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* TeenPregnancy: Misao gets pregnant at sixteen and gives birth at seventeen.


* DeathByChildbirth: [[spoiler:Apparently the fate of Misao if she gives birth to her unborn child is to be eaten by it.]]

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* DeathByChildbirth: [[spoiler:Apparently the fate [[spoiler:Kyo has a nightmare of Misao if she gives birth to her unborn child is to be getting eaten by it.her own unborn child.]]



* EnfantTerrible: [[spoiler: Kyo has a nightmare of walking in on his yet unborn son ''eating Misao's corpse''.]]

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* EnfantTerrible: [[spoiler: Kyo has a nightmare of walking in on his yet unborn son ''eating Misao's corpse''. Actually averted once he's born for real.]]

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* FantasticMedicinalBodilyProduct:
** Kyo, a bird demon, licks Misao to heal her wounds.
** Misao's blood can heal demons, which can be [[spoiler:sexually transmitted]] as well.


* {{Antihero}}: Kyo is ''not'' a good guy. He will kill, steal, lie and destroy his way through anyone if he has to for Misao.
%%%* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Taro. He ''tries'', poor thing.

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* {{Antihero}}: AntiHero: Kyo is ''not'' a good guy. He will kill, steal, lie and destroy his way through anyone if he has to for Misao.
%%%* %%* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Taro. He ''tries'', poor thing.



%%%* AxCrazy: Sojo
%%%* BarrierMaiden: Misao

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%%%* %%* AxCrazy: Sojo
%%%* %%* BarrierMaiden: Misao



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: While discussing what would be a proper punishment if [[spoiler: Sojo]] rebelled again, Misao suggested keeping him away from women so he wouldn't have a family. The men expressed horror at this, as it would also deprive him of other carnal pleasures, [[AllMenArePerverts something men in this series value.]]

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: While discussing what would be a proper punishment if [[spoiler: Sojo]] rebelled again, Misao suggested keeping him away from women so he wouldn't have a family. The men expressed horror at this, as it would also deprive him of other carnal pleasures, [[AllMenArePerverts something men in this series value.]]value]].



* EnfantTerrible: [[spoiler: Kyo has a nightmare of walking in on his yet unborn son ''eating Misao's corpse.'']]

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* EnfantTerrible: [[spoiler: Kyo has a nightmare of walking in on his yet unborn son ''eating Misao's corpse.'']]corpse''.]]


* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Taro. He ''tries'', poor thing.

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* %%%* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Taro. He ''tries'', poor thing.



* AxCrazy: Sojo
* BarrierMaiden: Misao

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* %%%* AxCrazy: Sojo
* %%%* BarrierMaiden: Misao



* TheBeautifulElite: All the demons are this, with Kensuke being a rare exception.



* BlackMagic
* BoundAndGagged: Misao, when captured by [[spoiler: Sojo]].
* ButtMonkey: Misao comes up as this, and it's NOT PlayedForLaughs. She can see spirits, which is already scary enough, and used to be harrassed or hated because of that. Then, she gets caught in the wars of the Tengu and is under attack ''many'' times. And while some Tengus ''are'' sympathetic to her plight, the most powerful ally she has among them is... a BastardBoyfriend.

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* %%%%* BlackMagic
* BoundAndGagged: Misao, Misao is tied up when captured by [[spoiler: Sojo]].
* ButtMonkey: Misao comes up as this, and it's NOT PlayedForLaughs. She can see spirits, which is already scary enough, and used to be harrassed or hated because of that. Then, she gets caught in the wars of the Tengu and is under attack ''many'' times. And while While some Tengus ''are'' sympathetic to her plight, the most powerful ally she has among them is... a BastardBoyfriend.



* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Which Kyo is determined to collect on.

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* %%* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Which Kyo is determined to collect on.



* CrazyJealousGuy: Kyo can slip into this at times.
* DangerousSixteenthBirthday: Misao becomes the 'bride of prophecy' on this date. [[TheChewToy Poor girl.]]
* DeathByChildbirth: [[spoiler:Apparently the fate of Misao if she gives birth to her unborn child.]]

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* CrazyJealousGuy: As protective as Kyo is, he can slip into this at times.
also get territorial when Misao is concerned.
* DangerousSixteenthBirthday: Misao becomes the 'bride of prophecy' on this date.her 16th birthday. [[TheChewToy Poor girl.]]
* DeathByChildbirth: [[spoiler:Apparently the fate of Misao if she gives birth to her unborn child.child is to be eaten by it.]]



