This page is for the Antagonists in Gurren Lagann. For the Main and secondary characters, go to the Characters/TengenToppaGurrenLagann.\\
Go to Characters/TengenToppaGurrenLagannMecha for the Mecha used in this series.

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[[folder:Antagonists: Beastmen]]

!!'''Thymilph the Raging Wave'''
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->Voiced by: Creator/KiyoyukiYanada (JP), Creator/PaulStPeter (EN)

The first General Team Dai-Gurren faces. Thymilph is a ferocious and none to bright ape man. While you'd expect him to be curb stomped rather easily, he ends up being the one to [[spoiler:kill Kamina.]] He's the most respectable of the generals, but also the deadliest. He pilots the Byakko, a powerful Gunmen that fires massive energy blasts, and owns the Dai-Gunzan, a massive walking fortress. Oh, and he's [[MinionShipping sleeping with]] [[TheVamp Adiane]].

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* AFatherToHisMen: Was genuinely worried when Viral was sent flying.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: More powerful than grunts and Viral, he's the best at his introduction.
* [[spoiler: AvengingTheVillain: Adiane used him as part of a plan to gain status amongst the generals, but it backfired when he died, and she's forced to take matters into her own hands.]]
** [[spoiler: There is implication that there may have been something more intimate between their relationship and the above theory was stated by Guame, which infuriated Adiane, implying the intimate relationship]].
** [[spoiler: The manga of the series flat out states that the two were lovers.]]
* {{Badass}}: Anyone who could [[spoiler:kill Kamina]] has got to be one.
* BladeOnAStick: His Gunmen's weapon.
* TheBrute: Strong, big and a devil in a fight.
* CovertPervert: Watch carefully in Episode 7 as Thymilph looks through six cameras. The very last one has an extreme closeup of [[AbsoluteCleavage Kiyoh's breasts.]] That [[PlanetOfTheApes damn dirty ape!]]
* DropTheHammer: His personal side arm.
* FatBastard: A glutton with a mean streak as big as his battleship.
* EmergingFromTheShadows: His formal introduction.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Not for Kamina, it isn't.
* [[spoiler: HeroKiller]]
* [[spoiler: ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Kamina stays alive just long enough to pay Thymilph back ''tenfold'' for spearing him- he ''purees'' him with his first (and only) Giga Drill Break.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: [[spoiler: Kills Kamina, which begins the series' more serious turn. Also to show that the Generals were as tough as hell!]]
* LargeAndInCharge: The largest physically, and implied to the leader and strongest of the Four Generals.
* MeaningfulName: Thymilph is mix of thymine and sylph. Despite his girth he is ''very'' nimble and his Byakko can fly (though he isn't wind-themed, being the general of fire).
* PlayingWithFire: The General of Fire.
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: [[spoiler: Subverted. He shows up in the new intro for the Beastmen War Arc... which begins with the next episode after his death.]]
* ShoutOut: [[PlanetOfTheApes "YOU DAMN DIRTY HUMANS!!!"]]
* WakeUpCallBoss: [[spoiler:Kills Kamina and forces Simon to [[TakeUpMySword take up his sword]].]]

!!'''Adiane the Elegant'''
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->Voiced by: Creator/MichikoNeya (JP), MeganHollingshead (EN)

The psychotic [[TokenGirl female member]] of the four generals. Adiane is a scorpion-tailed temptress who tries avenging [[spoiler: Thymilph's]] death.Viral has a secret crush on her, but she's such a violent monster, she doesn't return the feelings. She pilots Sayrune, a vile Gunmen that transforms into a scorpion, and uses an aquatic centipede flagship named the Dai-Gunkai. Unlike her fellow generals, she has the ability to make water appear out of thin air- and tons of it at that. [[spoiler: When she first confronts Team Dai-Gurren, Adiane reveals that Lordgenome has effectively thrown his own daughter Nia to the wayside, now meant to die, but the team (minus the grief-stricken Simon) barges in to stop Adiane from killing her. Eventually, she boasts to the Spiral King she can single-handedly avenge Thymilph but fails miserably, making it impossible to face him again out of shame. She makes a second attempt to kill Nia by taking her hostage and bringing in her flagship- only this time, Simon has snapped out of his funk, and he effectively destroys it, while Yoko takes a risky shot to free Nia from Sayrune's claws. Unfortunately for her, she ordered Team Dai-Gurren to turn all its guns on Nia- which are now locked on to her own Gunmen. When she thinks they won't risk blowing up their own ship, Attenborough decides to fry her with the cannons. Adiane regretfully asks Thymilph to forgive her for not being able to avenge him, and then gets torn to pieces by the gunfire. Viral later mourns her death in a tearful rage.]]

