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23rd Sep '17 10:22:07 AM Eddy1215
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* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Canaletto. He was behind the events of the entire series, subtly manipulating Molly so that she would win the title of Avatar, but knew she would turn it down, allowing him to be freed]].
17th Mar '17 10:38:51 AM StoneBasilisk
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Eva is caught in the middle of it all while trying to find her father, who had abandoned her after the death of her mother. Under the name of "Molly", she joins her dad's racing team to the outer reaches of space, where they take part in the Great Race. Having learned of the Prize, she hopes to win it to bring back her mother and put her family's life back together.

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Eva Wei is caught in the middle of it all while trying to find her father, who had abandoned her after the death of her mother. Under the name of "Molly", she joins her dad's racing team to the outer reaches of space, where they take part in the Great Race. Having learned of the Prize, she hopes to win it to bring back her mother and put her family's life back together.



*** [[spoiler: A GovernmentConspiracy covers [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold up what happened]] which means that humanity might be even less prepared for the race in 10,000 years. Furthermore, the government's willingness to resume war early, and their hope to use a human Avatar to ensure human supremacy, has illustrated that humanity and the crogs are NotSoDifferent.]]

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*** ** [[spoiler: A GovernmentConspiracy covers [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold covers up what happened]] happened]], which means that humanity might be even less prepared for the race in 10,000 years. years, assuming they still exist that far into the future. Furthermore, the government's willingness to resume war early, and their hope to use a human an Avatar to ensure human supremacy, has illustrated that humanity and the crogs are NotSoDifferent.]]



* BoringInvincibleHero: Averted quite nicely; The Earth team is not only a dark horse at best, they've also spent time at the very bottom of the rankings. When they get to the semifinals, against the likes of Groor and Aikka, they come to Ōban in third place... out of three. They lose against better racers often, and are dead last for the majority of races on Oban.

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* BoringInvincibleHero: Averted quite nicely; The Earth team is not only a dark horse at best, they've also spent time at the very bottom of the rankings. When they get to the semifinals, against the likes of Groor Toros and Aikka, they come to Ōban in third place... out of three. They lose against better racers often, and are dead last for the majority of races on Oban.Ōban itself.



* DarkIsEvil: The Crogs.

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* DarkIsEvil: The Crogs.Crogs and [[spoiler:Canaletto]].



* DwindlingParty: A necessity of the race format, though there are only a few casualties or fatalities in the qualifying rounds. It soon becomes much closer to a DeadlyGame once everyone is on Ōban, though. [[spoiler:Only five (of nine) teams apparently make it off Ōban judging by the end sequence and the remaining ships around the temple; the Earth Team, Ning and Skun, the Nourasians, Muir, and Lord Furter (and his crew, of course). Of those, only one or two still have flight-worthy racers. Sul and Kross are quite definitely KilledOffForReal. Ondai is incapacitated in the city by Aikka and likely destroyed when Canaletto crashes the Flying Temple into the city. Finally, O performs a HeroicSacrifice so that Molly, Jordan, and Aikka can face Canaletto.]]

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* DwindlingParty: A necessity of the race format, though there are only a few casualties or fatalities in the qualifying rounds. It soon becomes much closer to a DeadlyGame once everyone is on Ōban, though. [[spoiler:Only five (of nine) teams apparently make it off Ōban judging by the end sequence and the remaining ships around the temple; the Earth Team, Ning and Skun, the Nourasians, Muir, and Lord Furter (and his crew, of course). Of those, only one or two still have flight-worthy racers. Sul and is banished to another dimension by Canaletto for being TooPowerfulToLive. Kross are quite definitely KilledOffForReal.is killed in the final race, when Molly manages to crash his star-racer. Ondai is incapacitated in the city by Aikka and likely destroyed when Canaletto crashes the Flying Temple into the city. Finally, O performs a HeroicSacrifice so that Molly, Jordan, and Aikka can face Canaletto.]]



* FacialMarkings: Molly and her mother, Maya. WordOfGod confirms that they're tattoos, in case you were wondering.

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* FacialMarkings: Molly Eva and her mother, Maya. WordOfGod confirms that they're tattoos, in case you were wondering.tattoos.



* FallingIntoTheCockpit: When Rick is unable to fly the ''Arrow'', Don Wei stubbornly refuses to let Molly take his place, despite the fact that she is the only other person on the team with any hope of success. So what does Molly do? While Don's not around, she uses her WrenchWench skills to reconfigure the ''Arrow'''s controls and hijacks the ship for the next race. She [[BeginnersLuck barely manages to win]], but Don is still so angry with her disobedience that he wants to withdraw the whole team from the race. It takes a direct order from the President of the Earth Coalition to keep him from doing so, and another disaster with Rick, to make Molly the team's permanent pilot.
* FantasticRacism: Every alien race hates humans, or treats them as inferior.

