History Characters / SoundHorizon

1st Jul '16 1:15:35 PM Anddrix
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In short, Michèle is Sound Horizon's number one [[BaseBreaker source of debate]], with fans driving themselves nuts trying to find out what the ''hell'' her role really is in the Sound Horizon universe. Regardless of whether she is ''the'' [[{{God}} God]] of the whole Sound Horizon universe, the Black Chronicle itself, or is actually [[RageAgainstTheAuthor manipulating Revo's own story]], [[MindScrew making your head ache]] from creating [[WildMassGuessing such theories as these]] is [[FridgeBrilliance exactly]] what she does to most characters [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou she interacted with inside the story world proper--]]trapping their minds inside a loop, making them sink deeper into a spiral of madness just to find out more about her. '''[[OhCrap Congrats]].'''

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In short, Michèle is Sound Horizon's number one [[BaseBreaker source of debate]], debate, with fans driving themselves nuts trying to find out what the ''hell'' her role really is in the Sound Horizon universe. Regardless of whether she is ''the'' [[{{God}} God]] of the whole Sound Horizon universe, the Black Chronicle itself, or is actually [[RageAgainstTheAuthor manipulating Revo's own story]], [[MindScrew making your head ache]] from creating [[WildMassGuessing such theories as these]] is [[FridgeBrilliance exactly]] what she does to most characters [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou she interacted with inside the story world proper--]]trapping their minds inside a loop, making them sink deeper into a spiral of madness just to find out more about her. '''[[OhCrap Congrats]].'''
28th Jun '16 6:28:08 AM lily-sally
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* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Aramary sang "Ori no Naka no Yuugi" and "Ori no Naka no Yuugi"--both of which are strewn with [[GratuitousFrench French words and phrases]] amidst its mostly Japanese lyrics--in a breathy, sensual voice.

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* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Aramary sang "Ori no Naka no Yuugi" and "Ori no Naka no Yuugi"--both of which are strewn with [[GratuitousFrench random French words and phrases]] amidst its mostly Japanese lyrics--in a breathy, sensual voice.



* MediumAwareness: A less comedic example--she is presumably aware that she is only a character in a story--which is probably why she likened her life to "being trapped in a cage"--and all of the crazy, scary schticks she committed in her songs may very well be her attempts to [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou escape into our world]].

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* MediumAwareness: A less comedic example--she non-comedic example: she is presumably aware that she is only a character in a story--which is probably why she likened her life to "being trapped in a cage"--and all of the crazy, scary schticks she committed in her songs may very well be her attempts to [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou escape into our world]].



* WalkingSpoiler: Bet nobody expected her cameo when ''Nein'' first came out.
* WomanInBlack: How REMI portrayed her in the live, complete with [[PrettyInMink an elegant mink accent]].

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* WalkingSpoiler: Bet nobody expected her cameo when ''Nein'' [[spoiler: ''Roman'' and ''Nein'']] first came out.
* WomanInBlack: How REMI portrayed her in the live, complete with [[PrettyInMink an elegant mink accent]].
white fur]].



The album's deuteragonist, the Masked Man's only, [[IllGirl sickly]] daughter. She is just about to reach the age of 8 when the album starts, yet is already on the verge of dying of a painful, incurable disease; [[ForWantOfANail her wishing for a picture book]] to her father would serve as the catalyst of the album's catastrophic plot.

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The album's deuteragonist, the Masked Man's only, [[IllGirl sickly]] sickly]], daughter. She is just about to reach the age of 8 when the album starts, yet is already on the verge of dying of from a painful, incurable disease; [[ForWantOfANail her wishing for a picture book]] to her father would serve as the catalyst of the album's catastrophic plot.



* ChildrenAreInnocent: Her appearance aside, she is actually no different from other little girls about her age, being very naive, ConstantlyCurious and all, showing absolutely no hint of malice whatsoever throughout her songs. In an ironic twist, the girls her father abducted all harbor incurable contempt for the world and have committed unforgivable sins.

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* ChildrenAreInnocent: Her appearance aside, she is actually no different from other little girls about her age, being very naive, ConstantlyCurious and all, showing absolutely no hint of malice whatsoever throughout her songs. In an ironic twist, the girls her father abducted all harbor incurable contempt for the world and have each committed unforgivable sins.sins in the name of love.



* CreepyChild: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. With her completely white hair, skin, clothes and blood-red eyes, it's only natural that you would be creeped out upon seeing her appearance on the cover at first, but once you listen to the music, you'll quickly discover that she's the [[TokenGoodTeammate the nicest character]] of the whole album.

