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''Bloody Cross'' is a manga about a [[{{Dhampyr}} half angel half vampire]] named Tsukimiya who is seeking a way to free herself from her half-blood curse, which will kill her if it isn't removed. While searching for a way to remove the curse, she is caught up in a "Holy War" among "God Candidates" who are competing against one another to gather "God's Inheritences", artifacts that contain God's power and can turn the candidate who gathers them into the new God.
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!! ''Bloody Cross'' contains examples of:
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Tokiwa]] slices off [[spoiler:Kanade]]'s hand to stop [[spoiler:her from firing her gun]]. And the next time [[spoiler:[[NotQuiteDead she appears]], she's still missing that hand]].
* BadassBureaucrat: Izumi, the president of Arcana. Regardless of fighting ability (or lack thereof), the man has NervesOfSteel and he will tell you ''exactly'' what he thinks of you regardless of his current situation. [[spoiler:And as it turns out, he's a good shot and he can stop time]].
* BelligerentSexualTension: Tsukimiya and Hinata. Tsukimiya also has a little with Nao.
* BiTheWay: Nao mentions in chapter 15 that he's fine being with either men or women as long as he likes them.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Nao]] all the way, although the 'sheep' is quickly replaced by the 'bitch' once it's revealed that he's the traitor. [[spoiler:His true colours come out the closer he gets to death, and he ''really'' starts losing it]].
* BloodyMurder: Tsukimiya can control her blood as a weapon.
* {{Brainwashed}}: [[spoiler:Tsukimiya, after Tokiwa kidnaps her]]. Not ''quite'' BrainwashedAndCrazy, unless you count [[spoiler:[[DruggedLipstick kissing Hinata]]]] in order to take him out as violent enough for the trope.
** BrainwashedAndCrazy: Upgrades to this pretty quickly, though. [[spoiler:It also gives her back her ActionGirl status and she starts kicking ass again... until she recovers from the brainwashing]].
* CastingAShadow: Momose. She can summon shadow beasts, use shadows for stealth, and use shadows in some kind of teleportation.
* CatGirl: Momose is a cat demon, though her only feline feature is her tail.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: In the first volume, Hinata and Tsukimiya are constantly planning to, attempting to, and occasionally actually ''managing'' to screw each other over for personal gain despite the fact that doing so will cost the other person his/her life. And both of them know it. This actually works in their favour eventually; at the climax of the volume, they manage to ''legitimately'' work together to betray Tsuzuki instead of each other -- he doesn't see it coming for the very reasons listed above.
** Once Arcana gets involved and the plots starts picking up, the entire manga becomes basically a stab-happy free-for-all between the three -- and then ''four'' -- groups, both between the groups as a whole and between a lot of the members therein: Tsuzuki's, Satsuki's, Arcana, and [[spoiler:the God Buriers]].
* {{Curse}}: Half-bloods all have cursed brands on their bodies that will kill them by the time they turn 18 unless they either drink the blood of a pure demon or find a God's Inheritance with enough power to remove the curse.
* CurseEscapeClause: See {{Curse}} above.
* CuteLittleFangs: Tsukimiya's are ''adorable''. Hinata, oddly enough, doesn't appear to have fangs at all.
* DamselInDistress: Tsukimiya, nearly to OnceAnEpisode levels. Unfortunately, due to BadassDecay, she no longer qualifies for BadassInDistress.
* {{Dhampyr}}: Tsukimiya is half-vampire, half-angel. Hinata is ''[[InformedAttribute apparently]]'' of the same crossbreed despite never doing anything remotely vampiric.
* DruggedLipstick: A variation where Hinata uses his ''tongue'' to apply a spell that knocks Tsukimiya unconscious. You get no points for guessing [[BuxomIsBetter where]] he was [[LecherousLicking using his tongue]] at the time.
** [[spoiler:Later, Tsukimiya kisses ''him'' while inside the God Buriers' HQ. He collapses almost immediately]].
* FakeDefector: [[spoiler: Hinata]] appears to be a traitor who joins Arcana, only for it to be revealed later that he was only pretending to change sides and was working for Tsuzuki all along.
* FallenAngel: Satsuki, one of the God Candidates.
* FantasticRacism: Momose shows this toward half breeds, saying that they're "vulgar, barbaric and the lowest of the low".
* FeatherMotif: Satsuki. Whenever he shows up there's a rain of black feathers, even though he doesn't have wings.
* ForcefulKiss: Hinata gives one to Tsukimiya while she's tied to a chair and right after explaining to her that she's going to be killed in a ritual sacrifice.
** Tsukimiya and Hinata have kissed each other a hell of a lot. They have yet to have a kiss that was mutually agreed upon, unless you count their very first one... wherein Tsukimiya skipped the kiss and promptly bit Hinata to drain his blood. [[spoiler:This may have changed as of Chapter 50, if it was indeed a KissingDiscretionShot]].
* GoKartingWithBowser: It is truly amazing how often the characters go from "full-scale battle to the death" to "hanging out in the same house". They also tend to wander in and out of each other's headquarters every now and again with ease despite having to sneak in on pain of death if found less than, say, ten chapters previous.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Nao is half-human, half-angel.
