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* PlotTriggeringDeath: Before her death, Wolfgang knew that the royal family was somewhat dubious, but had no real idea

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* PlotTriggeringDeath: Before her death, Her death was what allowed Wolfgang knew that to escape certain doom himself, leaving him on the royal family was somewhat dubious, but had no real ideastreets and with plenty of time to nurse his healthy resentment of the current monarch.



* TheCaligula: Dangerous levels of incompetence? Check. HairTriggerTemper with a generous amount of [[AxCrazy Ax-Craziness]]? Check. Sexual deviancy? ''Huge'' check.



* TheCaligula: Dangerous levels of incompetence? Check. HairTriggerTemper with a generous amount of [[AxCrazy Ax-Craziness]]? Check. Sexual deviancy? ''Huge'' check.


* AgentPeacock: Fashionable, pretty, decked out in pastels, and a key part in ensuring that Soohyuk and Wolfgang's plans for a rebellion succeed.

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* AgentPeacock: Fashionable, pretty, often decked out in pastels, and a key part in ensuring that Soohyuk and Wolfgang's plans for a rebellion succeed.



* CampGay: With this being a BoysLove series set in a fantasy world, the word "gay" is never mentioned outright, but when you're one of the only characters to have an UnlimitedWardrobe, wear eye makeup, and have a staff full of male eye candy, it's not exactly ambiguous.



* AmbiguouslyBrown: In the same vein as the Duke of Ulysses, the most we get on Theo's ethnicity is that he was born and raised in Depennia - but we never actually see or hear enough of Depennia to know if darker skin tones are more common there.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: In the same vein as the Duke of Ulysses, the most we get on Theo's ethnicity is that he was born and raised in Depennia - but we never actually see or hear enough of Depennia to know if darker skin tones are is more common there.


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* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:The second and third princes are spared via exile during the coup,]] and have yet to be heard from since.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: By chapter 35, the first prince is the only one left standing at the king's side, his brothers having fled at the first opportunity Wolfgang gave them - but it's implied he's following his father out of fear more than anything else, given that he had just beheaded a man in front of him.


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* HeroicSacrifice: Ended up staying behind in her home while it was in flames, if only to make sure Wolfgang got out alive.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Ended up staying behind in her home while it was in flames, if only flames to make sure Wolfgang got out alive.












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A tyrannical hedonist who's more concerned with preserving his own opulence and satisfying his more depraved urges than tending to matters of the state. While his apparent lack of ambition should make the task of overthrowing him a fairly easy one, his rather violent responses to any degree of opposition and determination to preserve his identity as the king decidedly do not.

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A tyrannical hedonist who's more concerned with preserving his own opulence and satisfying his more depraved urges than tending to matters Wolfgang's other half-brothers, the three eldest sons of the state. While his apparent lack king. Although they may be only following their father's lead, they also stand as a shining example of ambition should make the task deep-seated flaws of overthrowing him a fairly easy one, his rather violent responses to any degree of opposition and determination to preserve his identity as the king decidedly do not.royal family.



* JerkassHasAPoint: The third prince is the only noble not in on the plan to point out that [[spoiler:Soohyuk is using Wolfgang as a pawn to gain back his freedom, and even his eventually becoming king of Goldenleonard is only a means to that end.]] He's not entirely wrong, but by the time he caught on, not only had Soohyuk started to care about Wolfgang as a person, but [[spoiler:Wolfgang was already aware that Soohyuk was using him for his own agenda - it just so happens that he and Soohyuk have very similar goals.]]
* RoyalBrat: All three of them, as a result of their upbringing.
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A tyrannical hedonist who's more concerned with preserving his own opulence and satisfying his more depraved urges than tending to matters of the state. While his apparent lack of ambition should make the task of overthrowing him a fairly easy one, his rather violent responses to any degree of opposition and determination to preserve his identity as the king decidedly do not.
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* JerkassHasAPoint: The third prince is the only noble not in on the plan to point out that [[spoiler:Soohyuk is using Wolfgang as a pawn to gain back his freedom, and even his eventually becoming king of Goldenleonard is only a means to that end.]] He's not entirely wrong, but by the time he caught on, not only had Soohyuk started to care about Wolfgang as a person, but [[spoiler:Wolfgang was already aware that Soohyuk was using him for his own agenda - it just so happens that he and Soohyuk have very similar goals.]]
* RoyalBrat: All three of them, as a result of their upbringing.


