History Characters / ElfenLied

13th Aug '17 1:10:38 PM Kookosbanaani
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* HateSink: Even in a work so dark and grim like ''Elfen Lied'', Unknown Man stands out as the most detestable piece of human trash.

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* HateSink: Even in a work so as dark and grim like ''Elfen Lied'', Unknown Man stands out as the most detestable piece of human trash.
13th Aug '17 1:10:07 PM Kookosbanaani
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* HateSink: Even in a work so dark and grim like ''Elfen Lied'', Unknown Man stands out as the most detestable piece of human trash.
24th Jun '17 10:26:33 PM Nintendoman01
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* AdaptationalNiceGuy: While still a murderous VillainProtagonist, Lucy is considerably less {{sadist}}ic and AxCrazy in the anime than in the manga, where she was prone to {{Evil Laugh}}s and {{Slasher Smile}}s while literally tearing people to shreds.
21st Jun '17 10:00:50 PM sorako
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* {{Reincarnation}}: In the manga epilogue, [[spoiler:it's implied Lucy/Kaede and Nyu are eventually reborn as twins and reunite with Kouta years later.]]



* IWillWaitForYou: In the manga, [[spoiler:after he kills Lucy/Nyu he goes to the place where he first met Lucy/Kaede the last day of the summer festival to wait for her every year, even though he knows she won't come. However, it's implied he manages to meet Lucy/Kaede's and Nyu's reincarnations.]]

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* IWillWaitForYou: In the manga, [[spoiler:after he kills Lucy/Nyu he goes to the place where he first met Lucy/Kaede her the last day of the summer festival to wait for her every year, even though he knows she won't come. However, it's It's implied he manages does manage to eventually meet Lucy/Kaede's and Nyu's reincarnations.{{reincarnation}}s.]]
7th Jun '17 9:47:10 AM gjjones
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* {{Expy}}:
** Many of Lucy's traits are identical to [[Manga/{{Monster}} Johan Liebert]]. Both of them were [[UsedToBeASweetKid once innocent kids, but turned insane when affected by secret military experiments]] [[spoiler:(in Lucy's case, her insanity was the result of the DNA voice stemming from her Diclonius instincts as well as just having a rotten life due to bigotry. While Liebert's twisting was (ambiguously) the result of sadistic experiments, the Diclonius are the result of a random evolution supported by the delusional BigBad)]], are experts at manipulating people, are comparable to TheAntichrist, have ambitions to end the world, passion of destroying human life, multiple personalities, traumatized their lovers, an obsessive and murderous love towards someone that cares for them, [[BiblicalMotifs Biblical]] and German-related motifs, and try to have the person who actually cared for them kill them. The difference here is that Lucy is portrayed ''much'' more sympathetically.
** Also, her traits matched with ''Manga/DragonBall'''s Lunch. Both have multiple personalities; one is a ditzy [[NiceGuy nice girl]], and the other is a [[SociopathicHero sociopathic heroine]], but also [[TheStoic stoic]]. Eventually, the latter sides eventually gain a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold heart of gold]] and [[TokenEvilTeammate working with the main character and his friends]]. That gives them both an [[OddFriendship odd friendship]] with a girl who is a non-combatant (Yuka and Bulma) and an unrequited love interest (Kouta and Tenshinhan). They eventually disappear after the end of their works (while the former being [[spoiler:killed by Kouta]] in the manga and [[spoiler:having her bad side killed by the army]] in the anime with the latter being written out).



* {{Expy}}: Of Chii from Manga/{{Chobits}}. Another character who has cat-ear like horns and can only say her name.



* {{Expy}}: Kouta bears some resemblance to other characters from ''Creator/LynnOkamoto's'' previous works. To Aoki from ''Lime Yellow'' and the nameless protagonist of ''Memoria'', who also has a ForgottenFirstMeeting with a girl he meets many years later. A later one-shot, ''Allumage'', has young boy who looks very similar to Kouta, especially when this child grows up.



* {{Expy}}: Yuka's design looks very similar to characters from Creator/LynnOkamoto's previous works: Sara Wyoming from ''Elfenlied'' and Kasumi from ''Digitopolis'', especially when he [[ArtEvolution redraws]] them. Yuka's design becomes the basis for [[Manga/{{Nononono}} Nono Nonomiya]] and [[Manga/BrynhildrInTheDarkness Ryouta Murakami]], especially the former looks identical to her. It should be noted that Sara, Kasumi, Nono and Ryouta are all main protagonists of the respective works.



