History Manga / X1999

18th Jul '17 5:08:08 PM Katherine-Sanderson
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Seishirou; quite literally. Not only was the means of his death [[RetCon retconned in by way of Hokuto]], but he was, in effect, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath committing suicide for having fallen in love with Subaru, something he had said he was incapable of]] and [[BreakTheCutie further mentally-deranging said love interest by making him the unwilling means of his suicide]]. Oh, CLAMP. Events described happened on a [[VisualPun literal crumbling bridge]]

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Seishirou; quite literally. Not only was the means of his death [[RetCon retconned in by way of Hokuto]], but he was, in effect, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath committing suicide for having fallen in love with Subaru, something he had said he was incapable of]] and [[BreakTheCutie further mentally-deranging said love interest by making him the unwilling means of his suicide]].suicide]]]]. Oh, CLAMP. Events described happened on a [[VisualPun literal crumbling bridge]]
25th Jun '17 8:40:41 PM sayaleviathan
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* AbsoluteCleavage: Kanoe.
* AdaptedOut: Keiichi didn't show up in the anime. The three main characters of ''Manga/CLAMPSchoolDetectives'' didn't appear in the anime as well (probably due to copyright reasons since ''CLAMP School Detectives'' is animated by a [[Creator/StudioPierrot different studio]]) but the chairman of CLAMP School looked similar to Nokoru Inomoyama except he wears a PornStache.

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* AbsoluteCleavage: Kanoe.
Kanoe because she usually wears revealing outfits.
* AdaptedOut: AdaptedOut:
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Keiichi didn't show up in the anime. The three main characters of ''Manga/CLAMPSchoolDetectives'' didn't appear in the anime as well (probably due to copyright reasons since ''CLAMP School Detectives'' is animated by a [[Creator/StudioPierrot different studio]]) but the chairman of CLAMP School looked similar to Nokoru Inomoyama except he wears a PornStache.



* AffablyEvil: Seishirou and Yuuto both qualify.
** One could argue that Seishirou is more FauxAffablyEvil. Sure he's Unfunny at times, but you wouldn't be surprised if he whipped out a knife and started carving people up at any time.
* AlasPoorYorick: ''Multiple'' times.
** Kamui, Cradler of Decapitated Heads. Screamer of Anguished Screams. Especially in the movie.
* AlmostDeadGuy: Saiki Daisuke, nephew of Dragon of Heaven Aoki Seiichirou, several other characters.

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* AffablyEvil: AffablyEvil:
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Seishirou and Yuuto both qualify.
put up a friendly demeanor even when they're talking to their enemies.
** One could argue that Seishirou is more FauxAffablyEvil. Sure he's Unfunny unfunny at times, but you wouldn't be surprised if he whipped out a knife and started carving people up at any time.
* AlasPoorYorick: ''Multiple'' times.
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Kamui, Cradler of Decapitated Heads. Screamer of Anguished Screams. Especially in the movie.
* AlmostDeadGuy: Saiki Daisuke, nephew of Dragon of Heaven Aoki Seiichirou, several other characters.Daisuke was able to counterattack Fuuma not before received the final blow.



* AnyoneCanDie: Played straight several times, subverted once.
* ApocalypseOfTheWeek
* AppendageAssimilation: [[spoiler: Nataku's death in the anime]]
* ArcWords: Before Fuuma [[spoiler:awakens as Kamui's twin star,]] "Kamui, I am your..."

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* AnyoneCanDie: Played straight several times, subverted once.
*
Since this is about ending the apocalypse, there would be a bunch of characters dying left and right.
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ApocalypseOfTheWeek
* AppendageAssimilation: [[spoiler: Nataku's death in the anime]]
anime where he sacrificed his body to Fumma so he can his wounds which he received from Sorata]].
* ArcWords: ArcWords:
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Before Fuuma [[spoiler:awakens as Kamui's twin star,]] "Kamui, I am your..."



* AsiaRuneChant - often used by mages.

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* AsiaRuneChant - often AsiaRuneChant: Often used by mages.Seishirou, Subaru and Sorata. The English dub left untranslated.



** BishieSparkle: Fuuma, whenever he's playing basketball.

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** * BishieSparkle: Fuuma, whenever he's playing basketball.



* BringOutYourGayDead: [[spoiler:Kamui and Fuuma's mothers, who were lesbian lovers]] and arguably [[spoiler:Seishirou]].

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* BringOutYourGayDead: [[spoiler:Kamui and Fuuma's mothers, who were lesbian lovers]] and arguably [[spoiler:Seishirou]].[[spoiler:Seishirou]]. Justified that this story is where AnyoneCanDie.



* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Seishirou's death while Subaru holds him.]] Ironic since [[spoiler: Hokuto died in ''his'' arms]]

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* DiedInYourArmsTonight: DiedInYourArmsTonight:
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[[spoiler: Seishirou's death while Subaru holds him.]] Ironic since [[spoiler: Hokuto died in ''his'' arms]]



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Seishirou; quite literally. Not only was the means of his death [[RetCon retconned in by way of Hokuto]], but he was, in effect, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath committing suicide for having fallen in love with Subaru, something he had said he was incapable of]] and [[BreakTheCutie further mentally-deranging said love interest by making him the unwilling means of his suicide]]. [[ThanatosGambit Oh, CLAMP]].]]
** Events described happened on a [[VisualPun literal crumbling bridge]]

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Seishirou; quite literally. Not only was the means of his death [[RetCon retconned in by way of Hokuto]], but he was, in effect, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath committing suicide for having fallen in love with Subaru, something he had said he was incapable of]] and [[BreakTheCutie further mentally-deranging said love interest by making him the unwilling means of his suicide]]. [[ThanatosGambit Oh, CLAMP]].]]
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CLAMP. Events described happened on a [[VisualPun literal crumbling bridge]]



* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Kinda the whole point.
** Emphasis on the "As We Know It" part. Basically, the Dragons of Heaven are fighting to protect mankind, and the Dragons of Earth want to wipe out mankind to save the Earth from the evils of man. The great thing about this story is that no one is in it ForTheEvulz... Except Yuuto. ''Maybe'', because it '''is''' Yuuto.
* EvilAlbino: Subverted; Kamui is at first downright hostile toward the white-haired Princess Hinoto, but she turns out to be a pretty gentle person. [[spoiler: Until, of course, it's revealed that Hinoto has a latent EvilTwin persona residing within the depths of her soul who gathered the Dragons of Heaven together solely so that she could dispatch them each to their own ironic deaths. Oh, CLAMP.]]

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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Kinda the whole point.
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Emphasis on the "As We Know It" part. Basically, the Dragons of Heaven are fighting to protect mankind, and the Dragons of Earth want to wipe out mankind to save the Earth from the evils of man. The great thing about this story is that no one is in it ForTheEvulz... Except Yuuto. ''Maybe'', because it '''is''' Yuuto.ForTheEvulz.
* EvilAlbino: EvilAlbino:
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Subverted; Kamui is at first downright hostile toward the white-haired Princess Hinoto, but she turns out to be a pretty gentle person. [[spoiler: Until, of course, it's revealed that Hinoto has a latent EvilTwin persona residing within the depths of her soul who gathered the Dragons of Heaven together solely so that she could dispatch them each to their own ironic deaths. Oh, CLAMP.]]



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Arashi becomes a Dragon of earth, though it is subverted in that she did it to protect Sorata from his pre-ordained death, and in the anime eventually rejoins the Dragons of Heaven.]]
** Also, [[spoiler:Subaru]] replaces [[spoiler:Seishirou]] as a Dragon of Earth in the manga. OTOH, it's unclear as to whether he really accepts the offer to change sides. [[spoiler: He takes the offer to become the Sakurazukamori, but as to whether that means he's going to act as a Dragon of Earth isn't shown. Though he is shown in the half volume 19 to be with Fuuma during the Final Battle, apparently to help Kamui realize his "true wish".]]

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* FaceHeelTurn: FaceHeelTurn:
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[[spoiler: Arashi becomes a Dragon of earth, Earth, though it is subverted in that she did it to protect Sorata from his pre-ordained death, and in the anime eventually rejoins the Dragons of Heaven.]]
** Also, [[spoiler:Subaru]] replaces [[spoiler:Seishirou]] as a Dragon of Earth in the manga. OTOH, it's It's unclear as to whether he really accepts the offer to change sides. [[spoiler: He takes the offer to become the Sakurazukamori, but as to whether that means he's going to act as a Dragon of Earth isn't shown. Though he is shown in the half volume 19 to be with Fuuma during the Final Battle, apparently to help Kamui realize his "true wish".]]



* FirstKiss
* FlashForward, in particular Kamui's recurring dream of the Final Battle.

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* %%* FirstKiss
* FlashForward, in particular FlashForward: Kamui's recurring dream of the Final Battle.



