%% Editors: *please* notice that the name "Benjamin" *doesn't* have an accent: it's meant to be pronounced as in English, not as in Spanish.
%% This is consistent within the manga, and Word of God says it's intentional (see here: http://jesulink.com/foro/viewtopic.php?t=10805 ;
%% first post, scroll down to where it says "Observaciones. Aclaraciones").

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[[caption-width-right:227:''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B40zMYgRTNc "ĄQue comience la era de los elementos!"]]''\\
[[note]]"Let the era of the elements begin!" From left to right: [[PoisonousPerson Matarratas,]] [[ShockAndAwe Zap,]] [[PlayingWithFire Kaji,]] [[MakingASplash Lluvia]] and [[CastingAShadow Sokar]]. ]][[/note]]


->''"The world. A finite home, quite big and composed by hundreds of elements. "''
-->-- '''Kaji'''

5 Elementos (5 Elements) is a Spanish "manga", written by Jesús García Ferrer (aka Jesulink), set in a fantastic world. This world is ruled by elementals, people with the power to control nature's elements (going from fire to viruses to shit. No, really).
After the world's most powerful warriors (called the Five Elements) betray the king of their nation and then disappear, the new king erases all of the nation's historic records, to "create a brand new nation". Many years later, Kaji Llamaviva (the protagonist, a 13 year old kid), along with his friend Zap and [[BitchInSheepsClothing some kids]] [[InsufferableGenius that hate him]] [[TrueNeutral (and Sokar)]], starts investigating the Five Elements to discover what really happened, and if the official version is actually true, or the government is keeping a masquerade.


The mood is mostly comic, but it has moments of tension, suspense and drama. It has won the award to the best manga of Spanish author twice. It began in 9/24/2008 and is still ongoing.

As for now it is only in Spanish: [[http://jesulink.com/descargas.php?sub=cincoelementos]]
But it seems an Italian team is translating it to Italian: [[http://5elementos.forumfree.it/?f=6292431]]


Now with a [[Characters/CincoElementos character sheet]] that NeedsWikiMagicLove

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AbsoluteXenophobe: The king of Nimbo looks like one. When, after a long time they have appeared on his kingdom, he meets Belenus and his team, he shouts at them, insults them, asks if they went for war, threathens them, threathens to attack their homelands and expulses them from his kingdom.
* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: All mothers in the series seem to have given birth to their children while quite young...
** Lampshaded/justified in Kaji's mom's case: in volume 4 (not in the online version) there's a flashback with Kaji's mom looking like 10-12 years old saying she'd like to marry Ember (who would be 16-17 by then). That would mean that she first gave birth at about 23-25 y.o.
* AcademyOfAdventure
* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: Sauce did this for a while, after being hit by one of Zapīs lightning beams.
* AccidentalAesop: Used in-universe after Dino presses Kaji's BerserkButton and he accidentally burns the school:
--> '''Lambda''': I hope you've learned something from yesterday.
--> '''[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Zap]]''': Fire burns.
* ActualPacifist: Sauce.
* ADeathInTheLimelight: [[spoiler:Leo]] had been a minor character used for comic relief until he showed HiddenDepths near the end of arc 4. Then in the last chapters of arc 5 he makes up his mind to help the main characters [[spoiler:cross the sea]]. In the hopeless fight against the arc's final boss, he makes a HeroicSacrifice [[spoiler:using [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Level 5]] to become sand and drown Briz, while at the same time cause an earthquake to break the wall and send the main characters' ship into the ocean.]]
* AffablyEvil: SS Captain [[AnIcePerson Kold Briz]] has no trouble with having a polite chat with you while his subordinates are smashing your friends in battle, or even before freezing you where you stand by himself. But sure, push him long enough [[{{Pun}} and he will lose his cool]].
** Even more, when he recognizes Kaji as his colleagueīs son, he tries to warn him to stop his "illegal activities", telling him the State has no weaknesses, that its only purpose is to make life better, and that turning against it is a useless path that will take you to darkness and shame. After fighting Kaji and Lluvia, he still makes him an offer of letting him go. But of course, you should never assume the guy is not evil.
* AgeAppropriateAngst: Poor Benjamin was 8 years old when his mom died in the Zero Day.
* AllAccordingToPlan: [[spoiler: Benjaminīs]] plan seemed to be turning out pretty smoothly... Until chapter 46 that is. [[spoiler: Now that is sanity has been put to question, tough, we yet have to see how much further might he have planned...]]
* AllThereInTheManual: A lot of information is found only in the book format, including backstory of the elemental world, or the elements of certain characters.
* AllYourPowersCombined: Matarratas explains that an Alcahest elemental could manipulate all the elements.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Kajiīs mother, Karol, has shades of this.
* AnachronicOrder: The two flashback chapters of Benjamin's chronicles have this, partly to reflect Benjamin's (present-day) mental state, partly to put the climax of the chapters in place, and partly [[TeasingCreator to leave readers in the dark]] about some things that happen in between.
* AndCallHimGeorge: The Plantigordis ("Fattyplants") are this trope embodied: they're plant-creatures that turn animal energy into vegetal energy... by extracting '''your''' energy while they love you.
* ApologeticAttacker: Sôkar.
* ArcWords: "Sing in the giant cold dry. Where Uroboros sleeps, Aya gets help. Beyond my death."
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: "What do you want, Benjamin?". "Peace". "And what do you do to achieve that peace you crave so much?".
* ArtEvolution: Partly intentional, according to WordOfGod.
* ArtificialHuman: Hiedraīs team, created by Dr. Bombastus. Special mention to Kei[[spoiler: ,who was made with the power of controlling both fire and shadow]].
* AtTheCrossroads: In the Labyrinth, the paths taken by the five main characters meet near the end. Conversed by Kaji as he narrates.
** The same things happen to Ember and Sebastian in the Emberīs Chronicle chapters, and as Ember narrates, he uses the same phrases that Kaji used 22 chapters before (and some 30 years later).
** Obviously, the phrase reappears in the Benjaminīs Chronicles.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Pretty much everywhere.
* AwesomeByAnalysis: Dino, Bombeta, Leo, Pi, Matarratas, Benjamin, Bombastus, Briz, all of them are good. But Angelo, a painter who has made observing the world his mission in life, he can know exactly what kind of person you are, what might you be thinking and even what your intentions might be by looking at you, looking at your eyes and reading your reactions.
* BadassTeacher: All of them, of course. Itīs a world where everyone has elemental powers. But [[PaperMaster Dino]] and Leo take the cake.
* BadLiar: Zap.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: [[TouchOfDeath Matarratas and Rubeola.]]
* TheBait: Nizo uses Roco as bait to get Lambda out of the way, so they can go where the main cast is ([[LotusEaterMachine sleeping, their minds inside of the Labyrinth]]) and screw with their bodies.
* BatmanGambit: This is probably what [[spoiler: Benjamin ]] is trying to accomplish.
* BattleAura: Katai is basically a fire aura. It makes the user stronger, faster, and lasts longer than common Katotsu.
* BerserkButton: Stating that Kaji and his father are similar. Beating Lluvia in a fight. Defying Matarratasī intelligence, saying anything offensive towards his dead relatives, specially his grandfather Sebastian. Talking abour "legends" during Leoīs class. Talking casually about Benjamin in front of Ember.
** Also, Zap may act like a moron most of the time, but harm [[spoiler: Ouroboros]] and he'll unleash a thunderstorm in your face.
* [[spoiler: BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Bombastus, when found by king Alphonse, kills himself by drinking poison so Alphonse could not take information on Lluvia from him.]]
* BlackAndGrayMorality: Lluvia believes that this applies to all people.
* BlackMagic: "Dark elemental arts".
* {{Blackmail}}: Kaji implies that he knows about Matarratasī secret lab in order to get his cooperation.
* BlatantLies: All over the place, mostly used for comedic effect.
** "I am fine". Not comedic effect.
** Also used for drama when Karol told Kaji that maybe he was going to see Benjamin if he stayed in Leona City and tried hard to win the League.
* BlindSeer: The Was family members, shadow elementals, are always blindfolded. They feel the world with their soul, but they canīt read or see images.
* BloodKnight: Lluvia is happy at the perspective of [[spoiler: going through the League again]] because she will be able to kick asses.
** Hiedra went for blood wen she attacked Zap.
* BoldExplorer: Kru, Benjamin and Kaji, in their dangerous search for truth.
* BossFight: Finalmigo (Finalfoe) is the boss of the Labyrinth.
* BossRoom: The last room of the Labyrinth, where the main cast fights Finalmigo.
* BossSubtitles: Done once per arc.
