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"Next time, I might become the new student in your school. Be prepared. See you."
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Girl from Nowhere is a 2018 Thai psychological horror anthology series that aired on GMM 25 and is available outside of Thailand through Netflix. It stars Chicha Amatayakul as Nanno, a mysterious, clever girl who transfers to different schools, exposing the lies and misdeeds of the students and faculty at every turn.

The series was renewed for a second season in August of 2020, which premiered internationally on May 7th, 2021.


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  • The 2000s: The flashbacks in the BFF episodes take place during this period, when the former classmates were still in high school, seeing as they use old phones in them. Coupled with the fact that Nanno hasn't aged since then, this is also somewhat proof that she has existed for a long, long time.
  • The Ageless: Whatever Nanno is, she seemingly does not age and forever remains a high school student. This is exemplified in the BFF episodes; Nanno was part of the class featured in the 2-parter, but she hasn't grown any older since then when she shows up at the reunion years later.
  • All Just a Dream: What everyone at the end of "BFF, Part 2" is led to believe, but then a loop of Nanno cackling at them shows this isn't the case.
  • Alpha Bitch: The two mean girls in “Yuri” who treat Yuri as a servant.
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  • Ambiguous Ending: In "Trap", it's up to the viewer as to who killed Koh.
  • Ambiguously Human: Nanno. She looks just like a regular high school girl, and it's never explicitly or even implied as to what she is, but it is extremely clear she isn't human. According to an interview with Nanno's actress, she's apparently the daughter of Satan or something akin to the snake that tempted Eve to commit the first sin.
  • Anguished Declarationof Love: At the end of the season two episode, “True Love”, everyone’s anonymous matches are revealed including Miss Naruemol’s match, which turns out to be Miss Linda, who declares her love for her in front of the entire student body and faculty. After the ghost of her dead best friend, Ruethai, tells her she’s ready to love again, Miss Naruemol accepts and everyone cheers.
  • Anyone Can Die: While Season 1 did have a few deaths, Season 2 ramps up this factor, showing that with the beginning of Yuri and Junko's tyranny, all bets are off as to who all will come out of this dreary situation alive.
  • Asian and Nerdy: All the characters are Asian, obviously, but Kai in the BFF episodes apparently has had a GPA of 4.0 since kindergarten, wears glasses and is now a doctor.
  • Asshole Victim: Almost nearly everyone who crosses Nanno, honestly. It’s very easy to name a character who doesn’t deserve the fate they get.
  • Attention Whore:
    • Hann gradually becomes this in "Social Love", continuing to fake a relationship with Nanno because of the clout and the attention it brings him.
    • The principal of Lerdvidthi School in "Trophy" counts as one as well. Even when Mew paints a genuinely bad piece of art on stage proving that she did not create the paintings she said she did, and a student from the school of the real artist Mew plagiarized from exposes what she did, the principal completely ignores the cold hard facts in favor of the attention Mew's "art skills" bring him and his school.
  • Backstabbing the Alpha Bitch:
    • When it’s revealed that Thap had been sleeping with Fong’s best friend, Proud, behind her back, resulting in a fight that ends with Thap momentarily leaving her from Proud, Fong drinking heavily and being pushed to the ground by Thap which results in Fong having a miscarriage in front of the entire alumni and passing out from bloodloss.
    • Yuri turns on the two alpha bitches who’ve mistreated her at the end of her eponymous episode.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Yuri has gotten away with committing multiple crimes including murder and lives on to form a crime syndicate with Junko to destroy her next victims and cause more destruction for her own amusement, while those who were wise to her true nature (including Nanno) are dead or their lives are destroyed.
  • Bait the Dog: Throughout Season 2, when Yuri is introduced, she seems like a messed up human whose life was ruined by the mean girls Nana and Tubtim and after getting Nanno's powers by accident, it seemed like she would understand and learn from her how to help get justice and give karma to others the right way after screwing up several times by causing deaths. Sadly, the last two episodes of that season dashes any hope for her as Yuri turned out to be an evil sociopath who has no empathy or remorse for her actions and is willing to cause destruction and ruin innocent lives, including Nanno's, to achieve her goals.
