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Roleplay: Yukari Is Free
Yukari is Free is an interactive role-playing story set more or less in the Azumanga Daioh universe, with multiple crossovers to whatever the players happen to be interested in at the time thrown in as well. It is currently in Season 4.

Season 1- The first season began with Yukari Tanizaki suddenly deciding to kill her class, and their attempts to stop her/escape. The story then moved into the afterlife, as one by one the students either fell victim to her or to their own stupidity, and they began trying to find a way to return to Earth before it came time for their souls to be judged and assigned to an eternity in either Heaven or Hell.

Season 2- After successfully returning to Earth with no memories of the afterlife, the group faces an evil alternate dimension version of Chiyo-chan followed by a nation-wide zombie apocalypse. Tomo's sister Torako joins the cast, Kaorin becomes an antagonist when Sakaki rejects her to be with Kagura, and Torako and Tardboy accidentally become porn stars after a video conference system films them having sex and broadcasts it all over Japan. After a series of close calls, which included the collapse of Japanese society, they are finally able to reach safety and are evacuated to Hawaii.

Season 2.5- A Breather Episode, with the cast now living in Hawaii. Torako and Tardboy are trying to get used to being celebrities, and Tomo and Yomi are trying to film a porno of their own to get a piece of the action. Meanwhile a remnant of the evil Chiyo awakens and begins exerting control, Asagi begins trying to force Tomo into being her submissive sex partner like her sister was before her, Kagura becomes a celebrity in her own right, and Nyamo reveals that she is pregnant after drunkenly having sex with Kagura's father in Season 2. The season comes to an abrupt end when Tardboy is kidnapped, and Torako is shot and nearly killed trying to protect him.

Season 3- The longest yet. Things are kicked off when Kagura is kidnapped by the same group who took Tardboy, leading the group back to Japan to rescue them both. Once there they encounter post-apocalyptic mech gangs, communist terrorist organizations, missing friends and family members, evil robot scientists, and the United States military, not to mention the big bad villain of them all: a nefarious clone-spawning pornography company straight out of Hell. The season finally ends with the cessation of hostilities between the United States and Japan, and much of the cast's evacuation (or return, in some cases) to Hawaii.

Season 3.5- Another breather episode, with much of the cast either getting into wacky hijinks or just trying to relax after the insanity of the last season.

Season 4- Just started, and expected to deal with the cast fighting off an Alien Invasion.

Not to be confused with Yukari Yakumo is free. Is Canceled.

This confusing trainwreck contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Ace Pilot: A fairly good percentage of the main cast.
    • Torako, Tomo, Tsuruko, Kagura, and most other mech pilots mainly fall under the Steamroller type.
    • Sergeant Greene seems to mostly be a Bushwhacker with dashes of Sniper and Plugger mixed in as well.
    • Female Gang Member is a mixture of Steamroller and Plugger.
  • Action Girl: Also too many to list... a number of Social Disaster's female characters fall under this trope.
    "If YiF were a sci-fi series he'd be Ron Moore."
  • Action Girlfriend: Torako is this to Tardboy, and Sergeant Greene is apparently on her way to becoming one to Koiwai.
  • Airborne Aircraft Carrier: Crazy Julio is an airship controlled by the brain of the illegal arms dealer who stole it. Kagura's ship, the Dai Kagurren, is capable of flight as well.
  • Aliens Are Bastards: Season 4 is expected to fall under this.
  • Aliens Speaking English: Mark can speak any language with impeccable fluency.
  • Alphabet News Network: "Otaku News Network," apparently the only news station to survive the near-total collapse of Japanese society between Seasons 2 and 3. Home of a Hot-Blooded screaming weatherman and the ubiquitous Catgirl News Anchor.
  • Anachronism Stew: The story is explicitly set in 2010, yet many examples of extremely advanced technology such as giant war mechs (individual personalities optional), giant airships, invisibility cloaks, and Deflector Shields are all apparently commonplace enough not to warrant too much of a reaction. No effort whatsoever is made to explain or justify this.
