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Right Hand of God by The Real Evan SG is an original Urban Fantasy Web Serial Novel taking place on a supernatural Earth.

Ghosts, demons, and all things that go bump in the night crawl the Earth. Rarely, some people are born with the ability to see the supernatural no matter what form it takes to conceal itself, including invisibility. Even more rarely, some people are also born with the ability to exorcise any supernatural entity. This ability always manifests in the right hand and arm, and so in some circles it has come to be called the Right Hand of God. Jacob Davidson, a black seventeen-year-old living in Normal, Ohio, has been secretly fighting and exorcising ghosts all his life using this power. One night, however, a seemingly average job takes an unexpected turn when Jacob meets the sarcastic, suave, and ironically named Agent Mann, a revenant who hunts other supernatural creatures, and has his first encounter with the denizens of Hell itself. Now Jacob and Agent Mann must team up to stop all Hell from literally raising. But with the mysterious power known as the Left Hand of Lucifer also rising in Normal, Ohio, do they have any chance of success?


It can be found on fictionpress, Wattpad, Royal Road, Spacebattles, and last but not least, Sufficient Velocity.

Tropes contained in Right Hand of God:

  • Aerith and Bob: What are the Slydrinothgmnackians' names? Zolswargz, Rakksolstnmy, Bdesnjolsgax, Strestanmebbes, Fthzynmitas, Yttobobsie, Genysmobbzots, and Fred.
  • Back from the Dead: Jacob Davidson dies in chapter two, only for his soul to return to his body, making him a revenant.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Jacob Davidson is black and dies in the second chapter. Lampshaded in that he comes back as a revenant in the same chapter, however.
  • Big "NO!": We get one from Agent Mann after Jacob sacrifices himself to save him in chapter 2.
  • Big Red Devil: The demon Jacob and Agent Mann encounter in chapter 2 is described as being huge and blood red.
  • Came Back Strong: When Jacob returns from the dead as a revenant, he has increased strength and speed, as well as a faster healing factor.
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  • Dem Bones: Agent Mann is a skeleton revenant who wears a top hat and a dark suit.
  • Fan Boy: Adam and Xavier are huge fanboys of The X-Files.
  • FBI Agent: Agent Mann is an agent of the FBI's Supernatural Relations department, a department dedicated to all things supernatural.
  • Genre Savvy: Jacob loves all sorts of supernatural fiction, shown to have copies of many different books, shows, and movies in his bedroom. Narration from him also sometimes mentions clichés found in the supernatural genre.
  • Ghostly Chill: Ghosts' presences result in the temperature of the room dropping the closer one gets to the ghost.
  • Glamour: Agent Mann uses a glamour to hide his true form from the general public, although people wielding the Right Hand of God and other people with clear sight can still see him. He says that his fake image is handsome and kindly.
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  • Go Mad from the Revelation: When most revenants first become revenants, it appears that if they lose control of themselves thanks to the shock and horror of being undead, they will go mad and become eternally vengeful. The only way to not do so is by coming to terms with the situation.
  • Haunted House: McArthur Mansion, where Jacob encounters the ghost of the late George McArthur, as well as his first demon.
  • I Come in Peace: Xavier quotes this upon the group meeting the Slydrinothgmnackians for the first time.
    Xavier: We do not wish you harm! We come in peace!
    Adam: Xav, are you fucking kidding me!? They have guns pointed between our eyes and that's what you say?
  • Ironic Name:
    • The city of Normal has a whole bunch of supernatural stuff happening in it. Not exactly the most normal town after all.
    • Agent Mann is not a human, but a skeleton revenant.
  • I See Dead People: Jacob can see ghosts even when they are trying to be invisible.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Agent Mann taunts the chapters 2/3 demon constantly in order to anger it so much that it would start making mistakes.
  • Jaw Drop: Upon the Slydrinothgmnackians turning out to be friendly and returning Xavier's peace sign, Jacob's jaw hits the floor.
  • Law of Alien Names: Pretty much all the Slydrinothgmnackian's names (including the name of the alien race itself) are pretty much letters thrown together to look alien. Well, except Fred's.
  • Taking the Bullet: When the chapters 2/3 demon goes to use his trident to stab Agent Mann, who is busy blocking its punch from connecting with Jacob, Jacob leaps in front of it and takes the hit instead. Agent Mann is saved, but in return, Jacob dies.
  • Teleportation: By tapping into the power of their souls, revenants can teleport to anywhere they can see that isn't blocked by a wall. This requires intense training to do, however, and apparently even the best take years to fully learn it.
  • Teleport Spam: Agent Mann has full control over his teleportation powers and constantly utilizes them in battle, allowing him to go toe-to-toe with powerful demons.
  • That Was Not a Dream: In chapter 3, after waking up in his home and in his own bed with his injuries from the previous night healed, Jacob thinks the events from chapters 1 and 2 were all just a dream... only to find Agent Mann in his closet and realize that he had, in fact, died and become a revenant.
  • The Nothing After Death: Jacob does not believe in God based on not being able to comprehend why He would allow all the bad shit that happens in the world to continue to happen. Ironically, he still seems to believe in some sort of afterlife.
  • Odd Name Out: The name Fred definitely does not fit in with the nonsensical names of the other aliens.
  • Old, Dark House: McArthur Mansion is hundreds of years old and decrepit, as well as very dark.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Ghosts in the series are shown to be periwinkle in color, and ectoplasm is actually the blood of all supernatural creatures (including ghosts). Ghosts also usually cannot leave a certain radius from the spot of their death, which varies depending on the ghost.
  • Poltergeist: The ghost of George McArthur that appears in chapter one is this.
    • Jacob also claims to have once broken his arm and leg during a job concerning a poltergeist several years ago.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: The demon in the first few chapters wields a blood red trident.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!:
    Chapter 2/3 Demon: What are you, a skeleton or a clown!?
    Agent Mann: A skeleton of of a clown, if you must know. Although that doesn't sum it up quite well. I! Am! A! Revenant!
  • Running Gag:
    • People deadpanning while telling Adam to shut up after he says something stupid.
    • Jacob pointing out story clichés when they happen.
  • Skeletons in the Coat Closet: Agent Mann, a revenant who is also a skeleton, appears in Jacob's closet in the third chapter for the laughs.
  • Supernatural Fiction: Very strong supernatural elements are included in this story. Many creatures such as ghosts, demons, vampires, and revenants have already made appearances.
  • Supernatural Soap Opera: Being a story largely about Jacob's relationships with his friends, family, and Agent Mann, this story also takes place in a world crawling with all sorts of supernatural phenomena. Even Jacob himself ends up becoming a revenant, kickstarting the series' major plot.
  • Urban Fantasy: It takes place in the fictional city of Normal, Ohio, a town sitting between two rivers. Most of the chapters take place in or around Normal.
  • Who You Gonna Call?: Prior to becoming Agent Mann's assistant, Jacob busted ghosts that made Normal their turf.
  • You Bastard!: Agent Mann roars this after Jacob dies at the first demon's hands.

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