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* BigBad: Sedna, the being of Darkness that Urin accidentally frees. She then starts corrupting the sea creatures and everyone around her. [[spoiler:However, it's possibly [[NoAntagonist subverted]]- she is at least a non-evil Big Bad, as she is [[TheReveal revealed]] to be the sorrow that the islanders cast away, rather than a truly evil being. The characters accept it rather than defeat it.]]

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* BigBad: Sedna, the being of Darkness that Urin accidentally frees. She then starts corrupting the sea creatures and everyone around her. [[spoiler:However, it's possibly [[NoAntagonist subverted]]- she is subverted]] at least a non-evil Big Bad, as she the end--she is [[TheReveal revealed]] to be the sorrow that the islanders cast away, rather than a truly evil being. The characters accept it rather than defeat it.]]

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* AnimalEspionage: Sedna's butterflies can spy for her and [[spoiler:Urin]].


* BigBad: Sedna, the being of Darkness that Urin accidentally frees. She then starts corrupting the sea creatures and everyone around her. [[spoiler:However, itís possibly [[NoAntagonist subverted]]- she is at least a non-evil Big Bad, as she is [[TheReveal revealed]] to be the sorrow that the islanders cast away, rather than a truly evil being. The characters accept it rather than defeat it.]]

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* BigBad: Sedna, the being of Darkness that Urin accidentally frees. She then starts corrupting the sea creatures and everyone around her. [[spoiler:However, itís it's possibly [[NoAntagonist subverted]]- she is at least a non-evil Big Bad, as she is [[TheReveal revealed]] to be the sorrow that the islanders cast away, rather than a truly evil being. The characters accept it rather than defeat it.]]


* [[spoiler:EverybodyLives: Despite numerous warnings of death should specific actions be taken, no one dies at the end of the series. Not even Sedna, as she is accepted back into peoplesí hearts.]]

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* [[spoiler:EverybodyLives: EverybodyLives: Despite numerous warnings of death should specific actions be taken, no one dies at the end of the series. Not [[spoiler:Not even Sedna, as she is accepted back into peoplesí peoples' hearts.]]


* RedHerring: [[spoiler:The Elder Turtle is often wary of Kanon and is convinced she will [[DarkMagicalGirl fall into darkness]] if not watched. He's wrong. Marin does.

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* RedHerring: [[spoiler:The The Elder Turtle is often wary of Kanon and her evil aura, and is convinced she will [[DarkMagicalGirl fall into darkness]] if not watched. He's [[spoiler:He's wrong. Marin does.]]



* VocalDissonance: Kojima sounds ''very'' girlish despite being a studious young man..

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* VocalDissonance: Kojima sounds ''very'' girlish despite being a studious young man..man.


* DesignatedLoveInterest: Kojima, with whom Kanon doesn't even have a fraction of [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship the chemistry she has with Marin]].


* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Kanon and Marin become very close friends over the course of the series.

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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Kanon and Marin become very close friends over the course of the series.series, but Kanon is in a relationship with Kojima.


* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Curiously, Marin and Urin's relationship seems to swing that way, despite their age difference.
** Also between Kanon and Marin.

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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Curiously, Marin and Urin's relationship seems to swing that way, despite their age difference.
** Also between
Kanon and Marin.Marin become very close friends over the course of the series.
* TheSacredDarkness: [[spoiler:The islanders' unwillingness to accept and deal with the sorrow in their hearts created Sedna, and both light and dark combine to create the heart of a person. When the darkness is accepted back into the people, Sedna disappears peacefully.]]


* AnAesop: [[spoiler: Everyone has darkness in their hearts. That's normal, and we must learn to accept it, not cast it out.]]

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* AnAesop: [[spoiler: Everyone has darkness in their hearts. [[DarkIsNotEvil That's normal, normal]], [[RousseauWasRight and we must learn to accept it, not cast it out.]]]]]]



* BigBad: Sedna, the being of Darkness that Urin accidentally frees. She then starts corrupting the sea creatures and everyone around her. [[spoiler:However, itís possibly [[NoAntagonist subverted]] when she is [[TheReveal revealed]] to be the sorrow that the islanders cast away, rather than a truly evil being. The characters accept it rather than defeat it.]]

