Save the world, then rule it..."Chess Piece is a Danny PhantomFan Web ComicAU, made by Neo Yi. Taking place during the The Roaring Twenties, it stars Prince Daniel Masters, heir to the Water Kingdom of Dalv. After the events of the Great War, his father, the King Vlad has tried to preserve peace and alliance with the other nations.Unfortunately that's interrupted by the aptly named Chaos Order who are on the search for the Seven Crystals that hold untold powers to those who utilize it. Along for the ride is Phantom, a mysterious denizen who wants Vlad for himself (whom he deems his "papa") by creating a world of Nothingness. Naturally, Danny can't have that. After all, if the world is destroyed, then how can he rule it?The comic launched on 3/11/06, but was canceled on its fifteenth issue out of a planned thirty or so. It was halfway done. The comic has since been deleted, but the first 5 issues can still be downloaded here.
This series provides examples of:
Action Girl: Both Sam and Valerie. Paulina showed some moves in #14.
Foe Yay: Phantom states that he would have no problem getting with Danny if circumstances were different and proceeds to give him a Kiss of Death, which is interrupted by Vlad.
Foregone Conclusion: Although Vlad is loved as a king in the '20s (currently 1927), it won't last another two years due to the Great Depression-making him trying to introduce his father to the era rather ironic.
Gambit Pileup: There are at least fiveschemes going on at once. It doesn't get incomprehensable, either, thank god.
Love Triangle: Abe/Sidney/Lunchbox ...until things literally went kaboom, that is.
Master of the Mixed Message: Danny, who apparently never told Diligence that he loved him. Also the writer, who has positive attitudes about homosexuality and has almost entirely either villainous or anti-hero types within the story.
Nice Hat: Vlad's cowboy hat. NOBODY is allowed to wear it, not even his son.
Nightmare Dreams: Where Danny is alone on a rock with his father's corpse and Phantom, who tells Danny to drink his father's blood and then uses waterbending to splash him with blood. Danny, usually calm wakes screaming and promptly throws up.
Royally Screwed Up: Vlad is a human-turned-demon who constantly bemoans his work, acts twenty years younger then he has any right to be, is optimistically eccentric, temperamental when people touches his hat, and sleeps in the nude (and walks around the palace in the nude out of spite). He's also the Only Sane Man in his family.
Rule of Cool: How does Danny having a fight with Vlad work? Because it's awesome.
The most apparent example being a Sigur Ros song used for a lullaby and a Beatles song as dialogue.
Another apparent example are the references to Final Fantasy IX. Dalv Castle is Alexandria and the scene of Vlad standing in front of the castle during the prologue references Garnet standing in front of Alexandria. Also airships.
The Endless: You get to see Delirium, Destiny, Destruction and Desire... AKA Lust in the main story.... if mostly in extremely minor roles. All of them appear in Kitty/Lust's flashback.