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* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: [[spoiler: The last arc of the series revolves around this conundrum. Oswald wants to go back in time and prevent the Tragedy of Sablier, however, the Tragedy was driven by the underlying issues with how the Baskervilles managed the Abyss, the Core, and the Children of Misfortune, issues that had gone unaddressed until the Tragedy, meaning that erasing the Tragedy wouldn't remove the problems that actually caused it, only the specific happenstance triggers that Oswald knows of from this particular timeline--and even if Oswald does succeed, he will be destroying the existence of every person who lived after the moment that he changed. The progagonists find this last part unacceptable, positioning that a solution for those in the present and the future is the only way to actually move forward in regards to these underlying problems--however difficult it is to live with, leaving the past to the past and dealing with the consequences in the present is the only way to actually move on from them.]]


** Retrace XLVI: Vincent having sinister thoughts about tainting Ada, whom he hates for her purity. Cue [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Ada showing off]] [[NightmareFetishist her collection]] to him.

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** Retrace XLVI: Vincent having sinister thoughts about tainting Ada, whom he hates for her purity. Cue [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Ada showing off]] [[NightmareFetishist her collection]] to him.


*** Also, his ''[[TranquilFury fury]]'' is something not lightly trifled with: usually the brash and bold [[HairTriggerTemper Elliot]] is the one startling the much more calm Oz with his temper, but during the Second Coming of Age ceremony, Oz's quiet declaration that he would destroy all that Isla Yura had done scared ''Elliot'' instead.

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*** Also, his ''[[TranquilFury fury]]'' is something not lightly trifled with: usually the brash and bold [[HairTriggerTemper Elliot]] is the one startling the much more calm Oz with his temper, but during the Second Coming of Age ceremony, Oz's quiet quiet, calm declaration that he would destroy all that Isla Yura [[spoiler:Isla Yura]] had done scared ''Elliot'' instead. During the event, Oz actually flips between this TranquilFury and loud, aggressive anger; the first scares Elliot, the second spooks Vincent.


** Also, his ''[[TranquilFury fury]]'' is something not lightly trifled with: usually the brash and bold [[HairTriggerTemper Elliot]] is the one startling the much more calm Oz with his temper, but during the Second Coming of Age ceremony, Oz's quiet declaration that he would destroy all that Isla Yura had done scared ''Elliot'' instead.

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** *** Also, his ''[[TranquilFury fury]]'' is something not lightly trifled with: usually the brash and bold [[HairTriggerTemper Elliot]] is the one startling the much more calm Oz with his temper, but during the Second Coming of Age ceremony, Oz's quiet declaration that he would destroy all that Isla Yura had done scared ''Elliot'' instead.

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** Also, his ''[[TranquilFury fury]]'' is something not lightly trifled with: usually the brash and bold [[HairTriggerTemper Elliot]] is the one startling the much more calm Oz with his temper, but during the Second Coming of Age ceremony, Oz's quiet declaration that he would destroy all that Isla Yura had done scared ''Elliot'' instead.


** The most obvious example, the "Bloody Black Rabbit" (or ''B-Rabbit'') is something of a zigzag. [[spoiler:Jack]] had spent years spreading B-Rabbit's reputation for violence to the point where the chain gained the moniker "Bloody." However, the series defines the "B" differently via subscript as the chapters progress and more is learned, moving from "Bloody" to "Broken" and eventually to "Beloved" (the latter coming from the Alice twins).

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** The most obvious example, the "Bloody "Bloodstained Black Rabbit" (or ''B-Rabbit'') is something of a zigzag. [[spoiler:Jack]] had spent years spreading B-Rabbit's reputation for violence to the point where the chain gained the moniker "Bloody."Bloodstained." However, the series defines the "B" differently via subscript as the chapters progress and more is learned, moving from "Bloody" "Bloodstained" to "Broken" and eventually to "Beloved" (the latter coming from the Alice twins).

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** Oz hears some pretty plot-important ones during his [[spoiler:"]]first[[spoiler:"]] visit to the Hole at Sablier. As illusions of the Tragedy begin to form around him, Oz hears horrible, tortured, pleading ''screams'' from a single voice, and then promptly has a major FreakOut. These screams are made distinct from the speech of those in the illusion and are given no clear source. [[spoiler:They turn out to be Oz's own from 100 years past, pointing to this being something of a setting-induced PTSD episode]].


