Even Evil Has Loved Ones: To varying degrees. All of them, except Hitomi, have someone they care about, but this can be completely superficial.
Evil Counterpart: Their abilities work almost exactly like those of the Himes in that killing one of their Childs results in them losing their powers and their most important person. Which in Hitomi's case means herself.
Personality Powers: Their powers are derived in part from the kind of character they are, and in part from the effect they have on the setting.
Protagonist-Centered Morality: Discussed with regards to the SUEs; their actions would be indefensible under most circumstances, but are meant to represent actions that "heroic" Mary Sues often take, which their authors expect us to believe are justified.
The Unfettered: For the most part, they're willing to go to whatever lengths are necessary to achieve their goals.
Unwitting Pawn: All of them are being used by the Usurper, who planned to use the winner as his body and reshape the world as he sees fit.
We Are Struggling Together: According to Word of God, any attempt to force them to fight as a team would fail because of their conflicting goals, selfish personalities and belief that they don't need anyone else to achieve their goals. In "A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause," when forced to work together, they all end up killing each other without defeating any of the Himes
"After Mother and Father died, life was often difficult, even with the wealth they left behind. I had to try hard to get by after that, and if I have many things, it's because I earned them!"
An extremely popular girl in Mai’s class, who becomes universally beloved among the Fuuka Academy community. As a result, she dies when Akane’s Child is destroyed.Her Element induces people to consider her most important in their lives. Her Child, Baldur, can revive her if people mourn her as she is dying.
The Ace: Has exemplary skill in academics and athletics.
Anti-Villain: Type IV. She doesn’t actually try to harm others.
Mariko: "But what makes you think that you're much better than they are to make that decision? And if they make mistakes, shouldn't they at least be their mistakes, and shouldn't they earn the negative and positive consequences of their actions?"
She does this more successfully, albeit with the help of her powers, once the SUEs set out.
Mariko: "The question we should be asking ourselves, more than how we plan to go about doing this, is should we be trying this?"
Shizune: "What do you mean, Suou-san?"
Mariko: "In order to win, we must potentially sacrifice 10 more innocent victims, while potentially giving up our own lives, as well as the lives of those we cherish the most. And for what? Do our goals mean so much to us that we'd risk everything and cause harm to others for them?"
"The only one I care about is myself, and I'm not about to put aside my whims to help any of you fools. You're all like livestock, and as such, it's time to fulfill your purpose and be slaughtered."
The first SUE to encounter the protagonists. She initially spends her time mind controlling people and forcing them to give people their money, but after being forced to kill a police officer and a witness, takes to darker pursuits. After capturing Natsuki and Mai, she is killed by Shizuru.
Ax-Crazy: Considered this even by her fellow SUEs.
Blunt Yes: When Mai asks her if she considers what she's doing fun.
Cold-Blooded Torture: Implies that she wants to do some to the captured Mai and Natsuki in addition to killing them
Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Deconstructed; she seems to think so, but has no concept of morality, so she deliberately forces a man to rape and murder his wife, with the rape being an afterthought to add to her fun
"Hayate is someone I love dearly, and value more than my own life. If my death enables Hayate to live on, I'd gladly give my life, so you shouldn't think that I would not kill you if I thought it necessary."
The second SUE whom the Himes face, and the first that they encounter after realizing the nature of their enemy. She attempts to change the past so that certain Himes do not come to Fuuka Academy. She fails, is defeated by Mai, Natsuki and Nao, and then is killed by Shizune.Her Element is a stopwatch and bag of magical grenades; she can stop time and throw her grenades at enemies. Her Child is Chronos, a scythe-wielding giant that can release dragon-like monsters from its blood.
Always Save the Girl: Is willing to alter time itself and risk a paradox so that she can get together with Hayate.
Blood Magic: Her Child, Chronos, spawns minions from its blood.
