The strip will set up additional character development for Slick.
- Remember the one story that made Fuschia feel pity for the damned? Then broken hearted man who winds up in Hell after flipping off God? Does that sound familiar at all? And then was redeemed and found love? It might not just be applied to her, it could be foreshadowing for Slick, too.
- Well, so much for resolution. Criminee is obviously more determined and Fyoosh loves him as much as ever, but the focus has shifted from them.
Lil' Evil is not a real devil
- Lil' E not only has the same fanboy characteristics as Seymour, but he can easily survive in the Reality Zone.
- Seymour's halo doesn't seem to be fake, though. It's biologically a part of him. Which brings me to...
- He has real horns.
- Officially jossed.
- Actually there are a couple of strips that talk about Lil' E's backstory, apparently the reason he became such a fanboy was because he picked on for being a half-demon to point where he even tried to cut off his horns and the Devil was nice to him and fended off some of the bullies even though Lil' E was just random stranger (or least that was what he thought). Satan is actually his dad and left him when he was little because he was disappointed that Lil' Evil didn't turn out all that evil which is why he was so nice to him in the first place because even he cares about his family. So Lil' E is actually a demon, just not 100%.
Seymour is an alien.
Consider it for a moment. He might not actually be aware of the fact that he's an alien, depending on how he was raised or whether or not he was raised at all. One thing is for certain, he's definitely not human. Not only is his halo a biological part of him that can actually put him through pain, but he remains exactly the same in the reality zone as he is usually. In comparison to other characters who've entered the reality zone, he stays completely unrealistic while the others are drawn more realistically. Three fingers instead of four, cueball head with no nose or ears... The only logical explanation is that he's an alien. As for how he came to Earth, believes in an Earth religion and generally doesn't look at the others who are 100% human as different or alien, perhaps he got sent to Earth by whomever his parents might have been or equivalent of as an infant... alien... thing, and was raised by someone who just happened to be an incredibly religious Christian.
Alternatively; Seymour is a living puppet similar to that of Pinocchio.
For those who believe that this
strip was the exact moment Seymour came into existence. After all, he still doesn't appear to be completely human and there are vast similarities between him and God's hand puppets. Specifically, this
Whoever Li'l Evil's parents may be, they are rich.
And they would have spoiled him silly and dote on him, regardless of what he chose to believe in. They would probably have been Christian or Catholic and refused to buy any Devil merchandise he wanted, thus why he needed to get a job to afford them.
Li'l Evil is the result of a devil girl getting knocked up.
He's had the urge to be pimped by D-man buried deep inside himself the moment he was conceived.
- Plus The Bouncer in this strip referred to him as a "halfling" - which could either mean a short person, a child, or a half-demon. Considering they had let Slick in previously, and they're both the same height and close in age I think that half-demon seems more likely.
The Fuchsia/Criminy love story, as well as the strip's overall slide toward the idealistic side of the scale is inspired by Tatsuya's own love life
Early on the strip was cynical and more focused on crude humor and sex with the basic message of "life sucks, have a nice day!" This is because Tat himself was single and lonely with the odd one-night stand. Sometime before the Fuchsia/Criminy arc started he met someone and actually fell in love and he started to feel a little better about things, "Life sucks, but it'll be okay." Of all the characters in the comic (who all seem to be based on himself or aspects of his own personality in some small way at least) Criminy seems to resemble Tatsuya the most (excluding his actual Author Avatar
- If thats is really what is going on, I hope the relationship stays sweet, or he takes a breakup with grace, because I have a little bit of doubt over how well some of the fanbase would take a return to the cynical roots of the strip, or a bad end to the little romance.
- If there's any truth to this WMG, perhaps Tatsuya had a bad breakup and blames himself for it? Would explain the turn to radical feminism, the Uncle Sam/Liberty arcs, even the hints of sourness going into the Criminy/Fuschia story (when it even comes up). PS Armchair psychoanalysis is fun!
The Fuchsia/Criminy love story will inspire Slick and Monique to get together.
We've seen the two do care about each other
, with 'Nique helping get Slick his will to live back. Plus, it's Word of God
they're destined to be together. And Monique even agreed to a date until Squig fucked up everything. Maybe when Fuchsia and Crim are done, we'll get back to the main characters and see a happy ending for them.
Well. Why the hell not? If you've ever read Happyface, you cannot tell me that the main character's Happyface persona doesn't look related to Seymour. See obviously what happened was, since the book itself was meant to represent reality, and the main character was an artist who did comics and stuff - and Happyface was just a persona, for all we know, the main character could have paired Happyface off with some super religious chick, and viola Seymour would have been born. Hell, for all we know the main character might be Tatsuya himself, considering the main character never really said his actual name at any point in the book. Although this seems REALLY unlikely considering everyone in the main character's family has regular American names in comparison to a rather foreign-sounding name like Tatsuya. Oh, whatever, this is WMG. It doesn't need to make sense.
Seymour is bipolar.
... Seriously, is there any reason why he CAN'T be bipolar?
- I think these two strips support this theory nicely.
Fuchsia and Crim will live in the reality zone
In this strip
we see the devil unable to grant their wishes in the reality zone, and he doesn't even enter. Plus, in this strip
, forky becomes lifeless there. They might try it and discover Fuchsia can't exist there, but maybe she'll turn into a regular person while in the zone and they can live happily ever after.
- "You weren't always a Devil girl" so said Crim what Fucsh began her change.
- Officially Jossed in Hero Time 13 as Reality Zone is actually lethal to demons (Tangerine was being immolated like a vampire exposed to sunlight, which leads me to my WMG.
- Keep in mind that Forky didn't catch on fire, plus Tangerine was wearing a cap with a cross on it, which in 'realistic' movies burns demons and devils.
- It seems that Fuchsia is more than a little uncomfortable with the thought of merely visiting the reality zone, so more likely than not this may be officially jossed.
The Reality Zone is going to be what kills the devil
In this strip
we kind out that the Reality Zone is every bit as lethal to demons as sunlight is to vampires. Being the clever guy he is, Criminy will free Fuschia from the devil's grip via a trap involving the place (via removal of the sign). Once inside, Crim will pin him down, resulting in a disintegrated Big Bad
and the prime threat to his bond with Fuschia removed. They live happily ever after.
- See previous WMG for refutal
Satan can't enter the Reality Zone because he doesn't have physical power there
The reason why Satan doesn't enter the Reality Zone is because he'd just be a spirit there. In the world of the comic, Satan has a physical body and has demonstratable power and control over the world. If he were to enter the Reality Zone, his physical power would be taken away, and he'd be reduced to what he actually is: A spirit who can tempt mortals, but doesn't actually have any physical power or control over them. And any power over the physical world that he would have could only be given to him by God, just as it happened in the Book of Job.
Seymour will eventually apologize to Fuchsia.
Oh, yeah. As of the recent sunday strip
Seymour's a demon now, is he not? As we've seen in previous strips thanks to Fuchsia, demons who want to live normal lives don't really get the best treatment
. As such, Seymour would be literally forced to learn a lesson or two about treating demons, ergo treating them nicer. Most likely just my wishful thinking. Or, alternatively;
- He has, although only because he wanted something from her. Still he may have been sincere as well as self serving.
Seymour will go batshit insane.
As soon as he gets over the fact he is now a demon, he will eventually realize that oh hey look he's most likely got fire powers now. And then he'll burn them all,
just like he wanted to.
- Potentially jossed. Or at least the details are.
- Seymour is ALREADY batshit insane.
Seymour will trade his soul to Satan... for his old title of Archangel Lucifer.
It will be either a clever stealth joke or the pinnacle of his fanaticism on Seymour's part, while the Devil will be have a minor meltdown
over that reminder off his time with God or simply be confounded by the paradox presented to him.
- Played for laughs. He does signs a contract for a stash of Jesus slash fanfics. The plot wasn't explored so far.
Before being bomfed and becoming a devil girl, Fuchsia was an artist.
Just a tiny, irrelevant theory I've had for a while that I might as well throw up here. She seems to be pretty good at painting
, and it would be interesting to find out more about Fuchsia that just doesn't just directly come from her interactions with Criminy.
Baby Blue has astigmatism.
