Shana Clone

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Tiny, but tyrannical. Clockwise from top left: 

"Urusai! Urusai! Urusai!!!"note 

The Shana Clone is a character archetype originating in Japanese Light Novels, Manga and their Anime adaptations, begun by the popularity of the character Shana from the Light Novel series Shakugan no Shana.

The Shana Character Archetype includes the following:

Though perhaps not the actual Trope Maker, Shana certainly popularized this specific combination of characteristics and they are becoming an extremely common archetype, especially in Light Novels. This series of characters even had direct shout outs to the original, effectively identifying them as Expies of Shana, but then came some other, indirectly related characters following the formula, resulting in the formation of a whole new archetype rather than a collection of Expies, in much the same way as the Rei Ayanami Expy came to be.

Adding to the archetype are a number of more 'optional' traits which have come to be associated with these characters, some of which did not originate with Shana herself:

  • The character is voiced by Rie Kugimiya, who after voicing Shana in the anime adaptation of Shakugan no Shana went on to voice a series of similar characters, further emphasizing the similarities (five of the seven characters in the page image are voiced by her).
  • The character addresses the Love Interest in some extremely demeaning manner, such as treating him as her property, as being lower than human, or lower in status, even using belittling names like "dog", "slave", or "toy" instead. Shana used to refer Yuuji as a Torch and telling him he was almost nothing, Louise calling Saito a Dog, Taiga calling Ryuuji a Dog, Aria calling Kinji as a Slave and many more examples.
  • The character may be a Big Eater, especially of a certain kind of food, often sweet breads (Shana's was melon bread).
  • The character comes from a wealthy family, justifying her high-and-mighty attitude towards the Love Interest, who is often a 'commoner'. This probably started with Louise.
  • The character may carry some type of weapon, commonly a katana or whip, which she uses to beat the male Love Interest with when he defies her. (Louise actually has a riding crop, which she sometimes uses to whip her familiar/Love Interest, Saito.)
  • The quote provided on the top of the page ("Urusai! Urusai! Urusai!"/"Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!") will often be uttered by these characters.
  • The character has some sort of supernatural ability/is inhuman. Shana is a Flame Haze, Louise is a mage, and Lotte is a succubus, for example.

Compare Rei Ayanami Expy and Char Clone for a similar phenomenon. This trope is a subtrope of both Tiny Tyrannical Girl and Tsundere.


Examples:

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     Trope Namer 
  • The Trope Maker and Trope Namer Shana is the Fiery Redhead Action Girl who created this archetype and made it famous in Shakugan no Shana. The rousing success of her character has since inspired many writers to imitate or outright copy her personality, as seen in the following examples. Kugimiya Point: 1
    • Interestingly, Shana, whose Tsundere nature is justified, softens over time through Character Development, to the point that she is no longer a Tsundere by the end of the series. She is quite open about her feelings towards her Love Interest Yuji, and not all abrasive or disrespectful to him. Even from the start, she rapidly shed many of the attributes enumerated above, some of which were not very strong in the first place. By the end of the first story arc she no longer views or treats Yuji demeaningly (abrasively is a different matter, but even that subsides), and she was very rarely physically abusive, only once striking him in the first season of the anime (outside of her rigorous combat training). She does inflict physical injury in Season 3, because Yuji spends the bulk of the season as Shana's Well-Intentioned Extremist enemy who is not hesitant to strike back. They both still love each other, and both are convinced that they are doing the right thing for the other.

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     Fan Fics 
  • Shinju Miwa from Shining Pretty Cure. She's actually more snarky and less violent than most examples.
  • Sera Himekawa from Pretty Cure Strange Happenings is an interesting variation. She's 5'6" (quite impressive for this archetype) and is a rare Bifauxnen example of this trope, going so far as to wear her school's male uniform. She's also quite busty as Cure Kyuketsu and ONLY as Cure Kyuketsu. As a civilian, she's a washboard like the other examples. Her personality is basically a cross between Shana and Shinju. She also fits several aspects of this, including being a Tsundere toward the drama club's boys (and even using a wooden katana to keep them in line!) and her Cool Car, eating quite a bit of melon bread, and coming from an upper-middle-class family of actors. Oh, and she lets out the Shana clone's typical catchphrase on more than one occasion. In short, Sera could very well be the first Bifauxnen Tsundere Wonder.

