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[[caption-width-right:308:More like a [[RealIsBrown Brown Gale]], apparently.]]

->The name of this planet is Zora. But, the people have long since forgotten that name...

->Is it a breeze or a storm?

On the distant [[DesertPunk desert planet]] of Zora, two distinct civilizations of humans exist: the Innocent, who pioneer culture and science from the safety of their domes, and the Civilians, who live beyond the domes yet rely on the Innocent for the provisions necessary to survive - especially the [[HumongousMecha Walker Machines]] and battleships that allow them to traverse the land. The Innocent have long ago decreed that any crime committed among the Civilians is automatically forgiven if the perpetrator isn't brought to justice in three days.

Jiron Amos, whose parents were murdered by ace Breaker Timp Shaloon a week ago, isn't about to let a time limit get between him and justice.

Originally airing in 1982 and [[ColbertBump enjoying revived popularity due to its inclusion in]] ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Gaiden'' and ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ Z]]'', ''Xabungle'' (long form: ''Sentou (Combat) Mecha Xabungle'', to some ''Blue Gale Xabungle'' in deference to its ExpositoryThemeTune) chronicles Jiron's attempts to get even with Timp, his alliance with the Sandrat bandits, ''their'' alliance with culture-obsessed landship captain's daughter Elche Cargo, ''her'' issues with ex-employee and would-be suitor Kid Hola, and the eventual one-ship crusade against the Innocent's rule that spawns from Jiron's vendetta.

In the hands of anybody else, this would be a particularly gritty tale of desert justice and class warfare, but with YoshiyukiTomino at the helm during his post-[[SpaceRunawayIdeon Ideon]] emotional peak, the 50-episode series turns into an over-the-top HumongousMecha romp dripping with too much humor for a lesser (or darker) mecha anime to properly handle. Heck, even it can't handle the comedy lightly, often [[NoFourthWall breaking the Fourth Wall]] alongside the Three-Day Rule to poke fun at the cliches of its SuperRobot predecessors.

Compare ''OvermanKingGainer''.
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* AbusivePrecursors: The Innocent want the Civilians to become the new inhabitants of Zora, and so most of the series is a sort of test to see if they are truly worthy. The "Abusive" part comes into play when some of the more entrenched Innocent don't want to lose their positions of power...
* AceCustom: Timp's "Government"-type Walker Machine seems to be the only one of its kind with missile launchers mounted on the forearms.
** Better: he also replaces one of the forearms with a missile launcher... only for it to revert to being an arm ''[[OffModel in the very next scene]]''.
*** ...recreated ''faithfully'' in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ''.
* AcePilot: Greta is a steamroller type.
* ActualPacifist: [[MeaningfulName Maria Maria]] attempts to be this in her debut episode and it's made clear that she's always been like that. This is universally seen as ''really'' weird by the other characters, who can all use guns and fight for their lives on a regular basis. Her particular brand of pacifism is literally that and she refuses to take violent action against anyone - so the Iron Gear crew has to save her life, with the result that she re-examines her lifestyle in the end.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Nowhere near as extreme as other examples, but Jiron's single-minded quest to kill Timp a week after the fact [[DeliberateValuesDissonance is treated as ridiculous in a world where everyone is forgiven after 3 days.]] Turns out, this is the whole point of the rule, to have someone question it.
* AncientTradition: While they've only been on Zora for 200 years or so, this is the ''intended'' purpose/mission of the Innocent. See "Abusive Precursors" above.
* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Elche tries to be this, and finally succeeds...
* AsYouWish: Despite being brainwashed and having no proper memories of her past life, [[spoiler: Elche]] still names her new Landship after her father.
* BigBad: King Kashim.
* TheBigGuy: Dike and Fatman Big. The former is a gentle giant, both kind enough to offer up his other hand when Jiron couldn't shake with his right, and [[GenreSavvy thoroughly aware of his status as a background character]]. The latter is a muscleman whose dedication to Elche is touching, to the point that he can sense her impending danger from 3 kilometers away.
