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An erotic fantasy series by the author of Rosario Vampire: Brightest Darkness.

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  • Achilles' Heel:
    • Witches need a focuser to use their magic, and are helpless without them. They are also extremely flammable, save for Alyssa and her family.
    • The Gemini can only be killed by being pierced through both hearts with the Archlight and Hellfire Edge swords at the same time. The other Dark Queens have no such weakness.
    • Sand wraiths are vulnerable to fire, they can reconstruct themselves from almost any damage unless the majority of their bodies are burned away. They also absorb water, if one gets sufficiently wet, they're effectively paralyzed and helpless until they dry enough.
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    • Desuwraiths are extremely vulnerable to magic.
    • Aeon's Time Master powers give her migraines when she or someone else makes a sudden shift in the threads of possibility related to someone. Thus, if she kills someone directly (unless she rewinds time and restores them), the sudden cessation of that person's timelines causes a feedback reaction that would eventually kill her.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Most humans believe this to true of all monsters, though Daniel's showing that it is possible for them to be good. He's even managed to prove this with monsters even other monsters fear and hate.
  • Antagonist Abilities:
    • The Gemini can regenerate from any damage, making them only able to be killed by two specific weapons in tandem, and no one person can Dual Wield them due to the fact that Virgin Power is required to use one, and the other can only be used by a non-virgin.
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    • Aeon has Time Master powers, the only real limitation of which, besides migraines (if a projected timeline shifts), being that she can't kill someone directly or the feedback will kill her if she doesn't rewind time and undo it.
    • Seraph's Charm Person powers are so great that any monster that sees her, hears her, or even gets too close to her falls under her complete control. The fact that it doesn't work on humans is about the only limit to her ability.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Ember to Alyssa, believing herself to have been abandoned.
  • Ass Shove: Alyssa's favored punishment.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Daniel's Chick Magnet status for monster girls is because he can look past the fact that they're monsters and see the potential good girl within. Daniel's own belief that monsters can learn to control themselves and be good girls is because a Kitsune, a supposed Darker One, saved his life when he was a child.
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  • Burn the Witch!: Most witches are extremely weak against fire, Alyssa's family being the only known exception, gaining power from it instead.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: Consuming a fairy allows one to gain its magical power.
  • Cool Sword: The Hellfire's Edge and the Archlight's Edge, which can only be wielded by a non-virgin, and virgin, respectively. In addition to the Archlight's Edge granting Healing Hands powers, they can both do a Sword Beam attack, and are the only weapons capable of slaying the Gemini.
  • Cute Witch: All witches qualify to some degree, since they never physically age past puberty.
  • Cycle of Revenge: Between humans and monsters.
  • The Dividual:
    • The Gemini, is a being with two bodies, and maybe minds, but only one soul, often speaking in unison. They're even considered a single Dark Queen.
    • Apoch and Astreal.
    • The Desuwraiths are a three person version of this.
  • Enemy Mine: One of the points Daniel makes with his talks of peace is the possibility of unity against the species of monster that threaten humans and monster alike.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Darker Ones, monsters who are powerful enough, evil enough, or both, to be feared by humans and most monsters alike, including the soul stealing Deathmares, Kitsune, Succubi... and Fairies.
    • The four Dark Queens, sealed in the Cities of Eden, are considered by those who know them to be to Darker Ones what Darker ones are to normal monsters.
      • Even the Dark Queen Aeon is scared of the Tyrant Dark Queen, Seraph, who has the power to control any monster that sees her, hears her voice, or even gets too close to her.
  • Evil Is Petty: The Gemini form an army of more aggressive monsters because they're mad at how Daniel and the others got away from them, so they want to stomp all over his dream of peace between humans and monsters.
  • Fantastic Racism: Between humans and monsters. Many monsters view human men as nothing more than sources of sperm to continue their species, and the humans hate the monsters for the raping and murder, which some species are guiltier of than others. Even the cities that allow trade with the nicer species, under strict rules, have no scruples with overcharging them.
  • Glorified Sperm Donor: Many monsters view human men as this, even calling them things like seed sacks.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Daimon and, later, Triska.
  • Hammerspace: Triska's duffel bag.
  • Healing Factor: The Gemini can heal from being stripped to the bone and torn apart.
  • Horrifying the Horror:
    • Even many powerful and dangerous monsters are terrified of Darker Ones.
    • The Gemini likewise terrify even powerful monsters. The same goes for the other Dark Queens.
    • The Dark Queen Seraph terrifies every monster that knows of her.
  • Kill It with Fire: Many monsters, including witches and Sand Wraiths, are vulnerable to fire.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: Alyssa, who became known as the "Wildfire Witch" for accidentally burning down the forest she lived in an attempt to kill the wolves that killed her mother.
  • Mythology Gag: A number of Original Characters from Brightest Darkness show up, altered to fit the setting.
  • Necessary Evil: Many monsters view raping humans the only viable means of continuing their species.
  • No-Sell:
    • Alyssa is immune to fire, unlike most witches.
    • The Gemini are immune to anything but the Archlight's Edge and the Hellfire's Edge.
  • No Sense of Direction: Kroanette gets lost ridiculously easily. Considering that she's supposed to be a courier...
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: The elves trick humans into having sex with them by pretending to be helpless.
  • One-Gender Race: Monsters, of course. It's easier to list the exceptions, like Alyssa's demonic stallion Lucky, who was magically altered by a powerful witch, Tora's summoned snakes and Emily's eyeball creatures, which have no apparent gender, and Daemon Warrick the cambion, than it is to try to list all the monster races.
  • Orwellian Retcon: The second edition of the first book cuts out some of the conflicts between Alyssa and Triska, and does some general polishing.
  • Out with a Bang: The more malicious monsters have no problem raping men until they die of exhaustion.
  • Playing with Fire: Alyssa's family can't just create fire, but they can control existing fire to an extent.
  • Psycho Lesbian: The Gemini. They're some of the only monsters with no desire to have sex with men at all, but instead desire women (both for sex, including with each other and for food, though they're less picky about that).
  • Rape as Drama: Most monsters have to rape or otherwise trick and/or coerce human men in order to reproduce.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Emily's assault on Luna via her creatures is treated as a very horrific act.
  • Running Gag:
    • Triska's duffel bag, which is extremely heavy and seems to hold more than is physically possible, and Triska's confusion at everyone's questions about it.
    • Squeak forgetting about the language barrier.
    • Kroanette's inability to find her way.
    • Monsters wondering why humans have two names.
  • Split Personality: Triska's partial conversion into a succubus creates one named Kitten, who is initially in charge of their shared body before Doku helps free Triska.
  • Super Prototype: Ragnarok is the basis for the two Edge swords, but it was so powerful that it was sealed away, and the other swords created to split the power. Thus, it is also able to kill the Gemini, which it does.
  • Token Human: Triska is the only human in Daniel's harem. Katie tries to convert her into a Succubus, but she gets rescued and ends up a cambion with a Succubus split personality called Kitten.
  • Villainous Friendship: Tora and Katie, to the point that the former's death leaves the other genuinely distraught.
  • Virgin Power: The Arch lights edge can only be used by a virgin. Its opposite number, The Hellfire's Edge, is the opposite.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Kindra and Flarah, though the former more than the latter. Kindra even lets Flarah have it regarding how much damage she's caused.
  • Winds of Destiny, Change: Jinxes.
  • Witch Species: Witches, as well as some other magic capable monster races.

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