History Characters / TengenToppaGurrenLagannMainCharacters

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->[[spoiler: Old Simon]]: Creator/TakayukiSugo (JP), Creator/TonyOliver (EN)

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->[[spoiler: Old Simon]]: ->Old Simon: Creator/TakayukiSugo (JP), Creator/TonyOliver (EN)



* BedmateReveal: [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-002.0/compressed/gurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_2_page_004.jpg Wakes up next to Nia in the HighSchoolAU manga in the beginning of the second chapter, much to his shock.]]

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* BedmateReveal: [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-002.0/compressed/gurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_2_page_004.jpg Wakes up next to Nia in the HighSchoolAU manga in the beginning of the second chapter, much to his shock.]]



* BloodBrothers: As above.

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* BloodBrothers: As above.%%* BloodBrothers



* CrashIntoHello: [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_018.jpg How he meets Nia in the HighSchoolAU manga]].

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* CrashIntoHello: [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_018.jpg How he meets Nia in the HighSchoolAU manga]].manga.



** Taken UpToEleven [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-006.0/compressed/egurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_6_page_005.jpg and played for laughs]] in the HighschoolAU/

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** Taken UpToEleven [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-006.0/compressed/egurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_6_page_005.jpg and played for laughs]] laughs in the HighschoolAU/HighschoolAU.



* DeusAngstMachina: [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-006.0/compressed/egurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_6_page_005.jpg Played for laughs]] in the HighschoolAU.

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* DeusAngstMachina: [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-006.0/compressed/egurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_6_page_005.jpg Played for laughs]] laughs in the HighschoolAU.



* IJustWantToBeNormal: [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_005.jpg His wish in the beggining of the HighSchoolAU manga.]] Hard to do with Kamina's reckless behavior, Yoko acting [[MyBelovedSmother like an overly concerned mom]] and then crashing into Nia (the Principal's daughter).

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_005.jpg His wish in the beggining beginning of the HighSchoolAU manga.]] manga. Hard to do with Kamina's reckless behavior, Yoko acting [[MyBelovedSmother like an overly concerned mom]] and then crashing into Nia (the Principal's daughter).



* TheGogglesDoNothing: Has no reason to wear his goggles in the HighSchoolAU manga, but [[http://i6.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/1/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759150.jpg does it anyway]].

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* TheGogglesDoNothing: Has no reason to wear his goggles in the HighSchoolAU manga, but [[http://i6.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/1/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759150.jpg does it anyway]].anyway.



* TemptingFate: [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_016.jpg Saying he just wants a normal life and nothing extraordinary to happen in the HighSchoolAU manga is how he meets Nia.]]

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* TemptingFate: [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_016.jpg Saying he just wants a normal life and nothing extraordinary to happen in the HighSchoolAU manga is how he meets Nia.]]



* AThreesomeIsHot: Averted in the HighSchoolAU. [[http://i7.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/2/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759175.jpg Being knocked into a raunchy position in Yoko's cleavage]] by Kamina with Nia at his side [[IJustWantToBeNormal only makes Simon groan]].

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* AThreesomeIsHot: Averted in the HighSchoolAU. [[http://i7.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/2/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759175.jpg Being knocked into a raunchy position in Yoko's cleavage]] cleavage by Kamina with Nia at his side [[IJustWantToBeNormal only makes Simon groan]].



** [[http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c262/Renkinjitsu/Misc/simonbeforeafter.jpg The results speak for themselves]].



%%** [[http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c262/Renkinjitsu/Misc/simonbeforeafter.jpg The results speak for themselves]].



* WeaponOfChoice
** EmpathicWeapon: Lagann. It can find him underground.
** ThisIsADrill: His primary weapon, and he can make out of awesomeness- I mean, Spiral Energy.
*** The temple to his defied form is [[Pantheon/{{Weapons}} here]]

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* WeaponOfChoice
** EmpathicWeapon: Lagann. It can find him underground.
** ThisIsADrill:
WeaponOfChoice: A [[ThisIsADrill drill.]] His primary weapon, and he can make out of awesomeness- I mean, Spiral Energy.
*** The temple to his defied form is [[Pantheon/{{Weapons}} here]]
Energy.



->'''''[[SelfDemonstrating/{{Kamina}} "WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?!"]]'''''

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->'''''[[SelfDemonstrating/{{Kamina}} "WHO ->'''''"WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?!"]]'''''
AM?!"'''''



