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[[caption-width-right:300:[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters A few members]] of the cast of the Evillious Chronicles[[note]]Clockwise from top: Miku Hatsune as Clockwork Doll, Rin Kagamine as Riliane Lucifen d'Autriche, Len Kagamine as Allen Avadonia, MEIKO as Banica Conchita, KAITO as Gallerian Marlon, Luka Megurine as Kayo Sudou, Gakupo Kamui as Duke Sateriajis Venomania and GUMI as Gumina Glassred[[/note]]]]

Akuno-P or mothy (an [[FunWithAcronyms acronym]] for "Master of the Heavenly Yard") is a {{Vocaloid}} producer who is famous for his complex stories made using the Vocaloid program. His works include [[SevenDeadlySins the Seven Deadly Sins Series]], the Clockwork Lullaby, and the Story of Evil; all of which connected into a giant tale named the Evillious Chronicles.

!Songs in the Evillious Chronicles
His most famous songs series that started on March 8, 2008. It can be divided into the subsequent series:

!Songs in the Seven Deadly Sins series:
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM4kdtJ-xPc The Lunacy of Duke Venomania]] ([[HandsomeLech Duke Sateriajis Venomania]][[note]]Played by Gakupo Kamui[[/note]]: {{Lust}}) (official English title: "Dance With Asmodeus")(mildly NSFW)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyw6J88eksA Evil Food Eater Conchita]] ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS Banica]] [[ExtremeOmnivore Conchita]][[note]]Played by MEIKO[[/note]]: [[VillainousGlutton Gluttony]]) (official English title: "Beelzebub Party")
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxp9BJ-pDAs Daughter of Evil]] ([[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Rilianne]] [[SpoiledBrat Lucifen]] [[RoyalBrat d'Autriche]][[note]]Played by Rin Kagamine[[/note]]: {{Pride}})(official English title: "The Princess Of Lucifer")
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr4j3UGywms Gift of the Princess who Brought Sleep]] ([[BrokenBird Margerita Blankenheim]][[note]]Played by Miku Hatsune[[/note]]: [[LazyBum Sloth]]) (official English title: "Belphegor's Gift")
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIwRWEqp0I0 The Tailor Shop on Enbizaka]] ([[{{Yandere}} Kayo Sudou]][[note]]Played by Luka Megurine[[/note]]: [[GreenEyedMonster Envy]]) (Official English title: "Leviathan Slope")
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2SXc0dH4K8 Judgement of Corruption]] ([[HangingJudge Gallerian Marlon]][[note]]Played by KAITO[[/note]]: {{Greed}}) (official English title: "Mammon's Court")
* [[UnstoppableRage Wrath]] has not yet been released, but we know that it will be sung by GUMI.

!Songs in the Story of Evil:
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpVU9SQsVds TwiRight Prank]] (Prologue; official English title: "Day and Night")
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxp9BJ-pDAs Daughter of Evil]] (official english title: "The Princess of Lucifer")
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N-WXFKMT_0 Servant of Evil]] (official English title: "His Significance Of Existence")
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnk6G336y8I Regret Message]] (official English title: "Fallen Angel")
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f0ljVok71U Daughter of White]] (official English title: "Bystander")
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY7c1-ebDwA Maiden of Wood ~1000-Year Wiegenlied~]] (no PV, official English title: "Spirit of ELD")
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seHodEbzV8w Handbeat Clocktower]] (an arrangement of Clockwork Lullaby 4: Heartbeat Clock Tower)



!Songs in the Clockwork Lullaby Series:
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMl7er1G8po Clockwork Lullaby 0: Playing with Words]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnUrrvwoNfU Clockwork Lullaby 1:]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Clockwork's Lullaby]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS7Gs5B9HGc Clockwork Lullaby 2: Miniature Garden Girl]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zpl1uMEWM_g Clockwork Lullaby 3: Re_Birthday]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89JM75GxpfQ Clockwork Lullaby 4: Heartbeat Clocktower]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX8-F-uuHKc Clockwork Lullaby 5: Chrono Story]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyXV2HKCl9o Clockwork Lullaby 6: Capriccio Farce]]

!Songs in the Original Sin Story series:
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9tCCE-4-b4 Project "Ma"]] (No PV)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQKQbIeEkIA The Escape of Salmhofer, the Witch]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9ApPAe6K4M Moonlit Bear]] (official English title: "First Episode")
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N-VWLpemZY New version]] from the Original Sin Story Act 1 CD.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1XYcuz4KAo "Ma" Survival - Who Will Survive?]] (No PV)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpFK8ePD2Sw Miracle's Whereabouts - CATASTROPHE]] (No PV, English and Spanish subs)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng_TzX2ULyg Recollective Music Box]] (no PV, official English title: "Clockwork Requiem")
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SocctAppTQU Clockworker - Recollective Music Box]] (No PV, spanish subs) - New version from the Original Sin Story Act 2 CD.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okwYMpwCY8Y Tale of Moonlit Abandonment]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX8-F-uuHKc Chrono Story]]

!Songs in the End of the Four Series:
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZNEjuXrfds Master of the Court]] (no PV, official English title: "Successor of the court")
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9Eugl-EKi8 Master of the Graveyard]] (no PV, official English title: "Graveyard Party")
* Master of the Hellish Yard - not yet released, but planned to be sung by GUMI.
* Master of the Heavenly Yard - not yet released, but planned to be sung by Len Kagamine.

!Songs directly connected to the Evillious Chronicles via WordOfGod:
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnhJ1MpZgGs The Fifth: Pierrot]] Sequel to "The Princess Who Brought Sleep"(official English title: The End Of Hansel)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz1-aHL82Cs The Last Revolver]] Connected to The Fifth: Pierrot (official English title: "Good-bye, My Love")
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3L459WkoNk Madam Merry-Go-Round]] This is the {{Bad Future}} of the saga. It`s confirmed to have a 50% chance of happen. (official English title: "U-Topos")
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daDjZTx6CGg Lu Li La, The Resounding Song]] A sumary of the Seven Deadly Sins saga (except Wrath) explained in a sort-of Japanese traditional poem style. (no PV, Official English title: "Bonus Track")
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj_tReFezkw Flower Of The Plateau]] Sequel of "The Lunacy of Duke Venomania" (NSFW)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y7TwUa9-xo Prophet Merry-Go-Round]] (instrumental)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eYAKofgVIM Full Moon Laboratory]] (possibly related to the laboratory mentioned in "The Escape of Salmhofer, the Witch". It also shows up a picture of the "Worldplay" protagonist)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOgVPHrYdtY Red Shoe Parade]] (official English title: "Shadow Parade") (Is based off a fictional story in the Evillious Chronicles universe, written by a young Yukina Freesis as revealed by the EVILS COURT booklet).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKaId4-54pk The Frog's and My Love Romance]](no PV) (Another story written by Yukina Freesis.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUzLciZiLVY Kept Waiting for a Response]] Originally, it was suposed to be the epilogue of the "Story of evil" saga, before Mothy decided to discontinue it, leaving it as a dead plot point. Instead, many fans consider "Re-birthday" as the true epiologue.

!Songs with no established connection or speculative connections to other mothy settings:
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0QGxeEoRlk Welcome to the Forest]] (instrumental)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGEduni6vpc 5 Minutes Before Court]] (instrumental)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VdIPUSfgcg Desert Bluebird]] (Video mentions Lucifenia, the country from the ''Story of Evil'')
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F0E77UqO7Y South-North Story]] (speculated connection to ''Story of Evil'')
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-BzZRZ9J5o Screws, Clockwork, and Pride]] (official English title: "Another Clockwork")
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3EFbyiSTG4 Ten Minute Love]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYcDPq-jBhs To The Reticent You]] (no PV, official English title: "His Word")
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0ceA2XZqDA Flame of Yellow Phosphorus]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=malOp4T1db8 Wendy]] (translation in comments, no PV)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp_Zm0NZyKk White Brick and Black Mourning Dress]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCrryrZk3BA Blood-Stained Switch]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt7K44JDmAE Watching Us]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHHTqHlWkvg The Sleepless Torture Tower]]


!!Tropes seen in mothy's songs:
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Riliane in ''Daughter of Evil.''
* AbortedDeclarationOfLove: Allen backs out of [[CannotSpitItOut telling Michaela he loves her]] while she is hidden and safe in the well. Michaela still takes notice of his feelings, but also realizes she can't love him back. [[spoiler: He manages to confess too late, when he finds her on the verge of death from Ney's attack]].
* TheAbridgedSeries: The Evillious Chronicles now has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JMH9TfLero&feature=g-all-lik one]]
* AbsurdlyYouthfulFather: Gallerian Marlon in ''Judgement of Corruption''. Justified by the fact that his "daughter" isn't his actual child [[spoiler: or even human to begin with]].
** Un-Justified in that [[spoiler: Gallerian did have a wife and daughter who were killed. The inhuman doll is a ReplacementGoldfish that Gallerian believes to be his daughter.]]
* AbusiveParents: The father in ''Flame of Yellow Phosphorus'' is heavily implied to be this. There's also [[spoiler:Prim Marlon]] in ''Story of Evil''.
* AdaptationExpansion: The ''Story of Evil'' has been adapted into a novel titled ''Daughter of Evil, Closure of Yellow'', a stage play called ''Daughter of Evil ~Gemini of Charm~'', and a manga titled ''Aku no Meshitsukai''.
* AdultFear: Eve Moonlit [[spoiler: going insane after her stillbirth and murdering [[TheWoobie Meta Salmhofer]] so that she can steal her children.]]
** Gallerian's [[ReplacementGoldfish relationship]] with the Clockworker's Doll. [[TearJerker That's]] [[NightmareFuel pretty much all there is to say on the matter.]]
* AerithAndBob / AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: mothy really tries to put in a "Western" feel (including the style choice of his songs), but the names...sometimes just sound plain bizarre even from a Western standpoint. Clarith? Gallerian? Yukina?
** That's not even getting into Milky, [[BilingualBonus Pollo]], and ''Neruneru.''
* AfterTheEnd: Desert's Bluebird hints at taking place in this sort of scenario, mentioning ruined towns and nuclear radiation.
* AgonyOfTheFeet: As punishment for their crimes, the members of the Red Shoes Parade are forced to dance in burning hot red shoes, giving them their KarmicDeath.
* AlasPoorYorick: In the velvet mix version of ''Servant of Evil'', [[spoiler: one of the first images depicts Riliane crying as she cradles Allen's head.]]
* AllJustADream: According to WordOfGod, ''Madame Merry Go-Round'' is [[spoiler: what Gammon Octo thinks will happen to the Doll if she continues to pursue the Sins. She doesn't believe him though]].
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: The cause of much angst in ''Story of Evil''. The only pair with mutual feelings was Michaela and Clarith, and, [[ForegoneConclusion well...]]
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Clarith in ''Daughter of White'' is a victim of this. Duke Venomania in ''The Madness of Duke Venomania'' was a victim of this in his childhood.
