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[[caption-width-right:350:A comic about a loner, an angel, and a psycho cult with a sinister agenda]]

[[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/ MAG-ISA]] is a webcomic drawn and written by Chris Lim who goes under the handle [[http://comicfury.com/profile.php?username=kyupol kyupol]] and is hosted in Comicfury. It was named "MAG ISA" because that is the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagalog_language Tagalog ]](Filipino) word that means "to be alone".

This comic is known for directly or indirectly touching on various political and spiritual issues, possibly at the cost of reading like an AuthorTract.

Recently, ''MAG-ISA'' has ended, and the writer is writing a sequel series titled ''PARA SAYO''. Apparently, this is Tagalog for "for you".

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!!This comic provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119733 Claudita]] is an action girl. Though she's nice at the same time and won't kick ass unless its absolutely necessary.
* AncientConspiracy: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119594 In this comic, we have a group of baddies whose faces aren't even known... plotting with demons and /or extra terrestrials. ]]
* {{Asexuality}}: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119504 Claudita is obsessed with Eman but not in a sexual way]]...
* AuthorTract: Anyone who doesn't believe Roman Catholicism is right and ScienceIsBad is a StrawmanPolitical.
* AxCrazy: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119816 Kyle]] is the epitome of AX... I mean... GUN CRAZY.
* BadassGrandpa: Fr. Jose fits this trope. [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119402 He can beatup a guy half his age.]]
* BadassLongcoat: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119653 This garment seems to be standard fare among the bad guys in this comic]]. Eman is the exception though because he stopped being bad.
* BadassPreacher: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119522 Fr. Jose is highly skilled in martial arts]]. They come in handy when fighting demons.
* BattleAura: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119601 Claudita loves her battle aura]].
** [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/120676 So does Lucia...]]
** [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119590 And every other demon...]]
* BareYourMidriff -- [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119607 Lucia's costume]].
* TheBeautifulElite: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119693 Eman]], [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119733 Claudita]], [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119607 Lucia]], [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119668 Alice]]
* BlackShirt: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119615 The cult members wear black]]
* BladeOnAStick: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119763 Chu's Weapon]]
* BrokenHero: Eman Cruz was abused [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119198 by his parents]] and by [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119177 bullies]].
* TheBrute: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119791 Kyle]]. He just wanna go UUUAAARRRGGGH!!!!
* BulletCatch: Lucia catches a bullet that she [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119618 fired from her own gun... then eats it just to show how badass she is.]]
* BulletTime: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119714 During Eman's entire fight with Kyle.]]
* CanadaEh: In this comic, a [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119674 school shooting occurs in an unnamed school in Toronto]].
* TheChessmaster: We have an [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119735 unnamed reptoid]] (or demon) villain who seems to be calm even though the mind-control experiment has seemingly failed. Is it because... he's got another plan and its all a diversion?
* TheChosenOne: In this comic, [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119154 it gets parodied]].
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: We got [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119696 four]] [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/292 people]] with [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119693 guns]] and [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119677 trenchcoats]] enter a school. It seems nobody even noticed them. Otherwise, don't you think the cops should be called to stop them before they do a shooting rampage?
* {{Cult}}: The antagonists are part of a fictional cult known as [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119615 ''The Order'']]. Their belief system is a mixture of Christianity and New Age beliefs.
* DarkActionGirl: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119832 Lucia fits this trope]].
* DeadlyGas: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119508 Fr. Jose gets poison gas sprayed at him by a demon in the confessional]].
* DemonicPossession: Demonic possession is standard in this comic:
** [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119127 American soldier]] in prologue gets possessed.
** [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119534 Priest exorcises a demon who attacks him]].
** [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119601 Angel battles demon-possessed kid]].
* DodgeTheBullet: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119718 Eman Cruz]] did it during his gunfight with Kyle.
* DeathIsDramatic: Eman Cruz loves to question the meaning of life in the [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119568 TWO]] [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119729 TIMES]] he's "died".
* TheDrifter: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119505 Claudita]] seems to be just drifting around trying to figure out Eman Cruz and drift wherever he goes.
* DrivenToVillainy: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/266 Kyle]], [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/276 Alice]], and [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/271 Chu]] were pretty much forced by their tragic childhoods to join the cult known as "The Order".