"You are truly arrogant to think you can stand against me or tell me what the 'real' way to practice my religion is. The Lord has endowed upon me powers that enable me to negate all of yours, and the strength to stand against an army, like Samson did against the Philistines!"
A fundamentalist Christian who seeks to gain control of the world and purge it clean of anyone who disagrees with her, or whose lifestyle she does not approve of. While she forces the Himes to flee by making their powers almost useless, Natsuki is able to kill her with a handgun in their second battle.Her Element is a long sword and a shield, and her Child is Argus, a monster with a hundred eyes that shoot laser beams. Anyone who is near her has the effectiveness of their powers reduced, the effect increasing with the number of people nearby. She can also put a sigil on one person at a time, preventing that person from using all special powers.
Aggressive Categorism: Anyone non-Christian is an enemy, and only a small portion of Christians meet her approval.
Anti-Magic: Can reduce the effectiveness of nearby people’s powers; it increases the more people are near her.
Conservation of Ninjutsu: Defeating Shizune requires a group large enough that it won’t be crippled by her Silencing Sigil, but small enough that her Silencing Aura will not have too great of an effect.
Mage Killer: The more reliant people are on special powers, the more at a disadvantage they are against hers. Since the Himes' offensive powers are almost entirely based on their Element and Child, they're especially vulnerable.
Moral Myopia: Actually cares for people as long as they share their beliefs. She has no reservations against killing those who do not.
Logical Weakness: Averted. Her Silencing Sigil would seemingly make it more prudent to Zerg Rush her, but her Silencing Aura, increasing in potency with the number of people affected, means that she is also effective against large groups.
One Woman Army: As a result of her Silencing Aura, she's most able to stand against a large group of people with superpowers, since the more there are, the weaker their powers get..
Pet the Dog: She seems happy that Kyoko is converting Reiko to Christianity, as she considers it a sincere act of faith, and wishes to protect people whose beliefs she approves of. Unfortunately, this leads to Reiko’s death.
With Us or Against Us: Considering how narrow her definition of people who can be on her side is, almost everyone is against her by default.
"All of thee can surrender thy powers to me, and I shall use them to do the work of the entire group myself."
Leader of the attack force against Fuuka Academy. She intends to kill the Himes in order to harvest their powers. She is defeated and killed in the attempt.Sekai has the ability to copy the powers of the people she stabs with her Element, and her Child can turn itself into anything, particularly materials Sekai needs for special abilities. She has absorbed the power of the Stormy Blossom Chrysoberyl with this ability.
Dual Wielding: With her Otome powers and SUE abilities, she has a katana and wakizashi.
Entitled Bitch: Patience and having to earn rewards are foreign concepts to her.
A SUE who apparently knows Mai from before she moved to Fuuka, thanks to Meiko altering Mai and everyone else’s memories. She is planning on manipulating certain people’s relationships in Fuuka Academy, but is discovered by Yukino looking in on Mai’s meeting with Meiko, and is later killed by a surprise attack from Mikoto while she and Meiko are fighting Mai.
Always Save the Girl: After they get found out, they decide to eliminate the Himes they had earlier “helped” in order to survive.
Bee Bee Gun: Her Element can rewrite people’s personalities, while her Child can summon bees to attack.
Go Out with a Smile: Upon realizing that her love for Meiko and visa versa doesn't fade even after their powers are gone.
Hidden Depths: She has actually realized the implications of her powers, and has to wonder whether she too has been manipulated.
How Do I Shot Web?: The effectiveness of her personality-rewriting abilities is determined by how well she uses them, particularly how well she tailors the changes to her intended goals. Unfortunately, Bachiko has a tendency to recklessly make changes; in an attempt to get Nao and Natsuki together, Bachiko made Nao extremely polite to Natsuki and made Shizuru a Psycho Lesbian- the result was that Natsuki realized Nao wasn't herself and heard Shizuru confess her love to her.