* HeroAntagonist: [[spoiler:Oswald/Glen Baskerville.]]

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* HeroAntagonist: [[spoiler:Oswald/Glen Baskerville.]]Baskerville]], in the past. [[spoiler:In the present, while he tries to pretend even to himself that his goals are noble, the point is made that he's ''far'' from heroic and is now motivated largely by revenge]].

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** [[spoiler:Given the choice between allowing Jack to end the world or allowing Oswald to retcon him and everyone he loves out of existence, Oz chooses to die separating the Will of the Abyss and the Core so that stability to the Abyss will return and reality won't collapse. In doing so he both saves the world and overcomes his lack of self-worth, because Oz's [[TakeAThirdOption alternative]] to Jack's and Oswald's plans ensures that their story has an ending ''Oz'' chooses, and that the impact of his life and those of the people he loved cannot be erased from the world. Still, Oz breaks down in tears mourning the life he'll never get to lead from here on out--culmination of his character arc or not, it's still every bit the sacrifice. And though technically already dead, helping Oz to separate the Will from the Core means that both Alice twins actively sacrificed themselves here as well.]]

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** [[spoiler:Possibly could be considered {{Foreshadowing}}, as Alice stole that animalistic form and her powers from the ''true'' B-Rabbit, who identifies as male. When she took control of the powers, she altered the form and B-Rabbit outfit to resemble her human appearance; it makes a kind of sense that when she takes the Chain's prior form, the more masculine aspects of the outfit return]].


* MrFanservice: One of the things this series is known for, with its CastFullOfPrettyBoys.
** Gilbert is the very obvious Mr. Fanservice. Even Jun Mochizuki has stated this, and more than once. His [[ChickMagnet in-universe fangirls]] fawn over his "reserved expression and melancholy golden eyes." Break called Gilbert "prime real estate" for the ladies in one of the Caucus Race novels due to his good looks, status as a son of the Nightray dukedom, and bitter/dark demeanor (which the women find alluring). However, the Caucus Race novels and the main manga both make it extremely clear Gilbert does ''[[AmbiguouslyGay not]]'' enjoy being a ChickMagnet and has [[TransparentCloset no interest in women.]]
** Not to mention Elliot. Hello, handsome pianist with tragic [[RecurringDreams recurring]] [[BadDreams nightmares]].
** Vincent as well. ''His'' [[ChickMagnet in-universe fangirls]] like to admire his contrast with his older brother, swooning over his "kind smile and gentle eyes." Of course, [[PsychopathicManchild they don't know]] [[SoftSpokenSadist what's lurking]] [[TheChessmaster beneath the surface,]] [[ManipulativeBastard and this is all an act so he can use them.]]
** Glen Baskerville also applies. [[spoiler:Specifically, all those who became Glen. At least, all the ones that have been shown so far.]]
** Xerxes Break is the one most fangirls end up going for, although it doesn't appear he was intended as one of the main [[MrFanservice Mr. Fanservices.]]
** Oz, like the others, has grown more easy on the eyes as the series goes on (mostly due to the artist's [[ArtEvolution evolving art style]]), though in a different way than the rest of the cast. While characters like Elliot, Gilbert, and Vincent are almost universally considered "hot" by fans, Oz is more often called "beautiful." Notably, Oz can only really be considered a MrFanservice from reader reaction, because girls don't seem to pay him too much attention in-universe. There are some reasons implied for this--Oz's physically young age; the fact that, due to his father first isolating him on the family estate and then dropping him in the Abyss, he's virtually unknown outside of Pandora and its related elites--but at his Second Coming of Age ceremony, a pouty Oz simply faux-seriously blames this on Gilbert hogging the attention.

