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  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Tuls - is his residence a tragically romantic testament to his love for Ranunculae? Or is it a Room Full of Crazy fit for a stalker? Maggie seems to think it's the latter.
    • Maggie - is she just a selfish, self-absorbed jerk or a Broken Bird with reasons to lash out? While some see her as the latter, often citing a Word of God statement that confirms she's meant to be seen that way, other fans see her as the former.
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  • Awesome Art: Most readers can agree that the comic's art is gorgeous.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Maggie, given her self-interested behavior and how she treats Ava. While it's heavily implied she has a good reason for disliking Ava, fan opinion ranges on whether she's a Jerkass Woobie or a Jerk with a Heart of Jerk. Many fans stopped taking kindly to her, however, once Maggie called Ava pathetic for having feelings for her and refused to back Ava's explanations regarding Wrathia, the Demons, and Titan, even going as far as to make Ava out to be a liar.
  • Creepy Awesome: All the demons, really, (with the possible exception of Tuls) but especially Pedri, who's terrifying but also just looks so damn cool.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: Despite the supposed point of the story being Ava helping Wrathia reunite the demons together to take on TITAN, readers have pointed out that despite everything nobody likes Ava at all (some fans even consider it to be increasingly contrived) and she is no closer to even getting one person on her side after several years worth of pages making her quest seem pointless. Her recent moral event horizon moment has done little to help the fandom's apathy. Possibly mitigated by the fact that the story so far has only taken place over the course of a couple days.
    • The fanbase is again upset, largely because of Maggie's treatment of Ava post-pact potion, with some even pointing out that Maggie, more than anyone, should have understood what happened to Ava. Others suggest it falls into What an Idiot! territory.
  • Draco in Leather Pants:
    • Wrathia, despite abusing Ava for years and having no remorse for such.
    • Maggie to a lesser degree. The author herself stated that Maggie is much more sympathetic.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Merita, Crow's girlfriend. She is not only an amazingly sweet cute girl who is responsible for being Crow's Cuteness Proximity, she also composes one of the few characters of the entire comic to not have tried murdering, torturing or attacking anyone.
  • Fandom-Specific Plot: What If? scenarios of each one of the characters with swapped demons, particularly, Pride!Ava is quite popular.
  • Fans Prefer the New Her: After Ava drank a Pact Potion and underwent a drastic transformation, large parts of the fandom highly approved of their new appearance.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Ava and Odin, known as Flaming Arrow. Maggie/Ava and Odin/Gil are also popular as gay ships.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: You know that bottle of booze TITAN gives all of his potential followers? The one that Maggie scarfed down like it was going out of style? It was poisoned, possibly from all the muscle relaxants and sedatives that Ava finds at the TITAN base later on. Maggie inadvertently saved Gil's life.
  • Genius Bonus: In Wrathia's Plan, the demons' hands are in Sign Language or akin to it.
    • Pedri seems to be signing "Jail."
    • Tuls seems to be signing "Love."
    • Nevy seems to be signing "Baby."
  • Ho Yay:
    • The accidental sort here. Lampshaded by Odin shortly afterwards.
    • Gil's reaction to seeing an "old friend," which may imply something, considering the consistent lack thereof to Maggie's advances, which aren't entirely subtle.
      • Gil's confirmed by Word of Gay and Ava as bi. She was also recently confirmed to have a crush on Maggie in-comic.
  • Idiosyncratic Ship Naming: Ava/Odin is known as Flaming Arrow, and Ava/Maggie as Forest Fire.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Maggie, according to Word of God.
    • This is Wrathia, to some fans.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Editing Pedri zipping his face open to reveal a meme (for example, a real gorilla) underneath.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • Wrathia being a Rules Lawyer in order to get out of keeping her end of the deal, for those who felt she hadn't crossed it before that point.
    • Ava after she slaughters dozens of followers who were merely civilians. To be fair, she is mad with power at the moment. In the end, a bit subverted, as Ava feels bad about what happened, and knows what she did was wrong.
    • The Gates to Paradise. Consider that Strategos Six pretty much emotionally manipulated Ava and picked her out deliberately, knowing she was trying to get away. Consider what it does to people, and suddenly, you realize that they had some darker intentions when picking Ava.
