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Webcomic / Mystic Revolution

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Lourdes, the main heroine of Mystic Revolution

Mystic Revolution is an action/adventure webcomic set in an MMORPG that follows a pyromaniac sorceress and a not-so-l33t ninja who follows her around. Together they experience the excitement of leveling, love and lots of beer.

The comic stopped updating in January 2016. In October 2016 the author posted an update explaining why they'd stopped working on the comic and stating they would eventually return to the project to complete it but no further updates have happened since.


This webcomic provides examples of:

  • Action Girl: Lourdes, Gothgirl.
  • Badass Beard: A beard so epic that the character requires little clothing.
  • BFS: Toasty seems to ascribe to the policy that bigger is better.
  • Beehive Barrier: A special paladin defense called the Phalanx.
  • Berserk Button: Don''t call Aeiryn a man note  or Link.
  • Bifauxnen: Aeiryn, who really hates being mistaken for a man.
  • Big Bad: Machievelli
  • Bloodless Carnage: Averted. Big time. Attacks can also rip skin off the player character's model, exposing muscles underneath....and well, it gets worse from there.
  • Cat Girl: Lots of these, main characters Gothgirl and Lily among them.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Pretty much all of them. It does take place in a video game, after all.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Kenmore's Hell's Bells skill, a status buff which gives him power equivalent to the laughter of the audience.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: L33t_ninj4. He's shown to be a player who saves everything he collects from adventuring, uses equipment considered to be joke items, and abilities considered weak and underpowered by other gamers. He makes them work.
    • Toasty, even more so. Unlike some of the characters at the start of the tournament arc, he single-handedly takes on a boss that has one of the tournament keys... and wins. Given that most of those bosses require either a high-level top-tier character or an entire party to take down, it's a testament to both his skill and his insanity that he is able to take one on and win. Apparently, being too dumb to realize you should lose really can work in a video game.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Man, those healers have some strict bosses.
  • Expy: Word of God said Alistairfan 3 has the backstory of Joey Wheeler. However, it is done with a little more sense here. Alistair does have a job, and he's not throwing everything up in the air to go to some far off island, but rather using his spare time to hack up rare gear in a popular online game which he will sell on E-Bay.
    • Some of the classes and races are loosely based on those in Final Fantasy XI. Ninjas for example, have the ability to create shadow clones. Neko are somewhat similar to Mithra. Paladins have Phalanx as well.
  • Falling into His Arms: Complete with a "Hello, beautiful."
  • Fangirl Japanese: Lilly sometimes can't even go two sentences without making some inane remark in Japanese or attaching honorifics to her teammates' names.
  • Fiery Redhead: Lourdes to a T.
  • Five-Man Band: (Doesn't really consist of 5 people, but members come in and out of focus and slot into the roles)
  • Funbag Airbag: Of all the guys to pull this it's the ninja... Oy...
  • Gender Bender: The Rune Soldier's Runic Spread #63, Celestial Formation causes the user to go through a Magical Girl Warrior Transformation Sequence. As in, your character will be made into a female character with new charm abilities, whether your a guy, or a girl normally.
  • Lethal Joke Character: Bards in 1on1 PvP with large spectator crowds. Literally. L33t_ninj4 is kind of playing the ninja-class that way (by using very unconventional and underused skill-combinations), in contrast to the more serious ninjas like Moxie who play for professional effectiveness.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Gothgirl, all over.
  • Master of Illusion: Fata Morgana, a Mesmerizer.
  • Meaningful Name: Machiavelli.
  • Physical God: The Server AIs, with Joline being the avatar of the Primary Server, thus the most powerful of them all.
  • Playful Hacker: Lilly.
    • That being said she hacks into your brain!
  • Playing with Fire: Lourdes. 'Nuff said.
  • Powering Up is a Free Action: Zigzags throughout the story. Some power up abilities take up almost no time at all, such as Lourdes casting a Rune Spread buff. Others, like Berserk, can be powered up gradually, but leaves you vulnerable while doing so. However, full blown transformation processes, such as Runic Spread #63, Celestial Formation leave the user completely vulnerable...or would be if Lourdes wasn't such a fangirl of Magical Girl Warrior anime.
  • Rain of Arrows: FeatherRae, a seraph ranger, pulls this off by her self twice with a move called Eclipse Arrow. Essentially, it's a Trick Arrow consisting of a large canister filled with a lot Crossbow Bolt sized arrows. Can literally be used to cause an eclipse of the sun, and cover an entire arena with arrows.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Machiavelli fits into this comfortably.
  • Refuge in Audacity: The bards jokes especially his leper ones.
  • Sanity Slippage: Toasty sees a penguin that tells him what to do.
    • Suffers a much darker one after meeting Machiavelli, when the sanity slippage turns into pure fear.
  • Shout-Out: A large number of them to Anime, and videogames.
    • Final Fantasy XI get's a number of references, to in game abilities, and classes. During a orientation meeting before the Tournament begins, some Male Neko NPCs appear, with Lourdes and Gothgirl mentioning that this is a first, and wondering if they'll be added, which is a similar situation FFXI had when they saw Lehko Habhoka, the only male Mithra ever seen at that point during the Wings of the Goddess expansion.
  • Take That!: Lourdes first fight in the tournament, is against a Dryad Berserker whose alias is SSSJ3-Vegeto666. Further parodied when he immediately begins the match by using his "Berserk" ability, mimicking Dragon Ball Z long drawn out shout and pose as he powers up. Has an Oh, Crap! moment as soon as Lourdes charges right at him, realizing how vulnerable he is.
  • Technicolor Fire: Lourdes' flames are a pink-ish color for the most part (when we see them in color anyhow). Granted, they're pink because that's actually her Moderator powers manifesting as an attack.
  • Technicolor Ninjas: L33t-ninja's outfit is about as stealthy as a brick to the head in bright sky blue that makes him look like "Sub-Zero's bitch".
  • Took a Level in Badass: L33t_ninj4, Toasty and Lilly, of course. Toasty is the most obvious one with his changed personality.
  • Tournament Arc: The series is going through one currently. It is taken quite a while, from strip 473 to current (strip 1000+)
  • Tsundere: Lourdes. Gothgirl even calls it well into the Tournament Arc.
  • The Vamp: Gothgirl doesn't think twice about seducing others to get what she wants.
  • The Virus: A "Rage" or "Berserker Virus", a mind hack computer virus that someone, inflicted to the MR playerbase, thanks to the Brain–Computer Interface visors that Mystic Revolution uses. Anyone killed by a player infected with it, respawned with the virus as well. Additionally, because players were in such a rage induced state, they couldn't log out. Needless to say, it caused a massive amount of bad PR for video games.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Lily, at least evidenced by this strip
  • You Have Failed Me: "Consider yourself banned."
  • Wicked Cultured: Machiavelli, who quotes Sun Tzu.


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