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''[[http://www.magickchicks.com/ Magick Chicks]]'' is a SpinOff {{webcomic}} of the series ''Webcomic/EerieCuties''. The series focuses on three witches known as the Hellrune Coven: Melissa Hellrune, Jacqui Brightmoon, and Cerise Darkshade, who are "volunteered" to transfer to a new high school after the three were caught using (or at least trying to use) a forbidden magic artifact (you can read the story arc from the start [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/%28chapter_9%29_big_girls_do_not_cry here]]).

Once there, they find that 1) Its an all-girls school, 2) while they were queen bees at their old school, this new setting has its own ruling party in the form of the student council who're more than willing to show the three "the ropes," 3) it's led by a very powerful esper who practically has the whole student body under her thumb, and 4) it's a school for monster hunters, and they consider [[FantasticRacism 'witches']] [[OhCrap to be monsters.]]

Say the least, trying to regain their popularity is the least of their worries.

It's co-written by both Gisele Legace (who originally did the art) and Dave Zero1, with inks (and other inputs) by [[{{SPRINGIETTE}} Shouri]]. As of February '12, the full art duties had been picked up by Cassandra Wedeking, who had worked on Webcomic/EvilDiva, but duties returned to Shouri in May '14, leaving Cassandra to work only on Webcomic/DangerouslyChloe.

Updated Tuesdays and Fridays

Now has a [[Characters/MagickChicks character page.]]

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!!''Magick Chicks'' provides the following tropes:

* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: Justified, since they're all either [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/statistically_unlikely psychically empowered, or badass normals]], and their president happens to be the most powerful esper in the academy's history. Which is why [[spoiler: Cerise's first move in taking over the school, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/girls_who_resisted was to get rid of them.]]]]
* ActionGirl: Applies to all but a few of the girls at Artemis, who range from [[BadassNormal badass normals]], to psychically/magically empowered, all of whom, are being trained to hunt monsters.
** WorldOfActionGirls: A given, considering [[ImprobablyFemaleCast the cast]] and the setting being at an AllGirlSchool for monster hunters in training.
* AllGirlSchool: Artemis Academy is girls only, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/not_seeing_any_boys much to the Hellrune Coven's disappointment.]]
* AllWitchesHaveCats:
** Mostly averted with the Hellrune Coven, but Melissa herself has one. [[spoiler:Later, after Mel finally saves the cat of the little girl who'd been after Mel about that...then told by the little girl as she vanishes, "Sorry, but that's not my kitty..That's ''your'' kitty!", she ends up with a second cat, which tries and fails to flirt with the first]]. Jacqui is shown to have taken in one of Cerise's magicked puppies.
* AlphaBitch: Faith is introduced as Artemis Academy's StudentCouncilPresident, the most powerful esper in its history, ''and'' the most popular girl on campus. Whereas Melissa begins as a former 'queen bee' from [[EerieCuties Charybdis Heights]], who's determined to regain her old status, by overthrowing Faith.
* AmbiguouslyBi: Jacqui and Cerise, based on comments from ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'' -- boy-crazy Jacqui, after Layla kissed [[GenderBender male]] Melissa just as she turned back, was obsessed with hearing how it felt to kiss another girl, and Cerise's first reaction to Melissa's plan to seduce Layla was "she's too stuck up for my tastes," and to finding out they were at an all-girls school, "we're gonna have to become lesbians!"
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Dusk, to Tiffany.
* AttackofThe50FootWhatever: In her [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/most_unorthodox nightmare]] CuteWitch MagicalGirl Melissa is taunted by Faith, Jacqui, Cerise, and Layla after "Miss Hekate" calls her out for being "most unorthodox." The BIG Capper? A Not-So-Little-Anymore Girl has a Not-That-Little Matter of her cat to deal with Mel about.
* ArtShift: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/i_am_not_following_you Since this strip.]]
* AwesomeMcCoolname: The names of the girls in the Hellrune Coven, Melissa Hellrune, Jacqui Brightmoon and Cerise Darkshade. Justified because being a witch seems to be InTheBlood, and thus it makes sense for families to take on "witchy" names.
* BadBoss: The principal of Charydbis shows some signs of this, dismissing out of hand Mel's statements about Tiffany, and yelling at them in general if they seemed to question anything.
** Chapter 16 ("To the Spoiled Goes the Victory") has Cerise be one to Skye as Hekate hasn't formally made Cerise the new leader of the Coven (mainly because Mel's soul hadn't crossed the Styx--which meant Mel was dead).
* TheBeard: Inverted with Cerise and Callie; Cerise is using Callie in order to pretend to be a lesbian, which is necessary to be popular in the SchoolgirlLesbian-dominated Artemis Academy. Unfortunately, she didn't tell Callie this little detail...no one expects this to end well. [[spoiler: Given Callie has a HeroicBSOD from finding out Cerise was a witch and Cerise teleported Callie, Faith, Jacqui, Tiffany and a few others in an attempt to KillEmAll, that's now a given.]]
* TheBechdelTest: Used in universe as Callie complains about a movie failing it.
* BecomingTheMask: Cerise. Originally she hooks up with Callie to get popular. Then she starts getting...[[WhatIsThisFeeling feelings.]] [[spoiler: And Skye gets some about Cerise too--and has Cerise reply in kind.]]
