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* {{Deconstruction}}: Tries to be one towards the PantyFighter genre. Keyword being [[IndecisiveDeconstruction "tries".]]

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Tries to be one towards the PantyFighter genre. Keyword being [[IndecisiveDeconstruction "tries".]]



* IndecisiveDeconstruction: When you're going to go after the PantyFighter genre, ''don't'' include '''''more''''' fanservice and nudity than the series you're trying to lambast. It makes you look like a gang of hypocrites.



* PantyFighter: Either an example of the genre with a half-assed attempt at {{Deconstruction}} applied on top to justify it, or an IndecisiveDeconstruction of the genre, depending on how charitable you're feeling.

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* PantyFighter: Either an example of the genre with a half-assed attempt at {{Deconstruction}} applied on top to justify it, or an IndecisiveDeconstruction Indecisive Deconstruction of the genre, depending on how charitable you're feeling.

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* FalseFriend: Oooh boy. Poor Aya. None of her childhood friends were legit.


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* UncertainDoom: The end has several major characters in situations where they're either KilledOffscreen, or JustHiding somewhere. [[spoiler: Aya's mother is in a building that's exploding in the same room as Aya, and Aya herself, limping along, clearly got out alive, while her mother is able-bodied, and never seen again. Natsume's mother is last seen tearing up Aya's pictures in a rage, stabbing them with scissors, until her front door opens, and she reacts with sheer terror, unable to scream, with several other exits in her home. Aya herself is last seen, limping along and pondering hiding in a dark alley...]]


%%* SexyStewardess

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%%* SexyStewardess* SexyStewardess: The series opens with Miko fighting a young woman dressed as a flight attendant.


* AndThatsTerrible: You know Female Fighting Tournament Anime is a terrible idea because the loser [[spoiler:is always made a sex slave...for syndicate regulations, apparently]].

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* AndThatsTerrible: You know Female Fighting Tournament Anime is a terrible idea because the loser [[spoiler:is always made a sex slave... for syndicate regulations, apparently]].



* KilledOffForReal: '''Everyone''' that appears in Fight 5, except [[spoiler: Aya]]. Heavily believed to be the case for [[spoiler:Natsume's mother]], given her role in the series.

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* KilledOffForReal: '''Everyone''' that appears in Fight 5, except [[spoiler: Aya]].[[spoiler:Aya]]. Heavily believed to be the case for [[spoiler:Natsume's mother]], given her role in the series.



* RevengeByProxy: [[spoiler: The whole point of the series, e.g. having the main character beaten, mindraped and possibly sold into sexual slavery as a final ''Screw You!'' to her still-living mother and her currently dead father, responsible for having dealt this very same fate to the still-living mother of one of the villains]].

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* RevengeByProxy: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The whole point of the series, e.g. having the main character beaten, mindraped and possibly sold into sexual slavery as a final ''Screw You!'' to her still-living mother and her currently dead father, responsible for having dealt this very same fate to the still-living mother of one of the villains]].



--> '''Aya's mother:''' I see. The crystal is not completed yet.

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--> '''Aya's -->'''Aya's mother:''' I see. The crystal is not completed yet.


* BigBad: [[spoiler: Miko is revealed to have been the mastermind behind everything in the end, with Haruki and Natsume as her CoDragons. It's just as ridiculous as it sounds]].

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* BigBad: [[spoiler: Miko [[spoiler:Miko is revealed to have been the mastermind behind everything in the end, with Haruki and Natsume as her CoDragons. It's just as ridiculous as it sounds]].



** At one point a girl gets punched in the shoulder and her ''skirt'' explodes.
** At another point, Aya actually punches a girl's in the gut. Her butt actually rips ''through'' her pants as a result.

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** At one point a A girl gets punched in the shoulder and her ''skirt'' explodes.
** At another point, Aya actually punches a girl's in the gut. Her butt actually rips ''through'' her pants as a result.



* CuteMute: Natsume's mother

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* CuteMute: Natsume's mothermother.



* DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler:Aya's mother.]]

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* %%* DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler:Aya's mother.]]



** SuddenDownerEnding



* FairCop
* {{Fanservice}}
** Every flavor represented. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d at a fast food [=McDonalds=] BlandNameProduct named "{{Moe}}".

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* %%* FairCop
* {{Fanservice}}
**
{{Fanservice}}: Every flavor represented. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d at a fast food [=McDonalds=] BlandNameProduct named "{{Moe}}".



* {{Gainaxing}}

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* %%* {{Gainaxing}}



* HeroicResolve

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* %%* HeroicResolve



* HotTeacher
* IdiotBall: Well done [[spoiler:[[NonActionGuy Haruki]]]], go in a fist fight with the near unstoppable Fighter...when you have guns.
** [[spoiler:Not that the guns helped Miko or Natsume who actually tried to use them and died for their trouble.]]

