History Manga / UruseiYatsura

8th Feb '17 11:18:29 PM Soufriere
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** Justified Example: Onsen-Mark can often be heard reciting passages from English-language literature – usually ''way'' off from what Japanese schools actually teach (but more interesting).

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** Justified Example: Onsen-Mark can often be heard reciting passages from English-language literature – usually ''way'' off from what Japanese schools actually teach (but more interesting). In at least one episode, he's quoting a [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] song.



* GreenEyedMonster: Ran, Ran, and have I mentioned Ran? (although her eyes are usually rose colored).

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* GreenEyedMonster: Ran, Ran, and have I mentioned Ran? (although her eyes are usually rose colored).rose-colored).



* HeroOfAnotherStory: Sakura and her uncle seems to qualify. People are often shown coming to Sakura and Sakurambo with problems or jobs that Ataru, Lum, and gang then get involved in. Its easy to imagine Sakura and Sakurambo are continually getting involved in various adventures off-screen than the main cast of UA never see.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Sakura and her uncle seems seem to qualify. People are often shown coming to Sakura and Sakurambo with problems or jobs that Ataru, Lum, and gang then get involved in. Its It's easy to imagine Sakura and Sakurambo are continually getting involved in various adventures off-screen than the main cast of UA UY never see.



* HughMann: A fox spirit showed up at the school and tried to pull of several impersonations… but it was always one foot tall and an obvious anthropomorphic fox. However, when it impersonated the teacher Onsen-Mark, the students (who don't like Onsen-Mark) proclaimed him the real teacher, tied up Onsen-Mark, and beat him up for "impersonating the teacher", all the while referring to Onsen-Mark as "The Hoax".

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* HughMann: A fox spirit showed up at the school and tried to pull of off several impersonations… but it was always one foot tall and an obvious anthropomorphic fox. However, when it impersonated the teacher Onsen-Mark, the students (who don't like Onsen-Mark) proclaimed him the real teacher, tied up Onsen-Mark, and beat him up for "impersonating the teacher", all the while referring to Onsen-Mark as "The Hoax".



* HumanOutsideAlienInside: One episode features Lum and Ten eating pickles and realizing too late that the brine has an effect on them that alcohol does not. (Arguably a NotHimself episode, as we never see them completely drunk at any other time in the series)

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* HumanOutsideAlienInside: One episode features Lum and Ten eating pickles ''umeboshi'' (pickled plums) and realizing too late that the brine has an effect on them that alcohol does not. (Arguably a NotHimself episode, as we never see them completely drunk at any other time in the series)not.



* InstantFanClub: Lum, naturally.

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* InstantFanClub: Lum, naturally. Also Mendou.



** "I am such a pitiful victim of my joy in others' suffering!"

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** "I -->"I am such a pitiful victim of my joy in others' suffering!"



* ReleasedToElsewhere: Non-lethal variant: Ryuunosuke goes missing after agreeing to take femininity lessons with Onsen-Mark. Her father gives [[OverlyLongGag an elaborate, detailed story]] (mostly parodying ''Literature/MobyDick'') about how Ryuunosuke moved to the west to become a sailor, and subsequently became embroiled in a hunt for a white whale. Ryuunosuke then bursts through the floor and reveals she was BoundAndGagged under there the entire time.

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* ReleasedToElsewhere: Non-lethal variant: variant. Ryuunosuke goes missing after agreeing to take femininity lessons with Onsen-Mark. Her father gives [[OverlyLongGag an elaborate, detailed story]] (mostly parodying ''Literature/MobyDick'') about how Ryuunosuke moved to the west to become a sailor, and subsequently became embroiled in a hunt for a white whale. Ryuunosuke then bursts through the floor and reveals she was BoundAndGagged under there the entire time.
5th Feb '17 9:33:02 PM WanderingBrowser
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** Mr. Fujinami is a psychotic [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain sexist]]] maniac who finds Ryuunosuke's gender so offensive that he has spent all of her life trying to forcibly brainwash her into believing she's a boy so that he can pass her off as a "worthy" heir to his stupid tea shop. In pursuit of this, her verbally castigates and humilates her, exercises a complete stranglehold over her finances, and constantly beats the shit out of her in an attempt to simultaneously "toughen her up" and to break her will so that she will submit to his delusional wishes.

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** Mr. Fujinami is a psychotic [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain sexist]]] maniac who finds Ryuunosuke's gender so offensive that he has spent all of her life trying to forcibly brainwash her into believing she's a boy so that he can pass her off as a "worthy" heir to his stupid tea shop. In pursuit of this, her verbally castigates and humilates humiliates her, exercises a complete stranglehold over her finances, and constantly beats the shit out of her in an attempt to simultaneously "toughen her up" and to break her will so that she will submit to his delusional wishes.



** Although not as bad as either of the former two, Ataru's mother can also be seen as verbally abusive, given she has been seen lamenting having ever birthed Ataru right in front of him at time.

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** Although not as bad as either of the former two, Ataru's mother can also be seen as verbally abusive, given she has been seen lamenting having ever birthed Ataru right in front of him at time.times.
5th Feb '17 9:13:04 PM WanderingBrowser
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* AbusiveParents: Mr Fujinami and Ran's mother. Ataru's mother could also be seen as verbally abusive (Her "I wish I never had him" comments and the like).

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* AbusiveParents: Mr This series has two shining examples of this:
** Mr.
Fujinami is a psychotic [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain sexist]]] maniac who finds Ryuunosuke's gender so offensive that he has spent all of her life trying to forcibly brainwash her into believing she's a boy so that he can pass her off as a "worthy" heir to his stupid tea shop. In pursuit of this, her verbally castigates and humilates her, exercises a complete stranglehold over her finances, and constantly beats the shit out of her in an attempt to simultaneously "toughen her up" and to break her will so that she will submit to his delusional wishes.
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Ran's mother. mother was ridiculously strict; whenever Lum did something naughty, no matter how innocent (like wetting the bed), she would always blame Ran for it and punish her with a severe spanking, verbally abusing her for not being a "sweet little angel" like Lum and [[NotNowBernard refusing to listen to Ran when she protested it wasn't her fault]]. The abuse was so bad that it was directly responsible for Ran turning out the way she did, twisting her mind and leaving her torn between her rather understandably resentful attitudes and a desperately maintained facade of a {{kawaiiko}}. Ran is still terrified of her to this day.
** Although not as bad as either of the former two,
Ataru's mother could can also be seen as verbally abusive (Her "I wish I never had him" comments abusive, given she has been seen lamenting having ever birthed Ataru right in front of him at time.
** Averted, or at least downplayed, with Jari-ten's mother. He's absolutely scared to death of her, due to her passionate ranting about how much she hates arsonists
and pyromaniacs and how she loves to punish them for starting fires. However, she sincerely loves her son and has no idea that she scares him. Plus, the like).reason he's scared of her is because he's a ''SpoiledBrat'' who shamelessly abuses his fire-breath power, so he lives in fear of getting a well-deserved scolding & spanking when she finds out that he enjoys running around spewing flames at people for giggles.
4th Feb '17 6:32:54 PM yanqui9
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* CurbStompBattle: In the first movie, the Oni fleet tries to give battle to the forces of Planet Elle. Elle's people are shown already to be incredibly technologically powerful, and later we even see that they have a mega-structure around their system like a Type II Civilization. The Oni are far outclassed and probably would have been slaughtered even worse than what they got if an Elle spy (shown to have chameleon like powers albeit not enough to fool the Oni crew) hadn't kidnapped Ataru off the main ship.
20th Jan '17 12:44:59 PM Xtifr
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An early work by Creator/RumikoTakahashi, '''''Urusei Yatsura''''' is often considered the original MagicalGirlfriend parody, enough that [[UnbuiltTrope the bumbling well-meaning Magical Girlfriend has become an archetype in its own right]]. The show's poster girl, a cutesy alien named Lum who habitually wears a tiger-striped bikini, is easily one of the most recognizable anime characters in history.