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* BigBad: Sedna, the being of Darkness that Urin accidentally frees. She then starts corrupting the sea creatures and everyone around her. [[spoiler:However, itís possibly [[NoAntagonist subverted]] when subverted]]- she is at least a non-evil Big Bad, as she is [[TheReveal revealed]] to be the sorrow that the islanders cast away, rather than a truly evil being. The characters accept it rather than defeat it.]]


''Umi Monogatari'' is unusual among MagicalGirlWarrior shows in that the focus is more on emotional development of the characters, the fights are fairly long, the girls' mentor is completely wrong about some things, most of the music is gentle piano music, and the revelation of what the BigBad ''really'' is allows for a conclusion that's more true to life than most shows of this nature.

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''Umi Monogatari'' is unusual among MagicalGirlWarrior shows in that the focus is more on emotional development of the characters, the fights are fairly long, the girls' mentor is completely wrong about some things, most of the music is gentle piano music, and the revelation TheReveal of what the BigBad ''really'' is allows for a conclusion that's more [[RousseauWasRight true to life life]] than most shows of this nature.



* AnAesop: [[spoiler: Everyone has darkness in their hearts. That's normal, and we must learn to accept it, not cast it out]].

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* AnAesop: [[spoiler: Everyone has darkness in their hearts. That's normal, and we must learn to accept it, not cast it out]].out.]]



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Kanon and Marin defeat Sedna, but have to separate since land and sea people are not supposed to be together. It is hinted that Kanon will keep looking for Marin]]. In the DVD special [[spoiler:Kanon keeps longing to meet Marin again, and almost encounters her]].

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* BigBad: Sedna, the being of Darkness that Urin accidentally frees. She then starts corrupting the sea creatures and everyone around her. [[spoiler:However, itís possibly [[NoAntagonist subverted]] when she is [[TheReveal revealed]] to be the sorrow that the islanders cast away, rather than a truly evil being. The characters accept it rather than defeat it.]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Kanon and Marin defeat accept Sedna, but have to separate since land and sea people are not supposed to be together. It is hinted that Kanon will keep looking for Marin]]. In the DVD special [[spoiler:Kanon keeps longing to meet Marin again, and almost encounters her]].



* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: Eerie blue butterflies show up the night of the eclipse. [[spoiler: Urin grows butterfly wings after hatching from a cocoon]].

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* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: Eerie blue butterflies show up the night of the eclipse. [[spoiler: Urin eclipse, and [[spoiler:Urin grows butterfly wings after hatching from a cocoon]].cocoon.]]



* TheCorrupter: Sedna corrupts the islanders, sea creatures, and [[spoiler:Urin]] to suit her needs.

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* TheCorrupter: Sedna corrupts the islanders, sea creatures, and [[spoiler:Urin]] to suit her needs. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope However]] she isnít corrupting them so much as returning their lost sorrow.]]



** In the end, [[spoiler: Sedna fits this, as she was created out of accumulated sadness in people's hearts]].

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** In the end, [[spoiler: [[spoiler:[[NotEvilJustMisunderstood Sedna fits this, this]], as she was created out of accumulated sadness in people's hearts]].



* EverybodyLives: Despite numerous warnings of death should specific actions be taken, no one dies at the end of the series.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Urin]] turns evil halfway through the series.
* FantasticRacism: Urin's not exactly pleased with the people on land, and often wishes to return to the sea.

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* EverybodyLives: [[spoiler:EverybodyLives: Despite numerous warnings of death should specific actions be taken, no one dies at the end of the series.
series. Not even Sedna, as she is accepted back into peoplesí hearts.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Urin]] [[spoiler:Urin]] turns evil halfway through the series.
* FantasticRacism: Urin's not exactly pleased with the people on land, and often wishes to return to the sea. [[spoiler:Her FaceHeelTurn is in part because of this.]]



* TheHeartless: [[spoiler:Sedna fits this, being born out of the people's sorrow]].

