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* SignsOfTheEndTimes: The natural disaster New York City experiences makes Anna suspect if it may be a sign of the culling Yaret alluded to.

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* SignsOfTheEndTimes: The natural disaster New York City experiences makes Anna suspect if that it may be a sign of the culling Yaret alluded to.threatened her with.


* BiTheWay: Played straight (pun intended) with both Anna and Yaret, both having had romantic and sexual experiences with their own sex and both treating it matter-of-factly.

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* BiTheWay: Played straight (pun intended) with both Anna and Yaret, both having had romantic and sexual experiences with their own sex and both treating it matter-of-factly.


* DudeLooksLikeALady: Yaret is described as strikingly handsome, possessing almost feminine beauty. Played straight when [[spoiler:Yaret is mocked by thugs for wearing pink socks]], but subverted when his beauty is implied to be, literally, in the eye of the beholder [[spoiler:a nurse at the ward sees him as a "sad scrawny kid."]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Anna has to follow a traditional folk tale quest to find her love. Also, Yaret’s quest for his love involves major sacrifices, not the least of them including getting a humiliating job.

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: Yaret is described as strikingly handsome, possessing almost feminine beauty. Played straight when [[spoiler:Yaret is mocked by thugs for wearing pink socks]], but subverted when his beauty is implied to be, literally, in the eye of the beholder [[spoiler:a [[spoiler:when a nurse at the ward sees him as a "sad scrawny kid."]]
kid," and another inmate sees him as "pretty like a girl, but also nasty like an insect"]].
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Anna has to follow a traditional folk tale quest to find her true love. Also, Yaret’s quest for his love involves major sacrifices, not the least of them including getting a humiliating job.



* TheFairFolk: The Elves of legend — the Alva — are referred to as a technologically advanced extraterrestrial humanoid race with a penchant for genetic experimentation.

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* TheFairFolk: The Elves of legend — the Alva — are referred to as a technologically advanced extraterrestrial humanoid race with a penchant for genetic experimentation.experimentation, who are not beyond wiping out a whole civilization as a form of "culling."


* AlienAbduction: Implied that the cases of fairy ravishing are in reality abductions by an advanced humanoid race of Alva.

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* AlienAbduction: Implied that the historic cases of fairy ravishing ravishings are in reality abductions by an advanced humanoid race of Alva.


** Anna [[spoiler:struggles with abandonment issues due to her father’s death and mother’s remarriage; with debilitating anxiety attacks as a result of her brush with the Otherworld; her own feelings of professional and personal inadequacy and shame.]]
** Anna’s mother [[spoiler:survived post-partum depression after the birth of Anna’s half-brother.]]

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** Anna [[spoiler:struggles with abandonment issues due to her father’s death and mother’s remarriage; with debilitating anxiety attacks as a result of her brush with the Otherworld; her inability to dream; her own feelings of professional and personal inadequacy and shame.]]
** Anna’s mother [[spoiler:survived post-partum postpartum depression after the birth of Anna’s half-brother.]]



* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Played straight with Yaret, but subverted with Anna, when one of the main sources for her neurosis is the loss of her father as a young teen.

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* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Played straight with Yaret, who idealizes his dead parents, but subverted with Anna, when one of the main sources for her neurosis is the loss of her father as a young teen.


* TheBechdelTest: Anna and Genie nearly breaking the FourthWall while explicitly discussing the Bechdel Test, lampshading the fact that they may be failing it.

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* TheBechdelTest: Anna and Genie nearly breaking break the FourthWall while explicitly discussing the Bechdel Test, lampshading the fact that they may be failing it.



* CityOfAdventure: New York City: the city's landmarks serve as key locations for the more fantastical aspects of the story.

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* CityOfAdventure: New York City: City — the city's landmarks serve as key locations for the more fantastical aspects of the story.


* BiTheWay: Played straight (pun intended) with both Anna and Yaret, both having had romantic and sexual experiences with their own sex and both seeing it as no big deal.

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* BiTheWay: Played straight (pun intended) with both Anna and Yaret, both having had romantic and sexual experiences with their own sex and both seeing treating it as no big deal.matter-of-factly.


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** The initial time Anna has to diagnose John Doe is three days (72 hours).
** Anna denies Yaret three times [[spoiler:before he is banished]].
** Anna has to query three characters in her quest to find Yaret, symbolizing, respectively, the Sun, the Moon and Wind.


* AllJustADream: Subverted, when Anna’s belief that the Otherworld was a dream is proven otherwise; also, the monsters Anna thinks believes to be imaginary turn out to be real. Further zigzagged in the end [[spoiler:when Scout Semille implies that, as one of the several possible scenarios, Anna might be hallucinating the events of the novel while in reality she is being institutionalized.]]

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* AllJustADream: Subverted, when Anna’s belief that the Otherworld was a dream is proven otherwise; also, the monsters Anna thinks believes to be imaginary turn out to be real. Further zigzagged in the end [[spoiler:when Scout Semille implies suggests that, as one of the several possible scenarios, Anna might be hallucinating the events of the novel while in reality she is being institutionalized.]]



* BiTheWay: Played straight (pun intended) with both Anna and Yaret.

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* BiTheWay: Played straight (pun intended) with both Anna and Yaret.Yaret, both having had romantic and sexual experiences with their own sex and both seeing it as no big deal.


* DudeLooksLikeALady: Yaret is described as strikingly handsome, possessing almost feminine beauty.