* BeingGoodSucks: The [[InWhichATropeIsDescribed subtitle]] is "Being good never felt so bad!" The main theme of the comic (albeit PlayedForLaughs). When [[spoiler:Hecate mind controls a pair of students to kill Tiffany and Faith]], Melissa attempts to stop her and ends up [[spoiler:as a MagicalGirl with an embarrassing outfit and a pushy wand]]. Later, when she finally gives in to the little girl's CatUpATree act, [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished she gets an over-sized cat dumped into her care]]. By contrast, Cerise's [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] and [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabbing]] approach to gaining popularity is working out quite well. Some of the ads even lampshade it.
** However, Cerise's more recent situations have shown that approach isn't without their own problems. Using Skye to get closer to Callie led to Skye becoming evil and nearly killing Callie by wolf proxy, [[spoiler: and her recent attempt to dethrone Melissa backfired literally when Mel swatted Cerise's own fireball back at her.]]
* BelligerentSexualTension: Tiffany's opinion of the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Applejack and Rainbow Dash]] [[{{Expy}} expies]]
* BigBad: Chapter 15 has a Cerise with some of Hekate's power become this, with Skye as TheDragon to her (and who has the rest of the power that had to be siphoned off to stabilize Cerise).
* BigDamnHeroes: Tiffany shows up to try to covertly get the Hellrune Coven out of their first encounter with Faith and her followers.
** Well, as covertly as [[WithCatlikeTread possible when using a miniature robotic smoke bomb and carrying the three off in a full run...]]
** Tiffany pulls an even bigger one after Faith nearly gets herself killed in a fight she instigates with [[Webcomic/EerieCuties Layla!]] Tiffany saves Faith, but couldn't bring herself to stake Layla either. So she TakesAThirdOption by [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/a_superhero taking the bullet]] for Faith in order to save both. Not only does she succeed, it causes Faith to [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/official_girlfriend fall in love with her!]]
** Melissa gets one of her own, by saving Faith and Tiffany from a pair of possessed students, during which, [[spoiler: she's revealed to be a MagicalGirl!]]
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Melissa, Jacqui and Cerise respectively [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hellrune_Coven_7777.jpg as seen here.]]
** Later, this initial TerribleTrio with Melissa is replaced with BeautyBrainsandBrawn with Melissa as the Beauty, Sandi the Brains and Tandy (the Ninja Club's captain) as Brawn.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: When the intruder alarm is sounded, Jacqui asks "Wuh-wuh-what's invading us?! Terrorists? Hipsters? Hipster Terrorists?!!!"
** Also, Melissa's about [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/that_justice_bug to throw up... and pass out... and pass out throwing up]].
* BreakTheHaughty: The transfer was meant as a form of this. Considering Melissa meeting Faith, time will tell how this goes.
** Rain's defeat by Mel without magick use could be another one.
** Mel's recent EerieCuties appearance has her going through TrainingFromHell with Tiff again, and she's bemoaning that she hates the Wand, Tiff, and being at a school without boys (which she laments as she realizes how much she missed that part).
* BroughtDownToNormal: Mel, Jacqui and Cerise used to being the queens of the school's social circle; unfortunately their new classmates didn't get the memo -- and more unfortunately, they've completely forgotten how to earn their places as said queens, being used to everyone just giving them the respect and admiration they've taken for granted.
* ButICantBePregnant: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/pickles_and_ice_cream The punchline of this strip.]] HyperSpaceIsAScaryPlace indeed. Does the craziest magical stuff to you.
** [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even]] [[EvilOverlord Evil Overlords]] SharingABody [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot with their]] [[ArchEnemy Arch-Enemies]] [[InterruptedSuicide and Were Just About]] [[DrivenToSuicide to Hang Themselves]] [[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion Avoid Abortion]]: [[ForegoneConclusion Of course they did.]] Otherwise, it would mean that [[spoiler: the main character of the series would've been]] DeadAllAlong.
* CanadaEh: It's rarely mentioned, but the series is set somewhere in Canada.
** Specifically, Thornhill, Ontario
* CatapultNightmare: Mel in the first strip after dreaming that she was a [[MagicalGirl Magic]] [[{{Meido}} Maid]]. And [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/most_unorthodox recently]] when she falls asleep after being unable to remove her CuteWitch MagicalGirl outfit. [[spoiler: Though the second time that NOT-so-little-girl might have had something to do about that...]]
* CatUpATree:
** A situation Mel finds herself dealing with more than once. [[spoiler:There are hints that this is some sort of SecretTestOfCharacter relating to the wand]].
** A more physically-trained Mel finally rescue the cat...[[spoiler:then gets told the cat's hers now by the vanishing little girl.]]
* CerebusSyndrome: This comic has been DarkerAndEdgier than Webcomic/EerieCuties since day one, but since chapter 14, the storyline has turned significantly darker, with [[spoiler: Cerise's ascent to BigBad, Jacqui and the student council being MIA and presumed dead, and a suicide attempt from [[TwoBeingsOneBody Anastasia/Dakota when they were merged]]]], among other things.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: By default, humans in the story verse are about as strong and tough as they are in the real world. But with training, it is possible for anyone to accomplish feats that would be super human for us.
* ChekhovsGun:
** [[spoiler: The girl from Mel's dream at the beginning of the comic winds up helping her break out of Faith's mind tricks.]]
