History Characters / SpecialA

26th May '18 11:49:40 PM annette12
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* TheDitz: On the other hand, he's apparently rather competent: he's ranked fifth in school and it's hinted he could be higher, he's quite athletic, and knows his way out of awkward situations. On the flipside, he has little to no tact, common sense, or wit. Most of the time.

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* TheDitz: DitzyGenius: On the other hand, he's apparently rather competent: he's ranked fifth in school and it's hinted he could be higher, he's quite athletic, and knows his way out of awkward situations. On the flipside, he has little to no tact, common sense, or wit. Most of the time.
26th May '18 11:48:41 PM annette12
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* HumbleHero: She has no problem asking for help or admitting she's wrong. She is also the only one who regularly attends her classes.
** A lot of this is due in part to the fact that a) she comes from a working class family and must do her best to pay back her father and b) her constantly losing to Kei makes her root for any underdog that the rest of SA might write off as unimportant/annoying.
* LethalChef: The area in which she is ''least'' talented in, and only because she's so strong.
** Well, it's also shown that she doesn't really bother to season her food. So not only is it a dense, homogenized mess, it takes like dishwater (unless you're named Kei Takishima).

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* HumbleHero: She has no problem asking for help or admitting she's wrong. She is also the only one who regularly attends her classes.
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classes. A lot of this is due in part to the fact that a) she comes from a working class family and must do her best to pay back her father and b) her constantly losing to Kei makes her root for any underdog that the rest of SA might write off as unimportant/annoying.
* LethalChef: The area in which she is ''least'' talented in, and only because she's so strong.
** Well, it's
strong. It's also shown that she doesn't really bother to season her food. So not only is it a dense, homogenized mess, it takes like dishwater (unless you're named Kei Takishima).



* NotSoStoic: ''When'' Hikari gets in trouble or whenever Hikari misinterprets him.



** NotSoStoic: ''When'' Hikari gets in trouble or whenever Hikari misinterprets him.



** TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Ironically, as the SA member least worried about social conventions, he is the least worried in expressing his feelings and occasisonally prevents conflict by expressing himself freely. For instance:

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** * TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Ironically, as the SA member least worried about social conventions, he is the least worried in expressing his feelings and occasisonally prevents conflict by expressing himself freely. For instance:



* TheDitz
** DitzyGenius[=/=]BrilliantButLazy: On the other hand, he's apparently rather competent: he's ranked fifth in school and it's hinted he could be higher, he's quite athletic, and knows his way out of awkward situations. On the flipside, he has little to no tact, common sense, or wit. Most of the time.

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* TheDitz
** DitzyGenius[=/=]BrilliantButLazy:
TheDitz: On the other hand, he's apparently rather competent: he's ranked fifth in school and it's hinted he could be higher, he's quite athletic, and knows his way out of awkward situations. On the flipside, he has little to no tact, common sense, or wit. Most of the time.



* SupremeChef[=/=]TeamChef: She is ''the'' chef of the group, seeing how she makes all their afternoon snacks.

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* SupremeChef[=/=]TeamChef: TeamChef: She is ''the'' chef of the group, seeing how she makes all their afternoon snacks.
26th May '18 11:42:26 PM annette12
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* AlwaysSecondBest: To Kei. She's very athletic and smart but has never beaten Kei at anything. Not matter how much she tries, she will always rank second after him.



* {{Determinator}}[=/=]PluckyGirl: Hikari will not give up, no matter how many times she's been defeated, at beating Kei. She won't give up on anything else, either, though her intelligence and strength result in her not needing to continue for too long generally.

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* {{Determinator}}[=/=]PluckyGirl: Hikari will not give up, no matter how many times she's been defeated, at beating Kei. She won't give up on anything else, either, though her intelligence and strength result in her not needing to continue for too long generally. DitzyGenius: Extremely smart but lacks common sense.



* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Boyfriend]]: Anytime anyone assumes Kei and Hikari are dating, her response is a cheery "He and I are rivals," with her laughing merrily and Kei looking like he just ate a lemon.

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* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Boyfriend]]: HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: Anytime anyone assumes Kei and Hikari are dating, her response is a cheery "He and I are rivals," with her laughing merrily and Kei looking like he just ate a lemon.



