History Anime / NadiaTheSecretofBlueWater

11th Jun '16 4:56:12 PM JTurner82
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* JerkassRealization: Nadia feels ''terrible'' about her impulsive rages to Jean in the canonical episodes. Not so in the filler episodes. (Also doubles as MyGodWhatHaveIDone)


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** Also doubles as JerkassRealization.
4th Jun '16 9:07:19 PM Beiahnu
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* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: The first thing Nemo tells Electra when [[spoiler:she shoots him is that he is aware that she knows that he destroyed Tartessos and that she was making little effort to hide it by the time the shooting happens]].
4th Jun '16 8:30:58 PM Beiahnu
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** Gargoyle shows himself extremely resentful of Nemo from the beginning and he tends to underestimate him at every encounter they have; [[spoiler:this is because Gargoyle had already defeated him categorically when he forced him to abdicate his throne, as Nemo had lost complete control of Tartessos before he decided to destroy the country rather than letting Gargoyle grow rampant]].
4th Jun '16 5:43:37 PM nombretomado
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** The spin-off Japanese-only UsefulNotes/MegaDrive game by Namco (which is a loose retelling of the show) handles this much better. There, it's treated as a genuine turning point in Jean and Nadia's friendship and there are no mushrooms involved. (Nadia also admits her love for Jean, which is something that never really happens in the show.) The PS2 spin-off game also handles this scene as a natural progression.

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** The spin-off Japanese-only UsefulNotes/MegaDrive game by Namco (which is a loose retelling of the show) handles this much better. There, it's treated as a genuine turning point in Jean and Nadia's friendship and there are no mushrooms involved. (Nadia also admits her love for Jean, which is something that never really happens in the show.) The PS2 [=PS2=] spin-off game also handles this scene as a natural progression.
18th May '16 11:23:43 PM JTurner82
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** This is the main reason Nadia distrusts Electra initially, as she sees her getting a little too close to Jean for comfort.
*** [[spoiler:Electra ends up venting on Captain Nemo and shooting him, so there's that]].

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** This is the main reason Nadia distrusts Electra initially, as she sees her getting a little too close to Jean for comfort.
comfort (she later learns the hard way that Electra poses no threat to her relationship with Jean).
*** [[spoiler:Electra ends up venting on Captain Nemo and shooting him, so there's that]].him]].



* ContrivedCoincidence: On the same day, Nadia [[spoiler:realizes that she has the potential to destroy the world, then tries to kill herself... then finds out that it's her birthday]]; unsurprisingly, this leaves her crying rivers.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: On the same day, Nadia [[spoiler:realizes that she has the potential to destroy the world, then tries to kill herself... then finds out that it's her birthday]]; unsurprisingly, this leaves her crying rivers.birthday]].



* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Electra is electrocuted (although she did not die). Jean, the boy that loves to fly, falls (he gets better). Nemo is riddled with bullets by the son and daughter he thought he had killed at Tartessos. Finally, the Atlantean-supremacist [[BigBad Gargoyle]] dies while discovering his true nature – he is a human adopted by the real Atlanteans, and he never found out before entering an energy field that turns non-Atlanteans to a pillar of salt. Oops.]]

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* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Electra is electrocuted (although she did not die). Jean, the boy that loves to fly, falls (he gets better). Nemo is riddled with bullets by the son and daughter he thought he had killed at Tartessos. Finally, the Atlantean-supremacist [[BigBad Gargoyle]] dies while discovering his true nature -- he is a human adopted by the real Atlanteans, and he never found out before entering an energy field that turns non-Atlanteans to a pillar of salt. Oops.]]



** When Nemo first sees Nadia aboard the Nautilus, he looks at her as if he were seeing a ghost; [[spoiler:it's not as much him being surprised and glad that his daughter is alive, but he rather seems flabbergasted and afraid as if wondering how the hell she survived him blowing up Tartessos in the first place (which is fair, considering it killed '''everyone else''')]].

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** When Nemo first sees Nadia aboard the Nautilus, he looks at her as if he were seeing a ghost; [[spoiler:it's not as much him being surprised and glad that his daughter is alive, but he rather seems flabbergasted and afraid as if wondering how the hell she survived him blowing up the destruction of Tartessos in the first place (which is fair, considering it killed '''everyone else''')]].



* GadgeteerGenius: Two of them – [[{{Geek}} Jean]], the heroic and goodhearted main character, and Hanson, a member of the Grandis gang.

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* GadgeteerGenius: Two of them -- [[{{Geek}} Jean]], the heroic and goodhearted main character, and Hanson, a member of the Grandis gang.



** Nadia has very low self-esteem and has a tendency of beating herself over it (which is not that far off, considering she used to be a slave). [[spoiler:At one point, she even tries to kill herself]].

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** Nadia has very low self-esteem and has a tendency of beating berating herself over it (which is not that far off, considering she used to be a slave). [[spoiler:At one point, she even tries to kill herself]].