** Arc 1: Finalmigo, the Final Enemy
** Arc 2: [[spoiler: Anpepón, the Mentalist Soldier]]
** Arc 3: [[spoiler: Desangrador, the Scary Chemist]]
** Arc 4: Kei, [[spoiler: The Boy with Two Elements]]
** Arc 5: Captain Briz, the Cold Breeze.
* BossVulnerability: Matarratas thinks Finalmigo is a type two: "Surely he'll attack, then get vulnerable [[GenreSavvy and we hit him]] [[RuleOfThree three times"]].
* BottomlessPit: One of the Labyrinthīs obstacles.
* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: Desangrador said he was going to do this to Anpepón after he attacked the main cast. [[spoiler: Itīs actually a case of CantKillYouStillNeedYou. He also ends up killing him.]]
** Some people believe that the kingīs policy of forgetting about the past, even science and history, is for the better.
* BreathWeapon: [[{{Jerkass}} Griposo]] breathes flu, incapacitating his opponents once he is able to grab them.
** The giant plant snakes from the black temple breath poisonous gas.
** Colonel Tiburón, water elemental, had Magnum Aquashot, an extremely strong water cannon from his mouth.
* BullfightBoss: Finalmigo has shades of this.
* TheBully: Nizo, but we only see him annoying Kaji. Lluvia is this to almost everyone who has any interaction with her.
* ByTheEyesOfTheBlind: The Kimikoho is a special eye technique that allows virus elementals to see all the elements that compose nature and every being or thing, thus making them able to manipulate them with ease. [[spoiler: Matarratas inherited it from his grandfather, Sebastián Flu Rattengift.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: At least the level.
* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: Both Anpepón and the main cast have suffered this.
* TheCaptain: There are many captains in the military. However, the Four Colonels are the true military bosses.
* CaptainErsatz: Look at the long haired guy in Hiedraīs team of the League and try not to think of [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Orochimaru]].
* CerebusSyndrome: Or more like:
* CerebusRollercoaster: First chapters make you believe it is going to be just an AffectionateParody of manga. Later chapters switch from SugarWiki/{{funny|Moments}} to [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments se]][[TearJerker ri]][[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome ous]] more often.
** Word of God says this was completely intentional: since it's a webcomic, and Raruto (the author's previous manga, a parody of Naruto) had gotten quite some audience, Jesulink didn't want to scare them away by changing the style too suddenly.
* ChekhovsGag: "When using the dreamworld technique, (Anpepón) is so vulnerable that a mischievous 13 year old kid with bad ideas could beat him".
** "Everything that you see well built was made by an earth elemental" They build good walls, alright.
** [[spoiler: Bifrost and the Tree]]
** Also Dinoīs paper castle, for comedic effect only.
** [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Zap]] describes Desangrador (meaning "Bleeder") with: "He dissects animals, and that thing he wears at his back could be a corpse. [[InsaneTrollLogic He looks trustworthy.]]" When Desangrador later saves the heroes, he goes: [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight "I said he looked trustworthy."]] [[spoiler: When he finally is revealed as a villain, he goes: [[TooDumbToFool "I told you he looked trustworthy, not that he could be trusted."]]]]
** Zap asks Sôkar how to say "five" in Ancient, just to replicate a Spanish joke with that number. But Sôkar only knows the Ancient numbers up to four. Turns out the Ancient numbering system is in base 5, meaning there are only single-digit numbers up to four.
* ChekhovsGun: Someone stole soporifics and rubidium form Matīs bag...
* ChekhovsSkill: When Kaji had a heart attack, Matarratas taught Zap how to reanimate somebody by using electric shocks. Later, that ability comes in handy when he has to revive [[spoiler: Sôkar]]
* TheChewToy: Mierdófilus. That doesnīt mean he canīt [[ADayInTheLimelight steal the spotlight from time to time]].
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Sirona and Belenus, Kaji and Chispīs grandparents.
** Of the Unlucky kind: Flama, an old friend of Kaji, from when he lived in Leona City.
* ChildProdigy: Kaji's father, Ember, is this with his elemental powers. His brother, Benjamin, is an intellectual genius.
** It's also said that all of the Five Elements mastered the five levels of combat before turning 18.
** Matarratas can create and modify very complex chemical mixes, even those made by an expert professional. [[InTheBlood He inherited it from his grandfather.]]
* ChildSoldiers: If you win the League, you can be a high ranked soldier, even if you are a teenager.
* ChocolateBaby: In the world of ''5 Elements'' everyone seems to be Caucasian, but the report on elemental genetics [[AllThereInTheManual in the volumes]] gives many cases where this would apply to the child's element, even if it's never brought up in the manga proper. In particular, if both parents are the same element, the child will have the same element too, which gives FridgeHorror to the flashback scene where Ember (not as alarmed as you'd think he'd be) suggests that Kaji might be a water elemental because he's crying.
* ChromeChampion: Karbô has a skin made of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphene graphene]] (atom-width graphite), two hundred times stronger than steel.
* ClassTrip: Dino forced this, so all of Kajiīs class can go with him to Leona City. That way, Kaji will have to do the Super Work, and Dino, Lluvia and Nizo will be able to annoy him anytime they want.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Classic of the author, Zap is the most extreme example (for now).
** Melon Pijollama is an interesting example: he insists that he and Kaji are long known rivals, he usually talks about their "old times" and how he "used to beat him daily". None of this has actually happened, and Kaji met him for the first time at the exhibitions in the Elemental League.
* CoincidentalAccidentalDisguise: Kaji just [[PaperThinDisguise wraps a scarf around his face and says that he is a steam elemental called Vaporín ("Steamy")]] to enter the Labyrinth. It turns out that there is a kid called Vaporín, and Kaji looks almost like him. Of course, once the real Vaporín shows up, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the examinator thinks he is an impostor.]]
* ColonelBadass: The four Colonels. We got a good sample of their power in Belenusīs Chronicles. [[spoiler: And when the cast was fighting Desangrador, they were really fighting Colonel Ébola.]]
* ColonelKilgore: Not actually colonels, but many soldiers with high ranks were shown enjoying the Zero Day greatly and killing people out of fun.
* ColossusClimb: The yótum is as big as your average skyscraper. [[{{Unwinnable}} And there is no weak spot.]]
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Zap. All the time.
** Also Sauce: "I canīt go to jail! [[GranolaGirl They eat meat, and donīt recycle!]]"
** Kaji: "I'd rather choke on my own vomit!!" Karol: "You know, I donīt like you to drink with haste."
* TheComicallySerious: Pi, a piss elemental and Dinoīs friend.
* ContractualBossImmunity: Finalmigo and the rest of foes in the Labyrinth are invulnerable to Matarratasī [[TouchOfDeath viral attacks]].
* ConLang: The Ancient Language. Ken Válbrandurīs book is written completely like this. [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands Lluvia and Sôkar also happen to know some of it, because Sôkarīs anthropologist grandfather did teach them a bit.]] So does Benjamin. And Adler.
** [[DontExplainTheJoke A closer study]] of the Ancient language shows that it's little more than Catalan (a language spoken in part of Spain) spelled backwards and with vowels thrown in randomly, in what appears to be a parody of "katakanization". When it's not, it's just [[CypherLanguage Spanish spelled in the Ancient alphabet]].
** Subverted with Lizard Speech: you just have to add the word "Lizard" after each sentence, and you will be able to speak it flawlessly.
*** Not only that, your speech will also be unintelligible to non-lizard speakers. Jaro Hallormour was said to be "the greatest lizard master in history", implying there is more to it than may seem now.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: A fire elemental ability. Lampshaded by Zap when not only Kaji is unharmed by lava, [[MySuitIsAlsoSuper but his clothes as well.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Bamboo elemental and SS soldier, lieutenant Bumba, uses creativity to counter his enemies powers, and overcome the CripplingOverspecialization many elementals suffer.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Bombeta shows great versatility at using [[LightEmUp his powers]] and good [[AwesomeByAnalysis analytic abilities]].
** And Ember, Dino and Leo definitely count.
** Crisol might look stupid to many at first. But the guy is a SS top cientist. And he knows how to do his job.
* CrushKillDestroy: The robot teacher Lapicero (mechanical pen) becomes this when his software fails, or when he wants to scare someone. He is normally very nice to children. Then again, his software has a tendency to fail...
* CrypticConversation: Bombastusī is quite fond of this, mostly by muttering to himself or speaking like everyone else knows what he knows. Lluvia reacts accordingly.
* CurbStompBattle: The Five Elements were famous for this. Also Lluvia to Bombeta and Fósforo in the Elemental League. [[spoiler: And much later, Ember to Pierre Curry.]]
** The main cast did this to some monsters in the Labyrinth. [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Except Matarratas.]]
** Briz will lecture you and evaluate your fighting style while swiftly kicking your ass.
** This is a nearly constant side effect of being Ken Válbrandur. Most fights were meaningless and quick to him.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Water elementals have blue hair, plant elementals have green, fire elementals (mostly) have red, virus elementals seem to be violet and so on...
