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'''''Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind''''' [[labelnote:*]](風の谷のナウシカ, ''Kaze no Tani no Naushika'')[[/labelnote]] is a post-apocalyptic ScienceFantasy manga and animated movie by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki. {{In a world}} dominated by a caustic jungle full of huge (horse sized to town hall sized!) and dangerous arthropods, one of the few places left habitable is the Valley of the Wind -- a place where toxic spores produced by the jungle are kept from settling by the constant ocean breeze. The crash of a gigantic airplane into the Valley leads to an invasion by [[TheEmpire Torumekia]], and the revelation of a secret that could destroy what's left of humanity, if not the world...

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'''''Nausicaä ''Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind''''' Wind'' [[labelnote:*]](風の谷のナウシカ, ''Kaze no Tani no Naushika'')[[/labelnote]] is a post-apocalyptic ScienceFantasy manga and animated movie by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki. {{In a world}} dominated by a caustic jungle full of huge (horse sized to town hall sized!) and dangerous arthropods, one of the few places left habitable is the Valley of the Wind -- a place where toxic spores produced by the jungle are kept from settling by the constant ocean breeze. The crash of a gigantic airplane into the Valley leads to an invasion by [[TheEmpire Torumekia]], and the revelation of a secret that could destroy what's left of humanity, if not the world...
27th Jan '17 12:53:31 PM Soufriere
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'''''Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind''''' (''Kaze no Tani no Naushika'') is a post-apocalyptic ScienceFantasy manga and animated movie by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki. {{In a world}} dominated by a caustic jungle full of huge (horse sized to town hall sized!) and dangerous insects, one of the few places left habitable is the Valley of the Wind -- a place where toxic spores produced by the jungle, are kept from settling by the incessant breeze. The crash of a gigantic airplane into the valley, leads to an invasion by [[TheEmpire Torumekia]], and the revelation of a secret that could destroy what's left of humanity, if not the world...

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'''''Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind''''' (''Kaze [[labelnote:*]](風の谷のナウシカ, ''Kaze no Tani no Naushika'') Naushika'')[[/labelnote]] is a post-apocalyptic ScienceFantasy manga and animated movie by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki. {{In a world}} dominated by a caustic jungle full of huge (horse sized to town hall sized!) and dangerous insects, arthropods, one of the few places left habitable is the Valley of the Wind -- a place where toxic spores produced by the jungle, jungle are kept from settling by the incessant constant ocean breeze. The crash of a gigantic airplane into the valley, Valley leads to an invasion by [[TheEmpire Torumekia]], and the revelation of a secret that could destroy what's left of humanity, if not the world...



Since Miyazaki's only credits up to that point ([[Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro with one exception]]) [[Anime/PandaGoPanda were]] [[Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket the]] [[Anime/WorldMasterpieceTheater television]] [[Anime/FutureBoyConan shows]] [[Anime/SherlockHound that]] he'd worked on with Creator/IsaoTakahata -- all adaptations of proven popular works -- no distributor was willing to give him financial backing for ''Nausicaä'' unless he made a {{manga}} first. So he did, publishing ''Nausicaä'' in the monthly ''Animage'' magazine beginning in 1982. Even after the film's success, he continued to occasionally put out new manga chapters, in between working on his later movies, finally finishing the story in 1994.

It is worth noting that the manga is very different from the animated version. For one, the manga's story is ''much'' more vast – introducing settings, important characters, and even entire races of people that are never mentioned in the movie (which is understandable for the ¾+ of the manga made after it). The result is two very different takes on the same basic concept, both by the same man.

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Since Miyazaki's only credits up to that point ([[Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro with one exception]]) [[Anime/PandaGoPanda were]] [[Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket the]] [[Anime/WorldMasterpieceTheater television]] [[Anime/FutureBoyConan shows]] [[Anime/SherlockHound that]] he'd worked on with Creator/IsaoTakahata -- all adaptations of proven popular works -- no distributor was willing to give him financial backing for ''Nausicaä'' unless he made a {{manga}} first. So he did, publishing ''Nausicaä'' in the monthly ''Animage'' magazine beginning in 1982. Even after the film's success, he continued to occasionally put out new manga chapters, chapters in between working on his later movies, finally finishing the story in 1994.

It is worth noting that the manga is very different diverges significantly from the animated version. For one, the manga's story is ''much'' more vast – introducing settings, important characters, and even entire races of people that are never mentioned in the movie (which is understandable for the ¾+ ¾ of the manga made after it). The result is two very different takes on the same basic concept, both by the same man.



* AcePilot: Nausicaä, of course. Also Asbel, impersonating the [[Film/TheRedBaron Red Baron]]

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* AcePilot: Nausicaä, of course. Also Asbel, impersonating the [[Film/TheRedBaron Red Baron]]Baron]].



* AdaptedOut: Oh, where to begin? A lot of it is justified, as only the first quarter of the story – amounting to about 1¾ books out of 7 – even existed at that point.[[labelnote:†]] Major characters like Chikuku, the Vai Emperor and his sons, Selm and the Forest People, and Namulith would not be introduced until years later.[[/labelnote]] But even within ''that'', some key characters are missing.
** Most notable of course is the excision of the ''entire Dorok race'', i.e. the other side in the war. They had just been introduced in the manga when the movie was greenlit. So, to simplify the narrative for the film, Miyazaki shifted their scenes to involve the Torumekians and Pejiteans instead.
*** Ketcha makes a brief appearance in the movie – she's the brunette girl who swaps clothes with Nausicaä – but she is never named, and is a Pejitei refugee rather than a Dorok.
*** In the manga, it's the Holy Priest of the Mani Tribe who "witnesses" (through Ketcha) the fulfillment of the ancient prophecy, while Obaba takes this role (through an unnamed Valley girl) in the movie.
** The Worm-Handlers are also completely absent, their scenes in the Valley being swapped for a full Torumekian invasion.
** Ohma ''does'' appear in the movie – it's hard to miss him – but is never named and almost immediately [[CriticalExistenceFailure falls apart]] after firing twice. Of course, in the manga he did not awaken (nor was he named) until near the end of the story, years after the movie came out.
27th Jan '17 12:21:40 PM Soufriere
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** This is even more pronounced in the manga, where Nausicaä's father dies later of natural causes, and she flies off the handle simply because the soldiers were trespassing on her kingdom and getting spores everywhere… and she noticed one of the Worm-Handlers had desecrated Lastel's grave… and their slugworms were physically violating her… so in retrospect she definitely had reason to lose her cool. But in this continuity she only kills one guy, and he challenged her to a duel.

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** This is even more pronounced in the manga, where Nausicaä's father dies later of natural causes, and she flies off the handle simply because the soldiers were trespassing on her kingdom and getting spores everywhere… and she noticed one of the Worm-Handlers had desecrated Lastel's grave… and their slugworms were physically violating her… so in retrospect she definitely had reason to lose her cool. But in this continuity version she only kills one guy, and he challenged her to a duel.



