History Manga / ChronoCrusade

20th Sep '17 9:53:47 PM rjd1922
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This series is known, regrettably, for confusion among Western otaku over how the title should be spelled. Originally titled ''"Chrno Crusade"'' in Japan due to a typo (or so Moriyama says), this name carried over amongst people who watched the anime via fansubs. Those same people were unhappy when the series's Western publisher "corrected" the title, refusing to acknowledge it. Years later, a reissue of the manga restored the missing "O" ([[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/BrightBlueInk/news_large_chrono02.jpg which was highlighted by a flame]] [[LampshadeHanging just so you know it's there]]).

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This series is known, regrettably, for confusion among Western otaku over how the title should be spelled. Originally titled ''"Chrno Crusade"'' in Japan due to a typo (or so Moriyama says), this name carried over amongst people who watched the anime via fansubs.{{fansub}}s. Those same people were unhappy when the series's Western publisher "corrected" the title, refusing to acknowledge it. Years later, a reissue of the manga restored the missing "O" ([[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/BrightBlueInk/news_large_chrono02.jpg ([[http://miamaha.tumblr.com/post/63230787295/chrono-crusade-2010-manga-reprint-covers which was highlighted by a flame]] [[LampshadeHanging just so you know it's there]]).
9th Sep '17 4:32:54 AM SeptimusHeap
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* BellyOfTheWhale: After the events of "Marionette Train", when Chrono's backstory begins to be unraveled and events start rushing forward.
15th Aug '17 8:31:16 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Manga version only: [[{{Shotacon}} Satella]] flirting with Chrono (which upsets Rosette and {{squick}}s Chrono).

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** Manga version only: [[{{Shotacon}} Satella]] Satella flirting with Chrono (which upsets Rosette and {{squick}}s Chrono).
6th May '17 9:57:46 PM Seraphine
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** Manga: [[spoiler:Because last I checked there was no ring orbiting our planet and New York City had not been wiped out by a freak tsunami in 1924 by an enormous flying fish city-thing.]]
** Anime: [[spoiler:I'm pretty sure San Francisco wasn't destroyed by anything in 1929, nor was there mass-rioting across the United States.]]

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** Manga: [[spoiler:Because last I checked there was [[spoiler:There's obviously no ring orbiting our planet and New York City had has not been wiped out by a freak tsunami in 1924 by an enormous flying fish city-thing.]]
** Anime: [[spoiler:I'm pretty sure San [[spoiler:San Francisco wasn't destroyed by anything in 1929, nor was there mass-rioting across the United States.]]



* [[spoiler:AnyoneCanDie]]: Particularly the anime version.

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* [[spoiler:AnyoneCanDie]]: AnyoneCanDie: Particularly the anime version.



* {{Gainaxing}}: The anime does this from time to time. For instance in Episode three when Rosette is wearing that magenta dress, or pretty much any time Shader is onscreen.

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* {{Gainaxing}}: The anime does this from time to time. For instance in Episode episode three when Rosette is wearing that magenta dress, or pretty much any time Shader is onscreen.



* MacGuffinSuperPerson: Azumaria is a young choir singer. She's sought after by the bad guys because she's an Apostle; a human with holy power. In her case it's healing power.

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* MacGuffinSuperPerson: Azumaria Azmaria is a young choir singer. She's sought after by the bad guys because she's an Apostle; a human with holy power. In her case it's healing power.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Chrono Crusade is interesting, since there's conflict between these both in the story and OUTSIDE of it. In the story, Rosette tends to represent a very idealistic way of thinking, which contrasts with Aion's very, very cynical beliefs. Break outside the fourth wall, and the conflict exists in the two different versions of the story – The manga tends to show Rosette as often (but not always) in the right, and ends on a fairy idealistic note. The anime, on the other hand, gets DarkerAndEdgier towards the end, and comes across as being much more cynical (including a final shot with a monologue lamenting [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil that humans continue in their evil ways, which invites trouble]].

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Chrono Crusade is interesting, since there's conflict between these both in the story and OUTSIDE of it. In the story, Rosette tends to represent a very idealistic way of thinking, which contrasts with Aion's very, very cynical beliefs. Break outside the fourth wall, and the conflict exists in the two different versions of the story – The manga tends to show Rosette as often (but not always) in the right, and ends on a fairy idealistic note. The anime, on the other hand, gets DarkerAndEdgier towards the end, and comes across as being much more cynical (including including a final shot with a monologue lamenting [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil that humans continue in their evil ways, which invites trouble]].