* DuelToTheDeath: Kyo and [[spoiler: Sho]].

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* %%%* DuelToTheDeath: Kyo and [[spoiler: Sho]].



* ForcedToWatch: Kyo is threatened with this more than once.

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* ForcedToWatch: Kyo is threatened with this more than once.once with watching someone eat or ravish his girlfriend.



* IllGirl: Ayame.

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* %%%* IllGirl: Ayame.



* HeartwarmingOrphan: The orphans in the Tengu village, who absolutely love Misao.

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* HeartwarmingOrphan: The orphans in the Tengu village, who village absolutely love Misao.



* {{Jerkass}}: Pretty much every male character in the series.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Pretty much every male character in the series.series is rude, overly aggressive, and/or petty.



* KickTheDog: A literal example: in his youth Sho beats a puppy to near death. In fact, Sho does a ''lot'' of [[KickTheDog Kicking The Dog]]. First off, Misao when she was a little girl, then Tarou and his brothers, then Misao ''again''...

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* KickTheDog: A literal example: in his youth Sho beats a puppy to near death. In fact, Sho does a ''lot'' of [[KickTheDog Kicking The Dog]].dog kicking]]. First off, Misao when she was a little girl, then Tarou and his brothers, then Misao ''again''...



* ShrinkingViolet: Misao. Not without reason.
* SupernaturallyDeliciousAndNutritious: Misao's blood and flesh, to demons.

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* %%%%* ShrinkingViolet: Misao. Not without reason.
* SupernaturallyDeliciousAndNutritious: Misao's blood and flesh, flesh are superfoods to demons.demons, granting them long life and endless youth, respectively.



*** Raikou has one on Misao. Lampshaded by Kyo, who points out that his desire to kill Kyo out of a hatred for demons has become 'illicit'. It's debatable whether Raikoh is actually a villain, or a [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well Intentioned Extremist]].

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*** Raikou has one on Misao. Lampshaded by Kyo, who points out that his desire to kill Kyo out of a hatred for demons has become 'illicit'. It's debatable whether Raikoh is actually a villain, or a [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well Intentioned Extremist]].


* VillainousCrush: Misao is a magnet for these.
** Raikou has one on Misao. Lampshaded by Kyo, who points out that his desire to kill Kyo out of a hatred for demons has become 'illicit'. It's debatable whether Raikoh is actually a villain, or a [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well Intentioned Extremist]].
** Later in the series, [[BigBad Sho]] develops one of these. Also leads to a SiblingTriangle.
** Kensuke is arguably the [[MinionWithAnFInEvil nicest character in the series]], but he is still technically on the side of the villains. He has an extremely cute crush on Misao.
* Kyo gets a fair few as well.
** Kiyo, the [[SnakesAreSinister snake demon]], falls for him and tries to [[MurderTheHypotenuse kill Misao to have him]].
** Kaede, a [[AffablyEvil stoic yet friendly young woman]] who works for the orphanage, is revealed to have had one on Kyo when they were both teenagers. When she realises that he will always love Misao, she [[LoveMakesYouEvil joins up with Sho]], describing it as 'finding someone else to play with'.

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* VillainousCrush: VillainousCrush:
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Misao is a magnet for these.
** *** Raikou has one on Misao. Lampshaded by Kyo, who points out that his desire to kill Kyo out of a hatred for demons has become 'illicit'. It's debatable whether Raikoh is actually a villain, or a [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well Intentioned Extremist]].
** *** Later in the series, [[BigBad Sho]] develops one of these. Also leads to a SiblingTriangle.
** *** Kensuke is arguably the [[MinionWithAnFInEvil nicest character in the series]], but he is still technically on the side of the villains. He has an extremely cute crush on Misao.
* ** Kyo gets a fair few as well.
** *** Kiyo, the [[SnakesAreSinister snake demon]], falls for him and tries to [[MurderTheHypotenuse kill Misao to have him]].
** *** Kaede, a [[AffablyEvil stoic yet friendly young woman]] who works for the orphanage, is revealed to have had one on Kyo when they were both teenagers. When she realises that he will always love Misao, she [[LoveMakesYouEvil joins up with Sho]], describing it as 'finding someone else to play with'.


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* {{Dojikko}}: Subverted. Misao's classmates ''think'' she's one, but in reality she's always being tripped or bruised by invisible demons.



* PerpetualMolt: Lampshaded: ''"Kyo's secret problem... He worries about losing his feathers..."''


