* {{Asspull}}: Thor's [[spoiler:chameleon ability]] is introduced late in the series, and it only activates ''after'' it is brought to his attention by the plot. It makes more sense in the manga, but it's still more symbolic than anything.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Zagi. [[HellBentForLeather Quite literally]] after the TimeSkip in the anime.
** [[spoiler:Third too]], after TheReveal of his origins and mission. Yes, you can make a very strong argument for him as a JerkassWoobie, but the fact remains he did some very reprehensible things that his fans tend to write off.
* {{Fanon}}: Any non-AU fanfic that takes place after the events of the manga is likely to feature at least one [[spoiler:dead character surviving [[KillEmAll the finale]]. Usually Third or Zagi, for [[HoYay shipping reasons]]. Considering that Zagi's fate is ambiguous in-story (death confirmed by WordOfGod), it's not difficult to tweak the details]].
* FoeYay: Thor/Zagi is ''shameless'', and there's some [[spoiler:Thor/Third]] as well.
* HoYay: Mostly between Thor and Third, and Thor and Zagi. Several scenes are just dripping with subtext.
** [[BiTheWay Zagi]] can't keep his hands off of Thor, especially in the manga (he hits on Thor so blatantly that Karim gets ''jealous'', and other members of the Blanc Ring comment that "Top likes the cute ones").
** Third regularly [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace gets in his face]] and makes suggestive comments.
* IdiotBall: Yes, Odin, this child (Zagi) whom you imprisoned for slaughtering a gang of people much older than he is has found out your secret. No, don't execute him! Send him to Chimaera, where he totally won't survive and plot to destroy you!
* JerkassWoobie:
** Extremely subjective, as his {{Jerkass}} tendencies are ''severe'', but Zagi's [[FreudianExcuse past]] is fucked up even by the standards of [[CrapsackWorld this]] [[DysfunctionJunction series]]. His actions cannot be excused, but some people feel pretty bad for him. [[spoiler:Especially after Thor attacks him for something he didn't do, causing a horrible wound that eventually kills him]].
** [[spoiler:Third is a slightly less ambiguous example.]]
* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Thor. [[HoYay Third and Zagi]] are the most popular, but they're far from the only examples. Tiz, Chen, Karim, [[spoiler:Heiser (if you count him as separate from Third)]]... nearly every pairing involving a character with whom he regularly interacts has shippers.
* MagnificentBastard:
** Third. He's so blatant about it that Thor calls him out on it at one point, but mostly he goes relatively undetected.
** Zagi. He's a ''lot'' more subtle than Third, but he's playing half the planet. It's especially evident in Death Game with his coup de'etat of the Blanc Ring.
* {{Narm}}: Thor flipping out about his adaptable nature changing his skin tone is a little ridiculous. Especially since the change is ''barely noticeable''; it's less obvious than most summer tans, which he ''should'' have experienced during Chimaera's days by now.
* {{Starboarding}}: Tiz loves Thor who loves Karim who loves Zagi who is obsessed with Thor.
* TearJerker: "It was me who killed [[spoiler:Karim]]. ... So if you want to hate someone, hate me. Keep on hating me... so you won't ever forget me."
* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler:Considering Thor and Chen are the only major characters who ''aren't'' [[KillEmAll dead by the end]], this was inevitable. Zagi and Third in particular.]]
* ToyShip: Thanks to the shortened lifespan of humans (50 years even in the most medically advanced colonies), people tend to start relationships early. Just before Thor and Rai were sent to Chimera, the average age for marriage was about 14.
* TheWoobie:
** Rai is an 11-year-old child who is sent to Chimaera with absolutely no survival skills. He's terrified, gets beaten up by the wildlings when he spills water, and his brother almost kills him out of frustration when he reasonably complains about being exhausted and dehydrated. By the end of the first episode, he's dead. [[spoiler:And with TheReveal that he and Thor weren't actually related, it becomes very clear that Rai had no chance and was never expected to survive]].
** Karim. She was raised in a wildling nest by other feral children, and left them to follow Zagi when he passed through. He proceeded to [[MagnificentBastard do what he does]], using her and everyone else around him for his own ends, which she welcomed because it meant she was protecting him. And he casts her aside for daring to warn him that Thor might be dangerous, and later flat out admits that he was just doing that to set up a situation where Thor would get attached to her and he could use that connection. [[spoiler:Oh yeah, and then Third murders her to manipulate Thor into attacking Zagi]]. Zagi ''does'' claim to love her, but [[spoiler:not until after she dies, and]] he's ''really bad'' at expressing that if it's true.

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