  • Bait-and-Switch: "Lost and Found" seems to have Nanno stringing TK along for the ride and her going through a smug routine of having him face karma. What actually happens is that while the plan has Nanno rat TK out for stealing money, it was all for a chance for TK to see his father and that TK was really a nice person all along and it ends on a happy note for him.
  • Based on a True Story: The series is based off of real-life incidents.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: Yuri's whole arc is this. It shows how she ended up becoming as evil, tyrannical and vile as the people Nanno takes down throughout the series, even more worse than the Mean Girls who abused her from her Start of Darkness episode, Kaye from "SOTUS" and Teacher A from "Liberation".
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: A semi-running theme on the characters in this show. Highlighted the most in the Wonderwall episodes.
  • Big Damn Kiss:
    • Nanno kisses TK in "Lost & Found". A very out of character moment for her, but a very heartfelt and cute one nonetheless.
    • Miss Linda and Miss Naruemol in “True Love”, resulting in raucous cheers and applause from students and faculty alike.
  • Big Bad: As of "The Judgement", Yuri firmly cements herself as this.
  • Big Bad Slippage: Yuri's entire arc in Season 2 is considered as this.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Yuri, who plays the role of a poor obedient girl mentally, verbally, and sexually abused by two alpha bitches. She actually betrays both Nanno and her clique. After the episode, she proceeds to meddle in Nanno’s plans and set up her own schemes, firmly cementing her as the series' main Big Bad.
  • Bittersweet Ending: "Lost & Found" ends with TK being reunited with his father but Nanno must "disappear" from his life and they may never see each other again.
  • Black-and-Gray Morality: With minor exceptions like the first episode, most of the series operates on this. Most of the characters are on varying shades of gray while others are darker. Could arguably also be Grey-and-Gray Morality instead in some episodes.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: Many of the episodes in the series are quite violent, but "BFF, Part 2" is by far the most bloody and gruesome. When Nanno reveals that she spiked her former classmates' drinks with poison, everyone starts brutally fighting over the syringe holding the cure, beating, strangling and stabbing each other. Chai eventually gets the syringe in the end and injects the cure into himself, making everyone else start killing him and drinking his blood. The night ends with those who remained alive passing out onto the floor due to the actual contents of the syringe, drenched in blood.
  • Bookends: In "Lost and Found", TK and Nanno are wearing hoodies when they meet. In the end, they're wearing the same hoodies and it starts to rain when Nanno leaves him.
    • Season 2 begun with Nanno facing her back to the camera as it cuts before she turns to look back and ends with her doing the same thing.
  • Bottle Episode: They venture outside in some scenes, but most of "Trap" takes place within one classroom.
  • Break the Badass: In the last two episodes of Season 2, Nanno goes through one. Just to hit home how dangerous, manipulative and dreaded Yuri is and how she is always one step ahead of Nanno, making it impossible to defeat her.
  • Breather Episode: In a very much dark and gritty series, there are bound to be at least one episode which is much lighter and ends on a positive note:
    • "Lost and Found": Nanno falls in love with TK and at the end, reunites him with her father. However, she is forced to leave him because of her job.
    • "True Love": Nanno helps students and Ms. Nareumol find love at the end of the episode, with the latter finally embracing her sexuality and getting together with the teacher, Linda. Considering this was only the second episode of Season 2, since the rest of the season grows more and more bleaker with Yuri's entrance.
  • Broken Bird: Ms. Aum in "Thank You Teacher". She's distraught over her husband running away from her and is abusive towards her young child because of it. The big Plot Twist of the episode is that Ms. Aum was never talking to her son, she's hallucinating him. She killed her son shortly after her husband got up and left, and the culmination of all this leads to her shooting up the school assembly and shooting herself as well.
  • Bungled Suicide: Due to Bam wishing the school janitor would die and writing about it on the cubicle wall, "Wonderwall, Part 1" ends with the janitor hung in front of the school for the entire student body to see. Somehow, according to a phone call between Bam and her mother in “Wonderwall, Part 2”, she got back to work on ’’the same day’’.
  • Call-Back: The song playing in the opening flashback of "BFF, Part 1" in which the classmates goof around, say their goodbyes and and see each other one last time before graduation is the same song playing over the montage of those same classmates brutally stabbing and beating each other at the reunion party years later in the second part.
  • The Casanova: Nanai, a popular boy with a habit of seducing girls and leaving them pregnant until he meets Nanno.
