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Magic in this webcomic is based off memorization of summoning words and circles as well as human emotion. See, wizards can summon a spirit of emotion to do things like [[https://widdershinscomic.com/wdshn/december-14th-2011 cause trains to run faster by imbuing the tracks with impatience]]. If a wizard messes up thier spell, they create a "buggerup" (the common term) or a "malfom" (the educated term), a spirit who is basically a personfication of an emotion. As the seven deadly sins are emotions, they exist in this universe...



Story eight, "Hangman's Knot", follows a new cast of characters. A young man named Vincent "Knotty" Knott is trying to prove that student wizard Will Sharpe did not commit the crime he is going to be hanged for in the morning. Knott's friend Eliza, who loves getting to the bottom of a good mystery, gets caught up in helping.

Story nine, "Witch Hunt", is in progress as of January 2020 and returns to the main cast of characters from the first seven stories.



* BlessedWithSuck: Jack's magical sight causes severe headaches around wizards and large crowds. He avoids looking at his own reflection [[spoiler:because he has no aura at all himself.]] Finally, he's almost completely color-blind, as auras and spirits are the only things he sees in color. Someone once asked through the FourthWallMailSlot about preferred food, but to him [[http://www.widdershinscomic.com/archive/character-qa-round-2/ most stuff looks...unpalatable.]]

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* BlessedWithSuck: Jack's O'Malley's magical sight causes severe headaches around wizards and large crowds. He avoids looking at his own reflection [[spoiler:because he has no aura at all himself.]] Finally, he's almost completely color-blind, as auras and spirits are the only things he sees in color. Someone once asked through the FourthWallMailSlot about preferred food, but to him [[http://www.widdershinscomic.com/archive/character-qa-round-2/ most stuff looks...unpalatable.]]



* BookDumb: Jack cannot read or write.

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* BookDumb: Jack O'Malley cannot read or write.



* BrokeEpisode: Malik's first story, and the set-up for Wolfe and Jack's first tale as well - treading into PerpetualPoverty for them later on as being early-Victorian Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} does not pay very well.

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* BrokeEpisode: Malik's Sidney's first story, and the set-up for Wolfe and Jack's O'Malley's first tale as well - treading into PerpetualPoverty for them later on as being early-Victorian Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} does not pay very well.



* FourthWallMailSlot: A few pages between stories two and three, four and five, and five and six. The author describes the internet as "comfortingly predictable" after Jack and Wolfe field a question about whether they're a couple, which Wolfe is a touch discomfited by and Jack finds amusing.

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* FourthWallMailSlot: A few pages between stories two and three, four and five, and five and six.all of the stories. The author describes the internet as "comfortingly predictable" after Jack and Wolfe field a question about whether they're a couple, which Wolfe is a touch discomfited by and Jack finds amusing.


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* PickACard: Malik uses it on the street to make money.
* PlainPalate: Mal only eats for sustenance, not enjoyment, as she's colour-blind and food looks bad to her.

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* PickACard: Malik Sidney uses it on the street to make money.
* PlainPalate: Mal O'Malley only eats for sustenance, not enjoyment, as she's he's colour-blind and food looks bad to her.him.

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* PlainPalate: Mal only eats for sustenance, not enjoyment, as she's colour-blind and food looks bad to her.


* ActionGirl: Harry and Nicola would probably (definitely) resent being called "girl," though.

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* ActionGirl: Harry and Nicola would probably (definitely) resent being called "girl," though. Verity could also count, even though she favors gadgets over direct fight.



* BadassBeard: Edmund Barber has a beard worthy of a Civil War general, which some readers have jokingly referred to as "Eddie's beard" and a background character in its own right.

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* BadassBeard: Edmund Barber has a beard worthy of a Civil War general, which some readers (and Florrie in-universe) have jokingly referred to as "Eddie's beard" and a background character in its own right.


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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: the ensemble in charge of weakening the deadlies in the chapter "Curtain Call" - Wolfe (phlegmatic), Verity (sanguine), Ben (choleric), Sidney (melancholic).
** It actually mirrors which ones were most affected by which deadly sins quite well: wrath was able to get to the extrovert ones (Verity and Ben), sloth got the introvert ones (Wolfe and Sidney), envy influenced the emotionally unstable ones (Sidney and Ben) the most, while pride influenced the emotionally stable (read: most sure of themselves) ones the most (Wolfe and Verity). The other three sins (gluttony, greed, lust, all related to the "basic desires" of humans) did not have substantially different effects on the four.


