History Manga / DGrayMan

13th Feb '16 4:00:34 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Expy: Whether intended or not, Froi Tiedoll looks (and sounds) a lot like [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ishida's grandfather]].
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* Expy: {{Expy}}: Whether intended or not, Froi Tiedoll looks (and sounds) a lot like [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ishida's grandfather]].
5th Feb '16 6:51:04 AM Lyendith
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By November 2014, Hoshino showed signs of having healed enough to draw again, and finally the manga resumed serialisation on July 17 2015. The catch? It is now a quarterly release instead of monthly, meaning only 4 chapters a year.
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By November 2014, Hoshino showed signs of having healed enough to draw again, and finally the manga resumed serialisation on July 17 2015. 2015 in the Jump SQ Crown. The catch? It is now a quarterly release instead of monthly, meaning only 4 chapters a year. year. In part because of all these hiatuses and magazine changes, the tone, direction and artstyle of the series changed several times.

* GenderBender: Any akuma formed by one [[CaptainObvious (heterosexual)]] lover pining for the other (the Japanese akuma who helps the gang in Tokyo, for example). [[spoiler:Alma Karma was a woman -- Kanda's girlfriend, in fact -- in a previous life.]]

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* GenderBender: Any akuma formed by one [[CaptainObvious (heterosexual)]] lover pining for the other (the Japanese akuma who helps the gang in Tokyo, for example). [[spoiler:Alma Karma was a woman -- Kanda's girlfriend, in fact -- in a previous life.]] ]]

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* GenderBender: Any akuma formed by one [[CaptainObvious (heterosexual)]] lover pining for GenreShift: The series started as a gothic-style action series with a somber tone. Then with the other (the Japanese akuma who helps Edo arc, around volume 8-9, it adopted a more traditional battle shonen approach. Then when the gang in Tokyo, for example). [[spoiler:Alma Karma was series went monthly, action mostly took a woman -- Kanda's girlfriend, in fact -- backseat and the series got darker again. In the latest volumes (especially since the series moved to SQ Crown), it has pretty much become a horror fantasy story with a more contemplative look, that wouldn't be jarring in a previous life.]] seinen magazine.
28th Jan '16 12:38:38 PM SilverFang
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** ADeathInTheLimelight: A number of these episodes also happen the episode before said character dies (or is PutOnABus.) Yeeger and Daisya are given this treatment. Suman also isn't seen again after his episode until the start of the Fallen One arc.

** ADeathInTheLimelight: A number of these episodes also happen the episode before said character dies (or is PutOnABus.) Yeeger and Daisya are given this treatment. Suman also isn't seen again after his episode until the start of the Fallen One arc.
28th Jan '16 12:37:25 PM SilverFang
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* IDidWhatIHadToDo: He seems to want to protect humanity, and General Yeager praises his will to destroy Akuma. However, he has made some sacrifices in the journey. Later in the manga, it's shown he apparently regards it as DirtyBusiness. During events of chapter 167, when facing up to Allen's fate, he outright asks himself "Do you always have to sacrifice something to protect something else?" Seems to show Cross has done that alot, and he does not find any enjoyment in it. It's just that the sacrifices he makes are for a greater purpose.
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* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Cross marian seems to fit this trope. He seems to want to protect humanity, and General Yeager praises his will to destroy Akuma. However, he has made some sacrifices in the journey. Later in the manga, it's shown he apparently regards it as DirtyBusiness. During events of chapter 167, when facing up to Allen's fate, he outright asks himself "Do you always have to sacrifice something to protect something else?" Seems to show Cross has done that alot, and he does not find any enjoyment in it. It's just that the sacrifices he makes are for a greater purpose.
28th Jan '16 12:36:22 PM SilverFang
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*AdaptationalVillainy: Cross Marian suffers this in the anime. First there's his treatment of Allen. The anime has Cross asking Allen to bring him lions, selling him into slave labor, and at one point, pinning him to a wall to take his money. The scene reminiscent of a pimp and prostitute, including Allen asking Cross how long he's going to be forced to make money for him. Also, the latter scene happened while Cross was living in a palace with a Maharajah's widow. Thus, he wasn't in dire need of money at that point. Manga-wise, Allen said he gambled if they really needed money. None of the aforementioned scenes happened, or have even been hinted at this point. There's also the scene where guards drag Allen away from Cross in HQ, and Cross waves him off, while smirking and humming. In the manga, the latter things with Cross didn't happen. All Cross does is watch. ** Episode 27 has another, Cross is said to have taken money from a woman when her boyfriend came after him. He is shown being a lover to a rich widow, and Allen states Cross has a thing for rich women. In the character fanbook, written by Hoshino Katsura, Cross is stated as liking "good" women. So the anime makes Cross look like a gold-digger, who specifically looks to take women's money.

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*TheAlcoholic: Cross Marian, big time. All but outright stated he's [[DrowningMySorrows drowning his sorrows]], given the amount of alcohol in his old room, and his character quote in the fanbook by Hoshino. --> '''"Sake is the best medicine."'''
25th Jan '16 9:30:14 PM Leid
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** Howard Link in Chapter 221. [[spoiler:He manages to hold down the Earl long enough to get Allen away.]]
3rd Jan '16 10:27:31 AM nombretomado
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** Also, in Chapter 213, [[spoiler: Apocryphos]] briefly looks exactly like one of the clowns from ''SoulEater''. *** There is a LOT of similarities between the Noah Clan and the Organization XIII from Kingdom Hearts.
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** Also, in Chapter 213, [[spoiler: Apocryphos]] briefly looks exactly like one of the clowns from ''SoulEater''. ''Manga/SoulEater''. *** There is are a LOT of similarities between the Noah Clan and the Organization XIII from Kingdom Hearts.
20th Dec '15 6:07:08 AM Lyendith
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* ClearMyName: After the entire arc involving Kanda and Alma, [[spoiler:Allen still gets in a lot of trouble for turning into a Noah, and now he's stuck in a prison.]]
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* ClearMyName: After the entire arc involving Kanda and Alma, [[spoiler:Allen still gets in a lot of trouble for turning into a Noah, and now he's ends up stuck in a prison.prison for a while.]]

** As of Chara Gray, Cross takes it UpToEleven--while the events in the framing story are in the same spirit as a FourthWallMailSlot page when it comes to how canon they are, Cross manages to somehow pile on more debts on Allen despite, as Allen [[{{Lampshade}} notes]], [[spoiler:it being uncertain if Cross is alive or dead]].
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** As of Chara Gray, Cross takes it UpToEleven--while the events in the framing story are in the same spirit as a FourthWallMailSlot page when it comes to how canon they are, Cross manages to somehow pile on more debts on Allen despite, as Allen [[{{Lampshade}} notes]], [[spoiler:it being uncertain if Cross is alive or dead]].dead.]]

