History WesternAnimation / ObanStarRacers

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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]] 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]].

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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]] 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]].Molly.]]



* NotJustATournament: The Great Race of Ōban [[spoiler:was devised by the Great Beings as a method of selecting a candidate to become the new Avatar, when the current Avatar's ten-thousand-year reign is ending. By extension, the wish-granting "Ultimate Prize" rumored to be waiting for the victor is possibly a misinterpretation of the prize's true nature, the truth distorted [[TimeAbyss over an unfathomable amount of time]]]].

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* NotJustATournament: The Great Race of Ōban [[spoiler:was devised by the Great Beings as a method of selecting a candidate to become the new Avatar, when the current Avatar's ten-thousand-year reign is ending. By extension, the wish-granting "Ultimate Prize" rumored to be waiting for the victor is possibly a misinterpretation of the prize's true nature, the truth distorted [[TimeAbyss over an unfathomable amount of time]]]].time]].]]
13th Apr '18 4:18:48 PM system
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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]] 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]].

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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]] 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]].Molly.]]



* NotJustATournament: The Great Race of Ōban [[spoiler:was devised by the Great Beings as a method of selecting a candidate to become the new Avatar, when the current Avatar's ten-thousand-year reign is ending. By extension, the wish-granting "Ultimate Prize" rumored to be waiting for the victor is possibly a misinterpretation of the prize's true nature, the truth distorted [[TimeAbyss over an unfathomable amount of time]]]].

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* NotJustATournament: The Great Race of Ōban [[spoiler:was devised by the Great Beings as a method of selecting a candidate to become the new Avatar, when the current Avatar's ten-thousand-year reign is ending. By extension, the wish-granting "Ultimate Prize" rumored to be waiting for the victor is possibly a misinterpretation of the prize's true nature, the truth distorted [[TimeAbyss over an unfathomable amount of time]]]].time]].]]
13th Apr '18 1:27:45 AM system
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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]] 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]].

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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]] 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]].Molly.]]



* NotJustATournament: The Great Race of Ōban [[spoiler:was devised by the Great Beings as a method of selecting a candidate to become the new Avatar, when the current Avatar's ten-thousand-year reign is ending. By extension, the wish-granting "Ultimate Prize" rumored to be waiting for the victor is possibly a misinterpretation of the prize's true nature, the truth distorted [[TimeAbyss over an unfathomable amount of time]]]].

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* NotJustATournament: The Great Race of Ōban [[spoiler:was devised by the Great Beings as a method of selecting a candidate to become the new Avatar, when the current Avatar's ten-thousand-year reign is ending. By extension, the wish-granting "Ultimate Prize" rumored to be waiting for the victor is possibly a misinterpretation of the prize's true nature, the truth distorted [[TimeAbyss over an unfathomable amount of time]]]].time]].]]
10th Apr '18 9:20:52 PM adgehjgjugh
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10th Apr '18 9:00:18 PM Angeldeb82
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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 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 Ōban itself.


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* InvincibleHero: 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 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 Ōban itself.
10th Apr '18 8:59:20 PM Angeldeb82
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* AnimeThemeSong - Actually in both Japanese ''and'' French, for the French, British English and Japanese versions. The American English release used a somewhat generic English-language song, though they left the end theme the same.

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* AnimeThemeSong - AnimeThemeSong: Actually in both Japanese ''and'' French, for the French, British English and Japanese versions. The American English release used a somewhat generic English-language song, though they left the end theme the same.



** Hell, the worst you could call Sul is a JerkAss. [[GoodIsNotNice He 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.
* 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]] 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]].

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** Hell, the worst you could call Sul is a JerkAss.{{Jerkass}}. [[GoodIsNotNice He 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.
* 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]] 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 to a Higher Plane Of of Existence]] to save Molly]].



* {{Awesome McCoolname}}: Rick Thunderbolt. Jordan C. Wilde qualifies, too.

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* {{Awesome McCoolname}}: AwesomeMcCoolname: Rick Thunderbolt. Jordan C. Wilde qualifies, too.



* BenevolentPrecursors: The Great Beings. [[spoiler: In short, they made everything that exists and set up a system to keep it safe before they died out]]
* BettyAndVeronica: For Molly, Jordan is the former and Aikka the latter. She's initially more attracted to Aikka, but starts to feel more for Jordan later, yet [[spoiler: she doesn't get either of them in the end.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Canaletto, a former Avatar sealed away inside the Temple of Ōban]].

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* BenevolentPrecursors: The Great Beings. [[spoiler: In short, they made everything that exists and set up a system to keep it safe before they died out]]
out.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: For Molly, Jordan is the former and Aikka the latter. She's initially more attracted to Aikka, but starts to feel more for Jordan later, yet [[spoiler: she doesn't get either of them in the end.]]
end]].
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Canaletto, a former Avatar sealed away inside the Temple of Ōban]].Ōban.]]



* 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]].

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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]].freed.]]



* ConspicuousCGI: On the star racers, the racetracks, and a small number of the characters. It only really gets glaring on the racers that have exposed pilots, like Aikka's and Ceres'.

