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Tropes which appear in the first, eponymous story in the Touhou Doujin: Dawitsu's Folly fanfic series.

Note that YMMV tropes should go on the YMMV page for the series.

  • Early Installment Weirdness: The writing style is far less descriptive, the characters are more unrealistic, the whole plot's a little less thought out than in later books.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Considering the harsh depiction of Remilia and Yukari, Remilia is quite the protective sister, if anything.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Dawitsu imitates Zant's cleaver spin at one point.
  • Falcon... PAWNCH!
  • Fantastic Racism: Not exactly extreme, but Aya puts on a 'human impression' voice while imitating Marisa. Sort of makes sense, given Youkai are a different species to the short-lived humans.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: Inverted. Yuyuko comes home to find her house destroyed by Yukari and Dawitsu's brawling. The response? "Oh, I think the 'destroyed look' is very in..."
  • Fight Scene: Two, one between Reimu, Marisa, and Dawitsu, the other Yukari and Ran Yakumo versus Dawitsu and Yutaka.
  • For the Lulz: The reason Dawitsu steals Laevateinn is so he can cause an incident to "introduce [himself] to the place".
  • Glomp: Sakuya glomps Dawitsu suddenly, declaring him 'kind'. This is superficially disliked by Dawitsu, but we all know he loved it...
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Yukari and Dawitsu's Danmaku Battle eventually becomes the Gensokyo equivilent of that, that is, a melee-only fight.
  • Hammerspace: Dawitsu is stated to have this power.
  • Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: Remilia makes 'negotiations' with Dawitsu by making Dawitsu up his offer every time they try and come to a new deal instead of meeting him halfway.
  • The Heart: Yutaka stops Dawitsu's Roaring Rampage of Revenge by being this.
  • Heroic BSoD: Dawitsu "copes" with losing Yutaka by drinking whiskey all alone, and is found lying on his dining room table by Aya.
  • Hidden Depths: Aya may be the bane of everyone's existence and a massive slanderer, but she trusts and appreciates Reimu's heroism more than many in Gensokyo. She also counsels Dawitsu during his BSOD.
  • Human Shield: Yukari uses Ran as one.
  • Humiliation Conga: Dawitsu somewhat masochistically allows a 'free slap session' in his mansion as some strange form of Atonement for his transgressions.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Yutaka certainly plays this role while Dawitsu is fighting Reimu and Marisa, and seems to be the only one actually noticing the two planning their assault.
  • I'm Standing Right Here: Yutaka tries to subtly point out that Patchouli Knowledge is standing right behind him as he discusses whether her sexuality is compatible with Yutaka. He comically misses the point until it's too late. Followed by Patchouli playing the exact same trope as she says 'Your Boss doesn't speak to people all that well, does he?' and Dawitsu lampshading it.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: See Affably Evil above.
  • Innocent Cohabitation: Patchouli Knowledge spends the night at the Dawitsu Mansion in a totally innocuous manner, yet all it takes is Aya to twist this into an... interesting conclusion and/or hypothesis.
  • Insistent Terminology: Dawitsu is Yutaka's BOSS, not Master.
  • It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: Dawitsu literally says this word-for-word about being hungover after having an unseen drinking contest with Suika.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Most of Yukari's criticism of Dawitsu is pretty legitimate.
  • Large Ham: Aya, Dawitsu.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Sakuya briefly thinks Dawitsu could be gay. She is mistaken.
  • Mimicry for Dummies
  • Lack of Empathy: Yukari doesn't seem to understand why Yutaka doesn't like serving under her compared to the person she's spent years of friendship with.
  • Morning Routine
  • Big "NO!": Dawitsu, after finding out that Yukari obtained ownership of Yutaka.
  • Not Me This Time: Marisa is accused of stealing laeveteinn due to her reputation as a thief, but, it isn't her this time.
  • The Paralyzer: Patchouli has a method of paralyzing vampires in an instant using magic.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Flandre Scarlet, more so than in the other books, where instead her personality is explored rather than her raw power.
  • Petite Pride: Dawitsu wants Sakuya to feel this way.