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An early work by Creator/RumikoTakahashi, '''''Urusei Yatsura''''' ''Urusei Yatsura'' is often considered the original MagicalGirlfriend parody, enough that [[UnbuiltTrope the bumbling well-meaning Magical Girlfriend has become an archetype in its own right]]. The show's poster girl, a cutesy alien named Lum who habitually wears a tiger-striped bikini, is easily one of the most recognizable anime characters in history.
3rd Jan '17 6:17:23 PM Wyldchyld
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Ataru. Seriously, this guy has groped pretty much ''every'' female character in the series, mostly against their will. [[SuperStrength Given]] [[BareFistedMonk what]] [[ShockAndAwe they]] [[AnIcePerson can]] [[BadAss do]], that's an impressive feat.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Ataru. Seriously, this guy has groped pretty much ''every'' female character in the series, mostly against their will. [[SuperStrength Given]] [[BareFistedMonk what]] [[ShockAndAwe they]] [[AnIcePerson can]] [[BadAss do]], do, that's an impressive feat.
29th Dec '16 11:31:08 PM Soufriere
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** Lum is very friendly to almost everyone, but there are two things that really set her off: Harming Ataru in front of her, in which case the threat will get zapped (so will Ataru); and Ataru propositioning other girls, in which case he'll get zapped.



** ''Remember My Love'' has Ruu, who has been corrupted by a cursed orb and carries out its will to break up Ataru and Lum.



* BodyguardBabes: The Mizunokuji family employs a squad of female bodyguards.

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* BodyguardBabes: The Mizunokuji Mizunokoji family employs a squad of female bodyguards.



** Shinobu, [[{{Retcon}} after Lum arrives]] (in one movie, when Lum left the Earth, she lost her power). Also Asuka, though she inherited this from her mother and is able to run 100 meters in a few seconds while wearing 200 kgs worth of medieval armor.

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** Shinobu, [[{{Retcon}} after once Lum arrives]] (in one movie, when Movie 3, she loses her power after Lum left the Earth, she lost her power).leaves Earth). Also Asuka, though she inherited this from her mother and is able to run 100 meters in a few seconds while wearing 200 kgs worth of medieval armor.



%%* ChewToy: Ataru, Onsen-Mark, and Jariten.

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%%* ChewToy: Ataru, Onsen-Mark, and Jariten.* {{Chiaroscuro}}: Oshii used it to achieve an otherworldly effect in the first two movies (''especially'' Beautiful Dreamer), as well as some of his final TV episodes.



** Except maybe Kitsune. ''Maybe''.

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** Except maybe Kitsune.Kitsune-ko. ''Maybe''.
25th Dec '16 10:52:26 PM Soufriere
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** Ryoko did NOT take Rupa's engagement to another girl well. Since then, she has spent most of her life chasing him and trying to kill him.

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** Ryoko Carla did NOT take Rupa's engagement to another girl well. Since then, she has spent most of her life chasing him and trying to kill him.



* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: Lum had an AdaptationDyeJob in the anime, since iridescent hair would have been ''extremely'' difficult to color in 1981.

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* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: Lum had an AdaptationDyeJob in the anime, since iridescent hair would have been ''extremely'' all but impossible to animate in 1981 (and is still difficult to color in 1981.today).
25th Dec '16 5:10:14 PM Soufriere
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Once every blue moon, Ataru and Lum have a genuinely tender moment. Most notable in the manga chapter where Ataru thinks Lum has been transformed into a cow. He becomes legitimately grief-stricken and commits himself to keeping her (well, the cow that's not actually her) comfortable for the rest of her life.

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Once every blue moon, Ataru and Lum have a genuinely tender moment. Most notable in the manga chapter where Ataru thinks Lum has been transformed into a cow. He cow – he becomes legitimately grief-stricken and commits himself to keeping her (well, the cow that's not actually her) comfortable for the rest of her life.life. Then of course there's the chapter/episode where she saves him from being humiliated by the Stormtroopers and they walk home hand-in-hand. And [[spoiler:at the end of ''Beautiful Dreamer'', they are literally an inch away from kissing when everyone else wakes up and Ataru is too embarrassed to follow through.]]



** It's been noticed that Ran's attitude towards Lum softened as the series went on and Rei started spending more time with her. In regards to Lum, it may have been due to her realization that Lum has never actually meant to cause trouble for her.

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** It's been noticed that Ran's attitude towards Lum softened as the series went on and Rei started spending more time with her. In regards to Lum, it may have been due to her realization that Lum has never actually meant to cause trouble for her.



* ButtMonkey: A significant chunk of the cast. Ataru, first and foremost. Also Ran, Tobimaro, Onsen-Mark, and the Spice Girls (Sugar, Ginger, & Pepper). To a lesser extent, Mendou, Ryuunosuke, and Cherry.

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* ButtMonkey: A significant chunk of the cast. Ataru, first and foremost. Also Ran, Tobimaro, Onsen-Mark, and the Spice Girls (Sugar, Ginger, & Pepper). To a lesser extent, extent Mendou, Jariten, Ryuunosuke, and Cherry.



--> '''Lum''': "DAAAAAAAAAHHHHHLING!" "DIVINE RETRIBUTION!" ''(while zapping Ataru)''

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--> '''Lum''': "DAAAAAAAAAHHHHHLING!" "DIVINE RETRIBUTION!" ''(while ''[-(while zapping Ataru)''Ataru)-]''



--> '''Mendou''': "Waaah!...It's dark! It's cramped! I'm scared!!"

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--> '''Mendou''': "Waaah!..."Waaah! ...It's dark! It's cramped! I'm scared!!"