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* ArmorPiercingSlap: Viciously bitch-slaps Viral's face into a bloody pulp with her scorpion tail because she's damned angry he couldn't protect [[spoiler: Thymilph]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Beats down the entire brigade, ''on land''!
** And effortlessly block all of Yoko's shots in the first movie.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Adiane angrily declares she was sleeping with him to manipulate him. [[spoiler: But when she dies she seems genuinely sad she didn't avenge him. Not the response of a manipulater.]]
* AxeCrazy: Kills people for shits and giggles.
* BewareMyStingerTail
* BloodKnight: Like other beastmen, she loves fighting.
* CatFight: With Yoko in the first movie.
* DarkActionGirl
* DarkChick: The most unstable of the four, she prefers to run into combat by herself, leaving her ship behind.
* DualityMotif: The reason she wears an eyepatch. Her left eye is gold, while her right eye is red. She switches the patch around every now and then depending on whether she wants to look seductive or menacing.
* EyepatchOfPower
* [[spoiler: [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]]]: [[spoiler: Captures Nia and tells Team Dai-Gurren to point all of Dai-Gurren's cannons at Nia and open fire. Instead, Yoko shoots Nia free from Sayrune (after two Close Call Haircuts). Now all that firepower is aimed right at her. She tries to convince herself her enemy won't shoot... then Attenborough proves her VERY WRONG.]]
* HotGirlsAreBitches: The hottest of the Four Generals, and the bitchiest.
* HyperspaceArsenal: She can conjure up water inexplicably- in outrageous amounts to boot- whenever she wants.
* JerkAss: Not to the extremes of Cytomander, though.
* LadyOfWar
* MakingASplash: The General of Water.
** According to Parallel Works ''Kittan Zero'', Adiane actually has the unexplained ability to create obscene amounts of water out of thin air. That would explain the terrestrial locomotion of her Dai-Gunkai.
* MeaningfulName: Adiane is adenine and undine. Any guess why she shared a bond with Thymilph?
* PsychoForHire
* ScaryScorpions
* VaginaDentata: Her Gunmen. It looks like a woman's torso as well.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!'''Guame the Immovable'''
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->Voiced by: Kiyoshi Kawakubo (JP), Doug Stone (EN)

Guame is the eldest of the four generals and the only one that can [[spoiler:manifest spiral power]]. The closest to the Spiral King, Guame doesn't worship him like the other beastmen, and in fact was willing to disobey the man. Part alligator and part armadillo.

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* AntiVillain: He was in on Lord Genome's agenda.
* BadassGrandpa: In a manner of speaking. He's about as old as Lordgenome, and thinks 200 years is still young.
* TheBattleDidntCount: Manages to survive a Giga Drill Break(er) in his first direct battle with Simon.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: The subtitles refer to him as "Guame the ''Immobile''".
* CoolOldGuy
* [[spoiler: DeathIsDramatic: Gave Lordgenome a farewell speech speared on Simon's drill, then got blown up in his crumbling battleship.]]
* TheDragon: To Lordgenome.
* DishingOutDirt: The General of Earth.
* DirtyOldMan: A highly disturbing one at the too. His actions with [[{{Lolicon}} Nia]] are especially telling. He slobbers when he laughs.
* [[spoiler:EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: He summons a weird tornado of pink energy to guard Teppelin by rolling around on his shell.]]
* EvilCounterpart: Of [[spoiler:Boota]].
* [[spoiler:FallenHero: Lost his resolve when Lordgenome lost his, and turned bitter and cruel.]]
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: The man smokes a rather ornate pipe, guess what? He's morally ambiguous!
* [[spoiler: ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Simon drilled straight through his battleship from below and the drill gored him right through his own shell and out the abdomen.]]
* MeaningfulName: Guame is guanine and gnome.
* NighInvulnerable: His battleship [[spoiler: survived a crash with Cytomander's and walked out unscathed.]]
* NonActionGuy: He doesn't have Viral's skill in a fight, Thymilph's strength, Adiane's balls-out craziness, or Cytomander's willingness to cheat. He is the smartest of the four, however.
* TeamPet: Was once this to Lordgenome, until evolution turned him into a snobbish and revolting codger.
* TheStrategist: Relies on his brains rather then his Gunmen.

