History Anime / Texhnolyze

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.
8th Jul '16 7:47:45 AM darkclaw
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** [[spoiler:Yoshii's]] other motive is probably that [[spoiler:the upper world could not handle their problems and ultimately just gave up. All the humans in the upper world have been reduced to ghosts who do the same things over and over out of habit, finding any change (even death, which they are all very close to) to be too much effort. Yoshii was once very optimistic and believed deeply in people but then the upper world became a literal ghost town, so he tried to prevent Lux from becoming that by making people as passionate and violent as possible, the complete opposite of the upper world]]. Still, a part of him probably did it [[ForTheEvulz for]] [[ItAmusedMe amusement]].
8th Jul '16 7:47:45 AM darkclaw
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24th Apr '16 3:37:52 AM TheFLL
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* BeneathTheMask: [[spoiler: Yoshii, Toyama, Kohakura, and Kano]] initially come across as either heroic, or at least sane, only for it to become clear that under their smiles lies some ''serious'', and ultimately deadly, psychological issues.



* {{Bishounen}}: [[StepfordSmiler Toyama]] is a less-traditional version, and arguably a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]], as it's made clear clear that both [[ParentalIncest his father]] and [[SexualExtortion his boss]] [[RapeAsDrama sexually use him]] [[SoBeautifulItsACurse likely because he's such a pretty boy.]] [[spoiler: Given his [[NotSoStoic sheer glee]] in murdering Kano's forebearers, incestual abuse consequently appears to be a pretty big BerserkButton for him.]]

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* {{Bishounen}}: [[StepfordSmiler Toyama]] is a less-traditional version, and arguably a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]], as it's made clear clear that both [[ParentalIncest his father]] and [[SexualExtortion his boss]] [[RapeAsDrama sexually use him]] [[SoBeautifulItsACurse likely because he's such a pretty boy.]] [[spoiler: Given his [[NotSoStoic sheer glee]] in murdering Kano's forebearers, incestual abuse consequently appears to be a pretty big BerserkButton for him.]]



* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: There are several instances in which Doc has sex with Ichise while he's not in a position to give or withhold consent. Despite this, she's still portrayed as mostly benevolent ([[BlackAndGreyMorality by the show's standards, anyway]]).

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: There are several instances in which Doc has sex with Ichise while he's not in a position to give or withhold consent. Despite this, she's still portrayed as mostly benevolent ([[BlackAndGreyMorality by the show's standards, anyway]]). [[spoiler: Contrast with what a trio of Luxites do to Michiko, though frankly, the situation between Doc and Ichise is nowhere near as cruel or ugly.]]


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* ShowDontTell: As noted under SilenceIsGolden, there are few digressions on the parts of characters as to what their motivations are, how they feel, or why they are doing what they do. Careful attention is the only real way to look [[BeneathTheMask beneath the surface]] and see [[HiddenDepths their depths.]]
24th Apr '16 3:25:35 AM TheFLL
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* {{Bishounen}}: Toyama is a less-traditional version.

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* {{Bishounen}}: Toyama [[StepfordSmiler Toyama]] is a less-traditional version.version, and arguably a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]], as it's made clear clear that both [[ParentalIncest his father]] and [[SexualExtortion his boss]] [[RapeAsDrama sexually use him]] [[SoBeautifulItsACurse likely because he's such a pretty boy.]] [[spoiler: Given his [[NotSoStoic sheer glee]] in murdering Kano's forebearers, incestual abuse consequently appears to be a pretty big BerserkButton for him.]]
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