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** Alice gets Shina's reality outfit as the heroine of the series. [[spoiler: Like Shina, Alice is already long since gone and returned to the group somewhat off, Alice being a Marchen copy of her former self and Shina being a creation of the Ludens based on Iris's memories.]]

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** Alice gets Shina's reality outfit as the heroine of the series. [[spoiler: Like Shina, Alice is already long since gone and returned to the group somewhat off, Alice being a Marchen copy of her former self and Shina being a creation of the Ludens based on Iris's memories.]]]] This one is especially interesting as, clothes and [[VagueAge implied age difference]] aside, Shina is an obvious {{Expy}} of Alice appearance-wise.



* ButNowIMustGo: In one cutscene, Kaguya tells Jack that she has a strange felling that she belongs elswhere, but doesn't want to go and tells Jack to stop her if she tries to leave. This is a Blood Libido; Kaguya from The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter ends up leaving her adopted family to return to the Moon.

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* ButNowIMustGo: In one cutscene, Kaguya tells Jack that she has a strange felling feeling that she belongs elswhere, but doesn't want to go and tells Jack to stop her if she tries to leave. This is a Blood Libido; Kaguya from The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter ends up leaving her adopted family to return to the Moon.



* TheIllegible: He is stated to have terrible handwriting. [[spoiler:To get the TrueFinalBoss, the player has to use this fact to catch him in a lie regarding the the Jail Memos' origins.]]

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* TheIllegible: He is stated to have terrible handwriting. [[spoiler:To get the TrueFinalBoss, the player has to use this fact to catch him in a lie regarding the the Jail Memos' origins.]]


* ParodySue: She has access to just about every power any other character has, has almost everyone's immediate and extreme respect, and the world seems, if only for a moment, better off for her simply existing, and even once things do fall apart she can pull it all back together again. [[spoiler: [[InvokedTrope Having forced herself into this very role]] by using the second Jail's core to rewrite history for her own happiness with Little Mermaid, reality is warped in such a way that ultimately proves to make everyone else more miserable before killing them all off.[[DefiedTrope She opts out of this]] in the true ending and remake's timeline, legitimately working toward the happiness she desires even at the risk of sacrificing herself.]]

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* ParodySue: A tragic, rather than comedic, example. She has access to just about every power any other character has, has almost everyone's immediate and extreme respect, and the world seems, if only for a moment, better off for her simply existing, and even once things do fall apart she can pull it all back together again. [[spoiler: [[InvokedTrope Having forced herself into this very role]] by using the second Jail's core to rewrite history for her own happiness with Little Mermaid, reality is warped in such a way that ultimately proves to make everyone else more miserable before killing them all off.[[DefiedTrope She opts out of this]] in the true ending and remake's timeline, legitimately working toward the happiness she desires even at the risk of sacrificing herself.]]

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* ParodySue: She has access to just about every power any other character has, has almost everyone's immediate and extreme respect, and the world seems, if only for a moment, better off for her simply existing, and even once things do fall apart she can pull it all back together again. [[spoiler: [[InvokedTrope Having forced herself into this very role]] by using the second Jail's core to rewrite history for her own happiness with Little Mermaid, reality is warped in such a way that ultimately proves to make everyone else more miserable before killing them all off.[[DefiedTrope She opts out of this]] in the true ending and remake's timeline, legitimately working toward the happiness she desires even at the risk of sacrificing herself.]]


* BladeBelowTheShoulder: The transformation into Blood Skelter typically involves their weapon warping into a more sinister form and fusing to their limbs. Alice plays it completely straight with her arm ending in a massive sword. Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and Tsuu play it mostly straight, just with scissors, bows, tower-like hammers, and a sword/scythe hybrid respectively. Cinderella and Little Mermaid play with it, as their weapons are instead fused to their ''legs''. Cinderella has one leg completely fused to her boots, while the other becomes a mass of energy. Little Mermaid's spear fuses entirely with her legs creating a long tail covered in blades that ends in a trident.

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* BladeBelowTheShoulder: The transformation into Blood Skelter typically involves their weapon warping into a more sinister form and fusing to their limbs. Alice plays it completely straight with her arm ending in a massive sword. Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and Tsuu Otsuu play it mostly straight, just with scissors, bows, tower-like hammers, and a sword/scythe hybrid respectively. Cinderella and Little Mermaid play with it, as their weapons are instead fused to their ''legs''. Cinderella has one leg completely fused to her boots, while the other becomes a mass of energy. Little Mermaid's spear fuses entirely with her legs creating a long tail covered in blades that ends in a trident.



* FairyTale: All of them are living references to these, as noted under each one. Together, however, they are all part of [[spoiler: [[{{UsefulNotes/Tanabata}} The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl]]. Tsuu's Jobs include multiple direct references that place her as Hikoboshi, while her relationship with Little Mermaid places her in the role of Orihime. The rest of the Blood Team, regularly referred to as "birdies" by Michiru, play the role of the magpies who reunite the StarCrossedLovers. This is most apparent in the postgame of the remake, where the Blood Team helps Tsuu revive Little Mermaid in the original timeline.]]
* FamilyOfChoice: More so in the sequel, where as Mary Skelter was closer to a BandOfBrothers. Lack of professional structure to the group, thanks to the Dawn's quick destruction, and the situation being a desperate bid for survival as opposed to a methodical search and preparation for escaping the Jail drives the team into a less professional and more familial relationship centered around the "parents" Tsuu and Little Mermaid getting everyone together and mediating their personal disputes.

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* FairyTale: All of them are living references to these, as noted under each one. Together, however, they are all part of [[spoiler: [[{{UsefulNotes/Tanabata}} The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl]]. Tsuu's Otsuu's Jobs include multiple direct references that place her as Hikoboshi, while her relationship with Little Mermaid places her in the role of Orihime. The rest of the Blood Team, regularly referred to as "birdies" by Michiru, play the role of the magpies who reunite the StarCrossedLovers. This is most apparent in the postgame of the remake, where the Blood Team helps Tsuu Otsuu revive Little Mermaid in the original timeline.]]
* FamilyOfChoice: More so in the sequel, where as Mary Skelter was closer to a BandOfBrothers. Lack of professional structure to the group, thanks to the Dawn's quick destruction, and the situation being a desperate bid for survival as opposed to a methodical search and preparation for escaping the Jail drives the team into a less professional and more familial relationship centered around the "parents" Tsuu Otsuu and Little Mermaid getting everyone together and mediating their personal disputes.



** Tsuu: Obsessed with returning favors.

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** Tsuu: Otsuu: Obsessed with returning favors.



