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12th Feb '17 6:14:18 PM JRads47
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* BrokenPedestal: Subverted. Even though Simon realizes that he doesn't need to emulate Kamina to become a badass, he still misses his bro [[spoiler:(as shown in the LotusEaterMachine)]], and he and the rest of the crew continue to cite him as a source of inspiration.



* RebuiltPedestal: Kamina acted as a LivingEmotionalCrutch of sorts towards Simon, but after he dies Simon realizes the meaning of his words and truly takes them to heart.



* SpiritualAntithesis: To [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami]]. Both are blue-haired {{Mysterious Waif}}s who become one of the protagonist's {{Love Interest}}s, while also being seen as a rival by the redhead. They also have some sort of familial relationship with a major antagonist, [[spoiler:and [[ArtificialHuman are not actual humans]]]]. As a result, Nia seems like a stereotypical ReiAyanamiExpy, except that she is [[PluckyGirl extremely outgoing]] and [[LivingEmotionalCrutch helps Simon come out of his shell]], as opposed to Rei, who [[DefrostingIceQueen starts off emotionless but grows attached to Shinji]]. Additionally, [[spoiler:Nia is left helpless at the hands of her creator in the second half, while Rei learns to oppose hers in the end, and while]].

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* SpiritualAntithesis: To [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami]]. Both are blue-haired {{Mysterious Waif}}s who become one of the protagonist's {{Love Interest}}s, while also being seen as a rival by the redhead. They also have some sort of familial relationship with a major antagonist, [[spoiler:and [[ArtificialHuman are not actual humans]]]]. As a result, Nia seems like a stereotypical ReiAyanamiExpy, except that she is [[PluckyGirl extremely outgoing]] and [[LivingEmotionalCrutch helps Simon come out of his shell]], as opposed to Rei, who [[DefrostingIceQueen starts off emotionless but grows attached to Shinji]]. Additionally, [[spoiler:Nia is left helpless at the hands of her creator in the second half, while Rei learns to oppose hers in the end, and while]].while Rei causes [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the th]][[AssimilationPlot ird Impact]] because Shinji wanted her to, Nia lets herself die because she wants Simon to save everyone else.]].
8th Feb '17 10:43:33 PM JRads47
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* PowerOfTrust: Her great amount of faith in people is what allows the team to win some of the biggest clinchers in the series. She helps Simon out of his HeroicBSOD, allows Yoko to get a free shot on Adiane, and even when [[spoiler:she's in another dimension]], she ''knows'' that Simon would [[spoiler:find her]]. She's even fine with [[spoiler:dying]] if it means that he'll save the world.

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* PowerOfTrust: Her great amount of faith in people is what allows the team to win some of the biggest clinchers in the series. She helps Simon out of his HeroicBSOD, allows Yoko to get a free shot on Adiane, and even when [[spoiler:she's in another dimension]], she ''knows'' that Simon would [[spoiler:find her]]. She's even fine with [[spoiler:dying]] if it means that he'll [[spoiler:dying]], because she knows Simon will save the world.universe.


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* SpiritualAntithesis: To [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami]]. Both are blue-haired {{Mysterious Waif}}s who become one of the protagonist's {{Love Interest}}s, while also being seen as a rival by the redhead. They also have some sort of familial relationship with a major antagonist, [[spoiler:and [[ArtificialHuman are not actual humans]]]]. As a result, Nia seems like a stereotypical ReiAyanamiExpy, except that she is [[PluckyGirl extremely outgoing]] and [[LivingEmotionalCrutch helps Simon come out of his shell]], as opposed to Rei, who [[DefrostingIceQueen starts off emotionless but grows attached to Shinji]]. Additionally, [[spoiler:Nia is left helpless at the hands of her creator in the second half, while Rei learns to oppose hers in the end, and while]].
22nd Jan '17 5:08:40 PM Quanyails
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* {{Immortality}}: Granted to him by Lordgenome near the end of the first half when he grows curious about the true nature of the Spiral. Lordgenome decides to make him his messenger through all time to denounce hope, but instead, Lordgenome is defeated and Viral is left living forever without a purpose- until he joins Team Dai-Gurren.

