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'''''Hatenkou Yuugi''''' (which translates to "Unprecedented Game") is a manga written by Minari Endou, starting in November 1999, and is still ongoing. It was realeased in the US by Creator/TokyoPop under the title ''Dazzle'' (up to volume 10). There was also a 10 episodes anime released during the winter season of 2008.

A young girl named Rahzel is kicked out of her house, by her adoptive father and told to "go out and see the world". Shortly afterwards, Rahzel teams up with the albino Alzeid, who is searching for the person who murdered his father, and the ChivalrousPervert Baroqueheat. The manga follows their journey as they meet friends, enemies and supernatural entities.

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!!Tropes include:

* AbnormalAmmo: Salasneia's gun uses bullets made of an alloy with a "specific gravity of over 20"
* AccidentalMisnaming: Saivah's not too happy when Alzeid starts calling him Thomas.
* AccidentalPervert: '''Rahzel''': "I will pay for it with my body!"
** Also, fighting while ignoring the fact that she is wearing a skirt!
** RunningGag territory, she really should realize that she is wearing a skirt while she stands on people. Maybe CovertPervert territory as she has a "I realize it, I just don't care, I actually like it!" aura to her.
*** Even [[LampshadeHanging made fun of]] in one of the [[FourthWallMailSlot Q&A]].
* ActionGirl: Rahzel.
* AerithAndBob: On the one hand, we have Alzeid, Rahzel, and Baroqueheat (among others). On the other, we have Vincent, Addy, and Taylor. (Note that all the "Bob"-type names belong to minor characters.)
** Though since it is a ''manga'', meaning a ''japanese'' medium, Vincent, Addy and Taylor probably also souds quite exotic to the target readers.
* AffablyEvil: Kiara fits this trope pretty well; he gives her useful advice, has tea with her on several occasions and even has the decency to announce that he is her enemy and that she should get stronger so she won't die. [[spoiler: This makes it even more creepy when he does finally fulfill his promise to hurt her]]
* AffectionateNickname: Baroqueheat calls Alzeid 'Al-boy' or 'Little boy Al'. [[spoiler: It's later revealed that he does this because he doesn't want to call him Alzeid, because that's also what the man who killed the woman he loved was called.]]
* AmbiguouslyGay: Father Jelice Bryah.
** {{Lampshade}}d by Rahzel: "I don't recall coming out of some queer's stomach." (She said that because he was trying to be her father, but given the baka of a dad she has, he is definitely a huge improvement.)
*** Actually MistakenForGay, unless he's [[BiTheWay bisexual]]. He was forced to become a priest because he was in love with his adopted sister.
* AnAesop: The whole point of the Angel Text arc is basically DrugsAreBad?
** Actually, it serves as a major, major plot point later on, when we get to the ''real'' storyline. A few... just a few... okay, ''quite some'' volumes later.
* ApologizesALot: Larawell and Befyladita.
* ArmiesAreEvil: Rahzel seems to have this opinion.
--> '''Rahzel:''' I may sound prejudiced, but I can't help but think of the army as a bunch of killers.
* ArtifactOfDoom: Angel Text.
* ArtificialHuman: There are several.
* BagOfHolding: Rahzel's teddy bear bag. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]:
--> '''Alzeid:''' Did she just pull something out of that bag that's bigger than the space inside ?
* BaitAndSwitchCredits: Even though it is a manga the artwork for the covers and the artwork for the pages are very different. Especially in the first few volumes.
* BareYourMidriff: Some characters, sometimes. Notably Baroqueheat.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Or in Larawell's case, 'because your hand was so warm.'
* BiTheWay: If you interpret Baroqueheat kissing both Rahzel and Alzeid that way.
** Not really. Heat hates men, except for Alzeid. More likely IfItsYouItsOkay.
---> '''Baroqueheat:''' It'd be nice if all the women in the world could be happy. All the ''men'' can spit up blood and go to hell. All but me, of course.
* BodyCountCompetition: Rahzel sometimes has a non-lethal version of this with her traveling partners.
* BodyguardCrush: [[ArtificialHuman Salasaneia]] toward [[TeenGenius Shoge]][[DitzyGenius tsu]].
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: When Alzeid finds Rahzel after the latter being tortured by Kiara.]] An early-on example would be the 'child' of the circus director.
* BreakingTheBonds: The gang are fond of doing this when they get captured.