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: Yaret is described as strikingly handsome, possessing almost feminine beauty. Played straight when [[spoiler:Yaret is mocked by thugs for wearing pink socks]], but subverted when his beauty is implied to be, literally, in the eye of the beholder [[spoiler:a nurse at the ward sees him as a "sad scrawny kid."]]



* LeavingYouToFindMyself: Anna breaking it off with Ted.

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* LeavingYouToFindMyself: Anna breaking it off with Ted.Ted, giving him the "it's me, not you" line.



* UnreliableNarrator: John Doe, when he relays the life of Yaret Fairfax to Anna.

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* UnreliableNarrator: The psychiatric patient John Doe, when he relays the life of Yaret Fairfax (his own) to Anna.


* CityOfAdventure: New York City.

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* CityOfAdventure: New York City.City: the city's landmarks serve as key locations for the more fantastical aspects of the story.



* HalfHumanHybrid: Yaret.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: Yaret.Yaret claims to be half-human and half-alva, a result of a deliberate hybridization effort.



* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Anna and Yaret.

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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Anna and Yaret.Yaret, Anna being not only "tall and athletic," but also as having all the agency in the relationship and Yaret being described as somewhat effeminate.



* OtherworldlyAndSexuallyAmbiguous: Yaret.

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* OtherworldlyAndSexuallyAmbiguous: Yaret.Yaret, who implies to have had homoromantic, if not homosexual, relationships in the past.



* SpaceElves: The Alva.

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* SpaceElves: The Alva.Alva, described as an technologically advanced extraterrestrial humanoid race that has given rise to the elves of human legends.



* WillTheyOrWontThey: Anna and Yaret throughout the story.

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* WillTheyOrWontThey: Anna and Yaret throughout the story.story, with Yaret continuously trying to establish greater spiritual and physical intimacy and Anna continuously rebuffing him [[spoiler:until the tables are turned]].

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* OtherworldlyAndSexuallyAmbiguous: Yaret.


* AkashicRecords: Yaret claims to have access to his spaceship through his dreaming, which allows him to process and retain new information at extreme efficiency.

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* AkashicRecords: Yaret claims to have access to his spaceship through his dreaming, which allows him to process and retain new information at with extreme efficiency.



* AllMythsAreTrue: Subverted, when Yaret suggests that human mythology is not to be trusted. Further zigzagged, when Yaret arbitrarily confirms and/or denies the existence of certain mythological characters in real life.

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* AllMythsAreTrue: Subverted, when Yaret suggests that human mythology is myths are not to be trusted. Further zigzagged, when Yaret arbitrarily confirms and/or or denies the existence of certain mythological characters in real life.



* TheBechdelTest: Anna and Genie explicitly discuss the Bechdel Test, lampshading the fact that they may be failing it, nearly breaking the FourthWall.

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* TheBechdelTest: Anna and Genie nearly breaking the FourthWall while explicitly discuss discussing the Bechdel Test, lampshading the fact that they may be failing it, nearly breaking the FourthWall.it.



* CivilizationDestroyer: Yaret, when he — unsuccessfully — tries to blackmail Anna into a relationship with the threat of culling humanity.
* CultureClash: Yaret has a fish-out-of-water experience in the modern day New York City, to a somewhat comedic effect.

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* CivilizationDestroyer: Yaret, when [[spoiler:when he — unsuccessfully — tries to blackmail Anna into a relationship with the threat of culling humanity.
humanity.]]
* CultureClash: Yaret has a fish-out-of-water FishOutOfWater experience in the modern day New York City, to a somewhat comedic effect.



* ThePowerOfLove: Subverted, when Yaret fails to make Anna truly love him.

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* ThePowerOfLove: Subverted, when Yaret fails to make Anna truly love him.respond to his energy.

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* TheBechdelTest: Anna and Genie explicitly discuss the Bechdel Test, lampshading the fact that they may be failing it, nearly breaking the FourthWall.

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** Anna struggles with abandonment issues due to her father’s death and mother’s remarriage; with debilitating anxiety attacks as a result of her brush with the Otherworld; her own feelings of professional and personal inadequacy and shame.
** Anna’s mother survived post-partum depression after the birth of Anna’s half-brother.
** Anna’s stepfather, James, is a recovering alcoholic, struggling with the death of his police partner.
** John Doe has amnesia presumably due to physical and sexual abuse.
** Yaret Fairfax has a predictably troubled and violent past, consistent with growing up in the Dark Ages society.
** Emily is an orphan, presumably an abuse survivor.

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** Anna struggles [[spoiler:struggles with abandonment issues due to her father’s death and mother’s remarriage; with debilitating anxiety attacks as a result of her brush with the Otherworld; her own feelings of professional and personal inadequacy and shame.
shame.]]
** Anna’s mother survived [[spoiler:survived post-partum depression after the birth of Anna’s half-brother.
half-brother.]]
** Anna’s stepfather, James, is [[spoiler:is a recovering alcoholic, struggling with the death of his police partner.
partner.]]
** John Doe has [[spoiler:has amnesia presumably due to physical and sexual abuse.
abuse.]]
** Yaret Fairfax has [[spoiler:has a predictably troubled and violent past, consistent with growing up in the Dark Ages society.
society.]]
** Emily is [[spoiler:is an orphan, presumably an abuse survivor.]]



* HereThereBeDragons: Emily, whose otherkin self is a dragon.

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* HereThereBeDragons: Emily, whose [[spoiler:whose otherkin self is a dragon.]]

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