* HaveYouSeenMyGod: God is apparently missing or no longer around and various people are competing to become his replacement.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Hinata can never seem to decide whether he's Tsukimiya's enemy or ally, seeming to want to help her one minute (and even getting past her lie detecting powers) then betraying her (once even shooting her several times) the next. Tsukimiya once commented that she was never sure which side of him she'd encounter. It's later revealed that he's [[spoiler: a FakeDefector, and has always been on her side even when forced to fight her.]]
** [[spoiler:Nao]] jogs through this door as regular exercise.
* InformedAttribute: The manga tells you that Hinata is, like Tsukimiya, half-vampire... but unlike Tsukimiya, he's never seen drinking blood other than when he took Brass' to get rid of the curse, and while every now and again Tsukimiya mentions craving blood, he never has. Even when he drinks Brass' blood, Hinata uses magic to turn it into a ball and ''then'' ingest it rather than use fangs to suck it out as Tsukimiya had planned to do. Hell, Hinata doesn't even appear to ''have'' fangs the way Tsukimiya does.
* InTheBack: Happens a few times.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Izumi is threatened with this. His response is a bored look of such contempt that it's a wonder no one dropped dead on the spot.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Considering all that was left of him was a charred hand, Nao]] does not appear to be coming back anytime soon.
* LecherousLicking: Momose licks Satsuki's fingers after returning to him from a mission.
** Hinata has a tendency to do this to Tsukimiya's Brand, which happens to be on her right breast.
* LetsGetDangerous: As has been previously mentioned in the manga, Izumi is not a fighter. So he completely takes Tokiwa by surprise when he puts a bullet through the guy's shoulder and then almost through his face -- he had the barrel less than an inch away before Tokiwa dodged back. [[spoiler:Turns out that while Izumi still doesn't appear to be a formidable hand-to-hand opponent, he does have an ability besides his precognition that is a big help in a fight: he can ''stop time'']].
* LivingLieDetector: Tsukimiya.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Nao]] has been working for Satsuki all along.
* MundaneUtility: Tsukimiya uses her blood manipulation powers to make darts out of her own blood to throw at a dart board in chapter 12.
* NervesOfSteel: Izumi is one of the few characters who has never been shown frightened or stunned. Even when [[spoiler:the God Buriers take over his building and]] hold him hostage, threaten him with [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique torture]], and threaten to [[ForcedToWatch murder his subordinates in front of him]], Izumi just looks contemptuous and slightly bored. And he ''mocks'' them.
-->'''Izumi:''' ''(to his captors)'' You don't call ahead, you walk about in your street shoes, and on top of that... you speak freely about my closely-guarded secrets in the presence of guests. I suspect your upbringing was poor. You have no class.
* NotEnoughToBury: The result of [[spoiler:Nao's TakingYouWithMe gambit]]. He burnt the entire mansion to the ground in an attempt to kill [[spoiler:Satsuki; unfortunately, Satsuki survived]], and all that was left of [[spoiler:Nao]] was the charred remains of a hand that [[spoiler:Satsuki]] absently discards.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Kanade]].
* OnceAnEpisode: Tsukimiya gets groped in almost every chapter.
* OperaGloves: Momose wears them in the first few chapters.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Tsuzuki, a pure blood angel and God Candidate. He doesn't seem to have wings or a halo or any other angel features, and is generally childish and immature.
* PaperTalisman: Most of Hinata's spells use them.
* PiecesOfGod: God's Inheritances.
* PowerDyesYourHair: After using his [[spoiler:time manipulation]] powers, [[spoiler:Izumi]]'s hair goes from black to white. Whether this is a permanent change or not remains to be seen, though it's implied that it isn't; he's unsurprised by the result and mentions that it's because he hasn't used his powers in so long.
* [[{{Seers}} Seer]]: Izumi, the president of Arcana, has the ability to see into the future.
* RedemptionDemotion: ''Completely'' inverted in a case of Defection Promotion. [[spoiler:Remember Tsukimiya's BadassDecay? Yeah, that vanishes the instant she's [[BrainwashedAndCrazy fighting alongside the bad guys]]]].
* StealthHiBye: Momose has done this a couple of times, thanks to her shadow manipulating powers allowing her to hide in people's shadows.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Nao attempts this with Satsuki. It fails, unfortunately, but Satsuki didn't get out ''entirely'' unscathed]].
* ThighHighBoots: Momose, in the first few chapters. Tsukimiya has also worn this kind of boot once or twice.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Momose.
* TimeMaster: [[spoiler:Izumi]] can stop time, although this may be a very limited version of the ability, since if he could hold it for more than a few seconds he presumably would have shot [[spoiler:Tokiwa]] in the head.
* TomesOfProphecyAndFate: The Book of Prophecy and the Book of Da'at, two of the more recent and powerful God's Inheritences that appeared for the holy war.
* TransferableMemory: Tsukimiya can read other people's memories by drinking their blood.
* UndyingLoyalty: For all of Hanamura's snark and occasional abuse, he is absolutely loyal to Tsuzuki and is one of the ''very'' few characters whose allegiance has never wavered. Momose, who is basically his EvilCounterpart, is this to Satsuki.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Momose can make herself look like anyone. She usually uses it to make herself look like a friend of her enemy so she can get close enough to surprise attack the enemy.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: So many problems in this manga could be solved if characters actually killed their enemies when they have the chance instead of just sort of wandering off instead.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Tsukimiya. Momose as well in the first few chapters.
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