* BrickJoke: Not really a joke, but remember Vincent from the "Nowhere To Go" story arc? The illegitimate son of the king of Obplay? Volume 11 hints he might make a reappearance.
* BridalCarry: Baroqueheat would love to do this to Rahzel. Alzeid does this when [[spoiler: he finds Rahzel after being tortured by Kiara.]]
* BrilliantButLazy: Shogetsu
* CatGirl: At Rahzel's school's cultural festival, her class puts on a play about kittens and hosts a cat-themed [[CosplayCafe maid/butler cafe]].
* CatchPhrase: Rahzel loves telling bad guys that they will be punished.
-->'''Rahzel''': "For breaking this rule, you will have to be severely punished!"
* CensorSteam: The ghost passes on the reincarnation with her ghost clothes replaced by a steam aura.
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Taylor, Taylor, Taylor. She was introduced as a medic with a ruined marriage who happened to save Alzeid's life, and that was that. Except it's not. Turns out she's not only involved with Prometheus, she was Second's assistant, helping him with his experiments on his clones, and therefore she's currently the one who knows most about the events that took place around Second's death, when leaving little Alzeid and Kiara out of it.]]
* ChivalrousPervert: Baroqueheat.
* ClonesArePeopleToo: [[spoiler: Considering that Alzeid, a part of the main trio, is one...]]
* ClothingDamage: Rahzel after some battles, but in a non-sexual sense!
* CostumePorn: Some of the costumes, especially in the cover art, are absolutely gorgeous.
* CreepyChild: This is how [[spoiler:Rahzel's biological father Fabian thought of her for being too gifted, after her mother went crazy.]]
* CrossPoppingVeins: Rahzel, sometimes. Also Alzeid.
* CuteBruiser: Rahzel.
* CuteMonsterGirl: The ghost.
* CycleOfRevenge: Rahzel [[DiscussedTrope explains]] this concept in the chapter ''Scar after Scar''.
* DaddysGirl: Rahzel.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: All the main cast, really.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Starts ''really'' showing around volume 5-6, though ample warnings are given as early as volume 2.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Rayborn and his father.
** Also Taylor, the doctor who treated Alzeid in volume six.
* DaysOfFuturePast: It's heavily implied that the story takes place some undefined time in the future, despite the low level of technology (except in Prometheus).
* DitzyGenius: Shogetsu is [[TeenGenius incredibly brillant]], but he fails to see the problem in knocking down a door while visiting a friend when simply ringing the bell would have as easily allowed him to enter.
* DoesNotLikeMen: Rahzel's best friend, Clarissa.
* DraggedIntoDrag: In the cultural festival incident mentioned under CatGirl, Fay had to dress as a girl. In the author's note for that volume, she comments that Fay is weird to be embarrassed for putting on a skirt and wearing kitten ears, unlike [[Manga/MariaHolic Mariya]].
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:The doctor in chapter 11. Larawell. Also Rayborn, though he's rescued. And Rahzel herself, in a way (as in, letting herself slowly die), before the beginning of the story, as a result/a part of her DarkAndTroubledPast. Of course, she gets better.]]
* DrugsAreBad: Angel Text makes users feel good, but when the compatibility is too low, or users take in more than the recommended dosage, it can [[spoiler:cause your body to explode.]]
* DuelToTheDeath: Alzeid has one of these against Soresta. Neither dies from it, however.
* DysfunctionalFamily: Natsume's family, meaning [[spoiler: Serateed (Rahzel's [[HappilyAdopted adoptive]] [[OverprotectiveDad father]]), Kiara (Rahzel's [[AffablyEvil self-proclaimed enemy]]), Branowen and Baroqueheat (one of Rahzel's [[TrueCompanions traveling buddies]])]]. More [[PlayedForDrama played for drama]] than [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]].
* DysfunctionJunction: Since absolutely ''everyone'' that matters has a DarkAndTroubledPast.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Rahzel, sometimes. More often in the cover art than in the story.
* EtTuBrute: Or more accurately "Et tu, Rahzel?", as Fay say it in a definitely out-of-context way. Of course, it's [[PlayedForLaughs just for fun]].
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Kiara is quite fond of his sister, Branowen, as well as Natsume.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Kiara is fine with murder and torture but he does say he wouldn't sexually assault Rahzel.
* FanService: Rahzel has quite the impressive wardrobe, and Baroqueheat occasionally wanders around topless.
* FashionableEvil: Kiara and Dee Fennel.
