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"Wow, our first quest! This is it, isn't it? The start of our adventure! We already get to help someone out!"
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Yokoka's Quest is an RPG-themed Fantasy webcomic written and drawn by Chris Riley, aka ClefdeSoll. The story separately follows Half-Human Half-Demon Cat Girl Yokoka discovering the larger world for the first time, and her broody twin brother Mao, in a dual-perspective story. While there is plenty of foreshadowing of a bigger overarching plot, the titular character has yet to become aware of it.

Yokoka's Quest can be read for free at yokokasquest.com, on Tapas, and on Webtoons. The webcomic began in September 2015, and has been regularly updating on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays since, with the exception of short planned hiatuses between chapters.

There will also be some upcoming marked and unmarked spoilers, so if you've not read the comic yet, read this article at your own risk!


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Yokoka's Quest provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Accidental Kidnapping: Anyone who wanders through Betel's barrier ends up settling in the village and forgetting their previous lives. After leaving the barrier, Mao resents being taken against his will, Kalliv just wants to go home (but can't remember where it is), and Yfa's family are shocked that Yfa has returned after disappearing for years.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Azha slowly enunciates Yokoka and Yfa's names (saying "Yoko... kah and ee-fah, right?"), after which Yokoka compares his speech to a kid's note .
    • A form of All There in the Manual, as Azha provides the reader with a phonetic pronunciation guide due to the author repeatedly being asked how to pronounce Yfa. Their pronunciations can be also be heard in the Kickstarter video.
  • Adventure Rebuff: Valyn refuses to take Yokoka with him on his journeys. Yokoka heads home and almost immediately decides to run away on an adventure anyway.
  • Aerith and Bob: Cisum has characters named Yokoka, Yfa, and Betelgeuse, alongside characters named Grace and Clyde. Some of the more regular names belong to humans, while others could plausibly have been human-influenced.
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  • The Ageless: Spirits don't age in the conventional sense - they don't even have an age listed on their bio pages.
  • Alice Allusion: Grace wanders down a basement note  into another world, meets a catgirl note , and has recurring card suit motifs.
  • All There in the Manual: Details such as Mao's immunity to poison, Yokoka's Clan allegiance, Yokoka and Grace's elements, and so on, are detailed on the between-chapter status screens long before they become relevant to the comics.
  • Alt Text: Most comic pages on the main yokokasquest.com site have alt text. The same comic pages on Webtoons and Tapastic lack this feature.
  • Amnesiac Resonance: Yokoka surprises herself when she instinctively remembers how to put on clothes.
  • Animal Eyes: Demons, including the half-demon Yokoka and Mao, have slit pupils.
  • Animorphism: The beast/demon and demon/beast characters are able to switch between their demon (humanoid) forms and a beast form. They mostly appear to be able to do this freely, though Kalliv is shown to be unable to switch to demon form when scared.
  • Arbitrary Headcount Limit: Implied Interface Spoiler that Yokoka's and Mao's parties will max out at 5 characters, as this is the number of slots shown for characters at the end of each chapter, though there doesn't appear to be any in-universe reason not to exceed this.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Kalliv suggests to Mao to shoot a fireball inside the King Centipede's mouth, as its insides would be more vulnerable. Mao's method of doing this is to goad it into biting him, and then Feed It a Bomb.
  • Attack Reflector: Yokoka blocks and reflects a stream of water fired at her, using her sword, back at an attacking tunnel dweller in chapter 8.
  • Author Avatar: Chris appeared in the third Q&A strip (but not in the actual comic) to answer reader questions. The author uses some of their characters, particularly Copycat, for their profile pic across a number of sites, but these aren't author avatars.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Hurricane, Betelgeuse of Orion, and Fahrin the Reaper.
  • Ax-Crazy: Hurricane, after Yokoka challenges her to a fight, which promptly becomes a Curb-Stomp Battle.
  • Bag of Holding: Subverted, in that Misha retrieves a bag containing food from a "storage dimension", but there is no indication that the bag itself is special.
  • Baleful Polymorph: The barrier around Betel's Forest, among other things, turns people into animals as they pass through it.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Yokoka is looking forward to getting into fights after leaving the underground village, despite advice not to. Within a few pages she picks a fight against Hurricane, which turns into a Curb-Stomp Battle.
