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22nd Sep '17 2:39:35 PM JJHIL325
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* ''Manga/KoiKaze'': In RealLife, falling in love with your [[BrotherSisterIncest brother or sister]] is not something that anybody wishes to happen to them, and whoever tries to [[BreakUpDemand break up]] a sibling couple may sincerely want to prevent them from getting hurt. Even if both siblings accepted each other's feelings they would first have to deal with severe feelings of shame or depression and the fact that they could never get married, have their own children, or tell anyone about their relationship. Even so, if the couple were to accept these burdens and responsibilities in order to stay together, they might stand a chance of [[EarnYourHappyEnding making their own happiness]].

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* ''Manga/KoiKaze'': In RealLife, falling in love with your [[BrotherSisterIncest brother or sister]] is not something that anybody wishes to happen to them, and whoever tries to [[BreakUpDemand break up]] a sibling couple may sincerely want to prevent them from getting hurt.hurt (either by their own feelings or bigots attacking them). Even if both siblings accepted each other's feelings they would first have to deal with severe feelings of shame or depression and the fact that they could never get married, have their own children, or tell anyone about their relationship. Even so, if the couple were to accept these burdens and responsibilities in order to stay together, they might stand a chance of [[EarnYourHappyEnding making their own happiness]].
21st Sep '17 2:23:57 PM lilyofthevalley
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** Happens quite often with Natsu.
*** Much of Natsu's fight with Gildarts in the S-Class exam was a big anvil drop on his tendency to Leeroy it up. Considering that Gildarts had just come back from fighting the black dragon, it was probably also dropped the anvil that if Natsu couldn't beat Gildarts on his own, he has no chance against the black dragon.
*** [[spoiler:A later extension to keep Natsu from reaching GodModeSue status comes along when Future Rogue [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomps]] him in their first fight to the point of Ultear having to save his life from Future Rogue's shadow magic. A skirmish that takes place only a day after Natsu's last battle where he utterly embarrassed Sabertooth's Sting and Rogue in a two-on-one fight in which he didn't even have to resort to using his Lightning Fire abilities.]]
*** Tartaros member Silver [[OneHitKill one-hit-KOing]] Natsu with his ice-magic when the later decided to go LeeroyJenkins on the Tartaros hideout. This coming moments after people started making claims that Natsu had officially obtained GodModeSue status.
** Basically what happened to Laxus at the start of the Tartaros arc; being taken out nearly right away. Some believed this occurred due to his character showing glimpses of GodModeSue as the Grand Magic Games moved along, and that this incident brought him back down to normal level.

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** Happens quite often with Natsu.
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Much of Natsu's fight with Gildarts in the S-Class exam was a big anvil drop on his tendency to Leeroy {{Leeroy|Jenkins}} it up. Considering that Gildarts had just come back from fighting the black dragon, it was probably also dropped the anvil that if Natsu couldn't beat Gildarts on his own, he has no chance against the black dragon.
*** [[spoiler:A later extension to keep Natsu from reaching GodModeSue status comes along when Future Rogue [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomps]] him in their first fight to the point of Ultear having to save his life from Future Rogue's shadow magic. A skirmish that takes place only a day after Natsu's last battle where he utterly embarrassed Sabertooth's Sting and Rogue in a two-on-one fight in which he didn't even have to resort to using his Lightning Fire abilities.]]
*** Tartaros member Silver [[OneHitKill one-hit-KOing]] Natsu with his ice-magic when the later decided to go LeeroyJenkins on the Tartaros hideout. This coming moments after people started making claims that Natsu had officially obtained GodModeSue status.
** Basically what happened to Laxus at the start of the Tartaros arc; being taken out nearly right away. Some believed this occurred due to his character showing glimpses of GodModeSue as the Grand Magic Games moved along, and that this incident brought him back down to normal level.
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20th Sep '17 8:11:44 PM Filosera
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** Another message resulted from [[spoiler:Kamina's death]]. Never disregard people suffering from traumatic experiences or losses, simply believing they should get over it on their own, even if you're at war. Some of Team Gurren tried to help Simon, but failed due to not knowing what to do or so on. By episode 11, they no longer showed any sympathy and felt that he should either get over it or return home, with the only people having faith in him being [[TheReliableOne Rossiu]], the twins Gimmy and Darry and mroe subtly, Leeron. Ultimately though, it's Nia, the new girl that didn't even know [[spoiler:Kamina]] who speaks with him, helping him through his grief and realizing that he needs to be himself.

