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* FireBreathingWeapon: Possesses a flamethrower-esque weapon named the Flamesprayer as an offhand weapon for setting crowds of foes ablaze.

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* FireBreathingWeapon: Possesses In Rad, she uses a flamethrower-esque weapon named the Flamesprayer as an offhand weapon for setting crowds to hold back a horde of foes ablaze.{{mutants}} and cook them alive.



* RescueIntroduction: Lily is introduced in Chapter 7 of the original via a rescue by [[TheProtagonist Kyril]], Hugh and Harriet while she and her sisters are being [[PrisonRape raped in the Feoh dungeons]]. She later becomes Kyril's third [[TheApprentice apprentice]] via RecruitmentByRescue, participating in the war against the Black Dogs (aka the {{plot}}).



* TheHighQueen: Celestine Lucross, High Elf Queen of Eostia, and the [[GodEmperor Goddess Reborn]] herself. Known for her beauty and warmth, she has ruled with benevolence throughout her centuries-long reign as queen, especially during the period of the ForeverWar between her and her [[EvilFormerFriend former friend]] Olga. [[DeconstructedCharacterArchetype Deconstructed]] as those attributes do not make her a UniversallyBelovedLeader (because it is simply not possible for ''everyone'' to like a person, just like in RealLife) like common depictions, the [[ArmyOfThievesAndWhores Black Dogs]] and any [[TheMole traitors]] affiliated with them being the prime dissidents. Moreover, having a "good ruler" does not magically solve every problem in the country -- the ongoing warfare, and the FantasticRacism, hence enslavement of dark elves (the latter being the underlying cause for a [[ForeverWar centuries-old war]] in the past) prove exactly that. Chapter 24 has Celestine coming into terms with this, resolving to step up her game.

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* TheHighQueen: Celestine Lucross, High Elf Queen of Eostia, and the [[GodEmperor Goddess Reborn]] herself. Known for her beauty and warmth, she has ruled with benevolence throughout her centuries-long reign as queen, especially during the period of the ForeverWar between her and her [[EvilFormerFriend former friend]] Olga. [[DeconstructedCharacterArchetype Deconstructed]] as those attributes do not make her a UniversallyBelovedLeader (because it is simply not possible for ''everyone'' to like a person, just like in RealLife) like common depictions, the [[ArmyOfThievesAndWhores Black Dogs]] and any [[TheMole traitors]] affiliated with them being the prime dissidents. Moreover, having a "good ruler" does not magically solve every problem in the country -- the ongoing warfare, and the FantasticRacism, hence enslavement of dark elves (the latter being the underlying cause for a [[ForeverWar centuries-old war]] in the past) prove exactly that. Chapter 24 has Celestine coming into terms with this, resolving to step up her game.



* ProperLady: [[TheHighQueen Celestine]] is praised by commoner and noble alike for her warmth and humility towards her people. Even TheCynic Kyril sees her as "pure", though he does note that her [[BeautyEqualsGoodness beauty and grace]] put her on a pedestal, attracting many who admire her for the wrong reasons. Her distain for gaudiness and extravagance compliments her vision for prosperity and peace for all people. Both versions of the story have at least one moment that showcases her resolution and strength of mind to resist panicking (leaving her palace to experience the chaos in her city in the original version, and her confrontation with [[RatMen The Rat]] in the remastered version).

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* ProperLady: [[TheHighQueen Celestine]] is praised by commoner and noble alike for her warmth and humility towards her people. Even TheCynic Kyril sees her as "pure", though he does note that her [[BeautyEqualsGoodness beauty and grace]] put her on a pedestal, attracting many who admire her for the wrong reasons. Her distain for gaudiness and extravagance compliments her vision for prosperity and peace for all people. Both versions of the story have at least one moment that showcases her resolution and strength of mind to resist panicking (leaving (e.g., leaving her palace to experience the chaos in her city in the original version, and her confrontation with [[RatMen The Rat]] in the remastered version).


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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: She's a high elf who is over a thousand years old, and, due to being the Goddess Reborn, has the [[HotGoddess appearance]] to match.


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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: She is a dark elf who has fought Celestine for centuries, and is described to have the appearance of a MsFanservice.


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* CoolSword: All Hunters have at least one ImpossiblyCoolWeapon that can switch between two forms, called a trick weapon. One of the forms resemble a sword.
** Kyril currently possesses the Holy Moonlight Sword, once the "guiding moonlight" of [[Characters/BloodborneCharactersFromTheOldHunters Ludwig, the Holy Blade]]. It is the only known sword in the story that can [[PowerGlows glow]], shoot [[SwordBeam beams of energy]], and [[EmpathicWeapon have a will of its own]].
** Sanakan's first weapon is the Kirkhammer, a silver sword that can combine with a stone block to form a large [[DropTheHammer hammer]]. Her current weapon, the Holy Blade, is a silver sword (similar to the one for Kirkhammer) that transforms into a {{BFS}} by combining it with its sheath. Both are [[BifurcatedWeapon Bifurcated Weapons]].
** Hugh has two: a katana with a [[BloodMagic blood rite]] (Chikage), and a curved sword that can switch into a bow (Simon's Bowblade).
** The Church Pick, wielded by Lily, has an unusual appearance. It has a broad blade, a long hilt, and no guard. It can also transform into a [[BladeOnAStick polearm]].
** Soren's current weapon is a rapier-gun hybrid, named the Reiterpallasch.


* BadassesWearBandanas: All Hunters save for Lily wear a bandana to conceal their noses and mouths like a mask, instead of wearing it on their heads like a headband. All of them are good at combat.

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* BadassesWearBandanas: All Hunters save for Lily wear a bandana to conceal their noses and mouths like a mask, instead of wearing it on their heads like a headband. All of them are good at combat.combat and rack up a high body count.


* AloofDarkHairedGirl: {{Inverted}}. She's a [[PintSizedPowerhouse tiny]] GenkiGirl with short, curly ginger hair.

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* AloofDarkHairedGirl: {{Inverted}}. She's a [[PintSizedPowerhouse tiny]] tiny GenkiGirl with short, curly ginger hair.



* PintSizedPowerhouse: She has a child-like body frame, but she is strong enough to lift up her huge axe. Her combat prowess is best shown in [[spoiler:Chapter 16 of the original, where Luu-Luu, as a [[BrainwashedAndCrazy husk]], manages to keep up with [[WorldsStrongestMan the Good]] [[LightningBruiser Hunter]] in speed. She also has enough strength to push him back and throw him aside a considerable distance.]]

