One day, junior high-schooler Yuki helps a girl from another class, a weird girl known throughout the school as the "Trash Girl." Because of this self-less act, Yuki's life undergoes a dramatic change!

Also known as "Holy Crystal Albatross", a manga series created by Tamiki Wakaki.

See also Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows which is the series created by Wakaki that came after this that has some characters from this series appear in it.

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!Tropes present by the series:

* AbandonedHospital: The Monobile Hospital where Goose, Ibis, and Toki lives in was once a human hospital. Ibis did not even know what an elevator was.
* ActionGirl: Sibia the Palladium Knight of Triad.
* AlienAmongUs: The Monobiles are sent to Earth when Albatross caused the ''Great Ignition''.
* AndTheAdventureContinues: The last chapter has Yuki have the Flame and Earth Isotopes embedded in both of his hands, the Wind Isotope in the possession of Crane, and the Water and Light Isotopes are at unknown locations.
* AnimalThemeNaming: Some of the Monobiles have names of birds.
** Albatross, Kagu, Nody[[note]]one letter away from noddy[[/note]], Yuhina, Crane, Pigeon, Shrike, Plover, Goose, Ibis, Toki[[note]]Japanese name for Crested Ibis[[/note]], Cuckoo, Drake[[note]]the term for an adult male duck[[/note]], Sibia, Finch, Vanga and Snipe.
* AnIcePerson: Snipe the Sodium Monobile. It kinda make sense since sodium is sometimes use as a coolant for certain reactors.
* ArmCannon: The Titanium Monobiles have them.
* BadassBookworm: Crane the Antimony Monobile.
* BadassNormal: Yuki Shinohara
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: That is until one of the [[MacGuffin sacred]] [[MineralMacGuffin stones]] embeds itself into his hand.
* BadassFingersnap: How Shrike activates his powers.
* BathingBeauty: Sibia likes to bathe.
* BizarreAlienBiology: All Monobiles have a reactor/furnace which they use to burn their respective Periodic Elements in order to live, some have them integrated with their bodies while others are seen more like accessories they wear.
** Vanga the Chlorine Monobile is a gas-type and the only solid part of him is his reactor.
* CoolSword: Albatross' sword which she later gives to Yuki, the Protection Sword Filament/Ferminode. It also acts as an AmplifierArtifact with the Flame Isotope. It is said its flames can split a mountain and water apart.
* CutShort
* DanceBattler: Silver Monobiles like Pigeon used to be entertainers in Albatross' court. Pigeon utilizes her dancing skills with her control over her silver ribbons to restrict someone's movements.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: Yuki does this a lot. One example is when he jumped down into an elevator shaft to catch the Iron Monobile's head and launch it out of the hospital, unfortunately his plan only goes that far and did not plan how to stop falling and what to do afterwards. Good thing that Albatross flew up and catches him.
* DisappearedDad: Yuki's father, Takao Shinohara, died two years before the start of the story.
* ElementalPowers: The Monobiles have them, depending on their Periodic Element.
** ExtraOreDinary: The Titainium, Silver, and Iron Monobiles.
** PlayingWithFire: The Magnesium and Strontium Monobiles.
*** Lebaio, a Magnesium Monobile, manifest it as a BreathWeapon.
*** Shrike, the Strontium Monobile, manifest it as HavingABlast.
** PoisonousPerson: Vanga the Chlorine Monobile manifest it as DeadlyGas.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: Most of the elements the Monobiles burn is in jewel form. Albatross's element is diamonds[[note]]an allotrope of Carbon[[/note]].
* ExtraEyes: Iron Monobiles have four eyes surrounding their reactor on their heads and four more on the back of their heads.
* EyepatchOfPower: The placement of Yuhina's reactor makes it look like an eyepatch.
* FallenPrincess: Albatross, a.k.a. Asakura.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/seikesshou_albatross/v02/c008/12.html This]]
* GentleGiant: Lebaio
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Yuki Shinohara, his mother is human while his father is a [[HumanAlien human looking]] Monobile.]]
* HeroesFightBarehanded: Yuki, being trained in martial arts by his mother, fights this way against Monobiles. It also helps that he got power from a sacred stone, the Flame Isotope.
** He later receives a sword from Albatross which he can channel the power through and fights with it; he becomes more of a HeroesPreferSwords person.
* HomelessHero: Asakura, she sleeps on the school grounds.
* HomingProjectile: Some Monobiles have this ability.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: The Magnesium Monobile siblings, [[GentleGiant Lebaio]] and [[IllGirl Miu]].
* HumanAliens: With the exception of a reactor, some Monobiles look indistinguishable from humans.
** Ibis mistakes Yuki for a Monobile at first until he clarified that he is human.
* HumanoidAliens: Some Monobiles.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Each chapter is called "ELEMENT" then the number and then words.
* IllGirl: Miu from injuries she received from the ''Great Ignition''.
* IntelligentGerbil: Some Monobiles.
* InTheBack: There are a few instances.
** Kagu controlled one of his arrows he fire and impaled Yuki. He then proceeds to turn Yuki into a HumanPincushion.
** Albatross got sliced in the back trying to protect Ibis from the Chrome Monobile.
* KickTheDog: Shrike kicks around Lebaio just because he is a common.
** TheDogBitesBack: Lebaio was the one who delivered the finishing blow to Shrike after Yuki cracked Shrike's reactor.
* KillAndReplace: Kagu the Titanium Monobile killed Fujimura-sensei before the start of the story and used his body as a disguise.