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* FallingIntoTheCockpit: When Rick is unable to fly the ''Arrow'', Don Wei stubbornly refuses to let Molly take his place, despite the fact that she is the only other person on the team with any hope of success. So what does Molly do? While Don's not around, she uses her WrenchWench skills to reconfigure the ''Arrow'''s controls and hijacks the ship for the next race. She [[BeginnersLuck barely manages to win]], but Don is still so angry with her disobedience that he wants to withdraw the whole team from the race. It takes a direct order [[ButThouMust reprimand from the President of the Earth Coalition Coalition]] to keep him from doing so, and another disaster with Rick, to make Molly the team's permanent pilot.
* FantasticRacism: Every Jordan Wilde harbors intense distrust towards nearly every alien race hates humans, or treats race, never missing a chance to call them as inferior."scum". He despises the crogs for their invasion of Earth, and accuses the nourasians of being their allies (when in fact they were conquered and vassalized by the Imperium).



* FragileSpeedster: The ''Whizzing Arrow'' is one of the fastest ships in the competition. Only the Krog racers even come close once the MidSeasonUpgrade comes into play. It is, however, ridiculously fragile compared to most other racers, and is armed only with a weak machine-gun turret. Most of its losses come from it being taken out by the competition, sometimes without even trying.
* FreudianTrio: [[TheMcCoy Molly]], [[TheKirk Jordan]] and [[TheSpock Aikka]] are officially designed to fit this trope.

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* FragileSpeedster: The ''Whizzing Arrow'' is one of the fastest ships in the competition. Only the Krog crog racers even come close once the MidSeasonUpgrade comes into play. It is, however, ridiculously fragile compared to most other racers, and is armed only with a weak machine-gun turret. Most of its losses come from it being taken out by the competition, sometimes without even trying.
* FreudianTrio: [[TheKirk Molly]], [[TheMcCoy Molly]], [[TheKirk Jordan]] and [[TheSpock Aikka]] are officially designed to fit this trope.
16th Mar '17 7:17:37 PM StoneBasilisk
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Every 10,000 years, teams from all over the universe are gathered by the mysterious Avatar to compete in the Mos Eisley Pod Racing Championship... Er... Great Race of Ōban, a race with much more at stake than just honor or prize money. According to legend, the winner is awarded the Ultimate Prize, which is rumored to grant ''any'' wish, from large-scale destruction to, perhaps, the resurrection of a loved one. Some want it for glory, others as a way of universal domination. However, the true nature of the Prize is shrouded in mystery, and things are not what they appear to be...

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Every 10,000 years, teams from all over the universe are gathered by the mysterious Avatar to compete in the Mos Eisley Pod Racing Championship... Er... Great Race of Ōban, a race with much more at stake than just honor or prize money. According to legend, the winner is awarded the Ultimate Prize, which is rumored to grant ''any'' wish, from large-scale destruction to, perhaps, the resurrection of a loved one. Some want it for glory, others as a way of universal domination. However, the true nature of the Prize is shrouded in mystery, and things are not what they appear to be...
16th Mar '17 10:26:39 AM StoneBasilisk
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On February 25th, 2017, series artist Thomas Romain [[https://twitter.com/Thomasintokyo/status/835702208746270720 tweeted]] that a SequelSeries to ''Ōban'' was potentially in the works. On February 28th, Savin Yeatman-Eiffel tweeted a [[https://twitter.com/EiffelSavin/status/836753768582680577 piece of concept art]] related to the project, depicting Eva and Prince Aikka [[TimeSkip "a few years later"]].
14th Mar '17 7:06:05 AM Chrispang
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Every 10,000 years, teams from all over the universe are gathered by the mysterious Avatar to compete in the Great Race of Ōban, a race with much more at stake than just honor or prize money. According to legend, the winner is awarded the Ultimate Prize, which is rumored to grant ''any'' wish, from large-scale destruction to, perhaps, the resurrection of a loved one. Some want it for glory, others as a way of universal domination. However, the true nature of the Prize is shrouded in mystery, and things are not what they appear to be...

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Every 10,000 years, teams from all over the universe are gathered by the mysterious Avatar to compete in the Mos Eisley Pod Racing Championship... Er... Great Race of Ōban, a race with much more at stake than just honor or prize money. According to legend, the winner is awarded the Ultimate Prize, which is rumored to grant ''any'' wish, from large-scale destruction to, perhaps, the resurrection of a loved one. Some want it for glory, others as a way of universal domination. However, the true nature of the Prize is shrouded in mystery, and things are not what they appear to be...
26th Feb '17 11:12:58 AM StoneBasilisk
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''Oban Star-Racers'' (2006) is an {{Animesque}} racing series created by Savin Yeatman-Eiffel, co-produced by French and Japanese animation studios.

