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18th Aug '16 2:49:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* IrishPotatoFamine: What kicks off the whole plot. That, and the elder Livermore deciding to move from Britain to Ireland (despite the booming Industrial Revolution) [[WhatAnIdiot because he thought being a potato farmer is easy work.]]
6th Aug '16 9:19:05 PM lily-sally
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* TheGayNineties: Some of the aesthetics of "Ienakatta Kotonoha", such as the protagonist's attire, brings this era, or perhaps its [[EdwardianEra successor]], into mind.

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* TheGayNineties: Some of the aesthetics of "Ienakatta Kotonoha", such as the protagonist's attire, brings this era, or perhaps its [[EdwardianEra [[TheEdwardianEra successor]], into mind.
6th Aug '16 9:18:28 PM lily-sally
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** We meet the blind poet Luna Ballad from ''Chronicle'' again in "Na mo Naki Onna no Uta", and this time, [[spoiler: her lover Endymion survives the execution by making up an additional verse to his [[StealthInsult ambiguous]] poem for the Queen. Doing so, however, plunged him into obscurity. In the end, [[StarCrossedLovers the couple did not end up meeting each other, either]], as Luna came to be fed up with being alone for the rest of her life chasing shadows, thus ending her journey abruptly. Even if it's implied that she's going to live a happy new life [[HerHeartWillGoOn with the baker]] [[RescueRomance who saved her from exhaustion, thus preventing her blindness]], this blatant surrender makes her fall into obscurity also, since her sheer determination to search for Endymion is what makes the future Queen of Britannia and her people respect and hail her as a hero.]]

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** We meet the blind poet Luna Ballad from ''Chronicle'' again in "Na mo Naki Onna no Uta", and this time, [[spoiler: her lover Endymion survives the execution Endymion]] is saved from his grisly fate by making up an additional verse to his [[StealthInsult ambiguous]] poem [[spoiler: poem]] for the Queen. Doing so, however, plunged him into obscurity. [[spoiler: In the end, [[StarCrossedLovers the couple did not end up meeting each other, either]], either]],]] as [[spoiler: Luna came to be fed up with being alone for the rest of her life chasing shadows, thus ending her journey abruptly. abruptly.]] Even if it's implied that she's going to live a happy new life [[spoiler: [[HerHeartWillGoOn with the baker]] [[RescueRomance who saved her from exhaustion, thus preventing her blindness]], blindness]]]], this blatant surrender makes her fall into obscurity also, since her sheer determination to search for Endymion is what makes the future Queen country of Britannia and her people respect and hail her as a hero.]]



** "Ienakatta Kotonoha", the alternate continuity to "Yurikago" from ''Lost'', [[spoiler: saves the protagonist's child from dying with an able, proficient doctor named John, who gave the child aspirin. The protagonist becomes the doctor's assistant afterwards, living in bliss with the man she loves (but could never confess her true feelings to). She may be saved from the fate of becoming a lunatic who carries her child's bones around in a cradle by this, but not from the looming [[WorldWarI Great War.]]]]

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** "Ienakatta Kotonoha", the alternate continuity to "Yurikago" from ''Lost'', ''Lost''. [[spoiler: saves the The protagonist's child is saved from dying with an able, by a proficient doctor named John, who gave the child aspirin. aspirin.]] The protagonist becomes the doctor's assistant afterwards, living in bliss with the man she loves (but could never confess her true feelings to). [[spoiler: She may be saved from the fate of becoming a lunatic who carries her child's bones around in a cradle by this, but not from the looming [[WorldWarI Great War.]]]]



