History Manga / Shitsurakuen

24th Dec '16 9:11:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Sora.
-->'''Sora''': Knights even train their internal organs.
21st Nov '16 2:31:36 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: The attitude shown towards the victims and quite a few of the ones who enforce it. The female students hopeless and miserable. The only reason they don’t resist is because the past situation was ''[[UpToEleven even worse]]'' and after such a steady diet of oppression and abuse most of the girls have come to believe they're as worthless as they're told. Might easily have been played straight with Sora’s personal harem as they are [[LesYay one hundred percent okay with being in Sora's custody]] -- but differentiated from the Utopia Academy norm in that Sora tells her girls that ''she'' (Sora) will serve ''them'' by protecting and sheltering them.
:: Reiko appears to avert the Trope, [[HappinessInSlavery seemingly happy at first]], [[AvertedTrope but then admits that there is no way she or any girl could love her owner]], and says that she only acts as such to exert power through him.
:: The real kicker? [[spoiler:[[HeelRealization Many of the boys themselves HATED this trope]] but they could do nothing to change this [[JerkassWoobie and were forced to play their roles]]. Still doesn't excuse the cruelty of some of them though.]]

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* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil:
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The attitude shown towards the victims and quite a few of the ones who enforce it. The female students hopeless and miserable. The only reason they don’t resist is because the past situation was ''[[UpToEleven even worse]]'' and after such a steady diet of oppression and abuse most of the girls have come to believe they're as worthless as they're told. Might easily have been played straight with Sora’s personal harem as they are [[LesYay one hundred percent okay with being in Sora's custody]] -- but differentiated from the Utopia Academy norm in that Sora tells her girls that ''she'' (Sora) will serve ''them'' by protecting and sheltering them.
:: ** Reiko appears to avert the Trope, [[HappinessInSlavery seemingly happy at first]], [[AvertedTrope but then admits that there is no way she or any girl could love her owner]], and says that she only acts as such to exert power through him.
:: ** The real kicker? [[spoiler:[[HeelRealization Many of the boys themselves HATED this trope]] but they could do nothing to change this [[JerkassWoobie and were forced to play their roles]]. Still doesn't excuse the cruelty of some of them though.]]
15th Nov '16 1:51:34 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* HappinessInSlavery: {{Averted}}, {{Subverted}}, and {{Deconstructed}}. The female students are not happy. They are hopeless and miserable. The only reason they don’t resist is because the past situation was ''[[UpToEleven even worse]]'' and after such a steady diet of oppression and abuse most of the girls have come to believe they're as worthless as they're told. Might easily have been played straight with Sora’s personal harem as they are [[LesYay one hundred percent okay with being in Sora's custody]] -- but differentiated from the Utopia Academy norm in that Sora tells her girls that ''she'' (Sora) will serve ''them'' by protecting and sheltering them.
** Reiko appears to play this straight, then admits that there is no way she or any girl could love her owner, and says that she only acts as such to exert power through him.
** The real kicker? [[spoiler:[[HeelRealization Many of the boys themselves HATED this trope]] but they could do nothing to change this [[JerkassWoobie and were forced to play their roles]]. Still doesn't excuse the cruelty of some of them though.]]


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* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: The attitude shown towards the victims and quite a few of the ones who enforce it. The female students hopeless and miserable. The only reason they don’t resist is because the past situation was ''[[UpToEleven even worse]]'' and after such a steady diet of oppression and abuse most of the girls have come to believe they're as worthless as they're told. Might easily have been played straight with Sora’s personal harem as they are [[LesYay one hundred percent okay with being in Sora's custody]] -- but differentiated from the Utopia Academy norm in that Sora tells her girls that ''she'' (Sora) will serve ''them'' by protecting and sheltering them.
:: Reiko appears to avert the Trope, [[HappinessInSlavery seemingly happy at first]], [[AvertedTrope but then admits that there is no way she or any girl could love her owner]], and says that she only acts as such to exert power through him.
:: The real kicker? [[spoiler:[[HeelRealization Many of the boys themselves HATED this trope]] but they could do nothing to change this [[JerkassWoobie and were forced to play their roles]]. Still doesn't excuse the cruelty of some of them though.]]
11th Oct '16 8:43:12 PM Angeldeb82
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Seeing that the situation is unfair (that is, screwed up beyond all belief), Sora starts about entering Exaclan and trying to start a one girl revolution that quickly turns to a [[LesYay one-girl-and-her-harem]] revolution.