As such, she does need glasses to read despite rarely wearing them. We've only seen her wear them once, when she was opening up files for dirt on Monique - which would most likely need to be read. This theory could be supported if one assumes that the blue girl on the laptop
is supposed to be Baby Blue before being bomfed. Relatively...
Pre-devilization, Baby Blue was somewhat of a nerd.
Again, assuming that the blue girl on the laptop was supposed to be Baby Blue. There isn't much of anything for me to support this theory's existence.
Devil girls have no pupils until they're used to being devil girls.
Baby Blue and Fuchsia have already been shown to have pupils, and only lose them when they're pissed. However, as far as we can tell Tangerine has not developed pupils yet. It's possible that she had not completely gotten used to being a devil girl, like they have, and she won't develop any until she does - if she ever does. As she doesn't seem to be quite sane, it's always possible that she might never develop pupils.
Potentially, devil girls are infertile.
Makes sense, D-man wouldn't want his bitches getting knocked up now would he?
- May seem unlikely given recent events.
Seymour and Tangerine will eventually develop some sort of relationship.
We've already seen that Seymour has extreme distaste for Fuchsia, and he doesn't particularly care for Baby Blue (only aggravated by her antics and won't go out of his way to show distaste for her) however he's shown Tangerine nothing but respect and even concern for her well being. When he thought that she was about to shoot herself in the face he seemed to panic and reach out to stop her, and she has listened to his preaching and advice for a while. Potentially, either they could become close friends - possibly with Seymour viewing her as his crazy "big sister devil girl" - or they might have a romantic spark between them.
- She did seem rather happy to see him when he caught her bomfing things...
If she didn't lose the shotgun, anyways. Of course, she might always get another one...
Tangerine won't be very fond of Fuchsia.
For starters; She didn't seem entirely thrilled with Baby Blue, and even though it seems that Fuchsia would be able to reach out to her and communicate with her perhaps Tangerine will not be very enthusiastic with her attempts of reaching out. Especially if Tangerine and Seymour grow close and Tange is aware of Seymour's distaste for Fyoosh. (And let's all face it - if these two had a cat fight it would be the BEST thing.)
Only for Seymour to draw a paralell between him and Tangerine, and Fuchia and Criminy, then Ship Sinking
himself and her over his prejudice.
- Then again, if he progresses to the point of a relationship, I don't think want be able to back out, seeing how light the comic has gotten.
Fuchsia would make a great mother.
While chances of Fuchsia ever having children - for several reasons - are extremely low, we all have to admit that Fuchsia would be an awesome mom. And you can bet that her kids would never be bullied. Ever.
- Thanks to recent events, we may of seen what any potential kids between Fyoosh and Criminy would look like.
- Also, her recent Heel-Face Turn just increased her chances of motherhood drastically. She's most likely going to live with Crim now. Insert snarky comment about what happens when two love birds share a home.
Seymour has dead family members.
I was just rereading the comic the other day and I came across this
strip - it took me a few moments but I realized that, especially with added context from the previous strip, he just implied he knows a few people who died and that they (most likely) care enough about him to help him get into heaven.
- I think he's talking about God, actually.
- Then it would not be people, which is a plural noun. It would be someone. Someone on the inside.
Slick's real name is...
Sylvester Williams. Because it would amuse me.
Criminy will have a showdown with the Devil
It sort of seems to be building up to it. Perhaps the devil keeps Fuchsia from seeing him, so Criminy calls him out. He could potentially beat the devil by luring him into the Reality Zone, but the odds are, any victory will be ultimately temporary.
Seymour will become a decent person... only to relapse into a Knight Templar
even worse than before
His relationship with Tangerine, or from simply being "corrected" by others enough times, will cause him to see the error of his ways, and he will come to embody true Christian ideals better. All will be well for some minor plot arcs, but, from either everyone else not buying his turnaround and throwing his previous intolerant behaviour back in his face, or getting close enough to the others to really see their inner pettiness, including God and his childish douchebag antics, he will regress into "Holy Wars" mode and decide he can and WILL be a better steward of the world than God is willing to be, and everyone else can ever hope to be. Depending on their relationship, Tangerine might ally with him, probably on promise he deliver Santa to her. Satan most likely will throw in whatever support Seymour will accept, thinking a true zealot like him is the best bet for an overthrow of heaven from the inside.
- Great, now I have this image of Tangerine cheerfully torching, Bomfing, and Bkowing people while Seymour watches and says "Suffer not the unclean to live."
- Sorry, but the comic has really lightened too much for Seymour to Take A Level In Kindness and then lose it like that, though maybe just skipping to the Crusader part would work better.
Lil'Evil is son of Satan.
What else can we assume from this
? Maybe Satan doesn't want his son to follow his footsteps and that's why he is so cold to him.
There are certainly commonalities shared with Drac and Lisa. There may have been a time in which Big D went soft due to a human woman. Something must of happened to her sometime before Lil E turned preschool age that may have snapped him back (just like Dracula). Perhaps this may partially explain why Big D's so vicious towards Criminy's involvement with Fuschia.
Tangerine will replace Fuchsia.
Tangerine was added to the strip to keep up the "pair of Devil Girls" dynamic once Fuchsia is able to permanently renounce her Devil Girldom, get to together with Criminy and Earn Her Happy Ending
The Devil is afraid of Lil'E
Somehow, The Antichrist
never seems to pan out for The Devil
. They either become eviler than their father or nicer and thus ultimately against their father.
Perhaps the Devil is Genre Savvy
enough to know this but not happy about it since either way it means he has to stay away from his son.
The Devil stays away from Lil'E because it hurts too much.
In the picture of Baby!Lil'Evil and his mother, it is almost certain that the mother was human. It also seems clear from the Devil's gesture that he loved her. She is only in one picture, however, and MIA in the comic. Either something happened to her or she left.
- There seems to be a kernel of truth to this.
- Turns out it's disappointment
Lil' E is the Result of the Devil's Disappearance & "Missing Mom" is the reason he came back
Way back there was a sequence where the Devil was sick and tired of being God's buttmonkey and he just flat-out left. Wasn't seen for ages. Then he suddenly returned and was meaner than ever with a touch o' angst. Perhaps he tried to live a normal life, found a girl, fell in love, and then he lost her somehow which lead to a renewed hatred of humanity. Lil' E was then either mindwiped or too young to remember his father.
- Considering the relationship this strip has with time, that's not impossible.
An upcoming story-line will have all the various characters weighing-in on the Fuchsia/Criminy pairing.
Now that Fuchsia has quit Hell, (At least, that's what the "Fuchsia" Sunday strip looked like) she has all the time in the world to spend with Criminy. The other characters will notice. Some will approve, some will not. Monique and Feminist Morpheus(the new character riding on the big wheel) will hate it, because they will see the pairing as a sign of dependence for men. The devil will make avid steps to try to stop it, becausehe doesn't want Fuchsia's heart broken like his was
. Mind Wiped!Lil'E and Seymour will be wary of the pairing, but they will eventually accept the pairing. After first-hand experiences with Tangerine, they will figure out that not all demons are totally evil. Eventually, the swing-vote will be Slick(and maybe Squigley), since he is Criminy's best friend. Expect Monique and the Devil to try to talk Slick into breaking up the pairing.
- I agree with the WMG, but not with the analysis. Monique would probably support the pairing because she as a result of being a big sis figure to Criminy knows the type of person he really is. Seymour will treat the couple with total vitriol because he's a hateful Holier Than Thou Knight Templar Jerk Ass fundie. Baby Blue will oppose in a Depraved Bisexual Yandere fashion (she did try to Murder the Hypotenuse earlier). Big D will oppose but it will NOT be for sympathetic reasons (he is Satan afterall). Glossy (fan nick name for the big wheel riding feminazi) will oppose. Lil'E and Tangerine will support.
