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Panty Anarchy

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I'm back from rockin' out with my cock out! Get this shit: some dude just came up to me and thrust his package in my face!

Voiced by: Arisa Ogasawara (JP), Jamie Marchi (EN)

The blonde angel. Constantly has sex on her mind and will screw just about any man she takes a fancy to. Also very rude to a fault. Can transform her (as well as anyone else's) panties into a gun.
  • Action Girl
  • All Women Are Lustful: Definitely. Also, the trope image.
  • Anime Hair: Lampshaded in "1 Angry Ghost" when the monkey lawyer mistakes her bangs for a bunch of bananas.
  • And I Must Scream: In the season series finale, Stocking slices her entire body into 666 pieces to use as a trail of bread crumbs for Brief to follow her and Corset to the destination of their next evil plan. Brief must apparently collect all pieces if he is to have any chance of saving her.
  • Anti-Hero: Nominal Hero, played for laughs.
  • Awesome McCool Name
  • Badass Adorable: With emphasis on the badass.
  • Badass Biker: She can drive a motorcycle like a pro.
  • Badass Boast: Does a pretty character-defining one in the final episode.
    Panty: You're right, I'm just a little bitch and I'm proud of it. But guess what, douchebag? That's not the point. News flash, I don't need special fucking powers to beat the shit out of you. You know why? Because I'm a bitch who doesn't give a fuck. You and your half-dead face can preach about hymens and demons and other weird words that supposedly mean shit, but that doesn't change the fact that if any of you fuckers get in my way, I'm gonna kick some twisted-ass ass. You hear me dick? I'm a hot bitch angel named Panty. And no matter what anyone says, I DO WHAT I FUCKING WANT!
  • Bad Liar: Probably one of the worst there is.
  • Big Sister Instinct: The source of many heartwarming moments with Stocking.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In her angel outfit.
    • The red tube top underneath her white-and-blue varisty jacket in "Death Race 2010" also counts.
  • Break the Haughty: In Episode 12, only Stocking is allowed to return to heaven and Panty has to start her Ghost hunting duties over, alone this time. Garterbelt interferes with her atttempts to have sex, and she starts to lose her powers because of it. She gets into a fight with her arch rivals who kick her butt, and she has to be rescued by the universe's Butt Monkey, Brief, of all people. She ends up trying to have sex with him, but her lost powers also come with a regenerated hymen; she can't stand the pain and has to give up. The episode ends with her not only unable to have sex, but also completely powerless to stop the only person who still cares about her from being abducted in front of her. That was...unexpected.
  • Brought Down to Normal: The result of stopping sex.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer
  • Byronic Heroine: Lustful, beautiful, and charismatic, but also ruthless, rebellious, and self-serving, not to mention in exile. More comical than the typical kind, but fits the mold nonetheless.
  • Church Militant
  • Crystal Spires and Togas: Her transformation sequence (although in this case the spire is a pole of dancing).
  • Combat Stilettos: Her default outfit sports red high heels, and she wears gold high-heeled sandals when transformed.
  • Cosmic Plaything: As much as almost anyone else in the series. After losing angelhood, multiplied thousandfold.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially in the dub.
  • Death By A Thousand Cuts: Literally (though more like six hundred sixty-six), by Stocking.
  • Does Not Like Guns: A reason why she'd prefer Heaven Guns made from her panties (which are not magic, as she have been shown to be able to turn any underwear into a gun, with varieting effects), that and she complains how bad the gunpowder smells.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Panty's power is to turn underwear into guns. The size of the gun depends on the underwear's wearer.
  • Dramatic Gun Cock: Complete with Written Sound Effect.
  • Extreme Omnisexual: Only applies to men, however; she's even bedded a male robot when she briefly transforms into one herself.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Men and women alike nosebleed at the sight of her naked bottom.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes
  • Fallen Angel: Shares this with Stocking.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Sanguine.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Is constantly fighting with Stocking, who is her utter opposite in terms of their personalities.
  • The Gunslinger
  • Good Bad Girl: Takes this trope to its logical extreme by being a Lovable Sex Maniac who is also an angel from heaven.
  • Godiva Hair: Panty makes use of this trope in "Catfight Club", when she brings out her gun while not wearing any other lower garments. And she takes it to even sillier extremes during "High School Nudical", when her panties get stolen and she spends the whole fight scene jumping around in only a bra.
  • Going Commando: Duh.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: Her angel outfit.
  • Gun Fu: Most epically against Scanty in "Les Diaboliques"
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Subverted.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: She falls into despair after she fully becomes human, which causes her to lose her angelic powers and her hymen to regenerate, which prevents her from fighting and restores her to a virgin state, respectively. To sum up, never before has the sight of a hot naked chick with a pair of panties hanging off her finger looked so depressing.
  • Hidden Depths: Genuinely cares a great deal for her sister. And while she acts like a bitch toward Brief, she *does* make sure he comes out of every adventure relatively intact.
  • Horny Angels
  • Hot-Blooded: Not to the point of Garterbelt, but she's definitely quite enthusiastic.
