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-->''"This is a tale of the only daughter of the former Ace of the Sky, Takamachi Nanoha; a fourth elementary grade student of the St. Hilde Academy of Magic... A vivid tale of Takamachi Vivio."''

''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha [=ViVid=]'' is the fourth entry into the main ''[[LyricalNanoha Nanoha]]'' continuity and the first to debut as a manga and not anime. It began running in Comp Ace in 2009. It's set four years after ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' and one year after ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX''.

''[=ViVid=]'' is actually more a SpinOff than a true sequel and features Nanoha's and Fate's adopted daughter Vivio (first introduced in ''[=StrikerS=]'') as a MagicalGirlWarrior that [[OlderAlterEgo turns into her teenage form when she needs to battle]] [[TransformationTrinket with the power of Sacred Heart]] - her... bunny plushie Device. That's right, it's a return to more traditional MagicalGirl fare, complete with a rival MagicalGirl in the form of Hegemon Ingvalt, a [[WarriorPrince king from the era of Ancient Belka]] similar to Vivio. It also has many recurring characters from ''[=StrikerS=]'', including the reformed Numbers cyborgs.

The series is [[SugarBowl a lot]] LighterAndSofter than the standard incarnation of ''Nanoha'' and lacks a major antagonist and an over-arcing plot. It is by no means less action-packed though, as it focuses heavily on magical martial arts and feels much like a shonen series with magical girls.

''[=ViVid=]'' has full colored tankōbon called ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid FULL COLORS''; ''Force'' has also full colored tankōbon.

'''NOTE:''' Only general tropes for the series are listed here. For character-specific ones, check out the [[Characters/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid character]] [[Characters/LyricalNanoha sheets.]]
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!!!''MGLN [=ViVid=]'' provides examples of:

