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YMMV: mothy
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Many, but Eve Moonlit deserves a special mention. How much of her Ax-Crazy tendencies in Moonlit Bear came from the Lunacy and how much from her own deranged psyche? She had been given a brainwashing drug for at least a few months before Project [MA] failed, and who knows what side effects it could have carried. Also, the Evils Kingdom Booklet states her obsession with having children tainted her with the original sin, and in Project [MA] she's seen with insecurities about being a mother until Adam convinces her it's alright.
    • The ending narration of Gift From Princess Sandman invites the viewers to ask themselves if Margarita was a product of her environment or if she was brainwashed by Irina/Julia.
  • Base Breaker: The Daughter of Evil manga has a lot of fans complaining that it didn't put anything new in, and that it wasn't the Wrath song.
  • Crack Pairing: Platonic/Arte is very popular, strangely enough.
    • There's been official art of Riliane/Banica.
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: Many, but most fans agree that RE_Birthday is the biggest example.
    • Or the Duke being stabbed by Kaito in a dress.
    • Riliane and Germaine working together to save Yukina from Abyss I. R. in the novel Prefazio of Blue.
    • Conchita eating the Demon of Gluttony.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: In the Daughter of Evil novel, Elluka has this to say about Michaela wanting to be human:
    Elluka: AH~!! THAT'S ENOUGH!! WHY ARE EVERYONE OF YOU IDIOTS??!! YOU, RILLIANNE, THE KING OF MARLON, ALLEN, AND LEONHART ARE ALL THE SAME!! EVERYONE ARE SUPER ULTRA IDIOTS!!!
    Allen: What part of it is amazing?
    Elluka: Everything about it is very, very amazing!
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Loads of 'em.
    • The simplest example would be the end of To the Reticent You
    Rin: There is no need for words anymore/That is what I thought/I knew it this is happiness/ You told me that you love me
    Clarith: When I looked at that girl, crying all alone
    • Kachess' reaction to Yufina going missing is to search almost every country to find any form of evidence as to were she went, then disguise himself as a woman to sneak into the Duke's harem and kill the guy to save her. Talk about dedication!
    • A really, really disturbing one in the Conchita novel. The reason Conchita ate herself? She ate herself rather than eating her child.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Pretty much all of the songs, really.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Duke Venomania is infamous for this, since despite brainwashing,kidnapping and raping countless women, there are some fan girls who want to willingly join his harem at their own free will due feeling bad for his troubled past, and being handsome, and....did we mention that he's really handsome?
    • While it has died down a bit, there was a small fraction of the fandom that insisted that Kayo Sudou was stressed out and overworked and just looking for someone to comfort her. This apparently justified her murdering three people out of spite and then killing the man she claimed to love because he didn't feel the same way about her.
    • While Allen isn't exactly the embodiment of evil, there are plenty of fans who like to ignore his less sympathetic qualities (looking down on/ignoring anyone he doesn't happen to like, killing his own adoptive father to appease his sister, etc.) and focus exclusively on his tragic woobie status. In extreme cases, they'll go on to demonize Riliane and blame her for the whole thing, despite the fact that Allen carried a lot of her underhanded deeds by his own choice.
  • Ear Worm: SO MANY. The "Lu, Li, La" part of the Clockwork Lullaby series is pretty much guaranteed to get stuck in your head.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Many. Rajih, Neruneru, Chartette, and, of course, Josephine.
  • Evil Is Cool / True Art Is Angsty: Mothy has written some songs that are actually pretty adorable (Ten-Minute Love, To The Reticent You, South North Story and TwiRight Prank) but he's most well known for writing tragic, mind screwy and Nightmare Fuel filled stuff about horrible people, people dying, or horrible people dying.
  • Fan Disservice / Fetish Retardant: Madame Merry Go-Round; Miku in Elegant Gothic Lolita, chaining herself up and claiming that she'll be your slave for a day should be hot, right? Well, let's just say things get much freakier from there...
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Chartette/Ney, and Venomania/Gallerian.
  • Fandom Berserk Button: Go to any group of mothy fans and say that "The Last Revolver" is undeniably the song for Wrath. We dare you...
