History Manga / ZetsuenNoTempest

23rd Oct '17 12:16:13 PM xcountryguy
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* BadassNormal: Mahiro and Yoshino. They seem to have been normal high school students before Mahiro's family died, but [[BadassAbnormal with the help of Hakaze's talismans]] they can kick serious amounts of ass.

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* BadassNormal: BadassNormal:
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Mahiro and Yoshino. They seem to have been normal high school students before Mahiro's family died, but [[BadassAbnormal with the help of Hakaze's talismans]] they can kick serious amounts of ass.



* {{BFS}} / FlamingSword: The true mage of Exodus can summon a flaming sword three times her size.

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* {{BFS}} / FlamingSword: {{BFS}}: The true mage of Exodus can summon a flaming sword three times her size.



* [[spoiler:BrotherSisterIncest]]: [[spoiler:Mahiro was in love with Aika, though he doesn't admit it to himself before or after she dies. In his defense, he knew they were NotBloodSiblings.]]

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* [[spoiler:BrotherSisterIncest]]: BrotherSisterIncest: [[spoiler:Mahiro was in love with Aika, though he doesn't admit it to himself before or after she dies. In his defense, he knew they were NotBloodSiblings.]]



* CainAndAbel: Played with through Samon and Hakaze [[spoiler: as both siblings are {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s that only want to save the world with as little loss of life as possible, and don't show signs of bearing legitimate animosity towards one another.]]

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* CainAndAbel: Played with through Samon and Hakaze [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as both siblings are {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s that only want to save the world with as little loss of life as possible, and don't show signs of bearing legitimate animosity towards one another.]]



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Episode 17 has Samon, Junichirou, Mahiro and Hanemura hold a meeting to try and figure out the identity of Yoshino's girlfriend. It's already ridiculous to start with, but the theories [[TheComicallySerious Samon]] and [[BuxomIsBetter Junichirou]] come up with just keep straying further and further from the truth. [[spoiler: [[OnlySaneMan Hanemura gets increasingly disturbed by how no one can figure out what seems obvious to him.]]]]

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Episode 17 has Samon, Junichirou, Mahiro and Hanemura hold a meeting to try and figure out the identity of Yoshino's girlfriend. It's already ridiculous to start with, but the theories [[TheComicallySerious Samon]] and [[BuxomIsBetter Junichirou]] come up with just keep straying further and further from the truth. [[spoiler: [[OnlySaneMan [[spoiler:[[OnlySaneMan Hanemura gets increasingly disturbed by how no one can figure out what seems obvious to him.]]]]



* EldritchAbomination: Both trees count.

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* %%* EldritchAbomination: Both trees count.



* ImaginaryLoveTriangle: [[spoiler: Hakaze falls in love with Yoshino after the first arc ends, but everyone thinks that Yoshino already has a girlfriend who's alive and well since he hid the fact that Aika was his girlfriend so well.]] This trope has the added bonus of [[spoiler: Hakaze fearing that the Tree of Beginnings will kill Yoshino's girlfriend if she wants him too much, so she does her best to not like him, but only winds up discovering that he has many qualities that she really likes.]]

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* ImaginaryLoveTriangle: [[spoiler: Hakaze [[spoiler:Hakaze falls in love with Yoshino after the first arc ends, but everyone thinks that Yoshino already has a girlfriend who's alive and well since he hid the fact that Aika was his girlfriend so well.]] This trope has the added bonus of [[spoiler: Hakaze [[spoiler:Hakaze fearing that the Tree of Beginnings will kill Yoshino's girlfriend if she wants him too much, so she does her best to not like him, but only winds up discovering that he has many qualities that she really likes.]]



* LoopholeAbuse: [[WindsOfDestinyChange The Tree of Beginnings will not allow Hakaze to die or lose.]] She always has a chance to win. [[spoiler: However, if she gives up or can't find the correct solution, then it's possible to defeat her.]]

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* LoopholeAbuse: [[WindsOfDestinyChange The Tree of Beginnings will not allow Hakaze to die or lose.]] She always has a chance to win. [[spoiler: However, [[spoiler:However, if she gives up or can't find the correct solution, then it's possible to defeat her.]]



