History Creator / CLAMP

11th Sep '16 6:18:13 PM sayaleviathan
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* ViewersAreGeniuses: Only for their non-Japanese fans. ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' assumes that the audience has some knowledge of how information technology has a divergent development path in Japan compared to the rest of the world, and awareness of some social issues facing the country. ''Manga/Gate7'' requires readers to know their history on the Japanese Sengoku era.

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* ViewersAreGeniuses: Only for their non-Japanese fans. ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' assumes that the audience has some knowledge of how information technology has a divergent development path in Japan compared to the rest of the world, and awareness of some social issues facing the country. ''Manga/Gate7'' requires readers to know their history on the Japanese Sengoku era.UsefulNotes/SengokuPeriod.
4th Sep '16 7:23:52 PM Tsukiyo
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* DreamWeaver and DreamWalker: Character that have powers related to dreams appeared as earlier as ''Manga/TokyoBabylon''. Ever since ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', and later cemented by ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', prophetic dreams or walking into other people's dreams became a standard yet valuable power in their future works.



* SeriesHiatus: They're the masters of this trope as [[http://anime.astronerdboy.com/2014/06/clamp-hiatus-masters.html#.VFbkaDSUfVo noted by this blogger]]! The most infamous example of it is ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' which remains on a hiatus for nearly a decade!

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* SeriesHiatus: They're the masters of this trope as [[http://anime.astronerdboy.com/2014/06/clamp-hiatus-masters.html#.VFbkaDSUfVo noted by this blogger]]! The most infamous example of it is ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' which remains on a hiatus for nearly over a decade!



* StealthSequel: ''Drug & Drop'' turned to be one to ''Wish''.

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* StealthSequel: ''Drug & Drop'' turned to be one to ''Wish''. ''X[=/=]1999'' also concludes Subaru and Seishirou's story from ''Tokyo Babylon''.



* TimeyWimeyBall: Especially in their more recent works, such as ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''

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* TimeyWimeyBall: Especially in their more recent works, such as ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.
26th Aug '16 10:13:00 AM Cieloazul
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** ''Manga/XxxHolic'' is canonically in the same world (modern-day Tokyo) as ''Manga/DrugAndDrop'', ''Manga/{{Wish}}'', ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'', ''Anime/BloodC'' and ''Manga/SukiALikeStory''. Its story has also brief connections to the world of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', and possibly one to ''Manga/{{X1999}}''.

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** ''Manga/XxxHolic'' is canonically in the same world (modern-day Tokyo) as ''Manga/DrugAndDrop'', ''Manga/{{Wish}}'', ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'', ''Anime/BloodC'' and ''Manga/SukiALikeStory''. Its story has also brief connections to the world worlds of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' and ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' and possibly one to the world of ''Manga/{{X1999}}''.



** ''Manga/AngelicLayer'' and ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' as well are implied to be in the same continuity. Interestingly, ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' happens to be a popular anime in that verse, making it a ShowWithinAShow.

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** ''Manga/AngelicLayer'' and ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' as well are implied to be in the same continuity. Interestingly, ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' happens to be a popular anime in that verse, this 'verse, making it a ShowWithinAShow.



** Its likely their concepts of "soul-mate and soul love" "transcending" body and gender, and even their use of {{Reincarnation}} are also twisted forms of inspiration from this mysticism, [[MemeticMutation although that has nothing in common with the Hindu concept of soul]].

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** Its likely their concepts of "soul-mate and soul love" "transcending" body and gender, and even their use of {{Reincarnation}} are also twisted forms of inspiration from this mysticism, [[MemeticMutation although that has nothing in common with the Hindu concept of soul]].soul.



* FantasyKitchenSink: The CLAMP multiverse features all kind of fantasy and sci-fi elements coexisting with each other, including RitualMagic, HermeticMagic, {{Onmyodo}}, {{Magitek}}, SoulPower, PsychicPowers and even MagicFromTechnology, and sometimes doesn't draw a clear line between them.

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* FantasyKitchenSink: The CLAMP multiverse features all kind of fantasy and sci-fi elements coexisting with each other, including [[GodTropes Gods]], AngelsDemonsAndSquid, RitualMagic, HermeticMagic, {{Onmyodo}}, {{Magitek}}, SoulPower, PsychicPowers and even MagicFromTechnology, MagicFromTechnology. Some of them share the same setting, and sometimes doesn't draw rarely if ever it's drawn a clear line between them.
26th Aug '16 9:57:08 AM Cieloazul
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** ''Manga/AngelicLayer'' and ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' as well are implied to be in the same continuity.

