History Characters / ObanStarRacers

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16th Nov '17 9:38:34 AM fantasyfox101
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* FieryRedhead: She may have dyed her hair red, but she's still got that fiery personality.

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* FieryRedhead: She may have {{Zigzagged|Trope}}. Eva's hair is black, but she dyed her hair red, but the top part red. And while she's still got that fiery mainly quiet and keeps to herself, when pressed, she shows she inherited her father's short-tempered and stubborn personality.



* {{Goth}}: {{Implied}}. She wears black, dyes her hair red, and got {{facial markings}}.
* HeroesWantRedheads: For Aikka.

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* {{Goth}}: {{Implied}}. {{Implied|Trope}}. She wears black, dyes part of her hair red, and got {{facial markings}}.
* HeroesWantRedheads: For She has a crush on the redheaded Aikka.



* LoveAtFirstSight: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. It's more like "smitten at first sight" towards Aikka.

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* LoveAtFirstSight: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. It's more like "smitten "crushing at first sight" towards Aikka.
7th Oct '17 3:56:06 PM creader
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* RebelliousSpirit: Invoked, causing Molly to give one of the Arrow's engines a paint job.
-->'''Rick (to Don Wei):''' You told me to light a fire, I lit a fire.

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* RebelliousSpirit: Invoked, {{Invoked|Trope}}, causing Molly to give one of the Arrow's engines a paint job.
-->'''Rick (to -->'''Rick:''' ''(to Don Wei):''' Wei)'' You told me to light a fire, I lit a fire.



* StrongFamilyResemblance: {{Deconstructed}}. Lose her natural black hair and she's the spitting image of her mother. However, Don Wei reveals that this was reason he abandoned her as a child.

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* StrongFamilyResemblance: {{Deconstructed}}.{{Deconstructed|Trope}}. Lose her natural black hair and she's the spitting image of her mother. However, Don Wei reveals that this was reason he abandoned her as a child.



* TragicKeepsake: {{Subverted}}. WordOfGod stated that the googles she wears were ''not'' her mother's; the ones that Maya wore were destroyed in the crash.

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* TragicKeepsake: {{Subverted}}.{{Subverted|Trope}}. WordOfGod stated that the googles she wears were ''not'' her mother's; the ones that Maya wore were destroyed in the crash.



** BrokenAce: After his CareerEndingInjury, Rick quickly falls into a depression, but he still sticks around to teach Molly what he knows.



* {{Awesome McCoolname}}: His last name is '''thunderbolt'''.
* BigBrotherMentor: For Molly.

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* {{Awesome McCoolname}}: AwesomeMcCoolname: His last name is '''thunderbolt'''.
* BigBrotherMentor: For Molly.Acts as an older brother figure to Eva/Molly, even giving an AffectionateNickname. Later on, he would also be her racing mentor.
* BrokenAce: After his CareerEndingInjury, Rick quickly falls into a depression, but he still sticks around to teach Molly what he knows.



* {{Foil}}: To Eva/Molly. He's an experienced Star Racer who was supposed to be the racer for the Earth Team, while Eva is a RookieRedRanger who becomes the replacement for Rick. While Eva is a HumbleHero, Rick is quite arrogant and even states "modesty is for losers". He is a famous star racer, while Eva is just a fresh newbie [[spoiler:who doesn't even get recognition for winning Ōban.]]

