History Characters / TheTwelveKingdoms

28th Oct '16 10:42:09 AM crazysamaritan
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* {{Familiar}}: Especially the nyokai, born just as a Kirin Ranka is formed, and devoted mothers to their kirin until the end. Normal youma act as this to the Kirin who capture them, though they serve completely loyally up to the point of death. Should the Kirin die of any cause their shirei will eat the body.

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* {{Familiar}}: Especially the nyokai, Nyokai, born just to protect the kirin while it grows as a Kirin Ranka is formed, fruit and devoted mothers to their kirin until the end. Normal Other youma act as this to must be captured by the Kirin who capture them, kirin, though they serve completely loyally up to the point of death. Should the Kirin kirin die of any cause their shirei will eat the body.



* MonsterLord: Captured youma, known as shirei, tend to be able to lead packs of similar youma on behalf of their kirin.

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* MonsterLord: Captured youma, known as shirei, tend to be The shirei are able to lead packs of similar their youma species on behalf of their kirin.



The Sen-nin are people who fulfill governmental posts. In order to work for their kingdoms, they are granted special abilities that allow them to handle any difficulties that may arise in a bureaucratic environment. Certain random gods also seem to have been granted these powers without belonging to a kingdom.
* TheAgeless: Once a character is added to the registry of [[{{Immortality}} immortals,]] they stop aging.
* NighInvulnerability: These characters are all immune to disease, and cannot be killed by normal means. The exception is that special enchanted weapons [[spoiler: and beheading]] will kill any of the Sen-nin, even the ruler.
* PerpetualMotionMonster: Even if starved or dehydrated, a Sen-nin ''will not die''. This becomes demonstrated when [[spoiler:Atsuyu imprisons his father]] in the castle dungeon for decades.



* {{Immortality}}: Of the ageless and immune to disease types. It even takes special enchanted weapons [[spoiler: and beheading]] to kill one.
* PerpetualMotionMonster: Even if starved or dehydrated, a sen-nin ''will not die''. This becomes demonstrated when [[spoiler:Atsuyu imprisons his father]] in the castle dungeon for decades.

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* {{Immortality}}: Of the ageless and immune to disease types. It even takes special enchanted weapons [[spoiler: and beheading]] to kill one.
* PerpetualMotionMonster: Even if starved or dehydrated, a sen-nin ''will not die''. This becomes demonstrated when [[spoiler:Atsuyu imprisons his father]] in the castle dungeon for decades.



* CantLiveWithoutYou: A ruler can never truly outlive the death of the Kirin who chose them. At most, they will live a year or two before dying.

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* TheAgeless: A ruler gains the sen-nin's immunity to aging upon accepting the oath of their kirin.
* CantLiveWithoutYou: A ruler can never truly outlive the death of the Kirin kirin who chose them. At most, they will live a year or two before dying.



* {{Immortality}}



* TranslatorMicrobes

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* TranslatorMicrobes
TranslatorMicrobes: As a ruler, they gain the sen-nin ability to understand all languages.



* TheAgeless: Kirin stop aging when they leave Mount Hou. Keiki stayed for decades, so he has the appearance of a man in his early thirties.



* FisherKingdom: On the receiving end, just like the land, to their emperor's FisherKing effect.

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* FisherKingdom: On The kirin is the receiving end, just like first sign a ruler can see of the land, to judgement from the Heavens. An immoral ruler will cause shitsudo in the kirin; an illness that will kill the kirin if the ruler does not change their emperor's FisherKing effect.ways.



* {{Immortality}}
* {{Misblamed}}: As in TheChooserOfTheOne, a kirin is more of a messenger of the gods than the one actually selecting a monarch. However, angry citizens can blame the kirin if they "select" a particularly bad ruler for them.

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* {{Immortality}}
* {{Misblamed}}: As in TheChooserOfTheOne, a kirin is more of a messenger of the gods than the one actually selecting a monarch. However, angry citizens can blame the kirin if they "select" a particularly bad ruler for them.



* {{Synchronization}}: Along with FisherKingdom, they will suffer a debilitating sickness called ''shitsudo'' that will eventually kill them if their king becomes evil or insane. Only the repentance, death or abdication of their ruler can cure them. However, unlike how the kingdom suffers in the absence of a ruler, Kirin have no such problems in a ruler-less interim.

