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'''Utena Tenjou''' | [[Characters/RevolutionaryGirlUtenaAnthyHimemiya Anthy Himemiya]] | [[Characters/RevolutionaryGirlUtenaAkioOhtori Akio Ohtori]] | [[Characters/RevolutionaryGirlUtenaTheStudentCouncilMembers The Student Council Members]] | [[Characters/RevolutionaryGirlUtenaTheBlackRoseDuelists The Black Rose Duelists]] | [[Characters/RevolutionaryGirlUtenaOtherCharacters Other Characters]]]]-]]]



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* AccidentalMarriage: More like accidental engagement, though.

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* %%* AccidentalMarriage: More like accidental engagement, though.though.
* AccidentalTruth: In episode 30, she tells Akio that he is like a playboy. This turns out to be ''far closer'' to Akio's [[TheCasanova real personality]] than she herself would ever have guessed.



** She has natural black hair in the stage musicals.

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** She has natural naturally black hair in the stage musicals.



* ArmorPiercingSlap: Receives one from Nanami in Episode 10 for [[spoiler: indirectly getting Touga injured by Saionji]] and also in Chapter 10 of the manga by Juri herself for the same reason. Utena herself dishes one out on [[spoiler: Wakaba]] for speaking out against Anthy and blaming her for [[spoiler: Utena's depression in Episode 12]]. What she probably didn't expect was that her target planned to hit back a lot harder.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:Possibly, in the end of the series and manga.]]

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* ArmorPiercingSlap: Receives one from Nanami in Episode 10 for [[spoiler: indirectly [[spoiler:indirectly getting Touga injured by Saionji]] and also in Chapter 10 of the manga by Juri herself for the same reason. Utena herself dishes one out on [[spoiler: Wakaba]] [[spoiler:Wakaba]] for speaking out against Anthy and blaming her for [[spoiler: Utena's [[spoiler:Utena's depression in Episode 12]]. What she probably didn't expect was that her target planned to hit back a lot harder.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:Possibly, in at the end of the series and manga.]]



* TheBigDamnKiss: With [[spoiler: Anthy in the movie.]]

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* TheBigDamnKiss: With [[spoiler: Anthy [[spoiler:Anthy in the movie.]]



* BlitheSpirit[=/=]RookieRedRanger: She has no idea about the plot that the student council is involved in but gets involved in their lives (and tangled interpersonal issues).

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* BlitheSpirit[=/=]RookieRedRanger: BlitheSpirit: She has no idea about the plot that the student council is involved in but gets involved in their lives (and tangled interpersonal issues).



* BreakTheCutie: Utena only wanted to become the prince she admired. [[spoiler: It didn't happen.]]

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* BreakTheCutie: Utena only wanted to become the prince she admired. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It didn't happen.]]



* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: {{Inverted|Trope}}, as she suffers from Chronic ''Getting-Backstabbed'' Disorder. Touga betrays her by manipulating her into losing her first duel with him. [[spoiler:Akio betrays her by revealing how much of a ManipulativeBastard he is and his abuse of Anthy, which shatters any and all admiration that Utena had for Dios. Anthy betrays her by following Akio's order to stab her InTheBack.]]



* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Part of the premise - finding the prince who cheered her up after she lost her parents is her driving motive that led her to where she is at the beginning of the story.

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* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Part of the premise - finding the prince who cheered her up after she lost her parents is her the driving motive that led her to where she is at the beginning of the story.



* DarkIsNotEvil: She may be TheHero and have a white rose, but she dresses prominently in black and red.



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler: In her final duel against the Prince of Dios himself, she immediately has him on the ropes after a ShutUpHannibal moment in retaliation to his BreakingSpeech.]]
* DreamingTheTruth: In episode 34, she has a dream that shows what ''really'' happened on the day of her parents' funeral when she met her prince, though at first she isn't sure if it was true or not.
* TheDulcineaEffect: Utena rushes in to save a "damsel in distress" at the start of the series, while the rest of the series is essentially Utena trying to "save" Anthy, but seemingly with the selfish intention of boosting her own ego so she can resemble her idol, the prince who saved her all those years ago. [[spoiler: [[TragicHero This childish behavior nearly drives Anthy away completely but once Utena realizes how self-centered she has been, she strives to genuinely help Anthy. Alas, while Utena is successful in giving Anthy the push to break free from her role as the Rose Bride, this costs Utena her very existence]]]].
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Well, sort of, but definitely awesome]].

