A Fantasy Webcomic, created by Jeremy Waller in 2003 (and still running), based on the world of the well-known MMORPG, EverQuest. WTF Comics is a shining example of well-delivered Fantasy Story, with a lot of comedy, fun, action, and drama.The story starts with Annashi, a young druid girl who decides to go on an adventure to find her long lost father with one of her father's old friends, a Grumpy Iksar Warrior, Straha Ironscale. Then, as the number of their friends and enemies gather along the way, and the little 2-man party grows ever larger, the story slowly turns into an Epic Fantasy tale of a group of adventurers, each of them there for different reasons, but fighting together against the forces of the Nebulous Evil Organisation "The Vision".Contains no little amount of CrowningMoments and Badass.The website can be found here: http://www.wtfcomics.com/This series contains examples of:
Cool Shades: Smoke's shades. They can even see the invisible.
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Smoke, starting as a little pocket Monk with seemingly no real battle capabilities besides dodging things, until Nikisha stabs Anna in front of him, making him go "all out" in rage and annihilating an entire bridge of Mooks along with the bridge itself under them, nearly killing her too in the process.
Face-Heel Turn: Kiran starts off simply as the Unlucky Childhood Friend trying to get Anna home. However his complete inability to see her growth alongside his Fantastic Racism against Iksar causes him to refuse to believe Anna wants to continue traveling of her own will, and Straha must be tricking her. This view is furthered by The Vision, who ultimately end up playing on his fear of losing Anna and indoctrinate him. By the Plane of Knowledge arc he's decked out in full Vision gear. Though since Shade showed up he's been Out of Focus.
Fantastic Racism: Wood and High elves are 'good' races. Trolls and Iskar are 'evil' races, (dispite many being rather nice). Obviously they hate each other.
My Greatest Failure: Smoke blames himself for Shade killing the woman he used to love, which is the reason he is so over protective of Anna. Also Maguna to a certain extent, who felt guilty over the death of her husband but has since moved on.
Physical God: Both Smoke and Shade are implied to be this. When using his powers, Smoke has been able to: Alter perceptions of time to teleport instantly, destroy objects nobody is capable of destroying, effortlessly beat scores of Vision soldiers, whom even the GMs couldn't hurt, revive the dead, travel to different dimensions and see the very fabric of time and space. Shade later shows that he's just as capable when he murders an entire train effortlessly, and beats Vernil in seconds. When serious, neither can be touched by anything but each other.
Running Gag: "ACK! GET IT OFF!!! GET IT OFF!!! GET IT OFF!!!" or some variation in regards to one of the main characters being grappeled by one of the gnomish monks. Two examples can be seen here and here.
Tranquil Fury: Straha lapses into this for one strip after seeing Anna wounded. He walks calmly outside, giving a "World of Cardboard" Speech almost to himself, before snapping out of it and becoming enraged again. Short lived, but very intimidating.
Also arguably Anna. For a majority of the series she has been the obviously weakest member of the party, and has been delegated to mostly support. Then during the Secrets of the Kylong arc, she goes toe to toe with Nikisha, a very powerful Rogue who works directly under Haxxor, and manages to push her. Hell she would have won had Shade not interfered at last second. That's some pretty stunning growth from a girl who only an arc ago could barely fight.
Considering she's been seen at times being power leveled by her comrades it's not too much of a surprise she's grown so fast.
Tsundere: Maguna Flamedancer, the living embodiment of this Trope
Smoke: It's always the same... wherever I go, it's the same. People like you have no problem hurting the innocent to get at others... can't just come after who you really want. NO! You try to kill a kid who's only mistake was being a friend! Just leverage! A tool! Just like before, just like her! Well not again!