History FanFic / DolphinRiderKoishi

25th May '15 5:21:10 PM NineballCirno
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** HeroesPreferSwords: [[spoiler: Satori, Koishi's [[MidSeasonUpdgrade Ocean Princess form]]]]

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** HeroesPreferSwords: [[spoiler: Satori, Koishi's [[MidSeasonUpdgrade [[MidSeasonUpgrade Ocean Princess form]]]]
18th Dec '13 2:24:26 AM Arcorann
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An ongoing WebSerialNovel which follows [[AlternateUniverseFic alternate versions]] of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' characters in a MagicalGirlWarrior story. Better than it sounds, with well-expressed characters and creative reinterpretations of {{Canon}} and {{Fanon}} elements. Can be read [[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php/topic,6913.0.html here]], with [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7082391/1/Dolphin_Rider_Koishi a less complete version]] readable on FanFictionDotNet.

In the coastal Japanese city of Gensoutou, OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Koishi Komeiji has been living alone for the last few months (apart from her pet cat and raven) since her sister Satori vanished without a trace. Bullied and lonely, when she hears a rumour about an abandoned shrine that grants wishes, she begs for someone strong and brave to look after her. Instead a [[MineralMacGuffin strange jewel]] materialises out of thin air, and she's attacked by FishPeople only to be saved by a talking dolphin. The dolphin tells Koishi to squeeze the jewel, and she defeats the fishmen by transforming into the [[MagicalGirl "Siren"]] Dolphin Rider Koishi. Back at her apartment the now-human dolphin explains that she is a youkai, and a junior member of a human-protecting organisation called the Order of the White Pearl. Koishi and the dolphin (named Sango) must find the remaining six Sirens before the White Pearl's enemies, the Children of the Black Claw, can use their powers for evil.

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An ongoing WebSerialNovel which follows [[AlternateUniverseFic alternate versions]] of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' characters in a MagicalGirlWarrior story. Better than it sounds, with well-expressed characters and creative reinterpretations of {{Canon}} and {{Fanon}} elements. Can be read [[http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php/topic,6913.0.html here]], with [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7082391/1/Dolphin_Rider_Koishi a less complete version]] readable on FanFictionDotNet.

FanFictionDotNet. Finally completed on 24 November 2013 after three long years.

In the coastal Japanese city of Gensoutou, Gensouto, OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Koishi Komeiji has been living alone for the last few months (apart from her pet cat and raven) since her sister Satori vanished without a trace. Bullied and lonely, when she hears a rumour about an abandoned shrine that grants wishes, she begs for someone strong and brave to look after her. Instead a [[MineralMacGuffin strange jewel]] materialises out of thin air, and she's attacked by FishPeople only to be saved by a talking dolphin. The dolphin tells Koishi to squeeze the jewel, and she defeats the fishmen by transforming into the [[MagicalGirl "Siren"]] Dolphin Rider Koishi. Back at her apartment the now-human dolphin explains that she is a youkai, and a junior member of a human-protecting organisation called the Order of the White Pearl. Koishi and the dolphin (named Sango) must find the remaining six Sirens before the White Pearl's enemies, the Children of the Black Claw, can use their powers for evil.






* ADayInTheLimelight: While most of the Windows and PC-98 cast appear to exist in some form, the protagonist is Koishi, who has never been a playable character. Reimu has only had a cameo, and Marisa has only been mentioned in a single line of throwaway dialogue.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: While most of the Windows and PC-98 cast appear to exist in some form, the protagonist is Koishi, who has never been a playable character. Reimu has only had appears as a cameo, minor character, and Marisa has only been mentioned in a single line of throwaway dialogue.



* DistantFinale: As a result of [[spoiler:Koishi being in a coma for two years after the final battle.]]



* GlamourFailure: Most youkai [[LittleBitBeastly retain some traits of their animal selves in human form]], such as Sango's dorsal fin, which they must hide by conventional means. [[spoiler: Upon death, these are the first features to fade away]]

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* GlamourFailure: Most youkai [[LittleBitBeastly retain some traits of their animal selves in human form]], such as Sango's dorsal fin, which they must hide by conventional means. [[spoiler: Upon death, these are the first features to fade away]]away.]]