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In her final duel against the Prince of Dios himself, she immediately has him on the ropes after a ShutUpHannibal moment in retaliation to his BreakingSpeech.]]
* DreamingTheTruth: In episode 34, she has a dream that shows what ''really'' happened on the day of her parents' funeral when she met her prince, though at first first, she isn't sure if it was true or not.
* TheDulcineaEffect: Utena rushes in to save a "damsel in distress" at the start of the series, while the rest of the series is essentially Utena trying to "save" Anthy, but seemingly with the selfish intention of boosting her own ego so she can resemble her idol, the prince who saved her all those years ago. [[spoiler: [[TragicHero [[spoiler:[[TragicHero This childish behavior nearly drives Anthy away completely but once Utena realizes how self-centered she has been, she strives to genuinely help Anthy. Alas, while Utena is successful in giving Anthy the push to break free from her role as the Rose Bride, this costs Utena her very existence]]]].
* %%* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Well, sort of, but definitely awesome]].



* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler: Is stabbed by Anthy in the penultimate episode.]]
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: And HOW. She used to provide the picture for that page.

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* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler: Is stabbed by Anthy [[spoiler:Anthy stabs her InTheBack in the penultimate episode.]]
* %%* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: And HOW. She used to provide the picture for that page.



-->'''Utena:'''[[spoiler: At the end, I couldn't become a prince. I'm sorry Himemiya, for pretending I was a prince. I'm sorry.]]

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-->'''Utena:'''[[spoiler: At -->"[[spoiler:At the end, I couldn't become a prince. I'm sorry Himemiya, for pretending I was a prince. I'm sorry.]]]]"



* InTheBack: [[spoiler:In the penultimate episode, Anthy stabs Utena with her own sword—the same one that Utena wielded throughout the series. Utena struggles to remain on her feet and help free Anthy from her abusive brother, Akio, ''despite her betrayal''.]]



* KnightInSourArmour: [[spoiler:By the last arc, Utena loses faith in her own goodness because she realizes that she only became a prince in order to find something to live for after her parents died. She loves Anthy, but is not sure whether she wants to continue fighting for a less than pure girl who sleeps with her brother. In the end, though, Utena realizes that no matter what Anthy does, she'll always get the short end of the stick as long as she stays in Ohtori: she can manipulate as many students as she wants, but at the end of the day, she'll still be the Rose Bride openly stepped on by every Duelist she comes across, and the only one in the world who is perpetually impaled by a swarm of animated swords. Now that she has realized this '''and''' that [[ItsAllAboutMe she hs admitted how self-righteous she used to be about Anthy's difficulties]], Utena decides to fight again anyway, so she can give Anthy the chance to truly free herself and stop suffering.]]

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* KnightInSourArmour: [[spoiler:By the last arc, Utena loses faith in her own goodness good because she realizes that she only became a prince in order to find something to live for after her parents died. She loves Anthy, Anthy but is not sure whether she wants to continue fighting for a less than pure girl who sleeps with her brother. In the end, though, Utena realizes that no matter what Anthy does, she'll always get the short end of the stick as long as she stays in Ohtori: she can manipulate as many students as she wants, but at the end of the day, she'll still be the Rose Bride openly stepped on by every Duelist she comes across, and the only one in the world who is perpetually impaled by a swarm of animated swords. Now that she has realized this '''and''' that [[ItsAllAboutMe she hs admitted how self-righteous she used to be about Anthy's difficulties]], Utena decides to fight again anyway, so she can give Anthy the chance to truly free herself and stop suffering.]]



* PinkMeansFeminine: Utena is associated heavily with pink. Her hair is pink, she occasionally wears pink dresses, she's associated with pink roses etc. Pink is one of the few concessions to femininity in an otherwise tomboyish character. It seems to represent her naive and trusting nature as pink becomes more on display when Touga and Akio are manipulating her.



