History Manga / TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer

18th Sep '17 9:48:25 AM GottaHaveFaith
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** Hakudo Yayoi and Hiwatari for Yuuhi. They both do make efforts to try to get Yuuhi to date them, but his SingleTargetSexuality for Sami means that they have no hope of being more than friends with him. [[spoiler:Yayoi eventually moves on before the DistantFinale and ends up HappilyMarried to Hyo, but we never do find out what became of Hiwatari]].

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** Hakudo Hakudou Yayoi and Hiwatari for Yuuhi. They both do make efforts to try to get Yuuhi to date them, but his SingleTargetSexuality for Sami means that they have no hope of being more than friends with him. [[spoiler:Yayoi eventually moves on before the DistantFinale and ends up HappilyMarried to Hyo, Hyou, but we never do find out what became of Hiwatari]].



** Between Subaru and Mikazuki, as the former has a crush on the latter that [[ObliviousToLove unaware of]]. [[spoiler:The ending strongly implies that they have become a couple]].
** More subtle than the other examples, but Yuki and Taiyo get some, too.[[spoiler:They are also dating by series' end]].

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** Between Subaru and Mikazuki, as the former has a crush on the latter that he's [[ObliviousToLove unaware of]]. [[spoiler:The ending strongly implies that they have become a couple]].
** More subtle than the other examples, but Yuki and Taiyo get some, too. [[spoiler:They are also dating by series' end]].
18th Sep '17 9:31:19 AM GottaHaveFaith
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* HopelessSuitor - Hakudo Yayoi and Hiwatari for Yuuhi. They both do make efforts to try to get Yuuhi to date them, but his SingleTargetSexuality for Sami means that they have no hope of being more than friends with him. [[spoiler:Yayoi eventually moves on before the DistantFinale and ends up HappilyMarried to Hyo, but we never do find out what became of Hiwatari]].

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* HopelessSuitor - Inevitable when our two lead characters have multiple admirers each:
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Hakudo Yayoi and Hiwatari for Yuuhi. They both do make efforts to try to get Yuuhi to date them, but his SingleTargetSexuality for Sami means that they have no hope of being more than friends with him. [[spoiler:Yayoi eventually moves on before the DistantFinale and ends up HappilyMarried to Hyo, but we never do find out what became of Hiwatari]].Hiwatari]].
** Shinonome Mikazuki for Samidare. He becomes enamored with her at first sight (similar to how his older brother Hangetsu did for her older sister Hisame), but Sami doesn't pay it much mind, and her heart belongs to Yuuhi. [[spoiler:Similar to Yayoi above, Mikazuki finds love elsewhere, as the ending pretty strongly hints that he's begun dating Subaru, who had a crush on him for the duration of the story]].
18th Sep '17 9:27:33 AM GottaHaveFaith
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** Also Akane the Owl Knight [[spoiler: who also wants to destroy the world]] and his mentor animal Loki [[spoiler: who got so tired of the cycle of battles that he apparently betrayed the knights the last time]]. Later on, [[spoiler: after personally experiencing someone else's death, Akane has a change of heart. Meanwhile, Loki's previous Knight killed the others so he could gain the Mage's trust and kill him, but it didn't work. Now Loki is loyal to his ''Knight'', not Anima or Animus.]]

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** Also Akane Taiyo the Owl Knight [[spoiler: who also wants to destroy the world]] and his mentor animal Loki [[spoiler: who got so tired of the cycle of battles that he apparently betrayed the knights the last time]]. Later on, [[spoiler: after personally experiencing someone else's death, Akane Taiyo has a change of heart. Meanwhile, Loki's previous Knight killed the others so he could gain the Mage's trust and kill him, but it didn't work. Now Loki is loyal to his ''Knight'', not Anima or Animus.]]



** The Owl Knight Akane is neglected by his father and has a bad relationship with his stepmother, though the latter is more that they just don't know how to connect.

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** The Owl Knight Akane Taiyo is neglected by his father and has a bad relationship with his stepmother, though the latter is more that they just don't know how to connect.



* HopelessSuitor - Hakudo Yayoi and Hiwatari for Yuuhi. They both do make efforts to try to get Yuuhi to date them, but his SingleTargetSexuality for Sami means that they have no hope of being more than friends with him. [[spoiler:Yayoi eventually moves on before the DistantFinale and ends up HappilyMarried to Hyo, but we never do find out what became of Hiwatari]].



* OfficialCouple - Several by the DistantFinale in the last chapter:
** [[spoiler:Taiyo and Yukimachi]] are dating;
** [[spoiler:Mikazuki and Subaru]] are heavily implied to be dating as well;
** [[spoiler:[[PairTheSpares Hyou and Yayoi]]]] are married;
** And, of course, [[spoiler:Yuuhi and Sami]] are very clearly together and more in love than ever at the end.
** Interestingly played with in regards to [[spoiler:Hangetsu and Hisame]]; they're StarCrossedLovers who can't be together in the story timeline that ''we'' follow due to [[spoiler:Hangetsu's death]], but Anima reveals that they ''did'' get together [[spoiler:in the timeline that she comes from, as she and Animus were their very distant descendants]].



* PairTheSpares - [[spoiler:Shimaki Hyou and Hakudou Yayoi]], who are married by the DistantFinale, are a definite example. There was no in-story ship tease between them at all, as [[spoiler:Hyou]] wasn't particularly interested in anyone during the main story, while [[spoiler:Yayoi]] was in love with [[spoiler:Yuuhi (though her feelings were unrequited as he had eyes for no one but Sami)]]. This is justified, however, since, as Yuuhi himself points out to Anima when she expresses disbelief, ten years is plenty of time for [[spoiler:Yayoi to move on from a guy she was never going to have, and for Hyou and Yayoi to get to know each other better and fall in love]].