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** ''Manga/AngelicLayer'' and ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' as well are implied to be in the same continuity. Interestingly, ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' happens to be a popular anime in that verse, making it a ShowWithinAShow.



* FantasyKitchenSink: The CLAMP multiverse features all kind of fantasy and sci-fi elements coexisting with each other, including RitualMagic, HermeticMagic, {{Onmyodo}}, {{Magitek}}, SoulPower, PsychicPowers and even MagicFromTechnology, and sometimes doesn't draw a clear line between them.



* NoEnding: Quite well known (and well criticized too) for open ended and [[LeftHanging unresolved closures]].

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* NoEnding: Quite well known (and well criticized too) for open ended and [[LeftHanging unresolved closures]]. Some works fared even worse and were [[OrphanedSeries left incomplete.]]



** Some works fared even worse and were [[OrphanedSeries left incomplete!]]

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** Some works fared The worst offender might be ''Manga/ManOfManyFaces'', a short manga series which opened a lot of weird mysteries and didn't close ''a single one of them'' (earlier chapters even worse and lampshaded it). Even although its main characters were [[OrphanedSeries left incomplete!]]incorporated to the storyline of another manga, ''Manga/ClampSchoolDetectives'', the matter never received closure.


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* StealthSequel: ''Drug & Drop'' turned to be one to ''Wish''.
24th Aug '16 9:21:05 AM Cieloazul
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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Hitsuzen, a concept introduced in xxxHolic though its general themes appeared in earlier works. In particular, Cardcaptor Sakura, Tokyo Babylon and X1999 touch on the inevitability of fate and prophecy.

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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Hitsuzen, a concept introduced in xxxHolic ''Manga/XxxHolic'' though its general themes appeared in earlier works. In particular, Cardcaptor Sakura, Tokyo Babylon ''Cardcaptor Sakura'', ''Tokyo Babylon'' and X1999 ''X1999'' touch on the inevitability of fate and prophecy.



* CanonWelding: ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' combined the Plot of ''Manga/xxxHolic'', ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' and numerous other CLAMP works into one huge GambitPileup.
** So far, it seems that ''Manga/xxxHolic'' is canonically in the same universe (modern-day Tokyo) as ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'', ''Anime/BloodC'', ''Manga/SukiALikeStory'', and ''Manga/DrugAndDrop'' (which also crosses over with ''Manga/{{Wish}}'').
** Even before Tsubasa, CLAMP was fond of this. ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' is the sequel to ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' and his universe (also a modern-day Tokyo) is the same of ''Manga/ClampSchoolDetectives'' and therefore ''Manga/ManOfManyFaces'' and ''Manga/DuklyonClampSchoolDefenders''.
** ''Manga/AngelicLayer'' and ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' as well are implied to be in the same continuity.

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* CanonWelding: ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' combined the Plot of ''Manga/xxxHolic'', ''Manga/XxxHolic'', ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' and numerous other CLAMP works into one huge GambitPileup.
** So far, it seems that ''Manga/xxxHolic'' ''Manga/XxxHolic'' is canonically in the same universe world (modern-day Tokyo) as ''Manga/DrugAndDrop'', ''Manga/{{Wish}}'', ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'', ''Anime/BloodC'' and ''Manga/SukiALikeStory''. Its story has also brief connections to the world of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'', ''Anime/BloodC'', ''Manga/SukiALikeStory'', and ''Manga/DrugAndDrop'' (which also crosses over with ''Manga/{{Wish}}'').
possibly one to ''Manga/{{X1999}}''.
** Even before Tsubasa, CLAMP was fond of this. ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' is the sequel to ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'', and his universe world (also a modern-day Tokyo) is the same of ''Manga/ClampSchoolDetectives'' and therefore ''Manga/ManOfManyFaces'' and ''Manga/DuklyonClampSchoolDefenders''.
** ''Manga/AngelicLayer'' and ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' as well are implied to be in the same continuity.



* MaybeEverAfter: Their favorite ending...even in Denouements. ''Chobits'' is probably the work which is closest to every featured couple having a HappilyEverAfter.

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* MaybeEverAfter: Their favorite ending...even in Denouements.denouements. ''Chobits'' is probably the work which is closest to every featured couple having a HappilyEverAfter.