* {{Bishounen}}: Biel, and Arthur Rank - a high-ranked Innocent and their leader. Pretty much all the girls call him Arthur-''sama~''. They both turn out tougher than expected as well.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Subverted, a little. The Innocent are incapable of surviving on Zora outside of the domed habitats, and so create a few races to do so. Which means that, by the usual logic, it's the ''Civilians'' who have this.
* {{Bokukko}}: Tron Miran, a member of Sault - it's through her actions that the Iron Gear eventually joins with Sault. She also beats Jiron in a fair fistfight - the beating she gives him is almost completely one-sided. [[spoiler: Sadly, she dies in her debut episode. Jiron keeps her WM-sized bazooka as a memento.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: Elche]] for a chunk of the latter half of the series.
* BrattyHalfPint: Chiru... by Civilian standards, anyway - meaning her firearm is a measly Scorpion vz. 61 and she can only pilot a Hobuggy or ride shotgun at most. In practice, a capable cross between this and TagalongKid.
** She'd otherwise make a pretty good Gundam lead.
* CallingYourAttacks: "HISSATSU! XABUNGLE PUNCH! [[LampshadeHanging Heh heh]], IAlwaysWantedToSayThat."
** They then proceed to do this in their ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' appearances (Jiron says the above line much more enthusiastically). Chiru even calls out ''seishin spell names'' in Z.
* CaptainSmoothAndSergeantRough: Elchi and Rag, in the beginning - although the former's control over the Sandrats is tenacious at best. Katakam and Jiron, at first.
** Wonderfully inverted towards the end: Rag ends up as captain of the Iron Gear, and Elchi's in the Xabungle.
* ChickenWalker: The prevalent design amongst Walker Machines, in fact.
* [[ClarkesThirdLaw Clarke's Third Law]]:
* CombiningMecha: The two Xabungle units (and later Walker Gallier) are formed from two truck-like vehicles each.
** Somewhat [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] by the Xabungle's design - the pilot(s) in the WM's midsection can't get out or contribute to the battle.
** Walker Gallier plays this straight... but the pilot of the Gally Wheel (waist and below) can see the action, and switches from pilot to gunner.
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Kashim King is so Sydney Greenstreet it hurts.
* CommLinks: Yep, none of those here! Which justifies the series' use of yelling at each other from their Walker Machines, just as often with the aid of a megaphone as not.
** To be fair, they do use radio sometimes... but the first long-range radio seen in the show is part of a backpack bigger than the guy using it.
* [[CoolShip Cool (Land)Ship]]: The Iron Gear. Although it was originally intended to be a Cool ''Star''ship during the earliest planning stages.
* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: The Innocent, or at least Elche's image thereof.
* DeathFromAbove: The Iron Gear, in the last episode, to a Dome.
** Hahaha! Because it's an ''[[MediumAwareness anime]]''!
* DecontaminationChamber: Gas and light. As it's something they always have to go through to enter a dome, the Civilians think that it's part of the pomp and circumstance of the Innocent.
* DesertPunk: Desert? Check. Punk? Check. ...Gasoline-powered Giant Robots? Double check!
* {{Determinator}}: Jiron, full stop. In-story, Maria is referred to as this for her dogged (some would say blind) adherence to [[ActualPacifist pacifism]].
* DodgeTheBullet: Jiron is ''really damn good'' at this... And everyone else to some extent or other.
* EarthAllAlong: Apparently Zora isn't the only name people have forgotten for their planet...[[FridgeLogic save the fact that most Civilians call it Earth anyway already.]] All but a given in its ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' appearances, especially its events developing [[AfterTheEnd After Two Ends]] in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Alpha Gaiden]]'' (the latter being an apocalyptic clusterfuck of the ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' and ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' backstories).
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: A necessity for the Innocent - domes can only be so big.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Medic Helt is... [[TheMedic a doctor]]. On his own at first (he shows up in the first episode and fixes Jiron's arm), then for Sault, then finally for Iron Gear.
** Not quite the same, but Elchi's dad is... Kyaring Cargo. [[DontExplainTheJoke Because he spends his time Carrying Cargo?]]
