Manhwa / Lets Bible
In a small fishing village in Croatia, young fisherman Vulcan Markovic encounters a beautiful woman dressed in nothing but a partially unbuttoned dress shirt asking him for directions to Heaven. Naturally, as any sane person would do, his first reaction is to knock her unconscious and drag her onto his boat with the intent to have his way with her later. Unfortunately for Vulcan, this act ends him getting caught up in a battle against a mysterious superpowered mariachi who intends to kill the girl.Oh, and the mariachi is a descendant of Lucifer (named Sancho). And the girl? She's the second coming of Jesus.
Let's Bible is a two-chapter one-shot manwha by Youn In-Wan and Yang Kyung-Il and easily one of the most blasphemous works of fiction ever created, something it manages to get away with by lighting itself on fire and running circles back and forth across the line screaming.
On top of Jesus (called Iesus in the manga) being a scantily-clad girl who's regularly at risk of getting raped and molested by the protagonist, there's also a gun-toting Gothic Lolita
girl (named Honey) with some kind of superpower related to vending machines who's introduced as a descendant of Simon, one of the twelve disciples.
The series eventually saw a revival as a more serious work with a different cast (but keeping Iesus,) but judging by the fact that it only lasted 5 chapters, it doesn't seem to have done very well.
This series provides examples of:
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: What Iesus is trying to do throughout the series and eventually succeeds.
- Actual Pacifist: When Vulcan asks why Iesus never fights back, she gives an incomprehensible reason about how "the authority of heaven is something we can't comprehend."
- Beware the Silly Ones: Just because the villain is a goofy-looking mariachi doesn't mean he won't kick your ass six ways to Sunday.
- Casanova Wannabe: Vulcan. He even has a collection of fake designer clothing to try and woo the ladies with.
- Cheshire Cat Grin: Sancho's default expression (when it isn't an outright Slasher Smile.)
- Creepy Cool Crosses: Honey wears a cross tattoo on her cheek and a cross pendant around her neck.
- Damsel in Distress: Iesus, whether it's at the hands of Sancho or Vulcan himself.
- 11th-Hour Superpower: Vulcan eventually gets his hands on a drink that's supposed to give him Sancho's ability to summon anything. Except he ends up even more powerful, being able to summon things that don't exist.
- Erotic Dream: Chapter 2 starts with Vulcan about to get down with Iesus...until he wakes up on top of one of his turtles from the previous chapter.
- Eyes Always Shut: Sancho (until he starts getting more dangerous.)
- Gender Flip: Iesus
- Genki Girl: Honey
- The Goggles Do Nothing: Vulcan wears a pair. Somewhat justified in him being a fisherman. Sancho also has a pair, but they're far less useful, seeing as they're attached to his wizard hat.
- Heroic Albino: Iesus
- Jerkass: Vulcan is a lecherous asshole who takes a long, long time to get any better.
- Humans Are Bastards: Sancho tries to convince Iesus of this. Sadly, Vulcan doesn't set a very good example to the contrary.
- Jumping on a Grenade: Iesus shields Vulcan and Honey from a nuclear blast. And survives.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: Vulcan does this with Iesus (and he's the hero.)
- Improbable Weapon User: Sancho uses mainly a mariachi guitar (and later upgrades to a more powerful electric guitar,) but he uses this to summon and attack with anything and everything, from wrecking balls to cars, archers, Formula One racers, lions, entire buildings, nukes, etc. Vulcan eventually gains an even more powerful version of this, being able to conjure things outright instead of just teleporting them, including a giant squid.
- Vulcan also fights with an oar until his 11th-Hour Superpower (and even then, the first thing he summons is a gaudy diamond-encrusted oar.)
- The Ingenue: Iesus (of course)
- Made of Iron: Pretty much everyone. Even Iesus, who survives a rocket explosion and a nuke.
- Master of Illusion: Sancho is described as such, but it turns out his "illusions" are actually teleporting anything in the world to his location.
- Messianic Archetype: Take a wild guess.
- Nominal Hero: Vulcan starts off only protecting Iesus so that he can have his way with her later (though he gets more heroic as the story goes on.)
- One-Winged Angel: Sancho eventually goes from a goofy mariachi get-up to a more intimidating rock-star outfit with giant bat wings.
- The Power of Rock: It summons giant apartment buildings and nuclear bombs.
- Pocket Protector: Vulcan takes an arrow to the chest, and is only spared by a "virginian locket" (which the narrative points out is the only non-knockoff clothing/accessory he owns.
- Refuge in Audacity: A main character constantly trying to rape the second coming of Jesus while under attack by a descendant of Satan dressed as a mariachi? The only way this can't possibly be horribly offensive is to just take the premise and go completely insane with it.
- Rule of Symbolism: And how!
- Say It with Hearts: Honey, frequently.
- Small Girl, Big Gun: Honey fights with handguns, uzis and even a rocket launcher (that she can apparently buy from vending machines.
- Spell My Name with an "S": At the very least, the only English translation pronounces it Iesus, which as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade can tell you is the original Latin spelling of the name.
- Stripperific: Iesus spends the whole two-shot dressed only in a dress shirt (with no indication if she's wearing anything underneath it) unbuttoned just enough to expose her cleavage.
- Summon Bigger Fish: Subverted. Vulcan has the ability to call sea creatures like animals and squids to his aid, but they're all small and ineffectual. Until he gets his 11th-Hour Superpower and summons a giant squid.
- Turtle Power: Vulcan can blow on a conch shell to summon "giant" turtles (in reality, they're even smaller than the life raft he was using before) to his aid.
- Walk on Water: Ironically, it's Sancho that does this, being introduced standing in the middle of the ocean.
- Would Hit a Girl: Not only does Vulcan knock out Iesus, but he hits his own grandmother with an oar and knocks her into the sea (fortunately, she gets better.)
- Ye Olde Butchered English: Iesus sometimes lapses into this.