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* {{Foil}}: FingerlessGloves: Wears a grey-brownish pair that show some skin on the back.
* {{Foil}}:
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To Eva/Molly. Eva/Molly -- He's an experienced Star Racer who was supposed to be the racer for the Earth Team, while Eva is a RookieRedRanger who becomes the replacement for Rick. While Eva is a HumbleHero, Rick is quite arrogant and even states "modesty is for losers". He is a famous star racer, while Eva is just a fresh newbie [[spoiler:who doesn't even get recognition for winning Ōban.]]
** To Maya Wei -- Both were racing champions, had a partnership with their manager Don Wei, and a close relationship with Eva/Molly. For the first contrast between the two is personality, relationship with Don, and when they were in Eva/Molly's life -- Maya was shown to be a humble NiceGirl who was in a loving marriage with Don, but was unable to see her daughter grow up; Rick is an arrogant JerkWithAHeartOfGold who has a volatile relationship with Don due to the latter's hardass personality, and befriended Eva/Molly when she was a teen. Second, how their racing careers came to an end -- Both had different reasons but they are also connected to [[spoiler:Canaletto's scheming -- Canaletto orchestrated Maya's death to ensure her daughter would refuse the Ultimate Prize in the future while the BigBad ensured an [[CareerEndingInjury accident]] for Rick when the latter got too close to the truth.]] Thirdly, how Eva/Molly never sees them again -- [[spoiler:With Maya, she remains dead and the Ultimate Prize couldn't being her back to life; for Rick, he leaves Ōban after teaching Eva/Molly everything he knows.
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Rick is arrogant for sure, but he has a decent heart.
9th Sep '17 12:19:19 PM StoneBasilisk
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[[folder:The Mad Scrub]]
A member of the scrub species on Alwas, and an insane hermit. He is discovered to be the one responsible for Rick Thunderbolt's CareerEndingInjury, which prompts the human to track him down for answers. [[spoiler: He is also a cultist of Canaletto.]]

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[[folder:The Mad Scrub]]
A member
[[folder:President [=McMullen=]]]
[[quoteright:260:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/president_original.jpg]]
The president
of the scrub species on Alwas, and an insane hermit. He is discovered Earth Coalition, [=McMullen=] has been privy to be the one responsible existence of the Avatar for Rick Thunderbolt's CareerEndingInjury, which prompts many decades, but kept it secret as part of a GovernmentConspiracy. When the human Great Race of Ōban draws near, he recruits Don Wei to track him down for answers. [[spoiler: He is also form a cultist team capable of Canaletto.]]competing.


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* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Crosses this hard when he realizes the Crog Imperium is sweeping aside Sol's defenses, all because he decided to launch a preemptive attack and thus violate the ceasefire of the Great Race. When Don contacts him the final time, he finds the President in an almost catatonic state, surrounded by apocalyptic pleas for help from military channels, mumbling that the Crogs were untrustworthy and that humanity had no choice but to attack first.]]
* GovernmentConspiracy: Decades ago, [=McMullen=] was minor member of a council of government officials during the Crog invasion of Earth. When the Avatar appeared before them and set the cease-fire in place in exchange for Earth's participation in the upcoming Great Race of Ōban, the council [[TheMasquerade chose to keep the Avatar's intervention a closely-guarded secret from the rest of humanity]]. Unfortunately, this had the side-effect of leaving humanity rather underprepared for the tournament, and [=McMullen=] (now the leader of the Earth Coalition) basically had to order Don Wei to claw together a team at the last second. [[spoiler:At the end of the series, the same conspiracy forces the surviving human protagonists to [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold swear to lifelong secrecy about Ōban and their adventures]].]]
* NotSoDifferent: Towards the end of the series, [=McMullen's=] behavior increasingly aligns with that of [[spoiler:the Crog Imperium, humanity's greatest rivals]]:
** When he learns that the ultimate prize is [[spoiler:ascension to Avatar-hood]], [=McMullen=] immediately decides that [[spoiler: a human Avatar would be perfect for enabling human supremacy in the galaxy]], and urges Don to continue participating in the tournament at all costs. [[spoiler:This is exactly what General Kross had in mind, minus the latter's additional desire to become a GodEmperor.]]
** In the same scene, the President indicates that the Coalition hopes to [[spoiler:use an Avatar to not only wipe out the Crog Imperium completely, [[HeWhoFightsMonsters but also destroy anyone else in the galaxy who would threaten humanity or stand in their way]].]]
** Damningly, [=McMullen=] arranges for [[spoiler:humanity to violate the ceasefire of the Great Race, sending a Coalition fleet to launch a premature surprise attack against the Crog armada, who were standing by to begin the invasion ''after'' the Race. He claims amid a DespairEventHorizon that the Crogs [[{{Hypocrite}} couldn't be trusted to respect the ceasefire]], and that attacking first was the only option.]]
* SmugSnake: He dismisses Don's concerns about forcing Molly to keep racing [[spoiler:after learning the prize won't bring her mother back]] with a "that's too bad" sense of smug indifference, as by that point [=McMullen=] had decided that the ultimate prize was far more important than any of the Earth Team's concerns.
-->'''Don Wei:''' "[[spoiler:She thought could use the prize to bring her mother back from the dead.]]"\\
'''[=McMullen=]:''' "Touching, but irrelevant."
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[[folder:The Mad Scrub]]
A member of the scrub species on Alwas, and an insane hermit. He is discovered to be the one responsible for Rick Thunderbolt's CareerEndingInjury, which prompts the human to track him down for answers. [[spoiler: He is also a cultist of Canaletto.]]
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18th Aug '17 1:49:32 AM creader
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* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Eva's dyed red hair matches her eye color.
* DaddysGirl: {{Deconstructed}}. Her devotion towards her father and [[WellDoneDaughterGirl desire to make him proud]] has made Eva push herself since early adolescency to become a top mechanic. It also made her never give up on the idea that one day he would come back to get her. Sadly, he never does. And even when they do meet, he doesn't even recognize her.

