History Anime / VoicesOfADistantStar

1st Dec '16 9:34:44 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* [[spoiler:{{Determinator}}]]: Zigzagged to Agartha and back. Mikako (and, to a leeser deegre, Noboru) spends most of the [=OVA=] averting the trope really hard (see {{Angst}} and HeroicBSOD entries for details). Played ''very'' straight in the FinalBattle, as she realizes that [[spoiler:she truly loves Noboru and wants to return with him someday]] and [[BewareTheNiceOnes acts]] [[TranquilFury accordingly]]. [[spoiler:Also, again to a lesser deegre, for Noboru once he realizes the same and joins the Navy to [[AllThereInTheManual be part of the rescue fleet]].]]

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* [[spoiler:{{Determinator}}]]: Zigzagged to Agartha and back. Mikako (and, to a leeser deegre, degree, Noboru) spends most of the [=OVA=] averting the trope really hard (see {{Angst}} and HeroicBSOD entries for details). Played ''very'' straight in the FinalBattle, as she realizes that [[spoiler:she truly loves Noboru and wants to return with him someday]] and [[BewareTheNiceOnes acts]] [[TranquilFury accordingly]]. [[spoiler:Also, again to a lesser deegre, degree, for Noboru once he realizes the same and joins the Navy to [[AllThereInTheManual be part of the rescue fleet]].]]
1st Dec '16 9:33:12 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* BerserkerTears: Mikkako weeps like the [[{{Angst}} anguished schoolgirl she is]] during much of the FinalBattle. [[spoiler:Until she [[TranquilFury stops crying]], that is.]] That doesn't stop her from being frighteningly efective.

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* BerserkerTears: Mikkako weeps like the [[{{Angst}} anguished schoolgirl she is]] during much of the FinalBattle. [[spoiler:Until she [[TranquilFury stops crying]], that is.]] That doesn't stop her from being frighteningly efective.effective.



* {{BFS}}: The Tracers possess a powerful [[LaserBlade beam saber]] that can be used to [[spoiler: slice an alien battleship in half]].

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* {{BFS}}: The Tracers possess a powerful [[LaserBlade beam saber]] that can be used to [[spoiler: slice [[spoiler:slice an alien battleship in half]].



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: An interestingly downplayed variant, as Mikkako is actually [[ActionGirl badass enough]] from the begining. Then, her anguish because of her separataion from Noboru slowly turns her into an [[HeroicBSOD emotional wreck]] that makes her even fail to react to threats, almost revoking her Badass status. And then, she [[spoiler:realizes she ''loves'' Noboru, and her only option to ever [[GoalInLife reunite with him]] is to protect the [[CurbStompBattle only remaining ship]] of the fleet. Cue [[BewareTheNiceOnes Mikkako]] personally [[TranquilFury taking point]] in the last ditch counterattack and [[LaserBlade slicing in half]] the largest Tarsian ship]]. Would count as a simple LetsGetDangerous moment, if not for the notorious change in behaviour (from [[BerserkerTears emotional wreck]] to HeroicSafeMode).

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: An interestingly downplayed variant, as Mikkako is actually [[ActionGirl badass enough]] from the begining.beginning. Then, her anguish because of her separataion from Noboru slowly turns her into an [[HeroicBSOD emotional wreck]] that makes her even fail to react to threats, almost revoking her Badass status. And then, she [[spoiler:realizes she ''loves'' Noboru, and her only option to ever [[GoalInLife reunite with him]] is to protect the [[CurbStompBattle only remaining ship]] of the fleet. Cue [[BewareTheNiceOnes Mikkako]] personally [[TranquilFury taking point]] in the last ditch counterattack and [[LaserBlade slicing in half]] the largest Tarsian ship]]. Would count as a simple LetsGetDangerous moment, if not for the notorious change in behaviour (from [[BerserkerTears emotional wreck]] to HeroicSafeMode).



* FTLTravel: The UN vessels, like the ''Lysithea',' are capable of FTL travel using warp engines, although they lack the FTL communications capabilities to complement it.

