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!!!''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* TakingTheBullet: Subverted. [[spoiler:Yuki doesn't sustain lasting damage shielding Kyon with her own flesh.]]
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Somehow, Kyon in the anime, when thinking or narrating (you can hardly tell the difference between the two). Especially obvious during "Someday in the Rain".
* {{Tanabata}}: One of the festivals the SOS Brigade celebrates in Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody. Also the day when [[spoiler:Haruhi first met Kyon.]]
* TeamMom: [[spoiler:Haruhi]] is actually turning into this, starting around ''Disappearance'', but especially obvious in [[spoiler:the preview chapter of novel 10]].
* {{Technobabble}}: Every time Yuki, Mikuru and Itsuki explain something to Kyon, who normally lampshades it.
* TechnologyPorn: The futuristic videogame "world," with tons of ships and views of torpedoes being loaded everywhere.
* TemporalParadox: Future Mikuru would not have showed her star-shaped breast mole to Kyon as a TrustPassword if Kyon didn't tell Present Mikuru that she had one after Future Mikuru told him, because she didn't even know until Kyon told her.
%%* TemporalSickness
* TemptingFate:
** Or rather, Tempted Fate. [[spoiler: In the infamous "Endless Eight" arc, Koizumi said that Haruhi is so happy and could not possibly do anything horrible. Guess what happens.]]
** "Stop yelling contest over and over. If those words reach Haruhi's sharp ears..." ''[[[DynamicEntry HARUHI KICK!]]]''
** In Kyon's opening narration in the very first episode, he says he just wants a quiet life, passing through high school uneventfully. Then he meets Haruhi...
** Real-life example: When the first Endless Eight episode was aired and it didn't end the plot conclusively like the original novel did several fans jokingly said that there'd be Endless Eight repeating for the whole season. Others jokingly responded that [=KyoAni=] would ''never'' do such a thing. Guess what happens.
** Mikuru almost catches Kyon looking at his [[PornStash folder full of pictures of her]], but he quickly closes the window, thinking smugly that he doesn't make mistakes. Immediately...
--->'''Mikuru:''' Huh? What is this? This MIKURU folder.\\
'''Kyon:''' Gah! I slipped up.
%%* TenLittleMurderVictims: "Remote Island Syndrome".
* TimeTravel: The novels get ''really complex'' about this later.
* TimeyWimeyBall: One of the reasons Kyon hates TimeTravel.
* TheDoorSlamsYou: Kyon happens to be leaning against the clubroom door the first time Haruhi yanks it open. It opens inward, slamming him against the floor rather than the wall. He avoids the door after that.
* TheDulcineaEffect: Kyon's reason for staying initially is to save Yuki and Mikuru from Haruhi[[spoiler:[[UnreliableNarrator —whether he's making up an excuse to do what he wants to do anyway is certainly debatable.]]]]
* TheGlomp: Mikuru does this to Kyon after the Melancholy finale. She then immediately [[AvertedTrope lets go]] because she doesn't want it to happen again..
* ThemeTuneCameo: Kyon's sister hums "''Bouken Desho Desho''" in "Melancholy VI", and Haruhi sings a few lines of "''Hare Hare Yukai''" while stripping Mikuru in "Someday in the Rain".
%%* TheTimeTravellersDilemma
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Early Haruhi hit a fair few points of the criteria for Psychopathy (or similar social disorder), and as far as we know, never gets taken for therapy of any kind, even though she really could have used it. Then again, you could make a decent argument that Kyon is acting as her therapist.
* ThemeNaming:
** Twice called out over Yuki Nagato's name in the books, once in ''Wavering'' and again in ''Indignation''.
** Mikuru's name can be read to mean [[spoiler: "Sees it coming."]]
** Kimidori can be read to mean "green" -- something [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Haruhi-chan''.
** Itsuki means "tree." Mori means "forest."
** There is a large hotel chain in Japan named "Tsuruya" (similar to Hilton or Marriott in the United States).
** Haruhi itself means "spring day" (as in the kind of day that makes one energetic) and can also mean various things depending on what kanji are used.
* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: In ''Sigh'', Kyon actually uses this to [[spoiler:save the world from talking cats, Mikuru Beams and autumnal cherry blossoms]].
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Movie!Asakura's way to vaguely threaten Kyon should he happen to start dating Yuki and not take it seriously. The official English translation in the novel is a bit less threatening ("...if you intend to go out with Nagato, you'd better be serious about it. Or else I won't allow it.")
* ThoseTwoGuys: Taniguchi and Kunikida -- though we see a lot more of Taniguchi.
