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Sapphire is a series of Web Serial Novels written by SpyHunter89 on his Deviant ART page. The chapters may be viewed here. The first episode was released in 2007, with the second carrying over into 2008. The third episode began in 2009, and is currently ongoing.

Sapphire is essentially Spy Fiction; the stories are set during the Cold War; more specifically, the late 1970s and 80s. But instead of regular Russians, the antagonists (and some of the minor protagonists) have Psychic Powers.

Tropes used in Sapphire include:


 Alec: Why is it that whenever you talk in French, it sounds cuter?

Elodie: Well, I know they say French is the language of love...

Alec: ...Then I guess they were right.

    • Chapters 8-9 of Episode III are set to break that record...
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Almost happened. Even after Boris killed Ivanka after promising Alec would be spared, he proceeds to kill Alec as well. He is saved, however, when his friend Andrew pulls a little Deus Ex Machina.
    • Turns out it was senseless after all. You can imagine Alec's surprise when he saw Boris alive two years later.
  • Shameless Self Promotion: the author himself started this page.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Elodie Duchamp's first name was originally written without the accent mark. However, after the author did some research and learned that there is a French name with the accent mark but not without, it has been retconned as such. The only reason it's not written like that on This Very Wiki is because the accented 'E' gets corrupted to 'É'.
  • Spy Fiction: Martini, more so in Episode III than the first two. With eye of newt.
  • Suck My Rose: Boris's 'Blood Rose' attack. Which involves killing the victim by teleporting it into his/her heart.
  • Tall, Dark and Bishoujo: Khina Sabiri (although her hair is in a ponytail, and is medium-length besides) and Morgana Rubanenko.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome: Boris.
  • Tear Jerker: When Boris kills Ivanka.
  • The Baroness: Khina and (more so) Morgana both fall into the Sexpot flavor of this trope.
  • The Seventies: Episode I takes place mainly in 1978.
  • The Unpronounceable: Alec has trouble pronouncing Khina's name in the Episode I bonus chapter, since the glottal 'kh' sound does not occur in (American) English.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Boris married Khina during the events of Episode II.
  • Unwanted Harem: It's not his harem, but Alec refuses to fall for the advances of Khina and the other girls.
  • Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him: Averted by Alec. After their first few encounters, his way of greeting Boris involves shooting him in the head. It never works. It even gets lampshaded: "You should have learned by now, that will never work on me... Comrade Alec." "Always worth a try."
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Elodie Duchamp.
  • Yaoi Guys: Nikolai and Boris. Nikolai was even a Wholesome Crossdresser as a kid.
  • You Fail the IQ Test: In Chapter 0 of the first episode, Nina Rubanenko is described as having an IQ of 5000.