History Manga / LinebarrelsOfIron

13th Oct '15 7:23:39 PM DarkHunter
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Sawatari, Yuriannu and Jack]] all escape from the authorities at the end of the anime, while [[spoiler:Reiji voluntarily goes to jail for his involvement in Kiriyama's coup]]. Subverted in VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsL, [[spoiler:where all three are arrested by the authorities alongside Reiji.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Sawatari, Yuriannu and Jack]] all escape from the authorities at the end of the anime, while [[spoiler:Reiji voluntarily goes to jail for his involvement in Kiriyama's coup]]. Subverted in VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsL, [[spoiler:where all three are arrested by the authorities alongside Reiji.]]



* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsL'' (based on the anime) and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX'' (based on the manga). It later's case, [[spoiler:UX just stopped the in-game plot at the first battle on the Moon]].



*** This gets an interesting twist in SuperRobotWarsL where Shinji is Kouichi's classmate prior to moving to Tokyo-3.
11th Oct '15 11:10:40 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* DudeLooksLikeALady: Izuna Endo, twin brother of Shizuna. Kouichi seems to [[LightNovel/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu summon Yoshi Akihisa]] when he jokingly says that Shizuna should act more girlish, then faces Izuna Endo, which ticks her off.

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: Izuna Endo, twin brother of Shizuna. Kouichi seems to [[LightNovel/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu [[LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts summon Yoshi Akihisa]] when he jokingly says that Shizuna should act more girlish, then faces Izuna Endo, which ticks her off.
9th Sep '15 3:16:02 AM Noelemahc
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''Linebarrels of Iron'' is a Japanese manga series created by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi. The series was first serialized in Akita Shoten's monthly shōnen manga magazine ''Champion Red'' in 2005. It has since been compiled into 21 tankōbon, as of January 18, 2013.

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''Linebarrels of Iron'' is a Japanese manga series created by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi. The series was first serialized in Akita Shoten's monthly shōnen manga magazine ''Champion Red'' in 2005. It has since been compiled into 21 24 tankōbon, as of January 18, 2013.
October 2014.



** The anime is guilty of this in general, as the swings between slapstick comedy and serious drama can be as short as a minute of screentime. The manga delves into this only between chapters.



* MysteriousWoman: Yuriannu Faithful

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* MysteriousWoman: Yuriannu FaithfulFaithful.



** Though the term is never used, Yuriannu, Sawatari, Demitri and Soubi are this in the anime. Their manga counterparts are not, what with Spubi joining Juda from the start and [[spoiler: Yuriannu]] being a DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent.

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** Though the term is never used, Yuriannu, Sawatari, Demitri and Soubi are this in the anime. Their manga counterparts are not, what with Spubi Soubi joining Juda from the start and [[spoiler: Yuriannu]] being a DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent.



* Synchronization: A Factor's life is irreversibly tied with their Machina. If a Factor dies, the Machina can get a new one, but if the Machina is destroyed, the Factor will die. Or Factors, if it has more than one, serving as Kouichi's motivation once he learns [[spoiler: that [[MindlinkMates Emi is also Linebarrel's factor]].]]

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* Synchronization: {{Synchronization}}: A Factor's life is irreversibly tied with their Machina. If a Factor dies, the Machina can get a new one, but if the Machina is destroyed, the Factor will die. Or Factors, if it has more than one, serving as Kouichi's motivation once he learns [[spoiler: that [[MindlinkMates Emi is also Linebarrel's factor]].]]


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** WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: And then gets confused when Furya, of all people, risks his baseline human life to save her from falling debris (and later some punks, too).


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** When Kouichi finally joins Juda, he invokes this trope against Reiji a few times over failing to maintain a proper {{Nakama}} in his team. And hurting Yamashita's feelings.
9th Sep '15 1:35:43 AM Noelemahc
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* DecapitationRequired[=/=]OffWithHisHead: One of the few ways to kill a Factor to make sure they stay dead, apparently.
** DecapitationPresentation: We get a good look at how this works when [[spoiler: Sawatari finally manages to kill Miu]], though killing the Machina also helped.


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* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: While not on Revolver Ocelot's level, [[spoiler: Yuriannu]] is this in the manga, being a mole while being a mole with unclear motives for the second layer of molery and resuming the role held as the deeper mole post-timeskip.


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* MagneticHero: We get several polarized types of this trope:
** The anime plays it in a much more positive light, but Moritsugu is an attractor and motivator for the Juda Factors (and Ohba) because of his StoicSpectacles demeanor and badass piloting skills.
** Kouichi, conversely, operates the human angle, regularly chewing Moritsugu out for failing to maintain {{Nakama}} and treating [[WhatTheHellHero them like disposable tools]]. His concern over morale is one of the things that leads the others to accept him as a real Ally Of Justice and kickstarts Moritsugu's DefrostingIceQueen CharacterDevelopment.
** Ishigami and Katou, being NotSoDifferent, both employ the idealism-driven attraction, and the fanatical devotion some of Katou's subordinates have for him shows it works.


