History Anime / Madlax

2nd Jul '17 11:33:46 AM nombretomado
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* MindScrew: Explaining the plot of the series to someone who hasn't watched it is gonna get you some strange looks. TheOtherWiki tries, however.

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* MindScrew: Explaining the plot of the series to someone who hasn't watched it is gonna get you some strange looks. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki tries, however.
14th Jun '17 3:57:24 AM eschlowx
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** Finally, there's Limelda and Madlax, which, again, seemingly moves beyond subtext as far as the former is concerned. Limelda develops a strange love-hate obsession with Madlax after learning that [[spoiler:Gazth-Sonika's civil war was orchestrated, and is being prolonged, by [[TheSyndicate Enfant]]]], and at one point says that she loves her while preparing to snipe her. On Madlax's side, she tells Limelda to keep watching her and to remember her if she dies before the final confrontation with [[BigBad Friday]], which Limelda [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] as sounding quite like a LoveConfession. [[spoiler:And then, after Friday is defeated, Madlax and Limelda essetinally ride off into the sunset together, despite Limelda having killed her other ImpliedLoveInterest]].

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** Finally, there's Limelda and Madlax, which, again, seemingly moves beyond subtext as far as the former is concerned. Limelda develops a strange love-hate obsession with Madlax after learning that [[spoiler:Gazth-Sonika's civil war was orchestrated, and is being prolonged, by [[TheSyndicate Enfant]]]], and at one point says that she loves her while preparing to snipe her. On Madlax's side, she tells Limelda to keep watching her and to remember her if she dies before the final confrontation with [[BigBad Friday]], which Limelda [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] as sounding quite like a LoveConfession. [[spoiler:And then, after Friday is defeated, Madlax and Limelda essetinally essentially ride off into the sunset together, despite Limelda having killed her other ImpliedLoveInterest]].
14th Jun '17 2:23:18 AM eschlowx
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* BodyguardCrush: Vanessa and Madlax (protected and protector, respectively) fall for each big time.

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* BodyguardCrush: If the implications of Vanessa and Madlax (protected and protector, respectively) fall for each big time.Madlax's relationship are anything to go by (see HomoeroticSubtext below).



* ColdSniper: Limelda is a professional sniper who demonstrates stoic adherence to her duties, [[spoiler:before going completely off the rails after she learns the truth about how the war that defined her life got started]].



* CoolBigSis: Elenore and Vanessa to Margaret.
14th Jun '17 2:14:42 AM eschlowx
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* HomoeroticSubtext: All over the place. The most prominent example is between Madlax and Vanessa. While their relationship is never explicitly stated to be romantic, they become very attached to each other quite quickly. They both ask the other to [[ThereIsOnlyOneBed share the bed]] with them (even [[SleepCute cuddling together]] on one occasion), [[ThePromise promise]] each other that they'll stay alive, and Madlax even refers to herself as Vanessa's "prince" when she goes to battle [[ColdSniper Limelda]]. Though their relationship carries the strong implication of a mutual BodygaurdCrush, they do only ever refer to each other as "friends".
** Eleanor and Margaret's relationship also has it's fair share of subtext, perhaps even more so than Madlax and Vanessa, at least on Eleanor's side. She's completely devoted to serving Margaret, and seemingly pulls a CannotSpitItOut at least a couple times. For Margaret's part, she tells Eleanor that she loves her when the latter agrees to go to Gazth-Sonika to look for Vanessa.

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* HomoeroticSubtext: All over the place. The most prominent example is between Madlax and Vanessa. While their relationship is never explicitly stated to be romantic, they become very attached to each other quite quickly. They both ask the other to [[ThereIsOnlyOneBed share the bed]] with them (even [[SleepCute cuddling together]] on one occasion), [[ThePromise promise]] each other that they'll stay alive, and Madlax even refers to herself as Vanessa's "prince" when she goes to battle [[ColdSniper Limelda]]. Though their relationship carries the strong implication of a mutual BodygaurdCrush, BodyguardCrush, they do only ever refer to each other as "friends".
** Eleanor and Margaret's relationship also has it's fair share of subtext, perhaps even more so than Madlax and Vanessa, at least on Eleanor's side. She's completely devoted to serving Margaret, and seemingly pulls a CannotSpitItOut at least a couple times. times (with what she can't spit out left unstated). [[spoiler:Also, despite not having [[RealityWarper the Gift]], she manages to overcome Friday reading her the Words of Awakening, her Essence presumably being her love for Margaret]]. For Margaret's part, she tells Eleanor that she loves her when the latter agrees to go to Gazth-Sonika to look for Vanessa. Vanessa.
** Finally, there's Limelda and Madlax, which, again, seemingly moves beyond subtext as far as the former is concerned. Limelda develops a strange love-hate obsession with Madlax after learning that [[spoiler:Gazth-Sonika's civil war was orchestrated, and is being prolonged, by [[TheSyndicate Enfant]]]], and at one point says that she loves her while preparing to snipe her. On Madlax's side, she tells Limelda to keep watching her and to remember her if she dies before the final confrontation with [[BigBad Friday]], which Limelda [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] as sounding quite like a LoveConfession. [[spoiler:And then, after Friday is defeated, Madlax and Limelda essetinally ride off into the sunset together, despite Limelda having killed her other ImpliedLoveInterest]].
14th Jun '17 2:01:13 AM eschlowx
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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]].



