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* BoringInvincibleHero: Regularly quite averted when things get serious. Multiple times Lina and co. have defeated their massively more potent adversaries purely through sheer luck. To make a list, [[spoiler: Shabranigdo was killed the first time using a spell that had an equal chance of ending the entire world as it did just being the ultimate offensive spell, and Lina wasn't even sure if the spell would work in the first place, and even then she only had the time to do it because Rezo held back his defenses. Gaarv was heavily wounded by Lina's Ragna Blade, but it STILL wasn't enough to kill them and would have slaughtered them if Phibrizzo hadn't intervened. Phibrizzo obviously massively outclassed the group when he demonstrated that he could kill them at will without any real effort on his part while effortlessly shrugging off all of their attacks, and only won because L-sama didn't really give much of a toss about what was going on either way. So far the only Big Bad's in the series that Lina has killed without casting an incredibly risky spell that has a fifty percent chance of ending reality are Copy Rezo and Dark Star Dugradigdu. At the end of ''Evolution-R'', Lina successfully casts Giga Slave for exactly the second time ever to kill Shabranigdo yet again, and though he was massively weakened from the form she encountered originally, the team STILL couldn't really kill him without Pokota's act of self-sacrifice doing the same thing Rezo did the first time.]]

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* BoringInvincibleHero: Regularly quite averted when things get serious. Multiple times Lina and co. have defeated their massively more potent adversaries purely through sheer luck. To make a list, [[spoiler: Shabranigdo was killed the first time using a spell that had an equal chance of ending the entire world as it did just being the ultimate offensive spell, and Lina wasn't even sure if the spell would work in the first place, and even then she only had the time to do it because Rezo held back his defenses. Gaarv Gaav was heavily wounded by Lina's Ragna Blade, but it STILL wasn't enough to kill them and would have slaughtered them if Phibrizzo hadn't intervened. Phibrizzo obviously massively outclassed the group when he demonstrated that he could kill them at will without any real effort on his part while effortlessly shrugging off all of their attacks, and only won because L-sama didn't really give much of a toss about what was going on either way. So far the only Big Bad's in the series that Lina has killed without casting an incredibly risky spell that has a fifty percent chance of ending reality are Copy Rezo and Dark Star Dugradigdu. At the end of ''Evolution-R'', Lina successfully casts Giga Slave for exactly the second time ever to kill Shabranigdo yet again, and though he was massively weakened from the form she encountered originally, the team STILL couldn't really kill him without Pokota's act of self-sacrifice doing the same thing Rezo did the first time.]]
26th Nov '16 4:07:24 PM Frem3
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* AlternateContinuity: Numerous. It should be noted that all mediums have shared events and similar plot progressions (if involving different details and in different orders) up to the Hellmaster Fibrizzo arc, after which they all split into completely different directions.

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* AlternateContinuity: Numerous. It should be noted that all mediums have shared events and similar plot progressions (if involving different details and in different orders) up to the Hellmaster Fibrizzo Phibrizzo arc, after which they all split into completely different directions.



* BoringInvincibleHero: Regularly quite averted when things get serious. Multiple times Lina and co. have defeated their massively more potent adversaries purely through sheer luck. To make a list, [[spoiler: Shabranigdo was killed the first time using a spell that had an equal chance of ending the entire world as it did just being the ultimate offensive spell, and Lina wasn't even sure if the spell would work in the first place, and even then she only had the time to do it because Rezo held back his defenses. Gaarv was heavily wounded by Lina's Ragna Blade, but it STILL wasn't enough to kill them and would have slaughtered them if Fibrizio hadn't intervened. Fibrizio obviously massively outclassed the group when he demonstrated that he could kill them at will without any real effort on his part while effortlessly shrugging off all of their attacks, and only won because L-sama didn't really give much of a toss about what was going on either way. So far the only Big Bad's in the series that Lina has killed without casting an incredibly risky spell that has a fifty percent chance of ending reality are Copy Rezo and Dark Star Dugradigdu. At the end of ''Evolution-R'', Lina successfully casts Giga Slave for exactly the second time ever to kill Shabranigdo yet again, and though he was massively weakened from the form she encountered originally, the team STILL couldn't really kill him without Pokota's act of self-sacrifice doing the same thing Rezo did the first time.]]

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* BoringInvincibleHero: Regularly quite averted when things get serious. Multiple times Lina and co. have defeated their massively more potent adversaries purely through sheer luck. To make a list, [[spoiler: Shabranigdo was killed the first time using a spell that had an equal chance of ending the entire world as it did just being the ultimate offensive spell, and Lina wasn't even sure if the spell would work in the first place, and even then she only had the time to do it because Rezo held back his defenses. Gaarv was heavily wounded by Lina's Ragna Blade, but it STILL wasn't enough to kill them and would have slaughtered them if Fibrizio Phibrizzo hadn't intervened. Fibrizio Phibrizzo obviously massively outclassed the group when he demonstrated that he could kill them at will without any real effort on his part while effortlessly shrugging off all of their attacks, and only won because L-sama didn't really give much of a toss about what was going on either way. So far the only Big Bad's in the series that Lina has killed without casting an incredibly risky spell that has a fifty percent chance of ending reality are Copy Rezo and Dark Star Dugradigdu. At the end of ''Evolution-R'', Lina successfully casts Giga Slave for exactly the second time ever to kill Shabranigdo yet again, and though he was massively weakened from the form she encountered originally, the team STILL couldn't really kill him without Pokota's act of self-sacrifice doing the same thing Rezo did the first time.]]



** The ending for ''Revolution'' features the plane chart that notes the hierarchy of the five Mazoku generals, the four Dark Lords, and the Lord of Nightmares suspended in the background. The two spots on the chart reserved for [[BigBad Fibrizzo]] and [[TheBrute Gaav]] are destroyed (as they were KilledOffForReal in ''NEXT'').

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** The ending for ''Revolution'' features the plane chart that notes the hierarchy of the five Mazoku generals, the four Dark Lords, and the Lord of Nightmares suspended in the background. The two spots on the chart reserved for [[BigBad Fibrizzo]] Phibrizzo]] and [[TheBrute Gaav]] are destroyed (as they were KilledOffForReal in ''NEXT'').



* CoolBigSis: Averted with Luna Inverse who scares Lina more than anything else in the world, but played straight with Martina [[spoiler: who unknowingly looks after the child form of Hellmaster Fibrizzo while Lina and the others fight Gaav]].

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* CoolBigSis: Averted with Luna Inverse who scares Lina more than anything else in the world, but played straight with Martina [[spoiler: who unknowingly looks after the child form of Hellmaster Fibrizzo Phibrizzo while Lina and the others fight Gaav]].



* CreepyChild: Hellmaster Fibrizzo in ''NEXT'', and [[spoiler: Rezo-Shabranigdo in Pokota's human body]] in ''Evolution-R''. Technically, neither of them are really children at all, but the fact that they take the forms of same makes everything they do that much creepier.

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* CreepyChild: Hellmaster Fibrizzo Phibrizzo in ''NEXT'', and [[spoiler: Rezo-Shabranigdo in Pokota's human body]] in ''Evolution-R''. Technically, neither of them are really children at all, but the fact that they take the forms of same makes everything they do that much creepier.



* CrystalPrison: One of Fibrizzo's abilities is to create a crystal gem around a person to [[spoiler: slowly drain their life energy.]]

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* CrystalPrison: One of Fibrizzo's Phibrizzo's abilities is to create a crystal gem around a person to [[spoiler: slowly drain their life energy.]]



** Chaos Dragon vs. Hellmaster is the most obvious example. It's not like Gaav just allied with mortals, while Fibrizo plainly wants TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. It also seems to be the main reason behind the actions of Xellos.