** [[spoiler: And then later appears before Faith to reveal what's going on and give her a pep talk.]]
* ChildhoodFriends: Mel and Jacqui.
* ClothingDamage: The hazing and Ash's fight. The latter led to a ShirtlessScene.
* ComedicUnderwearExposure: How Faith initiates the Hellrune Coven to the school.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: How Mel reacted when she recognized Cerise's Starscreaming expression. The punishment? Fifties hair.
** Relatedly, when an Esper student wonders why she should answer a question from a 'Magic Cadet', Mel replies, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/touch_of_blonde "Because I know a spell that accelerates hair growth! Only I won't use it on your head!"]]
* CooldownHug: Tiffany uses one to [[spoiler: allow Layla to feed on her, to bring her out of her bloodlust.]]
* {{Crossover}}: One major crossover even with ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'' already, and characters from both appear in the other.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: The Hellrune Coven may consist of stereotypical high school girls, but based on the spell Cerise fried Dusky with and the spell Mel cast that (accidentally) dropped Tiffany in one shot chances are good all three of them could handle themselves in a fight.
** Jacqui has proved her competence. [[spoiler: She cast a spell that cause Sandi to see her greatest desire (Faith naked) to leave her indisposed then disguised herself as Sandi, and a tree as herself. The end result is her esper opponent flying head on into said tree and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Sandi naked and dry humping a different tree.]]]]
** In tune with the core CMHB trope, Tiff might be a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, but she seems to have some genuine skills and knowledge in there.
** The "moron" part of this word is debatable, but Cerise is a competent summoner. Too bad the fans are more concerned with her getting her LaserGuidedKarma to care right now.
** And finally we have Melissa who caused [[spoiler: a level nine magical event, which has the Artemis staff a little on edge.]] News of it left their normally calm composed teacher at a near loss for words.
** Mel even took on Rain without using magick ''and won''.
* CurseCutShort: Melissa becomes exasperated and almost uses the "f" word when [[spoiler: the wand uses [[CarebearStare Friendship & Rainbows]] to stop Ash and Dio from fighting.]]
** Dakota when [[spoiler: stabbing Anastasia in the back with a magical sword she was certain would kill her didn't.]] Shortly after [[spoiler: it's Anastasia's turn when she gets distracted by Melissa, looks away, and looks back only to find herself staring down the barrel of Dakota's magically charged flintlock. She only has enough time to get out "Oh sh--" before Dakota shoots her in the face. Twice.]]
* CutenessProximity: Tiffany can get distracted by this.
* {{Cute Witch}}es: Indeed. Personality-wise, though. [[spoiler:[[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/one_of_those_magical_girls When Mel activates the wand]], her new MagicalGirl outfit is classic CuteWitch.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]], but this comic is noticeably more dramatic than ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'', with less gag-related humor and an over-arching story-line.
* DeathGlare: Mel tries one on Faith, only to have Faith deflate it.
* DefeatEqualsExplosion: Lampshaded with some sarcasm in [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/sexy_monster_ladies this strip.]]
* DelayedCausality: Clothing damage often shoes a few seconds after the damage has been done.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "I, Tiffany Winters, am Tiffany Winters!"
* DisproportionateRetribution:
** At the start of the comic, Melissa has a dream helping a little girl [[CatUpATree get a cat out of a tree]] with her with her magic. She was ''horrified'' upon awakening. When she faces a similar situation on the way to her new school, she responds by making the tree grow.
--->'''Cerise:''' Mel?! That was '''mean!''' Even for '''you!'''\\
'''Melissa:''' I'll explain later.
** [[spoiler:Then again, [[SecretTest the entire incident was staged]].]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/d/20110517.html Mel forgets]] Ash is the enemy. Jacqui glomps the guy.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: When forcefully combined into one person and the resulting clash of moralities and personalities occured the only thing Dakota and Anastasia could agree on was to kill themselves. The thing that stopped them once they had the noose around their neck was noticing the early signs of, and confirming, their being pregnant with Melissa.]]
* DynamicEntry: Tiffany enters and exits with a smoke bomb when she's doing the MMAA thing.
* EmptyPilesOfClothing: Melissa's parents swear to protect her--and then suddenly, this trope happens to them.
* EnemyMine: Tandy and Sandi have more or less adopted this stance with regard to [[spoiler: Mel being their new student council president, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/the_other_half even though she's half witch.]]]] Because they need her in order to save Artemis [[spoiler: from Cerise]] and [[spoiler: Melissa]] can't save the school without their help.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: [[invoked]] From ''Webcomic/EerieCuties''. Fan reaction to just [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/d/20100224.html their first appearance]] was so strong that [[http://www.pixietrixcomix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=409&p=232977#p232843 the author's felt there was no question that there would be a spinoff.]]
--> '''Giz:''' Fairly quick. We saw that there was an immediate interest in them when we posted the chapter break image for "See no evil." They hadn't even spoken, and the interest was there.
* EveryoneIsBi: At least to some degree. Or gay. [[spoiler:It has been implied to be the result of Faith's subconscious connection to the school, remaking it in her image]].
* EvilCostumeSwitch: When BrainwashedAndCrazy by [[spoiler:Cerise, the Artemis Academy students' uniforms are given an inverted color scheme, resulting in a mostly black outfit. When Melissa uses the Wand to restore one of them to normal, the color scheme also returns to normal.]]
