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* CrazyAwesome: It’s a Soul Eater fanfic that’s true to form. This is bound to happen.
** Tsuji Ricardsen. His solution to being trapped in the middle of an active minefield? ''Sprint through it and run fast enough to outrun all of the explosions!'' The same scene also implies his mother, Rosalind, may have CrazyAwesome, too.

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* CrazyAwesome: It’s a Soul Eater fanfic that’s true to form. This is bound to happen.
**
Tsuji Ricardsen. His solution to being trapped in the middle of an active minefield? ''Sprint through it and run fast enough to outrun all of the explosions!'' The same scene also implies his mother, Rosalind, may have CrazyAwesome, too.



* MagnificentBastard: Medusa. She cheats certain death yet again by splitting her soul and taking over another person’s body, forms an alliance with her sister Shaula to attack Death City, reenlists Eruka and the others, and creates the ultimate Cursing Magic spell. She doesn’t immediately reveal herself, instead luring Maka and company to Cobra Island where she has them all to herself by using a fake mission involving Atlas to disguise the real danger. To stave off suspicion, she requests other innocent students who don’t even know she exists to go with them. With each passing moment spent on Cobra Island, Medusa uses Ouroboros to take away a personality trait or combat ability, making them easy prey for her. The kids don’t realize she’s been playing them all for fools until it’s too late. It says something when it requires an outside inference for the heroes to avoid utter defeat.

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* AssPull: In Act 2 Chapter 5, it is revealed Ponera gave Killbell a notebook full of info on everyone important in Paraponera because he's forgetful, which Maka takes after she defeats him. Possibilities aside, the notebook seems to have been clumsily added in so the heroes wouldn't be going around in circles while Paraponera acts unopposed.

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* SignatureScene: Each arc contains one or more.
** Introduction Arc: The heartwarming scene with Maka, Soul, Caius, and Claudia before going on to perform the story's first Joint Resonance.
** Joint Resonance Training Arc: The other Joint Resonances.
** Cobra Island Arc: The Kumbaya Circle, the scenes with the shadows, and [[spoiler: Crona killing Medusa]].
** Chicago Gang: Tsuji vs. Walena, the battle against Project Omega's second form, and Maka vs. Cancer.


** Cancer likely crossed it in the past with the Vladingham Family Massacre. She commits genocide of the family solely out of {{Revenge}} and [[FantasticRacism racism]].

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** In-universe, Medusa crossed this long time ago and is old news. But for the {{Original Character}}s, they're made aware of her true evilness when she brags to them, through Krysa, she will make them suffer through her rigged {{Deadly Game}}s and hopes the Academy will collapse on itself.
** Cancer likely crossed it in the past with the Vladingham Family Massacre. She commits genocide of the family solely out of {{Revenge}} and [[FantasticRacism racism]].


* CompleteMonster: [[TheChessmaster Medusa Gorgon]] is just as bad as she is canonically. In the past, she [[AbusiveParents coerced Crona]] into murdering a helpless old man and later an Evil Human implied to be [[{{Patricide}} Crona’s father]]. After her supposed end during the first Baba Yaga Castle invasion, Medusa is revealed to have split her soul to survive and [[GrandTheftMe usurps the body of a pauper]], going on to formulate her next plan of action. She gets her younger sister, Shaula, involved, and her [[AloofBigSister treatment of her is no different]]. When Shaula fails to destroy Death Weapon Meister Academy from the inside, Medusa [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder betrays]] her and [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness tries to claim her soul]] to power up [[{{Curse}} Ouroboros]]. It fails, but by then she has already ushered Maka and company in to Cobra Island. In addition, despite neither party knowing each other, she brings along [[OriginalCharacter Caius, Claudia, the Ricardsens, and the Ardsens]] and treats them with the same cruelty as the people she knows. To make matters worse, those innocent people literally could have been anyone else. As they advance, Ouroboros removes a power or characteristic that effectively renders the person [[BroughtDownToNormal useless]]; Medusa figures that out by forcing them to play [[DeadlyGame rigged games]]. Finally, it is revealed she brainwashed Krysa and used outlawed magic on Atlas to enhance her subterfuge, uncaring of the details or consequences. [[LackOfEmpathy Remorseless]] and [[{{Sadist}} reveling in everyone’s suffering]], Medusa wanted revenge and to control Madness so she could TakeOverTheWorld.

