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A Fox in Paradise has completed one thread, which contains the Double Dealing Character (DDC) incident and an original incident [[spoiler:Continuation of Past Tragedies]] ([=CoPT=]) , and can be found [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/a-fox-in-paradise-touhou.588297/ here]].

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A Fox in Paradise has completed one thread, which contains the Double Dealing Character (DDC) incident and an original incident [[spoiler:Continuation Continuation of Past Tragedies]] Tragedies ([=CoPT=]) , and can be found [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/a-fox-in-paradise-touhou.588297/ here]].


** [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/a-fox-in-paradise-touhou.588297/page-58#post-45495832 Sidestory 2.0: The Art of Illusions]]. [[spoiler:Ayumu is huddled in cave, freezing cold, low on magic and forced to spend more to keep himself warm. Then a vision of his DeadLittleSister tells him he needs to take care of himself. He is well aware this is either his own magic fooling ''him'', or a property of the cave. He promises not to waste more magic. Satisfied, the illusion of his sister snuggles in next to his side, and he allows her to remain [[BelievingTheirOwnLies because she's warm... and he misses her.]]]]

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** [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/a-fox-in-paradise-touhou.588297/page-58#post-45495832 Sidestory 2.0: The Art of Illusions]]. [[spoiler:Ayumu is huddled in cave, freezing cold, low on magic and forced to spend more to keep himself warm. Then a vision of his DeadLittleSister deceased lil' sister tells him he needs to take care of himself. He is well aware this is either his own magic fooling ''him'', or a property of the cave. He promises not to waste more magic. Satisfied, the illusion of his sister snuggles in next to his side, and he allows her to remain [[BelievingTheirOwnLies because she's warm... and he misses her.]]]]



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* WeatherOfWar: Kanako calls up a storm to aid them during the finale of [=CoPT=].

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* GeniusLoci: The Moriya Shrine. It ''is'' Suwako.


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* WhamEpisode: The attack on [[spoiler:the Human Village and the Moriya Shrine.]]
** [[spoiler:Ayumu's meeting with Yukari near the end of [=CoPT=], where he asks Yukari about [[spoiler:Ran's possible relation to the events. Which not only turns out to exist, but is tied to Ayumu's own tragedy. It ends in Ayumu and Yukari both achieving a measure of catharsis for their past.]]

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* AwakeningTheSleepingGiant: Anyone who incites Yukari to action. [[DeepSleep Especially if you manage to interrupt her hibernation]].

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** Yukari has also done this.
---> [[spoiler:'''Danjuro:''']]] It's like Yukari all over again; [[CurbstompBattle a ten-minute-disaster]] followed by centuries of clean-up.


* AlternateLandmarkHistory: Lake Suwa? Made by Suwako.



* BeenThereShapedHistory: Almost everyone in Gensokyo can claim this, especially Kanako and Suwako.
** Ayumu caused the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_Incident Kobe Incident]].



* CoolSword: Kanako has them.

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* CoolSword: Kanako has them. Youmu has one too.


* AssholeVictim: Futaba. Conspiring to topple the established order in Gensokyo means no one cares if a fox hits you with enough [[CharmPerson Charm]] to turn you into a drooling mess, interrogates you, and then throwing you to Reimu's mercy.

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* AssholeVictim: Futaba. Conspiring to topple the established order in Gensokyo means no one cares if a fox hits you with enough [[CharmPerson Charm]] to turn you into a drooling mess, interrogates you, and then throwing throws you to Reimu's mercy.



** Though Sukuna ends up needing Ayumu to save her from her own allies, in the climax.

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** Though Sukuna ends up needing Ayumu to save her from her own allies, allies in the climax.



** Ayumu [[spoiler:lost his entire family, ran away with his injured sister, only for her to die in his arms. Despite liking people he spent the next few centuries on the run, never revealing his past or who he was, or formering significant long term attachments, with the except Akyuu (then known as Amu). By the time the story starts, he's desperate for connections.]]

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** Ayumu [[spoiler:lost his entire family, ran away with his injured sister, only for her to die in his arms. Despite liking people he spent the next few centuries on the run, never revealing his past or who he was, or formering forming significant long term attachments, with the except exception of Akyuu (then known as Amu). By the time the story starts, he's desperate for connections.]]



* FlashbackNightmare: [[spoiler:Ayumu's attempts to create a spellcard result in one themed after the cremation of his younger sister's body after she died in his arms. Needless to say his dream afterward is anything but pleasant.]]

