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''Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu'' is a SliceOfLife TwelveEpisodeAnime spun off of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', in which Sōsuke Sagara, MilitaryBrat and bodyguard to Kaname Chidori, tries to adjust to life at Jindai High School...with varying degrees of success [[HilarityEnsues (or lack thereof).]]

The show was produced by Creator/KyotoAnimation in 2003 (the first anime they produced on their own), and was directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto, with Shoji Gatoh and Fumihiko Shimo both serving as series composers, and Osamu Horiuchi serving as character designer and chief animation director. It is less of a sequel to ''Full Metal Panic!'' than a LighterAndSofter (and DenserAndWackier) series of side-stories (hence the [[QuestioningTitle question mark in the title]]). Though lacking mecha action, there are still more explosions than usual for a high school anime.
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!!''Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu'' provides examples of:

* AbandonedHospital: Kaname takes Sousuke through one, which he treats as not much different than a bombed out building in a warzone.
* AccidentalPervert:
** Happens to Mardukas in episode 8. He accidentally opens a door to a girl's locker room, then excuses himself immediately, but a rumor of a pervert running around the school causes Sōsuke to apprehend him. HilarityEnsues after Sōsuke realizes who it is, and the mission Mardukas has for him, which adds more difficulty to a sleep-deprived Sōsuke.
** Also in the last episode, Sōsuke accidentally brings a thermos containing [[TheNudifier "Full Monty Bacteria"]] (which is opened by his classmate Onodera), causing them to [[ClothingDamage disintegrate]] all the girls' uniforms and undies (except Kaname's).
* AdultFear: Played with in the WhatDoTheyFearEpisode, in which Sousuke is shown to be completely unfazed by haunted hospitals, ghosts, horrific screams, and spooky children with hammers, thanks to having grown up in a war zone... but he ''is'' afraid when he thinks that Kaname died or was injured falling through the floor.
* AnAesop: Parodied in the legendary rugby episode. After witnessing a group of [[TookALevelInBadass total wimps turned psychopathic]] [[CurbStompBattle beat the shit out of]] the OpposingSportsTeam, Sosuke ([[DrillSergeantNasty the one who MADE them psycho]]) muses that his time with the team taught him that violence is the worst possible outcome for any situation. Then Kaname [[DopeSlap smacks him]] with [[PaperFanOfDoom her fan]] and says "Don't go trying to give this a neat little conclusion!"
* AngstComa: PlayedForLaughs after Sosuke goes without sleep for four days straight and Tessa's persistent advances finally cause him to collapse.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Used as a gag in episode "The Hamburger Hill of Art", when Ono-D is "killed" by one of Sousuke's traps and, over the radio, asks Kaname for a final date. She responds "Not gonna happen", and he signs off by shouting "You're so mean!"
* AxeCrazy:
** [[{{Irony}} The policewoman is actually this]].
** The Jindai Rugby Team, post TrainingFromHell.
* BadNewsInAGoodWay: Inverted when Sōsuke tells Kaname that Kyoko was a victim of the pony-masked stalker; the serious way he delivers the news makes Kaname (and the audience) believe that poor Kyoko was raped or killed; however, it turns out that all he did was style her hair into a ponytail. Kaname promptly beats the crap out of Sōsuke for scaring her like that.
* BadassAdorable: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p69InNS-j0 Bonta-Kun]] costume/''PowerArmor'' - especially when Sosuke is piloting it. It combines the mascot's cuteness with Sosuke's badassery.
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: Non-combat example. Some punks kidnapped Kaname and tried to use her as a hostage. Sousuke countered it with not only taking their Boss' brother as a hostage but also showing that he knew an awful lot [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes about each of the punks]], and pointed out how [[AdultFear their precious people or belongings could suffer an unfortunate 'accident']] if they don't release Kaname. Even if it is PlayedForLaughs, it's still a rather chilling scene.
* BeachEpisode: Episode 3 "Summer Illusion of Steel" sees Kaname, Sousuke, and most of the other named student characters making a group outing to the beach, complete with the obligatory watermelon-cracking game. Once again things go wildly counter to Kaname's expectations thanks to Sousuke, but at least this time they actually made it to the beach.