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* PintSizedPowerhouse: She has a child-like body frame, but she is strong enough to lift up her huge axe. Her combat prowess is best shown in [[spoiler:Chapter 16 of the original, where Luu-Luu, as a [[BrainwashedAndCrazy husk]], manages to keep up with [[WorldsStrongestMan the Good]] [[LightningBruiser the Good Hunter]] in speed. She also has enough strength to push him back and throw him aside a considerable distance.]]



** In the remastered version, [[spoiler:Vault is killed by Kyril]] after revealing his ambitions, but the "good publicity" part doesn't go away because only a small band of people know about said ambitions. People in general are still kept in the dark, Vault's supporters continue to advance his agenda [[spoiler:without the knowledge of his demise]], and Kyril is distrusted by five of the Seven Shields after DroppingTheBombshell that is [[spoiler:Vault's status as a traitor and Vault's murder]].

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** In the remastered version, [[spoiler:Vault is killed by Kyril]] Kyril after revealing his ambitions, but but]] the "good publicity" part doesn't go away because only a small band of people know about said ambitions. People in general are still kept in the dark, Vault's supporters continue to advance his agenda [[spoiler:without the knowledge of his demise]], and Kyril is distrusted by five of the Seven Shields after DroppingTheBombshell that is [[spoiler:Vault's status as a traitor and Vault's murder]].


* AuthorityGrantsAsskicking: {{Subverted}}. Among the southern faction, the Goddess Reborn is said to possess great arcane strength comparable to that of Olga, hence more formidable than the subjects under her, but she is more concerned about running her country than fighting anyone with her magic (or showcasing offensive spells of any kind) over the course of the series.
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* RankScalesWithAsskicking: {{Subverted}}. Among the southern faction, the Goddess Reborn is said to possess great arcane strength comparable to that of Olga, hence more formidable than the subjects under her, but she is more concerned about running her country than fighting anyone with her magic (or showcasing offensive spells of any kind) over the course of the series.



* AuthorityGrantsAsskicking: Among the [[GrimUpNorth northern]] faction, Olga, Queen of the Dark Elves, is a master [[LadyOfBlackMagic sorceress]], being way stronger than the [[{{Mooks}} fighters]] under her.



* EvilOverlord: GenderInverted. Olga [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Discordia]], the Dark (Elf) Queen, is set up as this the old-fashioned way. She lurks in an [[EvilTowerOfOminousness intimidating fortress]] (the Black Fortress) amid a {{Mordor}} in [[GrimUpNorth the North]] (Garan), with the AlwaysChaoticEvil fantasy races [[TheWomanBehindTheMonsters under her command]]. She's [[AuthorityGrantsAsskicking the most powerful among her forces]] due to her [[LadyOfBlackMagic sorcerous powers]], yet [[OrcusOnHerThrone hangs behind the action]]. Moreover, she has attributes of a SatanicArchetype (e.g. {{Pride}}, [[MsFanservice beauty]], association with [[PlayingWithFire fire]] and [[DarkIsEvil dark]], rebellion against the [[CrystalDragonJesus Goddess Reborn]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] the [[IHaveManyNames many names]]). However, Olga ends up being a {{subversion}} over time. To begin with, she is actually the DiscOneFinalBoss since she is [[FallenPrincess ousted]] and later gets a HeelFaceTurn. As the readers see more about her character throughout the story ([[AdaptationExpansion especially]] in the remastered version), it is revealed that her motivation for starting the ForeverWar against Eostia is not some generic [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]], or conquest for that matter. Rather, it is her {{wrath}} for the FantasticRacism and subsequent enslavement of the dark elves, which leads to her prejudiced hatred of humanity as a whole. Last but not least, for all her flaws, especially the time where she [[EtTuBrute sacrificed]] one of her cities to the orcs, she's neither a [[AGodAmI megalomaniac]] nor an [[MadeOfEvil incarnation of evil]].

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* EvilOverlord: GenderInverted. Olga [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Discordia]], the Dark (Elf) Queen, is set up as this the old-fashioned way. She lurks in an [[EvilTowerOfOminousness intimidating fortress]] (the Black Fortress) amid a {{Mordor}} in [[GrimUpNorth the North]] (Garan), with the AlwaysChaoticEvil fantasy races [[TheWomanBehindTheMonsters under her command]]. She's [[AuthorityGrantsAsskicking [[RankScalesWithAsskicking the most powerful among her forces]] due to her [[LadyOfBlackMagic sorcerous powers]], yet [[OrcusOnHerThrone hangs behind the action]]. Moreover, she has attributes of a SatanicArchetype (e.g. , {{Pride}}, [[MsFanservice beauty]], association with [[PlayingWithFire fire]] and [[DarkIsEvil dark]], rebellion against the [[CrystalDragonJesus Goddess Reborn]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] the [[IHaveManyNames many names]]). However, Olga ends up being a {{subversion}} over time. To begin with, she is actually the DiscOneFinalBoss since she is [[FallenPrincess ousted]] and later gets a HeelFaceTurn. As the readers see more about her character throughout the story ([[AdaptationExpansion especially]] in the remastered version), it is revealed that her motivation for starting the ForeverWar against Eostia is not some generic [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]], or conquest for that matter. Rather, it is her {{wrath}} for the FantasticRacism and subsequent enslavement of the dark elves, which leads to her prejudiced hatred of humanity as a whole. Last but not least, for all her flaws, especially the time where she [[EtTuBrute sacrificed]] one of her cities to the orcs, she's neither a [[AGodAmI megalomaniac]] nor an [[MadeOfEvil incarnation of evil]].



* SatanicArchetype: Known as the Dark Queen, she is a [[{{Pride}} prideful]] LadyOfBlackMagic who starts a ForeverWar by rebelling against the [[CrystalDragonJesus Goddess Reborn]], is associated with [[PlayingWithFire fire]] and [[DarkIsEvil dark]], and [[IHaveManyNames is known by various titles]]. Later {{subverted}} as she is merely the DiscOneFinalBoss, her [[FantasticRacism motive]] for rebellion is portrayed in a sympathetic light, she gets a HeelFaceTurn, and her association with dark (dark elves) [[DarkIsNotEvil is not malicious]] in nature.

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* RankScalesWithAsskicking: Among the [[GrimUpNorth northern]] faction, Olga, Queen of the Dark Elves, is a master [[LadyOfBlackMagic sorceress]], being way stronger than the [[{{Mooks}} fighters]] under her.
* SatanicArchetype: Known as the Dark Queen, she is a [[{{Pride}} prideful]] LadyOfBlackMagic who starts a ForeverWar by rebelling against the [[CrystalDragonJesus Goddess Reborn]], is associated with [[PlayingWithFire fire]] and [[DarkIsEvil dark]], and [[IHaveManyNames is known by various titles]]. Later {{subverted}} as she is merely the DiscOneFinalBoss, her [[FantasticRacism motive]] motive for rebellion is portrayed in a sympathetic light, she gets a HeelFaceTurn, and her association with dark (dark elves) [[DarkIsNotEvil is not malicious]] in nature.



