History Anime / TengenToppaGurrenLagann

9th Jul '16 12:55:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMentor: Kamina and Yoko fill this role together: Kamina takes it upon himself to guide Simon on his path to being a man, and Yoko acts as their guide on the surface, as well as fulfilling the role of The {{Herald}}.



* TheObiWan: Kamina and Yoko fill this role together: Kamina takes it upon himself to guide Simon on his path to being a man, and Yoko acts as their guide on the surface, as well as fulfilling the role of The {{Herald}}.
8th Jul '16 11:44:48 AM Quanyails
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* UnstoppableRage: Simon gets these a lot, especially after episode 8. Of course, special mention must be made for Kamina's unstoppable rage in episode 6. It was freakin hilarious. "MAN'S WRATH ERUPTION SLASH!"

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* UnstoppableRage: Simon gets these a lot, especially after episode 8. Of course, special mention must be made for Kamina's unstoppable rage in episode 6. It was freakin hilarious. "MAN'S WRATH ERUPTION SLASH!"
8th Jul '16 11:37:55 AM Quanyails
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* TropesAreTools: The creators intentionally evoked the classic tropes of Mecha anime from 70s on, with each arc covering the different sets of tropes from eras in Mecha as noted above as a ShoutOut. Taking cues from ''Manga/GetterRobo'' (this one is worth mentioning the first, have you seen what they do in Shin Getter Robo - Sekai Saigo no Hi???) , ''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', ''Evangelion'', as well as many more, the series was a love letter to all that was good and great about those tropes, as well as using the last arc to set up what they hope would become a new Trope for the future of the Mecha genre.

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* TropesAreTools: The creators intentionally evoked the classic tropes of Mecha anime from 70s on, with each arc covering the different sets of tropes from eras in Mecha as noted above as a ShoutOut. Taking cues from ''Manga/GetterRobo'' (this one is worth mentioning the first, have you seen what they do in Shin Getter Robo - Sekai Saigo no Hi???) , ''Manga/GetterRobo'', ''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', ''Evangelion'', as well as many more, the series was a love letter to all that was good and great about those tropes, as well as using the last arc to set up what they hope would become a new Trope for the future of the Mecha genre.



** All of Team Gurren is this to some degree, and most of the leaders who oppose them (Lordgenome, [[spoiler: post timeskip Rossiu, the Anti Spiral]]) are [[InvertedTrope Last Men]].

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** All of Team Gurren is this to some degree, and most of the leaders who oppose them (Lordgenome, [[spoiler: post timeskip post-timeskip Rossiu, the Anti Spiral]]) are [[InvertedTrope Last Men]].
8th Jul '16 7:32:07 AM Quanyails
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* NoSympathy: After [[spoiler: Kamina's death]], everyone's morale has taken a toll, but none more so than Simon. However, most seem to be intent on putting a stiff upper-lip and trying to move on while doing somewhat half-assed attempts at helping him. Gets a bit worse throughout as after Lagann stops working, they kinda abandon him to his own devices. The only one shown to be consistently worried about him was Rossieu. While Nia was also worried, she also had genuine faith in Simon which was the main reason he broke through his funk (not that Rossieu didn't believe in Simon, he was openly concerned).

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* NoSympathy: After [[spoiler: Kamina's death]], everyone's morale has taken a toll, but none more so than Simon. However, most seem to be intent on putting a stiff upper-lip and trying to move on while doing somewhat half-assed attempts at helping him. Gets a bit worse throughout as after Lagann stops working, they kinda abandon him to his own devices. The only one shown to be consistently worried about him was Rossieu. Rossiu. While Nia was also worried, she also had genuine faith in Simon which was the main reason he broke through his funk (not that Rossieu Rossiu didn't believe in Simon, he was openly concerned).
8th Jul '16 7:30:12 AM Quanyails
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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Post time-skip Rossieu makes a series of decisions that could be politely called "morally questionable", including [[spoiler: using his friend and the saviour of the world as a sacrificial lamb to placate the will of the public, secretly conducting research that has "bad, bad, dangerous idea" written all over it, using a woman who is clearly romantically interested in him as a hostage to ensure Simon's cooperation, and forcibly relocating people from their homes without telling anybody.]] Bizarrely, the choice that seems to cause him the most regret and which eventually [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide drives him to nearly kill himself]]]] is his decision to [[spoiler: abandon Kamina City with a half-full ship]] which, while not exactly heroic, was nonetheless [[ShootTheDog a practical choice]] and pretty much the only defensible decision he'd made to that point.