* CartwrightCurse: Every single person who is or attempts to be romantically involved with Madlax dies [[spoiler:with the sole exception of Limelda]]. Most of them of them die in the time period between her agreeing to go on a date with them and the time the date was supposed to happen.



* DiabolicalMastermind: Monday. Running a NebulousCriminalConspiracy involved in everything from political corruption on a global scale to occult rituals for well over a decade towards the ultimate goal of [[spoiler:brainwashing the entire humanity into a world war]] definitely qualifies.



* DragonWithAnAgenda: Carrossea serves Monday to get access to the resources he needs to [[spoiler:protect Margaret, the girl he loves so much, even his death couldn't stop him]].



* EnigmaticMinion: Carrossea is working for Enfant, so why does he go out of his way to keep Margaret out of their hands?



* HomoeroticSubtext: All over the place. The most prominent example is between Madlax and Vanessa. While their relationship is never explicitly stated to be romantic, they become very attached to each other quite quickly. They both ask the other to [[ThereIsOnlyOneBed share the bed]] with them (even [[SleepCute cuddling together]] on one occasion), [[ThePromise promise]] each other that they'll stay alive, and Madlax even refers to herself as Vanessa's "prince" when she goes to battle [[ColdSniper Limelda]]. Though their relationship carries the strong implication of a mutual BodygaurdCrush, they do only ever refer to each other as "friends".
** Eleanor and Margaret's relationship also has it's fair share of subtext, perhaps even more so than Madlax and Vanessa, at least on Eleanor's side. She's completely devoted to serving Margaret, and seemingly pulls a CannotSpitItOut at least a couple times. For Margaret's part, she tells Eleanor that she loves her when the latter agrees to go to Gazth-Sonika to look for Vanessa.



* PsychoLesbian: Limelda's obsession with Madlax costs her much of her sanity (though there are other major contributing factors to this), leading her to alternate between trying to kill her and trying to kill anyone trying to kill her.



* StalkerWithACrush: Limelda becomes obsessed with Madlax, stalking her through the warzone.
7th Apr '17 9:12:21 AM crazysamaritan
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* NameAmnesia: The title heroine has retrograde amnesia regarding everything prior to being left in a warzone by her father twelve years ago, including her true name,--"Madlax" is just a codename she picked for her mercenary work because it sounded cool. [[spoiler:It is eventually revealed, however, that her "father" is actually another character's dad, and "Madlax" was actually his old codename.]]



* [[HesBack She's Back]]: Madlax does it at least twice: after snapping out of her temporary Enfant-trap induced amnesia to save Vanessa and after getting a pep talk from Nakhl to finally snap out of [[spoiler:Vanessa's death-induced]] HeroicBSOD and go save Margaret.

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* [[HesBack She's Back]]: HesBack: Madlax does it at least twice: after snapping out of her temporary Enfant-trap induced amnesia to save Vanessa and after getting a pep talk from Nakhl to finally snap out of [[spoiler:Vanessa's death-induced]] HeroicBSOD and go save Margaret.



* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Hell Is Gazth-Sonika]]: Signs point to somewhere around where Pakistan should be, but it has Vietnam-like jungle and several recognizable Hong Kong landmarks. The name might have been inspired by the Gaza Strip.

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* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Hell Is Gazth-Sonika]]: WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Signs point to Gazth-Sonika existing somewhere around where Pakistan should be, but it has Vietnam-like jungle and several recognizable Hong Kong landmarks. The name might have been inspired by the Gaza Strip.
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.]]
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