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* AceCustom: The Team leaders in the Katou group, most notable are Sawatari's Idaten, which seems more or less standard barring some cosmetic changes (and rocket engines for a speed boost), and Demitri's Kagutsuchi which is geared towards MoreDakka whilst its armour gives it a Templar like appearance.

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* AceCustom: The Team leaders in the Katou group, most notable are Sawatari's Idaten, which seems more or less standard barring some cosmetic changes (and rocket engines for a speed boost), and Demitri's Kagutsuchi which is geared towards MoreDakka whilst while its armour gives it a Templar like Templar-like appearance.



* AcePilot: Sawatari (Steam roller) Yuriannu (Bushwhacker) Demitri (Plugger) their respective mecha's are [[AceCustom ]]customised to reflect this.

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* AcePilot: Sawatari (Steam roller) Yuriannu (Bushwhacker) Demitri (Plugger) their respective mecha's mechas are [[AceCustom ]]customised to reflect this.



* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: Most firearms used by the Machina, particularly by Vardant, are modern-technology additions (which also explains how nobody is worried about producing more ammunition for projectile weapons), just as the communication suites... Or Deceive's two-seater cockpit. All of these bits were used in the manga as important cases of IAmNotLeftHanded at one point or another, but are just there, explanationless, in the anime.

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: Most firearms used by the Machina, particularly by Vardant, are modern-technology additions (which also explains how nobody is worried about producing more ammunition for projectile weapons), just as the communication suites... Or Deceive's two-seater cockpit. All of these bits were used in the manga as important cases of IAmNotLeftHanded at one point or another, but are just there, explanationless, without explanation, in the anime.



** [[spoiler: Later in the manga its revealed that Katou used to be his commanding officer back in WWII.]]

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** [[spoiler: Later in the manga its it's revealed that Katou used to be his commanding officer back in WWII.]]



* BadassBiker: Subverted; Domyouji appears to be one, but is actually rather cheerful, light hearted, and easygoing, then it's revealed[[spoiler: that the bike actually belongs to his dad and that he borrows it regularly.]]

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* BadassBiker: Subverted; Domyouji appears to be one, but is actually rather cheerful, light hearted, light-hearted, and easygoing, then it's revealed[[spoiler: that the bike actually belongs to his dad and that he borrows it regularly.]]



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Izuna uses some of the abuse he suffers against his enemies via the Nerve-crack, resulting in some nasty horror-filled [[{{Squick}} Squickyness]] from the visions sent to anyone affected by it, judging from the resulting screams its probably a good thing the audience can't see what they see most of the time.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Izuna uses some of the abuse he suffers against his enemies via the Nerve-crack, resulting in some nasty horror-filled [[{{Squick}} Squickyness]] from the visions sent to anyone affected by it, judging from the resulting screams its it's probably a good thing the audience can't see what they see most of the time.



* DeadManWriting: Played for laughs by the anime. When the JUDA crew try to return to the building, they meet a recording of Ishigami stating that it was to be played in the event of his death. Together with a series of increasingly ludicrous ability tests, all of which are introduced with a copy of the aforementioned speech. Lampshaded when they are taken into the InnerSanctum. But it doesn't stop there ....

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* DeadManWriting: Played for laughs by the anime. When the JUDA crew try to return to the building, they meet a recording of Ishigami stating that it was to be played in the event of his death. Together with a series of increasingly ludicrous ability tests, all of which are introduced with a copy of the aforementioned speech. Lampshaded when they are taken into the InnerSanctum. But it doesn't stop there ....there...



** For bonus points, we're also shown how the same basic components - bullied kid with aspirations of being an Ally Of Justice - can become either an AntiHero (Moritsugu), a WellIntentionedExtremist (Kiriyama), or a walking MoralEventHorizon ([[spoiler:as Miu eventually does]] in the manga).

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** For bonus points, we're also shown how the same basic components - -- bullied kid with aspirations of being an Ally Of Justice - can become either an AntiHero (Moritsugu), a WellIntentionedExtremist (Kiriyama), or a walking MoralEventHorizon ([[spoiler:as Miu eventually does]] in the manga).



* {{Gainaxing}}: Almost very female in the anime. Especially during the beach episode. Hayase's arm seems to find it's way into their cleavage a lot as well...