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* {{Synchronization}}: Along with FisherKingdom, they will suffer a debilitating sickness called ''shitsudo'' that will eventually kill them if their king becomes evil or insane. Only the repentance, death or abdication of their ruler can cure them. However, unlike how the kingdom suffers in the absence of a ruler, Kirin have no such problems in a ruler-less interim.
interim. They must be healthy because their duty is to find a new ruler for the kingdom.
28th Oct '16 6:31:58 AM crazysamaritan
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[[folder: Immortals and creatures]]

!!Nyokai and Shirei

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[[folder: Immortals Creatures and creatures]]

!!Nyokai
Immortals]]

!!Youma
Youma is a catch-all term for the fantastical
and Shireidangerous beasts that inhabit the realms of the Twelve Kingdoms. One type of beast is called a Nyokai, and they are the first youma to serve the kirin. As the kirin ages, they can collect additional youma. A youma in service to a kirin is called a shirei. The shirei always serve their kirin until the immortal creature dies, at which point they are allowed to eat the kirin.



* FisherKing: The absence of a ruler causes a WorldWreckingWave to affect their land, raises the number and severity of natural disasters, and causes a rise in the number of wild youma. Just their existence improves all of these and causes a less flashy WorldHealingWave. Insane or evil rulers can be just as bad or worse as the absence of one.

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* FisherKing: The absence ruler of each kingdom is directly responsible for the state of the land. If they rule well and mercifully, the land flourishes. If they oppress the people or rule generally poorly, crops fail and the land is overrun with youma. The death/disappearance of a ruler causes a WorldWreckingWave to affect their land, raises including raising the number and severity of natural disasters, and causes a rise in the number disasters/youma attacks. The appointment of wild youma. Just their existence improves all of these and a new ruler causes a less flashy WorldHealingWave. Insane or evil rulers can be just as bad or worse as WorldHealingWave for the absence of one.kingdom.



* MadeOfIron



* SuperStrength



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6th Sep '16 1:39:46 PM Aquillion
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* [[spoiler:BroughtDownToNormal]]: [[spoiler:In the anime, Youko gives up her Hinman for one fight with Yuka, to drive in the point that Yuka was never meant to be a part of the Twelve Kingdoms.]]

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* [[spoiler:BroughtDownToNormal]]: BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:In the anime, Youko gives up her Hinman for one fight with Yuka, to drive in the point that Yuka was never meant to be a part of the Twelve Kingdoms.]]



* [[spoiler:DrivenToMadness]]: [[spoiler:Youko starts to lose it after being betrayed repeatedly by anyone she tries to trust, and the torment caused by the monkey spirit isn't helping things. When she hits rock bottom she's convinced she's as much a monster as the youma attacking her.]]

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* [[spoiler:DrivenToMadness]]: DrivenToMadness: [[spoiler:Youko starts to lose it after being betrayed repeatedly by anyone she tries to trust, and the torment caused by the monkey spirit isn't helping things. When she hits rock bottom she's convinced she's as much a monster as the youma attacking her.]]



* [[spoiler:IllBoy: After Joukaku went nuts, he was stricken with ''shitsudou'' – the fatal illness that affects kirin when their rulers reign poorly.]]

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* [[spoiler:IllBoy: After IllBoy: [[spoiler:After Joukaku went nuts, he was stricken with ''shitsudou'' – the fatal illness that affects kirin when their rulers reign poorly.]]



* [[spoiler:ShapeshifterModeLock: Gets stuck in kirin form as part of Joei's usurpation plot. With his horn bound, he's unable to talk or transform back into human form (thus, he can't reveal that Youko is the real queen) until Youko rescues him.]]

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* [[spoiler:ShapeshifterModeLock: Gets ShapeshifterModeLock: [[spoiler:Gets stuck in kirin form as part of Joei's usurpation plot. With his horn bound, he's unable to talk or transform back into human form (thus, he can't reveal that Youko is the real queen) until Youko rescues him.]]



* [[spoiler:FairestOfThemAll: In the depths of her madness, Joukaku banished all the other women from her kingdom so that she would be the most beautiful – and there would be no chance of Keiki paying more attention to them than to her. Those that would not or could not leave were executed.]]

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* [[spoiler:FairestOfThemAll: In FairestOfThemAll: [[spoiler:In the depths of her madness, Joukaku banished all the other women from her kingdom so that she would be the most beautiful – and there would be no chance of Keiki paying more attention to them than to her. Those that would not or could not leave were executed.]]



* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: She gave up the crown and immediately died rather than let Keiki succumb to illness, ultimately saving him and the land and opening the path for choosing a new monarch.]]

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* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: She HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:She gave up the crown and immediately died rather than let Keiki succumb to illness, ultimately saving him and the land and opening the path for choosing a new monarch.]]



* [[spoiler:LoveRuinsTheRealm: Her insane love for Keiki led Kei to ruin. Given that monarchs are clinically immortal, her edict to banish all women would end Kei in a generation.]]
* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When she realizes how her madness has made everything worse ''and'' identifies Keiki's illness as ''shitsudou''.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Yandere}}: While normal at first, Jokaku falls madly in love with Keiki. Already unstable from the stresses of an empress job she doesn't feel qualified for, her jealousy makes her snap, prompting her to either exile or execute all other women in Kei in order to remove "competition". Keiki is then struck with ''shitsudou'', making her snap back into sanity. Ultimately, Joukaku is ridden with guilt and decides [[RedemptionEqualsDeath to sacrifice herself]] [[MustMakeAmends to fix what she had done]]. [[FromBadToWorse And that's when the civil war starts...]]]]

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* [[spoiler:LoveRuinsTheRealm: Her LoveRuinsTheRealm: [[spoiler:Her insane love for Keiki led Kei to ruin. Given that monarchs are clinically immortal, her edict to banish all women would end Kei in a generation.]]
* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:When she realizes how her madness has made everything worse ''and'' identifies Keiki's illness as ''shitsudou''.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Yandere}}: While {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler:While normal at first, Jokaku falls madly in love with Keiki. Already unstable from the stresses of an empress job she doesn't feel qualified for, her jealousy makes her snap, prompting her to either exile or execute all other women in Kei in order to remove "competition". Keiki is then struck with ''shitsudou'', making her snap back into sanity. Ultimately, Joukaku is ridden with guilt and decides [[RedemptionEqualsDeath to sacrifice herself]] [[MustMakeAmends to fix what she had done]]. [[FromBadToWorse And that's when the civil war starts...]]]]



* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity: He shows no fear when it appears Asano is about to kill him, and outright demands that Youko execute him in the name of divine justice when he realizes who she is.]]
* [[spoiler:ForTheEvulz: He's in this only to commit lots of atrocities. Lots and lots of them.]]

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* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity: He FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:He shows no fear when it appears Asano is about to kill him, and outright demands that Youko execute him in the name of divine justice when he realizes who she is.]]
* [[spoiler:ForTheEvulz: He's ForTheEvulz: [[spoiler:He's in this only to commit lots of atrocities. Lots and lots of them.]]



* [[spoiler:GracefulLoser: Once he realizes that he has lost, he submits willingly.]]

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* [[spoiler:GracefulLoser: Once GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:Once he realizes that he has lost, he submits willingly.]]



* [[spoiler:NotSoDifferent: One of his aims in life is to find out if the Heavens exist. Later it is shown that Youko has the same dilemma.]]

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* [[spoiler:NotSoDifferent: One NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:One of his aims in life is to find out if the Heavens exist. Later it is shown that Youko has the same dilemma.]]



* [[spoiler:LastEpisodeNewCharacter: Although his deposition has been a major plot point, he doesn't show up until the last episode of the arc. And only for like three minutes.]]
* [[spoiler:MaliciousSlander: He's the ''victim'' of it, as he wasn't the traitor that Youko heard he was. In fact, he was the only Kei governor who did NOT support Joei.]]
* [[spoiler:ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Not only he was loyal to Youko's plight, but he was kind to marginalized groups like the hanjyuu.]]

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* [[spoiler:LastEpisodeNewCharacter: Although LastEpisodeNewCharacter: [[spoiler:Although his deposition has been a major plot point, he doesn't show up until the last episode of the arc. And only for like three minutes.]]
* [[spoiler:MaliciousSlander: He's MaliciousSlander: [[spoiler:He's the ''victim'' of it, as he wasn't the traitor that Youko heard he was. In fact, he was the only Kei governor who did NOT support Joei.]]
* [[spoiler:ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Not ReasonableAuthorityFigure: [[spoiler:Not only he was loyal to Youko's plight, but he was kind to marginalized groups like the hanjyuu.]]



* [[spoiler:{{Animorphism}}: Born a hanjyuu, he can turn [[BearsAreBadNews into a massive bear]].]]

