->''"Why? What does it do!? Will it [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings turn me invisible]]!? Turn my thoughts into [[Franchise/GreenLantern green reality]]?... Remind me to [[Film/AChristmasStory always drink my Ovaltine]]? Running out of things for a ring to do here, boss."''
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[BlatantLies Just an ordinary girl.]]]]

'''''[[http://zelfia.thecomicseries.com Zelfia]]''''' is an UrbanFantasy [[FantasyWebcomics Webcomic]] currently hosted on ComicFury. It chronicles the story of a young [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Asraan]] named Mayy who, along with [[MagneticHero her]] [[FantasyKitchenSink multispecies]] [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits friends]], seeks to know the truth about [[OrphansPlotTrinket the ring she wears around her neck]] and why she was [[MosesInTheBullrushes left to be raised in the human world.]] Currently updated every Friday.

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!!Zelfia provides examples of

* ArcWords: ''"And she shall bear witness to the End."''
* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:Up to and including the ''protagonist''.]]
* ArtEvolution: The comic has gone from [[http://zelfia.thecomicseries.com/comics/75 this]] to [[http://zelfia.thecomicseries.com/comics/83/ this]] to [[http://zelfia.thecomicseries.com/comics/207/ this]].
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: [[http://zelfia.thecomicseries.com/comics/107/ Mayy is not the task-oriented type.]]
* AuthorAppeal: The author has blatantly admitted that Mayy's visual design, from her bleached bangs down to her combat boots, is "basically all my visual fetishes all rolled into one."
* BadassLongcoat: Que'v has one [[{{Glamour}} when it's not his wings]]
* BiTheWay: Mayy has shown signs that she might be bisexual (especially when drunk). [[ShrugOfGod The author hasn't given a definite answer either way.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[http://zelfia.thecomicseries.com/comics/72/ Que'v's entrance in comic #78.]] It's even [[{{Lampshaded}} called out by name]] in the comic's title.
* BlatantLies: During the one-year recap: ''"After a night spent on board where I totally didn't snore..."''
** Doubles as a SuspiciouslySpecificDenial
* BoisterousBruiser: Tork
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mayy has elements of this
* TheCameo: Hoggle from {{Labyrinth}} and Link from Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda appear in the background of [[http://zelfia.thecomicseries.com/comics/107/ Comic #113]]
* ChekhovsGunman: Dremen has shown up a few times in portraits and alongside other seemingly-random Eternals before he was ever mentioned by name.
* CityOfAdventure: New Angeles
* ClipShow: Comics 172-174 feature art from previous comics interspersed with Mayy's running commentary.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: An Asraan's "aural trail" will indicate what type they are. Mayy, a Wood Sprite, has a green trail. Jun, being a Water Sprite [[spoiler:vampire]], has a blue one. We've also seen orange and pink trails.
* ContinuityNod: Will almost always be pointed out in TheRant or the AltText.
* CrypticBackgroundReference: The Contact Wars, the Gates Beyond, and to a lesser extent, the Zelfia itself.
** The Eternal Tower was this for a while, too. [[{{Lampshaded}} Naturally, this was pointed out in]] TheRant before being explained in-universe.
* DenOfIniquity: The Runner
* FantasyKitchenSink: So far, the series has included [[TheFairFolk Elvens]], [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Asraans]], [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demons]], [[HalfHumanHybrid a Demon/Human hybrid]], a minotaur, several made-up species, and [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires.]]
* FantasyPantheon: Que'v has sworn by the Gods, Jun swears by the Goddess, and the Elvens seem to worship "Sky." Whether that's the name of a deity or if they worship the actual sky has not been explored.
** Mayy has also said "Oh my god" once or twice, but generally in a figure-of-speech type of way.
* FourthWallPsych: Mayy's apparent fourth-wall-breaking recap of the first year's worth of comic turns out to be her explaining her situation to Dremen.
* GameFace: [[spoiler: Jun]] has one. So does [[spoiler: Cloud]] in the flashforwards.
* TheGhost: We've never actually seen a Galen.
* TheGlomp: Que'v gives one to Mayy in [[http://zelfia.thecomicseries.com/comics/77/ Comic #83]]. The AltText assures us that it's a baddass glomp.
** Mayy returns the gesture [[http://zelfia.thecomicseries.com/comics/109/ thirty two comics later.]]
* HalfHumanHybrid: Que'v.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Mayy's a fairy who loves the bottle.
* HulkSpeak: Minotaurs don't use pronouns, which can lead to this.
* HumansAreSpecial: They're the only race without an Eternal. Their realm is also where Mayy was hidden for most of her life.