* ActionDad: In the HighSchoolAU. [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_008.jpg Kamina is the closest thing to this for Simon in that verse,]] much to [[IJustWantToBeNormal Simon's]] and [[MamaBear Yoko's]] chagrin.

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* ActionDad: In the HighSchoolAU. [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_008.jpg Kamina is the closest thing to this for Simon in that verse,]] verse, much to [[IJustWantToBeNormal Simon's]] and [[MamaBear Yoko's]] chagrin.



* BloodBrothers: As above.

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* BloodBrothers: As above.%%* BloodBrothers



** [[spoiler: [[http://i7.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/3/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759194.jpg To Nia]] in the HighschoolAU. Complete with LargeHam quotes from their favorite manly magazine.]]

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** [[spoiler: [[http://i7.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/3/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759194.jpg To Nia]] Nia in the HighschoolAU. Complete with LargeHam quotes from their favorite manly magazine.]]



* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Giga... DORIRU... '''BREAKAH!!'''
* DynamicEntry: '''[[CallingYourAttacks JUST-WHO-THE-HELL-DO-YOU-THINK-I-AM-]][[LargeHam KIIIIIIICK!!!]]'''
** Add BigBrotherInstinct: '''HANDS-OFF-MY-BELOVED-LITTLE-BROTHER-PUUUUUUUNCH!!!'''

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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Giga... DORIRU... '''BREAKAH!!'''
* DynamicEntry: '''[[CallingYourAttacks JUST-WHO-THE-HELL-DO-YOU-THINK-I-AM-]][[LargeHam KIIIIIIICK!!!]]'''
** Add BigBrotherInstinct: '''HANDS-OFF-MY-BELOVED-LITTLE-BROTHER-PUUUUUUUNCH!!!'''
%%* DyingMomentOfAwesome
%%* DynamicEntry



* ExtremeOmnivore: [[spoiler: [[http://i5.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/3/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759184.jpg He can apparently stand Nia's cooking in the]] HighschoolAU.]]

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* ExtremeOmnivore: [[spoiler: [[http://i5.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/3/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759184.jpg He can apparently stand Nia's cooking in the]] the HighschoolAU.]]



* GratuitousEnglish: ORE-WO-DARE-DA-TO-OMOTTE-YAGARU-KI~CK!!

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* %%* GratuitousEnglish: ORE-WO-DARE-DA-TO-OMOTTE-YAGARU-KI~CK!!



* HopeBringer

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* %%* HopeBringer



* {{Hunk}}
* IdiotHero: Boy howdy. What he lacks in brains he makes up for in '''FIGHTING SPIRIT!''' Later [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] - Kamina decides to concoct a brilliant strategy with his team to capture Dai-Gunzan. Kamina's brilliant at heart - he's just so headstrong he doesn't give a rip about planning and cuts straight to the chase. That is, unless he wants to figure out a solution to a problem.

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* %%* {{Hunk}}
* IdiotHero: Boy howdy. What he lacks in brains he makes up for in '''FIGHTING SPIRIT!''' Later [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] - Kamina decides to concoct a brilliant strategy with his team to capture Dai-Gunzan. Kamina's brilliant at heart - he's just so headstrong he doesn't give a rip about planning and cuts straight to the chase. That is, unless he wants to figure out a solution to a problem. Even despite the HiddenDepths, he's still a king-sized idiot. Of particular note is his "plan" to combine Gurren and Lagann (which worked, but not in the way he intended ''at all''), and the HotSpringsEpisode, where he spends the entire time trying to see the girls naked (without saving them first).



* LanternJawOfJustice

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* %%* LanternJawOfJustice



** [[http://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad197/ZeitgeistGlee/TTGLJesus.jpg Proof]].



** [[http://i2.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/4/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759222.jpg Wears a pretty clingy speedo]] in the HighSchoolAU during the beach chapter.

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** [[http://i2.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/4/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759222.jpg Wears a pretty clingy speedo]] in the HighSchoolAU during the beach chapter.



** ObiWanMoment:

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** * ObiWanMoment:



* ParentalSubstitute: The HighSchoolAU manga [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_012.jpg shows that him and Yoko have clearly different ideas of how Simon]] should be influenced, with Kamina driving Simon to be manly and badass.