* ABoyAndHisX: Nausicaä and her pet Teto.

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** Discussed late in the manga regarding [[spoiler:Ohma]], several characters mentioning how they have to look away.
* ABoyAndHisX: Nausicaä and her pet Squirrel-Fox Teto.



* DoomedHometown: Pejitei. ''How'' it's doomed depends on which version – in the movie, [[spoiler:the Tolmekians lured several dozen spore-carrying Ohmu into the heart of the city]]; in the manga, [[spoiler:the Torumekians simply show up one night and slaughter everyone except for Lastel's refugee ship]].
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Subverted by Kurotowa. While he's ecstatic to be in charge when it seems Kushana has been killed, when she shows up, he sighs and gives up the position quickly and continues being her toadie.

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* DoomedHometown: Pejitei. ''How'' it's doomed depends on which version – in the movie, [[spoiler:the Tolmekians lured Pejiteans lure several dozen spore-carrying Ohmu into the heart of their own city to drive out the city]]; Tolmekians]]; in the manga, [[spoiler:the Torumekians simply show up one night and slaughter everyone except for Lastel's refugee ship]].
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Subverted by Kurotowa. While he's ecstatic to be in charge when it seems Kushana has been killed, when she shows up, up he sighs and gives up the position quickly and continues being her toadie.



** In the comic, a sympathetic Dorok woman gives Nausicaä her daughter's old dress. This nearly comes back to bite Nausicaä when she returns to the Torumekians and Kushana recognizes the symbol on the dress and tries to use it as a reason to not help her.

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** In the comic, a sympathetic old Dorok woman gives Nausicaä her dead daughter's old dress. This nearly comes back to bite Nausicaä when she returns to the Torumekians and Kushana recognizes the symbol on the dress and tries to use it as a reason to not help her.



** [[spoiler:Even the God Warrior's evilness is subverted in the manga. It's not so much evil as a child, and its death by its own radiation while Nausicaä comforts it is one of the sadder moments of the story.]]

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** [[spoiler:Even the God Warrior's evilness is subverted in the manga. It's not so much evil as it is a child, and its death by its own radiation while Nausicaä comforts it is one of the sadder moments of the story.]]



** Nausicaä really does '''''not''''' want to be one, but strikes a balance between this and straight up ActionGirl.

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** Nausicaä really does '''''not''''' want to be one, but strikes ends up striking a balance between this and straight up ActionGirl.



* MasterSwordsman: Nausicaä. Whether wielding an {{ancestral|Weapon}} {{BFS}} longer than she is tall, or her signature Ohmu-shell blade, she's a whirl of destruction all on her own. Only Master Yupa stands above her.

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* MasterSwordsman: Nausicaä. Whether wielding an {{ancestral|Weapon}} {{BFS}} longer than she is tall, or her signature Ohmu-shell blade, she's a whirl whirlwind of destruction all on her own. Only Master Yupa stands above her.



* SwordAndGun: The Valley, Pejite, and Tolmekian cultures all share this aesthetic. Guns are used for ranged weapons, but everybody carries a sword or knife (or both) for close quarters fighting. As with most ScavengerWorld situations, post-industrial guns suffer from quality, maintenance, and ammo supply issues while swords are pretty reliable.

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* SwordAndGun: The Valley, Pejite, Pejitei, and Tolmekian Torumekian cultures all share this aesthetic. Guns are used for ranged weapons, but everybody carries a sword or knife (or both) for close quarters fighting. As with most ScavengerWorld situations, post-industrial guns suffer from quality, maintenance, and ammo supply issues while swords are pretty reliable.



* TwoLinesNoWaiting:
** In the film, after Nausicaä departs from the Valley, the narrative splits into two storylines – her adventures in the Sea of Decay and Kurotowa back in the Valley – switching back and forth and coming together again at the end when Nausicaä returns.
** The manga, for most of its run, juggles at least ''three'' storylines simultaneously, often more. It gets hard to differentiate them because of characters constantly meeting each other and then parting again. The only reason it doesn't qualify as FourLinesAllWaiting is because the plot moves forward despite the constantly changing perspective. Everything eventually comes together at the end during the climax at the Crypt Of Shuwa.



* CultureChopSuey: At first blush the Torumekians and Doroks seem to be generically "[[MedievalEuropeanFantasy Western]]" and "[[FarEast Eastern]]" cultures, respectively, but on closer inspection the Doroks have many similarities to ''America'' of all places. [[labelnote:Here's Why]] Their nation is made up of fifty-one principalities; their ruling class came from a foreign land and subjugated the natives; and they even have similar militaries, using an odd combination of high tech weapons and vehicles with brutish fanatical footsoldiers.[[/labelnote]] The Torumekians, meanwhile, have a lot of what appear to be {{Mayincatec}} influences in their art and designs, but also have several characters with Japanese-sounding names. This last bit is particularly strange, as the series' FantasyWorldMap appears to most resemble China's Shandong Province or something in Central America or even the American South (though it also looks a lot like the area around Japan's Kii peninsula).

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* CultureChopSuey: At first blush the Torumekians and Doroks seem to be generically "[[MedievalEuropeanFantasy Western]]" and "[[FarEast Eastern]]" cultures, respectively, but on closer inspection the Doroks have many similarities to ''America'' of all places. [[labelnote:Here's Why]] Their nation is made up of fifty-one principalities; their ruling class came from a foreign land and subjugated the natives; natives, who are extremely religious; and they even have similar militaries, using an odd combination of high tech weapons and vehicles with brutish fanatical footsoldiers.[[/labelnote]] The Torumekians, meanwhile, have a lot of what appear to be {{Mayincatec}} influences in their art and designs, but also have several characters with Japanese-sounding names. This last bit is particularly strange, as the series' FantasyWorldMap appears to most resemble China's Shandong Province or something in Central America or even the American South (though it also looks a lot like the area around Japan's Kii peninsula).



* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Kurotowa's]] actual mission was to [[spoiler:spy on Kushana, who her family expected to be angered by, and therefore defy, her orders to fly across the Sea of Corruption,]] but knew that he would suffer a YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness moment.

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* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Kurotowa's]] actual mission was to [[spoiler:spy on Kushana, who her family expected to be angered by, and by (and therefore defy, defy) her orders to fly across the Sea of Corruption,]] but Corruption]]. But he knew that he would suffer a YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness moment.moment if he went along with it.



* HeroicSacrifice: More so in the manga, with [[spoiler:the Holy One]] dying to buy Nausicaä and the others time to escape, and [[spoiler:Lord Yupa]] first losing an arm to a grenade and then using [[spoiler:his]] entire body to shield another person from several melee attacks.



