History Manga / AhMyGoddess

28th Oct '17 9:43:51 AM mlsmithca
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* [[spoiler:AccidentalProposal: At the very conclusion of the manga, Belldandy reveals that Keiichi's wish for 'a goddess like you to stay with me forever' is the ''exact'' phrase one uses to propose marriage to a god or goddess. In hindsight, this goes a long way explaining the tone of their relationship.]]

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* [[spoiler:AccidentalProposal: AccidentalProposal: At the very conclusion of the manga, Belldandy reveals that Keiichi's [[spoiler:Keiichi's wish for 'a goddess like you to stay with me forever' is the ''exact'' phrase one uses to propose marriage to a god or goddess. In hindsight, this goes a long way explaining the tone of their relationship.]]



** Episode 29 [-(adapting manga Chapter 16)-] chronicles Keiichi's attempt to afford a ring for Belldandy. However, future episodes of the anime do not show Bell wearing it. This is in stark contrast to the manga where, once [=K1=] gives her that ring, she '''''never''''' takes it off (except maybe while bathing). Bell uses it as a metaphor for love throughout the series, and it becomes quite the ChekhovsGun during the Niflheim arc.

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** Episode 29 [-(adapting manga Chapter 16)-] chronicles Keiichi's attempt to afford a ring for Belldandy. However, future episodes of the anime do not show Bell wearing it. This is in stark contrast to the manga where, once [=K1=] gives her that ring, she '''''never''''' '''never''' takes it off (except maybe while bathing). Bell uses it as a metaphor for love throughout the series, and it becomes quite the ChekhovsGun during the Niflheim arc.



* AffablyEvil: Urd's mother Hild is the CEO of the Demon Realm, but she's also a caring (though spurned) parent and a big flirt. She's definitely still evil, though. A lot of the bad things that happen to the main characters in the second half of the manga are directly or indirectly caused by her.
** In ''Flights of Fancy'', she decided to steal Keiichi from Belldandy just to see how Bell would react.

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* AffablyEvil: Urd's mother Hild is the CEO of the Demon Realm, but she's also a caring (though spurned) parent and a big flirt. She's definitely still evil, though. A lot of the bad things that happen to the main characters in the second half of the manga are directly or indirectly caused by her.
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her. In ''Flights of Fancy'', she decided to steal Keiichi from Belldandy just to see how Bell would react.



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: '''''Very''''' averted. There's a grand total of ''one'' bad boy in this series – Toshiyuki Aoshima, who is established as TheCasanova, and is (especially in the anime) often accompanied by an entourage of reasonably attractive girls. However, his efforts to pick up any of the major female characters are universally failures. This is a series where genuinely nice guys get the girls.
** And yet played straight with Sora Hasegawa, who has a huge crush on Aoshima.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: '''''Very''''' averted.Averted. There's a grand total of ''one'' bad boy in this series – Toshiyuki Aoshima, who is established as TheCasanova, and is (especially in the anime) often accompanied by an entourage of reasonably attractive girls. However, his efforts to pick up any of the major female characters are universally failures. This is a series where genuinely nice guys get the girls.
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girls. And yet played straight with Sora Hasegawa, who has a huge crush on Aoshima.



** This trope's application to her gets cranked UpToEleven any time Keiichi's well-being is threatened (see above). A prime example is in the "Dream Castle" arc when [[spoiler:Tamiya and Otaki have been brainwashed into attacking Keiichi and try to crush him between them]]… only to be blasted with an attack spell by Bell. No trying to talk them out of it, no attempt to break their mind control, no sleep spell to peacefully resolve the situation; she just flat-out '''''struck them down'''''. Of course they survived, but the simple fact that Bell actually got ''angry'' enough to utilize an offensive spell on friends was enough to shake Skuld to her core (and readers too). Even Urd is disturbed enough by it to order Bell to stand back in case of future attacks.

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** This trope's application to her gets cranked UpToEleven any time Keiichi's well-being is threatened (see above). A prime example is in the "Dream Castle" arc when [[spoiler:Tamiya and Otaki have been brainwashed into attacking Keiichi and try to crush him between them]]… only to be blasted with an attack spell by Bell. No trying to talk them out of it, no attempt to break their mind control, no sleep spell to peacefully resolve the situation; she just flat-out '''''struck ''struck them down'''''.down''. Of course they survived, but the simple fact that Bell actually got ''angry'' enough to utilize an offensive spell on friends was enough to shake Skuld to her core (and readers too). Even Urd is disturbed enough by it to order Bell to stand back in case of future attacks.