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* [[spoiler:{{Animorphism}}: Born {{Animorphism}}: [[spoiler:Born a hanjyuu, he can turn [[BearsAreBadNews into a massive bear]].]]



* [[spoiler:BetaTestBaddie: His feelings of inferiority towards the taika king Shouryuu lead to his attempts on Youko's life, as he fears that another taika-led kingdom would overshadow his.]]
* [[spoiler:DeathSeeker: Dying and knows it, but instead of trying to mend his ways and stave off the oncoming Shitsudou, the regression of his country, and his subsequent death, he goes on to make life more difficult for his rivals.]]

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* [[spoiler:BetaTestBaddie: His BetaTestBaddie: [[spoiler:His feelings of inferiority towards the taika king Shouryuu lead to his attempts on Youko's life, as he fears that another taika-led kingdom would overshadow his.]]
* [[spoiler:DeathSeeker: Dying DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:Dying and knows it, but instead of trying to mend his ways and stave off the oncoming Shitsudou, the regression of his country, and his subsequent death, he goes on to make life more difficult for his rivals.]]



* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After accidentally stabbing Kourin in his berserk rage against Youko, the full weight of his actions throughout the arc seem to settle in.]]

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* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:After accidentally stabbing Kourin in his berserk rage against Youko, the full weight of his actions throughout the arc seem to settle in.]]



* [[spoiler:TakingTheBullet: One from her king, in the anime. Also a bit of ICannotSelfTerminate, as she had ''[[IllGirl shitsudou]]'' thanks to his actions.]]

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* [[spoiler:TakingTheBullet: One TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:One from her king, in the anime. Also a bit of ICannotSelfTerminate, as she had ''[[IllGirl shitsudou]]'' thanks to his actions.]]



* [[spoiler:DistressedDude: Catches a BIG DistressBall in the arc towards the end.]]

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* [[spoiler:DistressedDude: Catches DistressedDude: [[spoiler:Catches a BIG DistressBall in the arc towards the end.]]



* [[spoiler:PowerLimiter: The magical cord he gets put on towards the end, which seals his horn and powers away. Ribi manages to cut it off, only to die.]]

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* [[spoiler:PowerLimiter: The PowerLimiter: [[spoiler:The magical cord he gets put on towards the end, which seals his horn and powers away. Ribi manages to cut it off, only to die.]]
13th Jul '16 5:35:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Red Headed Hero}}ine: Amusingly enough, her red hair was the source of trouble for her earlier, since everyone assumed she dyed it as a sign of being a trouble-maker.
24th Mar '16 7:12:30 PM Aquillion
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* TheExtremistWasRight: Spreads rumors around Kou that Kaikyaku bring, cause, or invite disaster. A lot of the more levelheaded people in Kou disbelieve this. [[spoiler:The King and Kirin of En later confirm that travel via Shoku causes natural disasters and it becomes one of several reasons Youko doesn't return home.]]

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* TheExtremistWasRight: Spreads rumors around Kou that Kaikyaku bring, cause, or invite disaster. A lot of the more levelheaded people in Kou disbelieve this. [[spoiler:The King and Kirin of En later confirm that travel via Shoku causes natural disasters and it becomes one of several reasons Youko doesn't return home. Although as Rakushun points out, he had it backwards; normally, Shoku cause Kaikyaku, not the other way around.]]
24th Mar '16 7:10:33 PM Aquillion
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* DarkSkinnedRedhead

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* DarkSkinnedRedheadDarkSkinnedRedhead: A plot point, since people back in Japan thought she was dying her hair and saw it as a form of rebellion.
16th Sep '15 11:31:34 PM Soufriere
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* GoodIsNotDumb: Trusts Shoryuu a lot, questions Atsuyu more than once. [[spoiler: And is imprisoned because of that.]]

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* GoodIsNotDumb: Trusts Shoryuu a lot, questions Atsuyu more than once. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And is imprisoned because of that.]]



--> '''Adult Taiki:''' KousukeOkano (JP), JohnnyYongBosch (EN)

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--> '''Adult Taiki:''' KousukeOkano (JP), JohnnyYongBosch Creator/JohnnyYongBosch (EN)



* [[spoiler: TraumaInducedAmnesia]]: [[spoiler:The reason why he can't remember his stay in the Twelve Kingdoms. He was attacked by a treacherous general, resulting in his ''kirin'' horn – the source of his power – being cut off. He managed to escape back to Japan before the physical trauma wiped out his memory. Feeding a kirin meat, as his father insists on, doesn't help.]]

