History Webcomic / DivineBells

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** For example: [[spoiler:The significance of the stone which breaks in chapter two is found out during chapter one hundred fourteen, when Yu-Ha speaks of Ha-Hyeon. This turns out to be tied to her BerserkButton.]]

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** For example: [[spoiler:The significance of the stone which breaks in chapter two is found out during chapter one hundred fourteen, when Yu-Ha speaks of Ha-Hyeon. This turns out to be tied to her BerserkButton.Ha-Hyeon.]]
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* FakingTheDead: Happens numerous times throughout the story. First, [[spoiler:Hong-Ryung and Gang-Hui fake their own deaths to allow themselves to escape being killed by Hyun-Joo and operate in secret]]. Later, [[spoiler:Gang-Hui and Mu-Hyang]] uses this to fool the BigBad into exhausting his energy and have him let down his guard. Also, [[spoiler:Ga-Bi]] did this because she was afraid that [[spoiler:her being [[Really700YearsOld nearly immortal]] would cause Do-Ahn and Hong-Ryung problems]].

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* FakingTheDead: Happens numerous times throughout the story. First, [[spoiler:Hong-Ryung and Gang-Hui fake their own deaths to allow themselves to escape being killed by Hyun-Joo and operate in secret]]. Later, [[spoiler:Gang-Hui and Mu-Hyang]] uses use this to fool the BigBad into exhausting his energy and have him let down his guard. Also, [[spoiler:Ga-Bi]] did this because she was afraid that [[spoiler:her being [[Really700YearsOld nearly immortal]] would cause Do-Ahn and Hong-Ryung problems]].



* 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]].

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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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* BadassPrincess: No-Woo is both perceptive and adept at fighting. She is capable to 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.

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* BadassPrincess: No-Woo is both perceptive and adept at fighting. She is capable to 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.
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* DiedInYourArmsTonight: This is invoked no less than three times. This is played strait when [[spoiler:Hoa-Back dies in No-Woo's arms after his HeroicSacrifice]] and, 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 less than three times. This is played strait when [[spoiler:Hoa-Back dies in No-Woo's arms after his HeroicSacrifice]] and, 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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* Really700YearsOld/ OlderThanTheyLook: Humans with great amounts of Divine Power stop ageing as long as their power holds out. In chapter 26, Gang-Hui mentions that [[spoiler:Ga-Bi is practically immortal.]]

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* Really700YearsOld/ OlderThanTheyLook: Humans with great amounts of Divine Power stop ageing as long as their power holds out. In chapter 26, twenty-six, Gang-Hui mentions that [[spoiler:Ga-Bi is practically immortal.]]
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* RedEyesTakeWarning: Both played strait and subverted because ''all'' of Dae-Hyun's imperial family have red eyes. [[spoiler:The BigBad, both before and after he reincarnates provides this, and this trope may also be considered to be played strait when Baek-Yeom is in a fake body (invariably, in the form of one of his brothers). Hyun-Joo also is an example, prior to realizing that he is being manipulated and faces up to that.]] On the other hand, both Baek-Yeom's father and [[spoiler:Jin-Won]] were apparently good men, which ends up subverting the trope.

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: Both played strait and subverted because ''all'' of Dae-Hyun's imperial family have red eyes. [[spoiler:The BigBad, both before and after he reincarnates provides has this, and this trope may also be considered to be played strait when Baek-Yeom is in a fake body (invariably, in the form of one of his brothers). Hyun-Joo also is an example, prior to realizing that he is being manipulated and faces up to that.]] On the other hand, both Baek-Yeom's father and [[spoiler:Jin-Won]] were apparently good men, and Gang-Hui's eyes are likewise red, which ends up subverting the trope.



