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Webcomic / Legend of the Valkyrie

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In 2012, a web comic adaptation of the video game The Legend of Valkyrie began as part of Bandai Namco Entertainment's ShiftyLook project. Legend of the Valkyrie follows the adventures (and misadventures) of the heroine Valkyrie, her lizard partner Sandra, and the other characters she meets along the way. It was initially written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray with art drawn by Fernando Heinz Furukawa, but was later written and drawn by Ashley Davis following a massive Art Shift. While the site carrying the comic has went under, a fan managed to save it and it is available to download here.


For tropes on the video game, see The Legend of Valkyrie.

This web comic provides examples of:

  • Aerith and Bob: Sabine and her dad, Andy.
  • Art Shift: A massive one occurred when drawing and writing duties were given to Ashley Davis starting in the comic "Time for a Change".
  • Blush Sticker: Sabine had these in the art shift until after the team had defeated Zouna.
  • Cut Short: The comic was in the middle of one more storyline after defeating the Big Bad which involved a seed that when planted could grant any wish. It gets stolen by an apparently shadow version of Valkyrie and the two engage in battle. But Namco soon gave the word they were canceling Shifty Look and all its comics, so the story was hastily concluded without any payoff.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Sandra is this in her human form, but with green hair.
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  • Evil Counterpart: Valkyrie seems to have one in Shadow Valkyrie.
  • Hartman Hips: Sabine the Quarkman warrior has these. Kinda.
  • Only Sane Man: Sabine is more or less this. Someone on the forums even mentioned this trope, word for word.
  • Shout-Out: A few.
    • The comic that has Sandra turning back into a human is titled "Human After All". note 
    • In "The Story So Far, Part 2", Val mentions that if she had a scouter, it would say that her hunger level is over 9,000!
    • Another comic that has Valkyrie and Sandra about to venture to save Krino from Zouna is titled "There and Attack Again". note 
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Sabine has blue hair and Sandra has green hair.


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