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[[caption-width:499:The intake of first year Cadets, shortly before the TrainingFromHell kicks in]]

Set on the eponymous island, ''[[http://www.magellanverse.com Magellan]]'' is a SuperHero [[{{Webcomics}} webcomic]] by Grace Crowley (aka xmung) that starts with the arrival of Kaycee Jones and a score of new cadets to [[SuperheroSchool the Academy]], for many years of training in order to become an accredited SuperHero in her own right.

Of course, before she can do that she, and all the other cadets, have to deal with the intensive training regime, the schoolyard bickering, romantic confusion, and not forgetting the murderous maniac with a vested interest to kill her and everyone else on the island...

Embracing and parodying superhero tropes in good measure, Magellan is currently telling a chapter entitled "Lock(e)down". Has a character page that needs a lot of love.

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This series contains examples of:
* ADayInTheSpotlight: The arcs ''Reckless Hero'' and ''Buying The Stairway To Heaven'' are this for Gifford and Rochelle, respectively.
* AllInTheManual: Subverted. There used to be many more [[EasterEgg notes,]] both under the individual comic pages and in the cast pages, especially regarding the original heroes like The Victorious and International Justice Force. At some point, in between moving websites and re-tooling the site, these notes were either lost or taken out.
* AlphaBitch: Charisma qualifies in spades. Freya also mentions channeling her inner "alpha bitch" to properly get Brelvis to listen to her. Though she literally means "top dog".
* AlternateUniverse: [[spoiler: It's implied that the Magellan the readers are seeing is actually the ''alternate'' of the original timeline. Trying to sum up the MindScrew briefly, two villains, the future Maya and Chang, went [[TimeyWimeyBall back in time]] to try and change things. Instead of altering their future, they instead created an alternate timeline.]]
* AnyoneCanDie: For the most part, this only applies to the villains. But in a much grimmer twist, it's said rather blithely on the cast page that occasionally, cadets might die. The reader tends to forget this up until [[spoiler: Chang is drained of his life force in a rather painful manner by [=DragonKlaw=], his future villainous self. Later on, an older cadet is mentioned as dying during the attack by the dragons.]]
* ArtEvolution: Forn Demons originally started out with normal black pupils and white sclera, no tails, and normal feet. When Jenna became more of a focus, it was revealed they have yellow pupils and red sclera, cloven hooves, and forked tails. For a good comparison, note the way Jenna is draw on [[http://magellanverse.com/2-39/ this page]] as opposed to one drawn a [[http://magellanverse.com/5-15/ five years later.]]
* BadassGrandpa: Ken Spence, Mary Jemmas, Gola Beh — heck, pretty much the entire Advisory Council is one of these.
* BadassNormal: Kaycee is the only true normal although pretty much all Magellan graduates are trained to badass normal levels alongside their powers.
* ButterflyOfDoom: As shown in the [[spoiler: alternate future, Go!Anna dying in a plane crash]] turned out to have life-changing events, even for characters she never got the chance to meet in that timeline.
* ClarkKenting: "Secret Identities" is a required course in the Magellan curriculum.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Played straight when Go!Anna encounters one in a hospital. He maims two people, kills a third, and almost ends up doing Go!Anna in.
* {{Crossover}}s: {{Mindmistress}} tutors Rochelle, Hoodoo is currently in ''Webcomic/{{Crossoverkill}}''.
* DangerRoomColdOpen: The Robo-Mat provides a variety of training scenarios, using robot stand-ins of actual Magellan villains, against which the cadets are expected to prevail.
* DisabledSnarker: Ken Spence.
* EmotionBomb: Freya.
* FanService: Charisma gets her clothes burnt off of her an awful lot- you'd have thought she'd have invested in sturdier clothing by now…
* FantasyKitchenSink: Aliens, magic, time travelers, mutants, hyper-technology, PsychicPowers...
* FlyingBrick: Called a "powerhouse", and several show up, including Epoch, his daughter Charisma, Bill Banks, and Captain Victoria. Their frequency is [[JustifiedTrope justified]]; they're rare in the world at large, but the titular organization deliberately attempts to recruit them.
* FourthWallObserver: The Master Assasin, who responds by knowing/believing they are in the fictional universe by trying to find and kill the protagonist and assume control of the fictional universe.
* FunctionalMagic:
* GoryDiscretionShot: The fifth story line starts off with several panels of young people getting dragged off-screen and eaten alive by monsters... but not before one nice horrifying shot of one of the victims still alive, while a monster noshes on his freshly-dismembered arm.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Most notably Brelvis and Go!Anna.
* HandicappedBadass: Ken Spence, who fills rather a lot of "badass" tropes.
* HomoeroticSubtext: Fatima, providing Kaycee with an [[KissOfLife oxygen supplying kiss]]. Of course, another character [[LampshadeHanging calls attention to it]]...