* SelfFulfillingProphecy: Men with Divine Powers are treated as bad omens that will bring certain ruin to the world, purportedly because they have a lust for power which drives them insane and to kill anyone who is an obstacle to achieving said power. [[spoiler:Baek-Yeom states that merely due to having Divine Power he was constantly shunned, suspected of all sorts of evil, and considered destined to become a murdering maniac, he might as well ''become'' a murdering maniac and seek power through force.]] Lampshaded when Hong-Ryung points out to him that his actions only strengthened that superstition.
* SketchySuccessor: Baek-Yeom to his unnamed father. The change is moving from an Emperor who truly loves his country to an emperor who [[spoiler:hates the world for making him such as he is and sees no problem with slaughtering his own subjects to meet his ends]].

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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: Men with Divine Powers are treated as bad omens that will bring certain ruin to the world, purportedly because they have a lust for power which drives them insane and to kill anyone who is an obstacle to achieving said power. [[spoiler:Baek-Yeom states that merely due to having Divine Power he was constantly shunned, suspected of all sorts of evil, and considered destined to become a murdering maniac, maniac; so he decided he might as well ''become'' a murdering maniac live up to their expectations and seek power through force.take them UpToEleven.]] Lampshaded when Hong-Ryung points out to him that his actions only strengthened that superstition.
* SketchySuccessor: Although there is no question of his birth, Baek-Yeom is this to his unnamed father. The change is moving from father, because after an Emperor who truly loves his country to he is an emperor who [[spoiler:hates the world for making him such as he is and sees no problem with slaughtering his own subjects to meet his ends]].



* SweetOnPollyOliver: To despite having a relationship with Guk-Yool entirely composed of BelligerentSexualTension, it takes Yun 97 chapters and Ju-Hie's asking him whether he thinks Guk-Yool is a guy for him to even suspect that she is female. This results in a cross between an EyeTake and a DoubleTake, 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.

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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 Yun 97 chapters and Ju-Hie's asking him Yun whether he thinks Guk-Yool is a guy for him Yun to even suspect that she is female. This question Guk-Yool's sex, which results in a cross between an EyeTake and a DoubleTake, however, 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.



* TheMole/ ReverseMole: [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon in a really complicated and convoluted way. She ultimately turns out to be a mole acting as [[TheMole a mole]] for Baek-Yeom. In other words, she was "good" and decided to infiltrate the BigBad's circle, and during that infiltration was asked to infiltrate a different group of heroes whom she ultimately betrays for the sake of continuing her initial infiltration to kill the BigBad]].
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Hong-Ryung gives quite a few of these, the first of which is in chapter 17 to Dong-Hyung. He also gives a long rather scathing one in chapter 100 to Hyun-Joo, that one is ultimately [[InspirationalInsult productive]]. In chapter 127, Hong-Ryung gives one to Baek-Yeom; unfortunately, Baek-Yeom's response to being called insane is "Of Course."

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* TheMole/ ReverseMole: [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon in a really complicated and convoluted way. She ultimately turns out to be a mole acting as [[TheMole a mole]] for Baek-Yeom. In other words, she was "good" and decided to infiltrate the BigBad's Baek-Yeaom's circle, and during that infiltration was asked to infiltrate a different group of heroes Hong-Ryung's fellowship, whom she ultimately betrays for the sake of continuing her initial infiltration to kill the BigBad]].
and achieve her goal]].
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Hong-Ryung gives quite a few of these, the these when ever he is angry. The first of which these is in chapter 17 seventeen to Dong-Hyung. Dong-Hyung, in reaction to Dong-Hyung's naïvety. He also gives a long rather scathing one in chapter 100 one hundred to Hyun-Joo, Hyun-Joo for the latter's refusal to acknowledge what's in front of him, stubborn pride, and confused priorities; that one is ultimately [[InspirationalInsult productive]]. In chapter 127, one hundred twenty-seven, Hong-Ryung gives one to Baek-Yeom; Baek-Yeom, addressing where he went wrong; unfortunately, Baek-Yeom's response to being called insane is "Of Course."



* 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 his illegitimacy quiet.]] Also, [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon has this for Ga-Bi.]]