* AuthorityGrantsAsskicking: Among the Black Dogs, TheLeader Vault is more capable in combat than the average merc in the group.


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* RankScalesWithAsskicking: Among the Black Dogs, TheLeader Vault is more capable in combat than the average merc in the group.

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* FiveManBand: Later on in the original story, [[MentorArchetype Kyril]] gains [[TheApprentice four apprentice hunters]] -- Sanakan, Hugh, Lily, and Soren. The five are the best heavy-hitters tasked to root out the [[ArmyOfThievesAndWhores Black Dogs]]. This trope is {{downplayed}} because there are other characters who cooperate and/or form bonds with the team, but the five hunters have closer ties with each other as a BadassCrew.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Kyril and his four apprentices demonstrate these traits:\\
'''Melancholic''': Kyril Sutherland. Despite being both the [[MentorArchetype mentor]] and leader of all four apprentices, he is a [[TheStoic stoic]] and brooding ShellShockedVeteran who aims to end the war against the Black Dogs as quick as possible, highlighting his straightforward and task-oriented nature.\\
'''Choleric''': Sanakan. The [[ScreamingWarrior loud]], brash {{tomboy}} of the bunch who [[BrutalHonesty speaks her mind freely]]. Always restless and [[BloodKnight eager to fight]].\\
'''Phlegmatic''': Hugh. Being mute is hardly an impediment to his [[NiceGuy pleasantness]] and [[{{Pollyanna}} optimism]]. In fact, it perfectly complements his elegant yet deadly hunting style.\\
'''Sanguine''': Lily. [[GoodIsNotSoft One must not equate her relative peacefulness absent from typical sanguines with compliancy]]. Not only she is the most [[TheDeterminator focused and committed]] of the group, the fact that she is able to [[TheFace strike up conversations]] and [[TheHeart deescalate tensions]] highlights her people-oriented nature. She also enjoys [[TheGadfly teasing]] Sanakan about her relationship with Hugh.\\
'''Eclectic''': Soren. He doesn't fit in any of the four temperaments, seeing that he neither possesses the seriousness of a melancholic, the [[HotBlooded passion]] of a choleric, the [[NiceGuy pleasantness]] of a phlegmatic, nor the sociability of a sanguine. Rather, he is characterised as [[NervousWreck nervous]] and lacking in confidence, yet [[WellDoneSonGuy willing to prove himself towards his master]], even if it means taking risks.
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: {{Inverted}} to "Guys Shoot, Girls Smash" for Kyril and his band of apprentices. While all five are more than capable of close quarters with their [[MixAndMatchWeapon trick weapons]], only the male hunters (Kyril, Hugh, Soren) are shown to regularly use firearms or the ranged mode in their trick weapon, like [[BowAndSwordInAccord Simon's Bowblade]] and Reiterpallasch.


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* GenuineHumanHide: The Rat wears robes made of human skin. Goes on to show that he is serious business.


* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Shamuhaza is an EvilSorceror who [[spoiler:attempts to harness the power of the Eldritch Truth, and later [[EldritchTransformation turns into]] an EldritchAbomination himself, throwing away his rational thought entirely]]. Of course this happens. [[spoiler:Compare him with his {{foil}}, Kyril Sutherland -- a far more powerful EldritchAbomination [[HumanoidAbomination in human form]], yet with tons more experience and restraint.]]

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Shamuhaza is an EvilSorceror who [[spoiler:attempts to harness the power of the Eldritch Truth, and later [[EldritchTransformation turns into]] an EldritchAbomination himself, himself]], throwing away his rational thought entirely]].entirely. Of course this happens. [[spoiler:Compare him with his {{foil}}, Kyril Sutherland -- a far more powerful EldritchAbomination [[HumanoidAbomination in human form]], yet with tons more experience and restraint.]]


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* FriendlyTarget: Evetta is TheProtagonist Kyril's dearest companion, and for some odd reason, the original version of the story really loves teasing the prospect of something unpleasant happening to her, as well as Kyril's [[UnstoppableRage likely reaction]] to such an event[[note]]The notion, "Kyril gets mad if something happens to Evetta", is mentioned in a total of ''five'' times by the narrations of different characters, including Kyril himself[[/note]]. [[spoiler:This is meant to make Kyril's faith in his friend, Evetta proving she's just as dangerous as her friend, and ultimately, the [[SubvertedTrope subversion of this trope]] all the more salient.]]

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* FriendlyTarget: Evetta is TheProtagonist Kyril's dearest companion, and for companion. For some odd reason, the original version of the story really loves teasing the prospect of something unpleasant happening to her, as well as Kyril's [[UnstoppableRage likely reaction]] to such an event[[note]]The notion, "Kyril gets mad if something happens to Evetta", is mentioned in a total of ''five'' times by the narrations of different characters, including Kyril himself[[/note]]. [[spoiler:This is meant to make Kyril's faith in his friend, Evetta proving she's just as dangerous as her friend, and ultimately, the [[SubvertedTrope subversion of this trope]] all the more salient.]]



* RomancingTheWidow: {{Inverted}} to "The Widow Romances The Protagonist" in the original version. Grace Campbell lost her husband hundreds of years ago due to the war between Celestine and Olga. Judging from how she's pissed towards Olga because of her loss, it is clear that the pain has yet to fade. Despite this, she develops feelings for BlackKnight Kyril Sutherland, becoming a member of his UnwantedHarem eager to pursue for his affections, even though Kyril isn't romantically interested in any of them.

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* RomancingTheWidow: {{Inverted}} to "The Widow Romances The Protagonist" in the original version. Grace Campbell lost her husband hundreds of years ago due to the war between Celestine and Olga. Judging from how she's pissed towards Olga because of her loss, it is clear that the pain has yet to fade. Despite this, she develops feelings for BlackKnight Kyril Sutherland, becoming a member of his UnwantedHarem eager to pursue for his affections, even though Kyril isn't is neither romantically interested nor sexually interested in any of them.


* SinisterScimitar: Hugh is a heroic example -- one of his weapons, the [[BowAndSwordInAccord Simon's Bowblade]], is a curved sword when in blade [[MixAndMatchWeapon form]].

