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* AlchemyIsMagic
* AmbitionIsEvil: Hans.
* AndIMustScream: Hans suffers this as a result of the Red Lion.
* AntiHero: Hans Burgner.
* ArtifactOfAttraction: The elixir.
* ArtifactTitle: Arguably, if the Red Lion is an artifact.
* AttendingYourOwnFuneral: [[spoiler:Saint-Germain does this, and as the coffin is brought out, he lies down in it and "dies".]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Saint-Germain.]]
* BlackMagic: Francesco Borri uses this to conjure a demon to help him, as does the insane Sophie Petion unintentionally.

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* %%* AlchemyIsMagic
* %%* AmbitionIsEvil: Hans.
* %%* AndIMustScream: Hans suffers this as a result of the Red Lion.
* %%* AntiHero: Hans Burgner.
* %%* ArtifactOfAttraction: The elixir.
* %%* ArtifactTitle: Arguably, if the Red Lion is an artifact.
* %%* AttendingYourOwnFuneral: [[spoiler:Saint-Germain does this, and as the coffin is brought out, he lies down in it and "dies".]]
* %%* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Saint-Germain.]]
* %%* BlackMagic: Francesco Borri uses this to conjure a demon to help him, as does the insane Sophie Petion unintentionally.



* BookEnds: [[spoiler:The interaction between Ernst and Cornelius at the end of the story strongly parallels that between Hans and Rochard. Cornelius is a later incarnation of Hans, but he takes the role and the fate of Rochard in the later interaction.]]
* BornAgainImmortality: Everyone has this. When a soul dies it takes on a new body.
* BuriedAlive: Hans is lowered into a deep hole to die.
* ChastityCouple: Lepitre and Rosalie. It does not end well, as it is based on self-denial. [[spoiler:He is tempted by the vamp Corinna, and Rosalie offers herself to him as a "lesser sin". He rejects her, and she murders him and commits suicide.]]
* CourtMage: Francesco essentially becomes this to a series of rulers.
* {{Curse}}: The titular elixir does this to whomever steals it without being spiritually prepared.
* DepravedBisexual: [[spoiler:Corinna.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: The protagonist has to go through a long journey spanning several lifetimes before achieving his.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Hans Burgner suffers this. He gets plunged into a living demon-filled hell and wishes vainly for death.
* ForegoneConclusion: The Count of Saint-Germain attempts to warn UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette of what is to come in the lead-up to UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution.
* UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution: This was foreshadowed in the negotiations of Saint-Germain with the French queen.
* GoldDigger: Louis de la Tourzel senior, who only marries Sophie Petion for her money, having been prepared to abandon her until her sudden inheritance.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Rochard.
* GoodParents: Marietta and her husband.
* HappilyMarried: The parents of the protagonist's third incarnation, Francisco, are this, in stark contrast to his first two sets of parents.
* HealingPotion: The Red Lion when used correctly.
* HenpeckedHusband: Hans' father.
* HidingBehindReligion: Heinz Knotek's father, and to a lesser extent Hans Burgner's mother.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Hans' attempt to take advantage of several nobles backfires when he falls into their trap.
* ImmortalitySeeker: Hans. He doesn't know what he is in for.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Sebastian, Rochard, and [[spoiler:Cornelius]]. Justified in that enlightenment is shown to be a very inward-focussed journey.

