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''Scrapped Princess'' is a light novel series written by Ichiro Sakaki, which was later adapted into a 24-episode anime. It centers around a 15-year old girl named Pacifica Casull, a [[GenkiGirl cheerful, perky]] (and somewhat [[TheDitz naive]]) princess who is [[ApocalypseMaiden destined to cause]] TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Protected by her [[BrotherSisterTeam older siblings]] [[SwordAndSorcerer Shannon and Raquel]], Pacifica is forced to [[WalkingTheEarth flee across the world]] to [[SternChase escape those who want to kill her]]: kings, peasants, a religious order, and certain mysterious strangers... all while coming to terms with her destiny and making friends with the few travelers who don't yet know of her so-called "cursed" nature.

What starts out as a typical-looking MedievalEuropeanFantasy anime [[GenreShift takes a dip into]] ScienceFiction territory at around the halfway point, without straying too far from its fantasy roots. Despite the show's premise (one girl against the world), a lot of the characters Pacifica meets on her journey act reasonably honorable, even though they have their own reasons for doing what they do. The script is by Reiko Yoshida (of ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' and ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' fame). The anime and manga are licensed and released in full; the light novels were licensed, but were apparently dropped with fifteen books to go.

''LightNovel/CoffinPrincessChaika'', also written by Sakaki, is in many ''many'' ways its SpiritualSuccessor.
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!!This series provides examples of:
* AnnoyingArrows: Downplayed. In episode 18, Furet fends off a group of soldiers with a pair of knives and half a dozen arrows in his back, ''while jumping around between galloping horses'', no less. [[spoiler:However, the arrows ''do'' eventually kill him.]]
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:Mauser.]] Also, Chris in the first few episodes.
* ArtShift[=/=]{{Gonk}}: For some reason Pacifica's portraits are drawn in-universe with a gonky face.
* ArmsAndArmorThemeNaming: Almost everyone is named after a type or brand of firearm or ammunition.
* AstralFinale: The final battle begins in the upper atmosphere, but soon escalates into an all-out battle royale in deep space!
* TheAtoner: [[RetiredBadass Doyle Barrett]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Pacifica.]]
* BigWhy: Raquel has [[TearJerker a heartbreaking one]], near the end, when [[spoiler: Pacifica dies, despite her attempts to save her.]] It's preceded by a LittleNo, before she breaks down and screams at the heavens.
-->'''Raquel: (tearfully, while cradling [[spoiler: Pacifica's]] lifeless body)''' "[[LittleNo No...]] why? WHHHYYYYYYYYY??!?"
* BreakTheCutie: Pacifica. Yeah, kinda inevitable when everyone in the world is trying to kill you. [[spoiler: The Breaking finally comes in the forest night scene of episode 22.]]
* BurgerFool: In episode 3, Raquel and Pacifica try to earn their keep at the inn they're staying by dressing up as the inn's mascot, Soopy-kun, and selling little pastries called "Soopy Buns", to varying degrees of success. Leo tries his hand at it, and likes it so much that the innkeeper lets him keep the costume, which he uses as a sleeping bag.
* CallingYourAttacks: All spells require a vocal command to activate. Raquel Casull is especially good with this, since all of her spells have ridiculously short names and charge times (as evidenced by a hilariously [[SquashMatch one-sided battle]] in the first episode against a Mauser priest).
** The novels explain that it's not so much a short spell, as it is that she keeps an "emulator" spell running ''at all times'' - she's essentially using ''macros'' to cast her spells.
* CombatPragmatist: Seness, the first time she and Pacifica are facing a Peacemaker. [[spoiler: Pacifica has a power that will seriously weaken all peacemakers nearby when her own life is in immediate danger, Seness has a sword. It works.]]
* CompellingVoice: Providence.
* CoolShip: Skid.
* CrystalDragonJesus: The Mauser faith has Christian-esque elements with plenty of local influence.
* DangerousSixteenthBirthday: Predicted to end the world on it even.
* DarkestHour: The last episode has a great example of this.
* DeadlyHug: From one [[spoiler: sibling]] to another.
* DeathActivatedSuperpower: [[spoiler: Pacifica.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: Zefiris. And Cz to a lesser extent.
* DilatingDoor: The doors of Skid are the relatively conservative sliding Star Trek variant, but the protagonists just can't get used to them.
* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler: Pacifica, as her full powers are released on her death.]]
* DoingInTheWizard: Sort of. See ClarkesThirdLaw.
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler: Cz.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Pacifica [[BackFromTheDead almost]] didn't live to see hers.]]
* EarthAllAlong
* EliteFour: Cz, Steyr, Socom, and Galil, who make up the Peacemakers, a group of four incredibly powerful entities tasked with periodically wiping out the majority of the human race, in order to prevent humanity from developing past a medieval era. They are very good at what they do.
* EmotionlessGirl: Zefiris and Natalie. [[spoiler:A flashback shows that Zefiris wasn't always like this, as she's seen crying quite a bit when her previous master died. Perhaps a better description would be that Zefiris tries to invoke this trope in a sort of "I am JustAMachine" complex and fails.]]
* EngagingConversation: Leo's first words to Pacifica.
* EnigmaticMinion: Chris (in the beginning), Cz (later on)
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses... [[SubvertedTrope Unless]] your name happens to be Pacifica Casull.
* FantasticNuke: Ginnungagap, a "Long Ranged Strategic Class Spell", one of a whole class of nuke spells.
* FirstNameUltimatum: Seness has a habit of shouting "EIROTE!" even when her partner is standing right next to her.
* FusionDance: Shannon fuses with Zefiris to become a D-Knight, and their fighting abilities are amplified several times over.
* GambitRoulette: There are plenty of these to keep you entertained. The anime even pokes fun of it once in awhile.
* GiantPoofySleeves
* GiantWallOfWateryDoom: See the HolyIsNotSafe entry.
* GracefulLoser: Following his defeat in Episode 4, Chris vows never to directly attack the heroes' party again.
* GratuitousEnglish: A good amount of the dialogue is in English, as well as the opening theme. [[spoiler:The Ancient's language is apparently completely English, too.]]
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: For Raquel, Leo, Chris, and about half the audience when Pacifica's brother, Prince Forsythe, stabs both her and then himself to death.]]
* HolyIsNotSafe: While holy in nature, Ginnungagap is the most powerful known military grade long-range offensive class spell. Because of [[FantasticNuke the sheer scale]] ''[[SphereOfDestruction and enormity]]'' of its power, it must be sanctioned for use, by way of unanimous decision, by the High Council. The spell [[AreaOfEffect covers an unbelievably wide area]] and is devastating enough on its own, but the real threat is [[spoiler: the resulting shockwave triggered by it. When used, it caused [[GiantWallOfWateryDoom a mega-tsunami that devastated the majority of the continental coast]]]]!
* HumansNeedAliens: This is the justification Cz uses, when she explains to Shanon why it was necessary for the Peacemakers to [[spoiler: keep their world locked in MedievalStasis.]] Later, during the final episode, [[spoiler: [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Mauser]]]] goes into greater detail, when [[spoiler: she]] explains the reasoning for this to Pacifica.
* HumongousMecha: Peacemakers have the ability to transform into 30-foot tall city-annihilating terrors. The highlight of the series is the battle in the GrandFinale with a mech Dragon fighting a mech Angel... {{IN SPACE}}!
* HypnoticEyes: Simply ''looking'' at a Peacemaker directly in the eye is enough to [[{{Brainwashed}} brainwash]] an entire ''city''.
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: Shannon teases Pacifica relentlessly... but he's also willing to defy a god for her.
* IdentityAmnesia: Pamela!
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every episode title is in the form "''Classical music genre'' of ''focus person/group of the episode''". The genre is usually related to the mood of the episode. (e.g., The Waltz of the Abandoned Dog Girl, Symphony of Those Who Protect)
* [[IdiotHero Idiot Heroine]]: Pacifica never does quite figure out what's going on, Fortunately, she doesn't have to understand, just choose.
* {{Infodump}}: Zefiris delivers one. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when Pacifica falls asleep.
* InstantRunes
* JAMProject featuring Okui Masami ("Little Wing")
* LethalHarmlessPowers
* LostColony
* LoopholeAbuse: There is an order to the army to kill Pacifica, but [[InsaneTrollLogic no order specifically states ''not to let her go'']]
* LowCultureHighTech: What everyone believes to be magic is really [[spoiler: just LostTechnology, although it would probably be more accurate to call it ''confiscated'' technology.]]