Every 10,000 years, teams from all over the universe are gathered by the mysterious Avatar to compete in the Great Race of Oban, a race with much more at stake than just honor or prize money. According to legend, the winner is awarded the Ultimate Prize, which is rumored to grant ''any'' wish, from large-scale destruction to, perhaps, the resurrection of a loved one. Some want it for glory, others as a way of universal domination. However, the true nature of the Prize is shrouded in mystery, and things are not what they appear to be...

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''Oban ''Ōban Star-Racers'' (2006) is an {{Animesque}} racing series created by Savin Yeatman-Eiffel, co-produced by French and Japanese animation studios.

Every 10,000 years, teams from all over the universe are gathered by the mysterious Avatar to compete in the Great Race of Oban, Ōban, a race with much more at stake than just honor or prize money. According to legend, the winner is awarded the Ultimate Prize, which is rumored to grant ''any'' wish, from large-scale destruction to, perhaps, the resurrection of a loved one. Some want it for glory, others as a way of universal domination. However, the true nature of the Prize is shrouded in mystery, and things are not what they appear to be...



* AlienInvasion: Type 1. Before the start of the series, Earth was attacked by the Crogs. The aliens retreated only because of the 25 year Truce of Oban, and they have every intention of trying again.

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* AlienInvasion: Type 1. Before the start of the series, Earth was attacked by the Crogs. The aliens retreated only because of the 25 year Truce of Oban, Ōban, and they have every intention of trying again.



* AllThereInTheManual: ''The Art of Oban Star-Racers'' features an in-depth timeline and backstory on racers like Toros and Ceres - and explains in full the significance of Jordan's grandfather.

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* AllThereInTheManual: ''The Art of Oban Ōban Star-Racers'' features an in-depth timeline and backstory on racers like Toros and Ceres - and explains in full the significance of Jordan's grandfather.



* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Sul]]

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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Sul]]Due to being TooPowerfulToLive and disrupting Canaletto's plans, Sul is banished to another dimension and is never seen again.]]



* AntiVillain: Ning and Skun, after it's revealed that they want the ultimate prize to reunite their people. The same can be said for practically any of the opposing pilots in the Oban cycle except for Lord Furter, Sul, and Kross.

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* AntiVillain: Ning and Skun, after it's revealed that they want the ultimate prize to reunite their people. The same can be said for practically any of the opposing pilots in the Oban Ōban cycle except for Lord Furter, Sul, and Kross.



* AnyoneCanDie: It doesn't matter if you're a villain, a neutral racer, or a hero, very few characters have immunity in this series. It's especially notable once [[spoiler:Canaletto]] takes center stage. Among the casualties are [[spoiler:the Mad Scrub, Toros (although this hinges more on implications), Sul, Kross, Satis, O, and Canaletto himself]] bite the dust by the end of the series. This also includes non-fatal renditions of this trope: [[spoiler:Rick Thunderbolt is permanently thrust out of the plot halfway through the series due to a CareerEndingInjury and Jordan [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascends To A Higher Plane Of Existence]] to save Molly]].
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Ceres constantly hurls verbal abuse at his opponents and likes to reiterate his superiority by playing his flute to make them hallucinate and probably crash. Grooor plays it similarly, focusing on humiliating his opponent and disabling their star racer. He confronts Molly after his loss with the serious intention to ''kill her''.

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* AnyoneCanDie: It doesn't matter if you're a villain, a neutral racer, or a hero, very few characters have immunity in this series. It's especially notable once [[spoiler:Canaletto]] takes center stage. Among the casualties are [[spoiler:the Mad Scrub, Toros (although this hinges more on implications), Sul, Kross, Satis, O, and Canaletto himself]] bite the dust by the end of the series. This also includes non-fatal renditions of this trope: [[spoiler:Rick Thunderbolt is permanently thrust out of the plot halfway through the series due to a CareerEndingInjury and Jordan [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascends To A Higher Plane Of Existence]] to save Molly]].
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Ceres constantly hurls verbal abuse at his opponents and likes to reiterate his superiority by playing his flute to make them hallucinate and probably crash. Grooor Groor plays it similarly, focusing on humiliating his opponent and disabling their star racer. He confronts Molly after his loss with the serious intention to ''kill her''.