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** Another message resulted from [[spoiler:Kamina's death]]. Never disregard people suffering from traumatic experiences or losses, simply believing they should get over it on their own, even if you're at war. Some of Team Gurren tried to help Simon, but failed due to not knowing what to do or so on. By episode 11, they no longer showed any sympathy and felt that he should either get over it or return home, with the only people having faith in him being [[TheReliableOne Rossiu]], the twins Gimmy and Darry and mroe more subtly, Leeron. Ultimately though, it's Nia, the new girl that didn't even know [[spoiler:Kamina]] who speaks with him, helping him through his grief and realizing that he needs to be himself.
2nd Aug '17 9:10:16 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Handicapped people aren't freaks, even if they're different from you, they're still ''people'' just like you.
28th Jul '17 8:12:22 PM immblueversion
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** The end of the Tower of Heaven arc emphasizes that just because a HeroicSacrifice saves your friends' lives doesn't mean that they're going to be happy to be alive at your expense.

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** The end of the Tower of Heaven arc emphasizes that just because a HeroicSacrifice saves your friends' lives lives, that doesn't mean that they're going to be happy to be alive at your expense.



*** Much of Natsu's fight with Gildarts in the S-Class Exam was a big anvil drop on his tendency to Leeroy it up. Considering that Gildarts had just come back from fighting the black dragon, it was probably also dropped the anvil that if Natsu couldn't beat Gildarts on his own, he has no chance against the black dragon.

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*** Much of Natsu's fight with Gildarts in the S-Class Exam exam was a big anvil drop on his tendency to Leeroy it up. Considering that Gildarts had just come back from fighting the black dragon, it was probably also dropped the anvil that if Natsu couldn't beat Gildarts on his own, he has no chance against the black dragon.



*** Tartarus member, Silver, [[OneHitKill 1HKOing]] Natsu with his ice-magic when the later decided to go LeeroyJenkins on the Tartarus hide-out. This coming moments after people started making claims that Natsu had officially obtained GodModeSue status.
** Basically what happened to Laxus at the start of the ''Tartarus'' arc; being taken out nearly right away. Some believed this occurred due to his character showing glimpses of GodModeSue as the Grand Magic Games moved along, and that this incident brought him back down to normal level.

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*** Tartarus member, Silver, Tartaros member Silver [[OneHitKill 1HKOing]] one-hit-KOing]] Natsu with his ice-magic when the later decided to go LeeroyJenkins on the Tartarus hide-out.Tartaros hideout. This coming moments after people started making claims that Natsu had officially obtained GodModeSue status.
** Basically what happened to Laxus at the start of the ''Tartarus'' Tartaros arc; being taken out nearly right away. Some believed this occurred due to his character showing glimpses of GodModeSue as the Grand Magic Games moved along, and that this incident brought him back down to normal level.



* Anime/KillLaKill wouldn't be a proper product of [[Creator/StudioTrigger the creators]] of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' if it didn't carry powerful messages.

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* Anime/KillLaKill ''Anime/KillLaKill'' wouldn't be a proper product of [[Creator/StudioTrigger the creators]] of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' if it didn't carry powerful messages.



** Above all else, Anime/KillLaKill's greatest message was the one that was repeated throughout the whole series: '''''[[AwesomeMusic/KillLaKill DON'T LOSE YOUR WAY!]]''''' Throughout the series, everyone's greatest struggles happened when they lose sight of ''who'' they are and only thought about ''what'' they are:

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** Above all else, Anime/KillLaKill's ''Anime/KillLaKill'''s greatest message was the one that was repeated throughout the whole series: '''''[[AwesomeMusic/KillLaKill DON'T LOSE YOUR WAY!]]''''' Throughout the series, everyone's greatest struggles happened when they lose sight of ''who'' they are and only thought about ''what'' they are:
18th Jul '17 12:26:58 AM Tehrannotaur
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* Franchise/DragonBall:
** No matter how things may change, never forget who you are. Throughout ''Anime/DragonBall'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', and ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', Goku stayed true to himself. No matter what foe he was up against, his innocence and pureness never faltered. His love for life, friends and family, strengthened him against whomever he faced. There were times where he could have thrown it all away. It would have been easy to do, but he refused. Goku kept a firm grasp on who he was and refused to let them go. At times in life, it may be easier to change who we are to overcome challenges but if you lose yourself on your road to achieving your goals, have you truly achieved anything at all?
** You can be more than what society or the system expects from you; Goku's overall progression in strength is a great example of that. Goku was born with a power level of just two, which even by Saiyan standards, was disappointing. As a result of this, people who were a part of Freeza's Planet Trade Organisation, and even Goku's own '''father''', considered him an afterthought ''on the day he was born''. Because of his underwhelming power level he was sent to Earth, which was one of the weaker planets in the Galaxy, in order to destroy its inhabitants and clear the planet for its future sale. However, one day Goku fell down a deep ravine and hit his head, suffering severe head trauma that sent him into a coma and very nearly killed him. After he woke up, he had lost all of his Saiyan aggression, becoming a kind and mild-mannered young boy. The rest is history...
** Never forget who you're fighting for. Gokuís victories would not have been possible if it weren't for the love of his family and friends. The strong bonds between the Z fighters drove them to give everything that they had in order to save each other and their loved ones. Their friendship is truly inspirational. There is no stronger friendship than willing to do anything and everything in oneís power to protect the other. You can give nothing more than everything you have to protect your friends and family. In return, their strength becomes your own and the impossible becomes a reality.
** Nothing is more powerful than a group coming together and uniting under one common goal. The power of numbers can be seen anywhere you look in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. This lesson however was mainly inspired by the use of the [[CombinedEnergyAttack Spirit Bomb]] against Kid Buu. While Vegeta was forming his plan, he understood the strength a united group of people would provide. The power he and Goku possessed in comparison to a single person on Earth was far greater, but the combination of each and every individual on the planet was astounding. Each and every person is capable of achieving great things, but when everyone comes together as one in order to succeed, that is true greatness.
** Never be content with what you have and always strive to become better at everything you do. There were a number of times throughout Dragon Ball Z where any single one of the Z fighters could have just said that they gave up because it was too tough or that they didnít feel like it but they didnít. They strived to become stronger, to achieve what their dreams and to protect the ones that they love. If you wish to see perseverance demonstrated in one character in particular, look at Vegeta. He spent the majority of his young life ruled and enslaved. Never did he let that stop him. He continued to train knowing that one day, his opportunity would come and that he would be successful. When Goku ascended to a super Saiyan before him, he did not give up. It motivated him even more to achieve what he believed was his birthright.
** You can't fight fate. Both Bardock's and Freeza's stories exemplify this, both of their stories mirrors many Greek tragedies, incorporating the message that one cannot escape from his own fate or destiny no matter what one does to avoid it or prevent it. [[BlessedWithSuck Despite being given the gift of seeing the future]], [[YouCantFightFate Bardock failed to prevent the destruction of Planet Vegeta and the near extinction of his race.]] This was ''after'' seeing several visions of Planet Vegeta being destroyed and [[CassandraTruth failing to convince other Saiyans that Freeza was going to destroy all of them.]] In Freeza's case, he was in fear of the Legend of the Super Saiyan, so Freeza killed the Saiyans to prevent the legend ever happening, [[SelfFulfillingProphecy inadvertently created the catalyst necessary for a Saiyan to become what he had feared.]] Needless to say, Freeza ended up being defeated by the last known pure blooded Saiyan in existence, Goku, and even though Freeza miraculously survived planet Namek exploding and arrived on Earth ''before'' Goku, [[spoiler: he ended up being [[CurbStompBattle brutally killed]], along with his soldiers and his father King Cold, by another Saiyan, [[KidFromTheFuture Trunks.]]]]