* ConvenientComa: [[spoiler: Alma Karma.]] * {{Crapsack World}}: Of the highest degree. Congratulations you are now an Exorcist for the Church. Here is your [[{{Blessed with Suck}} Innocence]]. Problem is that there is only a dozen of you guys against the millions, if not billions, of Akuma which can each kill you horribly in a single shot. They are also led by the Noah family who each have ridicously powerful abilities which can all kill you horribly in a single shot. Next of which is the Earl who can kill you and everyone you love horribly in a single shot. Better not mess up though or we will order your friends to kill you horribly in a single shot. Better not go against us cause we have a squad of [[spoiler: Half-Akuma]] shrouded guys who can and are really willing to kill you horribly in a single shot. Oh and remember that Innocence which gives you all of your powers? Better be careful or else it will turn you into a [[spoiler: Fallen. Which will force you to go on a rampage, murdering all the people you are trying to protect before finally draining your life force and leaving you a hollow shell before you pray for death.]] Oh and if you do happen to die [[spoiler: we might just revive you in a new body so you can do it all again.]] Enjoy.
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* ConvenientComa: [[spoiler: Alma Karma.]] Karma. * {{Crapsack World}}: Of the highest degree. Congratulations you are now an Exorcist for the Church. Here is your [[{{Blessed with Suck}} Innocence]]. Problem is that there is only a dozen of you guys against the millions, if not billions, of Akuma which can each kill you horribly in a single shot. They are also led by the Noah family who each have ridicously powerful abilities which can all kill you horribly in a single shot. Next of which is the Earl who can kill you and everyone you love horribly in a single shot. Better not mess up though or we will order your friends to kill you horribly in a single shot. Better not go against us cause we have a squad of [[spoiler: Half-Akuma]] [[spoiler:Half-Akuma]] shrouded guys who can and are really willing to kill you horribly in a single shot. Oh and remember that Innocence which gives you all of your powers? Better be careful or else it will turn you into a [[spoiler: Fallen. Which will force you to go on a rampage, murdering all the people you are trying to protect before finally draining your life force and leaving you a hollow shell before you pray for death.]] Oh and if you do happen to die [[spoiler: we [[spoiler:we might just revive you in a new body so you can do it all again.]] Enjoy.

** What was that? You said you killed a member of the Noah family? [[spoiler: Well too bad. Turns out that every member of humanity is a descendant of the original Noah which means that soon enough the memories of the Noah will be reincarnated spontaneously. Which means that eventually they will come back and ready to kill you again.]]
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** What was that? You said you killed a member of the Noah family? [[spoiler: Well [[spoiler:Well too bad. Turns out that every member of humanity is a descendant of the original Noah which means that soon enough the memories of the Noah will be reincarnated spontaneously. Which means that eventually they will come back and ready to kill you again.]]

** Considering that the Heart knows about all of the above spoilers, [[spoiler: the only side that has no reason to destroy humanity is the 14th and even that's iffy.]]
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** Considering that the Heart knows about all of the above spoilers, [[spoiler: the only side that has no reason to destroy humanity is the 14th and even that's iffy.]]

* DeadHandShot: [[spoiler:The flashback inside the flashback of Kanda's childhood has this scene.]] Pretty often. * DeaderThanDead: Unless it's killed in a specific way using Innocence, [[spoiler:all souls bound to an Akuma are utterly annihilated when it dies.]] * DeathByOriginStory: Mana Walker. [[spoiler:Chapter 219 reveals he's not actually dead, though]]
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* DeadHandShot: [[spoiler:The The flashback inside the flashback of Kanda's childhood has this scene.]] scene. Pretty often. * DeaderThanDead: Unless it's killed in a specific way using Innocence, [[spoiler:all all souls bound to an Akuma are utterly annihilated when it dies.]] dies. * DeathByOriginStory: Mana Walker. [[spoiler:Chapter 219 reveals he's not actually dead, though]]though.]]

** [[spoiler: Alma Karma greets Yu Kanda with a gentle smile after he's slaughtered the whole lab and still has a few corpses stuck to his razor-like "wings".]]
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** [[spoiler: Alma [[spoiler:Alma Karma greets Yu Kanda with a gentle smile after he's slaughtered the whole lab and still has a few corpses stuck to his razor-like "wings".]]

* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Ironically the optimistic hero Allen attempts to slit his own throat in a newer chapter when he doesn't want to have his Innocence attack a 3rd Exorcist having a AndThenJohnWasAZombie moment. The attempt failed, but it gives whole new meaning on his promise to stop the 14th if he attacks the Order.]] ** Also, [[spoiler: A younger Alma Karma sees this as the solution when he gains Innocence and learns the truth about his existence. However unlike Allen who attempts it to stop himself from harming people, Alma decides to take out everyone around with him.]]
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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Ironically [[spoiler:Ironically the optimistic hero Allen attempts to slit his own throat in a newer chapter when he doesn't want to have his Innocence attack a 3rd Exorcist having a AndThenJohnWasAZombie moment. The attempt failed, but it gives whole new meaning on his promise to stop the 14th if he attacks the Order.]] ** Also, [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A younger Alma Karma sees this as the solution when he gains Innocence and learns the truth about his existence. However unlike Allen who attempts it to stop himself from harming people, Alma decides to take out everyone around with him.]]

* DynamicEntry: It's pretty hard to top [[spoiler:Allen's entry into the science division during Lulu Bell's assault. He ''cut a Skull in half vertically''.]]
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* DynamicEntry: It's pretty hard to top [[spoiler:Allen's Allen's entry into the science division during Lulu Bell's assault. He ''cut a Skull in half vertically''.]]

* DysfunctionJunction: Between Allen (abandoned by his parents, [[spoiler:turned his guardian into an Akuma]], and [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood raised by]] [[TricksterMentor Cross]]), Lenalee ([[spoiler:wanted nothing to do with the Order, and was effectively kidnapped and blackmailed into working for them]]), Lavi ([[spoiler:turned cynical and jaded from years of watching wars, and guilty that he's taking sides when he's supposed to be neutral]]), Miranda (bullied her entire life and couldn't keep a job no matter how hard she tried, leaving her with a massive inferiority complex), and most of all Kanda ([[spoiler:an ArtificialHuman created from a fallen exorcist with lingering memories of his own death, who was subjected to BodyHorror-filled experiments and forced to apparently kill his only friend after said friend went insane and slaughtered dozens of people]]), being deeply traumatized seems to be a requirement for Exorcists. Especially when compared to [[EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily the Noah]]. * EmbarrassingFirstName: Referring to Kanda as "Yu" is a very good way to acquire stab wounds.
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* DysfunctionJunction: Between Allen (abandoned by his parents, [[spoiler:turned turned his guardian into an Akuma]], Akuma, and [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood raised by]] [[TricksterMentor Cross]]), Lenalee ([[spoiler:wanted (wanted nothing to do with the Order, and was effectively kidnapped and blackmailed into working for them]]), them), Lavi ([[spoiler:turned (turned cynical and jaded from years of watching wars, and guilty that he's taking sides when he's supposed to be neutral]]), neutral), Miranda (bullied her entire life and couldn't keep a job no matter how hard she tried, leaving her with a massive inferiority complex), and most of all Kanda ([[spoiler:an ArtificialHuman created from a fallen exorcist with lingering memories of his own death, who was subjected to BodyHorror-filled experiments and forced to apparently kill his only friend after said friend went insane and slaughtered dozens of people]]), being deeply traumatized seems to be a requirement for Exorcists. Especially when compared to [[EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily the Noah]]. * EmbarrassingFirstName: Referring to Kanda as "Yu" [[HeyYou "Yu"]] is a very good way to acquire stab wounds.

* ExtraEyes: Wisely. And possibly Allen, [[spoiler:if you count the various lenses of his special eye]].
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* ExtraEyes: Wisely. And possibly Allen, [[spoiler:if if you count the various lenses of his special eye]].eye.

* FateWorseThanDeath: Becoming a soul bound to an akuma. And working for the Black Order, as [[spoiler: they do not let you die even when you die]].
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* FateWorseThanDeath: Becoming a soul bound to an akuma. And working for the Black Order, as [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they do not let you die even when you die]].

* {{Fingore}}: [[spoiler:Noise Marie]] gets 2 of his fingers hit by a level 4 Akuma's bullet and has to cut both of them off before the blood virus spreads and kills him.
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* {{Fingore}}: [[spoiler:Noise Marie]] Noise Marie gets 2 of his fingers hit by a level 4 Akuma's bullet and has to cut both of them off before the blood virus spreads and kills him.

