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* IllGirl: Several of the female characters, namely[[spoiler: Lady Hae, Court Lady Oh and Hae Soo]], suffer some kind of ailment that influence greatly their decisions.

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* IllGirl: Several of the female characters, namely[[spoiler: Lady Hae, Court Lady Oh and Hae Soo]], suffer some kind of ailment that influence greatly their decisions.]]
*IncestIsRelative: Yeon Hwa was into Wang So, who is her [[BrotherSisterIncest half-brother]]. Hae Soo is understandably {{Squick}} out by this while everyone is okay with it. This is TruthInTelevision (as inbreeding among the royal family was acceptable and common in Goryeo Dynasty, and that includes marriage among siblings and uncle/aunt and niece/nephew).


* GoodScarsEvilScars: PlayedWith. While at that time it wasn't rare for a person to have scars on their bodies, especially if they were warriors, Wang So was ostracized because of the scar on his face and he actively tried to hide it away, afraid of other people's reaction. There's also the fact that while in a man it wouldn't be considered strange, [[DoubleStandard if a woman had a scar then she would probably be cast aside]], this is best exemplified when [[spoiler: Hae Soo scars herself in a desperate attempt to avoid an arranged marriage with King Taejo, because it was believed that a future queen should not have any on her body, even though the King admits that he himself has several on his body.]]

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* GoodScarsEvilScars: PlayedWith. While at that time it wasn't rare for a person to have scars on their bodies, especially if they were warriors, Wang So was ostracized because of the scar on his face and he actively tried to hide it away, afraid of other people's reaction. There's also the fact that while in a man it wouldn't be considered strange, [[DoubleStandard if a woman had a scar then she would probably be cast aside]], this is best exemplified when [[spoiler: Hae Soo scars herself in a desperate attempt to avoid an arranged marriage with King Taejo, because it was believed that a future queen should not have any on her body, even though the King admits that he himself has several on his body.his.]]



%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething

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%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: King Taejo, Crown Prince Moo, Wang So, [[spoiler: Woo Hee]], heck even Wang Yo, they all have plans and don't sit idly waiting for them to happen, actively pursuing their goals. Now, whether these are good or bad plans...



%%* YourCheatingHeart

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%%* YourCheatingHeart* YourCheatingHeart: This is mainly between [[spoiler: Hae Soo and Wook]], though it's more in the emotional sense and it was actually encouraged by his wife.


* GoodScarsEvilScars: PlayedWith. While at that time it wasn't rare for a person to have scars on their bodies, especially if they were warriors, Wang So was ostracized because of the scar on his face and he actively tried to hide it away, afraid of other people's reaction. There's also the fact that a while in a man it wouldn't be strange, [[DoubleStandard if a woman had a scar then she would probably be cast aside]], this is best exemplified when [[spoiler: Hae Soo scars herself in a desperate attempt to avoid an arranged marriage with King Taejo (who had his fair share of scars after leading several military campaigns), seeing as a women who has any sort of scar on her body would automatically be considered unfit to be queen.]]

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* GoodScarsEvilScars: PlayedWith. While at that time it wasn't rare for a person to have scars on their bodies, especially if they were warriors, Wang So was ostracized because of the scar on his face and he actively tried to hide it away, afraid of other people's reaction. There's also the fact that a while in a man it wouldn't be considered strange, [[DoubleStandard if a woman had a scar then she would probably be cast aside]], this is best exemplified when [[spoiler: Hae Soo scars herself in a desperate attempt to avoid an arranged marriage with King Taejo (who had his fair share of scars after leading Taejo, because it was believed that a future queen should not have any on her body, even though the King admits that he himself has several military campaigns), seeing as a women who has any sort of scar on her body would automatically be considered unfit to be queen.his body.]]


%%* GoodScarsEvilScars

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%%* GoodScarsEvilScars * GoodScarsEvilScars: PlayedWith. While at that time it wasn't rare for a person to have scars on their bodies, especially if they were warriors, Wang So was ostracized because of the scar on his face and he actively tried to hide it away, afraid of other people's reaction. There's also the fact that a while in a man it wouldn't be strange, [[DoubleStandard if a woman had a scar then she would probably be cast aside]], this is best exemplified when [[spoiler: Hae Soo scars herself in a desperate attempt to avoid an arranged marriage with King Taejo (who had his fair share of scars after leading several military campaigns), seeing as a women who has any sort of scar on her body would automatically be considered unfit to be queen.]]


* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Several of the characters were more than willing to sacrifice their happiness (and even their lives) to protect their loved ones, this refers mainly to[[spoiler: Lady Hae and Court Lady Oh]] who gave up everything.

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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Several Some of the characters were more than willing to sacrifice their happiness (and even their lives) to protect their loved ones, this refers mainly to[[spoiler: Lady Hae and Court Lady Oh]] who gave up everything.


%%* AnyoneCanDie
* AmbitionIsEvil: A lot of the heartbreak that occurs in the drama takes place partly in thanks to the greed of several characters that had little to no consideration of the damage they could cause to others on their quest for power, such as Yo, Queen Yoo, Won, [[spoiler: Wook, Yeon Hwa and So]] who all end up regretting something in the end.

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%%* AnyoneCanDie
* [[spoiler: AnyoneCanDie: Yeap, by the end Hae Soo passes away and half of the princes have been killed along with several other relevant characters]]
* AmbitionIsEvil: A lot of the heartbreak that occurs in the drama takes place partly in thanks to the greed of several characters that had leads them to have little to no consideration of the damage they could cause to others on their quest for power, such as Yo, Queen Yoo, Won, [[spoiler: Wook, Yeon Hwa and So]] who all end up regretting something in the end.



* BettyAndVeronica: Hae Soo and Yeon-Hwa, respectively for So's Archie.

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* BettyAndVeronica: Hae Soo and Yeon-Hwa, respectively respectively, for So's Archie.



* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Several of the characters were more than willing to sacrifice their happiness (and even their lives) to protect their loved ones, this refers mainly to[[spoiler: Lady Hae and Court Lady Oh]] who gave up everything in their lives.

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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Several of the characters were more than willing to sacrifice their happiness (and even their lives) to protect their loved ones, this refers mainly to[[spoiler: Lady Hae and Court Lady Oh]] who gave up everything in their lives.everything.


* CrapsackWorld: The setting is Goryeo in the 10th century so you can be damn sure that a lot of the characters will suffer from the views and constrictions of the era.

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* CrapsackWorld: The setting is Goryeo in the 10th century so you can be damn sure that a lot of the characters will suffer from the views and constrictions of the era.era, especially if they're not GenreSavvy enough.



%%* IllGirl: [[spoiler: Lady Hae, Court Lady Oh and Hae Soo]]
* LoveDodecahedron: Oh ''Dear Lord''. [[spoiler: Let's see, the 4th, 8th, 10th and 14th princes were all in love with Hae Soo. The 8th prince was the only one she loved back at the beginning, however, he was married to her beloved cousin, Lady Hae, [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth who was actually supportive of their relationship because she was dying.]] In turn, the 13th prince had been in love with Lady Hae but could do nothing because he was of a lower status and she truly loved her husband. Meanwhile, the 8th prince's sister, Yeon Hwa, was courted by the 3rd prince but she was more interested in the 4th prince, with whom Hae Soo will later fall in love. Then, the 10th prince had to marry Soon Deok, the General's daughter, who had been in love with him since childhood but he was still a bit heartbroken over the fact that Hae Soo always saw him as a brother and nothing else. ''[[OverlyLongGag Finally]]'', after the 8th prince fell in disgrace with the 3rd dying and 4th having to marry Yeon Hwa as a political move, the 14th prince marries Hae Soo but even though he loved her and she cared for him greatly, she never stopped loving the 4th prince so, even though he "won" her hand, he never had her heart]] In short, it was a ''[[UnderStatement mess]]''.

