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16th Sep '17 4:29:56 PM nombretomado
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* YagyuJubei: Namesake of Juubei Kakei.
1st Aug '17 7:10:20 PM Bibliotheca
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** [[spoiler:Let's see: After learning that he's a freak, Ban's mom declared him a child of the devil (and this was after his father had placed a seal on it at birth). He was then set loose at a tender age. For Kazuki, his family was killed by a rival clan, later revealed to have been helmed by his younger brother, who was given away at birth. Shido is the son of the leader of the Fuyuki tribe, but his parents were probably killed in the Kiryuudo war and he ran away to the Limitless Fortress (a.k.a Mugenjou) in his early teens because the Kiryuudo thought he was the one with the chimera. Natsumi's parents are dead. [=MakubeX=] was abandoned as a baby and adopted (yet not named) by Gen. Himiko is an aborted fetus brought back to life, raised by her brother, and he was killed by his best friend Ban (at his own request). Rena's father is dead, her mother is emotionally distant, and her stepfather raped her. Madoka's parents are either dead or don't notice that their blind seventeen-year-old daughter has a twenty-one-year-old former gang leader ''and'' his animal posse shacking up with her, or that she was kidnapped by his enemiesóbut hey, it's a pretty BigFancyHouse! As for Ginji, he's technically a created being. His mother, after her son's death, created Ginji in the alternate dimension which houses the Limitless Fortress.]] Subverted by [[spoiler:the Kakei siblings, who left home of their own free will, against the advice of their father; and Uryuu Toshiki, who's illegitimate and ran away from home after either beating the crap out of or outright killing his younger-but-legitimate brother for the right of inheritance.]]

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** [[spoiler:Let's see: After learning that he's a freak, Ban's mom declared him a child of the devil (and this was after his father had placed a seal on it at birth). He was then set loose at a tender age. For Kazuki, his family was killed by a rival clan, later revealed to have been helmed by his younger brother, who was given away at birth. Said brother, Yohan, was nearly killed by order of their father as an infant because he was born with the stigmata, and only survived because their mother begged him to be adopted by the Kokuchouin. Shido is the son of the leader of the Fuyuki tribe, but his parents were probably killed in the Kiryuudo war and he ran away to the Limitless Fortress (a.k.a Mugenjou) in his early teens because the Kiryuudo thought he was the one with the chimera. Natsumi's parents are dead. [=MakubeX=] was abandoned as a baby and adopted (yet not named) by Gen. Himiko is an aborted fetus brought back to life, raised by her brother, and he was killed by his best friend Ban (at his own request). Rena's father is dead, her mother is emotionally distant, and her stepfather raped her. Madoka's parents are either dead or don't notice that their blind seventeen-year-old daughter has a twenty-one-year-old former gang leader ''and'' his animal posse shacking up with her, or that she was kidnapped by his enemiesóbut hey, it's a pretty BigFancyHouse! As for Ginji, he's technically a created being. His mother, after her son's death, created Ginji in the alternate dimension which houses the Limitless Fortress.]] Subverted by [[spoiler:the Kakei siblings, who left home of their own free will, against the advice of their father; and Uryuu Toshiki, who's illegitimate and ran away from home after either beating the crap out of or outright killing his younger-but-legitimate brother for the right of inheritance.]]
17th Jan '17 1:33:43 AM DustSnitch
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They inevitably run into conflicts of interest (such as an equally superpowered "delivery service"), which they deal with by [[{{Badass}} kicking ass]]. Though it starts out as a light-hearted {{shonen}} action series, it later took a sharp right turn into CerebusSyndrome country with the Limitless Fortress arc.

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They inevitably run into conflicts of interest (such as an equally superpowered "delivery service"), which they deal with by [[{{Badass}} kicking ass]].ass. Though it starts out as a light-hearted {{shonen}} action series, it later took a sharp right turn into CerebusSyndrome country with the Limitless Fortress arc.



* {{Badass}}: Plenty of characters, most notably Ban.
28th Mar '16 4:10:52 PM Iplewhelmed
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* OrWasItADream: It's left up to the reader to decide whether Ginji rejected reality & went back into a virtual reality coma powered by science & magic, or if he was knocked unconscious & dreamt of a parallel universe.