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Seeing that the situation is unfair (that is, screwed up beyond all belief), Sora starts about entering Exaclan and trying to start a one girl revolution that quickly turns to a [[LesYay [[HoYay one-girl-and-her-harem]] revolution.



* AllMenArePerverts: This trope is [[ZigZaggedTrope zigzagged]]. It's heavily implied that several girls are sexually abused by their "owners", and then there's Akane, who is a pretty nice guy who's just terrified of being ostracized/not allowed to graduate. Sumita is also an exception; Reiko states that he never touched her, and he seems to genuinely care about her..

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* AllMenArePerverts: This trope is [[ZigZaggedTrope zigzagged]].{{zig|ZaggedTrope}}zagged. It's heavily implied that several girls are sexually abused by their "owners", and then there's Akane, who is a pretty nice guy who's just terrified of being ostracized/not allowed to graduate. Sumita is also an exception; Reiko states that he never touched her, and he seems to genuinely care about her..



* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: In-universe. Sora sees the good in even [[TortureTechnician Tougyu]]; he was just trying to protect [[MoralityPet Hiyo-chan]] by being an AxCrazy monster. Let's just say that the fandom isn't as forgiving.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In-universe. Sora sees the good in even [[TortureTechnician Tougyu]]; {{To|rtureTechnician}}ugyu; he was just trying to protect [[MoralityPet Hiyo-chan]] by being an AxCrazy monster. Let's just say that the fandom isn't as forgiving.



** And probably not-so-attempted several times both off-screen and before the story's beginning. [[FridgeLogic Think about it]]. [[{{Squick}} Or don't]], [[NightmareFuel you'll sleep better]].

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** And probably not-so-attempted several times both off-screen and before the story's beginning. [[FridgeLogic Think about it]]. it.]] [[{{Squick}} Or don't]], don't,]] [[NightmareFuel you'll sleep better]].better.]]



* BatmanGambit: After getting Tomoko into his custody, El [[spoiler: arranges for her to be released '''back''' to Sora]]. [[TortureAlwaysWorks Torture is involved]].

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* BatmanGambit: After getting Tomoko into his custody, El [[spoiler: arranges for her to be released '''back''' to Sora]]. [[TortureAlwaysWorks Torture is involved]].involved.]]



* BeautifulAllAlong: Akane. Just look at [[http://mangafox.me/manga/shitsurakuen/v03/c010/11.html him!]]

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* BeautifulAllAlong: Akane. Just look at [[http://mangafox.me/manga/shitsurakuen/v03/c010/11.html him!]]him]]!



* BreakingSpeech: Inverted. the BigBad / TheDragon calmly tells Tomoko that she really is brave and needn't call herself a coward. [[MoodWhipLash Then he kidnaps her]].

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* BreakingSpeech: BreakThemByTalking: Inverted. the The BigBad / TheDragon calmly tells Tomoko that she really is brave and needn't call herself a coward. [[MoodWhipLash [[MoodWhiplash Then he kidnaps her]].her.]]



* ChekhovsGun: Periodically we see snippets of a fairytale story involving a prince, a princess, and a demon king, with elements that parallel the actual plot. This just seems like a way of comparing the story with fairytales until its revealed [[spoiler: that it's an actual [[FictionalDocument in-universe story called "Paradise Story"]] and that El and X took their names from it and are deliberately causing the actual events of the series to mirror that story.]]
* ChildrenAreInnocent: [[ZigZaggedTrope Zigzagged]]. Tomoko is a 3rd year middle schooler and her wildest "bedtime fantasies" involving Sora are very innocent, but 1st year middle schooler Hiyo is the very first girl in Sora's harem to say that she and Sora are lovers and is a very broken Type A [[spoiler:with mix of Type C]] StepfordSmiler.