* HiddenDepths: The [[spoiler:two surviving]] sons of the King of Torumekia, at first glance, looked like two extremely lazy royals who don't do anything. But both of them actually have great appreciation for high culture and both of them are pretty good with musical instruments.

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* HiddenDepths: The [[spoiler:two surviving]] sons of the King of Torumekia, at first glance, looked look like two extremely lazy royals who don't do anything. But both of them actually have great appreciation for high culture and both of them are pretty good with musical instruments.



* {{Immortality}}: The [[spoiler:Holy Emperor]] is immortal inasmuch as his head can be cut off and he's still as jolly a fellow as ever. [[spoiler:See also DisneyVillainDeath above]].

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* {{Immortality}}: The [[spoiler:Holy Emperor]] [[spoiler:The Dorok Holy Emperor Namulith]] is immortal inasmuch as his head can be cut off and he's still as jolly a fellow as ever. [[spoiler:See also DisneyVillainDeath above]]. This is because [[spoiler:he had an operation to make his body like that of the functionally-immortal plantlike Heedra]].



* LanguageBarrier: While the languages of Eftal and Torumekia are mutually intelligible to the point they may as well be two dialects of the same tongue, neither one has any intelligibility whatsoever with Dorok. This issue comes up and is discussed often, as most characters are monolingual in one or the other. Obviously averted with telepaths, who have built-in TranslatorMicrobes when communicating psychically.

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* LanguageBarrier: While the languages of Eftal and Torumekia are mutually intelligible to the point they may as well be two dialects of the same tongue, tongue – though people ''do'' note they sound distinct – neither one has any intelligibility whatsoever with Dorok. This issue comes up and is discussed often, as most characters are monolingual in one or the other. monolingual. Obviously averted with telepaths, who have built-in TranslatorMicrobes when communicating psychically.psychically.
*** For the record, the only major characters shown to be bilingual are Yupa, Asbel, Ketcha, Namulith, and (eventually) Chikuku.



** For the record, the only major characters shown to be bilingual are Yupa, Asbel, Ketcha, and Namulith.

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** For And then UpToEleven with the record, language of the Crypt, which can only major characters shown to be bilingual are Yupa, Asbel, Ketcha, deciphered by a small cabal of ancient scholars. It's so dense and Namulith.complicated that it takes over half a year to decipher just one line.



* {{Mordor}}: The Holy City of Shuwa (the Dorok capital) is treated this way by most of the characters. Fitting, considering what's there. Tolas (the Torumekian capital) is basically stated to be this by the narration (due to heavy pollution).

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* {{Mordor}}: The Holy City of Shuwa (the Dorok capital) is treated this way by most of the characters. Fitting, considering what's there. Tolas (the Torumekian capital) is basically stated to be this by the narration (due narration, due to heavy pollution).pollution.



* SenselessSacrifice: Possibly. A squad of Torumekian armored cavalry elect to protect Nausicaä from Dorok gunfire while she makes her escape, being killed in the process. Nausicaä is horrified, believing if she hadn't been slowed down by her {{Bulletproof Human Shield}}s, she could have escaped without them dying. Though her reckless tendency towards trying to save others at her own expense makes her judgement here questionable.

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* ScrewDestiny: When Nausicaä finally makes it into the Crypt of Shuwa, she meets its Heart and learns [[spoiler:it's actually a bio-computer program that created the Sea Of Corruption after the Seven Days Of Fire and has been providing a steady drip of information to mankind's remnants to make the Forest spread, and will eventually resurrect the old mankind (to the detriment of the current) once the environment has been purified]]. Nausicaä does not take this well and [[spoiler:orders Ohma to destroy the Crypt, probably dooming humanity to extinction in the process]].
* SenselessSacrifice: Possibly. A squad of Torumekian armored cavalry elect to protect Nausicaä from Dorok gunfire while she makes her escape, being escape and are killed in the process. Nausicaä is horrified, believing if she hadn't been slowed down by her {{Bulletproof Human Shield}}s, she could have escaped without them dying. Though her reckless tendency towards trying to save others at her own expense makes her judgement here questionable.



* WomanChild: As intelligent and capable as she is, Nausicaä has some maturity issues and is desperate to hold on to her childhood innocence. At the beginning she often needs to be reminded of [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask the proper way for a princess to conduct herself]] and would rather go bug collecting than attend to her royal duties. Whenever she's shown in a psychic vision, Nausicaä appears as a prepubescent little girl, indicating she has a very under-developed self-image. Miralupa, the Dorok Emperor's Younger Brother, who is also psychic, relentlessly mocks her when he notices this.

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* WomanChild: As intelligent and capable as she is, Nausicaä has some maturity issues and is desperate to hold on to her childhood innocence. At the beginning she often needs to be reminded of [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask the proper way for a princess to conduct herself]] and would rather go bug collecting than attend to her royal duties. Whenever she's shown in a psychic vision, Nausicaä appears as a prepubescent little girl, indicating she has a very under-developed self-image. Miralupa, the Dorok Emperor's Younger Brother, younger brother, who is also psychic, relentlessly mocks her when he notices this.



** The Pejite people using a captured baby Ohmu to make the Ohmu wipe out Kushana's forces so they can get hold of the Giant Warrior. [[note]] In the manga, the baby Ohmu was captured by the Doroks to lure the Ohmu swarm into wiping out Kushana's forces, thereby quickly ending the war; they had no idea the God-Warrior existed.[[/note]]

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** The Pejite people using a captured baby Ohmu to make the Ohmu wipe out Kushana's forces so they can get hold of the Giant Warrior. [[note]] In the manga, the baby Ohmu was captured by the Doroks to lure the Ohmu swarm into wiping out Kushana's forces, thereby quickly ending the war; they had no idea at that point the God-Warrior existed.[[/note]]



* {{Leitmotif}}: Joe Hisaishi drew a stark contrast between the Valley of the Wind and the Forest musically. When in the Valley, the music is a warm swelling orchestral, while the Forest is backed by 80's-style synthesizers and drums.



* TwoLinesNoWaiting: After Nausicaä departs from the Valley, the narrative splits into two storylines – her adventures in the Toxic Jungle and Kurotowa back in the Valley – switching back and forth and coming together again at the end when Nausicaä returns.



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The closing credits detail life in the Valley returning to normal as the invaders peacefully leave. The final shot [[spoiler: is of Nausicaä's cap lying next to a tree sprout, implying that the world is healing.]]

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The closing credits detail life in the Valley returning to normal as the invaders peacefully leave. The final shot [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is of Nausicaä's cap lying next to a tree sprout, implying that the world is healing.]]



** The God Warrior became the "Fire Demon."
** Ohmu became "Gorgons."

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** The God Warrior became the "Fire Demon."
Demon".
** Ohmu became "Gorgons.""Gorgons".
20th Jan '17 5:27:45 AM BURGINABC
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* FilmingForEasyDub: The characters wear masks a lot of the time.

