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* AwesomeButImpractical: Vermillion’s [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Sleep Paralysis]] [[WaveMotionGun hypercannon.]] It is the most powerful weapon in her arsenal, but Vermillion reserves it for ''total war'' because it could wipe out continents if used incorrectly. This, of course, makes it [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome totally awesome]] when it’s finally used against Anti-Mocha’s army in the ''Disappearance'' arc.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: Vermillion’s [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Sleep Paralysis]] [[WaveMotionGun hypercannon.]] It is the most powerful weapon in her arsenal, but Vermillion reserves it for ''total war'' because it could wipe out continents if used incorrectly. This, of course, makes it [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome totally awesome]] when it’s finally used against Anti-Mocha’s army in the ''Disappearance'' arc.


* AmbiguousDisorder: Mocha is sometimes implied to have some sort of mental anomaly, given her extremely bizarre thought patterns and delusional views of her relationships with others. On the other hand, it’s sometimes brushed off as pure eccentricity.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: AmbiguousDisorder:
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Mocha is sometimes implied to have some sort of mental anomaly, given her extremely bizarre thought patterns and delusional views of her relationships with others. On the other hand, it’s sometimes brushed off as pure eccentricity.eccentricity.
** It's very hard to place whether Quentin has a specific mental disorder or not. He's very lacking in empathy but still is capable of forming relationships, ruling him out of being a direct sociopath. It's implied that he's bipolar, however.



* BigBrotherInstinct: Despite Barwyn's own fears, he strives to act as a brother figure to the kids in the agency and his own sister, whether it be protecting them or giving them advice.



* CharacterDevelopment: Vermillion's character arcs focused on her hard-hearted character, challenging her to get past her traumas regarding Fitzwilliam and be open and sure of herself and her feelings. By the end of the series, while she’s still a notable snark, she’s much more openly loving and friendly to people.

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* CharacterDevelopment: CharacterDevelopment:
** As the series has gone on, Barwyn has gotten significantly better at facing his fears and standing up for himself, and by the time the final Wicker arc settled most of his scaredy-cat traits were gone.
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Vermillion's character arcs focused on her hard-hearted character, challenging her to get past her traumas regarding Fitzwilliam and be open and sure of herself and her feelings. By the end of the series, while she’s still a notable snark, she’s much more openly loving and friendly to people.



* ChivalrousPervert: Quentin is very fond of chasing after Vermillion's skirt but does legitimately respect her and most women.



* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: Barwyn shapeshifts into a chameleon kaijin whenever he’s feeling extreme fear. Which is often.
* IronButtMonkey: No matter what happens to Barwyn, he never dies. He’s fallen off cliffs, left to tigers, used as bait time and time again and still lives.



* NamedWeapons: Sleep Paralysis, Vermillion's hypercannon. As revealed in a Gatari & Friends update, her twin handguns are codenamed by her as Valve and Aorta (referencing the areas of a human heart), her hand cannon as Artery, and her rifle as Valentinix 360.

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* NamedWeapons: Sleep Paralysis, Vermillion's hypercannon. As revealed in a Gatari & Friends update, her twin handguns are codenamed by her as Valve and Aorta (referencing the areas of a human heart), her hand cannon as Artery, and her rifle as Valentinix 360.360.
* SharpDressedMan: Always dresses in a fancy suit. Even when he's casual, he still dresses in a neat dress shirt and tie.
* SuperStrength:
** Not explicitly stated, but Vermillion does have the ability to lift weapons and cannons bigger than her and use them (even twirl them) with ease, and she is occasionally shown being able to lift large stones or rubble with little problem.
** Quentin has massive strength due to some things he did while he was starting the circus. He once saves Mocha and Tate by stopping a train with one hand.
* SweetTooth: Vermillion loves sweet stuff, particularly cake.


* AmbiguousDisorder: Mocha is sometimes implied to have some sort of mental anomaly, given her extremely bizarre thought patterns and delusional views of her relationships with others. On the other hand, it’s sometimes brushed off as pure eccentricity.



* BatterUp: Takakazu's main weapon is a baseball bat, which he found in a closet while trying to help Mocha. He later gets an upgraded one.



* BigBrotherMentor: Barwyn for the younger members of the team, or at least he tries to be.

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* BigBrotherMentor: BigBrotherMentor:
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Barwyn for the younger members of the team, or at least he tries to be.



* BigEater: It’s usually in background gags, but Vermillion eats a lot, and she seems to spend a chunk of her free time baking. She also manages to finish off five bowls of noodles when the gang heads to Yuzhou.
* BiTheWay: While Mocha does show interest in boys, she is heavily implied to have a crush on Chai (hence her delusion about their relationship).



* BootsOfToughness: Vermillion wears red combat boots to accentuate her militaristic nature.



* BrotherSisterTeam: Barwyn and his little sister Callie.

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* BrotherSisterTeam: BrotherSisterTeam:
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Barwyn and his little sister Callie.



* BrutalHonesty:
** Takakazu, as a strict realist, tends to be very blunt with people (especially with the spacy people like Mocha).
** Vermillion never holds back in regards to telling people how it is, which sometimes makes her come off as mean or controlling. However, most of the time she’s right in what she says.



* CannotSpitItOut: One of Vermillion's flaws is her inability to deal with her feelings for people positively, which is addressed in her character arc. She eventually accepts how she feels towards others and openly tells Mocha, Tate, and Quentin that she loves them.



* Carnival of Killers: Quentin’s circus, quite literally.



* CelibateHero: Despite Micha frequent ShipTease with Tate, Mocha isn’t stated to have a love interest and seems to have had brief crushes at best. However, she was stated to have had a crush on Chai as a child, which built up her delusion that they were best friends



* CharacterDevelopment: Vermillion's character arcs focused on her hard-hearted character, challenging her to get past her traumas regarding Fitzwilliam and be open and sure of herself and her feelings. By the end of the series, while she’s still a notable snark, she’s much more openly loving and friendly to people.



** Kid Mocha.



* Cosmic Keystone: Asterisk’s soul, the aforementioned asterisk.

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* Cosmic Keystone: CosmicKeystone: Asterisk’s soul, the aforementioned asterisk.asterisk.
* CovertPervert: Revealed when she gets drunk in one episode, as she immediately starts rambling dirty stories to the kids and Quentin’s comment later gives the impression she has a lot of secret kinks.
* CrappyCarnival: Quentin’s circus, quite literally.



* DemonicPossession: Subverted; Takakazu had actually switched bodies with Quentin instead of being possessed by him, but he compares it to a possession due to Quentin’s stark differences in personality.



* FriendlessBackground: Mocha didn’t have many friends as a kid, as according to her everyone thought she was crazy.
* FrillsOfJustice: Vermillion is a hardcore military officer fighting for justice, and also wears lolita-esque dresses.



* HiddenBuxom: Vermillion's dress usually kind of hinders it, but as shown when she wears her party dress or Hartebreaker costume, her breasts are large.



* {{Lunarians}}: The inhabitants of Lunar City.

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* {{Lunarians}}: The inhabitants of Lunar City.City.
* NamedWeapons: Sleep Paralysis, Vermillion's hypercannon. As revealed in a Gatari & Friends update, her twin handguns are codenamed by her as Valve and Aorta (referencing the areas of a human heart), her hand cannon as Artery, and her rifle as Valentinix 360.


* DreamWeaver: Vermillion is one when not functioning as a soldier.

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* DreamWeaver: Vermillion is one when not functioning as a soldier.soldier.
* EdibleThemeNaming: All of Mocha’s school associates have food themes: Mocha herself (cafe mocha), Chai (chai tea), Millie (bananas foster), and Sammy (sandwich cookies)
* TheEeyore: Barwyn tends to be this, as while he has a hopeful philosophy he’s the most melancholy out of everyone in the team.
* EldritchAbomination: Wicker.
* ElectricTorture: Anti-Mocha gleefully inflicts this on the real Mocha.
* EmeraldPower: Barwyn’s chameleon powers were product of touching a mine of magical emeralds.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Tate over the course of the series, as he gets exposed to more of Mousouzen’s [[ToonPhysics unique physics.]]
* EnergyWeapons: Vermillion’s weapons are all plasma-based rather than using normal metal bullets.
* EnfantTerrible: Calliope.
** Sammy is a bit of a milder example, being [[{{Yandere}} intensely clingy of Mocha to the point of trying to get rid of Tate]] but otherwise not doing much evil.
* EveryoneIsASuper: Practically. Mocha says that everyone in Mousouzen has at least the potential to unlock some sort of personal power.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Marina, who rules the Deep Sea.
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: Martini, an octopus person from the wharf.
* EvilCounterpart: Chai Kyomushugi is this to Mocha.
* EvilIsPetty: Chai.
* EvilIsSexy: Black Velvet and Higanbana.
* EvilMeScaresMe: Mocha with Anti and Nega.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Wicker has a notably deep, hissing voice.
** Averted with Fitzwilliam, who has a high and silly-sounding voice despite being one of the series’ most dangerous and abhorrent antagonists.
** Double subverted with Quentin. While his usual tone is smooth and jovial (if a little off-sounding) his real voice more lower and scratchier.
* FantasticNatureReserve: Morimori, a dark magical forest.
* FantasticRacism: While it doesn’t upset the balance of the general society, there is a notable bias in the more fantastical folk towards humans and people from Reality like Tate, as Mousouzenians tend to believe that [[HumansAreWeird humans are a silly race that doesn’t seem to have any fun due to their groundedness.]]
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Some areas of Mousouzen reflect areas of Earth:
** Keikaku seems to be a hyperfuturistic version of New York or Tokyo.
** Morimori was based on the forests of Japan, while the neighboring city-state of Yuzhou is based on Shanghai, China.
** Quentin’s homeworld seems to be modelled on Victorian England.
* FantasyKitchenSink: Mousouzen.
* TheFashionista: Chai, [[spoiler:which becomes especially apparent after she joins the team.]]
* FieryRedhead: Vermillion.
* FightingYourFriend: Technically in the final battle between Tate and Anti-Mocha. Subverted in that [[AxCrazy Anti-Mocha is anything but Tate’s friend.]]
* FlowerMotifs: Higanbana and red spider lilies, which is actually what “higanbana” means.
* FluffyCloudHeaven: Aozora, a [[BlueIsHeroic blue and white]] cloud city that is supposed to resemble Heaven. Made more obvious by it being ruled by Aoi, an archangel.
* FogFeet: Fang has a ghost tail instead of feet.
* ForScience: Mocha does quite a few things for the sake of science.
** Nega-Mocha claims this is her only motivation anymore after failing to resurrect Tate.
* FreakLabAccident: What happened to Dr. Rey.
* FunctionalMagic: Magic in Mousouzen is split into three categories: stage magic, sorcery, and natural magic. Stage magic is pretty much the small-fry, ordinary magic trick, like pulling a rabbit out of a hat. (Quentin claims that sometimes it’s less magic and more knowing how to manipulate the eye.) Sorcery is actual spell magic, and is the bending and manipulation of natural magic. Sorcery involves spells and incantations, and is used for battle, utility, and craft. Natural magic is the natural supernatural magic that is part of nature itself, though it can be manipulated. Witches usually work with sorcery and natural magic.
* FuturisticSuperhighway: In Keikaku.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Glowing eyes are almost certainly a sign of bad news in this series. Quentin’s eyes glow [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] when he’s murderously enraged, Fitzwilliam’s eyes glow when he’s shifting, all characters’ eyes glow when [[BrainwashedAndCrazy possessed or being controlled]], and Wicker’s eyes glow like lamps.
* GodIsGood: Asterisk.
* GoodIsNotNice: Vermillion, for how firmly she is on the good guys’ team, is the least friendly out of the main cast.
* GracefulLadiesPreferPurple: Quentin’s sisters, similarly to himself, wear purple and are shown to be quite wealthy and graceful.
* GreatBigBookOfEverything: Mocha’s Book of Ultraviolet.
* GreatBigLibraryOfEverything: The Keikaku Library and Heaven’s Library.
* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:.txt.]]
* GreenThumb: Sylvan, being a spirit of nature, can control plants.
* TheGrimReaper: Belladonna.
* HeroSecretService: Pretty much the Members of Irou’s job description.
* HiddenAgendaVillain: [[spoiler:.txt.]]
* {{Hologram}}: Dr. Rey has been turned into this as a result of a Freak Lab Accident.
* HorribleJudgeInCharacter: Mocha, as sweet as she is, tends to put trust in people who she probably shouldn’t.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Mocha tends to get along well with adults and has several friends who are older than her. But then again, [[AllTheOtherReindeer she was rejected by people her own age.]]
* ItAmusedMe: Quentin’s motivation for a lot of things.
* {{Keet}}: Macchiato, Quentin, and Sammy.
* KidDetective: Mocha tries to be one in several episodes, with some emphasis on "tries".
* KidHero: Mocha and Tate are only 16 and 15 respectively.
* KnifeNut: Barwyn is actually a heroic example; due to his aversion to guns but [[ImprobableAimingSkills impeccable aim]], his signature weapons tend to be darts or throwing knives.
* LadyInRed: Vermillion.
* LaughingMad: Quentin, most prominently.
* LethalLavaLand: The Obsidian Mine, an underground world filled with underground volcanoes.
* LevelAte: The Kingdom of Dulcis, a land made out of food and sweets.
* TheLostWoods: Morimori, a large forest and magical nature reserve.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: Quentin falls in love with Vermillion after she promptly beats him for brainwashing Mocha and Tate.
* {{Lunarians}}: The inhabitants of Lunar City.


* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Demons. [[spoiler:Later subverted; technically demons were more necessary Lawful Evils until Fitzwilliam took over and caused an uprising.]]

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Demons. [[spoiler:Later subverted; technically demons were more necessary [[LawfulEvil Lawful Evils Evils]] until Fitzwilliam took over and caused an uprising.]]



* AlphaBitch: Chai Kyomushugi. [[spoiler:Though she later mellows into a Lovable Alpha Bitch.]]

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* AlphaBitch: Chai Kyomushugi. [[spoiler:Though she later mellows into a Lovable Alpha Bitch.LovableAlphaBitch.]]


** [[spoiler:Chai]]’s parents were emotionally abusive and essentially used her as a tool and source of prestige, never giving her any attention beyond that. This is of course what led to her Attention Whore tendencies.

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** [[spoiler:Chai]]’s parents were emotionally abusive and essentially used her as a tool and source of prestige, never giving her any attention beyond that. This is of course what led to her Attention Whore AttentionWhore tendencies.



* AffectionateNickname: Quentin is a large source of these, being the Nicknamer and also just being too lazy to call anyone by name. Most notable are “Coffee Cup”/”Coffee Beans” (Mocha), “Agent Harte” (Vermillion) and “Star-Eyes” (Asterisk).

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* AffectionateNickname: Quentin is a large source of these, being the Nicknamer TheNicknamer and also just being too lazy to call anyone by name. Most notable are “Coffee Cup”/”Coffee Beans” (Mocha), “Agent Harte” (Vermillion) and “Star-Eyes” (Asterisk).



