[[caption-width-right:300:Claire shows off her Holy Watergun]]
''Pregnant nun, Holy Crap!''

[[http://www.sisterclaire.com/ Sister Claire]] is a webcomic by Elena Barbarich (a.k.a [[http://yamino.deviantart.com Yamino]]). The genre is dramatic/bizarro comedy, and the series takes heavy inspiration from ''[[Manga/PureTrance Junko Mizuno]]'', ''ThePowerpuffGirls'', ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', and ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. Known for its hidden [[EasterEgg Easter Eggs]] and [[HomageShot homages]], Sister Claire is definitely a [[ShoutOutComics Shout-Out comic.]]

Sister Claire is a novice nun, and all she ever wanted [[IJustWantToBeSpecial was a purpose in life]], and a kitty would be nice, too. But when a beautiful blue [[SexySecretary businesswoman]] named Gabrielle explodes out her toilet and tells [[TheChosenOne her she's pregnant with the new Messiah,]] this [[CelibateHero Celibate Heroine]] realizes she may be in for more than she bargained for: a kaleidoscopic adventure to protect her miraculous baby (and possibly the universe.)

Sister Claire's best friend and [[BigSisterMentor mentor]], Sister Catharine, is unfortunately extremely allergic to cats, which is why Claire is forbidden to play with them. Unfortunately for Catharine, Claire can't seem to stay away from her [[NonHumanSidekick best cat-friend Snowy]] for long, and this brings down harsh punishment from the terrifying Sister Marguerite, [[SinkOrSwimMentor who finds every excuse to torment Claire with cruel and creative punishments.]]

Claire initially [[RefusalOfTheCall crumbles under the guilt]] of accidentally aggravating Catharine's cat allergies and from the pressure of becoming the mother of the new [[MessianicArchetype Messiah]]. (Her pregnancy is confirmed by a flurry of strange blue babies, who turn out to be rather disposable.) The plot thickens as Sister Catharine appears to be stalked by an [[ChaoticEvil evil Cheshire-like cat,]] who eventually [[DemonicPossession possesses her]], turning her into the evil [[ClassyCatBurglar Sister Cat.]]

After [[HolyBurnsEvil temporarily defeating Sister Cat]] with her holy Watergun, Claire begins her training in [[AllMonksKnowKungFu Nun Fu]]. And as the story continues, it's revealed that there's more going on than Gabrielle let on and much bigger threats on the horizon coming Clarie's way. Will her newfound training see her through before the birth of her child?

Updated Mondays (bar any last minute interruptions or planned trips. Along with other projects, Yamino's still in college. You know how it is). With ''Missing Moment'' stories (Text based stories that focus on the characters pasts) updated Tues-Thurs with the occasional bonus story on Friday.

