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[[http://thefoxsister.com/ The Fox Sister]] is a {{webcomic}} written by Christina Strain and drawn by Jayd Aït-Kaci. It is described as a "supernatural thriller/dram-edy" by the creator. It is based on the Korean folk tale of the same name, about the shape-shifting nine-tailed fox [[FantasticFoxes Kumiho]].

The comic is set in Seoul, Korea, of 1968. After having witnessed a Kumiho murdering her family as a child, Cho Yun Hee has grown up a bitter young woman. On her hunt for said Kumiho, who has [[FaceStealer taken the shape]] of her sister Sun Hee, she meets the American ex-soldier Alex.

Characters:
* Cho Yun Hee: The protagonist. Besides being a university student, she works as a Mudang - a priestess of an almost extinct indigenous Korean religion.
* Soot Bull: Yun Hee's faithful Korean Jindo dog.
* Alex Martin: a former US-Army specialist who after his term stayed in Korea as a Christian missionary.
* Mrs. Park: Alex's neighbor and a member of his church community.
* Min: A friend of Alex and another member of his church community. [[spoiler: This is the identity the Kumiho has assumed in her human form.]]

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!!''The Fox Sister'' contains examples of:

* AltText: The comic image's title tag sporadically contains funny remarks about the respective page.
* BerserkButton: Yun Hee is very serious in her faith and [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=65 really dislikes it]] if her religion is treated like some sort of ren-fair novelty.
* BilingualBonus: For Korean speakers, Soot Bull's name will reveal a PunnyName (see below).
* BrokenBird: Yun Hee might be warming up towards Alex, but overall she's still quite brusque and closed off.
* CanineCompanion: Soot Bull.
* CassandraTruth: The comic doesn't actually show it, but it's easy to imagine how Yun Hee's eccentrics after waking up in the hospital are received.
--> '''Yun Hee''': "That's not Sun Hee! Kumiho! Keep it away!!!"
* CheshireCatGrin: Often [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=25 seen on the Kumiho]] in human form.
* ChristianityIsCatholic: Averted with [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=66 Alex being Methodist]].
* DemonSlaying: Apparently part of [[http://www.thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=122 a Mudang's job description]].
--> '''Yun Hee''': "This is what I do. I kill demons."
* DisproportionateRetribution: After Yun Hee harasses the Kumiho by plastering Pujok to ward off evil spirits all over the place, she retaliates by [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=74 messily killing a group of three young men]] right at Yun Hee's front porch.
* ElvisImpersonator: Both Alex and Yun Hee are huge ElvisPresley fans, and Alex [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=44 likes to impersonate him]] - with mixed results.
--> '''Alex''': "I won my unit's Elvis impersonator contest. Twice."
--> '''Yun Hee''': "The judges must have been very kind to you."
* {{Fingore}}: The Kumiho [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=106 loses a couple of fingers]] to Yun Hee's knife.
* FlashbackEffects: The [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=78 flashback panel to Yun Hee's family's murder]] when she finds the three dead men at her doorstep is reddish monochrome and grainy, with faded edges.
* {{Gorn}}: The Kumiho's kills involve a lot of blood and spilled intestines.
* InTheBack: The Kumiho's fighting style of blindsiding an opponent and attacking from behind sure isn't pretty, but effective.
* KnifeNut: Yun Hee's [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=97 weapons of choice]] are blades of various sizes. She is quite proficient with them.
* LadyInRed: The Kumiho wears a [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=47 sexy red dress]] when she seduces her first victim.
* LetsGetDangerous: Isn't Soot Bull just lovable? But don't let his cuteness fool you! He can be [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=34 scarily ferocious]] if the situation calls for it.
* LightningBruiser: The Kumiho.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: Combined with TheShadowKnows (see below). The Kumiho is shown in human form, presumably nursing her shoulder [[spoiler:which was hurt in a fight with Soot Bull]]. Her [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=46 shadow on the wall behind her]] shows her fox form, licking said shoulder.
* MotionBlur: Used in some action scenes.
* MysteriousAnimalSenses: Soot Bull picks up the Kumiho's presence right away whenever she is near; justified as Jindo dogs are excellent hunting dogs.
* NiceGuy: Alex.
* NosyNeighbor: Mrs. Park [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=85 exhibits some traits of this]]. How severe remains to be seen, though.
* OhCrap: The Kumiho of all characters gets a nice moment, when she [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=34 runs into Soot Bull]].
* OpenMouthInsertFoot: Alex has a talent to [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=51 say just the wrong things]] to Yun Hee.
* PaperTalisman: Yun Hee's [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=64 Pujok charms]] are the Korean version.
* {{Permastubble}}: Alex sports a perpetual 5 o'clock shadow.
* PhysicalScarsPsychologicalScars: Yun Hee's arms, hands and chest are covered in scars which she received when attempting to fend off the Kumiho during their traumatic first encounter.
* PinkElephants: Subverted. The vicious, red-eyed canine creature the [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=36 drunk man sees]], is in fact ''not'' just a “stray dog”.
* PunnyName: Soot Bull (숫불) in Korean means Charcoal Fire.
* RapunzelHair: Min. It's a bit hard to tell when her hair is never still, even when, logically speaking, it ''should'' be, but it is always at least hip length, and usually between her hips and knees.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The Kumiho [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=33 loves]] [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=67 this]] [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=71 one]].
* ReflectiveEyes: When Alex and Yun Hee [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=75 find]] the [[{{understatement}} little mess]] the Kumiho left at Yun Hee's house.
* ReligionIsMagic: Yun Hee's charms to ward off evil create [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=92 actual physical barriers]] that the Kumiho is unable to cross.
* {{Revenge}}: What the story is all about.
* TheShadowKnows: In a few scenes where the Kumiho is shown in human form her shadow reveals her true shape.
* TemporaryBulkChange: After gorging himself on Alex's gift of leftover bulgogi, Soot Bull is [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=29 much tubbier than usual.]] Yun Hee even [[LampshadeHanging comments on it]].
* ThereIsOnlyOneBed: Alex [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=79 insists on Yun Hee taking the bed]] while he sleeps on the floor when he invites her to stay at his place after the Kumiho turned her home into a crime scene.
* TranslationConvention: All Korean spoken in the comic is translated to English, for the readers' convenience. Interestingly, English spoken in the comic, and not Korean, [[TranslationPunctuation is marked by angle brackets.]]
* TheVamp: The Kumiho uses the [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=47 attractiveness of her human form]] to bait men.
--> '''Victim''': "You shouldn't be out alone at night like this, miss."
--> '''Kumiho''': *smiling coyly* "Is that so?"
* WakingUpElsewhere: The opening sequence closes with a classical example, when [[http://thefoxsister.com/index.php?id=8 Yun Hee wakes up in the hospital]].
* WebcomicTime: The one-page-per-week update schedule with occasional ScheduleSlip has the story advance by only a few days in-universe in about one and a half years of real time.