Knight of Cerebus: Her arrival heralds the beginning of an especially dark chapter for the Himes
Shipper on Deck: Deconstructed, as she’s willing to actively interfere with relationships because she thinks she knows what’s best, and now has the power to make her desired relationships happen, sabotaging existing ones if necessary.
Shut Up, Kirk!: The above quote is in response to Mai denouncing the reasons behind her plan.
Bachiko’s best friend since she moved to Fuuka Academy, who has known Mai since she arrived. She is also Bachiko’s accomplice in trying to rewrite everyone’s relationships. She erases Mai’s memory when she becomes suspicious, but is still discovered, and dies when Mikoto destroys her and Bachiko’s Childs during their fight with Mai.Meiko’s Element is a book capable of rewriting people’s memories, and her Child is a brain that can create shields that reflect attacks.
Affably Evil: Relatively polite toward Mai even after she is found out, and even decides to address her more formally after deciding not to pretend to be friends
False Memories: Her powers enable her to insert and replace memories as she wishes.
Fatal Flaw: Not nearly proactive enough when it counts. She doesn't act on her suspicions about why Natsuki doesn't remember her until Mai is confronting her about them. She's able to wipe Mai's memory, but Yukino catches her in the act and blows her cover.
Go Out with a Smile: Upon realizing that her love for Bachiko and visa versa doesn't fade even after their powers are gone.
He Knows Too Much: Suspects something is wrong with Natsuki when she doesn’t remember them (because her memories didn’t take root), and decides to pre-emptively mindwipe Mai to prevent them from being found out. Unfortunately, Yukino is watching, and her cover is blown.
Hidden Depths: She, like Bachiko, questions her memories and her feelings
Walking Spoiler: Quite a few of her tropes are spoilers, especially since she isn't found out as easily as Bachiko.
Wham Line: Her thoughts provide one in narration, as she realizes Mai is on to her and Bachiko.
"I must say, Nagi-kun, you're quite cute. You act so sharp-witted and cruel, but you're a good person if you have the right girl with you."
A shape-shifting SUE who has the powers to imitate any canon character's appearance and abilities. She fights against Shiho in the final battle and despite having the upper hand, dies when Suzuka’s Child is destroyed.As a result of her shapeshifting powers, she has all of Mai's abilities.
Cloning Blues: A variant, in that she often finds herself comparing herself to the original, especially because Mikoto doesn’t want to go near her, finding her resemblance to Mai a painful reminder of the original.
"Do you think any amount of luck will be sufficient to save them? Their arrogance will be their downfall, and your annihilation is inevitable!"
A clone of Haruka Suzushiro, who has her Hime powers from the manga. She is defeated and killed in her battle against Natsuki and Yukino.Suzuka wields Haruka’s Element and Child from the manga- a morning star and laser-shooting angler fish known as Komokuten.
All Love Is Unrequited: Implied that she cares deeply for Makoto, but Makoto is not only attracted to Nagi, but cannot understand Suzuka's attraction to her.
A-Team Firing: Without the help of Manga!Yukino's Child, she has difficulty hitting her targets.
"I see people leading small, insignificant lives, making all the wrong choices, and merely existing in what would seem to be a farce if their stupidity were not so infuriating. This world needs guidance... my guidance."
Leader of the SUEs, an enigmatic figure who is giving them directions but not getting involved in the conflict. It turns out that He is waiting for one of the SUEs to dispose of the Himes, so he can possess her body and gain the power to change the world as he sees fit. He tries to possess Reito and the Obsidian Lord when his plans fail, but his minions are defeated, Mikoto breaks his hold over Reito’s body, and he fades away after being forced out by the Obsidian Lord.
The Usurper: "Have you ever considered, Mariko, how much you have earned yourself? What if everything you ever had- your beauty, your grades, your maturity, your popularity and everything else- were given to you by someone else, for the sake of using you to enter another world and sway it to that person's will?"