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* 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 his the latter's illegitimacy quiet.]] Also, [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon has this for Ga-Bi.]]



* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Invoked several times on both sides. [[spoiler:Ga-Bi feels that she should have killed Baek-Yeom instead of sealing his powers and memories, so that Baek-Yeom would never have reincarnated himself. Hong-Ryung asks himself this very question, realizing that either way he has to kill Baek-Yeom and that he missed several opportunities to do so. Baek-Yeom, regrets no killing Hong-Ryung after draining him of his powers, since Hong-Ryung still gets in his way without Divine Powers; in his previous life, the same also wondered why he hadn't killed people to display his power and get his courtiers to shut up and obey him following his father's death]]. There is also an inversion, since [[spoiler:Hyun-Joo's murder of the deposed Jin-Won on route to his place of exile]] was both unnecessary and ultimately gave the BigBad the space and resources he needed to move freely ahead with his plans.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Hong-Ryung gets this from Yu-Ha and Gang-Hui in chapter 120.

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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Invoked several times on both sides. [[spoiler:Ga-Bi feels that she should have killed Baek-Yeom instead of sealing his powers and memories, so that Baek-Yeom would never have reincarnated himself. Hong-Ryung asks himself this very question, realizing that either way he has to kill Baek-Yeom and that he missed several opportunities to do so. Baek-Yeom, regrets no not killing Hong-Ryung after draining him of his powers, since Hong-Ryung still ''still'' gets in his way without Divine Powers; them; in his previous life, the same also wondered why he hadn't killed people to display his power and get his courtiers to shut up and obey him following his father's death]]. There is also an inversion, since [[spoiler:Hyun-Joo's murder of the deposed Jin-Won on route to his place of exile]] was both unnecessary and ultimately gave the BigBad the space and resources he needed to move freely ahead with his plans.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Hong-Ryung gets this from Yu-Ha and Gang-Hui in chapter 120.one hundred twenty.
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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)]].
** If Divine Bells can be considered to have childhoods, then the eternally young Hoa-Back and Sun-Hoa also have this relationship.

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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 illegitimacy, so it's justified)]].
** If Divine Bells can be considered to have childhoods, then the eternally young [[Really700YearsOld eternally]] [[NeverGrewUp young]] Hoa-Back and Sun-Hoa also have this relationship.



* {{Determinator}}: Baek-Yeom is this, starting with the fact that he [[spoiler:reincarnated himself after his plans were thwarted the first time (ironic, since his goal is to die, taking the whole world with him), and again when he is fighting Hong-Ryung, after losing an arm, he declares that he will continue fighting, even should he lose all of his limbs]].

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* {{Determinator}}: Baek-Yeom is this, starting with the fact that he [[spoiler:reincarnated himself after his plans were thwarted the first time (ironic, since his goal is to die, taking the whole world with him), die), and again when he is fighting Hong-Ryung, after losing an arm, he declares that he will continue fighting, even should he lose all of his limbs]].



* DiedInYourArmsTonight: This is invoked no less than three times. This is played strait when [[spoiler:Hoa-Back dies in No-Woo's arms after his HeroicSacrifice]] and when [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon dies in Hong-Ryung's arms, stabbed by Baek-Yeom.]] 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 less than three times. This is played strait when [[spoiler:Hoa-Back dies in No-Woo's arms after his HeroicSacrifice]] and when and, after Baek-Yeom runs her through, [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon dies in Hong-Ryung's arms, stabbed by Baek-Yeom.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]].



* DisguisedInDrag: Hong-Ryung is forced to dress as a maid at one point to avoid detection while sneaking around.

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* DisguisedInDrag: Hong-Ryung is forced to dress as a maid at one point to avoid detection while sneaking around.under cover in chapter sixty-six.