  • Humiliation Conga: Episode 13 opens with Garterbelt throwing Panty out of her home because she's been Brought Down to Normal (i.e., she's just a normal bitch instead of a bitchy angel), forcing her to walk through the rain and get bombarded by bird poop, a baseball, an open can of paint, a flower pot, a hammer, a pan, and a 16-ton weight before getting struck by lightning, drenched by heavier rain, splashed by a passing car, and knocked into a dumpster by an ambulance where a bunch of cats, dogs, and people gather and start having sex all around her until she finally vomits and stumbles into an open sewer drain. All in that order before the opening credits in the span of one minute!
  • Idiot Hair: She's been described as having bananas in her head.
  • Image Song: "Juice". A short Bow Chicka Wow Wow song every single time in the series during particularly fanservice-y moments. The song also appears in the soundtrack, but with the added sound effect of Panty herself having an orgasm. It Makes Sense in Context.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Stocking did this to her right before chopping her to pieces. And it was right through the head, too!
  • Jerkass/Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Alternates between the two.
  • Knight Templar Big Sister: Plays the role in "Ghost: The Phantom of Daten City", where she tries to break up Stocking's relationship because the person she's dating is a Ghost.
  • The Lad-ette: Her lady-like look may be deceiving.
  • Lady in Red: Favors a slinky red Mini Dress Of Power to play up her love of adoration and sex.
  • Light Is Not Good: Generally portrayed as being less heroic than Stocking.
  • Love Realization: In Episode 12, Panty, of all people, falls for Brief (again, of all people) once she realizes that he and a sexy Bishounen she met earlier are one and the same. Subverted in Episode 13, where she continues to treat Brief as she always has after having sex with him, but she stops calling him "Geek Boy" and uses his real name instead.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: The goddess of this trope. Even her X-ray in the opening sequence shows that all that seems to be in her head is "Sex, male, sex, men, sex, sex, sex."
    Panty: I don't know whether I'm feeling sluggish because I'm having too much sex or I can't think of anything other than sex because I'm too sluggish.
    • It's revealed in "Panty + Brief" that she plans to have sex with one thousand men before returning to Heaven. Sadly, God doesn't look kindly on this sort of behavior, which prevents her from returning together with Stocking.
  • Lust: To the max.
  • Modesty Bedsheet: Her usual outfit whenever Garterbelt is giving the morning report.
  • More Dakka: That's her way to deal with her enemies.
  • Morph Weapon: Transforms panties to get her gun.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Manages to pull this off despite the highly stylized art style. And when she's realistically drawn, HO. LY. CRAP.
  • Named Weapon: Backlace.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: During Stocking's romance with a ghost, Panty drops her act and tries her hardest to get Stocking to break up with the ghost. When she has an honest conversation with Stocking she admits that finding true love is right, but as an angel of heaven she cannot do so with a ghost. Panty reacts extremely angry to this.
  • Panty Shot: Ironically, despite (or rather, because of) the fact that she uses her undies as a weapon, Panty doesn't play this trope straight until "Of The Dead" in Episode 8.
  • Shoot the Bullet: Or a whole salvo of them, cuz why not.
  • Petite Pride: She's flatter than Stocking, yet enjoys how her breasts are more sensitive than hers. Not that it stops her in any way.
  • The Pornomancer: She constantly finds (relatively) attractive men who are willing to have one-night stands with her.
  • Punch Clock Hero
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Really Gets Around: A lot. In fact, as previously mentioned, her goal was to get laid by one thousand men — a goal she eventually reaches after hitting nine hundred and ninety nine, and then deciding on Brief as her final partner.
  • Red Oni
  • Sex Goddess: Hoo boy, does she deserve it.
  • She's Got Legs: Whenever she's portrayed realistically.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Swears the most in the cast, and also tends to use crude, informal speech patterns in general. She also said over 250 instances and variations of the f bomb
  • Sleeps With Everyone But Brief: To be fair, she did ask Brief to sleep with her at the end of "Les Diaboliques", but he thought that was a little too soon. She later falls for him in "Panty + Brief" and decides to have sex with him again; unfortunately, this is around the same time she loses her powers as an angel and regains her hymen, restoring her to a virgin state. They finally do have sex in "Bitch Girls", which breaks her hymen and restores her powers.
  • STD Immunity: And hoo boy, does she need it.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Stocking's Girly Girl.
  • Trash of the Titans
  • Tsurime Eyes
  • Ungrateful Bitch: After Stocking helps her to destroy every copy of her porno in "Sex and the Daten City", Panty decides to remove every bit of footage with Stocking in their movie, for no real reason.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Is noted to focus more on strength than Stocking.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist
  • Vague Age: It's never stated how old she and Stocking are; while they appear to be in their late teens and can pass off as high school students, an offhand comment by Stocking in "Catfight Club" implies that she and Panty are over 500 years old. What is known is that she's the older sister, but how much older isn't explained either.
  • Vapor Wear
  • Virgin Power: Inverted, regaining her virginity caused her to lose her powers.
  • Winds of Destiny, Change: Implied in "The Stripping" to have the power of good luck.
  • Whole Costume Reference:: Her school outfit is the same as Mari Illustrious Makinami's.