* EvilVersusEvil: {{Subverted}}, since neither Faith or Melissa are actually evil. The former's a [[SmugSuper smug]] [[AlphaBitch super-alpha bitch]], while the latter is a former 'queen bee' with [[ItsAllAboutMe an entitlement complex.]] [[spoiler: Faith has undergone a fair amount of improvement since then, and has been shown to be [[AFatherToHisMen a "mother" to her girls.]] While Mel's stil [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/quite_popular a work in progress.]]]]
** Cerise, on the other hand, [[spoiler: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/search_every_inch is shaping up to be the comic's first real villain.]]]]
* {{Expy}}: Several
** From Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer, we have Tiffany Winters (of Buffy Summers herself); time will tell if Dusky (Tiff's brother) is really an expy of Dawn (Buffy's sister), or just a minor character with a bit of a pun in his name.
** From RanmaOneHalf, we have Ash, of Ranma himself. His sister is one of female Ranma.
** From WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic, we have the whole Mane Six: Chastity of Rarity, Skye of Fluttershy, Rosie of Pinkie Pie, and, [[AllThereInTheManual according to the tags]], Rain of Rainbow Dash, AJ (later [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/stupid_melissa_wondergirl revealed]] to be short for "Abby Jo") of Applejack and Sparkle of Twilight Sparkle
* EyesAlwaysShut: Melissa's [[spoiler: unwanted and underappreciated]] pet cat, Mow.
* {{Fangirl}}: Sandi to Faith. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/she_looks_out_for_us As shown later]], though, [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe there's a reason for this]].
* {{Fanservice}}: This is a spinoff of ''Webcomic/EerieCuties''.
** The first story arc includes [[spoiler:the three having their skirts shot off]].
** [[RanmaOneHalf Ranma]] {{expy}} Ash getting his shirt 'cut' off helping give some balance.
** And then Faith tips the scale back for the male audience by seemingly [[AnAstralProjectionNotAGhost projecting herself]] nude[[note]][[SceneryCensor save for some strategically placed maple leaves]], in commemoration of Canada Day[[/note]] onto the schoolyard, unnoticed by all except Sandi. Which turns out to be [[spoiler: an illusion created by one of Jacqui's glamour spells, which causes whoever it's cast on to see their deepest desire]].
*** Averted by the use of ModestyShorts by Rain in her duel with Mel, though as a physical combatant, it would make a lot of sense for her too.
** FairySexy: After being shrunk out of her clothes, Melissa turned herself into a pixie. BarbieDollAnatomy strikes again, of course.
* FantasticRacism: The students at Artemis Academy seem to ascribe to the belief that all monsters are [[ChaoticEvil inherently evil]] and are trained to hunt and kill them.
* FatalFlaw: This applies to several characters:
** Faith is extraordinarily gifted, very powerful, extremely popular, and is so hot that even her enemies lust after her. As you can imagine, she's dangerously self-confident and [[SmugSuper has a pretty big ego.]] It eventually gets deflated. See the ThisCannotBe entry on her character sheet.
** Rain underestimates her opponents, like in Melissa's case, where she was certain she could defeat her so long as she didn't give her time to cast any spells. And wound up flat on her back, seconds later. She's also a SoreLoser, as evidenced when she makes a show of challenging Mel to a rematch in front of the entire school. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/you_got_lucky Except that didn't work out for her either.]]
** Cerise schemes and connives, but often [[DidntThinkThisThrough fails to plan ahead in case things go wrong.]] Made worse by the fact that she [[GenreBlindness doesn't seem to learn from past mistakes.]]
* FishOutOfWater: The Hellrune Coven is accustomed to becoming popular by impressing boys. When they end up in an all girls school, they don't have a clue on how they are going to rise up the social ladder.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Suddenly [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/wildly_out_of_character Skye's comments]] have a [[GenderReveal lot more weight to them]].]]
* FriendlyEnemy: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/d/20110506.html Ash]] seems good-natured. Then again, he's from [[SpearCounterpart Apollo Academy]] across the street, rather than a 'monster.'
* {{Glamour}}: Jacqui's specialty.
* TheGlomp: Jacqui does it to Ash, complete with the UnsoundEffect "GLOMP!"
* HereditaryCurse: All of the monster races, which are classified as "cryptids", possess blood cursed with an evil taint. This is why the monster hunters [[FantasticRacism consider all of them to be evil]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard:
** Exactly what happens to Tiffany, when her "backup plan" blows up in her face. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/a_backup_plan Literally.]]
** Cerise gets defeated by Mel deflecting her own fireball back at her. The worst part being, [[ThisIsGonnaSuck she knew she was screwed]] when it happened.
* HotForTeacher: Jacqui will go to any length to get some time with Mr. Delatorre.
* HotTeacher: The aforementioned Mr. Delatorre.
** And Madamoiselle Lepommier.
* HowDoYouLikeThemApples: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/d/20110701.html Faith while offering a 'treat' to Sandi.]]
** And Faith [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/your_president_needs_you takes an]] "immersive lesson" with Madamoiselle Lepommier. BilingualBonus in "Le Pommier" means "The Apple Tree" in French.