* VagueAge: Downplayed; due to the way that Blood Maidens tend to be discovered, not to mention that they [[spoiler:appear to develop far longer in their mothers' wombs than a normal human]], it's difficult to pin down an exact age for the cast. However, the prequel novels for both games do provide some reference points to narrow their ages down: Red Riding Hood is around 20 years old by the time of the game's events, Cinderella is approximately 18 in the first game, Tsuu and Little Mermaid from the sequel are roughly 15, Thumbelina and her sisters are 14, and Rapunzel is found seven years after her chapter which likely places her at 10 or younger. No numerical hints are given for Gretel, Jack, Alice, Kaguya, or Hameln, though Gretel visibly looks younger than most of the cast and Alice's ACupAngst scene implies that she is close in age to Thumbelina.

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* VagueAge: Downplayed; due to the way that Blood Maidens tend to be discovered, not to mention that they [[spoiler:appear to develop far longer in their mothers' wombs than a normal human]], it's difficult to pin down an exact age for the cast. However, the prequel novels for both games do provide some reference points to narrow their ages down: Red Riding Hood is around 20 years old by the time of the game's events, Cinderella is approximately 18 in the first game, Tsuu Otsuu and Little Mermaid from the sequel are roughly 15, Thumbelina and her sisters are 14, and Rapunzel is found seven years after her chapter which likely places her at 10 or younger. No numerical hints are given for Gretel, Jack, Alice, Kaguya, or Hameln, though Gretel visibly looks younger than most of the cast and Alice's ACupAngst scene implies that she is close in age to Thumbelina.



** Tsuu gets Arata's outfit as the "hero" of the story. [[spoiler: Like Arata she makes repeated attempts to reset time to save Little Mermaid.]]

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** Tsuu Otsuu gets Arata's outfit as the "hero" of the story. [[spoiler: Like Arata she makes repeated attempts to reset time to save Little Mermaid.]]



* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: In ''Mary Skelter 2'', Jack becomes a Nightmare. A FaceHeelTurn is avoided thanks to his link with Tsuu, though moments of extreme distress threaten to finally push him over and drag her along with. [[spoiler: Discovering that the Mysterious Nightmare is the original Alice does finally push him over the line.]]

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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: In ''Mary Skelter 2'', Jack becomes a Nightmare. A FaceHeelTurn is avoided thanks to his link with Tsuu, Otsuu, though moments of extreme distress threaten to finally push him over and drag her along with. [[spoiler: Discovering that the Mysterious Nightmare is the original Alice does finally push him over the line.]]



** He can find the items again in the remake in the same manner, each of them serving as infinite use ScratchDamage items. [[spoiler: [[ChekhovsGun They are also vital in restoring Tsuu's memories]].]]

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** He can find the items again in the remake in the same manner, each of them serving as infinite use ScratchDamage items. [[spoiler: [[ChekhovsGun They are also vital in restoring Tsuu's Otsuu's memories]].]]



** In ''Mary Skelter 2'', he takes a hit for Tsuu from Blood Skelter Alice that would have killed him if not for the aforementioned EmergencyTransformation.

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** In ''Mary Skelter 2'', he takes a hit for Tsuu Otsuu from Blood Skelter Alice that would have killed him if not for the aforementioned EmergencyTransformation.



** ''Mary Skelter 2'' gets around this by instead making her Blood Libido specifically an obsession with tea parties, rather than the need for logic, many of her side events focusing on trying to have one with Jack, Tsuu, and Little Mermaid.

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** ''Mary Skelter 2'' gets around this by instead making her Blood Libido specifically an obsession with tea parties, rather than the need for logic, many of her side events focusing on trying to have one with Jack, Tsuu, Otsuu, and Little Mermaid.



* LoveHurts: Her ''Mary Skelter 2'' story in a nutshell. [[spoiler:She goes into Blood Skelter like the first game, except this time she believes that she has killed Jack instead of simply harming him. She has such a massive FreakOut that the Jail turns her into an OmnicidalManiac Nightmare due to misinterpreting her desire to erase Jack's death. She leaves behind a mimic with her original memories, who is completely unaware of the fact that she's a clone until [[TomatoInTheMirror she is exposed as such by Tsuu]]. In response to there being two Alices to protect, Nightmare Jack splits in two, one part fusing with Nightmare Alice to become Nightmare Love. And after Nightmare Love (and thus Nightmare Jack and Nightmare Alice) are eliminated by the Blood Team, the mimic Alice is promptly killed by the upper Tower Nightmare, with her last words being that it was worth it just to spend time with Jack.]] ''Yikes''.

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* LoveHurts: Her ''Mary Skelter 2'' story in a nutshell. [[spoiler:She goes into Blood Skelter like the first game, except this time she believes that she has killed Jack instead of simply harming him. She has such a massive FreakOut that the Jail turns her into an OmnicidalManiac Nightmare due to misinterpreting her desire to erase Jack's death. She leaves behind a mimic with her original memories, who is completely unaware of the fact that she's a clone until [[TomatoInTheMirror she is exposed as such by Tsuu]].Otsuu]]. In response to there being two Alices to protect, Nightmare Jack splits in two, one part fusing with Nightmare Alice to become Nightmare Love. And after Nightmare Love (and thus Nightmare Jack and Nightmare Alice) are eliminated by the Blood Team, the mimic Alice is promptly killed by the upper Tower Nightmare, with her last words being that it was worth it just to spend time with Jack.]] ''Yikes''.



* EvilLaugh: Her final event in ''Mary Skelter 2'' has her letting out a drawn out and creepily deep "Huhuhu...huhuhuhu...huhuhu...huu huu huu huu huu..." laugh. Concerned about any further SanitySlippage, Tsuu goes into her room to find out what's going on. Turns out she's just ''really'' happy with the red parka she was recently given. Nothing about the laugh changes but the context of it all ends up turning it into InUniverse {{Narm}} for Tsuu, suddenly finding the whole situation weirdly cute.

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* EvilLaugh: Her final event in ''Mary Skelter 2'' has her letting out a drawn out and creepily deep "Huhuhu...huhuhuhu...huhuhu...huu huu huu huu huu..." laugh. Concerned about any further SanitySlippage, Tsuu Otsuu goes into her room to find out what's going on. Turns out she's just ''really'' happy with the red parka she was recently given. Nothing about the laugh changes but the context of it all ends up turning it into InUniverse {{Narm}} for Tsuu, Otsuu, suddenly finding the whole situation weirdly cute.



** She is every bit as uncomfortable as you'd imagine she would be in the remake [[spoiler:when the subject is brought up again via Nightmare Tsuu. In the end, however, she gets [[MyGreatestSecondChance a second chance]] to be Little Mermaid's big sister.]]

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** She is every bit as uncomfortable as you'd imagine she would be in the remake [[spoiler:when the subject is brought up again via Nightmare Tsuu.Otsuu. In the end, however, she gets [[MyGreatestSecondChance a second chance]] to be Little Mermaid's big sister.]]



