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* CharacterCheck: His insecurities still crop up routinely through series and he still blushes a bit too much. {{Justified}} in the first instance because he's with [[MagnificentBastard Aizen]] and in the later because that's standard for his [[Asexuality orientation.]]

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* CharacterCheck: His insecurities still crop up routinely through series and he still blushes a bit too much. {{Justified}} in the first instance because he's with [[MagnificentBastard Aizen]] and in the later because that's standard for his [[Asexuality orientation.[[AsexualityOrientation.]]


** also does this a bit in phase 3 but it's much softened by the fact that Gin knows exactly what he's doing and plays along.

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** also Also does this a bit in phase 3 but it's much softened by the fact that Gin knows exactly what he's doing and plays along.


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[[caption-width-right:250:[[UndyingLoyalty Loves him anyway]]

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* MasterOfIllusion
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When she stops snarking either [[FromBadToWorse crap just got real]] , [[LetsGetDangerous it's time to drop the hammer]] or Aizen's [[BeneathTheMask seriously hurting]] and she's refraining from [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown piling on.]] Usually leads to DontYouDarePityMe in the last instance.
* SarcasmMode: Constantly

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* MasterOfIllusion
MasterOfIllusion: As Aizens Zanpakuto its to be expected that hes a master of illusion.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When she stops snarking either [[FromBadToWorse crap just got real]] , real]], [[LetsGetDangerous it's time to drop the hammer]] or Aizen's [[BeneathTheMask seriously hurting]] and she's refraining from [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown piling on.]] Usually leads to DontYouDarePityMe in the last instance.
* SarcasmMode: ConstantlyConstantly.



* WhatAnIdiot: to Gin [[OnceAnEpisode Constantly]] {{Justified}} as he's an [[LoveMakesYouDumb idiot in love]].

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* WhatAnIdiot: to Gin [[OnceAnEpisode Constantly]] {{Justified}} as he's an [[LoveMakesYouDumb idiot in love]].
love.]]






* BreakThemByTalking: His go to weapon against Aizen. It usually fails but when he [[OhCrap succeeds]]
* CryForTheDevil: His backstory is tragic and when he finally does breakdown in the shower while trying to convince himself he [[IPromisedMyselfIWouldntCry isn't allowed to]] it [[TearJerker hurts ]]

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* BreakThemByTalking: His go to weapon against Aizen. It usually fails but when he [[OhCrap succeeds]]
succeeds.]]
* CryForTheDevil: His backstory is tragic and when he finally does breakdown in the shower while trying to convince himself he [[IPromisedMyselfIWouldntCry isn't allowed to]] it [[TearJerker hurts hurts.]]



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: To Aizen all the time

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: To Aizen all the timetime.



* ClingyJealousGirl: shows signs of this.
* InelegantBlubbering
* {{Hypocrite}}: she cheated on Aizen first. Ulq calls her on this. Somewhat mitigated in that Aizen coerced her.

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* ClingyJealousGirl: shows Shows signs of this.
* InelegantBlubbering
InelegantBlubbering: Does this after he catches Aizen with Gin.
* {{Hypocrite}}: she She cheated on Aizen first. Ulq Ulquiorra calls her on this. Somewhat mitigated in that Aizen coerced her.



* ExtremeDoorMat: to Orihime

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* ExtremeDoorMat: to OrihimeTo Orihime.



* LoveMartyr: also to Orihime

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* LoveMartyr: also Also to Orihime
Orihime.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: She knowingly comes between Aizen and Gin not that Aizen [[EvilFeelsGood complained]]

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: She knowingly comes between Aizen and Gin not that Aizen [[EvilFeelsGood complained]]Complained.]]



* SleepCute: a TearJerker variety when he cuddles with a hypothermic Aizen to keep him warm following the fight with Jac.

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* SleepCute: a A TearJerker variety when he cuddles with a hypothermic Aizen to keep him warm following the fight with Jac.



* InsecureLoveInterest
* {{Uke}}

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* InsecureLoveInterest
InsecureLoveInterest: To Renji.
* {{Uke}}
{{Uke}}: Suprisingly the submissive to Renjis dominant.



* AllGaysArePromiscuous: {{Averted}} in ''Sun and Monkey'' he and Byakuya are extremely [[SeductionProofMarriage loyal]]
* BadassGay: well he is Renji
* MistakenForCheating: after meeting with Aizen.

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* AllGaysArePromiscuous: {{Averted}} in ''Sun and Monkey'' he He and Byakuya are extremely [[SeductionProofMarriage loyal]]
loyal.]]
* BadassGay: well Well he is Renji
Renji and a lieutenant.
* MistakenForCheating: after After meeting with Aizen.


* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: Most of late phase 1 and phase 2. Most notably the [[TreacheryIsASpecialKindOfEvil affair]] in ''CWST''.
* TheCasanova: And [[CommonKnowledge everyone knows]]
* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: [[UpToEleven Averted]] because Aizen likes to see Gin blush,
* CharacterCheck: {{Invoked}} makes an active point of reminding everyone what a cold bastard he is whenever the mask slips a bit. While some of this is to protect Gin from Jac a lot of it is straight up pride. This is especially noticeable in ''Game'' and ''Safe Harbour'' when he's trying to keep Gin at arms length, Phase 2 with the [[TreacheryIsASpecialKindOfEvil affair]].

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* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: Most of late phase 1 and phase 2. Most notably the [[TreacheryIsASpecialKindOfEvil affair]] Affair]] in ''CWST''.
* TheCasanova: And [[CommonKnowledge everyone knows]]
knows.]]
* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: [[UpToEleven Averted]] because Aizen likes to see Gin blush,
blush.
* CharacterCheck: {{Invoked}} makes an active point of reminding everyone what a cold bastard he is whenever the mask slips a bit. While some of this is to protect Gin from Jac a lot of it is straight up pride. This is especially noticeable in ''Game'' and ''Safe Harbour'' when he's trying to keep Gin at arms length, Phase 2 with the [[TreacheryIsASpecialKindOfEvil affair]].affair.]]



* DepravedBisexual
* EnemyWithin: Jac

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* DepravedBisexual
DepravedBisexual: Hes bi-sexual and his actions towards his interests are very depraved at the start.
* EnemyWithin: JacJac.



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: {{Zigzagged}} Starts out {{Deconstructed}} with Aizen trying to find a better partner for Gin to protect him from Jac, but Gin doesn't [[SingleTargetSexuality make it easy]] and Aizen can't really bring himself to go through with it. When he finally does manage to chase Gin away in ''CWST'' it [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone breaks him]]. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Literally no one]] cares not even Cherry.

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: {{Zigzagged}} Starts out {{Deconstructed}} with Aizen trying to find a better partner for Gin to protect him from Jac, but Gin doesn't [[SingleTargetSexuality make it easy]] and Aizen can't really bring himself to go through with it. When he finally does manage to chase Gin away in ''CWST'' it [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone breaks him]]. him.]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Literally no one]] cares not even Cherry.



* MomentOfWeakness: Referenced in ''Can't be in there with you'' in a FlashBack of him [[PleaseDontLeaveMe begging Gin to stay with him in the hospital]] he [[LameExcuse blames]] it on [[InVinoVeritas painkillers]].

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* MomentOfWeakness: Referenced in ''Can't be in there with you'' in a FlashBack of him [[PleaseDontLeaveMe begging Gin to stay with him in the hospital]] he [[LameExcuse blames]] it on [[InVinoVeritas painkillers]]. painkillers.]]



* NotSoStoic: {{downplayed}} at the end of ''I love'' played very straight in ''CF'' much to Gin's [[StunnedSilence shock]].

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* NotSoStoic: {{downplayed}} at the end of ''I love'' played very straight in ''CF'' much to Gin's [[StunnedSilence shock]].shock.]]



** Safe harbour exemplifies this

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** Safe harbour exemplifies thisthis.



* PillarsOfMoralCharacter: Oddly enough but a lot of the Phase 4 plot is driven by a mix On and Gimu towards Gin for standing by him through everything. Admittedly Gin is the only one shows this towards.

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* PillarsOfMoralCharacter: Oddly enough but a lot of the Phase 4 plot is driven by a mix On and Gimu towards Gin for standing by him through everything. Admittedly Gin is the only one he shows this towards.



* StepfordSnarker: Tends to get an acid tongue whenever Gin hits a little [[DidYouThinkICantFeel too close to home]].

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* StepfordSnarker: Tends to get an acid tongue whenever Gin hits a little [[DidYouThinkICantFeel too close to home]].home.]]



* YourCheatingHeart: ''cwst'' treated as a [[TreacheryIsASpecialKindOfEvil special kind of evil]].


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* YourCheatingHeart: ''cwst'' treated as a [[TreacheryIsASpecialKindOfEvil special kind of evil]].

evil.]]