* InelegantBlubbering: Happens on several occasions in the show:
** Played heartbreakingly straight in episode 5, where Marie breaks down over her parents' deaths.
** Played for laughs in episode 7 when the Grandis gang bawl in front of Gargoyle's soldiers as they're in prison.
** In Episode 15, Nadia breaks into tears after Grandis slaps her. Later, Jean does the same after Fait tragically dies.
** In episode 20, Marie amusingly pretends to do this to get Nadia to admit that she wants to visit Jean. (She does so again in episode 21 in response to the attack. And it's not played for laughs.)
** At the end of episode 22 where Electra finally breaks down in tears.
** [[spoiler: Episode 39 when Nadia breaks down over Jean's dead figure (until Nemo gives her his Blue Water so that she can resurrect the boy.)]]



** Nadia grew up without a maternal figure or a female role model (or any, for what matters), so she is utterly lost at the kitchen. (In the filler, it's also implied that she doesn't know how to cook properly, as evidenced from Jean fainting from her two attempts.)

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** Nadia grew up without a maternal figure or a female role model (or any, for what matters), so she is utterly lost at the kitchen. (In the filler, it's also implied that she doesn't know how to cook properly, as evidenced from Jean fainting from her two attempts.properly.)



** In a gender reversal example, Grandis is a former Italian aristocrat. She justifies most of her rudeness and laziness on this fact; in spite of this, she is an excellent cook.

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** In a gender reversal example, Grandis is a former Italian aristocrat. She justifies most of her rudeness and laziness on this fact; in spite of this, she is an excellent cook. (In the dub, she's simply an upper-class aristocrat because it was difficult for voice actress Sarah Richardson to develop an Italian accent without sounding like she was working in a pizza parlor.)



* MouthFlaps: In an interview, Gargoyle's English voice actor mentions being incredibly lucky to voice a character who always wears a mask; that way, matching the flaps isn't a concern.

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* MouthFlaps: In an interview, Gargoyle's English voice actor actor, David Jones, mentions being incredibly lucky to voice a character who always wears a mask; that way, matching the flaps isn't a concern.



* NotQuiteTheRightThing: Nadia's way of angrily reacting at small slights is due in part to the way she was brought up by the circus ringmaster, who was verbally abusive at her; for most of her life, he was the only male influence she had available. Slowly, Nadia is able to shed his influence away. The other influence that the situation brought on her is the need to draw an audience for the show; she is particularly preachy and confrontational, and she makes a point to do it against a group of people. she even brings an "audience" when [[spoiler:she tries to kill herself]], much to her friends' scorn.

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* NotQuiteTheRightThing: Nadia's way of angrily reacting at small slights impulsively is due in part to the way she was brought up by the circus ringmaster, who was verbally abusive at her; for most of her life, he was the only male influence she had available. Slowly, Nadia is able to shed his influence away. The other influence that the situation brought on her is the need to draw an audience for the show; she is particularly preachy and confrontational, and she makes a point to do it against a group of people. she even brings an "audience" when [[spoiler:she tries to kill herself]], much to her friends' scorn.



** [[spoiler:Nadia gets a big one during episode 35. She tries to kill herself in front of her friends. The Blue Water stops her from doing so. Then she discovers that it's her birthday and her friends sing to her for the first time in her life. Nadia is so happy that she realizes that her life is worth living after all.]]

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** [[spoiler:Nadia gets a big one during episode 35. She tries to kill herself in front of her friends. The Blue Water stops her from doing so. Then she discovers that it's her birthday and her friends sing to her for the first time in her life. Nadia is so happy that she realizes that her life is worth living after all.]]



* OverprotectiveDad: [[spoiler:The first thing that Nemo does once he realizes that his daughter Nadia is alive is to segregate her from Jean. Nadia thinks that it's Jean's fault, so she lashes at him (but later apologizes to him). It takes Jean saving the Nautilus with Hanson and Sanson to make Nemo realize what the boy is willing to do for Nadia and how much they care for each other, so he leaves them be]].

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* OverprotectiveDad: [[spoiler:The first thing that Nemo does once he realizes that his daughter Nadia is alive is to segregate her from Jean. Nadia thinks that it's Jean's fault, so she lashes at him (but later apologizes to him).apologizes). It takes Jean saving the Nautilus with Hanson and Sanson to make Nemo realize what the boy is willing to do for Nadia and how much they care for each other, so he leaves them be]].



** Jean builds a functional, air-worthy and reliable helicopter that he never once considers using again and it effectively disappears from the plot.

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** Jean builds a functional, air-worthy and reliable helicopter gyrocopter that he never once considers using again and it effectively disappears from the plot.



* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The main characters. An antisocial circus acrobat girl of unknown origins, a hopelessly optimistic young French inventor, a orphaned little French girl living in the Cape Verde Islands, a white lion cub, a former Italian aristocrat turned jewel thief, and the latter's driver and mechanic... all coming together to save humanity! Yup.

