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* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:Shakara is the ghostly incarnation of the dead Shakara race sworn to avenge them. The main villain of the comic is Cinnibar Brenneka, an evil Shakara who destroyed his own species.]]

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* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:Shakara is the ghostly incarnation of the dead Shakara race sworn to avenge them. The main villain of the comic is Cinnibar Brenneka, an evil Shakara who destroyed his own species. Really more of an inversion; Brenneka not only preceded his GoodCounterpart, but his own FaceHeelTurn is [[CreateYourOwnHero the reason his counterpart came into being]] in the first place.]]


* TheAtoner: Dr. Lara Procopio has tried to make up for her role in [[SyntheticPlague engineering the disease]] that was used to destroy the Shakara race through humanitarian missions and dedicating the rest of her life to helping the sick and wounded. When Shakara the Avenger comes to execute her, she admits that it's not meant to excuse what she did and chooses to FaceDeathWithDignity. Shakara notably hesitates to finish her off, only doing so at her own request, since she was the only one of his many victims to show remorse for her part in the genocide.

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* TheAtoner: Dr. Lara Procopio has tried to make up for her role in [[SyntheticPlague engineering the disease]] that was used to destroy the Shakara race through humanitarian missions and dedicating the rest of her life to helping the sick and wounded. When Shakara the Avenger comes to execute her, she admits that it's not meant to excuse what she did and chooses to FaceDeathWithDignity. Shakara notably hesitates to finish her off, only doing so at her own request, since she was the only one of his many victims to show remorse for her part in the genocide.genocide, and even then he has a HeroicBSOD over the idea that someone who killed his species could have become so decent in the end.



* LivingShip: The Psico Hierarchy travel around in living ships shaped like floating brains, while Shakara's ship is OrganicTechnology that only becomes obvious when it's extremely damated.

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* LivingShip: The Psico Hierarchy travel around in living ships shaped like floating brains, while Shakara's ship is OrganicTechnology that only becomes obvious when it's extremely damated.damaged.


* GoodIsNotNice: The Shakara Federation were ruthless when enforcing their laws, but said laws were fair, charitable, and aimed towards galactic peace. Shakara the Avenger is an AxCrazy KillerRobot, but his rage is entirely focused on the Hierarchy that murdered his entire species and he is deeply, deeply troubled by how violent he himself can be.



* KnightTemplar: The Shakara Federation ruthlessly enforced their own sense of order and justice on the rest of the universe, becoming a mostly benevolent but still oppressive empire.

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* KnightTemplar: The Shakara Federation ruthlessly enforced their own sense of order and justice on the rest of the universe, becoming a mostly benevolent but still oppressive empire. [[spoiler:Cinnibar ended up going so far he decided he was AboveGoodAndEvil and decided the final solution to all evil everywhere was to [[MultiversalConqueror destroy the multiverse and replace it with one made to his specifications]].]]



* LivingShip: The Psico Hierarchy travel around in living ships shaped like floating brains.

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* LivingShip: The Psico Hierarchy travel around in living ships shaped like floating brains.brains, while Shakara's ship is OrganicTechnology that only becomes obvious when it's extremely damated.



* MultiversalConqueror: Subverted. The Overlord orders the construction of the Infinity Engine, a galaxy-sized device that he claims will allow The Hierarchy to conquer other universes. In fact, he means to use it to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy all of reality]].

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* MultiversalConqueror: Subverted.Subverted and played straight. The Overlord orders the construction of the Infinity Engine, a galaxy-sized device that he claims will allow The Hierarchy to conquer other universes. In fact, he means to use it to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy all of reality]].reality]], so he can [[InTheirOwnImage rule over the once formed from its remnants.]]


* ReincarnateInAnotherWorld: After Shakara defeats the BigBad once and for all in a HeroicSacrifice, in the last panels an alien ship crashes down on a planet in another reality where a yellow Shakara emerges from the ashes.

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* ReincarnateInAnotherWorld: After [[spoiler:After Shakara defeats the BigBad once and for all in a HeroicSacrifice, in the last panels an alien ship crashes down on a planet in another reality where a yellow Shakara emerges from the ashes.]]


* RedOniBlueOni: The title character has full red eyes and is, in fact, a completely red liquid being in a suit of {{powered armour}}; he is also insane, reckless, and driven exclusively by rage and hatred. This stands in stark contrast to Cinnibar Brenneka, hero of the Shakara, who was always very stoic, rational, and driven by a higher calling. He also had blue eyes and body markings.

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* RedOniBlueOni: The title character has full red eyes and is, in fact, a completely red liquid being in a suit of {{powered armour}}; he is also insane, reckless, and driven exclusively by rage and hatred. This stands in stark contrast to Cinnibar Brenneka, hero of the Shakara, who was always very stoic, rational, and driven by a higher calling. He also had blue eyes and body markings. [[spoiler:The final reveal is a different example; Shakara the Avenger is driven by rage and hate over genuine pain and is capable of understanding that he isn't a good person, Cinnibar is sociopathic and can only see his warmonger ideals, believing he is entirely right to destroy his race for not being what he felt they should be.]]

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* AliensAreBastards: The many species that make up the Hierarchy are all violent creatures.

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* YouKilledMyFather: Mother in this case. Eva hunted Shakara because he killed her mother Dr. Lara Procorpio. Shakara defies the HiveMind that controls him to spare her because she is an innocent who had nothing to do with the genocide of the Shakara. Eva ultimately relents when she sees a recording of her mother's confession of her complicity in the genocide. From that point on she becomes Shakara's ally.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Shakara stops Brenneka right when he's about to destroy the universe by infecting him with the Red Death, the very plague Brenneka used to wipe out the Shakarans.]]