* OneOfUs: They're are rather notorious for their fangirling of, of all things, ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Apart from their roots as shounen-ai doujinshi artists for the series (to say nothing about the rumors of ''Manga/{{Wish}}'''s origins[[note]]Shuichiro and Kohaku from ''Wish'' strongly resemble Jotaro Kujo and Noriaki Kakyoin from ''[=JoJo=]''. Jotaro/Kakyoin is a very popular pairing among yaoi fans, and Clamp are known to ship it themselves.[[/note]]), the crew are said to have [[http://users.skynet.be/mangaguide/au228.html single handedly]] pushed Jotaro Kujo to the top of a fanart-based magazine poll in 1994. And, yes, [[http://imageshack.us/a/img145/7568/clampjojo.jpg they still draw fanart of him]].They also made yaoi doujinshi of ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' and ''Anime/SaintSeiya'' before they began doing original works.

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* OneOfUs: They're are rather notorious for their fangirling of, of all things, ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Apart from their roots as shounen-ai doujinshi artists for the series (to say nothing about the rumors of ''Manga/{{Wish}}'''s origins[[note]]Shuichiro and Kohaku from ''Wish'' strongly resemble Jotaro Kujo and Noriaki Kakyoin from ''[=JoJo=]''. Jotaro/Kakyoin is a very popular pairing among yaoi fans, and Clamp CLAMP are known to ship it themselves.[[/note]]), the crew are said to have [[http://users.skynet.be/mangaguide/au228.html single handedly]] pushed Jotaro Kujo to the top of a fanart-based magazine poll in 1994. And, yes, [[http://imageshack.us/a/img145/7568/clampjojo.jpg they still draw fanart of him]]. They also made yaoi doujinshi of ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' and ''Anime/SaintSeiya'' before they began doing original works.



** In Chobits [[spoiler:Hiromu Shimbo/ Shinbo falls in love with their Prep School Teacher Takako Shimizu and ends up eloping with her, and marrying her.]]

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** In Chobits ''Chobits'' [[spoiler:Hiromu Shimbo/ Shinbo falls in love with their Prep School Teacher Takako Shimizu and ends up eloping with her, and marrying her.]]



* ViewersAreGeniuses: Only for their non-Japanese fans. Manga/{{Chobits}} assumes that the audience has some knowledge of how Information Technology has a divergent development path in Japan compared to the rest of the world, and awareness of some social issues facing the country. Manga/Gate7 requires readers to know their history on the Japanese Sengoku era.

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* ViewersAreGeniuses: Only for their non-Japanese fans. Manga/{{Chobits}} ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' assumes that the audience has some knowledge of how Information Technology information technology has a divergent development path in Japan compared to the rest of the world, and awareness of some social issues facing the country. Manga/Gate7 ''Manga/Gate7'' requires readers to know their history on the Japanese Sengoku era.
26th May '16 7:02:56 PM Cieloazul
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* CanonWelding: ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' combined the Plot of ''Manga/XxxHolic'', ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' and numerous other CLAMP works into one huge GambitPileup.
** So far, it seems that ''Manga/XxxHolic'' is canonically in the same universe (modern-day Tokyo) as ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'', ''Anime/BloodC'', and ''Manga/DrugAndDrop'' (which also crosses over with ''Manga/{{Wish}}'').
** Even before Tsubasa, CLAMP was fond of this. ''Manga/AngelicLayer'' and ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' are implied to be in the same continuity. ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' is the sequel to ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' and in the same universe as ''Manga/ClampSchoolDetectives'' and therefore ''Manga/ManOfManyFaces'' and ''Manga/DuklyonClampSchoolDefenders''.

