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* BadassBiker: Joseph, Gerd, Hermann.
* BadassLongcoat: Hermann, Xargin.

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* BadassBiker: Joseph, Gerd, and Hermann.
* BadassLongcoat: Hermann, Hermann and Xargin.



* BigBad: Xargin, and he's ''pretty''!

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* BigBad: Magwald Xargin, most powerful of all the Amalgams, aims to KillAllHumans and he's ''pretty''!replace them with Amalgams as revenge for the discrimination he and the immigrant population suffered.


* TheDogBitesBack: After attaining his Amalgam powers, Malek ends up killing the upperclassmen who insulted him and Johann for being immigrants, and driven the latter to commit suicide.

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* TheDogBitesBack: After attaining his Amalgam powers, Malek ends up killing the upperclassmen who insulted him and Johann for being immigrants, and driven immigrants to the point of driving the latter to commit suicide.


* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Amalgams or at least Beatrice can survive in space unassisted by anything other than their powers.



* BringMyBrownPants: When Malek unleashes his new powers to the three upperclassmen who drove [[spoiler:Johann]] to commit suicide, one of them understandably wets themselves in terror.

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* BringMyBrownPants: When Malek unleashes his new powers to the three upperclassmen who drove [[spoiler:Johann]] to commit suicide, one of them understandably wets themselves himself in terror.


* JapaneseDelinquents: The series features a group of delinquents who antagonize everyone in their path from fellow schoolmates to [[AdultsAreUseless Useless Adults]] with no fear of reprisal (their ability to manipulate characters and to escape karmic retribution is rage-inducing, but largely for how obvious a rage plant they are). Physical and verbal [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] abound, in addition to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide forcing Malek friend Johann to commit suicide]]]]. These three school seniors seem to run their neighborhood, and for all we know Japan, with an iron fist [[spoiler: until their reign eventually comes to an end as Malek fittingly murders them during the second arc of the series, but]] the sour taste of their deeds doesn't wash out right away, as much a result of the implausibility of their overblown [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] as the heinousness of it.

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* JapaneseDelinquents: The series features a group of delinquents who antagonize everyone in their path from fellow schoolmates to [[AdultsAreUseless Useless Adults]] with no fear of reprisal (their ability to manipulate characters and to escape karmic retribution is rage-inducing, but largely for how obvious a rage plant they are). Physical and verbal [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] abound, in addition to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide forcing Malek Malek's friend Johann to commit suicide]]]]. These three school seniors seem to run their neighborhood, and for all we know Japan, with an iron fist [[spoiler: until their reign eventually comes to an end as Malek fittingly murders them during the second arc of the series, but]] the sour taste of their deeds doesn't wash out right away, as much a result of the implausibility of their overblown [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] as the heinousness of it.

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* JapaneseDelinquents: The series features a group of delinquents who antagonize everyone in their path from fellow schoolmates to [[AdultsAreUseless Useless Adults]] with no fear of reprisal (their ability to manipulate characters and to escape karmic retribution is rage-inducing, but largely for how obvious a rage plant they are). Physical and verbal [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] abound, in addition to [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide forcing Malek friend Johann to commit suicide]]]]. These three school seniors seem to run their neighborhood, and for all we know Japan, with an iron fist [[spoiler: until their reign eventually comes to an end as Malek fittingly murders them during the second arc of the series, but]] the sour taste of their deeds doesn't wash out right away, as much a result of the implausibility of their overblown [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] as the heinousness of it.


* BigBad: Xargin, and he's ''pretty''!



* BigBad: Xargin, and he's ''pretty''!


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* BringMyBrownPants: When Malek unleashes his new powers to the three upperclassmen who drove [[spoiler:Johann]] to commit suicide, one of them understandably wets themselves in terror.


* PottyFailure: One of the [[spoiler:bullies]] before [[spoiler:Malik goes postal on them with his newly acquired powers.]].

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* PottyFailure: One of the [[spoiler:bullies]] before [[spoiler:Malik goes postal on them with his newly acquired powers.]].


* GratuitousGerman: "Amalgam" is a modern (if technical) German word, too. "Blassreiter" does translate to "Pale Rider", more or less, but completely lacks the badass connotations of the latter. Justified, as the setting is actually Germany.

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* GratuitousGerman: "Amalgam" is a modern (if technical) German word, too. "Blassreiter" does translate to "Pale Rider", Rider" ("Blasser Reiter" would've been actually correct, but still stilted German), more or less, but completely lacks the badass connotations of the latter. Justified, as the setting is actually Germany.


