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I'm not a hero... I'm a scientist

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It's been hundreds of years since the first super human appeared and since then the world has been fascinated by these individuals with amazing powers. Suzanne Incirrina was an aspiring marine biologist until the fateful day she mutated to have four extra octopus-like arms. Now she is going to be catapulted into the chaos and drama of the super hero world.The first of a four-part series of webcomics, Surprising Octeal is a superhero webcomic following a young woman with octopus powers training to be a hero and find a cure for "Power Madness", an ailment that largely seems to affect multi-limbed super's like her. The comic has been quietly updating in the corners of Webtoon and Tapas every Wednesday.


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Surprising Octeal provides examples of:

  • Academy of Adventure: The York facility for training heroes is described as, "sort of like a university campus".
  • Foreshadowing: Pops up here and there.
    • Mentions of some event called "The Twins" appear sporadically in the comic, no mention of what they are.
    • Character profiles shown on the comic seem to provide hints at major developement for the characters such as Kimiko being afraid to show off her body for some reason.
    • Some characters have shown up then seemingly don't get mentioned again despite seeming to be important, like a Knight Hero the tags refer to as the dissolving knight and a scary woman in military garb just called "Al". A character named Klipspringer has also been mention.
  • Badass Bookworm: Suzanne was a near graduate of marine biology and, if you ignore the tentacles, not super threatening appearance-wise. But then you stop ignoring the tentacles and you remember she could probably throw you half way across the city.
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  • Combat Tentacles: Suzanne's power and a defining part of the comic.
  • Hartman Hips: Suzanne skirts the line a bit. Judge for yourself.
  • Luminescent Blush: Suzanne says she isn't really interested in boys. Her cheeks tell a different story.
  • No Cartoon Fish: The author seems to stylize everything in his distinctive way... except for all of the aquatic creatures, ironically enough.
  • Meaningful Name: Several of the characters seem to have surnames that allude to them somehow. Kimiko's last name tranlates to "Sting Fairy" and Lina's last name relates to fires. But of course the most blunt seems to be Suzanne's last name Incirrina, which is simply one of the scientific names for octopus.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Casey was a former male model and doesn't seem too shy about it.
  • Ms. Fanservice: While not a model, Lina seems all to willing to dress provacatively and is a shameless flirt.
  • Scary Teeth: Suzanne's transformation seems to have given her something akin to shark's teeth.
    • Creator's Note
      "In these early less action-y days we sometimes need to be reminded that Suzanne has a mouth full of terrifying monster teeth."
  • Shout-Out: The writer seems fond of these.

Sometimes, bad or good, change WILL happen, and you should be humble enough to accept it when it does...

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