History Anime / TheVisionOfEscaflowne

20th May '16 12:09:38 AM Kalaong
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*{{Synchronization}}: Van eventually establishes a connection with Escaflowne that makes him all but unstoppable in combat. Downside; [[spoiler:After that point, any damage the mech takes is not only inflicted on his body, but ''[[WoundThatWillNotHeal will not heal]]'' until it is repaired! This is compounded by Escaflowne being LostTechnology that can ''only'' be repaired - at incredible cost - by a race of [[HiddenElfVillage reclusive]] nomads]].
3rd May '16 3:26:27 AM Kalaong
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* ProphecyTwist: [[spoiler:Knowing that fortunes on Gaea are [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve influenced by human belief and will]], Hitomi switches out the Tower card (Separation) for the Emperor (Good Fortune) in the Tarot reading of Millerna's impending marriage to Dryden. Turns out that luck was for the ''bad guys'', who crash the wedding and -- thanks to literally supernatural good fortune -- destroy over half of Palas and defeat the Escaflowne with two only two mechs]]. Cue Hitomi's cry of MyGodWhatHaveIDone.

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* ProphecyTwist: [[spoiler:Knowing that fortunes on Gaea are [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve influenced by human belief and will]], Hitomi switches out the Tower card (Separation) for the Emperor (Good Fortune) in the Tarot reading of Millerna's impending marriage to Dryden. Turns out that luck was for the ''bad guys'', who crash the wedding and -- thanks to literally supernatural good fortune -- destroy over half of Palas and defeat the Escaflowne with two only two mechs]]. Cue Hitomi's cry of MyGodWhatHaveIDone.
19th Apr '16 2:08:15 AM Kalaong
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* WhateverHappenedToTheMouse: The green energist Van receives at Atlantis.

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* WhateverHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The green energist Van receives at Atlantis.
19th Mar '16 11:32:49 PM JRPictures
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Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Funimation is redubbing the series and movie for their Blu-Ray releases in 2016.

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Thanks to a [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/funimationprod/the-vision-of-escaflowne-a-new-hd-dub-for-the-clas successful Kickstarter campaign, Funimation campaign]], Creator/{{Funimation}} is redubbing the series and movie with a brand new cast for their Blu-Ray releases in 2016.
15th Mar '16 10:23:15 PM PikaHikariKT
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Curiously Creator/FoxKids aired the dub of the show around 2000, largely in response to the anime boom at the time. Of course since the show was not exactly kid friendly, it had to be edited a bit. It never fully finished, only getting halfway before the TV broadcast was cancelled.

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Curiously Curiously, Creator/FoxKids aired the dub of the show around 2000, largely in response to the anime boom at the time. Of course since the show was not exactly kid friendly, it had to be edited a bit. It never fully finished, only getting halfway before the TV broadcast was cancelled.
cancelled.

Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Funimation is redubbing the series and movie for their Blu-Ray releases in 2016.
12th Mar '16 7:01:10 PM Kalaong
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** In turn, Hitomi isn't just a fortuneteller, she's also a [[spoiler:fortune''maker'' - she can do everything the machine can do, and between her fortunetelling skills, inherent optimism and Atlantean ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve pendant, she's strong enough to seriously screw with its ability to even ''see'' the futures. When she's close to Van, she does it without even ''thinking'' about it. And that's just when she's ''physically'' close to him; when she feels ''emotionally'' close to him, it's as if such a machine is being used '''[[HoistByHisOwnPetard against them]]''']].

