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BlackSmith is the third webcomic by French artist Boredman (Undead Ed, Apocalyptic Horseplay).

Taking place in the time of piracy, the story follows a young islander name Zoa whose tribe protected a precious relic that was said to have a deity inside. However things changed one day when a dreaded pirate by the name of Blacksmith raids her village, kills the head priestess and takes their relic. Through some... complications, Zoa suddenly finds herself inhabiting the body of Blacksmith due to a botched wish to the deity. While she has control, he's still hanging around as a conscience, forcing the two to work together to find a way to get back to normal. But of course, this endeavor will be anything but easy and will lead them on a adventure to a much bigger picture beyond their scope.

Started in 2021, the webcomic can be found on Webtoon.

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  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Essentially the deity inside the relic is a djinn and willing to grant one wish to whomever frees it but of course could potentially twist the users wish if not worded correctly. Blacksmith was well aware of this having had experience with a previous Djinn and trying hard to word his wish so it wouldn't backfire. However he makes the mistake of bludgeoning Zoa with the relic and since it was her blood that got on it, she gets the wish and, considering she didn't have much time to really think or word her wish of not wanting to die, the djinn grants it by putting her in Blacksmith's body.
  • Big "NO!": Zoa does this upon realizing the she's now in Blacksmith's body.
  • I Lied: Zoa tries to bargain for the Priestess life if she hands over the relic to Blacksmith, he agrees...and promptly shoots her as soon as she hands it over. Then again, they're pirates so...
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  • The Hero Dies: Played with, Zoa is brutally beaten to death by Blacksmith, but in her last moments manages to make a wish to the deity to save her. It does...by putting her in Blacksmith's body.
  • Jackass Genie: The Djinn will give a wish to whomever frees them, but will twist the user words so that'll backfire in some way.
  • Never My Fault: After Zoa comes to in Blacksmith's body when the wish is granted and finds that Blacksmith's conscience is still within it (though she has control) the two start arguing with Blacksmith blaming Zoa for stealing his wish when it was his penchant for violence that ultimately screwed him over since he beat her to death with the relic, got Zoa's blood on it, prompting the djinn inside to grant her wish. Heck Zoa wouldn't have even been on his ship in the first place if he had just kept his word to not kill the priestess and took the relic in peace.
  • Signed Language: The ship's cook, Carp, is mute and speaks in sign language. We see this on display in Ep 15 where her ASL is translated for the audience.
  • Sharing a Body: The situation Zoa and Blacksmith find themselves in when a djinn grants Zoa wish of not wanting to die and instead puts her body into Blacksmith's, allowing her full control of it while Blacksmith is only a consciousness within it.
  • Skeletal Appendage: Chapter 17 reveals why Blacksmith was so keen on getting the relic. Both his hands are spectral skeleton hands. Something Zoa unwittingly reveals when she finds she can't feel anything even with the gloves on. Blacksmith later reveals this was due to a previous botched wish with a djinn when he tried to wish his hands back.
  • Too Dumb to Live: The two would be bounty hunters when they try to go after Shin Yang after spotting her on an island. They follow her back to her hideout which her family owns and think they've hit the jackpot, only to immediately be ambushed by their guards who promptly tell them she wouldn't be walking out in the open if her family didn't own the port, which is something that never crossed the bounty hunters minds.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Blacksmith has no qualms with killing females. Doing so to the priestess of Zoa's village then later killing Zoa herself when she attempts to shoot him.

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