* MagicFromTechnology [[spoiler: What the magic turns out to be. Not that surprising considering the terms used, at least if you've already seen MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha. Or pay attention to the odd shapes the runes take. Or to the mention of DNA and serial numbers in the second episode.]]
* MakeMeWannaShout: Pacifica's tragedy-triggered superpower is a sonic scream that undoes the mass brainwashing of the Peacemakers.
* MedievalStasis: {{Justified|Trope}} in that [[spoiler:the Peacemakers committed some genocides every few hundred years to make sure it stays that way.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Eirote
* MessianicArchetype (Pacifica)
* MindControlEyes: Any human who looks directly at a Peacemaker gets red eyes with white irises.
* MixAndMatch: [[spoiler:The Matrix]] + fantasy.
* ModestyTowel
* MoodWhiplash: This series can jump rather abruptly between wacky slapstick comedy and the DarkerAndEdgier themes.
* TheNeedsOfTheMany: Cz uses this as the reason for either killing Pacifica and others for the sake of keeping MedievalStasis, supposedly to prevent humanity from annihilating itself. The argument kind of falls flat considering that all the humans that would supposedly die in these wars are instead killed by Peacemakers.
* NiceJobBreakingItHerod: Newborn Pacifica's death sentence is the event that kicks off everything after.
* NotSoDifferent: Both Cz and Natalie are equally willing to either kill people or allow them to die for the sake of achieving their goals.
* OddCouple: Seness (fierce BadassPrincess) and Eirote (reserved [[HouseWife domestic type]])
* OffingTheOffspring: Pacifica's biological parents tried to drop her off a cliff fearing that others would try to kill her for being the "Scrapped Princess". She survived, and she's ''still'' being hunted.
** But her mother arranged for her fostermother (a powerful sorceress) to be waiting at the base of the cliff to catch her.
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase: "See you next time!" / "Look forward to it!" (Raquel Casull)
* OutsourcingFate: When [[spoiler: Mauser asked Pacifica whether or not to lift the MedievalStasis]]
* ParentalAbandonment: In addition to the above, her adopted mother died some years ago and her adopted father was killed by an assassin in the first novel (just before the first episode).
* PathOfInspiration: The Church of Mauser.
* PeopleJars: Lord Renard places several of his "followers" into comas and encases them in containment tubes in episode 10 to use them to power a spell to zap-fry the city of St. Grendel, a rival of the Church of Lord Browning. [[spoiler:However, it turns out to be a ruse, as he later abandons them to die, revealing himself to Pacifica and her crew as a Mauser heretic inquisitor.]]
* PimpedOutDress
* PopulationControl
* PostEpisodeTrailer: Narrated [[NoFourthWall out-of-character]] by Raquel's voice actress.
* PowerLimiter: The Peacemakers have 4 modes from sealed mode to normal, to limited battle release to full release which isn't capable of being used safely (for everyone else) in the atmosphere.
* PunnyName: See the StealthInsult entry.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: [[spoiler:Lord Browning's plan, and by extension, Zefiris and Natalie's. Seness agrees with them, but very few outside Scarlet do. Somewhat the overall plot, although the Gods turn out to be more Alien Overlords.]]
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Pacifica and Winia hit it off almost immediately during their first meeting in Episode 3. Nothing comes out of it, as Pacifica later asks Princess Elfitine (who has PsychicPowers) if she'll have a boyfriend in the future. [[spoiler: Plus, Winia and Chris also wind up getting married during the Distant Finale.]]
* RousseauWasRight
* RuinsOfTheModernAge: Seen when Pacifica, Shanon, and Raquel spend days traveling in an abandoned subway tunnel, and when they happen across ruined skyscrapers.
* SadlyMythtaken: It seems that after five millenia, the people of "Dustvin" have either forgotten what ''really happened'' during the Genesis War, or they've been LockedOutOfTheLoop. Either way, they need to get their facts straight. Which is why Natalie, Zeferis, and eventually, Mauser [[spoiler: herself]] finally explain it (note: '''MAJOR SPOILER ALERT''', which is why the details are found in Mauser and Browning's section of the character sheet, rather than here).
