History Characters / TengenToppaGurrenLagannAntagonists

5th Mar '17 6:50:29 PM JRads47
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* DarthVaderClone: [[spoiler:They were once heroic knights fighting for justice, but were driven by the BigBad to make a FaceHeelTurn and become [[AntiVillain Anti-Villains]]. Oh, and they both make a HeroicSacrifice to save TheHero from the BigBad]]. To drive the point home, Lazengann is covered in black armor, just like Vader, and he's the ArchnemeisDad to Nia.

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* DarthVaderClone: [[spoiler:They were once heroic knights fighting for justice, but were driven by the BigBad to make a FaceHeelTurn and become [[AntiVillain Anti-Villains]]. Oh, and they both make a HeroicSacrifice to save TheHero from the BigBad]]. To drive the point home, Lazengann is covered in black armor, just like Vader, and he's the ArchnemeisDad ArchnemesisDad to Nia.
5th Mar '17 6:49:12 PM JRads47
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* AliensAreBastards: To borderline monstrous extremes. And the worst part is [[spoiler: he's convinced [[KnightTemplar he's the good guy]] even after crossing the MoralEventHorizon over and over and over again]]. However, this trope is actually played with considering The Anti Spiral itself [[spoiler: is a Spiral Race meaning that in a way, he's also ''[[HumansAreBastards human]]''.]]

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* AliensAreBastards: To borderline monstrous extremes. And the worst part is [[spoiler: he's convinced [[KnightTemplar he's the good guy]] even after crossing the MoralEventHorizon over and over and over again]]. However, this trope is actually played with considering The Anti Spiral itself [[spoiler: is a Spiral Race meaning that in a way, he's also ''[[HumansAreBastards human]]''.]]



* EvilFeelsGood: Despite claiming he/they have no emotions, they seem to enjoy inflicting [[DespairEventHorizon Absolute Despair]] on their enemies. [[spoiler: Subverted in that the Anti-Spiral has stated that they never wanted to do drive them to despair, only doing so because it's teh easiest way to prevent the Spiral Nemesis.]]

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* EvilFeelsGood: Despite claiming he/they have no emotions, they seem to enjoy inflicting [[DespairEventHorizon Absolute Despair]] on their enemies. [[spoiler: Subverted in that the Anti-Spiral has stated that they never wanted to do drive them to despair, only doing so because it's teh easiest way to prevent the Spiral Nemesis.]]



* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:His NonstandardCharacterDesign gives him this vibe, rather than seeming human in his own right, he ends up looking like something from the game Videogame/EarthBound, not as frightening as Giygas, but the way the Anti-Spiral looks makes it seem as if he's "Out of Sync" with reality, which, in a manner of speaking, he is. There is special emphasis on the "Humanoid" part as he is a member of the same type of race as humans]].

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* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:His NonstandardCharacterDesign gives him this vibe, rather than seeming human in his own right, he ends up looking like something from the game Videogame/EarthBound, not as frightening as Giygas, but the way the Anti-Spiral looks makes it seem as if he's "Out of Sync" with reality, which, in a manner of speaking, he is. There is special emphasis on the "Humanoid" part as he is a member of the same type of race as humans]].]].



* KamehameHadoken: [[spoiler:Uses a Big Bang this way...[[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer No, you did not misread that.]] ]]

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* KamehameHadoken: [[spoiler:Uses a Big Bang this way... [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer No, you did not misread that.]] ]]]]]]



* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: Perhaps even Perfectly Advanced Alien. Ironically, [[spoiler:Anti-Spirals have evolved so far, they stopped out of fear it would unravel creation itself. For extra irony, they aren't even really aliens being a Spiral Race.]]

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* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: Perhaps even Perfectly Advanced Alien. Ironically, [[spoiler:Anti-Spirals have evolved so far, they stopped out of fear it would unravel creation itself. For extra irony, they aren't even really aliens being a Spiral Race.]]
28th Feb '17 8:28:42 PM Knightofbalance
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* AliensAreBastards: To borderline monstrous extremes. And the worst part is [[spoiler: he's convinced [[KnightTemplar he's the good guy]] even after crossing the MoralEventHorizon over and over and over again]].

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* AliensAreBastards: To borderline monstrous extremes. And the worst part is [[spoiler: he's convinced [[KnightTemplar he's the good guy]] even after crossing the MoralEventHorizon over and over and over again]]. However, this trope is actually played with considering The Anti Spiral itself [[spoiler: is a Spiral Race meaning that in a way, he's also ''[[HumansAreBastards human]]''.]]



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: "We have no need to understand. We only need to know."
* EvilFeelsGood: Despite claiming he/they have no emotions, they seem to enjoy inflicting [[DespairEventHorizon Absolute Despair]] on their enemies.