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* SinisterScimitar: Hugh is a an {{inverted}}, heroic example -- one of his weapons, the [[BowAndSwordInAccord Simon's Bowblade]], is a curved sword when in blade [[MixAndMatchWeapon form]].



* NunTooHoly: Lily is a rare case where the elements of this trope are {{inverted}} as many ways as possible. Rather than being "impure" out of her own will like many examples, she is [[DefiledForever deemed tainted]] by the Archbishop due to [[RapeAsDrama trauma]]. Rather than continuing her job, she leaves the clergy two chapters later to [[TheApprentice train]] under [[BlackKnight Kyril Sutherland]] as a [[TheSquire squire]] after her introduction, making her a ''former'' nun. In spite of all of this, the redhead notably looks and acts like a nun. A decent, sincere person clad in white vestments, Lily upholds the moral standards of her NobleProfession while TheChurch decays, even after her [[CharacterDevelopment development]] into a GoodIsNotSoft NayTheist.

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* NunTooHoly: Lily is a rare case where the elements of this trope are {{inverted}} as many ways as possible. Rather than being "impure" out of her own will like many examples, she is [[DefiledForever deemed tainted]] by the Archbishop due to [[RapeAsDrama trauma]]. Rather than continuing her job, she leaves the clergy two chapters later to [[TheApprentice train]] under [[BlackKnight Kyril Sutherland]] as a [[TheSquire squire]] after her introduction, making her a ''former'' nun. In spite of all of this, the redhead notably looks and acts like a nun. A decent, sincere person clad in nun, as evidenced by her white vestments, her distaste towards "dirty" things (e.g., swearing and alcohol), and her decent, sincere personality. Lily upholds the moral standards of her NobleProfession while TheChurch decays, even after her [[CharacterDevelopment development]] into a GoodIsNotSoft NayTheist.



* TheUsurper: In the remastered version, Kyril learns from the books in Celestine's archives that Olga is described as a usurper. On the other hand, the story never reveals how exactly Olga inherited the power of [[OurGodsAreDifferent Garan]] and became the [[EvilOverlord Dark Queen]], making this notion an InformedAttribute. Even Kyril himself notes that the history there is a bit sketchy.

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* TheUsurper: In [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in the remastered version, version. Kyril learns from the books in Celestine's archives that Olga is described as a usurper. On the other hand, the story never reveals how exactly Olga inherited the power of [[OurGodsAreDifferent Garan]] and became the [[EvilOverlord Dark Queen]], making this notion an InformedAttribute. Even Kyril himself notes that the history there is a bit sketchy.


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* TheApprentice: The end of Chapter 4 of the original marks the beginning of Kyril recruiting for his Workshop. Sanakan and Hugh are his initial students. Later on, Lily joins after the ''Feoh/Ur Arc'', while Soren joins after the ''Ansur Arc''. Rigorously trained as adept Hunters far stronger than almost every living being in the land, the four of them plus their master form a nigh-unstoppable BadassCrew.
* BadassCrew: MentorInSourArmor Kyril and [[TheApprentice his apprentices]] (or the [[FiveManBand Five-Hunter Band]]). All heavy-hitting badasses, stronger than any [[RedShirt soldiery]], and as per Sanakan's words, "a big happy family of misfits". [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], because the four apprentices are TalentedButTrained, and their mentor is StrongAndSkilled.
* BadassLongcoat: The longcoat is a common feature of the Good Hunter and his band of apprentices' attire, all of whom form a BadassCrew who provide the bulk of the action in the original version by kicking tons of butt with [[MixAndMatchWeapon trick weapons]].
* BadassesWearBandanas: All Hunters save for Lily wear a bandana to conceal their noses and mouths like a mask, instead of wearing it on their heads like a headband. All of them are good at combat.



** His four [[TheApprentice apprentices]] are trained to become this. [[spoiler:[[TookALevelInBadass Empowered]] by the Good Hunter's AlienBlood]] aside, the end-game level ''VideoGame/BloodBorne'' weapons (or rather, hand-me-downs) they possess provide the bulk of their strength and the damage they deal to enemies.

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** His four [[TheApprentice apprentices]] are trained to become this. [[spoiler:[[TookALevelInBadass Empowered]] by the Good Hunter's AlienBlood]] blood]] aside, the end-game level ''VideoGame/BloodBorne'' weapons (or rather, hand-me-downs) they possess provide the bulk of their strength and the damage they deal to enemies.



* SuperhumanTransfusion: Chapter 7 of the original reveals that Sanakan and Hugh are given [[spoiler:their [[MentorArchetype mentor]] [[HumanoidAbomination Kyril's]] AlienBlood]] to become [[SuperStrength empow]][[SuperReflexes ered]] hunters. Presumably, this also applies to Lily and Soren.

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* SuperhumanTransfusion: Chapter 7 of the original reveals that Sanakan and Hugh are given [[spoiler:their [[MentorArchetype mentor]] mentor [[HumanoidAbomination Kyril's]] AlienBlood]] blood]] to become [[SuperStrength empow]][[SuperReflexes ered]] hunters.Hunters. Presumably, this also applies to Lily and Soren.


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* ArmyOfThievesAndWhores: PlayedForDrama. Combine [[HiredGuns the biggest and most famous mercenary group]] in Eostia with any traditional AlwaysChaoticEvil fantasy races you can think of (orcs, goblins, ogres, you name it), you have a huge one of these that persists for more than 30 chapters of the story, not including the AbortedArc of Thorn and beyond. RapePillageAndBurn is the main M.O. of this army to realise Vault's dream of a Sex Empire.


* FriendlyTarget: Evetta is TheProtagonist Kyril's dearest companion, and for some odd reason, the original version of the story really loves teasing the prospect of something unpleasant happening to her, as well as Kyril's [[UnstoppableRage likely reaction]] to such an event[[note]]The notion, "Kyril gets mad if something happens to Evetta", is mentioned in a total of ''five'' times by the narrations of different characters, including Kyril himself[[/note]]. [[spoiler:This is meant to make Kyril's faith in his friend, Evetta proving she's just as dangerous as her friend, and ultimately, the [[SubvertedTrope subversion of this trope]] all the more salient.]]



* TheNotLoveInterest: To Kyril. The Doll is Kyril's [[UndyingLoyalty stalwart]], longtime companion, as well as the one person who can easily put the normally vigilant Hunter at ease. Kyril treasures her presence, worries that the Doll might be lonely staying in the Dream by herself (even though he himself is a solitary person), and his P.O.V. indicates he would spend the rest of his life [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe repaying her kindness]] (i.e. perpetually, because he has ResurrectiveImmortality). While the Dollís relationship with the Hunter seemingly suggests that she plays the role of a LoveInterest, the two are never shown to be in love with each other, not to mention the fact that Kyril [[LoveHurts doesnít have a high opinion on romance]].
* ProperLady: {{Subverted}}. She may have the [[EnglishRose Victorian motif]], but she does not have the wit and esprit of the ideal archetype, not to mention her [[ArtificialHuman artificial]] nature.