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* CanonWelding: ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' combined the Plot of ''Manga/XxxHolic'', ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' ''Manga/xxxHolic'', ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' and numerous other CLAMP works into one huge GambitPileup.
** So far, it seems that ''Manga/XxxHolic'' ''Manga/xxxHolic'' is canonically in the same universe (modern-day Tokyo) as ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'', ''Anime/BloodC'', ''Manga/SukiALikeStory'', and ''Manga/DrugAndDrop'' (which also crosses over with ''Manga/{{Wish}}'').
** Even before Tsubasa, CLAMP was fond of this. ''Manga/AngelicLayer'' and ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' are implied to be in the same continuity. ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' is the sequel to ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' and in his universe (also a modern-day Tokyo) is the same universe as of ''Manga/ClampSchoolDetectives'' and therefore ''Manga/ManOfManyFaces'' and ''Manga/DuklyonClampSchoolDefenders''.''Manga/DuklyonClampSchoolDefenders''.
** ''Manga/AngelicLayer'' and ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' as well are implied to be in the same continuity.
1st May '16 3:08:48 AM YZQ
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* ViewersAreGeniuses: Only for their non-Japanese fans. Manga/{{Chobits}} assumes that the audience has some knowledge of how Information Technology has a divergent development path in Japan compared to the rest of the world, and awareness of some social issues facing the country. Manga/Gate7 requires readers to know their history on the Japanese Sengoku era.
22nd Apr '16 7:28:35 AM sorako
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* MaybeEverAfter: Their favorite ending...even in Denouements.
** ''Chobits'' is probably the work which is closest to every featured couple having a HappilyEverAfter.
* MindScrew: Deserves a special award! Their [[TsubasaReservoirChronicle latest]] [[Manga/XxxHolic works]] have taken it UpToEleven frying brain cells across their fandom and leaving a probable legacy of several decades worth of forum discussions, all of which add to the confusion even more. Trying to trace the law of causality after a case of NiceJobBreakingItHero would cause more brain damage than the combined screws of Quantum Mechanics, Relativity, and Superstring Theory put together! Just one of the results was a situation where thanks to incorporating every single type of TimeTravel, you can't say if it is AlwaysIdenticalTwins, AlternateSelf, IdenticalGrandson, GenerationXerox, CloningBlues, MyOwnGrampa, TangledFamilyTree, EveryoneIsRelated or a blow your brain combo of all of these put together simultaneously! After overdosing on this trope, things have reached a point where, after the end of ''[[TsubasaReservoirChronicle Tsubasa]]'' & ''Manga/XxxHolic'', even WordOfGod has admitted that [[HoistByHisOwnPetard they too are rather confused over how everything turned out and want to re-read it]].

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* MaybeEverAfter: Their favorite ending...even in Denouements. \n** ''Chobits'' is probably the work which is closest to every featured couple having a HappilyEverAfter.
* MindScrew: Deserves a special award! Their [[TsubasaReservoirChronicle latest]] [[Manga/XxxHolic works]] have taken it UpToEleven frying brain cells across their fandom and leaving a probable legacy of several decades worth of forum discussions, all of which add to the confusion even more. Trying to trace the law of causality after a case of NiceJobBreakingItHero would cause more brain damage than the combined screws of Quantum Mechanics, Relativity, and Superstring Theory put together! Just one of the results was a situation where thanks to incorporating every single type of TimeTravel, you can't say if it is AlwaysIdenticalTwins, AlternateSelf, IdenticalGrandson, GenerationXerox, CloningBlues, MyOwnGrampa, TangledFamilyTree, EveryoneIsRelated or a blow your brain combo of all of these put together simultaneously! After overdosing on this trope, things have reached a point where, after the end of ''[[TsubasaReservoirChronicle Tsubasa]]'' & ''Manga/XxxHolic'', even WordOfGod has admitted that [[HoistByHisOwnPetard they too are rather confused over how everything turned out and want to re-read it]].
20th Apr '16 4:13:34 PM sorako
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* MindScrew: Deserves a special award! Their [[TsubasaReservoirChronicle latest]] [[Manga/XxxHolic works]] have taken it UpToEleven frying brain cells across their fandom and leaving a probable legacy of several decades worth of forum discussions, all of which add to the confusion even more. After overdosing on this trope, things have reached a point where, now that both ''[[TsubasaReservoirChronicle Tsubasa]]'' & ''Manga/XxxHolic'' have ended, even WordOfGod has admitted that [[HoistByHisOwnPetard they too are rather confused over how everything turned out and want to re-read it]].
** Trying to trace the law of causality after a case of NiceJobBreakingItHero would cause more brain damage than the combined screws of Quantum Mechanics, Relativity, and Superstring Theory put together!
** Just one of the results was a situation where thanks to incorporating every single type of TimeTravel, you can't say if it is AlwaysIdenticalTwins, AlternateSelf, IdenticalGrandson, GenerationXerox, CloningBlues, MyOwnGrampa, TangledFamilyTree, EveryoneIsRelated or a blow your brain combo of all of these put together simultaneously!