** [[spoiler:The flowers that appeared in Chapter 278 due to Keiichi's and Belldandy's kiss had appeared before, all the way back in chapter 11, when Belldandy saved Keiichi from drowning. Keiichi wondered where they came from.]]
** The lucky tea stalk on Keiichi's drink proves to be pivotal [[spoiler:in getting rid of Mara from possessing Megumi when Keiichi's trapped in a burning vehicle and Belldandy cannot put off the fire as her powers were sealed by Mara]]

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** [[spoiler:The flowers that appeared in Chapter 278 due to Keiichi's and Belldandy's kiss kiss]] had appeared before, all the way back in chapter 11, when Belldandy saved Keiichi from drowning. Keiichi wondered where they came from.]]
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** The lucky tea stalk on Keiichi's drink proves to be pivotal [[spoiler:in getting rid of Mara from possessing Megumi when Keiichi's trapped in a burning vehicle and Belldandy cannot put off the fire as her powers were sealed by Mara]]Mara]].



* ComicBookTime: Averted early on in the manga, where one real-time year of chapters really did equate to one year in-universe. After that, though, '''''played oh so straight'''''. Over the course of the next 24 years IRL, about three years (if that) pass in the comic. It certainly goes a long way to explaining the ironic freeze in a relationship already bordering on marriage.
** Taken to its logical extreme at the end. The final 68 chapters – equivalent to 5½ years IRL – occur over the course of about one day in-universe… nearly all of ''that'' within a span of ''six hours''.

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* ComicBookTime: Averted early on in the manga, where one real-time year of chapters really did equate to one year in-universe. After that, though, '''''played oh so straight'''''.played straight. Over the course of the next 24 years IRL, about three years (if that) pass in the comic. It certainly goes a long way to explaining the ironic freeze in a relationship already bordering on marriage.
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marriage. Taken to its logical extreme at the end. The final 68 chapters – equivalent to 5½ years IRL – occur over the course of about one day in-universe… nearly all of ''that'' within a span of ''six hours''.



** [[spoiler:Belldandy also gets this in the 20-year anime anniversary special, as well as [[http://gateway.cjb.net/AMG/Gallery/Bell/bell-v25c161.jpg on one occasion in the manga]].]]

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** [[spoiler:Belldandy [[spoiler:Belldandy]] also gets this in the 20-year anime anniversary special, as well as [[http://gateway.cjb.net/AMG/Gallery/Bell/bell-v25c161.jpg on one occasion in the manga]].]]



** [[spoiler:When Urd wonders if Hild had trained Hagall and her posse specifically to overthrow her to create a loophole into demon law that would allow her to reset her term as Queen of Hell (and prevent her own death while at it), Hild doesn't really admit it but is very proud of her minion's work anyway.]]

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** [[spoiler:When When Urd wonders if Hild had trained Hagall and her posse specifically to overthrow her to create a loophole into demon law that would allow her to reset her term as Queen of Hell (and prevent her own death while at it), Hild doesn't really admit it but is very proud of her minion's work anyway.]]



* [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary College Student]]: Keiichi. Megumi and Sora also count.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: They're the native denizens of hell, acting more like {{another dimension}} than an afterlife-{{Hell}}, and as such aren't evil outright. Their {{facial markings}} are either red or purple, instead of heaven's blue.

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* [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: College Student]]: Keiichi. Megumi rather than high school, but Keiichi, Megumi, and Sora also all count.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: They're the native denizens of hell, acting more like {{another dimension}} AnotherDimension than an afterlife-{{Hell}}, and as such aren't evil outright. Their {{facial markings}} FacialMarkings are either red or purple, instead of heaven's blue.



* SacredFirstKiss: When the Gate -- who looks like a young girl -- forces Peorth, Urd, and Skuld to kiss her as part of her quest for [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove knowledge]], Skuld moans that she hadn't even kissed Sentaro (a mortal boy in whom she's shown significant interest) '''''yet'''''. And yes, the inclusion of that last word was remarked upon by Urd.

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* SacredFirstKiss: When the Gate -- who looks like a young girl -- forces Peorth, Urd, and Skuld to kiss her as part of her quest for [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove knowledge]], Skuld moans that she hadn't even kissed Sentaro (a mortal boy in whom she's shown significant interest) '''''yet'''''.'''yet'''. And yes, the inclusion of that last word was remarked upon by Urd.



* {{Satan}}: Hild, though she seems like less an ultimate evil and more an annoying trickster.
** Which is in line with the Norse mythology that the series borrows so heavily from. The Norse didn't have a Satan; they had Loki, who was… an annoying (and malicious) trickster.

