History Webcomic / DivineBells

26th Oct '17 9:12:48 PM acrobox
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* BadassPrincess: No-Woo is both perceptive and adept at fighting. She is capable of getting a good understanding of the situation with minimal facts, a skill she puts to use both in her insults and course of action (when she isn't being rash). Whenever she is attacked by a bunch of [[{{Mooks}} mooks]], she is certainly capable of holding her ground. Even more impressive is her prowess on the battlefield when commanding soldiers.



* WarriorPrince: Aside from Hong-Ryung, there's Mu-Hyang and No-Woo, all three of whom have significant battle prowess. No-Woo seems to have the most battle prowess of the three [[spoiler:prior to Hong-Ryung regaining his divine powers]], that said, Hong-Ryung's best weapon is long-range and Mu-Hyang is never dragged into a serious battle ([[spoiler:thanks to a role as palace-guardian and getting severely injured before the story's conflict really gets moving]]).

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* WarriorPrince: Aside from Hong-Ryung, there's Mu-Hyang and No-Woo, all three of whom have significant battle prowess. No-Woo seems to have the most battle prowess of the three [[spoiler:prior to Hong-Ryung regaining his divine powers]], powers]]. No-Woo is both perceptive and adept at fighting. She is capable of getting a good understanding of the situation with minimal facts, a skill she puts to use both in her insults and course of action (when she isn't being rash). Whenever she is attacked by a bunch of [[{{Mooks}} mooks]], she is certainly capable of holding her ground. Even more impressive is her prowess on the battlefield when commanding soldiers. All that said, Hong-Ryung's best weapon is long-range and Mu-Hyang is never dragged into a serious battle ([[spoiler:thanks to a role as palace-guardian and getting severely injured before the story's conflict really gets moving]]).moving]]).
13th Oct '17 8:34:42 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* DiedInYourArmsTonight: This is invoked no fewer than three times. This is played straight when [[spoiler:Hoa-Back dies in No-Woo's arms after his HeroicSacrifice]] and when, after Baek-Yeom runs her through, [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon dies in Hong-Ryung's arms.]] This same trope is partially inverted when [[spoiler:Yun dies protecting Guk-Yool; he protects Guk-Yool in his arms whilst expending his powers to a fatal degree]].

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* DiedInYourArmsTonight: This is invoked no fewer than three times. This is played straight when [[spoiler:Hoa-Back dies in No-Woo's arms after his HeroicSacrifice]] and when, after Baek-Yeom runs her through, [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon dies in Hong-Ryung's arms.]] This same trope is partially inverted when [[spoiler:Yun [[HeroicSacrifice dies protecting protecting]] Guk-Yool; he protects Guk-Yool in his arms whilst expending his powers to a fatal degree]].



** Inverted by [[spoiler:Baek-Yeom]], who has not only given up but decided to [[SelfFulfillingProphecy actively become the monster people assumed he was]]. He also shows elements of FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence with regard to [[spoiler:other people and the world]].

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** Inverted by [[spoiler:Baek-Yeom]], who has not only given gave up but decided to [[SelfFulfillingProphecy actively become the monster people assumed he was]]. He also shows elements of FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence with regard to [[spoiler:other people and the world]].
13th Oct '17 8:32:00 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* HappilyAdopted: This is the case with [[spoiler:Mu-Hyang (by Do-Ahn), and is implied to be case with Ga-Bi (by Baek-Yeom's father). Ha-Hyeon has this as well, the second time she is adopted, this time by Ga-Bi]]. In the final chapter, Yu-Ha is adopted by Hae-Woon and seems to be cheerful.

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* HappilyAdopted: This is the case with [[spoiler:Mu-Hyang (by Do-Ahn), Do-Ahn, and possibly Ga-Bi to some extent), and is implied to be case with Ga-Bi (by Baek-Yeom's father). Ha-Hyeon has this as well, the second time she is adopted, this time by Ga-Bi]]. In the final chapter, Yu-Ha is adopted by Hae-Woon and seems to be cheerful.
13th Oct '17 2:08:12 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* BastardAngst: Averted with [[spoiler:Mu-Hyang, who is deeply grateful to Do-Ahn and Hong-Ryung, instead. You could consider his [[InsecureLoveInterest rejecting No-Woo's childhood proposal]] to be an example of this, however, it doesn't last for some unexplained reason, possibly just growing up]].
* BelligerentSexualTension: No-Woo and Mu-Hyang's relationship is saturated with this, even when [[spoiler:they, more or less, propose to each other]].