* AdultsAreUseless: In the Infinity Library arc, Hayate and Nove accompany the group of Inter-Middle participants. Fabia Crozelg fights the participants and is able to take down most of them, but neither Hayate, nor Nove nor Yuuno are there to help them. And among the late teen participates, Micaiah is one of them who gets curb-stomped, only Victoria remains, who one the other hand fights with Corona against an army of devils and cannot fight Fabia directly. Hayate just arrives when everything is over and she only repairs the collateral damage.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The four main characters are just 10 to 12 years old rookies and they participate in the Inter-Middle Championship for the first time. Of course, there are plenty of characters who are much stronger than them.
* ArtEvolution: The art style changed after a few chapters. Noticebly, Erio looks older and has a different hairstyle in his appearance in chapter 11 than in chapter 2.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Used extensively in transformation sequences, but [[NippleAndDimed averted]] with the adults in all other cases.
* ButtMonkey: Fate during the team battle chapters. Erio deals a critical hit to her the moment she switches to Sonic Form, inducing heavy ClothingDamage. Then later, she suffers ''further'' ClothingDamage and is left with basically a few scraps left after [[spoiler:Nanoha and Teana's Starlight Breaker collision.]]
* CanonDiscontinuity: The first chapter features Vivio sending other characters a picture of herself and her friends, Corona and Rio. It's ambiguous whether it happens at this moment or in the past; Lutecia looks noticebly younger than in her actual appearance, but the biggest contradiction is Hayate. She and Reinforce Zwei wear their Ground Forces uniform and Hayate has the same hairstyle from ''[=StrikerS=]'', despite she had already longer hair a year after that season (even if it's not the same hairstyle like in ''[=ViVid=]'' or in ''Force'') and she already moved back the Dimensional Navy right after the disbandment of Riot Force 6, but Vivio became friend with Rio in the end of their third year, which makes this event implausible.
* ClothingDamage: And a lot too, mostly for fanservice.
* ContinuityNod: Sacred Heart being a heart is obviously a nod to Vivio's former plush bunny in ''[=StrikerS=]''. It's really heartwarming, since both bunnies are/were presents from her mother Nanoha.
** The Takamachi family has a water gun in the bathroom, which looks like Teana's Cross Mirage.
* {{Cosplay}}: In ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 1st Tribute Comics'', [[GenerationXerox Vivio cosplays as Nanoha, and Einhart as Fate]].
** In ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A's Tribute Comics'', most of the major characters cosplay as characters from the ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs The Movie 2nd A's]]'' cast. The Mid-Childa Team has [[GenerationXerox Vivio as Nanoha]], [[AnAxeToGrind Victoria as Fate]] [[ShockAndAwe in Lightning Form]], [[{{Expy}} Lutecia as Fate]] [[{{Stripperific}} in Sonic Form]], [[WeakButSkilled Chantez as Yuuno]], [[CopsAndDetectives Els as Chrono]], and [[MsFanservice Micaiah as Arf]]. The Belka Team has [[TheApprentice Miura as Hayate]], [[PlayingWithFire Harry a]][[TomboyishPonytail s Signum]], [[CuteBruiser Rio as Vita]], [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery Corona as Shamal]], and [[{{Badass}} Adult Einhart as Reinforce]]. Sieglinde and Fabia are the only two characters who avoid to cosplay.
*** Did you notice there are two Fates, but no Zafira? And that Vivio is in the opposite team of her friends?
* CurbStompBattle: A few on- and off-screen ones during the opening of the TournamentArc. Chapter 25 has a montage of Team Nakajima curbstomping unnamed opponents.
* DavidVersusGoliath: Happens frequently with the newcomers and the veterans in the TournamentArc. [[spoiler:It's only played straight ''once'', and the winning newcomer isn't even a main character[[note]]Or she is. Miura has the reputation of a main character[[/note]].]]
* DemotedToExtra: With the exceptions of Vivio, Lutecia and a few of the Numbers, all the other recurring characters have had their screen time cut, even Nanoha and Fate. This isn't a bad thing though, as Vivio and Einhart do a very good job of copying their dynamic and a new generation of magical girls are stepping in to fill the gaps. Also, most of the characters from previous seasons are overpowered in comparison to the Inter-Middle participants.
** There is also a balance. Most characters who are DemotedToExtra in ''[=ViVid=]'' appear more often in ''Force''. Likewise, almost every major character in ''[=ViVid=]'' doesn't appear in ''Force'' or is barely seen, like Nove.
* DramaticThunder: Used for Victoria Dahlgrün's introduction in chapter 17. She's a descendant of the Thunder Emperor Dahlgrün.
* FantasticFightingStyle: Strike Arts, Kaiser Arts or Black Jeremiah. All the named rivals in the tournament arc have some uniquely named fighting style, but it's not clear whether they are officially recognised or just their own variations. Parodied with Harry's ''ore-shiki'', which means "Me-style" or "Style of Me".
* {{Fanservice}}: Much more than previous seasons. UpToEleven in chapter [[HotSpringsEpisode 11]] and [[NippleAndDimed 45]].
* FightingSeries: With {{Magical Girl}}s.
* FullContactMagic: All those heavy-impact punches and kicks still count as magic. Vivio especially, she's attempting to weave magic and martial arts together, something that her ancestor was apparently a grandmaster of.
* GenreShift: On the surface it appears to be an attempt to return the series to its roots of MagicalGirl cuteness, but it's so overloaded with various martial-arts related tropes, one could almost be forgiven for mistaking it for a shonen fighting series.
* GratuitousGerman: Strada's "Jawohl" is incorrectly spelled as "Ja houl".
