The Second Reproduction
(also known as Queen of Darkness ~The Second Reproduction~
) is an otome game
created by doujin circle Heterodoxy in 2008, set in the same universe as Queen of Darkness
, the circle's first game, as well as serving as a sort of sequel. The Second Reproduction
received a Fan Translation
by Ate the Moon translations in 2012, but its prequel has yet to be translated.
This game follows heroine
Christina, the third princess of Almenan. She holds a strong military position and is what comes to mind when you think of your Badass Princess
She and her knight, Lezette, are sent by the queen to kill the demon king, Gardis, who welcomes them with open arms. He even goes so far as to allow them to stay in the castle and try to kill him as many times as they'd like. Now living together, the humans learn that there's far more to the demons then they were ever taught.
- Affectionate Nickname: Those close to Christina call her Chris.
- Babies Ever After: Gardis' good ending.
- Badass Princess: Christina.
- Bad Dreams: Christina has these a lot due to Laser-Guided Amnesia of the time she was made to slaughter an entire demon village.
- Betty and Veronica: A Gender Flip version, Christina's two main Love Interests in the story are Lezette and Gardis, who fit the tropes of Betty and Veronica respectively. There's also the Third Option Love Interest, Jin.
- Bishounen: The love interests are this.
- Bodyguard Crush: Well, he's technically her knight, but Lezette counts.
- Bolivian Army Ending: Lezette's Bad Ending can be seen as this.
- The Casanova: Gardis shows shades of this at times.
- Children Are Innocent: Even demon children.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Between Lezette and Christina. In his endings, he ends up a Victorious Childhood Friend. In others, he's an Unlucky Childhood Friend.
- Continuity Nod: Gardis shows Christina a portrait of Risty (the protagonist of Queen of Darkness), his grandmother, and tells Christina that she looks just like her.
- Curious Qualms of Conscience: Christina and Lezette both start having this after spending time with the demon population.
- Curtains Match the Window: Christina, her mother and Lezette.
- Dark Is Not Evil: If Gardis is any indication.
- Did They or Didn't They?: Averted. All of the routes feature CGs or dialogue where it's shown that they did do it. This is very surprising considering the genre, where most of the time there's rape or they don't do it at all.
- Double Meaning Title: The title both means that it's the second story set in the demons vs. humans universe (after Queen of Darkness), but also references how Christina must prevent the Bad Future in the second part of the game.
- Eternal Love: Humans can sign a Life Bonding Contract with a demon, allowing two souls to live the same lifespan. Applied to Christina in Gardis' good ending and Jin's ending.
- Fantastic Racism: Most humans have this toward demons. Blame the Corrupt Church for this one.
- Friend to All Children: Lezette seems to get along quite well even with demon children.
- God Save Us from the Queen!: After The Reveal that the Big Bad is Christina's mother.
- Gondor Calls for Aid: In the good endings, Christina calls for help from the rulers of other kingdoms she has helped over the course of the game in order to defeat her mother.
- Happily Married: All the good endings.
- Important Haircut: In Lezette's bad ending, Christina cuts Gardis' hair so she can take it with her as a sort of memento, and cuts her own so a part of her can still be with him.
- Important Hair Accessory: In Jin's ending, he and Christina tie their hands with his hair ribbon to represent that they'll be together forever.
- Ineffectual Death Threats: Christina makes these to Gardis throughout the first half of the game.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: The queen erased Christina's memories of being forced to slaughter an entire village of innocents, so she could keep using her.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Gardis and Jin.
- More than Meets the Eye: This game plays around with this trope quite a bit.
- Multiple Endings: Well, it is a Visual Novel.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: When you think about it, the downfall of the queen, our real Big Bad, only happened because she sent Christina to kill Gardis. If they had never met, Christina would still be loyal to her mother and stuck in her Fantastic Racism point of view.
- Older than They Look: Most demons are subject to this, if Bishounen Gardis and Jin are any indication.
- Our Demons Are Different
- Pointy Ears: One of the demons' main characteristics.
- Rapunzel Hair: Christina.
- Really 700 Years Old: The demons have extremely long lifespans and barely age.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: All demons have red eyes. Later averted, as the demons aren't as evil as the humans think.
- Redemption Quest: In the second half of the game, Christina seems to be trying to Set Right What Once Went Wrong.
- Reset Button: In Gardis' route, Christina travels back to the second day she spent at the demon kingdom after Gardis is killed. In Lezette's route, she does the same after Lezette leaves her side. It isn't really explained if she just saw a Bad Future or she did travel through time.
- Separated by the Wall: One of Lezette's CGs.
- Shipper on Deck: Jin shows shades of being this for Gardis and Christina at times. At the very least, he likes the idea of them together.
- Tsundere: Christina shows many traits of this.
- Valentine's Day Episode: Once the player completes the five endings, a special Valentine's day story will be unlocked in the scenes menu.
- Well Done Daughter Gal: Christina. Until The Reveal.
- "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: The ending shows what happened to the main characters after the events of the game. People who Christina helped during the gameplay are included too.