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The third TheAbridgedSeries from {{hbi2k}}. Take VisionOfEscaflowne, turn Hitomi GenreSavvy, make Van WrongGenreSavvy, and turn the BigBad into a CloudcuckooLander (not Dilandau, who's just as crazy as in the original series). Now finished, it delivers the laughs as well as the earlier series, GantzAbridged and BerserkAbridged. [[http://www.youtube.com/user/hbi2k#g/c/351914B9967572B5 Courtesy link.]] ---- !!Provides examples of: * AdaptationDisplacement: [[{{In-Universe}} Van]] is a big fan of ''LordOfTheRings''...yet he doesn't even know there ''was'' a book series by that name. -->'''Van:''' What's that from? I'm trying to reference ''LordOfTheRings'' here. -->'''Mole-Man:''' That ''was'' from ''LordOfTheRings''. -->'''Van:''' No it wasn't! I should know, I watched all three extended editions back-to-back once. Best two years of my life! -->'''Mole-Man:''' Bah, you dammed kids and your Creator/PeterJackson... * AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Hitomi points this out to Van when has trouble trying to be {{Wangst}}y over his evil brother. -->'''Hitomi:''' Wow, Van, that's actually a really mature and well-adjusted way to look at it... -->'''Van:''' Hey, thanks! -->'''Hitomi:''' ...And do you know how many fangirls mature, well-adjusted characters usually get? -->'''Van:''' Fifty thousand! -->'''Hitomi:''' Lower. -->'''Van:''' Five hundred? -->'''Hitomi:''' ''Lower''. -->'''Van:''' Square root of negative one? -->'''Hitomi:''' ...Okay, higher and...less imaginary. -->'''Van:''' ...Zero? -->'''Hitomi:''' Bingo! Now, angst! Angst like you've never angsted before! * AnalogyBackfire: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig Zagged]]. * AndThisIsFor: parodied in the fight leading to the angst coma. -->'''Van''' This is for Freid! -->'''Dilandau''' Cesta! -->'''Van''' For Balgus! -->'''Dilandau''' S- Stop that! -->'''Van''' For my parents! -->'''Dilandau''' What the hell, man?! We didn't even do anything to your parents! * {{Angrish}}: Folken is reduced to this upon learning that Hitomi's powers could have saved him all the time and effort he sunk into building his own fate alteration engine. * AngstComa: The TropeNamer. Van goes into one after Escaflowne is damaged, and Dilandau after Van slaughters his[[spoiler:/her]] [[{{Mooks}} Dragon Slayers]]. * AngstWhatAngst: Lampshaded {{In-Universe}}. -->'''Hitomi:''' Oh yeah, I guess I just don't think about [Van's tragic backstory] because you're all happy-go-lucky all the time. I mean, would it kill you to mope about it a little more? * AuthorityInNameOnly: Dornkirk * AxCrazy: Dilandau to the max. * BadLiar: Allen ''sucks'' at hiding the whole "bastard child with Marlene" thing. * {{Bishonen}}: Allen, Van, Amano, Dilandau, Dryden, Folken.... * BlasphemousBoast -->'''Hitomi:''' Allen, you took a [[NaughtyTentacles tentacle attack]] for me! -->'''Allen:''' Kinda makes what Jesus did seem pretty piddly, doesn't it? -->'''Hitomi:''' Hey, don't make fun of Jesus! Blasphemy's a sin. -->'''Allen:''' Yeah, but didn't Jesus die for those? Think what a waste that'd be if I never committed any. * BloodKnight: Van ''loves'' pointless fight sequences. * BrainBleach: Episode 16 has Hitomi's furious mental request for mental soap upon learning that Allen might be her second cousin. * TheCameo: [[spoiler:[[WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged Ghost Nappa!]]]] ** [[AvatarTheAbridgedSeries Zuko and Iroh]] appear in Merle's mind the first time Hitomi is kidnapped, the second time Katara and Sokka appear. --> '''Katara:''' Do something optimistic! --> '''Sokka:''' Do something skeptical! It's what SCIENCE would want. --> '''Merle:''' STOP, STOP, STOP WITH THE VOICES! * CaptainObvious -->'''Van:''' Hey, Hitomi, you're a girl, right? -->'''Hitomi:''' [[SarcasmMode How nice of you to notice.]] -->'''Van:''' [[DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm Yeah, I'm perceptive like that.]] * CatchPhrase: "Snickety Slice!" ** Which in itself is from [[strike: Tenacious D]] [[strike: Wolverine]] [[strike: Mallrats]] various places. ** And, of course, [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark "Beefcake!"]] ** Van and Hitomi throw some flak at each other for their catchphrases -->'''Hitomi:''' Was it all just a dream? Or maybe a vision...No, it ''was'' re- -->'''Van:''' Whoa, whoa! Is that supposed to be your catchphrase or something? Because you sound like Descartes after a big, heaping helping of ''stupid''. -->'''Hitomi:''' What about ''you''? "Snickety ''slice''"? What are you, Wolverine's inbred stoner cousin? ** Dornkirk has "OI! FOLKEN!" * ChocolateBaby: "Prince Chid is ''my'' son... What? My genes are just recessive, that's all. ''All'' of them." ** Technically vanilla... * CloudCuckooLander: Dornkirk. * CouchGag: The OpeningTheme. * CovertPervert: "Yes! Make me a woman, mysterious naked savior!" * TheDarkSide ** Embrace the Shoujo side of the fandom! * {{Determinator}}: Spoofed with Van. -->'''Van:''' I'll never run from an enemy! ...Except for that one time when I ran from an enemy and ended up here. But that's the limit of my running from enemies! * DeusExMachina: Lampshaded in the finale when Asturia asks TheCavalry not to use the [[{{Magitek}} alchemy bomb]] on Zaibach because the whole situation seems like one of these. [[SubvertedTrope This prompts the commander to a rant about]] [[HeroOfAnotherStory all the blood, sweat, and tears the army had expended in acquiring and arming the bomb, justifying it as an established plot point.]] [[DoubleSubversion Unfortunately, it seems the whole thing was cut for screen time.]] [[spoiler: [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight He drops it anyway.]]]] * DontExplainTheJoke: "Oh, by the way, this is Merle. [[SarcasmMode We keep her around because she's so good at detecting irony.]]" * DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: "But I thought the G-spot ''was'' in the Mystic Valley" ** "It was... (but) [[{{Metaphorgotten}} the metaphor broke down]]." * DoubleEntendre: the group has fun throwing these over Prince Chid's head when he innocently decides to comment on Allen's "weapon." -->'''Chid:''' How strange. She always said you had [[BiggusDickus the largest weapon of any man in Asturia]], but your sword is quite normal sized.... -->'''Van:''' * snort* She must not have seen many men's weapons. -->'''Hitomi:''' ''Van''... -->'''Milerna:''' What Van means is that this sword is just for everyday use. -->'''Allen:''' Yeah, my ''other'' weapon is for every''night'' use. -->'''Milerna:''' Allen! -->'''Chid:''' Ooh! May I see this every-night weapon? -->'''Allen:''' Oh, uh, no. I only unsheathe ''that'' one when I come upon a beautiful maiden in distress. -->'''Chid:''' You come upon a beautiful maiden every night? -->'''Allen:''' Sometimes twice, if I'm not too- -->'''Hitomi and Milerna:''' SHUT UP ALLEN! * DreamingOfThingsToCome -->'''Hitomi:''' Van!? ''You're'' the mysterious naked savior? -->'''Van:''' Naked? You ''wish''. My wings can come out just fine with my pants still ''on'', thankyouverymuch. * EatsBabies: Dilandau Snacks. * ExactWords: "If you're truly my son, you'll guard this treasure with your life and the lives of all those that follow you!" Too bad for Duke Freid that Chid is an obvious ChocolateBaby. * ExecutiveMeddling -->'''Van:''' The reason you're confused is that the network decided to skip the first episode. It seems that certain...''