History Anime / TengenToppaGurrenLagann

22nd Dec '17 2:32:38 AM RedScharlach
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*** Notably, [[BeyondTheImpossible Effectively, Simon's drill SURPASSES the Heavens in it's bore size...]]

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*** Notably, [[BeyondTheImpossible Effectively, Simon's drill effectively SURPASSES the Heavens in it's its bore size...]]



** Pay close attention to episode 8 as Dai-Gurren is about to throw Gurren Lagann. It's arms are computer-generated, but they're cleverly blended into the scene in split-second animation.

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** Pay close attention to episode 8 as Dai-Gurren is about to throw Gurren Lagann. It's Its arms are computer-generated, but they're cleverly blended into the scene in split-second animation.



** Also, whenever Gurren-Lagann performs a Giga Drill Break, it's teeth in Gurren's mouth are replaced by drills, as if trying to play this trope straight.

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** Also, whenever Gurren-Lagann performs a Giga Drill Break, it's its teeth in Gurren's mouth are replaced by drills, as if trying to play this trope straight.



** Kamina also has his fair amount of ShirtlessScene, a whole episode of full nudity. and is a good example of MrFanservice. [[spoiler: Which re-occured with Simon and Viral during the shower fight scene.]]

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** Kamina also has his fair amount of ShirtlessScene, a whole episode of full nudity. and is a good example of MrFanservice. [[spoiler: Which re-occured recurred with Simon and Viral during the shower fight scene.]]



** There was also Kamina [[spoiler: stating early in the series that he'd die without Simon. Guess what happens on the first mission where the two had seperate jobs away from one another?]]

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** There was also Kamina [[spoiler: stating early in the series that he'd die without Simon. Guess what happens on the first mission where the two had seperate separate jobs away from one another?]]



* GrievousHarmWithABody: Kamina smacks some sense into Simon with the arm of his own mech. Gurren Lagann has a habit of fastballing it's own head at enemies.

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* GrievousHarmWithABody: Kamina smacks some sense into Simon with the arm of his own mech. Gurren Lagann has a habit of fastballing it's its own head at enemies.



* GroinAttack: During their battle with Adiane, the ''Dai-Gurren'' ends up getting it's main underside cannon destroyed, resulting in '''''EVERY MALE''''' except Leeron to grab their crotch in pain.

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* GroinAttack: During their battle with Adiane, the ''Dai-Gurren'' ends up getting it's its main underside cannon destroyed, resulting in '''''EVERY MALE''''' except Leeron to grab their crotch in pain.



* HumongousMecha: The Gunmen and Grapearls, which range from MiniMecha to extremely huge. At the end of the show, the [[spoiler:[[TitleDrop title mecha, the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann]] can be measured in ''lightyears''.]]. See [[http://i29.tinypic.com/2w56b8h.gif here]] and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ttgl.jpg here]] for just how big the damn thing is. The second movie features the [[UpToEleven 52.8 billion light years tall]] [[spoiler: Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (according to the offical guide book from GAINAX (仕事魂) and after transforming into a drill its length is multiplied 10 times)]], which can be seen [[http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/7553/ohgodepic.jpg here]]. That thing inside its head? That's [[spoiler: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann]] . [[spoiler: The small dots are galaxies. And yes, the mecha DOES look like a huge Kamina. [[IncendiaryExponent Made of fire]]]]. [[spoiler: [[http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j76/Zeldamaniac/SuperTengenToppaGurrenLagann.png THIS]] picture gives a size comparison with the Granzeboma, which is smaller than the STTGL's foot!]] At this point, the only larger known mecha are VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}, and ''possibly'' [[Manga/GetterRobo the Getter Emperor]], both of which are ''ridiculous''.

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* HumongousMecha: The Gunmen and Grapearls, which range from MiniMecha to extremely huge. At the end of the show, the [[spoiler:[[TitleDrop title mecha, the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann]] can be measured in ''lightyears''.]]. See [[http://i29.tinypic.com/2w56b8h.gif here]] and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ttgl.jpg here]] for just how big the damn thing is. The second movie features the [[UpToEleven 52.8 billion light years tall]] [[spoiler: Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (according to the offical guide book from GAINAX (仕事魂) and after transforming into a drill its length is multiplied 10 times)]], which can be seen [[http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/7553/ohgodepic.jpg here]]. That thing inside its head? That's [[spoiler: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann]] .Lagann]]. [[spoiler: The small dots are galaxies. And yes, the mecha DOES look like a huge Kamina. [[IncendiaryExponent Made of fire]]]]. [[spoiler: [[http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j76/Zeldamaniac/SuperTengenToppaGurrenLagann.png THIS]] picture gives a size comparison with the Granzeboma, which is smaller than the STTGL's foot!]] At this point, the only larger known mecha are VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}, and ''possibly'' [[Manga/GetterRobo the Getter Emperor]], both of which are ''ridiculous''.



