History Fridge / TengenToppaGurrenLagann

25th Dec '16 4:39:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* Notice that when Kamina takes off his TriangleShades, he doesn't look as awesome as he does with them on. Later, we find out that his {{Crazy Awesome}}ness and {{Badass}}itude [[spoiler: was all a mask; he was every bit as scared as everyone else. He puts on his Badass Facade (Note to self: make that a trope) to encourage everybody to not give up hope.]] So when he puts on his shades, he is literally and figuratively putting on a mask of awesomeness to inspire everybody into giving their all. This is two fold: Kamina was never meant to be the greatest hero in the series but [[spoiler: the inspiration to forge the Team Gurren and Simon. If Simon is the digger who would pierce the heaven, Kamina ''is the drill'' which would pierce it]] and to show how humanity ''should'' be: Broken, imperfect and sometimes stupid, but always striving to be better and never giving up, no matter what.

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* Notice that when Kamina takes off his TriangleShades, he doesn't look as awesome as he does with them on. Later, we find out that his {{Crazy Awesome}}ness and {{Badass}}itude Badassitude [[spoiler: was all a mask; he was every bit as scared as everyone else. He puts on his Badass Facade (Note to self: make that a trope) to encourage everybody to not give up hope.]] So when he puts on his shades, he is literally and figuratively putting on a mask of awesomeness to inspire everybody into giving their all. This is two fold: Kamina was never meant to be the greatest hero in the series but [[spoiler: the inspiration to forge the Team Gurren and Simon. If Simon is the digger who would pierce the heaven, Kamina ''is the drill'' which would pierce it]] and to show how humanity ''should'' be: Broken, imperfect and sometimes stupid, but always striving to be better and never giving up, no matter what.
11th Nov '16 11:24:19 PM Knightofbalance
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* A bit of Fridge [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Funny]]. Both Kamina and Simon are considered two of the manliest men in mecha anime, if not all of fiction. This is hilarious to anyone who has seen ''Anime/GunBuster'' because they know that these two testosterone-filled men of manly spirit...are based off of girls. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer No jokes.]]
15th Aug '16 9:39:23 PM Knightofbalance
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*** While this could just be Gainax being Gainax, this could also be done for an artistic purpose: Each form is the show itself daring to match the sheer scale of it's predecessors, culmanting in the show's unique transformation, the Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

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*** While this could just be Gainax being Gainax, this could also be done for an artistic purpose: Each form is the show itself daring to match the sheer scale of it's predecessors, culmanting in the show's unique transformation, the Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
Lagann, im which it hjas become it''s own entity.
* Look at the shape of the Anti-Spiral's drills and Team Dai-Gurren's: One is conical in shape and the other is spiraled. Why? Because the Anti=Spiral is incapable of evoloving or changing, thus kit stays at the same size, wheres Team Dai-Gurren is capable of evolving and growing stronger, thus they spiral out.
25th Jul '16 12:28:56 PM Knightofbalance
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* As stated on the [[ShoutOut/TenegnToopaGurrenLagann Shout-Out]] page, each form of Gurren Lagann is related to a previous mecha show:

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* As stated on the [[ShoutOut/TenegnToopaGurrenLagann [[TenegnToopaGurrenLagann/ShoutOut Shout-Out]] page, each form of Gurren Lagann is related to a previous mecha show:



** Arc Gurren Lagann shares more than a passing resemblance to the ''Anime/GaiGaoGar'' mech.

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** Arc Gurren Lagann shares more than a passing resemblance to the ''Anime/GaiGaoGar'' ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' mech.
25th Jul '16 12:27:39 PM Knightofbalance
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* As stated on the [[ShoutOut/TenegnToopaGurrenLagann Shout-Out]] page, each form of Gurren Lagann is related to a previous mecha show:
** Lagann itself is very much like Canti from ''Anime/FLCL'' being a red mech with a weird face that draws it's power fro it's pilot, a young boy.
** Gurren Lagann can be considered the incarnation of the lighter aspects of Eva Unit 01 from... ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' with it being piloted by a young boy inside it's head, being mentally connected with the pilot and being a common connection with a person from their respective pilot's past that heavily influence them. Likewise, Lordgenome's mech Lazgennan [[spoiler: Another Lagann type mech]] represents it's darker aspects and being very similar to the weapon that the heroes use.
** Arc Gurren Lagann shares more than a passing resemblance to the ''Anime/GaiGaoGar'' mech.
** Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann looks very much like ''Anime/GunBuster'', was introduced after the death of someone close to the main character and even is introduced in the [[BadassArmfold Gainax Pose.]]
** As stated on the SHout-out page, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is a friendlier version of the Getter Emperor being a nigh-unstoppable force of awesome that can be downright terrifying.
*** While this could just be Gainax being Gainax, this could also be done for an artistic purpose: Each form is the show itself daring to match the sheer scale of it's predecessors, culmanting in the show's unique transformation, the Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
29th May '16 9:18:25 AM Discar
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** Worse, all of the Laganns in the Spiral Graveyard weren't from Lordgenome's rebellion, but from countless other Spiral races who successfully overthrew their own Spiral Kings, stopped their moons from falling, and even discovered the Anti-Spirals' dimension (which Lordgenome failed at) -- [[AllForNothing only to die at either the Death Spiral Machine or the multidimensional labyrinth]].

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** Worse, all * All of the Laganns in the Spiral Graveyard weren't from Lordgenome's rebellion, but from countless other Spiral races who successfully overthrew their own Spiral Kings, stopped their moons from falling, and even discovered the Anti-Spirals' dimension (which Lordgenome failed at) -- [[AllForNothing only to die at either the Death Spiral Machine or the multidimensional labyrinth]].
29th May '16 9:07:20 AM BrendanRizzo
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* Spiral Energy is almost identical to Creator/{{Henri Bergson}}'s ''élan vital''.


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** Worse, all of the Laganns in the Spiral Graveyard weren't from Lordgenome's rebellion, but from countless other Spiral races who successfully overthrew their own Spiral Kings, stopped their moons from falling, and even discovered the Anti-Spirals' dimension (which Lordgenome failed at) -- [[AllForNothing only to die at either the Death Spiral Machine or the multidimensional labyrinth]].
23rd Mar '16 9:01:12 AM Peteman
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* More Fridge Sadness, but despite how awesome Lordgenome's skills were, when you think about it, his war with the Anti-Spirals was not particularly successful. He mentions how they couldn't find the Anti-Spirals' homeworld in his time. Given the massive Spiral graveyard they encounter in the homeworld's space, that would imply that lots of Spiral warriors managed to invade, albeit unsuccessfully.
20th Aug '15 1:04:32 PM jahman
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* Since Simon happens to be omnipotent, even if he doesn't use his power to bring back those he lost, his power suggest that he could also see them again in other ways, plus there a saying "Death is only the beginning" meaning that Nia and the others may be alive in others ways and eventually Simon will see them all again.

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* Since Simon happens to be omnipotent, even if he doesn't use his power to bring back those he lost, his power suggest that he could also see them again in other ways, plus there there's a saying "Death is only the beginning" meaning that Nia and the others may be alive in others ways and eventually Simon will see them all again.
21st Jul '15 7:18:37 PM Discar
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