!!'''Cytomander the Swift'''
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->Voiced by: Akio Suyama (JP), Creator/SteveStaley (EN)

The incredibly fey air general. Cytomander is a bird man with a serious ego. Guame chastises him for being too brash, and when he's on the losing side of a battle, the guy [[AxCrazy ''really'' flips his lid.]] His personal Gunmen is Shuzack, and his flagship is the Dai-Gunten. [[spoiler: His brimming overconfidence finally gets him killed when Team Dai-Gurren rams him with their battleship prow, sending him crashing into the Dai-Gunten, where both it and he are obliterated in the carnage.]]

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* AgentPeacock: He is incredibly fabulous but he owns perhaps the most powerful General fortress in the series. Also literally a peacock man.
* AxCrazy: The moment he loses his edge in battle, his sanity wears down to vapor-thin, until finally, he's LaughingMad.
* {{Bishonen}}: Good God, yes.
* BlowYouAway: The General of Air.
* CurseCutShort: [[spoiler:When he sees the massive Dai-Gurren thundering right towards his Shuzack.]]
* BreakTheHaughty
* CombatPragmatist: Captures Yoko so Viral could kill Simon. It [[HonorBeforeReason doesn't work]].
* ChainsawGood: Uses a buzz saw as his weapon.
* EvilGenius: Notices Team Dai-Gurren's weakness, and capitalizes on it.
* FeatheredFiend: He appears to be a peafowl-man hybrid.
* {{Jerkass}}: The biggest among the Four Generals, and arguably the biggest in the series.
* LaughingMad: When the tide of battle turns against him it drives him crazy and this happens. It's bad enough that it almost ''mirrors'' a trollface.
* MeaningfulName: Cytomander is cytosine and salamander. Him being a flashy peacock parodying Japanese glam rock has more to do with his mecha's theme; it's named Shuzack, after ''Suzaku'', a mythical bird in Japanese folklore.
* NonActionGuy: Only wins fights through cheating.
* SissyVillain: Gigantic boa? Rainbow colored lights? Stands on a stage wearing a [[PaintedOnPants body suit]]? Yes.
* SmugSnake: Spends his time insinuating that the other generals are incompetent, it doesn't work out.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name is pronounced "Cytomandra" in the English dub.
* TedBaxter: "Maybe it's not that they're so weak, its that I'm too powerful! . [[spoiler: Now, watch as I get my ass handed to me, go insane, and die!"]]
* VillainousBreakdown: When his ass is getting kicked he laughs crazily. [[spoiler:At the point of his death, he's pretty much gone completely insane.]]
* WeHaveReserves: Horrifies Simon with his willingness to get his own men killed. [[EvenEvilHasStandards This makes even the other three generals hate him.]]

!!'''Lordgenome'''
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->Voiced by: Narushi Ikeda (JP), Creator/JamiesonPrice (EN)

Lordgenome is the ominous Spiral King, who rules the planet from his capital city, Teppelin. An immortal human who lived for more than 1000 years so far, he cares little for people, treating the strange girls he surrounds himself with as dolls to be cast aside when they've outlived their interest to him.

