A webcomic where All Myths Are True. Wonderfully integrates magic, science, and religion in a modern setting. Tells the story of two sisters with recently discovered magical powers heading to New Orleans to learn about their origins. Gail is an athletic, katana-wielding Action Girl. Sharon is a lightning shooting former paraplegic.Pits the magical Knight Templar organization Vigil against the machinations of the witch and Magnificent Bastard Bella Brouchard, with the two sisters caught in between. Trying to save them and avert calamity are detective and magician Saxony Canterbury and his half-Kitsune partner Hayaka.An Orphaned Series as of September 21, 2009, as artist Grayson Towler has decided to concentrate on his professional works... but it's back as of January 2014!
This comic provides examples of:
This comic provides examples of:
- All Myths Are True: So far we've had demons from India, biblical characters, Lovecraftian monstrosities, and more...often in the same person.
- Subverted, however, in that they're not quite the versions we know of. For example, Ragnarok already happened (this we learn from a six-foot-tall dwarf), and the Scripture is said to be less than accurate.
- Angel Unaware: Aaron Curmen.
- Anti-Villain: Pretty much every villain seen so far has some redeeming features to them- it's just a matter of what their actions say.
- Artifact of Doom: Bella's harp. It's not as bad as other examples of this trope, but will still cause massive catastrophe as a by-product of its intended purpose- bringing the two worlds back together.
- Badass Normal: Grandma Stella Wincott, dad Aaron Curmen. Eventually subverted for both- Stella becomes an Empowered Badass Normal, while Aaron was never normal to begin with.
- Badass Boast: Gail gives a particularly chilling one on this page.
Sharon: You want me... to hit God with a hammer? Man, I've wanted to do that my whole life.
- A spoilery example, but Sharon gives a more flippant, but no less badass one at the end of this page.
- Badass Preacher: Gail, sort of. Not really a preacher, but when she starts praying out loud, epic things are about to go down.
- Barehanded Blade Block. Justified: performed on a practice sword by an extraordinarily competent and superhuman fighter.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Gail. A good, kind Christian girl... who will absolutely end you if you do anything to hurt Sharon. Even if it's her own grandmother.
- Bi the Way: Sharon
- Biblical Bad Guy: Bella's henchman Jude, formerly known as Judas Iscariot.
- Technically the Curmen sisters' grandfather as well, as one of his names is Lucifer. Subverted as he's not actually a bad guy.
- Chekhov's Gun: The baseball Gail hits out of the park and Saxony later picks up. Used to steal Hayaka's white sphere back from the Perivigilum.
- Cool Gate
- Empowered Badass Normal: Stella Wincott becoming the vessel for the Archangel Michael.
- End of an Age: Ragnarok. Technically The End of the World as We Know It, but the world itself kept on spinning afterward... with some changes, of course.
- Figure It Out Yourself: The Shackled Man (Justified since his ability to predict the future is inversely proportional to how much he involves himself)
- ForeshadowingLily Curmen: Just be careful! My mother's apt to start running the place if you don't watch out!
Saxony: (Regarding Brouchard) Tomorrow, she may wish she didn't have a head.
- Aaron Curmen talking about how magical types can forget their magical nature and become ordinary humans like him.
- Forgot the Call: Is a hazard for people with magic, called 'disappearing'.
- Aaron Curmen is the most extreme example. This is also our introduction to Psyche.
- God Is Evil: Played with. Unreliable Narrator is in full effect on both sides of the argument, but no one can argue that splitting the world in two at Ragnarok was probably not the nicest thing to do.
- Good Is Not Soft: Saxony. Just about everyone else in the comic would probably describe themselves this way, but YMMV.
- Gotta Catch 'Em All: To use the Harp without causing The End of the World as We Know It (again), Saxony and the gang must find all the Anchors that Bella used to make it.
- Holier Than Thou: The comic covers almost the whole spectrum of religious attitudes, and none of them turn out to be evil (flawed, yes, but not out-right evil, Grandma's actions notwithstanding, and the jury is still out on the God-hating Bella Brouchard.)
- Hollywood Atheist: Notably averted by Sharon.
- Impossible Thief: With Saxony it really is magic!
- Incendiary Exponent: A variation, instead of being on fire Sharon does things while crackling with electricity after being struck by lightning!
- Invisible to Adults: Children are not susceptible to "snow blindness" regardless of whenever or not they have magical aptitudes, thus requiring magical types to be careful around them. It is also the reason adults tend to ignore children.
- Large Ham: Aaron Curmen. He even lets out an Evil Laugh at one point.
- Lightning Can Do Anything: Sharon Curmen.
- Living Lie Detector: Gail Curmen.
- Magicians Are Wizards: Saxony Canterbury.
- Meaningful Background Event: A steady glance at panel 2 of this page will reveal a faint blue glow around Aaron's eyes.
- Missing Floor
- Nay-Theist: Bella Brouchard. Sharon, too, after a while.
- Never Mess with Granny: The girls' grandmother, Stella "tough-as-an-iron-battleship" Wincott. This trope is even more so in effect when Stella becomes the vessel for Michael.
- No Such Thing as Wizard Jesus: Averted; Gail, a devout Christian, raises the possibility here. Given that other entities from Christian stories (namely Lucifer, archangels, and Judas Iscariot) have been presented as magical beings in-universe, Wizard Jesus seems likely.
- Off with His Head!: Saxony to Bella Brouchard. A rather twisted example, as Bella is still very much alive afterward.
- Our Vampires Are Different
- Ribcage Ridge: Sharon finds Jormungandr's corpse in the other world.
- Satan Is Good: While Yahweh being evil is unconfirmed, Lucifer (aka Prometheus) has been nothing but decent thus far.
- Shock and Awe: After getting hit by lightning, Sharon acquires the ability to absorb electricity and turn it into super strength and zap people like an electric eel.
- Shout-Out: Sharon likes to tell stories. Subversive ones, usually.
- Smug Snake: Grant Grogan, at least at first.
- The Magic Goes Away: Downplayed. As many characters will tell you, magic is not exactly common since Ragnarok, but there's still magic about if you're willing to look for it.
- The Magic Comes Back: Bella Brouchard's true goal.
- Took a Level in Badass: Sharon was badass enough as it was. Then she got her hands on Mjolnir.
- Verbal Tic: Saxony's tendency to rhyme at the end of his sentences.
- Weirdness Censor: Muggles can see and interact with magical events, but tend to overlook them, take them for mundane, and/or suppress the memory.