History Manga / ACertainScientificRailgun

16th Jun '17 9:38:51 AM nombretomado
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** This can also be applied to Touma, who is literally the hero of the ''other' story. Most of the time he will show up just [[WheresWaldo walking in the background]], and a few times he encourages Misaka, or points out how [[SelfSacrificeScheme stupid she's being]], there are [[ChronicHeroSyndrome occasions]] when he becomes TheCavalry and saves her from various threats, ranging from [[spoiler:exploding balls of aluminum]], or just the [[StalkerWithACrush son]] of the head of her school. She hasn't the slightest idea that he actually gets into life or death situations like the Sisters arc all the time.

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** This can also be applied to Touma, who is literally the hero of the ''other' story. Most of the time he will show up just [[WheresWaldo [[Literature/WheresWaldo walking in the background]], and a few times he encourages Misaka, or points out how [[SelfSacrificeScheme stupid she's being]], there are [[ChronicHeroSyndrome occasions]] when he becomes TheCavalry and saves her from various threats, ranging from [[spoiler:exploding balls of aluminum]], or just the [[StalkerWithACrush son]] of the head of her school. She hasn't the slightest idea that he actually gets into life or death situations like the Sisters arc all the time.
7th Jun '17 3:54:04 PM GoldenDarkness
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* ACupAngst: Mikoto is ''very'' self conscious of the fact she is not as... "developed" as other girls her age, if not younger.

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* ACupAngst: Mikoto is ''very'' self conscious of the fact she is not as... "developed" as other girls her age, if not younger. A part of the Dream Ranker arc has Mikoto discover an Indian Poker card that is supposed to be the mythical "[[BreastExpansion Bust Upper]]", only to lose it.


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** During the Dream Ranker arc Frenda is seen window shopping, looking at a pocket watch in particular. [[spoiler:This is a nod to the fact that she bought a pocket watch as a birthday present for Shinka Kanou, who only only gets the present in the 12th New Testament Index novel.]]


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** The Dream Ranker arc brings in the dark side group Scavenger, who debuted in ''Manga/ACertainScientificAccelerator''.


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** A portion of the Dream Ranker arc is a prelude to the events of 15th ''Index'' novel, as Saten befriends Frenda and later runs afoul of of SCHOOL as [[spoiler:SCHOOL is hunting Indian Poker cards that contain information on the Tweezers.]]


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* TransferableMemory: The Dream Ranker arc revolves around Indian Poker cards, devices that contain recordings of people's dreams. The technology ends up being used to store classified information as well.
5th Jun '17 12:12:55 PM Emio-Trope-Zuna
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* Flanderization: The anime exaggerates some characters, most notably Kuroko Shirai. While she was an intentionally cliche schoolgirl lesbian character in both Index and the Railgun manga, she was also very capable of being serious, highly responsible and worried a great deal about Mikoto when she was in trouble. However, during either moments of padding or outright filler in the anime she tends to behave like a sexual predator who frequently tries and occasionally succeeds in molesting Mikoto. Fan reaction has been mixed with some preferring the zanier Kuroko from the anime and others preferring the more down to earth and responsible version from the manga and light novels.

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* Flanderization: {{Flanderization}}: The anime exaggerates some characters, most notably Kuroko Shirai. While she was an intentionally cliche schoolgirl lesbian character in both Index and the Railgun manga, she was also very capable of being serious, highly responsible and worried a great deal about Mikoto when she was in trouble. However, during either moments of padding or outright filler in the anime she tends to behave like a sexual predator who frequently tries and occasionally succeeds in molesting Mikoto. Fan reaction has been mixed with some preferring the zanier Kuroko from the anime and others preferring the more down to earth and responsible version from the manga and light novels.
27th May '17 12:46:07 PM Arha
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* AscendedExtra: Saten and Uiharu. In the manga, while they were very prominent during the Level Upper arc, they have extremely minimal appearances in subsequent ones. Even Shirai doesn't have nearly as many appearances in the manga as she does in the anime.

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* AscendedExtra: Saten and Uiharu. In Uiharu are fairly minor characters in the manga, while neither of whom is particularly close to Mikoto. While they were very prominent during in the Level Upper arc, they have extremely minimal appearances in subsequent ones. largely faded from view after that apart from occasional cameos. Even Shirai Kuroko doesn't have nearly as many appearances in the manga as she does in the anime.



** Anything from characters to plotlines in the Railgun manga/anime is canon in the main Index series as it was approved by the author of the novels. This include Saten who makes a cameo appearance in the novels and [[spoiler:Capacity Down is used on Accelerator in Volume 19 of the novels]]. This also counts in the Railgun manga, where anything added in the Railgun anime is treated as having happened in the manga. Including [[spoiler:Harumi's students being cured]].

