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28th Jan '18 1:21:49 AM PangaeasMostWanted
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* MeaningfulName: In contrast to the Four Supreme Generals being named after DNA base pairs, he's named after "virus". Like a virus, he cannot grow because he's immortal; he cannot produce (spiral) energy [[spoiler: supposedly]] and cannot reproduce in the sense of traditional procreation because he's a beastman. (Viruses are said to replicate, not reproduce.)
17th Jan '18 11:32:31 AM wootzits
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* RousingSpeech: He's a ''master'' of this trope; [[Pantheon/{{War}} deified for it]]. It's his role in the team. All the heavy lifting is done by Simon.

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* RousingSpeech: He's a ''master'' of this trope; [[Pantheon/{{War}} deified for it]].trope. It's his role in the team. All the heavy lifting is done by Simon.
9th Jan '18 7:05:16 PM jarxon6
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* AGodIAmNot: [[spoiler:When Nia dies, Simon is asked whether the Spiral Energy can re-spawn the dead; as a matter of fact, it may well do so, but the whole purpose of what they did is to move forward and let the new generation take over. Also, if Simon were to dip his fingers in God's domain, he would be starting to take the road where the Anti-Spiral already went; what Simon The Diggeer does and has always done is to clear the path]].
23rd Dec '17 1:23:36 PM creader
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* EvilCounterpart:
** [[spoiler:That man you see on the bridge in the BadFuture opening of the first episode... is an evolved Boota matured into an adult.]]
** He also has one in [[spoiler: Guame, one of the Four Divine Generals]].
23rd Dec '17 1:05:32 PM creader
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* {{Expy}}:
** Of [[{{Anime/Gunbuster}} Noriko Takaya]]. Both start as pilots with great potential, but serious courage and self-confidence issues. And both manage to overcome their fears and limitations in order to become true heroes. They both also have older 'siblings' that they rely upon for confidence, but eventually surpass.
** Prior to his CharacterDevelopment, he had more than a passing resemblance to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]], in that both were {{Cowardly Lion}}s who undergo SanitySlippage and become [[BewareTheNiceOnes really scary]] in [[BreakTheCutie the face of trauma]]. [[{{Main/Reconstruction}} There are even some accounts stating that Simon mainly exists to showcase how Shinji would've turned out if he'd been brought up under better circumstances.]]
** He also borrows several traits from [[Anime/{{FLCL}} Naota Nandaba]]. Both start off emotionally insecure and get better when a ManicPixieDreamGirl and MiniMecha enter their lives. Both also [[spoiler:DidNotGetTheGirl for various reasons]].
** The grown-up Simon at the introduction to the series, with his "don't give a damn if the universe is our enemy," is similar to Ryouma "Batshit" Nagare from the ''Manga/GetterRobo'' manga, from which this series borrows heavily from.



--> '''Simon''': My bro is dead. He's gone. But he's right there on my back, and here in my heart. He lives on ''as a part of me''. If you're gonna dig, dig to the heavens. No matter what's in my way, I won't stop. Once I've dug through, it means that I've won! Just who the hell do you think I am? I'm Simon. I'm not my bro. I'M ''ME!'' ''SIMON THE DIGGER!''

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--> '''Simon''': -->'''Simon''': My bro is dead. He's gone. But he's right there on my back, and here in my heart. He lives on ''as a part of me''. If you're gonna dig, dig to the heavens. No matter what's in my way, I won't stop. Once I've dug through, it means that I've won! Just who the hell do you think I am? I'm Simon. I'm not my bro. I'M ''ME!'' ''SIMON THE DIGGER!''



---> "I'm going to tell you something important now, so you better dig the wax out of those huge ears of yours, and listen close! The reputation of Team Gurren echoes far and wide... When they talk about its bad ass leader. The man of indomitable spirit and masculinity... They're talking about '''me!''' ''The Mighty Kamina!''"

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---> "I'm -->"I'm going to tell you something important now, so you better dig the wax out of those huge ears of yours, and listen close! The reputation of Team Gurren echoes far and wide... When they talk about its bad ass leader. The man of indomitable spirit and masculinity... They're talking about '''me!''' ''The Mighty Kamina!''"



--> "Simon, is this the humongous face you were talking about?"

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--> "Simon, -->"Simon, is this the humongous face you were talking about?"



* {{Expy}}:
** Basically, a goofier and less AloofBigBrother version of [[Anime/GreatMazinger Tetsuya Tsurugi]]. Both are Red Oni to their younger partner, [[HeroesPreferSwords uses katana/sword]], and in the outside, while they shows some superiority aura on the outside, they have a massive inferiority complex on the inside to their younger partner.
** In a way, he's a CompositeCharacter of both Noriko and Kazumi from ''Anime/GunBuster'', having Kazumi's role of being a [[BigBrotherMentor a non-relative sibling whom they look out for]] [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre who they know is better than them.]] He also has Noriko's attitude of fearlessness in teh face of danger so that they can assist others.



