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* Gender-flip some traditional shonen character roles. Make TheLancer or TheRival an {{Aloof Dark Haired|Girl}} ActionGirl. Make TheChick a [[{{Keet}} cheerful]] NonActionGuy. Or just go with the above suggestion and make the hero female.

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* Gender-flip {{Gender invert|edTrope}} some traditional shonen character roles. Make TheLancer or TheRival an {{Aloof Dark Haired|Girl}} ActionGirl. Make TheChick a [[{{Keet}} cheerful]] NonActionGuy. Or just go with the above suggestion and make the hero female.


To quote ''Magazine/ShonenJump'': '''[[{{Determinator}} Hard work]]''', '''[[TrueCompanions friendship]]''', '''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome victory]]'''! A shonen hero is someone who never, ever gives up. The deceitful and treacherous might appear to have the upper hand at first, but their downfall is as certain as the rising sun... unless they too learn the error of their ways and [[CharacterMagneticTeam embrace shonen ways themselves]].

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To quote ''Magazine/ShonenJump'': '''[[{{Determinator}} Hard work]]''', '''[[TrueCompanions friendship]]''', '''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome '''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome victory]]'''! A shonen hero is someone who never, ever gives up. The deceitful and treacherous might appear to have the upper hand at first, but their downfall is as certain as the rising sun... unless they too learn the error of their ways and [[CharacterMagneticTeam embrace shonen ways themselves]].


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* DemotedToExtra[=/=]OutOfFocus. Beware these tropes, especially if your story has LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters. Granted, if you have a large cast, you can't give every character a major role in every episode. However, fans of a particular character won't be happy if they think their favorite is getting slighted, especially if he or she was introduced as a major player in the story. Of course, one way to avoid these tropes is to keep your cast fairly small. This may lead to...

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* DemotedToExtra[=/=]OutOfFocus. Beware these tropes, especially if your story has LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters. Granted, if you have a large cast, you can't give every character a major role in every episode. However, fans of a particular character won't be happy if they think their favorite is getting slighted, especially if he or she was introduced as a major player in the story. Of course, one way to avoid these tropes is to keep your cast fairly small. This may lead to...
** '''Case in point''': ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is well known for its cast of characters, but by the time of the Majin Buu saga, most of the characters (Especially the Earthlings, who were eclipsed by the Saiyans) were totally useless and OutOfFocus due to the author not knowing what to do with them. The fact Gohan, Goten and Trunks, who started off as the protagonists were taken down by the villain in order for Son Goku to return to life is considered a waste for many readers, especially since Gohan was build up as Goku's succesor since the start of Z. In both sequels to ''Dragon Ball Z'' (GT and Super), the creators were guilty of only giving focus to a small selection of characters while the rest simply didn't do anything.



* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''

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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'': Widely considered to be the first truly Shonen adventure series, which inspired most of the works of the ''Shonen Jump''.



* ''Manga/SaintSeiya''
* ''Manga/DragonBall'': Due to its huge popularity, the TropeCodifier for many classic shonen tropes and a major influence on the genre.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': Due to its huge popularity, the TropeCodifier for many classic shonen tropes and a major influence on the genre.



* ''Manga/HunterXHunter''

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* ''Manga/HunterXHunter''''Manga/HunterXHunter'':



* ''Manga/SoulEater''
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}''
** Note: This edges into Seinen territory. NOT for the young and the squeamish!

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* ''Manga/SoulEater''
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}''
** Note: This edges into Seinen territory. NOT for the young and the squeamish!
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''

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Everything must be HUGE, EPIC and UNPRECEDENTED. The laws of physics are a low priority here. When in doubt, take a real world landmark or natural feature, make it ten times larger [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja and fill it with ninja]].

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Everything must be HUGE, EPIC and UNPRECEDENTED. The laws of physics are a low priority here. When in doubt, take a real world landmark or natural feature, make it ten times larger [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja [[GratuitousNinja and fill it with ninja]].



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* If you want a shonen hero to not be a IdiotHero then why not make the hero a ScienceHero? Having a hero use his intelligence to defeat an enemy instead of constantly relying on brute force would be refreshing. For an even bigger challenge, why not make him a BadassPacifist? Be careful though: Make sure said character remains intriguing to the audience, even if he's a NonActionGuy.