* TinMan: Subverted with Yuki, who legitimately appears to lack normal human emotions... at least, at first glance.
* TitleDrop: The anime, in episode 8:
-->'''Kyon:''' After that, Haruhi was strangely quiet, and dare I say, a bit melancholy.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Several, including:
** Haruhi (hyperactive GenkiGirl) and Mikuru (shy {{Moe}} personification)
** Haruhi (athletic) and Yuki (bookworm)
** Yuki (BadassBookworm) and Mikuru (TheChick)
** Haruhi (suburbanite) and Tsuruya (TheOjou)
** Tsuruya (SpiritedYoungLady) and Mikuru (closest the SOS Brigade has to a ProperLady)
** Ryoko (proactive alien who plays loose cannon to the Data Overmind) and Yuki (''usually'' a stickler to the Data Overmind's regulations)
* TouchedByVorlons:
** Espers, but if you apply it strictly, then ''every'' super-natural being only exists because [[spoiler: Haruhi created a world like that 3 years ago.]].
** If you believe what Itsuki has to say. [[spoiler: Mikuru's camp seems to have the opposite perspective on the matter.]]
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: Kyon in ''Disappearance.'' Subverted in that [[spoiler:the timeline of the original world has been altered instead of going to another world directly.]]
* TriangRelations: Nagato poses a math puzzle that has Kyon -> Mikuru -> Haruhi -> Kyon in a type 2 and herself and Itsuki towards Kyon in a type 3, or perhaps it was just a dream.
* {{Troperrific}}: Five trope pages and an impressive character sheet. The GenreBusting nature of the series helps.
* TropeOverdosed: Really, it was inevitable.
* TrueCompanions:
** Subverted in the first few novels, at least for a while; neither Itsuki nor Mikuru trust the other fully, if at all, and Yuki warns Kyon not to trust anything any member of the SOS Brigade tells him. Kyon in particular is annoyed by most of the members, particularly Itsuki and Haruhi, and explicitly only cares about Mikuru, and regards Yuki as no more than a part of the furniture. The fact that the entire group has been brought together against their will is often a point of contention, and though Haruhi ''treats'' the group as TrueCompanions, no-one else sees it as such until ''Disappearance''. After that, however, the characters begin to treat each other in a manner that befits the trope, with Itsuki in particular saying he would gladly betray the Organization for the SOS Brigade.
** [[spoiler: The 11th book REALLY showcases this trope, with Itsuki once again being the main one to show it, saying that the SOS Brigade has become a part of him now.]]
* TrueLovesKiss: [[spoiler:Kyon kisses Haruhi to convince her to turn the world back to normal]] -- or at least [[spoiler: give her an interesting [[WillTheyOrWontThey romantic subplot]] with Kyon, keeping her from getting TOO bored]].
* TrustPassword:
** A crowning moment of awesome for Kyon in ''Disappearance'' -- "[[spoiler:I am John Smith.]]"
** There's also "Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody" -- first, Kyon proves himself to three-years-ago!Yuki with a note from present!Yuki. She then proves herself to Kyon -- [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble after synchronizing with herself from three years from then]], Yuki pulls off her glasses as if to say "Yes, Kyon, you don't have a [[{{Meganekko}} glasses fetish]]."
** Adult Asahina attempts to use her mole as a TrustPassword with Kyon. It doesn't quite work. Similarly, in the movie, Kyon tries to use this with younger Asahina, but it doesn't work out either.
** In "The Melancholy of Mikuru Asahina," Kyon says that his option of telling Asahina [[spoiler:his knowledge of her future self]] is a trump card comparable to telling Haruhi that [[spoiler:he is John Smith]].
** Kyon might also be the key to [[spoiler:unsealing Yuki's full power.]] Yuki says she has [[spoiler:willingly sealed off her ability to synchronize, and that she cannot unseal it herself. She says the password to unsealing is in someone else's hands, but doesn't actually say who.]]
* TwelveEpisodeAnime: Plus two, originally. The second season's episodes (also presumably a TwelveEpisodeAnime) are interspersed in the rerun of the first season, making it twenty-eight in total.
* TwiceShy: Kyon and Haruhi eventually have their [[BelligerentSexualTension BST]] turn into this. Itsuki [[LampShadeHanging lampshades]] it in the 10th novel.
* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: The anime-only episode "Someday in the Rain".
* UncannyValleyGirl: [[spoiler:Ryoko Asakura.]]
%%* UnConfession
* UnequalPairing:
** The Kyon x Haruhi pairing [[ShipTease hinted by the series]] comes with a really big double bind: Haruhi can't be Kyon's equal as long as he actively continues to [[LockedOutOfTheLoop deceive her about her true nature]], but Kyon can't be Haruhi's equal if she becomes aware of her true nature.
