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** There's also Koyuki singing in English without knowing the language. To be fair, he sings well, it's only his accent that sucks (for example, his "gently" in "Moon in the Water" sounds like "gent'''r'''y").

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** There's also Koyuki singing in English without knowing the language. To be fair, he sings well, he's not ''that'' bad with getting it right, it's only his accent that sucks that's too thick (for example, his "gently" in "Moon in the Water" sounds like "gent'''r'''y").

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* ProgressiveInstrumentation: At the climax of ''Manga/{{Beck}}'', [[spoiler:everyone but Koyuki has given up, so he is left on his own on stage, and begins to play without the rest of the band.]] Inspired, one by one the rest of the band joins in, building on the song this way. The song in the original Japanese audio was Music/TheBeatles' "I Got A Feeling," but it was changed for the dub.


* BewareTheSillyOnes: Chiba's a loud, passionate goofball, and his temper is largely played for laughs. He's also hands down the toughest fighter in the band, and kicks ass on behalf of his friends more than once.



* BewareTheSillyOnes: Chiba's a loud, passionate goofball, and his temper is largely played for laughs. He's also hands down the toughest fighter in the band, and kicks ass on behalf of his friends more than once.


* JerkAss: Ryuusuke, especially later in the manga.
** Also, Kevin in the manga. He does everything to push the members of BECK (rather, MCS) around while they are touring the USA as the opening act for F.V.E. (the band for which he and his brother, David, who is sympathetic towards the guys, play) just for the hell of it. But then again, he justifies this by the fact that MCS's performances in USA are subpar (which they had been, until Ryusuke rejoined them in Seattle). From what David tells Ryusuke later on, this may be simply prejudice since [[spoiler: Kevin had a Japanese girlfriend in high school, but she cheated on him.]]
** Ryusuke should be more like a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.

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* JerkAss: Ryuusuke, especially later {{Jerkass}}: Quite a few characters in the manga.
series are jerks.
** Also, Kevin in the manga. He does everything to push the members of BECK (rather, MCS) around while they are touring the USA as the opening act for F.V.E. (the band for which he and his brother, David, who is sympathetic towards the guys, play) just for the hell of it. But then again, he justifies this by the fact that MCS's performances in USA are subpar (which they had been, until Ryusuke rejoined them in Seattle). From what David tells Ryusuke later on, this may be simply prejudice since [[spoiler: Kevin had a Japanese girlfriend in high school, but she cheated on him.]]
** Ryusuke should be more like a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ryuusuke may be a jerk, but he has a nice personality under it all.



* MySisterIsOffLimits: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] after Ryuuki hears the members of Beck joke about how much Koyuki and Maho spend time together. His response is to pull Koyuki to the side and give him a condom.

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* MySisterIsOffLimits: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] after Ryuuki Ryuusuke hears the members of Beck joke about how much Koyuki and Maho spend time together. His response is to pull Koyuki to the side and give him a condom.

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* TookALevelInBadass: A pre-series example. Maho explains that before he started training in Karate, Chiba was timid and a constant victim of bullying. Now he's a brash delinquent with fighting skills to back it up.

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* BewareTheSillyOnes: Chiba's a loud, passionate goofball, and his temper is largely played for laughs. He's also hands down the toughest fighter in the band, and kicks ass on behalf of his friends more than once.
* TheBigGuy: Chiba is loud, proud and a little dense, but the most loyal friend you could ask for. Beck is a non-action series, but whenever there is a fight to be had, you can be sure Chiba is in the middle of it or on his way.


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* BoisterousBruiser: Chiba has NoIndoorVoice and a temperament to match, and is the band's de facto muscle when trouble arrises.


* IKnowKarate: It's mentioned that Chiba is a martial artist, though for most of the series it's an InformedAttribute we only see when he harasses his friends with kicks and [[WrestlerInAllOfUs pro wrestling moves]]. His skills are finally put on display when [[ChekovsSkill he uses Karate]] to rescue Koyuki from [[TheBrute a recurring villain]] and periodically [[CurbStompBattle trounces]] [[BullyHunter schoolyard bullies]]. It's even more impressive in the live action movie, when he knocks around a large gang at the skatepark. Most of the fight happens off-screen, but the bullies limp away frantically as Chiba triumphantly cheers, so it can be inferred he's just as tough as he claims to be.

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* IKnowKarate: It's mentioned that Chiba is a martial artist, though for most of the series it's an InformedAttribute we only see when he harasses his friends with kicks and [[WrestlerInAllOfUs pro wrestling moves]]. His skills are finally put on display when [[ChekovsSkill [[ChekhovsSkill he uses Karate]] to rescue Koyuki from [[TheBrute a recurring villain]] and periodically [[CurbStompBattle trounces]] [[BullyHunter schoolyard bullies]]. It's even more impressive in the live action movie, when he knocks around a large gang at the skatepark. Most of the fight happens off-screen, but the bullies limp away frantically as Chiba triumphantly cheers, so it can be inferred he's just as tough as he claims to be.

