Warp That Aesop: Anime and Manga

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  • Shōnen Genre: Idiot Heroes make the best protagonists because any teenage boy and preteen can relate to them. Because teenage boys are stupid, unthinking and in love with themselves for it.
    • Girls Have Cooties. Thus there is nothing they can actually do to advance the plot aside from pining for the protagonist from afar, serving as decorations or healing. Girls who take action are evil bitches and must be dealt with. Either that or they can only be used for Fanservice and comedic domestic abuse.
    • Also don't skimp on the explosions and the phallic symbols such as BFS and BFG. It's not like kids can catch up to the implications of sex.
    • Despite your speech about hard work, your determination to be more powerful and the friends who believed in you to be more stronger, Hard Work Hardly Works... Because you have all the powers to be stronger with nothing.
    • Being a protagonist means your parents are either dead and/or will happily abandon you.
    • Recruiting immature prepubescent children into your military is perfectly acceptable.
    • Anyone other than protagonist and sometimes Deuteragonist will be demoted to the support and/or background characters.
  • Shōjo Genre: Teenage girls are vapid, hormonal, masochistic and only concerned with beauty and relationships. Therefore, don't make them do anything. Just have them getting tangled in their relationships and unable to stir themselves from it. That's all they're good at.
  • Josei: Adult women have nothing to talk about but their periods, and anything related to their roles as wives and mothers.
    • If they're unmarried, maybe they can work and all but they're mainly shallow bitches who are just waiting for Mr Right, much like Bridget Jones. And remember the golden rule: she's Never a Self-Made Woman.
  • Many harem series: The one who loves you the most is the one who physically and verbally abuses you the most.
    • If you are caught in any kind of seemingly indecent situation, you will be punished for it. Regardless on whether or not it was actually your fault.
    • Trips to the the bathroom will usually end with girls seeing you as a pervert.
    • The best relationships to hold are many and shallow - after all, if you can have eight sort-of-girlfriends who constantly provide you with sexy encounters, that's surely better than one actual girlfriend, right? After all, that "accountability" and "serious relationship" nonsense is just for squares who can't work the ladies like you can!
    • The Reverse Harem can only be about a girl being courted gentlemanly by several dudes but no sexual or risqué situations! Why? Don't be silly! Who would want to read a story about some easy skank with no morals, anyway?
    • Marriage promises that have been made as a child, no matter who said promise was made to, must always be honored. Always.
  • Every To Be a Master series ever: Don't set your own goals, let society set them for you before you're even old enough to question it!
  • If you're not badass or you're a flat character, you're useless.
  • Being a Tsundere or a Faux Action Girl makes you a horrible, irredeemable character, but being a jerkass villain who commits the worst atrocities because you have "cool" traits, is perfectly fine.
  • Hentai in general: Everything is out to rape you.
    • But you actually like it.
    • Only if you're female. If you're male you're either the rapist, the guy whose girlfriend cheats on you with the rapist, or so unmanly that the rapist considers you to be close enough.
    • All women are, if not openly then at least subconsciously, perverted sex addicts who will do it with anyone if pressed. No exceptions. Any women who denies this are lying to themselves and will lead boring, unfulfilled lives.
    • Incest and pedophilia are perfectly acceptable so long as both parties truly love each other.
    • A woman's attraction to you depends solely on how good you are in the sack. Looks, personality, and even personal hygiene don't matter at all.
    • Its okay to cheat on your significant other so long as you let him or her join in on the fun once in a while.
  • Boys Love aka Yaoi: Even gays need someone to play the man and someone to play the woman in the relationship.
    • Want to make your pornographic male-on-male love story more relatable to straight women? Just make the bottom a total effeminate wimpy gay stereotype because what woman couldn't relate to that, right?
    • If said Uke is defensive against the Seme's advances/sexual approaches, it's not because he's unwilling, he's just shy. And if he really is resistant but the Seme attempts to take him anyway (he'll eventually enjoy it), it's hot.
    • It's even more romantic/cute if there is a huge age gap between the romantic duo, about ten years or so.
  • The Tsundere-archetype: Treating people like shit is fine so long as you're really attractive, doubly so in regards to your loved one(s). Give 'em hell!
    • Even more so, the weaker partner in the relationship (unfortuately, all too often the female) can get away with this when her partner is powerful enough that she wouldn't stand a chance in a fair fight.
    • Always choose the more violent one because everybody knows there's a thin line between love and hate. That, and all men are secretly masochists.
    • Now if she's a Yandere. Then you're a lucky bastard.
  • Ladies if you must pine for a guy, always go for the perverts (well the nicer ones of course.) Sure, you may not like getting hit on, but that quiet mannered guy who never shows any perverted tendencies whatsoever? He will most likely never touch you at all and at best his feelings for you will be strictly platonic but at worst he will just flat out ignore you.

     A - G 

  • Another: Social ostracism in high school isn't bullying, but a legitimate safety measure. Murder works even better though.
  • Aquarion Evol: Falling in love is wrong, for the Big Bad will come and kill them.
    • And you're supposed to apologize to him since his fiancé reincarnation fell in love with you.
  • Assassination Classroom: Training underage students to kill a unstoppable Humanoid Abomination is the best way to improve their self confidence and academic abilities.
    • World-destroying tentacle monsters and ruthless assassins make excellent teachers.
    • Discrimination and bullying will improve your school's overall test scores.
  • Attack on Titan: It's okay to have genocidal rage as long as it's against the right people.
    • It's okay to turn your son into the very thing that he hates, as long as he can kill them more effectively.
    • Murder is justifiable as long as the victims were very, very evil. And you shouldn't worry about your 9-year old son's mental health if he kills for this reason, because it was the only reasonable thing to do.