* ArchEnemy: Chai considers Mocha this. It's not mutual.

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* ArchEnemy: Chai considers Mocha this. [[CaptainOblivious It's not mutual.]]



* AttentionWhore: Chai Kyomushugi. Although slightly justified given her experiences.

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* AttentionWhore: Chai Kyomushugi. Although slightly justified understandable given her [[AbusiveParents experiences.]]



* AwesomeButImpractical: Vermillion’s Sleep Paralysis hypercannon. It is the most powerful weapon in her arsenal, but Vermillion reserves it for ''total war'' because it could wipe out continents if used incorrectly. This, of course, makes it totally awesome when it’s finally used against Anti-Mocha’s army in the Disappearance arc.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: Vermillion’s [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Sleep Paralysis hypercannon. Paralysis]] [[WaveMotionGun hypercannon.]] It is the most powerful weapon in her arsenal, but Vermillion reserves it for ''total war'' because it could wipe out continents if used incorrectly. This, of course, makes it [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome totally awesome awesome]] when it’s finally used against Anti-Mocha’s army in the Disappearance ''Disappearance'' arc.



* BadassNormal: Tate, post-Disappearance arc.

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* BadassNormal: Tate, post-Disappearance post-''Disappearance'' arc.



Beware the Silly Ones: As with the case of characters like Quentin and Fitzwilliam, both cartoonishly loony villains who are also dangerously psychotic and ridiculously powerful to boot.



* BigBad: Wicker is the main villain of the series.

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* BigBad: Wicker is the main villain of the series. [[spoiler: [[TheManBehindTheMan Or is he?]]]]



* BlackBeadEyes



* ComedicSociopathy: All over the place, the explanation being that everyone is aware of the Toon Physics that affects the world enough that they're less inclined to worry about serious injury when pulling off gags or stunts.

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* ComedicSociopathy: All over the place, the explanation being that everyone is aware of the Toon Physics ToonPhysics that affects the world enough that they're less inclined to worry about serious injury when pulling off gags or stunts.



* DistantFinale: [[spoiler:The series finishes up with a few shots of life several years after Wicker’s defeat and Asterisk’s death, showing Tate making an era of peace as Asterism, Mocha’s new position in Mousouzen, the Storyteller’s happy life at home, Vermillion and Quentin’s child, and the arrival of Choux Kojinshugi at her new school.]]

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* DistantFinale: [[spoiler:The series finishes up with a few shots of life several years after Wicker’s Fitzwilliam and .txt’s defeat and Asterisk’s death, showing Tate making an era of peace as Asterism, Mocha’s new position in Mousouzen, the Storyteller’s happy life at home, Vermillion and Quentin’s child, and the arrival of Choux Kojinshugi at her new school.]]


* DreamWeaver: Vermillion is one when not functioning as a soldier.

Drop the Hammer: Clockwork wields a giant brass hammer.
Dual Wielding: Vermillion and Vivace both dual-wield their handguns and revolvers respectively.
Dying Alone

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* DreamWeaver: Vermillion is one when not functioning as a soldier.

Drop the Hammer: Clockwork wields a giant brass hammer.
Dual Wielding: Vermillion and Vivace both dual-wield their handguns and revolvers respectively.
Dying Alone
soldier.


* Another Dimension: Where the series takes place.

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* Another Dimension: AnotherDimension: Where the series takes place.



* Apologetic Attacker: Barwyn.

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* Apologetic Attacker: ApologeticAttacker: Barwyn.



* Beam-O-War

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* Beam-O-WarBenevolentArchitecture: The entirety of the City of Keikaku, as well as World City.
* BenevolentBoss: Sekai is kind, attentive and motherly to the Members of Irou.
* BetaCouple: Barwyn and Leng Jing, at least in the main cast.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: A lot of the characters are decently nice, but also have the power and skill to beat you senseless.
Beware the Silly Ones: As with the case of characters like Quentin and Fitzwilliam, both cartoonishly loony villains who are also dangerously psychotic and ridiculously powerful to boot.
* {{BFG}}: Some of Vermillion’s weapons, such as her sniper rifle. They're almost as big as her.
* BigBad: Wicker is the main villain of the series.
* BigBrotherMentor: Barwyn for the younger members of the team, or at least he tries to be.
** Macchiato also takes up this role occasionally.
* BlackComedy: Surprisingly, this show loves dark jokes or poking fun at a dire (but wacky) situation the characters fall into.
** Fitzwilliam and Quentin’s characters both run on this kind of humor as well.
* BlackEyesOfCrazy: Calliope has these.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: A good percentage of Mousouzen. Due to the nature of some monsters (such as vampires, yuki onna, or demons) some might have very skewed morality compared to the other characters. Youkai in particular are guilty of this.
* BigGood: Asterisk.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Quentin describes his family as this.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Asterisk ceases to exist and Tate gives up his existence in his home dimension to protect Mousouzen. But the Storyteller can go home, Mocha becomes a legendary scientist in Mousouzen, Vermillion and Quentin get married and even have kids, and Mocha starts the story over by choosing Choux Kojinshugi as the next Visitor.]]
* BlackBeadEyes
* BlackEyesOfEvil: Calliope has these, and Fitzwilliam gains these when he shifts into demon form.
* BlobMonster: Wicker. He can also turn other people into blob monsters.
* {{Bokukko}}: Vermillion, as part of her rough-and-tumble personality.
* BoobsOfSteel: Vermillion, being full-figured and quite badass.
* BornOfMagic: It’s strongly implied that witches are made of magic.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Quentin’s magnum opus is hypnotizing people and assimilating them into his circus, as props or as performers.
* BrotherSisterTeam: Barwyn and his little sister Callie.
** Also Mocha and Macchiato.
* ButtMonkey: Barwyn, whom is routinely picked on for his ExtremeDoormat tendencies and gets hurt once an episode.
* {{Calvinball}}: The Annual Mousouzen Cross-Country Car Race Chase, a “make your own rules” road race.
* CanonWelding: Several short stories and miniseries were released to blend together the series with its companions, such as A Conversation Between Siblings and Fallen Down to illustrate the Cleos mentioning the events of Nine Tales to Mocha and Fallen’s losing his throne to Fitzwilliam.
* Carnival of Killers: Quentin’s circus, quite literally.
* CelestialBody: Nova and Selena both have hair and body parts seemingly made out of stars.
* CerebusRollercoaster: The series rapidly changes gears between dark situations and comedy.
* CerebusSyndrome: As of ''Disappearance'', the series got slightly darker.
* ChainsawGood: Fitzwilliam uses a monochromatic, magical chainsaw.
* CheerfulChild: Sammy Owenchester. [[CrazyJealousGuy When he's not plotting against Tate, that is.]]
** Kid Mocha.
* TheChewToy: Barwyn.
* CessationOfExistence: What happened to the original creator of Mousouzen. [[spoiler:Supposedly.]]
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Anti-Mocha’s taser comes in handy later, as Tate uses it to short out the cage holding the real Mocha.]]
* ChildhoodFriends: Mocha and Chai, if you could call them that.
* ChristmasEpisode: There have been a handful focusing on different characters.
* CityOfAdventure: The City of Keikaku.
* ComedicSociopathy: All over the place, the explanation being that everyone is aware of the Toon Physics that affects the world enough that they're less inclined to worry about serious injury when pulling off gags or stunts.
* CoolBigSis: Vermillion, once she [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosts.]]
** Mocha is seen as this by Sammy.
** [[spoiler:Chai also molds into this after her reformation.]]
* Cosmic Keystone: Asterisk’s soul, the aforementioned asterisk.
* CreepyChild: Calliope, a childlike and amoral demon.
* CrystalLandscape: Diamond Cove.
* CulturedBadass: Quentin. Very powerful and a noted performer.
* CuteAndPsycho: Madeline.
* CuteGhostGirl: Fang the Ghost.
* DarkIsEvil: The Demons have strong dark motifs.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Vermillion at first. She's very rude and icy to Tate for a portion of the story before warming up to him and equating him to Mocha in how much she cares for him.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Asterisk, .txt, and Fitzwilliam all have monochromatic color schemes (with only bits of red or yellow).
* DidntWantAnAdventure: Barwyn. All the time.
* DistantFinale: [[spoiler:The series finishes up with a few shots of life several years after Wicker’s defeat and Asterisk’s death, showing Tate making an era of peace as Asterism, Mocha’s new position in Mousouzen, the Storyteller’s happy life at home, Vermillion and Quentin’s child, and the arrival of Choux Kojinshugi at her new school.]]
* DisappearedDad: Tate and Mocha share a lack of fathers, as Tate’s parents are divorced and Mocha’s mother is single.
* DistaffCounterpart: Macchiato to Mocha, being an OppositeSexClone.
* DistressedDude: Commonly Barwyn.
* DitzyGenius: Mocha is the ''poster child'' of this trope. She’s listed as an [[TeenGenius academic prodigy that entered the scientific field and is working for the highest authority in the country at the age of 16]], but is also an [[CaptainOblivious oblivious]] [[NiceGirl sweetheart]] with [[CloudCuckooLander delusions and a great misunderstanding of how people work.]]
** [[spoiler:In the latter half of the series, Quentin turns out to be this, being a [[RenaissanceMan versed entertainer]] that can sing, dance, act, and perform magic and acrobatics, as well as has a rather good knowledge of chemistry and biology and can fluently speak French...though personality-wise he’s a [[AxCrazy psychotic]] [[{{Keet}} goofball]] with [[NoSocialSkills lacking social skills.]]]]
* DorkKnight: The main characters.
* DragonsUpTheYinYang: The Elemental Dragons.
* DreamLand: There is one, and it takes the form of an Acid Trip Dimension as a whole. However, its appearance varies depending on the person. As of now, Fitzwilliam mostly camps there, and while Vermillion has duties in the waking world she can shape the dream world to her liking.
* DreamWalker: Vermillion, Calliope and Fitzwilliam are capable of entering other people’s dreams, and is even how Vermillion manages to protect the Members of Irou from the villains’ mind games using her skill.
* DreamWeaver: Vermillion is one when not functioning as a soldier.

Drop the Hammer: Clockwork wields a giant brass hammer.
Dual Wielding: Vermillion and Vivace both dual-wield their handguns and revolvers respectively.
Dying Alone


* {{Badass}}: Most of the characters.


** [spoiler:Quentin has become like this for the latter half of the series.]]

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** [spoiler:Quentin [[spoiler:Quentin has become like this for the latter half of the series.]]



* {{Animesque}}: While the series mostly runs on cartoon conventions, the sci-fi, action and magical aspects allude to anime such as [[Anime/SergeantKeroro Sergeant Keroro]], [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya]] or [[Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco Space Patrol Luluco]].

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* {{Animesque}}: While the series mostly runs on cartoon conventions, the sci-fi, action and magical aspects allude to anime such as [[Anime/SergeantKeroro [[Manga/SgtFrog Sergeant Keroro]], [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya]] or [[Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco Space Patrol Luluco]].Luluco]].
* Another Dimension: Where the series takes place.
* ApocalypseHow: Anti-Mocha attempts to create a Class Z during her VillainousBreakdown.
* Apologetic Attacker: Barwyn.
* TheApprentice: How the Choosing works.
* ArchEnemy: Chai considers Mocha this. It's not mutual.
* ArcSymbol: The asterisk stays prominent throughout the series as a symbol of Asterisk herself, as well as symbol of renewal (as the asterisk reset the world twice). It’s especially prominent in the Disappearance arc, as it gets into the wrong hands and reveals who Asterisk used to be.
**There’s also the television, which shows up predominantly with .txt as a symbol of consciousness.
* ArcWords: “The Asterisk guides the way.”
* AristocratsAreEvil: The Kyomushugi and Reinhart families, both being rich and greedy people that often give the heroes strife with their schemes to uphold their names.
* ArtifactOfDoom: Half of the premise is Mocha’s job of retrieving these.
* ArtificialHuman: Kiseki and Macchiato.
* ArtificialOutdoorsDisplay: The City of Keikaku has a digital projective force field.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Quentin and Chai after their reformations.]]
* AttentionWhore: Chai Kyomushugi. Although slightly justified given her experiences.
* AuthorAppeal: The series was created for two reasons: one, Mochagatari wanted a completely original series to work with instead of making multiseries-crossovers; and two, because she wanted an original universe filled with all the monsters, settings, and creatures she liked.
* AttractiveBentGender: Macchiato is considered this for Mocha.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: All the gods are rather docile, but all kick MAJOR ass when it’s necessary.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Vermillion’s Sleep Paralysis hypercannon. It is the most powerful weapon in her arsenal, but Vermillion reserves it for ''total war'' because it could wipe out continents if used incorrectly. This, of course, makes it totally awesome when it’s finally used against Anti-Mocha’s army in the Disappearance arc.
* AxCrazy: Most of the villains.
* {{Badass}}: Most of the characters.
* BadassAdorable: Mocha and Vivace.
* BadassArmy: The Monochrome Army.
* BadassCrew: The Members of Irou.
* BadassNormal: Tate, post-Disappearance arc.
* BadBoss: Quentin parodies one in regards to how he treats his performers.
* BashBrothers: Vermillion and Mocha.
* BeachEpisode: Ironically titled “The Obligatory Beach Episode”.
* Beam-O-War


* AbhorrentAdmirer: Madeline Sprinkles.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Madeline Sprinkles.Madeline.
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Fern’s Hanasaku sword. Which makes sense, since it is blessed.



** Chai’s parents were emotionally abusive and essentially used her as a tool and source of prestige, never giving her any attention beyond that. This is of course what led to her [[AttentionWhore Attention Whore]] tendencies.
** Then there's Quentin’s parents, who similarly used him as a prop in their lives and discarded him when he disobeyed them.
* AdventureFriendlyWorld: Mousouzen is a pretty nice fit to the word ''utopia'', at least in the sense that everyone is decently friendly and accepting to one another (including the political figures, who see each other as family) even with humans and monsters living in the same place. However, there are enough evil, crazy or mischievous people or unruly supernatural forces to keep the heroes and deities busy.

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** Chai’s **[[spoiler:Chai]]’s parents were emotionally abusive and essentially used her as a tool and source of prestige, never giving her any attention beyond that. This is of course what led to her [[AttentionWhore Attention Whore]] Whore tendencies.
** Then **[[spoiler:Then there's Quentin’s parents, who similarly used hardly seemed to want him at all and even allowed him to be framed for murder.]]
* ActionGirl: Most of the girls in the series are!
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Mocha
as a prop in their lives child.
* {{Adorkable}}: Quite a few characters, but Mocha
and discarded him when he disobeyed them.
Barwyn qualify most.
* AdventureDuo: Mocha and Tate.
* AdventureFriendlyWorld: Mousouzen is a pretty nice fit to the word ''utopia'', utopia, at least in the sense that everyone is decently friendly and accepting to one another (including the political figures, who see each other as family) even with humans and monsters living in the same place. However, there are enough evil, crazy or mischievous people or unruly supernatural forces to keep the heroes and deities busy.busy.
* AdventureTowns: Most of the locations in Murikuni.
* AerithAndBob: Some characters’ names are quite extravagant versus others: names like Mocha, Sekai, and Asterisk are next to names like Tate, Quentin, and Millie.