** In "Namida de wa Kesenai Honoo", the woman singing "Honoo" from ''Roman'' (who is supposed to be Hiver Laurant's mother) perhaps unknowingly [[spoiler: saved herself from dying in childbirth by choosing not to conceive (she is too old to do so by the time her husband came back from war anyway), becoming a dollmaker instead, inspired by her love for twin dolls Hortense and Violette. Naturally, due to this, Hiver will remain stuck for an indeterminate time in the boundaries of life and death.]]
** "Ai to Iu Nano Toga". It begins by changing Misia's fate in ''Moira'' (becoming a VirginSacrifice for [[JerkassGods Hydra the Water God]]) at the nickest of time by [[spoiler: giving her the incentive to run into the forest, where she stumbles into her twin brother Elef. Phew, good! [[labelnote:But...]] Misia's friend/mentor Phyllis dies in her stead.[[/labelnote]] Thanks to an abrupt change of oracle from the Water God, Misia and Elef are finally free of pursuers, and Elef, reunited with his old friends, becomes a pirate. Yay for Elef not becoming a bitter [[UnwittingPawn Unwitting Pawn]] for the God of Death! [[labelnote:But...]] without any desires for revenge whatsoever, Elef automatically lost any passion he should have had for freedom, too. As a result, the slaves are never freed.[[/labelnote]] Thus, without Misia's death, and thus, Thanatos' intervention, Scorpius, the Big Bad of the original album, [[TheBadGuyWins succeeds in killing both Leontius and Orion]], and takes over the world!]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Thanks, R.E.V.O.!]]
** In "Wasurena Tsukiyo", [[spoiler: turns out that Elisabeth of ''Märchen'' accepted her marriage offer...along with seemingly having forgotten her childhood promise. The marriage is shortly annulled by her husband for her (alleged) infertility, though. Out of shame, her brother kicked her out of the house, and she sought refuge in an abbey, where she later becomes a nun lovingly taking care of disabled children. This may be a good enough outcome for her, but not for Märchen--without Elisabeth to snap him out of his [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Roaring Rampage of Revenge]], he will remain bound to the Well, never being reminded of who he really is.]]

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** In "Namida de wa Kesenai Honoo", the woman singing "Honoo" from ''Roman'' (who is supposed to be Hiver Laurant's mother) [[spoiler: perhaps unknowingly [[spoiler: saved herself from dying in childbirth by choosing not to conceive (she is too old to do so by the time her husband came back from war anyway), becoming anyway) and]] becomes a dollmaker instead, dollmaker, inspired by her love for twin dolls Hortense and Violette. [[spoiler: Naturally, due to this, Hiver will remain stuck for an indeterminate time in the boundaries of life and death.]]
** "Ai to Iu Nano Toga". It begins by changing Misia's fate in ''Moira'' (becoming a VirginSacrifice for [[JerkassGods Hydra the Water God]]) at the nickest of time by [[spoiler: giving her the incentive to run into the forest, where she stumbles into her twin brother Elef. ]] Phew, good! [[labelnote:But...]] Misia's friend/mentor Phyllis dies in her stead.[[/labelnote]] Thanks to an abrupt change of oracle from the Water God, [[spoiler: Misia and Elef are finally free of pursuers, and and]] Elef, reunited with his old friends, becomes a pirate. Yay for Elef not becoming a bitter [[UnwittingPawn Unwitting Pawn]] for the God of Death! [[labelnote:But...]] without any desires for revenge whatsoever, Elef automatically lost any passion he should have had for freedom, too. As a result, the slaves are never freed.[[/labelnote]] Thus, without Misia's death, and thus, Thanatos' intervention, [[spoiler: Scorpius, the Big Bad BigBad of the original album, [[TheBadGuyWins succeeds in killing both Leontius and Orion]], and takes over the world!]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Thanks, R.E.V.O.!]]
** In "Wasurena Tsukiyo", [[spoiler: turns out that Elisabeth of ''Märchen'' [[spoiler: accepted her marriage offer...along with seemingly having forgotten her childhood promise. The marriage is shortly annulled by her husband for her (alleged) infertility, though. Out of shame, her brother kicked her out of the house, and she sought refuge in an abbey, where she later later]] becomes a nun lovingly taking care of disabled children. This may be a good enough outcome for her, ''her'', but not for Märchen--without Märchen--[[spoiler: without Elisabeth to snap him out of his [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Roaring Rampage of Revenge]], he will remain bound to the Well, never being reminded of who he really is.]]