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!!This Web-comic provides examples of:
* AllThereInTheManual: The strip that reveals Sister Oscar [[spoiler: as a transsexual]] is a bit vague, since her speech balloon saying [[spoiler:"I'm no man."]] can throw readers off a bit about [[spoiler: her true gender]]. Your only confirmation for sure is the WordOfGod below the strip, which can escape your notice if you don't scroll down to see it.
** The "Missing Moments" stories which goes into the background of some of the characters.
* AmbiguousGender: Grimm, the Cheshire looking cat. Yamino has stated that Grimm doesn't have a specific gender and is mostly referred to as "they".
* AmbiguouslyGay: [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=20 Gabrielle makes a few subtle passes at Claire.]] But then again, maybe her real form isn't even female?
** Later [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=89 comic]] [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=90 pages,]] however, have Gabrielle being as [[LesYay subtle as]] [[DannyPhantom a flying mallet]]
* AmbiguouslyHuman: [[spoiler:Sister Catharine]], even when she's not [[spoiler:being possessed by an evil cat.]]
* ArcWords: NO ESCAPE
* AuthorAvatar: If Yamino needs a random-ass background character to throw up or otherwise humiliate themselves melodramatically, she'll usually just draw herself.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo
* BlackComedy: Sister Claire accidentally squishes a Bubble Boy with her bare hands, but they turn out to be "rather replaceable," in Gabrielle's words.
* CatGirl: Sister Cat [[spoiler: A.K.A Grimm]]
* CerebusSyndrome: It begins to be hinted at around [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=35 here]] things are not as bright or silly as they appear. [[spoiler:And then the witch trial begins...]]
* TheChewToy: Poor Claire just can't catch a break.
* TheChosenOne: Claire is chosen as the mother of the Messiah by Gabrielle.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Claire's true origins haven't been explained yet, but she was found on the doorstep of the abbey by Sister Catharine.
** It was later hinted that [[spoiler:Sister Catharine]] might actually be Claire's mother. This also somewhat explains how Catharine had the pregnancy test.
* DemonicPossession [[spoiler: Grimm (the Cheshire looking cat) to Catharine though going by the ritual and Catharine's words later on, this seems like a willing one. Grimm claims its a permanent one though he could be lying. What's more Grimm can only take over at night while Catharine regains her body during the day.]]
* DoorStopBaby: Sister Claire.
* EasterEgg: Yamino loves throwing in homages and references for readers to find. Some are more subtle, others are direct homages, such as the Powerpuff Girls 10th anniversary page, featuring Claire and the PPG sharing a cake.
* FanDisservice: [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=282 Naked Sister Marguerite]], complete with disgusted reactions from the other nuns. Of course, [[TooMuchInformation her dialogue]] probably didn't help matters. WordOfGod says looking up references for that page was quite a harrowing experience.
* FanService: [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=256 Here]] [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=257 you]] [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=258 go.]]
* FemmeFatalons: Sister Cat.
* FingerLickinEvil: Sister Cat [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=33 here]] and [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=48 here]].
** Evil Cat on [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=36 this page.]]
* {{Filler}}: Gabrielle taking Claire to an undersea nightspot in order to relax. It's a good kind of filler, though, building character and the relationship between the two characters
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Sister Claire loves all animals, but especially cats. She's a vegetarian for this reason.
** [[spoiler: Turns out the cat thing might not be coincidence.]]
* {{Gonk}}: Would [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=8 this]] count?
* HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster: The twins, even going so far as to have deliberate {{yuri}} symbolism all over them. But in their case, it's not forbidden love ([[{{Twincest}} ...maybe]]) [[spoiler: but forbidden psychic powers]].
* HotSpringsEpisode: starting [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=256 here]]. One of many homages to anime and manga.
* HostileShowTakeover: Happened in a guest strip that has since been lost to restructuring of the site.
* HulkingOut: [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=190 Behold]]. The resulting OhCrap face is entirely justified.
** WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: However using this affects her judgement and she can't tell friend from foe.
* HumongousMecha: The Annulus. WordOfGod states that making a pact with one was meant to represent marriage, specifically the nun’s marriage to G.O.D.
* IHaveManyNames: Gabrielle.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: The new habits the nuns are wearing in the [[http://sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=221 newer chapters]] may qualify.
* IncrediblyLamePun: The reason Claire is in the bathroom when she first meets Gabrielle is because Sister Marguerite gave her a severe dose of "Holy Shit Laxative".
* {{Jerkass}}: Sister Marguerite, '''''AND FUCKING HOW.'''''
** The artist admitted that Marguerite was based on a nun teacher she once had. She does say she knows that not all nuns are so scary.
* KindheartedCatLover going nearly to CrazyCatLady extremes.
* KnightTemplar: [[spoiler: A few of the nuns toward withcraft. Even if said person isn't truly evil.]] Justified as [[spoiler: [[ShellShockedVeteran the older nuns are still reeling from a war with witches]] and [[ProperlyParanoid know that there are some still out there.]]]] Considering Claire's case, this is tragically ironic.
* LittleHeroBigWar
* MsFanservice: Almost every character can qualify for this after their respective trip to the hot springs, though it's more InnocentFanserviceGirl instances, if anything. Straighter examples would be Gabrielle, and Sister Cat.
* NonIndicativeName: The order Claire belongs to is called the "Sisters of Mercy", so, naturally, they're actually battle nuns who train to fight evil with violence rather than, say, IncorruptiblePurePureness.
* NoodleIncident: Claire has reputedly almost killed Catharine by accident several times, including the unexplained [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=12 "watermelon incident."]]
