History Anime / GunXSword

27th Jul '16 4:58:29 AM Eyeshield
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** Or BF*Insert Weapon*. All of the Originals take the shape of a weapon when flying. They also brandish that sort weapon in mecha mode. Their pilots also use that sort of weapon to fight ''and'' to interface with the Armor.

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** Or BF*Insert Weapon*. All of the Originals take the shape of a weapon when flying. They also brandish that sort of weapon in mecha mode. Their pilots also use that sort of weapon to fight ''and'' to interface with the Armor.



* CapedMecha: Volkain/Vulcan has one, although it has a practical usage too: it can neutralise and absorb the lasers of the Original Seven's armour.

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* CapedMecha: Volkain/Vulcan has one, although it has a practical usage too: it can neutralise neutralize and absorb the lasers of the Original Seven's armour.Seven Armors.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Van.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Van. He's apathetic to nearly everything that happens around him, but give him enough incentive (Which is easy enough to do: Harm his friends, offend his morals) and he'll swoop in to save the day, whether from the sidelines or going in himself.



* {{Kiai}}: Van is a proud user of the yell '''''"CHESTOOOOOO!!!!"'''''

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* {{Kiai}}: Van is a proud user of the yell '''''"CHESTOOOOOO!!!!"''''''''''"CHESTOOOOOO!!!!"''''' And in the English Dub, it's '''''"SEIYAAAAAA"'''''!



* Theatre/OedipusRex: [[spoiler: The entire backstory of Woo]]

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* Theatre/OedipusRex: [[spoiler: The Woo's entire backstory of Woo]]backstory.]]



* RammingAlwaysWorks: Justified. Dann is ''a giant sword'' in SleepModeSize.

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* RammingAlwaysWorks: Justified. Dann is ''a giant sword'' in SleepModeSize. [[spoiler: Episode 25 has Van specifically weaponize this by ramming Michel while in Sword mode.]]



* SecondLove: The episode "For Whose Sake?" raises the question of which one of the girls pursuing Van--if any--will be this.

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* SecondLove: The episode "For Whose Sake?" raises the question of which one of the girls pursuing Van--if any--will be this. [[spoiler: It's subverted when Van leaves at the end, implying it's none of them... But then it's double subverted when he returns to Wendy five years later, implying it's her]].



* AWorldHalfFull: Wendy, at least, concludes that the Endless Illusion is this.

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* AWorldHalfFull: Wendy, at least, concludes that the Endless Illusion is this. [[spoiler: By the end, all of her friends show that, one way or another, believe her]].
27th Jul '16 4:48:56 AM Eyeshield
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* CannotSpitItOut: The last few episodes see several [[LoveConfession declarations of love]]. However, there's one character who turns down what appears to be the last chance for a confession. [[spoiler: However, Wendy's decision to let Van go rather than confessing her love or offering to keep traveling with him indicates how much she's matured since the first episode.]]

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* CannotSpitItOut: The last few episodes see several [[LoveConfession declarations of love]]. However, there's one character who turns down what appears to be the last chance for a confession. [[spoiler: However, Wendy's decision to let Van go rather than confessing her love or offering to keep traveling with him indicates how much she's matured since the first episode.]]



* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: [[spoiler: Joshua]] goes from harboring a crush on [[spoiler: Wendy]] to being paired up with [[spoiler: Yukiko]] in the space of a single battle.

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* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: [[spoiler: Joshua]] goes from harboring a crush on [[spoiler: Wendy]] to being paired up with [[spoiler: Yukiko]] in the space of a single battle. Carmen's last action in the series is to [[spoiler: confess her love to Van before flying off into the sunset.]]



* CueTheSun: Because one of the major themes of the series is hope dawning again in spite of the dark night of despair, sun-related symbolism is all over the series from beginning to end, but the best example is probably Van's epiphany in episode 16, when the sunlight hits the cross on his puzzle just as the bells begin to ring.

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* CueTheSun: Because one of the major themes of the series is hope dawning again in spite of the dark night of despair, sun-related symbolism is all over the series from beginning to end, but the best example is probably Van's epiphany in episode 16, when the sunlight hits the cross on his puzzle just as the bells begin to ring. It's why Van's favorite of [[IHaveManyNames his many titles]] is "Van of the Dawn".
28th Apr '16 5:38:58 AM KlawKalash
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As it happens, they aren't alone for too long - an information broker named Carmen99 (real name Carul Mendoza, but don't ''call'' her that) soon insinuates herself into the group, at first for profit but then because ItsPersonal. Also latching onto their company is Joshua Lundgren, a mechanical prodigy with little in the way of social graces, whose older brother Ray also seeks to kill the Claw as vengeance for his wife's death.