  • And I Must Scream: Combined with Body Horror in the first season when the girls are told that, if sent to Hell, they will be compressed into human bricks and used as building materials, spending the rest of eternity fully conscious and in constant agony.
  • Appropriated Appellation: Torako and Kagura were given their stage names by an evil porn company that had distributed DVDs of them in...compromising situations.
  • Artistic License Biology: Combined with Insane Troll Logic when Tomo insists that since she and Torako are twins, that means they're essentially clones, and therefore any sexual contact between them is only masturbation, and not incest. Yeah.
    • Also, Gang Member 122 and Miura both seem to think that alligators are lizards.
  • Artistic License Geography: When Sergeant Greene mentions being from Iowa, Kyoto mimics a banjo in reference to the Deep South.
  • Ascended Extra: A great many characters originally introduced as background filler, including Gendo Yamane, Tetsuo Matsuoka, Chie Togusa, Ai Tanagawa, Shinji Ryougi, Ran and Rei Kakizaki, and nearly every other gang member to appear after the third season.
  • Attempted Rape: Kyoto's first appearance has him trying to have some fun with Osaka. Because she was injured in the first place anyway he very nearly got away with this...Until Yukari distracted him. With her fist.
  • Awesome McCoolname: According to the Shenanigoats threads, Tardboy and Torako name their daughter Chainsaw.
  • Ax-Crazy: Stay away from Yukari. Seriously.
  • Back for the Dead: Haru at the start of Season 3.5, reintroduced for the sole purpose of being vaporized. Her companion Karii apparently got it even worse.
  • Bad Ass: While many characters certainly qualify Torako takes it over the top, annihilating hordes of ravenous zombies using only her bare hands in Season 2 and single-handedly taking on entire mech gangs in Season 3.
  • Badass Family: The Takinos are all absurdly naturally talented mech pilots, with the exception of the father Tsuguhiko.
  • Berserk Button: Elesia and Sasuke are very protective of Rei. Hurt or threaten her at your own risk.
  • Bi the Way: The Takino sisters, Sakaki, Matsuda, Chihiro, and Asagi are all bisexual, and Rachel and Kaorin may be as well. While Tomo and Asagi could definitely be called depraved, it has very little to do with their sexuality.
  • Big Damn Heroes: The RED Pyro gets one when he saves Fuuka from the BLU Spy.
  • Black Comedy Rape: Tomo and Yomi ganging up on Torako.
  • Blinding Bangs: Ran Kakizaki/Gang Member 114 wears her hair like this because her eyes are extremely light-sensitive. Her little sister Rei/115 has them on occasion too.
  • Blood Is the New Black: Since Torako's preferred method of dealing with zombies in Season 2 was ripping them apart with her bare hands, pretty much every major fight scene invariably ended with her covered in blood. How she managed to avoid becoming infected with the zombie virus herself is anyone's guess.
    • See also Season 3, when Shimauu got Sergeant Greene's blood all over herself.
  • A Boy and His X: Chiyosuke and his robot pal Floaty, especially after she betrayed GLaDOS and saved everyone. Too bad he went too far and accidentally destroyed her when she went rogue again... while carrying Toaster's program.
    • Though not a boy, Shimauu and Six could qualify as well.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Occasionally. Mainly by Wallaby and Asagi.
  • Break the Cutie: Kagura in most of Season 2 and up until her resurrection in Season 3. Many of the gang members could also qualify, given what they'd survived.
    • Notable mentions include Ran, Rei, and Kanako..
  • The Cameo: David Bowie makes a brief appearance as a zombie early in the second season...before being run over by Yukari.
  • Canon Discontinuity: Shin-Chiyo's rampage across North America, resulting in widespread destruction across the central United States and the separation of Florida from the rest of the landmass. (At which point it drifts off into the ocean.)
  • Can't Stand Them, Can't Live Without Them: Sums up Yanda's feelings for Asagi.
  • Cat Girl: Two of them: the Catgirl News Anchor is just an anchorwoman wearing fake cat ears, while Hula Hoop is a Feline-Human Hybrid created by a Mad Scientist via splicing the DNA of his daughter and his cat.