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** Chaos Dragon vs. Hellmaster is the most obvious example. It's not like Gaav just allied with mortals, while Fibrizo Phibrizzo plainly wants TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. It also seems to be the main reason behind the actions of Xellos.



** The Lord of Nightmares. Fibrizo tries ''arguing'' with her and she bitchslaps him out of existence.

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** The Lord of Nightmares. Fibrizo Phibrizzo tries ''arguing'' with her and she bitchslaps him out of existence.
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She eventually comes to like them, and is beginning to fall for Gourry by the end of ''Next''. She'll deny it if asked, and insists she's only after Gourry's [[ForgottenSuperWeapon sword]].

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She eventually comes to like them, and is beginning to fall for Gourry by the end of ''Next''.''NEXT''. She'll deny it if asked, and insists she's only after Gourry's [[ForgottenSuperWeapon sword]].



* AchievementsInIgnorance: In the finale of Next, [[spoiler: when The Lord of Nightmares is floating away in Lina's body, Gourry goes after her in an attempt to get Lina back. Exactly what Gourry intended to do when he caught up with her is a mystery, as he can't exactly stab the creator of all things out of Lina. Fortunately, the Lord of Nightmares decides to give Lina back after witnessing this.]]

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* AchievementsInIgnorance: In the finale of Next, ''NEXT'', [[spoiler: when The Lord of Nightmares is floating away in Lina's body, Gourry goes after her in an attempt to get Lina back. Exactly what Gourry intended to do when he caught up with her is a mystery, as he can't exactly stab the creator of all things out of Lina. Fortunately, the Lord of Nightmares decides to give Lina back after witnessing this.]]



** Real Rezo. [[spoiler: Particularly after Evolution-R, where his real goal is to be [[KilledOffForReal killed for good]], before the Shabranigdu fragment takes control again and blows up the world.]]

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** Real Rezo. [[spoiler: Particularly after Evolution-R, ''Evolution-R'', where his real goal is to be [[KilledOffForReal killed for good]], before the Shabranigdu Shabranigdo fragment takes control again and blows up the world.]]



** The anime (''Slayers, Next, Try, Revolution, Evolution-R'', as well as the ''Premium'' movie), serves as the second, based on the first arc of the novels. Directly contradicts the novels in places (and also itself).
** ''The Knight of the Aqua Lord'' manga is officially recognized as a third continuity (splitting from the novel verse after volume 8), and exists as another alternate second arc, standing alongside novels 9-15 and ''Try'' as an original story directly following the first arc.

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** The anime (''Slayers, Next, Try, NEXT, TRY, Revolution, Evolution-R'', as well as the ''Premium'' movie), serves as the second, based on the first arc of the novels. Directly contradicts the novels in places (and also itself).
** ''The Knight of the Aqua Lord'' manga is officially recognized as a third continuity (splitting from the novel verse after volume 8), and exists as another alternate second arc, standing alongside novels 9-15 and ''Try'' ''TRY'' as an original story directly following the first arc.



--> '''[[BigBad Shabranigdu]]''': The power of the Monster race flows from [...] terror, anger, sorrow, despair.

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--> '''[[BigBad Shabranigdu]]''': Shabranigdo]]''': The power of the Monster race flows from [...] terror, anger, sorrow, despair.



* AncientKeeper: Auntie Aqua in ''Slayers Next.''

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* AncientKeeper: Auntie Aqua in ''Slayers Next.''NEXT.''



** There was a MagiTek train in ''Try'', the power source of which absorbed all magic, making attack spells about as useful as throwing toy squibs.

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** There was a MagiTek train in ''Try'', ''TRY'', the power source of which absorbed all magic, making attack spells about as useful as throwing toy squibs.



** It's obvious there would be some of this, considering that the first anime season aired in 1995 and the most recent came out in 2009, but even watching the third season (Try) and going back to the first is pretty jarring. Gourry and Lina's character designs in particular have changed quite a bit over the years, to the point that Lina's hair has even changed color from reddish-brown to bright red over time.

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** It's obvious there would be some of this, considering that the first anime season aired in 1995 and the most recent came out in 2009, but even watching the third season (Try) (''TRY'') and going back to the first is pretty jarring. Gourry and Lina's character designs in particular have changed quite a bit over the years, to the point that Lina's hair has even changed color from reddish-brown to bright red over time.



** The final boss of NEXT, Hellmaster Phibrizzo, also applies, as he takes pleasure in tricking people into thinking that he's a cute little kid, when in reality, he's one of the strongest characters in the franchise.

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** The final boss of NEXT, ''NEXT'', Hellmaster Phibrizzo, also applies, as he takes pleasure in tricking people into thinking that he's a cute little kid, when in reality, he's one of the strongest characters in the franchise.



** Filia the dragon priestess is seen gulping down an entire cauldron's worth of hotpot as a once off gag about halfway through the [[OddlyNamedSequel TRY season]].

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** Filia the dragon priestess is seen gulping down an entire cauldron's worth of hotpot as a once off gag about halfway through the [[OddlyNamedSequel TRY ''TRY'' season]].



* BittersweetEnding: As of the ending of ''Evolution-R'' Pokota has [[spoiler: got his kingdom and father back, but he's still stuck as a stuffed toy, his real body destroyed in the fight against Shabranigdu]].

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* BittersweetEnding: As of the ending of ''Evolution-R'' Pokota has [[spoiler: got his kingdom and father back, but he's still stuck as a stuffed toy, his real body destroyed in the fight against Shabranigdu]].Shabranigdo]].



* BlackComedy: In NEXT, Zelgadis swings his sword at a bandit leader, intending to knock him out, but...

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* BlackComedy: In NEXT, ''NEXT'', Zelgadis swings his sword at a bandit leader, intending to knock him out, but...



** Also [[spoiler: Jillas towards Filia]] at the end of ''Try'', though it seems to be less romantic then simple devotion for her kindness.

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** Also [[spoiler: Jillas towards Filia]] at the end of ''Try'', ''TRY'', though it seems to be less romantic then simple devotion for her kindness.



* BookEnds: [[spoiler: Rezo-Shabranigdu is the first major enemy that Lina and her crew battle in the first season and he comes back as the final villain at the end of Evolution-R.]]
* BoringInvincibleHero: Regularly quite averted when things get serious. Multiple times Lina and co. have defeated their massively more potent adversaries purely through sheer luck. To make a list, [[spoiler: Shabranigdo was killed the first time using a spell that had an equal chance of ending the entire world as it did just being the ultimate offensive spell, and Lina wasn't even sure if the spell would work in the first place, and even then she only had the time to do it because Rezo held back his defenses. Gaarv was heavily wounded by Lina's Ragna Blade, but it STILL wasn't enough to kill them and would have slaughtered them if Fibrizio hadn't intervened. Fibrizio obviously massively outclassed the group when he demonstrated that he could kill them at will without any real effort on his part while effortlessly shrugging off all of their attacks, and only won because L-sama didn't really give much of a toss about what was going on either way. So far the only Big Bad's in the series that Lina has killed without casting an incredibly risky spell that has a fifty percent chance of ending reality are Copy Rezo and Dark Star Dugradigdu. At the end of Evolution-R, Lina successfully casts Giga Slave for exactly the second time ever to kill Shabranigdo yet again, and though he was massively weakened from the form she encountered originally, the team STILL couldn't really kill him without Pokota's act of self-sacrifice doing the same thing Rezo did the first time.]]