* AllThereInTheManual: It appears that the longer the Seven Deadly Sins series goes on, the more interconnected mothy's works become - not just the Story of Evil and Clockwork Lullaby, but also other, otherwise-unrelated songs such as Last Revolver and Moonlit Bear. Whether this was [[ThePlan all according to some plan]] or [[SureWhyNot thrown together on a lark]] is debatable.
** In addition, the Story of Evil now has a play and a novel series based upon it, which further expands upon the setting, and even has an official guidebook.
* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: Most people these days only remember [[spoiler: Allen/Len dying]] in ''Story of Evil''.
* AnachronicOrder: The Evillious Chronicles. No one knew this until ''Chrono Story'' was released.
* AndIMustScream: As if Allen's suffering isn't enough! After his execution, his soul is trapped alone inside the Clocktower. All because of his sister's sin is also in that place and the tears (the blue chain) and blood (the red chain) that she spilled tie him down as he was the one who do the deed. [[spoiler: And the only reason why Clockwork Doll keeps him in her womb is so that he can be reborn as the Master of Heavenly Yard.]]
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: After each story arc, enough time passes that everyone in it is dead, and the viewers move on to their descendants. In a more straightforward example, every novel ends with Gallerian Marlon being a MagnificentBastard hundreds of years in the future from the actual events that took place.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Michaela receives two. [[spoiler: The first one comes from Clarith, who desperately tries to stall for time so the sleeping pill she gave her could take effect and Michaela could be taken to safety. The second one comes from Allen, as he finds her dying in the well he admits he loves her.]]
* AngstySurvivingTwin: Riliane in ''Story of Evil''. Lampshaded in ''Heartbeat Clocktower''
-->'''Gear:''' The "girl" with the pretentious lead role
-->Indulging in selfishness as always
-->While she shows on her face just a little bit
-->The sadness of losing her "other half".
* AnimalMotifs: Spiders for Riliane in some [=PVs=] of ''Daughter of Evil''.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-ghPx-A-O0 In one of the most popular ones]] her dress is clearly reminiscent of a wasp. This insect, which is greedily drawn to sweets, doesn't produce anything much of worth to humanity, tends to be agressive and packs a nasty sting is probably an even better allegory for the Daughter of Evil.
* AnimatedActors: Mothy seems to treat the Vocaloids this way, and each is credited for the role of the character in the [=PVs=] they're in. For example, Len playing both Allen and Remy in Servant of Evil and The 5th Pierrot respectively.
* AntiVillain: Allen/Len in ''Story of Evil'' is a [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]].
* AnyoneCanDie: Most characters don't really last more than one or two songs.
** The ''Story of Evil'' really takes the cake, though: in order, [[spoiler:Arth and Anne die of the Gula Disease, Leonhart is assassinated by Allen, Ein is killed trying to protect Clarith, Michaela is stabbed to death by Ney, Gast is killed by Germaine, Mariam is stabbed by Ney, Minis is killed for resisting arrest, Allen is beheaded, Prim is stabbed by Ney, Keel is bashed on the head by Irina who then kills Ney in her sleep, Germaine gets her personality overwritten by Irina and Riliane dies of old age]].
* ArcNumber: 1000. The sequel songs are usually happening 5 years chronologically after the previous song.
* ArcSymbol: Gears in the PV for ''Heartbeat Clocktower.'' They're also this in a lot of other songs, but ''Heartbeat Clocktower'' is the most obvious about it.
** Keys in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCDQWBZYLoM this]] particular PV for ''Re_birthday.''
** The rotating red circles in ''Escape of the Witch, Salmhofer,'' representing Hansel and Gretel, the "red fruits".
* ArcWords: Many. "Lu, Li, La" and "Utopia" are probably the most notable examples.
** ''Project MA'' has it's own set of arc words in the song itself: "This is the story of the beginning. Where should I start? My name is _____, the best _____ in this country..." These lines are sung by Eve, Adam and Seth.
* AristocratsAreEvil: [[HaremSeeker Venomania]], [[TheCaligula Riliane]], [[BigEater Conchita]]...
* ArrangedMarriage: Riliane and Kyle
* ArtifactOfDoom: The Vessels of the Sins.
* ArtificialHuman: [[spoiler:Gallerian's daughter is actually a clockwork doll; his real daughter died with her mother in an accident several years prior to Judgement of Corruption.]]
** The two Rins from ''Screws Clockwork and Pride''. They are implied to be life-size, living toys.
** [[spoiler: Meta Salmholfer and her children, Hansel and Gretel.]]
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:Michaela is reborn the new Thousand-Year Tree. It's noted by Elluka that because she's taking Eldoh's place, this puts her on the same level as him: A god.]]
* {{Autocannibalism}}: The eventual fate of Banica Conchita.
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Ney completely loses control in ''Prefazio of Blue'', murdering her mother, becoming possessed by Conchita's glass, and trying to kill Kyle.]]
* BackFromTheDead: Rin in [[spoiler:''Desert Bluebird'', thanks to the titular bird granting Len his wish]].
* BadBoss: Conchita eats her fifteenth chef just for asking her for a vacation, and it's likely that some of her previous chefs met the same fate. And then she eats her maid and butler for no real reason beyond still being hungry.
* BadSanta: Julia often goes by her nickname "Santa", and she played a role in Margarita's crimes.
* {{BFS}}: Chartette in ''Story of Evil'' has a ''huge'' sword. According to the guidebook, it's ''two metres'' long.
* BattleButler: Riliane has several servants who are capable of combat, whether she knows it or not. To give names, these would be Allen, Chartette, Mariam, [[spoiler:and Ney]], although not all of them end up fighting on Riliane's side.
* BestialityIsDepraved: One of Venomania's victims is someone simply named Josephine, with her age ''and'' occupation censored. This was also the name of a character in ''Daughter of Evil''. Specifically, it was the name of Riliane's riding horse. Though, it might be an example of MythologyGag.
* BilingualBonus: Gift of the Princess Who Brought Sleep seems to have a case of GratuitousEnglish, as the word "gift" is sung in Engrish by Miku, or, rather, Margarita Brachenheim. Note that Margarita Brancheheim is a German name. [[spoiler:"Gift" is a German word as well, but it has a darker meaning then the English word...]]
* BittersweetEnding: Ultimately what the Story of Evil amounted to; the "bitter" part is that [[spoiler:Allen and Michaela die, Riliane would live with the regret for the rest of her life, Clarith loses the first true friend she ever had, Kyle pretty much loses his entire family, Germaine gets possessed by Irina and Yukina's family is essentially shattered]]. The "sweet" part is that [[spoiler:Riliane ultimately becomes a better person, Michaela and Allen AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence, Kyle is free from his mother's control and lives the life he wanted, Germaine manages to avenge her father, Clarith starts to gain new friends (including Riliane) and Yukina becomes a famous storyteller]].
* BloodFromTheMouth: Clarith's mother, who is ill with a widespread disease that also killed the previous rulers of Lucifenia, dies while vomiting blood. [[spoiler: Mariam Futapie]] also displays this after she is [[spoiler: stabbed in the back by Ney]].
* BodySurf: Elluka does this to two other characters in order to obtain the items mentioned in Heartbeat Clocktower: Venomania's sword (through Lukana Octo, a woman he had charmed) and Kayo's scissors (through Kayo herself). All of them have at least a few lines in one song or another, and all are played by Luka.
** Abyss I.R, a new character, has done this too, [[spoiler:even turning the tables on Elluka herself]]. She's implied to be [[spoiler:Elluka's sister-in-law]].
* {{Bokukko}}: Lillianne Mouchet in the novel ''Praeludium of Red'' takes this trope a step further in that she doesn't actually use the polite masculine first-person pronoun ''boku'', but the ''aggressive'' masculine first-person pronoun ''ore''.
* BookEnds: ''Daughter of White'' begins and ends with Clarith finding a collapsed girl, nursing her back to health, and befriending her despite a difference in status. In fact, the next-to-last verse quotes several lines verbatim from the first.
** In Clôture of Yellow [[spoiler: Allen's]] first and [[FamousLastWords last]] line of dialogue is "Oh, it's snack time."
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Lemy, the 5th Pierrot, is implied to have been brainwashed by Julia.
* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler: Riliane]] in ''Story of Evil''.
* BrokenBird: In ''Chrono Story'', it is implied that Elluka Clockworker is this. Also, Margarita Blankenheim in ''Gift of the Princess Who Brought Sleep''.
* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: In the PV of ''Handbeat Clocktower,'' Prim slumps down in her chair and dissolves into a swarm of butterflies during the lyric "On top of the Clocktower, you sit on a chair decaying".
* ByronicHero: [[spoiler: Gallerian Marlon]].
* CainAndAbel: Played with: [[spoiler:[[{{Yandere}} Cherubim]] killed the original Sateriajis, but it turned out that the original Sateriajis was ''also'' planning to kill him.]]
* TheCaligula: Riliane Lucifen d'Autriche (AKA "The Daughter of Evil")
* CannotSpitItOut: A variation; in ''To the Reticent You'' Rin displays irritation at her boyfriend being unable to tell her that he loves her. [[spoiler: She's understandably overjoyed when he [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming finally does at the end]]]].
* CanonWelding: It eventually becomes clear that the Seven Deadly Sins and Clockwork Lullaby series are part of the same series. A quick look at [[http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/5298418 mothy's Mylist]] will help you tell which songs are connected to the series, as they all have a date in brackets above their description.
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: Prim Marlon]].
** Irina Clockworker, too.
* ChildByRape: It seems that Lukana Octo became pregnant with Venomania's child, given that the Gardener's surname is Octo and that he refers to Venomania as his ancestor.
** She's not the only one. Let's just say ''Flower of the Plateau'' implies that Venomania had never even ''heard'' of the word "protection".
*** Information from the recent novelization confirms he also sired children by Hakua Netsuma, and Maylis Beelzenia.
** And in ''Prefazio of Blue'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:Prim used the powers of the Venom Sword to seduce Arth and have sex with him, leading to Ney's birth.]]
* ChildProdigy: Yukina Freesis in ''Story of Evil''.
* AChildShallLeadThem: Riliane is only 14 years old. Deconstructed because it's clear what the pressure of the position and [[LonelyAtTheTop loneliness from being separated from her twin]] had done to her.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Duke Venomania loved Gumina, but she had mocked him in the past, and while she was in his harem during the song, she was under his charms like the others; once they were broken, she walked away from him as he died.
** Margarita Felix and Caspar Blankenheim were childhood friends and after growing up they married each other. But while Margarita did love him, Caspar ''only'' married her for her fortune.
* ChocolateBaby: [[spoiler:Ney's blonde hair meant that she could not have been the child of the blue-haired Marlon king, forcing Prim to cover up her infidelity by handing her off to Abyss I.R. and claiming the baby was stillborn.]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: Kayo Sudou takes this to [[{{Green Eyed Monster}} disturbing]] extremes. Riliane was also an example, with an even more [[KillEmAll horrid]] outcome.