  • The Chew Toy: Kagura in Season 2 and up until her death and resurrection in Season 3; Fuuka, Shimauu, and Sergeant Greene played the role for the remainder of the season.
    • Also any character played by Crimson Assassin. See for example Tsuguhiko Takino who has, in no particular order: been exposed to the fact that his daughters are bisexual and incestuous with each other, blinded but could hear, deafened but could see, became a paraplegic amputee after falling through the staircase of an abandoned high school, thought his daughter had been blown to bits, one could go on and on...
    • Season 3.5 doesn't seem to have a designated Chew Toy yet, though Padudu and Shimauu seem to have a pretty good shot at the position.
    • Shinji Ryougi would probably count, if it weren't for the fact that he willingly and more often than not knowingly jumps into bad situations.
  • Child Prodigy: Chiyo-chan.
    • Chiyosuke used to be this, but too much time around his new foster family seems to have whittled his mind away, replacing his smarts with wonderful memories of Kagura and Sakaki in bathing suits.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Anyone remember Yomicron?
    • See also the mercenaries who were after Torako.
    • And Mayaa. Lampshaded in the filename of his first appearance in Season 3.5.
    • BLU Pyro as well.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Torako, Ai, Mark, and many others all fully endorse the use of cheating and dirty tricks in order to win a fight.
  • Contrived Coincidence: All the freaking time, and usually lampshaded to Hell and back when they occur. Examples include Tsuruko just happening to get assigned as Koiwai's roommate on a military base before being sent of a mission that just happens to lead to her running into the main cast, and the test subject that Chie rescues from the Undisclosed Location just happening to be Yomi's mother.
  • Cool Big Sis: Kagura to Chiyosuke, Sergeant Greene to Shimauu.
  • Cool Starship: Mark's Warbler.
  • Covert Pervert: Sakaki has quite the dirty mind.
    • Ran Kakizaki was a chronic masturbator who according to the discussion threads liked getting off in public bathrooms, and Amber Greene apparently knows Kagura, Sakaki, and Torako from downloading (and...ahem...enjoying) their sex tapes.
  • Crapsack World: Japan in Season 3.
  • Crossover Cosmology: The Mizuhara Shrine of Jesus Christ and Buddha, which incorporates elements of Christianity and Buddhism.
  • Cupid Hates Odd Couples: Kokoro has a crush on Mark, which develops after he breaks up with Fuuka. When she sees just how much he still loves Fuuka, she plays a pivotal role in reuniting them.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Torako's first encounter with the Yotsuba Gang, and again when the Yanda Gang tried to capture Kagura to turn her over to the Big Bad.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: 2nd, although she is able to manipulate physical objects.
  • Don't Split Us Up: In Season 2 at the outbreak of the zombie apocalypse, Tomo led her friends on a daring mission across town to rescue Torako at her school. Unfortunately Torako had the same idea, and was long gone by the time they got there.
  • Downer Ending: Part seven of the third season ended with Sakaki returning to patch things up with Kagura, only to find out she'd been killed in the big rescue mission.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: After Passerby left, his unpopular characters Sakakuro, Kyoto, and Moto were all unceremoniously killed off-screen.
    • See also the fates of Haru and Karii (along with much of Alaska) at the start of Season 3.5.
  • Drugs Are Bad: Some of the cast members, like Pyro and Heavy, have freaked out and wrecked the place because they got high. This could be attributed to the fact that Matsuda's home-grown pot is so strong that ingesting enough of it causes the hallucinations to become real. In the words of Imaginary Billy Mays, "the pot so strong, it makes other people hallucinate!"
    • Matsuda's the biggest exception to this. Normally insecure and snarky, Matsuda turns into a more friendly and mellow person after she's had a puff or two.
    • Inverted by most of the other cast members however, as several including Kagura, Torako, Moto, Tardboy, Ryougi, and Ai seem to enjoy recreational drug use on a regular basis without any negative side effects whatsoever.
  • Eagle Land: Ena is thrown for a loop when Sergeant Greene and Captain Mencia are not walking textbook examples of this trope.
    • However, most of the American soldiers do still fit this trope, especially RED Team's Soldier.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Gang Member 37 hates being called "Ai-chan." She herself tries to invoke this trope by repeatedly calling Sergeant Greene "Twinkie," but it never seems to get the reaction she's hoping for.
