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* GenderBender: Any akuma formed by one (heterosexual) lover pining for the other (the Japanese akuma who helps the gang in Tokyo, for example). [[spoiler:Alma Karma was a woman -- Kanda's girlfriend, in fact -- in a previous life.]]

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* GenderBender: Any akuma formed by one (heterosexual) lover pining for the other (the Japanese akuma who helps Akuma created from a British wedding couple in the gang in Tokyo, Introduction arc, for example). [[spoiler:Alma Karma was a woman -- Kanda's girlfriend, in fact -- in a previous life.]]

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** In Hallow -the 2016 continuation, there were cases of scenes and lines being cut. In the manga, Cross hugs Allen, saying he wishes Nea had chosen another host as his vessel. Then he says he can't laugh at Tiedoll's open affection for his students in longer. He's also shown wondering is sacrificing one thing always has to be done to protect something else, which hints he sees it as a case of IDidWhatIHadToDo. In the anime, Cross just tells Allen he's going to kill someone he loves when he becomes the 14th. Hie 2 lines about Tiedoll and DirtyBusiness are complete skipped over.


** Filler episode 25 Allen is shown to have a severe mistrust of all Exorcist Generals -saying that due to his bad experience with Cross, he didn't believe Generals were good people. There was also a scene where Yeegar speaks to Allen about Cross, saying that he is the best at destroying Akuma, but isn't good at human interaction. Neither of these scenes were in the manga, and contradicted the canon of General Yeegar already being dead before Allen and Lenalee are sent to find Cross.



** Filler episode 25 Allen is shown to have a severe mistrust of all Exorcist Generals -saying that due to his bad experience with Cross, he didn't believe Generals were good people. There was also a scene where Yeegar speaks to Allen about Cross, saying that he is the best at destroying Akuma, but isn't good at human interaction. Neither of these scenes were in the manga, and contradicted the canon of General Yeegar already being dead before Allen and Lenalee are sent to find Cross.



** In Hallow -the 2016 continuation, there were cases of scenes and lines being cut. In the manga, Cross hugs Allen, saying he wishes Nea had chosen another host as his vessel. Then he says he can't laugh at Tiedoll's open affection for his students in longer. He's also shown wondering is sacrificing one thing always has to be done to protect something else, which hints he sees it as a case of IDidWhatIHadToDo. In the anime, Cross just tells Allen he's going to kill someone he loves when he becomes the 14th. Hie 2 lines about Tiedoll and DirtyBusiness are complete skipped over.
** Finally, both anime adaptations have a habit of changing Cross' facial expressions to include him smirking or scowling when he wasn't in the manga. One such example includes Hallow's episode 13, which adapts the flashback chapter 206, with Cross caring for young Allen. In the manga, toward the end, we see Cross sitting with Allen in the bedroom, and he has a sad expression on his face as he watches the traumatized Allen. In the anime's episode, [[http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/silverfang2/29185537/933115/933115_original.png Cross is shown watching Allen with a scowl on his face instead.]]


* GenderBender: Any akuma formed by one [[CaptainObvious (heterosexual)]] lover pining for the other (the Japanese akuma who helps the gang in Tokyo, for example). [[spoiler:Alma Karma was a woman -- Kanda's girlfriend, in fact -- in a previous life.]]

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* GenderBender: Any akuma formed by one [[CaptainObvious (heterosexual)]] (heterosexual) lover pining for the other (the Japanese akuma who helps the gang in Tokyo, for example). [[spoiler:Alma Karma was a woman -- Kanda's girlfriend, in fact -- in a previous life.]]

