History YMMV / MagicKnightRayearth

31st Dec '15 10:13:55 AM MechWarrior
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* AwesomeMusic: All three opening and ending themes.

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: All three opening and ending themes.



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Or should we say, Latin Americans Love ''[[CompletelyDifferentTitle Guerreras Mágicas]]''. It's not without reason: it aired in between the 6th or 7th rerun of ''[[SaintSeiya Caballeros del Zodiaco]]'', ''DragonBall'' hadn't hit yet, ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' was silly, ''Anime/SlamDunk'' was on a chaotic rotation, ''Anime/{{Escaflowne}}'' took ages to get anywhere, and ''Anime/BtX'' also had a hectic airing. ''Rayearth'' was in comparison a well balanced, well written, [[MultipleDemographicAppeal both-genders-appealing]] soap opera with action and adventure. The tune was catchy too, and it was one of the first anime series to air with its intro mostly intact since since ''Anime/MazingerZ''.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Or should we say, Latin Americans Love ''[[CompletelyDifferentTitle Guerreras Mágicas]]''. It's not without reason: it aired in between the 6th or 7th rerun of ''[[SaintSeiya ''[[Manga/SaintSeiya Caballeros del Zodiaco]]'', ''DragonBall'' ''Manga/Dragonball'' hadn't hit yet, ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' was silly, ''Anime/SlamDunk'' was on a chaotic rotation, ''Anime/{{Escaflowne}}'' ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' took ages to get anywhere, and ''Anime/BtX'' also had a hectic airing. ''Rayearth'' was in comparison a well balanced, well written, [[MultipleDemographicAppeal both-genders-appealing]] soap opera with action and adventure. The tune was catchy too, and it was one of the first anime series to air with its intro mostly intact since since ''Anime/MazingerZ''.



* JerkAssWoobie: [[spoiler: Alcyone, by the end of the second TV series. Specially with her AlasPoorVillain demise.]] Also [[spoiler: Nova, who is bon from Hikaru's own despair and sadness... but does really terrible things while trying to have her love.]]

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* JerkAssWoobie: JerkassWoobie: [[spoiler: Alcyone, by the end of the second TV series. Specially with her AlasPoorVillain demise.]] Also [[spoiler: Nova, who is bon from Hikaru's own despair and sadness... but does really terrible things while trying to have her love.]]



** Debonair [[spoiler: abandoning and then trying to kill the local JerkAssWoobie, Nova, who can be considered as her daughter. And then killing Eagle ''and'' Alcyone - and in the second case, when she was ''this'' close to a HeelFaceTurn.]]

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** Debonair [[spoiler: abandoning and then trying to kill the local JerkAssWoobie, JerkassWoobie, Nova, who can be considered as her daughter. And then killing Eagle ''and'' Alcyone - and in the second case, when she was ''this'' close to a HeelFaceTurn.]]
8th Dec '15 4:44:41 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Most characters get a sympathetic, or at least understandable, motive for what they do. The exception is the BigBad from the anime’s second season. [[EldritchAbomination Lady Debonair]], [[TheHeartless born from the collective fears]] of Cephiro's people, wants to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the world]] for no understandable reason, cannot be reasoned with, and will use any despicable trick in the book to get her way. She abandons her own "daughter", Nova, to her fate after she fails in defeating the Magic Knights. She was the one who killed the very popular AntiVillain Eagle Vision for no reason at all and got [[{{Yandere}} the already unstable]] Alcyone completely BrainwashedAndCrazy so she could become her DarkActionGirl [[TheDragon Dragon]], killing her when the MindControl completely broke.
14th Aug '15 10:01:53 PM Elemiel
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** Emeraude can count. She [[spoiler:erased her brother's memories on his request]] and [[spoiler:fell hopelessly in love with Zagato, prompting her to summon the Magic Knights to kill her and Zagato to kidnap her]]. The majority of the time Emeraude is seen, she either has a sad look on her face or is ''tears''. The only time she's seen smiling is when [[spoiler:the Knights ''kill'' her and she gets to reunite with Zagato]].

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** Emeraude can count. She [[spoiler:erased her brother's memories on his request]] and [[spoiler:fell hopelessly in love with Zagato, prompting her to summon the Magic Knights to kill her and Zagato to kidnap her]]. The majority of the time Emeraude is seen, she either has a sad look on her face or is in ''tears''. The only time she's seen smiling is when [[spoiler:the Knights ''kill'' her and she gets to reunite with Zagato]].
14th Aug '15 10:01:28 PM Elemiel
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** Emeraude can count. She [[spoiler:erased her brother's memories on his request]] and [[spoiler:fell hopelessly in love with Zagato]]. The majority of the time Emeraude is seen, she either has a sad look on her face or is ''tears''. The only time she's seen smiling is when [[spoiler:the Knights ''kill'' her and she gets to reunite with Zagato]].