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* TheNotLoveInterest: To Kyril. The Doll is Kyril's [[UndyingLoyalty stalwart]], longtime companion, as well as the one person who can easily put the normally vigilant Hunter at ease. Kyril treasures her presence, worries that the Doll might be lonely staying in the Dream by herself (even though he himself is a solitary person), and his P.O.V. indicates he would spend the rest of his life [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe repaying her kindness]] (i.e. , perpetually, because he has ResurrectiveImmortality). While the Dollís relationship with the Hunter seemingly suggests that she plays the role of a LoveInterest, the two are never shown to be in love with each other, not to mention the fact that Kyril [[LoveHurts doesnít have a high opinion on romance]].
* ProperLady: {{Subverted}}. She may have the [[EnglishRose Victorian motif]], but she does not have the wit and esprit of the ideal archetype, not to mention her [[ArtificialHuman artificial]] nature.
romance]].



* LadyOfWar: GenderInverted, making him more of a "Gentleman of War". He's dressed in the fancy Yharnam Hunter Set, he's an expert marksman with an elegantly designed flintlock, the weapons he uses (cane-whip hybrid, katana with BloodMagic, and bow-curved sword hybrid) are associated with grace, and his fighting style leans towards speedy finesse or "delicate" moves (e.g. blurs and flourishes) rather than "hack-and-smash" brute force. Despite being a {{Pollyanna}} at heart, he is perfectly capable of fighting in a composed, dignified way.

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* LadyOfWar: GenderInverted, making him more of a "Gentleman of War". He's dressed in the fancy Yharnam Hunter Set, he's an expert marksman with an elegantly designed flintlock, the weapons he uses (cane-whip hybrid, (a cane that can transform into a whip, a katana with BloodMagic, and bow-curved a curved sword hybrid) that can transform into a bow) are associated with grace, and his fighting style leans towards speedy finesse or "delicate" moves (e.g. , blurs and flourishes) rather than "hack-and-smash" brute force. Despite being a {{Pollyanna}} at heart, he is perfectly capable of fighting in a composed, dignified way.



* WhiteMagicianGirl: Clad in white vestments with a hood and a skirt (aka. the White Church Set), Lily is a [[TheMedic cleric / healer]] who treats the wounded in the tents and uses healing spells to support the other Hunters during combat. Contrary to what her role would suggest, she is also adept at stabbing her foes with the [[BladeOnAStick Church Pick]], a bladed weapon, and setting TheHorde on fire. During the Rad Incursion, she is shown to be capable of switching between healing the heavy hitters and destroying her enemies (i.e. multitasking). Personality-wise, the former [[NobleProfession nun]] treats her allies with respect and tenderness.

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* WhiteMagicianGirl: Clad in white vestments with a hood and a skirt (aka. the White Church Set), Lily is a [[TheMedic cleric / healer]] who treats the wounded in the tents and uses healing spells to support the other Hunters during combat. Contrary to what her role would suggest, she is also adept at stabbing her foes with the [[BladeOnAStick Church Pick]], a bladed weapon, and setting TheHorde on fire. During the Rad Incursion, she is shown to be capable of switching between healing the heavy hitters and destroying her enemies (i.e. , multitasking). Personality-wise, the former [[NobleProfession nun]] treats her allies with respect and tenderness.



* ProperLady: Even [[TheCynic Kyril]] sees her as "pure", though he does note that her [[BeautyEqualsGoodness beauty and grace]] put her on a pedestal, attracting many who admire her for the wrong reasons.

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* ProperLady: [[TheHighQueen Celestine]] is praised by commoner and noble alike for her warmth and humility towards her people. Even [[TheCynic Kyril]] TheCynic Kyril sees her as "pure", though he does note that her [[BeautyEqualsGoodness beauty and grace]] put her on a pedestal, attracting many who admire her for the wrong reasons.reasons. Her distain for gaudiness and extravagance compliments her vision for prosperity and peace for all people. Both versions of the story have at least one moment that showcases her resolution and strength of mind to resist panicking (leaving her palace to experience the chaos in her city in the original version, and her confrontation with [[RatMen The Rat]] in the remastered version).



* ProperLady: She is a PrincessClassic so unironic that she would get along with her [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] counterparts.

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* ProperLady: She Prim is a shy, demure PrincessClassic so unironic that she would get along with her [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] counterparts.counterparts. Apart from being the only female character that's described by the narration as [[DelicateIsBeautiful "delicate"]], the increased characterisation in the remastered version accentuates her sharp mind, thoughtfulness, and belief in the good in the sinister, DarkIsNotEvil stranger that is [[NinetiesAntiHero the Hunter]].



* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough: [[TemptingFate Oh, Chloe]]. You'd think that no one would "dare brazenly strike at the Black Fortress", right after your liege lady reminds you that a fortress is not invincible. Cue Kyril and the Black Dogs arriving moments later, even coming out victorious in the next chapter.

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* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough: [[TemptingFate Oh, Chloe]]. You'd think that no one would "dare brazenly strike at the Black Fortress", right after your liege lady reminds you that a fortress is not invincible. Cue Kyril and the Black Dogs arriving moments later, even coming out victorious in the next chapter.chapter of the remastered version.



* ActionSurvivor: Grace, a mere FanServiceWithASmile who works in a FantasyTavern, is one of the many InnocentBystanders that gets caught up in the invasion of Ansur by the Black Dogs. After being escorted by [[ActionHero Sir Kyril]] along with her friends to safety, she decides to sneak her way through the chaos in the streets to find him, because she knows of a [[AbsurdlySpaciousSewer secret entrance]] that Kyril can use to enter the mercenary compound and reach Maia. At first, this is [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]]: Grace, ChastityDagger in hand, is obviously no match for a single {{mook}}, and as skilled as she is in sneaking around places, it can only take her so far, and she founds herself cornered by two mercs. On the other hand, she correctly figures out that Kyril, being a OneManArmy, would leave a trail of corpses behind, so she manages to end up in a place near him unharmed. Kyril, after dispatching said two mercs, would later coldly berate Grace [[DidntThinkThisThrough for putting herself in deep]], something that Grace herself [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]], but thanks to her information, he is able to successfully enter the compound, find Michelle Pantielle, and rescue Maia, though not without some difficulty. All in all, Grace's contribution in the Liberation of Ansur Arc allows this trope to be [[ReconstructedTrope played realistically straight but improved]], resulting in a DeconReconSwitch.

