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22nd Aug '16 7:12:02 PM Leidolf
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** Episode 16. Goodness, all that news about Saika sure sounds scary, right? I sure hope that...wait...wait, ''what''!? The "real" Saika is actually the slightly dull [[spoiler: ShrinkingViolet Anri Sonohara!? Wait... why is her mother ''[[FromBadToWorsecutting open her own stomach]]''!? ]]

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** Episode 16. Goodness, all that news about Saika sure sounds scary, right? I sure hope that...wait...wait, ''what''!? The "real" Saika is actually the slightly dull [[spoiler: ShrinkingViolet Anri Sonohara!? Wait... why is her mother ''[[FromBadToWorsecutting ''[[FromBadToWorse cutting open her own stomach]]''!? ]]
9th Aug '16 9:01:47 PM FactoidCow
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* MistakenFromBehind: Happens when Anri runs after a person who she thinks is her missing friend Mika, then calls out to her and takes her by the shoulder; when the person turns around and looks nothing like Mika, she apologizes and runs off in embarrassment. Subverted when we find out later that Anri ''wasn't'' mistaken, but Mika simply had plastic surgery to look like [[{{Psychopomp}} Celty's head]].
20th Jul '16 1:48:52 PM sorako
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* {{Torture Technician}}s: [[spoiler:Walker and Erika]], who use [[spoiler:their mountains of {{Light Novel}}s]] as inspiration. Also, [[spoiler:Mairu, with her trusty box of thumbtacks.]]

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* {{Torture Technician}}s: TortureTechnician: [[spoiler:Walker and Erika]], who use [[spoiler:their mountains of {{Light Novel}}s]] as inspiration. Also, [[spoiler:Mairu, with her trusty box of thumbtacks.]]



* {{Wimpification}}: Nearly every male character in the series gets subjected to this, but none more so than Izaya Orihara himself, who, in fanwork, transforms from an egotistical, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] {{jerkass}}, borderline sociopath to a slobbering wanton mess whose vocabulary consists mainly of ''ah''s, ''nn''s and ''Sh-Shi...Shizu-chan...'' with a tilde at the end of every sentence.
** Done in-universe, too--a gaiden written by Ryohga has Kadota's gang watching Izaya and Shizuo fight, while Erika talks over the brawl and transforms it into a yaoi in which Izaya bottoms, successfully squicking out the whole group as well as Celty. HilarityEnsues.


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* {{Wimpification}}: Nearly every male character in the series gets subjected to this, but none more so than Izaya Orihara himself, who, in fanwork, transforms from an egotistical, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] {{jerkass}}, borderline sociopath to a slobbering wanton mess whose vocabulary consists mainly of ''ah''s, ''nn''s and ''Sh-Shi...Shizu-chan...'' with a tilde at the end of every sentence.
** Done in-universe, too--a gaiden written by Ryohga has Kadota's gang watching Izaya and Shizuo fight, while Erika talks over the brawl and transforms it into a yaoi in which Izaya bottoms, successfully squicking out the whole group as well as Celty. HilarityEnsues.
20th Jul '16 1:47:06 PM sorako
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* WifeHusbandry: Shinra's ''really'' hoping for a gender-reversed example with Celty.
-->'''Shinra:''' Shizuo, Celty here is my roomate. Or should I say future wi-''AAIIGH!''
17th Jun '16 9:02:34 AM Moonstreak
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* GangBangers: Parodied in Episode 3, with a gangster who hams up all of the popular gang banger stereotypes and cliches. ''"Yo! Yo! [crotch grab] Yooooooooo! Hey man!!"'' Mikado and Kida [[LampshadeHanging comment]] on [[SoBadItsGood how strangely refreshing]] it is to see someone act in such a cliche stereotyped fashion.]]

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* GangBangers: Parodied in Episode 3, with a gangster who hams up all of the popular gang banger stereotypes and cliches. ''"Yo! Yo! [crotch grab] Yooooooooo! Hey man!!"'' Mikado and Kida [[LampshadeHanging comment]] on [[SoBadItsGood how strangely refreshing]] it is to see someone act in such a cliche stereotyped fashion.]]
17th Jun '16 8:58:24 AM Moonstreak
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* FlatWhat: Vorona, when she realizes that Shizuo just kicked a ''car'' at her (she's new --she's allowed to be surprised). For bonus points, she lapses into Russian.

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* FlatWhat: Vorona, when she realizes that Shizuo just kicked a ''car'' at her (she's new --she's - she's allowed to be surprised). For bonus points, she lapses into Russian.



** And Seiji for his true love [[spoiler: for Celty's head...between him and Shinra we have one body]]

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** And Seiji for his true love [[spoiler: for Celty's head... between him and Shinra we have one body]] body.]]
17th Jun '16 8:44:49 AM Moonstreak
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* DiggingYourselfDeeper: As one poor bastard learned, flattery will only get you thrown across the skyline if used on Shizuo

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* DiggingYourselfDeeper: As one poor bastard learned, flattery will only get you thrown across the skyline if used on ShizuoShizuo.
4th Jun '16 2:54:35 PM PomRania
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** [[spoiler:Mikado is the leader of the Dollars.]]
** And [[spoiler:Kida was the leader of the Yellow Scarves.]]
** And [[spoiler:Anri is the Slasher, host of the demon sword Saika and mentally controls anyone she cuts with it.]]
** [[spoiler:Erika and Walker are this, to an extent. They're otakus no matter what, but their interrogation skills are a [[EyeScream little]] over-the-top. Not to mention they, along with Kyohei and Saburo, are Dollars.]]
* OddCouple: Vorona and Slon, [[http://anni-fiesta.livejournal.com/24430.html oh so much]].

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** [[spoiler:Mikado [[spoiler:Mikado]] is the leader of the Dollars.]]
Dollars.
** And [[spoiler:Kida [[spoiler:Kida]] was the leader of the Yellow Scarves.]]
Scarves.
** And [[spoiler:Anri [[spoiler:Anri]] is the Slasher, host of the demon sword Saika and mentally controls anyone she cuts cut with it.]]
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** [[spoiler:Erika and Walker Walker]] are this, to an extent. They're [[spoiler:They're otakus no matter what, but their interrogation skills are a [[EyeScream little]] over-the-top. Not to mention they, along with Kyohei and Saburo, are Dollars.]]
* OddCouple: Vorona and Slon, [[http://anni-fiesta.livejournal.com/24430.html oh so much]].much.



* ParentalNeglect: According to [[http://anni-fiesta.livejournal.com/24916.html this]], Masaomi's parents don't seem to care that he [[spoiler:dropped out of school.]]

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* ParentalNeglect: According to [[http://anni-fiesta.livejournal.com/24916.html this]], Masaomi's parents don't seem to care that he [[spoiler:dropped out of school.]]