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* SpoilerOpening: In true shounen fashion, the openings of the first series are filled with potential spoilers:
** The first opening doesn’t has many, considering it’s just a presentation of the characters and plot of the series, but it has two egregious examples. The first is the reveal that [[spoiler: Eliade is an Akuma]] (that is the biggest plot twist of Krory’s introductory arc), the second, if you are keen enough, is that the part where Tyki appears is situated in China, during the Fallen One arc, the same arc in which [[spoiler: he almost kills Allen]] (that arc doesn’t happens until the start of the second half of the series, around episode 51, while the first opening only last till the 25th episode). It also contains the “End of the World” nightmare that both Lenalee and Allen have during the Edo arc, lots of episodes before the arc was animated.
** The second opening generally [[AvertedTrope averts]] this, and instead, shows a battle between the Exorcists against the Noah and the Akumas [[BaitAndSwitchCredits that never happens during the episodes in which the opening aired (26-51)]]. At worst, the biggest thing that was revealed was Lulu Bell’s existence, since she doesn’t appears till the last eleven or so episodes of the run of the opening. It however, foreshadows again the aforementioned nightmare of Allen/Lenalee and the last scene of the opening (a poker card in a forest of China with one of Tyki’s Teezes flying around) alludes again the end of the Fallen One arc before the arc actually happened.
** The third opening is one of the biggest offenders, and it basically spoils most of the events that happens during the arcs that it features (Fallen One, Edo and beginning of the Noah’s Ark). Some of them include the existence of Level 3 Akumas (including Lenalee’s fight with Eshi, Thread attacking the Asian Branch and the Giant Akuma), Miranda and Kanda aiding the Marian’s unit in Edo [[spoiler: (also showing the latter's battle against Skin Bolic in the arc, that, funnily enough, [[BaitAndSwitchCredits doesn’t starts till the next opening]])]], [[spoiler: Lenalee with her short hair after her battle against Eshi]], and, most importantly, [[spoiler: Allen losing his arm and then obtaining the Crown Clown (also revealing the Earl’s sword in the process).]]
*** Fortunately, the thing with [[spoiler: short-haired Lenalee]] only happens in the last shot of the opening (that includes all the Exorcists who went to Japan) and she appears with her back turning on the audience, so unless you analyze the thing and focus on her enough, you will probably miss it. However, if you didn’t realize of that in the opening, the fifth ending (that accompanies the first half of the third’s opening run) [[SubvertedTrope has a lovely final shot]] that shows her with [[spoiler: her post-Eshi battle look]] with every detail.
** The fourth opening is just as bad. For starters, it reveals [[spoiler: Nea’s shadow]] just during its first seconds, and it goes further as it advances, showing multiple scenes of both the Noah’s Ark (some including [[spoiler: Jasdevi and his fight with Krory, Cross appearing in the Ark as well as his two Innocences, Tyki’s Noah form, Chaozii’s Innocence and Allen’s Sword of Exorcism]]) and the Black Order invasion ([[spoiler: Lavi fending off against some level 3 Akumas who emerge from the floors, the appearance of Lvellie and Link, the Generals unleashing their Innocences against the invading Akumas, Lulu Bell with the Akuma Egg and the Skulls, and an scene with Lenalee and Komui foreshadowing her coming in terms with her Dark Boots due the fear of losing the ones she loves]]). Oddly enough, the one thing the opening doesn’t spoil is [[spoiler: the appearance of the Level 4 Akuma.]]
*** However, the last ending spoils this last one by having him appearing along with the Earl and Lulu Bell (with the guise of a cat) at the beginning.


* BigBad: The Millennium Earl.
** BigBadEnsemble: Though in recent chapters, [[spoiler:the Fourteenth]] and [[spoiler:[[HumanoidAbomination Apocryphos]]]] have been competing with him for the role of main antagonist.

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* BigBad: The Millennium Earl.
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BigBadEnsemble: Though in recent chapters, The Millennium Earl, [[spoiler:the Fourteenth]] and [[spoiler:[[HumanoidAbomination Apocryphos]]]] Apocryphos]]]], all of whom have been competing with him for their own distinct agendas contradictory to the role other's. And all of main antagonist.which involve Allen in some way.


* BadassGrandpa: Bookman and General Yeegar.