* BedMateReveal: Tessa likes to sneak into Sōsuke's bed, to the point where Mao handcuffs her to prevent it.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Pretty much defines Sōsuke's and Kaname's relationship in the series, mostly from the combination of Sousuke's inability to understand feelings and Kaname being {{Tsundere}}.
* BerserkButton: Mr. Onugi the janitor is infinitely patient and kind, until you kill his pet koi. [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Then he really isn't himself anymore]]
* BetaCouple: The final episode offers the potential in this Tsubaki Issei & Mizuki; Atsunobu Hayashimizu and Ren Mikihara; and Onodera-Kyoko Tokiwa.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: The janitor in episode 5. After Sosuke and Issei's competition result in him getting injured, they are ordered to take care of him. However, both go completely overboard in their attempts to win his favor, and cause even more problems. After they finally work together, they feed him a fish, and when they explain where they caught it, the janitor finally loses it, and goes [[ChainsawGood Chainsaw]] [[AxCrazy Crazy]] on them. Despite Issei's attempts to fight him, and Sosuke both shooting and lobbing grenades, neither one is able to stop him.
-->'''Sosuke''': (The next morning): Live ammo has no effect on this guy...
* BootCampEpisode: Sōsuke organizes a boot camp on two occasions, playing the DrillSergeantNasty in it.
* BrickJoke: Near the start of episode 10, Sosuke laments that although he modified and mass-produced the Bonta-kun costume he used earlier into a powerful weapon, he had little luck finding buyers, as only the Miami FBI and police force ended up buying some(most likely out of whimsy at using theme-park costumes in the vicinity of Disneyworld). At the end of the episode, we see a news report from Miami, stating that a large-scale drug dealing operation was exposed and put a stop to, thanks to the Bonta-kun costumes they bought.
-->'''[[PhenotypeStereotype Pretty blond reporter]]''': Good job officer! Tell me, did you feel at risk during this operation?
-->'''Miami Police Officer''': Fumoffu!
* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: Spoofed. After fishing Sousuke out of the school's pool, Tesse insists on giving him CPR. Sure, that makes sense -- Except for one thing: he's already ''breathing''. Seeing as Tesse's mostly just [[DudeShesLikeInAComa trying to take advantage of the situation for some good ol' lip-locking]], Kaname's irritated attempts to point this out don't deter her very much.
** Prior to this, fun is had from [[ChasteHero Sousuke's]] complete failure to differentiate kissing from CPR.
* CatSmile: Tessa displays one briefly when trying to sneak into Sōsuke's bed again in episode 9, right before Mao grabs her and handcuffs her.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Kaname more than usual when Tessa is near to Sōsuke. She really snap when Tessa try to do a [[CPRCleanPrettyReliable CPR]] to him.
* ClothingDamage: The final episode, where the scary, deadly, biotoxin turns out to be a bacteria that disintegrates synthetic fibers. Which the entire school's uniforms are made of.
* ClusterFBomb: You believe that Sōsuke's outburst when defeating Gauron was bad? Then here's a little example...
-->'''Sōsuke''': Right now you guys are less than human, you got that?! You're nameless slaves! Once you survive my training, then and only then will you become a weapon! Until that time you lowly maggots are nothing but a bunch of [[[SoundEffectBleep censored]]]suckers! I despise and look down upon you. Let's make one thing clear: my job is to find the limp [[[SoundEffectBleep censored]]] among you and weed them out! I won't have any stinking [[[SoundEffectBleep censored]]] on our team keeping us from victory! There will be no laughing or crying. You are NOT human beings! You are KILLING MACHINES! If you couldn't kill, your lives will be worthless! You [[[SoundEffectBleep censored]]] would be better off in a corner [[[SoundEffectBleep censored]]] your meat! You want to lose on purpose just to stand out? Pretend it hurts to gain some sympathy?! You pathetic loser scum! The best part of you ran down the crack of your mother's [[[SoundEffectBleep censored]]] and ended up as a [[[SoundEffectBleep censored]]] stain on the mattress! Quit draggin' your feet, you [[[SoundEffectBleep censored]]]! If you whimper, I will unscrew your head and [[[SoundEffectBleep censored]]] down your neck! That ball is your only girlfriend! You don't need a Mary Jane [[[SoundEffectBleep censored]]] [[[SoundEffectBleep censored]]] with a large backside! Think of your ball as a wet [[[SoundEffectBleep censored]]] and [[[SoundEffectBleep censored]]] her as hard as you can!
