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* The final part of the second season features a World Tournament again. It's in name only, though, as there's nothing "world" about it. It's exclusively the teams that appeared prior in Season 2, most of whom are Japanese or have noteworthy ties to Japan. The exception is the Central American duo, which are such awful stereotypes you just know they're only thrown in to give some pretense of "world" and be defeated promptly.

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* ** The final part of the second season features a World Tournament again. It's in name only, though, as there's nothing "world" about it. It's exclusively the teams that appeared prior in Season 2, most of whom are Japanese or have noteworthy ties to Japan. The exception is the Central American duo, which are such awful stereotypes you just know they're only thrown in to give some pretense of "world" and be defeated promptly.



* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: While the dub got most of the names that stayed the same right, one name they flubbed on was that of Ray's Bit-Beast, Driger, which was originally said as "Drai-ger", but was changed to "Drih-ger".

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* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: While the dub got most of the names that stayed the same right, one name they flubbed on was that of Ray's Bit-Beast, Rei's bit-beast, Driger, which was originally said as "Drai-ger", but was changed to "Drih-ger".



** There was a somewhat odd example near the end of season 1. Ray's bit-beast Driger apparently sacrifices itself in order to save Ray's life. According to Kai, while Driger was able to protect Ray from taking further damage from Falborg's wind attacks, the attack was too much for Driger, which caused it to disappear after the fight. Near the end of the season finale, it is shown that Driger has returned to Ray.

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** There was is a somewhat odd example near the end of season 1. Ray's Rei's bit-beast Driger apparently sacrifices itself in order to save Ray's Rei's life. According to Kai, while Driger was able to protect Ray Rei from taking further damage from Falborg's wind attacks, the attack was too much for Driger, which caused it to disappear after the fight. Near the end of the season finale, it is shown that Driger has returned to Ray.Rei.



* SeriousBusiness: This series is up there with ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' in terms of inanity. Apparently, if you want to take over the world, you have to do it with ''spinning tops''. As seen in ''G-Revolution'', beyblade is recognized as an official sport. Lampshaded by Brooklyn to Kai, who on several occasions made remarks about how serious Kai was about the game. Also lampshaded in the German ''Beyblade'' opening, were a line in the lyrics essentially is "The whole world revolves around Beyblade". This aspect of the series is actually justified. At one point you do see Kai's beyblade chop down about 6 trees in one go and in another situation, he demolishes 4 brick pillars so you can probably imagine what it'd do to a human. Several of the blades even contain powerful bit-beasts and are covered in very sharp metal spikes, so they're much more dangerous than simple kids tops.
* ShipTease: The entirety of the 16th episode of the first season was this for Ray and Mariah.

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* SeriousBusiness: This series is up there with ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' in terms of inanity. Apparently, if you want to take over the world, you have to do it with ''spinning tops''. As seen in ''G-Revolution'', beyblade is recognized as an official sport. Lampshaded by Brooklyn to Kai, who on several occasions made remarks about how serious Kai was about the game. Also lampshaded in the German ''Beyblade'' opening, were a line in the lyrics essentially is "The whole world revolves around Beyblade". This aspect of the series is actually justified. At one point you do see Kai's beyblade chop down about 6 trees in one go and in another situation, he demolishes 4 four brick pillars so you can probably imagine what it'd do to a human. Several of the blades even contain powerful bit-beasts and are covered in very sharp metal spikes, so they're much more dangerous than simple kids tops.
* ShipTease: The entirety of the 16th episode of the first season [=S1E16=] was this for Ray Rei and Mariah.Mao, even more blatantly in the original than in the dub.



** Any and all CharacterDevelopment Tyson went through in the 1st season was completely disregarded in seasons 2 and 3, which had him acting like even more of a HotBlooded brat than when season 1 started, and even ''back then'' he was much more mature.
** White Tigers and Blitzkreig Boys from season 1 to season 3. Oh, and the [[UpperClassTwit Majestics]]. And Kai between V-Force and G-Rev, to the point where it's insanely hard to rationalise. And Ray, omigod Ray. Goes from usually awesome, polite, pretty sane really, to muscle-bound meanie obsessed with winning.
** Kai's behavior in ''G-Revolution'' is mostly him not speaking much, considering he did quite a bit of it in V-Force. Ray on the other hand was a new team leader and his new traits reflected it.

