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'''[[http://demonfist.com/ Demon Fist]]''' is the story of Rory Featherwind, a young man out to shake up the world, and Shaise, Crag and Dither, the three demons who [[HeroicHost live in his arm]].

Pandora's Box has been opened a second time, [[AfterTheEnd destroying most of the world]] and releasing [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] and [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] into what remained. 3,000 years later, a new society has arisen, where demons and angels live alongside humans, and [[CorruptChurch a totalitarian government controls the world through fear and faith]].

A duel between four demons has sealed three of them and part of the fourth in young Rory's body and the remnants in his lost friend Kai's. The Church wants to capture Rory at all costs, because he is the key to giving humans demonic powers. Rory and his three friends want to find Kai, and if the Church gets in their way, they'll feel the power of the Demon Fist!

The comic can be found [[http://demonfist.com/?p=1999 here]]. It updates at least once a week.

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!!Tropes appearing in Demon Fist:

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Rory visits one to take out a demonic monster.
-->'''Rory:''' Riddle sends us to some pretty crappy places sometimes...no pun intended.
* AgonyBeam[=/=]ImHavingSoulPains: Duprant owns a special angel halo that can do this to demons (and, by extension, Rory as well) by emitting a flood of angelic energy. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Duprant, when the all-natural Strobe shows up ''he's'' completely unaffected.]]
* AirVentPassageway: Tweek uses one to get into the Ocean's Scar control room.
* AlasPoorVillain: Jacob genuinely mourns the death of [[spoiler:Capen]], even though he betrayed Jacob and his crew.
* AmusingInjuries: [[http://demonfist.com/?p=808 Why Rory woke up with a headache.]]
* AncientArtifact: Relics from the World Before, like Duncan's handgun.
** Junk Mesa is apparently full of such relics, up to and including working computers.
** Even more ancient and powerful is [[InfinityPlusOneSword Pandora's]] [[UpgradeArtifact Spear]].
* ArgumentOfContradictions: Crag and Shaise regularly [[http://demonfist.com/?p=276 get into these.]]
* ArmCannon: Jacob's HookHand shoots out on a chain, as a combination grappling hook and harpoon.
* AsTheGoodBookSays: Parodied in one of the Council meetings, where Therodan flagrantly twists the Bible's injunctions about patience into an excuse for not providing the food aid he promised.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Nova does this to [[spoiler: Phihat]].
* BadLiar: Rory. Inconvenient when, say, he has to keep making up reasons why he's [[TalkingToThemself talking to his arm]].
* BattleInTheRain: The Tas Kitana demon actually summons its own rain. And then [[MakingASplash uses it as a weapon.]]
-->'''Demon:''' [[CatchPhrase Hey, miss. Do you need an umbrella?]]
* BeehiveBarrier: Dither can create one.
* BerserkButton
** Penalty for mutiny or no, Tiny and Jacob's former loyalty to Rosenquist goes ''completely'' out the window when they find out he's using slave labor.
** Rory really hates Church officials abusing law-abiding citizens.
** Don't touch Tex's [[HatDamage hat]].
** Don't touch Nova [[HatesBeingTouched at all]].
* BountyHunter[=/=]TheHunter: Rory is a rare ChaoticGood example. He [[DemonSlaying hunts demons]] partly [[WeHelpTheHelpless to protect people]], partly to [[PerpetualPoverty pay the bills]], and partly to feed Shaise, Crag and Dither. And partly because Riddle asks him to.
* CapturedSuperEntity: The Church plans to capture Rory in order to duplicate his [[HeroicHost status and abilities]] for its [[SuperSoldier armies]]. For [[TheyWouldCutYouUp obvious]] [[TheLegionsOfHell reasons]], Rory does not plan to cooperate.
** [[spoiler: Apparently they already got his friend and fellow [[SealedInAPersonShapedCan person-shaped can]] Kai, but he's proving less than useful to them. A big part of Rory's motivation is to free him.]]
* CardboardPrison: Maximum security? No one leaves alive? Clearly this prison has never heard of Jacob.
* CatapultNightmare: Rory's 'Kai dreams'.
* CatchPhrase: Whenever people call Jacob a swindler, thief, etc., he cheerfully reminds them "{{Pirate}}!"
* ChekhovsGun: Jaws' familiarity with fuel gases.
-->'''Jaws:''' Your toy there reminds me of the stove my buddy built for me. He just went on and on about the possible dangers. It was annoying. I just wanted to use the damn stove, but no, he kept drilling into my head the [[StuffBlowingUp dangers of cooking with gas...]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: Eyerson's hobby.
* CommonalityConnection: Theodora and Rosenquist actually [[http://demonfist.com/?p=911 bond]] over their shared ''[[{{Narcissist}} superiority complex]]''. Each sees the other as a fellow ManOfWealthAndTaste stranded amid [[SurroundedByIdiots a sea of idiots]].