* [[spoiler: FunWithAcronyms: If arranged correctly, the first letter of all the album's titles spell out "SHIAWASE NI ONARINASAI" (become happy)--the secret 11-lettered message in Roman.]]
* GeniusDitz: John the doctor.
* [[spoiler:GeniusLoci: R.E.V.O. is literally a pair of sentient sunglasses from the distant future.]]

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* [[spoiler: FunWithAcronyms: If arranged correctly, the first letter of all the album's titles spell out [[spoiler: "SHIAWASE NI ONARINASAI" (become happy)--the happy)--this is the secret 11-lettered message in Roman.]]
from ''Roman'']].
* TheGayNineties: Some of the aesthetics of "Ienakatta Kotonoha", such as the protagonist's attire, brings this era, or perhaps its [[EdwardianEra successor]], into mind.
* GeniusDitz: John the doctor.
doctor. He trips and spaces out a lot but when the time comes to save a life, he's going to make sure you're getting the best result.
* [[spoiler:GeniusLoci: GeniusLoci: [[spoiler: R.E.V.O. ]] is literally a pair of sentient sunglasses from the distant future.]]



* MayDecemberRomance: The protagonist of "Ienakatta Kotonoha" ends up falling in love with the doctor to whom she becomes an assistant. Thing is, the doctor is depicted in the cover art as a man with completely white hair and thick gray beard, while the protagonist is a ponytailed redhead with youthful features.

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* MayDecemberRomance: The protagonist of "Ienakatta Kotonoha" ends up falling in love with the doctor to whom she becomes an assistant. Thing is, the doctor is depicted in the cover art as a man with completely white hair and thick gray beard, while the protagonist is a ponytailed redhead (or strawberry blonde) with youthful features.



* TallDarkAndHandsome: [[spoiler: Elisabeth]]'s husband. Doesn't change the fact that he is a major prick.

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* TallDarkAndHandsome: [[spoiler: Elisabeth]]'s husband. Doesn't [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rhein.png husband]]. Still doesn't change the fact that he is a major prick.
6th Aug '16 9:03:28 PM lily-sally
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** In "Wasurena Tsukiyo", [[spoiler: turns out that Elisabeth of ''Märchen'' accepted her marriage offer...along with seemingly having forgotten her childhood promise. The marriage is shortly annulled by her husband because of her infertility, though. Out of shame, her brother kicked her out of the house, and she sought refuge in an abbey, where she later becomes a nun lovingly taking care of disabled children. This may be a good enough outcome for her, but not for Märchen--without Elisabeth to snap him out of his [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Roaring Rampage of Revenge]], he will remain bound to the Well, never being reminded of who he really is.]]

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** In "Wasurena Tsukiyo", [[spoiler: turns out that Elisabeth of ''Märchen'' accepted her marriage offer...along with seemingly having forgotten her childhood promise. The marriage is shortly annulled by her husband because of for her (alleged) infertility, though. Out of shame, her brother kicked her out of the house, and she sought refuge in an abbey, where she later becomes a nun lovingly taking care of disabled children. This may be a good enough outcome for her, but not for Märchen--without Elisabeth to snap him out of his [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Roaring Rampage of Revenge]], he will remain bound to the Well, never being reminded of who he really is.]]



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: When the album first came out, there was a bit of a transliteration conflict among fan translators concerning Gino's full name. There was one who spelled his name "John Jolly Gino", while another one goes with "Giorgio Leggiero". Thankfully, whoever edited the live concert DVD seems to be aware of this problem and displayed his official name, "Giorgio del Cielo", during the fashion show sequence of "Nikushimi wo Hanataba ni Kaete"--with a huge, bright, and highly visible font.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: When the album first came out, there was a bit of a transliteration conflict among fan translators concerning Gino's full name. There was one who spelled his name "John Jolly Gino", while another one goes went with "Giorgio Leggiero". Thankfully, whoever edited the live concert DVD seems to be aware of this problem and displayed his official name, "Giorgio del Cielo", during the fashion show sequence of "Nikushimi wo Hanataba ni Kaete"--with a huge, bright, and highly visible font.


