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* ShoutOut: Jack passes the time in the manga cafe with Makoto by reading several volumes of the ''Manga/Golgo13'' manga, with him clearly getting invested enough to read a whole stack of them.

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* MythologyGag: [[spoiler:The Collaborators being a third faction hostile to both the Resistance and Enlightened, with plans on world domination, heavily reflect the N'zeer, aliens who opposed the Shapers and destroyed instead of created.]]


* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Sarah's power includes, but is not limited to: see the normally-invisible XM, see how XM Portals are connected even over long physical distances, send messages through XM Portals as Glyphs ([[spoiler:which is the crux of both [[BigBad the Collaborators']] and [[TheManBehindTheMan Brandt's]] plans to subliminally MindControl the global populous)]], [[spoiler:exist as a fully cognizant spiritual being in the XM Substrate,]] see and hear what's happening around XM Portals, [[spoiler:create XM Barriers that can block Dark XM, disrupt Dark XM (which causes it to explode), ''attack'' using XM in the Substrate (and if you get destroyed there it renders you DeaderThanDead), outright force the alignments of XM Portals in the real world to shift, and eventually globally reset the Portals.]] In a setting like this one, it turns out [[SuperpowerLottery this girl won the lottery!]]



** HeartIsAnAwesomePower: it includes, but is not limited to: see the normally-invisible XM, see how XM Portals are connected even over long physical distances, send messages through XM Portals as Glyphs ([[spoiler:which is the crux of both [[BigBad the Collaborators']] and [[TheManBehindTheMan Brandt's]] plans to subliminally MindControl the global populous)]], [[spoiler:exist as a fully cognizant spiritual being in the XM Substrate,]] see and hear what's happening around XM Portals, [[spoiler:create XM Barriers that can block Dark XM, disrupt Dark XM (which causes it to explode), ''attack'' using XM in the Substrate (and if you get destroyed there it renders you DeaderThanDead), outright force the alignments of XM Portals in the real world to shift, and eventually globally reset the Portals.]] In a setting like this one, it turns out [[SuperpowerLottery this girl won the lottery!]]


* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: As evidenced in the above picture, the two leads Makoto and Jack fall under the factions Enlightened (Green) and Resistance (Blue). Though Sarah is inbetween, signifying that she has not chosen either.

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: As evidenced in the above picture, the two leads Makoto and Jack fall under the factions Enlightened (Green) and Resistance (Blue). Though Sarah is inbetween, signifying that she has not chosen either. Dark XM is an ominous orange-red. [[spoiler:Brandt's XM being red at the start is actually a clever piece of foreshadowing to his true intentions and abilities.]]


* BunnyEarsLawyer: "Zion" is an extremely quirky (and heavily implied to be a shut-in) old friend of Makoto's who would prioritize going around in his car to set up Portals and fields for his (what he thinks is a game) faction over his social anxiety, but he's also an extremely proficient hacker who can set up Makoto and Jack with passports and detailed instructions on how to get past customs with them. [[spoiler:He's also instrumental in Makoto's plan to get the Resistance and Enlightened factions cooperating and organized so they can globally support Sarah's efforts to defeat Brandt in the XM Substrate.]]



** BunnyEarsLawyer: "Zion" is an extremely quirky (and heavily implied to be a shut-in) old friend of Makoto's who would prioritize going around in his car to set up Portals and fields for his (what he thinks is a game) faction over his social anxiety, but he's also an extremely proficient hacker who can set up Makoto and Jack with passports and detailed instructions on how to get past customs with them. [[spoiler:He's also instrumental in Makoto's plan to get the Resistance and Enlightened factions cooperating and organized so they can globally support Sarah's efforts to defeat Brandt in the XM Substrate.]]


* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Brandt]] genuinely cares for [[spoiler:Jack]] as their friend, their plot is ultimately [[WellIntentionedExtremist built on altruism taken to extremes]] and it notably doesn't put them at the helm of the new order they want, but rather the intention was always to make [[spoiler:Sarah]] the one at the very top, citing their capacity for kindness and empathy as the most important factor alongside the inherent ability to do it. That said, [[spoiler:Brandt]] is not above manipulating said friend, the altruistic goal they envision is an abhorrent violation of free will [[spoiler:on a ''global'' scale]] and when [[spoiler:Sarah]] proves completely unwilling to cooperate, [[spoiler:Brandt]] decides to cut their losses and either brainwash [[spoiler:Sarah]] into compliance or ''kill them DeaderThanDead'' and take [[spoiler:Sarah's]] powers to do it themselves.



