History LightNovel / MaoyuuMaouYuusha

11th Sep '16 5:20:19 PM KakuradyDrakenar
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* LoopholeAbuse: The creation of a new primary demon clan to up Demon Queen's number of supporters, orchestrated by Archduke Fire Dragon. The new clan consists of a lot of humans.[[note]]The Gateway City is a mixture of humans and demons, the new clan consists of all citizens of the city, so it is not entirely humans[[/note]]

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* LoopholeAbuse: The creation of a new primary demon clan to up Demon Queen's number of supporters, supporters at the Khuruldai, orchestrated by Archduke Fire Dragon. The new clan consists of a lot of humans.humans, because "demon" was defined as "one who [[spoiler:lives underground]]" in the regulations.[[note]]The Gateway City is a mixture of humans and demons, and the new clan consists of all citizens of the city, so it is not entirely humans[[/note]]humans.[[/note]]



* {{Meido}}: The Head Maid. Also a BattleButler, which qualifies her as a NinjaMaid.

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* {{Meido}}: The Head Maid. Also a BattleButler, which qualifies her as a NinjaMaid. She seems to have learned about what a maid is from {{LightNovel}}s.
11th Sep '16 5:09:24 PM KakuradyDrakenar
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** The Archibishop's end goal seem to be [[to gain the power of both the Hero and the Demon King, and restart the world so he becomes the supreme ruler; completely abandoning the church's followers and nobility supporters in this iteration of the world]].

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** The Archibishop's end goal seem to be [[to [[spoiler: to gain the power of both the Hero and the Demon King, and restart the world so he becomes the supreme ruler; completely abandoning the church's followers and nobility supporters in this iteration of the world]].
11th Sep '16 5:08:13 PM KakuradyDrakenar
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** The Archibishop's end goal seem to be [[to gain the power of both the Hero and the Demon King, and restart the world so he becomes the supreme ruler; completely abandoning the church's followers and nobility supporters in this iteration of the world]].



* ExactWords: The accords of the Kulurtai, the great meeting of demon clans, hold that any demon clan can join the Grand Clans if they have enough persons in their clan and are supported by two current members, objections by other clans cannot stop the process. And [[spoiler:as the original definition of "demon" is "one who lives underground" the humans of Gateway City, fulfilling the numbers requirement and currently living underground quite prosperously, invoke the right to join. They are granted the right]].

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* ExactWords: The accords of the Kulurtai, the great meeting of demon clans, hold that any demon clan can join the Grand Clans if they have enough persons in their clan and are supported by two current members, objections by other clans cannot stop the process. And [[spoiler:as the original definition of "demon" is "one who lives underground" underground", and "enough persons" was also defined when demon clans were a lot smaller in number; the humans of Gateway City, fulfilling the numbers requirement and currently living underground quite prosperously, invoke the right to join. They are granted the right]].



** It's pretty clear that the discord in the Holy Key Expedition is partially a result of this, as well as the clash between Royal Prince Marshal and the Archbishop's ideas over what the war is about. The nobles in the army see the serfs as idiots, and the Archbishop makes no effort in having an actual strategy, since all he wants is to capture Gateway City [[spoiler:and TakeOverTheWorld]]. It's up to Royal Prince Marshal, his Chief Strategist, and the Blue Ash King to devise plans to actually keep the expedition going.

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** It's pretty clear that the discord in the Holy Key Expedition is partially a result of this, as well as the clash between Royal Prince Marshal and the Archbishop's ideas over what the war is about. The nobles in the army see the serfs as idiots, and the Archbishop makes no effort in having an actual strategy, since all he wants is to capture Gateway City [[spoiler:and TakeOverTheWorld]].[[spoiler: and push its ResetButton so he TakeOverTheWorld ]]. It's up to Royal Prince Marshal, his Chief Strategist, and the Blue Ash King to devise plans to actually keep the expedition going.
3rd Sep '16 11:04:28 AM Morgenthaler
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** Most humans countries are based on the HolyRomanEmpire nations.

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** Most humans countries are based on the HolyRomanEmpire UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire nations.
23rd Aug '16 3:21:37 PM Andrzej
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* GoroawaseNumber: The promotional site for the upcoming anime adaptation has a special download once a month (a Demon Queen pin-up wallpaper) every 29th, the [[RunningGag "Useless Meat"]] Day. Why the 29th? Well, ''2'' and ''9'' are ''ni'' and ''kyuu'' in Japanese, that sounds like ''niku'' ("meat").