* MagicalGirlWarrior: Every Siren
* TheMasquerade: Maintained in order to [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters prevent humans from destroying themselves through magical warfare]]. [[spoiler: Now in danger of being broken due to the zoo incident]]

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* MagicalGirlWarrior: Every Siren
Siren.
* TheMasquerade: Maintained in order to [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters prevent humans from destroying themselves through magical warfare]]. [[spoiler: Now [[spoiler:Became in danger of being broken due to the zoo incident]]incident, and [[TheUnmasquedWorld completely destroyed]] in the finale.]]



* [[spoiler: SoulJar: Teardrops can act like them, as in the case of Shou. ]]

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* [[spoiler: SadisticChoice: The blade Aptera was created by Yukari to destroy the Ravager, but requires an entire race's worth of magic to use. Draining either the magic of all humans or all youkai would seemingly lead to disaster in either case. Koishi works out how to TakeAThirdOption.]]
* [[spoiler: SoulJar: Teardrops can act like them, as in the case of Shou. ]]



** [[spoiler:Powering Aptera without draining an entire race of magic... by using the {{Masquerade}} instead.]]



* [[spoiler:TheUnmasquedWorld: The result of using the masquerade to power Aptera.]]



* WaterIsAir: "And of course, all of this was fire was being lit underwater. Sometimes Koishi wished magic could at least make the tiniest bit of sense."

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* WaterIsAir: "And of course, all of this was fire was being lit underwater. Sometimes Koishi wished magic could at least make the tiniest bit of sense."



** [[spoiler:DualWielding: Youmu,Nazrin]]

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** [[spoiler:DualWielding: Youmu,Nazrin]]Youmu, Nazrin]]



* WeNeedADistraction: [[spoiler: During the fight between Nazrin, Mamizou, and Komachi, Nazin was the distraction]]

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* WeNeedADistraction: [[spoiler: During the fight between Nazrin, Mamizou, and Komachi, Nazin Nazrin was the distraction]]
27th Nov '13 1:34:12 AM EDog19
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* PrecisionFBomb: [[spoiler: When Komachi frees Ran from Mamizou's seal]]

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* PrecisionFBomb: PrecisionFStrike: [[spoiler: When Komachi frees Ran from Mamizou's seal]]
21st Jul '13 11:05:00 AM Savato9
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* [[PowerDyesYourHair Power Dyes Your Hair To The Color It Had In Canon]]

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* [[PowerDyesYourHair Power Dyes Your Hair To The Color It Had In Canon]]Canon]]; and even if this trope isn't currently in effect, odds are the girl(s) in question will still have artificial highlights.
18th Jul '13 9:03:49 AM flamingaxe7
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--> In order:
**Koishi: Invoking BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind [[spoiler: and subconscious manipulation, MakingASplash]]
**Siren#2 [[spoiler:Mokou: Resurrection, PlayingWithFire]]
**Siren#3 [[spoiler:Sakuya: TimeStandsStill, CardSharp]]
**Siren#4 [[spoiler:Komachi: SpaceMaster, BFG]]
**Siren#5 [[spoiler:Youmu: DopplegangerAttack, SwordBeam]]
**Siren#6 [[spoiler:Nazrin/Shou: PowersAsPrograms, PowerArmor]]
**Siren#7 [[spoiler:Satori: {{Telepathy}}, ShockAndAwe]]



* KarmaHoudini: Rinnosuke literally gets away with murder, by [[EveryManHasHisPrice bribing]] or discrediting everyone connected to any charge brought against him. He's not a VillainWithGoodPublicity; everyone knows he's TheDon, they just can't do anything about it.

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* KarmaHoudini: Rinnosuke literally gets away with murder, by [[EveryManHasHisPrice bribing]] or discrediting everyone connected to any charge brought against him. He's not a VillainWithGoodPublicity; everyone knows he's TheDon, they just can't do anything about it. [[spoiler: until he [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlives his usefulness and is shot]]]]



* MagicalGirlWarrior

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* MagicalGirlWarriorMagicalGirlWarrior: Every Siren
18th Jul '13 8:50:37 AM flamingaxe7
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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: This is essentially Koishi's power.