** [[spoiler:However, it turns out Rosenquist was just humoring Theodora.]]
* ComplexityAddiction: Theodora.
-->'''Theodora:''' How dare you insult my intelligence. [[KnowNothingKnowItAll A man of my caliber]] would not use a plan so basic and simple as that. It has to be something much grander.
* CorruptChurch: That controls the whole world.
* CuttingTheKnot: Rosenquist's brig cells are made of orichalcum, which no one can break...except for the back wall, which is the ordinary wood of the ship's hull.
* {{Cowboy}}: Tex tries to be one. He always wears a Stetson, always has a hayseed in his fangs, and speaks exclusively in cowboy soundbites.
-->'''Tex:''' [[MagicFeather Hat makes me kow boy!]]
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Jacob can [[spoiler: teleport]], but doing so damages his body. Using the power to escape with the ''Hookshot'' was what cost him his hand.
* DarkIsNotEvil[=/=]LightIsNotGood: Quite a few demons, like SC&D or Jaws, are heroic characters while some angels, like [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil Phihat]], are downright sickening. However, there are also plenty of evil demons and (presumably) good angels.
* DeathFakedForYou: Duncan's report indicated that Rory (and Aki) had been killed by the collapsing Moses Field, and that [[NeverFoundTheBody the bodies were unrecoverable]].
* DoorJudo: Done to a battering ram.
* DreadlockWarrior: Tiny.
* DuelBoss: The "chute sequence" aboard the Ocean's Scar.
* EnemyMine: Duncan and Aki actually team up with Rory and Jacob in the face of [[spoiler:Rosenquist with Pandora's Spear]].
-->'''Duncan:''' Kid, don't think this will get me to abandon my mission.
-->'''Rory:''' Heh, why would I think that?
* TheEngineer: Tweek. Apparently he's typical of [[ScavengerWorld Junk Mesa]] residents.
* EpicFlail: Rosenquist's first mate uses one.
* FacelessGoons: Church soldier helmets basically look like eggs with a red stripe crossing a visor slit.
* FaceOfAThug: Jaws has the face of a gremlin and [[SlasherSmile the smile of a shark]] (plus he's a demon), but he's a genuinely cheerful and caring person.
* FatBastard: Mayor Duprant. Phihat as well.
* FingerPokeOfDoom: Rory occasionally does this with his demon hand.
* FireBreathingWeapon: Bon Bardman.
* FlamethrowerBackfire: Jaws takes out Bon Bardman by [[NowThatsUsingYourTeeth biting holes]] in the gas hose of his flamethrower, extinguishing his pilot light at the same time. When he tries to use his lighter to restart it...
* FunetikAksent: Eyerson's is ''bizarre''.
* HairpinLockpick: One of the first things Rory learned on his travels was to always have one.
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[http://demonfist.com/?p=1859 Jacob is a half-demon]].
* HandBlast: SC&D can act as Hand Blasts ''with fangs and brains''.
* HatesBeingTouched: Nova, due to her painful backstory.
* HeroicBSOD: Nova and Gen encountering [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil Phihat]] and [[ColdBloodedTorture Eyerson]] again.
* HeroicHost: Rory.
* HulkingOut: Duprant's SuperSoldier bodyguards do this. There's actually no magic involved; they just release ''that much'' adrenaline. Shaise refers to it as "roiding".
* HurricaneOfPuns: Bon constantly makes [[FireBreathingWeapon fire-related]] puns as he fights.
-->'''Jaws:''' OK, bum, I'm gonna have to kick your ass for that "make you flamous" joke alone.
* HypnoticEyes: Eyerson's demon eye.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler:Rory]] actually knows a very advanced martial art. The reason he doesn't normally use it? ''[[TheBerserker Fighting defensively is boring]]''.
-->'''Duncan:''' Seriously?! You weren't fighting with better strategy because you think it's ''lame?''
-->'''[[spoiler:Rory]]:''' Feh, whatever, it's cooler to just bash through things.
* ImpactSilhouette: Rory makes one once punching a Church soldier through a wall.
-->'''Noah:''' [He has] incredibly enhanced physical strength. So much that it would seem...[[http://demonfist.com/?p=194 well, seem ridiculous]].
* InfinityPlusOneSword: Pandora's Spear. Grants SuperSpeed, SuperStrength and a Wolverine-level HealingFactor, and according to Dither it has [[YinYangBomb both holy and demonic auras]].
* InsaneTrollLogic: [[http://demonfist.com/?p=826 Sign!]]
* KnifeNut: Jaws and Eyerson.
* LookBehindYou
-->'''Jaws:''' What the hell is that?!
-->'''Bon:''' What the hell is what?! ''[turns back to find Jaws gone]'' Gah! He's a magician!
* ManipulativeBastard: Riddle.
* MonsterClown: Also Riddle.
* MonsterTown: Toranos is a city of demons.
* MuggedForDisguise: Rory does this to one of Rosenquist's crew.
* {{Nepotism}}: Grand High Pope Macront says that his nephew Alvin Theodora keeps acing IQ and tactics tests and assigns him to head the team sent after Rory, but in reality he turns out to be a [[ItsAllAboutMe breathtakingly]] [[{{Narcissist}} arrogant]] KnowNothingKnowItAll.
* NoodleIncident