* JustEatGilligan: Shortly after joining with the Blood Team in ''Mary Skelter 2'' she questions the logic of keeping Nightmares like Jack and Hansel around, as they are still a threat if they go berserk. Jack's blood is not a good enough reason, as it would be simpler to just kill him and preserve the blood for use in emergencies. Tsuu and Little Mermaid refuse, insisting that he's still their friend despite his form. Gretel shuts her down entirely. The idea would be sound except that testing had shown that his blood's effect rapidly degrades upon release, if it's not fresh it's useless, and then deliberately posing the question of [[ArmorPiercingQuestion whether or not she could stand killing her sisters]] if ''they'' ever fell into Blood Skelter because then ''they'' would be the threat.

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* JustEatGilligan: Shortly after joining with the Blood Team in ''Mary Skelter 2'' she questions the logic of keeping Nightmares like Jack and Hansel around, as they are still a threat if they go berserk. Jack's blood is not a good enough reason, as it would be simpler to just kill him and preserve the blood for use in emergencies. Tsuu Otsuu and Little Mermaid refuse, insisting that he's still their friend despite his form. Gretel shuts her down entirely. The idea would be sound except that testing had shown that his blood's effect rapidly degrades upon release, if it's not fresh it's useless, and then deliberately posing the question of [[ArmorPiercingQuestion whether or not she could stand killing her sisters]] if ''they'' ever fell into Blood Skelter because then ''they'' would be the threat.



* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler: Unable to kill Cinderella while she was in Blood Skelter, Thumbelina lets Little Mermaid use Jack's blood on her to bring her back. And promptly starts strangling the girl, who is now harmless and utterly confused and horrified by the fact that everyone she knew is now standing before her as adults. Tsuu manages to pull her off, but Cinderella quickly retreats further into the Downtown area alone.]]

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* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler: Unable to kill Cinderella while she was in Blood Skelter, Thumbelina lets Little Mermaid use Jack's blood on her to bring her back. And promptly starts strangling the girl, who is now harmless and utterly confused and horrified by the fact that everyone she knew is now standing before her as adults. Tsuu Otsuu manages to pull her off, but Cinderella quickly retreats further into the Downtown area alone.]]



* InnocentInnuendo: Completely and utterly defied. Tsuu and Thumbelina break into her room after hearing Jack screaming, only to see Gretel in her underwear directly between Jack's legs. She's determined to find out if Nightmares have a sex drive, and is rather thrilled with who came in as it gives a chance to test if Jack [[BuxomIsBetter likes them bigger]] or suffers from a "Lolita Complex". Jack takes the opportunity to run during the ensuing fight.

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* InnocentInnuendo: Completely and utterly defied. Tsuu Otsuu and Thumbelina break into her room after hearing Jack screaming, only to see Gretel in her underwear directly between Jack's legs. She's determined to find out if Nightmares have a sex drive, and is rather thrilled with who came in as it gives a chance to test if Jack [[BuxomIsBetter likes them bigger]] or suffers from a "Lolita Complex". Jack takes the opportunity to run during the ensuing fight.



* OddFriendship: Enjoys debating with Alice over what type of logic should be accepted, arguing in favor of [[TheSocialDarwinist a more survival of the fittest approach]]. Tsuu is also surprised to see her bonding with Hameln over board games.

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* OddFriendship: Enjoys debating with Alice over what type of logic should be accepted, arguing in favor of [[TheSocialDarwinist a more survival of the fittest approach]]. Tsuu Otsuu is also surprised to see her bonding with Hameln over board games.



** Tsuu manages to temporarily stop this by bringing up the [[DeliveryStork stork]], and prevents Gretel from undoing it by reasoning that the lie is fine for the time being as information needs to come in in a proper order to avoid confusion. This allows her to better interact with others and, paired with having another child around to play with, leads to her developing into a relatively normal child as opposed to her near purely feral behavior in the first game.

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** Tsuu Otsuu manages to temporarily stop this by bringing up the [[DeliveryStork stork]], and prevents Gretel from undoing it by reasoning that the lie is fine for the time being as information needs to come in in a proper order to avoid confusion. This allows her to better interact with others and, paired with having another child around to play with, leads to her developing into a relatively normal child as opposed to her near purely feral behavior in the first game.



** In ''Mary Skelter 2'' after repeated attempts by Tsuu and Little Mermaid to get her to stop pushing herself after her prolonged time in Blood Skelter, she snaps at them and expresses a similar sort of distress over Tohjima's experiments that Cinderella had. The poor girl essentially had it drilled into her that she ''needs'' to provide good results.

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** In ''Mary Skelter 2'' after repeated attempts by Tsuu Otsuu and Little Mermaid to get her to stop pushing herself after her prolonged time in Blood Skelter, she snaps at them and expresses a similar sort of distress over Tohjima's experiments that Cinderella had. The poor girl essentially had it drilled into her that she ''needs'' to provide good results.



* WeakButSkilled: Kaguya's laziness has left her with near crippling atrophy. When Hameln and Red Riding Hood are trying to get her to exercise they bring up such light activities like ''half a marathon'', Tsuu steps in pointing out that that's only light to them suggesting a simpler starting point of just going for short walks. That's still too much work. The three finally get her to agree to lift some light dumbbells, provided by Red Riding Hood, and she's immediately pinned to the floor by the weight. Thinking it's another case of Red Riding Hood's idea of light Tsuu quickly goes to get it off Kaguya, only to find that it weighs almost nothing. All that aside, Kaguya has no problems keeping up in combat, thanks to all of her tools.

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* WeakButSkilled: Kaguya's laziness has left her with near crippling atrophy. When Hameln and Red Riding Hood are trying to get her to exercise they bring up such light activities like ''half a marathon'', Tsuu Otsuu steps in pointing out that that's only light to them suggesting a simpler starting point of just going for short walks. That's still too much work. The three finally get her to agree to lift some light dumbbells, provided by Red Riding Hood, and she's immediately pinned to the floor by the weight. Thinking it's another case of Red Riding Hood's idea of light Tsuu Otsuu quickly goes to get it off Kaguya, only to find that it weighs almost nothing. All that aside, Kaguya has no problems keeping up in combat, thanks to all of her tools.



* AscendedExtra: She is an optional character in the first game. While she has her own scenes, the script of the main story is clearly written without her in mind, meaning that she barely interacts with the Blood Team there. In the sequel, she is the first Blood Maiden to permanently join Tsuu and Little Mermaid.

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* AscendedExtra: She is an optional character in the first game. While she has her own scenes, the script of the main story is clearly written without her in mind, meaning that she barely interacts with the Blood Team there. In the sequel, she is the first Blood Maiden to permanently join Tsuu Otsuu and Little Mermaid.



* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: She manages to deal with the second Tower Nightmare while Tsuu and Little Mermaid were unconscious though she finally dies from her injuries after the two wake up, being held by Little Mermaid as she goes.]]
* DiscardAndDraw: Hameln is an exceptionally powerful Necromancer, but in ''Mary Skelter 2'' opts to leave her servants to defend the people at the Hameln District. In turn she takes up being a Fighter, eventually becoming physically comparable to Red Riding Hood and Alice.

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* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: She manages to deal with the second Tower Nightmare while Tsuu Otsuu and Little Mermaid were unconscious though she finally dies from her injuries after the two wake up, being held by Little Mermaid as she goes.]]
* DiscardAndDraw: Hameln is an exceptionally powerful Necromancer, but in ''Mary Skelter 2'' opts to leave her servants to defend the people at the Hameln Liberated District. In turn she takes up being a Fighter, eventually becoming physically comparable to Red Riding Hood and Alice.



* HiddenDepths: Early on in ''Mary Skelter 2'' Jack can find supplies for drawing manga, which Hameln quickly takes for herself and Tsuu just figures it's part of her manga obsession. By the end of the game Hameln shares what she's made so far with Tsuu, who is legitimately surprised by the quality of her work.

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* HiddenDepths: Early on in ''Mary Skelter 2'' Jack can find supplies for drawing manga, which Hameln quickly takes for herself and Tsuu Otsuu just figures it's part of her manga obsession. By the end of the game Hameln shares what she's made so far with Tsuu, Otsuu, who is legitimately surprised by the quality of her work.



* ThePowerOfFriendship: It's this very trope that convinces her to join in ''Mary Skelter 2''. Completely overpowering Tsuu's group Mamoru attempts to [[YouShallNotPass stall her alone to buy the others time to keep running]]. "[[TrueCompanions Nakama]]" comes up in his speech and she ''immediately'' recognizes this and wants in on it, ceasing all hostility, offering them shelter, and abandoning her self proclaimed "Demon King" title in favor of "Hero".
* ThePromise: Early on in ''Mary Skelter 2'' she promises to help reunite Tsuu and Little Mermaid with their friends from the Dawn. After Tohjima's body had finally been found, and only Alice and Red Riding Hood remain unaccounted for, Hameln begins to feel distressed about the end of their agreement. Tsuu proposes a second promise, to get the survivors out safely when the time comes to escape the Jail. [[spoiler: [[DownerEnding She]] [[KillEmAll fails]].]]
* RomanticWingman: While already a couple, Hameln goes out of her way to convince Little Mermaid and Tsuu to make their relationship official after finding out they aren't actually married.

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* ThePowerOfFriendship: It's this very trope that convinces her to join in ''Mary Skelter 2''. Completely overpowering Tsuu's Otsuu's group Mamoru attempts to [[YouShallNotPass stall her alone to buy the others time to keep running]]. "[[TrueCompanions Nakama]]" comes up in his speech and she ''immediately'' recognizes this and wants in on it, ceasing all hostility, offering them shelter, and abandoning her self proclaimed "Demon King" title in favor of "Hero".
* ThePromise: Early on in ''Mary Skelter 2'' she promises to help reunite Tsuu Otsuu and Little Mermaid with their friends from the Dawn. After Tohjima's body had finally been found, and only Alice and Red Riding Hood remain unaccounted for, Hameln begins to feel distressed about the end of their agreement. Tsuu Otsuu proposes a second promise, to get the survivors out safely when the time comes to escape the Jail. [[spoiler: [[DownerEnding She]] [[KillEmAll fails]].]]
* RomanticWingman: While already a couple, Hameln goes out of her way to convince Little Mermaid and Tsuu Otsuu to make their relationship official after finding out they aren't actually married.



* UnknownRival: Despite the lower opinions of her in ''Mary Skelter 2'', Red Riding Hood is still seen as reliable. So the few times Tsuu and Little Mermaid begin being hopeful about being reunited with her Hameln becomes jealous, and worried at what it may mean for her self proclaimed role of [[TheHero Hero]], declaring a rivalry with her. Red Riding Hood is, obviously, completely unaware of this.

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* UnknownRival: Despite the lower opinions of her in ''Mary Skelter 2'', Red Riding Hood is still seen as reliable. So the few times Tsuu Otsuu and Little Mermaid begin being hopeful about being reunited with her Hameln becomes jealous, and worried at what it may mean for her self proclaimed role of [[TheHero Hero]], declaring a rivalry with her. Red Riding Hood is, obviously, completely unaware of this.



A Blood Maiden who fell victim to Blood Skelter at a young age and lost her life as a result. She is alive in ''Mary Skelter 2'', placing others' happiness before her own and deeply loving her "prince" Tsuu.

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A Blood Maiden who fell victim to Blood Skelter at a young age and lost her life as a result. She is alive in ''Mary Skelter 2'', placing others' happiness before her own and deeply loving her "prince" Tsuu.Otsuu.



* AffectionateNickname: Despite roughly half of the Blood Team having Princess (''Hime'') in their name in the Japanese version, Mermaid is the only one who Tsuu refers to as her Princess.
* AllLovingHero: While she won't hesitate to defend herself or others Little Mermaid would rather see that ''everyone'' lives, Nightmares included. Where Jack failed in the original ''Mary Skelter'' she manages to peacefully put an end to the fight with Hansel and Gretel by stopping the others from dealing a killing blow to Hansel, as their goal was to reunite the "family" from the Dawn ''not'' to go tearing others apart just because a Nightmare's involved. [[spoiler: In the original timeline she defended Tsuu, who at that point was still a Nightmare, from some Marchen without hesitation.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: She is revived in the remake once Tsuu's and Jack's RippleEffectProofMemory kicks in.]]

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* AffectionateNickname: Despite roughly half of the Blood Team having Princess (''Hime'') in their name in the Japanese version, Mermaid is the only one who Tsuu Otsuu refers to as her Princess.
* AllLovingHero: While she won't hesitate to defend herself or others Little Mermaid would rather see that ''everyone'' lives, Nightmares included. Where Jack failed in the original ''Mary Skelter'' she manages to peacefully put an end to the fight with Hansel and Gretel by stopping the others from dealing a killing blow to Hansel, as their goal was to reunite the "family" from the Dawn ''not'' to go tearing others apart just because a Nightmare's involved. [[spoiler: In the original timeline she defended Tsuu, Otsuu, who at that point was still a Nightmare, from some Marchen without hesitation.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: She is revived in the remake once Tsuu's Otsuu's and Jack's RippleEffectProofMemory kicks in.]]



* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: With Tsuu, who was in love with her from the moment they met as children and asked to be her wife. Little Mermaid agreed to it, but said Tsuu would have to be her "Prince" too. The prologue has the two repeatedly mention being married.

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* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: With Tsuu, Otsuu, who was in love with her from the moment they met as children and asked to be her wife. Little Mermaid agreed to it, but said Tsuu Otsuu would have to be her "Prince" too. The prologue has the two repeatedly mention being married.