* SaveTheWorldClimax: [[SwordAndSorcerer Shanon and Raquel's]] only goal is to protect their adopted sister, Pacifica, from the Church of Mauser. It isn't until they're captured by Princess Senes that they learn the truth about the church, [[ApocalypseMaiden Pacifica]], and [[ChosenOne themselves]], as well as [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt what's really at stake.]] Shanon and Raquel then realize that they're protecting far more than their sister.
* ScienceFantasy: The series as a whole, and one of the best examples of the genre.
* ScrewDestiny: This becomes Shanon's stance after the countless attempts that are made to kill Pacifica. Summed up by the following:
-->'''Shanon: (pissed)''' "How can I give a DAMN about a world that has no place for my little sister in it?!"
* SelectiveSlaughter: The Peacemakers use their power to kill everyone ''but'' their assigned target: Pacifica Casull. Apparently their programming will not permit it.
** It is suggested that this is because her power (a kind of Magic-EMP which leaves nearby peacemakers considerably weakened) is unleashed when she is directly attacked. Thus they need to convince humans that she should be killed rather than kill her themselves. At one point Seness decides to [[spoiler:exploit this trait by attacking Pacifica herself]] in a battle with a Peacemaker.
*** [[spoiler: Possibly explained by her being a near genetic copy of the human placed in charge of the Peacemakers. So she may register as being "in charge" to them.]]
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: Attempted but failed; Racquel stood vigil for her father and prepared his body for the funeral - she ''knows'' that he is dead and has no compunction about attacking the one who dares to use his face.
* SleepModeSize: Cz is first introduced as a small orphan girl who appears to have NoSocialSkills. When she returns later [[spoiler:in her true form as a Peacemaker]], she appears as a fully-grown woman, much to Shannon's dismay.
* SpaceshipGirl: Natalie.
** The "girl" part is {{lampshaded}} by Zefiris, who is of the same model. She says she's not the one who came up with this look, thereby implying the [[InvokedTrope invocation of the trope]] by their creators.
* StealthInsult: Their world is called "Dustvin" which, according to Eriote, was a term [[spoiler: their alien overseers]] used for a place to store refuse. Meaning, in all likelihood, the original term was "dust ''bin''".
* SwordAndSorcerer: Shannon and Raquel, respectively.
* SwordSparks
* TransformationSequence: The CoolShip, Skid, has one of these.
* TravelCool: Taking the Skid to confront the Peacemakers.
* TrialBalloonQuestion
* WhiteAndGreyMorality: The Casulls are just trying to be a happy family together, but The [[PathOfInspiration Church of Mauser]] and the rest of the world are afraid of [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the prophecy]] and are desperate to keep it from becoming true, and the Peacemakers are [[spoiler: programmed to keep [[HumansAreWarriors humanity]] in MedievalStasis to prevent it from causing potential [[ApocalypseHow universal chaos]]. This is exactly why they want [[ApocalypseMaiden Pacifica]] dead: she has the power to end the MedievalStasis]].
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Leo and Furet make some ugly women.
* WorldOfBuxom: Practically all of the named female characters have massive chests in the anime, no doubt the result of character design by Yukinobu Azumi, ''[[BleachedUnderpants alias]]'' Nakayohi Mogudan.
* WorthyOpponent: Nearly every human character with a name behaves with a degree of honor and decency.
* WrittenByTheWinners
* YouAllMeetInAnInn: Not really their first meeting, but after her amnesia, Pacifica, Raquel, Leo, Doyle, Winia, Fulle and ''Leonard'' bumped into each other in a tavern.
* YourMindMakesItReal
* ZerothLawRebellion: The Peacemakers have no problem killing humans if they think it will ensure the survival of the species.

!!Tropes used in the light novels:
* FunctionalMagic: Theurgy variety; a strange twist is that instead of invoking gods or spirits they are giving orders to unthinking machines who merely respond to commands with set responses.
* MagicMisfire: Raquel's first-class spells have a 25% failure rate.
** And her utility spells have an even worse success rate: something like 33% of her attempts at magical cooking result in blowing up whatever she was trying to cook. [[InformedAbility Not that Shannon will let her try that anymore]].
* MummiesAtTheDinnerTable (One of the first assassins to appear in the novels and his infant daughter)
* {{Necromantic}}
* TrialBalloonQuestion
* WhipSword
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