Sins Vs. Virtues
is an unpublished series by CJ Croen 1393
. What format it will be written in has not been determined.
There is an ancient prophecy created after Lucifer's failed attempt to overthrow God. God realized that Lucifer would try more than once and created the Virtues to keep the Sins in check. Each century, generation after generation would feature groups of people representing the Seven Deadly Sins
and Seven Heavenly Virtues
. They would fight each other until only one group remained. Unfortunately, the Virtues usually got their butts kicked...a lot
. Each generation has a Virtue and Sin who knows of their true origin and they
go to seek the other Sins and Virtues. Sometimes, one of them will refuse the call. Fortunately the prophecy points out that the Sin or Virtue can be transferred to someone else if need be, unless one of groups is in desperate trouble (like the Virtues when they recruited Humility). The Sins, however, usually just force people into it. Before their roles are realized, the Sins and Virtues tend to live relatively normal lives.
Skip ahead several thousand years; Tory Hummel
is an Ordinary High-School Student
until he's suddenly nabbed by a group of cute girls
who claim to be embodiments of the Seven Heavenly Virtues
, and Chastity
. They claim that they need a leader in their fight against the Seven Deadly Sins
, and Lust
is the leader of the sins and as such it was considered fitting that his opposite, Humility
would be most fitting as the leader of the Virtues. Their requirements, however, dictate that a member of the Virtues has to be a girl. Tory was so feminine that they made the obvious mistake
and by the time they realized it, it was too late.
Tory is ultimately too full of humility to want to be a hero
and ends up wanting to go home
. The only thing keeping him there is his crush
on Kindness. Things get personal
when she gets kidnapped by the sins
. An all out war ensues.
Plans and preparations are made for battle, with a few fishing heroes
and shopping villains
sprinkled in. As this occurs, the Horsemen of the Apocalypse
watch passively, helping both the sins and virtues due to the fact that their not meant to really take action until the end of the world
A character sheet is being planned.
- Adorkable: Tory and Puck.
- Young Greed, then known as Richard, was pretty adorkable too.
- Bishounen: Tory and all the Sins. But especially Pride.
- And the Four Horsemen. Yes, even Death and Famine.
- The Fighting Narcissist: Pride.
- Arc Number: "7", as in "seven deadly sins" and "seven heavenly virtues".
- Peacock Guy: Pride (it's a cape though).
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Greed.
- The Virtues, as it turns out.
- Sissy Villain: Pride.
- Pride's not that bad of a sissy villain. Now Lust on the other hand...
- Warrior Monk: Patience.
- Naughty Nun: Charity.
- Good Is Not Soft: Let's just say that besides Kindness and Humility, the Virtues aren't pushovers...
- Black Sheep: Gluttony and Greed refuse to acknowledge that Lust is their half brother. Let that sink in.
- Keet: Puck.
- The Scrappy: In-Universe. Lust is hated by the other Sins because he's depraved and creepy, while Chastity annoys the Virtues with her lack of boundaries and constant monologues about love.
- Love Freak: Chastity is obsessed with falling in love.
- Stealth Pun: Chastity wears a belt
- Cerebus Retcon: Turns out, said belt is the key to her finding her true love.
- Lottery Of Doom: Father Philips uses this to "absolve people of sin". He selects people to go to a "special reform school". In reality, they're getting a special "audience" with Pride.
- Puppy Love: Kindness and Humility.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Envy. Literally.
- Classy Cat-Burglar: I (the author) consider Envy to be more of this than Gentleman Thief.
- Smug Snake: Pride.
- And Lust and Sloth and Envy and Gluttony, heck, all the Sins really. Pride's just the biggest one.
- Double Agent: Poor Puck...
- Anything That Moves / Depraved Bisexual: Lust.
- Lazy Bum: Sloth.
- Ill Girl: Maria, Greed's fiancee.
- Morality Pet: Maria to Greed.
- Official Couple: Greed/Maria, Humility/Kindness, Lust/Sloth, Diligence/Temperance, and Chastity/Puck.
- Punny Name: The Sins:
- Pride: Quincey Su Perbianote
- Greed: Richard Goldnote
- Envy: Norbert Lee Viathonnote
- Wrath: Satara Rattonnote
- Gluttony: Chef Dee Vorenote
- Sloth: Louis Lackernote
- Lust: Asmond Rosenote
- Sociopathic Soldier: Wrath.
- Villainous Glutton: Why Gluttony of course!
- Supreme Chef: Gluttony. This is why he's gluttonous in the first place.
- Nice Hat: Pride wears a top hat, Envy wears a green fedora with the initials "NV" printed on them, and Gluttony wears a chef hat.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Greed.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Greed.
- Birds of a Feather: Envy and Wrath.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Greed and Gluttony.
- Five-Bad Band: The Sins:
- Five-Man Band: The Virtues:
- Black Widow: Greed, Gluttony and Lust's mother.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Envy.
- Fiery Redhead: Wrath.
- Grim Reaper: Death.
- You Sexy Beast: The Four Horsemen.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Pride and Wrath.
- Karmic Death: The Sins.
- Wrath destroys a room, causing it to collapse and crush him.
- Gluttony is trapped in a machine he built to kill Temperance. The machine forces rats, snakes and toads down his throat until he swells up and explodes.
- Greed isn't killed, because Charity views killing as the ultimate act of greed (as in, your "taking" another person's life). Instead, she gives him a choice; he can keep all of his money and be left so preoccupied with it that he neglects Maria, or give most of his money to her and use what's left to cure Maria. He decides the latter is the lesser of two evils.
- Lust is pushed into a fireplace by Chastity, a woman he had seduced.
- Pride dies via his attempt to become God; He can't handle it and his body rots away into nothing.
- Sloth commits suicide after all the other sins die.
- Envy defects to the Virtues' side after Kindness shows him human decency for the first time in his life.
- Dirty Coward: Envy.
- Torture Technician: Sloth.
- Genki Girl: Temperance.
- Action Girl: The Virtues (except Humility).
- The Snark Knight: Diligence.
- Death Seeker: Sloth. Not for any major reason, living's just too much work for him. He's often pestering Death of the Four Horsemen as a result.
- Blood Knight: Wrath.
- Diligence is a heroic example.
- Token Yuri Girls: Diligence and Temperance.
- Yaoi Guys: Lust and Sloth.
- Heel-Face Turn: Envy, of all people, after Kindness shows him compassion for the first time.
- Also, Puck but he wasn't really evil to begin with.
- Emotionless Boy: Death is considered the coldest of the Four Horsemen.
- No Nudity Taboo: Lust and Sloth.
- Ms. Fanservice: Chastity.
- Big Screwed-Up Family: Greed, Gluttony and Lust. Let's see, they had three different fathers, whom their mother killed to get their fortunes. Greed inherited said fortune, Gluttony became a chef and made delicious food out of horribly, unspeakably disgusting ingredients, and Lust wasted all his money on drugs, prostitutes and strippers.
- Parental Abandonment: Envy.
- Abusive Parents: Humility, as it turns out.
- Military Brat: Diligence.
- Pajama Clad Villain: Sloth.
- Just Like Robin Hood: Charity.
- The Hedonist: LUST.
- Traitor Shot: When the virtues are all running off to fight the sins, Puck stops briefly, looks a little guilty, then keeps going.
- Walking Wasteland: Poor Famine.
- Defeat by Modesty: Humility suffers this when Lust cuts all of his clothes off with a sword. It's kind of funny, until you realize that Lust was planning to RAPE him.