* LesbianCop: Nicola Barber. When Vee recalls dating her, this conversation ensues:
--> '''Ben:''' But she's some sort of police automaton!
--> '''Vee:''' (smiling) Not always.


"''Widdershins'' is an adventure/comedy comic set in 1830s England, with a dash of magic. Itís made up of short stories, some of which will be self contained, others not so much.."

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"''Widdershins'' is an adventure/comedy comic set in 1830s England, with a dash of magic. Itís made up of short stories, some of which will be self contained, self-contained, others not so much.."


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* SplashOfColor: Jack doesn't see color, save for when he's looking at a spirit/aura.

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* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: While working in her shop back to the door, Eliza didn't recognize Vincent (despite hearing his voice) until he corrected her spelling.

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* OrderedApology: When [[spoiler:Dominik Voss]] wants to [[MustMakeAmends join the heroes to fight]] [[spoiler:Envy]], Benjamin Thackerey isn't eager about that. Wolfe asks [[spoiler:Dominik]] what he has to say to Ben, but he mutters that he wasn't even aiming to him. Then Wolfe elbows him in the side, and he tells Ben he is very sorry.


* ClingyMacGuffin: The Mark of Thieves.
** Also turns out to be a LivingMacGuffin, due to the spirit of Greed that dwells within it.

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* ClingyMacGuffin: The Mark of Thieves.
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Thieves. Also turns out to be a LivingMacGuffin, due to the spirit of Greed that dwells within it.



*** Envy displays total contempt for Wolfe's concern about its servant. Later, it doesn't realise that [[spoiler: Dominik]] really has made his HeelFaceTurn and [[spoiler: cares about Wolfe]] until that [[spoiler: causes its downfall]].

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*** Envy displays total contempt for Wolfe's concern about its servant. Later, it doesn't can't realise that [[spoiler: Dominik]] really has made his HeelFaceTurn and [[spoiler: cares about Wolfe]] until that [[spoiler: causes its downfall]].



*** Greed reacts at [[spoiler: Sidney's]] refusing from other people's money and running away with "But... WHY?" He replies, "I'd explain, but I don't think you'd understand!" Greed agrees, "Perhaps I would not."
*** Luxuria describes humans as "utterly ridiculous", "a mass of chaotic emotions". It calls human relationships the worst part of that, claims to knows nothing about love, and sees it only as a weakness for it to exploit. So, it becomes a big surprise for it [[spoiler: to be defeated by the Power of Friendship]].

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*** Greed reacts at [[spoiler: Sidney's]] refusing from other people's money and running away with "But... WHY?" He replies, "I'd explain, but I don't think you'd understand!" Greed agrees, "Perhaps I would not."
*** Luxuria describes humans as "utterly ridiculous", "a mass of chaotic emotions". It calls human relationships the worst part of that, claims to knows know nothing about love, and sees it only as a [[LoveIsAWeakness weakness for it to exploit. So, exploit]]. So it becomes a big surprise for it [[spoiler: to be defeated by the Power of Friendship]].



* HeroesWantRedHeads [[http://www.widdershinscomic.com/wdshn/march-23rd-2012 Wolfe]] has a thing for them, according to Jack.

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* HeroesWantRedHeads HeroesWantRedHeads: [[http://www.widdershinscomic.com/wdshn/march-23rd-2012 Wolfe]] has a thing for them, according to Jack.



* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Wolfe practically ''bleeds'' serenity, to the extent that [[spoiler:Mal and Ben can draw off him to bind and banish the spirit of Wrath, and he doesn't even notice]].
** [[spoiler: About his only flaw is that heís weak to a pretty face]].
* InsistentTerminology: Technically they are called 'Malforms,' but most people call them [[http://www.widdershinscomic.com/wdshn/april-23rd-2012 Buggerups]].
** "Buggerups", because you "buggered up", or more simply, messed up, the spell.

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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Wolfe practically ''bleeds'' serenity, to the extent that [[spoiler:Mal and Ben can draw off him to bind and banish the spirit of Wrath, and he doesn't even notice]].
** [[spoiler:
notice]]. About his only flaw is that heís [[spoiler:heís weak to a pretty face]].
* InsistentTerminology: Technically they are called 'Malforms,' but most people call them [[http://www.widdershinscomic.com/wdshn/april-23rd-2012 Buggerups]].
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Buggerups]]. "Buggerups", because you "buggered up", or more simply, messed up, the spell.



* MeaningfulName: One of the meanings of Malik is "king," which is entirely appropriate considering Sidney is saddled with the Mark.

