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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FumihikoTachiki (Satoshi) and Creator/RikaFukami (Eriko) (Japanese), Adam Gibbs (Satoshi) (English)

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FumihikoTachiki (Satoshi) and Creator/RikaFukami (Eriko) (Japanese), Adam Gibbs Creator/AdamGibbs (Satoshi) (English)


* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Even in a really... colorful environment, she stands out whenever she shows up; she's drawn in a 70s shoujo manga style, and is specifically modeled after [[Manga/RoseOfVersailles Lady Oscar]].

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* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Even in a really... colorful environment, she stands out whenever she shows up; she's drawn in a 70s shoujo manga style, and is specifically modeled after [[Manga/RoseOfVersailles [[Manga/TheRoseOfVersailles Lady Oscar]].


* MiddleChildSyndrome: Tied to his unfavorite status. Kanba is the elder brother and the one tasked with protecting the others while Himari is the youngest and an IllGirl and so she's the one being protected and cared for. Shouma has less of a role in the family.
** [[spoiler: Subverted in that he's the Takakura's only biological child. His neglect is an continuation of his parent's early neglect of him and even when improved, they still seemed to have taken him for granted.]]



%%* RetGone: [[spoiler: The consequences.]]

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%%* * RetGone: [[spoiler: The consequences.Takes on Ringo's punishment and vanished from the world.]]



* HalfIdenticalTwins: [[spoiler: With Masako. It's more apparent when they were children and looked almost exactly the same.]]



%%* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler: Via an HeroicSacrifice, [[DeathEqualsRedemption in the end]].]]
* MiddleChildSyndrome: Tied to his unfavorite status. Kanba is the elder brother and the one tasked with protecting the others while Himari is the youngest and an IllGirl and so she's the one being protected and cared for. Shouma has less of a role in the family.
** [[spoiler: Subverted in that he's the Takakura's only biological child. His neglect is an continuation of his parent's early neglect of him and even when they got better, they still seemed to have taken him for granted.]]

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%%* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler: Via an HeroicSacrifice, [[DeathEqualsRedemption in the end]].]]
* MiddleChildSyndrome: Tied to his unfavorite status. Kanba is the elder brother and the one tasked with protecting the others while Himari is the youngest and an IllGirl and so she's the one being protected and cared for. Shouma has less of a role in the family.
** [[spoiler: Subverted in that he's the Takakura's only biological child. His neglect is an continuation of his parent's early neglect of him and even when they got better, they still seemed to have taken him for granted.]]

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* MiddleChildSyndrome: Tied to his unfavorite status. Kanba is the elder brother and the one tasked with protecting the others while Himari is the youngest and an IllGirl and so she's the one being protected and cared for. Shouma has less of a role in the family.
** [[spoiler: Subverted in that he's the Takakura's only biological child. His neglect is an continuation of his parent's early neglect of him and even when they got better, they still seemed to have taken him for granted.]]


%%* BadassLabcoat

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%%* * BadassLabcoat



%%* {{Bishonen}}

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%%* * {{Bishonen}}



%%* {{Expy}}: Something of a more {{camp}}y cross between Mikage and Akio from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. His nonchalant yet seductive attitude, some of his lines and actions, and allusions to him conducting some grand game in the background are reminiscent of Akio, and like Mikage, he has pink hair and may be working to fulfill [[spoiler:GhostlyGoals]].
%%Expy needs to be a deliberate reference by the author

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%%* * {{Expy}}: Something of a more {{camp}}y cross between Mikage and Akio from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. His nonchalant yet seductive attitude, some of his lines and actions, and allusions to him conducting some grand game in the background are reminiscent of Akio, and like Mikage, he has pink hair and may be working to fulfill [[spoiler:GhostlyGoals]].
%%Expy needs to be a deliberate reference by the author
[[spoiler:GhostlyGoals]].



%%* HotLibrarian
%%** [[spoiler: Either HotScientist or HospitalHottie. Or maybe even both. It's hard to define.]]

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%%* * HotLibrarian
%%** ** [[spoiler: Either HotScientist or HospitalHottie. Or maybe even both. It's hard to define.]]



%%* MadScientist
%%* ManInWhite

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%%* * MadScientist
%%* * ManInWhite



%%* WorthyOpponent: [[spoiler: Views Momoka as this]]

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%%* * WorthyOpponent: [[spoiler: Views Momoka as this]]


* PetTheDog: Sending Hibari and Hikari the scarves that Himari made for them, [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope most likely in order to strengthen her attachment to the world and add to her torment so she would stay alive and Kanba would be more motivated to save her...]]]] * SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: His encounter with Momoka 16 years ago resulted in him being split and sealed inside the two black bunnies usually seen inside the hospital examination room.]]

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* PetTheDog: Sending Hibari and Hikari the scarves that Himari made for them, [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope most likely in order to strengthen her attachment to the world and add to her torment so she would stay alive and Kanba would be more motivated to save her...]]]] ]]]]
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: His encounter with Momoka 16 years ago resulted in him being split and sealed inside the two black bunnies usually seen inside the hospital examination room.]]


* StrugglingSingleMother: Eriko does love and care for Ringo but she is a single mother and has to work long hours to provide a comfortable lifestyle. She can't pay as much attention to her daughter, contributing to Ringo's emotional problems.

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* StrugglingSingleMother: Eriko does love and care for Ringo but she is she's a single mother and has to work long hours to provide a comfortable lifestyle. She can't pay as much attention to her daughter, contributing to Ringo's emotional problems.

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** [[spoiler: Averted for Shouma where it's heavily implied that they neglected him as a young child]]


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* StrugglingSingleMother: Eriko does love and care for Ringo but she is a single mother and has to work long hours to provide a comfortable lifestyle. She can't pay as much attention to her daughter, contributing to Ringo's emotional problems.


* FieryRedHead
* GreenEyes

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* %%* FieryRedHead
* %%* GreenEyes



* HeroicSacrifice: Not a full one, but he does [[spoiler:nearly lose his arm]] in Episode 18 in trying to [[spoiler:prevent Himari from falling from a construction site]].

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* HeroicSacrifice: HeroicSacrifice:
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Not a full one, but he does [[spoiler:nearly nearly lose his arm]] arm in Episode 18 in trying to [[spoiler:prevent Himari from falling from a construction site]].



A student from an all-girls school who gets roped into the plot after Himari's possessor orders the Takakura siblings to obtain the "Penguindrum" from her. A very strong believer in fate and destiny, Ringo possesses a diary with events written down on it that she has taken upon herself to fulfill. She's obsessed with Keiju Tabuki, whom she has known ever since childhood, to the point of stalking [[spoiler:and attempted rape]]. She befriends Himari, has a rather weird relationship with Shouma, and turns out to have multiple issues coming from [[spoiler: her sister Momoka's death and her parents's divorce]].

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A student from an all-girls school who gets roped into the plot after Himari's possessor orders the Takakura siblings to obtain the "Penguindrum" from her. A very strong believer in fate and destiny, Ringo possesses a diary with events written down on it that she has taken upon herself to fulfill. She's obsessed with Keiju Tabuki, whom she has known ever since childhood, to the point of stalking [[spoiler:and attempted rape]]. childhood. She befriends Himari, has a rather weird relationship with Shouma, and turns out to have multiple issues coming from [[spoiler: her sister Momoka's death and her parents's divorce]].
family's complicated past.



* ACupAngst
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: A firm believer in it. [[spoiler: Possibly not as much as of episode 13.]]
* BreakTheCutie[=/=]BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler: Seeing her father with another woman and a little girl who asks him to become her dad, having (half of) her prized diary stolen, watching her friend Shouma get hit by a car ''and'' knowing it's all because of her may count.]] As a result, in episode 10 [[spoiler: she's willing to actually give up on the Diary if it's needed to save a kidnapped Shouma, and ultimately does so, which kicks off her CharacterDevelopment.]]

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* %%* ACupAngst
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: A firm believer in it.it, due to having a diary that lists events that she believes will happen. [[spoiler: Possibly not as much as of episode 13.]]
* BreakTheCutie[=/=]BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler: Seeing BreakTheHaughty: She acts very haughty towards Shouma, but softens up after she sees her father with another woman and a little girl who asks him to become her dad, having [[spoiler: has (half of) her prized diary stolen, watching watches her friend Shouma get hit by a car ''and'' car, knowing it's all because of her may count.her.]] As a result, in episode 10 [[spoiler: she's willing to actually give up on the Diary if it's needed to save a kidnapped Shouma, Shouma]], and ultimately does so, which kicks off her CharacterDevelopment.]]



* CharacterDevelopment: As of Episode 13, [[spoiler:Ringo seems to have come to terms with the fact that she can't patch up her family by becoming her older sister Momoka. She's even happy about her father's new marriage when she texts him, compared to a few episodes before.]]
** And even before that, in episode 10, [[spoiler:she's willing to give up the other half of the destiny diary in order to save Shouma from Natsume, who's taken him hostage and demands it in exchange for his release]]. This would've been unthinkable before.

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* CharacterDevelopment: CharacterDevelopment:
** In episode 10, [[spoiler:she's willing to give up the other half of the destiny diary in order to save Shouma from Natsume, who's taken him hostage and demands it in exchange for his release]]. This would've been unthinkable before.
**
As of Episode 13, [[spoiler:Ringo Ringo seems to have come to terms with the fact that she can't patch up her family by becoming [[spoiler:becoming her older sister Momoka. She's even happy about her father's new marriage when she texts him, compared to a few episodes before.]]
** And even before that, in episode 10, [[spoiler:she's willing to give up the other half of the destiny diary in order to save Shouma from Natsume, who's taken him hostage and demands it in exchange for his release]]. This would've been unthinkable before.
]]



* TheHeart: She seems to have evolved into this, after her CharacterDevelopment.
* HerHeartWillGoOn: [[spoiler: After Shouma's HeroicSacrifice.]]

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* TheHeart: She seems to have evolved into this, this for the Takakura siblings after her CharacterDevelopment.CharacterDevelopment, being their emotional support and attempting to minimize conflict between them.
* %%* HerHeartWillGoOn: [[spoiler: After Shouma's HeroicSacrifice.]]