* EvilKnockoff: The Blackalley, a walker machine based on Xabungle and Gallia. However, it is only threatening when Timp uses it as an Innocent grunt could barely control it and Dowas did not use it in actual combat.
* FantasticCasteSystem: The gap between the Innocent and the Civilians is ludicrous.
* Fanservice: On several occasions - for example, one scene in episode 2 has a good shot of Rag's rear end while she's trying to hotwire the Xabungle vehicles. And then there's Elchi's short dress. And the fact that Rag is shown to not wear a bra...
* FatBastard: Kashim King, who kind of looks like SydneyGreenstreet.
* TheFilmOfTheSeries: Xabungle Graffiti was released 6 months after the series ended. Basically a ClipShow. While the show is a comedic take on serious mecha tropes, the movie ''really'' takes a hammer to the fourth wall - and has an improved ending: Instead of [[spoiler: Arthur dying and Elchi being permanently blind, Arthur fakes his death and Elchi's eyesight is restorable with Innocent technology.]]
* FiveManBand: Among the Sandrats:
** Jiron - TheHero.
** Rag - TheLancer [[ActionGirl cleverly disguised as]] TheChick.
** Chiru - The ''other'' ActionGirl cleverly disguised as a half-BrattyHalfPint, half-TagalongKid.
** Burume - [[TheSmartGuy The Smart]][[DeadpanSnarker (ass)]] [[TheSmartGuy Guy]].
** Dike - TheBigGuy.
** {{Sixth Ranger}}s - [[AndZoidberg Garuro, Maare, and Haiya.]]
* ForgottenPhlebotinum: The Iron Gear gets a slight upgrade with the [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness Triple-Barreled Delayed-Burn High-Temperature Spreading High-Explosive Cannon]]... [[AvertedTrope Too long]]! The "Potan Cannon" area effect weapon. It's used in one battle (and Jiron rips it off, so it can fire at closer range), then either forgotten or simply not used. Clearly a WeaponOfMassDestruction in this world, and probably an example of HoldingBackThePhlebotinum.
** That, or they ran out of fuel/energy/ammunition for it. It was originally a gift anyway.
* TheGunslinger: Timp ''thinks'' he's one of these... but he screws up a little too often.
* {{Handguns}}: Most of the main cast uses one - Dike (shotgun) and Chiru (sub-machinegun) excepted.
* HotBlooded: Jiron has this in ''freaking spades''. [[JustBugsMe/SuperRobotWars Some]] [[WMG/SuperRobotWars speculators]] believe the universe will implode if Jiron gets anywhere near ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. If he's this BadAss just running on ''gasoline'', imagine what he'd do with Spiral Power.
** Make a fortune in a Blue Stone mining operation?
** Their mutual appearance in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ The second Super Robot Wars Z]] suggests that there isn't all that much interaction between them, despite being stuck with each other for [[TimeSkip ten years]].
* IdiotBall: Elchi likes to juggle these every few episodes.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Played straight for both the good and bad guys, actually - it's rare for anyone to get hit except for plot reasons - due to DodgeTheBullet taking far higher priority.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: The "Boomerang Idiom" within Walker Gallier's Full Armor complement. Then again, it's tough to see what the word "Idiom" has to do with stuffing a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang full of enough rockets to clear out a 180-degree radius of enemies.
** "Boomerang ''{{Ideon}}''"?
*** Hey, they could be related. Check out [[WMG/{{Gundam}} the WMG for Gundams]]... are the civilians ''really'' Earthlings, or are they [[TomatoSurprise Buff Clan survivors after Ideon's]] "[[MemeticMutation Universe's Closed]]"?
*** They're Earthlings - why else would they have an Apollo Lunar Lander as a museum piece?
* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: Subverted - everything runs on ''gasoline''. The Nonsensoleum involves the ''engines'', which get absurdly good mileage.
** This is recognized in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Gaiden'' with the "High-Efficiency Gasoline Engine" item, which improves the equipping unit's mobility and agility a bit. Try not to think about how that works in space.
* JusticeWillPrevail: As Jiron says, "What's wrong with wanting to settle things?" (The three-day rule effectively prevents justice that takes too long.)