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* [[spoiler: TraumaInducedAmnesia]]: [[spoiler:TraumaInducedAmnesia]]: [[spoiler:The reason why he can't remember his stay in the Twelve Kingdoms. He was attacked by a treacherous general, resulting in his ''kirin'' horn – the source of his power – being cut off. He managed to escape back to Japan before the physical trauma wiped out his memory. Feeding a kirin meat, as his father insists on, doesn't help.]]



* RedEyesTakeWarning: Lampshaded, then averted. Taiki is initially afraid of Gyousou because of the man's red eyes. In reality, Gyousou is a pretty nice guy, and his red eyes are not a mark of anything evil...it's just all part of the Twelve Kingdoms' [[{{TechnicolorEyes}} technicoloring]] [[{{YouGottaHaveBlueHair}} scheme]].


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* RedEyesTakeWarning: Lampshaded, then averted. Taiki is initially afraid of Gyousou because of the man's red eyes. In reality, Gyousou is a pretty nice guy, and his red eyes are not a mark of anything evil...evil; it's just all part of the Twelve Kingdoms' [[{{TechnicolorEyes}} technicoloring]] [[{{YouGottaHaveBlueHair}} scheme]].




* [[spoiler: ScarsAreForever: In the books she loses an arm after her flight from Tai to Kei.]]

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* [[spoiler: ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler:ScarsAreForever: In the books she loses an arm after her flight from Tai to Kei.]]



* DefiantStoneThrow: A defining mark of her growth, as she does so to [[spoiler: save a man from his unfair execution.]]

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* DefiantStoneThrow: A defining mark of her growth, as she does so to [[spoiler: save [[spoiler:save a man from his unfair execution.]]



* OldShame: InUniverse, she becomes ashamed of her attitude as the king's daughter and even grows the hate her old favourite song – which she'd previously sung to herself as a form of comfort – because of how unconsciously it paralleled her own life as an unaware "doll". When she hears that Gekkei wanted her to know he liked her old song, she broke down in anguished remorse.
* PrincessInRags: Even when [[spoiler: she's barely saved from a CruelAndUnusualDeath and taken in as a retainer of the Queen of Kyou]], she doesn't lose her arrogance and entitlement, and it's only after she escapes from Kyou and then travels with Rakushun that she starts straightening up her act.
%%* PurpleEyes

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* OldShame: InUniverse, she becomes ashamed of her attitude as the king's daughter and even grows the to hate her old favourite song – which she'd previously sung to herself as a form of comfort – because of how unconsciously it paralleled her own life as an unaware "doll". When she hears that Gekkei wanted her to know he liked her old song, she broke breaks down in anguished remorse.
* PrincessInRags: Even when [[spoiler: she's [[spoiler:she's barely saved from a CruelAndUnusualDeath and taken in as a retainer of the Queen of Kyou]], she doesn't lose her arrogance and entitlement, and it's only after she escapes from Kyou and then travels with Rakushun that she starts straightening up her act.
%%* PurpleEyes PurpleEyes: Even by the standards of this world, her hair and eye colour are unusual.



* TookALevelInKindness: From an ignorant and selfish SpoiledBrat and PrincessInRags, to a much more sensitive and level-headed [[spoiler: member of LaResistance.]]

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* TookALevelInKindness: From an ignorant and selfish SpoiledBrat and PrincessInRags, to a much more sensitive and level-headed [[spoiler: member [[spoiler:member of LaResistance.]]



* KnightTemplar: His absolute sense of justice caused him to slaughter a large portion of his own population for [[{{AllCrimesAreEqual}} minor offenses]]. He, his wife, and his ''kirin'' Hourin were eventually overthrown and killed.
* OffWithHisHead: His standard reaction to crime and in the end his own death. A necessity in this case, as it's one of the few for sure ways to kill a ruler.

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* KnightTemplar: His absolute sense of justice caused him to slaughter a large portion of his own population for [[{{AllCrimesAreEqual}} [[AllCrimesAreEqual minor offenses]]. He, his wife, and his ''kirin'' Hourin were eventually overthrown and killed.
* OffWithHisHead: His standard reaction to crime and in the end his own death. A necessity in this case, as it's one of the few for sure for-sure ways to kill a ruler.



* UnholyMatrimony: With Kaka, whose petty jealousy and vindictiveness made her as bad as him.

