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27th Jan '16 1:10:58 AM frogpatrol
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->''"I'll tell you two things: First, any human on the surface will be completely annihilated by our Human Eradication Army. Second, that is my dinner − give it back!"''
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->''"I'll tell you two things: First, any human on the surface will be completely annihilated by our Human Eradication Army. Second, that is my dinner give it back!"''
26th Jan '16 10:15:02 PM frogpatrol
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->''"I'll tell you two things: First, any human on the surface will be completely annihilated by our Human Eradication Army. Second, that is my dinner - give it back!"''
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->''"I'll tell you two things: First, any human on the surface will be completely annihilated by our Human Eradication Army. Second, that is my dinner - give it back!"''
21st Jan '16 7:22:24 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* BadassBaritone
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* BadassCape
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** BadassCape: during the assault on the Anti-Spiral she wears a cape, much like Simon does and like Kamina used to. [[MsFanservice Interestingly]], her cape is made in such a way as to showcase both [[SexyBacklessOutfit her back]] and her nice, ahem, posterior. ** BadassNormal: While she has access to Spiral Energy like all humans, it's nothing compared to the likes of Simon or Kittan, but with her trusty BFG she remains a formidable presence in Team Dai-Gurren from the very beginning, and is the only character in the series to have destroyed Gunmen without one of her own. ** BadassTeacher: In fact so badass she saves one of her students from two ganmen using only a hoverbike and her sniper rifle, while giving them one hell of a scorning. [[spoiler:In the DistantFinale, it's revealed she went back to the island to work as a teacher.]] ** EmpoweredBadassNormal: She pilots Dayakaiser late in the series. ** HeartbrokenBadass: First Kamina dies, then [[spoiler:Kittan]] dies. [[spoiler:The ending of the show implies that she became so scared of romance as a result, she stayed single for the rest of her days.]] ** RetiredBadass: Post-Time Skip, before the Anti-Spirals' attack. [[spoiler:She becomes one again in the DistantFinale.]]
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** * BadassCape: during the assault on the Anti-Spiral she wears a cape, much like Simon does and like Kamina used to. [[MsFanservice Interestingly]], her cape is made in such a way as to showcase both [[SexyBacklessOutfit her back]] and her nice, ahem, posterior. ** * BadassNormal: While she has access to Spiral Energy like all humans, it's nothing compared to the likes of Simon or Kittan, but with her trusty BFG she remains a formidable presence in Team Dai-Gurren from the very beginning, and is the only character in the series to have destroyed Gunmen without one of her own. ** * BadassTeacher: In fact so badass she saves one of her students from two ganmen using only a hoverbike and her sniper rifle, while giving them one hell of a scorning. [[spoiler:In the DistantFinale, it's revealed she went back to the island to work as a teacher.]] ** EmpoweredBadassNormal: She pilots Dayakaiser late in the series. ** HeartbrokenBadass: First Kamina dies, then [[spoiler:Kittan]] dies. [[spoiler:The ending of the show implies that she became so scared of romance as a result, she stayed single for the rest of her days.]] ** RetiredBadass: Post-Time Skip, before the Anti-Spirals' attack. [[spoiler:She becomes one again in the DistantFinale.]]

** BadassCape: during the assault on the Anti-Spiral she wears a cape, much like Simon does and like Kamina used to. [[MsFanservice Interestingly]], her cape is made in such a way as to showcase both [[SexyBacklessOutfit her back]] and her nice, ahem, posterior. ** BadassNormal: While she has access to Spiral Energy like all humans, it's nothing compared to the likes of Simon or Kittan, but with her trusty BFG she remains a formidable presence in Team Dai-Gurren from the very beginning, and is the only character in the series to have destroyed Gunmen without one of her own. ** BadassTeacher: In fact so badass she saves one of her students from two ganmen using only a hoverbike and her sniper rifle, while giving them one hell of a scorning. [[spoiler:In the DistantFinale, it's revealed she went back to the island to work as a teacher.]] ** EmpoweredBadassNormal: She pilots Dayakaiser late in the series. ** HeartbrokenBadass: First Kamina dies, then [[spoiler:Kittan]] dies. [[spoiler:The ending of the show implies that she became so scared of romance as a result, she stayed single for the rest of her days.]] ** RetiredBadass: Post-Time Skip, before the Anti-Spirals' attack. [[spoiler:She becomes one again in the DistantFinale.* {{BFG}}: [[spoiler:''Sniper'' {{BFG}}'''s'''.]]