  • Ship Mates: The ones who pair Ava and Maggie will almost always pair Gil and Odin as well.
  • Shocking Moments: Through the roof as of this update, where Nevy recognizes Wrathia and remembers her past before collapsing into sea foam, and Gil becomes so angry he ruins Ava's pact book and slaps her, shattering half of her Limbo Lenses.
  • Uncanny Valley: Ava's right, all the people staring at on her in this image are rather unnerving.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Michelle has stated that Maggie is not a bitch, but someone troubled, who is sad and angry. However, some fans think that it hasn't been given them yet enough material to sympathize with her as this has yet to be translated into the comic, given her actions throughout. For the most part, she's perceived by fans to just be a huge bitch that is angry at people who have nothing to do with her problems. That being said, it should be noted that the events of the comic take course over the span of one day, leaving very little time for her to develop in universe.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The movies, but especially page 1546's, where Strategos Six and Wrava face off.
  • Win Back the Crowd:
    • With base breaking going on for most of the 2014 summer over lack of LGBT representation, the reveal that Crow had a girlfriend was met quite well.
    • The hiatus from 2015 to 2016 had been met with a lot of discontent. The little updates that came out—though infrequent—really wowed the audience.
  • What an Idiot!:
    • Wrathia has taken a potion to implant her soul into the next living being that comes into existence. Unfortunately for her, she gets put into a weak human child. Wrathia's plan at this point is to convince the child, Ava, to make a pact to get what she wants.
      You'd Expect: For Wrathia to explain to Ava the details of a pact and attempt to convince her to make one by saying that she could get Ava something desirable as well.
      Instead: While Wrathia states that she did tell Ava these details, a later panel shows that she tried to convince Ava by simply making her write the word "pact" over and over again.
      You'd Also Expect: For Wrathia to make an attempt to be cordial with her host, as that would greatly aid in convincing her to make a pact.
      Instead: Wrathia resorts to making Ava's life miserable by preventing her from making friends, causing her to lash out at everyone, and attempting to drive Ava to suicide.
      As A Result: Wrathia has to wait 15 years to even start enacting her plan since Ava was unaware of what a pact was and what Wrathia wanted, and almost fails when Ava nearly refuses to make a pact out of sheer spite for what Wrathia has done.
    • Maggie's characterization has been accused of this, with many pointing out she should have been able to recognize that Ava took a pact-potion, or at the very least that Ava has been harassed by a demon much like she has. Others suggest that Tuls' submissive nature made pact making an easier process for Maggie, and therefore she wouldn't have been able to recognize it in Ava.
  • The Woobie:
    • Gil. Watching your home planet be ravaged by Silent Scavengers and dying from horrific injuries will do that to you. This gets even worse with the revelation that TITAN caused this to happen to ensure loyalty among his subjects.
      • And then there was the fact that he spent years training to be a doctor, only for his class to register him as a medical janitor. All those years, hopes, and dreams were wasted.
      • Though the latter is kinda moot, only because Ava destroyed the building before Gil could learn his placement. Now he's just standing in the ruins of a building belonging to the organization he put complete trust and faith into, watching innocent people die, and then learns that the person responsible is someone he personally brought there.
    • Oh dear God, Ava. Having a demon who has constantly tried to kill her and caused her to have zero friends, as well as hints of suicidal depression from Ava? It's a miracle she's even alive.
    • Before he became a demon, Tuls was a guard serving a Princess that he fell in love with. His side of the pact involves seeing her one final time and finally confessing his feelings. Even if that means he will be rejected. Being the demon of Maggie certainly adds to the woobie factor as well.
    • Odin fares little better. His home planet's sun collapsed into a black hole, dooming the planet if he can't find a way to fix it. The one family member he had a good relationship with went missing and one of the few ways he could track her down got broken; the rest of his family sees him as useless, with his older brother using the mission to save his sun as leverage for information on his sister's whereabouts and his other sisters constantly mocking him and leaving him for dead at the Titan HQ, and his demon psychologically tortures him in an attempt to drive him to suicide.

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