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The main characters. An antisocial circus acrobat girl of unknown origins, a hopelessly optimistic and cheerful young French inventor, a orphaned little French girl living in the Cape Verde Islands, a white lion cub, a former Italian aristocrat turned jewel thief, and the latter's driver and mechanic... all coming together to save humanity! Yup.



** Grandis giving a grand meal to Captain Nemo and everyone else potatoes or soup;

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** Grandis giving a grand meal to Captain Nemo and everyone else potatoes (err, pureed white fish meat) or soup;
10th Apr '16 8:54:27 PM BlackBaroness
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* FauxActionGirl: Much is made of Nadia being a circus acrobat but these skills are seldom put to use As the first episode demonstrated, LeParkour skills are great if you're only saving yourself. Not so great when you've got an acrobatically disinclined {{geek}} along for the ride.

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* FauxActionGirl: Much is made of Nadia being a circus acrobat but these skills are seldom put to use use. As the first episode demonstrated, LeParkour skills are great if you're only saving yourself. Not so great when you've got an acrobatically disinclined {{geek}} along for the ride.


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* [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler First Episode]] SpoilerTitle: The initial mystery of what the sea monsters are is given away in the episode title "[[spoiler:Nautilus, the Fantastic Submarine]]".
20th Mar '16 10:36:10 PM JTurner82
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* BadassAdorable: Jean bravely puts his life at risk to save Nadia, especially during the Tower of Babel arc.
** Nadia gets away from the Grandis gang on the Eiffel Tower by ''stomping'' on Sanson and Hanson's heads!
** Marie and King have their share of moments.
20th Mar '16 12:38:49 PM MagBas
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* BrokenAesop: One of the gripes with the Island and Africa filler episodes, apart from giving very little advancement to the story, is the fact that these tamper with Nadia and Jean's relationship progress, setting Nadia two steps back and regressing to being cruel and unkind to Jean, and more detrimentally, painting her as irrational, unrepentant, and '''unapologetic''' ([[CharacterDerailment which is very uncharacteristic of her]]). This is even more jarring when the story returns to its main course, setting a marked contrast when Nadia is kind to Jean once again in a rational, logical segue as the story line was meant to be. ''Skip the Island and Africa arcs''.
** The ''Nadia Omake Theater'' shorts show that Jean is romantically attracted to Electra; the main series actually makes a point to state that '''this is not the case''' and it's a conflict caused by Nadia misrepresenting and misinterpreting Jean's relationship and admiration of Electra. Jean mostly sees Electra as a person that is intellectually nurturing and a sort of "older sister" to follow.
28th Feb '16 5:55:26 AM tropower
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Set in 1889 and ''extremely'' loosely based on Creator/JulesVerne's ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea,'' ''Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water'' tells the story of Nadia, a girl who's trying to find out about her past, Jean, a boy who wants to build a flying machine, and the Blue Water, a mysterious gem of Nadia's with strange powers. Their world is home to two shadowy groups in conflict: Neo-Atlantis, who want to rule the world, and the crew of the submarine ''Nautilus'', who have sworn to oppose Neo-Atlantis. These two plots are not unconnected...

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Set in 1889 and ''extremely'' loosely based on Creator/JulesVerne's ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea,'' ''Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water'' (original Japanese title: Fushigi no Umi no Nadia[[note]]Literally, "Nadia of the Mysterious Seas".[[/note]]) tells the story of Nadia, a girl who's trying to find out about her past, Jean, a boy who wants to build a flying machine, and the Blue Water, a mysterious gem of Nadia's with strange powers. Their world is home to two shadowy groups in conflict: Neo-Atlantis, who want to rule the world, and the crew of the submarine ''Nautilus'', who have sworn to oppose Neo-Atlantis. These two plots are not unconnected...



* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Electra is electrocuted (although she did not die). Jean, the boy that loves to fly, falls (he gets better). Nemo is riddled with bullets by the son and daughter he thought he had killed at Tartessos. Finally, the Atlantean-supremacist [[BigBad Gargoyle]] dies while discovering his true nature he is a human adopted by the real Atlanteans, and he never found out before entering an energy field that turns non-Atlanteans to a pillar of salt. Oops.]]

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* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Electra is electrocuted (although she did not die). Jean, the boy that loves to fly, falls (he gets better). Nemo is riddled with bullets by the son and daughter he thought he had killed at Tartessos. Finally, the Atlantean-supremacist [[BigBad Gargoyle]] dies while discovering his true nature he is a human adopted by the real Atlanteans, and he never found out before entering an energy field that turns non-Atlanteans to a pillar of salt. Oops.]]
24th Feb '16 6:56:00 PM Beiahnu
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** At the end of the series, only [[spoiler:Nada]] remains.

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** At the end of the series, only [[spoiler:Nada]] [[spoiler:Nadia]] remains.
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