  • Beast Man: Demons can range from just having Animal Eyes and Pointy Ears, to being a Little Bit Beastly, to full-on Beast Man.
  • Big Storm Episode: There is a storm raging when Yokoka's encounter with Hurricane (she was also the cause of the storm).
  • Bishōnen: Azha, Mao, and the forms that Copycat has imitated so far.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: Mao gets scary black sclerae with red irises at a couple of points when he fights Yokoka in chapter 2.
  • Black Speech: Darkness Clan language appears as jagged grey text on a black background, or as jagged markings if the perspective character doesn't understand it. It's described as sounding screechy and hurts the throats of those not used to speaking it. It's also the language of curses.
  • Blinding Bangs: Kalliv's eyes aren't visible beneath his hair.
  • Blood Knight: Yokoka begins turning into this after her training in the underground village, wanting to get into fights for fun, despite advice to the contrary.
  • Blue Means Cold: Yin, has blue horns and wields ice magic. Her voice is also described as sounding cold by Yokoka when she first hears it.
  • Blush Sticker: Raya sports this together with Puppy-Dog Eyes, when convincing both Kaga and Yfa to let her go out to look for a mushroom with Yfa.
  • Born Lucky: Yokoka and Grace are shown to have high Luck on their stats pages.
  • Born Unlucky: Mao is shown to have incredibly low or zero luck on his stats page.
  • Break the Cutie: Mao is shown as a cute child in the prologue and as a cute cat in the first chapter. As a young adult, he's very angry and messed up over being kidnapped.
  • Bubblegloop Swamp: Yokoka's party travels through a colourful swamp in chapter 4.
  • Cain and Abel: When Mao fights Yokoka in chapter 2, he gets Black Eyes of Crazy and talks about "getting rid" of his sister.
  • Cameo: Haro and Lee from the webcomic A Mirror's Tale appear as background characters (and as demons rather than humans) in the village that Mao and Kalliv visit in chapter 4.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Kalliv, maybe. He is seen being offered a drink at the end of chapter 4, then appears to be hungover when woken up in chapter 5.
  • Cat Girl: Yokoka becomes a catgirl after leaving Betel's Forest at the end of chapter 1. Mao becomes a catboy shortly after this, though has downgraded to Sprouting Ears and tail as of chapter 9.
  • Cat Smile: A lot of characters have a cat smile (to no surprise, including the cats). Often leads to showing their Cute Little Fangs.
  • Cheerful Child: Raya is by far the most hyperactive and happy child in the comic, even while her little brother has gone missing.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The ribbons that Vivi gave to Yokoka and Yfa and Mao are used by Vivi to magically keep track of them outside of Betel's Forest, which is only revealed 7 chapters later.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Vivi is introduced as the guy who delivers the mail and Yfa's friend. It later transpires that he was keeping track of Yokoka, Yfa, and Mao after they left Betel's Forest.
  • Constantly Curious: Grace is constantly trying to learn about the new world she's found herself in. Yokoka has her curious moments, but can't hold her interest in topics which don't interest her.
  • Constellations: The constellation Orion appears numerous times in the comic note  and related non-comic works note . Constellations and their stars are also used for Theme Naming.
  • Convection Schmonvection: When Yokoka enters a volcano to visit Yang's shop she walks dangerously close (and barefoot) to lava, and suffers no physical harm.
  • Courier: Vivi is the cute critter who delivers the mail in Betel's Forest.
  • Crystal Landscape: The underground village and caves leading to it in chapters 6-8 feature glowing crystals protruding from the ground and walls.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: Grace is treated by her Las Vegas friends as a nutty conspiracy theorist who could go on to do great things if only she applied herself more seriously. It turns out that she was right about Cisum though.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Hurricane breaks Yokoka's sword, then proceeds to mauls her into a bloodied mess between pages. It probably would've gone a lot worse if Grace hadn't teleported her out of the battle.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Yokoka and Mao. Mao wants to remove his curse, at the expense of his cat-like features (which Copycat thinks look good, and nobody else has ever mentioned as being out of the ordinary), and sharper instincts. Yokoka either doesn't know or doesn't care that she's similarly cursed.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Practically the default for demons, beasts, and spirits. Notably, the human Grace and Half-Human Hybrid Yokoka and Mao lack fangs.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The Darkness Clan isn't evil, though their society does seem to have lax attitudes to violence.