* IdeaBulb: Parodied with Cerise's; her's is [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/forbidden_magicks eco-friendly]].
* IdiotBall: Invoked, on occasion; usually as a result of one of the characters flaws, or RuleOfFunny.
* ImplausibleDeniability: The Mysterious Masked Academy Avenger (aka Tiff) runs on this, due to the PaperThinDisguise.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: An Esper and member of the sewing club uses a giant sewing needle as a fencing foil. It matches the giant spool of thread on her back.
* IncomingHam: As befitting a being of her stature:
-->'''Hekate: ''DAUGHTERS! May those that have wronged you beware my wr-''''' Oh... It's you. What is it this time? [[MundaneUtility Your lip gloss the wrong color again?]]\\
'''Melissa:''' [[SeriousBusiness That was an emergency!]]
* IncompatibleOrientation:
** Cerise and Callie...not that Callie knows.
** And Cerise's last two boyfriends turned out to be gay. Though Mel [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/like_dating_a_guy claims that]] this was ''because'' Cerise dated them (and did a number on them to make them gay):
--->'''Mel:''' They made such a cute couple afterward. I guess they bonded over the trauma of dating you.
*** Apparently [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/get_ahold_of_yourself it's something of a trend]] for her.
** Recent indications are that [[spoiler:Cerise is bi (she was really, ''really'' into kissing Callie) and Callie is either straight or just finds the idea of having someone into her really awkward. Likewise, Skye didn't mind the short kiss Cerise gave her, either, so possibly Cerise might becoming more acceptable with being bi.]]
* InstantSeduction:
** This appears to be one of Faith's esper powers to some kind of extent based off how Tiff ended up having to [[http://www.magickchicks.com/d/20110412.html very suddenly snap herself back to reality]] after Faith began to sweet talk her. She's obviously doing something to affect Tiff's train of thought and this would certainly explain Sandi's behavior. But it may be relevant to ask why Tiffany has "LesYay tendencies". Did she behave the way she did with Layla because Faith has been conditioning her to behave that way when dealing with a powerful, attractive female?
** [[spoiler: Mel seems just as susceptible to it when Faith really concentrates on her; Faith doesn't appear to have much difficulty removing a target's inhibitions to make it fairly easy to do what she wants with them.]]
** [[spoiler: [[Webcomic/EerieCuties Layla]]]] likens being around Faith to being on a sugar buzz.
* InterserviceRivalry: Artemis Academy is divided into 3 different specialties: The [[PsychicPowers Esper Collective]], The [[FunctionalMagic Magic Cadets]], and The [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Combat Corps]]. The Esper Collective looks down on the Magic Cadets, and the Combat Corps do not take kindly when one of their own coaches a Magic Cadet in their field.
* JerkAss: Mel is still ''thinking'' like the AlphaBitch, despite the new school, although she may grow out of this. [[SmugSnake Faith]] seems to be a BitchInSheepsClothing variant of this, hazing all three girls on their first day for no readily apparent reason and smirking the whole time.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Faith and Tiffany may be two of the toughest girls at Artemis Academy, but they still know when it's best to haul ass.
-->'''Tiffany:''' [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/the_motion_carries Ms. President, I vote we run.]]\\
'''Faith:''' The motion carries.
* LaResistance: The Ninja Club are the only hold-outs, following [[spoiler: Cerise's takeover of the Academy and have managed to capture Skye, with [[TheMole Rain]] [[ImpersonationGambit acting as a stand-in]] to undermine Cerise's authority.]]
* MagicalGirl:
** Melissa had a nightmare where she was one. See DisproportionateRetribution's first example.
** [[spoiler: And then in a long expected twist, it turns out it wasn't just a nightmare. She really is a magical girl.]]
** Musical Starlight [[spoiler: aka Dakota]]
* MeaningfulName: Callista "Deadeye" Archer is an archer with ImprobableAimingSkills.
* MemoryGambit: [[spoiler:The Hellrune coven was sent to Artemis Academy by the principal of Charybdis High school to spy on the monster hunters, not just to punish them. Part of their cover involved erasing their memories of their actual mission until it was time for them to report.]]
* TheMole: Subverted. There actually is a mole, but he's harmless. The real leak is Faith's habit of talking in her sleep. [[spoiler: Not so subverted with Mel, Cerise, and Jacqui, who are all unwitting Charybdis High School sleeper agents.]]
** ReverseMole: [[spoiler: With an EmergencyImpersonation, "Skye" is revealed to be working with the Ninja Club. The real Skye was captured, stripped, bound and gagged.]]
* MomentKiller: Sandi ruining Faith's BreakingSpeech moment with Mel.
* MundaneUtility: It seems that at least on one occasion that the (Goddess?) Hekate was [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/oh_it_is_you summoned by Mel to fix lip gloss.]] [[SeriousBusiness It was an emergency]], after all.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/want_some_waffles Brooke's face]] when Cerise thanks her for her dating advice says it all.
* NewMeat: The Hellrune Coven [[http://www.magickchicks.com/d/20110225.html seems]] to be, based on how things go.
* NoodleIncident: Why Toby is upset with Cerise.
-->'''Cerise:''' You're not still mad about last time are you? It was only a tiny volcano!
