Webcomic: Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant
Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant is a historical Swashbuckler webcomic by Tony Cliff, set in the Ottoman Empire in 1805. It follows the adventures of Delilah Dirk and Lt. Erdemoglu Selim as they travel near Istanbul, collecting treasure and evading the law.There is a sequel, Delilah Dirk and the Seeds of Good Fortune, which is not online.
Delilah Dirk provides examples of:
- Action Girl: Delilah is skilled with swords and many other forms of combat.
- Bloodless Carnage: many people are stabbed to death, but usually no blood is shown.
- Cleavage Window: Delilah's costume has one — incongruously, as it's anachronistic and her clothing is otherwise practical.
- Cool Ship: Delilah's sailboat flies.
- Excuse Me While I Multitask: Delilah takes a moment during a conversation with Selim to kill an attacking mook.Delilah: One sec.
- In Harm's Way: When Selim tries to settle down, he discovers that he misses adventure.
- Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: defied. Selim interrogates Delilah by serving her tea and biscuits and listening to her boasts.
- Kick the Dog: or Stab The Random Minion.
- Lady of Adventure: Delilah adventures constantly, and has an appropriate outfit.
- Last Minute Reprieve: Selim is saved when Delilah kills his executioners.
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Selim joins Delilah after being ill-treated by his Bad Boss.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Zakul (the Terrible!)
- Pirate Booty: one of the things Delilah tries to steal.
- Platonic Life Partners
- Sidekick: the comic explores why Selim decides to become Delilah's sidekick.
- Spot of Tea: Delilah is English, loves tea, and rescues Selim because he makes excellent tea.
- Swashbuckler: Delilah swashbuckles as hard as humanly possible. Selim tries valiantly to keep up.
- You Have Failed Me: The Bad Boss is so angry at Delilah's escape that he accuses Selim of helping her and sentences him to death.