--> '''Rei''': "Lum!" ''(which is pretty much the only non-food-related thing he says, though he did say "Ran" a few times)''

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--> '''Rei''': "Lum!" ''(which ''[-(which is pretty much the only non-food-related thing he says, though he did say "Ran" a few times)''times)-]''



--> '''Ryuunosuke''': "I'm a chick, dammit!!!" ''(in a very manly manner of speech)''
--> '''Mr. Fujinami''': "I LOVE THE SEA!!!" ''(accompanied by a tidal wave, no matter where he might be)''

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--> '''Ryuunosuke''': "I'm a chick, dammit!!!" ''(in ''[-(in a very manly manner of speech)''
speech)-]''
--> '''Mr. Fujinami''': "I LOVE THE SEA!!!" ''(accompanied ''[-(accompanied by a tidal wave, no matter where he might be)''be)-]''



--> '''Asuka''': "EEEEK! A man!!" ''(followed by a MegatonPunch)''

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--> '''Asuka''': "EEEEK! A man!!" ''(followed ''[-(followed by a MegatonPunch)''MegatonPunch)-]''



--> '''Lum's Stormtroopers (particularly Megane)''': "Lum-saaaaan!!!"

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--> '''Lum's Stormtroopers (particularly Megane)''': [-(particularly Megane)-]''': "Lum-saaaaan!!!"



** [[{{Retcon}} Shinobu, after Lum arrives]] (in one movie, when Lum left the Earth, she lost her power). Also Asuka, though she inherited this from her mother and is able to run 100 meters in a few seconds while wearing 200 kgs worth of medieval armor.
** Ataru might also qualify, given his ability to survive crushing, severe beatings and sundry other trauma, and of course Lum's electric shocks, as well as performing some epic gymnastic feats to avoid them. To say nothing of how the first time he met Asuka while she was running all out on her obstacle course, he succeeded in ''outrunning her'' when he spotted a hint the there was a cute girl under all the armor.

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** Shinobu, [[{{Retcon}} Shinobu, after Lum arrives]] (in one movie, when Lum left the Earth, she lost her power). Also Asuka, though she inherited this from her mother and is able to run 100 meters in a few seconds while wearing 200 kgs worth of medieval armor.
** Ataru might also qualify, given his ability to survive crushing, severe beatings and sundry other trauma, and of course Lum's electric shocks, as well as performing some epic gymnastic feats to avoid them. To say nothing of how the first time he met Asuka while she was running all out all-out on her obstacle course, he succeeded in ''outrunning her'' when he spotted a hint the that there was a cute girl under all the armor.



%%* ChewToy: Ataru, Onsen Mark, and Jariten.

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%%* ChewToy: Ataru, Onsen Mark, Onsen-Mark, and Jariten.



* ClosetSublet: Lum, at first.
* CloudCuckooLander: The Principal.

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* ClosetSublet: Lum, at first.
Lum is [[TropeCodifier one of the earliest examples]], although she just as often spends nights in her personal spaceship.
* CloudCuckooLander: CloudCuckoolander: The Principal.



* CrazyPrepared: Lum nearly always carries around some kid of weird alien device is useful to the situation at hand (and usually it makes the trouble one hundred times worse). It is also lampshaded: during one Christmas party at the Mendou Estate, Ryoko – Shutaro's little sister – has planted several dozen of bombs around the place (in revenge for not getting invited to the party by her brother). Lum says she has an explosive detector, and Ataru asks if she always carries one around.
* {{Crossdresser}}: Ryuunosuke. She's not happy about it, but fails in her one attempt to actually be girly.

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* CrazyPrepared: Lum nearly always carries around some kid of weird alien device is useful to the situation at hand (and usually it makes the trouble one hundred times worse). It is also lampshaded: during one Christmas party at the Mendou Estate, Ryoko – Shutaro's little sister – has Ryoko planted several dozen of bombs around the place (in out of revenge for not getting invited to the party by her brother).party. Lum says she has an explosive detector, and Ataru asks if she always carries one around.
* {{Crossdresser}}: Ryuunosuke. She's not happy about it, but fails in her one attempt attempts to actually be girly.



** Yes, Ataru, I'm sure it ''totally sucks'' to have a [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Green Haired Space Babe]] girlfriend.

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** Yes, Ataru, I'm sure it ''totally sucks'' to have a [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Green Haired Green-Haired Space Babe]] girlfriend.



* CutLexLuthorACheck: Ataru's family is lower-middle class and he occasionally schemes to make money. But he seems to have a blind spot to the fact that Lum effectively has infinite wealth and resources. Most blatant example is the second episode where a crooked space-taxi driver gouges him for ''earth's entire supply of oil''. Lum comes back at the last minute and offers a couple of "power crystals" (presumably charged from her electric powers,) which the driver happily accepts. The fact that she can produce something that insanely valuable on demand is never touched on again.

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* CutLexLuthorACheck: Ataru's family is lower-middle class and he occasionally schemes to make money. But he seems to have a blind spot to the fact that Lum effectively has infinite wealth and resources. Most The most blatant example is the second episode where a crooked space-taxi driver gouges him for ''earth's entire supply of oil''. Lum comes back at the last minute and offers a couple of "power crystals" (presumably charged from her electric powers,) powers), which the driver happily accepts. The fact that she can produce something that insanely valuable on demand is never touched on again.



** ''Beautiful Dreamer'' involves the main cast getting trapped in a post-apocalyptic dreamscape where everyone and everything else is gone. [[MindScrew Sort of.]] Incidentally, this and the above bullet point were the last entries in the series that Oshii worked on.



* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Ten.
%%* DepravedDentist: Lum

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* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Ten.
Ten. He plays it up to attract cute girls.
%%* DepravedDentist: Lum Lum



* FourGirlEnsemble: Starring Lum, Oyuki, Benten and Ran.
* FreakyFridayFlip: Happens to Ataru and Jariten, and also Ataru and Mendou.
* FriendlyScheming: In "And Then There Were None" episode, the Agatha Christie-style murder mystery was staged.

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* FourGirlEnsemble: Starring Lum, Oyuki, Benten Benten, and Ran.
* FreakyFridayFlip: Happens to Ataru and Jariten, and also Ataru and Mendou.
Mendou. Then to the entire cast.
* FriendlyScheming: In "And Then There Were None" episode, the Agatha Christie-style Creator/AgathaChristie-style murder mystery was staged.



** They also did it in at least one episode when Cherry's chanting got so bizarre that [[EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped even the subtitler was stumped]] – a note at the beginning says "This is gibberish even by Cherry's standards", followed by a list of toiletry brands.



* GenkiGirl: Lum

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* GenkiGirl: LumLum.



** Justified Example: Onsen-Mark can often be heard reciting passages from English-language literature – usually ''way'' off from what Japanese schools actually teach (but more interesting).



* GratuitousSpanish: "Koi no Möbius", the sixth ending theme, repeats the phrase ''Te quiero'' ("I want you").