* FakingTheDead: Happens numerous times throughout the story. First, [[Hong-Ryung and Gang-Hui fake their own deaths to allow themselves to escape being killed by Hyun-Joo and operate in secret]]. Later, [[spoiler:Gang-Hui and Mu-Hyang]] uses this to fool the BigBad into exhausting his energy and have him let down his guard. Also, [[spoiler:Ga-Bi]] did this because she was afraid that [[spoiler:her being [[Really700YearsOld nearly immortal]] would cause Do-Ahn and Hong-Ryung problems]].

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* FakingTheDead: Happens numerous times throughout the story. First, [[Hong-Ryung [[spoiler:Hong-Ryung and Gang-Hui fake their own deaths to allow themselves to escape being killed by Hyun-Joo and operate in secret]]. Later, [[spoiler:Gang-Hui and Mu-Hyang]] uses this to fool the BigBad into exhausting his energy and have him let down his guard. Also, [[spoiler:Ga-Bi]] did this because she was afraid that [[spoiler:her being [[Really700YearsOld nearly immortal]] would cause Do-Ahn and Hong-Ryung problems]].



* {{Flashback}}: ''Divine Bells'' has many, many, many flashbacks. Sometimes it's a FlashbackCut, other times the FlashbackCut is a FlashbackWithinAFlashback. Most of the flashbacks are extensive cases of HowWeGotHere, telling the past of the characters (e.g. spoiler:Do-Ahn's past with Ga-Bi]], the incident a year before the story starts, Baek-Yeom's first life, [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon's past, and the rest of the major events in Ga-Bi's life]]. All [[{{Flashback}} flashbacks]] are in [[MonochromePast various states of desaturation]], with any [[FlashbackWithinAFlashback flashbacks during a flashback]] completely desaturated.

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* {{Flashback}}: ''Divine Bells'' has many, many, many flashbacks. Sometimes it's a FlashbackCut, other times the FlashbackCut is a FlashbackWithinAFlashback. Most of the flashbacks are extensive cases of HowWeGotHere, telling the past of the characters (e.g. spoiler:Do-Ahn's [[spoiler:Do-Ahn's past with Ga-Bi]], the incident a year before the story starts, Baek-Yeom's first life, [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon's past, and the rest of the major events in Ga-Bi's life]]. All [[{{Flashback}} flashbacks]] are in [[MonochromePast various states of desaturation]], with any [[FlashbackWithinAFlashback flashbacks during a flashback]] completely desaturated.



* 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]], and to create the Covert Corps.
* HappilyAdopted: This is the case with [[spoiler:Mu-Hyang (by Do-Ahn), and implied to be case with Ga-Bi (by Baek-Yeom's father). Ha-Hyeon has this as well, no the first time, but the second time she is adopted (by Ga-Bi)]].

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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]], and to create he also creates the Covert Corps.
* 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, no the first time, but the second time she is adopted (by Ga-Bi)]].adopted, this time by Ga-Bi]].



* HeroicBSOD: Hong-Ryung gets this whenever he finds out that his life has resulted the death of others.' Yun also experiences this when [[spoiler:Guk-Yool gets struck by an arrow]] right in front of him.

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* HeroicBSOD: Hong-Ryung gets this whenever he finds out that his life survival has resulted the death of others.' Yun also experiences this when [[spoiler:Guk-Yool gets struck by an arrow]] right in front of him.



* HiddenBadass: Hong-Ryung is actually something of a GuileHero and ''intentionally'' has people see him as weak and apathetic, although he decidedly is not, mostly because this is advantageous in the palace and court. What he's hiding this way, apart from [[BewareTheQuietOnes his emotions]], are [[WarriorPrince strength]] and [[GuileHero his guile]].

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* HiddenBadass: Hong-Ryung is actually something of a GuileHero and ''intentionally'' has people see him as weak and apathetic, although he decidedly is not, mostly because this is advantageous in the palace and court. What he's hiding this way, apart from [[BewareTheQuietOnes his emotions]], are [[WarriorPrince strength]] and [[GuileHero his guile]].