** Of course he got it from "Mao's Pocketbook: How To Abuse A Training Recruit" (Mao, in turn, seems to have gotten it from [[Film/FullMetalJacket Gunnery Sergeant Hartmann]]). Kaname speculates that he doesn't even know the actual meaning of what he's saying.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Mizuki's 3 friends who visit have ColorfulThemeNaming for red, yellow, and green, and each of them wears the same color. Kaname [[LampshadeHanging even comments that they're colored like a street light.]]
* ColorFailure: Kaname in one episode, upon finding out that Sosuke was ready to beat her kidnappers at their own game.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint:
** In one episode, Kaname takes Sōsuke through an AbandonedHospital. While her intention was to scare him, he's more worried about possible traps and ambushes. When one of the girls gets scared and runs away because she saw an old lady staring at them from the hospital, Sōsuke nonchalantly mentions seeing her too, freaking out Kaname. But he wasn't worried because the old lady was simply looking at them, and didn't have a gun or RPG, the first of many frustrations as she tries to scare him.
** When he receives a love letter in one episode, he misunderstands it as a challenge and instead stakes out the meeting spot in full camouflage and a ''sniper rifle''. It's not until Kaname walks up and sees him almost sniping an innocent girl that he realizes (sorta) his mistake.
* TheComicallySerious: Hayashimizu and Sousuke.
* ConvenientlyInterruptedDocument: Played for laughs: after detonating his shoe locker due to signs of tampering, Sousuke recovers and reconstructs the burned shreds of a love letter. From the few bits of surviving text, he completely misinterprets it as a death threat.
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Episode 2's mad scramble to get Kaname's Japanese Lit notes could have been avoided, if she hadn't interrupted Sousuke when he tried to tell her that the Literature teacher had a cold and declared an open study period. Unfortunately, she still blames Sousuke for what happened.
* CrazyPrepared: When Sōsuke is faced with a hand-to-hand combat with 3 karate fighters, he subdues the first one with a non-lethal projectile from a gun, the second one (after explained he can't use guns) with some sort of gas and for the third one (after [[PaperFanOfDoom being beaten]] by Kaname) he used a hand grenade as a decoy to bring him down.
** Also, in the first episode, Sōsuke is asked to lay off all his weapons. [[ExtendedDisarming Clang! Clink! Clang!]] and next shot from the camera shows him standing next to a heap of weapons almost half his size. (Including several grenades and a Bazooka).
** When they're at the Hotsprings and Sōsuke suspects that Kurz and the other guys will attempt to peak at the girls, he ended up boobytrapping ''the entire mountainside'' with live ammo sentry guns and landmines a mere day before the trip.
* CryCute: Tessa looks so adorable after she [[CuteClumsyGirl trips]] and drops a glass in the beginning of episode 9.
* CulturalCrossReference: There's a couple in episode 3, "Summer Illusion of Steel":
** The scene where Sousuke confronts the [[KnifeNut knife-wielding cook]] is a homage to ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''.
** The chauffeur Washio is strikingly similar to Oddjob from ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', from his attire right down to his combat style, including his signature bowler hat throw. He also dodges a grenade with a slow motion Matrix-style backflip.
* CuteAndPsycho: Yoko Wakana is a beautiful and pretty cute young policewoman, but she also happens to be batshit insane.
* DenserAndWackier / LighterAndSofter: Markedly different in tone to the first series, Fumoffu emphasizes the high school romantic comedy aspects of ''Full Metal Panic!'' with often crude humor and focuses on the romantic tension between Sousuke Sagara and Kaname Chidori. It frequently parodies itself and anime stereotypes. None of the mecha combat or political intrigue, which characterized much of the original work, can be seen in the series. The only reference to the mecha aspect is the Bonta-kun, which is one of the most prominent parodies in the anime.
* DopeSlap: ''Several times per episode,'' usually from Kaname's PaperFanOfDoom.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: When Kaname is held hostage by a gang, he uses this against them (threatening one's sister, one's girlfriend, one's pet, [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas one's mother]], and so on). To the leader, he traded the life of Kaname for the life of her younger brother. Fortunately, being a good dude deep down, these were all hollow threats, and even the little brother was merely acting (with Sosuke promising him a toy car as payment for his services).
