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Aria Reid and her mother has just moved into the house of Silas Reid, her late grandfather. While her best friend Melody is over, Aria starts hearing a strange laughter echoing through the house. During the night a mysterious book appear in Melody's arms and the two of them find an old study filled with occult objects. Among them is a strange gemstone, that when Aria touches it, releases a beautiful woman with horns, pointy ears and a tail. Giving her name as Lyria, she explains that she's a demon that has been trapped inside the stone for fifty years and that she's now bonded to Aria by the stone.

While seeking to sever the bond, Lyria displays a sexual interest in Aria, while Melody seems especially bothered by her presence. A small, winged creature called Sid also appear, claiming to be Lyria's familiar. Aria also has strange dreams of an unfamiliar place and a mysterious woman, while the spellbook unfolds many secrets concerning Aria's grandfather and the demon homeworld of Vega.

Starlight Vega is a Girls' Love Visual Novel developed by Razzart Visual and was released on Steam on April 14, 2016.

Provides Examples Of:

  • Another Dimension: Vega, the demon homeworld.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Sid quickly becomes attached to Melody because she treats him kindly and thanks him for his help, unlike Lyria or his true mistress, Scherza. Depending on the route, he may save her from danger or even choose to leave Vega to stay with her.
    • This is also the original basis for Melody's love for Aria; on her first day in school after being home schooled and never having any friends Melody was extremely nervous and Aria reached out to her. What for Aria was a simple act of kindness she didn't even think about much was a life-changing event for Melody.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Melody, Aria and Lyria, respectivly.
  • Butt-Monkey: Lyria sort of becomes one in Scherza's route. Not only does she lose Aria's affections to her younger sister, the last we see of Lyria in the route is her being forced to attend to duties of state in Scherza's stead while she spends some "quality time" with Aria (and is shown to be hating every second of it).
  • Big Bad: Silas Reid is the one who cast the curse which is destroying Vega.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Aria is fed some "ambrosia nut berries" in Scherza's route that affect her like alcohol, and being a teenager who has presumably never imbibed alcohol before, becomes quite tipsy after eating a few, eventually falling asleep on Scherza's bed. Scherza also has quite a few berries but doesn't show any sign of intoxication, though that may be down to demons having hardier constitution than humans.
  • Cast Full of Gay: Most named characters are lesbians.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Silas Reid gets his ghostly ass comprehensively kicked by Lyria, Scherza, and Melody at the end of the harem ending when the three women reveal they're working together.
  • Cute Bookworm: Melody.
  • Dance of Romance: Aria and Scherza have one in Scherza's route during a shared dream.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Scherza, as most apparent in her own route (though there are signs of it in others as well, most notably the harem ending.
  • Demoted to Extra: Lyria, in Scherza's route. After Aria goes to Vega alone, she mostly disappears from the second half until Aria convinces Scherza to get Melody to help with the translation, with Lyria coming with her. After her return she only really makes two more brief appearances in the route.
  • Disappeared Dad: Neither Aria nor Melody's fathers are ever mentioned.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Silas Reid caught his wife cheating on him with the king of Vega. Certainly not fun for him but his response was to kill both of them and cast a spell cursing the entire kingdom of Vega to have the life sucked out of it until everyone in it dies.
  • Distressed Damsel: Melody becomes one at the end of her's and Lyria's route when Silas Reid demands she be used as a vessel for the spirit of his deceased wife Lucinda, to which Scherza agrees out of a desire to save Vega and her people from his curse, necessitating Aria and Lyria rescue her. Subverted in the harem ending where it looks like this is going to happen again, only for The Reveal that Melody, Lyria, and Scherza have all allied against Silas and proceed to utterly wipe the floor with him instead.
  • Fantastic Racism: Humans are not well-liked in Vega.
  • Fantastic Romance
  • Fiery Redhead: Lyria, who's wild and impulsive.
  • First Girl Wins: Melody, if her route is pursued, as she has been best friends with Aria (and secretly carried a torch for her) for at least several years before the start of the novel and is also the first of the love interests we meet in the game.
  • Food as Bribe: Sid is pretty unwilling to do even simple favors for Aria until she starts bribing him with bacon.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The demon sisters. Lyria is foolish and Scherza is responsible, though both have the same goal and are ostensibly working together towards that end.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Melody is blonde and the nicest, most selfless character in the story.
  • Hot as Hell: Lyria is really sexually forward, but is equally interested in romance.
  • Hot Witch: Rhiannon, the court magician and chief advisor to Queen Scherza, is a beautiful, voluptuous woman and a human with significant magical power.
  • I Choose to Stay: Aria chooses to stay in Vega in both Lyria and Scherza's endings, with Melody returning to the human world, though with her budding magical powers there's a suggestion Melody will find a way to safely re-open passage between the two worlds. That actually happens in both Melody's own ending and the harem one in which she and Aria are able to travel freely between the two worlds, though in Melody's ending it takes a few years for her to figure out how to do it.
  • I Just Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Melody towards Aria in both Lyria and Scherza's routes, and Lyria in Melody's.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Everybody forgets about Aria, Melody, or the demons in Melody's, Lyria's, and Scherza's bad endings respectively.
  • The Lost Lenore: Aria's grandmother Lucinda seems to have been this for her grandfather. And for Queen Scherza.
  • Magical Girlfriend: Since Aria is a totally normal girl, Lyria and Scherza become this if she gets into a romantic relationship with them. Melody becomes one too since she continues to study magic after she and Aria get together and eventually finds a way to re-open the portal between Earth and Vega, though it takes several years for her to figure it out. In the harem ending she also helps Lyria and Scherza fight Silas Reid.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: Scherza is normally cold and imperious in her dealings with Aria, but this is mixed in with moments of actual affection on her route, which leave Aria confused as to what her feelings are.
