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* NaturalEndOfTime: While how natural it is is debatable, the Spiral Nemesis is a Big Crunch scenario resulting from Spiral Beings(life that evolves and possesses willpower) producing enough Spiral Power that the sheer amount of energy-mass they create it causes the universe to collapse.


* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:In the end, all the races the Anti-Spiral has destroyed or crippled is to ensure they never evolve far enough to trigger the Spiral Nemesis from coming into being -- thus averting universal destruction and prolonging the universe's existence indefinitely. As ''nuts'' as the Anti-Spiral is about is as well as well as the possibility he's just pointlessly paranoid, he's sincere enough about it in the end that his final words to Team Dai-Gurren is to accept his own destruction and urge them to protect the universe in his stead.]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:In the end, all the races the Anti-Spiral has destroyed or crippled is to ensure they never evolve far enough to trigger the Spiral Nemesis from coming into being -- thus averting universal destruction and prolonging the universe's existence indefinitely. As ''nuts'' as Even if the Anti-Spiral is insane about is as well as well as the possibility he's Spiral Nemesis or just pointlessly paranoid, he's sincere enough about it in the end that his final words to Team Dai-Gurren is are to accept his own destruction and urge them to protect the universe in his stead.]]


* HopeCrusher: His main method of eliminating spiral energy (which is derived from hope and courage) by destroying their opponents HopeSpot before snatching victory in the cruelest and unfair way possible to destroy their will to fight.[[spoiler: He does this because he knows that despair is the only way to truly stamp out Spiral Power and thus the Spiral Nemesis.]]

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* HopeCrusher: His main method of eliminating spiral energy (which is derived from hope and courage) by destroying their opponents HopeSpot before snatching victory in the cruelest and unfair unfairest way possible to destroy their will to fight.[[spoiler: He does this because he knows that despair is the only way to truly stamp out Spiral Power and thus the Spiral Nemesis.]]


* AFatherToHisMen: Was genuinely worried when Viral was sent flying.

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* AFatherToHisMen: AFatherToHisMen:
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Was genuinely worried when Viral was sent flying.



* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Adiane angrily declares she was sleeping with Thymilph to manipulate him. [[spoiler:But when she dies, she seems genuinely sad she didn't avenge him. Not the response of a manipulater.]]

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther:
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Adiane angrily declares she was sleeping with Thymilph to manipulate him. [[spoiler:But when she dies, she seems genuinely sad she didn't avenge him. Not the response of a manipulater.]]



* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Kinda. Sorta.]]

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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Kinda. Sorta.]]%%* BackFromTheDead



* BadassBaritone: Especially in the dub.

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* BadassBaritone: Especially He has a very deep voice, especially in the dub.dub, and is a very powerful fighter.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:LAZENGANN! OVERLOAD!!!]]

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* %%* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:LAZENGANN! OVERLOAD!!!]][[spoiler:!!]]



* TheLastDance: [[spoiler:Twice!]]

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* TheLastDance: [[spoiler:Twice!]]%%* TheLastDance



** Doubles as UncannyValley.



* BoomerangBigot: [[spoiler:The Anti-Spirals use to be Spiral beings themselves.]]

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* BoomerangBigot: [[spoiler:The Anti-Spirals use to be were once Spiral beings themselves.]]



* [[HiveQueen Hive King]]: Subverted. Although often known in fandom as the Anti-Spiral King, he's not actually a ruler but a [[HiveMind collective avatar]] of the entire Anti-Spiral race.

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* [[HiveQueen Hive King]]: HiveQueen: Subverted. Although often known in fandom as the Anti-Spiral King, he's not actually a ruler but a [[HiveMind collective avatar]] of the entire Anti-Spiral race.


The incredibly fey air general. Cytomander is a bird man with a serious ego. Guame chastises him for being too brash, and when he's on the losing side of a battle, the guy [[AxCrazy ''really'' flips his lid.]] His personal Gunmen is Shuzack, and his flagship is the Dai-Gunten.

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The incredibly fey air general. Cytomander is a bird man with a serious ego. Guame chastises him for being too brash, and when he's on the losing side of a battle, the guy [[AxCrazy ''really'' [[AxCrazy flips his lid.]] His personal Gunmen is Shuzack, and his flagship is the Dai-Gunten.


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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: None of the other Four Generals mourn his death due to him being [[EvenEvilHasStandards a bastard even by their standards.]] The movie has Guame mock him ''mere seconds'' after he dies and his presence isn't needed to form Do-Ten-Kai-Zan.


* TheBattleDidntCount: Manages to survive a Giga Drill Break(er) in his first direct battle with Simon.

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* TheBattleDidntCount: Manages to survive a Giga Drill Break(er) in his first direct battle with Simon.Simon due to his Ganmen's unique control scheme allowing it to pitch him out before the drill made contact.



* VaguenessIsComing: Makes references to humanity's "true" enemy and how Spiral power will doom them, but never provides specifics. Somewhat in that he's speaking either to himself or Lordgenome, so the details aren't actually needed.

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* VaguenessIsComing: Makes references to humanity's "true" enemy and how Spiral power will doom them, but never provides specifics. Somewhat justified in that he's speaking either to himself or Lordgenome, so the details aren't actually needed.