** [[spoiler:Quentin has become like this for the latter half of the series.]]
** Professor Gear.

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** [[spoiler:Quentin **[spoiler:Quentin has become like this for the latter half of the series.]]
** Professor Gear.* AffectionateNickname: Quentin is a large source of these, being the Nicknamer and also just being too lazy to call anyone by name. Most notable are “Coffee Cup”/”Coffee Beans” (Mocha), “Agent Harte” (Vermillion) and “Star-Eyes” (Asterisk).
**Mocha sometimes refers to Tate as “Taters”, especially while teasing him.
**[[spoiler:While initially calling Quentin “Circus Freak” as an insult, Vermillion started calling him such as a term of endearment.]]



**Vermillion is also stated to be unable to age at all.
* AIIsACrapshoot: Mocha’s A.I. from one episode, which tries to take over the facility.
* AlasPoorVillain
* AlienBlood: Vivace’s blood is a glittery orange.



* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Nova and Vivace.



* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Demons. [[spoiler:Subverted when Fallen is introduced.]]
* AlphaBitch: Chai Kyomushugi.
** And Princess Chocolara in the side story featuring her.
* AlternateUniverse: Anti-Mocha and Nega-Mocha’s worlds. Anti-Mocha’s universe involves Mocha being a psychopath from the beginning and killing Asterisk to make the world her own; Nega-Mocha’s universe has her start out like in canon but Tate’s death brings her into a psychotic depression.

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Mocha was outcasted as a kid for her uniquely strange tendencies.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Demons. [[spoiler:Subverted when Fallen is introduced.[[spoiler:Later subverted; technically demons were more necessary Lawful Evils until Fitzwilliam took over and caused an uprising.]]
* AllWomenAreLustful: Higanbana, Black Velvet, and Fukuhina.
* AlphaBitch: Chai Kyomushugi.
** And Princess Chocolara in the side story featuring her.
Kyomushugi. [[spoiler:Though she later mellows into a Lovable Alpha Bitch.]]
* AlternateIdentityAmnesia
* AlternateUniverse: Anti-Mocha and Nega-Mocha’s worlds.world. Anti-Mocha’s universe involves Mocha being a psychopath from the beginning and killing Asterisk to make the world her own; Nega-Mocha’s universe has her start out like in canon but Tate’s death brings her into a psychotic depression.



* AmbiguousGender: Martini the Octopus is stated to be genderless.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Mocha, and most of the humans in Mousouzen.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Mocha and her mother Sayo.
* AmbiguousGender: Martini the Octopus is stated to be genderless.
has no clear gender, despite their feminine hair and body shape and distinctly male voice.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Mocha, technically.
* AmbiguousTimePeriod: It’s clearly the New Millennium in Reality, but it’s never directly specified what year or time period Mousouzen is in (times specifying dates only give the day
and most of month, never the humans year, and years are given in Mousouzen.quantities, i.e. “2 years ago”).



* [[spoiler:AndTheAdventureContinues: How the series ends. Mocha is now the new Asterisk, Tate is the new leader of the Members of Irou, Vermillion and Quentin marry, and Mocha chooses Choux Kojinshugi as her new understudy...]]
* {{Animesque}}: While the series mostly runs on cartoon conventions, the sci-fi, action and magical aspects allude to anime such as ''Manga/SgtFrog'', ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
* AnotherDimension: Where the series takes place.
* TheApprentice: The Choosing is the period of time for Sekai to choose the most eligible candidate for her apprenticeship. Mocha is her current understudy.
* ApocalypseHow: Anti-Mocha attempts to create a Class Z during her [[VillainousBreakdown Villainous Breakdown]].
* ArcSymbol: The asterisk stays prominent throughout the series as a symbol of Asterisk herself, as well as symbol of renewal [[spoiler:(as the asterisk reset the world twice)]]. It’s especially prominent in the Disappearance arc, as it gets into the wrong hands and reveals who Asterisk used to be.
* AristocratsAreEvil: The Reinhart and Kyomushugi clans manage to cause a good deal of trouble throughout the series, with Quentin and Chai being large instigators.
* ArtifactOfDoom: Half of the premise is Mocha’s job of retrieving these.
* ArtificialHuman: Kiseki.
** And Macchiato.
* ArtificialOutdoorsDisplay: The City of Keikaku has a digital projective force field.
* AttentionWhore: '''Chai Kyomushugi.''' Although understandable given her [[AbusiveParents experiences]].
* AttractiveBentGender: Macchiato is considered this to Mocha.
** And then there's Quinn.
* AuthorAppeal: The series was created for two reasons: Mochagatari wanted a completely original series to work with instead of simply working on fanmade crossovers, and she wanted a series that used all the elements, tone, creatures and locations that she liked in a single place.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: All the deity characters are pretty nice and docile (well, most of them) but every one can kick MAJOR ass when the plot calls for it.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Vermillion’s Sleep Paralysis hypercannon. It is the most powerful weapon in her arsenal, but Vermillion reserves it for total war because it could wipe out ''continents'' if used incorrectly. This, of course, makes it totally awesome when it’s finally used against Anti-Mocha’s army in the ''Disappearance'' arc.
* AxCrazy: Most of the villains.
* BadassCrew: The Members of Irou.
* BeachEpisode: "Warm Weather Endeavors". It's even lampshaded as the "obligatory beach episode".
* BenevolentArchitecture: A lot of the settings in Mousouzen, particularly Aozora and Keikaku.
* BenevolentBoss: Sekai to the main team.
* [[BlackEyesOfCrazy Black Eyes of Crazy]]/[[BlackEyesOfEvil Black Eyes of Evil]]: Calliope has these.
* BigGood: Asterisk.
* BornOfMagic: It's heavily implied this is the case with witches.
* ButtMonkey: Barwyn, whom is routinely picked on for his [[ExtremeDoormat Extreme Doormat]] tendencies and [[TheChewToy gets hurt once an episode.]]
* {{Calvinball}}: The Annual Mousouzen Cross-Country Car Race Chase.
* CelestialBody: Nova and Selena both have hair and body parts seemingly made out of stars.
* ChildhoodFriends: Mocha and Chai, if you could call them that.
* {{Cloudcuckooland}}
* CreepyCemetery: Dexter lives in one, the Deep Woods Cemetery.
* CrystalLandscape: The ruins of Chlorenia.
* CuteGhostGirl: Fang.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Asterisk, .txt, and Fitzwilliam all have monochromatic color schemes (with only bits of red or yellow).
* DidntWantAnAdventure: Barwyn on a regular basis.
* DisappearedDad: Tate. According to him, his parents divorced long ago.
* DistaffCounterpart: Macchiato to Mocha, given he's also an [[OppositeSexClone Opposite Sex Clone]].
* DitzyGenius: Mocha is the ''poster child'' of this trope. She’s listed as an academic prodigy that entered the scientific field and is working for the highest authority in the country at the age of ''16'', but is also an [[CaptainOblivious oblivious]] [[NiceGirl sweetheart]] with [[CloudCuckooLander delusions]] and a [[ComicallyMissingThePoint great misunderstanding of how people work.]]
** In the latter half of the series, Quentin turns out to be this. He is a versed and talented entertainer that can sing, dance, act, and perform magic and acrobatics, as well as has a rather good knowledge of chemistry and biology and can fluently speak French. However, personality-wise, he’s a [[AxCrazy psychotic]] [[TalkativeLoon goofball]] with [[NoSocialSkills lacking social skills.]]
* DorkKnight: Most of the main cast.
* DragonsUpTheYinYang: The Elemental Dragons.
* DreamWeaver: Vermillion is one when not functioning as a soldier.
* DropTheHammer: Clockwork wields a huge brass hammer as her [[WeaponOfChoice Weapon of Choice]].
* ElectricTorture: Anti-Mocha subjects Mocha to this.
* EveryoneIsASuper
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Vivace, who is a princess from another planet.
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: Martini, an octopus from the wharf.
** And [[GiantSquid Seymour]].
* EvilCounterpart: Chai can be considered one to Mocha, being pretty much the complete opposite of her.
* EvilMeScaresMe: Mocha with Anti and Nega.
* FangsAreEvil: One of the things that immediately tipped off Mocha and Tate to Quentin's true nature was his shark-like teeth.
* FantasticNatureReserve: Morimori, a dark magical forest.
* FantasyKitchenSink: Mousouzen, where everything from angels to fairies to dragons exist.
* FieryRedhead: Vermillion.
* FluffyCloudHeaven: Aozora, a blue and white cloud city that is supposed to resemble Heaven. Made more obvious by it being ruled by Aoi, an archangel.
* FunctionalMagic: Magic in Mousouzen is split into three categories: stage magic, sorcery, and natural magic. Stage magic is pretty much the small-fry, ordinary magic trick, like pulling a rabbit out of a hat. (Quentin claims that sometimes it’s less magic and more knowing how to manipulate the eye.) Sorcery is actual spell magic, and is the bending and manipulation of natural magic. Sorcery involves spells and incantations, and is used for battle, utility, and craft. Natural magic is the natural supernatural magic that is part of nature itself, though it can be manipulated. Witches usually work with sorcery and natural magic.
* GamerChick: Remy, who loves playing video games as much as she likes trapping people in deadly versions of them.
* GhostAmnesia: Fang apparently has no memory of her life and only brief glimpses of how she died.
* GiantSquid: Seymour, Princess Marina's husband.
* GratuitousJapanese: All over the place, largely because of [[AuthorAppeal Author Appeal.]]
* GreatBigLibraryOfEverything: The Keikaku Library and Heaven’s Library.
* TheGrimReaper: Belladonna.
* HappilyAdopted: Mocha by Sekai.
** Macchiato is also adopted by Mocha as a big brother.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: [[spoiler:Quentin in the latter part of the series.]]
* HiddenAgendaVillain: .txt.
* {{Hologram}}: Dr. Rey is currently in the form of one after a FreakLabAccident.
* HumanAliens: Vivace and Mocha.
* ImAHumanitarian: Madeline, who gleefully kills and candies human parts to eat.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Vermillion does this numerous times, most notably beating up two robbers in only a slit dress and heels.
* KidHero: The main AdventureDuo. Mocha and Tate are only 16 and 15 respectively.
* LaughingMad: Several of the loonier characters, most prominently Quentin.
* LevelAte: The Kingdom of Dulcis, a land made out of food and sweets.
* LightEmUp: While Sekai doesn't partake in fighting much, she has light-based powers.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* TheLostWoods: Morimori.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: Quentin immediately fell in love with Vermillion after she beat him senseless in their first meeting.
* {{Lunarians}}: The inhabitants of Lunar City.
* MagicalGirlWarrior: Vermillion parodies one.
* ManInWhite: Sylvan.
* MassHypnosis: Quentin has this ability.
* MindControlEyes: Anyone under Quentin's hypnosis has golden eyes to match his own.
* {{Muggles}}: "Realists", the term for completely normal humans from the normal world, such as Tate.
* NervousWreck: Barwyn most prominently, being constantly anxious and phobic.
** Also Millie.
* NiceMeanAndInBetween: The three mains, with Mocha being the nice, Vermillion being the mean and Tate being in-between.
* ObsessedWithFood: Madeline, who is obsessed with candy.
* {{Pirates}}: The Poison Urchin crew.
* PlayingWithFire: Leng Jing, a fire dragon. Homura also has talent with fire as a fire spinner.
* PrincessesRule: Marina, who rules solitary over the Deep Sea.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The main cast, which consists of a quirky, overly-optimistic DimensionalTraveler, a wary teenage OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, a snarky and feminine-looking OneWomanArmy, a [[NervousWreck anxious and phobic]]chameleon shapeshifter, a hyperactive space princess gunslinger, a clockwork android scientist, and a trickster fire dragon, with an TalkativeLoon StageMagician joining later on. And yes, they are equally as [[BunnyEarsLawyer insane and effective as you'd think they are.]]
* RapidFireComedy
* ResetButton: [[spoiler:Asterisk’s soul, the said asterisk, has the power to reset the universe at the possessors will. Gatari used the asterisk to destroy the old world before fusing with it and shaping Mousouzen, and Mocha and Tate use it to destroy Mousouzen to rid the world of Wicker and free Gatari.]]
* RetiredBadass: Sylvan. If Asterisk is to be believed, he was once a very harsh and powerful man with extensive and deadly powers over nature, and while he still has those powers, he’s become much looser.
* RichBitch: Chai Kyomushugi.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Tate and Mocha.
* SciFiKitchenSink
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Chai.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: All of the characters, regardless of gender, are probably a victim of outrageous amounts of slapstick at least once.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: The series is generally lighthearted and silly, making use of the nonsensical fantastic setting and wacky characters. However, once threats or villains come in and make themselves known, the tone of the series significantly darkens.
* SpacePolice: The Selenic Task Patrol.
* StalkerWithACrush: Madeline towards Tate.
* SteamPunk: Kagari.
* SubvertedKidsShow: The series is mostly lighthearted, bizarre and comical, but it also has some pretty intensely dark themes for a normally PG-13 toon.
* TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity: Happens with Barwyn a lot.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Quentin.
* ThatManIsDead: Dr. Rey feels this way about his human self, although it's shown that he’s not completely gone.
* TheTeam: The Members of Irou.
** [[TheHero The Heroine]]: Mocha, although she also counts as TheHeart.
** TheLancer: Tate, as well as TheTeamNormal.
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: Vermillion, being the most capable fighter.
** TheHeart: If it's not Mocha being this, it's certainly Barwyn. He's also the TeamDad.
** TheChick: Vivace, as the youngest and the most supportive.
** TheSmartGuy: Skipper, being the main scientist of the group besides Mocha.
** TeamMom: Leng Jing, as the most motherly.
** TokenEvilTeammate:[[spoiler:Quentin, when he joins the main cast, with a dash of TheWackyGuy.]]
** [[MissionControl Mission Control]]/[[TheMentor The Mentor]]: Sekai, being the boss and the one who gives the team their assignments. Also a bit of the TeamMom.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: The City of Keikaku is the only city in the world to regularly utilize them, explaining why Keikaku has no cars or trains.
* ThemeNaming: Mocha and all the characters she knew during her childhood have food or dessert-related names: Mocha herself (cafe mocha), Chai (chai tea), Sammy (sandwich cookies, specifically Oreos), and Millie (bananas foster).
** Mocha and her [[ShadowArchetype Shadow Archetypes]] also have a food name and a surname referring to a philosophy: Mocha Genjitsutouhi (cafe mocha & escapism), Chai Kyomushugi (chai tea & nihilism) and her successor Choux Kojinshugi (choux cream/cream puffs & individualism).
* TimeMaster: Clockwork.
* ToughLove: Vermillion is the embodiment of this.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Higanbana and Fitzwilliam both enjoy pain ''a lot''.
** Also Quentin, but only if it's Vermillion inflicting it.
* {{Troperrific}}: Naturally, given the creator is OneOfUs.
* UnderwaterRuins: The Deep Sea, Mousouzen's equivalent of Hell.
* UnstoppableMailman: Barwyn, as ''The Several Short Journeys of Barwyn Cleo'' proves. He was actually scouted by Sekai for this.
* VillainousHarlequin: Fitzwilliam.
* WaveMotionGun: Vermillion’s hypercannon Sleep Paralysis is a ''gigantic'' one.
* WickedWitch: Melantha, and her niece Kitty the Cartoon Cat Witch.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: It’s strongly implied that magic can severely cause problems to those who weren’t born to control magic (like witches). It’s cited that one of the reasons Quentin went insane is that he continued to inject and infuse himself with more and more magic power, which warped his already-broken mind beyond repair.
** When Tate asked Mocha why Callie was exempt from this despite not being a born witch, Mocha reasoned that unlike Quentin, who actually tried implanting magic directly into his body, she seeks to learn to control magic like any magician could instead of become one with it.
* WorldInTheSky: Aozora, a cloud city modeled after Heaven.
* WorldOfBadass
* WorldOfSnark

