History Franchise / LyricalNanoha

12th Mar '17 11:17:22 PM Gamermaster
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* WorldOfActionGirls: Despite male mages shown to exist in the Nanoha universe the vast majority of characters are female (who kick a lot of ass) and the few male mages shown in the series tend to be DemotedToExtra. By the time that ''[[=Vivid=]]'' roles around you would be hard pressed to find a single male character who wasn't already introduced in previous instalments.

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* WorldOfActionGirls: Despite male mages shown to exist in the Nanoha universe the vast majority of characters are female (who kick a lot of ass) and the few male mages shown in the series tend to be DemotedToExtra. By the time that ''[[=Vivid=]]'' ''[=ViVid=]'' roles around you would be hard pressed to find a single male character who wasn't already introduced in previous instalments.installments.
2nd Mar '17 8:08:40 AM NubianSatyress
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* VariantPowerCopying: This is actually the default way of "copying" other mages' spells; instead of taking spell formulas over verbatim, a mage usually adapts one of their own spells to emulate the effects of the one they want to learn. Two of Nanoha's students, for instance, have "inherited" her signature spells, but Subaru's Divine Buster is an extremely close range version of the original (long-ranged) spell, while Teana's Starlight Breaker is essentially her own Crossfire Shoot boosted with Nanoha's mana-gathering technique.
13th Feb '17 9:31:55 AM morenohijazo
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* OnlyFleshIsSafe: Mid-Childan combat magic is like this: you'd think that an energy beam that can pierce through layers upon layers of heavy spaceship armor would vaporize bare flesh instantly, but no, it merely knocks the target unconscious with not so much as a burn. Most cuts and bruises the characters sustain in combat actually come from secondary sources, like being slammed into a wall or caught under falling debris.
16th Jan '17 10:27:49 AM DustSnitch
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The series has a rather unusual production history. Nanoha first started as a TokenMiniMoe in a certain [[{{Eroge}} H-game]] named ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'', part of a trilogy of such H-games. She was a very minor character, but proved popular enough to eventually get a mini SpinOff game where she becomes a typical [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickeningly sweet]] MagicalGirl. A few years later they decided to make an anime based on that, and so ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha'' was born. Said series proceeded to [[MixAndMatch throw in]] a bunch of tropes that would be more associated with HumongousMecha shows for good measure, simply because a production crew member noted that Nanoha's [[GiantPoofySleeves costume design]] made her look like a [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gundam]]. From there on she went on to become one of the most {{Badass}} {{Magical Girl}}s yet to have existed.

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The series has a rather unusual production history. Nanoha first started as a TokenMiniMoe in a certain [[{{Eroge}} H-game]] named ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'', part of a trilogy of such H-games. She was a very minor character, but proved popular enough to eventually get a mini SpinOff game where she becomes a typical [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickeningly sweet]] MagicalGirl. A few years later they decided to make an anime based on that, and so ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha'' was born. Said series proceeded to [[MixAndMatch throw in]] a bunch of tropes that would be more associated with HumongousMecha shows for good measure, simply because a production crew member noted that Nanoha's [[GiantPoofySleeves costume design]] made her look like a [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gundam]]. From there on she went on to become one of the most {{Badass}} badass {{Magical Girl}}s yet to have existed.
28th Dec '16 6:28:21 PM Gamermaster
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* DarkerAndEdgier: The series is gradually slipping into this as the franchise wears on. Well, the main continuity is anyway, the movies and games keep the tone consistent with the anime, and the [[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid spinoff]] [[NanohaInnocent manga]] go [[LighterAndSofter the opposite way.]]

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The series is gradually slipping into this as the franchise wears on. Well, the main continuity is anyway, the movies and games keep the tone consistent with the anime, and the [[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid spinoff]] [[NanohaInnocent [[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaINNOCENT manga]] go [[LighterAndSofter the opposite way.]]



* RecurringElement: Every season will have a "girl with sad eyes" which the heroes will save from their own unhappiness. With the exception of [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Reinforce]], they've all been Fate [[{{Expy}} Expies]].