  • Death World: Yokoka and Mao's original home had toxic air, which have given them an immunity to poison through long exposure.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: Yokoka on the status page after chapter 8, after having her HP reduced to zero.
  • Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: Yokoka challenges Hurricane, a dragon, to a fight. Yfa even tells her that messing with someone able to control the weather is a bad idea.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Yokoka says in the first Q&A strip that she goes barefoot because she was never given any shoes, but she likes walking barefoot anyway.
  • Double Take: Raya glomps Yfa when she first meets him, but then realizes Yfa wasn't the brother she was looking for. Cue the double take when she realizes that he's the brother who's been missing for two years.
  • Dramatic Thunder: The storm that Hurricane was controlling, in the lead up to and during Yokoka's fight against her. Thunder and lightning accompanied most of Hurricane's attacks.
  • Dream Walker: Copycat was able to enter Mao's dream and converse with him. Mao recognizes that he's an intruder, but Copycat implies that other people might have accepted his appearance as being a regular part of their dream, or might have forgotten him after waking.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Yokoka says she thought the Longhaired Pretty Boy Azha was a girl at first. Grace mistakenly refers to Yfa as "she" when first meeting him, though this may have been based on his voice.
  • Easy Amnesia: The barrier around Betel's Forest, among other things, makes people forget about their life prior to entering the barrier. Different characters seem to recover their memories at different rates after leaving.
  • Elemental Nation: Each character (aside from Grace, due to coming from Earth) has allegiance to a particular elemental Clan.
  • Equipment Spoiler: Yfa's feathers and Grace's lucky card deck appearing in their weapon slots on the status screens give indications of how they fight before this is ever shown in the comic itself.
  • Eye Colour Change: Copycat's eyes occasionally turn purple, rather than remaining the colour of the person whose form he's copied.
  • Facial Markings: Demon characters feature a variety of facial (and body) markings - it hasn't been made clear as to whether these are natural or tattoos.
  • Fantasy World Map: A map covering the portion of the Cisum that Yokoka's Quest takes place in is planned to be included as an extra in the Yokoka's Quest printed book (currently available within a Kickstarter update).
  • Fearless Fool: After Yokoka has trained the in the underground village, she just wants to fight, without regard for how dangerous the opponent is.
  • Feed It a Bomb: Mao casts a fireball while his arm is already inside the King Centipede's mouth, leading to this. This doesn't immediately kill it, however.
  • Fetch Quest: Yin asks Yokoka to deliver a letter to Yang. Yokoka and Yfa even refer to it as their "first quest".
  • Find the Cure!: Raya and Yfa have to find a mushroom which grows on the back of a frog, to make medicine for Yokoka.
  • Finger Snap Lighter: Mao does this to light a cigarette he was given by Grace.
  • Fire Is Red: Yang, has a red horn and wields fire magic (and runs a shop in a volcano).
  • Fire/Ice Duo: Yang and Yin respectively, though only seen together in bonus artworks (such as free/Patreon wallpapers).
  • Flipping the Bird: Mao to Yokoka, in a Q&A strip.
  • Fourth-Wall Mail Slot: The author has taken questions from the readers for two anniversary events. The answers to these were made into Q&A strips, with either the characters or the Author Avatar giving the answers.
  • The Full Name Adventures: The name of the webcomic is Yokoka's Quest.
  • Fun with Homophones: Yfa talks about the "sea". Yokoka doesn't know what this is, and thinks he's talking about the "see" (which she later misremembers as the "sight").
  • Funny Background Event: Yfa and Kalliv playing hide-and-seek in the background while Grace is talking with Mao.
  • Gambit Pileup: Multiple parties appear to have plans which involve Yokoka, at a minimum Betel and Yokoka's mother (who isn't Betel).
  • Give Him a Normal Life: Yin suggests that Mao can go back to a normal life with his real mother. He opts not to.
  • The Glomp: The first panel that Raya appears in has her glomping Yfa. After a Double Take, she glomps him again two pages later.