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* ParentalSubstitute: The HighSchoolAU manga [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_012.jpg shows that him and Yoko have clearly different ideas of how Simon]] Simon should be influenced, with Kamina driving Simon to be manly and badass.



** In the HighSchoolAU manga, Kamina gets all his ideas for him and Simon from [[http://i6.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/1/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759150.jpg Soul Of A Man magazine]] which features a ripped sailor on its cover. Humorously, Nia turns out to be a huge fan of this magazine as well.

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** In the HighSchoolAU manga, Kamina gets all his ideas for him and Simon from [[http://i6.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/1/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759150.jpg Soul Of A Man magazine]] magazine which features a ripped sailor on its cover. Humorously, Nia turns out to be a huge fan of this magazine as well.



* SorryToInterrupt: [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-002.0/compressed/gurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_2_page_007.jpg Catches Simon with his face in Yoko's breasts and Nia on his side in the beginning of the second chapter in the HighSchoolAU. Kamina thinks Simon is having a threesome and congratulates him on his manliness before storming off.]]

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* SorryToInterrupt: [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-002.0/compressed/gurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_2_page_007.jpg Catches Simon with his face in Yoko's breasts and Nia on his side in the beginning of the second chapter in the HighSchoolAU. Kamina thinks Simon is having a threesome and congratulates him on his manliness before storming off.]]



* 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.
* TooDumbToLive: Even despite the HiddenDepths, he's still a king-sized idiot. Of particular note is his "plan" to combine Gurren and Lagann (which worked, but not in the way he intended ''at all''), and the HotSpringsEpisode, where he spends the entire time trying to see the girls naked (without saving them first). Then comes the moment where he decides to defy expectations and think of a really competent plan- [[spoiler: and ''[[InvertedTrope dies.]]'']]

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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]] having one in the HighSchoolAU after storming into his room. He proceeds to congratulate him before running off.
* TooDumbToLive: Even despite the HiddenDepths, he's still a king-sized idiot. Of particular note is his "plan" to combine Gurren and Lagann (which worked, but not in the way he intended ''at all''), and the HotSpringsEpisode, where he spends the entire time trying to see the girls naked (without saving them first). Then comes the moment where he decides to defy expectations and think of a really competent plan- [[spoiler: and ''[[InvertedTrope dies.]]'']]
off.



* ToxicFriendInfluence: Yoko in the HighSchoolAU accuses Kamina of being this to Simon, [[http://i8.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/1/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759151.jpg with his antics]] sorta backing up such a conclusion.

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* ToxicFriendInfluence: Yoko in the HighSchoolAU accuses Kamina of being this to Simon, [[http://i8.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/1/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759151.jpg with his antics]] antics sorta backing up such a conclusion.



* BuxomIsBetter: Simon, Kamina and Kittan find her attractive because of her impressive breasts.
** [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-002.0/compressed/gurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_2_page_005.jpg Her cup size seems to have grown in the HighSchoolAU manga.]]

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* BuxomIsBetter: Simon, Kamina and Kittan find her attractive because of her impressive breasts.
** [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-002.0/compressed/gurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_2_page_005.jpg
breasts. Her cup size seems to have grown in the HighSchoolAU manga.]]



* HypocriticalHumor: When she complains about the Black Siblings' "absurd outfits" in the BeachEpisode. [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-002.0/compressed/gurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_2_page_006.jpg And then in the HighSchoolAU manga, she berates Simon for sleeping next to Nia with revelaing clothing]], when she has her iconic outfit on.
* ImageSong: "Trust", "[[http://youtu.be/GFLRsgKqku0 S.t.a.r.S.]]"

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* HypocriticalHumor: When she complains about the Black Siblings' "absurd outfits" in the BeachEpisode. [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-002.0/compressed/gurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_2_page_006.jpg And then in the HighSchoolAU manga, she berates Simon for sleeping next to Nia with revelaing clothing]], revealing clothing, when she has her iconic outfit on.
* ImageSong: "Trust", "[[http://youtu.be/GFLRsgKqku0 "[[ S.t.a.r.S.]]"



** [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_010.jpg Is very protective of Simon in the HighSchoolAU manga, considering Kamina's recklessness a bad influence.]]
* MarshmallowHell: Does this to Simon and Boota. In the HighSchoolAU manga, [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_011.jpg she does this to Simon for 3 whole pages]] and again after waking him up in the beggining of the next volume.

