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This is the tale of a man who continues the legacy of those who fought against Destiny. Thrust into a world of unspeakable despair, where the end of everything is considered inevitable by most, the darkness of the heart reign supreme, and forces beyond mortal comprehension toy with mankind, he stands up in defiance. Wielding a power of limitless growth, he strives to carve a path towards tomorrow, in defiance of impossible odds and the fate intended for this world.

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How To Drill Your Way Through Your Problems, is a Worm Self-Insert Fic by Web-Weaver, where his character, Will Carron, is literally just dropped onto a fire escape in Brockton Bay. Aside from that, he thinks he's normal... until he takes a look at his eyes and sees that he has spirals in them.

Will, now the Superhero "Lagann", must build a new Team Gurren- "Team Neo-Gurren", in this case- and teach the world to go beyond the impossible, to see the invisible, break the unbreakable, touch the untouchable... and most importantly of all, to hope again.

In short, it's a crossover between Worm and Gurren Lagann.

What follows involves drills, optimism, saving people, giant robots, and massive property damage.


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This Fanfiction contains the following tropes:

  • Adaptational Heroism: Bakuda, now second in command of Team Neo-Gurren, was rescued from the ABB before she did any of the villainous things she did in canon. As a result of Will's influence, she seems to have developed a more heroic use for her ego, even choosing to spare Lung's life after defeating him.
    • One could make the case for Mouse Protector, seeing as in canon she would have become Murder Rat thanks to the Slaughterhouse Nine. Thanks to the appeal of giant robots, she remains a hero.
    • In a non-canon omake that was originally going to be Canon, this is the case of Squealer. She's a deep cover spy for the Protectorate who has two personalities, Squealer and her civilian identity. When Squealer is captured the drugs are purged from her system letting her civilian side out so she can tell the Protectorate everything they need to know, with the Cape personality seemingly unaware of this. Her name is a double-meaning title, the squeal of tires, and the spy squealing on the Merchants.
  • The Alleged Car: Whatever it is that Squealer is going on a rampage in before Lagann gets his hands on it. It is apparently some sort of horrible bastardization of a car and a tank, a turret extends from inside it (that's too big to fit inside the vehicle, incidentally) to fire cannonballs, the whole thing screeches like the hounds of hell from the rust and clashing parts, and the wheels manage to shred anything they run over. Admittedly, this is played with, as she is a Vehicle Tinker, but it's quite a relief when Lagann turns it into the Dayakkaiser.
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  • Anachronism Stew: To a small degree. While it's unbelievably cool that Uber and Leet pulled their live-action robot death match, Worm (at the point in time that said brawl took place) was late January- early February of 2011. Titanfall didn't come out until 2014.
  • An Arm and a Leg: In the war between the ABB and the Merchants, Lagann loses the same arm twice. Once to an Oni Lee explosion, and then, after he makes himself an arm out of drills, he gets that ripped off by Lung. He then gets it fully regrown shortly thereafter.
  • Artificial Limbs: Lagann creates one, complete with drill-fingertips, before deciding 'screw this' and regrowing a new arm. It is as amazing as it sounds.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Twinboekun. While yes, it was capable of taking on two Titans at the same time, in order to function at max efficiency it needs two pilots who are in sync with one another. The first time it was piloted was when Mouse Protector and Lagann worked together, but since then Lagann acquires his own Gunmen, Gurren. Since Bakuda has her own Gunmen (the Bakuda Bomber (the renamed Dayakkaiser)), and Team Gurren has only three members, Twinboekun does not (as of the third Interlude) have enough people to pilot it properly note .
  • Badass Boast: The members of Team Neo-Gurren have delivered several over the course of the story, but did anyone expect anything less from a Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann crossover? The source material absolutely loved this trope.
    • Bakuda gets off a pretty good one when shooting Lung with the Bakuda Bomber, about how she was choosing her own path and that she wouldn't forgive Lung for trying to take her future from her.
  • Badass in Distress: Unfortunately, Bakuda. Lagann first meets her rescuing her from a burning building, then after she's just been badly burned by Lung, and then a third time when Lung escalates enough to begin dismantling the Bakuda Bomber.