* BadassBiker / BikerBabe: Molly on her rocket seat, which she grafts on the the Arrow's steering column. Ning and Skun's star racers are both essentially flying motorcycles - one is a racing bike and the other's a chopper, based on the handlebars.
* BarBrawl: Molly and Jordan get into one of these with Grooor. Aikka intervenes before too much stuff gets broken.

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* BadassBiker / BikerBabe: BadassBiker[=/=]BikerBabe: Molly on her rocket seat, which she grafts on the the Arrow's ''Arrow'''s steering column. Ning and Skun's star racers are both essentially flying motorcycles - one is a racing bike and the other's a chopper, based on the handlebars.
* BarBrawl: Molly and Jordan get into one of these with Grooor.Groor. Aikka intervenes before too much stuff gets broken.



* BenevolentPrecursors: The Creators. [[spoiler: In short, they made everything that exists and set up a system to keep it safe before they died out]]

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* BenevolentPrecursors: The Creators.Great Beings. [[spoiler: In short, they made everything that exists and set up a system to keep it safe before they died out]]



* BigBad: [[spoiler:Canaletto]].

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* BigBad: [[spoiler:Canaletto]].[[spoiler:Canaletto, a former Avatar sealed away inside the Temple of Ōban]].



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Jordan Wilde becomes the new Avatar, destroying Canaletto and restoring Oban. However, he does this having just admitted his love for Eva. The last shot of him is one of him [[ManlyTears silently crying]], as the chances of him ever seeing Eva again as the Avatar are unlikely. Everyone else, however, returns home to happier lives.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Jordan Wilde becomes the new Avatar, destroying Canaletto and restoring Oban.Ōban. However, he does this having just admitted his love for Eva. The last shot of him is one of him [[ManlyTears silently crying]], as the chances of him ever seeing Eva again as the Avatar are unlikely. Everyone else, however, returns home to happier lives.]]



*** [[spoiler: Also a GovernmentConspiracy covers up what happened which means that humanity might be even less prepared for the race in 10,000 years along with the fact that the conspiracy wanted to use "their" new Avatar for human supremacy]]

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*** [[spoiler: Also a A GovernmentConspiracy covers [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold up what happened happened]] which means that humanity might be even less prepared for the race in 10,000 years along with years. Furthermore, the fact that the conspiracy wanted government's willingness to resume war early, and their hope to use "their" new a human Avatar for to ensure human supremacy]]supremacy, has illustrated that humanity and the crogs are NotSoDifferent.]]



* BoringInvincibleHero: Averted quite nicely; The Earth team is not only a dark horse at best, they've also spent time at the very bottom of the rankings. When they get to the semifinals, against the likes of Groor and Aikka, they come to Oban in third place... out of three. They lose against better racers often, and are dead last for the majority of races on Oban.

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* BoringInvincibleHero: Averted quite nicely; The Earth team is not only a dark horse at best, they've also spent time at the very bottom of the rankings. When they get to the semifinals, against the likes of Groor and Aikka, they come to Oban Ōban in third place... out of three. They lose against better racers often, and are dead last for the majority of races on Oban.



* CoolShip: Whizzing Arrow I-III, and some of the alien ships are pretty cool, too.

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* CoolShip: Whizzing Arrow I-III, All three versions of the ''Whizzing Arrow'', and some of the alien ships are pretty cool, too.



* DeathCourse: The race track in episode 4 is this. The first trap is a series of huge spinning turbines, the second is a [[IndyEscape giant, rolling boulder]] that can only be bypassed via flying through a hole in its center. This is followed by tunnels with swinging blades, a guillotine door, collapsing buildings and then a whole freakin' ''labyrinth'' of guillotine doors.

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* DeathCourse: The race track in episode 4 is this. The first trap is a series of huge spinning turbines, the second is a [[IndyEscape giant, rolling boulder]] that can only be bypassed via flying through a hole in its center. This is followed by tunnels with swinging blades, a guillotine door, collapsing buildings and then a whole freakin' ''labyrinth'' of guillotine doors. Unfortunately, it's all rigged in Flint's favor, as all the traps ''conveniently'' shut down just in time for his star-racer to slowly cruise through.



* DwindlingParty: A necessity of the race format, though there are only a few casualties or fatalities in the qualifying rounds. It soon becomes much closer to a DeadlyGame once everyone is on Oban, though. [[spoiler:Only five (of nine) teams apparently make it off Oban judging by the end sequence and the remaining ships around the temple; the Earth Team, Ning and Skun, the Nourasians, Muir, and Lord Furter (and his crew, of course). Of those, only one or two still have flight-worthy racers. Sul and Kross are quite definitely KilledOffForReal. Ondai is incapacitated in the city by Aikka and likely destroyed when Canaletto crashes the Flying Temple into the city. Finally, O performs a HeroicSacrifice so that Molly, Jordan, and Aikka can face Canaletto.]]