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* CreepyChild: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. With her completely white hair, skin, clothes and blood-red eyes, it's only natural that you one would be creeped out upon seeing her appearance on the cover at first, but once you listen to the music, you'll quickly discover that she's the [[TokenGoodTeammate the nicest character]] of the whole album.



* LotusEaterMachine: [[spoiler: "El no Rakuen [->side:A->]".]] El's finally dead! Yay! It looks like she's finally in the paradise she's been dreaming of! Looks like the girl will get a happy ending with her dad[[spoiler:--huh? Wait--she heard somebody crying? Nobody cries in--huh? What's happening? Why are all the trees dying? Why is the sky suddenly turning dark? ''Isn't this what Hell was supposed to look like?'']]

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* LotusEaterMachine: [[spoiler: "El no Rakuen [->side:A->]".]] El's finally dead! Yay! It looks like she's finally in the paradise she's been dreaming of! Looks like the girl will get a happy ending with her dad[[spoiler:--huh? Wait--she heard somebody crying? Nobody cries in--huh? What's happening? Why are all the trees dying? Why is the sky suddenly turning dark? ''Isn't this what Hell was is supposed to look like?'']]



* MirthlessLaughter: [[spoiler: On the bonus track,]] she greets her dying father with a pained, weak laugh.
* MummiesAtTheDinnerTable: "Eru no Rakuen [-> side:E ->]" suggests that El has convinced herself that her father is still alive and carries on conversations with his dead body. Though, like so much about Sound Horizon, it's open to interpretation.

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* MirthlessLaughter: [[spoiler: On In the bonus track,]] she greets her dying father with a pained, weak laugh.
* MummiesAtTheDinnerTable: "Eru "El no Rakuen [-> side:E ->]" suggests that El has convinced herself that her father is still alive and carries on conversations with his dead body. Though, like so much about Sound Horizon, it's open to interpretation.



* CoolMask: His mask undoubtedly adds several points of coolness to his appearance. [[spoiler: It's so cool and badass, Michèle Malebranche takes it and makes it a collection of her antique shop in ''Nein'', presumably after his death.]]

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* CoolMask: His mask undoubtedly adds several points of coolness to his appearance. [[spoiler: It's so cool and badass, Michèle Malebranche takes it and makes it a collection of her antique shop in ''Nein'', presumably after his death.''Nein''.]]



* FromBadToWorse: Upon his death, he becomes a vengeful ghost abducting young girls to hell, all because he ''thinks'' they bear a resemblance to his real daughter. [[spoiler: It does nothing but make her fail to be inducted into paradise and cast into hell just like him.]]
* KickTheDog: In the live performance of El's Scales, at the beginning of the song, he's after money, and he sees two injured people on the street. So does he simply mug them quickly and demand the money? No... he sneaks up behind them and freaking '''takes one of the injured people's crutches and beats him half to death with it''' before taking their money. Really, there had to be a slightly less... destructive way of achieving the same ends.

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* FromBadToWorse: Upon his death, he becomes a vengeful ghost abducting young girls to hell, all because he ''thinks'' they bear a resemblance to his real daughter. [[spoiler: It does nothing but make her fail to be inducted into paradise and cast into hell just like with him.]]
* KickTheDog: In the live performance of El's Scales, "El no Tenbin", at the beginning of the song, he's after money, and he sees two injured people on the street. So does he simply mug them quickly and demand the money? No... he sneaks up behind them and freaking '''takes one of the injured people's crutches and beats him half to death with it''' before taking their money. Really, there had to be a slightly less... destructive way of achieving the same ends.
27th Jun '16 5:45:07 AM lily-sally
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[[caption-width-right:226:''Am I dead? Is this the paradise? Or maybe just me? No matter, for I will continue working my hardest! As I always do, daddy!'']]

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[[caption-width-right:226:''Am I dead? Is this the paradise? Or maybe just me? No Am I imagining things? I do not understand--but no matter, for I will continue working my hardest! hardest, daddy! As I always do, daddy!'']]
do!'']]
27th Jun '16 5:42:19 AM lily-sally
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[[caption-width-right:226:''Am I dead? Is this the paradise? No matter, for I will continue working my hardest! As I always do, daddy!'']]