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* CompleteMonster: [[TheChessmaster Medusa Gorgon]] is just as bad as she is canonically. In the past, she [[AbusiveParents coerced Crona]] into murdering a helpless old man and later an Evil Human implied to be [[{{Patricide}} Crona’s father]]. After [[SparedByTheAdaptation Surviving]] her supposed end during in the first anime's Baba Yaga Castle invasion, Medusa is revealed to have split invasion by splitting her soul to survive and soul, she [[GrandTheftMe usurps the body of a pauper]], going on to formulate pauper]] "nobody cares about", formulates her next plan of action. action behind the scenes, and later becomes an early ArcVillain. She infiltrated the peaceful Yufahla Village and kidnapped a young woman named Krysa, [[YouKilledMyFather killing her mother in the process]]. She {{brainwashed}} Krysa and used outlawed magic on [[MonsterOfTheWeek Atlas]] to enhance her subterfuge, uncaring of the details or consequences. Lastly, Medusa gets her younger sister, Shaula, involved, and her [[AloofBigSister treatment of her is no different]]. When [[YouHaveFailedMe Shaula fails to destroy Death Weapon Meister Academy from the inside, inside]], Medusa [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder betrays]] her and [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness tries to claim her soul]] to power up [[{{Curse}} Ouroboros]]. It fails, but by then she has already ushered [[TheHero Maka Albarn]] and company in her friends to Cobra Island. In addition, despite Island through a fake mission. Despite neither party knowing each other, she brings along also has [[OriginalCharacter Caius, Claudia, the Ricardsens, and the Ardsens]] brought along and treats them with the same cruelty as the people she knows. To make matters worse, those innocent people literally could have been anyone else. As they advance, Ouroboros removes a power or characteristic that effectively renders the person [[BroughtDownToNormal useless]]; Medusa figures that out by forcing them to play [[DeadlyGame rigged games]]. Finally, it is revealed she brainwashed Krysa and used outlawed magic on Atlas to enhance her subterfuge, uncaring of the details or consequences. [[LackOfEmpathy Remorseless]] and [[{{Sadist}} reveling in everyone’s suffering]], Medusa wanted revenge and to control Madness itself so she could TakeOverTheWorld.


** Tsuji Ricardsen. His solution to being trapped in the middle of an active minefield? ''Spring through it and run fast enough to outrun all of the explosions!''

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** Tsuji Ricardsen. His solution to being trapped in the middle of an active minefield? ''Spring ''Sprint through it and run fast enough to outrun all of the explosions!''explosions!'' The same scene also implies his mother, Rosalind, may have CrazyAwesome, too.


* AuthorsSavingThrow: Following a massive editing and restructuring completed on 4/6/2015, the first 24 chapters of the story experience a general improvement in quality [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness compared to befored]]. Other than generals fixes in grammar and diction to make things less clunky and awkward, scenes and lines are also moved around or changed for better flow and to underline plot relevance (e.g. the lecture about Demon Tools went from a waste of words to establishing continuity and revealing that Kid has [[MacGuffin BREW]] with him). Dates are made easier to follow, and treatment of characters is addressed (e.g. Caius is less {{Wangst}}y thanks to the removal of offending moments). This includes focusing on Cancer and other villains like Soriano and Kujira/Neptune to establish their characters earlier on.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: Following a massive editing and restructuring completed on 4/6/2015, the first 24 chapters of the story experience a general improvement in quality [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness compared to befored]].beforehand]]. Other than generals fixes in grammar and diction to make things less clunky and awkward, scenes and lines are also moved around or changed for better flow and to underline plot relevance (e.g. the lecture about Demon Tools went from a waste of words to establishing continuity and revealing that Kid has [[MacGuffin BREW]] with him). Dates are made easier to follow, and treatment of characters is addressed (e.g. Caius is less {{Wangst}}y thanks to the removal of offending moments). This includes focusing on Cancer and other villains like Soriano and Kujira/Neptune to establish their characters earlier on.