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** Any and all CharacterDevelopment Tyson Takao went through in the 1st season was completely disregarded in seasons 2 and 3, which had him acting like even more of a HotBlooded hot-blooded brat than when season Season 1 started, and even ''back then'' he was much more mature.
** White Tigers and Blitzkreig Boys from season Season 1 to season Season 3. Oh, and the [[UpperClassTwit Majestics]]. Majestics. And Kai between V-Force ''V-Force'' and G-Rev, ''G-Revolution'', to the point where it's insanely hard to rationalise. And Ray, omigod Ray. Goes Rei; goes from usually awesome, polite, pretty sane really, to muscle-bound meanie obsessed with winning.
** Kai's behavior in ''G-Revolution'' is mostly him not speaking much, considering he did quite a bit of it in V-Force. Ray on the other hand was a new team leader and his new traits reflected it.
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** Blue: Takao, Hitoshi, Kai, Suzuka, Mariam, Bat, Kane, Ming-Ming, ''Shougo'', ''Ayaka''

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** Blue: Takao, Hitoshi, Kai, Suzuka, Mariam, Bat, Kane, Ming-Ming, ''Shougo'', ''Shōgo'', ''Ayaka''



** Purple: Paula, Ralph, Volkov, Ivan, Boris (S1), Gideon, Daryl, ''Seichi'', ''Tsuki''
** Green: Kiki, Steve, Gye, Olivier, Yusuf, Zeo, Claude, ''Karou'', ''Makoto'', ''Haruka'', ''Tsuki''

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** Purple: Paula, Ralph, Ralf, Volkov, Ivan, Boris (S1), Gideon, Daryl, ''Seichi'', ''Tsuki''
''Haruka'', ''Mutsuki''
** Green: Kiki, Steve, Gye, Olivier, Yusuf, Zeo, Claude, ''Karou'', ''Kaoru'', ''Makoto'', ''Haruka'', ''Tsuki''''Mutsuki''

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* OneSteveLimit: For completeness's sake, the averted list includes manga examples, game examples, and covers both the original and the dub.
** The White Tigers live by averting this trope. Their main bladers are Rei and Rai, while of the remaining four, three have very similar names: Mao, Gao, and Tao.
** There's Genta Takeshita and Ganta Takeshita, but this is on purpose as they are brothers.
** There's Makoto (Hiruta), the Blade Shark, Makoto (Amō), Kaoru's sister, and Makoto (Kinomiya), Takao's son.
** There's Ayaka, the Shadow Blader, and Ayaka (Hiruta), Makoto's sister.
** There's Hitoshi (Kinomiya), Takao's brother, and Hiroshi, the Shadow Blader.
** In the Japanese version, the owner of Falborg is Boris (Kuznetsov), but in the dub he is Bryan (Kuznetsov). Meanwhile, in the Japanse version, his coach is Vladimir (Volkov), but in the dub he is Boris (Balkov)
** Michael (Summers), the leader of the All Starz, and Michael, the leader of the Barthez Battalion, have the same first name only when their original names are written in Latin script. That is, the names are pronounced differently, respectively "Mai-khel" (English) and "Mi-gha-el" (German), which is reflected by the hiragana: "マイケル" and "ミハエル". In the dub, their respective names are Michael and Miguel.
** In the dub, Mao, the White Tiger, is renamed Mariah, which looks a lot like Mariam, the Saint Shield.
** The dub renames Satoru, the Shadow Blader, Steven, which then is exactly the same as Steven, the All Star.
** In the original version, there's both Dennis and Denny from Team Zagart. In the dub, Shingo, the Shadow Blader, is renamed Daniel and thus joins the lineup, as does Dan, Doctor K's right-hand man who is unnamed in the original.