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* [[spoiler:AGoodWayToDie: The second time.]]
* AbusiveParent: Just from his treatment of Nia and implications that he let all of his other daughters die on a whim. [[spoiler:If not for the presence of the Anti-Spiral, his trying to kill Nia could be considered a MoralEventHorizon.]]
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Though his outfit and facial features suggest he might be of Turkish or Middle Eastern ancestry.
* [[spoiler:AntiVillain: While his methods can be pretty brutal, the fact is that Lordgenome oppresses the human race to ''preserve'' it. Having faced the Anti-Spiral before, Lordgenome knows that, if unchecked and left to develop and reproduce, the human race would once again get noticed by the Anti-Spiral, which would spell its complete and utter destruction, and even if they beat the Anti-Spiral, they will cause the universe to implode. He keeps the humans backward and living in fear because the alternative is much, much worse. And after the TimeSkip, his worst fears become realized... except the human race will not be getting annihilated, because the heroes are just that awesome.]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: And don't you forget it! There's a reason all the militant beastmen obey him without question.
* AwesomenessIsVolatile
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead Kinda. Sorta.]]
* {{Badass}}: He goes against Simon's mecha with his bare fists, and starts ''winning''. [[IncendiaryExponent While his hair was on fire.]]
* BadassArmFold: ''Never'' uncrosses his arms while fighting in Lazengann (unless he's doing a LimitBreak).
* BaldOfEvil [[spoiler:-> BaldOfAwesome]]
* [[BadassBeard Badass]] BeardOfEvil
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Or rather, DiscOneFinalBoss.]]
* [[spoiler: BrainInAJar: Spends most of the time following his death this way, but briefly regains his body just before the ending.]]
* BloodKnight: If making one of your servants strong enough to test your number one enemy doesn't count, then coming out of your Gunman just to beat with your fists while laughing maniacally does.
* CarpetOfVirility: A spiral shaped one!
* DarthVaderClone: [[spoiler:They were once heroic knights fighting for justice, but were driven by the BigBad to make a FaceHeelTurn and become [[AntiVillain Anti-Villains]]. Oh, and they both make a HeroicSacrifice to save TheHero from the BigBad]].
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome: Twice!]]
* [[spoiler:EleventhHourRanger he regains his body and joins the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann in the climax]]
* EmperorScientist: Presumably how he took over the world. He knows how to create Beastmen and their gunmen.
* EvilCounterpart: To [[spoiler:Simon, which is pointed out when Viral calls him 'usperer of Lordgenome's throne]].
* [[spoiler:FallenHero: Tried to overthrow the Anti-spirals pre-series but was vanquished. In ''VideoGame/{{Super Robot Wars Z}}2'', Lord Genome acquired the Black Knowledge and chose to resist the fate it entailed. He fought alongside "[[ShinMazinger the gods]] [[GenesisOfAquarion of light]]", "[[GetterRobo those who seek endless evolution]]", "[[MacrossFrontier those who sail the galaxy]]" and the Dimensional Generals against Ba'al. The Anti-Spiral Tribe, who learned of the potential ultimate end of the universe due to overuse of the Power of Spiral, turned against their allies and allied themselves with Ba'al. The allied forces were ultimately defeated, and the Spiral races were sealed on their respective planets. Lord Genome fell into despair and spent the next 1000 years keeping the Earth's Spiral races suppressed.]]
* FlamingHair
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]
* [[HellishPupils Hellish Pupils And Irises]]: They're spiral-shaped, a trait shared by the Lagann in one instance, [[spoiler:Kittan in his Heroic Sacrifice]], the Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, and [[spoiler:Simon in the epilogue]].
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: LAZENGANN! OVERLOAD!!!]]
* GeniusBruiser: Genetic engineer, master computer hacker, ''and'' able to beat up a mecha with his bare hands. Definitely qualifies.
* {{Hotblooded}}: So much so that he ''ignites his own head''.
* IncendiaryExponent: Tends to catch on fire when he does awesome things, [[spoiler:such as beating up a mecha with his bare hands, or doing interstellar travel by foot]].
* IWasQuiteALooker: We see in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOBG3CCew7Q the last Parallel Works video]] that he used to basically be a male version of Nia.
