History Anime / SpiderRiders

4th Apr '17 10:36:58 PM LegitimateIdiot
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* TheReveal: A big dose is revealed near the end of the series when Mantid admits that [[spoiler:he's an earthen like Hunter. On top of that, it's also a subtle CallBack to the beginning of the series]]. When some characters spoke of a prophecy for a short time, and pretty quickly stopped mentioning it. The prophecy stating that an Earthen would bring great evil to the Inner World...[[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything and one did]].

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* TheReveal: A big dose is revealed near the end of the series when Mantid admits that [[spoiler:he's an earthen like Hunter. On top of that, it's also a subtle CallBack to the beginning of the series]]. When some characters spoke of a prophecy for a short time, and pretty quickly stopped mentioning it. The prophecy stating that an Earthen would bring great evil to the Inner World...[[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything and one did]].did.
1st Apr '17 3:27:13 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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->''"Never give up."''
-->-- '''Hunter'''

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\n->''"Never give up."''\n[[caption-width-right:350:''Let's ride!'']]

->''"There exists within the planet Earth a fantastic lost world. In this Inner World, elite warriors ride huge spiders and bravely fight against evil. When the wicked rise, the call goes out: Calling all Spider Riders!"''
-->-- '''Hunter'''
English opening Narration
16th Jan '17 7:27:50 AM soaker87
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* ShesAManInJapan: Although in the dub, a gender isn't actually confirmed, one of Grasshop's children was made to sound more feminine. In the Japanese, both are confirmed to be male.
15th Jan '17 7:13:14 PM soaker87
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* TheRival: Buguese vs. Hunter. i

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* TheRival: Buguese vs. Hunter. i
15th Jan '17 7:12:03 PM soaker87
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*ParentalAbandonment: No one in this show has parents who are mentioned ever. Magma's family is at least confirmed dead, but with the rest of the cast, it's anybody's guess what happened to them.



* RebelliousPrincess: Sparkle.

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* RebelliousPrincess: Sparkle. She doesn't appreciate being left behind, and will sneak out to fight with everyone else if she has to.



* TheRival: Buguese vs. Hunter.

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* TheRival: Buguese vs. Hunter. i



* SatelliteCharacter: Grey/Slate. And most of the spiders for that matter, aside from Shadow and maybe Brutus.

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*RunningGag: Both Corona's terrible cooking and Lumen's tendency to flirt with anything female, regardless of age, [[InterspeciesRomance species]] or [[BrotherSisterIncest relation to him]].
* SatelliteCharacter: Grey/Slate. His friendship with Igneous is basically all there is to his character. And most of the spiders for that matter, aside from Shadow and maybe Brutus.



* ShrinesAndTemples

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* ShrinesAndTemplesShrinesAndTemples: Likely places for Oracle Keys to be hidden.



** Igneous's name in became Ignus in the anime (the dub bought it back to Igneous, as it was in the novels) because it was easier for the Japanese to pronounce.

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** Igneous's name in became Ignus in the anime (the dub bought it back to Igneous, as it was in the novels) because [[WordofGod it was easier for the Japanese to pronounce.]]



* WhipSword

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* WhipSwordWhipSword: Lumen has one.
15th Jan '17 7:02:32 PM soaker87
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** The Lost Mariner.

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** The Lost Sea Buff Mariner/Lost Mariner.



* HandsomeLech: Lumen.

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* HandsomeLech: Lumen. That he's 12 makes him mostly harmless, but he loves girls shamelessly.



* IdiotHero: Hunter.

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* IdiotHero: Hunter. He's not too bright, especially early on.



* ImprobableHairStyle: Igneous.
* InternationalCoProduction: Produced with CookieJarEntertainment in Canada and BeeTrain Production Inc. in Japan.

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* ImprobableHairStyle: Igneous.
Igneous, who keeps it up in one massive spike.
* InternationalCoProduction: Produced with CookieJarEntertainment in Canada and BeeTrain Production Inc. in Japan. The Japanese side did most of the work (writing, directing and animation), with the Canadian side providing the funding and the basis they had to work with.



* LoveMartyr: Beerain.

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*LighterAndSofter: The anime in comparison to the novels they were based off of. The novels include much more sinister and less sympathetic Insectors (they eat humans, for one), as well as some more depressing themes like Spider Riders ultimately aging out of their powers and losing the ability to speak with their spider partners.
* LoveMartyr: Beerain.Although they're not actually in a relationship, Beerain is basically this. Buguese does not treat her well. At all. And it doesn't seem to change her feelings.



* MotorMouth: Grasshop.

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* MotorMouth: Grasshop. He can talk for several minutes straight without stopping.