- The Devil will continue to be against it because he sees Crimney as corrupting Fuschia, Crimney is the only non diety he seems to take seriously as an enemy. Baby Blue will be against it both because it puts Fuschia at risk, and because she's losing her best friend with benefits, but she might decide she wants Fuschia to be happy. Monique might think Fuschia will corrupt Crimney, but Monique didn't seem to think Fuschia was a great threat to Crimney after she found out about Fuschia's crush. Finding out about it will likely have Monique see every gender related unfortunate implication you can think of but she might realize Fuschia is telling this guy that she is not his. Seymore will be against it until he changes because he doesn't see her as human. Slick will be jealous. The Angels will be happy she took the step of rejecting Satan but want her to accept Jesus as her savior as well. I assume they speak for God and Jesus as well. I see Dragon and Budda being for it. Hyper feminist will see every gender related unfortunate implication and be against it. I'm not sure on Squigly, Little D and caveman Devil girl.
- Based on her one comment to her, Glossy will claim full credit for Fuschia leaving Satan, but Fuschia won't remember her, even when prompted.
- Glossy (AKA Trike Girl) is a blatant Author Avatar—and is by definition correct about everything. Her attitude to the relationship depends on whether the author still approves of it or not. Logically, she might very well be against any heterosexual relationship at all—she handed that green devil girl the SCUM Manifesto and the works of Dworkin, which are far from any lukewarm "feminism is just about treating people equally" or "feminism is just about basic politeness" type feminism. (Not to mention all of the trike girls appear to be prepubescent.) However, I doubt Tatsuya would have her disapprove of a relationship that was objectively a good thing. So if he thinks it's good, Glossy will approve. If Glossy disapproves, the Criminy/Fuschia relationship is objectively bad, and anyone trying to say differently will merely trigger a shower of Patriarchy Matrix-style brainwashing rain.
- Perhaps resolved in the recent "Friend Zone" strips—Criminy/Fuschia is shown as one of the relationships the Sisterhood approves of. However: the "Friend Zone" context strongly implies that the relationship is nonsexual—and that the Sisterhood approves *because* it is nonsexual. If the relationship gets any deeper...
- In a comic which features a literal Author Avatar, why are we to assume Glossy is one? Or that she is correct about everything?
Fuschia used to be an angel of God, and will become one again.
Criminy will be bomfed and become a devil person.
- And it will all be femnazi's fault for trying to push her extremist views on him with that book.
The kindly old woman Fyoosh just met is part of The Sisterhood.
Because her loyalties are to Fuchsia, not the Devil.
- Check her design — very similar to trike girl. Glasses, hair in a bun, and on Fyoosha's side (let's keep in mind that the little femnazi is the one who inspired Fyoosh to quit the Devil in the first place!)
- Considering how many characters either have or are role models, the old lady is likely one to the trike girl.
- She has been shown giving an envelope and other things to Trike Girl, instructions maybe?
- And she's recently shown serious ass-kicking skills.
She only told Big D one possibility as to why Fyoosh left, covering up her real objective. Given the look of murderous intent the last time they met and how Blue is armed now, this seems to be possible.
And Lil'Nique will become the love interest for the newly amnesia'd Lil'Evil
Li'l E's mother is named Lily.
Ishida has a fondness for color themed names with several of his female characters. And while Li'l E's mother didn't have the horns of a Devil Girl/Succubus, she also did not have the wings of an Angel. However, she was clearly depicted in all white clothes with white hair. Plus, I believe that being repeated called "Lily" by Tangerine may jog Li'l E's memories of his mother.
- And this would fit as a shortening of Lilith, the biblical "bride of the devil"
Fuschia and Blue will have a confrontation over Criminy.
Recent developments had Fuschia discover the Zombie's depiction of the events of comic 4191, describing the scene as an attempted Murder the Hypotenuse
moment instead of what really happened. She will probably ask Criminy about any other encounters he had with Blue. Considering that Fuschia has already seen Blue try to kill Criminy once before, she may decide to take matters into her hands
The Teacher in Divinity School
That's what God looks like in Sinfest.
Criminy is the Heir of Space.
Because why not.
And while we're at it, let's just say that the Devil is The Master.
The Devil will at some point tempt Slick with everything he asked for in his soul application in return for backstabbing Criminy in some way.
And Slick will refuse
Squigley just has unrealized natural telekinetic powers.
When he gets high, it somehow manages to subconsciously access his untapped powers, making whatever he's sitting on fly.
- He has called himself a "shaman".
Theories about the Trike Girl.
Trike girl was once close friends with, or related to, a devil girl.
- Based on how young she seems to be represented as, despite her apparent maturity and understanding of the patriarchy, it's likely that *something* had to have happened to her to wake her up and see the patriarchy. Based on the fact that she not only cares enough to try stopping D-man from bomfing women randomly on the street as well as how she seems to casually ride around the devil club, perhaps she once had a friend or a family member she was close to whom was then bomfed by D-man to become a devil girl. And some of the events that followed eventually resulted in her awakening, and acknowledging the presence of the patriarchy.
- Trike Girl is Lil'E's mom and Her break-up with Big D kicked off her hatred of men.
- She looks too young and short to be his mom, especially after seeing his mom.
- Trike Girl came from another author avatar, trying to change the comic strip. She dedicates a disproportionate amount of time and resources exclusively to the characters we know about.
- Trike Girl is a Greek goddess. Probably Athena or Artemis. Either could be adapted to fit the feminist, Knight Templar persona of Trike Girl and in order to enter and leave Big D's property with impunity she must have some serious power backing her up.
- Even more fitting would be if the Trike Girls were Valkyries. Note that in their first appearance one of them had a license plate saying "Pagan Mafia".
- She's one third of the Triple Goddess, the Maiden. The Lady In White is the Mother and the Kindly Old Lady is the Crone
- The Trike Girls are robots. Specifically knockoffs of the Terminator. They have, sometimes, the same visual printout vision when they look at people, their trikes are analogous to the motorcycle he rides in Termnator 2 and they also talk in cliches. Not to mention the sunglasses.
- Trike Girl (Xanthe) is Sapphire's kid. She became a devil girl to take care of Xanthe, but got "lost" along they, abandoning/losing Xanthe. Hence Xanthe's hatred and Sapphire's ennui/apathy.
"The Devil Went Down To Georgia" happened in the Sinfest universe.
Admittedly, I only say this one because I think it would be funny to see someone bringing it up to the Devil's chagrin.
Lil'E's mom is the "mother goddess".
She wears all white, is not an angel, and was able to be loved by and fall in love with the Devil. What if their connection came from them both being marginalized and ultimately vilified by God? The break-up may have resulted from their differing ideas on how to live in God's world- she accepted it and was content to act like a mortal while the Devil became bitter and angry. The "angel hunting" incident here
was where both of them really saw how different they were.
- Going off that, the Patriarchy and Sisterhood might be what came out of the breakup- The Devil moved from "tempting mortals to lust" to full-on oppression of women because he fears (or knows) that if women get to be equal members of society she'll be able to come back, and maybe even force God to restore her to her rightful place. Meanwhile, after retreating from the world (and leaving her son, who was too male and/or demonic to go where she is now) she began to see merit in a resistance. At first the Sisterhood just harassed bigots like when they played dress-up with Seymour, but recently either the Devil stepped up his game or they decided they were strong enough to actively fight him, leading to the deployment of Trike Girl and the others. The end of the Sisterhood storyline will involve the Goddess, and will be either a reconciliation between her and Satan which moderates both of their actions (but leaves them opposed to God, allowing the strip to continue using them), the end of Satan's reign (either due to defeat or a reconciliation with both her and God, but either way allowing Sinfest to have a happy ending shortly after), or an epic Hannibal Lecture which forces the Sisterhood to admit that they're Not So Different from either him or God, causing them to either leave in shame or start only going after him, God, devils, angels, and/or the most extreme mortal supporters of either side.
The Reality Zone had something to do with the Devil's and Lil'E's mom's dissolved marriage.
Tangerine will lead an attack on Hell to help Fuchsia.
Tangerine will find out about Fuchsia's Flashbacks
and believe that this is the path to the demon apocalypse. She will stumble on the green succubus, who will help with her pet Enlightened drones to scout it out, and she will recruit at least Seymour and Lil' E and possibly the whole crew to help. Baby Blue will defect rather than fight Fuchsia. Satan
will have to free Fuchsia.