* [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins]]: Depending on how you interpret the final scene.

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* [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins]]: TheBadGuyWins: Depending on how you interpret the final scene.



* PlotInducedStupidity [[spoiler:Great job, Chrono, you got your horns back. Now you can... wait, why are you using them as a throwing weapon?]]
* PresentDayPast: The story takes place in the 20's but Newspaper articles often have modern headlines.

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* PlotInducedStupidity PlotInducedStupidity: [[spoiler:Great job, Chrono, you got your horns back. Now you can... wait, why are you using them as a throwing weapon?]]
* PresentDayPast: The story takes place in the 20's 20's, but Newspaper newspaper articles often have modern headlines.
16th Apr '17 7:28:11 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* OvertookTheManga: The manga and anime actually ended within weeks of each other. This still applies, however, because either Moriyama gave no indication how the climax was going to go… or Gonzo didn't care and just made their own ending up.
13th Sep '16 3:06:10 PM AtticusOmundson
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* DubInducedPlotHole: While not exactly a plot hole in the strictest sense, in the original Japanese dub, Satella's seiyuu [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent sounds just as Japanese as all the other characters]] (who all happen to live in 1920s New York, by the way), while in the dub she has a fairly thick German accent. Therefore, Azmaria's sudden realization that she's German when she calls a hot dog a "wurst" makes the established intelligent girl come off as rather slow.

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* DubInducedPlotHole: While not exactly a plot hole in the strictest sense, in the original Japanese dub, Satella's seiyuu [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent sounds just as Japanese as all the other characters]] (who all happen to live in 1920s New York, by the way), while in the dub she has a fairly thick German accent. Therefore, Azmaria's sudden realization that she's German when she calls a hot dog a "wurst" makes the otherwise established intelligent girl come off as rather slow.
13th Sep '16 3:05:28 PM AtticusOmundson
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* DubInducedPlotHole: While not exactly a plot hole in the strictest sense, in the original Japanese dub, Satella's seiyuu [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent sounds just as Japanese as all the other characters]] (who all happen to live in 1920s New York, by the way), in the dub she has a fairly thick German accent. Therefore, Azmaria's sudden realization that she's German when she calls a hot dog a "wurst" makes the established intelligent girl come off as rather slow.

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* DubInducedPlotHole: While not exactly a plot hole in the strictest sense, in the original Japanese dub, Satella's seiyuu [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent sounds just as Japanese as all the other characters]] (who all happen to live in 1920s New York, by the way), while in the dub she has a fairly thick German accent. Therefore, Azmaria's sudden realization that she's German when she calls a hot dog a "wurst" makes the established intelligent girl come off as rather slow.
13th Sep '16 3:04:19 PM AtticusOmundson
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* DubInducedPlotHole: While not exactly a plot hole in the strictest sense, in the original Japanese dub, Satella's seiyuu [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent sounds just as Japanese as all the other characters]] (who all happen to live in 1920s New York, by the way), in the dub she has a fairly thick German accent. Therefore, Azmaria's sudden realization that she's German when she calls a hot dog a "wurst" makes the established intelligent girl come off as rather slow.
4th Sep '16 3:29:16 PM AtticusOmundson
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''Chrono Crusade'' is a {{manga}} by Daisuke Moriyama that ran in Monthly Dragon Age from 1998 until 2003. Studio Gonzo made an AnimatedAdaptation of the series towards the end of the manga's run.

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''Chrono Crusade'' (or ''Chrno Crusade'' if you want to be literal) is a {{manga}} by Daisuke Moriyama that ran in Monthly Dragon Age from 1998 until 2003. Studio Gonzo made an AnimatedAdaptation of the series towards the end of the manga's run.
29th Aug '16 11:23:22 PM Soufriere
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''Chrono Crusade'' is a {{manga}} by Daisuke Moriyama that ran from 1998 until 2003. Studio Gonzo made an AnimatedAdaptation of the series towards the end of the manga's run.

