History DarkerThanBlack / SeasonTwoTropes

6th Jun '18 12:25:25 AM Seraphine
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* FanNickname:
** Goran, the FSB agent in Season 2 [[spoiler:who gets offed by April within minutes of appearing]] is affectionately referred to as "Burger-kun" due to his remuneration of eating burgers.
** Also known as "Russian Burger Flash Running Into Trees", mirroring Hei's "Chinese Electric Batman" and referencing Goran's lack of RequiredSecondaryPowers.
** ''Japanese Lesbian Catwoman'' for Mina Hazuki due to her powers and remuneration of [[IntimateHealing having to kiss men]], [[DoesNotLikeMen one which she is not happy with at all]], since, [[CaptainObvious obviously, she has only women on her menu]].
** Hobo Hei - Thanks to WildHair and PermaStubble.
** It's only on one site, AFAIK, but the anime blog, [[http://randomc.animeblogger.net/ Random Curiosity]] calls Kirihara's boss "Mr. Manga/{{Golgo 13}}" on account of the similar appearance of the characters.
*** In fact, he's an almost perfectt {{expy}} of Duke Togo, and RC isn't alone in noticing it.



* GloriousMotherRussia: Averted: not only are there no bears on the streets, but the school, class-rooms and lifting the chairs got one Russian troper nostalgic... Background artists even took pains to faithfully reproduce Russian signs and words (with some mistakes, sure, but these are minimal).

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* GloriousMotherRussia: Averted: not only are there no bears on the streets, but the school, class-rooms class-rooms, and lifting the chairs got one Russian troper nostalgic...is an accurate portrayal of how school life looks in Russia. Background artists even took pains to faithfully reproduce Russian signs and words (with some mistakes, sure, but these are minimal).



*** This troper was able to visit some of those locations while on her exchange program in Japan. [[http://community.livejournal.com/darker_than/239323.html Here]] [[http://community.livejournal.com/darker_than/257815.html are]] her pics. Also, for those who can understand Russian, there's [[http://www.russelldjones.ru this site]] (the webmaster of this site has translated some of this troper's notes/comments into Russian; even better, he has pics of the locations in Russia.]]



* InternetBackDraft: There are two main camps. One that says that the second season is awful and should not be even considered, and another that says that it's perfectly fine despite its shortcomings. However both sides will usually agree that the ending was one of the most rushed endings in anime history.



** Also, "[[FanNickname Burger-kun]]" in the first episode, when he realizes he's going TooFastToStop.

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** Also, "[[FanNickname Burger-kun]]" Goran in the first episode, when he realizes he's going TooFastToStop.



* ShoutOut: The stock footage of Suou releasing her gun is remarkably similar to ''Anime/PrincessTutu'''s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLWxJ2OvfK4 transformation sequence]]. Both have [[TransformationSequence lack of clothing]], a single long braid of red hair, similar positions, and a dark background.
** And the GainaxEnding includes a brief segment showing [[spoiler:the teenage protagonist in an ideal world where her family is normal and happy and she doesn't have to worry about anything more extreme than getting to school late.]] Something tells me the creators like Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion...

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The stock footage of Suou releasing her gun is remarkably similar to ''Anime/PrincessTutu'''s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLWxJ2OvfK4 transformation sequence]]. Both have [[TransformationSequence lack of clothing]], a single long braid of red hair, similar positions, and a dark background.
** And the GainaxEnding includes a brief segment showing [[spoiler:the teenage protagonist in an ideal world where her family is normal and happy and she doesn't have to worry about anything more extreme than getting to school late.]] Something tells me the creators like Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion...''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''...
16th Aug '17 12:55:25 PM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Shotacon}}:
** Apparently, little boy Dolls are very popular in-universe. [[{{Squick}} Yeeeesh.]] And considering [[spoiler:what's-her-name had been examining July while he was ''naked'',]] no, there ISN'T a non-horrifying way to interpret that.
** Genma, of course.
12th Aug '17 3:37:45 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Lolicon}}: Where to start? Many, many shots of an unclothed junior high girl, Hei's groping act, and most recently, having said girl [[WaxOnWaxOff belly-dance in front of store windows]] to "train her abdominal muscles." Is that how Hei got so ripped?
** In Hei's defense, despite [[TookALevelInJerkass his general jackassery in the second season]], the groping was accidental, since he thought she was Shion at that point.
** Also, the belly-dancing thing would've been much creepy... if it hadn't been so [[RefugeInAudacity random to the point of hilarity.]]
*** Believe it or not, movements like those are actually a traditional Chinese method of improving your abdominal muscle, posture, and balance.
** And she has a creepy stalker who's being played as a DoggedNiceGuy despite being at least 5 years older than her. Ew?



* StalkingIsLove: Norio, who even gets called out by his friends as a {{lolicon}} and ''still'' gets portrayed as a DoggedNiceGuy.

