History Manga / KnightsOfSidonia

16th Jun '17 3:39:19 PM DarkHunter
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* EldritchAbomination: The Gauna are massive, shapeshifting fetus-like creatures with the ability to assimilate humans with their CombatTentacles. While their placenta bodies can be injured, Gauna are only able to be killed if their True Bodies are destroyed. Gauna are further capable of replicating human technology, something they become increasingly proficient at after assimilating Hoshijiro.

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* EldritchAbomination: The Gauna are massive, shapeshifting fetus-like creatures with the ability to assimilate humans with their CombatTentacles. While their placenta "Ena" bodies can be injured, Gauna are only able to be killed if their True Bodies are destroyed. Gauna are further capable of replicating human technology, something they become increasingly proficient at after assimilating Hoshijiro.
6th Jun '17 5:56:43 PM Arawn999
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* HonorBeforeReason: Kunato never gets over Tanikaze getting the first chance to pilot the Type 17, nor for Tanikaze getting a Gauna kill before he does. This drives Kunato to screw with Tanikaze in a number of ways, most notably [[spoiler: sabotaging Tanikaze in a fight with a Hive-Type Gauna, which results in a number of his squadmates being killed unnecessarily and [[NiceJobBreakingItHero indirectly enabling the creation of the Benisuzume.]]]]

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* HonorBeforeReason: Kunato never gets over Tanikaze getting the first chance to pilot the Type 17, nor for Tanikaze getting a Gauna kill before he does. This drives Kunato to screw with Tanikaze in a number of ways, most notably [[spoiler: sabotaging Tanikaze in a fight with a Hive-Type Gauna, which results in a number of his squadmates being killed unnecessarily and [[NiceJobBreakingItHero indirectly enabling the creation of the Benisuzume.Crimson Hawk Moth.]]]]



** The asteroid Gauna's propulsion core needs to be disabled before it can be destroyed, to prevent evasive maneuvers. Ninety percent of it is destroyed...[[spoiler: only for the Crimson Hawkmoth Gauna to break off from the main body and slaughter the squad taking care of it, and the propulsion system quickly regenerates]].

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** The asteroid Gauna's propulsion core needs to be disabled before it can be destroyed, to prevent evasive maneuvers. Ninety percent of it is destroyed...[[spoiler: only for the Crimson Hawkmoth Hawk Moth Gauna to break off from the main body and slaughter the squad taking care of it, and the propulsion system quickly regenerates]].



** Much is made of the issue of communication with gauna, but the aforementioned adaptation shows the possible motive for the eldritch beings out of space falling upon and shattering the Earth in the first place. The gauna combine material and act as hive entities, showing communion and learning through shared genetic memory. It should be noted that the growing sophistication and technological equivalence comes as Sidonians are absorbed by gauna, organic Higgs-boson cannon and the Benisuzume being fairly blatant examples.

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** Much is made of the issue of communication with gauna, but the aforementioned adaptation shows the possible motive for the eldritch beings out of space falling upon and shattering the Earth in the first place. The gauna combine material and act as hive entities, showing communion and learning through shared genetic memory. It should be noted that the growing sophistication and technological equivalence comes as Sidonians are absorbed by gauna, organic Higgs-boson Heigus cannon and the Benisuzume Crimson Hawk Moth being fairly blatant examples.



* MirrorMatch: The Garde versus Benisuzume, [[spoiler:a replica of a Garde eaten by the Gauna]].

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* MirrorMatch: The Garde versus Benisuzume, the Crimson Hawk Moth, [[spoiler:a replica of a Garde eaten by the Gauna]].