* NiceJobFixingItVillain:
** Melissa was loyal to you before you saw the wand, then what did you do? You went ballistic and shrank her down. It happened to be where pixie dust was, too. Well, it wasn't like turning Mel into a pixie would bypass the PowerIncontinence problem she had that forced the wand to be separated from her, right? Or turn her into a CuteWitch MagicalGirl, Right? It did Both AND put Mel's loyalties to you in jeopardy in the process too?!? [[RuleofThree Whoops...]]
** Faith and Callie's ComedicUnderwearExposure trick prevented a VanHelsingHateCrime by interrupting Melissa just as she was about to announce that they were witches to the entire student body at a school assembly.
* NotHimself: Skye after listening to a mysterious voice and going through a doorway. Before she was rather timid and gentle. But upon crashing a party thrown for Callista, she's voluptuous and threatening (if only in a playful way).
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Jacqui had been shown using simple glamors and such until her duel (save only for one point apparently charging up an offensive spell). Then she goes and shows that illusions can be quite useful in combat.
* NotWearingPantsDream: Melissa has a dream where she's about to present a report in front of the class in her underwear. She does not mind though, until she changes into a MagicalGirl outfit, which she finds really embarrassing.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Jacqui is showing signs of this. The fact that no one (not even the fans) can really tell how true it is might just go to show you how good she is at it.
* OhCrap: Cerise's face is full of this [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/ow_ow_ow as she hears the MMAA standing behind her.]] Mel also realizes it when she finds [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/you_stupid_school the power she drew from the school]] overwhelms her. Faith [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/this_kind_of_power has it]] when she sees Mel suddenly become a mindless force of destructive energy with Mel not being conscious enough to respond.
* PantyShot: Considering the shortness of those skirts, not too surprising. Given that the main characters are a couple of years older than most of the EC cast, the artists may feel a bit more free to do this.
* PetTheDog: Faith has generally been portrayed as a SmugSuper with [[GreyAndGreyMorality questionable moral boundaries]] [[spoiler: When Melissa taps into the school's power and it goes out of control, however, Faith seems genuinely concerned for her well-being. Though she swipes the wand and forfeits the match to conceal the theft, once she's sure Mel is safe.]]
** When Mel wakes up in the infirmary, Jacqui and Cerise are there, and seem to be genuinely glad that she's better.
** Faith got another one by tending to Tiffany, following [[spoiler: the Layla incident.]] The conversation afterward was rather candid for a manipulative young woman like Faith and seems to suggests her new found respect and attraction to Tiffany are genuine.
* PoolEpisode: Starting [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/a_bad_reason here]].
* PortalDoor: [[spoiler:[[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/lots_of_friends Skye gets lured into one]]]].
* PostModernMagik: Traditionally, sacrifices to Hecate include meat or live dogs and lambs. Nowadays, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/my_favorite she'll take designer clothing instead]].
** When Cerise takes over Artemis Academy, Chastity is made High Priestess and her Sewing Club has worked to get the "finest works of haute couture" for Hekate. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/quite_inspired Which pleases Hekate to no end.]]
* ReflexiveResponse: Mel judo-flipping Rain without thinking.
* RejectionAffection: Mild subversion in MagickChicks, which began with [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/eat_you_up Faith hitting on Tiffany]], who ''was'' resistant to her advances. But, ever since the [[spoiler: [[EerieCuties Layla]]]] incident, and the attack from [[spoiler: Hecate]], they've [[RescueRomance segued]] from this trope, to [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]], to full-blown [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/official_girlfriend will they]] or [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/take_things_slow won't they?]]
* TheRival: Cerise occasionally reminds us she's TheStarscream to Melissa. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/d/20110527.html This]] may mean Mel is now actively out to beat Faith.
* RoofHopping: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/what_friends_do Used by Tiff.]] And she got a Wand-controlled Mel to join her (though this is Tiff thinking Mel's good enough she's doing it in her sleep).
* RunningGag: The whole little girl and the cat in the tree, comes to a head [[spoiler: when she winds up meeting her in real life. Mel decides to finally just get the cat down from the tree...only for the "girl" to fade away and leave her stuck with the cat.]]
* SceneryCensor: Onscreen nudity is kept to a minimum. In what few instances there are, the comic maintains its PG-13 rating by cleverly concealing all naughty bits with foreground objects, the [[GodivaHair characters hair]], or [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/not_weird speech balloons.]]
* SchoolgirlLesbian: Cerise is convinced that this will be their fate in this all-girls school; given the wink one of the girls gives her while she says it, she might already have an admirer.
** Sandi has a galaxy-sized crush on Student Council President, Faith.
** The splash page for [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/dating_games_-_chapter_5 Chapter 5]] shows that there seem to a large number of lesbian couples at the school.
** There seems to be very few actual lesbians, but a ''lot'' of bisexuality. Except for the coven lampshading it on their first arrival, this is treated as wholly unremarkable.
** Skye is hinted with potential to be one, especially after taking in excess Evil to save Cerise.
* SexyDiscretionShot: Invoked while Faith and her boyfriend, Ash, are making out in the park. In [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/stop_teasing the first panel, here]], his thumb is [[spoiler: hooked in the waistband of her panties, pulling them partway down]]. The next scene shows them [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/self-involved getting dressed.]]
* SharedUniverse: With ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'', ''Webcomic/DangerouslyChloe'', ''Webcomic/VampireCheerleaders'', and ''Webcomic/ParanormalMysterySquad''.