* ShipTease - Quite a bit, unsurprising for a romance manga:
** Naturally, a whole lot between Yuuhi and Sami, though them ending up together is pretty obvious throughout the entire series.
** Hangetsu and Hisame. While this ship ''appears'' to [[spoiler:be sunk once Hangetsu dies, we find out at the end of the series from Anima that, in another version of the timeline, the two of them actually did end up together]].
** Plenty between Tarou and Hanako, who are canonically in love with each other. [[spoiler:Sadly, Tarou dying sinks this ship as well]].
** Between Subaru and Mikazuki, as the former has a crush on the latter that [[ObliviousToLove unaware of]]. [[spoiler:The ending strongly implies that they have become a couple]].
** More subtle than the other examples, but Yuki and Taiyo get some, too.[[spoiler:They are also dating by series' end]].



* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler:During the final battle, Yuuhi comes across his future self who gives him the power he needs to continue on. Also, when Animus dies, it is implied that he will reincarnate as the Master.]]

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* StableTimeLoop: StableTimeLoop - [[spoiler:During the final battle, Yuuhi comes across his future self who gives him the power he needs to continue on. Also, when Animus dies, it is implied that he will reincarnate as the Master.]]]]
* StarCrossedLovers - A couple of examples:
** [[spoiler:Shinonome Hangetsu and Asahina Hisame, who married and had children in the timeline that Animus and Anima are from (as they are their direct descendents), but have their budding relationship cut short before it can really begin in the timeline that we follow due to Hangetsu's sudden death]].
** [[spoiler:Tarou and Hanako are ChildhoodFriends who love each other, but Tarou tragically dies before they can ever attempt to have a romance with each other]].
30th Aug '16 11:44:26 AM Willbyr
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* SiblingRivalry - An unusually ''healthy'' version with Hangetsu (genius fighter) and Mikazuki (hard-working fight freak) -- imagine if [[{{Naruto}} Itachi and Sasuke]] actually ''talked'' to each other, let the other brother know he respected him, and [[spoiler: their family wasn't planning a peace-shattering coup and]] were hired by [[TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily friendly Yakuzas]].

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* SiblingRivalry - An unusually ''healthy'' version with Hangetsu (genius fighter) and Mikazuki (hard-working fight freak) -- imagine if [[{{Naruto}} [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Itachi and Sasuke]] actually ''talked'' to each other, let the other brother know he respected him, and [[spoiler: their family wasn't planning a peace-shattering coup and]] were hired by [[TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily friendly Yakuzas]].
21st Jul '16 5:12:26 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* {{Dangerously Genre Savvy}} - Pretty much everyone at some point. Special mention goes to Mikazuki, who wins a fight at one point by [[{{calling your attacks}} announcing his final technique, the "Bring the Popular Guy Down a Peg Punch"]]. He then does a completely normal ''kick'' instead, which is so unexpected that his opponent runs right into it and loses the fight.



* {{Genre Savvy}} - Several characters. A prime example is how Sami reacts when Hangetsu first shows up. He tries to do a dramatic entrance by jumping down from a high place. This is of course a very typical manga gag; a new character tries to look cool by doing an impressive jump, but screws up the landing and falls on his face instead. In this case, though, Hangetsu sticks the landing perfectly. Sami responds by saying that he wasted a chance to get a laugh.
** Hangetsu then goes back and does his entrance again, this time screwing up the landing ''on purpose''. Sami responds that it still isn't funny.
3rd Jul '16 1:18:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan - [[spoiler:Hangetsu]].
** [[spoiler:The Master also does it, and even manages to one-up the original Obi-Wan by writing a small book before he dies, sealing it in a box, and burying it where Yuuhi will dig it up, and then does this again for Yuki and Subaru.]]
20th May '16 8:02:22 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Hangetsu claims to fight Mikazuki "at 30%" because [[YuYuHakusho 100% would reduce him to ash]].

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** Hangetsu claims to fight Mikazuki "at 30%" because [[YuYuHakusho [[Manga/YuYuHakusho 100% would reduce him to ash]].
1st Apr '16 11:01:50 PM lalaTKG
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** Maybe he was influenced by ''LockeTheSuperman''?

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** Maybe he was influenced by ''LockeTheSuperman''?''Locke the Superman''?
1st Apr '16 11:00:22 PM lalaTKG
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* NamesTheSame - No. This [[MegaManStarForce Hoshikawa Subaru]] will not be using [[TransformationSequence Denpa-Henkan.]] And is also a girl



*** Gainax anime when?
** Magical Mary: Ultimagical Drill Break
*** And she's wearing [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina's glasses]] when she does it too.

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*** Gainax anime when?
** Magical Mary: [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Ultimagical Drill Break
Break]]
*** And she's wearing [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina's glasses]] CoolShades when she does it too.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An anime adaptation by Gainax with music by The Pillows was in the works, but the record companies didn't want to license the band and the deal fell through, with funding going to ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' instead.
1st Apr '16 10:44:10 PM lalaTKG
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** Deconstructed in that, while Yuuhi has the ''skills'' that Hangetsu possessed, he lacks the RequiredSecondaryPowers of actual physical fitnessto make them worthwhile. He spends a lot of time training his body into the martial arts.

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** Deconstructed in that, while Yuuhi has the ''skills'' that Hangetsu possessed, he lacks the RequiredSecondaryPowers of actual physical fitnessto fitness to make them worthwhile. He spends a lot of time training his body into the martial arts.
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