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* StartOfDarkness: The episode mostly focuses on Salem's origins.

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* StartOfDarkness: The episode mostly focuses on reveals Salem's origins.origins and how her problems began when she lost the man she loved. Her attempt to undo his death puts her on a collision course with the gods of Remnant that changes the entire fate of the world and transforms her into the evil being she has now become.

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* TheProblemWithFightingDeath: When Ozma died, Salem tried to bring him back by petitioning to The Two Brothers. Ultimately, they curse her with CompleteImmortality for her attempts at circumventing the circle of life.

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* StartOfDarkness: The episode mostly focuses on Salem's origins.


* HappyEndingOverride: "And they lived happily ever after...or at least, that's what should have been."

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* HappyEndingOverride: "And they lived happily ever after...or at least, that's what should have been."


'''Volume 6, Episode 3:'''
!The Lost Fable



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* EvilIsNotAToy: The God of Darkness has a PR issue with humans: because he's a god associated with destruction and darkness and all things monstrous, humans won't go anywhere near him and his domain, instead lavishing their worship and praise on his brother, the God of Light. Like most humans, Salem first seeks out the God of Light to resurrect Ozma after he dies. However, when the God of Light refuses, she decides to visit his brother. Knowing about the God of Darkness's issues, she's careful to claim that she's come to him first, knowing that only he has the power to do what she's asking. Flattered and thrilled, he resurrects Ozma without question. The God of Light immediately steps in to object, causing the brothers to argue to the point of almost fighting each other. They reunite when the God of Darkness realizes how Salem manipulated him, and the two brothers punish Salem for her deception and arrogance.
** It's only much later on that Salem realizes that the fact she almost succeeded in manipulating the gods as if they were ordinary humans means they can't be as perfect as humanity thinks they are. Drunk on ambition and spite, she rallies the world to her banner in an attempt to overthrow the gods - and is quickly [[CurbStomp curb stomped]] by the God of Darkness, who laughs at their pitiful attempt to use the weapons they still have master overrides for. Then he murders everyone except Salem for good measure.

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* EvilIsNotAToy: The God of Darkness has a PR issue with humans: because he's a god associated with destruction and darkness and all things monstrous, humans won't go anywhere near him and his domain, instead lavishing their worship and praise on his brother, the God of Light. Like most humans, Salem first seeks out the God of Light to resurrect Ozma after he dies. However, when the God of Light refuses, she decides to visit his brother. Knowing about the God of Darkness's issues, she's careful to claim that she's come to him first, knowing that only he has the power to do what she's asking. Flattered and thrilled, he resurrects Ozma without question. The God of Light immediately steps in to object, causing the brothers to argue to the point of almost fighting each other. They reunite when the God of Darkness realizes realises how Salem manipulated him, and the two brothers punish Salem for her deception and arrogance.
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arrogance. It's only much later on that Salem realizes realises that the fact she almost succeeded in manipulating the gods as if they were ordinary humans means they can't be as perfect powerful as humanity thinks they are. Drunk on ambition and spite, Seeking revenge, she rallies manipulates humanity into forming an army to the world to her banner in an attempt to overthrow the gods - and gods, but her army is quickly [[CurbStomp curb stomped]] easily defeated by the God of Darkness, who laughs at their pitiful attempt to use Darkness. She is then punished further when the weapons they still have master overrides for. Then he murders everyone except Salem for good measure.God of Darkness destroys the whole of humanity before the two gods depart Remnant, leaving her completely alone.


* HappyEndingOverride: In-universe example. Jinn caps off Ozma saving Salem from her tower and their falling in love with, "...And lived happily ever after." The scene then cuts to Salem sobbing at Ozma's deathbed, with Jinn adding, "...Or at least, that's what should have been."


* UncertainDoom: Ozma and Salem's children are present when they fight each other at full power. The strength and brutality of their fight destroys their kindgom and reduces the palace to rubble. Salem is momentarily destroyed but instantly reforms due to her curse. Ozma's body is broken by the battle and then killed by the restored Salem. A badly damaged toy is the only evidence that the children were ever present, but their fate is not spelled out for certain.

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* UncertainDoom: Ozma and Salem's children are present when they fight each other at full power. The strength and brutality of their fight destroys their kindgom kingdom and reduces the palace to rubble. Salem is momentarily destroyed but instantly reforms due to her curse. Ozma's body is broken by the battle and then killed by the restored Salem. A badly damaged toy is the only evidence that the children were ever present, but their fate is not spelled out for certain.

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* HappyEndingOverride: In-universe example. Jinn caps off Ozma saving Salem from her tower and their falling in love with, "...And lived happily ever after." The scene then cuts to Salem sobbing at Ozma's deathbed, with Jinn adding, "...Or at least, that's what should have been."