** The fans who want Kyon with Yuki (also [[ShipTease hinted by the series]]) notice the all-powerful data entity probably doesn't want to see Yuki actually liking someone. SHOCK. And loli-Mikuru can't have any (sex) relations with anyone not from her future.
* UnfamiliarCeiling: ''The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya'' combines this with TimeyWimeyBall. [[spoiler:Kyon wakes up after experiencing being stabbed by Asakura, but by the time he wakes up, the past has been rewritten so that he fell down a set of stairs and hit his head.]]
* UnfazedEveryman: Kyon, quite obviously. He's quite GenreSavvy about it, too, although having a world-changing demiurge as a friend/boss kinda forces him to be.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Mikuru Asahina and by extension everyone except Yuki.
* UnreliableNarrator: Kyon is odd. There are contradictions and quirks in what he says as a narrator and as a person that are just out of place.
* UnreliableVoiceover: Sometimes Kyon's narration is contradicted by what's on the screen, with no reason to doubt that the visuals are anything other than the truth. The best example is in the first chronological episode, when he says he's not interested in Haruhi, despite having just spent several scenes very obviously checking her out.
* UnwantedHarem: It seems like the rest of the SOS Brigade is this to Kyon. [[HoYay Including Itsuki.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: In the 11th novel, when [[spoiler: Fujiwara meets Future!Mikuru ([[LongLostSibling whom he believes to be his older sister]])]] he ''completely loses it''.
* VitriolicBestBuds:
** As Taniguchi said about him and Kunikida, "So I threw him out the window, and that's how we became friends." * Tsuruya laughs*
** Haruhi and Kyon also have this sort of relationship.
** Itsuki and Kyon as well, particularly because they're the only males in the SOS brigade and Itsuki is the most open and talkative compared to Mikuru and Yuki.
* ViewerFriendlyInterface: Averted to extreme detail. The Literature Clubroom computer in ''Disappearance'' is a genuine [[PC98 PC-9821]] running NEC [[MicrosoftWindows Windows 95]], complete with original start-up chime.
* WagerSlave: "You're late! Penalty!"
* WeirdnessCensor:
** It largely seems like nobody who hasn't had the {{Masquerade}} broken for them can connect the dots and notice the weird events that happen around Haruhi for what they are. Events or situations where this is evident:
** Haruhi's herself, of course. Most incredibly in the "Snow Mountain Syndrome" story.
** Many of the supernatural events in ''Sigh'' happen in the presence of Haruhi, Tsuruya, Taniguchi, Kunikida, and in one case '''the whole city''', who either don't notice them or come up with mundane explanations for them (for example, "the fence must be really old" when it breaks in perfect, neat lines due to Mikuru's cutter beam).
** Nagato's performance in "The Day of Sagitarius."
** Nagato's "ventriloquism" in the student movie.
** The SOS Brigade's baseball game -- though the Kamigahara Pirates become superstitious about Kyon's bat.
** Possible exception: [[spoiler:Tsuruya, as seen in Novel 7. She knows that the SOS Brigade isn't normal, but we don't know whether she's figured it out on her own, or whether she's been told.]]
* WhamEpisode: Oh, there's been a ''couple'' so far.
** To start with, ''Melancholy'', part 5. [[spoiler:Now that is how you peel back a masquerade!]]
** The biggest Wham so far, though? ''Disappearance'', entirely, in both book and movie form. It's basically three hours of having your face hit with a sledgehammer over and over -- and you'll love every second of it. By the end of it all, ''everything'' you knew about the universe of the show has been turned on its ear and all previous suppositions are called into question.
** Book 10 pulls this off rather nicely too. It's even '''called''' "The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya". [[spoiler:Fujikawa is trying to give Sasaki Haruhi's power so he can control Sasaki and resurrect his sister--who is an alternate timeline version of Mikuru. Except it completely fails, because ''Haruhi'' saw this coming, split the timeline a week ago, and created an avatar that could consciously wield her powers to save everyone]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Shamisen, the talking cat, appears in episode zero (eleven chronologically) of the 2006 version of the anime, in the opening and ending animations, and nowhere else in that season. It's implied that Kyon takes the cat home with him after the filming incident, but he's never seen at their house in the later episodes (most of which take place [[AnachronicOrder earlier in the year]]). This can be confusing to first-time viewers, who might think of this as clumsy continuity until they figure out the gimmick of the first season. The 2009 version of the series, however, inserts the episode that introduces Shamisen into the proper place in the chronology. Amusingly, the short story that expands on Shamisen is called "What Happened to the Cat?"