* LaResistance: Salt/Solt/Sault, the local democratic Civilian's movement. Never really becomes TheAlliance, as it was mostly a supply network without a strong military branch before the Iron Gear and crew joins.
* LastGirlWins: [[spoiler:Of the three initial ladies on the team, it's Elchi who Jiron ends up with and obviously cares most for.]]
* LimitedWardrobe: Almost all the main characters. Somewhat justified for Jiron and the Sand Rats, as they seem to have boarded the Iron Gear with only the clothes on their backs, and given the show's setting this is understandably the norm.
** Exceptions: Jiron gets his ...''iconic'' brown gear during the first episode and Fatman (of all people...) has a Calvary officer's outfit he likes. Elche changes several times over the course of the show, as befitting someone of *cough* "high culture".
* LostTechnology: There's the stuff the Innocent made after coming back to Earth... and then there's the stuff that seems to have been in museums while they were gone. The infamous ICBM is one of them.
** As is the Walker Gallier, apparently - see Homage.
* LoveTriangle: Rag and Elchi both have a thing for Jiron. Jiron himself doesn't show a preference until about halfway though the show, when [[spoiler: Elchi gets brainwashed. THEN he starts trying to talk her out of it with love, eventually getting through to her for long enough to run a reversal procedure. When she loses her sight, he decides to live with her.]]
** Chiru also has a thing for him (which explains a ''lot'' when you think about it), but Jiron only sees her as a reliable friend, nothing more. There's a piece of artwork released with the soundtracks that's a bit more obvious about this.
* MadeOfIron: All the Civilians, like you wouldn't believe. Explicitly created that way by the Innocent, so they could survive in the harsh Zora landscape.
* MeaningfulName: Rag is generally [[AllPeriodsArePMS very hot-tempered and irritable]].
* MechaExpansionPack: "Full Armor" ensembles for the Xabungles and Walker Gallier; the former really just consists of all the one-off weapons that model had been equipped with up to that point (and is enough for Jiron to single-handedly destroy a domed trading Point), while the latter adds a five-tube missile launcher that was never used in-show.
* MidseasonUpgrade: Walker Gallier. In fact the ''first'' one of the Real Robot genre, since [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Amuro used the Gundam the whole way through his show.]]
** {{Getter Robo}} -> Getter G is about the only other clear prior example in mecha anime as a whole. GreatMazinger doesn't count because it AND its pilot are cases of SoLastSeason.
* MoreExpendableThanYou: [[spoiler:Biel to Jiron.]]
* TheNarrator: Works a bit differently in this show, as he is more of a [[TheStoryteller storyteller]] doing the OpeningMonologue, OpeningNarration, and [[OnTheNext previews]] in a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamishibai Kamishibai]] style.
* NoWaterProofingInTheFuture: Played straight, as Zora is mostly desert and everyone uses ''Walker'' Machines (which are barely more waterproofed than a modern car).
* NonActionGuy: Although he's clearly Elchi's right hand man in the first couple of episodes, Fatman doesn't seem to do much else for the first third or so of the series.
* NukeEm: The Innocent try this on the Iron Gear late in the series. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vVauhgm06k It doesn't take.]]
* OhCrap: The Iron Gear (WM) already has a reputation for being nigh-invulnerable by the time it reaches X-Point, but the defenders know what to expect. And then they watch it ''jump''. It just ''smashes'' onto X-Point, with one guy basically commenting "yeah, we're completely screwed".
* {{Omake}}: The filler in [[TheFilmOfTheSeries Xabungle Graffiti}} tends to work this way.
* OnlyOneName: Quite a few characters. For example: Chiru, Burume, and Daiku.
* PantyShot: Elche tends to provide plenty of these.
* RebelLeader, subverted: Sault originally has Katakam Zushim who, while actually pretty good at rallying people and supplies behind him, varies from okay to terrible at the actual "bringing down the empire" part. Jiron takes over after his death [[spoiler: (sorry, his "death")]] but isn't much better, with his attack plans basically working out to "blow up (letter) Point", but with him fighting on the front lines.