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: If Kunato hadn't been so obsessed with his vendetta against Tanikaze, it's likely that [[spoiler: Toshijiro would not have been integrated by the Gauna, which would also mean the Benisuzume wouldn't exist either.]] An unusual example in that Kunato ''knew'' he was breaking it; he just wanted to pin the blame on Tanikaze.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: If Kunato hadn't been so obsessed with his vendetta against Tanikaze, it's likely that [[spoiler: Toshijiro would not have been integrated by the Gauna, which would also mean the Benisuzume Crimson Hawk Moth wouldn't exist either.]] An unusual example in that Kunato ''knew'' he was breaking it; he just wanted to pin the blame on Tanikaze.
6th Jun '17 2:29:57 PM DarkHunter
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* AmbiguouslyEvil: The Gauna. No one knows anything about their motives or why they destroyed Earth. On the one hand, they attack relentlessly and kill any human they get hold of. On the other, the fact that they continuously attempt to imitate humans and human technology leads some characters to wonder if they aren't trying to communicate somehow. It's an open question as to whether any of the human copies spawned by Gauna are actually intelligent or if they are just mimicking actions they've observed without any real understanding of what they're doing. [[spoiler:And the giant Mass Union Cluster destroyed in the finale of the story? Despite ''Sidonia'' having spent the entire story fighting against it, its last act as it disintegrated was to seed the planet Lem-VII with its own biomass, which terraformed the whole planet within a few years into a place humanity could live comfortably.]]
27th Feb '17 1:38:44 PM Steam_Lord
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* TheUriahGambit: The Immortal Council wants Tanikaze dead for reasons not immediately explained and to this end has the Captain order him to fly in every single mission against the Gaunas in the hope that they'll eventually kill him. [[spoiler:This backfires as not only Nagate always survives but he eventually becomes ''Sidonia'''s greatest hero. The reason for this is that [[spoiler:Tanikaze is an immortal and they couldn't tolerate an immortal outside of the committee hierarchy, so as a compromise to outright killing him, the captain agreed to put him on what should have been a suicide mission as a compromise. As long as he keeps succeeding, he can live. Of course once the committee is offed in a coup by the captain, he's no longer required to attend missions but tends to do so anyway due to having become used to being a hero.]]

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* TheUriahGambit: The Immortal Council wants Tanikaze dead for reasons not immediately explained and to this end has the Captain order him to fly in every single mission against the Gaunas in the hope that they'll eventually kill him. [[spoiler:This backfires as not only Nagate always survives but he eventually becomes ''Sidonia'''s greatest hero. The reason for this is that [[spoiler:Tanikaze Tanikaze is an immortal and they couldn't tolerate an immortal outside of the committee hierarchy, so as a compromise to outright killing him, the captain agreed to put him on what should have been a suicide mission as a compromise. As long as he keeps succeeding, he can live. Of course once the committee is offed in a coup by the captain, he's no longer required to attend missions but tends to do so anyway due to having become used to being a hero.]]
27th Feb '17 7:10:19 AM Kamui04
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* GenderedOutfit: Played with the cadets and pilots' uniforms. The male ones use trousers, the females the same design but with skirts, and the third gender get to wear shorts.
2nd Feb '17 12:51:34 PM Arawn999
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* AttackItsWeakPoint: The only weak point on the Gauna is their core, or "True Body", which when sufficiently damaged cause them to explode. Most engagements boil down to the Guardians desperately trying to chip through the Gauna's nigh-invulnerable regenerating armor to reach the weakpoint.
2nd Feb '17 9:23:39 AM MacronNotes
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* ForMassiveDamage: The only weak point on the Gauna is their core, or "True Body", which when sufficiently damaged cause them to explode. Most engagements boil down to the Guardians desperately trying to chip through the Gauna's nigh invulnerable regenerating armor to reach the weakpoint.
6th Dec '16 7:20:07 PM Xtifr
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'''''Knights of Sidonia''''' is the latest manga from Creator/TsutomuNihei, creator of ''Manga/{{Blame}}'' and ''{{Manga/Biomega}}''.

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'''''Knights ''Knights of Sidonia''''' Sidonia'' is the latest manga from Creator/TsutomuNihei, creator of ''Manga/{{Blame}}'' and ''{{Manga/Biomega}}''.
11th Sep '16 9:51:34 PM kikiandlala
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** The immortals that don't wear flight suits have significantly less cause to sweat. Nihei does have the cadets sending Tanikaze added supplies (usually just stuffing them into his locker), so the poor kid probably just has the same issues as any other pilot, just more so. Also, he likely did not bathe nearly as often when he was living as an Underdweller.

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** The immortals that don't wear flight suits have significantly less cause to sweat.sweat, but the biggest reason is that the immortals were retroactively altered to be capable of photosynthesis (in the anime, Kobayashi was floating around naked under a sun lamp). Nihei does have the cadets sending Tanikaze added supplies (usually just stuffing them into his locker), so the poor kid probably just has the same issues as any other pilot, just more so. Also, he likely did not bathe nearly as often when he was living as an Underdweller.
11th Sep '16 9:16:22 PM kikiandlala
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The story takes place on the gigantic GenerationShip ''Sidonia'', where the last remnants of humanity are engaged in a seemingly HopelessWar against a race of monstrous shapeshifting aliens - the Gauna. Nagate Tanikaze has lived in isolation in the bowels of the Sidonia his whole life, with only his recently deceased grandfather and Guardian pilot simulator for company. Facing starvation, Nagate journeys to the surface in an attempt to steal from a food processing plant, before being injured and captured by local authorities. Upon discovering his "grandfather's" storied past as a previously important Guardian pilot, the government puts Nagate on the fast track for elite Guardian pilot training. What follows are Nagate's attempts to fit in with civilized society, his growing relationships with his fellow students, and his growth as a pilot in the face of the horrifying threat of the Gauna.