** Despite being Allen's enemies, it's mentioned in-universe that both Road and Tyki like him, although whether the true cause of that is this trope or [[spoiler: them subconsciously detecting that Allen is also a Noah and thus a family member of theirs]] is debatable. Even so, some of the lines between Tyki and Allen during their fight on the Ark ''scream'' out FoeYay.
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** Despite being Allen's enemies, it's mentioned in-universe that both Road and Tyki like him, although whether the true cause of that is this trope or [[spoiler: them subconsciously detecting that Allen is also a Noah and thus a family member of theirs]] theirs is debatable. Even so, some of the lines between Tyki and Allen during their fight on the Ark ''scream'' out FoeYay.

** And in the most recent chapters, there are serious hints of this between the Millennium Earl and the 14th Noah. In chapter 196, when asked by Johnny why the Millennium Earl is so interested in [[spoiler:taking Allen (or rather, the 14th) away with him]], the Millennium Earl says:
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** And in the most recent chapters, there are serious hints of this between the Millennium Earl and the 14th Noah. In chapter 196, when asked by Johnny why the Millennium Earl is so interested in [[spoiler:taking taking Allen (or rather, the 14th) away with him]], him, the Millennium Earl says:

** Near the end of volume 8 Allen [[spoiler:regains the use of his innocence and destroys a level 3 akuma. Before he deals the final blow, he asks it for information... and surprisingly it gives it to him! We later find out that Allen is the host of a Noah. Noahs have the unquestionable loyalty of every Akuma. So the Akuma may have given him the intel because it subconsciously felt the Noah in him]].
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** Near the end of volume 8 Allen [[spoiler:regains regains the use of his innocence and destroys a level 3 akuma. Before he deals the final blow, he asks it for information... and surprisingly it gives it to him! We later find out that Allen is the host of a Noah. Noahs have the unquestionable loyalty of every Akuma. So the Akuma may have given him the intel because it subconsciously felt the Noah in him]].him.

** For foreshadowing, one can go all the way back to Volume 1 when [[spoiler:the Order's door can't decipher if Allen is human or not. They write it off as the curse causing the problem and Komui later decides not to check to see if Allen is human. But then you realize that the curse would affect his eye and not his whole body...]] ** The Joker card. [[spoiler:Leading up to the destruction of Allen's Innocence, there were quite a few instances of Allen being depicted with or shown in the same scene as a joker card. When Allen reclaims the use of his Innocence and is granted greater powers by it, it takes on a new form (a cloak with a masquerade mask) and name, "Crown Clown".]]
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** For foreshadowing, one can go all the way back to Volume 1 when [[spoiler:the the Order's door can't decipher if Allen is human or not. They write it off as the curse causing the problem and Komui later decides not to check to see if Allen is human. But then you realize that the curse would affect his eye and not his whole body...]] body... ** The Joker card. [[spoiler:Leading Leading up to the destruction of Allen's Innocence, there were quite a few instances of Allen being depicted with or shown in the same scene as a joker card. When Allen reclaims the use of his Innocence and is granted greater powers by it, it takes on a new form (a cloak with a masquerade mask) and name, "Crown Clown".]]

* FromBadToWorse: Allen's life is pretty much this trope, but his time with the Order includes [[spoiler: losing his arm, and Innocence, and getting a hole torn out of his heart thanks to Tyki and seeing the only place that he could ever call home almost be destroyed by a Level Four Akuma attack.]] And just when you think things can't get any worse for [[TheWoobie the poor kid,]] the [[spoiler: 14th Noah takes over Allen's body,]] and there isn't a sewer big enough to produce all the shit that has hit the fan.
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* FromBadToWorse: Allen's life is pretty much this trope, but his time with the Order includes [[spoiler: losing his arm, and Innocence, and getting a hole torn out of his heart thanks to Tyki and seeing the only place that he could ever call home almost be destroyed by a Level Four Akuma attack.]] attack. And just when you think things can't get any worse for [[TheWoobie the poor kid,]] kid, the [[spoiler: 14th [[spoiler:14th Noah takes over Allen's body,]] and there isn't a sewer big enough to produce all the shit that has hit the fan.

* GenderBender: Any akuma formed by one [[CaptainObvious (heterosexual)]] lover pining for the other (the Japanese akuma who helps the gang in Tokyo, for example). [[spoiler: Alma Karma was a woman -- Kanda's girlfriend, in fact -- in a previous life.]]
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* GenderBender: Any akuma formed by one [[CaptainObvious (heterosexual)]] lover pining for the other (the Japanese akuma who helps the gang in Tokyo, for example). [[spoiler: Alma [[spoiler:Alma Karma was a woman -- Kanda's girlfriend, in fact -- in a previous life.]]

** Later on, [[spoiler: Allen manages to punch Kanda to get themselves out of a flashback vision of Kanda's sad past. Well, Allen does have the right to be concerned that a Noah is invading his and his friend's privacy.]]
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** Later on, [[spoiler: Allen [[spoiler:Allen manages to punch Kanda to get themselves out of a flashback vision of Kanda's sad past. Well, Allen does have the right to be concerned that a Noah is invading his and his friend's privacy.]]

* GroundhogDayLoop: Early on, there's a town that constantly replays October 9th, and only one person inside notices. [[spoiler:It's actually Miranda's Innocence [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor responding to her thoughts in a way she didn't want or expect.]]]] * TheGunslinger: [[spoiler:General Cross Marian, who seems to have been based on John Wayne.]] * HeWhoFightsMonsters: The Black Order as a whole [[WellIntentionedExtremist will try]] ''[[KnightTemplar anything]]'' to get an advantage in its war with the Earl [[spoiler:up to and including [[MoralEventHorizon sinking to his level of atrocity]]]]. While this is understandable [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt given the stakes]], some of their darker acts could very well be beyond the pale even by such standards [[spoiler:and probably were bad ideas from the start, since they tend to either [[PyrrhicVictory not work out very well]] or bite them in the ass]]. So far most of the higher-ups are too wrapped up in their own self-righteousness to notice or care.
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* GroundhogDayLoop: Early on, there's a town that constantly replays October 9th, and only one person inside notices. [[spoiler:It's It's actually Miranda's Innocence [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor responding to her thoughts in a way she didn't want or expect.]]]] * TheGunslinger: [[spoiler:General Cross Marian, who seems to have been based on John Wayne.]] * TheGunslinger: General Cross Marian, who seems to have been based on John Wayne. * HeWhoFightsMonsters: The Black Order as a whole [[WellIntentionedExtremist will try]] ''[[KnightTemplar anything]]'' to get an advantage in its war with the Earl [[spoiler:up up to and including [[MoralEventHorizon sinking to his level of atrocity]]]]. atrocity]]. While this is understandable [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt given the stakes]], some of their darker acts could very well be beyond the pale even by such standards [[spoiler:and and probably were bad ideas from the start, since they tend to either [[PyrrhicVictory not work out very well]] or bite them in the ass]].ass. So far most of the higher-ups are too wrapped up in their own self-righteousness to notice or care.

* HealingFactor: Road and Kanda have this, as does Krory when he drinks Akuma blood. Allen does as well, regenerating both his arm [[spoiler: after Tyki rips it off]] AND his eye [[spoiler: after Road stabs it out]].
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* HealingFactor: Road and Kanda have this, as does Krory when he drinks Akuma blood. Allen does as well, regenerating both his arm [[spoiler: after Tyki rips it off]] off AND his eye [[spoiler: after Road stabs it out]].out.