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* RecurringElement: Every season will have a "girl with sad eyes" which the heroes will save from their own unhappiness. With the exception of They're ususally {{Dark Magical Girl}}s, but there have been [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Reinforce]], they've all been Fate [[{{Expy}} Expies]].some]] [[AudioPlay/StrikersSoundStageX exceptions]].
25th Dec '16 12:01:23 PM Gamermaster
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* SequelEscalation: Between the four anime series, the stage just gets bigger and bigger. However, ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' and later series consciously averted the ''DragonBall'' method of power-level inflation; in ''[=StrikerS=]'' and ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'', the Riot Force 6 elites (Nanoha, Fate, Hayate and Signum) are the strongest mages in the story, and their opponents are dangerous because of new capabilities and tactics rather than greater raw power.
** The stakes arguably get smaller with series, from "disrupt all dimensional travel" to "destroy this backwater planet" to "possible political coup with a city held hostage" to "good-natured tween martial arts tournament" in ViVid, even as the cast explodes yet again.

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* SequelEscalation: Between the four three main anime series, the stage just gets bigger and bigger. However, ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' and later series consciously averted the ''DragonBall'' method of power-level inflation; in ''[=StrikerS=]'' and ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'', the Riot Force 6 elites (Nanoha, Fate, Hayate and Signum) are the strongest mages in the story, and their opponents are dangerous because of new capabilities and tactics rather than greater raw power.
** The stakes arguably get smaller with series, from "disrupt all dimensional travel" to "destroy this backwater planet" to "possible political coup with a city held hostage" to "good-natured tween teen martial arts tournament" in ViVid, ''[=ViVid=]'', even as the cast explodes yet again.



* TechnologyPorn: With the exception of ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid ViVid]]'', the {{Transformation Sequence}}s focus just as much time on the individual components of the Devices snapping together in place as it does [[MaleGaze on the characters themselves]]. Every time a Device [[SwissArmyWeapon switches forms]], it will dominate the screen while it goes through the process. ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'' takes this further by having a mini feature devoted entirely to new weapons and armor designs.

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* TechnologyPorn: With the exception of ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid ViVid]]'', ViVid]]'' and ''Anime/VividStrike'', the {{Transformation Sequence}}s focus just as much time on the individual components of the Devices snapping together in place as it does [[MaleGaze on the characters themselves]]. Every time a Device [[SwissArmyWeapon switches forms]], it will dominate the screen while it goes through the process. ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'' takes this further by having a mini feature devoted entirely to new weapons and armor designs.
18th Dec '16 12:07:14 PM mindstalk
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* SequelEscalation: Between the three anime series, the stage just gets bigger and bigger. However, ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' and later series consciously averted the ''DragonBall'' method of power-level inflation; in ''[=StrikerS=]'' and ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'', the Riot Force 6 elites (Nanoha, Fate, Hayate and Signum) are the strongest mages in the story, and their opponents are dangerous because of new capabilities and tactics rather than greater raw power.
** The stakes arguably get smaller with series, from "disrupt all dimensional travel" to "destroy this backwater planet" to "possible political coup with a city held hostage" to "good-natured martial arts tournament" in ViVid, even as the cast explodes yet again.

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* SequelEscalation: Between the three four anime series, the stage just gets bigger and bigger. However, ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' and later series consciously averted the ''DragonBall'' method of power-level inflation; in ''[=StrikerS=]'' and ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'', the Riot Force 6 elites (Nanoha, Fate, Hayate and Signum) are the strongest mages in the story, and their opponents are dangerous because of new capabilities and tactics rather than greater raw power.
** The stakes arguably get smaller with series, from "disrupt all dimensional travel" to "destroy this backwater planet" to "possible political coup with a city held hostage" to "good-natured tween martial arts tournament" in ViVid, even as the cast explodes yet again.
18th Dec '16 12:04:56 PM mindstalk
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** The stakes arguably get smaller with series, from "disrupt all dimensional travel" to "destroy this backwater planet" to "possible political coup with a city held hostage".

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** The stakes arguably get smaller with series, from "disrupt all dimensional travel" to "destroy this backwater planet" to "possible political coup with a city held hostage".hostage" to "good-natured martial arts tournament" in ViVid, even as the cast explodes yet again.
18th Dec '16 12:02:08 PM mindstalk
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** Possibly complicated by the fact that many of them start service around age 10, so the 20 year old has 10 years of service already.
10th Dec '16 2:14:36 PM Gamermaster
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* DenouementEpisode: This is pretty much standard procedure. Every season normally has it's climax on the penultimate episode and devotes almost the entire finale to wrapping up the loose ends (along with an epilogue in ''A's'' and ''[=StrikerS=]''.

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* DenouementEpisode: This is pretty much standard procedure. Every season normally has it's climax on the penultimate episode and devotes almost the entire finale to wrapping up the loose ends (along with an epilogue in ''A's'' and ''[=StrikerS=]''.''[=StrikerS=]'').
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