* {{Expy}}: Kurama looks very similar to the nameless, stoic main character of Creator/LynnOkamoto's ''MOL''. Furthermore, a later one-shot, ''Registrar'', has a villain who looks similar to Kurama.



* {{Expy}}: In many respects, the she seems like one for ''Manga/LoveHina'' cast member Mutsumi.
** It is also worth mentioning that kisaragi's design is based on Emi, a character from one of Okamoto's short stories known as Memoria.
* OffWithHerHead: As courtesy of Lucy.

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* {{Expy}}: In many respects, the she seems like one for ''Manga/LoveHina'' cast member Mutsumi.
** It is also worth mentioning that kisaragi's design is based on Emi, a character from one of Okamoto's short stories known as Memoria.
* OffWithHerHead: As courtesy Courtesy of Lucy.



* {{Expy}}: Her appearance strongly resembles Aoki, the heroine of Creator/LynnOkamoto's ''Flip Flap'', his first drawn manga. It's not obvious because of ArtEvolution, but the redrawn picture of her looks very much like Shirakawa.



* {{Expy}}: She bears a striking resemblance to Yomi Mizuhara from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.



* {{Expy}}:
** The most repulsive parts of [[{{Hellsing}} Alucard]] and [[Creator/StephenKing Randall Flagg]] rolled into one humanoid mass; combining the looks and personality (Minus the DirtyCoward part) of Alucard and the sheer wickedness and depravity from Randall Flag.
*** Speaking of Hellsing he also shares many similarities to jan Valentine, with both being SmugSnake sociopaths, However Jan is more [[{{LaughablyEvil}} entertaining]].
*** The "spiked balls coated in toxins" might be a shout-out to one of Flagg's incarnations - specifically, ''Literature/TheEyesOfTheDragon'', where Flagg's axe is topped with those.
** Judging by his brief appearance, high memorability, and specialized weapons within the series, he could also be an {{Expy}} to [[StarWars Boba Fett]], whose screen time in the first trilogy totaled all of ten minutes. Fett, though, is usually shown to have a [[EvenEvilHasStandards deep sense of honor and morals]], something Unknown Man obviously has no traces of at all.
5th Jun '17 4:36:59 AM Bruxist
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*** Speaking of Hellsing he also shares many similarities to jan Valentine, with both being SmugSnake sociopaths, However Jan is more [[{{LaughablyEvil}} entertaining]]

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*** Speaking of Hellsing he also shares many similarities to jan Valentine, with both being SmugSnake sociopaths, However Jan is more [[{{LaughablyEvil}} entertaining]]entertaining]].
*** The "spiked balls coated in toxins" might be a shout-out to one of Flagg's incarnations - specifically, ''Literature/TheEyesOfTheDragon'', where Flagg's axe is topped with those.



*** The "spiked balls coated in toxins" might be a shout-out to one of Flagg's incarnations - specifically, ''Literature/TheEyesOfTheDragon'', where Flagg's axe is topped with those.
5th Jun '17 4:35:58 AM Bruxist
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*** The "spiked balls coated in toxins" might be a shout-out to one of Flagg's incarnations - specifically, ''Literature/TheEyesOfTheDragon'', where Flagg's axe is topped with those.
23rd May '17 8:49:45 AM lolface123
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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: He's in his prepubescent years and a sociopathic little thug that killed an animal for no reason than to be a dick to the person he was bullying.


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* SmugSnake: He sure was having a giddy time tormenting Lucy, but when she goes ballistic, he spends the last few moments of his life pissing himself in fear.
21st May '17 11:07:35 AM HighCrate
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* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler: She recognizes that removing the mind-control device from the clones leads to dangerous things (See Nousou's entry). So when Arakawa does it, she quickly put it back in right before the clone went all AxCrazy]]
20th May '17 3:40:01 AM king3000
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* {{Expy}}: Of Chii from Manga/{{Chobits}}. Another character who has cat-ear like horns and can only say her name.


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* AllLovingHeroine: Nyuu doesn't seem to hate anyone, and loves all around her.


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* {{Expy}}: Of Chii from Manga/{{Chobits}}. Another character who has cat-ear like horns and can only say her name.
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