History Anime / Madlax

25th Mar '16 10:19:16 PM T3rr0rd0me
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* RewatchBonus: Considering how much of a MindScrew the series is, first-time watchers will undoubtedly miss the importance of several moments such as Luciano's comment about Margaret's smell [[spoiler: being similar to that of Gazth-Sonika's]]. Watch through the series a second time, and the story will make more sense.

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* RewatchBonus: Considering how much of a MindScrew the series is, first-time watchers will undoubtedly miss the importance of several moments such as Luciano's comment about Margaret's smell [[spoiler: being similar to that of Gazth-Sonika's]].Gazth-Sonika's]] or why Margaret commented that it was going to rain despite the skies of Nafrece being clear. Watch through the series a second time, and the story will make more sense.
25th Mar '16 10:17:29 PM T3rr0rd0me
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Rather subtle because of the MindScrew nature of the story but it's there if you squint. Luciano's comment of [[spoiler: Margaret "smelling like Gazth-Sonika" before he dies]] is one of the biggest ones early on in the series.



* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Limelda's love-hate obsession with Madlax eventually renders her a borderline raving lunatic ready to stalk her object of affection through the jungle, indiscriminately murdering anyone who stands in hes way. [[spoiler:She gets over it, eventually.]]

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* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Limelda's love-hate obsession with Madlax eventually renders her a borderline raving lunatic ready to stalk her object of affection through the jungle, indiscriminately murdering anyone who stands in hes her way. [[spoiler:She gets over it, eventually.]]



* MindControlEyes: [[spoiler:Margaret sports these while she is brainwashed by Monday.]]

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* MindControlEyes: [[spoiler:Margaret [[spoiler: Margaret sports these while she is brainwashed by Monday.]]


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* RewatchBonus: Considering how much of a MindScrew the series is, first-time watchers will undoubtedly miss the importance of several moments such as Luciano's comment about Margaret's smell [[spoiler: being similar to that of Gazth-Sonika's]]. Watch through the series a second time, and the story will make more sense.
3rd Jan '16 11:38:29 PM Koveras
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''Madlax'' is the second installment of BeeTrain's GirlsWithGuns trilogy, following ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' and followed by ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja''. In stark contrast to gritty and down-to-earth ''Noir'', ''Madlax'' incorporates many supernatural aspects and concepts associated with psychological thrillers and surrealism, [[ViewersAreGeniuses which the audience must often interpret without further explanation]]. The title (which isn't supposed to sound like "Film/MadMax") is a [[{{Portmantitle}} portmanteau]] of the English words "mad" and "relaxed", playing on the prominent theme of [[OrderVersusChaos active insanity vs. near-catatonic sensibility]] in the story.

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''Madlax'' is the second installment of BeeTrain's GirlsWithGuns trilogy, following ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' and followed by ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja''. In stark contrast to gritty and down-to-earth ''Noir'', ''Madlax'' incorporates many supernatural aspects and concepts associated with psychological thrillers and surrealism, [[ViewersAreGeniuses which the audience must often interpret without further explanation]]. The title (which isn't supposed to sound like "Film/MadMax") is a [[{{Portmantitle}} portmanteau]] of the English words "mad" and "relaxed", playing on the prominent theme of [[OrderVersusChaos active insanity vs. near-catatonic sensibility]] in the story.
3rd Jan '16 3:54:58 PM G02
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Not to be confused with ''Film/MadMax'' or [[LaxativePrank mad use of laxatives.]]
29th Jul '15 4:29:26 AM Koveras
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The story revolves around two young women who, at first, seem completely unrelated and don't even know of each other's existence. The title character is a [[ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl legendary mercenary and assassin]] plying her bloody trade in the fictional [[DuringTheWar civil war-torn]] Asian country of Gazth-Sonika. Almost everything about her, from her real name to her past, is a mystery--even to herself, as she had [[EasyAmnesia lost her memory]] soon after the war started twelve years ago. The other protagonist is Margaret Burton, the sole heir of a wealthy aristocratic family attending school in the peaceful European country of Nafrece. Twelve years ago, an airliner carrying her mother and her crashed over Gazth-Sonika, and its passengers, as well as Margaret's father who led the rescue party, have been missing ever since. By means unknown, Margaret returned to Nafrece soon after the crash, becoming its only known survivor but losing all memories of the event--all except a single word: "Madlax". Twelve years later, this strange connection and the mystery behind their amnesias come back to haunt them after they cross paths with a powerful crime syndicate, "Enfant", whose DiabolicalMastermind seems to have sinister plans for both of them.