* ForWantOfANail: In ''Mary Skelter 2'' she's alive and working for the Dawn with her girlfriend Tsuu, in addition to Red Riding Hood, who together find Jack and Alice. Lack of knowledge of Blood Skelter results in Alice's transformation throwing the group, excluding Red Riding Hood, down into the caves below. The increase in injuries sustained leads to Jack becoming a friendly Nightmare not so different from Hansel. The lack of realization regarding his behavior leaves Tohjima free to push his unethical experiments without pause, resulting in [[spoiler:Cinderella]] instead becoming the first known victim of Blood Skelter. This lack of restraint would leave Haru needing to devote even more of an effort to keep him in line rendering him incapable of taking on Clara as an apprentice, resulting in her becoming the Wandering Merchant instead. [[spoiler: This is a result of Tsuu's interference in the past.]]
* GraveRobbing: [[spoiler:In the remake, the Blood Team and Nightmare Tsuu dig up her grave, only to find that her corpse is still fresh due to having been killed while in Blood Skelter. This makes it possible for Nightmare Tsuu to revive her.]]
* MyOwnPrivateIDo: Hameln asks the Little Mermaid and Tsuu when their wedding was, only to find out there never was one. Insisting that they do it properly, like her manga says they should, the two agree to have one with everyone there once they escape the jail. Once the couple are alone, they opt to not wait and exchange vows and a kiss.
* OfficialCouple: With Tsuu in the sequel. Their character summaries on the game's Japanese website and promotional materials mention the two having feelings for one another.

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* ForWantOfANail: In ''Mary Skelter 2'' she's alive and working for the Dawn with her girlfriend Tsuu, Otsuu, in addition to Red Riding Hood, who together find Jack and Alice. Lack of knowledge of Blood Skelter results in Alice's transformation throwing the group, excluding Red Riding Hood, down into the caves below. The increase in injuries sustained leads to Jack becoming a friendly Nightmare not so different from Hansel. The lack of realization regarding his behavior leaves Tohjima free to push his unethical experiments without pause, resulting in [[spoiler:Cinderella]] instead becoming the first known victim of Blood Skelter. This lack of restraint would leave Haru needing to devote even more of an effort to keep him in line rendering him incapable of taking on Clara as an apprentice, resulting in her becoming the Wandering Merchant instead. [[spoiler: This is a result of Tsuu's Otsuu's interference in the past.]]
* GraveRobbing: [[spoiler:In the remake, the Blood Team and Nightmare Tsuu Otsuu dig up her grave, only to find that her corpse is still fresh due to having been killed while in Blood Skelter. This makes it possible for Nightmare Tsuu Otsuu to revive her.]]
* MyOwnPrivateIDo: Hameln asks the Little Mermaid and Tsuu Otsuu when their wedding was, only to find out there never was one. Insisting that they do it properly, like her manga says they should, the two agree to have one with everyone there once they escape the jail. Once the couple are alone, they opt to not wait and exchange vows and a kiss.
* OfficialCouple: With Tsuu Otsuu in the sequel. Their character summaries on the game's Japanese website and promotional materials mention the two having feelings for one another.



* SchoolgirlLesbians: In [[HighSchoolAU Love Prison Tower Mary Skelter]] it's rumored that she's dating Tsuu. [[spoiler:She also kisses Tsuu in the main game.]]
* TeamMom: She tends to take a more emotional angle in handling the team's disputes, actively supporting Tsuu in that regard when matters don't naturally deescalate and need a softer touch. During Thumbelina's introduction and attempts to share information with the group, Little Mermaid repeatedly restrains Hameln [[OpenMouthInsertFoot before she can say something stupid and derail the meeting]]. When it comes to outright hostilities, such as with Hansel & Gretel, she's insistent that the matter be handled without fatalities on either side.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She's the girly girl while Tsuu is the tomboy.

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* SchoolgirlLesbians: In [[HighSchoolAU Love Prison Tower Mary Skelter]] it's rumored that she's dating Tsuu. Otsuu. [[spoiler:She also kisses Tsuu Otsuu in the main game.]]
* TeamMom: She tends to take a more emotional angle in handling the team's disputes, actively supporting Tsuu Otsuu in that regard when matters don't naturally deescalate and need a softer touch. During Thumbelina's introduction and attempts to share information with the group, Little Mermaid repeatedly restrains Hameln [[OpenMouthInsertFoot before she can say something stupid and derail the meeting]]. When it comes to outright hostilities, such as with Hansel & Gretel, she's insistent that the matter be handled without fatalities on either side.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She's the girly girl while Tsuu Otsuu is the tomboy.



* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: With Little Mermaid. Tsuu was in love with her from the moment they met as children and asked Little Mermaid to take her as her wife. Little Mermaid agreed...sort of, but said Tsuu would have to be her "Prince." The prologue has the two repeatedly refer to them being married to one another.

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* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: With Little Mermaid. Tsuu Otsuu was in love with her from the moment they met as children and asked Little Mermaid to take her as her wife. Little Mermaid agreed...sort of, but said Tsuu Otsuu would have to be her "Prince." The prologue has the two repeatedly refer to them being married to one another.



* DramaticIrony: After the Dawn is sacked by the Mysterious Nightmare, Tsuu muses to herself that the situation would be a bit less bleak if Professor Tohjima was still around. Not only was he running hazardous experiments on them, [[spoiler:Tohjima is responsible for the Jail and was also planning to send the Blood Maidens to their doom for his own goals]].
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:Tsuu ultimately saves Little Mermaid, but not before she goes through the first game's events, the second game's events, and the first game's events ''again''.]]
* FairyTale: Tsuru no Ongaeshi (Crane's Return of a Favor). Tsuu's quick ChildhoodMarriagePromise would imply that it is more specifically the Tsuru Nyōbō (Crane Wife) variant of the tale, where a key distinction is that the Crane becomes her benefactor's wife rather than taking the role of a daughter.
** The distinction between the two versions is specifically brought up in a conversation with Gretel. Having found herself reading through a book of fairy tales and noting the similarities to themselves she puts forth the idea that Tsuu's relationship with Little Mermaid is the Blood Libido, while Tsuu insists that her Blood Libido is only repaying favors. Regardless, she's left shaken at the thought that her love might not even be genuine.