  • Freud Was Right: The Sin Vessel of Lust is a sword.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The guillotine sound in Daughter of Evil and Servant of Evil, except in certain versions where it just sounds like a rope being cut, and other versions where it's left out entirely.
    • The gunshot in The Last Revolver. As well as the second one.
  • Internet Backdraft: Discussing who Michaela loved is a pretty good way to start an argument in some circles. Fanmade songs, such as Daughter of Green and at least two different songs titled Prince of Blue, get cited as evidence rather frequently in favor of either Kyle or Allen, something not helped by the fact that the official Daughter of White PV actually does seem to suggest Michaela loved Kyle (she appears to be hugging him back). On the other hand, information from books isn't as easily accessible, but they contain the clearest explanations as to Michaela's relationship, and Wooden Girl~Thousand Year Wiegenlied~ having her say she loves Clarith (but doesn't specify whether it's platonic or not). The result is a lot of confusion and attempts to sort out what's canon or not. On rare occasions, an argument against Clarith x Michaela will insist that Discount Lesbians or Heterosexual Life-Partners are in play, and the conversation sharply turns into a debate on whether or not that claim is homophobic.
  • Les Yay: After some years, fan speculation over whom Michaela truly loved - ranging from her having a true relationship with Kyle, as is implied by quite a bit of fanart, or actually being in love with Allen the whole time, which was input into its fanmade song - eventually ended up moot because regardless of whatever she felt towards Kyle, her true love was towards Clarith.
    • Also occurs in the songs where there are two Rins. In South North Story Rin and Riliane get very intimate with each other and in Screws, Gears and Pride the two Rins pretty much give each other the "it's not you, it's me" speech when they part ways.
    • In the trailer for Praeludium of Red, there's a brief image of Elluka and Gumilia looking awfully chummy...
    • Some translations of Capriccio Farce have the doll call Ma "my dear Sorceress of Time".
    • The Madness of Duke Venomania Manga adaptation makes Lukana Octo a walking magnet of these. She was good friends with Lilien Tanner (a baker), and bought her a beautiful bracelet to match hers. In fact, looking for Lukana is Lilien's motivation to follow the duke at first. There's also an scene where Lukana is hugging and talking to Mikulia about the duke/their situation. Mikulia's only answer is that she loves Venomania... and she also loves Lukana.
    • Gumillia's feelings for Michaela are compared to Michaela's feelings for Clarith. At first Gumillia vows again and again to protect Michaela, and even before they become human, she tracks down Michaela's location when she goes missing for two weeks; similarly, in both the novel and the song, Michaela emphasizes how much she wants to protect Clarith, and occasionally it's Clarith who wants to protect her. When Michaela tells her that she will remain as a human in order to be with someone important to her, Gumillia responds that she has also just decided there's someone important she needs to protect and will thus remain human for, with the heavy implication that it's Michaela ("if Michaela wants to stay as a human, then I also donít want to revert back into a spirit"). Later, Gumillia is compared to Clarith when she challenges her on who will get to take care of tree sprout Michaela; Clarith realizes that "Michaela is an important person for her as well", and various characters have referred to their romantic interests as important people.
    • The scanned images for the Conchita novel have a...interesting image of Platonic and Elluka together.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Gallerian Marlon.
    • Also, Prim Marlon. Maybe it's a family trait?
    • Irina deserves special mention here, after all she is pretty much the one manipulating EVERY single character (Not even Elluka of all people saves herself from this ...literally) behind the events of Story of Evil and the Pere Noel Organization, we could fill an entire article just listing each one of her schemes, including manipulating Prim Marlon the former resident Magnificent Bastard
    • MA, too.
  • Magnum Opus: Story of Evil. Servant of Evil in particular. It's the song that gained mothy his producer name in the Vocaloid fanbase, after all.
  • Memetic Badass: Chartette Langley.
  • Memetic Mutation: After Story of Evil's supplementary material was released, fans are prone to making comments that go "CURSE YOU PRIM MARLON!"
    • Before that, there was "IT'S ALL KAITO'S FAULT!" due to the fact that whenever something went wrong in the Seven Deadly Sins series, a character played by Kaito would almost always be the cause of it.
