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* AltarDiplomacy: The story opens with an attempt to end the conflict between the Union and the Alliance by wedding their heirs. The attempt ends in disaster when a major Chaos convergence occurs in the cathedral, killing the fathers of the bride and groom.

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* AltarDiplomacy: The story opens with an attempt to end the conflict between the Union and the Alliance by wedding their heirs.heirs, which was later revealed to be a politically beneficial love match rather than a straight political matching. The attempt ends in disaster when a major Chaos convergence occurs in the cathedral, killing the fathers of the bride and groom.

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* {{Expy}}: Pandora is one for Karla from ''Anime/RecordOfLodossWar''. Last survivor of a civilization that fell because of a great mistake, determined to prevent a repeat of that tragedy not by preventing the mistake from being made again, but by preventing the rise of a civilization ''capable'' of making that mistake again, no matter how much harm that does in the process.

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* TheUnfought: The Demon Lord who did all the actual killing in the Great Hall Tragedy is never actually confronted and beaten, just [[spoiler:sealed away by the creation of the Grancrest.]]

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* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: The member of the Alliance who is most vocally opposed to doing anything to provoke the Union is in fact [[spoiler:a secret member of the Union seeking to prevent the Alliance from having a coherent strategy against the Union so that they can be conquered.]]


* BittersweetEnding: At the end of it all, [[spoiler:Theo and Siluca have become rulers of Sistina, the Chaos has been eradicated, the Rossini family is no more, Sistina is now free, Alexis and Marrine are finally married, and the Grancrest is formed. However, thousands have perished during the conflicts, Priscilla is dead, and both the crests and the Mages' magic disappear]].

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* BittersweetEnding: At the end of it all, [[spoiler:Theo and Siluca have become rulers of a liberated Sistina, the Chaos has been eradicated, the Rossini family is no more, Sistina is now free, reduced to one WhiteSheep member, Alexis and Marrine are finally married, and the Grancrest is formed. However, thousands have perished during the conflicts, Priscilla is dead, and both the crests and the Mages' magic disappear]].


* AmbiguouslyBi: Aishela is VERY attached to Siluca and even described as loving her in the manga (though most of the LesYay has been AdaptedOut of the anime) but she kissed Petol and loves [[TheGlomp glomping]] and chasing him everywhere.

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* AmbiguouslyBi: Aishela is VERY attached to Siluca and even described as loving her in the manga (though most of the LesYay has been AdaptedOut of the anime) but she kissed Petol Petr and loves [[TheGlomp glomping]] and chasing him everywhere.everywhere.
* AntiClimax: The final battle with [[spoiler:the Mage Academy]] never really happens. [[spoiler:Once the walls of Eramu are breached and the Vampire King is defeated, the head of the Academy makes a non-violent and unsuccessful attempt to talk Theo out of creating the Grancrest and then commits suicide.]]



* FailureKnight: Irvin feels like he was a Failure ''Butler'' to his master as him stopping Siluca during the Grand Hall Tragedy lead to the death of the Archduke of Kreische. [[TheAtoner To atone]], he decided to serve her instead.

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* FailureKnight: Irvin feels like he was a Failure ''Butler'' to his master as him stopping Siluca during the Grand Great Hall Tragedy lead to the death of the Archduke of Kreische. [[TheAtoner To atone]], he decided to serve her instead.



* RevealingCoverup: Siluca figures out that [[spoiler:the Mage Academy]] is responsible for the Grand Hall Tragedy when they execute [[spoiler:the Black Witch]] for it almost immediately. Normally there would be a lot more investigation and legal procedures before such a high profile execution, so if it's being rushed to such an unseemly extent, it means that they must have something to hide.

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* RevealingCoverup: Siluca figures out that [[spoiler:the Mage Academy]] is responsible for the Grand Great Hall Tragedy when they execute [[spoiler:the Black Witch]] for it almost immediately. Normally there would be a lot more investigation and legal procedures before such a high profile execution, so if it's being rushed to such an unseemly extent, it means that they must have something to hide.


* BookEnds: The series begins with a wedding, and ends with a wedding. To make it an even more obvious bookend, the weddings take place in the exact same location, [[spoiler:and the same people are getting married.]]



* ModestRoyalty: Petr Moldava the King Bultava dresses barely any different from his soldiers.

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* ModestRoyalty: Petr Moldava the King of Bultava dresses barely any different from his soldiers.



