History Manga / ZatchBell

18th May '17 7:11:28 PM rjd1922
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The series ran for 33 volumes and was adapted into a 150 episode anime.

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The series ran for 33 volumes and was adapted into a 150 episode anime.
anime, [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/zatch-bell which is available on]] Website/{{Crunchyroll}}.
22nd Jan '17 10:29:32 AM CelestialDraco
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* Meaningful Name: Apollo has the ability to know things before they happen, he can fortell them. The greek god apollo was God of the Sun (Apollo's family crest) and Divination.

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* Meaningful Name: MeaningfulName: Apollo has the ability to know things before they happen, he can fortell them. The greek god apollo was God of the Sun (Apollo's family crest) and Divination.



* Melodrama: One of the defining traits of the series. May result in {{Tearjerker}} or {{Narm}}, or possibly both, depending on the viewer.

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* Melodrama: {{Melodrama}}: One of the defining traits of the series. May result in {{Tearjerker}} or {{Narm}}, or possibly both, depending on the viewer.
6th Dec '16 12:39:18 AM remtar85
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* CantCatchUp: While some occasional one-shot characters could count, Purio is easily the best example for this trope. His spells have great potential and could well make him a powerhouse, but he's an immature spoiled brat and his book keeper is a complete spaz, so they never truly realize the full potential Purio has. Even after they make it to the top ten in the battle, they have finally achieved a Dioga level spell (which makes Purio spit out a gigantic rush of acid), they're up against a very seasoned opponent who can easily counter an otherwise extremely powerful spell.
26th Nov '16 8:23:30 PM Eagal
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* BoringButPractical: Rare profession example. When Kiyomaro's class is asked what they want to do when they grow up, they all give strange responses, but the last one says he wants to be a salaryman. Most of the students chide him for the lack of imagination, but the teacher actually praises him. He then goes on to explain there is nothing wrong with a job like that. He explains that aiming to become a celebrity, athlete or performer are wonderful jobs to dream about. He then goes on to ask them what is there to do after the time in the limelight and the stability of their lifestyle. You can read the whole thing starting [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-25411-15/zatch-bell/chapter-276.html here]].

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* BoringButPractical: Rare profession example. When Kiyomaro's class is asked what they want to do when they grow up, they all give strange responses, but the last one says he wants to be a salaryman. Most of the students chide him for the lack of imagination, but the teacher actually praises him. He then goes on to explain there is nothing wrong with a job like that. He explains that aiming to become a celebrity, athlete or performer are wonderful jobs to dream about. He then goes on to ask them what is there to do after the time in the limelight and the stability of their lifestyle. You can read the whole thing starting [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-25411-15/zatch-bell/chapter-276.html here]].



** The [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18496-12/zatch-bell/chapter-135.html Professor Riddles]]



%%** The Professor Riddles



** [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18522-10/zatch-bell/chapter-161.html You seriously WON'T want to get Brago pissed off]]. [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18522-11/zatch-bell/chapter-161.html Zofis learned this the worst way possible.]]
* [[spoiler:DeathIsCheap: Kiyo dies during the fight in Faudo. It takes about 40 chapters for him to start fighting again, and he even gets powered up for the experience. Then again 40 chapters is a rather large cost.]]

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** [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18522-10/zatch-bell/chapter-161.html You seriously WON'T want to get Brago pissed off]]. [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18522-11/zatch-bell/chapter-161.html Zofis learned this the worst way possible.]]
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* [[spoiler:DeathIsCheap: DeathIsCheap: Kiyo dies during the fight in Faudo. It takes about 40 chapters for him to start fighting again, and he even gets powered up for the experience. Then again 40 chapters is a rather large cost.]]



* DemonHead: Kiyo. [[spoiler: This reached epic heights during his UnstoppableRage against Rodeux in the manga. AND THE ONLY ONE ABLE TO MAKE ZENO TERRIFIED (At least for a few seconds though). Dufort even broke a sweat. (To see this, go to SayMyName)]]
** [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18617-11/zatch-bell/chapter-256.html Rodeaux pissed off Kiyo... Big mistake.]]

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* DemonHead: Kiyo. [[spoiler: This reached epic heights during his UnstoppableRage against Rodeux in the manga. AND THE ONLY ONE ABLE TO MAKE ZENO TERRIFIED (At least for a few seconds though). Dufort even broke a sweat. (To see this, go to SayMyName)]]\n** [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18617-11/zatch-bell/chapter-256.html ]]
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Rodeaux pissed off Kiyo... Big mistake.]]Kiyo



* Family Honor: Leo's motivation to become king.