[[{{Bishonen}} elements]]'' didn't test well among that crucial, "Has a Penis," demographic. -->'''Hitomi:''' And ''that'' was more important to them than maintaining continuity in the plot? -->'''Van:''' You're watching ''[[TakeThat Fox]]''. * FetishFuel: Lampshaded InUniverse with the "[[{{Twincest}} Incestuous]] [[BiTheWay Bisexual]] [[ActionGirl Ninja]] {{Cat Girl}}s!" ** Who once dressed up in little maid outfits on Folken's birthday. * {{Foreshadowing}}: -->'''Folken:''' "Fuck you, Dilandau. Fuck you right in your [[spoiler:vagina.]]" -->'''Dilandau:''' "...What an odd thing to say...." * GambitRoulette: The events of the entire series were all part of an elaborate plan by Dornkirk in order to [[spoiler: make a sandwich.]] * GeniusDitz: Dornkirk, especially considering he's The Inventor of the Fig Newton and the [[MassEffect deadliest Sunuvabitch in space]]. * GenreSavvy: The show has a field day playing with this. For one thing, Hitomi uses this to fake still having PsychicPowers when her actual ones are temporarily blocked. * GoKartingWithBowser -->'''Van:''' Oh, hi, Dilandau! -->'''Dilandau:''' "Hi, Dilandau?" You are facing the implacable enemy who has dogged your footsteps since you've left your homeland, and all you can say is, ''"Hi, Dilandau!?"'' -->'''Van:''' Um... it's... nice to see you? * HandsomeLech: Allen and his Alternate Reality Counterpart Amano. "If there's one thing I can't stand, it's ugly old men trying to take advantage of young girls. That's for us beautiful men to do." * HeelFaceTurn: Folken defects because he's sick of the emperor's bullshit. * HellBentForLeather -->'''Dilandau:''' "Damn, I'm sexy. Why haven't I worn leather pants before?" ** Doubles as a ShoutOut to DracoInLeatherPants. * IAmYourFather -->'''Folken''': Van, I am your brother! -->'''Van''': [[ShoutOut That's not true, that's impossi]]-wait, yes it is, hey bro! * IfIWantedXIWouldY: Spoofed in episode 5, with the ever-so-convenient random anime TakeThat generator -->'''Van:''' "If I wanted to sleep through half of the episode, I would have watched..." -->List of series flashed rapidly: WolfsRain, {{Gungrave}}, [[GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex GitS: SAC]], Anime/ParanoiaAgent, {{Mushishi}}, BoogiepopPhantom, [[OddNameOut Hi, Mom!]], SerialExperimentsLain, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick squirrels do it]], {{Samurai 7}}, Anime/SoulTaker, CasshernSins, LightNovel/KinosJourney -->'''Van:''' "''WitchHunterRobin''." * IHaveThisFriend: Done transparently by Millerna. [[spoiler: then spoofed to the groudn when we met Schvan and Shhitomi. She didn't answered her phone, because Shmuck you]]. * IllBeInMyBunk: After Folken describes how hot his catgirl girlfriends were, Allen asks if they ever wore little maid outfits. Folken says they did once, for his birthday. Allen said he was going to his room, no visitors. * InnocentInnuendo: V Card does not mean what you think it means. * InsaneTrollLogic: Hitomi in the second round of PassiveAggressiveKombat. --> "Illogicality!" * IntimateHealing -->'''Van:''' That's right! How did you heal Allen back then? -->'''Milerna:''' I don't know, all I did was touch him inappropriately... -->'''Van:''' Worth a try! * IronicEcho: Dornkirk to Folken in the finale. * ItsPersonal: It has to take a catgirl kidnapping Hitomi to get Van to say this.... -->'''Allen:''' Wait, this is crossing the line? Going over to Zaibach, invading [[DoomedHometown Fanelia]] and Freid, killing your mentor, [[JamesBondage kidnapping and drugging you]]. All that stuff was cool, but ''this'' is eternal vengeance territory? -->'''Van:''' Is there a problem with that? -->'''Allen:''' Just making sure I understand you. * IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Yukari's projecting just a wee bit too much... -->'''Yukari:''' He's the most desirable {{Bishonen}} in school! If you don't make a move now, you may never get another chance! -->'''Hitomi:''' Uh, actually, it sounds like ''you're'' really into him. Are you sure ''you'' don't want to make a move on him? -->'''Yukari:''' No! You've loved Amano for years! I could ''never'' stand in the way of your happiness... -->'''Hitomi:''' Actually, I just met him today. Are you sure you're not projecting just a little? -->'''Yukari:''' ...Okay, Hitomi. If it's for my best friend, I guess I have no choice. I'll stand aside, and give you a chance at happiness with Amano! -->'''Hitomi:''' Um, okay.... ** Done again by Dryden to Millerna in the finale. Subverted in that [[spoiler:she doesn't hook up with Allen afterward]]. * JiveTurkey: Dilandau's late-series [[PettingZooPeople henchbeastman,]] Jajuka, talks like an especially [[AngryBlackMan irritable urban stereotype.]] Don't call him [[{{Roots}} Toby.]] * KarmaHoudini: Dilandau, who in the finale is [[spoiler:the new [[GenderBender Emperor/Empress]] of Zaibach, and gets to spend all day bitch slapping people, making people bitch slap each other, and maybe even [[TooKinkyToTorture taking a few him/herself]]]]. -->'''Dilandau:''' I love my life! * KissingCousins: Allen's mental response to learning he might be Hitomi's second cousin -->'''Allen:''' Still legal. All right! * LackOfEmpathy: Van. When he briefly ''does'' [[WhatIsThisFeeling develop some empathy in one episode]], he's convinced it's a ''superpower''. * {{Leitmotif}}: [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka's]] theme plays pretty much anytime Dilandau is onscreen. ** Also Darth Vader's theme from StarWars for Folken, Setzer's theme for Allen, Gestahl's theme for Dornkirk, and several others. * LoveableSexManiac: Allen is depicted as one of these. * MaleGaze: As seen on episode 2. * AMechByAnyOtherName -->'''Hitomi:''' Well, that's confusing. Can't we just call them all mecha? -->'''Allen:''' Ha! Good one. And while we're at it, [[AnimationAgeGhetto why don't we call anime "cartoons" and manga "comic books?"]] -->'''Hitomi:''' Hey, yeah -- why ''don't'' we? -->'''Allen:''' ...I'm still trying to get into that tiny skirt of yours, so I'm going to pretend that I didn't hear you say that. * MillionToOneChance -->'''Zonghi:''' Brother! [[BigNo NOOOO]]! Oh, cruel fate, what are the odds!? ...No, seriously -- the odds against this happening must be ''astronomical.'' * MookFaceTurn: Miguel. The promise of ''not'' being bitchslapped is so powerful that he snaps out of hypnosis just to ask if he can defect to Fried -->'''Miguel:''' I-I love you! Can I defect...er, I mean, ''I am a loyal servant of Zaibach and am answering your questions only because I am under hypnosis''. ** More like he was feigning hypnosis the whole time, and broke character for a moment. * MundaneMadeAwesome: Hitomi and Milerna don't directly argue over Allen, but the series presents it as though it were a knock-down, drag-out brawl. * NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: "Well, that's bullshit! First you get Hitomi's seeing powers, and now my healing? What are you gonna steal next, Allen's sex appeal?" * NoFourthWall: Obviously. When Hitomi's Seer abilities are temporarily suppressed, she decides to find Van by going into Omniscient Narrator Mode. * OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: As part of the [[TakeThat potshots against the Fox run]], we have the missed fight with the dragon. -->'''Van:''' I, Van Fanel, have completed the task of dragon slaying! He was all, like, "GRRRR! FWOOSH!" and I was all like, "No way!" and then I went, "SNICKETY ''SLICE''!" and I cut out his heart! -->'''RedShirt 1:''' Wow, that sounds badass! -->'''RedShirt 2:''' I wish everyone could have seen it! -->'''Van:''' Yeah... Me too. * TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: So vague, in fact, that even half of the Council itself isn't quite sure what they're talking about. -->'''Folken:'''Yeah...Once again, if my lord could perhaps be a bit more ''specific''.... * OnlySixFaces: "It seems you've got me mixed up with someone slightly less attractive. It happens all the time, the animators only know how to draw, like, four different kinds of faces." * OverlyLongGag: Dilandau slapping the messenger over and over again. * ParentalAbandonment -->'''Balgus:''' Make your dead parents' rotting corpses proud, my lord! -->'''Van:''' Do you ''really'' have to put it like that? -->'''Balgus:''' I just wanted to make sure it was established that they're dead. And rotting. In their graves! ...''Beefcake!'' * PassiveAggressiveKombat: The TropeNamer, with Hitomi and Milerna's passive fighting over Allen presented as something like ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', complete with "-atality" puns. * PolitenessJudo: The first round of PassiveAggressiveKombat. * PoorCommunicationKills: Lampshaded in the finale. -->'''Allen''': Rather than explain my seemingly nonsensical statement, I challenge you to a fight to the death! -->'''Van''': Rather than ask for further clarification, I accept! -->'''Dilandau''': Boys, boys, boys! Don't fight over me! Just FIGHT ME! * QuirkyMinibossSquad: Wonderfully lampshaded with the following exchange! -->'''Dornkirk:''' 'Oi! Folken! Have you found the dragon yet? -->'''Folken:''' No, my lord, and I seem to be running out of flamboyant lackeys to send after him. -->'''Dornkirk:''' Why? What's wrong with Dilandau? -->'''Folken:''' He's been slipping in and out of an AngstComa ever since his underlings were killed. Turns out he ''did'' care about those guys; who knew? Zonghi's dead.... -->'''Dornkirk:''' Have we used the gecko ninjas? -->'''Folken:''' We've used the gecko ninjas. -->'''Dornkirk:''' How about that snake guy? -->'''Folken:''' We've used the snake guy. * ReferenceOverdosed * RetroactiveWish: Used twice with the help of Hitomi's MacGuffin pendant: ** First, in episode 8, Van wishes that all the fossilized dragon hearts being mined would explode. The MacGuffin pendant makes them do so. Then he wishes for cheeseburgers to eat instead of grubs. Nothin'. ** Then, in the next episode, Hitomi wishes that a "knight in shining armor" would save her from NaughtyTentacles. Cue Allen arriving in a suit of armor. Hitomi then wishes that she was back in her fantasy world where Allen gave up his womanizing ways for her. Again, nothin'. ** Lampshaded in episode 14 when Allen hopes help would arrive to heal Van after a recent battle. A friendly caravan arrives, and Allen then wishes that there would be some sexy nurses as well. Hitomi points out that she tried it, and it doesn't work. * SelectiveObliviousness: "Oh my God, is it possible that Allen's intentions towards me are less than honorable? ...Nah!" * ShirtlessScene: "Oooh! Manservice!" -->'''Dilandau:''' I tear my shirt off in ''anguish''! * ShoutOut: To the "Beefcake!" line from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark.'' ** [[VideoGame/BioShock1 "Would you kindly get back to Van's boring backstory, and BLOODY WELL LIKE IT!"]] ** Spoofed when Merle screws up the moment by making the "[[GurrenLagann Libera Me]]" reference a little ''too'' obvious. -->'''Van:''' Yes! I can do the impossible! -->'''Hitomi:''' Well, see the invisible... -->'''Merle:''' [[RecordNeedleScratch RAW, RAW! FIGHT DA POWA!]]... * cricket chirp* ...Aww, I wanted to be part of the moment, but I killed it! ''Why do I kill everything I love?'' ** To TheChroniclesOfNarnia: --->'''Van''': First in every charge and last in every retreat, that's the motto of the kings of Fanelia! --->'''Folken''': That's the kings of Narnia, you idiot. --->'''Van''': We can use it too! They don't own it! ** To Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy in the form of a sandwich made by Arthur Dent. ** To MagicTheGathering --->'''Allen''': Look Hitomi, Just because I want to [[DoubleEntendre tap that like a Prodigal Sorcerer]] doesn't mean I'll risk people's lives over a hunch! --->'''Hitomi''': How would dealing 1 damage per turn to a creature or player help? Does Zaibach use a lot of 1/1 creatures? ** To his own GantzAbridged in episode 2. "You know, now all I can think about is sex." After counting past six... * SoundEffectBleep: This is the only abridged series made by [=hbi=] to have that trope. * SuperCellReception: "This episode of ''Escaflowne Abridged'' has been brought to you by [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Cellphone Service]], bringing you more bars in more places -- even on Gaia." * SurroundedByIdiots: Folken. * SuspiciouslySpecificDenial -->'''Prince Chid''': My late mother often told me about a brave knight named Allen. Tell me, did you know Marlene of Asturia? -->'''Allen''': Uh, well, yeah, but not intimately... I mean not biblically! ...I mean, y-yeah, we met. * TakeThat: At Fox Kids not airing the first episode. ** "Don't be stupid! Only an idiot uses a [[KingdomHearts giant key as a weapon]]." * TemptingFate: "Well, my Guymelef is pretty smashed up, but the most important thing is that nobody important got hurt." Guess who's bleeding to death at the moment. Go on, ''guess.'' * ThatManIsDead: Folken invokes it, but Van takes it literally and thinks for a second that he's a ghost. * UglyGuysHotDaughter: "Have you ''seen'' [[{{Gonk}} the king]]? He makes me look like ''[[{{Bishonen}} you]]'', and you look like some kind of...