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* [[spoiler:AndTheAdventureContinues: AnAesop: Everyone must learn to accept change, both good and bad.
* AnachronismStew: The futuristic Keikaku neighbors the steampunkish Kagari.
* AnAxeToGrind: Quentin is particularly fond of using axes in fights.
* AndTheAdventureContinues:
How the series ends. Mocha [[spoiler:Tate is now the new Asterisk, Tate is the new leader Mocha becomes head scientist of the Members of Irou, Keikaku, Vermillion and Quentin marry, and Mocha chooses Choux Kojinshugi as her new understudy...]]
* {{Animesque}}: While the series mostly runs on cartoon conventions, the sci-fi, action and magical aspects allude to anime such as ''Manga/SgtFrog'', ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
* AnotherDimension: Where the series takes place.
* TheApprentice: The Choosing is the period of time for Sekai to choose the most eligible candidate for her apprenticeship. Mocha is her current understudy.
* ApocalypseHow: Anti-Mocha attempts to create a Class Z during her [[VillainousBreakdown Villainous Breakdown]].
* ArcSymbol: The asterisk stays prominent throughout the series as a symbol of Asterisk herself, as well as symbol of renewal [[spoiler:(as the asterisk reset the world twice)]]. It’s especially prominent in the Disappearance arc, as it gets into the wrong hands and reveals who Asterisk used to be.
* AristocratsAreEvil: The Reinhart and Kyomushugi clans manage to cause a good deal of trouble throughout the series, with Quentin and Chai being large instigators.
* ArtifactOfDoom: Half of the premise is Mocha’s job of retrieving these.
* ArtificialHuman: Kiseki.
** And Macchiato.
* ArtificialOutdoorsDisplay: The City of Keikaku has a digital projective force field.
* AttentionWhore: '''Chai Kyomushugi.''' Although understandable given her [[AbusiveParents experiences]].
* AttractiveBentGender: Macchiato is considered this to Mocha.
** And then there's Quinn.
* AuthorAppeal: The series was created for two reasons: Mochagatari wanted a completely original series to work with instead of simply working on fanmade crossovers, and she wanted a series that used all the elements, tone, creatures and locations that she liked in a single place.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: All the deity characters are pretty nice and docile (well, most of them) but every one can kick MAJOR ass when the plot calls for it.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Vermillion’s Sleep Paralysis hypercannon. It is the most powerful weapon in her arsenal, but Vermillion reserves it for total war because it could wipe out ''continents'' if used incorrectly. This, of course, makes it totally awesome when it’s finally used against Anti-Mocha’s army in the ''Disappearance'' arc.
* AxCrazy: Most of the villains.
* BadassCrew: The Members of Irou.
* BeachEpisode: "Warm Weather Endeavors". It's even lampshaded as the "obligatory beach episode".
* BenevolentArchitecture: A lot of the settings in Mousouzen, particularly Aozora and Keikaku.
* BenevolentBoss: Sekai to the main team.
* [[BlackEyesOfCrazy Black Eyes of Crazy]]/[[BlackEyesOfEvil Black Eyes of Evil]]: Calliope has these.
* BigGood: Asterisk.
* BornOfMagic: It's heavily implied this is the case with witches.
* ButtMonkey: Barwyn, whom is routinely picked on for his [[ExtremeDoormat Extreme Doormat]] tendencies and [[TheChewToy gets hurt once an episode.]]
* {{Calvinball}}: The Annual Mousouzen Cross-Country Car Race Chase.
* CelestialBody: Nova and Selena both have hair and body parts seemingly made out of stars.
* ChildhoodFriends: Mocha and Chai, if you could call them that.
* {{Cloudcuckooland}}
* CreepyCemetery: Dexter lives in one, the Deep Woods Cemetery.
* CrystalLandscape: The ruins of Chlorenia.
* CuteGhostGirl: Fang.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Asterisk, .txt, and Fitzwilliam all have monochromatic color schemes (with only bits of red
[[Anime/SergeantKeroro Sergeant Keroro]], [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya]] or yellow).
* DidntWantAnAdventure: Barwyn on a regular basis.
* DisappearedDad: Tate. According to him, his parents divorced long ago.
* DistaffCounterpart: Macchiato to Mocha, given he's also an [[OppositeSexClone Opposite Sex Clone]].
* DitzyGenius: Mocha is the ''poster child'' of this trope. She’s listed as an academic prodigy that entered the scientific field and is working for the highest authority in the country at the age of ''16'', but is also an [[CaptainOblivious oblivious]] [[NiceGirl sweetheart]] with [[CloudCuckooLander delusions]] and a [[ComicallyMissingThePoint great misunderstanding of how people work.]]
** In the latter half of the series, Quentin turns out to be this. He is a versed and talented entertainer that can sing, dance, act, and perform magic and acrobatics, as well as has a rather good knowledge of chemistry and biology and can fluently speak French. However, personality-wise, he’s a [[AxCrazy psychotic]] [[TalkativeLoon goofball]] with [[NoSocialSkills lacking social skills.]]
* DorkKnight: Most of the main cast.
* DragonsUpTheYinYang: The Elemental Dragons.
* DreamWeaver: Vermillion is one when not functioning as a soldier.
* DropTheHammer: Clockwork wields a huge brass hammer as her [[WeaponOfChoice Weapon of Choice]].
* ElectricTorture: Anti-Mocha subjects Mocha to this.
* EveryoneIsASuper
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Vivace, who is a princess from another planet.
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: Martini, an octopus from the wharf.
** And [[GiantSquid Seymour]].
* EvilCounterpart: Chai can be considered one to Mocha, being pretty much the complete opposite of her.
* EvilMeScaresMe: Mocha with Anti and Nega.
* FangsAreEvil: One of the things that immediately tipped off Mocha and Tate to Quentin's true nature was his shark-like teeth.
* FantasticNatureReserve: Morimori, a dark magical forest.
* FantasyKitchenSink: Mousouzen, where everything from angels to fairies to dragons exist.
* FieryRedhead: Vermillion.
* FluffyCloudHeaven: Aozora, a blue and white cloud city that is supposed to resemble Heaven. Made more obvious by it being ruled by Aoi, an archangel.
* FunctionalMagic: Magic in Mousouzen is split into three categories: stage magic, sorcery, and natural magic. Stage magic is pretty much the small-fry, ordinary magic trick, like pulling a rabbit out of a hat. (Quentin claims that sometimes it’s less magic and more knowing how to manipulate the eye.) Sorcery is actual spell magic, and is the bending and manipulation of natural magic. Sorcery involves spells and incantations, and is used for battle, utility, and craft. Natural magic is the natural supernatural magic that is part of nature itself, though it can be manipulated. Witches usually work with sorcery and natural magic.
* GamerChick: Remy, who loves playing video games as much as she likes trapping people in deadly versions of them.
* GhostAmnesia: Fang apparently has no memory of her life and only brief glimpses of how she died.
* GiantSquid: Seymour, Princess Marina's husband.
* GratuitousJapanese: All over the place, largely because of [[AuthorAppeal Author Appeal.]]
* GreatBigLibraryOfEverything: The Keikaku Library and Heaven’s Library.
* TheGrimReaper: Belladonna.
* HappilyAdopted: Mocha by Sekai.
** Macchiato is also adopted by Mocha as a big brother.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: [[spoiler:Quentin in the latter part of the series.]]
* HiddenAgendaVillain: .txt.
* {{Hologram}}: Dr. Rey is currently in the form of one after a FreakLabAccident.
* HumanAliens: Vivace and Mocha.
* ImAHumanitarian: Madeline, who gleefully kills and candies human parts to eat.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Vermillion does this numerous times, most notably beating up two robbers in only a slit dress and heels.
* KidHero: The main AdventureDuo. Mocha and Tate are only 16 and 15 respectively.
* LaughingMad: Several of the loonier characters, most prominently Quentin.
* LevelAte: The Kingdom of Dulcis, a land made out of food and sweets.
* LightEmUp: While Sekai doesn't partake in fighting much, she has light-based powers.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* TheLostWoods: Morimori.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: Quentin immediately fell in love with Vermillion after she beat him senseless in their first meeting.
* {{Lunarians}}: The inhabitants of Lunar City.
* MagicalGirlWarrior: Vermillion parodies one.
* ManInWhite: Sylvan.
* MassHypnosis: Quentin has this ability.
* MindControlEyes: Anyone under Quentin's hypnosis has golden eyes to match his own.
* {{Muggles}}: "Realists", the term for completely normal humans from the normal world, such as Tate.
* NervousWreck: Barwyn most prominently, being constantly anxious and phobic.
** Also Millie.
* NiceMeanAndInBetween: The three mains, with Mocha being the nice, Vermillion being the mean and Tate being in-between.
* ObsessedWithFood: Madeline, who is obsessed with candy.
* {{Pirates}}: The Poison Urchin crew.
* PlayingWithFire: Leng Jing, a fire dragon. Homura also has talent with fire as a fire spinner.
* PrincessesRule: Marina, who rules solitary over the Deep Sea.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The main cast, which consists of a quirky, overly-optimistic DimensionalTraveler, a wary teenage OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, a snarky and feminine-looking OneWomanArmy, a [[NervousWreck anxious and phobic]]chameleon shapeshifter, a hyperactive space princess gunslinger, a clockwork android scientist, and a trickster fire dragon, with an TalkativeLoon StageMagician joining later on. And yes, they are equally as [[BunnyEarsLawyer insane and effective as you'd think they are.]]
* RapidFireComedy
* ResetButton: [[spoiler:Asterisk’s soul, the said asterisk, has the power to reset the universe at the possessors will. Gatari used the asterisk to destroy the old world before fusing with it and shaping Mousouzen, and Mocha and Tate use it to destroy Mousouzen to rid the world of Wicker and free Gatari.]]
* RetiredBadass: Sylvan. If Asterisk is to be believed, he was once a very harsh and powerful man with extensive and deadly powers over nature, and while he still has those powers, he’s become much looser.
* RichBitch: Chai Kyomushugi.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Tate and Mocha.
* SciFiKitchenSink
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Chai.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: All of the characters, regardless of gender, are probably a victim of outrageous amounts of slapstick at least once.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: The series is generally lighthearted and silly, making use of the nonsensical fantastic setting and wacky characters. However, once threats or villains come in and make themselves known, the tone of the series significantly darkens.
* SpacePolice: The Selenic Task Patrol.
* StalkerWithACrush: Madeline towards Tate.
* SteamPunk: Kagari.
* SubvertedKidsShow: The series is mostly lighthearted, bizarre and comical, but it also has some pretty intensely dark themes for a normally PG-13 toon.
* TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity: Happens with Barwyn a lot.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Quentin.
* ThatManIsDead: Dr. Rey feels this way about his human self, although it's shown that he’s not completely gone.
* TheTeam: The Members of Irou.
** [[TheHero The Heroine]]: Mocha, although she also counts as TheHeart.
** TheLancer: Tate, as well as TheTeamNormal.
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: Vermillion, being the most capable fighter.
** TheHeart: If it's not Mocha being this, it's certainly Barwyn. He's also the TeamDad.
** TheChick: Vivace, as the youngest and the most supportive.
** TheSmartGuy: Skipper, being the main scientist of the group besides Mocha.
** TeamMom: Leng Jing, as the most motherly.
** TokenEvilTeammate:[[spoiler:Quentin, when he joins the main cast, with a dash of TheWackyGuy.]]
** [[MissionControl Mission Control]]/[[TheMentor The Mentor]]: Sekai, being the boss and the one who gives the team their assignments. Also a bit of the TeamMom.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: The City of Keikaku is the only city in the world to regularly utilize them, explaining why Keikaku has no cars or trains.
* ThemeNaming: Mocha and all the characters she knew during her childhood have food or dessert-related names: Mocha herself (cafe mocha), Chai (chai tea), Sammy (sandwich cookies, specifically Oreos), and Millie (bananas foster).
** Mocha and her [[ShadowArchetype Shadow Archetypes]] also have a food name and a surname referring to a philosophy: Mocha Genjitsutouhi (cafe mocha & escapism), Chai Kyomushugi (chai tea & nihilism) and her successor Choux Kojinshugi (choux cream/cream puffs & individualism).
* TimeMaster: Clockwork.
* ToughLove: Vermillion is the embodiment of this.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Higanbana and Fitzwilliam both enjoy pain ''a lot''.
** Also Quentin, but only if it's Vermillion inflicting it.
* {{Troperrific}}: Naturally, given the creator is OneOfUs.
* UnderwaterRuins: The Deep Sea, Mousouzen's equivalent of Hell.
* UnstoppableMailman: Barwyn, as ''The Several Short Journeys of Barwyn Cleo'' proves. He was actually scouted by Sekai for this.
* VillainousHarlequin: Fitzwilliam.
* WaveMotionGun: Vermillion’s hypercannon Sleep Paralysis is a ''gigantic'' one.
* WickedWitch: Melantha, and her niece Kitty the Cartoon Cat Witch.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: It’s strongly implied that magic can severely cause problems to those who weren’t born to control magic (like witches). It’s cited that one of the reasons Quentin went insane is that he continued to inject and infuse himself with more and more magic power, which warped his already-broken mind beyond repair.
** When Tate asked Mocha why Callie was exempt from this despite not being a born witch, Mocha reasoned that unlike Quentin, who actually tried implanting magic directly into his body, she seeks to learn to control magic like any magician could instead of become one with it.
* WorldInTheSky: Aozora, a cloud city modeled after Heaven.
* WorldOfBadass
* WorldOfSnark
[[Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco Space Patrol Luluco]].


* {{Animesque}}: While the series mostly runs on cartoon conventions, the sci-fi, action and magical aspects allude to anime such as Manga/SgtFrog, LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya and Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann.