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* DwindlingParty: A necessity of the race format, though there are only a few casualties or fatalities in the qualifying rounds. It soon becomes much closer to a DeadlyGame once everyone is on Oban, Ōban, though. [[spoiler:Only five (of nine) teams apparently make it off Oban Ōban judging by the end sequence and the remaining ships around the temple; the Earth Team, Ning and Skun, the Nourasians, Muir, and Lord Furter (and his crew, of course). Of those, only one or two still have flight-worthy racers. Sul and Kross are quite definitely KilledOffForReal. Ondai is incapacitated in the city by Aikka and likely destroyed when Canaletto crashes the Flying Temple into the city. Finally, O performs a HeroicSacrifice so that Molly, Jordan, and Aikka can face Canaletto.]]



* FacialMarkings: Molly, Maya. WordOfGod confirms that they're tattoos, in case you were wondering.

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* FacialMarkings: Molly, Molly and her mother, Maya. WordOfGod confirms that they're tattoos, in case you were wondering.



* FallingIntoTheCockpit: When Rick is unable to fly the Arrow, Don Wei stubbornly refuses to let Molly take his place, despite the fact that she is the only other person on the team with any hope of success. So what does Molly do? While Don's not around, she uses her WrenchWench skills to reconfigure the Arrow's controls and hijacks the ship for the next race. She [[BeginnersLuck barely manages to win]], but Don is still so angry with her disobedience that he wants to withdraw the whole team from the race. It takes a direct order from the President of the Earth Coalition to keep him from doing so, and another disaster with Rick to make Molly the team's permanent pilot.

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* FallingIntoTheCockpit: When Rick is unable to fly the Arrow, ''Arrow'', Don Wei stubbornly refuses to let Molly take his place, despite the fact that she is the only other person on the team with any hope of success. So what does Molly do? While Don's not around, she uses her WrenchWench skills to reconfigure the Arrow's ''Arrow'''s controls and hijacks the ship for the next race. She [[BeginnersLuck barely manages to win]], but Don is still so angry with her disobedience that he wants to withdraw the whole team from the race. It takes a direct order from the President of the Earth Coalition to keep him from doing so, and another disaster with Rick Rick, to make Molly the team's permanent pilot.



* FemmeFatalons: Skun has these. They are sharp enough to ''cut a hole in the Arrow's hull''.

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* FemmeFatalons: Skun has these. They are sharp enough to ''cut a hole in the Arrow's ''Arrow'''s hull''.



* FlyingSeafoodSpecial: Oban has flying manta rays, and some of them are really huge.
* FragileSpeedster: The Whizzing Arrow is one of the fastest ships in the competition. Only the Krog racers even come close once the hyperdrive comes into play. It is, however, ridiculously fragile compared to most other racers, and has an under powered weapon. Most of its losses come from it being taken out by the competition, sometimes without even trying.

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* FlyingSeafoodSpecial: Oban Ōban has flying manta rays, and some of them are really huge.
* FragileSpeedster: The Whizzing Arrow ''Whizzing Arrow'' is one of the fastest ships in the competition. Only the Krog racers even come close once the hyperdrive MidSeasonUpgrade comes into play. It is, however, ridiculously fragile compared to most other racers, and has an under powered weapon.is armed only with a weak machine-gun turret. Most of its losses come from it being taken out by the competition, sometimes without even trying.



* GambitRoulette: [[spoiler:Canaletto's EvilPlan involves emotionally scarring a girl with the right background, then ensuring she is the one to represent her planet during the races, and counting on her to win so her scars will cause her to reject the role of Avatar so he can steal it for himself.]] Even with limited precognition it counts as this trope because it is ''limited' so there are many things that he cannot account for.

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* GambitRoulette: [[spoiler:Canaletto's EvilPlan involves emotionally scarring a girl with the right background, then ensuring she is the one to represent her planet during the races, and counting on her to win so her scars will cause her to reject the role of Avatar so he can steal it for himself.]] Even with limited precognition it counts as this trope because it is ''limited' so there are many things that he cannot actually didn't account for.



* GentleGiant: Rush; Oban has the Drudgers (those huge singing creatures).
* GhibliHills: Mostly Oban, though Alwas has elements of this, too.

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* GentleGiant: Rush; Oban Ōban has the Drudgers (those huge singing creatures).
* GhibliHills: Mostly Oban, Ōban, though Alwas has elements of this, too.