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''Chrono Crusade'' is a {{manga}} by Daisuke Moriyama that ran in Monthly Dragon Age from 1998 until 2003. Studio Gonzo made an AnimatedAdaptation of the series towards the end of the manga's run.



Both the manga and the anime were licensed in North America by Creator/{{ADV|Films}} via their various publishing arms. The manga fell out of print when ADV shuttered their comics division in 2007 and is currently unlicensed ([[KeepCirculatingTheTapes so if you want to read this series legit and see any volumes for sale anywhere, snatch them up]][[labelnote:*]] or just read scans online, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial but I didn't tell you that]][[/labelnote]]). Creator/{{Funimation}} picked up the rights to the anime in 2010 and has released it in a single set containing all 26 episodes. It has also aired on American television, first on The Anime Network (created by ADV) before Creator/{{Manga|Entertainment}}USA picked up the broadcast rights and aired it on Creator/{{Syfy}}'s now-defunct anime block.

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Both the manga and the anime were licensed in North America by Creator/{{ADV|Films}} via their various publishing arms. The manga fell out of print when ADV shuttered their comics division in 2007 and is currently unlicensed ([[KeepCirculatingTheTapes so if you want to read this series legit and see any volumes for sale anywhere, snatch them up]][[labelnote:*]] or just read scans online, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial but I didn't tell you that]][[/labelnote]]). Creator/{{Funimation}} picked up the rights to the anime in 2010 and has released it in a single set containing all 26 24 episodes. It has also aired on American television, first on The Anime Network (created by ADV) before Creator/{{Manga|Entertainment}}USA Creator/{{Manga|Entertainment}} picked up the broadcast rights and aired it on Creator/{{Syfy}}'s now-defunct anime block.



** A music shout out in the anime dub to Jerry Lee Lewis, from episode 6:

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** A music shout out in the anime anime's English dub to Jerry Lee Lewis, from episode 6:



** An unfortunate case of CriticalResearchFailure on Moriyama's part. This series is set in the 1920's. Problem is, Nevada did not legalize gambling until the 1930's, and Las Vegas did not become a gambling Mecca until the 1950's.
** Vegas is also a rather long way (read: over 2500 miles) from the Order's base in New York. It would take several days to get there by train, which makes the anime's decision to move the casino to Atlantic City, New Jersey – which is close to New York[[labelnote:*]] (about 130 miles by road or rail)[[/labelnote]] and ''was'' a gambling hotspot at the time – understandable.

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** An unfortunate case of CriticalResearchFailure on Moriyama's part. This series is set in the 1920's. Problem is, Nevada did not legalize gambling until the 1930's, and Las Vegas did not become a gambling Mecca until the 1950's.
** Vegas is also a rather long way (read: over 2500 miles) from the Order's base in New York. It would take several days to get there by train, which makes the anime's decision to move the casino to Atlantic City, New Jersey – which is close to New York[[labelnote:*]] (about 130 miles by road or rail)[[/labelnote]] and ''was'' a gambling hotspot at the time – understandable.



* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: Azmaria promises to go with Laraije if he doesn't hurt Rosette and Chrono. Of course, he goes back on his deal as soon as she's within arm's length.

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* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: Azmaria promises to go with Laraije Larajie if he doesn't hurt Rosette and Chrono. Of course, he goes back on his deal as soon as she's within arm's length.



* ArtShift: in vol.1 there are some English [[WrittenSoundEffect Sound Effects]] and Rosette often mixes in English words in the Japanese version. But her use of English words is seen less often in the later volumes and English sound effects never seen again after the 1st volume.

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* ArtShift: in vol.Volume 1 there are has some English [[WrittenSoundEffect Sound Effects]] sound effects]] and Rosette often mixes in English words in the Japanese version. But her use of English words is seen less often in the later volumes and English sound effects are never seen again after the 1st volume.



* ArtisticLicenseGeography[=/=]NoSenseOfDirection: The party's journey from NYC to San Fransisco takes them from New York to the Seventh Bell Orphanage (In Michigan), to Washington DC, to Chicago, and from there to San Fransisco. This route is about 1500 miles longer than it needs to be, especially given how important this mission is to Rosette. Particularly {{egregious}} given the absence of interstate highways, which wouldn't exist for roughly another 30 years. Either Moriyama didn't know better, or Rosette is totally incapable of cross-country navigation.
** For the record, the ''logical'' path would have been to go from NYC, to Seventh Bell, and then San Fransisco. There was no stated plot reason why they had to go to DC at all, and the sole reason they went to Chicago is because that's where the train they were on was going (After wrecking the car in DC).