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%%* * IllGirl: [[spoiler: Several of the female characters, namely[[spoiler: Lady Hae, Court Lady Oh and Hae Soo]]
Soo]], suffer some kind of ailment that influence greatly their decisions.
* LoveDodecahedron: Oh ''Dear Lord''. [[spoiler: Let's see, the 4th, 8th, 10th and 14th princes were all in love with Hae Soo. The 8th prince was the only one she loved back at the beginning, however, he was married to her beloved cousin, Lady Hae, [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth who was actually supportive of their relationship because she was dying.]] In turn, the 13th prince had been in love with Lady Hae but could do nothing because he was of a lower status and she truly loved her husband. Meanwhile, the 8th prince's full sister, Yeon Hwa, was courted by the 3rd prince but she was more interested in the 4th prince, with whom Hae Soo will later fall in love. Then, the 10th prince had to marry Soon Deok, the General's daughter, who had been in love with him since childhood but he was still a bit heartbroken over the fact that Hae Soo always saw him as a brother and nothing else. ''[[OverlyLongGag Finally]]'', after the 8th prince fell in disgrace with the 3rd dying and 4th having to marry Yeon Hwa as a political move, the 14th prince marries Hae Soo but even though he loved her and she cared for him greatly, she never stopped loving the 4th prince so, even though he "won" her hand, he never had her heart]] In short, it was a ''[[UnderStatement mess]]''.



%%* SiblingRivalry
%%* SiblingTeam

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%%* SiblingRivalry
%%* SiblingTeam
* SiblingRivalry: Sometimes PlayedForLaughs with some of the antics involving the youngest of princes but, other times, the rivalry wasn't all that lighthearted as was the case of Yo with the Crown Prince and with So.
* SiblingTeam: So got along better with Moo and Baek Ah, being the ones he would help the most and in turn they supported him. Yo, on the other hand, worked closely with Wook and Won, helping him in his schemes.



%%* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth:[[spoiler: Lady Hae, Court Lady Oh and Soon Deok]]

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%%* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth:[[spoiler: * TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Several of the characters were more than willing to sacrifice their happiness (and even their lives) to protect their loved ones, this refers mainly to[[spoiler: Lady Hae, Hae and Court Lady Oh and Soon Deok]]Oh]] who gave up everything in their lives.


* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: Very much. By the end only 4 of the 8 princes are alive and the friction between the ones that survived has separated them almost completely, Hae Soo passed away shortly after giving birth in secret, So is all alone as a king not trusting his wife, Yeon Hwa, or their child and in the present Ha Jin had managed to get back on her feet after a year in a coma only to end up remembering her life as Hae Soo during a museum exhibition about that era and crying brokenhearted over the fact that she abandoned Wang So and they couldn't be together]]

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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: Very much. By the end end, only 4 of the 8 princes are alive and the friction between the ones that survived has separated them almost completely, completely. Hae Soo passed away shortly after giving birth in secret, and So is all alone as a king not trusting his wife, married to Yeon Hwa, Hwa but he doesn't trust her or even their child and in own son. In the present present, Ha Jin had has managed to get back on her feet after a year in a coma coma, blissfully unaware of the heartbreak she lived as Hae Soo only for a chance encounter to end up reawaken her memories and it ends with her remembering her life as Hae Soo during a museum exhibition about all that era happened and crying brokenhearted over the fact that she abandoned Wang So and they couldn't no longer can be together]]by So's side]]


%%* TheEvilPrince: A few of them qualify.

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%%* * [[spoiler:DownerEnding: Very much. By the end only 4 of the 8 princes are alive and the friction between the ones that survived has separated them almost completely, Hae Soo passed away shortly after giving birth in secret, So is all alone as a king not trusting his wife, Yeon Hwa, or their child and in the present Ha Jin had managed to get back on her feet after a year in a coma only to end up remembering her life as Hae Soo during a museum exhibition about that era and crying brokenhearted over the fact that she abandoned Wang So and they couldn't be together]]
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TheEvilPrince: A few of them qualify.qualify, especially Yo who makes little effort to hide his manipulative side and how much he wants the throne for himself.


