History Characters / TengenToppaGurrenLagannSecondaryCharacters

10th Mar '16 5:31:37 PM Silvermoon424
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* HiddenDepths: The manga reveals that [[spoiler: she wants to be a mother like her big sis, as she's shown caring for quite a few children when we see her trapped in the Anti-Spirals' illusion.]]


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* IdolSinger: She became one after the TimeSkip in the manga, with her outfits being based on the ones in Kiyal's Magical Time.


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** This is averted in the manga, where it's revealed that she's become an IdolSinger and is very popular. More importantly, she [[spoiler: joins Team Dai-Gurren in their final battle against the Anti-Spirals, piloting the Kiyalunga.]]
1st Feb '16 1:51:32 PM MajorXenos
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[[folder:Darry and Gimmy]]

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[[folder:Darry [[folder:Gimmy and Gimmy]]Darry]]
6th Oct '15 12:56:45 AM V0lk_the_Edge
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[[folder:Rossiu]]
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->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.

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[[folder:Rossiu]]
[[folder:Leeron]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/MitsukiSaiga Creator/MasayaOnosaka (JP), Creator/JohnnyYongBosch (EN), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (EN, epilouge)

A boy from another underground village, in which
Creator/SteveBlum (EN)

->''"Attaboy, attaboy! You can do it! Way to go! Attaboy, attaboy! You can do it! Way to go! Attaboy!"''

Leeron, or "Ron," is
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 flamboyant village mechanic 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. Littner Village. 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
taking an interest in Simon's advisor as mech he runs the government in joins Simon, Kamina City. However, and Yoko in their quest to defeat the arrival of the Anti-Spiral Beastmen. Leeron is astoudingly brillant and the panic innovative, able to whip together his own legion of the public turn him into helper robots and invent ingenious technology with a WellIntentionedExtremist willing to sacrifice everything in order to preserve humanity.little tinkering. However... Leeron is also a cross-dresser... figure that one out.



* 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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[[folder:Leeron]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/MasayaOnosaka (JP), Creator/SteveBlum (EN)

->''"Attaboy, attaboy! You can do it! Way to go! Attaboy, attaboy! You can do it! Way to go! Attaboy!"''

Leeron, or "Ron," is the flamboyant village mechanic of Littner Village. After taking an interest in Simon's mech he joins Simon, Kamina and Yoko in their quest to defeat the Beastmen. Leeron is astoudingly brillant and innovative, able to whip together his own legion of helper robots and invent ingenious technology with a little tinkering. However... Leeron is also a cross-dresser... figure that one out.

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* DemotedToSatelliteLoveInterest: After she gets married, she never returns to the fighting, unlike her husband. After all, she has to raise her baby girl.



* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Second variation. After she gets married, she never returns to the fighting, unlike her husband. After all, she has to raise her baby girl.
9th Aug '15 7:52:50 PM sorako
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* ExtremeDoormat: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed:]] [[spoiler:Kinon is forced to do unthinkable things just to prevent Rossiu from taking everything too far, culminating in having ''a gigaton of explosives strapped to her chest'' in case Simon tries to escape custody. Rossiu was ''deeply'' sorry for this.]]

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* ExtremeDoormat: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed:]] [[spoiler:Kinon Kinon is forced to do unthinkable things just to prevent Rossiu from taking everything too far, culminating [[spoiler:culminating in having ''a gigaton of explosives strapped to her chest'' in case Simon tries to escape custody. Rossiu was ''deeply'' sorry for this.]]



* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: [[spoiler: in the movie version, she is the one to snap Rossiu out of his suicidal depression instead of Simon.]]

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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:In the movie version, she is the one to snap Rossiu out of his suicidal depression instead of Simon.]]
30th Jul '15 1:56:28 PM honeycomet
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[[folder:Rossiu Adai]]

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[[folder:Rossiu Adai]][[folder:Rossiu]]



[[folder:Leeron Litner]]

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[[folder:Leeron Litner]][[folder:Leeron]]



[[folder:Dayakka Littner]]

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[[folder:Dayakka Littner]][[folder:Dayakka]]



[[folder:Darry and Gimmy Adai]]

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[[folder:Darry and Gimmy Adai]]Gimmy]]



[[folder:Kiyoh]]

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[[folder:Kiyoh]][[folder:Kiyoh Bachika]]



[[folder:Kinon]]

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[[folder:Kinon]][[folder:Kinon Bachika]]



[[folder:Kiyal]]

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[[folder:Kiyal]][[folder:Kiyal Bachika]]
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* 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]].



* MeaningfulName: 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]].
5th Jul '15 1:12:33 PM sorako
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* MeaningfulName: His name is an anagram for "tanki", which means "short-tempered".



* SignificantAnagram: His name is an anagram for "tanki", which means "short-tempered".



Gimmy and Darry are twin children from Rossiu's home village. When they were children, they were removed from their village due to limit population because they were orphans. However, Rossiu joined them along with Team Gurren(later known as Team Dai-Gurren).

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Gimmy and Darry are twin children from Rossiu's home village. When they were children, they were removed from their village due to limit population because they were orphans. However, Rossiu joined them along with Team Gurren(later Gurren (later known as Team Dai-Gurren).