  • Badass Cape/Badass Longcoat: Comes with the territory. Part of both Will/Lagann's, as well as Taylor/Owl's uniforms, though it is worth noting that Lagann did give Owl said longcoat.
    • In the semi-canon omake, Kamina has his trademark cape, giving it to Taylor to keep her warm.
  • Badass Normal: Danny Hebert and the Dockworkers, especially when they stand up to the Merchants and deliver a Rousing Speech about how they'll never roll over for a bunch of criminals.
    • Reinforced by the fact they proceed to kick Merchant ass in order to protect Taylor/Owl
    • Danny takes out Skidmark by shoving him into Whirlygig.
  • Batman Gambit: Lung's strategy for taking on the Merchants. He leaks information to them from his contacts in the police that Squealer (previously arrested by a combination of Protectorate and Lagann) was going to be out of the PRT holding cells and in the much more lightly defended police station. The Merchants bust her out, and in their exuberance, overextend themselves. Meanwhile, Lung plays on Lagann's Chronic Hero Syndrome and has Oni Lee there to take him out. It would have worked had Lagann not survived the Oni Lee attack.
  • Battle Couple: As of the fight with Lung, possibly Will/Lagann and Alice/Bakuda. Of course, they'd have to admit that they're together, but with the addition of the third author-written omake, this is pushing closer and closer to canon.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Owl's intervention in the fight between Lagann and Lung saves Lagann's life.
    • Lagann shows up to reinforce Miss Militia on his entry to the Uber and Leet brawl.
      • Later in that same fight, he gets dogpiled by a group of humanoid robots... only for Mouse Protector to teleport in and save him.
  • Blatant Lies: Glory Girl smashes into Lagann while he's on his way to visit Taylor in the hospital. The reason...
    Lagann: Were you texting while flying?
    Glory Girl: *while hiding phone behind back* No?
  • Bullying a Dragon: Lagann and Bakuda do this -literally- when hunting down Lung. In the true spirit of Gurren Lagann, it works like a charm.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Three words: GIIIGAAAAA! DRIIIILLL! BBBBBREAAAAAKEEEEEEEER!!!
    • Lagann does a similar attack, "Giga Drill Shoot," to take out Hookwolf.
  • Career-Ending Injury: Averted. Lagann may have lost his arm in the ABB/Merchant battle, but it doesn't slow him down. He just makes a new arm out of drills.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Averted. There's a scene where Bakuda hands Lagann about two dozen Tinkertech flashbang grenades for use against Oni Lee, but those never end up getting used. Oni Lee teleport-kamikazes Lagann, then gets driven off by Mouse Protector. The rest of the fight is against either ABB goons or Lung himself.
  • Code Name: Being a superhero story, there are a few. For Team Neo-Gurren, we have:
  • Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: Alice is extremely ungrateful to Lagann when he saves her from her apartment, which had been firebombed by nazis, and she was trapped under a fallen cabinet, calling him out that while yes, he saved people, he neither stopped the nazis that did it in the first place, nor did he prevent the building from being destroyed or the fire from spreading. She's more appreciative later, since she's actually Bakuda and Lagann rescues her from Lung's captivity.
    • Played with after the Uber and Leet fight, when Miss Militia does congratulate Lagann and Mouse Protector, and is grateful that they kept her safe when the battle was raging around them, she explains that the job of a hero is to try to de-escalate things, and not to start a giant robot brawl that takes out most of the block.
  • Contagious Heroism: It's slow, but Bakuda is slowly becoming less of the monster that she was originally going to be in canon and becoming more of a heroic type. She even spares Lung's life when he's on the ground with a hole in his chest, then joins Neo-Gurren as its second-in-command.
  • Continuity Cameo: Kamina appears to Taylor while she's trapped on the roof in Sithking Zero's omake, which is confirmed to be at least semi-canon in the Taylor Interlude.
  • Crash-Into Hello: Lagann is not amused that the second time he meets Glory Girl, it's in this way... while she's texting and flying. And then she tries to lie and say that she wasn't.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: By the very nature of powers in Worm, every Parahuman has one, since that's how Trigger Events work. In Bakuda's case, her trigger event led her to blow up several empty buildings as well as her professor and several students, before she was captured by the PRT. By the time she was processed, Lung had broken her out of jail and press-ganged her into joining the ABB, using his pyrokinesis to scar her back if she defied him.
