Hey, look! I'm actually making my Troper page! After like, over a year!
Anyways, in all seriousness, a long-time fan of mecha, be they Super Robots
, or some kind of normal-sized mechanical animal
, along with some Magical Girl
shows and the series that helped inspire Sailor Moon
. The name comes from the interesting villain in Saint Seiya
, Alioth Epsilon Fenrir. The cool visor thing
he had, no matter how useless it was, was still pretty cool... and made mention a lot in the particularly long and formulaic
Saint Seiya fic I wrote fraught with Character Derailment
After that that, I've sorta found my niche, working on a particular original fiction trilogy with sidestories that was greatly inspired by Sailor Nothing
along with a very long, but high-quality Sailor Moon
story titled Absence
. The fact that the latter shipped Rei and Usagi
didn't hurt at all.
I initially found out about this place one lazy day in high school when stumbling on the Load-Bearing Boss
page... can't remember the details why. Has since kicked around ideas on the YKTTW
with all save one floundering, created the B't X page and contributed to many others.
Pages this troper is responsible for creating:
- B't X (Believes he's been the only person that actually has seen this series... although has since been proven wrong)
- Scarf of Asskicking (Although much help otherwise has gone into making it and I owe them thanks)
- Soul Taker (It's a shame that that crappy Western movie got an entry here first)
- The Typical Gundam SEED Destiny (We should laugh at the stupid parts of Gundam SEED Destiny, not have flame wars over them. This'll help)
Has helped seriously embellish:
- Gaiking due to watching the 2005 series
- Orguss happened to get interested in watching it, but then felt tremendous rage at the dning
- Zeorymer because the story sucks and people need to know the truth
- GundamX again, got interested, watched it, loved it, and spreading the word
I also do a lot of writing
, although I have more than a healthy portion of old shames
I'd rather fade away. But I'll probably never take them down.
Anyways, parts one and two, Matei Mizuki
and Ai no Saori
, along with sidestories Maoh Soma
and Jigoku no Keston
are completed, with the final story Shin Minako
nearing the halfway point. Admittedly, the series does start with many aspects similar to Sailor Nothing
, it grows into something entirely different.
Tropes Associated in my current works:
- Action Girl: Pretty much all the female protagonists in some way or another. Currently the only Action Guys though are Keston, Fudoh, Johan, and Ikki.
- And Now For Something Completely Different: there are exactly two characters in Ai no Saori that appeared prior in the entire series. Everyone else is brand new.
- An Axe to Grind: Saori's weapon of choice and due to her mental stability...
- Axe Crazy: Saori hits this point in the end, when Megami's converted everyone else to her side and she flies into a fit of rage.
- Beta Couple: Soma and Hokuko
- Big Bad: Three of them. All of them with a plot twist. Matei Mizuki's Big Bad is the leader of the Shiko, Matei Syn is actually fighting against them, and the REAL Big Bad is Loretta Brauner, the physical embodiment of Destiny. Ai no Saori's Big Bad is Megami Sato who turns out to be Midori Ai, the older sister to Anser's human counterpart. Shin Minako's is Mio Yui.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: Keston's with his Powered Armor is a Type 1.
- Blade on a Stick: The weapon of choice for a great many people, including Syn, Shot, and Atha.
- Blind Without 'Em: Averted with Akane and Saori. Then Saori fights Kai-Gara and really does become blind without them
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Saori, Shot, and Kerrigan. Played with since Saori and Shot actually dye their hair blonde and red respectively, and have the opposite colored hair.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Saori starts as one of these in her story. We find out a little less than a third of the way through why she is the way she is.
- Calling Your Attacks: Lampshaded very early on when Minako asks Mizuki about it. Mizuki justifies it with equating the name-calling to be like a Kiai.
- Cool Sword: The Kusanagi blade. Doubles as a BFS in Horoki's hands.
- Cute Shotaro Boy: Anser in Ai no Saori.
- Dark Is Not Evil: A very, very big one. However, sometimes inverted. Similarly...
- Light Is Not Good: Some beings of light are good, some are bad. It's not called the "Dichotomy" series for nothing.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Time and time again. Horoki, Asuka, and Akane defeat Matei Jun, admittedly only because she threw the fight but they still destroyed a substitute body of hers. Mizuki kills Destiny, driving it to the point its body can't live, it doesn't think it can live, and it doesn't even feel it has the right to live. Saori overwhelms and eventually kills someone who could simply "lock" her existence in place so she shouldn't be able to be harmed at all.
- Evil Gives You Wings: The stronger villains occasionally spread open their wings. May or may not get ripped off.
- Face-Heel Turn: Shot at the start of Shin Minako. Atha seems to do this in chapter 8, but she was just trying to get a swing at Seito.
- Girls Love: Mizuki and Minako are the first Official Couple of the series
- Gratuitous Japanese: Usually when Calling Your Attacks. Parts of the cast of Ai no Saori don't bother with this. The fact the titles are in Japanese is also an instance.
