History Characters / Betterman

14th Jan '17 8:15:03 AM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: The guy manages to keep his cool and do some awesome stuff during the worst situations. Yanagi hears something approaching, so he grabs a sharp rock and waits to ambush whoever is coming. He's separated from the group, a friend is in danger, and there are swarms of unholy insects killing everything. So he calmly sneaks into the bad guy's complex, and saves his friend in time.



* [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Brooding Boy:]] To Kaede's Gentle Girl.
* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero:]] [[spoiler: To Asami, when she's a captive of Dr. Umezaki and is about to be forced under mind-control. Yanagi literally shows up JustInTime.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Has one when he has visions [[spoiler: of his dead brother Kei]], and results in him being down for two episodes.
* ILetGwenStacyDie: [[spoiler: Feels that Kei's death is his fault.]]

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* [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Brooding Boy:]] BroodingBoyGentleGirl: To Kaede's Gentle Girl.
* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero:]] BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: To Asami, when she's a captive of Dr. Umezaki and is about to be forced under mind-control. Yanagi literally shows up JustInTime.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Has one when he has visions [[spoiler: of [[spoiler:of his dead brother Kei]], and results in him being down for two episodes.
* ILetGwenStacyDie: [[spoiler: Feels [[spoiler:Feels that Kei's death is his fault.]]



* PsychicPowers: To a lesser extent than Sakura or Kaede, but useful at times [[spoiler: such as hypnotizing insect swarms]]. These powers are also why he sees certain visions.

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* PsychicPowers: To a lesser extent than Sakura or Kaede, but useful at times [[spoiler: such [[spoiler:such as hypnotizing insect swarms]]. These powers are also why he sees certain visions.



* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler: In addition to being the LastOfHisKind at the series finale]] he is also grows into the most powerful of his species and [[spoiler: the only one to defeat Kankel]]. Even prior to that, he already shown to be stronger than some of his living peers.
10th Sep '16 12:14:21 AM Tigerozen
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* CreepyChild: She's fifteen, but she's still damn good at pulling this off when the plot calls for it.

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* CreepyChild: She's fifteen, but she's still damn good at pulling this off when the plot calls for it. Her monologues and speeches in the episodes and episode preview doesn't make this any less chilling.



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28th Nov '15 12:00:27 PM BadassAgamemnon
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* Badass: A species that have a wide arrange of powers and super endurance being able to bear explosions and the like.


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* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler: In addition to being the LastOfHisKind at the series finale]] he is also grows into the most powerful of his species and [[spoiler: the only one to defeat Kankel]]. Even prior to that, he already shown to be stronger than some of his living peers.
3rd Jul '15 7:00:59 PM Ramidel
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* TheTease: While she's in a relationship with Shou, she enjoys flirting with Keita quite a bit. Mostly because she loves to watch his brain turn off.
9th Jun '15 10:58:37 PM DeusDenuo
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* WeirdnessMagnet: Somehow, someway, he finds himself being confronted by strange monsters or visions. [[spoiler: It turns out his Dual-kind capabilities plus the visions are the result of a organ transplant when he was younger.]]

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* WeirdnessMagnet: Somehow, someway, he finds himself being confronted by strange monsters or visions. [[spoiler: It turns out his Dual-kind capabilities plus the visions are the result of a organ dura matter transplant when he was younger.]]
9th Jun '15 10:56:35 PM DeusDenuo
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Original co-pilot of the ''Kakuseijin'' that worked with Hinoki. During the Bottom World investigation, he becomes inflected with Algernon and abandons the Neuronoid. He dies shortly after.

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Original co-pilot of the ''Kakuseijin'' that worked with Hinoki. During the Bottom World investigation, he becomes inflected infected with Algernon and abandons the Neuronoid. He dies shortly after.


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** [[spoiler: We actually ''do'' get to see his face exactly once, in the last episode - he appears immediately after Prof. Umezaki when Officer is explaining what happened to those who were survived the Dive Inspection. For all his Engrish English, he's rather {{Mukokuseki}}...]]
7th Jun '15 4:55:00 PM BadassAgamemnon
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* Badass: A species that have a wide arrange of powers and super endurance being able to bear explosions and the like.
7th Jun '15 12:00:03 PM DeusDenuo
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* ChekhovsHobby: His interest in military craft proves useful in one episode.

