History Anime / Texhnolyze

14th Jun '17 6:42:46 PM nombretomado
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* HiddenVillain: It takes a while before [[spoiler: Yoshii]] is revealed as the BigBad of the first story arc. Especially since [[TheYakuza Onishi]], [[GangBangers Shinji]] and [[ChurchMilitant Kimata]] all seem candidates as well. [[spoiler: Kano,]] likewise, keeps to the shadows throughout much of the second arc, largely working through his [[UnwittingPawn proxies]] [[TheQuisling in]] [[CrapsackWorld Lux.]]

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* HiddenVillain: It takes a while before [[spoiler: Yoshii]] is revealed as the BigBad of the first story arc. Especially since [[TheYakuza [[{{Yakuza}} Onishi]], [[GangBangers Shinji]] and [[ChurchMilitant Kimata]] all seem candidates as well. [[spoiler: Kano,]] likewise, keeps to the shadows throughout much of the second arc, largely working through his [[UnwittingPawn proxies]] [[TheQuisling in]] [[CrapsackWorld Lux.]]
21st Mar '17 10:37:39 PM SinNanna
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* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: The Class have this sort of aesthetic, but it's subverted in that they're all completely corrupt, complacent, and decadent.
20th Mar '17 9:47:11 PM SinNanna
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* BrokenRecord: The surface world has many radios which do nothing but repeat the same phrase ad nauseam.

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* BrokenRecord: The surface world has many radios which do nothing but repeat the same phrase ad nauseam.phrases over and over again.



* NothingIsScarier: When the characters reach the surface world.

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* NothingIsScarier: When the characters reach the surface world. Everything seems lush and serene, but it's nearly empty of life and populated by ghosts.
20th Mar '17 9:30:05 PM SinNanna
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* ApocalypseAnarchy: [[spoiler: Once the Obelisk powering all texhnolyzed limbs is destroyed and the lights above the city go out, everyone left in Lux essentially goes insane and the city descends into an orgy of random violence]].



* BeautifulVoid: The surface world, in a NothingIsScarier sort of way.



* BrokenRecord: The surface world has many radios which do nothing but repeat the same phrase ad nauseam.



* CoolOldGuy: The Chief of Gabe, though it's also subverted in that his adherence to the village's YouCantFightFate philosophy causes him to actively hinder the efforts of the protagonists. Played straight with Great Father Goto, founder of the Organo, who is one of the few people in the organization to treat Ichise with any sort of respect.



* CurbstompCushion: The Shapes pretty much bulldoze through Lux when they arrive, but they're shown taking casualties and losing individual skirmishes.



* DefectorFromDecadence: {{Inverted}} and played straight during the second half. [[spoiler: Inverted in that Hal and a collection of Racan, along with Kimata's {{Dragon}} and his entourage of Union troops defect to the Class, Kano, and the Shapes side. Played straight for Onishi and his men, who ends up deciding ScrewThisImOuttaHere when Kowakura pulls a coup and convinces the rest to of the Organo to join up with Kano]].

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* DefectorFromDecadence: {{Inverted}} and played straight during the second half. [[spoiler: Inverted in that Hal and a collection of Racan, along with Kimata's {{Dragon}} and his entourage of Union troops defect to the Class, Kano, and the Shapes side. Played straight for Onishi and his men, who ends up deciding ScrewThisImOuttaHere when Kowakura Kohakura pulls a coup and convinces the rest to of the Organo to join up with Kano]].Kano]].
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The first ten minutes of the final episode are done in the style of a silent film reel.



* HollywoodTactics: [[spoiler:In Lux's final battle against the Shapes, they initially have a wall of metal shields to protect themselves--the first substance shown to actually stop the Shapes' death rays. But the Luxites ''leave the shields behind'' when they go on the offensive.]]