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* UnholyMatrimony: With Kaka, whose petty jealousy and vindictiveness made her as bad as him.him, and possibly worse.



* FaceDeathWithDignity: When Gekkei is about to behead her after killing the royal couple, she accepts it quietly and even seems to be a little relieved, just closing her eyes as he nears to her...
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: King Chuutatsu was not the first king she chose that proved to be an utter failure in the worst possible way. Heck, it was the first king's utter corruption that that turned Chuutatsu into the KnightTemplar he was. Thanks to completely botching the judgement part of picking a king twice she paid for her horrible judge of character twice, as she was executed right after him for letting the kingdom go to hell.

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: When Gekkei is about to behead her after killing the royal couple, she accepts it quietly and even seems to be a little relieved, just closing her eyes as he nears to her...
her.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: King Chuutatsu was not the first king she chose that proved to be an utter failure in the worst possible way. Heck, it was the first king's utter corruption that that turned Chuutatsu into the KnightTemplar he was. Thanks to completely botching the judgement part of picking a king twice twice, she paid for her horrible judge of character twice, as she was executed right after him for letting the kingdom go to hell.



* [[OffWithHisHead Off With Her Head]]: The for sure way to kill a kirin is how she meets her fate.

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* [[OffWithHisHead Off With Her Head]]: The for sure for-sure way to kill a kirin is how she meets her fate.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: More just and reasonable than old King Hou ever was. The only genuine complaint (Shoukei's constant criticism don't count) against him is that he isn't more of an authority figure, long believing he doesn't have the right to rule the kingdom as acting king because of his role in the rebellion.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: More just and reasonable than old King Hou ever was. The only genuine complaint against him (Shoukei's constant criticism don't doesn't count) against him is that he isn't more of an authority figure, long believing he doesn't have the right to rule the kingdom as acting king because of his role in the rebellion.



* IllGirl: When the previous King Shishou ([[spoiler:Chuukin's adoptive son]]) governed ineffectually, she got ''shitsudou''. The King then [[HeroicSacrifice renounced to the throne and killed himself]], which let her get better and choose [[spoiler:his mother]] Chuukin as the new sovereign.

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* IllGirl: When the previous King Shishou ([[spoiler:Chuukin's [[spoiler:(Chuukin's adoptive son]]) son)]] governed ineffectually, she got ''shitsudou''. The King then [[HeroicSacrifice renounced to the throne and killed himself]], which let her get better and choose [[spoiler:his mother]] Chuukin as the new sovereign.



* BreakTheCutie

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* BreakTheCutieBreakTheCutie: Dear lord did this kid have a crappy life, especially after meeting Suzu (though it's not her fault).



* ParentalAbandonment: When he was a baby, he and his parents ran away from Kei during Jokaku's chaotic reign. They were good to him and he loved them... but then his father is killed by youma, then his mother gets sick and dies while waiting for the ship to Kei to arrive.
* [[spoiler:TrampledUnderfoot: How the poor kid dies. More exactly, he gets trampled by Shoukou's carriage because the JerkAss didn't bother to tell the driver to change paths at the sight of a blind boy in their way.]]

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* ParentalAbandonment: When he was a baby, he and his parents ran away from Kei during Jokaku's chaotic reign. They were good to him and he loved them... them… but then his father is was killed by youma, then his mother gets got sick and dies died while waiting for the ship to Kei to arrive.
* [[spoiler:TrampledUnderfoot: How the poor kid dies. More exactly, he gets trampled by Shoukou's carriage because the JerkAss {{Jerkass}} didn't bother to tell the driver to change paths at the sight of a blind boy in their way.]]



The King of Han, who has ruled for three hundred years[[note]] The anime gives us a different time-span, saying that he has been on the throne for 120 years (which the English subtitles and dub [[TranslationTrainWreck accidentally translated as twelve HUNDRED years]])[[/note]] and brought Han great prosperity. He is somewhat difficult to get along with, and butts heads particularly venomously with Shoryuu.

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The King of Han, who has ruled for three hundred years[[note]] The anime gives us a different time-span, saying that he has been on the throne for 120 years (which (which, thanks to a typo, the English subtitles and dub [[TranslationTrainWreck accidentally translated as twelve TWELVE HUNDRED years]])[[/note]] and brought Han great prosperity. He is somewhat difficult to get along with, and butts heads particularly venomously with Shoryuu.



* AscendedExtra: Yuka existed in the original work, but was a mere otaku given only a few lines in the very first book, and certainly was never taken into the kingdoms with Youko.