**It's played straight in the short-lived Kids WB cut of the same dub, however. Some awkward changes were made just to avoid references to death.



* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Mantid]].

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* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Mantid]].[[spoiler:Mantid. Keep in mind that he fought against the first Spider Rider, and Brade/Quake, who was either from King Arachna III's generation or later, is old enough to be an adult's great great grandfather.]].


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*OnTheNext: Although cut from the dub, all the Japanese episodes featured previews, narrated by various characters. The ones in the first season in particular could be pretty hilarious, and often very OOC, even when [[TheBigBad Mantid]] was the one narrating.
15th Jan '17 6:41:49 PM soaker87
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*ActionHoggingOpening: The second OP has a lot of action going on. While the show typically has a fight scene per episode (although some have none), it's not as much as you would expect from the genre.



* BackupFromOtherworld: [[spoiler:Quake/Brade fills the spot of the 8th Rider needed to awaken Spirit Oracle]] even though he's dead. The Lost Mariner, also dead, helps the Riders escape an attack at sea.

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*AwesomeMcCoolName: In the Japanese version there is one Insector soldier with the name Great Genius. Grasshop is very impressed when he learns this.
* BackupFromOtherworld: [[spoiler:Quake/Brade fills the spot of the 8th Rider needed to awaken Spirit Oracle]] even though he's dead. The Lost Sea Buff Mariner/Lost Mariner, also dead, helps the Riders escape an attack at sea.



* BadassNormal: Stags and Buguese.

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* BadassNormal: Stags and Buguese. Normal as in they don't have any super powers.



* BeastAndBeauty: Buguese and Aqune, in a way.

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* BeastAndBeauty: Buguese and Aqune, Aqune. Even if Buguese is the most humanoid Insector, he's still not exactly... human. Aqune is the gentle, nurturing, empathetic one. She tries to see the good in everyone. Buguese is the brooding, cynical, angry one. Despite his hate for humans, it's very clear he has a way.soft spot for Aqune. [[spoiler: Freeing her is the last thing he does before confronting Mantid, which he expects will kill him.]]



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Sparkle

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: SparkleSparkle. Most of the time she's a sweetheart. Threaten her or her friends and she might just pound you repetitively with a yo-yo.



* {{Bishonen}}

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*BigDamnHeroes: Pretty regularly. Notable example is ep.41, in which the Riders pull this off twice. Right after returning from Nuuma, and later that night.
* {{Bishonen}}{{Bishonen}}: Most of the male characters are designed this way.



* BloodlessCarnage

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* BloodlessCarnageBloodlessCarnage: There is never a drop of blood in this show, regardless of the injury.



**Also, both Igneous and Corona in the 4th episode thanks to a flower, but it ends quickly, once the flower is exposed to light.



* BrilliantButLazy: Lumen.

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* BrilliantButLazy: Lumen. He would much rather sleep than do anything, making it hard to believe he's as skilled as he actually is.



* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: The phrase that activates the transformation sequence is "Arachna Power!"

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* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: The In the dub, the phrase that activates the transformation sequence is "Arachna Power!"Power!" Each Rider has their own transformation words in the Japanese version.



*CanonForeigner: Several in the anime. Brade/Quake, Grey/Slate, Lily, Queen Elma/Illuma, Toure/Solan, Lorraine... just to name a few.
**On the other hand, Portia manages to be something of a CanonImmigrant. She first appeared in the anime, and her existence was at least mentioned in the 4th novel. Problem is, the 4th novel makes bizarre retcons to the original ones, and might not even count.
*CantCatchUp: Basically all the Riders when compared to Hunter using the Oracle Keys, Aqune and Brade/Quake serving as the only exceptions. Igneous even comments about just how far Hunter has come after their training session in ep. 24, and that was when Hunter only had one Key.



* TheChessmaster: Mantid.

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* TheChessmaster: Mantid. [[spoiler: The Insectors don't realize that they're just serving his master plan, and he plans to kill them all in the end.]]



* ClassTrip: In the novels, Hunter was on one when he finds the Inner World.



* CuteMonsterGirl: Lemin/Katy fits into this trope, but Beerain subverts it.
* DarkIsNotEvil:The spiders themselves, also. [[spoiler:It takes being brought directly into Mantid's citadel for Hunter to finally grasp what his "enemies", who live in a world of darkness, are really fighting for. Of course, Mantid himself turns out to be insane anyway.]]