* HowDareYouDieOnMe: No-Woo pulls this one a lot, generally as a means of encouraging Mu-Hyang, Hong-Ryung, and Hoa-Back to survive. Chapter 83 has a particularly good example. Ji-Eun pulls a toned down version of this at Wi-Jin for his [[spoiler:needing to be rescued from the brink of death]], considering her personality, it doesn't signify any fondness though.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Yun nearly does this, but is stopped by HeroicBOSD. [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon does this to complete her goal.]] This also how Hyun-Joo feels about his more morally grey actions.

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* HowDareYouDieOnMe: No-Woo pulls this one a lot, generally as a means of encouraging Mu-Hyang, Hong-Ryung, and Hoa-Back to survive. Chapter 83 survive; chapter eighty-three has a particularly good example. Ji-Eun pulls a toned down version of this at Wi-Jin for his [[spoiler:needing to be rescued from the brink of death]], considering her personality, it doesn't signify any fondness though.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Yun nearly does this, but is stopped by HeroicBOSD.a HeroicBSOD. [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon does this to complete her goal.]] This also how Hyun-Joo feels about his more morally grey actions.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold/ KnightInSourArmor: Ji-Eun; Wi-Jin at is left [[spoiler:captive]] in chapter 96 wondering whether her personality is good or bad because of this.
* LeaveNoWitnesses: [[spoiler:Dong-Hyung pulls this when Ga-Yu sees him return from battle using Divine Power]].

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold/ KnightInSourArmor: Ji-Eun; Wi-Jin at is left [[spoiler:captive]] in chapter 96 ninety-six wondering whether her personality is good or bad because of this.
* LeaveNoWitnesses: [[spoiler:Dong-Hyung pulls this when Ga-Yu sees him return from battle to his quarters using Divine Power]].



* LittleMissBadass: Ha-Hyeon.
* LoveConfession: [[spoiler: Yun gives a [[TearJerker tear jerking]] DyingDeclarationOfLoveone to Guk-Yool (remarking on the {{Irony}} of his planed actions) just before preforming a HeroicSacrifice.]]
** Not dissimilarly, when Mu-Hyang believes he is dying, [[spoiler:he thinks that No-Woo is only there in his head, so he ends up [[NotSoFinalConfession explaining himself]] and giving a slightly [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove anguished]] DyingDeclarationOfLove. This is at first somewhat played for laughs, once he realizes that No-Woo ''is'' real, but returns to being something of a TearJerker when he faints.]] Later, in chapter 109, [[spoiler:No-Woo nearly has him give one in direct language, and Mu-Hyang [[InterruptedDeclarationOfLove complies... only to be interrupted]].]]

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* LittleMissBadass: Ha-Hyeon.
Ha-Hyeon, as a character who combines AdorablyPrecociousChild, BadassAdorable, DeadpanSnarker, and SnarkKnight.
* LoveConfession: [[spoiler: Yun gives a [[TearJerker tear jerking]] DyingDeclarationOfLoveone DyingDeclarationOfLove to Guk-Yool (remarking on the {{Irony}} of his planed actions) just before preforming a HeroicSacrifice.]]
** Not dissimilarly, when Mu-Hyang believes he is dying, [[spoiler:he thinks that No-Woo is only there in his head, so he ends up [[NotSoFinalConfession explaining himself]] and giving a slightly [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove anguished]] DyingDeclarationOfLove. This is at first somewhat played for laughs, laughs once he realizes that No-Woo ''is'' real, but returns to being something of a TearJerker when he faints.faints from blood-loss.]] Later, in chapter 109, one hundred nine, [[spoiler:No-Woo nearly has him give one in direct language, and Mu-Hyang [[InterruptedDeclarationOfLove complies... only to be interrupted]].]]



** The ending implies that [[spoiler:No-Woo and Mu-Hyang]] will be this once they marry (it's a [[MaybeEverAfter probably ever after]]). Their proposal is [[WackyMarriageProposal likewise unusual]] and not simply because they propose ''to propose each other''.

