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* FromACertainPointOfView: [[WomanInWhite Angels]]? [[LightIsNotGood Horrible, vile things]].

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* FromACertainPointOfView: [[WomanInWhite [[GoldAndWhiteAreDivine Angels]]? [[LightIsNotGood Horrible, vile things]].

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* SlidingScaleOfPlotVersusCharacters: The show was supposed to be more character-oriented, but the reduced episode count required it to become more plot-oriented, with only a select few characters receiving proper development.


* AnAesop: Life is what you make of it, and a life lived by you holds irreplaceable value to you regardless of the unfairness and cruelties you might have been faced with in that life. [[spoiler: Throughout the whole story, there is absolutely nothing about the school that actually requires the guerrilla warfare, weapons, and epic duels to the death. All of that is solely invented by the main characters.]]

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* AnAesop: Life is what you make of it, and a life lived by you holds irreplaceable value to you regardless of the unfairness and cruelties you might have been faced with in that life. [[spoiler: Throughout the whole story, there is absolutely nothing about the school that actually requires the guerrilla warfare, weapons, and epic duels to the death. All of that is solely invented by the main characters.characters who are unable to make peace with they lives they'd led and accept passing on to the afterlife after finding fulfillment in the school.]]


* AnAesop: Life is what you make of it. [[spoiler: Throughout the whole story, there is absolutely nothing about the school that actually requires the guerrilla warfare, weapons, and epic duels to the death. All of that is solely invented by the main characters.]]

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* AnAesop: Life is what you make of it.it, and a life lived by you holds irreplaceable value to you regardless of the unfairness and cruelties you might have been faced with in that life. [[spoiler: Throughout the whole story, there is absolutely nothing about the school that actually requires the guerrilla warfare, weapons, and epic duels to the death. All of that is solely invented by the main characters.]]


* RedemptionDemotion: [[spoiler:Naoi]] goes from credible villain to yet another comic relief character when he makes his HeelFaceTurn. This is largely because his main power of [[spoiler:hypnosis]] is pretty morally dubious, so he can't use it after his [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turn]] He's still scarily competent, to the extent that he's effectively Yuri's second-in-command, but he's not considered threatening enough to be a counterpart to Angel like he was before.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Yuri disappearing in episode 13.]]

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* RedemptionDemotion: [[spoiler:Naoi]] goes from credible villain to yet another comic relief character when he makes his HeelFaceTurn. This is largely because his main power of [[spoiler:hypnosis]] is pretty morally dubious, so he can't use it too much after his [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turn]] Turn]]. He's still scarily competent, to the extent that he's effectively Yuri's second-in-command, but he's not considered threatening enough to be a worse counterpart to Angel like he was before.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Yuri disappearing in episode 13.13 following her redemption in the previous episode.]]



*** It's implied in episode 13.5[[spoiler:/Another Epilogue where it says "NEXT STAGE", that the series might continue and get a 2nd season.]]

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*** It's implied in episode 13.5[[spoiler:/Another Epilogue where it says "NEXT STAGE", that the series might continue and get a 2nd season. But to date, this has not been the case.]]


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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: Kanade to Otonashi in the finale: "I was able to live my life longer thanks to the beautiful heart you gave me."]]


* RageAgainstTheHeavens: [[spoiler: Subverted. The characters ''wish'' they could RageAgainstTheHeavens, but they can't seem to find any. Their efforts only end up hurting themselves.]]

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* RageAgainstTheHeavens: [[spoiler: Subverted. The characters ''wish'' they could RageAgainstTheHeavens, but they can't seem to find any. Their efforts only end up hurting themselves.themselves because what they're truly raging against is their own lives that they'd lived when alive on Earth.]]


* AllThereInTheManual: ''Angel Beats!'' is essentially a mixed media project. Much of the background between Yuri and "Angel", including the SSS's formation, plays out in the LightNovel.

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* AllThereInTheManual: ''Angel Beats!'' is essentially a mixed media project. Much of the background between Yuri and "Angel", including the SSS's formation, plays out in the LightNovel.LightNovel and manga adaptations.


* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: The mysterious Programmer who changed the purgatorial world the first time by setting up a system that he used to create the NPCs, the Angel Player software, and the Shadows as a clean-up program should the amount of love in Purgatory exceed a certain rate. This set in motion the bulk of the problems faced in the actual story, but he is not an active character in it , as he turned himself into an NPC a long time ago, leaving his identity forever unknown.]]

