History EstablishingCharacterMoment / AnimeAndManga

22nd Sep '16 9:32:37 PM Argon2
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** The audience gets to know the kind of person [[VillainProtagonist Light]] becomes when we learn that in the time between acquiring the Death Note, and meeting Ryuk, he's already written ''pages'' of names within the Note, knowing that they're all dead by his hand. And then he proclaims his plans to use the Death Note to become [[AGodAmI "God of the New World"]].

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** The audience gets to know the kind of person [[VillainProtagonist Light]] becomes when we learn that in the time between acquiring the Death Note, Note and meeting Ryuk, he's already written ''pages'' of names within the Note, knowing that they're all dead by his hand. And then he proclaims his plans to use the Death Note to become [[AGodAmI "God of the New World"]].



* In the framing story of ''Anime/{{Danganronpa}} 3: Despair'', Chisa watches a film of herself being brutally murdered and idly comments on it while eating popcorn. Then she excitedly realizes that it's just like an scene in one of her favorite movies. [[GenkiGirl Chisa]] [[{{Badass}} Yukizome]], everybody.

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* In the framing story of ''Anime/{{Danganronpa}} 3: Despair'', 3'':
** In the framing story of ''Despair'',
Chisa watches a film of herself being brutally murdered and idly comments on it while eating popcorn. Then she excitedly realizes that it's just like an scene in one of her favorite movies. [[GenkiGirl Chisa]] [[{{Badass}} Yukizome]], everybody.everybody.
** In ''Future'', Munakata deliberately arrives late to a meeting between Foundation leaders as a way of showing disdain for their commander, and coldly orders the squabbling leaders to act more professional.
** Sakakura beats up a handcuffed man who's been accused of treason ('''not''' proven to have committed it) and has to be called off by other people.
22nd Sep '16 6:52:22 PM Valiona
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** Tomas reads aloud a letter from an MLS agent to his wife, which Tomas stole after killing the man, and [[KickTheDog derisively refers to it as drivel]]. This nicely establishes how he's one of the nastier antagonists, who makes [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Goryo]] seem like a decent human being in comparison.



** In the scene where Fairy Tail guild master Makarov is introduced, he scolds the members for the huge number of complaints regarding their reckless behaviour that he has received from the council, and ''immediately'' proceeds to burn away all those complaint letters and tells the members not to care about the council.

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** In the scene where Fairy Tail guild master Makarov is introduced, he scolds the members for the huge number of complaints regarding their reckless behaviour that he has received from the council, and ''immediately'' proceeds to burn away all those complaint letters and tells the members not to care about the council. Said scene also serves as one for the respective members, establishing some of their quirks- Cana's drinking habit, Loke's womanizing, Gray's stripping and Elfman's obsession with manliness.



** Brandish Mu of the Spriggan 12 is introduced complaining about how the fight between Marin, one of her subordinates, and the Fairy Tail wizards, resulted in the destruction of a food stand she wanted to visit. When Marin complains and insists that she help take care of the Fairy Tail mages, she shrinks him (someone who'd previously been at an advantage against the entire group) and the entire island, showing that she has her quirks, but she's not to be trifled with.



** Maho's moment comes in Episode 5 when she tells Erika to [[spoiler:fly Mako to the hospital so she can see her grandmother]], and justifies her decision by saying that doing so is also part of tankery. This not only shows her kinder side, but also her belief that adherence to a SeriousBusiness ideology of tankery and acts of kindness are not mutually exclusive, especially not when [[spoiler:she is motivated to live up to the expectations for her as Nishizumi Heir out of a desire to allow Miho to live and do tankery her own way]].

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** Maho's moment comes in Episode 5 6 when she tells Erika to [[spoiler:fly Mako to the hospital so she can see her grandmother]], and justifies her decision by saying that doing so is also part of tankery. This not only shows her kinder side, but also her belief that adherence to a SeriousBusiness ideology of tankery and acts of kindness are not mutually exclusive, especially not when [[spoiler:she is motivated to live up to the expectations for her as Nishizumi Heir out of a desire to allow Miho to live and do tankery her own way]].
20th Sep '16 8:20:41 PM MsZephy7
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* In ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', Masaru "Kodama" Kodaka's introduced using a sparkler to burn a crab to death, and when he's called out on it, he replies that it's no different from how humans eat meat. This shows he's not only capable of acts of great cruelty, but also of rationalizing said cruelty.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', Masaru "Kodama" Kodaka's introduced using a sparkler to burn a crab to death, and when he's called out on it, he replies that it's no different from how humans eat meat. This shows he's not only capable of acts of great cruelty, but also of rationalizing said cruelty.cruelty.
* Izuku in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' is introduced as a child defending another young boy from some bullies, despite being Quirkless, hopelessly outmatched and terrified.
23rd Aug '16 1:57:47 PM Jgamer
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** Josuke is introduced trying to get over his fear of turtles and letting a bunch of delinquents step all over him, even after they injure the turtle he was trying to touch. Then their leader makes the mistake of [[BerserkButton insulting his]] [[AnimeHair haircut]], whereupon calls out his Stand and uses it to [[BewareTheNiceOnes literally rearrange his face]] and [[CombatMedic heal the turtle]].
17th Aug '16 8:25:46 PM Valiona
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** Her daughter Fate's establishing moment comes in the second drama CD, when she forms a familiar contract (which she'd been studying secretly) in order to save the life of a dying wolf cub she encountered despite knowing little about animals, but leaves the contract open-ended so that the familiar, Arf, won't disappear. This shows that she's somewhat naive, but also a skilled mage who will do anything for those she cares about.



