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1%%²%%²%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Add context to the entries before uncommenting them.²%%²%%²[[quoteright:310:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dark_air_v3_ch15_001_002_c.jpg]]²²Dark Air (다크에어) is a fantasy/adventure {{manhwa}} written by Park Min-seo. It follows the adventures of a young boy mage named Melrose Silvringtinker and his companions, a musician/buffer named Mustain, a swordswoman named Shenandoah and a forest being named Forest Freelander.²²One day, all of the Blue Air in the world disappeared, consumed and replaced by a pillar of Dark Air. It sapped mages worldwide of mana, draining them of their powers. All of them but one man: Vincent Zapa, the hero of Peynia, the "Master Lord." Except he isn't the only mage remaining, for Melrose is also still a mage. Though he won't be much longer, not if Zapa and the many, many teams he's sending after him have any say in it. Meanwhile, Mustain wonders where all of the Blue Air went in the first place...²²----²²!!Tropes associated with Dark Air:²%%* AbsoluteCleavage: Misty Bell and Tarja Turunen.²%%* ActionGirl: Shenandoah and Katie.²* AdvancingBossOfDoom: Sonic Boom in the early chapters, mostly because of [[MasterSwordsman Steve Vai.]]²* AllEncompassingMantle: Shenandoah wears one. Forest wears one when in human settlements.²* AlmostDeadGuy: [[spoiler:Shenandoah after her fight with Steve Vai in 27. She's rescued before she croaks.]]²%%* AmbiguouslyBrown: Shenandoah.²* AmplifierArtifact: Jewels. Melrose is notable in that [[spoiler:he has no need for such things.]]²* AnimalMotifs: Melrose puts one in the mind of a bunny.²%%* AntiMagic: The Dark Air, it seems.²%%* TheArchMage: Vincent Zapa. Possibly Melrose too.²%%* AxCrazy: Thief Master Keikan. Also TheFaceless.²* AnAxeToGrind: Hoivic Hayden. Viveke Stin carries this and [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe a shield.]]²* BadassAdorable: Melrose, when his magic works correctly. Forest also has some elements of this.²%%* BadassBeard: Zapa and Hayden.²%%* BadassCape: Shenandoah.²%%* BadassLongcoat: Mustain.²%%* BadassNormal: Shenandoah and Forest.²* BadassCrew: Everyone in our heroes team is a Grand Master in his/her respective field [[spoiler: even Melrose]]²%%* BarrierWarrior: Buffers.²* {{Berserker}}: Shaenando is supposed to belong to this class but apparently it isn't true. At least not until [[BerserkButton someone kidnaps or hurt Melrose in front of her]]²%%* {{BFS}}: Shenandoah again.²* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:In chapter 28, Shenandoah is rescued from Sonic Boom by a pair of royal assassins sent to find and return her to Feynia.]]²** Later, [[spoiler:Forest aids Shenandoah in fighting off the Thieves' Guild when on his way to retrieve her.]]²%%* BigEater: Shenandoah.²** ThroughHisStomach: Mustain bribes her to join him and Melrose with food [[spoiler:and info on her sister]].²* BigBrotherMentor: Mustain for Melrose, Jack for Shenandoah.²* {{Bishounen}}: Melrose definitely counts, as long at least as he is not crossdressing as a girl²* BoobsOfSteel: Most female melee fighters and there's quite a few.²%%* BreakingTheFourthWall: Occasionally.²* CatFolk: Misty Bell and Forest Freelander, a pair of "Beings of the Forest." We get to see Forest's tribe, all of whose members look like him.²* CheshireCatGrin: Mustain's default expression.²* ChickMagnet: Melrose, when he's dressed as a guy.²** This seems to amaze (and annoy) both Mustain and Forest.²%%* ChildMage: Melrose.²* TheChosenOne: Melrose, of course. [[spoiler:His family is assumed to be descended from an ancient god worshipped by the Blau, Silvringtinker, if not the Blau themselves.]]²* TheComicallySerious: Forest, especially when hanging around Mustain and Melrose. A good example is anytime he shows up in chapter 30.