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* MoreThanMindControl: It's what Mother Eliza does to younger Keith in the anime. She uses some sort of hypnosis on him, yes, but a lot of her control relies on [[spoiler:orchestrating/influencing the key events in Keith's life]], playing a caring mother-figure and talking him into following her orders without question.

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* MoreThanMindControl: It's what Mother Eliza does to younger Keith in the anime. She uses some sort of hypnosis on him, yes, but a lot of her control relies on [[spoiler:orchestrating/influencing the key events in Keith's life]], playing a caring mother-figure and talking him into following her orders without question.


* GoodIsNotNice: [[spoiler:Glaive Murdock is portrayed as a generally jealous and arrogant jerk, yet he pretends he didn't receive the command to hunt the survivors of Nazca, refuses to ColonyDrop a colony full of Mu hostages despite a standing order to do so when attacked, and performs a HeroicSacrifice to take out the last Megiddo before it can destroy Terra.]]

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* GoodIsNotNice: [[spoiler:Glaive Murdock is portrayed as a generally jealous and arrogant jerk, yet when push comes to shove he's one of the most consistently moral characters in a series full of GreyAndGrayMorality - he pretends he didn't receive the command to hunt the survivors of Nazca, refuses to ColonyDrop a colony full of Mu hostages despite a standing order to do so when attacked, and performs a HeroicSacrifice to take out the last Megiddo before it can destroy Terra.]]


* HeroicAlbino: Blue


* ParentalAbandonment: Happens all the time in this future.

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* ParentalAbandonment: Happens all ParentalAbandonment:
** The SD system has done away with most of
the time significance of "family," completely doing away with natural reproduction in this future.favor of government-controlled laboratory conception of children who are placed with designated parents. Once they're fourteen, most of their memories of their childhood are erased during the maturity check and they don't see their parents again (Jomy's are shown to have even moved out of the house he was raised in).
** On the Mu side, most of their number escaped from government labs or were rescued from the system after their powers emerged. It's not until Nazca that they start a natural-born second generation raised by loving parents, and even the Nazca kids don't get much of a childhood [[spoiler:thanks to the destruction of the planet and the psychic acceleration of their aging]].


* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: All of three female characters and one ugly guy exist in the show.

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* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: All CastFullOfPrettyboys: Aside from Physis, who is a mostly passive character, all of three female characters and one ugly guy exist the major roles in the show.story are occupied by beautiful men.


* MoreThanMindControl: It's what Mother Eliza does to younger Keith in the anime. She uses some sort of hypnosis on him, yes, but a lot of her control relies on [[spoiler:influencing the key events in Keith's life]], playing a caring mother-figure and talking him into following her orders without question.

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* MoreThanMindControl: It's what Mother Eliza does to younger Keith in the anime. She uses some sort of hypnosis on him, yes, but a lot of her control relies on [[spoiler:influencing [[spoiler:orchestrating/influencing the key events in Keith's life]], playing a caring mother-figure and talking him into following her orders without question.


* MoralityPet: Keith has two: Matsuka and Sam.

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* MoralityPet: Keith has two: Matsuka and Sam. His loyal friendship with Sam while they are both students provides a humanizing influence while Keith is young, and when Sam [[spoiler:is mentally broken by the Mu it's the start of Keith's ruthless crusade against them]]. Matsuka, meanwhile, keeps Keith from becoming completely emotionally isolated during the last stages of the story, and [[spoiler:his death saving Keith from Tony]] has a profound effect on Keith's attitude.


* {{Expy}}: A number of [[TsubasaReservoirChronicle Tsubasa-style]] alternate versions of characters from other Keiko Takemiya mangas show up in the anime, the most well known being Serge from ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta''.

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* {{Expy}}: A number of [[TsubasaReservoirChronicle [[Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle Tsubasa-style]] alternate versions of characters from other Keiko Takemiya mangas show up in the anime, the most well known being Serge from ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta''.


* BittersweetEnding: Arguably, since [[spoiler: they did manage to make peace between the Humans and the Mu, destroy the SD system and generally make the world a better(?) place]]. To make it even better, [[spoiler: Jomy and Keith met each other after being reincarnated in the DistantFinale.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: Arguably, since BittersweetEnding:
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[[spoiler: they They did manage to make peace between the Humans and the Mu, destroy the SD system and generally make the world a better(?) place]]. To make it even better, [[spoiler: place, and Jomy and Keith met each other after being reincarnated in the DistantFinale.DistantFinale]]. However, [[spoiler: most of the cast die to get there, and the children of Nazca leave Terra to avoid becoming humanity's new enemy.]]



** DownerEnding: [[spoiler: What makes them downers is that three quarters from the cast in the last episode die.]]


* RedHeadedHero: Tony. Jomy in TheMovie.


* TheObiWan: Blue


* BittersweetEnding: Arguably, since [[spoiler: they did manage to make peace between the Humans and the Mu, destroy the SD system and generally make the world a better(?) place]]. To make it even better, [[spoiler: Jomy and Keith met each other after being reincarnated in the DistantFinale.]]
** The manga, isn't much better, [[spoiler:Terra is destroyed by GaiasVengeance, Physis is last seen surrounded by escapees in what may or may not be their final moments, Tony is utterly broken by the trauma of everything, the other surviving Nazca children have become {{Energy Being}}s and simply take him to where he can't see Terra. The DistantFinale shows some of the humans who left Terra for colonies far away deciding to pay a visit to abandoned Terra. Two kids met each other, implied to be the reincarnations of Physis and Blue.]]
** DownerEnding: [[spoiler: What makes them downers is that three quarters from the cast in the last episode die.]]



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: killing off three quarters from the cast in the last episode.]]
** BittersweetEnding: Arguably, since [[spoiler: they did manage to make peace between the Humans and the Mu, destroy the SD system and generally make the world a better(?) place]]. To make it even better, [[spoiler: Jomy and Keith met each other after being reincarnated in the DistantFinale.]]
** The manga, meanwhile, [[spoiler:is pretty much a complete downer. Terra is destroyed by GaiasVengeance, Physis is last seen surrounded by escapees in what may or may not be their final moments, Tony is utterly broken by the trauma of everything, the other surviving Nazca children have become {{Energy Being}}s and simply take him to where he can't see Terra... basically, don't read it if you're having a bad day.]]


''Toward the Terra'', also known as ''Terra e...'' or ''To Terra...'', was created by mangaka KeikoTakemiya in the 1970s. It was first adapted for animation as a 1980 film. In 2007 the manga was adapted again, this time as a 24-episode anime series. Thus far, the tropes listed on this article mostly concern the anime version, as the manga, anime and movie all have large differences in plot details and characterisation.

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''Toward the Terra'', also known as ''Terra e...'' or ''To Terra...'', was created by mangaka KeikoTakemiya Creator/KeikoTakemiya in the 1970s. It was first adapted for animation as a 1980 film. In 2007 the manga was adapted again, this time as a 24-episode anime series. Thus far, the tropes listed on this article mostly concern the anime version, as the manga, anime and movie all have large differences in plot details and characterisation.

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** The movie similarly retained many of the major thematic elements and characters of the manga while simultaneously streamlining and rearranging the story to fit a two-hour run time.

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* MoreThanMindControl: It's what Mother Eliza does to younger Keith in the anime. She uses some sort of hypnosis on him, yes, but a lot of her control relies on [[spoiler:influencing the key events in Keith's life]], playing a caring mother-figure and talking him into following her orders without question.

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