* CustomUniform: Each rank on each of the four military divisions has a specific uniform. The author has shown the uniforms [[http://jesulink.com/cincoelementos/img/documentos/soldados.jpg for the lowest rank in each division]].
* CuteBruiser: [[BitchInSheepsClothing Or at least, as cute as you can think Lluvia is...]]
** Even when Lluvia and young Benjamin are extremely strong and powerful, they pale in comparison to little Belenus. He was able to beat captains with a stick, fight giant bears for fun and run across a continent in a few days. Hell, Noto Loftur found him living with the bears since he was an infant.
* DadTheVeteran: Ember was a soldier. [[spoiler: He currently is a SS soldier.]]
* DamageSpongeBoss: Both Finalmigo and the yótum, [[spoiler: even if both of them are later [[OneHitKill destroyed in one hit]]]]
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Level five, in which the elemental break their energy magnets, the energy field that binds their power and bodies together, to create a humungous explosion of elemental energy and truly becoming an embodiment of their element for a short while. Itīs not impossible to survive using it, but you would have to be a member of the Five Elements.
* DarkestHour: The end of chapter 37. Let's see: [[spoiler: Lluvia and Matarratas had been captured by Bombastus' "children", Sôkar is on the verge of death since his shadow bond with Lluvia has been cut, Zap is all alone against a foe much more powerful than him, and Kaji has lost his fire powers and is also close to death]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: Matarratas may be quite jerkish, but he isnīt evil. And Sôkar is probably the nicest guy around.
* DeadpanSnarker: Everyone. Specially Lluvia and Matarratas. They mostly suck at it too.
* DeanBitterman: Dino (the schoolīs principal) subverts this: even if he is jerky with almost everyone, he is sadistic only to Kaji. [[spoiler: Until chapter forty something, that is.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Sorta. After Matarratas and Hiedraīs battle, she says she likes him before falling down.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The Ancient Language is the language of the Ancients, an ancient tribe, of ancient customs.
** Kajiīs team for the League is called "Fire13". Guess which elemental branch all the members belong to.
* {{Determinator}}: Lluvia keeps attacking the yótum, even if itīs totally useless.
* DisproportionateRetribution: The government will kill you if you are found investigating the previous era, or looking for information about the Five Elements, it doesnīt matter if you are 13 years old.
* DisappointedInYou: Chapter 37. Wow.
** Dino to the main cast, after the Heliopolis adventure. It hits Lluvia pretty hard.
* TheDitz: Karol, Kajiīs mother, can have shades of this sometimes.
* DoomMagnet: Lluvia accuses Kaji of being this. She could be right, but she isnīt exactly a pacific little girl...
* DraftDodging: Kaji wants to lose the League in order to do this.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Lluvia instantly becomes this after Matarratas asks her to train him in order to be a better fighter. Sokar found it quite amusing.
* EarlyBirdCameo: The birds Hugin and Munin have two: they have a small scene added to chapter 8 in the printed volume, and a one-panel-wonder cameo in chapter 33, before their debut in chapter 38.
* [[ElaborateUndergroundBase Elaborated Huge Room Inside a Mountain]]: Dino, Leo and Lambda have a comfortable base inside a mountain, with a huge sofa, a fridge, and, obviously, alcohol. Leoīs lab is here, so he can work on his inventions without the police trying to arrest him.
* EldritchLocation: The Sheetworld, the place where your [[OurSoulsAreDifferent energy]] goes when itīs [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower imprisoned in a paper sheet]].
** The uncrossable Ocean (now you know why the first lines described the world as "a finite home"). And also the Labyrinthīs mental world, arguably.
* ElementalEmbodiment: The yotums are elemental giants that live far away from elementals. An ice yotum has appeared in the story, and a rock yotum has been mentioned. There are also some other elemental animals, [[http://jesulink.com/cincoelementos/img/documentos/criaturas1.jpg like these]].
** Also Adler's Level A Ornáguila. Itīs a giant fire eagle which Adler uses as transport.
** There are also "monigotes subnormales" (this troper's translation: retarded doodles; [[http://jesulink.com/cincoelementos/img/documentos/criaturas2.jpg]]), composed in 90% by their element, which are said to have so much energy inside that they'd be hella dangerous were they not retarded.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: Water beats fire, lightning beats water and metals (or anything that is an electric conductor), virus beats plants, and many others.
* ElementalPowers: Fire, Water, Earth, Virus, Psyche, Paper, Egg, Shit... [[spoiler:... Void]]
* ElementalPunch: Katotsu is a level 1 fire technique that allows you to ignite a part of your body (mostly your fists) to make fire punches or kicks.
* [[spoiler: ElementNumberFive: Void, Alphonseīs/A. Kilinīs element is on par with the other basic elements]]
* [[EmergencyTransformation Emergency Body Change]]: While fighting Karbô, Zap finally revives [[LivingShadow Sôkar]], [[spoiler: who binds with him so they can face Karbô]].
* TheEmpire: Itīs now pretty obvious that the kingdom that spans the whole known world (the continental mass where the story happens) works like this. Itīs obviously militaristic and totalitarian, and only the gravest punishments fall upon those who dare seek the truth of the past, regardless of who they might be (unless they are extremely lucky). It has some fans in the story, like Captain Briz, who idolizes the State and will try to push you behind the DespairEventHorizon if you challenge it.
* EmptyPromise: Well, Karol didnīt ''promise'' Kaji that Benjamin was going to appear, but she said it to stimulate him. He found out and ran away crying.
* EnergyBall: More like Virus Ball. But it was confusing at the time.
* EveryoneMeetsEveryone: Fire 13 first meeting is this.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Macaco town, specially its leader [[FlyingOnACloud Sun Wuko]]. The place is full of monkeys, naturally. Friendly people too, when they arenīt afraid of you.
* EvilAlbino: Kei.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: That fat guy of Leftovers 5? His name is Fatass. And the little one? He is Dwarf.
* ExaltedTorturer: Pierre Curry.
* ExtranormalInstitute
* {{Familiar}}: Hugin and Munin, the Was family giant, dark, [[SesquipedalianLocuaciousness adequately verbose]], shadow elemental crows. They were not aware of Sokarīs dirty business, but they decide not to tell his parents.
* FantasticRacism: Ember is this in spades, and it causes people to think Kaji is one as well. Itīs also very common between fire and water elementals. Also people in general against virus elementals, since they harm or downright kill anything they touch. Also, psychic elementals are feared and despised due to their ability to read minds.
** This led to the annihilation of air and earth elementals, all of them killed during the chaos of the Zero Day.
* {{Fartillery}}: Fart is an element too.
* FatherIDontWantToFight: Ember would love for Kaji to become a soldier, but Kaji always answers this.
* TheFerryman: Chisp Llamaviva will transport you across the Labyrinthīs lava pit for a golden coin.
* {{Fireballs}}: And Magmaballs. Virusballs as well.
* FiveManBand: The Five Elements. Also the protagonists might be this, even if Lluvia hates Kaji with passion, and the roles can't be clearly defined.
* {{Flanderization}}: Lluvia started as a very kind girl, and even after Kaji angered her, she looked at him with a "poor guy" expression after he ran away from the fire in the school. Now she is just a jerkass who treats everyone badly, specially Kaji.
** Sokar seems to be the only exception.
* FlatEarthAtheist: [[MeaningfulName Leonardo Davín]] is quite skeptical about legends in general, even considering that he lives in a world of elemental embodiments and superpowers.
* FloatingPlatform: [[DishingOutDirt Roco]] tries this to cross the lava pit in the Labyrinth. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments He falls.]]
* FollowInMyFootsteps: Ember would like Kaji to be a soldier.
* ForbiddenZone: the Ocean. Limited to population by a giant wall, itīs impossible to cross and is deemed [[EldritchLocation "the End of the World"]]. Everyone who has tried to cross it is dead, even water elementals. Except maybe one person...
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Remember that mysterious red sparkle on the cover of chapter 21? Well, it turns out it's actually [[spoiler: Alanka, a fire demon inside Kaji]] which doesn't show up until chapter 39, released almost two years later.
** Chapter 9 (released in May 2009) has a soldier barging into Colonel Cerilla's office, saying that Captain Briz ordered him to tell Cerilla that Ember's son (Kaji) is taking part in the League's exhibitions. Fast forward to chapter 51 (June 2013), where not only Briz shows up and recognizes Kaji, but it's very likely that [[spoiler: he's the captain in charge of the SS.]]
** You know that symbol of the five elements on the spine and the clasp of the diary? As of November 2013, it turns out the old king had a belt with that symbol, and it shows up on the walls of Kilin's room. [[spoiler: It is a reference to the fifth basic element, Void, the element of the royal family, which is hardly known outside of the kingīs family and their closest associates.]]
* ForScience: Bombastusī main drive for everything, from [[spoiler: helping Benjamin with his plan]] to [[spoiler: kidnap Lluvia]].
