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''Wayward Sons'' is a {{webcomic}} written by Benny R. Powell (aka Wizbenny), that while mainly sci-fi, contains elements from multiple genres. Though it begins with the Pantheans having just prevailed in a bloody civil war, things go quickly awry while the Pantheans attempt to imprison the traitorous Kronos and a multitude of monstrous intergalactic criminals.

Now the crew of the ''Ulympea'', led by Captain Suras, must do whatever it takes to stem a full-scale prison break. What happens next, however, is completely unexpected, and the planet they end up visiting will never be the same again...

Can be found [[http://waywardsons.keenspot.com/ here]].
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!!Tropes found in this webcomic:
* AbuseIsOkayWhenItIsFemaleOnMale: A particularly horrible example occurs when Ethaynia [[GroinAttack castrates]] Hermaz in [[DisproportionateRetribution response to a snarky question about her love life]]. Admittedly [[GoodThingYouCanHeal it's not permanent]], but still.
** Later, he has nightmares about it, and it's [[ComedicSociopathy played for laughs.]]
* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:The Future arc, which is revealed to be a prophetic dream about the BadFuture that will happen if the crew leaves Kronos to his own devices.]]
* AllMythsAreTrue: Or at least several myths from several different cultures.
* AllThereInTheManual: The backstories of different characters and descriptions of their powers are usually only found on the bonus pages, which update on weekends.
* AncientAstronauts: Although the webcomic is from their point of view.
* TheAtoner: Both Enki and Permythe.
** [[spoiler:Kronos himself]], as of the aftermath.
*** [[spoiler: Subverted in the Future arc, which shows that he eventually relapses.]]
* BadassNormal: All of the crew members of the Ulympea and Kronos's crew are this before the events of the comic.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: In these comics: [[http://waywardsons.keenspot.com/d/20100723.html]] and [[http://waywardsons.keenspot.com/d/20100727.html]], Hestya, while fully naked, lacks certain, erm, features.
* BatmanGambit: Suras pulls one on Kronos when [[spoiler:he has Nysus infiltrate Kronos's crew and plant explosives on his ship.]]
** And again at the beginning of the Egyptian War arc. What was to stop [[TheDragon Typhon]] from [[spoiler: [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill torching Frodaity and Temis' bodies]] after they had gotten [[FakingTheDead their throats slit]] by [[TheMole Luneptis]] after their cover had been blown?]]
** Pulled on Kronos again to draw him out to a remote outpost, trapping him in ThePlan.
* TheBlacksmith: Phastus' role, due to [[ExtraOreDinary being able to manipulate metals]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Pretty much all the Ulympeans, Especially Hurk.
** Oh, and [[spoiler: Enki, might double as a crowning moment of awesome]]
* BigBeautifulWoman: Hestya is plus-sized, which doesn't dissuade any of the single men. For extra fanservice, her fire powers burn off everything but her (literal) ChainmailBikini.
* ButNotTooBlack: Hurk.
* CardboardPrison: Arguably, the Tytan.
* ChristmasSpecial: Explains the origin of Santa Claus, and introduces us to [[TimeMaster Nysus]] and [[GreenThumb Metre's]] powers.
* ChunkySalsaRule: Completely destroying or decapitating someone's head is one way to kill them off for good if they're Star Core powered.
* CoolSword: Suras's personal weapon.
* ConvenientMiscarriage: Haydez and Sefani find out the hard way that people empowered by the star core can't have children [[spoiler: with each other]].
-->'''Hara''': The best I can tell is that this is a side effect of the star core event. The fetus inherits the energies of both parents and it... just-
-->'''Sefani''': -So the tingling I felt..?
-->'''Hara''': That was the fetus burning itself out.
** Apparently [[spoiler: this rule has some exceptions, as Ekidna and Typhon, hailing from the same race and being granted similar powers were able to sire a viable offspring. They just didn't believe that]]
* DoingInTheWizard: Does this to [[spoiler:ancient mythologies, especially Greek]] by giving it a sci-fi slant.
* DreamWeaver: Morfeaz.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: The female Ulympeans do this to infiltrate Kronos's camp.
