History Manga / NEEDLESS

16th Nov '15 2:07:09 PM madcapguy
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The manga debuted in 2004 and ended in 2013, and an anime adaptation by Creator/{{Madhouse}} aired in the summer of 2009. The anime has been licensed for US distribution with an English dub track by SentaiFilmworks, and is [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Needless/Watch available online]].
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The manga debuted in 2004 and ended in 2013, and an anime adaptation by Creator/{{Madhouse}} aired in the summer of 2009. The anime has been licensed for US distribution with an English dub track by SentaiFilmworks, Creator/SentaiFilmworks, and is [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Needless/Watch available online]].
5th Sep '15 3:48:15 PM StFan
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X Meets Y is not a trope.
'''''NEEDLESS''''': In the near future, mankind has suffered from WorldWarIII, leaving extreme damage all over. Mankind has been forced to evolve. From this chaos comes a new species: "Needless". The Needless are humans who have contracted a [[CursedWithAwesome "disease"]], as humans call it, which allows them to wield extraordinary powers. Their abilities include [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], ElementalPowers, [[GravityMaster gravity control]], adaptation, radioactive release and so on, all seemingly impossible.
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'''''NEEDLESS''''': ''NEEDLESS'': In the near future, mankind has suffered from WorldWarIII, leaving extreme damage all over. Mankind has been forced to evolve. From this chaos comes a new species: "Needless". The Needless are humans who have contracted a [[CursedWithAwesome "disease"]], as humans call it, which allows them to wield extraordinary powers. Their abilities include [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], ElementalPowers, [[GravityMaster gravity control]], adaptation, radioactive release and so on, all seemingly impossible.

'''''NEEDLESS''''': In the near future, mankind has suffered from WorldWarIII, leaving extreme damage all over. Mankind has been forced to evolve. From this chaos comes a new species: "Needless". The Needless are humans who have contracted a [[CursedWithAwesome "disease"]], as humans call it, which allows them to wield extraordinary powers. Their abilities include [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], ElementalPowers, [[GravityMaster gravity control]], adaptation, radioactive release and so on, all seemingly impossible.

!!''NEEDLESS'' provides examples of:
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!!''NEEDLESS'' provides examples of: !!Tropes:

* SpiritualSuccessor: to ''[[{{Scryed}} S-CRY-ED]]''.
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* SpiritualSuccessor: to ''[[{{Scryed}} S-CRY-ED]]''.''Anime/{{Scryed}}''.

* XMeetsY: ''{{Anime/S-CRY-Ed}}'' meets ''[[{{Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann}} Gurren Lagann]]''.
15th Aug '15 10:15:38 AM AkoSiKuya23
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** The final chapter gives us probably one of the most disturbing shots in the manga. [[spoiler:Gido tries to rush towards the dimensional gate as it closes. He's too late and the gate closes on him. The following page shows that it ''bisected'' him and gives us a [[http://www.mangareader.net/needless/113/22 good view]] of all his organs.]]
10th Jun '15 2:38:48 AM Sheora
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Tropes cannot be subverted "heavily." This is cruft.
** Heavily lampshaded and subverted by the head mistress of St. Lily Academy. [[spoiler:After deflecting Rin's attack]], she says that ClothingDamage acts as the LifeMeter [[NoFourthWall in this manga]] and thanks to her steel clothes, she is invincible against ClothingDamage and real damage.
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** Heavily lampshaded Lampshaded and subverted by the head mistress of St. Lily Academy. [[spoiler:After deflecting Rin's attack]], she says that ClothingDamage acts as the LifeMeter [[NoFourthWall in this manga]] and thanks to her steel clothes, she is invincible against ClothingDamage and real damage.

* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Heavily Subverted. [[spoiler: Arca]] complains that [[spoiler: "Our family name is not Yamada"]] to a comically surprised Eve... While in the background, [[spoiler: Cruz]] is holding his RECENTLY CUT OFF ARM in pain.
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Heavily Subverted. [[spoiler: Arca]] complains that [[spoiler: "Our family name is not Yamada"]] to a comically surprised Eve... While in the background, [[spoiler: Cruz]] is holding his RECENTLY CUT OFF ARM in pain.
4th Feb '15 11:11:27 PM arisboch
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* BlasphemousBoast: When Kafka claims, that his [[RazorFloss Razor Wire]] could only be cut by God and Adam Blade actually cuts through them, he counters, that is makes him stronher than God.
4th Feb '15 3:16:44 PM Arawn999
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* GenderBender: In the finale, [[spoiler:Adam fuses with Eve and becomes a woman, and uses his brief period of divinity to turn Cruz into a girl]].
14th Apr '14 5:56:32 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* AGodAmI: Arclight. [[spoiler: Judging from the history of the NEEDLESS world, what he said is not very far from the truth. Ouch.]] ** [[spoiler:Saten]] claims this, too. Unfortunately for him, Arclight disagrees. ** It seems that quite a few needless have developed god complexes, comparing themselves to God either because they're truly that megalomaniacal, or to intimidate their opponents.

* AGodAmI: Arclight. [[spoiler: Judging from the history of the NEEDLESS world, what he said is not very far from the truth. Ouch.]] ** [[spoiler:Saten]] claims this, too. Unfortunately for him, Arclight disagrees. ** It seems that quite a few needless have developed god complexes, comparing themselves TheDitz: Eve Neuschwanstein combined with her [[ForgetfulJones inability to God either because they're truly that megalomaniacal, or to intimidate their opponents.remember]] get into this trope.

* AGodAmI: Arclight. [[spoiler: Judging from the history of the NEEDLESS world, what he said is not very far from the truth. Ouch.]] ** [[spoiler:Saten]] claims this, too. Unfortunately for him, Arclight disagrees. ** It seems that quite a few needless have developed god complexes, comparing themselves to God either because they're truly that megalomaniacal, or to intimidate their opponents.

* TheDitz: Eve Neuschwanstein combined with her [[ForgetfulJones inability to remember]] get into this trope.
14th Apr '14 5:55:09 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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Trivia
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6th Mar '14 6:56:05 PM DRCEQ
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Didn't see the World of Ham trope until after.
* LargeHam: '''EVERYONE'''. Whenever any comedic scene is shown, there's more than likely guaranteed an all-out over-the-top "shock" reaction from the other characters nearby, especially Cruz. Even when comedy isn't involved, the fight scenes just love to ham it up in the anime.

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* LargeHam: '''EVERYONE'''. ** Whenever any comedic scene is shown, there's more than likely guaranteed an all-out over-the-top "shock" reaction from the other characters nearby, especially Cruz. Even when comedy isn't involved, the fight scenes just love to ham it up in the anime. ''Creator/GregAyres'' once mentioned that many of the actors just loved dubbing the anime because it allowed them to just go all out and have fun with the reactions.
6th Mar '14 6:42:37 PM DRCEQ
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* LargeHam: '''EVERYONE'''. Whenever any comedic scene is shown, there's more than likely guaranteed an all-out over-the-top "shock" reaction from the other characters nearby, especially Cruz. Even when comedy isn't involved, the fight scenes just love to ham it up in the anime.
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