[[BuffySpeak freaky, super you]]! Makes you wonder how his daughters got so hot...." * UncertainAudience / MultipleDemographicAppeal: "In the anime industry's quest for ratings, the creators of shows with strong [[MultipleDemographicAppeal cross-demographic appeal]] must pander to two separate, yet equally important groups: the [[ShonenDemographic shonen]] fandom, who enjoy [[HumongousMecha Giant Robots]], [[MsFanservice short-skirted schoolgirls]] and [[Manga/DragonBall long, drawn-out fights between musclebound supermen]] full of [[HoYay thinly veiled homoeroticism]]; and the {{Shoujo}} fandom, who like their schoolgirls [[MagicalGirl magical]], their Giant Robot pilots {{Bishonen}}, and their [[BoysLove homoeroticism right out in the open]]. [[LawAndOrder These are their stories...]]" * {{Wangst}}: [[{{In-Universe}} Hitomi]] advises this for Van to get more fangirls, since he equates it to getting stronger. He develops the ability to detect Merle from behind the bushes. * WeHaveReserves -->'''Duke Fried:''' Sergeant [[strike: Cannon Fodder]] Canaan-Föder, how do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake? -->'''Canaan-Föder:''' I... I don't know, sir -->'''Duke Fried:''' [[RecordNeedleScratch That's easy, you don't!]] You just keep sending wave after wave of men to their deaths! Now, call in the reserves -- we're having a good old-fashioned troop surge! ** Inverted in that as soon as he says it, his own men shoot him in the back with an arrow volley. -->'''Canaan-Föder:''' How does it feel to ''be'' the last man to die for a mistake, asshole? * WellIntentionedExtremist: Folken -->"That's about as close as anyone gets [[BreakingTheFourthWall in this show.]] Oh, except Dilandau; that guy's crazy. Don't ''ever'' get on his bad side" ** Which might be cribbed from the Escaflowne page on this very site. ** "Zaibach: Kicking your ass for the greater good." * WhatIsThisFeeling: Spoofed when Van briefly experiences the mysterious concept known as "empathy." -->'''Van:''' And it's like I could tell what they were thinking and feeling just by watching what they said and did.... Did I just get some awesome new superpower without realizing it? * WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: "Oh God, now I'm having a flashback that's not even ''mine''? This is the worst superpower ever." * WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: "Killing humans [[Series/DoctorWho isn't murder, it's pest control]]!" * WhiteMagicianGirl: It's noted that such series make this one of only two roles women get to play. Millerna is stuck with being this, as Hitomi is the prophet. -->'''Moleman:''' We don't have a doctor on board. Princess Millerna, ''you'll'' have to save him -->'''Millerna:''' What? Why me? I don't have any medical training. One of those guys do it! -->'''Moleman:''' Nope, it has to be you. -->'''Van:''' He's got a point. [[StayInTheKitchen There's only a couple of useful powers that girls ever get in this kind of show]], and Hitomi's [[WaifProphet the Seer]], so that makes you [[TheMedic the Healer]]. * WingPull -->'''Hitomi:''' Van, why do you have wings now? -->'''Van:''' I told you -- I'm an awesome Shonen action hero, and I have lots and lots of powers. -->'''Hitomi:''' Oh yeah. Angel wings. That's ''really'' Shonen. Seriously, is it genetic or something? * WrongGenreSavvy: Van. The guy seems to think ''Escaflowne'''s a straight up {{Shonen}} show. * YouDoNotWantToKnow: [[spoiler:[[GenderBender How Allen's sister became Dilandau]]]]. Allen [[SchmuckBait asks anyway]], and [[BrainBleach the explanation horrifies him]]. ----
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The third TheAbridgedSeries from {{hbi2k}}. Take VisionOfEscaflowne, turn Hitomi GenreSavvy, make Van WrongGenreSavvy, and turn the BigBad into a CloudcuckooLander (not Dilandau, who's just as crazy as in the original series). Now finished, it delivers the laughs as well as the earlier series, GantzAbridged and BerserkAbridged. [[http://www.youtube.com/user/hbi2k#g/c/351914B9967572B5 Courtesy link.]] ---- !!Provides examples of: * AdaptationDisplacement: [[{{In-Universe}} Van]] is a big fan of ''LordOfTheRings''...yet he doesn't even know there ''was'' a book series by that name. -->'''Van:''' What's that from? I'm trying to reference ''LordOfTheRings'' here. -->'''Mole-Man:''' That ''was'' from ''LordOfTheRings''. -->'''Van:''' No it wasn't! I should know, I watched all three extended editions back-to-back once. Best two years of my life! -->'''Mole-Man:''' Bah, you dammed kids and your Creator/PeterJackson... * AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Hitomi points this out to Van when has trouble trying to be {{Wangst}}y over his evil brother. -->'''Hitomi:''' Wow, Van, that's actually a really mature and well-adjusted way to look at it... -->'''Van:''' Hey, thanks! -->'''Hitomi:''' ...And do you know how many fangirls mature, well-adjusted characters usually get? -->'''Van:''' Fifty thousand! -->'''Hitomi:''' Lower. -->'''Van:''' Five hundred? -->'''Hitomi:''' ''Lower''. -->'''Van:''' Square root of negative one? -->'''Hitomi:''' ...Okay, higher and...less imaginary. -->'''Van:''' ...Zero? -->'''Hitomi:''' Bingo! Now, angst! Angst like you've never angsted before! * AnalogyBackfire: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig Zagged]]. * AndThisIsFor: parodied in the fight leading to the angst coma. -->'''Van''' This is for Freid! -->'''Dilandau''' Cesta! -->'''Van''' For Balgus! -->'''Dilandau''' S- Stop that! -->'''Van''' For my parents! -->'''Dilandau''' What the hell, man?! We didn't even do anything to your parents! * {{Angrish}}: Folken is reduced to this upon learning