* FriendOrIdolDecision: Kei is burning the book and Bombastus kidnaps a poisoned Lluvia. Kaji must make a desicion. [[spoiler: While the rest of the team pursues the kidnappers, he stays and tries to save the book and convince the others to stay. This leads to a fight with Matarratas.]]
* GadgeteerGenius: Leo. He has invented a power analyzer, and Dino says he has more gadgets. He has a mechanical hand as well, wich he calls his "good hand".
* GeniusBonus: Sokar's crows, Hugin and Munin, are named after two crows from norse mythology which served Odin, and were referred as "The thoughts and memmory of Odin". Hugin uses the word "think" a lot, and Munin is said to be the shadow elemental with the biggest memory.
* GenkiGirl: Flama can be a light one sometimes.
* GenreSavvy: Not so savvy actually, but itīs used for comedic effect.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Actually thereīs no radar, so the author can do whatever he wants. The kids, for example, swear a lot. Also the teachers seem to organize chicken fights.
** The kids don't swear any more than a normal Spanish kid their age (it's just that the Spanish "joder" is softer than the English equivalent "fuck"). But he does seem to have a radar: for example, a couple characters are [[CurseCutShort cut midword]] when saying "coņo" (like English "fuck" or maybe stronger). Also, the sentence "Let's play doctors" shows up twice with a character about to shot an injection to someone against their will (in fact, the second is replied with "Are you going to abuse me?").
* GilliganCut: Played with.
--> '''Kaji:''' What about the address? Why don't we go check that out first?
--> '''Matarratas:''' Oh, sure! Let's go to an address written down in a genocide's diary! Then we can drop by the jail to get tortured! Aw, come on! Thereīs no way in heck Iīm going there!
--> ''(Cut to the poor zone of the city)''
--> '''Matarratas:''' I still don't quite get how you convinced me.
* GirlNextDoor: Flama has some aspects of this towards Kaji.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Lluvia can control her razor-sharp umbrella with her powers (it has water inside). [[spoiler: Itīs also a SwordCane]]
** Hiedra uses her plant powers to transform her arm into a branch and pierce her enemies.
* GoLookAtTheDistraction: [[spoiler: Part of Mr. Aquarricaīs plan, he needed the teachers out of town, so his assistant told them the yotum was in the mountains.]]
* TheGoodKing: Leonaīs former king, Gylfi Hangul the First, was at first bent on war and conquest just like most of his neighboors and his colonelīs were. But once Belenus Llamaviva showed to him the ideas of the world he craved to create, he wholehearteadly changed his old principles and gave full support to Belenusīs pacifistic and revolutionary ideas. He even defended him from the attacks of his fellow colonels and was not swayed when said colonels tempted him with the potential of a new incredible resource that could be used as a weapon. [[spoiler: This, of course, costed him his life on the Zero Day, killed by his remaininig colonels and his own son.]]
* [[GranolaGirl Granola Kid]]: Plant elemental Sauce, and his mother, Acacia.
* GreatBigLibraryOfEverything: Leona Cityīs is actually just a big library, but due to the general lack of books in the whole country, specially about history, itīs treated like this.
* GreatOffscreenWar: The Zero Day can be considered this. We got some images on the Chronicles, but not much was revealed.
** [[spoiler: Until the Belenus Chronicles. There we learn the Zero Day was sparked by greedy colonels and a particularly bloodthirsty prince.]]
* GreenAesop: The tale/play "Bifrost and the tree". [[spoiler: Recently revealed to drive a huge part of the plot.]]
* GreenEyedMonster: Desangrador is quite frustrated by the fact that the Kimikoho allows [[spoiler: Matarratas]], as it did with Sebastián, to find and create the most complicated formulas with ease.
* GroinAttack: Lluvia likes doing this, when she is not trying to kill you.
** Also Sokar does this from time to time.
* GuardianEntity: Ouroboros, the giant snake that "guards the Alcahest"
* GuileHero: Captain Kru tried to talk Benjamin into becoming this to achieve the peace he wished for. [[spoiler: Now, we canīt be sure if he really meant it...]]
* HaHaHaNo: Leo's response after Zap asked if they could build their own killer robot.
* {{Hammerspace}}: The place where stuff goes when absorbed by shadows. Itīs called "shadow memory" and itīs limit to absorb matter is proportional to the userīs own power. Munin has enough shadow memory to swallow and teleport enormous boulders.
* HandicappedBadass: Hodr Arian, the "Blue Leviathan", member of the Five Elements. Blind but deadly.
* [[HealingHands Healing Teeth]]: Ouroboros has a healing bite. Itīs quite effective.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: [[PaperMaster Dino]] can imprison your soul inside [[EldritchLocation a paper sheet]]. Donīt make him mad. He also has shown a great battle prowess while fighting [[spoiler: Desangrador/Ébola]].
** Captain Cherry is a bubblegum elemental, and she is extremely efficient.
** The much ridiculized Heart element is, according to an interview by the author with the fans, the ability to literally control hearts, even though it could have other properties as well.
** [[PunnyName Fatass]] is an egg elemental. He can totally drown you in a giant egg yolk.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: Played for laughs, Ember thought Colonel Cerilla was going to do this to him. Played completely straight against people who investigate about the past.
* {{Hellfire}}: This is what the Dusk Virus causes on fire elementals. It can burn without oxygen, and even burn fireproof materials. Crisol hypothezises that it works like a mini nuclear fusion, chewing the elementalīs energy away.
* HeroicBSOD: Often comes with certain {{Wham Line}}s.
** Igna, when she found out [[spoiler: Benjamin was under arrest]].
* HeroicSacrifice: When Zap is about to be killed by Finalmigo, Kaji intercepts it, and Finalmigo pierces his body.
** [[spoiler: Adlerīs brother blew himself up using Level 5 to save Ember from Dr. Ebola.]]
* HiddenDepths: Dino and Leo. [[spoiler: It involved Dinoīs father, who died in the Ocean trying to reach the legendary new world he had dreamed so much about. Thatīs why Leo hates legends and myths, since he is afraid that his frineds, who also believe, could meet the same end]].
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Kaji is a not so bad example.
* HotBlooded: Igna, Benjaminīs wife, couldnīt be anything else than a fire elemental.
** Barley, beer elemental and great friend of Dino. [[spoiler: Also a member of his team when he won the League.]]
** After getting to know Bore Loftur, one could expect his element to be fire or magma, not air.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: A shadow elemental specialty is to return attacks to their owner. [[spoiler:Karbo]] was literally defeated by his own hand.
* HotTeacher: Lambda, [[OurGhostsAreDifferent even though she is 68.]]
* HowDoYouSay: Orubak is Ancient for Jerkass.
* IAmNotMyFather: Kaji, even if many people thinks that he is like Ember.
* TheIdealist: Captain Kru saw young Benjamin as this, and it amused him a lot, even if he said he was jealous of his possitive thoughts.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Kru believes Benjamin to be this, and Benjamin in turn believes Kaji to be this.
** It was Noto Loftur, Belenusīs adoptive father who began this, stating that Belenusīs kindness is the more outstanding of his many qualities.
* INeverSaidItWasPoison: Subverted when Captain Briz makes Lluvia say she got a ticket card from te blood control analysis. "They donīt give you any cards. You are a liar".
* TheInfiltration: the (9 person) team tried to infiltrate Coral Town so they could reach Angeloīs museum to find out more about him, [[spoiler: being the man who made the Five Elements portrait of Heliopolis and all that]].
** [[spoiler: Mierdófilus is leading a huge group to do exactly the same (minus the museum part) after escaping the elemental mafia.]]
* InfinityPlusOneElement: Alcahest is theorized to be a variant of this, see InverseLawOfComplexityToPower below. Though its existence is hypothetical [[spoiler: at first, and even when it's now clear that Lluvia is an alcahest elemental, she can't use those powers yet.]]
** [[spoiler: Kilinīs element of Void]] It was strong enough to easily kill the strongest character in the story.
* InformedAbility: "Sokar can move in darkness just fine". [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments He canīt.]]
** In chapter 39 he does lead Zap through the dark. That was probably just the labyrinth confounding his shadow powers, {{played for laughs}}.
* InTheBlood: The Kimikoho and the [[spoiler: Dusk Virus]] seem to work like this.
** "Iīm [[spoiler: Dr. Bombastusī]] daughter, you tard"
* InsaneTrollLogic: Zap could have this as his element: "I'm the architect because I'm a lightning elemental".
** "It's all so ancient and it's full of texts in Ancient [language]. Coincidence? You bet."
** (Talking about a stage play:)
--> '''Zap''': I don't complain 'coz I'm the protagonist.
--> '''Matarratas''': The heck, protagonist? You're a tree!
--> '''Zap''': That's why. The play's called "Bifrost and the tree". [[ProtagonistTitleFallacy And I'm the tree.]]