* HeroicBSOD: Apparently [[spoiler: Kanda]] in the latest chapters. ** Lenalee when [[spoiler: Allen was presumed dead before they got to Japan.]]
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* HeroicBSOD: Apparently [[spoiler: Kanda]] Kanda in the latest chapters. ** Lenalee when [[spoiler: Allen was presumed dead before they got to Japan.]]

* HeroicRROD: Lenalee after the fight with Eshi. Also happened to Allen when he [[WreckedWeapon pushed his arm too far]].
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* HeroicRROD: Lenalee after the fight with Eshi. Also happened to Allen when he [[WreckedWeapon pushed his arm too far]].far.]]

* HeroWithBadPublicity: Allen is slowly going this way because [[spoiler:he's the 14th's container]]. After he [[spoiler:turns into a Noah]] a couple of times, and the Order's distrust has escalated to the point where [[spoiler: Allen gets thrown into a prison]]. ** [[spoiler: And being broken out by Road and Tyki has made things worse]]. * HighPressureBlood: Akuma and [[spoiler:Suman Dark]]. A little girl Akuma in a filler episode seemed to expel more blood than she could possibly contain. And Level 1 Akuma shoot ''blood bullets''.
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* HeroWithBadPublicity: Allen is slowly going this way because [[spoiler:he's he's the 14th's container]]. container. After he [[spoiler:turns into a Noah]] a couple of times, and the Order's distrust has escalated to the point where [[spoiler: Allen [[spoiler:Allen gets thrown into a prison]]. ** [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And being broken out by Road and Tyki has made things worse]]. * HighPressureBlood: Akuma and [[spoiler:Suman Dark]].Suman Dark. A little girl Akuma in a filler episode seemed to expel more blood than she could possibly contain. And Level 1 Akuma shoot ''blood bullets''.

** Tokusa seems rather obsessed with Madarao, and thinks about him virtually all the time during his [[spoiler:BodyHorror]].
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** Tokusa seems rather obsessed with Madarao, and thinks about him virtually all the time during his [[spoiler:BodyHorror]].[[spoiler:BodyHorror.]]

** Reverse novel 3 reveals that Kanda lost his first kiss to a man. [[spoiler:Didi [=LeJeune=]. Who had been drunk at that moment. And miraculously is still alive and in one piece.]]
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** Reverse novel 3 reveals that Kanda lost his first kiss to a man. [[spoiler:Didi Didi [=LeJeune=]. Who had been drunk at that moment. And miraculously is still alive and in one piece.]]

* HumanoidAbomination: The Earl and the Noah, as well as 4th level Akuma. [[spoiler: Apocryphos too. ]]
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* HumanoidAbomination: The Earl and the Noah, as well as 4th level Akuma. [[spoiler: Apocryphos [[spoiler:Apocryphos too. ]]

* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler:The Black Order is quite willing to use dark powers and torture or murder innocents.]] * IDidWhatIHadToDo: He seems to want to protect humanity, and General Yeager praises his will to destroy Akuma. However, he has made some sacrifices in the journey. Later in the manga, it's shown he apparently regards it as DirtyBusiness [[spoiler: During events of chapter 167, when facing up to Allen's fate, he outright asks himself "Do you always have to sacrifice something to protect something else?" Seems to show Cross has done that alot, and he does not find any enjoyment in it. It's just that the sacrifices he makes are for a greater purpose.]] * IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: Allen does this when [[spoiler:Lavi turns against him after going crazy from the MindRape Road inflicts on him.]]
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* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler:The The Black Order is quite willing to use dark powers and torture or murder innocents.]] innocents. * IDidWhatIHadToDo: He seems to want to protect humanity, and General Yeager praises his will to destroy Akuma. However, he has made some sacrifices in the journey. Later in the manga, it's shown he apparently regards it as DirtyBusiness [[spoiler: DirtyBusiness. During events of chapter 167, when facing up to Allen's fate, he outright asks himself "Do you always have to sacrifice something to protect something else?" Seems to show Cross has done that alot, and he does not find any enjoyment in it. It's just that the sacrifices he makes are for a greater purpose.]] purpose. * IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: Allen does this when [[spoiler:Lavi Lavi turns against him after going crazy from the MindRape Road inflicts on him.]]

* IWantThemAlive: Around chapter 200 in the manga, you find out that [[spoiler: the 14th Noah's memories aren't inside of Allen, but that Allen IS the 14th.]] With everyone staring in awe and horror, [[spoiler: the Earl explains that he now wants to bring Allen over to the side of the Noahs.]]
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* IWantThemAlive: Around chapter 200 in the manga, you find out that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the 14th Noah's memories aren't inside of Allen, but that Allen IS the 14th.]] With everyone staring in awe and horror, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Earl explains that he now wants to bring Allen over to the side of the Noahs.]]

* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Kanda, amazingly. He was largely assumed to be a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk [[SubvertedTrope until]] [[spoiler: the Alma Arc, when he suddenly became much more sympathetic. His reaction to finding out that Alma's soul belongs to the woman he's been looking for his entire life, plus his thanks to Allen, plus the kindness he shows in holding Alma until he dies places him firmly in this category. Chapter 209 proves that it wasn't just a temporary change on account of Alma: he is now cheerfully making himself a fugitive from the Order so that he can find and help "the Beansprout."]]
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Kanda, amazingly. He was largely assumed to be a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk [[SubvertedTrope until]] [[spoiler: the Alma Arc, when he suddenly became much more sympathetic. His [[spoiler:His reaction to finding out that Alma's soul belongs to the woman he's been looking for his entire life, plus his thanks to Allen, plus the kindness he shows in holding Alma until he dies places him firmly in this category. Chapter 209 proves that it wasn't just a temporary change on account of Alma: he is now cheerfully making himself a fugitive from the Order so that he can find and help "the Beansprout."]]

* KilledOffForReal: So far, [[spoiler:Tupp Dopp, Mana Walker, Alma Karma, Suman Dark, Daisya Barry, the branch head of Oceania, Skinn Bolic, and General Yeagar, two of the Thirds, Bak's parents, Zu Mei Chan]], plus many a member of the RedShirtArmy--both the Order, Akuma, and Random Bystanders branches. It is worth noting that so far, we have gotten ''very'' clear death scenes or outright WordOfGod on the whole when the person has gotten developed past being just a name; as of the Chara Gray fanbook in 2011, explicitly set ''after'' [[spoiler:Allen fleeing the Order]], though [[spoiler:Howard Link]] is quite lively and [[spoiler:General Cross]]'s status is given as...well, Allen may have been right about [[spoiler:him]].
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* KilledOffForReal: So far, [[spoiler:Tupp Dopp, Mana Walker, Alma Karma, Suman Dark, Daisya Barry, the branch head of Oceania, Skinn Bolic, and General Yeagar, two of the Thirds, Bak's parents, Zu Mei Chan]], plus many a member of the RedShirtArmy--both the Order, Akuma, and Random Bystanders branches. It is worth noting that so far, we have gotten got ''very'' clear death scenes or outright WordOfGod on the whole when the person has gotten developed past being just a name; as of the Chara Gray fanbook in 2011, explicitly set ''after'' [[spoiler:Allen fleeing the Order]], though [[spoiler:Howard Link]] is quite lively and [[spoiler:General Cross]]'s status is given as...well, Allen may have been right about [[spoiler:him]].him.

** Not necessarily flesh-eating. They can just take [[spoiler: their pick of internal organs. Seems like they love hearts.]]
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** Not necessarily flesh-eating. They can just take [[spoiler: their pick of internal organs. Seems like they love hearts.]]