* RankUp: Early on, Theo gains at least one noble rank per episode - Knight and then Lord in episode 1, Baron in 2, and Viscount in 3. The first is gained through destroying a Chaos demon, while the latter come from conquering the other lords in the Savis region. This speedy promotion comes to an abrupt halt after Theo and Siluca learn that ChronicBackstabbingDisorder has consequences - by the end of episode 5, he's forced to relinquish his court rank and be downgraded to unlanded Knight again, though he retains a Viscount-grade crest. And then he starts ranking up again starting in episode 15, eventually reaching [[spoiler:Emperor, though he chooses not to keep that rank for long]].

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* RankUp: Early on, Theo gains at least one noble rank per episode - Knight and then Lord in episode 1, Baron in 2, and Viscount in 3. The first is gained through destroying a Chaos demon, while the latter come from conquering the other lords in the Savis region. This speedy promotion comes to an abrupt halt after Theo and Siluca learn that ChronicBackstabbingDisorder has consequences - by the end of episode 5, he's forced to relinquish his court rank and be downgraded to unlanded Knight again, though he retains a Viscount-grade crest. And then he starts ranking up again starting in episode 15, eventually reaching [[spoiler:Emperor, though he chooses not to keep that rank for long]].abdicate after creating the Grancrest]].

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* MasterSwordsman: Lassic and Milza. It's hard to say who is the better - their one fight against each other ends in a draw.


* OfferedTheThrone:

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* RevealingCoverup: Siluca figures out that [[spoiler:the Mage Academy]] is responsible for the Grand Hall Tragedy when they execute [[spoiler:the Black Witch]] for it almost immediately. Normally there would be a lot more investigation and legal procedures before such a high profile execution, so if it's being rushed to such an unseemly extent, it means that they must have something to hide.


** Lassic is offered leadership of the Altkirk treaty, but he tries to decline it in favor of Theo. But the other nobles refuse because Theo doesn't have the reputation to hold the group together. In the end, it is decided that Lassic will be the initial leader, with the question being reopened once Theo proves himself, [[spoiler:which he does by taking Sistina]].

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** Lassic is offered leadership of the Altkirk Altirk treaty, but he tries to decline it in favor of Theo. But the other nobles refuse because Theo doesn't have the reputation to hold the group together. In the end, it is decided that Lassic will be the initial leader, with the question being reopened once Theo proves himself, [[spoiler:which he does by taking Sistina]].Sistina and defeating Milza]].
** Eventually, the creation of the Grancrest, and the title of Emperor that goes with it, is offered to [[spoiler:Theo]].
* OffWithHisHead: Happens regularly in battle scenes.



* PoorCommunicationKills: If Marinne had explained to Alexis why she was breaking their engagement and starting a war of conquest, he likely would have helped her achieve her goals without the war part being necessary.



* RankUp: Early on, Theo gains at least one noble rank per episode - Knight and then Lord in episode 1, Baron in 2, and Viscount in 3. The first is gained through destroying a Chaos demon, while the latter come from conquering the other lords in the Savis region. This speedy promotion comes to an abrupt halt after Theo and Siluca learn that ChronicBackstabbingDisorder has consequences - by the end of episode 5, he's forced to relinquish his court rank and be downgraded to unlanded Knight again, though he retains a Viscount-grade crest.

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* RankUp: Early on, Theo gains at least one noble rank per episode - Knight and then Lord in episode 1, Baron in 2, and Viscount in 3. The first is gained through destroying a Chaos demon, while the latter come from conquering the other lords in the Savis region. This speedy promotion comes to an abrupt halt after Theo and Siluca learn that ChronicBackstabbingDisorder has consequences - by the end of episode 5, he's forced to relinquish his court rank and be downgraded to unlanded Knight again, though he retains a Viscount-grade crest. And then he starts ranking up again starting in episode 15, eventually reaching [[spoiler:Emperor, though he chooses not to keep that rank for long]].



* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: Villar and Margaret die during Waldlind's siege of Arturk. He even told her that she didn't need to do it but she insisted in staying by his side.]]

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* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: Villar and Margaret die during Waldlind's siege of Arturk.Altirk. He even told her that she didn't need to do it but she insisted in staying by his side.]]



* WeddingSmashers: A Chaos Lord shows up during the wedding between Alex Deux and Marrine Kreisch, the heirs to the Fantasy Alliance and Factory Union. It kills both of their fathers, and ruins the opportunity for peace that would've resulted from their marriage.

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* WeddingSmashers: A Chaos Lord shows up during the wedding between Alex Deux Alexis Doucces and Marrine Kreisch, the heirs to the Fantasy Alliance and Factory Union. It kills both of their fathers, and ruins the opportunity for peace that would've resulted from their marriage.


