Webcomic / Ever Blue

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Luna and a crew of castaways journey to change the world.

Everblue is a fantasy/adventure webcomic by Michael Sexton, set in an endless ocean sparsely populated by a few floating cities. Luna, an introverted young shipwright, was leading a quiet life in Rose City until Ten's flying boat was accidentally shot down and she is roped into helping him build a new one.

This webcomic provides examples of:

  • Action Girl: Luna was raised in a military academy and is perfectly capable of defending herself.
  • Adorkable: Ten. Luna to an extent.
  • After the End: Maybe... there are certainly ancient cities sunken under the ocean.
  • All There in the Manual: Among the old voting incentives, a small (temporarily offline) wiki and comments under each new page, a lot of background information about the world has already been explained.
  • Arc Symbol: "Black Candle" emblems can be seen on flags, banners, and even peoples' clothing in the background of certain pages. No official explanation has been given as to what these symbols mean, though Word of God says they are important.
  • Art Evolution: Not so drastic as some other webcomics, but the comic switches from black and white to color within the first few pages, and the shading gets more detailed later on.
  • Badass Adorable: When Luna finds out a guard is in her house, what does she do? Throws her bed sheet at the guy and hits him with an iron pipe. However it turns out to be Seta ordered by Shar to kill her.
  • Bandage Mummy: Clara, although it's not used for dramatic or comedic effect.
  • The Bartender: Lampshaded
  • Blind Seer: Clara. She might not actually be blind but all the bandages she wears can't make it easy to see.
  • Book Dumb: Ten can't read.
  • Cool Boat: The Skyward, Ten modified it so it can fly. It becomes even cooler after Luna gets her hands on it and outfits it with forbidden ancient technology.
  • Darker and Edgier: The cover for Chapter 4, in contrast to the cute and lighthearted covers from previous chapters, seems to indicate that parts of its story will be going in this direction.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Dagger wears a pair of shin guards but nothing on her actual feet. Luna has shown a preference for going barefoot indoors or on a ship, but will usually wear sandals when she's both outdoors and on dry land. Except for the time she was stuck as a Pajama-Clad Hero for a while, but being barefoot wasn't exactly her choice there.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Dagger, who hasn't appeared in the story proper yet, can be seen on wanted posters in the background, and was featured at the end of Vignette 3. Clara also appears in a crowd scene a page before her official introduction.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Seta... or so Luna thinks. It's actually a subversion, as Seta is faking betrayal to make *sure* Luna escapes and abandons him.
  • Furo Scene: Luna has a rather tasteful one with surprisingly little fanservice.
  • Hard Work Montage: Used when rebuilding Ten's boat.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Luna's hair is a pretty shade of red and Ten clearly has a crush on her, so this trope seems to be in effect.
  • Iconic Item: Luna's red ribbon and Ten's bandanna.
  • Idiot Hero: Ten, though he's not so much an idiot as naive and happy-go-lucky to an unhealthy degree
  • Innocent Fanservice Boy: When Luna seems distressed about walking through a city in her pajamas, Ten gets the bright idea of giving her his clothes, going so far as to immediately start undressing on the spot before Luna stops him.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Whenever General Shar is around, things get a lot more dramatic.
  • Lost Technology: unfortunately messing with it is punishable by death
  • Meaningful Name: Ten can mean "Heaven" and he owns a ship that flies.
  • Memento MacGuffin: Ten's Traveler's Chart, a magical map of the world that's blank until it gets wet, is a legacy of his father.
    • Luna's ribbon, which she usually wears wrapped around her bicep, wrist or forearm when she isn't using it to tie back her hair.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Dagger. Luna in some scenes although hers are more modest.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Luna, after being attacked by Seta is hiding in the back of Gregor's inn to which she says "Oh Gods what have I done?"
  • Ocean Punk: The main setting. Dry land is just a myth.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: Luna and Ten are both orphans
  • Pajama-Clad Hero: Luna in Chapter 3 during a rainstorm, which results in a Sexy Soaked Shirt.
  • The Pollyanna: Ten. Tragically optimistic.
  • Training Montage: Luna learning swordplay from Seta, seen in a flashback.
  • Refusal of the Call: Luna
  • Sadistic Choice: Given to Seta by General Shar: either kill Luna or refuse the order and let someone else do it. It seems he was trying option 3 of taking the mission but letting her escape, which probably won't go well for him...
  • Stripperiffic: Dagger is a highly skilled mercenary who fights barefoot wearing only a bikini top, some kind of skirt or loincloth, and a pair of shin guards that she probably only wears because they have attached sheaths for her two knives and she's got nowhere else to keep them.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Luna isn't singing banned songs, nope no singing here!
  • Underwater Ruins: Luna has explored the "city core" which is underwater and completely off-limits.
  • Wrench Wench: Luna is a shipwright (boat builder), which is this setting's equivalent.

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