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* BookEnds: [[spoiler: Rezo-Shabranigdu Rezo-Shabranigdo is the first major enemy that Lina and her crew battle in the first season and he comes back as the final villain at the end of Evolution-R.''Evolution-R''.]]
* BoringInvincibleHero: Regularly quite averted when things get serious. Multiple times Lina and co. have defeated their massively more potent adversaries purely through sheer luck. To make a list, [[spoiler: Shabranigdo was killed the first time using a spell that had an equal chance of ending the entire world as it did just being the ultimate offensive spell, and Lina wasn't even sure if the spell would work in the first place, and even then she only had the time to do it because Rezo held back his defenses. Gaarv was heavily wounded by Lina's Ragna Blade, but it STILL wasn't enough to kill them and would have slaughtered them if Fibrizio hadn't intervened. Fibrizio obviously massively outclassed the group when he demonstrated that he could kill them at will without any real effort on his part while effortlessly shrugging off all of their attacks, and only won because L-sama didn't really give much of a toss about what was going on either way. So far the only Big Bad's in the series that Lina has killed without casting an incredibly risky spell that has a fifty percent chance of ending reality are Copy Rezo and Dark Star Dugradigdu. At the end of Evolution-R, ''Evolution-R'', Lina successfully casts Giga Slave for exactly the second time ever to kill Shabranigdo yet again, and though he was massively weakened from the form she encountered originally, the team STILL couldn't really kill him without Pokota's act of self-sacrifice doing the same thing Rezo did the first time.]]



** Zelgadis in the anime, namely during filler episodes where he's either being used (Lina using him as a boat anchor in ''Next'' comes to mind) or is teased for his GrumpyBear attitude when everyone else dives headfirst into embarrassing situations.

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** Zelgadis in the anime, namely during filler episodes where he's either being used (Lina using him as a boat anchor in ''Next'' ''NEXT'' comes to mind) or is teased for his GrumpyBear attitude when everyone else dives headfirst into embarrassing situations.



* CareBearStare: In one episode of ''Try'', Amelia, Gourry and Zelgadis incapacitated Xellos by singing songs of love and joy.

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* CareBearStare: In one episode of ''Try'', ''TRY'', Amelia, Gourry and Zelgadis incapacitated Xellos by singing songs of love and joy.



** The ending for ''Revolution'' features the plane chart that notes the hierarchy of the five Mazoku generals, the four Dark Lords, and the Lord of Nightmares suspended in the background. The two spots on the chart reserved for [[BigBad Fibrizzo]] and [[TheBrute Gaav]] are destroyed (as they were KilledOffForReal in ''Slayers NEXT'').
** Meanwhile, the spot on the hierarchy representing Dark Star Dugradigdu is unblemished, despite the fact that he was destroyed in ''Try''; it seems to be a DiscontinuityNod due to the fact that Kanzaka [[CreatorBacklash has officially proclaimed he does not like or consider canon the events of Try]], except for the fact that the opening ''Evolution-R'' acknowledges Valgaav, the final {{eyecatch}} for the series (one of them serving as the page image) features characters from all the seasons, including Try, the army of Saillune has cannons made by Jillas (both the character and the technology is from the Outer World), and Gourry having lost the Sword of Light and needing a replacement only makes sense if "Try" ''happened''.

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** The ending for ''Revolution'' features the plane chart that notes the hierarchy of the five Mazoku generals, the four Dark Lords, and the Lord of Nightmares suspended in the background. The two spots on the chart reserved for [[BigBad Fibrizzo]] and [[TheBrute Gaav]] are destroyed (as they were KilledOffForReal in ''Slayers NEXT'').
''NEXT'').
** Meanwhile, the spot on the hierarchy representing Dark Star Dugradigdu is unblemished, despite the fact that he was destroyed in ''Try''; ''TRY''; it seems to be a DiscontinuityNod due to the fact that Kanzaka [[CreatorBacklash has officially proclaimed he does not like or consider canon the events of Try]], ''TRY'']], except for the fact that the opening ''Evolution-R'' acknowledges Valgaav, the final {{eyecatch}} for the series (one of them serving as the page image) features characters from all the seasons, including Try, ''TRY'', the army of Saillune has cannons made by Jillas (both the character and the technology is from the Outer World), and Gourry having lost the Sword of Light and needing a replacement only makes sense if "Try" ''TRY'' ''happened''.



** Vurumugun (the real one) is in attendance at [[spoiler: Zangulus's wedding at the end of NEXT]].
* ConvergingStreamWeapon: The Dark Star Weapons in ''Slayers Try''. At the end of the season, all five weapons are combined with a YinYangBomb into a WaveMotionGun.

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** Vurumugun (the real one) is in attendance at [[spoiler: Zangulus's wedding at the end of NEXT]].
''NEXT'']].
* ConvergingStreamWeapon: The Dark Star Weapons in ''Slayers Try''.''TRY''. At the end of the season, all five weapons are combined with a YinYangBomb into a WaveMotionGun.



* CreepyChild: Hellmaster Fibrizzo in ''Slayers Next'', and [[spoiler: Rezo-Shabranigdu in Pokota's human body]] in ''Evolution-R''. Technically, neither of them are really children at all, but the fact that they take the forms of same makes everything they do that much creepier.

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* CreepyChild: Hellmaster Fibrizzo in ''Slayers Next'', ''NEXT'', and [[spoiler: Rezo-Shabranigdu Rezo-Shabranigdo in Pokota's human body]] in ''Evolution-R''. Technically, neither of them are really children at all, but the fact that they take the forms of same makes everything they do that much creepier.



* CurseCutShort: Episode 11 of ''Slayers TRY'' -- Just as Amelia was about to say "piece of shit" (referring to a dropping-shaped mountain they were about to scale), Lina cuts her off, noting how improper it is for royalty to swear.

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* CurseCutShort: Episode 11 of ''Slayers TRY'' ''TRY'' -- Just as Amelia was about to say "piece of shit" (referring to a dropping-shaped mountain they were about to scale), Lina cuts her off, noting how improper it is for royalty to swear.



* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Slayers Try'' to the earlier series. It really pushes the GreyAndGrayMorality to the maximum, featuring, among other things, a clan of Shinzoku (which are {{Physical God}}s in the shape of dragons and which are devoted to the Forced of Light) who are willing to let some other world be destroyed if it assures the protection of their own and who committed ''genocide'' against another tribe of Shinzoku because they envied their power, and the revelation that the Creator Deity basically started the battle between good and evil simply to amuse "herself", a fact that pushed the Mazoku Lord Dark Star Dugradigdu and his Shinzoku Lord counterpart Night Dragon Volpheed over the DespairEventHorizon and convinced them to fuse into a single creature in hopes of destroying the world and remaking it on their terms, beyond the interference of the Lord of Nightmares.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Slayers Try'' TRY'' to the earlier series. It really pushes the GreyAndGrayMorality to the maximum, featuring, among other things, a clan of Shinzoku (which are {{Physical God}}s in the shape of dragons and which are devoted to the Forced of Light) who are willing to let some other world be destroyed if it assures the protection of their own and who committed ''genocide'' against another tribe of Shinzoku because they envied their power, and the revelation that the Creator Deity basically started the battle between good and evil simply to amuse "herself", a fact that pushed the Mazoku Lord Dark Star Dugradigdu and his Shinzoku Lord counterpart Night Dragon Volpheed over the DespairEventHorizon and convinced them to fuse into a single creature in hopes of destroying the world and remaking it on their terms, beyond the interference of the Lord of Nightmares.



* DealWithTheDevil: Played with on Rezo towards Shabranigdu; [[spoiler: as he planned to kill Shabranigdu after having his blindness cured.]]
* DeusExMachina: The Blessed Blade at the end of the first series. It comes out of nowhere with very little explanation behind it in the second to last episode, and can somehow hurt [[spoiler:the merged Copy Rezo/Zanaffar]], which contradicts what we've heard several times about Gourry's Sword of Light being able to hurt it. This is further made strange when in Slayers Evolution and Evolution R it is shown that the Sword of Light CAN destroy it as a major plot point.