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* ActionSurvivor: Grace, Grace from the original version is a mere FanServiceWithASmile who works in a FantasyTavern, is FantasyTavern. She finds herself to be one of the many InnocentBystanders that gets caught up in the invasion of Ansur by the Black Dogs. After being escorted by [[ActionHero Sir Kyril]] along with her friends to safety, she decides to sneak her way through the chaos in the streets to find him, because she knows of a [[AbsurdlySpaciousSewer secret entrance]] that Kyril can use to enter the mercenary compound and reach Maia. At first, this is [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]]: Grace, ChastityDagger in hand, is obviously no match for a single {{mook}}, and as skilled as she is in sneaking around places, it can only take her so far, and she founds herself cornered by two mercs. On the other hand, she correctly figures out that Kyril, being a OneManArmy, would leave a trail of corpses behind, so she manages to end up in a place near him unharmed. Kyril, after dispatching said two mercs, would later coldly berate Grace [[DidntThinkThisThrough for putting herself in deep]], something that Grace herself [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]], but thanks to her information, he is able to successfully enter the compound, find Michelle Pantielle, and rescue Maia, though not without some difficulty. All in all, Grace's contribution in the Liberation of Ansur Arc allows this trope to be [[ReconstructedTrope played realistically straight but improved]], {{reconstructed}}, resulting in a DeconReconSwitch.


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* RomancingTheWidow: {{Inverted}} to "The Widow Romances The Protagonist" in the original version. Grace Campbell lost her husband hundreds of years ago due to the war between Celestine and Olga. Judging from how she's pissed towards Olga because of her loss, it is clear that the pain has yet to fade. Despite this, she develops feelings for BlackKnight Kyril Sutherland, becoming a member of his UnwantedHarem eager to pursue for his affections, even though Kyril isn't romantically interested in any of them.


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* TheSquire: Sanakan, Hugh, Lily, and Soren are this to BlackKnight Kyril Sutherland in name only. In practice, they play the role of [[MentorArchetype Kyril]]'s [[TheApprentice apprentices]] rather than servants who shines his armor, sharpens his sword, or anything like that.
* StrongAndSkilled:
** Kyril is a LightningBruiser and CombatPragmatist, with way more combat experience than anyone else in the story.
** His four [[TheApprentice apprentices]] are trained to become this. [[spoiler:[[TookALevelInBadass Empowered]] by the Good Hunter's AlienBlood]] aside, the end-game level ''VideoGame/BloodBorne'' weapons (or rather, hand-me-downs) they possess provide the bulk of their strength and the damage they deal to enemies.
* SuperReflexes: All five empowered Hunters have heightened reflexes to dodge hits, giving them the mobility needed to survive in the battlefield [[ArmorIsUseless without armour]].
* SuperStrength: [[{{Downplayed}} Not to the extent of making craters or destroying mountains]], but from how the Hunters are able to severe [[OffWithHisHead heads]], [[AnArmAndALeg limbs]], and even [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe entire bodies]] consistently during any fight scene, it is evident that they have above human strength. Even orcs, who are noted to be tougher than most beings, find themselves to be subjected to the same fate, especially when [[TheLeader Kyril]], [[TheLancer Sanakan]], and [[TheBigGuy Hugh]] are involved.
* SuperhumanTransfusion: Chapter 7 of the original reveals that Sanakan and Hugh are given [[spoiler:their [[MentorArchetype mentor]] [[HumanoidAbomination Kyril's]] AlienBlood]] to become [[SuperStrength empow]][[SuperReflexes ered]] hunters. Presumably, this also applies to Lily and Soren.
* TalentedButTrained: All four of Kyril's apprentices qualify. Each apprentice specialises on a certain asset used in combat: strength builds[[note]]investing in the "strength" stat in the [[VideoGame/BloodBorne game]][[/note]] for Sanakan, skill/bloodtinge[[note]]investing in the "skill" and "bloodtinge" stats in the [[VideoGame/BloodBorne game]][[/note]] builds for both Hugh and Soren, and arcane builds[[note]]investing in the "arcane" stat in the [[VideoGame/BloodBorne game]][[/note]] for Lily. At the same time, the four of them still have to train in order to hone their respective assets, together with gaining more combat experience.
* TookALevelInBadass: Kyril's four apprentices (Sanakan, Hugh, Lily, Soren) go from being weak, lowly, and desperate commoners to four of the deadliest hunters after he took them under his wing, became their mentor, and gave them strength.
* WeaponBasedCharacterization: The five Hunters, a [[RuleOfCool cool]] BadassCrew, use [[MixAndMatchWeapon mix-and-match weaponry]]. The following are member-specific examples.
** Kyril has a number of [[MultiMeleeMaster melee]] and [[MultiRangedMaster ranged]] weapons at his disposal, symbolising his vast mastery and combat experience. His primary weapon, the [[SerratedBladeOfPain Saw Cleaver]], compliments his nature as a [[{{Gorn}} brutal]], [[TheDreaded dreaded]], and [[AntiHero anti-heroic]] combatant.
** Sanakan is a HotBlooded ScreamingWarrior. Naturally, she wields the Kirkhammer (a BifurcatedWeapon of sword and [[DropTheHammer large hammer]]), later exchanging it with Ludwig's Holy Blade (a BifurcatedWeapon of sword and {{BFS}}). With a twist, she's actually TheLancer of the five hunters rather than TheBigGuy.
** The weaponry currently under Hugh's possession includes a [[CaneFu cane]] that can transform into a WhipSword, a katana with a [[BloodMagic blood rite]], an intricately designed pistol, and a curved sword that can transform into a bow. All these weapons are associated with grace and elegance, and fittingly, Hugh is a DaintyCombatant. With ''another'' twist, he's actually TheBigGuy due to his [[TheSpeechless muteness]] and specialisation in combat.
** Lily, formerly a nun, is a GirlyBruiser CombatMedic. Her melee weapon is the Church Pick, a broad-bladed sword with a long hilt that can transform into a [[BladeOnAStick polearm]]. This, as well as her [[FireBreathingWeapon Flamesprayer]], are weapons once used by members of the Healing Church, as per ''VideoGame/BloodBorne'' lore.
** The Saw Spear has a tendency to be used by hunters in training, symbolising inexperience. Sanakan, Lily and Soren have used it at least once. The former two later exchange it with other weapons, which shows their growth; Soren, despite having the Reiterpallasch (a rapier-gun hybrid) as his new weapon, still opts to keep the Saw Spear as a backup, which shows how green he is compared to the other three apprentices.
* WeaponSpecialization: What makes the Hunters stand out from other combatants is their exclusive [[MixAndMatchWeapon trick weaponry]], weapons running on RuleOfCool with the ability to switch into two modes.
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* ProperLady: {{Subverted}}. She may have the [[EnglishRose Victorian motif]], but she does not have the wit and esprit of the ideal archetype, not to mention her [[ArtificialHuman artificial]] nature.