  • Missing Mom: Aria's grandmother Lucinda disappeared when Aria's mom was a child, and the common assumption seems to be that her grandfather had something to do with Lucinda's disappearance and possible murder. Aria's mom states that nobody ever found Lucinda's body. This is because Lucinda died in Vega and was laid to rest there, and Silas certainly did have something to do with her death.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: In Lyria's bad ending, Scherza comes on to Aria and Lyria comes across them and assumes the worst. It's subverted if you have enough relationship points with Lyria; if so, she'll instead call Scherza out on trying to break her and Aria up.
    • In Melody's route Lyria plants a Forceful Kiss on Aria as Melody approaches with similar results as the above situation.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Lyria. Tall, red-haired, busty and flirtatious.
  • Multiple Endings: There are good and bad endings for Melody and Lyria, good and bad endings for Scherza, and a harem ending that unlocks once you complete all other routes. There's also a neutral Refusal of the Call ending at the very beginning, if you're the sort to do the smart thing and not touch the gem.
  • Musical Theme Naming: The protagonist and her love interests are named after musical terms.
  • My Beloved Smother: Melody's mom seems overprotective at the least and rather controlling and condescending to her daughter if you read into Melody's memories enough.
  • Nice Girl: Melody, who is even willing to totally forgive Sid after his betrayal.
  • The Nudifier: Happens twice; in Lyria's route a demon noblewoman who mocks Aria at a ball gets her clothes vanished by a spell cast by Sid, and in Melody's route Lyria uses a similar spell to destroy the costume dress she's wearing while running lines for a play with Aria, much to Melody's obvious embarrassment.
  • Oblivious to Love: Aria is, shall we say, less than adept at noticing other people's romantic interests in her.
  • Playing with Fire: Lyria, as befitting her Fiery Redhead nature.
  • Psychic Link: The lifestone creates one of these between Aria and Lyria; it causes them discomfort when they are too far apart, and they share each other's pain. A similar one is created between Aria and Melody in Melody's ending, though because it's the result of a healing spell Lyria casts to save Melody's life after she's almost killed by Silas Reid and not a curse, the only problems Aria suffers from being apart from Melody is a mild discomfort in her chest; and that might just be from missing her girlfriend.
    • Scherza is revealed to have one with Lucinda Reid, Aria's grandmother in her route who is Not Quite Dead and who Scherza hopes to revive, even though keeping her in stasis is part of what's causing the curse to ravage Vega. The climax of her route involves revealing this to Aria who then helps Scherza let go of Lucinda and terminate the link so she can move on and be with Aria instead.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Demons age slowly and are more long-lived than humans. They can, however, share some of their lifespan to extend the life of another.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Lyria is the red (and colour-coordinated for it), being flirtatious, sexually forward, and also tends to run hot emotionally. Scherza is the blue, being icy, aloof, and haughty though her primary colour is pink as opposed to blue.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Averted; despite having been revealed to have been in love with Aria's grandmother Lucinda in her route, Scherza denies that she ever saw Aria as a replacement for her.
  • Rescue Romance: Aria's romance with Scherza has shades of this, especially when Aria flees the palace and is almost lured into danger by a monster that mimics Melody's voice and is only saved by Scherza coming to her aid. Weaponized in the finale when Scherza locks herself in her room as the curse accelerates and begins devastating Vega, sealing her door behind an electrified forcefield. Aria decides to throw herself onto the field in the hopes that Scherza will rescue her. She does.
  • Soul Jar: The stone that Lyria was trapped within. Also the grimoire, which contains the spirit of its previous owner: Silas Reid.
  • Spell Book: A big and ominous grimoire is of great importance to the plot. It contains several generations work of magic spells and has protection from being touched or read by demons. It can also produce a Pocket Dimension where time flows more slowly. Scherza wants the book to save the demon realm from a curse and orders Sid to acquire it for her, though the book is eventually revealed to be the source of the curse.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Scherza, definitely leaning towards the "ice" side for most of the game. Has the potential to become a Defrosting Ice Queen depending on the player's actions.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Unlike in Lyria and Scherza's routes where Aria's first time is with someone who is Really 700 Years Old and implied to have had former experience, and who mostly takes the lead in the love-making, her first time with Melody is much more awkward as Melody is just as inexperienced as Aria is (as it's also Melody's first time too). The experience is still enjoyable for both of them, however.
  • The Tease: Lyria naturally is one, but it turns out in her route, Scherza can be quite the tease herself as well, especially during her and Aria's shared dream where she first acts submissive and ready for love-making towards Aria, which freaks her out and then becomes downright flirty when the dream switches to the Dance of Romance.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Aria is the tomboy to Melody's girly girl. Lyria is likewise the tomboy compared to her sister Queen Scherza's girly girl.
  • Trapped in Another World: Happens to Lyria at first, and to Aria and Melody later.
  • The Unseen: Despite being the Big Bad and responsible for the curse eating away at Vega and Lyria's fifty-year entrapment inside the lifestone, Silas Reid is only glimpsed once as a silent shadowy figure in Scherza's route and is never encountered directly by Aria.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Scherza is desperate to save Vega and her people from Silas Reid's curse and so agrees to use Melody's body as a vessel for his deceased wife Lucinda in both Melody and Lyria's routes, though it's subverted in the harem ending where she joins with the other two to defeat Silas in a battle instead.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Aria's mom just disappears from the story in each of the routes even the ones where Aria decides to remain in Vega to be with either Lyria or Scherza respectively; how her mother deals with her daughter's sudden disappearance is never elaborated on.