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Tropes which appear in Twenty Years Later: Reimu's Successor, the first story in the sister series to the Touhou Doujin: Dawitsu's Folly fanfic series.


Tropes:

  • Absolute Cleavage: Yuugi Hoshiguma wears a 'low-cut kimono [that] seemed to do a good enough job reminding the world that, yes, this person was a female'. To English speakers, that means she's showing off a lot of cleavage.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Very subtly implied with Dawitsu. After fixing up the Gizoid, he offers it some 'petroleum jelly', saying he's got plenty of it and that it makes good lubricant. I wonder why that is, Dawitsu...
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  • Adventure Rebuff: Jean attempts this a couple of times with Patricia, and seems to be the only one that factors in the possibility of Patricia's loss. He turns out to be correct for her 'extra boss'.
  • Affectionate Nickname: 'Kiddo' seems to be Reimu's nickname for Patricia. When she doesn't refer to her as her daughter or little girl. Also, 'the creature' gets renamed 'Okuu Junior' by Utsuho.
  • The Alcoholic: Yuugi is described as one, and Yukari's Oni Shikigami throws away a bottle of sake in her pocket in a poor attempt at defying this trope. In keeping with Oni being drunkards, Suika is so drunk that she mistakes Reimu's little 'incident solving party' at the shrine for Patricia's birthday party.
  • All Periods Are PMS: Dawitsu is mistakenly under the impression that Reimu doesn't like him because she's going through the menopause and is just hormonal, despite the fact that thirty-six is nowhere close to the menopausal age. Jean points this out, and says that no, she isn't hormonal, she just doesn't like him.
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  • Almighty Idiot: Utsuho Reiuji is like this in the same way Fat Buu is- powerful enough to force 'the creature' to become her servant, yet ditzy enough to be fully confused by almost everything 'the creature' says.
  • Aloof Ally: Mima doesn't seem all that happy to be working as Satori's doorwoman.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Two non-biological parent figure examples- while Jean is a Cool Uncle, he seems to treat Patricia as though she's younger than thirteen. Also, Ran embarrasses Chen with her boastfulness regarding her sex life.
  • An Aesop: Invoked by Patricia's Conscience and openly mocked by Patricia herself- the Aesop apparently being that Patricia is too full of herself and that she had to rely on the goodwill of many other people just to get to solve the incident, so she shouldn't see herself as the only factor when solving them.
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  • Anti-Climax: In terms of actual in-universe events, averted. In-universe to the characters, though, for Mysterious Watcher Yukari Yakumo, the Chibi Clone that was filming the final battle dying mid-battle and stopping her view of the event makes her remark that the fight was one.
  • Anti-Hero: Patricia briefly shows Anti-heroic traits in Chapter Seven when she mildly tortures a Chibi Clone for information. After finding out they only live for a day, she regrets her actions, so, if anything, she's a subversion.
  • Anti-Villain: Good lord, the Gizoid, as a Type IV. It is entirely a victim of its own programming, not having any desires to speak of at all. It firstly goes on a destructive rampage due to programming inserted by its creator, Dawitsu, and then plots to conquer the above-ground only because Utsuho is its master.
  • Arm Cannon: Both Utsuho and the Gizoid have these.
  • Artistic License – Physics: Entropy is used as an extended metaphor for typical, mundane chaos, despite the two being rather different in nature. A reviewer lampshaded as much. Also, Patricia claims that Dawitsu would free-fall quicker than her due to being heavier, however, Dawitsu debunks Patricia's error, claiming she should go to Keine's human village school every once in a while.
  • Ash Face: When Dawitsu strikes himself with his own PK Thunder mimicry, he ends up like this.
  • A Spot Of Tea: Dawitsu still remembers Reimu's tea preference, and makes her tea when she visits him.
  • Attention Whore: Dawitsu, who insists on being a Dual Boss with Marisa as the extra boss despite already being a stage-two boss.
  • Badass Boast: A doozy from 'the creature' to Patricia: 'This new power source provides me with enough power to fatally decimate you approximately five hundred thousand, five hundred and seventy nine point five-two-seven-five-five-six times over.'
  • Bear Hug: Utsuho gives one to Okuu Junior, who surprisingly has a problem with it, stating 'Please release. Damage may result from continual application of moderate pressure'.
  • Become a Real Boy: What ultimately happens to the Gizoid, thanks to a program Dawitsu had written into him Gerald Robotnik-style. He still talks like a robot, though.
  • Becoming the Mask: 'Okuu Junior' seems to genuinely want to be Utsuho's friend, however it claims it is simply obeying her as a master, meaning that perhaps the mask never existed at all, making this a Zig-Zag.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Probably one of the reasons Jean and Marisa constantly snark at one another.
  • Berserk Button: Dawitsu flies into a rage when Patricia mentions hurting Yutaka, and becomes defensive of her, saying 'Beat up a pacifist, will you?' to the offending shrine maiden.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": Patricia says this to Dawitsu to get him to stop his Rambling Old Man Monologue.
  • Blackmail: Apparently how Satori gets Mima to co-operate with her.
  • "Blackmail" Is Such an Ugly Word: Discussed by the narration and presumably Utsuho's thoughts. It acknowledges that Utsuho's aim to Take Over the World sounds negative, regardless of the intentions behind them. Also, Marisa uses the trope in the way you'd expect: she borrows books, not steal.
  • Black Shirt: Subverted by Dawitsu when he watches Patricia and the Gizoid fighting. He occasionally shows pride in his creation's fighting abilities, however, just like Yukari, Reimu, Marisa, and Jean, he'd prefer it if Patricia won, he's simply being proud of his own handiwork.