that Hitomi's powers could have saved him all the time and effort he sunk into building his own fate alteration engine. * AngstComa: The TropeNamer. Van goes into one after Escaflowne is damaged, and Dilandau after Van slaughters his[[spoiler:/her]] [[{{Mooks}} Dragon Slayers]]. * AngstWhatAngst: Lampshaded {{In-Universe}}. -->'''Hitomi:''' Oh yeah, I guess I just don't think about [Van's tragic backstory] because you're all happy-go-lucky all the time. I mean, would it kill you to mope about it a little more? * AuthorityInNameOnly: Dornkirk * AxCrazy: Dilandau to the max. * BadLiar: Allen ''sucks'' at hiding the whole "bastard child with Marlene" thing. * {{Bishonen}}: Allen, Van, Amano, Dilandau, Dryden, Folken.... * BlasphemousBoast -->'''Hitomi:''' Allen, you took a [[NaughtyTentacles tentacle attack]] for me! -->'''Allen:''' Kinda makes what Jesus did seem pretty piddly, doesn't it? -->'''Hitomi:''' Hey, don't make fun of Jesus! Blasphemy's a sin. -->'''Allen:''' Yeah, but didn't Jesus die for those? Think what a waste that'd be if I never committed any. * BloodKnight: Van ''loves'' pointless fight sequences. * BrainBleach: Episode 16 has Hitomi's furious mental request for mental soap upon learning that Allen might be her second cousin. * TheCameo: [[spoiler:[[WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged Ghost Nappa!]]]] ** [[AvatarTheAbridgedSeries Zuko and Iroh]] appear in Merle's mind the first time Hitomi is kidnapped, the second time Katara and Sokka appear. --> '''Katara:''' Do something optimistic! --> '''Sokka:''' Do something skeptical! It's what SCIENCE would want. --> '''Merle:''' STOP, STOP, STOP WITH THE VOICES! * CaptainObvious -->'''Van:''' Hey, Hitomi, you're a girl, right? -->'''Hitomi:''' [[SarcasmMode How nice of you to notice.]] -->'''Van:''' [[DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm Yeah, I'm perceptive like that.]] * CatchPhrase: "Snickety Slice!" ** Which in itself is from [[strike: Tenacious D]] [[strike: Wolverine]] [[strike: Mallrats]] various places. ** And, of course, [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark "Beefcake!"]] ** Van and Hitomi throw some flak at each other for their catchphrases -->'''Hitomi:''' Was it all just a dream? Or maybe a vision...No, it ''was'' re- -->'''Van:''' Whoa, whoa! Is that supposed to be your catchphrase or something? Because you sound like Descartes after a big, heaping helping of ''stupid''. -->'''Hitomi:''' What about ''you''? "Snickety ''slice''"? What are you, Wolverine's inbred stoner cousin? ** Dornkirk has "OI! FOLKEN!" * ChocolateBaby: "Prince Chid is ''my'' son... What? My genes are just recessive, that's all. ''All'' of them." ** Technically vanilla... * CloudCuckooLander: Dornkirk. * CouchGag: The OpeningTheme. * CovertPervert: "Yes! Make me a woman, mysterious naked savior!" * TheDarkSide ** Embrace the Shoujo side of the fandom! * {{Determinator}}: Spoofed with Van. -->'''Van:''' I'll never run from an enemy! ...Except for that one time when I ran from an enemy and ended up here. But that's the limit of my running from enemies! * DeusExMachina: Lampshaded in the finale when Asturia asks TheCavalry not to use the [[{{Magitek}} alchemy bomb]] on Zaibach because the whole situation seems like one of these. [[SubvertedTrope This prompts the commander to a rant about]] [[HeroOfAnotherStory all the blood, sweat, and tears the army had expended in acquiring and arming the bomb, justifying it as an established plot point.]] [[DoubleSubversion Unfortunately, it seems the whole thing was cut for screen time.]] [[spoiler: [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight He drops it anyway.]]]] * DontExplainTheJoke: "Oh, by the way, this is Merle. [[SarcasmMode We keep her around because she's so good at detecting irony.]]" * DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: "But I thought the G-spot ''was'' in the Mystic Valley" ** "It was... (but) [[{{Metaphorgotten}} the metaphor broke down]]." * DoubleEntendre: the group has fun throwing these over Prince Chid's head when he innocently decides to comment on Allen's "weapon." -->'''Chid:''' How strange. She always said you had [[BiggusDickus the largest weapon of any man in Asturia]], but your sword is quite normal sized.... -->'''Van:''' * snort* She must not have seen many men's weapons. -->'''Hitomi:''' ''Van''... -->'''Milerna:''' What Van means is that this sword is just for everyday use. -->'''Allen:''' Yeah, my ''other'' weapon is for every''night'' use. -->'''Milerna:''' Allen! -->'''Chid:''' Ooh! May I see this every-night weapon? -->'''Allen:''' Oh, uh, no. I only unsheathe ''that'' one when I come upon a beautiful maiden in distress. -->'''Chid:''' You come upon a beautiful maiden every night? -->'''Allen:''' Sometimes twice, if I'm not too- -->'''Hitomi and Milerna:''' SHUT UP ALLEN! * DreamingOfThingsToCome -->'''Hitomi:''' Van!? ''You're'' the mysterious naked savior? -->'''Van:''' Naked? You ''wish''. My wings can come out just fine with my pants still ''on'', thankyouverymuch. * EatsBabies: Dilandau Snacks. * ExactWords: "If you're truly my son, you'll guard this treasure with your life and the lives of all those that follow you!" Too bad for Duke Freid that Chid is an obvious ChocolateBaby. * ExecutiveMeddling -->'''Van:''' The reason you're confused is that the network decided to skip the first episode. It seems that certain...''[[{{Bishonen}} elements]]'' didn't test well among that crucial, "Has a Penis," demographic. -->'''Hitomi:''' And ''that'' was more important to them than maintaining continuity in the plot? -->'''Van:''' You're watching ''[[TakeThat Fox]]''. * FetishFuel: Lampshaded InUniverse with the "[[{{Twincest}} Incestuous]] [[BiTheWay Bisexual]] [[ActionGirl Ninja]] {{Cat Girl}}s!" ** Who once dressed up in little maid outfits on Folken's birthday. * {{Foreshadowing}}: -->'''Folken:''' "Fuck you, Dilandau. Fuck you right in your [[spoiler:vagina.]]" -->'''Dilandau:''' "...What an odd thing to say...." * GambitRoulette: The events of the entire series were all part of an elaborate plan by Dornkirk in order to [[spoiler: make a sandwich.]] * GeniusDitz: Dornkirk, especially considering he's The Inventor of the Fig Newton and the [[MassEffect deadliest Sunuvabitch in space]]. * GenreSavvy: The show has a field day playing with this. For one thing, Hitomi uses this to fake still having PsychicPowers when her actual ones are temporarily blocked. * GoKartingWithBowser -->'''Van:''' Oh, hi, Dilandau! -->'''Dilandau:''' "Hi, Dilandau?" You are facing the implacable enemy who has dogged your footsteps