* MagicMusic: The whole Ark Arc describes this trope. [[spoiler: Jasdero and Devit sing and shoot themselves to merge into one, the Earl plays the piano to replace the old Ark, and Allen and Timcanpy have the mysterious power of the Musician to control the Ark.]] Plus Noise Marie's Verse of the Saint that is poison to Akuma and Cross' [[spoiler:Grave of Maria that sings to hide people and uses mind control.]] * MagicPants: Allen's left arm can grow to an incredible size [[spoiler:or turn into a sword]], but when he stops invoking it, his sleeve is still there.
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* MagicMusic: The whole Ark Arc describes this trope. [[spoiler: Jasdero and Devit sing and shoot themselves to merge into one, the Earl plays the piano to replace the old Ark, and Allen and Timcanpy have the mysterious power of the Musician to control the Ark.]] Ark. Plus Noise Marie's Verse of the Saint that is poison to Akuma and Cross' [[spoiler:Grave Grave of Maria that sings to hide people and uses mind control.]] control. * MagicPants: Allen's left arm can grow to an incredible size [[spoiler:or or later turn into a sword]], sword, but when he stops invoking it, his sleeve is still there.

** And later, [[spoiler: Allen]]
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** And later, [[spoiler: Allen]]Allen.

** Also inverted [[spoiler: with the evolved form of Allen's innocence, the Crowned Clown, though Akuma naturally find it frightening.]]
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** Also inverted [[spoiler: with the evolved form of Allen's innocence, the Crowned Clown, though Akuma naturally find it frightening.]]

** [[spoiler:According to [[OhCrap Reever's expression]], things are gonna get ugly.]]

* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: Cross]]. Meaning he is likely still alive (also considering he's far too BadAss to die).
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* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: Cross]].Cross. Meaning he is likely still alive (also considering he's far too BadAss to die).

* NiceHat: The Earl has a whole collection. They change every time he appears, as said in a FourthWallMailSlot. [[spoiler:It's to [[PleaseKeepYourHatOn cover up]] his horns.]]
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* NiceHat: The Earl has a whole collection. They change every time he appears, as said in a FourthWallMailSlot. [[spoiler:It's It's to [[PleaseKeepYourHatOn cover up]] up his horns.]]

* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Allen's attempt to [[spoiler:remove the Noah from Tyki]] did ''not'' end well.
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Allen's attempt to [[spoiler:remove remove the Noah from Tyki]] Tyki did ''not'' end well.

** Link and the Director [[spoiler: deciding to restrain Allen the moment he's about to make a breakthrough with the rampaging piece of Alma that's mutating the Third Exorcists, giving time for the Earl to escape and make the TE[='s=] his "pawns".]] Additionally, [[spoiler: imprisoning Allen after he's learned Alma and Kanda's history isn't going to soften his mood towards the Organization (or the higher-ups, at the very least).]]
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** Link and the Director [[spoiler: deciding [[spoiler:deciding to restrain Allen the moment he's about to make a breakthrough with the rampaging piece of Alma that's mutating the Third Exorcists, giving time for the Earl to escape and make the TE[='s=] his "pawns".]] Additionally, [[spoiler: imprisoning [[spoiler:imprisoning Allen after he's learned Alma and Kanda's history isn't going to soften his mood towards the Organization (or the higher-ups, at the very least).]]

* ObstructiveBureaucrat: The higher-ups' response to [[DudeWheresMyRespect Allen and Cross saving everyone's asses]] by [[spoiler:preventing the download of the Ark and capturing it for the Black Order? Put Cross under house arrest, put Allen under surveillance, charge Allen with heresy, and prevent them from talking to one another.]] While Cross didn't especially care, since now he could charge the debts for his ridiculously decadent behavior to the Order, this still rid them of one of their most powerful exorcists and seriously alienated another.
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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: The higher-ups' response to [[DudeWheresMyRespect Allen and Cross saving everyone's asses]] by [[spoiler:preventing preventing the download of the Ark and capturing it for the Black Order? Put Cross under house arrest, put Allen under surveillance, charge Allen with heresy, and prevent them from talking to one another.]] another. While Cross didn't especially care, since now he could charge the debts for his ridiculously decadent behavior to the Order, this still rid them of one of their most powerful exorcists and seriously alienated another.

* OddFriendship: Kanda, the very abrasive, very competent warrior, and [[spoiler: Johnny, the endearingly dorky, non-combatant member of the science division.]] While at first it seems like partnering up with [[spoiler: Johnny is just a matter of convenience in his search for Allen, Kanda seems to be developing a solid respect for Johnny, applauds his strong will, and [[HealingHands even fixes his busted head]] when the 14th throws him into the wall.]] * OffhandBackhand: See also BadassBack.
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* OddFriendship: Kanda, the very abrasive, very competent warrior, and [[spoiler: Johnny, the endearingly dorky, non-combatant member of the science division.]] division. While at first it seems like partnering up with [[spoiler: Johnny [[spoiler:Johnny is just a matter of convenience in his search for Allen, Allen]], Kanda seems to be developing a solid respect for Johnny, applauds his strong will, and [[spoiler:and [[HealingHands even fixes his busted head]] when the 14th throws him into the wall.]] * OffhandBackhand: See also BadassBack.]]

** General Cross seems to qualify. [[spoiler: He's been allied with Neah for over 35 years, Winters and Klaud are forty and thirty-five respectively, so Cross has been in the war since they were children.]] In an extra, Komui's Talk Corner #3, the characters debate Cross' age. Johnny says he looks to be in his late twenties, but that he has to be at least forty. Tyki says he's making himself look scarily young. Wisely then asks Allen-who says his master hasn't aged a year since he met him. He then says it's scary, after calling Cross a monster. Hoshino herself, keeps his age hidden in the character info.
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** General Cross seems to qualify. [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's been allied with Neah for over 35 years, Winters and Klaud are forty and thirty-five respectively, so Cross has been in the war since they were children.]] In an extra, Komui's Talk Corner #3, the characters debate Cross' age. Johnny says he looks to be in his late twenties, but that he has to be at least forty. Tyki says he's making himself look scarily young. Wisely then asks Allen-who says his master hasn't aged a year since he met him. He then says it's scary, after calling Cross a monster. Hoshino herself, keeps his age hidden in the character info.

** Allen's [[spoiler:first activation of his second Innocence form]] was followed by him killing a Level 3 ''[[CurbStompBattle with a tiny tap on the forehead]]''.
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** Allen's [[spoiler:first first activation of his second Innocence form]] was followed by him killing a Level 3 ''[[CurbStompBattle with a tiny tap on the forehead]]''.

** [[spoiler:As Tyki (and Skinn) showed, Noah can do this too.]] ** [[spoiler: Alma Karma, literally.]] *** [[spoiler:And when he wakes up and turns into an Akuma, it's even ''worse''. And the Third Exorcists go into a BodyHorror-tastic meltdown along with him.]] ** One name: [[spoiler: Apocryphos]]] You may run and hide now.
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** [[spoiler:As As Tyki (and Skinn) showed, Noah can do this too.]] too. ** [[spoiler: Alma Karma, literally.]] *** [[spoiler:And ] And when he wakes up and turns into an Akuma, it's even ''worse''. And the Third Exorcists go into a BodyHorror-tastic meltdown along with him.]] ** One name: [[spoiler: Apocryphos]]] [[spoiler:Apocryphos]]] You may run and hide now.

* OracularUrchin: Meilin, [[spoiler: for a while.]]
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* OracularUrchin: Meilin, [[spoiler: for a while.]]

