Mahou Sensei Negima: Tropes J to L

aka: Tropes J-L
  • Jaw Drop: Chamo does this in chapter 50 when he sees Negi run out of magic, the Giant Oni is standing in front of him, and the powerhouse mage behind him gets out of his bind.
  • Kabuki Sounds: In Negima?!, to highlight Setsuna's samurai qualities.
  • Karmic Death: Negi is not happy with Quartum's treatment of Chachamaru.
  • Karma Houdini: Fate can be seen as one considering everything he did to Negi being glossed over in the end, though he does redeem himself.
  • Keigo: Manga!Negi speaks like this to all but his closest and oldest friends.
  • Ki Attacks: Ku Fei defeats Mana during the Mahorafest Budokai with a ki strike, and she only gets better at them from there. Shinmei-ryu sword techniques also run off ki.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Kotarou suggests this trope to Negi during their fight with Jack Rakan, but he decides not to, not due to any sense of fairness, but rather that he was pretty sure Rakan was faking it.
    • And Negi was right on the money, his big attack did nothing to Jack.
  • Kimodameshi
  • Kissing Discretion Shot: When Nagi and Arika kiss in chapter 269.
  • Kotatsu: Makie's gymnastics ribbons are apparently really handy for grabbing extra oranges without having to get up from the table.
  • Lady and Knight: Konoka Konoe and Setsuna Sakurazaki
  • Lady of War: Princess Arika and Setsuna.
  • Language of Magic: Latin, for common spells. Ancient Greek for High Ancient magic. Sanskrit for even more Ancient magic.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Some memory altering spells help protect the Masquerade
  • Late for School: noted by Setsuna on one of the few days they weren't late and "Yet they run"
  • Lava Adds Awesome: The Ultimate Spell of Earth element wouldn't be awesome enough without it.
  • Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: Ku:nel Sanders
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall
  • Lecherous Licking: Evangeline licking Negi's wound, and Tsukiyomi licking her blade.
  • Left Hanging: The Kansai mages' plot is never really resolved, and a number of threads get cut short by the Gecko Ending in Negima! for lack of time.
  • Lethal Chef: Takamichi's ramen.
  • Lightning Glare
  • Live-Action Adaptation
  • Living Shadow: Zazie's 'friends'.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: The series started off with thirty-one students, one teacher, one principal, and two advisors. It has since expanded with new characters coming in from the magical community.
    • The character page had to be split in seven because it broke the folder system. Twice.
  • Lock Down: Why are there blast doors in Library Island?
  • Look What I Can Do Now: Negi pulls out no less than five new techniques as trump cards during his fight with Rakan. Trump card number 3 was basically an upgrade to trump card number 2, and trump card number 4 wasn't even used except to trick Rakan into helping Negi set up for trump card number 5. Kotaro also demonstrates a brand new form and a few new techniques during that fight.
  • Lost in Translation: The official Del Rey English release removed foreshadowing for jokes and innuendo in several places, and made it so Negi was at the bottom of his class instead of the top, among other things. The Omnibus re-releases fixed this.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: Cosmo Entelecheia, apparently.
  • Love Chart: Lampshaded twice by Chamo.
    • There is also this chart, which has to leave some things out.
  • Love Dodecahedron: Chamo describes it as something of a web
  • Love Is in the Air: When Asuna force-feeds Negi his own love potion; particularly notable in Negima!
  • Love Potion: See above. Also, the love chocolates which Asuna mistook for just plain chocolate that caused her to become infatuated with Negi for a whole day, though it's specifically pointed out that magic isn't supposed to work on Asuna, making it questionable how much effect they had.
  • Lover Tug-of-War: Having a battle harem will cause this to happen at one point.
  • Love Triangle: Lampshaded when Nodoka looks in her artifact for clues to resolve the situation.

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Tropes J-L