* ARealManIsAKiller: [[spoiler:"I'm asking you, Orihara Izaya: Can you actually kill people? With your own hands, can you kill them? Even with your switchblade you just stab randomly without aiming at anywhere fatal. You fool around, that's what you do. So when all's said and done...you got no tricks up your sleeves except for manipulating others. What a lowlife and coward you are. It makes me laugh. Haha."]]

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* ARealManIsAKiller: [[spoiler:"I'm "I'm asking you, Orihara Izaya: [[spoiler:Orihara Izaya]]: Can you actually kill people? With your own hands, can you kill them? Even [[spoiler:Even with your switchblade you just stab randomly without aiming at anywhere fatal. fatal.]] You fool around, that's what you do. So when all's said and done... you got no tricks up your sleeves except for manipulating others.[[spoiler:manipulating others]]. What a lowlife and coward you are. It makes me laugh. Haha."]]"



* RedHerring: At first, we're led to believe that Yagiri Pharmaceuticals [[spoiler: stitched Celty's head onto Mika's body]]. However, it's eventually revealed that [[spoiler: they merely gave her facial surgery to make it ''look like'' she had her head. The real head is currently under Izaya's possession.]]

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* RedHerring: At first, we're led to believe that Yagiri Pharmaceuticals [[spoiler: stitched Celty's head onto Mika's body]]. However, it's eventually revealed that [[spoiler: they merely gave her facial surgery to make it ''look like'' she had her head. The real head is currently under ended up in Izaya's possession.]]



* RescueRomance: Subverted when Mika Harima interprets Seiji's rescue of her from bullies as a sign of love, and refuses to take no for an answer. ''[[StalkerWithACrush Ever]]''

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* RescueRomance: Subverted when Mika Harima interprets Seiji's rescue of her from bullies as a sign of love, and refuses to take no for an answer. ''[[StalkerWithACrush Ever]]''Ever]]''.



* SceneryPorn / RealPlaceBackground: [[http://kissmygeass.livejournal.com/tag/ikebukuro These pictures]] show just how accurate the anime's portrayal of Ikebukuro really is. The vending machines Shizuo throws around ''actually exist.''

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* SceneryPorn / RealPlaceBackground: [[http://kissmygeass.livejournal.com/tag/ikebukuro These pictures]] A broken-linked set of pictures show just how accurate the anime's portrayal of Ikebukuro really is. The vending machines Shizuo throws around ''actually exist.''



** Dengeki April Fools, wherein '''Narita writes [[http://hi.baidu.com/datacat/blog/item/52c6cbfb1c700b68024f5610.html Shizuo/Izaya slash]]'''.

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** Dengeki April Fools, wherein '''Narita writes [[http://hi.baidu.com/datacat/blog/item/52c6cbfb1c700b68024f5610.html Shizuo/Izaya slash]]'''.slash'''.



* ShootTheMedicFirst: [[spoiler: That crazy stalker guy that's obsessed with Ruri? Well, he decides not to hurt her and goes after the people closest to her. Moving down the list, after failing to kill Celty, the first person he decided to kill is Shinra. Thank god Celty saved him.]]

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* ShootTheMedicFirst: [[spoiler: That crazy stalker guy that's obsessed with Ruri? Well, he decides [[spoiler: not to hurt her and goes after the people closest to her. Moving down the list, after failing to kill Celty, the first person he decided to kill is Shinra. Thank god Celty saved him.]]



* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: [[spoiler:Izaya outs himself as Kanra when he calls Mikado "Taro Tanaka" in person. Also, after Kida leaves, Mikado wonders if he may be the new member of the chatroom. His guess is confirmed when Bakyura responds by grading Kanra the square root of three points, referencing something Mikado said in a previous episode]]
** Although as an alternative interpretation, [[spoiler:Taro Tanaka is a generic Japanese name, akin to John Smith. Since Izaya was saying who the founder of Dollars was, he could've been offering Mikado a courtesy by not saying his real name to anyone who might've been interested.]]

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* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: [[spoiler:Izaya [[spoiler:Izaya]] outs himself as Kanra "Kanra" when he calls Mikado "Taro Tanaka" in person. Also, [[spoiler:Also, after Kida leaves, Mikado wonders if he may be the new member of the chatroom. His guess is confirmed when Bakyura responds by grading Kanra the square root of three points, referencing something Mikado said in a previous episode]]
** Although as an alternative interpretation, [[spoiler:Taro Taro Tanaka is a generic Japanese name, akin to John Smith. Since Izaya [[spoiler:Izaya]] was saying who [[spoiler:who the founder of Dollars was, was]], he could've been offering Mikado a courtesy by not saying his real name to anyone who might've been interested.]]



* SuchALovelyNoun: [[spoiler:"...But no problem, you still have two cute little sisters. I think they're called Kururi-chan and Mairu-chan, if I'm not very much mistaken? My friends are going to pick them up now. I'm sure you're looking forward to seeing them, being the loving older brother you are. Am I right, Izaya onii-chan?"]]

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* SuchALovelyNoun: [[spoiler:"..."...But no problem, you still have two cute little sisters. I think they're called Kururi-chan [[spoiler:Kururi-chan and Mairu-chan, Mairu-chan]], if I'm not very much mistaken? My friends are going to pick them up now. I'm sure you're looking forward to seeing them, being the loving older brother you are. Am I right, Izaya onii-chan?"]][[spoiler:Izaya onii-chan]]?"



* SuperStrength: Shizuo, Simon and Celty, with Shizuo officially being according to Izaya's data. [[spoiler:IdolSinger and ''serial killer'' Ruri Hijiribe]] also has superhuman strength. [[spoiler:She]] inherited it from one of [[spoiler:her]] grandparents, who is theorized by Nebula to have been a Dullahan.

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* SuperStrength: Shizuo, Simon and Celty, with Shizuo officially being according to Izaya's data. [[spoiler:IdolSinger and ''serial killer'' Ruri Hijiribe]] also has superhuman strength. [[spoiler:She]] strength, inherited it from one of [[spoiler:her]] grandparents, a grandparent, who is theorized by Nebula to have been a Dullahan.



* TakingTheBullet: In Volume 9, [[spoiler:it's revealed that this is what ''really'' happened in Shinra and Izaya's no-longer-NoodleIncident. Izaya didn't stab him--Shinra took a knife for him]].

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* TakingTheBullet: In Volume 9, [[spoiler:it's it's revealed that this is what ''really'' happened in Shinra [[spoiler:Shinra and Izaya's no-longer-NoodleIncident. Izaya didn't stab him--Shinra took a knife for him]].



* {{Torture Technician}}s: [[spoiler:Walker and Erika, who use their mountains of {{Light Novel}}s as inspiration. Also, Mairu, with her trusty box of thumbtacks.]]

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* {{Torture Technician}}s: [[spoiler:Walker and Erika, Erika]], who use their [[spoiler:their mountains of {{Light Novel}}s Novel}}s]] as inspiration. Also, Mairu, [[spoiler:Mairu, with her trusty box of thumbtacks.]]



