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"Next time, I might become the new student in your school. Be prepared. See you."

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.


This series provides examples of:

  • 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.
  • 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: In "The Judgement", Yuri successfuly overthrows Nanno by having her murdered by Waan, who later gets killed by Junko. Yuri feels like she is free to punish whoever she wants and kill whoever she wants. Though at the end we see a girl who looks like Nanno who looks down on her from the balcony.
  • 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.
  • Batman Gambit: In the last two episodes on Season 2, Yuri plans a huge one against Nanno to make her mortal and die as a result. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • "Jenny X": 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Denser and Wackier: The premise of "The Rank" is more Played for Laughs than anything else.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: In "Liberation", Teacher A gets killed in the middle of the episode, causing the murderous Headmaster to finally take over. He is even willing to murder his own students.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Yuri could basically be this for most corrupt politicians in the world. Because like them, Yuri is also shown to be a very self-absorbed, corrupt, narcissistic and sadistic tyrant who enjoys torturing and abusing others who are below her, regardless whether they are evil or innocent and even attempts to slander and overthrow Nanno as well. It is even clear that Yuri is only interested in relishing the powers she got and protecting her own assets rather than helping people and she abuses them instead for her own amusement, using "revenge" as excuse.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hypocrisy: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • OOC 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 his karma for his thieving ways.
    • "True Love": Thanks to Nanno revealing everyone's secret loves, Mrs. Naruemol gets to fall in 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 to Eleven 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 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.
  • Something Completely Different: "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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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