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Tessa, when she visits Sōsuke's class. ("She's so cute!")
* ExactWords: Sousuke really abuses this when he fights the karate club. It's not intentional, however; he just honestly cannot comprehend that when they said "no holds barred," it doesn't actually mean that he's allowed to use [[TheCombatPragmatist any means at his disposal]] to defeat them.
* ExtendedDisarming: Provides the current page pic. Including a hilarious ReactionShot from the watching thugs, which changes from smug satisfaction to BlueWithShock as Sousuke [[HammerSpace keeps producing more and more guns]].
* {{Fanservice}}
* FelonyMisdemeanor: At the start of episode 6, Sosuke informs Kaname that Kyoko was attacked by a pervert. However, while said pervert only tied her hair in a ponytail before letting her go, Sosuke unintentionally made it sound like she had gone through ''worse'' things. Kaname is quick to DopeSlap Sosuke for scaring her like that.
* FeudEpisode: Two episodes are variations, where Kaname being mad at Sosuke (but not the other way around) make up the bulk of the scenario. Of course, both times, everything turns out well in the end.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: The rugby team started off as a bunch of prissy, tea-drinking, animal loving sissy boys on such a bad losing streak they are in danger of being disbanded by the school board. [[TrainingFromHell Three days with Sosuke]] turns them into [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast 'Futako Tamagawa's Nightmare']].
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In episode 5, during one of their many briefings in the student council room, a random member can be seen unboxing an anime figurine in the background (much to his delight). Moments later he peaks under the the figurine's skirt...and is promptly horrified at what he saw.
* GoofySuit: Bonta-kun!
* GroinAttack: Sousuke/Bontu-kun repeatedly stomped on a man's groin while he was down and gave another 4 successive punches there.
** He's also on the receiving end of one when Kazama accidentally headbutts him there in the HotSpringsEpisode. He doesn't react at all.
** Sousuke strikes again when he delivers multiple finishing punches to the groin of a karate club member. Being the CombatPragmatist that he is, it appears to be his trademark for [[AttackItsWeakPoint finishing a male opponent off quickly and efficiently]].
* HammerSpace: Sōsuke, with LampshadeHanging:
--> '''Sōsuke''': ''(upon dropping [[GunNut all his weapons]])'' I've complied to your demand.\\
'''Akutsu''': ''Where the hell did you keep all that?!''
* HeelRealization: Well, not full "heel", but in Episode 2 Kaname blasts Sousuke out for leaving her notes at his apartment, forces him to rush there and then back to school in under an hour to retrieve them, and generally treats him like a crash test dummy-slash-punching bag. When they get back to school, Sousuke collapses and admits he's been nursing a fever all day, which makes Kaname realize how nasty she's been, leading to her apologizing and saying she forgives him for forgetting the notes.
* HeroStoleMyBike: Kaname and Sōsuke steal a bike in order to get back to school in time for their test. HilarityEnsues when a crazy policewoman tries to pull them over, leading to a ChaseScene that results in her crashing her squad car. Which then explodes.
* HeManWomanHater: Tsubaki [[spoiler: until he puts his glasses on]]
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Sōsuke. Without any personality adjustments, just removing all the mecha fights or serious drama, his behaviour goes from 'FishOutOfWater' to 'Hilariously Over-The-Top Lunatic'.
* HeyCatch: Sōsuke does one with a grenade [[spoiler: with the pin still in]] to beat one of the karate team members.
* HostageSituation: Sōsuke imagines one in the 3rd episode. Ironically, Sousuke's vision in that episode is the only time in the anime when Kaname is kidnapped on screen (although she is kidnapped offscreen in other episodes).
* HotSpringsEpisode: Episode 9, complete with the antics of Kurz Weber, [[spoiler: where he desperately attempts to peep within the girl's bathhouses.]] Although his plans are foiled each time by Sōsuke.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Sōsuke has a lot of this.