---> "Listen Simon, never forget. Just believe in yourself. Not in the Simon that I believe in... Not in the Kamina that you believe in... Have faith in the Simon, who believes in you..."

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---> "Listen -->"Listen Simon, never forget. Just believe in yourself. Not in the Simon that I believe in... Not in the Kamina that you believe in... Have faith in the Simon, who believes in you..."



--->'''Viral:''' "What the? How did he get so good so fast?"

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--->'''Viral:''' -->'''Viral:''' "What the? How did he get so good so fast?"



* {{Expy}}: To a certain extent, of [[Anime/OutlawStar Melfina]]. She's the protagonist's LoveInterest, and that he finds her sleeping in a fetal position in a box.
23rd Dec '17 1:03:09 PM creader
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* CartwrightCurse: [[spoiler: Nia fades away the second she and Simon get married and kiss. Although like the example between Yoko and Kittan, Nia and Simon knew this would happen before their wedding.]]
26th Nov '17 8:07:51 PM nombretomado
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* InsistentTerminology: Insists that members of Team Gurren (especially Simon) call him [[JapaneseSiblingTerminology "Aniki"]], or "Bro" in the dub.

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* InsistentTerminology: Insists that members of Team Gurren (especially Simon) call him [[JapaneseSiblingTerminology [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseSiblingTerminology "Aniki"]], or "Bro" in the dub.
21st Nov '17 3:53:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: He's still an IdiotHero, but he definitely knows how the world he lives in works.
13th Nov '17 10:12:36 AM sorako
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* BedmateReveal: Is revealed to have slept next to Simon in the beggining of the second chapter of the HighSchoolAU, much to Simon's shock.

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* BedmateReveal: Is revealed to have slept next to Simon in the beggining beginning of the second chapter of the HighSchoolAU, much to Simon's shock.



* GirlInABox: Simon finds her in a sealed box (i.e. a coffin) in an empty canyon. [[spoiler: Her father dropped her there because she began questioning her origins.--

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* GirlInABox: Simon finds her in a sealed box (i.e. a coffin) in an empty canyon. [[spoiler: Her father dropped her there because she began questioning her origins.--



%%* GodivaHair: In the second movie.

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%%* * GodivaHair: In the second movie.movie, during her torture by the hands of the Anti-Spirals, she's stark naked with only her hair covering her naughty bits.



* MarkedChange: When [[spoiler:her hidden identity as the Anti-Spiral's messenger awakens]].

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* MarkedChange: When [[spoiler:her hidden identity as the Anti-Spiral's messenger awakens]].awakens]], red markings appear all over her body.



%%* MysticalWaif:

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%%* * MysticalWaif: A mysterious girl found abandoned in a box and soon becomes the main character's love interest. She then is revealed to be related to the BigBad and hidden origins that become plot-relevant later on.



* PluckyGirl: She may not be able to fight, but in terms of sheer [[{{HotBlooded}} hot-blooded determination]], she can hold her own against any of the men. Are you either pointing a gun at her, have her in your mecha's claws, or are about to dematerialize her? That's not gonna break her down.

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* PluckyGirl: She may not be able to fight, but in terms of sheer [[{{HotBlooded}} [[HotBlooded hot-blooded determination]], she can hold her own against any of the men. Are you either pointing a gun at her, have her in your mecha's claws, or are about to dematerialize her? That's not gonna break her down.



%%* RedEyesTakeWarning: During the transmission.

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%%* * RedEyesTakeWarning: During When [[spoiler:she becomes the transmission.Anti-Spiral's messenger]], her eyes glow red while she [[spoiler:announces the extermination of the human race]].



%%* TragicHero
7th Oct '17 2:21:13 PM Termin8r
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* BigBrotherWorship: Very much so towards Kamina.

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* BigBrotherWorship: Very much so towards Kamina. So much so, that most of his insecurities stem from the belief that he can't measure up to him.



* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: With Nia. After [[spoiler:Kamina's death]], Simon goes into a ''deep'' depression. Not speaking or cooperating with anyone and pushing himself too much. When Nia joined, she helped calm his anger which helped to further his emotional growth.

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* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: With Nia. After [[spoiler:Kamina's death]], Simon goes into a ''deep'' depression. Not speaking or cooperating with anyone and pushing himself too much. When Nia joined, she helped calm his anger which helped to further his emotional growth.
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