** Shizuo has another one at the end of Volume 12. [[spoiler:Izaya decides to finally end his rivalry with Shizuo and attempts to kill him (from afar), only for Vorona to save him, getting severely injured as a result. As Shizuo attempts to tend to her wounds, Izaya calls him and taunts him about it, from which Shizuo falls uncharacteristically silent as Izaya continues to talk. When his rival finishes, Shizuo simply tells him "Goodbye," in a calm, peaceful tone and hangs up. It should be noted that Shizuo does not use the traditional ''sayonara'', but rather the more cultural version ''abayo'', which means goodbye... '''''forever'''''. The next volume, not ''once'' does Shizuo raise his voice, nor does Izaya continue with his usual taunts as they have their FinalBattle.]]

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** Shizuo has another one at the end of Volume 12. [[spoiler:Izaya decides to finally end his rivalry with Shizuo and attempts to kill him (from afar), only for Vorona to save him, getting severely injured as a result. ]] As Shizuo attempts to tend [[spoiler:tend to her wounds, wounds]], Izaya calls him and taunts him about it, from which Shizuo falls uncharacteristically silent as Izaya continues to talk. When his rival finishes, Shizuo simply tells him "Goodbye," in a calm, peaceful tone and hangs up. It should be noted that Shizuo does not use the traditional ''sayonara'', but rather the more cultural version ''abayo'', which means goodbye... '''''forever'''''. The next volume, not ''once'' does Shizuo raise his voice, nor does Izaya continue with his usual taunts as they have their FinalBattle.]]



* {{Wimpification}}: Nearly every male character in the series gets subjected to this, but none more so than Izaya Orihara himself, who, in fanwork, transforms from an egotistical, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] {{jerkass}}, borderline sociopath to a slobbering wanton mess whose vocabulary consists mainly of ''ah''s, ''nn''s and ''Sh-Shi...Shizu-chan...'' with a tilde at the end of every sentence.
** Done in-universe, too--a gaiden written by Ryohga has Kadota's gang watching Izaya and Shizuo fight, while Erika talks over the brawl and transforms it into a yaoi in which Izaya bottoms, successfully squicking out the whole group as well as Celty. HilarityEnsues.



** Izaya has a few others on his list: [[spoiler:Mikado--the leader of the Dollars, Kida--former general of the Yellow Scarves, and Anri--the possessor of the original Saika.]]

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** Izaya has a few others on his list: [[spoiler:Mikado--the [[spoiler:Mikado--]]the leader of the Dollars, Kida--former [[spoiler:Kida--]]former general of the Yellow Scarves, and Anri--the [[spoiler:Anri--]]the possessor of the original Saika.]]



* TheVerse: ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vamp! Vamp!]]'', and ''Durarara!!'' are all set in the same universe, although due to being set in very different locations and concerning very different supernatural entities, there isn't too much overlap. Not that there ''isn't'' overlap:

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* TheVerse: ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vamp! Vamp!]]'', ''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}'', and ''Durarara!!'' are all set in the same universe, although due to being set in very different locations and concerning very different supernatural entities, there isn't too much overlap. Not that there ''isn't'' overlap:



** And the company that bought [[spoiler:Yagiri pharmacies, Nebula? Yes, the same company that built the Flying Pussyfoot]].

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** And the company that bought [[spoiler:Yagiri pharmacies, Nebula? Nebula]]? Yes, the same company that built [[spoiler:built the Flying Pussyfoot]].



* VillainsOutShopping: [[spoiler:At the end of volume eight, Izaya amasses the more evil/crazier characters under him for purposes yet to be explained. Their first order of business? ''Hotpot'' ([[StartMyOwn Izaya's still sore about the hotpot in Volume 4]]).]]

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* VillainsOutShopping: [[spoiler:At the end of volume eight, Izaya amasses the more evil/crazier characters under him for purposes yet to be explained. ]] Their first order of business? ''Hotpot'' ([[StartMyOwn Izaya's [[spoiler:(Izaya's [[StartMyOwn still sore sore]] about the hotpot in Volume 4]]).]]



* VoicesAreMental: Celty and [[spoiler:the girl with her head]] are played by different people at any rate.[[spoiler: Well, it only LOOKS like her head...]]]

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* VoicesAreMental: Celty and [[spoiler:the girl with her head]] are played by different people at any rate. [[spoiler: Well, it only LOOKS like her head...]]]]]



** Episode 16. Goodness, all that news about Saika sure sounds scary, right? I sure hope that...wait...wait, ''what''!? The "real" Saika is actually the slightly dull [[spoiler: ShrinkingViolet Anri Sonohara!? Wait...[[FromBadToWorse why is her mother ''cutting open her own stomach''!?]] ]]
** To a lesser extent, the aptly titled Episode 17; "Everything Changes." So, what about those other gangs? Have we forgotten about them? Is the show ever going to bring them up again? Don't worry! It turns out that the Yellow Scarves are lead by none other than [[spoiler: Masaomi Kida, and it turns out he was a complete StepfordSmiler this entire time]]. Of course, it's 'to a lesser extent' because we got some foreshadowing on that part.

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** Episode 16. Goodness, all that news about Saika sure sounds scary, right? I sure hope that...wait...wait, ''what''!? The "real" Saika is actually the slightly dull [[spoiler: ShrinkingViolet Anri Sonohara!? Wait...[[FromBadToWorse why is her mother ''cutting ''[[FromBadToWorsecutting open her own stomach''!?]] stomach]]''!? ]]
** To a lesser extent, the aptly titled Episode 17; "Everything Changes." So, what about those other gangs? Have we forgotten about them? Is the show ever going to bring them up again? Don't worry! It turns out that the Yellow Scarves are lead led by none other than [[spoiler: Masaomi Kida, and it turns out he was a complete StepfordSmiler this entire time]]. Of course, it's 'to a lesser extent' because we got some foreshadowing on that part.


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* {{Wimpification}}: Nearly every male character in the series gets subjected to this, but none more so than Izaya Orihara himself, who, in fanwork, transforms from an egotistical, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] {{jerkass}}, borderline sociopath to a slobbering wanton mess whose vocabulary consists mainly of ''ah''s, ''nn''s and ''Sh-Shi...Shizu-chan...'' with a tilde at the end of every sentence.
** Done in-universe, too--a gaiden written by Ryohga has Kadota's gang watching Izaya and Shizuo fight, while Erika talks over the brawl and transforms it into a yaoi in which Izaya bottoms, successfully squicking out the whole group as well as Celty. HilarityEnsues.
4th Jun '16 2:35:57 PM PomRania
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* {{Dhampyr}}: [[spoiler:Ruri Hijiribe]] has recently been confirmed as one as of the fifth volume of ''[[AllThereInTheManual Vamp!]]''.