* FriendToAllLivingThings: Kotori, Yuzuriha and Kusanagi, notably subverted in that the latter is a middle aged ''man'' in the Self-Defense Force.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: FriendToAllLivingThings:
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Kotori, Yuzuriha and Kusanagi, notably subverted in that the latter is a middle aged ''man'' in the Self-Defense Force.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: In the TV series, Dragon of Earth Kusanagi threatens to kill Fuuma for trying to finish off Yuzuriha. Later he defects from the Dragons of Earth to protect an injured Yuzuriha. Arashi's U-turn applies here as well.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: HeelFaceTurn:
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[[spoiler: In the TV series, Dragon of Earth Kusanagi threatens to kill Fuuma for trying to finish off Yuzuriha. Later he defects from the Dragons of Earth to protect an injured Yuzuriha. Arashi's U-turn applies here as well.]]



* HeroicBSOD: Several characters, most notably [[spoiler: Kamui after Kotori is brutally killed]].
** Also, Subaru. For the second time in his history, though the first was before X began in a series called Tokyo Babylon.

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* HeroicBSOD: HeroicBSOD:
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Several characters, most notably [[spoiler: Kamui after Kotori is brutally killed]].
** Also, Subaru. For the second time in his history, though the first was before X ''X'' began in a series called Tokyo Babylon.''Manga/TokyoBabylon''.



* HighPressureBlood: Mostly in the movie.
* HimeCut: Arashi.

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* %%* HighPressureBlood: Mostly in the movie.
* %%* HimeCut: Arashi.



* IHaveTheHighGround: virtually every single character at one point or another.
* InstantAIJustAddWater
* InvisibleToNormals: The battles are contained in alternate reality pockets called ''kekkai'', or barrier fields. However, the damage to the real world becomes quite real if the person who created the barrier is killed. See: PhantomZone.

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* IHaveTheHighGround: virtually Virtually every single character with supernatural abiltiies at one point or another.
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stands on top of buildings, posts and trees.
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InstantAIJustAddWater
* InvisibleToNormals: InvisibleToNormals:
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The battles are contained in alternate reality pockets called ''kekkai'', or barrier fields. However, the damage to the real world becomes quite real if the person who created the barrier is killed. See: PhantomZone.



** The anime is only light on the casualties in comparison though as only seven of the 20 named human characters (of varying importance) that were alive at the start of the series live to se the end of it.

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** The anime is only light on the casualties in comparison though as only seven of the 20 named human characters (of varying importance) that were alive at the start of the series live to se see the end of it.



* ModestyBedsheet: Kanoe.
* MoralDissonance: Kamui promises to save [[spoiler: Fuuma]], even if it means doing him physical harm, to which [[spoiler: Fuuma]] implies in response that Kamui will have to be willing [[ShootYourMate to do much more than harm him]]. [[spoiler: He finds a sort-of solution in the TV series. [[ThanatosGambit Emphasis on]] [[HeroicSacrifice sorta]].]]

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* ModestyBedsheet: Kanoe.Kanoe covers her gorgeous body after having sex with Yuuto.
* MoralDissonance: Kamui promises to save [[spoiler: Fuuma]], even if it means doing him physical harm, to which [[spoiler: Fuuma]] implies in response that Kamui will have to be willing [[ShootYourMate to do much more than harm him]]. [[spoiler: He finds a sort-of solution in the TV series. [[ThanatosGambit Emphasis on]] [[HeroicSacrifice sorta]].]]



* OddFriendship: Yuzuriha (a schoolgirl) and Shiyuu Kusanagi (a middle-aged man in the Self-Defense Force).
** Friendship. Riiiight. Yuzuriha definitely has a crush on him. For the most part he acts like a responsible adult though.

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* OddFriendship: Yuzuriha (a schoolgirl) and Shiyuu Kusanagi (a middle-aged man in the Self-Defense Force).
** Friendship. Riiiight.
Force). However, Yuzuriha definitely has a crush on him. For the most part he acts like a responsible adult though.



* OffModel: The anime. Apparently QUALITY faces are a side effect of the Shoujo Armageddon.
** And this is ''despite'' being a work by Creator/YoshiakiKawajiri, who is known for mostly averting this.

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* OffModel: The anime. Apparently QUALITY faces are a side effect of the Shoujo Armageddon.
**
Armageddon. And this is ''despite'' being a work by Creator/YoshiakiKawajiri, who is known for mostly averting this.



* OnlyOneName: Hinoto and Kanoe.

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* OnlyOneName: Hinoto and Kanoe. It's unclear where they have lived long before or what part of sect to they belong.



** Keiichi is a more straight example.

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** Keiichi is a more straight example.example as he had no supernatural abilities and no affiliation to both sides. His only purpose in the story was to show how Kamui interacts with normal people.



