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* MouthOfSauron: A non-villainous example. [[spoiler:Chaos]] delivers an important message to Lucette through a neophyte [[spoiler:to help her successfully fulfill her contract.]] And [[spoiler:Lucette]] acts as this for [[spoiler:Order, who calls Parfait out for wallowing in her self-pity instead of helping. Order also uses Lucette to demand the high priests of Order and Chaos restore church membership to Witches and Fairies under threat of destruction.]]

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* MouthOfSauron: A non-villainous example. [[spoiler:Chaos]] delivers an important message to Lucette through a neophyte [[spoiler:to help her successfully fulfill her contract.]] And [[spoiler:Lucette]] acts as this for [[spoiler:Order, who calls Parfait out for wallowing in her self-pity instead of helping. Order also uses Lucette to demand threaten the high priests of Order and Chaos with destruction if they do not restore church membership to Witches and Fairies under threat of destruction.Fairies.]]


* BeyondRedemption: He is given a chance, but it is ultimately determined that [[spoiler:Myth]] is truly impossible to redeem.



* DoWithHimAsYouWill:
** In Chapter 47, Lucette [[spoiler:lets Woodsman Garver take his revenge on Myth by pushing over the statue [[TakenForGranite he was turned into.]]]]
** In Chapter 54, Lucette [[spoiler:learns that Alcaster was responsible for the human-trafficking ring, and that Rom's sister was a victim who got sold before she could be rescued. As a result, Lucette gives Rom the right to execute Alcaster.]]
** In Chapter 58, [[spoiler:Lucettte gives Fritz the right to execute Myth.]]



* KilledOffForReal: The DeathIsCheap trope is in play for most of the story because the timeloops reset everything. But once the final cycle comes around death becomes permanent. This ultimately happens to [[spoiler:Alcaster, Myth, Runia, and Woodsman Garver.]]



* MouthOfSauron: A non-villainous example. [[spoiler:Chaos]] delivers an important message to Lucette through a neophyte [[spoiler:to help her successfully fulfill her contract.]] And [[spoiler:Lucette, herself]] acts as this for [[spoiler:Order, who calls Parfait out for wallowing in her self-pity instead of helping. Order also uses Lucette to demand the high priests of Order and Chaos restore church membership to Witches and Fairies under threat of destruction.]]

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* MouthOfSauron: A non-villainous example. [[spoiler:Chaos]] delivers an important message to Lucette through a neophyte [[spoiler:to help her successfully fulfill her contract.]] And [[spoiler:Lucette, herself]] [[spoiler:Lucette]] acts as this for [[spoiler:Order, who calls Parfait out for wallowing in her self-pity instead of helping. Order also uses Lucette to demand the high priests of Order and Chaos restore church membership to Witches and Fairies under threat of destruction.]]


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* OffWithHisHead: This is how [[spoiler:Fritz executes Myth]] in Chapter 58.


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* OriginalCharacter: Characters that were not in canon become a part of this story. Most of them are Lucette's new allies. These include: Maeve, Sir Willard, [[spoiler:[[DefectorFromDecadence Rom]]]], Nieva, [[spoiler:fairies from other kingdoms who bear a Crystallum Lucis, and witches from other kingdoms who bear a Crystallum Tenebrarum.]]


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* StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred: In Chapter 58, Lucette realizes that [[spoiler:Myth]] is trying to corrupt her by goading her into killing them. [[spoiler:It doesn't work. Lucette lets Fritz kill him.]]
* TakenForGranite: [[spoiler:Lucette turns Mythros into a statue in Chapter 33. He can only escape if he truly repents.]]


* DyingDeclarationOfLove: In Chapter 53, [[spoiler:Rom tells of how as Emelaigne was dying she mistook him for Fritz and declared her love for him. Rom chose to [[LetHimDieHappy pretend to be Fritz and requite her feelings so she could die happy.]]]]

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* DyingDeclarationOfLove: In Chapter 53, [[spoiler:Rom tells of how as Emelaigne was dying she mistook him for Fritz and declared her love for him. Rom chose to [[LetHimDieHappy [[LetThemDieHappy pretend to be Fritz and requite her feelings so she could die happy.]]]]


* SpeakInUnison: Exploited and PlayedForLaughs. Lucette teases Delora by saying exactly what Delora says upon first meeting Rumpel while Delora is speaking.