  • Everybody Has Lots of Sex, except for Yotsuba, and unfortunately Osaka....and Chiyosuke, Ena, Miura, Elesia, Kokoro, Shimauu, Rinko, Rei...
  • Evil Twin: Shin Chiyo, Fake Yomi and Doppelkeeper.
  • Expospeak Gag: GLaDOS refers to everything in the most complicated way possible.
  • Expy: Inevitable, considering many of the characters are represented by images from various anime and manga (And in some cases will have traits or abilities inspired by their origin).
  • Extreme Doormat: Ran Kakizaki normally wouldn't hurt a fly and seemed incapable of speaking above a whisper, let alone raising her voice in anger. This only made it all the more disturbing when she threatened to straight-up murder Member 92 if he ever came near her or her sister again.
  • Fanservice: Cha-ching!
  • Fat Girl: Fuuka, by the start of Season 3.5.
  • Fell Off the Back of a Truck: Used by Tetsuo to explain how the Yostuba Gang got their fleet of Humongous Mecha in Season 3.
  • Flat "What.": Rachel lets out a good one of these when That Kid casually surfaces from and exits a, ahem, soiled pool... a good ten minutes after everyone else had left.
  • Foot Popping: When Torako finally rescued Tardboy and freed him, the two share this moment. Tardboy was the one lifting his leg.
  • Former Teen Rebel: A major source of the drama between Tsuruko and her daughter Torako is the former's fear that the latter has been following in her footsteps as a juvenile delinquent.
    • Sergeant Greene was apparently prone to misbehavior during her younger years as well.
  • Funetik Aksent: Crops up somewhat inconsistently when the Japanese characters speak English, usually to illustrate how bad they are at it. Also played up for maximum absurdity with the Russians' ridiculous accents in Shenanigoats.
    Olga Dykinsky: Beesidess, eef you shoot me end mek me repawn een Roossia you are oonly doink what SoDa woonts, becoos he ees ti-ehred off typink out my seelly fake Roossian eccent.
  • Genre Savvy: Not that it does them much good.
    • Played with when characters know doing something is stupid, explicitly comment on it being stupid, and then do it anyway.
  • Good People Have Good Sex
  • Grand Theft Prototype: Kagura stole her mech out of the hangar of the Big Bad's walking battleship, and later the heroes take it up a notch by stealing the ship itself.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: During her introduction in Season 2, Torako ripped off a zombie's arm and used it to beat its master so badly that his arm fell off
  • The Gunslinger: Almost everyone uses a gun at some point, but Ena's proficiency with firearms is disturbing.
  • Happily Married: Tsuguhiko and Tsuruko Takino.
  • Haunted Technology: Toaster "talks" to people using toast.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Chie Togusa/Female Gang Member is a government agent originally assigned to bring down the Yotsuba Gang from within, but she switched sides after bonding with its members and falling in love with the second in command. Of course, her employers suddenly deciding to kill her certainly made the decision easier as well...
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Gang Members 1 and 2 have been implied to be this.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Among other things, Tardboy's mother used to lock him in a cage in the basement and made him wear a leash at parent-teacher meetings.
    • Kokoro's adoptive parents never gave her a birthday, despite sounding fairly loving otherwise.
  • Humongous Mecha: Where the heck did they all come from, anyway?
  • I Call It "Vera": The American mech pilots name their Arm Slaves.
    • Somewhat justified in that the more advanced models are equipped with sophisticated AIs, and at least some of the pilots treat them more like partners and copilots than war machines.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: For most of the cast, no one wanted to be caught up in the affairs of demons, the undead, furries, aliens, and evil corporations and corrupt governments, but too bad Yukari had to light the figurative powder keg.
  • I Sound Like A Retard In English: Despite living in the United States for four months between Season 2.5 and Season 3, only a handful of the Japanese portion of the cast can string together a decent sentence in English, let alone carry on a conversation. Especially shameful considering that they were learning it as a second language in school before everything went to hell.
    • They seem to have improved by Season 3.5, though.