* ClockPunk: With a name like Clockwork Lullaby, what else did you expect?
* ClockworkCreature: [[spoiler: Gallerian's "daughter"]].
* ClockTower: ''You don't say?''
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: A common trope in mothy's songs since they're sung by Vocaloids. You can basically guess what the characters look like just from a color. For example, if there's a girl wearing green, she probably has teal eyes and pigtails.
* ContinuityPorn: Done ''gloriously'' in ''Heartbeat Clocktower'' and ''Capriccio Farce''.
* CoolKey: A golden, shapeshifting one is the Vessel of Wrath.
* CoolMask: Kyle and the Master of the Hellish Yard both have these.
* TheCorrupter: Julia Abelard seems to be this.
* CourtMage: Elluka Clockworker for the court of Lucifenia, Abyss I. R. for the court of Marlon.
* CrapsackWorld: Evillious certainly qualifies, though in some songs it shifts into CrapsaccharineWorld.
* CreepyChild: Pierrot. And Riliane to some degree.
* CreepyTwins: Arguably Hansel and Gretel, (who ironically share a name with [[Manga/BlackLagoon another set of creepy twins]]...), DEFINITELY Conchita's glass' servants.
** Arte and Pollo, as another reincarnation of Hansel and Gretel, ''definitely'' are this.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass[=/=]MessianicArchetype: Allen Avadonia/Irregular. According to WordOfGod, he's actually [[spoiler: The Master of the Heavenly Yard, Evillious' equivalent to ''God'']].
* CryForTheDevil: See FreudianExcuse, there's no evil character in the series (except maybe for [[MagnificentBitch Prim Marlon]]) without a [[TearJerker Tearjerking reason]] to be the way they are (Yes, even [[StalkerWithACrush Kayo]], who is heavily implied to be ''very'' damaged psychologically).
* CryIntoChest: Clarith does this when Michaela tells her she's a wonderful person.
* CrystalDragonJesus: The Levin religion is very similar to Christianity despite being polytheistic, with similar simbology and teachings.
* DarkActionGirl: [[spoiler: Ney Futapie]] in ''Story of Evil''.
* DatingCatwoman: Gumilia of ''The Last Revolver'' describes herself as evil and her boyfriend as on the side of justice.
* DeadHandShot: The final panel of ''Retrouver of Silver'', the manga story in the guidebook.
* DeadPersonConversation: [[spoiler: Michaela and Clarith are given a chance to talk one last time after the latter starts working in the church.]]
* DealWithTheDevil: Duke Venomania makes one to get his power, Gallerian Marlon explicitly refuses one that would cost him money.
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:Gast has been searching for a good location to die, eventually deciding to make the palace of Lucifenia his final battleground. He does not hold back in battle, though, and he comes close to killing Germaine before she gets the upper hand.]]
* DeclarationOfProtection: Allen to Riliane. ''Servant of Evil'' is far from subtle about this. Michaela also has this for Clarith in ''Thousand-Year Wiegenlied'', quoting Allen's own lines almost word-for-word.
* DefectorFromDecadence: The Magician in ''The Fifth: Pierrot'', who plans to leave Pere Noel and tries to get Pierrot to come with her, seems to be this. However, the additional information implies strongly that the Magician is actually Elluka Clockworker, in which case she most likely was the ReverseMole all along.
* DemonicPossession: Everything that relates to the sins; whether it's the sinners, their descendants, their fellow sinners, their fellow sinners' descendants, and their properties, can be possessed by the patron demons of the sins. Most of the problem in the chronicle is because people make even a simple contact to something that relates to the sins, such as [[spoiler:Venomania's DealWithTheDevil is actually this, Riliane being possessed by Gluttony's demon in ''[=TwiRight=] Prank'' and the exorcise makes her forgets about her brother, Kyle's love to Michaela is because he '''saw''' the Venom Sword, Ney runs around in ''Handbeat Clocktower'' dressed in Conchita's attire and acted just like her (including being a genius tactician Conchita was, leading an army of zombies surrounding the Clocktower) when she for some reason has the glass]].
** And new information has shown that [[spoiler: Banica was ''also'' possessed by the Demon of Gluttony, and Mikulia was possessed by the demon of Sloth since she was born.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: Margarita in ''Gift from the Princess Who Brought Sleep'' definitely crosses this, but it's unclear at which point.
* DespairSpeech: The final verse of ''Gift from the Princess Who Brought Sleep''. The first half doubles as a MotiveRant.
* DisguisedInDrag: [[spoiler:Kachess Crim]] and [[spoiler:Allen Avadonia]], both for the purposes of rescuing (female) loved ones, though their plans on what to do while in disguise vary. [[spoiler:Kachess merely intends to infiltrate the mansion and get close enough to the Duke to kill him. Allen intends to ''get executed'' while still disguised as Riliane.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: Banica Conchita [[spoiler: kills and ''eats'' her cook]] because she's angry at him for asking to be allowed to leave. Princess Riliane's response to the man she loves rejecting her in favour of a girl from another country is to [[spoiler: completely destroy said country]], and the first novel states that she regularly sentences people to death for minor "crimes" such as spilling water on her dress or just looking at her the wrong way.
* [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength Does Not Know Her Own Strength]]: Chartette, who ends up tearing up clothes and breaking furniture when trying to help set up a party in the beginning of ''Closure of Yellow''. It does help her with manual labor, however.
* TheDogBitesBack:
** In ''Flame of Yellow Phosphorus,'' Rin's father kicks her out of the house and refuses to let her eat anything until she sells all the matches. She burns the house down with him still inside.
** In ''Tale of Moonlit Abandonment,'' Eve and Adam Moonlit abandon their adopted children, Hansel and Gretel, in the woods. [[SelfMadeOrphan Three guesses what happens next.]]
* DoomedByCanon / ForegoneConclusion: Several prequel or parallel songs come up with this thanks to the earlier songs.
* DownerEnding:
** ''Retrouver of Silver'', the manga story in the guidebook, ends with [[spoiler: Mariam Futapie getting stabbed in the back by her adopted daughter Ney]].
** ''Flame of Yellow Phosphorus'' also counts.
** At the end of ''Blood-Stained Switch'', it is implied that [[spoiler: the protagonist is killed because there is no way of keeping her [[TheKillerInMe murderous alternate self]] in control]].
* DrivenToSuicide: Gumilia is heavily hinted to have committed suicide at the end of ''The Last Revolver''.
** Also, [[spoiler: Margarita Blankenheim]] in ''Gift From Princess Sleep-Bringer''.
* DwindlingParty: Pere Noel is a villainous version.
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: Venomania confesses his love for Gumina to the listeners in this way, though it's likely he didn't admit it out loud.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[{{Badass}} Chartette]]'s death.
* DysfunctionJunction
* EldritchAbomination: The Demons of the Seven Deadly Sins may be this. Special mention goes to the giant, Conchita-shaped shadow monster that was The Demon of Gluttony in the Twiright Prank manga in the Worldguide.
** HumanoidAbomination: Possibly the Vessels of Sin.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Common among characters in the chronicles and justified by the times they take place in. In particular, the Clockwork Doll and The Master of the Graveyard wear this the most (though the Doll kind of stops wearing them after becoming the Master of the Court).
* EnemyWithin: The protagonist's "other self" in ''Blood-Stained Switch''.
* EverybodysDeadDave: Clarith in ''Daughter of White''. "[[TearJerker Gone, everyone's gone...]]"
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: Elluka's "Very Amazing Octopus".
* EvilIsSexy: Invoked by Duke Venomania.
** Given the fact that the SevenDeadlySins have characters played by [[MostCommonSuperpower Meiko]], [[ShesGotLegs Rin]], [[MrFanservice Len]], [[MoeMoe Miku]], [[RoseHairedGirl Luka]], [[{{Bishonen}} Kaito]] [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Gumi]], this trope is almost certainly in effect.
*** In ''The Fifth Pierrot'', [[EvilMentor Julia]] [[TheCorrupter Abelard]] is referred to as a "sexy beauty".
* EvilMatriarch: [[spoiler: Prim Marlon]] in ''Story of Evil''. [[spoiler: She basically manipulates the entire ''Story of Evil'' so she can gains control both Marlon and Lucifenia.]]
* EvilMentor: Julia Abelard.
* EvilStoleMyFaith: As a result of the violent discrimination they faced from devout Levin believers solely because of their heritages, Gast and Clarith both developed atheistic beliefs. Gast explicitly says he despises the Levin church because of how they treated him and his family, and in the Fanbook's profile of him he is not given a religious affiliation. Clarith cites a more specific reason, saying that God can't exist if her mother is allowed to suffer a slow and maddening death by Gula Disease, although her mother's statements suggest she's held these beliefs even before the diagnosis.
** ThereIsAGod: That said, as Clarith finally experiences friendship, she gradually starts believing in the existence of God and spirits. After [[spoiler:Michaela is killed and Clarith falls back into depression]], Keel asks her if she believes in God. She replies that though she didn't in the past, she does now. Clarith ends up becoming a nun in an Eldoh church.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In the novels, Riliane's hair is eventually cut short, while Kyle's hair is brushed back while he's still [[spoiler:under Prim's control]]. Also, Elluka fits this in a way
* ExtremeOmnivore: Banica Conchita
* FamousLastWords:
** "Wait! I haven't told you yet that I love you ..." [[spoiler: Duke Venomania, to Gumina Glassred]], although it's unclear whether he actually said it out loud.
** "There's still something I haven't eaten." [[spoiler: Banica Conchita]]
** "Take care ... and ... don't cry ..." [[spoiler: Leonhart Avadonia, to Allen]]
** "Wha- ... [[spoiler: Ney]] ..." [[spoiler: Mariam Futapie]]
** "Oh, it's time for a snack!" (alternately translated as "Oh, it's teatime!") [[spoiler: Allen, impersonating Riliane]]
** "See you later, bye-bye." [[spoiler: Ney Futapie]]
** "Thank you." [[spoiler: Riliane Lucifen d'autriche]]
* FantasticRacism: While it's part of ColorCodedForYourConvenience in the Daughter of Evil [=PVs=], the discrimination in Daughter of White is most explicitly due to hair color.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Evillious:
** Lucifenia is France.
** Elphegort is Germany.
** Marlon is Great Britain.
** Asmodean is Eastern Europe with some arabic elements.
** Beelzenia is Ancient Rome or Italy, depending on the year.
** Levianta is Russian Empire.
** Snakeland is Japan.
* FightingFromTheInside:
** In the ''Duke Venomania'' manga, Lilien Tarner attempts and fails to do this against Venomania.
** In ''Blood-Stained Switch'', the protagonist constantly struggles against her [[TheKillerInMe murderous other self]], but she is rarely successful.