  • Blatant Lies: Patricia's attempts to explain why she broke into Yutaka and Patchouli's library. Also, some of what Dawitsu says to Reimu, but potentially not all. Not to mention Marisa claiming that she never lies.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: While not a morality system, the Oni belief system seems to count fighting and philosophy similar. Also, 'the creature' considers right or wrong 'arbitrary'.
  • Boring Invincible Hero: Out and out stated word for word by Marisa about Patricia. She claims Patricia has inherited such traits from Reimu, who also was the sort to never lose in canon. Patricia even becomes wise to it herself, making her become a little arrogant. Ultimately, the book subverts this as her careless attitude almost leads to her getting accidentally killed by Marisa in their 'extra boss' fight.
  • Book-Ends: See Continuity Nod.
  • Boss Banter: Used a fair bit in almost everyone Patricia fights.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Marisa directly addresses the reader, snarking about how Jean still throws Gratuitous French into his dialogue despite having lived in the English-speaking rendition of Gensokyo for twenty years (almost half of his life).
  • Break Them by Talking: Patricia sarcastically thinks this is what the 'friendly' youkai of Gensokyo are trying to do to her, due to their apparent tendency to go into excessively long speeches.
  • Brother Chuck: Mima is the fourth boss, and she isn't exactly happy about her absence, even if she does like playing cards.
  • But Now I Must Go: Okuu Junior decides to leave its creator after he fixes him up due to preferring Utsuho to him, and because it will be staying in the underground, even acknowledges the finality of its departure- to quote: 'Probability of another encounter with creator: low'.
  • Butt-Monkey: Most of the Dawitsu Chibi Clones fall into this category, and for the most part, usually don't deserve their cruel/dismissive treatment by others.
  • Cain and Abel: Okuu is Cain, Orin is Abel. After Satori gets mercilessly pummeled by 'the creature', Okuu discovers the attacker, gains its allegiance, and forgets all about her mistress in favor of world domination, knowing the creature attacked her mistress. Orin discovers Satori, and is loyal to her to the point that she gets curb stomped by the creature herself. She also doesn't care about Utsuho's plans, and is willing to condemn her friend to her face.
  • The Cameo: Hebiko and Tokage, even moreso than Yutaka. Also, Suika, Sanae, Sakuya, Rinnosuke, and Mamizou get little more than a last-minute cameo in the end-of-story party.
  • Camp Straight: Dawitsu seems to have become a little more camp than usual, and even flicks his hair effeminately.
  • Captain Obvious: Yuugi makes herself Captain Obvious to explain the clearly visible destruction of the Ancient City. And, according to Yukari, her Oni Shikigami is one as well.
  • Carnivore Confusion: Parodied briefly by Patricia, who suggests Utsuho eat Yakitori in the Ancient City, before realising her error and suggesting her to drink sake instead.
  • Changed My Mind, Kid: A weird subversion. Dawitsu walks out of being Patricia's big fight (an extra boss), however, when Marisa realises she doesn't have enough spell-cards on her to be an extra boss, he comes in to provide his firepower against Patricia, albeit both sides are only having a bit of fun.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Dawitsu's mention of building a 'Gizoid' in chapter three turns out to be important, as said creation is the one rampaging around the Underground, and Jean's giving of a mini-hakkero to Patricia in chapter one turns out to be useful against Mima in chapter five. And chapter eight, even more so.
  • Clones Are People, Too: The Chibi Clones of Dawitsu are all individuals in their own right, and they seem to be consistently intelligent and aware of their short lives in this book.
  • Cloning Blues: A chibi clone of Dawitsu suffers the unenviable fate of being mercilessly shot down by 'the creature'. Another one commits suicide in order to keep up some kind of masquerade to Patricia, implying it only has two hours left to live anyway. Yet another one decides to accept the futility of its short life and decides to drown its sorrows in its last hour to live.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: The Narrator has its moments, such as implying the analogy between the Underground and Australia is so applicable that their Parliament is psychic.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Yukari and Dawitsu are working together and discussing the current state of the incident, and this exchange happens:
    Yukari: "Do you think I want to spend any more time with you than necessary?"
    Dawitsu; "...well, I'm a handsome man, I can understand you wanting to..."
  • Companion Cube: Dawitsu briefly treats the unassembled, unprogrammed parts of a 'Gizoid Mark II' in the making.
  • Continuity Nod: Enough to make it Continuity Porn.
    • Reimu makes one to the forest fire caused by Fujiwara no Mokou in Jean's Magical Education.
    • Dawitsu makes a few nods to The Epilogue, as well as the fact Ran is married to, and living with him. Chen makes a call-back to Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding, referencing the... volume of Dawitsu and Ran's... rumpy pumpy.
    • Reimu also nods to Ran's outfit in the Epilogue.
    • Yukari makes one by having her extremely quiet Oni Shikigami instead of Ran.
    • Patchouli is now living in the Youkai Forest with Yutaka, due to the events of Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding.
    • And, in keeping with The Epilogue, their library has a system in place that locks book thieves into an Endless Staircase until they drop the book.
    • Minoriko Aki appears briefly by description only, holding a gem and wearing sunglasses.
    • Marisa makes Bracket Fungus Soup for herself, Jean, and Patricia.
    • Reimu's tea preference is a nod all the way back to the first book!
    • There is mention in chapter nine of a time Dawitsu and Jean were involved with 'an incident involving a gay cowboy and a sexy builder'.
    • The books in the Dawitsu Library still sport teeth when approached.