* ThePollyAnna: Keiichi.

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* %%* ThePollyAnna: Keiichi.



** Subaru, his twin sister Hokuto, and Seishirou are from a series called Tokyo Babylon.

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** Subaru, his twin sister Hokuto, and Seishirou are from a series called Tokyo Babylon.''Manga/TokyoBabylon''.



* TheSpock: Satsuki.

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* %%* TheSpock: Satsuki.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: Kanoe is alive in the anime unlike in the manga and the movie [[spoiler:where she's killed by Hinto's evil side and Fuuma, respectively]].
* SpontaneousHumanCombustion: Kamui's mom Tohru spontaneously combusted in the BackStory. The reason for this, however, was made pretty clear: [[spoiler: She made herself a shadow sacrifice of the entire planet Earth and, by burning to death, delayed its destruction by GlobalWarming.]] ItMakesSenseInContext.
* SproutingEars: Mostly on Yuzuriha, possibly a reference to her connection to dogs.
** Or cats, given her last name ([=NEKOi=]) and occasional sprouting cat tail.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: Kanoe is alive in the anime unlike in the manga and the movie [[spoiler:where she's killed by Hinto's Hinoto's evil side and Fuuma, respectively]].
* SpontaneousHumanCombustion: Kamui's mom Tohru spontaneously combusted in the BackStory. The reason for this, however, was made pretty clear: [[spoiler: She made herself a shadow sacrifice of the entire planet Earth and, by burning to death, delayed its destruction by GlobalWarming.]] ItMakesSenseInContext.
]]
* SproutingEars: Mostly on Yuzuriha, possibly a reference to her connection to dogs.
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dogs. Or cats, given her last name ([=NEKOi=]) and occasional sprouting cat tail.



* UrbanFantasy

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* %%* UrbanFantasy



* VirginPower: [[spoiler:Arashi's, apparently]]. An alternate interpretation is that the character just ''thinks'' this is the case and it's psychosomatic. [[spoiler: [[GenerationXerox Her mom went through the same trial]], after all.]]
** She still has her sword afterward. Just saying.

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* VirginPower: [[spoiler:Arashi's, apparently]]. An alternate interpretation is that the character just ''thinks'' this is the case and it's psychosomatic. [[spoiler: [[GenerationXerox Her mom went through the same trial]], after all.]]
** She
]] At least, she still has her sword afterward. Just saying.afterward.



* WatchTheWorldDie: It has a lot of this among the dragons of earth.

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* WatchTheWorldDie: It has a lot of this among the dragons Dragons of earth.Earth.
17th Jun '17 9:38:41 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Kusanagi in the movie is much more ruthless and violent than his manga and anime counterpart. His relationship with Yuzuriha is also non-existent [[spoiler:and he even kills her]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: AdaptationalVillainy:
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Kusanagi in the movie is much more ruthless and violent than his manga and anime counterpart. His relationship with Yuzuriha is also non-existent [[spoiler:and he even kills her]].
30th Mar '17 11:03:22 AM SpaceDrake
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* NoEnding: The last manga chapter was released in 2003. CLAMP last seriously talked about the series in 2005, saying they were still looking for a publisher to handle the series. The [[BloodierAndGorier increasingly violent content in the series]] created problems as some of the events ended up very reminiscent of real-world disasters at the time. Now that we're a ''decade'' in, it's seeming increasingly likely that CLAMP has simply moved on and will leave the series unresolved.

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* NoEnding: The last manga chapter was released in 2003. CLAMP last seriously talked about the series in 2005, saying they were still looking for a publisher to handle the series. The [[BloodierAndGorier increasingly violent content in the series]] created problems as some of the events ended up very reminiscent of real-world disasters at the time. Now that we're a ''decade'' in, ''decade and a half'' removed from the last chapter, it's seeming increasingly likely that CLAMP has simply moved on and all but certain the manga will leave the series be left unresolved.



18th Mar '17 9:26:38 PM CosmicFerret
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* JapaneseChristian: Karen Kasumi

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* JapaneseChristian: UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian: Karen Kasumi
30th Apr '16 1:30:32 AM Katherine-Sanderson
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** The anime is only light on the casualties in comparison though as only seven of the 20 named human characters (of varying importance) that were alive at the start of the series live to se the end of it.
18th Apr '16 11:17:18 PM MasoTey
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* RoaringRampageOfRomance: Kamui's wish to get [[spoiler:Fuuma]] back even if it causes [[spoiler:Fuuma]] and the rest of the world harm.
10th Apr '16 10:28:38 PM aye_amber
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* AdaptedOut: Keiichi didn't show up in the anime. The three main characters of ''Manga/CLAMPSchoolDetectives'' didn't appear in the anime as well (probably due to copyright reasons since ''CLAMP School Detectives'' is animated by a [[StudioPierrot different studio]]) but the chairman of CLAMP School looked similar to Nokoru Inomoyama except he wears a PornStache.