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* {{Immortality}}: Granted to him by Lordgenome near the end of the first half when he grows curious about the true nature of the Spiral. Lordgenome decides to make him his messenger through all time to denounce hope, but instead, Lordgenome is defeated and Viral is left living forever without a purpose- until purpose--until he joins Team Dai-Gurren.
18th Jan '17 3:30:14 PM creader
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* CartwrightCurse: The two guys she kisses kick the bucket soon after. [[JustifiedTrope Though to be fair]], Kamina more than once said "[[HarsherInHindsight if it weren't for Simon, id be long dead by now]]", while[[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.]]So the two guys really only had themselves to blame, not destiny.

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* CartwrightCurse: The two guys she kisses kick the bucket soon after. [[JustifiedTrope Though to be fair]], Kamina more than once said "[[HarsherInHindsight if it weren't for Simon, id I'd be long dead by now]]", while[[spoiler:Kittan]] while [[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.]]So ]] So the two guys really only had themselves to blame, not destiny.
3rd Jan '17 4:57:46 AM RedRoverRedRover
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* CartwrightCurse: The two guys she kisses kick the bucket soon after. [[JustifiedTrope Though to be fair]], Kamina more than once said "[[{Foreshadowing}if it weren't for Simon, id be long dead by now]]", while[[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.]]So the two guys really only had themselves to blame, not destiny.

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* CartwrightCurse: The two guys she kisses kick the bucket soon after. [[JustifiedTrope Though to be fair]], Kamina more than once said "[[{Foreshadowing}if "[[HarsherInHindsight if it weren't for Simon, id be long dead by now]]", while[[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.]]So the two guys really only had themselves to blame, not destiny.
3rd Jan '17 4:57:09 AM RedRoverRedRover
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* CartwrightCurse: The two guys she kisses kick the bucket soon after. [[{Justfied}Though to be fair]], [[spoiler: Kamina more than once said "if it weren't for Simon, id be long dead by now"]], while[[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.]]So the two guys really only had themselves to blame, not destiny.

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* CartwrightCurse: The two guys she kisses kick the bucket soon after. [[{Justfied}Though [[JustifiedTrope Though to be fair]], [[spoiler: Kamina more than once said "if "[[{Foreshadowing}if it weren't for Simon, id be long dead by now"]], now]]", while[[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.]]So the two guys really only had themselves to blame, not destiny.
3rd Jan '17 4:55:14 AM RedRoverRedRover
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* 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 two guys she kisses kick the bucket soon after. Though [[{Justfied}Though to be fair, [[spoiler:Kittan]] fair]], [[spoiler: Kamina more than once said "if it weren't for Simon, id be long dead by now"]], while[[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.]]]]So the two guys really only had themselves to blame, not destiny.
1st Jan '17 9:10:15 AM RedRoverRedRover
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* ColdSniper: She doesn't get her own Gunman until after the seven year timeskip but she has a high record of kills and is without a doubt one the deadliest snipers in the series.



* FriendlySniper: The only character to defeat a Gunmen without her own. It's a good thing she's friendly.

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* FriendlySniper: The only character to defeat a Gunmen without her own. She doesn't get her own Gunman until after the seven year timeskip but she has a high record of kills and is without a doubt one the deadliest snipers in the series.. It's a good thing she's friendly.
26th Dec '16 1:08:38 AM creader
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* AxCrazy: After spoiler:Kamina's death, he pushes himself to be this as a coping mechanism. In a rare moment of RealityEnsues, he collapses from exhaustion and it's unhealthy for him physically and mentally. Thankfully, he recovers from this.

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* AxCrazy: After spoiler:Kamina's death, [[spoiler:Kamina's death]], he pushes himself to be this as a coping mechanism. In a rare moment of RealityEnsues, he collapses from exhaustion and it's unhealthy for him physically and mentally. Thankfully, he recovers from this.



* 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.



* CoolKidAndLoserFriendship: The Loser to Kamina's cool

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* CoolKidAndLoserFriendship: The Loser to Kamina's coolcool.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Like everyone else, he grew up in an underground village. However, seeing his parents crushed in front of his eyes by an earthquake at the age of 7 scarred him and gave him a fear of earthquakes (least until he discovers said earthquakes were because of the Gunmen. On a more subtle note, he was also not accepted among his peers and only valued because he was a good digger, the only person who cared for him being Kamina.
** Taken UpToEleven and played for laughs in the HighschoolAU.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Like everyone else, he grew up in an underground village. However, seeing his parents crushed in front of his eyes by an earthquake at the age of 7 scarred him and gave him a fear of earthquakes (least until he discovers said earthquakes were because of the Gunmen. On a more subtle note, he was also not accepted among his peers and only valued because he was a good digger, the only person who cared for him being Kamina.
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Kamina. Taken UpToEleven and played for laughs in the HighschoolAU.