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* SpeakInUnison: Exploited Invoked and PlayedForLaughs. In Chapter 29, Lucette teases does this to mess with Delora by saying exactly what Delora says upon first while the two of them are meeting Rumpel while Delora is speaking.Rumpel.

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* WhatTheHellHero:
** In Chapter 1, Lucette subtly calls King Genaro out on his FantasticRacism, placing focus on the fact that Genaro did not reward Waltz for his part in defeating Hildyr.
** In Chapter 9, Lucette calls Parfait and Delora out on trying to manipulate her with the GoodCopBadCop routine. Special attention is given to Delora playing Bad Cop, with Lucette pointing out that acting like a {{Jerkass}} [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold (even if she really isn't)]] goes against her claims of wanting to help.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Everyone notices whenever Lucette is nicer at early points in the cycles. The majority of the cast is constantly surprised by these moments.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Lucette.


* AwesomenessByAnalysis:
** Invoked. In order for Lucette to use her foreknowledge without giving away that she's in a timeloop she makes it look like she has this. A good example comes from Chapter 5 where Rod chooses not to withhold that Fritz remembers Lucette and Lucette cites all the implications that comes from Fritz remembering her as a way to warn Rod that Alcaster can't be trusted.
** However, it is also played straight. Lucette is the one to figure out why the timeloops are happening before she finds the evidence that proves her right.



* KarmicJackpot: At the start of the story, Lucette makes an effort to be nicer to Emelaigne before being cursed without looking too suspicious. As a result, Rod decides to be less spiteful and more trusting to Lucette. He doesn't withhold information about Fritz remembering her and he listens to her suspicions about Alcaster.



* NeverMyFault: To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Hildyr. [[spoiler:When being dragged to Order and Chaos to answer for her crimes]] she insists that she is not at fault, and that Lucette is to blame for "betraying" her. [[spoiler:Chaos]] calls her out of this.

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* NeverMyFault: To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Hildyr. [[spoiler:When being dragged to Order and Chaos to answer for her crimes]] she insists that she is not at fault, and that Lucette is to blame for "betraying" her. [[spoiler:Chaos]] calls her out of on this.

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* {{Troll}}: Lucette uses her foreknowledge as a way to annoy Delora in early parts of the story.


* MouthOfSauron: A non-villainous example. [[spoiler:Chaos]] delivers an important message to Lucette through a neophyte [[spoiler:to help her successfully fulfill her contract.]] And [[spoiler:Lucette, herself]] acts as this for [[spoiler:Order, who calls Parfait

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* MouthOfSauron: A non-villainous example. [[spoiler:Chaos]] delivers an important message to Lucette through a neophyte [[spoiler:to help her successfully fulfill her contract.]] And [[spoiler:Lucette, herself]] acts as this for [[spoiler:Order, who calls ParfaitParfait out for wallowing in her self-pity instead of helping. Order also uses Lucette to demand the high priests of Order and Chaos restore church membership to Witches and Fairies under threat of destruction.]]


* CycleOfRevenge: [[spoiler:In the past, when Myth and his sister were children during the Witch Hunts they asked for safety from Woodsman Garver who let them hide in his barn. But when the mob came by he sold them so the mob wouldn't turn on him or his family. As a result, Myth's sister died while Myth escaped. Myth and Hildyr came back years later, and Hildyr took revenge by cursing Garver and Myth took revenge by raping his daughter. In the cycles where Garver's curse kills all of his family members he attempts to assassinate Lucette and kill Myth if given the chance.]]

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* CycleOfRevenge: [[spoiler:In the past, when Myth and his sister were children during the Witch Hunts they asked for safety from Woodsman Garver who for shelter and he let them hide in his barn. But when the mob came by he looking for them Garver sold them out so the mob wouldn't turn on him or his family. As a result, Myth's sister died while Myth escaped. Myth and Hildyr came back years later, and Hildyr took revenge by cursing Garver and Myth took revenge by raping his daughter. In the cycles where Garver's curse kills all of his family members he attempts to [[RevengeByProxy assassinate Lucette and kill Lucette]]. Although, he is also targeting Myth, he just can't find Myth if given the chance.due to his glamour.]]



* GodIsGood: [[spoiler:Order and Chaos give assistance to Lucette with breaking the cycles. They also seek the prevention of another Great War.]]

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* GodIsGood: [[spoiler:Order and Chaos give assistance to are fair, just and generous gods. They have an active role in helping Lucette with breaking stop the cycles. cycles by giving her advice and favors. They also seek actively work to prevent the prevention of another Witch Hunts and the Great War.War from happening again.]]