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** Emeraude can count. She [[spoiler:erased her brother's memories on his request]] and [[spoiler:fell hopelessly in love with Zagato]].Zagato, prompting her to summon the Magic Knights to kill her and Zagato to kidnap her]]. The majority of the time Emeraude is seen, she either has a sad look on her face or is ''tears''. The only time she's seen smiling is when [[spoiler:the Knights ''kill'' her and she gets to reunite with Zagato]].
14th Aug '15 9:59:46 PM Elemiel
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** Also [[spoiler: Sierra]]. Say what you will in regards to [[spoiler: the plot holes surrounding her appearance]], but [[spoiler: her inadequacies in regards to her dead yet still beloved older sister as well as her feelings for Clef]] are ''very'' powerful Woobie material.

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** Also [[spoiler: Sierra]]. Say what you will in regards to [[spoiler: the plot holes surrounding her appearance]], but [[spoiler: her inadequacies in regards to her dead yet still beloved older sister as well as her feelings for Clef]] are ''very'' powerful Woobie material.material.
** Emeraude can count. She [[spoiler:erased her brother's memories on his request]] and [[spoiler:fell hopelessly in love with Zagato]]. The majority of the time Emeraude is seen, she either has a sad look on her face or is ''tears''. The only time she's seen smiling is when [[spoiler:the Knights ''kill'' her and she gets to reunite with Zagato]].
7th Jun '15 4:33:03 AM eowynjedi
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* HilariousInHindsight: Innova doesn't really fit in with most of the cast's VehicularThemeNaming, until Toyota actually released a car called the "Innova."
** Not exactly: during the manga's release there was a Honda motorcycle called the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Wave_series Innova]] (actually it was the Honda Wave in Japan, but it was marketed in Europe as the Innova).



** Thanks to Hikaru's LoveYouAndEveryone and Eagle and Lantis' preinstalled HoYay, they're also a popular threesome.

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** Thanks to Hikaru's LoveYouAndEveryone LoveYouAndEverybody and Eagle and Lantis' preinstalled HoYay, they're also a popular threesome.


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* PeripheryDemographic: The SwordsAndSorcery and HumongousMecha elements have attracted a share of {{Shonen}} fans as well. (A few of them insist that it ''is'' shonen for GirlShowGhetto reasons, but they're incorrect. It's a shoujo story ''with'' giant robots.)
7th Jun '15 4:27:09 AM eowynjedi
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In the manga, did Zagato [[spoiler:actively kill Alcyone or allow her to die of her wounds]]?
** The fact that [[spoiler:her death makes it look as though she sublimates into swirling gas could indicate the former. It's a pretty weird way to go naturally, and she specifically begs him for ''mercy''. None of Zagato's other minions liked her very much, and Emeraude wasn't around to see- so it wouldn't affect their opinions of him]].
** On the other hand [[spoiler:"mercy" could just mean a healing spell, and he doesn't make any spellcasting movements or say anything. Plus she was already dragging herself on the ground from her wounds- which had been inflicted by magic and could possibly result in sublimation- requiring him to do nothing more than stand there and let it happen]].
** Another explanation [[spoiler:Is it possible that Alcyone was already dying from her injuries inflicted upon her by Umi and Hikaru and Zagato had no healing powers, he wasn't a healer so there was nothing he could do and it was too late to ask someone else to help? Also since his minions were watching, he had to put on this {{You have failed me}} face so the others would know they couldn't get away for failing because he had to protect his love." ]].
*** Hmmm... [[spoiler: The closest to a healer that Zagato had around was... Princess Emeraude herself. (In the anime, she was seen healing Zagato's hand few before he died). Zagato may have been GenreSavvy enough to believe that, while Emeraude wouldn't refuse to heal someone who needs it, ''[[{{Yandere}} Alcyone]]'' herself wouldn't react well and would go the MurderTheHypotenuse way. (Which she ''does'' attempt to do in the anime.)]]