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* FilmingForEasyDub: The characters wear masks a lot of the time. Also, many of the older male characters have enormous mustaches that obscure their mouths.
7th Jan '17 3:32:48 PM Willbyr
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Shortly after it came out in 1984, the ''Nausicaä'' movie gained the sad distinction of being the first Miyazaki work to see North American release… with [[{{Macekre}} one of the worst treatments in the history of the medium]] — In addition to renaming most of the characters (standard practice at the time), over half an hour of the film that lacked [[StuffBlowingUp any sort of action]] [[ExecutiveMeddling was thoroughly excised]], turning the GreenAesop into a fragfest. The resulting mess was titled ''Warriors of the Wind'' and so appalled Miyazaki & co. that it led directly to Studio Ghibli's now-famous policy of not allowing international distributors to cut or alter even a single frame of the animation.[[labelnote:*]]Eexcept for translating the credits and title logo.[[/labelnote]] It took over 20 years for ''Nausicaä'' to return to America, but the current English version, produced in 2006 by Ghibli's longtime partner Creator/{{Disney}} and approved by Miyazaki himself, is completely uncut and uncensored.

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Shortly after it came out in 1984, the ''Nausicaä'' movie gained the sad distinction of being the first Miyazaki work to see North American release… with [[{{Macekre}} one of the worst treatments in the history of the medium]] — In addition to renaming most of the characters (standard practice at the time), over half an hour of the film that lacked [[StuffBlowingUp any sort of action]] [[ExecutiveMeddling was thoroughly excised]], turning the GreenAesop into a fragfest. The resulting mess was titled ''Warriors of the Wind'' and so appalled Miyazaki & co. that it led directly to Studio Ghibli's now-famous policy of not allowing international distributors to cut or alter even a single frame of the animation.[[labelnote:*]]Eexcept for animation, aside from translating the credits and title logo.[[/labelnote]] logo. It took over 20 years for ''Nausicaä'' to return to America, but the current English version, produced in 2006 by Ghibli's longtime partner Creator/{{Disney}} and approved by Miyazaki himself, is completely uncut and uncensored.


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7th Jan '17 3:02:24 PM WillKeaton
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Shortly after it came out in 1984, the ''Nausicaä'' movie gained the sad distinction of being the first Miyazaki work to see North American release… with [[{{Macekre}} one of the worst treatments in the history of the medium]] — In addition to renaming most of the characters (standard practice at the time), over half an hour of the film that lacked [[StuffBlowingUp any sort of action]] [[ExecutiveMeddling was thoroughly excised]], turning the GreenAesop into a fragfest. The resulting mess was titled ''Warriors of the Wind'' and so appalled Miyazaki & co. that it led directly to Studio Ghibli's now-famous policy of not allowing international distributors to cut or alter even a single frame of the animation[[labelnote:*]] (except for translating the credits and title logo)[[/labelnote]]. It took over 20 years for ''Nausicaä'' to return to America, but the current English version, produced in 2006 by Ghibli's longtime partner Creator/{{Disney}} and approved by Miyazaki himself, is completely uncut and uncensored.

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Shortly after it came out in 1984, the ''Nausicaä'' movie gained the sad distinction of being the first Miyazaki work to see North American release… with [[{{Macekre}} one of the worst treatments in the history of the medium]] — In addition to renaming most of the characters (standard practice at the time), over half an hour of the film that lacked [[StuffBlowingUp any sort of action]] [[ExecutiveMeddling was thoroughly excised]], turning the GreenAesop into a fragfest. The resulting mess was titled ''Warriors of the Wind'' and so appalled Miyazaki & co. that it led directly to Studio Ghibli's now-famous policy of not allowing international distributors to cut or alter even a single frame of the animation[[labelnote:*]] (except animation.[[labelnote:*]]Eexcept for translating the credits and title logo)[[/labelnote]]. logo.[[/labelnote]] It took over 20 years for ''Nausicaä'' to return to America, but the current English version, produced in 2006 by Ghibli's longtime partner Creator/{{Disney}} and approved by Miyazaki himself, is completely uncut and uncensored.
2nd Jan '17 1:04:58 AM Soufriere
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** The manga has the Holy One, a ancient blind Dorok priest who throws shade at the single most powerful telepath in the world (Miralupa) in front of all his heavily-armed minions, then ''rips off his gas mask in the middle of the Sea Of Corruption'' just to taunt him. Of course that gets him killed, but he uses the last of his spiritual energy to shield Nausicaä from Miralupa. DyingMomentOfAwesome indeed.

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** The manga has the Holy One, a ancient blind Dorok priest who throws shade at one of the single most powerful telepath telepaths in the world (Miralupa) in front of all his heavily-armed minions, then ''rips off his gas mask in the middle of the Sea Of Corruption'' just to taunt him. Of course that gets him killed, but he uses the last of his spiritual energy to shield Nausicaä from Miralupa. DyingMomentOfAwesome indeed.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: In the film, all semblance of the compassionate, loving, and unconditionally kind Nausicaä gets ripped away when her father is murdered. In her place emerges [[UnstoppableRage a rampaging beast in the guise of a Princess]], who proceeds to ''[[FoeTossingCharge slaughter]]'' the soldiers responsible. This is even more pronounced in the manga, where Nausicaä's father dies later of natural causes and she flies off the handle simply because the soldiers were trespassing on her kingdom and getting spores everywhere (and the slugworms were physically violating her). But, in the manga she only kills one guy, and he challenged her to a duel.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: In the film, all semblance of the compassionate, loving, and unconditionally kind Nausicaä gets ripped away when her father is murdered. In her place emerges [[UnstoppableRage a rampaging beast in the guise of a Princess]], who proceeds to ''[[FoeTossingCharge slaughter]]'' the soldiers responsible. responsible.
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This is even more pronounced in the manga, where Nausicaä's father dies later of natural causes causes, and she flies off the handle simply because the soldiers were trespassing on her kingdom and getting spores everywhere (and everywhere… and she noticed one of the Worm-Handlers had desecrated Lastel's grave… and their slugworms were physically violating her). But, her… so in the manga retrospect she definitely had reason to lose her cool. But in this continuity she only kills one guy, and he challenged her to a duel.
1st Jan '17 2:24:45 PM Soufriere
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* {{Wingdinglish}}: Dorok, if untranslated, is this. Its characters kind of resemble a mashup between Japanese kanji and Korean hangeul. Sacred Dorok looks a lot like Old Chinese.



* YouNoTakeCandle: A lot of Ketcha's dialogue is this. She's actually a very intelligent young Dorok girl who just sounds ridiculous trying to speak Eftal/Torumekian. To her credit, she's about the only Dorok who can speak another language at all, and her internal thoughts are noticeably more eloquent.