  • Pinch Me: Reimu visits the Dawitsu Mansion in chapter twelve to find Sakuya, Patchouli, Ran, and Chen cohabiting in the house with Dawitsu and Yutaka. She concludes it has to be a dream, and tries to confirm this by hitting her head against the wall. She is in the real world...
  • The Power of Love: A subtle example (compared to love being transformed into Frickin' Laser Beams, at least). The reason Chen, Ran, and Sakuya all prefer Dawitsu to their respective Mistresses or ex-Mistresses is due to his caring attitude towards them.
  • Precision F-Strike: Ran Yakumo saying 'Give me the damn thing!' wouldn't be as powerful if it wasn't coming from the same person who never swears again in the rest of the series. It even causes Chen's tails to go between her legs.
  • Pretend Prejudice: Downplayed. Alice joins Marisa in her mockery of Patchouli's supposed 'homosexuality' (which turns out to be true anyway) by saying she considers attraction to the same gender 'simply unforgivable'. Turns out she's gay for Marisa.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Flandre plays this straight in this book, however, in later books Character Development kicks in an she stabilizes.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Ran attempts to be this to Yutaka, even dressing up as her to try and replace her. Dawitsu does not take kindly to it.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Dawitsu, already under stress due to his up and coming battle with Yukari, receives news that Aya did publish her findings on him, Yutaka, and Patchouli. The results aren't pretty, and it took Yutaka opening her eyes and pleading with her boss to stop him from burning down her house.
  • Running Gag: Aya's persistent breaking of everyone's walls instead of knocking on the door.
  • Sarcasm Mode: Reimu is noteably far more snarky in the first installment than the ones after, and uses this a lot.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Sakuya snaps and leaves her Mistress temporarily against her wishes because Remilia dropped a China Cup on the floor just so Sakuya could pick it up.
  • Security Cling: Dawitsu holds on to Yutaka while he hysterically tells her that he couldn't live without her at the prospect of losing her to Yukari.
  • Self-Deprecation: Dawitsu, of his entire gender- 'Yes, I'm a guy. You know, the uglier, flat-chested, short-haired version of a woman.'
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Dawitsu tries this on Yukari by using the word "Duplicitous", who responds by saying "Stop using long words to make yourself sound intelligent. You're not.".
  • Big "SHUT UP!": Remilia gives one while punching Dawitsu to the ground after pointing out that she has no right being protective of her sister when she locks her in the mansion basement.
  • Sincerity Mode: When Aya tells Reimu about how genuinely appreciated she is in Gensokyo, she truly means it, and snaps back to her silly self afterwards.
  • Sweet Tooth: Most likely an obvious allusion to her Type A Tsundere attributes, Reimu requests Strawberry Tea from Yutaka after beating Dawitsu, which in itself isn't strange. It's the fact she wants sugar adding to it that's slightly odd.
  • Training Montage: Although not quite as spectacularly averted in Jean's Magical Education, Dawitsu averts this when training for his up-coming fight against Yukari.
  • Tranquil Fury: Played for Laughs. Aya breaks through Reimu's wall just as she's rebuilt it, causing Reimu to calmly say 'I hate you so much.'. Even funnier when Alice comes out with the exact same line to Marisa regarding her laziness and Aya lampshades it.
  • Uncomfortable Elevator Moment: Yutaka shares this with Marisa and Reimu several times on the way to Dawitsu.
  • Waxing Lyrical: Ran unintentionally references a-ha's "Take On Me", after she says, "Take on me! Take me on!", and this causes Dawitsu to burst into tears (as he's recently lost Yutaka to Yukari) and sing, "I'll... be... gone... in a day or TWOOOOOOOO!" before bursting into tears at how Yutaka would have loved the reference.
  • You Just Told Me: Aya claims to have several sources accusing Dawitsu of sexually harrassing Sakuya Izayoi. Dawitsu is quick to deny this, saying "I just joked about her wearing pads...". This bites him in the ass when Aya reveals she didn't really have any sources, and that this is going down in print.
  • You Wouldn't Shoot Me: A variant, closer to 'You wouldn't destroy my house'. Yukari claims Dawitsu wouldn't have Flandre destroy her house. Dawitsu proves otherwise, and almost fails to stop Flandre carrying out his threat once Yukari agrees to give Yutaka back. Thankfully Patchouli saves the day.


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