** Never rely on numbers to determine or judge the content of a person's character. The reliance on scouters, a device which measures the ki on any sentient being and then outputs it as a 'combat rating', was more of hindrance to person using the scouter than an actual advantage. Guys like Raditz, Nappa, Zarbon, The Ginyu Force, Cui, Dodoria, hell, pretty much ''everybody'' who worked under Freeza, put way too much stock in the readings that scouters would provide them. Because of this they would often underestimate their opponent's abilities, and their arrogance would naturally come back to bite them in the ass. Vegeta was the only one smart enough to realize that scouters are pretty much useless and impractical in battle and he even [[LampshadeHanging mocked Jeice and Cui for putting too much reliance in them,]] [[CurbStompBattle before he executed them with great ease.]] Probably the most poignant example was when Trunks took on Freeza's soldiers on Earth, his power level was just five when one of Freeza's soldiers took a reading from the scouter and because of this, immediately dismissed Trunks as a threat. Read the spoiler in the second example to know how that fight turned out.
*** It should also be noted that Trunks power reading was last reading officially provided in the history of Dragon Ball, and it's justified when you take into consideration that many of the main cast had gotten so strong that scouters pretty much became redundant in measuring a power level because [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale it would just be way too high for the scouter to even comprehend.]]
*** Similarly, physical appearance is no indicator of a person's true worth. There are countless characters who aren't considered threatening due to their short stature or harmless visage, yet they've all displayed incredible strength. Inversely, plenty of fighters who are huge or menacing are often shown to be deeply insecure when confronted by someone who might be better than themselves.
** Pride comes before a fall. Vegeta gets his ass handed to him so many times for his stubborn pride, you start to wonder if he likes it. Few are the characters who have done more stupid things for the sake of their pride. You'd think he would learn to never underestimate his opponents after being beaten by a low class Saiyan warrior (Goku), his five year old son (Gohan), a bald midget (Krillin) and fat samurai (Yajirobe)... but nope! Vegeta's huge ego and immeasurable pride ''always'' get the best of him, which lead to him getting his ass kicked by Zarbon, Recoome, Freeza, Android 18, Cell and Majin Buu. In Cell's case he '''deliberately''' aided Cell in becoming stronger because his ego wasn't satisfied with how easy the fight was. Let this be a lesson folks, don't be like Vegeta, because it's a case of going one step forward and then ten steps back.
*** Freeza is probably an even more appropriate example. He could have killed Goku at ''any'' point during their battle but decided to drag out the fight because, like Vegeta, his ego wasn't satisfied with how easy the fight had become and he wanted to make Goku suffer more. [[spoiler: His hesitance to finish comes back to bite him as Goku eventually becomes a Super Saiyan and defeats Freeza. And even after that battle and reaching Earth ''before'' Goku, he decides not to just destroy the Earth when he has the chance because his pride wouldn't be satisfied with that, he instead wanted to make everyone on the planet suffer; cue another Saiyan, [[KidFromTheFuture Trunks]], [[CurbStompBattle who makes quick work of Freeza, his father King Cold and Freeza's soldiers]]]]. Frieza's pride and sadism were his greatest weaknesses.
** The secret to success is to be ready for when your opportunity comes. Each person has his or her own belief of why Goku is as successful as he is. Most common of course is natural talent, or the love that he has for his family and friends. Both are true, and both are key factors but in many of the battles that Goku is in he outlasts his opponent. Whether this is because of his endurance, motivation, or something else. He always bides his time until he knows he has a chance for victory. When that opportunity does come, it does not go to waste.
** Without defeat there is no victory. Through ''Dragon Ball Z'', you see nearly every single character get knocked down. Some immediately get back up and face their opponent while others cower. In the end, the struggles that they underwent resulted in them becoming successful. Each time you fall is not for nothing. Only through our failures are we able to become better. Do not look at defeat as something that is permanent; it isnít. It is a minor roadblock on your journey to becoming who you are meant to be.
** Often in life, our closer friends were once our hated enemy. Throughout all of Dragon Ball, the theme of mercy towards those who have wronged us is everywhere. Goku could have finished both Piccolo and Vegeta off, and yet he didnít. Whether this was because of his Saiyan blood and his desire to always become a better warrior by fighting people at their caliber, or if it was because of his pure heart, we will never know. But think about it, do you have those few friends that you started out on the wrong foot with them but now youíre inseparable? I sure can. It kind of makes you want to forget about first impressions all togetherÖ
** For all people talk of Goku's Aesop of "you can surpass any limitation you put your mind to", Vegeta's entire character arc offers a far more realistic and poignant one: there's always going to be someone better than you, no matter how badly you want to be the best or how hard you try, but you shouldn't allow yourself to be consumed by envy. It's only in the late Buu saga when Vegeta accepts that he will never match Goku's power that he becomes at peace with himself.
26th May '17 9:21:00 PM CLT009
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* From the movie: reality is HARD to deal with, doubly so if you've grown up with a rosy, idyllic view of adulthood and ''triply'' hard if you're dealing with a [[DarkAndTroubledPast half-forgotten trauma of some sort]]. Breaking out of that illusion will take everything you have, and relatively few people manage it. But if you really want to be an adult and take control of your life, that's the only way.