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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: This is essentially Koishi's power. [[spoiler: Ironically, she undergoes a more literal example while BrainwashedAndCrazy]]



* EpiphanyTherapy: Most characters have some kind of psychological issue they must overcome before they can use their powers or be cured of a [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Mindcoil]].

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* EpiphanyTherapy: Most characters have some kind of psychological issue they must overcome before they can use their powers or be cured of a [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Mindcoil]].



* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: Koishi gets some glasses which [[PowerLimiter block her ability to see the magic world]]. Later she upgrades to contacts which can be turned off at will.

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* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: Koishi gets some glasses which [[PowerLimiter block her ability to see the magic world]]. Later she upgrades to contacts which can be turned off at will. [[spoiler: Nazrin's Ghost Rat Protocol grants her a visor with a HeadsUpDisplay]]



* HumansAreFlawed

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* HumansAreFlawedHumansAreFlawed: [[spoiler: A big reason behind Satori's FaceHeelTurn]]



* NearDeathExperience: Can partially awaken a person's latent magic powers. Koishi had one of these in her backstory, with the side effects of closing her third eye ([[RePower causing her powers to mutate]]) and [[LockedIntoStrangeness turning her hair silver]].

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* NearDeathExperience: Can partially awaken a person's latent magic powers. Koishi had one of these in her backstory, with the side effects of closing her third eye ([[RePower causing her powers to mutate]]) and [[LockedIntoStrangeness turning her hair silver]].



* SingleIssuePsychology: Played straight by most characters, though Sakuya has at least two unrelated issues.

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* SingleIssuePsychology: Played straight by most characters, though Sakuya has at least two unrelated issues.



* ThereAreNoTherapists

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* ThereAreNoTherapistsThereAreNoTherapists: Iku, the school nurse, sort of acts as one, but there are no actual therapists in story.



** HeroesPreferSwords: [[spoiler: Satori, Koishi's [[MidSeasonUpdgrade Ocean Princess form]]]]



-->"And what's life like in the real world? Well, imagine [[EveryoneIsASuper everyone you ever knew had some sort of superpower or magical ability]]. Everyone in your class is some sort of {{magical girl}}, and they all look like it as well - [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair crazy hair]], [[TechnicolorEyes weird eye colours]], and in your case [[ThirdEye an extra eye on top of the two you've already got]]. But again, no-one realises it, so all of that magic just goes to waste."

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-->"And what's life like in the real world? Well, imagine [[EveryoneIsASuper everyone you ever knew had some sort of superpower or magical ability]]. Everyone in your class is some sort of {{magical girl}}, and they all look like it as well - [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair crazy hair]], [[TechnicolorEyes weird eye colours]], and in your case [[ThirdEye an extra eye on top of the two you've already got]]. But again, no-one realises it, so all of that magic just goes to waste.""
* [[spoiler: YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Rinnosuke]]
10th Jul '13 9:39:50 AM flamingaxe7
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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Characters affected by the Mindcoils.

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Characters affected by the Mindcoils.[[spoiler: These included Cirno, Tewi, Eiki, Yuyuko, and Koishi herself]]



* GlamourFailure: Most youkai [[LittleBitBeastly retain some traits of their animal selves in human form]], such as Sango's dorsal fin, which they must hide by conventional means.

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* GlamourFailure: Most youkai [[LittleBitBeastly retain some traits of their animal selves in human form]], such as Sango's dorsal fin, which they must hide by conventional means. [[spoiler: Upon death, these are the first features to fade away]]



* TheMasquerade: Maintained in order to [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters prevent humans from destroying themselves through magical warfare]].

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* TheMasquerade: Maintained in order to [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters prevent humans from destroying themselves through magical warfare]]. [[spoiler: Now in danger of being broken due to the zoo incident]]



* PrecisionFBomb: [[spoiler: When Komachi frees Ran from Mamizou's seal]]



* [[spoiler: SoulJar: Teardrops can act like them, as in the case of Shou. ]]



** [[spoiler:DualWielding: Youmu]]

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** [[spoiler:DualWielding: Youmu]]Youmu,Nazrin]]


Added DiffLines:

* WeNeedADistraction: [[spoiler: During the fight between Nazrin, Mamizou, and Komachi, Nazin was the distraction]]
10th Nov '12 2:41:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* SpyFromWeightsAndMeasures: Nitori runs numerous service organisations as fronts for the White Pearl, allowing her to infiltrate agents into almost any location or private event. The Black Claw does similarly.
20th Oct '12 5:23:13 PM Prime32
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See ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' for tropes carried over from canon.