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* YouNoTakeCandle: A lot of Ketcha's dialogue is this. She's actually a very intelligent young Dorok girl who just sounds has the misfortune of sounding ridiculous trying to speak Eftal/Torumekian. when she speaks "Northerner". To her credit, she's about the only Dorok who can ''can'' speak another language at all, all and her internal thoughts are noticeably more eloquent.
1st Jan '17 2:02:57 PM Soufriere
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* HulkSpeak: A lot of Ketcha's dialogue is this. She's actually a very intelligent young Dorok girl who just sounds ridiculous trying to speak Eftal/Torumekian. To her credit, she's about the only Dorok who can speak another language at all, and her internal thoughts are noticeably more eloquent.
** This happens to Mito when he tries to speak Dorok to Ketcha. She does not react well. It's PlayedForLaughs.


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* LanguageBarrier: While the languages of Eftal and Torumekia are mutually intelligible to the point they may as well be two dialects of the same tongue, neither one has any intelligibility whatsoever with Dorok. This issue comes up and is discussed often, as most characters are monolingual in one or the other. Obviously averted with telepaths, who have built-in TranslatorMicrobes when communicating psychically.
** The barrier is taken even further with Sacred Dorok, which is so archaic even most Dorok speakers can't understand it (and Miyazaki never bothered translating it).
** For the record, the only major characters shown to be bilingual are Yupa, Asbel, Ketcha, and Namulith.


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* YouNoTakeCandle: A lot of Ketcha's dialogue is this. She's actually a very intelligent young Dorok girl who just sounds ridiculous trying to speak Eftal/Torumekian. To her credit, she's about the only Dorok who can speak another language at all, and her internal thoughts are noticeably more eloquent.
** This happens to Mito when he tries to speak Dorok to Ketcha. She does not react well. It's PlayedForLaughs.
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''Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind'' (''Kaze no Tani no Naushika'') is a post-apocalyptic ScienceFantasy manga and anime movie by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki. {{In a world}} dominated by a caustic jungle full of huge (horse sized to town hall sized!) and dangerous insects, one of the few places left habitable is the Valley of the Wind -- a place where toxic spores produced by the jungle, are kept from settling by the incessant breeze. The crash of a gigantic airplane into the valley, leads to an invasion by [[TheEmpire Torumekia,]] and the revelation of a secret that could destroy what's left of humanity, if not the world...

Visually inventive and quite gripping, the heroine -- the eponymous Nausicaä -- eventually learns a GreenAesop about living in harmony with Gaia.

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''Nausicaä '''''Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind'' Wind''''' (''Kaze no Tani no Naushika'') is a post-apocalyptic ScienceFantasy manga and anime animated movie by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki. {{In a world}} dominated by a caustic jungle full of huge (horse sized to town hall sized!) and dangerous insects, one of the few places left habitable is the Valley of the Wind -- a place where toxic spores produced by the jungle, are kept from settling by the incessant breeze. The crash of a gigantic airplane into the valley, leads to an invasion by [[TheEmpire Torumekia,]] Torumekia]], and the revelation of a secret that could destroy what's left of humanity, if not the world...

Visually inventive and quite gripping, the heroine -- the eponymous Nausicaä -- eventually learns a GreenAesop about living in harmony with Gaia.



''Nausicaä'' suffered a tremendous {{Macekre}} in its first English dub: Characters were renamed, the {{aesop}} was turned into a fragfest, and over half an hour of the film that lacked [[StuffBlowingUp any sort of action]] [[ExecutiveMeddling was thoroughly excised]]. The resulting mess was titled ''Warriors of the Wind'', and this particular hackjob led to Studio Ghibli's current policy to not allow their films to be cut for international distribution. The current English version is provided by Ghibli's North American distributor, Creator/{{Disney}}, and is uncut and unaltered.

Three video game adaptations of ''Nausicaä'' were released for the MS-X; two were top-down shooters but where Nausicaä does negotiations with human villages to prevent war and drop stun bombs (NOT bombs) on Ohmus as a strict self-defense measure. They were, however, mediocre in their gameplay, and flopped. As a result, besides a ''Future Boy Conan'' videogame adaptation, no further games based on Studio Ghibli movies were produced (not that it kept the studio from doing the art direction for other games, like ''Jade Cocoon'' for the [=PS1=], among others). A very common Urban Legend has it that those games greatly offended Miyazaki, based on the wrong assumption that the games openly subverted the message of his film. The recent interviews following ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'''s release, and an actual look on those rare games by [=HG101=], debunked these rumors, with Studio Ghibli even being open to a ''Castle in the Sky'' adaptation.

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Shortly after it came out in 1984, the ''Nausicaä'' suffered a tremendous {{Macekre}} in its movie gained the sad distinction of being the first English dub: Characters were renamed, Miyazaki work to see North American release… with [[{{Macekre}} one of the {{aesop}} was turned into a fragfest, and worst treatments in the history of the medium]] — In addition to renaming most of the characters (standard practice at the time), over half an hour of the film that lacked [[StuffBlowingUp any sort of action]] [[ExecutiveMeddling was thoroughly excised]]. excised]], turning the GreenAesop into a fragfest. The resulting mess was titled ''Warriors of the Wind'', Wind'' and this particular hackjob so appalled Miyazaki & co. that it led directly to Studio Ghibli's current now-famous policy to of not allow their films to be cut for allowing international distribution. The distributors to cut or alter even a single frame of the animation[[labelnote:*]] (except for translating the credits and title logo)[[/labelnote]]. It took over 20 years for ''Nausicaä'' to return to America, but the current English version is provided version, produced in 2006 by Ghibli's North American distributor, Creator/{{Disney}}, longtime partner Creator/{{Disney}} and approved by Miyazaki himself, is completely uncut and unaltered.

uncensored.

Three video game adaptations of ''Nausicaä'' were released for the MS-X; two were top-down shooters but where Nausicaä does negotiations with human villages to prevent war and drop stun bombs (NOT bombs) on Ohmus as a strict self-defense measure. They were, however, mediocre in their gameplay, and flopped. As a result, besides a ''Future Boy Conan'' videogame adaptation, no further games based on Studio Ghibli movies were produced (not that it kept the studio from doing the art direction for other games, like ''Jade Cocoon'' for the [=PS1=], among others). A very common Urban Legend has it that those games greatly offended Miyazaki, based on the wrong assumption that the games openly subverted the message of his film. The recent interviews Interviews following ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'''s ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni''[='=]s release, and an actual look on those rare games by [=HG101=], debunked these rumors, with Studio Ghibli even being open to a ''Castle in the Sky'' adaptation.
adaptation.



*** Ketcha does appear briefly in the movie – she's the brunette girl who swaps clothes with Nausicaä – but she is never named, and is a Pejitei refugee rather than a Dorok.

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*** Ketcha does appear briefly makes a brief appearance in the movie – she's the brunette girl who swaps clothes with Nausicaä – but she is never named, and is a Pejitei refugee rather than a Dorok.