* FiveBadBand:
** Pere Noel seems to be this:
*** TheBigBad: Julia (Santa) (She's the leader.)
*** TheDragon: Hansel (Lemy/Pierrot) (he seems to be most loyal to Julia.)
*** TheEvilGenius: Margarita Blankenheim (Princess Sandman) (it takes brains to [[spoiler: systematically poison everyone in your town]].)
*** TheBrute: Gumillia (Sniper) (she relies on weaponry and appears to be a BloodKnight. She's more loyal to Elluka than Julia though.)
*** TheDarkChick: Blue and Samurai (Purple) (the former "will never get a turn" and the latter does odd jobs for everyone.)
*** SixthRangerTraitor: Elluka Clockworker (The Magician) (she seems to be [[ReverseMole trying to gather information]] with Gumillia's help.)
** The Sin Vessels seem to have started one of their own as of ''Capriccio Farce'':
*** TheBigBad: The Clockwork Doll (taking up her father's gavel and planning to lead all of her minions to Hell)
*** TheDragon: The GEAR (his UndyingLoyalty to the Doll)
*** TheBrute: The Master of the Graveyard (her job is to [[ToServeMan "dispose of"]] anyone who enters the forest)
*** TheEvilGenius: MA (Elluka's a smart lady, after all...)
*** TheDarkChick: The Waiter (her position in the theater is very limited and she's very ticked off by it)
*** {{The Sixth Ranger}}s: Gammon Octo and MA ("The Sorceress of Time/the Cursed Gardener/acting as replacements for the vessels left asleep/as we are invaders of the true elements/we keep our true desires buried deep...") and the Master of the Hellish Yard, to a certain degree.
*** TokenGoodTeammate: Irregular/[[spoiler: [[MessianicArchetype The Master of the Heavenly Yard]]]] (for obvious reasons)
* FiveManBand: Yukina's group in the third and fourth novels can be seen like this:
** TheHero: [[InnocentProdigy Yukina]], with many traits of TheSmartGuy and some of TheChick.
** TheLancer: [[LadyInRed Germaine]], doubles as TheBigGuy in Prefazio.
** TheSmartGuy: [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Gumillia]] [[spoiler: and to an extend, [[CourtMage Elluka.]]]]
** TheBigGuy: [[SuperStrength Chartette]], although she only appears in the third novel.
** SixthRanger: [[IJustWantToBeNormal King Kyle]], after [[spoiler: being freed from the mirror's influence]].
* ForcedIntoEvil: [[spoiler:Mikina Freesis was tricked by Prim into entering a contract with the demon of Greed, which resulted in her accidentally killing her father, and was told that the demon would go after her husband and kids next if she didn't start working for Abyss. This resulted in the deaths of Michaela (and all the fallout from that) and Ney, and nearly that of Yukina.]]
* ForegoneConclusion: Mostly in the POVSequels, though [[PlayingWithTropes played with]] heavily. RE_Birthday could possibly be one for the entire Seven Deadly Sins series.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Frequently.
** ''Story of Evil'': In ''Daughter of Evil'', the narration points out that Allen's face strongly resembles Riliane's. This foreshadows both the revelation that they are, in fact, twins, and [[spoiler: their TwinSwitch]].
** ''The Madness of Duke Venomania'': In the phrase "the taste of the libido that hid poison, the pleasure of the blade that cuts", "poison" and "blade" seem to be metaphorical, but they actually foreshadow [[spoiler: Venomania's death after being stabbed with a poisoned blade]] at the end of the song.
** ''Conchita, the Epicurean Daughter of Evil'': Look at some of the dishes at around the 25-second mark. One of them is a ''camera'' on a skewer. While it's nowhere near what she eats later on in the song, it should clue you in on just what kind of a gourmet Conchita is.
** In ''Chrono Story'': There are three women appeared at the beginning of the song; blond, pink, and black haired respectively. [[spoiler: AllThereInTheManual revealed that these women are the forms that Elluka took across the series; her original form, Lukana Octo's body wearing her ''Story of Evil'' sorceress garb, and Kayou Sudou's body whose hair turned pink because of her BodySurf.]]
** Among Venomania's victims are Teto Cetera, a soldier, Neru Neru Nerune, a spy, and Rindo Blume, a nun. [[spoiler: In Story of Evil, Chartette Langley eventually becomes a unit leader in Beelzenia's military, while Ney Futapie was a spy for Marlon all along. Riliane also became a nun in her old age as shown in ''Kept Waiting for a Response.'']]
** Around the 0:26 mark in the PV of ''Moonlit Bear,'' there's blood on the hem of Eve Moonlit's dress. [[spoiler:At the end of the song, we find out that she murdered Hansel and Gretel's mother.]]
** Just before the beginning of the actual song in the video for ''Little Garden Girl,'' the sound of someone winding a clockwork key is heard. [[spoiler:The song ends with the reveal that Gallerian Marlon's "daughter" is actually a clockwork doll.]]
* ForHappiness: Margarita's motive. Whether or not she's telling the truth is debateable.
* FracturedFairyTale
* {{Frameup}}: In ''The Escape of Salmhofer, the Witch'', Meta Salmhofer is framed for the murder of Eve Moonlit's children.
** That, or the fact that she, as the Apocalypse's Witch of Marigold, bloodshed and murder in her wake.
* FramingDevice: The Evils Kingdom and Evils Court booklets, which are about MA telling stories to a soon to be judged theater intruder and Gammon Octo's thoughts on the scripts he helps MA create, respectively.
* FreudianExcuse: Many of the sins have one. Some are only hinted at in the [=PVs=] (Conchita); others are discussed briefly (Venomania, Princess who brings Sleep). Daughter of Evil doesn't hint at a Freudian Excuse, but Servant of Evil does.
** For the exact list: Conchita: [[spoiler:If she didn't finish her food, she'd be punished]]; Venomania: [[spoiler:He was rejected by his childhood friend for his hideousness]]; Margarita: [[spoiler: Manipulated and used by everyone in her life]]; Riliane: [[spoiler: Being possessed by two demons and forced in a position of authority at such a young age warped her mind so much she didn't care what damage she did]].
* FreudianTrio: The Three Heroes of Lucifenia, with Leonhart Avadonia as the Id, Elluka Clockworker as the Ego and Mariam Futapie as the Superego.
* FriendlessBackground: Clarith.
* GenderFlip: One popular cover of ''The Madness of Duke Venomania'' is ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL1_EDMJZYM The Madness of Miss Venomania]]'', featuring Luka as the eponymous mistress. Subverted in that all of the victims [[spoiler:and her assassin]] are ''[[LesYay still female]].''
** I present to you, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbpdZ4Ps2V0 Prince]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OQkijp02XM Maid of Evil]].
* GenerationXerox: Often to {{Handwave}} many characters being played by the same Vocaloid. All Gakupo characters are certain to come from Venomania, and the blue haired men almost always belong to the Marlon Royal Family (even if distantly). Most Miku characters also seem to come from Mikulia Greeonio, who has been noted to [[IdenticalStranger look like Eve Moonlit]] by Elluka.
* {{God}}: The Master of the Heavenly Yard, AKA [[spoiler: Allen Avadonia]], although the tittle originally belongs to [[spoiler: Sickle, the god of creation]]
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Riliane. [[spoiler: That is, until she realizes what she's done and regrets it, after her brother's sacrifice and death.]] Also, [[spoiler: Prim Marlon]].
* GodivaHair: Mikulia Greonio in the PV for ''Flower of the Plateau''.
* GoldDigger: Caspar, who married Margarita Blankenheim because she was the daughter of a doctor and thus had a lot of wealth, is a male version of this.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Some of Conchita's delicious [[ImAHumanitarian (not)]] dishes are censored with mosaics, with the names either being partially censored out or even entirely censored.
* GottaCatchThemAll: The fragments of sin that were scattered across the world. Although Elluka's quest gets the most focus, Gallerian is trying to fufill his own dreams by collecting them for her, and Julia desires the vessels for herself and clashes with Elluka over them.
* GreenAesop: ''Watching Us''. Interestingly, it doesn't so much go for showing the effect the smog spewing factory has on the environment, as it does the effects on the people in the town; Len gets [[IllGirl severely]] [[LittlestCancerPatient ill]] from all the smog and Rin has to work hard in a sweatshop to pay off the hospital bills. [[spoiler: Luka, a personified star, sees and hears all this and notices how everyone wishes on stars, including the twins. She then expresses guilt that she is unable to give them their wishes and [[DramaticIrony desperately wishes herself]] [[TearJerker that she could help them]]]].
* GriefSong: ''Regret Message''
* {{Grimmification}}
* GuileHero: Elluka comes across as this.
* HandsomeLech: Duke Venomania
* HangingJudge: The Clockwork Doll usually deems defendants that enter the forest guilty, and shouts for Gammon to be executed.
** Gallerian Marlon as well (but only if you can't pay him).
* HaremSeeker: Duke Venomania
* HeartwarmingOrphan: The singer from ''Kept Waiting for a Response''.
* TheHedonist: Duke Venomania and Conchita even more so.
** The fact that they are related won't surprise anyone.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:Ney Futapie]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Riliane]] in ''Story of Evil''.
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler: Riliane, Kyle, and Ney]] in ''Story of Evil'', [[spoiler:Eve]] in ''Moonlit Bear''.
* HeroicBSOD: Yukina gets hit hard with this after [[spoiler:Mikina confesses to assisting Abyss, helping kick off the Green Hunting and telling Ney where Michaela was. When Abyss surrounds Yukina with fire, she's still too shocked to do anything but give up and wait to die]].
* HeroicSacrifice: In ''Story of Evil'', [[spoiler: Allen [[TwinSwitch switches places with Riliane]] in order to save her from execution]]; in ''Heartbeat Clocktower'', [[spoiler: the narrator takes out his own heart and uses it to prevent the clock from stopping]] in order to keep the clockwork doll alive.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Clarith.
* HowDoYouLikeThemApples: The events that transpire in Moonlit Bear are heavy in apple-related imagery. They're later referred to in Chrono Story as [[Literature/BookOfGenesis the "original sin"]], and AllThereInTheManual refers to the couple as ''Adam'' and ''Eve'' Moonlit.
* HowWeGotHere: ''Flame of Yellow Phosphorus'' opens with Rin being burned at the stake, then flashes back to what led to her execution.
* HumanityEnsues: Voluntarily done for Michaela and Gumillia.
* HumansAreBastards: When everything messed-up in the story is started by a woman stealing twins from their mother and said twins killed her before spreading the woman's impure to the world, you know that the chronicle doesn't have many nice people in it.
-->'''Gear:''' The only ones to be truly terrible...
-->'''Clockwork Doll:''' ... were the humanity's desire.
