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Imagine if the world around you never moved... A bloodless world, deprived of all colour, where lost spirits and souls finally find peace.

"I am 13 years old. Elizabeth is my name. My hair is white as life. If your heart allows it, you can meet me. But for this, you will die."
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Originally French and translated into Italian and German, END is a story by Barbara Canepa and Anna Merli about the spirit of a dead girl, relying heavily on Gothic themes. Elizabeth is a young girl of thirteen, dead for reasons unknown at the beginning of the story. With the help of graveyard spirits, she returns to a ghostly life in the mausoleum spent with her talking pets, a cat and a bat.

END shows examples of:

  • Ancient Tomb: Parts of the mausoleum Elizabeth inhabits certainly fall under this.
  • Cats Are Mean: The bat accuses the cat of this.
  • Cute Ghost Girl
  • Dead to Begin With: The story starts with Elizabeth saying the first time she came into contact with death was when her grandmother died. Then it moves on to Elizabeth's own funeral, the story being about her 'life' as a ghost.
  • Intangibility: In Elizabeth's first appearance she screams as a spider goes through her hand? Her reaction? "I must be seeing things."
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  • Invisibility: Elizabeth, to the living.
  • Jacob Marley Apparel: Averted. Elizabeth has several changes of clothes, though aside from her funeral gown they're all provided by the spirits.
  • Meaningful Funeral: At the very beginning Elizabeth's friends, her parents and her sister Dorothea are at her funeral.
  • Scenery Porn: This is Barbara Canepa we're talking about.
  • Starts with Their Funeral: With Elizabeth's.
  • Undead Child: Though at times there's more of a Cute Ghost Girl vibe, this crops up too.