The towering, twin brothers of Team Dai-Gurren, piloting the two-faced Gunmen, Twinboekun, and also [[spoiler: Space Twinboekun]]. They are extremely loud and exuberant brothers who love to beat stuff up- but seem to have the minds of cavemen. That, and [[SingleMindedTwins they think staggeringly alike.]] The brothers often speak in [[HulkSpeak monosyllabic bursts]], but their battle prowness is terrifying. Somehow, they end up with ''government'' positions after the time skip.

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The towering, twin brothers of Team Dai-Gurren, piloting the two-faced Gunmen, Twinboekun, and also [[spoiler: Space Twinboekun]].Twinboekun. They are extremely loud and exuberant brothers who love to beat stuff up- but seem to have the minds of cavemen. That, and [[SingleMindedTwins they think staggeringly alike.]] The brothers often speak in [[HulkSpeak monosyllabic bursts]], but their battle prowness is terrifying. Somehow, they end up with ''government'' positions after the time skip.



The stout, often silent member of Team Dai-Gurren, and pilot of Mo-Shogun, [[spoiler: and later, Space Mo-Shogun.]] Makken is keen to the art of the [[{{Samurai}} samurai]], having a very deep sense of honor. Much like Kamina, he's very profound with swords, and shares a love for building machines with Leyte.

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The stout, often silent member of Team Dai-Gurren, and pilot of Mo-Shogun, [[spoiler: and later, Space Mo-Shogun.]] Mo-Shogun. Makken is keen to the art of the [[{{Samurai}} samurai]], {{samurai}}, having a very deep sense of honor. Much like Kamina, he's very profound with swords, and shares a love for building machines with Leyte.



* MeaningfulName: Her name is an anagram for "youki," or "cheerful".



* SickeninglySweethearts: With Dayakka.

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* SickeninglySweethearts: With Dayakka. Dayakka.
* SignificantAnagram: Her name is an anagram for "youki," or "cheerful".



* MeaningfulName: Her name is an anagram for "nonki", or "carefree".



* SubordinateExcuse: To Rossiu.

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* SignificantAnagram: Her name is an anagram for "nonki", or "carefree".
* SubordinateExcuse: To Rossiu.Post-timeskip, she has become Rossiu's assistant and has feelings for him.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Post-timeskip, she's much more serious and harsh to everyone, except Rossiu. The only time she becomes emotional is when Rossiu [[spoiler:nearly commits suicide]].



* MeaningfulName: Her name is an anagram for "yaruki" or "eager".


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* SignificantAnagram: Her name is an anagram for "yaruki" or "eager".
5th Jul '15 1:03:57 PM sorako
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* CoolShades: One pair per brother, though the colors do not correspond to RedOniBlueOni- it's just to tell them apart. [[spoiler:They lose them seconds before they die when they shatter.]]

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* CoolShades: One pair per brother, though the colors do not correspond to RedOniBlueOni- it's just to tell them apart.brother. [[spoiler:They lose them seconds before they die when they shatter.]]



* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Jorgun wears red shades, while Balinbow sports blue ones to tell them apart.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoilerThey survive in the second movie.]]

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoilerThey [[spoiler:They survive in the second movie.]]



** [[spoiler:Here comes the tragic [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]: The twins pull a HeroicSacrifice to save Gimmy and Darry, boasting that their Twinbokkun will hold up to the Anti-Spiral's firepower. It turns out they ''knew'' their Gunmen would be torn apart by the lasers- so they laugh at their foes in death. However, Twinboekun explodes in such a spectacular fashion, it wipes out a good chunk of Anti-Spiral fighters.]]

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** [[spoiler:Here comes the tragic [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]: The twins pull a HeroicSacrifice to save Gimmy and Darry, boasting that their Twinbokkun will hold up to the Anti-Spiral's firepower. It turns out they ''knew'' their Gunmen would be torn apart by the lasers- so they laugh at their foes in death. However, Twinboekun explodes in such a spectacular fashion, it wipes out a good chunk of Anti-Spiral fighters.]]]]
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* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:He dies with a smile on his face.]]

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* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:He dies with a smile huge grin on his face.]]



* LargeHam: Once, literally chomping down a large ham as he spoke.



* LargeHam: Once, literally chomping down a large ham as he spoke.



* LeaderWannabe: He wrestles with Kamina over leadership a few times. [[spoiler: When he assumes the leadership position after Kamina's death, he proves to be pretty bad at it.]]
* MagneticHero: It was Kittan, not Kamina, who united Team Dai-Gurren.
** It needs to be noted that Kamina's actions and ideas where the true magnet in this case as pointed by Kittan: "This is a bunch of people from all over who have been resisting Gunmen! They heard rumors about a couple morons fighting in a stolen gunmen and they gathered together to join the fight! We all caught your stupidity bug." Kamina sparked the idea and Kittan showed which way to go.

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* LeaderWannabe: He wrestles with Kamina over leadership a few times. [[spoiler: When he assumes the leadership position after Kamina's death, [[spoiler:Kamina's death]], he proves to be pretty bad at it.]]
* MagneticHero: It was Kittan, not Kamina, who united Team Dai-Gurren.
** It needs to be noted that Kamina's actions and ideas where the true magnet in this case as pointed by Kittan: "This is a bunch of people from all over who have been resisting Gunmen! They heard rumors about a couple morons fighting in a stolen gunmen and they gathered together to join the fight! We all caught your stupidity bug." Kamina sparked the idea and Kittan showed which way to go.
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