Mariko: "Th-that's impossible. After Mother and Father died, life was often difficult, even with the wealth they left behind. I had to try hard to get by after that, and if I have many things, it's because I earned them!"
The Usurper: "Tell me, Mariko, can you recall a time when a person disliked or disagreed with you?"
Demonic Possession: His main power, which he intended to use on the SUEs, and ultimately ends up using on the Obsidian Lord.
Entitled Bastard: Believes the world should belong to him by default, and expects other people to go along with his selfish plans, even the SUEs, who have their own agendas that are selfish and incompatible with his.
General Failure: Has no idea how to get the SUEs to fight as a cohesive team.
Hypocrite: As the SUEs fall against the Himes, he resorts to trying to play them off against one another and copy their powers, despite his belief in the SUEs' superiority.
Mission Control: To the SUEs. Whether they take his advice is another matter, though.
Non-Action Big Bad: Due to being unable to directly take action against the heroes. He ultimately ends up possessing the Obsidian Lord, but this ends up double subverted when the Obsidia Lord forces him out.
We Have Reserves: Considers any individual SUE being defeated to be only a minor setback.
Wham Line: While speaking through the Obsidian Lord, reveals that he has possessed him.
The Advisor/The Avatar
"If I wholeheartedly assisted one side with the intention of enabling them to win, their victory would be guaranteed. This is as much to see which side will prevail under relatively fair circumstances, and my intervention is only to ensure that the contest remains reasonably fair while the battles and other challenges appropriately test you and your rivals."
A mysterious figure who advises the Himes about the SUEs and ensures that they are fighting on a level playing field. He is actually a representative of the author, and as such, created the SUEs as a way of testing whether Mary Sue characters could defeat normal ones under fair circumstances. After the Himes won, he revealed the reasons for the battle and left the Himes to their own lives.
Come Alone: He tells Mai, Natsuki and Nao to meet him. The Himes try to follow them, but are unable to help out as the three go through portals to their respective pasts, and emerge in the present to fight Toki.
Hopeless Boss Fight: The Himes, facing an essentially invincible opponent without the aid of their powers, cannot hope to win
Note: Please do not add character tropes unless they concern the events of the fic, or are manifested in a different way in the fic
"The world may be a harsh place in which people can lose everything while gaining nothing, but not all values are mutually exclusive and not all stories have tragic endings. It is up to me, and those I fight alongside, to determine how ours ends."
You Did the Right Thing: To Shizuru, after she kills Hitomi, saying that Shizuru had no way of knowing her decision would kill someone, but she did it in order to protect others, and that as one of the people she saved, she's grateful.
"Losing my mother scarred me forever, turned my world upside down and drastically changed my personality. But these recent events, while gradually rather than suddenly, have also forced me to question and possibly change myself."
Natsuki: "You're a fool… and a hypocrite. You talk of perfection when in fact the only power you yourself had is borrowed. As for your SUEs, all the ones who have come before have been defeated, and the ones that remain are mere copies of Mai and Suzushiro. Surely you've realized that your strength will never be a match for ours? But what you haven't realized is that no matter how much you may try to cheat, steal or copy our powers, you will never be our equals!"
Shoot the Dog: Plans on killing Shizune to eliminate the threat to the others.
"For as long as I can remember, my main goal in my life has been to search for my brother. You might think of it as a goal that was drilled into me, but over time, I made it my own, and pursue it because I want to, not because anyone made me."
Blunt Yes: When meeting Ayame again in the ending, and hearing her admit that she was naïve back whan they first met, Nao says, “Yeah, you were.”
Brainwashed: On two different occasions, first into an extremely polite and kind person, and then into someone who’s trying to kill Shizuru and Mai.
Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Angrily reacts to what she perceives as Mai's pity, when she expresses her condolences over what happened to her mother. However, when it turns out Mai has come to a realization about herself, she is left unable to respond.
Even Evil Has Standards: She considers Hitomi’s mass murder unforgivable and cooperates with the other Himes to defeat her. She also realizes that the Himes must not decide to kill lightly.