** "Love is deaf"
* InsistentTerminology: A man once says "it would be the end of humanity". He quickly corrects himself: "i mean, of elementality".
** Pi is certainly a water elemental. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Not a pee one at all.]]
* InstantFanClub: Gold elemental Arturo has one. [[ExtraOreDinary Money is the reason]].
* InsufferableGenius: Matarratas can be quite annoying sometimes, but [[CharacterDevelopment he is getting better lately]].
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Belenus and Sun Wuko, but not so much as one could think as Belenus is above 50 years old while looking around his early thirties
* IntoxicationEnsues (from a giant snake's poison) [[XMeetsY meets]] the {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, which according to Matarratas "could be a whole new level to discover":
--> '''Zap''': Matarratas is a bird! A bird! [...] He wasn't a person! He was a mouse in disguise!! He tried to kill his best friend with his eye!![[note]]Reference to the author's previous manga Raruto. ItMakesSenseInContext.[[/note]] [...] [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext My glass... is a clown! I wanna have a navel!]]
** And then again, from some [[ItMakesSenseInContext really sugar-heavy bubblegum]]: "Zap... Buddy... Burn this town"
* InverseLawOfComplexityToPower: Elementals of "pure" elements can control both its element and any element descended from it - so a copper elemental can only control copper, while a metal elemental can control every metal, including copper. An elemental that could control the theorical fundamental element Alcahest would be able to control all substances in nature. Though the fact that they can control more elements doesn't necessarily give them an advantage, it all depends on hard work and training.
* JawDrop: Dino did this when Kaji beat Lluvia.
* {{Jerkass}}: All the main cast and many others have their oportunity. Special mention to Hiedra, who appears in the League and doesnīt even need provocation.
** Griposo is only in the League to screw aorund as much as he can, out of spite for being fired from the army for stealing money.
* TheJuggernaut: Karbô, graphene elemental, a nigh-invulnerable [[TheBrute gargantuan man]].
* KarmaHoudini: Lluvia is a total bastard with everyone, all the time. Nothing ever happens to her.
** [[spoiler: At least until she gets kidnapped and drugged, and might have gotten experimented on if the main cast hadn't come to her rescue on time, or she hadn't escaped.]] May start getting better now.
* KeeperOfForbiddenKnowledge: Chemists were treated like this in the old days. Now, the main cast qualifies, and those who share their secrets.
* KeepingTheEnemyClose: Late king Hangul decided to make Ébola a colonel, despite being the prime suspect of poisoning colonel Hacha, invoking this trope. It would eventually backfire. Horribly.
* KillItWithWater: Lluvia tries this against Kaji. Several times.
* KingMook: Finalmigo is a bigger, armoured version of the common Labyrinth enemies.
* LadyOfAdventure: Flama is willing to win the League and become a soldier.
* TheLancer: Alphonse, aka Aither Kilin was this to Ken Válbrandur in the Five Elements. He backed his decisions up and helped keep the peace in the team. [[spoiler: Too bad he killed Válbrandur for being a pacifist]]
* LargeHam: Captain Briz turns slowly into this when he goes fanboy over the Elemental League.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Kaji never remembers anything after the Dusk Virus powerups.
** Alanka canīt remember anything before waking up on comic. He just remembers he was "Be"īs friend, but canīt even remember who that person is. [[spoiler: Turns out to be Belenus Llamaviva, aka Ken Válbrandur.]]
* LastMinuteProject: Nizo did his Super Work about the return trip form Leona City.
* LavaPit: One of the Labyrinthīs obstacles.
* LeaveNoSurvivors: Many rebelled soldiers played this back in Zero Day.
* LetMeGetThisStraight: Lampshaded in "So you're saying the watchman has a son, that he's in your class and that he beat Lluvia in a fight?!" "That's a good summary of what we just said."
* LetsGetDangerous: "Asskicking time".
** So, [[spoiler: Dino]] is in charge of the research now...
* LightningBruiser: Karbô, a rock golem-like giant man who moves almost as fast as Zap.
* LightningCanDoAnything: Matarratas tells Zap to electrify Finalmigo to confuse his thought patterns. [[OmnicidalManiac It backfired]].
** Not to confuse its thought patterns, but to cut off the commands reaching it. Just, like any [[AIIsACrapshoot good AI]], the moment it goes rogue it's CrushKillDestroy time.
* LittleMissBadass: Lluvia can crush giant boulders with one punch effortlessly and drown you in seconds with a tidal wave. She was also the strongest fighter in a school for super powered kids.
* LittleMissSnarker: Lluvia again.
* LookBehindYou: Subverted, there is actually an ice giant behind Arturo and Nizo.
* LostWorld: While, apparently, the Ancient city of Kenko, found by the Five Elements in the new world, has no trace of advanced technology, it is in perfect state of conservation and many ancient slabs are found, wich speak volumes about Ayaīs legend.
* LotusEaterMachine: The Labyrinth is a dreamlike mental world created by [[PsychicPowers Anpepón]] to test the students of the Beluga School. Itīs full of {{Death Trap}}s and YourMindMakesItReal, but they rescue you if something awful ever happens (at cost of failing the test, of course).
* MadeOfPhlebotinum: Ghosts, or spectre elementals, such as Lambda, are entirely made of spectre element. [[OurGhostsAreDifferent They are not the souls of deceased people and are actually alive. They appear one day at random, never age,]] [[AndIMustScream and then one day dissapear suddenly, with no previous warning.]]
* MadScientistLaboratory: Matarratas has a secret lab, with a sign that Rubeola made to annoy Mat. Kinda subverted because Matarratas is not crazy, and he believes works there with Desangrador to make an antidote so virus elementals can touch living beings without harming them. [[spoiler: Desangradorīs fits better, because he actually is Colonel Ébola, the most murderous psychopath in the story so far.]]
* MagicAntidote: the Dawn Project, initiated by Colonel Ébola, and then continued by Desangrador [[spoiler: (Ébola in disguise)]] and Matarratas with the goal of creating an antidote that would allow virus elementals to touch living beings without harming them. [[spoiler: Turns out it was a ploy to re create the Dusk virus, planned by Ébola [[ManipulativeBastard all along]].]]
** Special mention to the Green Vaccine, design to destroy all kind of virii and bacteria, except the ancient super virus, like Dusk virus. Itīs a perfect vaccine for most people, but itīs death for virus elementals.
* {{Mana}}: Vital Energy.
* {{Masquerade}}: The premise of the comic.
** The government has ordered a massive blood exam on the whole country. Every person must assist, and there are soldiers in every frontier to prevent prople from skipping it. Something big is going on.
*** Sota theorizes itīs due to Lluvia. It happened after Bombastus found out about her, [[spoiler: and he killed himself so Alphonse could not get intel from him about her]].
* MassOhCrap: The main cast when they found the yótum.
* MediumAwareness: From time to time, in the first arc and maybe the start of the second. It gets slightly more serious after that.
* MentorArchetype: Benjamin for Kaji, Desangrador for Matarratas, Igor Adler and his SS comrades for Ember, Kru for Benjamin...
** For Lluvia, this would be the whole Dino Team, specially Dino and his sister Sota. When you see Sota talking to Lluvia about [[CharacterDevelopment maturing a bit]] and try not being a jerkass all the time, you know how important her words are for Lluvia.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: Kru, Benjamin...
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: [[LargeAndInCharge Colonel Cerilla]], a [[TrademarkFavouriteFood burger lover]], can't help this at times:
-->'''Colonel Cerilla:''' An army is like... a burger. It has bread, lettuce and a delicious sauce all over it. You can have it served with...
-->'''Ember:''' My colonel?
* MilitaryAcademy: Many, but you have to win the League if you want to get a higher rank some day.
* MilitaryBrat: Ember, as well as his sons Kaji and Chisp.
* MindRape: [[MeaningfulName Demencio]] uses his [[MasterOfIllusion psyche elemental powers]] to twist your mind until you have no strenght left. He is quite creative.
* MoodWhiplash: One of the authorīs distinctive tropes.
** Zap did, of course, have a line to this effect at the end of the Belenusī Cronicles... but it feels kinda out of place even for him.
** Ébolaīs guardian/assistant spiderlike creature, Haselti, has two pairs of eyes, one happy and one aggressive, which he oppens or closes according to his mood.
** Meta example: at the end of each chapter, the author writes some lines along with the next release date. At the end of Belenusīs chronicles chapter three, serious and action packed, he writes: "The chronicles continue on january 17... i hope, because i will be a dad again and my daughter didnīt make an appointment to be born, but the date will be around that. Happy holydays for everyone! ^_^"
* MookMaker: Desangrador has some capsules that can turn inanimate objects into living servants. Their overall power depends in what object you use the capsule in, and the resultant mooks can develop their own personality, but they seem to obey their master doubtless.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Kru]] was said to be this by the Elemental Sages, helping them against the "sect" that researched about the Five Elements.