* WhenItAllBegan: ''[[ArcWords Three years ago...]]''
* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: The anime's "Endless Eight".
%%* WhoYouGonnaCall: The SOS Brigade.
* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: Despite having [[spoiler:"total data jurisdiction over [the classroom],"]] [[spoiler:Ryoko]] insists on using her military knife to do the deed [[spoiler:when she obviously could've crushed Kyon with flying desks (or done ''anything'' else, really).]]
* WidgetSeries: The widgetiest.
* WifeHusbandry: Time traveling high school boy encourages junior high school girl towards the topics of his interest.
* WomanInWhite: Haruhi during the prologue of "Remote Island Syndrome".
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: After going through nearly 15 and a half thousand of the same 2 weeks, Yuki gains emotions and becomes this. Except that she doesn't destroy the world. She steals Haruhi's powers and {{retcon}}s reality for 1 year, according to the novels, and 3 years and 5 months, according to TheMovie. And she succeeds. And she's stopped by the protagonists. And, for a point in time, there's 4 Kyons and 3 Mikurus.
* TheWorfEffect: Happens to Nagato [[spoiler: with the Sky Canopy Domain, both in '''Snow Mountian''' and '''Surprise''']]
* WrittenSoundEffect: The opening of the new episodes.
* YouDidntAsk : Endless Eight would have been [[IncrediblyLamePun a lot shorter]] if someone just asked Yuki. Justified in that her role is to observe. Subverted when a GenreSavvy Kyon uses this to help solve the ''Remote Island'' mystery. [[spoiler: Itsuki asks [[RobotGirl Yuki]] for a body's temperature to estimate the time of death. Kyon later realizes that she would have just ''told'' them the time of death if asked directly (remember her fortune telling?)...which would have revealed that the person was not actually dead]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Everyone has realistic hair colors, except for the Humanoid Interfaces [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Tsuruya]].
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Yuki is technically only 3 years old, [[spoiler:[[Really700YearsOld until]] "[[GroundhogDayLoop Endless Eight]]" [[Really700YearsOld anyway]]]].
* YourMindMakesItReal: Haruhi can alter reality unknowingly.
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HaruhiSuzumiya/TropesAToE | HaruhiSuzumiya/TropesFToI | HaruhiSuzumiya/TropesJToN | HaruhiSuzumiya/TropesOToS | '''Tropes T to Z''' |
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!!!''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* TakingTheBullet: Subverted. [[spoiler:Yuki doesn't sustain lasting damage shielding Kyon with her own flesh.]]
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Somehow, Kyon in the anime, when thinking or narrating (you can hardly tell the difference between the two). Especially obvious during "Someday in the Rain".
* {{Tanabata}}: One of the festivals the SOS Brigade celebrates in Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody. Also the day when [[spoiler:Haruhi first met Kyon.]]
* TeamMom: [[spoiler:Haruhi]] is actually turning into this, starting around ''Disappearance'', but especially obvious in [[spoiler:the preview chapter of novel 10]].
* {{Technobabble}}: Every time Yuki, Mikuru and Itsuki explain something to Kyon, who normally lampshades it.
* TechnologyPorn: The futuristic videogame "world," with tons of ships and views of torpedoes being loaded everywhere.
* TemporalParadox: Future Mikuru would not have showed her star-shaped breast mole to Kyon as a TrustPassword if Kyon didn't tell Present Mikuru that she had one after Future Mikuru told him, because she didn't even know until Kyon told her.
%%* TemporalSickness
* TemptingFate:
** Or rather, Tempted Fate. [[spoiler: In the infamous "Endless Eight" arc, Koizumi said that Haruhi is so happy and could not possibly do anything horrible. Guess what happens.]]
** "Stop yelling contest over and over. If those words reach Haruhi's sharp ears..." ''[[[DynamicEntry HARUHI KICK!]]]''
** In Kyon's opening narration in the very first episode, he says he just wants a quiet life, passing through high school uneventfully. Then he meets Haruhi...
** Real-life example: When the first Endless Eight episode was aired and it didn't end the plot conclusively like the original novel did several fans jokingly said that there'd be Endless Eight repeating for the whole season. Others jokingly responded that [=KyoAni=] would ''never'' do such a thing. Guess what happens.
** Mikuru almost catches Kyon looking at his [[PornStash folder full of pictures of her]], but he quickly closes the window, thinking smugly that he doesn't make mistakes. Immediately...
--->'''Mikuru:''' Huh? What is this? This MIKURU folder.\\
'''Kyon:''' Gah! I slipped up.