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography[=/=]NoSenseOfDirection: ArtisticLicenseGeography[=/=]NoSenseOfDirection:
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The party's journey from NYC to San Fransisco takes them from New York to the Seventh Bell Orphanage (In (in Michigan), to Washington DC, to Chicago, and from there to San Fransisco. This route is about 1500 miles longer than it needs to be, especially given how important this mission is to Rosette. Particularly {{egregious}} given the absence of interstate highways, which wouldn't exist for roughly another 30 years. Either Moriyama didn't know better, or Rosette is totally incapable of cross-country navigation.
** *** For the record, the ''logical'' path would have been to go from NYC, to Seventh Bell, and then San Fransisco. Francisco. There was no stated plot reason why they had to go to DC at all, and the sole reason they went to Chicago is because that's where the train they were on was going (After wrecking the car in DC).DC).
** As mentioned above, Chapter 3 has Rosette and Chrono pick up Azmaria in Las Vegas, which is over 2500 miles from the Order's headquarters in New York. That a several-day trip by 1920's-era train, and would probably have been impossible by car due to the lack of reliable highways over the Rockies at the time.
*** The anime fixes this by not saying where the casino is, but implying it's in Atlantic City, New Jersey – which is only 130 miles from New York and was a notorious gambling haven in the 1920's.
*** This chapter also [[ArtisticLicenseHistory fudges history]] a bit – there's no way it could have taken place in Vegas, because Nevada did not legalize gambling until 1931 (seven years after this story) and Las Vegas itself did not start to become the casino Mecca it is today until after WWII. In 1924, it was just a sleepy little railroad town in the desert.
** The anime makes a further correction by moving Seventh Bell from Michigan to Upstate New York. Even the closest part of Michigan to New York[[labelnote:*]] (that'd be Detroit)[[/labelnote]] is several hundred miles away and would take over a day to reach by train, probably longer by car given the poor state of roads in 1924.



* BerserkerTears: Happens occasionally – for example, this is Joshua's reaction when he finds out about Chrono and Rosette's contract.
* BittersweetEnding

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* BerserkerTears: Happens occasionally – for occasionally. For example, this is Joshua's reaction when he finds out about Chrono and Rosette's contract.
* BittersweetEndingBittersweetEnding: [[ForegoneConclusion Rosette dies]]. Beyond that, [[spoiler:Satella is revived, but decades have passed and almost everyone she knew is gone – Azmaria having died only two years beforehand.]]



* DoingInTheWizard: [[spoiler:demons are really aliens]].

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* DoingInTheWizard: [[spoiler:demons [[spoiler:Demons are really aliens]].aliens.]]



* GainaxEnding: The end of the manga is strange, somewhat open-ended and rather rushed and abrupt, causing the ending to come off as pretty weird. To make matters worse, the original published ending was VERY open-ended, with a lot of loose strings not tied up until the final collected volume was released several months later with an additional epilogue added onto the end. (And even THAT ending has some questions that are never answered, and raises new ones on top of it!)

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* GainaxEnding: The end of the manga is strange, somewhat open-ended open-ended, and rather rushed and abrupt, causing the ending to come off as pretty weird. To make matters worse, the original published ending was VERY open-ended, with a lot of loose strings not tied up until the final collected volume was released several months later with an additional epilogue added onto the end. (And even THAT ending has some questions that are never answered, and raises new ones on top of it!)



* ImColdSoCold: [[spoiler:Sister Rosette Christopher]] thinks this to themselves as they die in someone's arms, and offers the person with them a scarf.

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* ImColdSoCold: [[spoiler:Sister Rosette Christopher]] thinks this to themselves as they die [[spoiler:Rosette during her final moments in someone's arms, and offers the person with them a scarf.March 1932.]]



* MegaTonPunch: Satella delivers one to Chrono after he passes out on her boobs.
* MindScrew: [[spoiler: Demons are actually just SufficientlyAdvancedAliens and Hell is their SpaceWhale buried under the Atlantic Ocean.]]