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** The ending implies that [[spoiler:No-Woo and Mu-Hyang]] will be this once they marry (it's a [[MaybeEverAfter probably ever after]]). Their proposal is [[WackyMarriageProposal likewise unusual]] and not simply because they propose ''to propose each propose'' to ''each other''.



MayflyDecemberRomance: [[spoiler:Ga-Bi has this with Do-Ahn. This is also what the relationship between Yun and Guk-Yool is hinted to be]].

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* MayflyDecemberRomance: [[spoiler:Ga-Bi has this with Do-Ahn. This is also what the relationship between Yun and Guk-Yool is hinted to be]].



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Ga-Bi has this when she realizes she is pregnant and that faking her own death took this second child away from Do-Ahn]].

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Ga-Bi has this when she realizes she is pregnant and that [[FakingTheDead faking her own death death]] took this second child away from Do-Ahn]].
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* BadassPrincess: No-Woo is both perceptive and adept in fighting. She is capable to 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 very capable of holding her ground. Even more impressive is her prowess on the battlefield when commanding soldiers.

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* BadassPrincess: No-Woo is both perceptive and adept in at fighting. She is capable to 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 very certainly capable of holding her ground. Even more impressive is her prowess on the battlefield when commanding soldiers.



* 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 [[TheReasonWhyYouSuckSpeech tongue-lashing]], although it's partially intentional on his part. Ha-Hyeon also qualifies.

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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 [[TheReasonWhyYouSuckSpeech tongue-lashing]], [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech tongue-lashing]] -- although it's this is partially intentional on his part. 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 (even though he's 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 (even though he's (to despite being younger). Also, when Baek-Yeom tries to attack Yu-Ha, Hong-Ryung [[BerserkButton returns the favour]].]]



* 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, only to later pull them out as plot twists and the like, using this as the primary means of Foreshadowing.
** For example: [[spoiler:The significance of the stone which breaks in chapter two is found out during the last twenty-five (or so) chapters, when Yu-Ha speaks of Ha-Hyeon. This turns out to be tied to her BerserkButton.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: No-Woo's childhood crush on Mu-Hyang. [[spoiler:It's mutual and, as it turns out, has been so since childhood, but Mu-Hyang felt that she [[InsecureLoveInterest deserved someone better]] (justified: he had just discovered his illegitimacy)]].
** If Divine Bells can be considered to have childhoods, this trope applies to Hoa-Back and Sun-Hoa.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Dan and Ga-Bi both have moments of this, as do several [[{{Mooks}} mooks]].
** [[spoiler:Ga-Bi has a particularly awful instance of this after she recovers her memory. Not wanting to worry the man she is [[HappilyMarried happily married]] 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 he can't draw to save his life.

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* 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, only in order to later pull them out as plot twists and the like, using this as being the primary means of Foreshadowing.
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** For example: [[spoiler:The significance of the stone which breaks in chapter two is found out during the last twenty-five (or so) chapters, chapter one hundred fourteen, when Yu-Ha speaks of Ha-Hyeon. This turns out to be tied to her BerserkButton.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: No-Woo's childhood crush on Mu-Hyang. 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]] (justified: he (he was about seven and had just discovered his illegitimacy)]].
illegitimacy so it's justified)]].
** If Divine Bells can be considered to have childhoods, this trope applies to then the eternally young Hoa-Back and Sun-Hoa.
Sun-Hoa also have this relationship.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Dan and Ga-Bi both have moments of this, as do several [[{{Mooks}} mooks]].
Baek-Yeom's chief minions, April and Gak.
** [[spoiler:Ga-Bi has a particularly awful instance of this after she recovers her memory. Not wanting to worry the man she is [[HappilyMarried happily married]] 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 that, to despite his education as a king, he can't draw to save his life.