* DropTheHammer: Hurk's personal weapon, built by [[TheBlacksmith Phastus]].
* EnthrallingSiren: The Syrene.
* FanDisservice: While Hestya is [[IncrediblyLamePun hot]] in her human form, the new look when activating her powers (especially in the new war arc) make's her look... creepy. Her naked figure is badly proportioned, the orange shadows doesn't help and the lack of pupils, grffhhh. It's like an umpa loompa with tits and the look from benind, well, you wouldn't [[http://waywardsons.keenspot.com/d/20110819.html be faulted for confusing her for a (somewhat chubby) man]].
* FanService: The comic runs on this, as the ads like to point out.
* FiveManBand: The main Ulympeans:
** TheHero: Suras
** TheLancer: Hermaz
** TheBigGuy / TheLancer: Hurk
** TheSmartGuy: Ethaynia
** TheChick: Temis
* FiveBadBand: For the Tytans:
** BigBad: Kronos
** TheDragon: Typhon. Both literally and figuratively.
** TheEvilGenius: Doctor Chu [[spoiler:until Ethaynia and Hestya kill him.He got better]].
** TheBrute: Baal/Fehn
** TheDarkChick: Pawn
* FlashBack: One of the recent chapters, detailing the events of the civil war.
* GeniusDitz: Hermaz
* GodivaHair: Cassandra in all her apearances when she's using her power, as doing so burns up her clothes, so she stands naked in shallow water, as shown in this comic: [[http://waywardsons.keenspot.com/d/20100713.html]]
* GravityMaster: Hermaz
* GreenThumb: Metre's powers.
* TheGunslinger: Airez
* HalfHumanHybrid: Apparently [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]], half Torsian and half human.
** Isis [[spoiler: Froidaity in disguise]] and Menes had a long and fruitful marriage until the MayflyDecemberRomance problem kicked in.
* HandBlast: A few characters can use their powers as a beam attack, but the straightest example would be Ethaynia.
* HealingFactor: [[HandWave Hand waved]] as being 'genetically locked' by the [[MineralMacGuffin Star Core]]. However, if they are [[LosingYourHead beheaded]], then they will [[KilledOffForReal actually die]].
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Permythe]]
* AnIcePerson: Part of Saiden's powers, but while he can merely freeze any body of water, Sefani's power is more specialized and doesn't have such limitations.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Typhon and Ekidna.
* LargeHam: Kronos.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The cast page lists more than thirty important charcaters, and it's not even complete yet.
* LosingYourHead: Is the only way for the Ulympeans and Tytans to permanently die.
* MadScientist: Again, Chu
* MakingASplash: Also part of Saiden's powers.
* MassSuperEmpoweringEvent: The star core incident near the start of the comic was this, and also transported the cast to earth.
* MindControl: Frodaity's powers basically allow her to do this, by way of [[EmotionBomb manipulating emotions]].
* MineralMacGuffin: The Star Core, now hidden in the hilt of Suras' CoolSword.
* MisappliedPhlebotinum: Generally {{averted}}. The smarter characters are always thinking of new useful ways to use everyone's abilities, such as making weapons which can retain a charge from Airez for later use. Played with in the Holy Day celebration, in which Metre's GreenThumb ability was combined with Nysus' TimeMaster ability to ferment a lot of wine really quickly.
* MundaneUtility: When Cassandra finds out Nysus' ability is controlling the very passage of time on any person or object, the first use they give it is to... ferment wine.
** Most frequent on-screen use of Hara's power of [[BalefulPolymorph retroactive genetic modifications]]? ''Cosmetic surgery.'' Hara herself advises against using powers so frivolously.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Those with Kronos after the end of the Egyptian war are so loyal to him, they allow a human stranger to join them as an equal with little or no objection.
* NonhumanHumanoidHybrid: S'ket is a [[CatGirl Panthean/Nemean hybrid]].
* ObliviousToLove: Hurk manages to not realize Ninsun's still in love with him ''while'' he's breaking up with her ''after having been invited into her bedroom'' '''''while she's ReadyForLovemaking'''''!
* OhMyGods:
--> ''By the fates!''