** Lord Decimond was TheGhost in the original game. Here, he has an ally for Lucette [[spoiler:who takes Mythros's place as Royal Advisor.]]

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** Lord Decimond was TheGhost in the original game. Here, he has is an ally for Lucette [[spoiler:who takes Mythros's place as Royal Advisor.]]



** Additionally, Lucette sees Emelaigne as [[GoodIsDumb too innocent for her own good]] and tries to ground her in reality so she will not be manipulated or hurt. [[spoiler:Emelaigne handles the human trafficking ring and the assassination attempt poorly. However, in Chapter 51 Ophelia admits that Emelaigne [[DefiantToTheEnd stayed strong in Alcaster's captivity]] citing Lucette as the influence. Later, Rom goes into detail]]

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** Additionally, Lucette sees Emelaigne as [[GoodIsDumb too innocent for her own good]] and tries to ground her in reality so she will not be manipulated or hurt. [[spoiler:Emelaigne handles the human trafficking ring and the assassination attempt poorly. However, in Chapter 51 Ophelia admits that Emelaigne [[DefiantToTheEnd stayed strong in Alcaster's captivity]] citing Lucette as the influence. Later, Rom goes into detail]]detail on how she openly resisted Alcaster the entire time she was kidnapped.]]



** Parfait. Plenty of her interactions show her [[ItsAllMyFault remaining self-reproachful]] for her inaction during the Witch Hunts. Her continuous wallowing leaves her rather unhelpful when [[spoiler:she has to restore the Crystallum Lucis.]] Lucette and [[spoiler:Order]] call her out on her self-pity doing more harm than good. [[spoiler:Fortunately, Parfait's morale is improved by becoming the godmother of Lucette and Waltz's child and by seeing Lucette defeat the corruption. This allows her to finally restore the Crystallum Lucis.]] By the end of the story, [[spoiler:Parfait is restored to prime physical condition by the gods and is given a second chance to do the right thing by getting fairies to join the churches again.]]

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** Parfait. Plenty of her interactions show her [[ItsAllMyFault remaining self-reproachful]] for her inaction during the Witch Hunts. Her continuous wallowing leaves her rather unhelpful when [[spoiler:she has to restore the Crystallum Lucis.]] Lucette and [[spoiler:Order]] call her out on her self-pity self-loathing doing more harm than good. [[spoiler:Fortunately, Parfait's morale is improved by becoming the godmother of Lucette and Waltz's child and by seeing Lucette defeat the corruption. This allows her to finally restore the Crystallum Lucis.]] By the end of the story, [[spoiler:Parfait is restored to prime physical condition by the gods and is given a second chance to do the right thing by getting fairies to join the churches again.]]



* DealWithTheDevil: In this case Chaos. [[spoiler:Hildyr makes a deal with Chaos, which allowed her to enter the Tenebrarum in a stasis and get a chance to get released by Lucette. The deal is also the reason why time keeps cycling.]]

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* DealWithTheDevil: In this case Chaos. [[spoiler:Hildyr makes a deal with Chaos, which allowed her to enter the Tenebrarum in a stasis and get a chance to get released by Lucette. The deal is also the reason why time keeps cycling.]]



* MouthOfSauron: A non-villainous example. [[spoiler:Chaos]] delivers an important message to Lucette through a neophyte [[spoiler:to help her successfully fulfill her contract.]] And [[spoiler:Lucette, herself]] acts as this for [[spoiler:Order, who calls Parfait



* RedemptionEarnsLife: Discussed and Invoked. Lucette recognizes that some of the cursed people were cursed for instructional purposes like she was. Therefore, when her ability to lift curses manifests she is selective in who she heals so that the appropriate individuals can undergo this trope. And as a major plot point, [[spoiler:Mythros]] is cursed by Lucette and told that they will only be free when they have truly repented. [[spoiler:Mythros fails.]]

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* RedemptionEarnsLife: Discussed and Invoked. Lucette recognizes that some of the cursed people were cursed for instructional purposes like she was. Therefore, when her ability to lift curses manifests she is selective in who she heals so that the appropriate individuals can undergo this trope. And as a major plot point, [[spoiler:Mythros]] is cursed by Lucette and told that they will only be free when they have truly repented. [[spoiler:Mythros [[spoiler:[[RedemptionRejection Mythros fails.]]]]]]