** Invoked when Allen walks through a crowd of people after temporarily losing his power to detect Akuma, then realizes that any one of them could be an Akuma and he wouldn't even realize it. [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/d_gray_man/c027/15.html These four panels sum it up perfectly.]] [[spoiler: It turns out he's right on the money, as '''everyone''' in the crowd, and even everyone in the the '''entire town''' is an Akuma.]]
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** Invoked when Allen walks through a crowd of people after temporarily losing his power to detect Akuma, then realizes that any one of them could be an Akuma and he wouldn't even realize it. [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/d_gray_man/c027/15.html These four panels sum it up perfectly.]] [[spoiler: It turns out he's right on the money, as '''everyone''' in the crowd, and even everyone in the the '''entire town''' is an Akuma.]]

* PetTheDog: The Earl buys a flower from a flower girl on the street [[spoiler: while in a normal human form]], and another villain lampshades this.
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* PetTheDog: The Earl buys a flower from a flower girl on the street [[spoiler: while [[spoiler:while in a normal human form]], and another villain lampshades this.

* PostKissCatatonia: Very understandable; [[spoiler:poor Allen got unexpectedly glomped and kissed by the evil Road, and she had stabbed him in the eye last time they met.]]
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* PostKissCatatonia: Very understandable; [[spoiler:poor poor Allen got unexpectedly glomped and kissed by the evil Road, and she had stabbed him in the eye last time they met.]]

* PowerFist: Allen's left arm, at low levels. ** Later, Allen [[spoiler:can't even make a fist with that hand because of his claws.]]
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* PowerFist: Allen's left arm, at low levels. ** levels. Later, Allen [[spoiler:can't can't even make a fist with that hand because of his claws.]]

* SavingTheOrphanage: [[spoiler:Phantom Thief G/Timothy is using the money from his crime spree to keep his orphanage running.]]
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* SavingTheOrphanage: [[spoiler:Phantom Phantom Thief G/Timothy is using the money from his crime spree to keep his orphanage running.]]

* ScarsAreForever: Allen's cursed eye. Also, [[spoiler:he and Tyki now ''both'' have giant scars all over their chests from Crown Clown's {{BFS}} form.]]
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* ScarsAreForever: Allen's cursed eye. Also, [[spoiler:he he and Tyki now ''both'' have giant scars all over their chests from Crown Clown's {{BFS}} form.]]

* ShootTheShaggyDog: The Fallen One arc. After going through a set of horrible ordeals to rescue the fallen Exorcist Suman Dark, Allen manages to amputate Suman's Innocence and rescue him, which almost destroys Allen's Innocence and exhausts him. After saving Suman, [[spoiler:Allen finds that Suman's soul is gone. When he decides to bring Suman back to his family, Tyki Mikk appears, [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath explodes him]], destroys Allen's Innocence, and tears a hole in his heart so he can slowly bleed to death.]]
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* ShootTheShaggyDog: The Fallen One arc. After going through a set of horrible ordeals to rescue the fallen Exorcist Suman Dark, Allen manages to amputate Suman's Innocence and rescue him, which almost destroys Allen's Innocence and exhausts him. After saving Suman, [[spoiler:Allen Allen finds that Suman's soul is gone. When he decides to bring Suman back to his family, Tyki Mikk appears, [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath explodes him]], destroys Allen's Innocence, and tears a hole in his heart so he can slowly bleed to death.]]

** The weird circly things on [[spoiler: Alma and Kanda growing up]] seem reminicent of those of the Homunculi from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Appropriate, considering they're both, at least in a way, [[spoiler:artificial humans]].
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** The weird circly things on [[spoiler: Alma [[spoiler:Alma and Kanda growing up]] seem reminicent of those of the Homunculi from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Appropriate, considering they're both, at least in a way, [[spoiler:artificial humans]].

* StarCrossedLovers: Krory and Eliade; any akuma who was created by someone pining over their dead lover. [[spoiler: This includes Alma Karma, who was Kanda's girlfriend in their previous lives and became an akuma after reawakening to hide it from him. Possibly taken to literal levels since Alma is last seen with a giant star on his/her forehead.]]
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* StarCrossedLovers: Krory and Eliade; any akuma who was created by someone pining over their dead lover. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This includes Alma Karma, who was Kanda's girlfriend in their previous lives and became an akuma after reawakening to hide it from him. Possibly taken to literal levels since Alma is last seen with a giant star on his/her forehead.]]

** In chapter 204 [[spoiler: Road takes a fist from Apocryphos, directed to Allen.]]
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** In chapter 204 [[spoiler: Road [[spoiler:Road takes a fist from Apocryphos, directed to Allen.]]

* ThisIsUnforgivable: [[spoiler:Said by Allen after Lulu Bell's minions turn Tup into a Skull.]]
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* ThisIsUnforgivable: [[spoiler:Said Said by Allen after Lulu Bell's minions turn Tup into a Skull.]]

** Also Bak's parents where [[spoiler: For arranges their bodies so that they were side by side, holding hands.]] * {{Tokyo is the Center of the Universe}}: Seriously averted. [[spoiler: Japan's isolation allowed the Earl to conquer it easily; at the start of the story almost all of the Japanese are dead and the country is run by Akuma]].
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** Also Bak's parents where [[spoiler: For arranges their bodies so that they were side by side, holding hands.]] hands. * {{Tokyo is the Center of the Universe}}: Seriously averted. [[spoiler: Japan's isolation allowed the Earl to conquer it easily; at the start of the story almost all of the Japanese are dead and the country is run by Akuma]].Akuma.

* TooDumbToLive: Jasdevi have the power to [[spoiler:materialize anything they both think about at the same time. So why didn't they just materialize a mass of concrete filling up the whole room or something else that would instantly end the fight?]]
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* TooDumbToLive: Jasdevi have the power to [[spoiler:materialize materialize anything they both think about at the same time. So why didn't they just materialize a mass of concrete filling up the whole room or something else that would instantly end the fight?]]fight?

** Both the exorcists ''and'' the Noah. The Noah might even be a better example of the trope. [[spoiler:And the 14th's attempt to kill the Millennium Earl certainly ''seems'' like his [[MoralEventHorizon Moral Event Horizon]], too.]]. * {{Tsundere}}: For is this in a big way. She is cranky and aggressive towards Allen, putting him through [[TrainingFromHell brutal training sessions]], during one of which she calls him weak and cowardly because he can't activate his Innocence. After that session, [[spoiler:she disguises herself as Rohfa and consoles him, encouraging him to do better. She even gets a [[http://www.mangareader.net/210-15171-14/dgray-man/chapter-80.html little flirtatious]]. When the real Rohfa sees her, For immediately reverts to her tsuntsun side, saying, [[http://www.mangareader.net/210-15171-15/dgray-man/chapter-80.html "Don't get me wrong, Allen, I didn't come here to cheer you up!"]] Turned away and blushing, no less.]]
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** Both the exorcists ''and'' the Noah. The Noah might even be a better example of the trope. [[spoiler:And the 14th's attempt to kill the Millennium Earl certainly ''seems'' like his [[MoralEventHorizon Moral Event Horizon]], MoralEventHorizon, too.]]. * {{Tsundere}}: For is this in a big way. She is cranky and aggressive towards Allen, putting him through [[TrainingFromHell brutal training sessions]], during one of which she calls him weak and cowardly because he can't activate his Innocence. After that session, [[spoiler:she she disguises herself as Rohfa and consoles him, encouraging him to do better. She even gets a [[http://www.mangareader.net/210-15171-14/dgray-man/chapter-80.html little flirtatious]]. When the real Rohfa sees her, For immediately reverts to her tsuntsun side, saying, [[http://www.mangareader.net/210-15171-15/dgray-man/chapter-80.html "Don't get me wrong, Allen, I didn't come here to cheer you up!"]] Turned away and blushing, no less.]]