* Main/Pun: The promotional site for the upcoming anime adaptation has a special download once a month (a Demon Queen pin-up wallpaper) every 29th, the [[RunningGag "Useless Meat"]] Day. Why the 29th? Well, ''2'' and ''9'' are ''ni'' and ''kyuu'' in Japanese, that sounds like ''niku'' ("meat").
23rd Aug '16 1:26:02 PM valar55
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** In one of the chapters Female Mage calls Demon King "Hero of the Demon World" and Hero "Demon King of the Human World".

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** In one of the chapters chapters, Female Mage calls Demon King "Hero of the Demon World" and Hero "Demon King of the Human World".



* PersonOfMassDestruction: In the original light novel, the Hero alludes to "siege-class" spells. Various adaptations also show him destroying large parts of the landscape by ''swinging his sword''. [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/maoyuu_maou_yuusha_kono_watashi_no_mono_tonare_yuusha_yo_kotowaru/c019/43.html No an allusion in the manga,]]

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* PersonOfMassDestruction: In the original light novel, the Hero alludes to "siege-class" spells. Various adaptations also show him destroying large parts of the landscape by ''swinging his sword''. [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/maoyuu_maou_yuusha_kono_watashi_no_mono_tonare_yuusha_yo_kotowaru/c019/43.html No Not an allusion in the manga,]]



* Pun: The promotional site for the upcoming anime adaptation has a special download once a month (a Demon Queen pin-up wallpaper) every 29th, the [[RunningGag "Useless Meat"]] Day. Why the 29th? Well, ''2'' and ''9'' are ''ni'' and ''kyuu'' in Japanese, that sounds like ''niku'' ("meat").

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* Pun: Main/Pun: The promotional site for the upcoming anime adaptation has a special download once a month (a Demon Queen pin-up wallpaper) every 29th, the [[RunningGag "Useless Meat"]] Day. Why the 29th? Well, ''2'' and ''9'' are ''ni'' and ''kyuu'' in Japanese, that sounds like ''niku'' ("meat").
23rd Aug '16 1:19:50 PM valar55
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* LightIsNotGood: Some of the church members aren't exactly using their powers for the good of mankind, such as when they declare potatoes to be a demonic item, despite the fact that its saved countless lives due to its hardiness and availability to the lower classes. The Archbishop is ''very'' ObviouslyEvil to the readers, although he's better at hiding it in-universe. Both the Hero and Royal Prince Marshal can see through him, though.

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* LightIsNotGood: Some of the church members aren't exactly using their powers for the good of mankind, such as when they declare potatoes to be a demonic item, despite the fact that its it's saved countless lives due to its it's hardiness and availability to the lower classes. The Archbishop is ''very'' ObviouslyEvil to the readers, although he's better at hiding it in-universe. Both the Hero and Royal Prince Marshal can see through him, though.



* LoopholeAbuse: The creation of a new primary demon clan to up Demon Queen's number of supporters, orchestrated by Archduke Fire Dragon. The new clan consists of a lot of humans.[[note:The Gateway City is a mixture of humans and demons, the new clan consist of all citizens of the city, so it is not entirely humans]]

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* LoopholeAbuse: The creation of a new primary demon clan to up Demon Queen's number of supporters, orchestrated by Archduke Fire Dragon. The new clan consists of a lot of humans.[[note:The [[note]]The Gateway City is a mixture of humans and demons, the new clan consist consists of all citizens of the city, so it is not entirely humans]]humans[[/note]]
23rd Aug '16 1:09:36 PM valar55
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* CastingGag: Both the Drama CD and anime series has Creator/AmiKoshimizu and Creator/JunFukuyama voicing the titular protagonists respectively, using their previous experience as [[LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf a supernatural economist and her human companion]].
23rd Aug '16 8:32:26 AM Andrzej
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->'''Hero''': What is this, an evil ritual?
->'''Demon Queen''': No. Itís an economic study on the benefits of war as a large consumption market.

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->'''Hero''': ->'''Hero:''' What is this, an evil ritual?
->'''Demon Queen''':
ritual?\\
'''Demon Queen:'''
No. Itís It's an economic study on the benefits of war as a large consumption market.



