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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Bella. Is she a logical rationalist, a strong, intelligent heroine and a well-meaning altruist? Or is she simply an arrogant, self-righteous, power hungry megalomaniac? For that matter, is she a believable, well-constructed, intriguing character? Or is she a robot-like and inhuman character?
  • Better Than Canon: How a lot of people feel about the fic.
  • Fiction Identity Postulate. To the friggin' max. There are a lot of people who loathe Twilight and love this fic.
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  • Fridge Horror: Pointed out by the author on this very site. Allirea's state of rest - what happens when she's not actively exerting effort - is to be unnoticeable. This has always been the case for her. Anything that is clearly "about" Allirea is not worth notice unless she acts to counteract that default. She's also a half-vampire. This means that her mother died an agonizing death by childbirth. And no one cared.
  • Fridge Logic: An in-universe example. Luminosity's Bella is much more inquisitive and logical than Twilight's Bella and outright questions and resolves some Fridgy issues from the original books. The issue of female vampires not being able to procreate, for example, is resolved when Bella proposes freezing her eggs while she's human in the event that she may want children as a vampire.
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  • Iron Woobie: Allirea. Jacob could count being forced to head a pack at fifteen, his father having been murdered and his sisters taken to Volterra. But he never complains and even manages to do a decent job as a Alpha. Cody also, his parents murdered and his siblings kept wolves and yet he is always joking and cheerful. More tellingly he does not resent Bella for surviving what killed his parents.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Allirea isn't particularly likeable, but no one deserves what she has to put up with.
  • No Yay: What the author said to the perceived Addy/Elspeth Les Yay. The reader base read so much Les Yay between (old vampire) Addy and (five-year-old) Elspeth that she edited the end of chapter 14 to avoid ending on a certain line.
  • Paranoia Fuel: Chelsea. You don't notice when she cuts all your emotional ties to your friends and family.
    • Allirea, for similar reasons.
  • Tear Jerker: Invoked
  • Uncanny Valley: Vampires that can sense other people like Jasper and Harry find Bella's immunity quite unnerving.
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  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: A fair number of readers find Bella less than likable, with her plans to kill the Volturi, convert to vegetarianism or kill every single vampire in existence, turn all or most humans into vampires, and take over the world. Then there are the smaller things, like her tendencies to constantly go behind her family's backs to do things that may and do have disastrous consequences to them all.


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