    • Let Roaring Rampage of Revenge be your main motivation for your goals; no one is going to call you out on that.
  • Axis Powers Hetalia: Soviet Russia was mean for taking over Eastern Europe. Axis Germany, on the other hand, was a decent and respectful power that only committed minor wrongdoings... such as taking over Eastern Europe.
    • Or, rather, Soviet Russia just wanted some friends. You all will join him someday.
    • All Russian men are over 25cm.
    • Stereotypes are awesome. Never mind if they portray entire countries as being incompetent, cowardly, or idiotic – they're funny, so it's all good, right? Right?
    • It's perfectly okay to have sex with your siblings. And your kids.
    • If you come across a bunch of people with absolutely no free will who can be mind-raped into doing horrible things without being aware of them, you should laugh. What? They're all acting like idiots!
  • Azumanga Daioh: If you desperately want a cat, but house cats really hate you, you should go to a national park and take a critically endangered wild cat home with you.
    • High school girls are insane.
      • High school teachers are even more off-kilter.
    • That creepy paedophile high school teacher who's always coming on to his female students? There's nothing wrong with him at all, he's just good for a laugh! So don't report him to the authorities or anything, because there's no way vanything bad could possibly come of allowing this man to continue to teach underage girls.
  • Baccano!: Organized crime is awesome.
    • Even disorganized can pay. Pointless arson can make you immortal!
  • Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu: Even if a girl orders you around all the time and almost kills you daily if you even look at another girl, it's totally okay if she's hot or shy occasionally, and your friends will enable her and try to trap you in a marriage with her.
    • Leaving during the middle of a test regardless if it is an emergency equals failure.
    • Don't try to pull a I Want My Beloved to Be Happy scheme by helping that cute smart girl get ahead to a class that is more suitable for her. In which she tries to deliberately fail said test so she can stay with your failure class and everyone will treat you like an idiot for it.
  • Basilisk: If you happen to be born as a ninja, your whole life is already totally fucked. Have a nice death.
    • Once you become aware of the bigger picture that everyone you've ever known and loved was senselessly sacrificed for, the only option you have is to senselessly sacrifice yourself as well.
  • Berserk: Did thousands of innocent civilians just die because you killed the person protecting them from a horde of demons immune to normal weapons? It's not your fault, they were just too weak-willed to survive anyways!
  • Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian: If a situation has nothing to do with you and you posses the power to resolve said situation, don't even bother. Everything will work itself out.
  • B Gata H Kei: That cute impressionable teenage girl who claims she will easily have sex with over 100 guys? Eh don't worry about her, her promiscuous personality is just nothing but talk anyway so don't take it too seriously.
    • Are there Teenagers who want sex even if they are too young? Don't worry about it Teens are way too stupid to actually do anything about it.
  • Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!: Love Redeems. Love, in fact, redeems so hard it can turn a Yandere into a fluffy love interest.
  • Black Lagoon: Women are insane.
    • Nice Guys suck. If you want to get out alive you have to be just as nasty as the people around you.
    • Having a Dark and Troubled Past means that you can go around killing people. In fact, it makes you all the more heroic.
    • If you are in a place with a bunch of murderous criminals, always hang out with the ones who are are miserable about their past because they are less likely to kill you. If you find a murderous criminal who is openly happy about their murderous past, RUN!
    • Go ahead, keep hanging out with that gang of murderous criminals you've befriended. Sure, you will end up having your life threatened on a regular basis, and you will be increasingly depressed about how immoral the people you work with can be. But under no circumstances should you ever try to go back to an honest life even if your comrades have offered you the chance to. I mean, it's still better than living the life of a Japanese salaryman right?
  • Black★Rock Shooter: The best way to solve the emotional problems of others is to have your darker persona murder them.
  • Bleach: You know that sweet-natured girl who recently developed special powers the Big Bad is sure to take an interest in for purposes of reactivating the long-dormant Artifact of Doom? Well, whatever you do, don't sit her down and explain the situation to her, don't take any kind of measures to ensure her safety, and most certainly don't even bother to keep track of her whereabouts or status. We're sure it'll all work out just fine in the end...
    • Yeah, and when that girl disappears let's immediately assume she's joined the enemy.
    • Also, it's perfectly okay to die because said girl will just bring you back to life.
    • You know that execution order you allegedly received from those 46 big-wigs you practically never get to meet with in person? Yeah, just go ahead and carry it out without so much as getting confirmation or authentication on it. After all, what are the odds that some scoundrel and his co-conspirators could be playing you for fools.
    • It's okay to stand there and do nothing while your comrades are unintentionally ganging up on a fellow ally.
    • It's perfectly normal to wake up and see major portions of your city destroyed by a car accident. DO NOT QUESTION IT!
    • Getting stabbed in the chest makes you stronger.
    • It's okay for EVERYBODY to put their faith in a 15-year-old.
    • It's perfectly reasonable for your society to be run by a group of 46 people whose authority can never be questioned no matter how incredibly bad their judgement frequently turns out to be. Also, a senile old fool is just the person you want to be the supreme commander of your society's military.
    • Silence woman! Sit back, Stay in the Kitchen, and watch me rescue you whether you want me to or not.
    • If violence isn't solving all your problems, you simply aren't using enough of it.
    • What, a woman is a Master Swordsman?! Foolish woman, know your place, for you are not the strongest. You're just a stepping stone.
  • Blood-C: Don't even bother trying to protect the people you love. You will fail and they will die horribly.
  • Blue Gender: Through the use of sustainable technology and orbital biodomes, one can preserve our planet's integrity even when humanity's energy and resource requirements begin to exceed the planet's ability to fulfil them. note 
  • Boku No Hero Academia: It is okay to give unstable and extremely dangerous powers that are currentley killing you to a young child just because his reckless courage inspired you.
  • Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai: Hey, wanna make friends? Well, the best way to do that it form a club and then manipulate and abuse every member frequently. Bonus points if a handful happen to have egos for you to go out of your way to bruise by humiliating them at every given opportunity. No one will ever call you out on it. Even better if one of them happens to be a child.
  • The Borrower Arrietty: Trying to open up and connect with other people will only scare them away at best, leave you vulnerable to being hurt at worst, and is ultimately futile as we all end up alone in the end, anyway. Which is probably for the best.
  • Cat Soup: Never poop. When you poop, weird and possibly symbolic stuff will occur.
    • It's okay to eat your friends, just so long as you share with them.
  • Chis Sweet Home: Screw landlords and their dumb rules - everyone should have the right to keep a cute kitten at home!
  • Anime/Chobits: Loving a robot is fine, as long as she's cute, stupid, domicile and completely dependent on you.
    • By extension, your true love should be a girl/robot with those qualities.
  • A Certain Magical Index: Every problem is solvable by a punch to the face.
    • Specifically, nuns and priests should be fed a knuckle-sandwich regularly to keep away their innate evilness.
    • Plus, beating up women makes them love you.
    • Science is bad. Religion is worse!
  • Code Geass: Only by abandoning all morality and honor can evil be defeated.
    • The Japanese nationalists are right about gaijin. East Asia can only count on each other, as the rest of the world is either unimportant or evil.
      • But they still need to be led by Westerners as they are too weak and useless to stand up.
    • Women are useless, only able to be an extension of the man, and will only cause trouble if given a free opinion.
      • Alternate Interpretation: All women secretly desire to be June Cleaver. Any woman who tries to act strong or independent is just putting on airs and needs to find a man and learn to embrace her inner housewife before she gets hurt.
    • Democracy will cause you to elect someone incompetent like Ohgi.
      • Speaking of Ohgi, it's perfectly okay to get ahead by turning on someone.
      • Also speaking of Ohgi, someone who betrayed you, tried to kill you, and who influenced you to betray your leader is a great wife.
    • If you have deep, personal problems with others, do not talk it out. Instead, continue your morally ambiguous plan unheeded while occasionally angsting about it.
    • If your parents aren't misguided and deeply scarred from the upbringing they tried to shelter you from, they're monsters who abandoned you and you should punish the rest of the world for it.
      • Your siblings want to take everything you've worked for. But that's ok, they're too spineless to actually do it if it's too dangerous.
    • It is perfectly OK to enslave or kill millions, hold world leaders hostage and brainwash anyone with the power to stop you for the sake of world peace.
    • Only those with Royal Blood can affect real change in the world.
    • Hate will save the world.
    • The U.N. should be run by 15-year-old girls with ties to revolutionary groups that have questionable records in adhering to international laws.
    • The best way to make a better world for your dear sister is to have the world view you, the brother she loves and respects most of all, as evil.
    • To keep those close to you safe and out of danger you must become a total Jerk Ass.
    • It doesn't matter how many war crimes you commit, or innocent lives you directly or indirectly took. If your Morality Pet little sister is killed with her reputation in tatters, you are automatically absolved of any and all responsibility for your past evil misdeeds.
    • You can't hope to change the system from within because the ruling class is made up of a) racist, evil assholes or b) naïve idiots. The only way to change the world for the better is to become a terrorist. Having giant robots and superpowers helps too.
    • When all is going according to plan do not comment on it because the universe loves proving you wrong.
    • If someone has sworn to protect you and your family, it doesn't matter if you start a war against their country, ruin their career, indirectly get them turned into a cyborg, and try to kill them multiple times. Everything will be forgiven the moment you reveal who you really are.
    • The best way to show your devotion to sweet, pacifist girls, is to start a bloodbath and pretend you did it for them (at least three girls get this treatment: Nunnally and Shirley for Lelouch, Euphie for Suzaku).
    • No matter how much of a jealous Yandere you've proven yourself to be, no matter how much you hurt someone by murdering their Love Interest in cold blood, you will always be forgiven in your dying moments by the person you hurt the most.
  • Claymore: Doing unspeakable experiments on little orphans and secretly oppressing an entire continent's worth of inhabitants with monsters that you created is totally fine so long as it'll result in your side winning that war!
  • Deadman Wonderland: What, someone survived a grisly massacre? That obviously makes him the murderer.
  • Desert Punk: "Remember kids! Every man knows when to... RUN LIKE A LITTLE BITCH!"
  • Detective Conan: See something suspicious going on when you are a decently known genius high-school detective? Immediately investigate without having any back-up to protect you or even a weapon on yourself. Nothing could possibly go wrong!
    • There Are No Therapists and you don't need them after seeing a dead body.
      • Also, it's totally not emotionally or mentally damaging to see a corpse, whether you are a girl, boy, an elementary, highschool student or even an adult.
    • Alcohol is evil because it'll identify you as it being your nickname for a terrible organization.
    • Are you a woman planning to commit a murder? Well, make sure to do it in a way that seems to require some physical prowess and you will immediately be free of suspicion because you are a woman and hence cannot possibly do anything that somehow requires any physical exertion.
  • Digimon Adventure 02: Remember, girls, being a tomboy is bad. House Wife type girls are the only way to go.
    • If the big, ugly monster is about to conquer the world, the best way to defeat it is to make some stupid speeches about your wishes, such as how you want to be a kindergarten teacher or an artist. It always works.
  • Digimon Tamers: Garbage collectors are evil.
  • Digimon Frontier: Girls are useless. Period.
  • Doraemon: Don't bother trying to improve your life if you're a loser, you'll get an adorable robot with a bunch of gadgets to take you on exciting adventures because of this!
  • Duel Masters: The path to victory lies not through practice, cunning, skill, or wealth. If you want to be a winner, your number-one priority should be your hair.