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The story takes place on the gigantic GenerationShip ''Sidonia'', where the last remnants of humanity are engaged in a seemingly HopelessWar against a race of monstrous shapeshifting aliens - the Gauna. Nagate Tanikaze has lived in isolation in the bowels of the Sidonia his whole life, with only his recently deceased grandfather and Guardian Garde pilot simulator for company. Facing starvation, Nagate journeys to the surface in an attempt to steal from a food processing plant, before being injured and captured by local authorities. Upon discovering his "grandfather's" storied past as a previously important Guardian Garde pilot, the government puts Nagate on the fast track for elite Guardian Garde pilot training. What follows are Nagate's attempts to fit in with civilized society, his growing relationships with his fellow students, and his growth as a pilot in the face of the horrifying threat of the Gauna.



* HumongousMecha: The Guardians are ''Sidonia'''s first line of defense against the Gauna.

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* HumongousMecha: The Guardians Garde are ''Sidonia'''s first line of defense against the Gauna.



* InfiniteSupplies: Despite placing much emphasis on conserving resources and recycling, the Sidonia has the ability to outfit massive numbers of Guardians and pilots. Later on, they start creating large numbers of smaller combat ships to ferry Guardians into battle. Explained by the ship posessing limited supplies of raw materials but significant manufacturing capability. Any asteroid with valuable materials, from water to metals, that they encounter, is quickly strip-mined and put to good use.

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* InfiniteSupplies: Despite placing much emphasis on conserving resources and recycling, the Sidonia has the ability to outfit massive numbers of Guardians Garde and pilots. Later on, they start creating large numbers of smaller combat ships to ferry Guardians Garde into battle. Explained by the ship posessing limited supplies of raw materials but significant manufacturing capability. Any asteroid with valuable materials, from water to metals, that they encounter, is quickly strip-mined and put to good use.



* LostTechnology: The Sidonia has lost almost all of humanity's knowledge and technological data, when evil scientist Ochiai destroyed the Sidonia's archives. However a partial backup was made and then contained in Ochiai's auxilliary brain. When the pacifists set out to colonize another world, Kobayashi needed to have Ochiai revived in order to re-learn terraforming technology.



* ManInWhite: Most of the Guardian pilots have white flight suits. [[WhiteShirtOfDeath Considering their survival rate]], they might as well [[RedShirtArmy wear red]].

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* ManInWhite: Most of the Guardian Garde pilots have white flight suits. [[WhiteShirtOfDeath Considering their survival rate]], they might as well [[RedShirtArmy wear red]].



* MirrorMatch: The Guardians versus Benisuzume, [[spoiler:a replica of a Guardian eaten by the Gauna]].

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* MirrorMatch: The Guardians Garde versus Benisuzume, [[spoiler:a replica of a Guardian Garde eaten by the Gauna]].



* RealRobot: The Guardians count as this. Their spindly frames can't even stand up in gravity (with the exception of the [[SuperPrototype Type 19]]).

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* RealRobot: The Guardians Garde count as this. Their spindly frames can't even stand up in gravity (with the exception of the [[SuperPrototype Type 19]]).



* RocketPunch: The Guardians can launch their hands off on a towline and grapple onto things with them. Tanikaze manages to weaponize this to defeat the Red Sphingida after it destroys his gun by taking a Gauna-piercing bullet between his fingers and launching it through her body at point blank range.

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* RocketPunch: The Guardians Garde can launch their hands off on a towline and grapple onto things with them. Tanikaze manages to weaponize this to defeat the Red Sphingida after it destroys his gun by taking a Gauna-piercing bullet between his fingers and launching it through her body at point blank range.



* WhiteShirtOfDeath: Most pilot uniforms are all white, as are the Guardians themselves. Considering the attrition rate versus the Gauna...

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* WhiteShirtOfDeath: Most pilot uniforms are all white, as are the Guardians Garde themselves. Considering the attrition rate versus the Gauna...
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