* ThePromise: Invoked with [[spoiler: Akio, manipulating her in the form of Dios]], to save Anthy in her past.
* ProperLady: She's ''not'' one, but once tries to act like one to cope [[spoiler: after Touga defeats her and she temporarily loses Anthy]]. Wakaba immediately realizes that she's miserable trying to act like something she's not, and manages to snap her out of it and get her back in the arena. Once the deal is resolved, Utena reverts to her natural tomboy self.
* RapunzelHair: Has this through the movie in her "dueling form" and in the ending; it's also wavy as opposed to straight. Otherwise for the majority of it she has short boyish hair.
* RealityEnsues: In the last arc, she's been warned several times by Saionji, Touga, ''and'' Nanami about [[spoiler: Anthy's and Akio's true relationship]] and to distance herself from them, yet (understandably) because of their past trangressions, she disregards them. Even during her duel with [[spoiler: Akio]], she's warned that their fight will be absolutely nothing like the ones she experienced, [[spoiler: and ultimately pays the price in the end when she earns a sword in the back for her troubles, and later becomes a human pincushion.]]
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Wakaba and Anthy.

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* ThePromise: Invoked with [[spoiler: Akio, [[spoiler:Akio, manipulating her in the form of Dios]], to save Anthy in her past.
* ProperLady: She's ''not'' one, but once tries to act like one to cope [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after Touga defeats her and she temporarily loses Anthy]]. Wakaba immediately realizes that she's miserable trying to act like something she's not, not and manages to snap her out of it and get her back in the arena. Once the deal is resolved, Utena reverts to her natural tomboy self.
* RapunzelHair: Has this through the movie in her "dueling form" and in the ending; it's also wavy as opposed to straight. Otherwise Otherwise, for the majority of it it, she has short boyish hair.
* RealityEnsues: In the last arc, she's been warned several times by Saionji, Touga, ''and'' Nanami about [[spoiler: Anthy's [[spoiler:Anthy's and Akio's true relationship]] and to distance herself from them, yet (understandably) because of their past trangressions, transgressions, she disregards them. Even during her duel with [[spoiler: Akio]], [[spoiler:Akio]], she's warned that their fight will be absolutely nothing like the ones she experienced, [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and ultimately pays the price in the end when she earns a sword in the back for her troubles, troubles and later becomes a human pincushion.]]
* RealWomenDontWearDresses: When Touga and Akio manipulate her into becoming more feminine, Utena is weaker than she usually is.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Inverted. She dresses prominently in black and red but she is TheHero.
* RedIsHeroic: Downplayed. While red is one of Utena's main color scheme, it's mainly [[DarkIsNotEvil black]], but she's still a hero.
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RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Wakaba and Anthy.



* SaveThePrincess: What she thinks she's doing where Anthy is concerned. [[spoiler: She's doing it more for '''herself''' than for Anthy, and she doesn't take it well when she has to face it.]]
* SecretlySelfish: [[spoiler: When she finds out that Anthy was a DecoyDamsel, she realizes that she was actually this. She was protecting Anthy less to help her, and more to feel good about herself.]]

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* SaveThePrincess: What she thinks she's doing where Anthy is concerned. [[spoiler: She's [[spoiler:She's doing it more for '''herself''' than for Anthy, and she doesn't take it well when she has to face it.]]
* SecretlySelfish: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:Rather than wanting to [[LadyAndKnight help and protect Anthy]] in the Duels, what Utena truly wanted was to be Anthy's KnightInShiningArmor so she finds could bolster her own ego and making Anthy relay on her, without taking [[BrokenBird Anthy's]] actual desires and thoughts into consideration. She only realizes this truth after finding out that Akio used Anthy's eternal FateWorseThanDeath to bait her and, understandably, she's devastated. This grim revelation gives [[PluckyGirl Utena]] the determination to truly free Anthy was a DecoyDamsel, from both Akio [[ViciousCycle and herself]], rather than just White Knighting for her so she could feel good. It works since Anthy sees her sincerity, realizes that Utena is truly fighting for her rather than for her own ego... so in the end she was actually this. She was protecting Anthy less to help her, decides "IWillNotBeAVictim" and more [[ButNowIMustGo leaves Ohtori with Chuchu]] [[IWillFindYou to feel good about herself.find the missing Utena]], finally liberating herself from Akio and her own demons.]]



** However that scene in particular could have been Utena not understanding [[spoiler: how Wakaba could see herself as not special when she considers Wakaba really special to her as a best friend]]. A more clear showing of this trope is Utena not always understanding the situations at hand due to her obliviousness like Juri and Shiori's full situation and when Nanami tries to tell her straight up that [[spoiler:Anthy and Akio are sleeping with each other, and that was ''after'' Utena found out herself]].