  • Durarara!!: Using random people from the internet as your own personal army is the optimum way to solve your problems.
    • Falling in love with a severed head is sick and wrong; falling in love with a headless body is sweet and romantic.
    • Dropping out of school, cutting off contact with all but one of your friends and running away with your girlfriend at fifteen is perfectly acceptable.
  • Earth Maiden Arjuna: Civilization is bad because it puts us beyond the hardship and suffering that are supposed to be our lot in life.
  • Eden of the East: Hook up with strange, amnesiac men who walk up to you naked in broad daylight, ESPECIALLY if they're holding a pistol, chances are that they're rich…..
  • Elfen Lied: Genocide solves all your problems.
  • Escaflowne:
    • The quickest way to stop a war is a half-naked teenage boy flying overhead.
  • Fairy Tail: The Power of Friendship is for beating the shit out of people to get revenge for hurting your True Companions, even in the cases where this doesn't actually do anything to protect them and just leads to more of them getting hurt. This will also never have any negative consequences.
    • For the Fighting Festival Arc... Tried to hatch a plan to take over your guild by getting most of your fellow members brutalized? But then end up launching an attack that could slaughter all the innocent people in town? Heh, don't worry about it if the guild manages to thwart your plans. The worst thing that could happen is that you'll get kicked out of the guild and just walk away. But that only applies to you, as your lackies can happily stay despite being very much involved in your violent shenanigans.
    • People wearing lipstick are evil (unless they are crossdresers).
  • Fate/stay night: Your life has no meaning, unless you try and throw it away at every opportunity. On the bright side, this will make women love you.
    • If all else fails, having sex will solve the problem.
  • Final Approach: Invade a guy's life and suffocate him with unwanted affection 24/7 and he'll grow to love you eventually.
  • Fist of the North Star: Anyone who experienced some modicum of tragedy in their lives is a noble person and deserves to be mourned, even if they worked thousands of children to death in slave labor.
  • Fruits Basket: All parents suck, and all adults are worthless and manipulative.
    • Alternatively, if you are an actually loving parent to your child you will die!
    • Or, alternatively, a person should get pity for their situation when it's caused by someone else, but you shouldn't feel anger at whoever caused that situation in the first place, because that makes you a bad person.
    • Girls, go ahead and move in with those single men you barely know. Your family doesn't care about you anyway.
    • If you have deep mental issues rooting from deep abuse or parental abandonment, all you really needed was a maternal influence to sort it out. Nobody need be held responsible.
    • Also, kindness is the best response to every problem ever.
    • Everyone should be paired up or have a crush on someone. If not, that means you aren't normal or loving.
    • God is a crossdresser.
    • If you are an Extreme Doormat, life will reward you for it.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist:
    • God still hates you, and this time around he's there personally to mock you as he takes everything from you.
    • Having lost an arm and a leg gives you the moral right to berate non-amputee people suffering an emotional breakdown for being wangsty. After all, if they haven't lost a limb (and got fully functional prostheses which are actually useful in combat and a superpower to boot) what could they know about pain? Don't worry, they'll thank you for opening their eyes afterwards.
    • Killing someone for the sake of revenge is a terrible act, which may cause you to go Jumping Off the Slippery Slope. It's so much better if one of your allies, who doesn't have a personal reason to do it, kills that person instead.
      • The 2003 anime gives us this:
      • Ed at the beginning of the series: I don't believe in revenge. It's pointless.
      • Later on in The series: What? You won't kill your friend's murderer in an act of revenge. How dare you? You're despicable, clearly you don't care about your friend if you refuse to engage in a pointless revenge killing that isn't going to bring him back anyway.
    • Getting drunk and hallucinating may be just the thing you need to stop moping and save the world!
    • Even if you didn't want to commit a sin and were literally forced into doing it, God still hates you.
    • Taking years off your lifespan is okay, if you like the thought of death before losing your virginity. If you want those years back, you gotta steal them back yourself with a red stone made of human souls.
    • Every mistake you have ever made will come back to try and destroy the world.
    • It's all your fault. No exceptions.
      • Unless it's your father's fault, it which case you still have to clean up the mess.
    • Challenging societal norms is evil and blasphemous, and you'll suffer for it whether it was intentional or not.
    • All religions practice creepy superstitious stuff/are led by hypocritical a-holes, so stay clear of them. None of them can be trusted.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa: Your Disappeared Dad's atrocious death will scar you for two minutes, and you shouldn't tell your little brother about it at all.
    • Also, TB isn't contagious and you should pretend nothing happened should your best friend/brother-substitute start puking blood. He only becomes completely dispensable when you find the brother he was a substitute for.
  • Full Metal Panic!: Hey, physical abuse is A-OK as long as it's female on male, but if you ever make her cry you're going straight to hell.
  • Gravitation
    • As long as you're doing it to protect someone you love, gang rape and humiliation will have no lasting effects on you.
    • Never mind how your boyfriend verbally (and sometimes physically) abuses you. He's really a broken and lonely soul who needs your unconditional love to change for the better.

     H - P 
  • Haruhi Suzumiya: Rape is hilarious as long as both the victim and perpetrator are Japanese schoolgirls.
    • Also, the victim will secretly enjoy it and end up being a better and more confident person because of it.
    • See that cute girl over there? You're not allowed to date her. Ever. Otherwise your other female friend will get jealous and destroy the universe.
    • The best way to show affection for someone is to be abusive and demanding, and mask any signs of caring. Don't worry, your interesting personality will more than make up for it. Such behavior is also a great way to get the person to spend time with you.
    • Forget all the fun and exciting things that happen in a "mundane" world. If it doesn't have freaks, monsters, or anything that isn't grounded in reality, it cannot be fun. So go ahead and watch as the world burns. At least you'll be entertained.