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In the manga, did Zagato [[spoiler:actively kill Alcyone or allow her to die simply stand by as she died of her wounds]]?
** The fact that [[spoiler:her death makes it look as though she sublimates into swirling gas
wounds]]? Her cry for "mercy" could indicate the former. It's a pretty weird way to go naturally, and she specifically begs him for ''mercy''. None of Zagato's other minions liked her very much, and Emeraude wasn't around to see- so it wouldn't affect their opinions of him]].
** On the other hand [[spoiler:"mercy" could just mean a healing spell, and he doesn't make any spellcasting movements or say anything. Plus she was already dragging herself on the ground from her wounds- which had been inflicted by magic and could possibly result in sublimation- requiring him to do nothing more than stand there and let it happen]].
** Another explanation [[spoiler:Is it possible that Alcyone was already dying from her injuries inflicted upon her by Umi and Hikaru and Zagato had no healing powers, he wasn't a healer so there was nothing he could do and it was too late to ask someone else to help? Also since his minions were watching, he had to put on this {{You have failed me}} face so the others would know they couldn't get away for failing because he had to protect his love." ]].
*** Hmmm... [[spoiler: The closest to a healer that Zagato had around was... Princess Emeraude herself. (In the anime, she was seen healing Zagato's hand few before he died). Zagato may have been GenreSavvy enough to believe that, while Emeraude wouldn't refuse to heal someone who needs it, ''[[{{Yandere}} Alcyone]]'' herself wouldn't react well and would go the MurderTheHypotenuse way. (Which she ''does'' attempt to do in the anime.)]]
be interpreted either way.



* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The breast discussion in the second season.
** Subverted: it ''seems'' to be this... until [[spoiler: it drops [[{{Foreshadowing}} the first strong hints]] in regards to Sierra's identity. (She has a birthmark on her breast, which Presea lacked of.)]]

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The breast discussion in the second season.
** Subverted: it ''seems'' to be this... until [[spoiler: it drops [[{{Foreshadowing}}
season is almost this, but for the first strong hints]] in regards to Sierra's identity. (She has {{Foreshadowing}} [[spoiler:about "Presea's" birthmark, a birthmark on her breast, which Presea lacked of.)]]clue that she's not who she says she is]].



** Fans and reviewers will often describe Fuu as shy or a wallflower, even though her very first action in the series is to walk up to a complete stranger and give her a gift. In fact, she shows no inclinations towards shyness or timidity through the entire series. Being thoughtful and an avid gamer does ''not'' overlap with shyness, people. Plus she's next to Hikaru and Umi for most of the story--and ''most'' people would look quiet and reserved next to those two.
** Some fans assume that Hikaru is poor because she doesn't go to a fancy private school like Umi and Fuu and her house is a kendo dojo. But it's definitely a BigFancyHouse anyway, just a more traditionally Japanese one--which means the Shidous are just as loaded as the Hououjis and Ryuuzakis.

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** Fans and reviewers will often describe Fuu as shy or a wallflower, even though her very first action in the series is to walk up to a complete stranger and give her a gift. In fact, she shows no inclinations towards shyness or timidity through the entire series. Being thoughtful and an avid gamer does ''not'' overlap with shyness, people. Plus she's next to Hikaru and Umi for most of the story--and story, and ''most'' people would look quiet and reserved next to those two.
** Some fans assume The assumption that Hikaru is poor because she doesn't go to a fancy private school like Umi and Fuu and her house is a kendo dojo. But it's definitely a BigFancyHouse anyway, just a more traditionally Japanese one--which means the Shidous are just as loaded as the Hououjis and Ryuuzakis.



* FanPreferredCouple: Although Umi/[[spoiler:Ascot]] is a kind of BetaCouple (though [[AllLoveIsUnrequited an unrequited one]]) in Part II, Umi/Clef is a very popular pairing in the fanbase because of the way their initial antagonism gives way to mutal respect and concern. Doesn't hurt that Caldina teases Umi about the possibility in the anime.

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* FanPreferredCouple: Although Umi/[[spoiler:Ascot]] is a kind of BetaCouple (though [[AllLoveIsUnrequited an unrequited one]]) in Part II, Umi/Clef is a very popular pairing in the fanbase because of the way their initial antagonism gives way to mutal respect and concern. Doesn't hurt that Caldina teases Umi about the possibility admits having feelings for him in the anime.



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Or should we say, Latin Americans Love ''[[CompletelyDifferentTitle Guerreras Mágicas]]''. It's not without reason: it aired in between the 6th or 7th rerun of ''[[SaintSeiya Caballeros del Zodiaco]]'', ''DragonBall'' hadn't hit yet, ''RanmaOneHalf'' was silly, ''SlamDunk'' was on a chaotic rotation, ''{{Escaflowne}}'' took ages to get anywhere, and ''Anime/BtX'' also had a hectic airing. ''Rayearth'' was in comparison a well balanced, well written, [[MultipleDemographicAppeal both-genders-appealing]] soap opera with action and adventure. The tune was catchy too, and it was one of the first anime series to air with its intro mostly intact since since ''MazingerZ''.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Or should we say, Latin Americans Love ''[[CompletelyDifferentTitle Guerreras Mágicas]]''. It's not without reason: it aired in between the 6th or 7th rerun of ''[[SaintSeiya Caballeros del Zodiaco]]'', ''DragonBall'' hadn't hit yet, ''RanmaOneHalf'' ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' was silly, ''SlamDunk'' ''Anime/SlamDunk'' was on a chaotic rotation, ''{{Escaflowne}}'' ''Anime/{{Escaflowne}}'' took ages to get anywhere, and ''Anime/BtX'' also had a hectic airing. ''Rayearth'' was in comparison a well balanced, well written, [[MultipleDemographicAppeal both-genders-appealing]] soap opera with action and adventure. The tune was catchy too, and it was one of the first anime series to air with its intro mostly intact since since ''MazingerZ''.''Anime/MazingerZ''.



