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''Verdant Lord'' (Japanese title ''Midori no Ou'') is a nine volume manga written by Takashige Hiroshi and drawn by Soga Atsushi. It is set in an apocalyptic near feature in which [[GaiasVengeance plant life has been fighting against mankind,]] and effectively at that. The protagonist, Souma Shin, a punk teen from Japan, was on a visit to see his older twin brother, Souma Ken, a genius scientist. However, all hell breaks loose when Shin decides to save a group of children being held for military purposes due to being areopaths, and an Arethusa (a plant mecha) destroys the complex, fatally wounds Shin in the process. Ken does save his life, by injecting a serum that turns Shin into a [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human, half-arethusa hybrid]]. Shin ends up reuniting with one of the child areopaths, a girl named Dina, and her older brother. Things only become crazier from there on out.

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''Verdant Lord'' (Japanese title ''Midori no Ou'') is a nine volume manga written by Takashige Hiroshi and drawn by Soga Atsushi. It is set in an apocalyptic near feature in which [[GaiasVengeance plant life has been fighting against mankind,]] and effectively at that. The protagonist, Souma Shin, a punk teen from Japan, was on a visit to see his older twin brother, Souma Ken, a genius scientist. However, scientist, but all hell breaks loose when Shin decides to save a group of children being held for military purposes due to being areopaths, and an Arethusa (a plant mecha) destroys the complex, fatally wounds wounding Shin in the process. However, Ken does save his life, by injecting a serum that turns Shin into a [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human, half-arethusa hybrid]]. Shin ends up reuniting with one of the child areopaths, a girl named Dina, and her older brother. Things only become crazier from there on out.


''Verdant Lord'' (Japanese title ''Midori no Ou'') is a nine volume manga written by Takashige Hiroshi and drawn by Soga Atsushi. It is set in an apocalyptic near feature in which plant life has been fighting against mankind, and effectively at that. The protagonist, Souma Shin, a punk teen from Japan, was on a visit to see his older twin brother, Souma Ken, a genius scientist. However, all hell breaks loose when Shin decides to save a group of children being held for military purposes due to being areopaths, and an Arethusa (a plant mecha) destroys the complex, fatally wounds Shin in the process. Ken does save his life, by injecting a serum that turns Shin into a [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human, half-arethusa hybrid]]. Shin ends up reuniting with one of the child areopaths, a girl named Dina, and her older brother. Things only become crazier from there on out.

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''Verdant Lord'' (Japanese title ''Midori no Ou'') is a nine volume manga written by Takashige Hiroshi and drawn by Soga Atsushi. It is set in an apocalyptic near feature in which [[GaiasVengeance plant life has been fighting against mankind, mankind,]] and effectively at that. The protagonist, Souma Shin, a punk teen from Japan, was on a visit to see his older twin brother, Souma Ken, a genius scientist. However, all hell breaks loose when Shin decides to save a group of children being held for military purposes due to being areopaths, and an Arethusa (a plant mecha) destroys the complex, fatally wounds Shin in the process. Ken does save his life, by injecting a serum that turns Shin into a [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human, half-arethusa hybrid]]. Shin ends up reuniting with one of the child areopaths, a girl named Dina, and her older brother. Things only become crazier from there on out.



* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: Souma Ken and Shin.



* {{Bishounen}} / {{Hunk}}: The Souma brothers, when not heavily combined with an Arethusa.



* FightingFromTheInside: When Shin tries to shave off the excess plant material from his face, his plant arm tries to stop him.

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* FightingFromTheInside: When An unusual variation occurs when Shin tries to shave off the excess plant material from his face, his plant arm tries to stop him.



* ShirtlessScene: There are several times where Shin is being examined an thus is not wearing a shirt, this is an instance of BodyHorror usually.



** [[spoiler:The ending has her as [[TheUnintelligible intelligible to areopaths]]]].

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** [[spoiler:The ending has her as [[TheUnintelligible intelligible to areopaths]]]].



* WeaponWieldsYou: Becoming a half-human half-plant hybrid, means slowly becoming an Arethusa and loosing yourself.

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* WeaponWieldsYou: Becoming a half-human [[HalfHumanHybrid half-plant hybrid, hybrid,]] means slowly becoming an Arethusa and loosing yourself.


* LadCoatOfScienceAndMedicine: Ken always sports one, as do other characters associated with either field.

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* LadCoatOfScienceAndMedicine: LabCoatOfScienceAndMedicine: Ken always sports one, as do other characters associated with either field.


''Verdant Lord'' (Japanese title ''Midori no Ou'') is a nine volume manga written by Takashige Hiroshi and drawn by Soga Atsushi. It is set in an apocalyptic near feature in which plant life has been fighting against mankind, and effectively at that. The protagonist, Souma Shin, a punk teen from Japan, was on a visit to see his older twin brother, Souma Ken, a genius scientist. However, all hell breaks loose when Shin decides to save a group of children being held for military purposes due to being areopaths, and an Arethusa (a plant mecha) destroys the complex, fatally wounds Shin in the process. Ken does save his life, by injecting a serum that turns Shin into a part-plant mammal. Things only become crazier from there on out.