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** However that scene in particular could have been Utena not understanding [[spoiler: how [[spoiler:how Wakaba could see herself as not special when she considers Wakaba really special to her as a best friend]]. A more clear showing of this trope is Utena not always understanding the situations at hand due to her obliviousness like Juri and Shiori's full situation and when Nanami tries to tell her straight up that [[spoiler:Anthy and Akio are sleeping with each other, and that was ''after'' Utena found out herself]].



* SkilledButNaive: Essentially the prince/princess dichotomy Utena embodies. She can outfight high school kendo and fencing captains (prince). But she's extremely trusting and inexperienced (princess). Touga and [[spoiler: Akio]] successfully exploit this contradiction.

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* SkilledButNaive: Essentially the prince/princess dichotomy Utena embodies. She can outfight high school kendo and fencing captains (prince). But she's extremely trusting and inexperienced (princess). Touga and [[spoiler: Akio]] [[spoiler:Akio]] successfully exploit this contradiction.



* TakeMyHand: [[spoiler:To Anthy in the final episode.]]

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* %%* TakeMyHand: [[spoiler:To Anthy in the final episode.]]



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Anthy's Girly Girl.

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* %%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Anthy's Girly Girl.Girl.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: She is an outspoken ActionGirl [[WholesomeCrossdresser in a modified boy's uniform]]. She also has {{long|hair is feminine}} {{pink|Means Feminine}} hair that reaches her lower back.



* TranquilFury: [[spoiler: When slapping Wakaba in Episode 12]]. The same incident happens in Chapter 18, but she's more herself at the time.

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* TranquilFury: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When slapping Wakaba in Episode 12]]. The same incident happens in Chapter 18, but she's more herself at the time.



* UnstoppableRage: Once she has [[spoiler: Akio]] on the ropes in the final duel after giving a ShutUpHannibal, she does ''not'' cease in her assault.

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* UnstoppableRage: Once she has [[spoiler: Akio]] [[spoiler:Akio]] on the ropes in the final duel after giving a ShutUpHannibal, she does ''not'' cease in her assault.


* BadassBisexual: According to WordOfGod she's romantically involved with Anthy, and is an athletic duelist who's won many fights.

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* BadassBisexual: According to WordOfGod she's romantically involved with Anthy, Anthy (though she also shows romantic interest in Touga and Akio), and is an athletic duelist who's won many fights.


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* BiTheWay: She has the most romantic tension with Anthy, but she also shows attraction to both Touga and Akio.

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* InstantExpert: Is never stated to have any real sword training before getting involved in the duels, and is never shown training in swordsmanship between duels (while she's highly athletic, her sport of choice is basketball, not fencing or kendo), yet she ends the series with an 18-2 dueling record.


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* {{Determinator}}: In the last episode, she forces herself back up with her bare knuckles.



-->'''Utena:'''[[spoiler: At the end, I couldn't become a prince. I'm sorry Himemiya, for pretending I was a prince. [[TearJerker I'm sorry]].]]

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-->'''Utena:'''[[spoiler: At the end, I couldn't become a prince. I'm sorry Himemiya, for pretending I was a prince. [[TearJerker I'm sorry]].sorry.]]



* {{Hypocrite}}: Something [[spoiler:Akio]] uses as BreakingSpeech. [[spoiler:She uses Anthy as her personal DamselInDistress to be her prince, so she has a reason to live for after her parents's death and never cared enough for Anthy to try to understand her suffering.]] She gets better, says ShutUpHannibal to that and grows to ''really'' wanting to free Anthy. Doubles as NotSoDifferent since Utena is quick to call out others for not caring about Anthy.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Averted. [[spoiler:Not only is she seduced by Akio, she also made quite a few mistakes when it came to Anthy.]]

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Something [[spoiler:Akio]] uses as BreakingSpeech. [[spoiler:She uses Anthy as her personal DamselInDistress to be her prince, so she has a reason to live for after her parents's death death, and never cared enough for Anthy to try to understand her suffering.]] She gets better, says ShutUpHannibal to that and grows to ''really'' wanting to free Anthy. Doubles as NotSoDifferent since Utena is quick to call out others for not caring about Anthy.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Averted. [[spoiler:Not only is she seduced by Akio, she also made quite a few mistakes when it came to Anthy.Anthy; namely, by using her position as Anthy's "protector" to feel good about herself.]]



