History Characters / Akira

23rd Jul '16 3:43:40 AM gjjones
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** ProphetEyes
** TeamMom
** WomanInWhite: Like all of her followers, she is dressed entirely in white.



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* WomanInWhite: Like all of her followers, she is dressed entirely in white.



* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Ryu dies in the film, but he survives in the manga]].
* DrowningMySorrows: In the manga, he does this to cope with the deaths of his friends.



* DrowningMySorrows: In the manga, he does this to cope with the deaths of his friends.
19th May '16 3:23:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Toyed with in regards to the blonde Mozu. She's not exactly ''evil'', but very ruthless [[AttackAttackAttack and attacks others without thinking of the consequences]]. [[spoiler: So much that she won't stop attacking Takashi even when he tries pleading with her, causing him to release his powers and kill her in self-defense.]]
8th May '16 4:07:54 PM JackthaRippa
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* VillainProtagonist: While Kaneda is the "good guy" of the story, Tetsuo drives the plot far more, and ultimately focuses around the development of his powers and his descent into villainy.
15th Jan '16 9:03:24 PM nombretomado
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: While probably coincidental, she seems to play a very similar role to Mother Abigail in ''TheStand''.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: While probably coincidental, she seems to play a very similar role to Mother Abigail in ''TheStand''.''Literature/TheStand''.
7th Jan '16 3:37:27 AM Randomfan11
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* ArtificialLimbs: He loses an arm to the KillSat then builds himself a robotic one out of pieces of scrap metal.

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* ArtificialLimbs: He loses an arm to the KillSat then telekinetically builds himself a robotic one out of pieces of scrap metal.



* FromNobodyToNightmare: And ''how!''

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: And ''how!''From an insignificant bullied kid with a severe inferiority complex to an insane teenage monstrosity with godlike psychic powers lashing out at everyone who put him through hell. [[spoiler:And that's not getting into the BodyHorror parts...]]



* JerkassWoobie: Although his jerkass/psychopathic behavior is watched more.



* PersonOfMassDestruction

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* PersonOfMassDestructionPersonOfMassDestruction: At one point Colonel Shikishima refers to him as "another Akira".



* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Tetsuo goes crazy due to his severe inferiority complex being combined with psionic power beyond his wildest dreams.

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Tetsuo goes crazy due to his severe inferiority complex being combined with psionic psychic power beyond his wildest dreams.



* WillingChanneler: What her power is. She can serve a spiritual conduit for the Espers, allowing her to use their PsychicPowers and do things the Espers themselves cannot. In the manga, it is shown more explicitly; at one point, she had to cleanse herself in a ritual bath to get rid of all physical and mental impurities before using her powers.



* ColonelBadass

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* ColonelBadassColonelBadass: In the anime, he tries taking on a rampaging Tetsuo [[spoiler:after the guy underwent insane amounts of BodyHorror]], and turns out to be the only person in Neo-Tokyo's government not to be heavily corrupt. In the manga, he survives [[spoiler:Akira's destruction of Neo-Tokyo]] and once he sees the consequences of his actions, he starts owning up like a man and becomes a valuable ally to Kaneda and friends. There's a reason why he has the word "Colonel" in his name.
* LastNameBasis: His full name is Colonel Shikishima, but he's referred to by rank.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: He's willing to do anything to protect his country, including [[spoiler: starting a secret project that uses psychic children as political/military weapons. And overthrowing the government in a military coup]].

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: He's willing to do anything to protect his country, including [[spoiler: starting a secret project that uses psychic children as political/military weapons. And overthrowing weapons, and using a government-owned laser satellite to kill a psychic teenager. In the anime, he overthrows the government in a military coup]].



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: Akira was created as part of a secret government project to create psychic children that can be used as military/political weapons, but when he grew too powerful he was cryogenically sealed underground and forgotten until Tetsuo found him. Then after emerging into the outside world, the first thing Akira saw was an old friend, Takashi being brutally shot dead in front of him, causing Akira to single-handedly destroy Neo-Tokyo in a rage. For most of the manga he was sought by factions led by Lady Miyako and the Neo-Tokyo Empire, and used by Tetsuo to gather a massive cult following among Neo-Tokyo's survivors. Kid's got a ''really'' hard life]].

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: Akira [[spoiler:Akira was created as part of a secret government project to create psychic children that can be used as military/political weapons, but when he grew too powerful he was cryogenically sealed underground and forgotten until Tetsuo found him. Then after emerging into the outside world, the first thing Akira saw was an old friend, Takashi being brutally shot dead in front of him, causing Akira to single-handedly destroy Neo-Tokyo in a rage. For most of the manga he was sought by factions led by Lady Miyako and the Neo-Tokyo Empire, and used by Tetsuo to gather a massive cult following among Neo-Tokyo's survivors. Kid's got a ''really'' hard life]].



* HandicappedBadass: Masaru. Taking on a teenager who is wholly more powerful than he is takes a lot of balls.

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* HandicappedBadass: Masaru. Taking on a Fighting an angry psychic teenager who is wholly more powerful than he is despite not being able to walk takes a lot of balls.



* MeaningfulName: Kiyoko, when spelled with the kanji 聖子, means "holy child", which fits in with her psychic powers and ability to see the future.



* MysticalWhiteHair: Kiyoko and Takashi.



* OhCrap: Takashi's reaction in the manga [[spoiler:when he meets Tetsuo again sometime after the motorcycle accident]].