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* AdaptedOut: Keiichi didn't show up in the anime. The three main characters of ''Manga/CLAMPSchoolDetectives'' didn't appear in the anime as well (probably due to copyright reasons since ''CLAMP School Detectives'' is animated by a [[StudioPierrot [[Creator/StudioPierrot different studio]]) but the chairman of CLAMP School looked similar to Nokoru Inomoyama except he wears a PornStache.
5th Apr '16 4:04:40 PM Fallon93
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* WhiteAndGreyMorality: On paper, the Dragons of Heaven are good guys who must protect humanity while the Dragons of Earth are the ''antagonists'' (not bad guys contrary as what most people believe) who must destroy humanity to protect Earth from man's destruction. All of the Seven Seals are portrayed good who are truly motivated with their roles though several members have other motives such as Kamui (at first) and Subaru. Their leader, Hinoto, happened to have [[spoiler:an evil split personality who manipulates the Dragons of Heaven]]. The Seven Angels had several members who are morally ambigious with flaws and FreudianEscuse such as [[TokenGoodTeammate Kusanagi]], Kakyou and [[ExtremeDoormat Nataku]]. Fuuma is the most morally ambigious of them all and even though it's his job as the other Kamui to destroy mankind, he spared several people because it's their true wish to stay alive (in the manga, at least). Yuto is AffablyEvil but he seemed to care other people particularly Satsuki. Satsuki views HumansAreBastards and [[BlueAndOrangeMorality lacks the understanding on why it is wrong to kill people]]. Seishiro may come close to being evil as he is an assassin.
** The manga tends to fall into GreyAndGrayMorality [[spoiler:where after killing Seishiro, Subaru unintentionally inherits his role as the Sakurazukamori and joins the Dragons of Earth to fill his spot. Apparently, like Fuuma, he wants Kamui to realize his "true wish". Arashi had a fallout from the Dragons of Heaven as well but this is due to Hinoto's manipulations. Kanoe's reason of forming the Dragons of Earth is to free Hinoto from the burdens of being a DreamSeer and she's shocked when she found her sister's evil personality]].

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* WhiteAndGreyMorality: On paper, the Dragons of Heaven are good guys who must protect humanity while the Dragons of Earth are the ''antagonists'' (not bad guys contrary as what most people believe) who must destroy humanity to protect Earth from man's destruction. All of the Seven Seals are portrayed good who are truly motivated with their roles though several members have other motives such as Kamui (at first) and Subaru. Their leader, Hinoto, happened to have [[spoiler:an evil split personality who manipulates the Dragons of Heaven]]. The Seven Angels had several members who are morally ambigious with flaws and FreudianEscuse FreudianExcuse such as [[TokenGoodTeammate Kusanagi]], Kakyou and [[ExtremeDoormat Nataku]]. Fuuma is the most morally ambigious of them all and even though it's his job as the other Kamui to destroy mankind, he spared several people because it's their true wish to stay alive (in the manga, at least). Yuto is AffablyEvil but he seemed to care other people particularly Satsuki. Satsuki views HumansAreBastards and [[BlueAndOrangeMorality lacks the understanding on why it is wrong to kill people]]. Seishiro may come close to being evil as he is an assassin.
** The manga tends to fall into GreyAndGrayMorality [[spoiler:where after killing Seishiro, Subaru unintentionally inherits his role as the Sakurazukamori and joins the Dragons of Earth to fill his spot. Apparently, like Fuuma, he wants Kamui to realize his "true wish". Arashi had a fallout from the Dragons of Heaven as well but this is due to Hinoto's manipulations. Kanoe's reason of forming the Dragons of Earth is to free Hinoto from the burdens of being a DreamSeer [[DreamWeaver Dreamseer]] and she's shocked when she found her sister's evil personality]].
5th Apr '16 4:01:06 PM Fallon93
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* CanonWelding: The series has been tied with ''Manga/CLAMPSchoolDetectives'', ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' and the {{Alternate Universe}}s of ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''/''Manga/XxxHOLiC''.



* CanonWelding: The series has been tied with ''Manga/CLAMPSchoolDetectives'', ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' and the {{Alternate Universe}}s of ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''/''Manga/XxxHOLiC''.
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