  • Dead Person Conversation: Between Taylor and Kamina while she's trapped on the roof.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: "[Parian] ruthlessly stamps down on the part of her that demands she go out and fight, because that is a stupid, stupid idea for stupid people who are stupid."
  • Destructive Savior: Lagann has a nasty habit of causing huge amounts of property damage whenever he fights. Some times it's unavoidable, like when he summoned Twinboekun to fight Uber and Leet's Titans, or when he fought Lung. Others, such as the time he decided to blow up ABB warehouses with drills to show the cops where they were... not as much.
  • Determinator: Lagann in spades. He starts by fighting through losing an arm, followed by generating a new metal one, before spontaneously regrowing a new arm, and then creating a new Gurren from sheer willpower.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Uber and Leet have this as their motivation. They want to be taken seriously as villains- and they have the skill to prove it. It's just that no one takes them seriously anymore, to the point where it's not even a guarantee that the Wards will even be called in when they do their schemes, and most people see them setting up and just walk away.
  • Elemental Hair: After triggering, Taylor's hair is now coming in white, which matches her ice powers.
  • Establishing Character Moment: For the Protectorate, they had already met Lagann a few times before, and realized he was a good person and ideal Hero material. They didn't quite understand how Lagann was different until he upgraded Armsmaster's cycle into the Gurrencycle while riding it and minutes later, stealing Squealer's truck(?) and turning it into a giant robot.
    • Mouse Protector shows up at the Titanfall fight armed with teleportation, a sword, and puns, and proceeds to smash her way through more robots than Lagann.
  • Every Scar Has a Story: In the first of the Spiral Shorts chapters, Alice and Minnie swap stories about how they got their scars- and more importantly, how Minnie finally learned how to "take them back," and stop thinking of them as disfigurements (it involves tattooing them to make them personalized).
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Lagann has permanent spirals in his eyes, thanks to his Spiral Energy based powers.
    • This actually proves to be a problem when he gets knocked out by Oni Lee, as paramedics can't tell what his pupil dilation is (to see if he has a concussion).
    • His eyes also can't be turned off... meaning that he has to wear sunglasses all the time when in public, or anyone who looks him right in the eyes will know that he's a cape instantly. This is proven via the woman who finds him on her fire escape at the story's start, and when Glory Girl confronts him on why he's not looking her in the eye.
  • Eye Color Change: After she triggers, Taylor's eyes change from brown to blue.
    • Will's original eye color was dark brown, by his own admission. However, at some point between him falling asleep in a dorm room in our universe and waking up in a fire escape in Brockton, that is changed to bright green with spiraling swirls.
  • Fake Arm Disarm: After Lagann makes a second arm out of drills (to replace the one that Oni Lee blew off), Lung rips that arm off as well.
  • Fight Magnet: Shards, the things that grant superpowers in Worm, have the purpose of evolving themselves through combat. Lagann is worried that this means that Capes will try their hardest to get to fight him, since his power is weaponized evolution.
  • Foreshadowing: The second part of the third interlude reveals that in order do ensure mankind has any future, the words "Tengen Toppa" are involved.
    • Bakuda taking over the Dayakkaiser and turning it into the "Bakuda Bomber" wasn't as much foreshadowed as it was stated flat-out, but still had some bits of Bakuda testing new munitions and sneaking around the Gunmen hold.
    • Taylor's powers were foreshadowed in her new blue lips and fingernails after her trigger event, as those should have cleared up once Panacea used her powers to make her better after the rooftop.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: something starts interfering with the text in Interlude 3.????, reducing the first part to Zalgo Text, before shifting the perspective over to something about a story burning. Then it goes back to what the first paragraph was talking about before the interference, except now there's invisible text commenting on people's actions and even influencing Director Piggot. Then later on the invisible text starts talking to the audience.
  • Genki Girl: Mouse Protector.
    • Lagann lampshades the rarity of heroes like Mouse Protector in a world like Worm; in a setting where extreme trauma is the only way to get powers, most people with powers are utterly broken.
  • Genre Shift: Deliberately invoked. Will, after taking Taylor to the hospital, declares that this is no longer Worm, it's Gurren Lagann. No more of the depressing stuff, this is Giant Robot Shonen Anime!