* NunsNRosaries
* NunsAreMikos: Though it's likely that this trope is just in effect for RuleOfCool, since the artist actually does know quite a bit about real nuns and has even been taught by them in real life (see {{Jerkass}} and WriteWhoYouKnow).
* NunsAreSpooky
* NunTooHoly
* ObviouslyEvil: [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/cast.php Evil Cat]]
* OrwellianRetcon: The artwork was redrawn in many places for the first print volume, and the online pages were replaced with the new versions. Changes include a more salamander-like design for Sal and more elaborate backgrounds for the Atlantis chapter.
* PantyShot: A minor one on page 100, and two in a row on pages 160 and 161.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: "I'm sorry to tell you that our name, Sisters of Mercy, is a bit misleading. God shows mercy. '''''We don't.'''''"
* RuleOfThree: The Trinity plays a large role in most aspects of the story.
* ScheduleSlip: Yamino tries to update her comic on schedule, but she has the occasional slip. Usually she posts to the blog daily and previews/fanart to provide some fresh content in the meantime.
* SexyMentor: Sister Catharine. AND Gabrielle.
* ShoutOut: To ''RoseOfVersailles'' with Sisters Rosalie, Antoinette and Oscar.
** One is done for ''The Last Supper'', in [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=131 this]] comic. Yamino lampshades it in her notes, commenting that the nuns all ran to Claire's side of the table, because they always wanted to pose like that.
** A good many are made to ''StarWars'', like [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=109 this one]].
** [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=130 One of Claire's books]] is [[Franchise/HarryPotter Defense Against the Dark Arts]].
** The title page of Chapter 2 calls back to TheGraduate.
** Anytime the nuns' students are shown, pay attention; one of them might be Yamino, and the rest are invariably cameo appearances by characters from shows Yamino is particularly into, like [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt Panty and Stocking]], or [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic human versions of ponies]].
** Also, [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Azula, Mai, and Ty Lee]] have made an [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=162 appearance]] as students. On the same page, you can also see [[Franchise/AceAttorney Ema Skye and Maya Fey]].
** [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Sokka's club]], as well as one of [[{{Batman}} Batman's bat-shurikens]] can be seen [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=75 here]].
*** As well as [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=177 statues]] of [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar Aang]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Korra]]!
** [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Osaka and Chiyo-chan]] are seen in the front row on [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=162 this page.]]
** The sequence in the above link gives off a feel like Theatre/TheCrucible.
** One of the new banner ads features a kitten dressed up like [[MSPaintAdventures Nepeta]], with the phrase "Got Kitten!" (a reference to the "Got Tiger" [[Memes/{{Homestuck}} meme]]).
*** Yet another banner ad is drawn in the style of SweetBroAndHellaJeff, with reference to [[{{Homestuck}} blue ladies]].
** [[{{Pokemon}} PokéBalls]] can be seen in [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=76 this]] strip.
** [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=146 Chuck]] from Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt can be found here. It's not all that surprising a shout out to that would appear here, really.
** [[{{Pokemon}} Several]] [[Franchise/SailorMoon popular]] [[{{Garfield}} cats]] can be seen on the roof [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=77 here.]]
** Claire's trip to Atlantis in [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=73 Chapter 5]] is filled with ''dozens'' of familiar faces, if you look carefully enough.
** In the Missing Moments story [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/missingmoments.php?id=421 "La Visita"]], Claire and the twins read from a book titled ''[[SugarWiki/RiseOfTheBraveTangledDragons Rise of the Brave Tangled]] Disney/{{Frozen}} [[SugarWiki/RiseOfTheBraveTangledDragons Dragons]]''.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: Catharine claims Sister Marguerite is one, but it's becoming increasingly apparent that she just really misses her job as a witch hunter, and Claire's mistakes are just convenient excuses to vent her pent-up sadism.
* {{Sssssnake Talk}}: Subverted by the eel bouncer at Atlantis. He has a lisp.
* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: Talk like [[StarWars Yoda]], Mother Superior does.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Grimm, and Catharine while possessed.
* {{Suspiciously Specific Denial}}: [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=30 "There's nothing suspicious or weird happening!"]]
* TearsOfBlood: Claire passes a statue weeping red tears [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=43 here]], signaling that events are about to [[CerebusSyndrome take a turn for the worse...]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Claire. Just look at [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=48 her first encounter with Grimm]], versus [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=152 her second]].
* TortureTechnician: Sister Marguerite, [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=159 apparently]].
-->When it comes to pain, I'm a professional. And I '''love''' my job.
* ValleyGirl: Sister Marie talks like one.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=21 After immaculately conceiving the Messiah, Claire is sick.]]
** As is Yamino, when she sees an opportunity to use theatrics to save the world from Sister Marguerite.
* VirginPower
* WackyCravings: Om nom wooden mugs nom nom.
** [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=134 Wooden crosses]] and [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/index.php?id=140 wooden rulers]] are good eating, as well.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Most of the nuns such as Olga and Marguerite [[spoiler: and, according to Catharine, Grimm.]]
* WhamLine:
--> '''Wolf Witches Queen''': [[spoiler:We can't ignore the signs that a war is brewing again. We could use powerful allies. Lupo, track these witches. '''Protect them.''']]
* WideEyedIdealist: And again, Sister Claire.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade C on Sister Claire.