%%* TenLittleMurderVictims: "Remote Island Syndrome".
* TimeTravel: The novels get ''really complex'' about this later.
* TimeyWimeyBall: One of the reasons Kyon hates TimeTravel.
* TheDoorSlamsYou: Kyon happens to be leaning against the clubroom door the first time Haruhi yanks it open. It opens inward, slamming him against the floor rather than the wall. He avoids the door after that.
* TheDulcineaEffect: Kyon's reason for staying initially is to save Yuki and Mikuru from Haruhi[[spoiler:[[UnreliableNarrator —whether he's making up an excuse to do what he wants to do anyway is certainly debatable.]]]]
* TheGlomp: Mikuru does this to Kyon after the Melancholy finale. She then immediately [[AvertedTrope lets go]] because she doesn't want it to happen again..
* ThemeTuneCameo: Kyon's sister hums "''Bouken Desho Desho''" in "Melancholy VI", and Haruhi sings a few lines of "''Hare Hare Yukai''" while stripping Mikuru in "Someday in the Rain".
%%* TheTimeTravellersDilemma
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Early Haruhi hit a fair few points of the criteria for Psychopathy (or similar social disorder), and as far as we know, never gets taken for therapy of any kind, even though she really could have used it. Then again, you could make a decent argument that Kyon is acting as her therapist.
* ThemeNaming:
** Twice called out over Yuki Nagato's name in the books, once in ''Wavering'' and again in ''Indignation''.
** Mikuru's name can be read to mean [[spoiler: "Sees it coming."]]
** Kimidori can be read to mean "green" -- something [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Haruhi-chan''.
** Itsuki means "tree." Mori means "forest."
** There is a large hotel chain in Japan named "Tsuruya" (similar to Hilton or Marriott in the United States).
** Haruhi itself means "spring day" (as in the kind of day that makes one energetic) and can also mean various things depending on what kanji are used.
* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: In ''Sigh'', Kyon actually uses this to [[spoiler:save the world from talking cats, Mikuru Beams and autumnal cherry blossoms]].
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Movie!Asakura's way to vaguely threaten Kyon should he happen to start dating Yuki and not take it seriously. The official English translation in the novel is a bit less threatening ("...if you intend to go out with Nagato, you'd better be serious about it. Or else I won't allow it.")
* ThoseTwoGuys: Taniguchi and Kunikida -- though we see a lot more of Taniguchi.
* TinMan: Subverted with Yuki, who legitimately appears to lack normal human emotions... at least, at first glance.
* TitleDrop: The anime, in episode 8:
-->'''Kyon:''' After that, Haruhi was strangely quiet, and dare I say, a bit melancholy.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Several, including:
** Haruhi (hyperactive GenkiGirl) and Mikuru (shy {{Moe}} personification)
** Haruhi (athletic) and Yuki (bookworm)
** Yuki (BadassBookworm) and Mikuru (TheChick)
** Haruhi (suburbanite) and Tsuruya (TheOjou)
** Tsuruya (SpiritedYoungLady) and Mikuru (closest the SOS Brigade has to a ProperLady)
** Ryoko (proactive alien who plays loose cannon to the Data Overmind) and Yuki (''usually'' a stickler to the Data Overmind's regulations)
* TouchedByVorlons:
** Espers, but if you apply it strictly, then ''every'' super-natural being only exists because [[spoiler: Haruhi created a world like that 3 years ago.]].
** If you believe what Itsuki has to say. [[spoiler: Mikuru's camp seems to have the opposite perspective on the matter.]]
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: Kyon in ''Disappearance.'' Subverted in that [[spoiler:the timeline of the original world has been altered instead of going to another world directly.]]
* TriangRelations: Nagato poses a math puzzle that has Kyon -> Mikuru -> Haruhi -> Kyon in a type 2 and herself and Itsuki towards Kyon in a type 3, or perhaps it was just a dream.
* {{Troperrific}}: Five trope pages and an impressive character sheet. The GenreBusting nature of the series helps.
* TropeOverdosed: Really, it was inevitable.
* TrueCompanions:
** Subverted in the first few novels, at least for a while; neither Itsuki nor Mikuru trust the other fully, if at all, and Yuki warns Kyon not to trust anything any member of the SOS Brigade tells him. Kyon in particular is annoyed by most of the members, particularly Itsuki and Haruhi, and explicitly only cares about Mikuru, and regards Yuki as no more than a part of the furniture. The fact that the entire group has been brought together against their will is often a point of contention, and though Haruhi ''treats'' the group as TrueCompanions, no-one else sees it as such until ''Disappearance''. After that, however, the characters begin to treat each other in a manner that befits the trope, with Itsuki in particular saying he would gladly betray the Organization for the SOS Brigade.