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: "We have no need to understand. We only need to know."
" [[spoiler: Rather suspect considering the Anti-Spiral itself is a Spiral Race, meaning it shares too much in common with the heroes to truly be unable to understand them.]]
* EvilFeelsGood: Despite claiming he/they have no emotions, they seem to enjoy inflicting [[DespairEventHorizon Absolute Despair]] on their enemies. [[spoiler: Subverted in that the Anti-Spiral has stated that they never wanted to do drive them to despair, only doing so because it's teh easiest way to prevent the Spiral Nemesis.]]



* FantasticRacism: [[spoiler:[[WellIntentionedExtremist Well Intentioned Extremism]] not withstanding, he absolutely deplores and hates other spiral races, considering them reckless fools who need to be restrained. See AbsoluteXenophobe.]]

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* FantasticRacism: [[spoiler:[[WellIntentionedExtremist Well Intentioned Extremism]] not withstanding, he absolutely deplores and hates other spiral races, considering them reckless fools who need to be restrained. See AbsoluteXenophobe. However, he does seem to have relented in this in his final moments, having asked Simon to protect the universe.]]



* HopeCrusher: His main method of eliminating spiral energy (which is derived from hope and courage) by destroying their opponents HopeSpot before snatching victory in the cruelest and unfair way possible to destroy their will to fight.

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* HopeCrusher: His main method of eliminating spiral energy (which is derived from hope and courage) by destroying their opponents HopeSpot before snatching victory in the cruelest and unfair way possible to destroy their will to fight.[[spoiler: He does this because he knows that despair is the only way to truly stamp out Spiral Power and thus the Spiral Nemesis.]]



* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:His NonstandardCharacterDesign gives him this vibe, rather than seeming human in his own right, he ends up looking like something from the game Videogame/EarthBound, not as frightening as Giygas, but the way the Anti-Spiral looks makes it seem as if he's "Out of Sync" with reality, which, in a manner of speaking, he is]].

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* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:His NonstandardCharacterDesign gives him this vibe, rather than seeming human in his own right, he ends up looking like something from the game Videogame/EarthBound, not as frightening as Giygas, but the way the Anti-Spiral looks makes it seem as if he's "Out of Sync" with reality, which, in a manner of speaking, he is]].is. There is special emphasis on the "Humanoid" part as he is a member of the same type of race as humans]].



* KamehameHadoken: [[spoiler:Uses a Big Bang this way.]]

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* KamehameHadoken: [[spoiler:Uses a Big Bang this way.way...[[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer No, you did not misread that.]] ]]



* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: Perhaps even Perfectly Advanced Alien. Ironically, [[spoiler:Anti-Spirals have evolved so far, they stopped out of fear it would unravel creation itself.]]

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* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: Perhaps even Perfectly Advanced Alien. Ironically, [[spoiler:Anti-Spirals have evolved so far, they stopped out of fear it would unravel creation itself. For extra irony, they aren't even really aliens being a Spiral Race.]]
23rd Feb '17 5:50:20 PM Omnicron13
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* AbusiveParent: Just from his treatment of Nia and implications that he let all of his other daughters die on a whim. Outright confirmed in the anime when a whole graveyard of similar capsules is found by Team Gurren. [[spoiler:If not for the presence of the Anti-Spiral, his trying to kill Nia could be considered a MoralEventHorizon.]]

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* AbusiveParent: Just from his treatment of Nia and implications that he let all of his other daughters die on a whim. Outright confirmed in the anime when a whole graveyard of similar capsules is found by Team Gurren. [[spoiler:If not for the presence of the Anti-Spiral, his trying to kill Nia could be considered a MoralEventHorizon.MoralEventHorizon if he hadn't crossed that already with all the other children he's had killed.]]



* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Tried to overthrow the Anti-Spirals pre-series but was vanquished.]]

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* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Tried to overthrow the Anti-Spirals pre-series but was vanquished.vanquished and became an oppressor of mankind like the Anti-Spirals he fought against.]]
15th Feb '17 6:11:54 PM JRads47
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* DarthVaderClone: [[spoiler:They were once heroic knights fighting for justice, but were driven by the BigBad to make a FaceHeelTurn and become [[AntiVillain Anti-Villains]]. Oh, and they both make a HeroicSacrifice to save TheHero from the BigBad]]. To drive the point home, Lazengann is covered in black armor, just like Vader.

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* DarthVaderClone: [[spoiler:They were once heroic knights fighting for justice, but were driven by the BigBad to make a FaceHeelTurn and become [[AntiVillain Anti-Villains]]. Oh, and they both make a HeroicSacrifice to save TheHero from the BigBad]]. To drive the point home, Lazengann is covered in black armor, just like Vader.Vader, and he's the ArchnemeisDad to Nia.
* DidntSeeThatComing: He's ''very'' surprised that Simon has a Core Drill [[spoiler:which he uses to kill him]].