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* %%* BookEnds: [[spoiler:The interaction between Ernst and Cornelius at the end of the story strongly parallels that between Hans and Rochard. Cornelius is a later incarnation of Hans, but he takes the role and the fate of Rochard in the later interaction.]]
* %%* BornAgainImmortality: Everyone has this. When a soul dies it takes on a new body.
* %%* BuriedAlive: Hans is lowered into a deep hole to die.
* %%* ChastityCouple: Lepitre and Rosalie. It does not end well, as it is based on self-denial. [[spoiler:He is tempted by the vamp Corinna, and Rosalie offers herself to him as a "lesser sin". He rejects her, and she murders him and commits suicide.]]
* %%* CourtMage: Francesco essentially becomes this to a series of rulers.
* %%* {{Curse}}: The titular elixir does this to whomever steals it without being spiritually prepared.
* %%* DepravedBisexual: [[spoiler:Corinna.]]
* %%* EarnYourHappyEnding: The protagonist has to go through a long journey spanning several lifetimes before achieving his.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Hans Burgner suffers this. He gets plunged into a living demon-filled hell and wishes vainly for death.
* %%* ForegoneConclusion: The Count of Saint-Germain attempts to warn UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette of what is to come in the lead-up to UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution.
* UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution: This was foreshadowed in the negotiations of Saint-Germain with the French queen.GoldDigger: Louis de la Tourzel senior only marries Sophie Petion for her money, having been prepared to abandon her until her sudden inheritance.
* GoldDigger: Louis de la Tourzel senior, who only marries Sophie Petion for her money, having been prepared to abandon her until her sudden inheritance.%%* GoodIsNotSoft: Rochard.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Rochard.%%* GoodParents: Marietta and her husband.
* GoodParents: Marietta and her husband.%%* HappilyMarried: The parents of the protagonist's third incarnation, Francisco, are this, in stark contrast to his first two sets of parents.
* HappilyMarried: %%* HealingPotion: The parents of the protagonist's third incarnation, Francisco, are this, in stark contrast to his first two sets of parents.Red Lion when used correctly.
* HealingPotion: The Red Lion when used correctly.%%* HenpeckedHusband: Hans' father.
* HenpeckedHusband: Hans' father.%%* HidingBehindReligion: Heinz Knotek's father, and to a lesser extent Hans Burgner's mother.
* HidingBehindReligion: Heinz Knotek's father, and %%* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Hans' attempt to a lesser extent Hans Burgner's mother.take advantage of several nobles backfires when he falls into their trap.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Hans' attempt to take advantage of several nobles backfires when he falls into their trap.
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%%* ImmortalitySeeker: Hans. He doesn't know what he is in for.
* %%* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Sebastian, Rochard, and [[spoiler:Cornelius]]. Justified in that enlightenment is shown to be a very inward-focussed journey.



* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Cornelius receives this for the crime he committed as Hans Burgner, and is ready and waiting for it. Corinna also arguably receives this at the hands of Martin Alais.]]
* LivingShadow: The moon priestess confronts hers. [[spoiler:She welcomes it back home.]]
* MamaBear: Marietta.
* [[spoiler:NoAntagonist: From a broader perspective, every supporting character has an important role in the protagonist's development.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:How Ernst figures out Cornelius has the elixir.]]
* OneSteveLimit: Averted with Francesco's [[spoiler:mother Marietta]], whose name is also given to his friend Francesco's [[spoiler:psychic daughter]].
* PastLifeMemories: The protagonist acquires this as a result of taking the Red Lion. [[spoiler:It also means that he carries all the painful memories from one life to the next, as the beneficial veil of forgetfulness is no longer there.]]
* PhilosophersStone: The Red Lion, or the elixir of eternal life, is this.
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: [[spoiler:Ernst is this to Cornelius.]]
* RedemptionQuest: One that spans several lifetimes.
* {{Reincarnation}}: A central theme.

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* %%* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Cornelius receives this for the crime he committed as Hans Burgner, and is ready and waiting for it. Corinna also arguably receives this at the hands of Martin Alais.]]
* %%* LivingShadow: The moon priestess confronts hers. [[spoiler:She welcomes it back home.]]
* %%* MamaBear: Marietta.
* %%* [[spoiler:NoAntagonist: From a broader perspective, every supporting character has an important role in the protagonist's development.]]
* %%* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:How Ernst figures out Cornelius has the elixir.]]
* OneSteveLimit: Averted with Francesco's [[spoiler:mother Marietta]], whose name is also given to his friend Francesco's [[spoiler:psychic daughter]].
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%%* PastLifeMemories: The protagonist acquires this as a result of taking the Red Lion. [[spoiler:It also means that he carries all the painful memories from one life to the next, as the beneficial veil of forgetfulness is no longer there.]]
* %%* PhilosophersStone: The Red Lion, or the elixir of eternal life, is this.
* %%* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: [[spoiler:Ernst is this to Cornelius.]]
* %%* RedemptionQuest: One that spans several lifetimes.
* %%* {{Reincarnation}}: A central theme.