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* CuteMonsterGirl: Lemin/Katy fits into this trope, she is adorable, but Beerain subverts it.
* DarkIsNotEvil:The spiders themselves, also.themselves. Also. [[spoiler:It takes being brought directly into Mantid's citadel for Hunter to finally grasp what his "enemies", who live in a world of darkness, are really fighting for. Of course, Mantid himself turns out to be insane anyway.]]



* {{Determinator}}: Hunter.

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*DesolationShot: The Insector world gets a few of these, as do some other places that were wiped out in battle, like the town where the Riders stay for the night in ep.34.
* {{Determinator}}: Hunter. Really, his catch phrase is "never give up".



*DoItYourselfThemeTune: The 2nd OP is performed by Corona's seiyuu and the 3rd ED by Shadow and Aqune's.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnesEvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Of course there's Grasshop and his beloved family. [[spoiler: Much later we learn of Lorraine, the woman Mantid loved.]]
23rd Dec '15 7:37:34 AM Willbyr
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23rd Dec '15 7:37:24 AM Willbyr
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->''"[[CatchPhrase Never give up.]]"''

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->''"[[CatchPhrase Never ->''"Never give up.]]"''"''


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29th Sep '15 8:43:52 PM Angeldeb82
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->''"[[CatchPhrase Never give up]]."''

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->''"[[CatchPhrase Never give up]]."''up.]]"''



* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and his Giant Spider]].
* AChildShallLeadThem: Lumen is 12 and Sparkle is 8. There's no king or queen to be mentioned.



* ASimplePlan: The episode "Ghost Spider", easily the most pointless filler episode in the series.



* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and his Giant Spider.]]



* AChildShallLeadThem: Lumen is 12 and Sparkle is 8. There's no king or queen to be mentioned.



* DarkIsNotEvil:The spiders themselves, also. [[spoiler:It takes being brought directly into Mantid's citadel for Hunter to finally grasp what his "enemies", who live in a world of darkness, are really fighting for. Of course, Mantid himself turns out to be insane anyway]].

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* DarkIsNotEvil:The spiders themselves, also. [[spoiler:It takes being brought directly into Mantid's citadel for Hunter to finally grasp what his "enemies", who live in a world of darkness, are really fighting for. Of course, Mantid himself turns out to be insane anyway]].anyway.]]



* TheDeterminator: Hunter.

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* TheDeterminator: {{Determinator}}: Hunter.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Mantid. [[spoiler: My girlfriend died, so the world who took her away from me needs to be destroyed. Yeah...]] In all fairness he said he'd sufferd ''many'' losses, implying many other people he cared for died.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Mantid. [[spoiler: My girlfriend died, so the world who took her away from me needs to be destroyed. Yeah...]] In all fairness he said he'd sufferd suffered ''many'' losses, implying many other people he cared for died.



* DrowningMySorrows: Grasshop does this once... only with milk. [[AlienCatnip Though this may be a bit more plausible than most cases due to his being an Invectid/Insector]].
* DubInducedPlotHole: According to episode 23 of the dub [[spoiler: The sun was taken from the "Invectid" world as punishment for their race eating all the plant life]]. What actually happened was [[spoiler: Mantid caused its disappearance when he once collected the four Oracle Keys, and the plant life died as a result]]. The dub goes with the true story later, making the already bizarre edit seem even more awkward.

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* DrowningMySorrows: Grasshop does this once... only with milk. [[AlienCatnip Though this may be a bit more plausible than most cases due to his being an Invectid/Insector]].
Invectid/Insector.]]
* DubInducedPlotHole: According to episode 23 of the dub [[spoiler: The the sun was taken from the "Invectid" world as punishment for their race eating all the plant life]]. What actually happened was [[spoiler: Mantid caused its disappearance when he once collected the four Oracle Keys, and the plant life died as a result]]. The dub goes with the true story later, making the already bizarre edit seem even more awkward.



* TheEmperor: Mantid, although the specific term isn't mentioned in the dub. [[spoiler:Buguese probably becomes this at the end]].
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Well, just the Inner World

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* TheEmperor: Mantid, although the specific term isn't mentioned in the dub. [[spoiler:Buguese probably becomes this at the end]].
end.]]
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Well, just the Inner WorldWorld.



* {{Expository Theme Tune}}: U.S. dub, "Calling All Spider Riders".

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* {{Expository Theme Tune}}: ExpositoryThemeTune: U.S. dub, "Calling All Spider Riders".



* FiveBadBand: Mantid and the Big Four fit this perfectly. I guess that would make Aqune the [[SixthRanger sixth ranger]] and Portia [[TeamPet team pet]].

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* FiveBadBand: Mantid and the Big Four fit this perfectly. I guess that That would make Aqune the [[SixthRanger sixth ranger]] SixthRanger and Portia [[TeamPet team pet]].TeamPet.



