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6th Feb '16 5:31:45 PM ultimomant
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* ShoutOut: After Touma finally loses the delinquents in the aforementioned first episode, when Mikoto tracks him down.
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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut: ** After Touma finally loses the delinquents in the aforementioned first episode, when Mikoto tracks him down.

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* ShoutOut: After Touma finally loses the delinquents ** At one point in the aforementioned first episode, when Mikoto tracks him down.Index arc, Touma says, "[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight I don't want to be a hero, I will become one!]]"
3rd Feb '16 4:33:43 AM Saitsu
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** And then NT Volume 14 shows up and becomes a {{Deconstruction}} of the HaremShow. Simply put, [[spoiler: what happens when you give an UnwantedHarem to someone with crippling self-esteem issues?]]
3rd Feb '16 4:29:38 AM Saitsu
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* ShadowArchetype: In NT Volume 14 we meet the ultimate ShadowArchetype of Touma, [[spoiler: Kamisato Kakeru. Both have special right hands and a crazy big UnwantedHarem and a love for helping those who ultimately need it. You would think the two would get along famously but they hate each other from the absolute start due to their very conflicting philosophies. Kamisato feels immense guilt over his harem's feelings towards him and expresses hatred at himself for how an average high school boy could be so beloved. He believes it's selfish to think they would actually feel this way under normal circumstances so Touma's attitude towards his own harem infuriates him. Since Touma has already gone his crisis of conscience thanks to Othinus, he quite easily rebuffs Kakeru's claims. In the end we have two boys of similar age, similar backstory, similar side characters and power but one has accepted his place in the world and the other has crippling self-doubt of his own.]]
21st Jan '16 10:44:05 AM Willbyr
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** Does the restaurant that Accelerator goes to the day after he meets Last Order seem familiar? Julian Cafe has a [[ChibiVampire vampire]] working at one of the other branches...
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** Does the restaurant that Accelerator goes to the day after he meets Last Order seem familiar? Julian Cafe has a [[ChibiVampire [[Manga/{{Karin}} vampire]] working at one of the other branches...
10th Jan '16 2:30:52 PM Arcorann
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* UltraSuperDeathGorefestChainsawer3000: In New Testament vol. 1 Shiage and Fremea are hiding out at a private salon, and the room has a game console. Fremea picks out a game called Blood & Destroy, which apparently involves the player as a zombie attacking humans. Shiage tries to steer her towards more age-appropriate fare, without success.

** The ending of New Testament Vol. 8 [[spoiler:"These small fights are such a pain. I think I'll just end the world." And exactly as she had announced, everything was immediately destroyed.]]
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** The ending of New Testament Vol. 8 8: [[spoiler:"These small fights are such a pain. I think I'll just end the world." And exactly as she had announced, everything was immediately destroyed.]]
3rd Jan '16 12:56:45 PM LazyHunter
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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Most fights in the series, no matter if the participants are magicians or espers, are determined not just by who has the strongest or more destructive power, but by how the combatant is able to figure out what the enemy's power is and how to use their skills, allies and environment to win. Particularly, a lot of time in Touma's fights is spent with him trying to figure out a weakness in his enemy's magic/ability, and a lot of magicians also analyze their opponent's magic to come up with a counterspell. In short, this is a series where smarts and analytical skills pay off.

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* ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy: Subverted in a lot of cases, especially magicians, who will bluff and hide the true nature of their abilities, which makes sense given that magicians can come up with a counterspell once they know the source of the enemy's magic. In a rather sad subversion, it took thousands of clones dying before the Misaka Sisters figured out that Accelerator could reflect all attacks no matter the distance or direction, only for him to reveal that it was still not completely right: his redirection is merely a passive subconscious application of his power, control over all vectors. **Spoofed with Gunha, the seventh Level 5 esper, who will happily try to explain his power to the enemy as he believes himself to be a Sentai hero. The problem? He totally makes up those explanations in the fly, as neither him nor the several scientists who have studied his powers understand how they work. **Some particularly arrogant characters like Fiamma of the Right will explain what their powers are or how they are doing something because they truly believe that there's no way they can lose even if they reveal their tricks. And in Fiamma's and other cases, their beliefs are [[PhysicalGod not]] [[RealityWarper unfounded]].

