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* RealityEnsues: Living longer than humans won't necessarily give you a better memory. Much to her embarrassment, Astaroth can barely remember where she hid the sheath of Excalibur a thousand years in the past.


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* SurprisinglyRealisticOutcome: Living longer than humans won't necessarily give you a better memory. Much to her embarrassment, Astaroth can barely remember where she hid the sheath of Excalibur a thousand years in the past.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Abused of as much as possible. If [[GenderFlip gender-flipping]] several historical figures and [[AgeLift playing with their ages]] wasn't enough, the series also reorganizes the order of the events of UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar. For example, Jeanne's meeting with the current ruler of France happens years earlier.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Abused of as much as possible. If [[GenderFlip gender-flipping]] [[HistoricalGenderFlip gender-flipping several historical figures figures]] and [[AgeLift playing with their ages]] wasn't enough, the series also reorganizes the order of the events of UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar. For example, Jeanne's meeting with the current ruler of France happens years earlier.



* GenderFlip: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_III,_Duke_of_Brittany Arthur de Richemont]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_the_Good Philip of Burgundy]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Hire La Hire]] were men in real life. Also applies to Charlotte, who is likely based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_VII_of_France Charles VII]] (and arguably Astaroth as well, if one is willing to consider a demon either a male or female by human standards).


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* HistoricalGenderFlip: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_III,_Duke_of_Brittany Arthur de Richemont]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_the_Good Philip of Burgundy]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Hire La Hire]] were men in real life. Also applies to Charlotte, who is likely based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_VII_of_France Charles VII]] (and arguably Astaroth as well, if one is willing to consider a demon either a male or female by human standards).


''Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc and the Alchemist Knights'' is a light novel written by Mikage Kasuga and illustrated by Tomari Meron. Five Volumes and one prequel manga have been published by Shueisha since August 2015 under their Dash X Bunko imprint.

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''Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc and the Alchemist Knights'' is a light novel written by Mikage Kasuga and illustrated by Tomari Meron. Five Volumes and one prequel manga have been published by Shueisha since August 2015 under their [[Magazine/ShonenJump Dash X Bunko imprint.
imprint]].

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* ForegoneConclusion: Anyone who knows about the legend of the real-life Jeanne knows that there [[DownerEnding won't be a happy ending]].

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* KissingCousins: Montmorency's grandfather wanted him to marry his cousin Catherine to inherit the fortune of her family. Catherine was okay with it, as she liked Montmorency, but the boy was vehemently against it because A) He thinks marriage between cousins is morally wrong and B) He respects Catherine and refuses to use her as a ticket for a richer life. It's one of the many reasons he cut ties with his family.


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* RealityEnsues: Living longer than humans won't necessarily give you a better memory. Much to her embarrassment, Astaroth can barely remember where she hid the sheath of Excalibur a thousand years in the past.

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* GoneHorriblyRight: Montmorency thought that selling Jeanne as a saint would provide a much needed boost to the morale of the French people. It worked too well. The citizens of Orleans decided that they couldn't stand still while their saint fought for them, so they rushed to face the English in a battle they had no hope of winning.

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* GambitPileup: The war isn't a simple English army vs. France army (Montmorency and his friends). The Duchy of Burgundy is nominally allied with England, but the objective of Philip's late father was to make Burgundy the most powerful empire in Europe, so both him and his daughter only help England because it's convenient and are actually fighting only for their own dynasty. On the other side, France is anything but united, as shown by how La Tremoille plots behind Charlotte's back to end the war the way he believes it's right. Finally, there is the matter of the Church antagonizing Jeanne for being a heretic. Even when taking into account that La Tremoille ran to the Church after having his plans foiled, that still leaves four factions acting at the same time.


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* SpitTrailKiss: A spit trail can be clearly seen when Montmorency kisses Jeanne. Makes sense, as the entire point of the kiss is to allow Jeanne to drink the elixir of life in Montmorency's saliva.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Montmorency tricking English soldiers with Philip's help in the first episode foreshadows his GuileHero role seven years later, when he essentially tries to con the entire France into believing Jeanne is a saint.


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* LuminescentBlush: Astaroth's and La Hire's faces go red when they realize Montmorency will have to make out frequently with Jeanne for her to keep her ability to turn into an Ulysses.


The story is set in the 15th century, during the Hundred Years' War between France and England over the succession to the French throne. Montmorency, the son of a noble, immerses himself in the studies of magic and alchemy at a royal knight training school. However, following France's crushing defeat at Agincourt, the school is dissolved. Having lost everything and now a wanted man, Montmorency, who had just become an alchemist, encounters a mysterious village girl named Jehanne.