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* FlashbackNightmare: [[spoiler:Ayumu's attempts to create a spellcard result results in one themed after [Fox Sign] - Living Cremation, whose theme is the cremation of his younger sister's body after she died in his arms. Needless to say his dream afterward is anything but pleasant.]]



* FromBadToWorse: When the Human village is attacked. [[spoiler:Ayumu is ambushed while rescuing people. The Human Village is burned and heavily damaged in the middle of winter. Moriya Shrine is attacked, leaving Kanako in a coma and the shrine buried underground. Suwako unearths the shrine and joins Kanako in slumber soon after. Then Sanae and Ayumu are ambushed on their way to rest at the Tengu village. Then Yukari gaps them to the village by dumping them in the fountain, in the middle of winter.]]

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* FromBadToWorse: When the Human village is attacked. [[spoiler:Ayumu is ambushed while rescuing people. The Human Village is burned and heavily damaged in the middle of winter. The Moriya Shrine is attacked, leaving Kanako in a coma and the shrine buried underground. Suwako unearths the shrine and joins Kanako in slumber soon after. Then Sanae and Ayumu are ambushed on their way to rest at the Tengu village. Then Yukari gaps them to the village by dumping them in the fountain, in the middle of winter.]]



-> '''Suwako:''' Ah’m a goddess, I was never human like ‘Nako. At the end of the day ah’m not a real person, so my goddess robes are a part of me as much as my weapon and soul is.

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-> --> '''Suwako:''' Ah’m a goddess, I was never human like ‘Nako. At the end of the day ah’m not a real person, so my goddess robes are a part of me as much as my weapon and soul is.



* IdiotBall: In Ayumu's hands when he decide that the right idea after shot down into an unfamiliar forest at night, was to walk toward the thing that shot him. It ends in blood.

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* IdiotBall: In Ayumu's hands when he decide that the right idea after being shot down into an unfamiliar forest at night, was to walk toward the thing that shot him. It ends in blood.



* LoopholeAbuse: Mima is not able to leave the Hakurei Shrine. [[spoiler: She solves this by breaking off a piece of the shrine, and taking it with her.]]

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* LoopholeAbuse: Mima is not able to leave the Hakurei Shrine. [[spoiler: She solves this by breaking off a piece of the shrine, shrine and taking it with her.]]



* MidSeasonUpgrade: [[spoiler: The Moriya offer Ayumu a Shinshi contract, which makes him a divine servant empowered by faith. His gets a full tail of power, and regains the rest of his power at an accelerated rate.]]

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* MidSeasonUpgrade: [[spoiler: The Moriya offer Ayumu a Shinshi contract, which makes him a divine servant empowered by faith. His gets a full tail of power, power and regains the rest of his power at an accelerated rate.]]



* NervesOfSteel: All of Moriya Shrine, by they approach it from different directons.

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* NervesOfSteel: All of the Moriya Shrine, by but they approach it from different directons.



** Seija when her attempt to recruit Utsuho backfires.
** Remilia upon realizing Flandre has gone berserk.



* ShrineToSelf: The Moriya Shrine, naturally. It has a big painting of Kanako and Suwako above the altar. Not suprising, they are goddesses and this is their temple.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Moriya deciding NOT to immediately investigate [[spoiler:the Fox Village after the Human Village attack]].

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* ShrineToSelf: The Moriya Shrine, naturally. It Shrine has a big painting of Kanako and Suwako above the altar. Not suprising, they are goddesses and this is their temple.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Moriya deciding NOT to immediately investigate [[spoiler:the Fox Village after the attack on the Human Village attack]].Village]].



** [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/a-fox-in-paradise-touhou.588297/page-58#post-45495832 Sidestory 2.0: The Art of Illusions]]. [[spoiler:Ayumu is huddled in cave, freezing cold, low on magic and forced to spend more to keep himself warm. Then an vision of his DeadLittleSister appears telling him he needs to take care of himself. He is well aware this is either his own magic fooling ''him'', or a property of the cave. He promises not to waste more magic. Satisfied, the illusion of his sister snuggles in next to his side, and he allows her to remain [[BelievingTheirOwnLies because she's warm... and he misses her.]]]]