* ''FistOfTheNorthStar''
* ''Manga/Kinnikuman''

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* ''FistOfTheNorthStar''
''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''
* ''Manga/Kinnikuman'' ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}''



* ''SaintSeiya''

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* ''SaintSeiya''''Manga/SaintSeiya''

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* ''Manga/Kinnikuman''


To quote ShonenJump: '''[[{{Determinator}} Hard work]]''', '''[[TrueCompanions friendship]]''', '''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome victory]]'''! A shonen hero is someone who never, ever gives up. The deceitful and treacherous might appear to have the upper hand at first, but their downfall is as certain as the rising sun... unless they too learn the error of their ways and [[CharacterMagneticTeam embrace shonen ways themselves]].

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To quote ShonenJump: ''Magazine/ShonenJump'': '''[[{{Determinator}} Hard work]]''', '''[[TrueCompanions friendship]]''', '''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome victory]]'''! A shonen hero is someone who never, ever gives up. The deceitful and treacherous might appear to have the upper hand at first, but their downfall is as certain as the rising sun... unless they too learn the error of their ways and [[CharacterMagneticTeam embrace shonen ways themselves]].


* AssPull and TheUntwist: If you want to have a good WhamEpisode, make sure you used {{Foreshadowing}} beforehand. Otherwise, audiences will feel cheated. However, do it in light proportions, as too much foreshadowing may make the planned twist TOO obvious. In other words, avoid what ''Naruto'' did in the WarArc.

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* AssPull and TheUntwist: If you want to have a good WhamEpisode, make sure you used {{Foreshadowing}} beforehand. Otherwise, audiences will feel cheated. However, do it in light proportions, as too much foreshadowing may make the planned twist TOO obvious. In other words, avoid what ''Naruto'' did in the WarArc.
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* AssPull and TheUntwist: If you want to have a good WhamEpisode, make sure you used {{Foreshadowing}} beforehand. Otherwise, audiences will feel cheated. However, do it in light proportions, as too much foreshadowing may make the planned twist TOO obvious. In other words, avoid what Naruto did in the WarArc.

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* AssPull and TheUntwist: If you want to have a good WhamEpisode, make sure you used {{Foreshadowing}} beforehand. Otherwise, audiences will feel cheated. However, do it in light proportions, as too much foreshadowing may make the planned twist TOO obvious. In other words, avoid what Naruto ''Naruto'' did in the WarArc.


* AssPull and TheUntwist: If you want to have a good WhamEpisode, make sure you used [[Foreshadowing]] beforehand. Otherwise, audiences will feel cheated. However, do it in light proportions, as too much foreshadowing may make the planned twist TOO obvious. In other words, avoid what Naruto did in the WarArc.

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* AssPull and TheUntwist: If you want to have a good WhamEpisode, make sure you used [[Foreshadowing]] {{Foreshadowing}} beforehand. Otherwise, audiences will feel cheated. However, do it in light proportions, as too much foreshadowing may make the planned twist TOO obvious. In other words, avoid what Naruto did in the WarArc.


* AssPull and TheUntwist: If you want to have a good WhamEpisode, make sure you used [[Foreshadoring]] beforehand. Otherwise, audiences will feel cheated. However, do it in light proportions, as too much foreshadowing may make the planned twist TOO obvious. In other words, avoid what Naruto did in the WarArc.

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* AssPull and TheUntwist: If you want to have a good WhamEpisode, make sure you used [[Foreshadoring]] [[Foreshadowing]] beforehand. Otherwise, audiences will feel cheated. However, do it in light proportions, as too much foreshadowing may make the planned twist TOO obvious. In other words, avoid what Naruto did in the WarArc.


* AssPull and CaptainObviousReveal: If you want to have a good WhamEpisode, make sure you used [[Foreshadoring]] beforehand. Otherwise, audiences will feel cheated. However, do it in light proportions, as too much foreshadowing may make the planned twist TOO obvious. In other words, avoid what Naruto did in the WarArc.

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* AssPull and CaptainObviousReveal: TheUntwist: If you want to have a good WhamEpisode, make sure you used [[Foreshadoring]] beforehand. Otherwise, audiences will feel cheated. However, do it in light proportions, as too much foreshadowing may make the planned twist TOO obvious. In other words, avoid what Naruto did in the WarArc.

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