* StrongFleshWeakSteel: During his fight Simon, [[spoiler:he ends up breaking Gurren and turns Lagann into a broken mess. He's ultimately killed when Simon impales him with his Core Drill.]]



%%* DimensionLord

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%%* DimensionLord* DimensionLord: He resides in his own universe.



* FatalFlaw: [[spoiler:Pride. He is so confident that he toys with enemies instead of crushing them with his full godlike power, which proves to be his downfall.]]

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* FatalFlaw: [[spoiler:Pride.[[spoiler:{{Pride}}. He is so confident that he toys with enemies instead of crushing them with his full godlike power, which proves to be his downfall.]]
16th Jan '17 9:28:12 PM 43110
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* DeityOfHumanOrigin: Sort of. [[spoiler:An EldritchAbomination created by someone, instead of more traditional cosmic god.]]

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* DeityOfHumanOrigin: Sort of. [[spoiler:An EldritchAbomination [[spoiler:A HumanoidAbomination created by someone, instead of more traditional cosmic god.]]



* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler:His NonstandardCharacterDesign gives him this vibe, rather than seeming human in his own right, he ends up looking like something from the game Videogame/EarthBound, not as frightening as Giygas, but the way the Anti-Spiral looks makes it seem as if he's "Out of Sync" with reality, which, in a manner of speaking, he is]].



* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:Justified, as he's the avatar of a humanoid HiveMind. See EldritchAbomination above.]]

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* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:Justified, [[spoiler:His NonstandardCharacterDesign gives him this vibe, rather than seeming human in his own right, he ends up looking like something from the game Videogame/EarthBound, not as frightening as Giygas, but the way the Anti-Spiral looks makes it seem as if he's the avatar "Out of Sync" with reality, which, in a humanoid HiveMind. See EldritchAbomination above.]]manner of speaking, he is]].



* NonstandardCharacterDesign: He is drawn as a vaguely-human black silhouette, with very simple white eyes and mouth. This helps illustrate his [[EldritchAbomination alien nature]].

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* NonstandardCharacterDesign: He is drawn as a vaguely-human black silhouette, with very simple white eyes and mouth. This helps illustrate his [[EldritchAbomination alien nature]].nature.



* UnmovingPlaid: Adding to his EldritchAbomination feel.

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* UnmovingPlaid: Adding to his EldritchAbomination inhuman feel.
25th Dec '16 5:23:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Anyone who could [[spoiler:kill Kamina]] has got to be one.



* {{Badass}}: He goes against Simon's mecha with his bare fists, and starts ''winning''. [[IncendiaryExponent While his hair was on fire.]]



* {{Badass}}: Undoubtedly so. He created an alternative universe just to seal away his race's abominable power, makes a complete mockery of the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann by beating the shit out of it using an infinitely small amount of his full power and throws a Big Bang like it's nothing.
17th Dec '16 8:59:38 AM Darthrai
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* SpiritualAntithesis: To [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]]. Both {{Tragic Villain}}s are older males who serve as the ArchnemesisDad to one of the series' protagonists, engineered the life of a blue-haired MysteriousWaif,[[note]]the same character as the child in Lordgenome's case,[[/note]] have [[DarthVaderClone loose similarities to Darth Vader]] of ''Franchise/StarWars'', [[spoiler:and secretly have WellIntentionedExtremist motives]]. However, while Gendo was more of TheChessmaster and never engaged in direct combat, Lordgenome puts up a spectacular fight once Simon reaches his stronghold. Both characters also reflect the protagonists of their respective series, reinforcing their opposite nature: Gendo, while masculine, isn't notably manly [[spoiler:because he's essentially what his cowardly son Shinji would be if he grew up]], while Lordgenome is one of the manliest characters in the show [[spoiler:and was a lot like adult Simon in his youth]]. Furthermore, in the end, [[spoiler:Lordgenome pulls a HeroicSacrifice, while Gendo continues trying to go through with his plan only for Rei to betray him]].