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* {{Nakama}}: Kouichi is slightly obsessed with the idea, and his devotion to it is what kickstarts the transference of power from Moritsugu to him as the team leader at Juda - the others, particularly the twins and Yamashita, embrace his belief over Moritsugu's harsher leadership style (such as when he disables Hind-Kind himself as punishment for Yamashita disobeying orders).
** Though the term is never used, Yuriannu, Sawatari, Demitri and Soubi are this in the anime. Their manga counterparts are not, what with Spubi joining Juda from the start and [[spoiler: Yuriannu]] being a DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent.
4th Sep '15 11:00:06 AM Noelemahc
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** The scene in Episode 24 of the anime, where Kouichi and Emi [[spoiler: meet alternate versions of themselves inside of a decidedly Dancouga-like Machina]] is very short and feels like a BigLippedAlligatorMoment. SuperRobotWarsL gives them a dialogue scene, which not only [[spoiler: reveals the Machina can talk out loud, alt-Kouichi has a number instead of a name.]] ArcWords are exchanged before the plot returns to its anime rails.

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** The scene in Episode 24 of the anime, where Kouichi and Emi [[spoiler: meet alternate versions of themselves inside of a decidedly Dancouga-like Machina]] is very short and feels like a BigLippedAlligatorMoment. SuperRobotWarsL gives them a dialogue scene, which not only [[spoiler: reveals the Machina can talk out loud, alt-Kouichi has a number instead of a name.and alt-Kouichi's name is [[YouAreNumberSIx R335]], to which he objects, saying [[DoNotCallMePaul he'd rather be called]]... We never hear his response.]] ArcWords are exchanged before the plot returns to its anime rails.
4th Sep '15 6:05:58 AM Noelemahc
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** The scene in Episode 24 of the anime, where Kouichi and Emi [[spoiler: meet alternate versions of themselves inside of a decidedly Dancouga-like Machina]] is very short and feels like a BigLippedAlligatorMoment. SuperRobotWarsL gives them a dialogue scene, which not only [[spoiler: reveals the Machina can talk out loud, alt-Kouichi has a number instead of a name.]] ArcWords are exchanged before the plot returns to its anime rails.



** "You're the worst" or "You disgust me", depending on the translation.
** The page quote and variations of thereof. "It's not what you should do, it's what you want to do." The contexts it is used it range from IronicEcho, through LastWords to IceCreamKoan.



* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Each time a new Human-Machina type is introduced in the manga, the heroes have a hard time bringing it down. A while later, they have no troubles carving them up by the dozen, in particular the CreepyChild models.



* CreepyChild mixed with CreepyDoll: The manga's Human-Machina employ building-sized baby-shaped Machina as ShockTroops, because they're bristling with MoreDakka. It takes the combined efforts of Juda and Katou's team to bring the first few down. Post-timeskip, they're mowing them down by the dozen.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: I wonder, why would the Machina feel fear and disgust at the sight of Linebarrel so strongly that their pilots can experience it?
** The Jinrai are suspiciously significantly better in combat than common Arma, aren't they?
** What could make Ishigami's mouth take on a mechanical appearance?
** What else can Deceive do with those CombatTentacles aside from transmitting nightmares?
** Who could take interest in Yajima's grave besides Risako, Hayase and Domyouji?



** A dumping pit for remains of innumerable instances of said mecha, presented and treated as a graveyard, though with a lot less blood here.
** HighPressureBlood geysers from the organic mecha at the slightest cut wound. Thankfully, it's not red for mosy of them.



*** This gets an interesting twist in SuperRobotWarsL where Shinji is Kouichi's classmate prior to moving to Tokyo-3.



** Said base is a FuturisticPyramid with copious SigilSpam within. In fact, JUDA's logo is reminiscent of NERV's, is it not?



** Most pilots have one parent or less, and [[spoiler: more than one has died to give their children's robots their current abilities.]]
** A rival agency building fully-automated inorganic mecha as competition to the protagonists' ones, which they end up fightinf when it turns bad.

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** Most pilots have one surviving parent or less, and [[spoiler: more than one has died to give their children's robots their current abilities.]]
** A rival agency building fully-automated inorganic mecha as competition to the protagonists' ones, which they end up fightinf fighting when it turns bad.bad.
** The final battles involve tons of extra creepy mass-produced pilotless versions of organic mecha similar to those of the protagonists.
4th Sep '15 1:23:28 AM Noelemahc
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** ObfuscatingInsanity applies in the manga.
** His Bunny Ears also make everyone keep forgetting he's a Factor, even the audience.