** SelectiveObliviousness: Only towards her, though. She quickly perceives someone's attraction to someone else - more than one FacePalm ensues after people realize she sees everyone's romantic intentions ''except'' Kei's.

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** SelectiveObliviousness: Only towards her, though. * PluckyGirl: Hikari will not give up, no matter how many times she's been defeated, at beating Kei. She quickly perceives someone's attraction won't give up on anything else, either, though her intelligence and strength result in her not needing to someone else - more than one FacePalm ensues after people realize she sees everyone's romantic intentions ''except'' Kei's.continue for too long generally.



* SelectiveObliviousness: Only towards her, though. She quickly perceives someone's attraction to someone else - more than one FacePalm ensues after people realize she sees everyone's romantic intentions ''except'' Kei's.



* [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Takishima Is Always Better]]
** Unless [[WorfHadTheFlu she's sick]].


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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: To Hikari. Not matter how much she tries, she can't beat him and will always rank second after him.
4th Dec '17 10:25:38 AM 32_Footsteps
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* CloudCuckooLander: Whenever she's sick.

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* CloudCuckooLander: Whenever she's sick.sick or drunk.



* PennyAmongDiamonds: Granted, Hikari's family isn't poor, but the Hanazonos have several orders of magnitude less money than the families of Hikari's friends and associates. It's regularly brought up that Hikari participates in much of Special A's shenanigans due to gifts from the others (most frequently, Kei and Akira are the givers).




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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Anything Hikari makes. At first, it seems like he just appreciates that the person he loves made food just for him, and that he's talking it up to her because he likes her. Later, however, he reveals that he's utterly baffled at how everyone else could describe the not-currently-present Hikari as a LethalChef - he insists that she's a SupremeChef. Everyone looks at him like he's insane.



* GreekChorus: His most frequent role, with Megumi and Ryu, is commenting on the current Hikari-centric shenanigans.



* InnocentlyInsensitive: Tadashi is honest and blunt to a fault, and his lack of common sense results in him saying things that only he would think of as complimentary. That said, for all that he's probably the most prone towards being offensive, he's never malicious, and he's never pleased when he finds out he's offended someone.



* FriendToAllLivingThings

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* FriendToAllLivingThingsFriendToAllLivingThings: Goes both ways - not only does Ryu instantly befriend pretty much any animal instantly, he prefers to spend his free time with them, to the extent that it makes Megumi and Jun jealous at times.
17th Nov '17 3:50:56 PM RedScharlach
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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: It's suggested that part of the reason that he loves Hikari's cooking so much is because she's the first person that ever tried to make a homecooked meal.

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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: It's suggested that part of the reason that he loves Hikari's cooking so much is because she's the first person that ever tried to make him a homecooked meal.



*** When Akira was forced into an arranged relationship he genuinely wished her well, but when she accidently let it slip she liked him, he had no problem reciprocating those feelings. Akira even lampshades the fact that she is causing more problems than him.

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*** When Akira was forced into an arranged relationship he genuinely wished her well, but when she accidently accidentally let it slip she liked him, he had no problem reciprocating those feelings. Akira even lampshades the fact that she is causing more problems than him.
20th Mar '17 8:46:19 AM 32_Footsteps
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* CantHoldHerLioquor: A slightly justified given that she's still underage, but when Hikari accidentally drinks half a bottle of alcohol (suggested to be on the lower end of the proof scale), she almost instantly gets drunk, becoming a cross between a LoveFreak, a CuddleBug, and a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.

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* CantHoldHerLioquor: CantHoldHerLiquor: A slightly justified given that she's still underage, but when Hikari accidentally drinks half a bottle of alcohol (suggested to be on the lower end of the proof scale), she almost instantly gets drunk, becoming a cross between a LoveFreak, a CuddleBug, and a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
20th Mar '17 8:45:44 AM 32_Footsteps
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* CantHoldHerLioquor: A slightly justified given that she's still underage, but when Hikari accidentally drinks half a bottle of alcohol (suggested to be on the lower end of the proof scale), she almost instantly gets drunk, becoming a cross between a LoveFreak, a CuddleBug, and a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.



* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: It's suggested that part of the reason that he loves Hikari's cooking so much is because she's the first person that ever tried to make a homecooked meal.



* LoveEpiphany: The manga's finale shows a flashback of it, which also answers a question that floated around at various points - if Kei has issues with Hikari's constant challenges, why doesn't he just sandbag it and let her win? [[spoiler: Shortly after meeting her, he ''did'', throwing a foot race to her. Hikari saw right through it; and, in begging Kei to try his best and be a real [[TheRival rival]], she inadvertently revealed that she knew just what Kei was really like under it all. That was the moment that he fell in love with her, and the challenges became fun for him.]]



* TheRival: Hikari views him as this.

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* TheRival: Hikari views him as this. He [[InvokedTrope plays it up]] to spend time with her, and occasionally [[BatmanGambit to manipulate her into doing what he wants]].



* Cloudcuckoolander: As part of his wanderlust, he is often spacey and says whatever comes to his mind without wait.

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* Cloudcuckoolander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: As part of his wanderlust, he is often spacey and says whatever comes to his mind without wait.



* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple: With Akira.]]

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* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple: OfficialCouple: [[spoiler: With Akira.]]



* [[spoiler:{{Bifauxnen}}]]

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* [[spoiler:{{Bifauxnen}}]]{{Bifauxnen}}



* [[spoiler: WholesomeCrossdresser]]

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* [[spoiler: WholesomeCrossdresser]]
WholesomeCrossdresser



* [[spoiler:AntiVillain]]

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* [[spoiler:AntiVillain]]AntiVillain: He's very defensive of his first two friends, Akira and Kei. There are no ends to which he's willing to go to keep anyone from taking advantage of them - which tends to make him act like a KnightTemplar and isolate off anyone that even ''could'' be in a position to hurt them, only backing off when it becomes clear that the people in question (for example, Tadashi and Hikari) wouldn't dream of it.



* BecomingTheMask: He won't admit it, but it's pretty obvious by the end that [[spoiler: he's not just pretending to like Megumi anymore]].



* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: After Akira gets together with Tadashi and Megumi takes an interest in him]].

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* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: After Akira gets together with Tadashi and Megumi takes an interest in him]].



* [[spoiler:SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: With Jun]]

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* [[spoiler:SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: With SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: [[spoiler:With Jun]]



* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Kei looks like a male version of Midori with shorter hair.

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* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Kei looks like a male version of Midori with shorter hair.
hair. It gets more uncanny when Midori takes Kei and Hikari out for a day; she also reacts to Hikari in the same way as Kei.



* [[spoiler: AntiVillain: Eventually revealed to have tried pushing Kei and Hikari apart because he didn't want to see Kei go through the heartbreak of losing someone dear to him, like he did.]]

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* [[spoiler: AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Eventually revealed to have tried pushing Kei and Hikari apart because he didn't want to see Kei go through the heartbreak of losing someone dear to him, like he did.]]
15th Feb '17 6:27:11 PM malias
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17th Jan '17 6:33:12 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: He actually scares Kei. That's gotta count for something.
15th Dec '16 1:01:47 PM Spoilerhater
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* HumbleHero: She has no problem asking for help or admitting she's wrong. She is also the only one who regularly attends her classes.
** A lot of this is due in part to the fact that a) she comes from a working class family and must do her best to pay back her father and b) her constantly losing to Kei makes her root for any underdog that the rest of SA might write off as unimportant/annoying.


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* NiceGirl: All the SA members are nice in their own way, but she is the only one who tries to get along with and help everyone, including people who go out of their way to insult her.


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* Cloudcuckoolander: As part of his wanderlust, he is often spacey and says whatever comes to his mind without wait.
** TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Ironically, as the SA member least worried about social conventions, he is the least worried in expressing his feelings and occasisonally prevents conflict by expressing himself freely. For instance:
*** When Aoi was sent to take Kei home and all the SA members tried over complicated methods to make him stay, Tadashi was the only one who made their intentions clear to Kei: They were his friends and they wanted him to stay.
*** When Akira was forced into an arranged relationship he genuinely wished her well, but when she accidently let it slip she liked him, he had no problem reciprocating those feelings. Akira even lampshades the fact that she is causing more problems than him.
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