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YMMV / Sorcerer Stabber Orphen

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  • Adaptation Displacement: While Orphen admittedly isn't as popular as most shows are today, very few people who are fans of the show to at least some extent even realize that this began as a light novel series.
  • Awesome Music: The first ED, Tanpopo's Last Kiss. The second OP, Sharan Q's Kimi wa majutsushi.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Lycoris has both fans and detractors. Her haters say she's a generic moe klutz who does nothing useful during the entire second season, which as it turns out, completely revolves around her. Her fans reply saying that she may not be an Action Girl but still tries to do what she can, and the deal that the season is about her is not exactly good for her.
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  • Complete Monster: Escalena from Revenge, the second season of the anime, is a sorcerous beast sealed away by the Heavenly Beings countless years ago for the havoc she wreaked upon the world. Escalena makes a bargain with a sorcerer named McGregor Nielsen when he and his daughters are at their lowest point, saving the girls from a deathly illness and resurrecting one of them in exchange for McGregor sacrificing five sorcerers to her to free her. Escalena erases the memory of McGregor's youngest daughter Lycoris and forces her big sister Esperanza to constantly edit her memory to use her as a pawn, dispersing her to lure Orphen himself into her clutches. Once she's finally outed as the mastermind behind the plot, Escalena murders Esperanza right in front of the rest of her family and cruelly gloats she never intended on keeping either of McGregor's daughters alive, her true goal simply being to break from her seal and destroy the world for nothing more than her own amusement, even managing to spitefully kill McGregor himself in the throes of her own death after Orphen defeats her. By far the most evil of Orphen's usually-sympathetic enemies, Escalena is a deceitful monster, both literally and figuratively.
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  • Evil Is Sexy: After Azalie takes control of Childman's body, we start having more glimpses of his well-toned, tan-skinned frame.
  • Seasonal Rot: Revenge suffers from decay of all kinds, and not because it's Lighter and Softer. Though it goes better towards the end, according to some.
  • Values Resonance: The deal with Stephanie being a transgender person isn't handled for cheap and offensive laughs. When Orphen explains how she went from the male-bodied Stephan to the female-bodied Stephanie, he does it in a matter-of-fact way and doesn't think less of her for it, and later no one's supposed to side with Cleao when she makes a careless comment about it. Not to mention Stephanie herself is portrayed as a normal and kind person, and her gender identity is not the only character trait she has.

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