* LoveHurts: And how.
* LovingAShadow: It's eventually revealed that [[spoiler:she's not so much in love with Tabuki as what he represents -- mainly, the restoration of her broken family. Her character arc is mainly composed of her realizing this and getting over it]].

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* %%* LoveHurts: And how.
* LovingAShadow: It's eventually revealed that [[spoiler:she's she's not so much in love with Tabuki as what he represents -- mainly, the [[spoiler:the restoration of her broken family. family]]. Her character arc is mainly composed of her realizing this and getting over it]].it.



* MeaningfulName: Her name can be read as "Apple".
* [[MrImagination Miss Imagination]]: In the first few episodes, she has quite a few [[ImagineSpot Imagine Spots]] involving her and Tabuki...with Yuri as the villain trying to get in the way of their romance.

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* %%* MeaningfulName: Her name can be read as "Apple".
"Apple". %%How is this meaningful?
* [[MrImagination Miss Imagination]]: MrImagination: In the first few episodes, she has quite a few [[ImagineSpot Imagine Spots]] involving her and Tabuki...with Yuri as the villain trying to get in the way of their romance.



* PrecociousCrush[=/=]StalkerWithACrush[=/=]StalkingIsLove: Ringo is one for Tabuki, Shoma and Kanba's homeroom teacher, and has had feelings for him since she was a child.

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* PrecociousCrush[=/=]StalkerWithACrush[=/=]StalkingIsLove: PrecociousCrush: Ringo is one for in love with Tabuki, Shoma and Kanba's homeroom teacher, and has had feelings for him since she was a child.



* StalkerWithACrush: She's not above stalking Tabuki.



* ShipTease: She and Shoma, more and more as the series advances. [[spoiler: Fully sealed when Shouma's FamousLastWords overlap with DyingDeclarationOfLove.]]
* StalkerWithATestTube: [[spoiler:Wants to have Tabuki's child to "become Momoka" and fix up her broken family. She gives up later, though.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Curry
* {{Tsundere}}: ''Seems'' to be this for Shouma. Seen when, in the same scene, she expresses relief that Shouma [[spoiler: wasn't seriously hurt when he took a DivingSave for her]], and then beats him herself when he calls her "fool" for [[spoiler: giving up half of her Destiny Diary to save him]], specifically telling him how worried she was for his safety.
* {{Yandere}}: To Tabuki. Played almost completely for laughs, until episode 8 with [[spoiler:AttemptedRape of drugged Tabuki]]. It's shown just as screwed up as it sounds.
** As the series goes on, [[PlayingWithATrope the series plays with this]] by revealing that [[spoiler:she's only yandere ''[[LovingAShadow for what Tabuki represents]]'', i.e., the restoration of her broken family. Once she accepts that she can't do this using her methods, she returns to sanity and meets up with Tabuki to clean up loose ends, and from then on she focuses on emotionally supporting the Takakura siblings instead.]]

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* ShipTease: She and Shoma, more and more as the series advances. [[spoiler: Fully sealed when [[spoiler: Shouma's FamousLastWords overlap with DyingDeclarationOfLove.]]
* StalkerWithATestTube: [[spoiler:Wants to have Tabuki's child to "become Momoka" and fix up her broken family. family]]. She gives up later, though.]]
though.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Curry
Curry. It's the only thing she can cook.
* {{Tsundere}}: ''Seems'' to be this for Shouma. Seen when, in the same scene, she expresses relief that Shouma [[spoiler: wasn't seriously hurt when he took a DivingSave for her]], her, and then beats him herself when he calls her "fool" for [[spoiler: giving up half of her Destiny Diary to save him]], specifically telling him how worried she was for his safety.
* {{Yandere}}: To Tabuki. Played almost completely for laughs, laughs at first, until episode 8 with [[spoiler:AttemptedRape [[spoiler:the AttemptedRape of drugged Tabuki]]. It's shown just as screwed up as it sounds.
**
sounds. As the series goes on, [[PlayingWithATrope the series plays with this]] by revealing that [[spoiler:she's she's only yandere ''[[LovingAShadow for what Tabuki represents]]'', i.e., the restoration of her broken family. Once she accepts that she can't do this using her methods, she returns to sanity and meets up with Tabuki to clean up loose ends, and from then on she focuses on emotionally supporting the Takakura siblings instead.]]



* {{Bishonen}}: [[Creator/AkiraIshida But of course.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Him and [[spoiler:Momoka. Since she died, well...]]
* CloudCuckooLander: [[ObfuscatingStupidity Subverted]].

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* %%* {{Bishonen}}: [[Creator/AkiraIshida But of course.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: ChildhoodFriendRomance:
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Him and [[spoiler:Momoka.Yuri, who have known each other since childhood. [[spoiler:Actually a subversion, since their relationship is fake.]]
** His romance with [[spoiler:Momoka started when they were much younger.
Since she died, well...]]
* CloudCuckooLander: [[ObfuscatingStupidity Subverted]]. Although he seems like a ditzy teacher, he's much more aware than he lets on.



* HiddenDepths: The flashbacks of episodes 6 and 12 show a Tabuki who's quite more thoughtful than in the present. Additionally, he always knew that [[spoiler:the Takakuras were the children of the terrorists who planned the attacks that killed Momoka, but decided to not pursue anything similar to hate or revenge...at least, not until episode 18.]]
** And again, in episode 13, [[spoiler:he and Ringo discuss the Takakura family's relationship to their lives.]]

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* HiddenDepths: HiddenDepths:
**
The flashbacks of episodes 6 and 12 show a Tabuki who's quite more thoughtful than in the present. Additionally, he always knew that [[spoiler:the Takakuras were the children of the terrorists who planned the attacks that killed Momoka, but decided to not pursue anything similar to hate or revenge...at least, not until episode 18.]]
** And again, in episode 13, [[spoiler:he he proves insightful when he and Ringo discuss the Takakura family's relationship to their lives.]]



* HotTeacher

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* HotTeacherHotTeacher: He's the boys' homeroom teacher, and Ringo certainly finds him attractive.



* AttemptedRape: In episode 14, she attempts to rape [[spoiler:Ringo]] as part of a plan to [[spoiler:make her into Momoka]], though it's ambiguous as to whether or not she was fully stopped.

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* AttemptedRape: In episode 14, she attempts to rape [[spoiler:Ringo]] [[spoiler:Ringo as part of a plan to [[spoiler:make make her into Momoka]], though it's ambiguous as to whether or not she was fully stopped.



* ChildhoodFriends[=/=]TwoGirlsAndAGuy: With [[spoiler:Momoka]] and Tabuki.

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* ChildhoodFriends[=/=]TwoGirlsAndAGuy: ChildhoodFriends: With [[spoiler:Momoka]] and Tabuki.



* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Invokes this during her rape of [[spoiler:Ringo]] by drugging her drink beforehand. Though it's ambiguous to whether or not Yuri fully raped her, she did at least tie her up, kiss her, and manage some sexual contact before getting interrupted.

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* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Invokes this during her [[spoiler:attempted rape of [[spoiler:Ringo]] Ringo]] by drugging her drink beforehand. Though it's ambiguous to whether or not Yuri fully raped her, she did at least tie her up, kiss her, and manage some sexual contact before getting interrupted.



* FreudianExcuse: Revealed in episode 15, involving [[spoiler:her father carving her body with a chisel to make her "worthy of being loved".]] It's made even worse by the fact that [[spoiler:the chisels]] are probably a metaphor for [[spoiler:physical and sexual abuse, [[{{Squick}} with the pounding and nudity imagery]].]]
* ImNotPretty: [[spoiler: She believes herself to be ugly because of her MadArtist dad's abuse.]]
* ImprovisedWeapon: When [[spoiler:Masako]] attacks her, Yuri repels her attacks with a ping-pong paddle.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Her attempted rape of the underage Ringo has no repercussions at all.]]
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: [[spoiler:To get Momoka back, she will do anything. ''Anything''.]]
* LovingAShadow[=/=]TheMourningAfter: To [[spoiler:Momoka]]. To the point of [[spoiler:tying up and attempting to rape her [[ReplacementGoldfish younger sister]] because [[StrongFamilyResemblance they look and act similar]].]]

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* FreudianExcuse: Revealed in episode 15, involving [[spoiler:her father carving her body with a chisel to make her "worthy of being loved".]] It's made even worse by the fact that [[spoiler:the chisels]] are probably this can be interpreted as a metaphor for [[spoiler:physical physical and sexual abuse, [[{{Squick}} [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything with the pounding and nudity imagery]].]]
imagery]].
* ImNotPretty: [[spoiler: She believes herself to be ugly because of her MadArtist dad's abuse.]]
history of abuse.
* ImprovisedWeapon: When [[spoiler:Masako]] [[spoiler:Masako attacks her, her]], Yuri repels her attacks with a ping-pong paddle.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Her attempted rape of the underage Ringo Ringo]] has no repercussions at all.]]
all.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: [[spoiler:To get Momoka back, back]], she will do anything. ''Anything''.]]
* LovingAShadow[=/=]TheMourningAfter: To [[spoiler:Momoka]]. To the point of [[spoiler:tying up and attempting to rape her [[ReplacementGoldfish younger sister]] because [[StrongFamilyResemblance they look and act similar]].]]



* {{Ojou}}: As a wealthy, famous actor, she's beautiful, graceful and confident with just a hint of steel. [[spoiler: It's entirely an act]]

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* TheMourningAfter: To [[spoiler:Momoka, to the point of tying up and attempting to rape her [[ReplacementGoldfish younger sister]] because [[StrongFamilyResemblance they look and act similar]].]]
* {{Ojou}}: As a wealthy, famous actor, she's beautiful, graceful and confident with just a hint of steel. [[spoiler: It's entirely an act]]act]].



* [[RuleOfGlamorous Rule of Fabulous]]: Governs basically everything she owns. Hell, she's got a clean white [[spoiler:''crossbow'']] with gold trim.

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* [[RuleOfGlamorous Rule of Fabulous]]: RuleOfGlamorous: Governs basically everything she owns. Hell, she's got a clean white [[spoiler:''crossbow'']] ''crossbow'' with gold trim.



* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler: Who would say that a beautiful, all-smiles idol would hide such tremendously low self-esteem?]]

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* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler: Who would say that a beautiful, all-smiles idol would hide such tremendously low self-esteem?]]
self-esteem?



