History Anime / Redline

16th Aug '17 6:28:43 AM saltin
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* AwesomeButImpractical: According to Old Man Mole, the TRZ Airmaster engines have a lot of power, but are very unstable. They hook it up anyway.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: According to Old Man Mole, the TRZ Airmaster engines have a lot of power, but are very unstable.unstable (the one they manage to get has 35,000 horsepower). They hook it up anyway.
16th Aug '17 6:25:05 AM saltin
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* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Nitro. A single dose can exponentially increase the power of an engine, but most engines can only handle one tiny cap of the stuff at most before the vehicle starts to break down from the strain and unless you're a really great driver, it's hard to maneuver a Nitro boosted car on any course that isn't a straight line. Most racers prefer "safer" upgrades like gadgets, armor, or firearms (Pops considers grafting a ''cannon'' onto the [[=TransAM=]] a more reasonable mod than installing an engine that can take ''three'' caps of Gold Nitro without blowing up). Some like Trava and Shinkai try to spoof the speeds granted by Nitro by using larger engines or even several at once. The fact that JP relies heavily on this feature and can weave past obstacles and other racers while using it makes him a favorite of the crowds and a WildCard dark horse upstart for his opponents.

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* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Nitro. A single dose can exponentially increase the power of an engine, but most engines can only handle one tiny cap of the stuff at most before the vehicle starts to break down from the strain and unless you're a really great driver, it's hard to maneuver a Nitro boosted car on any course that isn't a straight line. Most racers prefer "safer" upgrades like gadgets, armor, or firearms (Pops considers grafting a ''cannon'' onto the [[=TransAM=]] [=TransAM=] a more reasonable mod than installing an engine that can take ''three'' caps of Gold Nitro without blowing up). Some like Trava and Shinkai try to spoof the speeds granted by Nitro by using larger engines or even several at once. The fact that JP relies heavily on this feature and can weave past obstacles and other racers while using it makes him a favorite of the crowds and a WildCard dark horse upstart for his opponents.


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* FriendOnTheBlackMarket: In addition to being JP's chief (and only) engineer, Pops is also a prolific junk dealer who's aiming to make a tidy sum through trading his wares during the Redline frenzy and is savvy enough to snag the very last Airmaster engine for the [=TransAm=].
16th Aug '17 6:18:52 AM saltin
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* SerialEscalation: Redline (and its lesser qualifying round counterparts: Blueline and Yellowline) has always been a no-holds barred combat racing competition that operates on the very fringes of legality, but using a mechanized hellhole like Roboworld as the venue is most certainly not normal. Two Yellowline winners actually bow out because having to deal with the other cutthroat racers and environmental hazards is bad enough without an entire planet's army gunning for you. From what little can be seen from the previous three Redline competitions in Machinehead's promo, they were far tamer than the one shown at the climax of the film.
16th Aug '17 6:07:30 AM saltin
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* BoringButPractical: JP's [=TransAM=] cars are the puniest racing vehicles among those of the Yellowline and Redline contestants. They also don't have any weapons or armor and their (relatively) small engines take a while to reach a competitive top speed. However, they're much more manueverable, capable of performing daring stunts and hairpin turns that none of the other cars can, its compact size makes it very hard to hit, and its primary gimmick is its ability to get the most out of using Nitro as shown at the start of the film where he and Sonoshee use the boost at roughly the same time during a straightforward dead heat only for him to pull ahead because his car is burdened by the weight of the Crab Sonoshee's larger build and armaments.

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* BoringButPractical: JP's [=TransAM=] cars are the puniest racing vehicles among those of the Yellowline and Redline contestants. They also don't have any weapons or armor and their (relatively) small engines take a while to reach a competitive top speed. However, they're much more manueverable, capable of performing daring stunts and hairpin turns that none of the other cars can, its compact size makes it very hard to hit, and its primary gimmick is its ability to get the most out of using Nitro as shown at the start of the film where he and Sonoshee use the boost at roughly the same time during a straightforward dead heat only for him to pull ahead because his car is isn't burdened by the weight of the Crab Sonoshee's larger build and armaments.
16th Aug '17 6:01:46 AM saltin
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* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Nitro. A single dose can exponentially increase the power of an engine, but most engines can only handle one tiny cap of the stuff at most before the vehicle starts to break down from the strain and unless you're a really great driver, it's hard to maneuver a Nitro boosted car on any course that isn't a straight line. Most racers prefer "safer" upgrades like gadgets, armor, or firearms (Pops considers grafting a ''cannon'' onto the [[=TransAM=]] a more reasonable mod than installing an engine that can take ''three'' caps of Gold Nitro without blowing up). Some like Trava and Shinkai try to spoof the speeds granted by Nitro by using larger engines or even several at once. The fact that JP relies heavily on this feature and can weave past obstacles and other racers while using it makes him a favorite of the crowds and a WildCard dark horse upstart for his opponents.