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* TallDarkAndHandsome: [[spoiler: Elisabeth]]'s husband. Doesn't change the fact that he is a major prick.
6th Aug '16 8:54:20 PM lily-sally
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* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Possibly the main character in the first track, Kathleen, and Lenny (provided their eye colors are actually green).

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* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Possibly the The main character in the first track, Kathleen, and Lenny (provided their eye colors are actually green). Lenny. [[PhenotypeStereotype They're Irish]].
6th Aug '16 8:52:49 PM lily-sally
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* IrishPotatoFamine: What kicks off the whole plot. That, and the elder Livermore deciding to move from Britain to Ireland [[WhatAnIdiot because he thought being a potato farmer is easy work.]]

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* IrishPotatoFamine: What kicks off the whole plot. That, and the elder Livermore deciding to move from Britain to Ireland (despite the booming Industrial Revolution) [[WhatAnIdiot because he thought being a potato farmer is easy work.]]
6th Aug '16 8:49:50 PM lily-sally
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--> "Nameless Man: ''"This is the unknown [Fifth story] {Roman} of a nameless, dying man''

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--> "Nameless Man: '''Nameless Man:''' ''"This is the unknown [Fifth story] {Roman} of a nameless, dying man''



--> Kathleen: ''"We have decided not to hold contempt against anyone''

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--> Kathleen: '''Kathleen:''' ''"We have decided not to hold contempt against anyone''
6th Aug '16 8:48:56 PM lily-sally
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* WickedStepmother: Schneewittchen's and the well girl's step mother fell into this category. The Landlady could fall into this category too, [[{{Transsexual}} or maybe not]]

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* WickedStepmother: Schneewittchen's and the well girl's step mother fell into this category. The Landlady could fall into this category too, [[{{Transsexual}} or too. [[AmbiguousGender Or maybe not]]not]].



* [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove Anguished Marriage Proposal]]: Sean's marriage proposal to Kathleen is, uh, [[ComicalOverreacting hysterical]].

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* [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove Anguished Marriage Proposal]]: AdaptationDyeJob: Diana has a beautiful, ethereal platinum hair in the regular edition cover art. In the concert, her actress wears a regular blonde wig.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove:
Sean's marriage proposal to Kathleen is, uh, [[ComicalOverreacting hysterical]].



* EveryoneIsRelated: The protagonists of the first track, the nameless man, and the third track, Kathleen Livermore, are siblings, and later it is revealed that she also shares a surname with her husband, his son’s friend and his mother. [[spoiler:It’s also implied that the latter two are, respectively, her nephew and sister-in-law.]]

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* EveryoneIsRelated: The protagonists protagonist of the first track, the nameless man, and the third track, Kathleen Livermore, are siblings, and later it is revealed that she also shares a surname with her husband, his son’s friend and his mother. [[spoiler:It’s also implied that the latter two are, respectively, her nephew and sister-in-law.]]



* HappilyMarried: Kathleen and Sean. The nameless man and Diana seems to have a pretty healthy relationship too despite the man's poverty, but their relationship status is not explicitly stated.

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* HappilyMarried: Kathleen and Sean. The nameless man and Diana seems seem to have a pretty healthy relationship too despite the man's poverty, but their relationship status is not explicitly stated.



* IrishPotatoFamine: What kicks off the whole plot.

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* IrishPotatoFamine: What kicks off the whole plot. That, and the elder Livermore deciding to move from Britain to Ireland [[WhatAnIdiot because he thought being a potato farmer is easy work.]]



* [[AdaptationDyeJob Live Concert Dye Job]]: Diana has a beautiful, ethereal platinum hair in the regular edition cover art. In the concert, her actress wears a regular blonde wig.