    • Reference is made to Yutaka's Raggedy Andy Doll, who, according to the narration, she treats like a Companion Cube.
    • Chapter Twelve has a direct reference to Recompense by the structure of the subconcious world of Patricia- just like Dawitsu and Yutaka's, it involves mental embodiments.
    • Chapter Twelves's title also has one in a Book-Ends form: The name of the final (and twelfth) chapter of the book is the same as the final (and twelfth) chapter of Dawitsu's Folly, only with the ending changed.
  • Converse with the Unconscious: Dawitsu does this with the heavily damaged Gizoid as he works on fixing it up.
  • Cool Uncle: Jean and Marisa are this to Patricia, while Dawitsu seems to desperately want to be one to her.
  • Crossdressing Voices: Dawitsu imitates Gruntilda at one point, and mimics her right down to her rhymes, and therefore, her voice.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: 'The creature's' battle with Satori. And Orin.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Subverted- Dawitsu didn't want to just send the Gizoid on a mindless attack spree, but it accidentally turned out that way due to both Yukari, Marisa, and carelessness on Dawitsu's part, and Dawitsu doesn't try to justify himself to it when it calls him out on it. Later on, it gets inverted as the Gizoid abandons its creator for very understandable reasons- Utsuho has been more a friend to it than Dawitsu ever had been.
  • Damned by Faint Praise: Yukari calls Dawitsu 'smarter than someone able to be fooled by an Ice Fairy'. Even then, she adds to the insult by saying that this was beyond her expectations.
  • Deadly Upgrade: 'Okuu Junior' attaching the power battery to itself enables it to mimic Utsuho Reiuji, a being capable of firing artificial suns.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Reimu, Patricia, Jean, Yukari, and even Dawitsu get their share of the Snark Ball in this. Even the cute little Chen gets a turn. Also, despite being a robot, 'the creature' has its moments too.
  • Death by Genre Savviness: Not quite death, see Boring Invincible Hero.
  • Death Glare: Reimu gives one to Marisa while they're arguing over whether it's right or not that Patricia learned and used Master Spark to help finish off the Gizoid.
  • Demoted to Extra: Out of the formerly prominent OCs, only Dawitsu and Jean seem to play a prominent part in the story, Yutaka only appears briefly as an obstacle to Patricia, while Tokage and Hebiko get what Hebiko calls 'a contrived cameo' in chapter nine. Dawitsu is actually an inversion, and is extremely influential in this story.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: The narrator uses this occasionally, and 'the creature' speaks in this tone as part of its odd syntax. Marisa tries to Defy this by only using spell-cards Patricia hasn't seen from Mima when preparing to be her extra boss.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Rin seems to have reached it by Chapter Eight, as she's lost hope in convincing Utsuho to stop her aims for world conquest.
  • Desperation Attack: Mima's 'Comet: Blazing Star' and Okuu Junior's 'Fusion Spark'.
  • Did You Just Have Sex?: In chapter ten, Patricia manages to figure out from Jean walking down stairs to answer the door, being scruffily dressed, and his usual sleeping spot being totally unused, that Jean and Marisa did, in fact, have sex between nine and ten. This makes the situation painfully awkward. However, Jean isn't in that different a mood to normal...
  • Dirty Mind-Reading: Referenced by Satori, who says she chooses not to do it, but Koishi would love to do such a thing to a hormonal teenage girl.
  • Disney Death: Played with and lampshaded by Yukari. In the final battle, Patricia fires a Master Spark from her gift hakkero and propels herself towards the lava pool below. In chapter eight, it's known she just about survives this, albeit burning her legs. In chapter nine, the same event is viewed from a different angle through a camera by Yukari, Reimu, Marisa, Jean, and Dawitsu, and all but the former think she's dead, until Yukari snarkily asks whether any of them were familiar with 'fake-outs'.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Yutaka and Patchouli's house is a location like this- in the middle of a highly hazardous location like the Youkai Forest, lies a well-cultivated garden and a structurally sound, perfectly pleasant house.
  • The Ditz: Utsuho Reiuji. Doubles as an Almighty Idiot.
  • Do Androids Dream?: 'Okuu Junior', despite its Robo Speak, claims it understands friendship and actually likes Okuu, if only because she gave him a name and a purpose, as well as being co-operative with it.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Patricia begins to get this attitude after Yutaka, Dawitsu, and Yuugi all hold back against her in fear of breaking her. This doesn't work out well for her when she faces her 'extra boss', which is Dawitsu and Marisa fighting at the same time. However, this attitude also makes her a Graceful Loser and be glad they didn't hold back in the end.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: 'The creature' is this in terms of planning ability and intelligence to Utsuho, however, it seems highly emotionally impaired, thus lacks the charisma of a Big Bad, and is certainly the weakest of the two, so this is a subversion.
  • Drinking on Duty: Yukari does this in chapter nine with Vodka, but she probably isn't affected in performance by it.
  • Dual Boss: Dawitsu and Marisa as the extra boss for Patricia.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Mima demands fear and respect from Patricia, however, she gets next to none in return for her demands.
  • Easily Forgiven: The end of chapter eight suggests Utsuho won't have it so easy regaining the trust of her friends.
  • Elemental Powers: Patchouli and Yutaka demonstrate their capabilities wonderfully in chapter one.
  • Elephant in the Living Room: Or at least, that's how Patricia views Jean and Marisa potentially having a sexual relationship. THE BASTARDS!
  • Elite Mook: The green-tinged evil spirit in the Palace of the Earth Spirits.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Ran has a few for Dawitsu, and he's not happy about them...