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* BastardAngst: Averted with [[spoiler:Mu-Hyang, who is deeply grateful to Do-Ahn and Hong-Ryung, instead. You could consider his [[InsecureLoveInterest rejecting No-Woo's childhood proposal]] to be an example of this, however, it doesn't didn't last for some unexplained reason, possibly just growing up]].
* BelligerentSexualTension: No-Woo and Mu-Hyang's relationship is saturated with this, even when [[spoiler:they, more or less, propose ''propose to each other]].other'']].



* BerserkButton: It is a really bad idea to harm one of Hong-Ryung's subordinates or [[spoiler:his siblings]]. Gang-Hui also reacts like this to evidence of Baek-Yeom. [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon will show this in response someone to ''choosing'' death.]]
* BewareTheQuietOnes: Hong-Ryung surprises quite a few people with his behaviour once angry -- namely, when his BerserkButton has been pressed or when giving a someone a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech tongue-lashing]] -- although this is partially intentional on his part. Ha-Hyeon also qualifies.

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* BerserkButton: It is a really bad idea to harm one of Hong-Ryung's subordinates or [[spoiler:his siblings]]. Gang-Hui also reacts like this to evidence of Baek-Yeom. [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon will show this in response someone to ''choosing'' death.]]
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* BewareTheQuietOnes: Hong-Ryung surprises quite a few people with his behaviour once angry -- namely, when his BerserkButton has been pressed or when giving a someone a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech tongue-lashing]] -- although this is partially intentional on his part. [[spoiler:Apparently, he resembles his father in this regard]]. Ha-Hyeon also qualifies.



* BigBrotherInstinct: Hyung-Joo shows this whenever someone tries to harm Dong-Hyung. [[spoiler:Mu-Hyang shows this for Hong-Ryung, which Hong-Ryung reciprocates (to despite being younger). Also, when Baek-Yeom tries to attack Yu-Ha, Hong-Ryung [[BerserkButton returns the favour]].]]

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Hyung-Joo shows this whenever someone tries to harm Dong-Hyung. [[spoiler:Mu-Hyang shows this for Hong-Ryung, which Hong-Ryung reciprocates (to despite being younger). Also, when Baek-Yeom tries to attack Yu-Ha, Hong-Ryung [[BerserkButton returns the favour]].]]favour]], and then some]].



* CastingAShadow: Ji-Eun and Baek-Yeom.
** Baek-Yeom provides a good example of DarkIsEvil, whilst Ji-Eun is an example of DarkIsNotEvil.
* ChekhovsGun/ ChekhovsGunman: ''Divine Bells'' is riddled with this: for starters, such characters as [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon, Yu-Ha]], and Ga-Bi are all introduced this way. Numerous other elements are likewise introduced by subtly including them earlier, in order to later pull them out as plot twists and the like, this being the primary means of {{Foreshadowing}}.

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* CastingAShadow: Ji-Eun and Baek-Yeom.
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Baek-Yeom. Baek-Yeom provides a good example of DarkIsEvil, whilst Ji-Eun is an example of DarkIsNotEvil.
* ChekhovsGun/ ChekhovsGun / ChekhovsGunman: ''Divine Bells'' is riddled with this: for starters, such characters as [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon, Yu-Ha]], and Ga-Bi are all introduced this way. Numerous other elements are likewise introduced by subtly including them earlier, in order to later pull them out as plot twists and the like, this being the primary means of {{Foreshadowing}}.



* ChildhoodFriendRomance: No-Woo's feelings for Mu-Hyang began when they were very, very young. [[spoiler:It's mutual and, as it turns out, has been so since childhood, but Mu-Hyang felt that she [[InsecureLoveInterest deserved someone better]] (he was about seven and had just discovered his illegitimacy, so it's justified)]].

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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: No-Woo's feelings for Mu-Hyang began when they were very, very young. [[spoiler:It's mutual and, as it turns out, has been so since childhood, but Mu-Hyang felt that she [[InsecureLoveInterest deserved someone better]] (he was about seven and had just discovered his illegitimacy, so it's justified)]].[[JustifiedTrope justified]])]].