  • Central Theme: Each episode has one.
    • "The Ugly Truth": Manpulation of other people.
    • "Apologies": Jealousy and what it makes you do to others, as well as apologizing without feeling real remorse for your actions as a way to excuse them.
    • "Trophy": Plagiarism in Fiction.
    • "Hi-So": The divide between the poor and the rich.
    • "Social Love": The harmful effects of social media and rabid fans.
    • "Wonderwall": Be Careful What You Wish For.
    • "Lost & Found": What Parental Neglect can do to children.
    • "Trap": How we all have negative qualities to ourselves and are all bad people in one way or another.
    • "Thank You Teacher": How people reach their breaking points.
    • "The Rank": How our society values and perceives outward beauty.
    • "BFF": Dirty secrets and how we only want to remember fond memories and even shape bad ones to fit what we want to remember.
    • "Pregnant": Taking responsibility for putting burden on others.
    • "True Love": There is a light at the end of the dark tunnel.
    • "Minne and the Four Bodies": Guilt and actions coming back to bite you.
    • "Yuri": Start of Darkness.
    • "SOTUS": Ragging and it's consequences.
    • "Liberation": Abuse of power by teachers and principal.
    • "JennyX": Exploitation of a celebrity.
    • "The Judgement": Injustice and how there are corrupt people out there who end up being a Karma Houdini since they have taken over the position of power by force.
  • Cruel Twist Ending: "The Judgement" ends on this note.
  • Cute Sports Club Manager: Nanno becomes this to the soccer players when she becomes their new manager in "Wonderwall, Part 1". This infuriates Bam, the other manager who is seen as more of a nuisance to the players than helpful.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Nanno has dark hair and is supposedly the daughter of Satan, but she's only there to expose the sins of humans who are worse off than her and she even is shown to fall into a relationship with TK. Averted with Yuri who is fully pure evil.
  • Dark Secret: In the BFF episodes, most of the former classmates are established to have grown up to live successful lives as adults. However, Nanno shows up at the reunion to expose their dirty secrets: Thap cheated on Fong in their high school days with Nanno under the alias of "Tan". Fong knew about this and was the one who spread rumors about Nanno being a psycho to get revenge. In the present day, Thap is cheating on her once again with Proud, Fong is diagnosed with depression and self-harms, Meng uses his career in fashion photography to take advantage of underage women, Bell's cosmetics company sells fake products, Chai doses on steroids to help him as a bodybuilder, Kai is a money launderer and Wit escaped prison, paying for someone else to take his place.
    • Yuri is also revealed to have her own dark secret where she is a sociopathic sado-masochist who masks her true identity with an innocent and friendly poor schoolgirl facade in order to look for her next victims to torture and inflict pain and suffering on them.
  • Darkest Hour: The Season 2 finale "The Judgement" serves as a huge Trauma Conga Line for Nanno. Yuri defeats Nanno by trading her life to gain more power and become the new god along with Junko as her henchman and go on to kill millions, with nobody being able to stop their reign of terror.
  • Death Is Cheap: Best shown in "Apologies", as she's shown coming back to life multiple times in the episode, but it's shown throughout the series that Nanno won't and can't die.
  • Despair Gambit: In the last two episodes of Season 2, Yuri plans a huge one against Nanno to make her mortal and die as a result, as a "karma" for Nanno for punishing and subduing her in "Liberation". Starting in "Jenny X" when she sees Nanno helping Jane out of her situation, she decides to needlessly meddle in that as well so that it will drive Nanno into stealing Jane's identity which will make her feel guilty as a result and later in "The Judgement" when she sets Junko free in order to attack her own mother, deducing that Nanno might end up trying to save her, which she does and it results in Waan spitefully stabbing her for interfering. Yuri is finally happy that her plan to overthrow Nanno is a success and forms a Big Bad Duumvirate with Junko. Though it's still debated at this point if it was a Failure Gambit on Nanno's part.
  • Despotism Justifies the Means: After Yuri reveals her true pure evil side when she overthrows Nanno at the end of "The Judgement", she reveals that her goal is to spread the powers to others for her own amusement, as her second step at taking over the world as their new god.