** However, they're clearly fictional in ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' with with Gary buying a Nina [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/body_pillow Nina body pillow]] from Giselle and Dave at an anime convention with some disturbingly good Mel and Jacqui cosplayers. ,
* ShipperOnDeck: When word gets around that Cerise asked Callista out one gossiper says she's "shipping those two so hard."
* ShirtlessScene: Based on all the [[{{squee}} squealing girls]], [[http://www.magickchicks.com/d/20110513.html this fight]] just got a ''lot'' more entertaining.
* ShoutOut: [[ShoutOut/MagickChicks Has its own page]].
* SlapSlapKiss: Faith and Ash from the looks of it.
** Yep. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/d/20110517.html Definitely]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/d/20110524.html Slap Slap Kiss.]]
* SlasherSmile: Tiff in the FantasticRacism example.
** Cerise [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/goodie_two_shoes gives a couple noteworhty ones]] [[spoiler:once she's DrunkOnTheDarkSide.]]
* SlutShaming: Faith calls Tiffany out on this, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/enjoying_the_perks while they're at the spa.]] Also counts as a mild [[WhatTheHellHero what the hell hero moment]], since Tiffany is the school's resident superhero.
* SmoochOfVictory: Played with as not only was Faith not the hero this time around, but she has to go fishing for it. Regardless, once she does [[spoiler: Tiffany]] does so with no resistance. Cue the collective "D'aaaaaaaw" from the majority of the fans.
* SoftGlass: Ash tries to pull up a HighDiveEscape (though he doesn't fully escape, with Faith {{Flash Step}}ping ahead of him). Given his [[RanmaOneHalf Ranma-ish]] nature, no sign of any cuts from the window.
** There's cuts, several on his arms, but they're small.
** Then there's [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/something_something_avenger Tiffany's]] SuperWindowJump [[ThereWasADoor through a glass door]].
* TheSpartanWay: There seems to be an undercurrent of this in both the school's training techniques and the relationship between them and Apollo Academy.
* SpearCounterpart: Balancing the all-girls nature of [[MeaningfulName Artemis Academy]] is Apollo Academy across the street. Appropriate in that Artemis and Apollo were twins.
* SpinOff: The Hellrunes and Tiffany originated from ''[[WebComic/EerieCuties Eerie Cuties]]'' and were eventually given their own comic [[EnsembleDarkhorse because of their popularity.]]
* StrangerInAStrangeSchool: Turns out Artemis Academy is the polar opposite of the [[AllGhoulsSchool Hellrune Coven's old school.]] Its a monster hunter's school, and Tiffany has already made clear [[http://www.magickchicks.com/d/20110408.html what would happen to any witches at the school...]]
* StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred: [[spoiler:Hekate to Melissa,]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/what_are_you_after but not very directly.]]
* StealthPun: Probably intentional, but [[{{expy}} Chastity is Rarity]]. Also, [[ReallyGetsAround Jacqui]] easily defeated her.
* SuperDeformed: There are a few scenes that go to put the characters in a FunSize for laughs: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/like_dating_a_guy Here,]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/porcelain_doll here]] and [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/a_little_something here]] are three examples.
** The new ArtShift brings a new flavor of this, mostly at the end of strip.
*** [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/little_miss_lives_a_lot Like so.]]
*** [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/goodie_two_shoes Cerise adorably pukes up rainbows.]]
* SupernormalBindings: Faith invites [[spoiler: Layla]] back to her place, looking to score. But when Layla vamps out on her, Faith ends up using her telekinesis to psychically restrain her.
* SuperWindowJump: Ash escapes this way. {{Subverted}} in that, had she not been bound by the rules, Faith's FlashStep would have made escape impossible.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Cerise drops one when she finds out that witches are on the exterminate list.
* TakeAThirdOption: Hekate believed Melissa would kill Cerise (and break the Wand's influence over her permanently) or Cerise would kill Melissa (and definitively prove she's the rightful successor to the Coven). [[spoiler: The Ninja Club through Rain (disguised as Skye) decides to take Cerise out first with "Skye" doing a BackStab on Cerise ''first,'' possibly leaving Melissa's hands clean of this.]]
* TakeOffYourClothes: Cerise asks [[Webcomic/EerieCuties Brooke]] for dating tips with girls (despite being straight; it's solely to get more popular at the all-girl school). Brooke thus drags Cerise to her bedroom and asks her to strip; Cerise obeys, despite being convinced that they'll end up having lesbian sex [[spoiler:-- but in truth, Brooke just wants her to model for some nude painting]].
* TeacherStudentRomance: Jacqui is dating her teacher, Mr. Delatorre. [[MasterOfIllusion Not that he realizes he's dating a student]].
* {{Telepathy}}: Yet another of Faith's powers.
* TemptingFate: While Melissa grouses about Cerise's Starscreaming, she takes comfort in the fact that being at an all-girls school means that Jacqui won't be distracted by boys. Cue (male) HotTeacher.
** Also, in his initial appearance, Ash tries to taunt Faith with, "No one...can lay a hand on me." He only gets past "on" before Jacqui lays TWO hands on him--as well as two arms and a cheek as she [[TheGlomp GLOMPs]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/glomp! him.]]