    • Summing it all up, God is a jerk.
    • Telling the girl you like that you have a ponytail fetish can save the universe!
    • Nobody is who you think they are, and making friends with one random eccentric girl can condemn you to a life of danger and uncertainty. But it doesn't matter because your normal life was too boring anyways.
    • It's perfectly justified to hit a girl first so long as she's God!
  • Hell Girl: If you get revenge, you'll go to hell, but if you don't get revenge, you'll suffer horrible torment and then go to hell anyway.
    • Therapy is pointless. Condemning everybody who makes you unhappy to eternal torment in hell is the only way to get over your problems.
  • Hellsing: Let your pet monster of darkness off the leash to save the day.
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Young girls who have their older brothers take care of them deserve to have the shit beaten out of them at least once. It will make them better people.
    • If you find out that one of your friends has murdered someone, even in self-defense, you should help them cover it up, of course. It's what friends are for. (Never mind the fact that murdering someone in self-defense is a contradiction in terms!)
    • Nurses are always evil, and ones who engage in experimental research tend to end up infected by whatever it was they were studying.
    • Trust no one, or you and all your friends will die horribly.
    • Stay away from people from rural towns who believe in weird gods, or you will die horribly. Repeatedly.
    • Always give the doll you won in that game to the girl who insists she doesn't want it, or her family will kill you.
    • Even if you can try it thousands of times, some things are just hopeless unless you cheat.
    • Choose the sucky life you have already in contrast to the happier one, since that means you can learn from your mistakes and the shit you were put through. Those mistakes and horrible luck can include murdering someone, having lost someone dear to you or being attracted to little girls.
  • Kangoku Gakuen: Sexual assault is the best way to distract someone.
  • Kara no Kyoukai: If you suspect that the girl you like is a psychotic serial killer, you should become friends anyway. If evidence points to her, ignore it. If she admits to it, don't believe her. If you see her standing in front of a headless corpse, covered in blood, holding a knife, rationalize that it wasn't her. If you then survive her inevitable attempt on your life, congratulations! You're both in love. She probably won't try to kill you again.
    • Mirai Fukuin: Then she will give you the sweetest daughter in the world. Who wants to kill her mother and win her father, i.e. you. What kind of man doesn't want that, hmm?
  • Kotoura-san: If you are a teenage boy, you are incapable of not constantly fantasizing about your crush, so don't even try to restrain yourself around her.
    • You are perfectly justified in abusing and then disowning your child when she calls you out on your marital infidelity.
    • A Dirty Old Man who admits to being an ephebophile is the person who should have custody of his teenage granddaughter.
  • Love Hina: It's okay for a girl to beat the shit out of her supposed true love for breathing too loudly, but if he does anything to stand up to her, he's a bastard.
    • And said girl who beats the shit out of you on a near-daily basis is obviously more compatible with you than anyone else and always has been.
    • Any woman who loves you is severely maladjusted.
  • Macross Frontier: It is perfectly OK for a guy to be in love relationship with two girls simultaneously.
    • If you are a famous star, don't encourage anyone to go into show business. Ever. They will always steal your position.
    • And it is 100% OK to do so, along with taking their manager from them. If, however, the now fallen star manages to get the guy you are in love with after that, she is absolute bitch and deserves to die, along with everybody around her.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: Promising to swallow a nine-year-old girl won't traumatize her in any way, so never take this threat seriously.
    • Beating the living shit out of people is the best way to make friends! If they don't want to listen to you, just overwhelm them through superior firepower! They won't resent you for it and open up for you in no time!
    • Hiring Child Soldiers is a-okay! It's also okay to let them go on life-threatening missions and keep pushing their own limits in dangerous Training from Hell sessions without at least bothering to give them constant physical and psychological checks! It couldn't possibly backfire and lead to being physically crippled for over a year in any way!
    • If you're not a lesbian couple, then you're not worth bothering with.
    • With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility... therefore, children gifted with great power must be judged as adults and forced to stand trial for the crimes they committed, even if those actions were the result of abuse and manipulation, or if they weren't even aware they were doing something wrong. They are stronger than adults, so they must face their actions as adults! Oh, and if we absolve them? Then they must join us to make up for it!
  • Mahou Sensou: The best way to fight evil is to follow in its footsteps.
  • Mai Hi ME (anime): Emotional ties are foolish, and friendship and love will either make you go crazy, stupid, evil, or some combination of the three.
  • Mai Hi ME (manga): Putting impressionable and emotionally unstable teenagers in charge of a school fraught with demonic and otherworldly invaders is perfectly okay.
  • Mai-Otome (anime): Men are evil, stupid, useless, or any combination of the three.
  • Mai-Otome (manga): Men are evil, stupid, useless, or any combination of the three unless they crossdress...or are already dead.
  • Maison Ikkoku: You know that person who has openly loved and cared for you even though you were too busy pining for someone else? Heh, just keep leading that person on as they think they are actually in a relationship with you until someone else comes along and takes them off your hands.
    • Drink as much booze as you want, the worse thing that could happen would just be some wacky shenanigans.
    • Go ahead, keep harassing that stressed-out young neighbor who's trying to get into school and make a living, it'll make him a better man.
    • How dare that guy who said he was in love with me date another girl? I mean, sure, I am already dating a different guy, but that doesn't mean he should move on too!
  • Maria The Virgin Witch: Don't stop wars or the heavens will smite you.
  • Martian Successor Nadesico: Light-hearted children shows such like Super Robot Genre anime series are bad, brain-washing kids and cause wars. And you should feel ashamed for liking them.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Child Soldiers who refuse to obey orders should be slapped until they do.
    • Not to mention that human evolution will eventually mean that, yes, there is a master race.