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[[caption-width-right:226:''Am I dead? Is this the paradise? Or maybe just me? No matter, for I will continue working my hardest! As I always do, daddy!'']]
27th Jun '16 5:38:17 AM lily-sally
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* DisappearedDad: Like many fairytale heroines, her father is conveniently dead by the time the song starts. To be fair, in her case, he isn't completely forgotten, and is in fact her main source of motivation throughout the storyline. [[spoiler: It's been a popular theory for a long time that her father is none other than Idolfried Ehrenberg.]]

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* DisappearedDad: Like many fairytale heroines, her father is conveniently dead by the time the song story starts. To be fair, in her case, he isn't completely forgotten, and is in fact her main source of motivation throughout the storyline.plot. [[spoiler: It's been a popular theory for a long time that her father is none other than Idolfried Ehrenberg.]]
27th Jun '16 5:35:04 AM lily-sally
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[[quoteright:226:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/stepdaughter.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:226:''Am I dead? Is this the paradise? No matter, for I will continue working my hardest! As I always do, daddy!'']]



* DisappearedDad: Like many fairytale heroines, her father is conveniently dead by the time the song starts. To be fair, in her case, he isn't completely forgotten, and is in fact her main source of motivation throughout the storyline.

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* DeathByFallingOver: She dies the same way her father did: falling into a well. In her case, it's because she is gullible enough to obey her stepmother's stupid order.
* DisappearedDad: Like many fairytale heroines, her father is conveniently dead by the time the song starts. To be fair, in her case, he isn't completely forgotten, and is in fact her main source of motivation throughout the storyline. [[spoiler: It's been a popular theory for a long time that her father is none other than Idolfried Ehrenberg.]]
* EvilLaugh: She sure is happy seeing her stepsister covered in pitch. [[spoiler: ''Which may perhaps be the darkened flesh of plague victims.'']]



* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: As a reward for her extraordinary diligence, Mother Hulda rewarded her with a shower of gold that gilded her entire body. By the time she came back home, she is excluded from all housework, which is now haphazardly done by her stepmother and stepsister. [[EpilepticTrees This could be because she is now a ghost and the two is feeling immensely guilty for having let her die because of their stupid prank.]]
* GreenEyes: Often depicted as having such in fanarts.



%%* NoNameGiven
%%* TheUnfavourite

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%%* NoNameGiven
%%* TheUnfavourite
* NoNameGiven: Which is why many fans call her "Idoko". A PunnyName that originates from [[DeathByFallingOver her death at the bottom of the well]] and a theory where [[spoiler: she is the daughter of '''Ido'''lfried Ehrenberg]].
* TheUnfavourite: There's no doubt that her foster family sees her as nothing more than a housemaid.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She has a phobia of wells after discovering her father died in one of them. [[KickTheDog Her stepmother forces her to dive into it anyway,]] just to retrieve ''a fricking spindle''.
27th Jun '16 5:07:42 AM lily-sally
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* DaddysGirl: She holds her [[dead DisappearedDad]] in the highest regard.

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* DaddysGirl: She holds her [[dead DisappearedDad]] [[DisappearedDad dead]] father in the highest regard.
27th Jun '16 5:06:23 AM lily-sally
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* {{Bishonen}}: Blonde, blue-eyed, flamboyant, and undoubtedly a rich prince. What's not to like?

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* {{Bishonen}}: Blonde, Blond, blue-eyed, flamboyant, and undoubtedly a rich prince. What's not to like?



* PeekABangs: Some fan artists depict their blonde hair like this.

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* PeekABangs: Some fan artists depict their blonde blond hair like this.



The fourth of the "seven dead princesses", and the protagonist of the song "Sei to Shi wo Wakatsu Kyōkai no Furuido".
* DaddysGirl: Complete with DisappearedDad who somehow died falling inside a well.
%%* GenkiGirl

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The fourth of the "seven dead princesses", and the protagonist of the song "Sei to Shi wo Wakatsu Kyōkai no Furuido".
Furuido". The daughter of a sailor, her father fell into a well and died in a very mysterious turn of events. Ever since then, she had to endure a mentally abusive domestic life as, practically, the indentured servant of her lazy, demanding, stepmother and stepsister.