** The eventual solution appears to be a small group of leaders/planners based in the Iron Gear.
* RedHerring: The Blue Stones that are so important to everyone? That are the equivalent of Gold during a goldrush? Worthless and mundane, and different materials are used as actual money.
** Although they become an important plot point in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Gaiden'', [[spoiler:The blue stones are believed to be formed from the HumongousMecha of after the Preventers time period fighting the Dinosaur and Mycene emipres as well as each other, which in turn is revealed to be caused by the Anime/TurnAGundam destroying them all with the Moonlight Butterfly]].
** There's another possibility for what they are, too. It's said that the Innocent can survive in places that have been cleared of Blue Stones, which implies that they're some kind of pollutant. The Innocent just told the Civilians that they were valuable so that they'd collect them so the Innocent could dispose of them (at least some of the "Ascension of Light" rocket launches from the payment point domes may be them shooting the stuff into space). This leads to some of the good ol' horror of the fridge when you think about it. What's a dangerous pollutant that's blue? Radioactive cobalt. The reason the world is in ruins could be due to the effects of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobalt_Bomb Cobalt Bomb]], a hypothetical type of nuclear weapon that was never built because the fallout would kill nearly everything on Earth.
* RedShirt: Subverted - while there are plenty of [[{{Mooks}} nameless Breakers]] on all sides of the eventual conflict, due to a number of factors (Tomino giving the finger to his nickname, the story taking place on Earth, the durability and cockpit locations of Walker Machines, etc.) they all have an unusually high chance of survival.
* RuleOfThree: The Three-Day Rule!
* ShoutOut: In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'', one of the mobile suits at Hayato Kobayashi's museum appears to be the Walker Gallier. ''[[Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam Crossbone Gundam]]'' is even better about it, reusing a Gallop-type as a worker MS. ''TurnAGundam'' makes mention of Gallia, the continent most of the action takes place on.
** Kashim King's possession of Elchi is highly reminiscent of [[{{Dune}} Baron Harkonnen and St. Alia of the Knife]].
* SpaghettiWestern: Played with, in that according to the maps in SRW most of the action takes place in Southern Europe, but the setting and characters feel like a Wild West story.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Most of the fansub attempts use spellings of characters' names that run counter to the ones used in ''Alpha Gaiden'' (Chiru -> Chill, Dike -> Daiku and so forth). Since they all seem to fall victim to [[{{NINJA}} subninjas]][[note]]people or other inconveniences that wantonly destroy fansub groups in the place of the series actually being licensed for localization[[/note]], though, this article will use the ''Alpha Gaiden'' Romanizations at least until AXSUS manages to sub the entire series.
** And then you have the Civilian's Democracy group Solt(Jap. pron.)/Salt(what it sounds like)/Sault(short for Assault, which makes the most sense).
** A standout is "Elche". What few Japanese sources exist usually spell her name that way... despite the katakana and vocal pronunciation ''very unambiguously'' being "Elchi", or エルチ. Elche would actually be spelled "エル'''チェ'''" in kana. This leads to a lot of debate, even in the SRW community, as to how her name should be spelled.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: Usually one or the other. At one end, it makes Gundam look childish (Chiru, 8 years old, whips around a submachine gun; the women are universally tough without sacrificing femininity) and breaks new ground; at the other, it's absolutely unafraid of breaking your screen with humor.
** So seriousness of a series is influenced by its women being tough or not? I sense UnfortunateImplications here.
** ...and there would be if they didn't [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] it so damn often (example: Chiru notes once or twice on the seriousness of the situation). The point is more that, oddly for a mecha anime, there really isn't a gender gap amongst the Civilians.
* TheSquad: Separate from the FiveManBand, the Iron Gear roster looks a bit like this, especially towards the end of the show.
** TheEngineer: Kotoset Memuma, Not-Captain and head engineer of the (perpetually understaffed) Iron Gear.
** TheMedic: Medic Helt. Also the SmartGuy on the Iron Gear.
** NewMeat: Maria Maria, as she starts as an ActualPacifist, works up to a TechnicalPacifist, and ends up as a ReluctantWarrior as well as Medic's assistant.