* MaybeEverAfter: The anime ending has [[spoiler:Mahiro & Yoshino leaving Aika's grave when they see Hakaze on the road, looking around. Mahiro tells Yoshino to go to her, and he does. The last shot of the series is them taking a step towards each other.]]
** The manga's ending is a little more expanded but essentially the same. [[spoiler: In the manga's final chapter, Hakaze is already with Mahiro & Yoshino as they are saying their final words to Aika's grave before they leave since Mahiro is planning to introduce his girlfriend to them. As they take off, Yoshino expresses hesitation at getting into a relationship with Hakaze, saying there must be other guys that would be better for her (and also implying he's not quite over Aika yet). Hakaze's answer is that he's the only guy who can handle her, and that she isn't going to give up on him. The conversation is cut short when Mahiro's girlfriend shows up, then Hanemura & his girlfriend Yu-chan arrive. The manga ends with all 6 of them walking down the street.]]

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* MaybeEverAfter: MaybeEverAfter:
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The anime ending has [[spoiler:Mahiro & Yoshino leaving Aika's grave when they see Hakaze on the road, looking around. Mahiro tells Yoshino to go to her, and he does. The last shot of the series is them taking a step towards each other.]]
** The manga's ending is a little more expanded but essentially the same. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the manga's final chapter, Hakaze is already with Mahiro & Yoshino as they are saying their final words to Aika's grave before they leave since Mahiro is planning to introduce his girlfriend to them. As they take off, Yoshino expresses hesitation at getting into a relationship with Hakaze, saying there must be other guys that would be better for her (and also implying he's not quite over Aika yet). Hakaze's answer is that he's the only guy who can handle her, and that she isn't going to give up on him. The conversation is cut short when Mahiro's girlfriend shows up, then Hanemura & his girlfriend Yu-chan arrive. The manga ends with all 6 of them walking down the street.]]



* MoodWhiplash: The first half of the story is very dark and is almost completely devoid of any and all light-hearted antics, but chapter 21 throws in the hilarity that is [[spoiler: Hakaze being overjoyed at how it seems like she's on a date with Yoshino.]] At the same time, the plot throws in the fact that [[spoiler: Hakaze thinks that Yoshino already has a girlfriend, and thus has to be careful about her desires to be with him. Since she isn't aware that his ''actual'' girlfriend, Aika, died before they ever met, she fears that if she wants him too much, the Tree of Genesis will act upon her desires and kill his girlfriend.]] This winds up making Hakaze come off as a bipolar {{Tsundere}}.

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* MoodWhiplash: The first half of the story is very dark and is almost completely devoid of any and all light-hearted antics, but chapter 21 throws in the hilarity that is [[spoiler: Hakaze [[spoiler:Hakaze being overjoyed at how it seems like she's on a date with Yoshino.]] At the same time, the plot throws in the fact that [[spoiler: Hakaze [[spoiler:Hakaze thinks that Yoshino already has a girlfriend, and thus has to be careful about her desires to be with him. Since she isn't aware that his ''actual'' girlfriend, Aika, died before they ever met, she fears that if she wants him too much, the Tree of Genesis will act upon her desires and kill his girlfriend.]] This winds up making Hakaze come off as a bipolar {{Tsundere}}.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Well, AntiVillain. Though Samon meant well, and tries to pin the blame on the Tree of Beginnings whenever possible, none of any of the horrible things would have happened if he hadn't planned to wake up the Tree of Zetsuen and destroy the Tree of Beginnings, which upset the world's [[StatusQuoisGod status quo.]] and woke up the Tree of Beginnings which then reacted to save itself and to instill order where the Tree of Zetsuen left chaos.
** [[spoiler: Subverted. The Tree of Beginnings was eventually going to cause a ResetButton and wipe out most of mankind with only a minority surviving no matter what unless the Mage of Exodus defeated it. Samon's actions along with Aika's death helped set in motion the defeat of the Tree.]]
* NotBloodSiblings: [[spoiler:Mahiro and Aika.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
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Well, AntiVillain. Though Samon meant well, and tries to pin the blame on the Tree of Beginnings whenever possible, none of any of the horrible things would have happened if he hadn't planned to wake up the Tree of Zetsuen and destroy the Tree of Beginnings, which upset the world's [[StatusQuoisGod status quo.]] and woke up the Tree of Beginnings which then reacted to save itself and to instill order where the Tree of Zetsuen left chaos.
** [[spoiler: Subverted.[[spoiler:Subverted. The Tree of Beginnings was eventually going to cause a ResetButton and wipe out most of mankind with only a minority surviving no matter what unless the Mage of Exodus defeated it. Samon's actions along with Aika's death helped set in motion the defeat of the Tree.]]
* %%* NotBloodSiblings: [[spoiler:Mahiro and Aika.]]