Season 2 (''V-Force'') shifted gears, moving largely away from the tournament narrative to provide a story of the Bladebreakers having to defend their four sacred bit-beasts, Dragoon, Draciel, Dranzer, and Driger, from two organizations trying to steal them: the Saint Shields and Zagart Industries, which were at odds with each other too. The Bladebreakers numbers increased with the addition of Hiromi, who became an assistant to the team alongside Kyoujyu.

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Season 2 (''V-Force'') shifted gears, moving largely away from the tournament narrative to provide a story of the Bladebreakers having to defend their four sacred bit-beasts, Dragoon, Draciel, Dranzer, and Driger, from two organizations trying to steal them: the Saint Shields and Zagart Industries, which were at odds with each other too. The Bladebreakers numbers increased with the addition of Hiromi, who became an assistant to the team alongside Kyoujyu.
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* CanonForeigner: In terms of beyblade teams, the anime adds the Dark Bladers, the Team Psykick mooks, the Parts Hunters, the Shadow Bladers, and the Justice Five. Then there's various individuals, whether good or bad, like Akira, Hiromi, Alan, Gideon, and Doctor K. The dub jumps even further and adds three more characters in the form of TheVoice. Primarily Dizzi, Kyoujyu's talking bit-beast that resides inside his computer. The two bey-battle commentators Brad Best and AJ Topper are also exclusive to the dub.

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* CanonForeigner: In terms of beyblade teams, the anime adds the Dark Bladers, the Team Psykick mooks, the Parts Hunters, the Shadow Bladers, and the Justice Five. Then there's various individuals, whether good or bad, like Akira, Hiromi, Alan, Gideon, and Doctor K. The dub jumps even further and adds three more characters in the form of TheVoice. Primarily Dizzi, Kyoujyu's Kyōju's talking bit-beast that resides inside his computer. The two bey-battle commentators Brad Best and AJ Topper are also exclusive to the dub.



** In the original version of episode 7, Hiromi believes Kai to be a spy for an organization that wants to take over the world. She's wrong then, but it is what Kai was raised to be before going in a healthier direction. You'd expect Kyoujyu to tell her not to bring it up, but no. The dub fixes this flub by omitting the specifics of her accusation and adding a line for Kyoujyu where he acknowledges that Kai went evil in Russia once.

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** In the original version of episode 7, Hiromi believes Kai to be a spy for an organization that wants to take over the world. She's wrong then, but it is what Kai was raised to be before going in a healthier direction. You'd expect Kyoujyu Kyōju to tell her not to bring it up, but no. The dub fixes this flub by omitting the specifics of her accusation and adding a line for Kyoujyu Kyōju where he acknowledges that Kai went evil in Russia once.



* The final part of the second season features a World Tournament again. It's in name only, though, as there's nothing "world" about it. It's exclusively the teams that appeared prior in Season 2, most of whom are Japanese or have noteworthy ties to Japan. The exception is the Central American duo, which are such awful stereotypes you just know they're only thrown in to give some pretense of "world" and be defeated promptly.



** In Season 1 and 2 of the dub, Kyoujyu has a bit-beast, Dizzi, who is trapped inside his computer. She disappears in Season 3 with no explanation.

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** In Season 1 and 2 of the dub, Kyoujyu Kyōju has a bit-beast, Dizzi, who is trapped inside his computer. She disappears in Season 3 with no explanation.



* FinalBossNewDimension: In the final two episodes of the first season of Anime/{{Beyblade}}, Yuriy creates a winterish void-like subdimension for him and Takao to do battle. Those left outside just see an enormous, spiked block of ice.



* FourTemperamentEnsemble:
** Bladebreakers: Kai (choleric), Ray (melancholic), Max (leukine), and Tyson (sanguine).
** White Tigers: Kevin (choleric), Lee (melancholic), Gary (leukine), and Mariah (sanguine).
** All Starz: Steven (choleric), Emily (melancholic), Eddie (leukine), and Michael (sanguine).
** The Majestics: Johnny (choleric), Robert (melancholic), Oliver (leukine), and Enrique (sanguine).
** Demolition Boys: Spencer (choleric), Tala (melancholic), Bryan (leukine), and Ian (sanguine).