since you've left your homeland, and all you can say is, ''"Hi, Dilandau!?"'' -->'''Van:''' Um... it's... nice to see you? * HandsomeLech: Allen and his Alternate Reality Counterpart Amano. "If there's one thing I can't stand, it's ugly old men trying to take advantage of young girls. That's for us beautiful men to do." * HeelFaceTurn: Folken defects because he's sick of the emperor's bullshit. * HellBentForLeather -->'''Dilandau:''' "Damn, I'm sexy. Why haven't I worn leather pants before?" ** Doubles as a ShoutOut to DracoInLeatherPants. * IAmYourFather -->'''Folken''': Van, I am your brother! -->'''Van''': [[ShoutOut That's not true, that's impossi]]-wait, yes it is, hey bro! * IfIWantedXIWouldY: Spoofed in episode 5, with the ever-so-convenient random anime TakeThat generator -->'''Van:''' "If I wanted to sleep through half of the episode, I would have watched..." -->List of series flashed rapidly: WolfsRain, {{Gungrave}}, [[GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex GitS: SAC]], Anime/ParanoiaAgent, {{Mushishi}}, BoogiepopPhantom, [[OddNameOut Hi, Mom!]], SerialExperimentsLain, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick squirrels do it]], {{Samurai 7}}, Anime/SoulTaker, CasshernSins, LightNovel/KinosJourney -->'''Van:''' "''WitchHunterRobin''." * IHaveThisFriend: Done transparently by Millerna. [[spoiler: then spoofed to the groudn when we met Schvan and Shhitomi. She didn't answered her phone, because Shmuck you]]. * IllBeInMyBunk: After Folken describes how hot his catgirl girlfriends were, Allen asks if they ever wore little maid outfits. Folken says they did once, for his birthday. Allen said he was going to his room, no visitors. * InnocentInnuendo: V Card does not mean what you think it means. * InsaneTrollLogic: Hitomi in the second round of PassiveAggressiveKombat. --> "Illogicality!" * IntimateHealing -->'''Van:''' That's right! How did you heal Allen back then? -->'''Milerna:''' I don't know, all I did was touch him inappropriately... -->'''Van:''' Worth a try! * IronicEcho: Dornkirk to Folken in the finale. * ItsPersonal: It has to take a catgirl kidnapping Hitomi to get Van to say this.... -->'''Allen:''' Wait, this is crossing the line? Going over to Zaibach, invading [[DoomedHometown Fanelia]] and Freid, killing your mentor, [[JamesBondage kidnapping and drugging you]]. All that stuff was cool, but ''this'' is eternal vengeance territory? -->'''Van:''' Is there a problem with that? -->'''Allen:''' Just making sure I understand you. * IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Yukari's projecting just a wee bit too much... -->'''Yukari:''' He's the most desirable {{Bishonen}} in school! If you don't make a move now, you may never get another chance! -->'''Hitomi:''' Uh, actually, it sounds like ''you're'' really into him. Are you sure ''you'' don't want to make a move on him? -->'''Yukari:''' No! You've loved Amano for years! I could ''never'' stand in the way of your happiness... -->'''Hitomi:''' Actually, I just met him today. Are you sure you're not projecting just a little? -->'''Yukari:''' ...Okay, Hitomi. If it's for my best friend, I guess I have no choice. I'll stand aside, and give you a chance at happiness with Amano! -->'''Hitomi:''' Um, okay.... ** Done again by Dryden to Millerna in the finale. Subverted in that [[spoiler:she doesn't hook up with Allen afterward]]. * JiveTurkey: Dilandau's late-series [[PettingZooPeople henchbeastman,]] Jajuka, talks like an especially [[AngryBlackMan irritable urban stereotype.]] Don't call him [[{{Roots}} Toby.]] * KarmaHoudini: Dilandau, who in the finale is [[spoiler:the new [[GenderBender Emperor/Empress]] of Zaibach, and gets to spend all day bitch slapping people, making people bitch slap each other, and maybe even [[TooKinkyToTorture taking a few him/herself]]]]. -->'''Dilandau:''' I love my life! * KissingCousins: Allen's mental response to learning he might be Hitomi's second cousin -->'''Allen:''' Still legal. All right! * LackOfEmpathy: Van. When he briefly ''does'' [[WhatIsThisFeeling develop some empathy in one episode]], he's convinced it's a ''superpower''. * {{Leitmotif}}: [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka's]] theme plays pretty much anytime Dilandau is onscreen. ** Also Darth Vader's theme from StarWars for Folken, Setzer's theme for Allen, Gestahl's theme for Dornkirk, and several others. * LoveableSexManiac: Allen is depicted as one of these. * MaleGaze: As seen on episode 2. * AMechByAnyOtherName -->'''Hitomi:''' Well, that's confusing. Can't we just call them all mecha? -->'''Allen:''' Ha! Good one. And while we're at it, [[AnimationAgeGhetto why don't we call anime "cartoons" and manga "comic books?"]] -->'''Hitomi:''' Hey, yeah -- why ''don't'' we? -->'''Allen:''' ...I'm still trying to get into that tiny skirt of yours, so I'm going to pretend that I didn't hear you say that. * MillionToOneChance -->'''Zonghi:''' Brother! [[BigNo NOOOO]]! Oh, cruel fate, what are the odds!? ...No, seriously -- the odds against this happening must be ''astronomical.'' * MookFaceTurn: Miguel. The promise of ''not'' being bitchslapped is so powerful that he snaps out of hypnosis just to ask if he can defect to Fried -->'''Miguel:''' I-I love you! Can I defect...er, I mean, ''I am a loyal servant of Zaibach and am answering your questions only because I am under hypnosis''. ** More like he was feigning hypnosis the whole time, and broke character for a moment. * MundaneMadeAwesome: Hitomi and Milerna don't directly argue over Allen, but the series presents it as though it were a knock-down, drag-out brawl. * NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: "Well, that's bullshit! First you get Hitomi's seeing powers, and now my healing? What are you gonna steal next, Allen's sex appeal?" * NoFourthWall: Obviously. When Hitomi's Seer abilities are temporarily suppressed, she decides to find Van by going into Omniscient Narrator Mode. * OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: As part of the [[TakeThat potshots against the Fox run]], we have the missed fight with the dragon. -->'''Van:''' I, Van Fanel, have completed the task of dragon slaying! He was all, like, "GRRRR! FWOOSH!" and I was all like, "No way!" and then I went, "SNICKETY ''SLICE''!" and I cut out his heart! -->'''RedShirt 1:''' Wow, that sounds badass! -->'''RedShirt 2:''' I wish everyone could have seen it! -->'''Van:''' Yeah... Me too. * TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: So vague, in fact, that even half of the Council itself isn't quite sure what they're talking