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See ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' for tropes carried over from canon.
canon, and the [[Characters/DolphinRiderKoishi character sheet]] for character-specific tropes.
20th Oct '12 5:19:47 PM Prime32
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* AmnesiacHero: Sakuya [[spoiler:aka Miyo "Myon" Konpaku]]
* AmoralAttorney: Reimu is introduced as one of these, though it turns out to be a bit more complex than that.
* AngstAversion: In-universe. Patchouli would like to have a few choice words with anyone who insists that TrueArtIsAngsty.



* TheAtoner: Nitori, for her role in creating The Ravager.



* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:After pretending to be Youki for so long, Youmu is reluctant to go back.]]



* ChasteHero: Koishi. The trope page is even [[PotHole potlinked]] in the text.



* CompositeCharacter: [[spoiler:Sakuya and ''Youmu's ghost half''.]]
* ConsummateLiar: Tewi
* DiscoDan: Iku
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Meiling
* DumbBlonde: Sakuya [[ExploitedTrope exploits this]] by dying her hair to [[ObfuscatingStupidity seem less suspicious]].
* EnergyAbsorption: [[spoiler:Mokou]] can absorb magical attacks, [[ChargedAttack which acts as a power source for her stronger abilities]].



* {{Escapism}}: Flandre and Patchouli have a secret love of MagicalGirl manga for this reason.



* FakeAmerican: Sakuya



* FishOutOfWater: Sango is a near-literal example, being a dolphin with limited knowledge of human customs.
* FollowInMyFootsteps: Kaguya's father, who expects her to be a brilliant pharmacist.
* FreudianExcuse: Tewi became a compulsive liar from having to lie to herself.
-->''Mamaís just sleeping Papa didnít do anything to her''
* TheGambler: Sakuya



* GoneHorriblyRight: When the youkai were losing their ancient war against humanity their last resort was to unleash [[UltimateLifeform Project 046, aka The Ravager]], a creature which single-handedly defeated the armies of mankind. [[OhCrap And then didn't stop.]]
* GratuitousFrench: [[spoiler:Sakuya]]'s transformation phrase.
* HealthcareMotivation: Sakuya has spent years trying to find a cure for the Scarlets' XP, [[IRejectYourReality despite it being a genetic condition and inherently incurable]].
* TheHeart: Koishi



* HeroicAlbino: Remilia and Flandre. Technically it's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xeroderma_pigmentosum Xeroderma pigmentosum]] rather than albinism, but the effect is similar.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Mokou trained Cirno to defend herself from bullies, but she ended up becoming the leader of the bullies.



* IfItTastesBadItMustBeGoodForYou: Mokou's health food tastes disgusting.



* IJustWantToBeNormal: Flandre. Her inability to accept her [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xeroderma_pigmentosum XP]] is her form of "madness" in this universe.
* IllGirl: The Scarlet sisters.



* IrrationalHatred: Mokou.
-->It hurt. It hurt like hell. She didn't care, she just wanted this thought to go away. The more she looked at that face, the less Kaguya looked like a heartless monster, and the more she looked like [[WellDoneSonGuy a stupid girl who made a stupid choice to win over her daddy]].
-->She didn't want Kaguya to have an explanation. Explanations meant she'd need to accept that she had a reason for screwing her over beyond being a heartless bitch, and then she'd have to let the grudge go. But forgiveness was hard, so much harder than just staying angry.



* KnightTemplar: [[spoiler:Eiki while controlled by the Mindcoil]]



* LightHairedSwimmer: Koishi and Sango are the characters who spend the most time in water, and both have silver hair at all times.
* LittleMissConArtist: Tewi
* LockedIntoStrangeness: The reason for Koishi's silver hair.

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* LightHairedSwimmer: Koishi and Sango are the characters who spend the most time in water, and both have silver hair [[LockedIntoStrangeness at all times.
* LittleMissConArtist: Tewi
* LockedIntoStrangeness: The reason for Koishi's silver hair.
times]].