* NoNameGiven: Played with—the main character in “Hoshi no Kirei na Yoru” DOES have a name, but it’s left ambiguous on which is the correct one. He doesn’t even want to bother with it.
--> "Nameless Man: This is the unknown [Fifth story] {Roman} of a nameless, dying man/Was his name Seamus? Was his name William?/It’s already a thing of the past."
* ThePollyanna: Kathleen. [[spoiler: Even though she had to go through the Great Famine, had a difficult childbirth, was separated from her older brother, and lost said child she had tried so hard to bear to heart attack,]] she remained upbeat as ever and never put a grudge against anyone.
--> Kathleen: We have decided not to hold contempt against anyone/Not even to [Fate] {God}, to [(Lenny's) first friend] {Johnny}, nor ourselves

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* NoNameGiven: Played with—the main character in “Hoshi no Kirei na Yoru” DOES have a name, but it’s left ambiguous on upon which is the correct one. He doesn’t even want to bother with it.
--> "Nameless Man: This ''"This is the unknown [Fifth story] {Roman} of a nameless, dying man/Was man''
-->''Was
his name Seamus? Was his name William?/It’s William?''
-->''It’s
already a thing of the past."
"''
* ThePollyanna: Kathleen. [[spoiler: Even though she had to go through the Great Famine, had a difficult childbirth, was separated from her older brother, and [[spoiler: lost said child she had tried so hard to bear to heart attack,]] she remained upbeat as ever and never put a grudge against anyone.
--> Kathleen: We ''"We have decided not to hold contempt against anyone/Not anyone''
--> ''Not
even to [Fate] {God}, to [(Lenny's) first friend] {Johnny}, nor ourselvesourselves"''



* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Silver Hair]]: Noël. Meanwhile, marie*marie has dark purple.

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* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Silver Hair]]: Noël. YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Noël's hair is silver. Meanwhile, marie*marie has a dark purple.purple one.



* AlternateContinuity: The album's whole plot. R.E.V.O., a futuristic-looking [[spoiler:sentient sunglasses and]] [[{{Nekomimi}} cat-eared man]], travels to past horizons with his four lady cat friends with the intention of recreating a "happy" outcome for stories we all know [[DownerEnding ended very, very badly]] by overturning their major plot points. Some of his efforts [[EarnYourHappyEnding turn out well]], while others turn out [[EsotericHappyEnding arguably]] [[FromBadToWorse much worse:]]

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* AlternateContinuity: The This is the album's whole plot.plot itself. R.E.V.O., a futuristic-looking [[spoiler:sentient sunglasses and]] [[{{Nekomimi}} cat-eared man]], travels to past horizons with his four lady cat friends with the intention of recreating a "happy" outcome for stories we all know [[DownerEnding ended very, very badly]] by overturning their major plot points. Some of his efforts [[EarnYourHappyEnding turn out well]], while others turn out [[EsotericHappyEnding arguably]] [[FromBadToWorse much worse:]]
24th Jul '16 9:15:14 PM lily-sally
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* EternalRecurrence: One of the band's most prominent themes is how people are damned to [[HistoryRepeats forever repeat history]]. Most of their bonus tracks will end with a snippet of their respective album's first track, all but stating that the characters are trapped in an inescapable loop. [[spoiler: This trope is famously [[DefiedTrope defied]] by ''Nein'', since one of its two protagonists altered the course of history to a degree unexpected by many, and the other was motivated to break free of the loop by [[AuthorAvatar an alternate universe incarnation of Revo]].]]



* EternalRecurrence: One of the band's most prominent themes is how people are damned to [[HistoryRepeats forever repeat history]]. Most of their bonus tracks will end with a snippet of their respective album's first track, all but stating that the characters are trapped in an inescapable loop. [[spoiler: This trope is famously [[DefiedTrope defied]] by ''Nein'', since one of its two protagonists altered the course of history to a degree unexpected by many, and the other was motivated to break free of the loop by [[AuthorAvatar an alternate universe incarnation of Revo]].]]
24th Jul '16 9:12:34 PM lily-sally
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* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: It was Sublime, the band's erstwhile French narrator, who provided those seductive whispers in ''Roman'''s "Miezaru Ude" and "Tasogare no Kenja".
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