** BadassCape: during * BiggerIsBetter: [[spoiler:Using the assault on the Anti-Spiral she wears ''Milky Way galaxy'' as a cape, much like Simon does and like Kamina used to. [[MsFanservice Interestingly]], her cape unit to measure its dimensions is made in such a way as comparable to showcase both [[SexyBacklessOutfit her back]] and her nice, ahem, posterior. ** BadassNormal: While she has access to Spiral Energy like all humans, it's nothing compared to the likes of Simon or Kittan, but with her trusty BFG she remains a formidable presence in Team Dai-Gurren from the very beginning, and is the only character in the series to have destroyed Gunmen without one of her own. ** BadassTeacher: In fact so badass she saves one of her students from two ganmen using only a hoverbike and her sniper rifle, while giving them one hell ''meters'' to measure the dimensions of a scorning. [[spoiler:In ''car''. Not a record-holder ''in'' the DistantFinale, it's revealed she went back to the island to work as a teacher.]] ** EmpoweredBadassNormal: She pilots Dayakaiser late in the series. ** HeartbrokenBadass: First Kamina dies, then [[spoiler:Kittan]] dies. [[spoiler:The ending of the show implies that she became so scared of romance as a result, she stayed single for the rest of her days.]] ** RetiredBadass: Post-Time Skip, before the Anti-Spirals' attack. [[spoiler:She becomes one again in the DistantFinale.show, but ''still'' absurdly huge by "traditional" HumongousMecha standards.]]

* CartwrightCurse: The two guys she kisses kick the bucket soon after. Though to be fair, [[spoiler:Kittan]] kissed her ''knowing'' beforehand that he would die, and even apologizes for that. ** [[spoiler: Although Kamina lives in the HighSchoolAU even after they've kissed.]]
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* CartwrightCurse: The CartwrightCurse: **The two guys she kisses kick the bucket soon after. Though to be fair, [[spoiler:Kittan]] kissed her ''knowing'' beforehand that he would die, and even apologizes for that. ** * [[spoiler: Although Kamina lives in the HighSchoolAU even after they've kissed.]] * ChestBlaster: [[spoiler:The missiles come complete with ''movable jaws'', to boot.]]

** LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: She and Kamina apparently treat Simon like a child with different ideas on how he should turn out, much to Simon's displeasure.

** LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: * EmpoweredBadassNormal: She and Kamina apparently treat Simon like a child with different ideas on how he should turn out, much to Simon's displeasure. pilots Dayakaiser late in the series.

** LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: She and Kamina apparently treat Simon like a child with different ideas on how he should turn out, much to Simon's displeasure. * GunsAkimbo [[spoiler:and FiringOneHanded]]: With [[spoiler:''{{BFG}}s'']], no less.

* HotLibrarian: As Miss Yomako. * HotTeacher: Ditto.
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* HotLibrarian: As Miss Yomako. HeartbrokenBadass: First Kamina dies, then [[spoiler:Kittan]] dies. [[spoiler:The ending of the show implies that she became so scared of romance as a result, she stayed single for the rest of her days.]] * HotLibrarian: . %%* HotTeacher: Ditto.As Miss Yomako