An attractive, shady young woman with red hair and uncanny aim skills. [[spoiler: She also has her own Project M focusing on Kanba, along with a Survival Strategy centered on her little brother Mario. Also possesses her own penguin, a black one named Esmeralda. Her WeaponOfChoice is a slingshot with mind-wiping bullets.]]

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An attractive, shady young woman with red hair and uncanny aim skills. [[spoiler: She also has her own Project M focusing on Kanba, along with a Survival Strategy centered on her little brother Mario. Also possesses her own penguin, a black one named Esmeralda. mysterious interest in the Takakura family. Her WeaponOfChoice is a slingshot with mind-wiping bullets.]]
bullets.



* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: Or better said, abusive grandfather.]]
* ActionGirl
* AngstySurvivingTwin / WistfulAmnesia: In Episode 24, after [[spoiler:Kanba is retconned out of existence, she tells Mario that she dreamt she had another brother.]]

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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: Or better said, abusive grandfather.]]
grandfather]
* ActionGirl
* AngstySurvivingTwin / WistfulAmnesia: In Episode 24, after [[spoiler:Kanba is retconned out
ActionGirl: She's a physical combatant capable of existence, she tells Mario that she dreamt she had another brother.]]kicking lots of ass.



* BigFancyHouse: A black mansion, apparently set in the outskirts of Tokyo
* BrutalHonesty: Masako is '''not''' the kind of person that sugarcoats her words. Specially seen when she talks down to [[spoiler: Yuri]] in episode 15, when she {{Breaking Speech}}es [[spoiler: Himari]] in episode 19, and when she [[spoiler: explains her bond with him in much more polite but still cutting terms]] in episode 21.
* CatchPhrase: "Gosh, I need to crush it/him/her/them soon." [[spoiler: Which ''almost'' become her FamousLastWords in episode 22.]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: Is one for [[spoiler: Kanba]], her [[spoiler: [[BigBrotherAttraction twin older brother]].]] She ''is'', however, quite more manipulative and calculating than the standard.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Episode 16.

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* BigFancyHouse: A black mansion, apparently set in the outskirts of Tokyo
Tokyo.
* BrutalHonesty: Masako is '''not''' the kind of person that sugarcoats her words. Specially seen when she talks down to [[spoiler: Yuri]] Yuri in episode 15, when she {{Breaking Speech}}es [[spoiler: Himari]] Himari in episode 19, and when she [[spoiler: explains her bond with him in much more polite but still cutting terms]] in episode 21.
* CatchPhrase: "Gosh, I need to crush it/him/her/them soon." [[spoiler: Which ''almost'' become her FamousLastWords in episode 22.]]
22.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Is one for [[spoiler: Kanba]], Kanba, her [[spoiler: [[BigBrotherAttraction twin older brother]].]] She ''is'', however, quite more manipulative and calculating than the standard.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Episode 16.16 focuses on her past.



* DaddysGirl[=/=]WellDoneSonGuy: [[spoiler: To her beloved DisappearedDad, exiled from the Natsume clan by her grandfather Sanbei for being a failure to his standards.]]
* ColdSniper
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer[=/=]LesYay
* EvilRedhead: She's at least [[JerkAss callous]] and [[ManipulativeBitch manipulative.]] [[spoiler: While not virtuous, she turns out to be ''not'' cartoonishly evil later, as her care for Mario [[PetTheDog is very genuine]].]]
* {{Expy}}: Of both Nanami and Kozue from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', especially in regards to how she acts around [[spoiler:Kanba]].
** And her demeanor, hairstyle and tendency to go from tender to dangerous in the space of a few seconds recalls Juri from the same series.
* ForcefulKiss: On none other than [[spoiler: Kanba]]!
* FlowerMotifs: [[SomethingAboutARose Bright red rose petals]] appear during her firefight with [[spoiler: Yuri]] in episode 17.
* HalfIdenticalTwins: She and [[spoiler: Kanba]], according to episode 23. Lampshaded by [[spoiler: Sanetoshi, who first points out that they're twins, and then refers to the physical similarities between them.]]

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* DaddysGirl[=/=]WellDoneSonGuy: [[spoiler: To DaddysGirl: She's very fond of her beloved DisappearedDad, who was exiled from the Natsume clan by her grandfather Sanbei for being a failure to his standards.]]
* ColdSniper
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer[=/=]LesYay
ColdSniper: Can snipe from afar and has a cold, haughty personality.
%%* EvenTheGirlsWantHer
* EvilRedhead: She's at least [[JerkAss callous]] and [[ManipulativeBitch manipulative.]] [[spoiler: While not virtuous, she turns out to be ''not'' 100% cartoonishly evil later, as her [[spoiler:her care for Mario [[PetTheDog is very genuine]].]]
* %%* {{Expy}}: Of both Nanami and Kozue from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', especially in regards to how she acts around [[spoiler:Kanba]].
** %%** And her demeanor, hairstyle and tendency to go from tender to dangerous in the space of a few seconds recalls Juri from the same series.
* %%Expy must be a deliberate reference by the creator.
%%*
ForcefulKiss: On none other than [[spoiler: Kanba]]!
* FlowerMotifs: [[SomethingAboutARose Bright red rose petals]] appear during her firefight [[spoiler:firefight with [[spoiler: Yuri]] in episode 17.
* HalfIdenticalTwins: She and [[spoiler: Kanba]], according to episode 23. Lampshaded by [[spoiler: Sanetoshi, who first points out that they're she and Kanba are twins, and then refers to the physical similarities between them.]]



* IcyBlueEyes
* {{Keigo}}: She uses ''very'' formal speech, to the point of referring to [[spoiler: her own little brother]] as "Mario[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics -san]]".
* KickTheDog: Verbally abusing [[spoiler: Himari]] in episode 19 out of jealousy feels at least like a borderline example.
* [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Knight Templar Big Sister]]: Her ''other'' motivation is [[spoiler: saving the life of a [[AdorablyPrecociousChild young]] [[CreepyChild boy]] named Mario, her little brother. For that, Masako also needs the Penguindrum, and will ''not'' hand it to the Takakuras.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: She possesses a slingshot which shoots bullets that administer this.]] Bonus points for [[spoiler:the slingshot actually being laser-guided]].
** And in a twist, in episode 19 we find out [[spoiler: that she has special bullets capable of ''returning'' lost memories too.]]
* LargeHam: As the series progresses, Masako gets more and more HotBlooded, culminating with her two duels with [[spoiler: Yuri]] which go the HamToHamCombat way with absolute ''glee''.

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* IcyBlueEyes
IcyBlueEyes: Has very cold blue eyes to suit her demeanor.
* {{Keigo}}: She uses ''very'' formal speech, to the point of referring to [[spoiler: her own little brother]] brother as "Mario[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics -san]]".
* KickTheDog: Verbally abusing [[spoiler: Himari]] Himari out of jealousy]] in episode 19 out of jealousy feels at least like a borderline example.
* [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Knight Templar KnightTemplarBigBrother: A Big Sister]]: Sister version. Her ''other'' motivation is [[spoiler: saving the life of a [[AdorablyPrecociousChild young]] [[CreepyChild boy]] named Mario, her little brother. brother.]] For that, Masako also needs the Penguindrum, and will ''not'' hand it to the Takakuras.Takakuras.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: She possesses a slingshot which shoots bullets that administer this. Bonus points for the slingshot actually being laser-guided. In a twist, in episode 19 we find out [[spoiler: that she has special bullets capable of ''returning'' lost memories too.
]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: She possesses a slingshot which shoots bullets that administer this.]] Bonus points for [[spoiler:the slingshot actually being laser-guided]].
** And in a twist, in episode 19 we find out [[spoiler: that she has special bullets capable of ''returning'' lost memories too.]]
* LargeHam: As the series progresses, Masako gets more and more HotBlooded, culminating with [[spoiler: her two duels with [[spoiler: Yuri]] which go the HamToHamCombat way with absolute ''glee''.



* OneeSama: [[spoiler: For Mario]]
* RaisedByGrandparents: [[spoiler: Because her eccentric and pushy grandfather actually kicked her and Mario's father out of the Natsume clan.]]

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* %%* OneeSama: [[spoiler: For Mario]]
* RaisedByGrandparents: [[spoiler: Because her eccentric and pushy grandfather actually kicked her and Mario's father out of the Natsume clan.]]



* ProperTightsWithASkirt

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* %%* ProperTightsWithASkirt



* SadisticChoice -> TakeAThirdOption: In episode 16, [[spoiler:Mario gets possessed by the dead grandfather's spirit and stages a challenge. Two dishes of the very dangerous ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugu fugu]]'' fish are put in front of them, and the one who eats the dish that is well prepared (as in, it won't poison the one who eats it to death) will inherit the Natsume fortune. Masako ''eats both dishes'' to spare Mario from suffering harm, and she spends three days in a coma.]]

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* SadisticChoice -> TakeAThirdOption: SadisticChoice: In episode 16, [[spoiler:Mario gets possessed by the dead grandfather's spirit and stages a challenge. Two dishes of the very dangerous ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugu fugu]]'' fish are put in front of them, and the one who eats the dish that is well prepared (as in, it won't poison the one who eats it to death) will inherit the Natsume fortune. Masako ''eats both dishes'' to spare Mario from suffering harm, and she spends three days in a coma.]]



* SpotOfTea

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* SpotOfTeaSpotOfTea: Frequently seen sipping tea to indicate her high-class background.
* TakeAThirdOption: When faced with a SadisticChoice that would put Mario in danger, [[spoiler:Masako ''eats both lionfish dishes'' to spare Mario from suffering harm, and she spends three days in a coma.]]



* YouAreWorthHell, [[spoiler:Kanba]]: As she expresses in episode 22.


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* WistfulAmnesia: In Episode 24, after [[spoiler:Kanba is retconned out of existence, she tells Mario that she dreamt she had another brother.]]
* YouAreWorthHell, [[spoiler:Kanba]]: As [[spoiler:Kanba is]], as she expresses in episode 22.




* CooldownHug: Sorta gives one to [[spoiler:[[http://i39.tinypic.com/2em0gih.jpg Kanba]]]], in episode 17.