about. -->'''Folken:'''Yeah...Once again, if my lord could perhaps be a bit more ''specific''.... * OnlySixFaces: "It seems you've got me mixed up with someone slightly less attractive. It happens all the time, the animators only know how to draw, like, four different kinds of faces." * OverlyLongGag: Dilandau slapping the messenger over and over again. * ParentalAbandonment -->'''Balgus:''' Make your dead parents' rotting corpses proud, my lord! -->'''Van:''' Do you ''really'' have to put it like that? -->'''Balgus:''' I just wanted to make sure it was established that they're dead. And rotting. In their graves! ...''Beefcake!'' * PassiveAggressiveKombat: The TropeNamer, with Hitomi and Milerna's passive fighting over Allen presented as something like ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', complete with "-atality" puns. * PolitenessJudo: The first round of PassiveAggressiveKombat. * PoorCommunicationKills: Lampshaded in the finale. -->'''Allen''': Rather than explain my seemingly nonsensical statement, I challenge you to a fight to the death! -->'''Van''': Rather than ask for further clarification, I accept! -->'''Dilandau''': Boys, boys, boys! Don't fight over me! Just FIGHT ME! * QuirkyMinibossSquad: Wonderfully lampshaded with the following exchange! -->'''Dornkirk:''' 'Oi! Folken! Have you found the dragon yet? -->'''Folken:''' No, my lord, and I seem to be running out of flamboyant lackeys to send after him. -->'''Dornkirk:''' Why? What's wrong with Dilandau? -->'''Folken:''' He's been slipping in and out of an AngstComa ever since his underlings were killed. Turns out he ''did'' care about those guys; who knew? Zonghi's dead.... -->'''Dornkirk:''' Have we used the gecko ninjas? -->'''Folken:''' We've used the gecko ninjas. -->'''Dornkirk:''' How about that snake guy? -->'''Folken:''' We've used the snake guy. * ReferenceOverdosed * RetroactiveWish: Used twice with the help of Hitomi's MacGuffin pendant: ** First, in episode 8, Van wishes that all the fossilized dragon hearts being mined would explode. The MacGuffin pendant makes them do so. Then he wishes for cheeseburgers to eat instead of grubs. Nothin'. ** Then, in the next episode, Hitomi wishes that a "knight in shining armor" would save her from NaughtyTentacles. Cue Allen arriving in a suit of armor. Hitomi then wishes that she was back in her fantasy world where Allen gave up his womanizing ways for her. Again, nothin'. ** Lampshaded in episode 14 when Allen hopes help would arrive to heal Van after a recent battle. A friendly caravan arrives, and Allen then wishes that there would be some sexy nurses as well. Hitomi points out that she tried it, and it doesn't work. * SelectiveObliviousness: "Oh my God, is it possible that Allen's intentions towards me are less than honorable? ...Nah!" * ShirtlessScene: "Oooh! Manservice!" -->'''Dilandau:''' I tear my shirt off in ''anguish''! * ShoutOut: To the "Beefcake!" line from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark.'' ** [[VideoGame/BioShock1 "Would you kindly get back to Van's boring backstory, and BLOODY WELL LIKE IT!"]] ** Spoofed when Merle screws up the moment by making the "[[GurrenLagann Libera Me]]" reference a little ''too'' obvious. -->'''Van:''' Yes! I can do the impossible! -->'''Hitomi:''' Well, see the invisible... -->'''Merle:''' [[RecordNeedleScratch RAW, RAW! FIGHT DA POWA!]]... * cricket chirp* ...Aww, I wanted to be part of the moment, but I killed it! ''Why do I kill everything I love?'' ** To TheChroniclesOfNarnia: --->'''Van''': First in every charge and last in every retreat, that's the motto of the kings of Fanelia! --->'''Folken''': That's the kings of Narnia, you idiot. --->'''Van''': We can use it too! They don't own it! ** To Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy in the form of a sandwich made by Arthur Dent. ** To MagicTheGathering --->'''Allen''': Look Hitomi, Just because I want to [[DoubleEntendre tap that like a Prodigal Sorcerer]] doesn't mean I'll risk people's lives over a hunch! --->'''Hitomi''': How would dealing 1 damage per turn to a creature or player help? Does Zaibach use a lot of 1/1 creatures? ** To his own GantzAbridged in episode 2. "You know, now all I can think about is sex." After counting past six... * SoundEffectBleep: This is the only abridged series made by [=hbi=] to have that trope. * SuperCellReception: "This episode of ''Escaflowne Abridged'' has been brought to you by [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Cellphone Service]], bringing you more bars in more places -- even on Gaia." * SurroundedByIdiots: Folken. * SuspiciouslySpecificDenial -->'''Prince Chid''': My late mother often told me about a brave knight named Allen. Tell me, did you know Marlene of Asturia? -->'''Allen''': Uh, well, yeah, but not intimately... I mean not biblically! ...I mean, y-yeah, we met. * TakeThat: At Fox Kids not airing the first episode. ** "Don't be stupid! Only an idiot uses a [[KingdomHearts giant key as a weapon]]." * TemptingFate: "Well, my Guymelef is pretty smashed up, but the most important thing is that nobody important got hurt." Guess who's bleeding to death at the moment. Go on, ''guess.'' * ThatManIsDead: Folken invokes it, but Van takes it literally and thinks for a second that he's a ghost. * UglyGuysHotDaughter: "Have you ''seen'' [[{{Gonk}} the king]]? He makes me look like ''[[{{Bishonen}} you]]'', and you look like some kind of...[[BuffySpeak freaky, super you]]! Makes you wonder how his daughters got so hot...." * UncertainAudience / MultipleDemographicAppeal: "In the anime industry's quest for ratings, the creators of shows with strong [[MultipleDemographicAppeal cross-demographic appeal]] must pander to two separate, yet equally important groups: the [[ShonenDemographic shonen]] fandom, who enjoy [[HumongousMecha Giant Robots]], [[MsFanservice short-skirted schoolgirls]] and [[Manga/DragonBall long, drawn-out fights between musclebound supermen]] full of [[HoYay thinly veiled homoeroticism]]; and the {{Shoujo}} fandom, who like their schoolgirls [[MagicalGirl magical]], their Giant Robot pilots {{Bishonen}}, and their [[BoysLove homoeroticism right out in the open]]. [[LawAndOrder These are their stories...]]" * {{Wangst}}: [[{{In-Universe}} Hitomi]] advises this for Van to get more fangirls, since he equates it to getting stronger. He develops the ability to detect Merle from behind the bushes. * WeHaveReserves -->'''Duke Fried:''' Sergeant [[strike: Cannon Fodder]] Canaan-Föder, how do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake? -->'''Canaan-Föder:''' I... I don't