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* MegaTonPunch: MegatonPunch: Satella delivers one to Chrono after he passes out on her boobs.
* MindScrew: [[spoiler: Demons [[spoiler:Demons are actually just SufficientlyAdvancedAliens and Hell is their SpaceWhale buried under the Atlantic Ocean.]]



* TheMountainsOfIllinois: Some of the background shots around Seventh Bell show jagged mountains. Problem is, you won't find that sort of scenery in Michigan – no point in the state is higher than 2000'. For this and logistical reasons, the anime moved Seventh Bell's location to somewhere in Upstate New York, a much more fitting setting.



* WhereItAllBegan: Chrono and Aion's final battle takes place in Pandaemonium the very place Chrono first joined Aion over half a century ago.[[spoiler:Not to mention that their battle starts and ends with the corpse of their mother nearby...]]

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* WhereItAllBegan: Chrono and Aion's final battle takes place in Pandaemonium the very place Chrono first joined Aion over half a century ago. [[spoiler:Not to mention that their battle starts and ends with the corpse of their mother nearby...]]



* AccentAdaptation: A strange one in the dub – a generic police chief was given an Irish accent to match the stereotype of police men in the time period. The dub also gives Satella and [[spoiler:Florette]] German accents (something that she's noted to have in the manga, but was cut out of the Japanese anime track).

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* AccentAdaptation: A strange one in the dub – a generic police chief was given an Irish accent to match the stereotype of police men in New York cops of the time period.period. In the commentary track, the director admitted this was for RuleOfFunny. The dub also gives Satella and [[spoiler:Florette]] German accents (something that she's noted to have in the manga, but was cut out of the Japanese anime track).



* CartesianKarma: Joshua after having Chrono's stolen horns removed is able to revert back to his old childish self. The problem is, he becomes essentially 'locked' in that state, perpetually having the mind of his 12 year old pre-horn self. He fairs much better in the manga though.

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* CartesianKarma: When Joshua after having is forcibly separated from Chrono's stolen horns removed horns, he is able to revert back to his old childish self. The problem Problem is, he becomes essentially 'locked' "locked" in that state, perpetually having stuck with the mind of a 12-year-old for the rest of his 12 year old pre-horn self. life, with no memories of Rosette or any realization that the events of the series (which he does remember) actually happened. He fairs fares much better in the manga though.manga.



* {{Gainaxing}}: Episode 03 but the poor animation makes it look like bags of water.

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* {{Gainaxing}}: {{Gainaxing}}:
** Rosette in
Episode 03 but the poor animation makes it look like bags of water.3, while wearing that red dress.



* GeckoEnding: The anime shows signs of splitting from the manga from the beginning, but splits pretty solidly in episode 7 and becomes nearly completely different somewhere around the halfway point.

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* GeckoEnding: The anime shows signs of splitting from the manga from almost the beginning, but splits pretty solidly in episode 7 and becomes nearly completely different somewhere around the halfway point.



* OvertookTheManga: The manga and anime actually ended within weeks of each other. This still applies, however, because Moriyama either apparently gave no indication how the climax was going to go… or Gonzo didn't care and just made their own ending up.

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* OvertookTheManga: The manga and anime actually ended within weeks of each other. This still applies, however, because either Moriyama either apparently gave no indication how the climax was going to go… or Gonzo didn't care and just made their own ending up.



* SickEpisode

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* SickEpisodeSickEpisode: Chrono falls ill during the trip to San Francisco.



* ToBeContinued: Every episode (besides the final episode) ends with a title card displaying this phrase, which then [[{{Retraux}} melts away in a way reminiscent of old, worn film]].

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* ToBeContinued: Every episode (besides (except the final episode) one) ends with a title card displaying this phrase, which then [[{{Retraux}} melts away in a way reminiscent of old, worn film]].



* WouldntHurtAChild: Both played straight and averted. The "played straight" part is that Azmaria [[spoiler:is the only main character to survive the end of the series without extreme mental damage...]]. Averted, in that some young children are killed because of their powers (although they're minor enough to not even have names).

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* WouldntHurtAChild: Both played straight and averted. The "played straight" part is that Azmaria [[spoiler:is the only main character to survive the end of the series without extreme mental damage...]].damage]]. Averted, in that some young children are killed because of their powers (although they're minor enough to not even have names).
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