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Manga / Helios Eclipse

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Know these words, and heed them.
For when the sun rises,
when the light of hope shines brightest,
So shall the shadows cast grow deeper and darker.

When joy and despair arise entwined
Shall there ne'er be a greater portent of disaster.

When the elements fall out of order
The sun's light shall die.

But though you walk in darkness,
Know that with our hands
Ever firmly clasp'd together
We shall not lose our way.

So shall the search for future's light begin.

Helios Eclipse is a fantasy manga written and drawn by Malaysian artist Kaoru Yee-Teng Liew.

This manga has examples of:

  • Accidental Misnaming:
    • Mineko is constantly labelled the "Phoenix Girl" by the bad guys.
    • Helios is annoyed with Eddy calling him "Heeks".
  • A Day in the Limelight: The non-canon Easter Egg comic in Helios Eclipse Prologue. It happens when the guardians get dumplings from the human world. There were only 3 dumplings left but there were 4 to feed. So Spade suggests that the guardian who served his/her master the most gets the dumplings. Club doesn't get the dumplings because he just eats and plays everyday.
  • An Aesop: When Nurse Rina tells Luna about a student who committed suicide after being bullied relentlessly for being "ugly", the bottom of the page has this disclaimer.
    Kaoru: Remember kids, suicide is a mortal sin in all religions. There are better ways to resolve your problems!
  • Author Appeal: Lampshaded in Parts 1 and 2 in "Once More From The Top" and "The Gathering".
  • Big Damn Heroes: Many moments.
    • Luna, Spade and Club when Mineko is controlled by Miraa.
    • Helios, Eddy, Spade and Club when Evilina and Mineko are badly beaten up by Toroya. The former eventually stays on to battle Toroya, while the latter three brought the two girls to safety.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Mineko to Helios.
    • When she finally did, Helios eventually gave Mineko an indirect first kiss ("love bites" actually).
      Helios: I am the ruler of the Realms of Magic. The power of the sun itself is at my beck and call. The elements are mine to weave. And I stood powerless before you, until I hear you speak. I have wasted so much time...made you suffer so much...will you forgive me, Mineko? Tomorrow, I will set off for the Valley of Water - will you forgive me leaving you one more time? And will you awaiting me? For I'll return before the bite marks disappear. This I vow.
  • Cat Girl: Heart and Diamond. Spade, Club and everyone else from the Land of Beasts are cat-people in general.
  • Important Haircut: Mineko had her braided ponytail cut off by Evilina, cut her hair shorter after Luna's death and grew more hair as she grows older.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Evilina and Mineko just made squeezing oranges look cool, thanks to the use of magic.
  • Oh, Crap!: Evilina, when Toroya's elemental cacti merged into one.
  • Older Than He Looks: Syn II, who is supposed to be 21 in the official bio, but remains looking like a 10-year old because of a curse.
  • That Man Is Dead: Louis officially dismissed his Kazura disguise after Mineko said that his true form is fine with her.
  • Theme Naming: The Four Aces of The Royal Guardian (Spade, Club, Heart and Diamond).
  • Tragic Keepsake: Mineko's photo of herself, her older brother, Kazura and Tooru. In the later chapters, Luna's glasses.