* SealedEvilInACan / SealedGoodInACan: The titular elixir, depending on how, and by whom, it is used.
* SelfInflictedHell
* SinisterMinister: The one who orchestrates Hans' fate after his conjuring. Also Heinz Knotek's father.

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* SealedEvilInACan / SealedGoodInACan: %%* SealedEvilInACan: The titular elixir, depending on how, and by whom, it is used.
* %%* SelfInflictedHell
* %%* SinisterMinister: The one who orchestrates Hans' fate after his conjuring. Also Heinz Knotek's father.



* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: The child Heinz Knotek is a deconstruction, considering who he really is.
* TheVamp: [[spoiler:Corinna.]]
* WhiteAndGrayMorality: From a broad perspective, characters who may seem black are actually lost, deluded, and/or undeveloped souls.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Luckily, Hans does eventually get released into death.
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The FramingDevice of Adam Cadmon's manuscript turns the main story into a flashback.
* WiseBeyondHisYears: Heinz Knotek and Francesco Borri, thanks to the Red Lion.

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* %%* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: The child Heinz Knotek is a deconstruction, considering who he really is.
* %%* TheVamp: [[spoiler:Corinna.]]
* %%* WhiteAndGrayMorality: From a broad perspective, characters who may seem black are actually lost, deluded, and/or undeveloped souls.
* %%* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Luckily, Hans does eventually get released into death.
* %%* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The FramingDevice of Adam Cadmon's manuscript turns the main story into a flashback.
* %%* WiseBeyondHisYears: Heinz Knotek and Francesco Borri, thanks to the Red Lion.


The story centres around the unhappy [[AntiHero Hans Burgner]], a miller's son born in the 16th century. After the death of his weak father and of a likewise miserable but beloved teacher, he becomes afraid of the unavoidable death of all living things. Driven by a monomania fed by persistent rumors of an Elixir of Immortality, he becomes an apprentice of a mysterious physician and [[{{Alchemy}} alchemist]]. However, instead of listening to the Alchemist's compassionate counsel and warnings, Burgner is driven by feverish greed to murder him; in this way, he acquires Elixir while he is still spiritually unprepared, and is cursed thereby. This is the starting-point of a journey through the centuries: while Burgner can physically die, the Elixir enables him to retain the full memory of his previous lives as he repeatedly reincarnates into a variety of different circumstances. It also bestows upon him a profound spiritual sensitivity. Several times he attempts the Great Transmutation in order to deliver himself from his self-imposed curse. Hans Burgner is refined through his various incarnations. Against the backdrop of [[HistoricalFictionLiterature the last five centuries of European history]], he undergoes dramatic personal development: beginning as a spiritually unawakened (and even infamous) character, he matures spiritually through the various challenges he is led to confront. He is first an initiate and Aspirant, eventually attaining the perfection of human personality which characterizes the Magus, or spiritual Adept.

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The story centres around the unhappy [[AntiHero Hans Burgner]], a miller's son born in the 16th century. After the death of his weak father and of a likewise miserable but beloved teacher, he becomes afraid of the unavoidable death of all living things. Driven by a monomania fed by persistent rumors of an Elixir of Immortality, he becomes an apprentice of a mysterious physician and [[{{Alchemy}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Alchemy}} alchemist]]. However, instead of listening to the Alchemist's compassionate counsel and warnings, Burgner is driven by feverish greed to murder him; in this way, he acquires Elixir while he is still spiritually unprepared, and is cursed thereby. This is the starting-point of a journey through the centuries: while Burgner can physically die, the Elixir enables him to retain the full memory of his previous lives as he repeatedly reincarnates into a variety of different circumstances. It also bestows upon him a profound spiritual sensitivity. Several times he attempts the Great Transmutation in order to deliver himself from his self-imposed curse. Hans Burgner is refined through his various incarnations. Against the backdrop of [[HistoricalFictionLiterature the last five centuries of European history]], he undergoes dramatic personal development: beginning as a spiritually unawakened (and even infamous) character, he matures spiritually through the various challenges he is led to confront. He is first an initiate and Aspirant, eventually attaining the perfection of human personality which characterizes the Magus, or spiritual Adept.