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* {{Squick}}:
** An in-universe example. An ogre is devouring cow with enough noise to disgust Caius and Claudia. Then, it proceeds to slurp something with a wet and messy sound. The two are appropriately grossed out.
** The Anria, in the rare chances that open their mouth slowly enough to let it happen, leak out black miasma. One of them pins Tsuji to the ground and tries to bite him, but he stops it with his bow. Said miasma pours onto Marcellus's weapon form.
-->'''Marcellus''': ''Oh, this is so unsanitary''! ''Do something already''!


* AuthorsSavingThrow:
Following a massive editing and restructuring completed on 4/6/2015, the first 24 chapters of the story experience a general improvement in quality [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness compared to earlier]]. Other than generals fixes in grammar and diction to make things sound less clunky and awkward, scenes and lines are also moved around or changed for better flow and to underline plot relevance (e.g. the lecture about Demon Tools went from a waste of words to establishing continuity and revealing that Kid has [[MacGuffin BREW]] with him). Dates are made easier to follow, and treatment of characters is addressed (e.g. Caius is less {{Wangst|y}} thanks to the removal of some moments). This includes focusing on Cancer and other villains like Soriano and Kujira/Neptune to establish their character earlier on.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow:
AuthorsSavingThrow: Following a massive editing and restructuring completed on 4/6/2015, the first 24 chapters of the story experience a general improvement in quality [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness compared to earlier]]. befored]]. Other than generals fixes in grammar and diction to make things sound less clunky and awkward, scenes and lines are also moved around or changed for better flow and to underline plot relevance (e.g. the lecture about Demon Tools went from a waste of words to establishing continuity and revealing that Kid has [[MacGuffin BREW]] with him). Dates are made easier to follow, and treatment of characters is addressed (e.g. Caius is less {{Wangst|y}} {{Wangst}}y thanks to the removal of some offending moments). This includes focusing on Cancer and other villains like Soriano and Kujira/Neptune to establish their character characters earlier on.