* KickTheDog: The upperclassmen often insult Malek and Johann for being immigrants [[spoiler:which drove Johann to commit suicide]]. [[TheDogBitesBack This one turns out to be a very bad idea.]]

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* KickTheDog: The upperclassmen often insult Malek and Johann for being immigrants [[spoiler:which drove Johann to commit suicide]]. [[TheDogBitesBack This one turns out to be a very bad idea.]]

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: After Malek gains his powers, he kills off the upperclassmen to [[spoiler:exact revenge on what they did to him and Johann]].


Look TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. When a violent, monstrous cyborg runs loose on a German motorcycle racing track, hero champion Gerd Frentzen is crippled, seemingly for life. But he gets better with the help of a mysterious woman, reviving as a super-powered cyborg himself. After the paparazzi catch him turning Demoniacs (the afore-mentioned monstrous cyborgs) into properly pwned ashes, the media hails him as [[MessianicArchetype the Messiah.]] However, there is more to his miraculous comeback than meets the eye, and he's not the only super-cyborg on the block...hell, he's not even one of the strongest, [[DecoyProtagonist because this show is not about him...]]

Feels like a ''Franchise/KamenRider'' series animated by the same guys as ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'' or ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'', with an intriguing and heartrending story spiced with eye-catching battle scenes. There is a powerful social message folded into this vividly animated seinen action series, made even more shocking by its reality. There's the main conflict of humanity trying to earn its right to survive against the rise of its "evolution," the profanely powerful Amalgams, which is impressive enough in its execution to stand alone. Then, entwined within the personal stories of the characters is a dramatic exploration of the kind of elitist, anti-immigrant, xenophobic oppression [[TruthInTelevision you KNOW happens in real life,]] which adds an entirely new depth and impact to the work.

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Look TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. When a violent, monstrous cyborg runs loose on a German motorcycle racing track, hero champion Gerd Frentzen is crippled, seemingly for life. But he gets better with the help of a mysterious woman, reviving as a super-powered cyborg himself. After the paparazzi catch him turning Demoniacs (the afore-mentioned monstrous cyborgs) into properly pwned ashes, the media hails him as [[MessianicArchetype the Messiah.]] Messiah]]. However, there is more to his miraculous comeback than meets the eye, and he's not the only super-cyborg on the block...hell, he's not even one of the strongest, [[DecoyProtagonist because this show is not about him...]]

him]]...

Feels like a ''Franchise/KamenRider'' series animated by the same guys as ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'' or ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'', with an intriguing and heartrending story spiced with eye-catching battle scenes. There is a powerful social message folded into this vividly animated seinen action series, made even more shocking by its reality. There's the main conflict of humanity trying to earn its right to survive against the rise of its "evolution," the profanely powerful Amalgams, which is impressive enough in its execution to stand alone. Then, entwined within the personal stories of the characters is a dramatic exploration of the kind of elitist, anti-immigrant, xenophobic oppression [[TruthInTelevision you KNOW happens in real life,]] life]], which adds an entirely new depth and impact to the work.



** HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: Sword Rider (War), Scale Rider (Famine), Bow Rider (Conquest) and Pale Rider (Death) (in the meaning "Pale Rider [[NanoMachines nanobots]]" it would be Pestilence, but then there's ''The Pale Rider'', or "[[TitleDrop Blassreiter]]").
*** Interestingly, this trope could thematically apply to 4 central characters: Gerd (White-Conquest), Joseph (Blue/Black-Famine), [[spoiler: Hermann]] (Red-War), and Xargin (Pale-Death). The first 3 even have [[CoolBike Cool Bikes]] as their mounts, while Xargin rides an actual horse.

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** HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: Sword Rider (War), Scale Rider (Famine), Bow Rider (Conquest) and Pale Rider (Death) (in the meaning "Pale Rider [[NanoMachines nanobots]]" {{nano|Machines}}bots" it would be Pestilence, but then there's ''The Pale Rider'', or "[[TitleDrop Blassreiter]]").
*** Interestingly, this trope could thematically apply to 4 central characters: Gerd (White-Conquest), Joseph (Blue/Black-Famine), [[spoiler: Hermann]] (Red-War), and Xargin (Pale-Death). The first 3 even have [[CoolBike Cool Bikes]] {{Cool Bike}}s as their mounts, while Xargin rides an actual horse.



* AsTheGoodBookSays: Xargin has a habit of spontaneously quoting scripture. Joseph does some quoting himself in the last episode.