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''Verdant Lord'' (Japanese title ''Midori no Ou'') is a nine volume manga written by Takashige Hiroshi and drawn by Soga Atsushi. It is set in an apocalyptic near feature in which plant life has been fighting against mankind, and effectively at that. The protagonist, Souma Shin, a punk teen from Japan, was on a visit to see his older twin brother, Souma Ken, a genius scientist. However, all hell breaks loose when Shin decides to save a group of children being held for military purposes due to being areopaths, and an Arethusa (a plant mecha) destroys the complex, fatally wounds Shin in the process. Ken does save his life, by injecting a serum that turns Shin into a part-plant mammal.[[HalfHumanHybrid half-human, half-arethusa hybrid]]. Shin ends up reuniting with one of the child areopaths, a girl named Dina, and her older brother. Things only become crazier from there on out.



* ActionGirl: Kelly.

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* ActionGirl: Kelly.[[spoiler:Kelly]] who can take out multiple armed soldiers on her own, armed with only a handgun.
* AloofBigBrother: Souma Ken did not contact his younger brother for three years, is cold when they are reunited, and leaves his brother behind after turning him into a HalfHumanHybrid (that move can be interpreted in multiple ways).



* AnyoneCanDie: Several long standing villains get this, as does [[spoiler:Souma Shin]] (subverted in the last case, since he gets better).



* AttackDrone / MechaMooks / PlantMooks: The Arethusa are nearly indestructible plant mechas usually controlled by the plant system as a whole.

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* AttackDrone / MechaMooks / PlantMooks: The Arethusa are nearly indestructible plant mechas usually controlled by the plant system as a whole.whole.
* BadassAndChildDuo: Shin with Dina and her elder brother.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Although it is unclear to what extent Ken has this for Shin, Shin clearly feels this way for Dina and her elder brother (who also feels this way about Dina).
* BigDamnHeroes: Shin has a few moments, as does Kelly.
* BlessedWithSuck: Becoming a HalfHumanHybrid may make you basically unkillable, but if you get injured too much, the plant will continuously grow and take over your body.
* BodyguardCrush: While she isnít his body exactly, Kelly often takes on this role, so Kelly and Kenís implied relationship is this.
* BodyHorror: Slowly transforming into an Arethusa definitely qualifies.
* BulletCatch: Becoming an Arethusa makes this possible.
* CasualDangerDialogue: Shin pulls this from time to time.
* CoolGuns: [[spoiler:Kelly]]ís weapon of choice, she uses several types, but handguns seem to be her favourites.
* TheCorruption: The more the plants inside of him grow, the more Shin becomes taken over by them.
* DamselInDistress / DamselOutOfDistress: Dina goes both ways.
* {{Determinator}}: Shin and Ken both.
* DyingMomentofAwesome: When [[spoiler:Shin is about to be completely taken over by the plants inside of him]], he [[GoOutWithASmile smiles]] and says:
--> "If I had something clever to say right now, itíd be pretty badass. See ya."
* FightingFromTheInside: When Shin tries to shave off the excess plant material from his face, his plant arm tries to stop him.
* GaiasVengeance: In the setting, this has been occurring on a global scale.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Shin becomes a half-human half-plant hybrid. [[spoiler:Serveral other characters also become this, including two villains, Ken, and Kelly]].
* LadCoatOfScienceAndMedicine: Ken always sports one, as do other characters associated with either field.
* MadScientist: Ken shows shades of this.
* MoralityKitchenSink: Many of the good characters have either ulterior motives or questionable methods, but some of them are simply good; there are also villains who are mostly good and ones who are out right evil.
* OffWithHisHead: This is what Shin is threatened with, later [[spoiler:this ultimately gives him a second chance at life]].
* OneManArmy: Shin becomes one, but he was really tough to begin with.
* PowerDegeneration: Becoming an Arethusa also means loosing yourself, effectively killing you.
* PowerIncontinence: HalfHumanHybrids have this, since the plant-matter slowly takes over the host body.
* PrecociousCrush: Dina clearly has one for Shin (whether he eventually reciprocates is left open to interpretation).
* TheProfessor: Souma Ken.
* RescueRomance: This is hinted at between both Shin and Dina and Kelly and Ken.
* ShoutOut: To Ancient Greek mythology. The plant-mechas are named after Arethusa, one of the Hesperides, who was connections to plant-life in all versions of her myth.
* TheSpeechless: After being shot in the head, [[spoiler:Kelly]]ís speech centre was damaged, so she cannot communicate at all.
** [[spoiler:The ending has her as [[TheUnintelligible intelligible to areopaths]]]].
* WaifProphet: Dina and other areopaths know a lot more about the present global circumstances than other characters.
* WeaponWieldsYou: Becoming a half-human half-plant hybrid, means slowly becoming an Arethusa and loosing yourself.
* WhyAmITicking: Shin, on multiple accounts.

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''Verdant Lord'' (Japanese title ''Midori no Ou'') is a nine volume manga written by Takashige Hiroshi and drawn by Soga Atsushi. It is set in an apocalyptic near feature in which plant life has been fighting against mankind, and effectively at that. The protagonist, Souma Shin, a punk teen from Japan, was on a visit to see his older twin brother, Souma Ken, a genius scientist. However, all hell breaks loose when Shin decides to save a group of children being held for military purposes due to being areopaths, and an Arethusa (a plant mecha) destroys the complex, fatally wounds Shin in the process. Ken does save his life, by injecting a serum that turns Shin into a part-plant mammal. Things only become crazier from there on out.

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!! This series provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Kelly.
* AnArmAndALeg: Several characters nearly get this, but are turned into human-plant hybrids, preventing this.
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: This is why Shin ends up [[spoiler:working for the military]].
* ArtificialLimbs: Several characters, including Shin, end up with plant-based prosthetics.
* AttackDrone / MechaMooks / PlantMooks: The Arethusa are nearly indestructible plant mechas usually controlled by the plant system as a whole.

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