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* DramaticIrony: After the Dawn is sacked by the Mysterious Nightmare, Tsuu Otsuu muses to herself that the situation would be a bit less bleak if Professor Tohjima was still around. Not only was he running hazardous experiments on them, [[spoiler:Tohjima is responsible for the Jail and was also planning to send the Blood Maidens to their doom for his own goals]].
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:Tsuu [[spoiler:Otsuu ultimately saves Little Mermaid, but not before she goes through the first game's events, the second game's events, and the first game's events ''again''.]]
* FairyTale: Tsuru no Ongaeshi (Crane's Return of a Favor). Tsuu's Otsuu's quick ChildhoodMarriagePromise would imply that it is more specifically the Tsuru Nyōbō (Crane Wife) variant of the tale, where a key distinction is that the Crane becomes her benefactor's wife rather than taking the role of a daughter.
** The distinction between the two versions is specifically brought up in a conversation with Gretel. Having found herself reading through a book of fairy tales and noting the similarities to themselves she puts forth the idea that Tsuu's Otsuu's relationship with Little Mermaid is the Blood Libido, while Tsuu Otsuu insists that her Blood Libido is only repaying favors. Regardless, she's left shaken at the thought that her love might not even be genuine.



* MasterOfAll: Tsuu's job set is unique in that it draws from all other job sets with each one, esentially allowing her to be a superior Libero. Altair draws from the Fighters, Milky Way from Magicians, Hercules from the Archers, Stargazer from the Scientists, and [[{{UsefulNotes/Tanabata}} Tanzaku]] providing passive buffs to all stats driving home the "superior Libero" concept.

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* MasterOfAll: Tsuu's Otsuu's job set is unique in that it draws from all other job sets with each one, esentially allowing her to be a superior Libero. Altair draws from the Fighters, Milky Way from Magicians, Hercules from the Archers, Stargazer from the Scientists, and [[{{UsefulNotes/Tanabata}} Tanzaku]] providing passive buffs to all stats driving home the "superior Libero" concept.



* MyOwnPrivateIDo: Hameln asks the Little Mermaid and Tsuu when their wedding was, only to find out there never was one. Insisting that they do it properly, like her manga says they should, the two agree to have one with everyone there once they escape the jail. Once the couple are alone, they opt to not wait and exchange vows and a kiss.
* LuminescentBlush: Tsuu blushes in the HighSchoolAU after being kissed by Little Mermaid.

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* MyOwnPrivateIDo: Hameln asks the Little Mermaid and Tsuu Otsuu when their wedding was, only to find out there never was one. Insisting that they do it properly, like her manga says they should, the two agree to have one with everyone there once they escape the jail. Once the couple are alone, they opt to not wait and exchange vows and a kiss.
* LuminescentBlush: Tsuu Otsuu blushes in the HighSchoolAU after being kissed by Little Mermaid.



* PietaPlagiarism: Tsuu holds Little Mermaid in this manner [[spoiler:while reviving her in the ''Mary Skelter'' remake's timeline.]]

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* PietaPlagiarism: Tsuu Otsuu holds Little Mermaid in this manner [[spoiler:while reviving her in the ''Mary Skelter'' remake's timeline.]]



* CrypticConversation: During her second meeting with Tsuu, she offhandedly mentions people at the Dawn having talked about her and something about "Blood Maiden". Tsuu only catches on to this as the girl is leaving, unable to get the matter clarified. This is a call-back to a scene in the first game, where Clara mentions that the Professor once asked about her name, the implication being that she might be a Blood Maiden, and was disappointed to learn that her grandmother named her.

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* CrypticConversation: During her second meeting with Tsuu, Otsuu, she offhandedly mentions people at the Dawn having talked about her and something about "Blood Maiden". Tsuu Otsuu only catches on to this as the girl is leaving, unable to get the matter clarified. This is a call-back to a scene in the first game, where Clara mentions that the Professor once asked about her name, the implication being that she might be a Blood Maiden, and was disappointed to learn that her grandmother named her.



* AdvertisedExtra: While better off than the members of the Dawn, she only shows up a couple times in ''Mary Skelter 2''. Once basically just to prove that she's still around, and again much later to cryptically hint at the true natures of Tsuu and the other Blood Maidens before being escorted away by Clara.

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* AdvertisedExtra: While better off than the members of the Dawn, she only shows up a couple times in ''Mary Skelter 2''. Once basically just to prove that she's still around, and again much later to cryptically hint at the true natures of Tsuu Otsuu and the other Blood Maidens before being escorted away by Clara.



* ForWantOfANail: In the prequel novel for ''Mary Skelter 2'', Tsuu tells Chiaki that Tohjima's experiments with Marchen blood and a hug given by Michiru invoke the same kind of feelings in her. This rubs Chiaki the wrong way and drives him to start investigating both the Dawn and the newly-formed Order of the Sun. Instead of simply serving a high position in the Order to protect his sister as in the first game, he uses his status to further advance his knowledge of the Jail. One of his interrogations ends up [[spoiler:sending Cinderella beyond the DespairEventHorizon, which eventually becomes his undoing.]]

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* ForWantOfANail: In the prequel novel for ''Mary Skelter 2'', Tsuu Otsuu tells Chiaki that Tohjima's experiments with Marchen blood and a hug given by Michiru invoke the same kind of feelings in her. This rubs Chiaki the wrong way and drives him to start investigating both the Dawn and the newly-formed Order of the Sun. Instead of simply serving a high position in the Order to protect his sister as in the first game, he uses his status to further advance his knowledge of the Jail. One of his interrogations ends up [[spoiler:sending Cinderella beyond the DespairEventHorizon, which eventually becomes his undoing.]]



[[folder: Hameln District Residents]]

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[[folder: Hameln Liberated District Residents]]



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: One late sidequest in ''Mary Skelter 2'' has Mamoru and Hikari request that Tsuu find replacement shovels for them. Completing this they reveal that they've been preparing graves for Hameln's servants that died defending the area. Hameln is grateful that they would bother doing so.


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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: One late sidequest in ''Mary Skelter 2'' has Mamoru and Hikari request that Tsuu Otsuu find replacement shovels for them. Completing this they reveal that they've been preparing graves for Hameln's servants that died defending the area. Hameln is grateful that they would bother doing so.




* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: One late sidequest in ''Mary Skelter 2'' has Mamoru and Hikari request that Tsuu find replacement shovels for them. Completing this they reveal that they've been preparing graves for Hameln's servants that died defending the area. Hameln is grateful that they would bother doing so.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: One late sidequest in ''Mary Skelter 2'' has Mamoru and Hikari request that Tsuu Otsuu find replacement shovels for them. Completing this they reveal that they've been preparing graves for Hameln's servants that died defending the area. Hameln is grateful that they would bother doing so.



* FisherKingdom: Everything except for the few remaining survivors were changed when the Jail arrived. Eventually it stopped actively changing things quite so drastically, though depending on what the survivors eat or expose themselves to they may still end up changing. The Marchen within each area are generally thematically tied to the story that served as its basis as well. [[spoiler: Tsuu originally suffered from this as well. Born a plantlike HalfHumanHybrid Nightmare, her time trapped in the Jail's Underground Cavern looking for Little Mermaid eventually warped her form into the stony mechlike body she is seen in in ''Mary Skelter''.]]