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* TheHeartless: [[spoiler:Sedna fits this, being born out of the people's sorrow]].sorrow.]]



* HopeSpot: In episode 11, Marin and Kanon try to combine their powers to save Urin from Sedna. She just absorbs it, draining them completely and shattering their [[TransformationTrinket transformation stones]].

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* HopeSpot: In episode 11, Marin [[spoiler:Marin and Kanon try to combine their powers to save Urin from Sedna. She just absorbs it, draining them completely and shattering their [[TransformationTrinket transformation stones]].stones]]]].



* IncorruptiblePurePureness: The Elder Turtle thinks Marin is this, and strives to protect her from the darkness. [[spoiler:Instead she falls into it]].
* {{Iyashikei}}: This anime is about accepting your inner darkness.

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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: The Elder Turtle thinks Marin is this, and strives to protect her from the darkness. [[spoiler:Instead she falls into it]].
it.]]
* {{Iyashikei}}: This anime [[spoiler:The story is about accepting your inner darkness.]]



* KnowNothingKnowItAll: The Elder Turtle has shades of this; not only is he wrong about [[spoiler: which priestess will fall into darkness]], he doesn't comprehend what Sedna truly is and gives wrong information as a result.
* LastEpisodeThemeReprise: Inverted, as the theme plays at the beginning of the last episode in a more somber tone as [[spoiler: Marin and Kanon are near death]].

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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: The Elder Turtle has shades of this; not only is he wrong about [[spoiler: which [[spoiler:which priestess will fall into darkness]], he doesn't comprehend what Sedna truly is and gives wrong information as a result.
* LastEpisodeThemeReprise: Inverted, as the theme plays at the beginning of the last episode in a more somber tone as [[spoiler: Marin [[spoiler:Marin and Kanon are near death]].



* LoveHurts: This is Oshima and Kanon's situation in a nutshell.

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* LoveHurts: This is Oshima Kanon and Kanon's [[spoiler:Oshima]]'s situation in a nutshell.



** Oshima initially seems to be your classic AlphaBitch, but she has ''heartbreaking'' hidden depths. She tells Kanon that even when she was going out with Kojima, all he ever talked about was Kanon. She feels she'll never measure up to Kanon in his eyes, and that it ''hurts'' to like someone that much knowing they'll never feel the same way about you.
* MadeOfEvil: [[spoiler:Sedna, though not so much evil as sadness]].

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** Oshima [[spoiler:Oshima initially seems to be your classic AlphaBitch, but she has ''heartbreaking'' ''[[TearJerker heartbreaking]]'' hidden depths. She tells Kanon that even when she was going out with Kojima, all he ever talked about was Kanon. She feels she'll never measure up to Kanon in his eyes, and that it ''hurts'' to like someone that much knowing they'll never feel the same way about you.
you.]]
* MadeOfEvil: [[spoiler:Sedna, though not so much evil as sadness]].sadness.]]



* MoreThanMindControl: By the end of the series, the heroines realize that [[spoiler: Sedna's darkness was really just magnifying the weakness that was already present in people's hearts]].

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* MoreThanMindControl: By the end of the series, the heroines realize that [[spoiler: Sedna's [[spoiler:Sedna's darkness was really just magnifying the weakness that was already present in people's hearts]].



* OlderAlterEgo: A villainous version. [[spoiler:In the final episode, Sedna possessing Urin causes her to age into a young woman]].

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* OlderAlterEgo: A villainous version. [[spoiler:In the final episode, Sedna possessing Urin causes her to age into a young woman]].woman.]]



* ThePowerOfLove: This is how Marin and Kanon save Urin from Sedna. [[spoiler:Instead of defeating Sedna with a spear of light and killing Urin, her host, Marin and Kanon reach out to her. They hug her, and the power of Marin's love and Kanon's acceptance of darkness moves Sedna's heart and causes her to disappear peacefully]].

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* ThePowerOfLove: This is how Marin and Kanon save Urin from Sedna. [[spoiler:Instead of defeating Sedna with a spear of light and killing Urin, her host, Marin and Kanon reach out to her. They hug her, and the power of Marin's love and Kanon's acceptance of darkness moves Sedna's heart and causes her to disappear peacefully]].peacefully.]]