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* {{Gainaxing}}: Almost very female in the anime. Especially during the beach episode. Hayase's arm seems to find it's its way into their cleavage a lot as well...



* GunsAkimbo: Verdant when its carrying the optional submachine guns.

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* GunsAkimbo: Verdant when its it's carrying the optional submachine guns.



* HopelessSuitor: Although it teases you a bit, its pretty obvious who Kouichi's going to end up with [[spoiler: hint, they do a CrashIntoHello in the beginning]]. Not that it doesn't stop the other girls from at least trying to hook up with him, or at least go into {{Tsundere}} mode in Shizuna's case.

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* HopelessSuitor: Although it teases you a bit, its it's pretty obvious who Kouichi's going to end up with [[spoiler: hint, they do a CrashIntoHello in the beginning]]. Not that it doesn't stop the other girls from at least trying to hook up with him, or at least go into {{Tsundere}} mode in Shizuna's case.



* ICallItVera: Pretender is not the real name of [[spoiler:Eiji Kiriyama's Machina. It's real name is actually Deceive IV.]]

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* ICallItVera: Pretender is not the real name of [[spoiler:Eiji Kiriyama's Machina. It's Its real name is actually Deceive IV.]]



* LoverTugOfWar: Slight one occurs in episode 21, although subverted in that both Emi and Miu want to strip Kouichi down in order to get a physical done on him. They seem rather eager about it as well...

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* LoverTugOfWar: Slight A slight one occurs in episode 21, although subverted in that both Emi and Miu want to strip Kouichi down in order to get a physical done on him. They seem rather eager about it as well...



* TheMasquerade: [[spoiler: It is now 2712. Humans history ended 650 years ago. The reason why humans exist now is because the Human-Machina recreated them.]]

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* TheMasquerade: [[spoiler: It is now 2712. Humans Human history ended 650 years ago. The reason why humans exist now is because the Human-Machina recreated them.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Kouichi's antics when he first receives Linebarrel [[spoiler: results in a bridge being destroyed, civilian casulties, and his best friend getting blown into little gibby bits by the Machina Apparition]], Nice job breaking it Kouichi.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Kouichi's antics when he first receives Linebarrel [[spoiler: results [[spoiler:result in a bridge being destroyed, civilian casulties, casualties, and his best friend getting blown into little gibby bits by the Machina Apparition]], Nice job breaking it it, Kouichi.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown Verdant hands out one to Linebarrel, twice [[spoiler: the second time in the manga Verdant slices Linebarrel in half at the waist.]]

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Verdant hands out one to Linebarrel, twice [[spoiler: the second time in the manga Verdant slices Linebarrel in half at the waist.]]



* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Though Soubi looks seventeen it's revealed that he is actually over 70, this is due to being born as Talisman's factor. [[spoiler:Eventually, each and every Factor will suffer his fate, as Machina don't allow them to grow old, unless they find out how to counter the effect.]]

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Though Soubi looks seventeen it's revealed that he is actually over 70, 70; this is due to being born as Talisman's factor.Factor. [[spoiler:Eventually, each and every Factor will suffer his fate, as Machina don't allow them to grow old, unless they find out how to counter the effect.]]



* YouWillBeAssimilated: [[spoiler: In the anime, Katou explains that in his world, humanity more or less gave up their freedoms and free will in order to gain power, hence why he worked with them in order to "invade" the current Earth and put a stop to them before they could do the same thing to humans in the new world. In the manga they just want to wipe out humanity to reset the Earth again.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Both the female school uniforms and the the costumes that all the female MACHINA pilots wear.

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* YouWillBeAssimilated: [[spoiler: In the anime, Katou explains that in his world, humanity more or less gave up their freedoms freedom and free will in order to gain power, hence why he worked with them in order to "invade" the current Earth and put a stop to them before they could do the same thing to humans in the new world. In the manga they just want to wipe out humanity to reset the Earth again.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Both the female school uniforms and the the costumes that all the female MACHINA pilots wear.


So sayeth TheOtherWiki.

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So sayeth TheOtherWiki.Wiki/TheOtherWiki.


* CuteClumsyGirl: Emi, for the first few episodes of the anime.



* {{Dojikko}}: Emi, for the first few episodes of the anime.