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* {{Satan}}: Hild, though she seems like less an ultimate evil and more an annoying trickster.
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trickster. Which is in line with the Norse mythology that the series borrows so heavily from. The Norse didn't have a Satan; they had Loki, who was… an annoying (and malicious) trickster.



* UnresolvedSexualTension: No, the '''''glaringly obvious''''' between Keiichi and Belldandy isn't the only example in this series.

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* UnresolvedSexualTension: No, the '''''glaringly obvious''''' '''glaringly obvious''' between Keiichi and Belldandy isn't the only example in this series.



* UnwantedHarem: Keiichi definitely has one. However, not all the members of his harem are in love with him, and he'll '''''never''''' betray Belldandy (the only one who didn't show up uninvited). It's rather poignant, since basically anyone can barge into the temple at any point in time and abuse their welcome.

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* UnwantedHarem: Keiichi definitely has one. However, not all the members of his harem are in love with him, and he'll '''''never''''' '''never''' betray Belldandy (the only one who didn't show up uninvited). It's rather poignant, since basically anyone can barge into the temple at any point in time and abuse their welcome.



** Everybody and their dog asks this about Belldandy and Keiichi, since she's '''''way''''' out of his league. Keiichi himself constantly muses about this – as far as he's concerned, he ''knows'' he doesn't deserve her. Bell, for her part, feels the exact opposite, often fretting that ''she'' doesn't deserve ''him''.
** Sweet {{shrinking violet}} Sora Hasegawa has an unrequited crush on Toshiyuki Aoshima, the biggest {{jerkass}} in the series. No one can figure out why.

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** Everybody and their dog asks this about Belldandy and Keiichi, since she's '''''way''''' '''way''' out of his league. Keiichi himself constantly muses about this – as far as he's concerned, he ''knows'' he doesn't deserve her. Bell, for her part, feels the exact opposite, often fretting that ''she'' doesn't deserve ''him''.
** Sweet {{shrinking violet}} ShrinkingViolet Sora Hasegawa has an unrequited crush on Toshiyuki Aoshima, the biggest {{jerkass}} in the series. No one can figure out why.
6th Sep '17 5:49:01 PM gjjones
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* AssholeVictim:
** Senbei's powers seem to use this as a premise.
** Aoshima pretty much brings misfortune on himself. Because he's an asshole.
26th Jul '17 8:16:17 AM fruitstripegum
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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: For all the insane things that happen in Nekomi, none of the locals seem to bat an eye. For instance, during the "Queen Sayoko" arc, when NIT is transformed into a whimsical castle, students and faculty outside it remark that it's about on par with that time the Engineering Club managed to put a bus on the roof… and then go back home satisfied that they get a day off.
** Averted with Banpei in Chapter 65 of the manga. He wanted to go shopping with Belldandy, Keiichi, and Skuld but the latter two didn't approve because they were afraid he'd attract unnecessary attention. What did Banpei do? Wear clone Urd's skin and Keiichi's clothes so that he can pass as a shorter version of Urd.



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: For all the insane things that happen in Nekomi, none of the locals seem to bat an eye. For instance, during the "Queen Sayoko" arc, when NIT is transformed into a whimsical castle, students and faculty outside it remark that it's about on par with that time the Engineering Club managed to put a bus on the roof… and then go back home satisfied that they get a day off.
** Averted with Banpei in Chapter 65 of the manga. He wanted to go shopping with Belldandy, Keiichi, and Skuld but the latter two didn't approve because they were afraid he'd attract unnecessary attention. What did Banpei do? Wear clone Urd's skin and Keiichi's clothes so that he can pass as a shorter version of Urd.
* UnwantedHarem: Keiichi definitely has one. However, not all the members of his harem are in love with him, and he'll '''''never''''' betray Belldandy (the only one who didn't show up uninvited). It's rather poignant, since basically anyone can barge into the temple at any point in time and abuse their welcome.



* UnwantedHarem: Keiichi definitely has one. However, not all the members of his harem are in love with him, and he'll '''''never''''' betray Belldandy (the only one who didn't show up uninvited). It's rather poignant, since basically anyone can barge into the temple at any point in time and abuse their welcome.