* ProperLady: Even [[TheCynic Kyril]] sees her as "pure", though he does note that her [[BeautyEqualsGoodness beauty and grace]] put her on a pedestal, attracting many who admire her for the wrong reasons.



* OneOfTheBoys: [[FieryRedhead Maia]] used to be like this, for she was recruited by the all-male {{mercenary}} group that is the Black Dogs, and fought alongside [[TheLeader Vault]] and their merc comrades a long while ago. The Black Dogs' [[EtTuBrute betr]][[MilitaryCoup ayal]] hits her hard.



* TheRival: To Kyril Sutherland in the original version. The two fight each other via TrialByCombat due to the former wanting to punish the latter for leaving an ArtifactOfDoom in her liege lady's halls, which ended with Kyril winning. Furthermore, Claudia strongly disapproves of his tendency for brutality and [[LeaveNoSurvivors leaving no prisoners]], a grievance that only festers as Kyril uses gradually unscrupulous means to win the war against the Black Dogs. Whenever both people are present, they often come into blows due to differing ideologies. It is worth noting that Kyril is known as the "Bloody Left Hand of the Goddess", in contrast to Claudia being Celestine's second-in-command and Right Hand.



* TheRival: The remastered version sets her up as Kyril's primary rival, as [[AdaptationExpansion the two interact a lot more in this version]]. A brooding, sinister foreigner who is indifferent to status and reputation, his behaviour [[DudeWheresMyRespect earns the ire]] of the HotBlooded Knight of Iris, who sees it as [[ItsPersonal an insult to her honour as a knight]]. Much to her dismay, she can only tolerate his demeanour because he can cut down orcs with ease, as well as him being the potential agent in Celestine's visions that could end the ForeverWar that has plagued the country for centuries. Later events, where he gains her cousin Prim's respect, [[spoiler:kills [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Vault]] after the Assault of the Black Fortress]], and is supported by [[OurDemonsAreDifferent The]] [[RatMen Rat]] only intensified her distrust towards him. Then comes Kyril's TrialByCombat, an event Alicia views as an opportunity to settle accounts, and she loses the match. She doesn't take her loss well.



* ProperLady: She is a PrincessClassic so unironic that she would get along with her [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] counterparts.



* SimpleYetOpulent: [[PrincessClassic Princess]] Prim Fiorire's white and pink dress is not extravagant, but finely made regardless. The work of the finest tailors of Feoh and Ur, it should cost a lot.

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* PeelingPotatoes: In the remastered version, one misfortune of [[FallenPrincess Olga's]] BreakTheHaughty sequence involves peeling potatoes at the cook Boris's request. Rather than a PunishmentDetail, Olga and the rest of the GreatEscape crew [[JustifiedTrope need dinner]], so someone's gotta help out. Furthermore, she accepts his request because she imagines that [[TheDreaded Kyril]] would forbid her from eating if she were to pull some sort of stunt. On a [[PlayedForLaughs humorous]] note, Olga [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] her current predicament -- formerly [[EvilOverlord Dark Queen]], now a glorified potato peeler.


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* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough: [[TemptingFate Oh, Chloe]]. You'd think that no one would "dare brazenly strike at the Black Fortress", right after your liege lady reminds you that a fortress is not invincible. Cue Kyril and the Black Dogs arriving moments later, even coming out victorious in the next chapter.


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* StandardHeroReward: On the way to the [[SupervillainLair Black Fortress]], Kyril observes how the Black Dogs are eager to [[InvokedTrope invoke this trope]]. They are already planning what celebrations they will do when they return to Eostia as conquering heroes, which woman they are going to get, how many children they will have, and how they are going to live like kings with a hero's reward. [[{{Foreshadowing}} Small wonder]] that the mercenaries decide that [[PlayedForDrama building a Sex Slave Empire]] is a [[SarcasmMode brilliant]] idea.


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* StrawMisogynist: His StayInTheKitchen belief and motive of creating TheEmpire where every woman is a SexSlave are made blatantly clear. Him being the BigBad who kicks off the plot means that being "proven wrong" is [[DownplayedTrope not his one and only purpose in the story]].


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* WeCanRuleTogether: Vault offers Kyril to join his cause of building [[NoWomansLand a]] [[SexSlave Sex]] [[TheEmpire Empire]]. On the pragmatic side of things, it is always good to have a powerful [[OneManArmy warrior]] on his side. His reasoning, however, is heavily reliant on the assumption that AllMenArePerverts, thinking that Kyril, [[AManIsAlwaysEager a man]], would want "live like a king" to take and use as many partners as he pleased. [[EvilCannotComprehendGood Yeah, about that...]]


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* VillainHasAPoint: [[EvilChancellor Prime Minister Beasley]] is [[EvilCannotComprehendGood appalled]] of Kyril siding with [[TheAlliance the Seven Shields]], seeing them as "weak-willed women". He may be a DirtyOldMan with a VillainousCrush who sides with an ArmyOfThievesAndWhores who RapePillageAndBurn, but he is not wrong about how a couple members of the Seven Shields are "weak-willed".
** Alicia chooses to surrender the fortress she is supposed to defend, in exchange for a number of [[HostageSituation hostage]] nuns, who are [[RapeAsDrama raped]] anyway upon her surrender. What's worse is that an easy takeover happens despite the fortress being supposedly well-fortified, which shows that Alicia is weak-willed at best, and [[StupidSacrifice incom]][[DidntThinkThisThrough petent]] at worst.
** Despite Celestine's [[TheHighQueen benevolent]] rule of Eostia, she did [[GreatOffscreenWar engage in warfare]] with Olga [[ForeverWar for centuries]], which is contradictory to the more rational notion of [[Literature/TheArtOfWarSunTzu how wars ought to be brought to a conclusion as quickly as possible]]. Furthermore, the persistence of several problems ([[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slavery]], [[HumanTrafficking dark elf trafficking]], as well as human-dark-elf FantasticRacism) indicates that her measures/policies to deal with them lack effectiveness (hence the "weak-willed" part). For this reason, several characters resolve to double down on their efforts in tackling these problems.
* VillainousBreakdown: Happens to Beasley, upon knowing that the Hunter is coming for him, with Kin [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness cancelling his deal with him and the Mortadella Brothers]] afterwards. It gets [[MookHorrorShow worse]] when the Hunter personally comes to butcher him up.