  • The Immodest Orgasm: This seems to be the default setting for the majority of sexually active females in the cast.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Tsuruko does this to Lady Kimura.
    • Floaty could qualify after getting drilled through by Chiyosuke.
  • Innocent Innuendo: When Jumbo overheard Fuuka and Shimauu trying to force a futon into a laundry machine, he immediately assumed they were having kinky lesbian sex.
  • Insane Equals Violent: Based on some of her comments and behavior, it sometimes seems as though Ena is just one poorly worded comment away from a psychotic shooting spree.
    • Rei and Kokoro, however, are more or less harmless under most circumstances.
  • Instant Expert: How can these people be so good at piloting advanced combat mechs with absolutely zero training, anyway?
  • Interspecies Romance: Anyone who gets romantically involved with Mark, since he's from another planet.
  • Jerk Ass: Tomo, Ai Tanagawa, and Ren Tsutenpi all qualify.
    • Fuuka has been having Jerkass tendencies more and more freqently as the story goes on. Mostly around Kokoro.
    • Six seems to place people in two categories: Shimauu, and targets for abuse. And even Shimauu isn't exempt from his jerkass tendencies.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Tomo and many members of the Yotsuba and Yanda Gangs and RED Team.
  • Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk: Again, Ai Tanagawa. She's not a very nice person.
    • Li Wei Yang seems to be giving her a run for her money in the bitch department.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: Risu and Ayumu Kasuga, Kasumi Chiba, and the Greene sisters.
  • Kill 'em All: Yukari's homicidal rampage at the start of Season 1.
  • Knife Nut: Gang Member 122's Knife is one of his prized possessions, this also counts as a Berserk Button for him. As Yukari finds out during their third encounter, and second fight.
  • The Lad-ette: Sergeant Greene and Ai Tanagawa.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Constantly.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Fedt-geszhine called a random space pirate "filth," and then dumped garbage over her head. She then stole the MacGuffin he was there to collect, vomited all over him, and got away after destroying several of his fleet's warships.
  • Last Name Basis: Not even Koiwai's girlfriend or his children (one of whom hasn't been born yet...long story) seem to know what his first name is.
  • Letter Motif: All the Takinos have a name starting with T and ending with O: Tomo, Torako, Tsuguhiko, and Tsuruko.
    • Strangely enough, Kokoro only half fulfills this.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: to the point where certain people involved have been forbidden from trying to introduce any more.
  • Long Lost Sibling: To the point where it's been joked that eventually it will be revealed that everyone is related.
  • Love Triangle: Kaorin, Sakaki, and Kagura in Seasons 2, 2.5, and 3, and Chiyo, Chiyosuke, and Ena in Season 3.5.
    • And also starting in 3.5 both Elesia and Rei have feelings for Sasuke, though in Rei's case she's so sheltered and innocent that she doesn't fully realize it.
  • Made of Explodium: Turtles, apparently.
  • Magical Girl: Padudu would easily qualify. Kokoro seems to be this, as much as she doesn't want to.
  • May-December Romance: Ryusuke is at least twelve years older than Nyamo.
    • Saburo Motani, age 32, and his quasi-girlfriend Yoko Tsumura, age 21, also qualify.
    • And as a particularly creepy example, Yukari's relationship with Kyoto; she's 29, and he was 15.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Tardboy and Torako.
  • Mega Crossover: With Yotsuba&!, Code Geass, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Full Metal Panic!, Touhou, and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, just to name a few.
  • Men Are the Expendable Gender: If only one of a character's parents are revealed to have survived the Zombie Apocalypse, odds are overwhelmingly in favor of it being the mother. With the exception of Ryusuke, fathers seem to survive as a set with their wives or not at all.
  • The Milky Way Is the Only Way: Averted; intergalactic distances seem to pose no problem at all to the most widely-used methods of Faster-Than-Light Travel.
  • The Mole: Floaty tricks the group into trusting it early in season 3. She later kidnaps half the cast for testing at the enrichment center.