* KnightInSourArmour: [[spoiler:By the last arc, Utena loses faith in her own goodness because she realizes that she only became a prince in order to find something to live for after her parents died. She loves Anthy, but is not sure whether she wants to continue fighting for a less than pure girl who sleeps with her brother. In the end, though, Utena realizes that no matter what Anthy does, she'll always get the short end of the stick as long as she stays in Ohtori. She can manipulate as many students as she wants, but at the end of the day, she'll still be the Rose Bride openly stepped on by every Duelist she comes across, and the only one in the world who is perpetually impaled by a swarm of animated swords.]]

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* KnightInSourArmour: [[spoiler:By the last arc, Utena loses faith in her own goodness because she realizes that she only became a prince in order to find something to live for after her parents died. She loves Anthy, but is not sure whether she wants to continue fighting for a less than pure girl who sleeps with her brother. In the end, though, Utena realizes that no matter what Anthy does, she'll always get the short end of the stick as long as she stays in Ohtori. She Ohtori: she can manipulate as many students as she wants, but at the end of the day, she'll still be the Rose Bride openly stepped on by every Duelist she comes across, and the only one in the world who is perpetually impaled by a swarm of animated swords.swords. Now that she has realized this '''and''' that [[ItsAllAboutMe she hs admitted how self-righteous she used to be about Anthy's difficulties]], Utena decides to fight again anyway, so she can give Anthy the chance to truly free herself and stop suffering.]]



* PluckyGirl: She ''never'' gives up. [[spoiler:She has to confront her emotions eventually, but she's still overall one of the cheerier characters.]]

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* PluckyGirl: She ''never'' gives up. [[spoiler:She has to confront her emotions eventually, but she's still overall one of the cheerier characters.]]]] By the end of the series, she forces herself back up with her bare knuckles.



* SaveThePrincess: What she thinks she's doing where Anthy is concerned. [[spoiler: She's doing it more for '''herself''' than for Anthy.]]

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* SaveThePrincess: What she thinks she's doing where Anthy is concerned. [[spoiler: She's doing it more for '''herself''' than for Anthy.Anthy, and she doesn't take it well when she has to face it.]]


* SaveThePrincess: What she thinks she's doing where Anthy is concerned.

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* SaveThePrincess: What she thinks she's doing where Anthy is concerned. [[spoiler: She's doing it more for '''herself''' than for Anthy.]]
* SecretlySelfish: [[spoiler: When she finds out that Anthy was a DecoyDamsel, she realizes that she was actually this. She was protecting Anthy less to help her, and more to feel good about herself.]]


The protagonist and namesake of the series, Utena Tenjou is a 14-year-old girl whose parents died when she was little. After a dashing prince saved her from depression, she vowed to become a prince herself. At the prestigiuous Ohtori Academy, she gets mixed up with a sinister and revolutionary dueling game played by the Student Conucil. She's very popular with the vast majority of the students at school, but not so much with the staff.


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The protagonist and namesake of the series, Utena Tenjou is a 14-year-old girl whose parents died when she was little. After a dashing prince saved her from depression, she vowed to become a prince herself. At the prestigiuous prestigious Ohtori Academy, she gets mixed up with a sinister and revolutionary dueling game played by the Student Conucil.Council. She's very popular with the vast majority of the students at school, but not so much with the staff.



* TheDulcineaEffect: Utena rushes in to save a "damsel in distress" at the start of the series, while the rest of the series is essentially Utena trying to "save" Anthy, but seemingly with the selfish intention of boosting her own ego so she can resemble her idol, the prince who saved her all those years ago. [[spoiler: [[TragicHero This childish behavior proves to be her downfall in the end.]]]]

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* TheDulcineaEffect: Utena rushes in to save a "damsel in distress" at the start of the series, while the rest of the series is essentially Utena trying to "save" Anthy, but seemingly with the selfish intention of boosting her own ego so she can resemble her idol, the prince who saved her all those years ago. [[spoiler: [[TragicHero This childish behavior proves nearly drives Anthy away completely but once Utena realizes how self-centered she has been, she strives to be genuinely help Anthy. Alas, while Utena is successful in giving Anthy the push to break free from her downfall in role as the end.]]]]Rose Bride, this costs Utena her very existence]]]].

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's quite a friendly and compassionate student at Ohtori Academy when we are introduced to her and she's quite fierce in sword fighting when she rescues Anthy from Saionji and has to duel with the entire student council.

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