* WiseBeyondHisYears: Heinz Knotek and Francesco Borri, thanks to the Red Lion.

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* WiseBeyondHisYears: Heinz Knotek and Francesco Borri, thanks to the Red Lion.


''The Red Lion'' is the first novel by Mária Szepes and was published in 1946 in {{Hungary}} (original title: ''A Vörös Oroszlán''). During the [[PoliceState communist regime ''Rákosi'']] ''The Red Lion'' was considered to be [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill nonconformist]] and therefore was [[BannedInChina prohibited]]. All copies of the book were [[BookBurning ordered to be destroyed]]. However, the librarian and novelist Béla Hamvas managed to save four copies. Then, several supporters of the author typed up the novel, made templates for printing, and released the self-made copies through the underground. [[VindicatedByHistory Almost 40 years later]], the novel arrived at the desk of the Heyne publishing company via the agency Utoprop. The book was translated into German by Gottfried Feidel and was published as a paperback in 1984. More details regarding the history of origin are reported by Hans Joachim Alpers in his preface of the 2002 re-issue.

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''The Red Lion'' is the first novel by Mária Szepes and was published in 1946 in {{Hungary}} UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}} (original title: ''A Vörös Oroszlán''). During the [[PoliceState communist regime ''Rákosi'']] ''The Red Lion'' was considered to be [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill nonconformist]] and therefore was [[BannedInChina prohibited]]. All copies of the book were [[BookBurning ordered to be destroyed]]. However, the librarian and novelist Béla Hamvas managed to save four copies. Then, several supporters of the author typed up the novel, made templates for printing, and released the self-made copies through the underground. [[VindicatedByHistory Almost 40 years later]], the novel arrived at the desk of the Heyne publishing company via the agency Utoprop. The book was translated into German by Gottfried Feidel and was published as a paperback in 1984. More details regarding the history of origin are reported by Hans Joachim Alpers in his preface of the 2002 re-issue.


* ForegoneConclusion: The Count of Saint-Germain attempts to warn MarieAntoinette of what is to come in the lead-up to TheFrenchRevolution.
* TheFrenchRevolution: This was foreshadowed in the negotiations of Saint-Germain with the French queen.

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* ForegoneConclusion: The Count of Saint-Germain attempts to warn MarieAntoinette UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette of what is to come in the lead-up to TheFrenchRevolution.UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution.
* TheFrenchRevolution: UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution: This was foreshadowed in the negotiations of Saint-Germain with the French queen.

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* KarmicNod: [[spoiler:Cornelius feels only peace when he knows that his crime is coming back to him through the hands of Ernst.]]


* {{Hell}}: Self-inflicted.


Added DiffLines:

* SelfInflictedHell


* BookEnds: [[spoiler:The interaction between Ernst and Cornelius at the end of the story parallels that between Cornelius' earlier incarnation Hans and Rochard. Cornelius is a later incarnation of Hans, but he takes the role and the fate of Rochard in the later interaction.]]

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* BookEnds: [[spoiler:The interaction between Ernst and Cornelius at the end of the story strongly parallels that between Cornelius' earlier incarnation Hans and Rochard. Cornelius is a later incarnation of Hans, but he takes the role and the fate of Rochard in the later interaction.]]


* BookEnds: [[spoiler:The interaction between Ernst and Cornelius at the end of the story parallels that between Cornelius' earlier incarnation Hans and Rochard. Cornelius is a later incarnation of Hans, but he takes the role and the fate of Rochard in the later interaction.]]



* [[spoiler:BookEnds: The interaction between Ernst and Cornelius at the end of the story parallels that between Cornelius' earlier incarnation Hans and Rochard. Cornelius is a later incarnation of Hans, but he takes the role and the fate of Rochard in the later interaction.]]


* [[spoiler:BornAgainImmortality: Everyone has this. When a soul dies it takes on a new body.]]

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* [[spoiler:BornAgainImmortality: BornAgainImmortality: Everyone has this. When a soul dies it takes on a new body.]]



