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* DeadEndJob: Literally, as Farah's ongoing slide down the social and economic ladder eventually lands her a helper's job at ''Cafe Le Dead End''


* BigBad: Orion's aunt Phaedes, ruler of the Sidereal Empire was this to Farah's team, and appears to be making a resurgence on Earth.

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* BigBad: BigBad:
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Orion's aunt Phaedes, ruler of the Sidereal Empire was this to Farah's team, and appears to be making a resurgence on Earth.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: The background images in the prologue hint at why the surviving Flower Rangers and Star Guardians are all ShellShockedVeteran[=s=]: ugly glimpses of blood and mayhem, lost teammates and slaughtered enemies, and horrified ReactionShot[=s=], culminating in a battered and bloody Farah prostrate before someone wearing evil-looking CombatStilettos. Each team has one member glimpsed in the prologue who is still unaccounted for in the narrative.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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The background images in the prologue hint at why the surviving Flower Rangers and Star Guardians are all ShellShockedVeteran[=s=]: ugly glimpses of blood and mayhem, lost teammates and slaughtered enemies, and horrified ReactionShot[=s=], culminating in a battered and bloody Farah prostrate before someone wearing evil-looking CombatStilettos. Each team has one member glimpsed in the prologue who is still unaccounted for in the narrative.



* GratuitousFrench: the comic is set in Quebec and Farah apparently [[IncrediblyLamePun swears by]] bilingual profanity.

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* GratuitousFrench: the The comic is set in Quebec and Farah apparently [[IncrediblyLamePun swears by]] bilingual profanity.



* MyGreatestFailure: Farah was supposed to be the leader of the Star Guardians. That didn't go so well.

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* MyGreatestFailure: MyGreatestFailure:
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Farah was supposed to be the leader of the Star Guardians. That didn't go so well.



* OurElvesAreBetter: Aeslinn: Pointed ears: check. Snooty Attitude? check. HellishPupils? check. Archaic sounding pseudo-Gaelic name? check, check and double check. (the conventional spelling is ''Aislin''.)

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* OurElvesAreBetter: OurElvesAreBetter:
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Aeslinn: Pointed ears: check. Snooty Attitude? check. HellishPupils? check. Archaic sounding pseudo-Gaelic name? check, check and double check. (the conventional spelling is ''Aislin''.)



* WeirdnessCensor: "Bystander magic" apparently prevents muggle witnesses from remembering monster attacks, though it takes a while for it to kick in.

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* WeirdnessCensor: WeirdnessCensor:
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"Bystander magic" apparently prevents muggle witnesses from remembering monster attacks, though it takes a while for it to kick in.


** Later, Orion is seen leaving flowers at the grave of someone named Rachel Melrose, whom Flarah apparently was coming to visit as well.

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** Later, Orion is seen leaving flowers at the grave of someone named Rachel Melrose, whom Flarah Farah apparently was coming to visit as well.


[[caption-width-right:350:Sucks to be you, Magical Girl]]

Farah Shaughnessy is a magical girl. Or rather, she ''was'' a magical girl. Now that she's a young woman things don't seem so magical anymore. Instead of saving Montreal from the forces of Chaos and Entropy, she’s just trying to hold down a decent job, pay her rent and get her life together a decade after the breakup of her team. When strange things start happening around her and old enemies start to reappear, Farah has to make a choice: face the things she’s been running from all these years or put down her astral weapon and walk away for good.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Sucks to be you, Magical Girl]]

MagicalGirl]]

Farah Shaughnessy is a magical girl.MagicalGirl. Or rather, she ''was'' a magical girl. Now that she's a young woman things don't seem so magical anymore. Instead of saving Montreal from the forces of Chaos and Entropy, she’s just trying to hold down a decent job, pay her rent and get her life together a decade after the breakup of her team. When strange things start happening around her and old enemies start to reappear, Farah has to make a choice: face the things she’s been running from all these years or put down her astral weapon and walk away for good.