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* {{Dhampyr}}: [[spoiler:Ruri Hijiribe]] has recently [[AllThereInTheManual been confirmed confirmed]] as one as of the fifth volume of ''[[AllThereInTheManual Vamp!]]''.''LightNovel/{{Vamp}}''.



* {{GIRL}}: Further muddling the issue is the fact that the anime randomly shuffles voice actors for the chatroom segments until who is who is revealed in the plot. To make matters simpler, here's everyone's screen names: [[spoiler:"Setton" is Celty, "Taro Tanaka" is Mikado, "Bakyura" is Masaomi; "Saika" is at first Saika-infected individuals then changes to Anri; and the main perpetrator of being a {{GIRL}}, "Kanra," is Izaya]].

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* {{GIRL}}: Further muddling the issue is the fact that the anime randomly shuffles voice actors for the chatroom segments until who is who is revealed in the plot. To make matters simpler, here's everyone's screen names: [[spoiler:"Setton" "Setton" is Celty, [[spoiler:Celty]], "Taro Tanaka" is Mikado, [[spoiler:Mikado]], "Bakyura" is Masaomi; [[spoiler:Masaomi]], "Saika" is at [[spoiler:at first Saika-infected individuals then changes to Anri; Anri]], and the main perpetrator of being a {{GIRL}}, "Kanra," is Izaya]].[[spoiler:Izaya]].



* TheGlomp: [[http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/9036/mq392ws0ue.jpg Kida sure likes getting physical with Mikado]].

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* TheGlomp: [[http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/9036/mq392ws0ue.jpg Kida sure likes getting physical with Mikado]].Mikado.



** [[spoiler:An odd case occurs with Anri, in which her eyes turn red after she reveals she is Saika. However, she isn't physically violent at all, and while she talks ''very'' threateningly, she seems very calm, composed, and in control. In fact, she's not even quite evil...]]

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** [[spoiler:An An odd case occurs with Anri, [[spoiler:Anri, in which her eyes turn red after she reveals she is Saika. However, she isn't physically violent at all, and while she talks ''very'' threateningly, she seems very calm, composed, and in control. In fact, she's not even quite evil...]]



* HiveQueen: [[spoiler: Haruna ''thinks'' she's this for the Saika zombies but its actually Anri, who has been suppressing Saika for five years.]] Crossed with TheManBehindTheMan.

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* HiveQueen: [[spoiler: Haruna ''thinks'' she's this for the Saika zombies zombies, but its it's actually Anri, who has been suppressing Saika for five years.]] Crossed with TheManBehindTheMan.



* HumiliationConga: [[spoiler:Horada gets an ''eminently'' satisfying one in Episode 24.]]

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* HumiliationConga: [[spoiler:Horada [[spoiler:Horada]] gets an ''eminently'' satisfying one in Episode 24.]]



* IJustWantToBeSpecial: The Dollars' founder, [[spoiler:Mikado. His desire to live an extraordinary life is made stronger during his move to Ikebukuro, and this kickstarts his ProtagonistJourneyToVillain over the course of the series. By the end, he renounces this to live a peaceful life with his friends.]]
* ImAHumanitarian: Simon Brezhnev wants to assure you that his sushi has [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely no human meat in it,]] only 100% [[strike: fish]] non-human ingredients. This is probably true, as Simon [[GentleGiant is a really nice guy,]] but that doesn't stop people from speculating, the fact that he has on two occasions threatened several yellow scarves who were mugging people that he'd turn them into sushi does not help. People behave when he's around, though, so that's something.

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* IJustWantToBeSpecial: The Dollars' founder, [[spoiler:Mikado. His desire to live an extraordinary life is made stronger during his move to Ikebukuro, and this kickstarts his ProtagonistJourneyToVillain over the course of the series. ]] By the end, he [[spoiler:he renounces this to live a peaceful life with his friends.]]
* ImAHumanitarian: Simon Brezhnev wants to assure you that his sushi has [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely no human meat in it,]] only 100% [[strike: fish]] non-human ingredients. This is probably true, as Simon [[GentleGiant is a really nice guy,]] but that doesn't stop people from speculating, speculating; the fact that he has on two occasions threatened several yellow scarves Yellow Scarves who were mugging people that he'd turn them into sushi does not help. People behave when he's around, though, so that's something.



** Namie will take her indirect kisses with Seiji wherever she can get them, [[spoiler: even if she has to [[LesYay steal them off of his girlfriend]]]].
** After hearing [[spoiler:Aoba]] say she's cuter than the bullies, [[spoiler:Kururi thanks him with a kiss]] and immediately after, [[spoiler:Mairu does the same, exclaiming that she finally got an indirect kiss]].
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: [[spoiler:Saika towards Shizuo]].

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** Namie will take her indirect kisses with Seiji wherever she can get them, [[spoiler: even if she has to [[LesYay steal them off of his [[LesYayhis girlfriend]]]].
** After hearing [[spoiler:Aoba]] say she's cuter than the bullies, [[spoiler:Kururi [[spoiler:Kururi]] thanks him with a kiss]] kiss and immediately after, [[spoiler:Mairu [[spoiler:Mairu]] does the same, exclaiming that she finally got an indirect kiss]].
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* InLoveWithYourCarnage: [[spoiler:Saika [[spoiler:Saika]] towards Shizuo]].Shizuo.



* IWasJustPassingThrough: Played with in Episode 22 when all of the Dollars are doing this to help Anri escape from the Yellow Scarves. It's then subverted when [[spoiler: Shizuo really was passing through and stops to rant about how there were too many messages on his phone going off, just in time to catch a glimpse of Horada leering at Anri. You get no points for guessing what happens next.]]

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* IWasJustPassingThrough: Played with in Episode 22 when all of the Dollars are doing this to help Anri escape from the Yellow Scarves. It's then subverted when [[spoiler: Shizuo Shizuo]] really was passing through and stops to rant about how [[spoiler:how there were too many messages on his phone going off, off]], just in time to catch a glimpse of Horada [[spoiler:Horada leering at Anri. You get no points for guessing what happens next.]]



** Seiji is more a [[MadLove psychotic]] contender for this trope, although he got a bit better after [[spoiler:finally getting together with Mika]]. To recount: [[spoiler: He tried to murder Mika in cold blood, showed no guilt or remorse when he thought he ''had'' killed her, was willing to use the body of the girl he murdered to mount Celty's head on so he could have a physical relationship with her (which has terribly {{squick}}y implications)]], and used his twisted infatuation as an excuse to treat everyone who isn't "Celty" dismissively or outright attempt to kill them (failing only because everyone else is a BadAss while he... isn't). In other words, his personality, idea of love, and treatment of other people is very similar to his sister's. Apparently [[JerkAss jerkassery]] runs in the family.