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* ** From the movie: reality is HARD to deal with, doubly so if you've grown up with a rosy, idyllic view of adulthood and ''triply'' hard if you're dealing with a [[DarkAndTroubledPast half-forgotten trauma of some sort]]. Breaking out of that illusion will take everything you have, and relatively few people manage it. But if you really want to be an adult and take control of your life, that's the only way.
26th May '17 9:20:08 PM CLT009
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** When you try to project your hopes and ideas onto other people, it just ends with everyone getting hurt. ''Especially'' if you start expecting the other person to live up to those hopes.\

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** When you try to project your hopes and ideas onto other people, it just ends with everyone getting hurt. ''Especially'' if you start expecting the other person to live up to those hopes.\


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* From the movie: reality is HARD to deal with, doubly so if you've grown up with a rosy, idyllic view of adulthood and ''triply'' hard if you're dealing with a [[DarkAndTroubledPast half-forgotten trauma of some sort]]. Breaking out of that illusion will take everything you have, and relatively few people manage it. But if you really want to be an adult and take control of your life, that's the only way.
2nd May '17 11:23:34 AM Daimos
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** In the first volume of the manga of ''Barefoot Gen'', Gen is torn between believing the government sanctioned propaganda being espoused at his school or believing in his Father Daikichi's radical anti-war, anti-governmental views. Ultimately he ends up believing in his father's beliefs and he and his family pay the price for it. Despite it's downer outcome, it shows that groupthink and collectivism isn't a good thing and sometimes being an individual is more important than following what others tell you to believe. In an age where schools and colleges have teachers who force students to believe in what they believe rather than let students find out for themselves about facts, a moral like this ''really'' needs to be dropped, lest the kind of totalitarian rule of schools and governments mix again.
7th Apr '17 9:31:38 AM Willbyr
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* ''ShugoChara'': While it does do the entire "Dreams" aesop much better than most, it has another one that might not count for the "anvil" part of the trope if it were not for the fact that Amu spells it out towards the end ("We are all the main characters of our own stories!"): ''Don't let somebody else decide everything for you''. As said before, it doesn't seem obvious at first, but the afore - mentioned quote, plus some viewing of the characters shows that it definitely ''is'': Ikuto has been following his stepfathers orders for years, although that arguably counteracts it by him blackmailing him with violence towards his mother and sister. [[spoiler: Him being reduced towards essentially nothing more than a slave, tired enough by the physical pain inflicted by his X - Egg - corrupted violin that he's prevented from doing anything other than sleep,(presumably) eat, and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy go Death Rebel/be otherwise brainwashed]], however, definitely ''doesn't''.]] Rima [[spoiler: is essentially treated less as a person and more as a valuable item by her parents, who, until later events, basically forbid her from spending any time outside of her house that doesn't involve school]], Kairi [[spoiler: is forced by his sister into doing [[TheMole actions]] that he really, ''really'' doesn't want to do]], Nadeshiko[[spoiler: /Nagihiko is, via family tradition, made to conceal his actual gender within order to "learn the feminine grace neccessary for the art of traditional Japanese dancing" (Although this is less severe than the other examples because of the fact that Nagihiko actually ''does'' like traditional Japanese dance. It's just the entire "gender hiding" bit that annoys him, partly because he sometimes wonders if it was really neccessary.)]] and, perhaps largest of all, [[spoiler: Gozen himself, A.K.A. Hikaru, eventually was [[BigBad what]] [[EmotionlessBoy he]] [[TheCollector is]] because of his grandfather basically attempted to control his entire life from the moment he was born, even if it was ostensibly for his "happiness".]]
** Also, just because you take one hit, don't just give up then and there. Remember: Everything that does not kill you only makes you stronger, and you learn from correcting your mistakes and recovering throughout everything that harms you. Trying again, despite what has happened within past, as long as you see where you screwed up and decline to do it again, is highly probable to increase the chances of getting it right. This is effective because of the fact that, unlike other [[TastesLikeDiabetes extraordinarily saccharine]] series, which tend to represent humanity within general as a huge [[SugarBowl sugar bowl]] with the only harm that may come to you outside of magical, otherworldly beings being occassional and, indeed, rather minor. H ShugoChara, however, admits that, within everyday life, harmful events happen all the time, be they malicious actions (Ikuto protecting two strangers from whats implied to be attempted rape, and then having the ''shit'' beaten out of him for it, albeit offscreen, [[spoiler: Rima's bacstory having her kidnapped, Utau VS. the ecording and music industry and mostly forgetful general public after leaving Easter,]] ect.) or careless mistakes (''Lots'' of filler characters, [[spoiler:(Kazamu's son, daughter-in-law, and wife dying in a car accident, although, admittedly, that one [[BigBad didn't turn]] [[{{Tykebomb}} out]] [[EmotionlessBoy too well]]... [[HeelFaceTurn Until it does.]]]], but ''like hell'' does it give them an excuse to give up, and, honestly, ''nothing'' does.