Linebarrel looks to play the charmingly cliched MechaShow straight to the hilt. In the opening chapters a HotBlooded [[TheHero emotionally underdeveloped brat]] finds himself piloting a giant robot into all kinds of shiny looking awesome while shouting trite oneliners about being an ''Ally Of Justice'' and HilarityEnsues. [[RealityEnsues Then you start to notice the veneer is chipping away.]] Shimizu and Shimoguchi make it painfully clear [[{{Deconstruction}} how much of a prick the protagonist really is and just how hollow those words about justice ring in his mouth.]] Then - and this is the kicker - [[{{Reconstruction}} they make him mean]] [[CharacterDevelopment every damn word.]]

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Linebarrel looks to play the charmingly cliched MechaShow straight to the hilt. In the opening chapters a HotBlooded [[TheHero emotionally underdeveloped brat]] finds himself piloting a giant robot into all kinds of shiny looking awesome while shouting trite oneliners about being an ''Ally Of Justice'' and HilarityEnsues. [[RealityEnsues Then you start to notice the veneer is chipping away.]] hilt but Shimizu and Shimoguchi make it painfully clear [[{{Deconstruction}} how much of a prick the protagonist really Shimoguchi's purpose is and just how hollow those words about justice ring in his mouth.]] Then - and this is the kicker - [[{{Reconstruction}} they make him mean]] [[CharacterDevelopment every damn word.]]
a DeconReconSwitch.



* AccidentalPervert: Brilliantly masterminded though.

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* %%* AccidentalPervert: Brilliantly masterminded though.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Jack in the anime, who has a rivalry with Reiji, and felt he couldn't do it properly if Reiji was on the same team as him. So he joins JUDA in order to fight against him "properly". Thankfully he's still just as BadAss when fighting for JUDA as he was when fighting for Katou.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Jack in the anime, who has a rivalry with Reiji, and felt he couldn't do it properly if Reiji was on the same team as him. So he joins JUDA in order to fight against him "properly". Thankfully he's still just as BadAss Badass when fighting for JUDA as he was when fighting for Katou.]]

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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: All the Machina pilots. Special mention goes to [[AcePilot Moritsugu]], [[TheHero Hayase]], [[BadassAdorable Emi]] & [[DeceptivelyHumanRobots Jack Smith]].


* BadAss: [[WorldOfBadass Anyone that pilots Machina/Arma]].
** BadassAdorable: Emi, Miu & Shizuna. The manga also has Ohba Maxi after the time-skip.
** BadassBiker: Subverted; Domyouji appears to be one, but is actually rather cheerful, light hearted, and easygoing, then it's revealed[[spoiler: that the bike actually belongs to his dad and that he borrows it regularly.]]
** BadassNormal: Sawatari & Yurianne, who both have fought both Linebarrel AND Verdant to a standstill with only their standard Armas, and looks damn good in the process. Also Domyouji, who despite being a normal human, can fight artificially-enhanced Hayase toe-to-toe, and can run circles around most Machina in his Jinrai.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: All the Machina pilots. Special mention goes to [[AcePilot Moritsugu]], [[TheHero Hayase]], [[BadassAdorable Emi]] & [[DeceptivelyHumanRobots Jack Smith]].

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* BadAss: [[WorldOfBadass Anyone that pilots Machina/Arma]].
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BadassAdorable: Emi, Miu & Shizuna. The manga also has Ohba Maxi after the time-skip.
** * BadassBiker: Subverted; Domyouji appears to be one, but is actually rather cheerful, light hearted, and easygoing, then it's revealed[[spoiler: that the bike actually belongs to his dad and that he borrows it regularly.]]
** * BadassNormal: Sawatari & Yurianne, who both have fought both Linebarrel AND Verdant to a standstill with only their standard Armas, and looks damn good in the process. Also Domyouji, who despite being a normal human, can fight artificially-enhanced Hayase toe-to-toe, and can run circles around most Machina in his Jinrai.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: All the Machina pilots. Special mention goes to [[AcePilot Moritsugu]], [[TheHero Hayase]], [[BadassAdorable Emi]] & [[DeceptivelyHumanRobots Jack Smith]].
Jinrai.


** Kouichi is slightly obsessed with the idea, and his devotion to it is what kickstarts the transference of power from Moritsugu to him as the team leader at Juda - the others, particularly the twins and Yamashita, embrace his belief over Moritsugu's harsher leadership style (such as when he disables Hind-Kind himself as punishment for Yamashita disobeying orders).