* ShoutOutToShakespeare: Shakespearean themes are all over the place. Specifically, the series takes most of its motifs from Theatre/{{Hamlet}} and Theatre/TheTempest (which it's named after), and hardly a chapter goes by where one of the plays is not quoted from. (Yoshino and Mahiro seem to have the entirety of Theatre/{{Hamlet}} memorized, probably because Aika seemed to be quite into Shakespeare.)

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* ShoutOutToShakespeare: ShoutOutToShakespeare:
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Shakespearean themes are all over the place. Specifically, the series takes most of its motifs from Theatre/{{Hamlet}} and Theatre/TheTempest (which it's named after), and hardly a chapter goes by where one of the plays is not quoted from. (Yoshino and Mahiro seem to have the entirety of Theatre/{{Hamlet}} memorized, probably because Aika seemed to be quite into Shakespeare.)



* StarCrossedLovers: Yoshino and Aika were initially a mild example of this, with them having to hide their relationship in order to avoid incurring Mahiro's wrath. Then Aika died. Now Hakaze thinks [[spoiler: that she and Yoshino are this. Because she thinks that Yoshino still has a girlfriend, she fears that if she falls fully in love with him, the Tree of Genesis will kill whoever he's going out with in order to grant her wish.]]

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* StarCrossedLovers: Yoshino and Aika were initially a mild example of this, with them having to hide their relationship in order to avoid incurring Mahiro's wrath. Then Aika died. Now Hakaze thinks [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that she and Yoshino are this. Because she thinks that Yoshino still has a girlfriend, she fears that if she falls fully in love with him, the Tree of Genesis will kill whoever he's going out with in order to grant her wish.]]



** [[spoiler: In order to save Hakaze from the past, they have her transfer her body through time from the skeleton is was on to her bare skeleton that's in the present, which Samon found on the island because she had left it behind when moving forward through time.]]
** [[spoiler: The entire circumstances surrounding Aika's death are one BIG Stable Time Loop!]]

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** [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In order to save Hakaze from the past, they have her transfer her body through time from the skeleton is was on to her bare skeleton that's in the present, which Samon found on the island because she had left it behind when moving forward through time.]]
** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The entire circumstances surrounding Aika's death are one BIG Stable Time Loop!]]



* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Aika, pre-series.

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* %%* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Aika, pre-series.



* SuperHero: Invoked by Samon's team [[spoiler: when they find the Magician of Zetsuen and realize that he wasn't responsible for Aika's murder.]] They decide to begin working against the Tree of Beginnings, as well as take advantage of [[spoiler: the widespread unease that has built up against it]] by having him dress up in a fancy costume and take out [[spoiler: the branches of the tree]] in the most spectacular and public way possible. It works.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Natsumura.

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* SuperHero: Invoked by Samon's team [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when they find the Magician of Zetsuen and realize that he wasn't responsible for Aika's murder.]] They decide to begin working against the Tree of Beginnings, as well as take advantage of [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the widespread unease that has built up against it]] by having him dress up in a fancy costume and take out [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the branches of the tree]] in the most spectacular and public way possible. It works.
* %%* TallDarkAndHandsome: Natsumura.



