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Webcomic / Chess Piece

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"Save the world, then rule it..."

Chess Piece is a Danny Phantom Fan Webcomic AU, made by Neo Yi. Taking place during the The Roaring '20s, it stars Prince Daniel Masters, heir to the Water Kingdom of Dalv. After the events of the Great War, his father, the King Vlad has tried to preserve peace and alliance with the other nations.

Unfortunately that's interrupted by the aptly named Chaos Order who are on the search for the Seven Crystals that hold untold powers to those who utilize it. Along for the ride is Phantom, a mysterious denizen who wants Vlad for himself (whom he deems his "papa") by creating a world of Nothingness. Naturally, Danny can't have that. After all, if the world is destroyed, then how can he rule it?

The comic launched on 3/11/06, but was canceled on its fifteenth issue out of a planned thirty or so. It was halfway done. The comic has since been deleted, but the first 5 issues can still be downloaded here.

This series provides examples of:

  • Action Girl: Both Sam and Valerie. Paulina showed some moves in #14.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Seriously, Danny is a nutcase that a few of the girls like for some reason.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Cujo at first (before she was confirmed as a girl) and Nocturne, whose canon self is also this but is called "mommy" by Klemper.
  • Anachronism Stew: A laptop in The Roaring '20s? Somewhat justified in that it came out of Weird Science.
    • Vlad later banned all advanced technology—it was too much of a headache for him and his people.
  • And I Must Scream: Phantom's origin story which may not be true has elements of this and many readers got suitably squicked.
    • Clockwork may suffer this.
  • An Aesop: Being purely an idealist or a cynic can be really dangerous. The Big Bad could easily be seen as idealism gone horribly wrong.
  • Arc Words: "A World of Nothingness. This is the world I seek..."
  • Arranged Marriage: Danny and Paulina. Both are happily married ...right? Unfortunately, others are not pleased. Also Walker and Dora, who were not pleased with it.
  • Ax-Crazy: Phantom. Oh, Phantom.
  • Back Story: #11 for Danny. Also #15 for The Order.
  • Beta Couple: Jazz and Technus.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: The Masters
  • Blood Knight: Wrath.
  • Bumbling Dad: Used straight and averted as Vlad is a competent parent; he just has a tendency to act like a 24-year-old then his given age of 41.
  • Bury Your Gays: Deconstructed like woah. Danny's gay partner dies and becomes a ghost.
  • Canine Companion: Danny and his mysterious green puppy, Cujo.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Bertrand literally, who also uses them as weapons, ala Gambit.