* AuthorsSavingThrow: On 4/6/2015, the author announced he had finished editing, proofreading, and restructuring the first 24 chapters of the story. Despite a few rough patches, his efforts were a general improvement and addressed some EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.
** He fixed up grammatical errors and diction. Lines and descriptions that sounded clunky, awkward, or unnatural are gone for the most part. In addition, ShowDontTell is more frequent. He also took out or changed irrelevant and unnecessary information, scenes, and lines. For example, the lecture about Demon Tools went from a waste of words to establishing continuity, revealing that Kid has [[MacGuffin BREW]] with him, and possibly setting up something in the future.
** Instead of the whole “Month, Day, Week” thing, which was rather hard to follow, he simply puts the actual date. Tons more convenient.
** The treatment of Caius has definitely changed in the Introduction Arc. Yes, it establishes his character and whatnot, but stuff about him being antisocial, not liking the teamwork assignments, etc. is beaten into the readers a few too many times. One could even say he bordered on a Sympathetic Sue. However, the edits take away some of his lines and thoughts (thereby removing some CharacterFocus), his {{Angst}} is toned down a bit and portrayed better, he’s given a couple PetTheDog moments, and acts more like a teenager. Overall, he’s a less depressing character and more of an inspirational IronWoobie.
** The hunt for Young Thief Gestas is extended. Instead of being cornered and oneshotted by Maka, he goads Maka and Caius into chasing him throughout Venice and putting them into traps as he leads them to the rendezvous point with Cancer. It’s refreshing because it better establishes Gestas as a young, mischievous trickster, and it provides a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments surprising amount of comedy]].
** In the same chapter, Cancer acts and talks a bit more, revealing a bit more of her character and abilities. Before, her esotericism left readers and characters in-universe wondering just what her goals were (that only gets partially answered later on). Now, we have a little to chew on. Also, while still not to the extent of [[spoiler: Medusa]], Cancer is a more concrete KnightOfCerebus due to an instance or two of [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy dangerous genre-savviness]].
** Chapter 19 is also this. The new version lets us see both gang bosses and their mentalities, giving us a preview of what to expect in a later story arc. The same chapter also provides background about Cancer and a connection to ''FanFic/SoulEaterZeta'', culminating in the audience learning what her motives and ambitions are.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: On 4/6/2015, the author announced he had finished editing, proofreading, AuthorsSavingThrow:
Following a massive editing
and restructuring completed on 4/6/2015, the first 24 chapters of the story. Despite a few rough patches, his efforts were story experience a general improvement in quality [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness compared to earlier]]. Other than generals fixes in grammar and addressed some EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.
** He fixed up grammatical errors
diction to make things sound less clunky and diction. Lines and descriptions that sounded clunky, awkward, or unnatural scenes and lines are gone for the most part. In addition, ShowDontTell is more frequent. He also took out moved around or changed irrelevant for better flow and unnecessary information, scenes, and lines. For example, to underline plot relevance (e.g. the lecture about Demon Tools went from a waste of words to establishing continuity, continuity and revealing that Kid has [[MacGuffin BREW]] with him, and possibly setting up something in the future.
** Instead of the whole “Month, Day, Week” thing, which was rather hard
him). Dates are made easier to follow, he simply puts the actual date. Tons more convenient.
** The
and treatment of Caius has definitely changed in the Introduction Arc. Yes, it establishes his character and whatnot, but stuff about him being antisocial, not liking the teamwork assignments, etc. is beaten into the readers a few too many times. One could even say he bordered on a Sympathetic Sue. However, the edits take away some of his lines and thoughts (thereby removing some CharacterFocus), his {{Angst}} is toned down a bit and portrayed better, he’s given a couple PetTheDog moments, and acts more like a teenager. Overall, he’s a less depressing character and more of an inspirational IronWoobie.
** The hunt for Young Thief Gestas is extended. Instead of being cornered and oneshotted by Maka, he goads Maka and Caius into chasing him throughout Venice and putting them into traps as he leads them to the rendezvous point with Cancer. It’s refreshing because it better establishes Gestas as a young, mischievous trickster, and it provides a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments surprising amount of comedy]].
** In the same chapter, Cancer acts and talks a bit more, revealing a bit more of her character and abilities. Before, her esotericism left readers and
characters in-universe wondering just what her goals were (that only gets partially answered later on). Now, we have a little to chew on. Also, while still not is addressed (e.g. Caius is less {{Wangst|y}} thanks to the extent removal of [[spoiler: Medusa]], Cancer is a more concrete KnightOfCerebus due to an instance or two of [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy dangerous genre-savviness]].
** Chapter 19 is also this. The new version lets us see both gang bosses and their mentalities, giving us a preview of what to expect in a later story arc. The same chapter also provides background about
some moments). This includes focusing on Cancer and a connection to ''FanFic/SoulEaterZeta'', culminating in the audience learning what her motives other villains like Soriano and ambitions are. Kujira/Neptune to establish their character earlier on.


** The Cobra Island Arc is honestly where the story gets really good. It breaks the somewhat formulaic nature of the story by introducing none other than Medusa, whose role is to do the same thing as she did in canon: make things darker and more dramatic. She puts many of the characters in unfamiliar situations and uses her cunning to make sure things keep going her way all throughout Cobra Island. Characters are put through situations that reveal the depth of her personalities and forced to make decisions or come to realizations. Not to mention, the battles are more intense and have higher skate. It's all capped off with a satisfying conclusion.

