YMMV / Slightly Damned


  • Abandon Shipping: Rhea and Iratu used to be a very popular ship, due to the comic having a Minimalist Cast initially. However, with the reveal that Iratu is already in a relationship with Azurai, paired with Iratu's many Kick the Dog moments, fans quickly began to abandon this ship.
  • Accidental Innuendo: Kieri innocently does one here. Buwaro doesn't get it (supposedly), but apparently Rhea does.
    • By Buwaro, here, as well as in similar situations; he simply does not recognize the Double Entendre.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Is Buwaro's ditziness caused by damage sustained to his egg, by being bashed in the head with a rock repeatedly, or by being isolated for so long with no stimulation or education? Or is it just his personality?
    • Is Kinako covering her face in shame due to the accusatory glares of the the other angels. Or in despair after hearing that Lakritz (who is essentially her husband at that point) is probably dead at that time.
  • Angst? What Angst?: The middle head of Cerberus takes being a disembodied skull surprisingly well and even enjoys the company of Darius, who was responsible for his decapitation at the hands of Death.
  • Cry for the Devil: The last page of an epic Tear Jerker. Even after it all, it hurts.
    • Arguably inverted with Sakido, who in a flashback was shown leaving Buwaro to die, but earlier in the comic (later chronologically) died saving Buwaro and Rhea.
    • Very fitting: at the end of Darius's diary, Sakido wrote that if she was dead, she deserved it for how she treated Buwaro.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Thadius gets an amazing amount of attention and fanart, despite being a pet rock with absolutely zero lines.
    • This has died down for the most part, as Thadius gets very little time on-panel these days.
    • Lazuli is a fairly popular character in some parts of the fandom, as well as everyone under Iratu's command.
    • One wind demon in particular (given the placeholder name Birdeaux) has started to gather fan attention.
    • Sakido is practically the face of this trope for Slightly Damned (at least for the demons), especially since she was made specifically to be Killed Off for Real.
    • Azurai has recently started to gain more popularity from fans after spending more time in the comic and showing some redeeming traits.
  • Growing the Beard: The art, execution and effects have greatly increased since the comic started, especially the storytelling, just compare Rhea's dialogue in the first chapter to the more recent ones.
    • Also the scene where Lazuli destroys Thadius, injures and incapacitates Rhea, nearly kills Buwaro twice, and almost succeeds in killing Kieri.
  • Ho Yay: Rhea wants to avert this, but she doesn't quite manage.
  • It Was His Sled: Sakido's death, as well as that Darius raised Buwaro, Sakido, and Iratu after their respective parents were killed off.
  • One True Threesome: A fairly popular resolution for the fandom. They have already slept together...
  • Misaimed Fandom: A lot of fans root for the demons a little too much (especially members of the Furry Fandom.)
  • Moe: Little Sakido is precious. Little Iratu, too.
  • Moral Event Horizon: It becomes clear just how far gone Denevol is when he attacks first Kieri, then Cliff, just for protecting their friend.
  • Nightmare Retardant: Buwaro's latest berserker appearance is significantly less menacing that his first version or even his 'newborn' berserker form
    • However given Buwaro isn't a mindless killer this time around, it's likely intentional.
  • Squick: The reaction to learning about the source of Iratu's booze. As well it should be.
  • Tear Jerker: Now with its own page.
  • The Woobie: Buwaro; Kieri, though she suffers less as the story goes on. It is later revealed that she was abused in Heaven.
    • Iron Woobie: Buwaro sure can take a beating. And still be smiling not long after. Kieri's no slouch either, with added asskicking.


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