At some point, probably after Trike Girl's initial introduction, Mr. Ishida did some actual research on feminist philosophy, and realized that ''Sinfest" plays into many of the tropes and stereotypes that are generally seen as being at least passively rooted in misogyny, sexism, and objectification. This◊
strip suggests the Cartoonist
originally focused on content that he now finds objectionable for the same reasons many advertisers do: to get readers for his comic. Now that Sinfest is one of the longest-running webcomics in existence and has a huge reader base, he's given himself an awful lot to think about.
- Tragically, he's turned from Scylla and fallen onto Charybdis, by perpetuating just about every stereotype of feminism there is, and losing even feminist readers left and right.
Baby Blue is not an actual devil girl.
Her horns and tail are not physically apart of her - unlike with Tangerine and Fuchsia, whom are legitimate devil girls - but rather, just for show. The powers she has that are generally associated with devil girls are actually the abilities she was expected to harness back when she attended Divinity School. While she was not able to use them at the time, eventually she was able to hone her abilities with help from D-man. This possibly explains why she has a natural, caucasian skin-tone whilst every other devil girl has been shown to have a lighter shade of their associative color as a skin color.
Several characters are avatars of six of the Seven Deadly Sins
Slick is Lust, of course. Squig is Gluttony, obviously. The rest are a bit more of a stretch: Criminy is Sloth (hiding behind his books, usually not doing anything—though he has defied his own character for Fuschia's sake). Seymour is Wrath, which is why his conversion efforts fail so badly. (Glossy is more wrathful, but I believe the author intends her to be perfect and correct in everything--so *not* one of the Sins).
Monique was Pride—but feminism has cured her of that (not of pridefullness—but of being a sinner). Lil'E is Envy (wants to be like the Devil, but not able to). Avarice doesn't have an avatar in strip, though (the Devil is avaricious, but is also Lustful, Proud, and Wrathful; plus he's not a metaphor for a Deadly Sin, he's their boss. Literally the Devil.)
Despite popular belief; Glossy/Trike girl is not the leader of the sisterhood.
The leader is actually Curly/Afro girl. Notice how multiple members of the sisterhood have only shown up together on screen three times - first time with Glossy/Trike girl in the lead, the other two times with Curly/Afro girl in the lead. In a strip back when the sisterhood was first introduced, Glossy took orders from some other girl altogether on what to do therefore she's probably not the leader, though she definitely has the attitude of one. Meanwhile, Curly has yet to be take ANY sort of orders and she has been shown taking direct action against the Patriarchy itself whilst Glossy has only been shown giving either encouragement (to females) and sass (to misogynistic males) to those affected by it.
- Glossy is just the hot-tempered enforcer for the team
The Sisterhood will eventually become the Matriarchy
Come on, I can't be the only one who though it
- Kind of a She Who Fights Monsters sort of thing?
- No, exactly that although some might say that's allready in the process of happening.
- That, while unlikely, would be truly amazing. And then because the original Matriarchy was in an alternate universe, we'll have Slick, Squig, and Crim as sympathetic trike-riding badasses instead of stereotypically manly but rarely effective rebels.
Baby Blue will recruit and convert Amber in a bid to win Fuchsia back.
- As seen in this Sunday strip Blue has discovered Amber looking up Criminey's record, and while she can't find find a way in to corrupt or tempt Crim, she could try and destroy the relationship with a potentially jealous ex. As to it being a conversion to a Devil Girl, Amber's name fits the Color-schemed names that Ishida seems to favor for them.
- Or maybe Amber is Fuchsia
Fuchsia joined the Sisterhood.
- See panels 14 and 17
- While I think that this theory is possible, I do not think that strip supports it. Seeings how the girl in those panels has appeared twice before and is definitely not Fuchsia.
Nique fangirl and the Tat fanboy will eventually become vitriolic best friends or rivals.
Since not only is Li'l E is no longer the source of the comic's humor when concerning fans of specific people (rather than theism, like Seymour) and the little fangirl has seem to taken over his role in that aspect...And Li'l E is amnesic, no longer particularly concerned with Satanism or earning his approval, and doesn't oppose Seymour, then it's unlikely that they will continue to behave like the couple of frienemies we have come to know them as.
And thus it's reasonable to assume that since Minique has already replaced Li'l E's role as a crazy fan, then she could easily develop a vitriolic relationship with a fellow crazy fan to replace the frienemy dynamic that he once had with Seymour. Namely, with the Tat fanboy. They could also develop quite a bit of ship tease every now and then, similar to Li'l E and Seymour's original relationship, as well.
God will troll everyone on the 21st
Signs of the end will start cropping up everywhere, characters will panic, Jesus will look incredibly annoyed the whole time, and then god will announce to everyone "PSYCHE!" especially if the scenes have things like Trike Girl and the Devil holding each other for dear life.
Someone in the Sisterhood is going to take it too far.
Every group has it's fanatics. There have been cops in the comic and chases. Eventually one of them will abandon the Sisterhood and try to fire-bomb or attack a Patriarch building perhaps wielding a weapon. A cop will be forced to shoot her (an angel has been killed before, so why not a human?) when she starts using deadly force and a stray shot from the former-Sister will hit and wound Lil'E, "Pebbles"/"Tangerine", or some other popular character. Suddenly, the Sisterhood will be under investigation or at least public scrutiny and they will be forced to tone down anger and try a more civil approach to the whole Patriarch situation.
- Okaaaay, but when has an angel ever been killed before? Ezekiel has been shot before, but he survived that.
- You're right. My bad. Though angels do feel pain when shot and people have been thrown into hell a few times and had close calls. I reading the whole thing from the beginning, but I did read the part where Satan shot an angel in front of Lil'Evil's eyes when he was a baby. Since there was blood, some one else and I assumed the angel was killed (I figured the angel would get a new body in heaven).
- Possibly confirmed with the 2/24/2013 strip in which Curly hacks a bunch of fembots by feeding them images that make them believe that all men support the rape, mutilation, and enslavement of women. This makes them go maverick, pull out their claws and try to attack the factory staff. Depending on intentions, at best, that was reckless behaviour. At worst, that was full blown attempted murder.
- The 5/9/2013 strip shows that it might be more than just one taking this too far. Or at the very least they're pretending to enjoy God's lame attempt at a puppet show they'd like.
- Xanthe actually commits real murder, killing the old year that stole her bike. Talk about Disproportionate Retribution. The old lady comments as if its not the first time.
Identity of Lil'E's mother.
She's Lilith. According to newly found documents (in real life), there was a story not included in the Bible. Lilith was supposedly Adam's first wife who want to be "on top", but Adam was sexist and refused. Lilith then left the Garden of Eden by choice and became a demon. God sent his angels to plead Lilith to come back, but she refused. Somehow a deal or punishment was made that said that Lilith would 100 of her children a day in exchange for not returning. Adam's second wife, Eve, was made from his rib (Lilith was made from dirt, like Adam, and should have been his equal), so that Eve would be submissive. The type of demon Lilith became? A succubus. Her children? Incubus and succubi.
- She's Medusa or another Gorgon (maybe) according to this.
Lilith is against the Patriarchy
No brainer. In real life, for the reasons in the above example, Lilith is the poster child of many feminist groups today. Even if she's not Lil'E's mother, she can still reject the Devil and promote the Sisterhood. That would explain all their resources (Trike girl seems to have a plasma shield on her bike. Maybe she got it through magic?)
The green devil girl is Candy
I don't know. It's just kind of a thing that occurred to me. The only reason for this theory is the fact that Candy seems to be blond, while supposedly the green devil girl was or is a blond when human, and has cute ponytails like the green devil girl. Of course, none of the strips Candy appear in are colored so we don't exactly know for sure if she IS blond but she does seem to kind of fit the "dumb blond" stereotype - a little bit - that supposedly the patriarchy thinks applies to the green devil girl.
Amber was a bartender.
I was rereading and I just kind of thought to myself that this bartender
does look kind of similar to Amber. It's not exactly likely that the bartender and Amber are the same person, it's just a little thought that occurred to me.
The Storytime Zombie and the Fembot who came to life will join up.
Both running off and hiding in secrecy. And having something in common
that makes it even more likely they will meet — the zombie's cave would probably strike her as a good place to hide.
Xanthe sold her soul to D-man a long time ago.