%%* AmbitionIsEvil
%%* ArrangedMarriage
%%* BettyAndVeronica: Hae Soo and Yeon-Hwa, respectively

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%%* AmbitionIsEvil
%%* ArrangedMarriage
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* AmbitionIsEvil: A lot of the heartbreak that occurs in the drama takes place partly in thanks to the greed of several characters that had little to no consideration of the damage they could cause to others on their quest for power, such as Yo, Queen Yoo, Won, [[spoiler: Wook, Yeon Hwa and So]] who all end up regretting something in the end.
* ArrangedMarriage: Lots of them, first you have [[spoiler: one between Hae Soo and the King (that she managed to get out of), then the one between Soon Deok and the 10th prince]], then there are several mentions of the King arranging his children's marriages and how important these are to keep and gain political power.
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BettyAndVeronica: Hae Soo and Yeon-Hwa, respectivelyrespectively for So's Archie.



%%* BroodingBoyGentleGirl



%%* CrapsackWorld

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%%* CrapsackWorld* CrapsackWorld: The setting is Goryeo in the 10th century so you can be damn sure that a lot of the characters will suffer from the views and constrictions of the era.


* LoveDodecahedron: Oh ''Dear Lord''. [[spoiler: Let's see, the 4th, 8th, 10th and 14th princes were all in love with Hae Soo. The 8th prince was the only one she loved back at the beginning, however, he was married to her beloved cousin, Lady Hae, [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth who was actually supportive of their relationship because she was dying.]] In turn, the 13th prince had been in love with Lady Hae but could do nothing because he was of a lower status and she truly loved her husband. Meanwhile, the 8th prince's sister, Yeon Hwa, was courted by the 3rd prince but she was more interested in the 4th prince, with whom Hae Soo will later fall in love. Then, the 10th prince had to marry Soon Deok, the General's daughter, who had been in love with him since childhood but he was still a bit heartbroken over the fact that Hae Soo always saw him as a brother and nothing else. [[OverlyLongGag ''Finally'']], after the 8th prince fell in disgrace with the 3rd dying and 4th having to marry Yeon Hwa as a political move, the 14th prince marries Hae Soo but even though he loved her and she cared for him greatly, she never stopped loving the 4th prince so, even though he "won" her hand, he never had her heart]] In short, it was a [[UnderStatement''mess'']].

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* LoveDodecahedron: Oh ''Dear Lord''. [[spoiler: Let's see, the 4th, 8th, 10th and 14th princes were all in love with Hae Soo. The 8th prince was the only one she loved back at the beginning, however, he was married to her beloved cousin, Lady Hae, [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth who was actually supportive of their relationship because she was dying.]] In turn, the 13th prince had been in love with Lady Hae but could do nothing because he was of a lower status and she truly loved her husband. Meanwhile, the 8th prince's sister, Yeon Hwa, was courted by the 3rd prince but she was more interested in the 4th prince, with whom Hae Soo will later fall in love. Then, the 10th prince had to marry Soon Deok, the General's daughter, who had been in love with him since childhood but he was still a bit heartbroken over the fact that Hae Soo always saw him as a brother and nothing else. [[OverlyLongGag ''Finally'']], ''[[OverlyLongGag Finally]]'', after the 8th prince fell in disgrace with the 3rd dying and 4th having to marry Yeon Hwa as a political move, the 14th prince marries Hae Soo but even though he loved her and she cared for him greatly, she never stopped loving the 4th prince so, even though he "won" her hand, he never had her heart]] In short, it was a [[UnderStatement''mess'']].''[[UnderStatement mess]]''.


* LoveDodecahedron: Oh ''Dear Lord''. [[spoiler: Let's see, the 4th, 8th, 10th and 14th princes were all in love with Hae Soo. The 8th prince was the only one she loved back at the beginning, however, he was married to her beloved cousin, Lady Hae, [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth who was actually supportive of their relationship because she was dying.]] In turn, the 13th prince had been in love with Lady Hae but could do nothing because he was of a lower status and she truly loved her husband. Meanwhile, the 8th prince's sister, Yeon Hwa, was courted by the 3rd prince but she was more interested in the 4th prince, with whom Hae Soo will later fall in love. Finally, the 10th prince had to marry Soon Deok, the General's daughter, who had been in love with him since childhood but he was still a bit heartbroken over the fact that Hae Soo always saw him as a brother and nothing else.]] In short, it was a mess.