** [[spoiler: The 11th book REALLY showcases this trope, with Itsuki once again being the main one to show it, saying that the SOS Brigade has become a part of him now.]]
* TrueLovesKiss: [[spoiler:Kyon kisses Haruhi to convince her to turn the world back to normal]] -- or at least [[spoiler: give her an interesting [[WillTheyOrWontThey romantic subplot]] with Kyon, keeping her from getting TOO bored]].
* TrustPassword:
** A crowning moment of awesome for Kyon in ''Disappearance'' -- "[[spoiler:I am John Smith.]]"
** There's also "Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody" -- first, Kyon proves himself to three-years-ago!Yuki with a note from present!Yuki. She then proves herself to Kyon -- [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble after synchronizing with herself from three years from then]], Yuki pulls off her glasses as if to say "Yes, Kyon, you don't have a [[{{Meganekko}} glasses fetish]]."
** Adult Asahina attempts to use her mole as a TrustPassword with Kyon. It doesn't quite work. Similarly, in the movie, Kyon tries to use this with younger Asahina, but it doesn't work out either.
** In "The Melancholy of Mikuru Asahina," Kyon says that his option of telling Asahina [[spoiler:his knowledge of her future self]] is a trump card comparable to telling Haruhi that [[spoiler:he is John Smith]].
** Kyon might also be the key to [[spoiler:unsealing Yuki's full power.]] Yuki says she has [[spoiler:willingly sealed off her ability to synchronize, and that she cannot unseal it herself. She says the password to unsealing is in someone else's hands, but doesn't actually say who.]]
* TwelveEpisodeAnime: Plus two, originally. The second season's episodes (also presumably a TwelveEpisodeAnime) are interspersed in the rerun of the first season, making it twenty-eight in total.
* TwiceShy: Kyon and Haruhi eventually have their [[BelligerentSexualTension BST]] turn into this. Itsuki [[LampShadeHanging lampshades]] it in the 10th novel.
* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: The anime-only episode "Someday in the Rain".
* UncannyValleyGirl: [[spoiler:Ryoko Asakura.]]
%%* UnConfession
* UnequalPairing:
** The Kyon x Haruhi pairing [[ShipTease hinted by the series]] comes with a really big double bind: Haruhi can't be Kyon's equal as long as he actively continues to [[LockedOutOfTheLoop deceive her about her true nature]], but Kyon can't be Haruhi's equal if she becomes aware of her true nature.
** The fans who want Kyon with Yuki (also [[ShipTease hinted by the series]]) notice the all-powerful data entity probably doesn't want to see Yuki actually liking someone. SHOCK. And loli-Mikuru can't have any (sex) relations with anyone not from her future.
* UnfamiliarCeiling: ''The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya'' combines this with TimeyWimeyBall. [[spoiler:Kyon wakes up after experiencing being stabbed by Asakura, but by the time he wakes up, the past has been rewritten so that he fell down a set of stairs and hit his head.]]
* UnfazedEveryman: Kyon, quite obviously. He's quite GenreSavvy about it, too, although having a world-changing demiurge as a friend/boss kinda forces him to be.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Mikuru Asahina and by extension everyone except Yuki.
* UnreliableNarrator: Kyon is odd. There are contradictions and quirks in what he says as a narrator and as a person that are just out of place.
* UnreliableVoiceover: Sometimes Kyon's narration is contradicted by what's on the screen, with no reason to doubt that the visuals are anything other than the truth. The best example is in the first chronological episode, when he says he's not interested in Haruhi, despite having just spent several scenes very obviously checking her out.
* UnwantedHarem: It seems like the rest of the SOS Brigade is this to Kyon. [[HoYay Including Itsuki.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: In the 11th novel, when [[spoiler: Fujiwara meets Future!Mikuru ([[LongLostSibling whom he believes to be his older sister]])]] he ''completely loses it''.
* VitriolicBestBuds:
** As Taniguchi said about him and Kunikida, "So I threw him out the window, and that's how we became friends." * Tsuruya laughs*
** Haruhi and Kyon also have this sort of relationship.
** Itsuki and Kyon as well, particularly because they're the only males in the SOS brigade and Itsuki is the most open and talkative compared to Mikuru and Yuki.
* ViewerFriendlyInterface: Averted to extreme detail. The Literature Clubroom computer in ''Disappearance'' is a genuine [[PC98 PC-9821]] running NEC [[MicrosoftWindows Windows 95]], complete with original start-up chime.
* WagerSlave: "You're late! Penalty!"