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* FTLTravel: The UN vessels, like the ''Lysithea',' ''Lysithea'', are capable of FTL travel using warp engines, although they lack the FTL communications capabilities to complement it.



* LongDistanceRelationship: Noboru and Mikako attempt to, the best they can, maintain contact during the latter's deployment.

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* LongDistanceRelationship: Noboru and Mikako attempt to, to do the best they can, can to maintain contact during the latter's deployment. Even when this involves light-years of separation between them.
29th Nov '16 6:08:49 PM erana
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* HeartbrokenBadass: Mikkako, oh so very much.
26th Nov '16 4:24:38 PM erana
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* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: Played straight by Mikkako and Noboru in their flashbacks. {{Defied}} by Noboru when he (politely but tearfully) rejects another girl attempt to [[InvokedTrope Invoke]] the trope, as he's still in love with Mikkako. He leaves her the umbrella and runs under the rain.

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* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: Played straight by Mikkako and Noboru in their flashbacks. {{Defied}} by Noboru when he (politely but tearfully) rejects another girl attempt to [[InvokedTrope Invoke]] the trope, as he's still in love with Mikkako. He leaves her the umbrella and runs under the rain.flashbacks.
26th Nov '16 2:15:39 AM erana
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* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: Played straight by Mikkako and Noboru in their flashbacks. {{Defied}} by Noboru when he (politely but tearfully) rejects another girl attempt to {{Invoke}} the trope, as he's still in love with Mikkako. He leaves her the umbrella and runs under the rain.

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* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: Played straight by Mikkako and Noboru in their flashbacks. {{Defied}} by Noboru when he (politely but tearfully) rejects another girl attempt to {{Invoke}} [[InvokedTrope Invoke]] the trope, as he's still in love with Mikkako. He leaves her the umbrella and runs under the rain.
26th Nov '16 2:14:31 AM erana
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* ActionGirl: Mikkako is a ''very'' good combat pilot, even in the middle of her emotional worries.



* {{Angst}}: The genuine, increasing anguish of both characters for their separation is central to the story.



* BerserkerTears: Mikkako weeps like the [[{{Angst}} anguished schoolgirl she is]] during much of the FinalBattle. [[spoiler:Until she [[TranquilFury stops crying]], that is.]] That doesn't stop her from being frighteningly efective.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: What happens when Mikkako gets over her {{Angst}} with [[spoiler:victory in battle as her only option to see Noboru again. See CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass below for details]].



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: An interestingly downplayed variant, as Mikkako is actually [[ActionGirl badass enough]] from the begining. Then, her anguish because of her separataion from Noboru slowly turns her into an [[HeroicBSOD emotional wreck]] that makes her even fail to react to threats, almost revoking her Badass status. And then, she [[spoiler:realizes she ''loves'' Noboru, and her only option to ever [[GoalInLife reunite with him]] is to protect the [[CurbStompBattle only remaining ship]] of the fleet. Cue [[BewareTheNiceOnes Mikkako]] personally [[TranquilFury taking point]] in the last ditch counterattack and [[LaserBlade slicing in half]] the largest Tarsian ship]]. Would count as a simple LetsGetDangerous moment, if not for the notorious change in behaviour (from [[BerserkerTears emotional wreck]] to HeroicSafeMode).
* DarkestHour: For both characters, it is not the FinalBattle, but how dangerously close they are to reach their DespairEventHorizon over their separation.
* [[spoiler:{{Determinator}}]]: Zigzagged to Agartha and back. Mikako (and, to a leeser deegre, Noboru) spends most of the [=OVA=] averting the trope really hard (see {{Angst}} and HeroicBSOD entries for details). Played ''very'' straight in the FinalBattle, as she realizes that [[spoiler:she truly loves Noboru and wants to return with him someday]] and [[BewareTheNiceOnes acts]] [[TranquilFury accordingly]]. [[spoiler:Also, again to a lesser deegre, for Noboru once he realizes the same and joins the Navy to [[AllThereInTheManual be part of the rescue fleet]].]]



* HeroicBSOD: Mikako falls into one at the higgest of her {{Angst}}, briefly turning into a weeping emotional wreck inside her mecha.