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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One of the meanings of Malik is "king," which is entirely appropriate considering Sidney is saddled with the Mark.



* PowerIncontinence: Jack can't turn his power off, he gets [[http://www.widdershinscomic.com/wdshn/march-28th-2012 overwhelmed]] in areas with lots of people, has headaches when he looks at wizards, and [[http://www.widdershinscomic.com/wdshn/april-30th-2012 can't even look in a mirror]] in case he sees his own reflected [[spoiler:lack of a spirit]].

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* PowerIncontinence: PowerIncontinence:
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Jack can't turn his power off, he gets [[http://www.widdershinscomic.com/wdshn/march-28th-2012 overwhelmed]] in areas with lots of people, has headaches when he looks at wizards, and [[http://www.widdershinscomic.com/wdshn/april-30th-2012 can't even look in a mirror]] in case he sees his own reflected [[spoiler:lack of a spirit]].



* ShroudedInMyth: Harry is famous enough in the 21st century that Alexa immediately makes the connection when she learns Nora's maiden name is Barber and her sister's name is Harriet.

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* ShroudedInMyth: ShroudedInMyth:
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Harry is famous enough in the 21st century that Alexa immediately makes the connection when she learns Nora's maiden name is Barber and her sister's name is Harriet.


* {{Asexuality}}: Jack is asexual.

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* {{Asexuality}}: Jack O'Malley is asexual.asexual, though it isn't a word he'd know. As Wolfe put it once, "Mal has never been interested in what that particular sin [Lust] has to offer."



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Dominik]] attempts to make Wolfe envious of his success. Wolfe simply congratulates him and wishes him well. Unusually, he ''realizes'' that this trope just happened, and it triggers his HeelRealization.
** Luxuria cannot understand humanity fully, and admits it.

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: EvilCannotComprehendGood:
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[[spoiler: Dominik]] attempts to make Wolfe envious of his success. Wolfe simply congratulates him and wishes him well. Unusually, he ''realizes'' that this trope just happened, and it triggers his HeelRealization.
** The Deadly Sins are naturally prone to this trope:
*** Envy displays total contempt for Wolfe's concern about its servant. Later, it doesn't realise that [[spoiler: Dominik]] really has made his HeelFaceTurn and [[spoiler: cares about Wolfe]] until that [[spoiler: causes its downfall]].
----> '''Envy''': All that concern and caring for a worthless human like this. If I could be sick, I would!
*** Greed reacts at [[spoiler: Sidney's]] refusing from other people's money and running away with "But... WHY?" He replies, "I'd explain, but I don't think you'd understand!" Greed agrees, "Perhaps I would not."
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Luxuria cannot understand humanity fully, describes humans as "utterly ridiculous", "a mass of chaotic emotions". It calls human relationships the worst part of that, claims to knows nothing about love, and admits it.sees it only as a weakness for it to exploit. So, it becomes a big surprise for it [[spoiler: to be defeated by the Power of Friendship]].
----> '''Luxuria''': I don't understand! I don't understand!
----> '''Mal''': Nah... ye couldn't.


* ColorBlindConfusion: O'Malley sees spirits in color, but the rest of the world in shades of grey. So he has no reference point for which words go with which colors, and when they go through a power-swap storyline he has to use descriptions like "it's the same color as that thing" instead of "it's green."



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Dominik]] attempts to make Wolfe envious of his success. Wolfe simply congratulates him and wishes him well. Unusually, He ''realizes'' that this trope just happened, and it triggers his HeelRealization.
** Luxuria cannot understand humanity fully, and adnits it.

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Dominik]] attempts to make Wolfe envious of his success. Wolfe simply congratulates him and wishes him well. Unusually, He he ''realizes'' that this trope just happened, and it triggers his HeelRealization.
** Luxuria cannot understand humanity fully, and adnits admits it.

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* {{Asexuality}}: Jack is asexual.

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* BiTheWay: Henry Barber. He speaks highly of Mr. Luxuria's attractiveness and flirts a bit with Wolfe [[spoiler:as Wolfe is helping carry him to find medical attention, no less]], but found the love of his life in Isabelle, as is quite happily married.

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* GamblingBrawl: Jack O'Malley and Heinrich Wolfe get [[https://www.widdershinscomic.com/wdshn/april-4th-2012/ arrested]] when Jack is accused of cheating in a card game, gets punched, and has Wolfe come to his defense. After the fact, Jack argues that having innate AuraVision that reveals people's emotions shouldn't count as cheating, but the police aren't convinced.

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