* '''Maoyuu Maou Yuusha Gaiden''': A SpinOff running on ''Monthly Shonen Sirius''. Centered around Witch Girl's adventures departed from the original party.

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* '''Maoyuu Maou Yuusha Gaiden''': Gaiden:''' A SpinOff running on ''Monthly Shonen Sirius''. Centered around Witch Girl's adventures departed from the original party.



* AlmostKiss: Hero and Demon Queen early in the story [[spoiler: they got interrupted by the presence of the sisters.]] Another one happens at the end of episode 5, but this time they stop because the music playing in the festival ended.

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* AlmostKiss: Hero and Demon Queen early in the story [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they got interrupted by the presence of the sisters.]] sisters]]. Another one happens at the end of episode 5, but this time they stop because the music playing in the festival ended.



* BattleButler: The Head Maid lists bodyguard duties and leading armies among her responsibilities as a maid. Naturally, Butler is also this, as one of Hero's (and the previous Hero's) companions known as Archer.
** The Archer eventually becomes this to the Winter Prince. In fact, his title Shitsuji translates to Director or Butler.

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* BattleButler: BattleButler:
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The Head Maid lists bodyguard duties and leading armies among her responsibilities as a maid. Naturally, Butler is also this, as one of Hero's (and the previous Hero's) companions known as Archer.
** The Archer eventually becomes this to the Winter Prince. In fact, his title Shitsuji translates to Director or Butler.



* BreatherEpisode: Episode 7, which followed episode 6 when the humans retake Bright Light island. It largely focuses on the LoveTriangle forming between the Hero, Lady Knight, and the Demon King.

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* BreatherEpisode: BreatherEpisode:
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Episode 7, which followed episode 6 when the humans retake Bright Light island. It largely focuses on the LoveTriangle forming between the Hero, Lady Knight, and the Demon King.



* CallBack: At the very beginning of the story, the Demon Queen and the Hero discuss the fact that traditionally a demon lord would [[WeCanRuleTogether offer the hero half the world]] if they switched sides; both of them agree that nobody would ever fall for that. Many, many chapters later [[spoiler:when the Demon Queen is possessed by past lords, they try to offer the hero half the world. He doesn't even let them finish the sentence]].
** This is very likely a reference to the original ''Videogame/DragonQuest'' where the Big Bad offers the hero the very same under identical circumstances.

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* CallBack: At the very beginning of the story, the Demon Queen and the Hero discuss the fact that traditionally a demon lord would [[WeCanRuleTogether offer the hero half the world]] if they switched sides; both of them agree that nobody would ever fall for that. Many, many chapters later [[spoiler:when the Demon Queen is possessed by past lords, they try to offer the hero half the world. He doesn't even let them finish the sentence]].
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sentence]]. This is very likely a reference to the original ''Videogame/DragonQuest'' where the Big Bad offers the hero the very same under identical circumstances. circumstances.



* CorruptChurch: While many of its followers (in particular, villagers and nuns) are quite benign and devout, the desires of power, avarice and control have infected much of the Central Church of the Light Spirit, causing it to work in league with the power brokers in nobility. They gang up on the [[spoiler:Crimson Scholar, labeling her a 'heretic']] not because of any true theological issues, but because [[spoiler: her inventions and innovations that brought bounty to the Southern Triad has weakened the Triad's need to be dependent on the Central Nation and, thus, do whatever they are told.]] By the end of the anime version of the story, [[spoiler: Female Knight's convent of the Lakeside Church, where she is prioress,]] break off from the Central Church.
** [[spoiler:And they're working with the Blue Demon Tribe, whose hat is SocialDarwinism, to perpetuate the war so that both factions can remain in power forever]]. It shows how little they're motivated by self-righteousness and order and more by... other things.
* {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}: The humans (as the Merchant Union) and demons who fund the war. In spite of this, the Demon King is able to persuade the Merchant Union to help her plans, since this will open up new markets to them.