* {{I Am Not Left Handed}}: Both Sosuke and Tsubaki claim they both weren't fighting full power during their fight. Sosuke was weighed down by weapons, and Tsubaki wasn't wearing his glasses.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Except for the first segment of episode 1 and the "Megami no Rainichi" double episode, every episode segment is titled as "[Japanese phrase] [English word in katakana]".
* InsultBackfire: When Sousuke is training the Yakuza thugs, we have the following exchange:
-->'''Sousuke (in Bonta Kun):''' "You're acting like street thugs.
-->'''Gang member:''' "We ''are'' street thugs."
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: The ''entire rugby club,'' [[TrainingFromHell until Sousuke shapes them up.]]
* IntimidationDemonstration: In the episode "Summer Illusion of Steel", Sameshima the cook runs up to Sōsuke with a knife in each hand, and starts twirling them around. He then switches over to rapidly slicing them through the air while stating his reputation as "Sammy the Slasher". It pays homage to ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', though, as [[spoiler: Sōsuke just shoots him.]]
* KillerRabbit: After Sousuke [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p69InNS-j0 stole a Bonta-kun costume]] to hide his identity while he saved Kaname from some yakuza who harassed her, he kept it, modified it for combat purposes, and mass-produced it. The end result was an adorable suit of PoweredArmor, strong enough to turn a bunch of wimps into capable soldiers. This is best seen when Kaname and Ren are kidnapped by a rival yakuza group: Sousuke teams up with the other group (ironically, the one he beat up earlier) to save them, and thoroughly kicks their asses.
* MagicSkirt
* MaleGaze:
** Unsurprisingly, both [[BeachEpisode episode 3]] and [[HotSpringsEpisode episode 9]] have a fair share of this trope.
** Also, in the last episode, when Kyoko's clothes gets eaten by "Full Monty Bacteria", the camera pans to [[http://anonmgur.com/up/a6725b11f690292a3f13aa01d153c7e7.jpg her chest]] and [[http://anonmgur.com/up/a3ba11d1de32bc6f1881da51a0a9cab0.jpg her butt]] for a short time.
* MustNotDieAVirgin: Mizuki tries this on Issei, and Kaname also mistakes Sousuke's behavior for this. She should know better at this point...
* MsFanservice: In the seventh episode, next-episode teaser, Kaname accuses the show of using Tessa for fanservice.
* NakedFreakOut: Kyoko screams [[BigNo "NOOOOOOOOOO!"]] loudly after her clothes gets eaten by "Full Monty Bacteria", leaving her completely naked. The other students (which also suffer the same thing) freak out too.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Averted now that Kaname has full knowledge on how [[ChasteHero incapable]] Sōsuke is on acting on anything even remotely connected to sex.
* TheNudifier: A clothes-eating bacteria.
* OneDialogueTwoConversations: After Sosuke nearly drowns in the school pool, Tessa says she's going to perform CPR on him, saying that they have a special relationship due to being ChildhoodFriends, as [[LockedOutOfTheLoop her cover story]] to the other students. After Sosuke recovers on his own, the other students ask him if he has a "special relationship" with Tessa. Since he can't [[SecretKeeper expose his or Tessa's real identities]], and he thinks they're referring to his military relationship as her subordinate, he verifies it. Much {{Squee}}ing ensues from them, while [[ClingyJealousGirl Kaname]] storms off, telling a confused Sosuke to talk to Tessa, since they have a "special relationship".
* OpposingSportsTeam: The Garasuyama Rugby Club; they're classically big, intimidating, aggressive, and arrogant.
* PantyShot: In the last episode, Kyoko's skirt gets eaten by "Full Monty Bacteria" (which already eaten her clothes and bra), [[http://anonmgur.com/up/a3ba11d1de32bc6f1881da51a0a9cab0.jpg revealing her pink panties]]. Said panties also get eaten very shortly after that.
* PerpetualFrowner: One smile is when Sōsuke is struggling with studying and Chidori lends him her notes. She tells him to bring it back the next day and he accepts it with a smile and saying he'll return it. [[spoiler: He forgets to. HilarityEnsues.]]