  • Mood Whiplash: Yukari is Free is all over the map, constantly switching back and forth from comedy to drama to action to borderline hentai and everything in between, often playing multiple scenes in multiple genres simultaneously.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Kaorin was madly in love with Sakaki, who was in love with Kagura. You can guess what she decided needed to be done.
  • Mushroom Samba: Kagura experienced one of these in Season 2 after having a bad reaction to Vicodin. She was later stabbed by Osaka as she was in the middle of a Vicodin-induced trip.
  • Near Death Experience: Torako at the end of Season 2.5 when she is shot trying to prevent Tardboy's abduction, and in Season 3 Ai is shot defending the Dai Kagurren from BLU Team and Sergeant Greene is shot by Yukari. All come very close to dying, and one even winds up in the afterlife for a few minutes.
    • Kokoro had one when she was gutpunched by Torako for endangering the entire group's lives. She had a brief out of body experience, and then it was never spoken of again.
  • N.G.O. Superpower: The cast could almost be considered one of these, what with their fleet of Humongous Mecha, Airborne Aircraft Carrier, Cool Starship, and the presence of at least one Person of Mass Destruction among their ranks.
  • Nice Guy: Member 2, Koiwai, and Ryusuke Kagura fall under this, and Sergeant Greene could be considered a female example.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Ghostmaster just. can't. die.
  • No Bisexuals: Averted. At one point over half the main female cast was bisexual.
  • No Fourth Wall: Played with in the behind the scenes discussion threads and omake-style "Shenanigoats" threads, in which characters frequently comment on the story or complain about their treatment at the hands of the writers.
  • "Not If They Enjoyed It" Rationalization: Though she wanted no part of it at first, Kagura eventually started to get into it when Nyamo decided to have her way with her. Unfortunately for everyone involved, Sakaki managed to walk in right as she was starting to enjoy it. Hilarity did not ensue.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: The members of the Yotsuba Gang are numbered in the order that they joined up.
  • Obligatory War Crime Scene: An odd example crops up near the end of Season 3, when Sergeant Greene prevents one of these from happening by shooting down Ryougi's suggestion that they simply execute the surrendered JSDF soldiers and instead orders them loaded onto the good guys' Airborne Aircraft Carrier and transported to safety. She is then told upon reuniting with the Army forces that she hadn't been expected to take prisoners, essentially meaning that her superiors wanted her to risk committing a war crime by leaving surrendered POWs to die from exposure to lethally radioactive fallout.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. So far there are two Randalls (with a third apparently to be introduced next season), two Samanthas, and two other characters named Kasumi and Hasumi.
  • Opposites Attract: A few couples are notable opposites of each other. Yanda/Asagi, Torako/Tardboy, and especially Fuuka/Mark to name a few.
  • Our Angels Are Different: At least some of them are apparently just human souls who got "promoted" and are tasked with helping the recently dead adjust to the afterlife. Kagura's mother became one of these, and even wears a t-shirt identifying her as "STAFF."
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Yukari AIMS to become this. By whatever means necessary.
    • Mark accidentally blew up an entire planet.
  • Please Wake Up: Rei's reaction to her sister's death.
  • Plot Armor: At one point in the story, the entire cast went up against several giants with Akimbo Gatling Guns. No one even got seriously hurt.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Tomo is short, loud, hyperactive, and bossy, while her fraternal twin sister Torako is tall, laconic, and submissive.
  • The Pollyanna: Yui Morishita/Gang Member 183 may have lost her entire family and all her friends in a horrifying zombie apocalypse and a devastating earthquake that nearly obliterated Japanese society, but you'd never tell that by looking at her. The reason for her eternal happiness? Brain damage from an untreated head injury she sustained during an Air Force bombing raid.
    • Tsuguhiko keeps this trope up in a slightly more moderate sense, despite everything he finds out about his daughters.
  • Precocious Crush: Yanda seems blissfully unaware of Ena's crush on him.
  • Puny Earthlings: Both played straight with the damn-near-perfect Veluszhi and averted with most other sentient races encountered so far. For example the Mo'e-Mo'e develop much faster than humans and have much more efficient respiratory systems than we do, but that just also makes them more susceptible to certain airborne toxins and gasses and they only live an average of sixty years. That, and they're all under five feet tall. Meanwhile the Dhugarl come from a high-gravity world and as a result are much stronger, faster, and more resilient than we are, but their high metabolisms and inefficient digestive systems mean they tire quickly and need to frequently gorge themselves to avoid starvation. And then there's the Altarians, who for all intents and purposes are human.