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* CooldownHug: Sorta gives one to [[spoiler:[[http://i39.tinypic.com/2em0gih.jpg Kanba]]]], Kanba]], in episode 17.]]



* HesBack: [[spoiler:After Himari is revived by Sanetoshi]], the Princess seems to be fully gone... until episode 16, when she returns with a vengeance.



** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In episode 11 she [[spoiler: summoned her Dream World ''specifically'' to urge Ringo to tell her and Shouma about her huge problems and feelings.]] This being the "Princess", she still called Ringo rather mean names ("monkey bitch", this time).
* LargeHam

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** * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In episode 11 she [[spoiler: summoned her Dream World ''specifically'' to urge Ringo to tell her and Shouma about her huge problems and feelings.]] This being the "Princess", she still called Ringo rather mean names ("monkey bitch", this time).
* %%* LargeHam



-->Princess (To Ringo): "I've had enough of listening to your bullshit, stupid bitch!"
** [[ClusterFBomb And it goes downhill from there.]]

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-->Princess -->'''Princess''' (To Ringo): "I've had enough of listening to your bullshit, stupid bitch!"
** [[ClusterFBomb And it goes downhill from there.]]
bitch!"



* [[HesBack She's Back]]: [[spoiler:After Himari is revived by Sanetoshi, the Princess seems to be fully gone... until episode 16.]]



* ShowgirlSkirt

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* ShowgirlSkirt
ShowgirlSkirt: She has a poofy skirt that flaunts her legs in this way.



A mysterious librarian[[spoiler:/doctor]] who appears to Himari in a dream. He reappears later on, with some plans of his own.

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A mysterious librarian[[spoiler:/doctor]] librarian who appears to Himari in a dream. He reappears later on, with some plans of his own.



* BadassLabcoat[=/=]BadassLongcoat

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* BadassLabcoat[=/=]BadassLongcoat%%* BadassLabcoat



* {{Bishonen}}

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* %%* {{Bishonen}}



* CatchPhrase: "Isn't it electrifying?" and "I know, right?"

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* CatchPhrase: CatchPhrase:
**
"Isn't it electrifying?" and "I know, right?"



* TheCorrupter: [[spoiler: Tries to corrupt both Kanba and Masako and succeeds with Kanba]]

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* TheCorrupter: [[spoiler: Tries to corrupt both Kanba and Masako and succeeds with Kanba]]Kanba]].



* DudeLooksLikeALady : Quite a portion of the Japanese ''and'' English fandoms were shocked to find out he was a guy.
* {{Expy}}: Something of a more {{camp}}y cross between Mikage and Akio from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. His nonchalant yet seductive attitude, some of his lines and actions, and allusions to him conducting some grand game in the background are reminiscent of Akio, and like Mikage, he has pink hair and may be working to fulfill [[spoiler:GhostlyGoals]].

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* DudeLooksLikeALady : Quite a portion of the Japanese ''and'' English fandoms were shocked to find out he was a guy.
*
%%* {{Expy}}: Something of a more {{camp}}y cross between Mikage and Akio from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. His nonchalant yet seductive attitude, some of his lines and actions, and allusions to him conducting some grand game in the background are reminiscent of Akio, and like Mikage, he has pink hair and may be working to fulfill [[spoiler:GhostlyGoals]].[[spoiler:GhostlyGoals]].
%%Expy needs to be a deliberate reference by the author



* HotLibrarian
** [[spoiler: Either HotScientist or HospitalHottie. Or maybe even both. It's hard to define.]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Sending the idols [[spoiler:Himari's scarves led to Ringo getting their CD and learning the "fruit of fate" spell]] which defeats him.
%%*
HotLibrarian
** %%** [[spoiler: Either HotScientist or HospitalHottie. Or maybe even both. It's hard to define.]]



* KnightOfCerebus

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* KnightOfCerebusKnightOfCerebus: The previously relatively lighthearted story takes a much darker turn when he shows up.



* ManInWhite

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* %%* ManInWhite



* MindRape[=/=]MoreThanMindControl: His treatment of [[spoiler: Kanba]] in the first part of episode 23 felt a lot like this, since he [[spoiler: invokes a Survival Strategy to force Kanba to watch how his twin sister Masako dies, before he uses his powers to bring her BackFromTheDead ''and'' fully convince Kanba to destroy the world in exchange for Sanetoshi doing the same to Himari.]]

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* MindRape[=/=]MoreThanMindControl: MindRape: His treatment of [[spoiler: Kanba]] in the first part of episode 23 felt a lot like this, since he [[spoiler: invokes a Survival Strategy to force Kanba to watch how his twin sister Masako dies, before he uses his powers to bring her BackFromTheDead ''and'' fully convince Kanba to destroy the world in exchange for Sanetoshi doing the same to Himari.]]



* NietzscheWannabe: According to his soliloquies in episodes 13 and 23, [[spoiler:the apparently godly powers he shares with Momoka have only served to alienate him from others and depress him, as he believes that he cannot save anywhere near all the people who need help. This eventually led to his epiphany that the world is empty and the only way to change anything is to burn it all down.]]
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler: Sending Hibari and Hikari the scarves that Himari made for them, [[SubvertedTrope most likely in order to strengthen her attachment to the world and add to her torment so she would stay alive and Kanba would be more motivated to save her...]]]]
** HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:... But that's what led to Ringo getting their CD and learning the "fruit of fate" spell.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: His encounter with Momoka 16 years ago resulted in him being split and sealed inside the two black bunnies usually seen inside the hospital examination room.]]
* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler:Of the depressed and intensely nihilistic variety.]]

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* NietzscheWannabe: According to his soliloquies in episodes 13 and 23, [[spoiler:the apparently godly powers he shares with Momoka Momoka]] have only served to alienate him from others and depress him, as he believes that he cannot save anywhere near all the people who need help. This eventually led to his epiphany that the world is empty and the only way to change anything is to burn it all down.down.
* PetTheDog: Sending Hibari and Hikari the scarves that Himari made for them, [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope most likely in order to strengthen her attachment to the world and add to her torment so she would stay alive and Kanba would be more motivated to save her...]]]] * SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: His encounter with Momoka 16 years ago resulted in him being split and sealed inside the two black bunnies usually seen inside the hospital examination room.
]]
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler: Sending Hibari and Hikari the scarves that Himari made for them, [[SubvertedTrope most likely in order to strengthen her attachment to the world and add to her torment so she would stay alive and Kanba would be more motivated to save her...]]]]
** HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:... But that's what led to Ringo getting their CD and learning the "fruit of fate" spell.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: His encounter with Momoka 16 years ago resulted in him being split and sealed inside the two black bunnies usually seen inside the hospital examination room.]]
* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler:Of Frequently seen with a smile on his face, but he's of the depressed and intensely nihilistic variety.]]



* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler: Again, to possessed!Himari. He's rejected, but doesn't seem to give up. Considering the end of episode 12 as well as episode 13, he didn't, and seems to have more mysterious plans... centered on the girl who rejected him, who may or may not be Momoka.]]
** Also offers [[spoiler: Masako]] to join him. [[spoiler: He's rejected again.]]
** And the third offer is for [[spoiler: Kanba.]] [[spoiler: [[FaceHeelTurn This time]] [[LoveMakesYouEvil it works]].]]
* WorthyOpponent: [[spoiler: Views Momoka as this]]

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* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler: Again, to WeCanRuleTogether:
** To
possessed!Himari. He's rejected, but doesn't seem to give up. Considering the end of episode 12 as well as episode 13, he didn't, and seems to have more mysterious plans... [[spoiler: centered on the girl who rejected him, who may or may not be Momoka.]]
** Also offers [[spoiler: Masako]] Masako the chance to join him. [[spoiler: He's him, but he's rejected again.]]
** And the third offer is for [[spoiler: Kanba.]] [[spoiler: [[FaceHeelTurn This time]] [[LoveMakesYouEvil time it works]].works.]]
* %%* WorthyOpponent: [[spoiler: Views Momoka as this]]



Three penguins who start following the Takakura siblings around after the first episode. [[spoiler: They're actually four, since there's another one whose companion is Masako.]] They seem to be invisible to normals and serve as {{Funny Background Event}}s for each episode.

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Three penguins who start following the Takakura siblings around after the first episode. [[spoiler: They're actually four, since there's another one whose companion is Masako.]] They seem to be invisible to normals and serve as {{Funny Background Event}}s for each episode.



* BigOlEyebrows: #1.

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* BigOlEyebrows: #1.#1 has larger eyebrows than the rest.



* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: All three provide a lot of the incidental humour
* InvisibleToNormals: All 3

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* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: All three provide a lot of the incidental humour
humour.
* InvisibleToNormals: All 33 can't be seen by muggles.



* NoOntologicalInertia: In episode 12, when [[spoiler:both Himari ''and'' her possessor die (and seemingly for real this time), #3 [[http://imageftw.com/uploads/20110929/1317318162309.jpg collapses and almost disappears]]. Conversely, when Himari is brought back by Sanetoshi, #3 comes back as well.]]

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* NoOntologicalInertia: NoOntologicalInertia:
**
In episode 12, when [[spoiler:both both Himari ''and'' her possessor die (and seemingly for real this time), #3 [[http://imageftw.com/uploads/20110929/1317318162309.jpg collapses and almost disappears]]. Conversely, when Himari is brought back by Sanetoshi, #3 comes back as well.]]



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: If one of them behaves unlike their usual selves, it's ''very'' much a signal that big things will happen. Specially when [[spoiler: #2, the local BigEater, is seen trying to give half of his food to #3 while Himari and Shouma spend their last hours together at home, when he loyally takes care of #3 and brings her candy when she and Himari are about to die in episode 23, and when in that same episode he gives #1 candy as well when he drops by with Kanba.]]
** You know something bad is going down when [[spoiler:#1 is more interested in reading literature and won't so much as glance in #3's direction even when she's waving porno mags at him.]] Or when [[spoiler: #2 cracks raw eggs on his own forehead instead of eating them.]]
* ShooOutTheClowns: Partially. While they haven't ''disappeared'', they're less noticed by the characters as time passes.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: OOCIsSeriousBusiness:
**
If one of them behaves unlike their usual selves, it's ''very'' much a signal that big things will happen. Specially when [[spoiler: #2, the local BigEater, is seen trying to give half of his food to #3 while Himari and Shouma spend their last hours together at home, when he loyally takes care of #3 and brings her candy when she and Himari are about to die in episode 23, and when in that same episode he gives #1 candy as well when he drops by with Kanba.]]
** You know something bad is going down when [[spoiler:#1 #1 is more interested in reading literature and won't so much as glance in #3's direction even when she's waving porno mags at him.]] him. Or when [[spoiler: #2 cracks raw eggs on his own forehead instead of eating them.]]
them.
* ShooOutTheClowns: ShooOutTheClowns:
**
Partially. While they haven't ''disappeared'', they're less noticed by the characters as time passes.