* DrivenToSuicide: When Salem is made immortal, it's to prevent her from being able to reunite with her dead lover in the afterlife. Over time she becomes bitter and spiteful towards the Gods, and tries to kill herself with a sword. When the gods destroy humanity and leave her to exist alone on an empty planet, she wanders aimlessly until she reaches the Pools of Grimm. Reasoning that the Pool of Life gave her immortality so the annihilation pools should remove it, she tries to drown herself in the pool only to discover how wrong she was: since infinite destruction cannot overcome infinite life, she becomes a being of both [[YingYangBomb infinite life and destruction]].

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* DrivenToSuicide: When Salem is made immortal, it's to prevent her from being able to reunite with her dead lover in the afterlife. Over time she becomes bitter and spiteful towards the Gods, and tries to kill herself with a sword. When the gods destroy humanity and leave her to exist alone on an empty planet, she wanders aimlessly until she reaches the Pools of Grimm. Reasoning that the Pool of Life gave her immortality so the annihilation pools should remove it, she tries to drown herself in the pool only to discover how wrong she was: since infinite destruction cannot overcome infinite life, she becomes a being of both [[YingYangBomb [[YinYangBomb infinite life and destruction]].


* EvilIsNotAToy: The God of Darkness has a PR issue with humans: because he's a god associated with destruction and darkness and all things monstrous, humans won't go anywhere near him and his domain, instead lavishing their worship and praise on his brother, the God of Light. Like most humans, Salem first seeks out the God of Light to resurrect Ozma after he dies. However, when the God of Light refuses, she decides to visit his brother. Knowing about the God of Darkness's issues, she's careful to claim that she's come to him first, knowing that only he has the power to do what she's asking. Flattered and thrilled, he resurrects Ozma without question. The God of Light immediately steps in to object, causing the brothers to argue to the point of almost fighting each other. They reunite when the God of Darkness realises how Salem manipulated him, and the two brothers punish Salem for her deception and arrogance. It's only much later on that Salem realises that the fact she almost succeeded in manipulating the gods as if they were ordinary humans means they can't be as powerful as humanity thinks they are.

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* EvilIsNotAToy: The God of Darkness has a PR issue with humans: because he's a god associated with destruction and darkness and all things monstrous, humans won't go anywhere near him and his domain, instead lavishing their worship and praise on his brother, the God of Light. Like most humans, Salem first seeks out the God of Light to resurrect Ozma after he dies. However, when the God of Light refuses, she decides to visit his brother. Knowing about the God of Darkness's issues, she's careful to claim that she's come to him first, knowing that only he has the power to do what she's asking. Flattered and thrilled, he resurrects Ozma without question. The God of Light immediately steps in to object, causing the brothers to argue to the point of almost fighting each other. They reunite when the God of Darkness realises realizes how Salem manipulated him, and the two brothers punish Salem for her deception and arrogance. arrogance.
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It's only much later on that Salem realises realizes that the fact she almost succeeded in manipulating the gods as if they were ordinary humans means they can't be as powerful perfect as humanity thinks they are.are. Drunk on ambition and spite, she rallies the world to her banner in an attempt to overthrow the gods - and is quickly [[CurbStomp curb stomped]] by the God of Darkness, who laughs at their pitiful attempt to use the weapons they still have master overrides for. Then he murders everyone except Salem for good measure.


* AdamAndEvePlot: While Salem knows that Ozma has been reincarnated with a desire to unite humanity, he doesn't tell her the full truth of his divine mission until he learns her interpretation of 'unity' means destroying any humans she disapproves of. She decides the God of Light's command doesn't matter any more; instead of putting in the effort to redeem humanity, they can just remove the modern, de-powered humans and replace them with their own descendants, all of whom will possess the magical abilities of the original human race and therefore be what the modern human race can never be.
* ApocalypseHow: When Salem incites humanity to rise up against the gods, the God of Destruction responds by wiping out the whole of humanity. He leaves only Salem alive, to wander alone through an empty world, unable to ever die. A weakened and de-powered version of humanity is able to return to existence once more and the God of Light reincarnates Ozma with a divine mission to give this new humanity a chance for redemption.

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* AdamAndEvePlot: While Salem knows that Ozma has been reincarnated with a desire to unite humanity, he doesn't tell her the full truth of his divine mission until he learns her interpretation of 'unity' means destroying any humans she disapproves of. She decides the God of Light's command doesn't matter any more; instead of putting in the effort to redeem humanity, they can just remove the modern, de-powered depowered humans and replace them with their own descendants, all of whom will possess the magical abilities of the original human race and therefore be what the modern human race can never be.
* ApocalypseHow: When Salem incites humanity to rise up against the gods, the God of Destruction responds by wiping out the whole of humanity. He leaves only Salem alive, to wander alone through an empty world, unable to ever die. A weakened and de-powered depowered version of humanity is able to return to existence once more and the God of Light reincarnates Ozma with a divine mission to give this new humanity a chance for redemption.