  • Denser and Wackier: The premise of "The Rank" is more Played for Laughs than anything else.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: All of the sinners and villains Nanno takes down in Season 2 could very well be this, just to make way for Yuri and Junko as the Big Bad Duumvirate.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: "Lost and Found" ends with TK reunited with his father, but Nanno has to walk away from his life to continue her mission and it's most likely they will never see each other again.
  • Disappointed in You: Nanno gives this look to Ms. Aum at the end of "Thank You Teacher".
  • Disproportionate Retribution: This is the main villain Yuri's whole modus operandi throughout the series after she gains Nanno's powers. She will kill anyone merely for fun regardless of who they are and what they do. Nanno ends up learning this the hard way.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Nanno and Yuri's dynamic could be that of Domestic Abuse. Just put the supernatural and karma elements aside and it's more like Nanno trying to escape from the clutches of an abusive woman in power (Yuri), which is made clear as Nanno is shown to be fearing Yuri and what all could she do to harm her due to her unpredictability. Yuri uses her higher status and connections to undermine Nanno in any way by subjecting her to psychological and emotional abuse and finally "murder" her for daring to fight back against her and gloating to Nanno she will get away with everything because of her high status. Even Nanno's first meeting with Yuri is almost like a victim being charmed by her abuser before the abuser in question reveals their true colours to them after gaining their trust.
  • Downer Ending: Season 2 ends on a very bleak note with Yuri finally defeating and "assassinating" Nanno by pulling a Despair Gambit on her and hiring Junko as her partner and they go on to hunt their next victims. What's even worse is that for the first time in the series, neither of them are punished for their actions.
  • Dramatic Irony: In "Lost and Found", Nanno questions why TK is thinking she'll disappear. TK responds that he thinks that she'll just go away when she finally has had her fun. Considering that previous episodes had her laughing maniacally at the chaos she sows, he has a point.
    • Most of the students and teachers would refer to Nanno as a "psycho bitch", not being aware that she was not the person they should be worrying about...
  • Driven by Envy: The reason why Taew and I-Tim eventually turn on Nanno in "Apologies".
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Nanno fits this to a tee.
  • The Ending Changes Everything: "The Judgement" revealing Yuri and Junko as the Big Bad Duumvirate is what turns the series from an anthology thriller to Game of Thrones.
  • Enemy Mine: Nanno and Yuri are primarily at odds with each other through season 2. However, they'll (nominally) work together to hurt their more evil targets. "Liberation" in particular features the duo working against a strict, oppressive school system. Granted, Yuri finds a way to shove Nanno out a window as part of the scheme, so they still find ways to hurt each other while focusing on other targets.
  • Even Evil Can Be Loved: "Lost and Found" reveals that even Nanno can show feelings of compassion and love when she bonds with TK.
  • Everybody's Dead, Dave: After the entire school chases Bam when she goes to erase all the writing off the cubicle wall in "Wonderwall, Part 2", she finds out the writing is unable to be erased and instead writes that she wishes everyone would disappear to make them stop bombarding her. Everyone does... that is, everyone in the entire world. Bam is the only one left and the episode ends with her desperately calling out if anyone's there to an empty campus, only for her to slowly disappear herself.
  • Everyone Has Standards: While Nanno acts as an agent of karma and has no qualms toying with her targets, she questions Yuri of killing Lucky was really necessary to teach K a lesson.
  • Evil Laugh: Nanno has a very peculiar cackle that is extremely unnerving.
  • Expy: Nanno is one of Tomie with the main difference being that Nanno is not as evil or self-absorbed as Tomie. However, after "The Judgement", Yuri is revealed to be the true expy of Tomie since she fits all of her qualities like torturing people for her own sadistic amusement just to gain profit and wealth.
    • TK from "Lost And Found" is partially based on Tracy Di Vincenzo from On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Like her, he is also Nanno's first love who at the end becomes a Lost Lenore for her, luckily unlike Tracy, he survives. But sadly after the events of Season 2, it's unknown if the same can be said for Nanno...
    • Speaking of which, Nanno and Yuri's dynamic could be compared to Walter and Jesse's from Breaking Bad/ In both situations, Jesse and Nanno take in an abused doormat (Walter and Yuri) to help them out with their issues surrounding their bullies and financial problems. But as the series progresses, both Walter and Yuri end up getting drunk with power and grow more and more unhinged and psychopathic to the point where they begin to abuse and torture both Jesse and Nanno, the ones who took them in to help them.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Unlike Nanno who is fully aware that there are good people out there and there are times she gives positive karma to the genuinely good-hearted people, namely TK and Ms. Nareumol, Yuri doesn't care about it at all since she enjoys creating chaos and destruction for her own amusement.