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** [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_010.jpg Is very protective of Simon in the HighSchoolAU manga, considering Kamina's recklessness a bad influence.]]
influence.
* MarshmallowHell: Does this to Simon and Boota. In the HighSchoolAU manga, [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_011.jpg she does this to Simon for 3 whole pages]] pages and again after waking him up in the beggining of the next volume.



* MyBelovedSmother: Frequently acts like this to Simon in the HighSchoolAU. [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_012.jpg Coupled with a literal smother in the beginning of the story that goes on for 3 pages.]]

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* MyBelovedSmother: Frequently acts like this to Simon in the HighSchoolAU. [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_012.jpg Coupled with a literal smother in the beginning of the story that goes on for 3 pages.]]



* ParentalSubstitute: Her backstory in the HighSchoolAU changes her history to be childhood friends with Simon, with both her and Kamina trying to raise Simon in their own image. [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_012.jpg Yoko takes the role]] of MamaBear, decrying Kamina's reckless behavior.

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* ParentalSubstitute: Her backstory in the HighSchoolAU changes her history to be childhood friends with Simon, with both her and Kamina trying to raise Simon in their own image. [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_012.jpg Yoko takes the role]] role of MamaBear, decrying Kamina's reckless behavior.



* SailorFuku: [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_009.jpg Her uniform]] in the HighSchoolAU.

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* SailorFuku: [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_009.jpg SailorFuku: Her uniform]] uniform in the HighSchoolAU.



** Hilariously, when she puts on a swimsuit in the BeachEpisode, it actually covers ''more'' than her normal outfit. Although [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-004.0/compressed/ny_mappe.gurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_4_page_014.jpg her bikini in the]] HighSchoolAU is actually MORE revealing than her normal outfit.

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** Hilariously, when she puts on a swimsuit in the BeachEpisode, it actually covers ''more'' than her normal outfit. Although [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-004.0/compressed/ny_mappe.gurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_4_page_014.jpg her bikini in the]] the HighSchoolAU is actually MORE revealing than her normal outfit.



* UnknownRival: To Nia for Nia's first three episodes before the two become [=BFFs=].
** [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-002.0/compressed/gurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_2_page_009.jpg Happens again]] in the HighSchoolAU once Nia transfers and becomes popular.

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* UnknownRival: To Nia for Nia's first three episodes before the two become [=BFFs=].
** [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-002.0/compressed/gurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_2_page_009.jpg
[=BFFs=]. Happens again]] again in the HighSchoolAU once Nia transfers and becomes popular.



* BattleCouple: With Simon. In the HighSchoolAU, [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_024.jpg she wastes no time becoming one with Simon once Viral appears]], much to Simon's [[IJustWantToBeNormal confusion and hesitation.]]
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-002.0/compressed/gurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_2_page_009.jpg A lot of her views in the HighSchoolAU are based off her belief in destiny after Simon saves her.]]
* BedmateReveal: [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-002.0/compressed/gurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_2_page_004.jpg 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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* BattleCouple: With Simon. In the HighSchoolAU, [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_024.jpg she wastes no time becoming one with Simon once Viral appears]], appears, much to Simon's [[IJustWantToBeNormal confusion and hesitation.]]
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-002.0/compressed/gurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_2_page_009.jpg A lot of her views in the HighSchoolAU are based off her belief in destiny after Simon saves her.]]
her.
* BedmateReveal: [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-002.0/compressed/gurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_2_page_004.jpg Is revealed to have slept next to Simon in the beggining of the second chapter of the HighSchoolAU, much to Simon's shock.]]



* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: While the group doesn't learn she is a Princess till the next episode, Nia's arrival allows the group to get their mojo back and pull out of their HeroicBSOD. In general her attitude makes the entire Team Dai-Gurren more friendly when she arrives.
** Oddly, [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-002.0/compressed/gurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_2_page_009.jpg she is still called a Princess in the]] HighSchoolAU despite her role changing to that of the Principle's daughter.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: When acting as the Anti-Spiral Messenger. [[http://i9.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/5/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759271.jpg Hilariously]] [[http://i5.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/5/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759273.jpg averted]] in the HighschoolAU manga.