Wolfgang's other half-brothers, the three eldest sons of the king. Although they may be only following their father's lead, they also stand as a shining example of the deep-seated flaws of the royal family

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* JerkassHasAPoint: The third prince is the only noble not in on the plan to point out that [[spoiler:Soohyuk is using Wolfgang as a pawn to gain back his freedom, and even his eventually becoming king of Goldenleonard is only a means to that end.]] He's not entirely wrong, but by the time he caught on, not only had Soohyuk started to care about Wolfgang as a person, but [[spoiler:Wolfgang was already aware that Soohyuk was using him for his own agenda - it just so happens that he and Soohyuk have very similar goals.]]
* RoyalBrat: All three of them, as a result of their upbringing.

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Wolfgang's other half-brothers, the three eldest sons of the king. Although they may be only following their father's lead, they also stand as a shining example of the deep-seated flaws of the royal family


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!Shin Soohyuk

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!Lord Sys of Ulysses

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: In the same vein as the Duke of Ulysses, the most we get on Theo's ethnicity is that he was likely born and raised in Depennia - but we never actually see or hear enough of Depennia to know if darker skin tones are more common there.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: In the same vein as the Duke of Ulysses, the most we get on Theo's ethnicity is that he was likely born and raised in Depennia - but we never actually see or hear enough of Depennia to know if darker skin tones are more common there.



* PapaWolf: Once he discovers the King's less savory pastimes, he takes it upon himself to [[spoiler:poison his wine, unaware of the Golden Blessing's effects,]] presumably out of fear that he may one day turn on Dandelion.

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* PapaWolf: Once he discovers the King's less savory pastimes, he takes it upon himself to [[spoiler:poison his wine, unaware of the Golden Blessing's effects,]] presumably out of fear that he may one day turn on Dandelion.



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* HiddenDepths: Has a wide array of knowledge regarding apothecary science thanks to [[spoiler:his biological parents, who were doctors running a small hospital in the Duchy of Ulysses. Unfortunately, they were executed under His Majesty's orders, and their hospital was subsequently burnt down - with a young Sys hidden beneath a trapdoor. To make matters worse, they were only killed as brutally as they were thanks to a Child who had been treated by Sys himself, claiming they had touched him, likely in order to avoid a similarly gruesome fate.]] While he ended up being HappilyAdopted by the Duke of Ulysses, the incident left him with some StepfordSmiler tendencies and a ''deep'' distrust of the King's Children as a whole, at least until Soohyuk came along.

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* HiddenDepths: Has a wide array of knowledge regarding apothecary science thanks to [[spoiler:his biological parents, who were doctors running a small hospital in the Duchy of Ulysses. Unfortunately, they were executed under His Majesty's orders, and their hospital was subsequently burnt down - with a young Sys hidden beneath a trapdoor. To make matters worse, they were only killed as brutally as they were thanks to a Child who (who had been treated by Sys himself, himself) claiming they had touched him, likely in order to avoid a similarly gruesome fate.]] While he ended up being HappilyAdopted by the Duke of Ulysses, the incident left him with some StepfordSmiler tendencies and a ''deep'' distrust of the King's Children as a whole, at least until Soohyuk came along.


* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Chapter 22 reveals them to be this, as a result of "The Golden Blessing."
* [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Violently Protective Boyfriend]]: Their actual relationship status is unclear by this point, seeing as Wolfgang only found out about Soohyuk reciprocating his feelings the previous chapter, but he ''loses his shit'' upon seeing Soohyuk [[spoiler:being subjected to a ShamefulStrip in the dead of winter in Chapter 25, as punishment for becoming intimate with him - the only thing that manages to hold him back is a note from Soohyuk himself reading "do not stop," as a reminder of their greater mission.]]