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* TechnicalPacifist: JP doesn't really believe in VehicularCombat and scoffs at Pops' offer to install guns in the [[=TransAM=]]. It's implied that this is where his "Sweet" moniker comes from. Conversely, he doesn't see anything wrong in making it so that his fellow racers blow up one another or letting their bigger and louder cars soak up all the damage from traps, defenses, and other environmental hazards while he blazes past when the coast is clear.
16th Aug '17 5:27:31 AM saltin
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* BoringButPractical: JP's [=TransAM=] cars are the puniest racing vehicles among those of the Yellowline and Redline contestants. They also don't have any weapons or armor and their (relatively) small engines take a while to reach a competitive top speed. However, they're much more manueverable, capable of performing daring stunts and hairpin turns that none of the other cars can, its compact size makes it very hard to hit, and its primary gimmick is its ability to get the most out of using Nitro as shown at the start of the film where he and Sonoshee use the boost at roughly the same time during a straightforward dead heat only for him to pull ahead because his car is burdened by the weight of the Crab Sonoshee's larger build and armaments.


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* EvilCounterpart: Like the Crab Sonoshee, the Lynchcar is a (and is the only other) Redline vehicle that hovers instead of using wheels, allowing it to "drive" on water. However, while they're both loaded with weapons, the Crab Sonoshee was built with a higher emphasis on durability and speed while the Lynchcar puts a premium on either pulling its rivals out of the way with its anchors or simply blowing them up with its other armaments. Their drivers quickly earn one another's ire at the very start of the race with Lynchman and Johnny Boya becoming secondary antagonists to Sonoshee as a result.


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* ShedArmorGainSpeed: The Crab Sonoshee is upgraded with a modular third turbine for the Redline race which helps the vehicle go faster, but can also be detached in case it burns out or if it gets caught on something.
9th Aug '17 7:54:00 PM saltin
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* CheatersNeverProsper: Somehow manages to manifest even in a race where anything goes; Gori-Rider, Miki and Todoroki try to just dig their way past all the deadly obstacles and lynchpin turns only to wind up in even bigger trouble and way behind all the other competitors.
20th Jul '17 5:54:24 PM Deathhacker
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* TheBigGuy: Machinehead is a gigantic cyborg, towered over all other characters by almost a torso length. And he's every bit as strong and tough as he looks, a berserk Little Deyzuna almost broke his hand punching him, then Machinehead sends him flying with a flick of his hand.

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* TheBigGuy: TheBigGuy:
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Machinehead is a gigantic cyborg, towered over all other characters by almost a torso length. And he's every bit as strong and tough as he looks, a berserk Little Deyzuna almost broke his hand punching him, then Machinehead sends him flying with a flick of his hand.hand.
** His vehicle, Godwing, is no slouch in this department either. While everyone else's vehicles are at least believably car sized, Godwing is titanic, being almost as big as a small spaceship. And just like it's driver Godwing takes the brunt of Roboworld's firepower and is still commanding a lead, even if it has to destroy the ''racetrack itself'' to do so.
28th Feb '17 6:23:29 AM DeepRed
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** Sonoshee [=McLaren=], whose last name is an obvious reference to the Formula 1 racing team and sports car manufacturer.

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** Sonoshee [=McLaren=], whose last name is an obvious reference to the Formula 1 FormulaOne racing team and sports car manufacturer.
28th Feb '17 6:23:13 AM DeepRed
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** Sonoshee McLaren is possibly named for the McLaren FormulaOne racing team.
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