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Comic Book / Meridian

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Meridian was a comic by CrossGen. It was set in a universe of flying ships and floating islands. The comic follows a noble girl named Sephie and her uncle Ilahn, both of whom receive mysterious Sigils at a reception on Meridian, the island that Sephie's father rules. Each Sigil seems to grant a different set of powers; Sephie focuses on healing and gentle pressure, while Ilahn uses his abilities for destruction and intimidation.

The comic was eventually cancelled with the collapse of CrossGen as a company, and the rights were bought by Disney. So far, there have been no plans to bring the series back.

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  • Fertile Feet: Sephie falls from a flying ship at high altitude and lands in a toxic wasteland, making a human-shaped crater around which plants start to grow.
  • Floating Continent: The wealthy in the world of Meridian live on floating continents to stay away from the polluted (Blighted) ground.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: The dark, brooding uncle's powers of destruction are red. The cheery and friendly girl's powers are yellow/gold.
  • Grey Goo: The ground pollution that causes ground structures to erode and fall apart quite quickly. All surface cities are continually being rebuilt.
  • A Million Is a Statistic: Sephie's uncle sends an entire floating island to the ground, killing nearly everyone on board. Somehow it has less emotional impact then the death of the girl's parents.
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  • Missed the Call: Sephie wasn't intended to be one of The Chosen Many. It was her father... but the power killed him, and it jumped to the next successor: His daughter.
  • Sky Pirates: Where there's flying airships, there's sky pirates.
  • Steampunk: But only if you're wealthy enough to live on a floating island. Also some coalpunk for the super industrial island.


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