* BadassNormal: Inspector Howard Link, despite having no superpowers and appearing at first like a meddling bureaucrat, is able to keep up with the rest of the cast and has a particularly [[CrowningMomentofAwesome awesome]], albeit ineffective, moment attempting to defend an Innocence user.

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* BadassNormal: Inspector Howard Link, despite having no superpowers and appearing at first like a meddling bureaucrat, is able to keep up with the rest of the cast and has a particularly [[CrowningMomentofAwesome awesome]], awesome, albeit ineffective, moment attempting to defend an Innocence user.


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Written by Katsura Hoshino, the series is known and loved for blending typical shonen action tropes with a Gothic sensibility and a sense of design that borders on the surreal. Tends to [[ScheduleSlip go on hiatus a lot]] due to the author's [[IllGirl bad health]]. One hiatus ended on August 17 2010, when a 50 page chapter was released. The series then switched to a monthly schedule − but releases stayed sparse. Another chapter was released in late 2012, after which Hoshino went on yet another hiatus due to illness, and the latest chapters were compiled into Volume 24.

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Written by Katsura Hoshino, the series is known and loved for blending typical shonen action tropes with a Gothic sensibility and a sense of design that borders on the surreal. Tends The series also tends to [[ScheduleSlip go on hiatus a lot]] due to the author's [[IllGirl bad health]]. One hiatus ended on August 17 17, 2010, when a 50 page 50-page chapter was released. The series then switched to a monthly schedule − but releases stayed sparse. Another chapter was released in late 2012, after which Hoshino went on yet another hiatus due to illness, and the latest chapters were compiled into Volume 24.



The AnimatedAdaptation premiered on October 3, 2006, but because of the aforementioned hiatuses in the manga due to Hoshino's bad health, the anime ran until September 30, 2008, after 102 episodes. Though the anime came to an end [[OvertookTheManga in the middle of volume 16]], Hoshino said that she was dissatisfied with TMS Entertainment's adaptation anyways. [[{{uncancelled}} A continuation]] titled ''D.Gray-man Hallow'' premiered on July 4, 2016 and concluded on September 26, 2016, after 13 episodes. ''Hallow'' was also produced by TMS, but under Hoshino's supervision.

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The AnimatedAdaptation AnimatedAdaptation, produced by Creator/TMSEntertainment, premiered on October 3, 2006, but because of the aforementioned hiatuses in the manga due to Hoshino's bad health, the anime 2006 and ran until September 30, 2008, after 102 episodes. Though Due to the aforementioned hiatuses in the manga brought about by Hoshino's bad health, this anime series came to an end [[OvertookTheManga in the middle of volume 16]], Hoshino said that she was dissatisfied with TMS Entertainment's adaptation anyways. [[{{uncancelled}} 16]]. A continuation]] titled continuation, ''D.Gray-man Hallow'' Hallow'', premiered on July 4, 2016 and concluded on September 26, 2016, after 13 episodes. Since Hoshino was dissatisfied with TMS's previous anime adaptation, ''Hallow'' was also produced by TMS, but under Hoshino's supervision.
her supervision. Like later chapters of the manga, ''Hallow'' also saw a change in artstyle from the previous series.


* AdaptationalJerkass: [[TricksterMentor Cross Marian]] Suffered this in the anime. Manga-wise he was a victim of JerkassFacade at best, or JerkWithAHeartOfGold at worst. Anime-wise however, he's a complete JerkAss. Episode 27: My Master, General Cross is infamous for the villainization of Cross' character -when Allen begins to tell Lenalee tales of how horrible his master is, so she'll know what to expect when they find him. The includes things from Cross that actually contradicted his manga characterization and WordOfGod.

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* AdaptationalJerkass: [[TricksterMentor AdaptationalJerkass:
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Cross Marian]] Suffered this in the anime. Manga-wise he was a victim of JerkassFacade at best, an act of pretending to be a jerk, or JerkWithAHeartOfGold at worst.being a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. Anime-wise however, he's a complete JerkAss. Episode 27: My Master, General Cross is infamous for the villainization of Cross' character -when Allen begins to tell Lenalee tales of how horrible his master is, so she'll know what to expect when they find him. The includes things from Cross that actually contradicted his manga characterization and WordOfGod.