** {{BFG}}: [[spoiler:''Sniper'' {{BFG}}'''s'''.]] ** BiggerIsBetter: [[spoiler:Using the ''Milky Way galaxy'' as a unit to measure its dimensions is comparable to using ''meters'' to measure the dimensions of a ''car''. Not a record-holder ''in'' the show, but ''still'' absurdly huge by "traditional" HumongousMecha standards.]] ** ChestBlaster: [[spoiler:The missiles come complete with ''movable jaws'', to boot.]] ** GunsAkimbo [[spoiler:and FiringOneHanded]]: With [[spoiler:''{{BFG}}s'']], no less. ** MoreDakka: [[spoiler:No less than a '''pair''' of proportionally-sized [[SniperRifle sniper "rifles"]] ("cannons" would be more appropiate) on ''each'' [[ShoulderCannon shoulder]], complementing the '''even bigger''' pair of {{BFG}}s mentioned above.]]

** {{BFG}}: [[spoiler:''Sniper'' {{BFG}}'''s'''.]] ** BiggerIsBetter: [[spoiler:Using the ''Milky Way galaxy'' as * LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: She and Kamina treat Simon like a unit to measure its dimensions is comparable to using ''meters'' to measure the dimensions of a ''car''. Not a record-holder ''in'' the show, but ''still'' absurdly huge by "traditional" HumongousMecha standards.]] ** ChestBlaster: [[spoiler:The missiles come complete child with ''movable jaws'', different ideas on how he should turn out, much to boot.]] ** GunsAkimbo [[spoiler:and FiringOneHanded]]: With [[spoiler:''{{BFG}}s'']], no less. ** MoreDakka: [[spoiler:No less than a '''pair''' of proportionally-sized [[SniperRifle sniper "rifles"]] ("cannons" would be more appropiate) on ''each'' [[ShoulderCannon shoulder]], complementing the '''even bigger''' pair of {{BFG}}s mentioned above.]]Simon's displeasure.

* MaleGaze: Very much so.
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* MaleGaze: Very much so.MoreDakka: [[spoiler:No less than a '''pair''' of proportionally-sized [[SniperRifle sniper "rifles"]] ("cannons" would be more appropiate) on ''each'' [[ShoulderCannon shoulder]], complementing the '''even bigger''' pair of {{BFG}}s mentioned above.]]

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* MaleGaze: Very much so.RetiredBadass: Post-Time Skip, before the Anti-Spirals' attack. [[spoiler:She becomes one again in the DistantFinale.]]
21st Jan '16 7:09:32 PM ChaoticNovelist
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"more significanntly" NATTER!
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: His secret plan to combine Gurren & Lagann worked better than anyone could have expected. His meticulously-detailed plan to steal Dai-Gunzan wound up getting him killed. ** More significantly, this was his one time flying solo, without Simon watching his back. And he pulls a LeeroyJenkins to get to Simon and give him a fist-sized dose of encouragement. Seriously, you couldn't have given the inspirational speech via the radio? Sure, it lacks style points, but it helps keep you alive.
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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: His secret plan to combine Gurren & Lagann worked better than anyone could have expected. His meticulously-detailed plan to steal Dai-Gunzan wound up getting him killed. ** More significantly, this killed. This was his one time flying solo, without Simon watching his back. And he pulls a LeeroyJenkins to get to Simon and give him a fist-sized dose of encouragement. Seriously, you couldn't have given the inspirational speech via the radio? Sure, it lacks style points, but it helps keep you alive.
18th Jan '16 5:33:55 PM creader
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* AThreesomeIsHot: [[http://i7.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/2/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759175.jpg Thinks Simon is having]] one in the HighSchoolAU after storming into his room. He proceeds to congratulate him before running off.
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* AThreesomeIsHot: [[http://i7.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/2/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759175.jpg Thinks Simon is having]] one AmazonChaser: He takes an interest in the HighSchoolAU Yoko after storming into his room. He proceeds to congratulate him before running off.seeing her shooting her high powered rifle at a Gunmen.

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** BadassCape ** BadassNormal: Has no access to the signature Spiral Power of the series. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the fact that Spiral Power runs on being able to believe in one's self which is something Kamina was never able to do, despite his bravado.
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** * BadassCape ** * BadassNormal: Has no access to the signature Spiral Power of the series. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the fact that Spiral Power runs on being able to believe in one's self which is something Kamina was never able to do, despite his bravado.