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* ChekhovsSkill: Ishigami being a Factor.
** Domyouji being a PreachersKid and knowing mythology back and forward. [[spoiler: This helps a lot with the recruitment both of Soubi and Talisman and Miu and Painkiller]].


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** In the ending of the anime, [[spoiler: Emi dies, then gets better. Every Factor other than Kouichi gives up their Machina's lifeforce to power him up, and dies when their Machinae die. And then they, too, get better.]]


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* GainaxEnding: Both ending of the anime qualify.
** Episode 24: [[spoiler: Every Factor dies as per {{Synchronization}} rules, then is revived sans Factor powers. Also, Emi and Kouichi meet their alternate selves from a different reality. Their Machina talks and has a human face and refers to alt-Kouichi by a number. Then they part ways and Kouichi and Emi return to our world without any explanation as to how and why.]]
** Episode 26: Tons of [[spoiler: Linebarrel clones appear on our Earth, but the Machina no longer work, so Juda fights back using Armas painted as their old Machinae. Then Linebarrel arbitrarily powers up with a short battery life, and Kouichi and Emi mop everything up except the mega-sized clone. Cue BolivianArmyEnding as Kouichi rushes it claiming he won't even use up the 10 minutes worth of battery life he has left.]]


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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Jirou, the Juda intelligence agent fond of StealthHiBye. He's highly competent but regularly ends up as a DistressedDude in the manga. In the anime, he does the footwork on investigating Kouichi before his recruitment.
** The [[spoiler: alternate Kouichi and Emi]] from the ending of Episode 24. Where are they going? Where did they come from? What is that Machina they are riding?


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** The [[spoiler: alternate-universe Kouichi and Emi]] which Kouichi and Emi run into in Episode 24 aren't even named outside of SuperRobotWarsL. Their Machina isn't identified either, though it does address [[spoiler: alt-Kouichi]] by a number.


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* PostScriptSeason: Episode 26 of the anime is a weird mix of WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, TheAdventureContinues, StatusQuoIsGod and ends on a BolivianArmyEnding. [[spoiler: With MaybeEverAfter on top]].


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** The manga implies at least part of the BunnyEarsLawyer is an act, and he's like a better-adjusted Gendo Ikari. Being the ultimate {{Chessmaster}} helps.
2nd Sep '15 2:54:15 PM Noelemahc
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* AntagonistInMourning: In contrast to the anime's RunningGag-driven [[spoiler: legacy of Ishigami]] (see DeadManWriting below), in the manga all he leaves is a video message for Katou. [[spoiler: He cries after seeing it]], and so will you.
30th Aug '15 7:42:02 AM Noelemahc
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* AccidentalHero: [[spoiler: The manga's handling of Izuna's and Deceive's deaths as well as the belated reveal of why Deceive has had two pilots heavily implies that Shizuna has never been a Factor.]]



* BecomingTheBoast: The Anime.



** Zig-zagged: Talisman's introduction in the manga reveals the Machina can actually teach their Factors to use them better. If they want to. [[spoiler: When Hayase exorcises Amagatsu from Linebarrel, he notes that it has become much more responsive in combat.]]

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** Zig-zagged: Talisman's introduction in the manga reveals the Machina can actually teach their Factors to use them better. If they want to. [[spoiler: When Hayase exorcises Amagatsu from Linebarrel, he notes that it has become much more responsive in combat.combat, implying that at least some of his fights prior to that were affected by Amagatsu one way or the other.]]


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** Being a Factor negates yours even if it was already activated. Unfortunately, [[spoiler: of the three Factors we know whose switches were active when they were converted, Miu and Izuna did not end well. This does not bode well for Katou.]]


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** In a more literal sense, Lostbarrel uses one.


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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler: Deceive does what it does partly because Izuna is an [[PsychicPowers Esper]]. When he develops PowerIncontinence, things go sour.]]


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* Synchronization: A Factor's life is irreversibly tied with their Machina. If a Factor dies, the Machina can get a new one, but if the Machina is destroyed, the Factor will die. Or Factors, if it has more than one, serving as Kouichi's motivation once he learns [[spoiler: that [[MindlinkMates Emi is also Linebarrel's factor]].]]
** EmpathicWeapon: Most Factors are led to converse with their Machinae on top of piloting them as a result of this.
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** Emi telling Kouichi that he makes her sick. Its meaning gradually changes however.

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** Emi telling Kouichi that he makes her sick. Its meaning gradually changes however. The manga ends it when Kouichi [[PhraseCatcher gets to use it on her]], and he's right.
** The manga omakes have one with Yamashita taking offense at Hind-Kind being called useless, or being referred to by Hind-Kind feature's rather than Yamashita's own, such as being called "yellow".
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