* WhamEpisode: Two of them in the manga, within a year of each other.
** Chapter 275. Belldandy, on the brink of death, decides to [[spoiler:ask Keiichi to cancel their contract. He agrees, at which point she gives him a BigDamnKiss. Turns out that she gave him the Kiss Of Truth, the implications of which are in the very next bullet point. Since the source of a goddess's power is love (and theirs had been functionally stagnant) unbinding Keiichi meant she could sense the ''entire'' depth of his feelings and recharge in an instant.]]
** Chapter 285. After more than twenty years of the status quo, everything is turned even more upside down than before. The fandom, which is normally completely laid back, erupted in chaos when the contents of this chapter were revealed. The wham was just that big. [[spoiler:Hild drops the bombshell. Turns out when Keiichi made his wish, Heaven hacked his brain to eliminate even the slightest possibility of him desiring Belldandy sexually. And Belldandy knew it the entire time. In fact, pretty much every celestial character except Skuld learned about it at some point prior to this. The ''reason'' she didn't object was because interspecies relationships are banned and defying the ban brings down the Gate Of Judgement.]]



* WhamEpisode: Two of them in the manga, within a year of each other.
** Chapter 275. Belldandy, on the brink of death, decides to [[spoiler:ask Keiichi to cancel their contract. He agrees, at which point she gives him a BigDamnKiss. Turns out that she gave him the Kiss Of Truth, the implications of which are in the very next bullet point. Since the source of a goddess's power is love (and theirs had been functionally stagnant) unbinding Keiichi meant she could sense the ''entire'' depth of his feelings and recharge in an instant.]]
** Chapter 285. After more than twenty years of the status quo, everything is turned even more upside down than before. The fandom, which is normally completely laid back, erupted in chaos when the contents of this chapter were revealed. The wham was just that big. [[spoiler:Hild drops the bombshell. Turns out when Keiichi made his wish, Heaven hacked his brain to eliminate even the slightest possibility of him desiring Belldandy sexually. And Belldandy knew it the entire time. In fact, pretty much every celestial character except Skuld learned about it at some point prior to this. The ''reason'' she didn't object was because interspecies relationships are banned and defying the ban brings down the Gate Of Judgement.]]



* WomanInWhite: Lind.



* WomanInWhite: Lind.
26th Jul '17 8:14:35 AM fruitstripegum
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* ThisAndThat: Used by Urd in the "instructional" video she gave Keiichi (in the English dub, it's "[[RuleOfThree this, that, and the other thing!]]") in TV Episode 8.



* ThisAndThat: Used by Urd in the "instructional" video she gave Keiichi (in the English dub, it's "[[RuleOfThree this, that, and the other thing!]]") in TV Episode 8.
26th Jul '17 8:13:24 AM fruitstripegum
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* SceneryPorn: Fujishima has made many detailed, awe-inspiring scenes of everything from Nekomi Tech festivals to Tariki-Hongan Temple (Keiichi and Belldandy's home), drawn in a fusion of art noveau and shoujo-manga style.



* SceneryPorn: Fujishima has made many detailed, awe-inspiring scenes of everything from Nekomi Tech festivals to Tariki-Hongan Temple (Keiichi and Belldandy's home), drawn in a fusion of art noveau and shoujo-manga style.
26th Jul '17 8:12:40 AM fruitstripegum
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* RageAgainstTheHeavens: In TheMovie, Celestine, [[spoiler:though Belldandy talks him out of it.]]
* RealityEnsues: In Chapter 40 (Episode 14), [[TimTaylorTechnology Skuld upgrades the output on Keiichi's motorcycle to about 113%]]. Megumi was impressed, even as her big brother was horrified, but pointed out to Skuld the futility of said upgrade – the bike's chassis would not be able to withstand the extra power. Sure enough, once Keiichi (unwillingly) tested out his bike, it nearly sent him into orbit… then exploded. The manga goes into further detail: Skuld could, with difficulty, insert a turbo before the carburetor, but the breaks can't take it.



* RelationshipCeiling: Keiichi and Belldandy's relationship hit this point about a year or two in and then didn't really progress at all for over twenty years, until Bell was forced to change the status quo in Chapter 278 – [[spoiler:she had Keiichi terminate his contract and invoke a new one that effectively made them a married couple.]]
** Averted in the OVA continuity, where things progress rather quickly.



* RageAgainstTheHeavens: In TheMovie, Celestine, [[spoiler:though Belldandy talks him out of it.]]
* RealityEnsues: In Chapter 40 (Episode 14), [[TimTaylorTechnology Skuld upgrades the output on Keiichi's motorcycle to about 113%]]. Megumi was impressed, even as her big brother was horrified, but pointed out to Skuld the futility of said upgrade – the bike's chassis would not be able to withstand the extra power. Sure enough, once Keiichi (unwillingly) tested out his bike, it nearly sent him into orbit… then exploded. The manga goes into further detail: Skuld could, with difficulty, insert a turbo before the carburetor, but the breaks can't take it.
* RelationshipCeiling: Keiichi and Belldandy's relationship hit this point about a year or two in and then didn't really progress at all for over twenty years, until Bell was forced to change the status quo in Chapter 278 – [[spoiler:she had Keiichi terminate his contract and invoke a new one that effectively made them a married couple.]]
** Averted in the OVA continuity, where things progress rather quickly.
26th Jul '17 8:11:41 AM fruitstripegum
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* PimpedOutDress: [[spoiler:Belldandy's Wedding Dress]]