* FlippingTheTable:
** Rahzel, while annoyed by the ghost.
** [[OverprotectiveDad Sera]] did it too, when he found out Rahzel shares a hotel room with Baroqueheat and Alzeid.
* FirstNameBasis: Alzeid calls Rahzel "Rahzel" sans honorifics (when not simply "stupid chick").
* ForScience: The entire town of Prometheus.
* FourIsDeath: The ghost is in the fourth chapter.
* FourthWallMailSlot: They usually answer one question per volume.
* FunctionalMagic: A basic premise of the series.
* GenderBlenderName: Kiara is a guy. So is Fay Lisette.
* GenkiGirl: Rahzel.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Priest Jelice Bryah flipping someone off. (You do not notice fully which finger it is at first due to the speech bubble.)
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Rahzel, athough it isn't just an angel and a devil...
* GRatedDrug: Angel Text.
* GratuitousFrench: '''Jelice''' "Which one of you is truly ''l'amant de Rahzel''?"
** Later in the same arc, Rahzel and Baroqueheat call each other "Mademoiselle" and "Monsieur" for no real reason. Alzeid demands why, then tries to join in by saying, "[[NonSequitur Esto un lapiz!]]" The author notes that [[GratuitousSpanish that's not French.]]
* HairTriggerTemper: Alzeid is definitely not afraid to pull out a gun.
* {{Hammerspace}}: And quite oftenly seems unrelated to Rahzel's [[BagOfHolding teddy bear bag]], at that !
* HandsomeLech: Baroqueheat.
* HappilyAdopted: Rahzel.
* HealingFactor: The healing spell. [[spoiler: The clones. [[ArtificialHuman Baroqueheat and his family.]] Rahzel after receiving another dose of [[FantasticDrug Angel Text.]]]]
* HeroicAlbino: Alzeid. Sort of.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Happens to Rahzel after being tortured by Kiara]]
* HeyYou: The cause of Rahzel and Alzeid's first fight.
* HiddenAgendaVillain: Kiara
* HospitalHottie: Taylor.
* IAteWhat: Rahzel tried to pull this on Baroqueheat. Of course, [[PlayedForLaughs it didn't work]].
* IKissYourHand: Baroqueheat to Rahzel, minus the submissive part.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Rahzel decking a thief (Chapter 1) with a teddy bear.
* InfantImmortality: Averted a few times, though the most significant one is [[spoiler:Larawell]].
* InnocentCohabitation: Rahzel always shares rooms at inns with Baroqueheat and Alzeid.
* InSeriesNickname: Alzeid's father was called 'Second' by everyone [[spoiler: but Natsume]].
* KnifeNut: Rahzel seems to be one, especially when she's taking inventory of her supplies.
* MacGyvering: Shogetsu makes a welding torch to open a can of mackerel. Then he learns that both Fay and Rahzel had can openers.
* MagicPokerEquation: Alzeid is surprisingly good at Sera's surname cards game, even though he slept through the explanation of the rules, because Baroqueheat told him to think of it as poker.
* MagicSkirt: Rahzel has a full stock of these.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the Q&A, when a reader asks why we never get to see her panties even though she jumps around so much. As a response, the mangaka draws Baroqueheat saying that she's [[GoingCommando not wearing any]]. You can't see what isn't there, after all.
* ManChild: Alzeid. Particularly evident in the later volumes, and in one bonus chapter.
* {{Matricide}}: [[spoiler:Rahzel, out of self-defence.]]
* MoodSwinger: Rahzel. Being a teenager doesn't help.
** Also Shogetsu. Being a [[TeenGenius genius]] doesn't help.
* MoodWhiplash: Oh boy. Minari Endou just LOVES this trope. And does it ''very'' well, at that. It's so funny!
** The greatest example of this has to be the [[spoiler:Carnival arc. One minute you're laughing your head off as you get to see Fay being made fun of while dressed up as a cat-eared maid, and a moment later you watch in terror as Kiara brutally tortures Rahzel.]]
* MoralSociopathy: Kiara could be considered this, he seems to feel bad about certain courses of action but shrugs it off as necessary evil.
* MultipleChoicePast: Lisette gives a different one of these for his scissors every time they're brought up. Even if only a few seconds have passed.
--> These are a family heirloom, passed down for generations.
--> This pair of scissors belonged to a friend of mine who became one with the wind this summer.
--> They were given to me by my sister on my birthday.
--> These scissors are proof of adulthood in my clan.
--> When you defeat a lion barehanded, you're awarded a pair of scissors.
