An amateur webcomic by a DeviantArt user dubbed "pommyman". The medium was originally (bad) fan fiction, but then progressed to ms paint and from there to decent hand drawings, with the story changing as well on occasion as the cartoonist gets better at story telling. The story itself is a fan fiction but is unfortunately rather missing in favor of shenanigans that don't follow much of a sense of time. The actual plot itself is about Matthew Mokary, who unfortunately fell off a building during a field trip before the whole thing even started. Due to being lackluster all in all, he is split into two parts: one going to heaven, the other to hell. What follows is his training to become the guardian angel of an alternate [[Anime/SonicX Cosmo]] and keep the demonic half of him and his girlfriend Artemis from terrorizing the poor plant girl. HilarityEnsues between fighting the "evil" Dark Matt and dealing with the resident fool, Collin.

Similar to Anime/{{Naruto}} Shippuden, there is a {{time skip}}ped storyline set 23 years after the original story with many of the previous characters having gotten married and becoming parents. There are also new characters not related to the normal series, but the base plot is relatively similar to the last, with Matt having to become a guardian angel again and protect [[GenerationXerox Ivy and Sky]] from what is possibly the laziest villain ever.

Many of the comics have ongoing play-by-post games between pommyman and another user, [[Tropers/{{Luigifan}} Luigifan18]], which add extra characters to the mix, new plot lines, and expand upon plotline elements in the comic itself.

It can be viewed [[http://pommyman.deviantart.com/gallery/ here]].

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!!''White Dark Life'' contains examples of:

* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Inverted. Matt finds blood gross, so his swords, while able to slice through people, don't cut things. Justified in that his powers are implied to be on a mental level. [[spoiler:The same is true of Dark Matt.]]
* AccidentalAesop: Entegra's actions can easily be seen as a deconstruction of the RoaringRampageOfRevenge trope, except pommyman never intended for that. Entegra's character was simply supposed to be a grumpy Brit.
* AerithAndBob: Synder, Artemis, Esther, Cosmo, Matt, and Ben.
* AllThereInTheManual: The roleplays tend to give the spotlight to some of the characters who don't get seen often in the comics and usually contain both amusing jokes and actual facts about the characters.
* AllYourPowersCombined: Matt's main ability is mimicking various characters and gaining their powers (and weaknesses), and he can even combine two skill sets at once. Unfortunately, this can eat up his stamina pretty fast. Dark Matt has this ability too, [[spoiler:at least before the time skip]].
* AloofBigBrother: Ben. He is superior to Matt in everything but screen time and occasionally sanity, but hardly helps his dead brother.
* ArtEvolution: Looking back at the older comics, you'd think they'd be a different series entirely.
* AscendedExtra: Galaxina, who only appeared in a few episodes of ''Anime/SonicX'' (and only in flashbacks, no less), is Matthew's sensei and employer, making her one of the more important characters in the plot.
* {{Asspull}}: Rebecca and Leon were named with Disgaea D2's random name generator.
* BigEater: Damien, Dark Matt's son. Natural given that he's a demon symbolizing gluttony.
* BigFun: Time skip Tori is certainly seen as such by her children.
* [[spoiler:BiggerBad: As annoying as Dark Matt is, he is upstaged by Altair's villainy. Altair had been going behind the scenes absorbing redeemed sinners, planning to use the power boost from them to destroy hell itself, which would turn it into an [[CessationofExistence empty void.]]]]
* BlindWithoutThem: Tori can't see well without her [[OpaqueNerdGlasses giant glasses]]. Averted with Matt.
* BodyHorror: Damien can form mouths almost anywhere on his body. Let that sink in. [[spoiler:Dark Matt's true form is stitched together to keep it from falling apart.]]
* BrainyBaby: Priscilla is only a year old and can talk, but that pales to Inu and Uma, who started math at that same age.
* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy: Blake is the result of Damien's [[EnemyWithin shadow]] taking over his mind.]]
* CasanovaWannabe: Collin. Good ''lord'', Collin. The only thing that keeps him from being a rapist is lacking the physical strength to subdue the average (or even below-average) woman. [[spoiler:He loses this entirely after the time skip.]]
* ChaosArchitecture: While Artemis' house is simply BiggerOnTheInside, Luke's castle is as chaotic as Franchise/{{Castlevania}}.
* ChessWithDeath: Bowling, actually.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Devin [[spoiler:pre-time skip]].
* ComicallyInvincibleHero: Part of the reason Ben gets little screen time is because the cartoonist is bad at science jokes and he is the strongest character in the series.