know, sir -->'''Duke Fried:''' [[RecordNeedleScratch That's easy, you don't!]] You just keep sending wave after wave of men to their deaths! Now, call in the reserves -- we're having a good old-fashioned troop surge! ** Inverted in that as soon as he says it, his own men shoot him in the back with an arrow volley. -->'''Canaan-Föder:''' How does it feel to ''be'' the last man to die for a mistake, asshole? * WellIntentionedExtremist: Folken -->"That's about as close as anyone gets [[BreakingTheFourthWall in this show.]] Oh, except Dilandau; that guy's crazy. Don't ''ever'' get on his bad side" ** Which might be cribbed from the Escaflowne page on this very site. ** "Zaibach: Kicking your ass for the greater good." * WhatIsThisFeeling: Spoofed when Van briefly experiences the mysterious concept known as "empathy." -->'''Van:''' And it's like I could tell what they were thinking and feeling just by watching what they said and did.... Did I just get some awesome new superpower without realizing it? * WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: "Oh God, now I'm having a flashback that's not even ''mine''? This is the worst superpower ever." * WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: "Killing humans [[Series/DoctorWho isn't murder, it's pest control]]!" * WhiteMagicianGirl: It's noted that such series make this one of only two roles women get to play. Millerna is stuck with being this, as Hitomi is the prophet. -->'''Moleman:''' We don't have a doctor on board. Princess Millerna, ''you'll'' have to save him -->'''Millerna:''' What? Why me? I don't have any medical training. One of those guys do it! -->'''Moleman:''' Nope, it has to be you. -->'''Van:''' He's got a point. [[StayInTheKitchen There's only a couple of useful powers that girls ever get in this kind of show]], and Hitomi's [[WaifProphet the Seer]], so that makes you [[TheMedic the Healer]]. * WingPull -->'''Hitomi:''' Van, why do you have wings now? -->'''Van:''' I told you -- I'm an awesome Shonen action hero, and I have lots and lots of powers. -->'''Hitomi:''' Oh yeah. Angel wings. That's ''really'' Shonen. Seriously, is it genetic or something? * WrongGenreSavvy: Van. The guy seems to think ''Escaflowne'''s a straight up {{Shonen}} show. * YouDoNotWantToKnow: [[spoiler:[[GenderBender How Allen's sister became Dilandau]]]]. Allen [[SchmuckBait asks anyway]], and [[BrainBleach the explanation horrifies him]]. ----[[redirect:WebVideo/VisionOfEscaflowneAbridged]]
1st Jun '13 5:11:27 AM SeptimusHeap
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* CanYouHearMeNow: "This episode of ''Escaflowne Abridged'' has been brought to you by [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Cellphone Service]], bringing you more bars in more places -- even on Gaia."

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* CanYouHearMeNow: SuperCellReception: "This episode of ''Escaflowne Abridged'' has been brought to you by [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Cellphone Service]], bringing you more bars in more places -- even on Gaia."
12th May '13 1:57:35 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* TheCameo: [[spoiler:[[DragonBallAbridged Ghost Nappa!]]]]
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18th Apr '13 9:16:18 AM Scabbard
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** First, in episode 8, Van wishes that all the fossilized dragon hearts being mined would explodes. The MacGuffin pendant makes them do so. Then he wishes for cheeseburgers to eat instead of grubs. Nothin'.
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** First, in episode 8, Van wishes that all the fossilized dragon hearts being mined would explodes.explode. The MacGuffin pendant makes them do so. Then he wishes for cheeseburgers to eat instead of grubs. Nothin'.
16th Apr '13 4:32:36 AM Firechick12012
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14th Mar '13 9:21:21 PM EarlOfSandvich
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** To TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy in the form of a sandwich made by Arthur Dent.
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26th Jan '13 1:13:37 PM nombretomado
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-->List of series flashed rapidly: WolfsRain, {{Gungrave}}, [[GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex GitS: SAC]], ParanoiaAgent, {{Mushishi}}, BoogiepopPhantom, [[OddNameOut Hi, Mom!]], SerialExperimentsLain, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick squirrels do it]], {{Samurai 7}}, Anime/SoulTaker, CasshernSins, LightNovel/KinosJourney
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-->List of series flashed rapidly: WolfsRain, {{Gungrave}}, [[GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex GitS: SAC]], ParanoiaAgent, Anime/ParanoiaAgent, {{Mushishi}}, BoogiepopPhantom, [[OddNameOut Hi, Mom!]], SerialExperimentsLain, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick squirrels do it]], {{Samurai 7}}, Anime/SoulTaker, CasshernSins, LightNovel/KinosJourney

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12th Jan '13 3:12:54 PM Brainiac0982
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* WhiteMagicialGirl: It's noted that such series make this one of only two roles women get to play. Millerna is stuck with being this, as Hitomi is the prophet.
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* WhiteMagicialGirl: WhiteMagicianGirl: It's noted that such series make this one of only two roles women get to play. Millerna is stuck with being this, as Hitomi is the prophet.
12th Jan '13 12:46:24 PM Brainiac0982
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* PassiveAggressiveKombat: The TropeNamer, with Hitomi and Milerna's passive fighting over Allen presented as something like ''VideoGame/MortalCombat'', complete with "-atality" puns.
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* PassiveAggressiveKombat: The TropeNamer, with Hitomi and Milerna's passive fighting over Allen presented as something like ''VideoGame/MortalCombat'', ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', complete with "-atality" puns.
9th Jan '13 5:44:34 PM Firechick12012
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-->'''Allen''': Rather than explain my seeming nonsensical statement, I challenge you to a fight to the death!
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-->'''Allen''': Rather than explain my seeming seemingly nonsensical statement, I challenge you to a fight to the death!
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