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* DealWithTheDevil: Played with on Rezo towards Shabranigdu; Shabranigdo; [[spoiler: as he planned to kill Shabranigdu Shabranigdo after having his blindness cured.]]
* DeusExMachina: The Blessed Blade at the end of the first series. It comes out of nowhere with very little explanation behind it in the second to last episode, and can somehow hurt [[spoiler:the merged Copy Rezo/Zanaffar]], which contradicts what we've heard several times about Gourry's Sword of Light being able to hurt it. This is further made strange when in Slayers Evolution ''Revolution'' and Evolution R ''Evolution-R'' it is shown that the Sword of Light CAN destroy it as a major plot point.



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Lina is slowly murdering her way up the Mazoku hierarchy and she started with Shabranigdu himself.
* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Xellos, as a monster, wants to destroy all things, and has in the past, committed several acts of genocide. This doesn't stop him from adventuring with Lina... though, granted, this wasn't revealed until near the end of NEXT where [[spoiler: it showed him wiping out a whole clan of dragons with a flick of a wrist]]. To be fair, it's just as much Lina accepting that she can't get rid of him (As Xellos is for most intents and purposes a god), than her actually wanting him around.

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Lina is slowly murdering her way up the Mazoku hierarchy and she started with Shabranigdu Shabranigdo himself.
* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Xellos, as a monster, wants to destroy all things, and has in the past, committed several acts of genocide. This doesn't stop him from adventuring with Lina... though, granted, this wasn't revealed until near the end of NEXT ''NEXT'' where [[spoiler: it showed him wiping out a whole clan of dragons with a flick of a wrist]]. To be fair, it's just as much Lina accepting that she can't get rid of him (As Xellos is for most intents and purposes a god), than her actually wanting him around.



* DoubleEntendre: Lots of jokes about the townsfolk's balls in Revolution episode 6, which involves a town festival dedicated to rolling a giant stone sphere up a mountain.

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* DoubleEntendre: Lots of jokes about the townsfolk's balls in Revolution ''Revolution'' episode 6, which involves a town festival dedicated to rolling a giant stone sphere up a mountain.



* DraggedIntoDrag[=/=]CrossDresser: [[OncePerEpisode Once per season]], sans (R)evolution-R, (and always in episode 17) the party ends up needing to be in a disguise for some reason or another. Lina and Amelia happily dress up the male members of the cast as pretty girls. Only NEXT shows Zelgadis and Xellos doing it, but poor Gourry is always involved when it happens. Xelloss has the time of his life.

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* DraggedIntoDrag[=/=]CrossDresser: [[OncePerEpisode Once per season]], sans (R)evolution-R, (and always in episode 17) the party ends up needing to be in a disguise for some reason or another. Lina and Amelia happily dress up the male members of the cast as pretty girls. Only NEXT ''NEXT'' shows Zelgadis and Xellos doing it, but poor Gourry is always involved when it happens. Xelloss has the time of his life.



* FailureGambit: While his defeat in the first season was not necessarily intentional or foreseen, in Slayers Evolution-R, [[spoiler:the Red Priest Rezo]] reveals that he intentionally [[spoiler:set up a situation in which he would be defeated by Lina and the evil lord Shabranigdo sealed inside of him would be released. In true HeroicSacrifice style, he realized that this was the only way for the mighty demon lord to be erased from existence once and for all, making Rezo less of a villain at the end of the day]].
* FairytaleWeddingDress: [[spoiler:Martina]]'s dress at the end of ''Next''.

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* FailureGambit: While his defeat in the first season was not necessarily intentional or foreseen, in Slayers Evolution-R, ''Evolution-R'', [[spoiler:the Red Priest Rezo]] reveals that he intentionally [[spoiler:set up a situation in which he would be defeated by Lina and the evil lord Shabranigdo sealed inside of him would be released. In true HeroicSacrifice style, he realized that this was the only way for the mighty demon lord to be erased from existence once and for all, making Rezo less of a villain at the end of the day]].
* FairytaleWeddingDress: [[spoiler:Martina]]'s dress at the end of ''Next''.''NEXT''.



** Played straight and justified, sort of. In short, the backstory of the setting is that the peninsula where the story mostly takes place was the sight of a great battle against the Mazoku long ago, a war that drew magically gifted individuals from all over the continent; when the war ended, one of the DemonLordsAndArchDevils, Hellmaster Phibrizzo, cast a spell that sealed the entire peninsula away from the outside world. As a result, magic remained strong, even flourished inside the barrier, but outside magical skill and lore was lost, forcing them to turn to technology instead. This causes an issue when the gunner Jillas appears in ''Try'', as he seemingly uses muskets, but all of their bullets are non-fatal.

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** Played straight and justified, sort of. In short, the backstory of the setting is that the peninsula where the story mostly takes place was the sight of a great battle against the Mazoku long ago, a war that drew magically gifted individuals from all over the continent; when the war ended, one of the DemonLordsAndArchDevils, Hellmaster Phibrizzo, cast a spell that sealed the entire peninsula away from the outside world. As a result, magic remained strong, even flourished inside the barrier, but outside magical skill and lore was lost, forcing them to turn to technology instead. This causes an issue when the gunner Jillas appears in ''Try'', ''TRY'', as he seemingly uses muskets, but all of their bullets are non-fatal.



* FieryRedhead: Lina Inverse has the personality down pat, even though it takes until about Slayers TRY for her to get the hair color right (it starts off as more of a coppery brown).

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* FieryRedhead: Lina Inverse has the personality down pat, even though it takes until about Slayers TRY ''TRY'' for her to get the hair color right (it starts off as more of a coppery brown).



** Hellmaster Fibrizo -- BigBad

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** Hellmaster Fibrizo Phibrizzo -- BigBad



** Chaos Dragon Garv -- TheBrute

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** Chaos Dragon Garv Gaav -- TheBrute



** Nowadays, Gourry tends to act like such an IdiotSavant that you wonder how on earth he puts his armor on in the morning or remembers who Lina is (as opposed to the fairly competent, if rather ''tactless'' and sometimes absent-minded, swordsman we see in the first episode) - and if it's at all possible the English dubs take it even ''further''. This is ''finally'' somewhat reversed come Evolution-R, where he appears to have been given back shades of his former competency.

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** Nowadays, Gourry tends to act like such an IdiotSavant that you wonder how on earth he puts his armor on in the morning or remembers who Lina is (as opposed to the fairly competent, if rather ''tactless'' and sometimes absent-minded, swordsman we see in the first episode) - and if it's at all possible the English dubs take it even ''further''. This is ''finally'' somewhat reversed come Evolution-R, ''Evolution-R'', where he appears to have been given back shades of his former competency.



* ForgetsToEat: In ''Slayers Try'', Lina and the group decide to immediately set sail for adventure... only to remember later, after they're stranded at sea, that they forgot to bring food. Cue them pretending to be dead so they can [[DogFoodDiet catch seagulls]].
* ForkFencing: The TropeNamer. The first episode of ''Slayers NEXT'' has Gourry and Lina literally ''fork-fencing'' at super speed over the ''last bits of food on the table''. Neither of them end up getting it, as a fight breaks out in the tavern and their table is knocked over. Lina's response? [[BerserkButton Well...]] This is justified two-fold: First, both of them are notorious [[BigEater Big Eaters]]. Second, the party has a tradition where the person who eats the least has to pick up the tab.