* {{Pixellation}}:
** Used in a gag to hide the contents of a gory package.
** Another to hide what looks like a rape scene (actually tickling with feathers).
* PsychoShowerMurderParody: When Tessa turns up at Sōsuke's high school, her NumberTwo Richard Mardukas (well aware of Tessa's infatuation with Sōsuke) [[PapaWolf threatens a terrible revenge]] if he should attempt to molest her. Cut to an ImagineSpot involving Sōsuke dressed in his Bonta-kun costume attacking Tessa in the shower [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar with a banana]].
* TheRival: Sosuke to Tsubaki, Tessa to Kaname, and Bonta-kun to the policewoman.
* RousingSpeech: Parodied when Sousuke delivers a big one to the rugby team before the big game, which just ends up reinforcing how utterly messed up they've become.
-->'''Sousuke:''' What is our specialty, ladies?!\\
'''Team:''' KILL! KILL! KILL!\\
'''Sousuke:''' What is our goal in this game?!\\
'''Team:''' KILL! KILL! KILL!\\
'''Sousuke:''' DO WE LOVE OUR SCHOOL?! DO WE LOVE OUR RUGBY CLUB?!\\
'''Team:''' [[GratuitousEnglish GUNG HO! GUNG HO! GUNG HO!]]
** Also Kaname inspiring her art class to capture Sousuke so they can use him as a model, and Kurt Weber inspiring Kazame to charge into a hot spring and perve on the girls -- both of which require assaulting a hill in the face of ridiculously overdone {{Booby Trap}}s set up by Sousuke.
* RugbyIsSlaughter: Trope image, thanks to you-know-who. the episode is also something of a subversion due to the clear indication that it was excessive violence, which got Sousuke immediately kicked out. Sōsuke gives TrainingFromHell to a sissy team of rugby players. The ending result is... [[HilarityEnsues highly amusing]].
* SceneryCensor: Parodied with singular joy in the HotSpringsEpisode. It starts out subtly enough, with a peeping hole in the women's changing room being ''just'' out of focus of the girls' bits, or the logs in a fence being the right height to cover their breasts and crotch... but then you get increasingly absurd methods, like a ladybug flying from a nearby leaf, hands moving in synch with characters in the background, and ending up with Tessa slipping and falling spread-eagled on her rump, a rubber ducky covering her crotch from the camera (and her knees covering her breasts).
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: In "The Hamburger Hill of Art", the art teacher's incomprehensible rambling about the true nature of art somehow convinces Sousuke that Kaname and her group want to capture and/or kill him. He hides on the hill and lays out a series of traps to keep everyone away... and as a result, Kaname and her group want to capture and/or kill him.
* SequentialSymptomSyndrome: Sousuke describes the effects of the trap he set as it shows the coach who set them off with the symptoms.
* ShameIfSomethingHappened: After Kaname is kidnapped by a street gang, Sousuke kidnaps the leader's little brother in turn and dangles him over them, threatening to drop him. To keep the other gang members from doing anything, he addresses each of them in turn by name, saying it would be a shame if their sister/girlfriend/sickly mother/lovebird/bike was to meet an...unfortunate fate. This thoroughly freaks out the gang members, who all run away in fear, leaving the leader, Kaname, and the brother [[spoiler: who was in on the whole thing: Sousuke had bribed him to go along with it with a promise of an RC car]]
* ShirtlessScene: One scene stands out. Sōsuke has just gone 4 days without sleeping due to schoolwork and his job and driven over the edge. Before passing out, he ponders on why he has to suffer like this. For ''no reason at all'', during the internal monologue, it shows a [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sousuke_FANSERVICE.jpg picture of Sousuke shirtless in a pose that would have any of his admirers absolutely screaming]].
** The reason for the odd position was most likely because Sousuke (subconsciously) associated Tessa's behaviour with torture (well, emotionally, it sort of was). The stripping and tying upside down is a common procedure of putting the tortured person in a position of vulnerability before any sort of pain is involved. Honestly, it's a classic scene in all books that depict war and/or espionage.
* SlasherSmile: The policewoman has one to make the Joker proud, whenever she gets caught up in the chase.
* SleepCute: Non-romantic example: after some time spent in hot springs, Kaname and Tessa sleep side-by-side on the way back. It's as adorable as it sounds.
* TheSpartanWay: Sōsuke (became an assassin due of this) subjects the School Rugby team to this method. It gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when Kaname asks where he got the idea for such a brutal training method, at which point he produces a training book written by Melissa Mao. Let's just say, she's something of an expert on this.