* ComicTrio: Actually made up of four characters. Damien, Priscilla, Nessie, and the Head Maid. The first three will change roles if need be, with Damien acting as either the leader or fool, Priscilla as the leader or complainer, and Nessie as the complainer or fool. The Head Maid always complains.
* CrossDresser: Matt has mimicked female characters at times at times in the roleplays. He is almost always called out on it.
* CrossOver: One arc in progress has Matt, Anya, Galaxina, and Collin having to pay off a huge debt to [[VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising Palutena]] when an attempt to send Collin into space has him crash into Angel Land.
** A cancelled arc was the cast telling an edited version of VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac as a ghost story on Halloween, with Cosmo replacing Isaac. It was canned when the cartoonist decided that the helpful zombie cast ruined the horror theme. That, and it deviated too much from the plot.
** The Role Plays are considered this.
* DamselInDistress: Cosmo is periodically captured by Dark Matt. However, [[DidntThinkThisThrough he never actually plans out]] keeping her kidnapped, and on some occasions [[DamselOutOfDistress she just walks out]] because she'd rather be doing something.
** DistressedDude: Dark Matt's final attempt at antagonizing Cosmo has him kidnap Matt so that Cosmo comes to him. [[spoiler:This is mostly in hopes that she dies in a death trap where he can't see her die.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite all their dark powers, demons have their own sense of morality, and given their stable economy, they have little reason to do evil.
* DCupDistress: The Head Maid really hates being as large as she is. Of course, if you had GagBoobs, you wouldn't be happy either.
* DeathIsCheap: Matt and Dark Matt are technically already dead, and therefore [[ResurrectiveImmortality are able to respawn shortly after being killed]]. The same technically applies to Galaxina, but she never dies on-screen. [[spoiler:Artemis' death also doesn't do much outside of taking her to heaven.]]
* DevelopmentGag: The Head Maid is given a dress with a large floofy skirt for Christmas, a joke on her old design before it was changed to a slimmer look.
* DoggedNiceGuy: B.I.L.L. ([[FunWithAcronyms Boyfriend Invented for Lonely Ladies]]) is programmed to be ludicrously nice to women, being advertised as the perfect boyfriend. Unfortunately, this annoys the Head Maid, since she can't return him without the receipt and he was a gift.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Head Maid does have a name, but outside of the roleplays, this is typically unused. [[spoiler:It's Devin Whidoe.]]
* EvilCounterpart: Dark Matt sees himself as this to Matt, and most of his shenanigans are aimed at reinforcing this image. [[spoiler:However, much like Matt, his fear of blood prevents him from actually committing murder, or even lasting harm. Due to this, as well as numerous other circumstances, Dark Matt [[HeelFaceTurn drops the charade entirely]] after the time skip.]]
* EvilIsVisceral: Subverted; Dark Matt uses blood-based magic only after [[spoiler:his HeelFaceTurn]]. [[spoiler:In fact, he used to be even more afraid of blood than his counterpart.]]
* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn: Damien when he becomes Blake.]]
* FanBoy: Guess [[VideoGame/Bomberman64TheSecondAttack which character]] the cartoonist got the name ''pommy''man from.
* FanGirl: Mildred is one to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasy Garland]] of all people. Especially odd in that she's a 90 year old [[SpiderPeople spider person]].
* {{Fiction500}}: Dark Matt is implied to have a huge check what with being an actor and all, though it's really the maid who falls into this, as she hoards all of the money she charges for dealing with Damien. It is implied she could run for office with what she has.
** Downplayed with Collin. He might not have to work, but he only has enough money for the bare necessities of himself.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: These happen from time to time. For example, Nessie opening what looks like a gift wrapped fish to find a chess set.
* GenericCuteness: The characters all look like Bomberman characters, so even Nessie, who is supposed to be an angler fish, looks rather cute.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: While there is technically no radar to speak of, Entegra still says "wanker" without it being censored like several other curse words.
* GoingCommando: Nessie doesn't wear underwear. This falls into implied FanDisservice if you know how angler fish reproduce.
* HandicappedBadass: The Head Maid [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe lost her lower body]] and now has prosthetic legs. Said prosthetics can break kevlar with a quick kick.
* HappilyAdopted: Galaxina legally adopts Matt at the start of the series.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Tora. Justified in that she is an Oni, but exaggerated in the amount she drinks when she is drunk and the [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy idiocy the alcohol causes]].
* HeelFaceTurn: Lucas, the father of Cosmo and Galaxina; if the name seems unfamiliar, his former title -- [[spoiler:Dark Oak]] -- may ring a bell instead.