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Armsmaster attempting to understand how the Gurrencycle works. A much lesser example, as he's not going mad in the Cthulu Mythos sense, he's just overly focused on it and cranky that he can't understand anything about it.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Bakuda switches sides from the ABB to Team Neo-Gurren, once she's given the opportunity (helped along by Lagann).
    • Battery speculates that this might be the case for Bakuda (who, after defecting to Neo-Gurren, went underground, so nobody at the time knew where she was other than guesswork), pointing out her husband (Assault) as an example of that sort of thing happening before.
  • Heroism Won't Pay the Bills: Somewhat averted. Lagann makes quite a bit of money from his heroics, by way of taking back money from the criminals he busts. He can't store it in the bank, however, due to his lack of documentation. He supplements this with money made from his job washing dishes at a restaurant, since while that is much less exciting, he does know that it is a steady paycheck (unlike his raids on ABB supplies).
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Skidmark, a parahuman with the ability to create force-fields that push things away, is defeated by Badass Normal Danny Hebert by getting shoved into Whirlygig.
    • Twinboekun was constructed from the remains of the human-sized robots that Leet built, and allowed Lagann and Mouse Protector to beat off Uber and Leet's Titans.
  • Hope Bringer: Following the examples of Kamina and Simon, Will/Lagann is doing his best to be this.
  • Hot-Blooded: Lagann, though it should be noted that this is a trait that all Spiral Warriors possess to one degree or another.
  • Humans Are Special: Word of God seems to be that the Entities cannot use Spiral Power.
    • Will states that this is one of the founding principles of both the original Team Dai-Gurren and Team Neo-Gurren. He also says that he can't really use that as a selling point for his team, as it doesn't have enough practical benefit as a selling point (compared to "get rid of the gangs, villains, and Endbringers.")
  • Humongous Mecha: It's a Gurren Lagann crossover. This was sort of inevitable. It should be noted that thus far, all the mecha from the source have been pre-Timeskip designs, rather than the sort of insanity that the post-Timeskip designs would pull out (such as the Arc Gurren Lagann, which was 5km tall, all the way up to Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, which is bigger than the universe).
    • Will has the ability to "sacrifice" Tinkertech with Spiral Power to make Gunmen.
      • The first one he makes is the Dayakkaiser out of a Squealer Tank/Truck hybrid. It later gets turned into the Bakuda Bomber.
      • Second was the Twinboekun, made from Leet's robots in the battle between the gamer duo, Mouse Protector, and Lagann.
      • The Lung fight allowed Lagann to summon a Gunmen out of pure Spiral Energy, no sacrifice required. It's none other than Gurren itself.
    • Uber and Leet create Titans from Titanfall specifically to fight Lagann.
    • An omake later said that the PRT recovered the remains of the Titans and turned them over to Dragon, who will be making her own versions of them for both her and the PRT. Saint uses his connections to Dragon to steal the designs, then turns them over to Toybox.
  • I Ain't Got Time to Bleed: Lagann, after losing his arm, both in the explosion and again while fighting Lung.
  • An Ice Person: Taylor/Owl is this after triggering, by being left to freeze to death on the roof by Sophia.
  • If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: Miss Militia gives this speech to Lagann after Mouse Protector decides to join Team Neo-Gurren.
  • Kamina Shades: A pair are a defining element of Lagann's uniform.
    • Mouse Protector is given a pair upon joining Team Neo-Gurren.
    • By its nature, the Team Gurren Logo sports a pair of these, and as such, are on the back of both Owl and Lagann's trenchcoats.
  • Large Ham: Lagann is deliberately invoking Gurren Lagann tropes. This happens. A lot.
    • Mouse Protector deliberately invokes this trope.
  • Mad Bomber: Bakuda, as in canon, is a Tinker who specializes in explosives. The difference is that not only is she on the side of heroism now, she also has access to a giant robot.
  • Made of Iron: Hookwolf gets shot out of the city in a finishing move ("Giga Drill Shoot"). This required him to be launched into the air for an unknown distance, but is at least several miles, before crashing down at terminal velocity. He shows up again several chapters later, none the worse for wear.
    • Spiral Energy is noted to make Lagann much tougher than he is normally, but even then there are limits to what he can survive.