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* ''ShugoChara'': ''Manga/ShugoChara'': While it does do the entire "Dreams" aesop much better than most, it has another one that might not count for the "anvil" part of the trope if it were not for the fact that Amu spells it out towards the end ("We are all the main characters of our own stories!"): ''Don't let somebody else decide everything for you''. As said before, it doesn't seem obvious at first, but the afore - mentioned quote, plus some viewing of the characters shows that it definitely ''is'': Ikuto has been following his stepfathers orders for years, although that arguably counteracts it by him blackmailing him with violence towards his mother and sister. [[spoiler: Him being reduced towards essentially nothing more than a slave, tired enough by the physical pain inflicted by his X - Egg - corrupted violin that he's prevented from doing anything other than sleep,(presumably) eat, and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy go Death Rebel/be otherwise brainwashed]], however, definitely ''doesn't''.]] Rima [[spoiler: is essentially treated less as a person and more as a valuable item by her parents, who, until later events, basically forbid her from spending any time outside of her house that doesn't involve school]], Kairi [[spoiler: is forced by his sister into doing [[TheMole actions]] that he really, ''really'' doesn't want to do]], Nadeshiko[[spoiler: /Nagihiko is, via family tradition, made to conceal his actual gender within order to "learn the feminine grace neccessary for the art of traditional Japanese dancing" (Although this is less severe than the other examples because of the fact that Nagihiko actually ''does'' like traditional Japanese dance. It's just the entire "gender hiding" bit that annoys him, partly because he sometimes wonders if it was really neccessary.)]] and, perhaps largest of all, [[spoiler: Gozen himself, A.K.A. Hikaru, eventually was [[BigBad what]] [[EmotionlessBoy he]] [[TheCollector is]] because of his grandfather basically attempted to control his entire life from the moment he was born, even if it was ostensibly for his "happiness".]]
** Also, just because you take one hit, don't just give up then and there. Remember: Everything that does not kill you only makes you stronger, and you learn from correcting your mistakes and recovering throughout everything that harms you. Trying again, despite what has happened within past, as long as you see where you screwed up and decline to do it again, is highly probable to increase the chances of getting it right. This is effective because of the fact that, unlike other [[TastesLikeDiabetes extraordinarily saccharine]] series, which tend to represent humanity within general as a huge [[SugarBowl sugar bowl]] with the only harm that may come to you outside of magical, otherworldly beings being occassional and, indeed, rather minor. H ShugoChara, ''Shugo Chara'', however, admits that, within everyday life, harmful events happen all the time, be they malicious actions (Ikuto protecting two strangers from whats implied to be attempted rape, and then having the ''shit'' beaten out of him for it, albeit offscreen, [[spoiler: Rima's bacstory having her kidnapped, Utau VS. the ecording and music industry and mostly forgetful general public after leaving Easter,]] ect.) or careless mistakes (''Lots'' of filler characters, [[spoiler:(Kazamu's son, daughter-in-law, and wife dying in a car accident, although, admittedly, that one [[BigBad didn't turn]] [[{{Tykebomb}} out]] [[EmotionlessBoy too well]]... [[HeelFaceTurn Until it does.]]]], but ''like hell'' does it give them an excuse to give up, and, honestly, ''nothing'' does.
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