Mahou Sensei Negima: Tropes J to L

aka: Tropes J-L
  • Japanese Pronouns
    • Kaede uses the humble and archaic "Sessha" to refer herself.
    • As part of her accent, Konoka uses uchi to refer to herself.
  • Japanese Honorifics: and the respectful suffix "-dono" when she talks to other people. In short, she sounds like she's hundreds of years out of place.
  • 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.
  • Jumped at the Call
    • Nodoka's Pactio was accidental, but her very first thought after discovering Diarium Ejus and seeing Negi in trouble was to use it to help him. Also, after the gang got separated in the Mundus Magicus, she joined up with a band of adventurers and sought two magical items that could give her Diarium Ejus a massive powerup, knowing the time will come when Negi will finally need her help.
    • Haruna, unlike the others, had no reservations in kissing Negi for magic powers. In fact, literally the first time she saw Negi after learning about pactios she jumped him to get her own artifact...unfortunately there wasn't a magic circle drawn on the ground at the time so it only resulted in a confused Negi.
  • 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: Negi is extremely formal to all but his closest and oldest friends.
  • Ki Attacks: Ki is in some ways the opposite of magic in that you create your own energy instead of pulling it in from the air around you. It can apparently be used in the same ways, though. Ku Fei starts the series as a peak martial artist, but before long begins using ki attacks. She lags behind the rest of the group, most of whom already used ki or magic.
  • 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.
  • Kill Sat: Al-Iskandariya's, part of Chachamaru's artifact, is a massive satellite in orbit that can fire giant magical beams. Also, it's shaped like a kitty.
  • Kimodameshi
  • Kissing Discretion Shot: When Nagi and Arika kiss in chapter 269.
  • Kissing Under the Influence: Due to a wish that Nodoka makes under the World Tree, Negi becomes magically compelled to attempt to kiss her. Asuna eventually intercepts him and nearly passes out due to how long it takes.
  • Lady and Knight: Konoka and Setsuna.
  • 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
  • Last Name Basis: For some reason, Asakura seems to be pretty much the only member for the class still referred to by her last name more often than her first.
  • 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.
  • Let's Get Dangerous
    • Chisame's artifact is normally incredibly situational but during the magic world arc she hacks into Kurt Godel's security and completely trashes the system, shattering his illusions. Near the end of the manga she one ups herself by hijacking Al-Iskandaria at firing the Kill Sat.
    • When Dynamis attacks her group and erases Craig and Aisha Nodoka uses the opportunity to catch him unaware, steal his key and teleport to safety. She can't fight back, but she doesn't really need to.
    Nodoka: "You made the mistake... of thinking of me as a mere powerless girl, Mr. Mage... WHAT IS YOUR NAME?!"
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: After the "Kissing Terminator" incident with Negi, Asuna demands that nobody ever mention it again.
  • Lighthearted Rematch: Due to Kotaro's love for fighting, post Kyoto arc he and Negi seem to squabble and fight a lot of fun to prove which is stronger. Negi initially doesn't care, but later he grows to enjoy such rematches.
  • Lightning Glare
  • Like Brother and Sister: Kotaro views Natsumi as a sister, though for her part she's crushing on him.
  • Lingerie Scene: During the pre fight between Asuna and Setsuna, they begin dressing themselves without paying attention and end up wearing some quite revealing undergarments.
  • Live-Action Adaptation
  • Living Shadow: Zazie's 'friends'.
  • Liz Lemon Job: Chisame's job is to Bright Slap Negi every time he does or considers doing something profoundly stupid. She's even better at it than Asuna, which is good since Negi and Asuna were separated for most of the Magic World.
  • 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: Chamo can apparently produce love charts with some weird magic and isn't even aware of what will be on them until he looks himself.
    • 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