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Better known in North America for the anime than the games which started the franchise, ''Galaxy Fraulein Yuna'' is one example of what happens when you set a magical-girl story three centuries into the future.

The main character, Yuna Kagurazaka, is a bit better off than Usagi "Franchise/SailorMoon" Tsukino as far as brains and coordination go, and has the good fortune to be winner of an interstellar beauty contest, a teen celebrity, and an IdolSinger even ''before'' she gets called to become the Savior of Light, a MagicalGirl tasked with saving the ''entire universe'' from the forces of Darkness.

So far, the franchise consists of four games (not counting remakes) and two sets of {{OAV}}s, a two-episode arc and a three-episode arc.
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!!Tropes demonstrated in this series include:

* AIIsACrapshoot - The villains of the "Abyssal Fairy" OVA are a trio of experimental androids who were created by humans but then turned out to be evil.
** Subverted in the third game [[spoiler: when it’s discovered that [[BigScrewedUpFamily Ayako, Kyoka, Genmu and their ten other sisters]] were originally built, by the [[GadgeteerGenius Machine Empress]], to be peaceful life forms. However, once civil war broke out on their home planet, they ended up [[MyMasterRightorWrong siding with their creator out of loyalty]]. [[IControlMyMinionsThrough And it all goes downhill from there]].]]
* AllLovingHero - Yuna. She will make friends with ''anyone'' [[spoiler:who hasn't actually killed one of her friends.]] (Also happens to be literal - her title of "Savior of Light" could also be translated as "Messiah of Light.")
-->'''Yuna:''' You go ahead and fight an enemy; I'm going to try to make a friend!
* AmbiguouslyGay - Yuna gushes over Polylina and declares her "my one and only love," repeatedly jumps to the (wrong) conclusion that Misaki has a not-at-all-chaste crush on her and seems ''very'' excited about this prospect, and when encouraging Ayako to come to school, she advertises it as a place with "so many friends and so many cute girls!" Even by MagicalGirl standards, the LesYay here is extremely plentiful.
-->'''Yuna:''' (to Misaki) Are you the one that put these cuffs on my hands and feet? You know, I've never really done this, especially not for a woman. *lecherous expression*
* TheAnimeOfTheGame - Probably why this series has an American fanbase at all.
* ArmorIsUseless - Debatably subverted when Yuna combines with Jiina, Erina, or Marina, as they turn into relatively full body armor, as opposed to the Light Suit's bodysuit, boots and gloves.
* {{Beauty Contest}} - The Galaxy Ojosama Contest in Yuna 1, which was really [[CalltoAdventure all a ploy to find]] the new [[TheChosenOne Savior of the Light]]. Later in the game, its shown that the planet Marina is host an annual swimsuit contest.
* BewaretheNiceOnes - Subverted in some of Yuna's squabbles with her friends, when she seems just like an average girl. Played straight in the CrowningMomentOfAwesome of the final OAV; you ''do not'' push the Savior of Light ...
* BigBulkyBomb - The third game has Teimfou... a bomb so huge [[RuleofCool it sticks out from the side of the Earth]]!
* BigEater - Yuri Cube.
* ChekhovsGun - [[spoiler: Ayako’s processor core]] in Yuna 3.
* ChekhovsGunman - Lia's very first appearance in the first game is helping Yuna talk to a foreigner with no grasp of Japanese. (Oddly, the ''foreigner'' seems like more of a ChekhovsGunman at the time ...)
* ClearMyName: The plot behind Yuna FX/OVA 1.
* CooldownHug - Happens a couple of times. Notably subverted once in the {{OAV}}s.
* CurbStompBattle - [[spoiler: Due to UnstoppableRage in reaction to Ayako's death, Yuna only takes about 30 seconds to to kill the BigBad who had previously seemed nigh unbeatable.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship - Almost every enemy Yuna fights becomes a friend later on. Slightly subverted in that this only happens directly a couple of times.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase - Lia built "Polylinia's" massive underground hideout right under the Kagurazakas' house... [[PlausibleDeniability and the Kagurazakas didn’t even know]].
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses - Princess Mirage and her battleship, the Eternal Princess. Princess of ''what'' is unclear.