-->'''Farah:''' ''What?!'' A transfer? ''You can't!'' W-where?! Space? [[ReassignedToAntarctica Antarctica?]] The ''{{suburb|ia}}s?!''

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-->'''Farah:''' -->'''Farah''': ''What?!'' A transfer? ''You can't!'' W-where?! Space? [[ReassignedToAntarctica Antarctica?]] Antarctica]]? The ''{{suburb|ia}}s?!''



* GenreDeconstruction: Has started to show some of the realistic results of a MagicalGirl lifestyle, especially after growing up, with Farrah showing some signs of PTSD and having trouble keeping a regular job (being fired from her last one after she used a magical attack on her boss), the team aparently having broken apart after some event hinted to have ended with a member dying, and the former team mentor is now near-constantly drunk.


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* MagicalGirlGenreDeconstruction: Has started to show some of the realistic results of a MagicalGirl lifestyle, especially after growing up, with Farrah showing some signs of PTSD and having trouble keeping a regular job (being fired from her last one after she used a magical attack on her boss), the team aparently having broken apart after some event hinted to have ended with a member dying, and the former team mentor is now near-constantly drunk.


** As Farah notes, even the magical characters have to deal with enough weirdness that they tune background stuff out.

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** As Farah notes, even the magical characters have to deal with enough weirdness on a regular basis that they tune background stuff out.

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** As Farah notes, even the magical characters have to deal with enough weirdness that they tune background stuff out.

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** Later strips reveal that there have been multiple incidents of former minions of unrelated villains acting up recently as well, further complicating things.

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* UncertainDoom: A mysterious villainous attacks a magical girl group, but we don't see what she does. It's not for a few strips that we learn that she only roughed them up a bit.


* GenreDeconstruction: Has started to show some of the realistic results of a MagicalGirl lifestyle, especially after growing up, with Farrah showing some signs of PTSD and having trouble keeping a regular job, the team aparently having broken apart after some event hinted to have ended with a member dying, and the former team mentor is now near-constantly drunk.

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* GenreDeconstruction: Has started to show some of the realistic results of a MagicalGirl lifestyle, especially after growing up, with Farrah showing some signs of PTSD and having trouble keeping a regular job, job (being fired from her last one after she used a magical attack on her boss), the team aparently having broken apart after some event hinted to have ended with a member dying, and the former team mentor is now near-constantly drunk.



** Aeslinn's non-human features don't seem to attract any comment or attention either.

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** Aeslinn's non-human features don't seem to attract any comment or attention either.either.
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* AntagonistInMourning: Faye runs across her ancient enemy's former [[TheDragon dragon]] leaving flowers in the graveyard.

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* AntagonistInMourning: Faye runs across her ancient enemy's former [[TheDragon dragon]] leaving flowers in the graveyard.graveyard at what is implied to be the grave of one of Farah's former teammates.


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** Another group of magical girls is attacked by a mysterious woman that seems to be independent of Phaedes, implying another candidate for the role.

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* TheWatson: Lily's newness to the magical scene makes a convenient excuse for exposition.


* AmbiguouslyBrown: Farah. Dark skin + straight pink hair + Irish name = ??? Considering her former teammate, she might not be entirely human.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Farah. Dark skin + straight pink hair + Irish name = ??? Considering her former teammate, she might not be entirely human.human herself.


* SplashOfColor: The art is largely monochrome, except for certain characters' hair colors.

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* SplashOfColor: The art is largely monochrome, except for certain characters' hair and/or eye colors.


* AmbiguouslyBrown: Farah. Dark skin + straight pink hair + Irish name = ???

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Farah. Dark skin + straight pink hair + Irish name = ??? Considering her former teammate, she might not be entirely human.

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* GenreDeconstruction: Has started to show some of the realistic results of a MagicalGirl lifestyle, especially after growing up, with Farrah showing some signs of PTSD and having trouble keeping a regular job, the team aparently having broken apart after some event hinted to have ended with a member dying, and the former team mentor is now near-constantly drunk.

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