Shadownova is a {{Webcomic}}, written and drawn by troper [[Tropers/ThatGuyWhoDraws Mark Alda]]. It can be found [[http://shadownovacomic.com/ here.]]

Shadownova tells the story of Iris Kolrick, an antisocial teenager who finds herself drawn into an ongoing war between [[InvisibleToNormals the Everto]] and a ragtag [[LaResistance human resistance group]]. There is a fair ammount of action but the main focus is on the characters and their growth, particularly that of the three lead characters [[BrokenBird Iris]] [[JerkassWoobie Kolrick]], [[StepfordSmiler Jacob]] [[HandsomeLech Freeman]] and [[StoicWoobie Nikki]] [[ColdSniper Fawkner]].

It all begins with Iris innocently walking to school one morning. However just before she arrives a fighter plane swoops overhead and shoots several missiles at the school, destroying it. Iris quickly discovers that no one besides herself can see what happened, including a schoolmate who was half killed in the blast. Soon after a man called Cameron Hunter arrives and, after introducing himself as a member of a group called the Everto, tries to kill her. Iris is injured but manages to escape.

While hiding from Cam and the Everto in a shopping centre Iris is approached by Jacob, who is unaware of her situation and tries to flirt with her but she coldly brushes him off. The everto attack again, interrupting the one-sided would-be romance. Iris goes against character saves the still-ignorant Jacob's life but finds herself cornered as a result. Right when Iris is about to be shot the Everto soldiers and almost everyone else in the area are wiped out by a massive firestorm which Iris stands at the centre of.

The artwork has a [[{{Animesque}} distinctly manga influenced style]] reminiscent of Creator/DavidGonterman and the comic updates [[strike:three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays]] [[ScheduleSlip infrequently]].

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!!''{{Shadownova}}'' contains examples of:
* ActionGirl: Iris and Nikki. Anne Caver is implied to have been one before she injured her leg.
* {{Animesque}}: Oh so much.
* AltText: Provides commentary, anecdotes and referential jokes.
* AuthorAppeal: Just about all of the [[strike:female]] cast.
* AwesomeMcCoolName: [[ColonelBadass Colonel]] Lance Fury
* BadassLongCoat: All of the Everto military except Cam. Fury has a particuarly over the top one.
* BandageBabe: Iris on [[http://shadownovacomic.com/archivechp02pg11.html this page.]]
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted pretty hard.
* BloodFromTheMouth: All of the survivors of the attack on East High have this for the few pages they remain alive. [[spoiler:Cross]] also has this after he's been shot.
* BookDumb: Jacob
* BreakTheCutie: Iris
* BrightSlap: Nikki delivers one to Iris.
* BrokenBird: Iris again
* ChildSoldiers: The resistance are not picky about who fights for them.
* DeliberateInjuryGambit: Jacob blinds Fury with a flashbang and tries to punch him. Fury uses the punch to work out where Jacob is and stabs him.
* DoesNotLikeGuns: Iris, on account of ThouShaltNotKill.
* MrFanservice: Fury, just Fury.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Fury is genuinely disgusted at Iris's SuperpoweredEvilSide while she slaughters dozens of innocent civilians who can't even see the fight happening.
** Though this sounds quite hypocritical from someone whose side just bombed a school... itself containing dozens of innocent civilians who didn't see it coming.
* EveryoneMeetsEveryone: When Iris and Jacob meet up with Nikki's team.
* {{Fanservice}}: Iris's changing scene in chapter 2 and Jacob's ShirtlessScene in chapter 3.
* FreakOut: Iris has had two so far, one right after her SuperPoweredEvilSide went on a rampage in chapter 2 and another when the gravity of her situation fully sinks in in chapter 3.
* GeneralRipper: Major Gereral West
* GenreSavvy: Jacob. His logic in protecting Iris would not work anywhere outside the kind of story he's in.
-->'''Jacob''': ''[[http://shadownovacomic.com/chapter2/archivechp02pg29.html I've seen enough movies to know I'm safer siding with the mystery girl with the crazy powers than the army of dudes trying to kill her.]]
** Of course, this logic is quite sound even in RealLife - Siding with "the mystery girl with the crazy powers" is a good way to get a MagicalGirlfriend at best, and will [[AndroclesLion keep her from killing you]] at the very worst. Siding with "the army of dudes trying to kill her" will get you [[PoliceAreUseless locked up and harangued]] at best, and KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade at the very worst. Sorry pigs, you're all just too damned ''mean''.
*** The AltText even {{Lampshades}} a different opinion. [[WikiMagic Link please!]]
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Iris is slapped by Nikki during her FreakOut in chapter 3.
* HandsomeLech: Jacob
* HollywoodHealing: Subverted. Iris seems to be completely fine immediately after applying bandages to her knife wounds but collapses as soon as she tries to anything more strenuous than sitting around angsting.
* ICallItVera: Implied for Cam via the alt text
* ImpromptuTracheotomy: Cam stabbing the janitor in the throat, cutting short his last words.
* {{Infodump}}: When Nikki explains to Iris and Jacob what's happening in chapter 3.
* InvisibleToNormals: The Everto
* {{Jerkass}}: The way Iris acts towards other people.
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: The Everto do this to many people. It pretty much kicks the plot in motion.
* LaResistance: A particlarly well organised one with a base in the mountains.
* MaleGaze: We get Jacob's view of Iris at the top of [[http://www.shadownovacomic.com/chapter%203%20archives/archivechp03pg28.html this page.]]