* GogglesDoNothing: Eva wears hers over her eyes sometimes, though they are more of a keepsake/fashion statement than anything else.
* GoldenSnitch: The later races of the second tournament are worth ''much'' more than the earlier ones, [[spoiler:naturally allowing the Earth team to catch up in the rankings.]]
* GoodIsNotNice: Most of the characters that aren't villains are like this.

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* GogglesDoNothing: Eva wears hers over her eyes sometimes, though they are more of a keepsake/fashion statement than anything else.
else. While they make sense [[BikerBabe while piloting her hoverbike]], the ''Whizzing Arrow'' has a fully enclosed cockpit.
* GoldenSnitch: The later races of the second tournament are worth ''much'' more than the earlier ones, [[spoiler:naturally allowing the Earth team Team to catch up in the rankings.]]
* GoodIsNotNice: Most of the characters that aren't outright villains are like this.still fairly mean-spirited, though it's usually the result of the intense competition and the increasingly high stakes.



* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: [[spoiler: In the end, the Earth government forces the protagonists to swear to secrecy over everything that happened during the Great Race of Oban; the official story being that humanity and the crog willingly stopped fighting and called a truce, rather than the crog being forced to stop by the new Avatar.]]

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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: [[spoiler: In the end, the Earth government forces the remaining protagonists to swear to secrecy over everything that happened during the Great Race of Oban; Ōban; the official story being is that humanity and the crog willingly stopped fighting and called a truce, rather than the crog being forced to stop by the new Avatar.]]



* HumongousMecha: Ondai, the robot from the Oban arc of the show, flies a spaceship that can [[TransformingMecha transform]] into a bipedal robot with a LaserBlade!

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* HumongousMecha: Ondai, the robot from the Oban Ōban arc of the show, flies a spaceship that can [[TransformingMecha transform]] into a bipedal robot with a LaserBlade!pair of {{Laser Blade}}s!



* LastOfHisKind: Ceres, who subverts the usual angsty portrayal by being extremely proud to be the last surviving member of one of the oldest races in the universe. The art book establishes that this is mostly a front and he's actually bitter about being so alone.

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* LastOfHisKind: Ceres, who seemingly subverts the usual angsty portrayal by being extremely proud to be the last surviving member of one of the oldest races in the universe. The However, the art book establishes that this is mostly a front and he's actually bitter about being so alone.



* LoveTriangle: Molly, Jordan and Aikka; they seem to be a Type 7 in TriangRelations. [[spoiler: She doesn't pair up with either of them in the end.]]
* LukeYouAreMyFather: Though Don Wei puzzles it out on his own.

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* LoveTriangle: Molly, Jordan and Aikka; they seem to be a Type 7 in TriangRelations. [[spoiler: She doesn't pair up with either of them in the end.end, as Aikka returns to his people and Jordan [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistance becomes the Avatar]].]]
* LukeYouAreMyFather: Though Don Wei eventually puzzles it out on his own.



* MidSeasonUpgrade: After Arrow II gets trashed during the race with Spirit, it gets rebuilt with the help of the Alwas locals... and of course gets a few upgrades in the process!

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* MidSeasonUpgrade: After Arrow II ''Arrow II'' gets trashed during the race with Spirit, it gets rebuilt with the help of the Alwas locals... and of course gets a few upgrades in the process!



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Molly's race with Aikka. [[spoiler:Given that Aikka is a GlassCannon who rides a giant bug instead of an easily repaired vehicle, he was resigned to blowing Molly away in accordance with his government's orders. When Molly approached him with an offer of a straight-up race, he was moved by her competitive yet friendly attitude and was willing to take a loss as long as his wounded mount wasn't killed. She locked down Jordan's turret as the race began, and was winning soundly - until Don Wei ''unlocked'' Jordan's turret and ordered him to open fire. Cue humiliating defeat.]]
** As well as a HumansAreBastards comment from Aikka.
* NitroBoost: The Whizzing Arrow has a hyperdrive (no, not [[FasterThanLightTravel that kind]]), Aikka has a spell he can cast on G'Dar, and the Crog's ships have an unnamed speed boost system.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Molly's race with Aikka. [[spoiler:Given that Aikka is a GlassCannon who rides a giant bug instead of an easily repaired vehicle, he was resigned to blowing Molly away in accordance with his government's orders. When Molly approached him with an offer of a straight-up race, he was moved by her competitive yet friendly attitude and was willing to take a loss as long as his wounded mount wasn't killed. She locked down Jordan's turret as the race began, and was winning soundly - until Don Wei ''unlocked'' Jordan's turret and ordered him to open fire. Cue humiliating defeat.defeat, as well as a HumansAreBastards comment from Aikka.]]
** As well as a HumansAreBastards comment from Aikka.
* NitroBoost: The Whizzing Arrow ''Whizzing Arrow'' has a hyperdrive (no, not [[FasterThanLightTravel that kind]]), Aikka has a spell he can cast on G'Dar, and the Crog's ships have an unnamed speed boost system.