** [[spoiler:Dark Matt and Artemis have undergone this by the time of the time skip.]]
* HornyDevils: Downplayed with Artemis. She could eat life force through adult means, but it's easier for her to just drain it with her hands, not unlike [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Dio Brando.]]
* HypocriticalHumor: Matt has repeatedly stated that he hates perverts, but he carries around lewd images to activate his weaponized nosebleeds.
* ImAHumanitarian: Synder nearly eats Matt in one gag. Entegra and Devin are also prone to consuming Matt, though Devin sometimes eats random mooks.
** Though, for the most part, this is averted by any character with the explicit ability to eat large objects. They usually have a given reason as to why they do not eat people. Damien can't stomach raw meat and fears people killing HIM trying to get out, Saru doesn't want to risk getting sick from cannibalism, Ophelia is Damien's daughter and thus was told not to eat people, and Blake finds the idea disgusting.
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: Cosmo brings [[VideoGame/SonictheFighters Honey the Cat]] home in a one-panel gag.
* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: Averted with Artemis, but played straight with Dark Matt and her children.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: This version of Cosmo is pretty sweet for someone who lost her entire family. It's implied she's acting happier than she really is.
* [[spoiler:IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Dark Matt, whose efforts at true villainy are hamstrung by his fear of blood and violence. As a result, he can't bring himself to do anything more than PokeThePoodle.]]
** [[spoiler:He does, however, make one last-ditch attempt at offing Cosmo for real during a VillainousBreakdown. The result is nothing more than a bloody cut before he breaks down completely.]]
* IronButtMonkey: Collin is too stupid to understand concepts such as pain, hunger, or vacuums of space, [[AchievementsInIgnorance effectively making him the most resilient character in the comic]]. Post-time skip Collin loses a good chunk of that iron, though.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Each character Bio usually has a link to a song the cartoonist characterizes as. Characters also can end up getting more than one with Dark Matt and Artemis having three in total(Normal, [[OneWingedAngel "Tr]][[ClippedWingAngel ue"]], and Adult).
* LightIsGood: With about one exception, the angels are portrayed as being quite nice. God is also stated to be benevolent.
* LogicalWeakness: The series itself has one in the weekend. Why? Because the cartoonist doesn't have a scanner at his father's house.
** Which has recently been completely undone as there was a compatible scanner there the whole time.
* KilledOffForReal: Entegra died of natural causes during the time skip.
* MadnessMantra: [[StarfishLanguage - -\ = // -/ -\ \-]]. Unfortunately, the cartoonist has yet to reveal the demon alphabet, so exactly what it means is unknown as of this writing.
* {{Maid}}: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Head Maid]], though she's more like a babysitter. Mildred serves as this to Blake.
** NinjaMaid: The Head Maid does not take kindly to people messing with her.
** RobotMaid: Mildred is of the MobileSuitHuman kind.
* MeaningfulName: Completely and hilariously averted with Tori and her children (and Tora as well). Played straight with Boar.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: This is true for Tora, who is one of the few characters to not get a spouse post-time skip, but BILL certainly doesn't see anything wrong with chasing after the [[KickChick Head Maid]].
* OldShame: The cartoonist doesn't like his first attempt at fanfiction and his overuse of "baka" in early comics. Averted with his first comic series, which he still finds amusing.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. There are two people named Alison. One was Collin's girlfriend, the other is one of the many deaths.
* OneWingedAngel: That cutesy-looking human form Artemis has? It's fake, and God help you once she decides to take it off.
** Ironically, Altair has no super-powered form.
* OnlySixFaces: Characters are usually denoted by size, hair, and outfit rather than distinct faces.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Dragons in this series are a lot more like {{winged humanoid}}s with horns and tails than giant lizards.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Nessie is a mermaid anglerfish. She even lights up in the dark! Also an example of SirensAreMermaids.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: The consistency of werebeasts is pretty flimsy. Adult ones like Boar can change at will, but others change only at nights that have a full moon. A good majority of the werebeast cast aren't even normal creatures, but mythological ones like Oni or harpies.
* PlantPerson: Cosmo and Galaxina, just like in [[Anime/SonicX the source material]].
* ThePowerOfHate: [[spoiler:It's what keeps sinners from being redeemed, so when it looks like redemption equals a FateWorseThanDeath, Dark Matt begins trying to become the most hated person in existence.]]
* PregnantBadass: Synder is shown in almost every scene as being heavily pregnant, as she is a surrogate mother. She is also a [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragon, which speaks for itself]].
* PunchClockVillain: The Devil, and by extension, almost every demon in the series. Turns out that punishing sinners can rather helpful to the economy if you do it right. [[spoiler:It helps that Luke is Altair's non-insane brother.]]