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* {{Animesque}}: While the series mostly runs on cartoon conventions, the sci-fi, action and magical aspects allude to anime such as Manga/SgtFrog, LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya ''Manga/SgtFrog'', ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' and Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann.''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.



** In the latter half of the series, Quentin turns out to be this. He is a versed and talented entertainer that can sing, dance, act, and perform magic and acrobatics, as well as has a rather good knowledge of chemistry and biology and can fluently speak French. However, personality-wise, he’s a [[AxCrazy psychotic]] [[TalkativeLoon goofball]] with [[NotGoodWithPeople lacking social skills.]]

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** In the latter half of the series, Quentin turns out to be this. He is a versed and talented entertainer that can sing, dance, act, and perform magic and acrobatics, as well as has a rather good knowledge of chemistry and biology and can fluently speak French. However, personality-wise, he’s a [[AxCrazy psychotic]] [[TalkativeLoon goofball]] with [[NotGoodWithPeople [[NoSocialSkills lacking social skills.]]


* BenevolentArchitexture: A lot of the settings in Mousouzen, particularly Aozora and Keikaku.

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* BenevolentArchitexture: BenevolentArchitecture: A lot of the settings in Mousouzen, particularly Aozora and Keikaku.



* {{Hologram}}: Dr. Rey is currently in the form of one after a [[FreakLabAccident Freak Lab Accident]].

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* {{Hologram}}: Dr. Rey is currently in the form of one after a [[FreakLabAccident Freak Lab Accident]].FreakLabAccident.



* KidHero: The main AdventureDuo.

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* KidHero: The main AdventureDuo. Mocha and Tate are only 16 and 15 respectively.
* LaughingMad: Several of the loonier characters, most prominently Quentin.



* Lunarians: The inhabitants of Lunar City.

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* Lunarians: LightEmUp: While Sekai doesn't partake in fighting much, she has light-based powers.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* TheLostWoods: Morimori.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: Quentin immediately fell in love with Vermillion after she beat him senseless in their first meeting.
* {{Lunarians}}:
The inhabitants of Lunar City.



* MassHypnosis: Quentin has this ability.



* {{Muggles}}: "Realists", the term for completely normal humans from the normal world, such as Tate.
* NervousWreck: Barwyn most prominently, being constantly anxious and phobic.
** Also Millie.
* NiceMeanAndInBetween: The three mains, with Mocha being the nice, Vermillion being the mean and Tate being in-between.
* ObsessedWithFood: Madeline, who is obsessed with candy.



* PrincessesRule: Marina, who rules solitary over the Deep Sea.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The main cast, which consists of a quirky, overly-optimistic DimensionalTraveler, a wary teenage OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, a snarky and feminine-looking OneWomanArmy, a [[NervousWreck anxious and phobic]]chameleon shapeshifter, a hyperactive space princess gunslinger, a clockwork android scientist, and a trickster fire dragon, with an TalkativeLoon StageMagician joining later on. And yes, they are equally as [[BunnyEarsLawyer insane and effective as you'd think they are.]]
* RapidFireComedy



* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Tate and Mocha.
* SciFiKitchenSink
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Chai.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: All of the characters, regardless of gender, are probably a victim of outrageous amounts of slapstick at least once.



* SubvertedKidsShow: The series is mostly lighthearted, bizarre and comical, but it also has some pretty intensely dark themes for a normally PG-13 toon.
* TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity: Happens with Barwyn a lot.



* TheTeam: The Members of Irou.
** [[TheHero The Heroine]]: Mocha, although she also counts as TheHeart.
** TheLancer: Tate, as well as TheTeamNormal.
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: Vermillion, being the most capable fighter.
** TheHeart: If it's not Mocha being this, it's certainly Barwyn. He's also the TeamDad.
** TheChick: Vivace, as the youngest and the most supportive.
** TheSmartGuy: Skipper, being the main scientist of the group besides Mocha.
** TeamMom: Leng Jing, as the most motherly.
** TokenEvilTeammate:[[spoiler:Quentin, when he joins the main cast, with a dash of TheWackyGuy.]]
** [[MissionControl Mission Control]]/[[TheMentor The Mentor]]: Sekai, being the boss and the one who gives the team their assignments. Also a bit of the TeamMom.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: The City of Keikaku is the only city in the world to regularly utilize them, explaining why Keikaku has no cars or trains.



* ToughLove: Vermillion is the embodiment of this.



* {{Troperrific}}: Naturally, given the creator is OneOfUs.
* UnderwaterRuins: The Deep Sea, Mousouzen's equivalent of Hell.
* UnstoppableMailman: Barwyn, as ''The Several Short Journeys of Barwyn Cleo'' proves. He was actually scouted by Sekai for this.



* WickedWitch: Melantha, and her niece Kitty the Cartoon Cat Witch.



* WorldInTheSky: Aozora, a cloud city modeled after Heaven.

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* WorldInTheSky: Aozora, a cloud city modeled after Heaven.Heaven.
* WorldOfBadass
* WorldOfSnark

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* {{Animesque}}: While the series mostly runs on cartoon conventions, the sci-fi, action and magical aspects allude to anime such as Manga/SgtFrog, LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya and Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann.


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* TheApprentice: The Choosing is the period of time for Sekai to choose the most eligible candidate for her apprenticeship. Mocha is her current understudy.


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* AristocratsAreEvil: The Reinhart and Kyomushugi clans manage to cause a good deal of trouble throughout the series, with Quentin and Chai being large instigators.


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** And then there's Quinn.
* AuthorAppeal: The series was created for two reasons: Mochagatari wanted a completely original series to work with instead of simply working on fanmade crossovers, and she wanted a series that used all the elements, tone, creatures and locations that she liked in a single place.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: All the deity characters are pretty nice and docile (well, most of them) but every one can kick MAJOR ass when the plot calls for it.


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* BeachEpisode: "Warm Weather Endeavors". It's even lampshaded as the "obligatory beach episode".
* BenevolentArchitexture: A lot of the settings in Mousouzen, particularly Aozora and Keikaku.
* BenevolentBoss: Sekai to the main team.


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* BornOfMagic: It's heavily implied this is the case with witches.


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* {{Calvinball}}: The Annual Mousouzen Cross-Country Car Race Chase.


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* {{Cloudcuckooland}}


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* CrystalLandscape: The ruins of Chlorenia.
* CuteGhostGirl: Fang.


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* DidntWantAnAdventure: Barwyn on a regular basis.
* DisappearedDad: Tate. According to him, his parents divorced long ago.
* DistaffCounterpart: Macchiato to Mocha, given he's also an [[OppositeSexClone Opposite Sex Clone]].
* DitzyGenius: Mocha is the ''poster child'' of this trope. She’s listed as an academic prodigy that entered the scientific field and is working for the highest authority in the country at the age of ''16'', but is also an [[CaptainOblivious oblivious]] [[NiceGirl sweetheart]] with [[CloudCuckooLander delusions]] and a [[ComicallyMissingThePoint great misunderstanding of how people work.]]
** In the latter half of the series, Quentin turns out to be this. He is a versed and talented entertainer that can sing, dance, act, and perform magic and acrobatics, as well as has a rather good knowledge of chemistry and biology and can fluently speak French. However, personality-wise, he’s a [[AxCrazy psychotic]] [[TalkativeLoon goofball]] with [[NotGoodWithPeople lacking social skills.]]
* DorkKnight: Most of the main cast.


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* DropTheHammer: Clockwork wields a huge brass hammer as her [[WeaponOfChoice Weapon of Choice]].
* ElectricTorture: Anti-Mocha subjects Mocha to this.
* EveryoneIsASuper
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Vivace, who is a princess from another planet.
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: Martini, an octopus from the wharf.
** And [[GiantSquid Seymour]].
* EvilCounterpart: Chai can be considered one to Mocha, being pretty much the complete opposite of her.


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* FangsAreEvil: One of the things that immediately tipped off Mocha and Tate to Quentin's true nature was his shark-like teeth.


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* FieryRedhead: Vermillion.


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* GamerChick: Remy, who loves playing video games as much as she likes trapping people in deadly versions of them.


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* GiantSquid: Seymour, Princess Marina's husband.
* GratuitousJapanese: All over the place, largely because of [[AuthorAppeal Author Appeal.]]


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* HappilyAdopted: Mocha by Sekai.
** Macchiato is also adopted by Mocha as a big brother.


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* HiddenAgendaVillain: .txt.
* {{Hologram}}: Dr. Rey is currently in the form of one after a [[FreakLabAccident Freak Lab Accident]].


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* KidHero: The main AdventureDuo.


The girl turns out to be Mocha Genjitsutouhi, a dimensional traveler from the mystical world of Mousouzen. Mystified by his inability to believe she's really who she is, she whisks him away to the magical world of [[FantasyKitchenSink Mousouzen]], a dimension filled to the brim with supernatural and fantastic settings and creatures. After some rocky starts, Mocha and Tate become friends, and he becomes Mocha's travelling partner through the dimensions. The duo take on not only adventures in other worlds but villains and other problems inhabiting Mocha's own dimension. And that's not counting the weirdness that is her coworkers.

The series was concieved on New Years Day, 2015, and has been a work in progress ever since. The story also ties in regularly with two other series in the same universe, ''Nine Tales: the Lantern, the Fox, and the water Dragon'', ''Confictionery!'' and ''Ebb Tide''.

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The girl turns out to be Mocha Genjitsutouhi, a [[DimensionalTraveler dimensional traveler traveler]] from the mystical world of Mousouzen. Mystified by his inability to believe she's really who she is, she whisks him away to the magical world of [[FantasyKitchenSink Mousouzen]], a dimension filled to the brim with supernatural and fantastic settings and creatures. After some rocky starts, Mocha and Tate become friends, and he becomes Mocha's travelling partner through the dimensions. The duo take on not only adventures in other worlds but villains and other problems inhabiting Mocha's own dimension. And that's not counting the weirdness that is her coworkers.

The series was concieved conceived on New Years Day, 2015, and has been a work in progress ever since.since, eventually expanding into a WIP [[ExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]]. The story also ties in regularly with two other series in the same universe, ''Nine Tales: the Lantern, the Fox, and the water Dragon'', ''Confictionery!'' and ''Ebb Tide''.



* AbandonedLaboratory: The labs at Chlorenia.
* AbsenteeActor: Tate is missing from quite a few episodes later on to focus on the development of Mocha's coworkers.
* AbsentMindedProfessor: Skipper.
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Fern's leaf blade.
* ActionGirl: ALL the females in the series qualify in some shape or form.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: When Quentin pranks Mocha and Tate by pretending he's a vampire, Asterisk doesn't punish him because [[NotSoStoic she thought it was hilarious.]]
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Circus Fired" for Leng Jing, who steals Quentin's circus for an episode.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: A few episode titles utilize this:
** "Warm Weather Endeavors"
** "Straighten Up and Sing Right"
* {{Adorkable}}: A good few of the characters.
* AffablyEvil: Quentin until [[FauxAffablyEvil he reveals his true colors.]] [[spoiler:He does, however, become more affable than evil after his reformation.]]
* AffectionateParody: Of sci-fi/fantasy series.
** The episode "Nosfoolatu" parodies classic Gothic vampire films.
* AlienBlood: Vivace's blood is bright orange.
** Quentin's blood is showcased to be ink black.
** Nova bleeds ''stars.''
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Vivace and Nova.
* AllLowercaseLetters: .txt.
* AllMenArePerverts: Vermillion sure seems to think so (and Quentin occasionally proves her right).
* AloneWithThePsycho: Mocha has ''plenty'' of these moments with Quentin.
* AlphaBitch: Chai.
* AlwaysAccurateAttack: Any attack from [[WaveMotionGun Sleep Paralysis]].
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Mocha to Chai.
* AmbiguousGender: Martini doesn't seem to have a very clear gender.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Mocha, who, while being incredibly similar to Tate, doesn't identify as human.
** Sekai.
** A good portion of the humanoid characters who don't have their species specified, barring Tate and Kimiko.
* AmusingInjuries: In the wackier episodes.
* AnimalMotifs: Barwyn is associated with chameleons.
** Martini has octopus motifs.
** Buttermilk also has wolf motifs, being a werewolf.
* AnotherDimension: The series takes place in Mousouzen, a neighboring dimension that contains [[FantasyKitchenSink almost any fantasy thing you could think of.]]
* AntiHero: Fern, who often uses [[WellIntentionedExtremist rather unconventional ways to set things right.]]
* ArcSymbol: The asterisk, which is continually used as a symbol of knowledge, imaginative power, and purity.
* ArtifactOfDoom: Half the premise is that Mocha searches for and seals away these.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Vermillion's the leader and first member of Asterisk's army because of her prowess with fighting.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Vivace can be distracted from a battle if she sees ''anything'' that remotely peaks her interest (which are many things).
* AuthorAppeal
* AuthorAvatar: Asterisk. Aside from having the same power over Mousouzen that an author would have over their work, she voices Mochagatari's comments on the team's shenanigans.
* AwesomeButImpractical: [[WaveMotionGun Sleep Paralysis]], Vermillion's supercannon. While it is her best and most powerful weapon, she only uses it as a last resort due to its ability to blow up continents if used incorrectly.
* AwesomeMcCoolName: Mocha Genjitsutouhi, despite it's strangeness, is a pretty cool name.
* AxCrazy: Quentin, most prominently.
** [[spoiler:Anti-Mocha is also pretty high on the psychotic scale.]]
** Madeline Sprinkles.
** Jinx Kang, though much less so than others.
* BadassAdorable: Most of the main crew, but especially Mocha, Tate, and Vivace.

