is a webcomic. created by Michael "Mookie" Terracciano
and Garth Graham
which places a Super Hero
in a Space Opera
setting. Though the series is still young, those familiar with the author's previous works will recognize Mookie's style in the writing and design, and Garth's touch in the art.
Danica Maris, a lab assistant on a research Space Station
spots an otherwise unremarkable star that turns out to be a remnant of the cosmic force of Star Powered Sentinels
, turning her into a cosmic Super Hero
. However, the awakening of the last Star Power attracts the attention of the ancient enemies of the Sentinels...
This webcomic includes following tropes:
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: Pretty much the only strategy in the Countess's arsenal. Not because she lacks competence or imagination, but because she considers anything less to be cowardice.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: The Countess has Danica at her mercy but opts to rant exposition at her instead of just killing her.
- The Cavalry: when Danica is about to be killed by the Countess, Mitch calls forth several Star Powered Sentinels. Double Subversion: it turns out the cavalry were holographic projections, but it buys a few seconds for the Galactic defence forces to arrive.
- The Chosen Many: The Star Powered Sentinels, before the Countess wiped them out.
- Defector from Decadence: The Star Powered Sentinels in general, the Star Powered Sentinel Scintillian on the countesses' viewscreen specifically.
- Does Not Like Shoes: A number of characters go barefoot, most prominently Danica in her Star Powered Sentinel uniform, as well as the Chief of Security, the Countess, and various aliens aboard Space Sanctuary Six. Danica's case may be a quirk of the uniform; it's possible all of the Star Powered Sentinels lacked foot coverings, or the Star Power may not have given her any because she was barefoot when she was empowered. The other cases are justified due to alien physiology and cultural mores.
- Enigmatic Empowering Entity: Mitch, the Star Power... thing.
- The Federation: The Millennium Federation.
- Faster-Than-Light Travel: Danica unlocks this feature of the Star Power to go meet with the Void Archon.
- Future Spandex
- Game-Breaking Injury: In late February 2014, Garth broke his collarbone so badly that he needed surgery, as well as a metal plate implanted into him.
- Genocide from the Inside: The Countess did this to her species, for their "cowardice" in trying to avoid extinction against an enemy they couldn't conquer.
- The Good Captain: The Chief of Security.
- The Greys: The Graidani seem loosely based on this concept, and the Graidan who enslaved them before liberation by the Millennium Federation are probably the taller "leaders" featured in some accounts.
- Hero's First Rescue
- Humanoid Aliens: All aliens shown have a rougly human bodyplan. This is stated to be a deliberate choice of the artist, because people can identify more with them.
- Honor Before Reason: At the end of the Eighth Wormhole, when the Scintillian fleet was on the verge of total destruction, the Countess tried to order a counterattack against the Imperial fleet with nothing more than civilian vessels and hatchery ships. She literally considers the extinction of her species to be preferable to retreat from battle. When the fleet carried out said retreat against her wishes, she even went so far as to bring about her species' extinction herself. She also considers the fact that the Scintillians' ancestral enemies, the Star Powered Sentinels, actually saved them from annihilation at the guns of the Imperial fleet to be an unforgivable insult on the part of the Sentinels.
- Humans Are Warriors: Humans have a reputation in the Millennium Federation as violent barbarians because they were fighting a generations-long war amongst themselves when First Contact was made. In fact, the announcement of Galactic Defense Diplomacy ships incoming only intensified the fighting. However, their presence also sparked a rebellion against both warring governments in the name of peace, United Earth, which slowly unified humanity with aid from the Federation. Still, humans are rather prominent in both Galactic Defense and the criminal underworld.
- Just Between You and Me: The Countess further cements her status as an insane megalomaniac by ranting about her people's history with the Star Powered Sentinels, despite having her in her custody for God knows how long instead of just killing her and being done with it.
- Last of His Kind: Danica is the last of the Star-Powered Sentinels. The Countess is the last of the Scintillians, as the result of her own actions.
- Lean and Mean: the Countess
- Legacy Character: of the Star-Powered Sentinels
- Monochromatic Eyes: when Danica uses the power her eyes become white
- The Nicknamer: Danica has a habit of giving names to everything.
- No True Scotsman: The Countess feels that no true Scintillian should ever retreat, offer or accept surrender, or otherwise allow themselves to be defeated in combat without dying in the process. She is very disappointed in her species for fleeing back to Timeless Space following the defeat of the Eighth Wormhole. And by "very disappointed," I mean "killed literally every other member of her species as punishment for their cowardice."
- Pardon My Klingon: "Zuck" is apparently a common swearword in this universe.
- Precursors: The Galactic civilization that created the Sentinels. Whose empire dwarfed the Millenium Federation.
- Portal Network: How the Millenium Fedaration gets around.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Doctor and Chief. While they clash heads over how to deal with Danica's situation, they both want foremost to keep her safe.
- The Reveal: The Scintillians created the Star Powered Sentinels to be their enforcers, only for the Sentinels to betray them.
- Self Made Last of her Kind: The Countess killed first her mother, then the rest of her species for retreating from certain extinction.
- Star Power
- Super Villain: the 9th Wormhole
- The Svengali: Mitch, to some extent. It's clearly withholding information from Danica regarding the history and abilities of the Star Powered Sentinels, though to what end is not currently clear.
- Talk to the Fist: Danica just can't seem to stop punching Void Angels in the middle of their sentences, from lowly troopers to the Void Archangel himself.
- Time Dilation: Danica ask Mitch if her FTL causes this. He answers that they figured out that problem a long time ago.The Scintillians call it timeless space and use it as a last method of escape
- We Can Rule Together: The Void Angels want Danica to join them.
- We Have Reserves: The Void Archangel believes in this trope. The Countess, however, warns him not to waste troops so carelessly. Which is quite the case of the pot calling the kettle black, as the Countess literally murdered her entire species for daring to retreat in the face of imminent annihilation.