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Comic Book / Goddess Mode

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Goddess Mode is a science-fiction comic-book series by Zoe Quinn and Robbie Rodriguez. It is published by Vertigo Comics.

In a near future where all of humanity is connected to a massive AI called Azoth, Cassandra Price is stuck doing menial tech support jobs to eke out a living and maintain life support for her terminally-ill father. One day, she discovers a hidden digital world where super-powered women known as the Tall Poppies battle to obtain the cheat codes for reality, and soon finds herself swept up into this secret war.

  • Anime Hair: While all the Tall Poppies have particularly spectacular hair, Cassandra and Farrah take the cake.
  • Big Brother Is Watching You: Hermeticorp has eyes everywhere in Azoth.
  • Berserk Button: Tatyanna will lash out at those who reference her leaked video.
  • Crapsaccharine World: The real world in Goddess Mode's future is even more polluted and stratified than ours, but with the Azoth AI running everything, most people are constantly distracted.
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  • Determinator: The Tall Poppies are all this, to some extent, after the lives they've led. Discussed in-universe by Tatyanna.
    Tatyanna: "You're not strong because you overcome trauma, you're strong in spite of it."
  • Happily Married: Farrah; she also has a pair of children and they later become Oracles and join her in the fight against Daemons.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Cassandra is an Oracle of Trash. This winds up being the key to the fight against the Daemons.
    • Mary's power may as well be "Heart"; her domain is described as "Super-Empathy", and while it allows her to understand the emotions of anyone in range it also allows her to detect any emoting life-form in range.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: The Tall Poppies are all this, to some extent. They've all been given a poor lot in life and they all endeavor to save the world because the alternative is far too horrible to consider. Tatyanna and Cassandra are both particularly sour.
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  • Magical Girl: All the Tall Poppies. Mashed up with Cyberpunk.
  • Mega-Corp: Hermeticorp controls Azoth, which means they pretty much control everything.
  • Tall Poppy Syndrome: Invoked by Mary; being that Daemons attack potential Oracles and only the survivors become Oracles and wind up fated to fight unending hordes of Daemons, it's why the team of Oracles is called the Tall Poppies.
  • Time Stands Still: An effect of Cassandra manipulating the domain of Trash.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection: Psyche is an AI programmed by Cassandra's father to guide people around Azoth.