** [[spoiler: Alphonse Hangul, aka Aiher Kilin, the Magician from the Five Elements, grew disgusted with Belenusīs pacifistic ideals, betrayed him, conspired with the remaining colonels, murdered his father the king, ignited the Zero Day and finally killed his teacher]]
* MonochromaticEyes: Many characters have this, mostly for the art style.
** When they are not [[BlankWhiteEyes Blank White Eyes]] due to the Dusk Virus being activated...
* MorphWeapon: Hugin is able to merge with Sokarīs Wascythe to increase itīs power greatly and give it a self-conciousness.
* MrExposition: Matarratas and Kaji do this from time to time, but the main Mr. Exposition is Dino.
** "This old man... never wastes an opportunity to talk about science"
* {{Muggles}}: Unlike most works with this kind of setting, averted. Everybody has elemental powers.
* MundaneUtility: Karol works as oven in a bakery. Lightbulbs have light because light elementals give it to them.
** [[ShockAndAwe Zap can turn his face on to illuminate dark places]].
* MyEyesAreUpHere: Rubeola says something like this to Kaji once. It doenīt seem to bother her much, actually.
** Actually she does seem to want to hit on Kaji ([[TheJailBaitWait when she's 18 and he 13]]). In fact, in an ambiguously canon side story both end up together in a hot spring (her being drunk), and all of a sudden she goes "Have you ever touched a boob?" and really goes after him until Zap sneezes, electrifying the water.
* MysteriousInformant: It wasnīt Benjamin... [[spoiler: Itīs Adler.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: It looks like a running theme with virus elementals: Matarratas means literally Ratkiller / Rat Poison, Desangrador means Bleeder, Varicela means Chicken Pox, and of course, Dr. Ébola.
** Also Demencio, psyche elemental.
* TheNarrator: Kaji. Ember, Benjamin and [[spoiler: {{Familiar}} Alanka]] in the Chronicles.
* NeckLift: Lluvia does this to Nizo.
* NeverMyFault: Lluvia extends this to "itīs all Kajiīs fault, always". Dino is fond of blaming Kaji for everything as well.
** CharacterizationMarchesOn tough.
* NiceGuy: Even if he is [[TheStoic quite serious]], Sokar fits this trope very well.
* TheNicknamer: Nizo seems to be this. [[{{Pun}} He sucks at it.]]
* NightmareFace: [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_gQOw2ir3-qM/TJ8V2Kd0OlI/AAAAAAAAACQ/xzSbF6MZhPs/s400/capitan+curry.jpg Corrupt Captain Pierre Curry]]. [[MoodWhiplash Itīs even lampshaded when he states that he canīt drink water in a glass, because he will spill it from a side.]]
* NoExceptYes: Subverted: "You're grounding me?" "Grounding? [[BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord I prefer to call it in another way.]] But that's how it's called, I'm not gonna change the name now."
* NoIndoorVoice: ROCO!!!!
* NoSell: The enemies in the Labyrinth are inmune to Matarratasīs virus-based attacks.
* TheNothingAfterDeath: In a flashback, Benjamin tells Kaji that when you die, the elements that compose your body return to nature to create more life, and your "soul" just stops existing.
** But as stated by Sôkar's father in the same chapter, that's no more than a guess. After all, since [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghosts aren't really ghosts]], there's no way to know for sure. At least until we really learn [[spoiler: how Aya works]].
* TheObiWan: Benjamin. [[spoiler: At least at first. Now,we canīt be sure about anything he has done.]]
* ObviouslyEvil: Desangrador. Turned out he wasnīt. [[spoiler: Turned out he is Dr. Ébola.]]
* OceanMadness: When crosiing [[EldritchLocation the Ocean]] this will happen eventually. The infinite waters, covered by a neverending mist that screws your sense and orientation is able to undermine the confidence and sanity of great warriors like the Five Elements. Specially once all the fish, the wind and the tide practically dissapear at once.
* OfficialFanSubmittedContent: The volumes always feature one or two fan-created elementals with explanation of their abilities, a small selection of fan art, and one or two two-page fan comics. The hardcover books (''Mundo Elemental'' and ''Panda Ninja Fantasma'') take this further, with a whole section for fan art, fan comics and fan fics. While this content is clearly non-canon, the author takes pains to make sure it doesn't and won't conflict with the story.
* OffscreenTeleportation: How did Chisp enter the Labyrinth? He doesnīt want to answer.
* OhCrap: Many times, the most famous may be one of Lluvia when she tried to drown Kaji, only for him to vaporize the water in an instant and then punch her in the face.
** Also when Zap and Sôkar thought they had defeated [[NighInvulnerability Karbô]] for good, only to have him get up and strike back at them.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: For what little we've seen of him, Pi[[labelnote:*]]short for [[MeaningfulName Pythagoras]][[/labelnote]] seems to be this. Lampshaded:
--->'''Pi''': As you apply soft fire on [[HumanPopsicle their bodies]], I'll be applying vaccines and controlling their pulse. Though well, I want you to know this is not my field. I'm a mathematician.
* OneHitKill: Most of the common enemies in the Labyrinth suffered this from the main cast. [[spoiler: Also, Lluvia killed Finalmigo in one hit once she stoppped laughing.]]
** [[spoiler: Kaji destroys the yótum with one attack when the Dusk Virus activates for the first time.]]
* OneManArmy: All of the Five Elements, specially their leader, Ken Válbrandur [[spoiler: since his childhood.]].
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Mr. Aquarrica is willing to destroy Beluga Town to get Ember fired and take mount Pito from him, so he can make a water park there.
* OnlySaneMan: Pi, the sanest guy known among Dinoīs friends, [[spoiler: and the only serious member of his League team.]] He has become even more serious since his marriage.
** To be fair, Sota can be quite reasonable when she wants to, just like Dino.
* ParentalAbandonment: Sorta, Flamaīs parents donīt really care that much about her.
* ParentalFavoritism: Chisp tries to make Ember act this way towards him, to get money.
* ParentalSubstitute: Rubeola is this to Matarratas. Also Desangrador, until the second arc.
** Benjamin, Kajiīs uncle, used to be more parental than Ember.
* PassingTheTorch: In Benjaminīs own words: [[spoiler: "I thought everything would turn alright... I failed, Kaji, I messed everything up. I made grave mistakes... I canīt keep this up... You are the only one I can entrust this to..."]]
** "Such a pathetic result... I expected more of myself"
* PhotographicMemory: One could say Jaro Hallormour, earth elemental, had this with stone and ground. He was able to determine exactly where he was by comparing the ground he was standing on to that of other places. [[spoiler: And he was able to recreate the lost final slab from the black temple, by remembering the sigils carved on the stone in spite of not being able to know what they meant.]]
* ThePlan: More than one seem to be in action right now...
* PlayingATree: Dino's play doesn't have enough characters for all of the children to play, so many of them ended up doing the filler parts of forest animals, a shepherd and even a rock and a cloud, yeah, really. In a literal example Zap got the part of the tree, he was quite happy and excited about it because he was the ''titular'' character along with Kaji's Bifrost.
* PleaseWakeUp: [[spoiler: Bombastusī henchmen kidnap Lluvia and take her away, cuttin her bind to Sokar. Later, when Zap tries to wake him up, Karbo insists that Sokar is dead.]]
* Plot coupon: the numerous stones and slabs with ancient scripts Belenus has found and studied in his life could be seen as this, each one a step to understand the message of the ancients. [[spoiler: An the legend of Aya.]]
* PlotPoint: In the very first episode, Kaji told Ember he would become a soldier in order to live in Leona City with Benjamin, and thought he would soon forget it. Seven chapters later, [[TournamentArc we find out he hasnīt.]]
* PoisonIsEvil: Averted with Matarratas, a virus elemental (in this comic, poisons, bacteria and viruses all fall under the virus element). Even if he's a {{Jerkass}} and has quite different ideals from Kaji's, he [[DarkIsNotEvil has shown to have]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a heart of gold]].
* PowerLevels: Attacks are classified in levels from 1 to 5. Subverted because the levels arenīt defined by the power of the attack, but for how the element is used. Thereīs also Level A, wich symbolizes the elementalīs "animal energy", and can consist on elemental summons, transformations, or even fusions with the particular animal.
** Remember that "animal" in this work refers to any elemental being different from the "human" elementals. [[spoiler: For example, Alanka, a fire demon, is Kajiīs, and formerly Válbrandurīs, level A.]]
* PowerNullifier: Desangrador can do this, nobody knows how. Itīs also one of the Kimikohoīs abilities, by dissassembling matter in the elements that compose it.
** Kokoro, a misterious technique [[spoiler: Adler used on Kaji]] is also this.
* [[spoiler: PowerOfTheVoid: King Alphonseīs elemnt. Ask Belenus.. Oh wait, you canīt because he died for this reason.]]
* PowerTrio: Lambda is the Superego, Dino and Leo are both Ego and Id.