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* ChekhovsGun: Periodically we see snippets of a fairytale story involving a prince, a princess, and a demon king, with elements that parallel the actual plot. This just seems like a way of comparing the story with fairytales until its revealed [[spoiler: that it's an actual [[FictionalDocument in-universe story called "Paradise Story"]] and that El and X took their names from it and are deliberately causing the actual events of the series to mirror that story.story]].
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Unlucky Tsuki got rejected rather brutally by Sora...[[spoiler: Or so it seems. It wasn't an outright rejection so much as rejecting her cynical view of the world to help her for the better, and in chapter 24 [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Sora marries Tsuki]].
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* ChildrenAreInnocent: [[ZigZaggedTrope Zigzagged]]. Zigzagged.]] Tomoko is a 3rd year middle schooler and her wildest "bedtime fantasies" involving Sora are very innocent, but 1st year middle schooler Hiyo is the very first girl in Sora's harem to say that she and Sora are lovers and is a very broken Type A [[spoiler:with mix of Type C]] StepfordSmiler.



* DamselOutOfDistress: Inspired by Sora, the girls in her harem start to defend themselves as they can after [[spoiler:4 of them are taken away from Sora.]]

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* DamselOutOfDistress: Inspired by Sora, the girls in her harem start to defend themselves as they can after [[spoiler:4 of them are taken away from Sora.]] Sora]].



** Mirroring the story, [[spoiler:Sora went on a journey to grow and mature, and when the time was appropiated, she returned to marry her princess, Tsuki.]]

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** Mirroring the story, [[spoiler:Sora went on a journey to grow and mature, and when the time was appropiated, appropriated, she returned to marry her princess, Tsuki.]]



* EmpathicWeapon: Every female student has the ability to generate one, usable only by the male student she's bound to. [[PsychicLink Whatever happens to the weapon happens to the student]].

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* EmpathicWeapon: Every female student has the ability to generate one, usable only by the male student she's bound to. [[PsychicLink Whatever happens to the weapon happens to the student]].student.]]



* {{Expy}}: Sora is one for [[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena Utena Tenjou]]. Meanwhile, CuteAndPsycho Shoujou has a strong resemblance to [[CodeGeass Rolo]]. Does Karin/[[spoiler:L]] look like a young Minato from {{Naruto}} anyone?

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* {{Expy}}: Sora is one for [[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena Utena Tenjou]]. Meanwhile, CuteAndPsycho Shoujou has a strong resemblance to [[CodeGeass [[Anime/CodeGeass Rolo]]. Does Karin/[[spoiler:L]] look like a young Minato from {{Naruto}} Manga/{{Naruto}}, anyone?



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Sora's near breakdown when she is forced to choose which girl to save makes a lot more sense when it's revealed that [[spoiler: Tsuki forced her to make the same decision between her and El as a child, traumatizing her to point of repressing those memories.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Sora's near breakdown when she is forced to choose which girl to save makes a lot more sense when it's revealed that [[spoiler: Tsuki forced her to make the same decision between her and El as a child, traumatizing her to point of repressing those memories.]]memories]].



** Karin. It is interesting to note that the only halfway "decent" guys introduced have [[GenderBlenderName Gender Blender Names]].

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** Karin. It is interesting to note that the only halfway "decent" guys introduced have [[GenderBlenderName Gender {{Gender Blender Names]].Name}}s.



* HopelessBossFight: Yes Sora, challenging one of the Student Council's top members (let alone one who is fanatically loyal to the president) when you've barely started is [[SarcasmMode such]] a great idea. Shoujou admits to El later that the only reason he was able to win was that Sora was so lost in rage that she became very easy to read.

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* HopelessBossFight: Yes Yes, Sora, challenging one of the Student Council's top members (let alone one who is fanatically loyal to the president) when you've barely started is [[SarcasmMode such]] {{s|arcasmMode}}uch a great idea. Shoujou admits to El later that the only reason he was able to win was that Sora was so lost in rage that she became very easy to read.



* MagikarpPower: [[spoiler:[[KatanasAreJustBetter Yuki's weapon]]]].

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* MagikarpPower: [[spoiler:[[KatanasAreJustBetter Yuki's weapon]]]].weapon.]]]]



* MysteriousProtector: X. Though by all indications she's just as much of a victim as anyone else [[spoiler:and she's forcibly working for El; it's all but outright stated she's Tsuki. Interestingly the series played with this trope when X was impersonated by a VillainousCrossdresser]].
** And it's revealed that El himself is protecting [[spoiler:Sora... from Tsuki.]]

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* MysteriousProtector: X. Though by all indications she's just as much of a victim as anyone else [[spoiler:and she's forcibly working for El; it's all but outright stated she's Tsuki. Interestingly the series played with this trope when X was impersonated by a VillainousCrossdresser]].
CreepyCrossdresser]].
** And it's revealed that El himself is protecting [[spoiler:Sora... from Tsuki.]]Tsuki]].