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* HotTeacher
* IdiotBall: Well done [[spoiler:[[NonActionGuy Haruki]]]], go in a fist fight with the near unstoppable Fighter...when you have guns.
** [[spoiler:Not that the guns helped Miko or Natsume who actually tried to use them and died for their trouble.]]
%%* HotTeacher



* KimonoFanservice

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* %%* KimonoFanservice



* KubrickStare[=/=]SlasherSmile
* LoveTriangle: A particularly cruel Type 4 involving Aya (a), Haruki (b) and [[spoiler: Miko (c)]].
* {{Made A|Slave}} SexSlave: [[spoiler: This is what happens to everyone who loses a Martial Hearts tournament.]]
* MamaBear: Aya's mother, [[spoiler:RetiredMonster]] Suzuko Ichisima.

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* KubrickStare[=/=]SlasherSmile
%%* KubrickStare
* LoveTriangle: A particularly cruel Type 4 involving Aya (a), Haruki (b) and [[spoiler: Miko [[spoiler:Miko (c)]].
* {{Made A|Slave}} SexSlave: [[spoiler: This is what happens to everyone MadeASlave: [[spoiler:Everyone who loses a Martial Hearts tournament.]]
tournament]] gets made a SexSlave.
* MamaBear: Aya's mother, [[spoiler:RetiredMonster]] RetiredMonster Suzuko Ichisima.



* MisplacedRetribution: The ending.

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* %%* MisplacedRetribution: The ending.



* NaughtyNurseOutfit

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* %%* NaughtyNurseOutfit



* {{Qipao}}

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* %%* {{Qipao}}



* SexyStewardess

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* %%* SexyStewardess



* StepfordSmiler

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* %%* StepfordSmiler



* VillainsNeverLie

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* %%* VillainsNeverLie



* WhamEpisode: Battle 5.

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* %%* WhamEpisode: Battle 5.



* WrenchWench

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* %%* WrenchWench



* WorldOfActionGirls

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* %%* WorldOfActionGirls

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* BigBad: [[spoiler: Miko is revealed to have been the mastermind behind everything in the end, with Haruki and Natsume as her CoDragons. It's just as ridiculous as it sounds]].


* [[spoiler:CycleOfRevenge]]: The sole reason why the Martial Hearts Tournament was born and still exists.

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* [[spoiler:CycleOfRevenge]]: The CycleOfRevenge: [[spoiler:The sole reason why the Martial Hearts Tournament was born and still exists.]]



* [[spoiler:DeathEqualsRedemption]]: Aya's mother.

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* [[spoiler:DeathEqualsRedemption]]: Aya's DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler:Aya's mother.]]



* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: There's nary a character who is not dead, insane, [[spoiler:in some kind of slavery]], or ''worse''.
** [[spoiler: SuddenDownerEnding]]

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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: There's DownerEnding: [[spoiler:There's nary a character who is not dead, insane, [[spoiler:in in some kind of slavery]], slavery, or ''worse''.
''worse''.]]
** [[spoiler: SuddenDownerEnding]]SuddenDownerEnding



* [[spoiler:KillEmAll]]: Woah boy, does it ''ever''.

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* [[spoiler:KillEmAll]]: Woah boy, does it ''ever''.KillEmAll: [[spoiler:Everyone ends up dead or worse by the end of the series.]]



* KubrickStare / SlasherSmile

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* KubrickStare / SlasherSmileKubrickStare[=/=]SlasherSmile



* [[spoiler: {{Made A|Slave}} SexSlave: This is what happens to everyone who loses a Martial Hearts tournament.]]
* MamaBear: Aya's Mother, [[spoiler:RetiredMonster]] Suzuko Ichisima

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* [[spoiler: {{Made A|Slave}} SexSlave: [[spoiler: This is what happens to everyone who loses a Martial Hearts tournament.]]
* MamaBear: Aya's Mother, mother, [[spoiler:RetiredMonster]] Suzuko IchisimaIchisima.



* SinsOfOurFathers: [[spoiler:The true purpose of the tournament is to exact revenge on Aya because her father created the first incarnation of the tournament and drove the villains' mothers insane and her mother won said tournament.]]



* [[spoiler:WasItAllALie]]: [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Yes, yes it was.]]

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* [[spoiler:WasItAllALie]]: [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb WasItAllALie: [[spoiler:[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Yes, yes it was.]]]]]]



---> '''Aya's mother:'''"I see. The crystal is not completed yet."

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---> --> '''Aya's mother:'''"I mother:''' I see. The crystal is not completed yet."


* {{Hypocrite}}: Miko [[spoiler:blaiming Aya for destroying the other contestants' lives and minds after defeating them...when she and the others were the ones who literally {{Mind Rape}}d them to idiocy after they were too weak to defend themselves. And also reconstructed, or simply exploidted, said tournament for vengeance in the first place]].