* LimitedWardrobe: Asakura/Albatross, her only clothing she owns is a dirty school and P.E. uniforms. As Albatross she can create her own clothing but she must take off her school uniform first, as in being nude, then form the clothes or else she destroys it.
* LosingYourHead: The Iron Monobiles can do this willfully and control their body as long as their head is not too far.
* MacGuffin: The sacred stones[=/=]holy crystal isotopes.
* MadeOfIron: Yuki, even before getting the sacred stone.
** Some Monobiles as well. Some of them literally are.
* MartialArtsUniform: Yuki and his mother Misato often wears these.
* MatterReplicator: Triad's Elemental Furnace which they use to produce jewels.
* TheMedic: Bromine Monobile Goose and Iodine Monobiles Ibis and Toki.
** CombatMedic Goose and Ibis.
* {{Meganekko}}: Asakura and Mappy.
* {{Motifs}}: The aliens called Monobiles are creatures that need to burn Elements from the periodic table to live.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: The Chrome Monobile, he even has a BladeBelowTheShoulder for each of them.
* NeatFreak: Drake of Triad for his element stones; he justifies this by saying anything can decide the outcome of battle.
* NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight: When Yuki fought a group of four bullying Asakura, the one wearing a cap had a knife but Yuki [[BarehandedBladeBlock caught it with one hand]] and proceeded to [[CurbStompBattle beat all four]] [[IAintGotTimeToBleed while still holding onto the knife]].
* NoFlowPortal: The place Albatross first arrived on Earth. It is underwater and closed on the Earth side but some of the essence of the Monobile homeland goes through which allows Albatross to use her reactor without wasting her jewels.
* OneNoteCook: Yuki comments that his mom Misato is only good at making ''chive fried rice''.
* PeekABangs: Sibia's hair style.
* PettingZooPeople: Some Monobiles.
* ThePigPen: Asakura, she is called "Trash Girl" because she does not clean her uniform.
* PowerLevels: The [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/seikesshou_albatross/v02/c009/16.html Jewel Index]], the Periodic Table of Elements upside-down.
** Monobiles are [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/seikesshou_albatross/v02/c010/15.html separated]] into Common, Elite, and Rare depending on the Periodic table period and group they are in.
*** Commons are in Periodic table periods 1-4
*** Elites are in Periodic table period 5
*** Rares are in Periodic table periods 6+
* PullingThemselvesTogether: The Iron Monobiles can do this as long as the head that holds their reactor is near and intact.
* RedHeadedHero: Yuki Shinohara.
* RemoteBody: The Iron Monobiles can detach their heads and control their body from not too far away.
* RingOfFire: Shrike made one when fighting Yuki.
* RubberForeheadAliens: Some Monobiles.
* SandWorm: The Silicon Monobiles. A bit of FridgeBrilliance since sand is made of Silicon and Silicon is the second most common element in Earth's crust.
* ShrinkingViolet: Asakura
* SimpleStaff: Goose, Ibis, and Toki wield staves that they can channel their powers through.
* SleepyHead: Asakura when she reserves her element stones.
** Finch of Triad.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: A lot of this for the Monobails/Monobairus/Monobiles?.
** Is it Yuki or Yuuki?
** Is it Crane or Kurein?
** Is it Miu or Myuu?
** Is it Lebaio, Lepaio, or Levio?
** Is it Pigeon or Vision?
** Is it Shrike, Syuraku, Shraik, Shurak, or Shriech?
** Is it Filament or Ferminode?
* StarfishAliens: Some Monobiles.
* SweetTooth: Yuki loves ice cream.
* TakenForGranite: Actually Zinc but it's still similar. Nody the Zinc Monobile killed some [[RedShirtArmy police officers]] by covering them in Zinc.
* TakingTheBullet: Lebaio shielded Yuki from Shrike's explosion. He of course survives.
** Albatross shielded Ibis from the Chrome Monobile's slash.
* TerribleTrio: The leaders of Triad, a Monobile mercenary group.
* TheUnintelligible: The Chrome Monibile.
* UrsineAliens: Lebaio the Magnesium Monobile, looks a bit bear like.
* WingedHumanoid: Albatross of the [[GoodWingsEvilWings butterfly wing type]] sometimes has them, but she must remove her uniform first before she makes them or the uniform is destroyed.
* TheWorfEffect: Yuki with the power of the Flame Isotope in his left hand, having already defeated the Titanium, Silicon, and Zinc Monobiles with a clean hit, was unable to harm Crane the Antimony Monobile.
** Then again trying to [[ElementalPunch fire punch]] someone whose element is Antimony, which is used as a fire retardant, is justifiable why [[NoSell it did not affect him]]. That and Crane, according to the Jewel Index, is the strongest Elite Class Monobile Yuki ever fought (not counting Ibis, an Iodine Monobile).
* WreathedInFlames: The Flame Isotope that is embedded in Yuki gave him the power to cover his [[ElementalPunch left arm in flames to power-up his punch]]. He later applies it to a sword he received from Albatross turning it into a FlamingSword.
* YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness: Crane the Antimony Monobile ordered [[TheDragon Yuhina]] to kill Nody the Zinc Monobile because he was heavily injured when Yuki defeated him.
** Sibia killed Cuckoo an Iron Monobile when the latter failed to bring back Toki.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: Monobiles lives are limited by how much of their element the have to burn.
** In ELEMENT 28, [[spoiler:Albatross only has enough diamonds for her reactor to last her at most about 3 months]].
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