* [[spoiler:TheLastDance: Twice!]]
* MeaningfulName: Lord'''genome''' genetically engineered the Beastmen. Including the Four Generals, which adds another layer of logic to their "DNA base + alchemical spirit" based names.
** Also, [[spoiler: he was one Spiral Knight and the DNA helice, where the genes are localized, is in spiral format]]
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Unlike most of the characters, he's given a more... Let's call it ''traditional'' Anime Muscular Man look.
** Doubles as UncannyValley.
* OneManArmy: [[spoiler:Goes against the entire Spiral Army and ''wins''.]]
* [[spoiler:OracularHead]]
* RatedMForManly: Probably the manliest of all the characters, and [[WorldOfBadass that is really saying something]]. Just an "M" might not even cut it.
* [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really 1000 Years Old]]: At least.
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath: Becomes a good guy and then dies to provide an opening for the rest.]]
* SocialDarwinist: [[spoiler:Subverted at least at the end.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Lord Genome or Lordgenome? Or even Lord Lordgenome?
* StartOfDarkness: The last Parallel Works video, which is also the only canon one.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: to [[spoiler:Nia]] [[IWasQuiteALooker At least when he was younger.]]
* TechnoBabble: Once he was so incomprehensible that even [[TheSmartGuy Leeron]] didn't understand him.
* [[spoiler:TorsoWithAView: After being impaled by Simon's Core Drill. This somehow doesn't prevent him from talking.]]
* [[spoiler:TragicHero: Was originally the heroic Spiral Knight of the Galaxy, before the Anti-Spiral showed him the truth of the Spiral Nemesis. After that, and also realizing the undefeatable nature of the Anti-Spirals, he cuts his losses and becomes a WellIntentionedExtremist, slays all of his Spiral comrades, and becomes a brutal tyrant to keep the human race alive.]]
* TranquilFury: During his fight against Gurren-Lagann, he attacks quite ferociously, yet maintains a stoic face and voice, as well as his BadassArmFold. [[spoiler: He only starts to show hamminess when he activates Lazengann's LimitBreak; after that, during his fistfight with Lagann, he goes into full BloodKnight mode.]]
* TheWorfEffect: In ''VideoGame/{{Super Robot Wars Z}}2: Hakai-Hen'', Lordgenome is not frightened at all by the protagonist group except for one man. [[{{Badass}} That man is]] [[{{Expy}} none other than anime]] Film/JamesBond, [[{{Daitarn3}} Haran Banjou.]]
* UseYourHead: In the second compilation movie. When it comes to hacking, there's the realistic way, there's the HollywoodHacking way, and then there's the Lordgenome way, in which one plugs in and physically beats the security system into submission with one's forehead.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: He has nothing on under his robe to cover his uber-muscular physique.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Maybe. [[spoiler: He enjoys his fight with Simon a little too much.]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: [[spoiler: A thousand years of boredom really dulled his edge, reducing him from a man able to solo his entire army to one whose mech got beaten by the ordinary Lagann. He gets better during the FinalBattle, managing to hold off a Big Bang for a short while.]]
** That being said, [[spoiler:he managed to rip apart the Lagann ''with his bare hands'', and was only stopped by having a Core Drill rammed into his chest.]] It might be subverted/justified. [[spoiler: Simon is supposed to be a spiral-power prodigy of sorts after all and during the Battle for Teppelin, all the robots shut down as soon as Lordgenome is killed possibly implying that he was in fact using his spiral energy to power up the entire battle fleet on top of fighting Simon.]] Which frankly makes him even more of a most badass character in this universe.
* VillainTeamUp: He [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1lzW2zP71E meets with Gaiou before Scenario 44]] on the Earth route and receives two Dino DAMON in exchange.
* ZenSurvivor: Made bitter by [[spoiler:his defeat at the hands of the Anti-Spirals]], he doesn't tell anyone what he's learned and warns them only in a cryptic sense.
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[[folder:Antagonists: [[spoiler:The Anti Spiral]]]]
!!The Anti-Spiral
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--> Voiced by: Takaya Kamikawa (JP), Creator/DaveMallow (EN)