  • Gundam Wing: War is BAD! Now let's go kill a crap load of mooks!
    • Also acceptable: Hypocrites are the best of us, they should be idolized and treasured to the greatest extent possible.
  • G Gundam: Violence is a legitimate language.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00: If someone is promoting violence, kick their ass! That'll show 'em!
  • Gundam SEED: Following orders will get you killed. You can accomplish much more if you desert your post.
  • Gundam SEED Destiny: If you see a sweet, naive blonde drowning, let her die.
    • The best way to end all war is to shoot the interposition force first.
    • Want to get a girl to love you? Shoot her little sister. She'll be so desperate, she'll fall into your arms immediately.
    • Some people are just better than you. Let them have the spotlight, or else.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Who cares about your ally getting killed? Your enemy's casualties are more important!
  • Mirai Nikki: If you love a boy, stalk him, sexually assault him, and kill his friends. He'll eventually understand that you're only doing it to protect him and love you back.
  • Monster teaches kids that it's okay to avoid going to school if they honestly have something more interesting to do, like following a fugitive doctor around.
    • Alternatively, if you're a surgeon, you really should think twice before saving random hapless children.
    • Don't go against superiors and try to do the morally right thing by treating all patients equally regardless of social status. You'll just end up saving The Antichrist who'll kill thousands of innocents.
  • Muhyo And Roji: An incredibly lazy and snarky prodigy is a better candidate for a prestigious job than his hard-working friend who is determined to provide for his ill mother.
  • Negima!: It is perfectly reasonable to live in your possibly-dead father's shadow. In fact, you should shave whole days off of your life so you can be more like him. And if you have a friend who is doing this, you should encourage him to continue because it makes him "mature" and "adult", even if he is a child.
    • The series later gives another option, if you don't want to stay in your father's shadow, choose dark powers over light! Despite the fact that it may eventually kill you, at least you don't have to worry about using The Power of Friendship to solve all of your problems.
    • The effectiveness of training is directly proportional to how suicidal is it. For that matter, how good of a teacher you are is determined entirely by how much of a hardass you are and/or how likely you are to commit manslaughter via training.
    • If a child is doing incredibly stupid things because you're not telling him something, whatever you do, don't tell him! He needs to learn stuff the hard way, with lots of blood, sweat, tears, and wasted childhood.
      • If you are that child and someone tells you that you should relax a little, act like the child you are, and enjoy your childhood while it still lasts, don't. Instead, find a Year Inside, Hour Outside mechanism so that you can get out of childhood even faster, without wasting that Training from Hell in the process.
    • Attempting to seduce a ten-year-old boy is perfectly okay. Especially if your favorite method for doing so is to rub his face in your cleavage.
    • Being smart makes you weak and hesitant while being dumb makes you strong and confident. There will also never be any negative consequences to being confident without even knowing what you're doing.
    • Making out with your students is endearing, and there is no downside. In fact, you're rewarded with incredible items. Everybody wins.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion, Inuyasha, Excel Saga: You should totally fall in love with the Handsome Lech or the Chivalrous Pervert. Sure, he claims to be in love with anything on two legs, but he also said it to you, so he must mean it. After all, it's not like the guy is evil, so his actions are perfectly okay. Once he settles down with you he will stop. And if he doesn't, that just means it's in his nature. Who are you to change him?
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: Do you have an incredibly powerful weapon that is possibly your only hope for survival? Entrust it to emotionally unstable children!
  • Noein: It doesn't matter who you are or what you do or what choices you make, since there are infinite worlds out there you can bet that somewhere, in some future timeline or parallel universe, there is a version of you that's bent on destroying all of reality.
  • Now and Then, Here and There: It always gets worse. ALWAYS! No exceptions.
  • One Piece: Chain-smoking is badass. Doing it in quantities that couldn't even fit in the average mouth is even cooler.
    • Saving your older brother must be your top priority. It doesn't matter if you need to let loose a bunch of the world's worst criminals in the process, one of which has done terrible damage to one of your True Companions' home country, you gotta do what you gotta do!
      • If you're the legally justified peace-keeping force, it's OK for you to bomb whole islands out of existence, enslave random citizens off the streets, and hold "trials" where the jury is composed entirely out of condemned prisoners on death row whose only hope of seeing another tomorrow is to say "Guilty" as the sentence (including presumably the "criminals" mentioned above).
      • Oh, it's also OK to go into a protectorate country and try to assassinate the VERY POPULAR mayor for blueprints he doesn't actually possess, and call the citizens pirates for resisting you (leading to bombing the entire country, including your own men) all the while framing innocent sailors, just so you can torture a woman who witnessed her own country destroyed the same way AS A CHILD, because she MIGHT know about something that happened over 800 years ago.
    • Whole series: It's not important that your beliefs make any sense, just that you feel really strongly about them.
      • On that note, it's more heroic to let someone be surrounded by signs of failure than kill them. This is explicitly stated.
    • 4Kids dub: the legally justified peace-keeping force must not have weapons more powerful than what a small child could buy with their allowance.
    • Killing someone is a terrible thing, but beating someone into unconsciousness is A-okay. It's actually a completely acceptable thing to do about someone you don't like. Don't worry, they won't risk suffering brain damage or even death in the long run. Modern medicine is lying; they will wake up and be fine after a short amount of time.
      • Stealing, lying and generally being an asshat is also fair game.
    • This may apply to every Shounen Manga, but, VIOLENCE SOLVES EVERYTHING! Someone said something rude? Beat him up! Someone is being a jerk? Beat the living shit out of him! Someone runs a revolution which could possibly be solved through talking? No no no, take your first instinct, go with it, and BEAT HIM UP!
    • Even if you are a criminal pirate who steals and beat people up, you can still be pure at heart!
