Comic Book / The Technopriests

The Technopriests is an eight-issue miniseries by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Zoran Janjetov as part of the Metabarons Universe. The series recounts the history of Albino, who rose from being the unwanted son of a cheese magnate to become Supreme Technopriest.

This series contains examples of:

  • An Arm and a Leg: This being a Jodorowsky comic, there is naturally an amputee or two in the cast.
    • Don Massimo, the head of the Techno Pre-School, lost both of his legs as a punishment for stealing from the Technopriests.
    • One of Albino's classmates at Nohope loses both of his feet for trying to escape.
    • After the entrance exam for Nohope, every student except Albino loses their left hand as a punishment for failing to best Albino. According to the instructor Merodak, losing a body part is the standard consequence for failing any of the tests. Merodak himself, it should be noted, is a cyborg with only 20% of his original body remaining.
  • Artistic License Biology: Almagro, Albino, and Onyx somehow manage to be triplets despite having three different fathers.
  • Attempted Rape: After a massive brute wins the contest to become Onyx's husband, Ulritch tells him to consummate the marriage immediately, but the consummation is interrupted by Thark's coup.
  • Child by Rape: Albino, Almagro, and Onyx were all born as a result of Panepha's gang-rape at the hands of Ulritch the Red and his band of pirates.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Merodak, the cyborg technotrainer, introduces himself to Albino and his classmates by telling them how he will break all of them.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: Averted; Panepha agrees to pull strings so that Albino can become a Technopriest and create video games, if only because doing so allows her to cut him off from the family.
  • Groin Attack: Panepha has vowed to castrate all three of the men who raped her. Ulritch is the first, losing his genitals after Almagro overthrows him.
  • Marital Rape License: After Gorth expresses his desire to marry Onyx, Ulritch the Red decides that he'll hold a tournament to determine who gets her hand in marriage. After the brutish Oso wins, Ulritch encourages him to rape Onyx right then and there.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Panepha's mistreatment of Onyx comes back to bite her in the ass when Onyx discovers that she's the daughter of a pirate lord.
  • Parental Favoritism: Panepha makes no secret of the fact that she favors Almagro over Albino and Onyx.
  • Rape as Backstory: Panepha was originally a priestess who was supposed to become an oracle, but was gang-raped by Ulritch the Red, Thark the Gray, and Erghen the White, after which she was disowned by her order and left to die in the ruins of her temple.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: As they navigate the three pirates, Panepha, Almagro, and Onyx keep working against each other, and it doesn't end well for any of them.
  • Sissy Villain: Almagro, Albno's cruel half-brother, sleeps under his mother's bed and whines when Gorth recounts how Panepha was raped.
  • Space Jews: Neklah, one of Albino's classmates at Nohope, has a stereotypical Jewish appearance and is describes as a "miser".
  • Tongue Trauma: Onyx bites off her own tongue in order to spit it at her would-be rapist.
  • The Unfavorite: Onyx, with her red skin and four arms, is rejected by her mother and forced to live with the family's mutant slaves.