She was young and naive and sold her soul to bring back a dead relative, possibly a mother or sister, that might have died in some kind of accident. But they Came Back Wrong
as a devil person - as it's been shown that he can bring the dead back to life albeit as devil creatures. Of course, Sinfest's society does not exactly
react well to devil people. Xanthe noticed how people treated said relative/friend differently and it likely awoke her to the patriarchy, and grew increasingly hateful towards The Devil for not only turning her relative into a devil person like him but because he just sat back and let society treat devil people so cruelly. This explains why he has shown to be determined to send her to hell even though in theory he shouldn't be too worried about her or her rebellion because he wouldn't really feel that she is a threat - and also explains why he doesn't give a shit about anyone else in the sisterhood either even though she's not just the only one against him.
So, from the perspective of anyone who's been "liberated" by Xanthe, the world is a Matrix-esque Patriarchy. There's just one minor problem; unlike in the Matrix, the "real world" hasn't been seen, but instead the world the characters live in has been disillusioned so that those who have been liberated see it for what it is, except not really. What the pills are, are actually powerful hallucinogens that, amongst other nasty side effects, include paranoia and irrational hatred towards the other sex. Xanthe, meanwhile, has taken so many of these drugs at such a young age that her mind has been permanently damaged by them, and so she thinks she's helping women be liberated.
Xanthe is actually reinforcing the Patriarchy, though she obviously doesn't realize it.
True equality is about equality for both men and
women, not just the latter. Slick actually asked her for a pair of the Matrix goggles, and Xanthe, or one of the others, refused him. Why shouldn't Slick be allowed to see the truth of his own words and actions?
And on another point, Xanthe never seems to hold women responsible for their own actions the way she does men. She served Charlie Brown with a restraining order, but made absolutely no comment on Lucy or Sally's much stronger stalking/harassing tendencies. One of the "classic" features of patriarchy is that women don't have the capacity to make reasoned, rational decisions. This is part of what has kept women's rights so restricted in many patriarchal societies, but it's also been used as a reason for male judges to give them lesser sentences than what male criminals would have received when they commit crimes; that's not equality.
- Have people forgotten who Charlie Brown is? Life is never fair to Charlie Brown, even though he doesn't deserve it. That's pretty much the point of half the jokes in The Peanuts.
Xanthe does not support the sort of equality that allows both
genders to be truly equal and equally responsible for their own actions, so she is, in fact, working for the Patriarchy, though she clearly doesn't know it—she seems to genuinely believe that her brand of "equality" will liberate women.
Alternately, Xanthe doesn't actually want equality.
She wants revenge. She wants to do to men what patriarchy has been doing to women for millennia.
- This may help. Maybe we've all been freaking out and this was planned?
The Patriarchy is total misandristic bullshit.
It was all made up by the old lady who runs that bakery. She got scorned by a man, so she's developing special technology that uses mind tricks to make them imagine the Matrix-like patriarchy. She's rounded up little girls and brainwashed them into believing in the Patriarchy. She then orders them to spread their false beliefs to other women and allowing room for the chastising of men in the process.
Slick's man-whore status is because he lost his mother at a young age.
Here's how I see it. When Slick was just a little boy (that is to say, much more so than he is now), his mother was struggling so much to raise her beloved child that she had to sell her soul to the Devil just to ensure that her son would be raised well. As a result, the Devil made her work for him, and she became a succubus. For Slick, the loss of a mother figure meant a longing for female companionship, hence he became the self-proclaimed pimp
we know now, or at least, he was before Character Development
The Devil is actually a bomfed person
In that he Was Once a Man
but a demon bomfed him turning him into the Devil we know.
This won't end well.
No, really, this won't end well.
- So far you are right on the money for that. It isn't going to end well at all.
- Hey! Update! So far we've gotten nothing else on the Rage Bot. Last I saw she was breaking into the house of a man that disassembled a Fembot out of depression, anger, the fact that he was being mocked by society for having one. So... WHO WANTS TO START SOME WMGs ON THAT?! What do we wanna bet that he's gonna die. That's a WMG of mine.
- As of this, it just gets closer to confirmation
The Sisterhood is being set up for a BIG fall
- Despite their good intentions, they have been getting more aggressive lately. The Devil planned this and is waiting for the moment to completely undermine them.
- As seen in the March 31, 2013 strip, Xanthe cannot see any difference between Slick's dark side and Slick himself. Maybe several others she sees as devil opponents are actually under demonic influence that is Invisible to Normals.
- The devil's plan is to push a member (probably Xanthe) into a massive show of extremism that he will broadcast so that even more relaxed feminists (Granny, Monique at times) come under fire and the Patriarchy gains more power. And it will be all the Sisterhood's fault for not seeing it coming.
- They will subsequently have to rebuild with their flaws in mind.
- The fact that Xanthe can even fall into hell is telling. When a character is shown falling into hell, it's usually when they see some vision of their past sins or they just did something that would make them deserve it.
- The movements warcry is essentially "Kill all men". Monique was able to get pass Bad Thoughts Sensors in Devils Mansion by shouting it.
Xanthe has a crush on Slick
She did seem particularly seeing Slick no longer as a male ally. 
Monique will start dating the Green Devil Girl
You don't need Shipping Goggles
to see this happening.
Xanthe and Slick are siblings
They look enough alike to be siblings, or maybe half siblings, Slick raised by a pimp-daddy father and Xanthe by an embittered mother.
Sisterhood is going to kill the dragon once they realize it's male
Sisterhood finds a dragon
. Then they realize that the dragon is male. Because the current comics show us all males = worse than devil, they will proceed to kill it. The comic will show this as a good thing.
- Was the dragon ever confirmed to be male?
- It has a moustach... So probably?
- It's an eastern dragon though, they all have that.
- Probably male in terms of personality/voice. Quick tip: its extremely difficult to tell a male and female reptile apart unless you're a well trained herpatologist. In this case, its best to use personality to determine gender, much like an AI personality.
- Not to mention, eastern religions (which the dragon stands for) have plenty of non-gendered/both-gendered divine entities.
The Sisterhood kidnapped Ishida
And then they replaced him with their own artist. Would explain the rather sudden Art Evolution
right around the time the Sisterhood
was introduced. Would also explain the rather sudden drop in writing quality and characterization right around then too.
If Above WMG is NOT confirmed, Ishida will realize that he is male And commit suicide out of horror
. Or undergo sex change surgery
. And really, nobody will miss him
The apparent Author Tract
is an exceptional attempt at trolling
Considering a number of inconsistencies and the general Jerk Ass
nature of Xanthe and most of her companions, the author is doing a parody, not a rant. The difference is that this time he purposefully didn't let the other characters snark at the Feminazi
crew in order to rile up the fans. The primary support for this is that if he really wanted to get the message across, he'd actually give us a message instead of the recent "kill all men" rant.
- The arc will end with a Sunday strip- the first few panels detail the end of the current story- but wait, they're in a speech bubble from the next panel- which depicts the artist character. He turns to the fourth wall and concludes: "Ladies and gentlemen- The Aristocrats".
Something is wrong with slick's eyes
onwards suggest he is hiding them for a reason.
- It would make a great Plot Twist if he's covering up a scar he got from his mother, who turns out to be abusive and an alcoholic.
- Even better. His mother turns out to be a high ranking member of the Sisterhood.
- So he's a sexist dick because his mother tried too hard to not make him a sexist dick.
- More Like his mom assumed Everything beyond Breathing that he did was sexist just because he existed.
Ishida will use this
strip to get back on track writing more about the other characters and their backgrounds.
Because it's an awesome strip that redefines everything about Satan, Lil'E and so much more.
Xanthe's true colors will reveal themselves very soon.
She has just met Fuschia, meaning that Criminy won't be far behind. Will this be the first time she acts friendly towards a heterosexual male, or will she confirm the common belief that she's a Knight Templar
misandrist? Possibly even a Moral Event Horizon
grade act (relative to the comic anyway) yet still be depicted as being "right".
- So far no, but we now know that Fuschia suffers from PTSD.
- Sisterhood seems to be absolutely sure that the relationship between Fuschia and Criminy is strictly friendship. According to them, any and all sexual attachment is bad.
The Patriarchy is a Sisterhood propaganda construct.