* GenocideBackfire: [[spoiler:Cinnibar Brenneka wiped out the Shakara race because he felt they had grown complacent and were no longer avengers. This genocide led to the creation of Shakara, a dedicated avenger. Eva taunts him by pointing out the irony that Brenneka's genocide of the Shakara race created the perfect Shakaran -- only for said Shakaran to be hunting ''him''.]]



* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:Cinnibar Brenneka wiped out the Shakara race because he felt they had grown complacent and were no longer avengers. This genocide led to the creation of Shakara, a dedicated avenger. Eva taunts him by pointing out the irony that Brenneka's genocide of the Shakara race created the perfect Shakaran -- only for said Shakaran to be hunting ''him''.]]

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* MoralityPet: Eva Procorpio ultimately becomes this for Shakara, showing that there's more to him than just killing. [[spoiler:He ensures she survives his suicide attack against the BigBad, telling her to live in peace.]]


* Irony: [[spoiler:Cinnibar Brenneka wiped out the Shakara race because he felt they had grown complacent and were no longer avengers. This genocide led to the creation of Shakara, a dedicated avenger. Eva taunts him by pointing out the irony that Brenneka's genocide of the Shakara race created the perfect Shakaran -- only for said Shakaran to be hunting ''him''.]]

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* Irony: {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:Cinnibar Brenneka wiped out the Shakara race because he felt they had grown complacent and were no longer avengers. This genocide led to the creation of Shakara, a dedicated avenger. Eva taunts him by pointing out the irony that Brenneka's genocide of the Shakara race created the perfect Shakaran -- only for said Shakaran to be hunting ''him''.]]


* TheAtoner: Dr. Lara Procopio has tried to make up for her role in [[SyntheticPlague engineering the disease]] that was used to destroy the Shakara race through humanitarian missions and dedicating the rest of her life to helping the sick and wounded. When Shakara the Avenger comes to execute her, she admits that it's not meant to excuse what she did and chooses to FaceDeathWithDignity.

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* TheAtoner: Dr. Lara Procopio has tried to make up for her role in [[SyntheticPlague engineering the disease]] that was used to destroy the Shakara race through humanitarian missions and dedicating the rest of her life to helping the sick and wounded. When Shakara the Avenger comes to execute her, she admits that it's not meant to excuse what she did and chooses to FaceDeathWithDignity. Shakara notably hesitates to finish her off, only doing so at her own request, since she was the only one of his many victims to show remorse for her part in the genocide.


* TheJuggernaut: Nothing can stop Shakara on his quest for revenge. He wipes out whole crowds and destroys alien ships with startling ease, when he's captured his head simply turns into a toothy maw to eat his interrogator's arm, a psychic alien's attempt to mind probe him causes the entire area to explode with the alien catatonic in the center, and to boot he can't even really be hurt because he's not actually corporeal, being the psychic energy of the dead Shakara encased in what is essentially PoweredArmor.

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* Irony: [[spoiler:Cinnibar Brenneka wiped out the Shakara race because he felt they had grown complacent and were no longer avengers. This genocide led to the creation of Shakara, a dedicated avenger. Eva taunts him by pointing out the irony that Brenneka's genocide of the Shakara race created the perfect Shakaran -- only for said Shakaran to be hunting ''him''.]]
* TheJuggernaut: Nothing can stop Shakara on his quest for revenge. He wipes out whole crowds and destroys alien ships with startling ease, when he's captured his head simply turns into a toothy maw to eat his interrogator's arm, a psychic alien's attempt to mind probe him causes the entire area to explode with the alien catatonic in the center, and to boot he can't even really be hurt because he's not actually corporeal, being the psychic energy of the dead Shakara encased in what is essentially PoweredArmor. The BigBad is also a juggernaut [[spoiler:being the last Shakaran and wearing similar PoweredArmor.]]


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* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler:Cinnibar Brenaka notes that Shakara is essentially everything he ever wanted his race to be, claiming that if they had been more like him he wouldn't have wiped them out. He asks Shakara to serve him. Shakara of course refuses.]]


* HorrifyingHero: Shakara is a menacing KillerRobot with glowing red eyes, chains and spikes all over his body, and weapons for hands. In most other stories, he'd probably be either the villain himself or a robot mook for the hero to defeat, but he's the instrument for revenge against the evil aliens who wiped out his creators.

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* HorrifyingHero: Shakara is a menacing KillerRobot with glowing red eyes, chains and spikes all over his body, and weapons for hands. In most other stories, he'd probably be either the villain himself or a robot mook for the hero to defeat, but he's simply the instrument for of revenge against the evil aliens who wiped out his creators.


* HorrifyingHero: Shakara is a menacing Killbot with glowing red eyes, chains and spikes all over his body, and weapons for hands. In most other stories, he'd probably be either the villain himself or a robot mook for the hero to defeat, but he's the instrument for revenge against the evil aliens who wiped out his creators.

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* HorrifyingHero: Shakara is a menacing Killbot KillerRobot with glowing red eyes, chains and spikes all over his body, and weapons for hands. In most other stories, he'd probably be either the villain himself or a robot mook for the hero to defeat, but he's the instrument for revenge against the evil aliens who wiped out his creators.

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