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* Family Honor: FamilyHonor: Leo's motivation to become king.



** Or it could be FanService, depending on if you like that kind of thing.



** VomitIndiscretionShot: In the manga, they throw up instead.



* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Later in the series, these mamodo discover useful ways to use their powers. Kanchome, in particular, [[spoiler: becomes possibly the strongest mamodo in the series]], while Momon holds off two evil mamodo with relative ease.



* [[spoiler:LightIsNotGood]]: Zeno, ** [[spoiler:Clear Note (and then some. The dude's spellbook is see-through).]]

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* [[spoiler:LightIsNotGood]]: Zeno, ** [[spoiler:Clear Note (and then some. The dude's spellbook is see-through).]]%%* LightIsNotGood: Zeno and Clear Note



* MyEyesAreUpHere: Big Boing inverts this while dancing for Kiyo by demanding that he look at her chest while she dances. [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18537-4/zatch-bell/chapter-176.html "Please look at the boin!"]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: '''[[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18577-17/zatch-bell/chapter-216.html Thunder Emperor Zeno]]'''

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* MyEyesAreUpHere: Big Boing inverts this while dancing for Kiyo by demanding that he look at her chest while she dances. [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18537-4/zatch-bell/chapter-176.html "Please look at the boin!"]]
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: '''[[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18577-17/zatch-bell/chapter-216.html Thunder '''Thunder Emperor Zeno]]'''Zeno'''



** Late Manga Spoilers: [[spoiler:Somewhat subverted later in the manga, when it's revealed that the entire population of the demon world, including those who were sent back in the battle essentially ''are'' dead. They've been reduced to a spirit form until the winner is crowned, upon which the king can choose to either revive whoever they'd like, or instead remove them from existence.]]

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** Late Manga Spoilers: [[spoiler:Somewhat Somewhat subverted later in the manga, when it's revealed that the [[spoiler:the entire population of the demon world, including those who were sent back in the battle essentially ''are'' dead. They've been reduced to a spirit form until the winner is crowned, upon which the king can choose to either revive whoever they'd like, or instead remove them from existence.]]



* OhCrap: [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18508-15/zatch-bell/chapter-147.html Demolt.]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18508-16/zatch-bell/chapter-147.html Here's the rest of him.]]
** And then, in a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilariously]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] [[InvertedTrope inversion,]] Demolt ends up on the other end of it [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18517-13/zatch-bell/chapter-156.html when he realizes]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18517-14/zatch-bell/chapter-156.html he's looking at]] [[IdentityImpersonator Kanchome instead of Zatch.]]

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* OhCrap: [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18508-15/zatch-bell/chapter-147.html %%* OhCrap: Demolt.]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18508-16/zatch-bell/chapter-147.html Here's the rest of him.]]
** And then, in a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilariously]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] [[InvertedTrope inversion,]] Demolt ends up on the other end of it [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18517-13/zatch-bell/chapter-156.html when he realizes]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18517-14/zatch-bell/chapter-156.html he's looking at]] [[IdentityImpersonator Kanchome instead of Zatch.]]



* OnlySaneMan: Oh, ''Kiyo''!

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* %%* OnlySaneMan: Oh, ''Kiyo''!Kiyo



* PersonalityPowers: Spells are intimately tied to CharacterDevelopment, so it was fairly obvious; brash and outgoing Zatch has lightning, SmallNameBigEgo wannabe Kanchome has illusion powers, and so on. Taken to an extreme with pervert Momon, who has a moveset entirely based on ''skirt-flipping and running away''. There's also Tia, who gets mostly healing and defensive spells, which is her true nature. However, she also has a spell that makes it [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18547-4/zatch-bell/chapter-186.html quite clear]] that pressing her BerserkButton is a ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes VERY BAD ]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18547-10/zatch-bell/chapter-186.html IDEA.]]''

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* PersonalityPowers: Spells are intimately tied to CharacterDevelopment, so it was fairly obvious; brash and outgoing Zatch has lightning, SmallNameBigEgo wannabe Kanchome has illusion powers, and so on. Taken to an extreme with pervert Momon, who has a moveset entirely based on ''skirt-flipping and running away''. There's also Tia, who gets mostly healing and defensive spells, which is her true nature. However, she also has a spell that makes it [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18547-4/zatch-bell/chapter-186.html quite clear]] clear that pressing her BerserkButton is a ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes VERY BAD ]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18547-10/zatch-bell/chapter-186.html IDEA.]]''