-->'''Shaise:''' You accidentally light Rory on fire while he's sleeping ''once'' and they never let it go.
* NowThatsUsingYourTeeth: Jaws [[http://demonfist.com/?p=777 didn't get that name for nothing.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness
** If ''Shaise'' thinks you're being too rash, you're being too rash.
** If Jacob's up before noon, people ask him what's wrong.
* {{Orichalcum}}: Hardest of all metals, and also damps out supernatural energies.
* OrnamentalWeapon: Strobe has that huge sword on his back, but fistfights his enemies. Apparently he swore an oath or something not to use it.
* PhraseCatcher: Shut up, Shaise!
* PointyHairedBoss: Alvin Theodora. Idiot? Check. [[KnowNothingKnowItAll Doesn't realize it]]? Check. Got his position by {{Nepotism}}? Check. [[NiceToTheWaiter Rude and dismissive to subordinates]]? Check. {{Narcissist}}? ''Double check''.
* PortalCut: How [[spoiler:Jacob]] defeats [[spoiler:Rosenquist]]'s HealingFactor.
* PowerFist: Rory's eponymous Demon Fist.
* PowerLimiter: The cloth wrap and tattoo on Rory's demon arm. They're there to keep the demonic energy from, respectively, destroying his arm and spreading to the rest of his body.
* PowerTrio: Shaise is [[SuperSpeed fast]], Crag is [[MightyGlacier strong]] and Dither is [[TheSmartGuy smart]].
* {{Precursors}}: The Pandorans. It's unclear whether they existed before the first opening of Pandora's Box or after the second, but they were powerful enough to create Pandora's Spear.
* PrimalFear: Crag is terrified of heights.
* RasputinianDeath[=/=]HowMuchMoreCanHeTake: Brass just does not know when to stay down.
* RedBaron: Go on, guess.
* RedOniBlueOni: Dither's blue to ''all three'' of the others' (but especially Shaise's) red.
* RubberMan: [[FatBastard Phihat]] can puff up body parts that are about to be hit, resulting in wounds that become tiny when he goes back to normal, by moving his body mass around. According to him, he got this power by ''eating his halo''.
* SealedInAPersonShapedCan: Shaise, Crag and Dither tried to seal an evil demon called Vicilus [[SealedEvilInADuel along with themselves]] in a tree, but Rory and Kai wandered onto the scene at the wrong time, and the demons wound up sealed in ''them'' instead.
* SmiteEvil: Concentrated holy energy damages demons (good or evil), and vice versa. This occasionally causes problems for Rory, since he and SC&D run on demonic energy.
** Some weapons, like Duncan's knife, are actually forged from [[HolyHalo angelic haloes]] specifically to do this.
* SniperRifle: [[spoiler:Duncan's third relic.]]
* SoMuchForStealth: Giving a BigShutUp to the arguing demons in your arm will do that.
* SpeechbubblesInterruption
* TheSpeechless: Gen.
* SuperWindowJump: The terrorist leader in the intro does this to escape the train...only to [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou smack into a tree at express-train speeds]].
* SurvivalMantra: ''[[PointyHairedBoss he's my superior, he's my superior, he's my superior...]]''
* TakenForGranite: Happens to the engineers who breach Pandora's Gate.
* TattooedCrook: Phihat has a tattoo on his forehead of a drawn tic-tac-toe game, signifying his fighting style of [[http://demonfist.com/?p=2386 making attrition work for him.]]
-->'''Phihat:''' You attack, I defend. I attack, you...well, you ''try'' to defend...
* TeamChef: Jaws for the crew of the ''Hookshot''.
* TooDumbToLive: Rosenquist has devoted 19 years of his life and enough money to build a floating fortress that ''freaking splits the sea'' looking for Pandora's Spear, and then Alvin tries to [[MacguffinDeliveryService confiscate it out from under his nose]] before he'd even touched it. How did he ''think'' Rosenquist would react?
* TheDogBitesBack[=/=]UnstoppableRage: Why torture [[http://demonfist.com/?p=2588 isn't the safest hobby]].
* ThouShaltNotKill
** The Demon Fist almost never kills humans or peaceful demons, even (especially!) {{Mooks}}.
** Neither does the Hookshot crew. This pays off for them later.
-->'''Duncan:''' Your crew fought off all my men without killing any of them. Criminals would not have wasted the effort not to kill their attackers. I can't in good conscience take you all in simply for defending yourselves.
* UnderwaterRuins: Where they find Pandora's Spear. Although Rosenquist's fortress got rid of the "underwater" part with a giant waterproof forcefield.
* UnsuspectinglySoused: If Rory has a few drinks, and so do Shaise and Crag, [[http://demonfist.com/?p=903 and then they recombine...]]
* UselessUsefulStealth: No matter what he starts out trying to do, Rory always ends up leaving the usual trail of stunned guards anyway.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Aki and Captain Jacob.
* ZeroApprovalGambit: Rory makes sure Mayor Duprant stays down, and prevents the Church from punishing the town for rebellion, by having the townspeople say that Duprant and the vile Demon Fist were actually working together to overthrow the Church.