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** BadassCape ** BadassNormal: Has no access to * AThreesomeIsHot: [[http://i7.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/2/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759175.jpg Thinks Simon is having]] one in the signature Spiral Power of the series. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the fact that Spiral Power runs on being able to believe in one's self which is something Kamina was never able to do, despite HighSchoolAU after storming into his bravado.room. He proceeds to congratulate him before running off.
17th Jan '16 4:31:00 PM MajorXenos
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* TheHero: After [[DecoyProtagonist Kamina]] dies.
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* TheHero: [[spoiler: After [[DecoyProtagonist Kamina]] dies.]]
10th Dec '15 10:24:45 PM DVB
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* TheReliableOne: Calm and level-headed, it was unsurprising he ended up as Simon's right hand man post-timeskip as he's the only one who really knows what he's doing. In addition, he's also the only one to actively help Simon during his DarkestHour and the only one (outside the twins and possibly Leeron) to believe in him during the whole ordeal. See UndyingLoyalty below for more info.
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* TheReliableOne: Calm and level-headed, it was unsurprising he ended up as Simon's right hand man post-timeskip as he's the only one who really knows what he's doing. In addition, he's also the only one to actively help Simon during his DarkestHour and the only one (outside the twins and twins, possibly Leeron) Leeron and of course Nia) to believe keep believing in him during the whole ordeal. See UndyingLoyalty below for more info.

* UndyingLoyalty: When Simon was grieving after [[spoiler: Kamina's death]], Rossiu was the only one openly concerned and the only one who actually attempts to comfort him [[spoiler: when Lagann doesn't let Simon pilot it, resulting in Simon finally voicing his loss of direction and helplessness]], albeit stopped by Yoko and his own doubt of what he can do. His belief in Simon never wavered, even when others including ''Yoko'' stopped believing in Simon. In fact, the main reason [[spoiler: he piloted Gurren (outside of prior experience) was out of concern for Simon's wellbeing, which if Simon's tone is any indication, meant that Simon was surprised that someone still cared for him beyond what he could contribute to the tean. This makes his behavior during the first few episodes after the timeskip even more painful]].
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* UndyingLoyalty: When Simon was grieving [[spoiler:grieving after [[spoiler: Kamina's death]], Rossiu was the only one openly concerned and the only one who actually attempts to comfort him [[spoiler: when Lagann doesn't let Simon pilot it, resulting in Simon finally voicing his loss of direction and helplessness]], albeit stopped by Yoko and his own doubt of what he can do. His belief in Simon never wavered, even when others including ''Yoko'' stopped believing in Simon. In fact, the main reason [[spoiler: he piloted Gurren (outside of prior experience) was out of concern for Simon's wellbeing, which if Simon's tone is any indication, indication when he questioned this, meant that Simon was surprised that someone still cared for him beyond what he could contribute to the tean. team. When Simon had pretty no one else (Nia was still something of a stranger) during this time, Rossiu still remained with him. This makes his behavior during the first few episodes after the timeskip even all the more painful]].heartbreaking]].
2nd Nov '15 2:48:29 PM sorako
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* [[ContrastingSequelMainCharacter Contrasting Arc Main Character]]: Whereas Kamina took to toughening up Simon, who didn't take his words to heart until his death, Nia supported him by calming him down his anger, which led to Simon understanding Kamina. Kamina was reckless, and Nia is a pacifist. Kamina instantly inspired everyone, and everybody loved him, but Nia had to gain everyone's trust before she could become TheHeart. The art style for [[http://i.imgur.com/2QkYa2B.jpg Kamina's eyecatch]] is sharp and gritty, while [[http://i.imgur.com/aA47CI0.jpg Nia's eyecatch]] is soft and bright. Kamina piloted Gurren, while Nia always stayed with Simon in Lagann. [[spoiler:Both also have two of the most [[TearJerker heart-wrenching]] deaths in the series]], but while Simon [[spoiler:took Kamina's death horribly]], he [[spoiler:takes Nia's with great maturity]].

