History Literature / CloudOfSparrows

3rd Mar '16 3:32:06 AM Tron80
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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Emily. Oh God, Emily.

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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: SoBeautifulItsACurse:
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Emily. Oh God, Emily.



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24th Oct '15 6:43:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Genji and Shigeru are both well aware that prophecies rarely turn out the way one expects.
20th Sep '13 4:31:07 PM Matt620
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* ActionGirl: [[spoiler: Heiko]] is actually a ninja, and kills some guards in a barricade with help from Stark. Hanako, despite being a maid, protects [[spoiler: Emily and Hide, losing her arm in the process]] with a sword.



* BatmanGambit: Fully expecting to have traitors among his guards, Genji allows several guards to sit in a vital planning meeting in order to flush them out. [[spoiler: Kudo reveals himself as a traitor to Shigeru in the process.]]



* {{Bishonen}} :Genji, describes as 'too pretty for a man'

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* {{Bishonen}} :Genji, {{Bishonen}}: Genji, describes as 'too pretty for a man'man'
* BreakTheHaughty: Hanako, when she came to Cloud of Sparrows, was a total bitch. She mellows out after a conversation with Genji's grandfather.



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: All the characters are a product of their respective times and cultures, which means even [[spoiler: Hero Genji will massacre an entire village, including the family of the woman he loves, in order to keep the secret of her birth, because it would cause him scandal.]]

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: All the characters are a product of their respective times and cultures, which means even [[spoiler: Hero Genji will massacre an entire village, including the family of the woman he loves, in order to keep the secret of her birth, because it would cause him scandal. Shigeru will also kill every single member of traitor Kudo's family, including an infant less than one year old.]]



* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Genji has a prophecy of [[spoiler: his death, being assassinated at the Diet, as well seeing his daughter, a half-Japanese woman named Shizuka, who wears Emily's fleur-de-lis necklace, implying she is her mother]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Heiko]], when the truth is discovered, plans a suicide. [[spoiler: She is talked out of it.]]



* FriendlyEnemy: A {{Gonk}}-ish feudal lord with a crush on Genji, who [[ObliviousToLove doesn't notice it]]. [[spoiler: After he dies bringing reinforcements to a battle with Genji, Genji displays mercy and allows all of his vassals to enter his service instead of being killed.]]
* Geisha: Heiko



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Saiki and Kudo.]]



* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Mary Anne. Heiko might qualify as well

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Mary Anne. Heiko might qualify as wellwell.


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* PairTheSpares: Going back to America, [[spoiler: Stark and Heiko]].


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* RuleOfThree: Genji will only have three prophecies over the course of his life. The first is that he will become fluent in English. Two, that an outsider will save his life. Third, [[spoiler: he is assassinated at the Diet. The first two come true, the third doesn't occur by the end of the book.]]


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* TookALevelInBadass: Hide is seen to be an idiot. With encouragement from Genji (including an arranged marriage to Hanako), he becomes stronger and more capable. Others notice this change.


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* WorldOfBadass: The only non-badasses in the whole book are Zachariah and Emily. [[spoiler: The former dies very quickly]].
28th Dec '12 7:39:53 PM Divra
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* MightyWhitey: Stark, who [[spoiler: is shown to be nigh unstoppable in katana quick-draw duels after only 10 minutes of instruction. It is explained by the fact that he is FastestGunInTheWest, and his skills carried over well.]]

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* MightyWhitey: Stark, who [[spoiler: is shown to be nigh unstoppable in katana quick-draw duels after only 10 minutes of instruction. It is explained by the fact that he is the FastestGunInTheWest, and his skills carried over well.]]
28th Dec '12 7:39:38 PM Divra
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* MightyWhitey: Stark, who [[spoiler: is shown to be nigh unstoppable in katana quick-draw duels after only 10 minutes of instruction. It is explained by the fact that he is TheFastestGunInTheWest, and his skills carried over well.]]

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* MightyWhitey: Stark, who [[spoiler: is shown to be nigh unstoppable in katana quick-draw duels after only 10 minutes of instruction. It is explained by the fact that he is TheFastestGunInTheWest, FastestGunInTheWest, and his skills carried over well.]]
28th Dec '12 7:39:13 PM Divra
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* MightyWhitey: Stark, who [[spoiler: is shown to be nigh unstoppable in katana quick-draw duels after only 10 minutes of instruction. Averted in that he was already an unstoppable quick-draw with pistols and this work was not written by a white person.]]

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* MightyWhitey: Stark, who [[spoiler: is shown to be nigh unstoppable in katana quick-draw duels after only 10 minutes of instruction. Averted in It is explained by the fact that he was already an unstoppable quick-draw with pistols is TheFastestGunInTheWest, and this work was not written by a white person.his skills carried over well.]]
6th Apr '12 5:44:28 PM Jicragg
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* RapeIsTheNewDeadParents: Pfft. How about rape ''and'' dead parents? (Needless to say we're talking about Emily.)
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