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Webcomic / The Savage Sword of Sharona

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Sharona! The name strikes fear (and other emotions) in the hearts of men! Defender of the oppressed, protector of the weak, and seriously hot babe, Sharona battles the forces of evil and always comes out on top!
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The Savage Sword of Sharona is a comic series by John Harrington. It follows the adventures of the eponymous character, who is a female warrior. The comic is updated every Monday and can be read here. So far, five stories are available:

  • Tale 1: Queen for a Day
  • Tale 2: Call of Cucuthulhu
  • Tale 3: The Throne of Games
  • Tale 4: Blood Moon Rising
  • Tale 5: The Lying Game

This series provides examples of:

  • Asshole Victim: Sharlatin was this as he was an abusive master to his slave girl. Engorgia, who stabbed him to death. When Engorgia loses control of the Kharnivors that she commanded, they proceed to devour her.
  • Barbarian Hero: Sharona
  • Chainmail Bikini: To the point of absurdity, even by this trope's standards. Sharona is clad in her first story in pirate style boots, a single band around one thigh, a chainmail g-string, metal nipple pasties, a double bracelet and an upper arm band on one arm and a single vambrace on her sword arm. It's no exaggeration to say that around 90% of her skin is completely unprotected.
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  • Eldritch Abomination: Downplayed; Cucuthulhu may very well be a higher-dimensional being, but is a little, green, octopus-looking dude with a frat boy's sense of humor.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Engorgia. From an abused slave girl to a controller of monsters who hunger after human flesh. Also deconstructed as Engorgia never learned how the Eye of Mezmera worked. The moment she lost it, she returns to being a nobody. This quickly led to her death.
  • Gag Boobs: Both Sharona and Engorgia have ridiculously oversized bosoms.
  • Good Samaritan: Sharona stops to help an unconscious traveler who's about to be devoured by the Kharnivors. Subverted when it's revealed that he was an ex-tyrant who was Sharona's target of capture, to be returned to his former kingdom.
    • Double subverted when she reveals that she was hired by the people whose lives he ruined to capture him so he can be sent back to the kingdom he destroyed to face justice and she turns down the promised reward in addition to giving back the money he stole from them.
      • ... and triple subverted when she is shown moments later to have kept the mind control gem she took off Engorgia's crown.
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  • Heroic Build: The traveler is built like Conan.
  • History Repeats: The Eye of Mezmera going missing after its owner was killed. Except that this time, Sharona actually took possession of the gem.
  • Hoist By Her Own Petard: Engorgia's ultimate fate.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: The Kharnivors and their "queen", Engorgia.
  • Irony: Engorgia hates her master, but dies an Undignified Death just like him.
  • Keep the Reward: Sharona refuses a reward after she apprehends the traveller (who was a tyrant) and returns him to his former kingdom. Subverted when it is revealed that she had already received a reward from a different source: the Eye of Mezmera.
  • King Incognito: ex-king, to be precise. The traveller was a former king who fled with his treasure after he was overthrown.
  • Mind-Control Device: The Eye of Mezmera.
  • No Name Given: The traveler's name is not given.
  • Shrouded in Myth: The late Sharlatin the Great was known in public as a powerful wizard who crafted the Eye of Mezmera. As his slave girl, Engorgia knew that this was a lie. Sharlatin was merely a wannabe magician and won the gem in a rigged card game. Bonus points for his Meaningful Name.
  • Undignified Death: Sharlatin was found stabbed to death on the floor of his bedroom by his slave girl. Engorgia was devoured by the Kharnivors which she used to control.

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