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** Deconstructed later on, as it's revealed that [[spoiler:despite having long realized Shadow had a crush on him, Tim was unwilling to act on it and pretended to be ObliviousToLove because he was uncomfortable with facing prejudice from both of their worlds; when the human Marcy starts making advances to him, causing Shadow's jealousy, he ends up confessing it felt nice to be "normal" for once, leading to their first argument.]]



* ObliviousToLove: Tim seems completely oblivious to how teen Shadow is crushing on him and was surprised when Marcy pretty much threw herself at him during their study session, or how Shadow was jealous when he brought said incident up. [[spoiler:Subverted eventually, as it's revealed he ''did'' notice a long while ago; he just wasn't acting on it because he felt an InterSpeciesRomance would suffer prejudice from their respective worlds. Shadow finding out leads to their first serious argument.]]

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* ObliviousToLove: Tim seems completely oblivious to how teen Shadow is crushing on him and was surprised when Marcy pretty much threw herself at him during their study session, or how Shadow was jealous when he brought said incident up. [[spoiler:Subverted eventually, eventually regarding Shadow, as it's revealed he ''did'' notice a long while ago; he just wasn't acting on it because he felt an InterSpeciesRomance would suffer prejudice from their respective worlds. Shadow finding out leads to their first serious argument.]]


* ObliviousToLove: Tim seems completely oblivious to how teen Shadow is crushing on him and was surprised when Marcy pretty much threw herself at him during their study session, or how Shadow was jealous when he brought said incident up.

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* ObliviousToLove: Tim seems completely oblivious to how teen Shadow is crushing on him and was surprised when Marcy pretty much threw herself at him during their study session, or how Shadow was jealous when he brought said incident up. [[spoiler:Subverted eventually, as it's revealed he ''did'' notice a long while ago; he just wasn't acting on it because he felt an InterSpeciesRomance would suffer prejudice from their respective worlds. Shadow finding out leads to their first serious argument.]]


* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The monsters seem to have noticeably different views on relationships compared to human cultures.



** There are a lot of hints that Ruth, Tim's mother, is actually [[spoiler:Lady Blackheart in disguise]].

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** There are a lot of hints that Ruth, Tim's mother, is actually [[spoiler:Lady [[spoiler: Lady Blackheart in disguise]].



*** A series of shadowy flashbacks that Lady Blackheart has [[spoiler:show what appears to be Tim's parents in silhouette]].

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*** A series of shadowy flashbacks that Lady Blackheart has [[spoiler:show [[spoiler: show what appears to be Tim's parents in silhouette]].



*** Ruth once walks into Tim's room while he's sleeping to give him a motherly kiss, and he responds by unconsciously saying goodnight to Shadow. At first she is surprised to hear that, but quickly smiles to herself in some sort of satisfaction, heavily implying she knows Shadow herself.

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*** Ruth once walks into Tim's room while he's sleeping to give him a motherly kiss, and he responds by unconsciously saying goodnight to Shadow. At first first, she is surprised to hear that, that but quickly smiles to herself in some sort of satisfaction, heavily implying she knows Shadow herself.



*** Tim mentions seeing a "golden lion" costume he vaguely remembers seeing her wear, but she doesn't know what he's talking about for a second, and seems to get nervous when she does.

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*** Tim mentions seeing a "golden lion" costume he vaguely remembers seeing her wear, but she doesn't know what he's talking about for a second, second and seems to get nervous when she does.



*** [[spoiler:After the confirmation that Ruth and Blackheart are one and the same, the author teases the readers about all the foreshadowing.]]
** Terminus somehow knows about the practice of human kisses, despite both Shadow's discussions with Tim and Nightmare's reactions to it showing this isn't something monsters usually do. This hints to TheReveal [[spoiler:that he is in a relationship with a human girl]].

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*** [[spoiler:After [[spoiler: After the confirmation that Ruth and Blackheart are one and the same, the author teases the readers about all the foreshadowing.]]
** Terminus somehow knows about the practice of human kisses, despite both Shadow's discussions with Tim and Nightmare's reactions to it showing this isn't something monsters usually do. This hints to TheReveal [[spoiler:that [[spoiler: that he is in a relationship with a human girl]].


* ObliviousToLove: Tim seems completely oblivious to how teen Shadow is crushing on him, and was surprised when Marcy pretty much threw herself at him during their study session.

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* ObliviousToLove: Tim seems completely oblivious to how teen Shadow is crushing on him, him and was surprised when Marcy pretty much threw herself at him during their study session.session, or how Shadow was jealous when he brought said incident up.


%%* LoveTriangle: Marcy shows an interest in Tim who is in a relationship with Shadow.


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* ObliviousToLove: Tim seems completely oblivious to how teen Shadow is crushing on him, and was surprised when Marcy pretty much threw herself at him during their study session.

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* LetsGetDangerous: Shadow's reaction to learning that she has a rival for Tim's affections.


* ForegoneConclusion: Shadow and Tim getting together will happen, given how most of the story is a flashback.

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* ForegoneConclusion: Shadow and Tim getting together will happen, given how most of the story is a flashback. So Marcy's attraction to him obviously won't pan out.


* CassandraTruth: Tim tries to prove that a monster has been stealing his socks. He manages to get a picture, but [[CoitusInterruptus has bad timing in presenting it to his parents]].

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* CassandraTruth: Tim tries to prove that a monster has been stealing his socks. He manages to get a picture, but [[CoitusInterruptus has bad timing in presenting it to his parents]]. After getting to know Shadow, he stops trying.


* TimeSkip: Chapter 4 is apparently a significant bit later in the timeline than the end of chapter 3.

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* TimeSkip: Chapter 4 is apparently a significant bit later in the timeline than the end of chapter 3.3, with Tim in high school.


* YourCheatingHeart: It turns out that [[spoiler:Terminus has a human lover which Nightmare doesn't seem to know about]]. This is one of the several instances where the webcomic deviates heavily from the original story. To be fair, it seems that monster culture doesn't have a problem with such a thing.

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* YourCheatingHeart: It turns out that [[spoiler:Terminus has a human lover which Nightmare doesn't seem to know about]]. This is one of the several instances where the webcomic deviates heavily from the original story. To be fair, it seems that monster culture doesn't have a problem with such a thing.thing the way humans do.


* YourCheatingHeart: It turns out that [[spoiler:Terminus has a human lover which Nightmare doesn't seem to know about]]. This is one of the several instances where the webcomic deviates heavily from the original story.

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* YourCheatingHeart: It turns out that [[spoiler:Terminus has a human lover which Nightmare doesn't seem to know about]]. This is one of the several instances where the webcomic deviates heavily from the original story. To be fair, it seems that monster culture doesn't have a problem with such a thing.

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* MarshmallowHell: Spencer's mom does this to Tim.

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* BiTheWay: The only issue Shadow seems to have with sleeping with Midnight is that she's saving herself for Tim.

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* ForegoneConclusion: Shadow and Tim getting together will happen, given how most of the story is a flashback.

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