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* ForgetsToEat: In ''Slayers Try'', ''TRY'', Lina and the group decide to immediately set sail for adventure... only to remember later, after they're stranded at sea, that they forgot to bring food. Cue them pretending to be dead so they can [[DogFoodDiet catch seagulls]].
* ForkFencing: The TropeNamer. The first episode of ''Slayers NEXT'' ''NEXT'' has Gourry and Lina literally ''fork-fencing'' at super speed over the ''last bits of food on the table''. Neither of them end up getting it, as a fight breaks out in the tavern and their table is knocked over. Lina's response? [[BerserkButton Well...]] This is justified two-fold: First, both of them are notorious [[BigEater Big Eaters]]. Second, the party has a tradition where the person who eats the least has to pick up the tab.



** It's implied that the reason Dark Star and Volfeed merged in Try is because they are aware of her game to pit the two against each other and are absolutely sick of it.

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** It's implied that the reason Dark Star and Volfeed merged in Try ''TRY'' is because they are aware of her game to pit the two against each other and are absolutely sick of it.



* GrayAndGrayMorality: Moreso in ''Slayers TRY'' than in any other season, with the questioning of the battles between Mazoku and Shinzoku coming into question and the cowardliness of the Golden Dragons among other things. Even the main party is affected from this.

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* GrayAndGrayMorality: Moreso More so in ''Slayers TRY'' ''TRY'' than in any other season, with the questioning of the battles between Mazoku and Shinzoku coming into question and the cowardliness of the Golden Dragons among other things. Even the main party is affected from this.



* GroinAttack: In Episode 6 of ''Slayers NEXT'', Martina had placed a curse on Lina, in which any pain she inflicts on others is magnified and directed back at her. Naturally, she ends up kicking Gourry in the groin after he had accidentally grabbed her breasts (courtesy of Xellos) and made a remark about how small they are and...well, HilarityEnsues.

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* GroinAttack: In Episode 6 of ''Slayers NEXT'', ''NEXT'', Martina had placed a curse on Lina, in which any pain she inflicts on others is magnified and directed back at her. Naturally, she ends up kicking Gourry in the groin after he had accidentally grabbed her breasts (courtesy of Xellos) and made a remark about how small they are and...well, HilarityEnsues.



** Although he was a bad guy in the first season, Zangulus would technically count in NEXT.

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** Although he was a bad guy in the first season, Zangulus would technically count in NEXT.''NEXT''.



* HairTriggerTemper: As stated above, Lina has so many {{Berserk Button}}s, it's hard to keep track of them all. Pokota practically presses all of them by the time EVOLUTION-R is over with.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Various humanoid animals, officially lumped together under the name "Beastmen" (or "Manbeasts", if one wants to insult them), are common enemies. The main villain of TRY is a hybrid of Ancient Dragon and Mazoku. Zelgadis is a human being who has been mystically merged with a brow demon and a rock golem.

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* HairTriggerTemper: As stated above, Lina has so many {{Berserk Button}}s, it's hard to keep track of them all. Pokota practically presses all of them by the time EVOLUTION-R ''Evolution-R'' is over with.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Various humanoid animals, officially lumped together under the name "Beastmen" (or "Manbeasts", if one wants to insult them), are common enemies. The main villain of TRY ''TRY'' is a hybrid of Ancient Dragon and Mazoku. Zelgadis is a human being who has been mystically merged with a brow demon and a rock golem.



** ''Slayers NEXT'': Lina's begins when she [[spoiler:learns the true nature of the Giga Slave: drawing power from [[GuardianOfTheMultiverse The Lord of Nightmares]] is the exact same thing as summoning Her directly, and miscasting it can cause the ''entire universe'' to be consumed, making her friends die horrible deaths]]. Cue her being in a conundrum on how to defeat [[TheBrute Chaos Dragon Gaav]]. It gets ''worse'' when [[BigBad Hellmaster Fibrizo]] reveals himself and kidnaps [[spoiler:[[BrainwashedAndCrazy and brainwashes]] Gourry, [[BodyguardCrush just as she began to realize she was falling for him as he did for her]]. She is able to snap out of her funk, but TheStinger culminates when she casts the Giga Slave during the finale anyway.]]

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** ''Slayers NEXT'': Lina's begins when she [[spoiler:learns the true nature of the Giga Slave: drawing power from [[GuardianOfTheMultiverse The Lord of Nightmares]] is the exact same thing as summoning Her directly, and miscasting it can cause the ''entire universe'' to be consumed, making her friends die horrible deaths]]. Cue her being in a conundrum on how to defeat [[TheBrute Chaos Dragon Gaav]]. It gets ''worse'' when [[BigBad Hellmaster Fibrizo]] Phibrizzo]] reveals himself and kidnaps [[spoiler:[[BrainwashedAndCrazy and brainwashes]] Gourry, [[BodyguardCrush just as she began to realize she was falling for him as he did for her]]. She is able to snap out of her funk, but TheStinger culminates when she casts the Giga Slave during the finale anyway.]]



** Finally, ''Slayers Evolution-R'' has both Pokota and Zelgadis in the same episode: Rezo, [[SoulJar with his soul trapped in a jar]], [[spoiler:explains that he only helped and sealed away the people of Pokota's kingdom in order to experiment in gaining his sight back, and that he never intended to follow through with helping them]]. [[TearJerker The normally cocky Pokota cries and loses it]]. Zelgadis loses it ''big'' when Rezo confesses that [[spoiler:it is impossible for Zelgadis to ever become human again, and he might've ''known'' that it wasn't possible]]. Cue a crying Zelgadis to nearly go berserk until Pokota intervenes.

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** Finally, ''Slayers Evolution-R'' ''Evolution-R'' has both Pokota and Zelgadis in the same episode: Rezo, [[SoulJar with his soul trapped in a jar]], [[spoiler:explains that he only helped and sealed away the people of Pokota's kingdom in order to experiment in gaining his sight back, and that he never intended to follow through with helping them]]. [[TearJerker The normally cocky Pokota cries and loses it]]. Zelgadis loses it ''big'' when Rezo confesses that [[spoiler:it is impossible for Zelgadis to ever become human again, and he might've ''known'' that it wasn't possible]]. Cue a crying Zelgadis to nearly go berserk until Pokota intervenes.



** And Luna gets cameos in a couple of the opening songs and eyecatches. It's even {{Lampshade}}d in the opening of TRY, when she has a little arrow saying "Sorry, opening only" pointing at her.

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** And Luna gets cameos in a couple of the opening songs and eyecatches. It's even {{Lampshade}}d in the opening of TRY, ''TRY'', when she has a little arrow saying "Sorry, opening only" pointing at her.



* HumanDoorstop: Zelgadis and Gourry get used as an anchor and dragon-bait at the end of a giant fishhook respectively in the course of the same ''Next'' episode.

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* HumanDoorstop: Zelgadis and Gourry get used as an anchor and dragon-bait at the end of a giant fishhook respectively in the course of the same ''Next'' ''NEXT'' episode.



* IceCreamKoan: when the heroes find Rezo's SoulJar in Evolution-R, it starts dispensing these, along with exotic [[spoiler:and supernaturally effective]] recipes for very mundane things like hangover cures and talismans against quarrels.

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* IceCreamKoan: when the heroes find Rezo's SoulJar in Evolution-R, ''Evolution-R'', it starts dispensing these, along with exotic [[spoiler:and supernaturally effective]] recipes for very mundane things like hangover cures and talismans against quarrels.



** Hellmaster Fibrizo. Figuring out the layering makes cosplaying him quite difficult.

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** Hellmaster Fibrizo.Phibrizzo. Figuring out the layering makes cosplaying him quite difficult.



** In ''Slayers Try'', one of the filler episodes involves a love between a fish-girl (as in, a female fish with humanish arms and legs) and a male human... which ends up with the two taking a "cure" that simply turns her into a human and him into a fish-man, leaving them in exactly the same mess they were in before. They do consider it something of an improvement at least, as they now also find each other physically attractive.