* BlindedByTheLight: Nausicaä uses flash grenades to stun an Ohmu and convince it to leave an unlucky traveller (Yupa) alone, since she's not willing to kill them. It works much better than trying to do so anyway.
** Later on in the film, the people of the Valley use them against the Torumekians and capture a {{tank|Goodness}}.



* BugWar: In the film, anyways. Torumekia is trying to destroy the bugs because the spores they spread are swallowing up their territory. In the manga, they're at least smart enough to realize the futility of fighting against a force of nature and start a war with the Doroks to try and take their territory instead. Either way, the typical portrayal of the bugs as mindless monsters is subverted six ways from Sunday. The giant bugs are probably some of the nicest entities in the entire story, and this shows by the end of the movie.
* ButtMonkey: Kurotowa early in the story. Whenever things seem to go his way or he gets a good line, something blows up. Usually right beside him. By the end of the manga, he's in traction.
* CallASmeerpARabbit: The humans refer to the Ohmu and other jungle creatures as "insects", but the manga reveals that the BigCreepyCrawlies are really artificial life forms.

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* BugWar: In the film, anyways. Torumekia is trying to destroy the bugs because the spores they spread are swallowing up their territory. ** In the manga, they're at least smart enough to realize the futility of fighting against a force of nature Nausicaä and start a war with the Doroks to try and take their territory instead. Either way, the typical portrayal of the bugs as mindless monsters is subverted six ways from Sunday. The giant bugs are probably some of the nicest entities in the entire story, and this shows by the end of the movie.
her [[spoiler:indestructible 100-yard-tall God-Warrior.]]
* ButtMonkey: Kurotowa early in the story. Whenever things seem to go his way or he gets a good line, something blows up. Usually right beside him. By the end of In the manga, he's he ends up in traction.
traction around the halfway point (he gets better though).
* CallASmeerpARabbit: CallASmeerpARabbit:
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fennec_fox Fox]]-Squirrel, or striped chihuahua-cat-rat life form.
** Giant ratite-style birds utilized for transport are called "Horseclaws"
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The humans refer to the Ohmu and other jungle Forest creatures as "insects", but almost none of them fit the definition[[labelnote:*]] (triple-segmented body and three pairs of legs)[[/labelnote]]. They ''are'' undeniably arthropods (which insects also are), and it is revealed late in the manga reveals that the BigCreepyCrawlies [[spoiler:they are really artificial artificially bio-engineered life forms.]]



* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:The Heart of Shuwa]], who dispenses ancient knowledge to its subjects (and {{Unwitting Pawn}}s) to keep its {{plan}}s moving according to schedule.



** Averted when Nausicaä is accidentally forced by the baby Ohmu into the Acid Lake. In the manga, her boot appears to catch on fire from it and she's clearly in agony.

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** Averted in the manga when Nausicaä is accidentally forced by the baby Ohmu into the Acid Lake. In the manga, Lake; her boot appears to catch on fire from it and she's clearly in agony.



* HappyFlashback: Played straight when an Ohmu taps Nausicaä's memory via TouchTelepathy and we see a flashback of her as a happy child in a field of gold, singing a simple melody.
** Subverted later when we return to that flashback in Nausicaä's dream. [[OnceMoreWithClarity Here we learn the true nature of that memory.]] It was about Nausicaä trying to save a baby Ohmu from being killed by her people. She failed.



* HeroicSacrifice: Nausicaä, trying to stop the Ohmu attack but instead getting [[spoiler:killed in the stampede. She gets better, though.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: Nausicaä, trying HeroicSacrifice:
** In the movie, Nausicaä tries
to stop the Ohmu attack from attacking the Valley but instead getting is [[spoiler:killed in the stampede. She gets better, though.]]
** In the manga, the Holy One sacrifices himself to buy his tribe some time to escape from Miralupa's guards (and also to shield Nausicaä from Miralupa's evil telepathy). [[spoiler:Yupa]] dies in a similar way much later on to protect [[spoiler:Kushana]]. At the very end, [[spoiler:the Vai Emperor]] is mortally wounded shielding Nausicaä from [[spoiler:the Crypt's dying light]]. [[spoiler:Nausicaä tries to invoke this on herself when she finds the epicentre of the soon-to-happen Daikaisho and declares she will "become Forest". However, the Ohmu immediately ensure she stays alive.
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** Nausicaä strikes a balance between this and straight up ActionGirl.

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** Nausicaä really does '''''not''''' want to be one, but strikes a balance between this and straight up ActionGirl.



* MedievalStasis: The Valley Of The Wind looks and is run like a tiny Renaissance duchy. Torumekia and Shuwa are both noticeably more modern-looking, though. [[spoiler:And the now-buried-by-forest Kingdom of Eftal (of which the Valley and Pejitei are two of the last remnants) was downright futuristic.]]

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* MeaningfulName: The kanji in ''Ohmu'' translate to "king insect" – not too far off given their size, position in the Sea Of Corruption, and NighInvulnerability. The name also sounds like the sacred mantra '''Om''' (or '''Aum'''[[labelnote:*]] though that spelling is banned in Japan for very good reason[[/labelnote]]) found in multiple Indian religions.
* MedievalStasis: Zig-zagged. The Valley Of The Wind looks and is run like a tiny Renaissance duchy. Torumekia duchy, and in the manga it is heavily implied that most settlements which aren't either capitals or mining colonies are like this. Tolas and Shuwa are both noticeably more modern-looking, though. [[spoiler:And the now-buried-by-forest Kingdom of Eftal (of which the Valley and Pejitei are two of the last remnants) was downright futuristic.]]



** The Matriarch (a different, even older, blind woman) is brought in to explain to the assembled chieftains exactly what the Daikaisho is and what happened to Eftal.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Kurotowa instantly regrets using the God Warrior, even if it had worked.]]

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** In the manga, The Matriarch (a different, even older, blind woman) is brought in to explain to the assembled chieftains exactly what the Daikaisho is and what happened to Eftal.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Quite a bit of it in both versions. One seen in each is Nausicaä's reaction near the beginning when she realizes [[spoiler:she's killed a man (or men) and wounded Yupa]].
** In the film,
[[spoiler:Kurotowa instantly regrets using the God Warrior, even if it had worked.]]]]
** In the manga, ''lots'' of people have this reaction for various reasons, for example [[spoiler:Charuka when he realizes what a stupid idea it is to weaponize the Sea Of Corruption and does a HeelFaceTurn to help Nausicaä]]. Nausicaä spends almost the entire last third of the story like this, for… multiple reasons, really.



* NayTheist: Nausicaä, of a sorts. There are creatures running around that are pretty close to {{Physical God}}s, like the God Warrior and the God of the Crypt, but she refuses to treat them as deities. This is a little bit ironic as she's an explicitly Messianic figure.
* NewEden: Mild subversion; the New Eden scenario is only beginning to happen.

