History Characters / GunXSword

10th Sep '16 10:12:35 PM WillBGood
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A... very nice, affable old man who is a FriendToAllLivingThings, polite, soft-spoken and loves everyone... except that he's the BigBad. While his motives may seem good, his final goal is [[{{Instrumentality}} morally problematic]]. His charisma is one of his main strengths: he gathered a lot of followers by merely 'helping' them. However, he has also committed his share of murders, namely Van's bride Elena ''and'' Ray's wife Shino, which marked him as the ultimate target of their bloody revenge.

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A... very nice, affable old man who is a FriendToAllLivingThings, polite, soft-spoken and loves everyone... except that he's the BigBad. While his motives may seem good, his final goal is [[{{Instrumentality}} [[AssimilationPlot morally problematic]]. His charisma is one of his main strengths: he gathered a lot of followers by merely 'helping' them. However, he has also committed his share of murders, namely Van's bride Elena ''and'' Ray's wife Shino, which marked him as the ultimate target of their bloody revenge.
30th Jul '16 3:48:09 AM Eyeshield
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* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Despite being TheTeamNormal, she's the only one among the girls who knows how to swim.
28th Jul '16 9:00:55 PM Eyeshield
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* AntiHero: Type 2. Apathetic towards nearly everything, but pushing him to help when it's needed is very possible.



* CoolSword: His sword is incredibly flexible, in [[WhipSword both]] [[SwissArmyWeapon meanings]] of the word. It's incredibly sharp, it can double as a grappling hook and his belt, and it's also what he uses to pilot Dann.

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* CoolSword: His sword is incredibly flexible, in [[WhipSword both]] [[SwissArmyWeapon meanings]] of the word. It's incredibly sharp, it can double as a grappling hook and his belt, and it's also what he uses to pilot Dann. Dann's sword and even Dann itself also count, the former being a BifurcatedWeapon with the ability to split into two swords, and Dann being able to ''transform'' into a mecha-sized {{BFS}}.



* DontThinkFeel: How he fights in the final part of the series after his epiphany in episode 16, taking inspiration from Gadved's words to "Empty his head", Priscilla's MotionCaptureMecha and his love for Elena meaning he has to fight together and as one with Dann instead of controlling it.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A variation. The biggest reason he is seen as a jerk is because he takes NotGoodWithPeople to its maximum level. After losing Helena, he is extremely focused to his quest, becoming extremely apathetic as a result. When push comes to shove however, if anyone thinks of harming his friends or offending the morals he still clearly has, he won't hesitate to jump in and help others while telling off the person who was stupid to do so.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A variation. The biggest reason he is seen as a jerk is because he takes NotGoodWithPeople to its maximum level. After losing Helena, he is extremely focused to his quest, becoming extremely apathetic as a result. When push comes to shove however, if anyone thinks of harming his friends or offending the morals he still clearly has, he won't hesitate to jump in and help others while telling off the person who whoever it was stupid to do so.that offended them with a BreakingSpeech.
28th Jul '16 3:37:45 AM Eyeshield
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* SignatureSoundEffect: The ringing of his hat usually means something important is about to happen, or just happened.
28th Jul '16 3:33:55 AM Eyeshield
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* LeanAndMean: Downplayed. Van has a very slim and slender body and is very willing and capable of kicking your ass if you ask for it, but most of the time he's just apathetic and has NoSocialSkills, and he even has his own moral code.



* SamuraiCowboy: The hilt of his sword is a gun's handle. And his clothes and attitude supports it, though like Ray, his clothes and his weapon of choice are visually dissonant.

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* SamuraiCowboy: The hilt of his sword is a gun's handle. And his clothes and attitude supports it, though like Ray, his His clothes and his weapon of choice WeaponOfChoice, including his mecha, are visually dissonant. He uses a sword and Dann is built like a samurai warrior, but he's dressed up like a cowboy (Complete with longcoat and hat), and when he's not using it his sword is even shaped like a gun handle, wrapped around his waist like a belt.



* OneBulletLeft: An exaggerated example. She only has one shot in it for basically the entire series. You KNOW it's going to be used at some point. [[spoiler: Ironically, or perhaps very fittingly, she uses that one shot on her brother in the finale.]]

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* OneBulletLeft: An exaggerated example. She only has one shot in it her brother's revolver for basically the entire series. You KNOW it's going to be used at some point. [[spoiler: Ironically, or perhaps very fittingly, she uses that one shot on her brother in the finale.]]



* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Justified in that she and her brother have been living on their own for years. Best shown in the finale when [[spoiler: her travels through the world and the experiences she had allow her to verbally destroy her brother's arguments in support of the claw with ease.]]


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* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Justified in that she and her brother have been living on their own for years. Best shown in the finale when [[spoiler: her travels through the world and the experiences she had allow her to verbally destroy all of her brother's arguments in support of the claw with ease.]]




* SamuraiCowboy: Emphasis on the "Samurai," despite his reliance on firearms and his mecha's design.

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* SamuraiCowboy: Emphasis on the "Samurai," despite Just like Van, his reliance on firearms aesthetic contrasts with his WeaponOfChoice and his mecha's design.designs, preferring guns both on-foot and in Volkain while dressing like a samurai.
25th Jul '16 6:52:46 AM Eyeshield
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* BadassLongcoat: Swallowtail Tuxedo, actually.

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* BadassLongcoat: Swallowtail Tuxedo, actually. Makes him look incredibly dapper.



* TheChosenOne: Through reasons unknown, [[spoiler: Van somehow has the ability to use Earth's technology.]] He only uses this ability in [[EleventhHourSuperpower the final episode]], but the same episode also states he had this power even before he was augmented, which was years ago.