    Light Novels 
  • Aria H. Kanzaki of Aria the Scarlet Ammo is essentially Shana with a pair of katanas as well as a pair of guns, coupled with some of Louise' personality traits. She is also sometimes called the "Fifth Tsundere Wonder", after Shana, Louise, Nagi and Taiga. Kugimiya Point: 7
  • Dalian of Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian, although she's probably heavily based off Gosick's Victorique instead of Shana, considering the heavy similarities in the series. She's reserved yet bossy towards Huey, occasionally kicking him, or having him wait on her as if she were the Lady and not he the Lord. She has an outfit almost identical to Victorique's, dark unkempt Rapunzel Hair in her human form and light haired Girlish Pigtails in her Archive form (which unfortunately doesn't seem to have a tsun side). She is also very short, flat-chested and wears tights, though her dress is too long to tell the grade. She also loves sweet breads, which is a major plot point in some episodes.
  • Felli Loss from Chrome Shelled Regios is a rare mix of this with Rei Ayanami Expy. While her powers make her The Stoic, she's a harsh Type A Tsundere with a petite body and Rapunzel Hair who calls the main character names and kicks him every time she gets angry.
  • Fear Kubrick of Cube×Cursed×Curious: Tsundere? Check. Has a Nice Guy Love Interest? Check. Has Rapunzel Hair? Check. Flat-chested? Check. Suffers from A-Cup Angst? She attacks a more well-endowed girl and proclaims her an "enemy of the flat-chested". And that's only the first episode. Still, she's a relatively endearing version. Most of the time.
  • Kotori Itsuka of Date A Live, the foster younger sister of the main character Shido. She fits the archetype quite well, with her sadistic tendencies, Chupa Chups lollipops, Rapunzel Hair, grade S Zettai Ryouiki, and being a literal Fiery Redhead. Shido however doesn't see her as more than a younger sister.
  • Louise de la Valliere of The Familiar of Zero is a short girl with long pink hair as well as a noblewoman and a mage, whose Love Interest, Saito, was summoned from Earth to serve as her familiar. She brutally beats him with a riding crop or a whip and refers to him as "slave" and "commoner", wears Grade A Zettai Ryouiki, and is in competition with several other girls for Saito's heart though she ultimately wins. This is leveled out by showing occasional moments of kindness. Kugimiya Point: 8
  • Victorique de Blois of Gosick has the long blond hair, tights, body-type and is partial to sweets. She's a more reserved Tsundere and is not violent in general, but is nevertheless incredibly bossy and has been known to kick her Love Interest or smack him if he defies her. She's more directly based off Shinku from Rozen Maiden, though.
  • In If Her Flag Breaks, Nanami fulfills this role. Short, young-looking with a complex about her size? Check. Long, blonde hair? Check. Dress/skirt in Joshi Kousei style with Grade-A Zettai Ryouiki? Check. Tsundere? Not as constantly violent as some, but still qualifies. Female lead? Check. Also born into royalty.
  • Mio Isurugi, from the late, lamented MM!, who is only different from most other examples in that she is tied in a Balanced Harem with her main rival, token Nice Girl Yuno (herself a minor Type-B Tsundere), not a clear lead character.
  • Touka Tennouji of Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu sports a small, flat-chested body, wears Grade-S Zettai Ryouiki, ties her white hair onto Girlish Pigtails, and is such a Bad Boss most butlers leave her less than a day into her service alone. Like Shana, however, she also deconstructs the trope: as Yuuto, the only one who actually survived in her servicenote , discovered, her tough personality is but a result of having to live with a family wracked with infighting over inheritances from her late grandfather. And to drive the point home: Kugimiya Point: 9
  • Taiga Aisaka of Toradora! is a deconstruction of the archetype: part of the roots of her short temper, besides issues with her small body, flat chest and childlike appearance, stems from lack of social skills and having to deal with a broken family. Also, her body issues due to her looks are portrayed in a more realistic way (i.e. she uses her temper as a cover for deep-seated insecurities over her lack of height and curves), and she must learn to tone down her aggression to win over her Love Interest, Ryuuji, as well as dealing with her psychological problems, which includes making up with her mother's new family before continuing their relationship. Kugimiya Point: 10
  • Charlotte Belew from Unbreakable Machine Doll counts, despite being of average build and only a mild case of A-Cup Angst. She insults Raishin at just about every opportunity she gets. When he's about to win an argument with her, her responses range from shouting "Shut up!"/"That's not it!"/"Idiot!" to unleashing her Automaton on him. She even outright refuses his help at one point (despite having received his help before when she needed it), to the extent of threatening to kill him if he insisted on helping her. Oh, and she's formerly of the nobility as well.

    Video Games 
  • Iori Minase from The iDOLM@STER franchise, except she's an unusual Type A/B hybrid: Type B to total strangers, Type A to fellow idols, staff members and her handler. Kugimiya Point: 11
  • Mirai from the Nintendo 3DS title Senran Kagura. In the original title, she is a Type A Tsundere antagonist/rival towards the Hanzo Academy and during her rant in 3-05 to Yagyu shouts the iconic "Urusai! Urusai! Urusai!!!". She is playable in later titles such as Senran Kagura Burst and PS Vita's Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus.
  • Airi Ban of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2. A bit less childlike than most, as she's only flat in comparison with the rest of the female cast and is merely mad about still being mistaken for a junior high student when she's only in her first year of high school, but she has the temperament, the Grade A Zettai Ryouiki, and the long red hair to match the original.

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Alternative Title(s): Flat Fearsome Female, Tiny Tyrannical Tsundere

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