* WeirdnessCensor:
** It largely seems like nobody who hasn't had the {{Masquerade}} broken for them can connect the dots and notice the weird events that happen around Haruhi for what they are. Events or situations where this is evident:
** Haruhi's herself, of course. Most incredibly in the "Snow Mountain Syndrome" story.
** Many of the supernatural events in ''Sigh'' happen in the presence of Haruhi, Tsuruya, Taniguchi, Kunikida, and in one case '''the whole city''', who either don't notice them or come up with mundane explanations for them (for example, "the fence must be really old" when it breaks in perfect, neat lines due to Mikuru's cutter beam).
** Nagato's performance in "The Day of Sagitarius."
** Nagato's "ventriloquism" in the student movie.
** The SOS Brigade's baseball game -- though the Kamigahara Pirates become superstitious about Kyon's bat.
** Possible exception: [[spoiler:Tsuruya, as seen in Novel 7. She knows that the SOS Brigade isn't normal, but we don't know whether she's figured it out on her own, or whether she's been told.]]
* WhamEpisode: Oh, there's been a ''couple'' so far.
** To start with, ''Melancholy'', part 5. [[spoiler:Now that is how you peel back a masquerade!]]
** The biggest Wham so far, though? ''Disappearance'', entirely, in both book and movie form. It's basically three hours of having your face hit with a sledgehammer over and over -- and you'll love every second of it. By the end of it all, ''everything'' you knew about the universe of the show has been turned on its ear and all previous suppositions are called into question.
** Book 10 pulls this off rather nicely too. It's even '''called''' "The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya". [[spoiler:Fujikawa is trying to give Sasaki Haruhi's power so he can control Sasaki and resurrect his sister--who is an alternate timeline version of Mikuru. Except it completely fails, because ''Haruhi'' saw this coming, split the timeline a week ago, and created an avatar that could consciously wield her powers to save everyone]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Shamisen, the talking cat, appears in episode zero (eleven chronologically) of the 2006 version of the anime, in the opening and ending animations, and nowhere else in that season. It's implied that Kyon takes the cat home with him after the filming incident, but he's never seen at their house in the later episodes (most of which take place [[AnachronicOrder earlier in the year]]). This can be confusing to first-time viewers, who might think of this as clumsy continuity until they figure out the gimmick of the first season. The 2009 version of the series, however, inserts the episode that introduces Shamisen into the proper place in the chronology. Amusingly, the short story that expands on Shamisen is called "What Happened to the Cat?"
* WhenItAllBegan: ''[[ArcWords Three years ago...]]''
* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: The anime's "Endless Eight".
%%* WhoYouGonnaCall: The SOS Brigade.
* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: Despite having [[spoiler:"total data jurisdiction over [the classroom],"]] [[spoiler:Ryoko]] insists on using her military knife to do the deed [[spoiler:when she obviously could've crushed Kyon with flying desks (or done ''anything'' else, really).]]
* WidgetSeries: The widgetiest.
* WifeHusbandry: Time traveling high school boy encourages junior high school girl towards the topics of his interest.
* WomanInWhite: Haruhi during the prologue of "Remote Island Syndrome".
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: After going through nearly 15 and a half thousand of the same 2 weeks, Yuki gains emotions and becomes this. Except that she doesn't destroy the world. She steals Haruhi's powers and {{retcon}}s reality for 1 year, according to the novels, and 3 years and 5 months, according to TheMovie. And she succeeds. And she's stopped by the protagonists. And, for a point in time, there's 4 Kyons and 3 Mikurus.
* TheWorfEffect: Happens to Nagato [[spoiler: with the Sky Canopy Domain, both in '''Snow Mountian''' and '''Surprise''']]
* WrittenSoundEffect: The opening of the new episodes.
* YouDidntAsk : Endless Eight would have been [[IncrediblyLamePun a lot shorter]] if someone just asked Yuki. Justified in that her role is to observe. Subverted when a GenreSavvy Kyon uses this to help solve the ''Remote Island'' mystery. [[spoiler: Itsuki asks [[RobotGirl Yuki]] for a body's temperature to estimate the time of death. Kyon later realizes that she would have just ''told'' them the time of death if asked directly (remember her fortune telling?)...which would have revealed that the person was not actually dead]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Everyone has realistic hair colors, except for the Humanoid Interfaces [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Tsuruya]].
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Yuki is technically only 3 years old, [[spoiler:[[Really700YearsOld until]] "[[GroundhogDayLoop Endless Eight]]" [[Really700YearsOld anyway]]]].
* YourMindMakesItReal: Haruhi can alter reality unknowingly.