  • Empathic Weapon: 'The creature' could qualify as this, given it isn't living, yet clearly has a will, and will only obey the orders of Utsuho.
  • Enemy Mine: Dawitsu and Yukari seem to have reached one.
  • Entropy and Chaos Magic: 'The creature'/Gizoid is capable of at the very least an attack named as such.
  • Erudite Stoner: Yuugi is an Erudite Drunkard.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": The Gizoid is known as 'the creature' and 'the robot' mainly by the narration, only referred to as 'that thing' or 'the robot' by most characters, and as 'Gizoid' by its creator, Dawitsu. Only Utsuho bothers to give it a personal name (Okuu Junior), and it is this that makes it consider her a friend.
  • Everything Is Better With Spinning: Dawitsu and Marisa's spell-card, 'Combination Sign: Komodo Joe's Witchy Replacement', has Dawitsu spinning Marisa around while he throws scimitars. Bonus points for that it deconstructs the trope by having reality ensue and making Marisa stop to vomit due to the dizziness.
  • Exorcist Head: 'The creature' has this at one point, but is still very much disorientated by its head twisting that way.
  • Exposition: A little in Chapter Seven. However, if you think about the previous events enough, you can figure the majority of the information revealed anyway.
  • Extreme Omnivore: In order to mimic Gulp in one of his co-operative attacks with Marisa, Dawitsu eats three types of Magic Mushroom, one of which is explosive.
  • Face Your Fears: Patricia claims she can handle going to the Youkai Forest despite her fears of it, and not long after does she prove herself correct. Also, Yuugi's message when giving advice on how to defeat herself to Patricia, she makes a very similar moral of not flinching and backing away from attacks, but redirecting them and going towards the source.
  • Fantastic Racism: Closer to 'Fantastic Intolerance of career choice' — Reimu does not approve of Marisa and Jean's attempts to teach Patricia magic a la their methods.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: In the final battle, this remark is made by the Lemony Narrator: 'Weaving through the sea of suns and giving simply ghastly burns to her dress, Patricia began her deadly game of tennis...'
  • Fighting Your Friend: Orin is friends with Utsuho, but is starkly opposed to her dreams of conquest. Shame 'Okuu Junior' Curb Stomps her.
  • Final Battle: In Chapter Eight, between Patricia and 'the creature'/Gizoid/Okuu Junior.
  • Finishing Each Other's Sentences: Just like in Canon, Satori has the irritating tendency to use her mind-reading powers to complete whoever she's talking to's sentences.
  • First-Name Basis: Patricia and Reimu are on this.
  • Flipping the Bird: Yukari's curiously silent Oni Shikigami does this. Twice.
  • Fluffy Tamer: Utsuho. See below.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: 'The creature', otherwise known as 'the Gizoid', gets renamed as 'Okuu Junior' by Utsuho.
  • Flunky Boss: The Gizoid, Okuu Junior, summons Forerunner Sentinels to its aid.
  • Foe Yay: Invoked in-universe by Yukari, who seems to have embraced the popular opinion led by Tokage and her followers that she and Dawitsu are romantically involved by being incredibly flirty with Dawitsu, doing things like 'affectionately' pulling on his cheek, if only to make Dawitsu feel uncomfortable.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: A lot of characters freely use laser beams, however, Mima and Patricia take the cake, using Twilight Spark and Master Spark respectively. Not to mention 'Okuu Junior', who has eye lasers and finishes its Final Battle with 'Fusion Spark', a combination of Master Spark and Utsuho's artificial suns.
  • Freudian Slip: Both Reimu and Patricia slip into calling the other 'daughter' and 'Mum' respectively.
  • Friendly Enemy: Yutaka to Patricia. She doesn't even want to fight her, she simply is assisting Patchouli in stopping her stealing from their library. Also, Dawitsu and Yuugi to Patricia, although neither are particularly opposed to her at all...
  • Future Loser: While Mima seems rather happy to fight a Hakurei Miko again, she subverts this trope by seeming relatively content with her current quiet life in the Palace of the Earth Spirits playing cards with other evil spirits.
  • Genki Girl: Marisa is noticeably spritely and very immature despite her age (36).
  • Genre Blind: Jean is constantly worried about Patricia's safety, not quite as aware as the others that she's the Boring Invincible Hero. It's a good thing too, as he ends up prepared enough to catch her when she falls after actually losing to Marisa.
  • Glory Days: Both Marisa and Reimu fondly recall the past as being more interesting, but Patricia and Jean seem to think it's Nostalgia Filter.
  • Good Parents: Jean acts as a Cool Uncle and father figure to Patricia, and is certainly the most concerned for her welfare.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Dawitsu smokes 'cigarettes' from his fake cigarette case that enables him to shapeshift, but it's unknown if they are real or simply replicas that generate mist while he shifts. Regardless, the trope seems to be Zigzagged, as Dawitsu is a Wild Card.
  • Graceful Loser: Mima, seeing her imminent defeat, is glad that she fought once more against a Hakurei miko. Also, Utsuho gives up and surrenders after Okuu Junior loses its legs and is nearly destroyed, but not out of grace- she's simply so distraught that her 'pet' has come to significant harm just for her schemes. In addition, there's Patricia's loss to Marisa and Dawitsu, where she's out and out happy about because it shows they tried against her.
  • Grew Beyond Their Programming: After the revelation in chapter five that 'the creature' is a robot (not that there wasn't many a clue beforehand), Utsuho's attempt to explain what acting 'sweet' is could be considered an invokation of this trope.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Okuu Junior loses its legs- they get melted by lava.