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** The Cobra Island Arc is honestly where the story gets really good. It breaks the somewhat formulaic nature of the story by introducing none other than Medusa, whose role is to do the same thing as she did in canon: make things darker and more dramatic. She puts many of the characters in unfamiliar situations and uses her cunning to make sure things keep going her way all throughout Cobra Island. Characters are put through situations that reveal the depth of her their personalities and forced to make decisions or come to realizations. Revelations are dropped, backgrounds are revealed, and relationships deepen. Not to mention, the battles are more intense and have higher skate.stakes. It's all capped off with a satisfying conclusion.

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* GrowingTheBeard:
** The Cobra Island Arc is honestly where the story gets really good. It breaks the somewhat formulaic nature of the story by introducing none other than Medusa, whose role is to do the same thing as she did in canon: make things darker and more dramatic. She puts many of the characters in unfamiliar situations and uses her cunning to make sure things keep going her way all throughout Cobra Island. Characters are put through situations that reveal the depth of her personalities and forced to make decisions or come to realizations. Not to mention, the battles are more intense and have higher skate. It's all capped off with a satisfying conclusion.
** The Chicago Gang Arc takes what the previous one did and runs with it. If Cobra Island made things more intense and dramatic, so did the Chicago Gang Arc, as well as chronicling massive emotional developments. It also addresses the MythArc and focuses on a few unaddressed characters (mostly villains) to give the story more depth overall.


* ItGetsBetter: That stuff you read under ClicheStorm? Only temporary. Once [[KnightOfCerebus Cancer and Project Omega]] are introduced, things improve. Once you reach the [[GrowingTheBeard Cobra Island Arc]], welcome to the ride.
* ItWasHisSled[=/=]LateArrivalSpoiler: Medusa is alive and is the Arc Villain behind Cobra Island. It doesn’t help that one of the chapter titles has her name in it. Her name and involvement with the plot at hand are inconsistently spoiler-tagged everywhere.

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* ItGetsBetter: That stuff you read under ClicheStorm? Only temporary. Once [[KnightOfCerebus Cancer and Project Omega]] are introduced, things improve. Once you reach the [[GrowingTheBeard Cobra Island Arc]], welcome to the ride.
* ItWasHisSled[=/=]LateArrivalSpoiler:
ItWasHisSled: Medusa is alive and is the Arc Villain behind Cobra Island. It doesn’t help that one of the chapter titles has her name in it. Her name and involvement with the plot at hand are inconsistently spoiler-tagged everywhere.


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* SlowPacedBeginning: The ClicheStorm that draws out the prologue is only temporary. Once [[KnightOfCerebus Cancer and Project Omega]] are introduced, things improve. Once you reach the [[GrowingTheBeard Cobra Island Arc]], welcome to the ride.


* MagnificentBastard:
** Medusa. She cheats certain death yet again by splitting her soul and taking over another person’s body, forms an alliance with her sister Shaula to attack Death City, reenlists Eruka and the others, and creates the ultimate Cursing Magic spell. She doesn’t immediately reveal herself, instead luring Maka and company to Cobra Island where she has them all to herself by using a fake mission involving Atlas to disguise the real danger. To stave off suspicion, she requests other innocent students who don’t even know she exists to go with them. With each passing moment spent on Cobra Island, Medusa uses Ouroboros to take away a personality trait or combat ability, making them easy prey for her. The kids don’t realize she’s been playing them all for fools until it’s too late. It says something when it requires an outside inference for the heroes to avoid utter defeat.
** Give Shaula some credit too. After all, she manages to get the jump on both ''Lord Death AND Medusa''.
** Cancer is also developing into one. She is manipulating the Chicago Gang for her own purposes behind the scenes with the blessing of their rival organization, the Other Side Gang.