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** [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/a-fox-in-paradise-touhou.588297/page-58#post-45495832 Sidestory 2.0: The Art of Illusions]]. [[spoiler:Ayumu is huddled in cave, freezing cold, low on magic and forced to spend more to keep himself warm. Then an a vision of his DeadLittleSister appears telling tells him he needs to take care of himself. He is well aware this is either his own magic fooling ''him'', or a property of the cave. He promises not to waste more magic. Satisfied, the illusion of his sister snuggles in next to his side, and he allows her to remain [[BelievingTheirOwnLies because she's warm... and he misses her.]]]]



* TrueCompanions: Ayumu and Moriya may be evolving into this.

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* TrueCompanions: Ayumu and the Moriya may be evolving into this.


* DistractedByMyOwnSexy: When Ayumu disguises himself in Kanako's form, Kanako takes the opportunity to admire herself.
** Averted with Suwako, who has [[SelfDuplication cloning powers]] and finds copies that are not her creepy.



* GodCouple: Averted. Kanako and Suwako are just best friends here.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Kanako and Suwako. They even adopted a child together.



* TalkToTheFist: Suwako interrupting Kanako's introduction with a [[ImprobableWeaponUser iron ring]] to the back of the head, and a DigAttack from below.



* TheTrickster: Ayumu. He tends to avoid combat when possible, but when forced...
--> '''Suwako:''' Yer really one for trickery and area of denial ain’t ya?
--> '''Kanako:''' Your spellcards are extensions of yourself, it wouldn’t be wrong to say you choose to stay out of an upfront encounter almost completely… and you use others for direct combat.


* CrowningMomentOfAwesome
** Kanako's RousingSpeech in DDC.
---> Tengu of Youkai Mountain. There is your enemy!
---> In that pathetic excuse for a castle are those who have attempted to throw Gensokyo into chaos, and that have taken the lives of your own.
---> They believe that in doing so they can take over our lands, cause a revolution!
---> They believe they can get away with this…
---> They believe they can threaten our way of life…
---> They believe they can cause harm to the followers of the Moriya and get away with it. Allow the Moriya to disabuse them of that notion.
---> '''Divine Pillar - Meteoric Onbashira!'''
** Ayumu's plan for Seija, despite averting the UnspokenPlanGuarantee, works JustAsPlanned.
** In the main continuity, [[spoiler:Ayumu successfully gets Yukari's attention, and Yukari procedes to [[CurbstompBattle utterly destroy Seija]], before tossing her into Yukari's gap dimension.]]
** Revealed in an AlternateContinuity, Ayumu's Last Word - [[spoiler:The Final Fox of Miyagi]].
* CrowningMomentOfFunny
** [[UnsportsmanlikeGloating Kanako reaction to being named Best Goddess]].
** The conversation between [[SnarkToSnarkCombat Yukari and Ayumu]] while waiting for Sanae to pack:
---> '''Yukari:''' Still awake in there?
---> '''Ayumu:''' Yes, sorry. Just thinking about a few things.
---> '''Yukari:''' Do not harm yourself.
---> '''Ayumu:''' [[BornUnlucky Life does that for me]]. So what is the plan? Are you just going to dump us off somewhere?
---> '''Yukari:''' You believe after all the times I’ve saved your life I would just dump you somewhere with no prior plans?
---> '''Ayumu:''' [[RunningGag I distinctly remember you murdering me the first time we met]].
** [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/a-fox-in-paradise-touhou.588297/page-90#post-47229098 The 'Together We Ride' Omake]].
* CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming: The story has a bunch, usually involving Sanae.
** Anytime Ayumu shows that [[BigBrotherInstinct 'yes I have been a big brother for about a century, how can you tell?']]
** Sanae and Ayumu's trip to dream Akihabara. Sanae had to give up a lot of her desires to support her mothers, and took the chance to fulfill one of her childhood dreams. It's made even better by Ayumu being a GrumpyOldMan while he helps her.
---> Perhaps this is a good time to mention you've never been able to stand Akihabara.
---> Sanae for her part however, looks like the child who got the pony they've always wanted for Christmas. At Disney World.
---> “'''This!''' This is-”
---> Noisy, annoying, a little smelly.
---> “'''Wonderful!'''”
---> Yes that too you suppose.
** Sanae's birthday is one long [=CMoH=] but the high points include:
*** The [[spoiler: Tokyo Trip]] reveal reaction. Paid for with Ayumu's boon from Yukari.
*** Sanae and Ayumu's bond after the trip to [[spoiler: the ''actual'' Akihabara.]]


* Tear Jerker: ''Yes''.

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* Tear Jerker: TearJerker: ''Yes''.



