History YMMV / DarkerThanBlack

4th Sep '17 11:38:20 AM ACW
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** [[FantasticRacism Claude (real name Shichi)]] from the {{OVA}} Gaiden is the nastiest Contractor in the anime. While most Contractors are simply amoral, the human-hating Claude is a relentless {{sadist}} who enjoys tormenting people by disguising himself as their loved ones to get a rise from them. His ultimate goal is to awaken [[EldritchAbomination Izanami]] to commit genocide on his fellow Contractors, solely [[ForTheEvulz for the fun involved]]. He compounds this by unleashing Izanami's powers to murder a group of Contractors who simply wanted to live in peace.
** ''Flower Of Darkness'' manga: The Contractor [[BigBad antagonist]], Harvest, serves as an EvilCounterpart to Hei. While Hei embraces his humanity, Harvest [[FantasticRacism considers humans weak and pathetic]] and [[ManipulativeBastard offers humans in mental torment his Black Dandelion]], the "Flower of Darkness," which will grant them power at the price of [[DealWithTheDevil murdering their best friend]]. The flower strips the victim of morality and restraints, and Harvest he often gives it to the target as well to see who will kill the other first. Harvest's motivation is he was once informed he was inferior to the then fully human Hei. Unable to accept this, Harvest opens the Black Dandelion to infect every human in Tokyo, and from there on the rest of the world, to turn humans into amoral monsters like him so he can judge for himself if morality is necessary and there is "nothing within me." Defined by his [[ItsAllAboutMe selfishness and narcissism]], when the Black Dandelion is stopped, Harvest declares "'''I alone am the future! '''" before using his enhanced powers to attempt to simply obliterate [[OmnicidalManiac the remainder of the planet]].
** Also from ''Flower Of Darkness'' comes [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Coach Daisuke Mioka]]. Daisuke is the handsome young coach of an all girls academy, but is also a serial womanizer and [[HotForStudent has affairs with his impressionable, starstruck students]], making web porn of them. When one of them, Azusa, finds out, Daisuke tries to silence her by convincing her best friend, his cousin, another conquest, to talk to Azusa so he can save the day from a group of his friends who want to rape them. Daisuke mentions to his friends to go ahead, but he'll just be "a little late" so they can have their fun and later drugs a teacher so he can sleep with her. When Hei is talking the newly empowered Azusa from leaving Daisuke alone, he gloats how happy he made her and how [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming it's all the fault]] of [[HeManWomanHater women for what he's done]] and tries to fry Azusa with a stun gun, which enrages the normally taciturn Hei into trying to kill him in cold blood.