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* CorruptChurch: CorruptChurch:
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While many of its followers (in particular, villagers and nuns) are quite benign and devout, the desires of power, avarice and control have infected much of the Central Church of the Light Spirit, causing it to work in league with the power brokers in nobility. They gang up on the [[spoiler:Crimson Scholar, labeling her a 'heretic']] not because of any true theological issues, but because [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her inventions and innovations that brought bounty to the Southern Triad has weakened the Triad's need to be dependent on the Central Nation and, thus, do whatever they are told.]] told]]. By the end of the anime version of the story, [[spoiler: Female [[spoiler:Female Knight's convent of the Lakeside Church, where she is prioress,]] break off from the Central Church.
** [[spoiler:And they're It goes further than that. [[spoiler:The Central Church is working with the Blue Demon Tribe, whose hat is SocialDarwinism, to perpetuate the war so that both factions can remain in power forever]]. It shows how little they're motivated by self-righteousness and order and more by... other things.
* {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}: CorruptCorporateExecutive: The humans (as the Merchant Union) and demons who fund the war. In spite of this, the Demon King is able to persuade the Merchant Union to help her plans, since this will open up new markets to them.



* CrystalDragonJesus: The Church of the Holy Spirit is reminiscent of medieval Catholicism. Corruption [[spoiler: in the Central Church thankfully doesn't sit well with the followers of the actual teachings of the faith]], and they hold a line against the Central Nations.

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* CrystalDragonJesus: The Church of the Holy Spirit is reminiscent of medieval Catholicism. Corruption [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in the Central Church thankfully doesn't sit well with the followers of the actual teachings of the faith]], and they hold a line against the Central Nations.



* DeconstructorFleet: The series is a deconstruction of the fantasy genre in general, since it points out that TheHero killing the EvilOverlord does not necessarily end the world's problems. In fact, the true way of achieving world peace is not through brute force, but through a combination of military, economic, diplomatic, political and social reforms.
** Interestingly, the relationship between Demon Queen and Hero RECONSTRUCTS the idea of an ArrangedMarriage.

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* DeconstructorFleet: DeconstructorFleet:
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The series is a deconstruction of the fantasy genre in general, since it points out that TheHero killing the EvilOverlord does not necessarily end the world's problems. In fact, the true way of achieving world peace is not through brute force, but through a combination of military, economic, diplomatic, political and social reforms.
** Interestingly, the relationship between Demon Queen and Hero RECONSTRUCTS ''{{reconstruct|edTrope}}s'' the idea of an ArrangedMarriage.



* GoodAllAlong: The Demon clans are a varied bunch, including the knowledge-loving, reasonable inhabitants of the External Library (the Demon Queen's own) and ''fairies''. Best exemplified by the Demon King but [[spoiler: the Azure Demons are clearly "old school" in their desire to conquer.]]

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* GoodAllAlong: The Demon clans are a varied bunch, including the knowledge-loving, reasonable inhabitants of the External Library (the Demon Queen's own) and ''fairies''. Best exemplified by the Demon King but [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Azure Demons are clearly "old school" in their desire to conquer.]]



* GuileHero: The Demon Queen is presumably a LadyOfBlackMagic with all that entails but prefers using her [[GenreSavvy brain power]] rather than [[GlassCannon dark powers]].

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* GuileHero: GuileHero:
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The Demon Queen is presumably a LadyOfBlackMagic with all that entails but prefers using her [[GenreSavvy brain power]] rather than [[GlassCannon dark powers]].



* HappilyEverAfter: [[spoiler:The Hero, the Demon Queen and Lady Knight decide to retire in the end of the Light Novel series, seeing that the many people they came in contact with have absorbed and taken after their ideals, the trio leave together to travel to some faraway and quiet place]].

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* HappilyEverAfter: [[spoiler:The Hero, the Demon Queen and Lady Knight decide to retire in the end of the Light Novel series, seeing that the many people they came in contact with have absorbed and taken after their ideals, the trio leave together to travel to some faraway and quiet place]].place.]]



* InvincibleHero: The Hero is supposedly able to fight ''entire armies'' on his own. The rest of the people from his old team aren't all that far behind. True to the series' nature, however, this trope is also [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]], because his powers made him feel alienated from other people, and with his schooling under the Demon Queen's tutelage, he has since become more of a pacifist.
** Furthermore, in keeping with the show's overarching message that brute force doesn't work, the Hero often becomes depressed due to feeling like he can't accomplish anything noteworthy for the Demon Queen's plans, as all he knows is how to fight. Gradually though, he does see Character Development and realizes he can be useful in ways that don't require his fighting abilities.
* IronicEcho: [[spoiler: "Be mine, Hero!" "I refuse!"]].

