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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Shizuru. She has many fans, but people who are fans of her victims often hate her. It's hard to find anyone who's indifferent.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Shizuru. She has many fans, fans who appreciate her complexity as a character and devotion to Natsuki, but people who are fans of her victims often hate her. It's hard to find anyone who's indifferent.



* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Haruka is relatively well-liked by the fanbase, while in the anime, most of the characters besides Yukino find her annoying. [[CurbStompBattle When she went up against Shizuru in the election, she lost]], getting twelve votes while Shizuru got over ''eight hundred''. But to many fans, Shizuru is a BaseBreakingCharacter at best whereas negative opinions on Haruka are rarer, which might have contributed to Haruka being made a Hime in the manga rather than Shizuru.

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* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Haruka is relatively well-liked by the fanbase, while in the anime, most of the characters besides Yukino find her annoying. [[CurbStompBattle When she went up against Shizuru in the election, she lost]], getting twelve votes while Shizuru got over ''eight hundred''. But to many fans, While Shizuru [[BaseBreakingCharacter is a BaseBreakingCharacter at best whereas highly divisive]], negative opinions on Haruka are rarer, which might have contributed to Haruka being made a Hime in the manga rather than Shizuru.


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** Joseph Greer [[spoiler:fatally shoots Alyssa in front of her RobotGirl companion Miyu, who not only is extremely protective of her, but no longer takes his orders, and doesn't even bother fleeing the scene afterwards. He's swiftly and mercilessly dispatched, becoming the only human character who stays dead]].

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* MemeticMolester: Shizuru, thanks to the Drama CD.


* EnsembleDarkhorse: Of the side characters, Shizuru is the most popular, despite some of her transgressions in the last few episodes of the anime series.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Of the side characters, Shizuru is and Haruka tend to be the most popular, despite some of her transgressions in the last few episodes of the anime series.which is ironic given their ([[UnknownRival mostly one-sided]]) rivalry.


* EndingAversion / BrokenBase: Opinions vary on the ending. [[spoiler:Is it the happy ending that the characters deserve after everything they went through, or is it a betrayal of the series' tone?]]

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* EndingAversion / BrokenBase: EndingAversion: Opinions vary on the ending. [[spoiler:Is it the happy ending that the characters deserve after everything they went through, or is it a betrayal of the series' tone?]]


* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap or CreatorsPet: Yuuichi gets a noticeably larger role in the manga than in the anime, to the extent where he's the manga's protagonist, as well as several of his more [[CannotSpitItOut questionable]] [[TheLoad aspects]] from the anime being removed or diluted.

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap or '''or''' CreatorsPet: Yuuichi gets a noticeably larger role in the manga than in the anime, to the extent where he's the manga's protagonist, as well as several of his more [[CannotSpitItOut questionable]] [[TheLoad aspects]] from the anime being removed or diluted.diluted. Whether this makes him a better or worse character is [[BrokenBase highly contested.]]


* ReplacementScrappy: One of the main criticisms of Haruka being a Hime in the manga is that she is one instead of Shizuru. With that said, this does not apply for [[BaseBreakingCharacter the fans who despise Shizuru]], who see this move as a TakeThatScrappy and poetic justice given when Shizuru did to Haruka in the anime.

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* ReplacementScrappy: One of the main criticisms of Haruka being a Hime in the manga is that she is one instead of Shizuru. With that said, this does not apply for [[BaseBreakingCharacter the fans who despise Shizuru]], who see this move as a TakeThatScrappy and poetic justice given when what Shizuru did to Haruka in the anime.


* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: A dark and tragic universe where {{Magical Girl}}s are given their powers as part of some Satanic ritual and are forced to kill each other to protect the ones they love ''could'' have made for an amazing story... if it had actually ''started'' with that plot instead of having it randomly hijack a completely different show after nearly two-thirds of the episodes had been carefully built up as a scientific deconstruction of the MagicalGirl genre. Sunrise themselves apparently agreed with this assessment, considering they made EXA.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: A dark and tragic universe where {{Magical Girl}}s are given their powers as part of some Satanic ritual and are forced to kill each other to protect the ones they love ''could'' have made for an amazing story... if it had actually ''started'' with that plot instead of having it randomly hijack a completely different show after nearly two-thirds of the episodes had been carefully built up as a scientific deconstruction of the MagicalGirl genre. Sunrise themselves apparently agreed with this assessment, considering they made EXA.

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* MemeticTroll: Shizuru Fujino, mainly in her pre-FaceHeelTurn, Student Council President days.


* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Haruka is relatively well-liked by the fanbase, while in the anime, most of the characters besides Yukino find her annoying. [[CurbStompBattle When she went up against Shizuru in the election, she lost]], getting twelve votes while Shizuru got over ''eight hundred''.

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* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Haruka is relatively well-liked by the fanbase, while in the anime, most of the characters besides Yukino find her annoying. [[CurbStompBattle When she went up against Shizuru in the election, she lost]], getting twelve votes while Shizuru got over ''eight hundred''. But to many fans, Shizuru is a BaseBreakingCharacter at best whereas negative opinions on Haruka are rarer, which might have contributed to Haruka being made a Hime in the manga rather than Shizuru.


* ReplacementScrappy: One of the main criticisms of Haruka being a Hime in the manga is that she is one instead of Shizuru. With that said, this does not apply for [[BaseBreakingCharacter the fans who despise Shizuru]].

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* ReplacementScrappy: One of the main criticisms of Haruka being a Hime in the manga is that she is one instead of Shizuru. With that said, this does not apply for [[BaseBreakingCharacter the fans who despise Shizuru]].Shizuru]], who see this move as a TakeThatScrappy and poetic justice given when Shizuru did to Haruka in the anime.


* ReplacementScrappy: One of the main criticisms of Haruka being a Hime in the manga is that she is one instead of Shizuru.

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* ReplacementScrappy: One of the main criticisms of Haruka being a Hime in the manga is that she is one instead of Shizuru. With that said, this does not apply for [[BaseBreakingCharacter the fans who despise Shizuru]].


* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' meets ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}''.

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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' meets ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}''.


* ReplacementScrappy: Another criticism of Haruka being a Hime in the manga is that she is one instead of Shizuru.

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* ReplacementScrappy: Another criticism One of the main criticisms of Haruka being a Hime in the manga is that she is one instead of Shizuru.


* MarySue: Haruka Suzushiro, who was a somewhat complex BadassNormal in the anime, was turned into probably one of the most powerful Himes in the manga, and it shows (although she and Yukino lose to Natsuki and Mai). There's also some favoritism skewed in her favor over Shizuru; just go read the chapter where she's having a hallucination inside Yukariko's Child.

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* MarySue: Haruka Suzushiro, who was a somewhat complex BadassNormal in the anime, was turned into probably one of the most powerful Himes in the manga, and it shows (although she and Yukino lose to Natsuki and Mai). ** There's also some favoritism skewed in her favor over Shizuru; just go read the chapter where she's having a hallucination inside Yukariko's Child.Yukino's obvious attraction to Haruka.

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