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* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: With Simon. 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.
25th Dec '16 5:25:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* CharacterDevelopment: Simon starts out as a wimpy ShrinkingViolet and ends up becoming a complete and utter {{Badass}}.

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* CharacterDevelopment: Simon starts out as a wimpy ShrinkingViolet and ends up becoming a complete and utter {{Badass}}.badass.



* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Overlaps with RefusalOfTheCall in the beginning, but even after his CharacterDevelopment into a {{Badass}} {{Determinator}}, he's still rational enough to know when to walk away from a fight.

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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Overlaps with RefusalOfTheCall in the beginning, but even after his CharacterDevelopment into a {{Badass}} badass {{Determinator}}, he's still rational enough to know when to walk away from a fight.



* SweetAndSourGrapes: By finally realizing that he didn't have to emulate Kamina to be a {{Badass}}, Simon becomes more like his bro. [[TookALevelInBadass And then some.]]

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* SweetAndSourGrapes: By finally realizing that he didn't have to emulate Kamina to be a {{Badass}}, badass, Simon becomes more like his bro. [[TookALevelInBadass And then some.]]



* TheUnchosenOne: When he stops refusing the call, Simon becomes a [[ScrewDestiny destiny-screwing]] [[{{Badass}} badass]] to be reckoned with.

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* TheUnchosenOne: When he stops refusing the call, Simon becomes a [[ScrewDestiny destiny-screwing]] [[{{Badass}} badass]] badass to be reckoned with.



* BrokenPedestal: Subverted. Even though Simon realizes that he doesn't need to emulate Kamina to become a {{Badass}}, he still misses his bro [[spoiler:(as shown in the LotusEaterMachine)]], and he and the rest of the crew continue to cite him as a source of inspiration.

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* BrokenPedestal: Subverted. Even though Simon realizes that he doesn't need to emulate Kamina to become a {{Badass}}, badass, he still misses his bro [[spoiler:(as shown in the LotusEaterMachine)]], and he and the rest of the crew continue to cite him as a source of inspiration.



* RatedMForManly: A tall, muscular and shirtless man who wields a sword in a revolution. ''And'' a full-throttle {{Badass}} who faces off against gigantic Gunmen without batting an eyelash! ''And'' with the most extreme HotBlooded attitude to boot! Kamina is a true example for all manly men.

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* RatedMForManly: A tall, muscular and shirtless man who wields a sword in a revolution. ''And'' a full-throttle {{Badass}} badass who faces off against gigantic Gunmen without batting an eyelash! ''And'' with the most extreme HotBlooded attitude to boot! Kamina is a true example for all manly men.



* RedEyesTakeWarning: A variation. He's ''far'' from evil, but he can [[{{Badass}} definitely be dangerous]] -- furthermore, because of his hot-headed, reckless personality, fire is both a recurring motif in his characterization (see his flame-decorated BadassCape for one of many examples) and a [[StuffBlowingUp common result]] of [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill his actions]]; red is a colour traditionally associated with fire. His eye colour also serves to underline his RedOniBlueOni dynamic with Simon.

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: A variation. He's ''far'' from evil, but he can [[{{Badass}} definitely be dangerous]] dangerous -- furthermore, because of his hot-headed, reckless personality, fire is both a recurring motif in his characterization (see his flame-decorated BadassCape for one of many examples) and a [[StuffBlowingUp common result]] of [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill his actions]]; red is a colour traditionally associated with fire. His eye colour also serves to underline his RedOniBlueOni dynamic with Simon.



* BadassPrincess: Although she becomes {{Badass}} after she isn't a princess anymore.

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* BadassPrincess: Although she becomes {{Badass}} badass after she isn't a princess anymore.



* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler: Definite knows how to fight in his human form, driving off the [[BigBad Anti-Spiral]] temporarily.]]



* {{Badass}}: Hell yes! His intro and leitmotif underscore it wonderfully.
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