  • Evil All Along: At first Yuri was introduced to be more of an Unscrupulous Hero after getting Nanno's powers, because of which some of her actions in "SOTUS" and "Liberation" concerned the latter about Yuri's sanity. The end of Season 2 finally reveals that Yuri is the pure evil Big Bad the whole time, lying to Nanno about learning from her when in reality she was planning on disposing her and using her powers for tyrannical gain and making Junko her muscle. to destroy humanity all together.
  • Faking the Dead: Season 2 culminates in Nanno seemingly being Killed Off for Real, hinted at by an offhanded line by Yuri claiming that she's become mortal. However, the epilogue implies that this is what's really happening; Nanno seems to be faking her death to get away from a world where everyone always does as they please.
  • Foreshadowing: At the end of "Minnie and the Four Bodies", when Nanno witnesses Minnie being murdered by Yuri, you could notice her expression becoming more and more fearful, which is almost like a woman realising her abuser has returned to her life...
  • Formula-Breaking Episode: "Lost and Found" acts more like a romantic drama / coming of age story that focuses on Nanno and TK falling in love with one another, and is the only episode in Season 1 where the focus character gets a happy ending.
  • For the Evulz: Yuri, dear god!, Yuri. She is epitome of this trope as she doesn't care about bringing karma to evil-doers. She is only interested in revenge and fulfilling her bloodlust by killing people for her own amusement, regardless whether they are evil or innocent. So much so, she could give Blofeld from Spectre and No Time to Die a run for his money.
  • Grey Rain of Depression: "Lost and Found" ends this way with Nanno having to leave TK for good to continue her mission.
  • Hate Sink: Yuri. While it's understandable that she was tortured by the two mean girls in the past, it doesn't justify the fact that she turns into a sadistic and power-hungry bitch after getting Nanno's powers, to the point she uses them to kill people out of pettiness and amusement, regardless of whether they are innocent or evil and asserts her dominance over Nanno. Even worse is that she is the only villain Nanno failed to bring karma to. So till this day, fans are hoping Yuri gets a long-awaited Laser-Guided Karma.
  • High-School Sweethearts: In the BFF episodes, Thap and Fong started dating in high school and are still together up to this day. It seems like it on the surface, but their relationship has been anything but sweet.
  • How We Got Here:
    • "Thank You Teacher" opens with Ms. Aum shooting up a school assembly. The rest of the episode reveals how we got to that point.
    • “Yuri” starts off with an opening shot of three dead and bloodied girls, one of them being Yuri herself, with the rest of the episode leading up to that point in the story. It even serves as an Origin Story as to how she got the same powers as Nanno.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Nanno is one of these as she arrives in each school to expose the darker sides of many of the students and, according to her actress in an interview, is the daughter of Satan himself.
  • Hypocrite: Nanno calls out most people who are unlucky enough to cross her path for their hypocritical actions, such as her former classmates out on their hypocrisy in "BFF, Part 2", as they claim to be best friends but go as far as to brutally murder each other in order to save their own lives.
    Nanno: Aren't you guys the ones who hurt and killed each other? I haven't done anything. And you said you loved each other. United.
  • Iconic Outfit:
    • Nanno is always wearing a school uniform. Always. Even when the situation doesn't require her to wear one, such as hanging out with the kids in “Apologies” and with Dino and his friends outside of school in "Hi-So" for example, she still does.
    • Yuri as well who always wears a school uniform with a red ribbon around her ponytail.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: TK only steals so he can get his father's attention for once, and is grateful for Nanno's presence since he never had friends.
  • Invincible Villain: Yuri not only commits multiple evil misdeeds throughout the series that makes her equally worse as the people Nanno takes down, but also is the only one who is a Karma Houdini. Meaning she is the hardest villain to give karma to. Out of all the bad guys Nanno took down, Yuri is now The Dreaded of them all.
  • Initiation Ceremony: The entire premise of SOTUS.