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* NayTheist: Nausicaä, of a sorts. There are creatures running around that are pretty close to {{Physical God}}s, like the God Warrior and the God of the Crypt, but she refuses to treat them as deities. This is a little bit ironic as she's an explicitly Messianic figure.
* NewEden: Mild subversion; the New Eden scenario is only beginning to happen. [[spoiler:And in the manga, Nausicaä intentionally scuttles the second half of the process.]]



* PlatonicBoyGirlHeroes: Nausicaä and Asbel are drawn to another by friendship.

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* PlatonicBoyGirlHeroes: Nausicaä and Asbel are drawn to another each other by friendship.



* PropheciesAreAlwaysRight: The messiah dressed in blue who will restore mankind's connection with the earth turns out to be no other than [[spoiler:''Nausicaä'']].
** ProphecyTwist: ''"And that one shall come to you garbed in raiment of blue and descending upon a field of gold..."'' But the prophecy didn't foresee that the "raiment of blue" would only be so because it was [[spoiler:drenched in Ohmu blood]], and the "field of gold" consisted of [[spoiler:the shining, golden feelers of the innumerable Ohmu gathered below and around Nausicaä]]. Even the tapestry depicting the prophecy tries to subvert the audience's expectations by displaying a MessianicArchetype as a ''male'' figure of Middle Eastern appearance with some sort of brown pheasant perched on his shoulder - and even ''that'' is twisted as it turns out to be her pet foxsquirrel.

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* PropheciesAreAlwaysRight: The messiah dressed in blue who will restore mankind's connection with the earth turns out to be no none other than [[spoiler:''Nausicaä'']].
** ProphecyTwist: ''"And that one shall come to you garbed in raiment of blue and descending upon a field of gold..."'' But the prophecy didn't foresee that the "raiment of blue" would only be so because it was [[spoiler:drenched in Ohmu blood]], and the "field of gold" consisted of [[spoiler:the shining, golden feelers of the innumerable Ohmu gathered below and around Nausicaä]]. Even the tapestry depicting the prophecy tries to subvert the audience's expectations by displaying a MessianicArchetype as a ''male'' figure of Middle Eastern appearance with some sort of brown pheasant perched on his shoulder - and even ''that'' is twisted as it shoulder… which turns out to actually be her pet foxsquirrel.[[spoiler:Teto]].



* RibcageRidge: The overgrown, hollow exoskeletons of the fallen God Warriors are everywhere – in fact, a massive 'skull' rising from the Sea of Corruption is one of the first images of the manga.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Teto the squirrel-fox is very cute when not angrily defending its master..

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* RibcageRidge: The overgrown, hollow exoskeletons of the fallen God Warriors are everywhere – in fact, a massive 'skull' "skull" rising from the Sea of Corruption is one of the first images of the manga.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Teto the squirrel-fox is very cute when not angrily defending its master..master.



** In both versions, Nausicaä dabbles in botany and chemistry, using science to determine that [[spoiler:the plants of the Sea of Corruption are not actually toxic; the ''soil'' is.]]



** In both versions, Nausicaä dabbles in botany and chemistry, using science to determine that [[spoiler:the plants of the Sea of Corruption are not actually toxic; the ''soil'' is.]]



* TapOnTheHead: Asbel gets one from behind when he tries to press Nausicaä free from his clan members.



* TrickedOutShoes: In the movie, Kushana frees herself by using secret blades [[HiddenWeapons hidden in the heel of her boots]].



* WeComeInPeaceShootToKill: In the movie, Princess Kushana and her trigger-happy Tolmekian troops murder King Jhil and round up the people of the valley like animals. Then Kushana acts unflinchingly polite asking the people the join them willingly.



* BadassPreacher: The Dorok priest Chiruka leads most of the Dorokian campaign. Might also qualify as HighPriest, since he was partial to the Council of Monks that ruled just below the Emperor.

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* BadassPreacher: The Dorok priest Chiruka Charuka leads most of the Dorokian campaign. Dorok campaign [[spoiler:until he publicly broke with his superiors after meeting Nausicaä]]. Might also qualify as HighPriest, since he was partial to the Council of Monks that ruled rule just below the Emperor.



* BlindedByTheLight: Nausicaä uses flash grenades to stun the Ohmu and convince them to leave her people alone, since she's not willing to kill them. It works much better than trying to do so anyway.
** Later on in the film, the people of the Valley use them against the Torumekians and capture a {{tank|Goodness}}.



* CallARabbitASmeerp: The Ohmu, which look like gigantic roly-polys. The name translates to "king insect" – not too far off given their size and NighInvulnerability.
* CallASmeerpARabbit: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fennec_fox Fox]]-Squirrel, or striped chihuahua-cat-rat life form.
* CultureChopSuey: At first blush the Torumekians and Doroks seem to be generically "[[MedievalEuropeanFantasy Western]]" and "[[FarEast Eastern]]" cultures, respectively, but on closer inspection the Doroks have many similarities to ''America'' of all places. Their nation is made up of fifty-one principalities; their ruling class came from a foreign land and subjugated the natives; and they even have similar militaries, using an odd combination of high tech weapons and vehicles with brutish fanatical footsoldiers. The Torumekians, meanwhile, have a lot of what appear to be {{Mayincatec}} influences in their art and designs and several characters with Japanese-sounding names. This last bit is particularly strange, as the series' FantasyWorldMap appears to most resemble China's Shandong Province or something in Central America or even the American South (though it also looks a lot like the area around Japan's Kii peninsula).

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* CallARabbitASmeerp: The Ohmu, TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:The Heart of Shuwa]], which look like gigantic roly-polys. The name translates dispenses ancient knowledge to "king insect" – not too far off given their size and NighInvulnerability.
* CallASmeerpARabbit: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fennec_fox Fox]]-Squirrel, or striped chihuahua-cat-rat life form.
its subjects (and {{Unwitting Pawn}}s) to keep its {{plan}}s moving according to schedule.
* CultureChopSuey: At first blush the Torumekians and Doroks seem to be generically "[[MedievalEuropeanFantasy Western]]" and "[[FarEast Eastern]]" cultures, respectively, but on closer inspection the Doroks have many similarities to ''America'' of all places. [[labelnote:Here's Why]] Their nation is made up of fifty-one principalities; their ruling class came from a foreign land and subjugated the natives; and they even have similar militaries, using an odd combination of high tech weapons and vehicles with brutish fanatical footsoldiers. footsoldiers.[[/labelnote]] The Torumekians, meanwhile, have a lot of what appear to be {{Mayincatec}} influences in their art and designs and designs, but also have several characters with Japanese-sounding names. This last bit is particularly strange, as the series' FantasyWorldMap appears to most resemble China's Shandong Province or something in Central America or even the American South (though it also looks a lot like the area around Japan's Kii peninsula).