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** In ''Slayers Try'', ''TRY'', one of the filler episodes involves a love between a fish-girl (as in, a female fish with humanish arms and legs) and a male human... which ends up with the two taking a "cure" that simply turns her into a human and him into a fish-man, leaving them in exactly the same mess they were in before. They do consider it something of an improvement at least, as they now also find each other physically attractive.



* KissOfLife: Episode 7 of ''Slayers NEXT'' -- During a meal hunt for a dragon on a boat, Zelgadis almost drowns. Amelia suggests giving him mouth-to-mouth, in which he promptly blushes, expecting her to do it. Unfortunately for him, the (male) captain gives it to him. And to make matters {{squick}}y, the captain [[HoYay licks his lips after doing so]]. It accumulates even ''further'' when, at the end of the episode, it's revealed that Zel himself resembles the captain's late wife...

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* KissOfLife: Episode 7 of ''Slayers NEXT'' ''NEXT'' -- During a meal hunt for a dragon on a boat, Zelgadis almost drowns. Amelia suggests giving him mouth-to-mouth, in which he promptly blushes, expecting her to do it. Unfortunately for him, the (male) captain gives it to him. And to make matters {{squick}}y, the captain [[HoYay licks his lips after doing so]]. It accumulates even ''further'' when, at the end of the episode, it's revealed that Zel himself resembles the captain's late wife...



* LadyLand: [[spoiler:Played with in ''Slayers Next'' episode 17 where a city of only women, which does not allow men to even enter. It is shown to have many men crossdressing as women (presumably all the sons of women of the city who did not wish to part with their children or move someplace else) in order to stay within the walls.]]

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* LadyLand: [[spoiler:Played with in ''Slayers Next'' ''NEXT'' episode 17 where a city of only women, which does not allow men to even enter. It is shown to have many men crossdressing as women (presumably all the sons of women of the city who did not wish to part with their children or move someplace else) in order to stay within the walls.]]



** Jillas. For someone with no magic and physically weaker than everyone else, he still managed to be mildly dangerous. Even Zelgadis was impressed with Jillas by the end of ''Try''. In ''Revolution'' he even has a cannon named after him, if you notice the soldier ordering them to fire the Jillas Cannon.

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** Jillas. For someone with no magic and physically weaker than everyone else, he still managed to be mildly dangerous. Even Zelgadis was impressed with Jillas by the end of ''Try''.''TRY''. In ''Revolution'' he even has a cannon named after him, if you notice the soldier ordering them to fire the Jillas Cannon.



* LivingDollCollector: Episode 15 of ''Next'' has one of these, who also turns Lina's friends into dolls and attempts to kill her, for a filler related reason (re: None). [[spoiler: It turns out that the collector is actually a doll himself being manipulated by a doll-like Mazoku that he carried around.]]

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* LivingDollCollector: Episode 15 of ''Next'' ''NEXT'' has one of these, who also turns Lina's friends into dolls and attempts to kill her, for a filler related reason (re: None). [[spoiler: It turns out that the collector is actually a doll himself being manipulated by a doll-like Mazoku that he carried around.]]



* LoveMakesYouEvil: Halcyform in ''Next'', also Duclis in the manga version of ''Revolution''.

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* LoveMakesYouEvil: Halcyform in ''Next'', ''NEXT'', also Duclis in the manga version of ''Revolution''.



** Eris in the original series tries to kill Lina in revenge for killing Rezo, the man she loved. Technically, Rezo was killed by Shabranigdu, who had been possessing him up until then, and emerged when he was summoned (Rezo not knowing the demon was sealed inside of him). ''Then'' Lina killed Shabranigdu. So maybe Lina sort of killed Rezo, FromACertainPointOfView.

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** Eris in the original series tries to kill Lina in revenge for killing Rezo, the man she loved. Technically, Rezo was killed by Shabranigdu, Shabranigdo, who had been possessing him up until then, and emerged when he was summoned (Rezo not knowing the demon was sealed inside of him). ''Then'' Lina killed Shabranigdu.Shabranigdo. So maybe Lina sort of killed Rezo, FromACertainPointOfView.



** '''Naga''', who emptied an entire ''town'' with it. Lina also does this in one of the final episodes of ''Slayers Try'', which scares Amelia.

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** '''Naga''', who emptied an entire ''town'' with it. Lina also does this in one of the final episodes of ''Slayers Try'', ''TRY'', which scares Amelia.



* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Jillas from above. Despite being comic relief for the first quarter of Try, he manages to separated the gang from Filia and Xellos, get the others into a situation where they could't use magic, all through tactical and psychological manipulation. And he later outdoes himself by creating an explosive rocket, that is as powerful as a dragon slave.

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Jillas from above. Despite being comic relief for the first quarter of Try, ''TRY'', he manages to separated the gang from Filia and Xellos, get the others into a situation where they could't use magic, all through tactical and psychological manipulation. And he later outdoes himself by creating an explosive rocket, that is as powerful as a dragon slave.



* OddlyNamedSequel: ''Slayers'' was followed by ''Slayers NEXT'', ''Slayers TRY'', ''Slayers REVOLUTION'' and now ''Slayers EVOLUTION-R''. The movies/[=OVAs=] are ''Slayers Perfect'' (or ''Slayers: The Motion Picture'') ''Slayers Return'', ''Slayers Special'' (or ''Slayers: The Book of Spells''), ''Slayers Great'', ''Slayers Gorgeous'', ''Slayers Excellent'' and ''Slayers Premium''. Most of the movies had alternate titles of the form "The Motion Picture R/S/G/GO".

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* OddlyNamedSequel: ''Slayers'' was followed by ''Slayers NEXT'', ''Slayers TRY'', ''Slayers REVOLUTION'' Revolution'' and now ''Slayers EVOLUTION-R''.Evolution-R''. The movies/[=OVAs=] are ''Slayers Perfect'' (or ''Slayers: The Motion Picture'') ''Slayers Return'', ''Slayers Special'' (or ''Slayers: The Book of Spells''), ''Slayers Great'', ''Slayers Gorgeous'', ''Slayers Excellent'' and ''Slayers Premium''. Most of the movies had alternate titles of the form "The Motion Picture R/S/G/GO".



* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: In the OAV "Explosion Array", werewolves can take on the forms of either humans or humanoid wolves, whenever they want. In the first season, Dilgear is a werewolf/troll hybrid; he never changes out of his (green furred) wolfman form and he can regenerate his wounds to a certain degree. In fact, canonically, his last words aren't an idle boast; he really does come back to life in the non-anime continuities and becomes "Spot", Luna Inverse's pet -- the only hint of this in the anime is an eyecatch showing her walking him in ''Try''.

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* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: In the OAV "Explosion Array", werewolves can take on the forms of either humans or humanoid wolves, whenever they want. In the first season, Dilgear is a werewolf/troll hybrid; he never changes out of his (green furred) wolfman form and he can regenerate his wounds to a certain degree. In fact, canonically, his last words aren't an idle boast; he really does come back to life in the non-anime continuities and becomes "Spot", Luna Inverse's pet -- the only hint of this in the anime is an eyecatch showing her walking him in ''Try''.''TRY''.



** Kanzel and Mazenda in NEXT. Literally the first time they appear, they don't even try to hide the fact that they're evil.

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** Kanzel and Mazenda in NEXT.''NEXT''. Literally the first time they appear, they don't even try to hide the fact that they're evil.



* PrincessesPreferPink: Amelia's outfit has some pink touches, but she wore an actual pink dress in the first episode of ''Next''.

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* PrincessesPreferPink: Amelia's outfit has some pink touches, but she wore an actual pink dress in the first episode of ''Next''.''NEXT''.



** Sylphiel is put on a bus after ''Slayers NEXT'' and is only mentioned once in ''Slayers TRY''; Filia replaces her for that season. Sylphiel does return at the end of ''Revolution,''. Zangulus and Martina are also sent off when ''NEXT'' ends.