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* GratuitousSpanish: "Koi no Möbius", the sixth ending theme, repeats the phrase ''Te ''Besame te quiero'' ("I ("Kiss me; I want you").



** It happened again when Lum (who had been gone for several days) showed up at school and had Ataru walk with her… out the window. Ataru walks in midair for a couple seconds before he realizes where he is and crashes to the ground.



* GroundhogDayLoop: The second movie, ''Beautiful Dreamer'', revolves around this trope. Note that it actually came out ''nine years'' before the movie Groundhog Day.

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* GroundhogDayLoop: The second movie, ''Beautiful Dreamer'', revolves around this trope. Note that it actually came out ''nine years'' before nine years ''before'' the movie Groundhog Day.eponymous Bill Murray flick.



** In an early Manga chapter, Lum decides to try visiting Ataru's class looking like a normal human girl. Part of her disguise was to use a liquid that softened her horns so they could be flattened to look like ornaments. This was also used in the Date episode.

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** In an early Manga manga chapter, Lum decides to try visiting Ataru's class looking like a normal human girl. Part of her disguise was to use a liquid that softened her horns so they could be flattened to look like ornaments. This was also used in the Date episode.



* HughMann: A fox spirit showed up at the school and tried to pull of several impersonations… but it was always one foot tall and an obvious anthropomorphic fox. However, when it impersonated the teacher Onsen-mark, the students (who didn't like Onsen-mark) proclaimed him the real teacher, tied up Onsen-Mark, and beat him up for "impersonating the teacher", all the while referring to Onsen-Mark as "The Hoax".
* HumanAliens: Averted with every alien aside from the important characters. Most aliens look nothing humanoid: see the omiai chapter/episode and take a good look at Lum's would-be suitors aside from Uni and the Prince of the Underground.
* HumansAreUgly: Which apparently lead to [[ComicallyMissingThePoint a good deal of confusion]] for a StarfishAlien screenwriter when he/she/it [[EpicFail tried]] to bring [[TheVirus the]] [[BodyHorror horror]] of Earth's vampire legends to an extra-terrestrial audience...

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* HughMann: A fox spirit showed up at the school and tried to pull of several impersonations… but it was always one foot tall and an obvious anthropomorphic fox. However, when it impersonated the teacher Onsen-mark, Onsen-Mark, the students (who didn't don't like Onsen-mark) Onsen-Mark) proclaimed him the real teacher, tied up Onsen-Mark, and beat him up for "impersonating the teacher", all the while referring to Onsen-Mark as "The Hoax".
* HumanAliens: Averted with every alien aside from the important characters. Most aliens look nothing humanoid: not-at-all humanoid – see the omiai chapter/episode and take a good look at Lum's would-be suitors aside from Uni and the Prince of the Underground.
* HumansAreUgly: Which apparently lead led to [[ComicallyMissingThePoint a good deal of confusion]] for a StarfishAlien screenwriter when he/she/it [[EpicFail tried]] to bring [[TheVirus the]] [[BodyHorror horror]] of Earth's vampire legends to an extra-terrestrial audience...



%%* HyperspaceMallet
* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: [[BizarreAlienBiology Oni get drunk on umeboshi (pickled plums)]].

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%%* HyperspaceMallet
* HyperspaceMallet: Ran often pulls out one of these. So does Ryoko.
* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: [[BizarreAlienBiology Oni get drunk on umeboshi (pickled plums)]].pickled plums]].



* IdiotsCannotCatchColds: Ataru.

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* IdiotsCannotCatchColds: Ataru.The other characters invoke it with Ataru (though he ''does'' get sick).



* InterspeciesRomance: Kitsune develops a very innocent crush on Shinobu after she saves him from a pack of dogs. Also Lum and Ataru, obviously.
* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: Uber-bishonen [[ChickMagnet Rei]] turns into an ''ushitora'' (a very large, goofy and stupid-looking cross between a tiger and a bull) whenever excited. And that means whenever lots of food is in front of him. Or, early on, whenever his ex-fiancee, Lum, spurns him. The only girl it doesn't bother at all is Ran... and even the girls who see both of his forms still aren't entirely against the prospect of romancing him.

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* InterspeciesRomance: Kitsune Kitsune-ko develops a very innocent crush on Shinobu after she saves him from a pack of dogs. Also Lum and Ataru, obviously.
* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: Uber-bishonen [[ChickMagnet Rei]] turns into an ''ushitora'' (a very large, goofy goofy, and stupid-looking cross between a tiger and a bull) whenever excited. And that means whenever lots of food is in front of him. Or, early on, Or whenever Lum (his ex) is in his ex-fiancee, Lum, spurns him.view. The only girl it doesn't bother at all is Ran... and even the girls who see both of his forms still aren't entirely against the prospect of romancing him.



* JumpTheShark / ReTool: Parodied through an {{In-Universe}} example. The episode where Lum enrolls in Ataru's school introduces a hoarde of stock high-school comedy characters in the first act, [[DemotedToExtra pushing Lum and Ataru to the sidelines]]. A new teacher is assigned to Ataru's class, and corners him during break to inquire about those [[TheMasquerade odd things sticking out of Lum's head]]… cut to Ataru's class, with all the students howling in disbelief at the new teacher's ignorance of their world-famous classmate (their repeated attempts to clue him in prove utterly fruitless – turns out he's the one person on Earth with a functioning WeirdnessCensor). None of the new students ever show up again in later episodes.

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* JumpTheShark / ReTool: Parodied through an {{In-Universe}} example. The episode where Lum enrolls in Ataru's school introduces a hoarde hoard of stock high-school comedy characters in the first act, [[DemotedToExtra pushing Lum and Ataru to the sidelines]]. A new teacher is assigned to Ataru's class, and corners him during break to inquire about those [[TheMasquerade odd things sticking out of Lum's head]]… cut to Ataru's class, with all the students howling in disbelief at the new teacher's ignorance of their world-famous classmate (their repeated attempts to clue him in prove utterly fruitless – turns out he's the one person on Earth with a functioning WeirdnessCensor). None of the new students ever show up again in later episodes.



* KavorkaMan: Mr. Fujinami apparently. He has photos of dozens of women with baby Ryuunosuke and doesn't even remember which one of them is his real wife, Masako. It then turns out that he never actually seduced them; he hired them to pose for the pictures because he wanted to "help" Ryuunosuke somehow.

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* KavorkaMan: KavorkaMan:
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Mr. Fujinami apparently. He has photos of dozens of women with baby Ryuunosuke and doesn't even remember which one of them is his real wife, Masako. It [[spoiler:It then turns out that he never actually seduced them; he hired them to pose for the pictures because he wanted to "help" Ryuunosuke somehow.]]
** Ataru is a borderline example, though obviously not as much as he would like. Think about it – he not only got Lum (beautiful alien princess), but was previously engaged to Shinobu (considered the prettiest girl at Tomobiki High before Lum and Ran showed up).