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** Anything from characters to plotlines in the Railgun manga/anime is canon in the main Index series as it was approved by the author of the novels. This include Saten who makes a cameo appearance in the novels and [[spoiler:Capacity Down is used on Accelerator in Volume 19 of the novels]]. This also counts in the Railgun manga, where anything added in the Railgun anime is treated as having happened in the manga.manga, though only mentioned in passing. Including [[spoiler:Harumi's students being cured]].



* {{Filler}}: Because there were only 4 manga volumes of Railgun at that time, and the Sisters arc was still ongoing, filler episodes were created after the first arc in the Railgun anime to fill in its 24 episode slot.

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* {{Filler}}: Because there were only 4 manga volumes of Railgun at that time, time and the Sisters arc was still ongoing, filler episodes were created after the first arc in the Railgun anime to fill in its 24 episode slot.slot. The second season gets another filler arc because the manga was again in the middle of an arc. However, the anime arcs do seem to be retroactively canon. There are also more isolated moments of padding, such as an episode devoted to looking for clovers and an odd focus on the main girls wandering around eating random things and talking about girly things.


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* Flanderization: The anime exaggerates some characters, most notably Kuroko Shirai. While she was an intentionally cliche schoolgirl lesbian character in both Index and the Railgun manga, she was also very capable of being serious, highly responsible and worried a great deal about Mikoto when she was in trouble. However, during either moments of padding or outright filler in the anime she tends to behave like a sexual predator who frequently tries and occasionally succeeds in molesting Mikoto. Fan reaction has been mixed with some preferring the zanier Kuroko from the anime and others preferring the more down to earth and responsible version from the manga and light novels.
22nd Apr '17 5:21:30 AM rafi
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9th Jan '17 6:32:02 PM malias
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[[caption-width-right:314:Left to right: [[PlayfulHacker Kazari Uiharu]], [[ShockAndAwe Mikoto Misaka]], [[TeleportersAndTransporters Kuroko Shirai]], [[AudienceSurrogate Ruiko Saten]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:314:Left to right: [[PlayfulHacker Kazari Uiharu]], [[ShockAndAwe Mikoto Misaka]], [[TeleportersAndTransporters [[{{Teleportation}} Kuroko Shirai]], [[AudienceSurrogate Ruiko Saten]]]]



* FighterMageThief: The 177th Branch of Judgment, excluding [[MissionControl Uiharu]], which consist of: [[XRayVision Mii Konori]], the [[BoobsOfSteel strongest physical fighter in the group]] despite being only a Level 3 esper (Fighter); [[ShockAndAwe Mikoto Misaka]], the third-ranked Level 5 who relies on her trusty [[WaveMotionGun Railgun]] and the [[LightningCanDoAnything versatility]] of her Electromaster powers (Mage); and Kuroko Shirai, a Level 4 {{Teleporter|sAndTransporters}} whose ability allows her to [[TeleportSpam outpace her opponents]] so she could [[WrestlerInAllOfUs grab them]] or [[TeleFrag stick her needles into them]] (Thief).

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* FighterMageThief: The 177th Branch of Judgment, excluding [[MissionControl Uiharu]], which consist of: [[XRayVision Mii Konori]], the [[BoobsOfSteel strongest physical fighter in the group]] despite being only a Level 3 esper (Fighter); [[ShockAndAwe Mikoto Misaka]], the third-ranked Level 5 who relies on her trusty [[WaveMotionGun Railgun]] and the [[LightningCanDoAnything versatility]] of her Electromaster powers (Mage); and Kuroko Shirai, a Level 4 {{Teleporter|sAndTransporters}} [[{{Teleportation}} teleporter]] whose ability allows her to [[TeleportSpam outpace her opponents]] so she could [[WrestlerInAllOfUs grab them]] or [[TeleFrag stick her needles into them]] (Thief).



* TeleportersAndTransporters: Kuroko can teleport herself or anything she comes in contact with as long as it weighs 137kg. The higher concentration required relative to other types of powers prevents her from using it if she can't stay focused.

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* TeleportersAndTransporters: {{Teleportation}}: Kuroko can teleport herself or anything she comes in contact with as long as it weighs 137kg. The higher concentration required relative to other types of powers prevents her from using it if she can't stay focused.
2nd Dec '16 11:57:58 AM allfictions
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Together with her friends in "Judgement" (the [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil student-run "Public Moral Committee"]]), she works to protect the peace in Academy City from delinquents and hoodlums. The story narrates the events of ''A Certain Magical Index'' from Mikoto's perspective, as well as delving into her own conflict with the darker evils that lurk in the shadows of Academy City.