* HeroicSafeMode: Implied to Mikkako in the FinalBattle end. She starts it almost in HeroicBSOD over her separation from Noboru, snaps [[TranquilFury out of it]], [[spoiler:wins the battle]], and returns to thinking about Noboru as soon as the battle ends.



* UmbrellaOfTogetherness

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* UmbrellaOfTogethernessTranquilFury: Mikkako in the last half of the FinalBattle, once she realizes that [[spoiler:victory is the only option to see Noboru again]].
* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: Played straight by Mikkako and Noboru in their flashbacks. {{Defied}} by Noboru when he (politely but tearfully) rejects another girl attempt to {{Invoke}} the trope, as he's still in love with Mikkako. He leaves her the umbrella and runs under the rain.
* {{Wangst}}: {{Invoked}} in all but name by Noboru at the start of in his final part, which resumes as "I've been complaining and doing nothing for too long - now I am ''doing'' something". Compare with {{Angst}} above.
6th Nov '16 7:53:26 PM Person0123452
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* AllThereInTheManual: Those who missed the newspaper headlines in the movie's finale might misinterpret it as either a DownerEnding or a [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet one]]. However, those headlines report the ''Lysithea'''s victory at Agartha. Additional details like Noboru's Navy uniform in the closet suggest his eventual reunion with Mikako. The supplementary {{Novelization}} states outright that the ''Lysithea'' won the battle, but their FTL drive was damaged beyond repair, so they have no choice but to call for help and wait eight years for the message to reach Earth. In addition, there are mentions of the UN sending a second fleet on a rescue mission, with Noboru being part of it.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Those who missed the newspaper headlines in the movie's finale might misinterpret it as either a DownerEnding or a [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet one]]. However, those headlines report the ''Lysithea'''s victory at Agartha. Additional details like Noboru's Navy uniform in the closet suggest his eventual reunion with Mikako. The supplementary {{Novelization}} states outright that the ''Lysithea'' won the battle, but their FTL drive was damaged beyond repair, so they have had no choice but to call for help and wait eight years for the message to reach Earth. In addition, there are mentions of Furthermore, the UN sending is said to be deploying a second fleet on a rescue mission, with Noboru being part of it.
6th Nov '16 4:43:33 AM spoonofevil
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* AllThereInTheManual: Those who missed the newspaper headlines in the movie's finale might misinterpret it as either a DownerEnding or a [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet one]]. However, those headlines report the ''Lysithea'''s victory at Agartha. Additional details like Noboru's Navy uniform in the closet suggest his eventual reunion with Mikako. The supplementary {{Novelization}} states outright that the ''Lysithea'' won the battle, but their FTL drive was damaged beyond repair, so they have no choice but to call for help and wait eight years for the message to reach Earth.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Those who missed the newspaper headlines in the movie's finale might misinterpret it as either a DownerEnding or a [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet one]]. However, those headlines report the ''Lysithea'''s victory at Agartha. Additional details like Noboru's Navy uniform in the closet suggest his eventual reunion with Mikako. The supplementary {{Novelization}} states outright that the ''Lysithea'' won the battle, but their FTL drive was damaged beyond repair, so they have no choice but to call for help and wait eight years for the message to reach Earth. In addition, there are mentions of the UN sending a second fleet on a rescue mission, with Noboru being part of it.
11th Oct '16 7:08:41 PM Person0123452
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* NoEnding: The anime is rather open-ended, only obliquely implying that Mikako and Noboru will be reunited eventually. The manga adaptation adds some resolution.

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* NoEnding: The anime is rather open-ended, open-ended and only obliquely implying subtly implies that Mikako and Noboru will be reunited eventually. The are eventually reunited. Conversely, the manga adaptation adds some resolution.
11th Oct '16 10:20:20 AM JoieDeCombat
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* NoEnding: The anime is rather open-ended. The manga adaptation adds some resolution.

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* NoEnding: The anime is rather open-ended.open-ended, only obliquely implying that Mikako and Noboru will be reunited eventually. The manga adaptation adds some resolution.
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