* NoNameGiven: The music used when [[spoiler:Kamina is impaled]] and when Simon is fighting Lordgenome, has never been released in the official soundtrack and it's name is unknown.

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* NoNameGiven: The music used when [[spoiler:Kamina is impaled]] and when Simon is fighting Lordgenome, has never been released in the official soundtrack and it's its name is unknown.



* ScrewDestiny: The entire point of "We go BeyondTheImpossible" . Just listen to their [[RousingSpeech Rousing Speeches]] during the last part of the series. [[note]] Alternatively, Screw Physics.[[/note]] This could be taken literally: the dominant motifs are drills, spirals and other screw-shaped implements with which they dig right through their confines and break them to pieces.

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* ScrewDestiny: The entire point of "We go BeyondTheImpossible" .BeyondTheImpossible". Just listen to their [[RousingSpeech Rousing Speeches]] during the last part of the series. [[note]] Alternatively, Screw Physics.[[/note]] This could be taken literally: the dominant motifs are drills, spirals and other screw-shaped implements with which they dig right through their confines and break them to pieces.



** In all seriousness, ''Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann'' is surprisingly right in the middle of the scale with a slight leaning toward idealism. While on the surface it seems like a normal Good Vs. Evil story, the main villains are very much like the heroes [[spoiler: one of who being a FallenHero and the other being a WellIntentionedExtremist with very understandable reasons]] and are never treated as being whole wrong. Likewise, the heroes are full of flaws and are never treated as being fully right [[spoiler: especially as they were on a path to causing an ApocalypseWow for the whole universe .]] The only time the heroes are treated as being fully right is when they take the phiosophy of the BigBad into themselves, changing their views into a combination of their's and the enemy's. While the series does promote a ScrewDestiny message, the ending shows that just because they can screw destiny doesn't mean they should. And while the heroes are able to create a path for a bright future for all, it comes at the cost of many lives, implied that it will be a very hard path to transverse and [[spoiler: the main character gives up on being a big famous hero and simply walks the earth, old and forgotten.]] In short, while things may have turned out for the best of all people, the heroes had to make a lot of sacrifices and changes to get things this way.

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** In all seriousness, ''Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann'' is surprisingly right in the middle of the scale with a slight leaning toward idealism. While on the surface it seems like a normal Good Vs. Evil story, the main villains are very much like the heroes [[spoiler: one of who being a FallenHero and the other being a WellIntentionedExtremist with very understandable reasons]] and are never treated as being whole wrong. Likewise, the heroes are full of flaws and are never treated as being fully right [[spoiler: especially as they were on a path to causing an ApocalypseWow for the whole universe .universe.]] The only time the heroes are treated as being fully right is when they take the phiosophy of the BigBad into themselves, changing their views into a combination of their's and the enemy's. While the series does promote a ScrewDestiny message, the ending shows that just because they can screw destiny doesn't mean they should. And while the heroes are able to create a path for a bright future for all, it comes at the cost of many lives, implied that it will be a very hard path to transverse and [[spoiler: the main character gives up on being a big famous hero and simply walks the earth, old and forgotten.]] In short, while things may have turned out for the best of all people, the heroes had to make a lot of sacrifices and changes to get things this way.



* SmarterThanYouLook: If the Fridge tap is any indication, in a meta example, the show itself is far smarter than what one would assume form it's face.

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* SmarterThanYouLook: If the Fridge tap is any indication, in a meta example, the show itself is far smarter than what one would assume form it's face.at first glance.



* StupidSexyFlanders: If the short "Viral's Sweet Dream" is anything to go by, even his sworn enemies can't help but have ...''thoughts'' about Kamina.

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* StupidSexyFlanders: If the short "Viral's Sweet Dream" is anything to go by, even his sworn enemies can't help but have ...have ''thoughts'' about Kamina.
3rd Dec '17 4:27:44 PM TheTropper
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The universe is saved through badassitude and a timely ThemeMusicPowerUp. But, in a universe where humans and all other Spirals can work together to make life exponentially better for everyone, heroes like Team Gurren are no longer needed. With the Anti-Spiral gone, Nia fades away soon after marrying Simon. Simon himself spends the rest of his days WalkingTheEarth with Boota. And Yoko, having lost both men she loved, swears off romance to spend the rest of her days teaching the next generation.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The universe is saved through badassitude and a timely ThemeMusicPowerUp. But, in a universe where humans and all other Spirals can work together to make life exponentially better for everyone, heroes like Team Gurren are no longer needed. With the Anti-Spiral gone, Nia fades away soon after marrying Simon. Simon himself Simon, who spends the rest of his days WalkingTheEarth with Boota. And Yoko, having lost both of the men she loved, swears off romance to spend the rest of her days teaching teach the next generation.]]