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Miko [[spoiler:blaiming Aya for destroying the other contestants' lives and minds after defeating them...when she and the others were the ones who literally {{Mind Rape}}d them to idiocy after they were too weak to defend themselves. And also reconstructed, or simply exploidted, exploited, said tournament for vengeance in the first place]].


* BullyHunter: Aya once took on and defeated an entire school of bullies, single-handedly, and in a single battle, presumably for Natsume's well-being. Ironically, this is precisely what makes her easy prey for the "plot" of the series.
* TheCakeIsALie: Some of the contestants are revealed as having wishes that are physically impossible to fulfill in episode 5.



* EvilGloating: The "psychic" lady in red in episode 4. Boy oh boy, would she come to regret that.



* GainaxEnding: Did anyone really see that ending coming?

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* GainaxEnding: Did anyone really see that ending coming?coming? What's worse is that many elements are deliberately left hanging leaving the resolution entirely up to the imagination of the audience.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Miko [[spoiler:blaiming Aya for destroying the other contestants' lives and minds after defeating them...when she and the others were the ones who literally {{Mind Rape}}d them to idiocy after they were too weak to defend themselves. And also reconstructed said tournament for vengeance in the first place]].

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Miko [[spoiler:blaiming Aya for destroying the other contestants' lives and minds after defeating them...when she and the others were the ones who literally {{Mind Rape}}d them to idiocy after they were too weak to defend themselves. And also reconstructed reconstructed, or simply exploidted, said tournament for vengeance in the first place]].


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* WhamLine: At the very end of episode 5.
---> '''Aya's mother:'''"I see. The crystal is not completed yet."


* DarkerAndEdgier: What less charitable viewers may see. While the work could be seen as a deconstruction of PantyFighter series like IkkiTousen, the fact that they use [[spoiler:[[AndThatsTerrible sex slaves as punishment]], [[PlotHoles handwave registration, law and money]], [[{{Anvilicious}} Take That after Take That]] at the [[StrawLoser fanbase and the rather heavy handed]] DownerEnding]], it can come off as an immature "{{Deconstruction}}" of it. It doesn't help that this all comes at the last minute.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: What less charitable viewers may see. While the work could be seen as a deconstruction of PantyFighter series like IkkiTousen, ''Manga/IkkiTousen'', the fact that they use [[spoiler:[[AndThatsTerrible sex slaves as punishment]], [[PlotHoles handwave registration, law and money]], [[{{Anvilicious}} Take That after Take That]] at the [[StrawLoser fanbase and the rather heavy handed]] DownerEnding]], it can come off as an immature "{{Deconstruction}}" of it. It doesn't help that this all comes at the last minute.


* PantyFighter

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* PantyFighterPantyFighter: Either an example of the genre with a half-assed attempt at {{Deconstruction}} applied on top to justify it, or an IndecisiveDeconstruction of the genre, depending on how charitable you're feeling.

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* CripplingOverspecialization: Episode 4's main fighter Rin made it to the Semi-finals because of her stress-based tactics. Apparently she had every fight inside of her shop, and was able to use an otaku crowd and their jeers to stress her opponents out so she could over-power them. When Aya over-comes this and turns the tables, we see Rin's physical prowess is much less than many previous villains like the Sisters.


* GambitPileup: {{Infodump}}ed in the last episode: A trio of sisters who helped organize the tournament wanted Aya to join them, but they were being manipulated by a man who looked like Haruki, a boy Aya liked. Except that boy turned out to be a [[spoiler:body double for the real Haruki]] who was working with [[spoiler:Natsume and Miko who were secretly acting as Aya's friends]]. And they were trying to get revenge in the name of Natsume's mother, who lost her vocal chords when she lost the last tournament to Aya's mother, who in turn entered because Natsume's grandfather had started the whole damn thing.

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* GambitPileup: {{Infodump}}ed in the last episode: A trio of sisters who helped organize the tournament wanted Aya to join them, but they were being manipulated by a man who looked like Haruki, a boy Aya liked. Except that boy turned out to be a [[spoiler:body double for the real Haruki]] who was working with [[spoiler:Natsume and Miko who were secretly acting as Aya's friends]]. And they were trying to get revenge in the name of Natsume's mother, who lost her vocal chords cords when she lost the last tournament to Aya's mother, who in turn entered because Natsume's grandfather had started the whole damn thing.


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In short, think of this as a streamlined ''IkkiTousen'' without the thin veil of a ''Literature/{{Romance of the Three Kingdoms}}'' plot behind it.

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In short, think of this as a streamlined ''IkkiTousen'' ''Manga/IkkiTousen'' without the thin veil of a ''Literature/{{Romance of the Three Kingdoms}}'' ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' plot behind it.it.


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** Near the end it almost feels like the {{Ecchi}}/PantyFighter genre's version of FunnyGames. "Oh, what's that? You like girls fighting each other with lots of {{Fanservice}}? Well how about ''now'', you sicko!?" And much like ''Funny Games'', both people in and out of its target group just shook their heads while performing a FacePalm.

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