* RedEyesTakeWarning: Averted with Kanon and the shrine maiden, but played straight with [[spoiler: a corrupted Urin]].
* RedHerring: The Elder Turtle is often wary of Kanon and is convinced she will fall into darkness if not watched. [[spoiler:He's wrong. Marin does]].
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Urin believes this in the finale, but she's convinced otherwise and saved]].

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: Averted with Kanon and the shrine maiden, but played straight with [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a corrupted Urin]].
* RedHerring: The [[spoiler:The Elder Turtle is often wary of Kanon and is convinced she will [[DarkMagicalGirl fall into darkness darkness]] if not watched. [[spoiler:He's He's wrong. Marin does]].
does.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Urin believes this in the finale, but she's convinced otherwise and saved]].saved.]]



* TheReveal: Kanon and Marin find out about Sedna's true nature while being almost defeated by her. Specifically, [[spoiler:Sedna is formed from the combined sorrow that the inhabitants of the island committed to the sea]].

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* TheReveal: Kanon and Marin find out about Sedna's true nature while being almost defeated by her. Specifically, [[spoiler:Sedna [[spoiler:[[NotEvilJustMisunderstood Sedna is formed from the combined sorrow that the inhabitants of the island committed to the sea]].sea]]]].


* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: This turns out to be a crucial part of the series, as [[spoiler: the islanders' unwillingness to accept and deal with the sorrow in their hearts created Sedna]]. In the end [[spoiler: the darkness is accepted by them and becomes one with the light]].
** Somewhat subverted on account of the fact that [[spoiler: Sedna is not actually evil or good, it is merely sorrow, and rather than "balance" the issue is accepting one's sorrow and joy alike.]]

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* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: This turns out to be a crucial part of the series, as [[spoiler: the islanders' unwillingness to accept and deal with the sorrow in their hearts created Sedna]]. In the end [[spoiler: they accept the darkness is accepted by them darkness, and becomes one it merges with the light]].
** Somewhat subverted on account of the fact that [[spoiler: Sedna is not actually evil or good, it is merely sorrow, and rather than "balance" the issue is accepting one's sorrow and joy alike.]]
light]].



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Kanon and Marin defeat Sedna, but have to separate since land and sea people are not supposed to be together. It is hinted that Kanon will keep looking for Marin]].
** In the DVD special it becomes clear that [[spoiler:Kanon keeps longing to meet Marin again. She even seems to get her wish for a while, which makes things even more bitter]].

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Kanon and Marin defeat Sedna, but have to separate since land and sea people are not supposed to be together. It is hinted that Kanon will keep looking for Marin]].
**
Marin]]. In the DVD special it becomes clear that [[spoiler:Kanon keeps longing to meet Marin again. She even seems to get her wish for a while, which makes things even more bitter]].again, and almost encounters her]].



* CantCatchUp: Kanon struggles with this, feeling inadequate at times.

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* CantCatchUp: CantCatchUp:
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Kanon struggles with this, feeling fighting and feels inadequate at times.



* DarkIsNotEvil: Kanon's evil aura doesn't make her evil; it grants her immunity to Sedna's evil.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: DarkIsNotEvil:
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Kanon's evil aura doesn't make her evil; it grants her immunity to Sedna's evil.

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* LostInTranslation: Marin's declarations of love are translated as "I love you." The specific way she says it in Japanese, "aishiteru," indicates the utmost level of affection reserved only for very special occasions. This is why everyone else is shocked when she uses it casually; not only is it a declaration of love, but utmost love.

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** Somewhat subverted on account of the fact that [[spoiler: Sedna is not actually evil or good, it is merely sorrow, and rather than "balance" the issue is accepting one's sorrow and joy alike.]]


[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] the ''[[{{Lightnovel/Bakemonogatari}} Monogatari]]'' series.

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[[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] the ''[[{{Lightnovel/Bakemonogatari}} Monogatari]]'' series.

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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] the ''[[{{Lightnovel/Bakemonogatari}} Monogatari]]'' series.

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