* OfferedTheThrone:
** Villar gets offered leadership of the Alliance, but turns it down because he doesn't want to be point man in a war against his own cousin [[spoiler:(which happens anyway)]].
** Lassic is offered leadership of the Altkirk treaty, but he tries to decline it in favor of Theo. But the other nobles refuse because Theo doesn't have the reputation to hold the group together. In the end, it is decided that Lassic will be the initial leader, with the question being reopened once Theo proves himself, [[spoiler:which he does by taking Sistina]].



* RescueRomance: Zigzagged. Theo and Siluca first meet when he drives away some soldiers who were seeking to murder her to prevent her from taking employment with their lord's enemy, though Siluca then points out that as a rainbow mage, she could have handled them by herself. Her attraction to Theo doesn't start until a second instance, when [[TakingTheBullet Theo shields her from an explosion caused by a dying demon with his own body]].

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* RescueRomance: Zigzagged. Theo and Siluca first meet when he drives away some soldiers who were seeking to murder her to prevent her from taking employment with their lord's enemy, though Siluca then points out that as a rainbow powerful mage, she could have handled them by herself. Her attraction to Theo doesn't start until a second instance, when [[TakingTheBullet Theo shields her from an explosion caused by a dying demon with his own body]].

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* RomanticRain: Theo and Siluca confess their feelings towards each other while taking shelter after a storm breaks out while they're on the road.

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* RescueRomance: Zigzagged. Theo and Siluca first meet when he drives away some soldiers who were seeking to murder her to prevent her from taking employment with their lord's enemy, though Siluca then points out that as a rainbow mage, she could have handled them by herself. Her attraction to Theo doesn't start until a second instance, when [[TakingTheBullet Theo shields her from an explosion caused by a dying demon with his own body]].


** As of Episode 5, Theo Cornaro's been busted down to Knight due to his desire to remain with Siluca, but a goodly chunk of the lords he's brought into the Union are loyal to him first and the Count of Artuk as an afterthought. When he raises his own banner again after [[spoiler: retaking Sistina]], he is given the court rank of Earl, which accurately describes his strength.
** After the war in Savis and an opportunistic land-grab following that, Count Villar of Artuk is only theoretically a count. In Episode 8, it's made clear that if he would just claim the rank, it would be [[spoiler:Archduke]].

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** As of Episode 5, Theo Cornaro's been busted down to Knight due to his desire to remain with Siluca, but a goodly chunk of the lords he's brought into the Union are loyal to him first and the Count of Artuk Altirk as an afterthought. When he raises his own banner again after [[spoiler: retaking Sistina]], he is given the court rank of Earl, which accurately describes his strength.
** After the war in Savis and an opportunistic land-grab following that, Count Villar of Artuk Altirk is only theoretically a count. In Episode 8, it's made clear that if he would just claim the rank, it would be [[spoiler:Archduke]].



* AlwaysABiggerFish: The Earl of Artuk doesn't care about Theo in particular in the Savis War, [[spoiler: and apparently refuses to help him when the Alliance attacks. However, he does come in anyway after the Alliance is completely committed, hitting them in the back and significantly weakening his own enemies]].

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* AlwaysABiggerFish: The Earl of Artuk Altirk doesn't care about Theo in particular in the Savis War, [[spoiler: and apparently refuses to help him when the Alliance attacks. However, he does come in anyway after the Alliance is completely committed, hitting them in the back and significantly weakening his own enemies]].



* ChivalrousPervert: The Count Villar of Artuk, who only hires female Mages and makes them wear {{Stripperiffic}} outfits. That's the main reason why Siluca didn't want to contract him. [[spoiler: According to Margaret, though, his people's beliefs in witchcraft are why he hires women mages. He also dissolves their contracts when they're 25 so they can be free and live a fulfilling life. The outfits are still never explained, though. Even later, it's revealed that he's actually a bit gynophobic due to his MommyIssues, which is why he ultimately remains celibate despite Margaret ''really'' wanting to marry him.]]

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* ChivalrousPervert: The Count Villar of Artuk, Altirk , who only hires female Mages and makes them wear {{Stripperiffic}} outfits. That's the main reason why Siluca didn't want to contract him. [[spoiler: According to Margaret, though, his people's beliefs in witchcraft are why he hires women mages. He also dissolves their contracts when they're 25 so they can be free and live a fulfilling life. The outfits are still never explained, though. Even later, it's revealed that he's actually a bit gynophobic due to his MommyIssues, which is why he ultimately remains celibate despite Margaret ''really'' wanting to marry him.]]



* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Siluca has no loyalty to either the Union or the Alliance, and which side she declares Theo to be on depends on who she's targeting at the time. She first declared for the Union because Theo's initial fief was surrounded by Alliance domains, but as Theo's ArchEnemy is also Union-affiliated, it's clear that they'll have to switch sides again to fight him.

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Siluca has no loyalty to either the Union or the Alliance, and which side she declares Theo to be on depends on who she's targeting at the time. She first declared for the Union because Theo's initial fief was surrounded by Alliance domains, but as Theo's ArchEnemy is also Union-affiliated, it's clear that they'll have to switch sides again to fight him. [[spoiler:Ultimately, they don't need to abandon the Alliance to fight the Rossinis, because the Rossinis attack Theo first and get kicked out of the Alliance for attacking an Alliance noble.]]



* DefectorFromDecadence: After [[spoiler: Villar's death, his vassals and allies]] form the Artuk Treaty, which operates separately from the Fantasia Union to take the offensive against the Alliance in the absence of leadership from the Fantasia Union. They're not on hostile terms with the latter, though.

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* DefectorFromDecadence: After [[spoiler: Villar's death, his vassals and allies]] form the Artuk Altirk Treaty, which operates separately from the Fantasia Union to take the offensive against the Alliance in the absence of leadership from the Fantasia Union. They're not on hostile terms with the latter, though.



* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Laura takes poison after the fall of Villar of Artuk, which turns out to be nonlethal.]]

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* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Laura takes poison after the fall of Villar of Artuk, Altirk, which turns out to be nonlethal.]]



* HonorBeforeReason: The Union offers peace talks after Artuk just knocked off two Alliance kingdoms. Most of the Lords ''know'' that, as a matter of {{realpolitik}}, all they're doing is giving the Alliance a chance to muster its forces and counterattack, but Alexis won't strike the first blow against Marrine, Villar won't take control of the Union if it means leading a war against his cousin, and the war hawks can't present a leader without such baggage.

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* HonorBeforeReason: The Union offers peace talks after Artuk Altirk just knocked off two Alliance kingdoms. Most of the Lords ''know'' that, as a matter of {{realpolitik}}, all they're doing is giving the Alliance a chance to muster its forces and counterattack, but Alexis won't strike the first blow against Marrine, Villar won't take control of the Union if it means leading a war against his cousin, and the war hawks can't present a leader without such baggage.



* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Lassic's archer, Irvin, Count of Artuk.

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* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Lassic's archer, Irvin, Count of Artuk.Altirk .



* SpannerInTheWorks: Theo and Siluca's early rampage in Savis completely upends the existing balance of power. Artuk ends up as a superpower largely because the Count was the most effective at [[XanatosSpeedChess taking advantage of their uprising]] to strengthen his own position at the expense of the gut-punched Alliance.

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* SpannerInTheWorks: Theo and Siluca's early rampage in Savis completely upends the existing balance of power. Artuk Altirk ends up as a superpower largely because the Count was the most effective at [[XanatosSpeedChess taking advantage of their uprising]] to strengthen his own position at the expense of the gut-punched Alliance.



* UndyingLoyalty: Villar of Artuk's greatest strength is the sheer loyalty he inspires in his people. [[spoiler: Even after his death, Artuk remains loyal to him and fights against the Alliance, and his lead mage chooses to die rather than take another contract.]]

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* UndyingLoyalty: Villar of Artuk's Altirk's greatest strength is the sheer loyalty he inspires in his people. [[spoiler: Even after his death, Artuk Altirk remains loyal to him and fights against the Alliance, and his lead mage chooses to die rather than take another contract.]]



* XanatosSpeedChess: [[spoiler: The Earl of Artuk manages to win pretty thoroughly when Siluca defects from him. Siluca's actions throw the Alliance into chaos, turn Savis to the Union, allow him to defeat the Valdrind Knights and build Siluca a fearsome reputation as a mage. And at the end of it all, he picks up Siluca as easily as a loose penny.]]

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* XanatosSpeedChess: [[spoiler: The Earl of Artuk Altirk manages to win pretty thoroughly when Siluca defects from him. Siluca's actions throw the Alliance into chaos, turn Savis to the Union, allow him to defeat the Valdrind Knights and build Siluca a fearsome reputation as a mage. And at the end of it all, he picks up Siluca as easily as a loose penny.]]

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