: An ordinary girl is approached by a Mentor Mascot
, and given a Transformation Trinket
which transforms her into a pretty-clothed superhero who uses her powers to fight evil.
- Straight: Junko Watanabe is an Ordinary High School Student, until she is approached by a Cabbitsel (cat/rabbit/weasel hybrid) who gives her a magic ring which she uses to transform into Pretty Ronin Trope-Tan so that she may fight Queen Eviloverlordia and her horde of Monster of the Week minions.
- Exaggerated: Junko as Pretty Ronin Trope-Tan goes into an all out battle to defeat the bosses that are evil Eldritch Abominations, malign gods and goddesses, and even Death himself.
- Downplayed: Junko's magic ring doesn't transform her into Pretty Ronin Trope-tan so much as lend some of the Pretty Ronin's powers. She can help in the fight Queen Eviloverlordia and her horde, but not to the extent the pre-established Pretty Ronins can and do, and in any case eschews the elegant clothing costumes because she finds it embarrassing. Overall, she is more akin to a reservist compared to the other Pretty Ronins.
- Justified: Junko is a descendant of the one who originally defeated Eviloverlordia, so naturally only someone of her family line can defeat the Big Bad this time around.
- Dark Magical Girl
- Pretty Ronin Trope-tan is a seasoned soldier from a Magical Land who acquires a magic ring that lets her temporarily seal away her magic powers, so that she can disguise herself as an ordinary girl named Junko Watanabe and help the other students with their extensive (but mundane) problems.
- Subverted: Junko doesn't become a magical girl...
- Double Subverted: ...Until she becomes the Sixth Ranger of the Five-Man Band, that is.
- The Pretty Ronin costumes and "magical items" are just pink sparkly versions of actual military uniforms and equipment, as the monsters are not Immune to Bullets.
- Queen Overlordia and her Dark Empire are defeated by the end of the first episode, and Trope-tan has to find other uses for her Magical Girl Warrior abilities.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: ???
- Enforced: ???
- Lampshaded: "Isn't that girl a bit too badass to be that magical?"
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: ???
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Deconstructed: No matter what she's called, Trope-Tan is little more than a Child Soldier; the battles she fights are extremely dangerous (maybe even traumatizing); she can't tell if her mascot mentor is telling the truth; the villains seem more like sympathetic Well Intentioned Extremists than monsters greedy for power; she can't tell if her allies are actually her friends; and she's so cut off from the ordinary world by her constant battles that she's slowly becoming more and more unstable.
- Trope-Tan manages to overcome all of the above and triumph regardless.
- Junko is a clinically depressed girl abused by her parents and/or classmates. The Mentor Mascot finds her and told her she could have a more meaningful life as Pretty Ronin Trope-Tan. She agrees, and on the next day, she finds a new home, with the other Pretty Ronins, whom scare off the bullies, and with whom she starts to fights opponents pretty much on equal terms, rather than the one-sided fights she got into. They form a bond that cannot be broken. The villains might be more misguided than evil, but their plans would still doom the Earth, so they need to be stopped. Fortunately, Pretty Ronins are skilled at non-lethal combat, so the opponents don't even need to be killed. And even better: the Mentor Mascot (or one of the other Pretty Ronins) is a therapist!
In the name of the moon! back to Magical Girl Warrior