* PinocchioSyndrome: For all his boasts about mechanical superiority, Ondai wants to use the ultimate prize to become an organic creature.

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* PinocchioSyndrome: For all his boasts about mechanical superiority, Ondai [[spoiler:Ondai wants to use the ultimate prize to become an organic creature.]]



* SecretTest: The entire Great Race of Oban is this. The contestants can use any tactics short of murder to win the Ultimate Prize and have their wishes granted. However, [[spoiler: the real prize is becoming Avatar for the next 10,000 years]]

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* SecretTest: The entire Great Race of Oban Ōban is this. The contestants can use any tactics short of murder to win the Ultimate Prize and have their wishes granted. However, [[spoiler: the real prize is becoming Avatar for the next 10,000 years]]



* ThirdPersonPerson: Grooor routinely lapses into this.

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* ThirdPersonPerson: Grooor routinely lapses into this.this,l at least in the English dub.



* UnderdogsNeverLose: Played with. On Alwas, the Earth Team won seven out of ten races and had the lowest points of the three playoff teams headed for Oban. After that, they won only TWO out of nine races, and both wins were due to a GoldenSnitch.

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* UnderdogsNeverLose: Played with. On Alwas, the Earth Team won seven out of ten races and had the lowest points of the three playoff teams headed for Oban.Ōban. After that, they won only TWO out of nine races, and both wins were due to a GoldenSnitch.



* WakeUpCallBoss: Groor is this to the Earth Team.

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* WakeUpCallBoss: Groor Grooor is this to the Earth Team.Team. He's the first opponent they face, which displays how woefully underprepared humanity actually was for the Great Race when he destroys the ''Whizzing Arrow I'' while an AcePilot was at the helm.
** Toros is one for the final rounds on Alwas. He hands Molly her first defeat, by effortlessly overtaking the ''Arrow II'' with a superior hyperdrive and bisecting it with his ship's blades. It takes a MidSeasonUpgrade to even the odds for their second race.



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogueWhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The remaining members of the Earth Team have one of these at the end - [[spoiler:Koji and Stan return to their old boss to continue their careers, while Eva now lives with her father and attends a new school.]]



* YouKilledMyMother: Molly's attitude towards Spirit, the racer who she thinks is responsible for her mother's death. When she faces him in the race, she wrecks the Whizzing Arrow trying to flat-out kill him. It's only when he shows her the events of that day through his eyes that Molly learns that Maya's death was an accident, and that Spirit actually tried to warn her about the engine fire. [[spoiler:Later, however, it turns out that Canaletto engineered the "accident."]]

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* YouKilledMyMother: Molly's attitude towards Spirit, the racer who she thinks is responsible for her mother's death. When she faces him in the race, she wrecks the Whizzing Arrow ''Whizzing Arrow'' trying to flat-out kill him. It's only when he shows her the events of that day through his eyes that Molly learns that Maya's death was an accident, and that Spirit actually tried to warn her about the engine fire. [[spoiler:Later, however, it turns out that Canaletto engineered the "accident."]]
7th Feb '17 5:34:06 PM StoneBasilisk
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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: [[spoiler: In the end, the Earth government forces the protagonists to swear to secrecy over everything that happened during the Great Race of Oban; the official story being that humanity and the crog willingly stopped fighting and called a truce, rather than the crog being forced to stop by the new Avatar.]]



* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Most episodes are named using a pattern of "''adjective'' Like ''name''", most of which are alliterative.

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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Most episodes are named using a pattern of "''adjective'' "''Adjective'' Like ''name''", ''Name of [[MonsterOfTheWeek Enemy Racer]]''", most of which are alliterative.
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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Aikka. He's in the race for pretty much the same reason Team Earth is in too. Also, [[spoiler:Eva and Jordan wouldn't have gotten as far as they did in the climax without him and O.]]


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* ThoseTwoGuys: Stan and Koji.
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* AnyoneCanDie: It doesn't matter if you're a villain, a neutral racer, or a hero, very few characters have immunity in this series. It's especially notable once [[spoiler:Canaletto]] takes center stage. Among the casualties are [[spoiler:the Mad Scrub, Toros (although this hinges more on implications), Sul, Kross, Satis, O, and Canaletto himself]] bite the dust by the end of the series. This also includes non-fatal renditions of this trope: [[spoiler:Rick Thunderbolt is permanently thrust out of the plot halfway through the series due to a CareerEndingInjurty and Jordan [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascends To A Higher Plane Of Existence]] to save Molly]].