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The story is set in the 15th century, during the Hundred Years' War between France and England over the succession to the French throne. Montmorency, the son of a noble, immerses himself in the studies of magic and alchemy at a royal knight training school. However, following France's crushing defeat at Agincourt, the school is dissolved. Having lost everything and now a wanted man, Montmorency, who had just become an alchemist, encounters a mysterious village girl named Jehanne.
Jeanne.


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Whenever Jeanne talks about kissing Montmorency, she sounds like she is talking about a completely different thing.



* KillTheCutie: The cute little fairies that lived in Jeanne's village are killed by English soldiers.



* TranslationConvention: Given the setting, it's safe to say that most of the dialogue is actually being spoken in French and "translated" into Japanese for convenience. There is probably some English in the middle as well, although it may be hard to figure out which one is being spoken when characters from the two different countries meet each other.

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* TooDumbToLive: The fairies that were Jeanne's friends refused to abandon her when her village was attacked and went straight to face the soldiers burning it down to stop them. Never mind that they had no means of fighting and humans are giants from their point of view. While their hearts were in the right place, their brains definitely were not.
* TranslationConvention: Given the setting, it's safe to say that most of the dialogue is actually being spoken in French and "translated" into Japanese for convenience. There is probably some English in the middle as well, although it may be hard to figure out which one is being spoken when characters from the two different countries meet each other.other.
* YearInsideHourOutside: The process to transmute the elixir of life involves stepping into a different world where the flow of time is different. As a result of that, from Montmorency's point of view he jumped seven years ahead in time while trying (and failing) to make the elixir.
* YouMonster: Jeanne's BloodKnight SplitPersonality gets this kind of reaction from English soldiers, thanks to her superhuman strength and lust for fighting.


* GratuitousFrench: Whenever a character talks about kissing, they use the French word "baiser".



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Montmorency comments on the [[GenderFlip Gender-Flipping]] going around in the series by saying that he expected La Hire to be an old man.



* TomboyishPonytail: La Hire wears her hair like that.

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* TomboyishPonytail: La Hire wears her hair like that.that.
* TranslationConvention: Given the setting, it's safe to say that most of the dialogue is actually being spoken in French and "translated" into Japanese for convenience. There is probably some English in the middle as well, although it may be hard to figure out which one is being spoken when characters from the two different countries meet each other.


* AgeLift: The main plot of the series starts seven years after the Battle of Agincourt, which would be 1422. Jeanne d'Arc was a ten years old by then, yet she is twelve here. And excluding Charlotte, all the other girls are considerably younger than their real-life counterparts would have been at the time.

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* AgeLift: The main plot of the series starts seven years after the Battle of Agincourt, which would be 1422. Jeanne d'Arc was a ten years old ten-year-old by then, yet she is twelve here. And excluding Charlotte, Conversely, all the other girls excluding Charlotte are considerably younger than their real-life counterparts would have been at the time.



* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Astaroth.

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* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Astaroth.They are spiritual beings that couldn't make it to Heaven or Hell. Most of them are tiny humanoids with disproportional members, but queens like Astaroth look completely human in everything but size, and have butterfly wings.


* DidntSeeThatComing: Could as well be the title of episode two. For all her knowledge about the Philosopher's Stone, Astaroth did not expect that Montmorency would become a vessel for the elixir of life, nor did she expect that he would be humble enough to allow another person to become an Ulysses. Of his part, Montmorency was shocked to discover that Jeanne got a SplitPersonality after receiving the Philosopher's Stone. And of course, the English soldiers did not (and could not) expect a LittleMissBadass to show up to protect the village they were attacking.



* KissOfLife: After Jeanne is mortally wounded, Montmorency saves her life by inserting the Philosopher's Stone in her body. Since one needs to drink the elixir of life to survive that process, and Montmorency's body has started to produce said elixir in his saliva, he makes her drink it with a kiss.

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* KissOfLife: IntimateHealing: After Jeanne is mortally wounded, Montmorency saves her life by inserting the Philosopher's Stone in her body. Since one needs to drink the elixir of life to survive that process, and Montmorency's body has started to produce said elixir in his saliva, he makes her drink it with a kiss.

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* DistinctionWithoutADifference: Montmorency takes offense when Richemont says he is studying a heresy, insisting that what he studies is alchemy. Richemont unimpressed reaction implies she is fully aware that alchemy is seen as heretical by the Church.


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* KissOfLife: After Jeanne is mortally wounded, Montmorency saves her life by inserting the Philosopher's Stone in her body. Since one needs to drink the elixir of life to survive that process, and Montmorency's body has started to produce said elixir in his saliva, he makes her drink it with a kiss.


From the author of ''LightNovel/TheAmbitionOfOdaNobuna''. An anime adaptation started airing in October 7, 2018.

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From the author of ''LightNovel/TheAmbitionOfOdaNobuna''. An anime adaptation started airing in October 7, 2018. It was Creator/UnshoIshizuka's final anime role before his death in August 2018.

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