* UncattyResemblance: Esmeralda's markings mirror [[spoiler:Masako]]'s heart-shaped face.

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* UncattyResemblance: UncattyResemblance:
**
Esmeralda's markings mirror [[spoiler:Masako]]'s [[spoiler:Masako's heart-shaped face.]]



!! Momoka [[spoiler: Oginome]]

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!! Momoka [[spoiler: Oginome]]



A young girl who seems to have extremely close conections to many people in the story. [[spoiler: She actually was: the firstborn daughter of the Oginomes (deceased in the attacks of 16 years ago), Ringo's dead older sister, Tabuki and Yuri's childhood friend, maybe Sanetoshi's fated person, '''and''' the original owner of Ringo's infamous Destiny Diary. She is also the real identity of the Princess of the Crystal, since the penguin hat Himari wears to turn into her contains half her soul.]]

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A young girl who seems to have extremely close conections to many people in the story. [[spoiler: She actually was: the firstborn daughter of the Oginomes (deceased in the attacks of 16 years ago), Ringo's dead older sister, Tabuki and Yuri's childhood friend, maybe Sanetoshi's fated person, '''and''' the original owner of Ringo's infamous Destiny Diary. She is also the real identity of the Princess of the Crystal, since the penguin hat Himari wears to turn into her contains half her soul.]]\n



* BigGood: The biggest obstacle to [[spoiler: [[NietzscheWannabe Sanetoshi]]'s plan to "turn the world to ash"]], not to mention her status as AllLovingHero.

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* BigGood: The biggest obstacle to [[spoiler: [[NietzscheWannabe Sanetoshi]]'s plan to "turn [[spoiler:"turn the world to ash"]], not to mention her status as AllLovingHero.



* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler: Leaves for good after foiling the bombing plot]]

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* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler: Leaves for good after [[spoiler: foiling the bombing plot]]plot]].
* CastFromHitPoints: Momoka explains that she has to suffer bodily harm whenever she uses [[spoiler: her Diary to change someone's destiny in exchange for what she wants to do/fix/etc.. To save a bunny from dying, she got a cut on her hand; later, to rescue Yuri from her abusive father, she got severe burns that landed her in the hospital.]] In fact, when Yuri tried to touch the Destiny Diary, Momoka stopped her from doing so to avoid a possible backlash from hitting her.



* TheFaceless: Until episode 15.
* FreakinessShame: She was the first person who told [[spoiler:Yuri]] that she was beautiful, even with all of the scars that [[spoiler:her father]]'s abuse left on her.
* GenkiGirl

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* TheFaceless: Until episode 15.
15, her face wasn't shown.
* FreakinessShame: She was the first person who told [[spoiler:Yuri]] Yuri that she was beautiful, even with all of the scars that [[spoiler:her father]]'s abuse left on her.
*
from the latter's abuse.
%%*
GenkiGirl



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Paid an ''appalling'' price in order to save Yuri from her abusive father. SpontaneousHumanCombustion, specifically. She managed to survive, but her burns were so serious that she had to be hospitalized.]]
** Also, [[spoiler: according to Tabuki, she actually died/disappeared trying to stop the subway bombings that the Takakuras and their group performed. It's confirmed when we see how she was sealed away by Sanetoshi.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Paid HeroicSacrifice:
** Paid
an ''appalling'' price in order to save Yuri [[spoiler:Yuri from her abusive father. SpontaneousHumanCombustion, specifically. She managed to survive, but her burns were so serious that she had to be hospitalized.]]
** Also, [[spoiler: according to Tabuki, she actually died/disappeared [[spoiler: trying to stop the subway bombings that the Takakuras and their group performed. It's confirmed when we see how she was sealed away by Sanetoshi.]]



* MeaningfulName: Her name means "peach". She's got pink ("peach-color" in Japanese) hair and wears a shirt with a peach on it.
** Peaches are seen as symbols of perfection in some cultures. Momoka was, according to Tabuki, probably supposed to have been a literal messiah.

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* MeaningfulName: Her name means "peach". She's got pink ("peach-color" in Japanese) hair and wears a shirt with a peach on it.
**
it. Peaches are seen as symbols of perfection in some cultures. Momoka was, according to Tabuki, probably supposed to have been a literal messiah.



* OneDegreeOfSeparation: Her presence ties much of the cast together despite having been dead for 16 years. She was the [[spoiler: firstborn daughter of the Oginomes, Ringo's dead older sister, Tabuki and Yuri's childhood friend, maybe Sanetoshi's fated person, '''and''' the original owner of Ringo's infamous Destiny Diary. She is also the real identity of the Princess of the Crystal, since the penguin hat Himari wears to turn into her contains half her soul.]]



* PosthumousCharacter: Her death drives many characters in the show

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* PosthumousCharacter: Her death drives many characters in the showshow, and we learn about her through their relationships with her.



* RealityWarper[=/=]WindsOfDestinyChange: [[spoiler: She claims to be able to change the fate of living beings via her Destiny Diary.]]
** CastFromHitPoints: [[spoiler: Momoka explains to Yuri that, whenever she uses her Diary to change someone's destiny, she has to pay a price: suffering bodily harm in exchange for what she wants to do/fix/etc.. To save a bunny from dying, she got a cut on her hand; later, to rescue Yuri from her abusive father, she got severe burns that landed her in the hospital. In fact, when Yuri tried to touch the Destiny Diary, Momoka stopped her from doing so to avoid a possible backlash from hitting her.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: At times.

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* RealityWarper[=/=]WindsOfDestinyChange: RealityWarper: [[spoiler: She claims to be able to change the fate of living beings via her Destiny Diary.]]
** CastFromHitPoints: [[spoiler: Momoka explains to Yuri that, whenever she uses her Diary to change someone's destiny, she has to pay a price: suffering bodily harm in exchange for what she wants to do/fix/etc.. To save a bunny from dying, she got a cut on her hand; later, to rescue Yuri from her abusive father, she got severe burns that landed her in the hospital. In fact, when Yuri tried to touch the Destiny Diary, Momoka stopped her from doing so to avoid a possible backlash from hitting her.]]
*
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning: At times.



The parents of the Takakura household. So far, they have only been developed through flashbacks, as they have not appeared in the main story as of yet. [[spoiler:They participated in the series of subway bombings that caused Momoka Oginome and other's deaths as part of a Survival Strategy]].

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The parents of the Takakura household. So far, they have only been They do not appear in the main story and are developed through flashbacks, as they have not appeared in the main story as of yet. [[spoiler:They participated in the series of subway bombings that caused Momoka Oginome and other's deaths as part of a Survival Strategy]].
flashbacks.



* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler: Kenzan and Chiemi railed and fought against an uncaring, unloving world. However, they destroyed their family and abandoned their children to a life of neglect and suffering. Even before that, they were so involved in their cause that they neglected their only child - a throwaway line implies they didn't notice that Shouma had been locked up and nearly starved to death.]]

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* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler: Kenzan and Chiemi railed and fought against an uncaring, unloving world. However, they [[spoiler: destroyed their family and abandoned their children to a life of neglect and suffering. Even before that, they were so involved in their cause that they neglected their only child - a throwaway line implies they didn't notice that Shouma had been locked up and nearly starved to death.]]



* ParentalAbandonment: Left their kids alone in their run-down house one day, and never came back. [[spoiler: They didn't exactly have much of a choice in the matter.]]
** [[spoiler: In episode 19, we see that they're still in occasional contact with Kanba and are the ones behind the money he gets for the family. They even give him a SoProudOfYou pep talk! However, they also tell him that they can't come back home, as they still have "a mission" to fufill. But then we get to [[DeadAllAlong episode 21]]...]]

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* ParentalAbandonment: ParentalAbandonment:
**
Left their kids alone in their run-down house one day, and never came back. [[spoiler: They didn't exactly have much of a choice in the matter.]]
** [[spoiler: In episode 19, we see that they're still in occasional contact with Kanba and are the ones behind the money he gets for the family. They even give him a SoProudOfYou pep talk! However, they also tell him that they can't come back home, as they still have "a mission" to fufill. [[spoiler: But then we get to [[DeadAllAlong episode 21]]...]]



* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: Chiemi and Kenzan are a normal loving couple who care of their children. They even look normal and nondescript. [[spoiler: It's all the more shocking that they're major terrorist leaders]]

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* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: Chiemi and Kenzan are a normal loving couple who care of their children. They even look normal and nondescript. [[spoiler: It's all the more shocking that they're major terrorist leaders]]leaders]].



* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: [[spoiler: The irony of Ringo's obsession is that both parents have moved on. Her father has a new family and her mother is comfortable talking about her dead daughter to a stranger.]]

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* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: [[spoiler: The irony of Ringo's obsession is that [[spoiler: both parents have moved on. Her father has a new family and her mother is comfortable talking about her dead daughter to a stranger.]]



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler: Satoshi inadvertently becomes one, since the whole AttemptedRape incident is triggered after the ParentWithNewParamour one happens in the Ikebukuro Aquarium.]]

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler: Satoshi inadvertently becomes one, since the whole [[spoiler: AttemptedRape incident incident]] is triggered after the ParentWithNewParamour one happens in the Ikebukuro Aquarium.]]



* ChekhovsGunman: They're the "red and blue" girls shown in the ending credits, even before episode 9 reveals that [[spoiler:they were friends of Himari in elementary school.]]
** [[spoiler: And in the GrandFinale, the name of their album ([[BorrowedCatchPhrase "Let's share the fruit of fate"]] is what allows Ringo to decode and recite the fate-transfer spell.]]
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: [[spoiler: Both have RapunzelHair now... but three years ago, Hibari had OdangoHair and Hikari sported a boyish haircut.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of the Shadow Girls of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' in their role as GreekChorus.
* ForgottenChildhoodFriend: Both are this to [[spoiler:Himari]]. If episode 15 is anything to go by, they do seem to remember her very fondly, as they wear the scarves she made for them (sent by [[spoiler: Sanetoshi]]); Hibari says that "a precious friend" sent them, and Hikari adds that they were "so happy" to find out.