--> ''"You seek beauty in struggling to the bitter end- a trait instinctive to those bewitched by the power of the Spiral... Nevertheless, that is an act which has been repeated time and time again. Now, follow the same fate as those Spiral Warriors... WHO CAME BEFORE YOU!!"''

[[spoiler:The ultimate BigBad of the series. This bizarre being appears to be the embodiment of the collective mind and will of the Anti-Spiral race. As he resides in AnotherDimension created by the Anti-Spirals, he has near-infinite levels of power (and yes, [[NotHyperbole we do mean that literally]]), up to and including manipulation of the very laws of nature.]]

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* AbsoluteXenophobe: [[spoiler: Wants ALL forms of life gone or at least incapable of evolving to prevent the Spiral Nemesis from coming to pass, and by hell or high water, he makes sure of it.]]
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Sort of. He agrees to fight the protagonists [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen "on your own terms"]], meaning the EvilKnockoff [[spoiler: mecha]] mentioned below. His reason for doing so, however, is not to relate to them, but rather to humiliate his opponents by defeating them in a MirrorMatch rather than simply [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]] them into nonexistence. He does this because if he assumed a form more powerful than them, they would simply Spiral Power their way up to his level, so limiting his own power in effect limits theirs as well.
* AliensAreBastards: To borderline monstrous extremes. And the worst part is [[spoiler: he's convinced [[KnightTemplar he's the good guy]] even after crossing the MoralEventHorizon over and over and over again]].
* [[spoiler:ArtShift]]: In TheMovie, [[spoiler: he shifts from "Skinny" to "Uber Muscular" a few times, also gaining a more versatile expression range that borders on NightmareFuel when he smiles deviously]].
* BaldOfEvil
* {{Badass}}: Undoubtedly so. He created an alternative universe just to seal away his race's incomprehendable power, makes a complete mockery of the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann by beating the shit out of it using an infinitely small amount of his full power and throws a Big Bang like it's nothing.
* BlankWhiteEyes: His ''default'' expression.
** RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler:His eyes have flickering splotches of red as he anaylzes Nia.]]
* BigBad
* [[spoiler: [[BigNo Big]] RapidFireNo and BigNever: During the final battle.]]
* ClimaxBoss: The Grand Zamboa in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ Third Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-hen]]'' because the Anti-Spiral was pretty much the General in charge of this "battalion" of the Ba'al with something like half the villainous series used under his authority. The entire original story practically surrounded what he was doing in the background. In a lot of ways, he was kind of like what the Aerogators were to the entire Balmar Empire in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha'' series. Everything in the story was leading up to the encounter with the Anti-Spiral.
* CombatTentacles
** [[spoiler:DesperationAttack]]: [[spoiler:Uses his tentacles to shred Lagann as it descends on him, but cannot stop it in time. In '''Lagann-Hen''', he does, but Simon himself begins a one-on-one fistfight moments later.]]
* [[spoiler:EldritchAbomination]]: [[spoiler:His NonstandardCharacterDesign gives him this vibe, rather than seeming human in his own right, he ends up looking like something from the game Videogame/EarthBound, not as frightening as Giygas, but the way the Anti-Spiral looks makes it seem as if he's "Out of Sync" with reality, which, in a manner of speaking, he is]].
** [[spoiler:DeityOfHumanOrigin: Sort of. An EldritchAbomination created by someone, instead of more traditional cosmic god.]]
* CreepyMonotone: Speaks with an unnerving calm, at times making him sound like a scientist who is merely conducting an experiment rather than [[spoiler:a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien with incredible power.]] By the final battle, [[spoiler:however, he's ranting a mile a minute and shouting attack names just like everyone else.]]
* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: [[spoiler:Being a RealityWarper, he could probably have erased the Spiral team in seconds when they entered his realm. However, his modus operandi has it that to inflict absolute despair, he has to first provide a glimmer of hope, meaning that he '''wants''' to defeat the team on their own terms.]]
* DimensionLord
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: "We have no need to understand. We only need to know."
* EvilFeelsGood: Despite claiming he/they have no emotions, they seem to enjoy inflicting [[DespairEventHorizon Absolute Despair]] on their enemies.
* EvilKnockoff: [[spoiler:In response to the heroes' advance, he creates a twisted version of their own mecha, and even fights using drills during the climax. In the second movie, this includes his own version of the Giga Drill Breaker. In ''VideoGame/{{Super Robot Wars Z}}2'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-A96vSQKvA he pilots]] a PaletteSwap of the Gurren Lagann with Anti-Spiral Nia.]]
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Though that's a ''little'' bit more justified when the force that is and is created by free will and makes free will possible is what is fueling entropy.
* FantasticRacism: [[spoiler:[[WellIntentionedExtremist Well Intentioned Extremism]] not withstanding, he absolutely deplores and hates other spiral races, considering them reckless fools who need to be restrained. See AbsoluteXenophobe.]]
** [[spoiler:BoomerangBigot: The Anti-Spirals use to be Spiral beings themselves.]]
* [[spoiler:GracefulLoser: When he's killed, his last words are "If this is how it must be, [[TakeUpMySword protect the universe at all costs]]."]]