* IBelieveICanFly: A number of the cast can fly, though a small number proportionally speaking. There is some diversity of flying style: one, Sioni, floats by temporarily reducing his mass to zero.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Fatima is one of these - then again, she's half [[CombatTentacles cephelapod]], which is [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles another issue]] entirely…
* InverseLawOfUtilityAndLethality: Pointed out during a combat exercise between the students. The fire-breathing student can threaten all she wants, but since her power can't be used for anything but a lethal takedown, she can't actually use it on her fellow students.
* LiteralGenie: [[http://magellanverse.com/?p=2280 I wish I were younger]]
** Notably despite not thinking through her first two wishes at all, the results aren't entirely bad.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The image at the top of the page only shows the first year cadets- there's also the other five years of cadets, the other teachers, Force Magellan, Oz Magellan, solo superheroes like Go!Anna...
* MakeMeWannaShout: Tom [[MeaningfulName Bass]], Freya's significant other.
* MyGrandsonMyself: [[spoiler:Gola Beh as Olga Beh, supposedly her own grand-niece.]]
* NormalFishInATinyPond: Discussed during a support group for extra-terrestrial and extra-dimensional students.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Evil Weevil managed to pull it out...without even appearing! We first see him in Brian's PowerFantasy, where he seems to be a SilverAge-style HarmlessVillain. Then we get to know that he was an arch-nemesis of Victory Man, world's first superhero and the one behind his DePower. And then there's an exam involving fighting his robot duplicate and trying to stop his evil plan, copy of one original Weevil once pulled out. And it aint pretty.
* OutOfFocus: Many of the characters tend to drop off the radar for pages at a time, due to the humongous cast size. A notable example are the cadets of Kaycee's year, who tend to only get spotlighted during training exercises. Three (Fabian, Hugh, and Jesus) have never even ''spoken'' on-panel.
* PsychicNosebleed: Mudge Wilson.
* RandomTeleportation: When Gifford got separated from the magical MacGuffin that allowed him to teleport through dimensions, he ended up in smack in the middle of Magellan's council table.
* RichBitch: Charisma fits this trope like a glove.
* RetiredBadass: Ken Spence is still the Goddamn Nitro Man, and don't you forget it.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Subverted. Redd has super-strength, but doesn't have a reinforced skeleton. She has to wear a special exoskeleton suit in order to use her strength without shattering her own bones.
* SigilSpam: The Magellan logo appears on everything, from clothing to vehicles to buildings. In fact graduating from the Magellan Academy gives heroes the right to incorporate the logo into their costumes.
* SuperheroPrevalenceStages: Firmly late-stage, with international recognition and a system to train the next generation.
* SuperheroSchool: Obviously.
* SuperpowerfulGenetics: Charisma's powers are very similar to her father Epoch's.
* SuperRegistrationAct: Not mentioned, but it seems implied from the international monopoly over superheroing that Force Magellan holds. Those who do not go to Magellan Academy either go to Greenslopes to be trained in noncombat uses of their powers, or don't use their powers at all.
* ThatManIsDead: In a more gentle example than usual for this trope, Olga reminds her old teammates that [[spoiler: without her memories and now being stuck in her teenage body, her former self of Gola is effectively all but dead. They accept this and begin to move on.]]
* TheEmpath: Freya again.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Poor Brian...first Kaycee goes off to train to be a superhero, then his plan to impress her [[HalfHumanHybrid goes a bit pear shaped...]]
* SassyBlackWoman: Maya and [[spoiler: her older, alternate universe villainous self Miasma]] sometimes fall into this.
* TalkingApplianceSidekick: Dr Spooky has Otto the [[http://magellanverse.com/?p=2236 demon possessed hearse.]]
* WallCrawl: Go!Anna.
* WebcomicTime: ''Bad Karma'', an arc that takes place mostly over a single day, took two and a half '''years''' to complete. Also of note is the fact the comic started in March 2004. The writer clearly didn't anticipate how long it was going to take to tell the story, for the main character and her schoolmates are the class of 2013, indicating they were supposed to graduate roughly in double real time. They're still only sophmores as of this writing.
* WellDoneSonGuy: A lot of Charisma's attitude is implied to be stemming from the need to get her father to acknowledge and pay attention to her.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Gaius is quite happy living forever, but not outliving the universe.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: It's unclear if Gifford is [[spoiler: stranded from his home dimension for good or if he just decided to stay at Magellan because he has a HeroComplex. His dialogue during his support group meeting leans towards the latter.]]
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