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* SpiritualAntithesis: To [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]]. Both {{Tragic Villain}}s are older males who serve as the ArchnemesisDad to one of the series' protagonists, engineered the life of a blue-haired MysteriousWaif,[[note]]the same character as the child in Lordgenome's case,[[/note]] have [[DarthVaderClone loose similarities to Darth Vader]] of ''Franchise/StarWars'', [[spoiler:and secretly have WellIntentionedExtremist motives]]. However, while Gendo was more of TheChessmaster and never engaged in direct combat, Lordgenome puts up a spectacular fight once Simon reaches his stronghold. Both characters also reflect the protagonists of their respective series, reinforcing their opposite nature: Gendo, while masculine, masculine with an air of coolness, isn't notably manly [[spoiler:because he's essentially what his cowardly son Shinji would be if he grew up]], while Lordgenome is one of the manliest characters in the show [[spoiler:and was a lot like adult Simon in his youth]]. Furthermore, in the end, [[spoiler:Lordgenome pulls a HeroicSacrifice, while Gendo continues trying to go through with his plan only for Rei to betray him]].
17th Dec '16 8:56:13 AM Darthrai
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* SpiritualAntithesis: To [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]]. Both {{Tragic Villain}}s are older males who serve as the ArchnemesisDad to one of the series' protagonists, engineered the life of a blue-haired MysteriousWaif,[[note]]the same character as the child in Lordgenome's case,[[/note]], have [[DarthVaderClone loose similarities to Darth Vader]] of ''Franchise/StarWars'', [[spoiler:and secretly have WellIntentionedExtremist motives]]. However, while Gendo was more of TheChessmaster and never engaged in direct combat, Lordgenome puts up a spectacular fight once Simon reaches his stronghold. Both characters also reflect the protagonists of their respective series, reinforcing their opposite nature: Gendo, while masculine, isn't notably manly [[spoiler:because he's essentially what his cowardly son Shinji would be if he grew up]], while Lordgenome is one of the manliest characters in the show [[spoiler:and was a lot like adult Simon in his youth]]. Furthermore, in the end, [[spoiler:Lordgenome pulls a HeroicSacrifice, while Gendo continues trying to go through with his plan only for Rei to betray him]].

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* SpiritualAntithesis: To [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]]. Both {{Tragic Villain}}s are older males who serve as the ArchnemesisDad to one of the series' protagonists, engineered the life of a blue-haired MysteriousWaif,[[note]]the same character as the child in Lordgenome's case,[[/note]], case,[[/note]] have [[DarthVaderClone loose similarities to Darth Vader]] of ''Franchise/StarWars'', [[spoiler:and secretly have WellIntentionedExtremist motives]]. However, while Gendo was more of TheChessmaster and never engaged in direct combat, Lordgenome puts up a spectacular fight once Simon reaches his stronghold. Both characters also reflect the protagonists of their respective series, reinforcing their opposite nature: Gendo, while masculine, isn't notably manly [[spoiler:because he's essentially what his cowardly son Shinji would be if he grew up]], while Lordgenome is one of the manliest characters in the show [[spoiler:and was a lot like adult Simon in his youth]]. Furthermore, in the end, [[spoiler:Lordgenome pulls a HeroicSacrifice, while Gendo continues trying to go through with his plan only for Rei to betray him]].
17th Dec '16 8:55:36 AM Darthrai
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* SpiritualAntithesis: To [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]]. Both {{Tragic Villain}}s are older males who serve as the ArchnemesisDad to one of the series' protagonists, engineered the life of a blue-haired MysteriousWaif,[[note]]the same character as the child in Lordgenome's case,[[/note]], have [[DarthVaderClone loose similarities to Darth Vader]] of ''Franchise/StarWars'', [[spoiler:and secretly have WellIntentionedExtremist motives]]. However, while Gendo was more of TheChessmaster and rarely engaged in direct combat, Lordgenome puts up a spectacular fight once Simon reaches his stronghold. Furthermore, in the end, [[spoiler:Lordgenome pulls a HeroicSacrifice, while Gendo continues trying to go through with his plan only for Rei to betray him]].

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* SpiritualAntithesis: To [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]]. Both {{Tragic Villain}}s are older males who serve as the ArchnemesisDad to one of the series' protagonists, engineered the life of a blue-haired MysteriousWaif,[[note]]the same character as the child in Lordgenome's case,[[/note]], have [[DarthVaderClone loose similarities to Darth Vader]] of ''Franchise/StarWars'', [[spoiler:and secretly have WellIntentionedExtremist motives]]. However, while Gendo was more of TheChessmaster and rarely never engaged in direct combat, Lordgenome puts up a spectacular fight once Simon reaches his stronghold.stronghold. Both characters also reflect the protagonists of their respective series, reinforcing their opposite nature: Gendo, while masculine, isn't notably manly [[spoiler:because he's essentially what his cowardly son Shinji would be if he grew up]], while Lordgenome is one of the manliest characters in the show [[spoiler:and was a lot like adult Simon in his youth]]. Furthermore, in the end, [[spoiler:Lordgenome pulls a HeroicSacrifice, while Gendo continues trying to go through with his plan only for Rei to betray him]].
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