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Xargin has a habit of spontaneously quoting scripture.Scripture. Joseph does some quoting himself in the last episode.



* CharacterDevelopment: Malek is the only character that changes much over the series, with everyone else more getting character reveals through flashbacks. Still, he goes from an angsty wimp agonizing over why God won't solve his problems for him to a decidedly heroic [[spoiler:AscendedFanboy who succeeds Joseph]]

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* CharacterDevelopment: Malek is the only character that changes much over the series, with everyone else more getting character reveals through flashbacks. Still, he goes from an angsty wimp agonizing over why God won't solve his problems for him to a decidedly heroic [[spoiler:AscendedFanboy who succeeds Joseph]]Joseph]].



** The bullet that Brad carries around his neck [[spoiler: is later used to MercyKill his old partner, Lena.]]
** After [[spoiler: the fall of the XAT,]] Amanda paints Al, Brad and Lena's names onto the top of her TransformingMecha, and soon after the kanji for the word 'Bond' gets added. [[spoiler: This later serves to snap Al out of his amalgam-induced FaceHeelTurn.]]

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** The bullet that Brad carries around his neck [[spoiler: is later used to MercyKill his old partner, Lena.]]
Lena]].
** After [[spoiler: the fall of the XAT,]] XAT]], Amanda paints Al, Brad and Lena's names onto the top of her TransformingMecha, and soon after the kanji for the word 'Bond' gets added. [[spoiler: This later serves to snap Al out of his amalgam-induced FaceHeelTurn.]]



* ConspicuousCGI: Perfectly okay, because it's ''fucking awesome''.
* CoolBike: ShapeShifting ''jet'' bike with smart and talkative [[subscript:and [[FairySexy cute]]]]... err... "auto-pilot".

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* ConspicuousCGI: ConspicuousCG: Perfectly okay, because it's ''fucking awesome''.
* CoolBike: ShapeShifting {{Shapeshifting}} ''jet'' bike with smart and talkative [[subscript:and [[FairySexy cute]]]]... err... "auto-pilot".



* FinalGirl: Practically [[InvokedTrope invoked]] with [[spoiler:Amanda]].

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* FinalGirl: Practically [[InvokedTrope invoked]] {{invoked|Trope}} with [[spoiler:Amanda]].



* GratuitousEnglish: the opening, "amalgam" is an old English word

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* GratuitousEnglish: the The opening, "amalgam" is an old English wordword.



* HeroKiller: Xargin, most evident when he [[spoiler: marches on Zwolf Castle with an army of 30,000 demoniacs, only to walk into the castle himself and effortlessly crush everything in his way, including a recently powered-up Joseph that said army paralyzed with fear.]]

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* HeroKiller: Xargin, most evident when he [[spoiler: marches on Zwolf Castle with an army of 30,000 demoniacs, only to walk into the castle himself and effortlessly crush everything in his way, including a recently powered-up Joseph that said army paralyzed with fear.]]fear]].



* KickTheDog: The upperclassmen often insult Malek and Johann for being immigrants [[spoiler:which drove Johann to commit suicide]]. [[TheDogBitesBack This one turns out to be a very bad idea]].

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* KickTheDog: The upperclassmen often insult Malek and Johann for being immigrants [[spoiler:which drove Johann to commit suicide]]. [[TheDogBitesBack This one turns out to be a very bad idea]].idea.]]



* TheOnlyOne: As one of the strongest living Amalgams, Joseph seems to be the only one capable of maintaining his sanity and compassion to defend humanity, since [[spoiler: the only other Amalgams on his side eventually either have to be put down or don't survive TheDragon.]]

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* TheOnlyOne: As one of the strongest living Amalgams, Joseph seems to be the only one capable of maintaining his sanity and compassion to defend humanity, since [[spoiler: the only other Amalgams on his side eventually either have to be put down or don't survive TheDragon.]]TheDragon]].



* OurMonstersAreDifferent: The Demoniac {{Mook}}s are basically nanotech [[TheUndead Zombies]].

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* OurMonstersAreDifferent: The Demoniac {{Mook}}s {{Mooks}} are basically nanotech [[TheUndead Zombies]].

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* HarmfulHealing: Gerd accepts a "secret experimental wonder pill" from a stranger, reasonably guessing that whatever it is, things aren't going to be any worse for a half-paralyzed racing champion ditched by his girlfriend. Turns out that it was not quite a correct assumption, even though he got to ride a bike again.


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* TooDumbToLive: The upperclassmen get killed by Malek's newly awakened powers after mocking him and Johann for being immigrants. Seriously, what were they thinking?

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