* DodgeTheBullet: Jack's CombatClairvoyance ability allows him to do this.

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* DodgeTheBullet: BadassAbnormal: Jack's CombatClairvoyance ability allows powers let him to do this.see briefly into the future and react accordingly, but it doesn't give him any superior physical abilities--[[OneManArmy that's entirely on him.]]



** BunnyEarsLawyer: "Zion" is an extremely quirky (and heavily implied to be a shut-in) old friend of Makoto's who would prioritize going around in his car to set up Portals and fields for his (what he thinks is a game) faction over his social anxiety, but he's also an extremely proficient hacker who can set up Makoto and Jack with passports and detailed instructions on how to get past customs with them. [[spoiler:He's also instrumental in Makoto's plan to get the Resistance and Enlightened factions cooperating and organized so they can globally support Sarah's efforts to defeat Brandt in the XM Substrate.]]



* DodgeTheBullet: Jack's CombatClairvoyance ability allows him to do this.



* FatalFlaw: Pride and Greed for [[spoiler:the Collaborators.]] All they see is the profit to be gained from exploiting XM for their own ends, and their machinations and status has made them exceedingly arrogant, thinking they cannot be stopped by the time the anime starts. [[spoiler:Makoto, Jack and Sarah prove that they're not as invincible as they thought they were, and Brandt [[BoomHeadshot seals it with bullets to the head.]]]]



* TheHeavy: Even though [[spoiler:the Collaborators]] are the ones pulling his strings, the one carrying most of the villainous plot is Liu. Even when his bosses take the reigns, [[spoiler:they get swiftly dispatched by Brandt's scheme, and Liu ends up being the last known Collaborator villain to die in the end.]]



* LaResistance: Like the game, the Resistance faction, which Jack is a member of.

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* KryptoniteFactor: XM fields and Portals impair or outright cancel the abilities of opposite-aligned Sensitives (ej, Jack of the Resistance cannot use his future-sight power while inside an Enlightened field). In some cases it may even prove debilitating/mentally taxing to Sensitives, although this is never shown in the anime. Now consider that XM is ''literally everywhere'' and that ''anyone'' with the Ingress app [[KryptoniteIsEverywhere can do something about the fields and Portals near them...]]
** On the other end, Dark XM is harmful to ''everyone,'' except possibly [[spoiler:Dark XM Simulacrums]]. On the "lighter" end of the spectrum its effects can cause unbearable physical and mental pain to whoever comes in contact with it, and it can and ''will'' kill if exposed to it for long enough. [[spoiler:Even Simulacrums are not safe because their bodies will eventually break down in 1331 days and violently explode.]]
* LaResistance: Like the game, the Resistance faction, which Jack is a member of. In practice, Makoto, Jack and Sarah wind up forming one against [[spoiler:the Collaborators]], with some allies of their own along the way, including [[spoiler:an actual armed Resistance at one point.]]



* NeverFoundTheBody: We never see [[spoiler:Hank]]'s corpse, just the implication that they died in an explosive car crash. [[spoiler:The ending reveals he lived and is travelling with Makoto.]]
** Similar circumstances apply to [[spoiler:ADA]], though it's considerably less ambiguous. [[spoiler:The ending also confirms she lives...perhaps in more ways than were expected.]]
** This is part of the reason why Jack is initially mistrustful of Sarah, as he has no idea what has become of Brandt and finds it hard to believe he ''literally'' exploded. [[spoiler:That was actually just Brandt's Simulacrum; his real corpse is safely stored in one of his bases.]]
** And finally, this is Makoto's reasoning for [[spoiler:his WalkingTheEarth ending. He has seen neither Sarah nor Jack's corpses, and Sarah's parting words to him imply that at least they will meet again one day, so he travels the world in hopes it will come true. Jury's out on both, as Brandt makes it clear that you don't actually need your corpse to create a new Simulacrum, so even Jack, whom we viewers ''watched explode'', has hope of coming back.]]



* PowerIncontinence: Makoto wears a glove on his right hand at all times because his ability activates whenever he touches an object with his bare skin, regardless of whether or not he wants it to.
* {{Psychometry}}: Makoto's special ability, which he has used as part of the police force to solve several cases.

