History Manga / Ooku

12th Feb '17 2:34:57 AM LondonKdS
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* ObfuscatingInsanity: [[spoiler:Shige, as part of her and Sadanobu's plot against Harosawa.]]

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* ObfuscatingInsanity: [[spoiler:Shige, as part of her and Sadanobu's plot against Harosawa.Harusada.]]
11th Feb '17 3:59:54 PM LondonKdS
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* ObfuscatingInsanity: [[spoiler:Shige, as part of her and Sadanobu's plot against Harosawa.]]


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* RussianRoulette: Harusada regularly invites her male harem to a banquet in which one dish is poisoned and forces them to eat their way through it for her entertainment.
20th Dec '16 8:23:26 AM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted with Gosaku who is indeed a virgin [[spoiler: and dies one]]. He's fine with that: he's not into men at all, and given how he was ostracized for being half-Dutch, he doesn't want to risk impregnating a woman and passing on his foreign looks, dooming her child to his same treatment.
29th Nov '16 3:43:42 PM kazokuhouou
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* HiddenDepths: This trope is basically why Yoshimune continued to promote Ieshige's claim to the throne: she believed despite her physical disabilities she was of sound mind to rule. [[spoiler: One scene hints that she may have had a point: it's Ieshige that points out that there can never be a completely happy Japanese population, for to benefit one class would disenfranchise the other.]] Unfortunately, her insecurities and the councilors' ableism ensured that Ieshige never got a chance to prove it.

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* HiddenDepths: This trope is basically why Yoshimune continued to promote Ieshige's claim to the throne: she believed despite her physical disabilities she was of sound mind to rule. [[spoiler: One scene hints that she may have had a point: it's Ieshige that points out that there can never be a completely happy Japanese population, for to benefit one class would disenfranchise the other.another.]] Unfortunately, her insecurities and the councilors' ableism ensured that Ieshige never got a chance to prove it.


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** Deconstructed with Harusada. While she's fond of poisoning people, it's less 'best solution' and more 'least boring solution'. Reconstructed, though, [[spoiler: with the other concubines, who see poisoning as a quick way to get rid of rivals.]]
29th Nov '16 3:35:05 PM kazokuhouou
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** Then there's Iemitsu the Younger, who started out in life as the illegitimate daughter of Iemitsu the elder, and died shogun in her own right.
25th Nov '16 7:14:14 PM kazokuhouou
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* CanOnlyMoveTheEyes: [[spoiler: Harusada survives her poisoning, but is left incapacitated and only able to moan. The official word is that she suffered a stroke, and while few believe it, they're too relieved that she's out of the way to care.]]
22nd Nov '16 5:20:56 PM kazokuhouou
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** Ienari later does the same in favor of [[spoiler: his son]] Ieyoshi, for much the same reason as Harusada: to wield more power without the need to create heirs.
* AdaptationalHeroism: While by no means a saint, Ienari of ''Ooku'' is a far cry from the real life Ienari: while the real Ienari was a degenerate who cared more about his harem than government, Ooku!Ienari was a well-meaning man kept from government by his control freak mother, and worked secretly to help spread the Redface Pox vaccine. [[spoiler: It's revealed at his deathbed that he deliberately asked the scribes to present him in historical records as the real life version was, and to omit any mention of the Redface Pox, for fear that foreign powers would find out about the low male population and take advantage of it.]]



** O-Shige voluntarily [[spoiler:poisoned herself slowly to ensure that Harusada would eat the poisoned food meant to kill her. She dies a few minutes after the poison finally affects Harusada.]]

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** O-Shige O-Shiga voluntarily [[spoiler:poisoned herself slowly to ensure that Harusada would eat the poisoned food meant to kill her. She dies a few minutes after the poison finally affects Harusada.]]
* HeroWithBadPublicity: [[spoiler: Ienari deliberately asked the scribes to describe him in historical records as a 'mad, profligate spendthrift' and specifically omit any mention of the Redface Pox or his role in promoting a vaccine for it, for fear that foreign powers would find out about the low male population and take advantage of it.
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* HiddenDepths: This trope is basically why Yoshimune continued to promote Ieshige's claim to the throne: she believed despite her physical disabilities she was of sound mind to rule. [[spoiler: One scene hints that she may have had a point: it's Ieshige that points out that there can never be a completely happy Japanese population, for to benefit one class would disenfranchise the other.]] Unfortunately, her insecurities and the councilors' ableism ensured that Ieshige never got a chance to prove it.
22nd Nov '16 4:57:58 PM kazokuhouou
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** O-Shige voluntarily [[spoiler:poisoned herself slowly to ensure that Harusada would eat the poisoned food meant to kill her. She dies a few minutes after the poison finally affects Harusada.]]
22nd Nov '16 6:22:02 AM kazokuhouou
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** After some false starts due to the machinations of the shogunate, the vaccine program kicks off and the male population begins to increase...[[spoiler: and then Volume 12 ends with Commodore Perry's ships sailing in.]]


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* TheOphelia: Shige, after her son was poisoned. [[spoiler: It was an act to lure Harusada into a false sense of security so she and O-Shiga could take their revenge on her for poisoning their children.]]
12th Aug '16 4:47:55 AM Chabal2
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* AllWomenAreLustful: Deconstructed, as it is the prospect of ''children'' that so many women who cannot afford a husband are primarily paying for. Sakyo's story demonstrates, however, that most women still want the ''hottest'' sperm donor they can afford.

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* AllWomenAreLustful: AllWomenAreLustful:
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Deconstructed, as it is the prospect of ''children'' that so many women who cannot afford a husband are primarily paying for. Sakyo's story demonstrates, however, that most women still want the ''hottest'' sperm donor they can afford.afford.
** Yoshimune was already known for going through several men while in her province. As shogun, she has a habit of grabbing random men and dragging them into cover for a quickie, to their consternation/delight.
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