Fire-Forged Friends: Her opinion of the other Himes, notably Natsuki and Mai, improves as a result of fighting alongside them, leading to…
Quit Your Whining: Unintentionally does this with Mai by discussing her problems with her when they encounter each other in the hospital. Mai realizes that there are many differences between her and Nao, and Mai comes to a realization about how much Takumi has defined her.
Tempting Fate: While being brainwashed a second time into becoming hostile, she doubts that Natsuki has the ability to summon her Element. However, Natsuki, having undergone a Love Epiphany about Shizuru, proves her wrong and cuts her off mid-sentence.
Thou Shalt Not Kill: She has limits to how far she is willing to go against the perverts she hunts, and considers the act of murder to be one that should not be taken lightly. As such, she ends the fic without having killed anyone.
Armor-Piercing Question: She asks Shizuru one such question while trying to convince her to bring the rest of the Student Council into the loop. It just so happens that Shizuru can recall a time when, before her powers awakened, she helped Natsuki out however she could.
Yukino: And, what would you do if, for example, Kuga-san were a Hime and you were not?"
Be Yourself: As much as she hopes to become a stronger individual, she also fears that the SUEs might change her into someone else entirely.
"What I want most is for Natsuki to accept me of her own will, for who I am, not because I or anyone else coerced her into doing so. It's a selfish and egotistical desire, but one of the most human ones that exists; to love and be loved in return, to have the mutual trust that serves as the foundation for true love and to be as much of a part in your most cherished people's lives as they are in yours."
Sword Fight: Has one with The Obsidian Lord/Usurper toward the end.
"There's a part of me that says I am obligated to advise these children as best as I can. They are going through a difficult phase in their lives, with academic pressures, learning about loving one another, and now, being forced into a struggle to the death with their loved ones' lives on the line. But I am as lost as any of them, perhaps more so."
Break the Cutie: Happens over time as a result of her relationship with Ishigami.
Token Religious Teammate: For the Himes, as the author's notes point out that none of them, except her, seem to be religious at all, even if none are avowed atheists.
"Perhaps this conflict isn't a clear-cut one like in television, films or video games. But I do believe that, as always, we have the ability to write a happy ending to it. While our choices may be difficult, it is possible to protect both the world as a whole and the part of it that we cherish most at the same time."
Always Save the Girl: She references this trope when writing in her journal, saying that if she had to choose without being able to Take a Third Option, she'd choose her professor over her fellow Himes. On the other hand, she believes that it doesn't necessarily have to come to this.
Deus Exit Machina: Gets stung by a bee and incapacitated as Bachiko and Meiko move to deal with the Himes
Genre Savvy: She correctly predicts that there will be more SUEs after Hitomi, and that some of them can alter personalities or memories.
Not Brainwashed: [[spoiler:Unlike the other characters, she did not get stung by a bee and have her personality shift.
Unwitting Pawn: To Nagi and the Usurper. The latter tricked her into attacking Mai when the Himes were trying to thwart Toki's attempts to rewrite history. The former took advantage of her doubt about whether Yuuichi's brainwashing-induced feelings for her were genuine, and convinced her to try to kill Mai again.
Was It All a Lie?: Angrily asks this of Yuuichi after learning that he has chosen Mai. He apologizes and says that he does care for her, just not in the way she wanted.
"Compared to those who judge me by my skill as a Hime and ultimate success or failure, he is able to relate to me more as a person, and as such... he's more than a roommate to me."
Broken Pedestal: Her teacher Ishigami was essentially trying to eliminate her and everyone else's most important people in order to seize control of the Hime Star. It's implied that she's more upset about it than she lets on.
Nothing Can Stop Us Now: Believes that he's unstoppable as all the other Himes are being manipulated by Bachiko and Meiko's powers and Natsuki, seemingly the only one able to stop it, is ensnared in Yukariko's illusion.