  • Gorgeous Garment Generation: Copycat is able to shapeshift into different outfits, and Yfa also does this when transforming into a human. It is implied that this is a spirit bird ability; other characters shapeshift into the clothes they were wearing when they were last in that form.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: The high level Azha and Misha appear in Yokoka's party's status screen at the end of chapter 3.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Yokoka and Mao have one human parent and one demon parent.
  • Hammerspace: Misha has access to a "storage dimension", and is shown keeping a bag and a small parcel there (the bag itself is presumably a normal bag and not a Bag of Holding. Suggested to be a common ability, by Misha stating that familiars are expected to do use this to carry their master's belongings, and her presumption that Yfa can also do this (he can't). Clothing seems to also go into hammerspace during most shapeshifting.
  • Happily Adopted: The barrier around Betel's Forest, among other things, makes people believe that Betelgeuse is their mother, and in turn that everyone else is their sibling. Combined with Easy Amnesia, most inhabitants end up living there with their new family in blissful ignorance.
  • Healing Potion: Blinky pulls out a healing potion after Pinky and Inky are knocked out at the start of their fight against two tunnel dwellers in chapter 8.
  • Heroic Albino: In a Q&A strip, Yokoka explains that she has white hair because she's special! Mao explains that it's a type of albinism.
  • Hidden Elf Village: Kaga states that he knows most locations in the Forest Clan but has never heard of the village in Betel's Forest. This is likely due to the magic of the barrier around it.
  • Horror Hunger: Kalliv frequently worries that other people or creatures want to eat him in his mouse form. Justified, as some of them do.
  • Humans Are Ugly: Copycat thinks Mao looks better with the cat ears from his curse, than he would as a human.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Mao wants to be rid of his curse. As indicated by Copycat and Fahrin, this would mean losing his cat-like features and sharper instincts.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: After passing through Betel's barrier and losing his memories, Yfa tells Yokoka that he doesn't know where he is and he doesn't have any friends. While still lacking his memories, he then went on to make a lot of friends in the forest.
  • Idiot Hero: Yokoka, though currently more idiot than hero.
  • Imagine Spot: Yokoka wonders how Yin knows Betel (a giant manticore who can't really move around without wrecking her forest), and mentally pictures a younger Betel as a bipedal, sword-and-shield-wielding, famous explorer.
  • I'm Not Doing That Again: Yfa is seen carrying Raya when he tells her "Never do that again", after she launches herself at a frog to retrieve a mushroom from its back.
  • Interspecies Adoption: The inhabitants of Betel's Forest all believe that they are Betel's children, despite Betel being a manticore and the rest being a wide variety of different species.
  • Interspecies Romance: Humans and demons are able to produce Half-Human Hybrid offspring, such as Yokoka and Mao. Beasts and Spirits are able to produce hybrid offspring, such as Yfa and his siblings, though it hasn't quite been explained how that works.
  • Invincibility Power-Up: Mao instinctively used a skill when he thought he was about to die against the King Centipede, which provided him a surge of adrenaline and allowed him to continue fighting for longer.
  • It May Help You on Your Quest: Subverted: Yang gives Yokoka some Lava Powder, which is a medicine to cure fevers - she then forgets to use it when she gets a fever in the next chapter, and it is ruined note  in a fight a few chapters later.
  • Language Barrier: Each of the 12 elements has its own language associated with it, in addition to the humans who speak regular English. Different characters know and learn different languages, with some only able to speak and/or understand a particular language, without learning how to read/write it, leading to frequent language barriers.
  • Large and in Charge: Betelgeuse is a giant manticore and in charge of the village in Betel's Forest. Fahrin can transform into a large bat dragon and is leader of the Darkness Clan.
  • Lessons in Sophistication: Grace dresses up Yokoka for Clyde and Blinky's wedding, as Yokoka has no idea how to dress for a wedding, what a wedding even is, or even basic grooming skills like how to brush her hair.
  • Letters to the Editor: The author has taken questions from the readers for two anniversary events. The answers to these were made into Q&A strips, with either the characters or the Author Avatar giving the answers.
  • Lint Value: When Kalliv reveals a single coin and tries to buy fruit from a market stall with it. The Alt Text a few pages later indicates that he failed to buy anything.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Demons can range from just having Animal Eyes and Pointy Ears, to being a Little Bit Beastly, to full-on Beast Man.