Otherwise shit like this makes no sense.
- Huh that doesn't seem so bad of an idea. We'll have to wait and see.
- Adding to that, once it's revealed, the Sisterhood pretty much will implode on itself
- Oh that will be actually interesting to watch, seeing something that has resorted to various tactics, involving causing robots to go violent against simple factory workers and ordinary people, implode in on itself will be interesting to see.
Once the Sisterhood plotline is over, Monique will try to make amends with Slick and the other....
Only to be told to piss off.
The Sisterhood/Patriarchy plot line is nothing more than a way to permanently ensure Slick and Monique never get together
- Think about it. Why else would a organization that is anti-basically anything Slick enjoys suddenly pop up and actively try and succeed to recruit Monique? And it's already been established that Tatsuya subscribes to the belief that Slick should never gain any kind of happiness, at all. This was all just a elaborate set up to make sure that Slick loses Monique for good and the feminism tract is to give it "justification".
- The Sisterhood had no real interest in recruiting Nique, simply interested in raising her awareness about their concerns, but even if they were interested in Nique joining the Sisterhood the fact remains that they have not succeeded. Nique is not apart of the Sisterhood, and has no real interest in joining either. She just seems to agree with the same things that trouble them. I also get the feeling that the Sisterhood is not anti-Slick based on the fact that Xanthe is personally interested in seeing Slick become a better person, and almost seemed kind of fond of him at times. But YMMV on that.
Had the Fembot "Maverick" not gone violent, her story would be far more justified as she tries to run from the production line
- Let's face it, she's had little character development beyond "VIOLENCE AND ANGER! PUNCH MEN!" and had she actually gotten her own story arc, exploring morality, whether or not she truly is alive, and so forth, things would be far different.
- This is not a guess or a theory.
When Maverick goes up against Weapon F
, she will destroy the evil Patriarchy weapon...
- ...and the Sisterhood will declare Weapon F the Moral Event Horizon of the Patriarchy.
- Mostly jossed. Rogue Fembot did not destroy Weapon F - Milton did - but there is still a chance that if the Sisterhood caught wind of the situation they would declare it a Moral Event Horizon.
- Worse still, apparently Sisterhood knew about weaponized fembots and they don't seemed to be surprised. Then they took it Up to Eleven, reprogramming/brainwashing a bunch of both ordinary and weaponized fembots to fight for their cause. By destroying Devilcorp property and attacking every male on sight.
As an alternative to the above, Weapon F will win...
- The Sisterhood would then go nuts that their insult word has been stolen from them and made something the male characters call each other now.
Criminy and Fuschia have a healthy sex life.
- Sweet, cuddly, perfectly equal, and mutually enjoyable. It's got nothing to do with her being a succubus, and more to do with them being in love and often liking some mutual physical affection. It's just not ever brought up because it would undermine the current plotline of all men being monster rapists.
Slick will realize that Evil Slick exists and fight him.
And the one thing that will help him win will be his true feelings for Monique.
Alternatively, Monique will find out about Evil Slick and make it her mission to destroy it.
What better way to strike at the Patriarchy than ensuring your best friend stops being part of it?
There are two dragons.
Bear with me, we are meant to assume that the dragon that used to hang out with Buddha and the dragon that was patched up by The Medic from the Sisterhood are one and the same. However, while the dragon that hung out with Buddha was a Chinese dragon - despite being a personification of all eastern religion and mythology - the one that was patched up by The Sisterhood and then destroyed the Illuminati Spydrones factory appears to have been a Japanese dragon. Therefore, added with their different attitudes and different appendages (or lack of) it would be logical to assume that there are in fact TWO dragons, rather than one. The Chinese Dragon is a neutral party that cares not for getting wrapped up in drama, while the Japanese Dragon does seem to take sides.
Ishida will continue doing some Sisterhood strips and its detractors will keep misunderstanding the intent and ideas and twisting them to suit their own misogynistic ideals~
There are tons of things that this troper gets steamed about looking at this page in terms of the Sisterhood, mainly how unread most are on BASIC feminist theory... Such as that one strip with Monique and the "Spot the Creep". You guys wanna know a statistic? One in three women will be raped or sexually assaulted, most likely by someone she KNOWS. The majority of rapists will NEVER see a day in prison. Most rapes against women are committed by a friend, boyfriend, or spouse. So it's true— you CAN'T tell by looking who will see you as less than human and ignore your "NO" in that one crucial moment. You CAN'T tell who thinks that a woman who is drunk and wearing a short skirt is asking for it....
It could be any of them.
- It's hard to twist something's intent and ideals when one of their rallying cries is litterally "KILL ALL MEN!"
- Perhaps try reading this~ http://inkskinned.tumblr.com/post/76348980497/when-you-are-hurting-there-will-always-be-people and understand that anger is a natural reaction of the oppressed. Has the Sisterhood actually tried to, you know, kill men? Are we given any clue that their Grand Master Plan is anything other than the equal treatment and representation of women and the dissolution of the gender binary?
- Oh, a Tumblr link. Nah, I'm good.
- There is a difference between "anger of the oppressed" and "advocating murder"! It's hard to be sympathetic to a group who even attacks Buddah, one of the most innocent and benevolent characters in the series, on sight! And we have time after time again seen that they don't care about getting men and women to live together in equality and peace, something that most people would support. At least not through methods that doesn't make them look like sociopaths and vandals. At best they outright force their ideals onto others instead of simply carrying out peaceful protests in the name of mutual love and understanding. At worst (wich is almost all the time), the reprogram machines to assault men or they pull out katanas against any male who simply gives them a kind greeting. And about the justification of "it could be any of them, so let the Sisterhood be mean towards men just to be safe" is like saying that "any Arab could be a terrorist, so let's treat them all like threats". Instead of respectfully informing and discussing with people of what's wrong with oppression of gender and the dangers of sexism, they instead brush of every single man they see as a potential rapist, wifebeater, pervert etc. By the way: what kind of excuse is "they haven't tried to kill men yet"? Not only HAVE they tried to do so (read about the Hacked Fembots incident), but even if they haven't, you can't justify constant and repeated death threats with "Oh, I only SAID I was going to murder anyone with a penis. It's not like I would actually do it". No court would ever buy that excuse considering how often the Sisterhood has made such claims. But let's get to the comment on Tats continuing his Sisterhood plot for years to come. I agree, he will keep doing this as long as people will twist his ideals...the problem is that he adamantly belives that ANYONE who dissagrees with him, critisises him or makes fun of him and his work are misogynists who are trying to twist his ideals. And considering how he has done everything in his power to drive away and directly insult his past and now reasonably angry fanbase, It is safe to say that he will keep on with the Sisterhood plot for a loooooooooooong time.
- Boy that sure is a lot of stretching. First of all, the only member of the sisterhood that has displayed any desire to harm any male is the nameless purple sister, whom is clearly a child and thus would not be as well-versed in most ideals shared by her peers. Her actions and her thoughts do not reflect the rest of the Sisterhood, especially considering the kindness Nana - apparently the founder - has shown characters like Slick and Li'l Evil, Clio has saved Squig's life when it would be so easy to let him die and has straight-up hacked the Patriarchy just to say that its okay for guys to cry as well as spare the life of a man actually trying to murder her with an axe, and Xanthe who actually sort of cares for Slick. Secondly, not a single character that is affiliated with the Sisterhood has attacked Buddha or even suggested interest in attacking Buddha. In fact, the only character affiliated with the Sisterhood that has so much as interacted with Buddha is said nameless purple sister, and she did not attack him. Rather, when she noticed his presence, she took a defensive position. She would have attacked if she felt threatened, but, well, considering the fact she didn't attack him, and he turned her staff into flowers, she was not threatened. She also passed the opportunity to attack Squig, who she had interacted with twice. Both times she mostly ignored him. Thirdly, I have literally no effing idea where people get the interpretation that Clio's hacking of the fembot factory meant that she wanted the fembots to attack the workers. The only thing Clio did was hack the factory so instead of being bombarded with how KIND and CARING their male masters are and would be, they would see the crimes they have committed in history. How they chose to react after this was not at all Clio's doing. It was a lack of foresight, yes, and could have had disastrous results had they not been shut down, but you're demonizing the Sisterhood just for the sake of demonizing them. Just say you don't like how little characterization they're given despite how frequent their appearances are, and their spotlight stealing tendencies and effing get over it.