** [[spoiler: Yoshino, Mahiro, and Hakaze figure out Samon's contingency plan to work around the event of her death. He has her skeleton and the barrel she was sent to the island with, both of which appear to prove she died there. If they do nothing, she will die. Instead, they use magic to have her teleport off of the island and leave her skeleton and the barrel behind, thereby averting TemporalParadox and saving her life.]]
** [[spoiler: Yoshino suggests that Hakaze could save Aika by faking Aika's death in the past. It doesn't work out that way.]]

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** [[spoiler: Yoshino, [[spoiler:Yoshino, Mahiro, and Hakaze figure out Samon's contingency plan to work around the event of her death. He has her skeleton and the barrel she was sent to the island with, both of which appear to prove she died there. If they do nothing, she will die. Instead, they use magic to have her teleport off of the island and leave her skeleton and the barrel behind, thereby averting TemporalParadox and saving her life.]]
** [[spoiler: Yoshino [[spoiler:Yoshino suggests that Hakaze could save Aika by faking Aika's death in the past. It doesn't work out that way.]]



* UrbanFantasy
* VitriolicBestBuds: Yoshino and Mahiro.
* WeCouldHaveAvoidedAllThis: A variant that leads to wacky hijinks. Hakaze [[spoiler: eventually falls in love with Yoshino]], but she's under the impression that [[spoiler: he has a girlfriend.]] Junichirou then tells her that [[spoiler: if she wants Yoshino too much, then the Tree of Genesis will act upon her desires and kill his girlfriend.]] Naturally, Hakaze, being one of the saner members of the cast, ''does not want this to happen.'' Only [[spoiler: ''Yoshino no longer has a girlfriend''.]] This entire subplot could be avoided if [[spoiler: Yoshino would just explain to Hakaze that he'd dated Aika behind Mahiro's back.]] Admittedly justified, as [[spoiler: Yoshino]] does not know that [[spoiler: Hakaze loves him]] and has no reason to explain this to her. When she [[spoiler:eventually confesses and explains everything]], Yoshino's reaction is pretty much the trope. "Oh, sorry to have made this so complicated for you, don't worry [[spoiler:about my girlfriend. She's already dead, see.]]"

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* %%* UrbanFantasy
* %%* VitriolicBestBuds: Yoshino and Mahiro.
* WeCouldHaveAvoidedAllThis: A variant that leads to wacky hijinks. Hakaze [[spoiler: eventually [[spoiler:eventually falls in love with Yoshino]], but she's under the impression that [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he has a girlfriend.]] Junichirou then tells her that [[spoiler: if [[spoiler:if she wants Yoshino too much, then the Tree of Genesis will act upon her desires and kill his girlfriend.]] Naturally, Hakaze, being one of the saner members of the cast, ''does not want this to happen.'' Only [[spoiler: ''Yoshino [[spoiler:''Yoshino no longer has a girlfriend''.]] This entire subplot could be avoided if [[spoiler: Yoshino [[spoiler:Yoshino would just explain to Hakaze that he'd dated Aika behind Mahiro's back.]] Admittedly justified, as [[spoiler: Yoshino]] [[spoiler:Yoshino]] does not know that [[spoiler: Hakaze [[spoiler:Hakaze loves him]] and has no reason to explain this to her. When she [[spoiler:eventually confesses and explains everything]], Yoshino's reaction is pretty much the trope. "Oh, sorry to have made this so complicated for you, don't worry [[spoiler:about my girlfriend. She's already dead, see.]]"



* WorldTree: The Tree of Genesis...[[RealityWarper Sort]] [[MindScrew of]].

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* WorldTree: The Tree of Genesis... [[RealityWarper Sort]] [[MindScrew of]].
27th Oct '16 7:31:14 AM lalaTKG
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* {{Sentai}}: At the amusement park in episode fifteen, there are five costumed stage performers in the background that wear outfits similar to this.