* XanatosGambit: The plan made by Hildyr [[spoiler:in her deal with Chaos. The specification that Lucette must bring Hildyr to the Throne of the Gods means that Lucette has no way out of the cycles since the period between her eighteenth birthday and the reset point is too little for Lucette to earn her magic and use it to carry the Crystallum Tenebrarum to Order and Chaos. Hildyr meant for this to force Lucette to escape the cycles by giving into corruption. [[SubvertedTrope However,]] Lucette becoming pregnant forced the Crystallum Tenebrarum to preserve her age through the reset. Thus allowing Lucette to have both the power and enough time to make the journey.]]

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* SpeakInUnison: Exploited and PlayedForLaughs. Lucette teases Delora by saying exactly what Delora says upon first meeting Rumpel while Delora is speaking.
* XanatosGambit: The plan made by Hildyr [[spoiler:in her deal with Chaos. The specification that Lucette must bring Hildyr to the Throne of the Gods means that Lucette has no way out of the cycles since the period between her eighteenth birthday and the reset point is too little for Lucette to earn her magic and use it to carry the Crystallum Tenebrarum to Order and Chaos. Hildyr meant for this to force Lucette to escape the cycles by giving into corruption. It is noted that Hildyr would have considered this a win regardless of whether Lucette freed her or killed her. Turning Lucette into an EmptyShell in Waltz's bad ending was also meant to force Lucette into corruption in the coming cycles. [[SubvertedTrope However,]] Lucette becoming pregnant forced the Crystallum Tenebrarum to preserve her age through the reset. Thus allowing Lucette to have both the power and enough time to make the journey.]] Additionally, Nieva becomes a SpannerInTheWorks by saving Lucette from the corruption. And the gods were on Lucette's side the whole time.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Alcaster comes to see Lucette as this in the timelines where she is primarily responsible for his defeat.


** Karma undergoes significant development in the final cycle. [[spoiler:By discussing Hildyr's motivations in making the deal with Chaos he gets Lucette to realize that Hildyr only cared about making herself look justified in the end with no regard for Lucette's feelings. This revelation nearly drives Lucette to corruption before she is saved by Nieva. The experience turns Karma into TheAtoner.]]

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** Karma undergoes significant development in the final cycle. [[spoiler:By discussing Hildyr's motivations in making the deal with Chaos he gets Lucette to realize that Hildyr only cared about making herself look justified in the end with no regard for Lucette's feelings. This revelation nearly drives Lucette to corruption before she is saved by Nieva. The experience Seeing that his actions nearly cost Lucette her life turns Karma into TheAtoner.]]
** Parfait. Plenty of her interactions show her [[ItsAllMyFault remaining self-reproachful]] for her inaction during the Witch Hunts. Her continuous wallowing leaves her rather unhelpful when [[spoiler:she has to restore the Crystallum Lucis.]] Lucette and [[spoiler:Order]] call her out on her self-pity doing more harm than good. [[spoiler:Fortunately, Parfait's morale is improved by becoming the godmother of Lucette and Waltz's child and by seeing Lucette defeat the corruption. This allows her to finally restore the Crystallum Lucis.]] By the end of the story, [[spoiler:Parfait is restored to prime physical condition by the gods and is given a second chance to do the right thing by getting fairies to join the churches again.
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* YouAreACreditToYourRace: King Genaro carries a negative mindset of witches in general [[JustifiedTrope because of his experiences with Hildyr.]] However, it is made clear that he still loves Lucette despite her witch heritage and he accepts Waltz as Lucette's lover because Waltz helped save the kingdom from Hildyr. Lucette does recognize that with this mindset King Genaro is still dedicated to his FantasticRacism. Thus, she works to try to change his mind. [[spoiler:In Chapter 50, he changes his mind.]]

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* YouAreACreditToYourRace: King Genaro carries a negative mindset of witches in general [[JustifiedTrope because of his experiences with Hildyr.]] Hildyr. However, it is made clear that he still loves Lucette despite her witch heritage and he accepts Waltz as Lucette's lover because Waltz helped save the kingdom from Hildyr. Lucette does recognize that with this mindset King Genaro is still dedicated to his FantasticRacism. Thus, she works to try to change his mind. [[spoiler:In Chapter 50, he changes his mind.]]


** Lord Decimond was TheGhost in the original game. Here, he has an ally for Lucette [[spoiler:who takes Mythros's place.]]

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** Lord Decimond was TheGhost in the original game. Here, he has an ally for Lucette [[spoiler:who takes Mythros's place.place as Royal Advisor.]]

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