  • Random Encounters: Some random bouts of violence the heroes had fought in their adventures included, but won't be limited to, random demons (Season 1), hordes of decrepit non-descript zombies led by an overpowered super zombie and their undead queen (Season 2), an army of crazed furries led by a demonic deity trapped in a Kigurumi costume (Season 2), and random enemy mech patrols (Season 3).
  • Rape as Drama: Nyamo forcing herself on Kagura in Season 3.
  • Reality Warper: 2nd is a minor version, usually.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Ryusuke's marriage proposal to Nyamo.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Daisuke was angry at Ryougi for making him look like a cowardly idiot, so he took the virginity of Ran, who he knew Ryougi had a crush on.
    • According to comments in one of the discussion threads if other things hadn't come up he would have tried to do this again (possibly crossing the Moral Event Horizon in the process), by deflowering Rei as revenge on Ran for...Ryougi getting angry that he had taken advantage of her.
  • Rubber-Forehead Aliens: Several examples. The Mo'e-Mo'e resemble pointy-eared human children, though there are significant anatomical differences below the neckline. The Kran look like adult pointy-eared humans, and are apparently anatomically similar enough for their females to have breasts, and the Dhugarls (with which the Kran share their homeworld and a common ancestor) seem to follow the same general plan with an added dash of Little Bit Beastly.
  • Sacred First Kiss: Shimauu got hers from Asagi. She was not happy, to say the least.
  • Save the Villain: When the JSDF soldiers attacking the Dai Kagurren surrender at the end of Season 3, Sergeant Greene rejects Ryougi's suggestion that they just execute them and instead orders them loaded up and transported to safety rather than leaving them exposed to radioactive fallout from the nuclear warhead they'd just detonated in the upper atmosphere.
  • Second Act Breakup: Fuuka cheats on Mark with Koiwai, and they break up. Later that same day, they get back together.
  • Secret Project Refugee Family: The citizens who didn't get the privilege of being evacuated to Hawaii or another safe place grouped together and created the varied gangs that roam devastated Japan. Associated with the True Companions trope here as well since this also applies to the united alliance of main characters, the alien Mark and his RED Team buddies, and the members of the Yotsuba Gang and Yanda Gang. Once again, one big happy family...
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Most characters once played by Passerby suffered from this at times.
  • Sex Slave: The Boss was planning to turn Tardboy and Kagura into these, essentially forcing them to have sex on camera in order to sell more porn DVDs.
  • Ship Tease
  • Shout-Out: To Achewood, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, and far too many others to list.
  • Sibling Seniority Squabble: A bit of a one-sided example with Tomo and Torako. Tomo is constantly reminding everyone that she is a full four minutes older than Torako, to compensate for the fact that her sister is otherwise taller, more mature, arguably smarter, and can easily trounce her in a fight. Torako just goes along with it, since she doesn't like being at the top of the totem pole anyway.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Again, Tomo and Torako Takino.
    • Roberta and Amber Greene could also apply, as the former is usually very outgoing and friendly while the latter is shy, reserved, and would usually just rather be left alone.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Mark and Fuuka. Kagura and Sakaki can fall into this at times as well, and Tardboy tries to be this with Torako.
  • Sleep Cute: Sasuke and Rei at one point in Season 3.5. Cue Cuteness Proximity-induced Squee from Elesia.
  • Sliding Scale of Gender Inequality: Level 5; sometimes slides towards Level 6.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: Shimauu is nearly gunned down in an alley when she runs into a group of these.
  • Sound Effect Bleep: Despite the countless instances of creative, uncensored obscenities that occur in Yukari is Free, where no topic is seemingly barred (so long as the pictures used are Safe for Work), when Mark began describing things he's seriously considered doing in the past, it was so incredibly obscene that it warranted one of these.
    • The uncensored bit deemed safe enough for human consumption is half a sentence that still contains the words "goddamn" and "fuck."