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* MindScrew: Deserves a special award! Their [[TsubasaReservoirChronicle latest]] [[Manga/XxxHolic works]] have taken it UpToEleven frying brain cells across their fandom and leaving a probable legacy of several decades worth of forum discussions, all of which add to the confusion even more. After overdosing on this trope, things have reached a point where, now that both ''[[TsubasaReservoirChronicle Tsubasa]]'' & ''Manga/XxxHolic'' have ended, even WordOfGod has admitted that [[HoistByHisOwnPetard they too are rather confused over how everything turned out and want to re-read it]].
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Trying to trace the law of causality after a case of NiceJobBreakingItHero would cause more brain damage than the combined screws of Quantum Mechanics, Relativity, and Superstring Theory put together!
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together! Just one of the results was a situation where thanks to incorporating every single type of TimeTravel, you can't say if it is AlwaysIdenticalTwins, AlternateSelf, IdenticalGrandson, GenerationXerox, CloningBlues, MyOwnGrampa, TangledFamilyTree, EveryoneIsRelated or a blow your brain combo of all of these put together simultaneously!simultaneously! After overdosing on this trope, things have reached a point where, after the end of ''[[TsubasaReservoirChronicle Tsubasa]]'' & ''Manga/XxxHolic'', even WordOfGod has admitted that [[HoistByHisOwnPetard they too are rather confused over how everything turned out and want to re-read it]].
20th Apr '16 4:11:53 PM sorako
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* MindScrew: Deserves a special award! Their [[TsubasaReservoirChronicle latest]] [[Manga/XxxHolic works]] have taken it UpToEleven frying brain cells across their fandom and leaving a probable legacy of several decades worth of forum discussions, all of which add to the confusion even more. Trying to trace the law of causality after a case of [[spoiler: NiceJobBreakingItHero]] would cause more brain damage than the combined screws of Quantum Mechanics, Relativity, and Superstring Theory put together!
** Just one of the results was a situation where [[spoiler:thanks to incorporating every single type of TimeTravel, you can't say if it is AlwaysIdenticalTwins, AlternateSelf, IdenticalGrandson, GenerationXerox, CloningBlues, MyOwnGrampa, TangledFamilyTree, EveryoneIsRelated or a blow your brain combo of all of these put together simultaneously!]]
** And now look what's happened! After overdosing on this trope, things have reached a point where, now that both ''[[TsubasaReservoirChronicle Tsubasa]]'' & ''Manga/XxxHolic'' have ended, even WordOfGod has admitted that [[HoistByHisOwnPetard they too are rather confused over how everything turned out and want to re-read it]].
*** With ''Manga/XxxHolic'' starting up again, who knows if it will bring some sense of coherency to this mess, or just further add to it.

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* MindScrew: Deserves a special award! Their [[TsubasaReservoirChronicle latest]] [[Manga/XxxHolic works]] have taken it UpToEleven frying brain cells across their fandom and leaving a probable legacy of several decades worth of forum discussions, all of which add to the confusion even more. Trying to trace the law of causality after a case of [[spoiler: NiceJobBreakingItHero]] would cause more brain damage than the combined screws of Quantum Mechanics, Relativity, and Superstring Theory put together!
** Just one of the results was a situation where [[spoiler:thanks to incorporating every single type of TimeTravel, you can't say if it is AlwaysIdenticalTwins, AlternateSelf, IdenticalGrandson, GenerationXerox, CloningBlues, MyOwnGrampa, TangledFamilyTree, EveryoneIsRelated or a blow your brain combo of all of these put together simultaneously!]]
** And now look what's happened!
After overdosing on this trope, things have reached a point where, now that both ''[[TsubasaReservoirChronicle Tsubasa]]'' & ''Manga/XxxHolic'' have ended, even WordOfGod has admitted that [[HoistByHisOwnPetard they too are rather confused over how everything turned out and want to re-read it]].
*** With ''Manga/XxxHolic'' starting up again, who knows ** Trying to trace the law of causality after a case of NiceJobBreakingItHero would cause more brain damage than the combined screws of Quantum Mechanics, Relativity, and Superstring Theory put together!
** Just one of the results was a situation where thanks to incorporating every single type of TimeTravel, you can't say
if it will bring some sense is AlwaysIdenticalTwins, AlternateSelf, IdenticalGrandson, GenerationXerox, CloningBlues, MyOwnGrampa, TangledFamilyTree, EveryoneIsRelated or a blow your brain combo of coherency to this mess, or just further add to it. all of these put together simultaneously!
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