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* ChekhovsHobby: His interest in military craft proves useful in one episode. In general, he ''likes'' the idea of piloting a mode-changing mecha enough that he keeps doing it.



* TheHero: He ''tries'', but because he's barely a single step above TheEveryman in a SF Horror setting...



* NiceGuy: Despite his flaws, Keita is generally likable.
* NonActionGuy: Keita is what you would call... a loaner hero that you use until the real one shows up.

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** It also comes out that, despite some BookDumb tendencies, Keita is ''really good'' at figuring out effective uses of the Synapse Dangeki.
* NiceGuy: Despite his flaws, Keita is generally likable.
likable. It helps that he keeps putting his neck on the line for his friends.
* NonActionGuy: Keita is what you would call... a loaner hero that you use until the real one shows up. At the same time, it doesn't matter what you throw at him, in the Kakuseijin or out of it, he'll keep getting right back up to fight.



* WrongGenreSavvy: After entering the ''Kakuseijin'' in Episode 1, Keita begins to make assumptions based on RealRobot {{Mecha Show}}s. He doesn't realize that he's in SurvivalHorror where the {{Kaiju}} is the real hero.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: After entering the ''Kakuseijin'' in Episode 1, Keita begins to make assumptions based on RealRobot {{Mecha Show}}s. He doesn't realize ''gradually'' realizes that he's in SurvivalHorror where the {{Kaiju}} is the real hero.



Keita's classmate and co-pilot of the ''Kakuseijin'', as well as his childhood friend. After her parents and brother Mario went missing, she became melancholy and distant.

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Keita's classmate and co-pilot of the ''Kakuseijin'', as well as his childhood friend. After her parents and brother Mario went missing, she became melancholy and distant.
distant. As a Head Diver, she is apparently very good at synthesizing particles for the Synapse Dangeki.



* CoolChair: The Manage Machine. The thing looks like a cyberpunk throne, and has a pair of goggles for some reason (probably to keep visual stimuli to a minimum). It is used to keep her mental state in check, against the stress of the Limpid Channel.

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* CoolChair: The Manage Machine. The thing looks like a cyberpunk throne, and has a pair of goggles for some reason (probably to keep visual stimuli to a minimum). It is used to keep her mental state in check, against the stress of a 24/7 connection to the Limpid Channel.



* IllGirl: Sakura was born with a weak constitution, and she hasn't gotten much better over time. Though she's a Dual Kind - and an extremely useful one, with her Limpid Channel - she's only used as a Head Diver in emergencies. It's pretty much the bane of her existence, to the point that she suggests Keita will survive ''solely'' because she wants the company of someone else her age (and not because she thinks he will survive).

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* IllGirl: Sakura was born with a weak constitution, and she hasn't gotten much better over time. Though she's a Dual Kind - and an extremely useful one, with her Limpid Channel - she's only used as a Head Diver in emergencies. It's pretty much the bane of her existence, to the point that she suggests Keita will survive ''solely'' because she wants the company of someone else her age (and not because she thinks has any reason whatsoever to believe that he will actually survive).



* PsychicRadar: Her access to the Limpid Channel allows her to play this role - with it, she's capable of detecting if someone's in trouble, providing information on Betterman, and allowing Betterman to know when it's time to act. Her advice does tend to be either simple and direct ("it's coming!"), or specific yet disconnected from context.

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* PsychicRadar: Her access to the Limpid Channel allows her to play this role - with it, she's capable of detecting if someone's in trouble, providing information on Betterman, and allowing Betterman to know when it's time to act. Her advice does tend to be either simple and direct ("it's coming!"), or specific yet so utterly disconnected from context.context as to be useless.
7th Jun '15 1:09:08 AM DeusDenuo
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* FauxActionGirl: Hinoki gets torched at, almost eaten by worms, attacked by out of control machines, chased by a bipedal elephant type monsters, and survives most of the show's enemies, before finally being turned into a DamselInDistress near the end of the series.

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* FauxActionGirl: Hinoki gets torched at, almost eaten by worms, attacked by out of control machines, chased by a bipedal elephant type monsters, and survives most of the show's enemies, before finally being turned into a DamselInDistress near the end of the series. (Granted, she has no special abilities or training beyond being a Neuronoid pilot, so it's not like she was much of an ActionGirl to begin with.)