* PimpedOutDress: [[spoiler:Belldandy's Wedding Dress]]
26th Jul '17 8:10:28 AM fruitstripegum
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* OhCrap: Done by everyone (save the Almighty One) at least once.
** Hild gets a rapid series of these when [[http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/1578/hildohcrap1.jpg Belldandy]] [[http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/7600/hildohcrap2.jpg asks]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/161-10647-22/ah-my-goddess/chapter-180.html a favor]]. Her expression when she pops out from beneath the manhole cover is especially funny.



* OhCrap: Done by everyone (save the Almighty One) at least once.
** Hild gets a rapid series of these when [[http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/1578/hildohcrap1.jpg Belldandy]] [[http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/7600/hildohcrap2.jpg asks]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/161-10647-22/ah-my-goddess/chapter-180.html a favor]]. Her expression when she pops out from beneath the manhole cover is especially funny.



* OutOfOrder: Events in the TV series do not happen in the same order as in the manga. This is mostly because the first season was [[AdaptationDistillation meant to be self-contained, so it cut out and/or pushed back nearly everything that didn't directly advance Keiichi and Belldandy's romance]]. It also shifted and combined disparate chapters/arcs to make a more cohesive narrative. [[labelnote:Example]] Using Urd's angel as a lead-in to the Lord Of Terror arc, even though the former happened ''much'' later in the manga.[[/labelnote]]
** Lind appears in the TV series before Peorth… who actually debuted in the manga 7½ years earlier, and had already featured in ''three'' arcs by the time Lind is introduced.
** ''Flights Of Fancy'' is all over the place compared to the source material. This doesn't really matter for the episodic stories (which is most of them), but it's still confusing for anyone familiar with the manga. [[labelnote:A Rundown]] The timing of the Peorth and "Devil In Miss Urd" arcs are flipped between the manga and TV series – Peorth's arc followed the latter arc in the manga. Episode 29, the one about the ring, originally occurred ''very'' early in the manga (its chapter falling in between Episodes 9 and 10 of the TV series). Shiho, Chihiro, and Sentaro all have their spotlight episodes before Kodama (who actually appeared first). In the manga, Chihiro's introduction is in between those of Sentaro and Noble Scarlet, but she appears before either in the TV series… [[TropesAreNotBad which allows Skuld's meeting Sentaro to segue directly into her angel fiasco]]. The final episode uses material from then-recent chapters, even though every other story adapted to animation (Lind's and Hild's appearances aside) was from years earlier.[[/labelnote]]
26th Jul '17 8:09:20 AM fruitstripegum
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* NoIndoorVoice: In the manga, Tamiya is almost always drawn yelling.


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* NoIndoorVoice: In the manga, Tamiya is almost always drawn yelling.
26th Jul '17 8:06:25 AM fruitstripegum
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* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** Hild wants to increase the demons' stock share on Earth, but she follows the agreement to never kill goddesses, though she did once show no problems beating up her own daughter, albeit non-lethally.
** Mara's own schemes sometimes makes her wonder if she's going too far, such as when she rigs Belldandy's goddess license to make her a demon instead, or when she splits Urd's demonic and goddess halves into two separate bodies. During the Lord of Terror arc, when Urd sets Fenrir loose on the city, Mara asks if she's maybe going "a little ''too'' far?"
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: English manga translation only. Peorth – who in the original speaks extremely refined Japanese – peppers her speech with random French words and phrases. The intros in the Studio Proteus individual issues {{lampshade|d}} this, saying she "Occasionally speaks in French 'cause it sounds cool."



* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** Hild wants to increase the demons' stock share on Earth, but she follows the agreement to never kill goddesses, though she did once show no problems beating up her own daughter, albeit non-lethally.
** Mara's own schemes sometimes makes her wonder if she's going too far, such as when she rigs Belldandy's goddess license to make her a demon instead, or when she splits Urd's demonic and goddess halves into two separate bodies. During the Lord of Terror arc, when Urd sets Fenrir loose on the city, Mara asks if she's maybe going "a little ''too'' far?"



* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: English manga translation only. Peorth – who in the original speaks extremely refined Japanese – peppers her speech with random French words and phrases. The intros in the Studio Proteus individual issues {{lampshade|d}} this, saying she "Occasionally speaks in French 'cause it sounds cool."
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