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* HollywoodTactics: [[spoiler:In Lux's final battle against the Shapes, they initially have a wall of metal shields to protect themselves--the first substance shown to actually stop the Shapes' death rays. But the Luxites ''leave the shields behind'' when they go on the offensive. This naturally leads to them being massacred.]]



* LudicrousGibs: [[spoiler: Onishi is shot by a crowd of deranged Luxites until he is ''literally'' a stain on the wall. All that's left of him are his texhnolyzed legs, still standing upright]].



* SceneryGorn

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* SceneryGornSadBattleMusic: Shinji's rampage through [[spoiler: the Class]] is accompanied by a LonelyPianoPiece.
* SceneryGorn: Lux is a desolate city beset with urban decay. Taken even further as the series goes on until by the finale it's [[spoiler: almost completely dark, bombed out, and littered with corpses and the frozen remnants of the Shapes]].
* SceneryPorn: The surface world is lush but almost completely empty of life.



* StormingTheCastle: Shinji, in the second-to-last episode.

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* StormingTheCastle: Shinji, in the second-to-last episode. [[spoiler: He succeeds in basically wiping out what's left of the Class, but dies in the process]].
17th Jan '17 10:25:21 PM Aquillion
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* {{Minimalism}}: The series' defining stylistic trope.

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* {{Minimalism}}: The series' defining stylistic trope. There's almost no dialog for the entire first half of the first episode.
17th Jan '17 12:20:04 PM Silverblade2
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* SheathStrike: [[BadAss Onishi]] uses his sheathed sword to beat the crap out of Union and Racan thugs alike when he's caught alone amidst their street scuffle.

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* SheathStrike: [[BadAss Onishi]] Onishi uses his sheathed sword to beat the crap out of Union and Racan thugs alike when he's caught alone amidst their street scuffle.
25th Dec '16 5:36:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Several, the most frequent ones being Ichise, Onishi, Shinji, Kimata and Toyama.
4th Sep '16 8:30:32 PM MetaFour
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* HollywoodTactics: [[spoiler:In Lux's final battle against the Shapes, they initially have a wall of metal shields to protect themselves--the first substance shown to actually stop the Shapes' death rays. But the Luxites ''leave the shields behind'' when they go on the offensive.]]



* ShoutOut:
** The way Yoshii manipulates the gangs into killing each other has shades of ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'', especially in the scene with the gang members fleeing their burning headquarters.
** To ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' in episode 18.
** Also, scenes from the surface world mimic the paintings of Edward Hopper.



* ShoutOut: To ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' in episode 18. Also, scenes from the surface world mimic the paintings of Edward Hopper.
17th Jul '16 7:15:01 PM Discar
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* {{Mukokuseki}}: Averted, by and large. It's possible to infer the entire cast's ethnic backgrounds just by looking at them, the only aberration of course being Kano, who was specifically designed to look as alien and "anime" as possible in order to sell just how much of an OutsideContextVillain he really was to Lux.

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* {{Mukokuseki}}: Averted, by and large. It's possible to infer the entire cast's ethnic backgrounds just by looking at them, the only aberration of course being Kano, who was specifically designed to look as alien and "anime" as possible in order to sell just how much of an OutsideContextVillain OutsideContextProblem he really was to Lux.



* OutsideContextVillain: [[spoiler:Kano. Lux might have been able to bounce back from Yoshii's reign of terror, but it was doomed the moment the Shapes arrived from the Hill. Kano steamrolls over everyone and despite Onishi's efforts to mount a counterattack Kano damn near wins before his self-destructive nihilism (and Ichise's fist) catches up with him]].

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: [[spoiler:Kano. Lux might have been able to bounce back from Yoshii's reign of terror, but it was doomed the moment the Shapes arrived from the Hill. Kano steamrolls over everyone and despite Onishi's efforts to mount a counterattack Kano damn near wins before his self-destructive nihilism (and Ichise's fist) catches up with him]].
15th Jul '16 12:56:55 PM SinNanna
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* DeadlyEuphemism: "Spectacles" for wars between the city's factions.
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