  • Staying Alive: Barring zombiefication, Yukari has died about 4 times.
    • Osaka has died about twice so far. She was able to return after promising to save Chiyo-chan from her evil counterpart.
    • GLaDOS has been killed on-screen at least twice, but she claims to have been killed far more times than that.
    • Chiyo is now a member of this club, because her soul WAS housed inside a doll while her body was still possessed by The Profound Darkness/Shin Chiyo. She's better now.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Asagi loves this trope.
  • Superheroes Wear Capes: When suited up for combat, Mark wears a cape attached to his armor.
  • Talkative Loon: Kenji.
  • Tempting Fate: At one point in the second season, Tomo was scolded by Torako for declaring that they were perfectly safe and that nothing was going to happen, for precisely this reason. Moments later the military convoy transporting them to safety was attacked by furries and Nyamo was kidnapped.
  • Thinking Out Loud: Virtually all characters written by Passerby were guilty of this, but by far the biggest offenders were Kyoto and Moto.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: "THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU, BITCH!"
  • Too Dumb to Live: Most of the cast fall into this trope at some point or another. Surpisingly, most of them haven't kicked the can yet.
    • Shimauu is a prime example, running away from the safety of a military base to wander aimlessly through a ruined city populated mainly by gangsters, thieves, murderers, and rapists. Alone. In the middle of the night. To find someone who, for all she knew, would just tell her to get lost. Great thinking kid, that couldn't possibly go wrong!
    • Yui Morishita is apparently a very literal example, as she seems to just flat-out forget to eat for days at a time.
    • Jumbo. Oh god, Jumbo. It's hard to decide what's stupider, handing an enemy your loaded gun or informing a Person of Mass Destruction that his girlfriend is a "lesbian whore."
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Don't eat anything Rachel makes, unless you really like mustard.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Rei Kakizaki suffers from this to a degree, in that she has suppressed many of her memories of the zombie apocalypse and can become extremely unpredictable and violent if something happens to make her remember.
    • It has also been suggested in the discussion threads that Shimauu may be repressing memories of that period as well.
  • True Companions: Nearly everyone on the good guys' side is just one big family. A big, perverted, destructive, badass family that can barely go five minutes without fighting amongst themselves.
  • Twin Threesome Fantasy: It's not just a fantasy for Yomi.
    • Nor for Tardboy, though he's not likely to get another chance at it.
  • Twincest: Tomo and Torako, much to most of the cast's disgust, including, very recently, their father's.
  • Turn Coat: After learning that GLaDOS was going to betray her, Floaty switches sides and helps the group escape from the Enrichment Center.
  • Unbroken Vigil: Tomo stayed at Torako's bedside almost the entire time she was in a coma, only leaving to use the toilet or when she was forcibly removed. Though it ended up only being a couple days, she swore that she'd never leave even if Torako didn't wake up for thirty years.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: Yukari does this to Kyoto and herself by possessing a factory
  • Weirdness Magnet: Lampshaded by Chihiro and Shimauu.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Virtually every relationship in Yukari is Free falls under this, possibly the only exception being Sakaki and Kagura's. Ena doesn't see what Fuuka sees in Mark, Miura initially protests Chihiro being with Sakakuro, Jumbo and Koiwai don't understand Yanda's desire for Asagi, Kagura wondered once why Chiyosuke would want Osaka, and some of the Yotsuba Gang Members wondered why Ryougi/Gang Member 122 had crushes on the strange, reclusive Ran (Gang Member 114), and the vulgar, abrasive Ai (Gang Member 37), just to name a few.
  • What Happened To Mommy: At the start of the Zombie Apocalypse Ran and Rei Kakizaki's mother became infected with the zombie virus, killed and partially devoured their father, and then attacked Ran, forcing Rei to beat her brains in with a baseball bat to save her sister.
  • Wrench Wench: Yumi and Haru.
  • Yandere: Chihiro, after hooking up with Sakakuro, before Season 3.5.
    • Kaorin, and her trying to kill Kagura for "stealing Sakaki" from her. Enough said.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: Most of Season 2.
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