²* ConstantlyCurious: Whenever any of the humans do something unusual, Forest tends to wonder out loud if it's normal for them to do so. Justified, as the scouts sent by the Forest Tribes have the purpose of gathering information about humans.²** IntriguedByHumanity²* CoolBigSis: Shenandoah quickly takes this role for Melrose, [[MamaBear becoming very protective of him when he's in danger.]]²* CoolOldGuy: Mustain, as far as Melrose is concerned, though he's probably not that old. Shenandoah's friend, Jack.²* CoolShades[=/=]SunglassesAtNight: Mustain and Steve Vai.²* CurbStompBattle: The alliance of 11 kingdoms vs the kingdom of Faynia and [[TheArchMage Vincent Jaffar]]. [[spoiler:Faynia wins.]]²** [[spoiler: Or more precisely Jaffar wins. With a [[DeathInAllDirections single spell]].]]²* CuteLittleFangs: Actually, Forest's teeth [[SubvertedTrope aren't particularly cute]] and definitely look like [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/dark_air/v05/c030/38.html they can deal some real damage.]] ²* DarkActionGirl: Viveke Stin of Team Norman and Misty Bell of Sonic Boom.²** Julia Volkova and Pixy Star of Nightwish.²** Mariel, Zappa's disciple and a master of water.²%%* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Shenandoah.²* DeflectorShields: Buffers can do this. It's difficult to do this and offensive buffs at the same time. But Mustain ''CAN.''²* DoNotCallMePaul: [[spoiler:Shenandoah's real name is Rania, 2nd princess of Feynia]].²%%* DoesNotLikeShoes: Forest.²* DudeLooksLikeALady: Melrose. Mustain takes advantage of this and [[WholesomeCrossdresser has him dress like a girl sometimes]] to throw off their enemies. [[TheNoseKnows Forest beings aren't fooled though.]]²* ElegantClassicalMusician: Vanessa Mae of Nightwish (violin) and Choryun of Musa (flute). ²* ElementalPowers: So far, Melrose can cast [[PlayingWithFire Fireball,]] [[MakingASplash Aquaball,]] [[BlowYouAway Windy]] and [[GreenThumb Plantae.]]²* EyeScream: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin One-Eyed Jack.]] [[spoiler:Tore it out to leave the Feinian Thief Guild and be with Katie.]] ²* FlashStep: Holy crap, Forest is fast.²** He occasionally does it to intimidate people as seen [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/dark_air/v05/c030/51.html here.]]²* ForScience: The arch-priest of Feinia proposes dissecting Melrose to figure out why he can still cast spells. [[MamaBear Shenandoah proposes stabbing the arch-priest.]]²** A surprising amount of people want to do this to Melrose.²* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melrose is Sanguine, Mustain is Choleric, Shenandoah is Melancholic and Forest is Phlegmatic.²** PowerTrio: Melrose is TheMcCoy, Mustain is TheKirk and Forest is TheSpock [[spoiler:while Shenandoah is MIA]].²* FriendToAllLivingThings: Melrose, since it's said that while Forest Beings are curious of humans, they still tend to avoid them.²* FriendlyEnemy: Jack and Katie are also after Melrose.²** Team Sonic Boom as well, being a trio of AffablyEvil {{Punch Clock Villain}}s. ²%%* GenkiGirl: Shenandoah's friend, Emika.²%%* GiantHandsOfDoom: Made of water, courtesy of Melrose.²* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Implied of the Queen of Feinia. She is a huge jerkass at least.²%%* GoodScarsEvilScars: Jack's eye.²* HandicappedBadass: The appropriately named [[EyeScream "One-Eyed Jack."]]²* HandsomeLech: Mustain. Enough that most people are shocked that Melrose and Shenandoah are still hanging around with him. ²%%* HotWitch: Tarja Turunen.²* InTheHood: Forest, being a catboy, usually wears a hood when out around humans.