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* AdultFear:
** The flashbacks of Yaya going through the TraumaCongaLine of her mother dying, her father not supporting her, and being able to find true friends.
** After Nana humiliates Seri and Moe by breaking their canoe, they increase their bullying of Yaya so much that Yaya starts skipping school by FakingSick.
** As the Del Rey manga notes in the last volume, Dissociative Identity Disorder is not something that can easily go away with CharacterDevelopment. Yaya has to deal with waking up in strange places, in clothes she doesn't remember wearing, and not knowing why bullies hate her.
** It's revealed that Megumi [[spoiler:coerces her classmates into signing up as potential "idols" for her dad's company, only for them to be tricked into "escorting" men and prostituting themselves. The only way to get out of it is to pay the exorbitant fees and steal back the contract. The Del Rey manga notes in volume one that the idol industry by itself is fairly exploitative]].
** Her dad then gets this when his daughter storms out in a temper, and then her personality radically changes [[spoiler:after Yaya has a massive HeroicBSOD and Nana needs to take over her personality]].



* BewareTheNiceOnes:
** The reason why Nana was born from Yaya's stress. Nana is the complete opposite of Yaya, and will do anything to protect her.
** Yaya's cosplay buddies are a NiceGirl troupe. But if they catch you insulting them or attacking one of their own, it's a mercy if all they do is draw on your face.
* BigSisterInstinct: Even though they are the same person, Nana treats protecting Yaya as this. To the point that [[spoiler:even when she disagrees with the messes that Yaya gets herself into, Nana will always help out the original personality]].



* BullyingADragon: Most of Yaya's bullies when they encounter Nana don't get the memo that putting Yaya in danger or insulting her only triggers Nana to come out and protect her. [[spoiler:Shuko, who is a NiceGirl all things considered, manages to disable Nana merely by telling Yaya that she became a different person]].



* JerkassHasAPoint: While it was a moment of BrutalHonesty and causes disaster for everyone in the long-term, Shuko is correct when she tells off Moriyama for [[spoiler:keeping Yaya's split personality a secret from Yaya. It was something that Yaya should have known a long time ago. Moriyama admits that she's right]].



* NewOldFlame: Shuuko. She's quickly dealt with, though.

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* NewOldFlame: Shuuko. Shuko. She's quickly dealt with, though.though, since she is a NiceGirl.
* NiceGirl:
** The other cosplay girls are this to Yaya, or Mimi as they know her. When they see she's morose about Moriyama telling her not to visit her concert -- the reason being that Moriyama's band is having Nana sing -- they tell her to go and enjoy herself and not worry about them.
** Shuko is the only romantic rival that is perfectly cordial to both Yaya and Nana. [[spoiler:While her moment of telling Yaya about her split personality is BrutalHonesty, she is correct that Moriyama shouldn't have hid the truth from Yaya]].
* NiceGuy: The construction grew that lets Nana work the night shift with them to WorkOffTheDebt [[spoiler:to Megumi]]. After they are impressed by how she delivers justice to Megumi, and in addition to her pulling her own weight, they give her a tiny bonus out of their various paychecks.



* RealityEnsues:
** As Shuko points out in her WhatTheHellHero moment to Nana, delivering "justice" violently, even to people who deserve it, doesn't solve problems outright. In fact, it tends to make things worse because the other person will engage in a CycleOfRevenge. This is what happens to Yaya with her bullies as Nana retaliates.
** Nana spends an entire night working with a construction crew. The next morning, Yaya wakes up sore all over and confused.



* RomanticFalseLead: One may think Yaya will get romantically involved sometime in the story with her platonic idol crush, or at least develop the plot in a LoveTriangle involving them and Moriyama... [[spoiler: but once Shohei is revealed to be an older (and rather creepy) man her platonic crush seems to dissapear.]]

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* RomanticFalseLead: One may think Yaya will get romantically involved sometime in the story with her platonic idol crush, or at least develop the plot in a LoveTriangle involving them and Moriyama... [[spoiler: but once Shohei is revealed to be an older (and rather creepy) man her platonic crush seems to dissapear.disappear.]]



* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Shuko is the only person that manages to put Nana in their place, by [[spoiler:telling off Nana for resorting to violence for every problem, then telling Yaya that she has a split personality that's taking over her and acting violently]].