* MonsterOfTheWeek: Humans who have been brainwashed by the Black Claw, and given Black Keys ([[{{Nasuverse}} not that kind]]) which let them transform into a OneWingedAngel.

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* MonsterOfTheWeek: Humans who have been brainwashed by the Black Claw, and given Black Keys "Black Keys" ([[{{Nasuverse}} not that kind]]) which let them transform into a OneWingedAngel.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Sakuya and Komachi.]]
* OpenHeartDentistry: Patchouli is a geneticist, but accepted a probably-misinformed request to work as the Scarlets' obstetrician because it payed well (and her own poor health made it hard to find work in her actual field).



* PlayfulHacker: "Princess" Kotohime.
* PoliticallyMotivatedTeacher: Keine



* PowerStrainBlackout: [[spoiler:Flandre after manifesting Laevateinn.]]
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Jozu, the race in question being "shark". Sango to a lesser extent.



* RefusalOfTheCall
* RenaissanceMan: "Kawashiro Nitori. Physics professor. Magical cult leader. Bartender...?"
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler:After her son Youki's death, Yuyuko forced Youmu to disguise herself as him.]]



* SelfDuplication: Tewi's latent power.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Koishi, in regards to Sango.
* ShroudedInMyth: Yukari Yakumo. Even her species was a mystery.



* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Koishi's power lets her communicate telepathically with youkai, regardless of form.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: ZUN's inconsistent spelling of Flandre/Frandle/Frandoll Scarlet is referenced.
-->Nitori typed in the name lazily. They had to settle for the family name, Scarlet, mainly because all of them found the name Flandre so foreign they had no clue how to spell it.



* StepfordSmiler: Kaguya
* StockAnimalDiet: Being a dolphin, Sango greatly prefers fish (particularly mackerel) to all other foods and will often extol its virtues.



* TeenGenius: Mokou, but only when it comes to chemistry or biology.



* ThisIsMyNameOnForeign: As a FakeAmerican, Sakuya Izayoi[[note]]Sakuya meaning ''"flowering night"'' and Izayoi meaning ''"sixteenth night [of the month]"''[[/note]] uses the pseudonym "Luna Fullerton".



* VerbalTic: Sango has one, phwee~. [[JustifiedTrope She actually does it on purpose as a form of magic sonar]], and drops it when not needed.



* WarriorTherapist: Koishi.



** ProngsOfPoseidon[=/=]WhipItGood: Koishi

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** ProngsOfPoseidon[=/=]WhipItGood: KoishiKoishi. [[spoiler:Her SuperMode instead uses [[HeroesPreferSwords a sword]]]]



-->"And what's life like in the real world? Well, imagine [[EveryoneIsASuper everyone you ever knew had some sort of superpower or magical ability]]. Everyone in your class is some sort of {{magical girl}}, and they all look like it as well - [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair crazy hair]], [[TechnicolorEyes weird eye colours]], and in your case [[ThirdEye an extra eye on top of the two you've already got]]. But again, no-one realises it, so all of that magic just goes to waste."
* WellDoneSonGuy: Kaguya's father has very high expectations of her which she struggles to live up to. The Kaguya/Mokou feud actually started when she stole from Mokou to please him, and Kaguya is implied to feel extremely guilty about it.
* WorthyOpponent: Jozu to Sango.
* YouCanSeeMe: [[spoiler:Youki Saigyouji]]

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-->"And what's life like in the real world? Well, imagine [[EveryoneIsASuper everyone you ever knew had some sort of superpower or magical ability]]. Everyone in your class is some sort of {{magical girl}}, and they all look like it as well - [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair crazy hair]], [[TechnicolorEyes weird eye colours]], and in your case [[ThirdEye an extra eye on top of the two you've already got]]. But again, no-one realises it, so all of that magic just goes to waste."
* WellDoneSonGuy: Kaguya's father has very high expectations of her which she struggles to live up to. The Kaguya/Mokou feud actually started when she stole from Mokou to please him, and Kaguya is implied to feel extremely guilty about it.
* WorthyOpponent: Jozu to Sango.
* YouCanSeeMe: [[spoiler:Youki Saigyouji]]
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