Stocking Anarchy

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Yummy! I want to make dessert babies with you! You were so worth the two hour wait, my dear Swiss roll! I would rub you all over my body if it weren’t for the yeast. I swear I would!

Voiced by: Mariya Ise (JP), Monica Rial (EN)

The goth-loli angel. Absolutely loves sweets and can usually be seen eating a variety of them in the episodes. Often the voice of reason between the pair, having to keep Panty on task (sometimes the other way round). Can turn her stockings into katana.

    Other Protagonists 

Garterbelt

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If you don't wanna be stuck here forever, the only option you pathetic excuses for anything resembling angels have is to buy your way back into Heaven with Heaven Coins you collect exterminatin' evil Ghosts! Contrary to popular belief, you are not here to collect men or sugar! So focus and stop actin' like fatass hoes!

Voiced by: Kouji Ishii (JP), Christopher Sabat (EN)

A priest who acts as Panty's and Stocking's boss and caretaker during their stay on Earth. Explains the missions to the duo with great gusto despite the fact that the girls are less than enthusiastic about working. All but stated to be gay. He was once a ruthless gangster who was killed, went to heaven, sent back in time, and dropped back on Earth to live through all of history to become a messenger of God.

Chuck

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Chuckchuckchuckchuckchuckchuckchuckchuckchuckchuckchuckfuckfuckfuckfuckchuck!..

Voiced by: Takashi Nakamura (JP), Ian Sinclair (EN)

Chuck. A brainless, green little Butt Monkey of a pet (?) dog, glutton of everything organic and inorganic, and forget motivation - lacking a single meaningful thought whatsoever; his zero awareness causing his destruction in any number of graphic and hilarious ways... Is used by the heavens to transport paper with clues on the whereabouts of the next ghost (via lightningbolts to the noggin of course). Occasionally helps out on the girls' missions. He tends to be physically abused by the two.

Briefers Rock

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You may not believe this, but I'm an expert in the occult! Plus I got this proton pack for my birthday last year and it's awesome!

Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (JP), Joel McDonald (EN)

Dubbed "Geek Boy" by Panty and Stocking, Brief is a rather timid youth that the girls meet during a mission at a high school. His hobby of researching paranormal activity sometimes leads the girls to the ghost of the episode. Helps out the two whenever he can (sometimes unwillingly). Also has a crush on Panty, though she usually ignores him. He is the blood kin of Hell's Monkey, which means the kiss of an angel—Panty, as it were—will allow his penis to act as a key to the Hell's Gate, which locks away a primordial, superpowerful Ghost.

    Ghosts 
The main enemies of the series, Ghosts are what Panty and Stocking hunt down to obtain Heaven Coins. Natural Ghosts are born as an ironic reflection of the deceased, specifically representing their failures or deaths. Artificial Ghosts are Mooks created by the Demons, but are weaker than natural Ghosts and do not give out Heaven Coins.

Tropes that apply to all Ghosts:

Big Brown

The Ghost encountered in "Excretion Without Honor and Humanity", born from a plumber who suffocated from the stench of feces.
  • Fake Ultimate Mook: Provides trouble for the Muggles, but Panty and Stocking only need one blow from each of their weapons to do it in.
  • Gasshole: Controls all the fecal matter in Daten City.
  • Pokémon Speak: A variation; it can only talk about shit, feces, and the like.
  • Talking Poo: Is a giant monster created from feces, and can only talk about crap.

Crazy Crazy Cabbie

Encountered in "Death Race 2010", this Ghost was born from a taxi driver whose need for speed careened him off a cliff.