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Post time-skip Rossieu Rossiu makes a series of decisions that could be politely called "morally questionable", including [[spoiler: using his friend and the saviour of the world as a sacrificial lamb to placate the will of the public, secretly conducting research that has "bad, bad, dangerous idea" written all over it, using a woman who is clearly romantically interested in him as a hostage to ensure Simon's cooperation, and forcibly relocating people from their homes without telling anybody.]] Bizarrely, the choice that seems to cause him the most regret and which eventually [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide drives him to nearly kill himself]]]] is his decision to [[spoiler: abandon Kamina City with a half-full ship]] which, while not exactly heroic, was nonetheless [[ShootTheDog a practical choice]] and pretty much the only defensible decision he'd made to that point.
8th Jul '16 7:27:43 AM Quanyails
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** Gaume's televising his fight with Lagann and broadcasting it to humans everywhere. [[spoiler: He ends up getting his butt whupped by Simon, for all humans on Earth to see, who are thus inspired into Badassery and Hotbloodedness and turn up as TheCavalry in the penultimate battle for Teppelin]].

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** Gaume's Guame's televising his fight with Lagann and broadcasting it to humans everywhere. [[spoiler: He ends up getting his butt whupped by Simon, for all humans on Earth to see, who are thus inspired into Badassery and Hotbloodedness and turn up as TheCavalry in the penultimate battle for Teppelin]].



** The eighth Parallel Works video suggests that [[spoiler: Guame used to be this to Lordgenome.]] This is hinted at in the canon, as [[spoiler: Gaume]] justifies taking more liberties [[spoiler: against Lordgenome]] than the others by stating that they were old friends.

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** The eighth Parallel Works video suggests that [[spoiler: Guame used to be this to Lordgenome.]] This is hinted at in the canon, as [[spoiler: Gaume]] Guame]] justifies taking more liberties [[spoiler: against Lordgenome]] than the others by stating that they were old friends.
8th Jul '16 7:27:06 AM Quanyails
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* HeroLFG: The lead and secondary cast joined Kamina just after a little talk. The rest of them joined just because they were told about his awesomeness.


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* MagneticHero: The lead and secondary cast joined Kamina just after a little talk. The rest of them joined just because they were told about his awesomeness.
8th Jul '16 7:18:55 AM Quanyails
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* ManchurianAgent: [[spoiler: Nia after the population hits one million]]

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* ManchurianAgent: [[spoiler: Nia after the population hits one million]]million.]]
8th Jul '16 7:12:46 AM Quanyails
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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Several Gainax characters as bunnygirls; also, Squidward from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', along with Gunmen resembling the [[{Franchise/{{Transformers}} Autobot and Decepticon symbols]] have been seen briefly. Also, Yoko rides a [[Anime/{{FLCL}} yellow hovering scooter/moped.]].

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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Several Gainax characters as bunnygirls; also, Squidward from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', along with Gunmen resembling the [[{Franchise/{{Transformers}} [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Autobot and Decepticon symbols]] have been seen briefly. Also, Yoko rides a [[Anime/{{FLCL}} yellow hovering scooter/moped.]].
8th Jul '16 7:12:13 AM Quanyails
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* KillerYoyo: Not in the main series, but in ''Parallel Works: Kittan Zero'', Kiyoh uses one of these. Not surprisingly, the tricks she pulls with it are powered by RuleOfCool

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* KillerYoyo: Not in the main series, but in ''Parallel Works: Kittan Zero'', Kiyoh uses one of these. Not surprisingly, the tricks she pulls with it are powered by RuleOfCoolRuleOfCool.
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