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* AnyoneCanDie: It doesn't matter if you're a villain, a neutral racer, or a hero, very few characters have immunity in this series. It's especially notable once [[spoiler:Canaletto]] takes center stage. Among the casualties are [[spoiler:the Mad Scrub, Toros (although this hinges more on implications), Sul, Kross, Satis, O, and Canaletto himself]] bite the dust by the end of the series. This also includes non-fatal renditions of this trope: [[spoiler:Rick Thunderbolt is permanently thrust out of the plot halfway through the series due to a CareerEndingInjurty CareerEndingInjury and Jordan [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascends To A Higher Plane Of Existence]] to save Molly]].
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** Hell, the worst you could call Sul is a JerkAss. [[GoodIsNotNice He isnt actually evil]], he has simply done everything-except win the Ultimate Prize, that is-and wants to win just for the sake of doing it. He's actually a fairly nice for someone who's almost god.

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** Hell, the worst you could call Sul is a JerkAss. [[GoodIsNotNice He isnt isn't actually evil]], he has simply done everything-except win the Ultimate Prize, that is-and wants to win just for the sake of doing it. He's actually a fairly nice for someone who's almost god.god.
* AnyoneCanDie: It doesn't matter if you're a villain, a neutral racer, or a hero, very few characters have immunity in this series. It's especially notable once [[spoiler:Canaletto]] takes center stage. Among the casualties are [[spoiler:the Mad Scrub, Toros (although this hinges more on implications), Sul, Kross, Satis, O, and Canaletto himself]] bite the dust by the end of the series. This also includes non-fatal renditions of this trope: [[spoiler:Rick Thunderbolt is permanently thrust out of the plot halfway through the series due to a CareerEndingInjurty and Jordan [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascends To A Higher Plane Of Existence]] to save Molly]].



* BigBad: Canaletto

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* BigBad: Canaletto[[spoiler:Canaletto]].



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Jordan Wilde]] becomes the new Avatar, destroying Canaletto and restoring Oban. However, he does this having just [[spoiler: admitted his love for Eva.]] The last shot of him is [[spoiler: one of him [[ManlyTears silently crying]], as the chances of him ever seeing Eva again as the Avatar are unlikely.]] Everyone else, however, returns home to happier lives.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Jordan Wilde]] Wilde becomes the new Avatar, destroying Canaletto and restoring Oban. However, he does this having just [[spoiler: admitted his love for Eva.]] Eva. The last shot of him is [[spoiler: one of him [[ManlyTears silently crying]], as the chances of him ever seeing Eva again as the Avatar are unlikely.]] unlikely. Everyone else, however, returns home to happier lives.]]



* EldritchAbomination: Canaletto.

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* EldritchAbomination: Canaletto.[[spoiler:Canaletto]].



* FluffyTheTerrible: Canaletto.

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* FluffyTheTerrible: Canaletto.[[spoiler:Canaletto]].



* GambitRoulette: Canaletto's EvilPlan involves [[spoiler:emotionally scarring a girl with the right background, then ensuring she is the one to represent her planet during the races, and counting on her to win so her scars will cause her to reject the role of Avatar so he can steal it for himself.]] Even with limited precognition it counts as this troped because it is ''limited' so there are many things that he cannot account for.

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* GambitRoulette: Canaletto's [[spoiler:Canaletto's EvilPlan involves [[spoiler:emotionally emotionally scarring a girl with the right background, then ensuring she is the one to represent her planet during the races, and counting on her to win so her scars will cause her to reject the role of Avatar so he can steal it for himself.]] Even with limited precognition it counts as this troped trope because it is ''limited' so there are many things that he cannot account for.



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Rick's encounter with Canaletto in the Alwas Cycle is erased from his memory.

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Rick's encounter with Canaletto [[spoiler:Canaletto]] in the Alwas Cycle is erased from his memory.



** [[CreepyCrows Canaletto]], as well.

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** BigBad [[spoiler: [[CreepyCrows Canaletto]], Canaletto]]]], as well.



* PhysicalGod: The Avatar ([[spoiler:that is, Satis, and Jordan after his death]]), Canaletto, and possibly Sul.

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* PhysicalGod: The Avatar ([[spoiler:that is, Satis, and Jordan after his death]]), Canaletto, death]], and possibly Sul.formerly [[spoiler:Canaletto]]. Sul blurs the line.
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