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* StalkingIsLove: Norio, who even gets called out by his friends as a {{lolicon}} paedophile and ''still'' gets portrayed as a DoggedNiceGuy.
9th Jul '17 8:51:20 AM nombretomado
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* SmallGirlBigGun: The second season OP prominently features Suou wielding a [[WorldWarTwo WWII]] PTRD ''antitank'' rifle. It's 2 meters long, weighs 18 kilograms, uses 14.5x114 cartridges[[note]]heavy machinegun caliber, [[http://world.guns.ru/ammo/am03-e.htm 1.5x-2.5x energy of .50 Browning]] depending on the type[[/note]], and has a huge [[LawOfInverseRecoil recoil]] despite the ginormous muzzle brake. The only people who shoot it from the hands in RealLife (there were a couple) looked like [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Space Marines]]. [[spoiler:Suou gaining the Contractor power to materialize this beast and swing it around without regard to weight or recoil is pretty hilarious. The RuleOfCool is a wonderful thing.]]

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* SmallGirlBigGun: The second season OP prominently features Suou wielding a [[WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]] PTRD ''antitank'' rifle. It's 2 meters long, weighs 18 kilograms, uses 14.5x114 cartridges[[note]]heavy machinegun caliber, [[http://world.guns.ru/ammo/am03-e.htm 1.5x-2.5x energy of .50 Browning]] depending on the type[[/note]], and has a huge [[LawOfInverseRecoil recoil]] despite the ginormous muzzle brake. The only people who shoot it from the hands in RealLife (there were a couple) looked like [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Space Marines]]. [[spoiler:Suou gaining the Contractor power to materialize this beast and swing it around without regard to weight or recoil is pretty hilarious. The RuleOfCool is a wonderful thing.]]
24th Dec '16 8:11:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Lolicon}}: Where to start? Many, many shots of an unclothed junior high girl, Hei's groping act, and most recently, having said girl [[WaxOnWaxOff belly-dance in front of store windows]] to "train her abdominal muscles." Is that how Hei got so [[BadAss ripped]]?

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* {{Lolicon}}: Where to start? Many, many shots of an unclothed junior high girl, Hei's groping act, and most recently, having said girl [[WaxOnWaxOff belly-dance in front of store windows]] to "train her abdominal muscles." Is that how Hei got so [[BadAss ripped]]?ripped?
20th Aug '15 11:42:53 AM HighCrate
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* EyeScream: When the FragileSpeedster ran through a rain which killed him because of inertia, the last thing he saw was a raindrop. Very, very close to his eye. Thank goodness for the GoryDiscretionShot.

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* EyeScream: EyeScream:
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When the FragileSpeedster ran through a rain which killed him because of inertia, the last thing he saw was a raindrop. Very, very close to his eye. Thank goodness for the GoryDiscretionShot.



** The series is generally [[ShownTheirWork one of the best-researched in this aspect]], as this [[http://community.livejournal.com/dtb2_in_russian/ LJ community]] might attest.

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** The series is generally [[ShownTheirWork [[ShowingTheirWork one of the best-researched in this aspect]], as this [[http://community.livejournal.com/dtb2_in_russian/ LJ community]] might attest.



** The ending gave us the title translated into Russian, but with some letters mixed up and a few missing. Guess what? The next episode they CORRECTED it. ShownTheirWork indeed!

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** The ending gave us the title translated into Russian, but with some letters mixed up and a few missing. Guess what? The next episode they CORRECTED it. ShownTheirWork ShowingTheirWork indeed!
10th Jul '15 6:05:33 AM Willbyr
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** It's only on one site, AFAIK, but the anime blog, [[http://randomc.animeblogger.net/ Random Curiosity]] calls Kirihara's boss "Mr. {{Golgo 13}}" on account of the similar appearance of the characters.

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** It's only on one site, AFAIK, but the anime blog, [[http://randomc.animeblogger.net/ Random Curiosity]] calls Kirihara's boss "Mr. {{Golgo Manga/{{Golgo 13}}" on account of the similar appearance of the characters.



** The way Kobayashi poses in the end of the series with the custom [=M16A2=] rifle [[Manga/{{Golgo13}} is too reminiscent of Golgo 13.]]

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** The way Kobayashi poses in the end of the series with the custom [=M16A2=] rifle [[Manga/{{Golgo13}} [[Manga/{{Golgo 13}} is too reminiscent of Golgo 13.]]
14th Apr '15 4:44:25 PM nombretomado
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Non-character trope listings for ''DarkerThanBlack: Gemini of the Meteor''.

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Non-character trope listings for ''DarkerThanBlack: ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack: Gemini of the Meteor''.
28th Mar '14 6:44:45 PM Larkmarn
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* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: The circumstances behind Aprils defeat of Goran fit this. The conditions were ideal for her, as were her opponent's powers.

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* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: The circumstances behind Aprils April's defeat of Goran fit this. The conditions were ideal for her, as were her opponent's powers.


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* TooDumbToLive: Goran. He has a Flash Step and nothing else. Even if he didn't effectively kill himself, he's completely without offense, as he can't punch someone without causing as much damage to himself.
20th Jan '14 1:04:28 PM LongLiveHumour
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** In an {{Omake}} chapter in the {{interquel}}, Tanya mentions ''{{Ratatouille}}'' as an excuse for why someone with the ability to summon swarms of cockroaches should be allowed to cook. No one else is convinced.

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** In an {{Omake}} chapter in the {{interquel}}, Tanya mentions ''{{Ratatouille}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'' as an excuse for why someone with the ability to summon swarms of cockroaches should be allowed to cook. No one else is convinced.
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