** [[spoiler:Grasshop first, when he ultimately decides to rescue Sparkle (as well as Igneous and Lumen). He then remains an ally to the Spider Riders, traveling with them until the end]].
** [[spoiler:Then Stags, who purposely quits after being defeated by Hunter]].
** [[spoiler:Next Beerain, who aids Grasshop by reminding him of an alternate way that the Riders can cross into Insector/Invectid lands. After that she leaves, and isn't seen again until she and Stags rescue Buguese]].
** [[spoiler:And finally Buguese, who turns on Mantid only after being betrayed. He then frees Aqune from Mantid's control and makes it his mission to defeat his former leader himself]].
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: [[spoiler:Buguese, who continued to follow Mantid loyally, despite knowing some of his intentions, believing that there would be no other way to restore sunlight to his land. He didn't even consider that the ultimate weapon Mantid just handed to him might've been part of a trap]].
* HostageSituation: Corona by Buguese, in exchange for both the Oracle Keys and Aqune [[spoiler:Although Aqune was willing to return to him anyway in the Japanese version, and he's only able to get her back, because the other Riders return to retrieve the keys]].

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** [[spoiler:Grasshop first, when he ultimately decides to rescue Sparkle (as well as Igneous and Lumen). He then remains an ally to the Spider Riders, traveling with them until the end]].
end.]]
** [[spoiler:Then Stags, who purposely quits after being defeated by Hunter]].
Hunter.]]
** [[spoiler:Next Beerain, who aids Grasshop by reminding him of an alternate way that the Riders can cross into Insector/Invectid lands. After that she leaves, and isn't seen again until she and Stags rescue Buguese]].
Buguese.]]
** [[spoiler:And finally Buguese, who turns on Mantid only after being betrayed. He then frees Aqune from Mantid's control and makes it his mission to defeat his former leader himself]].
himself.]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: [[spoiler:Buguese, who continued to follow Mantid loyally, despite knowing some of his intentions, believing that there would be no other way to restore sunlight to his land. He didn't even consider that the ultimate weapon Mantid just handed to him might've been part of a trap]].
trap.]]
* HostageSituation: Corona by Buguese, in exchange for both the Oracle Keys and Aqune [[spoiler:Although Aqune was willing to return to him anyway in the Japanese version, and he's only able to get her back, because the other Riders return to retrieve the keys]].keys.]]



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler:Not to debate whether their relationship was romantic or platonic, but fitting to Buguese, when he reluctantly freed Aqune, allowing her to be with her comrades]].

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler:Not to debate whether their relationship was romantic or platonic, but fitting to Buguese, when he reluctantly freed Aqune, allowing her to be with her comrades]].comrades.]]



* LoveTriangle: Igneous-Elma/Illuma-Toure/Solan. [[spoiler:Not that the end resolution was ever a surprise, as Igneous' love was purely unrequited]].

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* LoveTriangle: Igneous-Elma/Illuma-Toure/Solan. [[spoiler:Not that the end resolution was ever a surprise, as Igneous' love was purely unrequited]].unrequited.]]



* MindControlDevice: Aqune's mask. But then [[spoiler:She serves the Insectors/Invectids by choice, it's just the fighting she has a problem with, so she might count as [[NotBrainwashed Not Brainwashed]] too]].

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* MindControlDevice: Aqune's mask. But then [[spoiler:She [[spoiler:she serves the Insectors/Invectids by choice, it's just the fighting she has a problem with, so she might count as [[NotBrainwashed Not Brainwashed]] NotBrainwashed too]].



* {{Minionshipping}}: [[spoiler:Beerain is deeply infatuated with Buguese, who in turn has a strong care for Aqune, debatably romantic attraction. Aqune cares about Buguese, but not necessarily on a romantic level. Buguese also respects and cares for Beerain as a comrade, though never returns her romantic feelings]].

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* {{Minionshipping}}: [[spoiler:Beerain is deeply infatuated with Buguese, who in turn has a strong care for Aqune, debatably romantic attraction. Aqune cares about Buguese, but not necessarily on a romantic level. Buguese also respects and cares for Beerain as a comrade, though never returns her romantic feelings]].feelings.]]



* NonHumanSidekick: Any of the spiders

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* NonHumanSidekick: Any of the spidersspiders.



* OddlyNamedSequel: "Spider Riders: Yomigaeru Taiyou," (The Resurrected Sun) honestly made no sense until the last episode [[spoiler:When the sun finally got resurrected]].

