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Webcomic / Crimson Flag

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Crimson Flag is a fantasy furry action/adventure semi-medieval-themed webcomic about two tribes of anthropomorphic foxes that don't quite get along. The Red Reyn (red foxes) conquered Reynland long ago, and the Grays (gray foxes) found themselves owing fealty to a crown no longer their own. Regardless, peace followed for many a year after the long war. Until, of course, someone had a brilliant plan.


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  • The Archmage: Archmage Kesnar, head of Caerreyn's magic academy. Lord Julian may be his equal, and Lucian is rather powerful as well.
  • Art Evolution: The first 116 comics were penciled by Tod Wills while Virmir wrote the script and colored, at comic 117 Virmir started sketching too (compare his more cartoony style to the comic before)
  • Artificial Limbs: Sir Bryce's "gauntlet", seemed to suggest that Ludovic took it off.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: At one point, Julien and Sierra have to escape from Alopexia (the arctic capital) while a photo of them is being circulated. For a disguise, Julien gender-swaps them. Sierra's male form is absolutely ripped, and Julien's female form is pretty chesty.
  • Ash Face: Voltar, after being blasted by the Baron's invention.
    Baron: Hmmm... that was supposed to explode your head.
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  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Greys hit by the Staff's Baleful Polymorph eventually learn how to parse its dweomers and unlock Voluntary Shapeshifting, and how to replicate-and manipulate-it, leading to Lord Julien transforming a tribe of Muridens he'd come to rule over during his time in the Chasm of Woe into Super Soldiers, and Lucian being able to Gender Bender himself and Sierra as disguises.
  • Baleful Polymorph: The Queen falls victim to this. Then Bryce joins her. And even Lucian and Julian.
  • Bulletproof Vest: The one Lucian's stepmother was wearing turns out to be not quite thick enough. But it still helps her survive the attack.
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": Muridens are grey rats with spines down their backs. Oh, and they're smart enough to use tools.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Somewhat parodied with Voltar.
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  • Chekhov's Chakram, first appearance
  • Eyepatch of Power: Ludovic, implied that Bryce took it out. His dad had two of them and a hook hand.
  • Flashback: Early on Lucian recalls his father ordering him to kill a Muriden. A second, longer one starts here.
    • And another one showing Sierra's childhood with her spirit companion and the objections of their religion.
    • And yet another one of Julian's childhood.
  • Flying Weapon: Bryce's sword turns out to be one after his feralization.
  • Foreshadowing: Lucian says it would take a fire elemental to put a dent in the wards on the trees. Guess what his cousin summons to fight them.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams
  • Fantasy Writers Have No Sense of Scale: Caerreyn's population of 700 is said to be "unimaginable". However, this may have some truth in it, because people in the old times could not really count.
  • Gender Bender: Yet another use of transformation magic.
  • Hammerspace: "I thought you checked their hats..."
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The commodore, by a dragon. Which raises some questions about the following page.
  • Intrepid Merchant: Voltar, to the point of trying to sell stuff to the adventurers who commandeered his ship. In his own idiosyncratic way, Voltar is arguably one of the most badass characters in the strip. And remember, his competition is the likes of Bryce and Lucian
  • Made of Iron: Everybody. Even Reyn kits are astoundingly tough.
    Flashback!Lucian: Daaaad! Lucille's fire demon punched me through the wall again!
  • Magic Feather: Voltar's "Amulet of Memory and Focus" is strongly hinted to be one.
    Sierra: He seemed so confident when he was wearing it. Probably sentimental...there're certainly no spells attached to it.
  • Magic Knight: Bryce, though he doesn't cast spells just uses magic weapons. Many Grey warriors, given their innate talent for magic, even Lucian uses a sword.
  • Magitek: Airships, and their cannons. Crystal balls are used as phones, with similar "peak hours" restrictions as cellphone contracts.
  • Power Levels: By Caerreyn's ranking system Lucian is a level three mage, Sierra just recently achieved level two, and the archmage is level four. And even though the Greys have no formal system Julian is estimated to be equivalent to a level four.
  • Raised Hand of Survival: A rather nasty variant. After the fight at the Relran Tree, a bird lands on the rubble of a fallen tower, only for the Fen'dahai's hand to burst out and crush it.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Emiline, and in page 162, she gets upgraded to Glowing Eyes of Doom.


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