* HowWeGotHere

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* HowWeGotHereHowWeGotHere: The series begins in space with a battle between unknown forces with Simon ready to unleash an attack that will finish them off. [[spoiler:Even though that scenario never occurred in the main story, it's theorized that it takes place in an alternate setting.]]
30th Nov '17 1:25:20 PM Miruka
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* HeroesWantRedheads: Kamina, Simon and Kittan all end up falling for Yoko.
11th Nov '17 9:09:05 AM acrobox
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* ActionGirl: Yoko. She starts out being OvershadowedByAwesome, but things get better for her soon.

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* ActionGirl: ActionHeroine: Yoko. She starts out being OvershadowedByAwesome, but things get better for her soon.



* BadassPrincess: Nia, though she isn't really badass until she stops being a princess and slowly becomes a HotBlooded freedom fighter as she hangs out with the Team Gurren.



* TookALevelInBadass: Simon. Only in the universe of Gurren Lagann can something like ''[[http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c262/Renkinjitsu/Misc/simonbeforeafter.jpg this]]'' happen.
** You mean a human being turning [[Anime/DragonBallZ Super Saiyan]]? Because that's what it looks like to me. That's right, being in ''Gurren Lagann'' makes you so badass that it turns you into a Saiyan.
** Seven years, some good CharacterDevelopment, and [[spoiler: the ingestion of a Big Bang-level attack]] will do that to you.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Simon. Only in the universe of Gurren Lagann can something like ''[[http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c262/Renkinjitsu/Misc/simonbeforeafter.jpg this]]'' happen.
** You mean a
happen. A human being turning [[Anime/DragonBallZ Super Saiyan]]? Because that's what it looks like to me. That's right, being in ''Gurren Lagann'' makes you so badass that it turns you into a Saiyan.
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Saiyan. Seven years, some good CharacterDevelopment, and [[spoiler: the ingestion of a Big Bang-level attack]] will do that to you.you.
** Nia, after she stops being a PrincessClassic and slowly becomes a HotBlooded freedom fighter as she hangs out with the Team Gurren.
4th Nov '17 5:34:55 PM Momochi
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* ReflectionlessUselessEyes: Several characters get spiral-shaped eyes at various points when they're utilizing massive amounts of Spiral Power.
14th Oct '17 9:09:34 AM TheBigBopper
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Lonely orphan Simon ([[NoPronunciationGuide pronounced "SHI-mon" in Japanese and "SEE-moan" in the English dub]]) lives in an underground village, digging for ancient artifacts and eating pigmoles. His [[BigBrotherMentor self-appointed big brother]], Kamina, is a [[HotBlooded hot-headed]] badass who dreams of going to the "Surface" as his father did (despite the village elder constantly saying the "Surface" doesn't exist). One fateful day, Simon discovers a strange drill-shaped key and, soon after, [[MiniMecha a pint-sized mecha]] which responds to the key. While taking an unapproved excursion to see it, Simon and Kamina are interrupted by the village elder... then by the roof of the village collapsing... ''then'' by [[HumongousMecha a massive, bestial, robotic head]]... and '''''then''''' by Yoko, [[SmallGirlBigGun a woman with a very big gun]] ([[{{Stripperiffic}} and very little clothing]]) firing at said beast-mecha--a "Gunmen".[[note]]''Ganmen'' in Japanese, meaning "face"[[/note]]