* {{Psychopomp}}: There is no single entity of death in the series; instead, there are several, with varying personalities and appearances.
* RealityWarper: Dark Matt gains this power after the time skip, but can only affect people based on their karmic impact. This usually manifests as giving people the flu.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[AccidentalAesop Unintentionally]] deconstructed with Entegra, whose {{Jerkass}} behavior is largely (though not entirely) fueled by the pain of losing her children.
* RonTheDeathEater: [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 GUN]] is portrayed in a mildly poor light simply because pommyman thinks they're pretty dumb already. Shadow, Rouge, and Omega are exempt from this, however.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: Slight spelling errors are rather common. This almost happened to Ophelia, who was accidentally written as Ophillia.
* {{Rule 63}}: The cartoonist has designed a gender-swapped cast with multiple name changes and some gaining new personalities. For example, Maya (Matt) is a cosplay fan, and Artemis has traits of the BrokenBird.
* RunningGag: The cartoonist regularly appears in a [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Valkenhayn costume]] during roleplays when he needs to give information to Luigifan.
** The roleplays in general have a large number of running gags, including Mysto being called a witch (she's a sorceress and [[UnequalRites insists on being addressed as such]]), Luigifan (the character) being hilariously inappropriate, Garcia acting as the CloudcuckoolandersMinder.
* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler:Dark Matt is repeatedly killed and made weaker as his fight with Altair drags on, while Altair is no worse for the wear. Having no alternatives, Dark Matt turns his soul into a bomb in a last-ditch effort to blow up Altair. Altair merely loses some of the souls he absorbed. Though this does drive Artemis into finally attacking Altair.]]
* SilkHidingSteel: Tori studies this once she becomes a mother.
* SpiderPeople: Driders are a common species, but unlike most portrayals, they are only about six inches tall. This is thrown out the window in the roleplays, where Entegra is scaled up to the size of the other characters, but Mildred is still tiny.
* SpringtimeForHitler: Part of Adult!Collin's backstory has him in a casino. Unable to resist the urge to play just one round of slots, he puts in a coin he found and wins the jackpot. He then tries to lose the money through more gambling but somehow ends up winning each time.
* SweetTooth: Damien always has chocolate somewhere on him. Or at least in him.
* SymbolSwearing: Curse words are bleeped out with a string of asterisks. Except "wanker" for some reason.
* TakeThat: Megyn Kelly is mocked for claiming Santa and Jesus are white.
** Another strip tears Literature/{{Twilight}} in general, and Edward Cullen in particular, a massive new asshole.
* TautologicalTemplar: '''Altair'''. Good ''lord'', Altair. [[spoiler:Even '''[[{{God}} GOD]]''' tells him he's wrong and he '''still''' thinks he's right.]]
* TechnicalPacifist: Cosmo learns to fight just in time for Dark Matt's final attack.
** She was always capable of fighting in the roleplays, but has a strong dislike of violence.
* TimeyWimeyBall: Damien travels back in time to learn villainy from his then-teenage parents, but is ultimately sent back with little to no effect on the timeline. Then Blake, an adult Priscilla, and Ophelia come from further up the time stream into Damien's starting time.
** This is even more confusing in that Synder might be Really700YearsOld because of time shenanigans.
* TooDumbToLive: Collin's entire point. He loses this trait after the timeskip.
* TookALevelInBadass: ''Everyone'' after the time skip. [[spoiler:Except for Altair, who '''loses ''all''''' of his levels in badass due to Dark Matt's SuicideAttack.]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler:Damien upon becoming Blake; in fact, it's a full FaceHeelTurn. Also Devin after the time skip; she and Dark Matt's maid are one and the same. Devin, however, has a good excuse -- she went through a ''massive'' TraumaCongaLine.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: Collin after the time skip is a lot nicer now that he understands the repercussions of his actions. This doesn't quite apply to most women, however, as he also takes a level in gynophobia.
* TheUnreveal: When asked about his parents, Matt simply says they were average people and that he doesn't remember their address. Cosmo proceeds to yell about how [[LampshadeHanging annoying it is that they didn't learn anything]].
* WhatIf?: One of the categories of the comic. Ranging from GenderSwap, to switching Cosmo and Matt's roles as Guardian and protected, to even a version where Altair isn't a huge jerk.
* {{Yakuza}}: Boar used to be the head of a Yakuza group, but they became a community service group once Boar was forced to leave.
* {{Youkai}}: Rather than turn into normal creatures, Tori and Tora turn into a {{Nekomata}} and an Oni respectively.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Devin and Nessie speak like this. Devin because she has no schooling, and Nessie because her [[EnthrallingSiren voice makes men go crazy.]]

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