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As it happens, they aren't alone for too long - an information broker named Carmen99 [=Carmen99=] (real name Carul Mendoza, but don't ''call'' her that) soon insinuates herself into the group, at first for profit but then because ItsPersonal. Also latching onto their company is Joshua Lundgren, a mechanical prodigy with little in the way of social graces, whose older brother Ray also seeks to kill the Claw as vengeance for his wife's death.
9th Apr '16 6:17:22 PM Eyeshield
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* FramingDevice: Wendy is being interviewed years after the series for the sake of helping someone else with a book. Every OnTheNext segment is her summarizing the events of the next episode.



* LoveTriangle (if not an outright LoveDodecahedron): Develops as the series progresses. Towards the end, it looks like this: Van is still in love with Elena[[spoiler:, but he's also increasingly fond of Wendy]]. Wendy and Pricilla [[spoiler: and Carmen]] love Van. Joshua has a crush on Wendy. Yukiko seems to be developing feelings for one or both of the Lundgren brothers. The El Dora V aren't in a love triangle, but they seem to carry a torch for Yukiko's grandmother.

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* LoveTriangle (if not an outright LoveDodecahedron): Develops as the series progresses. Towards the end, it looks like this: Van is still in love with Elena[[spoiler:, but he's also increasingly fond of Wendy]]. Wendy and Pricilla [[spoiler: and Carmen]] love Van. Joshua has a crush on Wendy.Wendy [[spoiler: but ends up with Yukiko]]. Yukiko seems to be developing feelings for one or both of the Lundgren brothers. The El Dora V aren't in a love triangle, but they seem to carry a torch for Yukiko's grandmother.



* OneBulletLeft: Wendy's gun only has the one.

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* OneBulletLeft: Wendy's gun only has the one.one for the entire show. [[spoiler: She finally uses it in the last episode, shooting her brother in the arm to try and stop him.]]


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** Minor form in Priscilla. Most of her bond with him comes with being similar to him in terms of Armor piloting. Him saving her from falling to the ground DID help though.


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** Played straight with Van's sword. It's a belt, a WhipSword that can function as a grappling hook and the control interface for Dann.
9th Apr '16 2:37:02 AM Eyeshield
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* {{Revenge}}:''The'' motivation of most of the heroes; this is possibly the only anime where this ''isn't'' presented in an always-negative light. The treatment of revenge in ''Anime/GunXSword'' is complicated: Ray's pursuit of revenge is depicted as destructive ''and'' self-destructive, since he [[IDidWhatIHadToDo does what he thinks he needs to]] regardless of the cost. This contrasts Ray with Van, who despite gunning for the same man for the same reason has some standards, such as not ruining properties or killing innocents. It's also worth noting that Joshua remains opposed to vengeance throughout the series, and he [[spoiler: nevertheless plays a key role in putting an end to the Claw's plan--through nonviolent means--in the last battle]].

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* {{Revenge}}:''The'' motivation of most of the heroes; this is possibly the only anime where this ''isn't'' presented in an always-negative light. The treatment of revenge in ''Anime/GunXSword'' is complicated: Ray's pursuit of revenge is depicted as destructive ''and'' self-destructive, since he [[IDidWhatIHadToDo does what he thinks he needs to]] regardless of the cost. This contrasts Ray with Van, who despite gunning for the same man for the same reason has some standards, such as not ruining properties or killing innocents. It's also worth noting that Joshua remains opposed to vengeance throughout the series, and he [[spoiler: nevertheless plays a key role in putting an end to the Claw's plan--through nonviolent means--in the last battle]]. In the end, "Revenge" in the series isn't about whether or not it's the right way to bring about closure, but whether or not you end up ruining other people's lives while you do it.
22nd Nov '15 11:11:46 AM nachturne
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** In Woo's flashback to [[spoiler:his mother's death, Woo's father is shown to both have hair similar to The Claw's, as well as to be missing his right hand.]]
13th Oct '15 7:17:42 PM DarkHunter
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* FastballSpecial: '''El Dora Dann!''' Naturally, made it into ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK''.