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* LoveDodecahedron: Oh ''Dear Lord''. [[spoiler: Let's see, the 4th, 8th, 10th and 14th princes were all in love with Hae Soo. The 8th prince was the only one she loved back at the beginning, however, he was married to her beloved cousin, Lady Hae, [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth who was actually supportive of their relationship because she was dying.]] In turn, the 13th prince had been in love with Lady Hae but could do nothing because he was of a lower status and she truly loved her husband. Meanwhile, the 8th prince's sister, Yeon Hwa, was courted by the 3rd prince but she was more interested in the 4th prince, with whom Hae Soo will later fall in love. Finally, Then, the 10th prince had to marry Soon Deok, the General's daughter, who had been in love with him since childhood but he was still a bit heartbroken over the fact that Hae Soo always saw him as a brother and nothing else.]] else. [[OverlyLongGag ''Finally'']], after the 8th prince fell in disgrace with the 3rd dying and 4th having to marry Yeon Hwa as a political move, the 14th prince marries Hae Soo but even though he loved her and she cared for him greatly, she never stopped loving the 4th prince so, even though he "won" her hand, he never had her heart]] In short, it was a mess.[[UnderStatement''mess'']].


* NarniaTime: [[spoiler: While Ha Jin lived as Hae Soo for almost 20 years, in the present she was in a coma following her accident for only a year]]



* OurTimeTravelIsDifferent: [[spoiler: There's no clear explanation about how or why Ha Jin's soul traveled to the past and entered the body of Hae Soo, but it's implied that they both "died" roughly at the same time in similar circumstances]]



* SelfFulfillingProphecy: [[spoiler: Heartbreakingly so. Hae Soo knows of the painful end some of the princes will have, including the one who will cause it, and while she tries to prevent it, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero she ends up setting in motion the events that would lead to that tragedy]]]]



** NarniaTime: [[spoiler: While Ha Jin lived as Hae Soo for almost 20 years, in the present she was in a coma following her accident for only a year]]
** OurTimeTravelIsDifferent: [[spoiler: There's no clear explanation about how or why Ha Jin's soul traveled to the past and entered the body of Hae Soo, but it's implied that they both "died" roughly at the same time in similar circumstances]]
** SelfFulfillingProphecy: [[spoiler: Heartbreakingly so. Hae Soo knows of the painful end some of the princes will have, including the one who will cause it, and while she tries to prevent it, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero she ends up setting in motion the events that would lead to that tragedy]]]]


* [[spoiler: StarCrossedLovers: Not only the case of Hae Soo and Wang So, but also that of Baek Ah and Woo Hee and of King Taejo with Court Lady Oh]]

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* [[spoiler: StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler: Not only the case of Hae Soo and Wang So, but also that of Baek Ah and Woo Hee and of King Taejo with Court Lady Oh]]



** [[spoiler: NarniaTime: While Ha Jin lived as Hae Soo for almost 20 years, in the present she was in a coma following her accident for only a year]]
** [[spoiler: OurTimeTravelIsDifferent: There's no clear explanation about how or why Ha Jin's soul traveled to the past and entered the body of Hae Soo, but it's implied that they both "died" roughly at the same time in similar circumstances]]
** [[spoiler: SelfFulfillingProphecy: Heartbreakingly so. Hae Soo knows of the painful end some of the princes will have, including the one who will cause it, and while she tries to prevent it, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero she ends up setting in motion the events that would lead to that tragedy]]]]

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** [[spoiler: NarniaTime: [[spoiler: While Ha Jin lived as Hae Soo for almost 20 years, in the present she was in a coma following her accident for only a year]]
** [[spoiler: OurTimeTravelIsDifferent: [[spoiler: There's no clear explanation about how or why Ha Jin's soul traveled to the past and entered the body of Hae Soo, but it's implied that they both "died" roughly at the same time in similar circumstances]]
** [[spoiler: SelfFulfillingProphecy: [[spoiler: Heartbreakingly so. Hae Soo knows of the painful end some of the princes will have, including the one who will cause it, and while she tries to prevent it, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero she ends up setting in motion the events that would lead to that tragedy]]]]

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