  • Jackass Genie: Season 1 Nanno generally acts more as a purveyor of Laser-Guided Karma, usually resulting in her Asshole Victim of the week getting their just desserts. Season 2 Nanno becomes more of this, usually culminating in An Aesop of Be Careful What You Wish For. Sometimes, though, it's more a result of having to improvise due to her ongoing conflict with Yuri.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: What Yuri turns out to be.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Minnie, who has gotten away with various things due to her father’s money. She even appears to get away with murdering 4 classmates while drunk-driving until the end.
  • Kids Are Cruel: A running theme throughout, but is most exemplified with how downright evil Nanno's former classmates treated and alienated her in the BFF episodes and with how Nana, Tuptim, and Yuri would hire men to violently assault girls from school they didn’t like for blackmail material. As the series progress, Yuri herself proves to be as worse as the students Nanno takes down. Averted in the cases of "Lost and Found", "True Love" and "Liberation" as T.K. in the former episode is a kind person who Nanno falls in love with while in the latter two episodes, the students agree with and support Nanno.
  • Lack of Empathy: Yuri has this. She is incapable of feeling any real emotions or remorse for her crimes and she only fakes it when it's convenient to her and wants to achieve her disturbing goals. This trait is also what helps her slowly grow into an invincible and stronger entity.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The premise of the series. Nanno makes sure that her victims get their deserved karma. It's especially noticeable in "The Ugly Truth", when Mr. Win has sex with Nanno, she asks several times if he's sure he wants to have sex with her and whether he knows what he's doing is wrong.
    • In a lighter but bittersweet version of this, TK gets what he wants in the end (to be with his father) but karma comes in and he has to lose something just as important, Nanno.
    • Subverted with Yuri and Junko in "The Judgement", who are the only ones to be a Karma Houdini in the series and walk off without any consequences of their actions.
  • Lighter and Softer:
    • For a show so dark and disturbing, "Lost & Found" is quite light-hearted in comparison. It even ends on a happy note for TK.
    • "The Rank" is visually this, having brighter lighting as well as lots of pinks and other pastels. However, Light Is Not Good.
    • Also noticeable in “True Love” which ends with Miss Naruemol finding love with a new (female) teacher thanks to Nanno.
  • Literal Genie: In form of the, well, bathroom stall wall in the Wonderwall episodes. Writing anything on it will make it come true. As you might expect, things go horribly wrong.
  • Meaningful Name: “Nanno” in Thai means “Karma”, alluding to her role as an inhuman entity who delivers karmic justice to people who think they can get away with their actions.
    • Yuri's name is more of an Ironic Name, which means "light of god." While in reality, Yuri is a pure evil tyrannical psychopath who enjoys hurting and torturing others below her and ruin lives for fun.
  • Mock Millionaire: In "Hi-So", Dino is believed to be the richest kid in school but is actually quite poor. He ends up renting a mansion from Nanno in order to keep up the charade and fool his spoiled rich friends.
  • Mr. Seahorse: Nanai from "Pregnant" becomes this after having sex with Nanno, as Laser-Guided Karma for having knocked up multiple female students and getting away scot-free. He soon loses his popularity and general role as the school ace, his parents abandoned him with money to get rid of his "strange condition", and while attempting to get an abortion Express Delivery kicks in, leaving him alone with a newborn daughter he couldn't bring himself to kill off.
  • Mugging the Monster: Nana and Tuptim really thought they had an easy mark in Yuri, setting her up to be raped violently for blackmail material and being their obedient poverty pet, who they could boss around and throw money at. Even before Yuri absorbs some of Nanno’s powers from her blood in the bathwater the rapists drown her in to keep her quiet, she was a force to be reckoned with. This also foreshadows Yuri being an Unreliable Narrator, making Nanno and the audience question whether Yuri is really a sociopathic fraud who fabricated her entire life.
  • Murder by Inaction: A poor female student is left to die right outside the classroom in "Trap". Revealed at the end of the episode to not actually be the case; she just had an asthma attack out of fear and fainted.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: In Season 2, Yuri.
  • Nice Guy: TK from "Lost and Found". Despite being into thieving, he is really a troubled boy who just wants his father's love, respects Nanno as a friend and is willing to take the fall for a heist. So nice that Nanno herself begins to fall in love with him.