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* FisherKingdom: Everything except for the few remaining survivors were changed when the Jail arrived. Eventually it stopped actively changing things quite so drastically, though depending on what the survivors eat or expose themselves to they may still end up changing. The Marchen within each area are generally thematically tied to the story that served as its basis as well. [[spoiler: Tsuu Otsuu originally suffered from this as well. Born a plantlike HalfHumanHybrid Nightmare, her time trapped in the Jail's Underground Cavern looking for Little Mermaid eventually warped her form into the stony mechlike body she is seen in in ''Mary Skelter''.]]



* MetaTwist: Hansel is not slain by the Blood Team in ''Mary Skelter 2'', and travels to the Hameln District alongside Gretel. [[spoiler:He instead [[InSpiteOfANail dies in battle]] against the Mysterious Nightmare.]]

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* MetaTwist: Hansel is not slain by the Blood Team in ''Mary Skelter 2'', and travels to the Hameln Liberated District alongside Gretel. [[spoiler:He instead [[InSpiteOfANail dies in battle]] against the Mysterious Nightmare.]]



A Nightmare encounter in the Underground. While the Blood Team fights and defeats it, its nature is unknown until the second game, where it is revealed that [[spoiler:this Nightmare is actually Tsuu.]]

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A Nightmare encounter in the Underground. While the Blood Team fights and defeats it, its nature is unknown until the second game, where it is revealed that [[spoiler:this Nightmare is actually Tsuu.Otsuu.]]



* AmbiguousGender: [[spoiler:It is interesting to note that this Nightmare's true form does not even have the prominent breasts that the already-boyish Blood Maiden incarnation of Tsuu has.]]

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* AmbiguousGender: [[spoiler:It is interesting to note that this Nightmare's true form does not even have the prominent breasts that the already-boyish Blood Maiden incarnation of Tsuu Otsuu has.]]



* MiniMecha: Not mechanical, but appears to piloted in a similar manner. You can see a humanoid inside after breaking the outer shell. In the remake, [[spoiler:after seemingly being defeated, Nightmare Tsuu pops out and fights the Blood Team on foot.]]
* PlantPerson: ''Mary Skelter 2'' gives a closer look at the humanoid form inside, revealing it to be this. [[spoiler: In her Nightmare form, Tsuu's left arm and tail are made of bamboo, while her hair becomes a leafy green.]]
* TheReveal: This Nightmare is [[spoiler:the original ''Mary Skelter'' timeline's version of Tsuu, aptly titled Nightmare Tsuu. She is an incredibly weak HalfHumanHybrid who grew fond of Little Mermaid during her time at the Aquarium. While searching for Little Mermaid, she gets lost in the Underground and ends up encountering the Blood Team. She narrowly escapes and, after learning about Little Mermaid's death, decides to grow the Government Building's Jail until it can reach its Jail seed. She wishes for a way to protect Little Mermaid, and is reborn in the past as a Blood Maiden named Tsuu. She rescues Mermaid before a young Red Riding Hood can arrive, kicking off the sequel timeline.]]

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* MiniMecha: Not mechanical, but appears to piloted in a similar manner. You can see a humanoid inside after breaking the outer shell. In the remake, [[spoiler:after seemingly being defeated, Nightmare Tsuu Otsuu pops out and fights the Blood Team on foot.]]
* PlantPerson: ''Mary Skelter 2'' gives a closer look at the humanoid form inside, revealing it to be this. [[spoiler: In her Nightmare form, Tsuu's Otsuu's left arm and tail are made of bamboo, while her hair becomes a leafy green.]]
* TheReveal: This Nightmare is [[spoiler:the original ''Mary Skelter'' timeline's version of Tsuu, Otsuu, aptly titled Nightmare Tsuu.Otsuu. She is an incredibly weak HalfHumanHybrid who grew fond of Little Mermaid during her time at the Aquarium. While searching for Little Mermaid, she gets lost in the Underground and ends up encountering the Blood Team. She narrowly escapes and, after learning about Little Mermaid's death, decides to grow the Government Building's Jail until it can reach its Jail seed. She wishes for a way to protect Little Mermaid, and is reborn in the past as a Blood Maiden named Tsuu.Otsuu. She rescues Mermaid before a young Red Riding Hood can arrive, kicking off the sequel timeline.]]



* SequentialBoss: Notable in the remake [[spoiler:in that it has ''three'' forms the final time that it is fought: a Murder Hunt battle, a battle against the unarmored Nightmare, and finally a battle against the humanoid Nightmare Tsuu.]]
* SheatheYourSword: In the remake the only way to defeat this Nightmare's final form is to stop attacking and use [[spoiler: the various items Jack had found both as a human and Nightmare in order to restore Tsuu's memories.]]


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* SequentialBoss: Notable in the remake [[spoiler:in that it has ''three'' forms the final time that it is fought: a Murder Hunt battle, a battle against the unarmored Nightmare, and finally a battle against the humanoid Nightmare Tsuu.Otsuu.]]
* SheatheYourSword: In the remake the only way to defeat this Nightmare's final form is to stop attacking and use [[spoiler: the various items Jack had found both as a human and Nightmare in order to restore Tsuu's Otsuu's memories.]]




* EvilIsPetty: Hearing the Blood Team talk about using its core [[spoiler: to revive Little Mermaid the Nightmare destroys it, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard sacrificing its own immortality]] just to keep her away from Tsuu.]]

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* EvilIsPetty: Hearing the Blood Team talk about using its core [[spoiler: to revive Little Mermaid the Nightmare destroys it, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard sacrificing its own immortality]] just to keep her away from Tsuu.Otsuu.]]


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* BlackCloak: She has one in her default Necromancer outfit, made from the skins of dead Marchen, to help her "Demon King" act. It mostly just gets in the way of that, [[CapeSnag tripping over it]] when she tries to be serious.


* CharacterExaggeration: Thanks to actually being a part of the story in ''Mary Skelter 2'' she gets a bit of this thanks to no longer being limited to barely a dozen short scenes. In ''Mary Skelter'' she turned to manga to find out what friendship and teamwork really mean at Gretel's suggestion and admits she has no idea how to seriously figure these things out due to being alone her entire life, while the sequel has that as her default point of reference for personal interactions from the start and has enough of an interest in the medium beyond that to try making her own when supplies for it are found.

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* CharacterExaggeration: Thanks to actually being a part of the story in ''Mary Skelter 2'' she gets a bit of this thanks due to no longer being limited to barely a dozen short scenes. In ''Mary Skelter'' she turned to manga to find out what friendship and teamwork really mean at Gretel's suggestion and admits she has no idea how to seriously figure these things out due to being alone her entire life, while the sequel has that as her default point of reference for personal interactions from the start and has enough of an interest in the medium beyond that to try making her own when supplies for it are found.