** TheQuietOne: Fatman Big, particularly early on. [[spoiler: When he finally ''does'' start speaking it's in borderline HulkSpeak, as though he has a condition of some sort.]]
* SteppingStonesInTheSky: Jiron does this very early on as he falls from a cliff and lands safely.
** [[RuleOfFunny ...Then gets knocked out by one last rock the size of his head.]]
* SuperPrototype: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with the two Xabungles, played straight with Walker Gallier and the Iron Gear to an extent (it's new enough that the 120-some meter tall Walker Machine mode is demoralizing).
** [[AvertedTrope ...aaand Averted with those two as well.]] It doesn't take long after the Gallier starts being used for the [[EvilKnockoff Blackalley]] to start being used (said machine being just as strong as he Gallier, except piloted by less capable people), and while the Iron Gear seems impressive early on, it also barely works for a while and takes constant maintenance - meanwhile, at least two more are made later in the story.
* TakeAThirdOption: Where your choices are 1) run away from the ICBM falling towards your current location and 2) shoot it down, Jiron decides that there's 3)...
* TechnicalPacifist: Maria becomes this after her debut, working as Medic's assistant.
* {{Technobabble}}: Considerably lighter than even most SuperRobot titles, the only really obvious example being the Potan Cannon's proper name (see ForgottenPhlebotinum above, 'cause damned if we're typing that again).
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Rag and Elchi, [[SubvertedTrope at least at first glance.]] Rag turns out to have a surprisingly feminine side, while Elchi shows off her knife-throwing skills early on.
** Birin and Maria play this one straight, though.
* TransformingMecha: Sure, the combining Walker Machines have to shift a few parts around when assuming robot form, but when your BATTLESHIP does this, things start getting CrazyAwesome. See also ''{{Macross}}'' and its brethren.
** And then Cotset (the Iron Gear's... ''navigator'') claims that its "hands and legs were originally meant for ''fistfights''". *punchpunchpunch* (see WhatCouldHaveBeen below)
* TrueCompanions: The Sandrats. Jiron is also quickly accepted by Rag after he saves their collective rears (and, more specifically, treats her like a lady).
** While the older members fulfill this by being a tight-knit group, Chiru appears to consider them (Rag and Jiron particularly) older siblings.
* {{Tsundere}}: Rag - blowing up Landships with a pistol-sized grenade launcher one minute, blushing and demure the next. Elchi, ''maybe'' - "cultured" and polite one minute, blowing up Landships as the captain of a 120-meter-tall Walker Machine the next.
** Note that the "Tsundere" characterization/trope basically didn't exist during the original airing, so they are both prototypical.
* UnbuiltTrope: predates the likes of [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]] by fifteen and twenty years respectively, and it only gets funnier now with various mooks bemoaning why they even bother shooting at the protagonists since they'll automatically miss anyways.
** Maria comes off as a parody/deconstruction of the common RealRobot (especially ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'') pacifist heroine; however, that would not become a trend until ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'', a whole ''thirteen years later''.
* UnfortunateNames: Either one hell of a coincidence, or done completely on purpose, but there appears to have been [[http://www.koreanwarexpow.org/info/camp_3.html a Jiron, Amos J. serving in the Korean War...]]
* WhamEpisode: Episode 27. After several arcs of sucessful adventures and fresh off the high from acquiring Walker Galia, Jiron's new friend Tron who seems a shoe in to join the crew,[[spoiler: Is promptly killed not a minute after first joining the battle. Jiron somberly returns to the ship only to learn that Elche was abducted by the Innocent. And unlike most kidnappings she ends up gone for a long long time.]]
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Mouse?]]: Strangely, we never find out why Timp killed Jiron's parents, although he explicitly says it ''wasn't'' at the Innocents' request.
** Although given the three-day-rule, it's quite possible it was an extremely trivial reason in the first place, and Timp's simply trying to rile him up by being vague. Jiron himself seems to care to care more about avenging them to find out why, anyway.
*** Based on a few comments it's implied it was a simple robbery for Blue Stones (Jiron's father was a Stone miner) and nothing more.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Chiru is this frequently, which helps to mitigate the fact that carrying and using a sub-machine gun is TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour at best.
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