* UngratefulBastard: [[ObstructiveBureaucrat The Black Order officials]] to Allen after the Ark arc. You'd think they'd be excited that the new kid managed to [[spoiler:capture the Ark, temporarily disrupt the Earl's supply of Akuma, find the missing General, and hit General-level synchronization rates himself, but instead they immediately suspect him of being a traitor. Despite the fact that going by Suman Dark, that's not even ''possible''.]] ** Taken to the extreme just recently. Allen has just saved [[spoiler: the lives of many scientists, and Lvellie, but he still gets tied up and locked away in prison because he turned into an Noah, and didn't obey orders. You know why he didn't listen to you? He wanted to save your butt, too, even if you were being very mean to him for the past few months!]]. Poor Allen does not get a break.
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* UngratefulBastard: [[ObstructiveBureaucrat The Black Order officials]] to Allen after the Ark arc. You'd think they'd be excited that the new kid managed to [[spoiler:capture capture the Ark, temporarily disrupt the Earl's supply of Akuma, find the missing General, and hit General-level synchronization rates himself, but instead they immediately suspect him of being a traitor. Despite the fact that going by Suman Dark, that's not even ''possible''.]] ''possible''. ** Taken to the extreme just recently. Allen has just saved [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the lives of many scientists, and Lvellie, but he still gets tied up and locked away in prison because he turned into an Noah, and didn't obey orders. You know why he didn't listen to you? He wanted to save your butt, too, even if you were being very mean to him for the past few months!]]. months!]] Poor Allen does not get a break.

* VillainousRescue: [[spoiler: Despite the fact they have both inflicted significant BodyHorror and done other unpleasant things to him in their earlier meetings, Tyki and Road (especially Road) have begun to develop a knack for helping Allen out when he's about to be consumed by something. Why? [[FoeYay 'Cause they like him, of course.]]]]
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* VillainousRescue: [[spoiler: Despite the fact they have both inflicted significant BodyHorror and done other unpleasant things to him in their earlier meetings, Tyki and Road (especially Road) have begun to develop a knack for helping Allen out when he's about to be consumed by something. Why? [[FoeYay 'Cause they like him, of course.]]]]]]

* WhipItGood: Klaud Nine and [[spoiler: Lulu Bell.]]
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* WhipItGood: Klaud Nine and [[spoiler: Lulu Bell.]]

* WreckedWeapon: [[spoiler:Allen's arm. It gets better eventually, though. Also Lavi and Kanda, later.]] Heck, this is the Earl's ultimate goal. * {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler:Eliade.]] So very much. ** Justified, as she is genuinely in love with [[spoiler:Krory, but is being driven crazy by the conflict this presents with her Akuma programming.]]
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* WreckedWeapon: [[spoiler:Allen's Allen's arm. It gets better eventually, though. Also Lavi and Kanda, later.]] Heck, this is the Earl's ultimate goal. * {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler:Eliade.]] Eliade. So very much. ** Justified, as she is genuinely in love with [[spoiler:Krory, Krory, but is being driven crazy by the conflict this presents with her Akuma programming.]]

* YouCanBarelyStand: Sometimes Allen literally ''can't'' stand and [[AttackAttackAttack keeps fighting]] [[{{Determinator}} anyway]]. [[spoiler:EmpathicWeapon body armor sure is handy, huh?]]
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* YouCanBarelyStand: Sometimes Allen literally ''can't'' stand and [[AttackAttackAttack keeps fighting]] [[{{Determinator}} anyway]]. [[spoiler:EmpathicWeapon EmpathicWeapon body armor sure is handy, huh?]]huh?

* YoungerThanTheyLook: Even though [[spoiler: Kanda and Alma]] have the physical bodies of a nineteen- and twenty-year-old, respectively, they're actually ten and eleven years old. [[SubvertedTrope Of course]], if you're counting the age of their souls, [[OlderThanTheyLook they could be anywhere from their late thirties and up,]] [[spoiler: depending on how long it was between their original selves dying and their new selves gaining consciousness.]]
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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Even though [[spoiler: Kanda [[spoiler:Kanda and Alma]] have the physical bodies of a nineteen- and twenty-year-old, respectively, they're actually ten and eleven years old. [[SubvertedTrope Of course]], if you're counting the age of their souls, [[OlderThanTheyLook they could be anywhere from their late thirties and up,]] [[spoiler: depending [[spoiler:depending on how long it was between their original selves dying and their new selves gaining consciousness.]]
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* ActuallyNotAVampire: Krory, since he'd attack the townspeople at night and drain them of their blood. [[spoiler: Turns out he was subconsciously attacking Akuma.]]
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* ActuallyNotAVampire: Krory, since he'd attack the townspeople at night and drain them of their blood. [[spoiler: Turns out he was subconsciously attacking Akuma.]]

** ADeathInTheLimelight: A number of these episodes also happen the episode before said character dies (or is PutOnABus.) [[spoiler: Yeeger and Daisya are given this treatment. Suman also isn't seen again after his episode until the start of the Fallen One arc.]]
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** ADeathInTheLimelight: A number of these episodes also happen the episode before said character dies (or is PutOnABus.) [[spoiler: Yeeger and Daisya are given this treatment. Suman also isn't seen again after his episode until the start of the Fallen One arc.]]

** Subverted by Lenalee. Although on the surface her strongly caring nature could appear to invoke this trope, we later find out otherwise when [[spoiler: it's revealed that she is only this way towards the people who make up her '[[TrueCompanions world]]', and she doesn't care about what happens to those outside it.]]
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** Subverted by Lenalee. Although on the surface her strongly caring nature could appear to invoke this trope, we later find out otherwise when [[spoiler: it's revealed that she is only this way towards the people who make up her '[[TrueCompanions world]]', and she doesn't care about what happens to those outside it.]]

** Allen gets a certain amount of it too when he was young [[spoiler: and after it gets out that he's the Fourteenth.]] He [[StepfordSmiler seems to take it surprisingly well]].
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** Allen gets a certain amount of it too when he was young [[spoiler: and after it gets out that he's the Fourteenth.]] Fourteenth. He [[StepfordSmiler seems to take it surprisingly well]].

* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler: Alma Karma and possibly the 3rd Exorcists.]]
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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler: Alma Karma and possibly the 3rd Exorcists.]]

* ArmorPiercingSlap: Lenalee to Allen, and later [[spoiler: Allen to Tyki.]]
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* ArmorPiercingSlap: Lenalee to Allen, and later [[spoiler: Allen to Tyki.]]

* AwfulTruth: Mana was [[spoiler: the 14th Noah's brother and insane. Oh, and he's also the current Millenium Earl.]]. ** Alma Karma is [[spoiler: Kanda's pre-death female lover]]. He would go to '''extreme''' means for it to stay ignored. ** Really, the Alma Karma arc has a long list of those [[spoiler:concerning the Black Order and just how far/low they're willing to go/sink]]. * BadAss: There are a ''lot'', especially Allen (it takes unusual levels of awesome to be able to shout [[spoiler:Crown Clown]] in the middle of a fight [[{{Narm}} without looking like an idiot]]) and Kanda. And General Cross wears this trope like it was made for him.
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* AwfulTruth: Mana was [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the 14th Noah's brother and insane. Oh, and he's also the current Millenium Earl.]]. ** Alma Karma is [[spoiler: Kanda's [[spoiler:Kanda's pre-death female lover]]. lover.]] He would go to '''extreme''' means for it to stay ignored. ** Really, the Alma Karma arc has a long list of those [[spoiler:concerning concerning the Black Order and just how far/low they're willing to go/sink]]. go/sink. * BadAss: There are a ''lot'', especially Allen (it takes unusual levels of awesome to be able to shout [[spoiler:Crown Clown]] Crown Clown in the middle of a fight [[{{Narm}} without looking like an idiot]]) and Kanda. And General Cross wears this trope like it was made for him.