* IconicItem: The Sins each have one:
** [[FlowerMotifs The Rose]] and [[FreudWasRight the Venom Sword]] for Lust.
** [[HowDoYouLikeThemApples The Seeds]] and [[PoweredByAForsakenChild Conchita's Bloody Glass]] for Gluttony.
** [[AllThatGlitters The Precious Stone]] and [[{{Narcissist}} The Four Mirrors of Lucifenia]] for Pride.
** [[WindIsGreen The Wind]] and [[ClockworkCreature The Clockwork Doll]] for Sloth.
** [[MakingASplash The Spring]] and [[ImprobableWeaponUser Kayo's Scissors]] for Envy.
** [[DishingOutDirt The Soil]] and [[StealthPun The Marlon Spoon]] for Greed.
** [[ArcSymbol The Forest]] and [[CoolKey The Golden Key]] for Wrath.
* IdenticalGrandson: Evidently, if we're to assume that the Gardener is the descendant of Venomania. And also according to WordOfGod, a character in ''Story of Evil'' named Gast Venom is also one of his descendant and unlike the Gardener, is a purple-haired man just like Venomania. Maybe the blood hasn't thinned enough.
** There is also the Marlon line, starting from when Kachees Crim married the queen of Marlon. Among his descendants are Kyle Marlon in the 500s and Gallerian Marlon in the 900s. All of them have blue hair and eyes.
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: Most of the Seven Sins songs take place in a country or region named after a demon that's associated with the sin: Asmodean (Asmodeus), Beelzenia (Beelzelbub), Lucifenia (Lucifer), Levianta (Leviathan), and Elphegort (Belphegor). Greed doesn't follow this,[[note]]Gallerian's surname is Marlon, a reference to Mammon and an actual kingdom in the story, but his song takes place where Levianta once was[[/note]] but does take place when all the regions have combined into the Union State of Evillious.
** While the wrath song hasn't been released yet, there is a region called Retasan (Satan) in Evillious. The wrath song will probably take place there.
* IDontWantToDie: At the end of the novel ''Closure of Yellow'', [[spoiler: Allen]] briefly goes through this.
* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler:Kayo resorts to this after three instances of MurderTheHypotenuse]] in ''Tailor Shop on Enbizaka''. Additionally, in ''Gift of the Princess who Brought Sleep'', [[spoiler:Margarita's husband, who only married her for the dowry and cheats on her often, is the first victim of her poison]].
* IHaveManyNames: Many people in the chronicle are known to have many aliases and RedBaron, but special mention goes to Abyss I.R, who is known as [[spoiler:Iriina Clockworker, I. Santa, Julia Abelard, and the Successor of Leviantan]].
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Clarith prays for a friend in the beginning of ''Daughter of White''.
* ImAHumanitarian: Banica Conchita
** [[spoiler: {{I Taste Delicious}}]]: This too...
* {{Immortality}}: Elluka, Hansel, Gretel, and Gumillia. The twins are confirmed to be BornAgainImmortality.
* ImprobableAge: WordOfGod places Gallerian at a rather young age to be a high-ranking judge.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: [[spoiler: Kayo Sudou murders four people with ''sewing scissors'']].
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Duke Venomania seems to have this.
* TheInfiltration: Elluka joins Pere Noel under an alias, but when she tries to get Lemy to leave, he instead reveals her betrayal to Julia, and Elluka goes missing the next day. [[spoiler: However, her apprentice Gumillia was still on the inside and thus able to carry out her orders to kill Lemy.]]
* InLoveWithTheMark: The main plot of ''The Last Revolver''. This does ''not'' end well. It also shows up in ''Servant of Evil''.
* InnocentFlowerGirl: The girl in ''Flame of Yellow Phosphorus'', as a tribute of ''the Little Matchstick Girl''. Whether her innocence is real or not, depends on how you see her action. Mikulia is also known as this, [[spoiler:while the truth is... [[ReallyGetsAround not so much]]]].
* InstantSedation: [[spoiler:Between the time Clarith retrieves her mother's sleeping pills and the time Michaela passes out, it becomes clear that she couldn't have been drugged while fleeing the soldiers, meaning that Clarith had to have slipped it to her during their kiss. Michaela starts falling asleep the moment their kiss ends.]]
* InternalizedCategorism: Clarith puts herself down constantly for having white hair, while talking about how beautiful everyone else's green hair is.
* InTheBack: [[spoiler:Ney kills Mariam this way. To add to it, Mariam had just finished retreating from a battle she was badly injured in.]]
* InterspeciesRomance: Between Len and a frog in ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Frog's and My Love Romance]]''. Yeah, it's [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext just as weird as it sounds]]. It also [[spoiler: [[DownerEnding doesn't end well]]]]... This is also included in Story of Evil, with Michaela (a spirit of the forest whose other physical forms included a robin and a tree) being the target of affection for several humans.
* IronicEcho: In ''Escape of Salmhofer the Witch'', [[spoiler:"My children are nowhere to be found."]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: Riliane has this attitude. [[spoiler: However, she [[CharacterDevelopment eventually snaps out of it]].]]
* IWillWaitForYou: ''Kept Waiting for a Response''. [[TearJerker *sniff*]]
* JigsawPuzzlePlot
* {{Jossed}}: A ridiculous amount of fan work/fan fiction/fan speculation/fan art/fan [=PVs=]/fan music quickly became ''quite'' inaccurate once mothy started to develop his story.
* JustLikeRobinHood: In ''Story of Evil'', Allen's adoptive father Leonhart steals food from the palace in order to give it to the hungry people.
* KangarooCourt: In ''Capriccio Farce'', Gamon Octo (the gardener) is subjected to this after arriving at the theatre in the forest and getting captured.
* KarmaHoudini: In ''Tailor Shop on Enbizaka'', Kayo Sudou never gets any punishment for [[spoiler: ''killing an entire family of four out of spite'']].
** Subverted with Riliane in ''Story of Evil'' -- [[spoiler:her TwinSwitch with Allen may have helped her to escape the guillotine, but ''Message of Regret'' shows that she will have to live with the guilt of her brother's death.]]
* KarmicDeath / DeathByIrony: The Seven Deadly Sins characters;
** In ''Conchita'', the titular character [[spoiler: ''eats herself'']].
** In ''Venomania'', the duke is killed by [[spoiler: a man dressed like a woman]].
** In ''Judgement'', Marlon is [[spoiler: sent to Hell with the ''exact same words he gave criminals'']].
** In ''Princess Sleep-Bringer'', Margarita [[spoiler: commits suicide by drinking the poison she had given to everyone]].
** Riliane and Kayo don't die but Riliane loses her brother and it is essentially her fault. As for miss Sudou, well, see above... [[spoiler: but also subverted, because now her body isn't even her own again.]]
** Not a Deadly Sin character, but [[spoiler:Rin]] from ''Flame of Yellow Phosphorus''. She [[spoiler:burns down her house with her father still inside, and is in turn executed because of the aforementioned killing via death by fire.]]
** Another non-Deadly Sin example: in ''Tale of Moonlit Abandonment,'' [[spoiler:Eve Moonlit is killed by the children she stole from their rightful mother and abandoned in the forest.]]
* KillItWithFire: In the beginning of ''Flame of Yellow Phosphorus'', [[spoiler:Rin is shown being burned at the stake. It's later revealed that she's being executed for setting fire to her home and killing her father in the process.]] It's also a likely cause of death for [[spoiler:Gallerian Marlon, if he didn't die from other causes like smoke first]].
** MurderByCremation: The children of ''Tale of Moonlit Abandonment'' come across a witch and shove her into the oven. Oh, and [[spoiler:that "witch" was actually their adoptive mother]].
* KillTheOnesYouLove: ''The Last Revolver'' has this, although the reason isn't clear. It's also brought up in ''Story of Evil'', where [[spoiler: Allen has to kill Michaela, whom he loves, [[MyMasterRightOrWrong because Riliane told him to]]. He isn't able to carry it out ''or'' save Michaela, but he still takes the blame]].
* TheKillerInMe: ''Blood-Stained Switch''.
-->"From the time when I was born, a girl who wanted to kill had taken root within me."
* [[KingIncognito King]][=/=][[KingIncognito Princess Incognito]]: [[spoiler:Ney, who keeps this up even when she stops being a spy and goes back to Marlon, Kyle, who wants to interact with people below his status and uses a penname for his artwork, which he later adopts as a disguise during the revolution, and Riliane, who is forced to do this since she was supposed to have been executed.]]
* KnightTemplarParent: Gallerian Marlon.
* LadyAndKnight: Riliane and Allen are of the dark type.
* LadyKillerInLove: Venomania is in love with his childhood friend Gumina.
* LadyOfWar: Mariam Futapie, who moves elegantly in battle even when covered in the blood of enemies she's cut down.
* LaResistance: Germaine starts building one after her father's death, and it eventually grows into a complete revolution.
* LastDisrespects: In the supplementary novels for The Evillious Chronicles, one of the main characters, Elluka Clockworker attends the funeral of Leonheart Avadonia, apparently just to call him an idiot, and leaves.
* LastKiss: And only kiss, [[spoiler:shared by Clarith and Michaela before the latter is forced by the former to hide in a well. Michaela is killed a couple of days later, and she is intangible when she appears to Clarith after this.]]
* LastNoteNightmare: At the end of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7y2W-ZPmfs a Nico Nico Chorus version of Daughter of Evil]], you hear the tune heard at the very end of Servant of Evil. One of the Nico signers starts singing the last lines of Servant of Evil... only to be cut off but a very realistic and brutal guillotine sound. Granted, the song isn't exactly happy to begin with, but ''still.''
* LetsDuet: Towards the ends of ''Servant of Evil'' and ''Thousand-Year Wiegenlied''.
* LetThemDieHappy: [[spoiler: After learning that the person Riliane sent her letter to is dead, the orphans under Riliane's care write a fake response to it and give it to her on her deathbed. However, it's implied that she knew it was fake]].
* LivingMacGuffin: The Desert Bluebird, which has the ability to grant wishes.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: See ReusedCharacterDesign.
* {{Lolicon}}[=/=]MayDecemberRomance: In the fourth verse of ''Tailor Shop on Enbizaka,'' Kayo Sudou sees her boyfriend buying a yellow hairpin for a girl "that looks much too young", saying, "What do you think you're doing? You really have no boundaries." [[spoiler:Subverted when we find out the yellow hairpin girl was the man's ''daughter,'' not his other lover.]]
* LongLostRelative: Riliane lost her memories of Allen being her brother, and it's only when [[spoiler:he's preparing to sacrifice himself for her sake]] that she finds out about it. Additionally, in ''Prefazio of Blue'', [[spoiler:it's revealed that Ney's father was the king of Lucifenia, making her a half-sister to the twins, although they might not have ever known. ''Prefazio'' is also where Kyle learns that Ney is his own half-sister as well]].
* LouisCypher: Every country on the contient of Bolganio has a name derived from the Seven Princes of Hell and the country that demon is associated with is also the location of the Epitome of Sin:
** Asmodeus/Asmodean:Lust
** Beelzebub/Beelzenia: Gluttony
** Lucifer/Lucifenia: Pride/Vanity
** Belphegor/Elphegort: Sloth
** Leviathan/Levianta: Envy
** Mammon/Marlon:Greed
** Satan/[[spoiler:Unknown]]:Wrath
* LoveAtFirstSight: Allen fell in love with Michaela at first sight. In ''Daughter of White'', it was revealed that Kyle was also this way to Michaela.