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* AbandonedLaboratory: The labs at Chlorenia.
AbhorrentAdmirer: Madeline Sprinkles.
* AbsenteeActor: Tate AbusiveParents: A couple of these.
**Chai’s parents were emotionally abusive and essentially used her as a tool and source of prestige, never giving her any attention beyond that. This
is missing from quite a few episodes later on of course what led to focus on her [[AttentionWhore Attention Whore]] tendencies.
**Then there's Quentin’s parents, who similarly used him as a prop in their lives and discarded him when he disobeyed them.
* AdventureFriendlyWorld: Mousouzen is a pretty nice fit to
the development of Mocha's coworkers.
* AbsentMindedProfessor: Skipper.
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Fern's leaf blade.
* ActionGirl: ALL the females
word ''utopia'', at least in the series qualify sense that everyone is decently friendly and accepting to one another (including the political figures, who see each other as family) even with humans and monsters living in some shape the same place. However, there are enough evil, crazy or form.
mischievous people or unruly supernatural forces to keep the heroes and deities busy.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: When Quentin pranks AffablyEvil: Chai could technically be considered this, considering she really has no beef with anyone except Mocha and Tate by pretending he's a vampire, Asterisk doesn't punish him because [[NotSoStoic she thought it was hilarious.lot of her schemes end up dragging in people.
**[[spoiler:Quentin has become like this for the latter half of the series.
]]
**Professor Gear.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Circus Fired" for Leng Jing, who steals Quentin's circus for an episode.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: A few episode titles utilize this:
** "Warm Weather Endeavors"
** "Straighten Up and Sing Right"
* {{Adorkable}}: A good few
AfterTheEnd: Mousouzen was born after the destruction of the characters.
Original City.
* AffablyEvil: TheAgeless: Most of the deity characters (plus Nova and the dragons) never age.
* AlienGeometries: Nova.
* AllLovingHero: Mocha to the extreme. She truly does believe that everyone has a good side, no matter who they are. [[spoiler:This reaches to
Quentin until [[FauxAffablyEvil he reveals his true colors.]] [[spoiler:He does, however, and, near the end of the story, Chai, which inspires both to become more affable than evil after his reformation.better people as a whole.]]
* AffectionateParody: Of sci-fi/fantasy series.
** The episode "Nosfoolatu" parodies classic Gothic vampire films.
* AlienBlood: Vivace's blood
AlwaysChaoticEvil: Demons. [[spoiler:Subverted when Fallen is bright orange.
** Quentin's blood is showcased to be ink black.
** Nova bleeds ''stars.''
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Vivace and Nova.
* AllLowercaseLetters: .txt.
* AllMenArePerverts: Vermillion sure seems to think so (and Quentin occasionally proves her right).
* AloneWithThePsycho: Mocha has ''plenty'' of these moments with Quentin.
* AlphaBitch: Chai.
* AlwaysAccurateAttack: Any attack from [[WaveMotionGun Sleep Paralysis]].
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Mocha to Chai.
* AmbiguousGender: Martini doesn't seem to have a very clear gender.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Mocha, who, while being incredibly similar to Tate, doesn't identify as human.
** Sekai.
** A good portion of the humanoid characters who don't have their species specified, barring Tate and Kimiko.
* AmusingInjuries: In the wackier episodes.
* AnimalMotifs: Barwyn is associated with chameleons.
** Martini has octopus motifs.
** Buttermilk also has wolf motifs, being a werewolf.
* AnotherDimension: The series takes place in Mousouzen, a neighboring dimension that contains [[FantasyKitchenSink almost any fantasy thing you could think of.
introduced.]]
* AntiHero: Fern, who often uses [[WellIntentionedExtremist rather unconventional ways AlphaBitch: Chai Kyomushugi.
**And Princess Chocolara in the side story featuring her.
* AlternateUniverse: Anti-Mocha and Nega-Mocha’s worlds. Anti-Mocha’s universe involves Mocha being a psychopath from the beginning and killing Asterisk
to set things right.make the world her own; Nega-Mocha’s universe has her start out like in canon but Tate’s death brings her into a psychotic depression.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Why Chai despises Mocha.
* AmbiguousGender: Martini the Octopus is stated to be genderless.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Mocha, and most of the humans in Mousouzen.
* AmusingAlien: Vivace.
* [[spoiler:AndTheAdventureContinues: How the series ends. Mocha is now the new Asterisk, Tate is the new leader of the Members of Irou, Vermillion and Quentin marry, and Mocha chooses Choux Kojinshugi as her new understudy...
]]
* ArcSymbol: AnotherDimension: Where the series takes place.
* ApocalypseHow: Anti-Mocha attempts to create a Class Z during her [[VillainousBreakdown Villainous Breakdown]].
* ArcSymbol:
The asterisk, which is continually used asterisk stays prominent throughout the series as a symbol of knowledge, imaginative power, Asterisk herself, as well as symbol of renewal [[spoiler:(as the asterisk reset the world twice)]]. It’s especially prominent in the Disappearance arc, as it gets into the wrong hands and purity.
reveals who Asterisk used to be.
* ArtifactOfDoom: Half of the premise is that Mocha searches for and seals away these.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Vermillion's the leader and first member
Mocha’s job of Asterisk's army because retrieving these.
* ArtificialHuman: Kiseki.
**And Macchiato.
* ArtificialOutdoorsDisplay: The City
of Keikaku has a digital projective force field.
* AttentionWhore: '''Chai Kyomushugi.''' Although understandable given
her prowess with fighting.
[[AbusiveParents experiences]].
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Vivace can be distracted from a battle if she sees ''anything'' that remotely peaks her interest (which are many things).
* AuthorAppeal
* AuthorAvatar: Asterisk. Aside from having the same power over Mousouzen that an author would have over their work, she voices Mochagatari's comments on the team's shenanigans.
AttractiveBentGender: Macchiato is considered this to Mocha.
* AwesomeButImpractical: [[WaveMotionGun Vermillion’s Sleep Paralysis]], Vermillion's supercannon. While it Paralysis hypercannon. It is her best and the most powerful weapon, she only uses weapon in her arsenal, but Vermillion reserves it as a last resort due to its ability to blow up continents for total war because it could wipe out ''continents'' if used incorrectly.
* AwesomeMcCoolName: Mocha Genjitsutouhi, despite it's strangeness, is a pretty cool name.
incorrectly. This, of course, makes it totally awesome when it’s finally used against Anti-Mocha’s army in the ''Disappearance'' arc.
* AxCrazy: Quentin, most prominently.
** [[spoiler:Anti-Mocha is also pretty high on the psychotic scale.]]
** Madeline Sprinkles.
** Jinx Kang, though much less so than others.
* BadassAdorable:
Most of the main crew, but especially Mocha, Tate, and Vivace.villains.



* BadassNormal: Tate, once he gets the hang of things.
* BatterUp: Tate, who usually fights with a baseball bat.
* BelligerentSexualTension: [[spoiler:After his reformation, Vermillion and Quentin's sexual tension is so thick you could cut it with a knife.]]
* BenevolentArchitecture: The city of Keikaku.
* BerserkButton:
** Don't hurt Mocha in front of Tate if you don't like pain.
** NEVER call Vermillion a loli.
** Mocha is literally a walking berserk button for Chai.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Quentin. He's funny, dramatic and certainly a nutcase, but when he's serious he is one of the hardest villains the team has had to face thus far.
* BigBad: Wicker.
** BiggerBad: [[spoiler:Heavily implied to be .txt, who, while not being the embodiment of insanity itself, is the Original Girl's negativity and has as much control over Mousouzen as Asterisk.]]
* BigEater: Vermillion, surprisingly. She's sometimes depicted eating large amounts of cake when given the opportunity.
** Quentin turns out to be this.

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* BadassNormal: Tate, once he gets the hang [[BlackEyesOfCrazy Black Eyes of things.
* BatterUp: Tate, who usually fights with a baseball bat.
* BelligerentSexualTension: [[spoiler:After his reformation, Vermillion and Quentin's sexual tension is so thick you could cut it with a knife.]]
* BenevolentArchitecture: The city
Crazy]]/[[BlackEyesOfEvil Black Eyes of Keikaku.
* BerserkButton:
** Don't hurt Mocha in front of Tate if you don't like pain.
** NEVER call Vermillion a loli.
** Mocha is literally a walking berserk button for Chai.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Quentin. He's funny, dramatic and certainly a nutcase, but when he's serious he is one of the hardest villains the team
Evil]]: Calliope has had to face thus far.
* BigBad: Wicker.
** BiggerBad: [[spoiler:Heavily implied to be .txt, who, while not being the embodiment of insanity itself, is the Original Girl's negativity and has as much control over Mousouzen as Asterisk.]]
* BigEater: Vermillion, surprisingly. She's sometimes depicted eating large amounts of cake when given the opportunity.
** Quentin turns out to be this.
these.