    • Not to mention that before the truth came out about how the hell Conchita was so thin, it was a widely accepted meme to say that it all went to her boobs.
    • Jokes about Allen's beheading.
    • Mothy himself has become a memetic Magnificent Bastard.
    • People joking and complaining about when the Wrath song is coming out is fairly common.
    • Complaining about the names of certain characters. Pollo and Neruneru being the most common.
    • Certain scans from Waltz of Evil, the less of which is said, the better.
  • Misaimed Fandom: The Duke from The Madness of Duke Venomania seems to have quite a large fanbase, if the YouTube comments for the song are anything to go by.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Every Deadly Sin character crosses this except Rilianne, who was not yet beyond redemption:
    • Evil Food Eater Conchita: Cannibalism
    • Tailorshop on Enbizaka: Murder the Hypotenuse (three times) AND If I Can't Have You.
    • Duke Venomania's Madness: Rape. The women couldn't give consent; they were being magically manipulated by Venomania's charms.
    • Judgement of Corruption: Gallerian's greed resulting in outright war.
    • Gift From Princess Sleep-Bringer: Murder. On a grand scale. Might also count as Despair Event Horizon.
    • In Flower of the Plateau, Mikulia crosses this when she kills her own son just to hide the fact that she Really Gets Around
    • Prim of Story of Evil can cross this in one of several places, depending on whether you consider what happened first in the timeline or what the audience got to see first, but the most damning thing comes when the audience finally sees the whole picture: She triggered two decades' worth of international suffering and warfare, all for the sake of spiting one woman who died halfway through this plot.
  • Narm: Whenever mothy fails to pull off Nightmare Fuel or Tear Jerkers, it usually becomes this. For example, Allen's paragraph-long scream in the novels.
  • Nausea Fuel: Evil Food Eater Conchita.
    • Certain parts of Madness of Duke Venomania might initiate this instead of Fetish Fuel.
    • One of the images in the PV for Flower of the Plateau can qualify as well. See Fan Disservice above.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Has its own page.
  • Ron the Death Eater: Riliane gets this sometimes, mostly from rabid Len/Allen fangirls.
  • Squick: The Madness of Duke Venomania has several scenes that are likely to provoke such a reaction.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: It's rare, but when Mothy decides to write cute songs, they are really, really cute!
  • Tear Jerker: Many, but special mention goes to Servant of Evil, Regret Message, Daughter of White, Girl of a Miniature Garden, Flames of Yellow Phosphorus, The Last Revolver, Maiden of Wood ~1000-Year Wiegenlied~, Kept Waiting for a Response and White Brick and Black Mourning Dress.
    • A minor one where Germaine found out that the princess she captured in the Lucifenia Revolution is actually her foster brother whom practically grew up with and loved like family.
    • The novels are choke-full of these. From Riliane's talk about how wanting to be like her mother left her Lonely at the Top to Allen's Anguished Declaration of Love in the second novel (specially since Michaela thinks his feelings for her makes him as stupid as Kyle, even as she's dying), the novels make you feel sorry and teary-eyed for anyone not called Abyss I.R. or Prim Marlon.
    • Watching Us in its entirety.
    • In the "Waltz of Evil" guidebook, we find out that Conchita cried while eating Carlos.
  • The Woobie: Many, but Allen, Micheala, Kyle and Clarith in Story of Evil and Gumi's character in The Last Revolver stand out.
    • And Elluka if Chrono Story and Re-collective Musicbox are to be believed.
    • The unfortunate man Kayo Sudou was in love with in Tailor Shop on Enbizaka. The poor guy's entire family was murdered and he had no idea what was causing it until it was too late.
    • The Clockwork Doll. The lyrics of Master of the Court make her something of a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds too.
    Doll: How can the lifeless me understand? How can the heartless me understand?
    • Jerkass Woobie: Riliane.
      • And Venomania.
      • Ney Futapie/Marlon after her death.
      • Meta Salmhofer, in Escape of Salmhofer the Witch. Growing up without parents and engaging in a life of crime and terrorism for a while, she had a change of heart after giving birth to twins, and resolved to protect her children from experimentation, only to get murdered and her children kidnapped by Eve. She mentions in her song that she's never been loved by anyone. Ever.

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