  • The One That Got Away: Nanno is this to TK in "Lost and Found", though this is more because she has a duty to attend to. Not that she's happy about this arrangement...
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Nanno in "Lost and Found" is not like the smug troll that's giving people karma. She warms up to TK and cries at the end of the episode instead of giving out her Evil Laugh.
  • Parental Neglect: The reason TK shoplifts and causes trouble in "Lost & Found" is to get the attention of his absent father. Nanno is able to reunite the two at the end.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite her cruelty, Nanno is known to do some acts of kindness.
    • "Lost and Found": She may have had TK be framed for stealing the money of the principal, but it was all in the hopes that he gets to be with his father again. Unlike most students being angry at her, TK thanks her and understands that this was karma for his thieving ways.
    • "True Love": Thanks to Nanno revealing everyone's secret loves, Mrs. Naruemol gets to find love with her female co-worker, with applause from faculty and students alike.
  • Plagiarism in Fiction: The central theme of "Trophy". Mew feels invisible, untalented and as if everyone is better than her at her school, which praises and elevates talented visionaries and geniuses. Nanno tells her to plagiarize art off the internet and claim it as her own, which she does, putting her in the spotlight at school.
  • Please, Don't Leave Me: TK asks this of Nanno in "Lost and Found", making it sadder that she has to.
    TK: I really like being with you. Please don't disappear on me...
    TK: (final lines of the episode) What if I don't want to lose someone I love? I don't wanna lose you too...
  • The Promise: This is played with in "Lost and Found". TK asks Nanno to promise that she won't disappear on him, but later on he states that he would rescind on that promise to have him take the fall for their thieving scheme because he cares for her that much.
    TK: Promises are made to make us feel better about ourselves.
  • Rape as Drama: One of the boys in "Apologies" attempts to rape Nanno in her sleep after two girls drug her with sleeping pills.
    • In “Yuri,” it is discovered that Nana and Tuptim have a habit of setting their enemies up for this and in the end, Yuri sets it up for Nana and Tuptim and it serves as their cause of death.
  • "Ray of Hope" Ending: At the end of "The Judgement" it seems like Yuri and Junko get away with everything scot-free and cause more chaos. Though we see Nanno up at the balcony.
  • Reunion Revenge: Nanno shows up to the class reunion in the BFF episodes to expose all their dirty secrets as revenge for treating her like absolute shit throughout her time in high school.
  • Rise of Zitboy: In "The Rank", Ying gains acne after eating chocolate and falls out of the Top 10 beauties. Desperate to get back in (and take her revenge on Nanno, who outranked her), she tries multiple beauty products and sabotages other girls to make herself seem more beautiful in comparison.
  • Sadist Teacher: Teacher A, the main Big Bad of "Liberation". To the point that she may be a borderline sociopath who revels in punishing and torturing students if they break the rules. She is probably the most evil character in the series to date.
  • The Scapegoat: "In Lost and Found", TK tells Nanno if their robbery goes wrong to just blame it on him, showing how selfless he is when it comes to her.
  • Self-Harm:
    • In "Trophy", when Mew is asked to create a piece of art on-stage as part of an open house program at school, she bashes her own dominant arm with a hammer in order to get out of it and blames Pui as the one who did it. Spoiler alert, it doesn't get her out of it due to posting on social media prior that she supposedly can draw with her non-dominant arm.
    • Fong is also revealed to do this in the BFF episodes, having been diagnosed with depression. However, it’s implied that her self-harm is a manipulation tactic she uses to guilt-trip Thap into staying with her, since the first time she did it was after he broke up with after she orchestrated a group attack on Nanno.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Most of the characters Nanno encounters have some form of the sins or the other, but Yuri takes the cake as she checks off 3 of them, namely: Pride, Envy and Wrath. The first one because since she got Nanno's powers, she begins to believe that she is the greatest genius than Nanno and is implied to have a God Complex. The second because she is jealous of Nanno and wants to overthrow her and foil her plans. The third because she is driven by bloodlust to kill anyone, regardless if they are evil or innocent.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • The entire school for Hanno, the pairing between Hann and Nanno in "Social Love". It seems harmless if a bit extreme at first, but it's soon taken up a notch very, very quickly.
    • The end of "True Love" has the faculty and students cheer when the headmaster falls in love with her female co-worker.