* JerkAssFacade: General Cross. He's either this or a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
** This is a tricky one for Cross. He has his times where he seems like a total JerkAss. But Hoshino has given many hints in the manga that Cross is a caring person. Anita, one of his lovers hates mean people -backed by having Mahoja as a bouncer for her brothel. But she was totally in love with Cross and died looking for him, and was moved to tears to find out he was alive. She says her mother loved him as well, and that's why she became a supporter of The Order. WordOfGod also states that Cross tried not to empathize with Allen, and didn't want to get close to him. So, Cross had to actually expend effort to push Allen away and not get close to him. Thus, him loving Allen was always a risk. In chapter 206, he drinks and tells Mother he doesn't care about Allen at all. But prior to that, Cross was sitting by Allen's bed, staring at him with a sad expression on his face. Didn't seem like the actions of a man that didn't care. Mother then later calls him out, by thinking that he really did love Allen, given the expression on Allen's face when he came back.
** He also hugs Allen in chapter 167, thinking to himself he can't laugh at Tiedoll anymore. So, seems he made fun of Tiedoll's hyper sensitivity, and thus he's prone to trying to act or be more macho so people don't take him for a crybaby, or being soft. But he has no problem showing softness toward women. So, it exists, could be he just doesn't show it around men.
** Recent chapter 222 pretty much hammers in the fact that Cross was lying about not caring about Allen in 206. [[spoiler: Cross appears to speak with Allen who is dormant in Nea's subconscious where he will eventually disappear. He thanks Allen for being the host, and tells him that he has never wished for his destruction. He then tries to get Allen to rest and not fight against Nea because it would cause him more suffering. He offers to stay there with Allen in case he was scared.]]

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* HarmfulHealing: Miranda Lotto's Innocence functions something like this. She doesn't so much heal injuries as temporarily take them away, and once her Innocence is deactivated they all come flooding back at once (which has, on one occasion, [[DeadManWalking led to characters taking fatal injuries and fighting on, only to have to face their death at the end of the fight anyway.]])


* MaskPower: Cross Marian.
** Also Winters Socalo.
** And later, Allen.


By November 2014, Hoshino showed signs of having healed enough to draw again, and finally the manga resumed serialization on July 17, 2015 in Jump SQ Crown. The catch? It is now a quarterly release instead of monthly, meaning only 4 chapters a year. In part because of all these hiatuses and magazine changes, the tone, direction and artstyle of the series changed several times, to the point the early volumes and the latest ones might almost seem like a different series.

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By November 2014, Hoshino showed signs of having healed enough to draw again, and finally the manga resumed serialization on July 17, 2015 in Jump SQ Crown.Crown (which became Jump SQ Rise in 2018). The catch? It is now a quarterly release instead of monthly, meaning only 4 chapters a year. In part because of all these hiatuses and magazine changes, the tone, direction and artstyle of the series changed several times, to the point the early volumes and the latest ones might almost seem like a different series.


** This is thoroughly subverted during the Phantom Thief arc. Sure, the Phantom Thief's Innocence makes him quite a challenge for the Exorcists, but it's only really useful again Level 1 Akuma, and later in the arc, against Level 2 Akuma as well. When he tries to use it against a Level 3, the Innocence just bounces off and outright tells him it's not strong enough to take over a Level 3 yet. Even during the Alma Karma arc, where Level 3s and 4s make up the bulk of the Earl's army, he is still only able to fight Level 2s or weaker.



** In one of the first chapters, Allen does this for a kid.

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** In one of the first chapters, chapter, Allen does this for a kid.



** The flying umbrella could count for the Noah.

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** The Rero (the flying umbrella umbrella) could count for the Noah.

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