** [[spoiler:Ga-Bi has a particularly awful instance of this after she recovers her memory. Not wanting to worry the man she is HappilyMarried to, she fakes her own death (as if ''that'' wouldn't give him at least as much trouble).]]
* CulturedWarrior: Hong-Ryung has this as an InformedAttribute, and it becomes something of a running gag that, to despite his education as a king, he can't draw to save his life.

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** [[spoiler:Ga-Bi [[spoiler:Ga-Bi]] has a particularly awful instance of this after she recovers her memory. Not wanting to worry the man she is HappilyMarried to, she fakes her own death (as if ''that'' wouldn't give him at least as much trouble).]]
Then there's what happens when she gets lost...
* CulturedWarrior: Hong-Ryung has this as an InformedAttribute, and it becomes something of a running gag that, to despite his education as a king, he can't draw to save his life.life (it's even used in the plot [[spoiler:to prove his identity]]).



** [[spoiler:Yu-Ha]] as well, although the person in question never met one of them.



* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Dong-Hyung. He tends to affect an AdorablyPrecociousChild, which later results in a fair few CreepyChild moments]].

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* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Dong-Hyung. He [[spoiler:Dong-Hyung tends to affect an AdorablyPrecociousChild, which later results in a fair few CreepyChild moments]].



* GuileHero: Hong-Ryung has elements of this; aside from making him a HiddenBadass, he uses his wits to deceive a [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] BigBad and to make all of Chui-Bi's [[AssassinationAttempt attempts to off him]] useless, he also creates the Covert Corps.

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* GuileHero: Hong-Ryung has elements of this; aside from making him a HiddenBadass, he uses his wits to deceive a [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] chess master]] BigBad and to make all of Chui-Bi's [[AssassinationAttempt attempts to off him]] useless, he also creates the Covert Corps.Corps.
** [[spoiler: Mu-Hyang]] is also this, and, in order to achieve his goal, managed to fool ''everyone'' including people who've known him his entire life, not to mention the aforementioned [[TheChessmaster chess master]], entirely on his own.
13th Oct '17 1:52:06 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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''Divine Bells''[[note]]Also known as ''Godly Bells'' and ''Sinryeong''. [[/note]] is a [[{{KoreanWebtoons}} Korean webcomic]] by Lee Hye. It is a {{Fantasy}} {{Drama}} with a major [[{{TheQuest}} Quest]] set in a [[{{MagicAndPowers}} magical land]] divided into six countries. The titular [[{{AnimateInanimateObject}} bells]] choose their own masters and they determine the status, prestige, and influence of the countries their masters rule, [[spoiler:however, they were sealed away for a long time, so the matter is rather more complicated]]. The presence or lack of these Bells also has great influence on the political status of each country. In particular, the political future of Myung-Joo's King, Hong-Ryung seems to be doomed without a Bell, but at equally great peril should he obtain one.

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''Divine Bells''[[note]]Also Bells'', also known as ''Godly Bells'' and ''Sinryeong''. [[/note]] ''Sinryeong'' (Korean ''신령''), is a [[{{KoreanWebtoons}} Korean webcomic]] by Lee Hye. It is a {{Fantasy}} {{Drama}} with a major [[{{TheQuest}} Quest]] set in a [[{{MagicAndPowers}} magical land]] divided into six countries. The titular [[{{AnimateInanimateObject}} bells]] choose their own masters and they determine the status, prestige, and influence of the countries their masters rule, [[spoiler:however, they were sealed away for a long time, so however, the matter is rather more complicated]].complicated. The presence or lack of these Bells also has great influence on the political status of each country. In particular, the political future of Myung-Joo's King, Hong-Ryung seems to be doomed without a Bell, but at equally great peril should he obtain one.
13th Oct '17 1:48:59 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* BastardAngst: Averted with [[spoiler:Mu-Hyang, who is deeply grateful to Do-Ahn and Hong-Ryung, instead. You could consider his [[InsecureLoveInterest rejecting No-Woo's childhood proposal]] to be an example of this, however, it doesn't last for what ever the reason]].

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* BastardAngst: Averted with [[spoiler:Mu-Hyang, who is deeply grateful to Do-Ahn and Hong-Ryung, instead. You could consider his [[InsecureLoveInterest rejecting No-Woo's childhood proposal]] to be an example of this, however, it doesn't last for what ever the reason]].some unexplained reason, possibly just growing up]].



* BigBad: [[spoiler:Changes with several plot-twists. At first, it appears to be the current emperor of Dae-Hyun, Hyun-Joo. Afterwhich, it is revealed that Hyun-Joo is simply being manipulated by a person from one hundred-fifty years ago: Baek-Yeom, now reincarnated as his brother, the question being which one.]]