  • Longhaired Pretty Boy: Azha, who Yokoka mistakes for a girl, and Copycat's initial form, who Mao correctly identifies as "he".
  • Luminescent Blush: Yokoka, Mao, and Azha feature this at times.
  • Magic Knight: Mao fights with a whip and dagger, and also by throwing fireballs and lightning.
  • Magical Incantation: A lot of spells are accompanied by an incantation. Being able to speak the incantation in its respective language is all that's needed to cast at least some of these spells, though both Yokoka and Yfa have been shown to struggle with learning spells due to Language Barrier.
  • Mana: When fighting the King Centipede, Mao mentions only being able to cast one or two more fireballs, and Kalliv mentions only having one shot at his vine spell. This is due to having limited energy for spellcasting - at the end of each chapter is an RPG-style status screen which shows the MP gauges of Yokoka's and Mao's parties.
  • Manly Tears: Pinky, at Blinky and Clyde's wedding.
  • The Missing Faction: Each element has its own Clan associated with it, with the possible exception of the Dreams Clan, which is said to only exist in myths and legends.
  • Mix-and-Match Critter: A lot of the critters and creatures are a mix of two things: snake-centipede, mushroom-frog, hawk-wolf, red panda-sloth, to name a few.
  • Must Have Caffeine: Grace requires a coffee when waking up, and stops at Starbucks for another, before arriving at school. She's also heartbroken to discover that Cisum doesn't have coffee (but later finds out that it does, and Yokoka just had no idea what coffee was).
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Fahrin the Reaper, the feared and respected leader of the Darkness Clan. Hurricane, a dragon capable of Weather Manipulation.
  • The Napoleon: Azha is teased about his height by his familiar, Misha, and more rudely called out as being short by Yokoka:
  • Nice Guy: Yfa and Grace in particular have been shown to always be nice, and never even playfully be mean to others.
  • Non-Humans Lack Attributes: Critters with fur have no attributes to show (the comic is PG-13).
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Yfa acts as the animal sidekick to Yokoka a lot of the time, though he's fully capable of acting independently of her too.
  • Not a Game: After Yokoka witnesses Lady Pachi lead a team to defeat a tunnel dweller:
    Yokoka: Please teach me to be this badass! I wanna kick butt just like you did!
    Lady Pachi: What do you think this is, a game?
  • Ocular Gushers: Kalliv cries massive tears after reuniting with Mao, after believing that Mao had abandoned him.
  • Only One Name: Most characters have only ever used one name (Grace's bio being the exception), though a few have titles such as "of Eridanus" or "the Reaper".
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Grace is an ordinary (aside from being a conspiracy theorist) student at the University of Las Vegas before she travels to Cisum.
  • Our Demons Are Different: The people of Cisum were first called "demons" by the humans who wandered in, and the name stuck. There's nothing traditionally demonic about them.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Fahrin is a bat-like dragon. Hurricane is an eastern-style dragon. Betelgeuse is a somewhat dragon-looking manticore. And all of them are people who change into these as their beast forms.
  • Painting the Medium: Each spoken language has its own speech bubble and font style and colour, to make them easily distinguishable.
  • Palette Swap: Mao and Yokoka are basically palette-swaps of each other in cat form, and would be this normally if not for hair length and clothing differences. A Q&A strip explains the colour differences as Yokoka having a type of albinism.
  • Panthera Awesome: Misha can transform into a saber-tooth cat, large enough for Azha to ride as a mount.
  • Pardon My Klingon: Mao says "What the helck", a portmanteau of hell and heck, when he finds out that Kalliv was in his pocket for his journey to the Darkness Clan.
  • Pelts of the Barbarian: Hurricane's fur cape.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Subverted: Yokoka has pink streaks in her fur/hair, but she rarely acts feminine.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Yfa, despite his small size, is able to pick up heavy objects and Yokoka with ease. His high strength also shows on his stat page.
  • Pointy Ears: Demons, including the half-demon Yokoka and Mao, have pointy ears.
  • Prone to Tears: Kalliv cries a lot, sometimes Ocular Gushers.