* HoYay / FoeYay: Eagle and Lantis.

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* HoYay / FoeYay: FoeYay:
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Eagle and Lantis.



*** Averted in the Spanish dub, where Eagle is depicted as female. And hilariously, while they tried to avert HoYay... that dub actually ''created LesYay between girl!Eagle and Hikaru.''. [[DubText Oops]]?

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*** ** Averted in the Spanish dub, where Eagle is depicted as female. And hilariously, while they tried to avert HoYay... that dub actually ''created LesYay between girl!Eagle and Hikaru.''. [[DubText Oops]]?



* MoralEventHorizon: Alcyone was crazy and probably psychotic, and dragging herself on the ground because of the wounds Umi inflicted on her, [[spoiler: but did she really deserve for Zagato to leave her to die without trying to save her?]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: MoralEventHorizon:
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Alcyone was crazy and probably psychotic, and dragging herself on the ground because of the wounds Umi inflicted on her, [[spoiler: but did she really deserve for Zagato to leave her to die without trying to save her?]]be abandoned by Zagato]]?



* {{Narm}}: Lantis' introduction in the anime. He comes in carrying an unconscious woman. Everyone in the room completely fails to notice her, even when he puts her down on a couch and explains that she was hurt trying to get into the castle. Then they all freak out because he has a tiny bit of blood on his hand--even ''Fuu'' completely overlooks the '''unconscious''' person with unknown injuries in favor of something that looks little worse than a cat scratch.

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* {{Narm}}: {{Narm}}:
** The way the beam of light shoots from Mokona's jewel to Umi's forehead when she learns her first magic spell looks a little odd.
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Lantis' introduction in the anime. He comes in carrying an unconscious woman. Everyone in the room completely fails to notice her, even when he puts her down on a couch and explains that she was hurt trying to get into the castle. Then they all freak out because he has a tiny bit of blood on his hand--even ''Fuu'' completely overlooks the '''unconscious''' person with unknown injuries in favor of something that looks little worse than a cat scratch.



* TheScrappy:Primera the fairy isn´t very well liked by the fans, due her SmallNameBigEgo behavior and her [[DieForOurShip constant meddling between Hikaru and Lantis.]]

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* TheScrappy:Primera TheScrappy: Primera the fairy isn´t very well liked by the fans, due her SmallNameBigEgo behavior and her [[DieForOurShip constant meddling between Hikaru and Lantis.]]



* TheWoobie: The three Magic Knights [[spoiler:after killing Emeraude]].

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* TheWoobie: TheWoobie:
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The three Magic Knights [[spoiler:after killing Emeraude]].
14th Mar '15 8:37:29 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster Debonair. [[spoiler:Not only she was born as the incarnation of Cephiro's collective bad feelings and acted as such, she almost mind rape Hikaru when she was most vulnerable and tried to kill her own "daughter" Nova [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness when she had no more use for her]].]]

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* CompleteMonster Debonair. [[spoiler:Not only she was CompleteMonster: Most characters get a sympathetic, or at least understandable, motive for what they do. The exception is the BigBad from the anime’s second season. [[EldritchAbomination Lady Debonair]], [[TheHeartless born as from the incarnation collective fears]] of Cephiro's collective bad feelings people, wants to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the world]] for no understandable reason, cannot be reasoned with, and acted as such, she almost mind rape Hikaru when she was most vulnerable and tried will use any despicable trick in the book to kill get her way. She abandons her own "daughter" Nova [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness "daughter", Nova, to her fate after she fails in defeating the Magic Knights. She was the one who killed the very popular AntiVillain Eagle Vision for no reason at all and got [[{{Yandere}} the already unstable]] Alcyone completely BrainwashedAndCrazy so she could become her DarkActionGirl [[TheDragon Dragon]], killing her when she had no more use for her]].]]the MindControl completely broke.
20th Sep '14 6:58:24 PM eowynjedi
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* AwesomeMusic: All three opening and ending themes.
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* OneTrueThreesome:
** Given how close the girls are, how much they care about each other, and their frequent hand-holding, whenever LesYay shipping happens it often involves all three of them.
** Thanks to Hikaru's LoveYouAndEveryone and Eagle and Lantis' preinstalled HoYay, they're also a popular threesome.
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