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* TheKlutz: Subverted. Misao's classmates ''think'' she's one, but in reality she's always being tripped or bruised by invisible demons.


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* PerpetualMolt: Lampshaded: ''"Kyo's secret problem... He worries about losing his feathers..."''


** Later in the series, [[Big Bad Sho]] develops one of these. Also leads to a SiblingTriangle.

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** Later in the series, [[Big Bad [[BigBad Sho]] develops one of these. Also leads to a SiblingTriangle.


** Later in the series, [[Big Bad Sho]]develops one of these. Also leads to a SiblingTriangle.

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** Later in the series, [[Big Bad Sho]]develops Sho]] develops one of these. Also leads to a SiblingTriangle.


** Later in the series, [[Big Bad Sho]][[SiblingTriangle develops one of these]].

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** Later in the series, [[Big Bad Sho]][[SiblingTriangle develops Sho]]develops one of these]].these. Also leads to a SiblingTriangle.


* MeaningfulName: Kiyo, a snake demon. She is named after a a character from a folktale who turned into a serpent to murder her lover [[IfICan'tHaveYou after being jilted]].

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* MeaningfulName: Kiyo, a snake demon. She is named after a a character from a folktale who turned into a serpent to murder her lover [[IfICan'tHaveYou [[IfICantHaveYou after being jilted]].



** Later in the series, [[Big Bad Sho]] [[SiblingTriangle develops one of these]].

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** Later in the series, [[Big Bad Sho]] [[SiblingTriangle Sho]][[SiblingTriangle develops one of these]].


* DisappearedDad: Kyo's father disappeared from the village after he unintentionally drove his wife, Kyo's mother to suicide.

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* DisappearedDad: Kyo's father disappeared from the village after he unintentionally drove his wife, Kyo's mother mother, to suicide.



* MeaningfulName: Kiyo, a snake demon. She is named after a a character from a folktale who turned into a serpent to murder her lover [[IfICan'tHaveYou after being jilted]].



* WifeHusbandry: This is the backstory of Kyo's parents. She was an orphaned seven-year-old and he was an eighteen-year-old when they met and it is implied that he spent time with her every day until she was old enough to wed him. It was an arranged marriage, but they did truly love each other until she betrayed him.

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* WifeHusbandry: This is the backstory of Kyo's parents. She was parents, with her being an orphaned seven-year-old and he was an eighteen-year-old being eighteen when they met and it met. It is heavily implied that he spent time only really fell in love with her every day until after they were wed and had a couple of children, so when she was old enough to wed him. It was an arranged marriage, but they did truly love each other until she betrayed him.well into adulthood.



** Later in the series, [[SiblingTriangle Sho develops one of these]].

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** Later in the series, [[Big Bad Sho]] [[SiblingTriangle Sho develops one of these]].


* WifeHusbandry: This is the backstory of Kyo's parents. She was an orphaned seven-year-old and he was an eighteen-year-old when they met and it is implied that he spent time with her every day until she was old enough to wed him.

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* WifeHusbandry: This is the backstory of Kyo's parents. She was an orphaned seven-year-old and he was an eighteen-year-old when they met and it is implied that he spent time with her every day until she was old enough to wed him. It was an arranged marriage, but they did truly love each other until she betrayed him.



** Kensuke is arguably the nicest character in the series, but he is still technically on the side of the villains. He has an extremely cute crush on Misao.

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** Kensuke is arguably the [[MinionWithAnFInEvil nicest character in the series, series]], but he is still technically on the side of the villains. He has an extremely cute crush on Misao.



** Kiyo, the [[SnakesAreSinister snake demon]] falls for him and tries to [[MurderTheHypotenuse kill Misao to have him]].
** Kaede, a [[Affably Evil stoic yet friendly young woman]] who works for the orphanage, is revealed to have had one on Kyo when they were both teenagers. When she realises that he will always love Misao, she [[LoveMakesYouEvil joins up with Sho]], describing it as 'finding someone else to play with'.

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** Kiyo, the [[SnakesAreSinister snake demon]] demon]], falls for him and tries to [[MurderTheHypotenuse kill Misao to have him]].
** Kaede, a [[Affably Evil [[AffablyEvil stoic yet friendly young woman]] who works for the orphanage, is revealed to have had one on Kyo when they were both teenagers. When she realises that he will always love Misao, she [[LoveMakesYouEvil joins up with Sho]], describing it as 'finding someone else to play with'.

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