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Webcomic / Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki

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Never send a man to do a girl's job... unless you change him into a girl first.

"Repeat after me: Despite what magical girl anime has taught me, the monster does not go down with the first strike."
Hermod, Messenger of the Gods

Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki is a webcomic by Kittyhawk that began in 2002. A shameless parody of the Magical Girl genre, it follows Kanazuchi Yuuki, a male middle school student who's been hit with a Gender Bender and now must fight evil with a phallic-shaped smiting hammer in the hopes of getting his/her manhood back. It ain't no Sailor Moon, that's for sure.

Kittyhawk attributes her art style to Japanese mangaka group CLAMP and American cartoonists like Tex Avery. The comic is updated infrequently, but provides a whole episode with each update. Updates news about convention tours and merchandise far more frequently, if you're interested! (Although Kittyhawk has also started to do semi-regular sketch parties, so there's that.) Now has a Character Page in much need of help. Please make sure to add character tropes there instead.

A mirror of the comic can be found here.

The comic provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Big "NO!": When Yuuki discovers he's now a woman full-time.
  • Bilingual Bonus: For one thing, those runes on Yuuki's belt? That's a contraceptive spell. Never mentioned or used in the comic. Word of God is this was unintentional but funny - the runes were supposed to signify things about Yuuki corresponding to their associated meanings.
  • Black Comedy Rape: Ah Freya. Ripping off Yuki's clothing and putting a finger up his/"her" skirt.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Loki does this once- "Excuse me, but for the sake of the viewers, can we make this battle not last 50 billion pages like the wolves battle?"
  • Buffy Speak: On a scale of one to bad... that's pretty fucked up.
  • Butch Lesbian: Otsana especially the part where she almost kissed Shebi
  • Clothing Damage:
    • Loki's preferred attack.
    • Also happens during Yuuki's battle with Freya in this strip, leading to a bit of unwanted contact from Freya, and again much later to Otsana after Yuuki (who is possibly Not Himself at the time) makes the ribbons on his uniform ensnare her and start absorbing her "armor".
  • Destructo-Nookie: Two frost giants fall to the ground with amorous intentions. Cut to a nearby location where someone is screaming "Earthquake!"
  • Deus ex Machina: The "I Can't Go To School Looking Like A Girl!" problem is solved by one. It is then lampshaded by Hermod.
    • Events in Edda 13 suggest that this may be a very literal example, seeing that one of the students there is reporting directly to Loki about Yuuki.
  • Dirty Old Man: Loki, a pervert and one of oldest beings in existence, probably qualifies.
  • Disappeared Dad: Yuuki, whose father is constantly away on business
  • Drop the Hammer: Yuuki's weapon. Thor is trying to teach him to use it properly. Otsana uses a club, which is sorta related.
  • Dynamic Entry: Freya and HOW.
  • E.T. Gave Us Wi-Fi: Okay, not exactly aliens, but Hermod did inspire people to develop better ways of communication, due to being tired from having to run around delivering messages all the time.
  • Eyelid Pull Taunt: Done by Hermod in this page, to Freya.
    So goodbye, and Fuck You!
  • Fangirl, Fan Boy: Chiaki and Yuuki for magical girls, though Yuuki might be a male Fangirl.
  • Fanservice: Looooooooaaaaaads of it. Hell, it'd be easier to list what isn't Fanservice. A quick look through indicates a ratio of around three fanservicey pages to one non-fanservicey page.
  • First Law of Gender Bending: When Hermod tells Yuuki he can't undo the gender bending.
  • Frilly Upgrade: Lampshaded. This is possibly a reference/in-joke to the fact that Fenris was contained, not by chains (he broke them all), but by a magic ribbon. Therefore, mythology in-joke.
    • Foreshadowing: Yuuki's rather squick-y costume manipulation involving his ribbon.
  • Fun Size: The giant bull that Yuuki fights in the beginning. Is now a cute little critter, barely bigger than a house cat.
  • Fun T-Shirt: Guess which norse god is depicted at one point with a t-shirt saying "Lightning, Fuck yeah!"?
  • Le Parkour: Chiaki briefly demonstrates it when she runs toward Yuuki and clears a fence without slowing down.
  • Mister Seahorse: In a nod to the original legends, Slepnir always calls Loki 'Mommy', much to the Trickster God's embarrassment.
  • Missing Mom: Yuuki never knew his/"her" mother
  • Most Common Super Power: Virtually mandatory for a Magical Girl, much to Yuuki's embarassment. And since Kittyhawk draws a lot of fanservice one-offs, it's abundantly clear that Yuuki's breasts are just... plain... enormous. Monica enormous. Power Girl enormous.
  • Naked Apron: A variant — a leather blacksmith/engineering apron (instead of a frilly cooking apron). Used in the store to advertise the new DIY USB archives.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Yuuki attempts to defeat Otsana by using his magic ribbons to snare her club and fling her. Unfortunately, it fails spectacularly. Ouch.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Yuuki turning the attack around on Otsana, then flinging her naked and powerless at Shebi's onslaught of magic missiles.
  • Noodle Incident: This.
  • The Nudifier: It seems that a Valkyrie's power and her costume are one and the same.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Inverted, in a way. Yuuki in-narrative is never quite comfortable with his/her gender change. However, Kittyhawk has also talked about "Promo Yuuki", the side of Yuuki that appears in pictures and promotional materials; she is a proud booth babe with little to no nudity taboo, who embraces her role as Ms. Fanservice. (And is apparently a bit of a diva, if OOC Shebi and Otsana are to be believed.)
  • On a Scale from One to Ten: Thor rates a bad situation in an unusual way.
    On a scale of one to bad, this is pretty fucked up.
  • Palette Swap: The two ex-Valkyries in the "Love and War" sidestory are Yuuki and Chiaki with different clothes and, in the case of Yuuki, red hair.
  • Parental Abandonment: Yuuki, in the classic anime/manga tradition of totally unsupervised adolescence.
  • Pixellation: The latest comics have been using this for Otsana. However this Trope is averted at the same time as there is an option available to get rid of it.