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: While the group doesn't learn she is a Princess till the next episode, Nia's arrival allows the group to get their mojo back and pull out of their HeroicBSOD. In general her attitude makes the entire Team Dai-Gurren more friendly when she arrives.
**
arrives. Oddly, [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-002.0/compressed/gurren_lagann_school_version_chapter_2_page_009.jpg she is still called a Princess in the]] the HighSchoolAU despite her role changing to that of the Principle's daughter.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: When acting as the Anti-Spiral Messenger. [[http://i9.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/5/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759271.jpg Hilariously]] [[http://i5.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/5/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759273.jpg averted]] Subverted in the HighschoolAU manga.



* 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]].

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* 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]].bewilderment.



* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: To Simon. [[TearJerker For a grand total of 30 seconds]].]]

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* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: To Simon. [[TearJerker For a grand total of 30 seconds]].seconds.]]



* InsaneTrollLogic: In the HighSchoolAU, [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_022.jpg her motivation for using the Husband-Wife Gaitta technique on Viral comes from a manly man's magazine]]. Oddly enough it works.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: In the HighSchoolAU, [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_022.jpg her motivation for using the Husband-Wife Gaitta technique on Viral comes from a manly man's magazine]].magazine. Oddly enough it works.



* PsychoSupporter: Not actually one, [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_026.jpg but this is how Simon views Nia at first]] in the HighSchoolAU after immediately charging with him into a battle with Viral and declaring Simon won't be beaten.

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* PsychoSupporter: Not actually one, [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_026.jpg but one,but this is how Simon views Nia at first]] first in the HighSchoolAU after immediately charging with him into a battle with Viral and declaring Simon won't be beaten.



* TenderTears: When sweet little Nia breaks down into tears, you feel broken up inside. [[BerserkButton And God help you if Simon sees you're responsible for her sobs.]]
* ThereAreNoCoincidences: [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_019.jpg After Simon saves her in the HighSchoolAU, she's convinced that destiny is at work.]]

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* TenderTears: When sweet little Nia breaks down into tears, you feel broken up inside. [[BerserkButton And God help you if Simon sees you're responsible for her sobs.]]
sobs.
* ThereAreNoCoincidences: [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_019.jpg After Simon saves her in the HighSchoolAU, she's convinced that destiny is at work.]]



* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Inverted in the HighSchoolAU manga, [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_022.jpg where despite being girly, her favorite magazine in the same manly brand]] that Kamina loves as well.

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* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Inverted in the HighSchoolAU manga, [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_022.jpg where despite being girly, her favorite magazine in the same manly brand]] brand that Kamina loves as well.
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** In the second movie, [[spoiler:he's reincarnated as Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.]]
15th Mar '16 7:52:45 PM Silvermoon424
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** The circumstances are a bit different in the manga. Nia cuts off her own hair after [[spoiler: her elder sister Straea, the leader of the Beauty Village, dies protecting her; she leaves her hair on Strae's grave so that they'll always be together.]] However, her cutting was a bit choppy, so she still asks Yoko to tidy up her hair.
5th Mar '16 8:38:26 PM JRads47
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* BadassAdorable: Is overall a sweet-natured, shy, live-and-let-live, utterly endearing person... who can kick your ass up and down the metaphorical street if he feels he needs to.

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* BadassAdorable: Is overall a sweet-natured, shy, live-and-let-live, utterly endearing person... who can kick your ass up and down the metaphorical street if he feels he needs to. As an adult, he loses most of his adorable traits, though he's still the manliest example one can get.



* BeingGoodSucks

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* BeingGoodSucksBeingGoodSucks: Defeating the despot of the world and [[spoiler:saving the rest of the universe]] doesn't exactly feel good when it comes at the cost of [[spoiler:your brother, your friends, and your lover]].



* CharacterDevelopment: Simon grows in confidence and maturity throughout his journey.

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* CharacterDevelopment: Simon grows in confidence starts out as a wimpy ShrinkingViolet and maturity throughout his journey.ends up becoming a complete and utter {{Badass}}.



* FaceHeelTurn: It's implied from the beginning scene that he would become DrunkWithPower and wage a war with the rest of the universe. [[AvertedTrope This didn't turn out to be the case]], and the scene was retconned into a [[GainaxEnding Gainax Beginning]].



* GoodIsNotSoft: If you're his friend, then he'll travel to the ends of the universe for you. If you're his enemy, then he'll rip it up to get back at you.



* HumbleHero: He sees himself as nothing more than "Simon the Digger".

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* HumbleHero: He Even after [[spoiler:saving ''everyone'' in the universe from a HumanoidAbomination]], he sees himself as nothing more than "Simon the Digger".