* LensmanArmsRace: Due to the MerchandiseDriven nature of ''Beyblade'', every once in a while the geniuses of the story come up with the new evolution in beyblading. The systems of the first generation are the Spin Gear System (4-Layer & 5-Layer), the Magnacore System, the Engine Gear System, and the Hard Metal System. The Spin Gear System was present from the start and got its importance sidelined in favor of bit-beasts. The Magnacore System was introduced in ''V-Force''. In [=S2E6=], Doctor B develops the Magtram to give Team Psykick an edge. They hadn't counted on Kyoujyu recording Snakey's battle against Takao and analyzing the tech used by the former. Kyoujyu then joined forces with Judy and the PPB for the development of the Magnacore. The Engine Gear System and the Hard Metal System were introduced in ''G-Revolution''.

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* LensmanArmsRace: Due to the MerchandiseDriven nature of ''Beyblade'', every once in a while the geniuses of the story come up with the new evolution in beyblading. The systems of the first generation are the Spin Gear System (4-Layer & 5-Layer), the Magnacore System, the Engine Gear System, and the Hard Metal System. The Spin Gear System was present from the start and got its importance sidelined in favor of bit-beasts. The Magnacore System was introduced in ''V-Force''. In [=S2E6=], Doctor B develops the Magtram to give Team Psykick an edge. They hadn't counted on Kyoujyu Kyōju recording Snakey's battle against Takao and analyzing the tech used by the former. Kyoujyu Kyōju then joined forces with Judy and the PPB for the development of the Magnacore. The Engine Gear System and the Hard Metal System were introduced in ''G-Revolution''.



** The Bladebreakers themselves, the Japanese team, consist of Takao (Japanese), Kai (Japanese but partially raised in Russia), Max (biracial with a Japanese father and an American mother), and Rei (Chinese). {{SixthRanger}}s Kyoujyu, Hiromi, and Daichi are Japanese (as far as information is provided).

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** The Bladebreakers themselves, the Japanese team, consist of Takao (Japanese), Kai (Japanese but partially raised in Russia), Max (biracial with a Japanese father and an American mother), and Rei (Chinese). {{SixthRanger}}s Kyoujyu, Kyōju, Hiromi, and Daichi are Japanese (as far as information is provided).



* ParentalAbandonment: When it comes to the main characters, Tyson's mother is dead, and his father is away most of the time because of his job. Kai is in a similar situation, but has it worse than Tyson. Max's parents are separated most of the time and he has to choose with whom he lives. And in Daichi's case, his father is dead, but he does have the fortune of still having his mother. Rei's parents never appear and are never mentioned, so his case is left unknown.
* PurpleIsTheNewBlack: Very obviously between Volkov, Gideon, and Barthez.
* RecapEpisode: [=S1E29=], where Kyoujyu recaps everything that has happened from the moment he meets Takao until the end of the American tournament.

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* ParentalAbandonment: When it comes to the main characters, Tyson's Takao's mother is dead, and his father is away most of the time because of his job. Kai is in a similar situation, but has it worse than Tyson.Takao. Max's parents are separated most of the time and he has to choose with whom he lives. And in Daichi's case, his father is dead, but he does have the fortune of still having his mother. Rei's parents never appear and are never mentioned, so his case is left unknown.
unknown. Kyōju and Hiromi have regular home-lifes.
* PurpleIsTheNewBlack: Very obviously so between Volkov, Gideon, and Barthez.
* RecapEpisode: [=S1E29=], where Kyoujyu Kyōju recaps everything that has happened from the moment he meets Takao until the end of the American tournament.



* StockShoutOut: In original Japanese version of ''G-Revolution'' Episode 21, where Daichi loses a boxing match against a kangaroo, leading to a PastelChalkedFreezeFrame of him [[Manga/AshitaNoJoe slumped over on a stool with a smile]]. To complete the homage, even the credits begin to play, leading to Kyoujyu and Hiromi to [[BreakingTheFourthWall interrupt them because it's too early.]]
* SurvivorGuilt: Kai after Wyatt's version-specific fate, in his battle with Goki.