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* FastballSpecial: '''El Dora Dann!''' Naturally, made it into ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK''.



** He even gets one in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'', courtesy of Dick from ''Anime/GaikingLegendOfDaikuMaryu'': "Mr. [=GunSword=]", which Van sort of likes. The "Gun" that Dick is referring to, by the way, is Wendy's revolver.



* LukeIAmYourFather: It's ''implied'' in the series and outright stated in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'' that [[spoiler:the Claw is Woo's father Cuu Cline Clue]].

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* LukeIAmYourFather: It's ''implied'' in the series and outright stated in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'' that [[spoiler:the Claw is Woo's father Cuu Cline Clue]].



** In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'', [[spoiler: this allows Van to not only resist the [[Anime/OvermanKingGainer Overskill of Lionettor]], which lowers pilot morale down to a measly 50 (the lowest value you can get), but [[BeyondTheImpossible Van flat-out OVERPOWERS it and allows the team to regain full morale on Stage 26A, just by (loudly) declaring his love for Helena.]]]] This might also double as a small ShoutOut to how Gainer overpowered Planeta's Overskill in ''Anime/OvermanKingGainer''.



*** This combined with the disregard for his little sister ends up coming up in ''[[SuperRobotWarsK]]'' as Shinn (now part of the team) has some angry words for him.



* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: Appears in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK K]]''. It even goes as far as [[spoiler:giving El Dorado V a [[Anime/GaoGaiGar Hell And Heaven]] ShoutOut [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome original attack]].]]
** [[spoiler:The attack was used in the same episode that introduced the El Dora V, but it looked different due to the El Dora losing an arm during the fight.]]



* TitleDrop: The name of Dann's and Volkain's combination attack in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK''.
2nd Oct '15 3:49:49 PM nombretomado
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** In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'', [[spoiler: this allows Van to not only resist the [[OvermanKingGainer Overskill of Lionettor]], which lowers pilot morale down to a measly 50 (the lowest value you can get), but [[BeyondTheImpossible Van flat-out OVERPOWERS it and allows the team to regain full morale on Stage 26A, just by (loudly) declaring his love for Helena.]]]] This might also double as a small ShoutOut to how Gainer overpowered Planeta's Overskill in OvermanKingGainer.

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** In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'', [[spoiler: this allows Van to not only resist the [[OvermanKingGainer [[Anime/OvermanKingGainer Overskill of Lionettor]], which lowers pilot morale down to a measly 50 (the lowest value you can get), but [[BeyondTheImpossible Van flat-out OVERPOWERS it and allows the team to regain full morale on Stage 26A, just by (loudly) declaring his love for Helena.]]]] This might also double as a small ShoutOut to how Gainer overpowered Planeta's Overskill in OvermanKingGainer.''Anime/OvermanKingGainer''.
10th Sep '15 4:15:31 PM HighCrate
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* FragileSpeedster: Priscilla's Brownie.

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* %%* FragileSpeedster: Priscilla's Brownie.
21st Aug '15 9:49:35 PM nombretomado
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* TheBerserker: Carossa, who easily surpasses [[GundamSEEDDestiny Shinn Asuka]] in anger and stupidity.

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* TheBerserker: Carossa, who easily surpasses [[GundamSEEDDestiny [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Shinn Asuka]] in anger and stupidity.



** Van's design is basically [[Anime/{{CowboyBebop}} Spike]] in a tuxedo.

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** Van's design is basically [[Anime/{{CowboyBebop}} [[Anime/CowboyBebop Spike]] in a tuxedo.



** Michael, with the voice of [[MobileSuitGundamSEED Kira Yamato]] and wearing what looks like a recolored ZAFT uniform, is the only one genetically talented enough to pilot the [[PenultimateWeapon Saudade of Sunday]] with its branching blue wings. He was also [[FaceHeelTurn seduced]] by a [[TakeThat performer]].

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** Michael, with the voice of [[MobileSuitGundamSEED [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Kira Yamato]] and wearing what looks like a recolored ZAFT uniform, is the only one genetically talented enough to pilot the [[PenultimateWeapon Saudade of Sunday]] with its branching blue wings. He was also [[FaceHeelTurn seduced]] by a [[TakeThat performer]].
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