Queen Bee

Encountered in "The Turmoil Of The Beehive", she is the spirit of an Alpha Bitch who died after being stung by the pet bee of a geek she bullied. She has a human disguise in which she is known as Queen Barby.
  • Alpha Bitch: Continued being one even after her death.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: She is rather enormous in her true form.
  • Hive Queen: Once her minions start mind-controlling people.
  • Insect Queen: Her true form is a titanic bee.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: Her ultimate attack is to transform her abdomen into a giant honeycomb-like rocket launcher from which she fires hundreds of bees at once, stinger-first.
  • Meaningful Name: "Queen Bee" can mean both a literal Insect Queen and an Alpha Bitch, she is both!
  • Punny Name: Refers to the Barbie dolls and also has the sound "bee" in it, hinting towards her true nature.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: Her bees can attach themselves to humans and subjugate them to her will.
  • Villainous Breakdown: The angels cause her to suffer one when they outshine her. This causes her to unleash her powers in an attempt to get revenge and eventually leads to her final death.

Bloody Hood and Gal Ghoul

The ghosts of a prostitute and her pimp who were attacked by a wolf while having sex in the woods during a picnic. The latter became a hulking werewolf creature, the former a tiny hooded imp permanently attached to the beast's tail.

    Demons 

Scanty Daemon

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Bravo, Kneesocks. Bravo! Continue your assiduous assault until those hackney angels are broke! Shame them into the depths of despair and then annihilate them!

Voiced by: Yuka Komatsu (JP), Colleen Clinkenbeard (EN)

An agent from Hell working for the mayor of the city. Unlike the angels, she and her sister Kneesocks are intent on ruling with law and order (their own brand of it, of course) and speak in a more elegant style. However, Scanty has a very short temper and takes their rivalry with the angels very seriously upon losing to them for the first time. Like Panty, she can also turn her panties into guns, in this case revolvers.

Kneesocks Daemon

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There, are you happy? Our time has been pilfered and you've nothing to show for it! We are still in charge of this school, we're intelligent and pulchritudinous, and the students here will always worship us!

Voiced by: Ayumi Fujimura (JP), Cherami Leigh (EN)

Scanty's sister and another agent of Hell also working for the mayor. Pretty much the same as her sister, though she's the more outspoken one of the two, plus she's far more proficient at controlling her temper than Scanty. Unlike Stocking, her knee socks turn into scythes.

Fastener

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Fasten'er...

Voiced by: Miki Makiguchi (JP), Christopher Bevins (EN)

Scanty and Kneesocks' pet dog (?) and Chuck's archrival since college. (Appears) much more competent than Chuck.

    Spoiler Characters 

Mayor Corset

Voiced by: Shigeru Chiba (JP), Chris Ayres (EN)
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The mayor of Daten City and father of Scanty and Kneesocks. He is a BDSM demon who wears a very tight corset. He seeks out the blood kin of Hell's Monkey, Brief, whose penis acts as the key to Hell.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: After bonding Kneesocks to one of his arms.
  • Bondage Is Bad: As per his namesake, he wears an extremely tight and itchy corset at all times, and tends to tighten it even more when he gets overly emotional.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: In Episode 13, he tightens his corset so hard that his body swells into a One-Winged Angel form.
  • Evil Counterpart: Both he and Garterbelt have a heavy bondage theme, and have X-shaped scars on the opposite sides of their chests.
  • Glasgow Grin: When not in public, he pulls his lips back with hooks which gives him quite a bony-looking face.
  • Growing Muscles Sequence: He can tighten his corset so much that this apparently happens.]]
  • Knight of Cerebus: While he is still a somewhat comedic villain, the show becomes significantly darker when he appears. He is more competent than his subordinates, his plan is to release an Eldritch Abomination to take over Earth and Heaven, and most importantly he takes action while Stocking is on a bus and Panty is depowered, which allows him to inflict a Darkest Hour the likes of which had never before been seen on the show.
  • Not Quite Dead: He is destroyed in Episode 13, but shortly after respawns from Brief's penis in the form of a hopping blob.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: He dons a slightly more humanoid but still Obviously Evil appearance in public. The "crappy disguise that works" part is subverted when Brief instantly recognizes him when he reappears in his demonic form.
  • The Social Darwinist: Implies himself to be one with this line:
    Corset: The weak wear the chains, and the strong wield the whip!
  • Villain with Good Publicity: In spite of his daughters being fairly blatant about their demonic nature, notably starting a demonic gunfight in the middle of a ballroom filled with the city's social elite...

Judgement

Panty and Stocking's mother.
  • Art Shift: Is portrayed by a real life model.

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