* HappilyMarried: The parents of the protagonist's [[spoiler:third incarnation, Francisco, are this, in stark contrast to his first two sets of parents.]]

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* HappilyMarried: The parents of the protagonist's [[spoiler:third third incarnation, Francisco, are this, in stark contrast to his first two sets of parents.]] parents.



* [[spoiler:NoAntagonist: This turns out to be the case. The role of every supporting character in the protagonist's development is lampshaded.]]

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* [[spoiler:NoAntagonist: This turns out to be the case. The role of From a broader perspective, every supporting character has an important role in the protagonist's development is lampshaded.development.]]



* OneSteveLimit: [[spoiler:Averted with the name Marietta, which belongs to Francesco's mother and to his friend Alessandro's psychic daughter.]]

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* OneSteveLimit: [[spoiler:Averted Averted with the name Marietta, which belongs to Francesco's mother and [[spoiler:mother Marietta]], whose name is also given to his friend Alessandro's psychic daughter.]] Francesco's [[spoiler:psychic daughter]].



* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: [[spoiler:Ernst to Cornelius.]]

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* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: [[spoiler:Ernst is this to Cornelius.]]



* ToHellAndBack: [[spoiler:The protagonist's time spent in his self-imposed hell, and his quest to climb out of it, is what makes his enlightenment possible.]]
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Heinz Knotek has shades of this, but in the big picture is a deconstruction of the trope, considering who he really is.

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* ToHellAndBack: [[spoiler:The The protagonist's time spent in his self-imposed hell, and his quest to climb out of it, is what makes his [[spoiler:his enlightenment possible.]]
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: The child Heinz Knotek has shades of this, but in the big picture is a deconstruction of the trope, deconstruction, considering who he really is.



* VindicatedByHistory: The book was initially banned and ordered to be destroyed for being nonconformist.
* WhiteAndGrayMorality: There are no completely evil characters - only lost, deluded, and/or undeveloped souls.

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* VindicatedByHistory: The book was initially banned and ordered to be destroyed for being nonconformist.
* WhiteAndGrayMorality: There are no completely evil From a broad perspective, characters - only who may seem black are actually lost, deluded, and/or undeveloped souls.


The story centres around the unhappy [[AntiHero Hans Burgner]], a miller's son born in the 16th century. After the death of his weak father and of a likewise miserable but beloved teacher, he becomes afraid of the unavoidable death of all living things. Driven by a monomania fed by persistent rumors of an Elixir of Immortality, he becomes an apprentice of a mysterious physician and [[Alchemy alchemist]]. However, instead of listening to the Alchemist's compassionate counsel and warnings, Burgner is driven by feverish greed to murder him; in this way, he acquires Elixir while he is still spiritually unprepared, and is cursed thereby. This is the starting-point of a journey through the centuries: while Burgner can physically die, the Elixir enables him to retain the full memory of his previous lives as he repeatedly reincarnates into a variety of different circumstances. It also bestows upon him a profound spiritual sensitivity. Several times he attempts the Great Transmutation in order to deliver himself from his self-imposed curse. Hans Burgner is refined through his various incarnations. Against the backdrop of [[HistoricalFictionLiterature the last five centuries of European history]], he undergoes dramatic personal development: beginning as a spiritually unawakened (and even infamous) character, he matures spiritually through the various challenges he is led to confront. He is first an initiate and Aspirant, eventually attaining the perfection of human personality which characterizes the Magus, or spiritual Adept.

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The story centres around the unhappy [[AntiHero Hans Burgner]], a miller's son born in the 16th century. After the death of his weak father and of a likewise miserable but beloved teacher, he becomes afraid of the unavoidable death of all living things. Driven by a monomania fed by persistent rumors of an Elixir of Immortality, he becomes an apprentice of a mysterious physician and [[Alchemy [[{{Alchemy}} alchemist]]. However, instead of listening to the Alchemist's compassionate counsel and warnings, Burgner is driven by feverish greed to murder him; in this way, he acquires Elixir while he is still spiritually unprepared, and is cursed thereby. This is the starting-point of a journey through the centuries: while Burgner can physically die, the Elixir enables him to retain the full memory of his previous lives as he repeatedly reincarnates into a variety of different circumstances. It also bestows upon him a profound spiritual sensitivity. Several times he attempts the Great Transmutation in order to deliver himself from his self-imposed curse. Hans Burgner is refined through his various incarnations. Against the backdrop of [[HistoricalFictionLiterature the last five centuries of European history]], he undergoes dramatic personal development: beginning as a spiritually unawakened (and even infamous) character, he matures spiritually through the various challenges he is led to confront. He is first an initiate and Aspirant, eventually attaining the perfection of human personality which characterizes the Magus, or spiritual Adept.