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-----* In ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', Masaru "Kodama" Kodaka's introduced using a sparkler to burn a crab to death, and when he's called out on it, he replies that it's no different from how humans eat meat. This shows he's not only capable of acts of great cruelty, but also of rationalizing said cruelty.
17th Aug '16 7:02:26 AM Argon2
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* In the framing story of ''Anime/{{Danganronpa}} 3: Despair'', Chisa watches a film of herself being brutally murdered and idly comments on it while eating popcorn. Then she excitedly realizes that it's just like an scene in one of her favorite movies. [[GenkiGirl Chisa]] [[{{Badass}} Yukizome]], everybody.
2nd Aug '16 1:43:01 PM Willbyr
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* Koichi Shidou of ''HighschoolOfTheDead'' first appears to be a well meaning teacher concerned for the safety of his students. But when one of said students breaks his ankle and pleads for help, Shidou responds "Oh well, that's it for you!" and ''stomps him on the face'' before casually walking away and leaving the boy as zombie food. [[{{Jerkass}} What a dick!]]

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* Koichi Shidou of ''HighschoolOfTheDead'' ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'' first appears to be a well meaning teacher concerned for the safety of his students. But when one of said students breaks his ankle and pleads for help, Shidou responds "Oh well, that's it for you!" and ''stomps him on the face'' before casually walking away and leaving the boy as zombie food. [[{{Jerkass}} What a dick!]]
28th Jul '16 9:41:09 AM TheSinful
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** [[SmallNameBigEgo Chaka's]] first appearance has him cursing out his girlfriend over the phone during an important meeting then trying to pick a fight with Revy by beating up Rock. Combined with his sloppy purple suit, unkempt beard, and long bleached hair (compared to the others' grey or black suits and clean cut appearance), viewers have everything they need to know he's an unprofessional delinquent who thinks he's hot shit.
11th Jul '16 1:59:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' anime [[ActionPrologue started]] with a mysterious [[RedheadedHero redheaded girl]] angrily escaping from a huge [[strike:shadowy monster]] panda, [[WaifFu dexterously dodging its attacks]] and [[SupernaturalMartialArts countering with a flying kick and an impossible-looking throw]], then loudly complaining about being forced into an ArrangedMarriage (quite rudely in the Japanese version, too) and claiming to be looking for [[IJustWantToBeNormal the cure to]] [[CursedWithAwesome a curse]]. The manga merely delayed it a bit by introducing the Tendo family first, but Ranma's first appearance to the world was very memorable and quickly defined his basic traits to the audience at large. (It also indicated that something [[WeirdnessMagnet very weird]] was about to begin.)

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* The ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' anime [[ActionPrologue started]] with a mysterious [[RedheadedHero redheaded girl]] girl angrily escaping from a huge [[strike:shadowy monster]] panda, [[WaifFu dexterously dodging its attacks]] and [[SupernaturalMartialArts countering with a flying kick and an impossible-looking throw]], then loudly complaining about being forced into an ArrangedMarriage (quite rudely in the Japanese version, too) and claiming to be looking for [[IJustWantToBeNormal the cure to]] [[CursedWithAwesome a curse]]. The manga merely delayed it a bit by introducing the Tendo family first, but Ranma's first appearance to the world was very memorable and quickly defined his basic traits to the audience at large. (It also indicated that something [[WeirdnessMagnet very weird]] was about to begin.)
24th Apr '16 9:48:31 AM Gamermaster
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** Captain Smoker gets an interesting introductory scene -- a little girl spills her ice cream on him, initially causing him to set his DeathGlare off on her. But rather than snarl at her or KickTheDog he kindly [[PetTheDog offers to buy her a new one]]. This establishes him as a more morally complex character than many of the other Marine characters in ''One Piece'' who doesn't adhere to the Marine's "Absolute Justice" doctrine, and hence mainly serves as a WorthyOpponent later on for the crew.

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** Captain Smoker gets an interesting introductory scene -- a little girl spills her ice cream on him, initially causing him to set his DeathGlare off on her. But rather than snarl at her or KickTheDog he kindly [[PetTheDog offers to buy her a new bigger one]]. This establishes him as a more morally complex character than many of the other Marine characters in ''One Piece'' who doesn't adhere to the Marine's "Absolute Justice" doctrine, and hence mainly serves as a WorthyOpponent later on for the crew.
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