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* InvincibleHero: InvincibleHero:
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The Hero is supposedly able to fight ''entire armies'' on his own. The rest of the people from his old team aren't all that far behind. True to the series' nature, however, this trope is also [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]], because his powers made him feel alienated from other people, and with his schooling under the Demon Queen's tutelage, he has since become more of a pacifist.
** Furthermore, in keeping with the show's overarching message that brute force doesn't work, the Hero often becomes depressed due to feeling like he can't accomplish anything noteworthy for the Demon Queen's plans, as all he knows is how to fight. Gradually though, he does see Character Development CharacterDevelopment and realizes he can be useful in ways that don't require his fighting abilities.
* IronicEcho: [[spoiler: "Be [[spoiler:"Be mine, Hero!" "I refuse!"]].



-->'''Archduke Fire Dragon''': Nowhere in the constitution does it say that humans can't be demons.
* LoveAtFirstSight: The Demon Queen is quite clearly smitten with the Hero the first time she sets eyes on him. It takes a little longer on the latter's part, but by the end of their first meeting he's devoted to her as well.
** Actually subverted later on, where it's shown that [[spoiler: the Demon Queen has been watching the Hero throughout his life after learning that he would be her destiny via a crystal ball.]]

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-->'''Archduke Fire Dragon''': Dragon:''' Nowhere in the constitution does it say that humans can't be demons.
* LoveAtFirstSight: LoveAtFirstSight:
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The Demon Queen is quite clearly smitten with the Hero the first time she sets eyes on him. It takes a little longer on the latter's part, but by the end of their first meeting he's devoted to her as well.
** Actually subverted later on, Later on revealed to be a {{Subver|tedTrope}}sion, where it's shown that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Demon Queen has been watching the Hero throughout his life after learning that he would be her destiny via a crystal ball.]]



* MomentKiller: The sisters unwittingly become one early in the story [[spoiler: when Hero and Demon Queen are [[AlmostKiss about to kiss]] in front of the fireplace]].

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* MomentKiller: The sisters unwittingly become one early in the story [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when Hero and Demon Queen are [[AlmostKiss about to kiss]] in front of the fireplace]].



* NotSoDifferent: The Demon King explains various scenarios regarding the ongoing war between the humans and the demons, and how things would play out if one side or the other were to emerge victorious, or if the war ended suddenly. The Hero begins to realize that she doesn't want those worst-case scenarios to happen any more than he would.

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* NotSoDifferent: NotSoDifferent:
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The Demon King explains various scenarios regarding the ongoing war between the humans and the demons, and how things would play out if one side or the other were to emerge victorious, or if the war ended suddenly. The Hero begins to realize that she doesn't want those worst-case scenarios to happen any more than he would.



* PersonOfMassDestruction: In the original light novel, the Hero alludes to "siege-class" spells. Various adaptions also show him destroying large parts of the landscape by ''swinging his sword''.
** [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/maoyuu_maou_yuusha_kono_watashi_no_mono_tonare_yuusha_yo_kotowaru/c019/43.html Allusion no longer]].

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* PersonOfMassDestruction: In the original light novel, the Hero alludes to "siege-class" spells. Various adaptions adaptations also show him destroying large parts of the landscape by ''swinging his sword''.
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sword''. [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/maoyuu_maou_yuusha_kono_watashi_no_mono_tonare_yuusha_yo_kotowaru/c019/43.html Allusion no longer]].No an allusion in the manga,]]



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The Demon Queen, for starters. As the leader of the Lakeside Convent, Lady Knight is this as well. The leaders of the Southern Triad (sans, obviously, the White Knight King who was left out) and later the Southern Union are this.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: ReasonableAuthorityFigure:
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The Demon Queen, for starters. As the leader of the Lakeside Convent, Lady Knight is this as well. The leaders of the Southern Triad (sans, obviously, the White Knight King who was left out) and later the Southern Union are this.



* RousingSpeech: The Crimson Scholar [[spoiler:(Big Sister Maid in magical disguise)]] won't bow down ''because she is human!''.

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* RousingSpeech: RousingSpeech:
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The Crimson Scholar [[spoiler:(Big Sister Maid in magical disguise)]] won't bow down ''because she is human!''.human!''