* {{Expy}} - Princess Mirage strongly resembles [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Belldandy]]. Unsurprisingly since both were designed by the [[KosukeFujishima same guy]].
* FairyCompanion - Elner, who looks the part, sci-fi style. Notably does ''not'' [[HilarityEnsues cause problems]].
* GetAholdOfYourselfMan - Yuna slaps Ayako to snap her out of her electricity-shooting meltdown, then follows it up with a hug and a [[AllLovingHero befriending]].
** A funnier version of this happens in the first game, when Jiina attempts to wake up Yuna by [[RubberFace stretching her face out like silly-putty]].
* GirlishPigtails - Ayako. She's the youngest and cutest of the Abyssal Fairy villains, but she's also a KillerRabbit who likes to "play" with people by curb-stomping them, so the pigtails are more of a subversion.
* GratuitousGerman - The series's official (sort of) English title.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold - Yuna. Lia even describes her as being pure-hearted and free of guile.
* HeavySleeper - Yuna. Played for humor in the first game, used more conventionally in the anime. [[AllThereInTheManual Officially]], if she has a day off she's as likely to sleep it away as spend time with her friends.
* {{Herald}} - Elner, in the prologue to the very first game. Becomes the FairyCompanion almost immediately thereafter, as well as trying to keep Yuna on-task.
* HumongousMecha - El-Line, which appears roughly once per storyline. Debatably CombiningMecha as well, since the Matrix of Light shapeshift, merge, and grow in size to become El-Line (although this sequence is glossed over in the anime)
* IdolSinger - Yuna's side career, when she's not in school or saving Earth/the universe. Lia's career seems to surpass hers later, but Yuna still does concerts.
** There's also [[ExactlyWhatItSaysontheTin Kaede the Idol]]. However, she lives in America so you don't hear too much about her singing career.
* IHaveTheHighGround - Polylina loves doing this, but then, she's virtually [[Anime/SailorMoon Tuxedo Kamen's]] [[DistaffCounterpart opposite-sex]] [[{{Expy}} counterpart]]. Other characters do this from time to time as well.
* IKnowMaddenKombat - A few of Yuna’s enemies-turned-friends base their combat styles and tactics around favorite sports they practice: Ako and Mako (Ping-Pong), Mai (Golf), Mami (Softball), Midori (Figure Skating), Rui (Soccer) and Serika (Go-Kart Racing).
** And then there are the ones based on other activities: Mari (flower arranging), Yoshika (tea ceremony), Aleftina ([[MusicalAssassin violin]]), Himeko (punk rock) ... it's a [[WidgetSeries little weird sometimes]].
* ImprobablyFemaleCast - Yuna's father is one of a handful of male characters to appear in the franchise at all. Most of the others are unnamed.
* IronChef - Yuna FX/OVA 1 begins with Yuna participating in an Episode of “Iron Chef”… and winning by [[AwesomebutImpractical using the El-Line to fry an egg]].
* KillTheCutie - [[spoiler: Poor Ayako]]
** [[spoiler: [[OnlyMostlyDead She gets better]].]]
* LateForSchool
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters - At least they're introduced one at a time in the games. Good luck keeping track of them if you're starting with the {{OAV}}s.
* MagicalGirlWarrior - Yuna is this subtype of ...
* MagicalGirl - with (apparently) [[{{Magitek}} technology]], but still.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction - Well, losing your hand is hardly a minor injury, but Ayako's [[StuffBlowingUp reaction]] still qualifies for this trope.
* MysteriousProtector - Polylina is an homage/parody of [[Anime/SailorMoon Tuxedo Mask]], even throwing roses as a means of announcing her arrival and making a flowery speech every time she shows up. Of course, the only reason she's still "mysterious" is that Yuna is too dense to figure out that Polylina is really her friend Lia.
** The second OVA continues the ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' homage/parody by giving Polylina a white robot cat who can transform into a weapon.
* [[TokyoIstheCenteroftheUniverse Neo-Tokyo Is the Center of the Universe]] - Well, [[ClassTrip except for Yuna 2]].
* NoblewomansLaugh - More than one opponent in the (game) series will announce her presence this way.
* NoExportForYou - The games outside of Japan.
* NoFourthWall - Oh, they know you’re watching them...