  • Happily Adopted: Patricia doesn't seem bothered in the slightest that she's adopted. Dawitsu and Ran even discuss this, markedly one of the few moments Dawitsu speaks of Reimu in a truly complimentary, not tongue-in-cheek manner.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: 'The creature' seems to abandon its objective of mindless destruction upon meeting Utsuho Reiuji, and switches its purpose to helping her take over the above-ground. Neither side seems particularly appealing.
  • The Hedonist: Patricia's Hedonism in her dreamscape, naturally.
  • Henpecked Spouse: Both Yutaka and Dawitsu seem somewhat henpecked by their wives, each only revealing as such in throwaway moments.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: 'The creature'/Gizoid is an odd subversion as it constantly remains invisible for most of the current story, yet is clearly 'on-screen' and doing things to further the plot. It reveals itself in chapter five.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: 'The creature'/Gizoid doesn't seem to want to do anything other than cause mindless destruction, however, when it encounters Utsuho Reiuji, it seems to become her 'servant' and is willing to assist her in conquering the above-ground, however, as one reviewer noted, it hardly seems trustworthy...
  • Hit Me, Dammit!: 'The creature' demands that Utsuho attack it, for whatever reason. Depending on its agenda, this either backfired, as it ended up abandoning its original plans to serve Utsuho, or it was a success, as perhaps it wanted to fall into Utsuho's hands.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Performing PK Thunder, Dawitsu accidentally strikes himself four times in a row, turning himself charred black.
  • Holding Hands: Utsuho and 'Okuu Junior' hold hands, and it seems to come right out of nowhere. Turns out Okuu Junior needed to get Utsuho's hand shape data. However, Utsuho commands it to keep holding her hand for longer, and at one point, Okuu Junior tightens its grip, suggesting it wants to. Later, in chapter ten, it's enjoyment of holding hands with Utsuho is practically confirmed, as when examining a sleeping Utsuho, it first checks her eyes, and then holds her hand.
  • Hollywood Skydiving: Zig-Zagged. Dawitsu and Patricia have a skydiving race, and Dawitsu tells Patricia that she has to start resisting gravity again 'when the trees over there look... about the same size as an apple'. The reason? Because Dawitsu apparently crashed into the ground and hurt himself last time due to the momentum. This seems to avert it, however, it is also played straight, as Dawitsu and Patricia are able to shout to each other.
  • Homing Projectile: Dawitsu imitates Gruntilda's famous homing attack, complete with a couplet about its function.
  • Honor Among Thieves: Referenced by Marisa, who claims 'thieving is an honorable trade!'.
  • Honorary Uncle: 'Uncle Jean' and 'Aunty Marisa' to Patricia. Oddly enough, she refers to her adoptive mother simply by name.
  • Humanity Ensues: Perhaps occurring in 'the creature'.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: While she never actually steps it up a notch, Yuugi is so obviously trying as little as possible in her fight with Patricia, and doesn't seem to be affected much, even by her bombs (in fact, she doesn't even blink in response to them).
  • I Do Not Like Green Eggs and Ham: Marisa's Bracket Fungus Soup makes a return.
  • The Immodest Orgasm: If Chen's remarks anything to go by, Ran and Dawitsu has this kind of orgasm when they have sex.
  • In Harm's Way: Dawitsu seems to be quite the adrenaline junkie, as he happily skydives for fun, despite being able to fly.
  • Insult to Rocks: The narration of chapter ten remarks upon the stupidity and poor memory span/learning capability of fairies, saying that they are worse than goldfish, before explaining why in actuality, goldfish are far smarter than them- to quote: 'Yes, truly their memory span was more poor than a goldfish's, which, for the record, is rather longer than people expect, and unlike fairies, goldfish have the capacity to learn patterns and gain enough understanding to develop fear responses.'
  • In Vino Veritas: Less alcohol and more drugs, but Reimu is a lot sweeter to everyone and unashamedly calls Patricia her daughter when doped up on Amineptine. She even calls herself Patricia's 'Mummy'.
  • Invisibility: 'The creature'/Gizoid.
  • I Work Alone: Patricia subverts this by having to rely on many, many people in order to gain information, skills, and even access to the exit of a library, all of which are necessary to solving the incident, however, she still begins to develop a haughty attitude by thinking she's The Hero. Losing to Marisa and Dawitsu seems to have nipped this in the bud.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Pretty much all of Patricia's Rationality's characterization in her dream sequence.
  • Jumped at the Call: Reimu invokes and discusses this while convincing Patricia to solve the incident.
  • Just a Kid: Apparently why Yukari and Dawitsu attempt to take solving the incident into their own hands rather than rely on Patricia- she's just a kid. Dawitsu also mentions that he's planning a party, but doesn't want Patricia to have any sake due to her age. The former is actually a ruse in order to provoke Patricia into solving her first proper incident. Also, Marisa's attitude to her Zig Zags this all over the place, at times treating her like a child and other times claiming she's 'not a kid'.
  • Kid Hero: Patricia is thirteen years old... and doesn't like it when people treat her like a child. However, Reimu, Marisa, Jean, and even Dawitsu take note of her age.
  • Kimodameshi: Marisa seems to make Patricia do this in order for her to earn a mini-hakkero as a gift. However, it seems to be simply an opportunity to steal a book, as the house Patricia has to enter is Yutaka and Patchouli's... however, Jean claims that Marisa wanted to give Patricia the mini-hakkero more than Jean did.
  • Large Ham: Mima, as the 4th-stage boss. And of course, Dawitsu.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: There are many implications in this book, like in the Epilogue, that Dawitsu is infertile, and that he and Ran are desperately trying (and failing) to have children together.