* KissOfDeath: Ran has the power to suck the youth from someone by kissing them. She usually tries to use the power on an unsuspecting Ataru, who just thinks she liked him. She can also reverse the process with another kiss.
* LackOfEmpathy: Mr Fujinami, Oyuki, and Ryoko. Heck, everyone had this at some point.
* LadykillerInLove: Possibly subverted, since Mendou might want to marry Lum due to the prestige of having an alien princess as a wife: however, he does seem to have at least some genuine feelings for her. Subverted again in the fact that his relationships with both Lum and Asuka can be interpreted this way. The straight example is Rei; Lum is the only girl in the series who ''doesn't'' require food to get him chasing after her. If you don't see the magnitude of that achievement, you seriously need to rewatch the stories featuring him.

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* KissOfDeath: Ran has the power to suck the youth from someone by kissing them. She usually tries to use the power on an unsuspecting Ataru, who just thinks she liked him. She can also reverse the process with another kiss.
* LackOfEmpathy: Mr Fujinami, Oyuki, and Ryoko. Heck, everyone had has this at some point.
* LadykillerInLove: Possibly LadykillerInLove:
** Shutaro Mendou towards Lum.
*** But possibly
subverted, since Mendou it's entirely conceivable he might want to marry Lum due to at least in part for the prestige of having an alien princess as a wife: however, he does seem to have at least some genuine feelings for her. Subverted again in the fact that his relationships a wife. Similar story with both Lum and Asuka can be interpreted this way. (only daughter of the second-richest family in Japan).
**
The straight straighter example is Rei; Rei – Lum is the only girl in the series who ''doesn't'' require food to get him chasing after her. If you don't see the magnitude of that achievement, you seriously need to rewatch the stories featuring him.



* LethalChef: Lum cooks reasonably well… [[AlienLunch but only by Oni standards]]
* LettingHerHairDown: Benten subverts this effectively.
** There are only three instances where she's seen with her hair down: twice are shower scenes, the third is when she uses the ''chain'' that holds her hair in place to disarm Ran (she puts it back up seconds later).

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* LethalChef: Lum cooks reasonably well… [[AlienLunch but only by Oni standards]]
standards]].
* LettingHerHairDown: Benten subverts this effectively.
**
effectively. There are only three instances where she's seen with her hair down: twice are shower scenes, the third is when she uses the ''chain'' that holds her hair in place to disarm Ran (she puts it back up seconds later).



* MegaMealChallenge: One restaurant challenged diners to finish an expensive and huge meal, and anyone who succeeds gets the meal for free. Look at the Characters sheet and see how many people are listed as Big Eaters. Yeah, it didn't work out well for the restaurant.

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* MegaMealChallenge: One restaurant challenged diners to finish an expensive and huge meal, and anyone who succeeds gets the meal for free. Look at the Characters sheet page and see how many people members of this cast are listed as Big Eaters. Yeah, it didn't work out well for the restaurant.



* TheMenInBlack: Pretty much everyone at the Mendou estate aside from the family themselves. (the men in black glasses and the kuroko).
* MiddleOfNowhereStreet: Tomobiki.

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* TheMenInBlack: Pretty much everyone at the Mendou estate aside from the family themselves. (the men in black glasses (Shutaro's agents and the Ryoko's kuroko).
* MiddleOfNowhereStreet: Tomobiki. Tomobiki, a (previously) boring suburb of Tokyo.



* MilhollandRelationshipMoment: In one of manga stories, Ran remembers how in their youth, Benten had ruined Lum's Cosmos Box and told her not to tell. She promptly starts trying to use this old memory to try and hurt Lum by disrupting her friendship with Benten. Instead when it's finally revealed, Lum is relieved because as it turned out, she had accidentally wrecked Benten's Cosmos box at the same time. And then the two of them start confessing and forgiving all sorts of past wrongdoings while Ran accepts that both of them are simply too forgiving for her to ever understand.

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* MilhollandRelationshipMoment: In one of manga stories, story, Ran remembers how in their youth, Benten had ruined Lum's Cosmos Box and told her not to tell. She promptly starts trying to use this old memory to try and hurt Lum by disrupting her friendship with Benten. Instead when it's finally revealed, Lum is relieved because as it turned out, she had accidentally wrecked Benten's Cosmos box at the same time. And then the two of them start confessing and forgiving all sorts of past wrongdoings while Ran accepts that both of them are simply too forgiving for her to ever understand.



* MissingMom: No one can actually figure out if Masako is dead or alive and just left Mr. Fujinami.

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* MissingMom: No one can actually figure out if Masako is dead dead, or alive and just left Mr. Fujinami.



*** Probably not, since in that very same episode Mr Fujinami said that Masako was still alive. It's just as likely that he'd been planning for ''years'' to mess up poor Ryunosuke's mind with those letters.

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*** Probably not, since in that very same episode Mr Fujinami said that Masako was still alive. It's just as likely that he'd been planning for ''years'' to mess up poor Ryunosuke's Ryuunosuke's mind with those letters.



** During a vacation, Cherry accuses Mendou of plotting to seduce him after seeing his reflection in the boy's eyes (ItMakesSenseInContext). Mendou's bodyguards inform him they'll have to tell his dad...after saying that he could do ''a lot'' better than Cherry.

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** During a vacation, Cherry accuses Mendou of plotting to seduce him after seeing his reflection in the boy's eyes (ItMakesSenseInContext). Mendou's bodyguards inform him they'll have to tell his dad...dad… after saying that he could do ''a lot'' better than Cherry.



* MonsterRoommate: Zigzagged with Lum. She switches from living in Ataru's room to stay in her spaceship.
* MorphicResonance: Kitsune transforms into the other characters by essentially becoming slightly more human-like, losing the tail and putting on the same outfit and hairstyle as the person he wants to turn into. It never fools anyone, but everyone plays along since he's so cute.

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** This happened to Ataru and Lum on at least one occasion.
* MonsterRoommate: Zigzagged with Lum. She switches from living in Ataru's room closet to stay staying in her spaceship.
spaceship, seemingly at random.
* MorphicResonance: Kitsune transforms into the other characters by essentially becoming slightly more human-like, losing the tail and putting on the same outfit and hairstyle as the person he wants to turn into. It never fools anyone, anyone (since he often doesn't lose the tail), but everyone plays along since he's so cute.



** Most of the alien girls like outfits that are very swimsuit like: Benten with the ChainmailBikini, Ran occasionally dons a pink bikini outfit, Oyuki has a crystal surfaced one with AbsoluteCleavage (though she usually wears a kimono), and Kurama a black one piece front laced corset type outfit.

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** Most of the alien girls like have outfits that are very swimsuit like: Benten with the ChainmailBikini, Ran occasionally dons a pink bikini outfit, Oyuki has a crystal surfaced one with AbsoluteCleavage (though she usually wears a kimono), kimono over it), and Kurama a black one piece front laced corset type outfit.