  • Punched Across the Room: Yokoka gets sent flying by Hurricane. She just gets back up and charges into the fight again.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Raya sports this together with Blush Stickers, when convincing Kaga and Yfa to let her go out to look for a mushroom with Yfa.
  • The Quest: Presumably Yokoka has one, judging from the webcomic title, but it's not revealed what the quest is yet (unless it was the Fetch Quest started in chapter 2 and resolved by chapter 3).
  • Rat Stomp: Subverted; Mao takes on a quest to drive out 'some kind of vermin', but the vermin in question turn out to be giant poisonous snake-centipedes, rather than the rats he was expecting.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Yang and Yin respectively. Yang is lively, restless, happy to interact with his customers, and has a red horn and eyes. Yin is lazy, calm, likes to plan things out, and has blue horns and eyes.
  • Residual Self-Image: When Copycat enters Mao's dream, Mao is wearing a recently acquired set of clothes that Copycat hadn't seen before, and that Mao wasn't currently wearing (as he's asleep in his nightwear). He also appears as a cat boy, despite hating his aspect of his appearance and wanting to revert to being human.
  • Retcon: The comic is being retouched in preparation for being printed in book form, with some of the changes essentially being retcons. So far, Yokoka and Yfa's home has gone from an empty room to being furnished with a rug, pillows, and a pile of feathers that Yfa sleeps on.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Raya is a cute furry creature who especially fits this label to a tee. She maximises her cuteness with Puppy-Dog Eyes and Blush Stickers when convincing Kaga and Yfa to let her go out to look for a mushroom with Yfa.
  • Scenery Censor: Yfa manages to conveniently place himself between Yokoka's chest and the reader when she wakes up naked in Yin's house. This continues across multiple pages until she gets dressed.
  • Scenery Porn: The backgrounds generally look great anyway, but this is especially the case for the two-page spreads featuring mainly scenery with minimal dialogue or action.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: The world is named Cisum, which is music backwards.
  • Set a Mook to Kill a Mook: Mao happens to position himself such that the King Centipede attacking him bites and kills a smaller snake-centipede.
  • Shirtless Scene: Mao and Kalliv both appear shirtless in chapter 5, justifiably, as they were in bed.
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde, are named after the four ghosts in Pacman, the first three of which are also rhyming names. Lady Pachi also more subtly fits the Pacman theme.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: The siblings, Yin and Yang. They're opposites in terms of personalities and elemental magic.
  • Slasher Smile: Hurricane wears a wide, sharp-toothed grin as she's mauling Yokoka.
  • Sniff Sniff Nom: Yokoka sniffs and licks mud off her hand in a Q&A strip, thinking it might be chocolate. She then does exactly the same again with the mud on her other hand.
  • Solar and Lunar: There are Sun and Moon Clans, elements, and languages. The Moon Clan has featured prominently in the story, with the Sun Clan having far less representation so far.
  • Speech-Impaired Animal: Tomo is a small critter who is mute. He still has speech bubbles (in forest language colours!), which have so far contained either a circle of dashes, or an exclamation mark.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Yokoka and Mao wear ribbons which they can transform into weapons at will. Yokoka changes hers into a sword, and Mao changes his into both a whip and a dagger.
  • Spoof Aesop: When Mao justifies the extermination of creatures he originally intended to only drive out:
  • Stellar Name: Betelgeuse (of Orion) and Meissa note  are both stars in the Orion constellation. Azha (of Eridanus) is a star in the Eridanus constellation. Polaris is the name of the North Star.
  • String Theory: Grace has a conspiracy board, complete with red strings, in her house. Presumably this relates to her Cisum theories.
  • Stumbled Into the Plot: Grace wanders into a basement, which just happens to contain the mirror path, the focus of her conspiracy, and route into Cisum.
  • Summon Magic: Grace forms a pact with spirits born from her lucky deck, and used the spirits to teleport herself and Yokoka away from a fight.
  • Talking Animal: Most of the animals shown in Betel's Forest can talk, including Yokoka and Mao, though in some (or perhaps all) cases they weren't always animals. Misha is a domesticated cat who can talk.
  • Technically Naked Shapeshifter: Copycat may be this, as he uses shapeshifting to change his outfits, while other characters change clothes normally.