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Believe it or not, unlike most [[PhysicalGod divine-level]] aliens he's ''not at all'' above getting down and dirty with his bare fists.
* [[HiveQueen Hive King]]
* HotBlooded: [[spoiler:He can claim that the Anti-Spirals discarded all of their emotions all he wants; he nearly matches Simon in this respect during the final battle.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:Justified, as he's the avatar of a humanoid HiveMind. See EldritchAbomination above.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler:As noted above, the Anti-Spiral is quick to abandon his vaunted stoicism in the final battle.]]
* [[spoiler:JumpedOffTheSlipperySlope]]
* [[spoiler:KamehameHadoken: Uses a Big Bang this way.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: Even when Thymilph and Lordgenome darkened the show, there was still enough lighthearted and playful humor. Come the timeskip and ''this guy'', things become even less amusing and [[DarkerAndEdgier much darker]].
* KnightTemplar
* [[spoiler:LargeHam]]: [[spoiler:Yes, even in his more quiet moments, he's still a ham.]]
* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: [[spoiler:Despite having almost enough power to curb-stomp the heroes (the exact limits of his power are unknown, and may even be infinite), he always takes the form of his enemy, with just a ''tad'' more power, to demoralize his enemies and make them lose spiral power. When the heroes take the form of the Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann with the help of a Big Bang, the Anti-Spiral matches it by ''breathing'']].
* MasterRace: Deconstructed: [[spoiler:They conquer the universe for the sake of their own existence]].
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: He is drawn as a vaguely-human black silhouette, with very simple white eyes and mouth.
* NotSoDifferent: Inverted. Anti-Spiral Nia says that nobody could suppress the Spiral Instinct (read: LargeHam {{Hotblooded}}-ness) indefinitely, and she was right.
* OrderVersusChaos: The Order to Team Dai-Gurren's Chaos. Showcased in it's rather bland and lifeless mechs it sends against the group as well as the fact they're all interchangable from each other. Even Lord Genenome's forces had more personality and a bit of fun to them.
* OmnicidalManiac: Deconstructed: [[spoiler:The Anti-Spiral are paranoid of an mother-of-all-apocalyptic nightmares erasing all creation ever known and decided to supress all other lifeforms to ensure it will never happen.]]
* TheOmnipotent: He has complete control of his pocket universe, even able to manipulate probability. The only reason he doesn't just annihilate the heroes is due to gaps of information.
* RealityWarper: Can alter probability: the force of nature that sets forth the laws of reality. That would make the Anti-Spirals the equivalent of first-order beings. The next step up from that is ''{{God}}.''
* RoyalWe: Justified, as he's speaking for his entire species.
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:A very sickening one whips across his face as Simon dashes toward him with a drill arm in ''Lagann-Hen''.]]
** StepfordSmiler
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: Perhaps even Perfectly Advanced Alien. Ironically, [[spoiler:Anti-Spirals have evolved so far, they stopped out of fear it would unravel the creation itself.]]
* ShadowArchetype: [[spoiler:Just as the protagonists are trying to keep their race alive and are very determined to do so, the same is true for the Anti-Spiral race, which he [[LampshadeHanging points out]] as part of his BreakingSpeech during the final battle.]]
* TechnoBabble: Has a few shades of this.
* UnmovingPlaid: Adding to his EldritchAbomination feel.
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: He really blows his stack when Team Dai-Gurren refuse to give up and keep getting stronger.]]
* VillainTeamUp:
** With [[{{Dancougar}} Emperor Muge Zorbados]] and [[GodMars Emperor Zule]] in [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ Saisei-Hen]].
** He also seems affiliated with the BigBad of the whole ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'' saga.
** He also cooperates with the [[Manga/GetterRobo Invaders]] because the Invaders use Getter Rays incorrectly. Rather than simply inundating themselves in the Getter and allowing evolution to take its course, they forcibly "evolve" themselves. To the Anti-Spirals, the Invaders are not "evolving" so much as they are simply growing bigger and more primal. After all, Stinger and Cohen are the only examples of sapient Invaders after [[spoiler: Saotome]] kicked the bucket. "Correct" evolution is meant to be a slow process that increases not power and size (like in the case of Invaders), but all the attributes of a living thing. The Invaders do not contribute to Spiral Nemesis because they have no souls and therefore their rapid evolution does not increase entropy as much as a Spiral's would. Anti-Spiral himself states that regardless of how much the Invaders evolve, they are mindless beasts and therefore can be easily dealt with at the moment of his choosing.
* WalkingSpoiler
* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist: In the end, what he is trying to do is ensure the universe's survival, however, he's totally freaking NUTS in the way he goes about it. However, one could [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation interpret]] his actions as not coming out of a desire to protect the universe, but to protect ''[[ItsAllAboutMe himself]]''. It would certainly fit with how much of an AbsoluteXenophobe the guy shows himself to be, and how he's willing to [[OmnicidalManiac kill every other living thing in the universe]] to do so. After all, what good is a universe without any life existing in it? Still, he accepts defeat well, and lets a very, very, very limited humanity survive for a time.]]
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