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** Seiji is more a [[MadLove psychotic]] contender for this trope, although he got a bit better after [[spoiler:finally getting together with Mika]]. To recount: [[spoiler: He tried to murder Mika in cold blood, blood,]] showed no guilt or remorse when he thought he [[spoiler:he ''had'' killed her, was willing to use the body of the girl he murdered to mount Celty's head on so he could have a physical relationship with her (which has terribly {{squick}}y implications)]], and used his twisted infatuation as an excuse to treat everyone who isn't "Celty" dismissively or outright attempt to kill them (failing only because everyone else is a BadAss while he... isn't). In other words, his personality, idea of love, and treatment of other people is very similar to his sister's. Apparently [[JerkAss jerkassery]] runs in the family.



** [[spoiler: If one only watches the anime, it could be forgiven to wonder if Izaya's coat is made of [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Uchiha-grade]] [[PlotArmor Reinforced Comeuppance-proof Plotanium]]; his character in its entirety is basically screwing with anyone and everyone ForTheEvulz from start to finish, and his total karmic backlash in the entire series is a black eye and stern talking-to from Simon at the end--nothing to indicate he won't continue ruining the main characters' and everyone else's lives for his own amusement.]] However, the novels and ''Durarara x2'' show that [[spoiler:things have been catching up to him lately. He has been stabbed (Volume 6 or episode 12 of ''Ketsu''), put in a public hospital where any of his many, MANY enemies could easily find him (Volume 7 or episode 1 of ''Ten''), kidnapped by a psychopathic TortureTechnician (Volume 9 or episode 8 of ''Ten''), and attacked by a possessed Slon and Saika (Volume 10 or episode 12 of ''Ten''). Although Volume 11 confirms he's still alive, his plans are starting to unravel thanks to his hospital stay.]]

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** [[spoiler: If one only watches the first season of the anime, it could be forgiven to wonder if Izaya's coat is made of [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Uchiha-grade]] [[PlotArmor Reinforced Comeuppance-proof Plotanium]]; his character in its entirety is basically screwing with anyone and everyone ForTheEvulz from start to finish, and his total karmic backlash in the entire series is a black eye and stern talking-to from Simon at the end--nothing to indicate he won't continue ruining the main characters' and everyone else's lives for his own amusement.]] amusement. However, the novels and ''Durarara x2'' show that [[spoiler:things have been catching up to him lately. He has been stabbed (Volume 6 or episode 12 of ''Ketsu''), put in a public hospital where any of his many, MANY enemies could easily find him (Volume 7 or episode 1 of ''Ten''), kidnapped by a psychopathic TortureTechnician (Volume 9 or episode 8 of ''Ten''), and attacked by a possessed Slon Sloan and Saika (Volume 10 or episode 12 of ''Ten''). Although Volume 11 confirms he's still alive, his plans are starting to unravel thanks to his hospital stay.]]



** The other users in the chatroom take user "Saika" to be this when he/she posts "mothermothermothermother" over and over again (i.e. "hahahahahahahaha" converted to kanji). [[spoiler:No, [[HiveMind she's actually calling for mother...]]]]

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** The other users in the chatroom take user "Saika" to be this when he/she posts "mothermothermothermother" over and over again (i.e. "hahahahahahahaha" converted to kanji). [[spoiler:No, [[HiveMind she's actually [[HiveMind calling for mother...]]]]



* LightningBruiser: In addition to being hands-down the strongest and most durable character in Durarara!!, [[OneManArmy Shizuo]] can apparently travel in short bursts of speed and jump further than Carl Lewis. (as evident in this [[EstablishingCharacterMoment incredibly character-establishing]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qbbsTURM2s fight scene]].) The only character shown to outrun him is [[ManipulativeBastard Izaya]] [[KarmaHoudini Orihara]].

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* LightningBruiser: In addition to being hands-down the strongest and most durable character in Durarara!!, [[OneManArmy Shizuo]] can apparently travel in short bursts of speed and jump further than Carl Lewis. (as evident in this [[EstablishingCharacterMoment incredibly character-establishing]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qbbsTURM2s this]] incredibly [[EstablishingCharacterMoment character-establishing]] fight scene]].scene.) The only character shown to outrun him is [[ManipulativeBastard Izaya]] [[KarmaHoudini Orihara]].



* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Pretty much every character and the reason most of the things happen. This is like ''"LoveMakesYouCrazy: [[AnimatedAdaptation The Animation]]"''.

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* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Pretty much every character and the reason most of the things happen. This is like ''"LoveMakesYouCrazy: ''"Love Makes You Crazy: [[AnimatedAdaptation The Animation]]"''.



* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[spoiler:After getting shot in both the leg and stomach, Shizuo proceeds to stroll right on over to Shinra's place and tells him to patch him up. Then the two of them proceed to have a perfectly normal conversation all while Shinra has a set of '''medical pliers wedged in his leg.''']] Then again, he is MadeOfIron...

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[spoiler:After getting After [[spoiler:getting shot in both the leg and stomach, stomach]], Shizuo proceeds to stroll right on over to Shinra's place and tells him to patch him up. Then the two of them proceed to have a perfectly normal conversation all while Shinra has a set of '''medical pliers wedged in his leg.''']] ''' Then again, he is MadeOfIron...



* MoodWhiplash: [[spoiler:Walker and Erika as {{Torture Technician}}s.]] Starts out kinda [[ComedicSociopathy goofy.]] [[FridgeHorror Two minutes later, you realized you've stopped taking deep breaths because your brain's trying process what]] [[EyeScream just]] ALMOST happened. Yeah, ThoseTwoGuys. Thankfully cut a bit in the anime... but cranked UpToEleven [[http://i1.mangareader.net/durarara/7/durarara-1202191.jpg in the manga.]]

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* MoodWhiplash: [[spoiler:Walker and Erika as {{Torture Technician}}s.]] Starts out kinda [[ComedicSociopathy goofy.]] [[FridgeHorror Two minutes later, you realized you've stopped taking deep breaths because [[FridgeHorror your brain's trying process what]] to process]] [[EyeScream what just]] ALMOST happened. Yeah, ThoseTwoGuys. Thankfully cut a bit in the anime... but cranked UpToEleven [[http://i1.mangareader.net/durarara/7/durarara-1202191.jpg in the manga.]]



** In Volume 5, Vorona starts reading a book while Slon is [[spoiler:asking her questions about how cows grow, to why males have nipples and so forth, eventually she just stops providing answers to his constant queries]].

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** In Volume 5, Vorona starts reading a book while Slon is [[spoiler:asking asking her questions about how cows grow, to why males have nipples nipples, and so forth, forth; eventually she just stops providing answers to his constant queries]].queries.
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* ArtEvolution: Hell yes. Suzuhito's earlier artwork for DRRR!!, while decent, was kind of awkward and a little stodgy. It has since developed and become much more fluid, with better colors and characterization in general. Compare the [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_aSCM3tWAKX4/TKnse7zKT0I/AAAAAAAAAF0/pxoEtMt72lc/s1600/durarara.png volume one cover]] to the cover of [[http://i52.tinypic.com/ir5g1u.png the most recent volume ten]].