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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: The mysterious Programmer who changed the purgatorial world the first time by setting up a system that he used to create the NPCs, [=NPCs=], the Angel Player software, and the Shadows as a clean-up program should the amount of love in Purgatory exceed a certain rate. This set in motion the bulk of the problems faced in the actual story, but he is not an active character in it , as he turned himself into an NPC a long time ago, leaving his identity forever unknown.]]


** Episode 3, where at its climax [[spoiler: it's learned that Angel is making all of her own techniques using a special computer software rather than having been given them from God, and Iwasawa passes on into the next life after finally fulfilling her greatest desire, the first major hint to the true nature of what's going on in Purgatory.]]

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** Episode 3, where at its climax [[spoiler: it's learned that Angel is making all of her own techniques using a special computer software software program rather than having been given them from God, and Iwasawa passes on into the next life after finally fulfilling her greatest desire, the first major hint to the true nature of what's going on in Purgatory.]]


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[[caption-width-right:311:(From left) [[OnlySaneMan Otonashi]], [[RebelLeader Yuri]], and [[ReiAyanamiExpy Angel]].]]

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->''My soul, your beats''
-->-- '''Opening theme'''


** Episod 3, where at it's climax [[spoiler: it's learned that Angel is making all of her own techniques using a special computer software rather than having been given them from God, and Iwasawa passes on into the next life after finally fulfilling her greatest desire, the first major hint to the true nature of what's going on in Purgatory.]]

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** Episod Episode 3, where at it's its climax [[spoiler: it's learned that Angel is making all of her own techniques using a special computer software rather than having been given them from God, and Iwasawa passes on into the next life after finally fulfilling her greatest desire, the first major hint to the true nature of what's going on in Purgatory.]]


** Episode 5, in which [[spoiler:the SSS's operation succeeds so well as to topple Angel, and the new student council president decides to take a more active role in stopping the SSS.]]

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** Episod 3, where at it's climax [[spoiler: it's learned that Angel is making all of her own techniques using a special computer software rather than having been given them from God, and Iwasawa passes on into the next life after finally fulfilling her greatest desire, the first major hint to the true nature of what's going on in Purgatory.]]
** Episode 5, in which [[spoiler:the SSS's operation succeeds so well as to topple Angel, Angel is shown to be unambiguously a human with even her true name being revealed, and the new student council president decides to take a more active role in stopping the SSS.]]


*** It was also the name of the 24th episode of ''NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Fittingly, the climax of this episode has Yurippe confronting a character voiced by Creator/AkiraIshida, voice of Kaworu Nagisa from that episode.

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*** It was also the name of the 24th episode of ''NeonGenesisEvangelion''.''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Fittingly, the climax of this episode has Yurippe confronting a character voiced by Creator/AkiraIshida, voice of Kaworu Nagisa from that episode.


** [[spoiler:Naoi]]'s father to a crazy degree. The kindest thing he can recall him saying was a begrudging "that wasn't bad".

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** [[spoiler:Naoi]]'s father to a crazy degree. The kindest thing he can recall him saying was a begrudging "that wasn't bad".bad" back when his more favored brother was still alive. Following his brother's death, Naoi's father barely gave him any acknowledgement.



* ComputerEqualsMonitor



* EpiphanicPrison

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* EpiphanicPrisonEpiphanicPrison: The school in Purgatory.



* FriendlyEnemy: As long as SSS doesn't cause any havoc in the school, Angel will not treat them as an enemy but rather as ordinary fellow students.

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* FriendlyEnemy: As long as SSS doesn't cause any havoc in the school, Angel will not treat them as an enemy but rather as ordinary fellow students. The prequel manga "Heaven's Door" takes this trope further in regards to Angel and Yurippe.



* GenkiGirl: Yui.

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* GenkiGirl: Yui. Yurippe can occasionally have her moments of being one as well when she's pumped up and feeling victorious.



* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: The mysterious Programmer who changed the purgatorial world the first time by setting up a system that he used to create the NPCs, the Angel Player software, and the Shadows as a clean-up program should the amount of love in Purgatory exceed a certain rate. This set in motion the bulk of the problems faced in the actual story, but he is not an active character in it as he turned himself into an NPC a long time ago, leaving his identity forever unknown.]]

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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: The mysterious Programmer who changed the purgatorial world the first time by setting up a system that he used to create the NPCs, the Angel Player software, and the Shadows as a clean-up program should the amount of love in Purgatory exceed a certain rate. This set in motion the bulk of the problems faced in the actual story, but he is not an active character in it , as he turned himself into an NPC a long time ago, leaving his identity forever unknown.]]


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*** It was also the name of the 24th episode of ''NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Fittingly, the climax of this episode has Yurippe confronting a character voiced by Creator/AkiraIshida, voice of Kaworu Nagisa from that episode.

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