* [[ContrastingSequelMainCharacter Contrasting Arc Main Character]]: Whereas Kamina took to toughening up Simon, FallenPrincess: For a princess who didn't take his words to heart until his death, was thrown away by her own father, Nia supported him by calming him down his anger, which led adapts to Simon understanding Kamina. Kamina was reckless, and Nia is a pacifist. Kamina instantly inspired everyone, and everybody loved him, but Nia had to gain everyone's trust before she could become TheHeart. The art style for [[http://i.imgur.com/2QkYa2B.jpg Kamina's eyecatch]] is sharp and gritty, while [[http://i.imgur.com/aA47CI0.jpg Nia's eyecatch]] is soft and bright. Kamina piloted Gurren, while Nia always stayed with Simon in Lagann. [[spoiler:Both also have two of the most [[TearJerker heart-wrenching]] deaths in the series]], but while Simon [[spoiler:took Kamina's death horribly]], he [[spoiler:takes Nia's with great maturity]]. her situation very well.

* FallenPrincess: For a princess who was thrown away by her own father, Nia adapts to her situation very well. * [[FourthDateMarriage First Date Marriage]]: If it could even be called THAT in the HighSchoolAU. As she believes Simon saving her was a sign of destiny and the two fought off Viral with a Husband-Wife Gattai, [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-002.0/compressed/gurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_2_page_005.jpg she states that she has to start living with Simon, much to his bewilderment]].