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* OrWasItADream: It's In the manga, [[spoiler:it's left up to the reader to decide whether Ginji rejected reality & went back into a virtual reality coma powered by science & magic, or if he was knocked unconscious & dreamt of a parallel universe.]]
14th Feb '16 12:08:57 AM Spritle101
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* OrWasItADream: It's left up to the reader to decide whether Ginji rejected reality & went back into a virtual reality coma powered by science & magic, or if he was knocked unconscious & dreamt of a parallel universe.
11th Jan '16 11:17:56 PM BlacKat
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* SayMyName: Especially in the manga, where speech bubbles containing just names can fill up an entire page. BAAAAN-CHAAAAN!!! KAZU-CHAAAAN!!! Shido! Shido! Shido! Makubex! Makubex! Makubex! Juubei! Toshiki! Madoka! Hevn! Himiko! Ginji!

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* SayMyName: Especially in the manga, where speech bubbles containing just names can fill up an entire page. BAAAAN-CHAAAAN!!! KAZU-CHAAAAN!!! Shido! Shido! Shido! Makubex! Makubex! Makubex! Makubeeeex! Juubei! Toshiki! Madoka! Hevn! Himiko! Ginji!GINJIIII!
11th Jan '16 11:16:32 PM BlacKat
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* RapidFireTyping: MakubeX, mainly.

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* RapidFireTyping: MakubeX, [=MakubeX=], mainly.
11th Jan '16 11:13:22 PM BlacKat
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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Ban, and several of the mooks in the series.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: This trope ''is'' Ban and Ginji. Some of the official art from the anime makes it even ''more'' obvious.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: This trope ''is'' Ban and Ginji. Some of the official art from the anime makes it even ''more'' obvious.Ginji don't just ''follow'' this trope; they ''are'' this trope.



* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Ban's Evil Eye only works once on a person.

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* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Ban's Evil Eye only works once on a person.the same person per 24 hours.



* RapidFireTyping

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* RapidFireTyping RapidFireTyping: MakubeX, mainly.



--> '''Akabane''': [to the GetBackers] "We've just got to stop meeting like this."

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--> '''Akabane''': [to the GetBackers] Get Backers] "We've just got to stop meeting like this."



* XanatosSpeedChess: Ban's Evil Eye. Not so much using it, but Ban needs to bluff opponents sometimes to think that he has used it when in fact he hasn't, and vice versa. The very threat of him still capable of performing an Evil Eye illusion has forced protracted psychological warfare time and time again.

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* XanatosSpeedChess: Ban's Evil Eye. Not so much using it, but Ban often needs to bluff opponents sometimes to think that he has used it when in fact he hasn't, and vice versa. The very threat of him still being capable of performing an Evil Eye illusion has forced protracted psychological warfare time and time again.



* YearInsideHourOutside: While the illusions of the Evil Eye last only 60 seconds, it seems that there's no limit on how long you can make someone ''think'' something is happening, allowing for very creative scenarios to be created.

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* YearInsideHourOutside: While the illusions of the Evil Eye last only 60 seconds, it seems that there's no limit on how long you can make someone ''think'' something is happening, allowing for very creative scenarios to be created.scenarios.
26th Nov '15 9:18:23 PM ecuvulle6267
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* LightningCanDoAnything: Ginji can generate electricity, which he uses to aid him in fights. And that's about it. However, if he ''absorbs'' a sufficient amount (either from lightning or a large electrical source) he turns into the ''Lightning Lord" whose powers consist of SuperStrength, SuperSpeed, NighInvulnerability, electromagnetic powers, and a HealingFactor for good measure. He becomes a FlyingBrick without the flight.
5th Nov '15 4:10:49 PM nombretomado
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Both played straight and inverted. Ban and Ginji's (and for that matter nearly all male characters) attractiveness was upgraded due to the designs redone by Atsuko Nakajima (who did the adaptation to RanmaOneHalf, amongst others). Meanwhile, the female characters, while not unattractive per se, was redone to avert the original manga's OnlySixFaces, notably in [[MsFanservice Hevn]]'s design. The aforementioned Bishonen Upgrade above is credited as singlehandedly fueling most of the HoYay in the series.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Both played straight and inverted. Ban and Ginji's (and for that matter nearly all male characters) attractiveness was upgraded due to the designs redone by Atsuko Nakajima (who did the adaptation to RanmaOneHalf, ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', amongst others). Meanwhile, the female characters, while not unattractive per se, was redone to avert the original manga's OnlySixFaces, notably in [[MsFanservice Hevn]]'s design. The aforementioned Bishonen Upgrade above is credited as singlehandedly fueling most of the HoYay in the series.
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