** For example, [[spoiler: [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-25407-2/zatch-bell/chapter-272.html Zeno regrets his villainous acts]] and [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-25407-4/zatch-bell/chapter-272.html protects his partner from getting hit Bao Zakeruga, which was very likely to kill him]].]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Brago and Zatch rather obviously. Also, subtler (and less important), Karudio and Ponygon.

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** For example, [[spoiler: [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-25407-2/zatch-bell/chapter-272.html [[spoiler: Zeno regrets his villainous acts]] and [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-25407-4/zatch-bell/chapter-272.html protects his partner from getting hit Bao Zakeruga, which was very likely to kill him]].]]
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RedOniBlueOni: Brago and Zatch rather obviously. Also, subtler (and less important), Karudio and Ponygon.



* RunningGag: [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18456-13/zatch-bell/chapter-95.html It's]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18456-14/zatch-bell/chapter-95.html a]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18458-4/zatch-bell/chapter-97.html lie]].
** Eventually followed by a TearJerker of a [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18496-9/zatch-bell/chapter-135.html subversion]].

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* RunningGag: [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18456-13/zatch-bell/chapter-95.html It's]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18456-14/zatch-bell/chapter-95.html a]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18458-4/zatch-bell/chapter-97.html lie]].
** Eventually followed by a TearJerker of a [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18496-9/zatch-bell/chapter-135.html subversion]].



%%** It's a lie.



* SayMyName: [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18614-13/zatch-bell/chapter-253.html ZEEEOOOOOOOON...!]]

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* %%* SayMyName: [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18614-13/zatch-bell/chapter-253.html ZEEEOOOOOOOON...!]]!



* TookALevelInBadass: Sherry was pretty badass to begin with, but she was still human (which showed on long journeys with Brago when she got tired and occasionally passed out from exhaustion). But right around the time Zofis's castle was being attacked, she started displaying very impressive abilities, such as [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18488-6/zatch-bell/chapter-127.html dodging high-level attacks on her own]]. So it's more like she already had levels in {{Badass}} and then took a few more.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Sherry was pretty badass to begin with, but she was still human (which showed on long journeys with Brago when she got tired and occasionally passed out from exhaustion). But right around the time Zofis's castle was being attacked, she started displaying very impressive abilities, such as [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18488-6/zatch-bell/chapter-127.html dodging high-level attacks on her own]]. own. So it's more like she already had levels in {{Badass}} badass and then took a few more.



** [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18614-8/zatch-bell/chapter-253.html The First Spell... ZAKERU]] drove Rodeux in a VillainousBSOD.

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** [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18614-8/zatch-bell/chapter-253.html The First Spell... ZAKERU]] ZAKERU drove Rodeux in a VillainousBSOD.



* VillainSong - [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Lots of]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny them]].

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* VillainSong - [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Lots of]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny them]].VillainSong:



* VomitIndiscretionShot: In the manga, they throw up instead.



** HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Later in the series, these mamodo discover useful ways to use their powers. Kanchome, in particular, [[spoiler: becomes possibly the strongest mamodo in the series]], while Momon holds off two evil mamodo with relative ease.



** During the battle against Zeno, Zatch uses [[spoiler:the real]] Bao Zakeruga, [[spoiler:[[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18623-9/zatch-bell/chapter-262.html a power that feasts on anger and hatred, who even Zeno came to admit if he were to use it he'd be devoured by it.]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18623-7/zatch-bell/chapter-262.html Zatch nearly died when using it]].]]

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** During the battle against Zeno, Zatch uses [[spoiler:the real]] Bao Zakeruga, [[spoiler:[[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18623-9/zatch-bell/chapter-262.html a [[spoiler:a power that feasts on anger and hatred, who even Zeno came to admit if he were to use it he'd be devoured by it.]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18623-7/zatch-bell/chapter-262.html it. Zatch nearly died when using it]].]]



* YoungerThanTheyLook: Would you beleive [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18491-9/zatch-bell/chapter-130.html that Belgim E.O is a "child" who is at the same grade that Zatch is?]]

