"This is a story about the struggle for peace and the search for something precious that has been lost for over a thousand years. Six young people, with the help of the ancient weapons that chose them, must work together to solve a millennial mystery before they too become lost."
Under the Aegis is a fantasy webcomic about a team of Chosen Ones from across the world coming together to navigate their new political responsibilities, relationships to one another, and mysterious threats to their lives. It can be read on Line Webtoon.
Tropes included in this work:
- Apparently Human Merfolk: Nen and the rest of the Thalassans are this.
- Asexuality: Nen and Shiloh are both implied to be asexual within the comic, and it's confirmed on the author's blog (they're biromantic and aromantic, respectively).
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Between Sam and Sienna.
- Bickering Couple, Peaceful Couple: Sam and Sienna are the Bickering Couple to Mattie and Dorian's Peaceful Couple.
- Blind Seer: Shiloh.
- Birds of a Feather: Nen and Gawain, appropriately.
- Bird People: Gawain and the rest of the Eidens are this.
- BrotherSister Incest: Cyrus' grandfather forced his own son and daughter to marry each other to keep the bloodline pure (a condition necessary for the children to inherit their powers). This later led Cyrus' father to suicide, which caused additional trauma to Cyrus and his mother. Was it really worth it, old man?
- Childhood Friends: Nen and Gawain.
- Crush Blush: Almost everyone gets one at some point or another, with the exception of Shiloh.
- Evil Wears Black: The bad guys wear black uniforms complete with full-cover hoods. If that doesn't sound fetishy enough, they also get strung up and whipped when they fail, and they beg for it.
- Interspecies Friendship: All the wielders come from different races. Their original purpose is to promote harmony between the races.
- Legacy of the Chosen: The wielders' powers have been passed down through their weapons for many generations.
- Love-Interest Traitor: Cyrus, Argus' partner. It turns out everything was staged from the beginning.
- MayflyDecember Romance: Mattie and Dorian, due to Dorian being Moonborn and therefore having a significantly expanded lifespan.
- Older Than They Look: Dorian, due to being a Moonborn.
- Sleep Cute: Nen and Gawain get these frequently.
- Spare to the Throne: Nen occasionally refers to himself as this.
- Spring Cleaning Fever: Mattie snaps and forces everyone to help her clean.
- The Chosen Many: There are seven wielders.
- Title Drop: During Councilwoman Allura's speech in Ep.13.
- Weakened by the Light: Dorian, as he is a Moonborn.
- "You!" Exclamation: Said by Mattie at the end of Ep.79 when she finds out about Cyrus's betrayal.