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* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Chapter Episode 22 reveals them to be this, as a result of "The Golden Blessing."
* [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Violently Protective Boyfriend]]: Their actual relationship status is unclear by this point, seeing as Wolfgang only found out about Soohyuk reciprocating his feelings the previous chapter, episode, but he ''loses his shit'' upon seeing Soohyuk [[spoiler:being subjected to a ShamefulStrip in the dead of winter in Chapter Episode 25, as punishment for becoming intimate with him - the only thing that manages to hold him back is a note from Soohyuk himself reading "do not stop," as a reminder of their greater mission.]]



A flamboyant and outgoing noble who is best known for his "odd pastimes" - often involving buff men and high fashion - who allies himself with Wolfgang and Soohyuk within minutes of them arriving to settle the dispute between the King and the Duke of Ulysses, Sys' adoptive father, in Chapter 4. Though his decision to aid them in their plans for a revolution may seem spontaneous, his friendship with Soohyuk notwithstanding, he is eventually revealed to have his own reasons.

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A flamboyant and outgoing noble who is best known for his "odd pastimes" - often involving buff men and high fashion - who allies himself with Wolfgang and Soohyuk within minutes of them arriving to settle the dispute between the King and the Duke of Ulysses, Sys' adoptive father, in Chapter Episode 4. Though his decision to aid them in their plans for a revolution may seem spontaneous, his friendship with Soohyuk notwithstanding, he is eventually revealed to have his own reasons.



* ScienceHero: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed.]] Science is far from the only tool available to Sys, but his being well-versed in medicine comes in handy when [[spoiler:finding suitable allergens so that Soohyuk can keep up his WoundedGazelleGambit in Chapter 25 or creating a potent enough anesthetic to knock the palace guards out come TheCoup in chapter 34.]]
* TheUnTwist: The Duke is an AmbiguouslyBrown ReasonableAuthorityFigure with a reserved personality, while Sys himself is a campy, lilac-haired PrettyBoy who borders heavily on being a PerpetualSmiler. The first mention of Sys being adopted is in Chapter 26.

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* ScienceHero: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed.]] Science is far from the only tool available to Sys, but his being well-versed in medicine comes in handy when [[spoiler:finding suitable allergens so that Soohyuk can keep up his WoundedGazelleGambit in Chapter Episode 25 or creating a potent enough anesthetic to knock the palace guards out come TheCoup in chapter Episode 34.]]
* TheUnTwist: The Duke is an AmbiguouslyBrown ReasonableAuthorityFigure with a reserved personality, while Sys himself is a campy, lilac-haired PrettyBoy who borders heavily on being a PerpetualSmiler. The first mention of Sys being adopted is in Chapter Episode 26.



* SmallRoleBigImpact: She's been dead for years by the time the prologue roles around and is only featured prominently in one chapter (during a {{Flashback}}, no less) but it was her teachings that first convinced Wolfgang to run as far away from the royal family as possible and take to the streets when he was first left to his own devices - and then, years later, a search party is deployed to weed him out...

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* SmallRoleBigImpact: She's been dead for years by the time the prologue roles around and is only featured prominently in one chapter episode (during a {{Flashback}}, no less) but it was her teachings that first convinced Wolfgang to run as far away from the royal family as possible and take to the streets when he was first left to his own devices - and then, years later, a search party is deployed to weed him out...



* TheUnTwist: The Duke himself is an AmbiguouslyBrown ReasonableAuthorityFigure with a reserved personality, while his son Sys is a campy, lilac-haired PrettyBoy who borders heavily on being a PerpetualSmiler. The first mention of Sys being adopted is in Chapter 26.

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* TheUnTwist: The Duke himself is an AmbiguouslyBrown ReasonableAuthorityFigure with a reserved personality, while his son Sys is a campy, lilac-haired PrettyBoy who borders heavily on being a PerpetualSmiler. The first mention of Sys being adopted is in Chapter Episode 26.



* TheReveal: He was [[spoiler:the mysterious assailant of chapter 21.]]

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* TheReveal: He was [[spoiler:the mysterious assailant of chapter Episode 21.]]



* FreudianExcuseIsNoExcuse: It's stated InUniverse that it was the king's excess levels of privilege and pampered upbringing that lead him to his current state. Wolfgang even acknowledges the possibility of a FreudianExcuse in Chapter 36, but is quick to shoot it down as anything worth finding out.