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* MagnificentBastard:
**
MagnificentBastard: Medusa. She cheats certain death yet again by splitting her soul and taking over another person’s body, forms an alliance with her sister Shaula to attack Death City, reenlists Eruka and the others, and creates the ultimate Cursing Magic spell. She doesn’t immediately reveal herself, instead luring Maka and company to Cobra Island where she has them all to herself by using a fake mission involving Atlas to disguise the real danger. To stave off suspicion, she requests other innocent students who don’t even know she exists to go with them. With each passing moment spent on Cobra Island, Medusa uses Ouroboros to take away a personality trait or combat ability, making them easy prey for her. The kids don’t realize she’s been playing them all for fools until it’s too late. It says something when it requires an outside inference for the heroes to avoid utter defeat.
** Give Shaula some credit too. After all, she manages to get the jump on both ''Lord Death AND Medusa''.
* MoralEventHorizon:
** Cancer is also developing into one. She is manipulating likely crossed it in the Chicago Gang for her own purposes behind the scenes past with the blessing Vladingham Family Massacre. She commits genocide of their rival organization, the Other Side Gang.family solely out of {{Revenge}} and [[FantasticRacism racism]].
** Soriano for ordering and orchestrating the hit on Marcellus and Morgan. The latter in particularly is poignant because she's sick [[spoiler: and dying. Yet, he personally torments and tries to kill her. He is the direct cause of her HeroicSacrifice]].


* AccidentalInnuendo: In Chapter 12, Soul and Harvar say “Two Ds aren't something to be proud of.” [[BuxomIsBetter Um,]] [[BigBreastPride sometimes they are]]…
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:

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* AccidentalInnuendo: In Chapter 12, Soul and Harvar say “Two Ds aren't something to be proud of.” [[BuxomIsBetter Um,]] [[BigBreastPride sometimes they are]]…
are...]]
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:



** The treatment of Caius has definitely changed in the Introduction Arc. Yes, it establishes his character and whatnot, but stuff about him being antisocial, not liking the teamwork assignments, etc. is beaten into the readers a few too many times. One could even say he bordered on a SympatheticSue. However, the edits take away some of his lines and thoughts (thereby removing some CharacterFocus), his {{Angst}} is toned down a bit and portrayed better, he’s given a couple PetTheDog moments, and acts more like a teenager. Overall, he’s a less depressing character and more of an inspirational IronWoobie.
** The hunt for Young Thief Gestas is extended. Instead of being cornered and oneshotted by Maka, he goads Maka and Caius into chasing him throughout Venice and putting them into traps as he leads them to the rendezvous point with Cancer. It’s refreshing because it better establishes Gestas as a young, mischievous trickster, and it provides a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny surprising amount of comedy]].

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** The treatment of Caius has definitely changed in the Introduction Arc. Yes, it establishes his character and whatnot, but stuff about him being antisocial, not liking the teamwork assignments, etc. is beaten into the readers a few too many times. One could even say he bordered on a SympatheticSue.Sympathetic Sue. However, the edits take away some of his lines and thoughts (thereby removing some CharacterFocus), his {{Angst}} is toned down a bit and portrayed better, he’s given a couple PetTheDog moments, and acts more like a teenager. Overall, he’s a less depressing character and more of an inspirational IronWoobie.
** The hunt for Young Thief Gestas is extended. Instead of being cornered and oneshotted by Maka, he goads Maka and Caius into chasing him throughout Venice and putting them into traps as he leads them to the rendezvous point with Cancer. It’s refreshing because it better establishes Gestas as a young, mischievous trickster, and it provides a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments surprising amount of comedy]].



* CompleteMonster: [[TheChessmaster Medusa Gorgon]] is just as bad as she is canonically. In the past, she [[AbusiveParents coerced Crona]] into murdering a helpless old man and later an Evil Human implied to be [[{{Patricide}} Crona’s father]]. After her supposed end during the first Baba Yaga Castle invasion, Medusa is revealed to have split her soul to survive and [[GrandTheftMe usurps the body of a pauper]], going on to formulate her next plan of action. She gets her younger sister, Shaula, involved, and her [[AloofBigSister treatment of her is no different]]. When Shaula fails to destroy Death Weapon Meister Academy from the inside, Medusa [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder betrays]] her and [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness tries to claim her soul]] to power up [[{{curse}} Ouroboros]]. It fails, but by then she has already ushered Maka and company in to Cobra Island. In addition, despite neither party knowing each other, she brings along [[OriginalCharacter Caius, Claudia, the Ricardsens, and the Ardsens]] and treats them with the same cruelty as the people she knows. To make matters worse, those innocent people literally could have been anyone else. As they advance, Ouroboros removes a power or characteristic that effectively renders the person [[BroughtDownToNormal useless]]; Medusa figures that out by forcing them to play [[DeadlyGame rigged games]]. Finally, it is revealed she brainwashed Krysa and used outlawed magic on Atlas to enhance her subterfuge, uncaring of the details or consequences. [[LackOfEmpathy Remorseless]] and [[{{sadist}} reveling in everyone’s suffering]], Medusa wanted revenge and to control Madness so she could TakeOverTheWorld.