  • Lemony Narrator: The narration occasionally has moments like this.
  • Lonely at the Top: Utsuho fears this could be the case- if she succeeds in taking over the above-ground, the only person who will be able to stand her would probably be 'Okuu Junior', a robot that is obligatorily loyal to her.
  • Loose Lips: One Dawitsu Chibi Clone is a direct inversion, and is so devoted to maintaining a masquerade of Dawitsu's that he commits suicide instead of telling Patricia what's going on. A Chibi clone in chapter seven plays it straight.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: Copycat Sign: Multi Bottle Rocket is used by Okuu Junior.
  • Magic Mushroom: Mentioned by Marisa- Dawitsu asks if she's got any Magic Mushrooms on her, and she remarks, 'Well, yeah, but probably not the kind you're after...'
  • Magnum Opus: In-universe example; Dawitsu's replica of the Gizoid, a mimicking robot, is his Magnum Opus of robotics.
  • Mama Bear: Reimu for Patricia, big time, especially against Dawitsu, for some reason.
  • Mentor Archetype: Reimu is certainly this to Patricia.
  • Miko: The titular successor.
  • Mind Reading: Satori, naturally.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: Reimu references this trope, telling her that she shouldn't run away from a fight simply because she's broken a nail, despite her previous advice about fatal situations.
  • Mr. Exposition: Wrongly lampshaded as 'Exposition Fairies' by Chapter Seven's title, both Dawitsu and his Chibi Clones take up this role at some point.
  • Moment Killer: Dawitsu and Ran, of the 'Plot Progression' sort, with Dawitsu out and out saying he was cock-blocked by the plot.
  • Motor Mouth: Patricia's Hedonism in her aesop-filled dream.
  • More Dakka: Most of the bosses, but special credit to Dawitsu's sentry and Okuu Junior when it uses Copycat Sign: Sasha and Natascha. The Gizoid takes it a step further in its powered-up battle, and finishes with 'Fusion Spark'.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: 'The creature'/Gizoid/Okuu Junior.
  • Mysterious Watcher: Yukari, and to a lesser extent, Dawitsu.
  • Neck Lift: Patricia does this to an unfortunate Dawitsu Chibi Clone.
  • No Fourth Wall: Dawitsu frequently makes this aspect of the story clear.
  • No Name Given: 'The creature'. At first.
  • Noodle Incident: This line, 'and the most interaction between them was the occasional danmaku fight and an incident involving a gay cowboy and a sexy builder' is presented like one with regards to the last time Dawitsu and Jean significantly interacted, but it's a subversion, as it's a Call-Back to Yutaka's Big Fat Youkai Wedding.
  • Nostalgia Attack: Patricia switches her attack style so it is similar to the very first touhou game at one point.
  • No Social Skills: Surprisingly averted with 'the creature' despite it being a robot, and it seems to have a fairly solid grasp on how social interaction works. Doesn't stop it speaking in Robo Speak and having difficulty understanding what a hug is.
  • Nostalgia Filter: Jean thinks Marisa suffers from it, an Patricia thinks Reimu and Marisa.
  • Nosy Neighbor: Reimu seems to behave this way, and looks into Dawitsu's window to find Yukari discussing matters with Dawitsu and Ran.
  • Not a Morning Person: Reimu plays this straight, while Patricia inverts it. Marisa and Jean also play it straight, and later, Dawitsu too, although he also seems to have insomnia, as he can't go back to sleep after being woken up.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: 'Okuu Junior's' work for Utsuho. Perhaps.
  • Nothing Exciting Ever Happens Here: Apparently Gensokyo has slowly degenerated into this, making both Marisa and Reimu bored out of their minds.
  • Not So Invincible After All: A non-lethal example. It's really rather pathetic that when the Gizoid gets near-fatally incapacitated, losing its legs in the process, that it wakes up, asking (albeit in Robo Speak, which arguably makes it even more saddening) where it is, where Utsuho is, and feeling that it's missing something, but doesn't know what. Also, Patricia actually loses her 'extra boss' fight, and gets knocked out as a result.
  • Odd Friendship: Patricia and Dawitsu, Mima and random evil spirits that she plays poker with, Utsuho and Okuu Junior. Also, Dawitsu and Marisa seem willing to work together as ever when Reimu and Jean go after them for being the ultimate causes of the incident. They later have a repeat performance at fighting together against Patricia, collectively being the extra boss.
  • Odd Name Out: Patricia Hakurei, successor to thirteen generations of 'Reimu Hakureis'.
  • Ofuda: Patricia's trademark weapon, similarly to Reimu.
  • Old Shame: The whole previous series, if one author's note is to be believed, however, the author seems fond at least of the continuity.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: 'The creature'. It states it only wishes to cause destruction and incite fear. At first.
  • One Thing Led to Another: Sarcastically referenced by Patricia as she tries her best not to mention that Jean and Marisa most likely had sex the night before.
  • One-Winged Angel: Surprisingly averted by 'the creature' when it gains its battery. It is simply far more powerful.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When Parsee Mizuhashi is running away from an area declaring her lack of envy for the place, you kinda know it's pretty bad there. Also, Patricia uses this as evidence that she's dreaming as Yukari is much more saccharine than usual in her dreams. It's also evidence that Dawitsu drugged Reimu- she is far nicer than her usual self.
  • Percussive Maintenance: Dawitsu's method of developing his sentry in his spell-card 'Robotics: Sentry, going up'.
  • Pet the Dog: Satori Komeiji is remarkably kind to her pets...