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* ArtEvolution: Hell yes. Suzuhito's earlier artwork for DRRR!!, while decent, was kind of awkward and a little stodgy. It has since developed and become much more fluid, with better colors and characterization in general. Compare the [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_aSCM3tWAKX4/TKnse7zKT0I/AAAAAAAAAF0/pxoEtMt72lc/s1600/durarara.png volume one cover]] to the cover of [[http://i52.tinypic.com/ir5g1u.png the most recent volume ten]].ten.



** The three ganguros who bully Anri end up getting attacked [[spoiler:by the Slasher]] in Episode 13.

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** The three ganguros who bully Anri end up getting attacked [[spoiler:by the by [[spoiler:the Slasher]] in Episode 13.



** [[spoiler: Earthworm. She's tortured many people in the past and her latest victim was Izaya, but since he's [[TheChessmaster Izaya]] it turns out that he knew what was going to happen all along. He gets Ran Izumi over, who promptly breaks her legs, hits her fingers repeatedly with a plastic hammer, shoves a linen bag soaked with lamp oil into her mouth and ''lights it on freaking fire''. He also threatens to rape her, but luckily Mikage stops him.]]
* {{Astroturfing}}: In-universe example: During the formative days of the Dollars, [[spoiler:Mikado and his online friends]] pose as different people to spread the word about the group. [[spoiler:Mikado]] even mentions posting as multiple people on the Dollars' own website to pad the member count. Things ultimately take on a life of their own once [[spoiler:Izaya starts spreading the password]], however.

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** [[spoiler: Earthworm. She's Earthworm]]. Has tortured many people in the past and her latest victim was Izaya, [[spoiler:Izaya, but since he's [[TheChessmaster Izaya]] it turns out that he knew what was going to happen all along. He gets Ran Izumi over, who promptly breaks her legs, hits her fingers repeatedly with a plastic hammer, shoves a linen bag soaked with lamp oil into her mouth and ''lights it on freaking fire''. He also threatens to rape her, but luckily Mikage stops him.]]
* {{Astroturfing}}: In-universe example: During the formative days of the Dollars, [[spoiler:Mikado and his online friends]] the founders pose as different people to spread the word about the group. [[spoiler:Mikado]] even mentions posting as multiple people on the Dollars' own website to pad the member count. Things ultimately take on a life of their own once [[spoiler:Izaya starts spreading the password]], however.



** This is also part of the reason that [[spoiler: Izaya considers Shinra his only friend--because Shinra came right up and talked to [[LonersAreFreaks him]] when no one else did. Oh, and Shinra also took a knife wound for Izaya once, but that's [[SarcasmMode no big deal or anything]].]]

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** This is also part of the reason that [[spoiler: Izaya Izaya]] considers Shinra [[spoiler:Shinra]] his only friend--because Shinra [[spoiler:Shinra came right up and talked to [[LonersAreFreaks him]] when no one else did. Oh, and Shinra also took a knife wound for Izaya once, but that's [[SarcasmMode no big deal or anything]].]]



* BewareTheNiceOnes: The more friendly someone is in this series, the more likely it is that they're a complete and utter freak. [[spoiler: Good ''god'', Mikado can switch on the niceness off and on at will intentionally to dominate other people's wills. The truly scary thing, that makes his flashes of coldness all the more scary, is when he's nice... he means it.]]

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: The more friendly someone is in this series, the more likely it is that they're a complete and utter freak. [[spoiler: Good ''god'', Mikado [[spoiler: Mikado]] can switch on the niceness off and on at will intentionally to dominate other people's wills. The [[spoiler:The truly scary thing, that makes his flashes of coldness all the more scary, is when he's nice... he means it.]]



* {{Bishonen}} / {{Biseinen}}: [[http://images.wikia.com/durarara/images/9/9f/Kasuka_Heiwajima_OP_2.png Kasuka]], [[http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/10100000/Shizuo-durarara-10104029-459-604.jpg Shizuo]], [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121211205149/durarara/images/1/10/Izaya01.jpg Izaya]], [[http://images.wikia.com/durarara/images/5/55/Durarara!!_E04_03m_25s.jpg Shinra]] , [[http://images.wikia.com/durarara/images/a/ac/Mikado_Ryugamine_EP01_01.jpg Mikado]], [[http://www.animetrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Durarara-25-sub.jpg Kida]], [[http://images.wikia.com/durarara/images/1/14/Durarara_Kuronuma_Aoba_1_-Small_Wallpaper-.jpg Aoba]], [[http://images.wikia.com/durarara/images/f/f5/Durarara!!_E03_21m_17s.jpg Seiji]], [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100123010828/durarara/images/d/d6/Durarara!!_E03_09m_30s.jpg Tom]], [[http://images.wikia.com/durarara/images/2/2c/Walkereyesopen.jpg Walker]], [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100904151624/durarara/images/f/f0/88395.jpg Chikage]], [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130419210759/durarara/images/f/f7/Ryo_Episode10.jpg Ryo Takiguchi]], [[http://www.nautiljon.com/images/perso/00/90/shijima_hiroto_12109.jpg Shijima]] and [[http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss148/kewlgal111/iPod%20pics/Durarara05-0298.jpg Nasujima]][[HotTeacher -sensei]]. Dotachin with his hair down could also count. Basically [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys a majority of the male cast]].

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* {{Bishonen}} / {{Biseinen}}: [[http://images.wikia.com/durarara/images/9/9f/Kasuka_Heiwajima_OP_2.png Kasuka]], [[http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/10100000/Shizuo-durarara-10104029-459-604.jpg Shizuo]], [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121211205149/durarara/images/1/10/Izaya01.jpg Izaya]], [[http://images.wikia.com/durarara/images/5/55/Durarara!!_E04_03m_25s.jpg Shinra]] , [[http://images.wikia.com/durarara/images/a/ac/Mikado_Ryugamine_EP01_01.jpg Mikado]], [[http://www.animetrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Durarara-25-sub.jpg Kida]], [[http://images.wikia.com/durarara/images/1/14/Durarara_Kuronuma_Aoba_1_-Small_Wallpaper-.jpg Aoba]], [[http://images.wikia.com/durarara/images/f/f5/Durarara!!_E03_21m_17s.jpg Seiji]], [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100123010828/durarara/images/d/d6/Durarara!!_E03_09m_30s.jpg Tom]], [[http://images.wikia.com/durarara/images/2/2c/Walkereyesopen.jpg Walker]], [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100904151624/durarara/images/f/f0/88395.jpg Chikage]], [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130419210759/durarara/images/f/f7/Ryo_Episode10.jpg Ryo Takiguchi]], [[http://www.nautiljon.com/images/perso/00/90/shijima_hiroto_12109.jpg Shijima]] and [[http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss148/kewlgal111/iPod%20pics/Durarara05-0298.jpg Nasujima]][[HotTeacher -sensei]].[[HotTeacher Nasujima-sensei]]. Dotachin with his hair down could also count. Basically [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys a majority of the male cast]].