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* ChekhovsGunman: ChekhovsGunman:
**
They're the "red and blue" girls shown in the ending credits, even before episode 9 reveals that [[spoiler:they were friends of Himari in elementary school.]]
** [[spoiler: And in the GrandFinale, the name of their album ([[BorrowedCatchPhrase "Let's share the fruit of fate"]] fate"]]) is what allows Ringo to [[spoiler: decode and recite the fate-transfer spell.]]
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: [[spoiler: Both have RapunzelHair now... but three years ago, Hibari had OdangoHair and Hikari sported a boyish haircut.]]
*
haircut.
%%*
{{Expy}}: Of the Shadow Girls of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' in their role as GreekChorus.
* ForgottenChildhoodFriend: Both are this to [[spoiler:Himari]]. ForgottenChildhoodFriend:
**
If episode 15 is anything to go by, they do seem to remember her [[spoiler:Himari very fondly, as they wear the scarves she made for them (sent by [[spoiler: Sanetoshi]]); Sanetoshi)]]; Hibari says that "a precious friend" sent them, and Hikari adds that they were "so happy" to find out.



* GreekChorus: Their OnceAnEpisode [=PSAs=] serve this function.



* {{Nice Girl}}s: Both of them.

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* {{Nice Girl}}s: Both of them.them seem to be very kind despite heir fame.



* ThoseTwoGirls

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* ThoseTwoGirlsThoseTwoGirls: Always seen together. Their OnceAnEpisode [=PSAs=] serve a GreekChorus function.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Hikari

!!Mario [[spoiler: Natsume]]

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Hikari

Hikari has long blue hair, while Hibari has long pink hair.

!!Mario [[spoiler: Natsume]]
Natsume



A quiet young boy seen very few times. [[spoiler: He is Masako's younger brother, and apparently died in undisclosed circumstances. He has his own Penguin Hat, and his older sister's other motivation aside of winning Kanba's affections is to save his life.]]

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A quiet young boy seen very few times. [[spoiler: He is Masako's younger brother, and apparently died in undisclosed circumstances. He has his own Penguin Hat, and his older sister's other motivation aside of winning Kanba's affections is to save his life.]]
brother.



* [[AbusiveParents Abusive]] [[RaisedByGrandparents Grandfather]]: [[spoiler: Was raised by Sanbei alongside Masako.]]
* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* CreepyChild: [[spoiler: Though he wasn't always like that, judging by episode 20.]]
** [[spoiler: And after the GrandFinale, he actually gets better and is seen acting normally towards his OneeSama Masako.]]

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* [[AbusiveParents Abusive]] [[RaisedByGrandparents Grandfather]]: AdorablyPrecociousChild: He occasionally delivers uncanny insight for a young boy.
%%* CreepyChild:
[[spoiler: Was raised Though he wasn't always like that, judging by Sanbei alongside Masako.episode 20.]]
* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* CreepyChild: [[spoiler: Though he wasn't always like that, judging by episode 20.]]
**
%%** [[spoiler: And after the GrandFinale, he actually gets better and is seen acting normally towards his OneeSama Masako.]]



* IllBoy
* NiceHat: [[spoiler: His own Penguin Hat!]]
* {{Protectorate}}: To [[spoiler:His sister, Masako.]]

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* IllBoy
IllBoy: Appears to have poor health, which Masako worries about.
* NiceHat: He's seen wearing a hat, which turns out to be [[spoiler: His his own Penguin Hat!]]
* {{Protectorate}}: To [[spoiler:His his sister, Masako; ensuring his wellbeing is one of her primary motivations.
* RaisedByGrandparents: Was raised by Sanbei alongside
Masako.]]



Masako's grandfather and leader of the Natsume family. [[spoiler: Until his death, several years ago.]]

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Masako's grandfather and leader of the Natsume family. [[spoiler: Until his death, several years ago.]]\n



* BadassGrandpa
* BoisterousBruiser

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* AbusiveParents: He's their grandfather, but was the parental figure for much of Masako and Mario's life. This doesn't mean he was particularly kind to them; he was very harsh and had high standards.
%%*
BadassGrandpa
* %%* BoisterousBruiser



* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Sanbei treated his grandchildren really harshly. First he kicked their father and the eldest son Kanba out of the clan merely because Dad wasn't as strong as he wanted. Then he burned all of the remaining kids's toys and memorabilia -- including a letter that Masako got from her dad, despite little Masako's pleas. And later, his spirit possessed Mario to force Masako into a SadisticChoice.]]

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* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: KickTheDog: Sanbei treated his grandchildren really harshly. First he kicked their father and [[spoiler:and the eldest son Kanba out of the clan clan]] merely because Dad wasn't as strong as he wanted. Then he burned all of the remaining kids's toys and memorabilia -- including a letter that Masako got from her dad, despite little Masako's pleas. And later, his [[spoiler:his spirit possessed Mario to force Masako into a SadisticChoice.]]



* {{Jerkass}}
* LargeHam: And holy crap, how. [[spoiler: Even in '''death'''.]]
* RatedMForManly

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* %%* {{Jerkass}}
* %%* LargeHam: And holy crap, how. [[spoiler: Even in '''death'''.]]
* %%* RatedMForManly



* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: The ''fugu'' fish he wanted to eat is actually an insanely poisonous treat; so much that it should be only purchased ''by people with special licenses'' ([[FridgeLogic which apparently Sanbei lacked of]]. He prepared it ''himself'' despite knowing all of this. Enjoy being poisoned to death, old man.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: The ''fugu'' fish he wanted to eat is actually an insanely poisonous treat; so much that it should be only purchased ''by people with special licenses'' ([[FridgeLogic which apparently Sanbei lacked of]]. [[spoiler: He prepared it ''himself'' despite knowing all of this. Enjoy being poisoned to death, old man.]]



* BeautifulAllAlong: [[spoiler:[[TheGlassesComeOff Remove her]] StoicSpectacles and [[LettingHerHairDown undo her chignon bun]].
* CryCute: When [[spoiler: Masako wakes up from her coma]], and then when [[spoiler: she's BackFromTheDead.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of Anthy from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', both visually and [[spoiler:in terms of HiddenDepths and BeautifulAllAlong]].
* {{Meido}}
* NinjaMaid [[spoiler: Parodied in the end, as she gets caught by the Princess and given an hilarious HumiliationConga.]]

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* BeautifulAllAlong: [[spoiler:[[TheGlassesComeOff [[TheGlassesComeOff Remove her]] StoicSpectacles and [[LettingHerHairDown undo her chignon bun]].
* CryCute: When Cries adorably when [[spoiler: Masako wakes up from her coma]], and then when [[spoiler: she's BackFromTheDead.]]
* %%* {{Expy}}: Of Anthy from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', both visually and [[spoiler:in terms of HiddenDepths and BeautifulAllAlong]].
* %%* {{Meido}}
* NinjaMaid [[spoiler: NinjaMaid: Parodied in the end, as she gets caught by the Princess and given an hilarious HumiliationConga.]]



Two strange children who hang around Sanetoshi. [[spoiler: They may actually be two bunnies able to take human form.]]

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Two strange children who hang around Sanetoshi. [[spoiler: They may actually be two bunnies able to take human form.]]\n



* [[CheerfulChild Cheerful Children]]: When they're not being [[CreepyChild creepy]].
* CreepyTwins

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* %%* [[CheerfulChild Cheerful Children]]: When they're not being [[CreepyChild creepy]].
* CreepyTwinsCreepyTwins: They're a pair of unsettling children who hang around the similarly shady Sanetoshi.



* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SingleMindedTwins

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* %%* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SingleMindedTwinsSingleMindedTwins: They're always on the same page.



* [[YesMan Yes Boys]]: To Sanetoshi.

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* [[YesMan Yes Boys]]: YesMan: To Sanetoshi.
Sanetoshi, whom they just agree with most of the time.



* {{Bokukko}}

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* %%* {{Bokukko}}



** [[spoiler: TheBusCameBack: Episode 22!]]

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** %%** [[spoiler: TheBusCameBack: Episode 22!]]



* SkintoneSclerae

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* %%* SkintoneSclerae



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: [[spoiler:He loves Shoma]] and by the time he learns the magic words that lead to love from Hikari and Hibari [[spoiler: Ringo had already said them to Shouma]].
* ContrivedCoincidence: Happens to win raffles tickets to the same resort that Yuri and Ringo are staying at as well as having their room right next to theirs and [[spoiler:listens in on Yuri about to rape Ringo]] while saying it all out loud. [[spoiler: He had actually worked hard on his part time job to buy those tickets to a good vacation spot visited by celebs, and he had repeated what Yuri was saying in hopes of getting Shouma to sleep with him]].

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: [[spoiler:He loves Shoma]] and by By the time he learns the magic words that lead to love from Hikari and Hibari [[spoiler: [[spoiler:which he intended to say to Shouma, Ringo had already said them to Shouma]].
him]].
* ContrivedCoincidence: Happens to win raffles tickets to the same resort that Yuri and Ringo are staying at as well as having their room right next to theirs and [[spoiler:listens in on Yuri about to rape Ringo]] while saying it all out loud. Subverted -- [[spoiler: He he had actually worked hard on his part time job to buy those tickets to a good vacation spot visited by celebs, and he had repeated what Yuri was saying in hopes of getting Shouma to sleep with him]].



Kanba's ex-girlfriend, who still can't forget him. [[spoiler: Masako, however, finds a way around that...]]

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Kanba's ex-girlfriend, who still can't forget him. [[spoiler: Masako, however, finds a way around that...]]\n



* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: She's the first person who gets her memories deleted by Masako, foreshadowing her (Masako's) role in the story. Also, the incident foreshadows the role of the "Destiny Diary": Ringo had written on it about a woman with red shoes...]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: She's the first person who gets her memories deleted by Masako, foreshadowing her (Masako's) role in the story. Also, the incident foreshadows the role of the "Destiny Diary": Ringo [[spoiler:Ringo had written on it about a woman with red shoes...]]



