[[http://metanoia.studiowhippingboy.com Metanoia]] is a dark fantasy webcomic created by Creator/JesseHajicek and Sarah Cloutier.

The webcomic is set in a modern urban setting and follows the life of Star Tyrian, a gun-for-hire who has far too many encounters with the metaphysical. While the prologue deals with Tyrian's backstory, the main body is a too-fast-to-follow description of what can happen when the forces of Good hire a hitman to do their bidding.

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'''Examples'''

* AncientConspiracy - Both the good and the bad guys.
* AntiHero - Star.
* ApocalypseHow - At least one faction has been introduced as having no desire other than to bring about Armageddon. Sure, both the good guys and the bad guys think they're pathetic, but they exist and they're active.
* AwesomeMcCoolname - "My parents named me Star. No joke."
* BlondGuysAreEvil - Milo.
* DemonicPossession - Played straight and inverted. Both demons - and - angels can possess the living, and demons can also possess corpses.
* TheEmpath - Star. Being an assassin does ''not'' help his mental state.
* FreudianExcuse - Star is the most prominent example, but not the only one. It works because bad ''decisions'' are acknowledged to play a part as well as bad luck.
* GratuitousJapanese - {{Lampshaded}} by one of Zander's shirts.
* HoYay - Too much to count between Star and Zander, though since they're both openly gay and have admitted to liking each other and shared at least one passionate kiss, at this point they're practically YaoiGuys.
* JerkAss / JerkWithAHeartOfGold - Star, again.
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions - Oddly enough, in a webcomics about angels vs. demons, it's ''played straight''.
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[[folder: Jane: I know what your thesis is on. you can't possibly think Cherubim are flying babies. ]]

*** That's really more a jab at people who [[SadlyMythtaken mistake putti - those little flying babies - for cherubim]]. Cherubim have an entry under EldritchAbomination - and ''rightly so''.
* PowerAtAPrice - A couple of characters, [[spoiler: including Zan]] are the willing hosts of angels. The price for this is that they can't eat meat, have sex (apparently defined as anything past first base) or swear oaths. The consequences of violating this agreement have not been spelled out yet, but are implied to be pretty dire. [[spoiler:And WordOfGod says it still counts if Star tops.]]
* ShootTheDog - Star, when he [[spoiler:kills his boyfriend out of mercy, after Jaime's soul is returned, leaving him a screaming vegetable.]]
* ScheduleSlip - After a slip of ''years'', it's finally started updating again.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction - Averted. In combat, almost no talking takes place for just that reason.
* VolleyingInsults - Star and Zander
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Overgrown adolescent.
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Frustrated fascist.
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Redneck.
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Nerd.
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Hooligan.
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Granny.
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Troll.
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Fairy.
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Gym queen.
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Nancy boy.
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Ass bandit.
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Princess.
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Shirt lifter.
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Pillow biter.
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Fag.
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