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** In turn, Hitomi isn't just a fortuneteller, she's also a [[spoiler:fortune''maker'' - she can do everything the machine can do, and between her fortunetelling skills, inherent optimism skills and Atlantean ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve pendant, she's strong enough to seriously screw with its ability to even ''see'' the futures. When she's close to Van, she does it without even ''thinking'' about it. And that's just when she's ''physically'' close to him; when she feels ''emotionally'' close to him, it's as if such a machine is being used '''[[HoistByHisOwnPetard against them]]''']].
9th Mar '16 12:43:31 AM Kalaong
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* CentralTheme: [[spoiler:WindsOfDestinyChange. The Zaibach Empire has built a machine to see - and ''alter'' - the fate of human beings; their ultimate goal is to do this to the entire world, which they believe [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans justifies their numerous atrocities]]]].
** In turn, Hitomi isn't just a fortuneteller, she's also a [[spoiler:fortune''maker'' - she can do everything the machine can do, and between her fortunetelling skills, inherent optimism and Atlantean ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve pendant, she's strong enough to seriously screw with its ability to even ''see'' the futures. When she's close to Van, she does it without even ''thinking'' about it. And that's just when she's ''physically'' close to him; when she feels ''emotionally'' close to him, it's as if such a machine is being used '''[[HoistByHisOwnPetard against them]]''']].
*** Unfortunately, [[spoiler:until about halfway through the series, she isn't even ''aware'' she's doing this, and even afterwards doesn't realize the PropheticFallacy; she's the third wheel in ''two'' {{Love Triangle}}s(Van/Merle, Allen/Millerna), and after Zaibach whammies her at Allen to decrease her power, she tries to whammy Millerna into an arranged marriage - this ends up instead ''supercharging'' the fate machine and pretty much enables Zaibach to '''[[CantGetAwayWithNuthin destroy over half of Palas]]''']].
** Played most straight with the [[spoiler:"Intensified Luck Soldiers" Naria and Eirya, who get powered up with "lucky blood" which causes, among other things, weapons fired at them to bend off-course if not ''self destruct'', swords swung at them to veer dramatically off to the side and flying mechs pursuing them to spontaneously power-off and drop out of the sky. Unfortunately for the two of them, that blood proves to be PowerAtAPrice. Especially since Hitomi is inherently ''better'' at pulling that stunt]].



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Pretty much every antagonist except for [[AxCrazy Dilandau]].

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Pretty much every antagonist except for [[AxCrazy Dilandau]].Dilandau]] - [[spoiler:and s/he is ''massively'' screwed in the head]].
* WhateverHappenedToTheMouse: The green energist Van receives at Atlantis.



* CentralTheme: [[spoiler:WindsOfDestinyChange. The Zaibach Empire has built a machine to see - and ''alter'' - the fate of human beings; their ultimate goal is to do this to the entire world, which they believe [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans justifies their numerous atrocities]]]].
** In turn, Hitomi isn't just a fortuneteller, she's also a [[spoiler:fortune''maker'' - she can do everything the machine can do, and between her fortunetelling skills, inherent optimism and Atlantean ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve pendant, she's strong enough to seriously screw with its ability to even ''see'' the futures. When she's close to Van, she does it without even ''thinking'' about it. And that's just when she's ''physically'' close to him; when she feels ''emotionally'' close to him, it's as if such a machine is being used '''[[HoistByHisOwnPetard against them]]''']].
*** Unfortunately, [[spoiler:until about halfway through the series, she isn't even ''aware'' she's doing this, and even afterwards doesn't realize the PropheticFallacy; she's the third wheel in ''two'' {{Love Triangle}}s(Van/Merle, Allen/Millerna), and after Zaibach whammies her at Allen to decrease her power, she tries to whammy Millerna into an arranged marriage - this ends up instead ''supercharging'' the fate machine and pretty much enables Zaibach to '''[[CantGetAwayWithNuthin destroy over half of Palas]]''']].
** Played most straight with the [[spoiler:"Intensified Luck Soldiers" Naria and Eirya, who get powered up with "lucky blood" which causes, among other things, weapons fired at them to bend off-course if not ''self destruct'', swords swung at them to veer dramatically off to the side and flying mechs pursuing them to spontaneously power-off and drop out of the sky. Unfortunately for the two of them, that blood proves to be PowerAtAPrice. Especially since Hitomi is inherently ''better'' at pulling that stunt]].
8th Mar '16 7:47:39 PM Kalaong
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* NobleMaleRoguishMale: Allen is the Noble Male, while Van is the Roguish Male. They are even [[HairContrastDuo color-coded]]. [[spoiler:Defied in that Van is really a messianic pacifist who is ''disgusted'' by combat, and Allen has sired an ''illegitimate child'' - on a '''married woman!''' She [[BrokenPedestal doesn't take it well]]]].