* NonHumanSidekick - Elner. Also, the rest of the Matrix of Light (Yuna's android "doubles"), although they can appear human later on. Very debatably, Yuri Cube as well (as a human-looking android).
* {{Ojou}} - Subverted, inverted and deconstructed, ''especially'' by the first game - the original Japanese title was ''Ginga Ojousama Densetsu Yuna'', or "Galaxy Lady Legend Yuna" ... but very few of the "ojousama" in the game are {{Ojou}}. Especially Yuna herself - she's an ordinary girl from a not-rich family. Roppongi no Mai, on the other hand, acts like this to the hilt.
** And Luminaev [[UptoEleven cranks the concept of ‘ojou’]] to [[TheBaroness a whole new level]]…
-->'''Yuna:''' Hey, I wonder if she means “ojousama” not as “young lady” but as “my queen” like those disreputable women on TV...
* ParentalObliviousness - Yuna’s parents are clueless about her job as the universe’s protector. Of course, they do chalk up Yuna’s long absents form home, her power suit and the fact that people are always trying to blow up their neighborhood as is all part of her television career.
* PlotCoupons - Much of the first game revolves around finding Yuna's partners/"doubles." Then she needs to access the Dark Realm, and needs to go find a book with the proper incantation first. The second game plays it similarly straight, looking for the Eternal Princess's navigational beacons, and then the keys to get at one of said beacons.
* ThePowerOfFriendship - Tends to come to Yuna's aid for the final battles.
* ThePowerOfLove - Usually played straight, but horribly subverted in the second OVA when [[spoiler: Ayako tries to convert her oldest sister to the good side and it looks like it's worked as the sister draws Ayako in for a hug... and then she plunges her hand through Ayako's heart, rips out her reactor core, strangles her, and hurls her corpse at Yuna.]]
* TwentyFourHourArmor - Played for gags, laughs and lampshades in the first game... especially when Yuna’s dad realizes [[FormFittingWardrobe his daughter is going out in public with it on]].
-->Mr. Kagurazaka: N… no. I don’t get your work related clothing. After all, you’re still a pubescent girl.
* SecretIdentity - Subverted a lot in the first game. Also played with thereafter in that Yuna has ''no idea'' that Lia and Polylina are [[spoiler:the same person]].
* SexySantaDress - Yuri wore one at the beginning of the second OVA.
* ShoppingMontage - There's one in the second OVA, when Yuna takes Ayako shopping.
* ShowWithinAShow - The Masked Maiden Polylina.
* SituationalSexuality - Given the ImprobablyFemaleCast, might explain Yuna's FanGirl crush on Polylina; her fantasizing about Misaki being a StalkerWithACrush would fall into this category as well. (Her [[AllThereInTheManual official profile]] does list her favorite and least favorite types of guy.)
* TragicMonster - The sometimes-ignored finale of the Abyssal Fairy {{OAV}}s has all three of the Devil Sisters' cores pulled into one giant monster plant big enough to eat [[HumongousMecha El-Line]]. Notably, Yuna is the only one who insists on trying to save Ayako ... [[spoiler:when even Ayako's "ghost" wants Yuna to pull the trigger.]]
* TransformationSequence - Subverted gloriously in that pretty much any character who needs to transform can do so in the time it would take to throw a punch or draw a gun. Used straighter in at least one cutscene from the third game, but it's still fast and relatively practical.
* UnstoppableRage - Do not, under any circumstances, kill one of Yuna's friends. It doesn't matter how powerful or BadAss you are, ''she will utterly destroy you''.
* VerbalTic - Yuri's habit of ending all her sentences with -desu.
* WaveMotionGun - The Mirage Cannon, The Eternal Princess' main gun [[EarthShatteringKaboom that has enough firepower to obliterate a planet]]. In Yuna 3, it becomes one of Yuna's special game attacks.
* WideEyedIdealist - Yuna. Almost none of her friends can touch her in this regard. She has yet to meet either of the fates usually associated with this trope.
* WorthyOpponent - This is Lia's stated reason for assisting Yuna throughout much of the first game: she wants Yuna to ''become'' a WorthyOpponent so that they can fight it out fairly, Yuna for the side of Light and Lia for Darkness. After they finally have their duel, Lia's HeelFaceTurn kicks in and they become straight allies, with Lia frequently aiding Yuna in later battles (and storylines).

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