- They reprogrammed an entire factory of Fembots that could have saved real women from sex trafficking and made it so all the Fembots attacked the factory workers. And then there is the whole Reality Zone where oppression doesn't seem to exist. I could very be well wrong, maybe he's just being inconsistent.
- These Fembots are obviously capable of real emotions. We even have seen one of them show fear of death. They may be robots, but from a moral point of view, they are "real women".
- How exactly does this justifies brainwashing them into being weapons for Sisterhood, all while fully aware that almost every one of those fembots will be horribly killed? Instead of, you know, actually saving them?
- Thank you! I was reading this whole page just to hear someone say this. Contrary to all the guesses made elsewhere in this page desperately hoping against hope that the Sisterhood turns out to be some sort of sham, the patriarchy is fake, Xanthe is the Devil, ad nauseam, my WMG is that the author has genuinely developed a self awareness of his own misogyny and biases, and is appalled by the way he had treated women both in his life and his comic. The Sisterhood plots represent an attempt to confront that, pulling no punches against himself, his art or his audience. He was clumsy, particularly at first when he was having to make fundamental changes to the comic itself, and he's still learning about feminism, but he's now doing great work and I've started reading again having dropped the comic many years ago.
- Theres a complete analysis of the webcomics demise right here, http://badwebcomicswiki.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Sinfest . the stupidest thing about Ishida is he thinks all men are evil and cant be feminists what does that make him?
- This analysis is only complete in the sense that it completely misses the point of most of the strips it discusses. It's most obvious with the allegedly "pro-life" strip. Also, you're building a straw man. Ishida clearly does not think that all men are evil.
- If that's truly the case, explain why there are ZERO sympathetic unnamed male characters. Explain why the sympathetic males seemed to basically disappear from the strip around the time the Sisterhood showed up.
- No sympathetic male characters? Are we reading the same comic strip? What about Squigley or Criminy, who have both appeared recently? Or Lil'Evil, who has become much more sympathetic after his memory loss and is a constant part of the current arc. And what "unnamed male characters" do you mean? There aren't even that many unnamed characters left at all. Ishida is not going to introduce a new unnamed male character every week just to please people like you - and even if he were, you probably wouldn't even realize it, given your extent of tunnel vision. It's not that he presents all males negatively, it is that you are pissed that he has taken up the issue of feminism at all. Or maybe it's because he's about to turn Slick into a bad guy and some readers are so in love with him that they don't see anything else any more.
- Squigly? He consistently used as a idiot strawman to be shown that the Sisterhood is right. Criminy? He's Tatsuya's Golden Boy, so we can't have Him be portrayed negatively in anyway. He's basically a Gary Stu Lil'Evil? It took him Losing His Memory to become sympathetic. As for the Unnamed Male characters? Every time a Male even Talks to a woman it's portrayed negatively. But when a woman does something, she's portrayed as a complete Saint for doing it. Even when she attacks a man for simply Talking to her.
- Criminy is a Ishida's Golden Boy, but he still presents all male characters negatively? It's stunning how you fail to see your own contradictions. I'm beginning to think you only ignore examples like Criminy and others because they don't comply to your standard of masculinity. But that's precisely Ishida's point. You say there are no sympathetic male characters. I say there is at least one: Criminy. You say you don't like him, but then you fail to say what kind of character it is that you'd want to see in the comic. I'm beginning to think you just have a problem with Sinfest's feminist orientation as such.
- My Issue with the Criminy is the same with the Sisterhood. Neither of them Have FLAWS. It would be one thing if the Sisterhood characters and Criminy Actually had points when they were portrayed as Being in the Wrong. But NOPE! The Sisterhood are Shining Demi-Goddesses Incapable of Ever being Portrayed Negatively in their Actions At All. NAME ONE Point since their Introduction that Sisterhood as actually Been Called Out on their actions and it stuck. Or Better Name ONE POINT where they FAILED at something, ANYTHING!? What's that? You CAN'T I don't hate them because they are Feminists. I HATE THE SISTERHOOD BECAUSE THEY ARE effing MARY SUES WHO CAN DO NO WRONG and Anytime Someone Even Talks about them Negatively, they automatically become the Bad Guy. Not Even GOD was safe from them! The effing CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE has to Bend Over Backwards To please them! And the same holds true with Criminy. If he had any flaws beyond "He's Shy!" I wouldn't be bothered by Him At All! This is Basic. Writing. Make Your characters Feel Like PEOPLE! Not Cardboard Cutouts to prop your views!
- Once again you fail to reflect on your own premises. If a male character is flawed somehow (like Squigley or Lil'Evil), you just declare him unsympathetic. If he is not flawed enough (like Criminy, apparently), you just declare him a Mary Sue. Within these premises, nothing Ishida does could ever please you, because your criteria contradict each other. You have constructed a Double Bind, and my advice to Ishida at this point would be to not even bother with trying to please you in this respect. Also, about the Sisterhood: I understand your concern, but so far, there simply have not been any convincing arguments against the Sisterhood's point of view, just misunderstandings and insults from the other side. And this includes the arguments of readers I've read so far. So you might consider the possibility that Ishida does not include convincing criticism of the Sisterhood because there simply is none so far to begin with. (Actually, there is one point of criticism that can be justly made: The Sisterhood fails to get their message across because they come over as too preachy. In other words, they really lack people skills. They should add someone to their team who has some experience in that field. Maybe Monique or Fuchsia. Or, well, Criminy.)
- Maybe I should have added this in my previous point, but my issue with the treatment of the Male Characters at this point boils down to this. With the exception of Criminy (who I already have said my piece) and Lil'E (who needed to have his entire personality stripped away to become sympathetic), they went the other extreme. They are nothing BUT their Flaws. Before they had good points and depth. Now, they are just used as a verbal, sometimes literal punching bag. That's my issue with Slick and Squigley. They just seem to only exist now to show "This is WRONG! This is BAD!" It would be One thing if it was the Devil, seeing as we're not Supposed to like him. But Slick and Squigley were main protagonists since the beginning. As for the Sisterhood's Lack of People Skills, it would be one thing if this was portrayed as a problem in story, but we're supposed to Side With Them, Not Against Them.
- Okay, now I see why you're pissed. I think it's really about Slick. Some of the people who follow Sinfest for years are a bit pissed that Ishida is turning him into a bad guy, and I can understand that. I think some things in his character arc have always pointed to such a possibility though. As for Squigley, I think it's much more ambiguous than you claim it is. I think the point is that he is really trying to overcome his issues, but they're still too big right now, so he's stuck in his development. It's even a little bit tragic. However, Slick's change might trigger some further character development for Squigley - in one direction or another. - As for the Sisterhood, I think this is simply a case of Good Is Not Nice (and a nice contrast to the Devil's Faux Affably Evil Villain with Good Publicity by the way).
- Personally, I find kind of faulty the fact that the comics repeatedly portrayed regular mortals calling out the shit on powerful demons, Satan, Jesus, Buddha and the God. Then the Sisterhood appeared and so far not a single person in-universe made any attempt to speak out that they are misogynist, genocidal, terrorist and hypocritical organization that doesn't care about collateral damage, committed several murder attempts and at least one actual murder. With powerful explosive. It happened in a deserted area, but with any less luck there would be more civilian casualties. Satan can't do anything with Sisterhood, they scare away Buddha, Jesus is all but forgotten and apparently, the God can't play pranks on them and wants their approval. If it isn't Mary Sue symptoms at their worst, I don't know what is.
- And the Award for "Best Example of a False Dichotomy" goes to...
Monique is going to be corrupted by the Devil in disguise.
Considering Monique's seeing Demonique and is slowly forgetting why she started her change in image(because a million people went to Hell because of her) due to Xanthe's well meaning yet unwise(considering the circumstances) attempt to free her from the Patriarchy(make someone not guilty over something evil they did and they'll start doing that evil thing even more and with more gusto) and considering the Devil's mechanisms he's likely going to disguise himself as a demon woman and dupe Monique into joining a Matiarchy to opress men(while turning her into a demon). Xanthe is going to be forced to fight Monique who she should have ignored.