* PaperThinDisguise: [[spoiler:El is able to gain Sora's trust by ruffling his hair and putting on an eyepatch.]] [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], because she had never met him before in the first place, and the disguise doesn't fool others who know his identity.

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* PaperThinDisguise: [[spoiler:El is able to gain Sora's trust by ruffling his hair and putting on an eyepatch.]] [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], {Justified|Trope}}, because she had never met him before in the first place, and the disguise doesn't fool others who know his identity.



--> [[spoiler:'''''[[http://mangafox.me/manga/shitsurakuen/v06/c022/34.html ...DONT' LEAVE ME, KNIGHT!!!]]''''']]

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--> [[spoiler:'''''[[http://mangafox.me/manga/shitsurakuen/v06/c022/34.html ...DONT' DON'T LEAVE ME, KNIGHT!!!]]''''']]



* [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Redemption Equals]] FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:Tougyu gets "excommunicated" after Sora whacks him in the head]].

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* [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Redemption Equals]] {{Redemption Equals|Death}} FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:Tougyu gets "excommunicated" after Sora whacks him in the head]]. head.]]



* SadisticChoice: Although it doesn't actually happen, Yuki tells Sora to envison being forced to choose between her (Yuki) and Koharu; and no, TakingAThirdOption is not a possibility. Sora has a HeroicBSOD at the mere thought.
** By the end of the scene showing this choice, after first [[HeroicSacrifice offering herself instead]] she [[TakingAThirdOption takes the third option anyways]].

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* SadisticChoice: Although it doesn't actually happen, Yuki tells Sora to envison being forced to choose between her (Yuki) and Koharu; and no, TakingAThirdOption [[TakeAThirdOption Taking a Third Option]] is not a possibility. Sora has a HeroicBSOD at the mere thought.
** By the end of the scene showing this choice, after first [[HeroicSacrifice offering herself instead]] she [[TakingAThirdOption [[TakeAThirdOption takes the third option anyways]].



* [[spoiler: SweetPollyOliver]]: [[spoiler: Student council member Haruka Kuchinawa is one]].
* SympathyForTheDevil: After a while, Sora realizes that [[spoiler:the men in the school are suffering with the misogynist system in the school as well]] and decides to help them too. That precisely was the plan [[spoiler:for El. He wanted Sora to consider the villains' situation.]]

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* [[spoiler: SweetPollyOliver]]: [[spoiler: Student council member Haruka Kuchinawa is one]].
one.]]
* SympathyForTheDevil: After a while, Sora realizes that [[spoiler:the men in the school are suffering with the misogynist system in the school as well]] and decides to help them too. That precisely was the plan [[spoiler:for El. He wanted Sora to consider the villains' situation.]]situation]].



* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Tsuki got rejected rather brutally by Sora...[[spoiler: Or so it seems. It wasn't an outright rejection so much as rejecting her cynical view of the world to help her for the better, and in chapter 24 [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Sora marries Tsuki]]]].

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* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Tsuki got rejected rather brutally by Sora...[[spoiler: Or so it seems. It wasn't an outright rejection so much as rejecting her cynical view of the world VillainousValour: The manga favorably compares Shoujou's faith in [[TheDragon El]] to help her for the better, and Yuki's faith in chapter 24 [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Sora marries Tsuki]]]].[[KnightInShiningArmor Sora]].



* VillainousValour: The manga favorably compares Shoujou's faith in [[TheDragon El]] to Yuki's faith in [[KnightInShiningArmor Sora]].



** In the RevisedEnding [[spoiler:Sora and Tsuki get married. White tux for Sora and everything.]]

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** In the RevisedEnding [[spoiler:Sora and Tsuki get married. White tux for Sora and everything.]]everything]].
3rd Oct '15 9:37:12 AM nombretomado
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Title translation: ''ParadiseLost''.

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Title translation: ''ParadiseLost''.
''Literature/ParadiseLost''.
18th Jul '15 9:02:52 PM Tsukiyo
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* ImCryingButIDontKnowWhy: [[spoiler:In the penultime chapter, Sora and Akane upload into Exaclan's system the trues behind Paradise's Story and its happy ending for all students to hear, moving the hearts of all boys who shed tears at the hope of change and eventual redemption for their bad deeds under the pression of the system.]]



