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* GratuitousJapanese: The story is written as though it was [[TranslationConvention translated from Japanese]], and keeps {{Honorifics}}, [[JapaneseSiblingTerminology titles]], attack names, and untranslatable words in the "original" language. Each chapter title also comes in both English and Japanese. The story even has an attached [[http://www.inu-papa.com/memoirs/glossary.html glossary]] of Japanese terms.

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* GratuitousJapanese: The story is written as though it was [[TranslationConvention translated from Japanese]], and keeps {{Honorifics}}, [[JapaneseSiblingTerminology [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseSiblingTerminology titles]], attack names, and untranslatable words in the "original" language. Each chapter title also comes in both English and Japanese. The story even has an attached [[http://www.inu-papa.com/memoirs/glossary.html glossary]] of Japanese terms.


* BeeAfraid:
** Queen Amahari's castle.
** Inverted later when [[spoiler:Inu-papa brings the surviving bees back to the Artisan Village to help rebuild, making it better with bees]].



* EverythingsWorseWithBees: Queen Amahari's castle.
** Inverted later when [[spoiler:Inu-papa brings the surviving bees back to the Artisan Village to help rebuild, making it better with bees]].

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* HatePlague: The miasma on the mountain is literally [[spoiler: malice made manifest]], and causes those who take in too much of it to become sadistic and easy to anger.


* InterspeciesAdoption: [[spoiler: After repeatedly balking at taking the role, mostly due to the only 9-year age difference, Akagane eventually explicitly adopts Inu-papa]].

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* InterspeciesAdoption: [[spoiler: After repeatedly balking at taking the role, mostly due to the [[AdoptivePeerParent only 9-year age difference, difference]], Akagane eventually explicitly adopts Inu-papa]].

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* InterspeciesAdoption: [[spoiler: After repeatedly balking at taking the role, mostly due to the only 9-year age difference, Akagane eventually explicitly adopts Inu-papa]].
** Myouga seeing himself as Ryakki's father would also likely apply.


* MoralMyopia: Discussed many times as Inu-papa attempts to differentiate himself from Souzou Tennou, often failing.
-->"Really the only striking difference between the two was how much personal investment I had in them. But could I honestly say that Akagane was in the right simply because I cared about his life more than the Meioujuu's, and Souzou Tennou was wrong because I cared more about my mother's life than his?" - ''Chapter 123''

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* MoralMyopia: Discussed many times as Inu-papa attempts to differentiate himself from Souzou Tennou, often failing.
-->"Really
Deconstructing this trope is one of the central themes of the story.
--> [[spoiler: "Really
the only striking difference between the two was how much personal investment I had in them. But could I honestly say that Akagane was in the right simply because I cared about his life more than the Meioujuu's, and Souzou Tennou was wrong because I cared more about my mother's life than his?" his?"]] - ''Chapter 123''



* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Deconstructing this trope is one of the central themes of the story.
--> [[spoiler: "Really the only striking difference between the two was how much personal investment I had in them. But could I honestly say that Akagane was in the right simply because I cared about his life more than the Meioujuu's, and Souzou Tennou was wrong because I cared more about my mother's life than his?"]] - ''Chapter 123''

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* MoralMyopia: Discussed many times as Inu-papa attempts to differentiate himself from Souzou Tennou, often failing.
-->"Really the only striking difference between the two was how much personal investment I had in them. But could I honestly say that Akagane was in the right simply because I cared about his life more than the Meioujuu's, and Souzou Tennou was wrong because I cared more about my mother's life than his?" - ''Chapter 123''

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* AnotherMansTerror: A side-effect of ''Tamaokuri no Nari'' is that the wielder has to personally experience the dying memories of the spirit they send.


* WackyMarriageProposal: Kogane suggested Akagane give Hisui flowers. Akagane thought flowers were dumb since he likes swords better. So he settled on a flower-shaped sword.

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* WackyMarriageProposal: Kogane suggested Akagane give Hisui flowers. Akagane thought flowers were dumb since he likes swords better. So he settled on a flower-shaped sword.sword.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Inu-papa to Akagane in chapter 120 in an effort to convince him not to consider his death in the upcoming battle to be an inevitability.

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* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Averted in chapter 124. Despite Inu-papa's ChronicHeroSyndrome making him believe he's responsible for the Shikon no Tama, the monks are able to convince him that a youkai like him really isn't the most qualified person to look after it.

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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Deconstructing this trope is one of the central themes of the story.
--> [[spoiler: "Really the only striking difference between the two was how much personal investment I had in them. But could I honestly say that Akagane was in the right simply because I cared about his life more than the Meioujuu's, and Souzou Tennou was wrong because I cared more about my mother's life than his?"]] - ''Chapter 123''

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* RunningGag: Inu-papa always smacking into the barrier around the temple whenever he goes there.

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* [[spoiler:ArchnemesisDad]]: [[spoiler: Souzou Tennou]]

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* CallForward: Due to being a prequel, makes several references to events of the original ''Manga/InuYasha'' series.
** Yakurou Dokusen's treatment of Inu-papa and Akagane parallels his future treatment of their descendants, Inuyasha and Sango.
** "For a moment, I almost thought he was suggesting I make a weapon out of my own body. But that would be silly." -- Chapter 94
** "I wondered if this was what it was like to deal with quarreling brothers. Hopefully I would never have to deal with that in my future." -- Chapter 109


* GoldSilverCopperStandard

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* GoldSilverCopperStandardGoldSilverCopperStandard: Played straight with the money, for historical purposes.
** Also in play with [[spoiler:Akagane's family's names, with Kogane (gold), Shirogane (silver), and Akagane (copper)]]

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