* NakedFreakOut: Happen to Sakura in episode 13. The girls' swimsuits are stolen during a Hawaiian vacation, and everyone suspects Cherry (the actual culprit was an octopus). Also, Sakura's swimsuit is being pulled off while she is in the sea. Ataru, Megane and Perm nobly swim out to help, but she swims away from them, crying as she stands like Venus in the waves. Ataru remarks that this is the first time they’ve seen her feminine side, which earns him a pounding.

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* NakedFreakOut: Happen to Sakura in episode 13. The girls' swimsuits are stolen during a Hawaiian vacation, and everyone suspects Cherry (the actual culprit was an octopus). Also, Sakura's swimsuit is being pulled off while she is in the sea. Ataru, Megane Megane, and Perm nobly swim out to help, but she swims away from them, crying as she stands like Venus in the waves. Ataru remarks that this is the first time they’ve seen her feminine side, which earns him a pounding.



* {{Ninja}}: In addition to the Kyoto story arc featuring a run in with an actual Ninja clan, during Mendo's introduction, Ataru not only used a Ninja style bare handed sword catch, but he also pulled the NinjaLog trick.

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* {{Ninja}}: In addition to the Kyoto story arc featuring a run in with an actual Ninja clan, clan; during Mendo's introduction, Ataru not only used a Ninja style bare handed sword catch, but he also pulled the NinjaLog trick.



** In the anime, the infamous, "I'm Shutaro Mendou and I will soon be a main character in this show". And of course the holiday special and final episode special where the audience is directly addressed.

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** In the anime, the infamous, "I'm Shutaro Mendou and I will soon be a main character in this show". And of course the holiday New Year's special and final episode special where the audience is directly addressed.



* NoNameGiven: Lum's Stormtroopers. Never named in the manga at all; known in the anime only as:
** "Megane" ("Glasses")
** "Chibi" ("Tiny")
** "Paamu" ("Perm")
** "Kakugari" ("Crew Cut")
* NotSoDifferent: Part of the humor is that no matter how frequently [[BrattyHalfPint Ten-chan]] and [[HandsomeLech Shutaro]] call out Ataru on his lechery, they're invariably shown to be just as bad, if not worse, than him. Lum, meanwhile, is similar to both Shinobu and Ataru.

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* NoNameGiven: NoNameGiven:
** We never learn Mr Fujinami's given name. Or the first names of Ataru's parents. Or Lum's mother.
**
Lum's Stormtroopers. Never named in the manga at all; known in the anime only as:
** *** "Megane" ("Glasses")
** *** "Chibi" ("Tiny")
** "Paamu" *** "Paama" ("Perm")
** *** "Kakugari" ("Crew Cut")
* NotSoDifferent: Part of the humor is that no matter how frequently [[BrattyHalfPint Ten-chan]] Jari-Ten]] and [[HandsomeLech Shutaro]] call out Ataru on his lechery, they're invariably shown to be just as bad, if not worse, than him. Lum, meanwhile, is similar to both Shinobu (temper) and Ataru.Ataru (lust).



* ThePollyanna: Mr Hanawa.

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* ThePollyanna: Mr Hanawa. Perhaps because of this, he doesn't last long.



* PragmaticAdaptation: The manga suffered from a lot of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, with certain characters having very different personalities (namely Lum), and some very popular characters didn't appear at all until fairly late into the manga's run. The TV show changed the order of many of the chapters in order to introduce major characters much earlier, and also had the characters' personalities reflect their more iconic status from the later stories.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: The manga suffered from anime had to clean up a lot of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, with the manga's EarlyInstallmentWeirdness – certain characters having (particularly Lum) had very different personalities (namely Lum), at first, and some very popular characters didn't appear at all show up until fairly late into much later in the manga's run. The TV show comic's run – so it changed the order of many of the chapters in order to introduce major characters much earlier, earlier and also had used the more settled/iconic versions of characters' personalities reflect their more iconic status from the later stories.personalities.



** Another episode has Ataru and friend try to peep the girls in an old bathouse. Turn out at the end that all the girls wore swimsuits.

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** Another episode has Ataru and friend friends try to peep the girls in an old bathouse. Turn bathhouse. Turns out at the end that all the girls wore swimsuits.swimsuits (and the guys didn't).



** In another story, Tomobiki's principal got knocked out while several students were cleaning his office. Onsen Mark suspected them and started to imagine possible motives to each one of them. Lum's alleged motive was the principal had threatened with getting Ataru expelled from school, unless she slept with him. Everyone – including Lum – said that story was stupid and ridiculous.

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** In another story, Tomobiki's principal got knocked out while several students were cleaning his office. Onsen Mark Onsen-Mark suspected them and started to imagine possible motives to each one of them. Lum's alleged motive was the principal had threatened with getting Ataru expelled from school, unless she slept with him. Everyone – including Lum – said that story was stupid and ridiculous.



* ScrewDestiny: In what is possibly the greatest example of this trope ''ever'', the characters ''physically destroyed the doors of fate and wrecked the place that creates them'', thus unfixing the future.
** Doubles as AuthorsSavingThrow: early in the manga a time travel chapter had shown that Ataru was destined to marry Shinobu, but by that point in the manga the main pairing had become Ataru/Lum and Shinobu had given up on him.

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* ScrewDestiny: In what is possibly the greatest example of this trope ''ever'', the characters ''physically destroyed the doors Doors of fate Fate and wrecked the place that creates them'', thus unfixing the future.
** Doubles as AuthorsSavingThrow: early Early in the manga a time travel chapter had shown that Ataru was destined to marry Shinobu, but by that point in the time the manga the main pairing had become actually got to that point, Ataru/Lum was the alpha coupling and Shinobu had given up on him.



* ScrewySquirrel: Ryoko Mendou enjoys pulling pranks, causing mayhem, and setting people up against each other for motives boil down to "it is funny" or "just because". And she does it ''the whole time''. Antics she deems amusing, nay, hilarious, include… pushing someone who cannot swim into the water, removing the ladder someone had used to go up a tree, putting firecrackers in the mouth of someone who is sleeping, burying someone in a block of concrete, locking her claustrophobic brother into a locker, planting bombs in a building where people are throwing a Christmas party she was not invited to, goading people into climbing a giant tree and then launching it towards the atmosphere (in reality it was a rocket disguised like a tree) because they were not climbing it quick enough to her liking but mostly because it looked like they were having fun without her…

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* ScrewySquirrel: Ryoko Mendou enjoys pulling pranks, causing mayhem, and setting people up against each other for motives that boil down to "it is was funny" or "just because". And she does it ''the whole time''. Antics she deems amusing, nay, hilarious, include… pushing someone who cannot swim into the water, removing the ladder someone had used to go up a tree, putting firecrackers in the mouth of someone who is sleeping, burying someone in a block of concrete, locking her claustrophobic brother into a locker, planting bombs in a building where people are throwing a Christmas party she was not invited to, goading people into climbing a giant tree and then launching it towards the atmosphere into space (in reality it was a rocket disguised like a tree) because they were not climbing it quick enough to her liking but mostly because it looked like they were having fun without her…



* SeenItAll: In time ''everyone'' becomes this due the sheer randomness of the events, making even funnier when something ''still'' surprises them.