* BlackComedy: Despite the generally lighthearted tone of the show, a good deal of the series relies on rather dark jokes. Especially whenever Quentin's are on screen.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Mocha may be a klutzy, delusional teenager, but she still is one of Mousouzen's most respected researchers.
* ButtMonkey: Barwyn, who rarely gets through an episode without getting hurt by ''something.''
** Tate, but not to Barwyn's extent.
* CannonFodder: Barwyn, most of the time.
* CelestialBody: Nova's hair, dress, and lower arms are made of space and stars.
** As is with Selena the moon spirit.
* CessationOfExistence: [[spoiler:What happened to the Original Girl.]]
* TheChessmaster: Asterisk, 100% of the time. She managed to orchestrate an entire scheme for Clockwork's birthday that involved everyone getting false information and demolishing her party while also letting Clockwork in on the prank. And she did this ''for fun.''
** Quentin isn't above making complicated plots specially designed to mess with people as well.
* TheChewToy: Barwyn.
* CircusOfFear: Quentin's circus, the Cirque de Fantasme.
* ClockworkCreature: Skipper, an android made out of clockwork.
** A lot of residents in the Clock Lands are similar.
* CloudCuckooLand: Mousouzen.
* CloudCuckooLander: ''Everyone.''
* ColorCodedCharacters: All the characters have an associated color:
** Mocha - Brown
** Tate - Orange
** Vermillion - Red-orange/Pink/Red
** Barwyn - Green
** Vivace - Hot pink/Orange
** Skipper - Bronze
** Leng Jing - Red/Gold
** Chai - Tan/Cream
** Quentin - Purple/Gold/Black
** Asterisk - Black and White
** Sekai - Light Green
* ComedicSociopathy: All over the place.
* CowboyEpisode: "How the West Was Gunned", where Mocha and Tate travel to a dimension resembling the Wild West and end up hunting for magic gun while Quentin wreaks havoc.
* TheComicallySerious: Vermillion.
* CrapsackWorld: [[spoiler:Anti-Mocha's world.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Everyone is this at different points, but it's especially true for Tate, Vermillion, and Barwyn.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[spoiler:Once Quentin gives up on trying to kill her, Mocha befriends him.]]
* DemonicPossession: Mocha was possessed twice by Wicker, [[spoiler:coming to warn them about his plans.]]
** [[spoiler:He also possessed Quentin numerous times after his Heel-Face Turn, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating him into trying to harm Mocha due to Quentin's newfound friendship with her.]]]]
* DidntWantAnAdventure: Tate and Barwyn on a regular basis.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Anti-Mocha is shot off the edge of her castle's roof at the end of the '' Disappearance'' arc.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Quentin tries to kill himself via axe during his last appearance as a villain. [[HappilyFailedSuicide Mocha stops him.]]]]
* DrunkWithPower: Quentin under the influence of the Ghoul Crown.
** Leng Jing becomes slightly over the top with her performances when she steals Quentin's circus in "Circus Fired".
** It's implied this is one reason why Anti-Mocha is so psychotic.
* DualWielding: Vivace, who uses twin pistols.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Quentin.
** Black Velvet.
* EldritchAbomination: Wicker, a shadowlike being that happens to be the ''embodiment of insanity''.
** He also turns anyone he possesses into tar-like [[BlobMonster Blob Monsters]].
** Quentin's Ghoul Spider form counts, too.
* EldritchLocation: Wicker's Wonderland.
* ElementalPowers: The Four Dragons have these.
** Leng Jing - Fire
** Zheng Yu - Water
** Yun Lei - Air
** Kun Shen - Earth
* {{Egopolis}}: [[spoiler:Anti-Mocha's version of Keikaku.]]
* EverybodysDeadDave: A variation: everyone isn't actually dead, but Anti-Mocha gives this impression to Mocha to manipulate her into surrendering and allowing her to kill her.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: One of the major themes in the series is the fact that true evil cannot understand goodwill, and that such can lead to evil's downfall.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Wicker's voice is very low and eerily pleasant.
** Quentin's real voice.
* ExtremeDoormat: Zig-zagged with Barwyn. He commonly lets the others step all over him due to overly-kind nature, but depending on the situation he can stand up for himself perfectly well.
* FaceFramedInShadow: .txt.
** Quentin's face is shrouded in black shadows [[spoiler:before he rips out Skye's throat.]]
* FantasticRacism: It's shown that some of the races in Mousouzen find humans/Realists weak or ignorant, due to not being experienced with magic or advanced science. Vermillion also had a similar attitude to Tate, which [[CharacterDevelopment gradually changes.]]
* FantasyCounterpartCulture
* FantasyKitchenSink
* FiveManBand:
** [[TheHero The Hero:]] Mocha and Tate switch roles regularly.
** [[TheLancer The Lancer:]] Tate or Vermillion.
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Guy:]] Fitzwilliam, [[spoiler:and later Quentin when he joins the team.]]
** [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Guy:]] Skipper and Mocha alternate.
** [[TheChick The Chick:]] Vivace.
** [[TheSixthRanger The Sixth Ranger:]] Leng Jing, who appears the least (probably due to her having a larger role in ''Nine Tales'') and eventually [[spoiler:Quentin]].
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Barwyn and Callie.
** Milkshake and Buttermilk.
* FourPhilosophyEnsemble:
** '''Cynic''': Vermillion and Tate. Tate thinks on logic and is very practical, which causes him to be somewhat doubtful or disbelieving of Mocha's constant optimism. Vermillion is similar in that she often resorts to being distrustful of people by default, and has a habit of judging others based on their emotional strength.
** '''Optismist''': Mocha and Vivace. Mocha is optimistic to the point of borderline delusion and thinks the best of people or a situation no matter what might state otherwise. Vivace is naive and childish and therefore sees the world as an eternally hopeful place, and tends to put fun or friends before survival.
** '''Realist''': Leng Jing and Skipper. Leng Jing, [[Really700YearsOld having been around for quite a time]], usually takes the initiative to find reasonable solutions to the team's problems and often remains calm and reasonable under fire, no pun intended. Skipper often has advice on hand and, while still thinking logically, processes everything with a balance of heart and logic that similarly intelligent characters (like Mocha) cannot.
** '''Apathetic''': [spoiler:Quentin. Once reformed, Quentin usually finds the dangerous aspects of the team's adventures fun and has more interest in bugging everyone than actually contributing as an agent.]]
* FreakyFridayFlip: Quentin and Tate switch bodies in "Find the Fake". As with anything in this series, [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity Ensues]].
* FriendlyEnemy: Mocha has this attitude towards Chai.
* GenreShift: The series can go back and forth between sci-fi, adventure/fantasy, comedy, and all kinds of horror over the course of one story arc.
* GoodIsNotNice: Vermillion isn't the nicest despite her status as a hero.
** Fern practically has her own definition of "good", which is not all that nice.
* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: The Members of Irou, a team of agents that protect the world from various threats in and out of their dimension.
* GratuitousJapanese
* HarmlessVillain: Professor Gear, Skipper's [[MadScientist Mad Scientist]] persona.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Quentin eventually becomes a sort of antihero after Mocha befriends him, and ends up completely giving up his old methods of deception.]]
* HellIsThatNoise: .txt's voice is a really distorted, glitchy dial-up-like sound arranged to resemble something like a voice.
* HeroicAlbino: Milkshake.
* HilarityEnsues
* {{Jerkass}}: Fitzwilliam prefers to watch everyone be in peril than actually help, and does little as one of the more powerful Members of Irou.
** Quentin isn't that nice of a guy either. [[spoiler:Even after becoming part of the main team, he's still a pretty jerky prankster.]]
* HumansAreSpecial: Asterisk believes this.
* IAmAMonster: [[spoiler:After his reformation and seeing all the murders he's committed, Quentin becomes convinced that he's a terrifying monster.]]
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Vermillion has to fight a hypnotized Mocha and Tate after Quentin captures them.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Quentin fights using the cane he usually carries.
** Fern essentially uses ''palm leaves'', even if they are mechanized.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Tate spends the first few stories improvising weapons due to his inexperience with fighting. He sticks with a baseball bat later.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: A lot of the adult characters are friends with the younger ones.
* JapaneseDelinquents: Fern evokes this kind of archetype.
** As well as Momiji.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Vermillion. She's snarky, harsh, and bossy, but she represents love for a reason.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Fern uses a katana as back-up for her leaf blades.
* KidHero: Mocha and Tate are 16 and 15 respectively.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Anti-Mocha, who fell off her own castle while trying to kill Tate. She's the only confirmed dead character so far.]]
* KnifeNut: Barwyn uses small throwing knives as his [[WeaponOfChoice Weapon of Choice.]]
** Quentin is also associated with chef's knives or cleavers, due to his psychopathy.
* LaughingMad: '''Quentin.'''
** Mocha also laughs maniacally during the titular ''Rampage.''
** Creepily inverted with Wicker, who never laughs at all. [[NothingIsScarier He only smiles.]]
* LetsGetDangerous: Everyone pulls out all the stops in the fight against Anti-Mocha and her army.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* MadnessMantra:
** "It's okay! It's okay! It's okay! It's okay! It's okay!"
** "I'm going to kill you. You're not leaving here. Stay. Stay. Stay. Stay. Stay. Stay."
* MadnessMontage: The TV room scene during Quentin's second appearance.
* MagicFromTechnology: The city of Keikaku runs on this.
* ManipulativeBastard: Quentin uses his hypnotic powers as a way to get others to do what he wants, be it for his personal amusement or otherwise.
** Wicker also enjoys using all the characters as his pawns.
* MeaningfulName:
** Mocha is coffee-themed, and her surname is Japanese for "reality escape" or "escapism".
** Vermillion is a shade of red-orange, and her surname is a different spelling of "heart".
** Vivace is Italian for "liveliness", and her surname is Japanese for "star magic".
** Chai counters Mocha's coffee theme with a tea drink name, and her surname means "nihilism".
* MindControlEyes: Anyone Quentin hypnotizes gains crazed yellow eyes.
* MoodWhiplash
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:Mocha for Quentin.]]
* MsFanservice: Vermillion, especially in her lounge singer outfit.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Quentin.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Even while she didn't actually do it, Mocha does feel responsible somewhat for Anti-Mocha's world turning out to be a hellish dystopia.]]
** [[spoiler:Quentin eventually gains a moment after his reformation. After Mocha screams that he's a psycho for turning Keikaku into a puppet theater, he snaps and ends up hurting her, leading to his ultimate [[HeelRealization Heel Realization]].]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Vermillion's hypercannon, Sleep Paralysis. It's even worse when you consider what sleep paralysis actually is.
* NiceHat:
** Fitzwilliam wears a black and white jester hat.
** Quentin wears a slim black top hat that's reminiscent of Bill Cipher.
** Milkshake wears a red and pink sailor hat.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: While Tate attempts to keep himself from getting shot by Quentin during their gunfight in the [[WildWestEpisode Wild West Episode]], Quentin accidentally ends up revealing exactly what the duo are looking for (thus ending his fun).
* NoodleIncident: The strawberry pajama party, which is mentioned several times throughout the series as a sort of unexplained in-joke. The only hints on what happened is that Mocha and Tate were there, Vermillion is embarrassed about it, and it involved the fire department.
* OffscreenTeleportation: Quentin can do this, to very creepy effect.
* OhMyGods: The characters commonly use "Asterisk" in place of "God", such as "oh dear Asterisk", "what in the name of Asterisk", "for Asterisk's sake", etc.
** On the other hand, the characters do use "oh my God" in it's usual way.
* OceanPunk: The Deep Sea.
* OminousVisualGlitch: .txt relies on this.
* OmnicidalManiac: Wicker ultimately is this, [[spoiler: as his entire plan is to wipe out the dimensions using the power in Asterisk's soul.]]
** [[spoiler:Anti-Mocha, after having her army destroyed, completely snaps and decides to use Asterisk's soul to annihilate the world out of spite.]]
* PerpetualSmiler: Fitzwilliam's loony grin rarely leaves his face.
** Asterisk is also usually seen wearing a serene smile.
** Quentin,[[spoiler:at least as a villain.]]
* PsychopathicManchild: Fitzwilliam, the resident chainsaw-wielding, personality-switching representative of comedy and tragedy.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Zig-zagged depending on the character. .txt, Momiji, and Higanbana all have red eyes but are evil, while Vermillion and Milkshake are good but also have red eyes.
** Quentin's eyes also turn blood-red when he's angry.
* RessurectiveImmortality: [[spoiler:Asterisk doesn't die--she splits into her original components (her soul, the asterisk, and her original self, Gatari). Combining them resurrects her.]]
* RoomFullOfCrazy: Quentin's torture room.
* RunningGag:
** [[NoodleIncident The strawberry pajama party.]]
** Mocha being confident about something and immediately tripping/running into something.
** Barwyn getting injured by [[TheChewToy whatever random occurrence happens.]]
** [[spoiler:After his reformation, Mocha constantly asking Quentin questions about his species, age, biology, etc., followed by him never giving any kind of clear answer (except when Mocha asked him if he ate humans, to which he answered with a [[BigNo disgusted no.]]]]
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Mocha and Tate.
* SayMyName: "GENJITSUTOUHI!!"
** "QUENTIN JAMES REINHART!"
* SecretTestOfCharacter: In one episode [[spoiler:post-reformation]], Quentin agrees to help Barwyn become braver and tortures him repeatedly until he gets fed up enough to [[ArmorPiercingSlap to slap him.]] As it turns out, Quentin's torturing him into getting pushed to his limits was [[BatmanGambit what he had meant by "becoming braver".]]
* SeriousBusiness: Snowball fights.
** And road racing.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender
* StormingTheCastle: [[spoiler:Vermillion and Anti-Barwyn infiltrate Anti-Mocha's castle at the climax of the ''Disappearance'' arc.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: [[spoiler:Quentin, after his [[HeelFaceTurn Heel-Face Turn]]]].
* TokenHuman: Tate, the only confirmed human in the main cast.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood:
** Mocha's is cinnamon-sugar coffee cake, naturally.
** Vermillion's is strawberry shortcake, and she eats it a ''lot.''
** Barwyn's is cashews.
** Leng Jing's is yakiniku.
** Quentin's is beef jerky, as according to him it gives him something to sharpen his teeth with.
* {{Tsundere}}: Vermillion. Mocha even calls her such at one point.
* VagueAge: Asterisk is godlike, obviously, but also retains the appearance of a 7-year-old with the knowledge of a 90-year-old woman. Make of that what you will.
** Quentin is quite obviously young, and seems to be in the range of mid-twenties to early thirties, but it's strongly implied that he's ''far'' older than that.
* VillainousBreakdown: Quentin undergoes these a ''lot.'' [[spoiler: In his first appearance alone, Tate managing to successfully disarm all of his performers and secure Mocha sends him into a fit of psychotic rage.]]
** [[spoiler:In fact, his entire villain arc leading up to his capture is just a long breakdown for Quentin. As he continues to fail to kill or hypnotize Mocha and/or Tate, he slips farther and farther into insanity until he eventually gives up on everything. Luckily, he gets much better.]]
** [[spoiler:Anti-Mocha is even ''worse''. Once Mocha, Tate, Anti-Barwyn and Anti-Quentin take back the Original Girl and dispatch her army, [[OmnicidalManiac she snaps and declares she'll use Asterisk's soul to erase the world out of spite.]]]]
* WhamLine:
** "That isn't the Original Girl."
** [[spoiler:"I was human once, too."]]
** "My name is Mocha Genjitsutouhi, and I bet you are, too."
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Mocha was originally designed with black hair, pale skin and a turquoise sweater.
** Quentin was only supposed to be around for 3 episodes, after which he would be killed off. Mochagatari liked his character so much he was given the role of [[ArcVillain Arc Villain]], given a redemption arc and then solidified as one of the secondary main characters for the rest of the series.
* Yandere: Quite a few characters.
** Quentin was the possessive sort towards his old girlfriend Lilia, and then planned to kill her when she broke his heart. He seems to have grown out of it.
** Genevieve, a [[LoonyFan Loony Fan]] [[SerialKiller Serial Killer]] that gets an obsession with Quentin.
** Another episode introduces Sammy, a small boy that competed against Mocha and Chai when they were younger. Sammy completely idolizes Mocha, and he immediately tries to either kill Tate or manipulate Mocha into leaving him out of jealousy.
* YourMindMakesItReal

to:

* BlackComedy: Despite the generally lighthearted tone of the show, a good deal of the series relies on rather dark jokes. Especially whenever Quentin's are on screen.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Mocha may be a klutzy, delusional teenager, but she still is one of Mousouzen's most respected researchers.
* ButtMonkey: Barwyn, who rarely whom is routinely picked on for his [[ExtremeDoormat Extreme Doormat]] tendencies and [[TheChewToy gets through an episode without getting hurt by ''something.''
** Tate, but not to Barwyn's extent.
* CannonFodder: Barwyn, most of the time.
* CelestialBody: Nova's hair, dress, and lower arms are made of space and stars.
** As is with Selena the moon spirit.
* CessationOfExistence: [[spoiler:What happened to the Original Girl.
once an episode.]]
* TheChessmaster: Asterisk, 100% of the time. She managed to orchestrate an entire scheme for Clockwork's birthday that involved everyone getting false information CelestialBody: Nova and demolishing her party while also letting Clockwork in on the prank. And she did this ''for fun.''
** Quentin isn't above making complicated plots specially designed to mess with people as well.
* TheChewToy: Barwyn.
* CircusOfFear: Quentin's circus, the Cirque de Fantasme.
* ClockworkCreature: Skipper, an android
Selena both have hair and body parts seemingly made out of clockwork.stars.
* ChildhoodFriends: Mocha and Chai, if you could call them that.
* CreepyCemetery: Dexter lives in one, the Deep Woods Cemetery.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Asterisk, .txt, and Fitzwilliam all have monochromatic color schemes (with only bits of red or yellow).
* DragonsUpTheYinYang: The Elemental Dragons.
* DreamWeaver: Vermillion is one when not functioning as a soldier.
* EvilMeScaresMe: Mocha with Anti and Nega.
* FantasticNatureReserve: Morimori, a dark magical forest.
* FantasyKitchenSink: Mousouzen, where everything from angels to fairies to dragons exist.
* FluffyCloudHeaven: Aozora, a blue and white cloud city that is supposed to resemble Heaven. Made more obvious by it being ruled by Aoi, an archangel.
* FunctionalMagic: Magic in Mousouzen is split into three categories: stage magic, sorcery, and natural magic. Stage magic is pretty much the small-fry, ordinary magic trick, like pulling a rabbit out of a hat. (Quentin claims that sometimes it’s less magic and more knowing how to manipulate the eye.) Sorcery is actual spell magic, and is the bending and manipulation of natural magic. Sorcery involves spells and incantations, and is used for battle, utility, and craft. Natural magic is the natural supernatural magic that is part of nature itself, though it can be manipulated. Witches usually work with sorcery and natural magic.