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* PowerIncontinence: Makoto wears a glove on his right hand at all times because his ability activates whenever he touches an object with his bare skin, regardless of whether or not he wants it to.
to. His power is {{Psychometry}}, described down below. Suffice to say, this has [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer caused him]] ''[[AllOfTheOtherReindeer a lot]]'' [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer of grief over the years,]] including his own mother being terrified of him for it.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Some of the ''many'' organizations working under the flag of [[spoiler:the Collaborators.]] Hulong {{Mook}}s hound our protagonist nearly the entire anime, and they also cross paths with a different (but still enemy) force [[spoiler:when they have to travel abroad.]]
* {{Psychometry}}: Makoto's special ability, which he has used as part of the police force to solve several cases. Makoto finds very practical uses for it during the anime, such as hacking into restricted terminals (by viewing the terminal's memory of whoever accessed it recently) or [[spoiler:viewing an airplane control's memory of its deceased pilots to learn how to steer it into an emergency landing.]]


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* StuffBlowingUp: When Dark XM becomes heavily destabilized, it can react in this manner. In particular, "Violent Recursion" is what happens when a [[spoiler:Dark XM Simulacrum]] has this happen to them, whether involuntarily ([[spoiler:by reaching the degradation deadline of 1331 days]]) or voluntarily ([[spoiler:as both Brandt and Jack demonstrate]]).


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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Sarah's. (She thinks) Her Sensitive power is to see XM, which seemingly was limited only to helping her research be more convenient. Of course, it soon becomes apparent to the main characters and to the viewer that it's way more than just that.
** HeartIsAnAwesomePower: it includes, but is not limited to: see the normally-invisible XM, see how XM Portals are connected even over long physical distances, send messages through XM Portals as Glyphs ([[spoiler:which is the crux of both [[BigBad the Collaborators']] and [[TheManBehindTheMan Brandt's]] plans to subliminally MindControl the global populous)]], [[spoiler:exist as a fully cognizant spiritual being in the XM Substrate,]] see and hear what's happening around XM Portals, [[spoiler:create XM Barriers that can block Dark XM, disrupt Dark XM (which causes it to explode), ''attack'' using XM in the Substrate (and if you get destroyed there it renders you DeaderThanDead), outright force the alignments of XM Portals in the real world to shift, and eventually globally reset the Portals.]] In a setting like this one, it turns out [[SuperpowerLottery this girl won the lottery!]]

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* DodgeTheBullet: Jack's CombatClairvoyance ability allows him to do this.


* FreezeFrameBonus: In episode 8, [[https://i.imgur.com/dE38yGI.png the Ingress Prime scanner on Makoto's phone has an URL below the logo]], following [[http://qa-ingress.nianticlabs.com/plfe said URL leads to a blank page with some text on the top]]:

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In episode 8, [[https://i.imgur.com/dE38yGI.png the Ingress Prime scanner on Makoto's phone has an URL below the logo]], following [[http://qa-ingress.nianticlabs.com/plfe said URL leads to a blank page with some text on the top]]:


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** The finale features a shot of [[https://www.reddit.com/r/OperationEssex/comments/bjcus7/the_ring/ Sarah's ring]] containing glyphs on it. On the front when flipped over is 'You - Mind - Human - Destiny - Lead". Inside is "Data" superimposed with "All".


* ArcNumber: Like the game, 1331.


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* AndTheAdventureContinues: The series ends with [[spoiler:Makoto and Hank travelling as Nomads with Makoto intent to find Sarah and Jack out there in the world.]]


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* ArcNumber: Like the game, 1331.


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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Two major ones in fact. First Jack uses his out of time simulacrum body to blow up Brandt's real body, allowing Sarah to fully defeat him and then Sarah rids the world of the Dark XM that's been spreading, seemingly vanishing away afterwards.]]


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* TheStinger: The final episode has one [[spoiler:showing ADA in a different location than the one she was seemingly blown up at (with 'ADA-L13' adorned on a wall), typing on a computer screen "Ingress Completed" and welcoming back the coma patient she was possessing who has woken up.]]

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* PowerGivesYouWings: Whilst inside the [[spoiler:XM Substrate, Sarah gains a pair colored Blue and Green, as they are made up of the links to the Resistance and Enlightened portals that she has united to defeat Brandt.]]


* AIIsACrapshoot: As with the game, ADA may or may not fall under this.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: As with the game, ADA may or may not fall under this. [[spoiler:Subverted. She is the one assisting and co-operating with Makoto and Jack during their journey in an effort to stop the Collaborators' plans. Said Collaborators had feared this would be the case for her and had made a concentrated effort to find and destroy her across the net.]]



* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: As evidenced in the above picture, the two leads Makoto and Jack fall under the factions Enlightened (Green) and Resistance (Blue). Though Sarah has seemingly not chosen either.

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: As evidenced in the above picture, the two leads Makoto and Jack fall under the factions Enlightened (Green) and Resistance (Blue). Though Sarah is inbetween, signifying that she has seemingly not chosen either.


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** As well, [[spoiler:the image of the globe that appears at the start is covered in Dark XM for the final episode, representing the state of the world.]]


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* WetwareBody: ADA was rumoured to be capable of possessing human bodies. [[spoiler:Which she can very much do (but it heavily depends on the host body and their willingness to submit to her) and had been in hiding by possessing the body of a comatose woman who Brandt was treating and provided to ADA.]]


* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: Jack has a pair of shades which act as a scanner. Hulong mooks have similar technology built into their helmets and their plainclothes operatives have contact lenses which do the same. Jack swipes a pair and gives them to Makoto.

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* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: Jack has a pair of shades which act as a scanner. Hulong mooks have similar technology built into their helmets and their plainclothes operatives have contact lenses which do the same. Jack swipes a pair and gives them to Makoto. [[spoiler:The Collaborators's plot involves a mass-marketed version of these goggles designed to insert subliminal messages into the minds of the wearers.]]



* {{Telepathy}}: [[spoiler:Liu's]] power is to read minds,

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* {{Telepathy}}: [[spoiler:Liu's]] power is to read minds, minds.



* TrojanPrisoner: Christopher Brant lets himself be captured in the first episode, because he knows he'll be taken to Sarah. When that happens, he uses Dark XM to blow up himself and everyone else but her, facilitating her escape.

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* TrojanPrisoner: Christopher Brant Brandt lets himself be captured in the first episode, because he knows he'll be taken to Sarah. When that happens, he uses Dark XM to blow up himself and everyone else but her, facilitating her escape.

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* CreativeClosingCredits: The ending theme features a montage showcasing the profiles of various real life Ingress players as well as live action footage of the game in action.


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* ForeignLanguageTheme: The opening and ending sequences use Music/AltJ's "Tessellate" and "In Cold Blood".


* AssimilationPlot: [[spoiler:Brant wants to use the Dark XM to upload the souls of everyone on Earth into the substrate, then use Sarah's power to guide them toward a singular purpose.]]
* CloningBlues: [[spoiler:Dark XM can be used to create a perfect simulacrum of a person, but the copy only lasts 1331 days and then violently explodes when the Dark XM loses containment. In addition, though this process can be repeated without limit, the clone never remembers anything beyond the point they were first cloned, though Brant gets around this by storing his memory in a computer and uploading it into his copies.]]

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* AssimilationPlot: [[spoiler:Brant [[spoiler:Brandt wants to use the Dark XM to upload the souls of everyone on Earth into the substrate, then use Sarah's power to guide them toward a singular purpose.]]
* CloningBlues: [[spoiler:Dark XM can be used to create a perfect simulacrum of a person, but the copy only lasts 1331 days and then violently explodes when the Dark XM loses containment. In addition, though this process can be repeated without limit, the clone never remembers anything beyond the point they were first cloned, though Brant Brandt gets around this by storing his memory in a computer and uploading it into his copies.]]


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* EvolvingCredits: For the opening, the reflections in the eyes of Makoto, Jack and Sarah show different locations relevant to the story every few episodes. [[spoiler:For instance, the opening during episodes 1 through 4 show the Hulong Lab, Kyoto Lab and Kansai International Airport.]]


* CloningBlues: [[spoiler:Dark XM can be used to create a perfect simulacrum of a person, but the copy only lasts 1331 days and then violently explodes when the Dark XM loses containment. In addition, though this process can be repeated without limit, the clone never remembers anything beyond the point the point they were first cloned, though Brant gets around this by storing his memory in a computer and uploading it into his copies.]]

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* CloningBlues: [[spoiler:Dark XM can be used to create a perfect simulacrum of a person, but the copy only lasts 1331 days and then violently explodes when the Dark XM loses containment. In addition, though this process can be repeated without limit, the clone never remembers anything beyond the point the point they were first cloned, though Brant gets around this by storing his memory in a computer and uploading it into his copies.]]

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