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* SeenItAll: In time time, ''everyone'' becomes this due the sheer randomness of the events, making it even funnier when something ''still'' surprises them.



** However, that could be a scene where only Oni are around, in which case TranslationConvention applies.



* ShelteredAristocrat: Mendou

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* ShelteredAristocrat: MendouBoth Mendou kids.



* ShockAndAwe: Lum (and her mom) can generate electricity, both shocking whoever they touch and launching lightning bolts from their fingers. Lum routinely uses this to punish Ataru for angering her, but she can't entirely control it, resulting in the obvious implication that Ataru's hesitance to get near her is partially due to her tendency to shock him accidentally when she hugs him or tries to sleep in his bed.

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* ShockAndAwe: Lum (and her mom) can generate electricity, both shocking whoever they touch and launching lightning bolts from their fingers. Lum routinely uses this to punish Ataru for angering her, but [[PowerIncontinence she can't entirely control it, it]], resulting in the obvious implication that Ataru's hesitance to get near her is partially due to her tendency to shock him accidentally when she hugs him or tries to sleep in his bed.



** Megane's room has a poster of Spock from [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Wrath of Khan]] (plus about a dozen posters of Lum, naturally). He also owns a model of the Enterprise-A, which has appeared in Ataru's room at least once as well.

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** Megane's room has a poster of Spock from [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Wrath of Khan]] Khan]]'' (plus about a dozen posters of Lum, naturally). He also owns a model of the Enterprise-A, which has appeared in Ataru's room at least once as well.



** In a manga chapter, Sakura is dreaming a dream intended by Lum where Ataru gets married to her (long story). In that dream, Ataru has superpowers, can use DeflectorShields like ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' and [[RocketPunch shoots his punches]] while screaming ''[[Anime/MazingerZ "Rocketto Paunchi!"]]'' (whenever an anime character screams that while using a RocketPunch, he or she is making a direct reference to the TropeNamer).
** In an ImagineSpot where Ataru is trying to describe to Shinobu how terrible life with Mendou would be, Mendou's mother looks like Series/{{Ultraman}}.
** During one of the (many) instances where Shinobu hurls a desk at Ataru, a frightened classmate compares her to Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk.

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** In a manga chapter, Sakura is dreaming a dream intended by for Lum where Ataru gets married to her (long story). In that dream, Ataru has superpowers, can use DeflectorShields like ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' and [[RocketPunch shoots his punches]] while screaming ''[[Anime/MazingerZ "Rocketto Paunchi!"]]'' (whenever an anime character screams that while using a RocketPunch, he or she is making a direct reference to the TropeNamer).
** In an ImagineSpot in the manga where Ataru is trying to describe to Shinobu how terrible life with Mendou would be, Mendou's mother looks like Series/{{Ultraman}}.
** During one of the (many) instances where Shinobu hurls a desk at Ataru, a frightened classmate compares her to Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk.



** Franchise/{{Godzilla}} often appears in small cameos in the movies, probably because Toho was among the stuios producing them.
** The entire episode 162 is a parody of the ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind''.
** Episode 158 has a memorable scene where Kotatsuneko fight Kenshiro (from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''; he is also called Hokuto-kun) and ''wins''.

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** Franchise/{{Godzilla}} often appears in small cameos in the movies, probably because Toho was among the stuios studios producing them.
them (they control ''Beautiful Dreamer'' outright).
** The entire entirety of episode 162 is a parody of the ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind''.
** Episode 158 has a memorable scene where Kotatsuneko fight Kotatsu-neko fights Kenshiro (from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''; he is also called Hokuto-kun) ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'') and ''wins''.''wins''. This doubles as an in-joke, as Ken's voice actor Creator/AkiraKamiya plays Shutaro Mendou in this series.
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Unlike most {{Unlucky Everydude}}s who were only [[AccidentalPervert Accidental Perverts]], Ataru actually ''was'' an unrepentant pervert, and generally found his loyal "fiancée" to be little more than a hindrance to his lecherous pursuits, though even he wasn't below the occasional PetTheDog moments.

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Unlike most {{Unlucky Everydude}}s who were only [[AccidentalPervert Accidental Perverts]], Ataru actually ''was'' an unrepentant pervert, and generally found his loyal "fiancée" to be little more than a burden and hindrance to his lecherous pursuits, though even he wasn't below the occasional PetTheDog moments.



* ArrangedMarriage: Lum's great-grandfather promised his daughter to Rupa's great-grandfather in exchange for an antidote. Once the latter found out that there is no daughter, he vowed to wait until a girl was born in the oni royal family. As it turns out, his great-grandson is apparently the correct age to marry Lum, and had been brought up with the idea that he would marry her.

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* ArrangedMarriage: Lum's great-grandfather promised his daughter to Rupa's great-grandfather in exchange for an antidote. Once the latter found out that there is no daughter, he vowed to wait until There's a girl was born in the oni royal family. As it turns out, his great-grandson is apparently the correct age to marry Lum, and had been brought few.
** The Mendou clan sets Shuutaro
up with the idea that he would marry her.Asuka Mizunokoji. Due to Asuka's… [[DoesNotLikeMen qui]][[CharlesAtlasSuperpower rks…]] he's not happy about it.



** In Movie 5, Lum's great-grandfather promised his daughter to Rupa's great-grandfather in exchange for an antidote. Once the latter found out that there is no daughter, he vowed to wait until a girl was born in the Oni royal family. As it turns out, his great-grandson is apparently the correct age to marry Lum, and had been brought up with the idea that he would marry her.



** The big example was the ''Inaba the Dreammaker'' story where the characters started exploring the Room Of Destiny where all their possible futures were created. They were not at all pleased with anything they saw, but the capper was when Ataru was able to check out the future he'd handcrafted where he finally had his harem… and upon learning that Lum had left him and why, he beat up his future self and threw the future away.

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** The big example was the ''Inaba "Inaba the Dreammaker'' Dreammaker" story where the characters started exploring the Room Of Destiny where all their possible futures were created. They were not at all pleased with anything they saw, but the capper was when Ataru was able to check out the future he'd handcrafted where he finally had his harem… and upon learning that Lum had left him and why, he beat up his future self and threw the future away.



* ReunionRevenge: Lum and Ran are reunited after a long time at Tomobiki High. This trope starts when Ran finally remembers that she didn't come for a friendly chitchat.

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* ReunionRevenge: Lum and Ran are reunited at Tomobiki High after a long time at Tomobiki High.apart. This trope starts when Ran finally remembers that she didn't come for a friendly chitchat.