* DrivenToSuicide: When Salem is made immortal, it's to prevent her from being able to reunite with her dead lover in the afterlife. Over time she becomes bitter and spiteful towards the gods, and tries to kill herself with a sword. When the gods destroy humanity and leave her to exist alone on an empty planet, she wanders aimlessly until she reaches the Pools of Grimm. Reasoning that the Pool of Life gave her immortality so the annihilation pools should remove it, she tries to drown herself in the pool only to discover how wrong she was: since infinite destruction cannot overcome infinite life, she becomes a being of both infinite life and destruction.
* DrowningMySorrows: After Ozma's first incarnation is killed in a magical battle with Salem that destroys their marriage, kingdom and children, he sinks into a cycle of pain. At least one of his incarnations attempt to handle the pain by turning to drink, and carries around a hip flask that is very similar to Qrow's.

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* DrivenToSuicide: When Salem is made immortal, it's to prevent her from being able to reunite with her dead lover in the afterlife. Over time she becomes bitter and spiteful towards the gods, Gods, and tries to kill herself with a sword. When the gods destroy humanity and leave her to exist alone on an empty planet, she wanders aimlessly until she reaches the Pools of Grimm. Reasoning that the Pool of Life gave her immortality so the annihilation pools should remove it, she tries to drown herself in the pool only to discover how wrong she was: since infinite destruction cannot overcome infinite life, she becomes a being of both [[YingYangBomb infinite life and destruction.destruction]].
* DrowningMySorrows: After Ozma's first incarnation reincarnation is killed in a magical battle with Salem that destroys their marriage, kingdom and children, he sinks into a cycle of pain. At least one of his incarnations attempt to handle the pain by turning to drink, and carries around a hip flask that is very similar to Qrow's.



* MagicStaff: Ozma travels only with a sceptre. He primarily fights by blasting magic from a green stone at the top of the sceptre, although he can use it as a fighting staff as well. The sceptre follows him through all his incarnations, until one incarnation finally remodels the staff into its modern cane form.

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* MagicStaff: Ozma travels only with a sceptre. He primarily fights by blasting magic from a green stone at the top of the sceptre, although he can use it as a fighting staff as well. The sceptre It follows him through all his incarnations, reincarnations, until one incarnation finally remodels the staff into its modern cane form.



* SelfMutilationDemonstration: To rally up an army against the gods, Salem visited multiple kingdoms and kings, showing off her immortality to them by letting their mightiest warriors to try and cut her down. At one point, a bloodied axe is thrown onto the floor from off-screen.

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* SelfMutilationDemonstration: To rally up an army against the gods, Gods, Salem visited multiple kingdoms and kings, showing off her immortality to them by letting their mightiest warriors to try and cut her down. At one point, a bloodied axe is thrown onto the floor from off-screen.


* DidYouJustScamCthulhu: Salem does this, when she seeks the God of Darkness's help to revive Ozma after the God of Light rejects her, leading him to believe she'd come to him first. He's flattered and resurrects Ozma which causes the brothers to having a falling out before realizing the true culprit. It was this deception and the ensuing fight that makes Salem realize that the Gods were not as powerful as she thought if they can be manipulated by a mere mortal.


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* EvilIsNotAToy: The God of Darkness has a PR issue with humans: because he's a god associated with destruction and darkness and all things monstrous, humans won't go anywhere near him and his domain, instead lavishing their worship and praise on his brother, the God of Light. Like most humans, Salem first seeks out the God of Light to resurrect Ozma after he dies. However, when the God of Light refuses, she decides to visit his brother. Knowing about the God of Darkness's issues, she's careful to claim that she's come to him first, knowing that only he has the power to do what she's asking. Flattered and thrilled, he resurrects Ozma without question. The God of Light immediately steps in to object, causing the brothers to argue to the point of almost fighting each other. They reunite when the God of Darkness realises how Salem manipulated him, and the two brothers punish Salem for her deception and arrogance. It's only much later on that Salem realises that the fact she almost succeeded in manipulating the gods as if they were ordinary humans means they can't be as powerful as humanity thinks they are.

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* DidYouJustScamCthulhu: Salem does this, when she seeks the God of Darkness's help to revive Ozma after the God of Light rejects her, leading him to believe she'd come to him first. He's flattered and resurrects Ozma which causes the brothers to having a falling out before realizing the true culprit. It was this deception and the ensuing fight that makes Salem realize that the Gods were not as powerful as she thought if they can be manipulated by a mere mortal.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Coming to the conclusion that the Gods are fallible, Salem raises an army to defy and overthrow them. The God of Darkness however doesn't take too kindly to humanity's uprising against their creators especially with the very gifts he gave them. Thus in response to this insolence, he effortlessly wipes out in a single flash ''all of humanity'' except for Salem.

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