** In chapter 23 of the Ishida version, where the Dragon Princess' speech is from [[Literature/TheBible the Bible]], specifically Ecclesiastes 3 (better known as the lyrics of [[Music/TheByrds Turn! Turn! Turn!]]), only slightly modified, the difference is msinly from the re-translation from Japanese:
---> '''Princess''': "There are times for birth, times for death. Times for starving, times for hunting. Times for killing, times for healing. There are times for tears, there are times for laughter... There are times for love, there are times for grudge. There are times for war, and there are times for peace."
---> '''Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NIV)''': "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace."
---> '''Turn! Turn! Turn!''': "A time to be born, a time to die. A time to plant, a time to reap. A time to kill, a time to heal. A time to laugh, a time to weep... A time of love, a time of hate, A time of war, a time of peace."
* ShownTheirWork: Many of the Demon Queen's technological innovations are based on real-life ones like crop rotation, to the point where the exact system discussed was identical to that which played a crucial role in the British Agricultural Revolution. When discussing techniques for growing potatoes in barren lands, she selects dead fish as fertilizer ("sacrifice", as she terms them), which has real-life truth due to their high nitrogen content which helps fertilization in sandy soil. The supporting characters also have very in-depth knowledge of politics, macroeconomics, military tactics, organized religion, immigration, social welfare and human rights.
** Also, potatoes really were decried as evil at some point.[[hottip:*: Potatoes were first served to the British court by an ill-informed chef in the form of baked and boiled greens and eyes. This "meal" went over poorly.]]
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'', down to the anime adaptation having mostly the same animation team and [[Creator/JunFukuyama voice]] [[Creator/AmiKoshimizu actors]] as the latter's adaptation, though to a more epic scale.
** One wit pointed out that Holo was flat-chested, and Spice And Wolf concerned itself largely with Microeconomics, while The Dark Lady is a lot more...''[[MostCommonSuperpower sizable]]'' and deals in Macroeconomics.

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** In chapter 23 of the Ishida version, where the Dragon Princess' speech is from [[Literature/TheBible the Bible]], specifically Ecclesiastes 3 (better known as the lyrics of [[Music/TheByrds Turn! Turn! Turn!]]), only slightly modified, the difference is msinly mainly from the re-translation from Japanese:
---> '''Princess''': "There
Japanese:
--->'''Princess:''' There
are times for birth, times for death. Times for starving, times for hunting. Times for killing, times for healing. There are times for tears, there are times for laughter... There are times for love, there are times for grudge. There are times for war, and there are times for peace."
--->
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'''Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NIV)''': "There (NIV):''' There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace."
--->
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'''Turn! Turn! Turn!''': "A Turn!:''' A time to be born, a time to die. A time to plant, a time to reap. A time to kill, a time to heal. A time to laugh, a time to weep... A time of love, a time of hate, A time of war, a time of peace."
peace.
* ShownTheirWork: ShownTheirWork:
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Many of the Demon Queen's technological innovations are based on real-life ones like crop rotation, to the point where the exact system discussed was identical to that which played a crucial role in the British Agricultural Revolution. When discussing techniques for growing potatoes in barren lands, she selects dead fish as fertilizer ("sacrifice", as she terms them), which has real-life truth due to their high nitrogen content which helps fertilization in sandy soil. The supporting characters also have very in-depth knowledge of politics, macroeconomics, military tactics, organized religion, immigration, social welfare and human rights.
** Also, potatoes really actually were decried as evil at some point.[[hottip:*: Potatoes [[note]]Potatoes were first served to the British court by an ill-informed chef in the form of baked and boiled greens and eyes. This "meal" went over poorly.]]
[[/note]]
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'', down to the anime adaptation having mostly the same animation team and [[Creator/JunFukuyama voice]] [[Creator/AmiKoshimizu actors]] as the latter's adaptation, though to a more epic scale.
** One wit pointed out
scale. It has been joked that Holo was flat-chested, and Spice ''Spice And Wolf Wolf'' concerned itself largely with Microeconomics, while The Dark Lady is a lot more...''[[MostCommonSuperpower sizable]]'' and deals in Macroeconomics.