* AmbitionIsEvil

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* AmbitionIsEvil AmbitionIsEvil: Hans.



* ArtifactTitle

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* ArtifactTitleArtifactTitle: Arguably, if the Red Lion is an artifact.



* BlackMagic: Francesco Borri uses this, as does the insane Sophie Petion unintentionally.
* BlessedWithSuck: The protagonist can remember his past lifetimes as a result of drinking the Red Lion.
* [[spoiler:BornAgainImmortality: Everyone has this.]]

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* BlackMagic: Francesco Borri uses this, this to conjure a demon to help him, as does the insane Sophie Petion unintentionally.
* BlessedWithSuck: The protagonist can remember his past lifetimes as a result of drinking the Red Lion.Lion - and cannot shake off the painful memories.
* [[spoiler:BornAgainImmortality: Everyone has this. When a soul dies it takes on a new body.]]



* [[spoiler:BookEnds: The interaction between Ernst and Cornelius at the end of the story parallels that between Cornelius' earlier incarnation Hans and Rochard.]]
* ChastityCouple: Lepitre and Rosalie. It does not end well.

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* [[spoiler:BookEnds: The interaction between Ernst and Cornelius at the end of the story parallels that between Cornelius' earlier incarnation Hans and Rochard. Cornelius is a later incarnation of Hans, but he takes the role and the fate of Rochard in the later interaction.]]
* ChastityCouple: Lepitre and Rosalie. It does not end well. well, as it is based on self-denial. [[spoiler:He is tempted by the vamp Corinna, and Rosalie offers herself to him as a "lesser sin". He rejects her, and she murders him and commits suicide.]]



* EarnYourHappyEnding
* FateWorseThanDeath: Hans Burgner suffers this.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding
EarnYourHappyEnding: The protagonist has to go through a long journey spanning several lifetimes before achieving his.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Hans Burgner suffers this. He gets plunged into a living demon-filled hell and wishes vainly for death.



* TheFrenchRevolution
* GoldDigger: Louis de la Tourzel senior.

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* TheFrenchRevolution
TheFrenchRevolution: This was foreshadowed in the negotiations of Saint-Germain with the French queen.
* GoldDigger: Louis de la Tourzel senior.senior, who only marries Sophie Petion for her money, having been prepared to abandon her until her sudden inheritance.



* HidingBehindReligion: Heinz Knotek's father.

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* HidingBehindReligion: Heinz Knotek's father.father, and to a lesser extent Hans Burgner's mother.



* ImmortalitySeeker: Hans.

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* ImmortalitySeeker: Hans. He doesn't know what he is in for.



* OneSteveLimit: [[spoiler:Averted with Marietta.]]
* PastLifeMemories: The protagonist acquires this as a result of taking the Red Lion. [[spoiler:It also means that he carries all the painful memories from one life to the next.]]
* PhilosophersStone

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* OneSteveLimit: [[spoiler:Averted with Marietta.the name Marietta, which belongs to Francesco's mother and to his friend Alessandro's psychic daughter.]]
* PastLifeMemories: The protagonist acquires this as a result of taking the Red Lion. [[spoiler:It also means that he carries all the painful memories from one life to the next.next, as the beneficial veil of forgetfulness is no longer there.]]
* PhilosophersStone PhilosophersStone: The Red Lion, or the elixir of eternal life, is this.



* RuleOfSeven: The determined moon priestess in the tale told by Cornelius' father.

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* RuleOfSeven: The determined moon priestess in the tale told by Cornelius' father.father makes an appeal to the moon for seven years before finally getting a response.