* PersonalityPowers: It's not clear exactly what determines which powers someone ends up with, but it seems to be tied in to the individual's existing skills, though even this doesn't seem to always be the case. A few examples;
** Hurk, who was already strong enough to take down pre-empowering H'mbawa ''barehanded'', became bigger and ''much'' stronger.
** Temis, the best tracking officer in the fleet, got heightened senses, and a sixth "danger sense".
** Airez is very passionate about weapons, and the best marksman in the fleet. He gained the ability to channel energy into weapons, making them more effective, or removing the need for ammunition.
** Later bios make it clear that this trope is very much in effect, such as spelling out that S'ket's desire for acceptance from her Nemean relatives is reflected by her power to [[SummonMagic conjure energy constructs in the form of lion companions]].
* ThePlan: An impressive one during the Egyptian War arc. [[spoiler:First, the Ulympeans use a BatmanGambit to draw Kronos out to a remote outpost. Then, they have Luneptis cast a massive illusion, making Kronos think he's fighting an army, when he's just being lured into range of [[{{BFG}} Eris]]. Chu teleports him just out of range, only for the ''real'' Ulympean army to attack. Kronos is at a disadvantage, so he attempts to retreat... only to [[OhCrap find]] that his navy has been sunk by [[ChekhovsArmy the Syrene]], who are now flanking his troops]].
* PsychicNosebleed: Luneptis, when she uses her powers to make an illusory ''army''.
** When Cassie tried to see [[spoiler:Andora]]'s timeline, it gave Cassie this and TearsOfBlood.
-->'''Cassie:''' It's as if she has no past, present or future. There are too many possibilities! '''''Too much chaos!'''''
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Kronos's Royal Guard.
** [[spoiler: Who then, apparently, are [[TheMole the moles]].]]
* ReverseMole: [[spoiler: Permythe]]. Then [[spoiler: [[DoubleAgent subverted]].]]
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Hurk, whenever someone mentions Ethaynia.
* ShockAndAwe: The powers of Suras.
* ShoutOut: One story arc has [[TheIncredibleHulk the incredible Hurk]] turned green as a disguise.
-->'''Hermaz''': Now we're stuck in [[StarWars a galaxy far, far away]] from our homes.
-->'''Ninsun''': When it comes to being a ruler of Uruk... [[Franchise/{{Highlander}} There can be only one]]!
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: The Syrene
* StopWorshippingMe: Suras. However, one of his attempts at this backfires badly when his frustration unlocks his powers, creating a massive bolt of lightning. Which is a bit of a mixed message when trying to convince people you're not a god.
* SwordFight: When Hurk and the others are forced to use the "low-tech" weapons.
* ATankardOfMooseUrine: The tavern set up by the Ulympeans serves a drink that, in Haydez's opinion, "tastes like piss".
* {{Telepathy}}: Permythe's power.
* TimeMaster: Nysus' powers.
* UnfazedEveryman: Huang's bio specifically states that he gets along just fine with the more alien Tytans, despite being an ordinary feudal Chinese peasant. "He finds things about them that he can relate to."
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Hestya doesn't seem to have a problem with replacing her uniform when it gets destroyed.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Blowing up an entire planet of innocents and causing a civil war is justifiable in the face of the threat of a race that may or may not return from the [[TailorMadePrison dimension it got stuck on]].
* WaveMotionGun: Airez's sidearm used to have a regulator on it so it couldn't be fired continuously. He has removed it, and combined with his ability to channel energy into weapons, he can fire a sustained beam of incredible power.
* WordOfGod: word by word:
-->'''Wizbenny''': I will go ahead and state now that in NO WAY will Christ, Buddha, Muhammad, or Confucius will be related to or born from the Ulympeans or Tytans in any way, shape, or form. LOL.
* WorkingWithTheEx: The captain's ex-wife is also the head medical officer.
* WorthyOpponent: How Kronos sometimes sees Suras. Arguably the opposite is also true.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: [[TheMedic Hara's]] power is to transform other beings, even those "genetically locked" by the star core event. However, [[InstantOracleJustAddWater Cassandra]] herself predicts that this power will eventually lead to her death.
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