* SpitTake: As Kaname is talking with Ms. Wakana to apprehend a molester, the young policewoman mentions how she was demoted after she made her police car explode while chasing after some tough high-schoolers on a bike. Cue Kaname spitting her coffee, realizing she and Sosuke were those very high-schoolers;
* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Ms Yoko Wakana.
* TakeOffYourClothes: In the last episode, after a seemingly deadly virus spread to the school, Sōsuke drags Kaname to the infirmary and asks her to take off her clothes. Kaname reacts all flustered, believing he [[MustNotDieAVirgin wants to make love to her before they die]]. But Sōsuke learned that the "virus" only attacks synthetic fibers, including clothes, and he's just asking her to undress to save her school uniform before it'd disintegrate.
* ThanksForTheMammary:
** In episode 3, Kaname walks into the groping hand of a PoorLittleRichKid, who asks if her breasts are real. Cue MegatonPunch. "They're real!"
** Also, Sousuke has a BedmateReveal this way, when he wakes up and puts a hand on Tessa's breast, Tessa having 'accidentally' wandered into his bed while sleepwalking.
* TheThingThatGoesDoink: Seen quite prominently at the Yakuza home of Mikihara. Also heard several times in the HotSpringsEpisode.
* ThisIsGoingToBeHuge: The anti-personnel Bonta-kun miniature Arm Slaves. Sōsuke had high hopes for them - and they are ''incredibly'' effective - but with the exception of Miami PD's SWAT, it pretty much was a financial bomb. [[BrickJoke Still, at least they were able to use it effectively.]]
* TorchesAndPitchforks: The series ends with the entire school hunting down Sōsuke, after he finally goes too far by bringing a [[AxesAtSchool biowarfare agent into the class]].
* TrainingFromHell: Sōsuke inflicts this upon Jindai High's rugby team, [[HilarityEnsues with hilarious results]].
* TranslationConvention: Episode 2 in the English dub renders Ancient Japanese as Old English, as a similarly incomprehensible language for Sousuke and the viewer. And then there's the council chairman's translation of gangsta-speak. [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch Biatch]].
* TruthInTelevision: A ''lot'' of the people at theme parks who walk around wearing {{Goofy Suit}}s are actually ''security guards.'' Obviously they're not Sousuke-level commandos, but messing with the kids playing with Mickey Mouse is a ''bad idea.''
* TwoShorts: Zigzagged. Some episodes are full-length, but most of them are comprised of two shorter episodes.
* UnexpectedGenreChange: ''Fumoffu'', served mostly to give the fans something to watch in between the more serious first and third seasons of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''. As a result, it goes from gritty realism to off-the-wall slapstick comedy and back again.
* WhatTheHellHero: When Kaname got kidnapped in the first episode of Fumoffu and Sōsuke showed up at the negotiations with the offending gang leader's little brother as a hostage of his own. [[spoiler:Turns out the kid was in on it.]]
* WhiteGloveTest: Commander Mardukas runs a finger down a windowsill in Sousuke's classroom while touring the school ahead of Tessa's visit. His criticism of Sousuke's housekeeping is another part of his protective tendencies towards her.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: When everyone believes they're about to die from a lethal biowarfare agent, [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Issei Tsubaki]] ignores the girl who's [[YouDontWantToDieAVirginDoYou literally throwing herself at him]] because he wants to spend his last moments kicking Sōsuke's ass. As Sōsuke calmly [[CombatPragmatist loads his shotgun]], Tsubaki summons his BattleAura and announces his [[CallingYourAttacks Daidoumuyaku Style Final Master Move]]... until Sōsuke shoots him with a beanbag round.
-->'''Sōsuke:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint I win]].
-->'''Kaname:''' I don't even have the energy [[DopeSlap to hit you]].
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Kaname's Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex Hold.
* YoungEntrepreneur: Sōsuke tries to patent and sell his Bonta-Kun combat suit entirely for the technological advantage it provides, without realizing its outward appearance was preventing sales. He succeeded in selling a few of them to the FBI, the Miami police and a local Yakuza gang.
** The fact that Sousuke had enough money and contacts to do that implies that he's probably been moonlighting in the weapons business for a while.
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