Star of Destiny is a webcomic created by Andrew "Drew" Byrne, starting in 2007. It is written by Drew and drawn by Cathy Lau. It follows the life of Skye McCloud, a believed messianic wanderer, and his girlfriend, Star Yunai. Designed to be similar to a japanese manga, the story is an adventure/fantasy story designed to carry a serious tone to it with some jokes and laughs to not make everything too emo. Unlike most webcomics, it is not designed to have each comic be self-contained but rather require multiple pages like traditional comics.
List of Chapters:
- I Am Skye McCloud: Home Sweet Home
- Beginning of a Tale: Good-Times Montage, With Great Power Comes Great Insanity, Insane Equals Violent
- The Sorceress of Taerol: Shirtless Scene, Covered with Scars, Male Gaze, The Villain Makes the Plot
- The Locket: Happily Adopted, Half-Human Hybrid, Spy Catsuit, The Napoleon, Tragic Keepsake
- What Eyes Can Tell
- Awkward Meetings
- Of Hope and Fear
- The Hunt
Tropes used include:
- Animesque: The comic is designed to be a manga, even being read from right to left. As such, the art style was intended to be animesque.
- Attack Hello: Leon makes his grand debut by trying to kill Star.
- Chosen One: The Zatei actually call Skye "The Chosen One", though the exact purpose of this is unknown.
- Innocent Innuendo: When Star jumps Skye.
- Longing Look: After Star finally comments on Skye's name, the two share a moment.
- Mood Whiplash: Star jumps between sad and angry way too fast.
- Obviously Evil: Seriously, first Leon attacks someone, then he gives this grin! Of course Leon is dang evil!
- Open the Iris: They're anime-style characters. The sizes of their irises/pupils can change with their emotions... well, usually.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Star jokes about making bread with lime juice. In a later short, Star actually makes some, which Skye loves.
- White Magic: Though it's not called white magic specifically, we see the use of healing spells.