** A lot * GhostAmnesia: Fang apparently has no memory of residents her life and only brief glimpses of how she died.
* GreatBigLibraryOfEverything: The Keikaku Library and Heaven’s Library.
* TheGrimReaper: Belladonna.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: [[spoiler:Quentin
in the Clock Lands are similar.
* CloudCuckooLand: Mousouzen.
* CloudCuckooLander: ''Everyone.''
* ColorCodedCharacters: All
latter part of the characters have an associated color:
** Mocha - Brown
** Tate - Orange
** Vermillion - Red-orange/Pink/Red
** Barwyn - Green
** Vivace - Hot pink/Orange
** Skipper - Bronze
** Leng Jing - Red/Gold
** Chai - Tan/Cream
** Quentin - Purple/Gold/Black
** Asterisk - Black and White
** Sekai - Light Green
* ComedicSociopathy: All over the place.
* CowboyEpisode: "How the West Was Gunned", where Mocha and Tate travel to a dimension resembling the Wild West and end up hunting for magic gun while Quentin wreaks havoc.
* TheComicallySerious: Vermillion.
* CrapsackWorld: [[spoiler:Anti-Mocha's world.
series.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Everyone is HumanAliens: Vivace and Mocha.
* ImAHumanitarian: Madeline, who gleefully kills and candies human parts to eat.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Vermillion does
this at different points, but it's especially true for Tate, Vermillion, numerous times, most notably beating up two robbers in only a slit dress and Barwyn.
heels.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[spoiler:Once Quentin gives up on trying LevelAte: The Kingdom of Dulcis, a land made out of food and sweets.
* Lunarians: The inhabitants of Lunar City.
* MagicalGirlWarrior: Vermillion parodies one.
* ManInWhite: Sylvan.
* MindControlEyes: Anyone under Quentin's hypnosis has golden eyes
to kill her, match his own.
* {{Pirates}}: The Poison Urchin crew.
* PlayingWithFire: Leng Jing, a fire dragon. Homura also has talent with fire as a fire spinner.
* ResetButton: [[spoiler:Asterisk’s soul, the said asterisk, has the power to reset the universe at the possessors will. Gatari used the asterisk to destroy the old world before fusing with it and shaping Mousouzen, and
Mocha befriends him.and Tate use it to destroy Mousouzen to rid the world of Wicker and free Gatari.]]
* DemonicPossession: Mocha RetiredBadass: Sylvan. If Asterisk is to be believed, he was possessed twice by Wicker, [[spoiler:coming to warn them about his plans.]]
** [[spoiler:He also possessed Quentin numerous times after his Heel-Face Turn, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating him into trying to harm Mocha due to Quentin's newfound friendship
once a very harsh and powerful man with her.]]]]
* DidntWantAnAdventure: Tate
extensive and Barwyn on a regular basis.
deadly powers over nature, and while he still has those powers, he’s become much looser.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Anti-Mocha RichBitch: Chai Kyomushugi.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: The series
is shot off the edge of her castle's roof at the end generally lighthearted and silly, making use of the '' Disappearance'' arc.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Quentin tries to kill himself via axe during his last appearance as a villain. [[HappilyFailedSuicide Mocha stops him.]]]]
* DrunkWithPower: Quentin under
nonsensical fantastic setting and wacky characters. However, once threats or villains come in and make themselves known, the influence tone of the Ghoul Crown.
** Leng Jing becomes slightly over the top with her performances when she steals Quentin's circus in "Circus Fired".
** It's implied this is one reason why Anti-Mocha is so psychotic.
* DualWielding: Vivace, who uses twin pistols.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Quentin.
** Black Velvet.
* EldritchAbomination: Wicker, a shadowlike being that happens to be the ''embodiment of insanity''.
** He also turns anyone he possesses into tar-like [[BlobMonster Blob Monsters]].
** Quentin's Ghoul Spider form counts, too.
* EldritchLocation: Wicker's Wonderland.
* ElementalPowers: The Four Dragons have these.
** Leng Jing - Fire
** Zheng Yu - Water
** Yun Lei - Air
** Kun Shen - Earth
* {{Egopolis}}: [[spoiler:Anti-Mocha's version of Keikaku.]]
* EverybodysDeadDave: A variation: everyone isn't actually dead, but Anti-Mocha gives this impression to Mocha to manipulate her into surrendering and allowing her to kill her.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: One of the major themes in
the series is the fact that true evil cannot understand goodwill, and that such can lead to evil's downfall.
significantly darkens.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Wicker's voice is very low and eerily pleasant.
** Quentin's real voice.
SpacePolice: The Selenic Task Patrol.
* ExtremeDoormat: Zig-zagged with Barwyn. He commonly lets the others step all over him due to overly-kind nature, but depending on the situation he can stand up for himself perfectly well.
StalkerWithACrush: Madeline towards Tate.
* FaceFramedInShadow: .txt.
** Quentin's face is shrouded in black shadows [[spoiler:before he rips out Skye's throat.]]
SteamPunk: Kagari.
* FantasticRacism: It's TallDarkAndSnarky: Quentin.
* ThatManIsDead: Dr. Rey feels this way about his human self, although it's
shown that some of the races in Mousouzen find humans/Realists weak or ignorant, due to he’s not being experienced with magic or advanced science. Vermillion also had a similar attitude to Tate, which [[CharacterDevelopment gradually changes.]]
* FantasyCounterpartCulture
* FantasyKitchenSink
* FiveManBand:
** [[TheHero The Hero:]] Mocha and Tate switch roles regularly.
** [[TheLancer The Lancer:]] Tate or Vermillion.
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Guy:]] Fitzwilliam, [[spoiler:and later Quentin when he joins the team.]]
** [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Guy:]] Skipper and Mocha alternate.
** [[TheChick The Chick:]] Vivace.
** [[TheSixthRanger The Sixth Ranger:]] Leng Jing, who appears the least (probably due to her having a larger role in ''Nine Tales'') and eventually [[spoiler:Quentin]].
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Barwyn and Callie.
** Milkshake and Buttermilk.
* FourPhilosophyEnsemble:
** '''Cynic''': Vermillion and Tate. Tate thinks on logic and is very practical, which causes him to be somewhat doubtful or disbelieving of Mocha's constant optimism. Vermillion is similar in that she often resorts to being distrustful of people by default, and has a habit of judging others based on their emotional strength.
** '''Optismist''': Mocha and Vivace. Mocha is optimistic to the point of borderline delusion and thinks the best of people or a situation no matter what might state otherwise. Vivace is naive and childish and therefore sees the world as an eternally hopeful place, and tends to put fun or friends before survival.
** '''Realist''': Leng Jing and Skipper. Leng Jing, [[Really700YearsOld having been around for quite a time]], usually takes the initiative to find reasonable solutions to the team's problems and often remains calm and reasonable under fire, no pun intended. Skipper often has advice on hand and, while still thinking logically, processes everything with a balance of heart and logic that similarly intelligent characters (like Mocha) cannot.
** '''Apathetic''': [spoiler:Quentin. Once reformed, Quentin usually finds the dangerous aspects of the team's adventures fun and has more interest in bugging everyone than actually contributing as an agent.]]
* FreakyFridayFlip: Quentin and Tate switch bodies in "Find the Fake". As with anything in this series, [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity Ensues]].
* FriendlyEnemy: Mocha has this attitude towards Chai.
* GenreShift: The series can go back and forth between sci-fi, adventure/fantasy, comedy, and all kinds of horror over the course of one story arc.
* GoodIsNotNice: Vermillion isn't the nicest despite her status as a hero.
** Fern practically has her own definition of "good", which is not all that nice.
* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: The Members of Irou, a team of agents that protect the world from various threats in and out of their dimension.
* GratuitousJapanese
* HarmlessVillain: Professor Gear, Skipper's [[MadScientist Mad Scientist]] persona.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Quentin eventually becomes a sort of antihero after Mocha befriends him, and ends up
completely giving up his old methods of deception.]]
gone.
* HellIsThatNoise: .txt's voice is a really distorted, glitchy dial-up-like sound arranged to resemble something like a voice.
* HeroicAlbino: Milkshake.
* HilarityEnsues
* {{Jerkass}}: Fitzwilliam prefers to watch everyone be in peril than actually help, and does little as one of the more powerful Members of Irou.
** Quentin isn't that nice of a guy either. [[spoiler:Even after becoming part of the main team, he's still a pretty jerky prankster.]]
* HumansAreSpecial: Asterisk believes this.
* IAmAMonster: [[spoiler:After his reformation and seeing all the murders he's committed, Quentin becomes convinced that he's a terrifying monster.]]
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Vermillion has to fight a hypnotized
ThemeNaming: Mocha and Tate after Quentin captures them.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Quentin fights using the cane he usually carries.
** Fern essentially uses ''palm leaves'', even if they are mechanized.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Tate spends the first few stories improvising weapons due to his inexperience with fighting. He sticks with a baseball bat later.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: A lot of the adult characters are friends with the younger ones.
* JapaneseDelinquents: Fern evokes this kind of archetype.
** As well as Momiji.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Vermillion. She's snarky, harsh, and bossy, but she represents love for a reason.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Fern uses a katana as back-up for her leaf blades.
* KidHero: Mocha and Tate are 16 and 15 respectively.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Anti-Mocha, who fell off her own castle while trying to kill Tate. She's the only confirmed dead character so far.]]
* KnifeNut: Barwyn uses small throwing knives as his [[WeaponOfChoice Weapon of Choice.]]
** Quentin is also associated with chef's knives or cleavers, due to his psychopathy.
* LaughingMad: '''Quentin.'''
** Mocha also laughs maniacally during the titular ''Rampage.''
** Creepily inverted with Wicker, who never laughs at all. [[NothingIsScarier He only smiles.]]
* LetsGetDangerous: Everyone pulls out all the stops in the fight against Anti-Mocha and her army.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* MadnessMantra:
** "It's okay! It's okay! It's okay! It's okay! It's okay!"
** "I'm going to kill you. You're not leaving here. Stay. Stay. Stay. Stay. Stay. Stay."
* MadnessMontage: The TV room scene during Quentin's second appearance.
* MagicFromTechnology: The city of Keikaku runs on this.
* ManipulativeBastard: Quentin uses his hypnotic powers as a way to get others to do what he wants, be it for his personal amusement or otherwise.
** Wicker also enjoys using
all the characters as his pawns.
* MeaningfulName:
**
she knew during her childhood have food or dessert-related names: Mocha is coffee-themed, herself (cafe mocha), Chai (chai tea), Sammy (sandwich cookies, specifically Oreos), and Millie (bananas foster).
**Mocha
and her [[ShadowArchetype Shadow Archetypes]] also have a food name and a surname is Japanese for "reality escape" or "escapism".
** Vermillion is
referring to a shade of red-orange, philosophy: Mocha Genjitsutouhi (cafe mocha & escapism), Chai Kyomushugi (chai tea & nihilism) and her surname is a different spelling of "heart".
** Vivace is Italian for "liveliness",
successor Choux Kojinshugi (choux cream/cream puffs & individualism).
* TimeMaster: Clockwork.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Higanbana
and her surname is Japanese for "star magic".
** Chai counters Mocha's coffee theme with a tea drink name, and her surname means "nihilism".
* MindControlEyes: Anyone Quentin hypnotizes gains crazed yellow eyes.
* MoodWhiplash
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:Mocha for Quentin.]]
* MsFanservice: Vermillion, especially in her lounge singer outfit.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Quentin.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Even while she didn't actually do it, Mocha does feel responsible somewhat for Anti-Mocha's world turning out to be a hellish dystopia.]]
** [[spoiler:Quentin eventually gains a moment after his reformation. After Mocha screams that he's a psycho for turning Keikaku into a puppet theater, he snaps and ends up hurting her, leading to his ultimate [[HeelRealization Heel Realization]].]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Vermillion's hypercannon, Sleep Paralysis. It's even worse when you consider what sleep paralysis actually is.
* NiceHat:
**
Fitzwilliam wears a black and white jester hat.
** Quentin wears a slim black top hat that's reminiscent of Bill Cipher.
** Milkshake wears a red and pink sailor hat.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: While Tate attempts to keep himself from getting shot by Quentin during their gunfight in the [[WildWestEpisode Wild West Episode]], Quentin accidentally ends up revealing exactly what the duo are looking for (thus ending his fun).
* NoodleIncident: The strawberry pajama party, which is mentioned several times throughout the series as a sort of unexplained in-joke. The
both enjoy pain ''a lot''.
**Also Quentin, but
only hints on what happened is that Mocha and Tate were there, if it's Vermillion inflicting it.
* VillainousHarlequin: Fitzwilliam.
* WaveMotionGun: Vermillion’s hypercannon Sleep Paralysis
is embarrassed about it, and it involved the fire department.
a ''gigantic'' one.
* OffscreenTeleportation: Quentin can do this, to very creepy effect.
* OhMyGods: The characters commonly use "Asterisk" in place of "God", such as "oh dear Asterisk", "what in the name of Asterisk", "for Asterisk's sake", etc.
** On the other hand, the characters do use "oh my God" in it's usual way.
* OceanPunk: The Deep Sea.
* OminousVisualGlitch: .txt relies on this.
* OmnicidalManiac: Wicker ultimately is this, [[spoiler: as his entire plan is to wipe out the dimensions using the power in Asterisk's soul.]]
** [[spoiler:Anti-Mocha, after having her army destroyed, completely snaps and decides to use Asterisk's soul to annihilate the world out of spite.]]
* PerpetualSmiler: Fitzwilliam's loony grin rarely leaves his face.
** Asterisk is also usually seen wearing a serene smile.
** Quentin,[[spoiler:at least as a villain.]]
* PsychopathicManchild: Fitzwilliam, the resident chainsaw-wielding, personality-switching representative of comedy and tragedy.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Zig-zagged depending on the character. .txt, Momiji, and Higanbana all have red eyes but are evil, while Vermillion and Milkshake are good but also have red eyes.
** Quentin's eyes also turn blood-red when he's angry.
* RessurectiveImmortality: [[spoiler:Asterisk doesn't die--she splits into her original components (her soul, the asterisk, and her original self, Gatari). Combining them resurrects her.]]
* RoomFullOfCrazy: Quentin's torture room.
* RunningGag:
** [[NoodleIncident The strawberry pajama party.]]
** Mocha being confident about something and immediately tripping/running into something.
** Barwyn getting injured by [[TheChewToy whatever random occurrence happens.]]
** [[spoiler:After his reformation, Mocha constantly asking Quentin questions about his species, age, biology, etc., followed by him never giving any kind of clear answer (except when Mocha asked him if he ate humans, to which he answered with a [[BigNo disgusted no.]]]]
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Mocha and Tate.
* SayMyName: "GENJITSUTOUHI!!"
** "QUENTIN JAMES REINHART!"
* SecretTestOfCharacter: In one episode [[spoiler:post-reformation]], Quentin agrees to help Barwyn become braver and tortures him repeatedly until he gets fed up enough to [[ArmorPiercingSlap to slap him.]] As it turns out, Quentin's torturing him into getting pushed to his limits was [[BatmanGambit what he had meant by "becoming braver".]]
* SeriousBusiness: Snowball fights.
** And road racing.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender
* StormingTheCastle: [[spoiler:Vermillion and Anti-Barwyn infiltrate Anti-Mocha's castle at the climax of the ''Disappearance'' arc.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: [[spoiler:Quentin, after his [[HeelFaceTurn Heel-Face Turn]]]].
* TokenHuman: Tate, the only confirmed human in the main cast.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood:
** Mocha's is cinnamon-sugar coffee cake, naturally.
** Vermillion's is strawberry shortcake, and she eats it a ''lot.''
** Barwyn's is cashews.
** Leng Jing's is yakiniku.
** Quentin's is beef jerky, as according to him it gives him something to sharpen his teeth with.
* {{Tsundere}}: Vermillion. Mocha even calls her such at one point.
* VagueAge: Asterisk is godlike, obviously, but also retains the appearance of a 7-year-old with the knowledge of a 90-year-old woman. Make of that what you will.
** Quentin is quite obviously young, and seems to be in the range of mid-twenties to early thirties, but it's
WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: It’s strongly implied that he's ''far'' older than that.
* VillainousBreakdown: Quentin undergoes these a ''lot.'' [[spoiler: In his first appearance alone, Tate managing
magic can severely cause problems to successfully disarm all of his performers and secure Mocha sends him into a fit of psychotic rage.]]
** [[spoiler:In fact, his entire villain arc leading up
those who weren’t born to his capture is just a long breakdown for Quentin. As he continues to fail to kill or hypnotize Mocha and/or Tate, he slips farther and farther into insanity until he eventually gives up on everything. Luckily, he gets much better.]]
** [[spoiler:Anti-Mocha is even ''worse''. Once Mocha, Tate, Anti-Barwyn and Anti-Quentin take back the Original Girl and dispatch her army, [[OmnicidalManiac she snaps and declares she'll use Asterisk's soul to erase the world out of spite.]]]]
* WhamLine:
** "That isn't the Original Girl."
** [[spoiler:"I was human once, too."]]
** "My name is Mocha Genjitsutouhi, and I bet you are, too."
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Mocha was originally designed with black hair, pale skin and a turquoise sweater.
** Quentin was only supposed to be around for 3 episodes, after which he would be killed off. Mochagatari liked his character so much he was given the role of [[ArcVillain Arc Villain]], given a redemption arc and then solidified as
control magic (like witches). It’s cited that one of the secondary main characters for the rest of the series.
* Yandere: Quite a few characters.
**
reasons Quentin was the possessive sort towards his old girlfriend Lilia, and then planned to kill her when she broke his heart. He seems to have grown out of it.
** Genevieve, a [[LoonyFan Loony Fan]] [[SerialKiller Serial Killer]]
went insane is that gets an obsession he continued to inject and infuse himself with Quentin.
** Another episode introduces Sammy, a small boy that competed against
more and more magic power, which warped his already-broken mind beyond repair.
**When Tate asked
Mocha and Chai when they were younger. Sammy completely idolizes Mocha, and he immediately tries to either kill Tate or manipulate why Callie was exempt from this despite not being a born witch, Mocha reasoned that unlike Quentin, who actually tried implanting magic directly into leaving him out his body, she seeks to learn to control magic like any magician could instead of jealousy.
become one with it.
* YourMindMakesItRealWorldInTheSky: Aozora, a cloud city modeled after Heaven.

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