* HypotheticalCasting: The characters all have "canon" voice actors:
** Mayy is Creator/AmyAcker
** Que'v is Creator/JensenAckles
** Cloud is Creator/WillFriedle
** Raven is Creator/JenniferHale
** Tork is Creator/FredTatasciore
** Jun is Creator/ClaudiaBlack
** Juli is Creator/HyndenWalch
** Augustine is Creator/CrispinFreeman
** Dremen is [[WesternAnimation/XMen George Buza]]
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: Que'v gives this speech to Cloud.
* InMediasRes: We have yet to see how Que'v and Mayy met, or really anything from before she crossed over.
* InsistentTerminology: Cloud and Raven are Elvens. A relatively minor running gag consists of Mayy calling them "elfs," someone ''immediately'' correcting her, and Mayy either not noticing or not caring.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Zel-FI-a. Not ZEL-fia. "Mayy" is still pronounced normally, though.
* LineOfSightName: The Asraan inscription on Mayy's ring looks a LOT like the English letters M-A-Y-Y.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Mayy is a ''literal'' example of all four.
* MilestoneCelebration: Comics [[http://zelfia.thecomicseries.com/comics/44/ 50]], [[http://zelfia.thecomicseries.com/comics/94/ 100]], and [[http://zelfia.thecomicseries.com/comics/195/ 200]] both feature full-color [[{{Flashforward}} flashforwards]]. So far only the Lisman from comic #50 has shown up in the "present day" comics.
** So has the "linking" hand configuration from #100, albeit being used by a different character.
** Apryl from #200 doesn't make her "present day" debut until [[http://zelfia.thecomicseries.com/comics/208/ thirteen comics later]].
* MyNaymeIs: Mayy Storm.
** "The second Y is silent."
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Apparently water sprites aren't immune to vampirism.
* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: On both sides.
* RealityEnsues: Mayy's birth mother [[MosesInTheBullrushes leaves her infant daughter on the doorstep of a human florist]]... who promptly calls Child Protective Services and puts her into the foster care system.
* ScarsAreForever: Mayy gets bitten by a vampire at one point in the story. The wound heals, but she's left with two puncture marks on her neck.
* SecondaryCharacterTitle: Asraan legend notwithstanding, the actual ''character'' of Zelfia has not yet appeared beyond the [[{{Flashforward}} flashforwards]]
* SemperFi: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. The author is an active-duty United States Marine, but you'd never know it from the comic alone.
* ShipTease: Originally Mayy/Cloud, now leaning towards Mayy/Que'v.
* SigilSpam: Dremen puts his leaf symbol ''everywhere''.
* SplashOfColor: Color in the comic denotes magic.
* ShoutOut: A whole slew, usually from Mayy herself
** As of [[http://zelfia.thecomicseries.com/comics/84/ Comic #90]], Mayy wears a CMPunk shirt full-time
** [[http://zelfia.thecomicseries.com/comics/103/ YES THANK YOU LESLIE NIELSON]]
** Mayy [[MadeMyselfSad makes herself sad]] when no one gets her [[http://zelfia.thecomicseries.com/comics/108/ Ghostbusters reference.]]
** Because ''[[http://zelfia.thecomicseries.com/comics/11/ "if youíre going to have grafitti in a comic book,]] at least ONE of them HAS to be a cut-off-or-otherwise-obscured [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} 'Who watches the watchmen?']] [[Creator/AlanMoore Itís the law."]]''
** [[http://zelfia.thecomicseries.com/comics/127/ "Fantastic. I've died and gone to]] ''[[Film/{{Hook}} Hook."]]''
* SlashedThroat: [[spoiler:How Mayy dies.]]
* ThemeNaming: The Asraans: Mayy, Jun, and Juli.
** Lampshaded when Mayy asks aloud if the next Asraan she meets is going to be named "Aughust." True to form, almost a month later, we meet Augustine.
** Finally averted with Dremen...
** ...And resumed with Apryl.
* Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability: The only reason THIS page exists.
* TranslatorMicrobes: New Angeles comes with a citywide translation casting spell. Outside the city, you need a personal casting.
* UnsoundEffect: A small sampling includes "TRAVERSE!" "LAND!" and "CRACKLE OMINOUSLY!" These have largely been discarded in later comics.
* WebcomicTime: In almost two years of real-world time, less than three days of comic time has been chronicled.
** Lampshaded in the AltText for [[http://zelfia.thecomicseries.com/comics/100/ Comic #106]]
* {{Wingdinglish}}: The various [[MeaningfulBackgroundEvent graffiti]] on the walls are usually important omens for upcoming events in the comic. [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Other times they're just]] [[ShoutOut shoutouts]].
** Also the Asraan, Elvish, and Niketh languages.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: PlayedWith. Mayy isn't actually FROM the human world, but it's where she was raised since infancy. After crossing over to New Angeles, she can't go back.
** Cloud and Raven, meanwhile, are [[PersonaNonGrata Elvens in exile]], being able to physically return home, but unable to do so politically.