    • Almost every pretty woman likes to wear revealing clothing. And if the men so much as dare peeking at your exposed thighs, they're all disgusting horndogs!
    • Women shouldn't be allowed to fight even if its for a noble reason, it tarnishes their beauty.
  • Ookami Kakushi: You should tolerate people who are highly aroused by your scent.
    • Wanting revenge on someone for killing your fiancée makes you a racist jerk.
    • If you were almost molested, found out your classmate is a murderer, that you are the reason for said classmate having to commit murder, and witnessed the near-destruction of your hometown within the space of a few weeks, it will soon feel like a dream.
    • Opening a present meant for your sister is a very, VERY bad idea.
    • Hugs can kill you if you're not careful.
  • Ouran High School Host Club: Girls shouldn't ever try to help anyone if they're alone. Also, it's a good idea to use attempted rape as a tool to remind women of where their place is and just how powerless they are.
  • Pandora Hearts: It's perfectly okay to send your younger siblings down into a pit of doom because they have red eyes and traditions must be obeyed. It's also okay to lock your nieces in a tower and never let them see the light of day or have any social contact whatsoever.
    • It's also okay to rape a child when she is young and looks up to you as a father-figure, all in the name of science.
    • A father is allowed to treat his adopted son like dirt for the crimes his ancestor committed, not him when he was forced to kill against his will, and he can get away with this.
    • Animal abuse is okay. You can make an animal kill and his crying means nothing to you.
    • You can take in young children and then have them kill their siblings when they're older, brainwashing them to be loyal to you and you alone. Don't worry, you're the supposed hero of the story, Oswald.
    • It's okay for you to go back in time and murder your own sister, killing your nieces, their best friend, their servants and screwing up the main timeline; it's also okay to murder people who disagree with your tyrannical ways.
    • (Misguided) love is a perfect excuse to destroy the world.
    • Sociopaths get away with every crime they commit. You won't ever be punished.
  • Paranoia Agent: Lying is bad, kids! If you lie, you and everyone you've ever been in contact with will go insane and imagine being beaten up by a juvenile kid before a giant black blob consumes your hometown!
    • Correction: If you live in Tokyo and someone lies, you will be killed by a figment of their imagination.
      • Don't live in Tokyo.
    • A little girl accidentally letting her puppy die is the cause of all the problems in society, even if everyone else did worse things and just hid behind her lie. Only make her own up to it and the masses will obviously be spared and never cause something similar to happen ever again.
    • Are you a crooked cop, a violent burglar, and a paedophile who is abusing the trust of your only child by taking naked pictures of her? You don't have to face any repercussions! In fact, not only will you be treated like a hero for catching the wrong suspect, but your daughter will contract Easy Amnesia and never rat you out! (Alternatively: the worst thing that can happen for a criminal or a paedophile is for them to reflect and feel bad about their actions. Don't bother trying to actually send them to jail.)
  • Parasyte: To be truly badass, The Glasses Gotta Go.
  • Princess Tutu:
    • People who enjoy reading/writing stories with sad endings are wicked sadists.
    • If you're having trouble starting off the story you're trying to write, insert a duck as a Plot Device. It'll work wonders.
    • Setting yourself on fire is an acceptable way of resolving your emotional issues.
    • Fix Fics save the day!
  • Psycho-Pass: Refusing to get treatment will make you criminally insane.
    • Hostages are no longer hostages, they're overexposed. Thus they must also be treated as criminally insane.
    • To outsmart a criminal, you need to think like a criminal. Therefore, all detectives are criminals in the making.
    • Long story short EVERYBODY is criminally insane.
    • Except the biggest criminal of all, who is actually perfectly sane, albeit by the standards of the aforementioned world of mad people. Therefore, isn't listening to him the logical thing to do?
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Did someone just offer you the opportunity to make yourself truly happy? They cannot be trusted at all. And if they're only doing it because it will help save the universe in the long run, that means they must be destroyed.
    • Teenage girls' dreams are the driving force behind humanity's progress.
    • Save Scumming will eventually drive you to despair, as you see yourself failing again and again and start to doubt if it's even possible for you to succeed.
    • Doing what is necessary to prolong the end of the universe requires putting the well-being of everyone else in the universe before your own. This is a horrible, nightmarish, self-destructive process that no one in their right mind should agree to. You'd be better off letting everyone and everything die early.
    • And being idealistic about this situation in any way will earn you a horrifyingly gruesome death.
    • There is no force in the universe stronger than human suffering. Not even physics or probability.
    • If you commit yourself to fighting evil so that the boy you love can once again pursue his passion, he'll choose your friend instead, and you'll turn into a monster, requiring the girl who was starting to become friends with you to sacrifice herself to kill you.
    • If you somehow become capable of selflessness, you will cease to have a self.
    • Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie: Rebellion: And finally reaching your goal and achieving your dream will only turn you into the equivalent of the Antichrist; plus you'll still be trapped in a Self-Inflicted Hell.

     R - Z 
  • Ranma ½:
  • Recorder and Randsell: Whenever you see an older-looking gentleman walking with a little girl, automatically assume he is a pedo and arrest him immediately.
  • Sailor Moon: If you're a clumsy, whiny teenager, then that bratty Kid from the Future is justified in her rude actions towards you, despite the fact that you saved her life many times.
    • Having nightmares about your girlfriend's death? Don't talk to her about it and try to figure out what to do together, just dump her and act like you don't love her.
    • It's okay to disobey a scary Queen's orders and stab a guy, you'll be rewarded with a pretty death scene in your true love's arms.
    • Lying to and stalking a teenage girl is okay if you apologize and die for her in the end!
  • School Rumble: Tsunderes and Yamato Nadeshikos are overrated. Genki Girls are where it's at!
    • Love Makes You Stupid. Or possibly, stupid people just fall in love more easily. But love and idiocy are definitely connected somehow.