* PressurePoint: Belenus Llamaviva, fire elemental, could cause miniature explosions on his enenmies to make them fall unconscious without really hurting them. He once stopped a whole squad of soldiers like this.
* PromotionToParent: Rubeola to Matarratas.
* PsychicPowers: Psyche elementals. Up to now thay have demonstrated being capable of create illusions, mental worlds, read minds and "shut brains down".
* PsychicStatic: Zap ''unconsciously'' does this all the time. His thoughts are so weird, crazy and incoherent that Psyche elementals trying to read his mind are left in complete confusion. Unfortunately, this doesn't protect him from MindRape.
* PsychoSerum: The Dusk Virus is something like this. It corrupts you little by little while eating your energy away, consumming you and making you go mad.
* PsychoticSmirk: It means Dino has a plan, and Kaji wonīt like it.
* PunnyName: Often referred to the element that person controls: Kaji Llamaviva (Fire Livingflame) is a fire elemental, Zap is a lightning elemental, and so on.
* PuppyDogEyes: Lambda does this trying to convince Dino of not going to Leona City. [[TournamentArc She fails.]]
* TheQuietOne: Lolo, the guide to Leona City, seems like this, but he is actually a party beast. We don't get to see him like this until the end of the second arc, but Leo informs us about the things he does.
** Wap is a more straight example.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Kaji thinks this about his Fire 13 teammates. Magmuto and Wap may be this, but [[AwesomeByAnalysis Bombeta is actually]] [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass quite good.]]
* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: "I have headache or stomachache".
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Matarratas gives one of the [[DisappointedInYou most spectacular speeches ever]] to [[spoiler: Kaji as they fight in "Virus and Fire".]]
** A minor one given by Demencio to Lluvia about her group of "friends". The worst part is that Lluvia canīt help but believe him, even if she doesnīt want to.
* RemovedFromThePicture: [[spoiler: Belenus, aka Ken Válbrandur, is missing his head on his Heliopolisī Portrait depiction. It has been burned off, apparently by [[GoMadFromTheRevelation Benjamin]] and the mark connects with H. Arianīs left eye]]. Angelo is not amused.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Kaji is easily replaced by Fire13 in the second League.
* RetiredBadass: Noto Loftur, Belenusīs adoptive father, is a retired rebel fighter against military and political corruption from the air kingdom. [[spoiler: Except he never retired.]]
* {{Revenge}}: Lluvia was actually scared that [[spoiler: Reborn!]] Uroboros would attack her after what happened in the temple. [[spoiler: Of course, being an Alcahest elemental, she has nothing to be afraid of.]]
* TheReveal: Lluvia is [[spoiler: an alcahest elemental, having caused a fire at school when she was little]].
** [[spoiler: Ken Válbrandur is Belenus Llamaviva, Kaji and Chispīs grandfather and Alankaīs partner.]]
** Leo is [[spoiler: NotSoExtinct an earth elemental]]. Not a reveal for Matarratas or Lluvia tough.
** [[spoiler: There are five primal elements: fire, water, earth, air and void. Thatīs why the alcahest symbol has five points.]] "Damn, speaking of revelations!" indeed.
** [[spoiler: Desangrador is Ébola]]
* [[ReviveKillsZombie Vaccine Kills Virus Elemental]]: Matarratas had to infect himself with new viruses after Hiedra shot him with a [[MagicAntidote powerful vaccine]].
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: [[http://i.imgur.com/SRYya0q.jpg Reborn Uroboros.]] The fact that he's quite affective doesnīt help.
* RockBottom: Kaji often says that his current situation couldnīt be worse. God, is he wrong.
* RunningGag: Strange shaped rocks, [[TeethClenchedTeamwork Matarratas and Zapīs bitter relationship]], Sokar kicking people in the nuts, Zapīs anecdotes from the orphanage, and also references to the authorīs first work Raruto (a parody of Naruto).
** Also taking KV, the initials of Ken Válbrandur, to mean "kulos vuenos" ("hot butts" misspelled blatantly). And Kaji's various nicknames: his surname is Llamaviva (Livingflame), and he got as nicknames Llamamuerta (Deadflame), Llamamoco (Snotflame), and even Llamabesos (Kissflame).
* [[spoiler: SecretPolice: The SS. Ember is one of them.]]
* SadistTeacher: Dino and Lambda are this, specially to Kaji. They are not actually evil, they are just jerks.
* SarcasmBlind: Zap.
* SarcasmMode: "Kaji! Does it hurt much?" "No... I'm just bleding to death...".
* SchoolForScheming: [[spoiler: Ébola / Desangrador]]'s job as a teacher is only a facade.
* SchoolIdol: Arturo is close to this. Again, money.
* SchoolPlay: In the third arc.
* ScrewDestiny: Benjamin and Bombastus prefer making destiny with numbers and possibilities.
* SecretKeeper: Zap keeps silence about Kajiīs book. Eventually, Lluvia, Matarratas and Sokar become this as well. [[spoiler: And then, Dino and his former League Team, Rubeola, as well as possibly Lambda, join the bunch.]]
** And none of them nor Adler told anyone that Kaji is the one that killed the yótum.
** The kids also keep silence about Kajiīs [[PsychoSerum Dusk Virus]], and [[ChildProdigy Matarratas]] is even helping him counter it.
* SecretSocietyGroupPicture: Heliopolisī Portrait. [[spoiler: It depicts the Five Elements without their masks, but Ken Válbrandurīs face is burned. Of course.]]
* SelectiveObliviousness: When Lieutenant Adler comes to the school to perform the labyrinth trial, Dino has a SuspiciouslySpecificDenial that they're having cock fights at school, and heavily hints that they might be selling alcohol to minors, but Adler dismisses it because it's "not that kind of inspection".
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Played for laughs when Lluvia and Sokar begin describing the book's symbols and its spine.
* ShadowWalker: This is the power of Shadow Elementals.
* {{Shapeshifting}}: Comes in two variants, {{animorphism}} to a particular animal, and turning into your element. The first variant, and maybe also the second, [[PartialTransformation can be partial]].
* SinisterScythe: [[spoiler: Sokar]]īs level 3.
* SociopathicSoldier: Pierre Curry, and many more briefly shown during the Zero Day flashback.
* SophisticatedAsHell: "Diagnosis: he's bleeding a lot".
* SoulPoweredEngine: Bombastus gives the main cast a lightning energy receptor connected to his vital energy, so the main cast would be able to track him and they would come to trust him.
* SpiderSense: It looks like young shadow elementals can feel the changes in their hostīs energy, even if the host is far away.
** Not quite. They '''feed''' on the host's energy, and they can as long as they're joined by the shadow, which can stretch as far as a hundred meters. But if they're farther than that, or the shadow is blocked (say, by a wall with no gaps), the shadow elemental will die. [[spoiler: Or not.]]
* StepfordSmiler: Anpepón Anatolia is a type 2.
* SternTeacher: Donīt talk without rising your hand first during Leoīs classes. Sit straight, donīt talk too loud, donīt be a class clown. [[BerserkButton And never begin talking about nonsensical myths and legends. Those are for Literature class.]]
* StormingTheCastle: The Five Elements did it on Day Zero. Easy for them. [[spoiler: Not really tough.]]
* AStormIsComing: Near the end of the second arc.
* TheStrategist: SS captain Faraday seems to be this. In Dinoīs team, this is [[TheSmartGuy Piīs]] job.
** [[spoiler: Benjamin takes the gold in this. If only his sanity werenīt so qestionable these days...]]
* StuffBlowingUp: Steelspikes is a gunpowder elemental. This is his standard power.
* SuckySchool: Beluga Town's: their teachers are lazy jerks and the education plan doesn't seem to be pretty good. Interestingly, the "out of date textbooks" quirk is inversed, due to the new kingdomīs politics about forgetting history.
** In the first two volumes it's said that at least some of the books used are written by the teachers themselves. It's even pointed out that one of the books (on theory of the elements) has an appendix added illegally by another of the teachers (allegedly because it's illegal to teach that at that age in public schools).
* SummonMagic: Level A is capable of this, like Sokarīs shadow crows, Hugin and Munin.
* SuperMode: The Dusk Virus seems to be this. [[PsychoSerum With some drawbacks.]]
** Both Rubeola and Dino have one.
** Bubblegum elemental Cherry is able to turn herself into a fat, kinda grotesque, resistant bubblegum golem.
* SuperSmoke: Dr. Ébola has the power of turning into a huge cloud of toxic miasma. [[FacelessEye With big evil eyes.]]
* SuperSoldier: SS soldiers are this and, of course, the [[OneManArmy Five Elements]].
* SwordCane: Lluviaīs level 3. Itīs actually a [[WeaponOfChoice sword umbrella]]
* TheSymbiote: Young shadow elementals need to have their shadow joined to their host's, or they'll die ([[spoiler: unless they summon enough strength to switch hosts]]). At least the shadow can stretch as far as 100 meters.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Lampshaded.