* MoeStare: Iris is doing this on the site's donate page.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Iris does this after she sees what happened while her SuperpoweredEvilSide was in control.
* MysteriousWaif: Iris. Played with in that she's the main character and we're exlicitly shown at the start why she can't go home. Jacob doesn't know what we know and definetly sees her as one, mistaking himself for the hero in the process, and heavily {{Lampshades}} her use of the trope.
* KnifeNut: Cam
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: [[strike:Iris and]] Jacob.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Lieutenant Zakiko.
* PrecisionFStrike: Iris during her MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment.
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Played with. Fury is appauled when Iris's SuperPoweredEvilSide kills a lot of people, including a large nuber of civilains but Jacob, using a GenreSavvy interpertation of her role in the grand scheme of things, decides to forgive her.
* PsychicPowers: Espers, though not all of their powers are traditionally "psychic."
* ScarfOfAssKicking: Nikki.
* SceneryGorn: A little after East High is destroyed and after Iris's SuperpoweredEvilSide is done rampaging.
* ShirtlessScene: Jacob gets one in chapter 3.
* ShoutOut: The AltText frequently quotes and compares the comic to other works and memes. In the actual story Nikki references Film/TheMatrix while explaining things to Iris and Jacob.
* ShownTheirWork: The effects of mixing loaded guns and extremely high temperatures.
* StripBuffer: The artist tries to have this and fails miserably most of the time.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Iris has one with pyrokinesis.
* TheCoatsAreOff: Fury before he confronts Iris's SuperpoweredEvilSide.
* TheMasquerade: Maintained by the Everto
* ScheduleSlip: Frequently. The artist is a highschool student who overestimated himself trying to do three pages a week.
* TheStoic: Nikki tries to be this to deal with her emotional pain. She still lets some emotion slip through at first but gets better at hiding it as the sory goes on. Cross does not think this is a good thing.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Fury's reaction to Iris's massacre.
* ThouShaltNotKill
* ToplessnessFromTheBack: Iris, while she's getting changed.
* UnflinchingWalk: Fury does this after jumping from his helicopter after Iris attacks it. He [[TheCoatsAreOff whips his coat off]] and swears vengeance on Iris while his chopper crashes and explodes in the background.
* ViralMarketing: [[spoiler: This Page]]
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Fury swears vengeance on Iris for killing his subordinates and many civilains who, to the reader, are nameless and faceless. Iris also takes it pretty hard when her SuperpoweredEvilSide goes away and she sees the carniage and death she caused, even though all the victims were either trying to kill her or people she claimed to hate.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Colonel Fury. Justified in that strange hair and eye colours like that are an ethnic trait of the Everto.
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