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The story revolves around two young women who, at first, seem completely unrelated and don't even know of each other's existence. The title character is a [[ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl legendary mercenary and assassin]] plying her bloody trade in the fictional [[DuringTheWar civil war-torn]] Asian country of Gazth-Sonika. Almost everything about her, from her real name to her past, is a mystery--even to herself, as she had [[EasyAmnesia lost her memory]] soon after the war started twelve years ago. The other protagonist is Margaret Burton, the sole heir of a wealthy aristocratic family family, attending school in the peaceful European country of Nafrece. Twelve years ago, an airliner carrying her mother and her crashed over Gazth-Sonika, and its passengers, as well as Margaret's father who led the rescue party, have been missing ever since. By means unknown, Margaret returned to Nafrece soon after the crash, becoming its only known survivor but losing all memories of the event--all except a single word: "Madlax". Twelve years later, this strange connection and the mystery behind their amnesias come back to haunt them after they cross paths with a powerful crime syndicate, "Enfant", whose DiabolicalMastermind seems to have sinister plans for both of them.
29th Jul '15 4:27:09 AM Koveras
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''Madlax'' is the second installment of BeeTrain's GirlsWithGuns trilogy, following ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' and followed by ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja''. As arguably the most striking innovation in action-adventure anime since ''Noir'', ''Madlax'' incorporates many supernatural aspects and concepts associated with psychological thrillers and surrealism, [[ViewersAreGeniuses which the audience must often interpret without further explanation]]. The title is a [[{{Portmantitle}} portmanteau]] of the English words "mad" and "relaxed", playing on the prominent theme of [[OrderVersusChaos active insanity vs. near-catatonic sensibility]] in the story (it isn't supposed to sound like "Film/MadMax").

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''Madlax'' is the second installment of BeeTrain's GirlsWithGuns trilogy, following ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' and followed by ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja''. As arguably the most striking innovation in action-adventure anime since In stark contrast to gritty and down-to-earth ''Noir'', ''Madlax'' incorporates many supernatural aspects and concepts associated with psychological thrillers and surrealism, [[ViewersAreGeniuses which the audience must often interpret without further explanation]]. The title (which isn't supposed to sound like "Film/MadMax") is a [[{{Portmantitle}} portmanteau]] of the English words "mad" and "relaxed", playing on the prominent theme of [[OrderVersusChaos active insanity vs. near-catatonic sensibility]] in the story (it isn't supposed to sound like "Film/MadMax").
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7th Jun '15 3:36:45 AM Koveras
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* THE {{Flashback}}: The flashback of what really happened 12 years ago is glimpsed in bits and pieces throughout the series before finally coming together in the end: [[spoiler:Monday attempted to use his Gift, the three Holy Books, and the power of the Sanctuary to plunge the world into mindless self-slaughter. This accidentally brought down a plane flying over the site of his ritual and carrying two unwitting Gifted children: a boy, Poupee, and a girl, Margaret. Margaret's military officer father went looking for her but stumbled onto Monday's ritual and managed to stop it by depowering Monday. Monday retaliated by driving Colonel Burton violently insane and turning him onto Poupee and Margaret, who survived the crash thanks to their Gift and were watching them from the sidelines. Poupee died TakingTheBullet for Margaret, who, unable to shoot her own father, created a LiteralSplitPersonality to pull the trigger for her. Poupee, who fell in love with Margaret during their brief time together, used his Gift to cast out the memories of his past life, including his death, and trap them within the Sanctuary in order to continue to exist for Margaret's sake. Margaret herself similarly trapped the memories of killing her father in the Sanctuary and warped back home to Nafrece, leaving her other, murderous self behind. The self-resurrected Poupee was picked up by Monday to serve as an Enfant agent under his new identity of "Carrossea Doon"; Margaret's split personality, in the meantime, was left to fend for herself and took on the name "Madlax"--Colonel Burton's old codename, which Monday used to address him during their fight. The cast-out memories of Carrossea and Margaret/Madlax sublimated themselves within the Sanctuary as Poupee and Laetitia, respectively.]]

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* THE {{Flashback}}: The flashback of what really happened 12 years ago is glimpsed in bits and pieces throughout the series before finally coming together in the end: [[spoiler:Monday attempted to use his Gift, the three Holy Books, and the power of the Sanctuary to plunge the world into mindless self-slaughter. This accidentally brought down a plane flying over the site of his ritual and carrying two unwitting Gifted children: a boy, Poupee, and a girl, Margaret. Margaret's military officer father went looking for her but stumbled onto Monday's ritual and managed to stop it by depowering Monday. Monday retaliated by driving Colonel Burton violently insane and turning him onto Poupee and Margaret, who survived the crash thanks to their Gift and were watching them from the sidelines. Poupee died TakingTheBullet for Margaret, who, unable to shoot her own father, created a LiteralSplitPersonality to pull the trigger for her. Poupee, who fell in love with Margaret during their brief time together, used his Gift to cast out the memories of his past life, including his death, and to trap them within the Sanctuary in order to continue to exist for Margaret's sake. Margaret herself similarly trapped the memories of killing her father in the Sanctuary and warped back home to Nafrece, leaving her other, murderous self behind. The self-resurrected Poupee was picked up by Monday to serve as an Enfant agent under his new identity of "Carrossea Doon"; Margaret's split personality, in the meantime, was left to fend for herself and took on the name "Madlax"--Colonel Burton's old codename, which Monday used to address him during their fight. The cast-out memories of Carrossea and Margaret/Madlax sublimated themselves within the Sanctuary as Poupee and Laetitia, respectively.]]