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* CompleteMonster: [[TheChessmaster Medusa Gorgon]] is just as bad as she is canonically. In the past, she [[AbusiveParents coerced Crona]] into murdering a helpless old man and later an Evil Human implied to be [[{{Patricide}} Crona’s father]]. After her supposed end during the first Baba Yaga Castle invasion, Medusa is revealed to have split her soul to survive and [[GrandTheftMe usurps the body of a pauper]], going on to formulate her next plan of action. She gets her younger sister, Shaula, involved, and her [[AloofBigSister treatment of her is no different]]. When Shaula fails to destroy Death Weapon Meister Academy from the inside, Medusa [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder betrays]] her and [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness tries to claim her soul]] to power up [[{{curse}} [[{{Curse}} Ouroboros]]. It fails, but by then she has already ushered Maka and company in to Cobra Island. In addition, despite neither party knowing each other, she brings along [[OriginalCharacter Caius, Claudia, the Ricardsens, and the Ardsens]] and treats them with the same cruelty as the people she knows. To make matters worse, those innocent people literally could have been anyone else. As they advance, Ouroboros removes a power or characteristic that effectively renders the person [[BroughtDownToNormal useless]]; Medusa figures that out by forcing them to play [[DeadlyGame rigged games]]. Finally, it is revealed she brainwashed Krysa and used outlawed magic on Atlas to enhance her subterfuge, uncaring of the details or consequences. [[LackOfEmpathy Remorseless]] and [[{{sadist}} [[{{Sadist}} reveling in everyone’s suffering]], Medusa wanted revenge and to control Madness so she could TakeOverTheWorld.



** Did ParentalNeglect alone really cause Nayumi to be that jaded? [[AbusiveParents Or does the rabbit hole]] [[DomesticAbuse go a bit deeper than that]]…?

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** Did ParentalNeglect alone really cause Nayumi to be that jaded? [[AbusiveParents Or does the rabbit hole]] [[DomesticAbuse go a bit deeper than that]]…?that...?]]


** Nayumi Ardsen. Like Marcellus, she is the victim of ParentalNeglect plus implied emotional abuse throughout her whole childhood. Her parents are infamous thieves who dragged her around with her on their heists. They even made use of her by teaching their tactics and then having Nayumi directly participate. At the tender age of 12, Nayumi is a jaded nihilist who believes life if pointless and fate is cruel, and she is also a broken girl who desperately wants some stability and normalcy in her life. Even in the present-day, it doesn't stop there. After Marcellus temporarily leaves the Academy for the gang, Nayumi reveals a deep, unhealthy attachment to him and a disconnect to everyone else, including her own partner Rowena, and regresses to her original personality because her whole world just shattered before her very eyes.

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** Nayumi Ardsen. Like Marcellus, she is the victim of ParentalNeglect plus implied emotional abuse throughout her whole childhood. Her parents are infamous thieves who dragged her around with her on their heists. They even made use of her by teaching their tactics and then having Nayumi directly participate. At the tender age of 12, Nayumi is a jaded nihilist who believes life if is pointless and fate is cruel, and she is also a broken girl who desperately wants some stability and normalcy in her life. Even in the present-day, it doesn't stop there. After Marcellus temporarily leaves the Academy for the gang, Nayumi reveals a deep, unhealthy attachment to him and a disconnect to everyone else, including her own partner Rowena, and regresses to her original personality because her whole world just shattered before her very eyes.

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