²* InnocentBystander: The poor city people in chapter 45 [[spoiler:drowned by the BlackMagicianGirl Mariel]]. ²* IWillOnlySlowYouDown: [[spoiler:Shenandoah signals to Mustain that if she's defeated by Vai, he is to flee with Melrose, Forest is to cover their escape and she is to be left behind. Melrose disagrees and tries to attack Vai so she can escape as well. The gambit fails but Vai acquiesces to Shenandoah's original plan, allowing the three men to escape and [[WorthyOpponent possibly sacrificing his chance to fight her when she's stronger.]]]]²%%* KidHero: Melrose.²* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:The fate of Melrose's parents.]]²%%* KnifeNut: Katie.²%%* LadyOfWar: Shenandoah.²%%* LightningBruiser: Shenandoah and Forest.²%%* LittleMissBadass: Pixy Star.²%%* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Mustain.²* MadeOfIron: Most characters, but Forest especially. When he steps on one of Pixy's traps, she warns him that raising his foot would blow it away. He does so anyways, because "his legs are sturdy." She's obviously unnerved by that.²* TheMagicGoesAway: And the plot is to figure out where it went.²%%* MagicMusic: Buffers in general.²* MagneticHero: Melrose. Mustain finds him one day and decides to take care of him and Shenandoah and Forest both decide to hang around for his sake.²%%* MaleGaze: Lots of it.²* MamaBear: Look at Melrose wrong and Shenandoah will hurt you.²** Considering some of her reactions (like stuttering) to him getting close and the fact that she took the job of being his guardian the instant she saw him as a male while earlier she wasn't even interested in listening to the offer it is quite likely that her feelings for him, while strong, aren't exactly those of a mother protecting her child.²* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Shenandoah and Melrose, especially when Melrose dolls up.²* MasterSwordsman: Steven Siro Vai. He ''schools'' [[LadyOfWar Shenandoah.]]²%%* TheMedic: Emika.²%%** WhiteMagicianGirl²* MomentKiller: Shenandoah and Melrose have a heartfelt reunion hug… then Melrose checks her for wounds and scars, [[AccidentalPervert of which are under her boobs.]] Even [[TheComicallySerious Forest]] is surprised. ²* MoreThanMindControl: Tarja's specialty besides chemistry.²%%* MrExposition: Mustain.²* MrFanservice: Mustain is quite good-looking under those sunglasses. Vai as well.²* MsFanservice: Women don't like loose clothes in this world, do they?²* NiceHat: Hoivic wears a helmet that would make a Viking proud. Jack's hat usually [[EyepatchOfPower covers his scarred over eye.]]²** Pixy wears a witch's hat.²* {{Ninja}}: Forest is technically a scout but when not using his bow and arrows, his methods quite resemble a ninja.²* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Shenandoah against Steve Vai. She loses. [[spoiler:And [[AlmostDeadGuy nearly dies.]]]]²* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: [[TheHeart Melrose]] is a strong advocate of this. His teammates who realize that doing so may endanger Melrose, [[ShootTheDog not so much.]]²* OhCrap: The TrueCompanions have this when Team Sonic Boom catches up with them.²* OneManArmy: Jack takes down several members of the Thief Guild with minimal help from Katie [[spoiler:and Forest]]. ²* OurGiantsAreBigger: Slaughters, [[ImAHumanitarian who do pretty much what one thinks they do.]]²* PantheraAwesome: Forest is a leopard type of forest being called 'Baobab.'²* PoisonIsEvil: Keikan and Nicki Lee of the Thief Guild both use poison.²%%* PowerFloats: Melrose.²%%* PunchClockVillain: Most of the bad guys.²* ReallyGetsAround: Mustain is implied to be this [[spoiler: and if chapter 24 is anything to judge by then this reputation is spot on.]]²* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:Vincent Jaffa, the last of a long line of mages called the Lau.]]²* RebelliousPrincess: The second princess of Faynia. [[spoiler:A.K.A Shenandoah.]]²** TomboyPrincess²* RedBaron: 'Sword Master' Shenandoah. Mustain probably has one too.