* MundaneWish: In a side story where they're making wishes on a meteor shower, Rahzel wishes that they can all watch the meteors again next year.
* NewspaperDating: [[spoiler:The way Rahzel finally realized she's been send in the past.]]
* TheNicknamer: Rahzel.
* NoSenseOfDirection: Rahzel, as Alzeid is all too fond of reminding her.
** As ''[[RunningGag everyone]]'' is too fond of reminding her.
* NotAMorningPerson: Both Alzeid and Rahzel, but especially Alzeid.
* NunTooHoly: Father Jelice Bryah.
* OddCouple: Alzeid, Baroqueheat and Rahzel.
* {{Ojou}}: Li-nya (second type), explains all the power she wields.
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler: Known cases includes : [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Serateed, Kiara, Branowen, Baroqueheat]] and Alzeid's brother, as well as (probably) Enero Carboverde.]]
* OneSteveLimit: Averted with [[spoiler: Alzeid because there are two other people who share the name.]]
* OneWingedAngel: The Angel Text was intended to turn people into this.
* OverprotectiveDad: Rahzel's adoptive father, perhaps surprisingly.
** Also Jean-Foup, Larawell's father.
* PaperFanOfDoom: Rahzel uses one against [[spoiler: the other]] Alzeid when he bursts into her school (and then ignores her to have a fight with Fay).
* ParentalAbandonment: Rahzel's adoptive father [[strike: kicks her out-]] [[WanderingTheEarth sends her to see the world.]]
** [[spoiler:Rahzel's biological father left her to die. Feeling bad about this he eventually went back to rescue her but she was already gone.]]
* ThePatriarch: Implied to be Signore Enero Feb Jel Carboverde's role toward ''the entire town of Prometheus''.
* ThePlan: It's heavily hinted that Kiara has one of these going on, we just don't know the details.
* PlayAlongPrisoner: All three main characters, but especially Alzeid.
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes: Alzeid is short-tempered and rude, Rahzel isn't shy about punching,kicking or yelling and Baroqueheat is a pervert. On the other hand, Kiara, Dee Fennel and [[spoiler: Alzeid's brother]] are all quite polite.
** [[spoiler: Though Alzeid's brother qualification as a villain is very subjective : yes, he does follow Kiara's words, and do nothing to stop him from hurting Rahzel, but it's only so things will happen the way they already did (since TimeTravel is involved, after all), so he can effectively meet Rahzel.]]
* ThePromise: After befriending Rayborn, Rahzel promises to tell him she likes him a hundred million times. [[spoiler: She only reaches 27 times before he dies.]]
** Also, [[spoiler: Rahzel who was sent back to the past promised Older Alzeid a name. In one of his/her first appearances, they reminded Rahzel of this fact, even though she did not yet know.]]
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: The siblings [[spoiler: (Serateed, Kiara, Branowen and Baroqueheat)]] have been alive a least a few hundreds years, [[spoiler: as implied in vol. 10]].
* RealMenEatMeat: Alzeid.
* ReincarnationRomance: The ghost passes on and says that she will love someone in another life.
* RelaxOVision: Twice. First used when Rahzel and Baroqueheat give Rayborn a haircut, and second when Rahzel's OverprotectiveDad finds out just how Baroqueheat acts around Rahzel.
* {{Revenge}}: [[ArtificialHuman Alzeid]]'s goal. Specifically, [[YouKilledMyFather he wants to avenge his "father"'s death]].
* RuleOfTwo: Kiara and the eldest Alzeid.
* SacredFirstKiss: Baroqueheat steals Rahzel's (and probably Alzeid's) first kiss shortly after meeting them.
* SadlyMythtaken: Prometheus created humans in the image of the gods?
* SayItWithHearts: Rahzel!
** The ghost too.
** Baroqueheat at times too.
** Father Jelice Bryah as well too.
* SchizoTech: Although the science of this world is highly advanced, the main forms of transportation seem to be horse and carriage, trains, and walking.
* {{Seers}}: Rahzel's mother had the ability to see the future. "Witnessing" her own death drove her [[MadOracle mad]].
* ShoutOut: Rahzel and Baroqueheat compared Alzeid to Franchise/WinnieThePooh once.
* SleevesAreForWimps: Baroqueheat rarely wears sleeves.
* SmokingIsCool: Most notably, Baroqueheat.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Lazensia or Razenshia? Larawell or Lalawell? Fay or Faye? Illuse or Illuze?