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** In New Testament vol. 14 [[spoiler: this turns out to be a big part of Kamisato Kakeru's character, who was a normal highschool boy living a normal life until he got his special right hand, World Rejecter, and then proceeded to gather over a hundred girls in a few weeks. This legitimately freaked him out and caused him to blame his power and the Magic Gods who gave it to him for brainwashing the girls into chasing after him, not believing that a normal boy like him could gain their attention otherwise.]]
30th Dec '15 9:55:49 PM AtticusOmundson
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* TurnTheOtherCheek: Orsola Aquinas never holds a grudge against anyone, ''period'', even those who personally caused her harm. Also applies to Touma, to a somewhat lesser extent.
19th Dec '15 4:27:18 PM nombretomado
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** During the Angel Fall arc, Touma passes an old man and a little kid reading a magazine with [[ShakuganNoShana Shana-tan]] on it. "Shana-tan, {{moe}}~"
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** During the Angel Fall arc, Touma passes an old man and a little kid reading a magazine with [[ShakuganNoShana [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Shana-tan]] on it. "Shana-tan, {{moe}}~"

** The ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex-tan'' omake is itself an imitation of the ''ShakuganNoShana-tan'' omake and makes clear reference to it several times. The ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' tiger makes an appearance, too, for the same reason--same publisher/studio.
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** The ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex-tan'' omake is itself an imitation of the ''ShakuganNoShana-tan'' ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana-tan'' omake and makes clear reference to it several times. The ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' tiger makes an appearance, too, for the same reason--same publisher/studio.
16th Dec '15 7:52:57 AM LazyHunter
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The Archetype Controller was not revealed to be the soruce of esper powers, which doesn't make sense if you consider Gemstones existed before Aleister was born, he used it to create the concept of a Science Side. Magic Gods reality warping is not based on their minds, it's based on the manipulation of Phases.
* UsefulNotes/SchrodingersCat: Used to explain why Espers are able to use their abilities. [[spoiler:However, itís subverted as of NT 11, where itís revealed Espers are created through Aleisterís magic,[[RealityWarper Archetype Controller]]]]
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* UsefulNotes/SchrodingersCat: Used to explain why Espers are able to use their abilities. [[spoiler:However, itís subverted as of NT 11, where itís revealed Espers are created through Aleisterís magic,[[RealityWarper Archetype Controller]]]]

* YourMindMakesItReal: RealityWarper powers in general work like this. Examples include Esper powers, Aurelous Izzardís Magna-style alchemy, and [[PhysicalGod Magic Gods]].
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* YourMindMakesItReal: RealityWarper Esper powers in general work like this. Examples include Esper powers, and Aurelous Izzardís Magna-style alchemy, and [[PhysicalGod Magic Gods]].alchemy work by manipulating the world through the [[RealityWarper individual's perception of reality]].
15th Dec '15 3:43:36 PM Discar
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Mac Guffin Girl is no longer a trope.
* ArtifactTitle: After the first arc, Index has little relevance to the plot other than in passing mentions as a MacGuffin and providing to Touma information about the magic of his enemies. The [=EDs=] are still dedicated to her side by side with Touma. In the novels, she gets a little more relevance as MsExposition and the [[spoiler:MacGuffinGirl for the BigBad]], but in the end, several other side characters are more relevant than her.
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* ArtifactTitle: After the first arc, Index has little relevance to the plot other than in passing mentions as a MacGuffin and providing to Touma information about the magic of his enemies. The [=EDs=] are still dedicated to her side by side with Touma. In the novels, she gets a little more relevance as MsExposition and the [[spoiler:MacGuffinGirl [[spoiler:MacGuffinSuperPerson for the BigBad]], but in the end, several other side characters are more relevant than her.
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