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** ''Gaiden'' OVA: Claude[[note]]real name Shichi/Xi-Qi[[/note]] is the BigBad who stands out from the normally amoral super-powered beings known as Contractors by his outright [[FantasticRacism hatred of normal humans]]. Claude (real name Shichi)]] from the {{OVA}} Gaiden is the nastiest Contractor in the anime. While most Contractors are simply amoral, the human-hating Claude is a relentless {{sadist}} who enjoys tormenting people torments his enemies before killing them by disguising himself using his [[MasterOfDisguise powers]] to [[ManipulativeBastard masquerade as one of their loved ones to get a rise from them. ones]]. His ultimate goal motivation is to awaken [[EldritchAbomination Izanami]] turn the heroic Yin into the PersonOfMassDestruction known as Izanami. He is callous enough to commit genocide on his fellow turn her into Izanami when she is in a base of Contractors, solely [[ForTheEvulz for the fun involved]]. He compounds knowing that this by unleashing Izanami's would mean that her powers would kill everyone on the base. Although he claims that his goal is to murder create a group of world where Contractors rule over humans, his cruelty and constant chaotic choices show Claude is nothing more than [[TheSociopath a sociopath]] who simply wanted is willing to live in peace.
hurt anyone just to keep himself entertained.
** ''Flower Of of Darkness'' manga: The Contractor manga:
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[[BigBad antagonist]], Harvest, Harvest]] serves as an EvilCounterpart to Hei. [[TheProtagonist Hei]]. While Hei embraces his humanity, Harvest [[FantasticRacism considers humans to be weak and pathetic]] and pathetic. Harvest possesses the titular "[[GreenThumb Flower of Darkness]]" which can be given to a person to grant them powers. He chooses to [[ManipulativeBastard offers humans in mental torment make those powers dependent]] upon one condition: that the person kills his Black Dandelion]], the "Flower of Darkness," which will grant them power at the price of [[DealWithTheDevil murdering their or her best friend]]. The flower strips friend. To make things more interesting for himself, he also gives the victim of morality and restraints, and best friend a Flower. Harvest is angry when he often gives it is told that Hei is morally superior to the target as well to see who will kill the other first. Harvest's motivation is he was once informed he was inferior to the then fully human Hei. Unable to accept this, Harvest opens the Black Dandelion to infect every human in Tokyo, him. In reaction, and from there on the rest of the world, to turn humans into amoral monsters like him so he can judge for himself if morality is necessary and there is "nothing within me." Defined by his [[ItsAllAboutMe selfishness and narcissism]], stroke his ego]], he distributes Flowers to all of humanity in an effort to prove to himself that there is no such thing as morality. However, when the Black Dandelion is stopped, his plans are foiled, Harvest declares "'''I alone am reveals himself to be a [[EvilIsPetty petty monster]] by trying to destroy the future! '''" before using his enhanced powers to attempt to simply obliterate [[OmnicidalManiac the remainder planet out of the planet]].
** Also from ''Flower Of Darkness'' comes [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Coach
sheer petulance and frustration.
*** The manga also reminds readers that sometimes HumansAreTheRealMonsters. The girls' academy volleyball coach,
Daisuke Mioka]]. Daisuke Mioka, is the handsome a [[BitchInSheepsClothing handsome, charming man]] who takes advantage of his young coach of an all girls academy, but is also a serial womanizer students by seducing them and [[HotForStudent has affairs with his impressionable, starstruck students]], secretly making web porn videos of them. the sex to sell on the internet. When one of them, Azusa, student finds out, Daisuke tries to silence win back her trust by convincing her best friend, his cousin, another conquest, to talk to Azusa so he can save the day from having a group of his friends who want to rape them. Daisuke mentions her, before sweeping in to act as the hero who saves her. He promises his friends to go ahead, but he'll just that he will be "a little late" so that they can have their fun and later drugs a teacher so begin violating her before he can sleep arrives. Upon being confronted with her. When Hei is talking the newly empowered Azusa from leaving Daisuke alone, he gloats how happy he made her and how [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming it's all the fault]] of [[HeManWomanHater women for what he's done]] and tries done, Daisuke says that women want to fry Azusa be have sex with a stun gun, which enrages him and [[NeverMyFault they are the normally taciturn Hei into trying ones to kill him in cold blood.blame]].
27th Aug '17 11:21:22 AM Angeldeb82
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** This seems to be a common view of Suou; some fans even think that her [[SpotlightStealingSquad spotlight stealing]] is ''entirely'' responsible for [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot ruining an otherwise decent plot]].

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** This seems to be a common view of Suou; some fans even think that her [[SpotlightStealingSquad spotlight stealing]] spotlight-stealing]] is ''entirely'' responsible for [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot ruining an otherwise decent plot]].



** Goran, who in his less than half-episode of screentime managed to acquire a veritable real-life [[InstantFanClub Instant Fandom]].

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** Goran, who in his less than half-episode of screentime managed to acquire a veritable real-life [[InstantFanClub Instant Fandom]].{{Instant Fan|Club}}dom.



** Episodes 11 and 12. Hei and Nick became close ''very'' quickly, spent a whole night watching the stars together (and made plans to go watch them again afterward), and Hei [[spoiler:looked really sad and heartbroken after Nick "betrayed" him.]]

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** Episodes 11 and 12. Hei and Nick became close ''very'' quickly, spent a whole night watching the stars together (and made plans to go watch them again afterward), and Hei [[spoiler:looked really sad and heartbroken after Nick "betrayed" him.]]him]].
** Female example: Buckets aimed at Misaki. She doesn't reciprocate much, though. In all fairness, pretty much every character has at least a little attraction for her, not just the women.