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Would you beleive [[http://www.mangareader.net/266-18491-9/zatch-bell/chapter-130.html believe that [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/zatchbell/images/0/08/Belugim_EO.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20111030210407 Belgim E.O O.]] is a "child" who is at the same grade that Zatch is?]]
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26th Nov '16 8:14:04 PM Eagal
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** CharacterizationMarchesOn: Sure, Kane just grew out of his bully phase, but the sadistic way in which he behaved in the first story is so ''radically'' different from how he is for the rest of the series that it really feels like this trope at work.

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** * CharacterizationMarchesOn: Sure, Kane just grew out of his bully phase, but the sadistic way in which he behaved in the first story is so ''radically'' different from how he is for the rest of the series that it really feels like this trope at work.
26th Nov '16 8:11:07 PM Eagal
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* {{Bowdlerize}}: Zatch is given boxers in the English dub while he had nothing under his cloak in the original.
** He actually does wear boxers under his cloak in the Japanese version of both the anime and manga, but the English version of the first manga chapter ends up showing Gash putting boxers on over ANOTHER pair of boxers. Meanwhile, the dub of the first episode cuts out a scene of Kiyo [[{{FanDisservice}} accidentally getting a close look Zatch's naked crotch]] before screaming and falling over in shock.

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* {{Bowdlerize}}: Zatch is given boxers in the English dub while he had nothing under his cloak in the original.
{{Bowdlerize}}:
** He actually does wear boxers under his cloak in the Japanese version of both the anime and manga, but the The English version of the first manga chapter ends up showing Gash putting boxers on over ANOTHER pair of boxers. boxers.
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Meanwhile, the dub of the first episode cuts out a scene of Kiyo [[{{FanDisservice}} accidentally getting a close look Zatch's naked crotch]] before screaming and falling over in shock.



*** Viz tends to do this whenever they have an anime adaptation, so they try to make the edits emulate what happens in the animation. Never mind the fact that one of the characters insults Kiyomaro by calling him "Piyomaru" in the English dub, even though he's called "Kiyo" in that dub.
26th Nov '16 8:05:46 PM Eagal
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** Arguably Zofis' defeat to the perspective of the main heroes. After recovering from fighting Demolt, they go to where Zofis is...and he's already been defeated and tied up by Sherry and Brago. Averted in the anime, which puts the rest of the characters closer to the action.

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** Arguably Zofis' defeat to the perspective of the main heroes. After recovering from fighting Demolt, they go to where Zofis is...and he's already been defeated and tied up by Sherry and Brago. Averted in the anime, which puts the rest of the characters closer to the action.
26th Nov '16 7:57:50 PM Eagal
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* BadassArmFold: Happens on occasion, and Kiyo pulls off a nice one [[http://ani-haven.net/hr-alpha/Konjiki_No_Gash/28/12 here]]

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* BadassArmFold: Happens on occasion, and Kiyo pulls off a nice one [[http://ani-haven.net/hr-alpha/Konjiki_No_Gash/28/12 here]]occasion.
26th Nov '16 7:46:33 PM Eagal
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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Because of her pacifistic nature, Kolulu was saddled with a second, MUCH more violent personality that manifested whenever her spells were cast in order to ensure her participation in the battle for kingship. Before her this is also shown with Gofure, the dog Gash meets in the rain - both terrified of his Bookmaster and very clearly not wanting to fight Gash, but when the spell is read he loses all control. Rein and Momon are -willing- to fight despite not being interested in fighting or becoming King, so they don't have the second personalities like full-on absolute pacifists like Kolulu and Gofure.

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Because of her pacifistic nature, Kolulu was saddled with a second, MUCH more violent personality that manifested whenever her spells were cast in order to ensure her participation in the battle for kingship. Before her this is also shown with Gofure, the dog Gash meets in the rain - both terrified of his Bookmaster and very clearly not wanting to fight Gash, but when the spell is read he loses all control. Rein and Momon are -willing- willing to fight despite not being interested in fighting or becoming King, so they don't have the second personalities like full-on absolute pacifists like Kolulu and Gofure.
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* OrganAutonomy: [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Faudo]] has a number of smaller Mamodos living inside him that run his bodily functions, most notably Unko Tin Tin, the guardian of his digestive tract, and the unnamed operator of his heart. When Faudo is asleep, the heroes pass them without incident and they seem harmless... but when he wakes up, it turns out they're both [[NotSoHarmlessVillain extremely strong]], each requiring a HeroicSacrifice of a GuestStarPartyMember to bring down. Faudo's white blood cells are also semi-sentient and serve as the {{Mooks}} of the arc.
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