  • Senki Zesshou Symphogear: Only people who have suffered should try to help others. Otherwise you're a hypocrite.
  • Serial Experiments Lain: The Internet will ruin your life.
    • Committing suicide will turn you into a god.
  • Silent Mobius: Even if you showed no inclination towards evil before, as soon as it's revealed that your powers come from a demonic source or heritage you will turn evil. No exceptions.
  • Soul Eater (after overtaking the manga): Teamwork and skill aren't really all that important in the end. Courage is the only thing you need. Also, nothing anybody else did counted as "courageous" for some reason. That includes the father who got himself blown up (pointlessly, granted, but that's another trope) to protect his kid.
    • Fear is bad. If you can't confront your fears, you're either evil or at least inadequate and must be shown sense. By force if necessary. Children horrifically abused by their mothers are not exempt from this treatment. If you're not brave, you risk becoming less than human.
    • From the manga, apparently there is such a thing as knowing too much, because it will drive you mad and into isolation.
    • Mistreating people with OCD and/or taking advantage of their condition is HILARIOUS!
  • Strawberry Marshmallow: Acting like an obnoxious jerkass is a great way to get attention.
  • Sword Art Online: An unsympathetic mass murderer can be Easily Forgiven granted he didn't directly try to kill or harm the protagonist. Now, trying to rape the Deuteragonist doesn't make you evil in your own right. It makes you worse than the mass murderer.
    • Now of your daughter accidentally kills a mentally unstable person while trying to save your life. You should shun them because that she meant to shoot him.
  • Summer Wars: Teaming up to take down a computer virus that threatens the entire world is the perfect way to remedy any and all family issues.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Shouting "WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?" solves most of life's problems, great or small.
  • Toradora!: If you're competent in taking care of yourself, like knowing how to clean and cook, that means you must help everyone around you.
  • Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle: So, your girlfriend got knocked into a coma, and the only way to get her out of it is to take a million-to-one shot at fixing it (and failing will probably get the both of you killed), and if you even succeed at all, she won't even remember who you are? Well, if you don't jump on that million-to-one shot, you don't love her. Period.
    • Never call out the devil for her crap.
    • If your girlfriend dies, don't worry. She was probably a clone.
    • The only straight people are secretly monsters.
    • If you get amnesia, don't ask questions about your past or try to remember your identity. It won't end well.
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni: If you work hard and always apply yourself to achieving your goals, then you too can become an utter psychopath.
    • Attaching a color to what someone says is not a symptom of synesthesia, it is the key to understanding what is really going on around you.
    • Brutally murdering your loved one's family, over and over again, is a great way to get him to accept you and will make him want to understand you.
  • Valvrave the Liberator: First rule of surviving: you cannot be a genuinely good person or you will die.
    • Your only choice in survival is to rely on a sociopathic former-enemy soldier or have him forcibly assume control.
    • If an ally manages to accidentally screw up a plan, shoot them.
  • Yosuga no Sora: It's okay to love and have sex with your twin.
  • Your Lie in April: It's fine to pretend to like one person when you actually like another, just to give you an excuse to break into their social circle, even though it will prevent the guy who actually likes you from confession, as long as you have a tragic excuse to do so.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: It's fine to run a criminal empire that deals in forgery, extortion, and general thuggery as long as it is your really crazy other personality that pulls the extreme shit.
    • As long as you have money you can get away with anything.
    • Countries should drop military spending and invest in a children's card game, that'll make them rich. It worked for KaibaCorp.
    • Unless you're rich or are in possession of an ancient artefact, don't expect to go far in a tournament. If you do somehow manage to make it to the finals, it's all downhill from there.
    • No matter how competent you are, you will still lose any one on one contests against people with more friends than you.
    • To achieve anything of significance you need support, even in one on one contests that ought to carry penalties for assisting each other or during combat, even if your friends are untrained.
    • Friendship is the best thing ever, but it's ok to promise to be someone's friend then ignore them for the rest of the series because they were never a member of your existing circle. Also, there are largely no consequences for taking people less competent than you on dangerous missions, because your friendship will keep everyone safe in the end.
    • All psychological problems can be fixed by beating someone in a duel, or being persistently friendly to them.
    • It's OK to play around with an artefact you had been told was potentially cursed, as long as you didn't mean any harm.
    • It's fine to treat an imprisoned being like your slave, as long as you're good friends and decide you're good and ready to free them in the end.
    • Bullying is just wrong. Destroying peoples' minds with magical powers is A-OK!
    • All your problems can be solved with Card Games. Your worth as a human being is directly related to how good you are at a children's card game.
    • If you're the most competent at what you do and everyone relies on you, it's no-one's fault but yours if you crack under pressure (also applies to GX).
    • Authorities can't do anything other than oppress the poor.
    • Cheating is OK as long as you do it with your heart.
    • Any problem can be solved with BROOKLYN RAGE!
    • Liking children's cartoons at an adult age is a prime symptom of being a Psychopathic Manchild.
    • If you meet someone who has lost any loved ones through no fault of their own, they're probably evil or creepy, and it's okay to rub it in their face how they are all alone, and have no friends!
      • Better yet, if someone loses their loved ones, they will always become evil!
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: True heroes are emo, mental, and in a lot of pain, so if you want to be a hero, go bad.
  • Zero no Tsukaima: Hey girls! Remember, if a boy annoys you, to even the smallest degree, physical violence is your friend! Whether it's punching him in the face, striking him with a bottle, or kicking him in the testicles every technique is a winner!
    • This holds especially true if he was summoned by you from another world and you made him your slave by magic! Just keep abusing him and he'll fall madly in love with you. Special points if you harass and insult him for being nice to other girls who are actually decent because you're jealous.


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