* EleventhHourSuperpower: Played with. [[spoiler: He only used the power of Earth's technology in the finale, but he apparently had it even BEFORE he was augmented]].

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* EleventhHourSuperpower: Played with. [[spoiler: He only used the power of Earth's technology in the finale, but the scientists comment he apparently had it that power even BEFORE he was augmented]].



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A variation. The biggest reason he is seen as a jerk is because he takes NotGoodWithPeople to its maximum level. After losing Helena, he is extremely focused to his quest, becoming extremely apathetic as a result.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A variation. The biggest reason he is seen as a jerk is because he takes NotGoodWithPeople to its maximum level. After losing Helena, he is extremely focused to his quest, becoming extremely apathetic as a result. When push comes to shove however, if anyone thinks of harming his friends or offending the morals he still clearly has, he won't hesitate to jump in and help others while telling off the person who was stupid to do so.



** In the English Dub, ''SEIYAAAAA!''

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** In the English Dub, ''SEIYAAAAA!''''SEIIIIIYAAAAA!''



* NiceHat: It makes him look like a cowboy and it even has a nice little ring at the end. He rotates it before summoning Dann.

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* NiceHat: It makes him look like a cowboy and it even has a nice little ring at the end. He rotates Rotating it before summoning activates his sword to summon Dann.



** Contrasting this, the fact that he can't remember anyone else's name if they don't interest him. Especially applies to girls, except Priscilla.

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** Contrasting this, the fact that he can't remember anyone else's name if they don't interest him. Especially applies to girls, except Priscilla.Priscilla, [[ClingyJealousGirl much to Carmen and Wendy's consternation]].



* SuddenlyShouting: Every time he eats, thinks about the Claw, or declares his love for Elena.

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* SuddenlyShouting: Every time he eats, eats food he likes, thinks about the Claw, or declares his love for Elena.



* ClingyJealousGirl: She gets jealous whenever Van shows interest in other girls. [[spoiler: In the ultimate show of maturity, she subverts this in the finale by letting him go when he feels he needs to.]]
* {{Determinator}}: She will find a way to do whatever she needs.

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* ClingyJealousGirl: She gets jealous whenever Van shows interest in other girls.girls, but towards the end she doesn't bother to get in the way of anyone who goes after him. [[spoiler: In the ultimate show of maturity, she subverts this in the finale by letting him go when he feels he needs to.]]
* {{Determinator}}: It doesn't matter that she has [[TheTeamNormal no powers or any particular abilities]]. She will find a way to do whatever she needs. needs.



* HairstyleInertia: A flashback shows that when she was a small child, she wore the same pigtails as when she was a teen [[spoiler: and as an adult]].

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* HairstyleInertia: A flashback shows that when she was a small child, she wore the same pigtails as when she was a teen teen. [[spoiler: and as an adult]].This continue all the way to adulthood]].



* NostalgicNarrator: The FramingDevice for the show is Wendy telling her story to a journalist, and every OnTheNext segment is her summarizing those events to him

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* NostalgicNarrator: The FramingDevice for the show is Wendy telling her story to a journalist, and every OnTheNext segment is her summarizing those the events of the next episode to himhim.



* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Justified in that she and her brother have been living on their own for years.


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* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Justified in that she and her brother have been living on their own for years.

years. Best shown in the finale when [[spoiler: her travels through the world and the experiences she had allow her to verbally destroy her brother's arguments in support of the claw with ease.]]




* KillerYoyo: It has blades that come out of it

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* KillerYoyo: It has blades that come out of itit.
23rd Jul '16 7:00:26 AM Eyeshield
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** In the English Dub, ''SEIYAAAAA!''
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* EnlightenmentSuperpower: In Episode 16, Van realizing that Elena's memories will always be with him makes him realize that he's not supposed to control, but become one with Dann. [[spoiler: This allows him to activate Dann's DeflectorShields]].
28th May '16 12:31:59 PM Morgenthaler
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Main character of the show, and the titular "SWORD". Before the series, Van was going to get married when a man only known as "The Claw" murdered his bride Elena on his wedding day, and now he's going to get his revenge. Along the way, he makes a name for himself as a {{Badass}}, acquires [[IHaveManyNames a ton of nicknames]], and more or less goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge to avenge the woman he loved.

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Main character of the show, and the titular "SWORD". Before the series, Van was going to get married when a man only known as "The Claw" murdered his bride Elena on his wedding day, and now he's going to get his revenge. Along the way, he makes a name for himself as a {{Badass}}, badass, acquires [[IHaveManyNames a ton of nicknames]], and more or less goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge to avenge the woman he loved.



* {{Badass}}
** BadassInANiceSuit
** BadassLongcoat: Swallowtail Tuxedo, actually.

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* {{Badass}}
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%%* BadassInANiceSuit
** * BadassLongcoat: Swallowtail Tuxedo, actually.



* {{Badass}} Oh, hell yes.
** BadassBaritone: In the dub, he's voiced by Creator/LiamOBrien.
** HandicappedBadass: He spends the last few episodes of the series almost completely blind, [[spoiler:yet he still wrecks Fasalina and her Dahlia.]]

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* {{Badass}} Oh, hell yes.
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BadassBaritone: In the dub, he's voiced by Creator/LiamOBrien.
** HandicappedBadass: He spends the last few episodes of the series almost completely blind, [[spoiler:yet he still wrecks Fasalina and her Dahlia.]]
Creator/LiamOBrien.
28th May '16 12:31:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Or at least so amoral they get close. [[LongHairedPrettyBoy Ray's hair is long, too.]]
** SlipKnotPonytail: [[spoiler:After he gets shot.]]



* BlondGuysAreEvil
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