* HorseOfADifferentColor: Horseclaws, genetically reconstituted domesticated prehistoric flightless birds, serve as the primary mount of the Torumekians and most of former Eftal.

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* HorseOfADifferentColor: Horseclaws, genetically reconstituted domesticated prehistoric flightless birds, serve as the primary mount of the Torumekians and most of former Eftal.the Periphery Tribes.



* HulkSpeak: A lot of Ketcha's dialogue is this. She's actually a very intelligent young Dorok girl; she just sounds ridiculous in Eftal/Torumekian. Her internal thoughts are noticeably more eloquent.

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* HulkSpeak: A lot of Ketcha's dialogue is this. She's actually a very intelligent young Dorok girl; she girl who just sounds ridiculous in trying to speak Eftal/Torumekian. Her To her credit, she's about the only Dorok who can speak another language at all, and her internal thoughts are noticeably more eloquent.



* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler:The God Warrior Ohma's "light" is actually deadly radiation]]. It's even worse when it tries to fly, because its light-wings are blinding-white.

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* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler:The God Warrior Ohma's "light" is actually deadly radiation]]. It's even worse when it tries to fly, because its light-wings are blinding-white. Zig-zagged with [[spoiler:the Heart of the Crypt of Shuwa]]; ''it'' considers itself the BigGood, but no one else does.



* NoHuggingNoKissing: Early on, the manga seems to hint at an eventual romance between Nausicaa and Asbel. Never happens, nor does any other romance. The very end suggests she may have joined Selm in the Garden (as one possibility among several).

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* NayTheist: Nausicaä, of a sorts. There are creatures running around that are pretty close to {{Physical God}}s, like the God Warrior and the God of the Crypt, but she refuses to treat them as deities. This is a little bit ironic as she's an explicitly Messianic figure.
* NoHuggingNoKissing: Early on, the manga seems to hint at an eventual romance between Nausicaa and Asbel. Never happens, nor does any other romance. happens. The very end suggests she [[spoiler:she may have joined Selm in the Garden (as one possibility among several).several)]].
** However, the penultimate page of the story heavily implies that Asbel hooks up with [[spoiler:Ketcha]].



* {{Telepathy}}: Quite a bit, with the boy Chikuku, the Holy Emperor's brother Miralupa, the Forest People (Selm in particular), and [[spoiler:Nausicaä]] to a small degree.

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* {{Telepathy}}: Quite This is how the Ohmu communicate.
** Several human characters have the ability, and it functions as the only real TranslatorMicrobes in
a bit, world with mutually-unintelligible languages. Practitioners include the boy Chikuku, the Holy Dorok Emperor's brother Miralupa, the Holy Priest of the Mani Tribe, Selm (though all Forest People (Selm in particular), seem to have some ability), and [[spoiler:Nausicaä]] Chikuku – easily the most powerful telepath in the series. Nausicaä has a weak ability, only able to a small degree.project simple concepts when she's distressed (i.e. "STOP!!").



* YoungestChildWins: Nausicaä is the youngest of twelve children, and is the only one that lived long enough to become an adult.

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* YoungestChildWins: Nausicaä is the youngest of twelve eleven children, and is the only one that lived long enough to become an adult.



* CatchAFallingStar: Asbel is cornered by some insects, [[ShurFineGuns his gun jams]], he [[NoEscapeButDown jumps off a ledge]] and is then caught in midair by Nausicaä on her glider, JustInTime before a worm creature could tear its fangs into Asbel.

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* BugWar: Torumekia is trying to destroy the bugs because the spores they spread are swallowing up their territory.
** This is averted in the manga, where Torumekia is at least smart enough to realize the futility of fighting against a force of nature, so they start a war with the Doroks to try and take their territory instead. Either way, the typical portrayal of the bugs as mindless monsters is subverted six ways from Sunday. The giant bugs are probably some of the nicest entities in the entire story, and this shows by the end of the movie.
* CanonImmigrant: Most of the Pejitei characters – notably the Mayor and Asbel & Lastelle's mother – never appear in the manga. This is because their scenes serve as a narrative substitute for the Doroks.
* CatchAFallingStar: Asbel is cornered by some insects, [[ShurFineGuns his gun jams]], he [[NoEscapeButDown jumps off a ledge]] and is then caught in midair by Nausicaä on her glider, glider JustInTime before a worm creature could tear slice him in half with its fangs into Asbel.mouth-pincers.



* CompositeCharacter: Obaba is in the manga, but her part is greatly magnified in the movie where she also takes on the roles of two other old blind characters (the Matriarch and the Holy One).



* HappyFlashback: Played straight when an Ohmu taps Nausicaä's memory via TouchTelepathy and we see a flashback of her as a happy child in a field of gold, singing a simple melody.
** Subverted later when we return to that flashback in Nausicaä's dream. [[OnceMoreWithClarity Here we learn the true nature of that memory.]] It was about Nausicaä trying to save a baby Ohmu from being killed by her people. She failed.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: There are some differences in terminology between the movie's subtitles and Studio Proteus's translation of the manga. There are significant differences between the movie's subtitles and Disney's dub script. Although the changes are never enough to declare the dub "unfaithful", in one case it led to a DubNameChange (i.e. the Toxic Jungle [dub] vs. Sea of Decay [sub] vs. Sea of Corruption [manga]).
** The other major change is Tolmekia [movie] vs. Torumekia [manga].[[note]] Oddly, in the scene selection menu of Disney's DVD, it's spelled "Torumekia".[[/note]]
** There's also Mehve [manga] vs. Möwe [sub] (the Disney dub just calls it Nausicaä's glider).

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: There Because every medium of this story had its own translator, there are some noticeable differences in spelling and terminology between the movie's subtitles and Studio Proteus's translation English versions of the manga. There are significant differences between the movie's subtitles manga, movie subtitles, and Disney's dub script. Although All of the changes are differences can be boiled down to translation nuance and never enough go so far as to declare the dub render any version "unfaithful", but it did result in at least one case it led to a DubNameChange (i.e. DubNameChange. See the Toxic Jungle [dub] vs. Sea of Decay [sub] vs. Sea of Corruption [manga]).
** The other major change is Tolmekia [movie] vs. Torumekia [manga].[[note]] Oddly, in the scene selection menu of Disney's DVD, it's spelled "Torumekia".[[/note]]
** There's also Mehve [manga] vs. Möwe [sub] (the Disney dub just calls it Nausicaä's glider).
Trivia page for specifics.


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* TapOnTheHead: Asbel gets one from behind when he tries to press Nausicaä free from his clan members.
* TrickedOutShoes: In the movie, Kushana frees herself by using secret blades [[HiddenWeapons hidden in the heel of her boots]].


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* WeComeInPeaceShootToKill: Princess Kushana and her trigger-happy Tolmekian troops murder King Jhil and round up the people of the valley like animals. Then Kushana acts unflinchingly polite asking the people the join them willingly.
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