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* NobleMaleRoguishMale: Allen is the Noble Male, while Van is the Roguish Male. They are even [[HairContrastDuo color-coded]]. [[spoiler:Defied in that Van is really a messianic pacifist who is ''disgusted'' by combat, and Allen has sired an ''illegitimate child'' - on a '''married woman!''' She Hitomi [[BrokenPedestal doesn't take it well]]]].
8th Mar '16 7:31:43 PM Kalaong
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* AMechByAnyOtherName: On Gaea a mech is called a "Guymelef".



* ProphecyTwist: [[spoiler:Knowing that fortunes on Gaea are [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve influenced by human belief and will]], Hitomi switches out the Tower card (Separation) for the Emperor (Good Fortune) in the Tarot reading of Millerna's impending marriage to Dryden. Turns out that luck was for the ''bad guys'', who crash the wedding and -- thanks to literally supernatural good fortune -- destroy over half of Asturia and defeat the Escaflowne with two only two mechs]]. Cue Hitomi's cry of MyGodWhatHaveIDone.

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* ProphecyTwist: [[spoiler:Knowing that fortunes on Gaea are [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve influenced by human belief and will]], Hitomi switches out the Tower card (Separation) for the Emperor (Good Fortune) in the Tarot reading of Millerna's impending marriage to Dryden. Turns out that luck was for the ''bad guys'', who crash the wedding and -- thanks to literally supernatural good fortune -- destroy over half of Asturia Palas and defeat the Escaflowne with two only two mechs]]. Cue Hitomi's cry of MyGodWhatHaveIDone.



*** Unfortunately, [[spoiler:until about halfway through the series, she isn't even ''aware'' she's doing this, and even afterwards doesn't realize the PropheticFallacy; she's the third wheel in ''two'' {{Love Triangle}}s(Van/Merle, Allen/Millerna), and after Zaibach whammies her at Allen to decrease her power, she tries to whammy Millerna into an arranged marriage - this ends up instead ''supercharging'' the fate machine and pretty much enables Zaibach to '''[[CantGetAwayWithNuthin destroy over half of Asturia]]''']].

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*** Unfortunately, [[spoiler:until about halfway through the series, she isn't even ''aware'' she's doing this, and even afterwards doesn't realize the PropheticFallacy; she's the third wheel in ''two'' {{Love Triangle}}s(Van/Merle, Allen/Millerna), and after Zaibach whammies her at Allen to decrease her power, she tries to whammy Millerna into an arranged marriage - this ends up instead ''supercharging'' the fate machine and pretty much enables Zaibach to '''[[CantGetAwayWithNuthin destroy over half of Asturia]]''']].Palas]]''']].
8th Mar '16 7:25:36 PM Kalaong
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* NobleMaleRoguishMale: Allen is the Noble Male, while Van is the Roguish Male. They are even [[HairContrastDuo color-coded]]. [[spoiler:Defied in that Van is really a messianic pacifist who is ''disgusted'' by combat, and Allen enough of a cad that he's sired an ''illegitimate child'' - on a '''married woman!''']]

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* NobleMaleRoguishMale: Allen is the Noble Male, while Van is the Roguish Male. They are even [[HairContrastDuo color-coded]]. [[spoiler:Defied in that Van is really a messianic pacifist who is ''disgusted'' by combat, and Allen enough of a cad that he's has sired an ''illegitimate child'' - on a '''married woman!''']]woman!''' She [[BrokenPedestal doesn't take it well]]]].
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