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Together with her friends in "Judgement" "Judgment" (the [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil student-run "Public Moral Committee"]]), she works to protect the peace in Academy City from delinquents and hoodlums. The story narrates the events of ''A Certain Magical Index'' from Mikoto's perspective, as well as delving into her own conflict with the darker evils that lurk in the shadows of Academy City.



* TheCavalry: During the climax of the Febri arc, STUDY used legal manipulation to get Anti-Skill out of the picture. [[spoiler:So Judgement is called in instead. ''All'' of Judgement]].

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* TheCavalry: During the climax of the Febri arc, STUDY used legal manipulation to get Anti-Skill out of the picture. [[spoiler:So Judgement Judgment is called in instead. ''All'' of Judgement]].Judgment]].



** A minor one. The Judgement member who saved a girl from the Graviton Bomb by knocking her down and protecting her with his own body was an instant hit with the fans. We later found out in the manga that he's dating her. Good job Hero!

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** A minor one. The Judgement Judgment member who saved a girl from the Graviton Bomb by knocking her down and protecting her with his own body was an instant hit with the fans. We later found out in the manga that he's dating her. Good job Hero!



** Before the final battle of season 2, Mikoto and her friends go to Yomikawa for help, but Anti-Skill has been removed from play due to legal wrangling. [[spoiler:They call in Judgement instead. ''Hundreds'' of them show up]].

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** Before the final battle of season 2, Mikoto and her friends go to Yomikawa for help, but Anti-Skill has been removed from play due to legal wrangling. [[spoiler:They call in Judgement Judgment instead. ''Hundreds'' of them show up]].



* HeyThatsMyLine: When every member of Judgement assembles at the end of the second season, they get things going 'the way Shirai-san would', grabbing their armbands and shouting, ''"Judgement desu no!"'' The aforementioned Shirai-san is present, and yells indignantly.

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* HeyThatsMyLine: When every member of Judgement Judgment assembles at the end of the second season, they get things going 'the way Shirai-san would', grabbing their armbands and shouting, ''"Judgement ''"Judgment desu no!"'' The aforementioned Shirai-san is present, and yells indignantly.



** This happens ''four times'' during Episode 24 of Railgun S (Season 2), with "sister's noise" playing during Judgement's battle with the Power Suits, then "eternal reality" playing during more BigDamnHeroes, "future gazer" playing during Shinobu and the Misaka Sisters BigDamnHeroes moment and lastly "[=LEVEL5=] -judgelight-" playing as Misaka intercepts the ICBM.

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** This happens ''four times'' during Episode 24 of Railgun S (Season 2), with "sister's noise" playing during Judgement's Judgment's battle with the Power Suits, then "eternal reality" playing during more BigDamnHeroes, "future gazer" playing during Shinobu and the Misaka Sisters BigDamnHeroes moment and lastly "[=LEVEL5=] -judgelight-" playing as Misaka intercepts the ICBM.
29th Nov '16 12:27:10 AM Leemorrison
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* HeyThatsMyLine: When every member of Judgement assembles at the end of the second season, they get things going 'the way Shirai-san would', grabbing their armbands and shouting, ''"Judgement desu no!"'' The aforementioned Shirai-san is present, and yells indignantly.
28th Nov '16 11:56:26 PM Leemorrison
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** Mikoto charges at Accelerator at the very end of Episode 5 in Season 2 after learning about the Level 6 Shift Experiment [[spoiler: to make him a Level 6 by having him fight and kill over 20,000 sisters, and arriving just in time to witness him kill the sister she spent the day with]].

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** Mikoto charges at Accelerator at the very end of Episode 5 in Season 2 after learning about the Level 6 Shift Experiment [[spoiler: to make him a Level 6 by having him fight and kill over 20,000 sisters, and arriving just in time to witness him kill the sister she spent the day with]]. The normal ending theme is dropped for a dramatic [[PanUpToTheSkyEnding Pan Up To the Sky Ending]] and [[CreativeClosingCredits fast, rolling credits]].
24th Oct '16 12:22:14 AM Helvetica
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** Sister 9982 and later on 10032, both frequently show their "standard issue" blue stripped panties. Justified due to them lacking a sense of shame.
** Played with during the 1st season second ending. We see Mikoto getting dressed and as she's trying out her shorts, one can clearly see the panty-lines on the fabric.
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