²** At some point the TrueCompanions picked up the name "Blue Nova."²* RhinoRampage: Team Choppers' Rider has a Rhino as a mount. Tricked out like a Harley. [[ShapedLikeItself Named Harley.]]²* RuleOfCool: Why does Team Chopper have a Rhino for a mount? Why does Mustain act and play like a rock musician in a HighFantasy setting? Because it's cool!²%%* ScarfOfAsskicking: Forest Freelander.²* ScarilyCompetentTracker: The rangers' job. Forest beings are well known for being good at this.²* ScrewThisImOuttaHere!: The second princess of Faynia didn't want to be queen and took off like a thief in the night before the coronation.²* ShipperOnDeck: Emika for Melrose/Shenandoah.²* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler: Shenandoah is left behind after the fight with Sonic Boom so that Mustain and Forest can save Melrose. This was ''her'' [[HeroicSacrifice decision]] though.]]²** [[spoiler:Forest]] admits that [[spoiler:he and Emika]] have no other choice besides this in 45.²* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Feynia, Faynia, Fania, Shenandoah, Shaenando, Mustaine, Mustain...²* SquishyWizard: When it does work, Melrose's magic tends to leave him very tired and he's rarely aware of how long it will leave him knocked out.²* StatusBuff: Mustain's main job on the team. He's strong enough to be a grandmaster.²* TheMagicComesBack: [[spoiler:Zappa uses the power of the Lau bloodline combined with an array of Blue Gate and Blue Road crystals to end the three-year Age of Dark Air. There's a catch, however - something that both Master Vidditch and Melrose can sense via 'something' in the Blue Air now present in the world again.]]²* TheStoic: Forest. Mustain is of the PerpetualSmiler variety of Stoic. ²%%* TheStrategist: Mustaine.²* {{Stripperiffic}}: Nearly every lady. You reading the series? Good, count 'em on your own time.²* SuperPowerMeltdown: [[spoiler: This is how Zappa plans to create the '''true''' Age of Dark Air; by forcibly infusing every Magician on the planet with such an immense amount of Blue Air released from his Blue Gate: Triangle Release that they essentially ''VIOLENTLY HEMORRHAGE'' to death from all orifices due to being unable to contain that much inside their body. This includes such casualties as Master Vidditch, Melody Barnes, and even the two murderous Magicians from Chapter 1.]]²* SupportingLeader: Melrose is the protagonist but Mustain leads the team and decides their next move.²* TallDarkAndHandsome: Mustaine. Also Vai when he's not wearing his sunglasses.²* ThemeNaming: The BigBad is named after Frank Vincent Zappa, the leader of the main characters is named after [[Music/{{Megadeth}} Dave Mustaine]] and the local cat boy is named after a Range Rover.²* TooMuchInformation: though not voiced it was pretty much Shaenando reaction to Melrose telling her that [[WholesomeCrossdresser while wearing a dress]] he can pee without anyone noticing, the fact that she most likely has a crush on him made this revelation [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments so much more difficult on her]].²* TrueCompanions: Melrose names the other three as his in chapter 19. Shenandoah calls him [[ThePollyanna "baselessly optimistic."]]²* WholesomeCrossdresser: Melrose from time to time.²** More like half the time. [[spoiler: and it seems that he mastered this art so far that even the forest beings can no longer sniff out that he is a cross-dressing guy and not a girl.]]²* WorthyOpponent: Viveke finds Shenandoah to be this, enough to be annoyed when her teammate tries to taunt her.²** Steve Vai and Shenandoah, Misty Bell and Forest.²* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:Melrose wants to take out Zappa for killing his parents, specifically burning them alive.]]

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