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* AscendedExtra: Yuka existed in the original work, but was a mere otaku classmate given only a few lines in the very first book, and certainly was never taken into the kingdoms with Youko.



* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Subverted. [[WrongGenreSavvy She thought she was one...]]

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* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Subverted. [[WrongGenreSavvy She thought she was one...one.]]



* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter
* IJustWantToBeSpecial
* ImportantHaircut: [[spoiler:When she's seen again in Episode 15, her already short hair is even shorter, since she's cut off the bangs that framed her face. Her reasoning is that she 'didn't want to hide [her] face anymore' - emphasising how she's more open in real life and less absorbed in her fantasy stories after experiencing it firsthand.]]

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter
HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Sure, Yuka, that sinister-looking King and his ominous parrot are ''absolutely'' trustworthy.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial
IJustWantToBeSpecial: She says this pretty much verbatim.
* ImportantHaircut: [[spoiler:When she's seen again in Episode 15, her already short hair is even shorter, since she's cut off the bangs that framed her face. Her reasoning is that she 'didn't "didn't want to hide [her] face anymore' - emphasising anymore", showing how she's more open in real life and less absorbed in her fantasy stories after experiencing it firsthand.]]



* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent

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* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudentOrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: She doesn't think she's this, but she is, and the B-story of the first arc is her coming to terms with this.



* PoisonousFriend

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* PoisonousFriendPoisonousFriend: Worth noting that in the original novel (where she didn't follow Youko to the other world), Yuka has ''zero'' respect for Youko and gladly badmouths her to the press after her disappearance.



* TrappedInAnotherWorld
* WrongGenreSavvy: Yuka is ''very'' savvy about fantasy novels... but is convinced ''she'' is the main character.

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* TrappedInAnotherWorld
TrappedInAnotherWorld: [[spoiler:She gets to go home, though.]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: Yuka is ''very'' savvy about fantasy novels... novels… but is convinced ''she'' is the main character.



* CanonForeigner: He was specially written into the anime storyline; he never existed in the novels.
* ChildhoodFriend: Youko's, since they've known each other since childhood.

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* CanonForeigner: He never existed in the novels; he was specially written into the anime storyline; he never existed specifically to give Youko a sounding-board for her worries (which were internal rambling monologues in the novels.
original book).
* ChildhoodFriend: Youko's, since Youko's. It's stated outright they've known each other since childhood.for years.



* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife

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* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: [[spoiler:He doesn't find one.]]



* FanNickname: [[spoiler:"TheGunslinger from Kei", due to his WeaponOfChoice being a Western gun.]]



* [[spoiler:SanitySlippage]]
* [[spoiler:ShootTheShaggyDog: As he really is just an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent TrappedInAnotherWorld, he is ultimately ineffectual in doing any good for himself or for his friends in this strange new world. He eventually becomes a patsy of the enemy. Just when it looks as though [[HeelFaceTurn he's about to redeem himself by performing a vital, heroic mission for the good guys]], he gets intercepted by the villains, who kill him in spite of his being armed with a gun, while they only have primitive weapons. To further rub salt into the wound, Asano, before he dies, learns that his mission was ''completely unnecessary'', since reinforcements were already coming to help the good guys. [[TheChewToy Harsh.]]]]
* TrappedInAnotherWorld
* UnluckyEverydude

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* [[spoiler:SanitySlippage]]
[[spoiler:SanitySlippage: As mentioned above, being stuck in a different world, alone, unable to speak (or even learn) the language takes a toll on him. When he appears again after a 20+ episode absence, he looks positively ''deranged'' and stays that way until Youko shows up to smack some sense into him.]]
* [[spoiler:ShootTheShaggyDog: As he really is just an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent TrappedInAnotherWorld, he is ultimately ineffectual in doing any good for himself or for his friends in this strange new world. He eventually becomes a patsy of the enemy. Just when it looks as though [[HeelFaceTurn he's about to redeem himself by performing a vital, heroic mission for the good guys]], he gets intercepted by the villains, who kill him in spite of his being armed with a gun, while they only have primitive weapons. To further rub salt into the wound, Asano, before he dies, learns that his mission was ''completely unnecessary'', since reinforcements were already coming to help the good guys. [[TheChewToy Harsh.]]]]
Harsh]].]]
* TrappedInAnotherWorld
TrappedInAnotherWorld: Unlike the others, he never found a way to cope.
* UnluckyEverydudeUnluckyEverydude: Hoo boy.