[[caption-width-right:250:[[UndyingLoyalty Loves him anyway]] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:[[UndyingLoyalty Loves him anyway]] ]]anyway]]



* ActOfTrueLove: Many times but most notably agreeing to defect with Aizen and forgiving him his [[WhyWouldAnyoneTakeThemBack ridiculous number of transgressions]]

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* ActOfTrueLove: Many times but most notably agreeing to defect with Aizen and forgiving him his [[WhyWouldAnyoneTakeThemBack With his ridiculous number of transgressions]]



* CharacterCheck: His insecurities still crop up routinely through series and he still blushes a bit too much. {{Justified}} in the first instance because he's with [[MagnificentBastard Aizen]] and in the later because that's standard for his [[Asexuality orientation]].

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* CharacterCheck: His insecurities still crop up routinely through series and he still blushes a bit too much. {{Justified}} in the first instance because he's with [[MagnificentBastard Aizen]] and in the later because that's standard for his [[Asexuality orientation]]. orientation.]]



* DistressedDude: A lot of the problems especially in Phases 2 and 4 are due to Jac pulling a perpetual IHaveYourIndex and Aizen's subsequent [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl always save Gin]].

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* DistressedDude: A lot of the problems especially in Phases 2 and 4 are due to Jac pulling a perpetual IHaveYourIndex and Aizen's subsequent [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl always save Gin]].Gin.]]



* ObliviousToLove: The early chapters of ''Game'' are largely driven by his complete denial of his own feeling and oblivious or outright cynicism to Aizen's overtures. It's not entirely [[LadykillerInLove undeserved]]

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* ObliviousToLove: The early chapters of ''Game'' are largely driven by his complete denial of his own feeling and oblivious or outright cynicism to Aizen's overtures. It's not entirely [[LadykillerInLove undeserved]] Undeserved.]]



* TenderTears: In almost every fic in the series and no one is [[TearJerker calling him down]] for it

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* TenderTears: In almost every fic in the series and no one is [[TearJerker calling him down]] for itit.



* NonHumanSidekick

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* NonHumanSidekickNonHumanSidekick: A white furred pet fox who helps him out.



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When she stops snarking either [[FromBadToWorse crap just got real]] , [[LetsGetDangerous it's time to drop the hammer]] or Aizen's [[BeneathTheMask seriously hurting]] and she's refraining from [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown piling on]]. Usually leads to DontYouDarePityMe in the last instance.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When she stops snarking either [[FromBadToWorse crap just got real]] , [[LetsGetDangerous it's time to drop the hammer]] or Aizen's [[BeneathTheMask seriously hurting]] and she's refraining from [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown piling on]]. on.]] Usually leads to DontYouDarePityMe in the last instance.



* ShipperOnDeck: With Aizen and Gin {{Justified}} in that she's a reflection of Aizen and Gin's [[BlatantLies totally just]] [[LadyKillerInLove a toy to him]].

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* ShipperOnDeck: With Aizen and Gin {{Justified}} in that she's a reflection of Aizen and Gin's [[BlatantLies totally just]] [[LadyKillerInLove a toy to him]].him.]]


* {{Kuudere}}: type 1 to the point where even Gin doesn't realize there's a 'dere' side for years.


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* SugarAndIcePersonality: Gin doesn't realize there's a sweet side for years.

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* TroubledAbuser: Mostly on a psychological level a lot of the way he treats people is just imitating the Jac treated him. ''Cycle'' is pretty much about this shift from victim to victimizer.


* CharacterCheck: {{Invoked}} makes an active point of reminding everyone what a cold bastard he is whenever the mask slips a bit. While some of this is to protect Gin from Jac a lot of it is straight up pride. This is especially noticeable in ''Game''and ''Safe Harbour'' when he's trying to keep Gin at arms length, Phase 2 with the [[TreacheryIsASpecialKindOfEvil affair]].

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* CharacterCheck: {{Invoked}} makes an active point of reminding everyone what a cold bastard he is whenever the mask slips a bit. While some of this is to protect Gin from Jac a lot of it is straight up pride. This is especially noticeable in ''Game''and ''Game'' and ''Safe Harbour'' when he's trying to keep Gin at arms length, Phase 2 with the [[TreacheryIsASpecialKindOfEvil affair]].



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: {{Zigzagged}} Starts out {{Deconstructed}} with Aizen trying to find a better partner for Gin to protect him from Jac, but Gin doesn't [[SingleTargetSexuality make it easy]] and Aizen's can't really bring himself to go through with it. When he finally manages to chase Gin away in ''CWST'' though it [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone breaks him]]. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Literally no one]] cares not even Cherry.