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* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Shamuhaza is not the BigBad, but he still [[EldritchTransformation transforms]] into a great scuttling [[InsectoidAliens insect-like]] EldritchAbomination offstage, awaiting Kyril on a lake for one climactic battle. To [[WorldsStrongestMan the Good Hunter]], however, his opponent is nothing more than a giant beast, one amongst the many that he had slain in Yharnam. With a wry smile, the Hunter comments that [[ClippedWingAngel he doesn't know what he is anymore]], before telling Sanakan and Hugh to kill [[ItIsDehumanizing it]].]]
* PlayingWithSyringes: Pretty much Shamuhaza's M.O. as an EvilSorcerer -- the Neverborn experiments he conducts include: creating [[MixAndMatchCritters mix-and-match]] EliteMooks via subjecting InnocentBystanders to a FaceFullOfAlienWingWong; directly mutating {{mooks}} for them to be upgraded into more EliteMooks, and; delving into BlackMagic and [[spoiler:the [[ThingsManIsNotMeantToKnow Eldritch Truth]], which may or may not be research from the Healing Church or the School of Mensis]].
* VillainousBreakdown: [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] for Shamuhaza, as he [[spoiler:suffers a FateWorseThanDeath curtesy of Kyril unleashing his Eldritch might.]]
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Shamuhaza is an EvilSorceror who [[spoiler:attempts to harness the power of the Eldritch Truth, and later [[EldritchTransformation turns into]] an EldritchAbomination himself, throwing away his rational thought entirely]]. Of course this happens. [[spoiler:Compare him with his {{foil}}, Kyril Sutherland -- a far more powerful EldritchAbomination [[HumanoidAbomination in human form]], yet with tons more experience and restraint.]]


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* VillainousBreakdown: Mandeville loses whatever bravado he has after Kyril tells him that he can only sit and watch [[LaserGuidedKarma the wealth of his house being redistributed to the common people, some of whom are the dark elves he enslaved]].


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* YamatoNadeshiko: Evetta may not have the Japanese appearance, but she behaves like one with her soothing voice and deliberately graceful movements. As [[KindlyHousekeeper caretaker]] of [[PocketDimension the Dream]], Evetta has the domestic ability to match. She's [[NiceGirl sweet, polite]], [[TheStoic composed]], and [[UndyingLoyalty devoted]] to her Good Hunter, as well as whatever she's doing in the Dream whenever he is away. As for the essential SilkHidingSteel trait (or rather, ''[[AnimateInanimateObject Porcelain]]'' Hiding Steel), Evetta doesn't hesitate to [[spoiler:utilise her [[LovecraftianSuperpower "ancient power"]]]] when threatened, [[spoiler:either to make her belligerents behave, or to [[PsychicStrangle rend]] them outright]], maintaining her poise all the while. The cherry on top? She kindly [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu makes tea for Cthulhu]] [[spoiler:(the very same [[HumanoidAbomination Good Hunter]])]] as many times as she wants.

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* YamatoNadeshiko: Evetta may not have the Japanese appearance, appearance or hobbies, but she behaves like one with her soothing voice and deliberately graceful movements.movements. Her manner of dress (a bonnet, a small hair ornament, and a dress with intricate patterns sewn on it) is feminine and modest. As [[KindlyHousekeeper caretaker]] of [[PocketDimension the Dream]], Evetta has the domestic ability to match. She's [[NiceGirl sweet, polite]], polite, peaceful]], [[TheStoic composed]], unruffled]], and [[UndyingLoyalty devoted]] to her Good Hunter, Hunter as well as whatever she's doing her duties in the Dream (or Kyril's ''office'') whenever he is away. As for the essential SilkHidingSteel trait (or rather, ''[[AnimateInanimateObject Porcelain]]'' Hiding Steel), Evetta doesn't hesitate to [[spoiler:utilise her [[LovecraftianSuperpower "ancient power"]]]] when threatened, [[spoiler:either to make her belligerents behave, or to [[PsychicStrangle rend]] them outright]], maintaining her poise all the while. The cherry on top? She kindly [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu makes tea for Cthulhu]] [[spoiler:(the very same [[HumanoidAbomination Good Hunter]])]] as many times as she wants.



* PrincessClassic: Prim Fiorire is a teenage version. The basics are there: female, [[RoyalBlood royal]], and TheIngenue. Additional traits include being part of TheBeautifulElite that is [[TheAlliance the Seven Shields]], the [[LongHairIsFeminine long]] [[RoseHairedSweetie pink]] hair, the [[CoolCrown tiara]], and the preference of SimpleYetOpulent clothing in either [[VirginInAWhiteDress white]] or [[PrincessesPreferPink pink]]. Prim straddles the line between the traditional and modern take of this archetype. She's [[DelicateIsBeautiful delicate]], because she wasn't groomed to be a KnightInShiningArmor like her cousin Alicia. Nonetheless, she proves to be quite opinionated in the belief that [[NinetiesAntiHero the Hunter]] is [[PetTheDog actually not a bad person]] and is able to contribute to Eostia's cause. As a bonus, the resident [[TheCynic cynic]] of the story (the aforementioned Hunter) has never [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids mocked Prim for her idealism]]. Astonishing.

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* PrincessClassic: Prim Fiorire is a teenage version. The basics are there: female, [[RoyalBlood royal]], and TheIngenue. Additional traits include being part of TheBeautifulElite that is [[TheAlliance the Seven Shields]], the [[LongHairIsFeminine long]] long [[RoseHairedSweetie pink]] hair, the [[CoolCrown tiara]], and the preference of SimpleYetOpulent clothing in either [[VirginInAWhiteDress white]] white or [[PrincessesPreferPink pink]].pink. Prim straddles the line between the traditional and modern take of this archetype. She's described as [[DelicateIsBeautiful delicate]], because she wasn't groomed to be a KnightInShiningArmor like her cousin Alicia. Nonetheless, she proves to be quite opinionated in the belief that [[NinetiesAntiHero the Hunter]] is [[PetTheDog actually not a bad person]] person and is able to contribute to Eostia's cause. As a bonus, Astonishingly, the resident [[TheCynic cynic]] of the story (the aforementioned Hunter) has never [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids mocked Prim for her idealism]]. Astonishing.idealism]].


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