* VindicatedByHistory

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* VindicatedByHistoryVindicatedByHistory: The book was initially banned and ordered to be destroyed for being nonconformist.

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* ArtifactTitle

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* ChastityCouple: Lepitre and Rosalie. It does not end well.


* {{Alchemy}}

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* {{Alchemy}}AlchemyIsMagic



* ArtifactOfAttraction: Sort of.

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* ArtifactOfAttraction: Sort of. The elixir.



* TheBabyTrap



* BlackMagic: Francesco Borri uses this, as does [[spoiler:the insane Sophie Petion unintentionally]].
* BlessedWithSuck: The protagonist can [[spoiler: remember his past lifetimes as a result of drinking the Red Lion.]]

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* BlackMagic: Francesco Borri uses this, as does [[spoiler:the the insane Sophie Petion unintentionally]].unintentionally.
* BlessedWithSuck: The protagonist can [[spoiler: remember his past lifetimes as a result of drinking the Red Lion.]] Lion.



* GoldDigger: Louis de la Tourzel senior.



* GoodParents: [[spoiler:Marietta and her husband.]]

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* GoodParents: [[spoiler:Marietta Marietta and her husband.]] husband.



* {{Hell}}: [[spoiler:Self-inflicted variety.]]

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* {{Hell}}: [[spoiler:Self-inflicted variety.]] Self-inflicted.



* HidingBehindReligion: Heinz Knotek's father.



* JusticeWillPrevail

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* JusticeWillPrevail IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Sebastian, Rochard, and [[spoiler:Cornelius]]. Justified in that enlightenment is shown to be a very inward-focussed journey.
* JusticeWillPrevail: "I did not realize then that earthly law merely executes spiritual justice, even when it seems to punish the innocent. No innocent man is ever punished; he is always caught by his own actions."



* LivingShadow: [[spoiler:The moon priestess confronts hers, and manages to welcome it home.]]
* MamaBear: [[spoiler:Marietta]].

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* LivingShadow: [[spoiler:The The moon priestess confronts hers, and manages to welcome hers. [[spoiler:She welcomes it back home.]]
* MamaBear: [[spoiler:Marietta]].Marietta.



* PastLifeMemories: The protagonist acquires this as a result of taking the Red Lion. [[spoiler:There is a very dark side to it too.]]

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* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:How Ernst figures out Cornelius has the elixir.]]
* OneSteveLimit: [[spoiler:Averted with Marietta.]]
* PastLifeMemories: The protagonist acquires this as a result of taking the Red Lion. [[spoiler:There is a very dark side [[spoiler:It also means that he carries all the painful memories from one life to it too.the next.]]



* SealedEvilInACan / SealedGoodInACan: The titular elixir.

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* SealedEvilInACan / SealedGoodInACan: The titular elixir.elixir, depending on how, and by whom, it is used.



* SweetAndSourGrapes: [[spoiler:Hans' greedy desire for eternal life fades as he becomes more enlightened through his subsequent lifetimes... and then he essentially achieves what he originally wanted anyway.]]

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* SweetAndSourGrapes: [[spoiler:Hans' greedy desire for eternal life fades as he becomes more enlightened through his subsequent lifetimes... lifetimes, and then he essentially achieves what he originally wanted anyway.]]



* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler:The protagonist's second incarnation has shades of this, but in the big picture is a deconstruction of the trope, considering who he originally was.]]

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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler:The protagonist's second incarnation Heinz Knotek has shades of this, but in the big picture is a deconstruction of the trope, considering who he originally was.]] really is.



* WhiteAndGrayMorality: There are no completely evil characters - only lost souls who have a long journey ahead of them.

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* WhiteAndGrayMorality: There are no completely evil characters - only lost souls who have a long journey ahead of them.lost, deluded, and/or undeveloped souls.



* WiseBeyondHisYears: [[spoiler:Hans drinking the Red Lion results in several of his future incarnations being this.]]

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* WiseBeyondHisYears: [[spoiler:Hans drinking Heinz Knotek and Francesco Borri, thanks to the Red Lion results in several of his future incarnations being this.]] Lion.

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