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* StockShoutOut: In original Japanese version of ''G-Revolution'' Episode 21, where Daichi loses a boxing match against a kangaroo, leading to a PastelChalkedFreezeFrame of him [[Manga/AshitaNoJoe slumped over on a stool with a smile]]. To complete the homage, even the credits begin to play, leading to Kyoujyu Kyōju and Hiromi to [[BreakingTheFourthWall interrupt them because it's too early.]]
* SurvivorGuilt: Kai after Wyatt's version-specific fate, in his battle with Goki.Gōki.


* MultinationalTeam: Due to the tournament system, most teams are uninational, but there are some exceptions. Overlaps with NonIndictiveName, because teams tend to be put together by region, but this does not mean all members of a given team are from said region.

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* MultinationalTeam: Due to the tournament system, most teams are uninational, but there are some exceptions. Overlaps with NonIndictiveName, NonIndicativeName, because teams tend to be put together by region, but this does not mean all members of a given team are from said region.



** In Aoki's notes, Team Psykick's members are said to have been scouted from all over the world. Kane is Japanese-Australian and Gōki is full Japanese. Salima and Jim were not designed with a particular background in mind, though Salima's name was taken from an African travel guide while her nationality in the anime is Canadian, and Jim's name suggests him to either American or European.

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** In Aoki's notes, Team Psykick's members are said to have been scouted from all over the world. Kane is Japanese-Australian and Gōki is full Japanese. Salima and Jim were not designed with a particular background in mind, though Salima's name was taken from an African travel guide while her nationality in the anime is Canadian, and Jim's name suggests him to be either American or European.


* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Kai prefers to keep to himself, but he's only just joined the Bladebreakers when he's already showing signs of a protective streak, especially towards Max. As well, in S1E21, he's willing to train Antonio in part at least because his determination reminds him of Takao's.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Kai prefers to keep to himself, but he's only just joined the Bladebreakers when he's already showing signs of a protective streak, especially towards Max. As well, in S1E21, [=S1E21=], he's willing to train Antonio in part at least because his determination reminds him of Takao's.


* ImmuneToSlapstick: Of the main cast, Kai (being TheStoic AntiHero of the team) rarely took part in comedic moments, usually acting as a bemused audience or leaving to do his own thing. Rei/Ray, though more jovial, usually only had a handful of cartoony moments per series as well.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Kai is as antisocial as they come, but in one episode he's willing to train a young blader.....if only it was so said blader could bring Takao down a peg or two after his ego swelled liked a balloon.

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* ImmuneToSlapstick: Of the main cast, Kai (being TheStoic AntiHero of the team) rarely took part in comedic moments, usually acting as a bemused audience or leaving to do his own thing. Rei/Ray, Rei, though more jovial, usually only had a handful of cartoony moments per series as well.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Kai is as antisocial as they come, prefers to keep to himself, but he's only just joined the Bladebreakers when he's already showing signs of a protective streak, especially towards Max. As well, in one episode S1E21, he's willing to train a young blader.....if only it was so said blader could bring Takao down a peg or two after Antonio in part at least because his ego swelled liked a balloon.determination reminds him of Takao's.



** In the original, Minami through a similar way, [[SurvivorGuilt leading Kai]] to more [[{{Angst}} angst]]

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** In the original, Minami through a similar way, [[SurvivorGuilt leading Kai]] to more [[{{Angst}} angst]]{{angst}}.



** More or less their counterpart, the Dark Bladers have Blood (Romania), Howling (Transylvania), Cairona (Egypt), and Gye (Austria). In the Japanese version, they were defeated by the not-yet Majestics during the European Tournament. Egypt is located in Africa, not Europe.
** In Aoki's notes, Team Psykick's members are said to have been scouted from all over the world. Kane is Japanese-Australian and Gōki is full Japanese. Salima and Jim were not designed with a particular nationality in mind, though Salima's name was taken from an African travel guide and Jim's name would make him either American or European.