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** Kouichi is slightly obsessed with the idea, idea of "Nakama", and his devotion to it is what kickstarts the transference of power from Moritsugu to him as the team leader at Juda - the others, particularly the twins and Yamashita, embrace his belief over Moritsugu's harsher leadership style (such as when he disables Hind-Kind himself as punishment for Yamashita disobeying orders).


* {{Nakama}}: Kouichi is slightly obsessed with the idea, and his devotion to it is what kickstarts the transference of power from Moritsugu to him as the team leader at Juda - the others, particularly the twins and Yamashita, embrace his belief over Moritsugu's harsher leadership style (such as when he disables Hind-Kind himself as punishment for Yamashita disobeying orders).
** Though the term is never used, Yuriannu, Sawatari, Demitri and Soubi are this in the anime. Their manga counterparts are not, what with Soubi joining Juda from the start and [[spoiler: Yuriannu]] being a DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent.


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* TrueCompanions:
** Kouichi is slightly obsessed with the idea, and his devotion to it is what kickstarts the transference of power from Moritsugu to him as the team leader at Juda - the others, particularly the twins and Yamashita, embrace his belief over Moritsugu's harsher leadership style (such as when he disables Hind-Kind himself as punishment for Yamashita disobeying orders).
** Though the term is never used, Yuriannu, Sawatari, Demitri and Soubi are this in the anime. Their manga counterparts are not, what with Soubi joining Juda from the start and [[spoiler: Yuriannu]] being a DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent.


* MeaningfulName: JUDA [[spoiler: Ishigami used to work as Katou's right hand man (during WorldWarII) before becoming the factor for the Machina JUDA, afterwards he betrayed the Katou Organization. The Machina JUDA itself is one; it had no default name or serial number, and instead called itself 'J-U-D-A' when prompted. It is the Judas of the Machina.]]

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* MeaningfulName: JUDA [[spoiler: Ishigami used to work as Katou's right hand man (during WorldWarII) UsefulNotes/WorldWarII) before becoming the factor for the Machina JUDA, afterwards he betrayed the Katou Organization. The Machina JUDA itself is one; it had no default name or serial number, and instead called itself 'J-U-D-A' when prompted. It is the Judas of the Machina.]]


* ThemeNaming: Verdant, Linebarrel, Hind-Kind, Deceive, Painkiller, Apparition, Glen-Neidr, Naked, Shangri-La, Pretender, Talisman, Juda, it goes on, though we've yet to figure out what the theme actually is... Some of them border on ShapedLikeItself, but not all of them.
** In a more straight example, the Lostbarrel, Linebarrel and Ravbarrel.

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* ThemeNaming: Verdant, Linebarrel, Hind-Kind, Deceive, Painkiller, Apparition, Glen-Neidr, Naked, Shangri-La, Pretender, Talisman, Juda, it goes on, though we've yet to figure out what the theme actually is... Some of them border on ShapedLikeItself, but not all of them.
** In a more straight example, the
The Lostbarrel, Linebarrel and Ravbarrel.Ravbarrel all originate from the same tech tree.
** Deceive V, due to it being a man-made Arma, not a Machina.


* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Sawatari, Yuriannu and Jack]] all escape from the authorities at the end of the anime, while [[spoiler:Reiji voluntarily goes to jail for his involvement in Kiriyama's coup]]. Subverted in VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsL, [[spoiler:where all three are arrested by the authorities alongside Reiji.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Sawatari, Yuriannu and Jack]] all escape from the authorities at the end of the anime, while [[spoiler:Reiji voluntarily goes to jail for his involvement in Kiriyama's coup]]. Subverted in VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsL, [[spoiler:where all three are arrested by the authorities alongside Reiji.]]



* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsL'' (based on the anime) and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX'' (based on the manga). It later's case, [[spoiler:UX just stopped the in-game plot at the first battle on the Moon]].



*** This gets an interesting twist in SuperRobotWarsL where Shinji is Kouichi's classmate prior to moving to Tokyo-3.


* DudeLooksLikeALady: Izuna Endo, twin brother of Shizuna. Kouichi seems to [[LightNovel/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu summon Yoshi Akihisa]] when he jokingly says that Shizuna should act more girlish, then faces Izuna Endo, which ticks her off.