* [[spoiler: DespairEventHorizon: She comes ''this'' close to it because of the already mentioned harships. Manages to escape, though barely.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A woman bound to an abusive person because of fears of being cast out without any resources or ability to make a living. [[DomesticAbuse Hmm...]]
* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding: After all her hardships, Youko listens to her plight and takes her in as a lady-in-waiting.]]

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* [[spoiler: DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:DespairEventHorizon: She comes ''this'' close to it because of the already mentioned harships. Manages to escape, though barely.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A woman bound to an abusive person because of fears of being cast out without any resources or ability to make a living. [[DomesticAbuse Hmm...]]
Hmm…]]
* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding: After all her hardships, Youko listens to her plight and takes her in as a lady-in-waiting.]]
12th May '15 12:55:59 AM SeptimusHeap
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--> '''Voiced by:''' ToshikoFujita (JP), Melodee Spevack (EN)

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--> '''Voiced by:''' ToshikoFujita Creator/ToshikoFujita (JP), Melodee Spevack (EN)



--> '''Voiced by:''' KosukeOkano (JP), Creator/RichardCansino (EN)

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--> '''Voiced by:''' KosukeOkano Creator/KosukeOkano (JP), Creator/RichardCansino (EN)



--> '''Voiced by:''' SeijiSasaki (JP), Creator/KirkThornton (EN)

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--> '''Voiced by:''' SeijiSasaki Creator/SeijiSasaki (JP), Creator/KirkThornton (EN)



--> '''Voiced by:''' TomomichiNishimura (JP), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (EN)

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--> '''Voiced by:''' TomomichiNishimura Creator/TomomichiNishimura (JP), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (EN)



--> '''Voiced by:''' KazuhiroNakada (JP), Creator/DaveMallow (EN)

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--> '''Voiced by:''' KazuhiroNakada Creator/KazuhiroNakada (JP), Creator/DaveMallow (EN)



--> '''Voiced by:''' YasunoriMatsumoto (JP), Creator/PaulStPeter (EN)

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--> '''Voiced by:''' YasunoriMatsumoto Creator/YasunoriMatsumoto (JP), Creator/PaulStPeter (EN)



--> '''Voiced by:''' RintaroNishi (JP), Creator/JamiesonPrice (EN)

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--> '''Voiced by:''' RintaroNishi Creator/RintaroNishi (JP), Creator/JamiesonPrice (EN)



--> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/YukoSasaki (JP), WendeeLee (EN)

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--> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/YukoSasaki (JP), WendeeLee Creator/WendeeLee (EN)



--> '''Voiced by:''' MasakiAizawa (JP), Creator/LexLang (EN)

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--> '''Voiced by:''' MasakiAizawa Creator/MasakiAizawa (JP), Creator/LexLang (EN)



--> '''Voiced by:''' MasakoKatsuki (JP), Melodee Spevack (EN)

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--> '''Voiced by:''' MasakoKatsuki Creator/MasakoKatsuki (JP), Melodee Spevack (EN)



--> '''Voiced by:''' MasakoKatsuki (JP), Creator/JulieAnnTaylor (EN)

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--> '''Voiced by:''' MasakoKatsuki Creator/MasakoKatsuki (JP), Creator/JulieAnnTaylor (EN)



--> '''Voiced by:''' MasahikoTanaka (JP), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (EN)

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--> '''Voiced by:''' MasahikoTanaka Creator/MasahikoTanaka (JP), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (EN)



--> '''Voiced by:''' RuriAsano (JP), Jessica Stenuis (EN)

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--> '''Voiced by:''' RuriAsano Creator/RuriAsano (JP), Jessica Stenuis (EN)
4th Feb '15 4:23:41 PM Ciara25
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: After all her hardships and all the experiences she went through for good or bad, [[spoiler:Youko listens to her plight and takes her in as a lady-in-waiting.]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: After all her hardships and all the experiences she went through for good or bad, [[spoiler:Youko listens to her plight and takes her in as a lady-in-waiting.lady-in-waiting, and presumably restores her immortality.]]
8th Jan '15 10:41:26 AM nombretomado
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--> '''Child Taiki:''' RieKugimiya (JP), Terry Sutton (EN)

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--> '''Child Taiki:''' RieKugimiya Creator/RieKugimiya (JP), Terry Sutton (EN)
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