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Painfully so. TrainingFromHell and [[{{Determinator}} superhuman determination]] are useless unless you've won the SuperPowerLottery, and even so, some characters are bigger winners than others.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: While the tournament follows the underdog story in Vivio and her friends, the story also fleshes out the friendly rivalries and camaraderie of the returning contestants like Sieglinde, Victoria, and Harry, making it difficult to chose whether to root for the newcomers to overcome the veterans or for the veterans to survive long enough to finally to conclude their personal duels.
* HitPoints: Used in both the mock battle and the Inter-Middle Championship in order to prevent the fights from dragging for too long and increasing the risk of injuries. Even so fighters can be KO'd before their hit points reach zero.
* HotSpringsEpisode: Chapter 11. Though, it introduces Rio's Adult Mode.
* IdiotHair: Many characters introduced in ''[=ViVid=]'' have ahoge for no reasons. It's easier to count the characters who ''don't'' have ahoge.
* ImprobablyFemaleCast: While the previous seasons was already bad with this trope, ''[=ViVid=]'' takes it UpToEleven than any other series of the main continuity. Only two new male characters, one of them being a PosthumousCharacter, have been introduced in ''[=ViVid=]''. There aren't any featured male Inter-Middle participants despite it's not restricted only for females, as Erio has the option to enter it in his world. So far, the only male characters who have appeared in ''[=ViVid=]'' are [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS Erio, Genya]], Claus, [[Audioplay/StrikerSSoundStageX Voltz]], [[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Zafira]], Edgar and [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Yuuno]]. And they don't have much screentime either, two of them are just only cameos.
* LetsGetDangerous: What everyone looked like to Einhart when she first gets to see Nanoha & Co. in action.
--> '''Einhart:''' It must be wonderful to have two such gentle and family-devoted mothers... but they can do magical combat too?
--> '''Nove:''' *starts collapsing in giggles behind Einhart and Vivio*
* LighterAndSofter: Stubbornly defies the franchise's gradual slippage into DarkerAndEdgier territory by ditching most of the military sci-fi elements and playing up the franchise's MagicalGirl roots with a dosage of KungFuWizard for good measure.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: It includes appearances from characters from every other entry in the series, even ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'' and just keeps piling more new characters on top of those and that's before the TournamentArc. Just [[http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/527212 look at this picture]] and how big the cast is already. To be fair, the number of new introduced characters is still lower than in ''[=StrikerS=]''.
* MoodWhiplash: [[ShmuckBait Do not read this]] back-to-back with the [[DarkerAndEdgier other]] currently running ''Nanoha'' manga, ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'', or you'll be in need of a new metaphorical neck before you know it.
* MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours: Arguably the whole point of the series, with multiple practitioners of different fighting styles squaring off to see who will come out on top.
* OffModel: In some recent chapters, the author forgets to draw [[TheNoseless noses]]. Or mouths. And [[http://www.mangareader.net/magical-girl-lyrical-nanoha-vivid/45/4 Micaiah's closed eye is placed a bit too low]].
* PantheraAwesome: The snow leopards of Shutra, which Olivie and Klaus kept as pets as shown in a flashback.
* PantyShot: Happens ''a lot''.
* PowerLimiter: The girls form Team Nakajima all train with bracelets that act like training weights, draining their physical and magical energies to help foster their growth. By the end of their training they are wearing four of them each. Their introduction even included a quick ContinuityNod to Nanoha's TrainingFromHell in the ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'' manga, where Nanoha used a cruder version with Raising Heart's Pressure Mode.
* RealityEnsues: While Vivio and her friends are the main characters, it is noted that they are still amateurs going up against ''very'' seasoned professionals. With the exception of Miura, who was trained personally by the [[BadassCrew Wolkenritter]], every time one of the girls went up against a veteran (Rio for Harry and [[spoiler: Einhart for Sieglinde]]) ended up in a loss. Even against each other, Vivio was a hobbyist compared to Miura's dedicated practices.
* SuperRobot: In much the same way as the previous casts tended to be seen as expies of either Real Robots or their pilots. Those individuals that are reincarnations/decendants of ancient warrior-kings tend to come across as general expies of these.
* TimeSkip: A 4-year one between ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS StrikerS]]'' and ''[=ViVid=]''.
* ToBeAMaster: To be declared the strongest in all dimensions (at least, within the 10-19 age group).
* TournamentArc: The DSAA Inter-Middle Championship. The whole tournament itself is structured in several other tournaments. First, after going through the preliminaries, the fighters are going to fight in the City Tournaments. Then, the winners of these tournament will participate in the World Tournaments, and finally the fighters who are end up victorious will decide the champion in the Inter-Dimensional Tournament. Since the story is about Team Nakajima's first tournament, the TournamentArc is actually only about the preliminary.
* WorldOfBadass: If there was any doubt before ''[=ViVid=]'' made it obvious that kicking ass and taking names is a requirement for any girl over the age of ten. They even have an Inter-Middle Championship where the best of the best go to beat each other up with magical kung-fu for fun. With no shortage of candidates.
** However, most of the participants are still much weaker than the TSAB mages.
* XMeetsY: ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' + ''DragonBall''.

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