    • Lung manages to survive a Giga Drill Break, with the caveats that a) it did knock him out, and b) said GDB wasn't the full version- it was done only with Gurren, not Gurren Lagann. It does leave him with a hole in his torso that his powers slowly heal him from.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Spiral Power is already as bullshit as you can get, but it seemed to operate under some rules. Then the semi-canon omake revealed that Kamina's spirit talked to Taylor when she was on the roof, and Will was actively judged by something before he could summon Gurren.
  • Missed the Call: Barely averted. Uber and Leet's midtown robot battle was specifically to draw in Lagann so they could fight him. There was one minor problem: Lagann had no idea it was going on. The only reason he came to the fight was because some of his coworkers were watching the battle because they lived in the area, and Lagann booked it on hearing about it.
  • Multicolored Hair: Taylor, after triggering on the roof. This is transient, however, due to the fact that her roots now produce white hair. Given a sufficient haircut, this will be lost.
  • Mundane Utility: Spiral Power allows you to heal injuries, summon giant robots... and fix rips in your clothes.
  • My Greatest Failure: Lagann briefly considers his failure to save Taylor from her Trigger Event to be this, but then decides to not let it consume him and move on.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Scion is able to feel the vast amount of Spiral Power that Lagann uses to summon Gurren during the Lung fight... and his first instinct on feeling that was rage.
  • Mythology Gag: Whenever Lagann makes his costume, he unintentionally makes the Team Dai-Gurren symbol on the back.
    • When Taylor makes her first appearance in a Cape Fight, it's at a battle with Lung. In canon her first encounter with another hostile cape was Lung.
  • Not So Different: Assault points out that it's possible for someone to flip sides from villain to hero (as Bakuda seems to be doing)- after all, that's his career in a nutshell, as he used to be the villain Madcap.
  • Oh, Crap!: Will starts cursing and swearing when he finds out that he's in Brockton.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Unfortunately, Reality Ensues here. Lagann was dropped into Earth Bet with just the money in his pocket, and with his bank accounts in another universe, he's really poor. Bakuda is in the same boat as well, given that she's a wanted criminal who's also hiding out from Lung and the ABB... so she can't get a job. The only sources the two have for income are Lagann's job as a dishwasher and the money he takes off of crooks. This is alleviated, however, by the modifications Lagann has made to their headquarters, which gives them free water and power.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Ever since Taylor Triggered, her hair has started turning white. Downplayed, since her the hair she already had isn't changing color, it's just that all hair grown after the event happened is white, so it's just the roots thus far.
  • Rated M for Manly: Lagann's been channeling Simon the Digger... What else did you expect?
  • Reality Ensues: Will brings along his wallet when he comes through to Earth-Bet... and he has no documentation, nor do his credit cards work since he doesn't exist in the system.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The PRT, regarding Bakuda. They are aware that parahumans can regret what they do immediately after their Trigger Event (and in some cases classify it as temporary insanity, given how (non-Cauldron) Trigger Events work), or gain genuine remorse for what they've done and flip sides to heroism. This is helped along by Assault, who used to be the villain Madcap. For this reason, they're willing to let Bakuda go for the moment, as she's being "sponsored" for lack of better term, by Lagann, who they note is largely a model Hero (massive property damage and tendency to use giant robots aside), but they do say that the minute she crosses the line, she'll be arrested.
  • Retcon: Web-Weaver freely admits that he changed when Bakuda Triggered, having her trigger in November 2010, rather than in March 2011 (as in canon), with the justification that the first End Of Term finals would be more stressful.
  • Rousing Speech: Lagann's given a few since he first showed up in Brockton Bay. Of note is the one he delivers as he recreates Gurren from pure Spiral Power during his battle with Lung.
  • Screw Destiny: This appears to be Lagann's entire shtick, and considering how far Off the Rails he's driven the plot so far, it appears to be working.
  • Secret Identity: Taylor's lasts roughly as long to Danny as anything does in front of a Giga Drill Break.
    • Mouse Protector reveals her name is Minnerva Spector.
    • Played somewhat interestingly for Will Carran and Alice. Since Will was sucked into this world from another one, there's no documentation for his existing, which is a bit of a problem for him. At the same time, Alice is Bakuda. And while she didn't do most of the stuff she did in canon, she was still the person who bombed that college and was broken out of prison, so they can't exactly go walking around without a care.