* JerkassWoobie: [[TheHandler Huang]] [[spoiler:was a cop until his best friend was horribly killed... by the woman Huang loved, who he discovered had just been using him to get to said best friend. He was left with no choice but to join the Syndicate or have his memories wiped, which he feels would be like killing his friend all over again.]] This resulted in Huang being a [[NobleBigot bigotted]] {{jerkass}}.

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* JerkassWoobie: [[TheHandler Huang]] [[spoiler:was a cop until his best friend was horribly killed... by the woman Huang loved, who he discovered had just been using him to get to said best friend. He was left with no choice but to join the Syndicate or have his memories wiped, which he feels would be like killing his friend all over again.]] again]]. This resulted in Huang being a [[NobleBigot bigotted]] {{jerkass}}.



* LesYay: Buckets aimed at Misaki. She doesn't reciprocate much, though. In all fairness, pretty much every character has at least a little attraction for her, not just the women.
* [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]]: Amber. No surprise considering her powers to [[spoiler: travel through time]] gives her the upper hand to manipulate people and events.

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* LesYay: Buckets aimed at Misaki. She doesn't reciprocate much, though. In all fairness, pretty much every character has at least a little attraction for her, not just the women.
* [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]]:
{{Magnificent B|astard}}itch: Amber. No surprise considering her powers to [[spoiler: travel through time]] gives her the upper hand to manipulate people and events.



* TheScrappy: Norio, for being a [[{{Wangst}} whiny]], semi-delusional and just generally annoying paedophile stalker PlayedForLaughs and [[StalkingIsLove (attempted) sympathy]] who hits the wrong side of WhatMeasureIsANonBadass ''hard''. This is even lampshaded by the voice actors in the Darker than Black radio.

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* TheScrappy: Norio, for being a [[{{Wangst}} whiny]], {{w|angst}}hiny, semi-delusional and just generally annoying paedophile stalker PlayedForLaughs and [[StalkingIsLove (attempted) sympathy]] who hits the wrong side of WhatMeasureIsANonBadass ''hard''. This is even lampshaded by the voice actors in the Darker than Black radio.



** And, after Mao [[spoiler:wakes up in Amber's headquarters]], he gives a long, dramatic monologue about how contractors always do the logical thing. When he get caught by the others for trying to non-chalantly walk out of the room, he tries to logically respond with a [[spoiler:"Meow."]]

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** And, after Mao [[spoiler:wakes up in Amber's headquarters]], he gives a long, dramatic monologue about how contractors always do the logical thing. When he get caught by the others for trying to non-chalantly walk out of the room, he tries to logically respond with a [[spoiler:"Meow."]][[spoiler:"Meow"]].



** "[[AlienSky The stars are pretty]]."
** Most of the [[{{OriginalVideoAnimation}} OVA]]. It's basically an [[BonusMaterial omake]] parodying the main series, particularly mocking Hei's ChickMagnet status and the fact that a WhiteMaskOfDoom and [[BadassLongcoat a change of clothes]] really shouldn't be ''that'' effective of a disguise. Highlights include slightly loopy {{fangirl}} Mayu crushing on him due to his "sexy collarbone" and writing him into her yaoi fanfic (which ''[[CovertPervert Yin]]'' reads), and what is possibly the absolute silliest ResetButton in the history of fiction.

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** "[[AlienSky The stars are pretty]]."
pretty.]]"
** Most of the [[{{OriginalVideoAnimation}} OVA]].{{O|riginalVideoAnimation}}VA. It's basically an [[BonusMaterial omake]] parodying the main series, particularly mocking Hei's ChickMagnet status and the fact that a WhiteMaskOfDoom and [[BadassLongcoat a change of clothes]] really shouldn't be ''that'' effective of a disguise. Highlights include slightly loopy {{fangirl}} Mayu crushing on him due to his "sexy collarbone" and writing him into her yaoi fanfic (which ''[[CovertPervert Yin]]'' reads), and what is possibly the absolute silliest ResetButton in the history of fiction.