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** More or less their counterpart, the Dark Bladers have Blood (Romania), Howling (Transylvania), Cairona (Egypt), and Gye (Austria). In the Japanese version, they were defeated by the not-yet Majestics yet-to-be-Majestics during the European Tournament. Egypt is located in Africa, not Europe.
** In Aoki's notes, Team Psykick's members are said to have been scouted from all over the world. Kane is Japanese-Australian and Gōki is full Japanese. Salima and Jim were not designed with a particular nationality background in mind, though Salima's name was taken from an African travel guide while her nationality in the anime is Canadian, and Jim's name would make suggests him to either American or European.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The background of Zagart's and Daitenji's lost friendship is that 30 years ago they got their hands on a tablet containing bit-beasts. Then Zagart stole it and disappeared. The two cross paths again when Zagart has another such tablet stolen. For the rest of the season, bit-beasts are extracted from this second tablet, but the fate of the first tablet after its theft is never touched upon.


* BackForTheFinale: Done at the end of the original series, when literally every blader Takao and the Bladebreakers ever met cheers Takao on during his match against Yuriy, and at the end of the Japanese version of''G-Revolution'', which offers a slideshow what everyone is up to these days.

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* BackForTheFinale: Done at the end of the original series, when literally every blader Takao and the Bladebreakers ever met cheers Takao on during his match against Yuriy, and at the end of the Japanese version of''G-Revolution'', of ''G-Revolution'', which offers a slideshow what everyone is up to these days.


* AdaptationalVillainy: No doubt Sōichirō Hiwatari deserves to get punched in the face for what he inflicts on his family as if they're his property, but he does genuinely care for Kai and, you know, he's not out to conquer the world like he is in the anime. Barthez is not a villain in the manga, notwithstanding that it's fair to ask how the bladers getting under the Heavy Metal System's influence affected him as their coach. In the anime, he's an abusive, controlling creep who's in league with Volkov.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: No doubt the manga version of Sōichirō Hiwatari deserves to get punched in the face for what he inflicts on his family as if they're his property, but he does genuinely care for Kai and, you know, he's not out to conquer the world like he is in the anime. Barthez is not a villain in the manga, notwithstanding that it's fair to ask how the bladers getting under the Heavy Metal System's influence affected him as their coach. In the anime, he's an abusive, controlling creep who's in league with Volkov.


* PutOnABus: The Saint Shields and Team Kane. [[TheBusCameBack Both of them comeback eventually.]]
* RecapEpisode: [=S1E29=], where Kenny recaps everything that has happened from the moment he meets Tyson until the end of the American tournament.

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* PutOnABus: The Saint Shields PurpleIsTheNewBlack: Very obviously between Volkov, Gideon, and Team Kane. [[TheBusCameBack Both of them comeback eventually.]]
Barthez.
* RecapEpisode: [=S1E29=], where Kenny Kyoujyu recaps everything that has happened from the moment he meets Tyson Takao until the end of the American tournament.



* ScaryBlackMan: Keeping AmbiguouslyBrown in mind, there's a noticeable correlation between the traits male, dark(est)-skinned, and TheBrute or TheBigGuy, at least in ''V-Force'' and ''G-Revolution''. Season 1 isn't innocent, but it did the most to compensate such instances with either non-scary black men or scary non-black men.
* ShoutOut: In the original version, the horror movie the Bladebreakers watch in [=S1E32=] is ''The Devil's Bloody Miserables'', a heavy rewrite of ''Literature/LesMiserables''. Max considers it in bad taste.
* ScienceIsBad: Boris is WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings.
* SeriousBusiness: This series is up there with ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' in terms of inanity. Apparently, if you want to take over the world, you have to do it with ''spinning tops''. As seen in ''G-Revolution'', beyblade is recognized as an official sport. Lampshaded by Brooklyn to Kai, who on several occasions made remarks about how serious Kai was about the game. Also lampshaded in the German Beyblade opening, were a line in the lyrics essentially is "The whole world revolves around Beyblade". This aspect of the series is actually justified. At one point you do see Kai's beyblade chop down about 6 trees in one go and in another situation, he demolishes 4 brick pillars so you can probably imagine what it'd do to a human. Several of the blades even contain powerful bit-beasts and are covered in very sharp metal spikes, so they're much more dangerous than simple kids tops.