* TacticalSuicideBoss: Finalmigo hits himself while trying to hit [[TeleportSpam Sokar]].
* TeamPet: baby Ouruboros.
* TempleOfDoom: the Black Temple from the ancient city of Kenko in the new world. It even has huge vines that act like serpents and have a severe poisonous bite.
* TheTease: Rubeola sometimes does this to make Kaji feel awkward, like saying how she LOVES redheads, and later saying that "with this light, your hair is ''specially'' red".
* TechnicalPacifist: Belenus Llamaviva aimed to create a world where fighting would not be necessary, but he had to enter the army to gain power first, so he had to pwn every enemy that stood in his way. Occasionally overlaped with BadassPacifist.
* TeleportSpam: A shadow elemental ability.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: The main cast in their objective. Even more now that they share so many secrets [[spoiler: and that they will compete in the League, as a team.]] HilarityEnsues.
** The Five Elements werenīt much better. Hard headed and direct but enthusiastic Hallormour argued with cold, distant and pragmatic Arian many times and they would usually end threatening each other. Hot blooded Bore didnīt elp much with that. Fortunately, they all were bound by, if not friendship, their mutual respect for Válbrandur, his ideas and his power. [[spoiler: Except Alphonse.]]
* TheyWouldCutYouUp: Not only does Hiedra try to do this to Matarratas, but even [[spoiler:Bombastus]] after his pseudo/semi/maybe-HeelFaceTurn seems excited about doing it on Alanka.
* ThirdPersonPerson: ROCO!!!! again.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Belenus Llamaviva always hated killing, anyone. [[spoiler: It comes back later to bite him in the face.]]
* TickleTorture: Nizo and Tarantula do this to Kaji and Lluvia. While they are sleeping, inside the Labyrinth. [[BossFight Fighting Finalmigo.]] [[OhCrap Not cool.]]
** As the main cast thinks this is an ability of Finalmigo, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Zap]] starts laughing without any provocation.
* TomeOfEldritchLore: The book written by Ken Valbrandur (leader of the Five Elements) is treated like this. Maybe the fact that is written in an ancient language helps a bit.
* TookALevelInBadass: Almost everyone by the second League. Special mention goes to the snot team.
* TotallyRadical: Crisol tends to do this to relax the work atmosphere. Ember is annoyed by it. A lot.
* TouchOfDeath: Virus elementals most distinctive characteristic, when not in full control of their powers.
* TournamentArc: The second arc is about the Elemental League, an anual competition wich includes fights, [[CookingDuel among other challenges]]. If you want a decent job, you have to win it.
* TrainingFromHell: Dino puts Kaji through this to make him learn Katai. If he couldnīt burn 100 papers at the same time without expanding the fire and without wasting energy, all the remaining papers would cut him at once.
** At the end of the third arc, Matarratas asks Lluvia for training. He quickly repented.
* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: Beluga School has Combat class, in wich the students learn to use their powers for offense and defense. Even when Kaji points out that public school arenīt allowed to train their students in the Five Levels style of combat, Dino just doesnīt care about that (and surely many more) law(s).
* TheTrickster: Sota, Dinoīs sister and [[spoiler: member of his team when he won the league]] is presented as this. She even uses cards as her weapon of choice.
* Tropperiffic
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Lluvia threatened to kill Fósforo if Kaji refused to fight her in the Elemental League.
** In a lower level, Chisp acts a lot like a mafia boss and threatens his teacher with burning his bycicle "by accident". He is 8 years old.
* TrueCompanions: The main cast is slowly turning into this. At the end of the depressing and shocking Belenus's Chronicles, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Lluvia of all people]] raises Kajiīs morale by claiming they are frineds, and they will get out of danger together. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments It triggers a group hug.]]
* TurnsRed: Finalmigo can level up when he is about to be defeated.
* TheUnfavourite: Ember: "Look Karol, my son Chisp [[FantasticRacism befriends elementals of the fire branch.]] Not like your son Kaji" Karol: "Both of them are our sons" Ember: "Yeah, whatever".
* TheUnreveal: A minor one in chapter four, that [[{{Foreshadowing}} turns into a big one in hindsight]]: As Kaji's narration says "I guess all of us have secrets. Secrets that, sooner or later, will come out to light", Dino is about to use Leo's power analyzer to snoop on Kaji's blood, but the machine breaks right at that moment. It's only after you know about [[spoiler: the Dusk virus]] that that moment becomes significant.
** [[spoiler:Leo's element]] was played in a similar way: it was ''just about'' to be revealed many times in the series, until the mindblowing reveal that [[spoiler:he's a not-so-extinct earth elemental]]. Of course, he'd always been passing for a [[spoiler:rock elemental]], so that could've been revealed instead.
** The cast found out that Benjamin is [[spoiler: in prison]] way after the readers.
* UnusualEuphemism: [[GroinAttack "My elemental parts!!"]].
* {{Veteran Instructor}}s: Emberīs.
* VillainousBreakdown: Mr. Aquarrica brings an ice giant to crush some of the town so Ember, the town guardian, will get fired. [[spoiler: Too bad Ember is out of town.]]
* TheVirus: Three of them, apparently.
* VirusAndCureNames: Subverted - The Dawn Project wasn't about creating a cure for the Dusk virus (in fact, the virus is implied to have been extinct back then), but about creating a PowerNullifier that would allow [[PoisonousPerson virus elementals]] to touch other people. Then again, the Dawn Project [[spoiler: was actually a cover to recreate the Dusk virus.]]
* TheWallAroundTheWorld: The Ocean, seemed as an uncrossable infinite sea, is considered this, specially because some theories say thet if you manage to venture deep enough the mist will somehoe bounce you back without you even noticing and you wll eventually be BackToSquareOne. This is the reason the world is called "a finite home" in the very first panel of the story.
* TheWatson: Whenever there's need for some exposition about well-known facts in the elemental world, chances are [[CultureBlind Zap's]] the one who asks for it.
* WarIsHell
* WeaponOfChoice: Level 3 consists in using a specific weapon to manipulate your element. Also, umbrellas are a popular one for water elementals.
* WeWereRehearsingAPlay: When people hear Matarratas shouting about his experience during Kajiīs Dusk virusīs first burst, he wants to say this, but he gets nervous, and says that itīs for a ballet.
* WhamEpisode: "Under the Rain"
** Chapter 52 "Skeptic" is a bigger one: [[spoiler: It's revealed that Ken Valbrandur is Belenus Llamaviva, Kaji's deceased grandfather. Belenus was also Alanka's former partner.]]
** Belenusīs Chronicles 5.
* WhamLine: [[OhCrap "Nice diary"]]
** Bombastus, to Kaji: "You are Emberīs son, right?... Be careful. [[ObfuscatingStupidity That man is dangerous.]]"
** [[SoulPoweredEngine "It broke".]]
** "You have killed your father... [[spoiler: Prince Alphonse.]]
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Amor (a heart elemental) is getting prepared to fight some birds during a the Labyrinth, while boasting about the power of love. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments The birds beat the crap out of her before she can end her speech]].
** Dino, as a paper elemental combat professor, is treated like this sometimes.
** The lizard-rider cork elemental states that he still has to find any utility for his powers.
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler: Even if Kaji was never your typical morally right protagonist, it goes overboard when he chooses keeping Ken Válbrandur's book from fire over saving Lluvia when she was left unconscious and being kidnapped. After that, he forbids Zap from following the bad guys while carrying Sôkar, when it'd do him harm to be far from her, and he was quite weak already. And if that wasn't enough, he goes as far as to fight Matarratas when he tries to follow them.]]
* WhenIWasYourAge: Ember does this a lot, and describes his younger days as total crap.
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler: Once Ember is revealed to be a SS soldier, he beats captain Pierre Curry in one hit.]]
** Also Finalmigo and the yótum.
** [[spoiler: Kold Briz is so strong that he could beat all the adults in the protagonist team with just one hit, and he even froze Dino solid.]]
* [[spoiler: WorldTree: Aya. A gargantuan ash that concentrates all of the elemental energy of living beings when they die and redirects it to the land so new beings can be born. It greatly fulfills the FisherKing and the EmpathicEnvironment aspects of the trope.]]
* WouldntHitAGirl: Lluvia thinks this about Kaji. [[OhCrap She was wrong.]]
* WreathedInFlames: Level 1 Katai consists in this.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Grandfather and Many Scientists]]: If Matarratas could talk to the Five Elements in person, he would tell them this.
** Altough he doesn't know this, [[spoiler:he was killed by Ébola, not the five elements.]]
** YOU KILLED MY FAMILY!!!
** In the backstory you have Thomas Strom pulling a "you killed my brother".
* YouDidntAsk
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: When Sokar prevents Finalmigo from finishing Kaji off.
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