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* OddlyNamedSequel: OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: "Spider Riders: Yomigaeru Taiyou," (The Resurrected Sun) honestly made no sense until the last episode [[spoiler:When [[spoiler:when the sun finally got resurrected]].



* TheReveal: A big dose is revealed near the end of the series when Mantid admits that [[spoiler:he's an earthen like Hunter. On top of that, it's also a subtle CallBack to the beginning of the series.]] When some characters spoke of a prophecy for a short time, and pretty quickly stopped mentioning it. The prophecy stating that an Earthen would bring great evil to the Inner World...[[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything and one did.]]

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* TheReveal: A big dose is revealed near the end of the series when Mantid admits that [[spoiler:he's an earthen like Hunter. On top of that, it's also a subtle CallBack to the beginning of the series.]] series]]. When some characters spoke of a prophecy for a short time, and pretty quickly stopped mentioning it. The prophecy stating that an Earthen would bring great evil to the Inner World...[[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything and one did.]] did]].



* SaveBothWorlds: Averted! The {{Big Bad}} ''says'' that he intends on conquering the Outer World, but he's defeated before he can even get there. Considering that this is an anime that involves a boy from earth getting [[TrappedInAnotherWorld sucked into a subterranean world beneath our own]], the fact that we didn't even see some [[EverythingIsOnline strange phenominon]] going on in the outer world, this is rather unique.

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* SaveBothWorlds: Averted! The {{Big Bad}} BigBad ''says'' that he intends on conquering the Outer World, but he's defeated before he can even get there. Considering that this is an anime that involves a boy from earth getting [[TrappedInAnotherWorld sucked into a subterranean world beneath our own]], the fact that we didn't even see some [[EverythingIsOnline strange phenominon]] phenomenon]] going on in the outer world, this is rather unique.



* ShellShockedVeteran: The show takes this trope ''very'' seriously. Especially during the Nuuma arc and beyond.[[spoiler: Mantid is one himself, it's what led him to his StartOfDarkness.]]

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* ShellShockedVeteran: The show takes this trope ''very'' seriously. Especially during the Nuuma arc and beyond. [[spoiler: Mantid is one himself, it's what led him to his StartOfDarkness.]]



* ASimplePlan: The episode "Ghost Spider", easily the most pointless filler episode in the series.



* SpoilerOpening: The second OP is really bad about this. [[spoiler:For one, it shows Aqune with the Spider Riders, even though she doesn't officially join them until the fourth-to-last episode]]. Next, it reveals the existence of [[spoiler:Quake/Brade, as well as the fact that he's a Spider Rider, and has a younger form. Although viewers could assume that younger Quake/Brade was a different person entirely]].

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* SpoilerOpening: The second OP is really bad about this. [[spoiler:For one, it shows Aqune with the Spider Riders, even though she doesn't officially join them until the fourth-to-last episode]]. episode.]] Next, it reveals the existence of [[spoiler:Quake/Brade, as well as the fact that he's a Spider Rider, and has a younger form. Although viewers could assume that younger Quake/Brade was a different person entirely]].



* TransformationSequence: Always a sign of lazy animators. [[DubText In the English version,]] during one battle, Grasshop actually comments that the children take too long to transform.

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* TransformationSequence: Always a sign of lazy animators. [[DubText In the English version,]] version]], during one battle, Grasshop actually comments that the children take too long to transform.



* TurnCoat: [[spoiler:Grasshop]].

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* TurnCoat: [[spoiler:Grasshop]].{{Turncoat}}: [[spoiler:Grasshop.]]



* TheUnchosenOne: Hunter is believed by all to be the ChosenOne due to his apparent ability to control the power of the Oracle keys, but it turns out [[spoiler: Corona was the one with the ability to call upon the Oracle and her keys for help]]. Of course, it's eventually revealed but doesn't affect the plot much.

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* TheUnchosenOne: Hunter is believed by all to be the ChosenOne TheChosenOne due to his apparent ability to control the power of the Oracle keys, but it turns out [[spoiler: Corona was the one with the ability to call upon the Oracle and her keys for help]]. Of course, it's eventually revealed but doesn't affect the plot much.



* WillTheyOrWontThey: Hunter and Corona. So much shiptease…
* WritingAroundTrademarks: Despite being known as Insectors in both the novels and the Japanese version, they were changed to Invectids in the dub due to legal reasons, or so says [[WordOfGod Word of God]].

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* WillTheyOrWontThey: Hunter and Corona. So much shiptease…
shiptease...
* WritingAroundTrademarks: Despite being known as Insectors in both the novels and the Japanese version, they were changed to Invectids in the dub due to legal reasons, or so says [[WordOfGod Word of God]].WordOfGod.
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