  • Political Correctness Gone Mad: Apparently, the proper term isn't 'The Underground', it's 'Former Hell'. That's the politically correct term.
  • Postmodernism: Oh boy, is it... this fanfic seems determined to be treating itself like another Touhou game.
  • Psychic Block Defense: 'The creature'/Gizoid appears to have one, as it's immune to Satori's Mind Reading.
  • Quizzical Tilt: A few characters are fond of this in this book.
  • Rambling Old Man Monologue: Dawitsu has one of these which goes on for a while, with Patricia trying her hardest to interject and tell him to stop. In the end, it takes a Big "SHUT UP!" to, well, shut him up. Yuugi also has a slightly lower-scale one too, albeit one a little more plot-relevant.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Marisa invokes this by saying Yutaka and Patchouli are evil, human-eating rapists to make entering their house seem scary to Patricia.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Marisa is Red, and Jean is Blue, even more noticeably than before.
  • The Reveal: There's one in chapter five- 'the creature' is actually the Gizoid, a robot created by Dawitsu to mimic attacks.
  • Reluctant Warrior: Yuugi's philosophy seems to revolve around being this: as she says, 'the only way to peace is through countless fights'.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Implied by Dawitsu's possession of a still unassembled 'Gizoid Mark II', however, Dawitsu claimed it was because he wanted Gizoid Mark I to have a 'brother'.
  • Reverse Psychology: Yukari Yakumo's plan to get Patricia to solve the incident works by this on Reimu.
  • Right Through the Wall: Chen seems to suffer from this.
  • Rhetorical Question Blunder: See Comically Missing the Point.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Dawitsu speaks in this way when mimicking Gruntilda.
  • Robo Speak: 'The creature' speaks in that manner. This is because it is a robot.
  • Robotic Reveal: Not that it wasn't obvious already, but 'the creature' is a robot.
  • Robotic Psychopath: The Gizoid is a subversion. It is only operating within what it is programmed to do.
  • Robot Master: Dawitsu seems to be capable of building sentries a la the Engineer. He also was the creator of the Gizoid, at least, according to it.
  • Ron the Death Eater: In-universe, see Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil.
  • Run or Die: Reimu tells Patricia that if she thinks she could die in a situation, that she should just run, and that even though she wants her to be a great incident resolver like herself, she wouldn't want her to die.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: The narrator occasionally goes into this as well as Techno Babble- an example being the opening to chapter ten: 'While the majority of the Dawitsu Mansion was silent, the titular owner of the mansion's office was still making tiny longitudinal vibrations within the air that, if perceived by an ear, could be determined as sound.'
  • Sex Is Evil: Or at least, old people sex is gross to the immature Patricia Hakurei.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Reimu, Marisa, and Jean are all noticeably aged, especially the former and the latter, which have grown up considerably. Marisa is still rather childish in her own intelligent way, but seems to have a responsible side.
  • Shouldn't We Be in School Right Now?: Dawitsu seems to want Patricia to consider getting herself an academic education at the human village school.
  • Shout-Out: Dawitsu's attacks are a couple:
  • Silver Fox: Seems to be averted with Jean, who apparently has noticeable wrinkles and creases on his face, but a nice, genuine smile, nonetheless.
  • Slipping a Mickey: Dawitsu does this to Reimu at some point to calm her down.
  • Slumber Party: The Narration sarcastically refers to a gathering as such regarding Yukari, Reimu, Marisa, Jean, and Dawitsu all together in Yukari's bedroom.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: After solving only one incident (and barely surviving that), Patricia suddenly becomes rather smug. This comes back to bite her in the ass.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Up to Eleven. Practically every other verbal exchange is a form of this.
  • The Speechless: Yukari's Oni Shikigami seems to be this, and communicates via some form of sign language.
  • Status Quo Is God: At first, 'the creature'/Gizoid seems to want to actively defy this. Also, the entire book spits in the face of Canon's status quo, and all changes to the canon from the 'Touhou Doujin' series are present here.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Many characters not how similar Patricia is in both looks and attitude to Reimu, and while the latter's understandable, the former is strange, as they're not actually blood-related.
  • Stupid Sexy Friend: Although how they're friends is dubious, Patricia apparently subconsciously finds Dawitsu of all people attractive as he's the image representative of her Sex Drive in her dream. Even Patricia's surprised by this...
  • Suddenly Always Knew That: Invoked to add suspicion as to what exactly Yukari and Dawitsu are up to and how they are related to the incident- as an incident is occurring in the underground, and mysteriously, they have seemed to already known about it and had prepared for it.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Satori Komeiji is this, loving to her pets despite her cold exterior.
  • Suicide Attack: A Dawitsu Chibi's attack known as 'Copycat Sign: Suicide Grunt's Lament' would be, however, it stays away from Patricia as it blows itself up, as it is killing itself to avoid giving away information rather than to harm Patricia. Also, a needler sentinel that runs out of ammunition attempts this in Chapter Eight.
  • Take Over the World: When Utsuho Reiuji manages to get 'the creature' onto her side, she decides to make it achieve this for her. It seems she didn't learn from the first time.
  • Taking You with Me: Seemingly what 'Okuu Junior' was trying with its last, desperate, all-out attack, given it was weakly saying 'Battle impossible' before it attacked.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: In-universe- Patricia finds her dream's rendition of Yukari far too saccharine to be real.
  • Technical Pacifist: Yutaka seems to be becoming more of this rather than her former Actual Pacifist portrayal, as she now seems willing to use offensive spellcards... but only in conjunction with Patchouli. If Patchouli isn't involved in the fight, she doesn't bother.