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* WhamLine: When Seri and Moe try to make Yaya sit on a tack, Nana shouts internally to Yaya, "I can't use a mirror anymore!" and takes over to save Yaya.
* WhatTheHellHero:
** Shuko actually manages to put Nana in her place by [[spoiler:calling out Nana for how her violence only puts Moriyama in danger, and that you can't solve every problem by beating the tar out of everyone. Much as Shuko would like the world to be that way, violence isn't always the solution]].
** Then she delivers another one to Moriyama for [[spoiler:not telling Yaya about her split personality. She's completely right, as Moriyama acknowledges]].


Not to be confused with ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', a Shakespeare play. The title of the manga it's probably inspired on the board game.

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Not to be confused with ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', a Shakespeare play. The title of the manga it's is probably inspired on by the board game.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Yaya manages to overcome her fears and debut as a singer, as well as start dating Moriyama. However, Nana has faded from her mind after her CharacterDevelopment, but it's implied she still lives someone inside her.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Yaya manages to overcome her fears and debut as a singer, as well as start dating Moriyama. However, Nana has faded from her mind after her CharacterDevelopment, but it's implied she still lives someone somewhere inside her.]]



* TheDitz: Nana's only flaw is being very clumsy, which usually occasionates her turning again into Yaya.

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* TheDitz: Nana's only flaw is being very clumsy, which usually occasionates occasionally is the cause of her turning again into Yaya.



* ExtremeDoormat: Yaya has been tollerating all her life being bullied and being toyed with by her supposed friends, without ''ever'' following her own wishes. Her cosplay hobby helped her to escape reality, but once this is discovered, she develops the Nana personality. However, since her original personality isn't aware of Nana's existence, she thinks she's going crazy and losing her memory, making her even more pitiful.

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* ExtremeDoormat: Yaya has been tollerating tolerated all her life being bullied and being toyed with by her supposed friends, without ''ever'' following her own wishes. Her cosplay hobby helped her to escape reality, but once this is discovered, she develops the Nana personality. However, since her original personality isn't aware of Nana's existence, she thinks she's going crazy and losing her memory, making her even more pitiful.



* NewOldFlame: Shuuko. She's quickly dealen with, though.

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* NewOldFlame: Shuuko. She's quickly dealen dealt with, though.



* [[spoiler:SplitPersonalityMerge: As Yaya overcomes her fears, Nana decides to dissapear from her mind. However, sometimes Yaya still acts like Nana.]]

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* [[spoiler:SplitPersonalityMerge: As Yaya overcomes her fears, Nana decides to dissapear disappear from her mind. However, sometimes Yaya still acts like Nana.]]



* WardrobeMalfunction: [[spoiler: During the concert where Nana remplaces Moriyama, her blouse gets tied with the bass' strings and gets ripped off. She quickly takes it off and remplaces it with a nearby piece of cloth.]]

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* WardrobeMalfunction: [[spoiler: During the concert where Nana remplaces replaces Moriyama, her blouse gets tied with the bass' strings and gets ripped off. She quickly takes it off and remplaces replaces it with a nearby piece of cloth.]]


* RomanticFalseLead: One may think Yaya will get romantically involved sometime in the story with her idol story, or at least develop the story in a LoveTriangle involving them and Moriyama... [[spoiler: but once Shohei is revealed to be an older (and rather creepy) man her platonic crush seems to dissapear.]]

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* RomanticFalseLead: One may think Yaya will get romantically involved sometime in the story with her platonic idol story, crush, or at least develop the story plot in a LoveTriangle involving them and Moriyama... [[spoiler: but once Shohei is revealed to be an older (and rather creepy) man her platonic crush seems to dissapear.]]


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* RomanticFalseLead: One may think Yaya will get romantically involved sometime in the story with her idol story, or at least develop the story in a LoveTriangle involving them and Moriyama... [[spoiler: but once Shohei is revealed to be an older (and rather creepy) man her platonic crush seems to dissapear.]]


Not to be confused with ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', a Shakespeare play.

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Not to be confused with ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', a Shakespeare play.
play. The title of the manga it's probably inspired on the board game.



* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler: Moriyama and Yaya.]]



* [[spoiler:SplitPersonalityMerge]]

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* [[spoiler:SplitPersonalityMerge]][[spoiler:SplitPersonalityMerge: As Yaya overcomes her fears, Nana decides to dissapear from her mind. However, sometimes Yaya still acts like Nana.]]


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Yaya manages to overcome her fears and debut as a singer, as well as start dating Moriyama. However, Nana has faded from her mind after her CharacterDevelopment, but it's implied she still lives someone inside her.]]



* FluffyTheTerrible: Shouhei has an alligator called Elizabeth. She's extremely violent, specially around Nana.



