master ManipulativeBastard here.
** As it turns out, [[FromACertainPointOfView he's not entirely wrong.]][[spoiler: It seems the reason the rebellion happened anyway is because the kingdom and its officials thought Xing was Yue and rebelled because of it.]]
*** [[spoiler: Actually, the rebellion happened because of their Father needing to lure the brothers back.]]
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Tasha routinely shoots his allies. Sometimes just with anaesthetic bullets. Xing gets that particular treatment so much that he's apparently got himself an antidote for the anaesthetics for the times when he [[BlessedWithSuck gets to team up with Tasha]].
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Seems to be what happened to Aria. Magic is stated to take its toll on the human user's mind and body. [[spoiler:Temporarily happens to Tasha in vol 8.]]
---> [[spoiler:"So... this was how Aria was feeling. This ecstasy...!!! '''[[LaughingMad AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!]]]]'''
** Also, ''[[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/witch_hunter/v08/c036/17.html South]]''.
* WorfEffect: A staple of this series, which is used to show the fact of the matter is that none of the main characters, or even supporting characters are anywhere close to being the best of the best and that there are countless threats out there way more powerful then them.
* WorldOfBadass: Going hand in hand with WorldOfHam, especially when [[LargeHam Tarras and Tania]] are around.
* XMeetsY: D.Gray-Man meets KingArthur plus the FantasyKitchenSink. With extra [[RuleOfFunny lulz.]]
* {{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.]]
* YaoiFangirl: In one omake yonkoma, the author's assistant comments on a very LesYay picture and suggests doing another one, but with guys. She then starts listing possible yaoi pairings, to the author's annoyance.
* {{Yonkoma}}: Jung-Man Cho treats us to a funny one the end of every chapter.
** Recently, they're just regular {{Omake}}.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: And purple hair, and silver hair, and pink hair...

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