  • Ship Tease: The most popular ship in the story thus far is Lagann/Bakuda.
    • There is some between Mouse Protector and Miss Militia.
    • The third author-written omake is made entirely of this. To alleviate their identity issues (Alice having a name she can't use because she's a criminal broken out of jail and Will not having any documentation), Alice suggests she and Will get married. This will get him a green card and some form of identification, allow Alice to change her name, and further Alice's secret agenda of staking a claim on Will while getting him to think of her as "Alice Carran," although mostly it's to troll him. She's stunned into blushing silence when, after a few seconds of thinking about it, he agrees to her proposal.
  • Shout-Out:
    • When making his outfit out of Spiral Power, Lagann briefly wonders if he's accidentally made Life Fibers.
    • When will made his first arm after it got blown off he says. 'my body is made of drills' a reference to the nasuverse character Shirou Emiya's reality marble aria.
    • Uber and L33t make the animatronics from Epic Mickey.
    • When thinking back on the stuff he was going to miss from the real world, Lagann is reminded of a Deputy Director he can't recall the name of and muses that he won't get to see how that story ends.
    • A Gurren Lagann themed motorcycle? Where could that have come from...
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: Worm, as a setting, falls deeply in the cynicism category, but Will/Lagann's actions are slowly pushing it back up the scale towards Idealism, as per typical in Gurren Lagann, which, although not wholly an Idealistic setting, is infinitely better off than Earth Bet.
  • Spanner in the Works: Lagann, and Spiral Power in general, to the plans the Entities have for Earth.
    • Lagann, by rescuing Bakuda, is also this for Lung. Because Bakuda doesn't get indoctrinated into the ABB's lifestyle, she doesn't provide him with tinkertech bombs, eventually helping take him down for good.
    • Will acts as this for the Trio (though only Emma and Sophia are ever named). Because he both revealed Taylor's locker and rescued her from the roof, Shadow Stalker is sent to Juvenile Detention and Emma is given in-school suspension. Taylor gets transferred to another school.
    • Taylor/Owl serves as one for the planned Merchant takeover of the Docks.
  • Spared By Adaptation: Mouse Protector heads to Brockton once she hears "Giant Robots." This prevents her canon Fate Worse than Death fate at the hands of the Slaughterhouse Nine.
  • Stations of the Canon: Averted. Taylor triggers at Winslow and shows up to fight Lung, but aside from that, the plot goes off the rails very quickly, and the circumstances under which those previously mentioned events did happen was radically different.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Bakuda, a Tinker who specializes in explosive devices, is a member of Team Neo-Gurren. This was to be expected.
    • Also, Will/Lagann intentionally blew up ABB warehouses so the Protectorate could find them.
    • Will loses his arm in a Oni Lee-caused explosion. He gets better.
  • Tank Goodness: Squealer's monster truck-tank hybrid gets turned into Lagann's first Gunman, the Dayakkaiser, which is basically a giant robot tank. It later is converted into Bakuda's personal Gunman, the Bakuda Bomber.
  • This Is a Drill: Keeping in the tradition of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, this is Lagann's entire combat style.
  • Transformation Sequence: Lagann doesn't have a costume he puts on, he summons it to himself using Spiral Power. Bakuda mocks him for this, since according to her it looks like a Magical Girl suiting-up sequence.
  • Tsundere/Yandere: Bakuda is shaping up to be either a Type A Tsundere, or a Yandere according to the side stories and omakes.
  • When All You Have Is A Drill: True to the source material, Drills and Spirals seem to be able to solve most problems, ranging from creating Giant Robots to repairing clothing.
    • In a sense, this is Spiral Power. Will even notes that the stuff that the canon Team Dai-Gurren pulled was just scratching the surface of what Spiral Power could actually do. In a sense, discovering its uses is something of an ongoing journey for him.
  • World of Ham: Will/Lagann is trying to live up to his power's origins, and doing so with gusto.
    • Mouse Protector tries to take an approach that seems to be one part Adam West Batman, and one part Shonen Heroine.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Lagann cleans out Taylor's locker over the winter break. She still triggers the first day back, and if anything, it's worse.

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