* NiceGuy: Simon polite, humble, compassionate, brave, and thinks of the welfare of others before himself.

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* NiceGuy: Simon is polite, humble, compassionate, brave, and thinks of the welfare of others before himself.himself. Compare [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt his]] [[Anime/KillLaKill successors]], who are {{Jerkass}}es and a JerkWithAHeartOfGold respectively.



* OfCorsetsSexy: His outfit in the final arc is a male example of the trope.



* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler:By the end of the series, Simon has become a massive source of Spiral Energy. It's implied that he started WalkingTheEarth because he could suffer from PowerIncontinence]].

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* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler:By the end of the series, Simon has become a massive source of Spiral Energy. It's implied that he started WalkingTheEarth because he could suffer suffered from PowerIncontinence]].



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



** The alternate timeline version of him as seen in the prologue, while definitely not originally intended to be so, has been retconned into something along the lines of ChaoticEvil, since he is ''a lot'' more arrogant in that depiction and [[ObliviouslyEvil possibly unintentionally]] willing to [[spoiler:let the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Spiral Nemesis]] occur]]. Of course, this doesn't happen in the main continuity, and this happened solely because the producers thought it was a pretty good theory by the fandom.

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** [[invoked]] The alternate timeline version of him as seen in the prologue, while definitely not originally intended to be so, has been retconned into something along the lines of ChaoticEvil, since he is ''a lot'' more arrogant in that depiction and [[ObliviouslyEvil possibly unintentionally]] willing to [[spoiler:let the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Spiral Nemesis]] occur]]. Of course, this doesn't happen in the main continuity, and this happened solely because the producers thought it was a pretty good theory by the fandom.
2nd Mar '16 5:32:16 PM DVB
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* AxCrazy: Is this way for a while [[spoiler: after Kamina's death]] but he gets better.

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



* DarkAndTroubledPast: His parents were burred alive in an Earthquake and he essentially grew up in a deadly and strict environment.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: His parents were burred alive in an Earthquake and Like everyone else, he essentially grew up in a deadly an underground village. However, seeing his parents crushed in front of his eyes by an earthquake at the age of 7 scarred him and strict environment.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.



* HesBack: ...His triumphant rebirth.

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* ** HesBack: ...His triumphant rebirth.rebirth.
* HeroicRROD: [[spoiler: After Kamina's death, he attempts to plow through his grief and becomes somewhat AxCrazy, but its evident that he is pushing himself in an unhealthy manner in trying to emulate Kamina.]] During this time, it's implied that in his rage, he has been neglecting ''eating'' and ''sleeping.'' Combined with the above and it's no wonder why he looks close to breaking down.
2nd Mar '16 5:23:44 PM DVB
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* TheLancer: To Simon.

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* TheLancer: To Simon. See TheReliableOne and UndyingLoyalty for more information.



* 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.

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* OnlySaneMan: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]. While his approach is merely only poked fun at, but still appreciated pre-timeskip, it gor got worse after it as his logical and sensical approach was expected by [[spoiler: the Anti-Spiral]] and thus easily countered. He also became somewhat cynical due to the experiences of his own past.
2nd Mar '16 5:21:22 PM DVB
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* UndyingLoyalty: When Simon was [[spoiler:grieving after 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 when he questioned this, meant that Simon was surprised that someone still cared for him beyond what he could contribute to the 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 all the more heartbreaking]].

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* UndyingLoyalty: When Simon was [[spoiler:grieving after Kamina's death]], Rossiu was the only one openly concerned and about him the only one who actually attempts to comfort him entire time. Back [[spoiler: when Lagann doesn't let Simon pilot it, resulting in Simon finally voicing his loss of direction and helplessness]], helplessness, he attempts to go and comfort Simon]], albeit he's 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 when he questioned this, meant that Simon was surprised that someone still cared for him beyond what he could contribute to the team. When Simon had pretty no one else (Nia was The only other people on board who still something of a stranger) during this time, Rossiu still remained with him. believed were the twins, Nia (though her case is unique) and possibly Leeron, but Rossieu was the one who was active in remaining in Simon's side.]] This makes his behavior during the first few episodes after the timeskip all the more heartbreaking]].painful seeing how things have gotten since.
2nd Mar '16 3:57:16 PM creader
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* CharacterDevelopment: Simon grows in confidence and maturity throughout his journey.



* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Takes over this from Kamina. Used against both {{Big Bad}}s.



* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Takes over this from Kamina. Used against both {{Big Bad}}s.


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* NiceGuy: Simon polite, humble, compassionate, brave, and thinks of the welfare of others before himself.
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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 Driller does and has always done is to clear the path]].



* AThreesomeIsHot: Averted in the HighSchoolAU. [[http://i7.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/2/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759175.jpg Being knocked into a raunchy position in Yoko's cleavage]] by Kamina with Nia at his side [[IJustWantToBeNormal only makes Simon groan]].



* 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 Driller does and has always done is to clear the path]].



* ScrewDestiny: Of the entire cast, he's the best at it. [[spoiler: Which is what makes the BittersweetEnding so controversial.]]
** Most likely, he's worried [[spoiler: he may inadvertently trigger the Spiral Nemesis, the one thing he ''cannot'' figure out how to stop on his own]]. He's also learned he's no InvincibleHero, either: he could slip up and cause one hell of a disaster.

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* ScrewDestiny: Of the entire cast, he's the best at it. [[spoiler: Which is what makes the BittersweetEnding so controversial.]]
**
]] Most likely, he's worried [[spoiler: he may inadvertently trigger the Spiral Nemesis, the one thing he ''cannot'' figure out how to stop on his own]]. He's also learned he's no InvincibleHero, either: he could slip up and cause one hell of a disaster.



* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Plenty
* TookALevelInBadass: [[http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c262/Renkinjitsu/Misc/simonbeforeafter.jpg The results speak for themselves]].

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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Plenty
Plenty.
* TookALevelInBadass: AThreesomeIsHot: Averted in the HighSchoolAU. [[http://i7.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/2/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759175.jpg Being knocked into a raunchy position in Yoko's cleavage]] by Kamina with Nia at his side [[IJustWantToBeNormal only makes Simon groan]].
* TookALevelInBadass:
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[[http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c262/Renkinjitsu/Misc/simonbeforeafter.jpg The results speak for themselves]].



** GratuitousEnglish: ORE-WO-DARE-DA-TO-OMOTTE-YAGARU-KI~CK!!



* GoOutWithASmile: He dies with a satisfied smile on his face.



* GoOutWithASmile: He dies with a satisfied smile on his face.

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* GoOutWithASmile: He dies with a satisfied smile on his face.GratuitousEnglish: ORE-WO-DARE-DA-TO-OMOTTE-YAGARU-KI~CK!!



* IdiotHero: Boy howdy. What he lacks in brains he makes up for in '''FIGHTING SPIRIT!'''
** Later [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]: Kamina decides to concoct a brilliant strategy with his team to capture Dai-Gunzan. Kamina's brilliant at heart - he's just so headstrong he doesn't give a rip about planning and cuts straight to the chase. That is, unless he wants to figure out a solution to a problem.

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* IdiotHero: Boy howdy. What he lacks in brains he makes up for in '''FIGHTING SPIRIT!'''
**
SPIRIT!''' Later [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]: Subverted]] - Kamina decides to concoct a brilliant strategy with his team to capture Dai-Gunzan. Kamina's brilliant at heart - he's just so headstrong he doesn't give a rip about planning and cuts straight to the chase. That is, unless he wants to figure out a solution to a problem.



* InTheNameOfTheMoon: VERY fond of giving speeches before, during, and after battle.



* InTheNameOfTheMoon: VERY fond of giving speeches before, during, and after battle.



* 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:
**
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.
*
that. [[spoiler: Although Kamina lives in the HighSchoolAU even after they've kissed.]]



* CovertPervert: She blushes when Simon falls on top of her at the end of episode 1.



* MamaBear: Do NOT threaten her friends or students.
--> "School's out. You FAIL!"

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* MamaBear: MamaBear:
**
Do NOT threaten her friends or students.
--> ---> "School's out. You FAIL!"



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



* MyBelovedSmother: Frequently acts like this to Simon in the HighSchoolAU.
** [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_012.jpg Coupled with a literal smother in the beginning of the story that goes on for 3 pages.]]

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* MyBelovedSmother: Frequently acts like this to Simon in the HighSchoolAU.
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HighSchoolAU. [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_012.jpg Coupled with a literal smother in the beginning of the story that goes on for 3 pages.]]