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* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Eva's dyed red hair matches her eye color.
* DaddysGirl: {{Deconstructed}}.{{Deconstructed|Trope}}. Her devotion towards her father and [[WellDoneDaughterGirl desire to make him proud]] has made Eva push herself since early adolescency to become a top mechanic. It also made her never give up on the idea that one day he would come back to get her. Sadly, he never does. And even when they do meet, he doesn't even recognize her.



* {{Humble Hero}}ine: Fully shown when [[spoiler:she willingly refuses the title of the Avatar.]]

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* {{Humble Hero}}ine: HumbleHero: Fully shown when [[spoiler:she willingly refuses the title of the Avatar.]]



* LoveAtFirstSight: Towards Aikka.

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* LoveAtFirstSight: Towards {{Downplayed|Trope}}. It's more like "smitten at first sight" towards Aikka.



* MsFanservice : Though not as prominent an example as her mother Eva/Molly is quite attractive and her earth team uniform shows off her midriff and curves also certain shots of her show a fair amount of MaleGaze.

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* MsFanservice : MsFanservice: Though not as prominent an example as her mother mother, Eva/Molly is quite attractive and her earth team uniform shows off her midriff and curves also curves. Plus, certain shots of her show a fair amount of MaleGaze.



* PluckyGirl

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17th Aug '17 7:17:28 PM fantasyfox101
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* MsFanservice : Though not as prominent example as her mother Eva/Molly is quite attractive and her earth team uniform shows off her midriff and curves also certain shots of her show a fair amount of MaleGaze.

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* MsFanservice : Though not as prominent an example as her mother Eva/Molly is quite attractive and her earth team uniform shows off her midriff and curves also certain shots of her show a fair amount of MaleGaze.
17th Aug '17 7:13:53 PM fantasyfox101
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* Ms.Fanservice : Though not as prominent example as her mother Eva/Molly is quite attractive and her earth team uniform shows off her midriff and curves also certain shots of her show a fair amount of MaleGaze.

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* Ms.Fanservice MsFanservice : Though not as prominent example as her mother Eva/Molly is quite attractive and her earth team uniform shows off her midriff and curves also certain shots of her show a fair amount of MaleGaze.
17th Aug '17 7:11:50 PM fantasyfox101
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* Ms.Fanservice : Though not as prominent example as her mother Eva/Molly is quite attractive and her earth team uniform shows off her midriff and curves also certain shots of her show a fair amount of MaleGaze.
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