  • That Cloud Looks Like...: While Yokoka and Yfa are lying on the grass to relax at the start of chapter 5, Yfa points out a heart-shaped and a person-shaped cloud.
  • Three-Act Structure: The comic has 3 parts to it in total, each 8 chapters long. So far the first part is complete, and the second part (chapter 9) has just started.
  • Through a Face Full of Fur: Yokoka blushes while in cat form after waking up in Valyn's house, and Raya manages to display Blush Stickers while giving Puppy-Dog Eyes.
  • Tracking Device: Yokoka, Yfa, and Mao are magically tracked using the ribbon weapons that Vivi gives them.
  • Tracking Spell: Vivi is revealed to be using magic to track Yokoka, Yfa, and Mao's locations and emotional states via their ribbon weapons.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Yfa is frequently seen eating apples, and only apples, both in comic and in other artwork. Raya similarly has this for grapes, but only in works outside of the comic itself so far.
  • Training Boss: Mao asks Yokoka to transform her ribbon into a sword, before he begins battling her. After throwing fireballs and whip attacks at Yokoka, he proclaims defeat and leaves after merely tripping over. The end of chapter status screen following this shows Yokoka on low HP and Mao with nearly full HP.
  • Training the Gift of Magic: Spells involving a Magical Incantation require the caster to be able to speak the words in the correct elemental language, and characters have an "edge" element that they should be naturally good at using. Yin teaches Yokoka a spell to see in the dark, and Yfa fails to learn it due to not knowing the language for that spell. Inky also fails to teach Yokoka any Light magic, despite Light being her edge element, as she can't comprehend Light language.
  • Transformation Is a Free Action: Transformations appear to be instantaneous, with characters often transforming in a single panel.
  • Translation Convention: Each spoken language has its own speech bubble and font style and colour, to make them easily distinguishable. These are shown as illegible text if the perspective character doesn't understand it.
  • Troubled, but Cute: Mao is this. Copycat even judges from his dreamscape that he's tormenting himself, and calls him cute.
  • Two Lines, No Waiting: Yokoka and Mao are protagonist and deuteragonist, who the comics follow separately aside from when their paths occasionally intersect.
  • Underwater Boss Battle: Yokoka wrestles a giant koi catfish in a river, though it happens entirely off-panel.
  • The Unintelligible: If the perspective character doesn't understand a particular language, its speech bubble is shown as illegible markings (with each language having a corresponding style of markings).
  • Unreliable Narrator: Yokoka is an unreliable narrator at the start of chapter 1, opening with "My name is Yokoka. I've lived here all my life!"... though the prologue immediately prior tells the reader that this isn't actually true.
  • Variant Chess: Fahrin is playing a solo game of what appears to be chess with unorthodox pieces, when first introduced at the end of chapter 4.
  • Villainous Crush: Copycat is introduced as a villain, raising snake-centipede pets which would have preyed on the nearby village, and entering Mao's dream to get revenge on him for killing said pets. He seems to develop a crush on Mao and stops doing anything particularly villainous.
  • Visible Silence: Many characters use ellipses in speech bubbles to indicate silence. Tomo uses a circle of dashed marks to indicate being mute. In both cases, the speech bubbles are still colour-coded according to the language.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: The beast/demon and demon/beast characters are able to switch between their demon (humanoid) forms and a beast form. They mostly appear to be able to do this freely, though Kalliv is shown to be unable to switch to demon form when scared. Misha was also able to shapeshift into a big sabre-tooth cat.
  • Waking Up Elsewhere: Yokoka passes out going through Betel's barrier at the end of chapter 1, and wakes up in Yin's home at the start of chapter 2.
  • Weather Manipulation: Hurricane is the cause of the storm at the end of chapter 8.
  • Whip It Good: Mao's weapon of choice is a whip.
  • White Magic: Inky is shown using Light elemental magic to heal his allies and bind enemies in chains of light.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Mao's ribbon weapon in the form of a dagger is dissolved by a snake-centipede's poison, and Yokoka's ribbon weapon in the form of a sword gets slashed to pieces by Hurricane.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Yfa describes human hair is usually earthy, after demonstrating what one looks like by transforming into a blue-haired human. Demons have a full spectrum of hair colours, included two-tone gradient hair.
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