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** Sylphiel is put on a bus after ''Slayers NEXT'' ''NEXT'' and is only mentioned once in ''Slayers TRY''; ''TRY''; Filia replaces her for that season. Sylphiel does return at the end of ''Revolution,''.''Revolution''. Zangulus and Martina are also sent off when ''NEXT'' ends.



* RedEyesTakeWarning: "Ruby Eye" Shabranigdu.

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: "Ruby Eye" Shabranigdu.Shabranigdo.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Happens several times, but the most notable case actually occurs in the novels, in which Luke [[spoiler:goes batshit crazy when his partner Milina is poisoned and denied of any medical care, thus having her die. The destruction of the shrines in the area he, Lina, and Gourry are in at the time is extreme, and it allows the [[SealedEvilInACan fragment of Shabranigdu in his soul to awaken in the next novel.]]]]

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Happens several times, but the most notable case actually occurs in the novels, in which Luke [[spoiler:goes batshit crazy when his partner Milina is poisoned and denied of any medical care, thus having her die. The destruction of the shrines in the area he, Lina, and Gourry are in at the time is extreme, and it allows the [[SealedEvilInACan fragment of Shabranigdu Shabranigdo in his soul to awaken in the next novel.]]]]



* SapientTank: Present in ''Slayers REVOLUTION'', the "magic tanks" are apparently an offshoot of the Zanaffar Armor artifact created from animals, and thus do not need crew.

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* SapientTank: Present in ''Slayers REVOLUTION'', ''Revolution'', the "magic tanks" are apparently an offshoot of the Zanaffar Armor artifact created from animals, and thus do not need crew.



** Zangulus feigns one of these at the end of NEXT to try and land a hit on Hellmaster. [[spoiler: It doesn't work.]]

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** Zangulus feigns one of these at the end of NEXT ''NEXT'' to try and land a hit on Hellmaster. [[spoiler: It doesn't work.]]



* SealedEvilInACan: Shabranigdu, who is defeated by a power his sealer didn't have access to, and Zanaffar, who was just resealed.
** To be fair, Lina and company never actually fight Shabranigdu at his full strength, just the fragments sealed in humans.

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* SealedEvilInACan: Shabranigdu, Shabranigdo, who is defeated by a power his sealer didn't have access to, and Zanaffar, who was just resealed.
** To be fair, Lina and company never actually fight Shabranigdu Shabranigdo at his full strength, just the fragments sealed in humans.



* ShareTheMalePain: Through the manipulations of Martina and Xelloss in the sixth episode of Next, Lina is forced to feel Gourry's pain when she [[GroinAttack kicked him between the legs]].

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* ShareTheMalePain: Through the manipulations of Martina and Xelloss in the sixth episode of Next, ''NEXT'', Lina is forced to feel Gourry's pain when she [[GroinAttack kicked him between the legs]].



** Zelgadis and Amelia have a good deal of chemistry and moments together, especially in ''Next''. In the final credits of ''Try'', [[MaybeEverAfter it is left ambiguous whether they confessed anything to each other]], as [[spoiler: Zelgadis is seen with a reminder of Amelia: one of her characteristic bracelets. Meanwhile, she is shown looking through the window and thinking, clearly not devoted to her duties]]. Though most of the teasing is near - gone by ''Revolution'' (leaving aside the fact that Zelgadis has become Amelia´s bodyguard and that they spend a lot of time together), the manga counterpart of ''Evolution - R'' has some of the most important [[LoveTropes evidence of feelings]] for this ship.

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** Zelgadis and Amelia have a good deal of chemistry and moments together, especially in ''Next''. ''NEXT''. In the final credits of ''Try'', ''TRY'', [[MaybeEverAfter it is left ambiguous whether they confessed anything to each other]], as [[spoiler: Zelgadis is seen with a reminder of Amelia: one of her characteristic bracelets. Meanwhile, she is shown looking through the window and thinking, clearly not devoted to her duties]]. Though most of the teasing is near - gone by ''Revolution'' (leaving aside the fact that Zelgadis has become Amelia´s bodyguard and that they spend a lot of time together), the manga counterpart of ''Evolution - R'' has some of the most important [[LoveTropes evidence of feelings]] for this ship.



** One two-episode arc in TRY has a virtually identical plot to the [[SillySymphonies Silly Symphony]] "Music Land," even to the point of musical ThemeNaming for the two feuding kingdoms.

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** One two-episode arc in TRY ''TRY'' has a virtually identical plot to the [[SillySymphonies Silly Symphony]] "Music Land," even to the point of musical ThemeNaming for the two feuding kingdoms.



* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Averted in that the first BigBad was a fragment of Shabranigdu, the most powerful of the mazoku, and no villain until Dark Star (the most powerful mazoku of another world, as powerful as the whole Shabranigdu) ever came even near his level of power.

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* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Averted in that the first BigBad was a fragment of Shabranigdu, Shabranigdo, the most powerful of the mazoku, and no villain until Dark Star (the most powerful mazoku of another world, as powerful as the whole Shabranigdu) Shabranigdo) ever came even near his level of power.



** In ''Next'', the sorcerer Halcyform makes a pledge to the Mazoku (Monster Race) which makes him unkillable while the pledge stone is intact.

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** In ''Next'', ''NEXT'', the sorcerer Halcyform makes a pledge to the Mazoku (Monster Race) which makes him unkillable while the pledge stone is intact.



** An episode of ''Try'' has a ghost ship captained by the spirit of Captain [[MeaningfulName Jarlov]], a drowned pottery fanatic whose spirit has been sealed inside a jar until someone breaks the curse keeping him from going to the afterlife.

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** An episode of ''Try'' ''TRY'' has a ghost ship captained by the spirit of Captain [[MeaningfulName Jarlov]], a drowned pottery fanatic whose spirit has been sealed inside a jar until someone breaks the curse keeping him from going to the afterlife.



* SternChase: Chasers -- Zangulus and Vrumugun in season 1, Gaav and his minions in Next.

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* SternChase: Chasers -- Zangulus and Vrumugun in season 1, Gaav and his minions in Next.''NEXT''.



* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Wizer Freyon pursues Lina throughout the better part of Revolution for all of the destructive acts she's committed in the past. At some point in the series, he obviously realizes she's innocent and just keeps playing up the chase as ObfuscatingStupidity to use Lina to catch the real criminals, but it's not clear exactly when that point is.

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* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Wizer Freyon pursues Lina throughout the better part of Revolution ''Revolution'' for all of the destructive acts she's committed in the past. At some point in the series, he obviously realizes she's innocent and just keeps playing up the chase as ObfuscatingStupidity to use Lina to catch the real criminals, but it's not clear exactly when that point is.



** Jillas in ''Try''.

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** Jillas in ''Try''.''TRY''.



** [[spoiler: Jillas]] at the end of Slayers Try.

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** [[spoiler: Jillas]] at the end of Slayers Try.''TRY''.



* UnCancelled: The third season of the TV series (''Try'') aired in 1997, the fourth (''Revolution'') in 2008. A fourth season ''was'' originally going to air right after ''TRY'' (''AGAIN'') in 1998, but production issues and various commitments the cast had made it dissipate.

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* UnCancelled: The third season of the TV series (''Try'') (''TRY'') aired in 1997, the fourth (''Revolution'') in 2008. A fourth season ''was'' originally going to air right after ''TRY'' (''AGAIN'') in 1998, but production issues and various commitments the cast had made it dissipate.



* WalkingShirtlessScene: Valgaav in ''Try'' is allergic to shirts. Lyos much, much more so in ''Knight of The Aqua Lord''.