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* BigBad: [[spoiler:Changes with several plot-twists. At first, it appears to be the current emperor of Dae-Hyun, Hyun-Joo. Afterwhich, it is revealed that Hyun-Joo is simply being manipulated by a person from one hundred-fifty years ago: Baek-Yeom, now reincarnated as his brother, the question being which one.]]one]].



** A more subtle example is from chapter four, when [[spoiler:Mu-Hyang toys with his right earring]], the significance of which only is indicated in chapters seventy-one, seventy-eight, and seventy-nine, and not actually explained until chapter eighty-three.

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** A more subtle example is from chapter four, when [[spoiler:Mu-Hyang toys with his right earring]], the significance of which only is isn't so much as indicated in until chapters seventy-one, seventy-eight, and seventy-nine, and not actually explained until chapter eighty-three.
13th Oct '17 1:45:30 PM HwaetGrimmalkin
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** A more subtle example is from chapter four, when [[spoiler:Mu-Hyang toys with his right earring]], the significance of which only is indicated in chapters seventy-one, seventy-eight, and seventy-nine, and not actually explained until chapter eighty-three.
6th Oct '17 4:20:00 AM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Subverted by Mu-Hyang: he's actually a FakeDefector]].



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Subverted by Mu-Hyang: he's actually a FakeDefector.]]
6th Oct '17 4:16:32 AM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* GuileHero: Hong-Ryung has elements of this; aside from making him a HiddenBadass, he uses his wits to deceive a [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] BigBad and to make all of Chui-Bi's [[AssassinationAttempt attempts to off him useless]], he also creates the Covert Corps.

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* GuileHero: Hong-Ryung has elements of this; aside from making him a HiddenBadass, he uses his wits to deceive a [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] BigBad and to make all of Chui-Bi's [[AssassinationAttempt attempts to off him useless]], him]] useless, he also creates the Covert Corps.
6th Oct '17 4:10:12 AM HwaetGrimmalkin
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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Most of the royals are ''very'' active in working to gain and maintain power. Some are just not as active as others. In particular, Hong-Ryung, No-Woo, Mu-Hyang, and Hyun-Joo.

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Most of the royals are ''very'' active in working to gain and maintain power. Some are just not as active as others. In particular, Hong-Ryung, No-Woo, Mu-Hyang, and Hyun-Joo.Hyun-Joo are all ''very'' active.



* SweetOnPollyOliver: To despite having a relationship with Guk-Yool entirely composed of BelligerentSexualTension, Yun seems to have no idea Guk-Yool is female by chapter ninety-seven. Moreover, it takes Ju-Hie's asking Yun whether he thinks Guk-Yool is a guy for Yun to even question Guk-Yool's sex, which results in a cross between an EyeTake and a DoubleTake on his part. However, thanks to an ambush, it is never confirmed whether Yun actually knows Guk-Yool is female. It is somewhat implied by a change in how he refers to her and how he treats her ([[spoiler:not to mention his DyingDeclarationOfLove]]) that he does.
* UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler:Mu-Hyang for Hong-Ryung, and it's completely justified (not that it needed to be) considering the risks Hong-Ryung takes in keeping Mu-Hyang at the palace by keeping the latter's illegitimacy quiet.]] Also, [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon has this for Ga-Bi]].

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* SweetOnPollyOliver: To despite having a relationship with Guk-Yool entirely composed of BelligerentSexualTension, Yun seems to have no idea Guk-Yool is female by chapter ninety-seven. Moreover, it takes Ju-Hie's asking Yun whether he thinks Guk-Yool is a guy for Yun to even question Guk-Yool's sex, which results in a cross between an EyeTake and a DoubleTake on his part. However, thanks to an ambush, it is never confirmed whether Yun actually knows Guk-Yool is female. It is somewhat implied by a change in how he refers to her and how he treats her ([[spoiler:not her, [[spoiler:not to mention his DyingDeclarationOfLove]]) DyingDeclarationOfLove]], that he does.
* UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler:Mu-Hyang for Hong-Ryung, and it's completely justified (not that it needed to be) considering the risks Hong-Ryung takes in keeping Mu-Hyang at the palace by keeping the latter's illegitimacy quiet.]] and lack of royal blood quiet]]. Also, [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon has this for Ga-Bi]].
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