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* FreudianExcuseIsNoExcuse: It's stated InUniverse that it was the king's excess levels of privilege and pampered upbringing that lead him to his current state. Wolfgang even acknowledges the possibility of a FreudianExcuse in Chapter Episode 36, but is quick to shoot it down as anything worth finding out.


* {{Expy}}: In terms of appearance, of Father from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. He also has shades of the same character's cold foreboding, but that seems to be where the similarities end. [[WordOfGod The author stated]] that this meant to be homage to the series itself.

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* {{Expy}}: In terms of appearance, of Father from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. He also has shades of the same character's cold foreboding, but that seems to be where the similarities end. [[WordOfGod The author stated]] Haga herself states in the authors' notes]] that this meant to be homage to the series itself.



* NoNameGiven: He's either referred to as His Grace, His Majesty, or simply the King.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:His ultimate fate is having his head placed on a pike and put on display in the courtyard as proof of his death.]]

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* NoNameGiven: He's either only ever referred to as His Grace, His Majesty, or simply the King.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:His ultimate fate is having his head placed on a pike and put on display in the courtyard as proof of his death. Also counts as a KarmicDeath, considering he's decapitated dissenters before.]]


* {{Expy}}: In terms of appearance, of Father from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. He also has shades of the same character's cold foreboding, but that seems to be where the similarities end.

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* {{Expy}}: In terms of appearance, of Father from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. He also has shades of the same character's cold foreboding, but that seems to be where the similarities end. [[WordOfGod The author stated]] that this meant to be homage to the series itself.


** Arguably {{Deconstructed}} and then {{Reconstructed}}, at least in Season 1. Wolfgang ''tries'' to take an ActionHero approach to his problems at first, picking fights upon witnessing any injustice, real or perceived, but he is quickly reminded that this is likely to get either himself or other people in trouble instead of actually helping. And while in later episodes he's in charge of the parts of the rebellion concerned with physical combat, he makes it very clear that he won't stand for causing any unnecessary casualties or deaths.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: While his surname is a little hard to make sense of, given that it's likely made up for the setting, "Wolfgang," at least, is an Old German name that translates roughly to "path of a wolf."

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** Arguably {{Deconstructed}} and then {{Reconstructed}}, at least in Season 1. Wolfgang ''tries'' to take an ActionHero approach to his problems at first, picking fights upon witnessing any real or perceived injustice, real or perceived, but he is quickly reminded that this is likely to get either himself or other people in trouble instead of actually helping. And while in later episodes he's in charge of the parts of the rebellion concerned with physical combat, he makes it very clear that he won't stand for causing any unnecessary casualties or deaths.
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: While his surname is a little hard to make sense of, given that it's likely made up for the setting, "Wolfgang," at least, is an Old German name that translates roughly to either "path of a wolf" or "traveling wolf."



* BigOlEyebrows: Downplayed, but definitely thick enough to be striking. They're unusually dark, too, in contrast to his blonde hair.

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* BigOlEyebrows: Downplayed, but definitely thick enough to be striking. They're unusually dark, too, in contrast to with his blonde hair.



* AlmightyJanitor: In the eyes of the law, he's basically property, but he proves to be almost frighteningly intelligent and has almost top-notch insight into the country's current econopolitical climate thanks to having connections in the form of his Minister father, making him an invaluable ally to Wolfgang even before they form anything close to a friendship. [[spoiler:He's also been drafting plans for a rebellion with Lord Sys long before Wolfgang entered the picture - it's all but stated that the only thing keeping him from acting upon them without the help of a prince was his status.]]

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* AlmightyJanitor: In the eyes of the law, he's basically property, but he proves to be almost frighteningly intelligent and has almost top-notch insight into the country's current econopolitical political and economic climate thanks to having connections in the form of his Minister father, making him an invaluable ally to Wolfgang even before they form anything close to a friendship. [[spoiler:He's also been drafting plans for a rebellion with Lord Sys long before Wolfgang entered the picture - it's all but stated that the only thing keeping him from acting upon them without the help of a prince was his status.]]

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