- Heel-Face Turn: Quite a few. Natassia/Genbu in the penultimate chapter of Matei Mizuki, Iris/Ayame in Ai no Saori, and Shot after working for Mio in Shin Minako.
- Load-Bearing Boss: an important plot point and then averted in the Syn's Castle arc. With Syn having not awoken yet, Mizuki, Minako, and Loretta attempted to seal away the power of the Shiko by destroying Syn's castle. The only way that was possible by killing both of its Stewards. Turns out that doesn't work.
- Important Haircut: A few. Asuka after Suzaku kills her family and she starts living with Mizuki, Giselle between Ai no Saori and Shin Minako.
- Improbable Weapon User: Asuka fights with a magatama. Giselle fights with a kendama. Justified trope in both cases, the jewel is the Yasakani Magatama. The kendama was deliberately made to be a killing instrument.
- Katanas Are Just Evil: a rule in the series is that if someone uses a katana, they are a villain. No exceptions.
- Magical Girl: The heroines of Matei Mizuki. The Quirky Miniboss Gang of Ai no Saori.
- Mama Bear: If you don't want a sadistic Saori trying to kill you, do not hurt Anser. A few characters attempt to, all of them die.
- Mighty Glacier: Mizuki Freaking Rajoshin. Taller than some adult Japanese men with a body conditioned by being a miko. Controls the most powerful force in existence when it comes to defense, and it's not too shabby at offense either.
- Name's the Same: This troper had no knowledge of Fate Testarossa when he created Loretta "Fate" Brauner.
- Noble Demon: Most of the demons seen after Mizuki are upright individuals
- No Hugging, No Kissing: In Saori, mainly to focus on other kinds of relationships and love
- Oddly Named Sequel
- Old Shame: So very, very much in the past. Nearly anything prior to Dichotomy, really.
- Our Demons Are Different: So far mainly with Incubi and Succubi, who actually serve as a go-between for couples unable to have children for physical or cultural reasons.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: The Shiko in Mizuki and the five element users in Saori.
- Romantic Runner-Up: Subverted with Soma. He's very close to Minako and they're very good friends, but they mention they actually had gone out dating in the past and they realized they didn't want to sacrifice what they already had and went back to just being friends.
- Samus is a Girl: the thirteenth Candidate is really Soma, a guy. Some people are very surprised by this.
- Screw Destiny: An ideal many of the characters hold and fight for.
- Sinister Scythe: Giselle's kendama can turn into this with a few twists of a dial.
- Shout-Out: Dozens. Mainly to Super Robot and Real Robot series. To name a few, Mazinkaiser, The Big O, a number of Gundam series (including one accidentally!), Banpresto Originals, and so very many to Char Aznable and his Expies.
- Spanner in the Works: the heroes typically end up being these.
- Split Personality: Saori starts with two of these, a very childish one Anser calls "Stupid Blonde Lady" and a super-serious one Anser calls Scary Shiny Glasses Lady. In an aversion...
- Split Personality Merge: this doesn't happen. Saori can stop whenever she wants, and eventually does because she gets tired of it and the stress is too much. she almost takes it up again after she finds out Eri is Kai-Gara.
- Take That: has included a few of these, usually by way of a deconstructing aspects of certain stories or characters.
- There Can Be Only One: Averted when it comes to Syn's Candidates. They don't have to fight each other, but the death of the most worthy of being Syn causes the next most worthy to be marked as her reincarnation.
- The Dragon: So far, Seiryuu/ Yoko in Mizuki and Kai-Gara/ Eri in Saori.
- The Libby: Asuka at first. Different in that she gives a non-romantic version of If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her... to Mizuki relating Minako and means it.
- The Four Gods: The Shiko, the Quirky Miniboss Squad of Matei Mizuki. turns out they're all Asuka's friends.
- The Smurfette Principle: Inverted. In Matei Mizuki there were only two important male characters, Mizuki's grandfather Kouji and Soma. Kouji is usually absent from the story and Soma was a Non-Action Guy. In Ai no Saori, there were a few more male characters who played a more important role to the plot, such as Keston, who is nearing Action Guy status very quickly and will play a large role in the story of Shin Minako.
- You Are The Demons: Mizuki and Minako discover early on that Mizuki is the reincarnation of the Demon Empress Syn, the leader of the enemies they're fighting. Then they discover that there's more potential "Candidates", thirteen in total.
- Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Averted. Although a lot of action takes place at M— University in Mizuki and then at L++ in Saori, there is not much energy or focus put into the sections dealing with school. In both cases, the freaky goings-on eventually cause school to get put on indefinite hold.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Subverted. Basic ideas like controlling the elements can be very dangerous, but it's the more specialized abilities such as those of the villains like Kai-Gara that prove the most dangerous.
- White Haired Prettyboy: Played straight with Amat Sylpherious, averted with Soma.
- Xanatos Sucker: In Mizuki, Minako, ALL of the Candidates except Soma, the Stewards, and the entire freaking world for that matter.