* BeautifulAllAlong: Miranda letting her hair down when [[spoiler:she first activates her Innocence]]. * BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler: Lavi wasn't supposed to get emotionally invested with the Black Order, only record their activities. Then, he grew fond of them. [[MindRape And Road used that against him horrifyingly well]]]].
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* BeautifulAllAlong: Miranda letting her hair down when [[spoiler:she she first activates her Innocence]]. Innocence. * BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler: Lavi wasn't supposed to get emotionally invested with the Black Order, only record their activities. Then, he grew fond of them. [[MindRape And Road used that against him horrifyingly well]]]].well]].

** And Komui? Don't tell him his sister's getting married... [[spoiler:Or that [[PlayedForLaughs Bak Chang stalks his sister...]]]] ** [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Krory]] has been known to get a little irritated when somebody calls him a vampire.
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** And Komui? Don't tell him his sister's getting married... [[spoiler:Or Or that [[PlayedForLaughs Bak Chang stalks his sister...]]]] ]] ** [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Krory]] Krory has been known to get a little irritated when somebody calls him a vampire.

* {{BFS}}: The Earl [[spoiler: and Allen eventually. Nea too]].
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* {{BFS}}: The Earl [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and Allen eventually. Nea too]].too.]]

** Level Three: Always an armoured figure, with individual variations only manifesting as differing numbers of eyes and unique abilities. [[spoiler:Level Three Point Five: A giant, lanky hermaphorditic humanoid roughly the size of Godzilla, made by combining thousands of Level Two and Three Akuma.]] ** ''[[FourIsDeath Level Four]]'': The deadliest Akuma form yet, resembles a naked pot-bellied four-foot tall hermaphroditic ball-socket-doll-like tattooed haloed cherubim, which is capable of batting aside five Critical-level exorcists (that is to say, the Generals and Allen, ''the most powerful exorcists alive''), without breaking a sweat.]]
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** Level Three: Always an armoured figure, with individual variations only manifesting as differing numbers of eyes and unique abilities. [[spoiler:Level Level Three Point Five: A giant, lanky hermaphorditic humanoid roughly the size of Godzilla, made by combining thousands of Level Two and Three Akuma.]] Akuma. ** ''[[FourIsDeath Level Four]]'': The deadliest Akuma form yet, resembles a naked pot-bellied four-foot tall hermaphroditic ball-socket-doll-like tattooed haloed cherubim, which is capable of batting aside five Critical-level exorcists (that is to say, the Generals and Allen, ''the most powerful exorcists alive''), without breaking a sweat.]]

* BloodyMurder: [[spoiler: Krory, eventually.]]
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* BloodyMurder: [[spoiler: Krory, eventually.]]eventually awakens the power to kill his opponents with a "copy" made of his own blood.

** And remember when Allen's arm was all flaked and looked like it was about to fall off? Then Tyki [[spoiler: ripped it off and then had his Teez eat a hole in Allen's ''heart''?]]
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** And remember when Allen's arm was all flaked and looked like it was about to fall off? Then Tyki [[spoiler: ripped it off and then had his Teez eat a hole in Allen's ''heart''?]]''heart''?

*** Made worse when you realise that right now those things are ''living'' inside of [[spoiler:Lavi and Chaozii]]. * BodySurf: Phantom Thief G[[spoiler: AKA Timothy]]'s MO. * {{Bokukko}}: Road.
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*** Made worse when you realise that right now those things are ''living'' inside of [[spoiler:Lavi and Chaozii]]. Chaozi.]] * BodySurf: Phantom Thief G[[spoiler: AKA Timothy]]'s G's [[spoiler:(AKA Timothy's)]] MO. * {{Bokukko}}: Road.Road uses "boku" and acts rather boyish... at first, but both her design and her character become more feminine later on.

* BrattyHalfPint: Surprisingly, ''Allen'' was bratty, mouthy, and a bit of an urchin back when he worked in the circus, before meeting Mana. And now [[spoiler: Timothy]].
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* BrattyHalfPint: Surprisingly, ''Allen'' was bratty, mouthy, and a bit of an urchin back when he worked in the circus, before meeting Mana. And now [[spoiler: Timothy]].Timothy.

* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Alma, Alma, ''Alma''. The CheerfulChild foil to Yu's BrattyHalfPint, he eventually slaughters the whole lab when he figures out his "friends" (failed experiments) are never going to wake up and since the war with the Noahs will never end, neither will the horrible experiments.]]
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* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Alma, Alma, Alma, ''Alma''. The [[spoiler:The CheerfulChild foil to Yu's BrattyHalfPint, he eventually slaughters the whole lab when he figures out his "friends" (failed experiments) are never going to wake up and since the war with the Noahs will never end, neither will the horrible experiments.]]

* CessationOfExistence: If an Akuma is destroyed by anything but an Innocence, it cannot be saved. [[spoiler: Road gave Allen his first experience of this by causing an Akuma to self-destruct.]]
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* CessationOfExistence: If an Akuma is destroyed by anything but an Innocence, it cannot be saved. [[spoiler: Road gave Allen his first experience of this by causing an Akuma to self-destruct.]]

* CheerfulChild: Alma, despite the horrible experiments that were done to him. [[spoiler: And then he figures out the experiments will ''never end''...]] * ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The abandoned city of Mater, where Kanda and Alma end up being transported by Allen so they can get away from the Order.]]
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* CheerfulChild: Alma, despite the horrible experiments that were done to him. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And then he figures out the experiments will ''never end''...]] * ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The abandoned city of Mater, where [[spoiler:where Kanda and Alma end up being transported by Allen so they can get away from the Order.]]

** There's also Lavi. Like Lenalee, he hasn't been around much either since Destruction of Black Order arc, despite them both being part of [[FanNickname OT4]] and close friends of Allen. These two aren't present in recent chapters despite the fact that there are major things happening around both Allen and Kanda. Sure, they're off carrying their exorcist duties somewhere, but one would think that this series being {{Shounen}} would mean that these two would be around their TrueCompanions during important changes. But no. Whatever happened to Lavi's job to record Destroyer of Time, no one knows... Lampshaded in the bonus material for volume 19, where a very distraught Lavi begs to be let back into the series.
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** There's also Lavi. Like Lenalee, he hasn't been around much either since Destruction of Black Order arc, despite them both being part of [[FanNickname OT4]] "OT4" and close friends of Allen. These two aren't present in recent chapters despite the fact that there are major things happening around both Allen and Kanda. Sure, they're off carrying their exorcist duties somewhere, but one would think that this series being {{Shounen}} would mean that these two would be around their TrueCompanions during important changes. But no. Whatever happened to Lavi's job to record Destroyer of Time, no one knows... Lampshaded in the bonus material for volume 19, where a very distraught Lavi begs to be let back into the series.
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For the same reason, the AnimatedAdaptation [[OvertookTheManga ended in 2009 after 102 episodes]], in the middle of volume 16. It's unlikely to be {{uncancelled}} for the meantime, but some fans still hope to see it again.
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For the same reason, the AnimatedAdaptation [[OvertookTheManga ended in 2009 after 102 episodes]], in the middle of volume 16. It's unlikely It is finally going to be {{uncancelled}} for the meantime, but some fans still hope to see it again. in 2016.
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