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We're on a mission from god. Just who the hell do you think we are?

Kick reason to the curb and go beyond the impossible! That's how Memetic Mutation rolls!

  • "Don't believe in yourself! Believe in the me who believes in you!" Explanation . Other examples are listed below.
    • "Your drill is the drill that will pierce the heavens!" note 
      • This might actually have gotten a reference in the soundtrack - one of the songs is called "Omae no XXX Ten wo Tsuke!" or "Pierce the Heavens with Your XXX!"
    • "JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM!?" Explanation 
    • "Go Beyond the Impossible and kick reason to the curb! That's the Gurren-Dan way!"
    • "A real man never dies even if he's killed!"Explanation(spoilers) 
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  • "ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWAH!" Explanation 
  • Bruce Ironstaunch. Explanation (spoilers) 
  • Shopping Kamina's Cool Shades, or even Simon's weird-ass star-shade-goggle-things, onto a character makes them instantly badass, or even more badass, as the above image demonstrates.
    • Kamina Jesus: Who is it that you say I am?!
    • Even Shinji. Case in point. (Site is mainly NSFW, image is safe)
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    • Hated characters such as Starchild get a much needed badass boost.
    • This meme has become so well-known (and across so many fandoms) that just putting Kamina shades on something has become an effective shorthand for "badass".
  • 40%! Explanation 
  • "0%? SOUNDS LIKE A HUNDRED TO ME"Explanation 
  • 8:52 is the hour when real men go beyond all known laws of reality, become heroes, and ascend to the realm of GARhalla. Explanation(spoilers) 
  • "UNION FLAGANN, SPIN ON!" Explanation 
  • KAMINA CLOSE. Explanation 
  • YOKO: You. Only. Kiss. Once... then later on die in the same episode. Explanation(spoilers) 
  • Sorairo Days can make any epic moment even more epic. (Mild Code Geass R2 spoilers)
  • "My bro is dead, HE'S GONE! But he's right there on my back, and here in my heart. He lives on as a part of me! If you're going to dig, dig to the heavens! No matter what's in my way, I won't stop! Once I've dug through, IT MEANS THAT I'VE WON! Just who the hell do you think I am?! I'm Simon, I'm not my bro. I'M ME! SIMON THE DIGGER!" Explanation (spoiler) 
    • Made even more epic in the second movie, where each Tengen Toppa Gunman combines to form SUPER Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. This leads to HISSATSU!! CHO TENGEN TOPPA GIGAAAAA DRRRRIIIIIIILLLLL BBRRRREEEEAAAKKKKKKEEEEEEERRRRRRRR!!! Then it clashes with the Anti-Spiral Giga Drill Break that causes ENTIRE GALAXIES to be pulled into it.
  • Viral Marketing is so easy a Beastman can do it. Explanation 
    • Referenced by at least one fansub: "This is a free fansub! Not for sale, rent, eBay or beastmen!"
  • Simon is such a bad ass that he defeated the first big bad with essentially his car keys is gaining popularity. It started on this wiki and reached a YouTube video of the Simon vs. Lordgenome fight.
  • Simon and Viral defeated an entire fleet solely with the power of their combined awesome. Explanation 
  • Yelling "FINISHING MOVE!!!" gives the Giga Drill Breaker its powerExplanation (minor spoilers) .
    • This one actually has a logical basis, in the fact that it's more awesome when they do yell "FINISHING MOVE!!!", if only because they know they're going to win. This can lead to more spiral power being poured into it, making calling the attack a finishing move a viable way to make it one.
  • The EYECATCHES! Followed by the catchy "LoveCatch" tunes.
  • So this is the power...of ____ Explanation (spoilers) .


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