** If Youtube is any indication, "UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ" has become one in reference to Gemini's trance-filled OST.

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** If Youtube [=YouTube=] is any indication, "UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ" has become one in reference to Gemini's trance-filled OST.



** [[FanNickname Chinese Electric Batman]]!
** Veteran's Day (11/11) has been commandeered in honor of November 11. [[http://omaemo.dasaku.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/november-11-tribute.jpg Naked pictures]] [[BestKnownForTheFanservice are inevitably involved]].

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** [[FanNickname Chinese Electric Batman]]!
Batman!]]
** Veteran's Day (11/11) has been commandeered in honor of November 11. [[http://omaemo.dasaku.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/november-11-tribute.jpg Naked pictures]] [[BestKnownForTheFanservice are inevitably involved]].involved.]]



** Hei will die. But his soul will choose to go back in time, the time when he was happiest, and he will be at season 1 first episode. Suou who loves Hei wants to be with him too and wants to be in a time when Hei'd love her, but since he already loves Yin she'll go back in time before Hei is born, and become his mother.[[note]]This copypasta jokingly places Hei, Suou, and Yin in the roles of three primary characters in the ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' series. Said explanation is a note because it's also the [[spoiler: ending to the ''second game.'']][[/note]]

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** Hei will die. But his soul will choose to go back in time, the time when he was happiest, and he will be at season 1 first episode. Suou who loves Hei wants to be with him too and wants to be in a time when Hei'd love her, but since he already loves Yin she'll go back in time before Hei is born, and become his mother.[[note]]This copypasta jokingly places Hei, Suou, and Yin in the roles of three primary characters in the ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' series. Said explanation is a note because it's also the [[spoiler: ending to the ''second game.'']][[/note]]game'']].[[/note]]



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Those who do agree are generally the same people who think that Suou [[SpotlightStealingSquad gets way too much screen-time]] and therefore like to call her [[MarySue "Mary-Suou"]].

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Those who do agree are generally the same people who think that Suou [[SpotlightStealingSquad gets way too much screen-time]] and therefore like to call her [[MarySue "Mary-Suou"]]."Mary-Suou".
20th Aug '17 11:55:34 AM nombretomado
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* {{Woolseyism}}: The first two episodes make more sense and fit the tone of the rest of the series quite a bit better in the dub; in particular, they changed Jean's completely-inconsistent-with-everything-else comments about "installing a personality" to something like "Contractors have feelings too" and replaced Mao's inexplicable line about Hei's coat only being bulletproof when ''he'' wears it with an excellent DeadpanSnarker moment along the lines of "Hei doesn't just wear that coat as a fashion statement."
* JustForFun/XMeetsY: This show is essentially what you would get if ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' was written after watching the entire run of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and a few episodes of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' back-to-back.

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* {{Woolseyism}}: The first two episodes make more sense and fit the tone of the rest of the series quite a bit better in the dub; in particular, they changed Jean's completely-inconsistent-with-everything-else comments about "installing a personality" to something like "Contractors have feelings too" and replaced Mao's inexplicable line about Hei's coat only being bulletproof when ''he'' wears it with an excellent DeadpanSnarker moment along the lines of "Hei doesn't just wear that coat as a fashion statement."
* JustForFun/XMeetsY: This show is essentially what you would get if ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' was written after watching the entire run of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and a few episodes of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' back-to-back.
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15th Aug '17 5:07:40 PM nombretomado
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* {{Woolseyism}}: The first two episodes make more sense and fit the tone of the rest of the series quite a bit better in the dub; in particular, they changed Jean's completely-inconsistent-with-everything-else comments about "installing a personality" to something like "Contractors have feelings too" and replaced Mao's inexplicable line about Hei's coat only being bulletproof when ''he'' wears it with an excellent DeadpanSnarker moment along the lines of "Hei doesn't just wear that coat as a fashion statement."