* DyingAlone: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119727 Eman Cruz ]] seems to have accepted that dying alone is a FACT for him.
* EatingLunchAlone: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119179 Eman Cruz eats lunch alone cuz hes not like everyone else. ]]
* EmotionEater: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119577 The demons in this comic feed off of negative emotions]]. That is why they like to cause pain and suffering.
* EroticDream: Eman dreams about having sex with his "friend" [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119268 Liana]].
* EroticEating: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119618 Lucia eats the bullet]]. That could be a cherry or a gummy bear...
* EvilLaugh: The bad guy always likes to do the evil laugh for some reason... [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119730 (1)]] [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119816 (2)]] [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119528 (3)]]
* FallenAngel: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119731 Lucia]] gets mistaken for Lucifer a lot. Maybe she is, maybe she isnt. Who knows?
* {{Fanservice}}: Some scenes in this comic allude to femdom [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119624 (1)]] [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119631 (2)]] and [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119618 vore (eating fetish)]]
* FemmeFatale: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119830 Lucia uses sex]] to get into Eman's mind.
* FieryRedhead: (subversion) [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119746 Claudita]] is a red-head but violence is always her last resort.
* FirstLawOfResurrection: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119742 Eman Cruz gets resurrected]] after he's got [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/318 filled up with bullets enough to kill the average person]].
* FlamingSword: Kyle uses a [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119807 flaming sword... with purple flame]]
* FlashStep: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119838 Lucia demonstrating to Eman just how badass she is.]]
** [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119580 Claudita avoiding the plant.]] [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/210 Only to reappear behind the demon.]]
** Used a couple times during Eman and Kyle's fight. [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119713 (1)]] [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119715 (2)]]
* FriendlessBackground: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119174 Eman Cruz]] has no friends. And if he gets one, they either leave him or die.
* GovernmentConspiracy: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119800 we have a bunch of guys sitting around the table]] who seem to have control of the police forces of the nation... and other things that can be used for more evil against the people...
* GunFu: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119720 Eman vs Kyle]]
* HeroesPreferSwords: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119833 Eman]] and [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119733 Claudita]] are the protagonists and they prefer these weapons.
* HiddenVillain: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119594 Look at these guys with darkened faces sitting around a table]] planning nefarious schemes for you and me...
* HisStoryRepeatsItself: the entire comic is all about the recurring theme of being alone. Both among the protagonists and antagonists.
* HollywoodHealing: Eman gets [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119635 beaten]], has [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119727 entire clips of ammo]] emptied on him... and [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119742 survives it all as if nothing's happened]]. Also, Claudita gets [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119598 chomped by demon plants]]... and gets healed and looks good [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119602 like nothing's happened]].
* HomelessHero: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/38 Claudita]] doesn't have a home. Poor girl.
* HotBlooded: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119660 Kyle]] has a passion about changing this totally * bleep* ed up world.
* HypocriticalHumor: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119151 In early chapters it was common for characters to calling anime lame, dumb or silly]]...while having {{animesque}} facial expressions.
* HulkingOut: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119791 Kyle]] turns into this chunk of muscle after injecting himself with green roids
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119757 Eman]] uses his implausible fencing powers to deflect bullets.
* InnerMonologue: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119727 Everytime Eman goes to the point of near death, there's always an inner monologue.]]
* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119152 Eman is the chosen one.]] Sucks to be him.
* KiAttacks: Used by [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119585 Claudita]] in this comic.
* KillerYoyo: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119773 Alice]] uses a weapon like this.
* KillHimAlready: At one point during their fight, [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119716 Eman has got a gun pointed at Kyle's head]]. He's a good guy and good guys cannot kill bad guys just like that.
** Claudita at one point, had [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119581 her sword right at the neck of the demon-possessed child]]. She couldn't kill him because angels don't kill humans.
** Fr. Jose gets the mount on the demon-possessed young girl. [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119525 He couldn't beat her cuz he's a good guy]].
* LightIsNotGood: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119570 Lucia says she is the light.]] But is she really good? Just read the comic and see for yourself.
* LonersAreFreaks: This trope applies to a lot of the characters in the webcomic.
** [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119657 Kyle]], [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119669 Alice]], and [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119663 Chu]] were loners in school. That is why they joined some crazy cult and shoot up a school.