* LoveChart: The guidebook for the ''Story of Evil'' series has one.It can be seen [[http://images.wikia.com/theevilliouschronicles/images/4/4e/Akuno_chart.jpg here]].
* LoveDodecahedron: ''Story of Evil.'' For starters, while not a romantic love, Allen has very strong devotion for Riliane that is eventually returned. Riliane is engaged to Kyle and wants to go through with it, but he has no interest in her and pines for Michaela, who is also loved by Allen. Michaela instead loves Clarith, which is reciprocated. The novels keep on adding to it by revealing that a man from Clarith's village had feelings for her, while multiple men proposed to Michaela.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Allen is an example of the "genuinely well-meaning LoveMartyr" variety (in ''Servant of Evil'', he even says outright that he's willing to become evil if it's to protect Riliane), Kayo Sudou is an example of the "obsessive" variety.
* LoveMartyr: Allen. Margarita Blankenheim from ''Gift of the Princess who Brought Sleep'' was also one, seeing as she was in love with (and married to) a player who was blinded by money [[spoiler:and then she poisoned him...]]
* LoveTriangle: Princess Riliane is head-over-heels in love with her betrothed (Kyle), who falls in love with a girl from another country (Michaela). [[MurderTheHypotenuse This does not end well.]]
** Allen is also in love with Michaela, who is RomanticTwoGirlFriendship with Clarith.
*** TriangRelations: Michaela, Allen, and Kyle is Type Three while Michaela, Kyle, and Riliane is Type Five.
* LyricalDissonance: Mothy '''''REALLY''''' loves this trope, to the point that when he makes a "cute" song fans can't believe it, to the point that some even ''pick the lyrics apart, piece by piece'' to find some sign of a tragedy in the song.
** The shadow parade really takes the cake though.
* MadnessMantra: From ''Full Moon Laboratory''; "La la la la la la la lu lu lu..."
* MadScientist: ''Full Moon Laboratory''.
-->'''???''': Even under a crescent moon the experiments must continue
--> This white labcoat is stained with red
--> La la la la la la la lu lu lu...
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident / NeverSuicide: In Ma Survival, [[spoiler: Irina kills Milki and Li through these methods. One of them is sent off of a cliff, and it's claimed that she simply tripped and fell. Another one is found hanged, and it's alleged that she killed herself because of the grief the fighting caused her.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Prim Marlon]] and [[spoiler: Ney Futapie]].
* MasochistsMeal: Conchita, before becoming a cannibal even.
--> At the table with an array of food that would sicken a normal person/Sits a lone woman eating it with a smile...
* MeaningfulEcho: Used often in the ''Story of Evil'' with examples like the line "Afterwards, when people speak of her they say 'She truly was a Daughter of Evil.'" from ''Daughter of Evil'' coming back as "Ah, how can this be? She truly is a Daughter of Evil." in ''Daughter of White''. Also, the song ''Maiden of Wood ~1000-Year Wiegenlied~'' [[note]]"Wiegenlied" is German for "lullaby"[[/note]] (its official English title is ''Spirit of ELD'') from the CD ''Evils Court'' quotes a lot of lines from ''Daughter of White'' and ends with the phrase "If we could be reborn ...", which was also used in ''Servant of Evil'' and ''Regret Message''.
* MindScrew: Good luck trying to tie the Seven Deadly Sins songs into a cohesive plot, even with the help of WordOfGod! The "canon" involved in them involves all of the songs listed above, at ''least''. There may be more already out that don't have solid links yet.
** Those new to the Chronicles might find some of the casting strange. They may understand Meiko being a psychotic cannibal and Miku being a corrupt judge, but apparently now [[spoiler: Gumi is Satan and Len is God]]. [[FlatWhat What]].
* MistakenForGay: When talking about her lack of interest in romantic relationships, Michaela words it in a way that sounds like she's saying she's not interested in men, and right as she realizes how it can be misinterpreted, Clarith laughs and tells her she's the same way. In a subversion, Michaela does later turn out to be attracted to women (or at least Clarith), though her views on men remain unclear.
* MirrorSelf: In ''South North Story''.
* MoeAnthropomorphism: In ''Capriccio Farce'', it's revealed that the sins' item vessels would transform into human when they awaken, taking some aspects of its sinner's appearance and traits, like how Conchita's glass is a cannibal and being flanked by a pair of servant and maid.
** In the novel the Glass Of Conchita is revealed to have control of the dead as one of its powers, it could very well be the '''same''' servant and maid that were [[ImAHumanitarian eaten.]]
** [[spoiler: In ''Sleepless Torture Tower'', the three sisters.]]
* MoralityKitchenSink: The Evillious Chronicles. Most of the characters are some shade of gray, with a few irretrievably evil individuals and the occasional genuinely good person thrown into the mix.
* MostWritersAreWriters: There's Yukina, a young novelist, in Story of Evil, and MA, who presents herself as a playwright interested in writing a movie about the Deadly Sins.
* MotorMouth: The Servants do this a couple of times in ''Capriccio Farce'' and the Clockwork Doll joins them the second time.
* MoodSwinger: Elluka Clockworker. She's referred to as "the whimsical sorceress" for a reason.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Ney Futapie]]
* MonsterClown: Len is a surprisingly cute example in ''The Fifth: Pierrot''.
* MoodWhiplash: Halfway through ''Playing With Words''. Also, the order of the songs in the albums can cause this as well; for example, in the CD ''Evils Theater'', ''Conchita, the Epicurean Daughter of Evil'' is immediately followed by ''Ten Minute Love''.
** Which is quickly followed by ''[[GriefSong Regret Message]]'' making it a double example.
* MoralityChain: Inverted; Instead of going even more insane and becoming crueler, [[spoiler: Riliane]] becomes racked with regret and self-loathing after [[spoiler: Allen dies]], and desperately wants to change her ways afterward.
* MoralityPet: Allen to Riliane, [[spoiler: The Clockwork Doll]] to Gallerian.
* MotherMakesYouKing: [[spoiler:Prim doesn't care who she has to crush in order to make Kyle the king, even if it's Kyle himself.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Poor, ''poor'' [[spoiler: Riliane]].
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Allen to Riliane.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: The whole reason Elphegort was invaded and the green-haired women were massacred in Story of Evil was because Riliane wanted to be sure she killed said hypotenuse, which she succeeds at. This also happens three times in ''Tailor Shop on Enbizaka'', [[spoiler: although two of them were actually the man's daughters]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: '''[[{{Satan}}The Master Of The Hellish Yard]]'''. Other happy little names include Sateriajis Venomania, Riliane Lucifen d'Autriche, and the Master Of The Graveyard. Not to mention the lovely names of the sisters from ''Sleepless Torture Tower'', Gibbet, Rack and Maiden.
* TheNarrator: Yukina Freesis from ''The Story of Evil''.
* NiceToTheWaiter: Riliane to Allen. And apparently Chartette too, as she was stated to be the only one other than Allen who could calm Riliane when she got upset.
* NoBiologicalSex: Forest spirits don't have genders, hence why Michaela [[JapanesePronouns uses "boku" as a spirit, and "Watashi" as a human]]. Elluka nonetheless considers the spirits to be female.
* NoblewomansLaugh: At the very beginning of ''Daughter of Evil''.
** Conchita pulls one in ''Master of the Graveyard''.
* NostalgicMusicbox: Fittingly, this is used in the first verse of ''Recollective Music Box''.
* NotGoodWithRejection: Riliane and Kayo.
* NotSoDifferent: Riliane and Clarith (Haku).
* ObliviouslyEvil:
** Lemy / Pierrot in ''The Fifth: Pierrot''. He believes that he's fulfilling his mother's wishes by "killing all of the bad children in the world", not realizing that it's wrong.
** Riliane didn't seem to know that any of her actions were harmful. Being a child in a position of power, she seemed to assume that her actions were just part of ruling.
** The three sisters from ''Sleepless Torture Tower'' don't seem to think it's wrong to capture people and torture them until they either die or begin to enjoy it. (Granted, they seem to have it really in for people who are actually DESERVING of torture, but still.)
* ObsessedWithFood: Banica Conchita, to an extreme degree.
* ObviouslyEvil: [[spoiler: Gumi]]/The Master of the Hellish Yard in ''Judgement of Corruption''.

* OffingTheOffspring: Attempted in Tale of Moonlit Abandonment; as implied in the title, the twins are left behind in the forest. [[spoiler:[[SelfMadeOrphan Then they find their way back...]]]]
** In ''Flower of the Plateau'', [[spoiler: Mikulia kills her son just to make sure that no one finds out [[ReallyGetsAround her secret]]]].
* OffWithHisHead: The ending of ''Daughter of Evil'' and ''Servant of Evil''.
* OhCrap: In the PV for ''The Madness of Duke Venomania'', the Duke has this expression when [[spoiler: the jealous man stabs him]].
* OminousMusicBoxTune: The beginning of ''Prophet Merry-Go-Round''.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted with the name Mikina; Mikina Olpria is a widow who is enchanted by Venomania, while Mikina Freesis is the wife of Keel and mother of Yukina.
** Everyone in the organization Platonic works for is named Bruno. ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext.
** NamedLikeMyName: In the original Japanese spelling, Liliane is the same as Riliane. Liliane Mouchet hates her name due to the infamy of Riliane Lucifen d'Autriche.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Liliane "Lily" Mouchet
* {{Ouroboros}}: In the PV of Escape of the Witch Salmhofer, two ouroboros symbols are seen at the end, probably [[spoiler: representing the "Twin Gods" and their BornAgainImmortality]]
* OutOfCharacterAlert: Yukina figures out that [[spoiler:the person claiming to be Elluka may not actually be her]] because she claimed to hate tea when she was offered it, called Gumillia by an incorrect name, and didn't even remember Yukina's name.
* OverlyLongScream: In the novel ''Closure of Yellow'', Allen's scream when he [[spoiler: sees Michaela die]] takes up an entire ''paragraph''.
* ParasolOfPrettiness: The Master of the Graveyard.
* PeopleOfHairColour
* PimpedOutDress: several throughout the Chronicles, though Riliane, Master of the Graveyard, and Margarita Blankenheim's dresses are the best examples
* PlayingAgainstType: We reiterate, [[spoiler: [[PluckyGirl GU]][[CloudCuckooLander MI]] IS [[{{Satan}} SATAN]]]]!
** The fact that the new album's cover confirms that the BigBad is [[spoiler: ''[[GenkiGirl IROHA]] [[{{Fangirl}} NEKOMURA]]'']] manages to beat that one.
* PluckyGirl: Yukina Freesis.
* POVSequel: One of the reason the Story of Evil is so tear jerking. ''Miniature Garden Girl'' also has one in the form of ''Judgement of Corruption'', and ''Moonlit Bear'' has one in the form of ''The Escape of Salmhofer, the Witch''.