* {{Sentai}}: At the amusement park in episode fifteen, there are five costumed stage performers in the background that wear outfits similar to this.
27th Oct '16 7:28:17 AM lalaTKG
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Well, AntiVillain. Though Samon meant well, and tries to pin the blame on the Tree of Beginnings whenever possible, none of any of the horrible things would have happened if he hadn't planned to wake up the Tree of Zetsuen and destroy the Tree of Beginnings, which upset the world's [[StatusQuoisGod status quo.]] and woke up the Tree of Beginnings which then reacted to save itself and to instill order where the Tree of Zetsuen left chaos.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Well, AntiVillain. Though Samon meant well, and tries to pin the blame on the Tree of Beginnings whenever possible, none of any of the horrible things would have happened if he hadn't planned to wake up the Tree of Zetsuen and destroy the Tree of Beginnings, which upset the world's [[StatusQuoisGod status quo.]] and woke up the Tree of Beginnings which then reacted to save itself and to instill order where the Tree of Zetsuen left chaos.]]



* ShoutOut: At the amusement park in episode fifteen, there are five costumed performers in the background that look a lot like the Franchise/PowerRangers.
** Shout out to what? Works involving a 5-team ranger/Super Sentai had been around in Japan since the '70s. ''Power Rangers'' itself is an adaption of that very concept. Not to mention Super Sentai gigs are rather common amusement park attractions in Japan.

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* ShoutOut: {{Sentai}}: At the amusement park in episode fifteen, there are five costumed stage performers in the background that look a lot like the Franchise/PowerRangers.
** Shout out
wear outfits similar to what? Works involving a 5-team ranger/Super Sentai had been around in Japan since the '70s. ''Power Rangers'' itself is an adaption of that very concept. Not to mention Super Sentai gigs are rather common amusement park attractions in Japan. this.
27th Oct '16 7:19:27 AM lalaTKG
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* FlashBackEcho: Part of Aika's presence as a PosthumousCharacter. The most significant comes after Hakaze [[spoiler:discovers she's dead in the present time]]. Yoshino remembers the time Aika told him about Shakespeare's ''The Tempest'', realizes the parallels from that story and ''Hamlet'' to the current situation, and decides to ensure that the story does not end as a tragedy.]]

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* FlashBackEcho: Part of Aika's presence as a PosthumousCharacter. The most significant comes after Hakaze [[spoiler:discovers she's dead in the present time]]. Yoshino remembers the time Aika told him about Shakespeare's ''The Tempest'', realizes the parallels from that story and ''Hamlet'' to the current situation, and decides to ensure that the story does not end as a tragedy.]]
7th Aug '16 3:10:28 AM kirara19
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** FridgeBrilliance: The theme is called "Happy Endings." Yoshino's mission, entrusted to him by Aika, is to ensure the story has a happy ending. If Yoshino succeeds, the ending theme will be perfectly appropriate.
20th Jul '16 3:06:01 AM tlst9999
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* DeusExMachina: The Tree of Genesis is particularly protective of Hakaze and offers her a lot of help, direct and indirect, in her escape attempt. This is most blatant when [[a missile lands on the island when she was struggling to find the offering to travel through time.]]

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* DeusExMachina: The Tree of Genesis is particularly protective of Hakaze and offers her a lot of help, direct and indirect, in her escape attempt. This is most blatant when [[a [[spoiler:a missile lands on the island when while she was struggling to find the an offering to travel through time.]]
20th Jul '16 3:02:36 AM tlst9999
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* DeusExMachina: The Tree of Genesis is particularly protective of Hakaze and offers her a lot of help, direct and indirect, in her escape attempt. This is most blatant when [[a missile lands on the island when she was struggling to find the offering to travel through time.]]
1st Jun '16 10:43:49 AM Foamer
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* DramaticIrony: The series runs on this, with Yoshino quoting his girlfriend to Mahiro, Mahiro shooting that "little girl" down, when it's Aika all along.

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* DramaticIrony: The series runs on this, with Yoshino quoting his girlfriend to Mahiro, Mahiro shooting that "little girl" down, when it's Aika all along. And there's the fact that Hakaze feels like she can't truly love Yoshino or else the Tree of Genesis might find a way to kill off his girlfriend, only to find out later that the girlfriend in question is already dead.
1st Jun '16 10:23:19 AM Foamer
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* DramaticIrony: The series runs on this, with Yoshino quoting his girlfriend to Mahiro, Mahiro shooting that "little girl" down, when it's Aika all along.
1st Jun '16 10:07:53 AM Foamer
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