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Masako, who deletes all of Asami's memories of Kanba with her bullets. When he visits her in the hospital, she's very confused and doesn't even know his name.]]

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Masako, who deletes all of Asami's memories of Kanba with her bullets. When he visits her in the hospital, she's very confused and doesn't even know his name.]]



* TheOjou

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* %%* TheOjou


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The younger male of the Takakura household, Shouma is the resident domestic dude.[[spoiler: And the only full-blooded Takakura child, since Kanba and Himari were adopted. (And he, in fact, brought Himari into the family).]] Having been tasked with obtaining Ringo Oginome's diary, he seems to be developing an odd relationship with her.

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The younger male of the Takakura household, Shouma is the resident domestic dude.[[spoiler: And the only full-blooded Takakura child, since Kanba and Himari were adopted. (And he, in fact, brought Himari into the family).]] Having been tasked with obtaining Ringo Oginome's diary, he seems to be developing an odd relationship with her.



* ButtMonkey: Not to the extent of his penguin, but when [[spoiler: a frog gives birth on your back]] you know you are one of these.
** He also gets [[spoiler:drugged]] in two separate episodes, and chronologically only a few hours between incidents.

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* ButtMonkey: ButtMonkey:
**
Not to the extent of his penguin, but when [[spoiler: a frog gives birth on your back]] you know you are one of these.
** He also gets [[spoiler:drugged]] drugged in two separate episodes, and chronologically only a few hours between incidents.



* DullEyesOfUnhappiness + HeroicBSOD: When [[spoiler:Himari dies]] in episode 12, he lapses into this and recites a metaphorical story involving three lambs, the shepherd, and two bunnies. [[spoiler: He gets better when Sanetoshi brings Himari back in episode 13.]]

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* DullEyesOfUnhappiness + HeroicBSOD: When DullEyesOfUnhappiness: His eyes are completely dull in episode 12 when it seems that [[spoiler:Himari dies]] in episode 12, he lapses into this and recites a metaphorical story involving three lambs, the shepherd, and two bunnies. [[spoiler: He gets better when Sanetoshi brings Himari back in episode 13.]]died]].



* {{Foil}}: Serves as one to Ringo. The two of them are trying to help their families through bizarre means, but he keeps a more level head and often tries to discourage her from unsavory means.
** Also one to Kanba. While Kanba is willing to go to borderline illegal methods to get Ringo's diary, Shouma tries to approach Ringo first and make her give it up willingly. [[spoiler: Not to mention, Kanba is more accepting of their parents's stance, while Shouma strongly resents them for what has happened. [[WhamEpisode And then there's episode 21...]].]]
* GreenEyes

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* {{Foil}}: Serves as one to {{Foil}}:
** To
Ringo. The two of them are trying to help their families through bizarre means, but he keeps a more level head and often tries to discourage her from unsavory means.actions.
** Also one to To Kanba. While Kanba is willing to go to borderline illegal methods to get Ringo's diary, Shouma tries to approach Ringo first and make her give it up willingly. [[spoiler: Not to mention, Kanba is more accepting of their parents's stance, while Shouma strongly resents them for what has happened. [[WhamEpisode And then there's episode 21...]].]]
* GreenEyesGenericCuteness: He's supposed to be merely plain-looking, but his wide-eyes and standard shoujo-like features don't make this apparent.
%%* GreenEyes
* HeroicBSOD: When [[spoiler:Himari dies]] in episode 12, he lapses into this and recites a metaphorical story involving three lambs, the shepherd, and two bunnies. [[spoiler: He gets better when Sanetoshi brings Himari back in episode 13.]]



* InformedFlaw[=/=]HollywoodHomely: ... He's supposed to be merely plain-looking?!



* NiceGuy

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* NiceGuy%%* NiceGuy:



* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Kanba, Blue to Ringo.

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* RedOniBlueOni: Red to his stoic brother Kanba, Blue to the more excitable Ringo.



* SiblingYinYang

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* %%* SiblingYinYang



* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: Ringo pretty much all but states he's one for her "Project M".]]

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* %%* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: Ringo pretty much all but states he's one for [[spoiler: her "Project M".]]



* SupremeChef

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* SupremeChefSupremeChef: Everyone comments on his cooking.



* TeamMom: To Kanba's TeamDad
* TheUnfavourite: Hinted at. [[spoiler: While we see Himari and Kanba bonding with the Takakuras, there's never any such scene for Shouma. He was actively neglected as a child when his parents were more involved with their cult.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: To [[spoiler: Ringo]] in episode 8, and to [[spoiler: Kanba]] in episode 21. The first one sort-of works, [[spoiler: the second horribly fails.]]

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* %%* TeamMom: To Kanba's TeamDad
TeamDad.
* TheUnfavourite: Hinted at. [[spoiler: While we see Himari and Kanba bonding with the Takakuras, there's never any such scene for Shouma. [[spoiler: He was actively neglected as a child when his parents were more involved with their cult.cult. Ironic, considering that he's their only biological child.]]
* %%* WhatTheHellHero: To [[spoiler: Ringo]] in episode 8, and to [[spoiler: Kanba]] in episode 21. The first one sort-of works, [[spoiler: the second horribly fails.]]



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Kanba Takakura[=/=][[spoiler:Kanba Natsume]]

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has dark blue hair.

!!Kanba Takakura[=/=][[spoiler:Kanba Natsume]]Takakura



The eldest of the Takakura siblings. [[spoiler:However, he is actually Masako and Mario's biological brother and was adopted by the Takakuras when his father died.]] Kanba is known to be quite a playboy, having had several girlfriends in the past. He seems to harbor a deep affection for Himari, bordering on BrotherSisterIncest.

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The eldest of the Takakura siblings. [[spoiler:However, he is actually Masako and Mario's biological brother and was adopted by the Takakuras when his father died.]] Kanba is known to be quite a playboy, having had several girlfriends in the past. He seems to harbor a deep affection for Himari, bordering on BrotherSisterIncest.



* {{Bishonen}}
** BishieSparkle
* BigBrotherInstinct: Has a huge one for Himari, bordering on...
** BrotherSisterIncest: Sorta sealed with the infamous kiss in the first episode. [[spoiler: Made even more canon when [[http://imageftw.com/uploads/20110929/1317318196481.jpg he and and a practically naked possessed!Himari]] share a last reunion in the Princess's world... before ''both'' the Princess and Himari temporarily die.]]
*** Episode 19 reveals that this is [[spoiler:subverted, since they are NotBloodSiblings.]] Not only that, but episode 21 provides [[spoiler:a hilarious ''inversion'' of NotBloodSiblings: Masako, who's been aggressively pursuing him romantically the whole series, ''is'' his biological sister, and ''both of them knew it the whole time'']].
** KnightTemplarBigBrother: As of episode 21. [[spoiler: He has fully joined the Takakura parents's faction, [[LoveMakesYouEvil all to save]] [[DeclarationOfProtection his adoptive sister Himari's life]].]]

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* %%* {{Bishonen}}
* BishieSparkle: He gets these in his more charming moments.
* BigBrotherInstinct:
** BishieSparkle
* BigBrotherInstinct: Has a huge one for
Is extremely protective of Himari, bordering on...
** BrotherSisterIncest: Sorta sealed with the infamous kiss in the first episode. [[spoiler: Made even more canon when [[http://imageftw.com/uploads/20110929/1317318196481.jpg he and and a practically naked possessed!Himari]] share a last reunion in the Princess's world... before ''both'' the Princess and Himari temporarily die.]]
*** Episode 19 reveals that this is [[spoiler:subverted, since they are NotBloodSiblings.]] Not only that, but episode 21 provides [[spoiler:a hilarious ''inversion'' of NotBloodSiblings: Masako, who's been aggressively pursuing him romantically the whole series, ''is'' his biological sister, and ''both of them knew it the whole time'']].
** KnightTemplarBigBrother: As of episode 21. [[spoiler: He has fully joined the Takakura parents's faction, [[LoveMakesYouEvil all to save]] [[DeclarationOfProtection his adoptive sister Himari's life]].]]
on BrotherSisterIncest.



* BrotherSisterIncest:
** Heavily implied to have incestuous feelings towards Himari. Sorta sealed with the infamous kiss in the first episode. [[spoiler: Made even more canon when [[http://imageftw.com/uploads/20110929/1317318196481.jpg he and and a practically naked possessed!Himari]] share a last reunion in the Princess's world... before ''both'' the Princess and Himari temporarily die.]] Episode 19 reveals that [[spoiler:subverted, since they are NotBloodSiblings.]]
** Episode 21 provides a hilarious ''inversion'' of the above: [[spoiler:Masako, who's been aggressively pursuing him romantically the whole series, ''is'' his biological sister, and ''both of them knew it the whole time'']].



* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: [[spoiler:He is actually Masako and Mario's biological brother and was adopted by the Takakuras when his father died.]]



* LadykillerInLove: For Himari.

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* KnightTemplarBigBrother: As of episode 21, he has fully joined [[spoiler: the Takakura parents's faction]] [[LoveMakesYouEvil all to save]] [[DeclarationOfProtection Himari's life]].
* LadykillerInLove: For He's a playboy, but he is deeply affectionate towards Himari.



* LoveMakesYouEvil - TookALevelInJerkass .
* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler: Via an HeroicSacrifice, [[DeathEqualsRedemption in the end]].]]
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: He tells Himari that ''really'' hates it when girls cling to him or offer him cutesy gifts to gain his favor. [[spoiler: Naturally, Masako isn't fazed by it, and she fills the maze of episode 10 with these things ''specially'' to get under Kanba's skin.]]
** It's pretty strongly implied that [[spoiler:Masako]] is the reason why Kanba finds these gestures of affection so disturbing in the first place.
* OhCrap: He's openly shocked and almost terrified in episode 11, when [[spoiler: he meets Mario adter several years... and leans about him being Masako's ''other'' motivation.]]
* OutGambitted: By [[spoiler:Masako]] in episode 10. [[spoiler:While Kanba ''did'' rescue Shouma, she still got what she wanted the most from him... a kiss.]]