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Lonely orphan Simon ([[NoPronunciationGuide pronounced "SHI-mon" in Japanese and "SEE-moan" in the English dub]]) lives in an underground village, digging for ancient artifacts and eating pigmoles. His [[BigBrotherMentor self-appointed big brother]], Kamina, is a [[HotBlooded hot-headed]] badass who dreams of going to the "Surface" as his father did (despite the village elder constantly saying the "Surface" doesn't exist). One fateful day, Simon discovers a strange drill-shaped key and, soon after, [[MiniMecha a pint-sized mecha]] which responds to the key. While taking an unapproved excursion to see it, Simon and Kamina are interrupted by the village elder... then by the roof of the village collapsing... ''then'' by [[HumongousMecha a massive, bestial, robotic head]]... and '''''then''''' by Yoko, a young woman [[SmallGirlBigGun a woman with a very big gun]] ([[{{Stripperiffic}} and very little clothing]]) firing at said beast-mecha--a "Gunmen".[[note]]''Ganmen'' in Japanese, meaning "face"[[/note]]
12th Oct '17 11:38:15 AM DarkDuel
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** In the movie, [[spoiler:it splits up into its base parts--Simon in Tengen Toppa Lagann, Nia's Tengen Toppa Solvernia, Viral's Tengen Toppa Enkidurga, Yoko's Tengen Toppa Yoko W Tank, the twins' Tengen Toppa Twin Boukun, Kidd's Tengen Toppa Kidd Knuckle, Iraak's Tengen Toppa Ainzaurus, Zorthy's Tengen Toppa Sozorthyn, Makken's Tengen Toppa Moshogun, and Darry and Gimmy's Tengen Toppa Grapearl, with the rest of the crew in the Tengen Toppa Dai-Gurren. And then they re-combine to create '''SUPER TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN''', which is ''even bigger''. And looks like a '''GIANT-SIZED KAMINA MADE OF BLUE FLAMES, ''COMPLETE WITH CAPE AND EPIC SHADES''!!!''']]

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** In the movie, [[spoiler:it splits up into its base parts--Simon in Tengen Toppa Lagann, Nia's Tengen Toppa Solvernia, Viral's Tengen Toppa Enkidurga, Yoko's Tengen Toppa Yoko W Tank, the twins' Tengen Toppa Twin Boukun, Kidd's Tengen Toppa Kidd Knuckle, Iraak's Tengen Toppa Ainzaurus, Zorthy's Tengen Toppa Sozorthyn, Makken's Tengen Toppa Moshogun, and Darry and Gimmy's Tengen Toppa Grapearl, with the rest of the crew in the Tengen Toppa Dai-Gurren. And then they re-combine to create '''SUPER TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN''', which is ''even bigger''. And looks like a '''GIANT-SIZED comparatively'''GIANT-SIZED KAMINA MADE OF BLUE FLAMES, ''COMPLETE WITH CAPE AND EPIC SHADES''!!!''']]SHADES''!!!'''By comparizon, Granzeboma is, prior to its own upgrade, no bigger than STTGL's big toe.]]
12th Oct '17 11:35:17 AM DarkDuel
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** In the movie, [[spoiler:it splits up into its base parts--Simon in Tengen Toppa Lagann, Nia's Tengen Toppa Solvernia, Viral's Tengen Toppa Enkidurga, Yoko's Tengen Toppa Yoko W Tank, the twins' Tengen Toppa Twin Boukun, Kidd's Tengen Toppa Kidd Knuckle, Iraak's Tengen Toppa Ainzaurus, Zorthy's Tengen Toppa Sozorthyn, Makken's Tengen Toppa Moshogun, and Darry and Gimmy's Tengen Toppa Grapearl, with the rest of the crew in the Tengen Toppa Dai-Gurren. And then they re-combine to create '''SUPER TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN''', which is ''even bigger''.]]

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** In the movie, [[spoiler:it splits up into its base parts--Simon in Tengen Toppa Lagann, Nia's Tengen Toppa Solvernia, Viral's Tengen Toppa Enkidurga, Yoko's Tengen Toppa Yoko W Tank, the twins' Tengen Toppa Twin Boukun, Kidd's Tengen Toppa Kidd Knuckle, Iraak's Tengen Toppa Ainzaurus, Zorthy's Tengen Toppa Sozorthyn, Makken's Tengen Toppa Moshogun, and Darry and Gimmy's Tengen Toppa Grapearl, with the rest of the crew in the Tengen Toppa Dai-Gurren. And then they re-combine to create '''SUPER TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN''', which is ''even bigger''.]] And looks like a '''GIANT-SIZED KAMINA MADE OF BLUE FLAMES, ''COMPLETE WITH CAPE AND EPIC SHADES''!!!''']]
7th Oct '17 10:50:54 AM nombretomado
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* AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit: And boy, does it get abused. Thanks to Spiral Power, Humanity starts out as pretty much Type -1, then goes to Type 0 in 7 years. They then go from Type 0 to Type 4+ in a ''few days''! Finally, they "settle down" to Type 1 after the final fight, using more power as necessary but mostly limiting it [[spoiler:to prevent excess Spiral power causing Spiral Nemesis]].
28th Sep '17 12:07:41 AM dRoy
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[[caption-width-right:350:'''[[CatchPhrase JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK WE ARE?!]]''']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:'''[[CatchPhrase JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK WE ARE?!]]''']]
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