* SurroundedByIdiots: Much to her frustration, the Demon Queen feels like this after teaching some youngsters, especially three young boys from varying backgrounds (warrior, noble and merchant) who fail to understand the socioeconomic consequences of war.
** It's pretty clear that the discord in the Holy Key Expedition is partially a result of this, as well as the clash between Royal Prince Marshal and the Archbishop's ideas over what the war is about. The nobles in the army see the serfs as idiots, and the Archbishop makes no effort in having an actual strategy, since all he wants is to capture Gateway City [[spoiler:and TakeOverTheWorld.]] It's up to Royal Prince Marshal, his Chief Strategist, and the Blue Ash King to devise plans to actually keep the expedition going.

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* SurroundedByIdiots: SurroundedByIdiots:
**
Much to her frustration, the Demon Queen feels like this after teaching some youngsters, especially three young boys from varying backgrounds (warrior, noble and merchant) who fail to understand the socioeconomic consequences of war.
** It's pretty clear that the discord in the Holy Key Expedition is partially a result of this, as well as the clash between Royal Prince Marshal and the Archbishop's ideas over what the war is about. The nobles in the army see the serfs as idiots, and the Archbishop makes no effort in having an actual strategy, since all he wants is to capture Gateway City [[spoiler:and TakeOverTheWorld.]] TakeOverTheWorld]]. It's up to Royal Prince Marshal, his Chief Strategist, and the Blue Ash King to devise plans to actually keep the expedition going.



* SwordAndSorcerer: The Hero and the Demon Queen.
** Played with however, in that Hero is actually more talented in ''both'' Sword and Sorcery than Demon Queen is. It's just that there's a limit to what he can do to change the world with raw power.

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* SwordAndSorcerer: The Hero and the Demon Queen.
** Played with
Queen. PlayedWith however, in that Hero is actually more talented in ''both'' Sword and Sorcery than Demon Queen is. It's just that there's a limit to what he can do to change the world with raw power.



* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: After the Demon Queen/ Crimson Scholar left the village and gave Older Sister Maid the [[IdentityImpersonator ring of illusion]], the central church accuses the Crimson Scholar of heresy, claiming her farming method and knowledge are evil teachings contrary to the Light Spirit. To defuse the situation, the plan is to let Older Sister Maid pose as the Crimson Scholar and let herself be captured, and then, after she's taken out of the Winter Nation, the Hero will free her. [[spoiler:However, it goes awry when Older Sister Maid, posing as the Crimson Scholar, is brought out to be humiliated in front of the populace. Instead of taking the abuse, she looses an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] and defiant speech about [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech how she was once a serf, but was able to see the light thanks to someone's kindness (the Crimson Scholar and Head Maid, but of course she omits that specific part) and realized her worth as a free human being who is blessed by The Spirit of Light, which she extends to the entire populace watching her, serfs included.]] She refuses to let anyone help her since she wants to stand on her own as a human being, and takes on the Head Maid's stance that everyone who doesn't take advantage of their gifts of freedom is a contemptible insect. Naturally, the inquisitor doesn't like it at all and commands his soldiers to behead her. Luckily, none other than the Winter Nation King, Lady Knight, and the entire gathered populace came to her protection.]]

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* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: After the Demon Queen/ Crimson Scholar left the village and gave Older Sister Maid the [[IdentityImpersonator ring of illusion]], the central church accuses the Crimson Scholar of heresy, claiming her farming method and knowledge are evil teachings contrary to the Light Spirit. To defuse the situation, the plan is to let Older Sister Maid pose as the Crimson Scholar and let herself be captured, and then, after she's taken out of the Winter Nation, the Hero will free her. [[spoiler:However, it goes awry when Older Sister Maid, posing as the Crimson Scholar, is brought out to be humiliated in front of the populace. Instead of taking the abuse, she looses an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] and defiant speech about [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech how she was once a serf, but was able to see the light thanks to someone's kindness (the Crimson Scholar and Head Maid, but of course she omits that specific part) and realized her worth as a free human being who is blessed by The Spirit of Light, which she extends to the entire populace watching her, serfs included.]] included]]. She refuses to let anyone help her since she wants to stand on her own as a human being, and takes on the Head Maid's stance that everyone who doesn't take advantage of their gifts of freedom is a contemptible insect. Naturally, the inquisitor doesn't like it at all and commands his soldiers to behead her. Luckily, none other than the Winter Nation King, Lady Knight, and the entire gathered populace came to her protection.]]