** Ha-Hyeon doubles as a SnarkKnight, lacking expectations from others and really not considering herself to above the rest of the cast.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Hong-Ryung has this, since both of his parents were GoodParents. His half-brother, Mu-Hyang, likewise has this, although [[spoiler:Do-Ahn [[HappilyAdopted acknowledged him as his son]] (rather than begot him)]] and Chui-Bi is alive and constantly trying to kill the younger brother [[spoiler:Mu-Hyang is so close to]].
* DecemberMayflyRomance: [[spoiler:Ga-Bi has this with Do-Ahn. This is also what the relationship between Yun and Guk-Yool is hinted to be]].
* Determinator: Baek-Yeom is this, starting with the fact that he [[spoiler:reincarnated himself after his plans were thwarted the first time (ironic, since his goal is to die, taking the whole world with him), and again when he is fighting Hong-Ryung, after losing an arm, he declares that he will continue fighting, even should he lose all of his limbs]].

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** Ha-Hyeon doubles as a SnarkKnight, lacking neither holding expectations from of others and really not nor considering herself to be above the rest of the cast.
them.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Hong-Ryung has this, since both of his parents were GoodParents. His half-brother, Mu-Hyang, likewise has this, although [[spoiler:Do-Ahn [[HappilyAdopted acknowledged him as his son]] (rather than begot him)]] and him)]], since Chui-Bi is alive and constantly trying to kill the younger brother [[spoiler:Mu-Hyang is so close to]].
* DecemberMayflyRomance: [[spoiler:Ga-Bi has this with Do-Ahn. This is also what the relationship between Yun and Guk-Yool is hinted to be]].
* Determinator:
{{Determinator}}: Baek-Yeom is this, starting with the fact that he [[spoiler:reincarnated himself after his plans were thwarted the first time (ironic, since his goal is to die, taking the whole world with him), and again when he is fighting Hong-Ryung, after losing an arm, he declares that he will continue fighting, even should he lose all of his limbs]].


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MayflyDecemberRomance: [[spoiler:Ga-Bi has this with Do-Ahn. This is also what the relationship between Yun and Guk-Yool is hinted to be]].
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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon's]] goal itself is harmless, the means, not so much.

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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon's]] goal itself is harmless, [[DirtyBusiness the means, not so much.much]]. She's actually [[spoiler:not fully an AntiVillain, because of her complex role as a [[TheMole mole]] and ReverseMole, however, her being a good character is only revealed in the last five chapters, during which she messed up her act of heroism by failing to kill Baek-Yeom]].


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* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Yun nearly does this, but is stopped by HeroicBOSD. [[spoiler:Ha-Hyeon does this to complete her goal.]] This also how Hyun-Joo feels about his more morally grey actions.
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* HappilyAdopted: This is the case with [[spoiler:Mu-Hyang (by Do-Ahn), and implied to be case with Ga-Bi (by Baek-Yeom's father). Ha-Hyeon has this as well, no the first time, but the second time she is adopted (by Ga-Bi)]].
* HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster: This is frequently the attitude people have toward men with Divine Powers and anyone whose Divine Powers are particularly strong, to the extent where they [[FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence feel their very existence is problematic]]. [[spoiler:Ga-Bi feels this way about herself]].
** 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]].



* HeroicSacrifice: This is pulled by several characters towards the end of the story, including [[spoiler:Ga-Bi (for Hong-Ryung) and all of the bells]], and Hong-Ryung leans towards this trope several times, generally either being convinced to follow a different course of action for the time being or being pulled back at the last minute ([[spoiler:e.g. the last two chapters]]).

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* HeroicBSOD: Hong-Ryung gets this whenever he finds out that his life has resulted the death of others.' Yun also experiences this when [[spoiler:Guk-Yool gets struck by an arrow]] right in front of him.
* HeroicSacrifice: This is pulled by several characters towards the end of the story, including [[spoiler:Ga-Bi (for Hong-Ryung) and all of the bells]], and bells]]; Hong-Ryung leans towards nearly does this trope several times, generally either being convinced to follow a different course of action for the time being or being pulled back stopped at the last minute ([[spoiler:e.g. the last two chapters]]).
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