Simon Sues is a manga-style webcomic written and illustrated by Myung Hee Kim.
Simon was on the fast-track to becoming a prominent first-class lawyer. Then he accidentally damned his rival's soul to Hell, thanks to the machinations of a soul-devouring demon. Worse still, the demons have been breaking their own ancient laws and customs to consume souls from the ignorant, while the secret society of lawyers meant to protect mankind from demons has gone corrupt and seek to abuse their power for nefarious purposes. Now, Simon works with a demon huntress and a sorcerer to help those who want to escape a soured Deal with the Devil, debating and fighting both Amoral Attorneys and the hungering legions of the abyss.
- Black-and-Grey Morality: People and Monsters are found on both sides of the human-demon conflict:
- The demon predators con humans into signing an unwinnable contract, so they can devour their souls or torture them for eternity. Some demons are also eager to commit cannibalism on their fellow demons.
- The human contractors perform mass human sacrifices so they can trap desperately starving demons, and then vivisect them or enslave them entirely.
- Some humans are willing to sign a Deal with the Devil to get justice, some demons only feast on humans because they'll starve to death if they don't.
- The Eight-Eyed One wants to get revenge on the people who tortured and murdered her human host, and reform the corrupted demon laws that allow all of the above to go unchecked. Unfortunately, she has an addiction to high-quality souls.
- Blind Without 'Em: At one point, he can see without them but not read, but at a different point he can't see this without them. Although he is hungover and newly awake at the time.
- Deal with the Devil - The usual suspects. The problem isn't mainly Loophole Abuse, it's that the demons constantly break their own laws to get what they want.
- Demon Lords And Arch Devils: Fiends get status according to how strong their pillar of souls is. Isaac's hostfiend calls himself a "prince amongst princes".
- Arch-devils grow in power as they develop new body parts, typically eyes. Amputating one of these parts weakens them dramatically, but decreases their dietary requirements.
- Domestic Abuse: Mia in this arc.
- Simon was also abused by his mother. She even killed her other son in front of him.
- Dramatically Missing the Point: June, here, although she is partly right.
- Fingore: The Eight-Eyed one eats two of Simon's fingers for a penalty in demon court.
- Loophole Abuse: Demon Contracts have loopholes used for and against them.
- Morton's Fork: If Simon doesn't defeat 99 demons/devils before the two years is up, Isaac will die. If he does, Isaac's hostfiend gets Simon's soul.
- The Oath-Breaker: In order to cross into the human world, demons must accept their rulers' Demon Laws. Demons who have been proven to break the Demon Laws become temporary 'outlaws'. This doesn't kill them, but it stuns them with binding scripts and makes them temporarily mortal - as in, killable by a puny human with a baseball bat.
- Demons who are found guilty of oath-breaking in a demonic court of law are eaten alive.
- Protective Charm: The garter they are hunting in this arc. Doubles with Ancient Artifact, as it's from the Nibelung tale.
- Raging Stiffie - Both Isaac and Simon in the most recent bonus comic.
- Really 700 Years Old: Isaac is 300+ but appears to be a teenager. Makes him the Older Sidekick.
- Wham Episode: The Eight-Eyed One reveals she was the inspiration of Jesus Christ (or some other obscure greco-roman sage), and was actually a fusion between a human woman and a demon. They created laws that would balance the human and demon worlds, but were betrayed by both sides for not favoring one over the other, and then mutilated and crucified. As their grand plan for vengeance, they seek to kill everyone upholding the masquerade and rewrite the laws to fix the exploits.