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* MrFanservice: One of the things this series is known for, with its CastFullOfPrettyBoys.
**
Gilbert is the very obvious Mr. Fanservice. Even He's had a shirtless scene or two in the manga, and Jun Mochizuki enjoys drawing him in ridiculous and semi-provocative situations and outfits (and has basically outright stated this, and more than once. His [[ChickMagnet in-universe fangirls]] fawn over his "reserved expression and melancholy golden eyes." Break called Gilbert "prime real estate" for the ladies in one of the Caucus Race novels due to his good looks, status as a son of the Nightray dukedom, and bitter/dark demeanor (which the women find alluring). However, the Caucus Race novels and the main manga both make it extremely clear Gilbert does ''[[AmbiguouslyGay not]]'' enjoy being a ChickMagnet and has [[TransparentCloset no interest in women.]]
** Not to mention Elliot. Hello, handsome pianist with tragic [[RecurringDreams recurring]] [[BadDreams nightmares]].
** Vincent as well. ''His'' [[ChickMagnet in-universe fangirls]] like to admire his contrast with his older brother, swooning over his "kind smile and gentle eyes." Of course, [[PsychopathicManchild they don't know]] [[SoftSpokenSadist what's lurking]] [[TheChessmaster beneath the surface,]] [[ManipulativeBastard and this is all an act so he can use them.]]
** Glen Baskerville also applies. [[spoiler:Specifically, all those who became Glen. At least, all the ones that have been shown so far.]]
** Xerxes Break is the one most fangirls end up going for, although it doesn't appear he was intended as one of the main [[MrFanservice Mr. Fanservices.]]
** Oz, like the others, has grown more easy on the eyes as the series goes on (mostly due to the artist's [[ArtEvolution evolving art style]]), though in a different way than the rest of the cast. While characters like Elliot, Gilbert, and Vincent are almost universally considered "hot" by fans, Oz is more often called "beautiful." Notably, Oz can only really be considered a MrFanservice from reader reaction, because girls don't seem to pay him too much attention in-universe. There are some reasons implied for this--Oz's physically young age; the fact that, due to his father first isolating him on the family estate and then dropping him in the Abyss, he's virtually unknown outside of Pandora and its related elites--but at his Second Coming of Age ceremony, a pouty Oz simply faux-seriously blames this on Gilbert hogging the attention.
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** Oz, like the others, has grown more easy on the eyes as the series goes on (mostly due to the artist's [[ArtEvolution evolving art style]]), though in a different way than the rest of the cast. While characters like Elliot, Gilbert, and Vincent are almost universally considered "hot," Oz is more often called "beautiful." Notably, Oz can only really be considered a MrFanservice with his out-of-universe fans, because girls don't seem to like him too much in-universe.

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** Oz, like the others, has grown more easy on the eyes as the series goes on (mostly due to the artist's [[ArtEvolution evolving art style]]), though in a different way than the rest of the cast. While characters like Elliot, Gilbert, and Vincent are almost universally considered "hot," "hot" by fans, Oz is more often called "beautiful." Notably, Oz can only really be considered a MrFanservice with his out-of-universe fans, from reader reaction, because girls don't seem to like pay him too much in-universe.attention in-universe. There are some reasons implied for this--Oz's physically young age; the fact that, due to his father first isolating him on the family estate and then dropping him in the Abyss, he's virtually unknown outside of Pandora and its related elites--but at his Second Coming of Age ceremony, a pouty Oz simply faux-seriously blames this on Gilbert hogging the attention.


** [[spoiler:Jack/Oz gets this too, having been alive for a hundred years, if only because of de-aging until he's an infant, by which point he starts aging again until he reaches the time his soul was distorted, and the cycle went on and on for a hundred years.]]

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** [[spoiler:Jack/Oz [[spoiler:Jack gets this too, having been alive for a hundred years, if only because of de-aging until he's an infant, by which point he starts aging again until he reaches the time his soul was distorted, and the cycle went on and on for a hundred years.]]years. By the second deaging cycle--around 75 years after being cursed--his soul was so distorted and weak that his Chain, Oz, ended up in control of the infant body by default.]]
** A good portion of the cast is this, honestly, due to the time-warping properties of the Abyss and the way Contracting affects aging.


* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Baskervilles wear blood red cloaks.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Baskervilles wear blood red cloaks.cloaks, Pandora wears black uniforms with insignias, and people associated with Jack wear green and white. With color associations so firmly established, changes in who wears what colors later in the series often is reflective of changes in the characters themselves.


*** For the secondary trio it's equally complicated considering Break's favorite hobby is XanatosSpeedChess ''and'' he's the only member who can fight, but as Reim is characterized as far more studious and Sharon is an {{Ojou,}} ultimately we're forced to put their positions as Break being brawn, Reim being brains, and Sharon being beauty.

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*** ** For the secondary trio it's equally complicated considering Break's favorite hobby is XanatosSpeedChess ''and'' he's the only member who can fight, but as since Reim is characterized as far more studious and Sharon is an {{Ojou,}} {{Ojou}}, ultimately we're forced to put their positions as Break being brawn, Reim being brains, and Sharon being beauty.

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