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* {{Woolseyism}}: The first two episodes make more sense and fit the tone of the rest of the series quite a bit better in the dub; in particular, they changed Jean's completely-inconsistent-with-everything-else comments about "installing a personality" to something like "Contractors have feelings too" and replaced Mao's inexplicable line about Hei's coat only being bulletproof when ''he'' wears it with an excellent DeadpanSnarker moment along the lines of "Hei doesn't just wear that coat as a fashion statement.""
* JustForFun/XMeetsY: This show is essentially what you would get if ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' was written after watching the entire run of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and a few episodes of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' back-to-back.
8th Aug '17 8:40:02 AM SeptimusHeap
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* TheScrappy: Norio, for being a [[{{Wangst}} whiny]], semi-delusional and just generally annoying {{lolicon}} stalker PlayedForLaughs and [[StalkingIsLove (attempted) sympathy]] who hits the wrong side of WhatMeasureIsANonBadass ''hard''. This is even lampshaded by the voice actors in the Darker than Black radio.

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* TheScrappy: Norio, for being a [[{{Wangst}} whiny]], semi-delusional and just generally annoying {{lolicon}} paedophile stalker PlayedForLaughs and [[StalkingIsLove (attempted) sympathy]] who hits the wrong side of WhatMeasureIsANonBadass ''hard''. This is even lampshaded by the voice actors in the Darker than Black radio.



** Though many were somewhat mollified towards the end, when the {{lolicon}} subtext was turned down and [[HesBack Hei stopped acting so obnoxious]].

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** Though many were somewhat mollified towards the end, when the {{lolicon}} subtext NoYay was turned down and [[HesBack Hei stopped acting so obnoxious]].
20th Jun '17 11:43:27 AM Larkmarn
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* WhatAnIdiot: Goran, the Contractor so incompetent he was killed by rain drops and his own inability to prepare for any contingency whatsoever.
23rd May '17 12:19:20 PM dartblaze
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Every time Suou summons her sniper rifle, since both the power and the over-the-top MagicalGirl summoning sequence are totally at odds with the series as a whole.
19th Dec '16 3:38:22 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* RetroactiveRecognition: November 11's dub voice is Creator/TroyBaker, better known these days as [[VideoGame/TheLastOfUs Joel]] or [[VideoGame/FarCry4 Pagan Min]].
15th Oct '16 4:23:22 AM chizo
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* FanPreferredCouple: Hei/Yin. The art for the series makes them look like an OfficialCouple but the series portrays the exact nature of their [[ImpliedLoveInterest relationship as ambiguous]]. Yin developed feelings for Hei in the first season, the manga provided them with more ShipTease, and the OVA ramped this UpToEleven. However, they both have trouble expressing their emotions properly and Hei is a MasterOfTheMixedMessage so his protectiveness towards Yin could be his BigBrotherInstinct acting out. The official website states that Hei "feels strongly" about Yin and various staff members think of it as romance.

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* FanPreferredCouple: Hei/Yin. The art for the series makes them look like an OfficialCouple but the series portrays the exact nature of their [[ImpliedLoveInterest relationship as ambiguous]]. Yin developed feelings for Hei in the first season, the manga provided them with more ShipTease, and the OVA ramped this UpToEleven. However, they both have trouble expressing their emotions properly and Hei is a MasterOfTheMixedMessage so his protectiveness towards Yin could be his BigBrotherInstinct acting out. The official website states that Hei "feels strongly" about Yin and various staff members for the anime think of it as romance.romance. There has been no official statement made on it though.
15th Oct '16 2:31:47 AM chizo
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* FanPreferredCouple: Hei/Yin. The art for the series makes them look like an OfficialCouple but the series portrays the exact nature of their [[ImpliedLoveInterest relationship as ambiguous]]. Yin developed feelings for Hei in the first season, the manga provided them with more ShipTease, and the OVA ramped this UpToEleven. However, they both have trouble expressing their emotions properly and Hei is a MasterOfTheMixedMessage so his protectiveness towards Yin could be his BigBrotherInstinct acting out. The official website states that Hei "feels strongly" about Yin and various staff members think of it as romance.
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