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A [[http://www.talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/ webcomic]] where AllMythsAreTrue. Wonderfully integrates magic, science, and religion in a modern setting. Tells the story of two sisters with recently discovered magical powers heading to New Orleans to learn about their origins. Gail is an athletic, katana-wielding ActionGirl. Sharon is a [[ShockAndAwe lightning shooting]] former paraplegic.

Pits the magical KnightTemplar organization Vigil against the machinations of the witch and MagnificentBastard Bella Brouchard, with the two sisters caught in between. Trying to save them and avert calamity are [[PrivateDetective detective]] and magician Saxony Canterbury and his [[HalfHumanHybrid half-Kitsune]] partner Hayaka.

An OrphanedSeries as of September 21, 2009, as artist Grayson Towler has decided to concentrate on his professional works... but it's [[http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comicr.html back]] as of January 2014!

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'''This comic provides examples of:'''

* AllMythsAreTrue: So far we've had demons from India, biblical characters, Lovecraftian monstrosities, and more...[[JuliusBeethovenDaVinci often in the same person]].
** Subverted, however, in that they're not ''quite'' the versions we know of. For example, Ragnarok already happened (this we learn from a six-foot-tall dwarf), and the Scripture is said to be less than accurate.
* BadassNormal: Grandma Stella Wincott, dad Aaron Curmen. [[spoiler:The ''only'' normal characters to speak of.]]
** [[spoiler: Stella isn't quite so normal anymore]]
*** [[spoiler: For that matter, Aaron never was normal to start with]]
**** [[spoiler: I count three subversions rapid here]]
*** [[spoiler: Stella ''was'' a BadassNormal prior to comic 585, though Aaron apparently never was normal he thought he was and therefor couldn't use his powers.]]
* BadassBoast: Gail gives a particularly chilling one on [[http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic111.html this page.]]
* BadassPreacher: Gail, sort of. Not really a preacher, but when she starts praying out loud, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epic things]] are about to go down.
* BarehandedBladeBlock. Justified: performed on a practice sword by an extraordinarily competent and superhuman fighter.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Gail. A good, kind Christian girl... who will absolutely ''end'' you if you do anything to hurt Sharon. [[spoiler: [[http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic111.html Even if it's her own grandmother.]]]]
* BiTheWay: Sharon
* BiblicalBadGuy: [[spoiler:Bella's henchman Jude, formerly known as Judas Iscariot.]]
* ChekhovsGun: The baseball Gail hits out of the park and Saxony later picks up. Used to [[spoiler:steal Hayaka's white sphere back from the Perivigilum.]]
* CoolGate
* FigureItOutYourself: The Shackled Man (Justified since [[spoiler:his ability to predict the future is inversely proportional to how much he involves himself]])
* {{Foreshadowing}}
-->'''Lily Curmen''': Just be careful! [[spoiler:My mother's]] apt to start ''running'' the place if you don't watch out!
** [[spoiler: Aaron Curmen talking about how magical types can forget their magical nature and become ordinary humans like him.]]
** Also:
-->''Saxony (Regarding [[spoiler: Brouchard]]'': Tomorrow, she may wish she didn't have a head.
* ForgotTheCall: Is a hazard for people with magic, called 'disappearing'.
** [[spoiler:Aaron Curmen]] is the most extreme example. This is also our introduction to Psyche.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Saxony. Just about everyone else in the comic would probably describe ''themselves'' this way, but [=YMMV=].
** Well, when we first meet Saxony [[http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic123.html get a scene]] to show us now not-soft he is.
* HolierThanThou: The comic covers almost the whole spectrum of religious attitudes, and none of them turn out to be evil (flawed, yes, but not out-right evil, [[spoiler:Grandma's]] actions notwithstanding, and the jury is still out on the God-hating [[spoiler:Bella Brouchard]])
* HollywoodAtheist: Notably averted by Sharon.
* ImpossibleThief: With Saxony it really is magic!
* IncendiaryExponent: A variation, instead of being on fire Sharon does things while crackling with electricity after being struck by lightning!
* LargeHam: [[http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic064.html Aaron Curmen.]] He even lets out an EvilLaugh at one point.
* LightningCanDoAnything: Sharon Curmen.
* LivingLieDetector: Gail Curmen.
* MagiciansAreWizards: Saxony Canterbury.
* MissingFloor
* NeverMessWithGranny: The girls' grandmother, Stella "tough-as-an-iron-battleship" Wincott.
* NoSuchThingAsWizardJesus: Subverted
* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* RealitySubtext: When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the writer originally planned to ignore it since the story was not set at a specific time. He later wrote it in as a significant plot point.
* RibcageRidge
* ShockAndAwe: After getting hit by lightning, Sharon acquires the ability to absorb electricity and turn it into super strength and zap people like an electric eel.
* ShoutOut: Sharon likes to tell stories. Subversive ones, usually.
-->'''Sharon''': [[Literature/TheDiamondAge So Princess Nell and her four guardians set off to find the land of King Coyote...]]
** Also, one of the stories Sharon tells about her miraculous healing is that "you would be amazed at how many health problems can be cured by the strategic use of small explosive charges". The person she is speaking to bears quite a resemblance to [[Webcomic/SluggyFreelance Riff]].
* WeirdnessCensor: {{Muggles}} ''can'' see and interact with magical events, but tend to overlook them, take them for mundane, and/or suppress the memory.
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