History LightNovel / FullMetalPanic

11th Aug '16 5:14:30 AM Morgenthaler
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** Captain Sailor of the U.S.S ''Pasadena'' is shown [[TheCaineMutiny shaking three ball bearings.]] And one of his superior officers refers to him as [[Literature/MobyDick Ahab.]]

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** Captain Sailor of the U.S.S ''Pasadena'' is shown [[TheCaineMutiny [[Literature/TheCaineMutiny shaking three ball bearings.]] And one of his superior officers refers to him as [[Literature/MobyDick Ahab.]]
6th Aug '16 7:26:36 PM TheBigBopper
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* Sōsuke Sagara, the lifetime soldier with NoSocialSkills who is attempting to fit into normal society so he can protect Kaname. Also referred to by the BigBad as [[ThatManIsDead Kashim]].
* Kaname Chidori, a {{Tsundere}} whose status as one of the mysterious Whispered is the driving force of the original plot.
* Teletha "Tessa" Testarossa, young captain of Mithril's aquatic base of operations, the ''Tuatha De Danaan'', and the other corner of the LoveTriangle with Kaname and Sōsuke.
* Melissa Mao, Sōsuke's HardDrinkingPartyGirl commander, and the CoolBigSis of the team.

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* Sōsuke Sagara, the lifetime a [[TheStoic stoic]] teenage soldier with NoSocialSkills who [[ChildSoldier since childhood]] whose mission is attempting to fit into normal society so he can protect Kaname. Also referred Kaname, and whose [[NoSocialSkills poor social skills]] and [[FishOutOfWater inability to by adjust to civilian high school life]] sets off much of the BigBad as [[ThatManIsDead Kashim]].
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* Kaname Chidori, a beautiful but short-tempered {{Tsundere}} whose status as one of the mysterious Whispered is the driving force of the original plot.
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* Teletha "Tessa" Testarossa, the [[TeenGenius precocious]] young captain of Mithril's aquatic base of operations, the ''Tuatha De Danaan'', and the other corner of the LoveTriangle with Kaname and Sōsuke.
* Melissa Mao, Sōsuke's HardDrinkingPartyGirl commander, {{Ladette}} squad leader, and the CoolBigSis of the team.




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* Gauron, a sadistic terrorist and PsychoForHire obsessed with his ArchNemesis, Sousuke.
17th Jul '16 8:57:00 AM nombretomado
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* BolivianArmyEnding: Referenced in episode 6 as part of a whole reference to ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid. Kurz and Sousuke are even prepared to invoke this trope at that point, but then the Arbalest AS arrives.

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* BolivianArmyEnding: Referenced in episode 6 as part of a whole reference to ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid.''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''. Kurz and Sousuke are even prepared to invoke this trope at that point, but then the Arbalest AS arrives.



** In episode 6, Kaname compares Sousuke and Kurz to ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid, and their situation to the TropeNamer for BolivianArmyEnding.

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** In episode 6, Kaname compares Sousuke and Kurz to ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid, ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'', and their situation to the TropeNamer for BolivianArmyEnding.
21st Jun '16 2:43:32 PM Someoneman
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* EasyAmnesia: Played for laughs in ''Overload'', where Sousuke accidentally falls into one of his own traps and loses his memory. Chidori explains to him who he is and what his mission is, which makes him laugh and call it [[SelfDeprecation ridiculous]], [[BreakingTheFourthWall like "something out of a novel or manga."]] He gets his memory back when Chidori kicks him off the roof. And then he loses it again when a pebble falls on his head. The chapter ends with [[CrowingMomentOfFunny Kyouko throwing pebbles at him, making him forget everything and then ask Chidori why she's angry over and over again in rapid succession.]]

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* EasyAmnesia: Played for laughs in ''Overload'', where Sousuke accidentally falls into one of his own traps and loses his memory. Chidori explains to him who he is and what his mission is, which makes him laugh and call it [[SelfDeprecation ridiculous]], [[BreakingTheFourthWall like "something out of a novel or manga."]] He gets his memory back when Chidori kicks him off the roof. And then he loses it again when a pebble falls on his head. The chapter ends with [[CrowingMomentOfFunny Kyouko throwing pebbles at him, making him forget everything and then ask Chidori why she's angry over and over again in rapid succession.]]
6th Jun '16 7:24:39 PM LinTaylor
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* FlawedPrototype: as powerful as the Belial and Laevatein are, thay are also very flawed, the belial is entirely dependent on its lambda driver for offence and defence, and the only reason the Laevatein can even move is becuase [=AL=] is there