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* ConspicuousCGI: ConspicuousCG: On the star racers, the racetracks, and a small number of the characters. It only really gets glaring on the racers that have exposed pilots, like Aikka's and Ceres'.



* DarkIsNotEvil: [[spoiler:Spirit]].

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* DarkIsNotEvil: [[spoiler:Spirit]].[[spoiler:Spirit.]]



* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler:Canaletto]].

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



* FluffyTheTerrible: [[spoiler:Canaletto]].

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



* FrothyMugsOfWater: Several instances of this occur throughout the series. In the first episode, Rick is holding a champagne bottle that had its color changed to blue in the US broadcast but was left unchanged on the DVD release. Likewise, the tavern on Alwas is a popular hang out for the heroes, but none of their beverages are ever referred to as alcohol (Molly's drink is "grenadine milk," Rick's drink is "o-fish soda.")

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* FrothyMugsOfWater: Several instances of this occur throughout the series. In the first episode, Rick is holding a champagne bottle that had its color changed to blue in the US broadcast but was left unchanged on the DVD release. Likewise, the tavern on Alwas is a popular hang out for the heroes, but none of their beverages are ever referred to as alcohol alcohol. (Molly's drink is "grenadine milk," Rick's drink is "o-fish soda.")



* GlassCannon: Prince Aikka's arrows are very powerful, but his [[strike:ship]] beetle is easily harmed.

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* GlassCannon: Prince Aikka's arrows are very powerful, but his [[strike:ship]] beetle is easily harmed.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: [[ThoseTwoGuys Stan and Koji]].

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: [[ThoseTwoGuys Stan and Koji]].Koji.]]



* NeverSayDie: Played straight most of the time, with one notable edit in the US broadcast; in episode 14, all lines about Toros comitting suicide were cut out. Ironically, this just leads to the implication his superiors pulled a YouHaveFailedMe.

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* NeverSayDie: Played straight most of the time, with one notable edit in the US broadcast; in episode 14, all lines about Toros comitting committing suicide were cut out. Ironically, this just leads to the implication his superiors pulled a YouHaveFailedMe.



* NotJustATournament: The Great Race of Ōban [[spoiler:was devised by the Great Beings as a method of selecting a candidate to become the new Avatar, when the current Avatar's ten-thousand-year reign is ending. By extension, the wish-granting "Ultimate Prize" rumored to be waiting for the victor is possibly a misinterpretation of the prize's true nature, the truth distorted [[TimeAbyss over an unfathomable amount of time]].]]

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* NotJustATournament: The Great Race of Ōban [[spoiler:was devised by the Great Beings as a method of selecting a candidate to become the new Avatar, when the current Avatar's ten-thousand-year reign is ending. By extension, the wish-granting "Ultimate Prize" rumored to be waiting for the victor is possibly a misinterpretation of the prize's true nature, the truth distorted [[TimeAbyss over an unfathomable amount of time]].]]time]]]].



** The Crogs. [[DarkIsEvil Pitch-black skin/fur]]? Check. [[GoodColorsEvilColors Red clothes]]? Check. [[EvilSoundsDeep Deep voices]]? Check. [[GlowingEyesOfDoom Yellow eyes]]? Check. [[SpikesOfVillainy Love of sharp, pointy weapons]]? Check.
** BigBad [[spoiler: [[CreepyCrows Canaletto]]]], as well.

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** The Crogs. [[DarkIsEvil Pitch-black skin/fur]]? skin/fur?]] Check. [[GoodColorsEvilColors Red clothes]]? clothes?]] Check. [[EvilSoundsDeep Deep voices]]? voices?]] Check. [[GlowingEyesOfDoom Yellow eyes]]? eyes?]] Check. [[SpikesOfVillainy Love of sharp, pointy weapons]]? weapons?]] Check.
** BigBad [[spoiler: [[CreepyCrows Canaletto]]]], {{C|reepyCrows}}analetto]], as well.



* SingleBiomePlanet: Played straight with Alwas, but strongly averted with Oban. [[spoiler: [[WordofGod Savin says]] that the Innas home planet was a subversion, as the seemed to be fighting over it with an unnamed, all male race, meaning there were ''two'' races there.]]

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* SingleBiomePlanet: Played straight with Alwas, but strongly averted with Oban. [[spoiler: [[WordofGod [[WordOfGod Savin says]] that the Innas home planet was a subversion, as the seemed to be fighting over it with an unnamed, all male race, meaning there were ''two'' races there.]]



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

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



* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Eva's motivation for most of the series is to get back the love Don Wei denied her for ten years. The irony is that Don doesn't know she's his daughter at all until well into the latter half of the series.

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* WellDoneDaughterGirl: [[WellDoneSonGuy "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl]]: Eva's motivation for most of the series is to get back the love Don Wei denied her for ten years. The irony is that Don doesn't know she's his daughter at all until well into the latter half of the series.



* 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: [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Mother]]: 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."]]
18th Mar '18 1:22:31 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 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...

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.

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Every 10,000 years, teams from all over the universe galaxy 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 galactic domination. However, the true nature of the Prize is shrouded in mystery, and things are not what they appear to be...

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 Ultimate Prize, she hopes to win it to bring back her mother and put her family's life back together.
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