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* ScaryBlackMan: Keeping AmbiguouslyBrown in mind, there's a noticeable correlation between the traits male, dark(est)-skinned, and TheBrute or TheBigGuy, at least in ''V-Force'' and ''G-Revolution''. Season 1 isn't innocent, but it did the most to compensate such instances with either non-scary black men or scary non-black men.
* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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In the original version, version of [=S1E1=], Hiruta tells Takao and the others to meet him at the Aoki river, a reference to the mangaka Takao Aoki.
** In the original version of [=S1E32=],
the horror movie the Bladebreakers watch in [=S1E32=] is ''The Devil's Bloody Miserables'', a heavy rewrite of ''Literature/LesMiserables''. Max considers it in bad taste.
* ScienceIsBad: Boris Zigzagged. Science is WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings.
portrayed as good as long as it assist and is subservient to the protagonists' "natural ability". That is, the PPB's science is presented negatively to the Bladebreakers' hard work and good spirits go at beyblading. It is presented positively when Takao needs the backup to have a chance against Yuriy. For that matter, easily the highest science is the creation of bit-beasts, which is solely something the villains dabble in (the All Starz do too in the dub).
* SeriousBusiness: This series is up there with ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' in terms of inanity. Apparently, if you want to take over the world, you have to do it with ''spinning tops''. As seen in ''G-Revolution'', beyblade is recognized as an official sport. Lampshaded by Brooklyn to Kai, who on several occasions made remarks about how serious Kai was about the game. Also lampshaded in the German Beyblade ''Beyblade'' opening, were a line in the lyrics essentially is "The whole world revolves around Beyblade". This aspect of the series is actually justified. At one point you do see Kai's beyblade chop down about 6 trees in one go and in another situation, he demolishes 4 brick pillars so you can probably imagine what it'd do to a human. Several of the blades even contain powerful bit-beasts and are covered in very sharp metal spikes, so they're much more dangerous than simple kids tops.


* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Rei, Zeo, Gordo, and Garland have this going on the stronger. Several others would count, but these four leave the least room for discussion.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Dr Zagart]] engineered practically everything the Bladebreakers had to go through during ''V-Force'', but it turns out they did it all just so that [[spoiler: he could use the four Sacred Bit-Beasts [[BecomeARealBoy make his android son into a real boy]].]]


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* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Rei, Zeo, Gordo, and Garland have this going on the strongest. Several others could count too, but these four leave the least room for discussion.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Dr Zagart]] engineered practically everything the Bladebreakers had to go through during ''V-Force'', but it turns out they did it all just so that [[spoiler: he could use the four Sacred Bit-Beasts [[BecomeARealBoy make his android son into a real boy]].]]


** Andrew (Akira in the Japanese version) in season 1 who is set up as apparently a very important character (and Tyson's good friend) but largely disappears after a couple episodes. He appears again in episode 50 only to never be seen or heard from again for the rest of the series.



** Ivan and Steve are removed from their respective teams in favor of Kai and Max in ''G-Revolution''. For Ivan, no explanation is given in either the original version of the series or the dub, though he's shown back with his team in the Japan-exclusive slideshow ending. (The manga explains Kai beat him for a spot on the team.) For Steve, the Japan-exclusive slideshow ending shows he's been in the hospital all this time. The trope is thus in full effect for the dub, but toned down in the original.



* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Rei, whose hair almost reaches his ankles, and Garland. Several others count, but these two are the most magnificient examples.

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* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Rei, whose hair almost reaches his ankles, Zeo, Gordo, and Garland. Garland have this going on the stronger. Several others would count, but these two are four leave the most magnificient examples.least room for discussion.


* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: While the dub got most of the names that stayed the same right, one name they flubbed on was that of Ray's Bit-Beast, Driger, which was originally said as "Drai-ger", but was changed to "Drih-ger".



* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: While the dub got most of the names that stayed the same right, one name they flubbed on was that of Ray's Bit-Beast, Driger, which was originally said as "Drai-ger", but was changed to "Drih-ger"


** In the manga, Kai's goal early on is to destroy as many beys as possible and the sport in general because he blames it for his father abandoning him. Hence why calling his gang "Shell Killers" makes sense. In the anime, his early goal is changed to wanting to find bit-beasts. "Shell Killers" still works for intimidation purposes, but the supposed meaning's fallen out from under it.

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** In the manga, Kai's goal early on is to destroy as many beys as possible and the sport in general because he blames it for his father abandoning him. Hence why calling his gang "Shell Killers" makes sense. In the anime, his early goal is changed to wanting to find bit-beasts. "Shell Killers" still works for intimidation purposes, but the supposed meaning's intended meaning has fallen out from under it.


** Played Straight. Various characters in the manga were lucky to even have names. The anime went on to give every single team its own set of bit-beasts and at least one on-screen battle. Some even got to be a major point in each Tournament arc.

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** Played Straight. Various Many characters in the manga were lucky suffer from underdevelopment, ranging from only existing for one panel to even have names. never getting a name or a battle to participate in. The anime went on to give every single team its own set of bit-beasts and each member at least one on-screen battle. Some even got to be a major point in each Tournament arc.battle.



* AdaptationExplanationExtrication:
** Ever wondered why the other Horsemen call Hiruta a traitor for taking them out of the game, even though he was thrown out of the gang and they were the very people who destroyed his bey? This is because in the manga, they were thrown out too after losing to Takao and it was Kai who destroyed Hiruta's bey. They understandably call him a traitor in the manga, but with their plot simplified, it makes little sense they do so in the anime.

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication:
AdaptationalHeroism: Team Psykick is real-evil in the manga (at least before DefeatMeansFriendship) instead of possessed-evil as it is in the anime.
* AdaptationalVillainy: No doubt Sōichirō Hiwatari deserves to get punched in the face for what he inflicts on his family as if they're his property, but he does genuinely care for Kai and, you know, he's not out to conquer the world like he is in the anime. Barthez is not a villain in the manga, notwithstanding that it's fair to ask how the bladers getting under the Heavy Metal System's influence affected him as their coach. In the anime, he's an abusive, controlling creep who's in league with Volkov.
* AdaptationExplanationExtrication:
** In the manga, Kai's goal early on is to destroy as many beys as possible and the sport in general because he blames it for his father abandoning him. Hence why calling his gang "Shell Killers" makes sense. In the anime, his early goal is changed to wanting to find bit-beasts. "Shell Killers" still works for intimidation purposes, but the supposed meaning's fallen out from under it.
** Ever wondered why the other Horsemen call Hiruta a traitor for taking them out of the game, even though he was thrown out of the gang earlier and they were the very people who destroyed his bey? This is because in the manga, they were thrown out too after losing to Takao and it was Kai who destroyed Hiruta's bey. They understandably call him a traitor in the manga, but with their plot simplified, it makes little sense they do so in the anime.



** The manga isn't shy to drop characters quietly, but in the case of Ivan no longer being with the Demolition/Blitzkrieg Boys, the manga actually provides an answer where the anime does not. He lost his team qualification match against Kai.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: After using the Cyber Bit-Beast [[spoiler: Minami (Wyatt)]] perishes in the original. This is cut from the dub and he is implied to have gone crazy instead. An obvious {{Bowdlerisation}} attempt though also arguably AFateWorseThanDeath.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: After using the Cyber Bit-Beast [[spoiler: cyber bit-beast, Minami (Wyatt)]] perishes in the original. This is cut from the dub and he is implied to have gone crazy instead. An obvious {{Bowdlerisation}} attempt though also arguably AFateWorseThanDeath.

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