** Rain said she'd dye her hair before she loses to Mel (who couldn't tell the difference between judo and kung-fu). [[spoiler: She goes a dark black hair and tries to be what Dark Skye wants in their [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/wildly_out_of_character latest appearance.]]]]
* ThirdPersonPerson: Tiffany, when she is in 'slayer' mode.
-->'''Tiff:''' Looks it's up to I, Tiffany Winters, to save the day!
* TimeForPlanB: What Faith resorts to after getting a earful of Jacqui's ditziness.
-->'''Faith:''' Sandi! We're moving to Plan B!\\
'''Sandi:''' Is-Isn't that dangerous?\\
'''Faith:''' Life is dangerous, Sandi! Embrace Life!
* TooDumbToLive: Faith might be TheAce of her school, but stumbled on the idea that left the main {{cloudcuckoolander}} of the series stunned with round eyes, flatly saying "YoureInsane" and then rephrasing it. [[spoiler:She deliberately berserks a vampire and then attempts to engage her in hand-to-hand combat in a spur-of-the-moment decision. Which would have gotten her killed if Tiffany hadn't intervened to save her and calm Layla down.]]
* TortureTechnician: Artemis Academy has at least one of these.
* TrainingFromHell: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/that_justice_bug Poor Mel.]] [[spoiler: Tiffany]] puts her through the wringer, including a 10K run, 80 sit ups, and pushups on one hand, after taking her RoofHopping. And that's just the first day!
* TransparentCloset: Cerise blurting out something pertaining to lesbianism before thinking is a RunningGag.
* TwoBeingsOneBody: [[spoiler: As a result of the rift Queen Obscuria and Musical Starlight were fighting in collapsing around them, it put them in a composite body with both minds going through VillainousBreakdown and HeroicBSOD as each felt what the other had at that point.]]
* UncertainDoom: The fates of [[spoiler: Faith, Jacqui, and the student council, after [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/save_artemis the teleportation incident]], since Cerise claims to have sent them into a volcano. [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/the_world_is_next Tandy even believes they're all dead.]]]]
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Tiffany is largely treated as an incompetent buffoon by pretty much everyone who knows her. However, while she is a little overzealous and ditzy, she does show some signs of being a genuine threat. She's strong, athletic, has good supernatural senses, nearly beat Cerise in their combat training (only to get timed out), and even managed to calm down a berserk Layla. This doesn't go unnoticed by Melissa, who tries to tell the Principal of Charydbis. The Principal, however, dismisses her concerns and the matter is dropped. Time will tell if this will come back to bite her later.
* UnsoundEffect: [[ThePowerOfFriendship FRIENDSHIP]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/friendship_blast BLAST!]]
* UnwittingPawn: Callista and Skye to [[spoiler: Cerise]], [[ManipulativeBastard who's using Skye's admiration of her]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/oh_callie to toy with Callista's affections for her]], all so she can rise to the top of Artemis's social order. Only problem was, at Callie's birthday party, Skye returns to to challenge Callie for Skye. Skye trumps Cerise by stripping in front of everyone when told she can't be in rags, kisses Cerise with enough to leave her stunned and speaking incoherently, and finally using a chipmunk to chew through Callie's bow--to set Callie up to be eaten by a pack of wolves. Then to vanish on the back of one of them after Faith foils her. Making Cerise wonder just what Skye did to her back there.
* UrbanFantasy: The story is set in a modernish environment. There isn't a lot of {{Magitek}}, but magic in general is pretty common.
* VainSorceress: All three of the primary trio, and it turns out their goddess is pretty much the goddess ''of'' vain sorceresses; she gets paid tribute with beautiful designer dresses.
* TheVamp: A pseudo-example seems to be Faith's main ability.
* WallOfBlather: What Faith gets when she [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/poor_innocent_brother asks Jacqui about Mel's wand]], but Jacqui misunderstands([[ObfuscatingStupidity ?]]) the question. Bonus for giving some back history of the three.
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler: Dakota being able to understand Mow, then running Anastasia through with her sword.]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous: [[http://www.magickchicks.com/comics/mc20140214.png This exchange between Melissa and her mom:]]
--> '''[[ActionMom Anastasia:]]''' Now Melissa... this may come as a shock to you but... ''[[ShrinkingViolet I wasn't very popular in high school.]]''\\
'''Melissa:''' [[LittleNo No...]] [[ThisCannotBe No! That's a lie!]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Discussed. To the Artemis Academy, Magic users are somehow different from Witches.
-->'''Melissa:''' Did you know they teach a class on hunting witches here? I never wanted to know my own [[BurnTheWitch burning point]]!
* WhosLaughingNow: Cerise seems to be headed that way after drinking a bit of pure black magick (that was meant for Mel to break the Wand's hold on her)... though given how nonchalant Hekate is reacting to it...
-->'''Cerise:''' I'll show '''NGG''' the world... '''...Just how powerful a witch can be!!!'''
* WitchSpecies: Though the differences are not immediately visible, witches are dissimilar to other spell casters. The principal of Charybdis Heights describes them as having the same cursed, cryptid blood that other "monsters" such as the ones at her school possess and the Artemis monster hunters intend to kill.
* WorthyOpponent: Faith sees Ash as the only male worth her attention.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Was only Class-C before, but Artemis Academy [[FanServicePack bumps it to Class-A.]]

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