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* DaddysGirl: Complete with DisappearedDad who somehow died falling inside She holds her [[dead DisappearedDad]] in the highest regard.
* DisappearedDad: Like many fairytale heroines, her father is conveniently dead by the time the song starts. To be fair, in her case, he isn't completely forgotten, and is in fact her main source of motivation throughout the storyline.
* GenkiGirl: She does hold
a well.
%%* GenkiGirl
certain degree of contempt towards her stepmother and stepsister, but putting that aside, she's an jumping, smiling ball of energy, eager to work as hard as possible.
27th Jun '16 4:24:33 AM lily-sally
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[[caption-width-right:300:''Neither a noblewoman of the house of Wettin nor a daughter of the seventh elector of Saxony, I am Elisabeth--a woman of my own.''[[note]]left: Elisabeth as a young woman. Right: Elisabeth as a girl.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:''Neither a noblewoman of the house of Wettin nor a daughter of the seventh elector of Saxony, I am Elisabeth--a woman of my own.own, who loves only you alone.''[[note]]left: Elisabeth as a young woman. Right: Elisabeth as a girl.[[/note]]]]
27th Jun '16 3:49:04 AM lily-sally
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!!The Blue Prince

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!!The Blue Prince & The Red Prince



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[[caption-width-right:235:''Just where on earth is my ideal bride?'']]

-->''"You, encased still within a glass, seemingly asleep yet dead, [[ILoveTheDead ah, is more beautiful than anyone else;]]''

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[[caption-width-right:235:''Just [[caption-width-right:283:''Just where on earth is my ideal bride?'']]

-->''"You, -->''[[ILoveTheDead (Blue)]] "You, encased still within a glass, seemingly asleep yet dead, [[ILoveTheDead ah, is more beautiful than anyone else;]]''else;''



The prince "destined" to Snow White by Märchen as an instrument for her revenge against her stepmother. He wanders the land searching for the "perfect" woman to marry, yet even though he loved all that came across his path, none of them seems to hold to his exact ideal. Except Snow White, whom he stumbles upon lying still in her coffin...

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The prince -->''[[DudeShesLikeInAComa (Red, as he is kissing Sleeping Beauty)]] "Thank you for the food."''

Two princes
"destined" to respectively for Snow White and Sleeping Beauty by Märchen as an instrument for her revenge against her stepmother. He wanders their revenge. They wander the land searching for the "perfect" woman to marry, yet even though he they loved all that came across his their path, none of them seems to hold to his their exact ideal. Except Snow White, whom he stumbles upon lying still in her coffin...
ideals, at least until they are led to the respective paths of the princesses...



* {{Bishonen}}: Blonde, blue-eyed, flamboyant, and clearly a prince. What's not to like?
* CreepyCoolCrosses: The bottom border of his cape and the top of his thigh-high boots are embroidered in these with gold.

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* {{Bishonen}}: Blonde, blue-eyed, flamboyant, and clearly undoubtedly a rich prince. What's not to like?
* CreepyCoolCrosses: The bottom border of his cape their capes and the top of his their thigh-high boots are embroidered in these with gold.



* {{Facepalm}}: He was briefly shown doing this in the live as he witnessed his so-called "ideal" bride in all of her sadistic glory.
-->'''The Prince:''' ''(With Snow White's cackle and her stepmother's screams in the background)'' ''Good grief!''

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* DudeShesLikeInAComa: The Red Prince kissed the catatonic Sleeping Beauty without any second thoughts. With the way he said that quote above, coupled with Sleeping Beauty's weird groan, you'd be forgiven for thinking that he might be chomping on her face instead of kissing her.
* {{Facepalm}}: He The Blue Prince was briefly shown doing this in the live as he witnessed his so-called "ideal" bride in all of her sadistic glory.
-->'''The Blue Prince:''' ''(With Snow ''(Snow White's cackle and her stepmother's screams in the background)'' ''Good grief!''



* ILoveTheDead: His "unusual preferences". No wonder he's visibly upset when he saw Snow White jumping out of her coffin.

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* FlatCharacter: Their identical personality deviates little from your standard "PrinceCharming who turns every rocks in the world upside down in search for his princess" mold.
* ILoveTheDead: His The Blue Prince's "unusual preferences". No wonder he's visibly upset when he saw Snow White jumping out of her coffin. coffin (literally).
* MeaningfulEcho: Before coming to her rescue, each of them repeated their respective princesses' signature lines, which may be an indication of how close they are to her path.



* PrinceCharming: The one for Snow White.

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* PeekABangs: Some fan artists depict their blonde hair like this.
* PrinceCharming: The one ones for Snow White.
White and Sleeping Beauty. Though with their ''bizarre'' habits, some fans outright think they are [[PrinceCharmless quite the opposite]].
* RedOniBlueOni: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. Contrasting color schemes aside, both of them have exactly the same personality.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: They're here just to make the princesses wake up so they can get their respective revenge, then sweep them away. That's it.
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