* CasualDangerDialog: Is ''considerably'' calmer than most while facing mind-blowing weirdness on a weekly basis.



* LikeFatherLikeSon: [[spoiler: He's [[Anime/GaoGaiGar Liger Shishioh's]] son, which helps explain his inventing.]]



* CoolChair: The Manage Machine. The thing looks like a cyberpunk throne, and has a pair of goggles for some reason.

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* BlessedWithSuck: The Limpid Channel basically makes it impossible for her to live without Manage Machine treatment on a daily basis. (And that's in ''addition'' to really bad ADHD and a frail constitution.)
* CoolChair: The Manage Machine. The thing looks like a cyberpunk throne, and has a pair of goggles for some reason.reason (probably to keep visual stimuli to a minimum). It is used to keep her mental state in check, against the stress of the Limpid Channel.



* IllGirl: Sakura was born with a weak constitution, and she hasn't gotten much better over time. Though she's a Dual Kind, she's only used as a Head Diver in emergencies.

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* IllGirl: Sakura was born with a weak constitution, and she hasn't gotten much better over time. Though she's a Dual Kind, Kind - and an extremely useful one, with her Limpid Channel - she's only used as a Head Diver in emergencies.emergencies. It's pretty much the bane of her existence, to the point that she suggests Keita will survive ''solely'' because she wants the company of someone else her age (and not because she thinks he will survive).



* ImprobableHairstyle: Her twintails appear to be growing out of a single central point at the top of her head.

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* ImprobableHairstyle: Her twintails appear to be growing out of a single central point at the top of her head. (As her hair looks normal when she lets it down, it's probably done up using the same tech as [[Anime/GaoGaiGar Mikoto]].)



* NightmareFuelStationAttendant
* PsychicRadar: Her access to the Limpid Channel allows her to play this role - with it, she's capable of detecting if someone's in trouble, providing information on Betterman, and allowing Betterman to know when it's time to act.
* RapunzelHair
** MegaTwintails
* WaifProphet

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* NightmareFuelStationAttendant
NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Particularly in the next episode introductions, but occasionally during episodes as well.
* PsychicRadar: Her access to the Limpid Channel allows her to play this role - with it, she's capable of detecting if someone's in trouble, providing information on Betterman, and allowing Betterman to know when it's time to act.
act. Her advice does tend to be either simple and direct ("it's coming!"), or specific yet disconnected from context.
* RapunzelHair
RapunzelHair: Has a full head of hair despite her physical issues.
** MegaTwintails
MegaTwintails: The specific nature of her hairstyle, in this particular setting, ''might'' make it more likely than most examples.
* WaifProphetWaifProphet: Near as we can tell, though, her physical frailness and Limpid Channel ability are unrelated. And while her predictions tend to be vague, she can filter them out well enough to provide consistently useful information (thus averting CassandraTruth).



* HotScientist

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* HotScientistHotScientist: Keita sure as hell thinks so!



* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe: Gets afflicted with Algernon six episodes into the series, then dies later on.]]

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* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe: Gets afflicted with Has a full-on case of Algernon since before the series began, which is discovered six episodes into the series, then dies later on.]]



* SoundOnlyDeath: ''Maybe'', assuming that's him laughing in the first episode. (We can't tell what exactly happens to him, just that he is [[KilledMidSentence killed mid-laugh]] and Keita was close enough to have a pretty good idea what happened...)



* SatelliteCharacter: To Keita.

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* SatelliteCharacter: To Keita. \n (This is because he's a {{Transplant}} from Anime/GaoGaiGar.)



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeepEveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: As far as anyone knows, his name is "Officer".



* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: She seems mildly amused by Keita's reaction to her, and helps him out because of this.



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "Chandi" is a nickname that Keita gives her - we never find out her real name. [[spoiler: She likely doesn't have a real name anyway, considering she's a clone.]]

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "Chandi" is a nickname that Keita gives her her, based on a story he heard from his guide in India - we never find out her real name. [[spoiler: She likely doesn't have a real name anyway, considering she's a clone.]]
3rd Jan '15 9:22:36 PM Sheora
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->Voiced by: TakehitoKoyasu (JP), Jonathan Love (EN)

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->Voiced by: TakehitoKoyasu Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (JP), Jonathan Love (EN)
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