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* FlawedPrototype: as As powerful as the Belial and Laevatein are, thay are also very flawed, the belial flawed. The Belial is almost entirely dependent on its lambda driver Lambda Driver for offence offense and defence, and the defense, its only reason actual weapons being 40mm chainguns in the forearms (though it gets a giant bow in the final battle). Meanwhile, the Laevatein can even move was built with a severe lack of resources and rushed in order to get it to Sousuke as quickly as possible; as a result, it only has a few hours of operational time total and is becuase [=AL=] is thereon the verge of breaking down the entire time.
6th Jun '16 6:29:28 PM LinTaylor
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** ''Sigma'' does this by re-arranging the order of the stories adapted. After [[spoiler:Kurz dies]], the next three volumes are composed of lighter stories including "Engaging Six and Seven"[[note]]the story of how Sousuke, Kurz, and Mao became a team[[/note]] and "A Cat and Kitten's Rock 'n Roll"[[note]]where Tessa and Mao get into an argument and settle it with a mock AS battle[[/note]], capping off with the DieHardOnAnX ChristmasEpisode ''Dancing Very Merry Christmas'', which was originally the 6th novel overall and is depicted here as Kaname's FlashBack. After that, the story swings into the final story arc, comprised of the events of the last two novels.
6th Jun '16 6:13:59 PM LinTaylor
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* BecomeARealBoy: This happens to Al, Sousuke's support AI. Through out the series, Al develops human-like traits like making jokes, using sarcasm, annoying Sousuke by playing BGM during battles, and making decisions based on "gut feeling" rather than calculations. This cumulates in the penultimate chapter of the series right before Merida Island was hit by a nuclear strike, Al asks Sousuke "I want to try something, but first I want to ask. Am I human, or machine?" and Sousuke responds with "...decide it for yourself. People... do that." This in turn saves both Sousuke and Al by allowing Al to activate the lambda driver on his own without a human catalyst.

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* BecomeARealBoy: This happens to Al, Sousuke's support AI. Through out the series, Al develops human-like traits like making jokes, using sarcasm, annoying Sousuke by playing BGM during battles, and making decisions based on "gut feeling" rather than calculations. Later in the novels, Al needs his AI upgraded in order to use the XL-3 flight booster, with the Mithril mechanic noting that it'll bring him close to full sentience. This cumulates in the penultimate chapter of the series right before Merida Island was hit by a nuclear strike, Al asks Sousuke "I want to try something, but first I want to ask. Am I human, or machine?" and Sousuke responds with "...decide it for yourself. People... do that." This in turn saves both Sousuke and Al by allowing Al to activate the lambda driver on his own without a human catalyst.
24th May '16 11:54:03 AM Divra
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* ImprobableAge: Tessa. Sōsuke is one of the best deconstructions of the concept out there, and the series doesn't pull many punches in describing the horrifying kind of childhood one would have in order to be a full-time bodyguard/mech pilot at age 16 and exactly how useful those [[SacrificedBasicSkillsForAwesomeTraining basic skills Sōsuke sacrificed for awesome training]] actually are.

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* ImprobableAge: Tessa. Sōsuke is one of the best deconstructions of the concept out there, and the series doesn't pull many punches in describing the horrifying kind of childhood one would have in order to be a full-time bodyguard/mech pilot at age 16 and exactly how useful those [[SacrificedBasicSkillsForAwesomeTraining [[SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining basic skills Sōsuke sacrificed for awesome training]] actually are.
10th May '16 4:39:28 PM Divra
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* ImprobableAge: Sōsuke; Tessa

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* ImprobableAge: Sōsuke; TessaTessa. Sōsuke is one of the best deconstructions of the concept out there, and the series doesn't pull many punches in describing the horrifying kind of childhood one would have in order to be a full-time bodyguard/mech pilot at age 16 and exactly how useful those [[SacrificedBasicSkillsForAwesomeTraining basic skills Sōsuke sacrificed for awesome training]] actually are.



* IronButtmonkey: Sgt Sossuke Sagara.

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* IronButtmonkey: Sgt Sossuke Sōsuke Sagara.
7th May '16 3:50:44 AM Nevermore2002
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* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup:
** Mithril has only one Arbalest unit and only Sōsuke can operate it because it's locked to his brainwave pattern. The Whispered engineer that created it has died and despite being a highly-advanced para-military organization, Mithril never had the schematics stored somewhere.
** Amalgam has create the world's first personal AS, miniaturized enough so they operate as deadly anti-personal units. Sōsuke destroy them with the Arbalest and we ever see them again.
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