Absinthe will become a time-traveler.
It's unbelievably uncanny how in this
strip Absinthe is colored with an almost exact color scheme as the minty-flavored bomfer
that created Sleaze, and has an identical outfit. When Absinthe first showed up it was theorized that she and the bomfer were one and the same, though at the time it seemed like it clearly could not be the case due to how different they look and how different they acted. But it was before Absinthe had got any character development and before we found out that she was masking deep insecurities and feelings of inadequacy. So thus, it's clear that Absinthe will go through some serious Break The Cutie bullshit, somehow become a time traveler, and thus become the minty bomfer she was once theorized to be. The attitude and personality the minty bomfer displays is a result of Absinthe trying to emulate and be more like Nique.
The Sisterhood Story Arc
will have a huge
Bear with me on this... (takes long breath): The Sisterhood reveal that their master plan is a Final Solution
, where they will kill every last member of the male gender
. The first targets will be Slick, Squig and Crim, so they kidnap 'Nique, forcing the three, as well as some friends
to storm their base, leading to an epic War Arc
We then turn to Xanthie, who has 'Nique prisoner, and has been trying to break 'Nique via Hannibal Lecture
. Just when it seems like she broke her, the gang show up in the nick of time.
Slick then gives a "World of Cardboard" Speech
/ "The Reason You Suck" Speech
/ Kirk Summation
where he states the Sisterhood have failed, and that while he may be a bastard, it's okay, since he's shown he can change, and will be a better person, while Xanthie is nothing but a bully who targets innocent people to make herself feel better, even saying he pities her
. He even declares his love for 'Nique, stating that he loves her, for her, and that she doesn't have to be anyone else, just like she loves Slick.
Overall: The Sisterhood falls, and Slick and 'Nique finally get together.
The Sisterhood will not only accept Fuchsia's and Criminy's relationship, it will even become their model example for a non-patriarchal couple.
Think of it. Fuchsia is arguably the most emancipated Sinfest woman outside the Sisterhood (at least if we assume that Monique is a full member now), and Criminy is the only heterosexual male character who has never shown any
sign of misogynist thought or action. If the Sisterhood can accept heterosexual relationships at all, then most probably this one.
The Sisterhood might even begin to try to convince other males to become more like Criminy. Also, the first target of their new propaganda campaign will probably be Slick.
- Or Squigley. Right now it seems Slick has joined the Cult of Masculinity for good, and Squigley is still one of the nicer male characters.
- The Sisterhood officially labeled Fuschia and Criminy as "Friendzone". Furthermore, Sisterhood enforce that any and all sexual desires must not be tolerated if they can help it.
The Freed Weapon F units will turn on Everyone
Eventually, they'll realize that by helping the Sisterhood they are trading in One Master for Another. So collectively they will decide that Humanity
in General is the problem and they need to be....Dealt
- First of all, they haven't even joined the Sisterhood yet. Second, how is joining the Sisterhood trading one master for another?
- Being used as a weapon of war against the Sisterhood and Rogue Fembots to Fighting the Patriarchy and their fellow robots in the drones?
- How is changing enemies the same thing as changing masters? The Sisterhood girls may not be the nicest persons out there, but they have never been masters to anyone, especially not other women.
- While Ishida tends to ignore the issue, how exactly is reprogramming fembots to do their bidding any different from being their masters? I don't see the fact that a few fembots managed to survive and escape despite all odds as a redemption whatsoever.
As D-Man represents the Patriarchy, Vainglorious represents post-patriarchal Spectacular Capitalism.
In his world, everything is valued purely on appearance, people are not exploited but rather pressured to exploit themselves, everyone (not just women) is equally objectified and equally cynical-objectifying at the same time, and everyone is equally (totally) deluded. That's how Vainglorious can walk the Reality Zone: He just replaces reality itself with spectacular illusion. Should the Sisterhood decide to go against him, they will have to change their strategy and philosophy fundamentally.
Lil' E has angelic powers.
Everything is going just as planned by Vainglorious. Or Satan. Or Both.
- The sisterhood already appeared long bago, already with the same credo. Also, there has been a MEN ARE SCUM poster before, when Satan tried to break Slick and 'Nique up. Sisterhood is an organization of extremist and absolutist teenage girls (they are near Slick in terms of height). And they use blatant sexism, mind-washing, stereotypes, aggression, terrorism and other methods that would be completely approved by Devil, while Nana who brought em up never showed any mindless aggression. And they have also successfully separated Monique from the guys. And Slick got implanted with some devil that possesses him. Some combination of this factors caused Slick to both revert to his original ways and show some flaws in the Sisterhood's logic. But now 'Nique, who's suddenly repulsed by men, and by Slick being Slicky, (and her behaviour is still being cultivated), but is platonically dating a devil girl - an apparently useless one, but who knows? Also, she was attracted to guys all her life, and since it all is completely biological, she couldn't suddenly turn "totally lesbian" (as some people say). The Sisterhood girls are shown as stubbornly single-minded, but not essentially evil - more like evil by stupid. Also, the comic started as a collection of stereotypes, with Monique enjoying the effect she had on guys (until Devil told her about those 1 million men she sent to Hell, actually!) and Slick being a wannabe douchbag, and those two were already friends. Then Slick had his character development and became a nicer guy (if totally honest about being horny). And then it was heavily implied those two are soulmates. But Nique couldn't get to the Call because of... Satan's devil girls! But after seeing the "sexism matrix" she immediately leaves her best friend, because he has those qualities he always had, and doesn't agree with her new ideas. Thus, it's either called brainwashing or female overreaction caused by propaganda. But later Slick, after several encounters with his inner-devil, acquires devil-shades, which show him the "money-matrix". So, even if the visions shades show are true (and for one of the sisters they once started showing _racial_ stereotypes instead of sexist, just to torture her more, and without any reasons. They are never shown to even be true - just paranoia-inducing.), there might be other layers of propaganda-matrixes, including a feminism-matrix as well.
Also, the comic became more romantic and lighthearted as part of its development, and it might be "because author's views changed", but in my opinion was just a normal and logical character development for people who hang out with each other. The later Sl/Mon breaking could be linked to the same armchair psychologist's reason, but at the same time Criminy's relationship is still heartwarming. The comic didn't return to the "no relationships at all" starting point. And that heartwarming part may play a role later, for resolving the conflict.
, Vainglorious suddenly appeared as a very powerful entity, able to traverse Reality Zone, where Devil never stepped before, for whatever reasons. And he was mentioned as someone who is a threat to Devil's position. So, it might be that while Devil is shown having more character development and human sides, VG is a more concentrated evil, who is playing against Devil. And Slick's alter ego was implanted by a devil girl who also appeared suddenly and have not been heard of before and|or since that time. And also someone said that the sisters are the only ones who have attacked Devil and Devil could do nothing in return. But if we assume that they are part of a scheme by VG, who tries to destroy Satan and take his place by being more evil, their actions may be planned to strike the most vulnerable places. Also, since breaking up soulmate main heroes Slick and Nique with all their sympathy and compassion was one of the things Devil was unsuccessfully trying to do, while Sisters _succeeded_ in doing it, moreover, whis pretty mush the same actions... It doesn't look like they are portrayed sympathetically. They are doing Devil's job, and it's very likely they were manipulated to go attack people, attack Devil, break up pairs, treat every woman who's in a relationship or just cares about her appearance, as a slave of the system who needs immediate liberating. Thus, sisterhood is an overall pro-evil, anti-devil organization that carries chaos whenever it goes. Separation Monique and Slick and then totally changing them both might be Satan's method of counteraction, or VG's method to further control them, depending on what you see as more possible: that 1) 1 Monique becomes an inside agent, but due to "friends will be friends" Slick finds a way to get to her, and get her back; or 2) "two people who are alright with each other and happy (and male being totally played by a girl)" is a model shattering sisterhood's main motivation about females being constantly harassed and degraded, so they were to be separated, or else, sisterhood might become less "aggressive extremists sheep" and more "civilized humans". Thus, Go Satan, Go Lil'E, Go Slick, Go Criminy... And this comic desperately needs more Buddha.