* UnexpectedSuccessor: [[spoiler:All the CosmicChessGame between Karin and Tsuki was so Sora could win half of the MegaCorp's rights (that Karin wanted from the beginning to give to her). When the last of the original founders died, all the Corp become Sora's.]]

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* UnexpectedSuccessor: [[spoiler:All the CosmicChessGame between Karin and Tsuki was so Sora could win half of the MegaCorp's rights (that Karin wanted from the beginning to give to her). When the last of the original founders died, all the Corp become became Sora's.]]
18th Jul '15 4:35:14 AM Oecchi
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This manga [[strike:blatantly rips off]] draws inspiration from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' but with the bride/dueling mechanic extended to the entire student body. The [[{{Megacorp}} school financers]] have taken it upon themselves to use [[CutLexLuthorACheck sophisticated virtual reality]] to create an environment where gender (in)equality has been pushed back a few thousand years and then cranked up to eleven. The duels are part of a game called “Exaclan” where the males students are contestants and the female students are [[EmpathicWeapon weapons]] to be used, wagered, traded, abused and discarded. The female students have no protections or rights of any kind against the player who currently owns them, and any girl without a master has no protections or rights of any kind, period.

Seeing that the situation is [[strike:fucked up beyond all possible belief]] unfair Sora starts about entering Exaclan and trying to start a one girl revolution that quickly turns to a [[LesYay one-girl-and-her-harem]] revolution.

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This manga [[strike:blatantly rips off]] draws inspiration from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' but with the bride/dueling mechanic extended to the entire student body. The [[{{Megacorp}} school financers]] have taken it upon themselves to use [[CutLexLuthorACheck sophisticated virtual reality]] to create an environment where gender (in)equality has been pushed back a few thousand years and then cranked up to eleven. The duels are part of a game called “Exaclan” where the males students are contestants and the female students are [[EmpathicWeapon weapons]] to be used, wagered, traded, abused and discarded. The female students have no protections or rights of any kind against the player who currently owns them, and any girl without a master has no protections or rights of any kind, period.

Seeing that the situation is [[strike:fucked unfair (that is, screwed up beyond all possible belief]] unfair belief), Sora starts about entering Exaclan and trying to start a one girl revolution that quickly turns to a [[LesYay one-girl-and-her-harem]] revolution.
27th Apr '15 8:24:30 AM Anderling
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* SympathyForTheDevil: After a while, Sora realizes that [[spoiler:the men in the school are suffering with the misogynist system in the school as well]] and decides to help them too. That precisely was [[spoiler:El's]] plan. [[spoiler:He]] wants Sora to consider the villains' situation.

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* SympathyForTheDevil: After a while, Sora realizes that [[spoiler:the men in the school are suffering with the misogynist system in the school as well]] and decides to help them too. That precisely was [[spoiler:El's]] plan. [[spoiler:He]] wants the plan [[spoiler:for El. He wanted Sora to consider the villains' situation.]]
1st Nov '14 2:39:15 AM theAdeptRogue
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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Inverted. Sora thinks that sexually harassing Reiko is a better alternative than beating her up to force Tougyo release her.
11th Jul '14 2:39:59 PM Quanyails
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* TheSadisticChoice: Although it doesn't actually happen, Yuki tells Sora to envison being forced to choose between her (Yuki) and Koharu; and no, TakingAThirdOption is not a possibility. Sora has a HeroicBSOD at the mere thought.

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* TheSadisticChoice: SadisticChoice: Although it doesn't actually happen, Yuki tells Sora to envison being forced to choose between her (Yuki) and Koharu; and no, TakingAThirdOption is not a possibility. Sora has a HeroicBSOD at the mere thought.



* TraumaticHaircut: In the ImagineSpot of Sora while Yuki was putting the hypothetical case of a [[TheSadisticChoice Sadistic Choice]], the evil guy was molesting "Princess Koharu" while threatering to cut "Princess Yuki"'s braids.

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* TraumaticHaircut: In the ImagineSpot of Sora while Yuki was putting the hypothetical case of a [[TheSadisticChoice Sadistic Choice]], SadisticChoice, the evil guy was molesting "Princess Koharu" while threatering to cut "Princess Yuki"'s braids.
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