* TeleportersAndTransporters: Kiyoko has the ability to teleport. [[spoiler: This saves the main characters from being killed during Neo-Tokyo's destruction in the manga]].

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* TeleportersAndTransporters: Kiyoko has the ability to teleport. [[spoiler: This saves the main characters from being killed during Neo-Tokyo's Akira's destruction of Neo-Tokyo in the manga]].



* BlindSeer

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* BlindSeerBlindSeer: She possesses [[MySignificanceSenseIsTingling clairvoyance]], which is similar to Kiyoko's precognition, except it allows her to sense everything that happens around her in the present day and also compensates for her blindness.



** WomanInWhite

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** WomanInWhiteWomanInWhite: Like all of her followers, she is dressed entirely in white.



* PsychicLink: [[spoiler: Turns out she had one with the Espers. She was able to sense the deaths of Sakaki and later Takashi, and later when Akira is shot by Ryu, all of the Espers can sense it]].

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* PsychicLink: [[spoiler: Turns out she had one with the Espers. She was able to sense the deaths of Sakaki and later Takashi, Takashi's death after he was shot by Nezu, and later when Akira is shot by Ryu, all of Ryu in the manga, she and the surviving Espers can sense it]].



* MonsterClown: Averted in the manga where he becomes pretty friendly.

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* MonsterClown: Averted in the manga where he becomes a pretty friendly.friendly, as well as a valuable ally in the battle against Tetsuo towards the end.



* MeaningfulName: His name means rat in Japanese.
* TheMole: Nezu is the anti-government group's spy in the Executive Council, but [[DoubleAgent he's perfectly willing to stab both sides in the back.]]

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* AnimalMotifs: The rat. His overbite and facial features are shaped similar to a rat's, and he displays [[YouDirtyRat treacherous behavior that a rat in fiction would display]]. Lady Miyako explicitly calls him a rat, but also refers to him as a "mouse" at one point.
* MeaningfulName: His name means rat "rat" in Japanese.
* TheMole: In the movie, Nezu is the anti-government group's spy in the Executive Council, but [[DoubleAgent he's perfectly willing to stab both sides in the back.]]]]
** DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: In the manga, he's allied to Lady Miyako and her aides in addition to his allegiances above, but the truth is he's playing all sides in order to grab power for himself, so when Akira is thrown into the mix he tries to kidnap the kid so he can use him for political leverage.
5th Jan '16 6:10:35 PM Farnham
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: He's willing to do anything to protect his country, including [[spoiler: starting a secret project that uses psychic children as political/military weapons]].

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: He's willing to do anything to protect his country, including [[spoiler: starting a secret project that uses psychic children as political/military weapons]].weapons. And overthrowing the government in a military coup]].
24th Dec '15 7:22:26 AM sailoralkaline
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* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Takashi, who gets shot in the head by Nezumi (who was most likely aiming for Akira instead.) And right when he had found Akira and was happily going to him! This completely causes an horrified Akira to fall in despair and fully release his powers, '''taking almost all of Neo Tokyo with him'''.]]

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* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Takashi, who gets shot in the head by Nezumi (who was most likely aiming for Akira instead.Akira.) And right when he had found Akira and was happily going to him! This completely causes an horrified Akira to fall in despair and fully release his powers, '''taking almost all of Neo Tokyo with him'''.]]
26th Nov '15 4:19:00 PM DarkBaltron
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* JerkassWoobie: Although his jerkass/psychopathic behavior is watched more.


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* TeensAreMonsters: A great example.
3rd Nov '15 9:52:19 AM Randomfan11
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* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl: [[spoiler:While she shows traces of this in TheMovie, it's never explained why the espers chose her out of all the other people in Neo Tokyo, The manga explains that she herself has powers; but her powers are that of a medium.]]

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* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl: [[spoiler:While she shows traces of this in TheMovie, it's never explained why the espers chose her out of all the other people in Neo Tokyo, The manga explains that she herself has powers; but her powers are that of a medium.]]medium]].
* LaResistance: A member of this.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: He's willing to do anything to protect his country, including [[spoiler: starting a secret project that uses psychic children as political/military weapons]].



* SuperpowerMeltdown

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* SuperpowerMeltdownSuperpowerMeltdown: In the manga, Takashi's psychic powers get out of control without the steady supply of drugs he needs to suppress them. It's possible that any Esper can have this happen to them if they stop taking drugs.


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* ParentalSurrogate: Is possibly this to Mozu, Miki, and Sakakai, who were likely orphans taken in by her church.
* PsychicLink: [[spoiler: Turns out she had one with the Espers. She was able to sense the deaths of Sakaki and later Takashi, and later when Akira is shot by Ryu, all of the Espers can sense it]].


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* KillItWithFire: Mozu tries to take out Takashi with this. It didn't work as he turned out to be more powerful than her.
3rd Nov '15 9:40:40 AM Randomfan11
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* AnimalMotifs: Kiyoko is represented by a rabbit because she is physically weaker than her friends and relies on them to protect her. Takashi is represented by a bear because of his pacifistic nature, but he will reveal his claws if he has no other choice.

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* AnimalMotifs: Kiyoko is represented by a rabbit because she is physically weaker than her friends and relies on them to protect her. Takashi is represented by a bear because of his generally pacifistic nature, but he will reveal his claws if he has no other choice.


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* BerserkButton: Harming and/or threatening Kiyoko is this for the Espers.


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* SuperpowerMeltdown
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