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: Izuna Endo, twin brother of Shizuna. Kouichi seems to [[LightNovel/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu [[LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts summon Yoshi Akihisa]] when he jokingly says that Shizuna should act more girlish, then faces Izuna Endo, which ticks her off.


''Linebarrels of Iron'' is a Japanese manga series created by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi. The series was first serialized in Akita Shoten's monthly shōnen manga magazine ''Champion Red'' in 2005. It has since been compiled into 21 tankōbon, as of January 18, 2013.

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''Linebarrels of Iron'' is a Japanese manga series created by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi. The series was first serialized in Akita Shoten's monthly shōnen manga magazine ''Champion Red'' in 2005. It has since been compiled into 21 24 tankōbon, as of January 18, 2013.
October 2014.



** The anime is guilty of this in general, as the swings between slapstick comedy and serious drama can be as short as a minute of screentime. The manga delves into this only between chapters.



* MysteriousWoman: Yuriannu Faithful

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* MysteriousWoman: Yuriannu FaithfulFaithful.



** Though the term is never used, Yuriannu, Sawatari, Demitri and Soubi are this in the anime. Their manga counterparts are not, what with Spubi joining Juda from the start and [[spoiler: Yuriannu]] being a DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent.

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** Though the term is never used, Yuriannu, Sawatari, Demitri and Soubi are this in the anime. Their manga counterparts are not, what with Spubi Soubi joining Juda from the start and [[spoiler: Yuriannu]] being a DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent.



* Synchronization: A Factor's life is irreversibly tied with their Machina. If a Factor dies, the Machina can get a new one, but if the Machina is destroyed, the Factor will die. Or Factors, if it has more than one, serving as Kouichi's motivation once he learns [[spoiler: that [[MindlinkMates Emi is also Linebarrel's factor]].]]

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* Synchronization: {{Synchronization}}: A Factor's life is irreversibly tied with their Machina. If a Factor dies, the Machina can get a new one, but if the Machina is destroyed, the Factor will die. Or Factors, if it has more than one, serving as Kouichi's motivation once he learns [[spoiler: that [[MindlinkMates Emi is also Linebarrel's factor]].]]


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** WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: And then gets confused when Furya, of all people, risks his baseline human life to save her from falling debris (and later some punks, too).


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** When Kouichi finally joins Juda, he invokes this trope against Reiji a few times over failing to maintain a proper {{Nakama}} in his team. And hurting Yamashita's feelings.

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* DecapitationRequired[=/=]OffWithHisHead: One of the few ways to kill a Factor to make sure they stay dead, apparently.
** DecapitationPresentation: We get a good look at how this works when [[spoiler: Sawatari finally manages to kill Miu]], though killing the Machina also helped.


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* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: While not on Revolver Ocelot's level, [[spoiler: Yuriannu]] is this in the manga, being a mole while being a mole with unclear motives for the second layer of molery and resuming the role held as the deeper mole post-timeskip.


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* MagneticHero: We get several polarized types of this trope:
** The anime plays it in a much more positive light, but Moritsugu is an attractor and motivator for the Juda Factors (and Ohba) because of his StoicSpectacles demeanor and badass piloting skills.
** Kouichi, conversely, operates the human angle, regularly chewing Moritsugu out for failing to maintain {{Nakama}} and treating [[WhatTheHellHero them like disposable tools]]. His concern over morale is one of the things that leads the others to accept him as a real Ally Of Justice and kickstarts Moritsugu's DefrostingIceQueen CharacterDevelopment.
** Ishigami and Katou, being NotSoDifferent, both employ the idealism-driven attraction, and the fanatical devotion some of Katou's subordinates have for him shows it works.


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* {{Nakama}}: Kouichi is slightly obsessed with the idea, and his devotion to it is what kickstarts the transference of power from Moritsugu to him as the team leader at Juda - the others, particularly the twins and Yamashita, embrace his belief over Moritsugu's harsher leadership style (such as when he disables Hind-Kind himself as punishment for Yamashita disobeying orders).
** Though the term is never used, Yuriannu, Sawatari, Demitri and Soubi are this in the anime. Their manga counterparts are not, what with Spubi joining Juda from the start and [[spoiler: Yuriannu]] being a DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent.

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