  • Shipping Fuel: A lot of Nanno and TK's cute bonding scenes in "Lost & Found" are these. They even get a Big Damn Kiss scene.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Nanno falls in love with TK because he's such a good hearted person despite his thieving ways. It makes her having to leave him behind so much harder to look at.
  • Sliding Scale of Beauty: The all-girls school in "The Rank" uses a system to rank its students based on beauty. It's treated like somewhat of a caste system, with the top ten students being treated like the elite or royalty, living in a pristine mansion while other students have to deal with sub-par living conditions. Being fat is also treated as unbeautiful, with Chompoo, a plus-sized student, being in the lower ranks and treated like a lower lifeform by others. Only when she loses weight, thanks to Nanno's advice, that she rises up the ranks and wins the Shining Star award. This, of course, satirizes how much our society values outward appearance versus what's inside.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance:
    • The school shooting in "Thank You Teacher" is set to "12 Days of Christmas", since the episode is set around the holiday season and there are Christmas decorations everywhere.
    • The montage of the former classmates fighting over the syringe and brutally murdering each other in "BFF, Part 2" is set to a calming, pleasant song with a xylophone instrumental.
  • Spoiler Opening: Season 2's opening actually foreshadows Yuri's death and resurrection.
  • Status Quo Is God:
    • In "Social Love", Nanno falls into a coma after falling off the school rooftop, leaving Hann to take care of her for the rest of his life. Nanno is A-OK in the next episode, now in a different school as per usual.
    • At the end of Wonderwall, Bam's final wish erases the entire human race, and possibly even Nanno herself, from existence. This is only the seventh episode of the first season, and the rest of the series continues as if nothing happened.
    • This is horrifyingly Subverted in Season 2, since Yuri has got Nanno's powers, she makes sure that Nanno never recovers and comes back for another mission, leading to a lot of Surprisingly Realistic Outcome.
  • The Stoic: Nanno, natch.
    • Subverted in the Wonderwall episodes, where she acts nicer and more like a typical high school student. Of course, this still all part of the facade.
    • Also subverted in "Lost & Found", a significant episode in that it shows that Nanno is capable of having a heart, and this time, the feelings are genuine. She's even seen breaking down in tears when she has to leave TK for good.
  • Surprisingly Happy Ending: "True Love" ends with Nanno revealing everyone's anonymous lovers with Miss Naruemol falling in love with a female co-worker to applause from faculty and teachers alike.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Nanno learns this the hard way in "The Judgement", where she realises that she is too powerless to bring karma to Yuri and Junko, as they both have proven themselves to be extremely dreadful and will kill or torture anyone who gets in their way.
  • The Syndicate: Yuri is planning on building one of her own after she deposes Nanno and overthrows her.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: This is Yuri's whole trademark. She appears as a poor innocent schoolgirl on the surface and manages to fool everyone, even Nanno, an Ambiguously Human herself. When in reality, beneath the facade lies a remorseless and sadistic psychopath who is hell bent in making people suffer for her own amusement.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: At the end of the season 2 finale, Yuri forms a coup with Junko and overthrows Nanno by having her stabbed by Waan and take over her position.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Nanno typically offers her subject their heart's desire, only for them to become greedy for more or be dissatisfied with the snowballing consequences.
    • Fan favorite TK from "Lost and Found" is a notable exception. When Nanno points out that she gave him what he wanted most, his father's attention, at the cost of being arrested and spending time in juvenile detention, he considers that a fair price and thanks her for her help.
    • Subverted in episodes "True Love" and "Liberation" as well as all of the students from those episodes are on good terms with Nanno and even thank her for saving the day.
  • Unreliable Narrator:
    • In "Thank You Teacher", it is revealed that Ms. Aum's son has been dead since her husband left them (due to her own doing, she kills him shortly after her husband leaves) and is hallucinating him still being with her.
    • The case with the BFF episodes. The first half of part 2 is Nanno revealing what actually happened during her school days, vs what was told in part 1.
  • Vigilante Woman: Nanno is a unique example of this trope.
  • Viler New Villain: Yuri proves herself to be this. Unlike all the previous villains Nanno took down, Yuri proves herself to be the dreadful of them all and even proves her invincibility by escaping karma from Nanno at the end of Season 2.

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