* PrincessesRule: Riliane. Justified, as she refuses to accept the title of Queen out of respect for her late mother.
* PsychoticSmirk: Meta Salmhofer has this expression at one point in the PV for ''The Escape of Salmhofer, the Witch''.
* PuppetKing / UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Kyle Marlon, who got upstaged by his own mother.]]
* QuestionableConsent: The entirety of Duke Venomania's harem. Also, [[spoiler: Arth and Prim's affair]].
* RealityEnsues: In the fourth Daughter of Evil novel, Abyss I.R. [[spoiler: while [[DemonicPossession taking control]] of Mikina]] [[TapOnTheHead hits Keel Freesis in the head]] [[spoiler: to escape and kill Ney]]. The WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue in the Fanbook states Keel never truly recovered from the concussion, and had to retire early, leaving Shou (who was way too young at the time) in charge of the Freesis Fundation.
* Really700YearsOld: Elluka is the more straight example of this, since she looks to be in her 20s but has been alive since near the start of this whole saga. Gumillia and Michaela also look in her early teens or mid-twenties, but are actually 1028 years old. The last example is justified by them being forest spirits.
* ReallyGetsAround: Venomania. ''Flower of the Plateau'' reveals that one of his victims, Mikulia, was like this too. She was ''less'' proud of it though.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: In the PV for ''Red Shoes Parade,'' the eponymous group of vagabonds is represented by shadow puppets wearing red shoes.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Eve Moonlit for half a second in the PV of ''Moonlit Bear.''
* RedHerring: Michaela is killed by a ''golden-haired assassin'', which Kyle seems to make a conclusion that Lucifenia has something to do with it in wake of Elphegort's destruction by Riliane's order. [[spoiler:It's implied that it's possible that Allen tries to hide Michaela and it's Kyle's sister, the blond-haired Ney Futapie, who killed Michaela under her birth mother Prim Marlon's order.]]
* {{Reincarnation}}: ''RE_Birthday'' deals with this.
** It also a big theme in the chronicle. Hansel and Gretel are reincarnated into [[ReusedCharacterDesign several incarnations of people played by Rin and Len or their derivatives]] (Pierrot, Conchita's servants, [[spoiler: Ney Futapie]]). Also, people who have some kind of connection with the sins will receive some of it, even as far as become the reincarnation of the sinner. The Demons of the Sins are specifically choosing people from specific nation to carry on the sins. [[spoiler:When Ney, a Marlon, got possessed by the spirit of Conchita's glass, it really surprising because of this very reason. Turns out, she's a bastard child of Arth Lucifen, Riliane and Allen's father, with Prim. Arth's firstborn is fated to bear the sin, knowing that making TheReveal very confusing to the in-universe observers, who expected Riliane to be the one. Ney's connection to the sin of Pride makes her an easy target for another sin to possess, and Conchita's connection to the Mother in ''Moonlit Bear'' becomes some kind of leverage to control over the spirit of Gretel inside the firstborn female child of Lucifen]]. [[DysfunctionJunction Yeah...]]
** In ''Prefazio of Blue'', the Master of the Graveyard calls King Kyle "this era's Soul of Adam". By now it seems that ''all'' of the Original Sin characters are reincarnated.
* ReligionOfEvil: The "Ugly God" the Lord of Torture and his daughters worship in ''Sleepless Torture Tower''.
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler: The Clockwork Doll, for Gallerian's real daughter]].
* ReusedCharacterDesign: The same Vocaloids are used to represent multiple different characters. [[http://vocaloid.wikia.com/wiki/The_Evillious_Chronicles#Characters_in_Akuno-P.27s_Chronology The Vocaloid Wikia has a list of characters]] that makes it clearer. Justified in several cases. [[spoiler: Michaela and Gumillia actually are spirits of the Eldoh Wood that taken appearance of deceased women; Michaela taken Eve Moonlit's and Gumillia taken Gumina Glassred's. Elluka's BodySurf and the Sin's item's MoeAnthropomorphism also examples of justification because from a certain point of view, they all are really the same person.]]
* ReverseMole: [[spoiler:Chartette dons a disguise and starts feeding information to the growing rebel group in Lucifenia, even though she still spends time drinking tea with Riliane. It's only after the revolution hits the palace that she severs all allegiance with Riliane.]]
** [[spoiler: Elluka and Gumilia after joining Pere Noel.]]
* RockOpera: UpToEleven: There are over thirty songs, six backup novels with more on the way. And he ''really'' doesn't care much about the RockOperaPlot. [[MindScrew At]] [[KudzuPlot all.]]
* RoyalBrat: Riliane in particular.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: [[spoiler:Clarith and Riliane.]]
** Also occurs in the songs where there are [[MindScrew two]] [[SelfCest Rins]].
* {{Satan}}: [[spoiler:Gumi]], [[{{Mind Screw}} apparently]]...
** When one looks at the demons most associated with the SevenDeadlySins, Satan (not [[LouisCypher Lucifer]], note - the two have a distinction in this case) is the closest linked to the sin of Wrath. Might double as foreshadowing.
* ScienceFantasy
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: The only reason Li Lee was allowed to become part of Project MA.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Gallerian Marlon
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: Queen Maria Moonlit prophetized the end of Levianta (her country) and the whole world by [[spoiler: Levianta's answer was to create Project [Ma] to purify the sins. The first project's failure caused Eve Moonlit's mental instability and the second project created Hänsel and Gretel, the twins she would later kill for, unleashing the "Sin" onto the world]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: In ''Okizari Tsukiyoshou (Tale of Moonlit Abandonment)'', Rin and Len kill their adoptive parents.
** In ''Flame of Yellow Phosphorus'', [[spoiler:Rin burned down her house with her father still inside.]]
** In ''Gift from the Princess Who Brought Sleep'', [[spoiler: Margarita's parents are among the victims of her poison.]]
** In ''Story of Evil'', Allen is ordered to kill his foster father because of his attempts to disobey Riliane; by this point, both of his biological parents are already dead. Another example in the same arc is [[spoiler:Ney, who first kills her foster mother, then her biological mother.]]
* [[SeparatedAtBirth Separated At Childhood]]: Riliane and Allen. Also, Pale Noel and Seth Twiright.
* SerialEscalation
* SexMontage: The PV for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsIOkbxTA9M Duke of Venomania's Madness ]] shows the many conquests of the Duke, along with lists showing their name, age, and occupation before they "went missing." [[{{Lolicon}} Disturbingly, some ages are censored.]]
** That's probably because one of them, [[spoiler: Josephine]] was [[spoiler: the name of Rin's horse from the Daughter of Evil series]]
** And another's [[{{Lolicon}} Yuki]], whose censored age is clearly in the single digits. And the last is Rin who's 14.
* SharingABody: [[spoiler: Gumillia]] and [[spoiler: Elluka]], after the latter's body is stolen by [[spoiler: Abyss I. R.]].
* ShoutOut: [[spoiler:Riliane and Allen's TwinSwitch in ''Story of Evil?'' It's to ''ATaleOfTwoCities!'']]
** ''Capriccio Farce'' to ''Franchise/AceAttorney''.
*** In the same song, Ma bears a strong resemblance to [[Manga/XxxHolic Yuuko Ichihara]].
** ''Full Moon Laboratory'' seems to be one to ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
** The song ''Desert Bluebird'' to a 1908 play called ''The Blue Bird,'' which also revolves around a BrotherSisterTeam trying to find a blue bird.
* ShrinkingViolet: Clarith comes across as this. Also, Rin's character in ''Ten-Minutes Love''.
* SiblingYinYang: Riliane is selfish and proud, Allen is a self-sacrificing LoveMartyr. While part of this can be attributed to their different upbringings, the song ''Twiright Prank'', which takes place before the twins were separated, reveals that Riliane has always been the more selfish twin.
* [[SinsOfOurFathers Sins of Our Ancestor]]: Gammon Octo's entire bloodline was cursed because of Venomania's DealWithTheDevil, and got captured by the inhabitants of the Clocktower in the first place because he wants to cleanse the sin from the Venomania's Sword.
* SketchySuccessor: Queen Anne was actually quite competent and fair, with Lucifenia becoming prosperous under her reign. Once she died and her daughter Riliane took over, it all went right down the drain.
* SkewedPriorities: PlayedForDrama in ''Flower of the Plateau''. Mikulia cares more about keeping her secret than about [[spoiler: her son's life]].
* SlasherSmile: Gallerian - as well as some of the background... ''entities'' - show signs of this in the PV of ''Judgement of Corruption''.
** [[http://www.zerochan.net/809125 Just signs?]]
** Hilariously, said "Entities" [[ShoutOut look an awful lot like]] [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Greed]]
** In the PV of ''Capriccio Farce'', Conchita's servants have this expression.
** Ney Futapie shows signs of this in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ordI0_Fq6AA preview]] for the novel ''Praeludium of Red'', at the end of ''Retrouver of Silver'' and throughout the PV for ''Handbeat Clocktower''.
* SleightOfTongue: [[spoiler:Clarith manages to not only slip a sleeping pill to Michaela this way, but she somehow gets her to swallow it without noticing before its effects kick in!]]
* SmugSnake: Riliane Lucifen d'Autriche. Fitting, since she represents ''Pride''.
** Gallerian Marlon comes across as this too. [[spoiler: Until we find out his [[ThanatosGambit real]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans plan]]]].
** Venomania definitely qualifies.
* SoHappyTogether: ''Daughter of White'' and ''Thousand-Year Wiegenlied'' cover this.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Until recent WordOfGod, the fanbase was divided on referring to the characters from the ''Story of Evil'' by their Vocaloid names (Rin, Len, Miku, etc) or their play/novel names (Riliane, Allen, Michaela, etc). Now that WordOfGod has given the main characters in the Seven Deadly Sins songs names, it appears that the play/novel names are canon.
** Likewise, it is still undecided whether Conchita's first name is pronounced "Vanika" or "Banika".
** Given the play on the word ''caniba''[[note]]Latin for cannibal[[/note]] it is most likely "correctly" transliterated as Banica.
** There's also an ongoing debate as to whether Allen's last name is correctly spelled "Avadonia" or "Abbadonia". This is an odd example in that there shouldn't even be a debate - the way his name is spelled in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katakana katakana]] uses one of the character combinations specifically created to represent syllables involving the "v" sound, which does not exist in the Japanese language. So, the correct spelling would be "Avadonia", but "Abbadonia" is the more common spelling among fans (likely due to the demon Abbadon).
** There was a brief debate right after the release of the novel whether to refer to the princess as Rillianne or Lillianne (the latter being an actual name), but the former is more common in usage to emphasize her origin of Rin (with an R).
*** Also, whether it's written Rilliane or Riliane (The latter seems to be the official spelling according to the worldguide and mothy's blog).