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* IKnowKarate: It's mentioned that Chiba is a martial artist, though for most of the series it's an InformedAttribute we only see when he harasses his friends with kicks and [[WrestlerInAllOfUs pro wrestling moves]]. His skills are finally put on display when [[ChekovsSkill he uses Karate]] to rescue Koyuki from [[TheBrute a recurring villain]] and periodically [[CurbStompBattle trounces]] [[BullyHunter schoolyard bullies]]. It's even more impressive in the live action movie, when he knocks around a large gang at the skatepark. Most of the fight happens off-screen, but the bullies limp away frantically as Chiba triumphantly cheers, so it can be inferred he's just as tough as he claims to be.





* TheAce: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] with Koiyuki. He's considered by those around him to be naturally gifted at singing, but his guitar skills are considered mediocre at the start of the story. The latter continues to grow with the more he practices.

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* TheAce: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] {{Downplayed|Trope}} with Koiyuki. He's considered by those around him to be naturally gifted at singing, but his guitar skills are considered mediocre at the start of the story. The latter continues to grow with the more he practices.



* BashBrothers / BackToBackBadasses: Chiba + Tetsuo = CurbStompBattle.

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* BashBrothers / BackToBackBadasses: BashBrothers[=/=]BackToBackBadasses: Chiba + Tetsuo = CurbStompBattle.

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* TheAce: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] with Koiyuki. He's considered by those around him to be naturally gifted at singing, but his guitar skills are considered mediocre at the start of the story. The latter continues to grow with the more he practices.


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* ArousedByTheirVoice: Koiyuki's singing voice is considered this InUniverse; it was what initially got Beck noticed and Koiyuki finds himself developing fangirls amongst his classmates after a performance at the Cultural Festival.


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* SenseiChan: A DeconstructedTrope with Momoko. Because she is young and attractive she gives off this vibe, but because of it [[RealityEnsues none of the students or faculty actually respect her as an authority figure]]. This, combined with the rumors about her, ends up getting so bad that she is forced to leave her job.

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* MySisterIsOffLimits: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] after Ryuuki hears the members of Beck joke about how much Koyuki and Maho spend time together. His response is to pull Koyuki to the side and give him a condom.


** Doggie, Leon Sykes's manga-only second bodyguard, is a dead-on {{Expy}} of SnoopDogg.

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** Doggie, Leon Sykes's manga-only second bodyguard, is a dead-on {{Expy}} of SnoopDogg.Music/SnoopDogg.


* ThePowerOfRock: A more realistic version than usual.



* ThePowerOfRock: A more realistic version than usual.


* AGoodNameForARockBand; Well, no. "BECK" gets settled on because all other options Ryuusuke and Chiba can come up with suck ''worse''. By the time they make their international debut, their first agent comes up with the name "Mongolian Chop Squad". It's used whenever they're outside Japan, usually abbreviated to [=MCS=].
** LineOfSightName: How they settle on "BECK"; they name the band after the dog, who was there at the time.


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* AGoodNameForARockBand; Well, no. "BECK" gets settled on because all other options Ryuusuke and Chiba can come up with suck ''worse''. By the time they make their international debut, their first agent comes up with the name "Mongolian Chop Squad". It's used whenever they're outside Japan, usually abbreviated to [=MCS=].
** LineOfSightName: How they settle on "BECK"; they name the band after the dog, who was there at the time.


* BigDamnHeroes: Ryuusuke has a bad habit of making impossible bets. [[spoiler:Later in the manga, at Avalon Fest, he wagers that BECK will get the most viewers, everyone else goes out of their way to help. Matt Reed flies Koyuki in with his helicopter when it seems like Koyuki will be late for the show, and colleague band Room 13 tells people to go to their performance. Even Hype's singer Dexter Adams tells his fans to head to the show. Even the festival's organizer, Jodie Riley, helps out by opening up the gates and let anyone into the stage, even those without passes (since they would end up rioting to get in anyway). Unfortunately, it doesn't quite work out.]]



* BurgerFool: Hiromi used to work at a donut joint when Koyuki met her. She was fired for making a mistake (which is [[NoodleIncident never described]] or brought up again).



* BigDamnHeroes: Ryuusuke has a bad habit of making impossible bets. [[spoiler:Later in the manga, at Avalon Fest, he wagers that BECK will get the most viewers, everyone else goes out of their way to help. Matt Reed flies Koyuki in with his helicopter when it seems like Koyuki will be late for the show, and colleague band Room 13 tells people to go to their performance. Even Hype's singer Dexter Adams tells his fans to head to the show. Even the festival's organizer, Jodie Riley, helps out by opening up the gates and let anyone into the stage, even those without passes (since they would end up rioting to get in anyway). Unfortunately, it doesn't quite work out.]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: Ryuusuke has BurgerFool: Hiromi used to work at a bad habit of donut joint when Koyuki met her. She was fired for making impossible bets. [[spoiler:Later in the manga, at Avalon Fest, he wagers that BECK will get the most viewers, everyone else goes out of their way to help. Matt Reed flies Koyuki in with his helicopter when it seems like Koyuki will be late for the show, and colleague band Room 13 tells people to go to their performance. Even Hype's singer Dexter Adams tells his fans to head to the show. Even the festival's organizer, Jodie Riley, helps out by opening a mistake (which is [[NoodleIncident never described]] or brought up the gates and let anyone into the stage, even those without passes (since they would end up rioting to get in anyway). Unfortunately, it doesn't quite work out.]]again).

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