* NewOldFlame: Shuuko. She's quickly dealen with, though.



* SecretKeeper: Moriyama, Shuko, and Shohei

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* SecretKeeper: Moriyama, Shuko, and ShoheiShohei.


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* WardrobeMalfunction: [[spoiler: During the concert where Nana remplaces Moriyama, her blouse gets tied with the bass' strings and gets ripped off. She quickly takes it off and remplaces it with a nearby piece of cloth.]]

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* ExtremeDoormat: Yaya has been tollerating all her life being bullied and being toyed with by her supposed friends, without ''ever'' following her own wishes. Her cosplay hobby helped her to escape reality, but once this is discovered, she develops the Nana personality. However, since her original personality isn't aware of Nana's existence, she thinks she's going crazy and losing her memory, making her even more pitiful.
* FalseFriend: Seri and Moe at the beginning of the story, Megumi later on the plot. Nana sees through all of them, though.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Yaya. Everyone she befriends ends up being a bully or mostly ignoring her existence. This doesn't stop her from thinking of them as friends, though.


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* SplitPersonalityMakeover: Yaya has TaremeEyes and barely noticeable lips. She usually also wears her hair properly tied in a bun or pigtails. Nana, however, has TsurimeEyes, very flashy lips and likes to loosen her hair, making it look longer than when she's Yaya.

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* TheDitz: Nana's only flaw is being very clumsy, which usually occasionates her turning again into Yaya.


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* HandsomeLech: Shouhei.
* InformedAttractiveness: Shouhei is considered to be as beautiful as a prince in-universe.


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* TheRockStar: Moriyama wants to become this. [[spoiler: Shohei is a straight example.]]


* ConcertKiss: [[spoiler: During Moriyama's band concert,

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* ConcertKiss: [[spoiler: During Moriyama's band concert, Nana climbs the stage and kisses him.]]


* CatchPhrase: Nana's "Justice is done!"

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* AlphaBitch: Seri is usually the one to handle Yaya's bullying.
* CatchPhrase: Nana's "Heavenly punishment!" followed by "Justice is done!"done!"
* ConcertKiss: [[spoiler: During Moriyama's band concert,



* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Yaya is sweet, soft-spoken and wears mostly light coloured dresses. Nana, on the other hand, prefers jeans, tank tops that show her belly and has a much more sexier look in her eyes than Yaya.



* SplitPersonality

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* SplitPersonalitySplitPersonality: Nana to Yaya.



* TalkingToThemself: Yaya and Nana
* TheWoobie: Yaya

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* StockShoujoBullyingTactics: Yaya withstands getting pictures of her dressed as a lolita shown to the whole class, being forced to sit in her chair with a tack on it, being forced to beg and then getting a bucket of water thrown of her... Luckily, Nana has got her back.
* TalkingToThemself: Yaya and Nana
Nana.
* TheWoobie: YayaVisualKei: Juliet, Yaya's favourite band, followed this style. She seems to imitate it too when she doesn't dress up as a lolita.


''Othello'' is a manga series created by Satomi Ikezawa.

It tells about Yaya Higuchi, a girl who is always being bullied by two people who are allegedly her friends. Because of all that bullying, she developed a split personality that she isn't aware of: Nana.

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''Othello'' is a manga series created by Satomi Ikezawa.

Ikezawa. It was serialized in the [[ShoujoDemographic shojo]] magazine Bessatsu Friend and compiled in 7 volumes.

It tells about Yaya Higuchi, a girl who is who's always being bullied dreamt of becoming a singer, but due to her shy nature, she's always been bullied. Now in high school, she still feels isolated, even by two people her "best friends": her only way to escape reality is by dressing up in lolita fashion and talk with fellow fans of her favourite band, Juliet.

However, once even this secret is brought to light and mocked upon, she snaps and develops a SplitPersonality: Nana, a hot-blooded ActionGirl
who are allegedly will turn Yaya's life outside down without her friends. Because of all that bullying, she developed a split personality that she isn't aware of: Nana.
even knowing.



* ActionGirl: Nana is so skilled at fighting and defense she can even jump to a train in motion without getting injured.



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Yaya and Nana
* ElegantGothicLolita

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Yaya and Nana
Nana.
* ElegantGothicLolitaElegantGothicLolita: Yaya as her "Mimi" persona.
* MissingMom: Yaya's mother died when she was in elementary school.


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* ShrinkingViolet: Yaya.


Not to be confused with ''{{Othello}}'', a Shakespeare play.

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Not to be confused with ''{{Othello}}'', ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', a Shakespeare play.



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