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* FallenPrincess: For a princess {{Foil}}: Whereas Kamina took to toughening up Simon, who didn't take his words to heart until his death, Nia supported him by calming him down his anger, which led to Simon understanding Kamina. Kamina was thrown away by her own father, reckless, and Nia adapts is a pacifist. Kamina instantly inspired everyone, and everybody loved him, but Nia had to her situation very well. gain everyone's trust before she could become TheHeart. The art style for [[http://i.imgur.com/2QkYa2B.jpg Kamina's eyecatch]] is sharp and gritty, while [[http://i.imgur.com/aA47CI0.jpg Nia's eyecatch]] is soft and bright. Kamina piloted Gurren, while Nia always stayed with Simon in Lagann. [[spoiler:Both also have two of the most [[TearJerker heart-wrenching]] deaths in the series]], but while Simon [[spoiler:took Kamina's death horribly]], he [[spoiler:takes Nia's with great maturity]]. * [[FourthDateMarriage First Date Marriage]]: FourthDateMarriage: If it could even be called THAT in the HighSchoolAU. As she believes Simon saving her was a sign of destiny and the two fought off Viral with a Husband-Wife Gattai, [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-002.0/compressed/gurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_2_page_005.jpg she states that she has to start living with Simon, much to his bewilderment]].
14th Oct '15 9:47:41 AM Arachnos
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* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od39vrsNKhU "Nikopol"]]
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* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od39vrsNKhU com/watch?v=bfazhyIe6mQ "Nikopol"]]
6th Oct '15 12:57:35 AM V0lk_the_Edge
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Moved Rossiu to main for his role in the second half
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[[/folder]] [[folder:Rossiu]] [[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rossiu_gurrenlagann.jpg]] ->Voiced by: Creator/MitsukiSaiga (JP), Creator/JohnnyYongBosch (EN), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (EN, epilouge) A boy from another underground village, in which the people worship Gunmen as gods. When Gimmy and Darry are chosen the leave the village, Rossiu decides to go with them and they join Team Gurren. Rossiu has a curious and inquisitive nature, often as a result of being sheltered for most of his life by Father Magin in Addai Village, having listened to spiritual preachings that were meant to keep him at ease. His innocence begins to slip away over time, though. As he enters more battles, he gains a greater sense of determination, but Kamina enjoys calling him "Forehead Boy" nonetheless. After some unfortunate event, he is forced to take Kamina's place as pilot of the Gurren. Following the aftermath of the battle and a time skip, Rossiu is now Simon's advisor as he runs the government in Kamina City. However, the arrival of the Anti-Spiral and the panic of the public turn him into a WellIntentionedExtremist willing to sacrifice everything in order to preserve humanity. ----- * BigBadSlippage: Slowly becomes a WellIntentionedExtremist and central antagonist over the course of the second season until the others snap him out of it. * {{Bishonen}}: Post timeskip. * BreakTheHaughty: Seemingly invoked but ultimately subverted. [[spoiler:For several episodes after the timeskip he appears to be the controlling force of the government with Simon is a figurehead, and he criticizes Simon's recklessness while justifying that his extreme and morally-ambiguous actions are necessary, including sentencing Simon to death. However he was ''really'' broken up and unhappy about doing what he was doing and wasn't at all proud of it. He just did a good job of concealing it from others. Thus, Rossiu broke himself, but he wasn't as haughty as it seemed at first.]] * BrokenBird: Learning that his own faith was a sham, perhaps even a prank concocted by someone who was bored, really snapped him to bits. It tore down his faith so badly that he began to lack faith in others, and refused to trust their ability to protect others. So he decided to take matters into his own hands by assuming control of Kamina City's government. Until he realized that he had gone too far. * ButtMonkey: In the first arc. * TheChainsOfCommanding * DidntThinkThisThrough: [[spoiler:His plan to get as many people off the planet with the Arc Gurren failed for two reasons. 1) The Anti-Spirals are ''aliens'', as in from another planet. meaning they are capable of space travel. 2) They don't care about the Earth, only wiping out humanity from the universe.]] * EasilyForgiven: Despite his WellIntentionedExtremist actions, everyone thinks that he did the smart thing and most of them, Simon especially, don't blame him or are mad at him, leaving himself as the one who hated him the most. * EvilChancellor: More of a WellIntentionedExtremist Chancellor. * {{Expy}}: The fact that he looks like [[VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} Fei Fong Wong]] did not go unnoticed. * {{Foil}}: Shares a number of similarities with Simon, which makes them an effective team, but the differences between the two are great enough to create countless problems during the show's second half. * ForeheadOfDoom: Noted by Kamina. Levels out after the time skip. * {{Foreshadowing}}: When he pilots Gurren in the HotSpringsEpisode, foreshadowing [[spoiler:his stint as Gurren's pilot after Kamina's death]]. Not to mention the rather sinister shots predicting his ObstructiveBureaucrat stint. * GeneralFailure: As a peace time administrator, its obvious he is the one running the government. But as soon as the war against the Anti-Spirals starts, his plans began failing against the Anti-Spiral, anticipating the logical