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* WalkingShirtlessScene: Valgaav in ''Try'' ''TRY'' is allergic to shirts. Lyos much, much more so in ''Knight of The Aqua Lord''.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Valgaav from Slayers Try, after he merged with Darkstar (and apparently Vorfeed),]] wants to remake the world into a peaceful place where no one will get hurt or feel pain ever again. The problem is of course, that first everyone and everything has to be destroyed...

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Valgaav from Slayers Try, ''TRY'', after he merged with Darkstar (and apparently Vorfeed),]] wants to remake the world into a peaceful place where no one will get hurt or feel pain ever again. The problem is of course, that first everyone and everything has to be destroyed...



** In episode 26 of ''Try'', it's Lina's turn to call someone out; specifically, Filia for [[spoiler:being indecisive as to whether or not to kill Valgaav when they all know full well he's on the verge of bringing about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]].

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** In episode 26 of ''Try'', ''TRY'', it's Lina's turn to call someone out; specifically, Filia for [[spoiler:being indecisive as to whether or not to kill Valgaav when they all know full well he's on the verge of bringing about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]].



** Miwan, a one-shot character from the [[OnceASeason crossdressing episode]] of ''Next,'' is forced to dress like this due to him being born to the royal family of a strictly-run LadyLand. Humorously, Zelgadis winds up falling for "her" until he [[GenderReveal reveals himself as a man.]]

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** Miwan, a one-shot character from the [[OnceASeason crossdressing episode]] of ''Next,'' ''NEXT,'' is forced to dress like this due to him being born to the royal family of a strictly-run LadyLand. Humorously, Zelgadis winds up falling for "her" until he [[GenderReveal reveals himself as a man.]]



* WidelySpacedJailBars: In Slayers: Revolution, Zelgadis caught Pokota in a cage with bars so far apart, the little guy had to spread his arms in order to hold onto two bars at once. But he still couldn't get out.

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* WidelySpacedJailBars: In Slayers: Revolution, ''Revolution'', Zelgadis caught Pokota in a cage with bars so far apart, the little guy had to spread his arms in order to hold onto two bars at once. But he still couldn't get out.



* WouldntHitAGirl: Gourry is hesitant about fighting Gioconda in ''Slayers Revolution'' because he says he wouldn't feel right about striking down a woman.

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* WouldntHitAGirl: Gourry is hesitant about fighting Gioconda in ''Slayers Revolution'' ''Revolution'' because he says he wouldn't feel right about striking down a woman.



* YouLookFamiliar: In ''Slayers Evolution-R'', the characters meet an enchanted armor whose looks and voice reminds Lina of someone she met before [[spoiler:and she's right: the enchanted armor is Naga!]]

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* YouLookFamiliar: In ''Slayers Evolution-R'', ''Evolution-R'', the characters meet an enchanted armor whose looks and voice reminds Lina of someone she met before [[spoiler:and she's right: the enchanted armor is Naga!]]
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* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: Literally, with [[spoiler:Amelia]] in ''Evolution-R'' breaking her arm trying to ''hold back one of the BigBad's attacks [[BadAss with her bare fists.]]''

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* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: Literally, with [[spoiler:Amelia]] in ''Evolution-R'' breaking her arm trying to ''hold back one of the BigBad's attacks [[BadAss with her bare fists.]]''''



* KnightInShiningArmor: Parodied. Both Lina and Sylphiel has an image of a prince -- noble, heroic, handsome, blond, clad in white, riding on a white charger. Then they meet Amelia's father, Philionel el di Seyruun. He's the Crown Prince. Very impressive looking and quite BadAss. [[MartialPacifist Peace]]- and [[ForGreatJustice justice]]-loving. Merciful. Minor user of WhiteMagic. He even sometimes rides on a white horse. Problems? [[spoiler:He looks like a bandit who just climbed down the mountain, and is ''slightly'' nuts]].

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* KnightInShiningArmor: Parodied. Both Lina and Sylphiel has an image of a prince -- noble, heroic, handsome, blond, clad in white, riding on a white charger. Then they meet Amelia's father, Philionel el di Seyruun. He's the Crown Prince. Very impressive looking and quite BadAss.badass. [[MartialPacifist Peace]]- and [[ForGreatJustice justice]]-loving. Merciful. Minor user of WhiteMagic. He even sometimes rides on a white horse. Problems? [[spoiler:He looks like a bandit who just climbed down the mountain, and is ''slightly'' nuts]].
9th Nov '16 5:38:49 AM darkchiefy
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* PerformerGuise: Lina and her friends joined a troupe of wandering actors to hide from bounty hunters in Season 1.
27th Oct '16 9:56:40 AM editproboss
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This show has all five seasons up legally on [[http://www.hulu.com/slayers?c=Animation-and-Cartoons/Anime Hulu]] (though Hulu can't stream these outside the US), in both English audio and subtitles. They are currently available on DVD. The English translations of the first eight novels are out of print, but still relatively easy to find used. Fan translations for most of volumes 9 through 11 can be found [[http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Slayers here]] and a project to translate the rest is ongoing [[http://ceiphiedknightandbanditsplight.wordpress.com/ here]] The manga are slightly harder to come by outside of Japan: while seven volumes of the manga following the main TV series arc were translated, they've been largely neglected, although fan translations have covered a lot of ground on the various manga miniseries, including [[http://www.turtle-paradise.net/manga/slayers-knight-of-aqua-lord/ Knight Of Aqua Lord]] and [[http://www.turtle-paradise.net/manga/slayers-the-hourglass-of-falces/ Hourglass of Falces]]. Lastly, the {{SNES}} Slayers game patch can be found [[http://www.dynamic-designs.us/slayers.shtml here]].

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This show has all five seasons up legally on [[http://www.hulu.com/slayers?c=Animation-and-Cartoons/Anime Hulu]] (though Hulu can't stream these outside the US), in both English audio and subtitles. They are currently available on DVD. The English translations of the first eight novels are out of print, but still relatively easy to find used. Fan translations for most of volumes 9 through 11 can be found [[http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Slayers here]] and a project to translate the rest is ongoing [[http://ceiphiedknightandbanditsplight.wordpress.com/ here]] The manga are slightly harder to come by outside of Japan: while seven volumes of the manga following the main TV series arc were translated, they've been largely neglected, although fan translations have covered a lot of ground on the various manga miniseries, including [[http://www.turtle-paradise.net/manga/slayers-knight-of-aqua-lord/ Knight Of Aqua Lord]] and [[http://www.turtle-paradise.net/manga/slayers-the-hourglass-of-falces/ Hourglass of Falces]]. Lastly, the {{SNES}} Slayers game patch can be found [[http://www.dynamic-designs.us/slayers.shtml here]].
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23rd Aug '16 9:06:48 AM NekoHybrid
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* BlackComedy: In NEXT, Zelgadis swings his sword at a bandit leader, intending to knock him out, but...
--> '''Zelgadis:''' (after slashing the bandit leader) Don't worry, I only struck you with the backside. ([[Beat]] and notices his sword) Oops... sorry... this is a... double-edged sword...
9th Aug '16 8:05:18 AM LuciaMoore
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* BaitAndSwitchCredits: The anime's opening and closing credits make the series seem like a serious, epic fantasy series. The show itself is a comedy, however, and rarely takes itself seriously for more than one episode at a time.
14th Jul '16 3:57:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Lina...though 'hero' is a bit strong of a word, and she starts off more of a brunette, her hair turning coppery as the anime progresses.
8th Jul '16 7:09:43 AM AceDetective
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** Gourry '''(Phlegmatic)''' - dimwitted, loyal, calm and sarcastic

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** Gourry '''(Phlegmatic)''' '''(Sanguine)''' - dimwitted, loyal, absent-minded, easy-going, calm and sarcasticsarcastic
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