*** Riliane vs. Liliane has been revived with the introduction of R/Liliane Mouchet, aka Lily. On one hand, her name is said to be the same as the Daughter of Evil's, which is why she strongly prefers her nickname. However, her nickname works better with Liliane than with Riliane, even though both are spelled the same in Japanese. Complicating matters further is that both women were named after a common ancestor, R/Liliane Roses. Since the Daughter of Evil's name has been officially written as Riliane, it should follow that the other names are Riliane Roses and Riliane Mouchet, but Liliane remains very popular for the latter.
** Also, "Clarise" vs. "Clarith"; the former spelling used to be much more common among fans due to being a more natural name, but there's one illustration in the guidebook in which the latter version is used, so "Clarith" is more likely to be the official spelling.
** It is also undecided whether Margarita's last name is correctly spelled "Blankenheim" or "Branchenheim".
** The Clockwork Lullaby; no one is sure if it's spelled "Lu Li La" or "Ru Ri Ra".
* SplitPersonality: The protagonist of ''Blood-Stained Switch''.
* StalkerWithACrush: [[spoiler: '''''Kayo Sudou''''']]
** According to WordOfGod, her name even [[MeaningfulName means stalker]].
* StarCrossedLovers: Gumilia and the guy she's singing about in ''The Last Revolver''. [[spoiler:Michaela and Clarith]] in ''Story of Evil''.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: ''Every single'' inhabitant of the Clocktower is planning against the Clockwork Doll. Except for [[UndyingLoyalty GEAR]]]]
* StealthPun / VisualPun: Pride's item was the Four Mirror of Lucifenia. But when the mirrors themselves are shown, there are only two mirrors visible. One might think that maybe it's an error or the other two mirror weren't shown; but remember that Riliane and Allen's role was played by the Kagamine pair and as seen in picture above, the mirrors are reflecting each twin and creating four [[BilingualBonus Kagamine]] in process.
** Another one, again with BilingualBonus, is from ''Flame of Yellow Phosphorus''. Rin was burnt on stake, just like how rin[[note]]Japanese for phosphorus[[/note]] on her matches burnt. Combine it with the song's title and you got a hell of pun for this tear-jerking song.
** And then Capriccio Farce has each Kagamine play two characters,[[note]]Each plays a servant of the Master of the Graveyard, Rin plays the waiter, and Len plays Irregular[[/note]] again making four Kagamine.
** The Waiter [[spoiler:kept '''waiting''' for a response]].
* StepfordSmiler: Margarita Blankenheim in ''Gift From Princess Sleep-Bringer'' and Mikulia Greonio in ''Flower of the Plateau''. Allen tends to come across as this as well.
** StepfordSuburbia: What Margarita wanted Toragay to become.
* TheStoic: Gumillia.
* SuccessionCrisis: Two existed in Story of Evil. First, when Riliane and Allen lost their father, a political struggle took place over which one of them would get to rule after their mother died, resulting in the assassinations of two ministers and, according to the official records, Allen. The second was in Marlon thanks to the king having numerous children with his mistresses. [[spoiler:To ensure that only her child Kyle could rule, Prim assassinated almost all of his half-siblings.]]
* SuicideIsPainless: [[spoiler: It's not clear whether Conchita was truly on the brink of starvation or if her appetite was just too hard to ignore, but she ends up eating herself because she's the last "edible" meal left in her castle. She actually seems rather pleased that she got to taste everything in the world.]]
* SurvivorGuilt: In ''Daughter of White'', [[spoiler:Clarith felt this after the green-haired women were killed, ''especially'' for her friend Michaela, whom she wished she could have switched places with.]]
** ''Regret Message'' is about this, though it really ''is'' her fault in this case.
* TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler: The Clockwork Doll]] became the Clocktower's Director after Gallerian and the second guardian's death. She's even using Gallerian's hammer and playing the judge's role in Gammon's court.
** The three sisters of ''The Sleepless Torture Tower'' are mentioned to have picked up their duties in honour of their father.
* TangledFamilyTree: In ''Story of Evil'', [[spoiler:Lucifen, Avadonia, Futapie, and Marlon]] can all be connected on the same tree. Bonus points for [[spoiler:Kyle and Riliane, who are engaged, both having Ney as a half-sister]].
** Everyone is related to [[ReallyGetsAround Duke Venomania]]. ''Everyone.''
* ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Gallerian Marlon]].
* TheirFirstTime: Implied briefly about Gumillia and her boyfriend in ''The Last Revolver'':
-->''On an Autumn night we became one...''
* ThereAreNoTherapists: As it would seem in all of Evilious, and a few of the other songs. Or the novels. Or manga... Then again, there wouldn't have been as much drama with them, and they probably wouldn't have done very much good in some cases. And most of this series, if not all of it, takes place in a realm reminiscent of the time before therapists were really thought of.
* TheUnreveal: The Gluttony novel, while giving a whole lot of new information on everything, still didn't address [[spoiler: how the hell Conchita ate herself.]]
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: ''Madam Merry Go-Round''. See AllJustADream above.
* {{Timeskip}}: The novel ''Praeludium of Red'' takes place five years after ''Story of Evil'', and ''Flower of the Plateau'' takes place five years after ''The Madness of Duke Venomania''.
** ''Kept Waiting for a Response'' occurs in Riliane's old age.
* TitleDrop: Occurs occasionally in the songs. The most blatant is ''Judgment of Corruption'' (where it is part of the chorus), and in ''Daughter of White'' where Clarith calling Riliane a ''Daughter of Evil'' is emphasized in both the song and the PV.
** More often than not, the last line of the chorus of ''The Sleeples Torture Tower'' is "goumontou wa nemuranai", which is the Japanese title of the song.
* TokenYuriGirls: Michaela and Clarith.
* TogetherInDeath: This [[AmbiguousSituation may or may not be]] the outcome of ''The Last Revolver''.
* TongueTrauma: Clarith inflicts this on herself in ''Wiegenlied of Green''. She bites down on her tongue when [[spoiler:she learns that Michaela has been killed, and she starts to bleed so badly that the soldiers that have captured her begin to panic and give her medical treatment]].
* TooDumbToLive: The mother in ''Moonlit Bear.'' Honestly, who leaves their twin babies alone in the forest in the ''middle of the night?!''
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler: Michaela]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Princess Riliane is associated with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brioche brioche]]- she talks eagerly about eating it in ''Servant of Evil'' and has learned to cook it herself by ''Daughter of White'', and the fandom plays it up even more. May be a Marie Antoinette joke.
* TwinSwitch: In "Servant of Evil"
** A similar scenario is discussed in "South North Story". The two Rin's meet and notice that they look so similar, they could pull off a TwinSwitch and nobody would notice.
* TwistEnding: Mothy loves this trope. For example, the ending to ''Tailor Shop on Enbizaka'' reveals that the reason Kayo's lover never comes back to her is because [[spoiler:he doesn't even ''know'' her]].
* TykeBomb: The title character of ''The Fifth: Pierrot'' is most likely an example of this. There's also [[spoiler:Ney Futapie/Marlon]] of ''Story of Evil''.
* UndyingLoyalty: Allen to Riliane.
** And possibly MA to Gallerian Marlon. "I will carry out your legacy when you die" anyone?
* UnreliableNarrator: [[spoiler: Kayo Sudou]].
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: ''[[spoiler: Madness of Duke Venomania]]'', with Kaito and his female fan-counterpart Kaiko.
* UnwantedSpouse: PlayedForDrama at the end of ''White Brick and Mourning Dress''. When the girl grew up she married someone she didn't love and lived an unhappy life, and the only thing that made her happy was her son.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Gallerian, Clockwork Doll, and Ma/Elluka all seem to think this. Gear begins to doubt this philosophy however, and Gammon thinks that it will all just end in disaster.
* VillainousBreakdown: Venomania, Conchita, and Riliane all get these toward the ends of their songs. Margarita might have gotten a minor one, but it's hard to tell.
* VillainousGlutton: Banica Conchita
* VillainProtagonist: Heck, darn near everyone connected to the SevenDeadlySins series, with exception of [[BigGood Elluka Clockworker]] (as hinted by Chrono Story).
* VillainSong: A ton.
** TheVillainSucksSong: As most of ''Daughter of Evil'' is sung ''about'' Riliane, rather than from her point of view, it's closer to this than to VillainSong.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Kayo Sudou, "With a [[{{Blatant Lies}} good attitude]] and lovely skill, she's the talk of the whole neighborhood".
* VisualNovel: Capriccio Farce's [=PV=], in a shout out to ''Franchise/AceAttorney''.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: The Vessel of Wrath, which started life as a golden key, then became the knife Clarith was going to use on Riliane.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The two Rins in ''Screws Clockwork and Pride''. They are sentient toys which were viewed as defective because they couldn't live up to the ridiculously high standards of the very arrogant people of the future and ended up in a landfill because of it.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Elluka Clockworker certainly doesn't...
-->'''Elluka/Luka''': After losing her loved one and destroying what was precious/With all of eternity handed to her/She's only left with emptiness...
* WikiRule: [[http://theevilliouschronicles.wikia.com/wiki/The_Evillious_Chronicles_Wiki The Chronicles have their own wiki now]]. Considering how [[MindScrew confusing they are]], however, this is [[TropesAreNotBad probably for the best]].
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Yukina Freesis.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: As the title of his song implies, Duke Venomania.
* WolverinePublicity: An oddly meta example - In the English communities only, people new to the author's works associate Conchita with the ''Story of Evil'' due to the popular translation of "Epicurian Daughter of Evil". "Akujiki Musume" translates more directly to "Daughter Who Eats Evil Food", and is connected to "Aku no Musume"/Daughter of Evil only through the SevenDeadlySins series.
* WorldTree: The Thousand-Year Tree, which is inhabited by a god. The first one featured in the story is Eldoh, and he is later replaced by [[spoiler:Michaela]].
* {{Yandere}}: Kayo Sudou
* YouKilledMyFather: According to extra info, Germaine's and Allen´s adopted father was a knight who tried to rebel against Rilianne's rule and sneak food out to the hungry people, but was caught and killed for his efforts. Germaine swore to avenge him, and later led the successful revolution against Rilianne. [[spoiler:[[TwinSwitch Well, mostly successful.]] Then again, Allen ''was'' the one who actually killed Leonhart, so...]]
** [[spoiler: In the novel, Germaine pleaded Allen to escape with her, however, Allen played this card so the execution would continue.]]
* YourCheatingHeart:
** Yufina who was already married, to Maylis' brother Martius, was the lover of Kachess in "The Lunacy of Duke Venomania".
** Margarita's husband in ''Gift From Princess Sleep-Bringer''.
** Kayo's husband in ''The Tailor Shop on Enbizaka'', [[spoiler: except that he's not her husband at all, he doesn't even ''know'' her, and the women she thinks he's cheating on her with are his real wife and his two daughters]].
** In ''Story of Evil'', it turns out that [[spoiler:Prim Marlon]] had an affair with [[spoiler:King Arth]], although the latter did not do so of his own free will.
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