movements. * GrumpyBear: Downplayed. Not grumpy per say, but not as hot-blooded as the others. * HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Post timeskip. The realization that his actions to try and save the world, including sentencing Simon to die, triggered one on its own. Then when Simon and company came back and saved the world by acting in a manner he condemned, thereby proving that not only were Rossiu's actions futile but also plain ''wrong'', it just got worse. This lead to him [[DrivenToSuicide trying to commit suicide]], though Simon stopped him.]] * HeIsAllGrownUp: Post timeskip Rossiu is a TallDarkAndHandsome {{Bishonen}} in contrast to the goofy looking "forehead boy" he was before. * IDidWhatIHadToDo: PlayedWith. He initially viewed his actions in the timeskip as such, but the guilt and consequences just ate him up. * InSeriesNickname: "Forehead Boy," Kamina's nickname for him. Stuck to him ever since. * InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler:After his HeroicBSOD, he tries to kill himself, but with Kinon's help, Simon stops him.]] * TheLancer: To Simon. * LikesOlderWomen: It's never really mentioned, but Kinon is at least a few years older than he is. * LocationThemeNaming: Rossiu comes from "ushiro", or "back". He represents the characters who don't believe in blindly charging forwards and [[spoiler:is ultimately shackled by his origins]]. * ManlyTears: After ruling Simon be executed, he crumples into an office chair, sobbing inconsolably. And he doesn't recover anytime soon, only beginning to hate himself even more as he realizes it was a mistake not to trust Simon, for putting Simon through hell by manipulating him and making Kinon strap a bomb to herself as insurance he wouldn't step out of line. [[spoiler: Which pushes him to the level of suicidal thoughts.]] * MissingMom: Father Magin made his mother leave Addai Village so its capacity would stay at 50, allowing them to survive. * MrFanservice: Similar to Simon's case, he gets much hotter and less goofy-looking after the timeskip. * MyGodWhatHaveIDone: See HeroicBSOD. * NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: He was named after the Swiss philosopher Jean-Jacques Roussaeu, who believed it was the duty of rulers to uphold peace and prosperity for all of his or her people. * NonActionGuy: He pilots Gurren Lagann with Simon for awhile, but when we meet him after the timeskip he's become this. * NonchalantDodge: When his composure is level, he can defend himself easily. [[spoiler:He effortlessly dodges Kittan's attacks as he tries to take out his frustration on him. However, it's all an act to hide his suffering. He doesn't even try to dodge an attack when despair takes root. Instead, he looks on in absolute terror at Gurren Lagann as it flies toward him, so stunned he doesn't realize Simon has leapt out of the cockpit until taking a sharp punch to the cheek that he never saw coming.]] * NotSoStoic: He's always calm, cool and collected while in public, but TheChainsOfCommanding tear him apart in private, best evidenced in episode 23 when [[spoiler:he's DrivenToSuicide for his deposing of Simon and willingness to sacrificed most of humanity to preserve the rest]]. * OfficialCouple: With Kinon. * OnlySaneMan: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]. While his approach is merely only poked fun at, but still appreciated pre-timeskip, it gor worse after it as his logical and sensical approach was expected by [[spoiler: the Anti-Spiral]] and thus easily countered. * RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Simon's red - he is more intellectually-driven and professional compared to Simon. * TheReliableOne: Calm and level-headed, it was unsurprising he ended up as Simon's right hand man post-timeskip as he's the only one who really knows what he's doing. In addition, he's also the only one to actively help Simon during his DarkestHour and the only one (outside the twins and possibly Leeron) to believe in him during the whole ordeal. See UndyingLoyalty below for more info. * ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:What he does in the second half in terms of Simon is this in his mind.]] * SlipknotPonytail: [[spoiler: During his attempted suicide, his hair falls around his face when Simon punches him.]] * TheSpock: Insists on emotion and reason as the tools to lead and govern. * TookALevelInBadass: Compare the panicky ButtMonkey from the first half of the series to the unflappable world leader he becomes after the timeskip. He easily dodges a barrage of Kittan's punches, something pre-timeskip Rousseau wouldn't have a chance of doing. * TookALevelInJerkass: Post timeskip. * UndyingLoyalty: When Simon was grieving after [[spoiler: Kamina's death]], Rossiu was the only one openly concerned and the only one who actually attempts to comfort him [[spoiler: when Lagann doesn't let Simon pilot it, resulting in Simon finally voicing his loss of direction and helplessness]], albeit stopped by Yoko and his own doubt of what he can do. His belief in Simon never wavered, even when others including ''Yoko'' stopped believing in Simon. In fact, the main reason [[spoiler: he piloted Gurren (outside of prior experience) was out of concern for Simon's wellbeing, which if Simon's tone is any indication, meant that Simon was surprised that someone still cared for him beyond what he could contribute to the tean. This makes his behavior during the first few episodes after the timeskip even more painful]]. * WellIntentionedExtremist: Becomes one after the time skip. * WrongGenreSavvy: As humanity's primary strategic planner, most of his decisions would be fairly reasonable in the real world. However, he lives is a universe where a sufficient amount of HeroicWillpower is capable of ''breaking the laws of physics''.
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