* TitleDrop: The title of the first Light Novel and the actual title of the Comp Ace adaptation: ''Maoyuu Maou Yuusha - "Kono Watashi no Mono Tonare, Yuusha yo" "Kotowaru!"'', it's a excerpt of the exchange the Hero and the Demon Queen make to each other in their first meeting, which is: ''"Be mine, Hero" "I refuse!"'' depending on your translation.

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* TitleDrop: TitleDrop:
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The title of the first Light Novel and the actual title of the Comp Ace adaptation: ''Maoyuu Maou Yuusha - "Kono Watashi no Mono Tonare, Yuusha yo" "Kotowaru!"'', it's a an excerpt of the exchange the Hero and the Demon Queen make to each other in their first meeting, which is: ''"Be mine, Hero" "I refuse!"'' depending on your translation. translation.



* ThreesomeSubtext: [[spoiler:The Light Novel series decided not give a set-in-stone romantic conclusion to The Hero, The Demon Queen and Lady Knightís ordeal; instead it decided to end with all three of them retiring and traveling to some faraway place, together in full realization that The Demon Queen and Lady Knight love The Hero - leaving it to the reader to decide whether or not this is the case.]]
* ToWinWithoutFighting: Demon Queen admits this may be impossible, given that they are up against {{Proud Warrior Race}}s and noblemen who think WeHaveReserves, but they must try. Hero manages to [[spoiler: free Gateway City from the Crusaders]] this way, at least.

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* ThreesomeSubtext: [[spoiler:The Light Novel series decided not give a set-in-stone romantic conclusion to The Hero, The Demon Queen and Lady Knightís Knight's ordeal; instead it decided to end with all three of them retiring and traveling to some faraway place, together in full realization that The Demon Queen and Lady Knight love The Hero - leaving it to the reader to decide whether or not this is the case.]]
* ToWinWithoutFighting: ToWinWithoutFighting:
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Demon Queen admits this may be impossible, given that they are up against {{Proud Warrior Race}}s and noblemen who think WeHaveReserves, but they must try. Hero manages to [[spoiler: free [[spoiler:free Gateway City from the Crusaders]] this way, at least.



* VerbalJudo: Between the Demon Queen and the Young Merchant while they're discussing the compass. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Head Maid serves as a combat commentator.]]

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* VerbalJudo: VerbalJudo:
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Between the Demon Queen and the Young Merchant while they're discussing the compass. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Head Maid serves as a combat commentator.]]



* WhamEpisode: Episode 8, when the Winter King is told to hand the Crimson Scholar over to the Church due to potatoes, a crop she introduced, being considered a demonic item.
** Episode 12, when it's revealed that [[spoiler: the Central Church and the Blue Demon tribe are working together, and have been from the very start, because both sides need the war perpetuated to main their power structures]].
** During the battle between [[spoiler:the Blue Demons and the Southern Triad, Central's Holy Key Expedition arrives... and proceeds to decimate ''both'' armies with their new guns.]] Needless to say, the main characters are absolutely horrified by the devastation.

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* WhamEpisode: WhamEpisode:
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Episode 8, when the Winter King is told to hand the Crimson Scholar over to the Church due to potatoes, a crop she introduced, being considered a demonic item.
** Episode 12, when it's revealed that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Central Church and the Blue Demon tribe are working together, and have been from the very start, because both sides need the war perpetuated to main their power structures]].
** During the battle between [[spoiler:the Blue Demons and the Southern Triad, Central's Holy Key Expedition arrives... and proceeds to decimate ''both'' armies with their new guns.]] guns]]. Needless to say, the main characters are absolutely horrified by the devastation.




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** In chapter 23 of the Ishida version, where the Dragon Princess' speech is from [[Literature/TheBible the Bible]], specifically Ecclesiastes 3 (better known as the lyrics of [[TheByrds Turn! Turn! Turn!]]), only slightly modified, the difference is msinly from the re-translation from Japanese:

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** In chapter 23 of the Ishida version, where the Dragon Princess' speech is from [[Literature/TheBible the Bible]], specifically Ecclesiastes 3 (better known as the lyrics of [[TheByrds [[Music/TheByrds Turn! Turn! Turn!]]), only slightly modified, the difference is msinly from the re-translation from Japanese:
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