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: {{Zigzagged}} Starts out {{Deconstructed}} with Aizen trying to find a better partner for Gin to protect him from Jac, but Gin doesn't [[SingleTargetSexuality make it easy]] and Aizen's Aizen can't really bring himself to go through with it. When he finally manages does manage to chase Gin away in ''CWST'' though it [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone breaks him]]. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Literally no one]] cares not even Cherry.



* OpenMouthInsertFoot: Practically runs on this trope but particularly in early ''Game'' where he does nothing to help Gin's misgivings by consistently playing up his {{Cassanova}} traits and responding to Gin's rejections in a less than [[PayEvilUntoEvil optimal manner]]

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* OpenMouthInsertFoot: Practically runs on this trope but particularly in early ''Game'' where he does nothing to help Gin's misgivings by consistently playing up his {{Cassanova}} {{Casanova}} traits and responding to Gin's rejections in a less than [[PayEvilUntoEvil optimal manner]]



* CharacterCheck: His insecurities still crop up routinely through series and he still blushes a bit too much. {{Justified}} in the first instance because he's with [[MagnificentBastard Aizen]] and in the later becasue that's standard for his [[Asexuality orientation]].

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* CharacterCheck: His insecurities still crop up routinely through series and he still blushes a bit too much. {{Justified}} in the first instance because he's with [[MagnificentBastard Aizen]] and in the later becasue because that's standard for his [[Asexuality orientation]].

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* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: Most of late phase 1 and phase 2. Most notably the [[TreacheryIsASpecialKindOfEvil affair]] in ''CWST''.


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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: {{Zigzagged}} Starts out {{Deconstructed}} with Aizen trying to find a better partner for Gin to protect him from Jac, but Gin doesn't [[SingleTargetSexuality make it easy]] and Aizen's can't really bring himself to go through with it. When he finally manages to chase Gin away in ''CWST'' though it [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone breaks him]]. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Literally no one]] cares not even Cherry.


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* ActOfTrueLove: Many times but most notably agreeing to defect with Aizen and forgiving him his [[WhyWouldAnyoneTakeThemBack ridiculous number of transgressions]]


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* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Aizen from assisting in his plans, to defecting, to forgiving him. Gin will do ''anything'' for him.

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* LikeAGodToMe: His petname forr Aizen is his 'Sun', and references to the legend of Helios are made constantly.

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* CharacterCheck: {{Invoked}} makes an active point of reminding everyone what a cold bastard he is whenever the mask slips a bit. While some of this is to protect Gin from Jac a lot of it is straight up pride. This is especially noticeable in ''Game''and ''Safe Harbour'' when he's trying to keep Gin at arms length, Phase 2 with the [[TreacheryIsASpecialKindOfEvil affair]].
**also does this a bit in phase 3 but it's much softened by the fact that Gin knows exactly what he's doing and plays along.


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* IHatePastMe: In Cycle Aizen grows to loathe the weak child he once was. {{Subverted}} to [[EmotionalTorque devastating]] effect later as what he's become keeps getting in the way of his relationship with Gin.


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* CharacterCheck: His insecurities still crop up routinely through series and he still blushes a bit too much. {{Justified}} in the first instance because he's with [[MagnificentBastard Aizen]] and in the later becasue that's standard for his [[Asexuality orientation]].
*CharacterDevelopment: Gin learns Aizen's tricks and the art of mind games well. In CWST he shows Aizen and the reader just how well he learned.


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*SingleTargetSexuality: towards Aizen.

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* HopeIsScary: Thanks to the situation with Jac his feelings towards actually falling in love with Gin have an element of this.


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* JerkassWoobie: {{Deconstructed}} throughout Phase 1 and 2 The tension between his JerkassWoobie tendencies and actually caring about Gin is a major plot driver.
** {{Justified}} with his backstory in ''Pact'' and ''Cycle'' and when his reasons for trying to [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies dump Gin]] are revealed in Lie.
** {{Reconstructed}} in phase 3 as he starts being more honest with Gin.

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* OpenMouthInsertFoot: Practically runs on this trope but particularly in early ''Game'' where he does nothing to help Gin's misgivings by consistently playing up his {{Cassanova}} traits and responding to Gin's rejections in a less than [[PayEvilUntoEvil optimal manner]]
** Safe harbour exemplifies this
** Also in CF when his fears loosen his tongue.


* StartOfDarkness: ''Pact'' and ''Cycle'' show how he met Jac and how the hollow subsequently breaks him. Though he wasn't exactly IncorruptablePurePureness to begin with.

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* StartOfDarkness: ''Pact'' and ''Cycle'' show how he met Jac and how the hollow subsequently breaks him. Though he wasn't exactly IncorruptablePurePureness IncorruptiblePurePureness to begin with.

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