** He delivers one to the two suicidal girls upon his introduction in the novels and manga. He also gave one to Rio, [[spoiler:his sisters, and Earthworm]].

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** He delivers one to the two suicidal girls upon his introduction in the novels and manga. He also gave one to Rio, [[spoiler:his sisters, sisters]], and Earthworm]].[[spoiler:Earthworm]].



* BreatherEpisode: Or rather Breather Novels. Volume 4 takes a break from Izaya's machinations for a HyperlinkStory involving motorcycle chases, a supernatural serial killer, a pair of CreepyTwins, and a missing envelope with 1,000,000 yen inside. Volume 7 is more or less a series of vignettes that take place [[spoiler:while Izaya's in the hospital for the stab wound he received at the end of the previous book]].

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* BreatherEpisode: Or rather Breather Novels. Volume 4 takes a break from Izaya's machinations for a HyperlinkStory involving motorcycle chases, a supernatural serial killer, a pair of CreepyTwins, and a missing envelope with 1,000,000 yen inside. Volume 7 is more or less a series of vignettes that take place [[spoiler:while Izaya's while [[spoiler:Izaya's in the hospital for the stab wound he received at the end of the previous book]].



* CallBack: In the first book, Mikado comments that one of Kida's jokes is so bad he can only award it squareroot 3 points. At the end of the third book, when Bakura first appears in the chatroom, Mikado PMs him to ask if he's Kida. Bakura doesn't respond directly, but instead he awards one of Izaya's jokes squareroot 3 points.

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* CallBack: In the first book, Mikado comments that one of Kida's jokes is so bad he can only award it squareroot 3 points. At the end of the third book, when Bakura first appears in the chatroom, Mikado PMs [=PMs=] him to ask if he's Kida. Bakura doesn't respond directly, but instead he awards one of Izaya's jokes squareroot 3 points.



* ChekhovsGun: A literal one. Early on in the third arc, Izaya makes a passing reference to some guns that were smuggled into Tokyo and then subsequently stolen. Four were retrieved, but one's still missing. That gun becomes important later when [[spoiler:Horada shoots Shizuo with it.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: Kinnosuke Kuzuhara the traffic cop who, despite being in the second opening, is only a major character for one episode and makes a minor cameo later on. [[spoiler: In the last episode, though, he shows up to catch the villains as they are desperately trying to escape from Celty and Shizuo in their car.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: A literal one. Early on in the third arc, Izaya makes a passing reference to some guns that were smuggled into Tokyo and then subsequently stolen. Four were retrieved, but one's still missing. That gun becomes important later when [[spoiler:Horada [[spoiler:Horada]] shoots Shizuo [[spoiler:Shizuo]] with it.]]
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* ChekhovsGunman: Kinnosuke Kuzuhara the traffic cop who, despite being in the second opening, is only a major character for one episode and makes a minor cameo later on. [[spoiler: In the last episode, though, he shows up to [[spoiler: catch the villains as they are desperately trying to escape from Celty and Shizuo in their car.]]



* {{Cliffhanger}}: X2 Ten ends with [[spoiler:Kasane Kujiragi being revealed as the true leader of of the Yodigiri Shining Corporation (as well as the second wielder of Saika), Mikado and Masaomi preparing for a war between their gangs, and Celty coming home to see Walker, Saburo, Mika, Seiji, Namie, Emilia, and Shingen in her apartment, all invited by Shinra for an unspecified reason.]]

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* {{Cliffhanger}}: X2 Ten ends with [[spoiler:Kasane Kujiragi Kujiragi]] being revealed as the true leader of of the [[spoiler:the Yodigiri Shining Corporation (as well as the second wielder of Saika), Mikado Saika)]], [[spoiler:Mikado]] and Masaomi [[spoiler:Masaomi]] preparing for a war between their gangs, and Celty [[spoiler:Celty coming home to see Walker, Saburo, Mika, Seiji, Namie, Emilia, and Shingen in her apartment, all invited by Shinra for an unspecified reason.]]



* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Walker, upon discovering that Kazutawno did not, in fact, break a plate: "That email wasn't about breaking a plate... It was about breaking a ''bowl!''" This is based around some Japanese wordplay: the character in question, a foreigner whose Japanese is relatively terrible, was abducted, and sent an e-mail off to a friend in desperation: however, he said "sara wareta" ("I broke a plate") instead of "sarawareta" ("I was kidnapped"). Upon discovering his trashed and empty room, everyone realizes the mixup... except Walker, who dramatically holds up a chipped bowl.
* ConvenientlySeated: Mikado gets the standard "second seat from the back along the windows", which allows him to stare outside (also at Anri) when necessary. He is also seated in front of Mika's empty desk, which allows Anri to stare ''past'' him whenever it's convenient. Once [[spoiler: Mika and Seiji return to class, Mika]] sits in the front row to be next to [[spoiler: Seiji]]; this puts her in the same row as Anri, allowing them to exchange meaningful looks on occasion. Incidentally, [[CanonForeigner Kamichika Rio]] is also seated alongside the windows, allowing her to give listless gazes outside during her focus episode.
* CordonBleughChef: In one episode, Celty worries that the meal she cooked was bad, so she throws it out and later goes with Shinra to the Russian sushi place. They are served various dishes (like hamburgers) "sushi style", which considerably bothers Shinra. The restaurant itself still seems to be rather popular (and opulent), so Simons' RunningGag of a failure as a hawker apparently doesn't bother them much.

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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Walker, upon discovering that Kazutawno Kaztano did not, in fact, break a plate: "That email wasn't about breaking a plate... It was about breaking a ''bowl!''" This is based around some Japanese wordplay: the character in question, a foreigner whose Japanese is relatively terrible, was abducted, and sent an e-mail off to a friend in desperation: however, he said "sara wareta" ("I broke a plate") instead of "sarawareta" ("I was kidnapped"). Upon discovering his trashed and empty room, everyone realizes the mixup... except Walker, who dramatically holds up a chipped bowl.
* ConvenientlySeated: Mikado gets the standard "second seat from the back along the windows", which allows him to stare outside (also at Anri) when necessary. He is also seated in front of Mika's empty desk, which allows Anri to stare ''past'' him whenever it's convenient. Once [[spoiler: Mika and Seiji return to class, Mika]] class]], the former sits in the front row to be next to [[spoiler: Seiji]]; this puts her in the same row as Anri, allowing them to exchange meaningful looks on occasion. Incidentally, [[CanonForeigner Kamichika Rio]] is also seated alongside the windows, allowing her to give listless gazes outside during her focus episode.
* CordonBleughChef: In one episode, Celty worries that the meal she cooked was bad, so she throws it out and later goes with Shinra to the Russian sushi place. They are served various dishes (like hamburgers) "sushi style", which considerably bothers Shinra. The restaurant itself still seems to be rather popular (and opulent), so Simons' Simon's RunningGag of a failure as a hawker apparently doesn't bother them much.