* ParentalAbandonment: Sort of. Madlax has regular flashbacks of being abandoned by her father in the middle of a warzone, [[spoiler:but these are actually fake memories. She never had a father and the man she sees is actually Margaret's dad, whom Madlax was specifically created to kill. Madlax ''was'', however, abandoned by her progenitor--namely, by Margaret, who left her behind in Gazth-Sonika when she returned to Nafrece (something that Margaret ultimately makes up for), so the two facts seem to have conflated into one flashback in Madlax's mind]].

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* ParentalAbandonment: Sort of. Madlax has regular flashbacks of being abandoned by her father in the middle of a warzone, [[spoiler:but these are actually fake memories. She never had a father and the man she sees is actually Margaret's dad, whom Madlax was specifically created to kill. Madlax ''was'', however, abandoned by her progenitor--namely, by Margaret, who left her behind in Gazth-Sonika when she returned to Nafrece (something that Margaret ultimately makes up for), so the two facts seem to have conflated into one flashback in Madlax's mind]].
23rd Dec '14 1:26:40 PM Koveras
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Building upon and expanding ''Noir''[='=] formula, ''Madlax'' stars a much larger main cast and throws {{Mind Screw}}ing mysteries, over-the-top HeroicBloodshed action, and heavy doses of existentialistic symbolism into the blender to produce a complex, yet gripping plot. And if that wasn't enough, Creator/YukiKajiura composed yet another stellar soundtrack for this anime. The show was licensed by Creator/ADVFilms in America and Europe.

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Building upon and expanding ''Noir''[='=] ''Noir''[='=]s formula, ''Madlax'' stars a much larger main cast and throws {{Mind Screw}}ing mysteries, over-the-top HeroicBloodshed action, and heavy doses of existentialistic symbolism into the blender to produce a complex, yet gripping plot. And if that wasn't enough, Creator/YukiKajiura composed yet another stellar soundtrack for this anime. The show was licensed by Creator/ADVFilms in America and Europe.
23rd Dec '14 11:10:58 AM Koveras
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Although originally dismissed as a ''Noir'' [[DuelingShows rip-off]] by many a viewer, ''Madlax'' was universally praised for its complex yet comprehensible plot (which successfully blends {{Mind Screw}}ing mysteries, over-the-top HeroicBloodshed action, and heavy doses of existentialistic symbolism in later episodes), memorable characters, and an ingenious soundtrack on par with ''Noir''[='=]s. Nevertheless, the initial resentment and three years between the two series' air dates left ''Madlax'' forever in its predecessor's shadow, much to discontent of a small number of extremely dedicated fans. The show was licensed by Creator/ADVFilms in America and Europe.

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Although originally dismissed as a ''Noir'' [[DuelingShows rip-off]] by many a viewer, Building upon and expanding ''Noir''[='=] formula, ''Madlax'' was universally praised for its complex yet comprehensible plot (which successfully blends stars a much larger main cast and throws {{Mind Screw}}ing mysteries, over-the-top HeroicBloodshed action, and heavy doses of existentialistic symbolism in later episodes), memorable characters, and an ingenious into the blender to produce a complex, yet gripping plot. And if that wasn't enough, Creator/YukiKajiura composed yet another stellar soundtrack on par with ''Noir''[='=]s. Nevertheless, the initial resentment and three years between the two series' air dates left ''Madlax'' forever in its predecessor's shadow, much to discontent of a small number of extremely dedicated fans.for this anime. The show was licensed by Creator/ADVFilms in America and Europe.
5th Nov '14 10:01:01 AM Koveras
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* BigBad: Friday Monday, the insane DiabolicalMastermind behind the war in Gazth-Sonika and [[spoiler:pretty much everything bad that has happened in Margaret/Madlax's life]].



* BiTheWay: Madlax arranges a date with a guy she is hired to assist, comes to "comfort" her mark the night before his assassination, then cuddles with a woman she bodyguards (going as far as calling her her princess), before ultimately hooking up with [[spoiler:her killer]].

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* BiTheWay: Madlax arranges a date with a guy she is hired to assist, comes to "comfort" her mark BigBad: Friday Monday, the night before his assassination, then cuddles with a woman she bodyguards (going as far as calling her her princess), before ultimately hooking up with [[spoiler:her killer]].insane DiabolicalMastermind behind the war in Gazth-Sonika and [[spoiler:pretty much everything bad that has ever happened in Margaret/Madlax's life]].


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* BiTheWay: Madlax arranges a date with a guy she is hired to assist, comes to "comfort" her mark the night before his assassination, then cuddles with a woman she bodyguards (going as far as calling her her princess), before ultimately hooking up with [[spoiler:her (female) killer]].
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