* {{Sarashi}}: Ryuunosuke. Whether she actually has anything worth wrapping in it [[DependingOnTheArtist seems to vary by animator]].
* SayMyName: All together now! "DAAAAAAAAARLIIIIING!!!" "AAAAAAATARUUUUUU!!!" "MOROBOSHIIIIIIIIII!!!" "LUM-SAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!" "MASAKOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!" [[strike:"I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE YELLING ABOUT! LOUD NOISES!!!"]]

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* {{Sarashi}}: Ryuunosuke. Whether she actually has anything worth wrapping in it [[DependingOnTheArtist seems to vary by animator]].
animator]]. [[note]] Takahashi tended to depict her as rather flat, as did the anime when Oshii was chief director. She got a significant bust upgrade when Kazuo Yamazaki took over; one of the first episodes made on his watch has Ryuu-chan lose her sarashi and the other girls marvel in awe at just how big her breasts are.[[/note]]
* SayMyName: All together now! "DAAAAAAAAARLIIIIING!!!" "AAAAAAATARUUUUUU!!!" "MOROBOSHIIIIIIIIII!!!" "LUM-SAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!" "MASAKOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!" [[strike:"I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE YELLING ABOUT! LOUD NOISES!!!"]]"MASAKOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!"



* ShockAndAwe: Lum (and her mom) can generate electricity, both shocking whoever they touch and launching lightning bolts from their fingers. Lum routinely uses this to punish Ataru Moroboshi for angering her, but she can't entirely control it, resulting in the obvious implication that Ataru's hesitance to get near her is partially due to her tendency to shock him accidentally when she hugs him or tries to sleep in his bed.

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* ShockAndAwe: Lum (and her mom) can generate electricity, both shocking whoever they touch and launching lightning bolts from their fingers. Lum routinely uses this to punish Ataru Moroboshi for angering her, but she can't entirely control it, resulting in the obvious implication that Ataru's hesitance to get near her is partially due to her tendency to shock him accidentally when she hugs him or tries to sleep in his bed.



** Chapter 19 of the manga is titled "Disco Inferno," an homage to a popular song of the same name by the American soul band The Trammps. The name was changed for the anime adaptation.

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** Chapter 19 of the manga is titled "Disco Inferno," Inferno", an homage to a popular song of the same name by the American soul band The Trammps. The name was changed for the anime adaptation.



** Megane's room has a poster of Spock from [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Wrath of Khan]] (plus about a dozen posters of Lum, naturally).

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** Megane's room has a poster of Spock from [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Wrath of Khan]] (plus about a dozen posters of Lum, naturally). He also owns a model of the Enterprise-A, which has appeared in Ataru's room at least once as well.



* SmallGirlBigGun: Benten

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* SmallGirlBigGun: BentenBenten. Ran on rare occasions.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Mendo/Mendou (pronounced like the former, official subs consistently use the latter).

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: SpellMyNameWithAnS:
**
Mendo/Mendou (pronounced like the former, official subs consistently use the latter).



** Lum is Lum, however some background shots in the anime show the Romanized katakana: "Ramu" or "Lamu".

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** Lum is Lum, however some background shots in the anime show the Romanized katakana: "Ramu" or "Lamu"."Lamu" or even "Rum".



** Shinobu "MEN BE DAMNED!!!" Miyake idem. Like Lum, she's normally nice and sweet, but she's also short-tempered and violent.

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** Shinobu "MEN BE DAMNED!!!" Miyake Miyake, idem. Like Lum, she's normally nice and sweet, but she's also short-tempered and violent. Ataru sure knows how to pick 'em.



* UnwantedHarem: Inverted, Ataru wants a harem to the horror of all the rest of the females
** Played straight with Lum's other suitors, but subverted with her reaction to them. She treats most of them (particularly those from Tomobiki) as her friends. A good example of that is how she calls Mendou by his first name without any honorific, which is pretty intimate for Japan. But then again, she's not Japanese- though she does use honorifics for other characters at times.

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* UnwantedHarem: Inverted, Inverted. Ataru wants a harem harem, to the horror of all every other female in the rest of the females
cast.
** Played straight with Lum's other suitors, but subverted with her reaction to them. She treats most of them (particularly them, particularly those from Tomobiki) Tomobiki, as her friends. A good example of that is how she calls Shuutaro Mendou by his first name without any honorific, honorific (she's the only one outside his family who does this), which is pretty intimate for Japan. But then again, she's not Japanese- Japanese – though she does use honorifics for other characters at times.



* WeWantOurJerkBack: Happened each time Ataru got a better personality.
** When Ataru ended up getting split into his good and evil halves (the latter being pretty much identical to his usual self), Mrs. Moroboshi refused to keep the good one, saying she preferred her flawed real son.
** At one point Lum ended up accidentally slipping into a series of parallel universes. In the last one, she met an Ataru who was kind and devoted to only her. She ''immediately'' left him, making it clear the only 'Darling' she'll accept is the one who's lecherous and treats her like dirt.



** In the anime, well really Movie 4, Ataru really doesn't want to hit anybody. In the manga, he somehow managed to KO ''himself'' from preventing himself from hitting Lum.

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** In the anime, well really Movie 4, Ataru really doesn't want to hit anybody. In the manga, manga and its equivalent anime episode, he somehow managed to KO ''himself'' from preventing to prevent himself from hitting Lum.



** Ran does anything to keep love between Rei and Lum from triggering again.

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** Ran does anything is willing to do ''anything'' to keep love from blossoming between Lum and Rei again (never mind that Lum dumped him years ago and Lum from triggering again.does not want him back).



*** A couple of those are voice actor jokes – Creator/AkiraKamiya (Shuutaro) voiced Kenshiro and Creator/SaekoShimazu (Shinobu) voiced Yuri.



* YouDidntAsk: In one manga chapter, Ataru, Lum and several of their friends went camping. Lum was making lunch and everyone was happy… except Ataru. He adamantly refused to eat. [[BigEater Keep in mind this is a guy who usually eats ANYTHING and EVERYTHING he can get his hands on]]. His friends nagged him about rudely rejecting Lum's food… and then they tried it. Right away they dragged Ataru away and asked him why he had not warned them Lum's food is ''very'' spicy. His answer? They did not ask (and he did not want to warn them).

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* YouDidntAsk: In one manga chapter, chapter/episode, Ataru, Lum and several of their friends went camping. Lum was making lunch and everyone was happy… except Ataru. He adamantly refused to eat. [[BigEater Keep in mind this is a guy who usually eats ANYTHING and EVERYTHING he can get his hands on]]. His friends nagged him about rudely rejecting Lum's food… and then they tried it. Right away they dragged Ataru away and asked him why he had not warned them Lum's food is ''very'' spicy. His answer? They did not ask (and he did not want to warn them).
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