  • Techno Babble: Both the narrator and 'the creature' are fond of this.
  • Tempting Fate: Reimu just wishes a real incident would come along...
  • The Unfought: Satori approaches Patricia like a typical stage five boss. She isn't the stage five boss, and just lets her go past her. No, the stage five boss is 'Okuu Junior'.
  • The Battle Didn't Count: Towards the end of its battle with Patricia, Okuu Junior, while damaged, is still perfectly intact, at least enough to outfly Patricia with ease, and simply leaves without a word.
  • Think of the Censors: When Ran is about to request a no doubt highly depraved sex act from Dawitsu, he stops her mid-sentence, saying the trope ad verbatim and that it's only a T-rated fanfiction.
  • Time Skip: This book is (according to the author) the start of a sister series to the 'Touhou Doujin' series, and is, as the name suggests, set Twenty Years Later than the first series of fanfics.
  • Too Dumb to Live: A Dawitsu Chibi Clone that discovers 'the creature' and Utsuho working together declares its success to the world. Cue it getting swiftly dispatched by 'the creature'.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Very temporarily induced in Patricia after she loses to Marisa and Dawitsu. She quickly regains her memories by discussing the reason she's suddenly dreaming with a sickeningly sweet image of Yukari in a random dream library.
  • Trickster Mentor: Marisa, Dawitsu, and possibly Yukari to Patricia.
  • Tsundere: While Reimu seems to have grown up considerably, she is still rather like this. Patricia seems to have picked it up off of her, too.
  • Unknown Rival: Poor Mima. She assumes Reimu would have told her successor all about her due to her supposed great rivalry with Reimu, however, Patricia has never even heard of her. This only makes her angrier.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Marisa, of all people. She was the one who accidentally activated the Gizoid in Dawitsu's office and set off the whole series of events.
  • Victory by Endurance: Patricia's victories against Yuugi (who obviously is not affected by any of her attacks) and to some extent, her first fight with 'Okuu Junior'.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Mima seems rather calm, and is somewhat of a Deadpan Snarker to Satori. Once she sees Patricia, however, she at first thinks it's Reimu, and begins to wonder (stammering all the while) how on earth she's stayed young for so long, as well as most likely being confused by the presence of her former rival in the Underground at all. When Patricia reveals that she's just her successor, she becomes a Large Ham, seemingly not over her breakdown, and mercilessly attacks Patricia with all her might. Also, the Gizoid becomes increasingly frustrated with Patricia's inability to die.
  • Villains Never Lie: 'The creature' does not exactly hide its aims, despite being a Hidden Agenda Villain. They just switch at the drop of a hat.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: While not best buds, Marisa and Dawitsu seem to have a fairly close, yet vitriolic friendship.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Dawitsu shows that with his replica of the Spytron from Team Fortress 2, he's capable of this, at least to fellow humanoids like Reimu and Marisa. He also discusses this with Mamizou at a party in his Mansion, wishing to acquire her techniques.
  • We Are as Mayflies: A Chibi Clone of Dawitsu discusses this trope at one point, comparing its life scaled to a human's is like a human's life scaled to a youkai's.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: A chibi clone of Dawitsu's seems to take pride in the fact that he did 'the original' proud. Before being shot down to his death.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Utsuho seems to be having trouble convincing herself that she is this. Her argument is that she would help to 'liberate' the underground youkai by giving them access to the above-ground.
  • What an Idiot!: In-universe. Upon Dawitsu revealing that the Gizoid is no longer following his commands and that he programmed it to be able to change its own master to the most powerful being it came across, Reimu herself considers Dawitsu's entire plan easily hijacked.
  • When I Was Your Age...: Never really quite said this way, but Reimu and Marisa both act with this sentiment towards Patricia at times.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Patricia apparently has a fear of the Youkai Forest, in particular, Feral Youkai that dwell there. However, when accompanied by Marisa and Jean, she seems safe.
  • Why Won't You Die?: The Gizoid of all things gets frustrated with Patricia's apparent invincibility, and rants, 'Luck is an irrational concept, but your survival is defying probability.', and later, in a much more angered tone, says 'This is illogical. Probability of termination of biotics such as humans is one hundred percent, given the circumstantial parameters... this... does not... compute... this... does not... compute...'.
  • Wild Card: Dawitsu
  • Will-o'-the-Wisp: Evil Spirits are described as 'Will-o-wisps' by the narrator.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Marisa and Jean's from The Epilogue was resolved. They do.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Patricia, in spades. She's capable of philosophical thought, shows an amazingly good intuition, and picks up new ideas easily.
  • Worf Was Tired: Dawitsu's excuse for not being an extra boss to Patricia was that he was tired and had only just got up. Subverted in his Attention Whore ways make him partially an extra boss, alongside Marisa, and he put up an impressive fight despite his so-called tiredness, ultimately only being defeated by his own attack.
  • Worthy Opponent: Mima seemed to be testing whether or not Patricia was similar to Reimu in that respects, and Mima certainly seems to consider Reimu this.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Mima out and out states she intends to kill Patricia in vengeance for Reimu forgetting her existence. Also, the Gizoid shows no qualms attacking Patricia, and states its intention to 'terminate' her also.
  • You Need to Get Laid: Ran uses this to insult Reimu, boasting that she actually gets to have sex, while she doesn't.
  • Zombie Gait: While on the verge of what it after claims to be a near-fatal meltdown, 'the creature' walks like this, the narration even lampshading it: '[the creature] shuffled to the battery in the same way a zombie would in a cheap B-movie'.

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