** [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119180 Eman Cruz of MAG ISA]] is probably the loneliest character that exists in all of webcomics. No friends. And everytime hes got a friend, they either [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119564 die]], [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119542 leave him]], [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119278 break his heart]] or just plain [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119630 deceive him]].
* LoveHurts: Like ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', the message is, [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/156004 "Love hurts...but you need it."]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119612 Love]] is an easy emotion to manipulate... how sad.
* MartialPacifist: Though she can kill you, killing is always the last resort for Claudita. And if ever she needs to kill you, [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119745 she tries to think of the least painful way for you to die.]]
* MiseryBuildsCharacter: This is the whole point of this comic. [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119174 Eman]], the main hero goes through a lot of misery that the average person would probably end up just killing himself/herself.
* MoreThanMindControl: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119613 Lucia convinces Eman to join '''The Order''' using sex and philosophy]]
* MsFanservice: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119607 Lucia]] and [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119733 Claudita]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119706 Eman's Dad regrets killing his wife.]] Then... he hangs himself later.
* NonActionGuy: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119402 Eman Cruz didn't start off as someone capable of fighting]]. Later on in the comic though, we see him capable of [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/121330 major ass-kicking]].
* OffModel
* OhCrap: The demon gets an [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119601 OH CRAP moment]] after realizing that he'll soon get his ass kicked after being driven out from the boy.
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119800 They appear in almost every intro chapter of MAG-ISA]]. Their faces aren't seen. But they're the one pulling the strings. BigBad is probably among them lurking in the shadows. They cannot be seen but they see all that is happening.
* UsefulNotes/{{Philippines}}: This comic has a [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119176 Filipino main character as well as other characters who are Filipino]]. In one chapter, there is a scene that talks about the [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119499 communist and islamic insurgency in the Philippines]]. And don't forget that the name of this comic is Tagalog for "to be alone".
* PowerGlows: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119792 Kyle]] glows after he Hulks out.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119403 In Eman's fight with Fr. Jose]]
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119733 Claudita]] is a lot older than she looks.
* ReligionOfEvil: In this comic, the cult known as [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119615 The Order]] is the religion of evil.
* {{Satan}}: While Satan isn't shown at all in this comic, the [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119731 bad guys are admittedly in the service of Satan]]. They masquerade as "good" though. Since Satan masquerades as an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:14)
* ScienceIsBad: Apparently every scientist is straight out of a Chick Tract, right down to being manipulated by demons.
* TheSociopath: All the villains of MAG-ISA are pretty much that personality type. The higher up the ladder you go, the more evil you are. [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119829 (1)]] [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119816 (2)]]
* SpinToDeflectStuff: How will Eman get out of [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119758 this attack from all sides]]?
* StartOfDarkness: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119656 The villains]] in this comic pretty much had miserable lives before they became villains.
* SwordAndGun: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119796 Kyle]] has a gun on the left hand and a sword on the right hand.
* TakeOverTheWorld: The main antagonists in this comic are demons. [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119592 Their agenda is to bring hell on earth and turn planet earth into a giant prison]]... all for the lulz.
* TheTease: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119614 Lucia teases Eman in order to get what she wants.]] (WARNING: NSFW)
* ThrowAwayGuns: Eman and Kyle both ran out of ammo as they engaged in a firefight. When they did, they just [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119721 threw out those guns (at least Eman did)]] and proceeded to knife fight.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119604 Claudita throws her sword to finish off a demon.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119183 Eman Cruz started off as a real wimp]]:
** 1st level: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119487 After being trained by the Catholic Priest]].
** 2nd level: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119633 After getting a chip implanted in his head]], he suddenly can kick ass better. In fact, he's suddenly [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119714 capable of dodging bullets]]
** 3rd level: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119766 After Claudita possesses him]] (with his full consent and full knowledge).
* VillainOpeningScene: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119128 In the prologue of this comic]], we get to see how the demons manipulate people.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119653 The school shooters in this comic are well-intentioned extremists]]. They honestly believe that by [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119712 shooting up a school]], they help create a world of love and peace.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119590 Demon gets Claudita temporarily paralyzed]] by some sort of invisible spore thingies. He insists on lecturing her about how evil their agenda is and how she's got no chance of winning or something like that.
** [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119728 Eman was shot multiple times...]] but Kyle didn't even think of shooting Eman in the head.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119788 Kyle]] looks old for a 23 year old. Must be all those damn steroids...
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