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* LoveMakesYouEvil - TookALevelInJerkass .
*
LoveMakesYouEvil: His love for Himari makes him do extremely questionable things, and he embraces this trope when [[spoiler:he becomes leader of the terrorist Kiga group]] for her sake.
%%*
LoveRedeems: [[spoiler: Via an HeroicSacrifice, [[DeathEqualsRedemption in the end]].]]
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: He tells Himari that ''really'' hates it when girls cling to him or offer him cutesy gifts to gain his favor. [[spoiler: Naturally, Masako isn't fazed by it, and she fills the maze of episode 10 with these things ''specially'' to get under Kanba's skin.]]
**
skin. It's pretty strongly implied that [[spoiler:Masako]] [[spoiler:Masako is the reason why Kanba finds these gestures of affection so disturbing in the first place.
place]].
* OhCrap: He's openly shocked and almost terrified in episode 11, when [[spoiler: he meets Mario adter after several years... and leans about him being Masako's ''other'' motivation.]]
* OutGambitted: OutGambitted:
**
By [[spoiler:Masako]] Masako in episode 10. [[spoiler:While Kanba ''did'' rescue Shouma, she still got what she wanted the most from him... a kiss.]]



* TeamDad: To Shouma's TeamMom

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* %%* TeamDad: To Shouma's TeamMom



* TheUnfettered: Kanba would do anything to save Himari. [[spoiler: Even destroy the world if he has to]]

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* TheUnfettered: Kanba would do anything to save Himari. [[spoiler: Even destroy the world if he has to]]to]].



* WouldHitAGirl: But ''only'' when she opposes him and presses her foot to his crotch. Then, he will kick her legs and trip her. You should've thought twice, [[spoiler:Masako.]]

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* WouldHitAGirl: But ''only'' when she opposes him and presses her foot to his crotch. Then, he will kick her legs and trip her. You should've thought twice, [[spoiler:Masako.]]
Masako.



The youngest sibling of the Takakura household. [[spoiler:She is actually an abandoned child; after getting her out of the "Child Broiler", Shoma offered her a place in the Takakura family and she has been the brothers' beloved baby sister ever since]]. Himari has very poor health and actually dies at the start of the series; her death sparks the plot once the penguin hat that she has revives her, demanding that the Takakura siblings obtain the "Penguindrum".

to:

The youngest sibling of the Takakura household. [[spoiler:She is actually an abandoned child; after getting her out of the "Child Broiler", Shoma offered her a place in the Takakura family and she has been the brothers' beloved baby sister ever since]]. Himari has very poor health and actually dies at the start of the series; her death sparks the plot once the penguin hat that she has revives her, demanding that the Takakura siblings obtain the "Penguindrum".



* BackFromTheDead --> DisneyDeath
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe - IOweYouMyLife: To [[spoiler: Shouma]]

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* BackFromTheDead --> DisneyDeath
BackFromTheDead:
** She has a FirstEpisodeResurrection in the pilot.
** [[spoiler:She seemingly dies in episode 12, but is brought back in episode 13.]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe - IOweYouMyLife: To [[spoiler: Shouma]]BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: She loves Shouma a lot because he showed her kindness [[spoiler:when she was an abandoned child.]]



* ADayInTheLimelight: Episode 9. [[spoiler: And episodes 20 and 21]]

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* ADayInTheLimelight: Episode 9. [[spoiler: And episodes 20 9, 20, and 21]]21 focus on her more than the brothers.



* FirstEpisodeResurrection
* ForeheadOfDoom
* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler:She was adopted into the Takakura family after Shouma found her abandoned.]]

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* FirstEpisodeResurrection
FirstEpisodeResurrection: She dies in episode one before the penguin hat revives her.
* ForeheadOfDoom
ForeheadOfDoom: She has a notably large forehead.
* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler:She was adopted into the Takakura family after Shouma found her abandoned.abandoned in the "Child Broiler".]]
* IOweYouMyLife: The reason she's so fond of Shouma is that he saved her life [[spoiler:when she was abandoned in the "Child Broiler" by offering her a place in their family.
]]



* LongHairIsFeminine
** OdangoHair: She sometimes styles her hair this way.

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* LongHairIsFeminine
** OdangoHair: She sometimes styles her hair this way.
LongHairIsFeminine: She's a gentle girly girl with long brown hair.



* OdangoHair: She sometimes styles her hair this way.



* PluckyGirl - SilkHidingSteel: Himari fully graduates to this in episode 21, [[spoiler: via joining Kanba... but with the intention of saving him.]]
* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler: She gets one at the end of the final episode as evidence that her brothers existed and sacrificed everything to give her a chance at a normal and happy life.]]
* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler: All but stated. She ''is'' a very kind girl, but she keeps her thoughts and pains to herself.]]

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* PluckyGirl - SilkHidingSteel: PluckyGirl: Himari fully graduates to this in episode 21, [[spoiler: via joining Kanba... but with the intention of saving him.]]
* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler: She gets one at the end of the final episode as evidence that [[spoiler: her brothers existed and sacrificed everything to give her a chance at a normal and happy life.]]
* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler: StepfordSmiler:
**
All but stated. She ''is'' a very kind girl, but she keeps her thoughts and pains to herself.]]



* TeamMom: Shares this duty with Shouma
* TragicDream: Episode 9 states that [[spoiler: Himari and her friends Hibari and Hikari wanted to be {{Idol Singer}}s, but Himari couldn't join them in the upcoming audition because of Chiemi's accident. After other incidents, Hikari and Hibari pressed on and became a succesful duo... the "red and blue" girls we know.]]

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* %%* TeamMom: Shares this duty with Shouma
* TragicDream: Episode 9 states that [[spoiler: Himari and her friends Hibari and Hikari wanted to be {{Idol Singer}}s, but Himari couldn't join them in the upcoming audition because of Chiemi's accident. After other incidents, Hikari and Hibari pressed on and became a succesful successful duo... the "red and blue" girls we know.]]



* [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Wise Beyond Her Years]]
* WistfulAmnesia: [[spoiler: After the fate transfer.]]

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* %%* [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Wise Beyond Her Years]]
* %%* WistfulAmnesia: [[spoiler: After the fate transfer.]]


* RetGone: [[spoiler: In the final episode, as a result of [[spoiler:having the entirety of his life-force returned to him, then transferred to Himari by the diary]].
* SiblingYinYang

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* RetGone: [[spoiler: In the final episode, as a result of [[spoiler:having having the entirety of his life-force returned to him, then transferred to Himari by the diary]].
* SiblingYinYangSiblingYinYang: [[spoiler: Subverted since he and Shouma aren't related. He's actually very similar to his [[ActionGirl real]] [[BigBrotherInstinct sibling.]]]]



* TeamMom

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* TeamMomTeamMom: Shares this duty with Shouma


Added DiffLines:

* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler: Leaves for good after foiling the bombing plot]]


Added DiffLines:

* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: Her possessing Mario and making Masako search for the Penguindrum ended up pitting the Natsumes against the Takakuras. The resultant squabbling over the diary delays Momoka's plans long enough for Sanetoshi to put his in place.]]


Added DiffLines:

* RoseHairedSweetie: The pink hair emphasizes to her loving and kinda nature. [[spoiler: It might also be an indicator of mystical power since Sanetoshi has pink highlights.]]


* JapanesePronouns: ''Boku'', as befitting his "non threatening dude" traits.



* JapanesePronouns: ''Ore'', to remark on his FieryRedhead and "tough guy" traits.



* JapanesePronouns: Like Shouma and Sanetoshi, he uses ''boku''.



* JapanesePronouns: She actually uses ''watakushi'' to refer to herself, while a girl her age would be more likely use ''watashi'' or ''atashi''. It fits, considering that Masako has ''very'' distant and polite speech patterns and ''watakushi'' is considered to be ''extremely'' formal. [[spoiler: And offers quite the contrast with her beloved Kanba, who uses ''ore'' and speaks much more directly.]]
** {{Keigo}}: Along with the personal pronoun detailed above, she uses ''very'' formal speech, to the point of referring to [[spoiler: her own little brother]] as "Mario[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics -san]]".

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* JapanesePronouns: She actually uses ''watakushi'' to refer to herself, while a girl her age would be more likely use ''watashi'' or ''atashi''. It fits, considering that Masako has ''very'' distant and polite speech patterns and ''watakushi'' is considered to be ''extremely'' formal. [[spoiler: And offers quite the contrast with her beloved Kanba, who uses ''ore'' and speaks much more directly.]]
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{{Keigo}}: Along with the personal pronoun detailed above, she She uses ''very'' formal speech, to the point of referring to [[spoiler: her own little brother]] as "Mario[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics -san]]".



* JapanesePronouns: "Warawa", which is actually a very archaic one used by [[TheOjou women of high social status]].



* JapanesePronouns: Refers to himself as ''boku'', [[spoiler: out of false humility.]]


* BadassPacifist: Unlike Kanba, Shouma is mostly peaceful and his attempts at action fail hilariously. [[spoiler: However, his acts of kindness saved Himari from the child boiler and helped stop Kanba, find the Penguindrum and save Himari]]

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* BadassPacifist: Unlike Kanba, Shouma is mostly peaceful and his attempts at action fail hilariously. [[spoiler: However, his acts of kindness saved Himari from the child boiler and helped stop Kanba, find the Penguindrum and save Himari]]


* BadassPacifist: Unlike Kanba, Shouma is mostly peaceful and his attempts at action fail hilariously. [[spoiler: However, his acts of kindness saved Himari from the child boiler and helped stop Kanba, find the Penguindrum and save Himari]]



* TeamDad

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* TeamDadTeamDad: To Shouma's TeamMom



* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Shouma, Kanba and Ringo desperately try to keep the search for the Penguindrum and her imminent death hidden from her. [[spoiler: It doesn't work and she eventually remembers]]



* {{Foil}}: To Ringo as an accomplished, self-possessed rival for Tabuki's love. [[spoiler: Their roles are reversed when Ringo gets mountains of character growth while Tabuki is revealed to be an emotional mess.]]



%%* {{Ojou}}

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%%* {{Ojou}}* {{Ojou}}: As a wealthy, famous actor, she's beautiful, graceful and confident with just a hint of steel. [[spoiler: It's entirely an act]]

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