* BadassGrandpa: In a manner of speaking. He's about as old as Lordgenome, and thinks 200 years is still young.



* CoolOldGuy


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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: In a manner of speaking. He's about as old as Lordgenome, and thinks 200 years is still young.


* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: In the end, what he is trying to do is ensure the universe's survival, however, he's totally freaking NUTS in the way he goes about it. However, one could [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation interpret]] his actions as not coming out of a desire to protect the universe, but to protect ''[[ItsAllAboutMe himself]]''. It would certainly fit with how much of an AbsoluteXenophobe the guy shows himself to be, and how he's willing to [[OmnicidalManiac kill every other living thing in the universe]] to do so. After all, what good is a universe without any life existing in it? Still, he accepts defeat well, and did let a very, very, very limited humanity survive for a time (so it is not ALL life).]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the end, what he all the races the Anti-Spiral has destroyed or crippled is trying to do is ensure they never evolve far enough to trigger the Spiral Nemesis from coming into being -- thus averting universal destruction and prolonging the universe's survival, however, existence indefinitely. As ''nuts'' as the Anti-Spiral is about is as well as well as the possibility he's totally freaking NUTS just pointlessly paranoid, he's sincere enough about it in the way he goes about it. However, one could [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation interpret]] end that his actions as not coming out of a desire final words to Team Dai-Gurren is to accept his own destruction and urge them to protect the universe, but to protect ''[[ItsAllAboutMe himself]]''. It would certainly fit with how much of an AbsoluteXenophobe the guy shows himself to be, and how he's willing to [[OmnicidalManiac kill every other living thing in the universe]] to do so. After all, what good is a universe without any life existing in it? Still, he accepts defeat well, and did let a very, very, very limited humanity survive for a time (so it is not ALL life).his stead.]]


* DirtyOldMan: A highly disturbing one at the too. His actions with Nia are especially telling. He slobbers when he laughs.

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* DirtyOldMan: A highly disturbing one at the too. His actions with Nia are especially telling. He gropes Nia, feeling her up and offers to spare her life in exchange for sex. He slobbers when he laughs.


* ColdHam: Even in his more quiet moments, he's still a ham.



* ColdHam: Even in his more quiet moments, he's still a ham.


* ColdHam: Even in his more quiet moments, he's still a ham.



* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:His NonstandardCharacterDesign gives him this vibe, rather than seeming human in his own right, he ends up looking like something from the game Videogame/EarthBound, not as frightening as Giygas, but the way the Anti-Spiral looks makes it seem as if he's "Out of Sync" with reality, which, in a manner of speaking, he is.]].

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* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:His NonstandardCharacterDesign gives him this vibe, rather than seeming human It's humanoid in his own right, he ends up looking like something from the game Videogame/EarthBound, not as frightening as Giygas, shape, but the way the Anti-Spiral looks Anti-Spiral's lack of features and sketchy animation style makes it seem as if he's "Out of Sync" with reality, which, in a manner of speaking, he is.]].



* LargeHam: [[spoiler:Yes, even in his more quiet moments, he's still a ham.]]



* OrderVersusChaos: The Order to Team Dai-Gurren's Chaos. Showcased in it's rather bland and lifeless mechs it sends against the group as well as the fact they're all interchangable from each other. Even Lordgenome's forces had more personality and a bit of fun to them.

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* OrderVersusChaos: OrderIsNotGood: The Order to Team Dai-Gurren's Chaos. Showcased in it's rather bland and lifeless mechs it sends against the group as well as the fact they're all interchangable from each other. Even Lordgenome's forces had more personality and a bit of fun to them.


%%* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope

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%%* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: When the Anti-Spiral race discovered the possibility of the Spiral Nemesis, rather than theorize on ways to slow it or lessen Spiral Energy consumption they instead jumped straight to removing their own capacity for it and then to ''genociding literally every other Spiral Race in existence.''



* RoyalWe: Justified, as he's speaking for his entire species.

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* RoyalWe: Justified, as he's a MindHive speaking for his entire species.

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* AmbiguousSituation: One of the greatest questions spawned by debates over it is "Does it even exist?" The answer will most likely never be revealed.


* BewareMyStingerTail: She is apparently a scorpion Beastman, though no other fatures appear.

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* BewareMyStingerTail: She is apparently a scorpion Beastman, though no other fatures features appear.


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* DeathByIrony: She tried to avenge Thymilph's death, and was killed by his personal battleship.


* HeroKiller: Part of its backstory is that it's killed countless Spiral warriors before. He tries to break Team Dai-Gurren by rubbing in their face the fact that making it to his dimension does not make them special. He fails, of course. Of the main group, he does kill [[spoiler:Kittan]] and possibly many minor characters who were all heroes in their own right (depending on whether you're watching TheMovie or not). Also, while he didn't kill Lordgenome, he did '''break''' him.

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* HeroKiller: Part of its the Anti-Spiral's backstory is that it's he's killed countless Spiral warriors before. He tries to break Team Dai-Gurren by rubbing in their face the fact that making it to his dimension does not make them special. He fails, of course. Of the main group, he does kill [[spoiler:Kittan]] and possibly many minor characters who were all heroes in their own right (depending on whether you're watching TheMovie or not). Also, while he didn't kill Lordgenome, he did '''break''' him.

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