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8th May '14 6:36:05 PM Seraphine
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* TeasingCreator: KyotoAnimation's "trolling" regarding this show has become ''legendary''. Almost everything in and surrounding the second season is the outstanding example:
##Drive the fans crazy by temporarily replacing the show's website with a ''Disappearance'' reference and make everybody assume it'll be in the second season.
##Air "Endless Eight" ([[GroundhogDayLoop eight episodes of over 90% identical plot content]]) and act as if the above never happened.
##Expect everybody to buy four [=DVDs=] of said. To say nothing of the DVD volume numbering gag[[note]]"Endless Eight" begins at volume 2, with each successive volume simply using larger decimal places without actually reaching the next whole number[[/note]], which just comes off as condescending.
##Hint at an "Endless Eight" movie.
##Win every single fan back with a 30-second, unanimated commercial.



* ThrowItIn / HilariousInHindsight: The infamous "Supersize me!" line was in one of the fansubs before Creator/CrispinFreeman made it official. Hmm...



* {{Vaporware}}: Subverted. The tenth novel was delayed for over three years, but was finally confirmed with a release date of May 25, 2011.



* ViralMarketing
** Perhaps most infamously, a twenty-ish minute-long live-action [[http://www.designchronicle.com/memento/archives/haruhi_surveillancevideo.html security tape]] appeared on July 7, 2007 that occasionally shows events from the John Smith Incident of "Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody."
** There was a time when the official Japanese website ([[http://haruhi.tv/ currently modeled after the SOS Brigade's site as it was shown in the anime]]) contained a fake 404 and an obscure reference to ''Disappearance''.
** On July 7, 2009, the Tanabata plant was layered over the site. Visitors could enter their wishes that day.
** In December 2010, an upside down Firefox error message replaced the site during the days that ''Disappearance'' is set in.
** [[http://www.haruhi.tv From December 18-21, 2011 (Japan time), there was a Firefox error message that was not upside down]], but clicking the "Try Again" button opened a subpage, or [[EasterEgg hovering just beneath the error message may or may not cause a picture from the movie to appear]]. There was some hidden text that changed periodically, and one hidden link led to the Literature Club entry form. Yuki's "Ready?" program was also emulated at one point.
** On December 18, 2013 (Japan time), a Firefox error message containing hidden text including "The Disappearance of Yuki-chan, docomo android" replaced the front page. If one were to [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/12/17-1/the-disappearance-of-nagato-yuki-chan-anime-revealed visit the site on an Android device...]]
** Since 2009, the site features the list of activities from "Endless Eight" every year, from August 16 to mid-September. Before August 31, the list's length varies each time the page is refreshed, due to some events being left out in-universe in certain iterations. A recording on Aug. 30 (from 2012; applies to any given year) is demonstrated [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULs_hkpWg6s here.]]
15th Apr '14 4:08:06 AM XFllo
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* TogetherUmbrella: The anime-only episode "Someday in the Rain". D'awww...


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* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: The anime-only episode "Someday in the Rain".
3rd Apr '14 2:58:39 PM Scabbard
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* YouDidntAsk : Endless Eight would have been [[IncrediblyLamePun a lot shorter]] if someone just asked Yuki. Justified in that her role is to observe. Subverted when a GenreSavvy Kyon uses this to help solve the ''Remote Island'' mystery. [[spoiler: Itsuki asks [[RobotGirl Yuki]] for a body's temperature to estimate the time of death. Kyon later realizes that she would have just ''told'' them the time of death if asked directly(remember her fortune telling?)...which would have revealed that the person was not actually dead]].

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* YouDidntAsk : Endless Eight would have been [[IncrediblyLamePun a lot shorter]] if someone just asked Yuki. Justified in that her role is to observe. Subverted when a GenreSavvy Kyon uses this to help solve the ''Remote Island'' mystery. [[spoiler: Itsuki asks [[RobotGirl Yuki]] for a body's temperature to estimate the time of death. Kyon later realizes that she would have just ''told'' them the time of death if asked directly(remember directly (remember her fortune telling?)...which would have revealed that the person was not actually dead]].
3rd Apr '14 2:51:52 PM Scabbard
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** Or rather, Tempted Fate [[spoiler: In the infamous "Endless Eight" arc, Koizumi said that Haruhi is so happy and could not possibly do anything horrible. Guess what happens.]]

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** Or rather, Tempted Fate Fate. [[spoiler: In the infamous "Endless Eight" arc, Koizumi said that Haruhi is so happy and could not possibly do anything horrible. Guess what happens.]]
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* WidgetSeries: The widgetiest.
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