* BattleCouple: With Simon.
** In the HighSchoolAU, [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_024.jpg she wastes no time becoming one with Simon once Viral appears]], much to Simon's [[IJustWantToBeNormal confusion and hesitation.]]

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* BattleCouple: With Simon.
**
Simon. In the HighSchoolAU, [[http://a.mfcdn.net/store/manga/4822/01-001.0/compressed/ttgl_the_gurren_high_school_version_chapter_9_page_024.jpg she wastes no time becoming one with Simon once Viral appears]], much to Simon's [[IJustWantToBeNormal confusion and hesitation.]]



* BluntMetaphorsTrauma: Back in her younger days. Even cuter in the dub where she's voiced by Creator/HyndenWalch.
** There's still traces of it when she's older. She ended up saying no when Simon [[spoiler: asked her to marry him]] until Koyoh and Kiyal explained what he meant.

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* BluntMetaphorsTrauma: Back in her younger days. Even cuter in the dub where she's voiced by Creator/HyndenWalch.
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Creator/HyndenWalch. There's still traces of it when she's older. She ended up saying no when Simon [[spoiler: asked her to marry him]] until Koyoh and Kiyal explained what he meant.



* EvilCostumeSwitch: When acting as the Anti-Spiral Messenger.
** [[http://i9.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/5/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759271.jpg Hilariously]] [[http://i5.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/5/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759273.jpg averted]] in the HighschoolAU manga.

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* EvilCostumeSwitch: When acting as the Anti-Spiral Messenger.
**
Messenger. [[http://i9.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/5/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759271.jpg Hilariously]] [[http://i5.mangareader.net/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school/5/tengen-toppa-gurren-lagann-the-gurren-high-school-1759273.jpg averted]] in the HighschoolAU manga.



* HotBlooded: [[NeutralFemale She may not fight]], but she completely outdoes half the cast in terms of sheer [[{{HotBlooded}} determination]]. And when she [[TheMovie DOES fight]], ''[[LadyOfWar holy crap]]''.
** In the HighSchoolAU manga, she has a {{HotBlooded}} moment alongside Kamina and ''manages to equal him in it!''

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* HotBlooded: [[NeutralFemale She may not fight]], but she completely outdoes half the cast in terms of sheer [[{{HotBlooded}} determination]]. And when she [[TheMovie DOES fight]], ''[[LadyOfWar holy crap]]''.
**
crap]]''. In the HighSchoolAU manga, she has a {{HotBlooded}} moment alongside Kamina and ''manages to equal him in it!''



* ShoutOut: The second half of the plot pretty make her a walking shout out to [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Einst Alfimi and Excellen Browning]].
** Approaches ActorAllusion, since like [[{{Manga/Mahoromatic}} Mahoro]], [[spoiler:Nia gets cursed with a limited life span after The Anti Spiral bites it]].

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* ShoutOut: The second half of the plot pretty make her a walking shout out to [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Einst Alfimi and Excellen Browning]].
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Browning]]. Approaches ActorAllusion, since like [[{{Manga/Mahoromatic}} Mahoro]], [[spoiler:Nia gets cursed with a limited life span after The Anti Spiral bites it]].



** TheLancer: After his HeelFaceTurn.



* KnifeNut: When he's not piloting Gunmen, his WeaponOfChoice is a cleaver.
** And his original Gunmen, Enki, even had a weapon that fires a hail of proportionately large kunais.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfazhyIe6mQ "Nikopol"]]

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* KnifeNut: When he's not piloting Gunmen, his WeaponOfChoice is a cleaver.
**
cleaver. And his original Gunmen, Enki, even had a weapon that fires a hail of proportionately large kunais.
* TheLancer: After his HeelFaceTurn.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfazhyIe6mQ "Nikopol"]]"Nikopol"]].
27th Feb '16 4:11:16 PM Gamermaster
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* AnimalMotifs: Monkeys. Mostly by [[Creator/NobuyukiHiyama Viral]]. Starting since the HotSpringsEpisode Viral calls him "hadaka saru", or "Naked Ape" in the dub. Viral also compares Simon to a monkey during their prison brawl.



* AnimalMotifs: Monkeys. Mostly by [[Creator/NobuyukiHiyama Viral]]. Starting since the HotSpringsEpisode Viral calls him "hadaka saru", or "Naked Ape" in the dub. Viral also compares Simon to a monkey during their prison brawl.
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