* CoversAlwaysLie: The second OP hinted with the inclusion of Tom, Kasuka, Kinnosuke, Mika, (her name at least) and Shingen that they would play a rather large role in the second arc of the anime. Sadly, it was not to be.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: The second OP hinted with the inclusion of Tom, Kasuka, Kinnosuke, Mika, Mika (her name at least) least), and Shingen that they would play a rather large role in the second arc of the anime. Sadly, it was not to be.



** [[spoiler:First of all, resident KarmaHoudini {{Troll}} Izaya is finally out of Ikebukuro. He attempts to end his rivalry with Shizuo by killing him but when it fails and receives a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown for his troubles, he [[ThanatosGambit goads Shizuo into killing him to finally prove that he is a monster.]] Luckily, Vorona prevents this, and a wounded Izaya leaves the city, preferring that he die without giving his enemy the satisfaction of seeing him pass on.]]
** [[spoiler:Celty has regained her head, but [[ButNowIMustGo decides to leave]] because of the chaos that came to be because of her presence in the city. Shinra manages to get her to stay and give her head up with his newfound possession of Saika. Celty agrees to let her head get sent to Chicago and live the rest of her days with Shinra.]]
** [[spoiler:Seiji and Mika decide to follow Celty's head to Chicago. Seiji admits that he still does not love Mika romantically, but has come to love her like family. Mika is aware of how Seiji's presence will hinder her own plans of destroying the head, but accepts it if it means being with him.]]
** [[spoiler:Vorona returns to Russia, but promises Shizuo that she will come back to Ikebukuro one day.]]
** [[spoiler:Kodota identifies Nasujima as the person responsible for his hit-and-run-induced coma, and runs him over in a bit of LaserGuidedKarma. He wakes up to find himself [[PayEvilUntoEvil the captive of Haruna]].]]

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** [[spoiler:First First of all, resident [[spoiler:resident KarmaHoudini {{Troll}} Izaya is finally out of Ikebukuro. He attempts to end his rivalry with Shizuo by killing him but when it fails and receives a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown for his troubles, he [[ThanatosGambit goads Shizuo into killing him to finally prove that he is a monster.]] Luckily, Vorona prevents this, and a wounded Izaya leaves the city, preferring that he die without giving his enemy the satisfaction of seeing him pass on.]]
** [[spoiler:Celty Celty has regained [[spoiler:regained her head, but [[ButNowIMustGo decides to leave]] because of the chaos that came to be because of her presence in the city. Shinra manages to get her to stay and give her head up with his newfound possession of Saika. Celty agrees to let her head get sent to Chicago and live the rest of her days with Shinra.]]
** [[spoiler:Seiji Seiji and Mika decide [[spoiler:decide to follow Celty's head to Chicago. Seiji admits that he still does not love Mika romantically, but has come to love her like family. Mika is aware of how Seiji's presence will hinder her own plans of destroying the head, but accepts it if it means being with him.]]
** [[spoiler:Vorona returns Vorona [[spoiler:returns to Russia, but promises Shizuo that she will come back to Ikebukuro one day.]]
** [[spoiler:Kodota identifies Kodota [[spoiler:identifies Nasujima as the person responsible for his hit-and-run-induced coma, and runs him over in a bit of LaserGuidedKarma. He wakes up to find himself [[PayEvilUntoEvil the captive of Haruna]].]]



** [[spoiler:Lastly, Mikado recovers from the traumatic events of the previous night, and reunites with [[ThreeAmigos Masaomi and Anri]]. With their secrets shared with each other and the business with the Dollars done with, they can finally live a normal life together, something which Mikado has [[IJustWantToBeNormal come to accept]].]]

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** [[spoiler:Lastly, Lastly, Mikado recovers [[spoiler:recovers from the traumatic events of the previous night, and reunites with [[ThreeAmigos Masaomi and Anri]]. With their secrets shared with each other and the business with the Dollars done with, they can finally live a normal life together, something which Mikado has [[IJustWantToBeNormal come to accept]].]]



* EyeScream: This almost happens to a thug [[spoiler:when Togusa hands him over to Walker and Erika for interrogation. They planned to solder a "contract mark" into his eye a la Ciel of ''Manga/BlackButler''.]]

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* EyeScream: This almost happens to a thug [[spoiler:when Togusa when [[spoiler:Togusa]] hands him over to Walker [[spoiler:Walker and Erika Erika]] for interrogation. They planned to solder [[spoiler:solder a "contract mark" into his eye a la Ciel of ''Manga/BlackButler''.]]



* FauxFluency: If the English accent instead of the Russian one didn't tip you off, when you hear Simon trying to talk to some Russian tourists in Russian it becomes very clear that his voice actor has no experience with Russian at all. Neither do those of the tourists in question, [[spoiler: and Simon's later conversation with Izaya is no less painful on either end]].

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* FauxFluency: If the English accent instead of the Russian one didn't tip you off, when you hear Simon trying to talk to some Russian tourists in Russian it becomes very clear that his voice actor has no experience with Russian at all. Neither do those of the tourists in question, [[spoiler: and Simon's later conversation with Izaya [[spoiler: Izaya]] is no less painful on either end]].end.



* FreezeFrameBonus: In Episode 6, in the beginning when the Otaku gang are chasing after the kidnappers, [[spoiler:you can see Kaztano cowering in the van for a brief moment.]]

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* FreezeFrameBonus: In Episode 6, in the beginning when the Otaku gang are chasing after the kidnappers, [[spoiler:you you can see Kaztano [[spoiler:Kaztano cowering in the van van]] for a brief moment.]]



* {{Friendship Moment}}: Turns out that [[spoiler: Izaya]] of all people really cares for [[spoiler: Shinra]] especially during flashbacks of what happened in middle school.

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* {{Friendship Moment}}: Turns out that [[spoiler: Izaya]] of all people really cares for [[spoiler: Shinra]] [[spoiler:Shinra]] especially during flashbacks of what happened in middle school.



* GangBangers: Parodied in Episode 3, with a gangster who hams up all of the popular gang banger stereotypes and cliches. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fL2m3ekemc "Yo! Yo! [crotch grab] Yooooooooo! Hey man!!"]]'' [[LampshadeHanging Mikado and Kida comment]] on [[SoBadItsGood how strangely refreshing it is to see someone act in such a cliche stereotyped fashion.]]

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* GangBangers: Parodied in Episode 3, with a gangster who hams up all of the popular gang banger stereotypes and cliches. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fL2m3ekemc "Yo! ''"Yo! Yo! [crotch grab] Yooooooooo! Hey man!!"]]'' man!!"'' Mikado and Kida [[LampshadeHanging Mikado and Kida comment]] on [[SoBadItsGood how strangely refreshing refreshing]] it is to see someone act in such a cliche stereotyped fashion.]]
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