Maxi Bonne (Concept #1)

This battle-hardened seraph’s efforts of protecting the City of Angels have earned her a seat on the Heaven’s Door as the Goddess of War. Consisting of two other extraordinary beings, this trio is in charge of keeping their hometown in tip-top shape (unlike Maxi’s beaten-up mace).

Maxi’s pride took a mighty blow the day a seemingly weak imp from the underworld overwhelmed the entire city. If it weren’t for the courage of Shelbie, her hometown would surely have fallen into ruin.

As Shelbie’s mentor and close friend, Maxi was sad to hear of her departure after the incident, but vowed to train even harder than before to keep the City of Angels safe in her absence.

Maxi’s parting gift to Shelbie—one of her cross-shaped earrings—is worn proudly around her neck. A small reminder to never let her guard down, and that the Heaven’s Door are always watching over her, no matter what kind of trouble Lacie gets her into.

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Nipit’s Needle

Unlike most Imps, who have a single chunk of magical Impicite somewhere on their body, Simpkin’s arms are embedded with tiny shards of the stuff, which he uses to inject his opponents with a temporary yet incredibly strong charm spell.

This spell causes Simpkin’s crush to fall deeply in love with the first imp they lay eyes upon. Unfortunately for them, it’s usually Simpkin himself. Unfortunately for Simpkin, this temporary spell always wears off at the worst possible time, giving him little to no chance of escaping the following beating once his mind-broken mark snaps back to reality (ope, there goes gravity).

As of now, only one of Simpkin’s victims has failed to fall for his illusion: Shelbie. Instead of locking eyes with the pubescent pervert himself, Lacie was the first imp to come into her field of vision after waking up from one of Simpkin’s passionate projectiles. This resulted in a very intimate moment between the two, much to Lacie’s dismay.

Some would argue Shelbie dodged a bullet, while others wish I would stop writing stupid gun puns and get back to drawing instead.

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Simpkin Liquorice (Concept #1)

Nicknamed “Simp” after his borderline creepy fetish for seraphs, this pubescent imp has the ability to charm anyone with a single loving blast from his magically enhanced Impicite bullets. Once firmly embedded into the skull of his crush, these blue-tinted gemstones force his unfortunate victim to fall head over heels in love with the first imp they lay eyes upon.

Simpkin was the second member of the Liquorice lineage dispatched to bring Lacie’s butt back to the underworld. He was also the first to almost succeed if it weren’t for Shelbie, the last victim to fall for one of Simpkin’s heartfelt headshots.

After literally taking a bullet for another white-haired imp, Shelbie awoke to discover a new-found love for Lacie instead of Simpkin, who was too busy getting his face pummelled into the ground by the rest of Lacie’s creeped out crew.

After giving up on pursuing Lacie and friends, Simpkin spends most of his days cosplaying as a seraph in hopes that he can get an angelic girlfriend the legit way.

So, never.

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Bucket of Dolts #2

With the appearance of Katje— the Liquorice lineage’s spunky little alchemist—life has gotten pretty hectic for Lacie and friends. Luckily for them, Katje has already used up two of her nine lives, succumbing to Lacie’s deceptive yarn ball and Shelbie’s loving choke hold.

Only seven more battles to go!

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