* TookALevelInBadass: This is Kanako's origin story.
** Ayumu also goes from being casually smacked around by Suwako in his first fight, to fighting Sanae on his own terms. [[spoiler:And ''winning.'']]



* WeatherManipulation: At Ayumu's suggestion, Kanako uses this to call up a storm make illusions ineffective. Kanako also uses it [[ShockAndAwe strike her enemies with lightning]].
* WeaponizedLandmark: Kanako's Onbashira. She plants them on the mountain as symbols of herself, but she can also telekinetically control them and use them as projectiles.
** That is her opening assault on the Inverted Castle.
** It takes a while, but Kanako eventually figures out how to let Ayumu do this with his [[PowerCopying copy of her spellcard]].


** [[spoiler:Ayumu steals one of Kanako's swords from a museum in Tokyo.]]

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** [[spoiler:Ayumu steals one of Kanako's swords from a museum in Tokyo.Tokyo to return to Kanako.]]


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* DysfunctionJunction: Moriya Shrine. All of its members are concealing some kind of damage
** Sanae [[spoiler:has intense abandonment issues, because her mothers couldn't manifest themselves or stay conscious most of the time. Her faith and love is what kept them alive, and she lived most of her life in the expectation that they would someday disappear.]]
** Kanako [[spoiler:has lived AGodIsMe so long that despite ADeityOfHumanOrigin she's out of practice at being human herself. She relies on her goddess persona to interact with others, and has difficulty admitting her own faults.]]
** Suwako [[spoiler:is a spirit, not a woman. She was born as a fully formed goddess and while she is personable and very good at appearing human, she has a very alien mind and perspective.]]
** Ayumu [[spoiler:lost his entire family, ran away with his injured sister, only for her to die in his arms. Despite liking people he spent the next few centuries on the run, never revealing his past or who he was, or formering significant long term attachments, with the except Akyuu (then known as Amu). By the time the story starts, he's desperate for connections.]]


* AGodAmI: Kanako was a born a human, and ascended to divinity. To this day she still makes a point to impress her divinity upon other people. She even uses an overly dramatic speech to greet Ayumu for the first time.
** She gives another dramatic speech, to much more appropriate effect, while leading the assault on the Inverted Castle.



* BigDamnHeroes: Kanako, [[spoiler:when Danjuro is getting ready to kill Ayumu and Suwako.]]
* BigEater: Kanako eats half a cow at one point.



* BoobsOfSteel: Kanako.



** [[spoiler:Ayumu steals one of Kanako's swords from a museum in Tokyo.]]



** Though Sukuna ends up needing to save her from her own allies, in the climax.

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** Though Sukuna ends up needing Ayumu to save her from her own allies, in the climax.



* [[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry The Glorious War of Motherly Rivalry]]: Kanako and Suwako, now and forever.

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* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Kanako and Suwako, now and forever.
** When they're competing over Sanae,
[[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry The Glorious War of Motherly Rivalry]]: Kanako and Suwako, now and forever. Rivalry]] is more accurate.



* GiantWaistRibbon: Kanako's rope belt.



* GodEmperor: Kanako. Even after losing her kingdom, it’s still a notable part of her personality.



* JapaneseSpirit: Kanako, former Ruler of Yamato, embodies this. She has is never gives up or admits defeat (Seishin), she is absolutely implacable in her convictions (Chie), and went from a normal human to an existence surpassing Suwako, on top of an overabundance of Seishin and Chie.

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* JapaneseSpirit: Kanako, former Ruler of Yamato, embodies this. She has is never gives up or admits defeat (Seishin), she is absolutely implacable in her convictions (Chie), and went from a normal human to an existence surpassing Suwako, on top of an overabundance of Seishin and Chie.Chie (Koyū).



* LadyOfWar: Kanako.
* LargeHam: Kanako. It's in her opening line.
--> '''Kanako:''' I bid thee welcome to the Moriya shrine, rejoice and be merry for your long journey is over!
** It returns for her RousingSpeech.



* MasterSwordsman: Kanako knows how to use many weapons, but swords are her specialty.



** Whoever left her was a worshipper of the Moriya. They prayed ans provided a substantial amount of faith.



* StatuesqueStunner: Kanako is six and a half feet tall.



* TinyTyrannicalGirl: According to Sanae, Kanako was forced to stay in her smaller form after arriving in Gensokyo and would stand on a box when she needed to order anyone around.

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* EveryManHasHisPrice: Or every Reimu, as the case may be. Ayumu uses a blatant bribe via donation to get on her good side. It works.

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