* SocialDarwinist: Alzeid in his speech about animals (humans included) in this pyramid: Plants< Herbivores< Small Carnivores< Large Carnivores< Star (representing himself).
--> '''Alzeid''': "All living things exist to be eaten (including humans). Natural selection is the rule of the world.
* StalkerWithACrush: Soresta doesn't seem very stalker-y... at least not until Taylor brings out his Alzeid collection.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: As time goes on, it seems that Rahzel is surrounded by more and more of those; the most prominent ones being [[spoiler: [[DitzyGenius Shogetsu]]]], who finds her an interesting person to observe because of who she manages to get along with, and [[spoiler: [[AffablyEvil Kiara]]]], her self-proclaimed enemy. [[LampshadeHanging Both will easily -- sometimes even cheerfully -- admit it, too.]]
* TheStoic: Alzeid. [[NotSoStoic Kind of]].
* StoryArc: Most of the chapters:
** Eternal Love (4-5)
** Nowhere to Go (6-10)
** The Sun in the Palm (12-15)
** Angel Text (18-26)
** Ever So Small And Dellicate Lullaby (28-30)
** After The Flowers Bloom (31-33)
** One Cold Winters Day (34-35)
** The Ephemeral Proposition (36-49)
** The Name of a Sinful God (51-56)
** A Present for You (58-60)
** Such a Cold Night's Hand (61-66)
** Back to the Routine (67-73)
** Carnival (74-75)
** Surrender or Resist! (76-83)
** Dedicated to the Unnamed Blue (84-ongoing)
* SweetTooth: Alzeid, again. And so was [[spoiler:Second]].
* TeenGenius: Shogetsu. See the DitzyGenius entry above.
* ThereWasADoor: Played with. Shogetsu uses the door, he just... goes through it. Literally.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two]] YaoiGuys: David and Kaede-san, Creator/MinariEndou's first and last Boy's Love couple. (Or so she claims.) She brings them back at random moments after their first appearance in The Ephemeral Proposition.
* TimeTravel: A major plot point later on in the story, and very clearly a part (possibly even the cause) of Kiara's [[ThePlan plan]].
* ToneShift: Aroud volume 5-6, the manga starts to get noticeably DarkerAndEdgier. It's done very smoothly, with plenty of warnings beforehand, and the comedic undertone is still there, but it changes nevertheless. Accordingly, the [[StoryArc arcs]] gets increasingly longer.
* {{Tsundere}}: Rahzel, Type B aka more dere that tsun!
** Also she can [[MoodSwinger switch]] between types in only one panel of a change.
* TrueCompanions: Rahzel sees Alzeid and Baroqueheat as this, possibly even bordering on FamilyOfChoice.
* TwelveEpisodeAnime: Ten episodes actually.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Everyone has so many outifts; more than they should given the storyline. (They are travellers! Shouldn't travellers, of all people, have very limited wardrobes!?)
** Justified in the case of Rahzel, who has a [[BagOfHolding bottomless enchanted teddy bear bag.]] She also happens to be the one who changes outfits most often.
* VerbalTicName: Lina, refers to herself as Li-[[CatGirl nya]].
* VillainsNeverLie: Played straight with Kiara, who kept his word on [[spoiler: hurting Rahzel. Also, when he said that he put a paralytic drug in her tea.]]
-->'''Kiara''': [[spoiler: You seeemd to think I was joking... But I really used it. Tranquillizer. Don't you dare ask me why. I told you I was your enemy. I told you I would hurt you the next time I saw you. And yet you ate and drank the things I gave you without suspicion. Did you think I was joking around? Did you feel some kind of affection for me after seeing me a few times? If so, you really are stupid.]]
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Warrant Officer (Fay) during the cultural festival.
* WouldHitAGirl: Most people actually fall under this, since gender doesn't seem to matter in a fight. The only complete aversion is Baroqueheat, who would [[WouldntHitAGirl never hit a girl]], except for that one time where he punched Rahzel in the gut to knock her out.
** Alzeid frequently spars with Rahzel has been seen planting a foot in Rahzel's face more than once.
** When Rahzel sparred with Fay, he beat her up quite splendidly. This is actually a downplayed version as he did admit to feeling slightly more inclined to hold back because she's a girl.
* WoundedHeroWeakerHelper: Though Rahzel is by no means weak, this trope happens when she carries Alzeid on her back after he gets poisoned.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Rahzel, whenever she isn't being an ElegantGothicLolita. Her grade varies from chapter to chapter.

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