* CharacterExaggeration: Thanks to actually being a part of the story in ''Mary Skelter 2'' she gets a bit of this thanks to no longer being limited to barely a dozen short scenes. In ''Mary Skelter'' she turned to manga to find out what friendship and teamwork really mean at Gretel's suggestion and admits she has no idea how to seriously figure these things out due to being alone her entire life, while the sequel has that as her default point of reference for personal interactions from the start and has enough of an interest in the medium beyond that to try making her own when supplies for it are found.



** ''Mary Skelter 2'' has her deciding to job change away from "Demon Lord" to "Hero" due to joining forces with friends. [[SignificantWardrobeShift Appropriately enough her default class changes to Fighter]], though she is still relying on her magic to produce a sword and shield.

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** ''Mary Skelter 2'' has her deciding to job change away from "Demon Lord" King" to "Hero" due to joining forces with friends. [[SignificantWardrobeShift Appropriately enough her default class changes to Fighter]], though she is still relying on her magic to produce a sword and shield.



* OldShame: InUniverse. In ''Mary Skelter 2'' she quickly becomes embarrassed whenever someone brings up her "Demon Lord" act, insisting that it was a long time ago and should be forgotten.

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* OldShame: InUniverse. In ''Mary Skelter 2'' she quickly becomes embarrassed whenever someone brings up her "Demon Lord" King" act, insisting that it was a long time ago and should be forgotten.forgotten.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: It's this very trope that convinces her to join in ''Mary Skelter 2''. Completely overpowering Tsuu's group Mamoru attempts to [[YouShallNotPass stall her alone to buy the others time to keep running]]. "[[TrueCompanions Nakama]]" comes up in his speech and she ''immediately'' recognizes this and wants in on it, ceasing all hostility, offering them shelter, and abandoning her self proclaimed "Demon King" title in favor of "Hero".


* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Should Hameln be recruited before the fight against the Station Grounds Nightmare she'll claim that the reason [[spoiler: Snark retreated]] is that it fears her. [[spoiler: Given that Snark is [[PaperTiger actually quite weak despite the stories]] but definitely smart enough to [[KnowWhenToFoldEm not go picking fights he can't win]]. It wasn't her specifically, but any and all of the group.]]

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* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Should Hameln be recruited before the fight against the Station Grounds Nightmare she'll claim that the reason [[spoiler: Snark retreated]] is that it fears her. [[spoiler: Given that Snark is [[PaperTiger actually quite weak despite the stories]] but definitely smart enough to [[KnowWhenToFoldEm not go picking fights he can't win]]. It win]], it wasn't her specifically, ''specifically'' but any and all of the group.]]

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* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Should Hameln be recruited before the fight against the Station Grounds Nightmare she'll claim that the reason [[spoiler: Snark retreated]] is that it fears her. [[spoiler: Given that Snark is [[PaperTiger actually quite weak despite the stories]] but definitely smart enough to [[KnowWhenToFoldEm not go picking fights he can't win]]. It wasn't her specifically, but any and all of the group.]]


* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: In ''Mary Skelter 2'', Jack becomes a Nightmare.

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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: In ''Mary Skelter 2'', Jack becomes a Nightmare. A FaceHeelTurn is avoided thanks to his link with Tsuu, though moments of extreme distress threaten to finally push him over and drag her along with. [[spoiler: Discovering that the Mysterious Nightmare is the original Alice does finally push him over the line.]]




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* WhatTheHellHero: While not called out on it while he's present, Jack and Snow White both note and discuss how completely counterproductive it would have been for him to tell them all that [[spoiler: they're the children of Marchen]] right before a major mission because it could've traumatized them had they not already worked that out themselves and had time to cope.


* HatesBeingAlone: Rather paradoxically thanks to her Blood Libido. She becomes uncomfortable with the fact that the other girls are willfully complying with her demands rather than pulling away and resisting her and becomes furious when Jack suggests she tries just giving them space, noting that he of all people should be fully aware of her urge to outright leave everyone she's close to and how much it distresses her. Basically if she feels she's TheFriendNobodyLikes, that's a safe balance in distance, if she's actually close to people she has to completely abandon them and it horrifies her.

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* HatesBeingAlone: Rather paradoxically thanks to her Blood Libido. She becomes uncomfortable with the fact that the other girls are willfully complying with her demands rather than pulling away and resisting her and becomes furious when Jack suggests she tries just giving them space, noting that he of all people should be fully aware of her urge to outright leave everyone she's close to and how much it distresses her. Basically if she feels she's TheFriendNobodyLikes, TheFriendNobodyLikes that's a safe balance in distance, if she's actually close to people she has to completely abandon them and it horrifies her.

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* HatesBeingAlone: Rather paradoxically thanks to her Blood Libido. She becomes uncomfortable with the fact that the other girls are willfully complying with her demands rather than pulling away and resisting her and becomes furious when Jack suggests she tries just giving them space, noting that he of all people should be fully aware of her urge to outright leave everyone she's close to and how much it distresses her. Basically if she feels she's TheFriendNobodyLikes, that's a safe balance in distance, if she's actually close to people she has to completely abandon them and it horrifies her.


* ChaosArchitecture: The Jail's exact layout varies between ''Mary Skelter'', its remake, and ''Mary Skelter 2''. It is at its most extreme in the latter with nearly every area having its very color scheme changed up and arranged around the tower in a different order and including new areas. [[spoiler: The remake being different from the original is justified by being the third time the Jail has grown, rather than just being a game simplifying design choice.]]



** Crane's Return of a Favor: The Old Art District is an old fashioned Japanese town with cloth floating overhead bearing images of cranes, while some windows show a silhouette of cranes. There are Marchen that resemble a cross between paintbrushes and cranes, with their necks caught in a bloody bear trap.

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** Crane's Return of a Favor: The Old Art District is styled like an old fashioned Japanese town building with cloth floating overhead bearing images of cranes, while some windows show a silhouette of cranes. There are Marchen that resemble a cross between paintbrushes and cranes, with their necks caught in a bloody bear trap.


* BigSisterInstinct: Thumbelina tries her hardest to be a model big sister for Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. She becomes incredibly upset when her sisters tell her not to worry so much and snaps at Jack in a fit of resentment when he tries to help. ''Mary Skelter 2'' has her [[KnightTemplarBigSister protective behavior pushed so far]] she becomes a ControlFreak, ruling over their lives until it nearly gets them killed at which point she quickly eases up on them and falls more in line with how she was in ''Mary Skelter''.

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* BigSisterInstinct: Thumbelina tries her hardest to be a model big sister for Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. She becomes incredibly upset when her sisters tell her not to worry so much and snaps at Jack in a fit of resentment when he tries to help. ''Mary Skelter 2'' has her [[KnightTemplarBigSister [[KnightTemplarBigBrother protective behavior pushed so far]] she becomes a ControlFreak, ruling over their lives until it nearly gets them killed at which point she quickly eases up on them and falls more in line with how she was in ''Mary Skelter''.

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